When will I see Results from Liposuction?

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Do you have stubborn fat bulges on your abdomen, legs, or back that simply won’t budge despite healthy eating and regular exercise? Liposuction can help get rid of these troublespots and shape and contour your body. But when will you see results from liposuction.

What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that is done to removelocalized pockets of fat from the body. It can be performed under local anesthesia and IV sedation or general anesthesia; it depends on the volume of fat being removed.

The procedure is performed using a cannula (small tube) with a suction attached. The cannula is inserted under the skin through small incisions made in the targeted area. The cannula is moved back and forth within the treatment area to dislodge the fatty deposits, which are then suctioned out.

Liposuction can take 1-4 hours to complete, depending on the number of areas being treated.

Liposuction is ideal for people that are already at their goal weight and have firm, elastic skin, but have bulges of fat in specific areas that they can’t spot reduce.

When will you see results with liposuction?
There is generally some swelling and bruising after liposuction that can last several weeks, but patients will see some improvements in body contours within 3-4 weeks. Most of the swelling after liposuction subsides within three weeks, but some minor swelling may remain for several months. Final results of liposuction can take 6-12 months to show.

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If you are in the greater Orange County CA area, Dr. Tenley Lawton in Newport Beach is our featured boardcertified plastic surgeon.

You can reach Dr. Lawton at www.lawtonmd.com, or by calling 949-640-0999.

What To Expect During a facial implant procedure?

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If your facial features have become less defined over time, you’re not alone. It’s a common problem that results from skin laxity due to aging, and leads to the loss of youthful facial contours, but facial implants are a great way to restore the facial structure. But what should you expect during a facial implant procedure.

What is facial implant surgery
Facial implant surgery involves the use of facial implants to augment the structure of the face,creating better facial angles and contours. These implants are typically made from safe, synthetic material such as silicone, which usually does not cause any tissue reaction in the body.

The cheeks and jaws are two of the areas that are usually augmented with facial implants, in order to correct sagging cheeks and jowls. Chin implants are also used to improve a recessed or weak chin.

What To Expect During a facial implant procedure?
A facial implant procedure is done on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia. Implants for the cheeks, jaw, and chin, can all be placed through incisions made inside the mouth. However, there are cases in which other incisions may be recommended.

Pockets are usually made during surgery to fix the facial implants in position. After the implants are placed in the desired area of the face, the incisions are closed using stitches or absorb able sutures that remain in place for 1-2 weeks.There is generally some swelling and bruising after surgery that can last for several weeks.

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If you are in the New York, NY area, Specialty Aesthetic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.specialtyaestheticsurgery.com, or by calling 212-737-8700.

Is breast augmentation better done above or below the muscle?

Is breast augmentation better done above or below the muscle

If you are considering breast augmentation, it’s important to realize that there are options available for placing breast implants. Breast implants can be placed either in a pocket behind the breast tissue and above the pectoralis major muscle (muscle of the chest wall), or below the chest muscle. But is breast augmentation better done above or below the muscle?

Is breast augmentation better done above or below the muscle?
The optimal placement for breast implants will vary for each patient, as it depends on a variety of factors including body type, implant type, and implant size. There are pros and cons to each approach.

Breast implants above the chest muscle (Sub-glandular placement)
Placing the breast implantson top of the chest muscle generally gives the breasts a round,less natural appearance. Surgery is somewhat easier with this method, and there is also less post-operative discomfort, since the chest muscle is not disturbed.

However, having sub-glandular placement may increase the risk of bottoming out, which is the downward migration of the implants below the inframammary crease. There is also a higher rate of capsular contracture (hardening of the breast implants), with sub-glandular placement.

Breast implants below the chest muscle (Sub-muscular placement)
Sub-muscular placement generally makes the breasts look more natural, as the implants are placed below both the breast tissue and chest muscle. Since the edges of the implants are concealed with this approach, it’s often preferred for women with a slim physique and very little breast tissue.

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If you are in the Orange County, CA area, South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.socoplasticsurgery.com, or by calling(949) 701-4454.

What’s the recovery time for a breast augmentation?

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Are you thinking about breast augmentation, but unsure about what to expect during recovery? You’ll be happy to find out that most women enjoy a hassle-free recovery period after breast augmentation, and post-surgical complications are rare. But what’s the recovery time for a breast augmentation.

What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty, is a procedure that is done to increase the size of the breasts, and typically involves the use of synthetic implants. These are normally saline or silicone breast implants.

What’s the recovery time for a breast augmentation?
After breast augmentation, patients are usually advised to take it easy for the first 1-2 weeks,in order to give the body the time it needs to heal. Some swelling, bruising, and stiffness in the chest region should be expected, but pain medication is prescribed.

Most patients are able to resume light activities about 1 week after surgery, but strenuous activity (including heavy exercise), should be avoided for at least 6 weeks. Patients are usually able to return to work within 7 days. Full recovery after breast augmentation typically takes 6 weeks.

Although the above guidelines are helpful, recovery time may vary depending on the type and size of the breast implants, as well as the placement method used (subglandular vs submuscular). Consequently, patients should follow the post-op instructions of their surgeon to ensure that the recovery process goes smoothly, and they get the best results possible.

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If you are in the Walnut Creek or Greenbrae, CA areas, Robert Aycock, MD is our featured board certified plastic surgeon.

You can reach Dr. Aycock at www.aycockmd.com, or by calling (925)-937-8377 for the office in Walnut Creek, and(415) 925-1700, for the Greenbrae office.