Yearly Archives: 2018

5 Myths About Sagging Breasts and Breast Lift Surgery

One of the unfortunate realities of aging for women is that breasts begin sagging. Skin loses its elasticity and gravity's pull overcomes the perkiness of youthful breasts. This process accelerates for women who have children because pregnancy stretches the skin and ligaments that help create a lifted appearance. Moms are probably the most common breast …

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Tummy Tuck Drainage: What Do I Need to Know?

Few plastic surgery procedures can create as dramatic a physical transformation as a tummy tuck. In Columbia, MO, tummy tucks are one of the most popular procedures I perform because the patients are so thrilled with the results. Even so, women and men considering tummy tuck surgery may be worried about the surgical drains often …

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Breast Implants: How Much Research Should You Do?

More information is available at our fingertips regarding plastic surgery than ever before. Many of the women considering breast augmentation at our Columbia, MO, practice arrive at their consultations having researched every last detail about breast implants, including the size and type of implant. I encourage patients to research procedures they're considering, but I recommend …

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Breast Lift Recovery Tips

Women at our Columbia plastic surgery practice who get breast lift surgery typically lead active lives and need to back on their feet as soon as possible. In many cases they work and have school-aged children whom they often drive to practices and friends' houses. In this blog post, I'll share some tips that can help …

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When to Start Exercising After a Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck patients are among the most motivated exercisers I see at my Columbia plastic surgery practice. Many are women who have had children and are looking to regain their pre-pregnancy shapes. Others may be men or women who made the commitment to lose significant weight, either through surgery or lifestyle changes, and are now …

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6 Tips for a Shorter Rhinoplasty Recovery

"What's the recovery like?" That's one of the most common questions I hear from men and women considering rhinoplasty surgery at my Columbia plastic surgery practice. Patients worried about the downtime or discomfort involved are typically pleasantly surprised when they learn that rhinoplasty recovery is tolerated quite well by most individuals. Even though every patient …

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The Unexpected Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

As most of you know, a tummy tuck at our Columbia plastic surgery center can provide men and women with a smooth midsection by tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin. However, a tummy tuck has other benefits that are more than just cosmetic. Reduce Back Pain & Improve Posture Pregnancy and significant weight …

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Pregnancy AFTER a Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy isn’t always planned. But we understand that life can be unpredictable. So, whether you've had a tummy tuck at my Columbia, MO, practice, or with another tummy tuck surgeon, getting pregnant after the procedure is not an ideal situation for several reasons. But if it does happen, educating yourself and communicating with your physician …

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Exercising After Rhinoplasty

Patients at my Columbia practice who undergo rhinoplasty are often eager to get back to the gym after surgery. Being cooped up in the house during recovery can understandably drive anyone stir crazy. It's important to have perspective, though, knowing that taking some time off from the gym is worth it once you are healed. …

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