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By Siwy Plastic Surgery
November 09, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: Facelift  

Are you wondering whether it might be time to consider plastic surgery?facelift

Whether you spent years in the sun or you were a long-term smoker, there are many reasons why you may now be dealing with deep-set wrinkles. While Botox and dermal fillers can tackle certain fine lines and minor wrinkles these minor treatments certainly won’t be able to handle more serious skin problems. Our Indianapolis, IN, plastic surgeon Dr. Barbara Siwy is here to help you determine whether getting a facelift is the right option for you.

What types of facelifts are available?

Our Indianapolis cosmetic surgeon understands that everyone has different needs, goals and concerns when it comes to the cosmetic treatment they get. We know that even if you are ready for plastic surgery you can still have some anxiety surrounding it. If you aren’t sure if you are ready to take the plunge toward getting a full facelift, we also offer other options like the minimal impact facelift.

The minimal impact facelift is designed to provide you with amazing results to treat wrinkles and sagging skin near the jawline. The main difference is that it doesn’t have the same lengthy recovery time that a traditional facelift requires, which makes it appealing for those who may not be able to take a lot of time away from work to heal after surgery.

We also offer a short scar facelift, which is a great way to treat moderate lines and wrinkles of the face, as well as sagging skin, with a far less visible surgical scar.

Of course, we also offer a complete facelift treatment, as well. While this recovery period is more extensive many people who are dealing with severe wrinkles and sagging around the face and chin can benefit greatly from this procedure.

Who is an ideal candidate for a facelift?

There are a variety of factors that go into whether or not you are an ideal candidate for a facelift. We will first need to examine you to make sure that the issues you want to address can be handled with a facelift or whether there are other approaches we can take to giving you the appearance you want.

It’s also important that before you choose to get cosmetic surgery that you understand the pros and cons, risks and benefits, and that you fully understand the results you’ll get. Getting a facelift can offer pretty incredible results, but it’s also important that you are realistic about what cosmetic surgery can do for you before you say yes.

If you are strongly considering whether you should get a facelift in Indianapolis then this is the perfect time to call Siwy Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation. Let’s work together to get you the beautiful results you want.

By Siwy Plastic Surgery
September 13, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: Breast Reduction  

Have you ever looked at a photo of a celebrity with large breast implants and wondered, "What was she thinking?" Unlike the celebrity, breast reductionyou're intimately familiar with the downsides of large breasts, including unwanted attention in social or business situations. If your breasts cause you significant pain or interfere with your life, it may be time to think about breast reduction surgery. Bloomington and Carmel, IN, plastic surgeon Dr. Barbara Siwy shares a few reasons you may want to consider the surgery and explains how it's performed.

When is breast reduction surgery recommended?

Surgery may be a good idea if you experience:

  • Difficulty Breathing: Excess weight on your chest can make breathing more difficult, particularly if you attempt to sleep on your back.
  • Skeletal Deformities: Continual pressure from heavy breasts may affect your bones, causing skeletal deformities, such as an abnormal curvature of the spine.
  • Tingling and Numbness: When your breasts or bra straps press on nerves, tingling and numbness can occur in your arms and hands.
  • Indentations: Bra straps cause painful, deep indentations that can become raw and irritated. Since going bra-free isn't an option for most women with large breasts, the indentations never heal.
  • Rashes: Rashes and skin irritations may occur on and under your breasts.
  • Back and Neck Pain: The weight of your breasts can stress your back and neck muscles, causing constant pain.
  • Exercise Difficulties: It's not easy to perform exercises, particularly cardio when your breasts get in the way.
  • Unwanted Attention: Would you like to be remembered for something other than your bra size? Rude comments and discussions about your chest will no longer occur after surgery.
  • Trouble Buying Clothing: It's hard to find clothing that fits when you're not a B or C cup. You must either buy bigger sizes than you really need to accommodate your bust or resign yourself to the fact that every shirt you wear will reveal cleavage.

How is breast reduction surgery performed?

The surgical process starts with a visit to our Bloomington or Carmel offices. If you're a good candidate, surgery will be performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, glandular tissue, fat, and skin will be removed. In some cases, breast reduction surgery may be performed in conjunction with a breast lift.

Interested in finding out if breast reduction surgery is a good choice for you? Call Bloomington and Carmel, IN, plastic surgeon Dr. Barbara Siwy at (317) 876-7777 to schedule an appointment.

By Siwy Plastic Surgery
June 30, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: Breast Implants  

Advice from your plastic surgeon in Carmel, Indianabreast implant

A common question many women ask themselves is “should I get breast implants?” You are the best person to answer that question, but there are some definite reasons why you should consider breast implants. Dr. Barbara Siwy at Siwy Plastic Surgery wants to help you make the right choice. She has offices in Carmel, and her new office in Bloomington, Indiana, to serve you.

Breast implants are typically placed for cosmetic reasons, however, they may be medically appropriate if you have undergone a mastectomy and want to restore the natural shape of your breasts.

Other common reasons you should consider breast implants include:

  • Having breasts that are small in proportion to your body
  • Your breasts are not the same size
  • If you have lost substantial weight
  • Having poorly shaped breasts, especially after pregnancy

Breast implants can also boost your self-image. You may want breast implants to:

  • Boost your self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improve your sex life
  • Have clothing fit better
  • Look younger and more attractive

Once you have decided to get breast implants, you have choices to make:

  • What size is best for me?
  • What type of implant is best for me, silicone, saline, or another type?
  • What shape of implant do I want, contoured or round?
  • What type of incision is best for me?

Dr. Siwy will help you make the decisions that are right for you, to give you the look you want.

Your breast implant surgery will take about an hour and will be performed while you are under general anesthesia. You should plan on restricting your movement for one or two days after the surgery. For the next two weeks, you shouldn’t lift heavy objects or raise your arms over your head. Avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks after your surgery.

To view before-and-after photos of Dr. Siwy’s breast augmentation patients, please visit the breast augmentation page on the website at http://www.siwyplasticsurgery.com/breast-augmentation.html

If you are considering breast implants, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Barbara Siwy at Siwy Plastic Surgery, with offices in Carmel and Bloomington, Indiana. Find out more by calling today!

By Siwy Plastic Surgery
May 24, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: Tummy Tuck  

What your plastic surgeon in Carmel wants you to knowtummy tuck

It’s easy to accumulate fat around your middle, especially as you get older. It’s not so easy to take it off! Along with the fat, you can accumulate excess tissue, causing your abdomen to protrude. If you are tired of yo-yo dieting and doing crunches every minute of your life, it’s time to consider getting back your body with a tummy tuck! Dr. Barbara Siwy at Siwy Plastic Surgery in Carmel, IN, wants to share the facts about a tummy tuck and how the procedure can help you.

Aging, having children, surgery and carrying excess weight can all cause you to gain stubborn abdominal fat, which can be very difficult to lose. A tummy tuck procedure, also known as abdominoplasty, removes both excess fat and extra skin from your middle and lower abdomen. The procedure also tightens your abdominal wall, giving you back your waist.

During your tummy tuck surgery, your skin will be surgically separated from the wall of your abdomen and your abdominal muscles will be tightened. Excess skin is removed and the area is sutured back in place. The entire procedure takes two to three hours under general anesthesia. Typically patients remain in the hospital overnight. There is also a partial tummy tuck procedure which takes between one and two hours and requires fewer incisions.

To find out more information about the surgical steps involved in a tummy tuck, and to view some amazing before-and-after photos of actual tummy tuck patients, please visit the tummy tuck page on the website at http://www.siwyplasticsurgery.com/tummy-tuck.html

In addition to abdominoplasty, Dr. Siwy offers a full range of plastic surgery procedures designed to help you look your best. For a complete listing of services, please visit the services page on the website at http://www.siwyplasticsurgery.com/services.html

If you are afraid to put on a swimsuit, it’s time to seek out help from an expert. If your self-confidence is suffering because you don’t like how you look, it’s time to consider doing something about it. It’s time to consider a tummy tuck! To find out more, call Dr. Siwy at Siwy Plastic Surgery in Carmel, IN. Call today and get started on a new you!

By Siwy Plastic Surgery
March 06, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: breast lift  

Breast lift surgery is a plastic surgery procedure that raises and reshapes the breasts. This surgery can be performed to reduce the size breast liftof areolas too. If you have breasts that have lost volume due to pregnancy or weight loss, breast implants can be inserted during this surgery to increase their size. When you’re looking to change the appearance of your breasts, opt for plastic surgery in Carmel, Indiana, with Dr. Barbara Siwy from Siwy Plastic Surgery.

About the Breast Lift Procedure

The breast lift surgical procedure itself takes about an hour and a half under general anesthesia. The procedure itself will vary depending on the patient, their existing breast tissue, and desired final look. Different incisions are used in different situations. For instance, for someone that wants breast tissue lifted and tightened, an anchor-shaped incision may be used that follows the breast’s natural shape. This makes it more undetectable after the fact.

Plastic surgery in Carmel, Indiana, with Dr. Siwy, from Siwy Plastic Surgery, can help patients of all ages have the breasts they dream of. After breast lift surgery, the breasts will feel swollen, bruises and uncomfortable for a few days. Stitches generally dissolve within a week or two after surgery. Most patients are up and moving in a few days following their breast lift surgery.

Breast lift surgery does pose some risks, just like any other surgery. By following post-operative instructions after having plastic surgery, you are more likely to recover more easily and have the results you’re looking for.

To schedule an informative consultation, with Dr. Siwy in Carmel, IN, to discuss breast lift surgery or any other plastic surgery procedure, call her office at 317-876-7777.





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