Revive Your Appearance with Facial Plastic Surgery

Most patients often opt for facial plastic surgery to reduce the signs of aging that appear in the form of wrinkles, fine lines, hooded eyes, and sagging skin. Though facial procedures such as a facelift, browlift, blepharoplasty, and neck lift can significantly rejuvenate your appearance, I remind my patients to maintain realistic expectations and understand that plastic surgery ultimately does not slow down the body’s natural aging process.

Revive Your Appearance with Facial Plastic Surgery

 

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Breast & Body Procedures to Restore Your Pre-Baby Appearance

Pregnancy and childbirth can take a major toll on your body physically and often women battle with weight fluctuation, change in breast shape and size, sagging skin, or stretch marks as a result. It is important that female patients wait until after they are finished having children before considering any type of plastic surgery as additional pregnancies can reverse your results. Typically, I recommend individual or combination breast and body contouring procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, or mommy makeover surgery for women who are looking to restore their confidence and undergo a complete rejuvenation.

Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation surgery is ideal for women whose breasts have lost firmness or have shrunk due to childbearing and/or breastfeeding and wish to increase their overall breast size.  As each patient’s cosmetic goals are different, the correct type of breast implant will be determined during your consultation, at which time your objectives are discussed, measurements are taken, and you have the opportunity to try on various implant sizes and types to determine the best fit for your body.

Breast Lift: Patients with sagging, drooping breasts that lack firmness are ideal candidates for breast lift surgery, which restores the natural shape and proportion of the breasts. Multiple techniques are utilized when performing a breast lift and it is based on the size and shape of your breasts, the degree of sagging, as well as other factors. For minor correction to the placement of the breasts, mini breast lift surgery may also be performed. Breast lift surgery is often combined with breast augmentation or breast reduction to restore firmness and a higher breast position.

Tummy Tuck: During tummy tuck surgery, loose skin and unwanted fat are removed and weakened abdominal muscles are repaired. By mending affected muscles, the midsection sustains a smoother, flatter appearance and function is restored. If there are still remaining areas of unwanted fat in the hips, flanks, or back, liposuction may be combined with tummy tuck surgery to remove the fat.

Mini Tummy Tuck: For patients who don’t require muscle repair and only need skin and fat removed, I may recommend a mini tummy tuck.

Liposuction: To remove small pockets of fat, liposuction sculpts the body by removing stubborn areas of fat through a cannula, or tiny hollow tube, through minuscule, surgical incisions. Whatever your “problem areas” are, liposuction addresses areas such as the abdomen, love handles, thighs, buttocks, and hips.

Mommy Makeover: A mommy makeover is a comprehensive combination surgery incorporating both breast and body contouring procedures. If you suffer from sagging breasts or have lost volume, a breast augmentation or breast lift can be performed. To shape the areas on the abdomen where skin has stretched, tummy tuck surgery is performed to target excess fat and skin and re-tighten weakened abdominal muscles for a firmer, more contoured result. For isolated areas of stubborn fat, liposuction can additionally sculpt the midsection and other areas such as the thighs, hips, and arms.

If you’re interested in any of the breast or body contouring procedures at Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C. contact us today to schedule as these savings are only valid while openings last! Be sure to connect with me, Dr. David Whiteman, on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

Am I a Good Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, is a popular body contouring procedure to help patients achieve a flatter, firmer abdomen. However, it is important to understand that tummy tuck surgery is a fairly major procedure that will require recovery because not only does it remove excess skin and fat, but it also tightens weakened abdominal muscles. Patients must be in good physical shape and only consider surgery for areas that do not respond to diet and exercise. As a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon who emphasizes health and wellness, Dr. David Whiteman advises that tummy tucks should not be a substitute for weight loss measures or a regular exercise program.

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When patients lose substantial amounts of weight or have had children, the skin and muscles of the abdomen stretch and lose elasticity. Unlike liposuction which only targets fat, tummy tuck surgery removes sagging skin that can be caused by significant weight loss, aging, or pregnancies. The most common tummy tuck candidates are mothers who are finished having children or post-bariatric patients with excess skin. Often, abdominoplasty is combined with other procedures as part of mommy makeover surgery, to create a slimmer and more proportionate result.

Tummy tuck surgery is performed solely for the midsection to address unwanted fat and sagging skin. During the procedure, an incision is made between the hip bones to remove fat and tighten the abdominal muscles. Dr. Whiteman will also trim excess skin to eliminate the appearance of a “pooch” so the stomach is flattened. For patients who only require a small amount of fat or skin removed from the abdomen, Dr. Whiteman also performs mini tummy tucks. This procedure is similar to a regular tummy tuck, but the incision is much smaller since the abdominal muscles are not tightened.

While tummy tuck surgery can significantly improve body contour, it is important to discuss which procedure would help you achieve your aesthetic goals. If you’re interested in a tummy tuck surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation. For the latest information on plastic surgery, be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.