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


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


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?


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

Introducing Volbella

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The Face and Body Center surgeons are proud to announce that they have completed their training on the newest product offered by Allergan, Juvederm Volbella XC. Volbella is the newest lip filler and was found to effectively increase lip fullness andsoften the appearance of lines around the mouth. In addition, Volbella offers longer lasting results. Continue reading


Tackle A CureTackle a cure for cancer is a month long event in October that’s main goal is to raise breast cancer awareness. In order to do so, Tackle A Cure provides area high schools with “Pink Out” gear for their football players, cheerleaders, coaches, and referees to use during a game of their choosing during October. In conjunction with Pink Out gear, the Tackle A Cure volunteers also attend the games and distribute information on breast self-exams. These volunteers sell various pink t-shirts, pink pom-poms, and pink bracelets at the games as well.  In 2015, Tackle A Cure conservatively estimated that we reached over 400,000 people and their households in the state of Mississippi to promote the importance of early detection and encourage regular examinations and annual mammograms. Continue reading

Dr. Barraza is a Pink Tie Guy

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The Face and Body Center is proud to announce that Dr. Kenneth Barraza has been chosen by the Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Affiliate of Susan G. Komen to be one of the 2016 Pink Tie Guys in recognition of his community efforts and support of breast cancer awareness. Pink Tie Guys are established businessmen with a demonstrated track record of making a difference in their communities.

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Don’t Be An Impatient Patient

How to be a good patientWe live in a fast paced world where nothing is ever fast enough. We are impatiently waiting on our fast food, sitting in miles of slow moving traffic, or anxiously awaiting a web order to arrive. Patience can be difficult to practice, but the time to use real restraint is before, during, and after cosmetic surgery. Proper preparation is key and it is important to realize that good results may not be immediate. Continue reading

Makeovers Aren’t Just for Mom Anymore… Now It’s Dad’s Turn

Makeover for dad MississippiYouth 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