Plastic Surgery Blog



Tummy Tuck: When is it Safe to Exercise

posted by nkpadmin

In general, I tell my patient that they can do light exercise (treadmill, etc) 4 weeks after a tummy tuck. I prefer that my patient wait 6-8 weeks before doing any strenuous exercise.

Breast Reduction: will Pregnancy Ruin my Results.

posted by nkpadmin

There is a high likelihood that pregnancy will alter your results. It should not interfere with healing, but because your procedure was so recent, it may make my scars wider and more visible and may make your breasts larger. BUT all of these things can be fixed. FOR NOW, have fun being a mommy. Congratulations.

Dr. Jimerson

How much does a Mommy makeover cost?

posted by nkpadmin

It is impossible to give you the exact cost of a Mommy Makeover because it entail so many variables. If your breast lack fullness, then you may only need a breast augmentation; but if they are saggy or your nipples point downward, you may also want a breast lift. Some people only need a c-section scar revision, while others need a full tummy tuck and liposuction in various places. The bottom line is that everyone is different. Before going to see you plastic surgeon, figure out what bothers you and rank them according to importance. Next, find a plastic surgeon who you feel comfortable with. Look at their before and after photos. Remember, Choose your plastic surgeon based on technical skill, bedside manner and patient outcomes. Never pick a surgeon based on price.

Hope that helps
Dr. Andrew Jimerson II

Under the knife: Local woman feels more confident post-surgery

posted by nkpadmin

December 31, 2009 | 04:08 PM
Julie Stein said she never enjoyed shopping for clothes. The Alpharetta mother of two said she was very self conscious about not being able to fit into dresses and shirts.

“I always kept waiting to hit puberty and it never seemed to happen,” said Stein.

At 5-foot 3-inches tall and 105 pounds, Stein was small-framed. She wore a size AA bra and wanted to feel more feminine.

“This is a part of my body that I’m sensitive about…it’s a womanly thing,” said Stein, 40.

She started researching breast augmentation surgery – the good, the bad and everything in between. She began researching doctors, as well.

A co-worker of Stein’s couldn’t stop talking about a tummy-tuck procedure she underwent with Dr. Andrew Jimerson at Advanced Plastic Surgery Solutions in Suwanee.

“After she recommended Dr. Jimerson, I went for a consultation and learned about his background,” said Stein. “I was really impressed. He really does aim to please the patient.”

Stein went under the knife in December 2007 for breast augmentation surgery, increasing her breast size to a B-cup.

“I didn’t want melons,” she laughed. “I didn’t want to look top-heavy. Dr. Jimerson took my needs into consideration and knew that I wanted a subtle, but noticeable change.”

The outpatient breast augmentation was Stein’s first cosmetic procedure.

“I was a little nervous,” she said. “I researched a lot of information – all about what can happen, the good, the bad and the after effects of surgery. But (Dr. Jimerson) assured me of the chances of something (bad) happening was very, very low.”

Stein opted for silicone breast implants, which cost about $5,000.

“They’re more of a natural feel,” she said. “They’re soft and about as natural as you can get.”

Post-surgery, Stein said she felt pain and engorged. But with proper pain medication and a specialty post-surgical bra, she said her recovery was quick.

“I saw results pretty quickly, too,” said Stein. “Within a couple of weeks I felt much better.”

Two years after surgery, Stein said she couldn’t be happier.

“The best part was shopping for a dress for a black tie affair that I attended about a month after my surgery,” said Stein. “I wasn’t limited to what I could try on and I fit into all kinds of dresses. And, anyone that doesn’t know couldn’t guess that I’ve had surgery.”

Stein said she recommends that women who are interested in having cosmetic procedures should do their research and consult with a physician.

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Natural Looking Breast Implants

posted by nkpadmin

Dual Plane Breast Technique

Breast Augmentation

If you are lacking fullness in your breast, than Breast Augmentation is a great procedure to help accomplish this goal. Breast Augmentation helps to fill out the breast with implants. Breast Augmentation does not in general change the shape of your breast or improve significant sagging.

There are several ways to place the implants. Dr. Jimerson performs the Dual Plane technique due to the fact that this technique is fantastic at achieving very realistic and natural looking breast.

What is Dual Plane?

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Patient 6 weeks and 3 months after dual plane procedure. Very natural looking breasts.

With dual plane Dr. Jimerson positions the implants partially below the pectoralis major muscle (submuscular) which covers the upper half of the implant, and leaves the bottom half of the implant free to descend under the natural breast (subglandular) at the same time hence the name dual plane.

This technique gives the implant better coverage, especially if you have little to no breast tissue, and gives the breast a more natural look. It also can help lift breast that have a very mild case of breast sagging (ptosis). This method will not help lift breast with significant sagging. This requires a breast lift.

Another advantage of this approach is that it allows for practically no rippling, decreases the likelihood of the breast falling of the implant and a lessens the risk of capsular contraction. With the placement of the implant partially under the muscle it gives the implant more support than a subglandular placement.

The first picture shows a patient who came to Dr. Jimerson for implant removal/replacement and a lift, due to the fact that her breasts were falling off her current implants.

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The second picture shows the patient 6 weeks after Dr. Jimerson performed a lift and removed and replaced her old implants performing the dual plane technique

The dual plane technique creates very natural and realistic looking breast. By partially placing the implant below the muscle it helps to hold the upper half of the implant up, creating a realistic natural slope and the lower half of the implant is able to slide into the breast pocket creating natural roundness and fullness on the lower half of the breast. This approach creates beautiful natural looking breast instead of obviously enhanced breast.

Call us at 678-205-8400 and ask us about our Breast Augmentation specials running through Decemebr 31, 2009.