When wrinkles set in, facial fillers can fade and smooth them away. Juvéderm is one popular injectable gel that restores facial volume, creating a more hydrated and healthier appearance. The results typically last for about a year.
The aging face gradually loses volume under the skin, forming unwanted wrinkles, lines, folds and hollows. Juvéderm can be injected to fill creases precisely and to restore lost volume. It may also be used to adjust the structure or shape of the face to create more youthful or desirable contours. The effect can be reversed by another type of injection for patients who do not like the results.
Patients seeking a minimally invasive method for facial rejuvenation turn to Juvéderm. This treatment is popular because it actually replenishes one component of human collagen — hyaluronic acid (HA). HA naturally occurs in the skin, but diminishes with age. After injection, the body recognizes HA as “self,” which contributes to the safety and success of this procedure.
Patients generally experience an extended period of fullness and volume after this treatment. The time frame for results varies for each patient and largely depends on the location and type of injection. However, most people will have results for a minimum of six months. The general rule is that injections in more mobile areas will not last as long as injections in less mobile areas. Less mobile areas take more time to absorb the filler, so the results will last longer. Juvéderm Voluma is cross-linked for durability and can last for up to two years!
Patients should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine whether this treatment is a good match. A professional can help each person find the most effective and long lasting Juvéderm treatment.
The simple answer to the question, “does breast augmentation hurt?” is yes, usually a little. Each patient responds to the procedure differently, but certain measures can be taken to help. Fortunately, the pain associated with breast augmentation, is often minimal compared to other types of operations.
There are many ways to perform breast augmentation, and most surgeons use slightly different techniques. Generally, the smaller the incision, the less pain. Silicone implants should rarely require an incision that is more than five centimeters (two inches) long, whereas saline implants may be placed through a three centimeter incision. Some surgeons use a smooth, efficient and gentle technique where tissues are directly visualized and cleanly separated along natural planes with minimal bleeding, whereas others use a “blind” approach where tissues are bluntly forced apart and handled more aggressively — the former approach results in less pain afterward. Local anesthesia, such as marcaine, can be injected before making the incision so that the sensory nerves are not triggered during surgery or for several hours afterward. This causes less pain. It is worth asking your surgeon about his or her style and preferences. Ask nurses and OR personnel too — they get to directly compare surgeons in the operating room.
Some patients have very low thresholds for pain, or have high tolerances to pain medications. These patients tend to hurt more afterwards. Generally, older patients have less pain, as do mothers who have experienced pregnancy. The body tends to hurt much less when there are significant standards of comparison. Patients who are more muscular may have more chest muscle tightness or spasms afterward, but better fitness may also predict an easier recovery.
Non-compliant patients have more pain. It is imperative to follow basic recommendations, such as:
1) Wear a soft, supportive bra with no underwire.
2) Take pain medications and use ice packs regularly for the first 24-48 hours.
3) Rest and drink plenty of fluids for the first 48-72 hours.
4) No strenuous exercise for the first 4-6 weeks.
5) Ask your surgeon about homeopathic options such as Arnicare, Traumeel and Bromelain.
Patients who do not follow these steps are apt to have more discomfort.
When surgical technique, patient anatomy and post-operative planning are all favorable, it is uncommon to have much pain after breast augmentation. These conditions can be optimized such that instead, more common symptoms are stiffness, swelling, tightness in the chest, itchiness, numbness and hypersensitivity. These patients say “it doesn’t hurt at all!”
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After giving birth, many women struggle with their appearance and consequently, their self-confidence. A mommy makeover is a plastic surgical approach to the breasts and body which restore form and bring sexy back!
Many women feel less attractive after pregnancy. Most turn to diet and exercise to shed excess weight, but these steps do not address loose skin, stubborn fat, stretched labia or sagging breasts. While some women are blessed with the enviable genetic ability to “rebound” as if it never happened, most struggle with lingering problem areas. When a mother sees partial progress from nutrition and fitness, but is still unhappy with specific parts of the body, a mommy makeover might be worth it!
A mommy makeover is a catch-all term for several different procedures rolled into one. This surgery can include one or more of the following:
These treatments target the areas of the body that are most commonly affected by pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding.
A mommy makeover combines procedures into a single operation to reduce overall cost and minimize recovery time. This leads to a faster return to work and to parenting (also known as work).
Mothers may consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine whether a mommy makeover is the right solution.
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