3 Reasons Botox Isn’t Just for Celebrities

Facelift Land O'Lakes FLYou used to hear about Botox all the time in the tabloids, until it became so common among celebrities that it was no longer noteworthy. But you still really only hear about celebrities getting Botox treatments, so it stands to reason you would think that this treatment is out of your reach. But Botox and other anti-aging treatments are actually affordable and attainable. Here are three reasons Botox isn’t just for celebrities.

Botox isn’t as expensive as you might think.

Yes, Botox was an expensive treatment when it was first made popular as a cosmetic treatment. But that was a long time ago, and the changes in the industry have led to a definite change in price. Botox prices vary widely. But no Botox treatment should cost more than a few hundred dollars, and the results last for several months. (more…)

Could Breast Reduction Be the Answer to Back Pain?

Breast Augmentation Cheval FLThere are a lot of things that can cause or agitate lower back pain, and there are a lot of therapies that can help depending on the cause. However, mid back pain is different. When you have pain between your shoulder blades and into your spine, it is an indication that your posture has changed for the worse. Usually, this happens over time to women who have large breasts.

While some women would love to have larger breasts, those who cope with them on a daily basis would gladly give them up. If your breasts are much too large for your frame, it could lead to crippling arthritis and other posture and chronic pain issues. (more…)

Perfect Your Weight Loss Results with a Whole Body Lift

More and more people are finding freedom with the ability to lose weight. With new weight loss solutions coming onto the market every year, people who had given up on weight loss in the past are now finding success. Losing that weight can feel really good physically and emotionally, but it can also leave you hating your body more than ever. Here’s how a whole body lift can help.

Why you still look fat when you’re not

Do you feel like you still look fat, even though you’ve lost several sizes? It might be because you have a lot of loose skin and excess tissues that haven’t been able to shrink back. Once that skin is stretched and those fat and tissue cells form in the area, it can take years for it to bounce back, if it does so on its own at all.  (more…)

The Best Midsection Body Contouring Options

Tummy Tuck Tampa FLThe midsection is one of the most stubborn places to try to lose fat and tone muscle. Especially as you get older, extra padding on the midsection seems to be inevitable and almost impossible to combat once it starts, but you do have some options for getting rid of that stubborn tummy fat and giving your midsection a look that is proportionate to the rest of your body.

Liposuction

Many people are able to get the results they want with liposuction. This procedure is appropriate for not only the midsection, but also other stubborn areas like upper thighs or love handles. This is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that doesn’t even require general anesthesia or any real downtime. Liposuction is not appropriate for applications in which there is also significant excess skin, as can happen with significant weight loss. (more…)

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…)