Let’s face it. It seems to be an overwhelming amount of information about cosmetic and plastic surgery. But with the contributions of some Plastic Surgeons that are experts in their field, we will give you the basic facts you need to make an informed decision about popular procedures.
What Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Experts Have to Say
On this site, we will be discussing the most popular body procedures that prospective patients ask about: Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Mommy Makeover, Breast Enhancement and Lifts and Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBL).
There are several different types of liposuction procedures. Advances in technology should mean the end of botched and poor results but unfortunately, there are still doctors using marginal techniques that disappoint patients and leave the body somewhat disfigured. When a patient trusts a doctor to do their liposuction procedure, they expect the promised results, not to have to spend more money to get their work corrected.
On our page about liposuction, we will discuss the different kinds and the pros and cons of each and the gold standard of state-of-the-art high definition liposuction so you can make a more informed decision. Great surgeons can do liposculpture, not just remove fat!
When you chose your surgeon, choose wisely. Price shopping can lead to liposuction revisions which end up costing more than having a top plastic surgeon or cosmetic doctor do your liposuction right.
There are two types of tummy tucks, a mini and full tuck. The mini tuck involves the upper portion of the abdomen, removal of excess skin, and is done with liposuction most of the time. A full tummy tuck addresses both the upper and lower part of the abdomen and allows the surgeon to correct muscle separation, usually due to childbirth or excessive weight gain. An essential but often overlooked consideration is the skill of the surgeon to keep the belly button looking natural and positioned atomically correctly.
We recommend a plastic surgeon vs. a cosmetic surgeon as a rule for a full tummy tuck. See our page on tummy tucks for more in-depth information and to determine which procedure is most likely to give you the outcome that you desire.
A mommy makeover is a group of procedures that are designed to give women back their pre-pregnancy appearance and often, to give women balance and curves they did not have even before having children. Wow there is no one single formula for a mommy makeover, as a rule, it entails a combination of the following procedures:
- Full or mini tummy tuck
- Breast enhancement
- Breast lift
Depending on the experience and skill of the surgeon, the technique called 360 liposuction, may be used at the same time to remove fat from the thighs, bra line, back area, and do what’s called waistline narrowing. This saves the patient from having multiple procedures and provides the surgeon with the opportunity to create 360 balance and beauty to a woman’s body.
Breast Enhancement and Lift
These popular surgeries I have also undergone some advancements. Implants have become more and more natural in there feel an appearance and we now know that silicone implants are safe. Depending on your age, childbearing and genetics, your surgeon may recommend that you have a breast lift. Implants need a firm tissue to support their weight and if the doctor recommends a lift, he or she is ensuring that the result is not the “grapefruit in a sock” look.
There are now advanced types of liposuction that preserve fat rather than destroy it. What that means is that fat can be used to transplant into other parts of your body where it is more desired, like the breasts. Fat transfer to the breast has its limitations and is appropriate when no more than an extra cup size is desired but it adds a beautiful and natural look to your breasts.
Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
The Brazilian butt lift is the fastest-growing cosmetic procedure today. Most people think the “Miami BBL” with very large very round bottoms when they think BBL, but many plastic and cosmetic surgeons are doing this procedure to create proportion and natural curves. Very few women want their bottom to be substantially bigger, but they do want them to be rounder and have more projection.
A BBL is done in one of two ways. It can be done with an implant or with fat harvested with liposuction from another part of your body. Increasingly, surgeons are moving away from implants and using healthy fat, they harvest to sculpt the ideal shape. If you are considering having a BBL be sure and talk to a surgeon that has done many of them and look at their patient results. Although this is a fairly straightforward procedure, it takes an artistic eye and extreme caution to ensure the fat is placed correctly and safely. See our page on BBLs for questions to ask of the doctor you are considering for your BBL.
Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Trends
is growing in popularity and more doctors are looking to cash in on the trend. Make sure the doctor you chose has the experience and specialize training that he or she needs to get superior results.