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A New Point of View To Plastic Surgery

A New Point of View To Plastic Surgery

Dr. Suma Maddox and her team will be your compassionate companion in your journey to learning more about plastic surgery. Here, we aim to provide answers to your questions, concerns, and curiosities about various plastic surgery procedures, especially if you're a working woman, a full-time mom, or a breast cancer patient considering plastic surgery. We take a nurturing and feminine approach to plastic surgery, while also providing you valuable insights about plastic surgery.

Understanding Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a specialized field of medicine that revolves around reconstructing or modifying the appearance of specific body parts. It aims to enhance or restore physical attributes, thereby boosting self-confidence and overall well-being. For women, especially mothers and breast cancer survivors, procedures like breast augmentation or reconstruction can be life-changing.

There's a vast spectrum of plastic surgery procedures, each focusing on different body areas. A popular procedure among women is breast augmentation, which enhances the breasts' size and shape using implants or fat transfer. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a procedure that removes excess fat and skin and repairs abdominal muscles, restoring a desired look after weight loss or pregnancy.

Plastic surgery can correct physical imperfections, enhance natural features, and restore confidence after physical trauma or medical treatments. It's vital, however, to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Suma Maddox, to understand these risks and ensure a safe procedure.

Selecting a Plastic Surgeon

Choosing a plastic surgeon is a crucial step in your journey towards achieving your aesthetic goals. It's essential to select a board-certified plastic surgeon, which assures you that the surgeon has undergone rigorous training and meets the highest standards in the field. This gives you peace of mind knowing that your appearance and well-being are in capable hands.

Dr. Suma Maddox is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Maddox began her training with a bachelor's degree in neuroscience from New York University and an MD from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, followed by a residency in general surgery at Brown University.

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon in New Orleans specializing in both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, Dr. Suma Maddox offers a nurturing and feminine approach to plastic surgery, which distinguishes her from her mostly male peers.

Being a woman and mother of three, Dr. Maddox is uniquely positioned to understand and empathize with her patients’ concerns, fostering a judgment-free space for clients to explore their desire for self-improvement.

Her patients experience a doctor-client interaction that is atypical in the industry, one which shifts power back into the client’s hands.

By focusing on themselves in a comforting environment her clients are empowered to acknowledge what they desire to see and discover ways to elevate their details while staying true to themselves.

Whether cosmetic or surgical, structural, or surface level, Dr. Maddox helps you articulate the changes in yourself you would like to see, and then creates these changes safely and carefully.

Common Plastic Surgery Procedures

If you're considering plastic surgery, understanding various procedures and their outcomes is crucial. Let's explore three popular procedures: breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction.

Breast Augmentation: This procedure enhances the size and shape of the breasts using implants or fat transfer. The recovery time varies, but most patients can resume normal activities within a few weeks. The final results are typically visible after a few months, once the swelling subsides.

Tummy Tuck: Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, resulting in a flatter and firmer midsection. The recovery time can range from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the individual.

Liposuction: This minimally invasive procedure removes stubborn fat deposits from specific body areas. It's often performed on the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks. The recovery time varies, but most patients can resume normal activities within a week.

Post-Procedure Recovery and Aftercare

Post-procedure care is crucial to ensure a smooth recovery. Here are some general guidelines to follow:

1. Take prescribed medications as directed to manage pain and prevent infections.

2. Keep the incision sites clean and dry to minimize the risk of infection.

3. Follow your surgeon's recommendations to manage pain and discomfort.

4. Eat a nutritious diet to support your body's recovery.

5. Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities during the initial recovery period.

6. Attend follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress.

Remember, recovery takes time and patience. By following your surgeon's instructions and taking good care of yourself, you can enhance your recovery and achieve the desired results. And once you have fully recovered, it's important to understand that maintaining your results requires long term commitment.

Protecting your skin from the sun, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and following a skincare routine are some ways to ensure the longevity of your results. By integrating these practices into your daily routine, you can enjoy the results of your plastic surgery for a longer time.

For more information or to inquire about a consultation, call Dr. Maddox's office at 337.494.4862 or send an email using the form on this page.