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Those dreaded thunder thighs no longer have to rain on your parade. Thanks to a few new wrinkles in traditional plastic surgery procedures, you can restore your inner thigh area and have the legs of a ballerina again. Imagine that graceful look you once had, the precision and fluidity to your every step. Thigh lifts can refresh that creative expression in your walk and appearance as well.
Question: What are some reasons that people get gluteal augmentation?
Answer: Many patients seek gluteal augmentation, or buttock augmentation, to improve buttocks that are too flat, wide, boxy or saggy. Some individuals are born with flat buttocks while others may experience sagging over time. Buttock augmentation can be achieved with either buttock implants or fat transfer techniques. Both options can provide a rounder, more lifted and more prominent appearance to the backside which is more in vogue these days thanks to celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian.
Question: I'm interested in a Brazilian butt lift and would like to know how much of the transferred fat survives after the surgery.
Answer: There is no definitive answer as to how much of the fat survives after fat transfer. Some amount is typically resorbed by the body. It’s important to choose a surgeon who has the necessary skills and experience in buttock augmentation and fat transfer. Experienced surgeons often see about 75% to 85% long-term survival of the transferred fat. In less experience hands, however, this rate may be much lower.
Question: Is it true that anatomical cohesive gel implants are the best type of implant currently available?
Answer: There are many different types of implants currently available for breast augmentation. What is right for one patient may not be right for another. With that being said, many do believe that the newer anatomical cohesive gel implants are able to provide the most natural look and feel for breast augmentation. These implants are made of a firm, form-stable cohesive silicone gel that is similar in consistency to a gummy bear, which is why they are often referred to as “gummy bear” implants. These implants come in a variety of choices related to the implant width, height and projection, allowing them to be fully customized to the individual patient.
Question: What's the difference between the body lift and a tummy tuck?
Answer: The tummy tuck addresses loose, hanging abdominal skin and weakened abdominal muscles. Only the abdominal area is treated. The body lift, on the other hand, addresses the excess, sagging skin in the abdomen as well as the back, buttocks and outer thighs. A consultation is the best way to determine which technique can help you to achieve your desired result.
Question: How is Botox different from injectable fillers like Juvederm and Restylane?
Answer: Injectable fillers improve facial lines and wrinkles and other skin imperfections by restoring volume. Botox, on the other hand, is a neuromodulator which relaxes the facial muscles responsible for certain facial movements which over time can result in wrinkles and creases, such as frown lines. Botox effectively treats dynamic wrinkles whereas injectable fillers are appropriate for treating static wrinkles.
Question: How long will it be after my arm lift before I can lift things?
Answer: Lifting anything heavy should be avoided for at least the first week after your arm lift surgery. Light lifting may be resumed after that, but any strenuous activities should be postponed for about four weeks.
Question: I know Botox is used as a wrinkle treatment, but can it be used for other things?
Answer: Botox is commonly used to treat dynamic wrinkles like frown lines and forehead wrinkles. However, it does have other uses as well. Botox is a very effective treatment for excessive sweating of the underarms, hands and feet. It is also used in the treatment of migraine headaches as well as TMJ and jaw clenching.
Question: I know many surgeries are performed with an endoscope. Can the facelift be performed this way?
Answer: The endoscope is an excellent tool for many surgeries but not necessarily for the facelift. The endoscope is often used during the browlift to improve sagging brows and during the midface lift to address sagging in the cheeks. In order to treat sagging in the lower face, jowls and neck, however, a traditional full facelift with an incision allowing for skin removal is typically the best approach.
Question: What is the purpose of compression garments after body contouring surgery?
Answer: Compression garments are specially-designed elastic garments which are commonly worn during the recovery period after body contouring procedures like liposuction, abdominoplasty, arm lift, and other procedures. They serve many purposes: they help to support the newly contoured area, reduce swelling and accelerate the healing process, decrease the risk of blood clots, and can even minimize discomfort. Compression garments should be specially fitted to the individual patient.