Summer 2012 Newsletter

Plastic Surgery Center of the South

Prepare for the Holidays Now

If you’re like many of us at Plastic Surgery Center of the South, you put off holiday decorating and gift shopping until absolutely the very last minute. While procrastinating may pay off if you’re trying to score department store bargains, it can backfire in the case of plastic surgery.
Summer is a great time to get started on your cosmetic surgery plan. By preparing now, you’ll be ready to slip into that New Year’s dress come January 1. Our Marietta plastic surgery office provides a number of procedures to help you look your best. Two that we recommend to make your big holiday event even bigger are breast augmentation and tummy tucks.

Breast Augmentation

Several of our patients have enhanced their self-image with breast implants in Atlanta, GA. Breast implants can help you fill out clothing and swimsuits so that you feel sexy, feminine and confident.
Deciding to have breast augmentation is just the first step. Throughout the process, you will make many important decisions about the details of the procedure. Some things to start thinking about now include:

  • Incision location: In the breast crease, around the nipple, under the arm or through the belly button?
  • Implant placement: Over or under the pectoralis muscle?
  • Breast implant material: Saline or silicone?
  • Breast implant style: Round or shaped; textured or smooth; high, low or moderate projection?

Our surgeons will explain the pros and cons of each of these options with you during your consultation. Call us today at (770) 421-1242 or request a consultation online to find out more about your breast implant choices.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck in Atlanta, GA can be an extremely rewarding and transformative experience. Tummy tuck surgery can improve abdominal tone and create a fit, firm midsection by removing unwanted skin and fat from around the waistline. Even men and women who are in good overall shape can often benefit.
Our surgeons offer various tummy tuck techniques to achieve specific degrees of improvement. Three of the most common are:

  • Standard Tummy Tuck: This procedure is best for men and women who are at a healthy weight but who have stretched or weakened abdominal muscles and sagging skin around the midsection.
  • Mini Tummy Tuck: This approach works well for healthy, active men and women who are bothered by a small tummy “pooch” that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise.
  • Extended Tummy Tuck: This is designed for those who have a substantial amount of excess skin and want dramatic results.

Less-invasive Than Liposuction

Losing your “love handles” has never been easier than it is now, thanks to minimally invasive liposuction procedures in Atlanta such as CoolSculpting® and LipoDissolve. With only minor side effects and a speedy recovery, these procedures can help you lose stubborn bulges of fat and enjoy the healthy body you work so hard to maintain.
CoolSculpting: This completely non-invasive treatment uses special cooling technology to crystalize unwanted fat cells by taking them down to a very cold temperature. One treatment usually takes about an hour and can reduce fat in the targeted area by about 25%. Our patients are free to return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
LipoDissolve: LipoDissolve is an injectable method that uses naturally occurring compounds to break down excess fat. This treatment can be used on several areas of the body, including the back, stomach, thighs, knees and buttocks. It usually requires a series of treatments administered 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Less Pain, More Gain

Beauty shouldn’t have to be painful. That’s why Plastic Surgery Center of the South is proud to offer our patients a new medication called EXPAREL® to control pain following procedures such as breast augmentation and tummy tucks. EXPAREL is injected into the surgical site and provides sustained pain relief to the area for 72 hours. This reduces the need for post-operative oral medications, which can cause unwanted side effects such as nausea. This long-lasting numbing agent is an exciting breakthrough in pain management and greatly improves patient comfort after surgery.

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