One of the most frequently altered body parts with plastic surgery is the breasts. Alterations to breast size, shape, volume, and positioning are done to give a more youthful, well-rounded appearance. Two of the most popular procedures are breast augmentations and breast lifts. But, how do you know which procedure is best for your goals and expectations? What are the differences between a breast augmentation and a breast lift? Read More
Everyone experiences change to their faces and necks as they age. Loss of volume in the cheeks, chin, under the eyes, or the lips can be a devastating blow to a person’s self-esteem. Billions of dollars are spent each year in the United States trying to reverse or stop aging altogether.
If you’re looking for a non-invasive, quick, and safe treatment to significantly reduce the signs of aging, Juvederm may be the product you need. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based injectable that comes in multiple formulations to treat different areas of the face and neck. Dr. Adams’s top picks from the current Juvederm lineup include: Read More
Many people want a sculpted, angular jawline that appears toned, tight, and youthful. Up until recently, it seemed that only celebrities could achieve this look, but not anymore! With the advancements in facial aesthetic treatments like fillers, anyone can get that contoured look without any invasive surgery. Read More
Many people say the eyes are windows to the soul. Just like windows, your eyes need a little maintenance from time to time to look and function at their best.
Sagging skin around the eye not only is a cosmetic concern, but it can actually block your vision! This can turn into a dangerous situation quickly. To improve your vision and appearance, your plastic surgeon may offer a combination procedure that lifts the eyebrow and eyelids at the same time. Read More
If your wedding day is on the horizon, you’re likely thinking about how you can look your best on the big day. At your wedding, you’ll see all of your loved ones and have countless photos taken of you, so you deserve to feel more confident and beautiful than ever.
There are several cosmetic procedures that can help brides-to-be feel gorgeous on the big day. Some of the most popular options include: Read More
When you think about cosmetic signs of aging, the face is likely the first body part to come to mind. However, the hands also visibly age, often losing the smooth, supple appearance that they once had. Sunspots, prominent veins, wrinkled skin, and dryness are all common signs of aging in the hands.
If you’re looking to reverse signs of aging in the hands, there are many treatments available to you. While these treatments have different approaches, all of them result in rejuvenated hands that you can feel confident in. Read More
If you’ve previously undergone breast implant surgery, breast implant exchange is a procedure to accommodate your ongoing goals. As life goes on, priorities and preferences can shift, leading you to desire different breast implants. While every breast implant exchange is customized to the patient’s needs, there are several common reasons why someone would want to undergo this procedure. These reasons include:
Wanting a Different Breast Size or Shape
At the time of your initial breast augmentation procedure, your cosmetic preferences may have been different from what they are now. Breast implant exchange gives you the opportunity to change the appearance of the breasts so that they accommodate your current desires. Some women want a smaller breast implant size as they get older, providing a more elegant and understated look. Other women learn that the initial implants weren’t sufficient to achieve their desired look and undergo breast implant exchange to further enhance the size of their breasts. Read More
As people age, the skin tissue loses volume and elasticity due to reduced levels of collagen. The vaginal tissue is no different. With the aging process, women experience a loss in the strength and structure of the vaginal tissue. As collagen production in the body naturally decreases with age, laxity becomes a more prominent issue. Childbirth, genetics, and certain lifestyle habits can also contribute to vaginal laxity.
For women experiencing looseness in the vaginal tissue, particularly around the vaginal opening, vaginal rejuvenation is worth consideration. This cosmetic procedure restores the strength and tightness of the vaginal tissue, providing numerous benefits to patients. The main benefits of vaginal rejuvenation include: Read More
Plastic surgery is overwhelmingly targeted at women. But, men can equally benefit from feeling confident in their appearances as women. That’s why Dr. Adams offers multiple procedures that can address male patients’ cosmetic concerns.
Male breast reduction and pec implants are two of the most popular plastic surgeries for men. These procedures can effectively enhance your appearance by giving the body a more toned, muscular look.
Gynecomastia is a condition that leads to enlarged male breasts. It’s caused by hormonal imbalance and can affect men or boys at any age. Whether triggered by puberty, the aging process, weight gain, or other factors, gynecomastia can cause your confidence to take a hit. Read More
This summer, you deserve to confidently throw on a bikini and head to the pool, but body insecurities all too commonly hold people back from showing off their figures in a swimsuit. With the range of body procedures available at Dr. William Adams Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, however, you can achieve the bikini body you’ve always wanted.
Many people adopt a healthier diet and hit the gym to slim down before the summer season. However, these weight loss efforts don’t always result in the toned, defined physique that many people are after. Stubborn fat may not respond to diet and exercise, leaving people with insecurities in a swimsuit. Read More
Breast reconstruction surgery is a procedure that restores the appearance of the breasts for women who lost breast tissue, commonly due to breast cancer treatment. There are several reasons women may opt to undergo breast reconstruction, including:
To Regain Symmetry in the Breasts
In many cases of breast cancer, the patient will choose a single mastectomy over a double mastectomy for treatment. Single mastectomies are generally performed in women who only have breast cancer in one breast. This procedure leaves the patient with only one remaining breast. In this scenario, breast reconstruction surgery can restore symmetry in the breasts for a balanced, natural appearance. Read More
Liposuction is an established solution for body sculpting and the removal of stubborn fat. It’s not a solution for extensive weight loss, but it can help you get rid of unwanted fat in areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise efforts.
We use advanced Body-Jet technology to perform liposuction. This modern method is a safe, gentle, and convenient liposuction technique, but are you a good candidate for this liposuction procedure? Continue reading to learn more.Read More
Breast implants are popular among women to enhance the appearance of the breasts. While breast implants are long-lasting and should withstand 10 years at a minimum, they will eventually need to be replaced. It’s important to know when your implants need a replacement for both cosmetic and medical reasons.
Reasons for Breast Implant Replacement
There are many reasons why patients may have their implants replaced. Sometimes, patients undergo implant replacement because they want to alter the size or shape of their breasts. However, implants may also need to be replaced to ensure the safety of the patient. Implant rupture and hardening are complications of breast implants that would create the need for a replacement.Read More
The facelift, which is also called rhytidectomy, is a longstanding plastic surgery procedure. Effective and reliable, a facelift will give you a more youthful appearance by reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, folds, and sagging skin.
If you’re thinking about getting a facelift, timing is an important factor to consider. While a facelift will reverse current signs of aging, it won’t prevent future skin aging, so it’s important to time your facelift for the maximum benefit.
The Right Age To Get a Facelift
For most, the right age to get a facelift is in the 40s, 50s, or 60s. At this point, signs of aging typically become visible and start to diminish people’s youthful appearance. At this point, the facelift procedure can take years off of the face, visibly rejuvenating it.Read More
Facelift surgery is a reliable, long lasting cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve a more youthful appearance. Time-tested and effective for sagging skin, deep wrinkles, double chins, and more, many patients opt to undergo a facelift for a rejuvenated look.
Given that a facelift is a surgical procedure, recovery time is one of the main concerns among patients. While the recovery period will have small variations depending on the individual, we can offer insights based on what most patients experience.
Here, we’ll discuss what you can expect from the healing process after a facelift.Read More
Breast augmentation, which is often called a “boob job,” is the most prevalent cosmetic breast surgery around today. With this plastic surgery procedure, women can achieve larger, more youthful-looking breasts.
If you’re considering breast augmentation, you may have also encountered the option to have a breast lift during the procedure. Combining a breast lift with breast augmentation has helped many women achieve perkier, beautiful breasts to match their cosmetic goals, but is this option right for you? Keep reading to learn more about a breast lift with breast augmentation.Read More
Liposuction is a popular cosmetic treatment for getting rid of stubborn, unwanted fat. By targeting areas of fat that won’t go away even with diet and exercise, liposuction can help you attain a more toned, contoured physique.
Body-Jet is a safe, advanced method of liposuction available to patients today. This procedure uses a gentle jet of water to precisely dislodge and eliminate fat from the treatment area. In comparison to other methods of liposuction, Body-Jet involves a shorter recovery period with less discomfort, but what exactly can you expect after Body-Jet liposuction? Let’s find out.Read More
The natural aging process takes a toll on the breasts, leading to drooping and a loss of firmness. If you’re interested in improving the youthful appearance of your breasts, a breast lift could be an excellent solution for you. Here, we’ll cover the basics of the breast lift procedure and how it can restore fullness and perkiness in the breasts.
What Is a Breast Lift?
Also called mastopexy, a breast lift is a surgical procedure that’s designed to lift the breasts for a more youthful, flattering appearance. Rather than changing the size of the breasts, which is done in breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery, the breast lift procedure repositions the breasts for a rejuvenated appearance.Read More
If you’re looking to reduce visible signs of aging, a facelift could be the solution for you. Also called rhytidectomy, the facelift procedure is a tried and true cosmetic option for facial rejuvenation. It involves removing excess skin and fat in the face, tightening or loosening the underlying muscles, and lifting the remaining tissues. This creates a brighter, younger-looking appearance.
Before you get a facelift, it’s important to be informed. Make sure to ask the following questions during your consultation to ensure the best possible results.Read More
Breast implant removal is a procedure in which breast implants from a previous breast augmentation procedure are removed. There are a handful of reasons, both cosmetic and medical, why patients may want implants removed. Here, we’ll discuss these reasons to help you determine if you should consider a breast implant removal.
Dissatisfaction with Current Implant Size
The most common reason why women undergo breast implant removal is dissatisfaction with the size of their current implants. Cosmetic preferences change over time. So to achieve the aesthetic that they want, women may need to undergo breast implant removal. This way, smaller or larger replacement implants can be used. Breast implant removal surgery can allow patients to achieve their changing cosmetic goals.Read More
The consultation with your plastic surgeon is the first step in receiving breast reduction surgery. This consultation is crucial to get to know your doctor, better understand the procedure, and inform your doctor about your goals for the procedure. To ensure that you feel prepared for your breast reduction procedure, make sure to discuss the following points:
Your Desired Results from Breast Reduction
Women often have different cosmetic goals, and breast reduction surgery should be tailored to their personal preferences. During the consultation, you’ll talk about why you want breast reduction surgery and your desired outcome from the surgery. This is an important step to ensure that you’re happy with the results of breast reduction surgery.Read More
The cosmetic and plastic surgery fields are rapidly evolving. Now, 20 years into the new millennium, we have cutting-edge research and technology at our disposal to perform cosmetic surgical procedures for more natural-looking and longer-lasting results than ever before.
Let’s take a walk down memory lane to learn more about how cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery have changed in the last two decades. The astonishing advancements that have been made in these fields make it a better time than ever before to invest in your cosmetic goals.Read More
For any surgical procedure, elective or otherwise, it is important to know exactly what to expect before, during and after the procedure. Liposuction is an outpatient operation that has little downtime and a short recovery period, but that doesn’t mean you can be lax about learning health and recovery instructions. Here is what you need to make sure you ask your surgeon before getting liposuction.
How much fat can be removed from my target areas?
How much fat can be removed and how much of a difference it will make in appearance after recovery depends on the target area and health factors. Make sure that you have reasonable expectations. Ask for a computer generated model of what you can expect your results to look like.Read More
Is it time to say goodbye to your implants? There are a lot of reasons you might want to have your breast implants removed. First, they only last for so long, and you need to be proactive about having them removed before they become a problem. But even if you haven’t had your implants as long as you could have, there are some good reasons to have them removed.
That doesn’t make it easy to talk to a plastic surgeon about removing implants. It seems to be the opposite of what they do, right? But in reality, depending on why you want the implants removed and your ultimate aesthetic goals, we should be able to handle your breast implant removal or revision successfully.Read More
When you start hearing a lot about breast revision surgeries, it can really put you off on your decision to get breast implants. But in reality, breast revision surgery has always been common, and not because implants are unsafe. Here is why breast revision is trending now, and why it can be necessary.
What is breast revision anyway?
Breast revision surgery usually refers to breast implants being removed or replaced. Sometimes these surgeries are done due to complications from breast augmentation, but much more frequently they are done simply because a change is needed or wanted in the size and shape of the implants.Read More
Do you exercise regularly? Even if you don’t at this point, you should talk to your plastic surgeon about your exercise habits and needs throughout the process. Your plastic surgery consultation will take place at least a few months ahead of your scheduled procedure so that you have a chance to prepare your body for a successful surgery and recovery. Here are some things you need to think about when talking to your plastic surgeon about exercise.
Exercise habits should be put in place now.
Exercising for at least a few months prior to your surgery will improve your results and shorten your recovery period. Most plastic surgery procedures cause some repair of the muscles to be required. If you build up those muscles before the surgery, it will make the healing process faster.Read More
It takes a lot of consideration to decide on plastic surgery. While a tummy tuck might seem like a drastic measure, it is sometimes required to get the results you are wanting. On the other hand, liposuction is a much less invasive procedure and could be appropriate for your desired contouring. Here’s how to choose which one is right for you.
What problem do you have with your tummy?
If your tummy has excess skin due to significant weight loss, liposuction isn’t going to give you the results you are seeking. Liposuction only removes excess fat, not skin. If you just have some stubborn fat and you are confident that the skin will tone and shrink back on its own, liposuction is the better choice.Read More
Are you planning on getting some elective plastic surgery in the future? If so, it is never too early to start thinking about how you might make your recovery period shorter and easier. One of the biggest keys to a successful surgery and fast recovery is to be very healthy with a good diet and exercise program well before your surgery actually takes place.
But how can what you do now affect the outcome of future surgeries? Actually, it can in quite a few ways.Read More
Losing weight is really important for your health; but let’s face it, most people lose weight because they want to look sexy (or at least thinner). With that goal in mind, it can be very disappointing when you lose a lot of weight only to find that you are still unable to wear those sexy little spaghetti-strap numbers with confidence.
Unfortunately, you can lose a significant amount of weight and still have “flab” simply because your body was unable to tone as you lost the weight. This most often happens when you lose a large amount of weight without a solid exercise regimen, but anyone who loses a lot of weight can be affected.Read More
Traditional liposuction has been the most popular cosmetic procedure for decades. Only in recent years has it been rivaled with breast augmentation. But what if you could get the results of traditional liposuction without the invasive trauma?
Body Jet Lipo is a newer method of liposuction that uses a stream of sterile water to break up and remove fat cells in a gentler way. Although incisions will still be necessary, the invasiveness and trauma are not the same. Body jet liposuction will remove stubborn pockets of fat as effectively or more effectively than traditional lipo.Read More
As a woman, there is no greater reward and no greater sacrifice than being a mother. You love your children to the moon and back, but you sacrificed a lot to bring them into this world. One of the first sacrifices you make to your children is carrying them within your womb for nine months. This time is not just uncomfortable. It completely changes the shape of your body.
If you want to go back to your pre-mom figure, you should start with a strict diet and exercise plan. If you aren’t sure how to get yourself in good health and physical condition, talk to your doctor about your options. If diet and exercise alone won’t restore your figure, you may want to consider cosmetic reconstruction.Read More
With the increasing popularity of nonsurgical facelifts like those offered by PDO threads, a traditional surgical facelift might seem less appealing. However, there are some major advantages to getting a traditional facelift that just aren’t there with nonsurgical treatments.
Tighten Facial Muscles
Although nonsurgical facelifts will tighten your skin and make you look younger, they don’t do anything for the underlying tissues. As you get older, the muscle structure of your face can also get weaker or loose. During a surgical facelift, the plastic surgeon will tighten the underlying muscles and tissues as well, which can also help your facelift results last longer.Read More
Have you worked hard to improve your health, lose weight, and get in shape, but you just can’t seem to get the results you want? Unfortunately, it is often that a patient is not able to rid themselves of stubborn fat no matter what they try. Certain areas of the body are more prone to stubborn fat and excess skin, including the tummy or lower abdomen, upper thighs, and upper arms. Luckily, there are some cosmetic surgical procedures that you can get to combat stubborn fat.
The lower abdomen or tummy is one of the places that can be the hardest to slim down. Especially if you have been overweight for some time, are nearing middle age, or going through natural hormonal changes, tummy fat can be impossible to melt away with diet and exercise alone. Part of the problem may be that it is not stubborn fat at all, but rather excess skin tissue. Sometimes, when you lose a lot of weight, the skin is not elastic enough to bounce back, and the only way to remove it is with a tummy tuck.Read More
Have you ever wanted a firmer, rounder butt? Or did you have a great butt when you were younger, but with age and fluctuating weight it has begun to sag? The good news is that you don’t have to live with that flabby, flat butt anymore. A Brazilian butt lift is a minor cosmetic surgical procedure that will give you a firmer, rounder, shapelier butt that you can be proud of.
But what exactly is a Brazilian butt lift? Even if you have heard of it before, you may not know exactly what the procedure entails. Did you know that a Brazilian butt lift actually includes liposuction? That makes this procedure even more appealing for many people.Read More
Most people know that they are supposed to get at least some exercise or physical activity every day. Doctors recommend that everyone does at least 30 minutes of cardio exercise at least 3 times per week. While it is important for all adults to get exercise as a normal rule, there are some things you will need to consider when you are planning to have plastic surgery.
Before your surgery you should maintain your exercise routine right up until the day before your procedure. You will want to talk to your surgeon before your procedure about resuming your activity level and exercise routine. They will be able to tell you how long to wait before getting back to exercising. They may also advise you to ease back into your workout routine as your healing progresses.Read More
The coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders mean that more and more people are stuck at home. It is very easy to become depressed in times like these. You are cut off from friends, family, and social circles. You are restricted in your shopping. You may be out of work. Finances could be tight or seem impossible, and there is the fear of getting sick and fear of the future.
The best way to cope with these issues is to look forward to the future. What can you do for self-care when all of this is over? What do you want to accomplish when you can once again leave your home as normal? For some people, that includes plastic surgery that they’ve been putting off.Read More
As a society, we have a tendency to want the things we want right now. We have gotten so used to having everything at our fingertips that we don’t like to wait. Once you make a decision, you want to act on it immediately. However, you should not rush into plastic surgery. A successful procedure requires early planning to determine when the right time for the surgery might be. Here are some tips to help you plan.
Research Plastic Surgeons
You may have been referred to a plastic surgeon by a friend or family member, but most of the time you won’t know very much about plastic surgeons without research. Allow yourself some time to Google different plastic surgeons in the area. Look at reviews and their online reputation and presence. You may also want to call them with a few questions before making your decision.Read More
Regardless of what type of breast surgery you are having, it will be important to sleep on your back during recovery. Whether you are getting a breast augmentation, breast reduction, or breast implant revision, the tissues of your breast will not be able to heal properly if you sleep on your side or tummy. Fluid can build up, swelling and inflammation can increase, and bleeding can occur.
Most people do not naturally sleep on their back. If you are one of the many side or tummy sleepers, you are probably going to have a very hard time making the adjustment to sleeping on your back. It will take time and practice to make it happen, so you should start making the change as soon as you have solid plans for breast surgery.Read More
Just like any surgical procedure, breast augmentation comes with some risks. One of those risks is capsular contracture. Although this condition affects about one in six women who get breast implants, it is a very treatable condition. In some patients it can even be avoided. Here’s what you need to know about capsular contraction and how Strattice is used in its treatment.
What Is Capsular Contracture?
Whenever an implant is placed in the body, whether it is for medical or cosmetic reasons, the body naturally surrounds it with scar tissue. This capsule of scar tissue is the body’s way of isolating a foreign object that it feels should not be there. Most people get this capsule of scar tissue around their breast implants.Read More