Recent Blog Posts from Rowley Plastic Surgery

Questions to Ask Before Your Breast Augmentation

One of the most important parts of your journey through plastic surgery is the consultation with your doctor. This is the time for you to have your concerns addressed and your questions answered. Lubbock women might know a thing or two about the procedure; but when it comes to the important questions, only trust your doctor.

How Safe are Breast Implants?

Very. The FDA has concluded through many studies that implants used for breast augmentation are safe. It has even been said that they have been studied more than any other medical device ever.

Should I Choose Silicone or Saline?

The type of implant a woman picks is a personal choice. There are pros and cons that come with each, but there is no right or wrong answer. If a more natural look and feel are important to you, silicone might be your best bet. Saline implants, however, offer more peace of mind when it comes to potential leakage.

What Does the Surgery Involve?

Every experienced surgeon has his or her own specific methods and procedures, and yours will no doubt walk you through them. The relatively routine surgery usually lasts only about an hour or two. Plan to have someone drive you home afterward and stay with you the first night.

What Happens Afterwards?

When your breast augmentation is complete, you will be able to notice immediate results. It is normal to experience some pain after the anesthesia wears off, but the worst of it should only last a day or two. Exercise should be limited during the first couple of weeks, but you will most likely be able to return to normal life very quickly.

There is plenty of information out there about breast implants, but it is important to get your facts from a plastic surgeon you trust. Dr. Rowley is committed to earning her Lubbock patients’ trust through communication, expertise, and skill. Call our office today to schedule a personal no-obligation consultation.

How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

You count calories and eat right all the time. You never miss a date with the gym. You’ve even tried the latest fad diet to help you lose the extra flab around your midriff, but nothing is working. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Many people in Lubbock have turned to plastic surgery to finally conquer that stubborn fat and loose skin on their abdomen.

First Things First

Depending on where the majority of the fat is on your abdomen, your doctor will help you decide whether a traditional or mini tummy tuck will be most effective. The mini procedure is for people whose excess skin and fat fall mostly below the belly button, whereas the traditional one tightens and flattens the entire abdominal area.

How it Works

While you’re under anesthesia dreaming of showing off your new slimmer frame, the surgeon will make a horizontal incision from one hip to the other. Your abdominal muscles and tissue will be tightened and excess skin will be removed to give your body improved shape and contour. Unless you are undergoing a partial tuck, the belly button will need to be adjusted to look natural on your new, flat stomach. Patients typically get to go home the same day.

Immediate Results

You will be able to see the improved difference from your tummy tuck as soon as your surgery is finished. The full results and recovery will take time, though, so be patient with your body as it heals. Plan to take about six weeks off when it comes to any kind of strenuous activity. When it’s all said and done, your stomach will be smoother and firmer, and you will feel more comfortable in your own skin.

Whether you’ve had multiple pregnancies, drastic weight loss, or just a plain stubborn stomach pooch, plastic surgery can help you get the figure you want. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Jane Rowley is the leading plastic surgeon in Lubbock. Schedule your no-obligation consultation today to see how you can get your figure and your confidence back.

Can a Mommy Makeover Turn Back the Clock?

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Do you remember the you before you had kids? Back before you ever referred to your stomach as your “belly?” Even before your bra came with extra clips and hooks to accommodate someone else’s feeding schedule? It may be a bit foggy (let’s not even get started on all those sleepless nights), but try to remember how you felt about your body before any of the changes that come with having a baby.

The bad news is, you can’t do anything about the lost sleep. But here’s the good news: you can feel and look like yourself again! Becoming a mother forever changes a woman. But that doesn’t mean she can’t get back to the shape she once had!

For many women in Lubbock who have struggled to get back to their youthful look, the mommy makeover has been a great way to achieve the results they want. It’s a fairly new term used to describe a combination of procedures that address appearance issues common to women who’ve had children. Most often, it includes:

  • Tummy tuck
  • Breast lift, augmentation, or reduction
  • Liposuction

Sometimes you need more than diet and exercise to reverse the effects of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. The tummy tuck gets rid of loose skin that won’t disappear even after you reach your pre-pregnancy weight. With breast procedures, women can have a young-looking bust again. Liposuction will target those troublesome fat pocket areas that have developed over time. Maybe the makeover won’t turn back the clock entirely, but it sure can help bring back the look and confidence you once had.

The mommy makeover might sound quick and easy, but when you combine surgeries, it means you’ll need to plan for a longer recovery. It is recommended that you wait until you are finished having children before you have a combination of procedures done for longer lasting results. Dr. Jane Rowley is the Lubbock-trusted plastic surgeon who will help you decide what options would benefit you most. Call today to schedule your consultation and get back to feeling like your best self again!