The process of expanding my practice form General Surgery to Cosmetic Surgery was an eye-opener in my professional attitude.
I was at the risk of being jaded in my field, thinking nothing drastic is ever going to happen in the General Surgery realm.
Clearly there were constant improvements in performing surgeries and new technologies (such as robotic surgeries and others), but fundamentally I was doing a same operation I was taught to do almost two decades ago.
When I decided to get trained in cosmetic surgery and flying around the country to get proctored and coached in many different techniques in doing cosmetic surgeries, I was fascinated and excited once again.
The rush I had as a medical student and later as a resident whenever I was scrubbed in a new case came back to me, and I am grateful.
It is unnerving at times to realize that I am at a beginning position all over again and giving up the security of established position, but rediscovering the joy of learning a new thing and finding that I have a penchant for it rejuvenate my soul.
Commonly referred to as T.U.B.A., scarless or belly button breast augmentation, Dr. Shinn increases the breast size by implanting breast implants through the navel or belly button. Besides eliminating scars on or near the breasts, this method allows both breast implants to be placed through a single incision.
The surgery is executed under intravenous sedation, also sometimes referred to as Light Sleep (Twilight) or IV sedation, combined with local anesthesia. Patients only need about 20 to 30 minutes of recover to be awake and ready to go home.
T.U.B.A. uses a sub-pectoral implant placement allowing many women who have little or no breast tissue to have adequate tissue coverage over the edges of the implants. Many women report that this placement gives them a more natural, sloping result — rather than an abrupt roundness of the upper poles of the breast. There is also less breast droopiness in the future.
From the umbilical incision, Dr. Shinn makes a track in the upper abdomen using a jet of numbing solution and creates a pocket either on top of the pectorals muscle or below the muscle depending on the patient’s situation.
Next, a tissue expander is used to slowly separate the breast and connective tissues (or the pectorals muscle as well) from the underlying muscle to create a pocket for the implants.
The implant is rolled up and inserted in the same manner as the tissue expander. After the breast implants have been positioned inside their respective pockets, they are filled with saline.
Advantages of T.U.B.A.
* Faster surgery, more accurate and less invasive procedure.
* Creates a larger breast without visible scars on the breasts or in the armpit.
* Far fewer complications and less physical stress.
* Less downtime and unnecessary post-operative care.
* There is no tension on the incision line which can cause opening of the wounds which may lead to infection and unsightly stretched scars.
* Less surgical materials (less sutures, surgical sponges, surgical tape, and gauze).
* Chances of infections are greatly lessened due to the placement of the incision and the lack of implant-breast tissue exposure.
* Bleeding is extremely uncommon.
* Patients only need about 20 to 30 minutes to be awake and ready to go home.
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What type of food habits do you have?
Are you an “Inhaler”?
How’s your water intake? Do you drink enough? (4-5 liters a day)
Do you eat infrequently?
Do you eat when you get stressed out?
The Adonis Diet combines the effective and immediate benefits of an appetite suppressant Phentermine, along with a behavior modification program.
Short term procedures to lower the weight drastically will force you to lose weight temporarily, but the body will come back with a vengeance when you go back to eating in an unorganized fashion.
During the 10-Week Adonis Diet, you will learn how to eat properly:
• How to be engaged in your parasympathetic nervous system and how to listen to your GI hormonal signals that tell you when you are hungry and when to stop eating.
• When to eat, and how to fit multiple eating into your schedule.
• How to stop eating when the calorie intake is adequate.
• How to prepare food in as natural a state as possible.
• How to eat in a proper setting and how to give proper respect for eating.
You will also gain an appreciation for the flavors of natural food, devoid of all the artificial flavorings or sweeteners.
Learn more about the Adonis Diet and meet Elva Ann Harsch, The Adonis Diet Counselor and Adonis Diet Graduate!
The people at Adonis were very kind and helpful in answering all of my questions. I have all the confidence in Adonis Aesthetics with Dr. Shinn. She was great to work with. I would recommend Dr. Shinn and the Adonis staff to anyone interested in liposuction. Why travel further when we have them right here?
Your understanding of women’s issues and professionalism are one of a kind in the medical profession.
Your intervention has changed my life. I was so scared when I came in the first time and wondered if I was being conceited or vain..now I realize I was just searching for that “happy spirit” to match my inner light and energy. “Thank You” only seems too simple to say but it is heartfelt to you and your staff!
You can check out the segment to learn about Body Jet.
Breakthrough medical technology called the “Body-Jet” is allowing Liposuction patients an easier and much less painful procedure to contour their body.
“Body-Jet” uses a thin, fan shaped water jet that is channeled into the fat tissue. Blood vessels and nerves are not damaged. It essentially flushes the fat instead of destroying it.
Watch the segment here.