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The Original Rump Shaker Teddy Riley Meets Dr. Jimerson The World’s Best Rump Maker!!!

Dr. Andrew Jimerson & the staff of Advanced Plastic Surgery Solutions (APSS) were pleasantly surprised by a guest that visited the office.

Teddy Riley accompanied his sister when she came for a visit with Dr. Jimerson. The two discussed business, music, and other shared interest and of course the business of the rump.

Mr.Riley took photos with Dr. Jimerson and the staff and shared stories about his experiences in the music industry. As a producer, singer, song writer, and musician, Teddy Riley created top charting hits for multiple artists such as the phenomenal Michael Jackson.

Dr.Jimerson & the staff were excited and appreciative of the surprise.

Posted in Plastic Surgery Blog on August 19th, 2011

Interview on Beauty Talk Live

Interview on Beauty Talk Live

Posted in In the News on January 7th, 2011

TIME TO MAKE A PLAN-Financing the new you

Many people want surgery and they want it now. So they come in for a consultation and get excited about the transformation that will take place, but fail to plan how they will pay for the surgery. Financing your surgery is an excellent option if you want to make payments instead of paying cash up front. There are several companies that provide financing for plastic surgery procedures and many of the companies require no money down and offer a variety of payment plans. However unlike a house or a car it is quite hard for a financing company to repo a tummy tuck or a behind augmentation once you have had surgery, so they tend to be stricter when it comes to lending for these type of procedures and the interest rates tend to be higher.

Before you decide to set-up your consultation appointment you should determine if financing will be an option for you. If you want to increase your chance of getting financed follow these steps:

Step 1-is to know your credit score from ALL 3 CREDIT REPORTING BUREAUS. Make sure you get the scores directly from the credit reporting agencies to ensure accuracy. The fee is minimal and it will save you a lot of heartache and disappointment.

Most of the financing companies require you to have a good credit score. Nowadays that means in the mid to upper 600 range.

Step 2-Your minimum gross monthly income should be at least $2000 a month and it must be verifiable. Cash only income probably means they will not finance you.

Step 3-You should have at least 2 years of established credit history with no open collections, unsatisfied judgments or tax liens showing on your credit report.

Step 4-No bankruptcies in the last 3 years

Step 5-Make sure to include All income that comes into the household and helps pay the bills where it ask for total household income.

Step 6-It usually takes two years for the credit bureau to update your demographic information. Therefore, if you have moved recently let the financing companies know that so that you are not denied because your demographic information does not match up.

If you do not meet the above-listed requirements you may be able to use a co-applicant who does. If you decide to go this route, make sure that co-applicant can get to your Doctor’s office, because most time they will have to present ID and sign the paperwork in person.

Remember to ask how long the approval is good for. Some companies the approval may only be good for as little as 90 days, so make sure you check with the lender.

Most companies will have an answer to you of yea or nay within 48 hours. Good luck and please contact us at 678-105-8400 if you have additional questions.

Posted in Affordable Financing News on June 3rd, 2010

Is taking diet pills like Phentermine and getting a tummy tuck safe?

I do not advised continuing to take any diet pills prior to surgery. These pill can cause high blood pressure and a high heart rate during surgery. I instruct patients to stop taking these medications 2-4 weeks before having surgery.

Also, I do not advise dieting prior to surgery. Poor nutrition can affect healing time.
Hope this helps
Dr. Jimerson

Posted in Ask A Plastic Surgeon, Tummy Tuck Questions on March 25th, 2010

What is the best incision For Breast Augmentation?

If you were to poll ten plastic surgeons, you would get ten different answers. Each plastic surgeon has their own philosophy. My best advice is to make your decision after talking to your plastic surgeon decide. This is a big decision and you must consider not only the positives, but also the negatives.

The only advantage to the transaxillary incision is that you don’t have a scar on the breast. There are, however, many negative to this approach: (1) a scar in the axilla can be seen when raising the arms, (2) if the scar becomes hypertrophic it may interfere with shaving, (3) the implants have a tendency to ride high because of the dissection during implant placement, (4) it is hard to place large silicone implants through this approach, (5) surgery time (and hence, your cost) tends to be longer, and (6) subsequent surgeries tend to require a second incision. In other words, when it’s time to have your implants replaced, it is unlikely that your plastic surgeon with use this approach again – especially if you needs a breast lift or capsulectomy. The result is that now may end up with two incisions.

The periareolar incision is a good approach, especially if you need a small lift at the same time. When it heals well it looks great. But there are a few things to consider. This approach puts the incision right on the breast. Therefore, if the incision doesn’t heal well (scar hyperthrophy, widening, darkening) you will see this every time you looks in the mirror. There is also an increased risk of infection. Nevertheless, if you have dark, moderately sized areolas, this could be a good approach.

Usually, I recommend the inframammary (under the breast) approach because it is quick, straightforward and the scar is well hidden when looking at the breast straight on. It is also easy to perform a revision through this approach. When I combine this approach with a dual plane breast augmentation (for ladies with some sagging after children) this gives a very nice predictable result.

Hope this helps
Dr Jimerson

Posted in Ask A Plastic Surgeon, Breast Augmentation Questions, Breast Lift Questions on January 31st, 2010

What about hydrogel injections (for buttock augmentation)? are they illegal!

Thank you for bringing up this question. This is such a hot topic right now. Hydrogel injection for tissue augmentation is not illegal. Plastic surgeons frequently inject hydrogels in the face and lips to correct thin lips and signs of facial aging. Some of the most popular hyrogels in this country are Juvederm© and Restylane©. There are longer lasting fillers like Radiesse© and collagen. They come in 1 cc syringes and generally cost well over $500 per syringe. Depending on the hydrogel used, the results can last up to a year.

Using a hydrogel for buttock augmentation is impractical at best. Hydrogels are NOT approved by the FDA for this purpose. When I perform the Brazilian micro-fat transfer for buttock augmentation here in Atlanta, I generally will inject 1600 to 2000 cc of fat. Even if I were to inject this amount of hydrogel, it would cost upwards of $1,000,000 for the product alone and the results would only last up to 1 year. Because fat is found naturally in the body, it is the perfect substance to use to bulk up the buttocks and create a natural contour. Hydrogels are bulky and it takes experience and expertise to create a smooth contour – even when used in the small amounts injected into the face.

From looking on the internet and the news, I am aware that there is a black market at play. Non-licensed people are injecting a “hydrogel” into people’s buttocks for $2000-$3000. This is a crime. Non-licensed personnel are not allowed to perform medical procedures. Next, you have to ask yourself “how are they able to do it for such a low price?” I would be seriously concerned about the impurities and possible contamination of this hydrogel.

If you are set on having hydrogel injections, you need to ask the practitioner several questions: (1) Are you currently licensed to practice medicine (MD or DO) in the United States? (2) Are you a board certified plastic surgeon? (3) Is this hydrogel currently approved by the FDA for buttock augmentation? (4) How long does this product last? (5) What happens if I have a complication? (6) At which local hospital do you have admitting privileges?

Also, ask yourself the following questions: (1) Does the person performing the procedure appear to be legitimate? (Are they a part of the community? Are they easily accessible? Do they have a website and published phone number? What medical school and residency program did they graduate from?) (2) Do I feel safe? (Is the procedure performed in a medical office under sterile conditions? If something were to go wrong, do they have life saving equipment in their office?)

Remember, you only have one body so choose wisely. Please view the following link for more insight.
Bad Butt Injections: Risky Rump Procedure Exposed

Hope this helps,
Dr. Jimerson

Posted in Buttock Augmentation News, Plastic Surgery Blog on January 24th, 2010

How do I know if I need a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Many patients are confused about whether they need a tummy tuck or liposuction. It is easy to think about it like this. Liposuction is a volume reduction operation, while a tummy tuck is a skin and abdominal wall tightening operation. If you have good skin quality and muscle tone, but just have a small area of stubborn fat that is resistance to diet and exercise, then you are probably a candidate for liposuction. However, If you have poor skin quality (stretch marks) and a weak abdominal wall (from pregnancy) then you are most likely a candidate for a tummy tuck. Depending on your particular case, your plastic surgeon may suggest a combination of liposuction and tummy tuck to achieve the desired result.

Before your consultation, look at yourself in the mirror. Decide what bothers you the most. Determine if you just want to rejuvenate your abdomen, or if you also want to improve you love handles and upper back roll. If you let your plastic surgeon know your priorities up front, he/she will be in a better position to design a solution that meets your goals and your budget. Hope this Helps. Thanks

Posted in Liposuction News, Tummy Tuck News on January 21st, 2010

Tummy Tuck: When is it Safe to Exercise

In general, I tell my patient that they can do light exercise (treadmill, etc) 4 weeks after a tummy tuck. I prefer that my patient wait 6-8 weeks before doing any strenuous exercise.

Posted in Tummy Tuck News on January 17th, 2010

Breast Reduction: will Pregnancy Ruin my Results.

There is a high likelihood that pregnancy will alter your results. It should not interfere with healing, but because your procedure was so recent, it may make my scars wider and more visible and may make your breasts larger. BUT all of these things can be fixed. FOR NOW, have fun being a mommy. Congratulations.

Dr. Jimerson

Posted in Breast Reduction News on January 17th, 2010

How much does a Mommy makeover cost?

It is impossible to give you the exact cost of a Mommy Makeover because it entail so many variables. If your breast lack fullness, then you may only need a breast augmentation; but if they are saggy or your nipples point downward, you may also want a breast lift. Some people only need a c-section scar revision, while others need a full tummy tuck and liposuction in various places. The bottom line is that everyone is different. Before going to see you plastic surgeon, figure out what bothers you and rank them according to importance. Next, find a plastic surgeon who you feel comfortable with. Look at their before and after photos. Remember, Choose your plastic surgeon based on technical skill, bedside manner and patient outcomes. Never pick a surgeon based on price.

Hope that helps
Dr. Andrew Jimerson II

Posted in Breast Augmentation News, Breast Lift News, Tummy Tuck News on January 17th, 2010

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