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Adam G. Tattlebaum M.D.

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When is the best time for cosmetic surgery?

The best time for cosmetic surgery is when you have the time and support to recover. Each operation that I perform has different timing in terms of average recovery.   Things that require pulling or stretching of muscles like tummy tucks for example will need a longer recovery than skin tightening procedures such as breast lift.  While each patient is different I offer some general rules of thumb: 1. Give yourself off about a week for all but the most minor procedures: It is better to be pleasantly surprised and need less recovery time than to need more time and not… Read More

Facelift, S-Lift, Thread Lift, Lifestyle Lift – Which One Should I Choose?

The names of procedures that are marketed today for facial rejuvenation can sound like alphabet soup and can be very confusing for patients. Facelifts fall into one of two categories: Mini or Full. You may have heard of the ones with the cute names like S-lift, Thread lift, or Lifestyle lift. These are often marketed in the popular magazines, and are merely variations on the mini-facelift. So which one do I recommend?—the one that fits my patient. When a patient comes in to my office for a consultation I will listen to their goals and concerns, look at their hairline… Read More

The “Bigger” Disease – Preventing prior to Breast Enhancement Surgery

The Bigger disease is highly contagious and usually sets in about six months after breast augmentation surgery. When breast implants are first put in all patients look too big tight and high before the skin and muscles relax. I prepare my patients extensively for this so they don’t panic. Next comes what I call the honeymoon period. As about 3 weeks rolls around the implants start to settle but still have that push up bra look without the push up bra. While these breasts don’t yet look natural patients get used to the dramatic fullness so when the implants fall… Read More

So what exactly is a mommy makeover?

The term “mommy makeover” gets used a lot on web sites and in marketing. In my own practice I call it post partum restoration which I think sounds more professional. Weather its makeover or restoration the goal is the same. It’s about making women who have had children feel normal again and it is one of the most rewarding parts of my practice. There are usually two components to this kind of restoration: breast enhancement and rejuvenation of the abdomen. Breast enhancement: In a rather cruel way the breasts enlarge with childbearing but they often deflate after weaning leaving even… Read More

Breast Augmentation Surgery: It’s About the Hips!

breast to hip ratio

Breast Augmentation is the most popular procedure that I perform. While the breast certainly plays an important part, to me, the key is a sense of balance when I look at the entire person – especially the hips. Balance is NaturalProspective breast implant patients are taken to an implant sizing room in my office where we keep implants to try on in all sizes. Before I walk into the consultation, the breast augmentation patient has often already chosen and is trying on the smallest breast implant in our sample drawer. I think the conventional wisdom is that “smaller” will always be… Read More

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