Getting Ready for Summer

Breast Implants

During the winter months, many individuals choose to undergo plastic surgery to help improve their bodies and self-esteem prior to the summer months to allow healing time. Recovery may vary depending on the type of procedure performed. Popular procedures include liposuction, breast augmentation, and tummy tuck surgery. 

Timing is crucial when choosing a surgery date. Patients are informed to have a good support system and should understand recovery limitations to avoid complications post-surgery.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted excess adipose tissue from isolated areas of the body to improve body contours. Sometimes even a strict diet and exercise regimen can’t conquer stubborn areas of excess fat. Liposuction can be used to slim the hips and thighs, flatten the abdomen, shape the calves and ankles or eliminate a double chin. A compression garment must be worn as much as possible for one month to minimize swelling. Swelling and bruising is normal for the first few months and incisions are discrete and heal quickly. You are instructed to massage the area to prevent any irregularities.

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that uses implants to enhance and improve the size and shape of the breasts. Initially, the breasts are swollen and bruised. Over time, patients are encouraged to massage the breasts to help them settle into the pockets and to help soften the breasts. Patients are encouraged to keep massaging the breasts to keep them soft. Final results may be seen within 6 months to a year.

Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck, is a common cosmetic procedure designed to improve the abdominal area. After pregnancy, the abdomen area is left with loose, saggy, and stretched skin. The procedure involves repairing the rectus muscles, which have been stretched from pregnancy and removing the excess skin to provide a firm and smoother tummy. 

There are so many options to help out both men and women look their best in their swimsuits. Plastic surgery is a great way to nip and tuck your body into shape!

Tom Pousti MD

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