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Transform Your Body and Your Summer Confidence with a Mommy Makeover

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Transform Your Body and Your Summer Confidence with a Mommy Makeover

Remember how exciting those Oprah makeover shows used to be? Women would start out looking tired and careworn, and then, voila! With a haircut and highlight, some new clothes, and professionally applied makeup; they looked like an entirely different person! Watching appearances transform is always fun, but what was even better was seeing the confidence that person gained from a new look. If you’re feeling careworn and burnt out, and a new haircut and coat of makeup won’t fix those feelings, then a mommy makeover might be just what you need to get back that confidence you used to have. A mommy makeover is a combining of plastic surgery procedures catered to help you get the physical appearance you want. Since every person’s body is unique, you should discuss all the different procedures you are considering with your board-certified plastic surgeon. Here are some things to ask about:


Breast Procedures

Though you might automatically assume that you’ll want breast implants, a lot of times a breast lift will give you the look you desire. Talk to your surgeon about the differences between breast implants and a breast lift. You may even want a breast reduction to get back to pre-pregnancy size. It’s a good idea make sure you are finished nursing all of your children before you have any type of breast surgery.


Tummy Procedures

The most common type of surgery for getting rid of that “baby bulge” is a tummy tuck, where excess skin is excised and then pulled tighter. Your surgeon will also tighten abdominal muscles that are stretched with pregnancy.


Love handle/Lower Body Procedures

Maybe your extra fat is located around your love handle/hips/buttocks area. Often women will get liposuction in tandem with a breast lift and tummy tuck to eliminate those fat pockets around the lower body area. Talk to your plastic surgeon about what kind of liposuction might be right for you.

Before your mommy makeover, you should understand what to expect when having multiple procedures at the same time. At Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock, we know how important of having confidence in your physical appearance. Dr. Jane Rowley will thoroughly discuss your surgical options and make a personal plan for cosmetic goals. Schedule a no-obligation consultation.

Americans Are Spending Billions of Dollars on Plastic Surgery Procedures, Including Liposuction

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Americans Are Spending Billions of Dollars on Plastic Surgery Procedures, Including Liposuction

Since 1997, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, or ASAPS, has compiled statistics on plastic surgery and emerging trends throughout the U.S. The data just released for 2016 shows that Americans put $15 billion dollars towards both surgical and nonsurgical plastic surgery procedures. This is an 11% increase from the year 2015. What’s one of the most popular procedures? Liposuction. Here’s how many men and women underwent the top 5 surgical plastic surgery procedures:

Surgical:

  • Liposuction                                  414,335
  • Breast Augmentation                 310,444
  • Tummy Tuck                                181,540
  • Eyelid Surgery                             173,883
  • Breast Lift                                     161,412

The Reasons for the Trend

Daniel C. Mills, MD, President of ASAPS, says that there are several reasons why plastic surgery is becoming more popular, “A healthy economy with the lowest unemployment rate since 2008, a desire on the part of baby-boomers and their offspring to remain competitive in a youth-centric workforce, younger generations recognizing the value in preventative anti-aging care, and of course, procedural and technological innovations that provide patients with more personalized options in both the surgical and nonsurgical categories. In other words, there’s something for everyone.”

Pick a Plastic Surgeon You Trust

With such a variety of plastic surgery options to pick from, make sure you pick a board-certified plastic surgeon you trust to help you with your desired procedure. At Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock, Dr. Jane Rowley understands how to listen to her patient’s’ goals. She will explore and focus on the best procedure to help you achieve your goals. She wants her patients to remember that liposuction should not be viewed as a weight loss tool. “It is for localized areas of fat and it can give exceptional and dramatic results if used on the right patient in the right areas.” Schedule your no-obligation consultation today to help determine which cosmetic procedure is right for you.

https://www.surgery.org/media/news-releases/americans-spend-more-than-15-billion-on-aesthetic-procedures-for-the-first-time-ever

What Will Happen At My Consultation For A Breast Reduction?

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What Will Happen At My Consultation For A Breast Reduction?

So you’ve decided that it’s time for a breast reduction. You may be wondering, “Do I just tell my doctor that I want my breasts to be smaller, and that’s it?” Well, there’s a lot more that goes into planning for this procedure than just that.

Pick a Plastic Surgeon

Before you go in for a consultation for a breast reduction, make sure you choose a plastic surgeon who you are comfortable talking to. It’s important that your plastic surgeon has experience with breast reduction surgery and is board-certified. You want to have the best experience possible and get the results you want, so pick a surgeon that meets these requirements.

Prepare Your Medical History

Your plastic surgeon will want to know about any past and present medical conditions you have, so have a list ready to go with the following information:

  • Drug allergies
  • Medications that you’re taking or have taken recently
  • Medical treatments you’ve had
  • Any past surgeries, including breast biopsies
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • Current mammogram results

The list may seem extensive, but the more thorough you are at your initial consultation, the more your plastic surgeon will be able to evaluate your health and how receptive your body will be to a breast reduction.

You Will Receive an Examination

Your plastic surgeon wants you to be happy with your breast reduction results, so a comprehensive examination of your breasts is key. Your surgeon will take measurements and photos of your breasts so they can determine:

  • Your breast size and shape
  • What kind of breast size and shape you’re aiming for
  • How much breast tissue you have
  • What your skin is like
  • The placement of your nipples and areolas

You should expect your initial plastic surgery consultation to be in-depth so that all aspects of your breast reduction can be discussed. Many patients find that they also want a breast lift or liposuction to go along with their breast reduction. At Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock, Dr. Jane Rowley offers new patients a no-obligation consultation where you can discuss all plastic surgery procedures you’re considering. Give her office a call today to get started.