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Can a Tummy Tuck Reduce Back Pain?

The cosmetic benefits of abdominoplasty are very well-known and include the ability to enjoy a smoother look in the midsection, a sleeker abdominal contour, and a slimmer waistline overall. Individuals with a bulging or protruding look in the belly — whether due to pregnancy, aging, or weight loss surgery — typically undergo a tummy tuck for aesthetic reasons, but patients in the Orlando area and beyond are perhaps less familiar with the health benefits possible with the procedure. To refresh your memory, tummy tuck surgery is a body sculpting procedure designed to tighten the abdominal muscles, remove excess skin, and reduce excess fat with the goal of reshaping the midsection. Due to the separation of internal musculature following pregnancy, many new mothers contend with postpartum... Continue Reading

Can Breast Implants Get Rid of Sagging?

Breast implants can offer a dynamic and long-lasting way to improve the size, volume, shape, and symmetry of the breasts. By providing patients with the ability to truly achieve the custom contours they envision, breast implants are considered an integral part of aesthetic surgery. If you’ve ever considered cosmetic procedures to enhance your breasts, you may have wondered whether breast implants can address breast ptosis or sagging. Drooping or elongated breast tissue is an extremely common effect of aging, pregnancy, and weight loss on the breasts. While medically harmless, our board-certified plastic surgeon understands that breast sag can sacrifice a youthful look in the chest and potentially inhibit self-confidence. Each person’s needs and aesthetic concerns are evaluated on an individual basis, but in general, breast... Continue Reading

Can Breastfeeding Cause Breast Sag?

A popular misconception about breast ptosis — which refers to drooping and/or sagging breast tissue — involves the notion that the primary cause of sagging is breastfeeding or nursing. In truth, sagging breasts are usually caused by the shape and size of the breasts fluctuating throughout pregnancy. Having children typically causes the breasts to temporarily enlarge, resulting in stretching of the overlying skin and increased inelasticity. Following pregnancy, the breasts often return to their original size; however, the skin may remain stretched. This not only flattens the breast contours, but can also result in a pendulous or drooping appearance. Breastfeeding may exacerbate breast sag, but the condition is generally more the result of pregnancy rather than nursing. There are many effective measures patients can take... Continue Reading

Misconceptions About Liposuction

Liposuction is perhaps the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country. According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), liposuction was the top cosmetic surgery performed in 2022 for the second year in a row.* Still, there are a number of misconceptions about what liposuction entails, as well as what patients can expect from the final results. If you’re considering surgical fat removal, it’s important to learn the truth behind the procedure and debunk the most prevailing liposuction myths, which generally include:  You cannot gain weight after liposuction. As a body contouring surgery, liposuction does nothing to prevent weight gain. While the fat cells removed are gone forever, surrounding fat cells can still grow larger or smaller. Patients can certainly experience weight... Continue Reading

Patient Spotlight: Wendi’s Breast Augmentation Journey

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Jon Paul Trevisani, M.D. and our entire team always love hearing about how our patients are able to reclaim their confidence after achieving the life-changing results typical of cosmetic surgery. Meet Wendi, our patient who recently received a breast augmentation and is already back to her full lifting regimen after surgery! Wendi made the decision to receive breast implants eight months ago. A little over half-a-year out from surgery, she is already fully immersed in her Olympic Powerlifting regimen and lifting weights again! Congratulations, Wendi! View patient Spotlight video on Youtube At The Aesthetic Surgery Centre, our team takes every measure to help ensure your plastic surgery experience proceeds as smoothly as possible. Don’t hesitate to contact our Orlando practice to learn... Continue Reading

Does a Tummy Tuck Get Rid of C-Section Scars?

Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, can be an excellent procedure to improve the shape, tone, contour, and profile of the abdomen. Aging, weight gain, and pregnancy can all have a number of effects on the tone and texture of the belly, often resulting in reduced self-confidence for a wide range of patients. Women who have had children, in particular, are commonly concerned with the appearance of their stomach after a cesarean section (“C-section”) procedure, which may leave a “pooch” of excess skin above the incision, along with a loose or crepey skin texture. In general, a tummy tuck may be able to remove a C-section scar depending on the nature of a patient’s needs and individual treatment plan; however, it’s important to note that even... Continue Reading

Will I Need to Replace My Implants in the Future?

Breast implants can offer a life-changing enhancement to your curves and confidence, allowing women dissatisfied with their chest to achieve the youthful, voluptuous breast contours they’ve always desired. Unfortunately, saline and silicone implants are not infallible. While capable of providing beautiful, long-term results, breast implants were not designed to be lifetime devices. Over time, certain issues may affect your implants and warrant a secondary breast revision procedure; however, the majority of patients do not ever feel a need to replace their breast implants unless they want to exchange their devices for a newer type, size, or fill-material.  After breast augmentation, most women don’t experience severe problems that warrant replacing their implants. However, the following complications may require additional treatment to further improve the outcome: Rippling:... Continue Reading

Does a Breast Lift Make Your Breasts Smaller?

Breast lift surgery, or “mastopexy,” is one of the most sophisticated procedures to address signs of aging in the breasts, such as skin inelasticity, excess glandular tissue, and an overall loss of support. By removing redundant fat, skin, and tissue causing ptosis (or drooping), mastopexy can provide a firmer and younger-looking breast profile. That said, some patients wonder whether the removal of excess tissue adjunctively results in a smaller breast size. A breast lift does not significantly decrease the proportions of the breasts; rather, the procedure seeks to improve changes in the breasts caused by the natural aging process, such as flat or elongated breast contours. While the main objective of a breast lift is not to obtain a smaller breast size, the procedure is... Continue Reading