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Revision of DIEP Flap Reconstruction and Recovery

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August 01, 2020
Fast Facts: DIEP (deep inferior epigastric artery perforator) flap is a technique in which skin and fat (no muscle) are used to reconstruct a breast. The breast is reconstructed entirely with your own tissue, so you don’t have to deal with implants. Your breasts look and feel natural and I’ll make them as symmetric as possible. DIEP flap reconstruction involves taking skin and fat from the lower abdomen. Patients like the “tummy tuck” it provides. DIEP flap revision is a second surgery performed to achieve the final breast contour. During this stage of the reconstruction, we can address any issues you have with your new breast and improve the aesthetic appearance compared to your… Read Full Post

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Recovery

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July 21, 2020
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Recovery   Recovery from lower eyelid blepharoplasty usually takes 10-14 days. It is more of a social recovery, i.e., most of my patients feel fine but might avoid certain social situations because they “look rough.” Knowing what to expect after blepharoplasty is important so you don’t feel overwhelmed. This blog explains what you should understand about lower eyelid blepharoplasty recovery.   Keep your eyes moist It can be a little scary to wake up from surgery and find that your vision is blurry. This is not something to worry about. It does not mean the surgery was unsuccessful. You vision is blurry because we apply a thick layer of ointment to prevent… Read Full Post

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

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July 21, 2020
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty   Fast Facts: Lower eyelid blepharoplasty or eye bag surgery is performed to improve the appearance of the undereye area. It addresses lower eyelid bags, tear troughs, sagging skin and wrinkles in the lower eye area. The procedure can be done under local or general anesthesia and takes less than an hour to perform. Recovery time is usually 10-14 days.  The recovery is primarily a social recovery.  Most people feel ok, but they look rough during the recovery.   What is lower eyelid blepharoplasty? Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is performed to rejuvenate the eyes. Lower eyelid surgery treats loose skin, excess fat, and… Read Full Post

Does Breast Tissue Grow Back after a Mastectomy?

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July 16, 2020
A mastectomy is one of the most common treatments for breast cancer. During this procedure, the entire breast is removed in order to get rid of all cancerous cells in the region. There are several different mastectomy techniques. Depending on the severity of your breast cancer, your oncologist may recommend: Total mastectomy – The entire breast, including the skin, areola and nipple, are removed. Skin-sparing mastectomy – The breast tissue, nipple and areola are removed, but most of the skin is left intact. Nipple-sparing mastectomy – The breast tissue is removed, but the nipple and skin are left intact. Modified radical mastectomy – The entire breast is removed as with a total… Read Full Post

Am I a Tummy Tuck Candidate?

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June 04, 2020
If countless hours of crunches and ab workouts have failed to deliver the toned stomach you desire, you’re not alone. Genetics often play a major role in your ability to achieve your desired appearance. In many instances, a tummy tuck can put the finishing touches on your workout efforts, providing the flat stomach you’ve worked so hard to achieve. A tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal region. Loose, stretched or torn abdominal muscles are also tightened. The end result is a more toned, flat stomach. You are most likely a good tummy tuck candidate if you: Are in good overall health Have realistic expectations for the outcome of… Read Full Post
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How to Make Plastic Surgery Worth It

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May 28, 2020
Plastic surgery can be alluring, especially when you look at before and after photos of ordinary folks or glamorous celebrities looking like a million bucks. But, undergoing plastic surgery is a major decision and can cost thousands of dollars. If you’re considering going under the knife, what can you do to make plastic surgery worth it? Patients often ask me, “What can I do to make sure I’m getting the most out of my plastic surgery procedure?” Today, I want to spend some time answering that question. Good Plastic Surgery Happens in the Office, Not the Operating Room Most people assume that the results from plastic surgery depend on the surgeon’s skills in the operating room – in other… Read Full Post

My Approach to Plastic Surgery

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May 07, 2020
Each year Americans spend more than $16 billion on cosmetic plastic surgery. The procedures range from minimally invasive nonsurgical treatments like wrinkle treatment injections, chemical peels, and laser hair removal to more extensive plastic surgery procedures like facelifts, tummy tucks, breast reductions, and nose reshaping. People who’re looking to significantly rejuvenate their face or body typically need to go under the knife. This is not a decision to be taken lightly. And it’s the plastic surgeon’s job to help you make the right choice. In this article, I’ll tell you a little bit about my approach to plastic surgery. My goal is to give you the best possible results possible,… Read Full Post

Are You Ready for a Breast Reconstruction?

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November 26, 2019
Breast cancer is devastating, life-changing, and traumatic. There are physical and emotional roadblocks that all breast cancer survivors struggle with after beating cancer. Some women have full breast tissue removal on one or both breasts, known as a mastectomy or partial removal, known as a lumpectomy. These surgical procedures significantly increase your chances of eradicating breast cancer. They also take a large toll on your confidence and self-esteem, which is why most women have breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or lumpectomy to restore femininity.  There are several aspects to keep in mind as you consider if and when to have breast reconstruction, including:  1. The… Read Full Post

Your Virtual Consultation

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July 23, 2019
Meeting the doctor face-to-face is one of the key steps in any plastic surgery journey. At Restore Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ben Brown and Dr. Ashley Chandler are pleased to welcome patients who are ready to take the next step to our Pensacola office for an initial consultation. However, if you're not quite ready to start scheduling appointments but you want honest feedback from experienced cosmetic surgeons, Restore Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer virtual consultations. Your virtual consultation is complimentary. Simply upload your photo and fill out the form, and one of our plastic surgeons will arrange a time to talk to you online. Dr. Brown or Dr. Chandler can provide insights on your… Read Full Post