Mastectomy, or removal of the breast, is a common procedure in the treatment of breast cancer. While this procedure does have a high rate of survivorship, it can leave patients with a poor body image or reduced sense of femininity. Therefore, breast reconstruction is an option that you might consider as you schedule the mastectomy procedure.
Dr. Barbara L. Persons, MD is often recommended by oncologists in the Bay Area for breast reconstruction, which can be combined with mastectomy to promote a more positive patient image through every step of recovery. Dr. Persons is highly experienced in reconstructive breast surgeries, and she will provide compassionate care to help breast cancer patients decide if this procedure is right for them.
To schedule a breast reconstruction consultation or find information on upcoming educational events with Persons Plastic Surgery, visit us online or call (925) 283-4012. Dr. Persons is proud to play a role in the fight against breast cancer, and you can always see her showing off pink shoes to show her support.
After you have welcomed your son or daughter into the world, your body may not bounce back to its former shape and size. While you may be able to lose weight with relative ease, you might find that stubborn fat and excess skin tend to linger in the abdominal region. Many new moms have turned to the tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, procedure to regain their shapely figures and self-confidence.
Reasons to consider surgery
During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles can be stretched and separated, posing a big challenge in your post-partum workout routine. Even if you focus on your abdominals and work hard to get back in shape, you may still have a lower belly pouch. Plus, any amount of exercise will not work to tighten or eliminate excess skin that can add bulk to the midsection.
How tummy tucks work
Through an incision in the lower abdomen, excess fat and skin are removed from the area. The muscles underneath are repaired and moved back into place so that the belly regains a naturally toned contour. The belly button may be repositioned during surgery once the skin is tightened over the tummy.
What to expect from your procedure
Because a tummy tuck involves the restructuring of muscle tissue, it does involve a longer recovery than other cosmetic procedures—about two weeks of initial downtime followed by six weeks of more active recovery as swelling subsides. Your surgery may be customized with liposuction of the hips or love handles to create an ideal shape for your midsection, but these procedures will be minimally bothersome in your recovery. The scar from tummy tuck surgery is along the pelvic bone, so it can be concealed easily with underwear or a swimsuit.
Dr. Barbara Persons, MD is a plastic surgeon and mother who can help you understand the distinctive benefits of tummy tuck surgery and other post-pregnancy procedures that can help you regain your confidence. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Persons, call (925) 283-4012 and connect with Persons Plastic Surgery, Inc. at our San Francisco practice.
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If you are considering any type of plastic surgery, it is important to get the facts about the procedures you want. Liposuction is a procedure that is often misunderstood, because it is not intended for weight loss. As this video explains, liposuction targets stubborn fat in isolated areas.
There are, however, procedures such as the tummy tuck that can encourage weight loss. Recent studies have shown that a tummy tuck following significant weight loss can help patients keep the weight off in the long term.
For excellent surgical care in the Bay Area, visit Persons Plastic Surgery. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Barbara L. Persons by calling us at (925) 283-4012 or visiting our website.
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