Is It Smart to Undergo Two Surgeries At Once?
When it comes to plastic surgery, you may want to have more than one procedure done. And, in certain cases, we at Associated Plastic Surgeons may be able to perform more than one surgery at once. For instance, if you want a breast reduction and an abdominoplasty, then we may be able to do both of them at the same time. But, is it smart to do two surgeries at once? What are the benefits?
Is It a Good Idea?
First things first, we would never recommend that a patient undergo two surgeries at once if it wasn’t a good idea. Our patients’ safety and success after surgery are our top priorities, so if we don’t think it will be successful, we simply won’t do it. In many instances, however, we have seen great success in patients who undergo two surgeries at one time.
What are the Benefits?
If it is possible to undergo two surgeries at one time, there are several benefits. The most appealing of which include one recovery time and one surgery.
One Recovery Time
Recovery from any sort of surgical procedure can be a little time consuming and hard on your schedule. By undergoing two surgeries at once, you will only have to worry about taking time away from your work and family schedule one time; rather than twice.
One Surgery Time
Similar to only having to undergo one recovery, one surgery means less time away from work and family. It also means only having to undergo general anesthesia once, which is a comfort for many patients.
During your initial consultation with our surgeons at Associated Plastic Surgeons, we will go over all of your surgical options to help you land on the best decision. If you are interested in undergoing two surgeries at once, we will go over all of the details. To learn more, contact our Huntington office today and call us at (631) 423-1000.
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Just Got a Tummy Tuck? How to Still Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Feast
If you recently got an abdominoplasty or more commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, you know what it feels like to have both a large and loose stomach and a tight and toned one. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might be worried that you’ll eat too much and start gaining weight back, however, by following the tips below, you can ensure that you don’t gain weight while still enjoying your favorite Thanksgiving dishes.
- Load Up a Small Plate
Although it might be tempting to out eat your favorite brother or teenage son, start small on Thanksgiving. Instead of piling your plate a mile high, try adding small portions to your plate instead. Likely, you’ll feel full off of these smaller portions and won’t have to feel the regret— or extra weight— later on.
- Watch the Carbs
Thanksgiving is the last day you want to have to worry about watching your carb intake. However, by avoiding things like that extra dinner roll or those loaded mashed potatoes, you can help cut out a lot of unnecessary calories that your body really doesn’t need.
- Treat Yourself
Although it’s important to make sure you don’t eat your own weight in Thanksgiving food, it’s also important to treat yourself. However, treating yourself doesn’t mean anything and everything in site. In fact, it simply means choosing your favorite Thanksgiving dish that’s probably loaded with butter and cream and enjoying every bite to the fullest. The last person you want to be on Thanksgiving is the person munching on a celery stalk.
Just because you got a tummy tuck doesn’t mean that you should revert back to some old eating habits. In fact, it’s more important now than ever to watch what you eat and only indulge a little. By following the above three tips you can help to maintain your new and slim physique while still enjoying Thanksgiving with your family.
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What You Should Know Before a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Ensuring Optimal Results That Last
A tummy tuck (adominoplasty) is a fairly simple procedure, however it is important to make sure that you are well-informed about the procedure and recovery process. Here are a few things that you should know before undergoing a tummy tuck.
The procedure starts by making an incision in the lower abdomen through which excess fat and skin are removed, and the abdominal muscles tightened. Once properly contoured the area is sutured and the patient discharged and given post-operative instructions. Following these instructions will be an instrumental part of the recovery process. Patients who only have a small amount of excess lower abdominal fat may be viable candidates for a mini tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck is a less extensive, and involves a smaller incision and removal of fat that is located only below the belly button.
What To Expect After Your Tummy Tuck Surgery
It is important for patients to realize that a tummy tuck procedure does result in a scar around the navel area as well as a horizontal scar just above the pubic region. Patients should also expect to have some drainage from the area after their operation, as well as moderate post-operative pain that is easily treated prescribed medication. Post-operative care instructions should be carefully followed in order to avoid complications and speed up the healing process. There is an extremely high rate of satisfaction for individuals following a tummy tuck and who follow their surgeon’s instructions in the days and weeks following the procedure.
Who Is A Good Candidate?
Abdominoplasty is not for everyone. Individuals who have not yet finished having children are highly discouraged from undergoing the procedure. We also recommend that you wait until you are at a realistic weight before the procedure, since a tummy tuck is not a weight loss method but rather a contouring procedure . Liposuction of the flanks (sides) is commonly combined with the tummy tuck procedure.
Considering A Tummy Tuck?
At Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, PC we understand that deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery is big decision. You should feel fully comfortable and confident in all aspects of the procedure as well as with your surgeon. If you would like to learn more about how a tummy tuck may help you, please contact us at our Huntington, NY office. One of our team members will work with you to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Elliot Duboys.
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How Long Do Breast Implants Last?
The Longevity Of Breast Implants
There are a lot of questions to ask when considering a breast augmentation:
- “How long do breast implants last?”
- “Will I need to replace my implants?”
- “How often do breast implants leak?”
- “How will my breast implants look when I’m older?”
These are all important questions to ask, and we highly suggest you ask your cosmetic surgeon before making your decision. The answer in short to all of these question is: it depends!
The longevity of breast implants depend on the patient’s body and lifestyle as well as the surgeon’s technique and type of implant. Dr. Duboys has been performing breast augmentation for over 30 years to the women in the Long Island, NY area . We’ve compiled some advice for patients deciding on breast implants.
Will I Need To Replace My Breast Implants?
The idea that breast implants will need to be replaced ever few years is a myth, and it keeps many women from choosing to undergo the procedure. Breast implants last longer than you think, which means there is no reason to plan on having major surgery every few years for as long as you wish to have breast implants.
The most important thing to remember about implants is that you have them, and that you will probably require one or two “follow-up” surgeries during your lifetime. There is no guaranteed “lifespan” of breast implants, however, many surgeons will agree that women will need their breast implants replaced within 10 years of the initial surgery. Typically, saline implants have a 10%/year failure rate while silicone implants should last twice as long!
What Happens to Breast Implants As You Age?
The most common reason why patients choose to replace their implants is implant leakage. It doesn’t matter whether your breasts are natural or augmented, your breasts remain subject to the realities of gravity, aging and the weakening of connective tissue – also the effects of motherhood.
Age related changes often include:
- Breast sagging
- Size change due to hormone fluctuations
- Visible ripping of implants (seen primarily in saline implants)
Women who have breast augmentation surgery before childbirth may find that their bust may change in size and shape.
Speak With Your Cosmetic Surgeon
It is important to discuss all questions and concerns with your cosmetic surgeon before you finalize your decision to get breast implants. Dr. Elliot Duboys has been a leader in cosmetic and plastic surgery care in the Long Island, Nassau & Suffolk County NY area for over 30 years. If you would like to schedule a breast augmentation consultation, please contact us at our Huntington, NY office today.
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