Recent Blog Posts from Rowley Plastic Surgery

Nurses are Smart Patients


When you are a smart patient, you’re involved with all aspects of your surgery. Whether planning to have breast implants or a facelift, you make better choices with your healthcare and experience better results from those choices, when you are an informed patient.

You can choose the doctor you see, but you can’t always choose the nurses that help you, yet nurses have a profound effect on your experience. Nurses in Lubbock partner with your doctor to give you excellent care and comfort. They also can give some useful tips on how you can be a smart patient.

  • Ask Lots of Questions

Asking specific questions helps you understand your plastic surgery plan, know the risks involved with the procedure, and be aware of any details that are relevant to you personally.

  • Choose the Right Surgeon

Nurses in Lubbock will tell you that not all doctors are alike. Plastic surgery is not the time to go bargain shopping for your procedure. Get the opinion of nurses and healthcare workers, look at doctor reviews, schedule a consultation visit before you decide on the physician that’s right for you. It’s also important to look for the doctor who is a board-certified plastic surgeon.

  • Know What to Expect During Recovery

Coming out of surgery without knowing what to expect can be a scary experience. Your body will need time to heal, time for swelling to go done, and time before plastic surgery results are fully seen. Your doctor will have recommended post-surgery recovery plan. Being prepared for the recovery period before your surgery will help you heal better.

At Rowley Plastic Surgery, we know the importance of caring nurses in providing calming comfort and expert care to patients. Because nurses are smart and so well informed, they make great plastic surgery patients. We celebrate the wonderful service of nurses and healthcare professionals and offer special programs to reduce their surgery costs. If you are a nurse with questions about breast implants, tummy tucks, or face procedures, call to schedule your consultation appointment today.

Mommy Makeovers: Breast and Belly Enhancement

breast augmentation

A popular plastic surgery procedure in Lubbock is sometimes called a Mommy Makeover. The name can be deceiving as a Mommy Makeover is not just one procedure but an individualized combination of plastic surgery options. The goal of the surgery is to change the effects of childbirth on a woman’s body. After pregnancy and nursing, stomach muscles weaken and abdominal skin sags or loosens. Breasts are deflated and droopy. Often a woman’s body can have stubborn pockets of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Childbirth is an exciting and emotionally fulfilling life event, and now with proven surgical techniques, a post-childbirth body can regain the firm, youthful look it once had.

A few procedures that work well together to improve the appearance of both belly and breasts are:

  • Breast Augmentation— helps breasts that have lost volume and enhances fullness with breast implants.
  • Breast Lift— works well with breast augmentation, reduction, or on its own, reshaping sagging breasts and enhancing contour.
  • Breast Reduction— benefits women who feel they have too much breast tissue. A reduction will give better symmetry and shape, and relieve discomfort caused by larger breasts.
  • Liposuction— targets stubborn pockets of fat to enhance your body’s contour.
  • Tummy Tuck— takes care of stretched and hanging skin. Be sure you discuss with your doctor concerns about past scars and stretch marks.

It’s important to communicate clearly with your doctor your cosmetic expectations and to consult on which procedures are best for your body type. If you are thinking about a Mommy Makeover, make sure you are in good health, are at a stable weight, and have realistic expectations of your surgical results. We can’t completely stop the effects of aging or life changes on our bodies, but with a Mommy Makeover, Lubbock women can turn back the clock a few years.

At Rowley Plastic Surgery, you have access to a caring, board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Jane Rowley feels that the best results from plastic surgery start with a careful consultation with the patient. Patients seeking greater confidence in their physical appearance know they are in good hands with the experience of Dr. Rowley and her staff.

Call today to learn more about your Mommy Makeover possibilities.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy Tuck

Deciding whether or not to have a tummy tuck requires careful consideration and honest discussion with your doctor. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a very successful procedure to help people who want to tighten loose skin and weakened muscles in their abdominal area. It is not considered a weight loss surgery, but can be an excellent way to refine your shape and regain a more youthful appearance and body contour.

If you are wondering if a tummy tuck is right for you, try laying down on your back and seeing what your stomach bulge does. If your stomach flattens, then it’s a good guess that your bulk is on the outside of your stomach muscles. A tummy tuck can strengthen muscles and tighten loose skin giving you that flatter, healthier stomach appearance. If your stomach still looks rounded when you are laying flat, your stomach bulk is possibly inside your abdomen and surgery may not be the right option for you. It’s important to consult with a board certified surgeon who takes the time to explain the procedure thoroughly and knows how accurately to assess if you will benefit from a tummy tuck. Your surgeon should also carefully listen to your aesthetic goals to understand your expectations of any cosmetic surgery.

Ask yourself these questions to help determine if a tummy tuck is a good option for you:

  • Are you in generally good health, physically and mentally?
  • Do you have realistic expectations for your surgical results?
  • If you are a woman, are you finished having children?
  • Have you lost weight but plan on your weight being stable after the procedure?
  • Does the skin around your midsection look droopy?
  • Do you feel you have weakened stomach muscles?

If you are an adult in good health with that belly pooch or sag that just won’t respond to diet and exercise, you can take that next step and schedule a consultation with your board certified plastic surgeon to discuss options for a new contoured you.

Rowley Plastic Surgery offers Lubbock patients expert, caring options in plastic surgery. You are in good hands with doctors and staff who have over two decades of abdominoplasty experience.  Schedule your consultation today.