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Look and Feel Better with a Tummy Tuck

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A tummy tuck isn’t a weight loss surgery but a procedure to remove excess skin and improve your quality of life. It is a great support to your weight loss and health efforts. When you carry around an extra load of saggy skin, you can feel saggy yourself and progressively unhappy about the contour of your body. Age, past pregnancies, and weight loss affect your body in permanent ways. And, saggy, excess skin will not go away not matter how much you diet or exercise.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty, referred to as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure for removing up to 10 pounds of skin from a patient’s abdominal area. The weakened and separated abdominal muscles can be tightened and repaired during surgery as well. Tummy tucks are also often paired with liposuction for a dramatic contouring effect.

More Than Smaller Jeans?

Patients who have lost significant amounts of weight can feel happy about the weight loss but discouraged about the saggy stomach skin that is left behind. Getting rid of that extra skin gives your body the flatter look you had hoped to have with your weight loss. A tummy tuck will strengthen your body’s core and improve your posture. Extreme weight loss or c-section surgeries can lead to a lapse in muscle control that can lead to hernias. A tummy tuck can also repair ventral hernias and improve bladder control.
Excess skin can be an emotional and physical annoyance leading to both lowered self-confidence and skin infections. In this new year, give yourself the gift of confidence and progression as you move forward in your health, wellness, and appearance efforts. Dr. Jane Rowley is the leading plastic surgeon in Lubbock who carefully discusses option and procedures that best match the cosmetic goals of her patients. Come into our Lubbock office where you know you are in good hands for a personal consultation. rowleyplasticsurgery.com

What Procedure complements a Tummy Tuck?

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For women in the Lubbock area who are ready to rediscover the body they had before they started having children, there are several different plastic surgery procedures to address stubborn pockets of fat, saggy belly skin, and out-of-shape breasts. A tummy tuck procedure is often paired with procedures for breast enhancements and liposuction. A combination of procedures is commonly referred to as a mommy makeover. But plastic surgery options done in tandem can give any patient dramatic changes in appearance.

What Can a Tummy Tuck Do?

A tummy tuck is meant to remove sagging abdominal skin and tighten lax muscles under that skin. When paired with liposuction or a breast augmentation, Lubbock women can achieve the contoured look they desire with this mommy makeover combo. Instead of providing significant weight-loss results, these procedures are designed to shape the body into a slimmer silhouette.  

Popular mommy makeover pairings with a tummy tuck:

  • Breast Augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty)

Women seeking a breast augmentation can adjust the size and shape of their breasts. The breasts will be fuller and more symmetric.

  • Breast Lift (mastopexy)

A breast lift can assist Lubbock patients by removing excess breast skin and adjusting breasts into a more youthful position. The nipple is also moved to a more upward position. A breast lift won’t change the size of your breast.

  • Simultaneous Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift (augmentation mastopexy)

Combining these two procedures leads to shapely, larger, more youthful looking breasts. On the right patient they can give dramatic results to your figure.

  • Liposuction

Pairing a tummy tuck with liposuction is a very common approach to remove the pooch at the top of the pants that doesn’t seem to budge with diet and exercise.  
Women in Lubbock can work with their board-certified surgeon to tailor the combination of procedures that meet their unique needs. For the best outcomes available, contact the leading surgeon in Lubbock,  Dr. Jane Rowley. Call today to schedule a no-obligation consultation. rowleyplasticsurgery.com

How Plastic Surgery can Thin the Arms

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Hold your arm up and give an enthusiastic wave to your neighbor. Does that thought make you want to cringe? Saggy skin on your upper arms can be part of your genetics or a result of significant weight loss. When you have arms with what are commonly called “bat wings”, just waving to your neighbor can make you want to run and hide under a few more layers of clothing. Dr. Jane Rowley, the leading board-certified surgeon here in Lubbock has the skills, expertise, and bedside manner to which you can look to tone and sculpt your arms. After she thins and tightens and tucks, you may find yourself waving to both friends and strangers just to show off your arms.

Here are two paths that may help you reach these goals:

Liposuction

This approach does not remove any excess skin on the arm; it removes fat to trim and shape the arm. Because removing fat often leaves an excess of skin, pairing liposuction with brachioplasty may be necessary for more dramatic results. For those with very elastic skin, who only need a minimal reduction in size, liposuction alone may be sufficient. Consult with Dr. Rowley on the best pairing of procedures for you.

Brachioplasty

Brachio means arm, and plasty means to mold or to form. An arm lift removes both fat and extra skin around the arm upper.  Although it seems simple just to remove fat, brachioplasty includes a careful sculpting of the arm to ensure the taper in size from shoulder to wrist looks natural. Dr. Rowley truly has an artist’s touch to contour the arms.
Having sagging upper arms can make you feel self-conscious and make it hard to shop for clothes that fit you well. Whether you choose an arm lift or liposuction, you can call  Rowley Plastic Surgery to schedule your personal, no-obligation consultation here in Lubbock. And before you know it, you’ll be waving “good bye” to the sag and jiggle of today and “hello” to the toned, lean, and sculpted arms of tomorrow. rowleyplasticsurgery.com