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Can Breast Augmentation be Combined with a Breast Lift?

Breast procedures are often combined to get the absolute best results. Breast augmentation and breast lift procedures are commonly combined because each affects the breasts in a specific way. If you would like to enjoy more volume and shape, and also notice that your nipples are not projecting forward like they used to, you may be a great candidate for this combination of breast procedures. During your consultation with Dr. Watterson, you can expect a thoughtful and thorough discussion that covers your concerns, goals, and the way in which breast surgery can help you address them.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?

If age-related changes in your skin, connective tissue, and muscle have caused one or both of your eyebrows to descend toward your eyes, you may be a good candidate for a brow lift. This procedure, also known as a forehead lift, restores height and shape to your brows so you can reclaim a more vibrant, youthful appearance. Brow lift procedures may be performed using endoscopic technique or a coronal incision. Which is best for you will be determined by your consultation and examination with Dr. Watterson. According to multiple surveys, the patients who get the best results with the fewest complications, and who tend to enjoy their surgical outcomes the most are those who are in good general health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations regarding what their brow lift can accomplish.

What Procedures are Included in Body Contouring?

Body contouring procedures are performed to address the laxity that can result from weight changes, aging, and other factors. The techniques that are the most common include:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Brachioplasty (arm lift)
  • Thigh lift
  • Breast lift

facelift can also be considered a form of body contouring, as it restores sharper angles across the jawline and upper neck.

How does Liposuction Differ from a Tummy Tuck?

Liposuction and abdominoplasty are both often performed on the abdominal area. They are also combined quite frequently because each does something the other cannot. Liposuction can be performed just about anywhere on the body. This body contouring technique sculpts a slimmer frame by carefully removing excess fat cells from one or more target areas. Abdominoplasty does not remove fat. It removes excess muscle, connective tissue, and skin. This procedure is performed to achieve a flatter, tighter midsection. Liposuction alone may not achieve this in every patient.

How Long After Having My Last Baby Should I Wait to Have a Mommy Makeover?

Your plastic surgeon wants you to achieve results that you can enjoy for many years. This is why, if you are interested in a Mommy Makeover, the timing of your surgery will be an important topic of discussion. After having your last child, you want to give your body sufficient time to fully recover from the weight changes and hormonal changes that have occurred during your pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding, your hormones are still somewhat unregulated. This dysregulation, along with the expansion and deflation that occurs with each feeding, affects breast volume and the condition of the overlying skin. Your best Mommy Makeover timing will be when you are done breastfeeding, have regained a good amount of your natural energy and hormone balance (this will help you during recovery), and have reached a stable weight. This may be six to eight months after your delivery or more than two years later. If you are considering a Mommy Makeover, you can consult with an experienced plastic surgeon at any time so you can begin to understand what the process entails and what to expect.

What Areas Can be Treated with Kybella?

Kybella is a powerful injectable designed to destroy unwanted fat. It is approved for the correction of submental fullness, otherwise known as a double chin. Though some research is being done to test Kybella for targeted fat destruction in other areas of the body, it seems to be most cost-effective in the small area including the chin and the upper neck.

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