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    What to Expect from a Chemical Peel

    Last updated 11 hours ago

    If you are looking for a skin treatment for your face, neck, and hands, a chemical peel may be the right procedure for you. Here is what you should expect from a chemical peel.

    Process
    Three different types of chemical peel can be performed: light, medium, or deep. A deeper chemical peel means more noticeable results at the cost of a greater recovery time. First, your face is cleaned and then covered with a chemical solution. After a few minutes, a cold compress of saline removes the chemicals. The treatment will then take effect over the following weeks.

    Effects
    People decide to undergo chemical peel treatment for many different reasons. This process can smooth out wrinkles and rough skin as well as hide scars and acne. It can also improve age spots and irregular skin pigmentation. However, a chemical peel cannot tighten sagging skin or remove deep scars or facial lines. You can have a chemical peel performed on several areas of your body, including your face, your hands, and your neck. If your skin has been damaged by age, acne, or exposure to the sun, this treatment may be right for you.

    Recovery
    Be aware that you may experience redness and stinging after a chemical peel. Try to avoid direct sunlight on treated areas of skin for a few months. Your new skin is fresh and fragile and needs time to heal properly. Remember that the deeper your chemical peel, the more extensive your recovery process will be.

    If you are interested in learning more about chemical peels as well as liposuction, rhinoplasty, or breast augmentation, call Blackhawk Plastic Surgery at (925) 272-4855. We also offer face lifts and tummy tucks. To learn more about our services, feel free to visit our website. If you live in the Danville, Livermore, San Ramon, Alamo, or Pleasanton areas, stop by and meet with us today.

     

    A Man's Guide to Plastic Surgery

    Last updated 10 days ago

    While it may be true that getting older is inevitable, this does not mean that you can’t take steps to rejuvenate your appearance. Men are commonly turning to plastic surgery to shave off a few years from their appearance through procedures like rhinoplasty and liposuction. Read our man’s guide to plastic surgery to find out if any of these options are right for you.

    Hair Transplant
    Hair restoration and transplantation are among the most common operations that men undergo when it comes to plastic surgery. This type of plastic surgery aims to reverse the effects of aging and restore your youthful head of hair in a natural and noninvasive way. Hair is grafted from the back of the head and transplanted to a different area under local anesthesia. 

    Rhinoplasty
    Since your nose is in the center of your face, it tends to get a great deal of attention. This is why many men who have crooked or misshapen noses choose rhinoplasty. Not only can rhinoplasty improve your self-esteem and your appearance, but it can also be used to treat certain medical conditions. If you suffer from sleep apnea, for example, a rhinoplasty procedure can correct your breathing and alleviate your symptoms. This type of plastic surgery can also improve your breathing in general.

    Liposuction
    While liposuction is not a weight loss treatment, it can be very effective in helping to define your body. If you have excess fat over your muscles, liposuction can help to get rid of the extra layer. This procedure can be used to remove fat from you waist, face, neck, arms, or back, and it is most effective when used in conjunction with healthy nutrition and regular exercise.

    For more information about plastic surgery treatments that are common among men, contact Blackhawk Plastic Surgery. We are a plastic surgery center that serves the Danville, Livermore, San Ramon, Alamo, and Pleasanton areas. Find out more about our face lift and breast augmentation services by visiting our website. If you live in the area, call us at (925) 272-4855 or stop in and see us today to learn more about our plastic surgery options for men and women. 

    Tips for Keeping Your Arms Toned

    Last updated 19 days ago

    No one is immune to age and the effect it has on the human body. Age tends to cause parts of the body to sag, especially skin. Fortunately there are plenty of ways to look young and fit despite the natural aging process. Watch this video for a few tips for keeping your arms toned.

    You can keep your arms toned by making use of simple exercises. One such exercise is the ball pushup. The only thing you will need is a ball that is about eight inches in diameter. Simply get down on your knees and move your hips so that your body is in a plank position. From there, do about fifteen pushups against the ball. This helps to tone your arms as well as your shoulders and chest.

    Blackhawk Plastic Surgery is a plastic surgery center that operates in the San Francisco Bay area. We provide various procedures including tummy tucks, breast augmentation, and liposuction. To learn more about our plastic surgery services, give us a call at (925) 272-4855 or visit our website.

    Exploring the Face Fat Transfer Procedure

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Your plastic surgeon may recommend a face fat transfer procedure for you if you are dissatisfied with the signs of aging on your face. Over time, the face loses volume, creating jowls and a flattened cheek area. This minimally invasive plastic surgery restores your youthful appearance by adding volume. It even improves the texture of your skin.

    During a face fat transfer procedure, the plastic surgeon removes unwanted fat from various areas of the body. Fat is then injected into the facial areas to plump up the skin and restore volume. The use of the body’s own fat for this procedure—as opposed to injectable fillers—means that your results will last longer. You can expect to return to your normal activity level within one to two weeks.

    Dr. Ronan of Blackhawk Plastic Surgery routinely performs face fat transfer procedures with up to 40 ccs for dramatic, youthful-looking results! To learn more, call our plastic surgery office at (925) 272-4855 or explore our services on our website, including breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, and liposuction.

    A Look at Gynecomastia

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Gynecomastia is a condition in which a boy or man develops excessive amounts of breast tissue. Enlarged breasts may occur in newborns or during puberty; in these cases, the condition tends to resolve itself over time. However, gynecomastia in men more often requires treatment such as breast reduction surgery. If you are considering breast reduction surgery, consult a plastic surgeon and learn more about the possible underlying causes of your condition.

    Characteristics
    A man with gynecomastia may feel discomfort from enlarged breasts, particularly while engaging in sports activities. Enlargement of the breast tissue may be present in either one or both breasts. It may occur due to excessive glandular tissue development, excessive accumulation of localized fat, or both factors.

    Causes
    Gynecomastia is caused by changes in hormone levels. Men naturally have both androgens—the male sex hormone—and estrogen, which is the female sex hormone. Unbalanced hormone levels can cause gynecomastia. The underlying causes of this issue can include puberty, aging, kidney failure, chronic liver disease, and use of anabolic steroids. Cancer treatments, recreational drugs, and prescription medications may also cause gynecomastia.

    Complications
    While gynecomastia itself may not be medically dangerous, it can cause severe emotional trauma in boys and men. Furthermore, it may be indicative of a more serious problem, such as breast cancer in men.

    Treatment Options
    Men who suffer from overdeveloped tissue in one breast, and symptoms such as soreness and nipple discharge should see a doctor to rule out breast cancer as a cause. Otherwise, patients may consider plastic surgery options. Liposuction is the commonly performed plastic surgery to reduce the amount of breast tissue. A breast reduction surgery may also include making the areola smaller and removing excess skin to tighten and firm the area.

    Blackhawk Plastic Surgery offers the innovative vertical reduction technique for breast reduction surgeries, which means minimal scarring for our patients. To learn whether you could be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, schedule a consultation by calling (925) 272-4855. Our highly qualified plastic surgeon will be happy to answer any questions you may have about gynecomastia and breast reduction surgery.




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