As we transition into fall, the idea of change can come to the forefront of our minds as the kids are back in school, we gear up for seasonal sports and prepare for upcoming holidays. When we grow older, our bodies start to respond more to the effects of gravity and accumulated damage that we acquire from long days spent in the sun. These effects tend to also make ourselves look more aged than we really are. In recent years, nonsurgical skincare treatments have shown that you can achieve younger-looking results and prolong the need for extensive surgical procedures. This month, we’re featuring two of our newest nonsurgical and surgical procedure additions: Kybella™ nonsurgical fat reduction for the double chin and the Grammy Makeover.
A hot topic in the newest nonsurgical fat reduction conversation is the brand new, FDA-approved facial rejuvenation treatment – Kybella™. Specifically promoted to treat the fat that accumulates below the chin, or a double chin as you may know it as, Kybella™ is made of a naturally-occurring substance already in our bodies, called deoxycholic acid (this molecule helps the body breakdown and absorb dietary fat). During a short, 15-20 minute series of injections into the fat below your chin, Kybella™ nonsurgical fat reduction starts to work by destroying the fat cells so they can no longer accumulate fat. So after treatment, you’ll see improved, younger-looking contours and a slimmer profile.
Often patients question how they can fit facial plastic surgery procedures into their schedules, and their budgets. While some procedures don’t require as much downtime as you would think (we’re talking days and weeks, not months), combination procedures may be something you’ve never even considered. Our newest procedure, the Grammy makeover is similar to the Mommy makeover, only this time it includes even more anti-aging options by adding facial procedures to this a-la-carte procedure. Where a Mommy makeover focuses on the breast and body, the Grammy makeover combines face, breast and body contouring procedures in one comprehensive, custom-tailored surgical plan for our more mature patients.
When you combine procedures at the same time, you’re reducing the number of times you’re required to be in the hospital (one time versus going several times over a longer period of time) and less overall downtime (again, one recovery period verses recovery after recovery time). The savings come into play because you’re not paying the required surgical and hospital fees for each and every procedure. Instead, when you have a combination procedure like a Mommy or Grammy makeover, you only pay those fees once. This month, we are extending our Beauty in All Shades offer where you can receive 10% OFF hospital facility fees and anesthesia for any surgery completed by September 30th, 2015! This special only applies to non-insurance cases and is available as we have openings.
If you’re interested in learning more about our newest cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, don’t hesitate to contact Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C. today to set up your complimentary consultation. We’ll be running more specials in the near future, so be sure to follow me, Dr. David Whiteman, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ so you don’t miss out!