Posts from the ‘PLASTIC SURGERY RECOVERY’ Category
“The LazerLift is the first procedure that tightens the facial skin and underlying supporting tissues without a scalpel,” says cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Bassin. “Using a new fiber-optic laser device, the LazerLift tightens and smoothes the skin from the inside out, safely and effectively. The LazerLift is done with the patient awake, with no stitches and no scars,” says Bassin.
Ideal for use during the extended recovery period following gynocomastia and liposuction of the upper body. Made from our exclusive SuperSilky fabric, the CDI SC-175 offers maximum compression to the chest, upper back and flanks and upper and lower abdomen. A tapered design provides a contoured fit and allows this shirt to be worn under every day clothing, ultimately contributing to increased patient compliance and a comfortable recovery.
There’s more than one type of incision (and more than one type of scar)
“Breast reduction, which is done to reduce the size of a woman’s breasts, usually includes removing skin and/or the breast tissue beneath it,” Gordon Lee, M.D., a plastic and breast reconstructive surgeon at Stanford Health Care, tells SELF. There are three incision types to do just that. Which one your surgeon chooses largely depends on how much excess skin and breast tissue needs to be removed. If you only need a small amount taken out, there’s the circumareolar incision—also known as a doughnut incision—which involves cutting around the areola and removing some of the surrounding excess skin. If you need to remove more loose skin and tissue than that, the next level up is the lollipop incision, which leaves a scar around areola and a second scar that goes straight down from the base of the areola. “When you sew it together, the final shape is like a lollipop,” says Lee. For more extensive reductions, there’s the Wise pattern, which has the same two incisions as the lollipop and an additional scar that runs along the underside, or crease, of the breast, creating a scar that resembles an anchor. In some cases, surgeons also tack on liposuction to help reduce breast tissue.*
During the formation of scars, the epidermal layers of the skin will produce high levels of moisture in an attempt to hydrate the scar site. However, most of this moisture evaporates once it reaches the stratum corneum, or upper layer of the skin. This moisture loss triggers keratinocytes in the skin to produce collagen. Left unchecked, excessive collagen production can lead to abnormal scarring.
Silicone Gel Sheeting in procedure specific configurations fully encapsulates the scar site, meaning that it completely covers the treatment site for even distribution of necessary moisture (hydration), and maximum exposure to oxygen. Although the entire site is covered, silicone is semipermeable, allowing oxygen to enter while maintaining necessary moisture. This is called “homeostasis,” otherwise known as an ideal healing environment.
Epi-Derm Silicone Gel Sheeting, provided by Contemporary Design Inc. is an ideal healing environment at the stratum corneum signals keratinocytes to scale back the production of collagen, thereby preventing abnormal scarring.
Dr. Michael Salzhauer, a renowned plastic surgeon, wrote My Beautiful Mommy to help patients explain their transformation to their children. The story guides children through Mommy’s surgery and healing process in a friendly, nonthreatening way.
Through vivid illustrations and straightforward dialogue, My Beautiful Mommy explains a parent s physical transformation in a breezy, child-friendly manner from a young child s perspective. You and your child will follow along as Mommy goes through her plastic surgery experience and learn how the entire family pitches in to help Mommy achieve her beautiful results.
If you are a mother with young children and thinking about having plastic surgery – this book is a must have.
Undergoing a plastic surgery procedure can be an exciting and stressful time for you and your family. After you ve picked a board-certified plastic surgeon and a surgery date, take a few minutes to read through this book with your child.
This book will make your plastic surgery experience more understandable to your little ones.
Information For Parents: Plastic surgery has become extremely common among mothers with young children. In 2007 more than 400,000 women with young children underwent elective cosmetic surgery in the U.S. alone.
As any parent will tell you – children are very perceptive. It is nearly impossible to hide a plastic surgery transformation from your children. In my years of experience, trying to do so adds additional and unnecessary stress for both parent and child. Throughout the process young children can become confused.
During the initial consultation they may ask themselves questions such as Why is Mommy going to the doctor? Is Mommy sick? If these questions are not addressed, the child will often imagine fantastical scenarios to fill in the gaps of information they are lacking. This phenomenon becomes more pronounced after the surgery.
Once mommy is home and the child sees that mommy is bandaged and bruised, they can become even more worried and inquisitive. Finally, when the bandages come off and mommy looks somewhat different, their confusion may lead to responses that adults may find inappropriate or hard to understand.
This book is designed to explain to your child what to expect – from the initial consultation to the final result. It is recommended that you read this with your child (and spouse) at least three times during the plastic surgery process: once prior to the initial consultation (if they will be coming along), once more prior to the surgery, and then again during the post-operative healing phase. Encourage your child to ask questions as you read. Answer them in an honest and straightforward manner in language they will understand.
If you follow this advice, you will be able to calm your children’s fears, address their concerns, and help your family to sail easily through the plastic surgery experience.
The review on this one is still out. My very smart grown daughter often shares my shortcomings and the things I have done to damage her and make life less than perfect. Yes she also speaks of the good stuff, but that seems less memorable. Per chance this book is one of those moments that may define you. One’s definition of beauty is often informed by their mother and what she does and doesn’t like about herself. Those vulnerable years between girlhood and womanhood shouldn’t be spent wondering if my mother’s complaints about her own shortcomings (short or nonexistent eyelashes, saddle bags, crow’s feet) wouldn’t suddenly be the only things you inherited. Think about it.
Unlike Peanut Butter – there is no choice of smooth or chunky when it comes to Liposuction. A Smooth finish to the skin surface is always the goal. How do you ensure that your Liposuction Surgery has optimal results?
Start with a questions and answers session with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon prior to your liposuction or fat transfer surgery. Discuss how he does the procedure. The instrument that a Plastic Surgeon uses to remove the fat from your body during a Liposuction procedure is called a cannula. All Liposuction cannulas have holes at the tip (like a straw), where the fat enters the cannula tube and gets sucked out of the body. A thin, 3 millimeter diameter cannula with small 1mm diameter holes at the cannula tip ensures that you don’t leave defects in the fatty tissue where fluids or blood can accumulate. The results is a smooth skin surface. Larger liposuction cannulas do the job quicker, but allow fluids to accumulate and have a higher likelihood of uneven surgery results…and scaring. It is the uneven scarring that causes skin contour irregularities.
Another key component in maximizing even healing is the use of a well fitting Liposuction Garment and Liposuction Foam. Immediately following surgery, Liposuction Foam padding is placed inside your compression garment. Sculptures Liposuction Foam can be cut to the desired shape and size, and then easily inserted between sterile dressing and compression garment. The foam ensures even compression and the compression will hold the surgical area firmly in place, aiding in proper retraction and intended body contouring. With the help of the foam, you will see less waviness in the skin surface – Free fat cells are thought to be redistributed evenly by the pressure of the foam plus the pressure garment. The result is a smoother skin surface.
As for your peanut butter – Crunchy wins! Crunchy Peanut Butter has considerably less Saturated Fat and gives you 2% more Fiber than Smooth and Creamy. But then again Smooth and Creamy has more Vitamin E. Either way Peanut Butter is a great source of Protein and B Vitamins.*
*National Nutrient Database for a Standard Reference from the USDA.
You Tube and its impact on current affairs now has the ultimate mouth piece… Oh My Vlog magazine which launched today. Inside it has everything you need to know about your favorite YouTube vloggers – from Zoella to Tyler Oakley – and their fans.
Oh My Vlog and Contemporary Design understand the power of You Tube. Video and You Tube communicate in the most user friendly way…Excess-able to all, whenever and wherever you need. Contemporary Design Inc. has now incorporated video as a learning tool for patients anticipating upcoming surgery, and explains the accompanying compression garments they will need.
The proper Post-Op Recovery Item is a crucial element to The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure. Protecting the Fat just Transferred and sculpting the surrounding area are key to the soft uplift and definition you are after. The New SC-320 Brazilian High Back Above-the-Knee Girdle from Contemporary Design Inc. features lightweight cotton over the gluteal area that provides coverage without compression and a built-in butt lift enhancement on the upper thighs. It also incorporates our exclusive Sculptures Liposuction Foam ™ above the gluteal area for enhanced reinforcement and contouring. This foam helps sculpt the small of the back – essential in creating perfect, voluptuous curves.
• Full body support from the top of the back, down the buttock and thigh area, and up through the mid-section while lifting under the buttocks.
• Open bust design.
• High back addresses troublesome “bra fat” areas and flanks.
• Hook and eye shoulder straps adjust for a custom fit.
• Open crotch design.
• Features hook & eye center closure for easy application and adjustability.
• Features our breathable Sateen fabric that is antimicrobial, self-wicking and the ultimate in comfort and control for an even, contoured fit.
Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery: Why Are Compression Garments Important? an informational video by Bob Basu, MD, FACS explains what a Brazilian butt lift is and why a compression garments is so important for recovery.
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Springtime is Primetime for Liposuction. Not a weight loss method or cellulite cure; healthy adults with fat deposits that do not respond to diet or exercise, may find liposuction an effective way to sculpt the body.
How do you ensure the expected results from your procedure?
Immediately following your Liposuction procedure apply Sculptures Surgical Grade Liposuction Foam to improve compression distribution. Our foam can be cut to your desired shape and size, and then easily inserted between sterile dressing and compression garment. Our super soft foam is lightweight, breathable and ultra-absorbent. Packaged with UV-protected bags for longer shelf life.
The benefits are:
- Less waviness in the skin surface – Free fat cells are thought to be redistributed evenly by the pressure of the foam plus the pressure garment. The result is a smoother skin surface with less waviness.
- A more comfortable recovery – Sculptures Liposuction Foam is also comfortable under the compression garment and there is less immediate postoperative tenderness.
- The combination reduces swelling and bruising dramatically. A bruise occurs when red blood cells leak out of blood vessels and move toward the skin surface. The application of foam directly onto skin beneath a compression garment, tightly compresses the skin’s collagen fibers and aids in healing of the vacated area by minimizing the movement of red blood cells from the liposuction wound toward the surface of the skin.
Surgical Bra: A surgical bra designed for your specific cosmetic procedure is an essential part of ensuring the results you and your Doctor planned. Each bra provides proper support to the surgical areas for enhanced comfort while it helps the skin conform to your new contours. Further, a surgical bra can help prevent the ‘throbbing” sensation, experienced by some after surgery. The garment may also help reduce tension at incision site, preventing stretching and exaggerated scaring.
Cold & Hot Breast Compress: Use Reusable CDI hot/cold 6” round gel packs as a pair, for both cold and hot therapy to help in reducing post-operative swelling and bruising. Applying cold therapy immediately following surgical procedures soothes as it numbs the nerves, reducing pain sensation. Cold therapy is found to reduce swelling by constricting the capillary vessels hence slowing blood flow. Cold helps slow fluid buildup at the incision site, minimizing the risk of hematoma formation.
Later, heat therapy is beneficial in managing post-op bruising by – stimulating tissue and blood flow, breaking down bruising discoloration. Heat therapy comforts recovering skin and muscle tissues, reducing aches and pains. This reusable Cold/Hot Breast Compress provides hours of relief.
Arnica Montana: Made from herbs grown in the Swiss Alps, Homeopathic Arnica Montana, has been used by doctors for hundreds of years. Using Arnica Montana before and after a surgery, many site reduced patient post-operative bruising and swelling, as well as relief from pain and discomfort. FDA regulated, this homeopathic medicine is safe and requires no prescription.
Breast Surgery Scar Reduction Silicone Sheets: Shaped for your procedure, made of a soft, breathable, non-invasive, permeable, semi-occlusive Silicone Sheets provide direct beneficial pressure to the scar. These self-adhesive silicone sheets help reduce the scar size, thickness, height, and color of all types of scars.