DR. THOMAS LINTNER: After pregnancy we typically do three distinct operations. We look at their abdominal contour; we like to give them a flatter stomach and smaller stomach, if possible. We then do breasts as a second operation. We either do augmentation, if they just need an increase in size, or do a lift procedure if they’re trying to reshape their breasts. And then the third operation we do very frequently is liposuction.
Most women after they deliver wait about six months before they come in for a consultation to let their bodies readapt, so they don’t need as much surgery as they would if they came in right away.
DR. THOMAS LINTNER: As far as body contouring goes, we look at several different options and we try to fix only what’s broken so to speak. If you’re only fat and you have good quality skin and great muscles, you don’t need those fixed and so we tell a patient they might be better with liposuction. The advantages are small incisions and short downtime.
In patients who are going to end up with redundant skin, we move into the skin removal operations and that runs from a panniculectomy to a tummy tuck. The different is that in a panniculectomy you’re removing skin and fat only and in a tummy tuck, you’re removing skin, fat and then tightening the muscles. Subsequently, the recovery time is a lot longer for muscle tightening. We find that many of our patients don’t need a full tummy tuck, they need a less procedure which means lesser pain, lesser recovery and lesser costs substantially.
Most plastic surgeons look at only two options, liposuction and tummy tuck, we run the gamut for patients, we individualize the care so they get a better result and only the result they need.
DR. THOMAS LINTNER: Basically what we do in this practice is focus on three areas. We focus mainly on the breasts, both from the cosmetic aspect to the reconstructive aspect. We also focus on the body as far as body contouring in general. I generally consider liposuction, tummy tuck, lift procedures like breast lift, thigh lift, arm lift, as body contouring and that’s usually excising skin and fat and you can do them separate or together. And then we consider the face as sort of another arena. We take care of facial problems from cosmetic facial procedures, brow lifts, blepharoplasty, which is eye lifts, face lifts. We consider skin care to be a cornerstone to treatment of the face, injectables; we focus on all aspects of plastic surgery.
RACHEL: At both our office locations located in Marietta and Woodstock, we do offer a variety of skin care services such as microdermabrasion, permanent cosmetics, laser rejuvenation and also laser hair removal. We also offer a full line of skin care products too.
DR. THOMAS LINTNER: The way I do my facelifts, they don’t bruise that much. So they frequently look at themselves five days out from a facelift and say I look great and I can be back in the public eye in five or 10 days total from the facelift. We pride ourselves on balance. You have to maintain balance to prevent people from saying, oh, you had a facelifts and that’s what we do quite well. We encourage you to come in for a consultation to discuss your options with us and see what you need and then plan your surgery based on that.