Recently published statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons says the number of women undergoing “augmentation mammaplasty” rose 39 percent between 2000 and 2010, when more than 296,000 American women underwent the procedure. Not only does the number of women seeking the procedure seem to have increased, but also it seems as though many more patients are seeking bigger implants. A big reason for this is the increasing acceptance of the safety of silicone gel implants; with these implants, large cup sizes are achievable while still maintaining a natural looking result.
Obviously, there’s an upper limit to what appears natural and what the breast ligaments can support. Still, in most patients, a 2 or 3-cup size increase, if desired, if possible.
To learn more about breast augmentation or silicone breast implants, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s offices in Dallas or Plano at 214-827-2814.
How much swelling and bruising you have after Dallas laser resurfacing depends entirely on how much time you have to recover from the procedure. Laser resurfacing in Dallas and Plano must always be individualized to the needs of the patient. If you have a few weeks, I can be very aggressive with the procedure. This will lead to dramatic improvement in facial wrinkles and pigmentation; redness may last 3-6 months after the procedure. If you only have 3 or 4 days, there are still excellent laser treatments I can perform, with much less redness thereafter. Ultimately, the specific laser treatment must be tailored to the amount of time you have to recover after the procedure.
So, what are the different options for laser resurfacing in Dallas? One of the ways we classify different laser resurfacing procedures is by whether or not they are fractional or full field resurfacing. Full field laser resurfacing includes some traditional types of laser treatments, including carbon dioxide and erbium lasers. With these types of procedures, all of the skin on the face is treated. Although the results can be beautiful, if the treatment is done at a deep depth, it will take longer to heal. A full field laser can be done at a more superficial depth to speed up the recovery. Fractional lasers treat some of the skins but leaves tiny islands of skin cells untreated. Two of the most commonly used fractional lasers used in my practice is Fraxel re:pair and Fraxel re:store. While all the differences between these lasers are too much for this blog entry, the re:store is non-ablative, which means it is not destructive, and the re:pair is ablative, which means that it destroys columns of skin. Re:pair usually is performed in the operating room and re:store is usually performed with the patient awake in a treatment room.
Regardless of the amount of time you have to heal, there are great treatments available to you. Benefits of all of these laser treatments include elimination irregular pigmentation, treatment of fine or deep wrinkles, and a healthier glow to the skin.
If you would like to learn more, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar at 214-827-2814.
Many patients like to pose the question, “Am I ready for a facelift?” The truth is that there is no good answer to this question. Face lift is an elective procedure. It is particularly good at treating hollowing of the cheeks, prominent nasolabial folds (parenthesis deformity), jowls, and general heavy facial sagging. The invasiveness of the procedure usually correlates to the amount of deformity that a patient has. Specifically, patients in their early 40s are oftentimes good candidates for minimally invasive face lifts, which would involve a short scar and less manipulation of the deep tissues of the face. More advanced facial aging oftentimes requires a full face lift, with extensive treatment of the neck and more extensive reshaping of the deeper soft tissues. The amount of swelling with both procedures can range anywhere from 10-21 days, and has much to do with a patient’s intrinsic physiology.
The bottom line is, if you are motivated to undergo a more permanent correction of your facial aging, it may be an appropriate time to consider facial cosmetic surgery. If you are not motivated, noninvasive treatment with products such as Botox, Dysport and facial fillers, including Juvéderm, Restylane, and Radiesse, may be a better option.
Ultimately, if you have questions about treatment to reverse the signs of facial aging, your best bet is to seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. If you would like to contact Dr. Jejurikar, please call his office at 214-827-2814.
With the economic recession in the United States, more people are working longer and are seeking an advantage for maintaining a youthful appearance in the work place. Although this may not improve one’s job performance, many times, particularly when looking for new employment, a competitive advantage can be obtained by looking more refreshed and more youthful. In the last year, it has become apparent that Botox and its competitor, Dysport, are being performed with more and more frequency for precisely this purpose. These treatments help eliminate dynamic wrinkles, particularly crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, and lines across the forehead. With relatively simple and quick office injection of Botox or Dysport, wrinkles can disappear within just a matter of days.
The cost of Botox and Dysport varies, depending on the amount of product used and the areas treated. In general, patients can expect to pay between $350-$700 per treatment. Results generally last from 3 to 6 months.
Should you have questions about this procedure or other noninvasive procedures to gain a competitive advantage in the workplace, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814. Dr. Jejurikar is a board certified plastic surgeon with convenient office locations in Dallas and Plano.
Many patients come to the office, complaining about the appearance of their nasal hump. Some of the patients want the hump to go away, but don’t necessarily want surgery to fix it.
The great news is that dermal fillers can be used to correct this. The most commonly used filler used for this is Radiesse, which is made out of calcium hydroxylapatite. Although the results are not permanent, they generally last 12-18 months. Radiesse is not a great treatment for and overly long or short nose, a wide or bulbous nasal tip, or an overly wide nose.
If you are troubled by the appearance of your nose, and you would like to learn more about nonsurgical nose jobs and surgical rhinoplasty, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814.
Many patients complain of changes in nipple and breast sensation immediately after breast augmentation. It is common for patients to complain that the breasts have diminished sensation, and, in rare situations, are hypersensitive.
The good news is that the changes in sensation, in most cases, are temporary. It can take several months to a year for the changes in sensation to resolve, but they do almost always improve. There is a slightly greater chance of nipple numbness with a periareolar incision; this is an incision around the areola, which is the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple. Even with this incision, most patients tend to regain normal sensation.
Should you have any questions regarding this, breast augmentation or breast implant surgery, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814.
Many patients complain of changes in nipple and breast sensation immediately after breast augmentation. It is common for patients to complain that the breasts have a dull sensation, and, in rare situations, are hypersensitive.
The good news is that the changes in sensation, in most cases, are temporary. It can take several months for the changes in sensation to resolve, but they do almost always improve. There is a slightly greater chance of nipple numbness with an incision around the areola (pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) than with other incisions.
Should you have any questions regarding this or breast implant surgery, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814.
After virtually all types of liposuction, patients are asked to wear compression garments. The rationale for this is that it helps the swelling improve faster after surgery, thereby allowing realization of the postoperative result faster. In addition, in many areas of the body, compressive garments actually help the skin’s natural elastic properties work better, and can actually promote better skin re-contouring. This is particularly true in the chin and arms.
Most patients are more than anxious to get out of their compressive garment, as they complain about getting hot and sweaty, particularly during the summer months. Nonetheless, failure to wear the compressive garments can affect the final postoperative results adversely.
Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar at 214-827-2814.
Many patients complain about fat upper arms. It makes clothing choices difficult, particularly when contemplating wearing anything sleeveless. Many patients come in wishing to know which contouring procedure is best to create a youthful and slim arm.
It is important to differentiate between extra skin and extra fat of the upper arms. Many arms have a selective excess of fat, and these patients are excellent candidates for liposuction alone. Through very small incisions in the underarm and elbow region, the arm can be effectively contoured, and, with utilization of postoperative compression garments, very pleasing results can be noticed just a few weeks after the procedure.
Other patients, particularly those that have lost large amounts of weight, tend to have extra skin. They need some type of additional procedure to remove the extra skin, known as a brachioplasty. In some versions of this operation, incisions can be limited to just the underarm area. In the most complete version of this procedure, an incision is made down the length of the arm, usually along the inner service.
Dr. Jejurikar’s goal is to minimize scarring while providing patients with the best postoperative result.
Should you like more information regarding liposuction or upper arm contouring, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814.
There are many advertisements on the internet for “awake breast augmentation”. Many of the surgeons that offer this procedure are not truly board certified plastic surgeons, and thus do not have privileges to perform breast augmentation or breast implant placement at an accredited surgical facility. For that reason, their only recourse is to perform the procedure in their office without general anesthesia.
Make sure that your provider is a board certified plastic surgeon. The process to achieve accreditation by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is quite rigorous, and you can be assured that a surgeon that has achieved these credentials has the necessary expertise and training to perform this operation. A variety of other doctors who have not achieved this presentation, may not even be plastic surgeons.
Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar at 214-827-2814. Dr. Jejurikar is accredited by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.