Implant Options: How to Ensure You Make the Best Choice

Selecting the right breast implants can be a nerve-wracking process. There are a number of variables to consider—such as the type of implant you want, what size you need, and where you want your implants placed—and all of these factor into achieving a pleasing outcome. If you’re not sure how to begin weighing all of your options, we can help; this simple guide to choosing the right breast implants covers all of the basics you’ll need to know before booking a consultation:

Choosing the Right Implant Size

One of the most common misconceptions about choosing breast implants is the idea that you can simply walk into a plastic surgeon’s office and request a cup size (e.g., “Make me a D cup.”) This approach is not advised because cup sizes are not standardized; they vary between different band sizes and even different underwear brands. What you should do is try on a set of “mock implants.”  Ask your plastic surgeon for a set of sample sizes.

Choosing an Implant Type

Today, patients over 22 years of age can choose to have either saline or silicone gel implants. Both options are safe, contrary to some of the early rumors about silicone implants that made their way into the media. Silicone implants are made from a type of medical-grade, durable silicone. Other types of silicone implants, like highly cohesive implants, are increasingly popular because if the implant ever ruptures, the filling sticks together rather than leaking into the body.

The only caveat to be aware of when choosing silicone implants is that implant ruptures can be harder to detect. Unlike saline implants, silicone gel implants do not obviously deflate after rupturing, so you will have to pay close attention to any minor changes in the shape of your implants. If you notice any small dents or lumps around one of your implants, make sure to book an MRI as quickly as possible.

Silicone implants are the preferred choice for most breast augmentation patients because they look and feel more like natural breast tissue. That being said, some people still prefer traditional saline implants because surgeons can adjust the filling during surgery before the pocket has been sewn up. They are also slightly less expensive and leave a much shorter scar. In the hands of a skilled surgeon, both saline and silicone implants can be made to look very natural, so you should choose the implant type that works best with your goals.

Choosing the Right Implant Placement

Breast implants can be placed either above the pectoral muscles or below them. When implants are placed under the muscle, the top of the implant is effectively hidden by muscle tissue. Some surgeons believe that placing implants under the muscle allows for more natural results, while others believe that placement can interfere with athletic activity. This creates a very natural “slope” to the breast and prevents the overly round look that’s associated with breast augmentation surgery.

However, not all patients are suitable candidates for under the muscle implant placement. Most notably, patients with very small chests who want to have large implants inserted usually require over the muscle placement. (This is necessary because they do not have enough natural breast tissue to accommodate under the muscle placement.) Fortunately, if you’re not able to have your implants inserted beneath your pectoral muscles, there are other options available. For many patients, over-the-muscle placement can still create natural results, but it’s crucial that they work with a skilled plastic surgeon with years of experience with breast augmentation.

If you still have questions about breast augmentation surgery after reviewing the information above, feel free to get in touch with us. We’ll be happy to explain your options in more depth or help you book a consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons.

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Give the Gift of Beautiful Skin

Have you ever noticed what virtually all supermodels have in common? That’s right—it’s flawless skin. Even if you have perfect facial features and a stunning figure, having obvious blemishes, wrinkles, or an overall dull look to your skin can sorely detract from your natural beauty. That’s why here at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, we believe in giving the gift of beautiful skin. Whether your loved one is male or female, young or old, traditional or a fan of avant-garde style, he or she will truly appreciate receiving one of the procedures below as a gift.

The Top 3 Skin Rejuvenation Procedures

  1. The Obagi System

The Obagi system is famous for producing the “Blue Peel,” a highly effective form of chemical peel. Chemical peels are used to remove the uppermost layer of the skin in a gentle yet thorough way. In doing so, they can erase a wide array of different skin imperfections, such as fine lines, sun spots, small scars, enlarged pores, and areas of uneven pigmentation. Likewise, they’re useful in treating areas of dark pigmentation that have arisen due to pregnancy, birth control use, or other factors.

Chemical peels are also excellent collagen stimulators: When they remove the first layer of the dermis, the body goes into “healing mode” and tells the skin to produce new collagen and elastin in order to regenerate skin cells. As a result, the new layer of skin that forms is firmer, brighter, and more even in tone and texture than the one that preceded it.

The Obagi system differs from other chemical peels in the fact that it is capable of treating the aforementioned cosmetic problems on a deeper level—without causing the same amount of peeling, redness, or swelling as a conventional deep chemical peel. Because Obagi peels penetrate more deeply into the supportive second layer of the dermis, they’re adept at treating skin laxity as well as superficial blemishes.

The Obagi system takes measures to help your skin heal more effectively, too. First and foremost, it comes with a specially-formulated professional-grade sunscreen that will keep your skin safe from sun damage after the peeling solution has been applied. (Sun damage is the only major risk associated with chemical peel treatments.) Unlike conventional sunscreen, Obagi system sunscreen will not cause irritation; on the contrary, it’s been designed to soothe and nourish healing skin.

Note that different Obagi formulations are available to treat a range of different skin types (and problems): There’s an Obagi system that specifically targets acne, for example, and there’s a nourishing Obagi anti-aging formula that’s been developed for use on sensitive skin.

  1. Botox

Botox is an excellent “beginner” cosmetic procedure. It’s extremely adept at treating and preventing dynamic wrinkles, it requires just one brief appointment and no surgery is involved. Contrary to myth, Botox does not “freeze” a person’s face, nor is it strongly associated with any other serious adverse reactions.

Because Botox can help prevent wrinkles as well as minimize existing lines, most cosmetic surgeons recommend this procedure for anyone over the age of 30. Starting Botox early relaxes the muscles in common problem areas (such as on the forehead and around the eyes), reducing the amount of stress placed on the skin by muscle contractions. This means it will take much longer for wrinkles to form “imprints” in the skin.

  1. Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers aren’t just for lip enhancement anymore. Today, these versatile substances are being used to fill in wrinkles, add volume to the cheeks, erase old acne scars, and even correct imperfections on the nose.  Like Botox, dermal fillers are both safe and temporary; if you have dermal fillers injected, you can expect them to last between 9 to 12 months.

Dermal fillers, Botox, and the Obagi system form a set of what we call “complementary procedures.” This, in brief, means that the results of these treatments coalesce to produce a cohesively smooth, lifted, and revitalized look. Obagi enhances the overall appearance of the skin, dermal fillers fill in deep-set hollows and wrinkles, and Botox eliminates dynamic wrinkles.

Giving the Gift of Better Skin

With all of the skin-enhancing procedures available today, giving the gift of beautiful skin is easier than ever before… And the best part? All the procedures listed above are non-surgical, meaning that the patient doesn’t need to take any time out to have them.

Modern cosmetic medicine is safe, largely side effect free, convenient, and affordable—making it the perfect gift for just about anyone. So, what are you waiting for? Let someone you care about in on the best-kept skincare secret there is: Cosmetic medicine.

Posted in Botox, Dermal Fillers

Healthy Habits to Adopt in the New Year

2018 is quickly approaching and a new year can be a great opportunity to adopt new, healthy habits to improve your quality of life. Whether you create a large goal to work towards or pick up some small habits, 2018 can be your best and healthiest year yet! The surgeons at Plastic Surgery Services put together this little list of great habits to pick up in the New Year that will make your year a great one!:

  • Drink at least 8 ounces of water every single day.
  • Try to meditate for 15 minutes before you start each day.
  • Do 30 minutes of cardio each day, whether it’s walking, running, or swimming.
  • Plan out your meals for the week and eat 5 to 6 small meals a day.
  • Put your phone away and turn off the TV 30 minutes before going to sleep.

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Mommy Makeover Series: Recovery

When you have a mommy makeover, you’re making a big investment in your physical and mental health. Common mommy makeover procedures, such as tummy tuck surgery and labiaplasty, can reduce pain and discomfort over the long term by correcting damage done to the abdomen and vagina during pregnancy and childbirth. If you are having a tummy tuck as part of your mommy makeover, here’s what you can do to reduce the amount of pain you experience and ensure a speedy recovery:

5 Mommy Makeover Recovery Tips

  1. Arrange to take at least one week off of work after you have a tummy tuck

You’ll need to wear surgical drains for about a week after your tummy tuck… And these aren’t an encumbrance you’ll want to have to deal with while you’re busy at the office! As such, you should book a week off of work following your tummy tuck in order to allow your body to dedicate all of its energy to healing.

  1. Have help if you have young children

You won’t be able to lift more than 25 pounds for about a month after having a tummy tuck. If your children are still young (as in, under the age of six) you will therefore need help with childcare duties while you recover from your mommy makeover with tummy tuck.

  1. Set up a “recovery area” for yourself

You will have to get up and walk around a little bit each day after you have surgery in order to maintain good blood flow and minimize the risk of blood clots.

To avoid unnecessary pain, we recommend that you create a special “recovery area” that contains everything you will need within easy reach. Your recovery area should include:

  • Any medications you will be taking. Taking pain medication on a regular schedule is necessary in order to prevent pain flare-ups. (Pain is much easier to prevent than it is to control once it has already occurred.)
  • Device chargers. Make sure to situate all of your device chargers in a location where you can reach them without having to bend over.
  • A bed with at least four pillows, or a recliner. You will need to keep both your head and feet slightly elevated while you rest, so having additional pillows or using a recliner is helpful. You may also find a full body pillow useful.
  1. Exparel

Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg introduces EXPAREL® PAIN MANAGEMENT. Our board certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Heppe and Dr. Bautista, and board eligible Dr. Aflaki are always researching ways to improve the patient’s experience, and the doctors feel this new product will significantly enhance post operative comfort.

  1. Ask your surgeon for recovery instructions

Each mommy makeover with tummy tuck procedure has its own post-operative protocol—and it’s incredibly important that you adhere to said protocol. Because you will be groggy right after you have a mommy makeover with tummy tuck, we advise obtaining a document that outlines the steps you should take to recover safely from each procedure you’ve had. Make a few copies of this document and give a copy to your partner or your caregiver (keep a copy for yourself as well). This will ensure that you don’t overlook any important steps while healing.

If you have any further questions about mommy makeover recovery or you wish to book a consultation, feel free to contact us. We’ll be happy to guide you throughout your mommy makeover journey and make sure that you achieve the body of your dreams.

Posted in Mommy Makeover

Don’t Hide Underneath Bulky Sweaters This Season – Shape Up With CoolSculpting

For most people, the onset of winter is a season that forces us to put away our swimsuits, get back to work, and wait for Mother Nature’s eventual return to life. For those struggling with body image issues, on the other hand, the first cold days are met with a sigh of relief. They signify not having to worry so much about looking good in tank tops or being invited to beach parties. They herald a return to comfort.

If you have bulges of fat that just won’t budge (no matter how hard you try to eat healthy and exercise) then you’re probably eagerly anticipating covering up with jackets and sweaters. What if you didn’t have to mask it anymore? What if you could find body freedom without going under the knife? You can—through a procedure called CoolSculpting.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a FDA-approved body contouring procedure that uses cryolipolysis to remove unwanted fatty deposits. In simpler terms, CoolSculpting “freezes” fat cells. As it turns out, fat cells dislike the cold even more than your average beach bunny does: When extreme cold is applied directly to them, they become so damaged that the body is forced to excrete them. The result? Patients see a 24% reduction in fat cells in treated areas.

This process is as safe as it is effective. In fact, you won’t even know the fat cells are being excreted. The body’s lymphatic system and liver can effectively turn them into waste products without issue. Meanwhile, you’ll also face no risk of scarring or infection because CoolSculpting doesn’t require the making of any incisions. The CoolSculpting applicator won’t harm your skin, either.

Like all cosmetic fat reduction procedures, CoolSculpting is not intended to be used for weight loss in lieu of leading a healthy lifestyle. The amount of fat removed by CoolSculpting will not produce significant results on a heavily overweight person. Instead, CoolSculpting is meant to be used on patients who are a healthy weight but still struggle with stubborn fat deposits. Genetics, aging, and hormonal and metabolic factors can all cause people to develop stores of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise. For these “problem areas,” CoolSculpting is ideal.

What are the Benefits of CoolSculpting?

In addition to being a very low-risk procedure, CoolSculpting has a number of unique advantages. Some of the perks of CoolSculpting are outlined below:

  • You won’t have to factor in any “down time” after you have CoolSculpting. The nonsurgical nature of CoolSculpting means that patients don’t need to take any time off work in which to heal. You can return to your usual activities immediately after your CoolSculpting treatment is complete.
  • You can use CoolSculpting to target more than one area of your body. CoolSculpting is one of the most versatile nonsurgical fat removal treatments on the market. While most people use it to remove belly and back fat, it can also be used to freeze away fat on the thighs, flanks, arms, and even under the chin.
  • CoolSculpting produces very even, natural-looking results.  No one will know you’ve had CoolSculpting performed on your body unless you tell them!

The only thing to be aware of before you get CoolSculpting is the fact that the results of this treatment are not immediate. It usually takes a few weeks for post-procedure swelling to subside, and it may take your body up to two months to completely excrete all of the damaged fat cells. In other words, if you want to see results by the time winter ends, you should get started now.

So, why not take the plunge and book a CoolSculpting consultation? If you decide that this procedure is right for you, you’ll have something new to look forward to this spring: Surprising everyone when you debut your slim new body.

Posted in body contouring, CoolSculpting

Mommy Makeover Series: Tummy Tuck

Most of the best things in life are challenging—that’s what makes them so satisfying. Nowhere is this truer than the experience of motherhood: Carrying a child and raising him or her is a miraculous, fulfilling, and inspiring journey… But it’s hard work, for both your mind and your body. While some women are lucky enough to heal completely after their pregnancies, others are left with residual damage in the form of a bulging stomach that will not respond to diet or exercise. This issue is far from being skin-deep, too. The presence of a pronounced tummy “pouch” can signify underlying damage to the muscles of the abdomen.

The above issue is so prevalent among new mothers that almost all “mommy makeovers” include a procedure known as abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery. Tummy tuck surgery can correct aesthetic issues, such as loose skin and stretch marks, while also addressing deeper structural problems. Here’s what you need to know about this procedure:

Having a Tummy Tuck is Often Necessary to Restore Your Shape

When the muscles of the abdomen have been damaged by pregnancy, no amount of exercise is capable of repairing them. This is because the tissue between the lateral portions of the abdominal muscles becomes torn (due to the pressure exerted on it by the growing fetus). Once this occurs, the muscles can no longer be used in unison, making exercise ineffective. Only the surgical sutures that are placed during a tummy tuck can mend the torn tissue and restore full muscle functionality. After the patient recovers, the mended muscles will both respond properly to exercise and exert a “corseting” effect on the abdomen. (They will compress the abdominal tissue as they did prior to pregnancy, meaning that it will no longer be able to push forward and distort the abdomen.)

Tummy Tuck Surgery

A tummy tuck is a powerful procedure that can help patients achieve a slimmer, more athletic abdomen. Like liposuction, a tummy tuck can remove the stubborn pockets of fat on the belly that prevent people from attaining a slimmer belly. But, unlike liposuction, a tummy tuck can actually remove excess skin and tighten a portion of the abdomen. Tightening the abdomen is important for some of our female patients because diet and exercise alone can’t reverse the effects of pregnancy on the abdominal muscles.

Like most surgical procedures, there is a recovery required after a tummy tuck. After the tummy tuck, patients are advised to refrain from lifting heavy objects for about 2-3 weeks, but patients are able to go back to work within a week.

Some of our patients qualify for a mini-tummy tuck, a milder version of the tummy tuck designed for patients who want to localize their treatment to the lower abdomen.

Tummy Tuck Surgery Can be Combined with Liposuction

Sometimes women discover that they have new deposits of stubborn fat on their stomachs, flanks, or thighs after going through pregnancy. If this is the case, you can ask your surgeon about having liposuction administered at the time of your tummy tuck.

Your Mommy Makeover Should Form Part of Your Family Plan

While having a tummy tuck will not impair your ability to have children, subsequent pregnancies can compromise the results of this procedure. Most women therefore wait until they’re done having children to schedule a mommy makeover. However, if you would like to undergo a mommy makeover in between pregnancies, you may be able to do so. Just talk to your surgeon about the possibility of future revision surgeries and make sure to budget accordingly.

Having a mommy makeover can help you enjoy family life with greater confidence and peace of mind. Moms who are happy with their bodies typically have healthier relationships and may even enjoy more robust careers. When it comes to motherhood, the key to success is balance: By looking after yourself, you’ll be better able to look after those around you.

Posted in Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck

5 Hot Spots for Healthy Eats in Fredericksburg

If you’re in need of a new place with good food and a good atmosphere in Fredericksburg, you’re in luck! The doctors at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg put together this list of 5 awesome places for good, healthy food in the city. Check out the 5 restaurants below to find your new Fredericksburg hot spot!

  • Mercantile puts a twist on traditional breakfast and lunch and serves it with their specialty pour-over coffee.
  • Legume Kitchen and Bar has created a menu that is focused on nourishing plant-based and pescatarian cuisine.
  • Kickshaws Downtown Market is where you will find the best in locally sourced, natural and organic products.
  • Eileen’s Bakery and Cafe makes fresh bread and pastries daily along with handcrafted salads and sandwiches.
  • Orofino provides authentic Italian food with a unique dining experience using only simple and fresh ingredients.

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Breast Reconstruction Frequently Asked Questions

If you have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy, or you are scheduled to have one in the near future, then you should be aware that there are a number of breast reconstruction options available. These procedures can restore your breasts to the size and shape they were prior to your cancer diagnosis. Here’s what you need to know before booking a consultation:

  1. Can I have mastectomy/lumpectomy and breast reconstruction at the same time?

In many cases, yes, this is possible. This procedure is known as Immediate Breast Reconstruction, and women often prefer this option because it’s more convenient. However, some women are not good candidates for Immediate Breast Reconstruction. Your overall health, the stage of your cancer, and the amount of available tissue you have all factor into whether or not you can combine mastectomy/lumpectomy and breast reconstruction. You will need to talk to your physician to determine your options.

  1. What types of breast reconstruction surgery are available?

The two main types of breast reconstruction surgery are implant reconstruction (where a conventional breast implant filled with gel or saline is placed into the breast pocket, restoring fullness) and autologous or “flap” reconstruction. Flap reconstruction involves removing tissue from another part of the body (usually the abdomen or thighs) and transferring it to the breast. Note that these two procedures are sometimes combined when the patient has had a lot of breast tissue removed, but this is rarely necessary.

  1. Which is better, implant or flap breast reconstruction?

Both procedures have advantages and disadvantages, so the answer to this question will depend on your personal needs and preferences. Flap breast reconstruction produces the most natural looking and feeling results, but it’s a larger operation. Because it involves two areas of the body rather than just one, flap reconstruction requires a longer hospital stay and the initial recovery period is longer. You will be in the hospital for three to four days rather than the one day needed for implant reconstruction. You will then spend four weeks recovering, as compared to one to two weeks. There is also the potential for more scarring with this procedure.

Implant surgery is easier to perform than flap reconstruction, but most patients report that even gel implants don’t feel exactly like natural breast tissue (though they are a close match). Likewise, while the initial healing period is shorter after implant surgery, you may need revision surgery later in life if you choose this option. While modern gel implants are fairly robust, there is a possibility of rupture after five to ten years. Finally, many women need to have tissue expansion performed before their implant can be placed. This is a time-consuming process that takes place over multiple (outpatient) appointments: First, a surgeon will place a specialized tissue expander implant into the breast cavity (usually immediately after mastectomy or lumpectomy). Then the patient will return 3-4 weeks later and have a bit more saline added to the expander implant. This action will be repeated weekly as needed, until the breast is ready for the insertion of the final (gel or saline) implant.

  1. Is breast reconstruction medically necessary?

No, this procedure is purely elective, so if you don’t want to go through another surgery, don’t feel like you must. However, most women find that they benefit psychologically from having breast reconstruction surgery. Not only can breast reconstruction help a woman feel more confident and feminine, it erases visual reminders of her cancer experience. Women who opt for breast reconstruction may therefore be better able to put cancer in the past and move on with their lives.

  1. Can I have my nipples reconstructed, too?

Yes. You should be aware, however, that nipple reconstruction is usually done as a second procedure (if the patient’s original nipple cannot be preserved during mastectomy/lumpectomy). You will therefore have to wait between two to three months before having your nipple reconstructed. Nipple reconstruction is done using a portion of the flap tissue, with coloration added via tattooing. It’s a minor procedure that can often be done in-office.

  1. Do I need to do anything special to prepare for breast reconstruction surgery?

You will usually need to have a thorough medical checkup, including blood work and possibly an assessment of the health of your heart and lungs. You will also need to arrange for help at home. You will not be able to walk normally or drive immediately after surgery, so arranging to have someone stay with you to assist with normal everyday tasks is strongly recommended. Plan to take at least two to four weeks off work.

If you have any further questions about breast reconstruction surgery or you’re interested in booking a consultation, feel free to contact us. We’ll be happy to help guide you on your path to total wellness.

Posted in Breast Reconstruction

Facelifts Today – Better Techniques, Better Results

In the past, facelift surgery was seen as being highly effective—but not exactly subtle. In addition to creating visible incision scars along the hairline, historic facelift surgery often produced a dramatically “lifted” look. That patient’s brow-line would appear to be swept upwards and his or her eyes would often have a telltale slant. In short, thirty years ago, you knew when someone had undergone a facelift; even if he or she looked younger as a result, he or she also looked different. Fortunately, times have changed. Just like many medical operations that were once invasive surgeries can now be performed via “keyhole” methods and other modern techniques, facelift surgery has been refined substantially over the last decade.

Introducing Today’s Facelift

Facelifts in 2017 are performed using highly advanced, specialized techniques. As a result, facelifts today produce a more subtle look that promises to be virtually invisible to anyone who did not see the patient prior to his or her surgery. In this sense, facelift surgery is now one of the best-kept anti-aging secrets. Few people realize just how effective it has become, and even fewer people suspect miraculously young-looking individuals of having a facelift.

The advanced techniques mentioned above take two main forms: The subcutaneous musculoaponeurotic system facelift (SMAS) and the deep plane facelift.

Rather than making use of lengthy incisions, the SMAS facelift relies on the careful placement of sutures in the patient’s connective tissues. These sutures tighten the connective tissues that support the muscles of the mid-face area and neck, providing a subtle but effective lift that counteracts the effects of gravity.

During a deep plane facelift, on the other hand, the surgeon will make incisions in order to reach the underside of the muscles that support the face and neck. Doing so allows the surgeon to “re-drape” the skin over the muscles, rather than simply pulling it back and stretching it. This method is extremely good at keeping the patient’s facial proportions intact while also producing a profound increase in skin tightness. Deep plane facelifts look so “natural” that patients who have them are usually thought to possess extremely good genetics—few would believe they’ve had plastic surgery. The results of this kind of facelift are also very long-lasting.

What About Nonsurgical Alternatives?

With the range of nonsurgical facelift alternatives on the market today (such as Juvederm and other fillers, and Botox), some people wonder why the facelift remains in use at all. There are a few reasons: First and foremost, nonsurgical alternatives don’t work for everyone. Because many of these treatments use the body’s natural healing response (that is, they stimulate the production of collagen and elastin), their results tend to vary from person to person. Likewise, nonsurgical treatments cannot yet produce the same very profound results that surgical procedures do. This is especially true where skin tightening is concerned. Patients over the age of 50 who have significant drooping in multiple areas of their face and neck will not benefit substantially from nonsurgical alternatives. Moreover, many older patients need specialized procedures incorporated into their facelifts, such as adding an eyelid lift to improve vision clarity.

Finally, there is the matter of longevity. Nonsurgical anti-aging treatments typically wear off within about three to six months. Patients must therefore continually budget for top-up injections, and ultimately it becomes more practical and convenient for them to simply have surgery. The results of a facelift are often apparent for an amazing ten to fifteen years after surgery.

Nonsurgical procedures can, however, enhance the anti-aging effects of facelift surgery. Using fillers to restore lost volume in the cheeks and lips, for example, can round out a facelift beautifully. Likewise, skin resurfacing treatments (like laser, and chemical peels) can remove age spots and other imperfections in the skin that are not targeted by surgery. Ultimately, attacking the signs of aging from multiple angles is usually the most thorough and pleasing strategy.

Facelifts: The Gold Standard in Anti-Aging Procedures

With all of the above information taken into account, it’s unsurprising that the facelift is experiencing something of a renaissance in the USA. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, there was a 28 percent increase in facelifts performed between 1997 and 2015. If you’re interested in combating the visible effects of aging, facelift surgery is clearly well worth considering.

Posted in Facelift, Facial

Mommy Makeover Series: Breast Implants – Breast Lift

You’re a mother, and you love being one. You wouldn’t change anything in the world about motherhood – except for one thing: your body.

You had a different body before pregnancy; you felt confident, healthy, and you even turned a head or two. You’ve sacrificed for your children, and that’s okay – but you want to feel proud of your body again. You want to look in that mirror and feel confident. You want to go into that closet and fit into your best clothes. You can get that feeling again with a mommy makeover and with one mommy makeover procedure in particular: the breast lift with implants.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Mastopexy, also known as a breast lift, elevates your breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. A breast lift reshapes the breast to a more youthful form, and it resizes overly large nipples that were stretched by sagging breasts.

Breast Implants (Mammoplasty)

While a breast lift can reshape your breasts, addressing volume loss is another issue. Many women experience volume loss once lactation and breastfeeding are over. Pregnancy has stolen both size and volume from your breasts, and they need help!

To address both issues, the breast lift can be paired with breast implants. A breast lift with implants can:

  • Restore volume loss due to breastfeeding
  • Reposition and elevate sagging breasts
  • Create a perkier shape
  • Resize overly large nipples
  • Enhance the cleavage

Choosing Breast Surgery

The decision to get breast surgery is a big one. It is a major procedure, and it’s not to be taken lightly. Being fully informed is vital to making the right choice, that’s why a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon is critical. A qualified surgeon should be able to answer your questions and address your concerns.

Don’t forget to ask your surgeon these questions about the breast lift with implants:

  • Am I a candidate for the breast lift with implants?
  • How frequently do you perform this procedure?
  • What are your qualifications for performing the breast lift with implants?

Contact us today for your free consultation to determine if breast augmentation is right for you. Call us at (540) 371-7730 or contact us online today.

Posted in Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift, Breast Lift, Breast Surgery, Mommy Makeover