Can you tell me what there is to know about silicone breast implants?

Breast implants, which can be filled with saline or gel, are inserted underneath the breast tissue to achieve a more fulfilling chest size. There are pros and cons to obtaining either saline or silicone breast implants. Silicone implants are lighter and softer, and some women prefer them for their more natural feel. The shells of both implants are equally durable, but saline implants with their valve deflate more frequently due to leakage. There is no lifetime guarantee for either implant and new surgery may be required to replace one or both implants.

Read Bel Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery reviews to see how patients recover from breast implants and lifts, and what you can expect during your procedure.

What can you tell me about laser resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is a procedure that treats fine lines and wrinkles, skin blemishes, and promotes collagen production. It can also reduce dark spots by the formation of new ski to rejuvenate appearance.  Multiple sessions may be needed to achieve results. Post-treatment, the patient appearance will be reddened with scabbing and may have some discomfort.  Swelling usually goes down over the course of about a week and with decreased redness over the subsequent weeks.  Laser resurfacing has been effective on patients that suffering from acne scars, wrinkling, or surface imperfections. There are two types of laser resurfacing: CO2 resurfacing and Erbium laser resurfacing. Each of them have their pros and cons so it’s best to consult with your cosmetic physician to determine which procedure is best suited for your skin.

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What procedure do I need for the bags under my eyes? Didn’t use to be concerned as they would disappear once I got enough sleep. But lately, this hasn’t worked.

Hello, thanks for your question.  Eye bags can be removed by surgical and non-surgical means.  Addressing the need to eliminate eye bags without surgery, dermal fillers, made of gels composed of hyaluronic acid can be used.  This method is best for those with excess fat under the eyes.  It is also recommended for those with eye bags caused by cheek deflation.  Downtime is little if any, most patients can return to work the same day or the day after while there are some that will have some tenderness, redness or swelling for up to 2 weeks after the procedure.  Surgical removal of eye bags can be done for those whose eye bags are caused by bulging or excess fat under the eyes.  The doctor removes and/or adjusts fat under the eyes to eliminate the bags. Depending on the patient’s recovery capacity, full recovery can take from 4 to 6 weeks.

 

What is liposuction?

Thanks for your question.  In an attempt to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing body contour, people resort to liposuction to try and get rid of pockets of excess fat.  This is typically in the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and other areas of the body.  This procedure allows figure improvement through precise targeting and removal of isolated deposits of fat.  The procedure may be performed under general, regional or local anaesthesia.  It involves using a cannula and negative pressure to suck out fat.  There is a vetting process done by a qualified plastic surgeon before patients undergo liposuction.  Ideal candidates are over 18, are in excellent health, within 25 pounds of ideal body weight, and that have fat deposits that have not been addressed by diet or exercise. Some complications that can arise from liposuction are bruising, swelling, scars, pain, numbness, post-operative weight gain and limited mobility.

 

I want to have a tummy tuck. Should I look for a plastic surgeon or a cosmetic surgeon? What’s the difference?

The appropriate doctor to consult for the tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgeon  While cosmetic and plastic surgery are both concerned with improving a person’s body, they are different in the training and goals for patient outcomes.  For cosmetic surgery, the goal is to enhance appearance by improving symmetry, proportion and aesthetic appeal on all parts of the head, neck and body.  Cosmetic surgery is elective because the body parts being treated actually function property – the desired change is simply on the surface.  On the other hand, plastic surgery is intended to reconstruct facial and body issues due to birth disorders, trauma, burns and disease.  This type of surgery is intended to correct dysfunctional areas and is reconstructive in nature.  Breast reconstruction, burn repair surgery, cleft palate surgery, hand surgery and scar revision surgery are examples of plastic surgery.