20 May

Butt and Thigh Lift for a Total Transformation

Aging and weight changes can bring about the effects of something no one on earth can avoid—gravity. Over time, it is natural for the buttocks to sag a bit. It is also normal, especially during weight fluctuations, to get excess skin and fat on the thighs that detracts from the appearance of your jeans and skirts. A butt lift combined with a thigh lift is the best way to totally transform how you look in your favorite clothes.

What is a Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a complex procedure that combines liposuction with augmentation. Excess fat is removed through liposuction from the buttocks, hips, and upper thighs. Injections are then performed to give some shape and firmness to the butt. The entire procedure takes about an afternoon and is done on an outpatient basis. Recovery time is minimal.

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20 Jun

Should You Consider a Tummy Tuck?

Many women will agree that the stomach is one of the most frustrating and troublesome body parts, especially after childbirth and extreme weight loss. The abdominoplasty, better known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure designed to help the stomach appear flat and toned. There is no doubt that the tummy tuck has become more popular by the year, with the total number of abdominoplasty procedures performed increasing by a full 90 percent in the last 15 years. Read More

01 Nov

Use Kybella for a Beautiful Swan’s Neck

neckThe time is rapidly approaching for New Year’s resolutions. Some people vow to quit smoking and drinking or find a job they love, but the majority of Americans look to New Year’s as a time to lose weight. However, if the fat that you want to shed is located under under your chin and contributing to an unattractive and unwanted double chin appearance, you may be wondering how it’s even possible to lose that weight. Your answer can be found in Kybella.

Also known as submental fullness, the double chin is a condition that arises when saggy stores of fat accumulate in your chin and neck area. Many double chins are actually caused by water retention, which is a genetic trait. Muscle tone also fades with age, and the thinner skin on the chin and neck is first in line to respond by sagging. Kybella, the newly released FDA-approved injection for anyone with a double chin, has the potential to restore your neck and chin area by eliminating extra fat and stimulating youthful contours once again. Read More

02 Feb

The Neck Lift is More Popular Than You’d Think

plastic surgery 1Botox, dermal fillers, and laser hair removal have become popular and very mainstream in the past few years, but not as many people are recognizing the powerful impacts of the neck lift. Age and gravity are a double-whammy on the neck region, which is one of the first places to show age with loose neck skin, excess fat under the skin, and muscle banding. Many people opt for a neck lift in order to restore youth, shape, and tone to the neck without having to change the appearance of the upper face. Read More

19 Jan

The Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

bellyThe Tummy Tuck is a classic procedure that eliminates loose skin and excess fat from the abdomen, making it a popular choice after pregnancy or significant weight loss. But did you know that a tummy tuck actually has other health benefits that can improve your quality of life aside from a flat, toned stomach?

Reduce Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a bladder control problem experienced by many women, especially after giving birth. It’s characterized by uncontrollable urine leakage triggered by coughing, sneezing, exercising, and even laughing. Read More

03 Nov

The “Plastic” Behind Plastic Surgery

plastic surgery2The term “plastic surgery” might initially raise a few red flags if you assume that the “plastic” is along the lines of Tupperware or a cheap children’s toy, but it’s quite the contrary. The term plastic originated from the Greek word plastikos, meaning “to mold.” Plastic surgery’s main role is actually to repair the body from trauma and defects by reconstructing normal appearance and restoring original function. Read More

08 Oct

Pec Implants: What Men Need to Know

pectoralisMost plastic surgery attention surrounds procedures for women, especially when it’s the chest we’re talking about. Breast augmentation is a growing trend, but not many people talk about its male cousin, pectoral augmentation.

Pectoral augmentation is performed to give men sculpted chest definition. It is frustrating to devote endless time at the gym trying to attain the ultimate pecs and still not see results. Pec implants solve this problem by help men achieve their perfect chest to improve self-confidence and give them the look they’ve been seeking. But how does it work? Read More

24 Sep

The 3 Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures

liposuction1Nobody is perfect, but the modern man and woman now have the option to perfect their appearance using plastic surgery. Plastic surgery procedures are becoming more and more commonplace, though some procedures are more frequently requested than others.

  1. Breast Augmentation – According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about 286,000 breast augmentation surgeries were performed in the U.S. in 2014. Breast augmentation surgery can be performed to change the size or shape of a woman’s breasts. Many women have the surgery to make their breasts larger, though the surgery can also be used to correct unevenness in size or abnormalities in shape. The average cost for breast augmentation surgery is about $5,000.
  2. Nose Reshaping – In 2014, approximately 217,000 nose-reshaping surgeries were performed in the United States. The official name for the procedure is rhinoplasty, and it can be used to change the size and shape of the nose. The average cost for this type of surgery is about $4,500.
  3. Liposuction – The third most common type of plastic surgery is liposuction – about 211,000 procedures were completed in 2014. Liposuction can be performed to slim and reshape certain areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits. This type of surgery can be applied to the hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, arms, back, and chest area. Liposuction is fairly expensive, costing an average of $3,000 per area in addition to nonsurgical fees.

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09 Jun

Finding the Fountain of Youth

skin care2We are all beginning to live longer. Advances in modern medicine and anti-aging products coupled with society’s increasing focus on preserving health, wellness, and longevity are leading indicators of an extended lifespan. But there is no denying that age takes its toll! Over time, the ability of our bodies to fix and repair problems diminishes, manifesting in wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging. Read More

05 May

What are the Reasons for Male Breast Reduction?

man with doctorGynecomastia, characterized by enlarged breasts in boys or men, is a condition caused by an imbalance of the estrogen and testosterone, naturally occurring hormones. Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction, is a more common plastic surgery procedure than you may think. When correctly performed by a well-trained surgeon, male breast reduction is an extremely rewarding plastic surgery procedure as it provides the patient with renewed confidence that goes along with an improved self-image. Read More

28 Apr

Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT Therapy): How Does It Work?

doctor consultationDOT therapy. This is an epidermal process, in which small holes are punched into the skin for smoothing wrinkles and facial lines, and also helps in hiding acne and scars. DOT therapy is a laser resurfacing technique that provides an overall smoothing effect to the skin. Tiny holes are punched which will heal quickly to give a fresh look and therefore, these have been quite famous for beauty treatments and anti-aging procedures. Advantages of DOT therapy are quick healing, minimum downtime, simple procedure, modified treatment methods, rejuvenated skin, personalized treatment and no usage of anesthesia.

SmartXide Dot laser therapy is based on using the skin resurfacing power of the CO2 laser, but in a more controlled and refined manner. The Old CO2 laser is considered the “Gold Standard” for over a decade for skin resurfacing, producing the best results over time. In other words, there was virtually no other technology that seemed to provide the same or equivalent results as that which this procedure could produce. However, this may change with this new Dot technology. Read More

14 Apr

A Fungus Among Us: Causes and Symptoms of Nail Fungus

nail fungusTrichophyton rubrum and dermatophytes are microscopic organisms we know as fungi that cause fungal infection in finger or toe nails. As opposed to other organisms, fungi do not need sunlight to survive. Nail fungus is more common in toe nails than it is in fingernails, because our feet are the perfect nest for the fungi to multiply. The socks and shoes we wear create the dark and moist environment that fungi need. Nearly half of the medical problems seen on nails are caused by fungal infections. The infection can develop on or under the nails as well as inside the nails.

Causes of Nail Fungus

Wet surfaces, such as showers at the gym or pool are among the common places contaminated by fungus. Socks that do not provide good ventilation for our feet and cause excessive sweating, are known to be among other common causes for foot fungus. Athletes, dancers and construction workers who have constant trauma to their feet are more Read More

26 Mar

The Science of Beauty

happy womanWhat does it mean to be beautiful? This might be considered an abstract term and you might answer that beauty is ‘in the eye of the beholder’. When it comes to plastic surgery though, guesswork is out of the question and instead we need to look at the actual science behind what makes one person more attractive than another. Of course there are individual preferences but overall humanity still finds certain things more attractive than others and moving a feature even a millimeter in any direction can completely change someone’s appearance.

Health

The main goal of plastic surgery is really to make people look (and feel) healthier. This is because evolutionarily, we are all programmed to find healthy looking people the most attractive. When it comes to romance, this is what enables us to choose the best partners who will pass the right genetic material down to our offspring.

Symmetry

One of the main things that influences whether we think someone is good looking or not is symmetry. Read More

26 Feb

Plastic Surgery versus Cosmetic Surgery

rhinoplastyIt is an established fact that no human or scientific technology can reduce the effects of aging. The only thing we humans can do is cover those effects through plastic or cosmetic surgery. None of you can reduce the aging process by any means. What we can do is to have our body crafted through plastic surgery. Apart of looks, plastic surgery has many important uses. Read this blog to learn how the science of plastic surgery serves humanity.

Plastic Surgery vs. Cosmetic Surgery

As it is aimed at reducing the effects of aging, cosmetic surgery may not go down too well with some people. Plastic surgery, however, is a different case altogether. Through plastic surgery, it is now possible to cure patients suffering from severe conditions that cannot be treated through normal surgical process. Read More

19 Feb

Why Do People Opt for Plastic Surgery?

plastic surgeryFrom caves to skyscrapers, the desire for looking good is still there. Most men accept the fact as they grow old though. Compared to men, women find it difficult to accept they are aging. This blog will highlight why people feel the need for restoring beauty even at an old age.

People Don’t Like Getting Old

Humans have an uncanny desire for praise, especially when it comes to appearance. Ironically, aging is one aspect of our lives that science has not been able to control. There are many reasons for it, among them is extracting the gene that controls the aging process. Either way, humans have attempted countless efforts to remain attractive. Read More

20 Jan

Out with the Old, In with the New: Plastic Surgery Trends for 2015

doctor consultationWith the New Year now here, most people are starting to reevaluate many different things and for some this means taking a look at their appearance. As you start to age, the appearance of your youth will begin to fade and you may need a bit of help to get it back. This is why so many people use cosmetic surgery to regain their look and enhance their overall appearance. The New Year brings with it a new approach to traditional plastic surgeries and a new desire from people to get the look that they want. Here are a few of the many procedures that are going to be at the top of the list for 2015.

Botox is Still a Leader

One of the most popular treatments that are used to revitalize the appearance of a person is Botox. Read More

06 Jan

Men are Drawn Towards Plastic Surgery: Popular Procedures

man plastic surgeryThe aging process can be quite difficult on some people and finding a way to reverse some of the affects that this brings is usually a top priority. Some people have the misconception that cosmetic procedures are just for women, but this is not the case at all. These days there are a variety of procedures that men partake in that will help them look and feel ten years younger. Most of the procedures that are available are very minimal and can be done in a relatively short amount of time. Here are a few of the most common plastic surgery procedures that men these days participate in.

Laser Hair Removal

One of the most popular procedures out there for men is laser hair removal. Read More

26 Aug

Give Your Body a Lift

cosmetic surgeryOver the years, certain parts of the body will begin to droop and sag, whether it is from regular aging, weight gain, childbirth or lack of exercise. When certain areas begin to droop, you may not be able to firm those areas up with quick fixes. A lot of the time, the best way to improve these areas is through plastic surgery. Many surgeries are specifically designed to give those areas of the body the lift that they need.

Lift Surgeries from Head to Toe

The face is one of the body parts that will sag the most as people age. No anti-aging cream can reverse some of the droopy areas under the eyes, mouth and neck. If you don’t have one problem area and just want to rejuvenate the face, then a face-lift is the answer. A face-lift can get rid of most of the wrinkled and sagging skin on the face, all in one procedure. Face-lifts tend to have the most drastic results. Read More

21 Aug

Get Rid of Unwanted Fat with Plastic Surgery

lipo2Fat in unwanted areas is a common problem. Even if you are a thinner person, there can still be unsightly fat in areas that can’t be burned off with diet and exercise alone. Even if you exercise regularly and have a great diet, you cannot target those areas specifically with these methods. Sometimes, you just want the fat to disappear magically. It may not be magic, but plastic surgery is a great remedy to this problem.

Say Goodbye Stubborn Fat

Many surgeries can get rid of that stubborn fat on various parts of the body. If you have a pudgy stomach that no amount of sit-ups can tone, then a tummy tuck might just be for you. This is a great procedure for women who have given birth or people who have lost large amounts of weight. A tummy tuck can have the stomach looking smooth and toned like never before. Read More

14 Aug

Transform Your Body with Plastic Surgery

080811-N-9689V-004Countless studies have shown that a large percentage of Americans are not happy with their bodies. It is an unfortunate fact, but also a grim reality. Dieting and exercise can enable the body to make a big transformation, but for many people it is not enough. Conversely, some people succeed with diet and exercise, but excessive skin remains and further interferes with a positive body image.

A New and Improved Body Image

Mainstream beauty standards aside, people who are unhappy with their bodies just want to improve their image to a point where they can be happy. To accomplish this, many seek the aid of plastic surgery. Numerous plastic surgery procedures can transform anyone into a completely new person. Read More

12 Aug

Regaining Your Youth with Plastic Surgery

Aging is an inevitable part of life that even the people with the best genes can’t reverse. Over time, everyone will develop wrinkles, skin imperfections, bags under the eyes, sagging and lines. While there is no way to stop this from happening, there are ways that you can surgically remedy these problem areas to get back your youth.

Look and Feel Young Again

Quite a few surgeries can reverse the effects of aging. Even though these surgeries can have long recovery times, they are certainly worth the wait. Once the areas heal fully, you will look like an entirely new person who has seemingly beaten the clock when it comes to aging. One such surgery is the infamous facelift. Many celebrities have had this surgery or, at least, people suspect they have had it. This surgery can take years off the face for a stunning result.

Minor Surgeries

1-800x350A number of minor surgeries target specific areas instead of the entire face the way a facelift does. If droopy eyes are a problem, then an eyelift can give you bright and youthful eyes once again. An eyelid lift can also give the eyes a more youthful and appealing look. A neck lift will get rid of that unsightly sagging skin under the jaw and on the neck area.

Options without Surgery

Of course, you don’t need an invasive surgery to reclaim your youth. Botox is a simple and rather quick procedure that involves injecting a substance under the skin that will prevent it from wrinkling. You may have heard of this method’s wild popularity in Hollywood. It’s a great alternative for those people who don’t yet want to take the big step with surgery. Read More

05 Aug

Things to Consider Before Deciding to Get Plastic Surgery

doctor consultationMaking the decision to get plastic surgery isn’t an easy one. Almost everyone has flaws that they want to fix, but not everyone wants to go through something as drastic as plastic surgery. Plastic surgery takes a lot of time and money, but if done properly, the results are worth it. Whether you will get plastic surgery or not isn’t something to decide overnight, but rather a longer process that involves a lot of thought and consideration.

People usually decide they want plastic surgery when they feel they can no longer live with a physical flaw or defect. This flaw may be greatly affecting their self-esteem and interfering with their ability to live a normal life. This flaw is usually not easily fixable. It will require surgery to fix. The first step is making the decision based on whether you have the time and resources to get the surgery. Read More

12 Jun

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

woman doctorVaginal Rejuvenation, also known as vaginoplasty, is cosmetic surgery focused on the vulva and the vagina. Sometimes called a facelift for the vagina, vaginal rejuvenation procedures aim to repair damage done to the vagina and vulva, as well as to increase its tone and firmness.

Why Get a Vaginoplasty

There are a few reasons women get vaginoplasties. One reason is to repair damage caused to the vagina through birth defects or childbirth. Read More

27 May

Had It With Fat?

lipo2Losing weight is not always as easy as exercising and eating right, but that shouldn’t make you resign from the idea that you can have a toned and defined body. Whether it’s issues with metabolism or you just have those trouble areas that seem immune to fat loss, liposuction is a very effective treatment at getting rid of unsightly fat in just about any area of the body.

The Body Jet Technique

Liposuction has been around for about three decades, but the techniques have evolved greatly over that time and nowadays, a patient can get the best fat removal treatment through state-of-the-art technology. The safest and most efficient form of liposuction is done through the Body Jet technique, which offers minimal discomfort as well as reduced risk and a shorter recovery time. Areas commonly treated include: Read More

23 May

Fountain of Youth

happy womanAging is a natural part of life, but there is no reason that anyone should have to put up with lines and wrinkles if they are not content to do so. When people hear the words “plastic surgeon,” thoughts immediately jump to cutting and pulling and scalpels. While almost all plastic surgeons offer various types of face lift procedures, many other non-invasive options are available for those who want a more youthful look without any extra pain or worry.

Non-Invasive Treatments

If you are looking to avoid going under the knife but still want fewer creases and lines, there are a number of procedures that can be implemented alone or accompanying surgical lifting to produce maximum beneficial results. Some of the non-invasive procedures offered include: Read More

22 Apr

Living Life Lovely with Liposuction

liposuctionPlastic surgeons have been practicing liposuction for over thirty years. The technology has improved and become safer, easier and more affordable over the past few decades. Most recently, body-jet liposuction is being used to remove unwanted fat from specific target areas with the use of water! While not a means of weight loss, it is the perfect solution for an individual at or near their normal body weight, who just wants to remove one or more problem areas.

The “before and after” pictures of targeted liposuction are truly amazing. An individual of normal weight becomes very toned and sculpted. Exceptional results are seen in sculpting the face (defining the jawline and cheekbones), removing difficult love handles, sculpting the abdomen to show off that six-pack, and more. Results are long lasting for those who are health conscious and maintain a fit lifestyle with exercise and healthy eating. Read More

08 Apr

Weight Loss with HCG

hcgBy now you may have heard of human chorionic gonadotropin, or HCG. It has been featured in many health magazines and talk shows such as the Dr. Oz show. It is a revolutionary means of weight loss that aids in quick fat metabolism causing patients to lose up to one pound a day! While this type of weight loss on a regular diet is not recommended, HCG along with a soup of B12 and amino acids allows for fast weight loss without health risks. Read More

19 Jan

Body Jet Liposuction Procedure

You work hard at the gym and you watch what you eat, but those certain problem areas just won’t budge. And you’re not alone. Many men and women struggle with stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond well to diet and exercise. Even as the rest of your body shrinks, these problem areas stay the same, sabotaging what would otherwise be a slim silhouette and a more toned appearance.

If this sounds all too true to you, body-jet liposuction may be just the thing. Liposuction has been the gold standard of fat removal procedures for almost 30 years, but cutting-edge techniques like body-jet lipo have taken this proven method to the next level. With the advancement of body-jet lipo, liposuction is now safer and more effective than ever, with minimal risk, less discomfort, better results, and a much speedier recovery.

The body-jet lipo technique uses the power of water to dislodge fat so that it can easily be suctioned out of the body. A gentle jet separates the fat cells from the connective tissue, minimizing any trauma to the surrounding tissue, nerves and blood vessels. By gently separating the fat cells before removal, this state-of-the-art technology greatly reduces swelling and other side effects while also allowing the doctor to more precisely contour the body for a smoother result.

Body-jet water-assisted liposuction can be performed on nearly any area of the body that is causing you concern. It’s a great solution for those stubborn areas like saddlebags (thighs), belly bulge (abdomen), love handles, hips, back, waist, and arms. It’s important to understand that body-jet lipo, or any type of liposuction, is not a weight-loss solution; rather, it is designed for people who are at their ideal weight but are struggling with isolated areas of unwanted fat. If you have specific trouble spots that you would like to see disappear (in just a matter of hours!), contact Dr. Adams for a consultation today.

07 Jan

Trim Your Midsection with a Tummy Tuck

The abdominal area is a trouble spot for many men and women. That belly bulge – or “pooch” as it is often called – is notorious for its resistance to diet and exercise. Even if you go to the gym religiously, watch what you eat, and crank out those crunches like your life depends on it, that little pocket persists. Or, maybe you just haven’t had time for a consistent gym routine.

Whatever your situation, a tummy tuck may be just the thing to get you the trim waistline you yearn for.

Weight loss, C-sections, aging, and even just your body type can make it difficult to rid yourself of that belly bulge or those unattractive love handles. This is where the tummy tuck – also called an abdominoplasty – comes to the rescue, offering a flatter abdominal area and a big boost in body confidence.

This routine and time-honored procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from the tummy area. During most tummy tucks, the doctor also restores stomach muscles that have weakened or separated due to age, pregnancy, and other factors. The result is a flatter, firmer, smoother, and younger-looking abdominal profile and a more contoured waistline.

Tummy tucks are popular among both men and women. Men sometimes turn to this plastic surgery procedure to remove the excess fat and skin that keeps that sculpted six-pack from showing through. Women often get tummy tucks to remove the excess skin that pregnancy (and the subsequent weight loss) can leave behind.

Whether your problem area is that lower-belly pooch, love handles, or your entire midsection, a tummy tuck can give you a flatter, smoother stomach. In some cases, a tummy tuck is performed along with Body-Jet liposuction, or other body contouring procedures in order to achieve a more dramatic transformation. It’s also a popular aspect of a “mommy makeover,” a complete plastic surgery package that focuses on addressing the effects of pregnancy on the body.

23 Aug

Fast Results with Body Jet Liposuction

Exercise resistant fat deposits are frustrating. No exercise or diet will see a change in this one part on the body. The ugly truth about areas of the body that stubbornly insist on storing fat is there’s little you can do about them without considering surgery. The way the body stores fat is decided by heredity, and no amount of working out will see the results you want. Body Jet Liposuction is a new, gentler method of reducing problem areas, and this treatment offers many active people the results they have long hoped to see.

The Advantages to Body Jet Liposuction

  • Less evasive and gentler than similar procedures

  • Body Jet Liposuction is usually performed with local anesthesia

  • Less discomfort post-surgery

  • Faster recover time

  • Most patients see better results than with other methods

What’s Different about Body-Jet Liposuction?

You might have heard some painful stories regarding other liposuction methods. For some people, the rapid expulsion of fat cause’s discomfort after the procedure. Others might have related having to wait for recovery before returning to normal activities. Body Jet Liposuction uses gentle pulses of fluid to first dislodge, and then remove the fat. A spray of a diluted anesthetic solution easily loosens and dislodges fat with less trauma than with other procedures. This method, using a fluid that is introduced than quickly flushed out through a thin tube, produces faster and more accurate results than most surgeries. This allows for better overall body sculpting results.

When to Consider Body-Jet Liposuction

Body Jet Liposuction works best when a patient is in good health, but has an exercise resistant fat deposit that won’t go away. Most surgeons believe the best candidate for this type of liposuction is less than 25 pounds overweight, and has a low body mass index despite the resistant fat deposit.