A tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) is a procedure where a surgeon removes excess skin and stretch marks. Many women request it after pregnancy or weight loss.
During a tummy tuck, the plastic surgeon directly removes excess abdominal skin and fat, and also tightens the abdominal wall. Typically, about 30 to 50 percent of abdominal skin can be removed during the procedure. The remaining skin is then stretched out to cover the entire abdomen, making it thinner and presenting a leaner shape. Continue reading CONSIDERING A TUMMY TUCK?
If you’re trying to watch your weight by using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar, you may actually be setting yourself up for diabetes or even obesity. Every persons ability to handle artificial sweeteners is completely different. For some people, incorporating small amounts of these sugar substitutes will help in weight loss. However, others may be more susceptible to a host of negative side-effects of artificial sweeteners, including:
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Weight loss surgery is a booming business. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently released its annual report on what’s hot in cosmetic procedures. The report found that in 2014, procedures associated with massive weight loss including tummy tucks, thigh lifts, upper arm lifts and breast lifts grew at their fastest rate in four years.
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A breast cancer diagnosis followed by mastectomy is a difficult challenge for every woman. For younger women, it is often assumed that a mastectomy will be followed by breast reconstruction surgery. For older women, however, the choice may not always be cut and dried.
Continue reading IS BREAST RECONSTRUCTION AFTER MASTECTOMY AN OPTION FOR WOMEN OVER 65?
If you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of your eyes, or looking for a refreshed or more youthful overall look, eyelid surgery may be right for you. According to the staff at Pacifica Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery in Oxnard, surgery performed on both the upper and lower eyelids can make a dramatic difference in a clients appearance.
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After undergoing plastic surgery, you will most likely return home with sutures or stitches. The staff at Pacifica Institute of of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery in Camarillo, California will provide you with instructions on how to care for your stitches. Following the instructions of your surgeon is vital to ensure good healing. These instructions include:
- Avoid moisture or water for the first 24 hours. After that time, you can wash the area up to twice a day. Be very gentle and use a mild soap and water.
- If your surgeon provides or prescribes an antibiotic ointment, apply this to the site after washing.
- Be sure to have your stitches removed on the exact day that your surgeon requests. This is important to reduce scarring.
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At Pacifica Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Oxnard, California, patients often ask about the two types of breast implants, silicone and saline. After you have selected the right plastic surgeon, it is time to choose the type of breast implant you want to use.
The choice between silicone and saline is a personal choice and there isn’t necessarily a right or wrong answer. The FDA requires that women be at least 18 years old to get breast augmentation with saline-filled implants and at least 22 years old to receive silicone implants. Continue reading BREAST IMPLANTS: SALINE VS. SILICONE
Are you bothered by sagging, wrinkled skin on your forehead? Wish you could make it go away, taking years off of your appearance?
A forehead lift, also called a “brow lift”, may be the right solution. Brow lifts in Ventura, California are great for helping restore a youthful appearance and reduce the aging process. Brow lifts are often performed at the same time as afacelift or eyelid surgery, so that a rejuvenated appearance is consistent in all areas of the face, not just a single area. Continue reading BROW LIFT CAN BE SOLUTION TO SAGGING FOREHEAD