Month: May 2014

Restore Your Body!

body contouringThere’s no doubt that being a mother is one of the most important jobs a woman can have. However, becoming a mother can take a toll on a woman’s body, leaving you feeling self-conscious and wondering how you can achieve your pre-pregnancy body once more.

With all that mothers do for their families each day, it’s still important for a woman to look and feel confident. With Mother’s Day having just passed, there is no better time to explore procedures that will restore your body – along with your confidence.

Abdominoplasty (better known as a “tummy tuck”) is extremely in-demand among women looking to restore their body. This procedure is especially useful for women who have experienced stretched skin or muscles caused by pregnancy.  One important thing to keep in mind about an abdominoplasty is that any future pregnancy may disrupt the patient’s results, so you may want to hold off on a tummy tuck until after you’re done having children.

Mothers may also wish to consider liposuction, which restores the body following pregnancy by removing exercise-resistant areas of body fat. While most people still believe that liposuction is a weight-loss surgery, it actually will only help eliminate body fat, not significantly change your weight! However, patients can expect to look slimmer following this procedure.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding can also take a toll on the shape and appearance of your breasts. Breast augmentation can help give you fuller, more youthful-looking breasts through the use of implants. Breast implants are cohesive gel implants, placed firmly underneath breast tissue or the chest wall muscle to restore size and shape to breasts that have “deflated” following pregnancy. Following breast augmentation surgery, patients may have their bust size increased by at least one cup size. For more satisfying results, patients can opt to combine their breast augmentation surgery with a breast lift, to fully restore any lost volume and fullness to the breasts.

Plastic Surgery in Calgary

If you are interested in having any breast or body procedures, or want to learn more about any other procedures we offer, contact us today. We can be reached at (403) 245-1228. We look forward to hearing from you!

Breast Augmentation: What You Should Know

breas augmentationBreast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world today. The surgery consists of inserting implants to make the patient’s breasts larger, and can correct breasts that are uneven, or “deflated-looking.” Many women choose to undergo this procedure to restore size and volume to their breasts, after life-changing events such as pregnancy or significant weight-loss.

Despite the many benefits of this surgery, patients must be well-educated about the procedure beforehand. Like with every surgical procedure, breast augmentation does carry some risks for the patient. Some common risks of breast augmentation surgery will include changes in nipple sensation, swelling, pain, and possible scarring.  Fortunately, when the procedure is performed by an experienced surgeon, there is little risk for any  complications!

The main incision we prefer to use at our practice is the infra-areolar (just under the nipple).  We prefer this incision because of the excellent scar it leaves, as well as the excellent surgical access it gives Dr. Frank.

Once you have determined that breast augmentation surgery is right for you, it is important to be realistic about your results. Breast augmentation surgery will not make you perfect, though it can make a great deal of difference in your appearance, and your confidence levels.

It is also important to take into consideration that breast implants will not last forever. Generally speaking, implants will last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. However, the implants we prefer to use (cohesive gel implants) will not rupture and are able to be left in patients without causing issues for many years, even decades.  Women experience changes in their body over time, including changes related to pregnancy, menopause, weight gain or loss. In the future, patients may need to undergo a second breast augmentation surgery or a breast lift to restore their original results.

Before you choose to undergo any cosmetic surgery, it is important to listen to your surgeon and ask questions, so you will know that the procedure is right for you!

Breast Augmentation in Calgary

If you are interested in having breast augmentation surgery, or want to learn more about any other procedures we offer, contact us today. We can be reached at (403) 245-1228. We look forward to hearing from you!

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