Mini Facelift – “Weekend Facelift”
A mini facelift is also known as the weekend facelift because of how quickly it can be performed and how short the recovery period is. The procedure generally enhances key facial areas with less risk and less stress than standard facelift surgery. Additionally, the cost of the mini facelift makes it an attractive option, since it reduces minor sagging around the cheeks, jawline, and neck. This limited cosmetic procedure is therefore much more economically than the conventional facelift
What Is the Mini Facelift?
The mini facelift is a relatively new technique and Radiacne Plastic Surgery is an expert at this technique. Also known as “the weekend facelift,” it is performed in much less time and results in a much shorter recovery period than traditional facelift surgery. The mini facelift focuses on areas of the face, such as the neck and the folds of the nose and other problem areas. Using smaller incisions and often taking advantage of endoscopic facelift technology, the cosmetic surgeon lifts, repositions, and removes facial tissue to achieve optimal results. Once factors contributing to unwanted sagging and drooping have been eliminated.
Who is a Candidate for a Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift is for people who are just beginning to experience the first signs of aging but do not want to wait to undergo more intensive surgery. Many of those who opt for this relatively simple “weekend” facelift are still in their 30s or 40s and usually want to remove minor sagging or drooping around the cheeks, jowls, and neck area. For those wishing to address more serious sagging, a traditional facelift is probably a better option.
Standard Facelift vs. Mini Facelift
A Standard facelift is appropriate for patients who would like to enhance their appearance by reducing wrinkles and sagging throughout their entire face. By contrast, the mini facelift is intended for patients who wish to reduce sagging and droopiness in specifically targeted areas. Mini facelift procedures do not address areas such as the forehead or brow, whereas traditional facelifts generally produce good results even in these problem spots. Dr Goodwin will advise you on the merits of each procedure and help you make an informed decision about which is best for you.
Mini Facelift Cost
While standard facelift procedures can be highly effective, patients are sometimes reluctant about incurring the cost of a facelift to resolve relatively minor aesthetic issues. The cost of the mini facelift makes it a particularly attractive option. Since the mini facelift is less invasive, it can be performed more quickly, requires less anesthesia than traditional facelift surgery and is less invasive and therefore patients are able to return home shortly after the procedure. All of these factors help keep the cost of the mini facelift quite low compared to other options.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A tummy tuck, or an abdominoplasty, can significantly enhance your appearance and self-confidence. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. This procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen and remove excess bulk.
Abdominoplasty can recreate a waistline that has been stretched over a long period of time.
The best candidates for abdominoplasty are men or women who have a flabby abdomen. There are not only excess fatty deposits but also excess loose skin, even hanging skin. The surgery is particularly helpful to men and women who, through episodes of weight gain and loss or pregnancy, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. Also, loss of skin elasticity in older patients, which frequently occurs with the normal aging process, can be improved as well.
PROBLEM: Abdominoplasty, panniculectomy, abdominal lipectomy, or more commonly a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic procedure that offers enhanced body contour and a firmer, flatter abdomen for women and men who have loose abdominal skin and fat concentrated in the abdominal area. You may suffer from sagging or excess skin as a result of the loss of skin elasticity. You may also have a protruding or bulging abdomen. Liposuction can also be used to reduce a protruding abdomen by removing excess fat, but it does not address redundant flab, abdominal wall weakness, or stretch marks. A tummy tuck does address these issues and can leave the abdomen looking firmer and tighter.
GOAL: Abdominoplasty removes flaccid abdominal skin and tightens muscles that have been separated and weakened by pregnancy or weight gain, restoring the integrity of the abdominal wall. This procedure is particularly effective in women who have been through pregnancy, or people who have experienced rapid weight gain and weight loss. It removes most, if not all, of the stretch marks caused by childbirth. The tummy tuck will visibly tighten and flatten the abdominal muscles and skin for a firmer, smoother look.
PROCEDURE: In the traditional “full tummy tuck” procedure, we create a new belly button and tighten the muscles from the lower chest area to the pubis. The scar is usually from hip to hip and placed below the bikini line so that it will be hidden in most bathing suits or underwear. Liposuction can be performed at the same time to create a nice contour of the abdomen and waistline. Thanks to advances in Tummy Tuck surgery, there are many variations both to the design of the incisions and the technique itself:
A partial abdominoplasty, or “mini tummy tuck” – when the amount of loose skin is minimal and the excess fat deposits are located below the navel, a short horizontal incision is all that is necessary.
Endoscopic abdominoplasty — another technique using special instruments to minimize scarring. This procedure is useful when patients have only a mild degree of excess fat and muscle laxity as no skin is removed during this procedure; candidates for this procedure will generally have a protruding abdomen but good skin elasticity.
A circumferential tummy tuck — Also known as a lower body lift, this is usually for someone who has lost a great deal of weight and fat (usually after gastric bypass surgery or other types of bariatric surgery) and now has loose overhanging skin all around the body. In order to create a nice contour, we need to extend the scar all around the waist line. This allows us to lift the outer thigh and buttock, creating a smoother, nicer look. Also the muscle is tightened and the new belly button is created.
Length: Usually 2-3 hours.
Anesthesia: General (asleep).
Hospital Stay: Outpatient or inpatient (usually a one night stay).
SIDE EFFECTS: Temporary soreness, swelling, bruising, and change of sensation in the lower abdomen. The incisions from the procedure will heal and fade overtime. It is important to realize, however, that the incision lines will be permanently visible. In some instances, they will eventually be only faint lines. Certain individuals may have incision lines that are more noticeable. Fortunately, the incisions for your abdominoplasty are usually in locations concealed by most bathing suits and undergarments.
RISKS: Bleeding, infection, risks of anesthesia and scarring.
RECOVERY: Back to work usually in seven to ten days. Patient can shower the following day and resume activity as they feel comfortable. A compression garment is worn for approximately two weeks. Drains are usually necessary for one to two weeks.
Duration of Results: If weight remains stable, results are usually permanent.
The good news is that breast augmentation procedures
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Countless studies have shown that beauty can affect the quality of life for Americans in every business, and that professional advancement is often tied unconsciously to such impressions. If you have found your confidence suffering because your body doesn’t look the way you would like it to, there is simply no reason not to give yourself every advantage. Some women experience a reduction in breast size due to weight loss, while other women experience a loss of elasticity in breast tissue as a part of the natural aging process. If you have naturally small breasts and you want to stop worrying about them once and for all, a breast implant procedure may be right for you.
The good news is that breast augmentation procedures have never been safer or more trusted. With spa-like facilities and outstanding preparation, there is simply no more comprehensive choice for cosmetic surgery anywhere in Palm Beach.
Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast for a number of reasons:
1. Enhance the body contour of a woman who feels her breast size is too small.
2. To correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy.
3. To balance a difference in breast size.
4. As a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.
Breast augmentation is one of the oldest and safest cosmetic surgical procedures performed around the world today. With a simple implant behind the breast, you can enjoy a fuller bust line, firmer breasts and the kind of symmetry you have always desired.
By inserting an implant behind each breast, surgeons are able to increase a woman’s bustline by one or more bra cup sizes. If you’re considering breast augmentation, please read on to gain a basic understanding of the procedure, when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. Since a lot depends on your individual circumstances, we highly recommend coming in for a FREE CONSULTATION.
Good breast implants can do a lot more than simply augment your appearance. For a growing number of women, procedures such as these have offered a way to level the playing course and partake of the same physical gifts some people simply get through genetics. The boost in confidence that accompanies such enhancement is often well worth the operation. Breast augmentation can enhance the figure, balance body proportions and boost confidence. Breast implants can increase the fullness and projection of the breasts as well as improve shape and symmetry of the breasts while still looking natural.
Augmentation mammoplasty can be used to enlarge a naturally small breast, improve the shape and position to make breasts appear rounder and fuller, as well as enhance the contour of the breast. An augmentation with implants may improve slightly sagging breasts, but a breast lift (Mastoplexy) may also be necessary.
PROCEDURE: Breast augmentation involves placing an implant either beneath the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle (pectoralis muscle) and breast tissue. Submuscular placement of implants results in a more natural look and feel as the implant is mostly covered by muscle and breast tissue. Incisions may be in the areola (the dark skin around the nipple), in the fold beneath the breast (the inframammary approach), or the axilla (armpit). Implants may be medical grade, biocompatible silicone shells filled with saline, or the newly FDA approved silicone gel implants. They are available either smooth or textured, and also come in round or teardrop (anatomic) shapes. Selecting the best implant size is a very individualized process dependent on your body shape and desired results. Dr. Goodwin will be able to advise you as to which type of implant will be best for your specific body and goals.
Length: Usually 1-2 hours.
Anesthesia: General (asleep).
Hospital Stay: Outpatient in most cases.
SIDE EFFECTS: Temporary soreness, swelling, change in nipple sensation, bruising. Breast sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.
RISKS: Lack of implant permanence — surgical removal or replacement of the implants may be required to treat problems, including: deflation; the formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture), which may cause the breast to feel tight or hard; bleeding; or infection. Increase or decrease in sensitivity of nipples or breast skin, occasionally permanent. Mammography requires a special technique.
RECOVERY: May have draining for one to two days. Usually back to work in a few days. Physical contact with breasts is usually three to four weeks. Fading of scars: several months to a year or more.
DURATION OF RESULTS: Variable. Implants may require removal or replacement.
“My butt is too flat.” …”I want a round and prominent butt”… “Jennifer Lopez has done for the rear end what Pamela Anderson has done for the front end”
The Brazilian butt lift is a type of butt augmentation procedure which results in a youthful, prominent, perky buttocks and a more sensual body profile. The butt lift procedure is designed to fill the upper quadrant of the buttocks so that the butt is thereby lifted and “perky” . New Radiance Plastic Surgeons removes fat from selected areas of your body, purifies the fat, and then injects selected donor fat cells into specific areas of the buttocks. The resulting effect is that the woman appears more attractive and sensuous.
What is the difference between a Brazilian Butt lift and butt implants?
There are two different ways to enlarge your buttocks Butt Implants which is insertion of silicone implants or fat transfer. The fat transfer method known as a Brazilian Butt Lift: is fat injections or fat transfer to the butt and has a lower risk of infection compared to a butt implant procedure. An additional benefit of fat injection is that a shapelier buttock is able to be achieved. Additionally, the area liposuctioned is much more defined and leaner, giving a more defined profile and thereby resulting in a more sensuous look. The combination of liposuction and fat injections produces an attractive and natural profile.
How is the fat injected into the buttocks?
The buttock is first contoured by performing liposuction in the areas around the buttocks to make them stand out more. Common areas liposuctioned include the back- directly above the butt, the stomach, and the thighs. Note that even the liposuction alone will give your lower body a more attractive look.
The fat suctioned from these areas is carefully processed and purified such that only a fraction of the donor fat removed will qualify for re-injection to the buttocks. In order to get enough qualified fat, New Radiance Plastic Surgeons must liposuction at least 2 areas of your body. After liposuction, New Radiance Plastic Surgeons carefully purifies the fat so that only the best donor fat cells are injected back into your buttocks for augmentation. The fat is placed or transferred to the buttocks with special cannulas.
New Radiance Plastic Surgeons injects small amounts of purified fat into hundreds of different areas of the buttocks precisely targeting various depths so that the highest permanent absorption rate is achieved. Correct injection methods are essential to achieve a uniform, smooth, natural appearance to the buttocks and Dr Goodwin is Palm Beach’s expert.
How long do the fat injections last?
When fat is harvested, processed, and injected correctly, the result should be fat that thrives and therefore is long lasting. The procedure usually does not even require touch ups or a additional fat injections. Please read New Radiance Plastic Surgeons’s blog about why fat injections are permanent when done correctly. The Brazilian butt lift result is highly dependent upon the experience of the surgeon.
Surgeons who are not using correct purification or injection methods will not obtain long lasting results. Dr Goodwin is experienced in this procedure!
NOTE: There are surgeons performing “fat injection to the buttocks” but if the technique is done too quickly or incorrectly, the fat will NOT last. The Brazilian butt lift procedure has gotten so popular that it receives a lot of media attention.
When can I go back to work after the butt augmentation procedure?
Most people can return to work in 2 weeks. You must wear a special garment (to control swelling) for two weeks. There may be a small amount of swelling for up to 6 weeks. However, you should be able to resume all normal activities at 4 weeks post op. Many patients finance all or part of their procedure. Please see our financing section for more information or call the office.
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Mommy makeover is a unique combination of plastic surgery procedures
Your body does not just snap back into the shape it was before your children. Pregnancy takes its toll on your body, especially your breasts and abdominal areas.
A mommy makeover, however, can help you look and feel your best when you want to be confident about your appearance by giving you your old shapes back.
When Ellie of Lake Worth, Florida, took a train trip with her seven and three-year-old children, she looked up and smiled pleasantly at the woman seated across from her. All of a sudden, the stranger dropped a remark that stuck in Ellie’s mind.” You have such beautiful grandchildren.”the woman said.
“Like many women, I wanted to be the perfect mother and gave virtually all my time and attention to the children,” Ellie said. “I got to the point where I had put myself at the bottom of my priorities and even went around without makeup. In a word, I had become a frump.”
Ellie also started thinking how her appearance might affect her children. After all, the children see loads of ideal beauties every day, thanks primarily to the media, and then make comparisons to mom, the real woman they see daily.
“If I lose respect for myself, my kids may also lose respect for me and then themselves,” Ellie thought,” Perhaps the children would have a better role model if they saw me as more outgoing and confident – and not so frumpy.”
Eventually, Ellie decided her outward appearance should match the youthful, attractive person she felt to be deep down inside. A mommy makeover was the ticket. “Mommy! You look really good” said her 7 year old.
Mommy Makeovers Counter the Physical Effects of Pregnancy
On average, most women gain 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy. This weight is stored as fatty tissue in the breasts, abdomen, flanks (love-handles), hips, lower back, buttocks and thighs. The breasts also grow due to weight gain and to prepare for nursing. But don’t despair; a mommy makeover can help you look your best again.
As the baby grows, so does the abdomen and this may result in a weakening and separation of the abdominal muscles, and stretching of the abdominal skin. This stretching may cause a breakage of the skin collagen, thereafter seen as stretch marks. These unsightly marks are purple-red in color and concentrated around the belly button and lower abdomen. These effects often become even more apparent after childbirth and nursing. A mommy makeover can help reverse these effects.
Many new moms do lose the excess weight – eventually. Unfortunately, the weight loss is not proportional to the amount of fatty tissue in a given area. That means for some, more weight may be lost from the breasts or buttocks than the abdomen and waist.
The result? Smaller breasts despite fullness of the waist and abdomen. In these cases, a mommy makeover may be in order. Once a woman finishes breastfeeding, the breasts deflate even further and begin to sag. The weak abdominal muscles and the excess abdominal fat appear as fullness and bulging of the belly. Many new moms may still look pregnant even as their child is taking his or her first steps. Once again, a mommy makeover can help.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is performed using a unique combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to counteract the physical effects of childbearing, and restore and enhance your body. The mommy makeover trend is becoming so pervasive that there is even a children’s book – My Beautiful Mommy – by Florida plastic surgeon Michael Salzhauer that helps moms explain the procedures to their children.
In general, a mommy makeover may include:
* Breast augmentation
* Breast lift
* Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
* Butt lift
Mommy makeovers can include any or all of these body contouring procedures depending on your wishes and needs.
For example, some women need breast augmentation to correct severely deflated “pancake” breasts, while others may need breast implants in combination with a breast lift. Still, some women may actually desire a breast reduction with a lift.
In the abdominal area, many women need a full abdominoplasty with tightening of the muscle layer as well as removal of the excess skin and fat, while some may need a mini-abdominoplasty. Some women may also benefit from liposuction to sculpt the back, hips and thighs; and smooth out their contours. Finally, an increasing number of women have also been requesting a buttock lift as part of their mommy makeover. The length of the surgery varies based on the amount and type of procedures performed. Some surgeons may perform a mommy makeover as two or more separate operations.
Want a personal perspective? Read about Christy Carlson’s real life mommy makeover experience.
Preparing for Your Mommy Makeover
It is important to ask yourself certain questions before deciding to have a mommy makeover.
Are you done having children?
If you plan to have more children, wait. The vertical muscles in the abdomen (which are tightened during a tummy tuck) can re-separate.
Are you at a stable weight?
Being at a stable weight before surgery can help maximize the results. Lose all your baby weight with diet and exercise before having plastic surgery.
Are you finished breastfeeding?
You should wait until you are finished breastfeeding before having breast surgery because the enlarged ducts and increased blood vessel activity of the breast during nursing increases bleeding and the risk of infection