Plastic Surgery Birmingham
Cosmetic surgery allows for the opportunity for a patient to personally work hand in hand with a cosmetic surgeon to create his or her desired body. It’s important that we celebrate the fact that every single human on the planet is unique. Just as every person is unique, every person has the right to alter something about their appearance if they so choose. This is where cosmetic surgery comes into play.
There is an almost endless list of appearance issues that can be corrected or altered with cosmetic surgery. Only you will be aware of which procedure is perfectly suited to your desired body, but below you will discover the most common cosmetic surgical procedures available.
Breast Enhancement (Breast Augmentation / Breast Implants)
If you’re looking to increase the size of your breasts then breast augmentationimplants is perfect for you. The use of breast implants allows for increased breast size or changes in breast shape. Safety isn’t a concern with modern breast implants. The materials and construction of the implants are very safe. Most cosmetic surgeons can provide simulated photos of how you’ll appear after breast augmentation surgery. Knowing if breast augmentation is right for you and choosing an implant size has become significantly easier. The freedom to choose is not available with other procedures making augmentation a unique and very popular procedure. Even a small increase in breast size can make your clothes fit better and your body appear much more proportioned. Breast augmentation is very often done as a standalone surgery, but more and more women are choosing it as part of an overall “makeover” – such as a mommy makeover. In many cases, a breast augmentation is paired with a breast lift in order to achieve the desired shape and “perkiness”.
Liposuction (AKA “Lipo”)
Liposuction is an easy to understand surgery. Liposuction is merely the process of removing fat from unwanted areas of the body. Liposuction is a very precise technique and allows for “spot targeting”, body contouring and even “etching”. For instance, liposuction is very often utilized to “etch” men’s abdomens to create or enhance the appearance of a “six pack”. The end results of liposuction can be extremely dramatic. You’ve probably known or met someone who lost a lot of weight and they looked like a completely new person. That’s the type of results liposuction can achieve. Not only can “problem areas” be spot targeted specifically, the results of liposuction are permanent. As liposuction has grown in popularity, the choices available have grown as well. Liposuction procedures can be used to reduce fat in the following areas; hips, buttocks, abdomen, back, upper arms, inner knee, chest, calves, and ankles. Liposuction is also used for contouring, both facial and body. Many patients opt to have liposuction performed as a standalone procedure. It’s also becoming increasingly common for it to be combined with other surgeries like a mommy makeover or facelift.
Over the past ten years, Botox has become increasingly more popular. It’s utilized to correct both frown lines and crow’s feet temporarily. Botox works by reducing the movement of the muscle it is injected into. The FDA has determined that it’s safe for use in patients that are not allergic to the ingredients. Botox remains the only treatment of its type for improving the look of wrinkles and fine lines. Aging patients choose Botox for the fact it’s so effective on the biggest problem areas for aging, facial wrinkles. Treatments are performed in a quick office visit and though may seem casual in nature should always be given by a professional cosmetic surgeon.
Rhinoplasty, which is the reshaping of the nose, is a very popular plastic surgery procedure. It is completed for multiple reasons. Though the most popular reason for getting rhinoplasty is for cosmetic reasons, many patients require it for non-cosmetic reasons. 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 is often used to correct this. Even if there isn’t something medically wrong with your nose, you may decide rhinoplasty is for you. You may want to improve the size or shape of your nose and make it “fit your face” much better. People opt for rhinoplasty to correct anything from wide or upturned nostrils to a wide bridge or undesirable size. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that needs recovery time. Recovery times will vary greatly with this surgery as the actual work done is different from person to person. That being said, the recovery can be as short as one week. At first after surgery the final results of the rhinoplasty won’t be able to be seen. It takes a couple days or even weeks to fully see the final results of the surgery. As with most plastic surgery procedures, the rhinoplasty is often paired with other procedures to achieve the desired results. The most common pairing is a facelift.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
You may have tried healthy eating and physical exercise, but still be dissatisfied with the appearance of your abdomen area. Though weight loss and physical exercise are important for your overall health they might not be able to get the results you want in this area. Sagging skin is one of the most common problems treated with a tummy tuck. Tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure that improves the shape of the abdominal region. A tummy tuck flattens the midsection by removing fat and improving abdominal muscles by tightening them. The end goal is that the area is flat and firmer. As with other cosmetic surgery treatments, the results of a tummy tuck are permanent and become more and more noticeable as you heal. If you are considering a tummy tuck, talk to your plastic surgeon today.
The happiness of being a Mother are virtually impossible to put into words. On the other hand, the wear and tear on the body can bring with it specific unwanted changes to the human body. More and more women are choosing a mommy makeover procedure to enhance their appearance after having children. A Mother’s body experiences major changes during and post pregnancy. Mommy Makeovers are a combination of procedures that are combined to achieve the specific desires of the patient. The primary areas targeted by a Mommy Makeover are the breasts and abdomen area. For the breasts, it is normal for a breast augmentation and breast lift to be done in order to regain the “perkiness” and fullness of the breasts. For the stomach area, a tummy tuck and/or liposuction is very often done. By combining these surgeries into one surgery the patient often receives a worthwhile savings of both time and investment. Another benefit of having the surgeries done at the same time is that the recovery time required will also be combined. The end result is Fullerton, CA Moms being able to return to your busy life quicker!
A facelift is able to lower the overall signs of aging from your face. As with all plastic surgery, the facelift has come a long way in recent years. In the past, a facelift merely tightened the skin of the face. This is no longer the case! Cosmetic surgeons can now fully reposition fat, skin, and muscle. This lowers sagging that creates jowls or a double chin. The creases along the nose and below the eyelids are also “filled in” to achieve a younger appearance. Your cosmetic surgeon and you will be able to develop a personalized treatment plan to reach your goals. A facelift is very often paired with one or a couple other facial procedures to create that perfect appearance. Other popular procedures paired with a facelift include: a brow lift, facial implants, eyelid surgery and laser skin resurfacing
Juvederm is a brand of filler that is utilized to provide immediate smoothness to even stubborn creases. Juvederm’s main ingredient is a substance naturally found in the skin already. The ingredient is called hyaluronic acid and is completely safe to use. Juvederm also includes lidocaine. Lidocaine is included to improve the overall comfort of the treatment. As with other non-surgical treatments found at your Fullerton plastic surgeon’s office, Juvederm merely requires a quick office visit. Because of this, there is no need for long visits, multiple treatments or trips to the hospital. Results are achieved instantly with only a quick visit. Common areas Juvederm is used to fight wrinkles include; vertical lip lines, corner lines, marionette lines, and smile lines.
Fat transfer, sometimes referred to as “fat grafting” or “fat injections”, is a very popular plastic surgery procedure. When patients are considering fillers or implants for augmentation, fat can be used as an alternative. If you were considering a filler for your facial wrinkles AND also had regions on your body with unwanted fat, liposuction techniques may be used to remove and transfer it. In addition to removing unwanted fat you also wouldn’t have to endure maintenance treatments due to absorption like with filler products. Fat transfers also offer a much more natural alternative to implants for augmenting parts of the body. This includes common areas like breasts and buttocks. Because of the permanent and natural outcome of fat transfer, it has increased in popularity over the years. It does take more time than standard implants or fillers, but it basically kills two birds with one stone. Removal of excess fat and increased breast size.
Neck Lift (Platysmaplasty)
If you are happy with the contours of your face and are happy with the smile lines but think that the look of your face makes you look older, a neck lift may work to correct this. Extra fat and saggy skin in the neck area are corrected by a neck lift procedure. Neck lifts are customized by your plastic surgeon to fit your specific needs. Necks age in a lot of different ways, so it’s paramount your surgeon tailors this procedure for you specifically. Even though your specific procedure may vary, a neck lift will often include: the removal of excess skin, liposuction for fat removal and in some cases fillers to correct muscle banding issues.
Whether your goal is to fix a deviated septum, fill frown lines, or have a complete mommy makeover there are lots options available. When working with a plastic surgeon in Fullerton, CA you will have access to the most up-to-date procedures available for enhancing your look.