Are you considering body contouring, but are not sure which procedure is right for you? There are many body contouring options, with two of the most popular being CoolSculpting and Liposuction. While the results are similar for both of these procedures, the procedures themselves are very different.
In this video, Dr. Smith, of Charlotte Plastic Surgery, discusses the growing trend of combined surgical procedures known as the “Mommy Makeover” A Mommy Makeover procedure can entail a tummy tuck and breast surgery procedure in one surgery plus non-surgical options. In some cases suction lipectomy can also be performed. Suction Lipectomy is a procedure which removes fat cells through small incisions utilizing surgical suction catheters. The goal of surgery is to improve body contour by removing localized accumulations of fat. Thus, why it is such a popular procedure for a Mommy Makeover.
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.
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Liposuction or Tummy Tuck? Dr. Finical of Charlotte Plastic Surgery explains the difference between the two, and what option may be best dependent on your situation. We’re also happy to provide some more insight below. Patients commonly are most frustrated with the fact that no matter how much exercise they do or how strict their diet, they cannot seem to get a flat-toned tummy. There are many possible explanations why this scenario is so common.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.