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.
Discover the many ways in which cosmetic surgery could give you the look you want.
From trying to hide the effects of aging to improving the contours and shape of your body, there are many reasons people turn to our Grand Rapids, MI, cosmetic surgeon Dr. John Jacobucci for treatment. Learn more about some of the most popular cosmetic surgery options to help you determine if one of them can best meet your aesthetic goals.
The purpose behind cosmetic surgery is to enhance and improve your appearance and with it, you’ll also enjoy a boost to your confidence. Cosmetic surgery can be performed just about anywhere on the body to focus on creating a more even and proportional look. Some of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in Grand Rapids include:
- Breast augmentation
Breast augmentation (sometimes referred to as a breast enlargement) is a great way for women to get fuller and shapelier breasts. It’s also a good option for women who are dealing with noticeably different breast sizes to achieve symmetry. A silicone or saline implant is placed inside the breast to augment the shape and size.
A facelift is a great option for someone who is dealing with moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles, sagging and folds. As we age, we lose volume and contouring in our face. While there are other cosmetic treatments available to temporarily reduce lines and wrinkles, a facelift is the only way to reduce more serious signs of aging and to smooth the skin. While there are nonsurgical ways to revitalize the skin, these can’t provide nearly the same results as a facelift.
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for removing unwanted fat from certain areas of the body like the thighs, abdomen and back. A small instrument is inserted under the skin and the fat is vacuumed out through the instrument. Depending on your treatment goals, liposuction can take multiple hours to complete.
Have questions about getting cosmetic or plastic surgery in Grand Rapids, MI? Want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for one of these treatments? If so, give our office a call to schedule a cosmetic consultation.
Your self-confidence is a vital part of feeling good about the way you look, successful and enjoyable face-to-face interactions, and your happiness as a whole. If you have considered a breast augmentation to further boost your confidence, and help you feel good about your appearance, you may not know where to start when it comes to information on starting your journey. However, your cosmetic surgeon can help you answer any questions and address any concerns you may have about this procedure. Find out more about breast augmentation with Dr. John Iacobucci in Grand Rapids, MI.
Who is a candidate for breast augmentation?
The nature of breast augmentation surgery makes this a truly personal choice which many patients must think about thoroughly before committing to. It is important to keep in mind that a breast augmentation should be done for you and you alone. Patients should be physically and medically healthy, not pregnant or nursing, and have fully developed breasts. Patients should have realistic expectations for their results after their augmentation. A good candidate for breast augmentation may have uneven or asymmetrical breasts or simply be dissatisfied that their breasts are too small, are not ideally shaped, or lack volume.
What can I expect after a breast augmentation?
A breast augmentation is a serious surgical procedure with significant recovery times. Though every patient is different and experiences a different recovery period, most report that the initial pain associated with the procedure lasts about four days. After this time, you will probably need several weeks before the pain stops altogether and you return back to normal.
Breast Augmentation Surgery in Grand Rapids, MI
Breast augmentation surgery is a powerful tool for improving confidence and self-esteem and can improve the appearance of your breasts and correct issues with fullness and symmetry. A breast augmentation is different from a breast lift, which treats issues like severe drooping or sagging. In some cases, these two procedures can be performed at the same time to both lift and fill out the breasts. Your doctor is your best source of information on these matters and a consultation can help you make the best decision for you.
For more information on breast augmentation, please contact Dr. John Iacobucci in Grand Rapids, MI. Call 616-974-0100 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Iacobucci today!
Do you think you need a tummy tuck?
If you're unhappy with your appearance after giving birth or a dramatic weight loss, then your Grand Rapids, MI, doctor Dr. John Iacobucci at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids can help.
Dieting and exercise aren't always the solution to shedding stubborn fat around the waistline. That's why your Grand Rapids doctor offers his patients a tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty.
What is a tummy tuck?
It is the surgical removal of extra fat and skin around your stomach or abdomen and tightening the muscles in that region. The goal of this procedure is to give you a flatter and tighter stomach, but why you should consider a tummy tuck?
- Dieting and exercise aren't improving the appearance of your abdomen
- Excess skin after a dramatic weight loss
- Pregnancy reducing skin elasticity
Procedure and Recovery:
The procedure lasts from one to five hours, but this depends on everyone's unique body and how they wish their abdomen to look after the surgery. The doctor will make an incision starting above the pubic bone area until the lower abdomen or around the back. Excess skin is removed from the muscle tissue by your doctor separating them. The muscle tissue is then tightened so you have a well-defined waistline, the incision is closed and the skin is stitched back.
- Get plenty of rest and limit your movement to help speed up the healing and recovery process.
- Stitches are removed shortly after the surgery but the exact timing depends on your procedure and body.
- You can continue normal activities within two weeks.
- Your body may need a year to adapt to your new body.
- Proper diet and exercise may help the procedure last longer.
- The body may experience swelling so medication is prescribed to help manage pain and discomfort.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding a tummy tuck, give your Grand Rapids, MI, doctor Dr. John Iacobucci a call.
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