What to Expect with a Tummy Tuck

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With swimming suit season right at its peak, you may be feeling the discouragement of a body that doesn’t quite look the way you want it to. If sit-ups just aren’t cutting it, and diet just can’t rid you of that excess flab or skin in your mid-section, abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, may be the right fit for you. A tummy tuck is much more traumatic on your body than liposuction, but also yields more impactful results.

Tummy tucks are a major surgery and should be considered carefully with lots of education and counsel from Dr. Jane Rowley to ensure it is right for you.

 

What to Expect Before the Surgery

 

  • A preliminary evaluation with Dr. Jane Rowley in her Lubbock office prepares you for what to expect, as well as ensure your health and body are right for the procedure.
  • Your weight should be stable. A diet healthy and sustainable is essential for a healthy recovery and lasting results.
  • Nicotine can interfere with the healing process. Expect to refrain from smoking, nicotine patches, and nicotine gum for several weeks before and after the surgery.

 

What to Expect on the Day of the Surgery

 

  • Surgery is done with general anesthetics. You will need a driver to take you home.
  • Depending on how extensive your surgery is, it can take anywhere from one to five hours.

 

What to Expect After the Surgery

 

  • You should not spend your first night alone, make sure you have someone to help you throughout the night.
  • Your incision will be stitched and bandaged. It is important that you follow Dr. Rowley’s specific care instructions to ensure a healthy recovery.
  • Moving will be tough during your recovery. Plan on wearing loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Make sure your phone is in reach if you need it. A hand-held shower head and bathroom chair are ideal.
  • Plan for several weeks of recovery, and take off plenty of time from work for an uninterrupted recovery time. Too much activity following the surgery before you are completely healed can complicate your recovery. Give you body the time it needs to rest and heal.

 

Meet with Dr. Jane Rowley in her Lubbock office and get the details that are right for your body and your goals so that you can have a happy and healthy experience with your plastic surgery. Schedule your consultation today.

Improving Breast Augmentation Results with a Lift

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Having children along with your body’s natural aging process will change your breasts. You will see and feel changes in breast tissue, shape, and appearance. Women sometimes think that implants alone will make the desired changes in their breasts. A breast augmentation with implants will help with the loss of volume, but adding a breast lift to the procedure can enhance the contour and shape as well as adding volume to your breasts. A lift focuses on repositioning the existing breast tissue and nipple for a more contoured look. Doctors in Lubbock used to feel that combining the two procedures would increase a patient’s risk for complications. But now it is accepted that performing breast procedures in tandem is safe without increasing risk.

 

When to Consider a Breast Augmentation with a Lift

 

Your breast may have more changes than just loss of volume. Consider adding a breast lift with your implants if your breasts:

 

  • Droop and have lost firmness.
  • Have areolas that are larger than desired.
  • Have nipples that point downward.

 

Consulting with your doctor will help you determine if the degree of sagginess in your breasts makes you a good candidate for a breast lift. A breast lift will take care of extra, sagging skin that will accent the volume increase from implants.

 

Having a breast augmentation in tandem with a breast lift is a cost effective way to get the most out of your plastic surgery experience. Both procedures are straightforward and work well together. The right implant with the right combination of procedures can restore your breasts to a youthful, perky appearance. The goal of Dr. Jane Rowley is to listen carefully to your personal cosmetic goals and then recommend which procedures will best fit those goals and your body type. If you are in good health, are finished having children, and your weight is stable, find out if a combination of breast augmentation with a lift is what you are looking for to restore confidence in your physical appearance. Schedule your consultation today.

Can Smaller Breast Implants Make You Look and Feel More Natural?

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After deciding that breast implants are for you, your next decision is settling on the right size. Unlike people looking into liposuction procedures who often have the belief that smaller is better, those seeking breast implants may or may not think that bigger is better. With the introduction of breast implants this was a common view; however, smaller implants are becoming more and more popular. So, why is bigger not always better?

 

A More Natural Look and Feel

Larger implants tend to draw more attention and are often identifiable as implants. A smaller implant would mean filling out your clothes comfortably and adding definition to shape without calling excessive attention to your chest.

 

Your Medium is My Large

Bigger or smaller aren’t always the same in comparison with others because each body type merits an individual approach in determining what looks good and what doesn’t. Dr. Rowley will carefully give you the attention you need at your evaluation appointment to discuss size and all of the facets associated with that conversation,  including shape. Finding a tailored fit for your body is incredibly important because something that looks good and natural on one person can look excessive and unnatural on another.

 

Too Much of a Good Thing

Getting breast implants does more than impact your appearance, it also impacts your lifestyle and ability to move. When weight is removed through liposuction, people often find that movement and exercise are much easier. Breast implants, however, add weight to your body and change your balance. Aerobic activities can be a bit tricky with larger breasts, and active individuals may find that while their new, larger breasts look great in a dress, they don’t feel great on the treadmill.

 

There Is No “big” or “small,” There Is Only “Just Right”

Ultimately, you need to get the breasts implants that you want. Most people who have a healthy self-image and realistic expectations of this procedure find that they are incredibly happy with their results. Women who get larger implants at the recommendation of a friend often find themselves eventually unhappy and returning for additional procedures to reduce the size of the implants. So do what makes you happy and love your body, because you’re beautiful!

Dr. Jane Rowley is your board certified Lubbock surgeon that will discuss your personal aesthetic goals with you. Schedule your consultation today.

Is there an Ideal Breast Size?

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Women in Lubbock see the world through individual preferences and tastes. What one person thinks is perfect doesn’t accurately reflect the likes and dislikes of the next person. When you are discussing the ideal breast size, even though people have their opinions, consider a study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®  that found most people prefer breasts with 45% of their fullness above the nipple line and 55% below the line. Participants also said they like a more natural, teardrop shape.

 

What Affects Your Breast Size and Shape?

 

  • Genetics is the biggest factor in determining your breast size and shape. Genes from both your parents influence your breasts’ hormone levels, tissue density, shape, and skin tone.

 

  • The aging process happens whether we like it or not. You can’t fight the ticking of the clock or the effect of gravity over time. The Cooper ligaments in your breasts are bands of tissue that hold your breast structure and tissue in place. These aren’t true ligaments that are connected to bone so over time they can become stretched like overworked rubber bands. This stretching will eventually cause breasts to have a saggy or droopy appearance.

 

  • Weight can affect your breasts. A portion of your breast tissue is fat. You can understand why your breasts will expand when your waistline does. If your breast composition has large amounts of fat, your breasts sag when you lose significant amounts of weight.

 

Some life choices have a greater influence on our breasts’ appearance than others. Pregnancy and breastfeeding have a much more significant effect on our bust than exercise does. And a healthier lifestyle supports your skin elasticity,  muscle tone, and weight consistency.

 

How Can You Make Changes if Your Breasts aren’t Your Ideal Size?

You may not feel like you have much control over the natural size or shape of your breasts. Ultimately the perfect breast size is the one you feel the most comfortable and confident with.

 

In Lubbock, women who want to have greater control over their appearance visit Dr. Jane Rowley. She has over 20 years experience with breast plastic surgery options . Patients can consult with her about the benefits of a breast reduction, lift, or implants. Your breast size is a personal choice. For the most caring and experienced plastic surgery in Lubbock, patients come to Rowley Plastic Surgery. Visit (www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com) to learn more about your aesthetic options.  

Do I Need a Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation?

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You decided you want to make changes to your appearance, but you’re not sure which breast procedure is right for you. In Lubbock, plastic surgery procedures are carefully explained and planned by Dr. Rowley, so you have the best experience and result from the options you choose.  Whether you want a breast lift, augmentation, or combination of breast procedures, the choice you make depends on a variety of personal needs and cosmetic goals.

 

Breast Lift

A breast lift will reposition your nipples to a more upward placement. Skin is tightened to reshape the contour of your breast. This procedure gives you a more youthful look and shape but doesn’t increase breast volume. A breast lift refreshes the appearance of your breasts but doesn’t change their size or reposition the nipples.

 

Breast Augmentation

Implants are intended to increase the size of your breasts. You can choose from a variety of implant sizes, shapes, and materials to get the particular desired look that fits your expectations.  Having implants adds volume to sagging breasts but also adds more weight to stretched skin that is already not supporting breast tissue well.

If you only have mild sagging, implants will give a lift to your breasts. But, if you have more severely sagging breasts, you can discuss the option of implants with a breast lift with your doctor.

 

Combination of Breast Procedures

Some women will choose a combination of breast procedures. If your breasts have lost volume and show significant sagging, a combination of breast lift with implants can better help you improve your appearance. You can enjoy the benefits of a lift with repositioned nipples and excised extra skin while you also add volume to your breast size.

 

Ask yourself these questions and discuss your goals with your doctor to better decide which procedure or combination is right for you.

  • Do my nipples point down or out?
  • Am I happy with the size of my breasts?
  • Do I like the fullness of the upper part of my breast?
  • How bad is the sagging of my breast?

 

An individual consultation is important along with clear communication with your doctor. Dr. Jane Rowley feels the more you know about your procedure and the better she understand your goals, the better your experience will be; that’s why Dr. Rowley is the trusted surgeon in Lubbock for plastic surgery.

Schedule your no-obligation consultation today and see what plastic surgery options are best for you.  

Breast Reduction Takes a Load Off Your Back

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When considering breast surgery, most people think about breast augmentation. However, some women can benefit from breast reduction surgery. Experts estimate that close to a million women nationwide experience physical problems due to larger breasts. Lubbock surgeon, Dr. Jane Rowley, knows that a woman experiencing the adverse effects of larger breasts will benefit both physically and emotionally from a breast reduction.

Here are a few things to think about when deciding if a breast reduction is right for you.

 

How is your Posture?

As women age, their shoulders tend to roll forward. Shoulders of women with larger breasts can roll even further forward, causing problems with posture that can contribute to back, neck, or shoulder pain. Some may even feel numbness in the body caused by nerve damage from poor posture. If large breasts are affecting your posture, consult a doctor about the benefits of a breast reduction. With this plastic surgery, Lubbock women can stand a little straighter with a lighter chest.

 

How Is your Activity?

We all know the benefits of exercise and living an active lifestyle. Larger breasts make some exercise difficult, or even painful to carry out. If you feel your breasts get in the way, or make normal activities difficult, consider the liberating effects of breast reduction plastic surgery. Lubbock women can move around with more freedom when a heavy chest is lightened.

 

How is your Self Image?

Having larger breasts can have adverse effects on your self-esteem and contribute to having a bad body image. If you feel self-conscious about your looks because of larger breasts, talk to your doctor about the advantages of having a breast reduction. Women who go through the procedure can have a better body image and rebuild their self confidence.

 

The benefits of a breast reduction include less back pain, greater mobility, and increased self confidence. Along with these, Lubbock women also have the added benefit of having Dr. Jane Rowley available. One of the top plastic surgeons in Lubbock, Dr. Rowley has considerable experience in carrying out successful breast reductions. Plastic surgery is a personal decision and can be a life changing experience. Call Rowley Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.

Breast Lift Risk and Safety Information

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As a Lubbock plastic surgery candidate, you have other options available when a breast augmentation with implants doesn’t feel right for you. A breast lift is an alternative to restoring your body to a more youthful look. A breast lift can effectively lift and reshape sagging breasts without the concerns and risks associated with breast implants. The procedure removes excess skin and moves the nipple to a more outward position. It can also remove stretch marks from past pregnancies.

 

As with all surgical procedures, you need to think about possible risks and have clear communication with your doctor about what is involved. You should always discuss any concerns you have about surgical risks before you consent to having surgery.

 

Here are a few of the concerns with breast lift procedures you will want to consider:

 

Common Complications:

  • Unattractive scarring
  • Healing problems with the incision
  • Infection

 

Less Common Complications:

  • Problems with anesthetics
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Changes in the nipple and areola

 

You can expect some bruising and soreness after surgery, but you should report excessive pain to your doctor.  Although you may not be able to control your reaction to anesthetics, you can control some things to help your recovery and avoid potential complications. Breast asymmetry is usually minor but may require additional surgery.

 

In order to do this effectively, find a board certified doctor. This is your first important decision to avoid some of the risks involved with plastic surgery. Dr. Jane Rowley, Lubbock’s best plastic surgeon, has over 20 years of experience in plastic and cosmetic surgery. Her certifications and experience give you confidence in your plastic surgery choices.

 

One thing you can do to improve the outcome of your surgery is to stop smoking before your procedure. Smoking decreases blood flow to your skin, and quitting as far in advance of your procedure as possible will help in the healing process. You should also follow all post-surgery recommendations given by your doctor. Rest the full length of time she recommends, as your body will heal faster when you don’t push to get back into your regular routine too soon.

 

A breast lift is generally a safe procedure, but it is important to thoroughly discuss the procedure with your doctor before the surgery takes place. Lubbock patients trust the experience of Dr. Jane Rowley for all plastic surgery needs. Whether you are considering making physical changes with a tummy tuck, facial procedure, or breast options, Rowley Plastic Surgery has the experience to help you achieve your aesthetic dreams.

 

Call today and schedule your consultation for the best option in plastic surgery Lubbock offers.