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A recent article from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) suggests that people who wait to get married and have children later in life also postpone cosmetic surgery, like facelift procedures. While ASAPS speculates that patients postpone cosmetic surgery due to factors like budget or because of an empty nest, their statistics show that patients are, in fact, delaying elective cosmetic procedures.
In fact, from 2005 to 2010, nonsurgical and surgical cosmetic procedures rose 29% among patients ages 65 and older while the total number of cosmetic procedures overall from 2005 to 2010 fell 17%. While the specific reasons for waiting are still being studied, the fact remains that more plastic surgery patients are holding off on surgery. ASAPS’ article also suggests that it may have something to do with the fact that people are living and working longer and think of cosmetic surgery like a facelift or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) as an investment for their future.
Although it’s not mentioned in the ASAPS article, “mini” facelifts and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedures may be one reason patients are waiting until they are older for a traditional facelift. These days, people see cosmetic treatment more as a means for prevention and maintenance. Rather than waiting until they need all-over rejuvenation, patients start using cosmetic injectables or even undergoing partial facelift surgeries as they need them. For instance, a person with deep wrinkles and creases on their forehead could benefit from a forehead lift, which only targets their area of concern. Likewise, a patient whose signs of aging are most evident in the lower part of their face may benefit first from neck lift surgery.
Whatever your cosmetic concerns or aesthetic goals, the highly skilled surgeons of Atlanta Plastic Surgery offer a variety of procedures to meet Atlantan’s needs. Be sure to review our website and continue to read our blog for plastic surgery news and updates.
If you’ve been considering liposuction surgery and have small amounts of unwanted fat, you might benefit from Atlanta Plastic Surgery’s newest non-surgical fat reduction technology: CoolSculpting®. Instead of using cannulas and incisions associated like traditional liposuction, CoolSculpting is applied externally to freeze fat using a process called cryolipolysis. It’s the noninvasive approach to liposuction that doesn’t require any downtime.
CoolSculpting is perfect for those small areas of unwanted fat that just won’t respond to your best diet and exercise efforts. Cryolipolysis causes the fat within fat cells to disperse. Then, the body’s natural processes take over, eventually dispelling the fat through the lymphatic system over the course of several months following treatment. CoolSculpting can effectively treat unwanted fat on the abdomen, thighs, knees, arms, buttocks, love handles, and saddlebags.
During your CoolSculpting treatment, you may feel cold in the treatment area, but it’s not painful. The fact that you’ll be fully awake allows you to read or even use your phone during treatment. Many patients start to see results within three weeks of treatment, but noticeable results will appear in two months and full results will appear in four to six months. One Coolsculpting treatment can achieve a 20%-40% fat reduction, but many patients opt for an additional treatment to maximize their results. Results will vary from person to person.
CoolSculpting fat reduction treatment will be available through Atlanta Plastic Surgery’s AYA Medical Spa. If you’re interested in CoolSculpting treatment, be sure to schedule a consultation. If you’re interested in a fat reduction treatment, but aren’t sure you’re a candidate for CoolSculpting, schedule a consultation and one of our plastic surgeons can discuss your body contouring options.
You hear a lot in the media about Hollywood superstars bouncing back to a more-beautiful-than-ever appearance in what seems like an instant after they’ve given birth. As many women know, bouncing back after baby is rarely easy. There are in fact, many dramatic physical changes that accompany pregnancy and childbirth. Sometimes, even following a healthy diet and regularly exercising is not enough to reverse these effects. To restore a pre-baby appearance not attainable with exercise and diet, Atlanta Plastic Surgery offers post-pregnancy plastic surgery.
A woman’s body must gain sufficient weight to be able to support the life growing inside her. Not only does the baby gain weight as it grows, but the woman’s body gains weight because of the addition of the placenta, amniotic fluid, and breast tissue, as well as an increase in uterus size and blood supply. In terms of added fat, during a healthy pregnancy the body stores an additional 5 to 9 pounds of fat to help supply itself with energy during delivery and breastfeeding.
Cosmetic surgery after pregnancy helps women who have had children to reclaim their bodies and return to their previous silhouette. Specifically tailored to each individual patient, post pregnancy plastic surgery can include a combination of cosmetic procedures to help each patient achieve her desired look.
As the uterus expands to accommodate the baby, the abdominal muscles also stretch. However unlike the uterus, the abdominal muscles have a harder time returning to their normal size once the baby is delivered. During a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) one of Atlanta Plastic Surgery’s plastic surgeons can remove sagging skin around the stomach area and retighten stretched abdominal muscles to produce the patient’s desired look.
Liposuction can also help treat and reduce stubborn, exercise-resistant pockets of fat and improve the contours of the body enlarged by the aforementioned increase in body fat during pregnancy. Performed in more than just the abdomen, liposuction can help sculpt the thighs, hips, buttocks, and love handles. Generally, liposuction involves a small incision where fluid is injected into the area to reduce pain and bleeding. Then, the fluid and excess fat are removed via suction through a small metal tube called a cannula.
Post-pregnancy plastic surgery can also help with the changes associated with breastfeeding during the first months of motherhood. Depending on the mother’s needs and desires, surgery can include a breast reduction where tissue and skin are removed from overly large and pendulous breasts, breast lift that helps return sagging breast to a more aesthetically pleasing position, and/or breast augmentation surgery which enhances the breast size, proportioning the breasts with the body.
Because cosmetic surgery after pregnancy is so specialized, a consultation with one of Atlanta Plastic Surgery’s cosmetic surgeons allows you to discuss your needs and receive a recommendation for the appropriate procedure(s) to achieve your desired look. For examples of our surgeons’ results, check out our before and after gallery.
If you’d like to know more about post-pregnancy cosmetic surgery or other procedures we offer, feel free to contact us for more information or a consultation.