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How to Prepare for your Bakersfield or Fresno Plastic Surgery Treatment

www.DrShah.com - Bakersfield and Fresno Breast Implants Being prepared for your breast implants in Bakersfield is important. There many things that you will want to know, understand, and make decisions on before you actually have the surgery done. A breast implant surgeon will be able to adequately prepare you for your surgery.

Before your breast implants in Bakersfield surgery, you will want to know what happens during the surgery, how it is performed and what surgical tools are used. This will just help you to get a better understanding for the procedure and help put your mind at ease.

Another aspect that you must know is how you will need to care for yourself after the surgery. This is important; otherwise you may end up suffering from some of the risks associated with breast implants surgery.

The biggest obstacle in getting prepared for breast implants in Bakersfield or Fresno is deciding on size, type, filler, and even incision type. Your surgeon will be able to give you their expert decision. However, the decision is ultimately yours. It is best to be knowledgeable of all aspects of breast implant surgery before making a final decision.

Throughout all your preparation, your board certified Bakersfield plastic surgeons will be able to help and guide you through.

Breast Implants in Bakersfield: Advantages of a TUBA Incision

TUBA Breast Implant IncisionA TUBA incision, or transumbilical breast augmentation, is when the cut for your surgery is made in the navel. There are many reasons as to why women may choose to have this incision over the other their other incision options. If you are wondering what advantages may come with having this incision before you get your breast implants in Bakersfield or Fresno, here are they are:

• The scarring is very minimal and unable to be seen, unlike all other incision choices.
• The chances of having numbness occur in your nipples are much less likely.
• Having your incision get infected is also less likely to occur.
• Bleeding is less likely to happen.
• You will feel less discomfort with a TUBA incision.
• The ability to breast feed is taken away.

As one can see, TUBA incisions have many advantages. You will just have to determine if a TUBA incision is right for you before you get your breast implants in Bakersfield or Fresno. Your surgeon will be more than happy to give you more information on this incision. However, not every surgeon offers it. It takes a highly trained and experienced surgeon to perform the TUBA incision when you get your breast implants in Bakersfield or Fresno.

New Year Resolutions: Improving Your Appearance

Are you ready for a new you?
By Dr. Darshan Shah

The new year is upon us and many of you will be making resolutions to improve your appearance, including taking advantage of surgical procedures to eliminate facial lines and wrinkles, scars, sagging skin and unwanted fat.  Proper planning for any type of surgery is important, especially tummy tucks, liposuction and similar procedures designed to transform the appearance of your body.  This includes ensuring that you are at your ideal body weight by the time the surgery takes place.  When your weight is appropriate for your age and height, you will have the best results possible from your surgery.

You can evaluate your own surgery readiness with the Body Mass Index (BMI).  Developed by the World Health Organization, this easy-to-read scale is used to gauge how much your current weight departs from what is considered normal for individuals that are your same height and weight.  To use the BMI scale, first locate your height (in inches) in the left-hand column labeled Height.  Then move right across the column to find your weight.  When you have found your weight, move up the column to the top bar, to find your BMI ranking.  The formula that is used to calculate BMI is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by height in meters, squared (BMI=kg/m2).

In order to achieve the optimum results from plastic surgery, your BMI needs to be less than 30.  This is particularly important for tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) and liposuction, but should also be adhered to when undergoing any type of surgery.  A tummy tuck is the procedure used to eliminate excessive and sagging abdominal skin that can result from extreme weight loss, bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass surgery or pregnancy.  Liposuction is a popular method of eliminating obstinate body fat that has not responded to diet or exercise.  Your plastic surgeon will also want to ensure your BMI is under 30 for procedures such as facelifts, rhinoplasty, brow lift, fat injections, breast lift, breast reduction and many other procedures.

If you are planning a surgery this year and need to lose weight, there are many different methods that can help you accomplish your BMI goals.  One of the simplest programs to implement is the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid.  This is a tool that is used to help an individual lose weight with a balanced and nutritious diet.  Another popular weight loss program is Weight Watchers, which is based on the way in which your body processes food.  Try to avoid products that promote rapid weight reduction, both due to potential health consequences and the likelihood of regaining the weight after your procedure.  Whatever diet plan you choose, make sure that you are also exercising.  Regular physical activity has many pre-surgery as well as health benefits.  Also remember that before beginning any type of weight loss program, you should visit your physician for a checkup and any tests that may be needed.  This will uncover any medical conditions that may prevent you from losing weight.  

Looking your best this coming year is a worthwhile and obtainable goal.  Our office can provide you with the surgical information that you will need if you are planning a procedure.

Liposuction with Dr. Brett Lehocky

Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center offers a variety of services to reach our clientele’s various needs, and one of the most popular procedures we perform is also one of the most well-known: liposuction.

Despite its notoriety, many people are still relatively uneducated on the specifics and facts of liposuction. Liposuction is widely popular and widely successful, and it is often performed in connection with many other procedures (especially with other body augmentations). Liposuction is a fantastic tool to help shape the body’s outline into a more pleasing form, but it is not for weight loss. It can make a big difference on the contour of the body, but patients shouldn’t expect to see a drastic loss in weight.

Specifically, liposuction is performed by placing a small tube under the skin. This tube then sucks out the fat underneath the skin, leaving less thickness and creating a more pleasing contour to the part of the body on which the procedure is performed.   The procedure itself can last anywhere from 30 minutes to over 2 hours, depending on how much work a patient is getting done. The recovery period afterward varies from person to person. If you work in an office, you can most likely return to work within a couple of days. If you have a more active profession, it may be a week or more before you can return to your regular schedule. Patients can expect to take about a month off of any rigorous sports or exercise.

It’s also important to note that the full results of liposuction may not be fully visible for a few months. Swelling occurs with liposuction, and it can take 4-5 months for the swelling to completely dissipate. You also may need to wear certain garments that ensure the skin lies smooth and to achieve the best results possible.

Liposuction is dependent on the skin tightening after the fat below it is removed, so skin that isn’t tight enough will droop or hang once the fat is removed. A consultation with one of Beautologie’s doctors is a great way to find out if liposuction is right for you.  As mentioned earlier, liposuction is a very popular and widely successful method to shape and contour the body. As with all of our procedures, the surgeons and staff at Beautologie are here to guide you through every step of the process and ensure your satisfaction with the end result.