Juvederm Vollure XC Before And After Photos

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Juvederm Vollure XC is a one of its kind aesthetic filler treatment, which may be recommended to people who want to avoid facial cosmetic surgeryshutterstock_125496500-622x630 Juvederm Vollure XC Before And After Photos Rancho Mirage | Palm Springs

During the initial consultation, the treatment provider will explain to the patient about the benefits and limitations of Juvederm Vollure XC, and help them make an appropriate selection.

Once the patient has finalized Juvederm Vollure as the treatment of choice, the provider may show them a few before and after photographs to describe the potential benefits of this FDA approved deep wrinkle filler. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides Juvederm Vollure XC to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

What are Juvederm Vollure XC Before and After Pictures?

Before and after pictures in case of Juvederm Vollure XC treatment refer to images belonging to a previous patient who has undergone the same injection procedure successfully.

The pictures includes images taken before the procedure and after the procedure at a time when the initial mild swelling and redness has been resolved and full effects of Juvederm Vollure XC treatment can be seen.

The treatment provider will take care to ensure that the photos are obtained with the express consent of the patient, and are presented discreetly before new patients. The patient’s identity may be kept confidential as per the protocol. The goal of the filler expert is to help new patients make an informed decision after reviewing before and after photos. Some patients may also like to compare the results against other cosmetic surgery or non-surgical procedures.

Benefits

When a new patient is considering their facial rejuvenation treatment options, they may only have a limited understanding of what kind of impact a non-surgical treatment such as Juvederm Vollure XC can have in terms of mitigating facial creases and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Some patients may want to use the injectable procedure in multiple facial areas, while others may only a reduction in the nasolabial folds.

Sometimes the treatment provider may recommend Juvederm Vollure XC injections in conjunction with another procedure such as Botox or another cosmetic filler to create optimal outcomes. In each case, the patient will be better placed to make the right choices when they have access to Juvederm Vollure XC before and after photos.

The real game changer here is digital technology. This type of technology has revolutionized countless industries and the plastic surgery industry falls under this category. Now anyone can see what to expect without notifying anyone. The power is truly in the hands of the people. No longer do a select few have all the information. Now a patient can make a pivotal decision on their own and under their own timetable.

Having Reasonable Expectations

In any surgical or non-surgical aesthetic treatment, the patient should have a positive frame of mind, clear goals and realistic expectations in order to achieve the best results. With Juvederm Vollure XC before and after photos, the provider has a better chance to clearly explain to the patient about what to expect and what not to expect from the procedure.

Online Photos

The injection provider has an option to provide Juvederm Vollure XC before and after photos on their practice website which Dr. Quardt has done with fundamental acumen. Her transparency is a breath of fresh air.

New patients can review the pictures online in the privacy of their home or office and gain a better understanding of the procedure. Accomplished and perspicacious cosmetic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for Juvederm Vollure XC.

Website technology is amazing. As already discussed a patient can make a pivotal decision without involving others. This type of privacy in an open world is fantastic and in some cases rare. A patient can make this decision while sitting on their couch or sitting in a restaurant booth and it does not have to be made quickly. Someone can be contemplating this notion for weeks or even more than a year.

 

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Juvederm Vollure XC is one of the recent additions to the Juvederm family of dermal fillers for people who want to avoid facial anti-aging cosmetic surgery.shutterstock_159175349-695x630 How much does Juvederm Vollure XC Cost? Rancho Mirage | Palm Springs

At the time of initial consultation, the injection provider will discuss various aspects of the filler treatment with the patient, and inform them of its estimated costs.

The first goal of a responsible provider will be to educate the patient about this FDA approved filler procedure, and help them make a judicious choice. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides Juvederm Vollure XC to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Comparing the Costs

Juvederm Vollure XC deep wrinkle filler treatment will be more affordable than a facial plastic surgery procedure as well as many other non-surgical aesthetic procedures involving technologies such as laser, ultrasound or RF. Vollure injection treatment can be performed without any need for general anesthesia, sedation, medical tests, prescription drugs or other pre- and post-operative costs in most cases.

The cost-effectiveness of Juvederm Vollure XC could be better than that of even some other hyaluronic acid based facial fillers because Vollure can produce longer lasting benefits. While results with most injectables will sustain results for about six months to a year, Vollure treatment can create results that may last for up to 18 months.

Factors Influencing the Price Tag

The dollar figure of Juvederm Vollure XC treat might vary to a marginal extent between two practices and sometimes even between two patients at the same practice.

Practices operating in main metropolitan areas and leading urban centers often have to bear exorbitant real estate costs and other overheads. Therefore, their costs could be slightly higher compared to practices located in smaller towns in interior regions.

The treatment provider will usually charge a fee according to their skill and experience. Board certified plastic surgeons typically invest in high standards of care, best practices, cutting edge technology, and current safety protocols. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for Juvederm Vollure XC injectable procedure.

Determining the Actual Dollar Figure

Juvederm Vollure XC is available in multiple syringe sizes to meet the specific needs of a patient according to their facial anatomy. The label use for this filler specifies nasolabial folds, but it is also effectively used to other facial sites where deep wrinkles, creases and folds are present. The amount of treatment required for each facial area can vary. A practice may charge on a per syringe basis or have a fixed price for a particular treatment area.  

Some patients may need a touch-up after the basic injection procedure. This may increase the overall costs. Anyway, financial determination can vary according to the pricing policy followed by a practice. In some cases, the patient may receive a special rebate on the price, if they combine Juvederm Vollure XC with other procedures, or if the manufacturer or the practitioner is offering a limited time special offer for promotion.

Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for Juvederm Vollure XC.

 

To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com

Kybella-Injections-for-Double-Chin-Reduction-Before-After-Photos FDA Approves Kybella Treatment for Fat below the Chin Rancho Mirage | Palm Springs

FDA Approves Kybella Treatment for Fat below the Chin

Excess fat deposits below the chin can give an unsightly appearance of double chin. Liposuction cosmetic surgery is usually recommended to treat this condition, but some patients may be reluctant to choose an elective surgery procedure. For all such patients, a new and revolutionary non-surgical treatment called Kybella is now available.

Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a leading plastic surgeon providing state of the art surgical and as well as non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Q offers cutting edge injectable solution called Kybella to address stubborn fat pockets below the chin. She receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Facial Procedures

FDA Approval

The US Food and Drug Administration has recently given its approval to Kybella for the treatment of moderate to severe fat tissue below the chin, which is called submental fat. This makes Kybella the first and only injectable treatment for submental fat to receive the FDA approval. Kybella is exclusively created to reduce fats in the submental area only.

Extensive tests and trials have been conducted to determine the safety and efficacy of Kybella for fat reduction under the chin. Excellent test results as well as positive patient feedback have encouraged leading cosmetic surgeons such as Dr. Q to offer Kybella non-surgical alternative.

How does it Work?

Kybella is based on deoxycholic acid that is naturally produced in the human body. This substance is designed to help the body absorb fats. When Kybella is injected into the submental fat tissue, it causes the physical destruction of the cell membrane. With this treatment, the unwanted fat cells are eliminated.

If injected wrongly, it may cause undesirable destruction of healthy skin cells. Therefore, it is important to choose a trained and experienced treatment provider for Kybella. Dr. Q Medical Spa and plastic surgery practice are equipped to provide this treatment to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas.

Dr. Q’s Photo Gallery

Choosing an Expert

For an advanced injectable procedure such as Kybella, it is very important to receive the injections only from a recognized and certified expert. According to Amy G. Egan, M.D., M.P.H., deputy director of the Office of Drug Evaluation III in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Kybella treatment should only be provided by licensed healthcare professionals.

At the same time, the patients should be fully aware of the potential risks associated with the use of the drug. Egan says that it is important to remember that Kybella is only approved for the treatment of submental fat, and whether it is suitable for other areas of the body is not yet known.

Treatment Protocol

Kybella is administered in the injection form directly into the fat tissue below the chin. Patients can receive multiple injections in a single treatment session. Up to six treatments may be received by a patient, but treatment sessions should be spaced at least a month apart. Kybella drug is currently available in single patient use vials, and it must not be mixed or diluted with any other compounds that are on the market.

Dr. Q’s Video Gallery

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Rancho Mirage Medical Spa

Advancements in cosmetic surgery have enabled millions of women and men in the US to enhance their aesthetic appearance in a highly desirable manner. However, not every individual is ready for an elective surgery procedure for aesthetic purposes. In such cases, innovative non-surgical techniques may be applied to deliver similar results.

Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a board certified plastic surgeon providing state of the art procedures for the breast, body and face. Dr. Q has also set up a world class medical spa for non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive cutting edge solutions at the med spa.

Combining Art and Science

Whether it is a plastic surgery or non-surgical procedure, it is possible to achieve natural looking, sustainable and predictable results when the treatment provider combines the principles of both art and science in the procedure. It is this core strength of Dr. Q Medical Spa that distinguishes it from most other treatment providers that offer non-surgical aesthetic solutions.

Dr. Q and her team of med spa experts will carefully assess the patient’s unique anatomy and their personal aesthetic goals. Most appropriate treatment options will be offered, which are mostly customized to address the specific concerns of the patient. Very high patient satisfaction rates are achieved in this way by Dr. Q and her team. As a leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas.

Procedures at the Medical Spa

Dr. Q’s Rancho Mirage medical spa offers a comprehensive range of non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures, which include the following:

  • Chemical Peels
  • Botox and Dysport
  • Facial Fillers
  • Voluma
  • Laser Procedures
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Lip Enhancement
  • Liquid Facelift
  • Latisse
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Microneedling
  • Chemical Peels
  • Acne Scarring
  • Skin Care

Dr. Q’s Photo Gallery

Re-Q-Venation

Dr. Q Medical Spa has taken innovation in non-surgical aesthetic procedures to an entirely different level as compared to many other med spa service providers. Every single aesthetic procedure is prepared and designed uniquely with an aim to achieve maximum impact with minimally invasive or non-invasive techniques.

Safety and predictability of outcomes improves dramatically when Dr. Q and her compassionate team apply the principles of Re-Q-Venation to optimize procedures. State of the art technologies and equipment are available at Dr. Q Medical Spa. The ambience resembles that of a luxurious retreat, which can immediately put the patient at ease and help to deliver a highly satisfying overall treatment experience.

Non-Surgical Procedures

Latest, Cutting Edge Solutions

Dr. Q’s prime motive in every procedure is to provide the best in class treatment and care that a patient deserves. Therefore, she stays constantly updated with the next generation aesthetic technologies and techniques, and is one of the early adopters of proven, innovative solutions.

As a result, Dr. Q Medical Spa today boasts of a wide array of advanced aesthetic services that are designed to deliver outstanding results for every patient.

More About Dr. Q

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IMG_2777-214x300 Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Rancho Mirage Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsDr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a well-known cosmetic surgeon providing a wide range of aesthetic, plastic, and reconstructive procedures of the breast, body, and face. Dr. Q is driven by a passion to transform the lives of her patients through innovative, advanced, and proven plastic surgery as well as non-surgical procedures. She constantly stays updated with the latest developments and technological advancements in the field in order to provide the most cutting edge treatments.

Customized Treatment Approach

Dr. Q believes that best outcomes in any aesthetic procedure can be achieved when the surgeon customizes the procedure according to the unique needs and goals of the patient. She achieves very high patient satisfaction levels due to her approach to provide customized treatments and personal care and attention to every patient. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Education and Training

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Q earned her board certification from the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery. She received her degree in medicine from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-NJ Medical School campus in Newark. She not only graduated with honors, but also earned the Faculty Organization Award for Most Outstanding Research Project.

Dr. Q completed her residency in general surgery, residency in plastic surgery as well as research at the LA County / USC Medical Center, where she also published numerous articles. From 2003 to 2004, she served as Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery.

To further hone her skills in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, she completed a fellowship training program in Specialty Plastic Reconstructive and Burn Reconstructive Surgery at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, CA. She also served as Assistant Medical Director of Eisenhower’s Wound Care Center in 2008.

Dr. Q earned another ASAPS accredited Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship in Marina del Re, working with leading cosmetic surgeons. She makes use of all the skills and experience she gained during these extensive years of education and training. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby locations.

Recognition

Dr. Q has been named one of the Coachella Valley’s “Top Docs” by Castle Connelly, Ltd in Palm Springs Life magazine. She is now listed on RealSelf.com, which is a premier portal for patients seeking aesthetic procedures. She has also been featured in various leading publications such as New Beauty Magazine and Plastic Surgery Practice.

Memberships

Dr. Q is a member of several eminent medical organizations including the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Diplomat of The American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Community Involvement

Dr. Q lends her support to various local organizations such as 100 Women of Desert AIDS Project and the Women’s Leaders Forum. She serves as a Mentor for the Young Ambassadors Program of the WLF, which support young women seeking to become surgeons. She is also associated with numerous other social and community organizations in the region.

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Americans Increasingly Choose Invasive and Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures: ASPS Report

shutterstock_234815998-300x215 Americans Increasingly Choose Invasive and Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsOne of the most fundamental desires of a human being is to look appealing and ever youthful. Millions of men and women flip the switch for cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical aesthetic procedures every year to improve their appearance. High success rates of these procedures owing to advancing surgical techniques and technology have encourage a growing number of people to embrace these treatments.

A recently released report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has shown that in almost every category of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures, the numbers are growing year after year. Experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides a range of latest procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Invasive Procedures

Breast Augmentation

As per the ASPS data, the number breast augmentation plastic surgery procedures performed in the US in 2014 was 286,254. The number is 35% higher than what it was in 2000.

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant removal surgeries declined by 42% in comparison to 2000, with only 23,774 surgeries taking place in 2014. This shows the improving success rate of breast augmentation over the years.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

In 2014, a total of 92,714 breast lift procedures were performed by cosmetic surgeons, revealing a rise of three percent over the previous year, and 75 percent over 2000.

Breast Reduction (Aesthetic patients only)

41,309 procedures were performed in this category in 2014, which was a number similar to that in 2013.

Breast Reduction in Men (Gynecomastia)

Gynecomastia surgery registered a growth of 14% in one year, with 26,175 surgeries performed in 2014.

Buttock Augmentation with Fat Grafting

11,505 surgeries were performed in 2014, revealing a growth of 15% year on year.

Buttock Implants and Lift

The demand for this procedure grew almost 100% in 2014 over the previous year, and stood at 1,863 surgeries. Buttock lift also grew by 44% over 2013 with 3,505 surgeries in 2014.

Other major invasive aesthetic procedures in 2014 included chin augmentation, cheek implants, otoplasty, blepharoplasty, facelift, brow lift, hair transplant, lip augmentation, lip reduction, lower body lift, thigh lift, neck lift, nose surgery, abdominoplasty, arm lift, and pectoral implants.

Non-Invasive Procedures

Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox or Dysport)

Injectable anti-aging facial procedures involving Botox or Dysport stood at a record 6.7 million in 2014, representing an eight-fold jump over 2000.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peel procedures grew seven percent in 2014, and stood at 1.25 million procedures as compared to 2013.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

As many as 621,724 IPL procedures were performed in 2014, which was an increase of 3% over the previous year.

Laser Hair Removal

More than 1.1 million laser hair removal procedures were carried out in 2014.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing treatments in 2014 stood at 543,731 procedures, representing an increase of 6% over 2013. Nearly 400,000 non-ablative procedures such as Fraxel were performed in 2014.

Laser Vein Treatment and Sclerotherapy

A total of 207,790 laser vein procedures were performed in 2014. The number of sclerotherapy injectable treatments stood at 323,609 during the same period.

Microdermabrasion

The number of microdermabrasion procedures performed in 2014 was 881,905.

Soft Tissue Fillers

Anti-aging facial injectable treatments involving dermal fillers exceeded 2.3 million procedures in 2014.

Almost 14 million aesthetic minimally invasive treatments were performed in the US in 2014, which is jump of 154% over 2000.

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Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction

shutterstock_98660858-300x183 Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsA common aesthetic concern among adults in various age groups is the accumulation of excess fat tissue in the abdominal area. Over time, these fat deposits become stubborn and may not go away with diet or exercise. This is where a cosmetic surgery procedure may help to reduce unwanted fats and restore a flatter abdomen with improved contours.

Tummy tuck and liposuction are two of the key surgical procedures that are designed to reduce excess fat deposits in the waist area. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is an eminent plastic surgeon providing both of these procedures in a state of the art surgical environment. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Major Distinctions

Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery are significantly different procedures on several counts. During the initial consultation, the aesthetic surgeon will discuss various aspects of both procedures and help the patient make the right decision.

Reduction of Excess Skin and Fat

Many patients may not only accumulate excess fat in the abdominal area, but also develop loose skin and loose or separated underlying muscles. These conditions can make the abdomen sag substantially, and tummy tuck may be the more appropriate plastic surgery procedure in such a case. Liposuction procedure, on the other hand, is essentially meant to reduce unwanted fat deposits, but it is not designed to tighten sagging skin or weak muscles.

Complexity of Surgery

In comparison to liposuction, tummy tuck is usually a more complex procedure. It may be performed using general anesthesia, and the duration of surgery may be longer. Surgical approach may be more comprehensive, requiring skin and muscle tightening, apart from fat reduction. Against that, liposuction is usually a less invasive surgery, but its scope of treatment is also limited as compared to tummy tuck.

Length of Scars

Incisions in case of tummy tuck may be more than one, particularly if both lower and upper abdominal areas need fat reduction. In case of liposuction, the incisions will be minor. Especially tumescent liposuction is a conservative technique involving very small incisions. Therefore, the length of scars is typically bigger in a tummy tuck surgery.

An experienced cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Q will endeavor to keep the scars inconspicuous by placing them in subtle locations. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive both tummy tuck and liposuction from Dr. Q.

Duration of Recovery

Liposuction will involve shorter downtime, and most patients can go back to their workplace or resume their daily activities in about seven to 10 days. On the other hand, tummy tuck recovery process will take at least 10 to 14 days, and may be a little more painful as compared to liposuction due to bigger incisions.

Suitable Candidates

Golden candidates for liposuction will have a reasonably elastic skin and a moderate body weight, with only excess fat pockets in specific areas. Tummy tuck candidates, on the other hand, will have higher skin laxity, weak underlying muscles and significant fat accumulation around the waist.

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Breast Implants

breast-aug-plastic-surgery-cosmetic-surgeon-199x300 Types of Breast Implants Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsBreast augmentation cosmetic surgery is an increasingly popular procedure designed to enhance the size and fullness of breasts in proportion to the rest of the body. One of the key decisions that a cosmetic surgeon must take in consultation with the patient is to choose the right type of breast implants to match the patient’s unique aesthetic goals.

The choice of implants in breast augmentation plastic surgery will have an impact on the final results. Therefore, the patients should be aware of various implant options and make an appropriate decision to match with their needs. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is an experienced plastic surgeon providing breast implant surgery to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Broad Classification

In breast augmentation cosmetic surgery, the types of implants can be broadly classified as saline implants and silicone implants. During the initial consultation, the cosmetic surgeon will explain the pros and cons of both types of breast implants to help the patient make an informed choice.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are considered the traditional implants that are filled with a saline solution. These implants are designed to provide a uniform shape, firmness, and feel. The implants have been approved by the FDA for women in the age group of 18 and above.

Saline implants may be chosen as a part of breast augmentation plastic surgery for their key benefits such as high biocompatibility. In case of an implant damage or leakage, the saline solution will get naturally absorbed by the body, and pose no health risk to the patient.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants are a popular choice among patients due to their superior aesthetic advantages. These implants are filled with silicone gel, which has a higher consistency and mimics the touch and feel of natural breast tissue quite closely.

The FDA has approved silicone breast implants for women in the age group of 22 and above. New advanced qualities of silicone implants are very safe due to the highly cohesive nature of the silicone gel. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other areas for breast implant surgery.

Form Stable Breast Implants

Form stable breast implants are also popularly called gummy bear implants because of their highly cohesive silicone gel core. These implants maintain their form and shape due to the higher gel consistency. Furthermore, if the implant shell is damaged, broken or cut, the silicone gel will not leak to other areas of the body.

This makes them a safe choice that is widely accepted by the patients today. The cost of gummy bear implants is likely to be a little higher as compared to traditional saline implants, but the aesthetic appeal and long term patient satisfaction is significantly higher with these implants in most cases.

Breast implants are also classified according to their size, shape, profile, and texture. Typical sizes available in implants range from 120cc to 960cc. Shapes can be round or tear drop, depending on the patient’s aesthetic needs.

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shutterstock_109377437-237x300 Breast Augmentation Surgery – FAQs Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsJust as any other surgery, breast augmentation surgery also involves an intricate procedure. Women, who are unhappy with their breast size, opt to get their breasts enlarged. Patients, who undergo this surgery, understandably have many concerns to discuss with their plastic surgeon. There is a set of standard questions that patients ask a cosmetic surgeon before going for their surgery.

Common Concerns

Can women breastfeed after a breast augmentation surgery?

Women often ask doctors if they should undergo breast augmentation surgery only after childbirth. It is advised that women go through the surgery after having children, but there have been many women who have breastfed after their surgery. Dr. Suzanne Quardt – a board certified plastic surgeon – is well aware of new techniques in breast augmentation surgery, and can ensure that there would be no damage to the glands and nipples. Dr. Quardt practices in Rancho Mirage, CA.

Where will the plastic surgeon make the incisions, and will it leave scars?

Patients worry about where the surgeon will make incisions and if those incisions will leave scars. Incisions can be made in three different areas: in the armpit, beneath the curve of the breast, and around the nipple. The incisions are well concealed and do not leave behind noticeable scars. Your cosmetic surgeon will decide the area of incision based on the type of implant, size of enlargement and the patient’s preference.

What is the recovery process after the surgery?

Breast augmentation surgeries can take up to an hour or two, and are usually performed in an outpatient setting. In some cases, women may choose to stay overnight at the hospital to avoid any problems. Like any other cosmetic surgery, the healing process differs from patient to patient. Dr. Suzanne Quardt will prescribe medication for any pain or discomfort, and also encourage you to wear a support bra to help in the recovery process. Most patients find it easy to go back to work within a week after their surgery.

Can breast implants be a problem when going for a mammogram?

Mammograph technicians can now take scans which detect breast implants and work around them.

Will the breast implants have to be replaced after some time?

Breast implants only need to be replaced following a rupture. A few implants can rupture within ten years of insertion, whereas other implants can last almost 25 years or more.

Patients should also ask their plastic surgeon for before-and-after photographs of previous procedures that they might have done. These photographs will help you in deciding the area of incision, and will also help you set realistic expectations. Ask about any potential complications that could arise during or after the breast augmentation surgery. Most importantly, make sure your plastic surgeon is well qualified and has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

If you live in or around Palm Springs, or Palm Desert, CA, consult Dr. Suzanne Quardt. She will take the time to properly answer all your questions and concerns and will also make sure that you go through the surgery feeling confident.

Location

Rancho Mirage

70-017 Highway 111, Suite #1
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Tel: 760-992-7058

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