Cosmetic plastic surgery involves both surgical and nonsurgical procedures all designed to enhance and sculpt the structures of the body to help improve one’s overall confidence. The main categories for this are body contouring, breast augmentation, face and neck, male-specific surgery and reconstruction.
Cosmetic breast implant surgery is a surgical procedure to enhance the appearance of the breasts. The most common breast procedures are breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction.
A breast augmentation is a procedure to insert implants into the chest to increase and change the size and shape of the breasts.
During your consultation, Dr. Hardaway will meet with you to discuss your desired goal. Dr. Hardaway will then prescribe the most effective technique to achieve positive results. This will include selecting the appropriate size in proportion to your body contour and determining the amount of scarring after surgery. Also, Dr. Hardaway will discuss the various types of procedures and implants that achieve the best results for you. Dr. Hardaway will discuss the types of implants and which breast augmentation surgery, depending on your anatomy and preference, is the best for you
A breast lift is a fairly safe procedure, though as with any major surgery, there are some risks, which are uncommon, such as infection, scar tissue that can develop or change the shape of the breast, and implant rupture. A breast lift lifts and reshapes the breasts without the use of implants.
A mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume—for example, after pregnancy—breast implants inserted in conjunction with a mastopexy can increase both their firmness and their size. This procedure is most often performed on an out-patient basis. During your consultation, Dr. Hardaway can provide you with specific information regarding these procedures.
Breast reduction, also known as a reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess breast fat, skin, and glandular tissue to achieve a smaller breast size that can help alleviate discomfort from large breasts and achieve a breast size more suited to your frame.
Breast reduction (mammaplasty) removes fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breast, making them smaller, lighter and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal is to give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body. Dr. Hardaway can provide you with specific information on how she would proceed in based upon your body type and breast size.
A breast reduction reduces the size of breasts through the removal of breast tissue and reshaping of the breasts. These are major surgeries, and it will take time to recover. Recovery on average takes about three to six weeks. The cost of breast implants varies depending on the wants and needs of each patient, as well as the size of the implants. Dr. Hardaway’s staff will discuss pricing during your consultation.
How breast implants can help improve your overall look
• Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
• Improve balance of breast and hip contours
• Enhance your self-image and self-confidenceAmerican Society Of Plastic Surgeons
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Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure to restore one or both breasts to normal shape and appearance. This procedure is often performed after a mastectomy or lumpectomy, and can also be used to fix congenital deformities.
Body contouring is a blanket term for procedures that change the shape of the body, from removing excess fat to tightening loose and sagging skin. It includes surgical procedures such as liposuction or body lifts, as well as non-surgical fat reduction.
The cost of body contouring varies from patient to patient. Prices vary depending on the intensity of the procedure, as well as if the surgery is combined with other procedures and the part of the body where the surgery is performed. Dr. Hardaway will discussion pricing at your consultation. As with any major surgery, there are risks, such as infection, scarring, bruising, and blood clots, but they are uncommon. Results from body contouring will last for many years. However, factors like weight gain or loss and pregnancy can affect these results. Maintaining a stable weight and a healthy diet and exercise regimen is the best way to maintain results from body contouring.
Liposuction is a surgical method of body contouring. This procedure removes fatty deposits around the body to help improve the shape of the body. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss.
Liposuction is a way to shape and contour the body, producing dramatic changes in a small amount of time by removing stubborn fatty deposits under the skin. Although liposuction is most often associated with the thighs and abdomen, liposuction can be performed on many places of the body, such as the thighs, abdomen, arms, back, and chin.
Vaser liposuction (ultrasonic) and Smartlipo (laser) are types of liposuction that use heat to liquefy the fat prior to removal. The heat promotes collagen production and skin tightening.
A Brazilian butt lift, also known as a BBL, is a surgical procedure that transfers fat from other parts of the body to the buttocks, as well as shaping the butt. Fat is taken usually from the abdomen, back, or thighs, and transferred to the butt. This procedure increases the size of the butt without the use of implants. Liposuction is used to remove fat from unwanted areas of the body, and is reinserted into the buttocks. This gives the butt a rounder and fuller appearance, resulting in a curvier appearance to the figure. A Brazilian butt lift does not specifically address loose skin or cellulite on the butt. A buttock or gluteal augmentation, also known as a butt lift, is a procedure that can address loose skin on the butt. It can be a combination of fat grafting, fat transfer, and lifting, depending on the needs of the patient. This procedure can be combined with liposuction to help further contour the body.
A mommy makeover is a combination of surgical procedures commonly performed after childbirth. A full mommy makeover includes a tummy tuck, breast enhancement, and occasionally liposuction. Sometimes, liposuction is performed instead of a tummy tuck, depending on the patient. The procedure can also include a thigh lift and a Brazilian Butt Lift. The procedures are performed during a single operation so that there is only one recovery period. Though, if needed for safety reasons, the surgeries can be performed in multiple sessions. Arm lifts, thigh lifts, and tummy tucks are all procedures that lift and tighten the mentioned areas on the body. Body lift surgery is a tool to improve the tone and shape of various parts of the body. It removes excess skin and some fat and can be performed on both men and women. This is most commonly performed on the stomach, back, buttocks, or thighs.
A fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is a surgical procedure in which fat is transferred from one area of the body to another. The fat is first removed from another area of the body through liposuction. The fat is processed and then reinjected into the desired area. The hips, face, buttocks, breasts, hands, and feet are common areas of fat grafting. A Brazilian butt lift is a common procedure, where fat is taken from the stomach, thighs, or back, and is then transferred to the butt.
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens the shape and contours of the abdomen. This procedure removes excess fat and skin and tightens the muscles on the abdomen.
Who is a good candidate for body contouring?
• Adults whose weight loss has stabilized
• Healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase risk of surgery
• Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals
• Individuals that are committed to leading a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and fitnessAmerican Society Of Plastic Surgeons
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A panniculectomy is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin from the lower abdomen, sometimes referred to as an “apron”. Unlike a tummy tuck, which tightens the abdominal muscles underneath as well, a panniculectomy removes and tightens only the loose skin. This procedure is often performed after extreme weight loss or pregnancy, in which excess skin on the abdomen is common.
A panniculectomy is often combined with liposuction, contouring the abdomen by removing extra fat and skin. These procedures can be performed separately, but are often combined for stronger results.
Body lift surgery is a tool to lift and tighten the skin and shape of various parts of the body. It removes excess skin and some fat and can be performed on both men and women. This is most commonly performed on the stomach, back, buttocks, or thighs. Body lifts can be customized to include the full-body, mid-body, or lower body. A body lift is can remove some fat deposits, but it is mainly used to remove excess skin, not excess fat. If you are looking for a procedure to remove excess fat, a body lift can be combined with liposuction. A body lift is often combined with a thigh lift or an arm lift. Body lifts are often performed on patients that have undergone weight loss surgery. The loose skin cannot be corrected with exercise. The excess skin is removed to contour and give a better shape to the body.
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that can lift and tighten loose and sagging skin on the thighs. This procedure tightens dimpled skin as well and targets both the inner and outer areas of the thigh.
An arm lift, also known as a Brachioplasty is a procedure that tightens loose and sagging skin on the upper arms, as well as removing excess fat.
Gynecomastia is also known as enlarged male breast tissue. A number of factors can contribute to an overdeveloped or enlarged breast tissue in males, ranging from hormones to genetic factors. This can be corrected by gynecomastia surgery.
As men age, fat tends to gather around the abdomen, the breast area, known as gynecomastia, and the flanks, or “love handles”. Liposuction is a way to shape and contour the body, producing dramatic changes in a small amount of time by removing stubborn fatty deposits under the skin. In men, the most common areas of liposuction are the lower back (love handles), abdomen, chest, and chin.
Face and neck plastic surgery consists of a multitude of procedures that vary from cheek augmentations, facelifts, fat transfers to the face and other combined procedures that help provide a more youthful appearance.
A facelift restores a more pleasing contour to your face and neck. A facelift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping. Ask Dr. Hardaway and the cosmetic specialists at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center about the facelift procedure that is right for you.
Full lips with an accentuated border have often been associated with beauty and youth. Lip augmentation enhances the contour and fullness of lips for a younger, healthier appearance. Unfortunately, our lips are subject to sagging as we age. The colored portion of the lips thins out and the arch of the upper arch (cupid’s bow) flattens. This problem is especially noticeable in women with naturally thin lips.
When consulting Dr. Hardaway for lip augmentation she will discuss both non-surgical and surgical options that are available in her facility. Dr. Hardaway performs filler injections such as Juvederm® and Restylane® for patients who prefer non-surgical treatments for lip augmentation.
Fat grafting is available as a surgical alternative. Other surgical options include Gore-Tex implants or the use of Alloderm to provide greater definition and a well-defined border.
Lip augmentation is appropriate for patients who wish to enhance the lips they were born with and for patients who wish to restore their lips that the aging process has taken away.
We have all heard the saying “The eyes are the windows to your soul”. The signs of premature aging, such as dark circles, sagging upper and lower eyelids, fine lines and wrinkles, can make you look tired and older. Eyelid lift (or blepharoplasty) is the recommended and most often preferred treatment for removing bags under the eyes or drooping eyelids. These aging eye conditions can add years to your appearance and even impair your vision.
Nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty or a nose job, is a surgical procedure to change the proportions of the nose. This includes nose size, humps on the nose, the width of the nose bridge, nostril size, and drooping or upturned nasal tips.
A brow lift is a procedure that lifts and tightens the forehead skin specifically. A brow lift does not treat the eyelids especially. If a surgery targeting the eyelids is preferred, eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty, or an eye lift, is a surgery that can improve the appearance of the eyelids. This procedure can get rid of droopy eyelids and sagging skin around the eyes, and removes excess fat around the eyes, making the eyes look youthful and more open.
A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure used to tighten loose skin around the lower jaw and neck. A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that tightens the skin on the entire face below the forehead, including the jowls. The pricing for a face or neck lift procedure varies from patient to patient. These procedures can be combined, or performed separately, or combined with other procedures. To perform a neck lift, incisions are made under the chin or behind the ears to access the neck muscles. The skin and muscles are tightened, then secured. Full recovery from a neck lift procedure can take about six to eight weeks, though normal work and activities can be resumed when cleared by the doctor. A neck lift is often combined with a facelift or brow lift. During your consultation, Dr. Hardaway will help find the procedure or combination of procedures and plan that is right for you.
What is fat transfer to the face? With normal aging, there is fat loss in the face. This can be replaced with one’s own fat or fillers such as hyaluronic acids or similar products. Fat is often used when replacement is needed in multiple areas of the face. The volume replacement helps give a more youthful appearance. Fat transfer to the face is often used in conjunction with a face lift or by itself. As with fat transfer in other areas of the body, it is important to follow post-operative instructions for optimal fat survival.
Facial implants are implants that enhance or change the shape and structure of the face. Cheek, jaw, and chin implants are the most commonly used types of implants in the face. Facial implants are most commonly made of silicon.
Cosmetic ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a surgical procedure that changes the position, size, or shape of the ears. This is commonly used to correct protruding or misshapen ears.
How face & neck cosmetic surgery can improve the visible signs of aging?
• Relaxation of the skin of the face causing sagging
• Deepening of the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth
• Fat that has fallen or has disappeared
• Jowls developing in the cheeks and jaw
• Loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin or “turkey neck”
• Reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes
• Improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows
• Raises sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids
• Places the eyebrows in an alert and youthful positionAmerican Society Of Plastic Surgeons
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As we age, lower parts of the face can sag, and the skin can become loose. Volume of certain areas of the face decreases, and the texture of the skin changes. This can heavily affect areas of skin under the chin, causing jowls, and large amounts of loose skin around the neck and chin. Liposuction of the chin, also known as submental liposuction, neck liposuction, or lipectomy, removes fatty deposits from areas around the chin and neck. Liposuction of the chin can improve the contour of the chin and jawline, get rid of a double chin or unwanted fullness underneath the chin, and make the face appear thinner overall. Although the basis for liposuction is removal of fat deposits, liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss. If you are planning on losing a large amount of weight, you should to talk to your doctor about the best time to have the procedure. Usually, this is when you are close to your weight loss goals, or you have already achieved them. Dr. Hardaway will help you find the ideal time and procedure plan that works best for you.
Chin liposuction is often combined with other procedures such as a neck lift or facelift, to remove lose skin and contour all areas of the face. Typically, those who are in their twenties through early fifties have better skin elasticity, which is necessary for the skin to contract smoothly after liposuction, and are good candidates for the procedure. But, there are other procedures that can help contour the jawline, as well as other areas of the face and neck.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a non-surgical procedure, injections could be a good option for you. These are fillers, injected into or around the jawline to help enhance the contour and appearance. Dr. Hardaway performs all of these services at her office. Other nonsurgical options for removal of unwanted fatty deposits under the chin is Kybella. Multiple treatments of Kybella are needed. Dr. Hardaway will evaluate you to see if you are candidate for these treatments.
A neck lift is a surgical procedure used to tighten loose skin around the lower jaw and neck. This is a good option for those who are older, and looking to remove larger amounts of loose skin. To perform the surgery, incisions are made either under the chin or behind the ears, to access the neck muscles. The skin and muscles are then tightened and secured. This tightens the muscles around the neck, as well as the skin, smoothing out wrinkles and creases in the skin. It also improves the appearance of vertical neckbands. This surgery is often combined with procedures such as a facelift.
Botox to muscles of the neck is another, less invasive, option to help alter the appearance of the neck. This can help tighten the muscles around the neck, resulting in a tighter appearance of the neck overall. This can be used in conjunction to neck lift surgery and other procedures, or own its own. Dr. Hardaway performs these procedures at her office as well. During your consultation, she will help you find the course of action that will help suit your specific needs.
The cost of chin liposuction varies from patient to patient. Prices vary depending on the intensity of the procedure, as well as if the surgery is combined with other procedures. Dr. Hardaway will discussion pricing at your consultation.
The patient is under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation (twilight anesthesia) for the procedure. A very thin tube called a cannula is inserted, through small incisions, under the skin to reach fat deposits. The cannula is attached to a vacuum, and the doctor will move the tube under the skin, to suction out fatty deposits under the chin and neck. The fat can also be inserted and repositioned within or around the face, to further contour and shape the face and jawline. Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, so the patient will be sent home when they are awake after the procedure is completed. Patients should plan on having someone to drive them home from the procedure.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure, so recovery is not as long as that of a more invasive surgery. You should remain upright immediately after surgery, as well as in the following days, to reduce swelling and help facilitate the healing process. The patient will typically wear a compression for the few days or so after surgery, to help keep pressure on the area under the chin. Swelling and bruising are normal after the procedure, but are minimal. Patients can normally return to work after several days, depending on the physical activity of the job. Normal physical activity can usually be resumed 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. Do not resume normal physical activity or return to work until cleared by the doctor.
Results from liposuction lasts for many years, as the fat is removed from the body. However, natural processes such as weight gain, aging, factors from pregnancy, and other lifestyle factors, including genetics, can cause variations. Following the doctor’s specific instructions after surgery will help the results from your procedure last as long as possible. If you are in the process of losing weight, it is best to be near or at your weight loss goal before having the procedure done. This will ensure the best and longest lasting results from the procedure.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risk associated with liposuction. The most common risks include bruising and swelling after the procedure. As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection if not taken care of properly. Strictly following the doctor’s instructions for aftercare can help decrease the chance of these risks.
Someone is an ideal candidate for chin liposuction if:
• They are looking for a procedure that will remove excess fat from under the chin or around the neck and help shape the jawline.
• They have good skin elasticity.
• They are generally in good health.
• They do not smoke or drink excessively.
• They do not have any medical conditions that can impair or slow the healing process.
• They have realistic goals for the outcome of the surgery.
Dr. Hardaway will work with patients to determine which path will be best to meet their needs.
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I had a tummy tuck with liposuction on my back. I came in for my consultation and it was a great experience. Dr. Hardaway’s team was very knowledgeable, friendly and answered all my questions and concerns. After the consultation Dr. Hardaway came in to introduce herself. She explained the entire procedure and told me about herself. My overall experience has been amazing. What I really liked the most about Dr. Hardaway was her truthfulness about my healing process because I knew what to expect.
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Very professional and comfortable environment, the staff is talkative and friendly. I am a male that received rhinoplasty as well as liposuction, from Dr. Hardaway, I felt no judgement from her.