Little Rock Plastic Surgery Blog
Breast reduction is an ideal option for women who are struggling with symptoms caused by large breasts. Women with large breasts are afflicted with macromastia or gigantomastia if their breasts are greater than 500 grams per breasts, according to the Schnur Scale.
Often, women with macromastia deal with chronic pain of the head, neck, shoulders and back. In the larger case of gigantomastia, where breasts are greater than 1,000 grams per breast on the Schnur Scale, many women experience anxiety and psychological depression. Breast reduction surgery can improve emotional health and afford these women the ability to more comfortably perform many physical activities. If you would like to discuss how breast reduction surgery can help you, consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Gene Sloan.
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Breast augmentation is an exciting procedure that offers women a chance to enhance their look. Breast augmentation involves the insertion of breast implants underneath the skin of the breast and sometimes underneath the muscle—the decision is between you and the surgeon.
There are generally four possible locations where a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Gene Sloan will make an incision. Depending on your concerns about scarring, the four major breast augmentation surgical techniques are inframammary, transaxillary, transumbilical and periareolar. In that order, these techniques involve incisions under the breast fold, in the armpit, underneath the belly button and around the areola. Different incisions offer various degrees of scarring but also include certain amounts of risks to nerves and milk production.
Discuss your concerns and goals with Dr. Sloan by scheduling a consultation at our office in Little Rock.
When considering a tummy tuck, technically called an abdominoplasty, the amount of options can quickly become overwhelming. Amongst the choices are a complete abdominoplasty, partial abdominoplasty, circumferential abdominoplasty and extended abdominoplasty. Choosing between them is a matter of consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Gene Sloan, who will hear out your goals and make the right recommendation.
For example, an extended abdominoplasty is an ideal technique for a patient who requires an additional lift of sagging skin around the thighs. An extended abdominoplasty includes the tucking and skin removal of a complete abdominoplasty and also includes a thigh lift. The added thigh lift is characterized by an incision along the posterior axillary line.
If you have further questions about what type of abdominoplasty is right for you, please contact us at our office in Arkansas.
Juvederm is a dermal filler that falls into a family of similar injectable fillers designed to fight the signs of aging. Approved by the FDA in 2006, Juvederm is used for many different types of treatments, but often it is a cosmetic injection that treats smile lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
Juvederm, like other cosmetic injections, is not a permanent solution but offers patients a means of softening wrinkles and enhancing the look of their lips for months at a time. In a brief and convenient process, Juvederm can be injected around the nasolabial area, the area around the mouth and nose, to fill in hollow spaces and increase volume.
With the skills of an experienced practitioner like Dr. Gene Sloan, Juvederm can plump lips, smooth wrinkles and add facial volume for a wrinkle-free look that lasts months at a time.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sloan at our office in Little Rock if you would like to know more about Juvederm.
One of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States is BOTOX. BOTOX injections are a quick and convenient injection used to fight the signs of aging. An art form as much as a science, BOTOX injections require the skilled and experienced hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Gene Sloan.
BOTOX, technically known as the botulinum toxin, is a protein and neurotoxin that can eliminate wrinkles around the mouth, eyes and forehead. When injected into targeted areas, BOTOX prevents the formation of wrinkles by weakening the muscles so they can’t contract or twitch. Preventing these movements subsequently stops the muscles from performing the habitual movements that create lines and wrinkles.
If you would like to know more about how BOTOX can help you reduce the signs of aging, please contact us at our office in Little Rock.
When you look in the mirror, are you bothered by the droopiness or tired look of your eyes? Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that can permanently enhance the look of your eyelids.
First, it is important to consult with a board-certified, experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Gene Sloan, who will be able to listen to your concerns and make the appropriate recommendation. Some of the signs that eyelid surgery is right for you include droopiness of the lower eyelids to the point where white below the iris is showing, bags under the eyes, as well as wrinkles and excess skin around either the upper or lower eyelids.
If you would like to discuss your concerns about your eyelids in greater detail, please contact us at our office in Little Rock.
For many women, there are many different reasons for a breast lift. The breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery that can enhance sagging of the breast. Breast lifts offer a surgical solution for those looking to enhance and achieve their ideal beauty goals.
Many of those considering a breast lift are doing so because they are concerned about the look and feel of their breasts but aren’t sure why. Gaining an understanding of the indications for a breast lift is a good step and will help you communicate your goals to a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Gene Sloan.
During an evaluation, the doctor will look for indicators such as sagging breasts that have sagged forward because of postpartum shrinkage of milk glands or extreme weight loss. Nipple ptosis, where the nipples point downward after removal of breast implants or due to genetics, is also an indicator to undergo a breast lift.
If you would like to schedule a consultation and see if a breast lift is something that could help you, please contact us at our office in Little Rock.
Tummy tucks are a cosmetic surgery that aims to remove excessive amounts of sagging skin or tissue around the stomach that has come as result of pregnancy, massive weight loss, or aging. For many people, skin loses its elasticity over time or simply cannot return to its original firmness after being stretched because of weight loss or pregnancy.
Tummy tuck techniques vary depending on the needs of the patient. One of the more advanced techniques is called the high lateral tension tummy tuck. This relatively new technique offers an additional vertical-line tightening of abdominal muscles; traditionally, muscles are only tightened horizontally. There is an assortment of techniques to choose from, but it will mainly be a matter of consulting with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Gene Sloan in order to discuss the best course of action.
Contact us at our office in Little Rock if you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation.
As we age, tissue on our skin can start to sag and lose its youthful elasticity. A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, aims to surgically curb those signs and rejuvenate facial tissue. Depending on your goals, a facelift can vary in surgical style and extensiveness.
A common style, referred to as the Composite Facelift, draws upon a combination of techniques from a traditional facelift and adds a lift of the orbicularis oculi, the eyelid muscles. The combination of techniques addresses signs of aging caused by sagging of the nasolabial fold (tissue in the cheeks) as well as ptosis of the orbicularis oculi (sagging of the eyelid muscles).
An experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Sloan is capabaple of employing a variety of techniques that suit your facial structure. During your consultation, he can walk you through the steps of a facelift and you can explain your expectations in detail.
Contact us at our office in Little Rock if you’d like to learn more about how a facelift can combat the signs of aging.
If you are considering rhinoplasty, it may be because you have a bulbous nasal tip. A bulbous nasal tip is where the tip of a patient’s nose is described as particularly big, round or pronounced. The bulbous nasal tip can be so prominent that it distracts from the rest of one’s face.
There are a few reasons for someone to have a bulbous nasal tip. Thick skin, as is often the case with ethnic minorities, can be the cause for the nasal tip to look rounder or bulbous. Also, excessive cartilage in the lower sections of the nose can affect the size and shape of the nasal tip. Most people have a combination of the two factors that contribute to the shape of their bulbous nasal tip. Sitting down and consulting with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Gene Sloan can help you hash out the details of your particular concerns.
Contact us at our office in Little Rock if you are interested in discussing rhinoplasty in greater detail.