Fall is a Great Time for a Mommy Makeover

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Fall seems to have a routine with school starting, vacations over, and yard work winding down. Routine can also seem dull when the clouds move in. Now would be a good time to consider having a mommy makeover. A mommy makeover is a casual way to refer to a combination of plastic surgery procedures aimed to change the effects that age and childbirth have on a woman’s body. With all of the summer activities calming down and cooler weather moves in, a woman can consider taking some time to do something for herself.


Procedure Combinations

The more procedures added to your mommy makeover plan will add more dramatic changes to your body. Also, consider that with each added procedure you will want to add extra recovery time. Several plastic surgery options are available to fit your personal cosmetic goals.

  • Breast lift
  • Breast Reduction or Augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck

Consult with your board certified Lubbock plastic surgeon to make the best surgical plan for your individual expectation.


Expected Recovery Time

How you handle pain and how your body heals is an individual experience. The average recovery time for a mommy makeover is three to four weeks. You will need to have help with family responsibilities and household jobs while you recover from your surgery. The longer you can give your body to recover, the better your healing will go.


The New You

When you are finished having children and want to give some attention to your personal appearance, a mommy makeover can help with saggy breasts, hanging abdominal skin, stretch marks, and stubborn fat handles on your hips that exercise and diet seem to do nothing for. A mommy makeover in the fall will have you ready for the holidays, feeling and looking your best.
With any plastic surgery procedure, it is so important to consult with your doctor and discuss your expectations, learn as much as you can about what will happen during and after the surgery, and have a post-surgery plan figured out. Dr. Jane Rowley is the leading plastic surgeon in Lubbock, TX who carefully listens to her patients and creates individual plans based on each patient’s unique goals. Come in today to meet her caring staff and schedule your consultation appointment. rowleyplasticsurgery.com

Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

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A tummy tuck, officially called abdominoplasty, tightens the muscles and trims stretched or loose skin and excess fat from the abdomen giving the midsection of the body a flatter and more toned appearance. This procedure is occasionally paired with liposuction of the abdomen or other areas and is often associated with a “mommy makeover” to restore a pre-pregnancy body shape. Beyond pregnancy situations, many patients requesting tummy tucks or liposuction are correcting and trimming loose skin after experiencing extreme weight loss in a short period of time.


Although the primary reason people undergo a tummy tuck in Lubbock is to improve appearance, there are several additional benefits to the procedure.


Reduction of Stress Urinary Incontinence

For those getting a post-pregnancy “mommy makeover,” a tummy tuck can correct more than the stretched skin left after delivering a baby. After a vaginal delivery women can develop a bladder control issue known as Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) where they experience uncontrollable urinary leakage when coughing, sneezing, exercising, or simply laughing, and a tummy tuck can aid in the recovery of SUI by creating a slight soft tissue bladder obstruction near the pelvic area.


Hernia Relief

Procedures like liposuction will help with fat reduction, but a tummy tuck can help correct weakened abdominal muscles and pressure on the skin caused by a hernia. A doctor may choose to combine the tummy tuck procedure with that of the hernia correction which is not only a safe approach; it can save time and money in surgeries and recoveries.


Better Posture

By tightening the weak abdominal muscles that are associated with lordosis, or swayback, the muscles will be better able to support the spine. This will improve posture and can relieve certain types of back pain.
Overall, getting a tummy tuck from Dr. Rowley here in Lubbock will not only help you look great, but it will help you feel great from all of the added benefits of the surgery. Call today for a no-obligation consultation. Find more information at rowleyplasticsurgery.com

Who is a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?

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When you think about plastic surgery, the typical cosmetic procedures that come to mind are probably breast reduction or implant procedures, facelifts, and tummy tucks. Our Lubbock office supports all types of work to help you reach your goals when it comes to your body. One of those surgeries is an arm lift. For those with excess or stretched skin along the back of the arm, you may be a good candidate for removing what has lovingly been referred to by some people as “grandma arms”.


A good candidate includes the following:

  • You have either lost a significant amount of weight that has left you with excess arm skin
  • You have relaxed arm skin due to aging
  • You do not smoke or are willing to commit to a smoke-free lifestyle before and after the procedure
  • You are committed to a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a well-balanced diet
  • Your general health is good, and you have no medical conditions that would increase risks
  • Your weight is relatively stable and in a healthy range


If you meet all of the criteria above, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. It is important to remember that any plastic surgery, from the tummy tuck to the breast reduction, is not a substitute for a healthy diet or routine exercise, but instead a supplement to achieve the desired body shape when already maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


Often the process of tightening the arm skin is paired with liposuction to remove the deposits of fat in the same area. Consult with your doctor in our Lubbock office to decide if one or both of these procedures is needed  for you to achieve your desired results.
Dr. Jane Rowley is a board certified plastic surgeon who will carefully listen to the feelings and expectations of her patients. Her goal is that each patient goes into any procedure with the information needed for the best result possible. Visit the clinic and meet her caring staff. You can schedule a no-obligation consultation and discuss your options in discovering greater confidence in your physical appearance.

What are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

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I passed my friend in the store one day, and we stopped to chat. She still had her sunglasses on while we were inside the store. I didn’t want to pry, but then she told me she was wearing her glass because she had just had surgery on her eyelids and didn’t want people to see the bruises. She took off her glasses and showed me her eyes. I couldn’t even tell she had the bruises. She said her eye doctor had been telling her for years that she should have her eyelids lifted, and she finally did. Now, she could see again.


Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids. You can elect to have the surgery for either functional or cosmetic reasons. The surgery is done on an outpatient basis often using local anesthetics with sedation.


Like my friend in the grocery store, in Lubbock plastic surgery on your eyelids may be right for you. Here are a few of the benefits of this eyelid surgery:


  • Improved vision

Apart from cosmetic results, improved eyesight may be reason alone to pursue an eyelid lift. Significant drooping of the upper eyelid can impair vision. A slight lift of the brow and upper lid can remove the extra skin which causes the droop. Not only can this improve your line of sight, but some patients find that this correction relieves a strain in the brow muscles from constantly trying to raise the upper lid.


  • Bags and lines

By lifting the upper and lower lids, early signs of aging are corrected. Fine lines and bags around the eyes give a fatigued look even when you are well rested. To enhance the results of this lift, you can also include a skin rejuvenation treatment like a chemical skin peel or medical facial to provide additional smoothing of the lines or to reduce the visibility of dark circles.

When coming to see Dr. Rowley in Lubbock, plastic surgery on the eyelid for either functional or cosmetic reasons will result in an overall refreshed appearance. Blepharoplasty can give your entire face a younger, healthier look. This procedure enhances the shape and appearance of your eyes which can have a noticeable impact on your image as a whole. Schedule your no-obligation consultation today. For more information visit rowleyplasticsurgery.com

Consider the Benefits of Getting a Facelift

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Your identity as an individual begins with your face, and if aging takes a toll on your face and gives you a worn out or tired look, it can also take a toll on your confidence levels. While there are many benefits of a facelift plastic surgery, Lubbock surgeon Dr. Rowley knows that beyond restoring a more natural and youthful look, this surgery allows your personality and confidence to radiate from your face as you enjoy the years to come.


Some of the benefits of a facelift include:


Repairing loose skin

Aging causes the elasticity in the skin to relax leading to that saggy-skin appearance we see over time. A facelift can carefully trim and tighten the skin on the face to restore the youthful and natural look you desire. This process should not overly tighten the skin, causing a “pulled” look to the face, but simply lift.


Tightening facial muscles

The superficial musculo-aponeurotic system (SMAS), or in other words the underlying structures of your face, will also loosen and sag due to weakness from aging. While trimming and lifting skin during this plastic surgery, Lubbock surgeon Dr. Rowley will first tighten and correct this underlying structure to support a more pleasing configuration. This restructuring will also help reduce the strain on your skin over time and results of the procedure will last longer.


Improving facial contours

A facelift will restore youth to your neck, cheeks, and eyes and give you a more attractive jawline. This surgery can be paired with other procedures as well like liposuction in the neck or jowl area to turn back the clock on this incredibly important part of your identity–your face.


For facelift plastic surgery, Lubbock residents know to call Dr. Rowley as an expert medical professional and trusted guide to review the benefits of a facelift. Give her a call today to schedule your no-obligation consultation! Information at rowleyplasticsurgery.com

Top Reasons to Getting a Facelift

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As we get older, time and gravity aren’t always kind to our skin of our faces and give us a tired, old appearance. Both men and women will start to notice less definition around their neck and chin areas. Your face can become more droopy and tired looking. Sometimes deep wrinkles will appear around our noses or mouths. Dr. Jane Rowley is an expert in the area of facelifts with the goal to help people in Lubbock have a more youthful look but maintain a natural appearance.


  • Improves the Appearance of Muscle Tone and Skin Elasticity

Over time, your skin and muscles lose their elasticity and tone. This sagging appearance can make you look and feel old and tired. Tightening the skin and the superficial muscle layer under the skin helps to restore a younger-looking appearance.


  • Improves Facial Wrinkles and Deep Creases Around Mouth and Nose

You have some non-surgical options intended to smooth out wrinkles on your face. But, some wrinkles are too deep and can only adequately be helped with a facelift. This procedure is the gold star treatment for deep creases and wrinkles that form because of muscle tone loss and saggy skin.


  • Improves Definition in Neck and Chin

The sagging in your face continues to your chin and neck. A facelift can also target your neck and chin giving your face a more sculpted look. Tightening the skin on your neck and taking away the excess fat in the area of your jowls provides you with a more defined neck and chin.

The overall appearance of your face, chin, and neck is lifted with better skin and muscle tone to give you a younger-looking appearance. When considering a facelift for the right reasons, you can have an improved self-image leading to greater confidence. You can expect the results of a facelift to last 5-10 years.
Dr. Rowley will extensively talk with her patients before any procedure whether you are looking to have a facelift, breast implants, or other treatment.. Her goal is to help you look younger naturally with any procedure you choose. Experience that difference you find with Dr. Rowley today. Visit her Lubbock clinic and schedule your no obligation consultation. Learn more at rowleyplasticsurgery.com

Increased Popularity of Arm Lifts in Lubbock

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Society seems to be increasing its obsession with staying young and looking as good as possible. In Lubbock, you can also see a growing emphasis on being healthy which includes weight loss. The extreme at the other end of the spectrum is the growing rate of obesity in America. When weight gain gets out of control and beyond the help of diet and exercise, some people are turning to more drastic measures to lose significant amounts of weight. When weight has been high then is quickly lost, the body will have stretched skin that hangs and sags. Not just weight loss can cause your upper arms to sag. Excess skin can become loose as a result of age and heredity. Brachioplasty, or an arm lift, can have a dramatic effect on the right patient to tone and reshape the upper arms.


Are You a Good Candidate?

If you are bothered by excess, saggy skin that causes you to be self-conscious of showing your arms, you can consider an arm lift procedure. Patients should be in overall good health and be able to tolerate anesthesia before considering surgery. Since smoking inhibits your healing, you should make sure you have stopped smoking before you schedule your surgery.

What to Expect in Recovery

Arm lifts will take less time in the operating room than a more extensive surgery like breast augmentation. The procedure takes about one hour on an outpatient basis. Patients usually have compression bandages on for about two weeks and can expect to resume regular activities in about seven days.


The Results

People are worried about the extent of scarring from an arm lift. Finding a highly skilled, board certified plastic surgeon will always give you better results. The placement of the incision, the skill of your doctor, and the neatness of the closure will have an effect on the amount of scarring.  Even with subtle changes in your arms, your body can have an overall look of being more slender and younger.
Breast augmentation is still one of the most popular plastic surgery choices. But, arm lift procedures are becoming more common. Dr. Jane Rowley is the board certified surgeon who will carefully listen to your surgical goals and make a plastic surgery plan to fit your individual circumstance. Learn more about the procedures we offer at rowleyplasticsurgery.com. Schedule your consultation today.

Otoplasty Rising Among Teens

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While Lubbock parents don’t often encourage their teenagers to get plastic surgery, one type of surgery—an otoplasty—can make a significant difference in the life of a teen.


In this digital age, teens may post several pictures of themselves on social media every day. Their goal is often to rack up as many “likes” as possible for the image. But when you find out that your child is not winning the popularity contest but instead getting bullied online over something as little the appearance of ears, this plastic surgery procedure can have a life-long impact on self-esteem and confidence. Your child should be worried about what the latest style fad in Lubbock is and not about how their ears look. It can even carry over into later life. President Barack Obama has mentioned he is very sensitive about his protruding ears.


The otoplasty surgery is used to correct:

  • Asymmetry in one or both ears
  • Abnormally large ears
  • Protruding ears


How Is Otoplasty Performed?

The ear surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. The doctor will make incisions in the front folds of the ear or on the back of the ear to hide potential scarring. The incisions allow the doctor to pin the ears back or reshape them into a more standard appearance. After these simple steps, the doctor stitches up the incisions and you are done.


What Is the Recovery Like?

After the surgery, the ears are covered with bandages and wrapped with gauze to protect the incisions while they heal. The area of the procedure will swell as a response to the incision and corrections. Cold compresses and prescribed medication can help reduce this swelling and assist in pain management during the first few days of recovery. The teen should not sleep lying on the ears until they fully heal. Usually, the bandages and stitches can be removed about a week after the surgery, and the results are seen immediately. After the bandages are removed, the swelling will continue to diminish until the area is completely healed. The results are meant to be permanent.
If you or your child is dissatisfied with his or her ears, consider otoplasty here at Rowley in Lubbock. This choice will do more than just increase their “likes” on social media; it will give them a new confidence as they begin to define themselves on more than their ears. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Rowley today. rowleyplasticsurgery.com