HK Plastic Surgery & MedSpa http://www.hkcenters.com Plastic Surgery in Huntersville & South Park, Charlotte, NC Tue, 23 May 2017 10:11:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Anesthesia and Pain Reduction Medication: All Your Surgery Questions Answered http://www.hkcenters.com/anesthesia-pain-reduction-medication-surgery-questions-answered/ http://www.hkcenters.com/anesthesia-pain-reduction-medication-surgery-questions-answered/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 10:11:45 +0000 http://www.hkcenters.com/?p=4866 They say that pain is beauty, but when it comes to plastic surgery, we’ve got to disagree. Our goal is painless beauty. We use the...

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They say that pain is beauty, but when it comes to plastic surgery, we’ve got to disagree. Our goal is painless beauty. We use the latest techniques for anesthesia and pain management to ensure that your surgical experience is as pleasant as possible. If you have any questions about pain management, get in touch.

Will My Procedure Use Local or General Anesthesia?

We want you to be both comfortable and safe during your procedure. We use a variety of anesthetic options during surgery including local anesthesia, iv sedation with local anesthesia, and general anesthesia. We’ll choose the safest and most effective option for your procedure.

Why Do You Use a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist Instead of a Nurse Anesthetist?

We always use a board-certified anesthesiologist in our surgical facility, even though it isn’t required. We take this extra step to ensure that our surgeons can focus on you during surgery. Using an anesthesiologist allows us to focus 100% on patient care while the anesthesiologist focuses on keeping you comfortable.

What’s the Difference Between Local and General Anesthesia?

As the name implies, local anesthesia works on a small, localized area. An anesthetic drug is applied to the treatment area using a shot or topical application. Local anesthesia can be used alone on smaller treatments or paired with IV sedation. During IV sedation, patients are in a twilight sleep, less aware of their surroundings than usual.
General anesthesia causes a patient to go completely unconscious during a procedure. You’ll wake up after surgery, completely unaware of anything that occurred while you were under. There are risks with every type of anesthesia. We’ll choose the most appropriate options for your surgery.

How Will I Control Pain After Surgery?

You’ll return home shortly after your surgery to recover. We’ll provide you with a prescription for pain medication. Most patients find that they only need prescription pain relief for the first couple of days, if at all. Over-the-counter pain relief can be very effective at controlling your pain. We’ll recommend the best over-the-counter options for your situation and provide information about how to properly use them to control pain.
Some mild discomfort is common, but extreme pain is not. If your pain relief isn’t keeping you comfortable, contact us. Your recovery experience shouldn’t be overly painful.

We are committed to ensuring your plastic surgery experience is as comfortable as possible. Whether you choose breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, or something else, we’ll work with you to choose appropriate pain management and anesthesia options. Please let us know if you have any other questions about pain management or pain relief options.

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Post-Breastfeeding Breast Augmentation: Why Now Is the Time to Treat Yourself to a Mommy Makeover http://www.hkcenters.com/post-breastfeeding-breast-augmentation-now-time-treat-mommy-makeover/ http://www.hkcenters.com/post-breastfeeding-breast-augmentation-now-time-treat-mommy-makeover/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 15:37:48 +0000 http://www.hkcenters.com/?p=4858 You’ve loved and nurtured your children for years, at the expense of your body. Your once flat abdomen is loose and stretched out and your...

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You’ve loved and nurtured your children for years, at the expense of your body. Your once flat abdomen is loose and stretched out and your breasts, saggy and delated. If you’ve finished your last pregnancy and weaned your last child, come see us. You’ve given your life to your children and now it is time to rediscover yourself. Ask us about our mommy makeover today. Because moms can be sexy too.

How Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Change the Breasts

Hormonal changes during pregnancy increase blood flow to the breasts. The breast tissue also changes. For many women, this means an increase in breast size, often a cup size or two larger. As the breasts grow, the skin stretches, sometimes causing stretch marks. Breast size can increase again during breastfeeding, depending on milk production and other factors.
Often the changes your breasts have undergone during pregnancy, aren’t truly noticeable until after you’ve finished breastfeeding. As the milk dries up, the breasts shrink, sometimes substantially. Your breasts may be larger, smaller, or the same size as they were before pregnancy. Many women experience volume loss and sagging.
H2: How Do I Restore My Breasts After Pregnancy?
If you’ve experience breast changes due to pregnancy, come see us. Breast surgery can restore your breasts to a more youthful appearance. Many women opt for breast augmentation and/or breast lift surgery as part of their mommy makeover.
• Breast Augmentation- This procedure places an implant into the breast to add volume and reshape the breasts. Breast augmentation can increase breast size, correct asymmetry, enhance shape, and more. Get your breast size back, or discover the breasts you’ve always wanted to have.
• Breast Lift- Sagging and breasts go hand in hand, but with a breast lift, you can rediscover youthful and perky. This procedure removes excess breast skin and repositions the tissues. It can be performed on its own, but is often performed at the same time as breast augmentation.

Am I Ready for a Mommy Makeover with Breast Surgery?

If you want your body back after baby, ask us about our mommy makeover. We’ll work with you to create a customized surgical plan, targeting your biggest areas of concern. We can often combine procedures into a single trip to the operating room. Spend less time recovering and more time enjoying your new look.
We recommend that patients wait until they’ve finished bearing children and breastfeeding for a mommy makeover. You’ll experience a dramatic transformation after surgery and future pregnancies can reverse those changes.
Having children changes the body, but with a mommy makeover you can rediscover perky breasts and a flat abdomen. Call today and schedule your consultation.

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Droopy Breasts: Are Breast Implants or a Breast Lift Best for Me? http://www.hkcenters.com/droopy-breasts-breast-implants-breast-lift-best/ http://www.hkcenters.com/droopy-breasts-breast-implants-breast-lift-best/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 12:26:47 +0000 http://www.hkcenters.com/?p=4853 Got sag? If you have breasts, you’ve likely experienced some sagging, or will soon in the future. Breast sagging is practically inevitable, especially after pregnancy....

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Got sag? If you have breasts, you’ve likely experienced some sagging, or will soon in the future. Breast sagging is practically inevitable, especially after pregnancy. If you have droopy breasts, come see us. Cosmetic surgery can restore and perfect the appearance of your breasts.

Do I Need Breast Implants?

Breast augmentation is one of the top cosmetic surgical procedures in the U.S., year after year. During the procedure, a saline or silicone implant is placed into the breast. This adds volume and can improve breast shape. Results last as long as you have the implant in place, often for many years.
Breast augmentation may be right for you if:
• You want to increase your breast size.
• You want to correct breast asymmetry.
• You have lost breast volume after pregnancy or weight loss.
Breast augmentation is a top choice for many patients, but it isn’t right for everyone. On its own, it does not correct sagging, but is an excellent option for increasing size.

Do I Need a Breast Lift?

If you have sagging, you need a breast lift. A lift is the only way to remove excess skin and restore a more youthful breast shape. Put implants in sagging breasts and you’ll get bigger, saggy breasts. With a breast lift we can reshape and reform the breasts for a truly rejuvenated appearance.
A breast lift may be right for you if:
• You have breast sagging.
• You want to rejuvenate the breasts after pregnancy or breastfeeding.
One quick, at-home test for determining if you need a breast lift is to look at the nipple’s position relative to the breast fold. If your nipple is below the fold, you definitely need a lift. A breast lift on its own does not increase breast size, just repositions breast tissue for similarly sized, rejuvenated breasts, typically close to how your current breasts look in a bra.

Breast Lift + Breast Implants- Do I Need Both?

Increase size and eliminate sagging with one trip to the operating room. If you have sagging, but also want implants, we can pair a breast lift and breast augmentation together. Choose a lift with implants if:
• You want to increase size and correct sagging.
• You have both breast asymmetry and sagging.
Love your breasts! If you have sagging, or want to increase size, contact us to schedule your breast surgery consultation with one of our award winning plastic surgeons.

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Plastic Surgery Recovery- Ways to Ease the Pain and Swelling Post-Procedure http://www.hkcenters.com/plastic-surgery-recovery-ways-ease-pain-swelling-post-procedure/ http://www.hkcenters.com/plastic-surgery-recovery-ways-ease-pain-swelling-post-procedure/#respond Mon, 01 May 2017 18:55:05 +0000 http://www.hkcenters.com/?p=4830 At HK Centers we want your recovery experience to be as enjoyable as possible. By following our advice and taking advantage of a few post-procedure...

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At HK Centers we want your recovery experience to be as enjoyable as possible. By following our advice and taking advantage of a few post-procedure tips you can ease discomfort, speed healing, and get back to life sooner after your procedure.

Keep Up with Pain Medications

Recovery shouldn’t be a painful experience. We provide pain medications as needed, but often these are only needed for the first couple of days. Over-the-counter pain relief can be very effective for easing pain and discomfort after surgery. Stay on top of your pain medications and follow our recovery instructions carefully. If you experience any unexpected discomfort or extreme pain, let us know. We want your recovery to be as comfortable as possible.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage- Ease Swelling, Pain, and Bruising After Cosmetic Surgery

Manual lymphatic drainage, also known as MLD, is a massage technique that can improve your recovery experience after plastic surgery. We may recommend MLD to reduce swelling, pain, bruising, and infection after surgery. During a treatment session pressure is applied to drain excess fluid from the body. MLD is highly effective, but still gentle enough for patients to use after surgery.

Endermologie- Before and After Liposuction

Endermologie is great for patients before and after liposuction. It increases circulation, smooths lumpy connective tissue, and helps to flush toxins and fluids from the body. Endermologie can reduce the appearance of cellulite and shape and smooth the skin. We often recommend this soothing massage to liposuction and tummy tuck patients. Endermologie is painless, but highly effective.

Ultrasound- Reduce Puffiness and Bruising Post-Treatment

One of the hardest parts of cosmetic surgery recovery is waiting for the bruising and swelling to fade. Ultrasound can make it happen sooner by reducing puffiness and bruising after treatment. We love pairing ultrasound with facial treatments and it has the added benefit of tightening and firming the skin too.
With these post-procedure treatments you can recover from plastic surgery with less pain, less swelling, and less bruising. Ask us if any of these treatments are right for you.

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After Hours – May http://www.hkcenters.com/after-hours-may/ http://www.hkcenters.com/after-hours-may/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:01:08 +0000 http://www.hkcenters.com/?p=4430 Everyone talks about our before and afters. So we gave them their own event. H/K After Hours. Because as a Mom, you deserve it. Treat...

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Everyone talks about our before and afters.
So we gave them their own event.

H/K After Hours. Because as a Mom, you deserve it.

Treat yourself to a little after-hours indulgence. Making the decision to step into a new, more confident skin starts with placing your care in the skilled hands of HK.

This RSVP-only Mommy Makeover event includes wine, appetizers, mingling with actual patients and an opportunity to meet our board certified plastic surgeons, renown for their leadership within the cosmetic plastic surgery field, specializing in breast augmentation , tummy tucks and liposuction.

Don’t forget to invite other special moms and women who could use some pampering! Wind down and find out more about mommy makeovers that include breast augmentation, tummy tucks and liposuction.

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Saggy Skin? Tighten and Tone Your Tummy with a Mommy Makeover http://www.hkcenters.com/saggy-skin-tighten-tone-tummy-mommy-makeover/ http://www.hkcenters.com/saggy-skin-tighten-tone-tummy-mommy-makeover/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:04:42 +0000 http://www.hkcenters.com/?p=4767 Do you have a case of “mommy tummy”? Even after losing the weight post-baby, many women struggle with a permanent pooch. What you need isn’t...

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Do you have a case of “mommy tummy”? Even after losing the weight post-baby, many women struggle with a permanent pooch. What you need isn’t more time at the gym, but rather a mommy makeover. This customized set of surgical procedures will rejuvenate your appearance and help you get your body back after baby. Call today and schedule your consultation.

Mommy Makeover… Not Just for Tummy Troubles

What are your biggest body complaints after pregnancy? Sagging breasts? Stretch marks? Deflated breasts? Melasma? Loose abdominal muscles? Whatever your complaints, we can help you fix them. A mommy makeover is designed to target and correct your biggest problem areas. It is designed to provide a whole body transformation, not just a tighter tummy.

What procedures will you include in your mommy makeover? Here are some top picks:

  • Breast Lift– Performed on its own or paired with breast augmentation, a breast lift repositions the breast tissue to correct sagging and improve breast shape.
  • Breast Augmentation– Restore youthful breast volume, correct asymmetry, or increase natural breast size with breast augmentation.
  • Tummy Tuck– A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. We also tighten the abdominal muscles for a tummy that looks tight and flat once again.
  • Labiaplasty– Many women experience changes “down there” after pregnancy and childbirth. Feel more comfortable and more confident in your most sensitive areas with labiaplasty.
  • Liposuction– Many women develop stubborn, unwanted fat during pregnancy. Liposuction isn’t a weight loss treatment, but rather a way to fight back against these isolated pockets of fat.
  • Brazilian Butt Lift– Restore a youthful shape to your backside with a Brazilian butt lift. This procedure implants fat into the buttocks to add permanent lift and shape.
  • Bra Line Back Lift– Tighten up your backside with a bra line back lift. This procedure eliminates the dreaded bra roll that is so common after pregnancy.

Is a Mommy Makeover Right for Me?

Do you hate your post-baby tummy? Do you dream of having perky breasts again? A mommy makeover may be right for you. Come in for a consultation and we can help you determine if you’re ready for surgery. Our mommy makeover patients are a diverse group. Some have young children while others have grandchildren. We help stay-at-home moms, busy professionals, and others. If you’re unhappy with your body after baby, come see us and explore this transformative option. Call and schedule your consultation today.

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Can Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck Be Performed at the Same Time? http://www.hkcenters.com/can-liposuction-tummy-tuck-performed-time/ http://www.hkcenters.com/can-liposuction-tummy-tuck-performed-time/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:10:02 +0000 http://www.hkcenters.com/?p=4753 Are your abs ready for summer? For many of us, even endless crunches won’t be enough to restore a tight, flat abdominal area. If you...

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Are your abs ready for summer? For many of us, even endless crunches won’t be enough to restore a tight, flat abdominal area. If you have loose, stretched out skin, separated abdominal muscles, or excess fat, you may need a tummy tuck. Liposuction is the perfect complement to a tummy tuck for getting your body ready for a day at the beach.

Do I Need Liposuction, a Tummy Tuck, or Both?

Get your body ready for summer with liposuction, a tummy tuck, or both.
• Liposuction Alone- Opt for only liposuction if you have a little excess abdominal fat, but no loose skin and no abdominal muscle separation. Liposuction on its own can remove unwanted fat and shape the abdomen.
• Tummy Tuck Alone- A tummy tuck on its own may be right for you if you have loose skin or muscle separation without excess fat. A tummy tuck can restore a flat appearance to the abdomen by tightening abdominal muscles and removing excess skin.
• Liposuction + Tummy Tuck- Choose both liposuction and a tummy tuck if you want to remove skin and fat. This combination procedure shapes and sculpts the entire middle, restoring a tight, flat appearance. A tummy tuck with liposuction is ideal after pregnancy or weight loss.

Liposuction + Tummy Tuck- Why Should I Combine These Two Treatments?

If you’re thinking about a tummy tuck, liposuction makes an excellent complement. These two procedures work together, removing unwanted fat, tightening up abdominal muscles, and reshaping the entire area. By adding liposuction to your tummy tuck you can get a tight, flat tummy while eliminating love handles and reshaping the waist. A tummy tuck alone can reshape the abdomen, but when you add liposuction we can shape and contour your whole middle, front to back and side to side.

Can I Get Both a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction at the Same Time?

Who has time for downtime? By combining your tummy tuck with liposuction, you can minimize downtime and maximize results. We can often pair these treatments together, with a single trip to the operating room, to save time and money while ensuring your best results.
Summer is on its way, but you still have time to get bikini ready. Call our offices today and schedule your consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons. A tummy tuck/liposuction combination may be just what you need to get swimsuit ready. Call today!

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