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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 20, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and so many of us know someone in our lives who has been affected by this cancer. According to research done by The American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.  Since the year 2000, there has been a decrease in the breast cancer incidence rate and it continues to drop year over year.   At this time, there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the US alone.   There are several risk factors of breast cancer including being a woman, getting older, genetics, and having dense breast tissue.  There are also some…

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Total Body Makeover

October 11, 2016

A common request from our patients is for a Total Body Makeover.  What exactly does this mean? Often times, it means different things for different people.  Depending on the situation, we would recommend different procedures to achieve the best results for our patient. Usually, optimal results can be achieved with either a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction.  So, how do you know which procedure you are a candidate for?

Liposuction:

-Patient experiences stubborn fat deposits that diet and exercise won’t eliminate

-Patient is unable to achieve slim and toned body contours

-Patient is seeking custom-shaping results

-Patient is seeking a flatter stomach…

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Breast Augmentation: From A to a D. (Part C)

September 28, 2016

Another question you have probably been asking yourself is which type of implant do I choose? In this post, we will dive into the similarities and differences of Silicon and Saline Breast Implants.

Part C. Saline vs. Silicone

Silicone breast implants are filled with Silicone gel which can be a thick, sticky fluid or a semi-solid depending on the generation of the gel.  Silicone breast implants come in a variety of shapes including round and teardrop shaped.   When you use a silicone implant, you decrease the risk of the breast implant ripping and it has been said to feel more natural.  The flip side to a silicone implant is it may require a longer incision…

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September: Healthy Aging Month

September 28, 2016

September is Healthy Aging Month and we all know there are many more factors to aging than appearance alone. We don’t just want to age well physically, but mentally, socially, even financially. Although diet and exercise can play a crucial part in how we age physically, some factors, such as genetics or sun exposure can have visible effects on our skin.  As we grow older, we often see our skin become rougher and start to sag due to a loss of elasticity. Over time our skin may become more transparent and wrinkles may start to form around our eyes and mouth. Some may even experience a loss of fat below the skin in the cheeks, temples, chin, nose, and eye area that may result in loosening…

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September: Healthy Aging Month

September 28, 2016

September is Healthy Aging Month and we all know there are many more factors to aging than appearance alone. We don’t just want to age well physically, but mentally, socially, even financially. Although diet and exercise can play a crucial part in how we age physically, some factors, such as genetics or sun exposure can have visible effects on our skin.  As we grow older, we often see our skin become rougher and start to sag due to a loss of elasticity. Over time our skin may become more transparent and wrinkles may start to form around our eyes and mouth. Some may even experience a loss of fat below the skin in the cheeks, temples, chin, nose, and eye area that may result in loosening…

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Breast Augmentation: From A to a D. (Part B)

September 07, 2016

Now that we’ve talked about size, let’s switch gears and talk about how the shape of the implant can affect the overall look of your procedure.

Part B. Shape

Whether you are considering going up one cup size or interested in doubling your assets, Breast Augmentations are not necessarily just about size.  Sure, you can go from an A cup to a D cup, but there are other considerations for Breast Augmentation Surgery.

For example, with Breast Augmentation Surgery you can improve the shape of your breasts. By having a Breast Augmentation procedure, you can correct any asymmetry you may have and add fullness where volume may have been lost over time. …

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Breast Augmentation: From A to a D. (Part D)

August 31, 2016

So you have selected a size, shape, and type of implant for your Breast Augmentation Surgery. Now let’s talk about the procedure and what you can expect when you are recovering.

Part D: Surgery (and Recovery)   

As your Breast Augmentation procedure begins, the inframammary incision will most commonly be made along the natural crease beneath the breast.  The peri-areolar incision is then made around the edge of the areola.  Because of the location of the incisions, the scars from the procedure are easily hidden by the natural anatomy of the breast.

In most cases, patients will need to allow for two weeks off of work (although swelling may occur…

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Breast Augmentation: From A to a D.

August 31, 2016

Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be blogging about Breast Augmentations.  In this four-part blogging series, we will address the topics we hear about the most from our patients: Size, Shape, Saline vs. Silicone, and Surgery.

Part A. Size

Often the first thing patients want to talk about when discussing Breast Augmentation Surgery is what size implant they should use. We have all seen a range of celebrities from Pamela Anderson (who tends to lean towards a larger, fuller implant) to Kate Hudson (who opted for a smaller, more natural looking implant size).  Regardless of what celebrity Breast Augmentation you identify with, we can help you…

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Non-Surgical Double Chin Correction

February 29, 2016

Are you one of the many American consumers bothered by fullness under your chin? Plastic Surgeons of Lexington is pleased to announce the ability to offer a great new product, Kybella (deoxycholic acid), that can help improve this area of concern.  In fact, only a small minority of practices are able to do so thus far.

Fullness under the chin affects both men and woman and is one of the hallmarks of facial aging. The causes of this aesthetic facial deformity are multifactorial and include age, sun exposure, genetics, and fluctuations in weight.

Kybella is FDA approved for the correction of fullness under an individual’s chin, also known as the submental region. Kybella is…

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Category: Facial Surgery

Hair Transplant with NeoGraft

January 21, 2016

Plastic Surgeons of Lexington is pleased to announce the introduction of a new device to our practice – NeoGraft. We are the only practice offering this technology in central, northern, eastern, and southern Kentucky. Moreover, the closest NeoGraft device to many people in our state is Columbus, Ohio or Nashville, Tennessee. NeoGraft is a minimally invasive hair transplant device. During the procedure, individual follicles are removed from the donor area on the back of one’s head, where hair is genetically programmed to resist loss and then transplanted into the balding and thinning areas of the scalp. Unlike the traditional STRIP method, which requires the physician to surgically cut…

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