New Bras

After a Louisville breast augmentation an obvious question is “When should I get new bras?”.

It depends. If you had your implants placed under the muscle you will swell more and longer. In this case I recommend waiting at least 4 to 6 weeks.

If you had your implants placed above the muscle the swelling is less severe and doesnt last nearly as long. For these patients I recommend waiting in the 2 to 4 week range. Same holds true for bathing suits.

No reason to go spend $50 for a bra or $100 for a bikini only to have it not fit perfectly.

Lee Corbett, MD

www.CorbettCosmeticSurgery.com

Dysport Challenge Extended

Louisville, KY. Dysport is another form of botulinum toxin used to smooth wrinkles. It is the main rival to Botox in the U.S.

Dysport and Botox work by chemically creating a disconnect between a nerve and a muscle. The analogy I frequently use is that both are much like a child safety cap one would put on a plug. 

In an effort to gain more market share Dysport has offered a Love it or Leave it challenge. The offer has now been extended through September. This is a great offer for the patients enabling you to save $150 on your next Louisville Dysport or Louisville Botox treatment.

Call our office for details at 502.721.0330

Lee Corbett, MD

www.CorbettCosmeticSurgery.com

All posts are provided by Louisville Dysport expert Dr. Lee Corbett

Tanning after Surgery

In my Louisville Plastic Surgery practice a common question is “When can I tan again?”  It seems like this question is most common after a Louisville Breast Augmentation or a Louisville Tummy Tuck.

When a surgeon wounds the skin by making an incision, the tanning cells, your melanocytes, are prone to produce pigment along the edges. This is particularly true for darker skin types. That is why some fresh scars are darker than the skin around them. If you get into a tanning bed and expose the wound to more tanning stimulus, it very well may result in your scar becoming hyper-pigmented (very tan).

My advice is to never get into a tanning bed, but if you are going to at least wait 6 weeks after surgery or keep your incision covered.

Lee Corbett, MD

www.CorbettCosmeticSurgery.com