June 2018

Tummy Tuck Recovery: Let’s Be Real

Tummy Tuck Surgery Cincinnati OH Tummy tuck surgeries are performed more than 125,000 times in our country each year. This indicates that the results from the abdominal tightening procedure are outstanding and that patients are satisfied with their appearance after surgery. If you have contemplated what your midsection would look like if you were to have a tummy tuck, you are not alone. You are also not alone if your mind instantly jumped into high gear imagining what tummy tuck recovery must be like.

One of the biggest reasons why patients procrastinate in scheduling their cosmetic surgery consultation is because they feel uncertain about how their recovery may go. We don’t want you to fall into this category. Here, we will offer a realistic portrait of tummy tuck recovery. Additionally, we suggest some ways to improve the process and reduce unexpected stress.

What is it really like to recover from a tummy tuck?

During a tummy tuck, the muscle along the abdominal wall is modified, and overlying skin is tightened and removed as needed. This correct muscle separation and skin stretching that may have occurred during pregnancy or other life situations, so the final result is a flat, toned stomach. Because your body has been accustomed to lax muscle and skin tissue, this manual tightening is going to cause you to bend forward for a few days. That’s right, standing upright will be something you do gradually over about a week’s time.

It is important to understand that the initial limited flexibility of tightened abdominal muscles is not going to be intensely painful. Comfort is sustained with adequate rest and the use of prescription pain medication as directed (not feeling any pain? Still take your medicine as instructed in your post-operative guide!).

In addition to the physical aspects of tummy tuck recovery, patients should also expect an emotional response. Abdominoplasty is not a minor procedure. We accomplish a lot during this surgery! As a result, there may be a bit of emotional stress that follows surgery. Sometimes, emotions can be exacerbated by anxiety related to expected discomfort. Our open communication about the recovery process is intended to mitigate unnecessary stress so the entire even goes more smoothly.

The Big Tip

There is one big tip that we suggest for abdominoplasty patients. In addition to following post-operative care instructions to a T, we encourage patients to get plenty of help around the house for the first several weeks after surgery. Having a strong support team can make an enormous difference in the recovery process.

Do you have questions about abdominoplasty and what it can do for you? Call our Cincinnati office at 513-985-0850.

Ready to Own Your Beauty? We Can Help!

Breast Procedures Cincinnati OH Cosmetic surgery has long been a go-to for men and women who want to look and feel their absolute best. It is no secret that changing an aspect of your appearance can have a dramatic impact on your level of self-esteem. However, it is also no secret that, for this to happen, you’ve got to have a healthy self-image before having surgery. For many women, the way that body confidence reaches its all-time high is through breast enhancement.

Breast Enhancing Procedures Personalize Medicine

In aesthetic medicine, the ultimate goal is to bring out the best in a person’s appearance. There are three ways to achieve this with breast enhancement.

Breast Lift

Breast enhancement doesn’t look the same for everyone. Adding volume isn’t always the answer. In fact, more women are choosing to refine the shape of their breasts by lifting the natural tissue they currently have. Breast lift surgery is an excellent solution for women who feel their breasts have deflated and lost shape after weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or simply due to the aging process. In some situations, a breast lift is needed to reposition breasts that naturally sit low on the chest wall. This procedure may not add volume to the breasts, but the results may appear as though volume has increased due to the higher resting place on the chest.

Breast Reduction

Another way that we commonly enhance breast shape and size is through reduction procedures. Like breast lift surgery, more women are choosing to level up their self-confidence by toning down their breasts. Excessive breast tissue can be uncomfortable due to the constant pull on the neck and shoulders. Large breasts often inhibit exercise, and many women feel self-conscious about the way their clothes fit. To correct all of these problems, we refine the size of the breasts to align with the frame of the body.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation tops the charts for popular cosmetic procedures year after year. This is the case even as trends have changed. Today, fewer women are obtaining breast augmentation to radically increase size. In many cases, smaller breast implants are being selected for subtler, more natural-looking enhancement.

We love helping our patients own their beauty. To discover what that feels like, schedule a consultation in our Cincinnati office.

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