Breast and Belly Enhancements with a Mommy Makeover

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Having a combination of plastic surgery procedures can give a dramatic effect for the right patient. Women in Lubbock whose bodies show the effects of aging and past pregnancies can come to Dr. Rowley to discuss their option with procedures done in tandem to change what time and children do their bodies. Scheduling plastic surgery for both your belly area and your breasts at the same time is what is commonly called the “Mommy Makeover”.

 

Breast Enhancements that can be Done in Tandem

 

Women’s breast can sag, look deflated, lose shape after nursing, with age, and even from the simple pull of gravity. First, you need to make a consultation appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss what breast enhancement options are right for your body type. If you are looking to add fullness to your breasts, then a breast augmentation with implants is a good option. If your breasts droop with nipples pointing downward, you could benefit from a breast lift. When you have too much breast tissue, you can consider the benefits of a breast reduction.

 

Abdominal Enhancements in a Mommy Makeover

 

Women can contour their bellies with tummy tuck and liposuction procedures. These can either be done separately or together. A tummy tuck removes baggy, stretched skin that hangs around after you have had a pregnancy or lost a significant amount of weight and tightens your abdominal muscles. Liposuction takes away that fat in your belly and hip areas that doesn’t go away with exercise and diet.

 

A mommy makeover can restore confidence in your physical appearance giving you flatter tummy and shapely breasts. Dr. Jane Rowley wants all of her patients to thoroughly understand their options, what procedures will work best for their lifestyles and body types. She will spend whatever time is necessary to make your plastic surgery experience the best one for you. With over twenty years experience, Dr. Rowley is the leading plastic surgeon in Lubbock that offers women plastic surgery with a woman’s touch. Schedule your no-obligation consultation today. www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com

Health Benefits with Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Plastic surgery procedures are as varied as the patients who request them. But plastic surgery can go beyond just looking younger or trimmer. A board certified plastic surgeon with experience can give patients a greater measure of self-confidence in their physical appearance, help with greater range of movement, and take away insecurities associated with their bodies. Here are some health benefits that are a result of plastic surgery patients in Lubbock may not have known.

 

Breast Reduction

A woman with excess breast tissue can experience headaches, chronic neck and back pain, and painful bra strap marks in her shoulders. A breast reduction can relieve these chronic discomforts as well as making it easier to participate in exercise and other life activities otherwise too difficult with to do with larger breasts.  

Liposuction

Removing stubborn fat around your hips, abdomen, and back to give your body a better contoured shape is the purpose of having liposuction. Fat cells are permanently removed. Some studies have shown that removing fat cells lowers triglycerides and benefits your heart’s health. The important element is to continue with a healthy diet and exercise program after liposuction to keep new fat cells from forming.

Tummy Tuck

You can have a trimmer looking body when excess skin in removed with a tummy tuck. But, this procedure also tightens the abdominal muscles which can add to better posture and muscle tone. A tummy tuck also can help reduce the effects of Stress Urinary Incontinence caused by childbirth.

 

Even if you are looking into a plastic surgery options so you can feel better about the way you look, your procedure of choice could also have some real health benefits to consider. Dr. Jane Rowley is the leading plastic surgeon in Lubbock that has over 20 years of surgical experience and can talk to you about your options to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Learn more at www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com

 

Will Insurance Pay For My Breast Reduction?

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Any surgical procedure will have a price tag associated with it, but the cost of a breast reduction can be covered by your insurance under the right circumstances. You have two major conditions at play when trying to get your reduction costs covered: your body and your insurance type. Not all breast reductions are the same, and some situations will merit coverage when others will not. And, again, not all Lubbock insurance coverage is the same, and not all doctors and procedures are covered by every plan.

  1. Start by contacting your insurance provider directly. This will give you the opportunity to get general information about whether a breast reduction is potentially covered by your insurance plan. It will also give you the opportunity to ensure your board certified plastic surgeon of choice is within your network of coverage.
  1. You’ll most likely need an evaluation from a surgeon to meet specific requirements established by your Lubbock insurance provider to cover the breast reduction. Criteria may include:
  • An estimate of at least 500 grams (half of a pound) will be removed from each breast
  • Documentation of injury (like back pain) due to the large size of your breasts
  • Documentation that the surgery is needed in order to correct the disabling symptoms
  • Photographic documentation

Essentially, insurance companies are often looking for proof that the breast reduction is medically necessary and not just a cosmetic surgery for appearance purposes only. Patients can work with the staff at our Lubbock office to coordinate insurance billing. If the procedure is deemed medically necessary after a consultation with Dr. Jane Rowley, insurance may cover all or part of the surgery and the hospital costs for your procedure and recovery care. Dr. Rowley sees many happy patients after their plastic surgery, but patients who have a breast reduction are some of the most satisfied patients. Call for your no-obligation consultation today. www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com

A Lubbock Plastic Surgery Look at the Ideal Implant®

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For women in Lubbock, plastic surgery options can vary from a tummy tuck to a facelift. But the top requested plastic surgery across the nation is breast augmentation. As women age and after having children, breasts can lose volume and their youthful shape. When you are ready to enhance and change the appearance of your breast, you will need to make several important choices. One choice with breast implants is which implant material you will choose. Silicone or saline?

 

Pros and Cons of Silicone

Silicone implants can have a more natural feeling and look. These implants have a lower risk of showing rippling in the tissue around the implant. Silicone implants can be more costly, can require a larger incision, and have a risk of a “silent puncture”.

 

Why Women Choose Saline

Where silicone implants come pre-filled, saline implants are filled and adjusted during surgery. Saline implants can require a smaller incision. If they have a leak, patients will know immediately, and there is no health risk with the leak.

 

The Best of Both Worlds in an Ideal Implant®

Dr. Jane Rowley is proud to offer her patients the Ideal Implant® that gives the benefit of a structured, more natural feeling implant without the concerns of the possibility of a silicone leak. This implant has an inner shell and an inner chamber as well as an outer shell and outer chamber that gives the implant more control with movement. Patients benefit from smaller incisions, no silicone risk, and higher rupture strength.

 

Whether you choose a silicone of saline breast implant, the decision is personal and should be carefully made after a thorough discussion with your doctor. If you are looking for the best of both worlds when it comes to implant choices in Lubbock, plastic surgeon Dr. Jane Rowley is the only surgeon in Lubbock that offers her patients the Ideal Implant® option. Schedule your no-obligation consultation today and learn more about your cosmetic possibilities at Rowley Plastic Surgery. www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com

Will my Breast Implants Feel Natural?

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Wondering about the natural feeling of breast implants is a common question when considering breast enhancement plastic surgery. Lubbock women not only want a particular look from their implants, but they are also hopeful for a particular feel–a natural one. Post-surgery, women eventually stop thinking about their new breasts as implants and start considering them to be their breasts. A lot of variables contribute to this feeling. While some of those variables are psychological, let’s focus on the physical ones here.

 

  • Silicone or Saline

The type of implant can have a significant role in how quickly you feel back to “normal.” Softer silicone implants feel natural sooner following your plastic surgery than saline implants. But, you have different implants to try before you make that final decision. Lubbock Doctor Jane Rowley can give you the chance to feel both materials before making your choice.

 

  • Over or Under

The implant needs to be placed deeper than directly under your skin. So if you do not have enough breast tissue to cover the implant, the implant must be placed under the chest muscle. When placed below breast tissue but above the muscle, the implanted breast has a more natural feel. If placed under the muscle, the muscle will need time to stretch and thin out.

 

  • More or Less

The more natural breast tissue you have supporting the implant, the more quickly the implant will blend with your body and convey that natural look and feel. When considering plastic surgery, Lubbock patients can come into our office to get a thorough evaluation on their bodies, including an assessment of available breast tissue.

 

  • Smaller or Larger

The larger the implant, the longer it may take to get that natural feel back. Some implants may be so large that they will never quite obtain that feel. If your goal is to simply augment what you already have and gain or regain some shape, then, you should be careful with the size.

 

What Can You Do?

Apart from the psychological and physical aspects to owning your implants as your breasts, there are things that you have control over and do contribute to obtaining a natural feel.

 

  • Massages:  Deep massages to the implants, especially early after the surgery are important. While this is not the most comfortable thing following surgery, it is important to work the surrounding tissue, helping it feel supple and natural. And if your implant is under your chest muscle, this can help that muscle stretch and relax as well.
  • Right Surgeon: Select a surgeon who truly knows how to give you more natural results. Selecting a doctor certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, like Dr. Rowley, will significantly increase your likelihood of achieving your desired results.
  • Patience: A natural feel can take from two to nine months post-surgery to obtain. Be patient with your body. Love your new body. And give it the time it needs to become yours in both look and feel.

 

Dr. Jane Rowley is the leading Lubbock plastic surgeon who can help you with your breast augmentation decisions and questions. Learn more at www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com

 

Breast Implant Placement: Under or Over the Muscle

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Breast augmentation in one of the leading requested plastic surgery procedures. Women want to increase their breast size or add volume and fullness to their breasts’ appearance. Breast implants can also correct asymmetry with breasts and help enhance their shapeliness. Choosing to have breast implants doesn’t come with a one-size-fits-all surgery. Patients in Lubbock need to make several decisions concerning their implants and spend plenty of time discussing their choices with their doctors. Things to consider about your implants include:

  • Size
  • Material
  • Shape
  • Placement

With so much to think about, having a board certified surgeon willing to spend the time needed to help you make the right choices for your body is imperative to your having the best possible outcome with your surgery. You probably have already thought about your size options. You may even have considered silicone vs. saline. But have you given thought to where your implant will be placed?

In general, implants placed above the muscle tend to have a more natural look and feel; however, this is not the right placement for every body type, and a natural look and feel can also be obtained for implants below the muscle. Particularly petite women with limited natural breast tissue find that placement under the muscle is necessary. Ultimately, you and your doctor should carefully review all of the pros and cons surrounding this placement in the context of your body to determine the best choice for you.

 

Breast Implants Under Breast Tissue

 

Implants placed below the breast tissue but above the chest muscle are called subglandular or subfascial.

Benefits of above muscle implants:

  • Typically less invasive than below the muscle breast implants
  • Quicker recovery because the muscle stays intact
  • No distortion from flexing muscles
  • No size limitation due to limited space under the muscle
  • Breast implants can be spaced closer together allowing for more cleavage

Disadvantages of above the muscle:

  • More likely to have visible rippling of the implant
  • Less support for the implant putting it at risk of dropping over time
  • More likely to cause stretch marks and blemishes
  • More difficult to mammogram
  • Higher risk of looking “fake”

 

Breast Implants Under Your Muscle

 

Placement under the muscle is often referred to as subpectoral.

Benefits of under the muscle:

  • Less risk of folds or ripples in the implant becoming visible
  • More tissue covering and protecting the breast implants
  • Less risk of firmness or capsular contracture

Disadvantages of under the muscle:

  • Longer recovery times
  • Typically more painful recovery
  • Interference with some physical activities like push ups or weight lifting
  • Visible flexing of the muscle over the breast implants, which can look unnatural
  • Higher-positioned implants can look unnatural

 

There is no right or wrong placement of your breast implant. Talk with your Lubbock doctor to review all of your options and to discuss the right fit for your body type and your personal goals. At Rowley Plastic Surgery, you will find a caring staff and expert breast augmentation surgeon. Dr. Jane Rowley carefully guides her patients with information to make the best decision for their plastic surgery experience. Learn more about procedures and staff at Rowley Plastic Surgery at www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com

What to Consider When Choosing a Breast Implant Size

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Communicating expectations about a wanted implant size is sometimes a difficult thing for patients. Patients need to have realistic expectations, and surgeons need to explain procedures and options to patients clearly. Breast implant sizes don’t just match up with a perceived bra size. As patient and doctor discuss a breast augmentation, they should consider long-term goals for the surgical result. Along with size, Lubbock women need to consider the implant material and shape that they want to be used for their breast augmentation.

 

Breast Implant Size and Your Body

 

Size can be one of the toughest topics to navigate when establishing clear expectations for your breast augmentation procedure. We often try talking about breast sizes using bra sizes, but, a cup size can look very different on different body shapes and sizes, and even a standard bra size can vary from bra brand to brand. The effect of implants can look different on different people depending on body shape and existing breast tissue. For example, your chest and shoulder width play a role in selecting the width of your implants, and going from a small A cup to a small D cup can produce very different results than going from a full B cup to a small D cup. So more than selecting a bra from the store shelf or comparing with friends to determine the right size for you, go into our Lubbock office for an in-person consultation to help you understand your options and what may be recommended for your body type.

 

Consider Breast Augmentation and Lifestyle

 

It is easy to cruise the internet and take a look around the poolside to select what you think to be the perfect size for your breast augmentation, but it is an entirely different thing living with that new body you imagined for yourself. The goal after a breast augmentation is not to look back and wish that you had either gone for a size larger or a size smaller. And size dissatisfaction post-surgery can be a result of more than just wishing your clothes fit differently. For incredibly active individuals, maintaining that activity with a new and larger chest can be difficult. If sports and exercises are a consistent part of your life, consider an implant that will give you lift and shape and fullness, but not an excessively large breast size.

 

More than “Bigger Is Better”

 

Remember that a breast augmentation is more than a competition with size. Correcting an asymmetric chest or adding back some lost fullness can bring you great satisfaction and an increase in self-confidence. Dr. Jane Rowley knows the importance of spending whatever time is needed to understand her patient’s expectations with her breast augmentation. Schedule your consultation today and see what possibilities you have with breast enhancement surgery. Visit www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com for more information.

Which Type of Tummy Tuck is Right For You?

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A tummy tuck is the plastic surgery procedure that is intended to remove saggy, excessive skin around your tummy area. While it can be combined with liposuction, this procedure is not a weight loss treatment. Patients need to have realistic expectations and have clear communication with their board certified surgeon about the procedure, recovery, and expected results. Patients in Lubbock can talk to their doctors about three forms of tummy tuck surgery and decide which one is best for them.

 

Mini Tummy Tuck

 

This type of tummy tuck is often referred to as the “scarless tummy tuck.” The incision for this procedure is relatively small compared to a standard tummy tuck. And, this tuck removes less skin. This procedure is the best choice for individuals with that small “pooch” that just won’t respond to diet and exercise. This option is for those who are in general good health, have a slender or fit physique, and who are looking to tighten up the belly. This procedure is made with an incision in the lower abdominal wall that reaches the navel. Unlike other tummy tucks, the navel itself typically does not need to be repositioned during a mini tummy tuck. After making the incisions, the surgeon will “tuck” the skin and abdominal muscles. Because this procedure is a less invasive plastic surgery, Lubbock patients typically experience a quick recovery. Patients are usually back to their everyday activities within a week’s time and can manage their pain with over-the-counter pain medications.

 

Standard Tummy Tuck

 

This level of treatment is the traditional tummy tuck Lubbock residents typically think of for this surgery. Like the mini tummy tuck, it is recommended that this surgery is performed on men and women in good physical health. Unlike the mini tuck, however, individuals seeking this surgery have a more sizable excess of skin to remove. Patients with weakened abdominal muscles due to past pregnancies or who have experienced a tremendous loss of weight will benefit from a traditional tummy tuck. For this surgery, the surgeon makes a larger surgical incision. The incision runs in a straight line between the hip bones. Your doctor can suggest if you need to have some liposuction to remove fat at this point before the surgeon tucks the abdomen. With a larger portion of the skin removed during this tuck, the belly button is repositioned. Patients get back on their feet and into regular routines in around 2-4 weeks after surgery. A prescription pain medication is typically recommended. It’s important to rest as much as possible in the first few weeks and not try to jump right back into your life’s activities too quickly.

 

Extended Tummy Tuck

 

As you can assume, an extended tummy tuck addresses surgical needs beyond that of the standard tummy tuck. A Lubbock plastic surgery patient wanting to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen as well as their hips and “love handles,” the sides of their lower back, may be recommended the extended tummy tuck approach. The incision for this procedure is longer than the traditional tummy tuck, covering all areas being addressed–abdomen, hips, lower back. This procedure is nearly always paired with liposuction for a better contouring results. Again, the abdominal muscles are tightened, targeted skin is excised, and the navel is repositioned. The more extensive your surgery, the longer your recovery time will be. Always give yourself plenty of time to allow your body to heal properly.

 

The more information you have about your plastic surgery options, the better decisions you can make for your body. Dr. Jane Rowley is the leading plastic surgeon in Lubbock who takes the time to explain procedures along with recovery and result expectations thoroughly. If you are feeling like you are tired of carrying around that extra pooch of baggy skin in your abdominal area, schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Rowley today.

Find more information about plastic surgery options and the caring staff at Rowley Plastic Surgery at www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com