Dr. Walden is a contributor to Sirius XM Doctor radio and has been featured on the show many times. We are pleased this week to publish on Walden’s News today courtesy of New York, New York based plastic surgeon Dr. Sherrell Aston, Dr. Aston, a Q&A on the growing importance of plastic surgery within a modern lifestyle. This segment was featured on his Sirius XM Doctor Radio Show recently.
“IS COSMETIC SURGERY NOW A NORMAL PART OF MODERN LIFE”? Cosmetic surgery has become a part of everyday life for a huge number of people around the world. Cosmetic procedures are no longer just limited to celebrities and those who are financially well off. Lasers, fillers, neuromodulators and other non-invasive procedures help people long before they need a surgical treatment. The age range of people undergoing cosmetic procedures has dropped significantly with more individuals interested in maintenance of their appearance and prevention of the more obvious signs of the aging process. For many seeking help, a surgical procedure is the only way to get a significant improvement. Many surgical procedures today are minimally invasive with faster recovery times.
Question: I HAVE SOME FAT UNDER MY CHIN AND LOOSE SKIN HANGING BUT I DON’T WANT A FACELIFT. CAN THIS BE CORRECTED WITHOUT A FACELIFT?Answer: If there is a significant amount of loose skin under the skin it will require a facelift for a great result. Some males who have a large, turkey gobbler neck will benefit from local excision of skin and fat on the front of the neck, but this will leave a vertical scar that is visible on close observation. Some men are only concerned about the heaviness of the front of their neck and are willing to have an incision if the excess fat and skin is eliminated. This is usually not a good procedure for a female.
Question: WILL A BREAST REDUCTION REDUCE PAIN IN THE UPPER BACK AND GROOVES ON THE SHOULDERS?
Answer: Patients with large pendulous breasts often receive significant improvement in pain and discomfort in the upper back. The pressure from heavy breasts on bra straps can be significantly reduced. Of course not all back pain is caused by heavy breasts, but it’s a frequent symptom and complaint of those requesting breast reduction surgery.
Question: MY WIFE IS 55 AND WANTS TO HAVE A BREAST LIFT AND ABDOMINOPLASTY. SHE IS HEALTHY AND EXCERSISES A GREAT DEAL. IS 55 YEARS OF AGE A GOOD TIME TO HAVE THESE TWO SURGICAL PROCEDURES AND CAN THEY BE DONE TOGETHER?
Answer: Breast lift and abdominoplasty is part of the combination of procedures that plastic surgeons call the, “mommy-makeover.” 55 years of age or earlier is an excellent time to these procedures for the motivated individual. Sagging breasts can be lifted and shaped to a much more youthful appearance. Elimination of hanging abdominal skin and repairing bulging abdominal muscles can significantly change the clothes an individual wears and elevate their self-esteem.
Question: IF YOU HAVE LIPOSUCTION WITH REMOVAL OF FAT FROM ONE AREA OF YOUR BODY, DOES IT COME BACK IN ANOTHER AREA?
Answer: No. It’s impossible to gain weight if one burns up as many calories as consumed. Following liposuction it is possible to gain weight if one is eating too much. A significant number of fat cells are removed from an area undergoing liposuction. If one is gaining weight and there are a large number of fat cells in other areas than those fat cells can expand in size. It is possible to enlarge an area that has undergone liposuction if one eats too much. Liposuction is not a weight reduction procedure; it is a body contouring procedure. It is excellent at getting rid of genetically determined fat pockets. It’s also useful for removing fat in areas where an individual has gained weight due to an increase in calorie consumption. It is important that a person undergoing liposuction maintain a diet where the calorie load taken equals that burned.
We enjoyed listening to this and hope that it provides some background information on the important services Dr. Walden’s Austin based practice provides in an increasingly contemporary world. Enjoy the Q&A!