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blogNew data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that Americans want to present their faces and bodies as best they can, as their plastic surgery statistics show a three percent increase in cosmetic procedures during the last year. According to ASPS statistics, there were 17.1 million cosmetic surgical and minimally invasive procedures performed in the United States in 2016. The data also shows new cosmetic trends in facelifts and fat manipulation. Patients use their fat to fill and sculpt the body. From reducing body fat to “harvesting” fat to improve other parts of the body, data shows new cosmetic procedural trends related to fat’s role in body shaping. One trend we are seeing is an increase in fat filler procedures. Plastic surgeons harvest a patient’s unwanted fat from their abdomen using liposuction and then inject it to fill and rejuvenate other areas such as the face, buttocks, and even breasts. “Because the injected material is the patient’s fat, the results usually last longer than fillers (hyaluronic acid).” Mini-invasive aesthetic fat injections increased by 13% Buttock augmentation using fat injection increased by 26% Breast augmentation using fat injection increased by 72% Also, new non-invasive procedures for fat removal and skin tightening are experiencing an increase in demand: Injection procedures that aim to attack specific areas with fat (mesotherapy) such as the area under the chin increased by 18 % Non-invasive procedures that freeze fat (Cryolipolysis, etc.) increased by 5% Other non-surgical procedures that aim to tighten the skin and target fat (RadioFrequency, etc.) increased by 5% These newer, non-invasive procedures appeal to a wide spectrum of patients. Even though they are not surgeries, patients should still take these procedures seriously. Before undergoing any procedure, consult with a board-certified ASPS surgeon who will ensure it is performed to the highest medical standards. These new, non-invasive procedures draw attention to a wide spectrum of patients. Even though they are not surgeries, patients should still take these procedures seriously. Before undergoing any procedure, consult with a certified surgeon who will ensure that the procedure is performed according to the highest medical standards. It’s just about the face The facelift, which didn’t make the top five cosmetic procedures in 2015, made a comeback in 2016, according to new statistics. Patients are amazed by the immediate facial improvements. This is evident in the popularity of apps and filters that change the way we can shape and tone our faces. While there are more options than ever before for face rejuvenation, a procedure performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon can provide a dramatic and more lasting result, so I’m not surprised to see that facelifts the face return to the five most applied aesthetic surgical interventions.   [...]
blogBesides being delicious, we have all heard that consuming chocolate has benefits for our health. But if we try to remember what those benefits are then I believe we will all get stuck. First, let’s point out that these benefits come from dark chocolate, not white chocolate. Usually, the easiest way to tell if your chocolate is “dark” or not is to choose one with a cocoa content of 70% or more. Benefits of chocolate: Healthier skin! Cocoa promotes blood circulation in the thin capillaries in the uppermost layer of the skin, vessels that serve to transport oxygen and nutrients to this area of ​​the skin important to protect against dehydration and burns. Eating antioxidant-rich chocolate allows for skin that is softer, more hydrated, and more resistant to sun damage. However, it is suggested to use an SPF (sun protection) cream every day of the year! It lifts your mood! Stressed out? Anxiety? Feeling exhausted? Get chocolate! Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), one of the chemicals your brain produces when you fall in love. PEA stimulates your brain to release endorphins so you will feel better. It helps you eliminate belly fat! A 2013 study concluded that those people who ate dark chocolate more often had a lower body mass index (BMI) than those who consumed it less often. And another 2013 study specifically of women who had excess body fat found that women who consumed dark chocolate for seven days had an easier time reducing their waist circumference. (mechanism of action still unclear) Rich in minerals! Dark chocolate is rich in minerals such as Potassium (Potassium), Zinc, and Selenium, and 100 g of chocolate contains 67% of the daily need for iron. It helps the heart and blood circulation! Studies have shown that dark chocolate helps in the elasticity of arteries and prevents white blood cells from “sticking” to the walls of blood vessels – both of which help prevent thrombosis. A little chocolate never hurt anyone, just be careful to respect the measure as too much of nothing is good. [...]
blogDo you also have problems with Acne and Rosacea? What happened at the meeting of American Dermatologists that excited everyone? One way to see which foods you should use and which you should consume to be as healthy as possible is to take the Nutrigenetics (Food DNA) test. Through this test, you will know how sensitive your skin is to certain specific foods. So the next time you want healthier skin, you will know what foods to avoid, and what foods to use. Dairy: Casein is one of the major proteins found in all animal sources of milk, and a specific type of casein, alpha s1 casein, has been identified as a major allergen. Goat and sheep milk contain different types of casein, and there is some evidence that replacing cow’s milk (and its by-products) with goat or sheep milk in the diet is a hypoallergenic (less allergenic) option, with significant reductions of eczema, digestive disorders, asthma and other inflammatory manifestations, including acne. Since casein is also a protein with a large molecular weight it is difficult to digest, our bodies probably cannot break this protein down, and this leads to the destruction of the inner surface of the intestines, which causes these proteins to en in the bloodstream. This leads to the initiation of the body’s inflammatory response, as the immune system recognizes these proteins as foreign. Animal Proteins: Eliminating animal proteins (except wild-raised fish because of the healthy, anti-inflammatory fats they naturally contain) will be very effective in reducing inflammatory levels in the body. Many clinical studies are showing that animal protein is a serious culprit in triggering the body’s negative inflammatory response. All the amino acids, nutrients, and proteins found in meat can be obtained from plant-based sources, such as peas, black beans, hemp seeds, etc. We are not trying to guide you to a vegetarian diet. We are helping you to understand that if you have problems with acne, then reducing the consumption of these products will also reduce inflammation of the body and acne.   The American Association of Dermatologists conducted a study regarding the stigmatization of individuals with acne. Study: 56 individuals were shown images of people with skin problems such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, and tinea versicolor. Then they filled out a questionnaire whose aim was to explore the impressions and reactions of these subjects toward those with skin problems. Results: The vast majority (62.5%) of subjects felt bad for people with acne, a result that lagged behind all others. About half of the people (55.4%) believed that acne was caused by poor hygiene, 27.5% thought it was related to diet, and of all individuals, 50% believed it was contagious. The majority claimed that they would feel ashamed if they had acne and that they found someone with acne less attractive (67.9%). Next, 41.1% claimed that they would feel uncomfortable if they were to go out in public next to a person with acne, and 44.6% would feel embarrassed if they touched the person with acne. However, the percentage of those who would try to stay away from contact with these people was very low. Conclusion: Acne can have a very negative psychological impact on sufferers because it is stigmatized. Although rosacea is a very evident problem, apparently the stigmatization must be related to the negative perception of the causes of acne. If acne is negatively affecting your life then you don’t necessarily have to manage the situation yourself as it is a medical problem. There are many acne treatment options, effective for adults and teenagers, and it is precisely the Dermatologist who decides which would be the most suitable for you. [...]
blogDry and cracked skin is a major concern for many people, especially in winter. While moisturizers, oils, and creams are incredibly effective for daily use, treating your skin from within can help to rehydrate your skin. Vitamin C  helps increase skin hydration helping to prevent wrinkles. Foods rich in vitamin C include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, pineapple, kiwi, oranges, and avocados. Vitamin E  protects the skin from free radicals, which can lead to early signs of aging. Almonds, sunflower seeds, spinach, avocado, trout, walnuts, sweet potatoes, and olive oil are some of the foods rich in vitamin E. Beta-Carotene works to protect the skin from UV damage. Some foods rich in beta-carotene are sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, squash, red peppers, peas, and broccoli. Healthy fats help keep skin hydrated and supple. Avocados are one of the best foods that contain healthy fats along with cheese, extra virgin olive oil, fish, eggs, chia seeds, and dark chocolate. Omega-3 fatty acids can do wonders for the skin. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids include seafood, wild salmon, chia seeds, walnuts, sardines, soybeans, and olive oil. Zinc can help create new skin cells. Seafood, dark chocolate, mussels, lamb, wheat, pumpkin seeds, and spinach are all rich in zinc. Potassium fights another element that can dry out your skin: sodium. Bananas, sweet potatoes, spinach, watermelon, avocados, nuts, yogurt, dark chocolate, tomato soup, and pumpkin are some of the many foods that are rich in potassium. Antioxidant-rich foods have many benefits, but they specifically protect the skin from free radicals. Dark chocolate, blackberries, blueberries, walnuts, spinach, strawberries, and artichokes are all members of the antioxidant-rich family. Sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) rays When it comes to sun exposure, you’ve probably heard of UV rays, UV radiation, UV index, or broad-spectrum UV protection. But what does all this mention of UV mean, and why should you care? UV, or ultraviolet, is radiation that refers to the rays of sunlight that are not visible to the human eye. The reason you should care is that exposure to this radiation is what causes skin aging and skin cancer. Crow’s feet, laugh lines, wrinkles, fine lines, etc. are the main problems caused by the action of the Sun on our skin. As we age, our skin loses its structure (AKA collagen) and its ability to be elastic (elastin), causing wrinkles to form and the skin to deteriorate. In addition to traditional natural aging, several other elements can create wrinkles. Since I can’t stop time, let’s take a quick look at some of the other factors that affect the formation of wrinkles and what you can do to keep your skin soft and youthful! Sun exposure Free radicals acquired thanks to UVA radiation destroy collagen and elastin of the skin and cause hyperpigmentation. Signs of aging from the Sun: Many people mistake the signs of sun damage as normal signs of aging, but with sun protection, many of these can be avoided. Fine lines and wrinkles Skin sagging (Loss of skin tension) Thick skin Boring face freckles Dark spots / hyperpigmentation Sun marks (usually occur on the chest, back, shoulders, arms, and backs of the hands, also known as “age spots” or “liver spots”) Redness Solution:  Apply sun protection. Use SPF cream every day, even on cloudy and seemingly sunless days. Do not forget to reapply the cream after activities such as swimming, or physical activities that cause sweating. Do not underestimate the protective effect of good glasses and hats, they are two very important objects that will bring you very good benefits. During peak hours, it is recommended to stay in the shade or indoors as much as possible. (10:00-16:00). Keeping your skin healthy is up to you, but it is possible if you take good care of it and are vigilant about sun protection. This is how you can make your skin maintain its beauty for years to come! [...]
blogProbiotics are types of beneficial human bacteria that can help maintain the balance of the microbiome on our skin, as well as the balance in the microbiome of our digestive tract. Food-Acne. Do you want to know 2 foods that, after eating, will trigger your acne? Many choices in our diet can affect the delicate balance of the beneficial microbiome, including pesticides and antibiotics which can destroy this delicate balance. If taking probiotics is recognized as an important topic, perhaps the most neglected topic when it comes to probiotics is prebiotics. Prebiotics are fibers and carbohydrates that act as food for good bacteria, allowing them to multiply and repopulate our bodies. Many Americans follow a diet that is low in fiber, and this does not favor a healthy bacterial balance. Studies show that the fiber content can help repopulate the gut with healthy bacteria and thus enjoy several health benefits, including a healthier digestive tract, improved immune system, and reduced inflammation. Why do we need probiotics when it comes to our skin’s health and complexion? Probiotics play a role in the absorption of nutrients, the body’s metabolism, immunity, and the functioning of intestinal protective barriers. Probiotics by improving the immune system, an important part of the skin’s fight against possible bacterial infections. In other words, without a sufficient and diverse range of probiotics in our digestive tract, we can’t absorb the nutrients we need, can’t fight infections efficiently, can’t control inflammation properly, etc. This not only results in a decrease in the quality of our overall health and the ability to function optimally in our cells but will also affect the hormonal balance in the body and the way the body copes with potential stressors such as triggers. of acne. [...]
blogHow much do you know about sleep? We all know that it is necessary for us, and most people know that we should sleep about 7-9 hours a day (based on age and activity.) Healthy sleep helps every system in your body, and a healthier body means healthier skin. We’re sure you’ve heard of the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep stage by now, but did you know that there are 5 stages of sleep? To reach the REM stage, we must first go through 4 stages. The REM stage is not only the stage where you dream but also the stage where the skin renews itself. Various studies show that short sleep leads to premature aging. How does this happen? Lack of sleep leads to a lack of skin regeneration, which leads to a loss of regeneration efficiency and therefore premature aging. Adding to that, reduced sleep increases cortisol levels, and this can lead to increased fat, inflammation, and loss of skin elasticity. So if you want to look younger for longer, help your skin by exfoliating properly. Studies have shown that the pressure exerted on the face during sleep causes wrinkles and sagging of the skin as a result of the pulling forces exerted on it. “Sleep wrinkles” differ from facial wrinkles due to the mechanism of their origin, location, and direction. The formation of facial wrinkles is many times less predictable than mimic wrinkles, as a result of the large number of alternatives that can cause these wrinkles. Wrinkles usually form near where the face meets external forces. The best way to avoid these wrinkles is to use the position lying on your back to sleep, but it is known that it is not very easy to change the sleeping position. Today, special pillows are designed to help prevent wrinkles that form from rubbing your face while you sleep. [...]
blogIntense and particularly unpleasant are the effects of hyperhidrosis on the sufferers, but also those around them. Daily they experience isolation from their friends and colleagues because of the perpetually “wet” appearance of their skin and even worse if their sweat smells bad. They acquire psychological problems due to the lack or absence of social contact, due to their aversion to others. Their every move, every thought, or planning is evaluated, controlled, and selected based on their sensitivity to their problem, their effects, and the reaction of others. “Sweating is the body’s mechanism to lower its temperature. When we get hot, that is, the nervous system signals the sweat glands to produce sweat so that when it evaporates the temperature drops. In many people, however, the amount of sweat they secrete is greater than what they need. The vast majority suffer from primary hyperhidrosis, which can appear even before adulthood due to intense stimulation of the apocrine glands. In a much smaller percentage, hyperhidrosis is due to other diseases and is therefore called secondary. Diabetes mellitus, for example, but also hyperthyroidism, as well as gout, lead to hyperhidrosis. Finally, several classes of drugs can affect sweating, The condition causes more problems in people who sweat a lot in the armpits. Almost 35% of them cannot tolerate its appearance, with their clothes constantly sweaty in that particular area. They are obliged to change them several times a day and it generally prevents them from living without concern. About 70% of them have a family member with the same condition, which indicates that the condition is hereditary. Women are more willing to seek help than men, although the percentages of men and women who suffer from hyperhidrosis do not differ. A more significant problem is faced by people who sweat excessively and their sweat smells bad. The coexistence of the two diseases multiplies the emotional impact and then the search for treatment is more likely. For the most part, patients sweat in specific areas, such as the armpits, head, soles, and palms. Cases of generalized primary hyperhidrosis are rarely reported. In both cases, however, the treatment methods are the same. On the contrary, in secondary hyperhidrosis, the treatment lies in the regulation of the underlying condition that causes it. For the treatment of primary hyperhidrosis, a variety of therapeutic approaches are offered, which are conservative, such as e.g. antiperspirants, iontophoresis, anticholinergics, laser or ultrasound therapy, and thermolysis. However, in some people, both medication and the use of topical preparations do not bring the expected results, while in some they have side effects, such as local irritation. More effective are invasive treatments, such as subcutaneous liposuction treatment or endoscopic sympathectomy. However, they are not a frequent choice of doctors, except in patients with severe hyperhidrosis and after conservative treatments have been tried and failed to provide relief. Of course, these also carry the risk of side effects. Modern options include botox, i.e. the use of botulinum toxin. It is an effective treatment for localized hyperhidrosis, that is, that which affects the largest percentage. This safe neurotoxin temporarily blocks the chemical signals of the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands in the treatment area so that these glands do not receive chemical signals, so the symptom of excessive sweating ceases. The research on its effectiveness is extensive and proven. The findings of the studies show that its infusion reduces the production of sweat, and consequently improves the psychology and quality of life of the patients. The very good results of using botox have made the method a first-line treatment. A review of studies published in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery confirmed that with this therapeutic method, hyperhidrosis is greatly reduced, the severity of the condition is improved, and patients who choose it live better. Botox also has excellent results in hydrobromide. It has been proven that especially for cases where the problem concerns the armpit, its use is both safe and effective even in minor sufferers. Botox injection treatments are performed after the application of local anesthetic cream. The time required to complete the treatment does not exceed 20 minutes, its effects begin to be felt in 1-2 weeks and last from 6-9 months. This treatment reduces sweating by 80% in the armpits and by 90% in the palms. Thus, the patient can carry out his daily activities and contacts without feeling any embarrassment or difficulty. [...]
blogIntense insecurity and shame about the appearance of their skin are felt by the vast majority of women who suffer from cellulite. Especially in the hot months of the year when the high temperatures impose clothing choices that leave the arms and thighs uncovered, they try to cover their bodies so as not to be commented on by those around them. Most of the time, they watch their diet all the time, exercise, drink a lot of fluids, and whatever is recommended by doctors to control cellulite, but the results are not particularly satisfactory. They may maintain a normal weight and build a firm body with these methods, but they do not get the smooth skin they desire. Cellulite is one of the most common aesthetic problems of women. It has been found that 90% of people suffering from it are women. It is a disorder caused by changes in the structure of the fat cells and connective tissues under the skin, which cause the fat cells to swell. The consequence of this swelling is the compression of the connective tissues and the appearance of orange skin. In these areas, reduced blood and lymph circulation is observed, which leads to the retention of fluids and toxins in the tissues, resulting in the worsening of the phenomenon. In other women, the uneven distribution of fat appears without applying any force to the skin, while in others some manipulation is required, i.e. pressure or pinching. This aesthetic problem is more intense in the buttocks, thighs, abdomen, and arms of women mainly. One of the reasons is that fair sex has more fat cells than men, which are located vertically under the skin, pressing with their top on the connective tissue, while in men they are in a horizontal arrangement, which holds the fat better. The contribution of the layers of fat that women and men have in certain parts of their bodies is also important. Women have three layers of fat on their arms, stomach, buttocks, thighs, and knees, where the problem of cellulite is most intense, while men have only one layer of fat on the whole body. Another reason why cellulite occurs more often in women than in men is that the female hormone, estrogen, creates fat, causing fat cells to swell, while testosterone, a male hormone, breaks down fat. Heredity and hormonal profile play an important role in the appearance of cellulite. Estrogen, insulin, noradrenaline, thyroid hormones, and prolactin also contribute. Aging also increases the likelihood of developing cellulite, because over the years the skin loses its elasticity, becomes thinner, and is more likely to sag. There are also exogenous factors that contribute to the genesis of cellulite. Such are diet, digestive disorders, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, alcohol, stress, and tight clothing. For its treatment, topical creams containing retinol, caffeine, ginger, tea, and other herbal ingredients are available, but they do not improve blood circulation in the area, to get rid of this unsightly problem. According to the latest data, the most effective is the combination of approved treatments. LPG Endermologie with its state-of-the-art head stimulates the skin’s natural repair and renewal mechanisms and is therefore considered a method that delivers what it promises. The skin regains its smoothness through lipo massage. The mobilization of fat cells helps eliminate accumulated fat and combats the swelling of fat cells, which worsens the appearance of the skin. At the same time, the fibroblasts are also mobilized, producing collagen and elastin, two essential proteins that give the skin elasticity and firmness. It is a 100% natural method that smoothes the skin and tightens and sculpts the skin, in a few sessions. Mesotherapy is another effective method, which aims to restore low blood circulation locally, due to the ingredients entering the treated area, through an extremely fine needle. Its composition allows the neutralization of hemosiderin, which causes fat cells to swell. The next day, the skin looks tighter and smoother. The results are gradually improving over the next 8 weeks and are maintained for several years, provided maintenance treatments are not skipped. Even for people who have deep indentations in the skin due to cellulite, which look like scratches, and are most often located in the buttocks or thighs, there is a solution. It is the once-administered Celluerase treatment in which a special tool is inserted under the local fibrosis of the connective tissue and cuts it, releasing the skin, which returns and remains smooth. [...]
blogProlonged and long-term exposure to solar radiation has negative effects on the appearance of the skin. The rays that gently caress the body and give their beneficial properties to the body, simultaneously cause wrinkles, relaxation, and spots on the skin. The cause is its lack of provision and protection, which often leads to burns and dryness since the natural production of oils is not sufficient to meet its needs. “The skin maintains its youthful appearance because of (mainly) two proteins: collagen and elastin. The role of collagen is to keep the skin firm and although its production never stops, it slows down over the years. UV radiation can cause this structural protein to break down faster than aging, and the reason is the abnormal accumulation of elastin in the dermis and the resulting production of enzymes. That is, constant exposure to the sun accelerates the process, leading to additional wrinkles and sagging. That’s why people who work outdoors look older than they are,” explains one of our Dr.s  at Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic. “The elasticity of our skin is given by elastin. Although collagen has this property, the degree differs, with elastin excelling since it gives the skin a hundred times more elasticity than collagen. And this protein decreases with aging, but also with exposure to solar radiation, due to gene mutations that are responsible for structural changes in the protein,” he adds. UV radiation is also one of the main generators of free radicals. Free radicals also increase the number of enzymes that break down collagen, while at the same time they can change a cell’s genetic material in a way that leads to much more serious skin damage. Avoiding sunscreen while the skin is exposed to the sun’s rays also affects the amount of hyaluronic acid that protects the skin from dehydration and inflammation, and enhances its elasticity by maintaining its thickness and density. However, the effects of the sun also depend on the skin type. The oils that the skin naturally produces protect and therefore those with oily skin are subject to less damage compared to those with dry skin. Sun exposure leads dry skin to flake, and then to wrinkle. People with sensitive skin are faced with rashes and inflammation, redness, and itching, while there are not a few who show phototoxicity, and blisters and rashes appear on their skin. Science has come a long way and can partially reverse sun damage to the skin. There are many moisturizing and anti-wrinkle creams on the market that help improve the appearance of the skin. Unfortunately, however, their potential is limited compared to the minimally invasive or invasive treatments that have been developed. Phototherapy is a widespread skin aging treatment due to the speed of cell renewal it offers and the immediate and natural improvement of tired skin that has developed wrinkles due to the effect of the sun. Each wavelength focuses on and activates different skin-enhancing factors, delivering youthful, hydrated, radiant, smooth skin free of blemishes and enlarged pores. Another painless treatment is hydrogel masks, which nourish all skin types with natural ingredients derived from a special class of algae with significant benefits for skin health. The wide variety of masks (each one has different ingredients) makes them suitable for every need. Its initial liquid form, within 15-20 minutes of its application, solidifies and its beneficial ingredients penetrate deep into the pores of the skin and nourish the tissues. A few minutes later, the mask is removed in one piece without leaving any residue behind, revealing rejuvenated and hydrated skin. “Both treatments have no side effects and are even aimed at people with skin problems, such as acne. Also, they complement each other and act as reinforcements in other aesthetic treatments, to ultimately show off a more radiant, firm, and smooth skin”, conclude our Drs. [...]
blogArm lift or brachioplasty is the surgery that aims to improve the appearance of the arm area. Sagging skin on the arms is a problem that mainly concerns women. It usually appears during the fourth decade, as a consequence of the natural deterioration of the organism. But it is also possible to appear at younger ages after a lot of weight loss. Who is the arm lift for? Arm lift is aimed at women who show excessive sagging in the arms, to such an extent that it has a negative effect on their psychology and acts as a limitation in terms of their appearance options. What can the candidate achieve after the arm lift? After arm lift surgery: the extra skin that has caused the sagging disappears excess fat is minimized the appearance of the area is spectacularly improved, thus boosting the woman’s self-confidence Arm lift : Comparison of methods In the past, the plastic surgeon, during arm lift, made an incision on the inner side of the arm that started at the height of the armpit and ended at the elbow. Through it, he removed the excess fat and skin that accumulated in the area. Today, in the majority of cases, a new technique is applied in which the removal of excess skin is combined with liposuction. Its great advantage is that the incision that is made is much smaller, it concerns only the armpit area and is not visible. In patients with prominent skin laxity even near the elbow area, we necessarily still use the large incision technique, always together with PAL liposuction to achieve better results. Arm lift : What is the procedure? Initially, PAL liposuction is applied to remove as much fat as possible and reduce the volume of the arms. Then an incision is made in the armpit area and the excess skin is removed so that the arm gets the desired shape. Arm lift: What kind of anesthesia is used and how long is the operation? Arm lift does not require general anesthesia. The operation is performed with a combination of local anesthesia and intoxication and its duration is about two hours. After the arm lift will the patient have to stay in the hospital? Once she recovers from the intoxication, approximately two hours after the operation, the patient is able to return home. Does arm lift help you get leaner arms? Arm lift is a procedure performed to improve skin laxity. If someone wants to lose weight, local fat should be removed with the PAL liposuction method. This particular method brings improvement and moderate relaxation. Depending on the extent of the problem, the plastic surgeon will use one or the other method or a combination of them to achieve an impeccable result. Arm lift : How long do the results last? The results of the operation are permanent, as long as there are no major changes in your body weight. Can complications arise during arm lift? In this specific operation, complications are extremely rare. However, it is possible to experience some side effects such as the incision being slow to heal or localized inflammation occurring in part of the post-operative scar. Is the arm lift painful? Arm lift is not a painful procedure. The patient will not feel pain postoperatively, all she will feel is a slight pulling. There is also a possibility of swelling in the area, but this will subside in a few days. Are there specific rules that the patient must follow after the arm lift? The next day he will have to come back to the hospital to have the drains removed. All the patient will have to do is follow the doctor’s instructions about cleaning the wound and wear a special bandage for the next month. After the arm lift will the patient take a long time to return to her daily activities? Recovery time varies from patient to patient. In the first days the person should be careful in his movements. After one week he will be able to return to work. It would be best to avoid heavy lifting for 15 to 20 days and vigorous exercise for a month. [...]
blog(Non-invasive body contouring) Venus Legacy is an innovative technology that results in face & body contouring and is based on a combination of tightening techniques. With the application of multipolar radio frequencies in combination with magnetic pulse and pulsed suction the thermal mesh that is created reaches the subcutaneous fat and tissues. In this way, the multi-level activation of fibroblasts is promoted and therefore the production of collagen and elastin. In addition to the tightening of the tissues with Venus Legacy, mild lipolysis is achieved, as well as combating lipodystrophy and cellulite and activating the lymph. It is indicated as a treatment for: After liposuction surgery. After losing weight. Non-surgical liposuction (face-body). Activate lymph. Removal of holds/ Reduction of cellulite and lipodystrophy. Circumference reduction. Skin tightening and lifting. Facial and body contouring. Applied Face – Visible improvement in facial contour and skin texture. Thanks to the special heads, it can also be applied to the eyelids, for tightening and anti-edema effect (eyelid bags, swollen eyes). Neck – With a specific protocol for the neck area, its improvement is very satisfactory. It can be combined with the use of botulinum toxin, Fractional Co2, PRP, boosters, and profile. Arms – The ultimate goal is to reduce sagging on the front surface of the arms (wrinkled or very thin skin). It can be combined with Desobody or other mesotherapeutic lipolytic treatments if there is localized fat deposition. Buttocks – Buttocks are visibly smoothed if there is cellulite or liposuction areas are greatly corrected. Overall, the buttocks area looks firmer and lifted. Thighs – On the front and back surface of the thighs the treatment is aimed at dealing with cellulite. While on the inner surface of the thighs (adductors) relaxation is usually treated. Mesotherapy as well as threading or Hifu can work in combination. Abdomen – Corrects not only sagging but also cellulite and to some extent localized fat. For even greater improvement, liposuction can be injected or mesotherapy for firming and cellulite. When not applied  – contraindications Radio frequencies are practically one of the safest methods in medical aesthetics. Exceptions are people with a pacemaker, orthopedic materials in the application area (blades, etc.) as well as certain cardiac diseases. What is the process with Venus Legacy? It is a simple and perfectly tolerated application. It is 100% painless. With the appropriate choice of head and program, it covers a multitude of points and problems. It is a very short application (e.g. approximately 20′ for the abdomen area) and can be applied to several areas in combination in the same session. Compared to other older RF devices the Venus Legacy requires fewer sessions. Indicative of about 6 for the face and neck and up to 10 for the body. Sessions are usually repeated every 7 to 10 days. After treatment Usually, the area where Venus Legacy was applied has a mild redness that subsides soon. The return to any activities is immediate without restrictions. How immediately do you see results? In some cases, the difference is already evident after the first session. But usually, after the third session,n we have visible results. The improvement is evident in the level of tightening, cellulite improvement, and overall girth reduction. After the end of the scheduled sessions, maintenance is recommended. Usually, this is 2-4 repetitions once a year per point, or one session every 2-3 months. Results Venus Legacy is FDA-approved. Compared to other tightening methods, its results are more immediate and visible already from the first sessions. The skin becomes firmer and tighter, sagging and wrinkling are reduced, and the profile and overall sharee are improved. The fact that it has zero recovery time and is a completely painless application makes it an ideal choice for most patients. It can be applied even in the summer months. Venus Legacy is a gold standard in the field of medical aesthetics with proven satisfied patients who have tried it worldwide. [...]
blogCellulite is an aesthetic problem, which affects approximately 90% of women worldwide. Men rarely have a cellulite problem (this is due to hormonal factors). In people who have this aesthetic problem, the skin presents the so-called “orange peel” appearance, that is, it presents bumps, which are followed by indentations and which can be of a light form, to quite intense. Unfortunately, while there are treatments that can help some people, one cannot say that there is one method that will help all people, on the one hand, but above all that will have a lasting effect. In other words, in all methods for the correction of cellulite, some people benefit and some do not. The”orange peel” appearance is due to the following: The superficial fat is divided into compartments by some fibers that start from the skin and end in the muscles or fascia. These fibers tend to remain firm because they have no elasticity and therefore hold the skin in places where they are, while the fat between them tends to push the skin outwards, creating protrusions. Therefore, we have indentations of the skin where the fibers are and hold it firm, and bulges where the fat is, which bulges outwards. The causes that create cellulite are usually many, such as e.g. hormones, diet, lack of exercise, hheredity andmuch more. This is also the reason why its treatment is difficult, because, in addition to the organic factors, one should also change one ‘s lifestyle. Even this would not be a guarantee of correcting cellulite. The mechanism that primarily creates cellulite is the insufficient perfusion of the superficial layer of fat, which creates swelling between the fat cells. Sometimes the sagging of the skin alone creates a false image of cellulite, which is called pseudocellulitis. It is important to distinguish these special cases because otherwise any treatment to correct cellulite will fail. Of course, something like this can only be diagnosed by a doctor with experience in the field. WAYS TO CORRECT CELLITIS LPG-ENDERMOLOGIE This is the most well-known device in the world for the correction of cellulite. What comes into contact with the body is a head, which has some special rollers. The skin is pulled and penetrates between the two heads and in this way the rollers perform a special massage , a kind of “shaping” of its tissues. In this way, the swelling between the fat cells is drained and circulation is improved. The fibers that fix the skin are also elasticized. It usually takes more than fifteen sessions for the interested person to see a remarkable result, which should be done two or three times a week. When you reach the desired result, you should follow a maintenance by doing this procedure twice a month. During the application of the treatment, the woman wears a “bodysuit” so that the head does not come into direct contact with the skin. As a sensation it is pleasant, because it is the sensation of massage. The advantage, in relation to the classic massage, is that the intensities are predetermined and fixed, so that excessive pressure is not exerted on some points. Any excessive pressure can create negative results. The time of each session is from 30 to 45 minutes. LPG Endermologie originated in France, early 80s and has reached, with some improvements, until today. It is the only machine that was approved in 1996 by the US FDA for the correction of cellulite. It is recommended to drink plenty of water and walk during the series of treatments. It is not effective for everyone, but it gives a good result to the majority of people who do it. MESOTHERAPY This is the injection of substances, with very fine needles, under the skin, in the area of ​​cellulite. Injections are made in several places. The substances are usually activators of the metabolism and caffeine . One cannot say that the procedure is particularly painful, but some report feeling a small degree of discomfort. Treatments are usually done weekly or every fortnight. It usually takes more than ten treatments to see a noticeable result . And this process does not have permanent results but needs some maintenance to maintainover time. During the treatment, some small bruises may appear on the skin, due to the rupture of some very small vessels. But these are absorbed by the body very quickly. MASSAGE And this method aims to reduce the swelling between the fat cells in the superficial layer of fat. It is only effective if it is done by a person who knows this type of treatment very well. The pressure applied should be specific otherwise one may get a bad result. If you are not sure that the person you are addressing is a good connoisseur of the subject, prefer the LPG Endermologie , where the degree of pressure is regulated and precise, rather than the machine itself. SURFACE LIPOSUCTION This procedure is performed with very fine cannulas, just under the skin, as part of liposuction, to correct local thickness. While local fat refers to the deeper layers of fat, cellulite is due to the superficial layer of fat, which can also be aspirated. Superficial liposuction creates a healing process just under the skin, which results in the creation of fibrous tissue, which, by shrinking, creates a tightening in the skin. It is very important that the plastic surgeon , who performs this procedure, has a lot of experience on the subject, otherwise it can cause opposite results. As with any medical procedure, no guarantees can be given to all individuals who will apply the superficial liposuction procedure, for the final image. But it must be pointed out that for those women, in whom it will have an effect, this will last for many years. LASER LIPOSUCTION Although relatively new as a method, there have been studies that give very encouraging results for the correction of cellulite with laser liposuction. During this procedure, a very thin optical fiber is inserted under the skin and melts the surface fat. The fat is allowed to be absorbed by the body or is suctioned with a very fine liposuction cannula. In addition to the above methods, many others have been suggested from time to time, such as treatment with creams, with pills, with various other types of machines. All these treatments have not given any significant result, at least so far. Many of these methods, which have been proposed, have a very temporary effect , of the order of a few days. Any person who wants to enter a procedure to correct their cellulite should know that there are no miracle solutions, but with patience and knowledge they can achieve a satisfactory result. [...]
blogVarious terms have been used for this specific procedure, such as fat implantation, fat injection, lipo-injections, etc. but the more correct term is autologous fat transplantation. This procedure is used to “fill” indentations on the face, wrinkles, i.e. deficits in general, as well as filling in areas such as cheekbones, beard, etc. Autologous fat, i.e. the body’s fat, in which it will be implanted, has been used for several years as a filling method, similar to those of other filling materials, such as collagen or hyaluronic acid. Pros and cons Compared to other filling materials, fat has the main advantage of being material from the body itself. Therefore there is no chance of a rejection reaction from the body. It also has zero material costs. Another advantage of fat is that one can have large amounts of material available. The disadvantages of fat are that it is a longer procedure than other injectable fillers, that it may have a longer recovery time, and that it is not suitable for very fine wrinkles, but only for coarse fillers. Also among the disadvantages should be included absorbency of fat. A percentage of the fat is absorbed and some remains. This percentage depends on several factors. One factor is how traumatic to the fat cells it is to take the fat. The more non-traumatic the cannulas and the method of administration, the greater the percentage of fat that will remain. Also, another factor that plays a role is the blood supply of the tissues where the implantation will take place. It has been observed that tissues with greater perfusion retain more of the transplanted fat. For placing this fat inside the muscles, for example, there is an opinion that the “survival” rate is higher. This is because, as is known, muscles have a much better blood supply than fat tissue. Also, the smaller the amount of fat, the greater percentage of it will remain. Large amounts of fat have a lower “survival” rate because the body does not have time to integrate them. When fat is placed in some tissues of the same person, the body starts a race to create new blood vessels as soon as possible, which will be able to nourish the new fat in the area. At the same time, however, the fat that has been placed, because it does not have blood vessels, tends to be absorbed. The faster vessels are created and the slower the fat placed is absorbed, the greater percentage of fat will remain. Large amounts of fat do not manage to be integrated into the body quickly enough, and for this reason, most of them are absorbed. Since all of the aforementioned factors are not constant, it stands to reason that the amount of fat that will remain is also not constant. Residual fat can vary from person to person and even within the person from the area to the area of ​​the body. Therefore, the person who will accept this procedure must understand that there may be a slight deviation from the expected result. But this deviation is not so important as to prejudge it. [...]
blogFacial liposuction Facial liposuction is usually performed in the context of some other operation such as lifting. You may not know it, but fat can also accumulate on the face and it is almost impossible to get rid of it without some kind of surgery. This fat is mainly seen around the eyes and cheekbones. Fat removal is done to make the result of the larger operation more natural and the shape of the face more harmonious after it. Buttock liposuction Buttocks are one of the parts of the body where a large amount of stubborn fat usually accumulates. This can happen for many reasons, but the main one is heredity. Buttock liposuction is performed after weight loss and its purpose is to make the patient’s body image more harmonious. The price of buttock liposuction largely depends on how large the amount of fat will be removed, which of course directly affects the scope and time of the operation. Chin liposuction The chin is also known as a double chin and is formed when there is a large concentration of fat in the area under the jaw. This concentration of fat is often combined with a general relaxation of the skin in the area with a particularly unsightly effect. Liposuction in the neck is a very common form of liposuction which is usually combined with a neck lift which improves the shape of the skin in this area. It is an operation that is performed quite often in people of all ages since the problem is strongly felt after a large weight loss. It is worth noting that in older people, fat cells can appear even if they are not overweight since it is also a “symptom” of aging. The liposuction price depends on whether the operation will be done alone or together with the facelift. Abdominal liposuction The abdomen is the part of the body in which the largest concentrations of fat are usually observed, which can be particularly persistent. The phenomenon is more pronounced in men but often occurs in women, especially after a pregnancy. This is perhaps the most “popular” operation of its kind. We should make it clear that abdominal liposuction is NOT done to lose weight, on the contrary, it is done to remove excess fat that did not go away after some weight loss attempts. How much abdominal liposuction costs always depends on the patient’s case and the method to be used. Legs Liposuction The legs are also a place where fat can accumulate. If the excess fat in the thighs (also known as) thighs does not go away after exercising to target the area in question, the only solution is thigh liposuction. Liposuction on the thighs is also done quite often and especially for women who want to improve the shape of their legs after losing weight to have a body ideal for the beach. The cost depends on the size of the operation. Arm liposuction The arms are another very problematic part of the body that is badly affected by the passage of time. As the passage of time causes the skin in the area to lose its elasticity, the weight of the fat causes it to sag, creating unsightly “bags” on the arms. These bags can also be created by a large weight loss. Arm liposuction is done as part of a more specialized procedure called Brachioplasty and will rarely be done alone. Its cost depends on whether it will be done alone or as part of a Brachioplasty. Liposuction on the knees The area behind the knees and the knees themselves are also places where a concentration of excess fat can be observed. The problem is that in this particular area it is impossible to lose excess fat with exercise, so the only solution is liposuction on the knees. The good news is that knee liposuction is almost exclusively done with non-invasive methods and is relatively bloodless, so its cost is small and the recovery time is almost non-existent since the patient can return to his activities from the very next day. Cheek liposuction A concentration of fat can also occur on the cheeks, as a result of which the shape of the face and its expressiveness are spoiled. Liposuction on the cheeks is a very simple operation with little cost, which can be done by itself, that is, without being combined with other operations. It can be performed on people of all ages and is the only solution for removing fat from the cheeks. Liposuction love handles Finally, there are the buns whose existence is solely due to the accumulation of unnecessary and stubborn fat. Buns are also known as “lifebuoys” because they are presented around the belly while the English call them love handles. However, it is an unsightly problem that can only be solved by liposuction, the size of which will determine its cost. 4D liposuction 4D liposuction is the latest development in plastic surgery and the fact it is not exactly liposuction since the term used to describe this operation is liposculpture. This operation is also performed almost completely bloodlessly with ultrasound and a special laser and is aimed at people who already have a fit body and want to remove the minimum excess fat to make the appearance of the muscles more intense. In other words, the purpose of this surgery is to get a six-pack and a perfectly toned body in general. 4D liposuction takes its name from the 4K resolution since it essentially shows the muscles and contours in high definition. It is a relatively inexpensive operation, but as we said before, it is not for everyone. [...]
blogLiposuction of the inner and outer surface of the thighs helps to get closer to the desired parameters, to give the silhouette grace and harmony. Modern methods make it possible to achieve excellent results in a short time. Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not about removing the optimal amount of fat. More importantly, how much fat remains after surgery to ensure that the body’s natural contours are preserved. Meanwhile, removing too much fat not only destroys the body’s natural contours but also leads to skin irregularities that are difficult, if not impossible, to completely correct. Thigh liposuction usually involves correcting the flanks to create a smoother, more natural transition. On the other hand, liposuction of the buttocks itself is not a common procedure due to the increased risk of skin asymmetry and sagging appearance. This is especially true when treating the lower half of the buttocks. It is known that excess fat in the upper part of the buttocks makes it flatter and wider. For this reason, liposuction can dramatically improve the appearance of the buttocks even without the use of silicone implants or a Brazilian buttock lift (fat transfer). But for a small number of patients who complain about their excessively large buttocks, direct liposuction can be done, although certain steps must be taken to avoid dimpling, sagging, and other unwanted side effects. It is important to note that the amount of fat removed should be determined not only by the desired size of the patient after surgery. Perhaps a more important factor is the elasticity of the skin, or its ability to re-drape into a new contour. Removing a volume that is too large for the skin to handle will result in a wide range of problems such as visible and/ or palpable rippling and sagging appearance. While skin asymmetry can be improved by fat transfer, which is essentially a “reverse” liposuction procedure, patients can only expect some level of improvement as opposed to a complete cure. Simply put, the goal of liposuction of the thighs and buttocks is to remove just the right amount of fat and leave behind enough adipose tissue to preserve the body’s natural contours and maintain a smooth skin surface. The advantages of liposuction are that: it can be combined with lipofilling; it allows you to achieve the desired shapes quickly, safely, and without much effort; the effect of the procedure is noticeable almost immediately. There are several types of liposuction. Among the most popular methods, today are: vibrational; vacuum; ultrasonic; cryolipolysis [...]
blogThe fashion for attractive buttocks of certain shapes has grown tremendously in the last decade due to the influence of social media and some famous stars in the world. However, even before surgical operations became popular, over the past half-century, various procedures for the formation of gluteal muscles were performed to correct deformities and improve proportions, eliminate laxity or adjust the size. Many procedures can be used to improve the appearance of the buttocks, including non-surgical injections, implants, fat grafting, excisional surgery, liposuction, or a combination of these. Understanding the patient’s physiological characteristics, problems and goals help the plastic surgeon formulate an ideal plan and choose the best technique to give the patient a pleasant result. Liposculpture technique for correcting the buttocks In other words, this is liposuction with a transplant of own fat or a Brazilian buttock lift. First, the plastic surgeon determines the areas from which adipose tissue can be taken from the patient: stomach, chest, side of the chest, waist, hips, back, and arms. For the best aesthetic results, the lower back, sacrum, waist, and thighs are almost always liposuctioned to narrow the waist, accentuate curves, and lower the hip/waist ratio. After liposuction, the fat is cleaned, excess fluid is removed, treated with an antibiotic solution, and combined with the patient’s plasma immediately before the injection. The prepared material is injected into the patient’s buttocks using a 4 mm infiltration cannula. Buttock implants This method of correcting the buttocks is also called gluteoplasty and is effective when the patient’s fat tissue is not enough to increase the buttocks, and the thigh area is poorly defined. First, the surgeon marks the areas where incisions will be made and implants will be inserted. The medial extent of the implant is approximately 2 cm lateral to the outer edge of the sacrum. The patient is under general anesthesia, foot pumps are used to prevent venous thrombosis and a special drug is administered. One vertical incision, 6 cm long, is made along the midline of the sacral region in the buttock fold. The incision is made through the skin, and subcutaneous tissue continues to the lateral borders of the sacrum and the medial border of the ischium. Then a 4-6 cm incision is made intramuscularly and an implant pocket is created. This is done on both sides. The implants are inserted into the pocket through small incisions using a plastic funnel and placed under the gluteus maximus muscles. We do not perform this procedure. The technique of formal lifting of the buttocks This method of buttock correction is often performed on patients with massive weight loss. It is used to repair damage to collagen and elastic fibers that have been severely stretched. The typical V-shaped figure of a patient who has lost a lot of weight is due to excess skin and its insufficient elasticity. A postoperative buttock lift is also often performed to eliminate laxity and ptosis of the skin. But the procedure can also be combined with autogenous fat transplantation and/or buttock implants. The first step in this technique is to make a superior incision along the iliac crest with the patient in an upright position. A pinch test is then performed to determine where the lower incision will be marked. Excision of excess skin and fat is performed by the “seagull wing” method. Liposuction of the sides and thighs is performed only when necessary. Another common procedural addition to a formal lift is a posterior thigh lift. [...]
blogAfter significant weight loss due to surgery and/or lifestyle changes, the skin and tissues often lose elasticity and no longer conform to the reduced body size. Also, surgery to correct the figure allows you to achieve the desired body shape by affecting certain areas. Body contouring helps to achieve a more proportional appearance with smoother curves. In both cases, more than one operation may be required to achieve the desired result. And procedures are often performed in stages. What procedures does body contouring include? Several surgical procedures may be required to correct the figure, from tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to various types of lift (full body, breast, arms, thighs, buttocks) and liposuction. It all depends on which part of the body you want to improve and how much change you want to achieve. Abdominoplasty with body contouring Abdominoplasty is the most effective solution for those who want to remove loose skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. Loose skin on the abdomen can appear as a result of significant weight loss or be a natural result after pregnancy. Often during pregnancy, the two main rectus abdominal muscles diverge. In some women, these muscles do not recover after giving birth, creating a condition known as diastasis recti. Because of this, the impression of fullness in the lower abdomen is visually created. Unfortunately, squats or other exercises do not restore these muscles. But with the help of a brace, they can be sewn together, while removing excess skin and fat. Different types of lifting for body contouring A lift is another type of body contouring surgery that removes fat and excess skin and tightens tissue to improve the shape of body parts after significant weight loss or transformation due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. There are several areas of the body where a lift may be particularly desirable and can provide excellent long-term results. A breast lift (mastopexy) is a procedure for lifting breasts that may sag and lose fullness after pregnancy or breastfeeding. Sometimes with significant weight loss, patients find that the skin on the shoulders does not regenerate according to the new forms, but hangs down. Brachioplasty can remove this excess skin, as well as tighten and reshape the upper arms. When losing weight, the skin can also become loose on most parts of the body. Then the best way to reduce sagging is a general body lifting procedure. Body lifting allows you to eliminate irregularities in the contour of the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and to some extent the lower back and sides, and sometimes you can also remove cellulite. A circular body contouring lift (or lumbar lipectomy) removes excess skin and offers an extensive transformation of the mid and lower body. This is a reconstruction of the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. A lower body lift includes a tummy tuck and buttock lift.   During a thigh lift, the shape of the thigh area changes, unwanted fat is removed, and the skin and tissues surrounding the thigh area are tightened. A buttock lift removes both unwanted fat and skin to reshape the buttocks. A Brazilian butt lift is a procedure that uses unwanted fat from other parts of the body to lift, plump, and restore the buttocks. Liposuction for body contouring Most surgical procedures for body contouring are combined with liposuction. Some patients require only liposuction, but liposuction is often performed in combination with a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or buttock lift, including a Brazilian butt lift. In the course of liposuction, unwanted fat is removed from certain areas to give the body a more proportional and slender silhouette. Modern technologies make it possible to perform this procedure quickly and shorten the rehabilitation period. [...]
blogA strong chin reflects youth, energy, and attractiveness. Often, patients of plastic surgery clinics complain about an unaesthetic neck, a weak chin, and a double chin. All of these common cosmetic problems with the lower part of the face are directly or indirectly related to an insufficiently defined chin line. What is called an ideal chin line? A “bulky chin” usually means having a visible border of the lower jaw that runs straight from the corner of the lower jaw to the point of the chin. People with prominent chins have good bone structure, which can only be seen if the skin and fatty tissue are also structurally healthy. Genetics affect the aesthetics of the chin line, and plastic surgery may involve simple liposuction rather than complex jaw surgery. Thus, although creating a perfect chin line is often the desired goal for the patient and their surgeon, multiple operative techniques may be required due to the complex anatomy. There is no single technique that can be used to improve the chin line for all patients. However, with the correct diagnosis, you can use conventional procedures to achieve a clear chin line and an aesthetically attractive lower face. An ugly chin line is seen as a weakly defined border of the lower jaw and/or the shape of the chin, along with laxity or fullness of soft tissues that hide the outlines of bony tissues. Correct diagnosis and formation of a clear chin line Diagnosis of each problem allows for the most appropriate treatment. However, not every surgeon can perform orthognathic surgery, however, if the problem can be effectively solved by jaw surgery, the doctor should explain this to the patient before choosing an alternative. Orthognathic surgery is necessary in the case of hypoplasia of the lower jaw, which is a bone deformity of class 2 with or without malformation of the upper jaw. The angle between the chin and the neck is affected by weak tissues under the chin, excess fat above and below the platysma, the position of the hyoid bone, and a protruding lower jaw. With laxity of soft tissues/skin and subcutaneous tissue in the border of the lower jaw, the chin line will also be indistinct. When determining bone morphology, genetics and aging strongly influence the actual shape of the mandible, especially the angle of the mandible, the anterior notch of the ear, and the premaxillary sulcus. The average patient at an aesthetic medicine clinic may complain of a sagging neck, a weak chin, or an inherited neck, unaware of all the potential problems that could be the true source of their complaints. Methods of forming an ideal chin line There are proven methods of creating a clear chin line. Each procedure is aimed at eliminating a specific problem. Manipulations with soft tissues: neck liposuction; submentoplasty; face and neck lift. Enlargement of the lower jaw: chin implant; implants of the angle of the lower jaw; fat transplant or fillers; implants of the outer edge of the jaw (especially non-standard). Manipulations with bone tissues: BSSO (bilateral sagittal split osteotomy); osteotomy LeFort I (changing the height of the face vertically and, therefore, the position of the chin line); craniotomy Soft tissue manipulation to address skin laxity, fat distribution problems, and fibromuscular weakness is what most surgeons first consider when a patient complains of an unsightly lower face. In most cases, when the morphology and projection of the bone are normal, procedures with soft tissues effectively solve the problem. Only liposuction is limited because the elasticity of the skin must be good. Submentoplasty with or without a facelift can have a dramatic effect on the angle between the neck and chin, especially if there is abundant subplatysmal fat. If there is laxity directly above the edge of the lower jaw, then a lift of the lower part of the face and neck is necessary. In general, thin patients have an easier time creating an aesthetic chin line after facelift surgery than patients in whom fatty tissue hides the contours of the mandible, regardless of the type of procedure. [...]
blogThigh lift surgery (or hip replacement) is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin from the inner thigh and improve the appearance of the thigh and buttocks area. This plastic surgery is usually performed on patients who have lost a lot of weight and have loose skin on the inner thighs. With the help of the procedure, the skin can be tightened, but at the same time, a scar remains, which will run along the entire length of the thigh when a large amount of skin is removed. Shorter scars remain when a less extensive area of ​​loose skin is removed. The appearance of the scar is difficult to predict for sure, but it disappears over time. Is it possible to eliminate cellulite with a thigh lift? You must have heard different information about cellulite and thigh lift. Some experts say that such an operation eliminates cellulite, others say that this is not the case. The truth is somewhere in the middle. A lift can remove cellulite in some, but not all, cases. During a hip lift, the surgeon removes excess skin while tightening the rest of the skin. This plastic surgery makes the hips smoother, and more attractive, and also makes skin irregularities less noticeable. Determining whether cellulite will be removed during the procedure is relatively easy even at home. You can simply try to tighten the sagging skin on the thighs. If the cellulite disappears, it will probably disappear after the thigh lift. However, if cellulite remains visible, a thigh lift will not eliminate the problem, but will most likely reduce the appearance of cellulite. At the same time, only a specialist can determine the most effective version of the procedure. Types of thigh lift People can develop cellulite on any part of their thighs. During the examination, the plastic surgeon determines which type of brace is suitable for the patient. Inner thigh lift Cellulite on the inner thighs is common. In the course of lifting the inner surface of the thighs, the surgeon makes small incisions from the crease between the thigh and groin to the crease in the buttocks. The surgeon then removes excess fat and skin. Medial thigh lift People who have cellulite on the inner surface of the upper thighs may need a medical lift. The surgeon starts the incision on the inside of the thigh and ends it at the crease of the buttock. Vertical thigh lift Cellulite can be an unwanted side effect of significant weight loss. Many people may notice that their cellulite has become more noticeable after they have lost a lot of weight, so they opt for a vertical lift. In the course of this procedure, the incision starts from the fold in the groin and goes down to the inner surface of the knee. This allows the surgeon to remove most of the skin and the deep layer of fat. Spiral thigh lift Those who have cellulite on the entire surface of the thighs can consider a spiral lift. This surgery targets the inner, outer, front, and back of the thighs, allowing the surgeon to model the entire thigh. The incision starts right below the buttock and reaches the crease between the thigh and pubis. Thigh lift recommendations If you are concerned about cellulite, a lift can help. However, to begin with, you need to consult with a qualified specialist. A hip lift is not a one-size-fits-all surgery, and a good plastic surgeon will choose the most effective techniques for you. Also, please note that a thigh lift is not a method of obesity treatment, does not replace diet and exercise. You must reach a stable weight and maintain it for the surgery to be most effective. Further weight loss can lead to tissue deterioration in the thighs. Good general health is also a requirement for the procedure. Diseases such as diabetes can cause complications during rehabilitation and be dangerous during anesthesia and sedation. A hip lift is best suited for patients who are in good health and have no illnesses or serious pre-existing conditions. [...]
blogOverdeveloped breast tissue (gynecomastia) is a fairly common disease in men. At the same time, men often assume that they need to learn to live with it or eliminate it by developing chest muscles. A healthy diet and exercise that includes strengthening the breast muscles can help if the enlargement is due to excess weight and/or fat deposits in the breasts, so-called pseudo- or false gynecomastia. Unfortunately, these persistent fat deposits often persist, despite great efforts. True gynecomastia is not related to your weight and losing weight and building muscle will not reduce the appearance of enlarged male breasts. Genetics, age, and hormonal changes trigger this form of gynecomastia, which can cause one or both breasts to enlarge. Although neither condition is usually considered medically serious or life-threatening, it can hurt a man’s self-confidence and sense of well-being. Cosmetic surgery can help here.   What causes true gynecomastia? Gynecomastia can develop at any age, which is associated with an imbalance in the level of testosterone and estrogen. Testosterone controls male traits, such as muscle mass and body hair, while estrogen controls female traits, including breast growth. Although you may think of estrogen as exclusively a female hormone, the male body also produces estrogen in small amounts. When there is too much estrogen or too little testosterone, a man may begin to develop breast tissue. Certain prescription medications or excessive use of alcohol and other substances can also cause gynecomastia. And sometimes it is related to the main disease, for example, with an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). To find out the cause of gynecomastia and get treatment for the underlying problem, you need to see your doctor and undergo a series of diagnostic tests. However, even eliminating the cause of the disease will not always change the appearance of excessively developed male breasts. What causes false gynecomastia? False or pseudo-gynecomastia occurs due to fatty deposits in the breast area that mimic the appearance of female breasts. Fat pockets in the chest area are often resistant to the most rigorous diet and training. Even men with ideal weight can experience this condition. Sagging or stretched skin that occurs after significant weight loss or is a natural part of the aging process can also manifest as pseudo gynecomastia. What is the best treatment for gynecomastia? Gynecomastia often lends itself well to liposuction. This method is especially suitable for the treatment of pseudo-gynecomastia. Using small incisions made on either side of the breast or in the armpit, the doctor inserts a small tube-shaped device (cannula) that removes excess fat and glandular tissue and creates a new contour that looks natural to the patient’s body shape. Incisions can be located along the edge of the areola or in the armpit – it depends on the needs of the patient and the technique used in each specific case. Recovery after liposuction for gynecomastia is relatively quick. You may need to wear a compression garment for several weeks to minimize swelling and support the stitches. Vigorous exercise is not recommended for about 3 weeks, but you can usually return to work and other daily activities after a few days. Removal of the gland in case of gynecomastia More severe cases of gynecomastia are best treated with surgical removal of the glandular breast tissue. This surgery is also recommended if you have stretched or sagging skin around your breasts that can be tightened and reshaped during the procedure. In some cases, liposuction is used along with surgical removal to achieve optimal results. Tissue removal allows for the removal of a larger amount of glandular tissue and/or skin that cannot be successfully removed with liposuction alone. The location and length of the incisions depend on the amount of surgery required but are usually performed along the edge of the areola (periareolar incision) or in the natural folds of the breast. A qualified and experienced surgeon will make sure that the scars formed after the incisions are as inconspicuous as possible. The rehabilitation process is similar to liposuction but is often accompanied by pain and swelling. The patient usually feels ready to return to work within 1 week of surgery and can return to exercise within the first couple of weeks. [...]
blogThe outer thigh lift operation is designed to model the front and outer thigh surface by removing fat and sagging skin. The result is more elastic and aesthetic hips. An outer thigh lift is also called a lateral lift, a bilateral lift, or a hip lift. This type of procedure is often performed on patients who have lost a lot of weight, resulting in excessive sagging of the skin. The operation allows you to remove a large number of fat cells, tighten loose skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite for a better contour of the upper part of the legs. Who is suitable for lifting the outer surface of the thigh: Patients with loose skin and/or cellulite on the thighs who are ashamed of their appearance. Patients with excess skin and persistent fatty deposits on the outer side of the thighs. Men and women who have lost a lot of weight (naturally or as a result of bariatric surgery). For the operation, the patient must have a stable weight. If a person intends to lose weight, the procedure is recommended to be carried out after reaching the desired weight. It is also recommended to follow a healthy diet and perform physical exercises. Lifting the outer surface of the thigh is not suitable: Patients with uncontrolled diabetes or other serious medical conditions that may increase the surgical risk or affect the healing process. For people who have not yet reached their weight loss goals. Patients with unrealistic expectations. How is the tightening of the outer surface of the thighs performed? During the procedure, a V-shaped incision is made, which goes from the inguinal fold to the thigh or buttocks area. The length of the incision depends on the needs of the patient. The surgeon will remove fatty deposits and soft tissues. Liposuction can also be performed to correct the shape of the hips. First, absorbable sutures are used to close the deeper layers of tissue. The inner stitches will be tighter than those next to the top layers of the skin. This suturing method helps support the entire hip and also relieves tension on the skin, which reduces the likelihood of complications. After removing excess skin, the thighs will look tighter. To close the incisions, the surgeon may use sutures, adhesive tapes, or clips, and then bandages will be applied. Rehabilitation after lifting the outer surface of the thighs After this operation, patients should expect swelling and bruising in the thigh and buttocks area at the beginning of the recovery period. To minimize swelling, support the hips and help the skin acquire new contours, it is necessary to use compression underwear. Such clothes will need to be worn around the clock for up to 3 weeks. During the recovery period, patients are not allowed to sit directly on the buttocks, as this can put pressure on the wound and hinder healing. During rest, patients should use pillows, which will help relieve tension from the legs and position the body so that the thigh tissue does not stretch. You should start walking as soon as possible to speed up the healing process and reduce the risk of blood clots. Patients should avoid squatting, climbing stairs, and physical activity during the first 2-3 weeks. Sometimes drainage tubes are placed at the site of the incision to remove excess fluid. Taking a shower is permissible 2 days after the operation. A follow-up visit to the surgeon is necessary approximately one week after the operation. At this time, you can already remove the drainage tubes and external seams. Most patients can return to work 2-3 weeks after the procedure. After 6-8 weeks, you can resume regular exercises and normal activities. Lifting of the outer surface of the thighs – results Depending on the degree of laxity of the skin, the patient may not see immediate results due to swelling, bruising, and compression garments. As the tumor begins to subside, the upper part of the legs will become more slender and toned. The final results will become visible in about a year after the scar tissue has taken on a more natural shade. Although it is not necessary to have an ideal weight before this cosmetic surgery, it should be comfortable for the person to easily maintain shape. It is important to understand that significant weight fluctuations nullify the results of lifting the outer surface of the thighs. However, a patient who gradually loses weight after the procedure will improve their shape. After the operation, a gradual loss of approximately 4.5-7 kg is allowed. [...]
blogOne of our patients shared her thoughts about her recent mommy makeover: “The experience of other mothers in the world proves that you can look beautiful after pregnancy and childbirth. ” I am very glad that I was able to overcome my doubts because my former body was practically returned to me. I love my children, but I also want to be attractive and happy when I see my reflection in the mirror. Now that’s exactly how it will be.” Procedures that help to safely and effectively restore problem areas at the same time are especially valuable for new mothers. After all, time is our most important resource. However, not all plastic surgeries for young mothers are the same, and it is not always advisable to combine them for each patient. Therefore, we have prepared 5 facts that will be useful for you to know if you are planning to do a mommy makeover. There is no standard set of mommy makeover procedures Mommy makeover is not a universal procedure. On the contrary, it is a complex plastic surgery that must be adapted to your individual needs, lifestyle and anatomy. Your body contour can be affected by: pregnancy; breastfeeding; weight gain or loss; age; menopause The skin on the abdomen can be stretched beyond its ability to “return to normal”, leaving sagging, flabby folds and an uneven body contour. Many women also lose breast volume and develop fat deposits in the abdomen, thighs, and sides that can be resistant to diet and exercise. The key to the desired mommy makeover result is choosing the right time and combination of procedures that will allow you to change your problem areas in the best way. A Mommy Makeover usually includes a tummy and breasts Typically, a mommy makeover includes breast surgery and a tummy tuck. As the name suggests, the set of procedures was created for women as a means of rejuvenating the areas of the body most affected by motherhood. However, over time, the approach to mommy makeovers has changed. Now, this complex can include any combination of procedures, for example: breast enlargement; breast lift; breast reduction; tummy tuck; increase in buttocks; liposuction; arm lift; thigh lift. The goal of a mommy makeover is to give your body contours a more toned and youthful appearance. It may be necessary to remove excess skin, and unwanted fat deposits, increase breast volume with a breast implant, and/or solve the problem of volume loss with fat grafting. Breast augmentation vs breast lift Breast surgery is often a major component of a mommy makeover, as pregnancy and breastfeeding can lead to breast reduction. In this case, the implant is a safe method of restoring the lost volume. However, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and age can also cause the skin and breast tissue to stretch. This is why simply increasing is not always the solution. Attempting to use a larger implant to compensate for sagging skin usually leads to complications down the road. Loose, sagging skin is a sign of weak tissue that will not be able to hold the implant in place over time. A breast lift also creates a more youthful appearance because the nipple is moved back to the center of the breast. Most new mothers need a full tummy tuck The abdomen is a problem area for many patients. Although liposuction is the gold standard for removing excess fat, it cannot solve the problem of loose skin or loose muscles, which is common in patients who have experienced pregnancy and childbirth or who have gained/lost a significant amount of weight. However, a tummy tuck will help solve all 3 problems. There are 2 options for a tummy tuck: a full tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck. Although most patients want the second, most of the time they need the first. A mini-lift can only deal with sagging skin below the navel, which excludes women who have given birth, gained weight, or gone through menopause. Patients like the idea of ​​any procedure with the word “mini” because it involves a shorter incision. However, it is important to remember that a mini tummy tuck is still an operation that requires recovery. No woman wants to go through all this and not get the desired result – a flat, attractive stomach. You can try to assess yourself what type of tummy tuck you need: if you look at your entire abdomen, do you have excess fat deposits and/or loose skin above the navel? If so, you will need a full tummy tuck. Plan the rehabilitation period after the mommy makeover Plastic surgery for new mothers can radically change the appearance of your body, giving you more energy, vitality, and self-esteem. However, this is still a surgical procedure that requires time for recovery, so it is necessary to think in advance and carefully plan the details. In general, abdominoplasty requires the longest rehabilitation time — about 2 weeks. And for about 3-4 weeks, you will not be able to bend down and lift your legs. Therefore, if you have small children, plan to supervise them. The best way to achieve excellent results is to give your body the time and energy it needs to heal. [...]
blogHow to get rid of wrinkles under the eyes? Wrinkles under the eyes are a problem that sooner or later appears in the life of every person. They are the first signs of aging in the body. The skin on this part of the face is devoid of sebaceous glands and therefore requires additional care when the production of collagen and elastin in the body begins to slow down. You will learn how to effectively fight wrinkles under the eyes from this article. When wrinkles appear under the eyes Our eyes are located in an area called the periorbital fossa, where the skin is very thin and delicate. Because of this fragility, the skin tissue in this part of the body is more prone to wrinkles than in other places. The body produces natural fibers such as collagen and elastin. They help maintain the structure and elasticity of the skin. However, their production is depleted over time due to age and other factors, for example, adverse environmental effects. Since the skin under the eyes is very thin, it can quickly lose its elasticity, which leads to the gradual formation of wrinkles, which occurs in 3 stages. 20 years From the age of 20, the production of collagen begins to decrease. However, at this age, the presence of wrinkles under the eyes is rare and is probably due to environmental factors or genetic predisposition. 30 years After 30 years, the functional activity of dermis cells decreases in women, and, therefore, the volume of collagen and elastin fibers decreases. The skin may appear thinner or duller as fat cells begin to shrink. During this period, there is a sharp manifestation of age lines and wrinkles. 40 years old After 40 years, the production of collagen decreases significantly and eventually stops completely. The skin begins to lose its elasticity, and the lines under the eyes become deeper and more visible. In the following years, menopause will also affect the sensitivity and elasticity of the skin in women. Causes of occurrence The reasons for the appearance of wrinkles on the skin around the eyes are slightly more than the reasons for their appearance on other parts of the face. Active mimicry Repetitive facial expressions such as smiling, frowning, or squinting are a huge burden on the skin. Unfortunately, this method of non-verbal expression of emotions inevitably leads to the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and on the forehead. Age changes Starting at the age of 25, the body produces 1% less collagen every year. This means that the skin begins to gradually lose its structure and elasticity, as a result of which wrinkles appear, which become deeper and more pronounced over time. This is called “intrinsic aging” because such changes happen to everyone, regardless of external factors that can accelerate the aging process. Photoaging Excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays leads to aging of the skin and, therefore, inevitably contributes to the appearance of pigmentation and earlier deep wrinkles under the eyes. Bad Habits Smoking and alcohol are also significant factors that accelerate aging. The longer you smoke, the more likely it is to damage your skin, including the appearance of wrinkles. Alcohol works in the same way. A few more bad habits – regular lack of sleep and insufficient hydration – can also lead to the withering of the skin. Cosmetological methods of combating wrinkles under the eyes There are different methods of treating wrinkles under the eyes. These include injections of neurotoxins, cellular technologies, and fillers. Which one is best for you will depend on the depth of the wrinkles. The most effective comprehensive approach that a doctor can choose. Neurotoxicity Substances such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injected into the area under the eyes can help create smoother facial contours. Neurotoxins are injected into the area of ​​the lower eyelid muscles, just below the eyelashes, to weaken their ability to keep their eyes closed when they are at rest. But it is worth considering that the relaxation of these muscles can hurt people who suffer from dry eyes. As with other neurotoxin treatments, repeated injections are required approximately every six months. Lasers Laser treatment consists of the application of microscopic streams of light on the skin, which promotes the production of collagen and elastin. The procedure requires minimal recovery time and takes no more than an hour. The number of sessions depends solely on the patient’s condition. Contour plastic The procedure of filling wrinkles with fillers. The basis of all fillers is hyaluronic acid, which is gradually absorbed by the body and starts the process of production of its hyaluronic acid by skin cells. Prevention of wrinkles under the eyes Control of facial expressions Try to avoid excessive squinting or squinting, such as when you are concentrating or working on a computer screen. This will help prevent dynamic wrinkles that occur as a result of maintaining the same facial expression for a long time. Moisturizing the skin Make sure you drink enough water to keep your skin hydrated. Water helps the outer layer of skin to look fresher and more supple, but external factors, such as high temperatures, can cause moisture loss. At the same time, the skin will look dry and create the impression of premature aging. Moisturizing reduces the signs of aging by replenishing moisture reserves in the outer layer of the skin and reducing its dryness. Sleep mode It is very important to get enough sleep because lack of sleep can accelerate the aging process. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that people between the ages of 18 and 64 get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Smoking Consider quitting or at least reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke. This will help delay the appearance of wrinkles on the face, in particular, under the eyes. Diet Eating a healthy diet rich in vitamins A, C, and E keeps skin healthy and helps offset the external effects of aging. Sun protection Ultraviolet exposure causes the skin to age faster. Use a day face cream that protects from the sun, or wear a hat that provides shade for the eyes. [...]
blogIn our society, almost all topics related to sexual and reproductive systems are surrounded by secrets and myths. Most often, issues related to a woman’s health, her age, and her ability to bear children are taboo – they are not discussed. The same situation has developed around the topic of menopause – many myths and various scary pseudo-facts about menopause make women wait for this period with fear. The first manifestations of menopause, as well as any other changes in well-being and health, should be treated very carefully. “Turning a blind eye” to the first symptoms of menopause, women lose the opportunity to maintain their health and quality of life at the usual level. In this article, together with the specialists of Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic, we will find out what the climax is, whether is it so scary, and whether is it possible to delay its onset. What is a climax? Climax (or menopause) is a period in a woman’s life when her reproductive functions are exhausted: the eggs run out, and the ovaries no longer have follicles that synthesize estrogen. As a rule, at this time, a “substitute” for estrogen – the hormone estriol – begins to be produced in adipose tissue. It is because of it that a woman often gains weight during the climacteric period. These processes do not develop all at once — the functions of the ovaries fade gradually, over five to six years. The climax starts about two years before the last menstruation and ends three to four years after. Three stages of menopause “ Given the length of time the process takes, experts conventionally divide it into several stages. Each of them has its symptoms and predictors. Perimenopause Gynecologists do not have a single opinion of at what age a woman’s menopause begins. Most often, the process becomes obvious at the age of 45, but the first harbingers can appear both earlier – before the age of forty, and later – after the age of fifty. In the period of premenopause, the process of dying off the reproductive function of the ovaries begins. At this time, the cycle may go astray, periods become irregular, and the interval between their arrival may change. Among the frequent symptoms of the initial stage of menopause, we can highlight: Decreased libido Headaches Increased irritability and general emotional instability Increased sweating Hypotension Gaining weight Menopause This period is characterized by the active dying of ovarian functions. Menstrual periods may continue, but become less and less regular their abundance changes, and bleeding gradually ceases. Most often it happens between the ages of 48 and 53. This period is characterized by an aggravation of all symptoms that accompany premenopause and their strengthening by new ones. As a rule, menopause is most often accompanied by : Hot flashes Insomnia An unstable emotional and psychological state Violations of the cardiovascular system Insulin resistance: the risk of diabetes Increased bone fragility Gaining weight Various gynecological problems: sagging of the vaginal walls, the appearance of unpleasant secretions, and others Postmenopause The postmenopausal period begins a year after the last menstrual bleeding and lasts until the end of a woman’s life. As a rule, at this stage, most of the unpleasant “companions” of menopause disappear, but age-related changes begin to be felt more strongly. During this period, a woman should pay special attention to her health, as the risk of developing diseases of the heart and endocrine system, diabetes, and obesity are greater than ever. The main signs of menopause As we mentioned earlier, the symptoms of menopause can vary depending on the stage of the climacteric process in which the woman’s body is. However, gynecologists distinguish several general signs that accompany all stages of menopause: Sleep disturbances: as a rule, insomnia, difficulties with the quality and duration of sleep, and problems with falling asleep and rising to begin to appear during this period Emotional and mental instability associated with changes in the body’s hormonal processes. During this period, women are more sensitive, tend to be exposed to bright emotions and experience depressive states, feel increased nervousness and irritability Hot flashes are one of the most characteristic companions of menopause. They can happen several times during the day. During sudden increases in body temperature, there will be a feeling that the body is on fire, and red spots may appear on the neck and chest Sweating – this symptom is inextricably linked with hot flashes and is the body’s reaction to a sudden increase in body temperature Weight gain is a side effect of the production of estriol in the fat layer Bone fragility — the body stops producing the hormones necessary for the restoration of bone tissue; the general decline in strength and bouts of weakness — the result of a complex of changes in the body and systematic problems with sleep Problems in the intimate sphere – increased sensitivity, painful sensations that accompany sexual intercourse, violation of the process of secretion of lubricant, various gynecological problems, urinary incontinence Diagnosis during the menopause The symptoms that accompany the initial stages of the climacteric state can be found to one degree or another in other health problems. It is this fact that makes timely detection of the state of climax impossible at home. Therefore, after the age of forty, a woman needs to visit an endocrinologist twice a year in order not to miss the beginning of this process. There are several “markers” that help specialists detect menopause: A special blood test that shows the conditional “reserve” of the ovaries is an anti-Mullerian hormone test Menopause test, during which the amount of follicle-stimulating hormone in a woman’s body is determined. Such a test is also available in ordinary pharmacies, but the corresponding blood test demonstrates greater accuracy and effectiveness. A high level of this hormone means that the ovaries are no longer able to perceive it – this is one of the symptoms of menopause The presence of inhibins A and B can also indicate the onset of menopause The climacteric state can also be easily confused with acute stress. To reveal the truth, it is necessary to pass an analysis of the content of cortisol and prolactin. High levels of these “stress hormones” in the blood can cause menopause-like conditions. Helping a woman during menopause Correct medical care depends on the stage at which menopause was detected. At the stage of premenopause, a gynecologist may recommend taking phytoestrogens and antigenotoxic therapy to correct the condition. However, at the immediate stage of menopause, specialists often turn to hormone replacement therapy, if there are no contraindications for this. Such therapy will help to level the state of health, remove several undesirable symptoms and significantly improve the quality of life of a woman. At the postmenopausal stage, specialists use special vitamins, minerals, and supportive therapy that help control age-related structural changes in the body and fight the aging process. Myths and truths about menopause Like other taboo topics in our society, many moments related to climacteric processes are shrouded in fear, mystery, and myth. We propose to discuss the most common of them. Climax “gets younger”. It’s true. The fact is that each body is individual and it is impossible to calculate a clear date of the onset of menopause – too much depends on the quality and conditions of life, the level of wear and tear of the body, nutrition, stress, and environmental influences. At the same time, gynecologists note that in recent years the processes have shifted by 10-15 years: it is possible to face the cessation of menstruation already at the age of 36-40 and the age of 41-45 – such processes are called premature and early menopause, respectively. Menopause worsens the quality of sexual life. This is only partly true. The fact is that periods of climacteric conditions can be accompanied by various gynecological problems, however, as a rule, sex becomes painful only as a result of the deterioration of the general quality of life – and, accordingly, the libido also decreases. Correct and timely correction of body conditions allows you to avoid unpleasant symptoms and maintain the quality of all aspects of life – in particular, sexual life – at an appropriate level. During menopause, it is impossible to conceive a child. Depending on the stage of menopause, pregnancy is possible, but only at the stage of premenopause. Due to an unstable cycle, women do not always have the opportunity to control ovulation, while the ovaries can continue to work alternately, which leads to fertilization of the egg. After the death of egg production functions, the reproductive function disappears, the ovaries lose their viability and fertilization cannot occur. Men do not have a climax. It is not true. Men also face climacteric processes called andropause. As a rule, in men, it is related to the natural aging processes of the body, but andropause is not accompanied by clinical complaints. A man’s ” climax ” usually occurs after the age of 50 and is accompanied by a decrease in libido and the production of testosterone, the main male hormone, by prostatitis and weight gain. Regardless of the stage of the life cycle, the organism is at, the quality of life can and should be maintained at an appropriate level. Timely diagnosis and competent, individually selected therapy will help to make menopause not the end, but the real start of a full life. [...]
blogWhy are the feet such a problem area? “Orange peel”, “breeches”, “ear”, looseness, stretch marks – probably there is not a single woman in the world who would be indifferent to these manifestations of excess weight on her body. Stress, a passive lifestyle, and a lack of free time often exacerbate existing problems. Imperfect legs become the reason for many complexes and rejection of short dresses, swimsuits, and tight-fitting clothes. Each person has his constitution, figure, and, body structure. Diets, a healthy and active lifestyle, physical exercises, and other tricks do not always help to change natural data. It is especially difficult to achieve the desired result in the so-called “problem areas” – the inner and outer surfaces of the thighs. The slightest relaxation of the regime and hormonal failures are instantly manifested by extra centimeters and deterioration of the skin in these areas. As a rule, it is quite difficult to get rid of such unpleasant consequences – there are practically no effective exercises for these areas, and diets do not help at all. With age, fat begins to be deposited on the calves as well – and here, active training, on the contrary, can harm and aggravate the problem. You can achieve the desired effect even in the most “problematic” places and become the owner of toned slender legs with the help of modern methods of cosmetology and plastic surgery. Methods of plastic surgery Modern plastic surgery makes it possible to achieve significant results even in cases where other methods are powerless. In the struggle for the beauty and slenderness of the legs, liposuction will help to achieve a high-quality and noticeable result in just one procedure. If the patient responsibly approaches the postoperative period and follows the doctor’s recommendations, the obtained result will last for a long time, if not forever. What liposuction methods will create perfect legs? Non-surgical liposuction Non-surgical liposuction is the best solution for those who want to get rid of unnecessary fat deposits, without surgery, incisions, and a long rehabilitation process. A visually noticeable effect of weight loss is achieved with the help of a special cold laser. This device safely and painlessly breaks down fat deposits under the skin, after which they leave the body naturally. This technique will be useful when: There are excess fat deposits in problem areas It is necessary to get rid of cellulite effectively and for a long time There are lipomas in the leg area Traditional methods of losing weight and plastic surgery do not help to achieve the desired result No special training is required for this procedure. One session lasts approximately 40 minutes. During this time, one to several centimeters of subcutaneous fat can be removed without damage and visible marks on the skin. This type of liposuction does not require a stay in a hospital – immediately after the procedure, the patient can leave the clinic. Externally, the result does not appear immediately, but only after the split tissues leave the body. Liposuction using surgical techniques Traditional liposuction creates a visible result immediately after the procedure. Already in one session, you can effectively and visually visibly get rid of fat deposits in the area of ​​the lower legs, “breeches”, calf muscles, and on the inner surface of the thigh. And proper nutrition and regular physical activity will fix the obtained effect for a long time. The procedure is conditionally divided into two stages: Preparatory: preliminary consultation and initial examination of the patient, after which the date of the manipulation is set. Liposuction directly. This is an operation performed under general anesthesia. After the patient is asleep, the surgeon makes a small incision through which fat deposits are cut. In this way, a visually noticeable result of the procedure is achieved. When the excess fat is removed, the doctor sews up the wound with a cosmetic suture – the site of the operation will be almost impossible to find with the naked eye. Unlike laser liposuction, after the surgical procedure, the patient does not leave the clinic but is observed for some time in the hospital. After the operation, the patient is forced to wear compression underwear – this is necessary so that the wound heals safely and painlessly, and the visual effect is of the highest quality. Cosmetology techniques You can get rid of excess fat and achieve the desired shape of your legs with the help of several cosmetology techniques. They are used both as independent procedures and as part of a complex weight loss process – in this case, you can get a good result in a relatively short time. LPG massage LPG-, or lipo massage, is a procedure during which there is a targeted effect on fat at different subcutaneous depths. The procedure is performed using a special roller-vacuum device. With its help, you can effectively stimulate the splitting of fat deposits even in deep layers, getting rid of several centimeters in one session. After a certain time after the procedure, the tissues painlessly leave the body naturally. It is worth paying attention to the lipo massage procedure if: A visual deterioration of the quality of the skin is observed The skin has become less elastic There are unwanted stretch marks associated with sudden weight gain or loss To achieve the maximum effect, it is recommended to complete a course of 15-20 procedures of 35 minutes each. Anti-cellulite massage “Orange peel” is a problem that does not depend on the overall weight or condition of the legs: it affects both thin and curvaceous women alike. Anti-cellulite massage allows you to get rid of excess fat deposits in any part of the body, and improve blood circulation, appearance, and quality of the skin, without resorting to surgical intervention. A qualitative effect is achieved after a course of 10-15 sessions, each of which takes from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours, depending on the individual case. To consolidate the result, it is recommended to repeat the course approximately once every six months. General methods General methods of losing weight also allow you to build a beautiful, toned body and achieve the effect of slender legs. To achieve a good result, you need to make a lot of effort and have a great desire, but as a result – a beautiful figure attracts attention. A strict diet and various physical exercises require regularity, strong motivation, and will, but will allow you to achieve and maintain ideal body parameters. Common weight loss methods include: Food control. Nutritionists recommend a careful approach to the diet: exclude starch and fast carbohydrates, add more vegetables, fruits, and fiber, and divide meals into 5-6 portions of 200-250 grams. You should not immediately switch to a strict diet – this is a great stress for the body, which will allow you to achieve short-term results. For a qualitative effect, it is more important to build a balanced diet and develop correct eating habits Restoring the water balance. The norm of water for each person is different. It can be calculated using the formula: 30 milliliters per 1 kilogram of weight. This formula applies only to pure water consumed during the day and does not take into account tea, coffee and juices. This amount of pure water will accelerate the metabolism and speed up the fat-burning process Physical activity. A competent combination of exercises, with due diligence, will allow you to “pump” the muscles of problem areas and achieve ideal relief Mode of the day. Falling asleep late, getting up early and chronic lack of sleep create stress for the body and provoke the production of cortisol, a hormone that prevents weight loss [...]
blogHair loss is a physiological process that occurs due to the change in growth phases and renewal of skin cells. However, excessive hair loss may indicate a disease of the hairy part of the head – alopecia. Without proper treatment and the use of hair loss remedies, alopecia progresses and, depending on the cause of the disease, leads to significant thinning of the hair or the formation of foci of baldness. How to understand that hair falls out more than normal? Each hair follicle has a life cycle. The phase of active hair growth (anagen) is 2-5 years. Then comes an intermediate phase (catagen), after which the follicle stops nourishing the hair and goes into a “sleeping” mode – the telogen phase. As the new hair grows, the old hair is pushed out of the hair follicle. The process ends with the loss of old hair and the appearance of a nehair on the surface of the skin. In healthy people, approximately 85% of hair is in the anagen stage, 1-2% is in the catagen stage, and about 13-15% is in the telogen stage. About 50-100 hairs fall out a day and new ones grow in their place, while the density of the hair practically does not change. You can determine excessive hair loss with the help of a test at home. Since most of it falls out when you wash your hair, postpone this procedure for a few days. Then take the bundle on the top of the head and pull hard, repeat the test several times. If more than 5-7 hairs remain in the hand each time, it is necessary to consult a trichologist (a dermatologist who treats hair and scalp). What can cause hair loss? In the structure of all hair diseases, non-scarring hair loss makes up 80%, that is, it is the most common cause of hair loss, which affects 30-40% of people under the age of 50. The main cause of hair loss in men (80% of cases) is a hereditary predisposition. This form of alopecia is called androgenetic. The most significant risk factor for male pattern baldness is increased activity of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase type II, which metabolizes the hormones testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in genetically predisposed hair follicles. The development of androgenetic alopecia has its patterns: in men it ,”eats” the hair on the crown, and in women it ,forms a nest in the middle parting. In men, alopecia develops gradually over 5-25 years. For visual diagnosis of male pattern baldness, trichologists use the Norwood scale, according to which certain signs correspond to each stage of alopecia. Causes of severe hair loss in women: bacterial or fungal infection; taking medicines; hormonal imbalance; thyroid disease; stress, psycho-emotional tension. Androgenic, “male-type” alopecia, which develops in genetically predisposed women, is the second most common form of hair loss and is associated with an increase in the effect of the most powerful of the “male” androgen hormones – dihydrotestosterone. In some women with androgenetic hair loss, the presence of pathological changes in the metabolism of androgen hormones in the serum of peripheral blood is confirmed, and deviations from the norm in other parameters are often insignificant. As you know, male hormones in women shorten the growth phase (anagen) and prolong the shedding phase (telogen), which leads to a decrease in the size of hair follicles. What diseases cause hair loss? The causes of hair loss can be autoimmune pathologies (lichen planus, discoid lupus, scleroderma), seborrhea, syphilis, and fungal and bacterial skin infections. In lupus, erythematous, protruding foci spots are formed on the scalp, pale pink inside and crimson at the edges, with follicular hyperkeratosis, atrophy, telangiectasias (vascular stars), and dyspigmentation. Lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis with immune pathogenesis (mechanism of disease development) that affects the skin, scalp, mucous membranes, and nails. The disease manifests itself in the form of multifocal, asymmetric alopecia with follicular keratosis and particular bluish-purple erythema. Sometimes cicatricial baldness is provoked by chronic rashes on the neck and back of the head – keloidal acne, as well as deep forms of folliculitis and perifolliculitis with a tendency to the formation of abscesses – abscessing (undermining) folliculitis. Hair loss in seborrheic alopecia occurs due to a malfunction of the sebaceous glands. In men, seborrheic alopecia mainly affects the temples and parietal part of the head, in women – the frontal area. Hair becomes thin and thin, and quickly becomes greasy – with oily seborrhea, and with dry seborrhea it looks dry and splits. In 70% of cases, the disease occurs at a young age – during the period of hormonal restructuring of the body in teenagers. How to stop hair loss? To stop hair loss, it is necessary to consult a dermatologist and establish the cause of alopecia . For this purpose, trichology uses a number of studies: biochemical blood analysis; trichoscopy – examination of sebaceous glands; blood test for hormones; phototrichogram – video diagnosis of hair density and condition; biopsy by the direct fluorescence method; examination of the peeling substrate for the presence of bacterial or fungal infection. The general management strategy of a patient with alopecia includes psycho-emotional support, nutritional drugs, systemic vascular and local therapy. In the fight against hair loss, such procedures as darsonvalization, mesotherapy, electrophoresis of bioactive substances, low-intensity laser therapy are effective. To solve the problem of androgenetic alopecia , use: drugs against hair loss – solutions for external use with minoxidil and tablets with finasteride; plasma lifting – injections of platelet-enriched blood into areas of baldness; laser therapy of the scalp – sessions of low-intensity laser irradiation; transplantation – transplantation of healthy hair from the back of the head and body to the problematic, recipient area. When transplanting from the donor site – mainly the occipital, follicular junctions and grafts are obtained individually. Each graft contains 1-4 hair bulbs, which are transplanted to the places of greatest hair loss. After a few weeks, the transplanted hairs finally take root in the new place, and in 8-12 months, the head is again covered with thick, luxurious hair. In the treatment of cicatricial alopecia, intrafocal injections of steroids and antibiotics, applications of medicinal ointments are used. The goal of such therapy is to stop the inflammatory process. Unfortunately, it is impossible to restore lost hair at the site of scars with the help of drugs. Therefore, when “suspicious” pustules and spots appear on the scalp, you should immediately contact a trichologist . Popular questions Will vitamins help with hair loss? Hair loss vitamins and a special diet give good results in the treatment of seborrheic alopecia. Vitamin C strengthens the walls of blood vessels, and B5 – weakened hair bulbs; vitamin A is necessary for hair growth and maintenance of skin functions. However, if the baldness is caused by another reason – a genetic predisposition, an autoimmune disease or a bacterial infection, vitamin therapy will be ineffective. Will shampoos or masks help with hair loss? Shampoo against hair loss usually includes warming and stimulating components that improve blood circulation in the capillaries of the skin and contribute to the normal nutrition of hair bulbs. This is menthol, onion or red pepper extract, coffee. Folk remedies for hair loss – decoctions of nettle, sage, burdock oil are used to stimulate the growth of “sleeping” hair follicles. But all means of cosmetology, including hair masks against hair loss, are not very effective in the fight against alopecia, which is caused by endocrine pathology or a genetic predisposition to baldness. [...]
blogBut one question remains unanswered to the end – at what age should one start thinking about plastic surgery? From this article, you will learn what aesthetic problems can be solved by modern plastic surgery at any age. At what age can plastic or cosmetic surgery be done? Aesthetic plastic surgery, aimed at improving appearance, can be done from the age of 18, upon reaching adulthood. At this age, the process of growth and formation of the body is already complete (although it is still recommended to do plastic surgery after the age of 21). But if there are medical indications for plastic surgery, then it can be performed at any age. For example, for such a problem as flap ears, it is advisable to do plastic surgery of the auricles at the age of 6-7, so that at school the child feels comfortable in the company of peers and does not become an object of ridicule. Hair transplant surgery can also be done at any age, if there is an indication for it, and the transplanted hair will take root. What problems does plastic surgery solve before the age of 20? Most often, girls between the ages of 18 and 20 turn to a plastic surgeon for breast augmentation. Such an operation is called augmentation (enlarging mammoplasty). The Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation procedure is the most natural breast augmentation procedure available today. The second most popular operation at this age is blepharoplasty of the upper eyelids (mainly with the Asian type of eye incision). As a result of surgical intervention, overhanging skin is eliminated, the fold of the upper eyelid is formed and the cut of the eyes changes, and the look becomes more “open”. Another popular procedure for girls aged 18 to 20 is lip augmentation by lipofilling (fat tissue autotransplantation). This is a replacement for hyaluronic acid injections. Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic uses its own improved and patented method of lipofilling – bioimplantation. The patient’s adipose tissue is cleaned more thoroughly before injection than during lipofilling, and as a result, it takes root almost completely. Unlike injections of hyaluronic fillers, the result of lipofilling is more predictable and lasts for a long time. What problems does plastic surgery solve before the age of 30? At the age of 20 to 30, in addition to breast augmentation operations, nose plastic surgery (rhinoplasty) is also popular. This operation is recommended to be done after the age of 21 when all the bone structures and cartilage of the nose have finally formed. Also, patients are often interested in whether it is possible to remove Bish lumps at the age of 20 to achieve the effect of sunken cheeks and more pronounced cheekbones. Bish’s lumps should not be removed at any age – after 40 years, they perform the function of a kind of frame that prevents age-related sagging of the skin and soft tissues of the face. After 25 years, endoscopic eyebrow lifting may be relevant. The operation allows you to raise the outer corners of the eyebrows and create the effect of a “fox look”, which is at the peak of popularity today. A cheek lift at such a young age (endoscopic lifting of the middle third of the face) is usually not necessary yet. What problems does plastic surgery solve before the age of 40? To preserve youth and beauty from the age of 30 to 40 years, many possibilities of plastic surgery are available. Most often, operations are carried out to restore the figure after childbirth: plastic surgery of the abdomen ( abdominoplasty ) and breasts (mammoplasty). They are recommended to be performed when a woman no longer plans to have children. Abdominoplasty after childbirth allows you to get rid of a sagging stomach and an unaesthetic scar after a cesarean section. The operation can be combined with liposuction of the abdomen, sides, and other problem areas. If the breasts have greatly increased after childbirth, and their large size causes physical and aesthetic discomfort, reduction mammoplasty (breast reduction) can be performed. If necessary, this operation can be combined with a breast lift or correction of the nipples (areola). Prices for breast lifts and breast reduction are indicated on the website in the “Cost of services” section. With pronounced sagging of the cheeks and the eyebrow line at the age of 30 to 40, it is possible to lift the middle third of the face endoscopically. This is a minimally invasive operation that is performed through small incisions in the scalp, so the traces of the intervention will not be visible, and the rehabilitation period will pass quickly and easily. Prices for face lifting depend on the category of complexity of the operation. What problems does plastic surgery solve after 40 years? Plastic surgery after the age of 40 is aimed at combating pronounced changes in the face and body. If the contours of the face have lost clarity, a pronounced nasolabial fold has appeared and the face looks tired, lipofilling (bioimplanting) can be performed. The introduction of purified adipose tissue (bio-implant) into the required area (nasolabial fold, cheekbones) will restore the volume lost with age and give the face a younger and rested look. In addition, the procedure starts the process of long-term facial skin rejuvenation, as the bio-implant is enriched with growth factors that increase its density and elasticity. Mammoplasty after the age of 40 also remains a relevant operation. Most often, at this age, there is a need for a breast lift, sometimes simultaneously with a reduction. Breast augmentation surgery at the age of 40 is somewhat less in demand than at the age of 20-30 and is also often combined with a breast lift. Overhanging upper eyelids and bags under the eyes appear after the age of 40 due to a decrease in skin tone. This is an indication of plastic surgery of the upper or lower eyelids (blepharoplasty). Rhinoplasty after the age of 40 is performed mainly according to medical indications, to correct the consequences of injuries. For aesthetic reasons, it is better to do this operation before the age of 30, when the rate of tissue healing is maximum. One of the most popular plastic surgeries after the age of 45 is lifting the middle and lower third of the face. For this purpose, the SMAS-lifting technique is used, which involves tightening the skin together with soft tissues, which allows you to preserve the individuality of facial features. The result of the SMAS-lift is preserved for 10-15 years. If necessary, a facelift can be combined with a neck lift (platysmoplasty). When the eyebrows are lowered and the upper eyelids hang, a circular lift can be done for the maximum effect of rejuvenation. Liposuction at the age of 40 is also popular plastic surgery, as it allows you to get rid of local fat deposits that cannot be eliminated with the help of diets and sports. What plastic operations are performed at the age of 50 and older? After 50 years, circular facelift (facelift) has been recognized as the most popular plastic surgery. The result of such surgical intervention is a very pronounced effect of facial rejuvenation (on average 15-20 years), which persists for 10-15 years. Photos before and after lifting speak for themselves. We are also contacted by patients after an unsuccessful circular facelift performed in another clinic. We are ready to guarantee them the best result, as our specialists occupy the first lines of the rating of plastic surgeons in Odessa. After 50 years, abdominoplasty and liposuction remain popular operations. These surgical interventions allow you to improve the contours of the body, and make it slimmer and more fit. Are plastic surgeries harmful during childbearing years? Plastic operations do not harm health at any age if they were performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. After breast augmentation, implants do not interfere with breastfeeding, as they are placed under the mammary gland. But breast lift and abdominoplasty (abdominoplasty) are better done when the birth of children is no longer planned. At what age facial rejuvenation procedures are relevant Such a facial rejuvenation procedure as bioimplanting (lipofilling) is relevant already after 25 years. It allows you to get rid of the first age changes – pronounced nasolacrimal furrows, nasolabial folds, and a vague facial oval. In what cases and from what age is breast plastic surgery necessary? There are no indications for breast augmentation. This is an aesthetic plastic surgery that is performed at the patient’s request. If very large breasts at an early age (18-20 years old) cause pain in the back and neck, as well as lead to a violation of posture, then reduction (reducing) mammoplasty, can be performed. At what age can you increase your breasts? Breast augmentation surgery (mammoplasty) can be performed from the age of 18. At what age is a breast lift relevant? Surgery to lift the breast and improve its shape (mastopexy) is relevant in most cases after 25-30 years. The need for surgical intervention most often arises after childbirth and breastfeeding or sudden weight loss, which leads to sagging of the mammary glands. A breast lift can be performed even at the age of 20 if there are aesthetic indications (if the nipple is below the level of the fold under the breast). In what cases and from what age are operations to improve body shapes necessary? Operations to improve body shapes (mammoplasty, abdominoplasty, liposuction, lipofilling, and others) are most often performed after childbirth. They can be combined, that is, within one surgical intervention, you can increase or decrease the size of the breast and eliminate sagging of the abdomen. The need for liposuction arises mainly after the age of 30-40 when it is necessary to remove local fat deposits on the body, which cannot be eliminated with the help of diets and sports (outer and inner surface of the thighs, knee area, stomach, arms, etc.). Hand skin tightening The operation to tighten the skin in the upper part of the arm is called Brachioplasty. It is indicated in cases where the skin has not shrunk and is sagging after severe weight loss or liposuction. With the help of physical exercises, this skin fold cannot be removed, only surgical intervention can help. During Brachioplasty, an incision is made along the inner surface of the shoulder and excess skin is removed. After the operation, a thin longitudinal scar will remain, which will become inconspicuous over time. Thigh lift and plastic surgery Thigh lifts and plastic surgery are performed in cases where it is necessary to eliminate skin sagging in the area of ​​the inner surface of the thigh. It can occur after liposuction or sudden weight loss, as well as due to natural age changes and a decrease in skin tone. During plastic surgery, a small incision is made in the inguinal fold and excess skin is removed. As a result of surgical intervention, the hips become more elastic and slender. Hip plastic surgery is recommended after the age of 40 if there are indications. Correction of the shape of the buttocks Plastic surgery aimed at correcting the volume and shape of the buttocks is called gluteoplasty. With the help of gluteoplasty, you can get almost any desired shape and volume of the buttocks. To increase them, both special implants and the patient’s adipose tissue (bioimplanting) can be used. Liposuction of the buttocks is the best type of gluteoplasty, as it provides the most natural effect. In addition, when introducing own fat, there is no risk of its rejection, as with the use of implants. Gluteoplasty should preferably be performed after 25-30 years of age.   [...]
blogThe unaesthetic appearance of the abdomen after significant weight loss or pregnancy and childbirth is a fairly common problem that can be solved with abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty is aimed at removing excess skin and fat deposits, as well as restoring the integrity of the muscles of the front abdominal wall, which is important not only for aesthetics but also for health. As a result, the figure changes noticeably – this is confirmed by the positive reviews of our patients about abdominoplasty, as well as photos before and after the operation. Indications for abdominal plastic surgery Abdominoplasty is a rather complex and lengthy operation. It is worth resorting to surgical plastic surgery of the abdomen only in those cases when it is not possible to correct the shape and volume of the abdomen with the help of diet and regular physical exercises. “In most cases, I first recommend that patients sign up for a gym. Especially for men, because they have more chances to reduce the belly with the help of sports. If the situation does not change in a year, you can consider the option of a tummy tuck.” Abdominoplasty is indicated for women who have diastasis (separation of the rectus abdominis muscles) after pregnancy and childbirth, an unaesthetic scar after cesarean section, and sagging skin on the abdomen. In this case, a tummy tuck is the only way to correct its volume and shape. Indications for abdominoplasty: sagging abdominal skin (after sudden weight loss or childbirth); the presence of a scar after cesarean section or other operations; the presence of a fatty apron on the stomach; abdominal skin laxity, presence of stretch marks. An indication for surgery may be an unsuccessful abdominoplasty performed in another clinic. The Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic works with world-class plastic surgeons who can handle even the most difficult task. The need for abdominal abdominoplasty is determined by a plastic surgeon during an eye consultation. In some cases, it is possible to return to a flat stomach with the help of liposuction alone, when excess fatty tissue is removed after several punctures in the skin. Tummy tuck after weight loss Quite often, sudden weight loss leads to sagging skin on the stomach. This problem occurs mainly because the skin has not had time to contract or has lost its elasticity due to prolonged stretching. In this case, a mini abdominoplasty is performed to tighten the skin on the abdomen. This is a less invasive variant of abdominoplasty, which does not involve moving the navel, it remains in place. A plastic surgeon makes an incision under the natural fold above the pubis and removes excess skin and sutures. The scar after the mini abdominoplasty will be hidden under the underwear. In a year it will become inconspicuous. You can make it even less noticeable with the help of laser grinding or other methods of scar correction, which are available at the Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic. Along with the operation to remove excess skin on the abdomen, another operation can be performed after weight loss. For example, women can combine it with breast plastic surgery or gynecological surgery. You can read more about the advantages of combined operations at Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic here. Abdominoplasty after pregnancy and cesarean section Very often, after pregnancy and childbirth, the appearance of the abdomen changes greatly: the skin stretches and sags, stretch marks appear, an unaesthetic scar due to cesarean section and a fatty apron. It is almost impossible to get rid of a sagging belly after childbirth with the help of physical exercises, because not only the skin is stretched, but also the muscles of the front abdominal wall. Full-fledged abdominoplasty, which is often combined with liposuction, is indicated for tightening the abdomen after pregnancy and childbirth. During the operation, excess skin and fat deposits are removed, and the separated rectus abdominal muscles are sutured, thereby strengthening the muscle framework of the anterior abdominal wall. This is necessary to prevent the development of a hernia of the white line of the abdomen, as well as an umbilical hernia. In abdominal plastic surgery after cesarean section, an incision is made along the existing scar. An inconspicuous thin cosmetic seam then remains in its place. If the cesarean scar was located too high, during an abdominoplasty, it is moved down so that it passes along the bikini line. How long after childbirth can you do abdominoplasty? Tummy tuck surgery can be performed no earlier than a year after giving birth, as the woman’s hormonal background must stabilize. It is not recommended to do abdominoplasty earlier, especially if there is a scar after a cesarean section. It is finally formed only 12 months after the operation. How is abdominoplasty performed? Abdominoplasty, or surgery to remove sagging skin on the abdomen, as it is sometimes called by our patients, is performed under general anesthesia. First, liposuction is performed (if there are indications for it) through several small punctures in the abdominal wall. Then the plastic surgeon removes the excess skin and sews together the rectus abdominis muscles (if diastasis is present). The abdominoplasty ends with the application of cosmetic sutures. The operation lasts an average of 2.5 hours. After a complete abdominoplasty, the patient stays in the hospital for a day under the supervision of the medical staff, and then he is discharged. Rehabilitation after abdominoplasty lasts one month. During the first 1-2 weeks, you may feel slight pain during movement, which is easily eliminated with ordinary painkillers. During the entire recovery period after abdominoplasty, it is necessary to wear compression underwear and refrain from physical exertion, while visiting the pool, bath, or sauna. What is the difference between abdominoplasty and mini abdominoplasty? Mini abdominoplasty is a surgical correction of the shape of the abdomen with a smaller incision and without transferring the navel. A full abdominoplasty involves a wider incision, as well as the transfer and formation of a new umbilical ring. Mini abdominoplasty is performed in cases where it is necessary to remove a small excess of skin and fatty tissue in the lower abdomen. A full abdominoplasty is indicated for a large volume of stretched skin, and displacement of the nav, el, and diastasis. Prices for abdominoplasty depend on its type and the degree of complexity of the surgical intervention. Which is better: liposuction or abdominoplasty? If it is necessary to remove excess fat deposits on the abdomen, without tightening the skin, then liposuction is performed in this case. If, after liposuction of the abdomen, it is likely that stretch marks will remain and the sagging skin will need to be removed, then abdominoplasty is performed. Only a plastic surgeon can determine which method of abdominal plastic surgery will be the most effective in a particular case after an examination.   [...]