Mommy Makeover Series: Preparing for Your Consultation

If you’re a mommy, then you know all too well how pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can take a toll on your body. Sure, you wouldn’t trade your little bundle of joy for anything in this world – even Kate Hudson’s abs. However, the wonderful thing about living today, is that you have options. That’s right: You can have the baby, the bod, and even that second piece of cake, if you’re so inclined.

If diet and exercise aren’t eliminating those last few pockets of fat, you’re curious about a breast augmentation, or your self-confidence could really get a boost from a professional facelift, you’ve come to the right place! Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg offers something for everyone – no matter your age, needs, or gender. Here, you’ll experience only the utmost satisfaction.

To better prepare you for your plastic surgery consultation, we’ve put together this resourceful guide.

First, it’s important to research your chosen procedure ahead of time. Of course, you don’t have to be completely versed on the matter (that’s the doctor’s job); however, having basic knowledge of the surgery will help you understand your options better, as well as make that initial meeting go much smoother. (View our plastic surgery videos here: https://www.plasticsurgeryservices.com/patient-resources/videos)

Come to the consultation with any questions or concerns that may be weighing on your mind. Again, doing some research on the surgery prior to this meeting could be beneficial, as you will most likely come across information that is new or unfamiliar to you. Now is the time to get answers.

The doctor may ask you questions regarding your medical history, or the medical history of your family. Make sure to answers these questions as truthfully as possible. If you don’t know the answer, be honest. This is an important part of the process, as it will help to ensure a successful surgery without complications. Also, fill out all paperwork correctly, and to the best of your knowledge. The more the doctor understands your history, the less amount of risks that will be involved in the procedure and recovery period.

This consultation is the best time to discuss benefits, potential risks, and payment plans or methods with the doctor. Remember, this process is to inform you, but to also ensure you feel safe, comfortable, and completely prepared for surgery.

Lastly, it’s necessary to have realistic expectations. Plastic surgery can be beneficial for a magnitude of reasons, but it should not be pursued for a “quick fix.”

Are you ready for your “mommy makeover?” Schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Services for Fredericksburg today by calling (540) 371-7730.

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What You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation in Your 60s+

As a whole, people are living longer now than they ever have before in the past. As such, if you’re a woman over 60, you’re probably looking forward to a bright, healthy future, and you want a body to match your aspirations! Many women over 60 are turning to cosmetic surgery to reshape and revitalize their bodies, with tummy tucks, breast lifts, and breast implants being among the most popular procedures. If you’re one of the many “baby boomers” who are interested in breast augmentation, here’s what you’ll need to know beforehand:

  1. You can combine breast augmentation and breast lift surgery.

Combining these two complementary procedures is recommended for a number of reasons: One, women tend to lose volume on the upper part of their breasts as they get older, leading to both a reduction in breast size and a “flat” look. Having both a lift and augmentation performed will correct this issue completely by adding volume and repositioning the nipples so that they sit higher up on the chest. Combining surgeries makes sense from a practical point of view as well: It minimizes the patient’s recovery time and keeps costs reasonable.

  1. You’ll need to be in good overall health.

Even if you feel healthy and lead an active lifestyle, you’ll need to have a comprehensive medical exam before surgery.  Ideally you have had a recent or have been receiving regular mammograms, or you may need to have one performed prior to surgery.

  1. If you smoke, you’ll need to stop before surgery.

Older women don’t heal as quickly as younger women, so it’s of paramount importance that you do everything in your power to prime your body for recovery. In addition to getting medical clearance prior to surgery and eating healthily, you’ll need to stop smoking for at least three weeks leading up to your surgery. This is because smoking decreases the amount of oxygen available in the blood and therefore impedes the body’s natural healing processes.

If you have further questions or concerns about having breast augmentation surgery, feel free to get in touch with us. Our caring, knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to help you plan for a successful, satisfying augmentation procedure. Contact Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg today to schedule your consultation.

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What You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation in Your 50s

Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that can help adult women of all ages enhance breast volume and shape. While different women will have different reasons for undergoing a breast augmentation, one reason tends to be the most common: a substantial boost of self-confidence. However, women tend to have unique experiences undergoing breast enhancement that depend on their age. If you’re in your 50s and considering breast augmentation, here’s what you need to know.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical approach for enhancing the size and shape of the breasts. There are hundreds of different types of implants a woman can choose from, and the patient and surgeon will choose the type of implant depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals and preferences.

A woman in her 50s is at the optimal time to undergo breast augmentation because women are usually done having children at this point. At that time in their lives, most women have taken care of their families and have decided to take care of their own needs.

What Breast Augmentation Can Do for You

Women in their 50s have most likely already noticed signs of aging on their breasts. Breast augmentation will not only enhance the volume of the breasts, it can also address signs of aging like deflation and a decrease in fullness.

Considering a Breast Lift

Because women in their 50s usually have a different skin quality than younger patients, it’s typical that older patients undergo another procedure to address sagging skin. A breast lift combined with breast augmentation is often used to help women obtain comprehensive breast rejuvenation. A breast lift repositions the location of breasts, removes excess skin, and repositions the nipples. When combined with a breast lift, a breast augmentation can address concerns related to aging and lack of breast volume. The combination procedure can also consolidate a patient’s recovery from two different procedures.

The Role of Medical History

A patient’s health is an important factor to consider with any surgery. Patients of all ages are more likely to have a safe and comfortable procedure if they’re in relatively good health. This is why patients in their 50s must provide a comprehensive medical history to their surgeon, since older patients tend to have more medical concerns than younger patients. However, certain medical conditions don’t necessarily rule out all surgical options. Special methods can be applied for patients with different medical conditions to assure a safe and satisfying outcome.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation

The surgeons and medical staff of the Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg will be happy to walk you through the breast augmentation process. To find out more about breast augmentation, contact us now for a consultation.

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5 Things to Know about Breast Augmentation

No matter what surgery you’re considering, it is always best to be well-informed! Even though breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for women today, it can be hard to know what to research before your surgery. Whether you’re curious about the recovery period, the different sizes or types of implants, there is a lot to know! This is why we created the infographic below with the five things you need to know about breast augmentation. If you would like to know more about the breast augmentation procedure or to schedule your consultation with one of our doctors, please contact Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg.

5 Things to Know About Breast Augmentation infographic

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Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg Welcomes Dr. Aflaki!

The Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg is proud to introduce the newest member of our team: Dr. Aflaki! We’re excited to have such a renowned, talented surgeon as Dr. Aflaki on our team, and we’re happy to have another surgeon that exemplifies PSSF’s values of high-quality patient care, compassion, and natural results. To learn more about our incredible new surgeon, take some time to read all about Dr. Aflaki and why we’re thrilled to have him.

About Dr. Pejman Aflaki

Dr. Pejman Aflaki specializes in a wide range of fields; not only does he have extensive experience with reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face and breast, but he also has special training with breast reconstruction after breast cancer. Dr. Aflaki is particularly skilled in microsurgical techniques like the ones used in breast reconstruction. When it comes to treating cancer patients, Dr. Aflaki believes in taking a multidisciplinary approach that allows him to work closely with other physicians and healthcare professionals to find the best treatment.

As a facial plastic surgery expert, Dr. Aflaki performs his facelift, neck lift, and other facial procedure in a way that emphasizes natural, balanced results. He also specializes in cosmetic procedures that offer powerful rejuvenation for patients like the mommy makeover, the breast lift, breast augmentation, and more.

Dr. Aflaki’s Philosophy

Dr. Aflaki’s work is guided by a philosophy that emphasizes creating multidimensional planning, understanding the patients’ concerns, and personalizing each treatment for the patient. He truly cares about each and every one of his patients, and he believes in treating each patient like his family or close friend. Dr. Aflaki is known for his incredible attention to detail, and he uses that meticulous planning to make sure the patient and their concerns are heard and addressed.

Dr. Aflaki is passionate about education, and he takes the time to teach and learn about new techniques by participating in academic journal clubs and national plastic surgery conferences. On his days off, Dr. Aflaki prioritizes staying fit and is an avid marathon runner. He’s also a devoted family man, and he loves to spend his days with his wife and two children.

Dr. Aflaki believes in PSSF’s core values: compassion for patients, personalizing each treatment, procedures done with the utmost safety, and balanced, natural results. Want a chance to work with amazing surgeons like Dr. Aflaki, Dr. Bautista, or Dr. Heppe? Contact the Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg now, for a consultation.

 

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CoolSculpting 101

CoolSculpting is the number one non-invasive body contouring treatment in the world that is FDA-approved to reduce stubborn fat bulges. Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg created this video on everything you need to know about CoolSculpting. This video contains helpful information such as how CoolSculpting works, what it can treat, along with procedure and recovery time.

For more information on CoolSculpting, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg.

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Mommy Makeover Procedures

Pregnancy and motherhood can take a toll on the body, and it can be challenging to get your pre-pregnancy body back. Luckily, a mommy makeover procedure can help! This procedure can be customized to fit your personal body goals by selecting procedures fit for your body. Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg created this infographic of the different procedures you can customize your mommy makeover with, along with their RealSelf.com worth it ratings. For more information on the mommy makeover, the procedures listed below, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg.

Mommy Makeover Options

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What You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation in Your 40s

More and more women are considering breast augmentation when they reach the age of 40. It’s the perfect time: they’ve passed the phase of childbearing and they have more time to focus on improving themselves. They’re also at the age where they want to defy signs of aging. At Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, turning back the hands of time is possible. One of our most sought-after procedures is breast augmentation. If you’re a woman in her 40s and about to undergo breast augmentation, here’s what you need to know:

Why Women Are Considering Breast Augmentation

Due to breastfeeding, pregnancy and age, women’s bodies, especially their breasts, start to change. When women are done having children, they start to prioritize their wellness. At this age, more and more women are choosing breast augmentation. This procedure enhances volume and counters the effects caused by aging and breastfeeding. Breast augmentation, when done correctly, has successfully brought back the confidence of countless women.

Mammograms and Implants

Women in their 40s are advised to undergo a mammogram every two years. If you’ve had a breast augmentation and the day of your checkup comes, it’s recommended that you be honest about your implants by letting your technician know before your breast imaging. Women who have had breast augmentations will usually require additional views for imaging and mammogram. Thus, informing the technician will ensure the implants will not interfere with the radiologist’s ability to detect any abnormalities.

Why You Might Need a Breast Lift Together with Breast Augmentation

Many doctors recommend breast augmentation in conjunction with a breast lift for full breast rejuvenation. Due to aging and breastfeeding, excess skin may form on the breasts, making them sag. By combining the breast lift and breast augmentation, you can create substantial lift while enhancing the volume of the breasts.

Know Everything About Breast Augmentation in Your 40s

Our highly trained and well experienced medical staff will be happy to walk you through everything you need to know about breast augmentation. Schedule a consultation to find out if this the procedure for your concerns. Reach out to Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg at 540-371-7730 today!

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Treat Yourself This Mother’s Day with a Mommy Makeover

Kids… you love them, but they are certainly a lot of work. Not to mention the toll they took on your body to bring them into the world. Let’s celebrate this Mother’s Day with a rebirth of your body. Get your flat tummy back and say goodbye to sagging breasts. A mommy makeover is the perfect way to pamper yourself this Mother’s Day.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy changes the body, often in ways that are not appreciated. Stretch marks, sagging breasts, and abdominal changes are very common after pregnancy. A mommy makeover reverses these changes, restoring a more youthful, rejuvenated body. What can a mommy makeover do for you?

  • Increase breast size
  • Reverse breast sagging
  • Restore a flat abdomen
  • Remove excess skin
  • Shape and contour the body
  • Lift and enhance the buttocks
  • Increase comfort and enhance the labia

A mommy makeover often involves several different surgical procedures including breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and/or labiaplasty. We’ll design your mommy makeover with you after discussing your biggest areas of concern. We want you to have the body you want and will work with you to make it happen.

Should I Get a Mommy Makeover This Mother’s Day?

Is the timing right for your mommy makeover? Here are a few considerations to help you determine if you’re ready for surgery.

  • Plan on at Least 1 Week off from Work– We’ll combine as many procedures as possible during your mommy makeover to minimize downtime, but you will need some time off from work and other duties. This will vary depending on the procedures you receive. Most patients need help with their regular activities, including childcare, for a couple of days, miss about 1 week from work, and avoid strenuous activities for about 6 weeks.

Love your body again! Pregnancy may change the body, but with a mommy makeover, these changes aren’t permanent. Let your little, or not so little, ones pamper you with flowers and chocolates this Mother’s Day and treat yourself to a mommy makeover. Moms deserve to look great and feel confident too. Call and schedule your consultation today.

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What You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation in Your 30s

The 30s are a prime time for breast augmentation. You’ve grown up, figured out what you want, and are ready to love your body. If you’re thinking about breast augmentation in your 30s, this guide will help. Contact us to schedule a consultation and to take the next step toward your ideal breasts.

Why Do Women Choose to Have Breast Augmentation in Their 30s?

Why do you want breast implants? There are many reasons to choose breast augmentation in your 30s. Here are some top reasons why our patients choose breast augmentation from age 30-39:

  • Increase breast size or correct asymmetry
  • Restore the breasts after pregnancy or weight loss
  • Finally able to afford cosmetic surgery
  • Boost confidence
  • Look and feel younger again

Whatever your reason for considering breast augmentation, we’re here to help you make your dreams a reality.

Special Considerations for Breast Augmentation Patients in Their 30s

Breast augmentation is safe, simple, and effective for women in their 30s. In fact, more women get breast augmentation in their 30s than in any other age group. If you’re in your 30s and are thinking about breast surgery, pay attention to these special considerations to ensure your best results.

  • You May Need a Lift– Many women in their 30s have undergone pregnancy and likely have some breast sagging. We may be able to correct mild sagging with implants, but more advanced sagging will likely need a breast lift. We can perform both your breast lift and your augmentation with one trip to the operating room.
  • Do You Need a Mammogram?- We don’t require patients to get a mammogram before breast augmentation in their 30s. Come on in and let’s get the process started.
  • Are You Finished Having Children?- You don’t need to wait to finish having children to get breast augmentation. Many women get breast implants before pregnancy and can successfully breastfeed after. Pregnancy can change the breasts, but these changes would occur with or without implants. If needed, we can perform a breast lift when you’ve finished having children to rejuvenate your breasts and correct any sagging. Don’t wait for your dream breasts; learn about breast augmentation today.

If you’re 30 and fabulous and ready for implants, let us know. Contact us today and learn more about breast augmentation at any age.

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