What can a Mommy Makeover do for Your Breasts?

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If you are past your childbearing years and find yourself avoiding mirrors or feeling completely dissatisfied with your body, a “Mommy Makeover” may be right for you. A “Mommy Makeover” is a term used to describe the surgical work to correct the common physical changes that can occur during and following a pregnancy. Most often this includes procedures for your breasts and abdomen to lift, tighten and tuck where needed.


Specifically, when it comes to your breasts, a Mommy Makeover here in Lubbock can help you with these:


  1. Breast Lift

After nursing for months to years, breasts can lose their volume and can be deflated looking. A Mommy Makeover with a breast lift can remove excess skin, shift the location of your nipple, and reduce the size of your areola. The breasts can be “lifted” to better shape and position.


  1. Breast Implants

If you have a significant reduction in breast volume, an implant may be your option to increase your breast size. Implants can be paired with a breast lift.


  1. Breast Reduction

Some women find that as a result of pregnancy hormones and nursing that their breasts have increased in size, often resulting in discomfort. Your Mommy Makeover may include a breast reduction to return to a more comfortable size and shape. A reduction can also be done in tandem with a breast lift.


If you are ready to come into our office in Lubbock to plan your Mommy Makeover, here are a few things to remember:


  • You will achieve the best and longest-lasting results if you are past your childbearing years.
  • If your Mommy Makeover also includes working on your abdomen, the surgeries on your breasts and abdomen can be completed in one or two appointments. Consult with your doctor on the approach that is best for you.
  • Smokers should avoid nicotine for at least six weeks before and post surgery for the best healing.


Schedule your no-obligation consultation to learn more about the amazing possibilities you can have with your mommy makeover at Rowley Plastic Surgery.

What to Expect with a Tummy Tuck



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 Other Plastic Surgery Techniques Compliment a Tummy Tuck

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With patients in Lubbock, plastic surgery plans are as individual as the patients are. A tummy tuck is known as a skin procedure to help reduce sagging skin around the abdomen.  It is also a significant procedure that involves the entire core of the body. A tummy tuck not only tightens loose skin but also tightens and contours the abdominal wall and muscles. For the right patient, the results are exceptional. It is also common for patients to consider having other procedures performed in tandem with a tummy tuck for even greater cosmetic effect. Especially patients who have experienced drastic weight loss, a combination of procedures have a dramatic effect to help improve their changed bodies. Some procedure combinations may include:


  • Breast Augmentation, Reduction, or Breast Lift— Popularly called a Mommy Makeover, a tummy tuck is combined with one or two breast procedures, breast reduction, augmentation, or lift.


  • Liposuction— Removing excess fat at the same time as your tummy tuck procedure will give added contour to your shape in those places with stubborn fat pockets.


  • Extended Tummy Tuck or Lower Body Lifts— When a person loses a significant amount of weight, he or she can have sagging skin around the thighs, hips, and buttocks that can be helped with a lower body lift. An extended tummy tuck will also affect your entire waistline.


Whether on its own or combined  with other procedures, a tummy tuck with its contouring and tightening effect gives your body a slimmer look that can help you feel more confident in your body and more comfortable in your clothing. Choosing the best surgeon is paramount to having the best possible results from your surgery. In Lubbock, plastic surgery procedures are at their best at Rowley Plastic Surgery. Dr. Jane Rowley is your board certified surgeon who carefully consults with each patient to understand his or her individual cosmetic goals and needs. You can expect confidence, competence, and communication at Rowley Plastic Surgery. Call today and schedule your consultation.

Breast Reduction: Sometimes Bigger isn’t Better


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Losing weight can make a small difference in your breast size, but Lubbock women who feel their breasts interfere with their lives benefit from breast reduction plastic surgery. No amount of diet or exercise will reduce the size of large breasts. Even though Hollywood would like women to believe that larger breasts are better, many women who naturally have a bigger chest size can tell you differently. Large breasts can make some aspects of life challenging.


  • Limit your ability to exercise or participate sports activities
  • Breathing problems while you sleep
  • Cause skin rashes under breasts
  • Tension headache
  • Shoulder pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Low self-esteem
  • Difficulty finding clothing that fits property


When you are ready to make a life-altering change in your life, consider the benefit of plastic surgery. Lubbock surgeon, Dr. Jane Rowley has seen the countless lives positively changed from a breast reduction procedure.


Breast Reduction Surgery

Incisions around the nipple and then down vertically to underneath the breast allows Dr. Rowley to reposition your nipple, reduce the size of the areola, and remove excess breast tissue. In most cases, milk ducts, nerves, and blood vessels are left intact so a women would still be able to breastfeed after the surgery.


Reductions Aren’t Just for Women

Some men who have larger fat deposits in their breasts can reduce their chest size with diet and exercise. But,  men who have excess glandular tissue because of genetics or some medications will also benefit from breast plastic surgery to give a more masculine breast contour.


Breast reduction patients are some of the happiest people who choose to have plastic surgery. Lubbock women and men with larger breasts feel greater self-confidence, less physical discomfort, and an overall sense of relief. Dr. Rowley carefully talks with her patients to know their individual expectations for their surgery. She is committed to giving the best care with breast reduction procedures. Call for your personal consultation today.

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

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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?

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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.