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What Is the Best Season to Get Plastic Surgery?

Person wearing mittens holding a mug of coffeeFall is finally here. The leaves are beginning to change, the weather is a little cooler, and the vast majority of us are relieved now that bathing suit season is over. Social gatherings no longer involve showing more skin than you’re actually comfortable revealing. Hallelu — wait. Before we all start to rejoice, there is one important thing to remember: the holiday season is coming.

In just a couple of months, most of us will be attending parties, seeing long-lost relatives, and trying to squeeze into last year’s party dress. Don’t get too comfortable in those new fall boots. ‘Tis the season to prepare!

The good news is looking your best with cosmetic surgery has never been easier or faster. Some of the most requested procedures in the fall are non-invasive and require little to no recovery time. In fact, BOTOX® and injectable fillers are commonly referred to as “the lunch hour facelift” because they can be done so quickly. Many men and women come to our Wichita office a few days before an event to refine crow’s feet, smile lines, and forehead wrinkles. Patients are excited to show off their well-rested, more youthful-looking appearance just a few days after treatment.

tree with fallen leaves underneathMany find that fall is the best season to get plastic surgery because:

1. Bandages or compression garments can be easily hidden under layers of clothing

2. There are fewer social gatherings to attend than in the summer or winter

3. Christmas break allows plenty of time for recovery from invasive procedures

If you prefer the slenderizing results of surgically invasive body contouring procedures, such as a tummy tuck or liposuction, two weeks out of the fall season will allow plenty of time for recovery. Teachers or those who experience slower business during the holidays often get these procedures done over an extended break. Many also treat themselves to a breast augmentation once they receive their year-end bonus check. It’s the perfect excuse to get what was really on your Christmas list!

Now that the best season to get plastic surgery has arrived, grab a pumpkin spiced latte and visit board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Conrad at his Wichita, Kansas practice for a consultation. He will evaluate your health history along with the results you desire to provide a customized surgical treatment plan. To schedule an appointment, fill out our online contact form or call (316) 681-2227 today. Experience results that will last for many seasons to come!

Closing the Loop on Breast Cancer

Bras come in all colors, sizes and materials. From luxurious and enhancing to plain and practical, they can make you feel sexy and provide support when you need it most. Although it makes sense to mark a day of celebration for such a close and supportive member of women’s lives, BRA Day is not really all about the bra.

Many women who must undergo a mastectomy or lumpectomy for cancer treatment do not opt to receive reconstructive surgery to restore the shape of their breasts. This is likely because less than 23 percent of those eligible for treatment are informed of their post-mastectomy options.

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA Day) is an initiative designed to improve this statistic by raising awareness.

Did you know?

Since 1998, the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act has given every woman the right to choose breast reconstruction and have the procedure fully paid for by her insurance carrier.

Unlike other events occurring during Breast Cancer Awareness month, which raise funds and awareness for cancer detection and prevention, BRA Day aims to “Close the Loop on Breast Cancer” by providing women with information about breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy. It occurs annually on the third Wednesday of October. This year, BRA Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

Many women do not realize the impact that mastectomy surgery can potentially have on their confidence and quality of life. Although cancer removal is something worth celebrating, many women wake up from mastectomy surgery and are saddened by the realization that a central part of their femininity is missing. Breast reconstruction allows women to move forward from their journey through cancer with a renewed sense of wellbeing that can make them feel like a whole woman again.

Women interested in beginning reconstruction at the time of mastectomy must ask their breast surgeon to make a referral to see a plastic surgeon. As a breast specialist, Dr. Conrad can answer your questions about breast reconstruction surgery and help you decide if the procedure is right for you. The type of reconstruction you undergo will depend on your individual needs, anatomy, and previous treatments. If only one breast is affected, it alone may be reconstructed. A breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation may be recommended for the opposite breast to ensure symmetry.

If you have recently been treated for or diagnosed with breast cancer, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Matthew H. Conrad to discuss your post-mastectomy options. Please fill out our contact form or call (316) 681-2227 today.


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