Archive for July, 2013
Are You a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?
If you have loose skin around your eyes that makes you look tired or older than you really are, eyelid surgery (technically called blepharoplasty) may be the ideal solution for you. Eyelid surgery can remove excess skin and fat deposits that occur over or under the eyes, smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines and improving […]
What Types of Wrinkles Can BOTOX® Cosmetic Treat?
There are two main types of wrinkles: dynamic and static. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the contraction of facial muscles. Whenever you smile or form another type of facial expression, your muscles contract, causing your skin to wrinkle. Youthful skin can easily spring back into position once the expression is finished (e.g. you stop smiling). […]
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck is the ideal body contouring procedure for many of our Atlanta area patients because it provides such a wide range of benefits, including: Trimmer figure – Removing excess abdominal skin and fat will flatten your belly area and leave you with a more pleasing contour and narrower waist. Reduction of stretch marks […]
Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift
Many women are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts, but are unsure whether breast augmentation or a breast lift is the right procedure to achieve the improvements they desire. These procedures address different issues and offer very different results. The best way to determine the appropriate treatment plan for your unique needs is to […]
Preparing for Your Tummy Tuck Surgery
When preparing for your tummy tuck procedure, you will first meet with one of our experienced Atlanta plastic surgeons for a consultation. We will provide you with a full list of pre-operative instructions that you should follow before the day of your surgery. Below are a few tips that will help you prepare for your […]
What is a Weekend Facelift?
A “weekend” facelift is a minor facelift procedure with minimal recovery time. It can provide good results for our Atlanta area patients who are not ready for a full facelift, but would like to correct minor sagging in their mid-face. With a weekend facelift – often called a short scar face lift – a small […]
Do Facelifts Leave Scars?
All surgeries leave scars, but our Atlanta area patients are often concerned about how visible their facelift scars will be. Our plastic surgeons treat your facelift as a work of art; we strive to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible. Factors that can influence your level of scarring after a facelift include: The elasticity […]
A mini facelift can rejuvenate your look without the recovery time necessary for a full facelift. Often called a "weekend facelift," the mini facelift is a minimally-invasive procedure that is popular among our Atlanta area patients who are in the early stages of aging. The mini facelift is performed with a smaller incision than a […]
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
At Marietta Plastic Surgery, we offer our Atlanta area patients a variety of tummy tuck procedures to give each patient the individual results they desire. A mini tummy tuck is one of our body contouring procedures that is performed to tighten the area below your navel. A mini tummy tuck is the least invasive tummy […]
Tummy Tuck and Pregnancy
Although you can become pregnant and carry a child after a tummy tuck, your pregnancy will stretch your abdominal muscles and skin. This can reverse the benefits of your tummy tuck and for that reason, we generally recommend that our Atlanta area patients wait until after pregnancy to have a tummy tuck. If you have […]