What Procedure complements a Tummy Tuck?

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For women in the Lubbock area who are ready to rediscover the body they had before they started having children, there are several different plastic surgery procedures to address stubborn pockets of fat, saggy belly skin, and out-of-shape breasts. A tummy tuck procedure is often paired with procedures for breast enhancements and liposuction. A combination of procedures is commonly referred to as a mommy makeover. But plastic surgery options done in tandem can give any patient dramatic changes in appearance.

 

What Can a Tummy Tuck Do?

 

A tummy tuck is meant to remove sagging abdominal skin and tighten lax muscles under that skin. When paired with liposuction or a breast augmentation, Lubbock women can achieve the contoured look they desire with this mommy makeover combo. Instead of providing significant weight-loss results, these procedures are designed to shape the body into a slimmer silhouette.  

 

Popular mommy makeover pairings with a tummy tuck:

 

 

  • Breast Augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty)

Women seeking a breast augmentation can adjust the size and shape of their breasts. The breasts will be fuller and more symmetric.

 

  • Breast Lift (mastopexy)

A breast lift can assist Lubbock patients by removing excess breast skin and adjusting breasts into a more youthful position. The nipple is also moved to a more upward position. A breast lift won’t change the size of your breast.

 

  • Simultaneous Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift (augmentation mastopexy)

Combining these two procedures leads to shapely, larger, more youthful looking breasts. On the right patient they can give dramatic results to your figure.

 

  • Liposuction

Pairing a tummy tuck with liposuction is a very common approach to remove the pooch at the top of the pants that doesn’t seem to budge with diet and exercise.  
Women in Lubbock can work with their board-certified surgeon to tailor the combination of procedures that meet their unique needs. For the best outcomes available, contact the leading surgeon in Lubbock,  Dr. Jane Rowley. Call today to schedule a no-obligation consultation. rowleyplasticsurgery.com

How Plastic Surgery can Thin the Arms

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Hold your arm up and give an enthusiastic wave to your neighbor. Does that thought make you want to cringe? Saggy skin on your upper arms can be part of your genetics or a result of significant weight loss. When you have arms with what are commonly called “bat wings”, just waving to your neighbor can make you want to run and hide under a few more layers of clothing. Dr. Jane Rowley, the leading board-certified surgeon here in Lubbock has the skills, expertise, and bedside manner to which you can look to tone and sculpt your arms. After she thins and tightens and tucks, you may find yourself waving to both friends and strangers just to show off your arms.

 

Here are two paths that may help you reach these goals:

 

Liposuction

This approach does not remove any excess skin on the arm; it removes fat to trim and shape the arm. Because removing fat often leaves an excess of skin, pairing liposuction with brachioplasty may be necessary for more dramatic results. For those with very elastic skin, who only need a minimal reduction in size, liposuction alone may be sufficient. Consult with Dr. Rowley on the best pairing of procedures for you.

 

Brachioplasty

Brachio means arm, and plasty means to mold or to form. An arm lift removes both fat and extra skin around the arm upper.  Although it seems simple just to remove fat, brachioplasty includes a careful sculpting of the arm to ensure the taper in size from shoulder to wrist looks natural. Dr. Rowley truly has an artist’s touch to contour the arms.
Having sagging upper arms can make you feel self-conscious and make it hard to shop for clothes that fit you well. Whether you choose an arm lift or liposuction, you can call  Rowley Plastic Surgery to schedule your personal, no-obligation consultation here in Lubbock. And before you know it, you’ll be waving “good bye” to the sag and jiggle of today and “hello” to the toned, lean, and sculpted arms of tomorrow. rowleyplasticsurgery.com

5 Areas to Consider Liposuction

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When we look in the mirror, we notice even the smallest areas of our body and focus on their imperfections. Liposuction is a great option to help improve the contour of your body. Even small changes can have a significant impact on your overall look.

 

Torso

Your body may be the type that holds onto pockets of fat around the back and upper torso. These fat pockets can be visible when accentuated by bras or swimming suits.

Jawline

Your jaw and neck can show signs of aging, and pockets of fat around the chin can give you the appearance of a double chin. Lubbock, board-certified Dr. Rowley has precision skills and tools to sculpt and slim your jawline, chin, and upper neck. This reshaping can take years off of your appearance and give you an overall slimmer look.

 

Breasts

A traditional breast reduction will remove breast tissue and fat to decrease your breast size. Liposuction can reduce breast weight and size by removing fatty tissue when only a small change is wanted with minimal scars.

 

Lower Legs

How many times have you referred to your lower legs as “cankles”? You want to show off your legs and feel confident in their sexy appearance. Liposuction can provide the calf to ankle contouring that will make you want to show off your trim legs.

 

Male Chest

Just as women find new freedom and confidence in a breast reduction, men are finding the same satisfaction through the reshaping of their chests. Gynecomastia, or the development of breasts in a man, can stem from hormonal changes throughout life. Liposuction can offer a firmer, trimmer chest and torso.
Schedule your no-obligation personal consultation with Dr. Jane Rowley to learn how liposuction can help you rid yourself of fat that is non-responsive to diet and exercise. You will look in the mirror with confidence again. Learn more at  rowleyplasticsurgery.com

Eye Opening look at Eyelid Surgery

 

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For people in Lubbock, plastic surgery thoughts don’t usually conjure up a picture of eyelid surgery. But just like many other cosmetic changes, blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can help you look and feel younger.

 

What is it?

Eyelid surgery is often referred to as an “eyelid lift;” however, this term is not entirely accurate. A small incision allows for the removal of skin or the removal or addition of fat around the eye. This can be combined with a laser resurfacing of the eyelid skin which reduces existing lines and wrinkles. Small changes can have dramatic results around the eyelid.

 

How is it done?

The small incision is often made to the top of the eyelid where excess skin and fat are removed. The skin is then brought together with small stitches. This helps recreate the crease at the top of the lid. This procedure can also be performed with an incision at the bottom of the eyelid, just below the lash line, or on the inside of the eyelid. By placing the incision on the inside of the lid, called a transconjunctival approach, the incision is not visible after healing. This method allows for the removal or addition of fat to the eyelid without impacting the fold or look of the eyelid. For an understanding of which surgical approach would be best for you, come into Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock; plastic surgery expert, Dr. Jane Rowley will give you a personal consultation with the information and counsel you need to make the best choice for you.

 

Why is it done?

An excess of skin or fat around the eye can make the eyelid heavy or puffy. This slightly extra visual weight around the eyes can age the look of your face and can even block the upper field of your vision.

 

The removal of skin and fat or the addition of fat can reshape the look of the eye. A tightening of the eyelid skin can correct sagginess. And both this contouring effort and tightening can be paired with the laser skin resurfacing to reduce wrinkles and smooth skin texture.

 

What is the recovery?

Unlike other more involved surgeries, blepharoplasty can have a relatively short recovery time. The day after the surgery you will typically experience some bruising and swelling around the eyes, but these will reduce quickly, particularly if you regularly apply cool compresses to the eyes during the first 48 hours. You should be able to resume normal activity after ten days and experience a full recovery after two weeks with the majority of the bruising and swelling gone by then.

Dr. Jane Rowley always carefully consults with her patients for the best surgical plan for them. Schedule your no-obligation consultation visit today and discover your cosmetic possibilities. rowleyplasticsurgery.com

Popularity of a Mini Facelift

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We can’t completely stop the signs of aging, but we can turn the clock back a few years. A facelift can take away the effects of aging by smoothing out the deep wrinkles and creases of your face. The degree of change you are looking for determines the extent of your facelift procedure and can include a lift for your neck, eyes, and forehead as well. The first step is finding an experienced, board certified surgeon to get the best results possible with your plastic surgery. People with only a mild degree of sagging around their jaws are good candidates for what is referred to as a mini facelift.

 

The Mini Facelift

 

A mini facelift is gaining popularity for those who have minimal repair needed to look younger. This procedure targets the sagging skin around the jowls, cheeks, and neck. The mini facelift offers a shorter surgery that is less invasive with a faster recovery time than the traditional facelift. The cost is also less than a full facelift. Patients also need to be aware that the results are not as long-lasting.

 

The Standard Facelift

 

Patients in Lubbock with significant facial sagging in their mid-face, jowls, and neck will probably not be satisfied with the result of just a mini facelift. A standard facelift can include repairing the signs of aging on the forehead, eyes, and cheeks. This procedure has a much longer lasting result than a mini facelift. It also is more invasive with a longer recovery time.

 

Making the Most of Your Facelift

 

The results of your surgery can give you that satisfaction when you look in the mirror and see a younger looking face peering back. The spring in your step will reflect the new confidence you feel in your appearance. The extent of your facelift will determine how long the effects will last. Some general suggestions will help you keep your younger look as long as possible.

  • Live a healthy lifestyle— always helps you feel and look better.
  • Avoid smoking— before and after surgery.
  • Keep your weight steady— weight changes can affect your face.
  • Be careful with sun exposure— especially in the weeks right after surgery.
  • Smile as much as you can— makes you feel better and look younger.

Whenever you are considering a plastic surgery procedure, you should always consult with your board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Jane Rowley will talk with you explaining your procedure thoroughly and the options available that will best meet your expectations. Rowley Plastic Surgery is where Lubbock patients come to experience caring plastic surgery. Schedule your no-obligation consultation today to learn if a traditional or mini facelift is right for you. rowleyplasticsurgery.com

Otoplasty: Plastic Surgery with Benefits for Younger Patients

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When it comes to plastic surgery, we don’t think about children coming into to see the surgeon for breast implants or a tummy tuck. But, plastic surgery can benefit children and youth in ways that some of us take for granted. How you look in the mirror is important to youth. Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you have a noticeable physical feature that makes you an easy target for teasing or ridicule. Otoplasty is plastic surgery for ears that corrects various cosmetic problems like ears that stick out, are too big, or too small.

 

What can Otoplasty do for Lubbock Youth?

 

Ears that are too large or that stick out are easy targets for teasing with names like “Dumbo” or “Mickey Mouse.” A certified surgeon can remove the necessary excess skin and cartilage to reshape or pin ears to a better position. Children can be born with ear deformities or have damage due to accidents. Otoplasty surgery can correct too large, too small, folded, cupped, or cauliflower ears.

 

Is the Procedure Safe?  

 

Otoplasty is one of the safest surgical procedures. Patients need to follow post-surgery instructions to minimize the possibility of infection. There will be a thin scar behind the ear that is not noticeable as it is usually in the natural crease of the ear. The result is seen immediately.
The true benefits of otoplasty come when you see the smiles of the satisfied patients. Children experience an increase in their confidence when they don’t have to worry about being teased by their peers. Parents experience satisfaction when their child is not the target of ridicule. Parents can learn from their doctor how their child’s ears will look after surgery. Dr. Jane Rowley is the leading board-certified plastic surgeon in Lubbock who cares about her patients and carefully consults with patients. Schedule your no-obligation consultation today and learn more about your plastic surgery possibilities. rowleyplasticsurgery.com

Do You Need a Breast Lift or Breast Implants or Both?

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Breast procedures are some of the most requested plastic surgery options. Women want to feel good about how they look. And, when you feel confidence in your appearance, you can have feel confidence in you. Breast plastic surgery isn’t just to give you a bigger bust size. Women who have genetically smaller breast, experience extreme asymmetry between their breasts, or feel breast sagginess after pregnancy, nursing, or aging have plastic surgery options to give them a more shapely breast appearance.

 

What About a Breast Lift?

 

A breast lift will take a sagging breast and raise it to a more youthful position. Your breast lift will not change size but will firm up the breast tissue, reposition the nipple and give your breast a symmetrical shape. If you are happy with the size of your breast and just are looking to reverse the sagging effect that age and pregnancy can have on your breasts, a lift may be the surgery you are looking for.

 

What About Breast Augmentation?

 

Whether you were born with smaller breasts or lose tissue volume with age, pregnancy, or nursing, you can enhance the size of your breasts with implants. A breast augmentation gives Lubbock women the opportunity to change the size and shape of their breasts with either saline or silicone filled implants. Implants come in many different options. Consult with your board certified surgeon about your options and expectations to find the best implant choice for you.

 

Can I do Both?

 

A breast augmentation and a breast lift can work very well in tandem with each other. Excess skin is removed in the lift, repositioning your breast tissue and nipple for a more youthful shape, while an implant then adds volume and size. The results of the two procedures can be dramatic on the right patient. Ask your doctor what your options are for a combined procedure.
In Lubbock, the leading plastic surgeon with extensive breast plastic surgery experience is Dr. Jane Rowley. She carefully and thoroughly talks with her patients to know their expectations and cosmetic goals as she makes an individual surgical plan for each person.  Schedule your no-obligation consultation today. Learn more at rowleyplasticsurgery.com

Recovery After Brachioplasty

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You have plastic surgery choices that can contour and reshape areas all over your body. Breast augmentation and tummy tuck procedures are some of the most popular picks. Requests for arm lifts, called a brachioplasty, increasing in frequency each year.  When we age or lose a significant amount of weight, our upper arms can sag and develop what are commonly called “bat wings.” If you have excess skin and fatty tissue on your upper arms that do not change with exercise, you could be a good candidate for an arm lift.

 

Recovery After Your Arm Lift Surgery in Lubbock

 

Patients in Lubbock should plan to have someone drive them home from surgery and stay with them for at least the first 24 hours. You need to have someone with you as you start your recovery and work through the last effects of anesthetics. You will have a drain from your incision for excess blood and fluids caused by surgery. Your surgeon will ask that you try to keep your arms elevated and as straight as possible. You will be fitted for compression garments for your arms as well. It is important to rest and follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully for a more successful recovery.

 

Getting Back into Your Life

 

Your recovery period will range from one to several weeks depending on how extensive your procedures is. Each patient will have his or her individual experience with recovery. Some people experience discomfort, bruising, swelling. Plan to take at least a week off work or other obligations to allow time to heal. Expect to be back to normal activities in 3-4 weeks. You can start an exercise routine in six weeks after your surgery.

 

The result of your arm lift is visible immediately, and after surgery the scarring will fade significantly over time. On the right patient, an arm lift can make a dramatic difference in appearance and give your arms a new youthful look.
One of the most important factors for the success of your plastic surgery is to choose an expert, board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Jane Rowley has over twenty years experience helping her patients gain greater confidence in their physical appearance. Whether you are interested in a tummy tuck or an arm lift, Dr. Rowley will discuss options and procedures thoroughly with you. Find out more about her experience and caring staff at rowleyplasticsurgery.com