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Why Body Contouring Surgery Is Not Weight Loss Surgery

If you have been struggling with excess weight and body fat for some time, you might be considering surgical options to help you get back to your youthful figure. Although there are a few different surgical options available to aid in weight loss, not all surgeries that remove excess fat and skin are considered weight loss surgeries. Here is the difference and what you need to know.

Weight Loss Surgery

When most people talk about weight loss surgery, they are thinking about procedures such as gastric bypass and stomach lap bands. These are extreme surgeries that are usually only recommended if you are severely overweight and have been unable to lose weight through any other means. 

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Should I Be Worried about Breast Implant Illness?

If you have been considering breast augmentation, you have probably been doing a lot of research about different aspects of the procedure and living with implants. One of the trending concerns that is being raised is breast implant illness. Before getting too concerned and changing your plans for augmentation, get the facts about breast implant illness so you can make your own decision.

Breast Implant Illness Is Not Recognized

Breast implant illness is not a medically recognized disease or condition. Little is known about the effects of breast implants in the body, but the vast majority of women have no problems with their breast implants. Anecdotally, some women do have illness related to breast implants, and removing them sometimes resolves symptoms. 

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What You Need to Know About Liposuction

There are several different ways to go about body contouring, but one of the most traditional and popular of them all is liposuction. Liposuction is a relatively safe, minimally invasive procedure that is a good alternative to cosmetic surgery for many patients. Here’s what you need to know about liposuction to determine if it is right for you.

How It Works

Liposuction is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure that removes body fat from the target area, most often the abdomen. A small incision is made, and a cannula is placed within the body. The fat cells in the area are broken up and then removed with an attached vacuum tool. Liposuction is not weight loss surgery. While you may see a pound or two difference, you will not really lose weight with this procedure.

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Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery for Younger, More Open Eyes

Do your eyes look droopy, partially shut, or have skin folds? These issues, as well as lines and wrinkles around the eyes, can be treated with eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty. A brow lift will also compliment eyelid surgery and help to give you a more open, youthful look. Here’s what you need to know to determine if eyelid surgery and a brow lift are right for you.

The Surgery Itself

The surgery itself is done in house at our JCAHO  accredited ( same grade as a hospital) OR. Your surgeon will use a very thin bladed scalpel or radiofrequency to make tiny incisions around your eyes, removing excess skin and pulling skin tight around the eyes. The brow lift is similar, pulling the brows up from the eyes to give you a more open look.

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Breast Lift Vs. Breast Augmentation: Choosing the Right Option for You

There are many things that women might dislike about their breasts—size, shape, firmness, and tightness. Many women believe that the best way to correct these issues is with breast implants. However, breast augmentation is not always the best answer. Sometimes a breast lift is all you need to get the results you are looking for. Here’s more information to help you make the right decision.

Sagging Breasts

If you have sagging breasts, you may just need a breast lift. If you still have the volume in your breasts that you prefer, but they are stretched and sagging from age or breastfeeding, you can get a breast lift and have amazing results. However, if you have sagging breasts accompanied by volume loss, as can happen with breastfeeding mothers, you may want to opt for breast augmentation.

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The Best Time for a Mommy Makeover

As a mother, you make many sacrifices for your children. Some of those sacrifices are just bringing them into this world and sustaining them in the first months of life. For many women, these sacrifices look like stubborn areas of fat, loose or stretched skin in the tummy, and deflated and sagging breasts. We offer the Mommy Makeover just for these mothers. The Mommy Makeover is a customized procedure for you that generally includes both breast and body procedures. This can include a breast augmentation, lift or both as well as anything from liposuction alone all the way to a full tummy tuck including the muscles that can spread apart during pregnancy. Like all good things, there is an appropriate time to get the Mommy Makeover.

No More Children

If you are planning on having more children, you should wait to have the Mommy Makeover. As you go through another pregnancy, your body will change again and the surgery you have now will only have to be performed again, which carries some risks. If you have decided that you will not be having any more children, it may be a good time for a Mommy Makeover.

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