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One of the reasons that liposuction is consistently the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure for men and women is that it is considered very safe. However, that doesn’t mean patients will not have concerns before their surgery takes place. One common concern that I have heard from patients through the years is whether undergoing […]
A mommy makeover allows women to achieve an enhanced level of aesthetic rejuvenation by combining popular body contouring procedures into one surgery. Life events like pregnancy, breast feeding, weight loss, and natural aging can alter a woman’s figure. Mommy makeover surgery utilizes a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a cosmetic breast procedure of the patient’s choice […]
The size and volume of the breasts can be a source of constant frustration and dissatisfaction for some women. This is a big reason why breast augmentation was the most commonly-performed cosmetic surgery procedure last year. Breast augmentation provides women with an opportunity to improve their self-confidence by altering the size and shape of their […]
One of the reasons that liposuction is consistently the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure for men and women is that it is considered very safe. However, that doesn’t mean patients will not have concerns before their surgery takes place. One common concern that I have heard from patients through the years is whether undergoing liposuction will cause a patient to gain weight elsewhere in their body after their procedure has taken place. I’m here to explain what prospective liposuction patients need to know regarding this subject.
I tell my patients that if they maintain a healthy lifestyle, including eating right and exercising regularly, undergoing liposuction will not cause them to experience weight gain in other areas. In the case that a patient does experience an increase in their weight after they have undergone liposuction, it is true that there may appear to be a more significant increase in other areas due to a relatively lower number of fat cells remaining in the area (or areas) that have previously been treated with liposuction.
I know this may sound complex, which is why in the video below, I go into more detail on this subject and what patients can expect following their liposuction surgery:
Liposuction can be legitimately life-changing for people who wish to achieve a trimmer, healthier physique. However, it’s important to remember that liposuction is a body contouring procedure, not weight loss surgery, and patients should be at their ideal weight before their procedure takes place. To learn more about liposuction or if you would like to schedule a plastic surgery consultation, contact the office of Allyson B. Maske. You can also follow along with us on Facebook for additional cosmetic surgery tips, news, and more.
A mommy makeover allows women to achieve an enhanced level of aesthetic rejuvenation by combining popular body contouring procedures into one surgery. Life events like pregnancy, breast feeding, weight loss, and natural aging can alter a woman’s figure. Mommy makeover surgery utilizes a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a cosmetic breast procedure of the patient’s choice to help reshape and tighten the body contour to help achieve a more youthful appearance.
While the pre-surgery consultation is hugely important before any cosmetic procedure, it is especially so for a combined procedure like a mommy makeover. Due to the highly customizable nature of a mommy makeover, it’s important to have a thorough understanding of your surgery, the benefits it can provide, all your available procedure options, and more. That’s why I have provided this basic list of questions that any patient should bring up during their mommy makeover consultation.
- Are you board-certified as a plastic surgeon?
- How much experience do you have performing mommy makeover procedures?
- Do you have any mommy makeover before-and-after photos from patients you have worked with in the past?
- Is combining plastic surgery procedures the right approach for me?
- Does a mommy makeover always entail three cosmetic procedures?
- How much time will I need for recovery after my mommy makeover?
- How long before I notice results from my surgery?
- Are there any additional risks posed by undergoing a combination procedure like a mommy makeover?
- Will my mommy makeover require a hospital stay and, if so, at which hospitals do you have hospital privileges?
- How much post-surgery scarring should I expect?
- How should I prepare in the days and weeks leading up to my mommy makeover?
I understand that every woman will have her own unique aesthetic goals, questions, and concerns before her mommy makeover. Hopefully these questions can serve as a helpful starting point. It’s important for prospective mommy makeover patients to take their pre-surgery consultation seriously. That means taking the time to do your research and adjusting your expectations before your initial consultation appointment. If you would like to learn more about mommy makeover tuck surgery or to schedule a plastic surgery consultation, please contact me, Dr. Allyson B. Maske. And connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for additional tips, news, and more.
The size and volume of the breasts can be a source of constant frustration and dissatisfaction for some women. This is a big reason why breast augmentation was the most commonly-performed cosmetic surgery procedure last year. Breast augmentation provides women with an opportunity to improve their self-confidence by altering the size and shape of their breasts to create a more proportional silhouette. I normally recommend breast augmentation procedures for women who desire larger breasts, those who have experienced a change to their breast size or shape due to weight loss or pregnancy, or women who are dealing with breast asymmetry. One of the most important decisions facing prospective breast augmentation patients is choosing between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants. I have answered a few common questions I have received about these different types of breast implants that will hopefully help.
Q1: Which type of implant is more likely to rupture?
While it is very rare for either saline or silicone implants to experience a complication like an implant rupture, they can both be subject to potential rupturing. The difference lies in what happens after a rupture in each case. With saline implants, the body can safely absorb the saline after a rupture, so the result is just a deflated breast with no physical harm. When a silicone implant experiences a rupture, the free silicone can remain trapped in the fibrous tissue (capsule) that forms around the implant, which can potentially lead to pain or changes in the contour or shape of the affected breast. However, it’s important to reiterate that the chances of experiencing a rupture are very low regardless of which type of implant is used.
Q2: How do the results from saline and silicone implants differ?
Both saline and silicone breast implants can provide excellent, natural-looking breast augmentation results, but there are a few differences for patients to consider. Saline implants tend to be firmer, whereas silicone implants typically feel softer and more similar to natural breast tissue. Tear drop-shaped “gummy bear” (or cohesive gel) silicone implants can provide patients with an alternative to traditionally round silicone or saline implants. Saline implants are more likely to experience rippling over time, especially for thinner patients.
Q3: Are certain women good candidates for one type of implant or another?
When determining which type of breast implant is best for their aesthetic needs, it’s simply a matter of personal preference. Although, it’s important to remember that silicone implants are unavailable to routine breast augmentation patients until they reach 22-years of age. During breast augmentation consultations, I use Vectra® 3D Imaging to help patients see a projection of what their results may look like with a variety of implant size and type options to help them find the right implants for them.
Women considering breast augmentation have more options than ever when choosing which breast implants are right for them. Remember that this decision is a personal one that doesn’t necessarily have a “right or wrong” answer. It’s important to work with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who will help guide you towards the most helpful choice for your needs. For more information on breast implants, please contact me, Dr. Allyson B. Maske, today to schedule your plastic surgery consultation. Don’t forget to follow along with me on Facebook and Twitter for more plastic surgery tips, news, and updates.