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Teens and Cosmetic Surgery

Teens and Cosmetic Surgery | Gary J. PriceIt’s always been hard to be an adolescent. But in today’s world, it is especially difficult. Social media and peer pressure are much help. Bullying is abundant; feelings of inadequacy can be real. Some teens may think that a cosmetic or plastic surgical procedure will make them happy, help them fit in or give them the self-confidence they need to face their world.

Approximately 236,000 cosmetic procedures were performed on teens between the ages of 13 and 19 in 2012, with more than 75,000 of those involving the nose, breast augmentation, tummy tucks and liposuction. The risks of these increasingly common procedures have not been empirically studied; additional research is needed for the more controversial procedures such as implants, genital plastic surgery, and liposuction.

Reconstructive surgeries which correct prominent ears and noses or cleft palates and lips benefit children and teens and are not considered controversial. However, the cultural phenomena of reality TV and the increasing pressures to conform to unrealistic standards of beauty combine to make it difficult to agree on what constitutes “normal.”

The teenage body is a work in progress, and that is one of the major concerns when it comes to adolescent cosmetic surgery. As girls mature and their weight fluctuates, the need for breast implants may diminish. The FDA has approved saline breast implants for women age 18 and older; silicone gel breast implants were approved by the FDA in 2006, but only for women age 22 and older. These restrictions reflect the FDA’s concerns regarding the risks of breast implants, and the ability of young patients to comprehend those risks. Teens are often oblivious to the long-term health consequences of smoking, tanning and other risky behaviors.

If you would like to know more about this topic or are dealing with a teen who is requesting a cosmetic procedure, call to schedule a consultation, today. These decisions are life-changing and permanent. Let us help you: (203) 435-6635.

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One Step At A Time…Don’t Be Fearful Of Plastic Surgery

plastic surgery connecticutIf you are thinking about plastic surgery on your breasts, face or body but are a bit afraid of the procedure and the outcome, you’re not alone. It is surgery, after all, and comes with anesthesia, stitches and yes, some pain. Improving your self-image and achieving a healthier, younger look are worthy goals. And when done correctly, plastic surgery can achieve those goals. Don’t be afraid.

Here are a few things to consider before your first consultation appointment:

  • Make a list of your questions and concerns. Before you decide on surgery, do some research, formulate questions and consult with your surgeon. Know your goals and know your expectations. Your surgeon performs the surgical procedure but is also able to guide you through the process – so that you feel comfortable from start to finish.
  • Start small and start simple. A facelift is wonderful when used to correct the effects of aging such as lines and wrinkles. But consider starting your cosmetic treatments with an injectable or dermal filler such as Botox or Juvederm. Botox and fillers are able to target all areas of the face, and you don’t have to go under the knife to see almost immediate results.
  • Know when to stop. You may have read about or heard about people who have become hooked on plastic surgery. They are extreme cases, it’s true, but remember that less is usually more when it comes to plastic surgery. Before you meet with your surgeon for the first time, make a list of what you consider your “problem areas” and discuss these with your surgeon. You may be able to limit potential procedures or combine them – for example, an eyelid lift with a facelift.

We are trained to understand your body. Make your own decisions about procedures, whether surgical or cosmetic. Don’t be influenced by your significant other or your friends. Call to schedule a consultation appointment, today, and let us address your fears: (203) 453-6635.

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Implants and Mammography Screenings – The 411

Are you contemplating breast augmentation surgery? Do you currently have implants? Are you concerned about whether your implants will affect a mammography screening? Rest assured you are not alone. Both Silicone and Saline implants can affect mammography screenings. The good news is most radiology technicians are trained to use special imaging techniques and make adjustments to ensure they get the best, most comprehensive view of augmented breast tissue.

breast enhancementArm yourself with good information – you can’t have too much of it. Consider the following:

  • Research. Research. Make sure that your mammography facility has experience imaging women with saline and silicone implants.
  • The placement of your implants is an important factor when it comes to mammography. Here’s why: Implants placed below the pectoral muscle are less likely to interfere with a clear view of breast tissue than implants placed above the muscle. This is information to share with the technician.
  • Be sure to inform the imaging facility when you schedule your appointment and remind the technician about your implants when you arrive, especially any important details about them – the type, placement, size, and shape.
  • If you are considering implants, discuss with your surgeon the possibility of getting a base-line mammogram prior to the procedure.
  • Conduct monthly breast self-exams. Any changes to your breasts that you notice during your self-exam should be reported to your doctor, immediately. Deciding on breast implants means committing to being especially proactive about your breast health.

Any concern you may have about future mammography screenings should not deter you from pursuing cosmetic breast enhancement. The expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Price, can make all the difference.

If you have questions about your existing implants or are considering augmentation surgery, call to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Price, today: (203) 453-6635.

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Your Cosmetic Surgeon – And – You

Cosmetic surgery can be a life-changing decision and one you will consider carefully and won’t make lightly. It’s a decision you will live with for the rest of your life and the outcome is crucially important. A good outcome is hoped for…a bad outcome could mean heartache. That’s why it’s so important to choose your plastic surgeon wisely. Your choice of surgeon is equal in importance to your decision to have the surgery itself.

Consider these 4 things as you make your decision:

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  • Is your surgeon board certified? The government does not require a surgeon to be specifically trained in the procedures they offer. Many doctors with general surgery or other medical training decide to offer cosmetic surgery. Dr. Price is board certified, which is the most dependable way of assessing whether a cosmetic surgeon is properly trained.
  • Does your surgeon have experience in the procedure you want? Each area of cosmetic surgery requires different skills. Operating on a nose is quite different from operating on a breast. Ask your surgeon how he or she trained in the procedure you want and how many times they have performed it.
  • Do you feel a connection with your surgeon and their support team? You should feel comfortable with your cosmetic surgeon and their support team. Do you like spending time with them? Can you trust them to recommend what is safe and right for you?
  • Have you considered the aesthetics of your desired procedure? What one person finds beautiful may be unattractive to another. This is why it is important to find a cosmetic surgeon that shares your aesthetic sensibility. Compare results for the procedure you want to have, usually provided by the surgeon as before-and-after photos. Do the results appeal to you? Take a selfie for reference. For facial procedures, look for photos of patients that have a similar facial structure, are close to your age and have some of the same concerns. Do they look like you want to look after your surgery?

If you have concerns or are curious about a specific procedure, Dr. Price would be happy to meet with you. Call to schedule a consultation, today: (203) 453-6635.

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Plastic Surgery As You Age…Contemplating Your Choices

Plastic Surgery in guilford, ct | Dr. Gary PriceThe many plastic surgery options available today can be confusing, at best. You may have friends or relatives who have had procedures and you think it’s time to refresh your image. Only you know what areas of your face and body need improving…and choosing the correct procedures can often depend on your age. Dr. Price, one of Connecticut Magazine’s “Top Docs” for four consecutive years, can help you focus and decide on the goals you have for your surgery, helping you maintain a youthful appearance.

DURING YOUR TWENTIES

  • Just out of your teens, you may want to improve the appearance of your skin using minimally invasive procedures and topical treatments. Liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose jobs) and breast augmentation are common procedures for young adults.

DURING YOUR THIRTIES

  • This is the decade when you may begin to see your first fine lines and wrinkles. Minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with a chemical peel, or opt for a facial, laser skin resurfacing or facial filler. This is also the decade of child-bearing…when you may realize that your body is not responding to diet and exercise. Consider body contouring options such as breast lifts, liposuction, tummy tucks and “Mommy Makeovers.”

DURING YOUR FORTIES

  • Popular procedures for this decade include injectables, brow and eyelid lifts, neck and face lifts – excellent compliments to your active life style. Breast implants, breast lifts, tummy tucks and liposuction are requested procedures of the “fabulous forty”

DURING YOUR FIFTIES

  • If 50 is the new 40, then this is your decade. Face, brow, eyelid and neck lifts, along with an on-going regimen of skin care treatments…laser resurfacing and deep chemical peels…are requested procedures for this fabulous time of life.

DURING YOUR SIXTIES

  • Women are more likely to have facial plastic surgery procedures during this decade and beyond. If you are in good health, you can still consider liposuction, tummy tucks and other lift procedures.

Call for a consultation and let Dr. Price work with you for your best outcome – at any age.

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Do You Need a Tummy Tuck?

tummy tuck in new haven, ct & guilford When people, mostly women, begin to age or have several babies, they often find that their tummies and belly areas are not nearly as solid and firm as they used to be. Many women mourn the loss of that flat, tight tummy after they’ve given birth. The first action that people take is to develop a weight loss and fitness regimen.

When those workout routines and diets aren’t getting rid of the flab on your tummy, or if you have successfully lost the weight but were left with sagging skin, you may want to consider a tummy tuck. This procedure is used when you have already lost weight. It’s not liposuction, which helps rid the body of excess fat. A tummy tuck helps you get rid of excess skin. As we age, our skin doesn’t bounce back into shape like it used to.

When considering a tummy tuck versus liposuction, your doctor may recommend a bit of both. It all depends on the condition of your skin, how much fat needs to be removed, and if you have a strong abdominal wall. Many women who‘ve had babies are left with an extremely weak abdominal wall. Always let your doctor know about your concerns in order to get the results you want.

Your doctor will discuss the best options for to treat your situation. Before your initial consultation, identify the results you want. Make a list of priorities if you need to. When he knows exactly what you want, you are more likely to achieve your desired results. Never leave the office with unanswered questions, especially if you’ve already agreed to have surgery. While your doctor does know the best options, you need to be secure and confident in your decision.

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Patient Education is Essential

Plastic Surgery in Guilford CT & New HavenWhether you realize it or not, your doctor wants you to understand your health conditions. Even if you are in very good health, you benefit from asking questions and getting answers. When it comes to plastic surgery, you should ask any and every question you have because surgery is always accompanied by some amount of risk. Get the facts before you make any permanent decisions.

There are many rewards of having plastic surgery, including the way it makes you feel afterward. This can go both ways – to the negative or the positive. You may find that the people in your social circle are not receptive to plastic surgery. Hopefully, you’ll find that your friends and family are positively receptive to the changes you’ve made and will encourage and support you along the way. The more support you have, the better you’ll feel after surgery.

Educate yourself in all aspects of the surgery you plan to have. You need to be confident and secure that you are doing the right thing. You should always discuss your questions and concerns with your doctor long before the day of surgery. In fact, before you even have your first consultation, you should do a lot of research about the surgery and bring follow up questions to your doctor. Do not leave the consultation without having them all answered.

Doctors very often have pamphlets and brochures that discuss the procedures they perform. You should read up on all side effects, likely results, risks, possible complications, and after-care instructions so that you’re as knowledgeable as possible.

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Understanding the Complexity of Beauty

Plastic Surgery in Guilford CT & New HavenIn today’s society, beauty is a complex concept. The best way to assess beauty is to set your own criteria of what beauty truly means.

Plastic surgery has come a long way. We cannot deny the fact that some still criticize patients who undergo a procedure. We must understand that aside from improving or enhancing a physical flaw, plastic surgery also aims to resolve medical conditions in our face, skin, and body.

Dr. Price helps men and women of all ages to live the life they always wanted through his expertise in plastic surgery. Some of our popular surgical procedures include:

The most important thing we often forget about beauty is the fact that we need to feel good about ourselves inside and out. Plastic surgery may then be a possible option to attain the happiness and satisfaction that seems to be elusive at most times.

Defying Age with Technology

Defying age is not a bad thing. Technology has made it possible for us to explore new methods to stay young-looking. However, there is a line between looking young and staying healthy. Thus, experts and professionals are available to walk us through the journey. The most popular non-surgical procedures offered by Dr. Price for anti-aging include:

Why Choose Us for Your Plastic Surgery Services

With 25 years in the industry, we guarantee our clients that they are in good hands. No wonder that our expertise bring patients from all over New England. Why choose Dr. Price?

  • He practices a personal approach with his patients.
  • He’s a reputable and highly-distinguished surgeon.
  • He employs a dynamic, knowledgeable, and experienced team of professionals.
  • He practices in a safe, licensed, and accredited facility.
  • He implements before and after patient care.

So are you ready for your initial consultation? Book an appointment with Dr. Price to get expert advice on the plastic surgery procedure that meets your needs. Call us at (203) 453-6635 or visit our office. We hope to be of service to you soon!

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Feel Great About Your Body

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in ConnecticutPlastic surgery has paved the way to enhance the beauty of anyone who wants to feel and look their best. “Having work done” receiving a lot of criticisms from conservative thinkers at first, but plastic surgery has proven to be much more than enhancing our physical aesthetics nowadays. Here are some common misconceptions about plastic surgery:

  • Drains our wallets, and savings accounts
  • Lasts only for a few years
  • Results in a drastic aging appearance, such as developing saggy and dull skin

Plastic surgery is widely known to improve body flaws. Eyes, nose, lips, breasts, and cellulite, plastic surgery has an available solution for anything you wish to improve. Aside from improving our lives physically, it has solved some of our personal insecurities, thus leading to a healthier state of mind.

Aside from maintaining a healthy diet, getting a lot of exercise, and sleeping for an 8-hours every day, it’s great to have self-confidence and to feel safe, happy, and contented about how we look and feel, inside and out.

Our Services

We guarantee our clients excellent services that continue to improve everyday. With more than 25 years of experience, we assure our clients that we are one of the best clinics in the area.

Our services range from surgical and non-surgical procedures to anti-aging treatments. Some of our services include:

  • Face lifts
  • Breast augmentations
  • Liposuction
  • Laser skin rejuvenation
  • Botox® and Dysport® treatments
  • Other facial fillers

Misconceptions about plastic surgery should be eradicated, especially if you have an expert to advise you and to perform the procedure. With our up-to-date technology, extensive facility, and incomparable knowledge and skills, you can trust our team and know that you are in good hands.

Why Choose Us

Dr. Price has established a reputation in the field of plastic surgery. Here’s why to choose him for your next plastic surgery consultation:

  • Highly-personalized and private services
  • Natural-looking results
  • Private, licensed, and accredited facility
  • Advanced equipment

We want the best treatment for your condition, so it is necessary to assess the situation with a consultation to consider available options. We understand the need to achieve a natural-looking outcome, so we’ll strive to meet that expectation.

Our team wants nothing more than to see you satisfied with the results. We strongly believe that being happy comes from feeling good about yourself. As such, we help our patients to reach their goals.

For more information on our plastic surgery and anti-aging services, call us!

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