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.

Posted in Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck

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.

Posted in Breast Augmentation

Get Ready for Summer- NOW!- with CoolSculpting

Whether you love lounging by the pool or hitting the waves at the beach, we want you to look amazing as you soak up the sun this summer. If you want a gorgeous summer body, but are stuck with a little stubborn fat, come see us. CoolSculpting can help you discover your best curves without surgery. It takes a bit of time to see your results, so hurry in now to get ready for summer.

What Is CoolSculpting?

Eliminate stubborn fat without downtime or surgery. CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use cooling to fight unwanted fat. The device targets and freezes fat cells. These frozen fat cells die and are naturally processed and removed by the body. The result is a more sculpted you with fewer fat cells. Since fat cells don’t regenerate during adulthood, CoolSculpting results last and last. This treatment can improve contours on many areas of the body including the abdomen, thighs, flanks, back, and even under the chin.
Get ready for summer today by scheduling your CoolSculpting treatment. Call and learn more!

Your CoolSculpting Questions… Answered

Surely you have questions about CoolSculpting. We’ve answered a few of our most common ones below. Don’t see your question on the list? Give us a call and we’ll provide you with customized information and advice.
• Is CoolSculpting Painful?- You will feel intense cold during your CoolSculpting treatment, but most patients find that it isn’t too painful. During treatment you can relax, read a book, or use your devices.
• How Long Does a CoolSculpting Treatment Take?- CoolSculpting treatments are performed in our office and typically take less than an hour, depending on the area being treated.
• How Long Until I See Results?- It can take time for your body to process and remove the damaged fat cells. Most patients see preliminary results in about three weeks with continued improvement for up to six months.
• How Much Fat Will I Lose from a CoolSculpting Treatment?- CoolSculpting treatments are very effective. Your results can vary, but patients often lose 20-25% of the fat in the treated area. We can perform a second treatment for even more dramatic results.
• What’s Recovery Like After CoolSculpting?- Most patients return to their regular activities immediately after CoolSculpting. You may experience discomfort, redness, numbness, bruising, and swelling in the treatment area. This typically resolves in just a few days.
Summer will be here before you know it. If you’re not bikini-ready just yet, come in for CoolSculpting. Enjoy your best body this summer.

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What You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation in Your 20s

The 20s are a prime time for breast augmentation. This popular procedure places an implant into the breast, enhancing shape and increasing size. It is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the U.S. Here’s what you need to know about breast augmentation in your 20s.

You’ll Likely Need to Replace Your Implants in the Future

Both saline and silicone breast implants are long lasting options, but you should know, they will likely require replacement at some point. Years ago, the standard recommendation was to replace implants every 10 years, needed or not. Implants have come a long way since then and we now recommend replacing implants only as needed.
Leakage and rupture aren’t the only reasons to consider an implant exchange. You may decide to change your implants to adjust your breast size or to try a newer model of implant at some point in the future.

You May Be Limited in Your Implant Choices

If you’re in your early 20s, you may be limited in your options for choosing an implant. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve stunning results. Both saline and silicone implants have their benefits and both options can beautifully transform your breasts.
Saline implants are FDA-approved for breast augmentation in women that are 18+. Silicone implants are available for women that are 22 or older.

Discussing Your Medical History

Smoking can greatly inhibit the body’s ability to heal and should be avoided before surgery and until healing is complete. If you smoke, let us know so we can advise you on the steps you need to take to get your body ready for surgery. During your consultation, we’ll also discuss your medical history, including any medications and supplements you take. Most patients in their 20s are relatively healthy and good candidates for surgery.

Set Realistic Expectations

What do you hope to achieve from your breast augmentation? We’ll discuss your goals and hopes for surgery and work together to set realistic expectations. Our skilled plastic surgeons can produce stunning results for most patients, but there be anatomical limitations to what we’re able to achieve. We want you to be delighted with your results and will work with you to ensure that you know what is possible, and what isn’t, before we schedule your surgery.
Each consultation includes a free sizing appointment. This will give you an opportunity to “test drive” potential implant shapes and sizes to find your perfect fit.
We want you to love your breasts now and for years to come. If you’re thinking about breast augmentation in your 20s, come see us. We can help you to increase your breast size, correct asymmetry, perfect breast shape, and more. Call and schedule your consultation today.

Posted in Breast Augmentation

5 Great Places to Spend Mother’s Day in Fredericksburg

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! To help ensure your mom has a day to remember, Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg compiled the below list of five great places to spend Mother’s Day in Fredericksburg. Whether you spend the morning getting coffee, the day shopping, or the night dining, this list has something every mother will enjoy!

Agora Downtown Coffee Shop

Grab a hot cup of tea or coffee and homemade treat with your mom to start the day off bright and early at Agora Downtown Coffee Shop!

Kybecca

For contemporary dining with locally sourced ingredients, check out Kybecca’s raw bar with your mom!

Ladyburg Bath & Body Apothecary

Build a gift basket of bath and body goodies for your mom handcrafted by a mother-daughter team at Ladyburg Bath & Body Apothecary!

Ponshop Studio

Get creative and enroll yourselves in an art workshop at Ponshop Studio for some quality mother-daughter bonding!

Renee’s Crêpes & Cakes

For a mom with a sweet tooth, enjoy crêpes or other delicious items at Renee’s Crêpes & Cakes!

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CoolSculpting: A Non-Invasive Alternative To Liposuction

The time finally came for you to check your weight. As you step on the weighing scale, you couldn’t believe your eyes. After months of a strict diet and rigorous exercise, you’ve finally reached your target weight. As you inspect yourself in the mirror, however, you noticed some belly fat and realize that you’ve been targeting it for weeks now with zero success.

Well, don’t let yourself down just yet. You may think that belly bulge or stretch marks foiled your excitement. The truth is, what you see are often common aftereffects of weight loss, especially for individuals who have lost a significant number of pounds.

In order to complete the weight loss journey, many individuals seek body-contouring procedures to get rid of excess skin and fat. This is where CoolSculpting comes in. If you’ve never heard of this treatment before, here are some facts to help you learn more about this non-invasive body-contouring treatment:

  1. No Downtime Required

Unlike liposuction, you can just walk out of our practice and go back to whatever you were doing before your CoolSculpting treatment. You may feel sore in the affected area, but the inflammation will subside within a few hours. As it’s non-invasive, you don’t need to take some time off from work. You can even insert the procedure between appointments if you have a busy schedule.

  1. It’s Quick and Straightforward

Your doctor will evaluate the target area first. Then, he’ll apply a protective gel on the area and pinch the excess fat into the CoolSculpting applicator. The device will blast cold temperatures in the area for at least one hour to kill the fat cells. After the treatment, the doctor will massage the affected area to smooth the skin and restore blood flow.

If you want to remove love handles, the treatment session may last one to two hours. However, smaller areas are subject to shorter treatment times.

  1. Results Are Permanent

The CoolSculpting results may not be immediate in some individuals. However, you will notice an improvement after a few weeks or months. The process of fat cell elimination continues even after the treatment. If you continue your diet and exercise, you will see results sooner and will stay slim permanently.

  1. It’s Clinically Safe

CoolSculpting is FDA-approved, and is clinically safe and effective in the elimination of fat cells. Additionally, the treatment doesn’t require incisions or anesthetics, so you don’t have to worry about infections or allergic reactions to anesthesia. Lastly, CoolSculpting only targets fat cells, so it doesn’t harm the surrounding tissues.

  1. It’s for Everyone

CoolSculpting is great for everyone, regardless of age, body type, or gender. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent may need to accompany you.

If you don’t want to undergo surgery to lose your belly bulge or love handles, CoolSculpting may be a great alternative. Schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg to learn more about this effective body-contouring treatment.

Posted in Community, CoolSculpting, Liposuction

Top 5 Chiropractors in Fredericksburg

Chiropractic healthcare is important for overall health and wellness in people of all ages. Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg compiled this list of the top five chiropractors in Fredericksburg. If you are in need of an adjustment, pain relief, or preventative maintenance, this list has a chiropractor that can help with your individual needs. For your next visit to the chiropractor, be sure to visit one of the doctors listed below!

Whole Health Chiropractic

Dr. Christine Thompson offers holistic and integrative healthcare methods for the body, mind, and spirit.

Green Fitness & Wellness

Dr. Erica Heppe is committed to administering safe, natural, and preventative healthcare to families.

Stine Chiropractic

Dr. Larry Stine is a board-certified chiropractic orthopedist committed to relieving your pain.

Total Rehab, Inc.

Dr. Christopher Scott Heppe is focused on treating and helping patients meet their health goals.

Fredericksburg Wellness Center

Dr. Larry Lesser is dedicated to providing quality patient care and helping heal the body naturally.

Chiropractors in Fredericksburg

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Will You Be Mine? Top Reasons to Say Yes to Breast Surgery This Valentine’s Day

The love month is not just for couples. Whether you’re single or in a happy long distance relationship, you can still celebrate the day of hearts with something special.

That said, if you don’t have any plans this Valentine’s Day, may we suggest a cosmetic procedure that can help increase your love for yourself, and that is no other than breast enhancement surgery.

People enhance their breasts for a myriad of reasons. Some choose to get breast implants because they want to improve the proportion of their body. Others choose to reduce their breast size surgically so they can try high-intensity sports or to feel comfortable. Whatever the reason is, many breast surgery patients enjoy one common benefit, and that is they love their bodies more.

A Few Reasons for Breast Surgery

If you are hesitant to try breast surgery, here are additional reasons to consider this life-enhancing procedure:

  1. Increased Confidence

When you know you look good, you can’t help but change the way you feel for the better. Confidence can take you to many places. If you’re confident, you won’t shy away from putting yourself “out there”.

Male breast reduction surgery can help sculpt the upper body in men to make them look a bit more masculine. An enhanced appearance can give a guy the confidence to go out there and perhaps meet a special someone.

  1. Help Reach Weight Loss Goals

Breast surgery can help you reach your goals in round about ways. For instance, if you’re unmotivated to go to the gym because it’s uncomfortable to exercise with overly large breasts, then a breast reduction surgery may be just the ticket to fix this issue, and get you going to the gym.

  1. Prepare for Beach Season

Bikinis, tankinis and one-pieces all look great on a woman who feels great about herself. You don’t have to be 100% ‘bikini ready’ to be 100% confident in yourself. If you feel that a breast augmentation surgery, a breast lift, can put you over the edge and make this summer something special, then why not take the plunge on surgery and then buy yourself a plunging one-piece?

If you’re looking to show off a new you this summer, the best time to schedule a procedure is now. It takes about three to six weeks to recover fully from a breast surgery. Plus, the weather is still cool at this time of the year, so recovery will be more comfortable than if you schedule a surgery in the warmer months.

Schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg today to learn other ways how breast surgery can increase your love for your body.

Posted in Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Breast Surgery

How Much Weight Can You Lose From a Tummy Tuck?

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Many individuals consider an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck for a myriad of reasons. Some people opt for the procedure to remove excess skin that causes the belly to protrude. Others complement their weight loss goals with an abdominoplasty. Some women, especially those who had multiple pregnancies, choose a tummy tuck to eliminate stretch marks. Other people use the procedure to correct separated muscles and trim excess skin after extreme weight loss.

Indeed, a tummy tuck is great for those who want to flatten and tighten their abdominal areas. While the procedure can help you in your weight loss efforts, it shouldn’t be viewed as an overall weight loss treatment.

All Is Not Lost

The truth is you may lose weight after the surgery but not much. The reason is a tummy tuck is not designed that way.

Yes, you may have heard from previous patients that a tummy tuck has helped them lose weight, and this is true. However, not in the way you expect it to be. After the removal of excess fat and skin in the abdomen, you may weigh an average of five pounds less than your previous weight before the surgery.

This weight loss combined with skin excision and muscle tightening will produce dramatic results.

If you’ve already lost weight and are ready to trim off excess skin for a tighter stomach, schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon. Call Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg today at 540-371-7730.

Posted in Adominoplasty, Tummy Tuck