Here at Robbins Plastic Surgery, we understand how busy life can be. Work, kids, car-pool, after school practice; not to mention the crazy traffic here in Nashville! How does someone find the time to make an appointment for Botox®? Let’s face it, we keep putting it off and putting it off, then one day you look in the mirror and say to yourself, “What The – – – -“! Where did these wrinkles come from?! I look so old and tired.”
We hear you LOUD & CLEAR…
Robbins Plastic Surgery is now offering Botox®/Dysport® Parties in your home! One of our certified RN’s will come to you and your friends, making it easy, convenient and affordable. Just invite 5 or more friends who want Botox®/Dysport® and we will take care of sending email invitations and coordinating the best day or evening that works for your schedule. Yes, including weekends!!
Gather your friends for a ladies night out, Brotox Party (men only), house warming party, bachelorette pre-party. Remember, this is for your convenience so make this gathering as simple and fun as you want!
Contact Robbins Plastic Surgery to book your Botox®/Dysport® party today!
Have you ever thought about why they call it “plastic surgery”? The term plastic means to mold, and is from the Greek word plastikos. It was first used to describe a specialty of surgery in 1837.
Here is a great definition of a plastic surgeon:
We restore, repair, and make whole those parts…which fortune has taken away, not so much that they may delight the eye, but that they may uplift the spirit and help the mind of the afflicted.
Plastic surgery vs. Cosmetic surgery
While both cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery deal with improving a patient’s body, the training, research and goals for patient outcomes are very different.
Cosmetic Surgery: Focused on Enhancing Appearance
The procedures, techniques, and principles of cosmetic surgery are entirely focused on enhancing a patient’s appearance. Improving aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and proportion are the key goals. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck, and body. Because the treated areas function properly, cosmetic surgery is elective. Cosmetic surgery is practiced by doctors from a variety of medical fields, including plastic surgeons. So keep in mind that an EENT (Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat) doctor may also perform cosmetic surgery.
Plastic Surgery: Focused on Repairing Defects to Reconstruct a Normal Function & Enhancing Appearance
Plastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. Plastic surgery is intended to correct and reconstruct dysfunctional areas of the body. While many plastic surgeons choose to complete additional training and perform cosmetic surgery as well, the basis of their surgical training remains reconstructive plastic surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons communicates the message that “plastic and reconstructive surgeons are one in the same.
Plastic Surgery Training: The Key Difference
Following completion of medical school, a board-certified plastic surgeon serves first as a surgical resident for at least 3 years where they undergo rigorous training in all aspects of surgery and then 3 years of focused plastic surgery training. The process can take 6 to 8 years or more and many further their training in fellowships including micro vascular, craniofacial, hand, pediatric and aesthetic. This is a key differentiator between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon.
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon: Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Nashville’s Best Nip and Tuck and Top Doctor, Dr. Chad Robbins, is board certified by the ASPS and ASAPS, focuses on breast reconstruction, skin cancer closures, breast enhancements, mommy makeovers, body contouring such as tummy tucks, lower body lifts and buttock enhancements as well as face lifts, nose and eye lifts.
Nashville’s Best Nip and Tuck Dr. Chad Robbins explains why spring is the best time to have Liposuction
Robbins Plastic Surgery offers a variety of body contouring procedures, including liposuction. Our patients typically elect to have liposuction in the late winter / early spring so they have ample time for the entire procedural process and before the summer vacation season begins.
Liposuction is a routine procedure performed to help patients eliminate targeted areas of excess fat. Dr. Robbins says that many patients, no matter how rigorous their diet and exercise routines, simply cannot get rid of certain fat deposits. Liposuction has become one of the most popular surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures in the United States, and is design to remove extra fat in nearly any region of the body, including:
- Abdomen and love handles (flanks)
- Thighs and buttocks
- Upper and lower back
- Face and neck
Liposuction is not meant for patients seeking to lose large amounts of weight. The procedure is intended to remove targeted deposits of fat and effectively improve the patient’s contours in those regions.
For those seeking bathing suit bodies, Dr. Robbins suggests starting the process at least 6-8 weeks prior. Returning to work and normal work-out routines may resume 1-2 weeks after procedure and a compression garment is worn for 4-6 weeks to help with the swelling. Making early spring the perfect time to have liposuction!
To see if you are a good candidate for liposuction, call 615-237-5552 for a FREE consultation and visit our website www.robbinsplasticsurgery.com for more information.
An arm lift or brachioplasty reshapes the upper arm to tighten loose skin and remove fat that often creates a “bat wing” appearance under the arm. Removing the excess skin caused by weight loss or natural aging can tighten loose skin that extends from the underarm area to the elbow; liposuction is sometimes used in combination to achieve the best results.
During a brachioplasty, an incision is made that typically runs from the elbow to the armpit. Excess skin, fat, and tissue is then removed. Although some scarring will always be visible, the surgeon will place the scar in the most inconspicuous location, which is on the inner arm toward the back.
Are you a good candidate for arm lift surgery?
After losing a significant amount of weight and adapting to a healthy lifestyle, you may find that you still have loose, hanging underarm skin that resembles bat wings. Although you can improve your upper-arm appearance with exercise, this redundant underarm skin remains a problem that does not improve with exercise. The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider an upper arm lift:
- You have lost the weight you desire, but are left with redundant underarm skin.
- You are an adult with significant upper arm skin laxity due to aging.
- Your weight is relatively stable and you are not significantly overweight.
- You are a healthy individual with no medical conditions that could impair healing or increase
For a free consultation to determine if brachioplasty is right for you, visit board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chad Robbins in Nashville, TN or visit our website www.robbinsplasticsurgery.com for more information.
Today’s breast implants are designed to be highly durable and long lasting. In most cases, you should maintain your beautiful results for many years. But like all other medical devices, breast implants will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. For some, this may take decades. For others, it may happen more quickly.
The most common reason for replacing old breast implants is a leak or rupture. They type of breast implant you have will impact the appearance of your breasts after a rupture. When saline breast implants rupture, they will deflate and the sterile saline solution will be safely absorbed by your body. However, this will create an imbalanced breast appearance that clearly signals it is time to replace your implants.
The cohesive silicone gel used in modern silicone breast implants will maintain their shape in the event of a rupture, making it much more difficult to recognize that it is time to have them replaced. We recommend seeing your plastic surgeon for an exam and he may order an MRI depending on the circumstance.
Here are some other reasons why you may choose to replace your breast implants:
- Change the size of your implants to a smaller size, especially after pregnancy or weight gain
- You are not satisfied with the results initially achieved by your breast augmentation.
- To replace old saline breast implants with a more natural look and feel of silicone breast implants
- To correct breast implant complications such as capsular contracture.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Chad Robbins has performed numerous breast implant exchange surgeries for women in the Nashville, TN area who wish to replace their old breast implants. He understands the unique issues associated with these revision procedures, and he has the skills to deliver the beautiful, natural looking results you desire.
Sick and tired of hand-me-downs? I’m talking about that double chin that was so graciously passed down from granny! Well say good bye with KYBELLA® (a non surgical treatment) because it’s time to hold your chin up high!
KYBELLA® is the 1st FDA approved substance to remove fat without having surgery. It will kill and destroy the fat cells and then they’re naturally reabsorbed in to the body. For those who don’t want to have surgery because of down time to heal and taking some time off work, KYBELLA® might be the answer.
Let’s review who KYBELLA® is best for, how long the procedure takes, down time if any and the cost of this popular product.
Who it’s best for: Patients with mild to moderate fat under the chin. Patients who are obese or who have a turkey neck that requires a lot of skin tightening should try other options.
Procedure: The 20-minute treatment is nonsurgical, but involves dozens of small injections. A doctor or trained nurse creates a grid of dots targeting the fat under the chin and then does multiple injections in one session. Some patients may experience mild burning or a stinging sensation.
Downtime: There is little to no downtime, but some patients may experience some bruising, redness, and swelling that can last up to a week as the fat melts away. After a few weeks, patients will start to see a change.
Maintenance: Patients will need to have three to six treatments, each spaced a month apart.
Cost: $1,500 per treatment. Patients should expect to do two to four treatments.
KYBELLA® is popular amongst many ages, male or female and talked about over social media (especially through selfies) due to the results! If you want to get rid of that extra chin you’ve had for most of your whole life, contact Robbins Plastic Surgery at 615-237-5552 or visit us at www.robbinsplasticsurgery.com. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Chad Robbins, who was voted best Nip and Tuck in Nashville, TN, will see you for a FREE consultation for KYBELLA®.
Dr. Robbins Discusses: 8 Steps To Reverse the Process of Facial Aging
- Injectable Fillers
- Face Lift: Mini/Full
- Neck Lift
- Brow Lift
Holding onto a youthful look gets more challenging as we grow older. Aging is a natural and inevitable process and can make us look tired, sad or even angry. But when exactly does that notice-it-in-the-mirror, complain-about-it-to-friends type of skin aging start? And can anything be done to delay it? Our goal at Robbins Plastic Surgery is to provide a refreshed and rested look, not an overdone look. Facial aging can be made up of 3 significant categories:
A. Changes to the facial skin, include development of fine lines and wrinkles, skin dryness, uneven pigmentation, loss of collagen and elastisin leading to skin thinning and looseness, and loss of the skin glow. So, we always start facial rejuvenation with a home skincare regimen, facials, dermaplaning, chemical peels and facial lasers. Skin tightening is possible with the treatment of Vivace micro needling with radiofrequency (heat energy). For the unwanted crow’s feet or frown lines, Botox® and Dysport® are the perfect solution.
B. As we age, there is a loss of facial volume. This leads to hollowing of the eyes and temples, deepening of the nasolabial folds and loss of lip volume leading to wrinkles and aging appearances. This occurs earlier in the aging process and is easily treated with use of facial fillers, such as Juvéderm®, Voluma®, Restylane®, or Radiesse®. We can add volume to the lips, cheeks, temples, lower eyes, nasolabial folds, perioral or unwanted wrinkles.
C. The final aspect of aging includes the much dreaded sagging of the facial structures, with the most complained about being the neck and jowls. Eyelids and brows also seem to sag over time leading to a very tired appearance. This may include an endoscopic brow lift, face lift, neck lift, upper or lower eyelid surgery. It is quite common to combine treatments in surgery, adding volume with fat grafting and treatment of the skin with chemical peels.
If you would like to talk facial aging with Dr. Chad Robbins, please call today at 615-401-9454 to schedule your free consultation. Let’s start turning back the clock on facial aging so that you can put your best face forward!
No matter what we want to change, from reducing age lines on our face to recycling our own fat and using it on other places of our body, surgical and minimally invasive methods may be the best choice for long-term results. Here are a few of my top picks for cosmetic and plastic surgery trends for 2017.
Dr. Chad Robbins -Top 5 Trends for 2017
- Minimally invasive and non surgical cosmetic treatments will be on the rise in 2017.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Kybella, it’s a potent injectable that helps to eliminate fat in the neck and jawline. In other words, it’s an injectable that gets rid of your double chin. Amazing reviews on this product and the results are spectacular!
Also, fat grafting will continue to be popular. I mean honestly, who wouldn’t be excited about having fat cells removed from one area of your body to enhance another area! (Brazilian butt lift, facial volume, breast)
- Breast Augmentations are still very popular and will continue to grow as our technology enhances. With 3D imaging and memory shape gel implants, you can see your natural looking results before having surgery!
- Mommy Makeover’s will forever be popular due to the aftermath of pregnancies. Yes, you can thank those sweet adorable babies you gave birth to for your ever so saggy breast and stretched out stomach muscles. A mommy make-over consist of both a breast augmentation and/or lift as well as a tummy tuck.
- Let’s not forget the gentlemen…though they may not talk about it, they are certainly jumping on the plastic surgery wagon as well. In today’s society, men are opting for surgeries and a youthful look to stay competitive in the work field. Upper and/or lower eyelid surgery, Botox and gynecomastia (male breast reduction) just to name a few.
- Liposuction for those problem areas that even dieting and exercise can’t get rid of. Nearly 400,000 people, worldwide, will undergo a liposuction procedure this year to help achieve a more desirable shape.
Call 615-237-5552 to schedule your consultation at Robbins Plastic Surgery. During this visit Dr. Robbins will discuss your options, recommend a course of treatment as well as discuss with you the likely outcome of any of these Plastic Surgery Trends for 2017!
The popularity of the Brazilian butt lift has soared in the past decade, and while breast augmentation is still at the top of the list as the most common cosmetic surgery, butt lifts are not far behind. This procedure can provide a more ample posterior to those looking to achieve a fuller and more lifted backside, and its recent rise in popularity is likely to have many causes.
- It’s a 2-in-1 Procedure
A Brazilian Butt Lift is much more than just a lift. Instead, it’s actually two procedures combined into one, where fat is removed from other less desirable parts of the body and then injected into the buttocks. So people who opt for a butt lift get both liposuction as well as a firmer, shapelier butt. Not only does a BBL offer you a boost where you want it, but it also gives you a more streamlined look overall.
- Celebrity Influence
As with most rising trends, celebrity influence may be another contributing factor to the recent popularity of the BBL. Celebrities like J Lo have received a lot of media attention for their backsides, which may explain the growing demand for butt lifts over other cosmetic surgery procedures.
- More Acceptance of Body Diversity
Another reason for the trend may be that our views on body diversity have shifted. Celebrated on the big screen and on fashion runways around the world, curvier, figures are increasingly accepted as a norm. Rather than the ultra-thin look prized on the runway in past years, women today are encouraged to embrace and flaunt their feminine curves, making a Brazilian butt lift an excellent way to highlight your figure.
- Variations in Brazilian Butt Lift (Misconceptions about the Brazilian Butt Lift)
The Brazilian butt lift is a great procedure for contouring the mid section and the butt. There is a misconception that this procedure is to greatly increase the size of the butt. Most people actually opt for a butt size that looks natural and matches their frame. For some, the procedure involves making the butt bigger and curvier/rounder with more projection. For others who have enough volume in the butt, it entails contouring the butt to achieve a rounder and more projected butt and not necessarily a bigger butt. Overall the Brazilian butt lift is a great procedure for body contouring and is customized according to each individual’s needs and desires.
Call today to schedule your Brazilian Butt Lift consultation with Dr. Chad Robbins, nominated and voted Best of Nashville, 615-237-5552.
What is gynecomastia-(man boobs or moobs)?
Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs.
Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair your self confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.
Gynecomastia is characterized by:
• Excess localized fat
• Excess glandular tissue development
• Sometimes excess breast skin
• Presence unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)
Dr. Chad Robbins treats gynecomastia with both liposuction and excision of the breast tissue. This technique is proven to be the best and effective way to flatten and enhance the chest contours.
Call 615-237-5552 to schedule your consultation at Robbins Plastic Surgery. During this visit Dr. Robbins will discuss your options, recommend a course of treatment as well as discuss with you the likely outcome of gynecomastia correction.