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How Arm Lift Transforms Arms For The Better

Those who have worked off a significant amount of weight know that excess skin can cause undesired effects in certain areas of the body. Stretch marks and hanging skin around the tummy and legs can be smoothed out over time, or are hardly noticeable at any moment. But loose skin that hangs from the upper arm – commonly known as a “bat wing” – can be a real source of stress because of its highly visible location. With arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, patients can go forth with a sculpted and confident look. The Procedure A skilled plastic surgeon makes incisions along the bottom of the upper arm, elbow, and armpit following pre-drawn lines that create a map for a brachioplastic operation. These incisions are carefully considered in order to […]

Four Reasons To Consider Breast Reconstruction

After mastectomy or lumpectomy surgeries, it is not uncommon for women to feel unsatisfied with the physical appearance of their breasts. For years, breast reconstruction has been made available to patients, but with similarly unfulfilling results for some women. In recent years, however, advances in operation procedures and technology have made the surgery a more viable option to consider. Examining a silicone breast implant 1. Natural Balance Major removal of cancerous cells in the breast results in noticeable change in size, sometimes in an uneven or disproportional manner. The most immediate benefit of breast reconstruction surgery is the restoration of a balanced and natural look for the breasts. By choosing reconstruction, women are able to regain original shape and size, including nipple reconstruction. 2. Multiple Options Patients can choose between […]

A Tummy Tuck Does More Than Remove Skin and Fat

In medicine, the procedure is known as an abdominoplasty. In common parlance, it’s a tummy tuck. Many view it as cosmetic surgery to remove unwanted bulges or loose skin around the abdomen, especially in restoring women’s figures following pregnancy. This so-called “mommy makeover” procedure does remove excess skin and fat, but it also restores separated or weakened muscles in most cases. This is done through a horizontal incision located between the navel and the pubic hairline. The size of the incision depends on how much excess skin is to be removed. A shorter, lower incision could be made in cases where the excess skin and fat is limited only to the area below the belly button. This is known as a mini or a limited tummy tuck. Swelling in the […]

What Is Blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery is one of the most common procedures requested in cosmetic surgery. It can improve the overall appearance of the eyes and reduce the appearance of aging overall. The muscles around the eye often weaken as people get older and the eyelids begin to sag. This creates wrinkles and puffiness that accentuates the aging process. This can affect both the upper and lower lids. Using forehead muscles to compensate by constantly attempting to raise eyelids can also result in more wrinkles in that area. The eyelid skin stretches over time, forming extra folds that could cause irritation as they rub together. Upper Lid Problems Addressed By Blepharoplasty Upper lids can droop due to excess fat deposits, surplus skin or the loss of muscle control around the eye socket. Sun […]

Which Chemical Peel Is Right for You?

Chemical peels come in a variety of intensities, mostly due to the PH level. This gives face rejuvenation patients a number of options to consider. The lower the PH level, the higher the penetration of the peel, which also means a more experienced doctor is need to administer it and a longer healing time is required. Typically, there are three choices: light, medium, and deep. Light Peel This type of chemical peel removes the top layer of skin, which helps with acne scarring, wrinkles, dry patches, or other superficial blemishes. Recent breakthroughs mean that this type of peel utilizes natural fruit enzymes and acids from foods such as cranberries and pineapples. This helps deliver the desired results with none of the irritation. Usually, six to ten treatments are suggested at […]

Nose Jobs in the 5th Century BCE? Plastic Surgery’s History Reaches Back Millennia

A common form of punishment during the 5th Century BCE was to lop off the nose of criminals. Men and women bearing these wounds of justice as well as those with missing or deformed noses due to war or syphilis, which causes collapse of the nostrils, had hope in India. A Hindu surgeon named Susrata (also spelled Sushruta), best known for his book on Ayurveda medicine, devised the flap method to reconstruct noses 2500 years ago. This technique finally reached Europe around 1794, but Italy’s Gaspare Tagliacozzi had perfected his own process by then. Tagliacozzi would go on to write the first textbook on plastic surgery in the late 16th Century. A few hundred years later, the first breast augmentation was performed in 1895, but it didn’t include implants until […]

What Procedures Comprise A Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy takes a toll on the body, and some women find it quite difficult to get their pre-baby figure back with diet and exercise alone. A mommy makeover is a cosmetic surgical treatment designed to correct issues commonly experienced after pregnancy, such as sagging breasts, excess fat in the arms, buttocks, and abdomen, and excess or sagging skin in the stomach area. The procedure utilizes liposuction, abdominoplasty, and breast augmentation, and it can help moms feel confident about their appearance once again. Liposuction Liposuction is used to remove stubborn, localized fat deposits which often develop during pregnancy in the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and arms. Liposuction involves a small incision through which excess fat is suctioned out of the body. Final results after liposuction are visible within 3 to 6 months. […]

What to Expect from a Male Breast Reduction Procedure

Gynecomastia is a swelling of breast tissue in men and boys, usually due to hormone imbalances or the use of certain medications. Symptoms can present at any age, and it is estimated that about 50% of males in the United States will experience the condition at some point in their lifetime. While the condition is benign, it can cause some men to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Weight loss can help improve the appearance of enlarged breasts in men, but since many men with the condition also have excess glandular tissue, even very lean men may experience enlarged breasts. The Male Breast Reduction Procedure Male breast reduction is a common procedure used to treat gynecomastia. The procedure is relatively short, and it can be performed using local anesthesia and sedation […]

Four “Must Own” Anti-Aging Skin Care Products for Younger Looking Skin

Anyone who walks through the beauty section of the drug store has probably been surrounded by products that claim to transform their skin. With so many products that boast miraculous results, it’s hard to know which ones really are necessary for maintaining youthful looking skin. The Cosmetic Care Team at Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic recommends that all patients stock their medicine cabinets with the following four anti-aging skin care products. Cleansers Cleansers are the first line of defense when it comes to keeping skin young. Cleansers remove dirt, makeup, and skin cells from the face, promoting a clean, even skin tone. Depending on the product, many people notice healthier skin in as little as a few days, but cleansers should be used daily for optimum skin health. Toners When it […]

Achieving Firmer, Tighter Skin with Liposuction Cellulite Treatment

Everyone has heard of liposuction to remove fat cells, but it’s time to meet the newest player in the game, a treatment called Lipomassage by Endermologie. The Lipomassage cellulite treatment helps reshape the body, reduce cellulite, and improve the quality of the skin. It’s gaining popularity as an alternative to, and in conjunction with, traditional liposuction to help patients achieve dramatic results. About Lipomassage Cellulite Treatment Lipomassage by Endermologie was developed in Europe in the 1980s, and it’s since exploded in popularity throughout the U.S. and abroad for its ability to reduce or eliminate cellulite. A non-invasive procedure, Lipomassage treatments have helped patients reduce localized fat and cellulite and improve the appearance of their skin. Treatment involves the use of rollers and suction technology to fold and unfold the skin, […]

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