Practice Procedures

Should I Combine Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery?

Many types of procedures can be combined to achieve either better or more far-reaching results than either treatment could alone. This is often particularly true of brow lift and eyelid surgery. Two areas of the face, the eyes and the forehead, are closely related and work together to express emotion and communicate ideas. As a result, incorporating both techniques in a treatment plan often can lead to more effective rejuvenation. Excess eyelid skin can make a patient appear tired, sad, or older than their age. This effect can be caused by skin laxity in the eyelid area alone; however, it’s […]

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Can I Get a Browlift Without Surgery?

  Facial expressions help us communicate our feelings to those around us, showing delight, concern, irritation, and surprise to various degrees. With time, these expressions can leave behind wrinkles along the forehead that may make you appear older than you feel. A surgical brow lift from our experienced plastic surgeons can be an excellent option to treat symptoms in an advanced stage. If you have fine lines and little to no skin laxity, however, a non-surgical brow lift may be right for you. In many cases, a combination of BOTOX® Cosmetic and Ultherapy® skin tightening can elevate the brow, reduce […]

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How to Prepare for Facelift Surgery

Achieving your cosmetic goals is an exciting experience. Of course, it can feel a little nerve-racking at times as well. As the days lead up to your operation, there is plenty you can do to help make the experience the best it can be. Our extensively trained plastic surgeons will offer plenty of tips during your initial consultation, but a little refresher is always handy. For those of you considering a facelift or having one soon, the following instructions can make the process smoother, easier, and faster, ultimately optimizing your outcome. For more suggestions, just reach out to our skilled […]

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What Will My Tummy Tuck Scars Look Like?

Abdominoplasty can tone and tighten the midsection when pregnancy, weight gain and loss, or the natural process of aging lead to excess skin and loose muscles in this area. Also known as tummy tuck surgery, this procedure begins with an incision low on the hip line. This gives our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Samuel Sohn, access to the tissues beneath the skin. Many patients are curious what this incision will look like when it’s healed—will it be obvious? The good news is, Dr. Sohn makes every effort to keep the scar as inconspicuous as possible. We understand that you want […]

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Which Should I Choose: Liposuction or Tummy Tuck Surgery?

One of the most common questions our experienced plastic surgeons receive from patients is whether liposuction or a tummy tuck is a better choice for them. Every individual has different needs and goals. Therefore, the right approach will vary from person to person. In general, these two techniques achieve different goals. For instance, liposuction is designed to remove excess fatty tissue from the treated area, which can be virtually any region of the body (abdomen, thighs, back, face, etc.). Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is chiefly designed to reduce excess skin and tighten muscles in the midsection. Liposuction […]

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Recovery After Breast Lift With Augmentation: When Will My Results Be Final?

It’s perfectly understandable that you’re eager to see the final results of your breast augmentation with lift. Our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. W. Tracy Hankins, encourages you to remain patient while your body heals. Remember: the recovery period is an important part of achieving the outcome you and he discussed. You should be able to get an idea of what your breasts will ultimately look like within two to four months, and any questions you have about your progress can be directed to our skilled and friendly medical team. One of the most common questions is how long swelling […]

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Why Should I Get a Breast Lift With Implants?

Changes in breast shape, position, and volume can occur with time and as a result of pregnancy. Breast lift surgery, medically referred to as mastopexy, can help elevate the breasts to a higher, more youthful location. However, this procedure will not increase the size of the breasts, nor will it necessarily address other concerns a woman may have about this area. Dr. W. Tracy Hankins, our board certified plastic surgeon, often performs breast lift and augmentation together to achieve results that go beyond what one or the other technique can achieve alone. Also known as breast augmentation with lift or […]

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Can Breast Implants Interfere With Mammograms?

At Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates, we believe that your health is as important as your cosmetic goals. Part of managing your breast health over time is regular exams. Our extensively trained plastic surgeon often gets asked if mammograms are possible after breast augmentation. Dr. Samuel Sohn wishes to assure our patients that effective mammograms can be performed. He explains that there are a few things women should know and communicate with their technician when going in for evaluation. It’s important to always alert the breast imaging center and your radiologist that you have breast implants prior to your […]

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Which Breast Implant Placement Provides the Most Natural Appearance?

In addition to breast implant size and type, breast augmentation allows you to customize the placement location for your implants. Why does the position matter? Our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Samuel Sohn, explains that the location can have an impact on how natural-looking the results will be. If you’re eager to achieve an outcome that flatters your body type, choosing the right placement can make a significant difference. The right implant placement will vary from person to person—there is no one “ideal” location that works for everyone. Considerations like skin thickness, amount of existing tissue, incision location, implant material, […]

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Can Eyelid Surgery Improve My Vision?

While eyesight may naturally weaken with time, there are other concerns that can also lead to vision problems. One common issue is excess skin on the upper eyelids. Board certified plastic surgeon W. Tracy Hankins, MD explains that, in addition to cosmetic enhancement, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can have medical benefits. If you’ve noticed that your eyelids have become heavy and are impeding your field of vision, Dr. Hankins and our skilled medical team may be able to help. Also known as an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty is a procedure designed to reduce excess skin on the upper or lower eyelids, or […]

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