The Top Plastic Surgery Procedures to Get You Ready for Summer

20 May, 2005, 01:00 ET from The Plastic Surgery Group

    CINCINNATI, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The following story was submitted by
 plastic surgery expert Dr. Robert P. Hummel, III M.D. for transmission over
 PR Newswire.
 
     With summer quickly approaching, many of us want to look and feel our
 best.  While diet and exercise remain essential, there may be some issues that
 they cannot address alone. Following are some of the top plastic surgery
 procedures that can help you get ready now for a season of shorts and
 swimsuits:
 
     Breast augmentation -- If you often wish that your breasts were larger,
 fuller, more shapely or symmetrical, breast augmentation may be right for you.
 This outpatient procedure can also address changes seen after pregnancy.
 Within two weeks most patients are back to their pre-procedure activities.
 
     Tummy Tuck -- Many people labor intensively to achieve a flat, firm
 stomach. Healthy diets, strenuous workouts and abdominal gadgets all seem
 promising at first, but do little to address this issue. A Tummy Tuck requires
 the removal of loose skin from the abdomen and tightening of the underlying
 muscles. Clothing, including swim wear, will fit nicely over a tight, flat
 belly.
 
     Liposuction -- Sometimes even a strict diet and rigorous exercise regimen
 are not enough to conquer stubborn areas of excess fat. Liposuction (or
 Lipoplasty) is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure to help remove
 unwanted fatty deposits. Stubborn fatty deposits that are often located on the
 abdomen, hips, love handles, outer thighs, knees, ankles and neck are
 especially suitable to liposuction.
 
     Botox(R) -- Refresh your appearance with this simple, fast, and safe
 treatment.  Wrinkles located on the upper third of the face will be greatly
 diminished or disappear usually within three to six months.
     Botox can also be used to treat excessive sweating, known as
 hyperhidrosis, by temporally blocking the neurotransmitters that stimulate
 sweat production. About 15 to 20 sites in the underarm are injected. A
 decrease in sweating is noted after the injections but repeat treatments are
 usually needed every four to six months.
 
     Tattoo removal -- Unwanted tattoos can be excised if they are small or
 treated with a series of laser sessions.
 
     Dr. Robert Hummel is a board certified plastic surgeon with The Plastic
 Surgery Group. With offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Crestview Hills, Ky., The
 Plastic Surgery Group is one of the largest non-academic cosmetic surgery
 practices in the nation. The physicians work with patients to provide plastic
 surgery procedures including liposuction, tummy tucks, skin care, hair
 removal, face lifts and breast enhancement, allowing patients to look great at
 every age. More information can be accessed
 at www.theplasticsurgerygroup.com .
 
 Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click
 appropriate link.
 Robert R. Hummel, M.D.
 http://profnet.prnewswire.com/ud_public.jsp?userid=351511
 
 

SOURCE The Plastic Surgery Group
    CINCINNATI, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The following story was submitted by
 plastic surgery expert Dr. Robert P. Hummel, III M.D. for transmission over
 PR Newswire.
 
     With summer quickly approaching, many of us want to look and feel our
 best.  While diet and exercise remain essential, there may be some issues that
 they cannot address alone. Following are some of the top plastic surgery
 procedures that can help you get ready now for a season of shorts and
 swimsuits:
 
     Breast augmentation -- If you often wish that your breasts were larger,
 fuller, more shapely or symmetrical, breast augmentation may be right for you.
 This outpatient procedure can also address changes seen after pregnancy.
 Within two weeks most patients are back to their pre-procedure activities.
 
     Tummy Tuck -- Many people labor intensively to achieve a flat, firm
 stomach. Healthy diets, strenuous workouts and abdominal gadgets all seem
 promising at first, but do little to address this issue. A Tummy Tuck requires
 the removal of loose skin from the abdomen and tightening of the underlying
 muscles. Clothing, including swim wear, will fit nicely over a tight, flat
 belly.
 
     Liposuction -- Sometimes even a strict diet and rigorous exercise regimen
 are not enough to conquer stubborn areas of excess fat. Liposuction (or
 Lipoplasty) is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure to help remove
 unwanted fatty deposits. Stubborn fatty deposits that are often located on the
 abdomen, hips, love handles, outer thighs, knees, ankles and neck are
 especially suitable to liposuction.
 
     Botox(R) -- Refresh your appearance with this simple, fast, and safe
 treatment.  Wrinkles located on the upper third of the face will be greatly
 diminished or disappear usually within three to six months.
     Botox can also be used to treat excessive sweating, known as
 hyperhidrosis, by temporally blocking the neurotransmitters that stimulate
 sweat production. About 15 to 20 sites in the underarm are injected. A
 decrease in sweating is noted after the injections but repeat treatments are
 usually needed every four to six months.
 
     Tattoo removal -- Unwanted tattoos can be excised if they are small or
 treated with a series of laser sessions.
 
     Dr. Robert Hummel is a board certified plastic surgeon with The Plastic
 Surgery Group. With offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Crestview Hills, Ky., The
 Plastic Surgery Group is one of the largest non-academic cosmetic surgery
 practices in the nation. The physicians work with patients to provide plastic
 surgery procedures including liposuction, tummy tucks, skin care, hair
 removal, face lifts and breast enhancement, allowing patients to look great at
 every age. More information can be accessed
 at www.theplasticsurgerygroup.com .
 
 Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click
 appropriate link.
 Robert R. Hummel, M.D.
 http://profnet.prnewswire.com/ud_public.jsp?userid=351511
 
 SOURCE  The Plastic Surgery Group