Plastic Surgery: Should You Or Shouldn’t You When You’re Over 40?

Dr. Marcus Crawford interview on Black America Web

In this interview Dr. Crawford discusses what the top plastic surgical procedures are for black women over 40.  Learn if these procedures are safe, where the fat goes, and the importance of having plastic surgery by a board certified plastic surgeon.

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Atlanta Plastic - S2 - E2 - 4/1/16

Eric's Lower Body Lift and Male Breast Reduction

On episode 2 of season 2 of Atlanta Plastic, Eric came to Crawford Plastic Surgery facing a problem that is very common for many individuals who have lost a lot of weight.  Eric's weight loss, however, was significantly more than what is ordinarily seen following bariatric (weight loss) surgery.  Eric lost over 280lbs and became a new person.  After his weight loss, it was difficult for him to conceal the evidence of his weight loss with clothing because the skin hung from his chest and his abdomen.  Eric had a lower body lift as well as a male breast reduction to remove the excess skin from his body.  He can now get dressed, and undressed, without a constant reminder of the time in his life where he was several hundred pounds heavier.  If you have succeeded with weight loss, but still struggle with excess skin, contact Crawford Plastic Surgery TODAY to discuss options for surgical body contouring.

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Atlanta Plastic - S2 - E1 - 3/25/16

Mimi's Tummy Tuck and Butt Lift

Mimi from Lifetime’s hit show “Bring It” is constantly on the move to keep up with her daughter’s busy dance competition schedule.  She hasn’t been happy with her own body image for quite some time, and feels even more uncomfortable with all of the attention she gets as a well-known dance mom.  She has wanted to do something about her shape for years, and finally took the time to focus on herself.  She came to Crawford Plastic Surgery to discuss body contouring with a tummy tuck and a Brazilian Butt Lift.  The tummy tuck would rid her of the excess abdominal skin that remained after childbirth and the butt lift would improve her shape in her hip and buttock region. The biggest challenge with Mimi was locating enough fat to improve the shape of her butt and hips.  Luckily, she had some fat available from her abdomen and flanks that could be used for her butt lift.  Her transformation was amazing and she can confidently strut her stuff with her flat tummy and round bottom.  If you are interested in a Tummy Tuck or Butt Lift, contact Crawford Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. 

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Atlanta Plastic Season 2

Crawford Plastic Surgery is Back This March on Atlanta Plastic

Season 2 Premieres March 25 at 10/9c on Lifetime!

It's going to be a fun season 2 of Atlanta Plastic on Lifetime! We hope you tune in for the season premier.

Tune in for season 2 of Atlanta Plastic - Premieres March 25 at 10/9c

Tune in for season 2 of Atlanta Plastic - Premieres March 25 at 10/9c

Crawford Plastic Surgery is looking forward to their 2nd season on Lifetime's, Atlanta Plastic. Season 2 premieres March 25 at 10/9c.

Atlanta Plastic Sisters Butt Lift

Atlanta Plastic - Surgery Sisters - S1 - E6 - 9/4/15

McKnight Sisters' Gluteal Fat Grafting, aka Brazilian Butt Lift

As in the fashion world, plastic surgery also has trends.  One of the recent changes we have seen is that “thin” is no longer “in”.  Many women now appreciate the voluptuous curves that are part of their ethnic background and are more celebrated in pop culture.  In keeping with this movement, and it’s soundtrack popularized by Sir Mix-a-lot, women go to great lengths to increase the curves in their hips and buttocks.  Several techniques have emerged in plastic surgery over the last 10-20 years.  Initial efforts focused on gluteal implants, but more recently gluteal fat grafting (aka Brazilian Butt Lift) has proven to be a very effective method of gluteal augmentation in appropriate candidates. Using one’s own tissue is an extremely safe option with minimal risks compared to gluteal implants.   As seen in episode 6 of Lifetime’s Atlanta Plastic, The McKnight sisters used excess fat harvested from liposuction of their abdomen and flanks to increase the curves in their buttocks.  They diligently followed their post-operative instructions and had amazing results that should last as long as their weight remains stable.  Fat grafting to the butt has minimal down time and enables us to “recycle” fat by moving it from unwanted areas to the area it is most desired.  If you have questions or are interested in scheduling surgery for Gluteal Fat Grafting or Brazilian Butt Lift, contact Crawford Plastic Surgery today! 

Tummy tuck and Brazilian Butt Lift on Atlanta Plastic - Dr. Crawford

Atlanta Plastic - Toni's Plastic Surgery Diary - S1- E5 - 8/28/15

Toni's Tummy Tuck and Gluteal Fat Grafting

As we highlighted in a prior episode of Atlanta Plastic, abdominal contouring is very common after massive weight loss.  Toni had Lap Band surgery that helped her shed the unwanted pounds, but it left her with excessive skin and fat of the lower abdomen and flanks.  Her weight loss not only left her with a flatter stomach, but it left her with a flatter butt as well.  Abdominoplasty surgery (Tumy Tuck) removes excess skin from the lower abdomen and tightens the skin of the upper abdomen and waistline.  Gluteal Fat Grafting (Brazilian Butt Lift) uses the fat that is removed from the lower abdomen to plump a patient’s buttox and hips.  Toni jumped at the chance to remove the extra skin and fat from her lower abdomen and transfer the fat to the her butt to improve her curves.  Like many women, she combined a tummy tuck with gluteal fat grafting.  These two surgeries are very commonly performed together with amazing results.  After a patient receives both of these surgeries, strict adherence to post operative instructions is needed to achieve the best results.  If you think you are a candidate for a Tummy Tuck and/or Brazilian Butt lift, contact us today!

Atlanta Plastic - Mimi's Breast Reduction - Dr. Crawford

Atlanta Plastic - Mimi Wants a Breast Reduction - S1- E4 - 8/21/15

Mimi's Breast Reduction

One of the most common surgeries performed by plastic surgeons nationwide is breast reduction surgery.  The fact that breast reduction patients are among the happiest of all plastic surgery patients helps explain this statistic.  Some women have struggled with large breasts their entire lives, while others have seen a massive increase in their breast size over time due to childbirth, weight gain, or for no obvious reason at all.  Having large breasts can cause significant back, neck, and shoulder pain as well as deep grooving in the shoulders from bra straps.  In extreme cases, some women experience sensation changes in the arms due to nerve problems.  Combining all of the above symptoms with the increased expense of purchasing custom bras demonstrates why a woman would consider breast reduction surgery.  In Episode 4 of Lifetime’s Atlanta Plastic, Mimi struggled with large breasts for many years.  Not only did it interfere with her professional life, it was very difficult for her to enjoy physical activities with her kids.  She noticed significant relief from her back, neck, and shoulder pain almost immediately following surgery.  Not only did the surgery increase her activity level, her wardrobe has seen a dramatic change as well because she now can wear many types of clothes that she has not been able to wear in the past.  Are you tired of neck and back pain due to your breasts?  Wouldn’t it be nice to actually buy bras off of the rack for once?  If so, contact Crawford Plastic Surgery TODAY to schedule your consultation for breast reduction surgery.

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Dr. Marcus Crawford on Atlanta Plastic

Atlanta Plastic - Meet Dr. Marcus Crawford - S1 - E3 - 8/14/15

Learn more about Dr. Crawford, a Georgia-based plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction and one of the doctors featured on Atlanta Plastic, in this web exclusive.

Atlanta Plastic - Ken's Body Lift by Dr. Crawford

Atlanta Plastic - Ken Prepares for his Body Lift - S1- E3 - 8/14/15

Ken's Lower Body Lift

Over the last 10-15 years, patients have visited plastic surgeons with increasing frequency to discuss body contouring surgery following massive weight loss.  After losing a significant amount of weight from either lifestyle modifications (diet/exercise) or with bariatric surgery (lap band or gastric bypass), patients find it incredibly difficult to manage the loose extra skin that remains once their weight loss has stabilized.  The amount of excess skin that can be present after massive weight loss can be very distressing and difficult to camouflage with ordinary clothing.  As Ken demonstrates in episode 3 of Atlanta Plastic on Lifetime, the excess skin remaining after weight loss can be a very emotional reminder of a time that many weight loss patients try to put behind them.  The most common areas which require plastic surgery to modify the excess skin are the lower abdomen, lower back/flanks, and breast/chest.  Other areas include the medial thighs, face, and upper arms.  Due to the magnitude of surgery required to address all of these areas, surgery is often performed in stages to ensure patient safety so that two, possibly three surgeries are required to contour all body areas.  Ken had a lower body lift combined with male breast reduction.  The surgical transformation for him was incredible and has done wonders for his emotional well-being as well as his appearance.  If you have a significant amount of loose or saggy skin as a result of weight loss, contact us TODAY to discuss your surgical options for body contouring.

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