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.

Have a facelift that is advertised as an in-office procedure that only takes about an hour will give you lasting results.facelift, facelift blog, plastic surgery blog, robbins plastic surgery, nashville, tn

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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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s that time of the year again and the holidays are just around the corner. Robbins Plastic Surgery would like to make this year gift giving a little less stressful.  We like to say- It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

What makes the holidays special for you?  Is it decorating your house and getting in the festive mood, being around friends and family, talking and laughing together  or reaching out to someone you haven’t seen in a very long time?

Here at Robbins Plastic Surgery, it’s about all those things and more!   We have chosen our most popular products and services to put on sale for ONE WEEK only.  These specials are definitely ones you don’t want to miss out on.  So remember to mark your calendar for Monday, November 27-December 1, 2017.

Also, check out our new t-shirts – only $25!

All may be purchased via phone at 615-401-9454 or you may visit our website for more details at www.robbinsplasticsurgery.com



Perk Up The Girls with A Breast Augmentation and Lift

Many women come for a breast augmentation consultation thinking that’s what is needed to “perk up” the girls but often end up learning what is really needed is a breast augmentation with a lift (mastopexy) to get the results breast augmentation with lift, robbins plastic surgery, nashville, tnthey are looking for.  This combination surgery is excellent for women who want to restore fullness and correct saggy breast that can occur after having children, weight loss or with aging.

 

While hearing this can be a surprise and lead to more questions about scars, recovery and implant style.  It is important to choose an experienced surgeon, one who is a board certified plastic surgeon who can make personalized recommendations based on your proportions and desired final outcome.

 

For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chad Robbins, visit our website www.robbinsplasticsurgery.com or call us at 615-401-9454.  Also, visit our real patient breast augmentation with a lift video on YouTube.



Chin Implants To Improve Your Profile

A well defined chin helps give balance to the face and creates a major part of one’s profile. When people look in the mirror, most focus on the size and shape of their noses or ears, sagging jowls, or fine wrinkling of the skin. But few explore their chins with the same critical eye.

Before:

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The chin, while you might not think it at first, actually makes a big difference in the overall look of the face. Chin implants can improve a weak jaw line, and will create a more feminine or masculine look.

After:

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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Chad Robbins in Nashville, TN says “male chins have a squarer and angular appearance and female chins usually have a more rounded chin”.

 

Dr. Robbins also states that it is common to recommend a chin implant in addition to nose surgery (rhinoplasty) to achieve facial balance. Fortunately, this is a relatively straightforward procedure that can make a major difference.



Competing with Today’s Millennial in the Work Place

Our society places a high value on looking young and fit.  Today, men of all ages are having plastic surgery. Board certified and Best Nip and Tuck doctor in Nashville, Dr. Chad Robbins, says the most common procedures in which men are requesting include a more balanced nose, a trimmer waistline, eyelid surgery, and no more man-boobs!

Today’s men want a youthful look to stay competitive in the work field.  Men want to feel confident and look their best as many of us do. The millennia’s are moving up the ladder, and some men feel the need to look and feel their best to compete.

Though women are generally relatively open about their cosmetic procedures, “men are incredibly secretive,” said Dr. Robbins.  As a result, men opt for cosmetic surgery procedures that are less obvious and for which healing can be carefully scheduled.

Some men start with non invasive procedures such as Botox to help erase crow’s feet and brow lines.  Botox offers a relatively low-cost, low-commitment options that appeal to some men.

Rhinoplasty (nose surgery), liposuction and gynecomastia (male breast reduction) are popular surgery’s however male blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is growing in popularity every year.  Men know that eyes are often one of the first features to show signs of aging.  Droopy eyelids and wrinkles can cause you to look tired and older than you are.  With eyelid surgery, you can reduce signs of aging in the eyes by removing excess skin and fatty tissue.

If you would like to discuss your cosmetic concerns, please call our office          615-401-9454 or visit www. robbinsplasticsurgery.com to schedule your consultation.



Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Survivor Story

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month… Read about our young survivor who is such an inspiration to all of us at Robbins Plastic Surgery!


My name is Joanne Zampino, and I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Stage 3 Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer at age 39. My son was 18 months old, and my husband was a stay at home Dad; I was the sole provider for our family and was in shock and scared.

The diagnosis was an emotional roller coaster and a long process. Before she even performed the biopsy, the Radiologist Doctor with 35 years’ experience warned me that we were dealing with cancer. It was the first time I heard those words. She looked at me square in the eyes as I was sobbing into a wash cloth and told me not only was I in the best hands in Middle Tennessee, but I was in the best hands in the world. She took time to answer questions about next steps, recommendations for doctors and time to console me.

There’s a Maya Angelou quote about “people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. I will never forget how she made me feel on Sept 19, 2016, and how every other doctor and nurse have made me feel supported, comforted and in good hands ever since. The compassionate care continued throughout tests, chemo, a double mastectomy with delayed reconstruction, radiation and now reconstruction. Every doctor and nurse I have encountered on this journey has made me feel like I have a team fighting this battle with me, and together we will win!

When I met Dr. Robbins, he held my hands and apologized for having to meet my husband and me under these circumstances and assured me that I would have all of the information I needed to make the best decisions. We felt his genuine concern and interest in my long-term recovery. I am forever grateful for how every medical Professional has made me feel during this journey. It gave me the knowledge, courage, empowerment, and support to stay positive and keep a smile on my face. I found being happy and positive around others is my small way of giving back while I continue this journey and reflect on the comfort, positivity, and support I receive from my team around me.



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