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    Last updated 2 years ago

    Save up to $200 on your next 3 Botox Cosmetic Treatments. Call our office for details # 651-739-1100.

    Sciton profractional laser offered at Rocheford Plastic Surgery

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Now available at Rocheford Plastic Surgery the Sciton laser as seen on Dr. Oz which performs many effective treatments along with the popular South Beach peel.


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    Are you a Candidate for Liposuction or a Mommy Makeover? Click The Resource Articles Below to Learn More!

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Are you a candidate for liposuction or wondering about the most common mommy makeover procedures? If you’re interested in more information on blepharoplasty, what to consider before breast augmentation, or frequently asked questions regarding liposuction, then check out some of these great resources.

    For more information on our services, call Rocheford Plastic Surgery at (651) 739-1100 today!

    What to Consider Before Your Breast Augmentation

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Many women consider undergoing breast enhancement or breast augmentation surgery to increase the size of their bust-line and improve their overall self-image. If you’re considering breast augmentation, then there a number of factors you’ll want to consider before scheduling surgery with your plastic surgeon.

    Candidacy and Benefits

    The first thing to consider is whether you are a candidate for breast augmentation. Candidates for breast augmentation should be in good physical and mental health, with realistic expectations about the final results. You’ll also want to consider the benefits of a breast augmentation to ensure that it meets your needs. Some of the benefits include increased self-confidence, more proportional body figure, and restoration of breast volume following weight loss or pregnancy.

    Type of Implants

    Once you have determined your candidacy for the procedure, you’ll want to consider the type of implants. Breast augmentation is done using saline or silicone implants. Saline implants consist of an outer silicone shell that is filled with sterile salt water solution, whereas silicone implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel. 

    Incision Area

    Another factor to take into consideration is the placement of the incision. The four basic incisional methods utilized for breast augmentation include:

    • Inframammary: located within the natural crease below each breast.
    • Transaxillary: hidden under the arm or within the armpit.
    • Periareolar: created around the nipple.
    • Transumbilical: hidden within the navel.                                  

    Recovery Period

    The last thing you’ll want to consider before undergoing a breast augmentation is the recovery period. Most patients find that they can return to work 3-7 days following the procedure if the implants are placed above the muscle, and 5-10 days if placed below the muscle. Exercise and strenuous activity can be resumed approximately 2-4 weeks following the surgery. There is typically no bruising, and the final results are evident within 1-4 months.

    Are you ready to enhance the size of your breasts? Dr. Heather Rocheford with Rocheford Plastic Surgery is a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon in the St. Paul area. Give our office a call at (651) 739-1100 to set up a consultation.

    Liposuction FAQs

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Liposuction is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today—however, it often raises a number of questions. If you’re interested in undergoing plastic surgery, then consider these frequently asked questions regarding liposuction procedures.

    What is Liposuction?

    Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a minimally-invasive plastic surgery procedure designed to remove localized fat deposits that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Liposuction can be performed to remove stubborn fat pockets from the abdomen, waist, thighs, hips, buttocks, arms, neck, calves, cheeks, and even the chin.

    Who is a Candidate for Liposuction?

    Ideal candidates for liposuction should be in good general health with realistic expectations regarding the results. Unlike a tummy tuck, which removes excessive amounts of fat and sagging skin, liposuction is only designed to remove targeted fat deposits. This means that candidates should be physically fit with a stable weight; as a good rule of thumb, candidates should be within 10-20 pounds of their ideal weight. It is also important that candidates have firm skin with good elasticity to help maintain the results.

    What Happens During the Procedure?

    After administering general anesthesia, your plastic surgeon will make a small incision in the skin so that a thin, hollow cannula can be inserted to loosen excess fat deposits with controlled back and forth motions. Once the fat has been dislodged, it will be sucked out using a syringe attached to the cannula or a surgical vacuum. Your surgeon will then close the incision using dissolvable internal stitches. The procedure can take anywhere from 1-6 hours, depending on the number of areas and volume of fat being removed.

    What to Expect From the Results?

    While most patients experience minor swelling for the first several weeks following the procedure, the results of liposuction can last anywhere from 7-10 years when maintained with proper diet and exercise.

    The best way to determine whether liposuction is right for you is to schedule an initial consultation with your plastic surgeon. For more information on your eligibility or to learn more about your plastic surgery options, call Rocheford Plastic Surgery at (651) 739-1100.

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