Implant Exchange: Reasons to Replace Your Implants

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.

Please contact Robbins Plastic Surgery today to schedule your breast implant exchange consultation. You can visit our website, www.robbinsplasticsurgery.com, for more information.



Hold Your Chin Up With KYBELLA®

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.

 

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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®.



8 Steps to Reverse the Process of Facial Aging

Dr. Robbins Discusses: 8 Steps To Reverse the Process of Facial Aging

Non-Surgical

  • Skincare
  • Botox/Dysport
  • Injectable Fillers
  • Lasers

Surgical

  • Face Lift: Mini/Full
  • Neck Lift
  • Brow Lift
  • Blepharoplasty

 

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:

facial aging, blog, robbins plastic surgery, nashville, TNA. 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!



Plastic Surgery Trends for 2017

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

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  1. 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)

  1. 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!

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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!



Brazilian Butt Lift

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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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.



Let’s Talk Man Boobs!

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.

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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.



Want More Youthful Looking Breast?

A drooping or sagging breast shape can create self-consciousness and an unflattering look for women. Dr. Chad Robbins, voted Best Nip and Tuck 2015 in Nashville, TN, is highly experienced, and has an artistic approach that will produce breasts you’ve longed for.

Over time, breasts can develop a condition called ptosis, or sagging. With breast ptosis, the breast hemisphere can sag dramatically, even to the point where the nipple points downward. The breast lift is a cosmetic procedure that deals with breast ptosis by lifting the breasts to a more youthful and proportionate position.

The breast may prolapse in varying degrees for different reasons. In younger women, the excessive volume and weight of the breasts may cause sagging. For middle-aged women, the hormonal changes and development of milk glands during pregnancy can contribute to breast ptosis. With older women, aged skin has lost elasticity and is more prone to stretching.

The procedure is aimed to enhance the shape of the breasts. The technique used is tailored based on the specifics of a patient’s breast size, shape, areola size, areola position, degree of ptosis, and skin quality. The procedure is performed using general anesthesia.

The results of the procedure are immediately visible and will continue to become clearer as the body heals. The surgical team will provide guidance on when to return to work and normal physical activity.

For a free consultation to discuss your breast lift with Dr. Chad Robbins, call 615-401-9454 or visit our website at robbinsplasticsurgery.com



Robbins Plastic Surgery Supports our Military

Every day the men, women and families of the U.S. Military make incredible sacrifices. These brave soldiers have made a decision to serve and protect our country. Some do it for a new start in life, chance to travel, further their education and to raise self esteem. Regardless the reason, as a nation, we have an obligation to support those who have sacrificed for us.

Dr Chad Robbins from Nashville, TN was recently on the air at WJMZ with Joe Padula in Clarksville, TN. Joe asked Dr. Robbins why he offers a military discount to his patient’s. Dr. Robbins said “these men and women give a lot to our country and we need to give a little something back”. At Robbins Plastic Surgery we offer free consultations as well as a physicians discount on all cosmetic surgery for active military and their spouses.

Dr. Robbins also say’s “I have always believed that when we ask our young men and women to fight in defense of our nation, we make a promise that we will give them the resources they need to do their jobs. We also promise to take care of them when they return home. As a nation, we have an obligation to support those who have sacrificed for us.”

Remember… our military serves us proudly, and when they return home, it’s time for us to serve them.
Call Robbins Plastic Surgery today 615-401-9454 to schedule your consultation and mention that you or your spouse is an active military soldier. We look forward to serving you!



Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss For Men and Women

Congratulations on your weight loss! Now you are thinking, wow- I feel great, have more energy but if I could just get rid of this excess skin and fat, my clothes would fit better and I could exercise more. Plastic surgery/body contouring can change people’s lives! This is where Dr. Chad Robbins comes into your life. Dr. Robbins is a frequent speaker for local weight loss clinics here in Nashville, TN and believes that having the extra skin and fat removed can bring more confidence in one self? Here at Robbins Plastic Surgery, our motto is “Confidence is Beautiful”.

Body contouring following major weight loss improves the shape and tone of your underling tissue that shapes fat and skin and removes excess sagging fat and skin.

Dramatic weight loss has many benefits. But after weight reduction surgery, or any substantial amount of weight loss, the skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to conform to the reduced body size.

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Body contouring procedures may include:
Arm lift: sagging of the upper arms
Breast lift: sagging, flattened breasts
Facelift: sagging of the mid-face, jowls, and neck
Lower body lifts: sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, groin and outer thighs
Medial thigh lift: sagging of the inner, outer and mid thigh
Tummy tuck: apron of excess skin hanging over the abdomen

Visit RobbinsPlasticSurgery.com to view before and after pictures and call 615-401-9454 to make your free consultation appointment with Dr. Chad Robbins to discuss your concerns.



How Instagram Is Making Everyone Self-Obsessed

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How has Instagram changed the way millennial’s are approaching plastic surgery procedures? “Our younger patients are showing me images they have of themselves or ones that they aspire to–from Instagram,” said plastic surgeon, Dr. Chad Robbins from Nashville TN. His patients are also bringing in photos of Kylie Jenner (68.9 million followers), Kim Kardashian West (78.2 million followers) and Charlize Theron (1.3 million followers)—all Instagram favorites with huge followings, which isn’t a coincidence. Dr. Robbins has seen what he calls a “dramatic shift” in procedures since the rise of Instagram.

Patients want younger and less tired eyes, eyelid surgery, nose surgery, neck liposuction, less wrinkles and fuller lips–especially the social media savvy ones.

Snapchat offers a glimpse into a celebrity’s lifestyle, along with their expensive and intensive makeup routine; but Instagram is the far superior platform to show off makeup skills, especially since images can be heavily edited with apps Perfect365 (it’s the self-proclaimed “best free makeover app,” with people sharing their own before and after photos) and Facetune.

Enhancements, ranging from lip injections to eyelash extensions, have also grown in popularity since the rise of social media. Snapchat and Instagram have become one of the biggest drivers for new clients to pursue eyelash extensions.
“Women are always looking for ways to step up their Instagram game, take better photos and curate an enviable feed, without having to spend too much editing and filtering their images. Lash extensions help women celebrate their natural features instead of trying to totally change up their looks,” Robbins said. Most customers are looking for Kylie Jenner or Kim Kardashian lashes–which, unsurprisingly, are also the bodies and faces most asked for by plastic surgeons, according to Dr. Robbins.

Finding a balance between healthy vanity and narcissism is important. If you stare at your face for long enough, you’re certain to notice what’s wrong, whether it’s a wrinkle, a too-thin upper lip or lashes that could be just a little bit longer. Some patients think once you correct it using an app, what’s the harm in correcting it in real life? People are bringing in edited photos of themselves to show plastic surgeons.
Dr. Robbins stresses that the key to a happy patient is talking and setting realistic expectations!

Visit us at rsi351w1.wpengine.com or call 615-401-9454 today to schedule your consultation.