Some plastic surgery procedures have been popular for years and will continue to be highly requested by patients for a long time to come. If we were to pick a few procedures that fall into that category, the list would likely include breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and mommy makeovers.
In 2017 alone, breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery both ranked among the top five cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the United States, according to statistics released by the ASPS. Whether they are performed alone or as part of a unique and customized mommy makeover, these surgeries are definitely here to stay. So, what do you need to know about these three popular procedures that we offer at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery?
The Basics of Breast Augmentation
A woman’s breasts are often intimately tied to her feelings of femininity and her body image. If your breasts are smaller than what you truly desire, then a breast augmentation procedure may be able to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. During a breast augmentation, silicone or saline implants are inserted to create a fuller, more shapely appearance.
When you meet with Dr. Levi Young for your consultation, he will discuss your goals and perform a physical evaluation to determine if the procedure is right for you. During your consultation, you will also discuss:
- Your options for implant type and size
- Incision types
- Implant placement options
- What to expect during your recovery
- What results you may be able to expect
Many women find that breast augmentation can help them achieve the results that they desire. Breast augmentation may be able to improve your self-confidence and make you feel more comfortable in your own skin.
Essential Things to Know about a Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, aims to remove excess skin and fat while repairing abdominal muscles that are weak or separated. The result is often a flatter and firmer abdominal area.
You may experience loose, sagging skin or a protruding abdominal area due to a number of factors, including:
- Dramatic changes in weight
While a tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or a healthy lifestyle, it may be able to help you achieve your goals for your body. Dr. Young is unique in that he will also utilize liposuction during your tummy tuck procedure to help you achieve the best possible results.
Combining Procedures in a Mommy Makeover
Many women who pursue plastic surgery do so in response to the ways that pregnancy has changed their bodies. While motherhood is a wonderful and rewarding experience, pregnancy and childbirth can cause your breasts to sag and your abdominal muscles to separate. Other unwelcome changes include the presence of stubborn, excess fat and loose skin.
A mommy makeover refers to a unique combination of procedures that can address your specific concerns. While breast augmentation and tummy tuck procedures are commonly included in a mommy makeover, you may benefit from additional procedures such as a breast lift. A thorough exam from Dr. Young can help determine the procedures that are right for you.
Schedule Your Plastic Surgery Consultation Today
If any of these popular procedures sound like they may help you achieve the look you desire, please call 913-341-2188 to schedule your consultation. Dr. Young takes an artistic approach to plastic surgery to create beautiful, natural results. He will take the time to discuss your aesthetic goals, your lifestyle, and your expectations to help determine your candidacy for plastic surgery.
At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery, we welcome patients from Kansas City, Overland Park, Leawood, and nearby areas of Kansas and Missouri.