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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 treated… 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

Five Benefits of Wrinkle Relaxers

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August 17, 2022
Restore Plastic Surgery offers BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® for dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles occur with facial expression, often forming between the eyes, at the corner of the eyes, across the forehead, and around the lips. Dynamic wrinkles are only visible when the face moves. BOTOX and Dysport both work by interrupting the signal between nerve and muscle, allowing the muscle to relax completely. This does not paralyze the muscle, but reduces its tension sufficiently to allow the overlying skin to become smooth. A single treatment can produce results for up to four months. Why Consider Wrinkle Relaxers There are several reasons you might consider a wrinkle relaxer. These include:… Read Full Post

Which Type of Facelift is Best for Me?

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August 04, 2022
Facelift surgery eliminates skin laxity and lifts underlying tissue from the jawline to the cheeks. Depending on the amount of facial sagging and other issues unique to your anatomy, facial optimization may be accomplished through: Full Facelift to smooth sagging skin from the collarbones to the cheeks SMAS Facelift to address sagging cheeks, jowls, and double chin Mini Facelift to improve the appearance of jowls, double chin, and turkey waddle Mid Facelift to Lift sagging skin on the cheeks Which of these techniques is optimal for your needs depends on the issues you want to correct. The best way to find out which type of facelift will help you reach your goals is through a one-on-one… Read Full Post

What is Ptosis and How is it Treated?

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July 18, 2022
Ptosis is the medical name for drooping eyelids. It may result from genetics, fatigue, or paralysis due to illness or disease, but it is often just a simple consequence of aging. Ptosis can obscure vision. When the upper lids droop sufficiently to cover a portion of the visual field, ptosis may impede your lifestyle. It can also produce a more aged, sleepy, and inattentive appearance, causing many to seek a solution to the problem. Eyelid Surgery Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is the most effective and longest-lasting option for ptosis. With this procedure, the upper lids are lifted to reveal more of the eye while the eyebrows are raised into a more youthful and attractive… Read Full Post

Making the Most of Your Breast Augmentation Recovery

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July 06, 2022
Recovery from breast augmentation can take four to six weeks. Many women can resume non-strenuous forms of exercise, such as walking and bicycling, within a week, and return to non-demanding jobs within five to seven days as well. However, the care you take of your body in the days after your procedure will have an impact on how quickly you recover. The First Few Weeks During the first few days of recovery, some swelling, bruising, and discomfort are all possible. It is important that you keep your incisions dry and clean during this time and that you minimize activities to allow your body time to heal. You can help make this time the most beneficial by: Having a friend or family member… Read Full Post

How Soon After Liposuction Can I Exercise?

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June 21, 2022
Recovery from liposuction takes four to six weeks. It may take up to eight before you can resume the most demanding exercises. During the first few days of liposuction recovery, you will need to limit physical activity. It is a good idea to have a friend or family member help around the house during these first days to allow yourself time to rest. Most people are able to resume light work responsibilities within five to seven days. It may take up to eight weeks before you can resume physically challenging tasks. It may also be eight weeks before you can resume more advanced and difficult forms of exercise. Light exercise, however, can begin within a day of your procedure. Exercising After… Read Full Post

What’s a Daddy Makeover?

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June 06, 2022
Age, diet, activity level, and more can all conspire to alter the body in uncomfortable ways. Sometimes, even with the best efforts, lumpy fat deposits, loose and sagging skin, and similar issues can impact male bodies, while issues like facial wrinkling, skin laxity, and more can further reduce confidence and self-esteem. All of these things can be addressed during a daddy makeover. What if I’m Not a Dad? You don’t have to be a dad to undergo a daddy makeover. All you need to be is ready to change your life. This procedure is designed to address the ways aging and lifestyle choices can impact the male appearance – and these factors exist whether men are fathers or not. The best way to… Read Full Post

Three Reasons to Consider Liposuction

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May 17, 2022
Liposuction is an effective way to eliminate stubborn deposits of fat from nearly any area of the body. While not a weight-loss treatment, liposuction can remove fat deposits that have proven difficult to eliminate through diet and exercise, helping to complete the results from those efforts and produce a toned and trimmed physique. At Restore Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ben Brown utilizes proven liposuction techniques to help reduce risks and improve results. This enables us to treat delicate areas like the neck and chin and to produce ideal contours throughout the entire body. If there are areas of your body that have failed to respond to diet and exercise, give… Read Full Post