Tummy Tuck or Liposuction: Which Lubbock Plastic Surgery is Right for You?

Bringing a child into the world is beautiful in so many ways. But, motherhood can leave women with body changes that do not make them feel very beautiful. Pregnancy and breastfeeding often cause stretch marks, breast changes, weight gain, and fat buildup. Mothers deserve to feel confident, and when they have insecurities about their appearance, it is easier said than done. Lubbock plastic surgery can resolve all of the cosmetic issues that commonly affect women who have had children.    

For women ready to rediscover the body they had before aging and having children, there are several different plastic surgery procedures. Patients have options that enable them to address stubborn pockets of fat, loose belly skin, and other concerns. When it comes to Lubbock plastic surgery, you may have heard a lot of terms–tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift, etc.–but how much do you know about what those procedures really involve? Below we’ll explain some of the common surgeries, what they are for, and how you might combine them to get the results you want.

What Can a Tummy Tuck Do?

A tummy tuck, “also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.” Every woman’s abdomen stretches while she is pregnant. Sometimes (especially after having multiple pregnancies), the skin does not return to the way it looked before pregnancy. Women can lose all of their baby weight and still have flabby skin hanging around their midsection.

Skin isn’t the only thing that is stretched beyond the point of return; women who have gone through pregnancy may also experience diastasis recti, a separation of the abdominal muscles. This condition cannot be fixed by doing ab workouts like sit ups or crunches; in fact, those exercises may actually make things worse. The skin looseness and laxity of muscle isn’t something that responds to diet or exercise–they are structural issues that require a surgical solution. A tummy tuck is the Lubbock plastic surgery that gets rid of that extra skin and repairs muscles that have been stretched during pregnancy. It creates a leaner abdominal area and helps tighten the core.

Because a tummy tuck is geared toward tightening up loose muscle and skin, it’s not a weight-loss procedure like liposuction (more on that below). But, like weight-loss techniques, it can result in more contoured appearance and slimmer silhouette. As with any medical decision, having a tummy tuck requires considerable thought, research, and planning. Dr. Jane Rowley has over 20 years of experience with abdominoplasty and has said this about the procedure: 

“This is actually a more significant procedure than most people understand. The media often portrays this as a ‘skin surgery,’ but this is a surgery that actually involves the entire core of your body, with tightening of the abdominal muscles and tightening of the skin. The results can be exceptional on the right patient. Although weight loss might not be significant with this procedure, contouring and tightening of the abdominal wall is significant.”

Tummy Tuck Surgery

Patients who undergo a tummy tuck should expect their procedure to last about two hours at an outpatient surgery center. This type of Lubbock plastic surgery requires the use of general anesthesia. Through a low horizontal incision, your surgeon will pull taut the skin that overlays the abdominal area, and get rid of the excess. Your abdominal muscles will be tightened with permanent sutures in multiple layers. The navel is repositioned and the skin is sutured back together. After the surgery is complete, you will need to have a drain in place for about one week. In 2-3 weeks, most patients should be able to return to work. A full recovery typically takes 6-8 weeks.   

For more information on abdominoplasty, watch the video below:

What is Liposuction?

Excess belly skin is not the only reason people seek body contouring procedures. Sometimes, the issue involves fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes your excess fat in a specific area. It’s a Lubbock plastic surgery option that helps remove stubborn fat in different areas of your body that don’t respond to the traditional approach to fat loss. 

Some body parts react better than others when fat is suctioned out. This is because skin elasticity varies in different regions of the body. If your doctor uses liposuction to remove fat from an area with poor elasticity, your procedure could make your skin look saggy or loose. Consider the following regions for the best liposuction results:

  • Outer thighs: For women in particular, the outer thighs can be a difficult place to lose fat. Genetics play a big role in whether you see fat accumulation in the outer thighs. When you use liposuction to slim this area, pants and jeans will fit better, and you will appear longer and leaner.
  • Hips: The hips are one of the biggest focal points of a woman’s body, but can be one of the toughest areas to slim down. When the hips are slimmer, it enhances the body because it makes the bust appear larger and gets rid of love handles. Liposuction eliminates excess fat on the hips and has a significant impact on the entire silhouette.  
  • Submental (chin/jawline) area: The submental region may not be commonly recognized as one of the top places to have liposuction, but it can have dramatic effects. As our bodies age, fat cells can gather around the neck area creating an unattractive fullness under the chin. Just a small amount of fat removal produces a significantly enhanced chin contour. Submental liposuction is a relatively simple Lubbock plastic surgery that can make you look younger and leaner.  

Liposuction: What to Expect

Different types of techniques are available for liposuction, but they operate on the same basic principle. First, a small incision is made. Next, a small tube (called a cannula) is used to suction out the fat. If you are having the procedure done on a small area, then local anesthetic is all that is needed. If you are choosing to have the procedure on multiple areas, you may need general anesthetics. After your procedure, you will need to wear compression garments for the first 2-4 weeks. Patients can experience mild to moderate pain and swelling for several weeks, but normal activities can be resumed fairly quickly. 

Liposuction has long been a popular Lubbock plastic surgery choice. Getting rid of unwanted fat can give you greater confidence in your physical appearance. New studies are even suggesting that getting rid of that fat can have some heart-healthy bonuses as well as the cosmetic benefits. Liposuction is not, however, a procedure for general weight loss. If you are able to maintain a healthy, stable weight but struggle with stubborn fat, you may be a good candidate for the procedure. Patients need to be in good health and should not smoke before the surgery or during recovery. 

Combine Procedures in a Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect women’s bodies in many different ways. If you are concerned about more than loose belly skin or stubborn areas of fat, you may want to consider how a tummy tuck or liposuction can be combined with other procedures. This combination of procedures is commonly referred to as a mommy makeover. Lubbock plastic surgery options done in tandem can give any patient dramatic changes in appearance. Here’s a look at some of the surgeries that are commonly combined with abdominal procedures.

Breast Augmentation 

Having children changes the breasts just as much as it affects the abdomen. As pregnancy hormones surge, the mother’s breasts increase in size. However, breastfeeding and losing baby weight often causes the breasts to shrink and look deflated or smaller than they did before pregnancy. Breast augmentation not only helps restore lost volume, it builds confidence and helps women feel more like themselves again. Women seeking breast enhancement with implants can adjust the size and shape of their breasts to achieve a fuller and more symmetric appearance. Some of the options for breast augmentation include:

  • Breast implant type: Saline, silicone gel, or IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants
  • Various sizes to fit your exact goals
  • Methods of placement: over or under the chest muscle
  • Incision locations: under breast crease (inframammary crease incision), around the areola (periareolar incision), or in the underarm area (trans-axillary incision)

Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the nation. Adding volume to the breasts helps many women feel more confident after experiencing breast changes during motherhood. With so many ways to customize your breast enlargement, you can get the look you once had or a whole new one. The choice is yours!

Breast Lift  

Renewed confidence in your breasts’ appearance doesn’t always require implants. Many women simply want a younger, fresher look without the added volume. Breasts can become saggy, elongated, tubular, or pendulous with multiple pregnancies and age. In these situations, Lubbock plastic surgery is the only way to give the bust a more normal appearance. A breast lift can assist patients by removing excess breast skin and adjusting the breasts into a more youthful position. The nipple is also moved to a more upward position. After a breast lift, shopping for clothing and swimwear is much easier (and more fun!) because the breasts are no longer hidden or stuffed into ill-fitting outfits. If you don’t wish to change the size of your chest, but do want a perkier look, then a breast lift may be right for you.  

Simultaneous Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift 

A breast lift alone won’t change the size of your breasts. If you want to increase your cup size, consider having a lift along with a breast augmentation. Combining these two procedures leads to shapely, larger, more youthful looking breasts. On the right patient they can provide a dramatic overall enhancement. 

Sometimes, sagging breasts do not respond well to the placement of breast implants. This happens with very large implants, as they can be too heavy for sagging breasts to support. Patients who want to add volume to their breasts at the same time as their breast lift should carefully consult with their doctor to ensure the procedures will complement each other. 

When to Consider a Mommy Makeover

The tummy and breasts often look very different after having children. A mommy makeover can be a convenient way to address all of your cosmetic desires at the same time. Keep in mind that having more than one Lubbock plastic surgery at once will increase your recovery time and can increase the risk of complications. However, on the right patient, combined procedures will yield beautiful results. Watch the video below for Dr. Rowley’s thoughts on mommy makeovers. 

How to Get the Most out of Lubbock Plastic Surgery

As with any plastic surgery, patients need to have realistic expectations about their results. The key to this is having thorough consultations with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Patients that are informed about their surgery tend to heal better and have more satisfying outcomes with their procedures. So, to ensure you are educated, don’t hesitate to ask your plastic surgeon questions such as:

  • How is the procedure performed?
  • What are the risks of this surgery?
  • What can I expect during recovery?
  • Will the results be permanent?
  • Will I need to have additional procedures down the road? 

Women can work with their board-certified surgeon to tailor the combination of procedures that meet their unique needs. Whether you have had children or not, plastic surgery can be a powerful tool to help boost your confidence and satisfaction with your appearance.  

For the best results available, contact the leading surgeon in Lubbock plastic surgery, Dr. Jane Rowley. Dr. Rowley is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years experience with these procedures. She has helped women regain their confidence as they make positive cosmetic changes. Dr. Rowley will help you achieve your personal goals with compassion and expertise. If you are ready to discover your plastic surgery options, call today to schedule your no-obligation consultation.

In Lubbock, Plastic Surgery Can Benefit Anyone

We all enjoy feeling good about our appearance. For most of us, the way we look matters much more than we would like to admit. Have you ever wondered why this is? People are visual creatures. We make quick judgments based on what we see and use first impressions to assess a person or situation. When you first meet someone, your brain will make assumptions in just a few seconds about their social status, attractiveness, and intelligence. While this instinct may have started out as a way to protect ourselves from danger, it has different consequences today. Now, it causes us to focus on our outward appearance so that we project the best image of ourselves to others. If you want to improve your self-image, Lubbock plastic surgery can help.   

Plastic Surgery for Men

While it is true that most plastic surgery patients are women, more and more men are seeking out cosmetic procedures now. Men and women will always be different and strive for attractiveness in different ways. It is human nature to gain confidence when we are happy with the way we look, and men are realizing the benefits of plastic surgery that women have been enjoying for a long time. According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, male patients represent 13 percent of the total surgical cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It’s a significant proportion, and there’s no sign of the trend slowing down any time soon. Here’s a look at some of the top cosmetic procedures for men.

Blepharoplasty

Women aren’t the only ones who want to slow down the signs of getting older. A lift for the eyelids can take years off a man’s aging face. In Lubbock, plastic surgery for the eyes is popular with men because it makes them look young and fresh without the appearance of obvious scars. In fact, blepharoplasty was the second most common plastic surgery for men in 2019. 

Excess skin or fat around the eyes can make men appear tired, old, or even angry. Wrinkles, droopy upper eyelids, as well as puffiness or bags under the eyes can be corrected with an eyelid lift. The upper and lower eyelids can be lifted at the same time, providing a dramatic rejuvenation of the face. Blepharoplasty typically takes about an hour if both eyelids are done together, or 30 minutes for either the upper or lower. Most patients have 2-3 days of downtime and can return to work after one week of recovery. If the patient experiences difficulty with vision because of the sagging skin around the eyes, insurance may cover the cost of surgery.   

Tummy Tuck

Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes extra skin and fat around the midsection for a thinner, firmer look. Hitting the gym every day and sticking to your healthy diet don’t always yield the results you want, especially if your goal is to get rid of a muffin top. When diet and exercise just don’t cut it, a tummy tuck can help men and women finally get rid of their stubborn belly bulge.   

A tummy tuck can help men the same way it helps women in Lubbock. Plastic surgery of this type gives men a tighter, leaner midsection by getting rid of any sagging skin or fat around the belly. Abdominal muscles tend to be a focal point for many men, and a tummy tuck benefits the abs by tightening them from within. Women often seek this option after having children, but they are not the only ones who struggle with flabby stomachs. Whether a man feels he has a “dad” body, has lost a dramatic amount of weight, or is just fighting the aging process, a tummy tuck can provide the lean, athletic look he wants.

Liposuction

Men pinch and dislike the fat on their love handles just like women do. It is frustrating for men and women alike when their efforts at the gym and dedication to dieting just don’t get the results they want. Like a tummy tuck, liposuction is a body contouring procedure that creates a slimmer appearance by removing fat. But liposuction is unique in that it targets specific spots of stubborn fat to enhance different areas of the body. It is not a weight loss surgery for men or women, but it can help smooth out those problem areas. 

Not every part of the body with extra flab is a good place to have liposuction. Skin laxity plays an important role in the procedure’s final outcome. If fat is suctioned from an area with poor skin elasticity, the patient can be left with sagging skin. Plastic surgeons recommend the following areas because they typically respond best to liposuction:

  • outer thighs
  • hips 
  • chin or submental region
  • chest (especially for men with gynecomastia)
  • love handles
  • back

If you are having just a couple of small areas treated with liposuction, your procedure will require only the use of a local anesthetic. However, if there are multiple or larger areas that need attention, general anesthesia may be administered during your Lubbock plastic surgery. Recovery after liposuction is fairly rapid for most patients. After 2-3 days you should be ready to return to work, but keep in mind that you may need to wear compression garments for 2-4 weeks. Mild to moderate pain and swelling can last up to 4-6 weeks. For Dr. Rowley’s thoughts on liposuction, watch the video below: 

The #1 Procedure for Women

Women make up the vast majority of Lubbock plastic surgery patients. There are many cosmetic procedures from which to choose, but one has stood out in recent years as the most popular option. Breast augmentation is the top cosmetic surgical procedure for women in the U.S. and has been for many years. Options for size, shape, placement, and type of implant enable women to get results that are completely customized. 

Women seek breast enhancement for several reasons. Pregnancy and breastfeeding leaves many women with smaller, deflated looking breasts. Some women have asymmetrical breasts, and others have breasts that may have never fully matured. Breast augmentation solves all of these problems and helps patients feel more confident in their appearance. The procedure isn’t just about making the breasts larger; it’s about enhancing your femininity and creating more balance and proportion in your figure. If you are interested in enhancing your breasts with implants, check out the video below.

The desire to appear attractive to others is part of human nature. It motivates us to take care of our bodies by eating healthy, exercising, and grooming daily. Although it presents itself in different ways, this instinct is present in men, women, and children in Lubbock. Plastic surgery is a tool that can be used to enhance the beauty, physique, and confidence of people who wish to improve a certain aspect of their appearance. We are used to seeing women dominate the plastic surgery demographics, but men and even children can benefit from it as well. Some of the most popular procedures for men include:

  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Liposuction

Your Most Important Decision

Choosing a well-qualified plastic surgeon is the best thing you can do to ensure you have a positive plastic surgery experience. But how do you know if your doctor is qualified or not? Here are a few things to consider as you search for the right plastic surgeon for your procedure:

Board-Certification

The first thing you should check is that your surgeon is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). This means they have the training and knowledge necessary to safely perform Lubbock plastic surgery. Learn more about the importance of board-certification in the video below:

Experience

A plastic surgeon with substantial experience will have the ability to assess your needs and execute the procedure with skill. When you are making permanent changes to your appearance, it only makes sense to choose a doctor with plenty of practice with your specific procedure. 

Results

One way to learn about a plastic surgeon is to browse through their before and after photo gallery. Look for consistent positive results that match up with your own aesthetic sense. If you don’t like what you see, you may want to consider another surgeon.

Do your research on any plastic surgeon you are considering. Read online reviews and talk to friends and family who many have referrals based on their own Lubbock plastic surgery. But, most importantly, trust your gut. If you meet with a plastic surgeon and things just don’t feel right, move on and find a doctor with whom you are more comfortable. 

Call the Lubbock Plastic Surgery Expert

With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Jane Rowley is the plastic surgeon Lubbock trusts. She performs procedures for men and women who are ready to take the next step toward reaching their aesthetic goals. Whether you want to slow the signs of aging in your face, trim the excess fat on your abdomen, or brighten your eyes with a lift, Dr. Rowley is the surgeon that will help you reach your goals. For more information, contact Rowley Plastic Surgery today and schedule your no-obligation consultation.

Plastic Surgery in Lubbock: Options for Liposuction

The phrase “plastic surgery” seems to bring up a variety of emotions. Some people may feel pride or excitement, while others feel anxious or uncertain about the topic. If you fall into the latter group, you’re not alone. But cosmetic surgery does not have to be intimidating. While all surgery comes with recovery time and some risks, you have many different options. At Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock, you can achieve dramatic cosmetic changes without the anxiety that often comes with major surgery. 

Small Changes, Big Improvements

One such procedure is liposuction. On the right patient, liposuction can have an incredible effect on body contour. It enhances your figure in such a natural way that your friends may assume you look slim because you’ve lost a few extra pounds. Have you ever heard that dynamite comes in small packages? Dr. Jane Rowley offers small cosmetic surgery procedures that can result in dynamite improvements to your physical appearance.

Why Liposuction?

The benefits of a healthy diet and regular exercise seem to be never-ending, but they can’t always give you the figure you desire. It can be frustrating to spend time and money at the gym or on a home workout regimen, only to not get the slimming results you hoped for. You could never miss a workout, and you may even reach your goal weight; but what happens when the fat on your thighs just won’t budge? When nothing else seems to work, liposuction can be an effective way to finally blast that stubborn fat. 

Whether you have one small location treated or multiple areas of your body, liposuction can drastically improve your self-esteem. Think of how a new top or fresh manicure can make your whole day. Now imagine having that feeling every day with your newfound confidence and sleek silhouette after having plastic surgery in Lubbock. It can be so freeing when you no longer feel the need for those expensive contouring underwear or other means of hiding fat. With liposuction, you have nothing to hide. Even if you are targeting one small area of your body with liposuction, it will still have an incredible impact on your confidence in your physical appearance. Watch the video below for more information on the procedure.

Are You a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction is an attractive cosmetic option for people who struggle with stubborn areas of fat on their bodies. It is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. More than 265,000 Americans had the surgery in 2019, which is three percent more than in 2018. When you’re unhappy with your figure and you feel like diet and exercise just aren’t cutting it, now might be the right time to consider this popular plastic surgery in Lubbock. Liposuction might be a good option for you if: 

  • You are in good health
  • You do not smoke (or can stop smoking before and after the procedure)
  • You can maintain a stable, consistent weight
  • You are within 30% of your ideal weight
  • You have good skin elasticity
  • You have reasonable expectations for results

Your plastic surgeon can evaluate your skin to determine how well it would respond to liposuction based on its elasticity. Consult with your board-certified plastic surgeon to learn how you could benefit from liposuction.

How Does Liposuction Work?

Liposuction is for people who have areas of stubborn fat on their bodies that resist continued efforts in diet and exercise. This plastic surgery in Lubbock targets these specific spots and gets rid of excess fat. For smaller areas of fat, liposuction is done during an outpatient appointment with the use of local anesthetics. Larger areas that cover more of the body may require general anesthesia. Small incisions are made, and a thin tube (called a cannula) is used to suction out the fat. The timeframe for recovery is fairly rapid as most people can return to work after 2-3 days; however, minor to moderate pain and swelling can last 4-6 weeks. For more details on what your liposuction experience might look like, watch the video below.

Your Options for Liposuction 

We are often our own worst critics – when we look in the mirror, we notice even the smallest areas of our body and focus on our imperfections. Dr. Rowley tells all of her liposuction patients that although she can remove fat from anywhere on the body, it is what happens to the skin after the procedure that makes the greatest impact on the final results. Some areas of the body are more prone to poor skin elasticity and may appear saggy after fat is suctioned out. These areas typically include the inner thighs, abdomen, and the arms. If you struggle with persistent fat in these locations, talk to your doctor about other options that may work for you. 

When used on the right patient in the right areas, liposuction is a great way to help improve the contour of the body. It is important for patients considering plastic surgery in Lubbock to remember that liposuction is not a weight loss surgery, but the changes it makes can have a significant impact on your overall look. Below are some of the areas that respond best to liposuction. 

  • Torso – Your body may be the type that holds onto pockets of fat around the back and upper torso. These fat pockets can be more visible when accentuated by bras or swimming suits. Rather than cover up with baggy shirts or long sleeves, consider liposuction as a way to trim the fat off of your torso. 
  • Jawline – Your jaw and neck can show signs of aging, and pockets of fat around the chin can give you the dreaded double chin. Dr. Jane Rowley has precision skills and tools to sculpt and slim your jawline, chin, and upper neck. This reshaping can take years off your appearance and give you an overall slimmer look. 
  • Breasts – A traditional breast reduction is the plastic surgery in Lubbock that removes breast tissue and fat to decrease your breast size. Liposuction can reduce breast weight and size by removing fatty tissue when only a small change is wanted with minimal scarring. Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon about your breasts’ skin elasticity to determine whether liposuction is the ideal method for reducing their size. 
  • Outer Thighs – With age or following pregnancy, fitting into your favorite pair of jeans can become something of a struggle. This is because the outer thighs are a common area for women to store extra fat. Even women with slim body frames can develop a thickness around their thighs and buttocks over time. With liposuction, the hips and thighs can be made to appear less wide.
  • Male Chest – Just as women find new freedom and confidence with a breast reduction, men are finding the same satisfaction through the reshaping of their chests. Gynecomastia, or the development of breasts in a man, can stem from hormonal changes throughout life. Liposuction can offer men a firmer, trimmer chest and torso by reducing the appearance of female breasts.

Areas to Avoid

If your problem area is not included in the list above, don’t panic. Your surgeon should be able to communicate clearly with you about whether your needs can be met with liposuction, or perhaps through another type of plastic surgery in Lubbock. From over 20 years of experience, Dr. Rowley knows which areas will respond best to the procedure.

“Areas that do not do well are typically the inner thighs, the abdomen (especially after pregnancy), and the arms. It is important that patients do not view this 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.” 

-Dr. Jane Rowley

Types of Liposuction

Just as you have choices for the areas you can target with liposuction, there are also options for the method your surgeon uses. For plastic surgery in Lubbock, techniques and technology are continually advancing and have made the procedure very safe and effective. The skill and experience of your plastic surgeon will make the biggest difference in the results of your treatment, not necessarily the technique you choose. Consider some of the most common forms of liposuction:

  • Tumescent: During tumescent liposuction, your doctor will inject a fluid into the fat that is to be removed. The fluid helps minimize blood loss and discomfort and acts as a local anesthetic.    
  • Ultrasound Assisted: With a special cannula that vibrates, ultrasound energy is used to break up larger amounts of fat to liquefy them and make them easier to remove. This type of liposuction can be administered either above the skin or beneath it.  
  • Laser Assisted: Subcutaneous fat can also be liquefied through the use of laser technology. Some patients opt for this method because it is minimally invasive and it results in less swelling and bruising than traditional techniques. 
  • Suction Assisted: Your plastic surgeon may use a tool that resembles a vacuum to suck out unwanted fat. 

It is important to keep in mind that no matter which liposuction technique you choose, none of them are meant to be a weight loss procedure. A talented plastic surgeon’s goal for liposuction patients is to sculpt and enhance the natural contours of the body. If the number on your scale is what you most want to change, it might be wise to consider other options for weight loss before you put on the finishing touches with liposuction.

More Reasons to Consider Liposuction

Having sweaty armpits is something that can cause embarrassment for even the most confident of people. It is estimated that three percent of Americans deal with axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating from the armpits. If you have the misfortune of sweating through every shirt you own, liposuction plastic surgery in Lubbock may be able to offer relief by removing those troublesome sweat glands. With a quick office visit and almost zero recovery time, you could be on your way to feeling more self-assured – even when you raise your hand or wave to a friend.

In addition to cosmetic benefits, liposuction may also come with health advantages. For patients with high triglycerides, at least one study found the procedure to result in a 43 percent reduction of triglycerides in the bloodstream three months after treatment. The same study revealed a decrease in white blood cell count by 11 percent. Whether you have high triglycerides or not, liposuction will make you look slimmer, which may encourage you to get out and be more active. So, pick out some fresh workout gear to sport after your procedure, and enjoy showing off your newly toned figure at the gym.  

Can the Fat Come Back?

Liposuction permanently gets rid of fat. However, it is possible for fat to return to areas that you have had treated. If you gain weight after your plastic surgery in Lubbock, your surgical results could diminish. Taking care of your body after plastic surgery is key to maintaining your new look. No special diets are required; just try to stick with a healthy lifestyle. Exercise regularly, eat healthy meals, and always drink plenty of water. 

Liposuction for All

Whether you want to get rid of a small, localized deposit of fat or have multiple trouble spots across your body, your plastic surgeon can tailor your liposuction procedure to fit your exact needs. That’s part of the beauty of the surgery; it can sculpt, fine-tune, or makeover your entire figure. With the physical enhancement, patients also enjoy the soaring confidence that comes when they feel more comfortable in their own skin. If you are ready to toss out your tight contouring underwear and those baggy old shirts, consider how the many benefits of liposuction could change your life for the better. 

The Trusted Name for Plastic Surgery in Lubbock

When you are ready to pursue liposuction, be sure to select a plastic surgeon that is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, like Dr. Jane Rowley. She has extensive experience with plastic surgery procedures and possesses the expertise her patients want. She carefully listens to her patients and explains each procedure thoroughly. You can have confidence in your new look, your plastic surgeon, and your entire journey through plastic surgery in Lubbock with Dr. Rowley. Call today to schedule your no-obligation consultation and to discover how liposuction could help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

What You Should Consider Before Your Plastic Surgery in Lubbock

Plastic surgery has become popular for both the young and old in the U.S., and the trend is likely to continue for the long term. According to the latest statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Americans spent $16.7 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2019 alone. Not only are more people having plastic surgery, they are also now more open than ever about their procedures. Changing times and social media have enabled men and women to feel more confident sharing the details of their cosmetic journeys. With plastic surgery being so accessible, you may have felt the desire to pursue a procedure such as a breast augmentation or tummy tuck. But, before you make the decision, you should take some time to think things through. Make sure you are in the right headspace, and do some real research on your doctor and your procedure. A little planning can go a long way, and when you’re getting ready for plastic surgery in Lubbock, it’s well worth the effort. Here are some of our tips for making sure you get the most out of your own cosmetic journey.

Select the Right Surgeon

The way we shop for things has changed a lot in the last several years. With online reviews and free shipping, you can easily buy just about anything without getting off your couch. “Shopping” for a doctor should require more effort. If you want the person responsible for your plastic surgery to be top of the line, you will have to do more than just browse reviews and click to add to your cart. Online ratings are a good starting point, but meeting with a few doctors, talking to friends and family, and doing research of your own will increase the likelihood of finding the right plastic surgeon.

Do Your Homework

Patients planning on having plastic surgery in Lubbock have several important decisions to make. Your results, safety, and care depend on the doctor you choose. You may have a handful of doctors in mind as you begin your research. Check out their websites, talk to anyone you know who recommends them (or doesn’t!), and then check up on them yourself.

You can review the doctor’s background by contacting the medical board of the state in which they practice. They should have a license in that state, and the medical board carries information on any disciplinary history as well as complaints against them. Keep in mind that if the surgeon has practiced in more than one state, you will need to look up their medical board history with each of those locations.  

The Importance of Board-Certification

Anyone with a medical license can claim to be a cosmetic surgeon. With the popularity of plastic surgery ever on the rise, more and more doctors are deeming themselves fit to perform cosmetic procedures. If you trust an unqualified physician with your health and appearance, you could end up with a botched surgery or serious complications. 

For this reason, it is essential that your doctor is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). The ABPS is the only organization recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify physicians in plastic and reconstructive surgeries. You can make sure your doctor is board-certified in plastic surgery by visiting the American Board of Medical Specialties’ website.

But what exactly does this certification mean? It means your surgeon has the credentials and training necessary to be qualified to perform plastic surgery in Lubbock safely. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will have the technical skills, medical knowledge, and aesthetic eye to give you a safe and positive experience. In addition, board-certified surgeons have hospital privileges and can operate out of accredited surgery centers. ABPS board-certification requires plastic surgeons to complete the following requirements:

  • Three to five years of general surgery training
  • Two to three additional years of plastic surgery training
  • Oral and written exams
  • Continuing education each year in the medical field
  • Written test every ten years

It is important to educate yourself so you can tell the difference between a doctor who is legitimately board-certified in plastic surgery and one who only claims to be. It is legal in many states for physicians to advertise plastic surgery when they are not properly qualified to do so. If you are considering a surgeon who says they are board-certified, make sure they are currently board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In Lubbock, Dr. Jane Rowley is board-certified by the ABPS and has the training, experience, and skills to give you the results you want. For more information on the importance of your doctor’s credentials, watch the video below.

Questions to Ask about Plastic Surgery in Lubbock

Part of your preparation for plastic surgery is getting answers to any questions you may have. Although you might be able to find some helpful resources online, the most reliable source of trustworthy information is your plastic surgeon. Write down your questions and bring them with you to your consultation. This is your chance to get a real feel for the person you will be trusting with your appearance and your safety. Do not be afraid to ask your doctor about anything that concerns you; there are no wrong or embarrassing questions! Consider the following for starters:

How much experience do you have with my procedure?

If you want to get a facelift, you will be able to have more confidence in a surgeon who performs them on a regular basis, rather than one who specializes in another area but is willing to do the surgery for you this time. A good follow-up to this question is finding out just how many times they have performed your procedure. Your doctor should confidently be able to provide you with their background concerning your procedure. 

Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

Do not be offended if your plastic surgeon’s answer is no. They are trying to protect you from something that would either not get you the results you want or would be unsafe. They may suggest an alternative or recommend waiting for a period of time. Dr. Rowley is honest and up-front with all of her patients. Out of respect and care for them, she always offers candid advice based on her extensive experience with plastic surgery in Lubbock. In general, a good candidate:

  • Does not smoke
  • Is in good overall health
  • Has realistic expectations for plastic surgery
  • Understands the risks associated with surgery

How do I prepare for my surgery?

Most plastic surgery procedures require patients to quit smoking before and after their operation; your doctor will advise you on the exact timetable. Be sure to reveal any and all medications, vitamins, and supplements you may be taking as some may interfere with the procedure. Learn about what to expect during your recovery period so you can plan ahead and be prepared to let your body heal properly. Other ways you can prepare for plastic surgery in Lubbock include: 

  • Maintain a healthy, stable weight (no aggressive diets)
  • Avoid drugs and alcohol before your surgery
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery, and to stay with you for at least the first night
  • Coordinate pet and child care, if necessary
  • Stock your kitchen with easy meals and healthy snacks
  • Take care of bills, errands, and chores before surgery so you can take the time you need to rest
  • Carefully follow all of your doctor’s pre- and post-operative instructions

What happens if complications arise?

Find out who to contact should anything out of the ordinary happen after your plastic surgery in Lubbock. You will need to know what to do if certain side effects take place and if there will be additional costs for their treatment. The best way to minimize your level of risk is to choose a well-qualified plastic surgeon. However, even the best doctors have patients who develop complications, and these doctors follow strict protocols when such circumstances arise.

Interview Yourself

Finding the best surgeon and asking the right questions will go a long way toward helping you make the most of your plastic surgery in Lubbock. There are also some key questions you should ask yourself before you commit to it. Take some time to ponder your motives for seeking cosmetic changes. Are you trying to please someone else? Or are you interested in an enhancement that will give you more confidence? Patients who have procedures to help them feel better about themselves tend to be happier and more satisfied with their results. 

You should also try to nail down your expectations for the procedure. How do you expect to look and feel when your surgery is complete? Plastic surgery cannot solve all your problems or give you the perfect body. If you want to have a procedure such as liposuction or a breast lift to achieve perfection, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. An experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Rowley can give you beautiful, natural results, but no doctor can make you completely flawless. Communicate your expectations for surgery clearly with your surgeon so that you are both on the same page.

Paying for Your Plastic Surgery in Lubbock

Since plastic surgery is considered elective and cosmetic, health insurance companies will not cover most procedures. Unless you are having a procedure such as a breast reduction or eyelid lift (which some policies will pay for), you will need to come up with the funding on your own. Plastic surgeons typically accept cash, credit cards, or offer different financing options. Be sure you can afford your procedure before you schedule it; you will not want to stress over finances while you are trying to recover after surgery. If you can’t quite fit plastic surgery into your budget just yet, there’s no harm in waiting until you have saved enough to go for it. 

Talk with your plastic surgeon’s patient care coordinator to make sure you understand all of the costs associated with your procedure. In addition to the surgeon’s fee, you may be responsible for the anesthesiologist’s fees, the cost of the surgical center, and any post surgical recovery garments. Childcare, pet care, and time off work should also be factored in when calculating the total expense of your procedure. 

Celebrate Your New Look

Research and preparation is important when you have plastic surgery in Lubbock, but so is planning a fun way to celebrate the new you! From body contouring to facial procedures, plastic surgery can provide a healthy self-esteem boost. So, buy a flattering swimsuit, try on some new bras, or you could even plan a trip to really enjoy your newfound confidence. Whether you do something extravagant or simple, a successful plastic surgery journey is something to celebrate. 

Take the Next Step With Dr. Jane Rowley  

There’s a lot to think about before you dive into the decision to have plastic surgery. If you care about the safety and final results of your cosmetic procedure, you need to put in the time to find the right doctor. Plastic surgery gone wrong is not an easy thing to fix. Doing your homework now will save you time, money, and headaches down the road. Remember the following when planning your plastic surgery in Lubbock:

  • Get referrals from family and friends
  • Review your plastic surgeon’s background history
  • Double check that your doctor is board-certified by the ABPS
  • Go over questions you want to address during your consultation
  • Evaluate your personal motives and expectations for the surgery
  • Create a plan for paying for your procedure

During your consultation, don’t ignore your gut feeling. Even if everything checks out on paper, but you do not feel right about the surgeon, don’t hesitate to move on. Plastic surgery is an investment in yourself. When you put forth the effort and do your due diligence, you can have a positive experience with excellent results. 

For more information, contact Rowley Plastic Surgery today and schedule your no-obligation consultation.

Making the Most of Your Lubbock Plastic Surgery Experience

By its very nature, the decision to have plastic surgery is a very personal one. Just as no two people look exactly alike, each of us has our own reasons for why we want to change certain things about ourselves. Whether it’s something we’re born with something we’d like to improve upon, or simply the result of life and aging, we each have a vision of our ideal selves. Plastic surgery can be a great tool to help patients achieve the results they want, however, a little planning and some lifestyle changes will go a long way to making sure you get what you desire out of your Lubbock plastic surgery experience. Read up on what you can do to make the investment in your appearance more than worth it.

Pick the Right Plastic Surgeon

First things first – before you make any final decisions, make sure you have a plastic surgeon that you can trust. Unfortunately, as in any industry, some doctors are more concerned about making money than they are about caring for patients. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has a helpful guide on what to look out for when selecting a doctor. Some of the key points they make are:

  • Make sure the surgeon you consult with is the one who will perform your Lubbock plastic surgery. While that might seem like a strange thing to say, some practices are like conveyor belts: you consult with the doctor who is available, but then ultimately are operated on by whomever is on call that day. You are trusting your plastic surgeon with your appearance and well-being, so make sure you know exactly who that person will be.
  • Don’t be persuaded. It’s your body and you should be the one to decide what you want. Beware of anyone you think is trying to upsell you on other procedures or products that don’t really get you what you want, or who may get benefits for pushing certain products that may not be in your best interest. Trust your instincts!
  • Look at the doctor’s before and after images carefully. Do you like what you see? Different plastic surgeons have different styles and aesthetic views. Is your doctor’s definition of beauty in line with yours? If not, find a plastic surgeon that sees things similar to the way you do.

Remember that “Plastic surgery is real surgery, and the least-expensive operation is the one performed correctly the first time.” Bargain shopping may be a fun way to find new shoes or home décor, but when it comes to your appearance and your health, you want to invest in a doctor who will give you the best experience and outcome possible. You don’t want to cut corners, because the results are permanent. Put simply, be sure that you can trust your plastic surgeon.

Make Sure Your Surgeon is Board-Certified

The very first box on your checklist of qualifications for your plastic surgeon should be to make sure they are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Doctors who have earned this certification have passed through extensive educational and training requirements. Additionally, board-certified plastic surgeons have the appropriate state medical licenses and privileges at accredited surgery centers and hospitals. The ABPS also requires board-certified doctors to adhere to strict ethical standards and safety guidelines, and to continue their education to stay current in their field. You should never settle for anything less when choosing the doctor who will care for you during your Lubbock plastic surgery journey. When you choose a plastic surgeon that is board-certified, you can have confidence knowing you are in the hands of a qualified doctor with the highest of standards. For more information on why ABPS board-certification is so imperative and how it protects patients, check out the video below: 

Preparing for Lubbock Plastic Surgery and Recovery

Once you’ve selected a plastic surgeon you trust and have worked together to formulate a plan, it’s time to get ready for your procedure. This is your chance to get your body in tip-top shape so you can be as healthy as possible for surgery day. Drink lots of water, eat your fruits and veggies, get the right amount of sleep, limit alcohol, and stop smoking. Reduce stress by practicing meditation or relaxation techniques to keep your immune system strong. Having surgery can elicit stress for some patients, but doing what you can to calm those nerves can be beneficial for your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.    

It is easy to let the excitement about your plastic surgery results overshadow the necessary preparations for your recovery. But it is important to remember that a successful healing period will make a significant difference in the final outcome of your procedure. This is the part where you are in charge; your plastic surgeon will do everything in their power to minimize risk for you, but they can’t hold your hand throughout your Lubbock plastic surgery recovery period. The importance of following your doctor’s instructions to a T cannot be overstated. If you do not comply with their post-op instructions, you could put yourself at risk for dissatisfaction with your results, complications, or even emergency surgery.

To make your recovery a little easier, gather your essentials and prepare your home. You will want to make sure your fridge and freezer are stocked with simple, healthy meal options that don’t require much effort. Call in a favor with a family or friend and ask them to come stay with you for at least the first 24 hours, depending on the type of procedure you have. Your body will need plenty of rest during the initial stages of recovery, so make arrangements to have someone take care of your children and pets, if you have them. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, have patience. The human body is capable of amazing things, including healing completely from Lubbock plastic surgery. But, these things take time. Weeks and even months may go by before bruising and swelling reside and you can finally begin to see the full results of your procedure.   

How to Reduce the Appearance of Scars 

As stated above, plastic surgery is real surgery, and that means you’ll have some scarring when it is all said and done. Scars tend to look their worst when the bandages first come off, so don’t be alarmed when your body doesn’t look picture perfect right away. You can rest assured that as time goes on, your wounds will heal and the scars will fade. Plastic surgeons are specifically trained in suturing techniques and other methods for the reduction of scars. 

During your incision’s initial healing period, the scar will appear pink and may be tender to the touch. There is no clear-cut answer as to how your scars will look after you heal from plastic surgery because every patient’s body responds differently to certain procedures. Genetics play a big role, making much of your scar’s appearance out of your control. But, there are definitely some things you can do to help the healing process go faster and more smoothly. Here are 3 tips to ensure you get the best results possible from your Lubbock plastic surgery experience:

  1.  Don’t smoke. If you are a smoker, this is certainly something that’s easier said than done, but it is worth the temporary sacrifice. Avoiding nicotine in all its forms is very important for your safety, results, and recovery. Your doctor should recommend that you quit smoking several weeks before your surgery, and many won’t even perform certain procedures on active smokers at all due to the impact of nicotine on the vascular system. If you have followed that advice, then not smoking during your recovery will be much easier. Plastic surgeons strongly recommend abstaining from nicotine because it reduces the amount of oxygen in your blood, replacing it with carbon monoxide. Oxygen-rich blood is essential to proper healing after surgery. Smoking and insufficient levels of oxygen can result in unnecessary complications during your surgery and in your recovery. Plus, if you’re able to stop smoking for a few months before and after your procedure, perhaps you can ditch the habit once and for all.
  2. Drink water and eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Part of a successful recovery is being able to fight off infections. Getting an infection in your incision site can leave you with worsened scarring. The healthier you are, the stronger your immune system will be, and the better equipped you will be to have a smooth recovery. Keep in mind that the water in coffee, alcohol, and soda doesn’t count towards the water you need to be drinking, as those beverages contain other chemicals that counteract the benefits of water and can actually be dehydrating. 
  3. Follow all of the wound care instructions. To heal properly after Lubbock plastic surgery, wounds need to be clean and hydrated, but otherwise should be left alone. Listen carefully when you are shown how to clean and care for your wound. Avoid bathing during the initial time frame you are given and follow all your doctor’s instructions carefully and diligently. If you have any questions at all during your recovery period, never hesitate to contact your doctor’s office. Sometimes all it takes is a simple phone call to keep a potential complication at bay. 

Other optional steps you can take to minimize scarring include using certain skin creams, or flat silicone sheeting that restricts scarring from extending too far above your skin. Some things, however, we just can’t do anything about. Factors such as aging, fair skin, genetic tendencies, and the location, size, and depth of the incision may make healing more difficult. But remember, a little bit of love and a lot of patience can help you gently care for your wound as it heals.

How to Maintain the Best Results from Your Lubbock Plastic Surgery Experience

At the end of the day, maintaining your plastic surgery results comes down to diet and exercise. While that might sound like a little cliché, it is true and there’s a good reason why it is every doctor’s number one recommendation. If you’ve gotten a tummy tuck, liposuction, or other body contouring procedure, your results are going to last longer if you aren’t counteracting them with your lifestyle. While you will have a brief recovery period, once your doctor has cleared you fully for physical activity, you should resume (or begin) an exercise regimen. Coupled with a more balanced diet, your plastic surgery results will look better and last longer. You will also feel stronger, both physically and mentally.

If you are specifically looking to maintain the results of Lubbock plastic surgery for your skin, the avoidance of sun tanning and nicotine will help improve the long-term benefits for skin and facial plastic surgery. It may take a little extra effort to remember to wear your sunscreen every day or to quit old habits, but those small steps will go a long way toward making the most of your procedure. Think of it this way: you have the opportunity to pair your new look with a new and improved lifestyle.

Call the Leader in Lubbock Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery can represent a special time in your life. For many patients, it marks a point at which they took matters into their own hands and made a choice to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence. When you decide it is time to make that positive change in your life, Rowley Plastic Surgery is here to help you every step of the way. From planning and preparation to surgery and recovery, our top priorities are the safety, satisfaction, and well-being of each of our patients.   

Dr. Jane Rowley is the leading plastic surgeon in Lubbock with over 20 years of experience providing her patients with exceptional results. She is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an expert in the field of plastic surgery. With Dr. Rowley, you can feel confident knowing you are in the best possible care. If you are ready to explore your plastic surgery options, call Rowley Plastic Surgery today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.

2020 Trends for Plastic Surgery in Lubbock

Over the course of the past several years, plastic surgery has seen a steady climb as more patients seek to reach their cosmetic goals. Many factors contribute to the growing popularity of cosmetic procedures. Advancements in technology, the influence of social media, and the social movement promoting body positivity all play a role in what drives many people to have plastic surgery in Lubbock. Any stigma that people used to associate with plastic surgery is now gone, and with lower costs and more options than ever, it’s no surprise that the interest in cosmetic procedures continues to grow. The industry is constantly evolving, and its current momentum comes with new ideas and trends for what patients want.

The Aesthetic Society recently released its projected trends for 2020, providing insight into what we can expect to see as we head into a new decade of plastic surgery. Charles H. Thorne, MD, President of the Aesthetic Society, explains, “2020 promises to be a landmark year for aesthetic plastic surgery with innovations in nonsurgical procedures, refinements in established surgical procedures and a new generation entering the market.” Here is what the Aesthetic Society predicts will be the next big things in the world of cosmetic enhancements. 

Bringing Back the Facelift

People have long known the facelift as a procedure that restores youthfulness to the face by tightening sagging skin. However, facelift surgery has not been as common in recent years because patients have been experimenting with a variety of minimally-invasive and injectable treatments that have entered the market. While these methods can have positive results, they do not compare to the outcome that Lubbock plastic surgery patients can get from a facelift. Plastic surgeons can expect to perform more facelifts in the upcoming months and years because there is no other procedure that provides such natural, long-lasting results. 

Plastic Surgery in Lubbock for Men

Although women still make up the majority of plastic surgery patients, more and more men are seeking out procedures for themselves. The mommy makeover has been a recent popular trend, but the daddy-do-over is set to be the next new fad. Preferred procedures for men will include liposuction for chest and ab contouring, magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS), and male breast reduction for gynecomastia treatment. Men are discovering the confidence and empowerment that can be gained through Lubbock plastic surgery and will likely seek it out in greater numbers than we have seen before.     

Advancements in Non-Invasive Technology

Many patients used to rule out cosmetic procedures because of the downtime that surgery often requires. But with so many non-surgical or minimally-invasive alternatives available, people can get the enhancements they want with little or no recovery and without scarring. Fillers, injectables, non-invasive body contouring, and laser techniques are just some of the ways patients can get great results without having plastic surgery in Lubbock. We have only seen the beginning of what’s possible with non-invasive technology, and 2020 promises to have many more advancements in store.

“Baby Botox”

Botox has been around for a long time, and it tops the charts year after year as the most popular minimally-invasive procedure in the U.S. Patients love to use it for wrinkle treatment because it is safe, effective, and convenient. For 2020, doctors predict that “Baby Botox”, or smaller sized injections, will be in high demand. Small injections of Botox help patients achieve wrinkle reduction without making their face appear stiff or emotionless. It also prevents facial muscles from weakening, which keeps skin looking tighter longer. The days of Lubbock plastic surgery results looking fake and obvious are over; modern patients want subtle, natural enhancements that bring out their own individual beauty.   

Welcoming Generation Z

It’s time for millennials to make room for Generation Z. People born in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s are entering the market for plastic surgery. Instead of waiting until the damage is already done, younger patients will seek out preventative treatments to try to keep the signs of aging at bay. Generation Z depends on social media for the latest beauty trends, and will continue to use it as a resource for information about plastic surgery in Lubbock. Although many plastic surgery apps are being discontinued, online communities will still heavily influence how the youngest generations decide to use cosmetic surgery.    

See Where Lubbock Plastic Surgery Can Take You 

Although trends fluctuate from year to year, some things never change. Dr. Jane Rowley has more than 20 years of experience and is the trusted name in Lubbock for all of your plastic surgery needs. Her patients look to her because she offers unmatched expertise, extensive training and experience, and ultimate satisfaction with their results. With a thorough consultation, Dr. Rowley will help you discover whether a plastic surgery trend is right for you. Call our office today to schedule a no-obligation consultation to see how you can achieve your cosmetic goals. 

Finding Greater Confidence with Lubbock Plastic Surgery

Why is it that when we look our best, we can’t help but feel good about ourselves? Beauty and confidence often go hand-in-hand, especially for women. Whether we like it or not, the society we live in has ingrained certain beauty ideals into even the youngest girls. Social media, celebrities, and even cultural norms push the idea that to be accepted, women must be pretty. When taken to the extreme, the amount of pressure we face as a result can be detrimental to our mental and emotional health. On the flip side, a healthy understanding of the benefits of taking care of your appearance can help you feel more confident and satisfied with yourself. Dr. Jane Rowley’s Lubbock plastic surgery patients can attest to the positive difference they feel after enhancing their appearance. Here’s a look inside the real relationship between beauty and confidence, and how plastic surgery in Lubbock can help. 

Why Appearance Matters

Have you ever wondered why a bad hair day can turn a perfectly good day into one you wish you could forget? We spend time in front of the mirror every morning, check our reflection again before we leave the house, and maybe even glance in the mirror one more time before we get out of the car. If you like what you see in your reflection, it can make all the difference in how you feel about yourself throughout the day. In fact, the way you see yourself can even affect your behavior. Studies have also shown that people who feel they are attractive believe they belong to a higher social class.  

When you have confidence in your looks, you can let go of insecurities that have the potential to hold you back. For example, during a job interview, your body language and overall appearance contribute to the interviewer’s judgment about your value as a future employee. Someone who feels good about the way they look will likely perform better during the interview than a candidate who feels uncomfortable with their appearance. Studies suggest that, at first glance, people tend to view women who wear makeup as “more attractive, likeable, competent and trustworthy” than those who don’t. First impressions are powerful, and can have a lasting effect on workplace relationships. 

Getting ahead won’t come by relying on your looks alone, but the confidence that comes from a positive body image can give you a real boost. Feeling beautiful matters in the workplace and everyday life, not because you need to please others but because it fosters good self-esteem. Your posture, pride, and even your popularity might all improve when you pay a little extra attention to your appearance. If you are interested in reaping the benefits of feeling confident in your own skin, Lubbock plastic surgery is just one of the ways you can do so. 

Drastic Measures

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For one woman, a 20-minute nightly skincare routine may be the perfect thing to help her feel radiant. A morning jog could be all it takes for another woman to feel confident in herself that day. Whether it’s makeup, exercise, or even just beauty sleep that makes you feel your best, there’s no denying the impact those rituals can have on your entire day. Many women use makeup to enhance their look and express themselves. Whether you prefer makeup that is dramatic and eye-catching or more simple and subtle, it costs time and money to achieve the look that makes you feel confident. Women who opt to have plastic surgery in Lubbock often get to save the time and money it takes to keep up with expensive makeup trends. For example, a facelift can smooth your skin and make you look younger without having to worry about trying to hide wrinkles by constantly applying products to your face.    

As a society, we spend billions of dollars each year on beauty products and services. Even during times of economic hardship, Americans still shell out money to make sure they look their best. A survey published by SkinStore revealed that American women spend roughly $300,000 on their faces during their lifetime. Does that figure seem high? Consider this: it doesn’t even include money spent on clothing, hair, nails, or other beauty products. The survey also showed that women put an average of $8 worth of products on their faces every day. That number varies widely depending on which part of the country a woman lives in, but regardless, it’s a definite sign of the value we place in our appearance.     

How Lubbock Plastic Surgery Fits In 

Patients who have plastic surgery in Lubbock with Dr. Rowley love their results because it improves their body image. Wanting to look your best is not a vain or frivolous ambition; beauty can be the catalyst for success and positivity in your everyday life. There is a sense of empowerment that comes from feeling confident in the way you see yourself. While products like makeup can help, the time, money, and effort they require can become burdensome. Lubbock plastic surgery offers a way to achieve your cosmetic goals without the lifetime cost and daily routine of applying layers of makeup.   

Call the Expert for Your Plastic Surgery in Lubbock

Dr. Jane Rowley has over 20 years of experience helping her patients find greater satisfaction in their appearance with plastic surgery. She carefully consults with her patients to learn their hopes and expectations, and provides her honest recommendations for each individual case. Dr. Rowley offers popular rejuvenation procedures for the face, breasts, and body and she and her exceptional staff are devoted to the satisfaction, comfort, and care of every one of their patients. If you would like to achieve greater confidence in your appearance, give us a call to schedule your no-obligation consultation today.

Popular Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures Offered at Rowley Plastic Surgery

Are you ready for a change, but do not want to undergo surgery? Technology has brought about many new non-surgical cosmetic procedures that allow men and women to improve their appearance without the use of general anesthesia, plus no lengthy recovery required.

Personalized Treatment

Among other “cosmetic surgeons near me”, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jane Rowley offers a wide variety of non-invasive choices designed to be an alternative to more extensive plastic surgery options or used in tandem with surgical procedures. During your personal consultation with Dr. Rowley, you can anticipate discussing together your goals and needs, then determining what procedures would best create your desired results.

What Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures are Available?

Dr. Rowley uses the top products and fillers in the industry, including:

BOTOX Cosmetic: As described on the BOTOX website, BOTOX is “the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults” and “delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.”

Dysport: The Dysport website explains it is a “prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face.” It also states, “Untreated muscles still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally. It’s the lines that are minimized, not your expressions.”

Sculptra Aesthetic: Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that “helps stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen production to help restore its inner structure and increase facial volume that has been lost to aging,” according to the Sculptra Aesthetic website.

Restylane: The Restylane website reads, “The Restylane line of products is formulated to act like your body’s own naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, restoring volume to your skin.”

JUVEDERM VOLUMA: The JUVEDERM website states, “Getting treated with JUVEDERM helps add volume to different areas of the face without surgery while also temporarily restoring the volume loss beneath the surface.”

Choosing Between “Cosmetic Surgeons Near Me

To achieve optimal results, it is important to not work with just any “cosmetic surgeons near me” that pop up from an Internet search. Dr. Rowley has extensive knowledge, training, and expertise to ensure she delivers natural, beautiful results – every time. If you want to learn more about non-surgical cosmetic procedures offered by Dr. Rowley at Rowley Plastic Surgery, call 806-792-3715 today.

When to Tell Others About Your Plastic Surgery in Lubbock

Is it best to open up with family and friends about receiving plastic surgery in Lubbock, or should you keep your surgery a secret? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jane Rowley explores the pros and cons of telling others about your big news.

Creating Success

There are multiple components that lead to a successful plastic surgery experience, such as choosing the right procedure that meets your individual needs as well as working with the best plastic surgeon in Lubbock. In addition, a positive outcome hinges on a smooth and well-planned recovery period, where you put yourself in a position that allows your body to rest and heal properly. This often means telling your family and friends about your choice to undergo surgery, and then enlisting their help. Arranging for outside assistance and support can make all the difference during recovery. Dr. Rowley creates a customized treatment plan for each one of her patients that gives specific post-operative instructions. It is important to discuss this plan with all caregivers to ensure you are following the guidelines designed specifically for you to be able to best heal. For more information about what recovery is like for a variety of procedures, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.

Sharing About Plastic Surgery in Lubbock

Another reason to open up about your plastic surgery in Lubbock is to help others that are going down a similar path. Your transparency can be the exact thing someone needs while making the critical decisions that inevitably come with the choice to receive plastic surgery. Not everyone has a support system, and explaining your story can provide invaluable insight.

But it is still essential to set boundaries and be selective when sharing your journey. Avoid involving others that are disapproving or judgmental. Leading up to surgery and after your procedure, Dr. Rowley works hard to help her patients decide who might be helpful to involve in their plastic surgery experience.

The Best Plastic Surgeon in Lubbock

Many men and women consider Dr. Rowley the best plastic surgeon in Lubbock. She wants to see her patients happy and fulfilled following their procedure. If you have concerns or questions about how to navigate sharing your news, Dr. Rowley takes the time to address that with you. After all, telling others about your plastic surgery in Lubbock should be exciting and enjoyable. Set up a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Rowley, and call 806-792-3715 today.

Nonsurgical Facelift Options With the Best Plastic Surgeon in Lubbock

It is often said that age is just a number. Many people find that to be true—you can be in your 50’s and still feel like you did in your younger years. But what about when you look in the mirror? Sometimes our appearance tells a different story, making us look older than we feel. Lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin on the face can give you a tired, worn out look. No one is immune to the aging process, no matter how healthy, fit, or energetic you may feel. Even if you are tired and feeling your age, that doesn’t mean you have to look that way. A nonsurgical facelift is a procedure that will refresh your appearance without anesthesia or a stay in the hospital. Dr. Jane Rowley is the best plastic surgeon in Lubbock for facial rejuvenation procedures. If you are ready to regain the youthful glow you once enjoyed, you can consider a minimally-invasive approach that will give you beautiful results.

Advantages and Drawbacks of Nonsurgical Procedures

Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures are growing more and more common every year. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 15.9 million cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures were performed in 2018. That number reflects an increase of 2 percent since the previous year, and there is every reason to believe that the popularity of minimally-invasive procedures will continue to grow. People are drawn to nonsurgical methods because they are quick, easy, and cause little to no pain. They offer a convenient way to enhance your appearance without any incisions or the price tag that usually comes with traditional plastic surgery.

Lasers and other new cosmetic techniques can do some amazing things, but It is important to keep realistic expectations. Even with the best plastic surgeon in Lubbock, nonsurgical facelift procedures sometimes need to be repeated several times to achieve optimal results. Having multiple treatments can drive up the cost of your new look. The outcome of a nonsurgical facelift won’t be as dramatic as a surgical one, but for some patients, it offers just the right amount of rejuvenation. 

Clear communication with your plastic surgeon is key to getting the results you want. A nonsurgical facelift is a very customizable procedure, so with the best plastic surgeon in Lubbock, you can address the issues that are unique to your face. Whether you have fine lines or deep wrinkles, sunken cheeks, large pores, or even acne scars, minimally-invasive facial procedures can help turn back the clock. The decision to have any cosmetic procedure is highly personal, and you would be wise to do your research before making any commitments. Here are some of the options for patients considering a nonsurgical facelift.   

Botox

Wrinkles on the forehead, mouth area, and around the eyes can be some of the biggest problems for people who would rather not reveal their age. Botox is a popular nonsurgical method for softening and smoothing out these lines. The best plastic surgeon in Lubbock will use a fine needle to inject Botox into the muscles in the areas of concern on your face, and you will feel only a slight amount of discomfort. The procedure can be done during a short office visit and results are visible in 1-2 weeks. Keep in mind that Botox does not work on wrinkles from sun damage or gravity, and you may need to schedule follow-up appointments for repeated injections as the effects are not permanent.   

Dermal Fillers

When gravity takes its toll on your face, it can cause your cheeks, lips, and eye area to appear sunken. Dermal fillers, such as Sculptra®, Juvederm®, and Voluma®, rejuvenate these areas with the injection of their smooth gel formula. Plumping up the parts of the face that have lost volume takes away dark shadows, provides definition, and visually restores youth to your complexion. Dr. Rowley, the best plastic surgeon in Lubbock, can administer your dermal fillers in a quick visit to her office and have you back on your feet immediately following the procedure. The results of dermal fillers typically last from 6-12 months.   

Fat Injections

Do you ever wish you could take your unwanted fat and use it in the areas of your body where you would like more volume? Modern advances in plastic surgery techniques allow us to do just that. The best plastic surgeon in Lubbock can transfer fat from a donor area to your face, giving it the fullness and definition that has been lost with age. Fat injection results are less predictable than they are with dermal fillers; however, with multiple treatments you should be able to achieve the look you desire and it will last indefinitely. 

Not a Fan of Needles?

Don’t let your fear of needles keep you from feeling confident in your appearance. If the thought of injectables makes you cringe, there are plenty of other options for facial rejuvenation. These procedures are useful for improving your complexion and giving your skin a beautiful, youthful glow:

  • Chemical peel
  • Dermabrasion 
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Laser/ultrasound treatments

Get a Nonsurgical Facelift With the Best Plastic Surgeon in Lubbock  

Growing older doesn’t mean you have to look old. If you want to turn back the clock on your appearance, there are many nonsurgical methods to help you achieve your desired outcome. Dr. Jane Rowley is the best plastic surgeon in Lubbock and can guide you through the process of choosing the right procedure for you. Contact our office today to schedule your no-obligation consultation and learn more about the minimally-invasive procedures we offer.