Charlotte Plastic Surgery’s board-certified physicians talk about the details and benefits of a Mommy Makeover procedure. A Mommy Makeover procedure can entail a tummy tuck and breast surgery procedure in one surgery plus non-surgical options. The main benefit of a Mommy Makeover is that the patient only has to go under anesthesia and through a recovery period, once. Recent advancements of this popular procedure include the use of Exparel, a numbing medication that gives you pain control for 72 hours, and progressive tension sutures which eliminates the need for drains. These benefits are why the Mommy Makeover procedure is now the most searched item on our website! Learn more about our practice: https://www.charlotteplasticsurgery.com/ Charlotte Plastic Surgery 2215 Randolph Road Charlotte, NC 28207
While motherhood itself is wonderful in so many ways, pregnancy can have some not so wonderful effects on a mother’s body. That’s precisely why Charlotte Plastic Surgery’s Mommy Makeover is so popular! We address the most common issues that occur with pregnancy, such as changes to the tummy area, breasts, and thighs. Dr. Nyame is passionate about helping mom’s regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. The procedures that he uses for the Mommy Makeover use the best of today’s cutting edge technology to achieve the results that you want with reasonable recovery time. We know that as a busy mom, you don’t have time to spend too long recovering from complex surgical procedures. That’s why we’ve designed our Mommy Makeover procedures to work with your lifestyle and needs.
Watch as Dr. Smith discusses Highly Cohesive Breast Implants and how they are superior to older breast implant types. This past year there were a number of scares about the potential connection between breast implants and breast cancer. Dr. Smith explains how innovation in breast implants today are safe and provide ideal results.
Dr. Kevin L. Smith of Charlotte Plastic Surgery identifies and explains the latest advancements made in breast augmentation surgery to expand your options. There are quite a few misconceptions about what can be expected after the breast augmentation procedure and the longevity of the results. Watch Dr. Smith explain the answers to those common questions, in full detail.
Watch Dr. Finical discuss the different types of procedures potential candidates look for and expect when they research mommy makeovers. In this WBTV segment Dr. Finical covers some of our most popular mommy makeover procedures; Vectra 3D imaging, tummy tucks and more.
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!
Sometimes, clean eating and rigid exercise cannot combat the after effects of pregnancy no matter how dedicated you are. In times such as this, there is always the option of a mommy makeover. Mommy makeovers are customizable depending on your body's specific needs. Watch Charlotte Plastic Surgery's Dr. Smith discuss this procedure which is drastically on the rise to popularity.
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.