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What is Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (BAM)?

What is Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (BAM)?

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Breast augmentation mastopexy is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries among women in the US. Cosmetic surgeons recommend this procedure for women who are experiencing sagging breasts along with a loss of breast volume. You don’t need a separate breast lift and breast augmentation procedure anymore. You can achieve all your aesthetic goals by having a breast augmentation mastopexy performed.

Your surgeon will understand your expectations and goals and assess them against your existing breast anatomy during the initial consultation. This will help them determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the surgery or not. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides breast augmentation mastopexy to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Candidates for Breast Augmentation Mastopexy

Typically, BAM cosmetic surgery is recommended for women in their 40s or above who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts. The procedure is suitable for women that have small, droopy breasts. However, younger women may consider the procedure as well, especially if they recently became a mom or lost substantial weight.

Genetics is another factor that may make a patient suitable for breast augmentation mastopexy at a relatively young age. You are probably an ideal candidate if you experience the following:

  • Your breasts have lost shape and volume
  • Your breasts are droopy
  • You have elongated, flattened or pendulous breasts
  • Your nipples sag without support
  • Your breasts are asymmetrical
  • Your nipple-areola complex points downwards

Advantages of BAM

Breast augmentation mastopexy effectively combines two popular breast improvement procedures – breast augmentation and breast lift. These are a few benefits of having this surgery performed:

  • Similar results as individual procedures without the added risk
  • Common incisions are used for inserting implants and tightening breast tissues which reduces scarring
  • Implants help fill out the breasts, which reduces pressure on the breast lift
  • Single general anesthesia, surgery, and post-operative recovery process for dual results

Experts state that risk profile, side effects and recovery are similar whether you choose multiple surgeries or a single combined procedure. However, you do get to enjoy enhanced results after a single plastic surgery in case of a combined procedure.

Breast Augmentation Mastopexy Surgical Procedure

The procedure will begin once you are under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will create discreet incisions to insert the implant and tighten your breast tissues. This will be made beneath the breast crease or around the nipple-areola complex.

The surgeon will create a pocket to accommodate the saline or silicone implants. These will be placed right under the pectoral muscles. The surgeon will position the implants to achieve desired results and excise any excess skin. They will reshape and reposition the nipple-areola complex too as per the pre-surgery customized plan.

The plastic surgeon will use sutures to close the incisions. They will wrap the sutures in bandages for a day or two. You will be asked to wear a surgical bra for a few weeks following the surgery. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for breast augmentation mastopexy.

Schedule a Consultation with Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr.  Solomon

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Offices in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.

Serving patients in Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.

Lymphedema Post Plastic Surgery Diagnosis & Treatment

Lymphedema Post Plastic Surgery 

Lymphedema is a condition in which the drainage of lymphatic fluid from a particular part of the body is affected. As a result, the patient experiences swelling of the legs or arms or both. Primary lymphedema is caused due to a genetic defect, but the more common secondary lymphedema occurs following some infections, trauma or treatment of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides lymphedema post plastic surgery diagnosis and treatments to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Who is at Risk for Lymphedema?

Lymphedema has been found to commonly affect survivors of gynecologic, urologic, breast and skin cancers including melanomas. Persons who have undergone some plastic surgery may also develop this condition if the surgery has caused damage to the lymphatic vessels in the operated area.

What are the Symptoms of Lymphedema?

Lymphedema symptoms may occur soon after a surgery or show up after several weeks, months or years, too. Most patients show the following symptoms which get worse with time:

  • Pain and tenderness in the arms or legs
  • Swelling of the extremities due to lymphatic fluid accumulation
  • Skin changes leading to skin fibrosis
  • Deposition of fat in the affected limb
  • Occasional redness of the affected area, called cellulitis

How is Lymphedema Treated?

There is no cure for lymphedema, but it can be kept under control if managed well. Doctors first use non-surgical treatments to deal with the symptoms. These include:

  • Skin care
  • Elevation of the extremity
  • Use of elastic stockings
  • Pneumatic compression devices
  • Physical therapy

Most patients respond well to these treatments but for the effects to last, the measures must be followed rigorously, for the entire lifetime. In patients who do not respond to such treatments, doctors may discuss the possibility of lymphedema surgery by one of the following techniques:

  • Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer in which lymph nodes harvested from a healthy part of the body are surgically transplanted into the affected limb to repair its lymphatic system.
  • Lymphatic Bypass Procedures that connect lymphatic vessels to drain directly into the venous system of the affected limb.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massage Treatment Post Surgery

The success of post-surgical advanced manual lymphatic drainage massage lies in its gentleness. Most experts believe that heat and deep massage are counterproductive in a post-surgical setting; thus, it is important that you NOT substitute deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, or other massage technique for this advanced treatment. Your specific treatment plan—including when to begin advanced MLD and how frequently you should receive treatments—will depend on the surgical procedure you had and your unique state of health.

Post-surgical MLD is an advanced technique requiring specialized training, and should only be performed by a licensed massage therapist. If you have had—or if you are planning to have—a mastectomy or a cosmetic procedure such as a facelift or liposuction.

Read more about post surgery massage for MLD.  

Who is a Likely Candidate for Lymphedema Surgery?

Patients who show the following characteristics are considered a good candidate for lymphedema surgery:

  • A failure of non-surgical methods in providing relief from the symptoms of lymphedema
  • An ability to cope positively with the diagnosis and treatment
  • Absence of other serious medical conditions or illnesses that may interfere with the healing process after lymphedema surgery.

It’s essential to understand that lymphedema surgery can reduce the severity of the symptoms, but results can vary across patients. The surgery may also leave scars along the incisions made during the surgery. Most importantly, it will be necessary to follow the non-surgical treatments lifelong even following lymphedema surgery to maintain the results obtained from the surgery.

Make sure that you discuss these issues with your surgeon during the initial consultation. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for lymphedema treatments.

Schedule a Consultation with Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr.  Solomon

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Offices in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.

Serving patients in Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.

Calf Augmentation Surgery

Calf Implants

Lower leg implant cosmetic surgery or calf augmentation surgery involves inserting silicone implants within the natural contours of the lower legs to enhance their size and definition. Your cosmetic surgeon will walk you through the procedure and understand your goals to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

Feel free to ask questions about the procedure as well as the surgeon’s background during your initial consultation so that you can make an informed choice. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides calf augmentation surgery to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding communities.

Ideal Candidacy for Calf Augmentation

Calf augmentation is recommended for people who want to address their lower body imbalance or correct a physical deformity as a result of an illness or an injury. Athletes and body builders that want to have larger and more muscular looking lower legs may also benefit from this surgery. Calf enhancement has emerged as a popular plastic surgery for those looking for sleeker, stronger and muscular appearing legs.

What Is Involved in the Surgical Procedure?

The plastic surgeon will create tiny incisions in the back of the knee. A pocket will be carved out from the calf muscle using this incision to accommodate the implant. The surgeon may require inserting two layers of implants depending on your aesthetic needs.

Both the implants will be placed and positioned before the surgeon closes the incisions with sutures. Natural scar tissue formation will make sure the implants stay in place after the surgery. Calf implants are usually secured without any problem for years.

Calf enhancement cosmetic surgery is generally performed as an outpatient procedure. It usually gets completed in less than two hours. Your cosmetic surgeon may perform the surgery using mild sedation and local anesthesia if the surgery is straightforward. For extensive or combined procedures, patients are administered general anesthesia.

Benefits of Calf Augmentation

It can be difficult to accomplish sculpted and defined lower legs through diet and exercise alone. Calf augmentation plastic surgery allows you to dramatically improve the appearance and shape of your calves with long lasting and quick results. Skilled plastic surgeons can help you achieve natural looking prominent lower legs for a more balanced and athletic figure.

Calf augmentation can go a long way in enhancing the overall body symmetry along with creating toned and shapely lower legs. You can confidently wear calf revealing clothes, such as shorts and swimsuits. The surgery involves low risk of side-effects and complications. You should expect great results as long as you choose an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon to work with.

Post-operative Recovery Period

Most patients resume their normal routine within 7 – 10 days following the calf augmentation procedure. You may need to use crutches during this initial period to allow your incisions to heal properly. Athletes and body builders can resume their exercise routine after 6 – 8 weeks.

Patients are generally pleased with the outcome of their calf augmentation procedure. They enjoy a stronger and well-balanced lower body. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for calf augmentation surgery.

Schedule a Consultation with Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr.  Solomon

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Offices in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.

Serving patients in Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.

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