Last updated 3 days ago
Liposuction removes deposits of fat beneath the skin to reveal a smoother, more sculpted body. Before receiving liposuction, it’s important to meet with your plastic surgeon and determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure. The ideal liposuction candidate should be in good health and seeking more definition in the contours of her body. You should be close to your ideal weight; liposuction is best for addressing smaller fat deposits that do not seem to shrink with dieting or exercise. Additionally, your surgeon will check your skin elasticity. Good skin elasticity prevents you from experiencing sagging or loose skin after your liposuction procedure. If you have gone through pregnancy or significant weight loss in the past and now have loose skin you wish to address, liposuction might not be the best procedure for your needs.
Would you like to find out if liposuction is right for you? Contact a board-certified plastic surgeon at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery by calling (925) 272-4855. We are here to help you make the right decision regarding cosmetic surgery in the San Francisco Bay area. Check out our website to learn more!.
Last updated 9 days ago
Free radicals cause skin damage and accelerate the signs of aging. Over time, they can contribute to skin cancer, hyperpigmentation, sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Many factors can encourage free radicals, such as UV radiation and environmental pollution. In addition to wearing sunscreen daily, you can protect your skin from free radical damage by applying a topical antioxidant formula every day.
Learn more about the benefits of antioxidants for your skin by watching this video. You’ll learn how they work and which three criteria a skin care product should meet for ideal antioxidant effects.
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Last updated 14 days ago
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Last updated 14 days ago
Hair loss can be a frightening and embarrassing condition for women. There are many possible causes for hair loss, ranging from an iron deficiency in the diet to a genetic predisposition to thinning hair. If you are experiencing hair loss, Blackhawk Plastic Surgery can help—contact us today to learn more about our Follicular Unit Extraction hair restoration procedure.
Hereditary Hair Loss
The most common cause of hair loss in women is hereditary hair loss, also called androgenetic alopecia. Hereditary hair loss progresses slowly, and may begin as early as your 20s. Hair loss tends to begin at the front of the head behind the bangs, after which the hairline slowly recedes. While there is no cure or preventive treatment for hereditary hair loss, topical treatments and surgical hair restoration procedures can offer excellent results.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, also called PCOS, is a condition that causes a hormonal imbalance in the body. While PCOS is most often associated with infertility, excess levels of male hormones can also cause hair loss. Treatments include birth control pills and weight loss to stabilize the levels of female and male hormones in the body.
When the thyroid produces too much or too little thyroid hormone, it causes changes in your metabolism. When too much thyroid hormone is produced, the condition is called hyperthyroidism. Too little thyroid hormone in the blood is called hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is the more common of the two disorders, and affects more women than men. The hair, skin, and nails become weaker as your metabolism changes. Medical treatment for thyroid conditions can help to regulate the level of thyroid hormone in your body, restoring a balanced metabolism and promoting normal hair growth.
At Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, Dr. Stephen J. Ronan offers state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures including liposuction, breast augmentation, and hair restoration. If you’d like more information or are ready to schedule your personalized consultation, call (925) 272-4855 today. Take a look through our website to learn more about our practice and our dedication to patient satisfaction.
Last updated 22 days ago
A tummy tuck procedure creates a firmer, flatter stomach by tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin and fat. It is a major surgical procedure that requires a recovery period of up to six weeks before you can resume strenuous activities. Following the advice of your plastic surgeon after your tummy tuck will help to ensure your recovery is fast and effective.
Take Medication Regularly
Begin taking pain medication immediately and maintain regular dosages for the first few days after surgery, even if you are not feeling pain. Taking medication preemptively can reduce post-operative discomfort. If you are given antibiotics, take the entire course of medication even if you do not experience infection. If you do suspect you may have an infection, contact your physician immediately. A fever, excessive swelling, and reddened skin are all signs of infection.
Take Sponge Baths
For the first few days after your tummy tuck, you should not shower or take baths so your incision has time to heal. Instead, take sponge baths to keep clean. Your surgeon may make recommendations as to when you can begin showering or bathing again. Follow these instructions and keep an eye on your incision to determine when showering or bathing is appropriate. Once you do begin bathing regularly, continue to take care around your incision to prevent pain or scarring.
Although rest is important during recovery from a tummy tuck, some physical activity is also required. Taking short walks around your home at regular intervals can speed the healing process, prevent clots, and reduce swelling. Because you should avoid vigorous exercise for at least six weeks, walking is also an excellent way to maintain a regular regimen of activity during your recovery.
Blackhawk Plastic Surgery offers a variety of cosmetic surgery options for the body, face, and breasts. Click through our website to find out more about our procedures or to get the answers to your frequently asked questions. You can schedule your personalized consultation with our surgeon by calling (925) 272-4855