Plastic Surgery Services
Conveniently located to serve Tacoma
Our cosmetic plastic surgery services can enhance the aesthetic of the face and body. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roy Semlacher is regarded as a top provider of plastic surgery services in Tacoma. Dr. Semlacher performs a wide range of plastic surgery and cosmetic plastic surgery procedures:
Abdominoplasty/Tummy Tuck – Abdominal surgery helps to achieve a more toned and contoured abdominal area. Excess loose skin and underlying tissue are surgically removed, with abdominal muscle repair as needed.
Breast Augmentation – Breast augmentation using saline or silicone implants will increase breast size and projection. Breast implants can also improve the look of lost volume.
Breast Lift – A breast lift is designed to reshape sagging breasts, restoring a more youthful and lifted appearance. During a surgical breast lift, excess skin is removed, and the breast tissue is reshaped and elevated. This procedure is ideal for those seeking to counter the effects of gravity and regain a firmer, more youthful breast profile.
Gynecomastia – Breast tissue can become overgrown in men as well as women. For men unhappy with enlarged breast tissue, gynecomastia surgery can eliminate the appearance created by this condition.
Mommy Makeover – Women so frequently desired to restore the pre-pregnancy appearance of their breasts and abdomen that the mommy makeover was born. This surgical procedure combines a breast augmentation and tummy tuck.
How Do I Know Which Plastic Surgery Service Is Right for Me?
A consultation with Dr. Semlacher will answer this question. The doctor will review your medical history, including current medications, past procedures, allergies, and pre-existing health conditions.
Dr. Semlacher will perform a physical examination, and photographs may be taken as a reference. The two of you will discuss your goals, and he will recommend the ideal plastic surgery services for you. He will go over the details of the chosen procedure, including the recovery process, and a date will be set for the procedure.
How to Prepare for Plastic Surgery
Before your plastic surgery procedure, it will be necessary to arrange for time off from work as instructed. This will help you get plenty of rest during your recovery period.
If you have any trips planned, it is best to schedule them either before your plastic surgery or after the recovery period. Have someone help you with household chores if these cannot be done before your appointment.
You may need to stop taking certain types of medications before your plastic surgery appointment. These include blood thinners, anti-inflammatory medications, and certain herbal supplements. Taking a break from these medications will help reduce the risk of swelling and bruising.
Before your appointment, Dr. Semlacher will provide a list of special instructions for aftercare. Make sure to follow these directions diligently.
What to Expect During Plastic Surgery
The details of each plastic surgery procedure vary based on the specific procedure chosen and the patient’s goals. During plastic surgery procedures, patients will not feel any pain due to the anesthesia administered. You may be conscious or unconscious, depending on the type of anesthesia used for the procedure.
General anesthesia induces a temporary unconscious state for the duration of surgery, while local anesthesia numbs a specific area while the patient is still conscious. In many cases, local anesthesia is combined with sedation to make the patient drowsy and relaxed.
Plastic Surgery Recovery
Light walking or stretching is encouraged as soon as possible to promote proper blood flow. Patients must avoid strenuous activities until cleared to resume them. Bruising and swelling may be present but will fade in time. Post-surgical pain can be addressed with pain-control medications as prescribed.
After the procedure, patients will be expected to come back to the office for follow-up appointments with Dr. Semlacher. During these appointments, the doctor will remove any sutures and check on the progress of the healing process.
How Much Do Plastic Surgery Services Cost?
The cost of cosmetic plastic surgery is determined by the details of each patient’s treatment plan. Dr. Semlacher will create a customized surgical plan that will include price information. Our friendly office staff will be happy to assist with questions regarding acceptable forms of payment.
Arrange a Consultation Today
Contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Semlacher and hear more about the exciting benefits of our plastic surgery services in Tacoma.