Plastic Surgery Berkeley
Considering cosmetic surgery? A professional plastic surgeon might be able to assist you achieve the appearance of your dreams. Everyone on planet Earth is unique and this is worth celebrating. But, in some cases an individual might want to alter something about their appearance. This should not be seen as becoming less unique. It should be seen as becoming the person you wish to be.
The following paragraphs will cover 13 of the most common plastic surgery procedures and their benefits.
Women choose to get breast augmentation for many reasons, including: making breasts larger, regaining breast fullness and fixing asymmetrical or different sized breasts. The use of breast implants allows for increased breast size or changes in breast shape. Do not worry the materials used for breast augmentation are very safe. Many cosmetic surgeons can provide simulated photos of how you’ll appear after breast augmentation surgery. This simulation will also make selecting the perfect breast size easy. The freedom to decide is not available with other procedures making breast implants a unique and very popular procedure. Many women find that even a conservative increase in breast size can make a big difference in their overall look. Whether done as part of a mommy makeover or done as a single procedure, breast augmentation is one of the most popular surgery procedures in America. Breast lifts are often paired with breast implants in order to improve the shape of the breasts along with increasing the size.
Liposuction is quite simple. It’s simply the process of removing unwanted fat from specific “problem areas” of the body. In the event diet and exercise hasn’t done the trick for removing fat from a specific area of the body, then liposuction might be right for you. The results can be very transformative. The results liposuction can create aren’t only noticeable they are also permanent. No longer are you limited to only the removal of “love handles”. The popularity of liposuction has resulted in an expansion of available procedure options. Liposuction procedures can be used to reduce fat in the following areas; hips, buttocks, abdomen, back, upper arms, inner knee, chest, calves, and ankles. It is also used for facial contouring. Many patients opt to have liposuction performed as a standalone procedure. It is also becoming increasingly popular for it to be combined with other procedures like a mommy makeover or facelift.
Botox & Injectables
Over the past ten years, Botox has become increasingly more commonplace. Botox is utilized to correct signs of getting older aging such as wrinkles. The toxin found in Botox causes a temporary reduction of movement of the muscle it’s injected into. Now, before you get worried about the concept of injecting a toxin into your body. The FDA has approved the use of Botox and have determined it is safe for use. Botox remains the sole treatment of its type for improving the look of wrinkles and fine lines. It is almost impossible to avoid wrinkles as you age, but Botox provides a speedy and effective way to minimize these wrinkles and “turn back the clock” on your appearance. Though you may be able to locate different health care providers who provide Botox injections. It’s advised that you visit a trained cosmetic surgeon for your Botox treatment.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
Rhinoplasty, which is the reshaping of the nose, is a very common cosmetic surgery procedure. It is done for a variety of reasons. Even though the most popular reason for getting rhinoplasty is for cosmetic reasons, other patients need it for reasons of a non-cosmetic nature. One very common non-cosmetic reason people require a non-cosmetic rhinoplasty procedure is a difficulty breathing caused by a deviated septum. A deviated septum is a common side-effect of a broken nose and rhinoplasty can be used to correct this. Even if you don’t have a structural issue with your nose and want to improve it, rhinoplasty can enhance your overall appearance. Whether you’re looking to achieve a better facial symmetry or you merely dislike the size or shape of your nose, rhinoplasty can be dramatically transformational. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that needs recovery time. Recovery time varies depending on the volume of work completed, but in most cases it’ll only take about a couple weeks. The updated shape, size and contours of the nose will be completely visible over the days and weeks after the procedure. Whether completed on its own or paired with another plastic surgery treatment, rhinoplasty is one of the most transformative surgeries to choose from.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Even with healthy eating and physical exercise you might still find yourself not happy with the body of your abdomen. Weight loss, gained through dieting and exercising, is an important part of overall health. Unfortunately, you may have found that your desired results have not been obtained in the abdominal area. There are many reasons you might have sagging skin in this common trouble zone. These include; pregnancy, aging, heredity, and weight changes. The goal of a tummy tuck is to improve the overall shape of the abdomen. A tummy tuck flattens the stomach by removing fat and improving abdominal muscles by making them tighter. The end result is that the area is flat and firmer. Changes become even more noticeable as your body heals from the surgery and are permanent. If you’re seeking a solution for this area of your appearance, then talk to your cosmetic surgeon about the benefits of getting a tummy tuck.
Motherhood is a very special time and experience. Post pregnancy and the time for breastfeeding has passed, Moms now have the option to regain much of the body they might have lost during this wonderful time. Dramatic and permanent appearance changes happen for Mothers during and after pregnancy. A “Mommy Makeover” is exactly how it sounds. It is a “makeover” designed specifically to fix certain appearance changes that happened during and after pregnancy. The most popular surgeries done during a Mommy Makeover are liposuction, breast implants or reduction, liposuction and a tummy tuck. Having the surgeries completed in combination helps you save time and lower cost. Another benefit of having the procedures performed at the same time is that the healing time required will also be combined. This lets Moms all around the Berkeley, CA area to return to their busy routines quicker.
A facelift is able to lower the overall signs of aging from the face. Though in the past they merely tightened facial skin, the procedure has evolved to include an entire suite of features. It’s now possible for your cosmetic surgeon to fully reposition fat, skin and even muscle to get your goal appearance. This allows your cosmetic surgeon to reduce the sagging skin and muscle that creates a double chin or “jowls”. The wrinkles along the nose and below the eyelids are also “filled in” to achieve a younger look. All humans are unique, which means every patient requires a personalized treatment plan for their facial rejuvenation. Your plastic surgeon will be able to help guide you in developing the perfect plan for you specifically. A facelift is very often combined with one or several other facial procedures to create that perfect appearance. Other common treatments paired with a facelift include: a brow lift, facial implants, eyelid surgery and laser skin resurfacing
The goal of breast surgery isn’t always to increase size. Many women experience physical and/or emotional hardship because of their uncomfortably large breasts. Breast reduction surgery lowers the size of breasts by removing fat and breast tissue. Cosmetic surgeons also reshape the breast creating the shape and size that best fits your body. Depending on the goals for your procedure, your cosmetic surgeon may recommend the reduction be accompanied by a breast lift. The result would be a reduced size and entirely different shape. The surgery is also often completed as part of a mommy makeover.
As with all skin on the human body, it loses elasticity as time passes. This loss in elasticity of the breast skin results in an altered shape. Bodyweight changes can also cause changes in breast shape. Furthermore, motherhood (pregnancy and breastfeeding) are very common causes of breast shape change or breast sagging. This can result in a dramatic loss of “perkiness” or sagging that many women want to reverse. Many times, women are still very content with the overall size/shape of their breasts and are only looking to regain the perkiness they previously had. This is accomplished with a breast lift that works in two ways. First excess skin is removed and then the breast tissue is tightened. The specific areas affected and procedures that would be done to reach your desired outcome will be specific to you. Your cosmetic surgeon will be able to explain this to you in full. As many women are wanting to regain that perkiness, but are happy with their current breast size, breast lifts have become increasingly commonplace. The surgery is also often paired with tummy tucks as part of a mommy makeover.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Skin naturally sags over time. This is caused by skin losing its former elasticity. Sagging skin in areas around the eye, can cause you to appear significantly older. Many issues caused by eye skin losing elasticity can now be corrected by cosmetic surgery. Blepharoplasty (also called eyelid surgery) is effective for many eye aging issues from lower lid bags to puffy lids. If you are wanting to resolve eye aging problems, talk to your cosmetic surgeon about eyelid surgery. Some other aging problems like wrinkles or dark circles can’t be fixed with blepharoplasty. But, the changes can be significant. In addition to the appearance problems discussed, you may be experiencing impaired vision due to the “heaviness” of your eyelids caused by decreased skin elasticity …this can be helped quite a bit by this procedure. Eyelid surgery is very often paired with a brow lift or facelift to reach the desired look. Your plastic surgeon will be able to suggest the best path to help you regain that youthful appearance in the eye region.
Juvederm is a very popular brand of skin filler utilized to immediately correct stubborn facial creases. The smoothness achieved is both dramatic and instant. The primary ingredient in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally present in the skin. The product also includes lidocaine to improve your comfort during the procedure. Treatments using Juvederm products are non-surgical. This means patients get immediate results after a quick visit to their Berkeley cosmetic surgeon’s office. No need for lengthylong doctor visits, hospital trips, or multiple treatments before noticing improvements. Some of the most common regions corrected with Juvederm include: smile lines, marionette lines, vertical lip lines and corner lines.
Fat transfer, often times called “fat grafting” or “fat injections”, is a very common cosmetic surgery procedure. In many cases where fillers or traditional augmentation would be utilized, fat can actually be utilized instead. If you were considering a filler for your facial creases AND also had areas on your body with unwanted fat, liposuction techniques may be utilized to remove and transfer it. In addition to removing excess fat you also would not have to go through maintenance treatments due to absorption like with filler products. Augmenting body parts, traditionally achieved using implants, can also be achieved using fat transfer. Essentially, excess fat (often from the midsection or leg areas) is removed and transferred to a more desirable area of the body. This is commonly done in breast or buttock augmentation. Because of the permanent and natural outcome of fat transfer, it has grown in popularity over the years. It does take longer than traditional implants or fillers, but it essentially kills two birds with one stone. Removal of excess fat and increased breast size.
Neck Lift (Platysmaplasty)
If you are content with the contours of your face and are content with the smile lines but think that the look of your face makes you look older, a neck lift may help. A neck lift helps to address issues like saggy skin and/or extra fat in the neck region. The neck area can age in a plethora of distinctly different ways and due to this, your surgeon will be able to tailor this surgery for your unique situation. Even though your specific surgery might vary, a neck lift will many times include: the removal of excess skin, liposuction for fat removal and in some cases fillers to correct muscle banding issues.
Whether your desired outcome is to correct a deviated septum, fill frown lines, or have an entire mommy makeover there are lots options to choose from. You’ll want to work closely with a cosmetic surgeon in Berkeley, CA to make sure you achieve your desired outcome.