Plastic Surgery Isn’t Just For Women

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Although most of Dr. Jane Rowley’s Lubbock patients are women, it’s becoming an ever-increasing trend to see men in the offices of plastic surgeons across the country. Plastic surgery can help men achieve their body goals just as it can help women. Here are the top five most popular plastic surgery options for men.

 

  1.  Nose Surgery: Women no longer have the monopoly on utilizing plastic surgery to help them look great, and this includes the “nose job.” Surgery on the nose, or Rhinoplasty, can repair an injury or correct an unwanted shape or size.
  2. Liposuction: The removal of fat from men’s abdomens, “love handles,” and chests are very common plastic surgery requests in the Lubbock office. Liposuction leaves these areas visibly flatter, smoother, and thinner, and can also create the v-contoured shape from the shoulders to the waist. Liposuction can successfully trim the waistline, reducing the needed size of pants and shirts within six weeks of surgery.
  3. Eyelid Surgery: Although blepharoplasty isn’t always the first surgery that comes to mind when you think of plastic surgery, surgery of the eyes is growing in popularity every year. Correcting droopy or wrinkly eyes can provide you with a young and fresh look.
  4. Male Breast Reduction: This surgery, called reduction mammaplasty, can provide men with much-needed relief from gynecomastia, or the appearance of male breasts. This can help liberate you during physical activity and can also have a significant impact on your self-confidence
  5. Botox: Many non-surgical procedures, like botox, are also growing in popularity among men. This less invasive procedure can help smooth wrinkles and fill an aging face.

 

If you’re ready to look as young and confident as you feel, consider plastic surgery in our Lubbock office! Whether you are ready to slim and trim with liposuction or correct your nose from that sports injury from years ago, call Dr. Jane Rowley’s office today and schedule your no-obligation consultation.

What to Expect From Your Breast Reduction

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As you consider breast reduction surgery, you may spend a lot of time researching and thinking about the surgery. Being an educated patient is important, so keep up that surgery prep! It’s just as important to prepare for life after the surgery. What will life be like a year after your breast reduction?

 

  • Sensation: Lubbock patients experience varying degrees of sensation in their nipples and breasts. Some women lose their sensation due to surgery and then recover it within a year or longer; however, some women don’t get sensation back, and others never lose it.
  • Scars: Incisions are part of surgery, and scars are part of incisions. Talk to the experts in our Lubbock office to discuss great options for minimizing scars.
  • Change in Figure: Even though your breasts are the only part of your body undergoing surgery, you may see your entire figure differently. The way your clothes fit will change, so you may find that your waist size also looks differently in certain articles of clothing.
  • Back Pain: One of the greatest motivators for a breast reduction is the back pain caused by the weight of large breasts. You should feel significant relief from your back pain, although it might not go away entirely. For those who still experience pain, a chiropractor, yoga, or stretching may help.
  • Shape: Immediately following your recovery you may see your breasts as overly round and almost fake looking, but over time your breasts will settle to a more comfortable, natural look.
  • Bras: After leaving the Lubbock office you may want a surgical bra for use during recovery. Most women feel they can return to regular bras after a month post-surgery, but with tender breasts, it would be best to transition to wire-free sports bras first. Your breast size is likely to continue to change over the year following your breast reduction, so if you’re a frugal shopper, you may want to purchase modestly priced bras for the first year and then invest in some high-quality bras after your breasts have settled into a set size and shape.

 

Above all, plan on enjoying your new body! It may take some getting used to, but breast reduction patients are some of the happiest clients at Rowley Plastic Surgery. Call Dr. Jane Rowley today for a zero obligation consultation for your breast reduction.

Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

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Surgery is not a perfect science. So, you can’t expect to know the exact outcome of any surgery or how your body will respond during recovery. You want the best possible experience, so make sure you ask all your questions before you commit to a doctor or procedure. Here are some ideas of questions that you should add to your list to ask your doctor to help you get the answers you need.

 

  • Are you board certified?

The result of your Lubbock plastic surgery can differ depending on the doctor you choose. Even though a general surgeon can be highly recommended to remove a gall bladder doesn’t mean that surgeon is the best choice for a breast augmentation. A board certified cosmetic surgeon has received additional training specifically to meet the needs and requirements for cosmetic surgery. You can even be bold and ask where the surgeon went to school and what other training he or she received.

 

  • How much experience do you have with my procedure?

Even trained plastic surgeons have procedures where they are more experienced over other procedures. Consider what surgery you are wanting and if your doctor has the experience to give you the best results. Techniques and experience can make a difference in your satisfaction with your results.

 

  • What type of anesthetics and who administers it?

Some plastic surgery can be done with a local anesthetic. But, the more invasive procedures require a general anesthetic. You need to be aware of the risks and requirements in regard to the anesthetics your procedure needs. Always verify that the person administering your anesthetics is licensed and trained.

 

  • What is the expected recovery experience and time?

Careful consultation with your doctor should be able to give you an idea of expected post-surgery pain and needed recovery time. Most patients experience some bruising and swelling in the area where they have surgery. Some procedures require compression clothing or drains. These details should be explained before you go in for your surgery.

 

You might have questions about scars, results, benefits of the procedure, what lifestyle changes you might have post surgery. Your questions reflect your personal concerns and understanding. Dr. Jane Rowley wants her patients to go into their Lubbock plastic surgery experience with clear understanding and ideas about all aspects of their plastic surgery. When you schedule your no-obligation consultation visit, Dr. Rowley invites you to ask any question you have so she can make sure your concerns and questions are thoroughly answered. When you are looking for the best plastic surgeon in Lubbock, you know you are in good hands at Rowley Plastic Surgery.

Healthy Lifestyles and Your Plastic Surgery Results

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Deciding to have plastic surgery is a big choice that is life changing. As the surgery itself can change your life, you may need to make additional changes to your lifestyle post-surgery to maintain your results. Here are five lifestyle changes that you may want to start before surgery and continue after your procedure.

 

1. Keep Moving

Exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. We don’t need an expensive gym membership to get up and move a bit each day. The internet is full of suggestions for ways you can get started to stay active. It’s important to follow your doctor’s recommendations about what level of exercise your body can handle immediately following plastic surgery.

2. Drink Enough Water

Many Americans drink less than the recommended amount of daily water. Water can help you recover post-plastic surgery. Lubbock patients have even experienced a reduction in headaches or kidney problems when upping their water intake to sufficient levels.

3. Eat Right

Eating right will help you feel good and look good as you maintain your shape post-plastic surgery. Think of replacing one not-so-healthy food choice with a better choice instead of simply restricting yourself from the things you love. Lubbock Dr. Jane Rowley can counsel together with you on some eating choices that you can slowly incorporate into your new life.

4. Stop Smoking or Using Nicotine

Believe it or not, smoking can impede your healing. Most surgeons will ask you to stop smoking several weeks before your surgery and then remain off nicotine for several weeks after surgery. Smoking significantly interferes with your body’s ability to oxygenate your blood supply. This oxygen is vital to the healing process. You’ll heal more quickly and maintain your new body better if you remain off nicotine post-plastic surgery. Dr. Jane Rowley asks all of her patients to refrain from nicotine use before and following plastic surgery procedures.

5. Love Who You Are and How You Look

Having plastic surgery doesn’t mean you don’t love yourself, it just means you’re ready for a change. And changes can take time to get used to. Work with your surgeon to set accurate expectations of what your new body will look like.

 

If you’re ready for a new you and a new, healthy lifestyle, give Dr. Jane Rowley’s office a call today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.

Choosing the Right Breast Procedure for You

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Every woman is born with a unique breast shape and size. Your breasts are as individual as your personality. Over time with the help of childbirth, weight changes, and gravity, your breasts continue to change. Some women who used to be happy about their breasts’ appearance find they don’t like those changes. Other women may have always wished to have been given a different breast shape or size. With the help of modern medicine and the artistic ability of Dr. Jane Rowley, women in Lubbock can explore their options to enhance or change the appearance of their breasts. Here are a few options to consider.

 

Breast Augmentation— Breast Implants add lost volume. Dr. Jane Rowley is the leading plastic surgeon in Lubbock who can give you a wide selection of choices for your breast implants. You have options with saline, silicone, or the Ideal Implant® each with choices in size and shape. This surgery also has implant placement options. Consulting carefully with your surgeon will help you understand what options are best for your body type and expected results.

Breast Lift— Over time, a woman’s breasts can sag. Nipples will lose their perky position and reflect gravity’s pull as they point downward instead of outward. A breast lift will remove stretched and excess breast skin and tissue while repositioning the nipple. If you are happy with your breast volume, a breast lift can restore a more youthful look to your shape.

Breast Procedure Combination— When your breasts are sagging and have lost volume, you can choose a combination procedure that adds volume to your bust with breast implants and restores your breasts’ younger look and position with a lift.

 

Breast plastic surgery doesn’t just mean making your bra size bigger. You can create a personal plan with your board certified plastic surgeon to enhance your physical appearance. With breast implants, a breast lift, or a combination procedure, Dr. Jane Rowley gives you the options and experience you are looking for. Schedule your no-obligation consultation today.

Plastic Surgery FAQ

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Plastic surgery offers many options to enhance your physical appearance, restore what time and the elements can take away, and to increase your confidence in how you look. Some procedures like otoplasty are less invasive than other options such as breast augmentation which requires a little more consideration and recovery time. The decision whether or not to have a surgical procedure requires good information and knowledge. The more a patient knows about a procedure and understands the expected outcome and recovery, the better the experience can be for that patient. The first key to having a good experience with plastic surgery if meeting with a board certified plastic surgeon and asking the questions that are critical to your improving your experience.

 

  • Is Plastic Surgery Safe? All surgery has risks. Always discuss with your doctor your medical history and specific risk factors of the procedure you are planning. For patients in good overall health and who follow their doctor’s instructions, plastic surgery doesn’t have any unique risks over other surgeries.
  • What Makes a “Good” Plastic Surgery Candidate? Your plastic surgery candidacy will depend on specific things associated with the procedure you are interested in. If you want a breast augmentation, you will need to discuss your body size, breast tissue, and breast skin with your doctor. With any plastic surgery, a patient should be in good health, not smoke, and carefully consult with his or her doctor.
  • Will My Insurance Cover the Costs? Most plastic surgery is considered elective surgery. Insurance doesn’t pay for procedures that do not have a medical need. Some plastic surgery like a breast reduction can have medical benefits that allow them to be covered. Check with your insurance policy to know what your payment options are.
  • What Factors Impact the Success of My Surgery? Each patient is an individual case for plastic surgery. So many factors play into the outcome of your procedure. Ask your doctor questions and don’t hesitate to thoroughly cover all aspects of your surgery. A key factor to a successful plastic surgery experience is starting with an experienced, board certified surgeon. The leading plastic surgeon in Lubbock is Dr. Jane Rowley.

 

With over 20 years experience, Dr. Rowley has the experience to restore your confidence in your appearance. She will spend the time needed for you to understand your plastic surgery options. Schedule your no-obligation consultation today to find all the answers to your plastic surgery questions.

Top Risks of Cosmetic Surgery

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While we like to spend a lot of time focusing on the benefits of plastic surgery, it’s important to remember that there are always risk associated with any kind of surgery, even cosmetic surgery. Dr. Jane Rowley wants you to experience all of the benefits that you hope to get out of your procedure in her Lubbock office, but it is most important to her that you not take any unnecessary risks in the process or undergo a procedure without being well-informed. Your health and well-being are important, so she will always ensure each surgery is handled with the utmost care. Here are the top most common risks associated with plastic surgery.

 

  • Scarring: The natural result of undergoing a knife for surgical procedures is that scarring will occur. For surgeries like a Tummy Tuck, Dr. Rowley will minimize the visibility of scarring through placement and smaller incisions.
  • Blood Loss: This is also a natural occurrence during surgery; however, excessive blood loss can lead to a drop in blood pressure. Both excessive bleeding during the procedure and internal bleeding during recovery can have serious consequences.
  • Infection: Careful post-surgical steps are prescribed to reduce the risk of infection, but it can still occur for some patients and can be severe enough to require IV antibiotics.
  • Hematoma: Unlike blood loss, this is where the blood remains under the skin but pools together, resembling a large bruise. If severe, an additional operation may be needed to drain the blood.
  • Organ Damage: Liposuction and Tummy Tucks venture near and around internal organs, and contact with organs during surgical procedures can be damaging to those organs. Additional surgery may be needed to repair damaged organs.
  • Anesthesia Complications: Anesthesia is used to help you become unconscious and unaware of the surgery and pain during the procedure. This medical process is used for many medical procedures, but always has inherent risks including waking up confused or disoriented, waking up with a shivering effect, or sometimes even waking up mid-surgery. More serious complications include lung infections, stroke, or heart attack.
  • Dissatisfaction: Most people are very satisfied with their appearance post-surgery; however, it is always a risk that you will not like the final results.
  • Nerve Damage: Some plastic surgery procedures can leave a numbness and tingling or an entire loss of sensation. Some women experience a loss of nipple sensation following a breast augmentation surgery.

 
Ultimately, some risks if unmitigated or extremely severe can be fatal. That is why it is so important that you select a qualified and experienced doctor when looking into surgery. Dr. Jane Rowley in Lubbock and other board certified surgeons across the country take the necessary precautions to make plastic surgery as safe as possible–and they are most certainly considered approved and safe procedures. It is important, however, that you understand that plastic surgery is a serious medical operation and a tummy tuck is clearly riskier for your body than merely getting a manicure. It’s important to be informed, to talk to your doctor, and to choose a qualified expert like Dr. Jane Rowley. If you have any questions or concerns, give Dr. Rowley’s Lubbock office a call today!