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How to Prepare for Your Cosmetic Procedure

How to Prepare for Your Cosmetic Procedure

Many people are choosing cosmetic surgery because they wish to enhance, rejuvenate, or simply reshape their body. Today, technological advancements give surgeons the ability to provide clients with the most natural results.

But before you go under the knife, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help you prepare for your cosmetic procedure.

Confirm Your Doctor is Board Certified

After medical school, most doctors go on to specialize in one area of medicine. They work towards becoming a board-certified surgeon, which requires even more training, continued education, and the ability to pass a rigorous set of exams. Only choose a doctor with a board certification, so you know they will have the expertise to complete your procedure safely and with the best results possible.

Book a Consultation

Consultations are a must when preparing for surgery. In fact, it would be inadvisable to continue with a procedure without talking to your doctor first. The consultation gives you and the surgeon plenty of time to discuss your goals and create a treatment plan specific to you.

During this meeting, ask about your options, the final pricing, and any risks associated with the surgery. Ask about the recovery period, taking time off work, and avoiding strenuous activities like exercise.

This conversation will deepen your connection with your doctor, instill trust, and confirm you have made the appropriate choice for your surgery.

Preparing for Cosmetic Surgery

You’ll need to prepare for surgery at least three weeks before your appointment. Here are some of the best tips for getting your body ready.

Three Weeks Before

What you put in your body can impact the results and how well you recover from surgery. Three weeks out, stop smoking and drinking. Both weaken the immune system which will be working overtime to help you recover after your operation. Alcohol can make you susceptible to bleeding. You should stop consuming alcohol pre and post op until your surgeon has given you permission. 

All prescription and over the counter medications need to be divulged to your doctor. If you are taking anything that could compromise your health during the procedure, you’ll need to stop taking them temporarily to prepare your body.

Two Weeks Before

Coming off your medications is often a gradual process. During week two, you will revisit all your medications with your surgeon and make necessary adjustments. Most notably will be the removal of blood thinners such as aspirin and ibuprofen and other medicines like anti-inflammatories or Vitamin-E.

During week two you start taking vitamin supplements that will boost your overall health. Vitamins A and C are great, plus Bromelain. It’s found in pineapples and works will to relieve swelling after surgery.

One Week Before

This week, you’ll need to focus on reducing the swelling. Surgery is hard on the body, and there is sure to be some swelling associated with the procedure. Did you know that too much salt increases sodium levels which can be uncomfortable after your procedure is complete? Continue improving your immune system by eating whole fruits, vegetables, and grains. If you will need prescription post-op, go ahead and get them filled before.

Are you ready to see what Marvel Cosmetic Surgery can do for you? Contact us today to book your consultation by calling 615-329-3900!

How to Choose the Right Cosmetic Surgeon

How to Choose the Right Cosmetic Surgeon

Cosmetic surgery is a big decision. Once you’ve decided what procedure you want to have, it’s time to do your research on a cosmetic surgeon. Having all the information about the doctor and procedure before you enter surgery is crucial. Below, we’ve compiled a list to help you choose the best cosmetic surgeon.

Look for a Surgeon Who is Board Certified

A board-certified doctor means they have the experience in a particular field that sets them apart from the rest. It takes a lot to become board-certified. To comply, doctors must complete three to five years of training in general surgery and minimum of two to three years of training in plastic surgery. Additionally, they must take written and oral tests and undergo continuous education. Choosing a board-certified doctor confirms your doctor will be up-to-date with the latest techniques and procedures to give you the best results possible.

They Have Completed the Procedure You Want

Every cosmetic surgeon is going to have experience in various procedures, but often they also have a specialty. Completing a breast augmentation isn’t the same as a Brazilian Butt Lift. When you are looking for the right doctor, confirm they have experience doing the procedure you are most interested in and ask for before and after images to see the results.

There is Access to an Operating Facility

Your health and safety revolve around the conditions of the operating facility. Both the anesthetist and quality of the room contribute highly to your outcome, so make sure you ask plenty of questions about it. First, ask where they perform the surgery. Some have operating rooms onsite others work in conjunction with a hospital. Either way, the facility should be accredited. Accreditation means it has a life support system on the off-chance something happened. Look for AAAASF, AAAHC or JCAHO operating facility certification.

They Produce the Results You Want

We already mentioned before and after photos as a great way to ensure the surgeon has experience. But, you can use these photos to confirm they also have similar aesthetics to what you want to achieve. Cosmetic surgery produces permanent results, and you want to be happy with what you get. Take the time to look through previous images. Ideally, your cosmetic surgeon will also have testimonials online to get a better idea about who they are what service they offer.

You Feel a Connection with Your Doctor and Nurses

Depending on the surgery, you will spend a decent amount of time pre and post-op with your doctor and nurses. You will want to trust your surgeon and the staff to give you the care you need. A personal connection will help you feel comfortable in their care. That’s why consultations are significant. It’s the opportunity to speak and ask all the questions you need to about the procedure and to understand whether or not you will work well together.

Consultation Questions

It can be overwhelming when you step into your consultation. Preparation is critical, so we’ve put together a few questions you can ask:

1. How many years of experience do you have in the procedure I want?

2. Would you suggest an alternative?

3. What do I need to do before the treatment to get the best results?

4. What are the risks associated with this particular surgery?

5. What is the recovery period?

6. Do I need more than one procedure to get the results I want?

Marvel Cosmetic Surgery has become one of the most recognized names for cosmetic surgery in Nashville and the surrounding Middle Tennessee area. We offer patients undivided attention and are proud to provide surgical and non-surgical cosmetic solutions to patients throughout the Middle Tennessee area.

Schedule your consultation by calling 615-205-9771 today!

What to Look for When Choosing a Cosmetic Surgeon

Make Sure the Surgeon is Board-Certified

When a doctor is board-certified, you know that he is experienced in that particular field. In order to comply and become certified, doctors must complete three to five years of training in general surgery and a minimum of two to three years of training in plastic surgery—in addition to written and oral tests. Plus, board-certified surgeons must undergo continued education. This means you know your doctor will be up-to-date on all the advancements in current procedures and be able to advise you expertly.

You can find a list of certified surgeon by clicking here.

Operating Facility

Once you have confirmed that your doctor is board-certified, ask about their operating facilities. Your health and safety revolve around the anesthetist and quality of the operating room. You’ll want to ask your surgeon where they perform surgery and about the facility’s accreditation. Accredited operating rooms is having a life support system, in the off chance that something goes wrong. Look for AAAASF, AAAHC or JCAHO operating facility certification.

To learn more about the anesthetist’s qualifications, look for either a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) or a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist administering your anesthesia.

Experience in the Procedure You Want

Each cosmetic procedure requires a different skill set. As you can imagine, performing a facelift is completely different than performing a breast augmentation or reduction. When researching a doctor, make sure he or she has experience in the surgery you are looking for. Look at before and after photos and reviews of their practice.

Similar Aesthetics

Before and after photos are a good way to ensure your surgeon shares your aesthetic. These results will last the rest of your life, so you want to be sure you are getting something you are comfortable with. Take time to look through images of previous clients to be confident the results will match what you are looking for. For better comparison, look for others who have similar face, body, and age as you.

Personal Connection

You will spend a prolonged amount of time with your doctor and their team before, during, and after surgery. Trust is essential and your doctor should make you feel comfortable in their care. Having a good personal connection with your doctor helps. You should feel confident asking questions or voicing any concerns you may have. Their responses should make you feel comfortable and secure with the decision you are making.

Dr. Jeffrey Marvel has become one of the most recognized names for cosmetic surgery in Nashville and the surrounding Middle Tennessee area. He offers patients his undivided attention and is proud to provide surgical and non-surgical cosmetic solutions to patients throughout the Middle Tennessee area. 

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Go Brazilian and Get the Butt You’ve Always Wanted (Or Used to Have!)

A shapely backside is celebrated in all cultures, and one way to achieve this highly desirable look is with a Brazilian Butt Lift. If you have flat or saggy buttocks, your bottom has changed shape over time, or you just want more fullness, you’re a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift.

The procedure uses your own fat to create a more natural look. Liposuction is first performed on specific areas of the body, such as the lower back, stomach, and thighs. The fat is purified and then injected into various spots in the buttocks for a pleasing shape and feel. The procedure requires about three weeks of recovery but produces long-lasting results.

With the Brazilian Butt Lift, the risk of infection is low since we’re using your own fat. And because the procedure uses liposuction, it creates a more uniform, shapely and natural enhancement. Give us a call 615-329-3900 or contact us today so you’ll be ready for summer!

For the Most Natural Breast Implants, Try “Gummy Bears”

gummy bear implants

New strides in breast implant technology have led to the development of form-stable implants, which have widely expanded the options for breast enhancement. The silicone gel in the implant is thicker, so it maintains its shape and causes less wrinkling. Even if you were to cut a form-stable implant in half, it would keep its shape—earning it the nickname “gummy bear” implant.

Though the implants are strong and have a less than 2% rupture rate, they are remarkably soft, making “gummy bear implants” an option for patients who have always desired breast enhancement but wanted a more natural look and feel. The teardrop shape mimics the natural shape of the breast, and they come in a variety of projections and heights depending on the shape of a woman’s torso and existing breasts.

Dr. Jeffrey Marvel:  “One of the greatest advantages I have found is the increase in the degree of lift possible with these implants. We are now able to place implants and avoid the additional scars of performing breast lifts in a large percentage of cases.  There is also a lot of increased fullness in the upper portion of the breast.”

A consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Marvel can help you decide the size and shape of gummy bear implant that’s right for you.