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Dallas Cosmetic Surgery FAQ
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast Augmentation is an elective, cosmetic surgical procedure performed in order to increase breast size through the use of saline or silicone breast implant prosthetics. The procedure, which can be performed in 1 to 2 hours, is typically perfomed in an accredited outpatient surgical facility and recovery times are relatively short, depending on the individual patient
What is Breast Lift surgery?
Mastopexy, or the procedure known as the ‘breast lift,’ reconstructs the breast structure so that excess fat and skin is removed, tightening the breast tissues, giving it a ‘lifted’ appearance. The procedure is typically performed in order to reverse the devastating effects of preganancy, breastfeeding and dramatic weight loss, which can leave the breasts lacking volume, shape and symmetry. The mastopexy will also address the tissue surrounding the nipple, or areola, which oftentimes becomes stretched due to the same effects.
What is a Breast Reduction?
The Breast Reduction procedure is an amazing surgical technique that was designed to reduce or eliminate the physical problems associated with having very large breasts. Removing excess fat, skin and glandular tissues creates smaller, firmer and ultimately, lighter breasts that are proportionate to the body size and type of the woman, thus alleviating the pain and discomfort of having disproportionately large breasts. The Breast Reduction procedure can be combined with Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift surgeries to achieve a desired look, depending on the needs and desires of the individual patient.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
An effective way of eliminating the physical results of pregnancy, childbirth or dramatic weight loss, the Tummy Tuck procedure, also known as Abdominoplasty, has been developed by plastic surgeons to tighten weak or collapsed stomach muscles and excise loose, flabby, excess skin and fatty deposits around the waistline. The results are a tighter, smaller waistline and a more contoured mid-section, which can help clothes fit better and increase self-confidence.
What happens during Liposuction surgery?
Liposuction is a cosmetic enhancement surgery that involves the removal of fatty deposits from ‘trouble areas’ such as the thighs, stomach/waist, cheeks, chin and neck, as well as the hips, buttocks and upper arms. By targeting specific areas of the body, Liposuction is able to contour and smooth the skin with no major incisions, which makes Liposuction an attractive alternative to more invasive surgical procedures. However, for more dramatic cases, when performed Liposuction is performed in conjunction with the Tummy Tuck, the results can be dramatic.
What can a Facelift do for me?
The Face Lift is a cosmetic enhancement surgery that restores sagging facial muscles and loose skin to a more youthful looking state by surgically removing excess skin and fatty deposits in the face, chin and jaw, while smoothing and tightening skin to create a rejuvenated, youthful look. Recovery times vary depending on the patient and extent of correction needed to achieve the desired results, but Face Lift patients typically see results begin to emerge after the third week after surgery and will fully recover after six months after surgery.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, or commonly known as nasal surgery, is performed to correct physiologocal as well as aesthetic defects such as a deviated septum and abnormalities as the result of prior injury or genetics. These abnormalities can obstruct air flow into the lungs and cause breathing problems, snoring or sleep apnea. Patients also seek rhinoplasty to correct aesthetic defects, that when corrected provide balance and harmony to their facial features, thus complimenting their natural beauty. The results of nasal surgery can be seen almost immediately and patients are able to return to work within days of surgery.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, or commonly referred to as cosmetic eyelid surgery, is an elective surgical procedure used to remove wrinkles, excess fat and skin from around the upper and/or lower eyelids. Patients who undergo blepharoplasty typically complain of excess wrinkles, puffiness around the eyes, “bags” under the eyes and droopy eyelids. Incisions are made in inconspicuous places so that scarring is minimal and results are immediate. Patients who undergo blepharoplasty surgery typically enjoy results that are long-lasting and have the over all effect of looking younger and more alert.