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Transform Your Waistline at Savannah Plastic Surgery


tummy tuckFor some people, extra fat or loose skin around the stomach is extremely hard to lose, even with physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. That's where Savannah Plastic Surgery can help through a procedure called abdominoplasty, better known as a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen.

The best candidates for a tummy tuck are men and women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won't respond to diet or exercise. The procedure can be particularly helpful to women who want to reverse the effect of pregnancy on the abdominal muscles and skin.

"The ideal candidate is any healthy person who is unhappy with his or her waistline and can be helped with a tummy tuck," says Dr. Scott Vann of Savannah Plastic Surgery. "Most commonly, we treat women who have finished having children and have tummies that became stretched during pregnancy."

How a Tummy Tuck Works

tummy tuck before and afterThe procedure includes removing the excess skin and tightening the over-stretched muscles and connective tissue to restore the waistline. "Sometimes, liposuction may compliment the procedure for the best result," says Dr. Vann. "Liposuction is especially helpful if the patient has excess fat on the back that needs to be removed to get the best waist in the front and back."

The procedure has evolved over the past years, making recovery time shorter and results even better. Patients typically require about 2 weeks to recover. After that, most can return to work.

Dr. Vann, who specializes in tummy tucks, says he enjoys seeing patients react positively to their new shape. "I feel a tummy tuck is the most transforming procedure I can do in body sculpting," he says. Generally, he is able to restore the classic hourglass shape many of his female patients desire. "I feel my patients have a huge improvement when it comes to self-image and more confidence after a tummy tuck."

You can learn more about the tummy tuck procedure on our website, and then contact the office today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

New at Savannah Plastic Surgery: Pain and Anxiety Relief with Pro-Nox


Do you want to try Botox but are worried about pain? If so, you're not alone. There are plenty of patients who fear pain and even needles. In order to better help patients and calm fears, Savannah Plastic Surgery is proud to debut the Pro-Nox Nitrous Oxide Delivery System. Nitrous oxide is an inhaled analgesic that helps to relieve the pain and anxiety a patient may experience during cosmetic procedures and other in-office procedures.

Pronox Photo.jpgDr. Luke Curtsinger recently tried the Pro-Nox while getting Botox and fillers. He said he felt no pain during the injections. "This is patient-administered nitrous oxide where the patient breathes in the nitrous oxide from a tube," says Curtsinger. "It is a very safe and controlled delivery method. A patient can control when they need more and it takes effect in seconds."

When Can Pro-Nox Be Used?

Pro-Nox can be used during a number of procedures. Some of the main ones include:

  • Fillers
  • Laser treatments
  • Small surgical procedures

"Oftentimes barriers such as fear of pain, fear of needles and fear of general anesthesia for small procedures may prevent a patient from having something they want done or will cause a great amount of anxiety," says Curtsinger. "Pro-Nox will enhance our patient's experience and allow them to participate in the procedure while being relaxed."

What is Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide is a clear, colorless vapor with a slightly sweet odor and taste. The mechanism of action of nitrous oxide is thought to be an increased release of endorphin, dopamine, and other natural pain relievers in the brain, which modulate pain stimuli via descending spinal cord nerve pathways. It is safe for patients and proven very effective.

While, nitrous oxide does not completely relieve the pain it creates "diminished pain, or a continued awareness of pain without feeling bothered by it." It also has an anti-anxiety effect, which may be helpful if the patient is restless and doubts his or her ability to cope, emotions that are not uncommon, especially during medical procedures. The potential side effects are very minimal and include nausea and dizziness.

If you're interested in using Pro-Nox during a procedure, call Savannah Plastic Surgery at 912-351-5050. You can also schedule a complimentary consultation online.

Watch Dr. Curtsinger Use Pro-Nox

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About Savannah Plastic Surgery

We want to be your first choice when it comes to cosmetic surgery, skin care, and life enhancing services delivered by a team committed to compassion, education, and excellence.

Using a delicate balance of science and art, our physicians can customize every surgery to meet your personal needs and goals. Our surgeons: Dr. Barbara Davies, Dr. Carl Pearl, Dr. Luke Curtsinger, Dr. Matthew McLeod, and Dr. Scott Vann recognize that no two people are alike. You are unique and we are, too.

We now offer complimentary consultations for cosmetic surgery. Contact us today to begin your body transformation.

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