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For women whose breasts are sagging or overlarge, a breast lift or reduction procedure can provide a smaller, lifted bust. Breast reduction will remove excess skin and fatty tissues from the breasts, reshaping and lifting them. From consultation to recovery, your cosmetic surgeon will be available to answer your questions and help you achieve the maximum result you want. Here is a brief look at what to expect when undergoing breast reduction surgery.
Consultation, Exam, and Screening
The first step in your breast reduction procedure will be a consultation and exam with your cosmetic surgeon. During this time, you will talk to your surgeon about the results you want to see and she will perform a full exam. You and your surgeon will decide upon the type of breast procedure that will best meet your needs.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
A breast reduction removes excess tissue to reduce the size and shape of the breast. It also repositions the nipple and lifts the breast. Your procedure will be performed as an outpatient surgery using Light Sleep Anesthesia. The cosmetic surgeon will raise the location of the nipple and areola and create a new envelope of breast tissue to facilitate reshaping and lifting of the breast.
Breast Reduction Recovery and Results
After your breast procedure, you will need to wear a bra continuously for at least 21 days. Women who undergo breast reduction experience very little pain or swelling. In fact, you can return to work in as few as three to five days following the procedure. After your body has recovered, you will notice a smaller bust and more youthful-looking breasts. Scars (which will be placed as unobtrusively as possible) will fade dramatically over one to two years after your surgery.
Learn more about what to expect from your breast reduction procedure by visiting Persons Plastic Surgery. Call (925) 297-4614 to begin the process with Dr. Barbara L. Persons, MD, who specializes in breast procedures. Visit our website for more information about this and other cosmetic surgery options.
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Don't let the aging process take away your natural radiance and vitality. With the help of an experienced cosmetic surgeon, you can find the right non-surgical treatments to keep you looking great without the recovery time of more invasive procedures. If you're considering treating yourself to some rejuvenating non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the near future, here are some of your options:
Facials do not only help to make you feel relaxed and pampered, but they also improve circulation to the skin. The combination of oxygen, water, and nutrients helps to rehydrate dry skin and reduce the appearance of mild wrinkles and fine lines. Facials are excellent for the treatment of acne, rosacea, aging skin, and sun-damaged skin.
Chemical peels work to remove the most superficial layers of the skin, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles, acne scarring, and skin discoloration. These procedures also stimulate the skin to create more collagen and elastin, two substances that promote a healthy, youthful appearance.
These injectable fillers can be very effective in eliminating or reducing the appearance of mild to severe facial wrinkles and folds, improving the overall smoothness and uniformity of the skin. Dermal fillers can also be used to add volume to the lips and treat mild acne scars. Depending on your unique needs and goals, one of many injectable fillers may be right for you.
At Persons Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer a wide variety of effective rejuvenation solutions to keep you looking and feeling great. If you're interested in learning more about our offerings, call us today at (925) 297-4614 to set up a consultation.
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Cosmetic surgery allows patients to enhance their appearance and confidence. No matter if you want Botox injections to diminish wrinkles or a full “mommy makeover” complete with liposuction and breast augmentation, cosmetic surgery provides safe and convenient options for everyone. These articles give more information on what cosmetic surgery can offer for you.
Do you wish your fine lines and wrinkles would disappear? Botox can quickly alleviate unwanted signs of aging.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can remedy the look of tired or aging eyes. MedicineNet.com describes what this surgery entails.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most requested cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States. The Mayo Clinic explains what you can expect during rhinoplasty.
A facelift can remove years and even decades from your face. The National Institutes of Health discusses what a facelift entails.
If you’re experiencing difficulty losing those last few stubborn pounds, it may be time to consider liposuction. WebMD breaks down how liposuction works and who is a good candidate for it.
Barbara L. Persons, MD offers a wide range of cosmetic surgery services at Persons Plastic Surgery in the greater San Francisco Bay area. If you’re contemplating rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, or a facelift, call us today at (925) 297-4614 to discuss your cosmetic surgery options.
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You always abide by a healthy diet and never fail to exercise several times each week. Yet no matter what you do, you can’t seem to lose those few extra pounds around your waist or thighs. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans eat right and exercise but are continually frustrated by stubborn pockets of fatty tissue. With liposuction, you can have the body that you’ve worked so hard for.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a widely administered cosmetic surgery procedure that can effectively remove fatty deposits that diet and exercise cannot. Though different liposuction options are available to patients, the most advanced cosmetic surgery techniques take advantage of ultrasonic energy during the liposuction process. Ultrasonic energy liquefies fat cells, which makes them easier to remove from the patient’s body. In addition, this procedure does not harm surrounding tissues, blood vessels, and nerve cells. This means that patients can recover from liposuction much more quickly and with less discomfort.
What are the benefits of liposuction?
Liposuction offers immediate cosmetic benefits for patients. Although some fatty deposits are resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction can quickly remove these stubborn spots so patients can enjoy the physique they’ve always wanted. Given that areas of fat, such as those around the midsection, can also prove detrimental to a person’s cardiovascular health, liposuction can alleviate the added risk that having these fatty deposits may induce.
Should you get liposuction?
Liposuction is an effective solution for people of all ages. If you are considering liposuction, be sure to consult with a cosmetic surgery specialist before moving forward with any procedure. Only a medical professional can determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction. Individuals of normal or somewhat above normal weight frequently are excellent candidates for liposuction, as are those in good health and with reasonable surgery expectations.
Barbara L. Persons, MD provides laser-assisted and VASER liposuction options for patients at Persons Plastic Surgery in the San Francisco Bay area. To discuss your liposuction eligibility, or to find our more about our other services such as rhinoplasty and breast augmentation, please call (925) 297-4614.