Improving body shape through liposuction

For individuals who wish to obtain a more ideal body shape, liposuction can be an great option. Liposuction is an outpatient procedure in which fat is removed from certain areas of the body using small tubes that are inserted under the skin. There are several different types of liposuction. Patients may undergo the procedure with sedation of varying intensity, including local or general anesthesia. Doctors generally recommend higher doses of sedatives when larger areas of the body are being operated on.

Newer techniques and tools have made liposuction less painful and invasive, and the recovery process is much easier than it once was. Patients usually only take a few days to recover from the procedure, and only require rest and antibiotics to ensure a full and smooth recovery. Individuals who have struggled to lose weight due to issues such as metabolism or thyroid conditions may make excellent candidates for liposuction.

The expert team at Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery understands how important it is for individuals to feel confident and self-assured in their physical appearance, and we work to provide our patients with excellent services and results that they will be thrilled to see. To speak to our doctors today, call our Des Moines offices at (515) 222-1111.


Improving skin problems through chemical peels

Feeling insecure about our skin is one of the most upsetting things that so many people ensure on a daily basis. For those who want to take measures to correct skin issues and put their best face forward, there are a number of benefits offered with chemical peel treatments that can restore the natural, beautiful condition of your skin.

Chemical peels are most often performed to treat mild skin problems on the face, neck, or hands, and this miracle of modern science has been proven to help the following issues:

  • Wrinkles caused by aging or overexposure to sunlight
  • Mild scarring
  • Freckles, age spots, or dark patches
  • Fine lines found around the mouth and under the eyes
  • Skin health restoration

Chemical peel candidates will usually undergo treatments lasting about ten minutes, and are advised to apply sunscreen for protection after the peel is performed. Doctors may also prescribe or recommend a change in medication in order to ensure that the chemical peel has the best effect. While the results of these chemical peels may vary depending on the condition being treated and the number of peels, many men and women have had great results and seen a major boost in confidence after just one treatment.

If you are considering a chemical peel treatment to improve the look of your skin in Des Moines, the Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery team is prepared to sit down with you and discuss any questions you may have regarding the procedure. We can give you all of the information you need regarding this skin treatment during consultation, and then perform the peel right in our office. To learn more about our services or to set up a consultation today, call (515) 222-1111.


Numbers for men undergoing cosmetic surgery on the rise

Recent statistics revealed that there has been an increase in men who have undergone cosmetic surgery in the U.S., an article by the Global Dispatch reported on Oct. 12.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed that a substantial amount of men contributed to the total of $12 billion spent on cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. last year. Reports said a 43 percent increase was observed last year for men who underwent surgical or non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Surgical procedures like blepharoplasty, breast reduction, and facelifts were considered to be popular for men. The number of men who underwent non-surgical procedures like Botox, skin tightening, and Hyaluronic acid also increased last year. A Manhattan-based plastic surgeon explained that men undergo cosmetic surgery simply because they want to look good.

The Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery team caters to both men and women in Des Moines who want to improve their physical appearance through cosmetic surgery. Book an appointment with us today at 515-222-1111.


6-year-old Utah boy undergoes cosmetic surgery to end bullying for his “elf ears”

A 6-year-old boy in Utah who was being bullied by other children for years because of his “elf ears” recently underwent “life changing” plastic surgery, an article by ABC 15 reported on Oct. 4.

Reports said Gage Berger  had ears that were noticeably protruding. The boy reportedly refused to go to school and his outgoing personality had changed as other kids call him “elf ears” before undergoing ear pinning surgery.

Gage’s parents wanted to stop the bullying experienced by their son and began researching for a cosmetic surgery procedure to repair his ears. The couple got connected with the Mobley Foundation for Charitable Surgery, which provides free cosmetic surgery for school-age children who are being bullied and whose parents cannot afford the procedure. After his ears were unwrapped following the procedure, Gage was all smiles. According to his parents, he is “back to his old self again”.

Whether it involves the ears or otherwise, undergoing reconstructive surgery has many benefits and can help improve your self-confidence. Find out how the Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery team in Des Moines can help you achieve the look you want by calling (515) 222-1111 today.


The benefits of fat transfer surgery

Individuals who are interested in changing or improving their physical appearance may want to consider fat transfer surgery, allowing them to use unwanted fats from one part of the body to improve other parts of their body.

Advanced technologies have made it possible for experienced surgeons to easily transfer fat from place to place on a person’s body. Patients may consider such a procedure if they want to use their own fat to effectively augment some parts of their body, like their calves, breasts, or buttocks. Fat transfer can also be used to improve the appearance of a patient’s lips or cheeks. Surgeons often extract excess fat from a patient’s lower back, stomach area, thighs, or love handles. Since the patient’s own fat is going to be used, individuals who have allergies stand to benefit greatly from such procedures.

Improving your physical look through fat transfer surgery is a safe and viable body sculpting option for many individuals. If you are in the Des Moines area, the experts at Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery can help you understand if this procedure is right for you. Call us today at (515) 222-1111 to learn more.


Benefits of liposuction

Physically conscious individuals and health buffs may consider undergoing a liposuction procedure to achieve the contoured look they have been unable to perfect at the gym.

The procedure, sometimes called “Suction Assisted Liposuction” (SAL), is done to eliminate undesirable fat in certain body areas. During the procedure, several unnoticeable incisions are made around the body part needing treatment, and the excess fat is passed through a thin tube connected to a pressurized vacuum. Men and women undergoing liposuction are either put under sedation or under anesthesia to subdue pain during the procedure.

Individuals considering undergoing liposuction should understand that the procedure neither treats cellulite nor obesity. Many well-known Hollywood celebrities have undergone liposuction procedures to sculpt their abdomen muscles, arms, necks, and buttocks.

Discuss your goals concerning liposuction with an expert at Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery in Des Moines. Call us at (515) 222-1111 to find out how we may help you achieve your desired physical appearance.


Report: weight reduction cosmetic surgery is trending

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released a report indicating a likely correlation between a rise in weight loss surgery and a subsequent increase in certain cosmetic procedures, CBS News reported on June 1.

Procedures like thigh lifts, tummy tucks, breast lifts, and upper arm lifts have dramatically increased in the last four years. These procedures in particular take care of excess skin that results from great weight loss. In 2014, there were 15.6 million individuals who underwent body contouring procedures. An estimated 179,000 individuals in 2013 underwent surgeries to reduce weight, and about a fourth of these people also went on to have cosmetic surgery done.

The Des Moines surgeons at the Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery help people achieve the look they desire. Our clinic offers a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures designed to fulfill your needs. Call us today at (515) 222-1111 to schedule an appointment and discuss the procedures that would best suit your goals.


Restore a youthful look through facelift procedures

Rhytidectomy, commonly known as a face lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aging people may consider to restore their youthful look.

People undergoing face lift procedures should expect to have their wrinkles corrected, as facial muscles tend to loosen as people get older. Though the procedure will require minimal incisions and stitches in some parts of the face to tighten the skin, surgeons administer sedatives or general anesthesia to numb the patients’ skin. After surgery, the patient’s face is covered by a bandage dressing for a few days. Patients who have a low pain tolerance may be given painkillers by their doctors. Stitches are then removed by doctors in fewer than two weeks.

Undergoing facelift surgery procedures is one of the best options to consider for older people wishing to restore their youthful appeal. If you want to know more about this procedure in Des Moines, the expert team at Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery would be happy to help you. Get in touch with us today by calling (515) 222-1111.       


Many men are getting cosmetic surgery

Many men in America nowadays are considering undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures to restore a more youthful appearance, the Times Free Press reported on May 17.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) President Dr. Scot Glasberg observed that since year 2000, a lot of men have been undergoing different kinds of cosmetic surgery procedures. ASAPS identify liposuction as the most performed procedure done to men last year. There was also an increase last year in terms of men improving other parts of their bodies through eyelid procedures, nose, breast and facial procedures in general. One cosmetic surgeon revealed that at least 10 percent of their clients were men. The report also showed that there was also an increase in men undergoing nonsurgical cosmetic procedures last year.

Cosmetic procedures has many benefits for both sexes. If you are in Des Moines and you want to restore your youthful look, get in touch with the expert team of Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery today by calling 515-222-1111.


Treating baldness through hair transplant

Individuals who suffer from “androgenetic alopecia,” or the condition of losing hair on the scalp leading to baldness, may consider undergoing a micro-hair transplant procedure to restore their natural look.

Depending on the baldness severity or the scope of the head that will be treated, patients may need to undergo several treatment sessions. The procedure involves the meticulous transfer of the head’s skin and hair follicles, often called the “donor area,” to parts of the head where balding or thinning of hair is occurring using a scalpel or punch graft. Patients undergoing such a procedure may experience little or no pain because of local anesthesia that will be administered to them. After the procedure, patients may need to wait for some time for their new hair to grow naturally.

If you want to find out more about micro-hair transplant or any cosmetic surgery procedure in Des Moines, get in touch with the expert surgeons at Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery. Schedule an appointment with us today at (515) 222-1111 to find out how we may help you restore your natural hair.


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