FAQs About Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy Tuck Guilford CTIf you have loose, excess skin around your abdomen due either to extreme weight loss or pregnancy, then you may be the perfect candidate for a tummy tuck from Dr. Gary J. Price. By surgically repairing your abdominal muscles and removing excess skin from your abdomen and tightening it, a tummy tuck will give you a more taut stomach. If you have a lot of questions about this procedure, Dr. Gary J. Price is your guide, and he can answer all of your questions in your initial consultation. To hopefully help answer a few of the items on your list, this article will answer from frequently asked questions about tummy tuck surgery. Read on to learn more.

Will My Tummy Tuck Scar Be Noticeable?

One of Dr. Price’s goals when he performs a tummy tuck is to make the incisions low enough that you can cover it with a bikini or panties. Depending on how much excess skin that you have, Dr. Price will determine exactly how low he can make the incision while still giving you the best surgical results.

Will I Be Able to Get Pregnant After Abdominoplasty?

Yes, although we don’t encourage patients to get an abdominoplasty until they are done having children because pregnancy may affect your results. However, if you do decide to get pregnant later on or if you receive a nice surprise, then your tummy tuck shouldn’t have any sort of effect on your pregnancy.

How Long Do Tummy Tuck Results Last?

How long a tummy tuck lasts will be determined by the individual, their lifestyle, and their age. Because loose skin is a common part of the aging process, the more you age, the more likely you are to experience this.

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If you feel like you want to learn more about tummy tuck surgery and whether or not it’s the right procedure for you, schedule your consultation at our Guildford office and call us today at (203) 453-6635.

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How Does Gynecomastia Affect Young and Middle-Aged Men?

Male Breast Reduction Guilford CTWomen want them and men dread getting them; if you are a male who has started to develop breast tissue, then you may suffer from a condition called gynecomastia. And although you may think that there is something wrong with you and that you are some kind of anomaly, it’s very common for men to experience at least some degree of breast enlargement. Common in both teenagers and adults, gynecomastia is treated in different ways depending on how old you are.

In Teens

According to statistics released by the National Institute of Health, about 50-60% of adolescent males suffer from gynecomastia which may come as a surprisingly high number to most people. In young men, gynecomastia is primarily caused by high levels of estrogen during puberty. Luckily, for most boys, their chest will flatten out around their 20’s, but if it doesn’t, then Dr. Gary J. Price may recommend surgery or other treatments.

In Adults

If you thought the statistics for young men with gynecomastia were high, then you may be more surprised. 65% of men between the ages 27-92 experience some form of gynecomastia during this time. There are a variety of factors aside from hormonal imbalances that can cause gynecomastia. These include steroid use, thyroid problems, pituitary gland cancer, alcohol abuse, or even marijuana use.

Gynecomastia Treatment

As previously mentioned, for most teenage boys, their gynecomastia will subside once they reach their 20’s. However, for those who can’t get rid of it on their own, Dr. Gary J. Price may recommend the same surgery as he does for adults. During a male breast reduction surgery, Dr. Price will remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breast area to help create a more masculine chest. And although the physical results after this type of surgery are incredible, the emotional results are equally as powerful.

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If you are interested in learning more about gynecomastia treatment and surgery, then schedule a consultation appointment at our Guildford office today and contact us at (203) 453-6635.

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Dreading that Time of the Month? How to Get Rid of Hormonal Acne

Skin Care Guilford, CTAs if menstrual cramps weren’t bad enough, getting hormonal acne on top of cramps is just plain cruel. If you suffer from hormonal acne and don’t even know where to begin to find some relief, Dr. Gary J. Price has a few helpful tips.

Start With Skin Care

If you haven’t already invested in some acne-fighting skin care, then that’s where you should start. Buy a face scrub, spot treatment, and cleanser that contain ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. These two ingredients work to dry out your blemishes before they get worse. As a tip, start using these skin care products about a week before you know you’re going to start your period.

Get Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are another thing to get every month or so. Chemical peels work to get rid of acne-causing bacteria at the surface and help to prevent it from coming back. Speak with Dr. Price about what types of chemical peels you should get and how often you’ll need them.

Microdermabrasion

One of the worst parts about hormonal acne is the scars they leave each and every month. One method that Dr. Gary J. Price uses to get rid of acne scars is called the Parisian Peel Microdermabrasion which helps to get rid of a bunch of skin blemishes including acne scars.

If your hormonal acne is making you feel even more frustrated every month, let Dr. Gary J. Price help you find some relief. With a combination of skin care, chemical peels, and even microdermabrasion, he can help to stabilize the hormones in your skin.

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When Is a Neck Lift Necessary?

Neck Lift Guilford, CTOne of the last things you think about when you’re in your teens and early twenties is your skin because it’s usually more near perfect than you may realize (even if you do have a little acne.) However, as you age, fine lines, wrinkles, and a loss of collagen may start to make you think twice. With facelifts, fillers, and Botox, most patients can get a drastically more youthful looking complexion in no time, but one area of the body that ages and is often neglected is the neck. Which leaves many people wondering, when is a neck lift necessary?

It’s Showing Signs Of Aging

All of those hours laying out at the pool or by the beach in your teens and twenties can certainly wreak havoc on your skin— even around your neck. If you have noticed that your neck has started to wrinkle or the skin on your neck has started to look loose, then it may be time to consider a neck lift.

Your Neck Should Match Your Face

Many people choose to get facial work done to achieve a more youthful appearance. However, if you’re neck looks aged, then you won’t look quite as young. And who wants that? To get your neck to match your face, a neck lift may be recommended.

You Have Recently Lost A Lot of Weight

Losing weight is a great feat that is definitely worth celebrating. However, extreme weight loss can also lead to things like excess skin— even around the neck. If you have some loose skin, a neck lift can help to give you a more youthful appearance.

Neck lifts aren’t for everyone, but sometimes we recommend them to patients who are showing signs of aging, whose skin on their neck doesn’t match their face, or who have recently lost a lot of weight. If you want to learn more about neck lift surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price at our Guilford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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3 Things to Know About the Ideal Implant

Breast Augmentation Guilford CTHaving the perfect body, the perfect hair, and the perfect breasts would be ideal and here at Dr. Gary J. Price’s office, we can make at least one of those things happen. As the newest type of implant that we offer at our office, the Ideal Implant is popular for a variety of reasons. Let’s take a closer look at three things to know about this type of implant and what makes it really ideal.

Ruptures Are Obvious

The FDA encourages patients who have silicone implants to get an MRI scan done every two years to detect any sort of ruptures or leaks. Because silicone is so thick, ruptures are often called silent ruptures because they often go entirely unnoticed. With the Ideal implant, patients will see a visible change right away because saline leaks very quickly. And, because saline is a form of saltwater, it’s harmless for your body to absorb.

There Are Many Layers

Traditionally, when you think of a breast implant, you think of one size sack that contains either saline or silicone. With the ideal implant, there are different chambers or layers within the implant. The inner shell around the inner chamber holds the inner saline filler, and the outer shell around the outer chamber holds the external saline filler. Then, between these shells are one to three baffle shells.

They Look and Feel more Natural

Because of the unique structure of Ideal Implants, they look and feel more natural than other implants which are just a few other reasons to choose them.

Choosing the right breast implants for you and your body can feel like a difficult decision, but it doesn’t have to be. Here at Dr. Gary J. Price’s office, we will help you choose the right size, shape, and type of breast implant for your body. Are you ready to schedule your consultation? Contact our Guilford office at (203) 453-6635.

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Is Botox an Anti-Aging Tool?

BOTOX® Injection Guilford CT When it comes to anti-aging products, it can seem like you have a lot of tools in your toolbox. And although there are a variety of skin care products that you can use to help restore collagen in your skin and get rid of fine lines and wrinkles including skin care products that contain ingredients like retinol,  did you know that Botox can be considered an anti-aging tool as well? Let’s take a closer look.

How Does Botox Work As a Preventative Tool?

The more your face makes certain movements that creates wrinkles (smiling, frowning, sneezing, chewing) the more likely you are to get wrinkles. Botox works on a unique level and helps prevent your facial muscles from making certain movements which many doctors believe make it an anti-aging tool. Look at it this way: if you make a lot of facial movements on your forehead when you talk, this could lead to more forehead wrinkles. But when you get Botox injections, your facial muscles are temporarily unable to move which helps prevent against the wrinkles getting worse later on down the line.

When Should I Start Getting Botox?

Many doctors would agree that most patients in their twenties shouldn’t get Botox because they simply don’t need it yet. However, once you reach your thirties or start showing small signs of aging such as a few creases around your eyes, smile lines on your nose, or fine lines on your forehead, then you may need to start getting it. During your initial consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price, he will be able to better determine if you are a suitable candidate for Botox or if you should wait a little bit longer.

There’s a common misconception that Botox is only used as a way to help middle-aged women get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. But, Botox can actually be used as an anti-aging tool for both men and women as young as in their late twenties to early thirties depending on the patient.

If you want to learn more about Botox and whether or not you should consider it, schedule a consultation at our Guilford office today and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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3 Myths About Kybella

Kybella Guilford, CTIt used to be that the only injectables around were either for your lips, around your mouth, or for your forehead. And although fillers and Botox are still some of the most popular injections amongst patients everywhere, there’s a new injectable in town: Kybella. Kybella is an FDA approved injection that is used to contour and improve the appearance of your profile while helping target the fat under the chin. Does Kybella sound like something you’re interested in? If so, we have created a brief article to help our patients feel more informed. Let’s debunk three common myths about Kybella.

Myth #1: It Doesn’t Work

If there’s one myth about Kybella that we are here to debunk it’s just how well it works. Although some people may claim Kybella doesn’t work, they clearly have never tried it. The absolute best thing about Kybella is just how well it works for patients each and every time.

Myth #2: It Doesn’t Last

Unlike injectables like fillers and Botox that need to be redone at least every year, if not every few months, the other unique benefit of Kybella is that it’s permanent. Because Kybella works by actually targeting and then destroying existing fat cells, unless you put on more weight, you won’t have to worry about getting it redone regularly. However, because excess fat under the chin is a natural part of the aging process you may have to get new Kybella injections every so often for upkeep, but not on a consistent basis.

Myth #3: It’s Only For People who are overweight

Let’s face it, no matter how skinny you are, your body can still store fat in unique and unexpected places like under your chin. As long as you are healthy and Dr. Gary J. Price gives you the go-ahead, it’s safe to say that Kybella is a good treatment for patients of most weights.

Getting rid of the fat underneath your chin doesn’t have to be difficult. Are you ready to learn more about Kybella? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price at our Guilford office today and call (203) 453-6635.

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3 Ways to Have a Speedier Neck Lift Recovery

Neck Lift Guilford, CTThere are some things that you can do to age a bit more gracefully like using good skin care products, avoiding the sun, and investing in skin care treatments. But no matter how hard you try to avoid aging, sooner or later it will catch up to you and often in the form of having excess skin on your face and neck. And although you can use fillers to help lift and tighten your face, your neck is a little different. With a surgical neck lift from Dr. Gary J. Price, however, he can lift and tighten the skin around the neck and give you back a more youthful appearance.

Just like with any surgical procedure, recovery is often the hardest part. Luckily, we have created a list of three tips to help speed up your recovery.

  1. Take It Easy

If you are the type of person who always has to be busy, then this step might be difficult for you, but it’s necessary. For at least a week or two after your neck lift, make sure that you are taking it easy— that means staying in bed, getting a lot of rest, and not doing any strenuous activities. This also is the perfect excuse to get your friends and family to dote on you.

  1. Keep Your Head Elevated

Make sure that when you’re sleeping during the night and resting during the day that you keep your head propped up and elevated— this will help get rid of any excess swelling or post-op fluid.

  1. Don’t Ignore Signs of Infection

Although infection is rare, it’s still good to be mindful of signs of infection. If you experience intense pain that doesn’t go away, an increase in swelling, bruising, discoloration, or puss at the incision site, then you may have an infection. Make sure that as soon as you notice any of these signs of infection that you call our office right away. Remember that the sooner we treat an infection, the easier it is to recover.

Getting a neck lift is a great way to help give you a more youthful appearance. To learn more about this procedure or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today and call us at: (203) 453-6635.

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Two Types Basics of Cheek Enhancement Surgeries

Cheek Augmentation Guilford CTWhen it comes to having a Kardashian-esque contoured look, it may take a little bit more work than just applying makeup. Here at Gary J. Price’s office, we offer a variety of surgical and non-invasive treatments to help patients get a more contoured physique including cheek enhancements. So, what are cheek enhancements and how are they done? Let’s take a closer look at two of the options we offer.

A Fat Transfer

Not all fat is bad— especially when it comes to your skin. Although you may want to get rid of the extra fat around your upper thighs or abdomen, having fat in your skin is what helps make you look younger, and it can also help define your cheekbones. During a fat transfer procedure, we will extract fat from a part of your body like your abdomen using a liposuction technique and then inject it into your face to help add more definition to your cheeks.

Fillers

If a fat transfer isn’t something you’re interested in or if you’re looking for something different, then Dr. Gary J. Price may recommend dermal fillers. When they are injected into the correct parts of your face, fillers can help add more definition and contour to your cheeks— leaving you with the look you’ve been wanting.

During your initial consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price, he will go over both of these options and help you determine what cheek enhancement surgery is going to work best for you. Both of these options have their own unique benefits that may make one more appealing to you than another.

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Body Lift Basics

Body Lift Surgery Guilford, CTIf you recently lost a lot of weight, congratulations! A successful weight loss journey is hard to achieve and knowing that you did all of the hard work to get there is worth celebrating. However, although the weight loss itself is an amazing accomplishment, many patients suffer from excess, hanging skin. If you have loose, baggy, or drooping skin across your body due to weight loss or other body changes, then you may be an ideal candidate for a body lift procedure from Dr. Gary J. Price.

What Is A Body Lift?

During a body lift surgery, Dr. Gary J. Price will make an incision along the abdomen to remove excess, sagging skin. At this time, liposuction can also be done to remove stubborn pockets of fat. In addition to the abdomen, the buttocks, hips, arms, and thighs can also be lifted during this same procedure.

Many body lift procedures can be performed with IV sedation without the need for hospitalization or general anesthesia. However, some patients may still require conventional anesthesia and a hospital stay. During your initial consultation, we should be able to determine what option is going to be better for you.

What Are the Benefits of a Body Lift?

We have seen so many patients finally achieve their weight loss goals only to still have bad self-esteem because of excess, sagging skin. The main benefit of getting a body lift after extreme weight loss is finally being confident in the skin you are in. Additionally, you will notice less chafing and more comfort overall.

What Is Recovery Like?

Directly after surgery, we will place bandages over the incisions, and small drainage tubes will be temporarily placed beneath the skin to drain excess blood and fluid. Additionally, Dr. Price will also send you home with detailed instructions on medications, how to treat the incision sites, how to care for drainage tubes, how to reduce infection, and when to return to our office for your follow-up appointment.

Are you interested in learning more about a body lift? Schedule a consultation appointment at our office today and call: (203) 453-6635.

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