Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation and Lift

The Facts About Breast Augmentation and Lift

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There are many misconceptions that surround breast augmentation and breast lift procedures, and this blog will go over a few of them and hopefully give more insight into what is okay to believe and what isn’t.

Breast Lift and Augmentation Simultaneously is only One Procedure

Many are led to believe that if they have chosen to get both an augmentation as well as a lift – at the same time, they will only undergo one procedure. This is false – breast augmentation and breast lifts are two very different procedures; therefore, they will be conducted as such. They are somewhat opposite procedures – while one makes the breast larger, the other lifts and minimizes sag. Depending on the patient and what the surgeon decides – it may not be suggested to undergo these two at the same time, rather, let the body heal in between.

Incisions Around the Nipple Lead to No Scars

With any surgical procedure, there is going to be the possibility of scarring. It also depends on how advanced your plastic surgeon is, and how your body heals. Are there some incision areas that camouflage scarring better than others? Absolutely – but it is not said that just because you choose an incision around the nipple, there will be no scars. If these are concerns of yours from the beginning, it is important to discuss the best options for you, with your surgeon prior to making any decisions.

These are the most common misconceptions about the breast augmentation and lift procedures together – while they have some on their own, the most important thing is to find out all the information you can about the procedures while finding a trusted surgeon whom you feel very comfortable with discussing your concerns, goals and future plans. They are highly trained and experienced professionals who know human anatomy very well and can take a look at your body, skin type, consider age, and history – while guiding you down the safest path to achieve the results that you are looking for.

Common Plastic Surgeries for Men

Men and Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeries for Men

There are many common plastic surgeries for men.  Reasons why men may undergo cosmetic surgeries are to fell younger, look younger, become more masculine looking or any other reason. While some plastic surgeries are to repair damaged incurred from an injury or corrective in nature, a new trends shows it’s more common for men to go ‘under the knife’ as well. There is actually a wide variety of surgical procedures that surgeons are seeing more and more; men are undergoing liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), eyelid/eyebrow lifts, breast reduction surgery to treat gynecomastia and/or otoplasty (ears).

Men Are Concerned About Their Physical Appearance as Well

Some of you may never would have thought that men, as well as women care about their appearance and may want work done to help them build their confidence levels. Regardless of how or why men are considering surgical procedures is not as important as finding experienced surgeons who have experience performing various procedures men are looking into. Liposuction surgery is performed in various regions of the body that can range from removal of fatty tissue in the abdomen region, thighs, buttocks, legs, arms and the face/neck region.

What Procedures Will Most Benefit the Patient?

Men do carry their fatty tissue differently than women but the process is the same. Specialized tools are utilized to ensure that minimal scarring occurs and the downtime is cut to a minimum. Depending on the current situation that the man is experiencing will help guide the surgeon on what procedures to discuss with them one on one. Before undergoing any surgery, it is suggested to gather as much information as possible about the surgical process and recovery time, cost and risks associated.

Many men are also taking interest in removing fine lines and wrinkles, which does not necessarily mean surgical facial procedures, but injectables such as Botox injections. Botox injections can offer a rejuvenated look and be conducted right within the office – with no down time.

Plastic Surgery Services for Men– Charleston SC

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Breast Reduction Helps Back Pain

Breast Reduction Can Alleviate Back Pain

 

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Even though some individuals, and doctors even, may think that undergoing a breast reduction procedure is a radical form of treatment, it doesn’t go unsaid that it can help tremendously. Depending on one’s breast size, there are numerous problems/issues that can come up. There are many women worldwide who have openly complained about their breast size causing persistent back pain, and think that getting a breast reduction will naturally balance out their body.

Aesthetic Alteration vs. Pain Relief

 

There lies a thin line between helping reduce pain or just helping someone feel more comfortable with their body. There are a few indications that breast reduction for pain relief would be a good option. Depending on the size of the breasts and how tall the patient is, will help determine if the pressure/weight from the breasts is throwing everything else off balance. Some patients can be very ‘top heavy’ where as the breasts are placing a lot of stress on the Thoracic Spine and Kyphotic Curve in the back. Patients who have much smaller frames, will notice a lot of pressure in their middle back region. Some women may experience most of their pressure and/or strain in their shoulder region which can slowly start to cause deformities in their posture due to the weight and pressure.

 

Affecting Exercise

Many patients that have very large breasts find it very difficult to partake in strenuous activity and exercise because the constant movement can become extremely painful in the breast area. That constant movement in the front in combination with the already aching muscles in the back, people would just rather not partake in strenuous activity and spare themselves some pain.

The largest concern with mammoplasty, is that it is a highly invasive procedure that takes patients a while to recuperate from. Many tests and discussions should be had with your health physician about the risks, advantages, healing time and so forth before just undergoing the breast reduction procedure. There may be alternative options that don’t require surgery.

 

Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery Services – Charleston SC

We provide a wide range of Plastic Surgery services, including Labiaplasty at our office to help you feel and look naturally beautiful. Schedule your consultation at our cosmetic surgery center with Dr. O’Neill by Plastic Surgery Charleston, SC.  Call today to schedule a consultation.

Best Ways to Restore Aging Skin

Tips to Restore Aging Skin

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As people begin to age, naturally the skin begins to lose its elasticity. Fine lines and wrinkles will begin to appear especially in the eye and forehead region, as well as around the mouth and neck. Depending on genetics, how healthy of a diet you have, and how well the skin has been maintained over the years, will determine how affected by wrinkles you may be. Some people are predisposed to wrinkles because of their genetics which may make them appear older than they really are, but there are numerous steps that can be taken to ‘restore aging skin’  and the signs of aging.

What to Avoid

You should really avoid tanning salons at all cost! Granted tan glowing skin makes people feel great but the direct ultraviolet rays are not healthy in any way, shape or form. Also limiting your sun exposure is ideal and wearing a skin protectant is smart. If you know that you are going to be out in the sun for quite some time, it is greatly suggested to bring protective clothing as well like sunglasses, hats, long-sleeves, etc.

Options for Rejuvenation

To restore aging skin, any treatment that utilize Vitamin C, Retinoid, and Alpha Hydroxy Acids will rejuvenate your skin and improve its elasticity. There are additional options to consider that work well to restore aging skin and greatly reverse sun damage. These treatments are  microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels.

 

Deeper Wrinkles and Lines

For those individuals who have deeper lines and wrinkles on their face may want to consider some fillers and/or injections. This includes Botox, Gore-Tex, your own fat injections and/or Hyaluronic Acid.

Clearly there is always the option to undergo various facial procedures, but before consideration – it is suggested to speak with your physician and plastic surgeon about the options that are going to be the most effective for your current situation. Whether or not you think the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is severe or not, there are options to help you feel beautiful and regain confidence – that is the most important thing!

 

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Services – Charleston SC

We provide a wide range of Plastic Surgery services, including Labiaplasty at our office to help you feel and look naturally beautiful. Schedule your consultation at our cosmetic surgery center with Dr. O’Neill by Plastic Surgery Charleston, SC.  Call today to schedule a consultation.

Labiaplasty – What You Need to Know

Everything You Need To Know About Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that is being offered to women worldwide that can be for either cosmetic reasons or hygienic reasons alike. The procedure is fairly simple and it is the removal of any extra tissue from the labia region. Over time and as women start to age, the labia can become elongated or enlarged which may indeed cause discomfort when wearing undergarments or tighter fitting clothing. This procedure may often be combined with another procedure called a vaginoplasty procedure, which in combination with each other would be considered a vaginal rejuvenation.

You Are Not Alone!

Charleston Labiaplasty Procedure

Whatever the reasoning is behind your wanting to undergo the procedure, do not ever feel that you are alone and there is no longer a need for you to feel embarrassed about your nether regions. Many women whether they have children or not, have endured and accident or were just born with an elongated labia, may cause women to feel self-conscious about themselves. We are here to help you out! A Labiaplasty permanently corrects the issues and plastic surgeons have been performing this type of procedure for years. Under local anesthesia, this procedure can be done as an outpatient procedure allowing you to go home a couple hours after it is completed.

Risks Associated

Of course, the healing process is going to be the most sensitive part during this whole procedure and it is important to follow the doctors’ orders precisely. Excessive bleeding can occur and it is recommended to free the body of any aspirin based medications prior to the procedure. Proper hygienic routine will greatly diminish your risk for infection and no strenuous activity is suggested until clearance from the doctor has been received.

Before undergoing any surgical procedure, it is recommended to speak with your physician and go through a full consultation with the plastic surgeon prior to considering any reconstructive/corrective procedures. Knowledge is power!

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Labiaplasty Procedure – Charleston SC

We provide a wide range of Plastic Surgery services, including Labiaplasty at our office to help you feel and look naturally beautiful. Schedule your consultation at our cosmetic surgery center with Dr. O’Neill by Plastic Surgery Charleston, SC.  Call today to schedule a consultation.