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    Is Breast Reduction Surgery Right for You?

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Breast reduction surgery has seen an increase in popularity, and it tends to have the highest rate of patient satisfaction among all plastic surgeries. As this video explains, breast reduction can benefit women who have significant discomfort or aesthetic issues related to large breasts. Good candidates for surgery may have back or neck pain or chronic skin irritation related to the size of their breasts. Women who have difficulty participating in everyday activities because of their breasts might also consider surgery. The biggest restriction for surgery is in women who are smokers, because cigarette smoking can cause a wide range of complications discussed in detail in this clip.

    Are you ready to speak with a plastic surgeon about breast reduction? Blackhawk Plastic Surgery can provide excellent surgical care beginning with your initial consultation in our Danville office. Call us at (925) 272-4855 or visit our website to schedule your first appointment with us or explore our complete list of surgical services. 

    Protect Your Skin Care Treatment Results with These Healthy Eating Tips

    Last updated 16 days ago

    Having glowing, youthful skin can take a bit of effort on your part, from proper daily care to quality skin care products. Sometimes, procedures such as chemical peels or laser resurfacing are necessary to remove old, damaged skin that makes you look older than you really are. But did you know that one of the easiest ways to care for your skin is to simply watch what you eat?

    Check out this video to learn why foods rich in beta carotene are super nourishing for your skin, as well as which foods are the best source. You’ll also learn why you should avoid sugar and caffeine if you want healthy, radiant skin.

    And if you’re looking for more ways to keep looking young, contact us at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery. While we do provide surgical anti-aging solutions such as face lifts, we also offer a number of non-surgical procedures. Call (925) 736-5757 for more information.

    Understanding the Skin Aging Process

    Last updated 25 days ago

    If you want to maintain a healthy, youthful complexion, it is important to understand the skin’s natural aging process. When you know what affects your skin, it is easier to modify your behavior and maintain beautiful skin. Keep reading to find out what happens to your skin over time so you know how to fight it:

    Natural Aging
    Collagen and elastin give your skin integrity. When it becomes damaged, neither the collagen nor the elastin is as strong as it once was. Once the collagen and elastin production are compromised, the body can no longer naturally produce the same quantities or calibers that it did before. In younger years, glycosaminoglycans use water to add volume and fullness to the face. Over time, though, they cannot soak up water as much and leave the skin looking saggy and dry.

    Sun Damage
    Certain activities that you do can speed up the aging process and prematurely age your complexion. If you spend a lot of time in the sun without the proper protection, you are exposing your skin to UV rays that cause wrinkles, age spots, and discoloration in the face. It might also dry out your skin and make it look dull.

    Bad Habits
    Other bad habits like smoking, repeatedly making certain facial expressions, drinking alcohol, and eating unhealthy foods can also cause your skin to age faster than it normally would. If you want to slow down the aging process, it is important to stop smoking, to drink less alcohol, and to eat more fruits and vegetables. You should also make an effort to get between 7-9 hours of sleep each night and practice a daily skin routine.

    Blackhawk Plastic Surgery can help you slow down your skin’s natural aging process and maintain a complexion of which you can be proud. With our aesthetic services like injectables, fat grafting, laser resurfacing, photorejuvenation, and Titan skin tightening, we help you target your skin issues and look your best. To learn more about our services, visit us online or call (925) 736-5757.

    What to Expect from Photorejuvenation

    Last updated 29 days ago

    UV light from the sun is one of the leading sources of damage to the skin, but light can also be a healing mechanism for the skin. With the right type of non-invasive photorejuvenation—laser genesis or intense pulsed light—damaged cells in the deep layers of the skin that cause dark spots, wrinkles, or uneven skin texture will be strategically destroyed as the growth of healthy new cells is stimulated. Laser therapy targets more age-related damage while intense pulsed light is often used to reverse sun damage. Both treatments may require several sessions for complete results, and both are performed without anesthesia. Skin may be red or irritated following treatment, but patients can immediately get back to regular activities. After a few weeks, skin will have a much smoother and more even appearance.         

    If you want to explore how photorejuvenation can enhance your beauty and restore your youthful glow, book a consultation with Blackhawk Plastic Surgery at (925) 736-5757. Our non-surgical aesthetics procedures can have you looking your best without any downtime or extensive healing.

    Should You Stop Smoking Before Your Plastic Surgery?

    Last updated 1 month ago

    If you want to have the best experience with your next surgical procedure, you should make an effort to stop smoking before you enter the hospital. Patients who enter the hospital as smokers have double the chance of coming out as non-smokers.

    Plastic surgeons and anesthesiologists are making an effort to offer their patients’ valuable resources that help them stop smoking for good. If you stop smoking now, you can add years to your lifespan, decrease your risk for problems during surgery, and heal faster. Check out this video to learn more.

    At Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, we want every patient to have the best experience. Whether you are interested in a breast augmentation, a facelift, or another procedure, our entire team is here to ensure that you have the safest and most comfortable environment for your procedure. To learn more, visit us online or call (925) 736-5757.


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