on average, the procedure takes an hour to an hour and a half to perform. typically, a woman will experience some discomfort, bruising, and mild swelling immediately following surgery. the pain is generally well controlled with medication. while exercise and lifting heavy objects should be avoided for several weeks, a woman is generally able to return to work/normal activities within 5-7 days.
during the tummy tuck, chicagoland area plastic surgeon dr. ashpole will typically make an incision from hip bone to hip bone (concealed within the bikini line) and around the belly button. he will then remove the excess skin and fat to diminish the appearance of loose skin, bulges or pouches in the upper and lower abdominal area. the abdominal muscles will also be tightened to shrink the waist line and create a more lean and sculpted look. finally, the remaining skin will be sutured into place and a new belly button will be created.
every time you laugh or frown, your face crinkles and the laugh or frown lines get a little deeper. by the time we're in our thirties, many of us show furrows in our foreheads or eyebrows that droop due to aging, saggy skin. plastic surgeon, dr. bradley ashpole recommends a brow lift to tighten and firm a drooping forehead and diminish furrows or eliminate scowl lines across the brow.
a long, smooth neck is considered a sign of beauty in many cultures. as we age, the skin on our neck gets loose, and our muscles separate, resulting in a "turkey wattle" or bands on the neck. once considered an inevitable sign of aging, these unsightly features can be eliminated using cosmetic surgery. plastic surgeon, dr. bradley ashpole, offers neck lift surgery (platysmaplasty) to residents of the chicagoland area.
these injections are a quick, effective way to diminish wrinkles and frown lines without opting for invasive techniques like face lift surgery. this non-surgical treatment has become popular with celebrities and ordinary people alike, especially those conscious of maintaining a youthful look.
Plastic surgery is a very personal journey that, when performed correctly by a skilled plastic surgeon, can offer great aesthetic and emotional benefits. Dr. Ashpole and his staff understand that each patient has his or her own concerns, physical make-up and aesthetic goals, which need to be explored and addressed through conscientious and individual attention. After browsing the site and reading information on plastic surgery, Chicagoland area surgeon, Dr. Ashpole invites you to explore your cosmetic options by scheduling a complimentary personal consultation.