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An accredited plastic surgeon understands that plastic surgery involves serious operations to help patients improve the quality of their lives. For this reason, they take the time to undergo extensive training, education, and accreditation that allow them to provide patients with the safest operating procedures possible. The official website of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery can help patients locate certified plastic surgeons and avoid the dangers of visiting non-accredited surgeons.
Non-accredited plastic surgeons aren’t prepared for medical complications.
A non-accredited medical center is not overseen by the Texas Medical Board and therefore may not have sterile operating rooms that are regularly inspected for safety and equipped to handle medical complications. Patients who choose accredited plastic surgeons undergo their operations in hospitals where their surgeons are prepared to handle common medical emergencies that can arise. Hospitals are also regularly inspected to ensure optimal patient health and safety.
Non-accredited plastic surgeons can cause permanent disabilities.
When serious medical complications arise during surgery, the plastic surgeon needs to be able to identify the signs and administer the most effective treatment. If doctors don’t have the experience or training necessary to recognize these symptoms, the patient can quickly develop an infection. This can lead to permanent disfigurement, disabilities, and even death. Also, a non-accredited surgeon is more likely to “botch” the surgery, creating unnatural, displeasing results in the final look.
Non-accredited plastic surgeons don’t use an anesthesiologist.
Non-accredited med spas and medical offices offer procedures during which the patient is placed under light anesthesia and is kept awake throughout the procedure. This has led a number of patients to experience intense pain during their surgeries. Accredited plastic surgeons, on the other hand, have a trained anesthesiologist present throughout the procedure so that they can monitor a patient’s level of pain and administer a safe dosage of medication.
Dr. Joseph M. Perlman of Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre is a leading plastic surgeon in Houston. Not only is Dr. Perlman a board-certified plastic surgeon, but also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. To schedule an appointment, call (281) 205-4006.
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During a tummy tuck procedure, a plastic surgeon removes fat from the patient’s lower abdomen and tightens his or her abdominal muscles. This procedure allows a surgeon to remove pockets of fat that may not disappear through diet and exercise alone. Before performing a tummy tuck, a plastic surgeon will consult with the patient to ensure that his or her body can benefit from the surgery.
Removal of Excess Body Fat
Tummy tucks help patients who have lost a significant amount of fat in a short period of time, resulting in loose, sagging skin. If a patient is obese for a number of years before he or she loses weight, sudden weight reduction can cause the skin to wrinkle and the muscles to stay relaxed even after the weight is lost. New mothers often experience these same symptoms following pregnancy. A plastic surgeon uses a tummy tuck to improve these symptoms by removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles.
Improved Appearance and Profile
Tightening the loose abdominal skin can make a patient look and feel significantly younger. Patients who undergo tummy tuck procedures often report an increase in self-confidence and satisfaction in being able to wear any outfit they desire. In addition, tummy tuck procedures are often used to remove stretch marks and sagging skin in women who have recently given birth.
Ability to Enjoy an Active Life
Excessive abdominal weight can make it difficult for an individual to move comfortably without experiencing back pain and strain. A tummy tuck allows patients to participate in physical activities that they once found difficult because they were restricted by abdominal weight.
If you’re interested in learning more about what a tummy tuck can do for you, call Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre in Houston, Texas at (281) 205-4006. In order to help our patients achieve their goals, our staff carefully evaluates their needs and develops customized treatment plans. This approach helps us fulfill our mission of bringing out the best in each patient.
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Breast augmentation surgery can enhance the quality of a patient’s life by allowing her to feel comfortable and confident in her appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeons make it possible for women to have the breast size and shape they have always desired through a safe surgical procedure. After breast augmentation surgery, a patient will be able to confidently and comfortably wear certain shirts and dresses that never fit her properly before.
In this video, a woman who chose breast augmentation surgery shares how the procedure has improved her self-esteem and self-confidence. She shares her personal experience in deciding whether or not this surgery was the best way for her to achieve her goals for personal appearance. Her story can help other women who are considering this treatment option.
Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre of Houston understands the importance of carefully consulting with each patient to create an individualized treatment plan. To schedule an appointment to discuss breast augmentation, call us at (281) 205-4006 or visit our website.
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Bariatric surgery helps patients who are obese lose a substantial amount of weight in a short period of time in order to live healthier lives. Even though patients may be pleased with the results of their surgery at first, they often notice sagging skin in areas where they have lost fatty tissue. When a patient’s skin begins to deflate and sag, the patient may feel very self-conscious about his or her physical appearance. Fortunately, body-contouring procedures like tummy tucks and body lifts can directly address these issues and give the patient newfound confidence. A body-contouring procedure:
Removes sagging skin:
As a person gains weight, the skin of his or her body must expand to accommodate the pockets of fat that develop. This causes skin to stretch and lose its elasticity. When a bariatric surgery patient loses a significant amount of weight, the skin may not return to its previous state. Body contouring can remove the sagging skin that commonly develops around a patient’s face, neck, upper arms, and abdomen.
Studies have shown that patients who develop sagging skin become very self-conscious about their physical appearance and have difficulty participating in normal social situations. Because body contouring removes patches of sagging skin and helps patients improve their physical appearance, these procedures allow for better self-image and confidence in social interactions.
Reduces physical problems:
Excessive sagging skin can limit a patient’s ability to move comfortably and participate in physical activities. Maintaining good hygiene by properly cleaning and drying the skin can also be difficult. If bacteria get trapped in folds of excess skin, they can cause the patient to develop a skin rash known as intertrigo. Because body contouring removes excess skin, it eliminates these associated physical problems.
Dr. Joseph M. Perlman of Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre has more than 30 years of medical experience. Dr. Perlman works with each patient to ensure that they are knowledgeable and comfortable when it comes to undergoing plastic surgery. To schedule a surgical consultation, call (281) 205-4006.
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If you are considering cosmetic breast surgery, you are not alone. Hundreds of thousands of women in America undergo cosmetic procedures every year to improve the appearance of their breasts. In fact, breast augmentation is the number one cosmetic surgical procedure for women in America. Whether you feel your breasts are too small, too large, or could just benefit from better symmetry, there is a breast surgery that could work for you. You can experience increased self-confidence after visiting your Houston plastic surgeon for breast surgery. Check out this infographic to learn more about breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reductions, and breast surgery revision. Schedule a consultation with your surgeon, and you’ll be well on your way to looking the way you’ve always wanted to!