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Four Advantages of DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

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January 30, 2023
DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforator) Flap breast reconstruction uses tissue and fat from the abdominal area to reconstruct the breast mound. This advanced breast reconstruction option produces the most natural-feeling results and eliminates potential complications from breast implants. Very few plastic surgeons offer the DIEP Flap technique. Dr. Ben Brown, a board-certified plastic surgeon near Pensacola, is proud to be among them. Accepting patients from all areas of the country, Dr. Brown is a preferred in-network provider for DIEP Flap surgery and welcomes the opportunity to meet with you, listen to your concerns, and help you determine if it is the right solution for your needs… Read Full Post

Am I a Good Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

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January 15, 2023
Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a surgical procedure in which fat is taken from one area of your body and carefully reinjected in the buttocks. BBL improves the size and shape of the derriere, creating ideal symmetry between the bottom and surrounding features. It can enhance clothing options, optimize lower-body contours, and create a fuller, softer, and more attractive look. The fat for BBL is typically taken from the thighs, abdomen, and flanks. You must have enough fat in your body to support a BBL to be a candidate for the procedure. In addition, you must be: A nonsmoker In good health Ready for a surgical procedure Able to take time to recover Willing to follow pre and… Read Full Post
Category: Body Contouring

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation: Pros and Cons

December 30, 2022
Fat transfer breast augmentation is a procedure that uses fat harvested from another area of the body to improve the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts. An alternative to breast augmentation with implants, fat transfer breast enhancement produces subtle results that look and feel like natural breast tissue. As with any breast surgery, fat transfer breast augmentation offers remarkable results for some, but is not ideal for all. Considering the pros and cons of the procedure – and discussing your options with our board-certified plastic surgeon – can help ensure you make the best decision for your body. The Benefits and Limitations of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation One of the most… Read Full Post

Permanent Solutions for Gynecomastia

December 15, 2022
Gynecomastia is the medical name for excess tissue in male chests. Producing the appearance of breasts, gynecomastia obscures upper body definition, impacts clothing options, and is a common source of embarrassment. Sadly, even with a healthy diet and solid exercise regimen, the condition may fail to go away on its own. Male breast reduction is one of the surest ways to eliminate gynecomastia for good. Depending on the condition's underlying cause, this may be accomplished with liposuction alone. However, in some cases, the removal of excess glandular tissue may be needed as well. Both techniques will produce permanent results. Once fat and tissue have been removed, they cannot grow… Read Full Post

Full or Mini Tummy Tuck? Which One is Right for You?

November 30, 2022
Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is used to restore a firm and well-defined appearance to the body's midsection. As the name implies, the focal area of tummy tuck surgery is the belly, but the procedure can also draw in the waist and highlight the hips, allowing it to enhance several aspects of the middle portion of the frame. There are two primary types of tummy tuck surgery: Full Abdominoplasty Mini Abdominoplasty The right choice for your specific needs depends on your anatomy and goals. Talking to Dr. Ben Brown about your desires is the best way to learn if the full or mini option will be right for you. Full Tummy Tuck During full tummy tuck surgery, liposuction removes stubborn… Read Full Post

Are You Tired of Looking Tired? It Might be Time to Consider Blepharoplasty

November 15, 2022
Dark and puffy skin beneath the eyes can create the appearance of constant exhaustion. Sometimes this is accurate, and a person is truly tired. In these cases, maybe a little more rest would be helpful. More often, however, dark circles and bags beneath the eyes are simply a part of the aging process – and no amount of rest or relaxation will do anything to stop them. Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as an eyelid lift or eyelid surgery, is a wonderful option for people experiencing discoloration and lax skin underneath the eyes. Lower blepharoplasty focuses on this area, restoring a well-rested, uniformly colored, and wrinkle-free appearance to the lower eyelids and sockets. Lower… Read Full Post

Plan Your Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Treatments Now for Optimal Holiday Results

October 30, 2022
With advancements in cosmetic procedures, you can get excellent results from non-surgical facial treatments such as dermal fillers. However, just because a procedure is less invasive doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan it. The holidays may seem far away, but you should be considering non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments now if you want to look subtly refreshed for those special seasonal events. Read on to learn more about types of non-surgical facial rejuvenations and how to best time treatments for the holidays.  Types of Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Many facial treatments fall under the non-surgical category. One of the most popular non-surgical facial treatments is dermal… Read Full Post

Benefits Offered By DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

October 15, 2022
Breast cancer is a traumatizing illness with serious consequences for your physical and mental health. Many patients undergo mastectomies or lumpectomies that dramatically alter their breasts.   Those who choose breast reconstruction as part of their healing process often feel overwhelmed by the different surgery options. While many people opt for implants, advancements in breast reconstruction allow you to consider other approaches, such as a DIEP Flap. A DIEP flap breast reconstruction uses fat and skin tissue from your abdomen to construct new breasts. This type of breast reconstruction is an advanced procedure that only a select group of plastic surgeons are skilled enough to perform… Read Full Post

How Much Liposuction can be Done at Once?

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September 19, 2022
There are several reasons fat can accumulate throughout the body. Weight fluctuations, pregnancy, diet and activity levels, and even the simple aging process can add bulk and create a softer, less defined appearance. To make matters worse, common areas for fat accumulation, such as the belly and hips, are often resistant to diet and exercise. No matter how hard you try to sculpt these areas on your own, they may never take on a genuinely desirable shape. Liposuction removes stubborn deposits of fat from nearly every area of the body, including: Ankles and calves Thighs and hips Belly and low back Upper arms Chest and upper back Neck and chin However, having several of these areas… Read Full Post

Will I Need a Breast Lift After Nursing?

September 06, 2022
The breasts change during pregnancy. During the first trimester, breasts begin to enlarge, and slight nipple size and shape changes may occur. As milk ducts continue to develop in the second trimester, the breasts will continue to increase in volume, often necessitating a larger and more supportive bra. By the third trimester, changes in nipple shape and location, and breast volume will reach their height, with breasts often becoming very heavy right before labor. For mothers who choose to breastfeed, the breasts will retain much of their volume while the baby nurses. For some women, the breasts return to their original size without any issues after pregnancy and nursing. However, for… Read Full Post