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How to Select A Nose Shape For Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty often referred to as a nose job, is a surgical procedure that resizes and/or reshapes the nose so that it is more aesthetically pleasing to the patient. Rhinoplasty can also be used to correct injuries to the nose, like those from car accidents or sports. Once you’ve made the decision to go under the knife, use these tips to help you choose the nose shape that is perfect for you:

  • Set realistic expectations

To avoid disappointment after your surgery, set reasonable goals for the procedure. Even if a patient thinks they want a drastic change, they often change their mind after the procedure. To make sure people are as satisfied as possible with their new look, we are on the side of caution and favor small steps for big changes. (more…)

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Questions to Ask Your Family Doctor Before Getting Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a popular option for both men and women to improve their appearance, self-esteem, and confidence. However, it is a serious surgical procedure that should not be taken lightly. If you’ve exhausted all noninvasive treatments for your cosmetic issue and are considering plastic surgery, be sure to ask your family doctor these questions before visiting a surgeon:

Am I healthy enough for surgery?

Just like most other surgeries, plastic surgery is only recommended for patients who are healthy enough to go through it. Your family doctor will want to do a full physical examination along with bloodwork to see if you’re safe to go under the knife. If any medical issues are discovered, you’ll need to resolve them before moving forward with plastic surgery. (more…)

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Signs You Need a Breast Reduction

Breast ReductionBreast reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure to reduce the size of the breasts. This procedure enables women to bring the breasts into proportions with the rest of the body. When the breasts are very large in comparison to the rest of the body, it can lead to pain, discomfort, stress, and poor body image. 

You may need a breast reduction if:

You’re Experiencing Back, Neck, or Shoulder Pain. 

Pain in the back, neck, or shoulders is a key sign that a breast reduction could be beneficial. The weight of overly large breasts can strain the muscles in these areas, leading to pain and discomfort. This pain can become worse over time and significantly diminish your quality of life. By removing excess breast tissue, this procedure will lighten the load on your back, neck, and shoulder for less pain.  (more…)

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Improve Bladder Control with a Tummy Tuck

Improve Bladder ControlAs one of the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures for the body, the tummy tuck helps patients achieve a slimmer, more toned stomach. In addition to its cosmetic benefits, a tummy tuck can also provide improved bladder control for individuals struggling with urinary incontinence. Let’s learn more about this unique benefit of the tummy tuck and how it can help a range of patients. 

Understanding The Tummy Tuck Procedure

During a tummy tuck procedure, the surgeon will stitch the abdominal muscles together to improve the look and stability. After tightening the abdominal muscles, the surgeon will get rid of excess skin tissue to create a smooth appearance of the abdomen. This process takes about two to three hours. Patients who maintain a healthy, stable weight can achieve permanent results from a tummy tuck.  (more…)

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What to Expect After Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Breast Reconstruction SurgeryIf a prior breast surgery didn’t provide the results that you were hoping for, or if a complication occurred after the procedure, breast reconstruction surgery can resolve the issue. With breast reconstruction, women can achieve the look of the breasts that they want three months or longer after the initial procedure. 

Breast reconstruction surgery improves the appearance of the breasts and resolves complications such as implant displacement, implant rupture, or capsular contracture. It also provides patients with the option to switch from saline implants to silicone, or vice versa. No matter the reason, if you’re considering breast reconstruction surgery, you’ll want to know what to expect after the procedure.

Immediately After Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Immediately after breast reconstruction surgery, you’ll likely feel weak. We advise patients to have a loved one take them home after the procedure. However, most patients need only a few days of rest before returning to their regular activities. Getting plenty of sleep and avoiding physical activity is important for patients to recover quickly after the surgery.  (more…)

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Does The SkinPen Tighten Skin?

SkinPen Tighten SkinMicroneedling is a time-tested cosmetic treatment that’s designed to improve the skin’s appearance and texture by triggering its natural healing process. While microneedling always involves the use of fine, sterilized needles to create minuscule punctures in the skin, there are multiple devices that can be used to administer the treatment. One such device is the SkinPen, which provides numerous benefits to the skin’s look and feel.

The SkinPen can enhance your complexion by reducing the appearance of common skin concerns. But, does it have a tightening effect on loose skin? Let’s find out. 

How Does The SkinPen Work?

SkinPen is a top-rated microneedling device that offers superior results when compared to other methods. Treatment with the SkinPen is minimally invasive and requires minimal downtime. (more…)

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Get Your Body Ready for Summer with Non-Invasive EMsculpt or Liposuction

This summer, let your confidence reach new heights with advanced body sculpting treatments from Watt Plastic Surgery. Emsculpt is a non-invasive treatment that will enhance your muscle tone while liposuction vacuums away excess fat for a leaner look. Depending on your cosmetic goals, one of these leading procedures can give you the desired results. 

EMSculpt

If you’re frustrated by a lack of muscle tone and want a more sculpted appearance, EMSculpt could work for you. This non-invasive treatment works by stimulating muscle contractions using high-intensity, focused electromagnetic energy. A single treatment session stimulates thousands of muscle contractions that are significantly more powerful than voluntary muscle contractions. This leads to an enlargement of the current muscles, as well as new muscle fiber growth. 

The electromagnetic energy used in EMSculpt forces the muscle tissue to adapt to the high-intensity electromagnetic energy, leading to a deep remodeling of the tissues’ inner structures. This can be used to contour the:

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Calves
  • Arms 

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Emsella: A Non-Invasive Treatment for Incontinence

Urinary incontinence refers to a loss of control over the bladder, and it often occurs with older age. However, many women experience it after pregnancy as a result of weakened pelvic floor muscles.

While incontinence is a common problem, it can be distressing and embarrassing for many. Thankfully, there are many treatment options available to resolve it. The surgical route involves treating the external skin to prevent leakage, but many patients would rather avoid the risks and complications of surgery. This is why Emsella, a non-invasive solution for incontinence, is an exciting advancement in treating this condition.

What is Emsella?

Emsella is an innovative, FDA-approved treatment for urinary incontinence. It’s a gentle, non-invasive treatment that utilizes advanced technology to help women regain their urinary health. 

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How Botox Can Make the Face Look Slimmer

When it comes to their face shape, most people want that athletic-looking “V-line” jaw. However, this can be a pretty difficult face shape to achieve.

Face Fat and Facial “Slimming”

Some people develop exercise routines to try to slim their faces so that a workout might tone the body. However, facial exercises don’t usually yield consistent results. If there is extra fat in the face, regular workout routines will lead to overall fat loss, including in the face. Fat loss cannot be targeted to a specific area. (more…)

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Breast Implant Exchange

While breast implants do not have a specific expiration date, both silicone and saline breast implants have different lifetimes. Saline implants tend to last between ten and twenty years. However, there are cases in which implants may rupture before that time.

Generally, saline implants will eventually have a tear in the lining that causes the saline to leak and the implant to deflate. When this happens, the saline is absorbed by the body and does no harm. You will notice that specific breast looks deflated. (more…)

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