Plastic Surgery and Men

Youth and beauty are prized in our culture by females; however, women aren’t the only ones that wrinkle with age. The number of cosmetic procedures for men has increased by more than 106% in the last 15 years according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Men get cosmetic procedures for several reasons, whether they want to look good from a business aspect or from a social standpoint. Helping men advance in their careers is a powerful tool. Numerous men also admit turning to cosmetic surgery to prepare them for the dating world after a break up or divorce. Men want to feel confident in their everyday routine, and we are here to provide the steps to a more confident you. Continue reading

Dr. Shelby K. Brantley, Jr. Receives RealSelf 500 Award

Dr. Shelby K. Brantley, Jr. Receives RealSelf 500 Award For Enduring Commitment to Consumer Education #realself500

Jackson, MS, Face and Body, Among Top Influencers in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 

Jackson, MS – March 24, 2017 – Local physician Shelby K. Brantley, Jr. MD is one of 500 doctors worldwide to receive the RealSelf 500 Award, a prestigious award honoring the top influencers on RealSelf—the most trusted online destination to get informed about elective cosmetic procedures and to find and connect with doctors and clinics. Continue reading

Ladies, Are Your Private Parts Ready for the Nude Beach?

The cosmetic appearance of the mons and female genitalia has spawned a plethora of new noninvasive as well as invasive procedures designed to make the genital area as attractive as feasible as it now generates a lot of attention appearance wise.  I feel this has largely been a byproduct of ladies feeling comfortable changing in front of peers (whether at the gym or out shopping), as well as the ready availability of porn from electronic devices such as phones and computers.  With the touch of a finger, one can practically see anything they wish which allows to easily compare their anatomy with others.  One no longer has to go to gentlemen’s clubs or embarrassingly buy a ‘girlie magazine’ to get a visual.  This has led to women comparing and thinking their privates don’t look like they are supposed to.  Changes in personal grooming habits has most women partially or completely shaving the labia and mons which unmasks and makes readily visible undesired characteristics.  Most people want to have the ‘perceived norm’ with every part of their body thus the interest in vaginal rejuvenation. Continue reading

The Ultimate Tummy Tuck – Revealed By Dr. Shelby Brantley

Hidden Gems as Pointed Out by an Experienced Tummy Tuck Surgeon

All tummy tucks get rid of excess skin from the lower abdomen and hopefully a large number of stretch marks and lower abdominal scars. This alone gives a remarkable improvement but should serve as only the beginning if you truly want the ultimate tummy tuck.  Besides getting rid of excess skin, what are the “little things” that yield a fabulous result after a tummy tuck? Actually, there are a lot of finer details which include a good quality scar that is properly located so it can be hidden by panties or a bathing suit bottom, a youthful appearing, vertical belly button with a hidden scar, an hour glass shaped waistline, the lack of a need to “keep it sucked it,” and an elevated mons pubis. These elements require attention to detail and proper markings preoperatively. Continue reading

Can Fat Return After Liposuction? By Dr. Adrian Smith

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Due to the near immediate results, liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States.  Using gentle suction a physician can remove unwanted fat from isolated areas of your body.  Over 222,000 liposuction procedures were done in 2015.  Even those that are fit benefit from liposuction, using the technique to remove stubborn pockets of fat that won’t respond to diet or exercise. Although patients appreciate the initial dramatic results, many people considering having liposuction do have concerns over the longevity of the results.  “Can fat return after liposuction?” is one of the more common questions we hear at our practice. Continue reading

The Top Five Procedures to Help You Look and Feel Your Best

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Who doesn’t want to look their best? After the holidays, most of us begin planning for summer vacations and warm weather. Before the warm weather arrives, you should make plans now to be prepared. Now is the time to make an appointment with your board-certified plastic surgeon. Although you may feel that it is too early to begin planning for summer, keep in mind that while some techniques provide immediate results, most take weeks for the full benefits to become apparent. Start planning now with this list of top five procedures to get you ready for summer.

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Does your 2017 New Year’s Resolution include Plastic Surgery?

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As every new year comes and goes, do you still find yourself feeling insecure about certain aspects of your body? Although going to the gym is great for your health, you still may not be able to work off those problem areas. You can keep putting off plastic surgery and when next year rolls around you will be wishing that you had made it one of your 2017 resolutions. Here are a list of a few resolutions that we think you should consider this year. Continue reading

A Few Things No One Tells You About Getting A Double Mastectomy

Double Mastectomy InformationReceiving the news that you have breast cancer can stir up many different emotions in a woman. Being scared, unsure, and possibly even angry are all normal reactions for some ladies. Others may handle the news differently and feel brave, confident, and determined to get well. When the doctor recommends that she should have a double mastectomy due to invasive cancer, it can bring about even more emotions. If the patient elects to undergo a bilateral mastectomy, she has the option to immediately begin breast reconstruction meaning the plastic surgeon inserts expanders (inflatable implants that stretch the skin and muscle to prepare for permanent implants) as soon as the breasts are removed. Continue reading