December 5, 2013
I have many new patients ask me whether or not plastic surgery is going to hurt. After surgery, all discomfort is lessened with pain medication and I tell my patients that for most people that makes the pain tolerable. However, individual pain threshold varies from person to person. Therefore, while some patients may experience no pain at all, others will feel more.
Anxiety is an important factor in how much pain one experiences during recovery. I encourage all of my patients to mentally prepare themselves for surgery. By mentally preparing yourself for the events that will take place on your surgery day, you will reduce some of the mental uncertainty and in turn the anxiety and pain you will feel post-op.
You may wonder why we spend time detailing out the day of your procedure during your pre-op appointment. We review the operation and requirements for recovery, along with any potential risks and complications so that you know exactly what will happen before having surgery.
Having been in practice for over thirty five years, I know which of you are ready to make the decision to have plastic surgery. I will not perform your procedure if you show up on surgery day and have a fever or high blood pressure. These factors put the patient at an increased risk for complication and this is not something I will ever do.
If you have any questions about plastic surgery, please come in and chat with myself and my staff.
I hope you are enjoying your holiday season,
November 29th, 2013
Even though we are in the dead of winter here in New England, I’m sure many of you have trips planned to sunny destinations this winter. Does the thought of having to wear a bathing suit cause you anxiety? Many women have found that a Breast Augmentation has given them the confidence to wear a bathing suit. One option is to buy a bathing suit that will enhance your figure.
The decision to have Breast Implants is a serious step and should be considered after other options have been excluded. There is a reason why Breast Augmentation is the most popular surgery in the world though – women love the results.
Through a small incision a space is made beneath the muscle where a silicone gel or saline implant is placed. Recovery time is approximately two weeks, after which I tell patients they can return to full normal activity.
Most women incorporate their new size into their self image very quickly and like the way they look in clothes and bath suits.
If you have any questions about Breast Augmentation, please contact my office at (800) 559-3056 to set up a consultation.
Dr. Adams and his wife Carol exploring Sedona, AZ
November 27th, 2013
We want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at The Adams Center! Please take a moment to think about what you are thankful for. Whether it is friends, family, your health, or happiness we all have something to give thanks for.
Take a moment to put away cell phones and enjoy one another’s company. Tell stories and make new traditions that you can pass on your kids. And always remember to use your judgement and not drive if you have overindulged in adult beverages.
We’d love for you to share pictures of your holiday celebration with us on our Facebook page or via Twitter!
November 27, 2013
Rhinoplasty is one of my favorite cosmetic surgeries to perform. The goal is always to make the nose fit the face. This idea allows for each person to have a new nose that looks better but not artificial. Reshaping the nose enables me to give the patient completely new appearance that compliments other facial features without appearing artificial. In my experience, I’ve found that removing the bump and the ball at the end of the nose are the two most common requests that improve the appearance.
During a Rhinoplasty consultation, we take photos that enable us to plan the surgery. Pictures from magazines selected by the patient can help assist in communication with the surgeon. Rhinoplasty is always performed under general anesthesia. During surgery the septum can be straightened if necessary and the bone and cartilage sculpted. Post-op recovery requires the patient to wear a splint for one week followed by two weeks with limited physical activity.
Please contact us if you have any questions about Rhinoplasty or any other cosmetic surgery at (800) 559-3056.
November 23rd, 2013
Many women in their thirties begin noticing changes in the way their body stores fat. Whereas in your teenage years and twenties, you may have been able to routinely eat fatty foods and sweets without seeing much of a change around your waistline, that quickly changes as women enter their thirties. Faced with a slowing metabolism and for some the extra weight gained from childbirth, many women turn to cosmetic options to treat and eliminate this extra cellulite. Even with regular exercise and a healthy diet, some women may still have stubborn pockets of fat that simply will not disappear.
Although there are non-surgical options available on the market, Liposuction is the most effective means of eliminating unwanted fat. If you have any questions about Liposuction and would like to know whether or not it could help with your own personal problem areas on your body, please set up a consultation.
Please be sure to check your plastic surgeons credentials and call the proper organizations to verify that they are indeed an active member. When performed by an unlicensed surgeon, Liposuction can leave terrible scarring and in extreme cases result in death. There are many people out there posing as surgeons and I beg you to do your homework before going under the knife. I recommend not visiting Med Spa’s for Liposuction or any other surgical or non-surgical procedure.
If you have any questions about Liposuction or how to check a surgeon’s credentials, please do not hesitate to call my office at (800) 559-3056.
People in their twenties are notoriously difficult to shop for. I’ve also found from my personal experience with my two kids that they also tend to not think about the aging process and how what they do today will affect how they age.
Following a proper skincare regimen in your twenties can help prevent wrinkles, age spots, and promote healthy collagen production.
Here are some gift ideas for friends and family in their twenties. I promise you, they will thank you later!
#1. DSP (Doctor’s Skin Prescription) Sunscreen
Wearing sunscreen daily is one of the best things you can do for your skin in your twenties. Patients love our tinted DSP sunscreen which leaves the skin with a subtle glow.
#2. gloMint Balm SPF 15
This lip balm makes a great stocking stuffer! We love that it comes in a much larger size than your typical lip balm and that it includes SPF protection. Nourishing botanicals help keep lips hydrated all winter long! We also carry the full line of Glo cosmetics in our Peabody office. Ask Brittany for a make-over next time you are in, she is fantastic!
#3. DSP Acne Spot Treatment
This is another great stocking stuffer. I keep one in my purse at all times for pesky breakouts. Cleans up pimples and breakouts quickly, great for when you are on the go.
Adams Center Ambassador Teri decided to have IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to remove sun damage and brown spots. The IPL laser also removes broken capillaries on the skin. On Black Friday this year we are offering 50% off IPL treatments. We are located right next to the Peabody Mall, so get your shopping done and the come visit Cathy for your IPL treatment!
Book now – available spaces are filling up!
On November 20th, Dr. William P. Adams will be hosting a Breast Augmentation Seminar at G2O Spa and Salon. Here are some reasons why we think you should attend! To RSVP, call (800) 559-3056.
#1. Get your questions answered by the industry’s leading breast augmentation expert in an informal setting
#2. Learn the facts about Breast Implants from a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. We strongly discourage researching your procedure on the internet…unless of course it’s from a credible source like our blog or the ASAPS website. There is a surplus of inaccurate information on the web so get your questions answered by Dr. Adams.
#3. Our seminar is for chicks only! Except of course for Dr. Adams. We want you to be comfortable asking questions at the seminar so tell your man he can go out with the guys for the night. (He won’t be too upset)
#4. Enjoy appetizers and drinks on us in the Penthouse Suite of the swanky G2O Salon and Spa on Newbury Street.
#5. Find a girlfriend to attend with you and receive a $250 Adams Center Gift Card that can be used towards any purchase!
This is the third part of a patients journal entries about her Breast Augmentation procedure at The Adams Center in Peabody. In this entry, she picks up where she left off, one day after her procedure.
Post-Op Day 1:
I woke up the day after my surgery feeling sore, but not in a lot of pain. I still took it very easy, taking my pain medication as prescribed and using a bag of frozen peas to ease the soreness around my breasts. I spent the day reading and watching movies.
Post-Op Day 2:
Today I woke up still feeling sore; my sleep was somewhat restless and I had difficulty getting myself comfortable. I ate breakfast and took half of a pain pill. I was able to shower and do my hair without any problems. I have some bruising under and between my breasts. I did some household chores like folding laundry but stayed away from lifting anything heavy. I am still taking it pretty easy, doing some light paperwork, reading, and napping. I took one dose of Ibuprofen during the day and one pain pill before bed for discomfort. I have not experienced much pain following my Breast Augmentation, only soreness.
Post-Op Day 3:
I had a good night and I was able to turn from side to side with just a little discomfort. I did not need to take the pain medicine all day today. I took one dose of Ibuprofen during the day for a little discomfort. I was able to comfortably drive to a wedding shower two hours away without any issues. I took a pain pill before bed to ensure a good nights rest.
Post-Op Day 4:
I went to an educational workshop today for work. I sat most of the day for lectures and only experienced minor soreness when reaching my arms.
Click here to read the first blog post in this series: My Breast Augmentation Pre-Op Appointment
Click here to read the second blog post in this series: The Day of My Breast Augmentation Procedure
This is the second post from one of our patients who kept a journal documenting her Breast Augmentation surgery and recovery. In this post, she talks about the day of her Breast Augmentation procedure in Peabody, MA.
I arrived at the Peabody Office on time. It made me feel comfortable that my surgery would be performed in the same office I had my other appointments in. The nurse came out to greet me and brought me back to the pre-op area to change. I was given a nice warm blanked and I began to settle in. The anesthesiologist came out to go over what would happen next. Everyone had such a calm and reassuring manner that I did not feel nervous at all.
I woke up very comfortably, because Dr. Adams explained to me he uses a long acting local anesthetic at the end of the operation. After a little while the nurse brought me toast and something to drink. My husband arrived shortly thereafter and we went over the post-op instructions with him and wheeled me out to the car. When I got home that afternoon I had something to eat, took my pain medicine, and relaxed. I did begin to feel some soreness but I put a bag of frozen peas on my chest which made me much more comfortable.
To read this patients previous post click here. Stay tuned to her next post on her post-op recovery days following her Breast Augmentation procedure. If you would like to view before and after images of Dr. Adams’ Breast Augmentation work, click here.