Get Started on Your Summer Body – Ask Us About Liposuction!

The weather’s heating up—summer will be here before we know it. As we all know, this means it’ll be bathing suit season! If you want gorgeous curves or washboard abs this summer, now’s the time to think about liposuction. Coming in at #2 on the list of the most popular cosmetic procedures last year, liposuction can transform your body and turn ordinary into extraordinary.

How Can Liposuction Help Me Achieve My Ideal Body?

Many people mistakenly believe that liposuction is a weight loss treatment. If you need to lose large amounts of weight, lipo isn’t the answer. This treatment is actually best suited to patients who are close to their ideal weight, but with stubborn fat pockets and unwanted bulges.

Liposuction uses suction to remove this unwanted fat and, in turn, to sculpt and perfect the body. It is a great option for treating areas from head to toe, including:

  • Abdominal Area
  • Double Chin
  • Love Handles
  • Saddle Bags
  • Muffin Top
  • Neck
  • Bra Back Fat Rolls
  • Ankles
  • Buttocks
  • Hips and Upper Thighs
  • Upper Arms

Once fat cells are removed, they don’t regenerate. Although you can still gain weight, this weight gain is typically concentrated in other areas. We recommend combining liposuction with a good diet and lots of exercise to maintain your perfect new shape.

I Want a Gorgeous Body in Time for Summer. When Do I Need Liposuction?

If you want perfect curves in time for summer, hurry in for liposuction. Although the recovery period is typically just a few days, it can take time for swelling and bruising to fully resolve after treatment. Plan on getting liposuction in the spring if you want results by summer.

I’ve Heard You Offer SmartLipo. Tell Me More!

In addition to traditional liposuction, we also offer SmartLipo, a revolutionary body contouring treatment that melts fat cells and firms the overlying skin. This treatment is ideal for areas that need skin tightening in addition to fat removal. We can help you choose the best liposuction treatment for your body.

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures, and for good reason. Who doesn’t want a gorgeously sculpted body? Call 540-371-7730 and schedule your consultation today!

Considering Male Breast Reduction? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Breasts are an asset on women but can cause anguish for men. Men that suffer from gynecomastia, or excess breast tissue, are often embarrassed by their condition. They may slump their shoulders or avoid taking their shirt off in public. This condition is common (up to 60% of men will have it at some point in their lifetime) but, fortunately, highly correctable. If you have male breasts, come in and discuss your options. Male breast reduction surgery can increase your confidence and help you to love your body.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

There is no known cause for overdeveloped breast tissue in men, although there is some correlation to various drugs and medical conditions. Hormonal imbalance may also be a factor in this condition. It can occur at any age, but is more common in teens and adult men over 50. At any age, gynecomastia can take a heavy toll on self-esteem.

What Are My Treatment Options for Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is common but also easily treated. Male breast reduction can be performed to remove the excess tissue and restore a masculine appearance to your chest. We use a few different techniques to achieve the reduction, and these depend on your anatomy. We can discuss the best options for your body during your consultation. The procedures mentioned below typically yield excellent results.

  • Liposuction- Liposuction uses suction to remove fat cells. A small incision is made through which a cannula is placed. Suction is then applied to remove the fat and sculpt the area. Finally, the incision is closed. We offer several different types of liposuction and will select the best option for your condition.
  • Surgical Removal of Glandular Tissue- If glandular tissue is present, we may recommend surgical excision to remove the unwanted tissue. During this procedure, incisions are made, tissue is extracted, and the area is reshaped. Excess skin can also be removed as necessary.
  • A Combination of Both Treatments- Some patients will benefit from both options for male breast reduction.

I Want a More Masculine Appearance. What’s My Next Step?

If you’re ready to explore male breast reduction, call our offices at 540-371-7730 to schedule a consultation. We’ll carefully examine your body and make recommendations to improve the appearance of your chest area. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about the procedure. Call us today and schedule your consultation.

How To Combat Holiday Weight Gain Infographic

While the fun and festivities of the holiday season are over, you may be leftover with some unwanted weight gain. Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg can help you achieve the body you desire with a few surgical or non-surgical body contouring options. In this infographic that outlines how to combat holiday weight gain, Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg details procedures including Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, and SmartLipo to help you achieve a new body in the new year. For more information, contact us here.

Winter and Plastic Surgery: The Best Treatments to Get NOW!

Winter is an ideal time for plastic surgery. While you can achieve stunning results any time of the year, many patients find that the recovery is easier when the weather cools down. Take advantage of the winter weather and book your next cosmetic treatment with Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg. You’ll love your results whether you opt for surgery in the winter or the summer. If you have surgery now, you will be ready for next summer and bathing suit season.

Which procedures are best in the winter? Let’s take a peek at a few of our top picks for winter.

Breast Augmentation

Be bikini ready by summer with breast augmentation this winter. If you want to increase your breast volume, breast augmentation is the surgery for you. This procedure pairs nicely with a breast lift if you need to correct any breast sagging.

Why is breast augmentation better in the winter? It takes time to achieve your final results and winter surgery gets you ready for the big reveal when summer hits.

Liposuction

If you want a hot summer body, winter is the time to think about lipo. Liposuction shapes and sculpts the body by removing stubborn, unwanted fat cells. This procedure is a great option for love handles, belly fat, saddlebags, double chins, etc.

Why should you consider winter liposuction? After treatment you’ll need to wear a compression garment for several weeks. The extra layer of clothes during the summer can be uncomfortable but, during the winter, you’re already bundled up. Expect some swelling, especially in the first weeks after surgery. You’ll be grateful for bulky clothing to help hide any swelling that does occur. Lipo now … gorgeous body later!

Facelift

Rediscover a younger looking you with a facelift. This procedure removes excess skin and fat and retightens facial muscles. One surgery can help you look up to 10 years younger.

Winter is a prime time for facelift surgery. A perk of a winter facelift? Hats and scarves are the perfect way to hide incisions and bruising as you heal.

If you’re thinking about plastic surgery, winter is a good time to take the plunge. Call 540-371-7730 today and schedule your appointment to take advantage of winter’s plastic surgery benefits.

Goodbye, Belly Fat – What Are My Body Contouring Options?

Got belly fat? If you dream of a flat, tight stomach but find yourself with something a bit squishier, come to Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg. Our body contouring treatments can banish your belly fat and leave you with the body you’ve always wanted. Call today and learn more.

Will Body Contouring Help Me?

Are you close to your ideal weight, but far from your ideal body? Body contouring treatments aren’t designed for weight loss but, if you’re within a few pounds of your desired weight, they can help you achieve your dream body. These treatments remove stubborn fat (the kind that won’t even budge with diet and exercise) and tighten up loose skin to create your ideal body shape.

Body contouring might be right for you if:

  • You are close to your desired weight.
  • You have stubborn belly fat (or fat pockets in other areas).
  • You have stretched out or loose skin.
  • You want a flat, tight stomach.

Body Contouring Treatments for Belly Fat

If you have belly fat, we have body contouring treatments available. If you have unwanted, stubborn fat in other areas, call us for treatment recommendations. Keep reading to learn more.

  • Liposuction- Stubborn fat can seem impossible to get rid of. Neither diet nor exercise seem to help. One option that is very effective is liposuction. This treatment permanently removes fat cells for a sculpted look. If you have belly fat, liposuction can eliminate it.
  • SmartLipo- For many patients with belly fat, we recommend SmartLipo. This treatment combines the benefits of liposuction with skin tightening, an excellent option if you’ve lost some of the elasticity in your abdomen area (very common after weight loss or pregnancy). Laser energy is used to liquefy fat cells before removal. This makes removal easier and has the added benefit of causing collagen to contract for skin tightening.
  • Tummy Tuck- Tighten up that tummy with a tummy tuck. This surgery removes excess fat, skin, and tissue in the abdominal area and re-tightens muscle. Many women opt for a tummy tuck after they’ve finished having children to restore their belly to its pre-baby form. It’s also an excellent option for men and women who have lost a lot of weight.

Banish belly fat for good. Body contouring can help you discover that elusive flat stomach. Call 540-371-7730 today and schedule your consultation at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg.

Party Perfect After Plastic Surgery: How Long Does It Take?

As we roll into the busy holiday season many patients wonder and worry about recovery times. How soon before an important holiday party can you schedule plastic surgery? Will you have healed enough to celebrate with family and friends this year? Here is a go to guide that can give you a better idea of how long it takes to go from plastic surgery to party perfect. Call us today at 540-371-7730 and schedule your pre-holiday cosmetic treatments.

Breast Augmentation

Gorgeous holiday curves are on the way. If you’re preparing for breast augmentation plan on being able to return to normal activities, including most holiday parties, in just a few days. You may have some soreness (be careful with hugs), but as long as you’re careful and not doing strenuous exercise, you should be fine.

Liposuction

Say goodbye to stubborn fat this holiday season. Liposuction can eliminate those diet and exercise resistant fat pockets. Usually a patient can return to work in 3 days, but you can have bruising and swelling for a few weeks after treatment. To minimize recovery times, consider SmartLipo since bruising and inflammation generally resolve within a week helping you get party perfect sooner.

Tummy Tuck

For many men and women the gift of a flat stomach is the only thing on their Christmas list this year. A tummy tuck can help you once again achieve this goal.  After a tummy tuck we encourage our patients to begin walking the same day.  Usually patients can be back to work in 5 to 7 days, but may want 2 weeks before an important holiday event.  If you are close to your ideal weight, a mini-tummy tuck may be all you need.  Patients generally recover from this procedure more quickly.

Facelift

Turn back the clock and look like you did at Christmas 10 years ago with a facelift. Many of our patients are surprised to find that facelift recovery isn’t as difficult as they expected. You will probably having some bruising and swelling for 2-3 weeks. Surprise everyone with a younger looking you this holiday season.

Tips for Attending Holiday Parties After Plastic Surgery

The holidays are a great time for plastic surgery, but it is important to take care of yourself in the weeks following surgery. As you attend holiday parties make sure to take your surgeon’s instructions into account. Avoid or limit alcohol as instructed and don’t smoke. As you recover, you’ll need extra rest. Take it easy this holiday season and enjoy a gorgeous new you!

Schedule your pre-holiday treatments now and look party perfect by New Year’s (or sooner).

Dynamic Duos: 3 Cosmetic Combinations that Are Better Together

Whether you’re a fan of peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, or wine and chocolate, we’ve all got our favorite powerhouse combo. Each half of these dynamic duos is wonderful on its own, but when combined, the results are even better. Like those classic food combos you know and love, we’ve got a few combos you might not be as familiar with, but the results are just as impressive. Call us today and book one of these beautifying duos today.

Tummy Tuck + Thigh Lipo

Do you dread wearing a swimsuit? Transform your mid-section and below for a stunning new shape that will leave you looking for reasons to head to the pool. A tummy tuck smooths and tightens the abdominal area, which for many is a dream come true, but when combined with thigh lipo, the transformation is even more astounding. A tummy tuck on its own only changes the abdominal area, but when you add liposuction, we can contour and reshape the whole area. Women especially love this combo after childbirth (because we all know, having babies changes your entire body, not just your tummy).

BOTOX® + Fillers

BOTOX® is the most popular cosmetic treatment by a long shot. If you love it on its own, try pairing it with dermal fillers. When combined, these injectable treatments can rejuvenate and revitalize your entire face. BOTOX® is an excellent choice for smoothing out and relaxing wrinkles caused by muscle activity (great for crow’s feet, lines between the brow, etc.) while dermal fillers can restore lost volume, treat lines and wrinkles not caused by muscle activity, and even fill thinning lips. It’s like a miniature face transformation without the surgery. Best of all, this combo is perfect for busy men and women. Both treatments take just a few minutes with no downtime required.

Breast Augmentation + Breast Lift

If you’re dreaming of bigger, perkier breasts, you aren’t just dreaming of implants. For many women with breast sagging, the breasts of their dreams require both a lift and an implant. Breast augmentation can increase your size while a breast lift can reshape the breasts and reposition them. For a complete breast transformation, pair these two procedures together. These two treatments are easily done at the same time for many women.

Which of these dynamic beauty duos will you try? Call us today (540) 371-7730 and book your appointment at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg.

I Want to Get Ready for Summer … What Are My Options?

Looking gorgeous all summer long doesn’t just happen by chance. It takes a bit of preparation. If you want to look amazing this summer, now’s the time to come on in and see us. We’ve offer a variety of procedures (both surgical and non-surgical) to get ready for summer from head to toe. Call us today and book your appointment.

Liposuction

If stubborn fat is getting in the way of your ideal bikini body, liposuction might be the solution. This procedure suctions away stubborn fat permanently. Liposuction works great on the abdomen, thighs, love handles, and buttocks (and many other areas too) for a beach ready body.

We offer several different types of liposuction including tumescent liposuction and laser assisted SmartLipo.  Come see if liposuction is right for you.

Breast Surgery

Would you like bigger breasts? Have you lost breast volume after pregnancy? Are you starting to sag? We offer a variety of breast surgeries to get your body ready for swimsuit season. Breast augmentation is consistently one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures and can even be combined with other breast surgeries (like a breast lift). Think of how good you’ll look this summer with a larger bikini top.

Male Breast Reduction

Enlarged breast tissue in males (gynecomastia) is an embarrassing and surprisingly common condition. Men with gynecomastia often avoid taking off their shirts (hard to do when you’re lounging by the pool) due to embarrassment over their physique. Male breast reduction can help men to regain their confidence and achieve their ideal body by removing the excess tissue. We often use liposuction and surgical removal of glandular tissue to restore a masculine shape and create a flatter, smoother chest. We can work with you to create a surgical plan specific to your needs.

Permanent Makeup

Are you sick of your makeup coming off every time you jump in the pool? This summer, look great, even when you’re wet, with permanent makeup.  This procedure implants pigment into the dermal layer of the skin using a specialized rotary pen. The results last for years. This procedure is a great option for enhancing the lips and the eyes without the need for daily makeup application.

Chemical Peel

Summer means a lot of time without makeup. Let’s get your skin looking radiant. A chemical peel can remove dead skin cells, allowing the fresh skin underneath to shine through. This treatment is great for evening out skin tone, fighting fine lines, and dealing with problem skin. It’s very safe and effective.

Are you ready for summer? Come try one (or more) of these procedures and have your most beautiful summer yet. Call Plastic Surgery Services today for your complimentary consultation at 540-371-7730!

Red Carpet Watch: What Cosmetic Procedures Did You See?

One of our favorite parts of the Academy Awards is watching gorgeous celebrities and looking for beauty inspiration. The stars are certainly gorgeous, but most of them didn’t get there all on their own. Let’s take a quick look at some of the procedures we may have seen on the red carpet this year.

Breast Augmentation

If you aren’t naturally blessed with the cup size of your dreams, breast augmentation is the solution. Many celebrities, including Kaley Cuoco and Denise Richards, openly admit to having breast implants. To look great in those strapless gowns (especially after having children), breast implants are often a must.

BOTOX®

You might not notice it (the natural looking results are a big reason this procedure is so popular), but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. BOTOX® is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments on the red carpet. BOTOX® is a specialized toxin that helps facial muscles to relax letting the wrinkles they cause fade away. The results are stunningly natural looking and best of all, the procedure just takes a few minutes. This treatment is great for crow’s feet, forehead lines and lines between the brows. If you’re looking for an easy way to give yourself a red carpet makeover, come see us about BOTOX®.

Liposuction

Even with a careful diet and a high-priced personal trainer, celebrities still need liposuction. Some stubborn fat pockets are very resistant to diet and exercise, making it almost impossible to eliminate them on your own. Liposuction suctions this fat away permanently and reshapes body contours for those perfect curves. Hollywood stars might not admit it, but many have surely had liposuction.

Chemical Peels

How do you get your skin ready for the red carpet? With a chemical peel, of course. This treatment uses an acid solution to remove dead skin cells, revealing fresh, young skin underneath. A light chemical peel is the perfect solution to refresh and rejuvenate your skin before a big event.  A deeper peel is a better choice for removing stubborn hyperpigmentation and deep wrinkles.

Dermal Fillers

Celebrities know how to age gracefully. Many of our favorite stars still look sexy at 50, 60 and beyond. Can you believe that Brad Pitt is actually 51? Dermal fillers are a great way for celebrities to turn back the clock without the need for more extensive plastic surgery. Dermal fillers can plump up the lips, smooth wrinkles, lift sagging skin and reshape facial contours for a more rejuvenated look.

As you watched your favorite celebrities walk the red carpet this year, did you notice any of these cosmetic treatments? You may not have noticed, but we guarantee, they’re there.

The Different Types of Liposuction

Sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hit the gym, but it does mean that you shouldn’t get discouraged if stubborn fat pockets remain even with healthy habits. When you need a little extra help banishing that unwanted body fat, give us a call at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg. Through October 31, 2014 we have a special on liposuction. We’d love to help you reshape your figure for a fabulous price. What are you waiting for?

If you haven’t experienced the state of the art liposuction options here at our surgical center, you may have a few misconceptions about the procedure. Many people think of liposuction as a highly invasive and dangerous procedure that involves a long, painful recovery period. While this was true of liposuction 20 years ago, a lot has changed. When it comes to liposuction today you have a variety of options to choose from including less invasive laser liposuction, know as SmartLipo.

Keep reading for more information about several of the liposuction options offered here at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg.

Tumescent Liposuction

Liposuction is the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. The tumescent liposuction technique has greatly improved the safety of this popular procedure. During tumescent liposuction small incisions are made through which a tumescent anesthetic is administered and fat cells are removed. Patients don’t need general anesthesia for this procedure. After treatment (which typically takes a few hours) you can return home the same day. Recovery varies depending on the areas and the amount of liposuction received, but can be as short as a few days.

Ultrasonic Assisted Lipectomy

Ultrasonic assisted lipectomy (UAL) uses sound waves to liquefy fat, making it easier to suction it out. This technique can be performed on its own or in conjunction with other liposuction treatments. UAL won’t always be the best liposuction choice for certain areas, but it can be a valuable tool in helping us to create the contours you desire.

SmartLipo

Of all of the liposuction techniques we offer, SmartLipo is by far the least invasive. This technique uses a cannula with a laser fiber to melt away fat while tightening tissue. SmartLipo can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other techniques. This technique is often preferred in patients with diminished skin elasticity since the heat energy used causes collagen fibers to retract, firming skin in the process.

Reshape and refine your body today with liposuction. Which procedure will you try? Give us a call today!