Category: Body

After tummy tuck.

Many patients wonder what to expect during recovery from a tummy tuck. There have been quite a few very beneficial events within the field of plastic surgery that are enhancing recovery from a tummy tuck.

First, the latest change that we have brought to our practice is a drainless approach that in select cases, allows us to avoid the use of drains. While still sometimes necessary, drains are inconvenient and a source of irritation. When possible, eliminating drains from the postoperative care of a tummy tuck can be a real bonus to our patients.

Next, we have been using Exparel to reduce the postoperative pain from a tummy tuck. This medication has been around for a few years, and it has dramatically changed the patient experience. Like a local anesthetic, Exparel numbs the nerve fibers that cause pain. However, it is unlike a traditional local anesthetic because it can have a three day duration. By that time, many patients are able to remain quite comfortable just by using an oral non-narcotic.

As always, our efforts are directed at providing a pleasuring surgical result with the quickest and simpliest postoperative recovery possible. If you’d like to chat more, please contact our office through our phone or online systems.

Take a peak at the videos we’ve put together on this topic. You can find them at both our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8rUqx7Ib33Dn6v80IknIbA or here on our webpage: http://videos.brzowski.com/

By: Brian Brzowski Categories:Body

The Plastic Surgery Channel Rocks!

In 2012, a plastic surgery colleague of mine founded The Plastic Surgery Channel to showcase important stories for plastic surgery patients and provide legitimate, board certified plastic surgeons a platform to present valuable patient educational materials.

Two years ago, and after careful consideration, I decided to join this group. My experience with these amazingly brilliant, dedicated, and conscientious colleagues of mine has been phenomenal. I’ve had many opportunities to interact with them, assist in producing educational videos with them, and we’ve spent many hours discussing issues important to patients and the specialty of plastic surgery.

This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend one of the many video production sessions at The Plastic Surgery Channel’s film studios in Dallas, TX. During this visit, I moderated panel discussions on Fat Grafting and bizarre Cases. Furthermore, I was on panels that talked about scar management, surgeon review sites and awake surgical cases.

Independently, I filmed shots about having the right size breast (#therightsizematters), what the priorities are in breast augmentation, and the associations/societies that patients should look to see that their surgeon is a member of. Keep your eyes open for the videos to be added to my video gallery in the near future.

You’ll also notice that my video gallery will include videos from my colleagues at The Plastic Surgery Channel. Because these are trusted, respectable colleagues, I am grateful to share their opinions with you. It is nearly impossible for me to individually create videos on every topic of potential interest to you all, so I’m publishing these for you to learn from.

Thanks for taking the time to support us and your fellow patients.

By: Brian Brzowski Categories:Body, Breast, Breast Augmentation, Uncategorized

Tummy Tuck Sustains Weight Loss

TIGHTEN UP TO KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF

Your weight-loss surgery was a success! You’ve reached your goal weight, and you’re feeling great — but what about that loose, hanging skin?

We offer a variety of options for surgery after weight loss in Salt Lake City, including tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), arm lift(brachioplasty), belt lipectomy (often called a lower body lift), buttock lift, thigh lift, facelift and breast lift, either with breast implants or without.

And, beyond improving your appearance, studies have shown that there are significant health benefits to receiving a follow-up surgery after weight loss. Patients are more likely to stay slimmed down when their excess skin is removed, according to research published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Swiss researchers looked at the long-term weight outcomes of bariatric-surgery patients, comparing 98 who had body-contouring procedures with 102 patients who did not. Within two years after undergoing gastric bypass, the patients lost an average of almost 100 pounds. Those who had a tummy tuck regained less weight over time: an average of just over 1 pound per year, compared with 4 pounds per year for patients who did not.

After accounting for the weight of excess skin removed, the average patient who had gastric bypass regained nearly 50 pounds, while those who also had body contouring regained an average of only 14 pounds.

Body-contouring procedures can dramatically improve all of the daily-life activities of weight-loss patients. Another major health bonus is that removing the folds of excess skin decreases the risk of infection and improves healing after surgery.

View our tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) photos, arm lift (brachioplasty) photos and lower body lift (belt lipectomy) photos for examples of how Brzowski Plastic Surgery can help you sculpt the body of your [...]

By: Brian Brzowski Categories:Body, Plastic Surgery

From Kim Kardashian to Angelina Jolie: The Most Wanted Celebrity Body Parts

Hollywood beauties certainly set the bar high when it comes to physical perfection. So, which celebrity body parts do women most covet? To find out, RealSelf.com — an online community focused on cosmetic surgery procedures — took a look in its forums to see whose names popped up the most.

Kim Kardashian’s butt (which can be replicated with a buttock lift) is the most requested celebrity feature among women seeking cosmetic surgery, according to Alicia Nakamoto, a representative for RealSelf. (There was, of course, a woman who reportedly spent $30,000 to look like Kardashian.)

Other frequently mentioned A-listers include Beyonce (butt), Madonna (anti-aging for face and hands), Angelina Jolie (cheeks, lips), Rihanna (skin lightening), Jennifer Lawrence (nose), Jennifer Lopez (butt), Kate Middleton (nose, smile) and Julia Roberts (lips, smile).

Popularity fluctuates according to events as well. When “Maleficent” hit theaters, more women began asking plastic surgeons about Angelina Jolie’s cheekbones. When “Jersey Shore” was popular, Snooki’s dental improvements had people wondering how to get their teeth as white as hers. And, “Bachelorette” Krista sparked interest in post-natal “mommy makeovers.”

But, Nakamoto says that most people considering plastic surgery don’t mention famous people at all. “They just want to fix something very personal and go on with their lives feeling more confident with themselves,” she explained.

By: Brian Brzowski Categories:Body, Face, Plastic Surgery