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4 Reasons for Breast Augmentation

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Have you thought about getting a breast augmentation lately? Do you feel unsatisfied with your current size? We are here to help lift your confidence, however that may look. Here are the top reasons to get a breast augmentation, read below and see if this is for you.

1. Confidence
You are not happy with your current size, be it too small or too big. Breast augmentations are not just to go bigger but you can also downsize if you feel uncomfortable. You do this for yourself to make yourself feel happier. You only have one body so why not be comfortable in it!

2. Satisfaction
In a study done by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 98% of women surveyed felt satisfied with their results. If you know you are ready, then you can almost guarantee you will feel happier and more confident afterward. We want you to be satisfied with whatever you choose is best for your body!

3. Easy Recovery
Most surgeries only take a few hours and many people are able to return to work after a couple of days. Typically, after one-week patients feel comfortable enough to return to their normal activities.

4. Long Lasting Results
Breast implants are very durable and may only need to be touched up after a decade or longer. Follow up appointments are scheduled to ensure your assets are recovering and healing properly.

If you feel ready to alter your body to create the best version of yourself then call us today for a consultation. We are here to help you feel comfortable and happy in the body you were given. Why not make a change to live a happier life if you can?

5 Botox Myths

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Let’s set the record straight. Botox™ is perhaps one of the greatest (and most commercially accepted) cosmetic advancements of the 20th century. However, even after gaining worldwide fandom as the ultimate wrinkle reducer, several completely untrue myths surrounding Botox™ persist. Here is the truth behind five inaccurate myths regarding Botox™:
Myth #1: Botox can give me botulism.
Fact: It is a myth that cosmetic Botox™ consists of botulism (a serious illness with symptoms similar to food poisoning that can lead to paralysis). The reality is that Botox™ is made from a purified protein that is derived from the toxin. There has been extensive research and testing on Botox™ to ensure it is both safe and effective for users.
Myth #2: It’s painful and I’ll bruise.

Fact: Treatments shouldn’t be painful but that all has to do with the expertise of your injector. Done well, Botox™ is actually not very painful at all. Bruising can occur any time a needle is stuck in the skin, but it is very unlikely.

Myth #3: Botox™ only works for facial lines and wrinkles.

Fact: Botox™ was originally approved for medical conditions involving the eyes. Doctors discovered its potential cosmetic use while treating these patients. Since then, Botox™ has received approval for a range of medical conditions. This includes eyelid muscle spasms, chronic migraines, cervical dystonia, overactive bladder and excessive underarm sweating.
Myth #4: Botox™ builds up in the body over time.
Fact: Botox™ does not accumulate in the body. Furthermore, new nerve impulses are regenerated in three to four months when treatments are cosmetically administered. Re-treatment is required to maintain the desired results. If treatments are discontinued, the muscles will resume their previous activity level.

Myth #5: Botox™ will give a “frozen” or expressionless face.

Fact: Botox™ relaxes wrinkle-producing facial muscles at the point of injection. These injection points are around deep lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, forehead furrows, and smile lines. Botox™ does not affect other muscles involved in overall facial expressions. You will still be able to display a wide range of expressions.

If you are interested in any of the above treatments or have questions about Botox™, give us a call at San Antonio Office Phone Number 210-496-2639 to schedule a consult. We look forward to making you look and feel beautiful with Botox™ treatments!

3 Essential Questions to Ask Before Plastic Surgery

3 Essential Questions to Ask Before Plastic Surgery

As you were taught throughout school, there’s no such thing as a bad question. Deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery is a big (and ultimately life-changing) decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s important that you feel comfortable and confident enough with your surgeon to voice any questions or concerns you may have. To help prep for your upcoming consultation, we put together a list of the top three essential questions you should ask to ensure a pleasant and safe cosmetic surgery experience.

1. Are you board certified?

First and foremost, you need to be sure that your surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. If the answer is yes, you can move forward with the procedure feeling comfortable at the fact that you are in the hands of a nationally-accredited and state-certified facility. Being board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is a testament to having attained the highest level of training, expertise, and experience.

2. What type of anesthesia will I receive?

As with any surgery, you can expect to be put under anesthesia. Whether it be local or general, anesthesia is statistically very safe when administered by a qualified anesthesiologist. We recommend asking your surgeon for a chance to meet your designated anesthesiologist before your operation, as a way to help calm your nerves and give you an opportunity to ask any further questions you may have.

3. What will the total cost be?

The cost of each procedure will vary per person. Typically, insurance will not cover any elected cosmetic surgery. Fortunately, we have plenty of different financial options and payment plans for you to choose from.

If you have any additional questions, concerns, or are interested in setting up a consult, call San Antonio Office Phone Number 210-496-2639 today!

How Botox Can Change Your Life!

how botox can change your life

BOTOX has a long history dating all the way back to the 1950’s, when it was first purified into a crystalline form for cosmetic purposes. In the years to come, doctors began researching the many uses and benefits of BOTOX—like reversing the effects of lazy eyes, facial spasms and the decrease of frown lines. In 2002, the FDA approved Botox for its use in the improvement of crow’s feet, glabellar lines, forehead wrinkles and so on.
Today, the FDA continues to approve the expansion of Botox to other parts of the body, treating both physical and mental impediments, and truly changing the lives of millions of people across the world. Thus, we’ve put together a list of different ways you can incorporate BOTOX into your life, that isn’t just for getting rid of wrinkles.

1. Migraine Headaches

Typically, BOTOX for migraines happen every three months and are injected into your neck, the back of your head, your upper back, your temples, your forehead and the bridge of your nose. Patients who received consecutive injection sessions reported less headaches, stress, nausea and hypersensitivity.

2. Excessive Underarm Sweating

Those who suffer from the embarrassment of excessive sweating can finally take control. When BOTOX is injected, the sweat glands essentially become paralyzed, making deodorant a thing of the past!

3. Overactive Bladder

BOTOX helps overactive bladders by relaxing the muscles that cause contractions which lead to those frequent trips to the bathroom. The benefits of this procedure can last up to a year!

4. Boost of Confidence

Let’s face it; our appearance and the perception that we have of ourselves matters to us. BOTOX is proven to give patients a newfound confidence and happiness. After all, when you look good, you feel good!

Interested in learning more about BOTOX or want to schedule an appointment? Give us a call at San Antonio Office Phone Number 210-496-2639 to get started on your journey!

5 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself After Botox

5 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself After Botox

Botox: FDA approved magic that makes tired, wrinkly, old skin a thing of the past. As thrilling and innovative as Botox is, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and jump right back into the real world and presume your life as you normally would. However, one thing many people seem to not realize is that Botox does in fact require you to take a little extra care of yourself shortly after the procedure.
1. Limit Your Exercise: As adamant as you may be about getting back to your strict workout routine, we suggest taking a day off so that the Botox can fully settle into your body, giving you the absolute best results
2. Avoid Touching The Treated Area: The skin and area surrounding the injections will more likely than not be sensitive and leave a slight feeling of discomfort. It’s highly important that you refrain from touching the area, as keeping the area clean of bacteria allows the injection sites to recover without any repercussions.
3. No Alcohol Consumption: When it comes to injections like Botox, we advise to avoid any alcohol for one day before and after the procedure. This is to prevent any negative reactions or results, and to minimize bruising.
4. Sleep Facing Up: The recovery time varies anywhere from one to four hours, depending on how your body reacts. Many people resort to taking a short nap to get rid of any discomfort that they may be feeling. With sleep, comes the risk of accidentally laying on your face. It’s best to avoid sleeping altogether until the swelling goes down, but if you must, do it only on your back, with your face positioned up.
5. Steer Clear From Heat: After Botox, the area injected is typically a bit red, therefore the skin itself will be very sensitive, especially to sun or heat exposure. It’s important to avoid any excess sun exposure until the red surpasses.
Taking care of your body during the healing process is crucial. Luckily for you, we’re here to help every step of the way! For more information on Botox, give our office a call at San Antonio Office Phone Number 210-496-2639!

3 Tips on Plastic Surgery Preparation

Plastic surgery preparation.

Preparing for surgery is so much more than making appointments and taking time off of work. Make sure you’re preparing your body by giving it the essentials it needs for a safe and successful surgery.

1. Make the Appointment When You’re Healthy:
It’s important for your body to undergo surgery when it is at its peak health to ensure a more speedy and safe recovery. Relatively good health ensures that your immune system is ready to take on all of the healing and stress your body may be under during this time. Although it may be difficult to predict future illnesses, keeping up with your health a few weeks prior to the appointment is crucial as the appointment may have to be rescheduled if your immune system is too weak.

2. Make Sure You’re Hydrated: You put your body through an immense amount of stress when undergoing surgery, so hydration is key. Being fully hydrated helps cleanse the body of toxins that could prevent a speedier recovery. The day of surgery, water intake is significantly decreased so preparing your body with an influx of high quality water each day weeks in advance will ease the entire process. There are other instructions that your surgeon may give you in advance regarding your specific procedure, but your body’s overall health and hydration is your first priority.

3. Increase your Intake of Vitamins: There are a variety of vitamins that can assist with healing and recovery regarding scarring and reducing the chance of any infection that a surgery may cause. Adding supplements to your diet such as vitamin A, vitamin C, copper and zinc will increase your immune system and give your body and health the boost it needs. Filling your body up with supplements that will elevate your body’s overall health will make sure your body is prepared for the entire surgery and recovery process after.

For any of your surgery preparation needs and consultations please reach out to our office by calling210-496-2639.

How Plastic Surgery Can Improve Your Life

How plastic surgery can improve your life.

Plastic surgery can be performed for many different reasons. From breast implants and rhinoplasty to a tummy tuck, there are different procedures that can be done to help achieve your every need. Whether you are thinking about getting plastic surgery to enhance your image, or need to undergo surgery to correct an imperfection, here are a few ways plastic surgery can improve your life.

• Confidence is sometimes wavering. It changes daily from the color of lipstick you choose to wear for the night or a new pair of heels vs flip flops, but ultimately is a force that is internal and connected with the way you perceive yourself. If there is something that you want to change or enhance, getting plastic surgery can help you to achieve these goals. Though material items can improve your confidence on occasion, when you love how you look, your confidence radiates. Your friends and family will spot the difference by the way you carry yourself, and the newly found voice that appears stronger, prouder and all in all, more confident.

• Health can be drastically improved if there are underlying problems caused by excess weight. With a tummy tuck, abdominal muscles are tightened and fat/skin removed. The extra weight that is removed can relieve the pressure on the lower back, providing relief and support to your spine. Another health improvement is the relief for the many women who suffer from neck and back pain because of large breasts. Breast reduction may relieve muscle aches and enable you to be more active in different physical activities. In terms of reshaping the nose, rhinoplasty allows more airflow through the nasal passage and reduces the congestion present with a deviated septum.

• Happiness is the end goal. Feeling confident and healthier affects the happiness in your life. When you feel better, both physically and emotionally, it reflects on the quality of your life. Everything appears to be better, brighter, and fuller!

We want to help you achieve your happiness. Call our office today210-496-2639 for a consultation. Let us help you take the next step towards a more confident, healthy, and happy life.

Busting The Top 3 Botox Myths

Busting the botox myth.

Let’s face it; aging is inevitable. With aging, comes everybody’s worst nightmare, wrinkles. Luckily, you’re able to turn back the clock with Botox. Botox, also known as Botulinum toxin type A, is a non-surgical procedure in which injections are used to weaken certain muscles by blocking nerves, therefore lessening the appearance of facial wrinkles! On average, more than 6.7 million people get Botox per year, with the statistics increasing more and more as time goes on. With the ever-increasing popularity of Botox, there’s also an influx of misconceptions and myths about the procedure. That being said, below are the top three myths regarding Botox!

Myth #1: Botox is painful.

One of the most common misconceptions about Botox treatment is that it hurts. When people think of Botox, they automatically think of big, scary needles. However, this is false. The needles used for Botox injections are typically very small, therefore the level of pain is as well. Most patients report back very minimal pain. In fact, many compare the pain level to being equivalent of simply getting a shot at your general practitioner.

Myth #2: Botox is a Long Procedure

A lot of people think of Botox as a long and drawn out service. This is completely false. In fact, Botox is often referred to as a “Lunch Time Treatment” because of how short and harmless the procedure is. The average Botox treatment clocks in at around fifteen minutes. After the initial service, you can expect to see results anywhere from 24-72 hours, with the full effect becoming noticeable between 7-10 days.

Myth #3: Botox is Toxic

Many skeptics of Botox assume that it is toxic to the human body. We can assure you that Botox is 100% safe, non-harmful, and has a well-established safety history. While it is true that Botox is derived from Botulinum, it’s actually just an isolated piece of protein from the bacteria. Because of this, one does not need to worry about the potential of botulism. Botox has also gone through heavy research trials and has even been given the stamp of approval by the FDA (the Food and Drug Administration).

We believe in doing what makes you happy. If you feel that Botox could increase your self-confidence, or just want to get rid of those pesky wrinkles, don’t waste another minute. Give our office a call at210-496-2639 to start your journey to smooth, young, wrinkle-free skin.

Get Your Best Beach Body

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It is almost bathing suit season! Spring is the perfect time to get into shape so that you will feel your best during the summer months. There is still plenty of time to give you your best beach body with one of our cosmetic procedures.

Surgical Options

Body Contouring

Body contouring involves the removal of excess skin, while also improving the shape of internal tissues. Body contouring has several procedure options including facelift, breast lift, tummy tuck, arm lift, and lower body lifts. Results of body contouring are generally long lasting.

A popular option under the realm of body sculpting is CoolScultping. CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive treatment that uses cold temperatures to reduce fat. This is gaining popularity as it is virtually pain free and natural. You can expect to see results from this treatment in 2-4 months.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentations, breast lifts and breast reductions are among the most popular cosmetic surgeries. Many women turn to a breast augmentation to enhance their natural bust and boost their confidence with summer fashions.

Non-Surgical Options

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective alternative to shaving unwanted body hair. This procedure is safe enough to be used almost anywhere on the body. Laser hair removal works by using a laser to target selected hair follicles with infrared light. This treatment needs to be completed three to five times in order to fully stunt hair growth.

Injectables

Injectables are used to fill or restore volume to the face and to treat fine lines and wrinkles. These treatments can be performed in office and can take as little as 10 minutes. Results can be seen in 24 – 48 hours and can last up to 4 months.

If you are interested in a cosmetic treatment to have you feeling confident for summer, give our office a call to schedule a consultation today at San Antonio Office Phone Number 210-496-2639.

Everyday Habits Causing Wrinkles

everyday habits Getting old isn’t everyone’s favorite, especially when your skin starts to show your age and make you appear older. And while you may be doing whatever you can to prevent them from appearing (you wear your sunscreen and don’t smoke) here they are anyway across your face for everyone to see. But did you know that there are subtle, everyday habits that may be contributing to your wrinkles as well? Here are a few habits that allow wrinkles to sneak their way on to your face:

Excessive Face Scrubbing: When you are washing your face, be gentle with your skin. If you are scrubbing your skin too hard and using a harsh facewash with chemicals in it, the combination of both could result in wrinkles.

Applying Products and Makeup: When you are putting on makeup, try to use products that glide easily onto your skin. Tugging and pulling can be too hard on your skin.

Sipping on a Straw: If you have a daily straw habit, that repetitive movement could cause wrinkles. Over time, you will notice lines and wrinkles around your lips. Try to ditch the straw to ditch the habit.

Squinting: We all know that squinting is the main cause for crow’s feet. To avoid the feet and to protect that delicate fine skin around your eyes, wear sunglasses. Your skin and eyes will thank you for that.

Belly or Side Sleeping: When you are sleeping at night and your face has contact with your pillow, it is pulling and stretching your skin. If you could, try sleeping on your back to avoid the face to pillow contact.

Stress: We all know that stress can have multiple negative effects in your life. When you are stressed, you tend to wear that expression on your face. Try your best to let go of those stresses and things in your life that make you frown or furrow your brows. Your face (and your life) will notice the big change.

If you noticed that your skin is already forming wrinkles due to some of these reasons, we are here to help. We offer a variety of procedures to help you restore your skin to your youthful self. Call our office for more information and to schedule your appointment with us today at San Antonio Office Phone Number 210-496-2639!