Welcome back to Athena Plastic Surgery and Medspa! My name is Abby and I recently joined the team here as their Marketing Specialist. I am bringing you all along on my first few weeks here so you can learn all of the ins and outs of the office along with me! Today, we are going to be looking into some of our most popular cosmetic procedures here. We perform several cosmetic surgeries here, however, our 6 most popular are Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Tummy Tuck and Liposuction. For a more detailed list of the surgeries we perform, please visit us at www.athenaplasticsurgery.com. Let’s start with the Facelift. A facelift is a surgical procedure that improves that visible signs of aging by tightening loose or sagging skin. Dr. Lipschitz performs facelift procedures in multiple levels. He works on your deeper facial structure to lift, reshape, and contour your face and achieve optimal results specific to you. By working in the deeper structures of your face, Dr. Lipschitz is able to achieve a natural-looking result that rejuvenates your face and restores a younger-looking appearance. Neck lifts are commonly performed along with a facelift to give back the youthful jawline that we tend to lose in the aging process. Men and women who are interested in long term correction of the visible signs of aging or who cannot benefit from short term treatments like Botox or injectable fillers are great candidates for these procedures. Most patients require a recovery period of 10-14 days at home before returning to work, however, recovery varies from patient to patient. Once scheduled, Dr. Lipschitz will walk you through what you should expect during recovery. You can see a gallery of before and after pictures of facelift and neck lift patients here. Dr. Lipschitz’s favorite procedure to perform is a Rhinoplasty, or “nose surgery”. The nose is the most central part of a person’s face and can often be the deciding factor in how you feel about your look. Dr. Lipschitz is experienced in several rhinoplasty techniques and can treat patients on a completely individualized basis. During a Rhinoplasty consultation, he will discuss how to create a customized treatment plan designed around the patient’s features and goals. He will ask about any previous injury and medical history to create the best treatment plan. Recovery is fairly quick, generally. Patients will experience some swelling immediately after surgery but will continue to fade over the span of a few weeks. Patients usually return to work within 7-10 days. Dr. Lipschitz will provide detailed care instructions and can answer any question a patient might have! You can see before and after photos of past Rhinoplasty surgeries done here. Breast Augmentations and Breast Reductions are among our most popular procedures as well. A woman’s breasts are often associated with her own femininity. If she is unhappy with the appearance of her breasts, she can feel down about her image and lack self-confidence. A breast augmentation allows women to enhance the appearance and size of her breasts. Dr. Lipschitz offers all implant types, shapes, and textures to assist every woman in achieving her own unique look. Dr. Lipschitz also performs breast lifts to rejuvenate breasts to a firmer, more youthful look. Recovery for breast augmentation surgery varies, but will require anywhere from 3-10 days before returning to work with limited activity. After approximately 2-3 weeks, patients should feel well enough to resume normal activity and light exercise. Breast reductions help women who struggle with overdeveloped or overly large breasts. Women who struggle with this often face a wide range of issues including back and neck pain and difficulty performing ordinary tasks. Dr. Lipschitz performs breast reduction procedures to provide women with a more proportionate bust line and a more comfortable lifestyle. Recovery from a breast reduction requires about a week to 10 days off from work and patients will need to wait about 6 weeks before participating in strenuous activity or exercise. We also offer breast implant revisions surgeries and breast reconstruction surgeries here at Athena Plastic Surgery. You can take a look at some before and after photos of our breast surgeries here. Abdominoplasties, or tummy tucks, are also commonly performed procedures in our office. Sagging skin can easily make a person feel uncomfortable about the look of their belly and their entire body. Unfortunately, regular exercise and a healthy diet cannot cause excess skin to go away or tighten up. A tummy tuck can help flatten the look of the abdomen when a healthy lifestyle is not enough. A tummy tuck is intended for patients who are already at a stable weight and are currently living a healthy lifestyle but are unable to tighten skin that has become loose or saggy due to factors such as aging, extreme weight loss, genetics and pregnancy. During the consultation, Dr. Lipschitz examines a patient to ensure that a tummy tuck is what they need. If a patient is looking to address stubborn deposits of fat in the area, Dr. Lipschitz can safely perform liposuction along with an abdominoplasty. Patients will experience swelling and discomfort immediately after surgery, however, as time goes on, scars will continue to flatten and bruising and swelling will fade. Liposuction is the last surgery we are going to discuss today. Liposuction is a procedure that uses suction to remove fat from areas of the body that can be prone to fatty buildup, including the stomach, thighs, hips, buttocks, arms, and neck. Liposuction literally breaks up fat cells and suctions them away. Results are seen immediately! During your consultation, it is important for the patient to be very detailed when discussing goals and expectations for the procedure. This will allow Dr. Lipschitz to properly tailor the procedure to the patient. Recovery will vary based on several factors, such as the amount of fat removed, the areas treated, the number of areas treated and whether or not your liposuction was performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as a tummy tuck or mommy makeover. To schedule your complimentary consultation for liposuction, or any of the other surgeries discussed today, please visit us here.