Month: April 2015

Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation

Breast AugmentationDespite being one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, there are still a number of misconceptions and questions surrounding breast augmentation. While you probably know that this procedure can help provide patients with larger, fuller breasts, you may not know about the recovery period, how it is performed and more. Help familiarize yourself with the breast augmentation procedure by taking a look at some of the most common patient questions we receive.

Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation

  • What does this procedure involve? Your surgeon will begin by creating an incision in each breast, which is then lifted to create space for the implant. These incisions are typically made in inconspicuous locations, helping to minimize the risk of visible scarring following the procedure. The implants are then placed and centered underneath the nipples, and the incisions are closed.
  • Am I a suitable candidate? Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are in good general health and have realistic expectations about this procedure, but are unhappy with the size or shape of their breasts. However, a consultation with your plastic surgeon is the only true way to know if this procedure is right for you.
  • How long is the recovery period? Following breast augmentation, patients can expect to experience mild soreness and swelling that will typically subside after a few weeks. Your surgeon may also ask you to wear a support bra for a week or two after the surgery. To help make the most of your recovery, follow all postoperative instructions provided by your surgeon.
  • Are the results natural-looking? While some may associate breast augmentation with overly large or unnatural-looking breasts, this is often at the request of the patient. A skilled plastic surgeon will work with you to provide natural results that enhance your breasts and improve your overall contour.

Want To Learn More About Breast Augmentation? Contact Dr. Ryan Frank Today.

If you are interested in breast enhancement in Calgary, contact us today. We can be reached at (403) 245-1228. We look forward to hearing from you.

A Closer Look at Otoplasty

ear surgeryWhile plastic surgery is most often associated with procedures like facelifts and breast augmentation, there are a number of additional procedures that can have a positive impact on your appearance. One such procedure is otoplasty, a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of a patient’s ears. Take a closer look at this procedure and the many benefits it can have.

  • What is otoplasty? Otoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to address concerns about the size or shape of one’s ears. This procedure serves two primary functions; reducing the size of overly large ears and moving ears that are too prominent closer to the head.
  • How is it performed? Otoplasty is typically performed on an outpatient basis and lasts for roughly two hours. Your surgeon will begin by creating a small incision behind the ear, then bending and sculpting cartilage to match your desired appearance.
  • Am I a candidate? If you’re in good general health but are unhappy with the appearance of your ears, you may be a suitable candidate for this procedure. Patients seek out otoplasty to address a number of different concerns, including cupped ear, large or protruding ears, lop ear, torn or stretched earlobes and more.
  • What is the recovery period like? Following this procedure, your surgeon will use sutures to help keep the ear in position until it is healed. After a few days, your bandages will be removed.  Stitches will dissolve on their own within 2 weeks, and most patients are able to return to their daily activities at this time.
  • Are there any complications? As with any surgical procedure, there are some potential complications that may arise. However, these are rare and typically minor. Complications can often be avoided by closely following your doctor’s postoperative instructions.

Ready to Learn More about the Otoplasty Procedure? Contact Dr. Ryan Frank Today.

If you are interested in otoplasty in Calgary, contact us today. We can be reached at (403) 245-1228. We look forward to hearing from you.

Which Breast Procedure Is Right For Me?

breast procedureBreast procedures remain some of the most common surgeries performed by plastic surgeons. Whether a patient wishes to enlarge, enhance or contour their chest, there are many options available to them, each of which can be specified to align with their individual needs and goals. If you’re considering breast surgery, but are not sure where to begin, this guide is a great place to start. A qualified, experienced plastic surgeon will help you determine which procedure is the best option for you.

Types of Breast Surgery

  • Breast Augmentation: The most common breast procedure, breast augmentation, is a popular choice among women of all ages who wish to enhance the size and/or appearance of their breasts. Breast implants can address a number of aesthetic concerns– they not only make breasts bigger, but they can balance uneven or disproportionate breasts and provide volume and fullness. Breast augmentation candidates have a variety of choices available to them, allowing for a fully customizable procedure to ensure optimal results.
  • Breast Lift: A breast lift does not change the size of the breast, but rather lifts the tissues to restore firmness and volume to breasts that sag. This procedure is popular among patients who have experienced decreased breast volume often associated with pregnancy and nursing, or those who have lost a significant amount of weight. Breast lifts can be combined with additional procedures, such as augmentation, for more dramatic results.
  • Breast Reduction: Women who experience physical discomfort due to overly large breasts can benefit greatly from a breast reduction. This procedure removes excess fat, skin and glandular tissues from the breast to create a chest more in proportion to the rest of the patient’s body.
  • Male Breast Reduction: Women are not the only ones uncomfortable with large breasts. Research indicates that more than 40 percent of men suffer from gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts. Male breast reduction removes fat and other tissues to create a firm, smooth contour.

Want To Learn More About Breast Surgery? Contact Dr. Ryan Frank Today

If you are interested in breast enhancement in Calgary, contact us today. We can be reached at (403) 245-1228. We look forward to hearing from you.

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