African American Plastic Surgery: Most Common Procedures
Dr. Wright Jones is an African American plastic surgeon providing a range of procedures specifically designed to serve the aesthetic needs of his patients. Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly popular in recent years, with more than a million procedures performed each year for African American patients alone in the US.
As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Jones ensures that each of his patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, GA, and nearby areas receives a customized treatment to meet their personal aesthetic goals.
Rhinoplasty (nose job surgery) is one of the most commonly requested procedures among African American patients. Dr. Jones is a trained plastic surgeon, having received training in rhinoplasty from two leading plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, California. He performs nasal reshaping or resizing surgery as an outpatient procedure, using intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia.
Dr. Jones will employ either open or closed incision technique, depending on the particular case. If the patient needs more comprehensive nasal reshaping, an open rhinoplasty may be necessary. This will involve a tiny incision made across the columella. For patients who need relatively minor nasal improvement, a closed rhinoplasty can be performed. This technique allows for the concealment of the incisions within the nose.
In the experience of Dr. Jones as an cosmetic plastic surgeon providing treatment to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, GA, and other areas, one of the popular procedures among African American women is breast reduction surgery. Oversized breasts can tend to hang and droop, apart from causing physical limitations and pain.
Breast reduction surgery will involve placement of discreet incisions on the patient’s breasts, through which the surgeon will remove excess breast tissue and skin. The goal of the surgery is to provide perkier and more proportionately sized breasts. An experienced plastic surgeon will try to ensure limited and inconspicuous scarring.
Patients usually seek liposuction not with an aim to reduce weight, but to achieve more enhanced and curvaceous figure. Liposuction cosmetic surgery is designed to sculpt the body and remove unwanted pockets of stubborn fat. The surgeon will recommend this procedure for patients who have moderate and stable body weight, but are bothered by fat deposits in specific areas that spoil the body contour.
Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is another commonly requested plastic surgery procedure among African American patients. Excess fat deposits can build around the waist due to various factors such as pregnancy, aging, genetic factors, or weight fluctuations. Tummy tuck plastic surgery procedure can surgically excise loose skin and excess fat, while tightening the underlying weak muscles in the abdomen. The patient can achieve a firmer and flatter abdomen with this procedure.
Gluteal Enhancement (Butt Lift)
Gluteal enhancement is one of the upcoming procedures for women. The procedure can involve the use of implants or fat grafting to achieve more curvaceous contours in the buttocks area. In some cases, the procedure may be combined with liposuction, tummy tuck, or other surgeries for a more harmonious looking outcome.