Recent Blog Posts from Rowley Plastic Surgery

BARGAIN SHOPPING FOR A BREAST AUGMENTATION

Everyone likes to get a deal. We bargain shop for shoes and look for the best prices for our produce. But when it comes to plastic surgery, Lubbock patients looking into breast augmentation get the best deal when their plastic surgery results reflect the talent and training of a board certified surgeon. You don’t want the health risks of a surgery gone bad just to save a little money. Here are a few of those risks you need to consider:

Poor Implant Placement— A talented surgeon can show you where your implants will be placed and how that placement affects your appearance. An inexperienced surgeon might place your implants either too low, too high, too close together or too far apart. An incorrect placement can make your breasts look unnatural or asymmetrical. It’s not just your breast that you want to look good, you also want your cleavage to look natural as well. Implant placement is critical for your results.

Incorrect Implant Size Choice— Finding the perfect implant size for an individual requires clear communication between patient and surgeon. Your body build and appearance expectations all play a role in the implant size you choose. A good doctor will help you see what sizes fit your body type best, so you don’t come out of surgery with a chest that shouts “Bad Boob Job” because implants are clearly too big for your body.

Implant Wrinkling or Rippling— Breast augmentation is both science and art. How your surgeon places your implants, what type of implants you choose, how your implants are filled can all have an effect on whether or not your implants wrinkle or ripple under your skin. An expert plastic surgeon will look at your breast tissue carefully to determine the best plan for implant placement.

You want the outcome of your surgery to be your dream come true. You’ve heard the adage that you get what you pay for. Surgery is not the time to bargain shop. For trusted results, Lubbock patients have been visiting Dr. Jane Rowley for over 20 years. She understands the little and big details of breast augmentation and carefully consults with her patients before any surgery happens. You can have confidence in your surgeon when you choose Rowley Plastic Surgery. Call today to schedule a no-obligation consultation and learn more about your breast augmentation options.

HOW CAN YOU GET THE TUMMY YOU WANT? LIPOSUCTION OR TUMMY TUCK

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Many of us struggle with the flabby abdomen that resists our efforts to firm up with diet and exercise. We cut out our favorite foods and try every stomach crunch exercise out there, and still we wrestle with a flabby belly. Your belly problems can be the result of genetics, age, or previous pregnancies that make it almost impossible for you to achieve the look you are working so hard to get. Lubbock board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rowley, says liposuction or a tummy tuck can take care of saggy and flabby stomachs. But which surgery is right for you? Each surgery targets different problems and can be combined for dramatic results.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck plastic surgery is a skin removal procedure that does not emphasize fat removal. It is not a weight loss surgery. After extreme weight loss or pregnancy, skin can get stretched to the point of no return. Excess skin can hang and sag even if you do not have large amounts of fat. A tummy tuck will remove this extra skin and give your abdomen a flatter, smoother look. Abdominal muscles are also tightened at the same time.

Liposuction

This is where the fat removal happens. Small incisions target areas where your board certified plastic surgeon will use a surgical instrument to suction out fat. This procedure isn’t limited to just your belly area. Your doctor can sculpt and shape your body to give your appearance more definition around your belly, hips, back and other areas of your body. While this is also not seen as a weight loss surgery, it is an effective method for giving your body contour and shape where fat bulges in the way.

Talk to your surgeon about the possibility of having these two procedures in tandem. Dramatic results happen when patients remove stubborn fat at the same time as tightening loose skin. Dr. Rowley is the leading plastic surgeon in Lubbock, TX with the professional expertise and artistic hand to give you the confidence you want in your physical appearance. Learn more about the two procedures with a no-obligation consultation. You can trust you are in good hands at Rowley Plastic Surgery.

Why Do I Have to Quit Smoking for Plastic Surgery?

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Don’t worry. You’re human like the rest of us. It’s completely natural to picture the end result of plastic surgery more than the process. But without a healthy healing process, the end result may not be what you hoped for. That’s why quitting smoking, at least temporarily, is essential. The addictive ingredient in cigarettes–nicotine–can have detrimental effects on the body and can slow the healing process or even be life threatening post-surgery. Here’s what you need to know when considering a smoking-cessation plan for plastic surgery.

Nicotine Constricts the Blood Vessels

Certain surgery procedures can be even more affected by nicotine than others. For example, when getting a tummy tuck, surgeons must cut a portion of the blood supply from some tissue to move it from its original location to another for improving function, appearance, or sometimes both. Nicotine shrinks blood vessels, however, which limits the flow of blood to the area. This is counterproductive as it can cause destruction and death of the tissue as well as necrosis in some cases.

More Effects of Nicotine

The effects of nicotine don’t stop with blood flow restrictions. In addition to putting nicotine users at risk of oxygen shortage in the body, patients could also experience blood clots, and are at a much higher risk of developing an infection as well.

Smoking Cessation Timeline

Dr. Jane Rowley recommends her Lubbock plastic surgery patients stop all nicotine products (not just cigarettes) for six weeks before surgery and two to three weeks after to ensure they are getting the proper blood flow and oxygen needed to heal properly.

It may not be easy, but it’s worth it. If a nicotine-using patient is committed to stopping use for the required amount of time before and after surgery, then she will more likely see desirable results. Dr. Jane Rowley’s recommendations come from extensive medical training and board certification, as well as over two decades of medical practice, making her, the most experienced plastic surgeon in Lubbock. Call today for your no-obligation consultation to discuss your desired result and learn about the expert care you can expect from Rowley Plastic Surgery.