Last updated 1 month ago
With the new year upon us, many people are taking stock and thinking of the changes they would like to make. For some people, this means finally pursuing the plastic surgery they have always been thinking about getting. If you are dealing with excess skin on your stomach that diet and exercise won’t erase, a tummy tuck may be on your mind. The best way to learn about tummy tuck procedures is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Geoghegan. Here are some tips for preparing for your tummy tuck consultation so you come away with all of the information you need:
Consider Your Goals
One of the most important parts of getting ready for plastic surgery is to know your goals for the procedure. Dr. Geoghegan can help you understand if your goals are realistic and what results are really achievable. Knowing your goals helps your plastic surgeon plan your treatment and recommend the right procedures to get it done. For instance, if you hope to lose both excess skin in your abdomen and stubborn areas of fat, Dr. Geoghegan may recommend that you have both liposuction and a tummy tuck.
Write Down Your Medical Information
During your tummy tuck consultation, Dr. Geoghegan will take a detailed medical history. This is to flag any medications you’re taking or pre-existing conditions you have that could complicate your surgery or recovery. It can be hard to remember your entire medical history on the spot, so make a list of your medication and dosages, the dates of any past surgeries, the date of your last menstrual cycle, and other important details.
Bring a List of Questions
Nothing is worse than leaving an appointment and remembering a crucial question later. Make a list of the things you need to know about tummy tucks so you can get all of the information you need during your visit.
If you’re interested in a tummy tuck, make an appointment for a consultation at Oasis Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale. Dial (480) 619-5418 to set up an appointment and learn about all of our services.
Last updated 2 months ago
When you’ve made the decision to get breast implants, your next big choice is what size to get. Picking the right size for your implants can be a tough decision. It is a good idea to work closely with your plastic surgeon as you weigh your options. Here are some factors to keep in mind as you make your choice:
To choose the size of your implants, start by considering the size of your breasts now and your overall frame. Dr. Geoghegan will help you understand what size of implants you would need to achieve your desired look and if the size you’re envisioning would suit your frame. You should also think about how natural you want your breast implants to look. Some women prefer a modest increase in breast size, while others are more focused on achieving a much bigger size.
Are you considering breast implants? Schedule an appointment with Oasis Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale and start exploring your options. Our board certified plastic surgeon will help you pick the right implants to achieve the results you want. To make an appointment, please call (480) 619-5418.
Last updated 2 months ago
Sagging skin is a common complaint heard by cosmetic surgeons. Skin loosening happens to just about everyone with the passage of time. Sagging skin may appear on your face in the form of wrinkles and drooping eyelids, around your jawline in the form of jowls, and on your body in the form of loose skin. What exactly causes skin to sag, and what can a plastic surgeon do about it? Here is what you need to know:
For many people, sagging skin is just something that happens naturally with age. As the years go by, your skin loses collagen and elastin. These connective tissues help skin look plump and soft. As they disappear, your skin may flatten, droop, and generally look less youthful than before. Another contributing factor to age-related skin sagging is a loss of muscle tone. Your facial muscles become weaker as you get older, so they don’t prop up your skin as much as before. Dr. Geoghegan can recommend a range of treatments from dermal fillers or Botox to face lifts, to address these issues.
The sun causes skin sagging in two ways. First, the sun causes cell damage, which makes your complexion look dull, discolored, and wrinkly. Second, the sun breaks down the collagen and elastin in your skin, which speeds up the loosening caused by age. Many of the same treatments that address age-related sagging also address the effects of excess sun exposure.
Weight loss is a great thing for your overall health, but dramatic, sudden weight loss can also take a toll on the skin. When you lose a lot of weight, particularly if you lose it fast, you may be left with saggy, excess skin. This skin will not respond to diet and exercise efforts; however, Dr. Geoghegan can remove the skin and give you a leaner appearance.
Sagging skin isn’t something you have to live with. With the holidays behind us, why not give yourself the gift of a new you and make an appointment with Oasis Plastic Surgery? Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Geoghegan will help you choose the right cosmetic procedure or plastic surgery to address your skin woes. Learn more by calling our Scottsdale office at (480) 619-5418.