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.


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.


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.

Eliminate Your Post Pregnancy Paunch with Tummy Tuck

Having a baby can do a number on your body. That once flat stomach transforms into a post pregnancy paunch. Many women find that diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to correct their stretched out abdominal muscles. A post pregnancy belly can remain for months and even years after baby’s birth. Although changes to your body are inevitable after baby, cosmetic treatments like a tummy tuck can help you eliminate the dreaded bulge from your post pregnancy body, and help you look like the hot momma you are.

What’s Going on With My Post Pregnancy Belly?

Many women mistakenly assume that their body will quickly return to its former glory after the birth of a child. This often isn’t the case. During pregnancy the abdominal muscles can become stretched, weakened, or even separated. Additionally changes to hormones cause the body to collect fat in different areas, often concentrated in the stomach. Diet and exercise, although important, often cannot correct these body changes on their own.

If you want to restore your figure after childbirth a tummy tuck can be a great choice. It can correct stretched or separated muscles caused by pregnancy, remove excess fat and skin, and trim and refine the midsection. For additional fat removal liposuction is often performed at the same time.

Tummy Tuck Recovery- What Does It Entail?

Your tummy tuck is a same day procedure, so you’ll be able to head home for recovery on the day of your operation. Most people experience some abdominal swelling for a few days. You’ll be given medication to help control any pain and discomfort. Talk with us about your pain relief options. Some people are unable to stand up straight immediately after surgery, but regular walking is one of the best ways to jump start your recovery. Your expected results can vary greatly depending on your surgery.  Most patients can return to work as soon as five to seven days after surgery.

Tummy Tuck as Part of a Mommy Makeover

For women wanting a little more than just a tummy tuck, we also offer a variety of procedures and treatments to transform your post baby body. Talk with us about a mommy makeover and find out which treatments are right for you. Some popular choices include breast augmentationbreast liftlabiaplasty, and more. We’ll help you love your body after baby. Call us today and get your body back!

Tummy Tuck | When is it Right to Make it Tight?

Life can quickly take its toll on your abdominal muscles, turning a once flat stomach into something a little rounder. Pregnancy, extra weight, and age can all do their part in loosening your stomach area. Diet and exercise often aren’t enough, leaving many women feeling frustrated about their bodies. Let go of the frustration and embrace a flatter stomach with a tummy tuck. Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg is here to help you look your best.

Why a Tummy Tuck?

In 2013 U.S. plastic surgeons performed 111,986 tummy tucks, more than 4000% increase since 2000. This procedure is one of the top plastic surgery procedures around the country. While many patients can benefit from a tummy tuck, it is especially useful for women after pregnancy (carrying a child weakens abdominal muscles) and for those that have lost weight and want to remove excess skin. If you’re struggling with carrying around a little extra in your mid-section, let us help. A tummy tuck can give you the confidence boost you’ve been looking for.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

“Tummy tuck” is a popular nickname for a procedure also referred to as abdominoplasty. It reduces the appearance of a bulging abdomen by removing excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. It also tightens the abdominal muscles. In many cases we combine a tummy tuck procedure with liposuction for even more body sculpting benefits. The results are instant and permanent; with good diet and exercise practices, a tummy tuck can jump start your new body. We recommend women wait for a tummy tuck until they are done having children.

Check out some of these before and after pictures to get an idea of the type of results you might obtain from a tummy tuck.

Tummy Tuck Recovery

A tummy tuck is a same day procedure, so you’ll be able to go home on the day of your operation. We have a long lasting local anesthesia that significantly reduces discomfort for up to 72 hours.  Most patients have swelling for a few days and a difficult time standing at first. One of the best things you can do for your recovery is to start walking as soon as possible. Take it easy, but do get your body moving again.

You’ll need some time off of work to recover. Recovery is quick and frequently patients can be back to work in 5 to 7 days. We can talk with you about the recovery process in depth before your surgery.

Are you ready for a tighter abdomen? Come in for a tummy and look and feel your best.