Monday, November 23, 2015

The Face Lift Recovery Checklist

Face lift surgery not only depends on the work of a plastic surgeon, but it also requires the patient to do the right things throughout the recovery process. Here is a checklist of what patients should do after undergoing face lift surgery.

Medicate

Following a facelift procedure, your doctor will prescribe some kind of antibiotic and/or pain killer. The antibiotic will eliminate any potential infections, so be sure to follow through with the doctor’s instructions in terms of taking the medication until it is finished. Also stay mindful of the adverse effects certain medications may have on you, such as drowsiness or nausea.

Mind Your Diet

In order for the healing process to run its course, your body needs the proper nutrients. Your facial muscles actually depend on the right nutrients to aid in the healing process. That not only includes eating healthy, well-balanced meals, but it also includes taking the necessary vitamins.

Sleep Right

This does not mean just getting your necessary eight hours of sleep, but it also means elevating your head when you sleep. This will help lessen any swelling while also allowing any fluid to drain from your face.

Enlist Some Help

After your face or brow lift surgery, you will not be able to drive home. Arrange for someone to give you a hand the day of the surgery as well as assisting you the following day or two. Usually, it takes a couple of days for patients to be able to move around the house, although plenty of rest is still recommended.

Be Prepared to be Puffy

When your bandages are removed, your face will be swollen and bruised. Some people may get depressed upon seeing this. Remember that it is only temporary. Your swelling will fade, although the procedure itself will bring about some initial changes. So be prepared for it.

Expect Some Discomfort

The few days that follow the actual face lift will bring about some discomfort. However, after those few days, you will start to feel better. Do not be alarmed if you experience tightness after the first week while a dry, roughness in your skin could last as long as a couple of months.

Get a Cold Compress

Bruising and swelling after a face lift is to be expected, although investing in a cold compress and using it throughout the day can help speed up the healing process. Use a cold compress throughout the day and combine that with rest. Follow the advice of your doctor on how and when to use the compress.
Face lift surgery at Ballantyne Plastic Surgery Center gives patients the look they have always wanted. With Dr. Liszka and his team of experienced nurses and aestheticians, Ballantyne Plastic Surgery provides complete service from beginning to end, making for a pleasant, safe and productive experience that will enhance your inner beauty.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Male Breast Reduction Becoming a More Common Procedure

Plastic surgery is not just for women anymore. More and more men are turning to plastic surgery as an alternative for a number of cosmetic issues. One of the more common procedures nowadays is male breast reduction.

Gynecomastia, also known as male breast enlargement, can be caused by a number of factors. Some men notice an increase in breast size at puberty. While this usually subsides, some men continue with this into adulthood. Other causes of male breast enlargement can be from obesity, prescription drugs, or marijuana. It can also occur as we age. As men grow older, they produce less testosterone. A common effect of this decrease in testosterone is a rise in estrogen levels that could lead to an enlargement of the breasts. Whatever the cause of gynecomastia, its appearance often gives men an unnatural look while also causing them to become more self-conscious.

Fortunately, there is a successful surgical solution for gynecomastia. The ease of male breast reduction surgery makes this a very popular procedure for men afflicted  with gynecomastia.

According to the 2014 American Plastic Surgery Report, there were over 286,000 male breast reduction procedures done in the United States in 2014. That ranks No.1 among all male cosmetic surgical procedures.

The procedure itself is not very long and usually lasts between one and two hours and is done as an outpatient.  The operation is done under general anesthesia is administered, making for a painless procedure.

Many men attempt to hide their gynecomastia with baggy clothing while others avoid places like the beach and swimming pools. Gynecomastia surgery can restore self confidence in your appearance that can also result in less stress and anxiety in social situations. Essentially, a male breast reduction will help from a medical standpoint with stress reduction  as well as a cosmetic one.

The trend of male breast reduction is also becoming more common among teenage boys. The American Plastic Surgery Report indicated that the number of boys who underwent a breast reduction was up by 14%. There were 8,040 procedures done in the United States in 2014 on males ranging from ages 13-19 years of age.

Dr. Liszka of Ballantyne Plastic Surgery has over twenty years of experience working with male patients who have gynecomastia. From the very beginning of the process, Ballantyne Plastic Surgery can help men of all ages get the results they truly want with as little inconvenience as possible.

Resources
http://www.plasticsurgery.org/Documents/news-resources/statistics/2014-statistics/cosmetic-procedures-teens.pdf
http://www.plasticsurgery.org/Documents/news-resources/statistics/2014-statistics/cosmetic-procedures-men.pdf

Monday, October 26, 2015

A Tummy Tuck is Just What the Doctor Ordered for New Mothers

The joy of childbirth is immediate as the arrival of a new baby can make all those months of pain and effort well worth it. However, having a baby leaves mothers with some lasting physical evidence. To restore their bodies to the way they once were, a abdominoplasty or tummy tuck or may be just what the doctor ordered.

It’s normal to notice changes in your figure after having a baby. New mothers may notice a bulge in their stomach area that wasn’t there before. That bulge could be from loose skin, some additional fat that won’t go away, weakness in the abdominal wall, or a combination of those factors. Unfortunately, your figure may not improve no matter how many crunches you do. Many women would like to get their pre-pregnancy shape back once they are finished having children. Instead of having to worry or stress over this situation, turning to plastic surgery is a simple and effective solution.

mommy makeover plastic surgery procedure
mother and father with their baby
A tummy tuck, also referred to as abdominoplasty, not only takes care of excess fat but can restore your shape by removing excessed stretched skin and tightening your abdominal muscles. Pregnancy can stretch out your abdomen causing stretch marks and a lower abdominal fullness. A tummy tuck can give your stomach the look you had before pregnancy and even a better shape than they ever had for some patients.

Mothers should not be fooled by celebrity mothers they might see in magazines. There is a lot of airbrush and Photoshop that goes into those pictures as they are not always an accurate depiction of what a woman looks like after pregnancy.

Meanwhile, tummy tucks are not a fix for everyone, as the most qualified candidates are not extremely overweight. The ideal candidate is someone that is close to their ideal weight or pre-pregnancy weight.

There are different types of tummy tucks and not just one procedure works for all women. Dr. Thomas G Liszka at Ballantyne Plastic Surgery will advise you on what procedure will work best for you to meet your individual needs. Every shape and curve on each woman’s body is truly unique to them. That is why the most appropriate techniques are used on each individual patient.

Mothers are usually on the go and there are not always extra hours to go to the gym, attend a daily yoga class, or bike for several miles. Now, a flat stomach can be achieved without having to sacrifice any extra hours of physical activity. In some cases, even those extra hours are just not enough. Tummy tucks are an effective and well-deserved gift for any mother.

Ballantyne Plastic Surgery specializes in all kinds of cosmetic surgery for women. Their Mommy Makeover procedures can be an all-inclusive surgery with tummy tuck, liposuction and breast augmentation done at the same time for a affordable price. Dr. Liszka and his team are committed to help you restore your shape and confidence. Trust Dr. Liszka as many others in the Charlotte and surrounding areas have for years.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BallantynePlasticSurgery.com Debuts to Showcase Age-Defying, Confidence-Boosting Cosmetic Procedures in Charlotte, NC


Ballantyne Plastic Surgery, a leading cosmetic surgery clinic based in Charlotte, launches its new website to offer the life-changing opportunity for anyone to look and feel better than ever before, and gain more confidence about who they are.

Banking on years of experience and state-of-the-art facilities, BallantynePlasticSurgery.com shows the difference both men and women can make in their lives, by simply opting for safe and effective cosmetic surgery under the very capable hands of a highly qualified surgeon.

Ballantyne Plastic Surgery performs a wide range of procedures to improve specific body parts and keep women looking younger. In particular, the clinic offers both surgical and nonsurgical services which can be experienced individually or combined to make the breasts fuller and more proportionate, give the body a sexier figure and enhance the naturally beautiful features of the face.

Skin treatments and fillers are also offered as less permanent nonsurgical solutions to slow down aging and promote a youthful rejuvenation. Procedures for Gynecomastia, as well as liposuction, facial surgeries and non-surgical treatments are also available for male clientele.

"No matter which surgical or non-surgical procedure you have been thinking about, Ballantyne Plastic Surgery understands your desire to feel more confident," said Thomas G. Liszka, MD, a highly reputable plastic surgeon in Charlotte who leads the team of trusted professionals at Ballantyne Plastic Surgery. "From our initial consultation to well after your procedure, you’ll find we’re the perfect place to discover the art of confidence," he emphasized.

Following her tummy tuck procedure, Linda H. said: “I cannot say enough about how great I feel about the look you created for me. The benefits of my surgery continue to astound me. While I am pleased with the results of my surgery . . . I enjoyed the friendly and caring atmosphere that you and your staff provide. Without hesitation I happily recommend you to family, friends, and total strangers.”

In an ideal world, looking good is skin-deep, but it pays to be conscious about appearing pleasant and confident. With Ballantyne Plastic Surgery, the possibilities are endless, as proven in their incredible cosmetic surgery results that continue to satisfy clients.

For more information, visit http://www.ballantyneplasticsurgery.com
 

About Ballantyne Plastic Surgery


Ballantyne Plastic Surgery is a team of highly trained and qualified cosmetic surgery experts servicing clients in Charlotte, North Carolina. The clinic performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures for men and women to enhance appearance and promote self-esteem. Learn more at http://www.ballantyneplasticsurgery.com.