Reviewing Your Cosmetic Surgery Options With The Best Plastic Surgeon
By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on February 27, 2019
Should You Choose Cosmetic Surgery?
When deciding if you should undergo a cosmetic procedure make sure you discuss your options with the best plastic surgeon in San Antonio. It is important to remember that every surgery comes with risks, and these risks can be compounded if you are not in good physical health. Your surgeon will likely recommend that you quit smoking 6 weeks before your surgery and stop taking certain medications. With some procedures, such as tummy tuck, you should be within 5-10 pounds of your ideal weight. Dr. Barone will determine if you are healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure, or make recommendations to get you there.
You should also evaluate your reasons for seeking out a cosmetic procedure. Are you using cosmetic surgery as a tool to express yourself, or are you trying to impress someone else? When you use cosmetic surgery as a way to feel more freedom in your body you are more likely to be satisfied with your results.
Breast Procedures: Which One Is Right For You?
When someone says “boob job” what do you picture? Breast augmentation, or enhancing your breasts with breast implants or a fat transfer, is one of the top cosmetic surgical procedures. Users on www.realself.com give breast augmentation a 98% “Worth It” rating. But there are more breast procedures you should know about, especially if you want to change the size or shape of your chest without breast implant surgery.
Breast Reduction: Large breasts can cause back pain or neck pain, and make it difficult to exercise. If these symptoms sound familiar you are a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. A breast reduction will reduce the size of your breasts, and can even address asymmetry for a more balanced look.
Breast Lift: Sagging breasts, common in women who have had children or lost significant weight, can be lifted into a perkier position. During a breast lift your surgeon will make an incision around the areola, cut out excess skin, and pull the remaining skin tight before stitching it back together.
Visit the best plastic surgeon in San Antonio, Dr. Constance Barone, to find out which procedure, or combination of procedures, is right for you.
Body Procedures Offer A More Contoured Look
Body procedures can include fat elimination, tightening, contouring, and resurfacing. Both surgical and non-surgical procedures can be used to get you lasting results.
Liposuction: During liposuction surgery your surgeon will remove fat from problem areas that have not responded to diet and exercise. Common areas for liposuction include the chin, neck, abdomen, arms, and legs. Liposuction is ideal for men and women who are close to their ideal look, and should not be used to address obesity.
Tummy Tuck: A tummy tuck removes excess skin, tightens the abdomen, and can repair separated abdominal muscles. If you’re considering a tummy tuck make sure you are within 5-10 pounds of your goal weight. A tummy tuck combined with liposuction and breast implant surgery is known as a “mommy makeover”.
Laser Treatments: Dr. Barone uses state-of-the-art laser skin resurfacing technology to reverse the effects of time. Layers of damaged skin are removed and you are left with a more youthful appearance and even skin tone. Laser skin resurfacing is considered invasive, even though there is no incision. Dr. Barone will discuss if you are a good candidate for a laser treatment at your first consultation.
Combining Facial Procedures For An Ideal Look
Facial surgeries can address sagging, wrinkles, facial symmetry, and even vision problems. Dr. Barone will meet with you to discuss your desired outcome, and recommend one or more procedures to get you there. The most popular facial procedures are:
Facelift: a facelift will tighten the skin all around your face for a more youthful appearance.
Rhinoplasty: also known as a “nose job”, rhinoplasty can change the size and shape of your nose for a more balanced look.
Eyelid Surgery: this procedure removes excess skin, muscle, and fat from around the eyes to reduce signs of aging. Eyelid surgery can also improve vision for those whose upper eyelids droop.
Dr. Barone is one of the best plastic surgeons in San Antonio because of the experience she brings to each appointment. She will be able to advise you on which procedures you need, and which can be combined into one surgery to save you time and money.
If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Barone. Feel the freedom to be who you want to be, without compromise. Call 210-202-4392 to schedule your complimentary consultation today.
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