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Pain Pumps and Exparel: Managing Discomfort After Surgery

Plastic surgery continues to increase in popularity. Some of the most common procedures performed include breast augmentation, tummy tucks, liposuction and nose surgery. With any surgical procedure, there will be some postoperative discomfort. The way a patient experiences their surgery depends on many factors:

Many men and women are choosing laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted hair. It has become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States. Laser hair removal has been extensively studied and is accepted among board certified plastic surgeons as an effective treatment.

To help you decide whether laser hair removal is the right choice for you, please read on for answers to frequently asked questions about the procedure.

Breast Lift or Implants or Both?

The answer to this question is dependent on the individual anatomy of a patient. So, what is right for you? A breast lift, implants or both?

Are you happy with your current breast size?

Do you like the way your breasts look in a bra? Do you like your breast size, but wish that your nipples were a bit higher and you had some more fullness in the upper part of the breasts? If so, a breast lift without implants may the right surgery for you.

Embrace Scar Therapy

Any invasive surgical procedure will result in a scar. The way a scar appears can vary and is based on many different factors. These include how an individual heals, their skin type, area of the body affected and the amount of tension on the scar. As plastic surgeons, we try to optimize a scar's appearance through meticulous techniques that avoid causing trauma to your tissue during surgery. However, despite our best efforts,there is no technique that allows us to perform surgery without leaving visible scars.

Your Breast Augmentation: What To Expect

What can you expect during a breast augmentation consultation at Finesse Plastic Surgery? Breast augmentation has been the most common cosmetic procedure in the United States for several years now. If you are thinking of having cosmetic breast surgery, your first step should be to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Tuberous breasts, also called tubular breasts or constricted breasts, are a condition that affects natural development of the breasts and can cause an abnormal appearance. Typical tuberous breasts have a narrow base with large, puffy areolas.

The breast has a deficiency of tissue on the lower part of the breast and a very short distance between the areola and the inframammary fold. This becomes apparent during breast development and can be the cause of psychosocial distress for afflicted women.

Shaped Implants vs. Round Implants

Traditionally, patients who were seeking breast augmentation could only have surgery with round implants. This has changed in recent years. Some of the major breast implant companies, such as Allergan, Mentor and Sientra, now offer anatomic shaped silicone implants.

These are sometimes called “gummy bear” or “tear drop” implants. Now that there is a new choice in breast implants, you may be wondering, are shaped implants or round implants right for you?

Can Using Different Implant Sizes Makes My Breasts More Even?

Symmetry rarely occurs in nature. When looking in the mirror, you may notice that your breasts are not exactly the same. They may be different sizes or the areolas may be positioned differently. One breast may be lower or wider than the other. All women experience these differences to a certain degree.

Scar Treatments: What Should Patients Know

A scar is unavoidable whenever the skin is cut. However, there are many factors that determine how a scar looks after the cut has healed. Even though plastic surgeons excel in using meticulous suturing techniques to close incisions, this is only a small part of what determines the appearance of a scar.

If you are overly concerned about the way a scar looks, there are different measures and scar treatments that can be used to make scars less visible. None of these methods will eliminate the scar, but they can be used to improve its appearance.

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