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How much does a Mommy makeover cost?

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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

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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

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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.

Am I a candidate for breast augmentation?

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There are many reasons why women choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery. In our society, the desire to enhance or improve the appearance of one’s breasts is understandable because  breasts are seen as a symbol of femininity, sexuality and part of what distinguishes a man from a woman. This desire knows no boundaries. Women of all backgrounds, shapes, sizes, ethnicities and social economic status seek breast implants. When you are trying to determine if you are a candidate for breast enhancement you need to ask yourself the following question: why do I desire breast augmentation surgery? If the answer is to improve the size and shape of your breasts and you are doing it for yourself and not because of someone else, then you are most likely a candidate.

In my office there are three groups of patients who generally seek breast augmentation surgery. The first group is women who never developed the breast volume they desired. Generally, they have always been self-conscious about the size of their breasts. The second group are women who are finished having children and have found that their breasts are less full. Sometimes these women will not only need a breast augmentation but also a breast lift (mastopexy) to rejuvenate their breasts. The third group is women whose breasts are unequal in size. This group may require a combination of procedures to address their issues. Regardless of which group you are in, I am happy to report that there is a high likelihood that you will be satisfied with the results. My name is Dr. Andrew Jimerson and I thank you so much for listening. If you have specific questions please give my office a call at 678-205-8400 were visit our website at