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Tired of Excess Body Fat? Why Liposuction Remains a Valuable Solution for Fat Reduction

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Is excess fat slowing you down?

Have you tried dieting and exercising to no avail? 

Then, liposuction may be a good option for you!

Also known as lipoplasty or suction-assisted lipectomy, liposuction is a slightly invasive cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from areas that don’t seem to respond to diet or exercise. 

It’s usually performed on the belly, hips, thighs, arms, buttocks, neck, back, and even face. It can also be done with other cosmetic surgeries like breast reductions, tummy tucks, and facelifts. 

Still not sure about liposuction? Here are some top reasons why it’s still a valuable option for fat reduction:

  1. Liposuction can treat certain conditions 

While this procedure is normally done for cosmetic purposes, it can also be used to treat several health complications, including: 

  • Lipomas: Benign, fatty tumors 
  • Morbid obesity 
  • Lipodystrophy syndrome: Accumulation of fat in one body part and loss in another
  • Lymphedema: Excess fluid in tissues
  • Gynecomastia: Accumulation of fat on a man’s breast

Liposuction will not only treat these conditions, but it’ll also promote a natural fat distribution in the body. 

  1. Tailored to specific locations on the body

During the procedure, fat is suctioned from the problem areas by a thin tube known as a cannula. When attached to a vacuum pump, the cannula sucks out all the fat through the incisions.  

They come in different sizes and shapes, including angled, sharp, and blunt-tipped. Your surgeon will select the right cannula for the problem area. For instance, an angled cannula may be perfect for neck liposuction, while a straw-like cannula may be used to remove belly fat. 

By using special equipment for specific body parts, you’re guaranteed better results. 

  1. The extracted fat can be reused 

Newer lipo techniques like water-assisted and tickle liposuction remove the excess fat with less bruising and trauma. As a result, the fat removed can be reused to plump up other areas in your body that lack volume – such as the face, butt, and breasts. 

Fat grafting from liposuction is a safer and less invasive procedure compared to implants and fillers. 

  1. Quick recovery time 

With liposuction, you can get back to work in less than two weeks. The recovery time is dependent on the individual and the type of surgery. 

After the procedure, expect some soreness, swelling, and bruising for the next few weeks. Additionally, your surgeon may recommend a compression garment for the next 1-2 months after the surgery to control the swelling. 

You may also need to take some antibiotics to prevent infections. 

  1. Tightened skin 

With newer liposuction methods such as ultra-sound lipo, fat is broken down using radiofrequency energy. This not only helps remove the fat but also brings about a skin tightening effect. Thus, there’s no need of undergoing a skin tightening procedure after the fat removal. 

Consider liposuction for quick fat reduction

It’s important to know that liposuction isn’t a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. It’s recommended for individuals with stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond to exercise and diet. 

Consult your surgeon for more information.

 

Several Things to Know Before Having a Rhinoplasty

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Rhinoplasty is a surgery that changes the shape of the nose. 

The motivation for rhinoplasty may be to change the appearance of the nose, improve breathing or both.

The upper portion of the structure of the nose is bone, and the lower portion is cartilage. Rhinoplasty can change bone, cartilage, skin or all three. 

Talk with your surgeon about whether rhinoplasty is appropriate for you and what it can achieve.

Here are a few things you need to know about rhinoplasty:

1. It can take about a year for your nose to heal fully.

Depending on the extent of your rhinoplasty, you may be able to see the most noticeable aspects of your results immediately after your splint and bandaging is removed.

But your nose will be slightly swollen for a few weeks after your surgery and can take almost a year to fully return to normal. 

Over this time, your scars will slowly diminish, residual swelling or irritation will subside and your skin texture and tone will return to normal. 

For patients with naturally thicker skin, it can take up to two years for your result to be fully realized. However, most of your visible healing should be done within the first three to six months. 

Changes after the six-month mark are typically subtle, and since you likely look at your face every day, you won’t notice any significant changes on a daily basis. 

It is best to review before and after pictures of your nose several months after the procedure. This will give you a more realistic look at the long-term changes achieved with the procedure.

2. Not Everyone is an Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for a nose job is one who is unhappy with the appearance of their nose or has difficulty breathing.

However, you must be willing to be flexible and have realistic expectations. 

In order to heal properly, you must be in good overall health and it is recommended that you quit smoking, or at least stop until you are fully healed.

3. If It’s Done Right, No One Will Be Able to Tell

If your nose job is done right, it will enhance your natural beauty. 

A good nose job only involves minor alterations that allow your nose to blend in with the rest of your face. People will notice your beautiful appearance, rather than zeroing in on your nose.

4. Internal splints or nasal packing can dry out your mouth.

For about a week following your surgery, you will have splints or bandaging to help your nose heal correctly. Depending on your surgeon and your procedure, this may include splints inside your nose. 

The newer splints are designed to allow you to breathe through them, improving your post-rhinoplasty experience. However, you may feel more comfortable mouth breathing. 

Therefore, it is recommended that you stock up on lip moisturizers, hydrating beverages, and foods that require minimal chewing to help ease your discomfort during this time.

Rodgers Center for Plastic Surgery offers a number of options for facial plastic surgery, including rhinoplasties and treatments for nasal obstruction. Contact us for more information.

Differences in Facelift Surgery for Men and Women

Differences in Facelift Surgery for Men and Women

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Facelifts are popular among men and women, but that doesn’t mean that a plastic surgeon will perform the cosmetic surgical procedure the same way for both sexes. Whether to address sagging skin on the cheeks, to get rid of excess skin on the jowls, to firm up skin on the neck or to do something else, many men and women want to achieve a more youthful appearance.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 17.5 million cosmetic procedures of the surgical and minimally invasive varieties in the U.S. in 2017. And many of these procedures involved facelifts for men and women.

Here’s a look at some of the differences in facelift surgery for men and women.

Facial Hair

One way in which facelift surgery will differ for men and women centers around facial hair. As comes as no surprise, men tend to have more facial hair than women. This difference may determine the type of incision employed and the position of the incision. The reason for this is that the surgeon has to be wary about disrupting hair follicles as failing to do so can cause scarring that is so severe that the hair in the adversely impacted areas can’t regrow. So, to recap, the location of the incision may be different for men than for women due to facial hair issues.

Anatomy

Another way that plastic surgery is different for men and women comes down to facial anatomical differences between the sexes. On the one hand, women’s faces tend to have more delicate facial skeletal and ligament foundations. These differences make facelift surgery on women simpler than it is on men. On the other hand, men tend to have larger facial structures and thicker skin. This is why the majority of facelift surgeries involving men concentrate on the lower portion of the face. Also, men usually have more veins and arteries than women do, which can heighten the risks of scarring after the facelift surgery is done.

End Goal

Yet another difference in facelift surgery for men and women is the end goal. In other words, men and women tend to seek different results from facelift surgery. For women, the goal tends to focus around restoring the oval shape that is natural to many women as well as to lighten up the neckline to improve overall appearance. For men, the goal is often to create a more masculine and defined contour for the chin and neck. It is, of course, important to have realistic goals heading into the process since the desired end goal might not be possible for all candidates. For instance, facelift surgery will provide a more youthful appearance, but it may not roll back all of the visible effects of the aging process. So a realistic outlook is critical to moving forward.

Men and women who have any additional questions about facelift surgery should book a consultation with a reputable surgeon to explore the best strategy to achieve their objectives.

Laser Hair Removal

3 Things You Should Know About Laser Hair Removal

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Laser Hair Removal is a procedure that has been around for decades, but many patients don’t understand the basic principles of the procedure.

At Rodgers Center for Plastic Surgery we offer non-invasive, non-surgical procedures that help our patients unveil the very best versions of themselves, which often entails reversing the effects of time and ridding our patients with time-consuming practices like shaving and waxing.

Our Laser Hair Removal procedure is a great way to achieve the soft, smooth skin surface you’ve been looking for without having to commit to shaving multiple times per week or scheduling those monthly waxing appointments.

Below are a few things you should know about the laser hair removal procedure.

1.) There Are Levels to Laser Hair Removal Technology

Just like with any other form of technology, there are power players and there are those scraping the bottom of the barrell. Rodgers Center for Plastic Surgery combines compassionate care with innovative technology. We incorporate the top-of-the-line Cutera XEO Coolglide and Prowave LX laser hair removal treatments for patients who want to free themselves of the shackles of shaving and waxing.

2.) It’s Not a One-Size-Fits-All Treatment

Number of Laser Hair Removal treatments varies from person to person as there are variables like skin surface size, hair thickness, amount, and color, and more. We always custom-tailor our Laser Hair Removal treatments to meet the needs of each individual patient.

3.) Laser Hair Removal Works Via Wavelength Technology

Our Laser Hair Removal procedure works by utilizing deep-penetrating wavelength technology. We target hair follicles while protecting other skin structures surrounding the area in question.

The Cutera multi-application, multi-engine XEO platform gives us the ability to provide our patients with the ultimate aesthetic enhancement workstation. We’re able to provide a number of aesthetic enhancement treatments — all under one roof.

If you have any lingering questions about our laser hair removal procedure or how you stand to benefit from it, contact Rodgers Center for Plastic Surgery today. We’ll help you achieve realistic yet ambitious results!

Aesthetic Treatment

3 Winter-Friendly Aesthetic Enhancement Treatments

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Many of us might think of the winter time as a season of hibernation — meaning that many of us tend to hunker down and stay indoors during the winter months. We bundle up, maybe veg out a little more than intended, then, before we know it, our skin and body are all out of whack.

It’s a natural inclination to slack off a little bit when it comes to our health and beauty routines. But the winter months are actually a prime time to take care of yourself, even put forth a little bit of time and resources toward making yourself look and feel amazing!

Below are a few quick, non-invasive ways to improve your appearance in the winter season.

1.) Laser Hair Removal

At Rodgers Center for Plastic Surgery we provide Laser Hair Removal treatments that help our patients maximize their time and energy by reducing or eliminating the need to shave.

Our ProWave™ and CoolGlide handpieces provide our patients with 2 options for better coverage. It’s currently the most effective device for laser hair removal and works on skin types 1-4.

2.) Laser Skin Treatment

We also provide a number of Laser Skin Treatments that will improve your aesthetics without having to resort to actual surgery. Our Cutera XEO laser system gives our patients a vast number of options. We’re able to provide the following treatments, all under one roof:

  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
  • Laser Acne Treatment
  • Laser Genesis
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Rosacea Treatment
  • Sun-Spot Treatment
  • Spider Vein Treatment
  • Tattoo Removal

3.) Non-Invasive Body Sculpting

With our truSculpt® 3D Non-invasive Body Sculpting technology we provide a multidimensional approach to stubborn fat removal. This treatment provides our patients with body sculpting benefits through therapeutic temperatures delivered with precision to subcutaneous adipose tissue. It’s a great way to shed unwanted fat without resorting to surgery!

If you have any questions about how to stay on top of your beauty and wellness routine during the winter months, we’re always here to talk about it. Contact Rodgers Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation today!