Labiaplasty: Do I need this?

Labiaplasty or labia reduction is a cosmetic procedure performed to correct excess skin and tissue to labia minora.  Though it is normal and natural for some women to have excess skin and tissue to this area, these women can tend to feel self-conscious in bathing suits and yoga pants.  Excess labia minora can cause discomfort with intercourse or riding a bicycle. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, labiaplasty is increasing in popularity each year.  Over 12,000 labiaplasty procedures were performed last year by members of the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

Labiaplasty usually requires pain medication for a few days, but then usually subsides after that time.  Despite it being a very sensitive area, patients do well with regards to pain afterwards. Following labiaplasty patients are required to keep Neosporin ointment to the incisions as well as wear a panty liner for the first few days after surgery. Bruising and swelling to this area usually resolves within the first week following labiaplasty.

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Dissolvable stitches are used to close the incisions.  The scar naturally blends into the labia minora which has folds and wrinkles for this to be easily concealed.  

How soon after a labiaplasty can I return to working out and physical activity?

Patients can return to physical activity after 3 weeks as well as any physical activity can be resumed at that time.

How much does a labiaplasty cost?

The cost ranges from $3500-$4500.  The exact cost will be given at the time of your consult.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Mayo trained, Dr. Chad Robbins has helped hundreds of women feel better about themselves following labiaplasty surgery.  Call today to schedule your consultation to see if labiaplasty is right for you! It is never too late…… Check out Dr. Robbins incredible before and after pictures at https://www.robbinsplasticsurgery.com/



Let’s Talk About the Nose (Rhinoplasty)

A rhinoplasty or “nose job” gives patients a more desirable nose through correcting asymmetry as well as proportion. Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure meaning patients go home the same day as their procedure.

How do I know how to choose the right doctor to perform a rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty surgery should always be performed by a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon.  Be sure to choose a physician that understands your goals in moving forward with rhinoplasty surgery. Always ask to view before and after pictures of the physician’s rhinoplasty surgeries he has performed. Ask your physician to speak with previous patients that have had rhinoplasty to discuss their experience and if their desired outcome was achieved.

What does recovery like after rhinoplasty?

A flesh colored splint will be placed on the outside of the nose and this will remain in place for 1 week. The splint is placed to support and protect the nose for the first week following rhinoplasty surgery.  Swelling and bruising may occur after rhinoplasty, however, this does subside after 1 week. You will not be allowed to get the splint wet for the first week but may after the splint has been removed.

Will I have any pain after a rhinoplasty?

Patients do not usually experience much pain following a rhinoplasty.  

When can I return to working out after a rhinoplasty?

You can return to working out and any strenuous activity 3 weeks after your rhinoplasty. So that means after 3 weeks you will not have any restrictions and can go about life as you like!

How much does it cost?

Rhinoplasty cost ranges from approximately $7,000-$9,000.  An exact quote can be give to you at the time of your consult.

Dr. Chad Robbins has helped hundreds of patients achieve their desired rhinoplasty outcome.   The desired outcomes are tailored to fit each individual patient’s facial structure.  Be sure to check out our amazing before and after rhinoplasty pictures!  Call today to schedule a consultation and don’t want any longer to have the nose you’ve always dreamed of!



OPEN HOUSE | JOIN US ON SEPTEMBER 13

Join us for the biggest fall event yet! It’s that time of year again.  The kids are back to school and it’s time to start thinking about yourself.  

Open House, Specials, Dr. Robbins, Robbins Plastic Surgery, Nashville, TXHave you been thinking you wanted your breast to be a little perkier or your tummy a little flatter?  We’ve got a night for you! Robbins Plastic Surgery is hosting an Open House Event on September 13, 2018 from 5pm-7pm at our  office located at 2201 Murphy Avenue, Suite 407, Nashville, TN 37203. We will be hosting Stella and Dot jewelry the evening of the event!  Wow, what more could a girl ask for?  

 

Dr. Chad Robbins will be discussing breast augmentation, tummy tuck, mommy makeover and all things Plastic Surgery the evening of the event.  At the event if you book surgery with Dr. Chad Robbins, we will offer 15% off your fees.  This is an incredible deal that only comes around once a year! Not only will there be discounts on surgery, but we will have some amazing deals on skincare products, filler, Botox®, VI Peel® and more!  At the event there will be a raffle for FREE filler, that’s right you heard me, FREE VI Peel®, FREE Stella and Dot jewelry and much, much more! Bring a girlfriend or two and each of you will receive a goodie bag, valued at $200 and we’ll also give you a $50 gift card to the Medspa! Who wouldn’t want to grab some girlfriends, shop, talk plastic surgery all while enjoying some delicious food and wine?  Don’t miss this exciting night! Call us today at (615) 401-9454 or email us at receptionist@robbinsplasticsurgery.com. Space is limited, so reach out today!

 



Summer Confidence: The Truth Behind a Tummy Tuck

It’s that time of year where kids are out of school and summer has begun!  Feeling confident at the pool and beach can be a daunting task as we try and conceal unwanted fat and the tummy bulge.  Or maybe you just want to reach that pre-pregnancy weight or get rid of the excess skin and fat that doesn’t seem to go away with diet or exercise.  An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck is a surgery performed in the hospital but does allow you to go home the very same day.  During an abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) the abdominal muscles are tightened and the excess skin and fat to the tummy are removed.  Liposuction is included with an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck so that patients can achieve the best body contouring results. Oral pain medication as well as pain pump are provided for post operative discomfort.  Check out Dr. Chad Robbins, a Mayo trained surgeon, and his amazing before and after results of a tummy tuck!

Where are the scars for an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck?

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The scars for this surgery are very low and are always concealed in bathing suits and underwear. The incision is made from hip to hip and an incision inside the belly button. All stitching for this surgery are done underneath the skin.  There are no visible sutures on the outside of the skin.

What is a diastasis rectus?

This is a separation of the abdominal muscle.  These muscles can separate during pregnancy, weight gain, weight loss or aging.  These muscles do not come back together unless they are surgically brought back together.

Can a hernia be fixed at the time of a tummy tuck?

The answer is yes, a hernia can absolutely be fixed at the same time!

How long does a tummy tuck take in the operating room?

An abdominplasty or tummy tuck can take anywhere from 2-3 hours and sometimes less.  This variance in times depends on the patient and their body type.

What does recovery look like after a tummy tuck?

Patients typically need approximately 2-3 weeks to recover following a tummy tuck.  A compression garment (think Spanx® or binder) is worn for approximately 6 weeks following surgery to decrease the amount of swelling after a tummy tuck.

How do I know if a tummy tuck is right for me?

Call today to schedule your consultation with Nashville’s Best Nip and Tuck surgeon, Dr. Chad Robbins.  Your time spent with Dr. Robbins and his staff will include walking each patient through the steps of recovery, a detailed explanation of the surgery and education for family and patient.  Dr. Chad Robbins’ honest and natural approach to a tummy tuck has rated him Nashville’s Best Nip and Tuck surgeon. 

Let Dr. Chad Robbins and the staff at Robbins Plastic Surgery give you the confidence to put that bikini on this summer!



Say “I Do” to These Cosmetic Procedures Before Your Wedding

Nashville, TN is the US’s most popular destination for bachelorette parties. So, why wouldn’t Nashville be your “go to” spot for getting ready for the big day? At Robbins Plastic Surgery we take a natural, but enhancing approach to Botox® and filler while preparing your skin for your wedding day. Your engagement and wedding are an exciting time, but brings with it a lot of stress. Dr. Chad Robbins is Board Certified in plastic surgery and can help you prepare for your wedding day looking fresh faced and sun kissed! So, how can you get that healthy glow before your wedding and keepsake pictures on your wedding day?bridal cosmetic procedures, wedding cosmetic treatment, preparing for wedding day, robbins plastic surgery, nashville, tn

Botox® and Dysport® are both non-surgical injections that correct fine lines and wrinkles. Popular areas to inject Botox® and Dysport® are in the forehead, crow’s feet and between the eyebrows. These are safe, FDA approved products that are injected into the muscle which relaxes the muscle, making fine lines and wrinkles less visible or disappear completely. Botox® and Dysport® are routinely injected every 3-4 months. There is no pain and no downtime with Botox® and Dysport. And don’t worry, these products are not going to make you look “frozen” or unnatural when injected at Robbins Plastic Surgery. Men are getting on the Botox® train now a days and loving the results! So, let’s not forget about the groom on the big day. He deserves to look his best too!

Fillers add volume to the face as well as smoothing out wrinkles and frown lines. Fillers are commonly injected into the lips (thanks to Kylie Jenner), cheeks, wrinkles around the mouth, and get rid of hollowing around the eyes. These products, Juvederm®, Restylane®, Voluma®, Restylane Lyft® and many other products work in different areas of the face depending on what the patient is looking to achieve. Fillers can last anywhere between 9-12 months and some products up to 2 years! When injected, fillers have minimal pain with minimal downtime.

Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment for the face. Dead skin cells and peach fuzz are removed from the face to relieve healthy, youthful glowing skin. There is no downtime and no pain associated with dermaplaning. This procedure is typically performed approximately every 4-6 weeks. Dermaplaning is great to have done right before the wedding to help you look your best in pictures!

The last step to getting ready for your wedding is a great at home skin care regimen. At Robbins Plastic Surgery, we offer ZO® Skin Health which is a medical grade line and only available at doctor’s offices. The products in this line dramatically change the texture and appearance of your skin.  Let our office put together a ZO® Skin Health package that is customized just for your skin!

Come see us today at Robbins Plastic Surgery in Nashville, TN to let our trained physician and nurses create a package that’s right for you and the groom! Don’t forget to check out our specials just in time for your wedding!



Silicone, Saline, or Gummy Bear: Which breast implants are right for me?

Breast Augmentation or breast implants is the single most popular cosmetic surgery performed in the world. Women choose to undergo this surgery for several reasons. Some are looking to achieve more volume, correct asymmetry, while others are looking to replace breast tissue that has been lost after pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss.

  • Saline implants are round implants with sterile water making up the inside. The outer lining of the implant is made from silicone.
  • Silicone implants are made of silicone gel. These implants feel more natural and feel more like a women’s own natural breast tissue compared to saline implants.
  • Gummy bear or form stable implants are versus shaped silicone implant. The gummy bear implant gives a more natural look over the round silicone implant.

83% of women choose silicone implants over saline implants. Silicone implants are safe and FDA approved. At your consultation with Dr. Chad Robbins, a board certified plastic surgeon, you will see saline and silicone implants and the differences will be discussed with you. Dr. Chad Robbins will help you in making the decision on saline vs. silicone based on what you are looking to achieve and your desired outcome. breast implants, breast augmentation,breast implants blog, robbins plastic surgery, nashville, tn

When the implant is placed, a small incision is made in the crease of the breast. This scar is concealed in bathing suits and even without clothing so that patients can feel good about themselves. Implants can be placed over the muscle or under the muscle. Placing over the muscle may be an easier way, but placing under the muscle gives a more natural appearance.

Dr. Chad Robbins is an artist in his own way! How could a surgeon be an artist? Choosing breast implants that are right for you as a patient, truly is an art! The height of the patient, width of their chest wall, starting volume of breast tissue and ultimately the desired size and shape you wish to be after surgery all determine the size of the implant. Breast implants are unique to each patient. Check our Robbins Plastic Surgery before and after breast augmentation gallery to see his artistry!

Recovery after a breast augmentation has minimal downtime. Patients go home from surgery the same day. The first few days after surgery you may experience some pain, but this is managed with pain medication. Patients return to work approximately 1 week after surgery and are back in the gym after 3 weeks. That’s a short amount of time for a big gain!

Most women after this surgery say they wish they had done it sooner. They feel more confident in and out of clothing. At Robbins Plastic Surgery we believe confidence is beautiful! Don’t forget to always see a board certified plastic surgeon for your breast augmentation or breast implants. Check out Real Self to see what patients are saying about Dr. Chad Robbins!



Spring: The Best Time for Liposuction

Is it really that time of year where we are thinking about beach vacations and having to get back into that bathing suit? Sometimes diet and exercise just aren’t enough to get rid of that pesky fat.  Liposuction is a permanent solution to removing fat with minimal downtime.

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Liposuction removes stubborn fat and improves the appearance and contour of the body.  A tiny incision is made where a small instrument is inserted underneath the skin and the fat is permanently removed. The tiny incision is placed in areas that are well hidden with clothes and in bathing suits, so that it not visible to others.   There is minimal downtime with liposuction.  Most people are back to normal activities after 3 days.  You may experience swelling and bruising following liposuction.

Where can liposuction be performed?

Liposuction can be performed to various areas, such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, ankles, hips, chin, neck and upper arms.

Is liposuction right for me? 

Liposuction does not tighten the skin.  If you have excess skin, you may want to consider a tummy tuck that will address the loose skin as well as include liposuction. At your consultation with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Chad Robbins he will help you determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction.

Why should I choose a plastic surgeon over a Med Spa to have liposuction performed?

This procedure should be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon and one that is accredited by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or ASPS. These physicians go through rigorous training in order to achieve this accreditation. Just because liposuction is readily available, it doesn’t mean everyone is the right person to be performing liposuction.  Always ask for before and after pictures of liposuction before choosing the doctor that’s right for you!

Call Dr. Chad Robbins today for a consultation!  Hurry before its time to put on that bathing suit and head to the beach!



Facelift Myths

Facelifts are one of the five most popular cosmetic procedures performed.  Approximately 130,000 people each year have a facelift.  There can be many options with choosing the right place for you.  In today’s market there are several surgical and non-surgical options that are advertised to consumers. So, let’s debunk some of the myths surrounding facelifts.

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Most patients that have in office facelifts tend to have disfigured results or likely to experience complications. It is always best to see a board certified plastic surgeon for a traditional face lift.   A board certified plastic surgeon has to meet rigorous training in order to achieve this certification.  It is always best to have these types of surgeries performed by a surgeon specializing in plastic surgery and not a surgeon who has attended a short weekend course.  Facelifts are best performed in an operating room in a surgery center or hospital setting with sterile technique.

Will having a face lift make me look fake or unnatural?

Hollywood has a great way of only showing us the bad face lifts and like many of us we are intrigued by these “botched” results.  More than likely these patients have undergone several procedures prior to their facelift.  Seeing an experienced board certified plastic surgeon can give you the results you are looking for in a facelift without looking fake.

Facelifts are only for women and older people.

Both men and women, as early as age 50, can be candidates for a face lift or neck lift.   Genetics, how much sun exposure someone has had in their child and adult life, as well as how loose some one’s skin is, plays a role in whether someone needs a face lift at a younger age.

Facelift recovery is painful.

Patients who undergo a facelift do not typically complain much about pain.  Like any surgery there is a short period of time that patients need, to recover. Typically, after a facelift, patients are back at work and back to social events at 2 weeks.

If you’re interested in a facelift, the next step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chad Robbins to see if a facelift is right for you!  It’s never too late!

 

 



Are You Ready For Your Close Up? Let’s talk about facelift surgery.

facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves the overall appearance of the face, jaw or Jowles and neck.  A facelift can help with the signs of aging, stress and sun exposure.  This procedure should be performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.  Dr. Chad Robbins in Nashville TN understands that these unwelcome changes can harm a person’s confidence. Facelift plastic surgery can alleviate many of these symptoms, helping a patient look like they did naturally in their younger years. 

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  • Relaxation of the skin of the face causing sagging
  • Deepening of the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth
  • Fat that has fallen or has disappeared
  • Jowls
  • Loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin or “turkey neck”

Dr. Robbins goal with facelifts is to make his patients look younger and more refreshed by shifting more of the facial tissue than just superficial layers, which can create the “pulled” or obviously “lifted” look.

The most common question asked is, “can I have eyelid surgery and or my nose done at the same time as my facelift”?  The answer is YES and is common for these procedures to be performed together.

The difference between facelifts, mini facelifts and neck lifts can be explained like this:

  • When discussing a facelift, we’re referring to a procedure that has an impact on the cheeks, jowl and neck. It requires incisions placed in front of and behind the ear.
  • Mini-lifts are usually done for patients who have relatively minor concerns about their cheeks and jowl. They are often done to refresh a face that has had a facelift before.
  • A neck lift addresses neck skin, and involves an incision behind the ear and usually beneath the chin.

Call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chad Robbins, or visit our website at www.robbinsplasticsurgery.com.



Seeing Your Results Before Surgery

Robbins Plastic Surgery offers a digital simulation to help in your decision making before committing to surgery.  Interested in a breast augmentation but you aren’t sure if you want 300cc or 400cc implants?  You really want to get rid of that hump on your nose but not sure how different you will look?

Now with Crisalix 3D imaging, your pictures are scanned in the digital simulator which then allows you to “see your results before surgery”! Visualizing these changes can make you feel more confident about your choice.  Also, your before and after images are available for you to show your friends or family members so you can ask their opinion.

To see your results before your have surgery, call or visit Robbins Plastic Surgery for a consultation with Dr. Chad Robbins, a board certified plastic surgeon in Nashville, TN.

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