Monday, November 3, 2014

It's Not Too Late!

It's not too late to have that cosmetic surgical procedure in time for the holidays.   If you get going right now you can have the surgery and be healed and ready to celebrate the holidays with a new confidence.  Patients report that something like a breast lift or a tummy tuck is not only physical, but also mental and emotional.  If you lack confidence in social situations and want to feel better about yourself and have contemplated changing something for years, now might be the right time.  At least ask the questions so you know what can and cannot be done.  Get the process started.   We even have some financing options available.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Get Ready For The Holidays!

Almost all cosmetic surgeries (as well as any surgery, I guess) take some time for the final result.   Tissues need to soften and swelling needs to go down.  The skin needs to relax and find it's final shape.  Often after surgery, there is considerable extra fluid in the tissues that just takes time to leach out.   This process sometimes can take a few weeks and in some cases even a few months for the final result to be reached.   But, the good news is that there is still time to have your surgery and be in great, new shape in time for the holidays!    A breast augmentation or a tummy tuck can make a great Christmas gift.   Especially if it's given early enough so that you can be recovered and feeling great in time for that slinky dress at that New Years' Party!   Don't wait much longer though.  Get moving.   (word of caution:   before you give your loved one a gift certificate for a tummy tuck, you better make sure that your relationship is secure and that she would love to have one, so she doesn't get offended.  I had a neighbor once that gave his wife a Thigh Buster 500 for Christmas.   He thought it was a great gift as she was a little heavier on the lower half or her body than the top.   He spent a very cold Christmas...and it wasn't the weather.     If  your wife has  never mentioned her tummy, perhaps a  gift certificate for a generic  procedure of her choice at Dr. Sellers' office might be a better option.   Then the two of you together can come see Dr. Sellers and decide what would be best.  

Monday, September 29, 2014

Breast Reduction Surgery

Many patients that come in to visit with the Doctor about breast reduction surgery have thought about it for a long time--sometimes several years--but have now come to the point that they just can't stand it anymore and want to do something.   Breast reduction surgery has a very high satisfaction rate.   I can't think of anyone who has ever had it done that hasn't been very happy with the surgery and it's results.   Almost immediately, the back, neck, and shoulder pain is reduced.   Most women find that the discomfort associated with their surgery is less that what they expected.   Most women are pleasantly surprised that within a few days they are up and about living their daily  lives.   Don't put it off if you've been thinking about it.   At least get your questions answered and find out if it's the right procedure for you.   Make sure that you find a surgeon that's board certified and has a lot of experience in breast surgery.   It makes a lot of difference in the final results.  

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Full Face Laser Resurfacing

As we age, our skin starts to sag and wrinkle especially in our face.   Our skin gets lots and lots of little wrinkles that resemble crepe paper.  We get major sagging, too.,  Jowling and  deep creases from our noses and chin develop.  Our necks suffer, too.  We lose the fat pads in our cheeks and just start to look old.  A full face laser resurfacing is a marvelous treatment to actually change the texture of the skin.,   It erases the crepey little wrinkles around the mouth and eyes.  It makes the cheeks smooth again.  There is no question that there is some down time for recovery.   We recommend about 10 days to 2 weeks of staying home in a protective environment.  When it's mostly healed you can start applying some good makeup and sunscreen and get back into life.   There are lots of different lasers out in the world.   Many advertise little downtime or recovery.  The benefit that you get from a laser treatment is usually equivalent to the amount of recovery needed.  If your skin is only pink for the afternoon after treatment you get very little if any real result.   If you want dramatic results, a full face CO2 resurfacing laser is the answer.   So many of the other lasers require at least 2-3 treatment to achieve their maximum benefit.   But, even after 3 treatments,( which ends up being at least as expensive as the CO2 laser)  the benefit is minimal.  A full face resurfacing laser requires only 1 treatment for maximum-amazing- results.  Talk to someone who can give you accurate information on your choices.  Do not fall prey to advertising that would make you think that it's possible to get fabulous, incredible results from any laser with no down time. Understand the actual costs and results before you spend your money on something that  It's just not possible.

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Mommy Makeover

We get calls all the time with questions about "mommy makeovers".  What is it?   How much does it cost?   Who is a good candidate?  All good questions.  When individual Plastic Surgeons talk about Mommy Makeovers, they're not all talking about the same thing.  Each surgeon may have a different idea about what his mommy makeover consists of.  
        The whole premise of the mommy makeover is to bring a woman's body back to the shape she was in (or as close as possible)   before she had kids.   Kids--we love them, but there is no denying that they take a toll on a mom's body.   Stretch marks, pockets of fat, cellulite, loose, flabby abdominal skin, hangey, shriveled up breasts are common problems post pregnancy.  Not good news.   But, there are procedures to address each of these problems.  Sometimes a simple tummy tuck and breast lift are not enough to do the job.   They will make  a wonderful improvement. But often there are additional procedures that could be done that would make an even nicer result.   A body lift is a procedure that carries the traditional tummy tuck incision all the way around the body.   It enables the surgeon to take sometimes 8-12 inches of loose skin out of the torso.,  It lifts and shapes the buttocks, and makes a much smoother look to the outer thigh area as well.  Sometimes some liposuction is desirable to give that hourglass shape to the torso.  Sometimes lifting the breasts is needed, but the breasts also need some more fullness to balance a woman's hips.  If that is the case an implant may be necessary to achieve the desired results.  You can see, that all Mommy Makeovers are different depending on the needs of the individual.   The best person to help you decide what's best for you is your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon--preferable one who is very knowledgeable about all the varied options and has a lot of experience in combining more than one procedure. . Sometimes a surgery of this type can take up to 9 hours in the Operating Room.  Do your homework.  Ask questions.   But there's nothing like it!

Monday, August 11, 2014

"Time for Yourself"

The end is in sight!  It won't be long until all those little people will be back in school and you will be all alone during the day to do just as you would like.   Well, not really, but it's a good time to focus on yourself for a minute.  September is a great month to have that cosmetic surgery you've been thinking about.   Life does seem to settle into a little more predictable routine and it's a little cooler.  You can actually take a little time for yourself.   So, if you have been thinking through swimsuit season, how nice it would be to fill the suit out better, or streamline those thighs a little with some liposuction,  now's the perfect time!  If you do it now, you'll be in great shape for the upcoming holiday season which will be upon us before you know it. ( I can't even bear the thought--but Walmart had their Halloween things out the other day!)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pairs Special

We're having a "Celebrating Pairs" special here at Dr. Sellers' office.   From now until September 15th when you and a friend have breast augmentation surgery, you will both receive 30% off the surgeon fee!   That's a screaming deal.   Some limitations apply (which you can read about on our  If you don't have a friend that wants surgery right now, you can get 15% off your own surgical fee.   Visit the website or call for further information.   Don't wait too long!