Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a true surgical procedure. We try to make you as comfortable as possible and get you back to work as soon as we can, that is typically 7 to 10 days after surgery. But, it will probably be at least two to three weeks where you can go back to full results.
What we will see is the patients who have lost weight or have had children and have had the muscles and the tissues stretched along the abdominal area. No matter how much they do in terms of exercise and diet, they just cannot get rid of the extra skin and fat and they cannot seem to get that tone back into their abdominal area. So by tightening the muscles and realigning those or removing the excess fat and skin what you get is a flatter, toner, abdominal area which is commensurate with the amount of effort that you put into your diet and exercise.[flv://www.atlantafacelift.com/blog/wp-content/flv/c5_v3_Videogo.flv 400 225]
The purpose of the breast reduction is to remove the excess weight from the patient’s chest. The reason that is a good procedure is that the complaints that patients come in with the neck and the back hurts and have notching on the shoulders. This usually is something that has bothered them all their life, using early in life for other reasons but as they age they tend to get more and more pains, chronic pains in their back and neck. When you remove the excess weight from the chest, the first thing the patients say is that my neck and back have stopped hurting, to the last patient they have always said I wish I had done this 15 years ago.
In terms of breast lift this tends to come more toward women who have had children in the middle portion of life where they have lost volume but want to increase the volume typically with breast augmentation or with an augmentation with a lift and then you place the nipple in the exact appropriate position. This usually can be done in one procedure. Sometimes it does take two procedures and then in the very end everyone is very happy with the result because now it is back to the way it looked before they had the children.
In terms of breast augmentation, it tends to be a younger patient does not necessarily have to be to increase the volume and perkiness of the breast. There are so many different ones and we will discuss all the specifics when they come in for consultation, but in general it is a saline breast implant or silicone breast implant which has come back in the market. Ninety-nine percent of the patients are very happy with what this achieves. I have never had to remove for increase in size or exchange for decrease in size. We are able to hit it pretty close exactly to what they want when they say they want a C-cup or D-cup size.