Abdominoplasty – or a tummy tuck, as it is more commonly known – is a cosmetic surgery procedure that tightens the muscles and removes loose skin and fat from the abdomen so that it appears flat and toned. While physical activity and a healthy lifestyle are key in keeping a flat and toned stomach, it's not always possible to achieve this look, particularly in women who have had children. Dr. Finical explains the reasons behind getting a tummy tuck, its benefits and how the procedure is dealt with at Charlotte Plastic Surgery. There are also other procedures that can be done before, during or after the tummy tuck procedure. There are many benefits to someone who is considering getting a tummy tuck. Not only does it enhance the appearance of a patient’s body, but if helps with a few things.
Dr. Nyame of Charlotte Plastic Surgery gives his analysis of liposuction vs CoolSculpting. With each procedure having their own benefits and drawbacks, Dr. Nyame discusses what and why you should consider liposuction as opposed to CoolSculpting or vice versa. When considering a procedure such as liposuction, Dr. Nyame suggests that a patient who is already at their ideal weight and not looking to lose more weight are perfect candidates for liposuction. Liposuction is also best for those looking to have a procedure done on a very specific and targeted area of the body that's bothering them. For extensive fat removal and the ease of only one procedure, liposuction is the best option. If a non-invasive procedure is more appealing, CoolSculpting would be the better option. However, it should be noted that CoolSculpting takes approximately 2-3 visits to get satisfactory results.
What’s it like to undergo a CoolSculpting® treatment at Charlotte Plastic Surgery? CoolSculpting is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that involves freezing fat cells in selected areas; the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated by the body forever. CoolSculpting can be done on a variety of areas including the belly, thighs, arms, back, double chin and more. A session can last anywhere between 35 and 115 minutes depending on the area of the body and your treatment goals. And that’s not all: Alastin’s TransFORM Body Treatment is applied afterwards to accelerate results and tighten the skin. With thousands of successful treatments under our belt, we can help you achieve your body goals.
In this video, Dr. Nyame explains that all men have some degree of breast tissue. However, many men have have more noticeable amounts of breast tissue, a condition that is referred to as Gynecomastia. As such men with abnormal amounts of breast tissue are sometimes embarrassed by this condition, leading them to seeking options to reduce the breast tissue. Fortunately, says Dr. Nyame, there are several options available. According to Dr. Nyame, for men with just excess fat, liposuction is a great Gynecomastia treatment option. Sometimes, however, the excess fat is accompanied by a moderate amount of excess skin. In this case, Dr. Nyame recommends both liposuction and removal of the excess skin. In more severe cases of excessive skin, cases in which the skin hangs done from the breast, the best Gynecomastia treatment option is removal of both fat and skin as well as replacement of the nipple. This procedure pulls the nipple back up to a normal location.
Have you ever wanted to have something done to your face but worry that all of your friends will notice? And how do you know whom to trust when it comes to achieving a subtle & natural outcome? There are ways to have anti-aging treatments without looking like you went to a plastic surgeon - hear our top tips for how to achieve a natural, subtle enhancement that reaches your goal of looking more youthful, but doesn't make you look "done".
Plastic surgeon Dr. Finical is known as one of the best tummy tuck surgeons in Charlotte for men and women interested in body contouring. Listen as he explains the recovery process for anyone interested in Tummy Tuck surgery.
Preparing for a plastic surgery consultation means preparing your questions ahead of time so that there can be a good exchange of information between you, the patient, and the plastic surgeon. At this point in your journey of considering plastic surgery, you have done your research and set your appointments with plastic surgeons, so coming prepared may seem like a "no-brainer." However, there are some things you may not have thought of yet and Dr. Finical discusses those items to consider when preparing for a plastic surgery consultation. Watch and take notes!
What is a plastic surgery consultation and what questions should you be prepared to answer? The simplest answer is that the goal of plastic surgery consultation is to create a roadmap outlining the procedures and treatments that best fit your needs as a patient. You know what you want to achieve and your plastic surgeon will have a number of questions for you to answer in order for them to understand and envision what that looks like for you. Dr. Smith talks about those questions and how to be prepared to answer them in a plastic surgery consultation.
Learn all about Rhinoplasty surgery with the board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephan Finical. Known for his comprehensive approach and natural-looking results, Dr. Finical will reveal the latest surgical advancements available today and help you understand what to expect in the realm of nose surgery. From seeing real patient transformation photos to hearing answers to your most asked surgical questions, learn from the experts how to discover Your Best You yet!
Neck lifts and neck rejuvenation procedures can be invasive and more of a commitment than some people want to do to correct the issues. Our patients often ask the physicians about their non-surgical and minimally invasive options for correcting the issues associated with their face and neck skin. Dr. Finical discusses the different types of Non-Surgical Neck Rejuvenation Procedures available at Charlotte Plastic Surgery.
Whether you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s or older, there is something you can do at every decade of your life to defend against the natural aging of your skin. Watch our webinar with nurse injector and licensed esthetician, Mischell Christmas, who will guide you through the things you can do to improve the look, feel and overall condition of your skin, no matter what decade of life you are in right now.
Watch as Dr. Stephan Finical elaborates on how plastic surgery innovations and modern medical science allows for tummy tuck surgeries to be completed without the use of abdominal drains. These techniques used by the Charlotte Plastic Surgery physicians have made tummy tuck surgeries more appealing to patients everywhere.
We all have heard about the power of antioxidants and how important they are to our overall health. But what exactly do they do for our body? Dr. Smith discusses what an antioxidant is, what it does for our body, and how we can help apply more antioxidants to our skincare regime.
Dr. Finical discusses the trending liquid rhinoplasty treatment and what exactly it is plus how it can be used. This safe, in-office and reversible treatment allows patients to see immediate results without having to undergo a surgical rhinoplasty. Watch Dr. Finical on Fox 46 Good Day Charlotte to learn more about this fascinating treatment!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of CoolSculpting®, the FDA-approved treatment that can destroy stubborn fat cells on your lunch break. There’s no downtime, no surgery, no anesthesia, and it seems like everyone knows at least one person who has experienced it firsthand. But even though CoolSculpting has become one of the most popular non-surgical treatments* for body contouring, many consumers are still skeptical of all the hype.
Learn about the latest, innovative and non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment now available at Charlotte Plastic Surgery! ThermiVa treatments can help you reclaim your feminine health with no anesthesia, no down town and the ability to return to your normal life activities right after receiving treatments.
During and post-pregnancy, there are lot of body changes for women. Maybe your breasts have drooped or deflated from breast feeding. You could have excess skin or stretch marks from the pregnancy as well. Charlotte Plastic Surgery's Mommy Makeover works not only to get your body back how it was pre-pregnancy, but also to get your confidence back!
Charlotte Plastic Surgery is one of few local groups offering the revolutionary technology of CoolSculpting. This innovative treatment applies controlled cooling on your body's problem areas to freeze away fat. Watch Dr. Finical explain more on how this technology works and why it's a leading method for fat reduction.
Tummy tuck surgery can provide patients with lasting improvements to the midsection by removing excess skin and reducing the belly bulge caused by weakened abdominal muscles. However, keep in mind that to achieve optimal results, you’ll need to avoid positions that place a strain on the treated area during your recovery. In addition to using a no-drain tummy tuck technique most plastic surgeons offer Exparel for continuing pain control. This non-narcotic, non-opioid pain reliever is injected directly into the abdominal tissue, fascia, and muscles and acts as a nerve block. Exparel contains a medication called bupivacaine, which is released slowly into the surgical site and can help manage pain for up to 72 hours post-op, making recovery more comfortable. Often oral pain medication can cause nausea, constipation, drowsiness, and other side effects. Many patients who opt for Exparel report less need for narcotic pain medication. This reduction can lead to reduced side effects. Additionally, Exparel can save you money. Purchasing additional prescription pain medications can be expensive and add hundreds of dollars to your procedure. Charlotte Plastic Surgery is nationally-recognized and offers expertise in many different services and procedures.
Dr. Kevin Smith of Charlotte Plastic Surgery joined Good Day Charlotte to discuss the negative effects of blue-light. More specifically he discusses on how it damages the skin and what people can do to prevent this from happening. Evolving research has shown that blue light can be bad for skin. It’s certain that blue light in the 380–400 nm range is problematic, although the risk seems to lessen somewhat toward the top end at 500 nm. Long-term blue light exposure to concentrated sources of blue light energy can cause skin damage, including color changes, inflammation, and weakening of the skin’s surface. Simply put, blue light promotes stressors in skin that cause photo-aging; that is, aging from exposure to light. Without question, sunlight is the main source of blue light to which we are exposed; digital devices emit only a fraction of that amount of radiation, however we still need to be cognizant of how much we are using our devices. A major difference is that our phones are much closer to us than the sun, and this “close-up” exposure matters. In contrast, blue light UV is more diffuse and much further away. A simple solution for blue light protection is to cover your phone and tablet with a blue light screen shield. It’s a cheap fix, eliminating the need to worry about skin care or sunglasses when using your phone or tablet (if only it were that easy for your skin and the sun). Whether it’s the light from sun exposure or from your smartphone, without question, you need to protect your eyes during the day. Limiting screen time is the best method to avoid blue light exposure. In terms of skin care to help prevent blue light damage, look for serums loaded with antioxidants and consider a skin care routine formulated with ingredients proven to address the visible effects of airborne pollutants. Although blue light isn’t the same as smog, both cause unwanted skin issues.
In this video, Dr. Smith, of Charlotte Plastic Surgery, discusses the growing trend of the tummy tuck and its role in the popular Mommy Makeover procedure. The tummy tuck portion of the Mommy Makeover procedure has certainly been revolutionized by the inclusion of a product called Exparel. Exparel is injected directly at the surgical site, unlike oral pain medications or anesthetics through an IV or a pain pump for long acting pain relief or rescue therapy. The pain after a surgery is usually at its peak for the first several days and Exparel helps keep that pain at bay for those first several days before it wears off. In plastic surgery, doctors have used it for cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries. Some common examples of surgeries where Exparel might be used are: • Abdominoplasties (tummy tucks with or without liposuction) • Breast Augmentation, Mastopexy (breast lift) and/or breast reduction • Breast reconstruction (in the case of patients undergoing breast cancer surgery) Exparel is injected directly at the surgical site, unlike oral pain medications or anesthetics through an IV or a pain pump for long acting pain relief or rescue therapy. The pain after a surgery is usually at its peak for the first several days and Exparel helps keep that pain at bay for those first several days before it wears off When considering a plastic surgery, the pain levels can be more significant than some other cosmetic surgeries in light of the muscles of the chest or abdomen, respectively, being involved in the surgery. The plastic surgeons as Charlotte Plastic Surgert have adopted using Exparel regularly for these, and other plastic surgeries, because of its improved recovery time and shortened hospital stays. The medication is touted to last as long as 72 hours post-operatively and therefore can help patients get to the milestone of moving out of bed sooner and decreasing their oral pain reliever use. It’s also widely recognized for its ability to help wean patients off of narcotic painkillers that they are prescribed post surgery.