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Breast Lifts Are Increasing in Popularity

Breast lift surgery is the ideal procedure for women who want to improve breast sagging (ptosis) and achieve more youthful breasts. Although breast augmentation remains among the top plastic surgery procedures, the number of breast lift procedures being performed is significantly increasing. In fact, according to 2013 statistics from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of breast lift procedures has increased by about 590 percent since 1997 compared to a significantly smaller 210 percent increase in the number of breast augmentation procedures since 1997. In addition, the number of breast augmentation procedures has actually decreased since 2012 while the number of breast lift procedures has continued to increase.

ASAPS Statistics

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Breast Lift Surgery Can Improve the Following:

  • Breast shape
  • Breast position on the chest
  • Breast firmness
  • Nipple and areola position
  • Overall breast appearance

Possible Reasons for the Increase in Breast Lifts

This increase in breast lift procedures cannot be attributed to one reason, but there are several potential explanations, including:

  • A green traffic sign with an up arrow and "COSMETIC SURGERY" below itThe increased safety of breast lift surgery
  • The increasing awareness of the benefits of breast lift surgery
  • The increase of breast lift surgery being combined with breast augmentation surgery (breast lift surgery often results in a reduction of one bra cup size)
  • The increase in Mommy Makeover procedures

Combining Procedures

One of the main reasons for the popularity of breast lift surgery in recent years is likely that patients are combining procedures more often. Rather than undergoing separate procedures or choosing just the one they desire most and not having the other(s), patients are learning that they can combine two or more surgeries into one procedure. These often include breast lift and augmentation to increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts, as well as tummy tuck surgery and liposuction to help restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy body for the Mommy Makeover. This reduces the overall downtime needed compared to having the procedures performed separately, and the cost of the procedure is less because patients only have to pay the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia fee, and other fees once rather than for each surgery if they were performed separately.

If you are interested in breast lift surgery or any other breast enhancement procedure, please call (888) 478-4690 or fill out our online contact form for more information. Dr. Jaime Rodriguez Sierra looks forward to meeting you!


Does Your Neck Give Away Your Age?

Portrait of a turkey from the head up isolated on a white background. Drooping neck tissues and loose neck skin are among the most vivid tell-tale signs of aging. Weight loss, genetics, environmental factors, and the simple passing of time can cause these signs to appear sooner than we’d like. When the skin beneath the chin becomes stretched and loose, it can begin to resemble a turkey’s wattle, and no one wants to have a neck similar to their main Thanksgiving dish.

For patients who would like to eliminate their “turkey neck” before gathering with family and friends for the holidays, Dr. Rodriguez offers liposuction and/or facelift surgery to reverse the signs of aging and improve the contours of the neck.

Tickle Lipo

Tickle Lipo (called Easyshape in Mexico) is a revolutionary, FDA-approved liposuction procedure that can eliminate excess fat deposits that hang down in the neck. Local anesthesia is used rather than general anesthesia, which contributes to the increased safety of this procedure.Side portrait of a beautiful woman with her hand touching her youthful neck Infrasonic technology vibrates the liposuction cannula (small hollow tube) as fat is removed through it, and these vibrations interfere with pain signals and reportedly feel similar to being tickled. Tickle Lipo allows for stubborn fat to be removed from delicate areas such as the neck with special care not to harm the surrounding tissues, which provides for a safer procedure with a faster recovery.


Facelift surgery can address loose skin in the neck as well as signs of aging around the mouth and cheeks. Dr. Rodriguez offers the traditional facelift and the minimally invasive facelift, which differ based on the incision locations and lengths. For both techniques, the underlying muscles of the face are tightened, and excess skin and fat are removed to reveal a more youthful appearance in the face and neck.

Whether you have minimal signs of aging or would like to dramatically rejuvenate your appearance, Dr. Jaime Rodriguez Sierra offers a range of procedures to restore a more youthful appearance with natural-looking results. Please call (888) 478-4690 or fill out our online contact form today for more information. During your initial consultation, Dr. Rodriguez can help determine the best procedure(s) to meet your unique needs.

Rhinoplasty for Facial Harmony

As the central feature of the face, the nose can have a dramatic effect on a person’s overall facial appearance. A misshapen or otherwise unattractive nose can draw negative attention and take away from the other more appealing facial characteristics. On the other hand, a more attractive nose will blend with the face and balance the other features for improved facial harmony.

Nose Surgery

Nose surgery or a “nose job,” technically known as rhinoplasty, can improve several aspects of the nose to achieve facial harmony as well as proper breathing function.

Cosmetic ImprovementsA young dark-blonde woman with her index fingers to her nose inspecting it in a mirror

Cosmetic changes can be made to the size, shape, symmetry, and angle or projection of the nose.

Rhinoplasty can correct many cosmetic flaws, including:

  • A nose that is overall too large
  • A bump or indentation on the bridge of the nose
  • Nostrils that are too wide or flared
  • A drooping or bulbous nasal tip
  • A nose that is off center or crooked

Functional Improvements

In addition to improving the appearance of the nose for facial harmony, nose surgery can also correct breathing problems associated with the nose. A deviated septum and other structural defects in the nasal passage can impair breathing and make simple tasks, such as eating or sleeping, difficult. Rhinoplasty can correct an obstructed airway to improve airflow and breathing through the nose.

If you are interested in improving the appearance or function of your nose, please call (888) 478-4690 or fill out our online contact form for more information. Dr. Jaime Rodríguez Sierra is ABPS Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and is highly experienced performing rhinoplasty for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes.


Improve Your Ears and Increase Your Confidence

A little blonde girl with both of her hands over her ears isolated on white backgroundMisshapen, enlarged, or protruding ears can detract from a person’s self-image and cause him or her to feel unattractive. Preoccupation with the appearance of the ears can lead to social uneasiness and isolation, sadness, and decreased performance on a range of activities. Many kids are also harshly bullied for the appearance of their ears. While they should not change how they look because of bullying, improving their ears can help them find the confidence to stand up for themselves and improve their quality of life.

Ear Surgery

Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position, and size of the ears. This surgery can correct defects from birth or deformities caused by injury to produce ears with a more natural shape and proportion.

Otoplasty can correct the following:

  • Overly large ears (macrotia)
  • Ears that stick out from the head
  • Misshapen ears
  • Unsatisfactory results from a previous ear surgery

Look Better and Feel Better

A little blonde girl with one hand cupped to her ear isolated on a white backgroundAlthough appearance definitely does not determine worth, people often feel better if they look better. Improving the appearance of the ears generally leads to an improved self-image, which contributes to increased confidence. This allows people to feel more relaxed in social situations because they no longer worry about others judging them based on how their ears look. When they can focus on the situation or topic at hand rather than worrying about how others perceive them, people can overcome obstacles more easily and are more likely to succeed. Overall, this leads to a more carefree, happy attitude and life.

If you are interested in increasing your confidence through plastic surgery, please call (888) 478-4690 or fill out our online contact form. Dr. Jaime Rodríguez Sierra is ABPS Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and looks forward to helping you achieve the appearance you desire.


Show Off Your Legs

Summer is over, and skinny jeans and leggings are soon to be pulled to the front of the closet. Although you don’t have to worry about your skin’s complexion as much, the shape of your legs still shows through these winter wardrobe staples. While stick-thin, “model-type” legs used to be the ideal, the majority of society has shifted to value legs with a healthy, athletic shape.

Running fit woman jogging smiling happy isolated on white background.Toned calves accompanied by svelte thighs are what most everyone wants to show off, but certain things can get in the way of this goal. Even after following a diligent diet and exercise regimen, stubborn fat often remains in the thigh area. In addition, some people are born with naturally small calf muscles and are unable to achieve a shapely calf appearance that reveals the true strength of their legs. Furthermore, those who have lost a significant amount of weight are usually left with excess skin on the thighs as well as stubborn fat.

Fortunately, there are procedures that can produce the slender and toned legs so many desire.


Liposuction removes unwanted fat through tiny, inconspicuous incisions. No general anesthesia is needed, and the fat cells are permanently removed. If desired, the removed fat can be re-injected into areas that the patient would like to augment or reshape, such as the buttocks or around the eyes.

Thigh Lift

The thigh lift procedure removes excess skin to reshape the thighs into a more slender, well-built shape.

Calf Augmentation

For this procedure, implants made of solid silicone are inserted over the calf muscles to create the appearance of larger, more toned calves.

If you would like to eliminate stubborn fat from your thighs or any other area of your body, please call (888) 478-4690 or fill out our online contact form. Dr. Jaime Rodriguez Sierra has extensive skill and experience to achieve safe and effective results.


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