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The Top 5 Plastic Surgery Procedures of 2017: Breast Augmentation Satisfaction and More

Plastic surgery trends are always changing. Years ago, you didn’t get cosmetic plastic surgery unless you wanted a dramatically different look. Today, cosmetic plastic surgery is more about restoring your body to its former glory and getting a natural, not overdone look. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released statistics for the top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2017. They were as follows:

  1. Breast Augmentation
  2. Liposuction
  3. Nose Reshaping
  4. Eyelid Surgery
  5. Tummy Tuck

The best plastic surgeons should be able to deliver beautiful, natural-looking results. You deserve to leave the office happier and more confident than when you came in. At Rowley Plastic Surgery in Lubbock, TX, Dr. Jane Rowley is a surgeon with world-class training and expertise. Her patients can have full confidence in her exceptional skill set and caring, yet straightforward demeanor. Let’s look at a few of the top five procedures and see what Dr. Rowley’s patients have to say about their experience.

Breast Augmentation Satisfaction Ratings

The number one most popular cosmetic procedure for over a decade, 98% of patients on Realself say their breast augmentation was “worth it.” A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery showed that over 90% of patients had improved self-esteem after a breast augmentation and about 64% said their quality of life had also improved. Dr. Rowley spends a long time talking to her augmentation patients about cup sizes and types of implants, and emphasizes that patients need to have realistic goals for the most positive outcomes. According to Dr. Rowley,

“The most difficult—and important—aspect of this procedure is making sure the patient has clear expectations.  A skilled surgeon can make your breasts larger, but we cannot make your breasts look like someone else’s breasts.”

Dr. Rowley’s patients are thrilled with their breast augmentation results, and consider her one of the best plastic surgeons in the area. Here’s what one of her patients had to say after this procedure:

“A great doctor is essential for a great breast augmentation. Doctor Jane Rowley is just that and more! She is professional, compassionate, and detail oriented with a excellent bedside manner. She is sincere in listening to my needs and wants while maintaining the highest quality of patient safety. My end result is beautiful, sexy and very tasteful. I now have fuller, more natural looking breasts that are proportionate to my body . . . I give my highest recommendation for anyone wanting a breast augmentation to Doctor Jane. I love my results and could not ask for a better surgeon and staff.” – Realself review from jenzy11

Look Instantly Younger with Eyelid Surgery

Patients who have excess skin on their upper or lower eyelids can have it removed with a blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. On Realself, eyelid surgery ranks close to breast augmentation satisfaction, with 94% of patients saying their eyelid surgery was “worth it”. Dr. Rowley says she’s had eyelid surgery herself, and it’s an easy operation. Dr. Rowley explains, 

“The upper eyelids are the procedure that can give a patient the most significant change in their appearance with the most minimal surgical recovery. The key thing is to not take too much skin off of the upper eyelids, which can cause serious complications.”

Upper eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat to leave the upper lid skin tighter and fresher in appearance. Lower eyelid surgery addresses the bags under your eyes, giving you a refreshed and youthful look. One patient says,

“I have seen Jane for years for things like botox and fillers. She has sutured up my kids and taken skin cancers off my parents. I finally found time to do my upper eyelids. I am 50 years old and I swear I look ten years younger. Friends think I have lost weight or have new makeup! Jane and her office staff are the best. . .” – Realself.com review from lulub79410

Get the Best Plastic Surgeon for your Tummy Tuck

It’s not always easy to get rid of that stomach bulge after having children or losing a lot of weight. For men and women who have excess skin and fatty tissue in their tummy area, an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, may be the right option. On Realself, 97% of patients say their tummy tuck was “worth it”. Dr. Rowley says,

“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.”

“I had a great experience overall with Dr. Jane Rowley. She did an excellent job of offering options to me and we both decided that a tummy tuck would give me the best result. . .  I have referred many of my friend to her and that is all due to the fact of me being completely pleased with how awesome my tummy looks now!!!! Dr. Rowley is very down to earth, a trait that many Dr.’s don’t possess. I would recommend her time and time again!!!” – Realself review from trooperwife

Dr. Rowley was recently distinguished as an IDEAL IMPLANT® Premier Network Surgeon due to her extensive experience working with IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. Patients who choose this implant have very positive breast augmentation satisfaction. Call Dr. Rowley today at 806-792-3715 for more information. Contact Dr. Rowley for a no-obligation consultation today!

Looking at Your Breast Implant Options with Dr. Jane Rowley

Maybe you want to restore lost breast volume from nursing your baby, or perhaps you’ve always had a lack of breast tissue and are ready to get the breasts you’ve always wanted. It could be that you’ve always had asymmetrical breasts, and you just want them to finally look even. Women have all different reasons for wanting a breast augmentation, and the different types of breast implants on the market today can help you achieve your personal goals. In Lubbock, TX, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jane Rowley presents all your breast implant options and works with you to obtain beautiful, natural-looking results. Here’s a brief explanation about each type of implant and what you need to know before you settle on one.

Types of Breast Implants

Silicone gel breast implants: For years, women have liked silicone gel implants for their natural feel and look. These implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel and are FDA-approved for women over the age of 22. The implant is filled when it’s manufactured, so longer incisions are needed to place these implants. If a silicone gel implant ruptures, it is undetectable by looking in the mirror, so an MRI scan of the breasts is recommended every 2-3 years by the FDA to be sure there is no silicone gel leaking into your body. These implants can have smooth or textured shells.

Silicone gel “Gummy bear,” implants: Just like the name suggests, these feel like a “gummy bear” because the silicone gel inside is thicker and more cohesive. These implants are available in round or teardrop shapes. Among your breast implant options, if you choose a teardrop-shape you’ll get less fullness in the upper part of your breast, but the bottom half of your breast will drop more naturally. However, if a shaped implant rotates in the body, it can look distorted and require another surgery to correct. Patients over the age of 22 are FDA-approved for these implants.

Saline breast implants: For women who are worried about silicone gel leaking into their body, saline implants are an alternative choice. If you experience a leak in your saline implants, you will be able to see it with a quick glance in the mirror, and the saline will be safely absorbed by your body. Since saline implants are not filled until surgery, they can often be placed with a smaller incision. This also allows your plastic surgeon to add or take out saline solution during surgery for more symmetrical breasts. Some women complain that saline implants feel too similar to a water balloon, and they tend to wrinkle more than other types of breast implants. These are only available in round shapes, and the FDA has approved them for patients over 18.

Structured breast implants, or the IDEAL IMPLANT®: These implants were designed by a plastic surgeon to combine the look and feel of silicone gel with the safety of saline. The IDEAL IMPLANT contains a layered structure so the saline inside will stay in place and not slosh around. A recent study showed that the IDEAL IMPLANT has significantly lower rupture and capsule contracture rates than silicone gel implants. These implants can be placed with a small incision, come only in a round shape, and are FDA approved for patients over 18 years old.

Dr. Rowley says she feels confident in the IDEAL IMPLANT, and likes that it gives her patients peace of mind. “They know when their implant is leaking, they can plan their lives around that, and they know that it’ll be a relatively simple procedure to remove and replace it.”

Breast Implant Options: Textures and Profiles

Though some implants are filled with saline and others with silicone gel, every breast implant on the market today is made with an outer “crosslinked,” solid silicone shell. Sometimes implants have a textured surface to prevent movement inside the chest capsule and avoid rippling of the skin. Out of all the types of breast implants, the IDEAL IMPLANT is made only with a smooth surface.

You can also customize the look you want by choosing varying breast implant profiles. The same amount of volume in a low profile implant will look different than in a moderate or a high profile implant. High profile implants are used to achieve more fullness and projection, while low and moderate profile implants often look more natural. A low profile breast implant is ideal for women with wider chests, while a high profile implant can work better on women with a narrow chest wall.

Why Women Choose Rowley Plastic Surgery

If you’re considering breast implants in Lubbock, TX, you can expect confidence, competence, and communication at Rowley Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rowley is an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Network Surgeon due to her extensive experience working with IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. She can go over all of your breast implant options  with you and help you select the best one for your body. Call Dr. Rowley today at 806-792-3715 for more information. Contact Dr. Rowley for a no-obligation consultation today!

How to Get Natural Feeling Breast Implants in Lubbock

When considering breast implants, Lubbock women often have questions about how their new breasts will compare to natural ones. Women not only want a particular look for their implants, but they are also hopeful for results that feel like the real thing. After surgery, these women eventually stop thinking about their new breasts as implants and start considering them to be part of their breasts. Natural-feeling results from breast augmentation come from making the right choices with your surgeon before your procedure. It is important to discuss all of the following variables with your board-certified plastic surgeon to make sure you have the best chance at getting the outcome you want.

Silicone, Saline, or Structured Implants

The type of implant you choose can have a significant role in how quickly your breasts feel normal again. Softer silicone gel implants feel natural sooner following surgery than saline implants. But, you have different implants to try before you make that final decision. Your surgeon should give you the chance to feel both types of implants before making your decision.

The new IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants are the latest in implant technology that offer the natural look and feel of silicone gel and the peace of mind of saline. Dr. Rowley is part of an exclusive network of plastic surgeons that provides this option to patients. With a structure of chambers and shells inside the implant, its saline filler can move in such a way that it gives the implant a beautiful, natural feel without any of the disadvantages of silicone gel breast implants. Lubbock patients can find out more about the IDEAL IMPLANT at Rowley Plastic Surgery.

Existing Breast Tissue

The more natural breast tissue you have to support the implant, the more quickly the implant will blend with your body and convey a natural look and feel. During your breast augmentation consultation, your plastic surgeon will assess the amount of available breast tissue to give you an idea of how the implants will look on your body.

Breast Implant Size

The larger the implant, the longer it may take to feel like part of your natural breast. Some breast implants in Lubbock may be so large that they will never quite obtain that feel. If your goal is to simply augment what you already have and gain or regain some shape, then you should be careful with the size. A natural look is most often achieved when body proportions are kept in balance.

Breast Implant Placement: Under or Over the Muscle

If you do not have enough breast tissue to cover the implant, it must be placed under the chest muscle. This type of placement requires time for the muscle to stretch and thin out. In general, implant placement beneath the muscle tends to look more like natural breasts and less like breast implants. Lubbock women are all different, so this will not be the right placement for every body type. Women with limited natural breast tissue find that placement under the muscle is necessary. A natural look and feel can also be obtained for implants placed above the muscle.

Breast Implants Above the Muscle

Implants placed below the breast tissue but above the chest muscle are called subglandular or subfascial. Some things to consider about this type of placement include:

  • Typically less invasive than below the muscle breast implants in Lubbock
  • Quicker recovery because the muscle stays intact
  • No distortion from flexing muscles
  • No size limitation due to limited space under the muscle
  • Breast implants can be placed closer together providing more cleavage
  • More likely to have visible rippling of the implant
  • Less support for the implant putting it at risk of dropping over time
  • More likely to cause stretch marks and blemishes
  • More difficult to mammogram

Breast Implants Under the Muscle

Placement under the muscle is often referred to as subpectoral. Here are some things you should know about this placement:

  • Less risk of folds or ripples in the implant becoming visible
  • More tissue covering and protecting the breast implants
  • Less risk of firmness or capsular contracture
  • Longer recovery period
  • Interference with some physical activities like push-ups or weight lifting
  • Potential for visible flexing of the muscle over the breast implants
  • Higher-positioned implants can look unnatural

What Can You Do?

Apart from the psychological and physical aspects to owning their breast implants, Lubbock women can take control and do some things on their own to contribute to a natural feel.

  • Massage: deep massage to the breast implants, especially early after the surgery are important. While this is not the most comfortable thing following surgery, it is important to work the surrounding tissue, helping it feel supple and natural. And if your implant is under your chest muscle, this can help that muscle stretch and relax as well.
  • The Right Surgeon: select a surgeon who truly knows how to give you more natural results. Choosing a doctor certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery will significantly increase your likelihood of achieving your desired results.
  • Patience: a natural feel can take from two to nine months post-surgery to obtain. Be patient with your body. Take care of your new body, and give it the time it needs to become yours in both look and feel.

Achieving Natural Breast Augmentation Results in Lubbock

There are no right or wrong choices when it comes to your breast implants. Lubbock patients should take their surgical consultation as an opportunity to review all of their options and discuss the right fit for their body type and personal goals. At Rowley Plastic Surgery, you will find that board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jane Rowley uses her expertise and experience to help each of her patients make the best decisions for their plastic surgery experience. Contact us today to schedule your no-obligation consultation and explore your cosmetic options.