Thinking about breast implants? You are not alone.Last year almost 300,000 patients underwent this surgery for a variety of reasons, from genetic factors to anatomical changes following childbirth. Whatever your reason may be, the bottom line is it’s all about feeling great in your own skin. Before you continue on your journey, it’s important to understand what makes someone a good candidate for breast augmentation.
After much thought and contemplation, you have finally decided to schedule your breast augmentation. You are likely experiencing some anxiety, excitement and every other emotion in between. Now that the surgery date is on the books, let’s take a look at what to do before your breast augmentation surgery. It is important to prepare yourself mentally, emotionally and physically to ensure you have a smooth experience and best results possible.
Even with all the non-invasive options available such as injectable treatments and lasers, facelifts are still the strongest and most effective form of facial rejuvenation. While we never can “stop the clock from ticking,” there are definitely steps that should be taken to help your long- term results. Here is a quick guide to maintaining your facelift results by Scott Brundage, MD.
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You may believe that body positivity and plastic surgery are mutually exclusive, and with unrealistic beauty expectations from both the media and societal pressure, we don’t blame you. However, here at the Centre for Plastic Surgery, we do believe that body positivity and plastic surgery can coexist. Let us explain.
With so much information out there about facelifts and facelift alternatives, it can be challenging to separate fact from fiction. To demystify this procedure, we are providing answers to commonly asked questions.
For most women, the size and appearance of their breasts play a huge part in their self-confidence and how they view themselves. Having children, genetic factors, breast feeding, weight fluctuations and aging (thank you gravity!) can all negatively impact the appearance of women’s breasts. It is incredibly common for women to explore breast surgery as a means to feel more comfortable with their shape.
Deciding to schedule a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a huge and very personal decision. If you are like most, you have probably been contemplating whether or not to go through with it for a while. You are likely feeling excited about the new you, and anxious about the actual procedure. Quite often, anxious feelings creep up due to fear of the unknown and not understanding what to expect. Let’s ward off the anxiety by helping you prepare with a thorough explanation of the procedure as well as a complete tummy tuck checklist.
Ok guys, we know you probably don’t stand in the locker room and chat with your buddies about your double chin or love handles. But if you’re being honest, it’s not uncommon for insecurities to arise for men just like they do for the ladies. Because the gals tend to talk openly about their trouble spots, we also problem solve by sharing our secret products and procedures like plastic surgery. So now you may be asking, do men really get plastic surgery?
Each year, we perform hundreds of breast surgeries at the Center for Plastic Surgery. Our patients are normal women who have finally made the decision to do something BIG for themselves. But for most, it’s not an easy decision to make! Here are some of the concerns we hear time and time again.
Now that we survived the snowpacolypse, we can let our minds wander to the fact that Spring Break is just around the corner. And yes, even summer will eventually grace us with its presence again here in Michigan. When you daydream about sitting poolside or strolling down the beach, do you cringe a bit as you wonder if that swimsuit will still fit the way you would like? Perhaps you have worked hard over the winter to stay active and toned, yet there are just a few stubborn pudgy spots you can’t seem to get rid of. Or maybe you have been on a journey of substantial weight loss, and you need an extra boost to address those last little areas that won’t seem to disappear. If you are nodding your head in agreement at this point, CoolScultping may be the answer you are looking for to get yourself beach body ready.
As a new employee at Centre for Plastic Surgery, I can honestly say I have gone through a bit of culture shock. I was recently hired to assist the front staff as well as marketing director. Though I have experience as a skin care receptionist and a background with sales and marketing, I was hesitant to join a cosmetic plastic surgery office. I was concerned with what my friends and family might think about me working here. Will they start judging me or critique me with an eagle eye now that I work for a plastic surgeon?
This week the FDA released a statement regarding a possible link between a very rare type of cancer (Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma) and breast implants. ALCL is typically associated with the use of certain types of textured implants and has occurred in less than 0.1% of patients that have breast implants. The majority of the breast implants used at the Centre for Plastic Surgery are NOT the type of implants associated with this type of cancer.
Even though a Tummy Tuck procedure is a fairly extensive surgery, it is generally performed as an outpatient procedure. At the Centre for Plastic Surgery in Grand Rapids Michigan we perform a large number of outpatient Tummy Tuck procedures each year in our private accredited surgery center. Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons like ours are required to perform surgery in accredited centers. To have a surgery center accredited it means that the center must meet most if not all of the requirements that a local hospital would have to meet. This accreditation is renewed yearly, and detailed inspections are part of that renewal process. Since most private surgical centers like ours perform only cosmetic surgical procedures, it generally means that the infection rate is much lower than procedures performed at a hospital.
The medical aesthetic world is full of promises of a new and improved you. There are so many different modalities offering an enhanced figure, beautiful healthy skin, and a more youthful appearance. With all the information out there, it can be really difficult for a patient to decide what to choose. Truthfully, it can be pretty difficult for us too! While we are dedicated to offering you the very best, it can be very hard to pick and choose what is best for our patients when new technology and modalities are coming to the market almost daily. Here are the three most important things we consider before deciding what to offer.
By: Dr. Brundage, MD It is my feeling there are 4 standard types of Tummy Tucks. The least common would be a mini tummy tuck. This entails working mostly on lower abdomen and only tightening the muscles from the belly button down. The most common tummy tuck procedure we perform is a regular (standard) tummy…
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Are you preparing for an upcoming plastic surgery? Here are five incredibly useful tips from our staff to help you feel ready. Preparing for an elective plastic surgery procedure can feel very overwhelming. Our tenured staff and physicians at the Centre for Plastic Surgery have had almost 35 years to perfect the art of taking care of our patients and preparing them for what’s to come.
By: Julia Weston- Marketing Manager Years ago, the staff and physicians at the Centre for Plastic Surgery made the decision to become a patient-centric concierge practice. What this means is that we are hyper- focused not only on the outcomes of the procedures and products that we offer, but the emotional and physical needs of…
Safety of Gluteal Fat Grafting The goal of Plastic Surgery is to correct deformities, repair injuries, or enhance appearance. However, most important is the safety of the patient undergoing any Plastic Surgery procedure. Popular demand for Gluteal Augmentation (widely known as a “Butt Lift” or “Brazilian Butt Lift”) has seen a remarkable increase in the…
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By: Douglas Leppink, MD A recent article in the Plastic and Reconstruction Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons looked at the question of whether there was a visible difference between anatomic shaped silicone implants and smooth round implants. 30 patients underwent bilateral submuscular (which means placement under the muscle) breast augmentation with half…