What is a Panniculectomy?

Before Panniculectomy

Before Panniculectomy

Panniculectomy candidates may have recently experienced significant weight loss after bariatric surgery to treat obesity or a post-pregnancy complication resulting in inordinate amounts of fat below the belly button.

Candidates may have fat extending as low as their knees, over their hips, genitals and around their back. This hanging pannus can cause a host of health issues including back problems, the breakdown of skin, rashes, ulcers, or skin disorders . These conditions may interfere with everyday life, and walking, standing, or sitting may become difficult.  This procedure is covered by most insurances as long as medical necessity can be proven.

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The rebate submissions need to be postmarked by July 31, 2012 with your treatment received during May, 1, 2012 – June 30, 2012.

Please call the office to schedule your appointment.

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What Size Is Right For Me?

When it comes to Breast Augmentation, the decision to have surgery is often the easy part!  Women know they want to have larger breasts, and they know when they want it… but then they are often left asking themselves, “What size is right for me?”

For many women having Breast Augmentation, the hardest decision to make is what size they want to be.

If you are one of the millions of women wanting to have breast augmentation you have probably been thinking about it for years. You have talked to your family or friends, looked online at before and after pictures, and have an idea of what you would like to be, but sometimes you are still not sure (or maybe even confused) about what implant size is right for you.

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A lot of women will look at their friends and say…

Wow! Those look great, I want exactly what she has!

But what looks great on your friend, may NOT look great on you.

Until you have a chance to be examined by a board-certified surgeon, and have had an opportunity to try on implants with a sports bra at your consultation, what you think you want and what your reality is, may not be the same! A lot of women will look at their friends and think I will just get what she has, but breast augmentation is not one size fits all.

Remember this!

No two breasts are exactly the same.

Every woman’s breasts are unique, and even if you were to be the exact height and weight of another woman, the actual measurements of your breasts will be different.

It is very important to communicate what you want to your doctor.

This is the time to be honest with yourself and your surgeon! Don’t be embarrassed to say what you want, how you feel and what your goals are. There isn’t anything you can share with us that will surprise us, and we are not here to judge you. Our job is to help guide you in your decision making process and to help you reach your goals so that you are happy with your results!

We want you to love your new breasts!

A good surgeon and patient care coordinator will spend the time asking you questions to find out what it is you truly want and what your goals are. Speak openly so that your surgeon can tell you if your expectations are realistic and if he can meet those goals for you.

Your job is to try on implants, and find what YOU like!

Do not worry about what other people might say, what your significant other might say or want, or anyone else. This is about YOU! You have to live with your new breasts, shop with them, and dress them. Find what you like and then let your surgeon tell you if what you pick will look good with your current breast shape and size.

There are women who come in and say they want to be “just a little bigger” and will have pictures of women that are appear to be a “D” cup or larger (these women might be embarrassed to admit what they like for fear of being judged, or they are worried about what people might think of them). There are women who want a certain look or a shape, that (due to their current anatomy) will not be an option.

Just because you can do something doesn’t mean it will look good after! 

Holding back from communicating what you want can cost you thousands of dollars later on in the form of replacing your current implants for larger ones, or revisions on your breasts for not choosing a size within a range that fits your current anatomy.

The benefit to having a consultation is to finally get specific information based on your breasts, not someone else. The doctor can talk with you, and evaluate your anatomy and take measurements of your chest and breasts to determine the best proportions for your frame.

Don’t pick a size without your surgeon’s guidance!

He’s the expert who has been doing this for years, and will know what will look best and most proportionate on you!

Breast Augmentation Recovery Period

I want a New Look by Summer!

Now that you have made your mind up to your breast augmentation procedure you will need to decide upon a time period that is best for your schedule. You should take into account if you are planning a trip, going to have to return to work or if you are wanting your new look to be perfect for a special occasion. Luckily for you, most recovery periods for a breast augmentation procedure is very quick. But since times do vary for person to person you and Dr. Dehghan can decide when it is okay to resume all your normal activities. Most women return to work within a few days and fully return to all regular activities after four to six weeks. For stenuous activities, just check in with your surgeon and a rule of thumb is: If you are not comfortable, don’t do it!

For picking your perfect time, please take into account that directly after your surgery your new breast will be much higher on your chest than what will be their final new beautiful position. This is due in part from swelling from the procedure and that your implants require a little time to settle into the breast pocket. In some occasions women may have a minor amount of discoloration from the surgery either redness or a little bit of bruising. If you are planning a vacation to the beach or lake, you may want to schedule your surgery a little sooner rather than later towards the summer. This will give you plenty of time for recovery and give you time to be completely bathing-suite ready.