When to Choose Liposuction Over a Tummy Tuck

If you have some stubborn flab that you can’t get rid of with diet and exercise, you might be considering body contouring options. There are actually a lot of different treatments and procedures that can be used for body shaping, but the most traditional are the liposuction and the tummy tuck. Here is what the two procedures are, how they work, and when each is appropriate.

What is liposuction?

For liposuction, small incisions are made in the target area, and a small cannula is inserted. The plastic surgeon then uses the cannula to break up fat cells and suck them out with an attached vacuum. The fat that is removed can be used for augmentation elsewhere in the body, or simply be disposed of. Liposuction doesn’t have a long recovery, but it also doesn’t remove any excess skin or flab. It only removes the fat. (more…)

Comparing a Mini Tuck, Tummy Tuck, and Beltectomy

Tummy Tuck Tampa FLEspecially after illness or losing a lot of weight, it is common to have some stubborn fat and tissues in the abdominal area that just won’t go away no matter how hard you try. When you’ve done everything you can, including talking to your doctor, to try to tone that stubborn area and none of it has worked, you might start to consider surgical options.

There are actually three different levels of tummy tuck type procedures. The mini tuck, tummy tuck, and beltectomy address different degrees of the target area.  (more…)

Must Have Cosmetic Procedures After Rapid Weight Loss

Have you lost a lot of weight in recent months or years? If so, you probably have some areas of your body that have been resistant to diet and exercise. These stubborn, fatty areas can make clothing fit poorly and interfere with daily activities.

Ridding yourself of these problem areas can seem impossible, and you aren’t alone. Many people who lose a significant amount of weight simply live with their new bodies, but there is no reason to be uncomfortable. Some of the most common problem areas include: (more…)

Top Reasons People Elect for Plastic Surgery

Abdominoplasty New Port Richey FLWhen you think of plastic surgery, do you automatically picture models, actresses, and the otherwise rich and famous coveting and preserving their beauty? In reality, many average people have cosmetic surgical procedures every day in the U.S. Patients undergo plastic surgery for different reasons, many of them deeply personal. Here are some of the more common reasons people decide to have plastic surgery.

Enhancements

Granted, most plastic surgery procedures are enhancements of varying types. Many women who feel slighted in natural cup size might opt for breast augmentation simply because it gives them the body they want to see when they look in the mirror.  (more…)

How Our Reconstructive Services Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Breast Augmentation Trinity FLWhen most people think of breast plastic surgery, they think of models and actors getting breast implants. But in reality, there are many situations in which the breasts may undergo trauma or illness and need to be reconstructed to restore your quality of life. Here is what you need to know about the differences between elective breast augmentation and breast reconstruction.

Why is breast reconstruction necessary?

Did you know that about 11 percent of Florida women are currently fighting or have fought breast cancer in the last 3 years? Breast cancer diagnostics and treatment can destroy the breasts, making them unrecognizable or gone entirely.  (more…)

Things to Consider When Timing Your Cosmetic Procedure

Are you thinking about cosmetic surgery? There are a lot of things you need to keep in mind and work out before getting your procedure. A lot of this will be covered by the surgeon during your consultation. But when it comes to timing your surgery, only you can make those decisions. Here are some things to keep in mind before scheduling.

Recovery Period

Talk to your surgeon in-depth about the recovery period. How long do you need to take off work? When will you be able to return to normal activities? Will you have any restrictions for any period of time? If you are having a face lift or similar procedure, how long will it be before you are healed and presentable?  (more…)

Pamper Yourself with These Anti-Aging Treatments

Facial Rejuvenation Land O'Lakes FLSpring is the time of year that we honor our mothers and fathers. With Mother’s Day in May, this time of year is great for showing your mother or yourself some love. Anti-aging treatments are often minimally invasive, pain free, comfortable, and sometimes even relaxing; and, of course, you get to enjoy the benefits and results. Here are some of the anti-aging treatments you might want to pamper yourself with this month.

Surgery Free Anti-Aging Treatments

You don’t have to have cosmetic surgery to fight the signs of aging. There are a lot of treatments and therapies available that can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, take years off of your appearance, and provide almost instant results in some cases. Our most popular nonsurgical services are for injectable fillers and Botox, and these are pain free and have no downtime. (more…)

The Best Time to Get a Mommy Makeover

Being a mother is a wonderful blessing, but it also comes with some sacrifices. Those sacrifices start when you first become pregnant, and some of them can wreak havoc on your body. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can have a detrimental effect on your body’s shape and elasticity. While diet and exercise can help you get back the figure you had before childbirth, sometimes a little extra help is necessary.

The Mommy Makeover is a group of cosmetic procedures that can be done in stages or all at once to reverse the effects of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding on the body. The most common cosmetic surgical procedures that are done as part of the Mommy Makeover include: (more…)

Most Common Body Contouring Areas

When you think of body contouring, you probably think about procedures like a tummy tuck or liposuction. However, there are many areas of your body that you can have contoured besides your abdomen. Here are some of the most common body contouring areas.

Thighs

Fat accumulation in the upper thighs is difficult to beat, especially for women. Even if you manage to lose weight, it is likely that your thighs will remain stubbornly large. A thigh lift can trim away the excess fat and skin so that your thighs are much more proportionate to your body. (more…)

Breast Lift or Augmentation? Making the Decision

Breast Augmentation Cheval FLIf you have lost volume in your breasts, you are not alone. Many women lose volume in their breasts after pregnancy and childbirth, especially if they breastfeed for a year or more. Breasts can also sag due to weight loss or as a natural part of aging. 

The automatic response for most women who don’t like their breasts is to get breast augmentation, but that may not be the best solution for you. For many women a breast lift is sufficient to give them the look that they want. Here’s what you need to know to make a decision. (more…)