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Breast Augmentation is #1

 

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The numbers are in, and for 2015, Breast Augmentation tops the list as the most performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. With a whopping 279,143 procedures performed, breast augmentation maintained its long-running number one spot ahead of liposuction (with 222,051 surgeries performed).  Rounding out the top five are 3) rhinoplasty or nose surgery, 4) blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery and 5) tummy tuck.

Breast augmentation uses breast implants (either saline or silicone gel) to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts.  And it’s no wonder that it continues to be so popular.  Our patients who have undergone this procedure often say that they feel more self-confident and have an improved self-image.  A breast augmentation can help balance out a woman’s figure as well as increase the fullness and projection of the breasts – especially after volume loss as a result of pregnancy or weight loss.

If you’d like to learn more about breast augmentation, we invite you to schedule your free consultation and sizing appointment.  Give us a call at 706.543.0404 and ask to speak with Katie Garmon, our patient care coordinator.

 

Is Liposuction for You?

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If you’re considering liposuction, you’ve probably already tried dieting and exercise, but you’re still bothered by some aspect of your shape.  Liposuction is an outpatient surgery performed to produce a permanent improvement in the contour and proportion of the treated areas – most commonly the abdomen, hips and thighs.

Here are some tips that can help you determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction.

Good candidates

  • will have disproportionate areas of fat on his or her body.
  • will have localized pockets of fat deposits.
  • would like more definition or a sleeker contour.
  • will have good skin elasticity.

Poor candidates

  • are looking to tighten their skin.
  • have “stretched” skin.
  • are looking for a replacement for diet and exercise.
  • have had unstable weight over the past year.

Of course, the best way to find out if liposuction is the best option for you is to schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.  He or she will be able to talk with you about your lifestyle, your goals for surgery and the procedure or combination of procedures that will give you the best result.