Tag: Breast Augmentation

Tips for Choosing the Right Size Breast Implants

Once you decide to move forward with breast implant surgery, the next important decision is which size implants you should choose. It’s important that you weigh your options carefully with counsel from your cosmetic surgeon and trusted advisors.

As you think about your options, consider these tips for choosing the right size breast implants.

How to Choose the Right Size Breast Implants

  • Think about your physique. Consider your frame, height, weight, and shoulder and hip width. What size implant will best complement your body? Larger implants may be overwhelming on a thinner, more petite woman, while a taller woman who carries more weight could also accommodate larger breasts.
  • Consider your wardrobe. Want more cleavage for low-cut dresses? Larger implants may be for you. Concerned about maintaining professionalism and not calling too much attention to your new bust size? You may opt for smaller implants.
  • Take them for a test drive. Your cosmetic surgeon should have a way for you to give different implants a trial run. At Marvel Cosmetic Surgery, we offer silicone breast implant “sizers” that you can try on during your consultation appointment.
  • Bigger is not necessarily better. Don’t get too attached to wanting a certain cup size. You may think that you need a “D” or “DD” cup, but ultimately, you need to make a size decision based upon what’s best for your body, and your goals, regardless of size on the bra band.
  • Listen to others. Your cosmetic surgeon has a great deal of experience with placing the appropriate size implants in their patients. They will help you evaluate all of your options and will consider important aspects, such as the amount and quality of the surrounding breast tissue. Your surgeon’s goal is to provide wise counsel that will result in a natural look that suits your appearance and lifestyle. You may also want to bring a partner or trusted friend to your consultations to help you evaluate implant size.

At Marvel Cosmetic Surgery, our staff is committed to helping each person choose the right size breast implant that best suits the client.

If you’re ready for Breast Augmentation, contact us now to schedule your consultation. Call us today at 615-538-0399, and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions about finding the right size implants for you.

 

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

Even though the work is rewarding and you’d likely do it all over again, pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood take a toll on both mind and body. Getting a Mommy Makeover is an ideal way to do some much-needed self-care, transforming your body back to where it was before kids—or even better!

What exactly is a Mommy Makeover? A Mommy Makeover isn’t just one cookie-cutter procedure that’s prescribed for every mom who walks through our door.

Your Mommy Makeover at Marvel Cosmetic Surgery is fully customized to address your specific concerns after having grown, birthed, and nurtured a new life. A Mommy Makeover can address all signs of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood that your body may reflect. Whether it’s flat, saggy breasts; excessive jiggling skin that stretched to accommodate a baby (or two!); or fine lines around your eyes and mouth that appear once sleep deprivation sets in, we have options to help.   

How has pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood changed your body? Want to feel like your old self again?

It’s time to get a Mommy Makeover to do just that!

You design your Mommy Makeover

Here at Marvel Cosmetic Surgery, one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons will work with you to tailor your Mommy Makeover to your priorities for your appearance and wellbeing.

You may think of a breast lift or tummy tuck when you think about post-pregnancy and childbirth cosmetic procedures. We go beyond the typical choices to help each woman achieve her specific appearance goals.

That may include vaginal rejuvenation, skin resurfacing, injectables or, a combination of all or some of these.

Still, the most common surgical procedures requested by mothers do involve the breasts and tummy. Here’s some more information about these procedures that will likely be on your Mommy Makeover “to-do” list:

Breast Procedures

A breast lift, or mastopexy, raises and reshapes sagging breasts. Dr. Marvel and our team of board-certified surgeons will recommend a specific type of breast lift based on your amount of sagging.

For women with only a small amount of sagging, Dr. Marvel will only make an incision around the areola. Moderate amounts of sagging will require an incision around the areola, as well as down the front of the breast. More severe cases will require an incision around the areola, down the front of the breast and in the breast crease.

You can also add a breast enlargement to your breast lift. In many cases, women who think they need a Breast Lift will only require implants to successfully lift the breasts. During your consultation, our doctors will help determine if a lift is required or if you only need augmentation.

Tummy Tuck

tummy tuck will dramatically improve your stomach’s appearance. Dr. Marvel, Dr. Ingram, or Dr. Morales will make an incision between your navel and pubic hairline and reduce excess fat, skin, and tissue. Weakened abdominal muscles are also repaired during the procedure. The procedure is safe and delivers immediate results.

Liposuction

Liposuction safely reduces stubborn fatty deposits that don’t respond to diet or exercise. During the procedure, a small incision is made in your skin. One of our board- certified surgeons will insert a tube called a cannula into the fatty tissue and use it to loosen the tissue and extract the fat.

Schedule your Mommy Makeover consultation today!

You spend so much time caring for your family and putting your own needs second to theirs. It’s time to focus on yourself to become the best version of you so that you have even more to give to the ones you love.

That happens when you love the body that you’re in. We can help re-create that with a Mommy Makeover.

Call 615-538-0399 or contact us today to schedule a Mommy Makeover consultation with one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons.

Breast Lift and Implants After Pregnancy

Breast Lift and Implants After Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a wonderful phase in a woman’s life. It allows you to experience the happiness, contentment and fulfillment that comes from carrying and bringing a new life into this world. And while pregnancy is an incredible, life-changing experience, it also brings significant changes to a woman’s body, particularly to her breasts.

After pregnancy, you may find yourself wanting a lift or implants to restore the look of your breasts. In this blog, we break down some of the most commonly asked questions and misconceptions of having a breast lift or implants after giving birth.

Post Pregnancy Changes

Pregnancy causes various changes to your body, especially to your breasts. Due to the hormonal changes and imbalance, your breasts will be in a constant state of flux. Some changes will be permanent but generally, these changes will be temporary. Some of these will include a change in bust size, drooping or sagging breasts, protruding or stretched areolas, and uneven breast size. These changes are dependent on a number of factors – age, lifestyle, genetics and skin sensitivity. The good news is – all of these changes can be addressed with the right procedure.

If there is loss of volume in the upper portion of your breasts due to post-pregnancy changes then you are an excellent candidate for a breast lift or even breast augmentation. Both procedures will increase the fullness, projection and perkiness of your breasts, and improve the overall balance of your figure.

Stretch Marks

Another concern you may have about your post-baby breasts are stretch marks. Usually, the stretched skin returns to normal after pregnancy. But in some cases (usually genetics), stretch marks appear and stay forever. If your siblings, mom or even grandma had stretch marks post pregnancy, then chances are greater that you will too. A little correction will help as well.

A breast lift (Mastopexy) will help make your breasts firmer by removing any excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the breasts. This will help with stretch marks or stretched skin in being restored to a more youthful tightness. Many of our patients choose to get breast implants at the same time to achieve optimal results.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is one of the ultimate culprits behind the changes that happen to your breasts. Regardless if you’ve had just one or multiple kids, the impact that this has on your breasts is tremendous.

Think of the number of times that you have nursed your baby, the recurring inflation and deflation of your breasts, and not to mention, sore nipples. What’s worse is if you’re a constant victim of mastitis – blocked milk ducts.

Breastfeeding can lead to any of the following changes:

  • Shrinking breasts
  • Irregular lumps
  • Sagging skin
  • Smaller / bigger nipples
  • Irregular breast shapes

Fear not as you are not alone in this post-pregnancy journey. This is where a breast lift and/or breast augmentation can help. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, a breast lift is designed to enhance your breast shape and correct drooping, sagging breasts. Breast augmentation will restore lost volume and projection.

Most of our patients ask if it’s okay to get breast implants before having children, or whether it’s better to wait until after childbirth. And the truth is – we don’t have a definite answer to that. It actually varies from person to person. Pregnancy affects each woman differently.

If you do plan on becoming pregnant in the near future, within the next 12 months, then you might want to hold off on your plans of having a breast lift or breast augmentation. Why? Because your breasts will inevitably go through significant changes throughout your pregnancy and your shape, volume and size may change. 

However, if you are done having children, and are ready to restore the youthful look of your pre-pregnancy breasts, you may be an excellent candidate for a breast lift or implants.

Still have questions? Schedule a free consultation with one of our doctors to learn more and determine your options. Simply give us a call at 615-538-0399 to book your appointment.