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Facelift: Procedure and Benefits

The facelift, or Rhytidectomy is a well-known cosmetic procedure intended to target signs of aging. Each year, millions of patients have a facelift to refresh their look, but could it work for you? Let’s learn more about the facelift procedure to find out. 

The Facelift Procedure

The facelift is a popular cosmetic procedure that involves lifting and tightening the cheeks, jaw and neck.  It can help patients achieve a more youthful and lifted appearance. Just look at some of the celebrities that look more than a dozen years younger such as Sonja Morgan from The Real Housewives of New York City who called it a no-brainer on IG.   As a surgical procedure, facelifts provide immediate results, though patients will have to undergo a recovery period but the results are permanent.  Many aesthetic treatments only offer short term results and the cost over time adds up. (more…)

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Difference Between Breast Lift and Mini Lift

If you’re looking to achieve more lifted, youthful breasts, a full breast lift and a mini breast lift are cosmetic treatments available to you. While these procedures serve to improve the appearance of the breasts, both have distinct differences. Let’s go over the key differences between these cosmetic procedures so that you can select the right one for your needs. 

Breast Lift Vs. Mini Lift

A full breast lift and a mini breast lift are ideal for different types of patients. For patients with nipples that sag past the inframammary fold, which is the line at which the bottom of the breasts naturally meets the torso, a full breast lift will likely be needed to achieve the desired results. However, if the nipples are sagging only minimally or if the nipples aren’t symmetrical, a mini breast lift can help enhance the breasts’ appearance. 

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Tummy Tuck or Liposuction: Which One Is Right for You?

When you want to lose stubborn fat and tissue in your abdomen, you have a few different options to choose from. At Watt Plastic Surgery, we prefer the traditional methods of a tummy tuck or liposuction. Either of these procedures can be effective, but there are several things to consider before deciding which one is right for you.

Pinpointing the problem

The first thing that needs to be determined is what the actual problem is. What are your goals for this area of your body? Do you just have some stubborn pockets of fat, or are you experiencing some loose skin from weight loss as well? These two problems are addressed in very different ways.

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Health Benefits of Breast Reduction

Do your breasts often feel heavy and uncomfortable? Do you frequently experience upper back and shoulder pain? Does it seem like your bras never fit?

There are a lot of reasons why women consider breast reduction. Often, these surgeries are done because a woman’s breasts are much too large for their frame, causing them to develop or worsen some conditions. There are actually a lot of health benefits to breast reduction that you might not have thought about.

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Difference Between Plastic Surgeon and Cosmetic Surgeon

Most people use the terms plastic surgeon and cosmetic surgeon, thinking that they are the same thing. This is done so much that even the media and other doctors might use the terms interchangeably. However, there are some very distinct differences between the two that you should definitely know about.

But is there a difference, really?

Yes, really. Did you know that any medical professional with surgical training can be a cosmetic surgeon? They only need to be board certified in general surgery to be able to perform these surgical procedures. Because people think that the two are the same, they often end up under the care of an individual that does not have the appropriate education and training to be successful.

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What Is Emsculpt, and What Areas Does It Treat?

Haven’t heard of Emsculpt yet? We’re not surprised. The treatment technology has only been on the market for about two years, and it is just now starting to gain traction in popularity. We have this innovative and noninvasive electromagnetic device in our office, and we are proud to offer services for several treatment areas.

What Is Emsculpt?

Emsculpt is a new noninvasive procedure that can be used to increase muscle tone and strength. It can be used in problem areas where muscles are hard to tone or have a long way to go. If you’ve just lost weight and need to tone up, this treatment can help speed up the process. You can also improve muscle tone and stimulate new muscle tissue.

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How To Know When You’re Ready for Plastic Surgery

You heard about a cosmetic surgery procedure that you think you want. You’ve met with the plastic surgeon to talk about the expected results. You’ve talked it over with friends and family, weighing the pros and cons. But how do you know you’re really ready to get this procedure that will change your appearance for the rest of your life? Here are some things to consider.

You’ve Done Your Homework

You should ask your plastic surgeon a whole host of questions so that you know exactly what to expect with your surgical procedure. It’s a good idea to do your homework before you meet with the surgeon for your consultation. After getting that initial information, you will have more to go on for a search and can do more research into the procedure. If you need to, you can always go back to your surgeon with more questions. Make sure you understand everything before scheduling the procedure.

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The Biggest Myths About Plastic Surgery

There is a portion of society that looks down on plastic surgery and the people who have it performed. In reality, there are a lot of different reasons someone might need cosmetic surgery, and not all of them have to do with vanity and societal beauty norms. Here are some of the biggest myths about plastic surgery and the truth behind them.

Myth: Plastic Surgery Is Only Elective

There are actually a lot of cosmetic procedures that are performed for health reasons. A breast lift can be done to make clothing fit better. Breast reductions may be done to relieve back pain and pressure. There are also many other examples, such as:

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Why Body Contouring Surgery Is Not Weight Loss Surgery

If you have been struggling with excess weight and body fat for some time, you might be considering surgical options to help you get back to your youthful figure. Although there are a few different surgical options available to aid in weight loss, not all surgeries that remove excess fat and skin are considered weight loss surgeries. Here is the difference and what you need to know.

Weight Loss Surgery

When most people talk about weight loss surgery, they are thinking about procedures such as gastric bypass and stomach lap bands. These are extreme surgeries that are usually only recommended if you are severely overweight and have been unable to lose weight through any other means. 

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What You Need to Know About Liposuction

There are several different ways to go about body contouring, but one of the most traditional and popular of them all is liposuction. Liposuction is a relatively safe, minimally invasive procedure that is a good alternative to cosmetic surgery for many patients. Here’s what you need to know about liposuction to determine if it is right for you.

How It Works

Liposuction is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure that removes body fat from the target area, most often the abdomen. A small incision is made, and a cannula is placed within the body. The fat cells in the area are broken up and then removed with an attached vacuum tool. Liposuction is not weight loss surgery. While you may see a pound or two difference, you will not really lose weight with this procedure.

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