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The notion of permanently eliminating body fat might seem unrealistic, especially given how resistant stubborn fat can be to a wholesome diet and regular exercise. However, at Michael Law MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we stand by our endorsement of CoolSculpting® treatments, a health technology we proudly provide to our patients. This method permanently eliminates fat cells rather than providing a temporary solution. The Concept of Permanently Freezing Fat Every individual starts life with a fixed
Sub-pectoral vs. submammary implant position There are three approaches to pocket creation: subpectoral, subfascial and submammary. In the subpectoral approach, the pectoralis major muscle is elevated from the chest wall so that a portion of the implant resides behind the muscle. In the subfascial approach, only the outer fascia (connective tissue sheath) of the pec major is elevated, so that the pec major muscle lies behind the implant and the anterior pec major fascia lies
Cohesive silicone gel implants vs Saline Breast Implants The degree to which this difference is noticeable postoperatively varies a great deal with regard to two factors: the amount of breast tissue that exists prior to augmentation, and the size of the implant that is used. A silicone gel implant’s more natural feel will be much more important to patients who are slender and who fit in an A cup bra preoperatively, as they have less
Are smooth or textured implants the best choice for me? Cohesive round silicone gel breast implants are appealing in that the gel inside is cohesive (i.e. it is in a solid state and sticks together, as opposed to the liquid silicone gel of older silicone gel implants) but not highly cohesive (that’s what is inside ‘gummy bear’ implants), which makes them the softest and ‘squishiest’ breast implants that are available, and which also makes them
Breast Augmentation Considerations Many patients considering breast augmentation are seeking to not only enhance the volume of their breasts, but to also enhance the shape and/or improve the approximation of symmetry of their breasts. I say ‘approximation of symmetry’ as almost all patients have some measurable breast asymmetry, and perfect symmetry rarely exists. A multitude of breast shape and symmetry issues can be improved during breast augmentation, and in essentially all cases it is possible
Attention to detail in breast augmentation For the experienced and meticulous surgeon who is dedicated to creating natural-appearing breast augmentation results, every breast augmentation patient (and therefore every breast augmentation surgery) is different. There are subtleties of implant selection, pocket dissection, pectoralis major release and modification, breast shaped modification and soft tissue envelope management that all may significantly impact the ultimate outcome of surgery. Careful attention to each of these important details can be the
Avoiding capsular contracture You may have heard of someone’s breast implants ‘turning hard’, or maybe you have breast implants and they are no longer (or have really never been) soft and movable like natural breasts. It is not the implants themselves that turn hard, of course; what has really happened is that the fibrous capsule which the body forms around the implants has tightened and thickened, making the implants less mobile and causing them to
Which Company Makes the Best Implants? Well naturally a representative from each company would immediately respond “Ours does!”, and of course each company has scientific data which, from their perspective, backs up their claims. The truth is that all four of the currently FDA-approved implant manufacturers make good products, and the differences between them are, with some exceptions, fairly subtle. Competition between implant makers has been a very good thing for the consumer, as each
Revisional breast augmentation surgery There are four main reasons for reoperation in breast augmentation patients (the medical terms we use are listed in parentheses): The augmented breasts become firm and less movable (capsular contracture) The implants don’t remain in an aesthetically ideal position (implant malposition) You can see the implants through the skin and breast tissue (implant shell visibility) The patients thinks that their augmented breasts are too big or too small (implant size dissatisfaction)
Breast augmentation after pregnancy, major weight loss and in naturally droopy breasts Quite a number of the breast augmentation patients in our practice are moms. After one or more pregnancies, most women experience a loss of breast volume combined with some ‘stretching out’ of the breast skin. In many of these patients, a breast implant of moderate size will restore a very pleasing breast contour. These patients are not looking to raise eyebrows at work
I currently am doing as much breast implant surgery as I have ever done in my career. But the nature of the surgery has done a complete U-turn: instead of putting breast implants in, I am taking them out. This is my actual patient for whom I performed breast implant removal and mastopexy (breast lift); the ‘after’ image is six months postop. I did not perform the patient’s prior breast augmentation and mastopexy shown in
Get A Youthful Look With Deep Plane Facelift | Cary Chapel Hill NC As we age, the effects of time become increasingly visible on our faces. Wrinkles, sagging skin, and loss of volume can leave us feeling less confident and youthful. If you’re looking for a way to turn back the clock on aging, a deep plane facelift may be the solution you are looking for. This type of SMAS facelift can smooth wrinkles, tighten
Take Years Off Your Face with a Deep Plane Facelift | Durham, Wake Forest NC The process of aging is a natural and inevitable phenomenon that affects all living organisms. For humans, aging is often reflected in the appearance of the skin, particularly in the face. Over time, the skin loses elasticity, begins to sag, and wrinkles develop on the face, resulting in a more aged appearance. Despite the inevitability of aging, cosmetic surgery has
A Comprehensive Guide on How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon Embarking on a journey to enhance one’s appearance through plastic surgery is a significant decision that requires careful consideration and planning. Selecting the right plastic surgeon is crucial for a successful and satisfying outcome. In this guide, we will delve into the key factors to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon, ensuring you make an informed and confident decision for your transformative journey. Board Certification:
Dr. Michael Law: Elevating Aesthetic Excellence in Raleigh, NC In the world of plastic surgery, where skill, experience, and artistry converge, Dr. Michael Law stands as a beacon of excellence in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Law has not only earned a stellar reputation but has also transformed countless lives through his commitment to precision, safety, and personalized care. Board Certification: Dr. Michael Law’s journey to becoming a renowned plastic
Am I a stellar candidate for gynecomastia Understanding the condition of gynecomastia Gynecomastia is a common condition that affects males of all ages. It is characterized by the enlargement of the breast tissue, giving the appearance of breasts. While the condition is not typically harmful, it can cause discomfort and self-esteem issues for those affected. Understanding the underlying causes of gynecomastia is essential in order to seek appropriate treatment and support. The development of gynecomastia
What are the issues with gynecomastia surgery? Understanding Gynecomastia: Causes and Symptoms Gynecomastia is a common condition that causes the enlargement of the breast tissue in males. It can occur at any age, from infancy to old age, and is often a result of hormonal imbalances. One of the main causes of gynecomastia is an increase in estrogen levels or a decrease in testosterone levels. This can happen due to various factors, including hormonal changes
How long is the recovery time after Gynecomastia surgery Understanding Gynecomastia surgery and its impact on recovery Gynecomastia surgery is a medical procedure designed to reduce the enlargement of breast tissue in men. The surgical method chosen may vary depending on the severity of the condition, ranging from liposuction to tissue excision. While the surgery itself may be relatively straightforward, it is crucial to understand the impact it can have on the recovery process. Following
What are the risks and complications of Gynecomastia surgery? Anesthesia-related Complications Anesthesia is an integral part of many surgical procedures including gynecomastia surgery, ensuring the patient’s comfort and safety during the operation. However, like any medical intervention, anesthesia carries its own set of potential complications. These complications can range from minor side effects to more serious risks that require immediate medical attention. One common anesthesia-related complication is the adverse reaction to the drugs used during

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