Transform Your Body and Your Summer Confidence with a Mommy Makeover

Transform Your Body and Your Summer Confidence with a Mommy Makeover

Remember how exciting those Oprah makeover shows used to be? Women would start out looking tired and careworn, and then, voila! With a haircut and highlight, some new clothes, and professionally applied makeup; they looked like an entirely different person! Watching appearances transform is always fun, but what was even better was seeing the confidence that person gained from a new look. If you’re feeling careworn and burnt out, and a new haircut and coat of makeup won’t fix those feelings, then a mommy makeover might be just what you need to get back that confidence you used to have. A mommy makeover is a combining of plastic surgery procedures catered to help you get the physical appearance you want. Since every person’s body is unique, you should discuss all the different procedures you are considering with your board-certified plastic surgeon. Here are some things to ask about:

Breast Procedures

Though you might automatically assume that you’ll want breast implants, a lot of times a breast lift will give you the look you desire. Talk to your surgeon about the differences between breast implants and a breast lift. You may even want a breast reduction to get back to pre-pregnancy size. It’s a good idea make sure you are finished nursing all of your children before you have any type of breast surgery.

Tummy Procedures

The most common type of surgery for getting rid of that “baby bulge” is a tummy tuck, where excess skin is excised and then pulled tighter. Your surgeon will also tighten abdominal muscles that are stretched with pregnancy.

Love handle/Lower Body Procedures

Maybe your extra fat is located around your love handle/hips/buttocks area. Often women will get liposuction in tandem with a breast lift and tummy tuck to eliminate those fat pockets around the lower body area. Talk to your plastic surgeon about what kind of liposuction might be right for you.

Before your mommy makeover, you should understand what to expect when having multiple procedures at the same time. At Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock, we know how important of having confidence in your physical appearance. Dr. Jane Rowley will thoroughly discuss your surgical options and make a personal plan for cosmetic goals. Schedule a no-obligation consultation.

Plastic Surgery Popularity on the Rise

 Americans Are Spending Billions of Dollars on Plastic Surgery Procedures

Since 1997, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, or ASAPS, has compiled statistics on plastic surgery and emerging trends throughout the U.S. The data just released for 2016 shows that Americans put $15 billion dollars towards both surgical and nonsurgical plastic surgery procedures. This is an 11% increase from the year 2015. What’s one of the most popular procedures? Liposuction. Here’s how many men and women underwent the top 5 surgical plastic surgery procedures:


  • Liposuction                                  414,335
  • Breast Augmentation                 310,444
  • Tummy Tuck                                181,540
  • Eyelid Surgery                             173,883
  • Breast Lift                                     161,412


The Reasons for the Trend

Daniel C. Mills, MD, President of ASAPS, says that there are several reasons why plastic surgery is becoming more popular, “A healthy economy with the lowest unemployment rate since 2008, a desire on the part of baby-boomers and their offspring to remain competitive in a youth-centric workforce, younger generations recognizing the value in preventative anti-aging care, and of course, procedural and technological innovations that provide patients with more personalized options in both the surgical and nonsurgical categories. In other words, there’s something for everyone.”

Pick a Plastic Surgeon You Trust

With such a variety of plastic surgery options to pick from, make sure you pick a board-certified plastic surgeon you trust to help you with your desired procedure. At Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock, Dr. Jane Rowley understands how to listen to her patient’s’ goals. She will explore and focus on the best procedure to help you achieve your goals. She wants her patients to remember that liposuction should not be viewed as a weight loss tool. “It is for localized areas of fat and it can give exceptional and dramatic results if used on the right patient in the right areas.” Schedule your no-obligation consultation today to help determine which cosmetic procedure is right for you.

What Will Happen At My Consultation For A Breast Reduction?

 What Will Happen At My Consultation For A Breast Reduction?

So you’ve decided that it’s time for a breast reduction. You may be wondering, “Do I just tell my doctor that I want my breasts to be smaller, and that’s it?” Well, there’s a lot more that goes into planning for this procedure than just that.


Pick a Plastic Surgeon

Before you go in for a consultation for a breast reduction, make sure you choose a plastic surgeon who you are comfortable talking to. It’s important that your plastic surgeon has experience with breast reduction surgery and is board-certified. You want to have the best experience possible and get the results you want, so pick a surgeon that meets these requirements.


Prepare Your Medical History

Your plastic surgeon will want to know about any past and present medical conditions you have, so have a list ready to go with the following information:

  • Drug allergies
  • Medications that you’re taking or have taken recently
  • Medical treatments you’ve had
  • Any past surgeries, including breast biopsies
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • Current mammogram results

The list may seem extensive, but the more thorough you are at your initial consultation, the more your plastic surgeon will be able to evaluate your health and how receptive your body will be to a breast reduction.


You Will Receive an Examination

Your plastic surgeon wants you to be happy with your breast reduction results, so a comprehensive examination of your breasts is key. Your surgeon will take measurements and photos of your breasts so they can determine:

  • Your breast size and shape
  • What kind of breast size and shape you’re aiming for
  • How much breast tissue you have
  • What your skin is like
  • The placement of your nipples and areolas

You should expect your initial plastic surgery consultation to be in-depth so that all aspects of your breast reduction can be discussed. Many patients find that they also want a breast lift or liposuction to go along with their breast reduction. At Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock, Dr. Jane Rowley offers new patients a no-obligation consultation where you can discuss all plastic surgery procedures you’re considering. Give her office a call today to get started.

Ways to Help Your Recovery After a Tummy Tuck

 Ways to Help Your Recovery After a Tummy Tuck

Have you recently had a tummy tuck? Or are you thinking about getting one? With this particular procedure, you should be able to see drastic results right away. However, if you want to keep that new shape for as long as possible, you should take the proper steps to help your body recover. In Lubbock, plastic surgery expert and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jane Rowley wants her patients to take care of their bodies so they can have a fast recovery and enjoy their new look.


Eat Right!

You should be even more aware post-surgery of what you are putting into your body. This advice doesn’t mean you should go on a strict diet as soon as your surgery is complete. It just means you should eat foods that make you feel good and that will give your body the energy and nutrients that it needs. Make water your choice of drink and focus on eating more fruits and vegetables. You’ll be able to maintain that trim stomach a lot longer by eating right.


Move Around Slowly at First

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) patients seeking treatment come from all over the globe, including residents living right here in Lubbock. Plastic surgery guidelines recommend that after a tummy tuck you take a few days to rest and have someone help you get up and walk around. After a few days, it’s important to move around as much as possible to stop blood clots from forming. Light exercise like walking will help your recovery, but avoid any heavy weightlifting or running for at least three months. If you exercise too strenuously too soon after surgery, you can actually release the muscle tightening sutures, which can cause a bulge in the stomach area.


Be Aware of Possible Pain

After a tummy tuck, you will have pain around your torso that will last a few weeks. Experiencing pain can mean that your abdominal area may continue to shrink even more after surgery. Most patients have some pain and swelling for a few weeks that goes completely away after a few months. It’s important to consult with your surgeon about how to manage your pain and speed along your recovery process.


Following the above steps can help your recovery be more manageable and get you the results you want faster. Before undergoing any plastic surgery, schedule a no-obligation consultation at Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock. Plastic surgery to help your confidence soar is just a phone call away.

Adolescent Bullying and Plastic Surgery

 Adolescents Who Are Involved in Bullying Are Interested in Cosmetic Surgery

Not everyone has the same reason for choosing to undergo plastic surgery. Lubbock’s highly rated doctor, Dr. Jane Rowley, wants her patients to decide on the procedure that will improve their self-confidence, and also make sense for their lifestyle. She wants her patients to choose plastic surgery for themselves, and not to please other people.

What the Research Says

A recent study published in the May 2017 issue of “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” found a link between preteens and teens who were involved in bullying and a greater desire for plastic surgery. A group of 750 kids, from 11 to 16 years old, were asked by researchers if they would want plastic surgery to appear different or to alter their physical appearance in some way.

Victimized by Bullying

Those who were victims of bullying were more likely to say they had thought about plastic surgery or considered it as an option than those who were not bullied. Some of these victims felt that if they changed their physical appearance in some way, then the bullying might stop. Those who were bullied were also shown to have reduced psychological functioning.

The Bullies

Within the group that was studied, the bullies themselves also said they had thought about plastic surgery. According to the research, this may be because, “. . . for bullies, “cosmetic surgery may simply be another tactic to increase social status…to look good and achieve dominance.”

What This Means for YOU

Other studies performed in the past have reported that about half of adults who want plastic surgery have been bullied in the past. This current article sheds light on the fact that sometimes that desire to change is present at a much younger age, and especially around the time a kid is bullied. If you’re considering plastic surgery, it’s important to do it for the right reasons. Because YOU want the procedure. Not because someone made you feel bad in the past about some aspect of your physical appearance.

You can put your trust in the experts at Rowley Plastic Surgery. Lubbock patients consistently choose Dr. Rowley as their board certified plastic surgeon. Before making any final decisions, Dr. Rowley will have a thorough consultation with you to determine the reasons why you are wanting plastic surgery, explain the procedure and expected results. Lubbock’s Dr. Rowley dedicates her time and attention to making sure you are comfortable with your body and have realistic expectations about your life post-plastic surgery. Give her office a call today.

Breast Explant Options

More Women are Choosing to Change Their Breast Implants: Breast Explant Options

Many women choose to get breast implants because they want a fuller, curvier figure. In fact, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that more than 290,000 women got breast implants in 2016. But a lot of these same patients are finding that down the road they want to go back to a more natural size and breast shape. An explant and new implants are where you either change the size, shape, and material of your implants or take them out entirely.

Reasons for an Explant


  • Back Pain

    Some women experience back problems after having their breast implants in for several years. As your body ages, you are naturally going to have more aches and pains, and sometimes breast implants can aggravate that pain. Reducing the size of your implants is an option for you.


  • A More Natural Look

    Other women find that they want a more natural look as they age, instead of the busty look they craved when they were younger. Breasts do change as you age, even if you have breast implants. Your implants may not look the same as they did when you first had them put in.


  • Fear of Ruptures

    Breast implants don’t rupture as much as they used to because the designs have improved over the years. However, some patients still worry that their silicone implants will rupture or leak, and they won’t detect that leak early enough. Instead of spending so much energy stressing about it, some women chose to have an explant so they can reduce their fears and replace silicone-filled implants with saline ones. The FDA released an Update on the Safety of Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants in June 2011 where they stated that 1 in 5 women who chose to have breast implants for cosmetic reasons got them taken out within 10 years.


Whether you’re thinking about having breast implants or mulling over getting an explant, pick a plastic surgeon you can trust. Dr. Jane Rowley in Lubbock has years of experience in plastic surgery and can help you make the best decision for your body and lifestyle. Dr. Rowley’s patients rave about her because she dedicates her time and attention to making each patient feel comfortable with their ultimate decision. Schedule a no-obligation consultation today.

Preparing for a Breast Augmentation

Preparing for a Breast Augmentation

Before undergoing any surgical procedure, you should prepare your body and your mind as much as you can. Proper preparation will help you feel less stressed and have realistic expectations of what your body can handle post-surgery. It’s important to remember that plastic surgery is surgery, so take the proper steps to get yourself ready for your procedure. One of the most popular procedures at Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock is a breast augmentation. Here are some tips on what to do before surgery.

Have a Healthy Lifestyle

The more physically healthy you are, the easier it will be for your body to bounce back in recovery after surgery. Your plastic surgeon should perform a physical exam before surgery to make sure your body is functioning as it should, so give your body a leg up by practicing healthy eating habits and getting daily exercise. If you smoke, your plastic surgeon will probably ask you to quit smoking six weeks before surgery to promote better healing.

Get A Mammogram

Though not all doctors require a mammogram before surgery, it is a good idea to get one to check that there are no signs of cancer or irregularities in the breast tissue. A mammogram can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can detect them. Some plastic surgeons will also ask you to get a mammogram a few months after surgery as well to make sure everything is normal.

Arrange for Help After Your Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation surgery takes about an hour, but since anesthesia is involved, you will need someone to pick you up after surgery. For the first night especially, have a friend or relative stay with you to help ease your recovery process.

Patients who seek a breast augmentation consistently choose Dr. Jane Rowley in Lubbock to help them achieve the look they want. Dr. Rowley offers a no-obligation consultation where she can discuss every step of the procedure with you, your options with implants, and realistic expectations of the procedure. Contact Rowley Plastic Surgery today to find out more.

A Tummy Tuck to Get Rid of That Unwanted Fat

Try CoolSculpting or a Tummy Tuck to Get Rid of That Unwanted Fat

Nothing is worse than going to pick out a cute swimsuit for the summer, and finding that you feel uncomfortable in everything you try on. It’s easy to hide that belly bulge in a T-shirt and jeans, but summer is quickly approaching, and you can’t wear your clothes in the pool. Instead of spending those sweltering summer months covered up, consider a contouring procedure like CoolSculpting or a tummy tuck to give you that instant confidence in a swimsuit.

What is CoolSculpting?

It actually “cools” your fat cells or freezes them to low temperatures, thus eliminating unwanted fat cells without any surgery. CoolSculpting is approved by the FDA and is ideal for people who can’t get rid of stubborn fat pockets around their belly, love handles, arms, or thighs. The “cool” thing about CoolSculpting is that you won’t see any scars because there are no incisions involved. During the procedure you feel pressure and extreme cold in and around the targeted areas. You may feel a pulling, tugging, or pinching sensation and should expect some numbness. The procedure takes about an hour, (depending on how many areas you’re treating) and most of the discomfort is only in the first seven minutes. Some side effects include:

  • Brief numbness
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tingling

Multiple sessions may be needed depending on the patient’s goals.

How a Tummy Tuck Compares

Yes, a tummy tuck is a surgical procedure, but it does yield dramatic results. It can transform your body and make that belly fat disappear. This procedure can remove up to 10 pounds of skin from a patient’s abdominal area. If your abdominal muscles are weak from past pregnancies or significant weight loss, then the muscles can be tightened and repaired during surgery as well. While CoolSculpting decreases fat by about 30 percent, some patients say that after a tummy tuck they see a 90 percent physical improvement. That may be part of the reason why the number of tummy tucks has risen by more than 100 percent over the last ten years. The surgery takes about 2 hours, and recovery time varies from patient to patient.

Choose a Plastic Surgeon With Expertise

Whether you decide on CoolSculpting or a tummy tuck, Dr. Jane Rowley in Lubbock has the experience and knowledge to help you get the results you desire. At your no-obligation consultation, she will explain all of the risks and benefits of each one, and go over your tummy tuck procedure step-by-step with you. Contact her office today to schedule an appointment.