Discover some of the signs that may mean it’s time to consider a breast reduction.
While you may not realize it, a lot of the physical aches and pains you may be experiencing each and every day might be trying to tell you that a breast reduction could be beneficial for you and your physical health. There are a lot of reasons why women choose to get a breast reduction and our Grand Rapids, MI, plastic surgeon Dr. John Iacobucci can help you explore your options.
Here are the telltale signs that you may want to consider a breast reduction:
Shoulder, neck, or upper back pain
If you dealing with discomfort or pain in these regions or because of bra straps then your breasts may be putting far too much pressure on these areas. If this is something that you deal with regularly or that affects your quality of life then it might be time to consult with our Grand Rapids, MI, cosmetic surgeon to find out if a breast reduction could take that unnecessary weight literally right off your shoulders.
Your hands and fingers tingle or go numb
While there are certainly a host of reasons why someone might deal with numbness or tingling in their hands (ranging from a simple pinched nerve to more serious conditions like neuropathy), if you have rather large breasts then this could put pressure on or tug at your body and affect the alignment of the neck, which can in turn affect the upper extremities.
You are noticing unpleasant changes in your posture
If you have large breasts you may notice that you have trouble sitting up straight or other issues with your posture. As a result, you may frequently experience shoulder pain. Again, just like numbness and tingling, changes in your posture can indicate several issues; however, if you are someone who has large breasts then your posture may be affected.
You experience rashes or yeast infections under your breasts
Women who have larger breasts may also deal with some rather unpleasant symptoms include heat rash, painful chafing, or recurring yeast infections. If these are issues that you are dealing with regularly then you may want to consider how a breast reduction can alleviate these problems.
Do you have questions about getting a breast reduction in Grand Rapids, MN? Do you want to discuss whether this is the right cosmetic surgery to meet your needs? If so, don’t hesitate to call Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids to schedule a consultation.
You never thought you'd want any kind of body contouring surgery. But now, your abdomen show signs of childbearing and significant weight loss. Can a tummy tuck be on the horizon? At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids, your board-certified cosmetic and plastic surgeon, Dr. John Iacobucci, produces outstanding cosmetic results with each tummy tuck he performs. Read his answers to FAQs about tummy tuck surgeries so you can decide if this procedure is right for you.
Tummy Tuck FAQs
What is a tummy tuck? Also called abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is major surgery involving removal of excess abdominal fat and loose skin and tightening of lax musculature. It may be performed on an in-patient or out-patient basis and requires general anesthesia and significant recovery time.
Is abdominoplasty a common surgery? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, literally hundreds of thousands of tummy tuck surgeries happen in the United States each year, and the number is growing. It ranks second only to breast augmentation in frequency.
What happens during a tummy tuck? This two- to five-hour procedure takes place with benefit of general anesthesia. Using a hipbone to hipbone incision across the bikini line area of the abdomen, Dr. Iacobucci in Grand Rapids, MI, opens the skin and separates it from underlying tissue. He removes excess skin and fat and tightens the abdominal muscles as needed. After installing a drain, he closes the incision and adds a compression dressing.
Will I need medications after my surgery? Yes, Dr. Iacobucci will prescribe pain medication and also antibiotics to protect you against infection.
Is recovery long? Patients are encouraged to begin walking right away and to continue light physical activity as tolerated. Full recovery takes four to six weeks, and the abdominal scar fades over the course of several months.
Can I anticipate a flat tummy indefinitely? Tummy tucks produce long-lasting results. Just watch your weight, and you should enjoy your youthful profile for many years.
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At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids, MI, Dr. John Iacobucci and his professional team offer a wide range of plastic surgery options which rejuvenate personal appearance and self-confidence. Count on their expertise and experience to deliver procedures appropriate for your lifestyle, age, and overall health. Call today to learn more about tummy tuck surgeries and how they could help you: (616) 974-0100.
Your Grand Rapids, MI, plastic surgeon, Dr. John Iacobucci, can help you get the youthful look you want, which is why he offers Botox! Read below to learn the details of this aesthetically restorative treatment.
Botox doesn't cause patients to lose their capability to show facial expression and, although it is a simple process, solely a licensed professional, like Dr. John Iacobucci, at Grand Rapids should administer the Botox treatment. A doctor who understands the sensitivity of the treatment and is an expert when it comes to the facial anatomy should be the only one to conduct this treatment.
Botox contains a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium. The treatment is FDA-approved and used to eliminate and/or reduce wrinkles and creases on your face.
Your doctor injects the problem areas with Botox, paralyzing the muscles that contract to create wrinkles and creases. In simple terms, muscles secrete a chemical called acetylcholine that causes contraction—botox blocks acetylcholine production, stopping these wrinkle-creating movements.
The most common problem areas people suffer from are:
- Crow's feet
- Frown, worry, and smile lines
- Laugh lines
After Botox treatment, you will start to notice smoother skin. Results are actually visible in two to four days and should last about three to four months.
Botox is a unique cosmetic procedure. It has almost no downtime and doesn't take long to be completed. Most people can even go right back to work right after the treatment!
In addition to the procedure having almost no downtime, Botox is almost entirely painless. Your doctor can also use a topical cream to help numb the area and eliminate any discomfort.
If you wish to learn more about Botox, please contact your plastic surgeon Dr. John Iacobucci in Grand Rapids, MI, today at (616) 974-0100 today!
A facelift procedure has been a dream and a goal for a few years. You wonder, "What are the full benefits of a facelift?" At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids, your surgeon, Dr. John Iacobucci, wants his patients completely informed about their procedures. Information about this common cosmetic surgery helps individuals feel confident in the treatment, aftercare and wonderful results to come.
What is a facelift?
A facelift is an outpatient cosmetic surgery performed right at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids. Dr. John Iacobucci uses this popular procedure to help patients in their 40's through their 70's improve the laxity, wrinkling, sagging, and other signs of aging in their faces.
Often augmented with brow and eyelid lifts, the facelift smoothes and tightens facial skin, obviates jowls and deep wrinkles around the mouth and improves the neck line. Dr. Iacobucci even removes excess fat from under the skin and tightens facial and neck muscles.
Many healthy people do, say experts at the Cleveland Clinic. However, realistic expectations are key to the success of the treatment. Saying it another way, the patient should expect to look better after his or her surgery, but not like a 20-year-old supermodel.
Your plastic surgeon will examine your face and neck, take measurements, and review your medical history. If everything checks out, you will be scheduled for a 5-hour procedure. Afterward, expect to wear bandages for about five days and see some redness and bruising. Full recovery takes a few weeks, and complete results show in about six months.
Benefits of face lift surgery
You, your friends and your family will see a wonderfully rejuvenated facial appearance. Your new look can last five to 10 years and beyond, and as needed, spot lifts for the eyelids and brows may be performed. Your doctor also may suggest some aesthetic skin treatments such as BOTOX treatments for dynamic wrinkling and chemical peels to smooth the texture of your skin.
Finally, your surgery will be performed by the best plastic surgeon in the Grand Rapids area. Count on compassionate treatment and a great outcome!
To schedule a facelift consultation with Dr. John Iacobucci and his professional team, contact Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Of Grand Rapids, MI, at (616) 974-0100. You'll love how you look and feel.
For many people, feeling great about yourself goes hand in hand with looking great. However, if you are unable to lose those few pounds of stubborn fat, liposuction may help you achieve the look you want. But what is liposuction? How does it work? Find out more about liposuction and what it can do for you with Dr. John Iacobucci at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, MI.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure which removes excess deposits of fat, improving the appearance of the natural contours of your body and helping your look and feel great. Liposuction most often focuses on the thighs, hips, and abdomen, but can also treat the inner knee, chest area, cheeks, chin, neck, upper arms, back, calves, ankles, and buttocks. Though liposuction is often used with other cosmetic treatments like breast augmentation or tummy tuck, it can also be used on its own.
Am I a candidate for liposuction?
Liposuction can help you if you have a healthy diet and exercise routine but still have stubborn fat deposits you just cannot seem to get rid of. Liposuction cannot take the place of proper diet or exercise and does not treat obesity. If you choose to undergo liposuction, you should make that decision for yourself rather than to please anyone else. Additionally, liposuction candidates should be close to their goal weight and have good muscle tone. Candidates should also be in good general health and not smoke.
Liposuction in Grand Rapids, MI
Liposuction begins with a consultation with your plastic surgeon to ensure you know the benefits and risks of the procedure and have realistic expectations for your outcome. Additionally, a consultation allows your doctor to ensure that you are, in fact, a good candidate for liposuction. Before your procedure, your doctor will administer anesthetic to ensure the area of the liposuction is numbed. This may include local or general anesthesia depending on your procedure. Your doctor makes a small incision and inserts a hollow tube to loosen the fat deposits then suction them out of the body through the tube.
For more information on liposuction, please contact Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, MI.
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