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Eye Love: Blepharoplasty and What to Know

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid lift surgery, involves correcting sagging skin or droopy eyelids and undereye bags.  Upper eyelid surgery involves removal of excess skin and a small amount of fat to upper eyelid.  Lower eyelid surgery involves removal of creepy skin and fat to under eyes.  These incisions are hidden in natural crease to the upper eye and at the lash line to under eyes. Stitches are placed and removed 1 week following surgery.  Most people are back to running errands at 7-10 days and back to social events at 3 weeks. And resuming physical activity at 3 weeks following blepharoplasty.

Blepharoplasty is an excellent way to address deeper problems with the eyelid tissues, including loose, redundant skin and fat displacement. Upper blepharoplasty is designed to remove lax, saggy eyelid skin that can be heavy and sometimes droop over the lash line, restricting peripheral vision. Upper blepharoplasty can also reposition displaced fat and lift the eyelid skin to create wider, more youthful looking eyes.

Blepharoplasty in Nashville, TN

Lower blepharoplasty is intended to smooth out under-eye bags and puffiness, areas of depression beneath the lower eyelids and excess wrinkles in the lower eyelids. However, the procedure cannot improve the appearance of wrinkles around the corners of the eye, which are known as “crow’s feet.” This is where medical grade chemical peels and neurotoxins like Botox®, Dysport® and Jeuveau® can be tremendously helpful.

Having these procedures performed by themselves or combined can give a more youthful and brighter looking eyes. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, blepharoplasty is the 4th most performed procedure in plastic surgery.  At your initial consultation, Dr. Robbins and you can discuss if a blepharoplasty (upper and/or lower) are right for you.  Check out Dr. Robbins’ amazing eye work at

The Truth About Gynecomastia or Man Boobs

Gynecomastia in Nashville, TNGynecomastia affects approximately 50-60% of male adolescents.  This commonly can occur during puberty where there is an overproduction of estrogen.  Gynecomastia can cause low self esteem and shame especially during puberty.  However, gynecomastia can affect boys, adolescents and men.

What causes gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is initially triggered by a shift in hormonal imbalance by an increase in estrogen or a decrease in testosterone.  Many boys or men may experience tenderness to their breast.

How is gynecomastia corrected?

Gynecomastia surgery is performed through a small incision at the base of the areola.  This incision is hidden and concealed so that it is not visible at the beach or pool.  The gland is removed through the small incision and liposuction is performed as well.  The liposuction helps to contour the chest.

What should you expect from recovery from gynecomastia?

Expect some soreness for a few days following the surgery.  A compression shirt will be worn for approximately 6 weeks following surgery.  This can be hidden under shirts during that time.  Working out can be resumed after 3 weeks following surgery.

Unfortunately, working out and dieting does not improve gynecomastia.  Many patients say they notice it more after losing weight.  You do not have to live with the embarrassing and uncomfortable affects of gynecomastia.  Voted Nashville’s Best Nip & Tuck Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Chad Robbins, can help you lead a happier life.  It is not too late to call for a consultation today with board certified Dr. Chad Robbins and start living your best life.

The Benefits of Chin Implants and Chin Augmentation

Chin Augmentation in Nashville, TNChin augmentation or chin implants are a popular cosmetic surgery option for individuals who feel that their chin is not as defined or lacks proportion to the rest of their face. The following are a few of the reasons why patients choose for chin implants:

  • to correct a weak or recessed chin,
  • to increase the prominence of the chin bone to reduce the appearance of a double chin,
  • to improve jawline and neck definition, or
  • to bring the chin into proportion with the other facial features for a more balanced appearance.

A chin implant itself is made from a durable material, usually silicone that is molded around the natural bone to provide the desired amount of enhancement. Implants come in a wide range of contours and sizes to suit any patient.

What to Expect During a Chin Augmentation Procedure

Chin augmentation is normally performed as an outpatient surgery using local or general anesthesia. The implant, which is made from a silicone material, is inserted through an incision made inside of the mouth to keep the scar as invisible as possible. Once the implant is in place, the incision is closed with sutures, and a bandage is placed over the chin. If chin augmentation is the only procedure being performed, the surgery can be completed in about an hour.

The Recovery Process

It is important to follow the Dr. Chad Robbins’ aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and to prevent complications. Patients are normally able to return to most activities within a week of their surgery; however, strenuous activity should be avoided for 3 weeks. There will be some swelling and minimal bruising immediately following the surgery; however, most of the swelling should subside within a month to reveal the results.

When looking for a Nashville board-certified plastic facial surgeon to perform a chin augmentation, it is important to look for a surgeon like Dr. Chad Robbins with extensive experience involving chin implants and who will take the time to help you find the implant that will provide the most natural results.

The Best Summer Skin Tips

MedSpa in Nashville, TNHere are some tips to have your best-looking skin yet this summer.

  1. Always Wear Sunscreen:

We know we do not have to even explain why to you at this point. But as a reminder, aside from painful sunburn, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime (according to the Skin Cancer Foundation). Always remember to apply sunscreen not only days when it is sunny, but on days when it is cloudy and raining.  We can get sun exposure through our car windows each day, so it is always important to wear sunscreen no matter what each day.

For sunscreen we love:  Revision Intellishade or Elta MD.


When it comes to putting SPF on your face and body, you are probably already a pro. But do not forget about your lips and scalp.  If you have ever had a scalp burn, we know you feel us here. Hello, faux dandruff.  And our lips can burn just as easily as anywhere else on our body.  It is important to wear an SPF chapstick or lipstick to protect them while in the sun.

For the scalp, we love the easy application of a spray sunscreen. You can also use a mineral powder SPF.

  1. Keep Eye Cream in the Refrigerator:

There is nothing more refreshing than a cooling eye cream straight from your refrigerator. You can also try cooling your moisturizer, masks, or any other creams for the face or body.

Our favorite products to stay cool:  Revision DEJ eye cream or Robbins Plastic Surgery Brightening Pads as well as Robbins Plastic Surgery Thirst Quencher

  1. Do Not Pop Your Zits:

Believe me I know it is tempting when those pesky zits pop up.  It is best to leave them alone to prevent scaring.  Here are our favorite products to speed up and heal those zits.

We love the Robbins Plastic Surgery Goodbye Acne Stick.

  1. Remember to Hydrate and Add Collagen Supplements:

Do not forget to hydrate every day and especially when you are out in the heat.  Add some yummy fruit slices or lemon wedges to make it easier to drink.

Collagen supplements have some great benefits.  One being improvement of skin health by strengthening the skin, elasticity and hydration.

We love the unflavored collagen powders that can be added to water or coffee.

So, have fun in the sun and enjoy the outdoor safely!  At Robbins Plastic Surgery we are here to help you live your life confidently.  Confidence is beautiful.  Check us out at

Introducing Robbins Plastic Surgery Skin Care Line

During this unique time it doesn’t mean because we aren’t able to get to our trusted skin care providers that we still can’t take care of our skin.  It can be difficult to know what products to use for what and what products are right for each skin type.  And it can also be challenging in finding a routine in skincare.  At Robbins Plastic Surgery we have designed our skincare line to be simple, yet effective at home skincare line.  So, let’s get to it.  Here are the amazing products we offer:


About Face Nighttime Renewal Complex refreshes stressed skin with a unique synthesis of cell turn-over enhancers and robust anti-oxidants. It is gentle enough to use every day and restore that youthful glow with minimal effort.


Brightening Pads unique formula combines potent brighteners potent brighteners including Kojic acid, Arbutin, robust antioxidants Vitamins C, E and Green Tea with a gentle exfoliator to brighten uneven skin tone, revealing a fresh, radiant appearance.

C-SERUM:  $110

C-Serum contains high potency vitamins C, E. and Ferulic ester acid. This unique combination provides both short- and longer-term antioxidant benefits while micro-exfoliating the skin. The unique technology of C-serum is less irritating for patients and has a silky-smooth finish.


Goodbye Acne brightens and conceals using a unique two-product regimen to clear acne. The touchstick contains a gentle retinoid, Salicylic acid and soothing Licorice extract. The concealer hides while brightening with Kojic acid. This is the one two punch in fighting acne.

RESTORE:  $180

Restore brings precious water into the stratum corneum, recreating the appearance of youthful volume. Over time, skin’s natural hydration diminishes, leaving it looking parched, flaky and deflated. Water has the power to keep skin looking healthy and younger looking. The revolutionary formula keeps water in the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines. The deeper the hydration, the softer and smoother the skin appears.


Retinol Serum is micro-encapsulated to significantly enhance the stability of Retinol thus making it less irritating. This product reduces fine lines and wrinkles, boosts collagen all with a smooth application and finish.


Thirst Quencher is a highly concentrated hyaluronic acid-based gel is designed to enhance skin moisture and reduce the appearance of photoaging and dry skin. The water-based vehicle is oil-free & fragrance-free and is appropriate for use under make-up, sunscreen, or moisturizers.


Weekly Peel Pads refresh stressed skin with three potent skin smoothers. Use once a week to refine skin texture and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. Enjoy healthier-looking skin with one easy step.

At Robbins Plastic Surgery we offer virtual consultations and offer free shipping for any purchase over $100 of skin care products.  Let us design a skin care plan that is right for you!  Check out our skin store or give us a call at (615) 401-9454 and you can be one step closer to healthy, beautiful skin.

Scarring After a Tummy Tuck

An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is one of the top 5 most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery or ASPS, there were 1.8 million cosmetic surgeries performed, 130,081 of those were tummy tuck surgeries.  A tummy tuck is an ideal procedure for people who have excess skin to the tummy area.  It can also address separation of the abdominal muscles that have separated after pregnancy or weight fluctuations.

The scars for a tummy tuck are hidden in bathing suits and underwear.  Incisions for a tummy tuck most commonly extend from hip bone to hip bone as well as a small incision inside the belly button. This allows your surgeon to remove all the tissue below and just above the belly button. Any stretch marks in that area will be removed as well. The belly button is brought out through a new opening but stays in its original place on the abdominal wall.  Liposuction is part of your procedure of a tummy tuck.  This is performed through your tummy tuck incision.

It is important to follow aftercare recommendations so that your incision heals with the best scar possible. Steri-strips or paper tape are placed at the time of surgery to improve scarring for the first three weeks. You may transition to a scar cream after three weeks following a tummy tuck.

It will be important to keep your incision out of the direct sun and use sunscreen for the first several months after surgery to help your scar heal to its best potential. It will take a full year for the scar to completely fade.

Dr. Chad Robbins spends time with each patient interested in a tummy tuck.  This allows him to customize his approach to optimum results.  Check out these amazing before and after pictures of tummy tucks performed by Dr. Chad Robbins.

The Benefits of a Thigh Lift

A thigh lift or thighplasty refers to reshaping the thighs by removing excess skin and fat to reveal a more flattering and toned leg.  It is similar to an arm lift.  Check out our blog on arm lift here.   Liposuction is performed in conjunction with a thigh lift when performed by Dr. Chad Robbins. By adding liposuction this helps to achieve a more toned appearance of the leg.  Many choose to have a thigh lift at the time of an arm lift and some choose to do them separately.

Thigh Lift in Nashville, TN

The scars for a thigh lift are hidden in the groin crease.  However, some patients may require a scar that not only is hidden in the groin crease but extends down the inner thigh.  At your consultation, it would be determined after your exam what type of scarring would give you the best results.

Following surgery, you are required to wear compression garments for 6 weeks after surgery.  You may shower 3 days after your surgery. And you may resume full physical activity after 3 weeks.  However, you will be up walking the day of surgery.  Many are back to work after 2 weeks following a thigh lift. Stitches following a thigh lift are dissolvable and do not need to be removed.

The results of a thigh lift are seen almost immediately, however, it does take a few months for the swelling to subside to really see the optimal results.  Check out these before and after results of thigh lifts by Dr. Chad Robbins.  Dr. Chad Robbins is highly trained in all aspects of plastic surgery. A native of Huntsville, Alabama, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Sewanee: The University of the South, graduating magna cum laude. He completed his medical degree at University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

Following medical school, Dr. Robbins completed a five-year general surgery residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, followed by two additional years of plastic surgery training at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, which is consistently ranked as best-in-class for hospitals and surgical training.  Dr. Robbins is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, and he is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a member of the Aesthetic Society.  If you live in or around the Nashville area, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chad Robbins at (615) 401-9454.

Say Goodbye to the Arms You Don’t Love: The Facts About an Arm Lift

Whose arms do you most covet?  Michelle Obama?  Jennifer Aniston?  They both have incredible definition and sculpted arms that we all desire.  Check out the following statistics on arm lifts and how to achieve those desired Hollywood arms.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released additional statistical information on their annual survey of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures performed in 2018 year. They found that the arm lift or brachioplasty is becoming a much more common procedure than it has been previously. This is mostly due to weight loss surgery. Aside from wanting a tummy tuck or breast lift after massive weight loss, an arm lift is a very popular procedure that many weight loss patients are seeking.  There were 17,338 arm lifts performed in 2018 according to the ASPS.  That is a 5,030% increase from the year 2000.

Arm Lift in Nashville, TN

But before patients get an arm lift, they need to understand that there may be other options. If you don’t have a great deal of excess skin but mostly fat to the upper arms, you may be a candidate for liposuction which requires a very small scar. Unfortunately, most patients that are unhappy with their upper arms is usually due to what they call “bat wings” – the excess floppy skin that is not corrected by liposuction alone. Therefore, they must consider an arm lift, or removal of the excess arm skin. And if removal of the skin is needed, then you must recognize that you will have scars.  An arm lift scar is made in the back inner part of the arm.  Through this incision excess drooping and excess skin are removed and the remaining skin is tightened.  Liposuction is performed in conjunction with an arm lift to contour and tailor the arm to the elbow.  This gives an excellent aesthetic outcome of the arm by combining skin removal and liposuction.

During your recovery of an arm lift, compression garments are placed to minimize swelling.  These compression garments are worn for 6 weeks following arm lift surgery.  Patients may return to regular physical activity after 3 weeks of arm lift surgery.

Dr. Chad Robbins performs arm lifts at the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Nashville.  Dr. Chad Robbins is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Nashville, TN.  Robbins Plastic Surgery is located at 503 Spruce Street in the heart of Nashville.  Check out Dr. Chad Robbins before and after results of arm lift.  Call (615) 401-9454 to schedule a consultation today.

Mommy Makeover-Breast Implants and Tummy Tuck

A mommy makeover is a popular term referring to improve the appearance of breast and tummy.  A mommy makeover typically involves placing breast implants and/or a lift or mastopexy and an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck performed at the same time.  The mommy makeover refers typically to women of childbearing years who are looking to restore their pre-pregnancy appearance.    Many women become unhappy with their appearance after pregnancy despite diet and exercise.  A mommy makeover can make you feel more confident and like yourself prior to pregnancy.

mommy makeover

An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck typically involves tightening abdominal muscles, removing excess skin and fat to the abdomen as well as liposuction to your love handles.  A pain pump is placed at the time of surgery for patients at Robbins Plastic Surgery.  A pain pump drips numbing medicine into your abdominal muscles after they are tightened for the first 3 days.  This makes a big difference for patients in their level of comfort following surgery.  The incision from a tummy tuck is hidden and not visible when wearing bathing suits and underwear.  You will wear a compression binder for 6 weeks following surgery.  This can be hidden under clothes when you are out and about after surgery.

A breast augmentation is the placement of silicone or saline breast implants to improve volume and shape to the breast.  Typically, the implants are placed under the pectoral muscle to achieve a more natural look.  The incisions are hidden in the crease of the breast are not visible in a bathing suit or bra.  Some women who have had children and breastfed require a lift or mastopexy to improve the appearance of the breast.  A lift or mastopexy can require longer scars that are not visible in bathing suits or bras.

You will want to wait until after you are finished having children and breastfeeding before proceeding with a mommy makeover.  This will give you the optimum results by waiting until family planning has been completed.  Following a mommy makeover, you will not be able to lift over 8 pounds or perform any strenuous or vigorous activity for the first 3 weeks.  You may resume normal activities after the first 3 weeks.  Most patients are taking pain medication for the first week and then following that are taking over the counter pain medication.  You will need help with children for the first week following surgery as most patients are not able to lift or drive the first week. Then after the first week most people are resuming activities are, they can tolerate.

A mommy makeover, when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon can give you lasting and rewarding outcome.  It is always important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon when deciding to have a mommy makeover.  Dr. Chad Robbins is a board-certified plastic surgeon who trained at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  Be sure to review before and after pictures of mommy makeover before choosing a plastic surgeon for you.  Call Robbins Plastic Surgery today at (615) 401-9454 to schedule a consultation to see if a mommy makeover is right for you!

Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Implants

Breast augmentation and breast implants refers to the same procedure which is to enhance breast volume or to balance asymmetries.  With advance technologies and breast implants, now is a great time to have a breast augmentation.  You can achieve a natural looking appearance while giving you confidence to face the world.

Breast Augmentation and Breast Implants

There are two types of breast implants available on the market, saline and silicone.  With silicone being the most popular implant today.  There are round silicone breast implants and gummy bear, or tear drop breast implants.  The gummy bear implants replicate a more natural looking breast with more fullness at the bottom.  Silicone implants are made with high cohesive silicone technology which is a durable silicone that feels and mimics the appearance of a natural breast.  With all, there are many great options on the market to achieve your aesthetic goals!

It is always important when thinking of plastic surgery to make sure you choose a plastic surgeon that is board certified in their specialty.  Look at their before and after pictures of breast augmentation.  Spend time with the staff and surgeon to make sure they understand and hear your goals. Be sure that pricing you receive is clear and you are aware of what your money is paying for and what if any costs you are responsible for after surgery.  There are lots of choices today on who you should allow to be your plastic surgeon.  Be sure to choose a plastic surgeon who is up to date on the latest techniques, technologies and available products on the market for breast augmentation.

Dr. Chad Robbins is a board-certified plastic surgeon who trained at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.  At your consultation with Dr. Chad Robbins time will be spent explaining the different techniques, different implant choices as well as expected aesthetic outcome.  Check out Dr. Chad Robbins’ before and after pictures here.  Call us today at (615) 401-9454 to schedule your consultation and learn if a breast augmentation is right for you!  Now is the time……

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