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Ways to Help Your Recovery After a Tummy Tuck

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Ways to Help Your Recovery After a Tummy Tuck

Have you recently had a tummy tuck? Or are you thinking about getting one? With this particular procedure, you should be able to see drastic results right away. However, if you want to keep that new shape for as long as possible, you should take the proper steps to help your body recover. In Lubbock, plastic surgery expert and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jane Rowley wants her patients to take care of their bodies so they can have a fast recovery and enjoy their new look.

Eat Right!

You should be even more aware post-surgery of what you are putting into your body. This advice doesn’t mean you should go on a strict diet as soon as your surgery is complete. It just means you should eat foods that make you feel good and that will give your body the energy and nutrients that it needs. Make water your choice of drink and focus on eating more fruits and vegetables. You’ll be able to maintain that trim stomach a lot longer by eating right.

Move Around Slowly at First

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) patients seeking treatment come from all over the globe, including residents living right here in Lubbock. Plastic surgery guidelines recommend that after a tummy tuck you take a few days to rest and have someone help you get up and walk around. After a few days, it’s important to move around as much as possible to stop blood clots from forming. Light exercise like walking will help your recovery, but avoid any heavy weightlifting or running for at least three months. If you exercise too strenuously too soon after surgery, you can actually release the muscle tightening sutures, which can cause a bulge in the stomach area.

Be Aware of Possible Pain

After a tummy tuck, you will have pain around your torso that will last a few weeks. Experiencing pain can mean that your abdominal area may continue to shrink even more after surgery. Most patients have some pain and swelling for a few weeks that goes completely away after a few months. It’s important to consult with your surgeon about how to manage your pain and speed along your recovery process.

Following the above steps can help your recovery be more manageable and get you the results you want faster. Before undergoing any plastic surgery, schedule a no-obligation consultation at Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock. Plastic surgery to help your confidence soar is just a phone call away.

Adolescents Who Are Involved in Bullying Have a Greater Interest in Cosmetic Surgery

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Adolescents Who Are Involved in Bullying Have a Greater Interest in Cosmetic Surgery

Not everyone has the same reason for choosing to undergo plastic surgery. Lubbock’s highly rated doctor, Dr. Jane Rowley, wants her patients to decide on the procedure that will improve their self-confidence, but also make sense for their lifestyle. She wants her patients to choose plastic surgery for themselves, and not to please other people.

What the Research Says

A recent study published in the May 2017 issue of “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” found a link between preteens and teens who were involved in bullying and a greater desire for plastic surgery. A group of 750 kids, from 11 to 16 years old, were asked by researchers if they would want plastic surgery to appear different or to alter their physical appearance in some way.

Victimized by Bullying

Those who were victims of bullying were more likely to say they had thought about plastic surgery or considered it as an option than those who were not bullied. Some of these victims felt that if they changed their physical appearance in some way, then the bullying might stop. Those who were bullied were also shown to have reduced psychological functioning.

The Bullies

Within the group that was studied, the bullies themselves also said they had thought about plastic surgery. According to the research, this may be because, “. . . for bullies, “cosmetic surgery may simply be another tactic to increase social status…to look good and achieve dominance.”

What This Means for YOU

Other studies performed in the past have reported that about half of adults who want plastic surgery have been bullied in the past. This current article sheds light on the fact that sometimes that desire to change is present at a much younger age, and especially around the time a kid is bullied. If you’re considering plastic surgery, it’s important to do it for the right reasons. Because YOU want the procedure. Not because someone made you feel bad in the past about some aspect of your physical appearance.

You can put your trust in the experts at Rowley Plastic Surgery. Lubbock patients consistently choose Dr. Rowley as their board certified plastic surgeon. Before making any final decisions, Dr. Rowley will have a thorough consultation with you to determine the reasons why you are wanting plastic surgery, explain the procedure and expected results. Lubbock’s Dr. Rowley dedicates her time and attention to making sure you are comfortable with your body and have realistic expectations about your life post-plastic surgery. Give her office a call today.

Breast Explant Options

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More Women are Choosing to Change Their Breast Implants: Breast Explant Options

Many women choose to get breast implants because they want a fuller, curvier figure. In fact, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that more than 290,000 women got breast implants in 2016. But a lot of these same patients are finding that down the road they want to go back to a more natural size and breast shape. An explant and new implants are where you either change the size, shape, and material of your implants or take them out entirely.

Reasons for an Explant

  • Back Pain

    Some women experience back problems after having their breast implants in for several years. As your body ages, you are naturally going to have more aches and pains, and sometimes breast implants can aggravate that pain. Reducing the size of your implants is an option for you.

  • A More Natural Look

    Other women find that they want a more natural look as they age, instead of the busty look they craved when they were younger. Breasts do change as you age, even if you have breast implants. Your implants may not look the same as they did when you first had them put in.

  • Fear of Ruptures

    Breast implants don’t rupture as much as they used to because the designs have improved over the years. However, some patients still worry that their silicone implants will rupture or leak, and they won’t detect that leak early enough. Instead of spending so much energy stressing about it, some women chose to have an explant so they can reduce their fears and replace silicone-filled implants with saline ones. The FDA released an Update on the Safety of Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants in June 2011 where they stated that 1 in 5 women who chose to have breast implants for cosmetic reasons got them taken out within 10 years.

Whether you’re thinking about having breast implants or mulling over getting an explant, pick a plastic surgeon you can trust. Dr. Jane Rowley in Lubbock has years of experience in plastic surgery and can help you make the best decision for your body and lifestyle. Dr. Rowley’s patients rave about her because she dedicates her time and attention to making each patient feel comfortable with their ultimate decision. Schedule a no-obligation consultation today.