Half the Battle is Recovery

Some women undergo breast augmentation in Virginia Beach to achieve overall satisfaction and confidence with their looks. The procedure is only part of the effort, as patients need to know how to care for themselves to fully recover from the surgery. Dr. Rosenblum provides specific instructions to ensure a safe recovery from your breast augmentation. Here are some post-op care tips to follow: No Heavy Lifting or Any Strenuous Activity Most women would love to hit the gym to get back into shape and ensure their new bust goes well with the perfect body. Heavy lifting or any strenuous activity, however, is a big no-no for those who are recovering from their breast surgery. The body is still recuperating from the procedure, and working out will only add strain and impede recovery. Rest is Paramount Rest is important following surgery. When you lie down, make sure your chest and head are slightly elevated than your lower body. If you’re a side sleeper, use a soft pillow under your mid-back and shoulders for added comfort and support. You can stay in bed during the early stages of healing, but you still need to do light walking as a form of exercise. …

What You Need to Know about Liposuction, But Afraid to Ask

It’s no secret that liposuction removes stubborn fat. Everyone has extra fat here and there that they’d like to shed, and liposuction is a simple solution to those problem areas. But before you jump right in, here’s everything you need to know about liposuction. What’s the Procedure Like? Liposuction is minimally invasive. Incisions made into your skin are normally less than one inch in length. We’ll apply a solution to the skin to reduce bleeding and pain before the incision. Once done, Dr. Rosenblum will insert a tube into the skin to remove fatty cells and fat. The procedure is relatively quick compared to other plastic surgery procedures. You can resume most routine activities after a week. Should You Get It? Liposuction is beneficial to patients who are at or near their ideal weight, but have disproportionate deposits of fat that are resistant to dieting and exercise. The ideal candidates for liposuction are non-smokers who are generally in good health and have realistic expectations about its outcome. The procedure is also ideal for patients with good muscle tone and skin elasticity. If a patient has already loose, saggy skin or lost a significant amount of weight, liposuction may only worsen …

Signs You’re Ready for Breast Reduction Surgery

Undergoing breast reduction surgery is often life changing, resulting in personal satisfaction, health improvement, and significant happiness. Most women with large, heavy breasts are suffering from a medical condition called Macromastia. The symptoms are skin maceration, back and shoulder pain, and rashes between and underneath the breasts. Breast reduction normally solves these issues and improves the shape and size of your breasts. Here are some questions to know whether you’re a good candidate for breast reduction: Are Your Large Breasts Affecting the Quality of Your Life? We perform breast reduction surgery for different reasons. These include embarrassment due to large breasts, persistent back pain, and a lot more. If large breasts are severely hindering you from doing daily chores, then breast reduction is a viable option. Are You Doing the Surgery for Yourself? You should be getting the surgery for yourself and not to please someone else and fulfill their wishes and desires. This should be for your own good, not for someone else’s benefit. Once you’ve decided on the surgery, you can move forward and research on the procedure. Do You Have Realistic Expectations? You must be aware of the health risks and realistic expectations before undergoing any cosmetic …

Treatments to Look like a Woman Half Your Age

Your skin changes with age. That’s about a lifetime of sun exposure, personal vices, and changes that happen with normal aging. As you get older, you’ll notice that your skin isn’t as tight or smooth as it once was. Even gravity plays a role. When the skin becomes less elastic, gravity makes eyebrows and eyelids sag. You can’t fight gravity, but there are factors that you can control. If time and money are on your side, here are proven innovations that are worth a trip to our office. Injectible Fillers: Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane When injected, fillers dramatically plump the skin for months. Research shows that fillers even help reverse aging by encouraging the skin to produce more collagen. Think of Restylane or Juvederm if you want to smoothen your nasolabial folds or plump your lips. Perlane, on the other hand, is a bit thicker and ideal for restoring volume in the hands, around the cheekbones, or along the jawline. You should know that Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane include licodaine to ease the pain of injection, but still stings. You may bruise and swell for about a day after an injection. Fraxel Laser Treatment The Fraxel laser boosts collagen, smoothes wrinkles, and …