Dr. Christy Walker

Body

Breast Augmentation

Mammoplasty, more commonly known as breast augmentation, is a very popular and safe surgical cosmetic procedure that reshapes the breast by contouring and resizing, creating a significant change in the appearance of the upper body.

Through Dr. Walker’s skilled breast augmentation procedures you can:

  • Make your breasts larger and firmer
  • Reshape sagging or deflated breasts for added lift
  • Reduce the size of breasts to better fit your body or relieve back pain

Dr. Christy Walker will evaluate your goals and help you determine the size and shape to be achieved. Dr. Walker is skilled in understanding the subtle nuances associated with breast augmentation and can help you achieve a natural, beautiful bust – whether you go smaller, larger, or reshape.


What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is the surgical altering of the breast to make the breasts either larger or smaller, or to reshape and lift the breast.

Breast augmentation includes the following:

  • Breast reduction – reduces the size of the breast
  • Breast lift – pulls the breast upward
  • Breast implants – adds volume and shape to the breast

Am I candidate for breast augmentation?

Woman chose breast augmentation for a variety of reasons. Often, age and pregnancy coupled with breast feeding contributes to a change in breast density, which often results in deflated-looking, or sagging breasts.

Other woman chose breast augmentation because they wish to have firmer, larger breasts. Others, because they already have naturally large breasts that cause them pain or discomfort or make it hard to dress the way they wish, seek breast augmentation to decrease the size of their breasts.


What can I expect from breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient surgery center. Prior to surgery, Dr. Walker will review your goals and mark the breasts. Dr. Walker does everything possible to minimize the size, frequency, and appearance of scars.

What is the recovery from breast augmentation like?

Discomfort can range from minimal to moderate and is usually controlled by oral pain medications. Swelling is expected for the first few days after surgery, as well as mild bruising, firmness, numbness or tingling. You will be asked to wear a special bra and limit certain activities for several weeks after surgery. You can expect the scars to fade after about 12 to 18 months, although they will never be completely invisible. Exercise and many activities must be avoided for four to six weeks following surgery to avoid injury.


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Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty, more popularly known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, primarily the lower belly. Additionally, this procedure tightens the muscles and connective tissue to create a flatter, firmer abdomen.

Tummy tucks are popular after pregnancy and when a woman decides she is finished having children and wants to look more like her pre-childbearing self.


What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes the excess skin and tissue from the lower abdomen while tightening the underlying supportive tissues. Many women decide to undergo this procedure when they are finished having children to remove excess skin and tighten the troubled area after multiple pregnancies have left the abdomen stretched and wrinkled.

Is a tummy tuck right for me?

Women who should consider a tummy tuck are a healthy weight and have healthy dietary habits, have finished having children, and are at low risk for future obesity.

How is a tummy tuck performed?

A tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia in a surgical facility.


Will I have a large scar?

While every precaution is made to keep scarring minimal, a scar is over all unavoidable. However, with proper wound care, avoiding direct sunlight, and with the right skin type, scarring can be controlled. If you experience severe scarring, there are treatment options to help minimize the look and texture of the scar over time.

What is recovery like after a tummy tuck?

After the procedure, moderate swelling and mild discomfort, numbness, and tenderness are expected around the incision and under the skin of the abdomen. Medications and rest will help to alleviate many of the side effects of the procedure. Bruising is expected following surgery but should subside within two to four weeks. Optimal results are usually noticed within six to nine months postoperatively.


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Liposuction

Liposuction is a form of body contouring that surgically removes fat from the body. Many women chose liposuction after repeated attempts to lose weight through diet and exercise. Often pregnancy and age make it harder to lose weight and women also find that fat accumulates in places that it hadn’t previously, such as on the outer thighs, buttocks, and around the abdomen.

Liposuction can be performed on almost any part of the body. A consultation with Dr. Walker will help you create a surgical solution and get you back to feeling and looking lighter and more youthful.


What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a kind of body contouring that removes fat deposits from beneath the skin, changing the shape of a particular part of the body. Liposuction is especially effective in the abdomen, hips, thighs, and to remove the hard to burn fat in the waist, called loved handles.

How is liposuction performed?

Reshaping through liposuction is an out-patient surgical procedure done under general anesthesia. Prior to surgery, Dr. Walker will mark the areas to be treated. During the surgery, thin tubes are inserted under the skin through which fat is suctioned from the body. Special precautions are used to limit blood loss and damage to the surrounding tissues.


What can I expect after liposuction?

After the procedure, patients are required to wear a restrictive garment to hinder swelling for the first 3 to 4 days. While most daily activities can be resumed within a week or two, Dr. Walker will have specific directions for you to follow postoperatively. The patient’s skin can remain loose for several months after surgery, but will eventually return to its normal tone and texture. Best results are seen within 6 months to a year after the procedure is completed.

While liposuction is not a replacement for diet and exercise, the fat is unlikely to return to the specific areas where liposuction has been performed.

Am I a candidate for liposuction?

Dr. Walker takes the time to carefully evaluate the individual needs of each of her patients. You can expect a first consultation during which, Dr. Christy Walker will discuss your desires and examine your body to be sure liposuction surgery will help you reach your goals.


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Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian butt lift is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure that uses a woman’s excess fat to add shape and round out the buttocks. Excess body fat is removed via liposuction from the thighs, back, or abdomen (usually the love handles) and is purified and added back into the body, specifically the buttock area to create a new shape and lift combined with a narrower waist.


What is a Brazilian butt lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure that uses a person’s own fat stores, found in other places in their body, but usually the waist; to create fuller, rounder buttocks and a curvier physique.

What can I expect during a Brazilian butt lift?

The procedure usually begins with Dr. Walker using liposuction to remove fat stores from the waist or love handles. Antibiotics are added to help inhibit infection and then the fat is strategically injected under the skin of the buttocks.


What is recovery from a Brazilian butt lift like?

After a Brazilian butt lift patients are not be able to sit on their buttocks or lie on their back for three weeks and will be required to wear a compression garment for several weeks to follow. Patients can, however, usually return to normal activities after four weeks. Special transportation and post-operative care will need to be arranged prior to the surgery.

Who is a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?

Anyone who desires a shapelier figure or larger buttocks is a candidate. However, results vary and the women who find the most success are those who are a healthy weight and consume a healthy diet. Extreme weight gain or weight loss can change the appearance of a Brazilian butt lift and could result in having to redo the surgery.


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Arm Lift

An arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, reduces and reshapes the upper arm from the armpit to the elbow. Brachioplasty arm lift surgery is used when liposuction of the arm has not produced the desired results. Dr. Walker’s goal is produce smaller, tighter arms that you want to show off.


Am I a good candidate for an arm lift?

Ideal candidates for an arm lift include healthy individuals with a normal body weight who have upper arm skin laxity or deformity.

How is an arm lift performed?

Arm lift is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia to remove excess skin and tissue, after which the incision is skillfully closed, decreasing the risk of scarring. The results are immediate once the arm has healed, with complete results after four to six weeks.

What is recovery like?

Dr. Walker advises her patients to wear postoperative tape on the scars to prevent their widening, which causes increased scarring, as well as routine office appointments, so the incisions and the healing process can be monitored. Other techniques used by Dr. Walker include, Intense Pulsed Light or subsequent scar revision surgeries if necessary.

I am interested in an arm lift, what should I do next?

If you are self-conscious about the look and feel of your upper arms, Dr. Christy Walker can help with a brachioplasty arm lift procedure.

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Scar Revision

Unfortunately, scars are unavoidable after surgery and some cosmetic procedures – whenever there is a cut to the skin a scar will result. Scar revision minimizes the appearance of scar tissues to make it more consistent with surrounding skin texture and tone. Scars vary in size, shape, and texture due to skin type, infection, or how a wound healed after surgery. The most common reason for scar revision is C-section deliveries, which can leave large, thick scars.

Scarring can be caused by the following:

  • C-Sections
  • Previous surgeries
  • Previous cosmetic procedures
  • Traumatic injuries

Depending on the extent of scarring, Dr. Walker may choose to a perform scar revision procedure under local anesthesia, under mild sedation, or for more complex cases, under general anesthesia.

No scar can ever be removed completely, but after initial consultation, Dr. Walker can determine the best course of action and decide whether or not you would benefit from a scar revision procedure.


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Exilis Ultra Skin Tightening and Cellulite Reduction

If you are experiencing sagging, loose skin due to pregnancy, weight loss, or age you might be a candidate for Exilis, non-surgical body contouring. Exilis is an alternative to liposuction and tummy tuck procedures, using heat treatments targeted to specific areas of the body delivered by high radio frequencies that melt away fat under the skin.

Exilis is the FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for body shaping and skin tightening. It offers tailored treatment for body shaping, skin tightening, and anti-aging. It uses infrared light and mono polar radio frequency to deliver controlled high energy heat under the skin resulting in collagen formation and resultant skin tightening as well as fat melting. Exilis is perfect for stubborn fatty areas resistant to diet and exercise.

Exilis tightens skin in problem areas such as:

  • Wrinkles around the eyes
  • Neck and Jowls
  • Arms
  • Bra strap area
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs and knees

What should I expect during Exilis treatment?

During the treatment, the Exilis device is guided over the chosen area. You will feel a warming sensation as the energy is delivered to the deeper layers of the skin. Some pinkness on the treated area may occur and last for about 15 to 30 minutes after the procedure. After Exilis skin tightening, you can resume your normal activities immediately – no redness, no sign you had anything done.

It is recommended that you drink more water on the day of the treatment and on the following day, and engage in light exercise to enhance results. Exilis is recommended for any patient between the ages of 25 and 70+ who desires cosmetic improvement without surgery.


Before and After Image Gallery

Exilis Before and After Image Gallery

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Video: Exilis for the Face and Body

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Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal

Intense Pulsed Light, IPL, hair removal reduces unwanted hair growth without the use of lasers on all skin types. Dr. Walker uses a broad spectrum light source to focus a concentrated source of light to the problem area. The range of light wavelengths is applied at varying depths to target hair growth to reduce the amount of hair present.

If you suffer from any of the following due to shaving or other at-home hair removal methods, you might be a candidate for IPL Hair Removal:

  • Missed hairs
  • Course stubble
  • In-grown hairs, dots, or irritation after shaving
  • Hair that grows back quickly

Dr. Walker can help you break-free of from the daily hassle of shaving and the unsightly results that linger after with IPL hair removal and reveal a new kind of clear, smooth, and beautiful skin.

The results of IPL Hair Removal can last up to six months and works on all skin types.


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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Hormone Pellets

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Medical Weight Loss – HCG

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