Cosmetic Surgery Q & A
The surgeons at Beverly Oaks offer a wide variety of cosmetic surgery options to help patients achieve the appearance of their dreams. Some of the popular services include the following:
Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, breast augmentation involves using implants to create fuller breasts or to restore breasts that may have lost volume due to weight loss or pregnancy. If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, augmentation surgery is a choice to consider.
Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?
Ultimately, only you can decide whether or not breast augmentation is the right choice for you. But there are some questions you should consider before making your decision:
- Are you in good enough health for the surgery?
- Are your breasts fully developed?
- Are you unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts? And, if so, do you have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery?
Also known as nose surgery, rhinoplasty can change the size of your nose as well as alter the shape of the tip or bridge of your nose or the space between your nostrils. Rhinoplasty can also help with birth defects and some breathing problems.
Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
People who want to improve—but not completely change—their appearance are good candidates for rhinoplasty. You should also be in good health and have completed your final growth spurt (generally around 15 or 16 years of age for girls).
Full body lifts
A full body lift removes excess fat and skin to improve the shape and tone of the underlying tissue and diminish the appearance of cellulite. It’s generally used for these areas:
- Abdominal area
Am I a good candidate for a full body lift?
If you have poor skin elasticity because of aging, genetic factors, sun damage, or weight gain or loss, you may be a good candidate for a full body lift. It’s important to note that a full body lift doesn’t remove excess fat on its own, but it’s often used in conjunction with liposuction to tone and contour the body.
Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and tightens muscles in the area to create a smoother, firmer abdominal profile.
Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
If you’re in good health and relatively good shape and want to eliminate fat or tighten loosened muscles in your abdomen, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. The procedure is not meant for those who plan to lose a large amount of weight or for women who plan to get pregnant, as significant weight fluctuation will diminish the positive effects of the procedure.
Liposuction is a surgical operation that extracts excess fat deposits to slim, reshape, and contour the body. It can be used to remove fat deposits in the:
- Abdomen and waist
- Calves and ankles
- Cheeks, neck, and chin
- Hips and buttocks
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Upper arms
Am I a good candidate for liposuction?
The best candidates for liposuction are normal-weight people with firm, elastic skin. Age isn’t a huge factor, but it should be noted that skin elasticity generally decreases as people grow older, so that should be taken into consideration when you’re making your decision. You should also be in good health, as people with diabetes, high blood pressure, and lung or heart disease are at higher risk for complications from liposuction.