In 2012, 569,202 breast procedures were performed according to a survey of 27,500 surgeons from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The procedures include breast augmentations, breast reductions and breast lifts which are are among the most popular in the country every year. As you begin to research a breast procedure to determine if right for you, there are common questions you might have.
Dr. Carey Nease and Dr. Chad Deal, two board-certified cosmetic surgeons answer some of these common questions.
What Are Reasons Women Consider Breast Procedures, including Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift and Breast Reduction?
As we age, breast tissue becomes more lax. Women often experience deflated breasts and sagging breasts with age or after pregnancy. Breast surgery such as an augmentation, lift (with or without implants) and reductions are often recommended. For some women, their breasts have always been small and they desire to have larger breasts to look more feminine. Every woman is different and therefore, consulting with an experienced and board-certified surgeon who has the training and expertise to perform these surgeries is important. Click here to find out more on choosing your cosmetic surgeon.
What Happens To Breast Implants if You Gain Weight?
Women gain and lose weight in different areas of their bodies. Breasts are no different. Some women gain and lose weight in their thighs, others in their abdomen and some in their breasts. This does not change after having breast surgery. Therefore, maintaining a healthy weight will help keep your breasts looking the best they can after your breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction.
What Happens to Breast Implants if You Get Pregnant? Can You still Breast Feed?
Most women can still breast feed after having implants. Of course, your breasts can change during and after pregnancy. After pregnancy, women's breasts usually become larger when breastfeeding. Then, after a woman stops breastfeeding, she experiences deflation of the breast and often experience sagging.
About Southern Surgical Arts
With two offices, Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeons, Carey Nease, MD and Chad Deal, MD serve the Chattanooga, North Georgia and North Alabama regions with cosmetic surgery procedures including Face & Neck Lifts, Laser Assisted Face Lifts, Eye & Brow Lifts, Rhinoplasty & Nose Reshaping, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lifts & Reductions, SmartLipo, Liposculpture & Laser Body Sculpting, Tummy Tucks, Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers.
Image courtesy http://www.sculptraaesthetic.com/consumer/before-to-after-photos.aspxGet a natural and gradual result with Sculptra®Aesthetic
Sculptra®Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid), a cosmetic facial injectable that works gradually, resulting in a more youthful looking appearance that can last up to two years is available at Southern Surgical Arts.
SculptraAesthetic is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment indicated for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold (smile lines) contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles which are treated with the appropriate injection technique in healthy people.
"I am very excited to offer SculptraAesthetic to patients who want to achieve natural-looking results from a cosmetic injectable that is long-lasting, said Carey Nease, MD
. “SculptraAesthetic works gradually to achieve results over time, so no one will notice you had work done.”
Wrinkles and folds associated with aging become apparent, primarily through the breakdown of collagen. SculptraAesthetic helps the body replace lost collagen to provide a more youthful looking appearance.
A treatment regimen of SculptraAesthetic, an average of three injection sessions over a few months, has been shown to help correct facial lines and wrinkles by replacing lost collagen over time to provide noticeable results that can last up to two years. SculptraAesthetic is made from poly-L-lactic acid, which has been safely used for the past 25 years in resorbable stitches. It is biocompatible (a material that does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body). Injectable poly-L-lactic acid has also been widely used in Europe for more than a decade for cosmetic treatment.
In a pivotal trial with SculptraAesthetic, swelling and tenderness were the most common adverse events reported (81%).
Results from a recent study conducted for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and Sanofi US showed that both injectable users and women considering a medical anti-aging treatment prefer gradual results that last two years (75 percent) as opposed to immediate results that last one year (25 percent).
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.About Southern Surgical Arts
The Board-Certified Surgeons of Southern Surgical Arts are 100% devoted exclusively to cosmetic surgery. Southern Surgical Arts is committed to delivering quality care, and utilizes state-of-the-art technology while adhering to the highest standards and safest practices in cosmetic surgical procedures. Southern Surgical Arts specialize in cosmetic procedures that produce minimal scaring and downtime. The talented team of Dr. Nease and Dr. Deal
use a culmination of their over 10 years experience and expertise to deliver results in cosmetic and facial plastic surgery to meet your goals. For more information on minimally invasive cosmetic treatments or to make a consultation for cosmetic surgery, please visit www.southernsurgicalarts.com
The rise in minimally invasive cosmetic treatments are up to 13.1 millions treatments in 2012. It is important to understand what these treatments are, how they are carried out, and who provides the best care and service in delivering the product and desired result. For example, Botox, is a trade name for a botulinum toxin, a neurotoxic protein. Its most famous use is in cosmetic procedures for smoothing out lines on the forehead, crows feet on the side of the eyes, or for severe frown lines. Botox is administered via an injection into the desired area, and it only takes a matter of minutes to perform the procedure. Botox works by relaxing the muscles within these areas and blocks nerve impulses. It takes roughly four days before you notice cosmetic improvement, however, the effects can last up to six months.
Additionally, Botox has other beneficial non-cosmetic medical uses. It can be used to treat writer’s cramp, excessive sweating, chronic pain, and migraine headaches to name a few. Botox has more benefits than side effects, so rest assured it is safe. But, this does echo the importance to have this or any other cosmetic procedure performed by a highly qualified, board-certified medical professional. Be sure to research your provider's qualifications before you choose remembering that as with anything, big discounts can sometimes mean poor quality.
Whether it is Botox, or any other treatment option such as fillers, mircodermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser hair removal, minimally invasive cosmetic treatments safely offer appealing results in a minimal amount of time. Furthermore, these options are great for the wallet if you are beautifying on a budget, or seeking a little kick rather than other facial plastic surgery procedures.
Please keep in mind no matter what cosmetic procedure you decide is right for you, always seek consultations and services from quality board certified surgical professionals. Click here to find out how to find a qualified board-certified surgeon.
In June and July, you can have a few minimally invasive treatments, including our Liquid Facelift starting at $999. The special includes 1 cc syringe of Restylane and 40 units of Botox.
About Southern Surgical Arts
The Board-Certified Surgeons of Southern Surgical Arts are 100% devoted exclusively to cosmetic surgery. Southern Surgical Arts is committed to delivering quality care, and utilizes state-of-the-art technology while adhering to the highest standards and safest practices in cosmetic surgical procedures. Southern Surgical Arts specialize in cosmetic procedures that produce minimal scaring and downtime. The talented team of Dr. Nease and Dr. Deal use a culmination of their over 10 years experience and expertise to deliver results in cosmetic and facial plastic surgery that meet your goals. For more information on minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, or you are seeking a consultation for a substantial body makeover, please visit www.southersurgicalarts.com. You’ll be delighted you did!
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Facial Rejuvenation is becoming more popular within the United States, including the younger population. With laser technology and affordable injectable treatments, patients in their 20s, 30s and 40s are looking and feeling five to 10 years younger. At Southern Surgical Arts, we offer the latest technology and techniques to help achieve a patient's facial rejuvenation goals.
There are many different options for facial rejuvenation. Dr. Deal and Dr. Nease at Southern Surgical Arts tailor each treatment to the patient's goals. One example is the Liquid Face Lift that can includes several injectables. It often includes Botox or Dysport paired with fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, Perlane, and Juvederm. "When all you have is a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail," said Dr. Deal. "With the plethora of injectables and fillers we offer our patients more than just one vendor's products, and we make sure the patient has a treatment plan that is customized for their needs." The ideal candidate is a woman or man ranging from his or her 20s to 50s.
The Laser Face Lift is for the patient that is not yet ready for a Cosmetic Face Lift; but desires an overall rejuvenated look. It often includes treatment with one of our fractionated lasers, the Sciton Profractional or the Affirm CO2, along with SmartLipo, injectables and fillers. The ideal candidate is usually in his or her 40s or early 50s. Patients from Chattanooga and North Georgia don't often realize that Dr. Nease pioneered the Laser Facelift. In fact, he has taught physicians from around the world how to perform the procedure.
Do you look in the mirror and want to minimize wrinkles, deep folds or sun damage? If so, we invite you in for a complimentary consultation with one of our Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. Call today at 423-266-3331 or 706-629-8622.
Below is an actual patient of Southern Surgical Art. Procedures included Chin implant, Smartlipo to the neck, and the Affirm CO2 to face.
Southern Surgical Arts' surgeons recently committed to seeing area patients throughout the year with a new partnership with Project Access. This program makes health care available to low-income, uninsured residents of Hamilton County. Project Access is coordinated by the Medical Society of Chattanooga & Hamilton County and the Medical Foundation. It brings together doctors, hospitals, medical schools, community clinics, the Hamilton County health department, and many other partners all for a common goal. This goal is to improve the health and well-being of the people of Chattanooga and Hamilton County.
While cosmetic surgery procedures are typically elective in nature, and our practice is 100% cosmetic focused, giving back is an important part of Southern Surgical Arts' philosophy. Dr. Deal and Dr. Nease completed many years of medical and surgical training and have board certifications including general surgery, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, facial plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. They give back to our community by treating urgent medical conditions or traumatic injuries that effect the patient's aesthetic appearance and/or self confidence.
If you would like more information about Project Access, please call 423-826-0269 or visit http://www.chattmedsoc.org/ProjectAccess.aspx.
Need a way to give back? Consider our Breast Oasis Charity! Bring in your gently-used or new bras to several locations in Chattanooga and Calhoun and we'll have them cleaned and take them to women in need at the Chattanooga Room in the Inn.
Hollow appearing eyes is a common problem in both men and women. As you age, the areas around your eyes become hollow, which makes you look tired and older. Facial rejuvenation procedures that address this problem can help you look younger and feel better about your appearance.
There are a few options to correct this problem. However, it is important to seek out a well-trained, experienced cosmetic surgeon who deals with problems like hollow eyes on a regular basis. Often times it is the the the loss of fat from the mid face and around the upper and lower eyelids and even the brow that contributes to the sunken or shallow appearance. Most hollowing eyes can be treated with synthetic fillers
or even better, your body's own fat cells. Lower eyelid surgery
(lower blepharoplasty) may also be needed if the problem is a deep tear trough with an overlying protruding lower eyelid fat pad.
The most simple solution is often using fillers to fill the tear trough area with a hyaluronic acid product such as Restylane
, which can soften or smooth out hollows. Although the results are not as natural as fat with these fillers, this is an option for patients not ready for surgery. The procedure is non-surgical and is injected along the tear trough region. Results typically last 6-9 months. There can be minor bruising that will usually resolve in less than a week.
Many surgeons, however, will often recommend eyelid surgery to try to correct hollowness under the eyes. "Most of the time, surgery alone does not solve the problem," said Dr. Nease
. "Adding fat back to the face eliminates the problem in about 80% of the patients I see, which is less invasive than having eyelid surgery where skin and/or fat is removed. And the fat transfer procedure achieves a much more natural, youthful result."
In cases where there is significant excess eyelid skin or bulging fat pads, we recommend lower eyelid surgery. This is less commonly recommended than other treatments yet still has less than a week's downtime. The technique at Southern Surgical Arts
includes minimal scarring as well, often done without any scarring or sutures.
If you are in your 30s, 40s or 50s and want to see how fillers, fat transfer or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can make you look younger, please contact our office for you complimentary consultation with Dr. Nease or Dr. Deal. You can view our before and after gallery for more pictures of how patients have benefited from facial rejuvenation.
Chattanooga, One North Shore: 423-266-3331
Schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons.
Chattanooga’s most sought after cosmetic surgeons are helping women feel good about their bodies in the summer months
With advanced cosmetic surgery and the latest non-surgical procedures from Southern Surgical Arts this summer, you can go ahead and buy that itsy bitsy teeny-weeny yellow polka-dot bikini. Or wear the short shorts, sleeveless shirt and sexy dress you’ve been wanting to wear with confidence. Whatever your personal goals to get ready for summer, Southern Surgical Arts has a procedure that can give you a boost for fun in the sun!
The most common problem areas for women this time of year are:
Small or sagging breasts
Hair growth under the arms, on legs, and around the bikini line
Fat stored in the abdomen and thighs
Loose skin from previous weight loss
To combat these common concerns, the board-certified cosmetic surgeons at Southern Surgical Arts are offering both surgical and nonsurgical solutions to fit the needs of women in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area.
Not only are these cosmetic procedures effective, they are also affordable. Southern Surgical Arts offers Breast Augmentations starting at $3,999. A breast augmentation can solve the problem of small or sagging breasts by making them look firm, full and naturally beautiful.
Unsightly hair can also be vanquished with the use of laser hair removal treatments. Right now in the month of April and May, you can get 20% off any bikini or underarm laser hair removal and prepare yourself for a shave-free summer.
Click here to view all our monthly specials or call 423-266-3331 to inquire about Mommy Makeovers, Liposuction, Smart Lipo, Skin Resurfacing and Laser Hair Removal. Consultations are complimentary.
Southern Surgical Arts is the first cosmetic surgery practice in Chattanooga, Tennessee and North Georgia to offer CelluSmooth, a simple, minimally invasive procedure for treating the root cause of cellulite. CelluSmooth, the newest Sciton laser developed in Palo Alto, CA, is a new minimally invasive technology designed to deliver laser energy to multiple areas of the body, such as thighs, buttocks and other areas of concern.
Video courtesy of Dr. Hanna Vargas, MD
Minimally invasive procedures accounted for 82% (7.5 million) of cosmetic procedures performed in 2011. Dr. Deal, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon at Southern Surgical Arts, says, “Cellulite has been an extremely difficult problem to treat with all previous modalities providing temporary and short-lived results. CelluSmooth is promising in that it is not only delivering permanent results, but is done with virtually no down time.”
CelluSmooth is pending FDA clearance for cellulite treatment but is cleared for "the surgical incision, excision, vaporization, ablation and coagulation of soft tissue." The advanced CelluSmooth laser technology results in the cutting of fat as well as fibrous tissue, which is the major cause of the lumps and bumps associated with cellulite.
"I have been impressed by the recent research Sciton has performed to advance laser technology for aesthetic treatments and excited to offer my patients the opportunity to participate in this clinical study,” said Dr Nease, a triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon at Southern Surgical Arts.
"It is an honor an privilege to be chosen by an internationally known premier laser company to test their latest research and equipment. This opportunity is only given to a very select few in the country. At SSA we are proud to offer our patients the very latest, as well as tried and true procedures and feel a strong commitment to never stop learning for the community," said Dr. Nease.
Since beginning the clinical study, Dr. Deal and Dr. Nease have performed 10 CelluSmooth procedures in the past 2 months and have seen good results. Ten more participants may qualify to be a part of the study.
At Southern Surgical Arts, Dr. Chad Deal is a double board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Dr. Carey Nease is a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon. Both surgeons are certified through the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Both surgeons are committed to safe quality care, an excellence in cosmetic artistry and have performed more than 7,500 cosmetic surgery procedures in the last 5 years. Their practice is 100% dedicated to cosmetic surgery using the latest technology to provide natural enhancements with minimal scarring and the shortest downtime possible.
For more information about the CelluSmooth clinical study, our cosmetic surgery procedures or to make a complimentary consultation, please call 423-266-3331. Or, you may visit our website for before and after photos to help with your research.
Southern Surgical Arts is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 27,000 square foot building located in the Southside area between Cowart and Broad Street in downtown Chattanooga on Monday, April 8 at 5:15 pm.
The new development is the biggest new office building on Chattanooga's Southside in a couple of decades. “Southern Surgical Arts is known for its surgical artistry, which makes the Southside area a perfect fit for us,” said Dr. Carey Nease, the company’s founding partner.
FSGBank, Chattanooga’s largest community bank, is providing financing for the new facility of Southern Surgical Arts in downtown Chattanooga, TN. Bank CEO Mike Kramer said, “FSGBank is honored to be partnering with Southern Surgical Arts and Dr. Carey Nease. Dr. Nease and his teammates have an impressive record of client and business success, and their commitment to a philosophy and practice of “giving back” to their community is consistent with the values of our Bank. We look forward to a long and healthy relationship with the Southern Surgical Arts team.”
Chattanooga’s Mayor Ron Littlefield has been invited to the ceremony. Representatives from FSGBank, Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects, and T.U. Parks Construction Company will attend.
The public is invtied to this event, as well. If you are interested in leasing space, please call 423-266-3331 for more information.
It's almost time for bikini season and the national news is taking notice of the rise of cosmetic surgery procedures this year. Fox News had Dr. Elie Levine, a board-certified plastic surgeon, provide some tips for choosing your surgeon for your next cosmetic procedure.
Is Your Surgeon Board-Certified?
This is an important question to ask. It's important to find out what specific field your surgeon is certified in before moving forward. According to Dr. Levine, if your surgeon is "...board certified in radiology or internal medicine; one of the fields where the core principles and core teachings don't include cosmetics, you might be setting yourself up."
Dr. Nease and Dr. Deal agree with Dr. Levine's comment on choosing a board-certified surgeon who has been trained in the field he/she practices. "Having surgical training is very important to ensure that when a complication arises, the surgeon has the experience and training to handle it. My five years of training in general surgery and my cosmetic surgery fellowship helped equip me with the knowledge I need to recognize problems and solve them," said Dr. Chad Deal, Southern Surgical Arts' double board-certified cosmetic surgeon and general surgeon.
How Much Experience Does Your Surgeon Have?
How do you determine if your surgeon has the experience to perform your cosmetic surgery procedure? One way to determine is to ask your surgeon how many procedures he has performed. Another way, as Dr. Levine mentioned on Fox News is to determine your surgeon's sspecialty. Further, "There are four subspecialties in plastic surgery. There are people that can do extra training in cosmetic work, pediatric plastic surgery, microsurgery, hand surgery...," said Dr. Levine. "If you find out they also have hand training, they may be great. But, then again, if you're sitting in the reception area and your see eight people in cast, maybe they do more hand surgery." These are all clues into determining the specialty and area of interest and expertise of your surgeon.
At Southern Surgical Arts, we are 100% committed and focused on cosmetic surgery. "The surgeons in our practice have performed over 7,000 cosmetic surgery procedures and we continue to perform approximately 1,200 each year," said Dr. Carey Nease, Southern Surgical Arts' triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon and facial plastic surgeon.
Here is the original video on Fox News:
How to find a qualified surgeon
What does it mean to choose Southern Surgical Arts' cosmetic surgeons