Benefits of Post-Pregnancy Breast Augmentation

The female body is a wonder for how resilient it is through the pregnancy and post-birth phases of life. Even though it goes through huge changes in shape, size, and function through these times, sometimes things don’t quite go back to how they were before. Many new mothers turn to breast augmentation following breast feeding and pregnancy as a way of restoring their appearance to their pre-pregnancy days.

Here are just a few facts about the impact of breastfeeding and pregnancy on breast shape:

  • Many women’s breasts tend to look “deflated” after breastfeeding
  • It is common for women to have less breast volume after breastfeeding and pregnancy
  • Extra skin or sagging after breastfeeding is also common

Breast augmentation can be a great option if any of these apply to you.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

  • Implants can help restore lost volume after pregnancy and enhance fullness to improve a deflated appearance
  • Beyond improving the size of your breasts, augmentation can improve the shape of your breasts as well
  • If you’ve experienced sagging after pregnancy or breastfeeding, augmentation can restore a perkier look that enhances fullness and cleavage

What Type of Implants Are Best?

Many new mothers opt for silicone implants after pregnancy and breastfeeding for the softer feeling they provide over saline implants. Silicone implants also tend to wrinkle and ripple less than saline implant. “Gummy bear” implants are a third option that use a thicker gel and a tear drop shave that gives a very perky and natural result. These are popular with patients who want fuller breasts, but want them to appear as natural as possible.

The Bayside Center is highly experienced with new mothers wanting to get their pre-pregnancy looks back. If you’re looking for breast augmentation after your pregnancy, look no further than Dr. Roach. Call us at 1-813-528-8744 for more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation today.

Cosmetic Surgery vs. Plastic Surgery

If you heard one of your friends say they wanted to have cosmetic surgery done, and another say that they want plastic surgery, would you think they were talking about the same thing? If so, you’re not the only one. Doctors and patients alike use the two terms almost interchangeably. While they are similar in how they are performed, the schools of thought are actually very different.

Two Different Goals

Both types of surgery address improving a patient’s body, but the reasons and goals for each are surprisingly different.

To help differentiate between the two, try thinking of cosmetic surgery as revamping the landscaping on your property. You’re increasing curb appeal and improving the look of your property, but you aren’t fixing something that was hurting your home’s functionality. Cosmetic surgery works the same way on the body, and because the areas being operated on already function correctly, cosmetic surgery is elective.

Cosmetic surgery procedures include:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Breast Enlargement
  • Dark circle treatment
  • Botox injections
  • Body contouring
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy tuck

If cosmetic surgery can be equated to your home’s landscaping, think of plastic surgery like repairing the roof or fixing a broken window. Plastic surgery’s primary focus is on restoring function to parts of the body that are not fully operational due to birth defects, disease, or other trauma. Many plastic surgeons complete the training necessary to perform cosmetic surgery, further blurring the lines between the two practices.

In fact, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons changed its name in 1999 to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to communicate the message that plastic and reconstructive surgeries are the same thing.

Plastic surgery procedures include:

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Mastectomy reconstruction
  • Nipple reconstruction
  • Burn repair
  • Cleft palate repair
  • Scar revision surgery

Whether you’re looking for enhanced aesthetics through cosmetic surgery or reconstructive surgery to correct a dysfunction, Dr. Roach at the Bayside Center can help. Call us at 1-813-528-8744 to schedule your complimentary consultation today.

What is Body Contouring?

Working out and eating healthy are instrumental in living a healthy life. And while these efforts are your best bet for weight loss, they’re often not enough to eliminate body fat everywhere you want. Loose, saggy skin can also pose a problem. But plastic surgery allows you to accomplish what nature, diet, and exercise alone cannot. Through strategic body contouring procedures, an accomplished surgeon like Dr. Roach can work to smooth and sculpt your body to help attain the shape you desire.

Dependent upon your desired results, you may need different procedures for various areas of your body. Some common options are Ultrasonic Assisted Lipoplasty, the Tumescent Technique, fat transfers and body lifts. Dr. Roach applies his experience, skill, and knowledge to perform these procedures, and others, to contour the bodies of his Florida patients.

Sculpt Your Waist and Stomach

An Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a popular procedure for flattening and tightening your stomach. Patients who have already gotten the best results possible from exercise and diet are optimal candidates for this procedure.

Reshape Your Hips, Thighs, and Buns

Body lifts on the buttocks and thighs can enhance the appearance of your lower body. And the skilled application of liposuction may also be indicated for more refined sculpting.

Tighten Your Upper Arms

An arm lift, or brachioplasty removes that extra skin under your upper arms to give them a toned, more tightened appearance. Liposuction may also be necessary to remove excess fat in this area.

Tackle Excess Skin From Dramatic Weight Loss

A body lift can help address the problem of hanging, saggy skin due to extreme weight loss. Dr. Roach can concentrate on specific areas of your body or multiple problem spots, depending upon your requirements.

Dr. Roach is a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who studied reconstructive, plastic and general surgery for seven years. He has been helping patients throughout Clearwater, Odessa, Tampa, Palm Harbor, Trinity and the surrounding areas to get the body of their dreams through holistic plastic surgery. Call the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to schedule a consultation to discuss your body contouring needs and how Dr. Roach can help sculpt the shape you’ve been working towards.

5 Myths of Plastic Surgery

When it comes to medical issues there’s a lot of false information out there. To help you make informed choices about cosmetic procedures we’ve put together this list of the top 5 most common myths about plastic surgery:

1) Breast Implants Increase Your Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

According to the Susan G. Koman Foundation, “neither saline nor silicone breast implants appear to increase breast cancer risk.” In fact, some studies have even shown that women with implants have a slightly lower-than-average risk of developing breast cancer – a statistic which is attributed to the fact that women who choose to have breast implants tend to be fitter and more pro-active about their health care than those without implants.

2) Men Don’t Have Plastic Surgery

With the recent advances in plastic surgery and the increased awareness of the extensive benefits associated with cosmetic procedures, more men than ever are now opting to have plastic surgery. A recent survey by the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons revealed that 12 percent of adult men planned on having one or more cosmetic procedures in the future.

3) Plastic Surgery Is Only For The Wealthy

Plastic surgery is often much more affordable than you might expect, and in fact, many reconstructive procedures are either partially or fully covered under some insurance plans. While cosmetic procedures may be popularized by celebrities, our patients include people from all walks of life.

4) Liposuction Doesn’t Last

Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, which means they’re gone forever. However, if liposuction patients fail to maintain a stable weight through diet and exercise, the remaining fat cells can swell up and fill in the treated area, giving a false impression that the fat cells have ‘grown back.’

5) Plastic Surgery Leaves Visible Scars

Modern, minimally-invasive techniques mean that big, unsightly plastic surgery scars are now a thing of the past. In many cases, cosmetic procedures can be performed in a way that makes it virtually impossible to detect where incisions were made.

Have Questions? Call Us

To learn more about modern plastic surgery procedures and non-invasive cosmetic treatments, contact us here at Bayside Center today.

4 Reasons You Should Consider Botox

4 reasons to consider botoxDue to the natural effects of aging, sun exposure and even our own genetics, we are all prone to getting wrinkles and there is nothing wrong with looking to reverse that process. Botox is a safe and effective alternative that should be considered if you are looking to tackle undoing wrinkles. Here are 4 reasons why Botox might be right for you:

  1. Minimally Invasive – The procedure requires no incisions be made, but instead an ultra-fine needle being inserted directly into the desired location. Anesthetic may be used but is not necessary. The pain you feel is no more than that of any other injection.
  2. Quick Procedure – A Botox injection can be taken care of in roughly ten minutes and can provide almost immediate results. Typically, the surgeon may request that you frown or squint to showcase the problem areas to be targeted.
  3. No Recovery Time Needed – Since Botox injections can be done without any anesthetic, you can resume your daily activities right after leaving the procedure. Many other cosmetic procedures can take a week to recover and result in facial bruising, but the simplicity of Botox injections allows for a speedy recovery.
  4. Real Healing – Despite being described as an injection, the Botox or botulinum toxin isn’t filling the wrinkles in, but instead, it relaxes the muscle beneath to give a natural volume to your skin again. Differing from person to person, more treatments will be needed in the future, but the initial results last between 3 and 6 months providing you with lasting effects.

Schedule Your Procedure

If you are looking for a non-invasive way to reduce wrinkles quickly and effectively then Botox treatments are perfect for your needs. Dr. Roach can attend to your wrinkle concerns and rejuvenate your skin to your desires. Call the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive surgery today at (813) 528-8744 and get a free consultation today.

What You Should Know About Gummy Bear Breast Implants

gummy bear implantsThere are many reasons to want breast implants, whether it be to satisfy your desired look, increase uniformity, or just because you simply want them. With many advances in cosmetic surgery there are now several options to choose from. The newest stage in breast implant technology is cohesive gel implants, or as they are more frequently known, “gummy bear implants.”

Here are a few things you should know about the implants when considering what is right for you:

Firm and uniform – With gummy bear implants there is a significantly less chance of the implants becoming misshapen after surgery. The silicone inside is thicker than standard implants so they retain their shape better. They get their name from the thickness of this silicone, which has the consistency of gummy bears.

Safer – The increased firmness of these implants highly reduces your chance of capsular contracture. Regular saline and silicone implants cannot compete because they aren’t as firm.

No Leaks – Older types of breast implants have a tendency for the shell to fold or ripple, which leads to rips in the lining. This is less likely with a gummy bear implant because of the firmness. In the unlikely case of the shell breaking, there is no liquid component to leak out due to the high density of the gel.

Natural Look – Most women agree that cohesive gel implants have a more anatomically correct shape and more natural feel. Because of their firmness, they can be formed into a more realistic teardrop shape that is retained long after surgery.

Breast implants are a big commitment and being informed is crucial. Dr. John Roach can help you with any questions you may have about implants and selecting what implant is right for you. Call the Bayside Center for Plastic Surgery at (813) 528-8744 and schedule your free consultation today.

The Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover ProcedureHow many times have you wished you could change your life in an instant? For how many months, or even years, have you felt down and needed a boost in self-esteem? When struggling with appearance and lifestyle, it’s easy to feel helpless and miserable for a very long time.

Guess what? You aren’t helpless! Read on…

For this reason, you may want to consider something more instant than months of starvation and grueling exercise: plastic surgery. You need an answer to the pockets of fat or excess skin that won’t disappear, and the scars that aren’t affected by diet changes.

What some may consider drastic could be the kind of results needed to whip you into shape …so you actually feel like getting up and claiming the life you deserve.

What’s a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy and motherhood are among the most fulfilling times in a woman’s life, but the body takes considerable abuse. Many women find they can no longer attain their before-baby body weight. Many find that pregnancy, weight fluctuation, and aging can all result in sagging skin, as the dermis loses its velocity. Breasts, too, lose their natural lift and begin to sag. Stretch marks become harder and harder to ignore.

Save Time on Procedures and Recovery

While there are several physical issues chiseling away at the self esteem of most women today, these ladies are also very busy working outside the home and/or caring for a family with young children, often with little time to spare. Rather than attempt four or five separate surgical procedures, all with their own recovery and down time, the Mommy Makeover gets you looking and feeling your best in just two steps.

Basics of a Mommy Makeover

The Mommy Makeover is a plastic surgery procedure generally carried out in two sessions that focuses primarily on the breasts and abdomen. During their sessions, patients will typically undergo a Tummy Tuck as well as Liposuction and Breast Enhancement, taking care of several issues with only one short recovery period, reduced cost for your wallet, and less time off from work.

Schedule Your Appointment with Bayside Center

Our surgeon, Dr. John Roach, is highly experienced all forms of plastic surgery from breast augmentation, to liposuction and much more. If you have any questions about our Mommy Makeovers, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

The Benefits of Injectable Fillers

Injectable FillersInjectable fillers also referred to as dermal fillers, are used for cosmetic enhancement to the face. Fillers enhance your appearance in a variety of ways, from plumping up your lips and adding facial contours to removing wrinkles and minimizing the appearance of scars.

Types of Fillers

The gel-like substance in dermal fillers may consist of several different FDA approved elements. Several are natural, and each one has its own benefits.

  • Collagen- Collagen-based fillers are derived from natural sources, and often from your own They plump your skin, help with contouring, and reduce wrinkles. Collagen fillers are temporary, lasting 3 to 4 months.
  • Fat- Fat fillers are harvested from your own These injections can diminish scarring and wrinkles, plump up lips, and deliver a more youthful look. This temporary dermal filler lasts for about 3 to 6 months.
  • Poly-L-lactic Acid- This synthetic compound is biodegradable. This thick filler usually lasts for more than two It’s appropriate for addressing deep facial lines and wrinkles. Though not a naturally occurring substance, it has been used in the body safely for many years. This injectable typically also includes collagen.
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) – Our bones hold CaHA naturally. The filler contains nearly microscopic calcium particles suspended in gel. This is a thick filler that typically lasts for about 12 months. CaHA is suitable for eliminating wrinkles and deep It may also stimulate the natural production of collagen.
  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – Our bodies create HA naturally to keep your skin hydrated and plump. This is a temporary filler that your body absorbs naturally over a 6-month to 12-month period, though the result may last longer than one year for some patients.
  • Polymethylmethacrylate Microspheres (PMMA) – PMMA is another synthetic with a long history of safe use. As a filler, it forms a tiny ball called a microsphere that remains under your skin permanently.

Trust the Professionals

If you’re considering fillers, consult a trained professional like Dr. Roach, who is experienced in this procedure to ensure both natural looking results and your safety. If you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation, call us today at 813-528-8744.

Dr John B. Roach Jr. a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon!

Dr. John B. Roach Jr. is now a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. After 10 years of practice and thousands of dollars in certification fees Dr Roach has completed his second board certification. He is among very few surgeons that continue to maintain active OCC (Osteopathic Continuous Certification) in two separate specialties.  He initially completed a board certification in general surgery in 2011. He then completed his board certification in plastic and reconstructive surgery in 2014. To become a Double Board Certified Surgeon is quite an accomplishment however to maintain active continuous certification in both is extraordinary.  Dr Roach uses his combined skills and knowledge to perform many different surgeries from very complex reconstructive procedures to minor in office cosmetic improvements.   Dr. Roach emphasizes a “safety first” approach to surgical decision making. For example, when a patient comes into the office requesting a “mommy makeover” that involves breast augmentation and tummy tuck, Dr Roach will discuss the optimal timing of both surgeries which will most likely be staged rather than at the same time due to the high risk of complications that can be life threatening by combining the surgeries. Rest assured the results are great and patient satisfaction is very high while the complication rate is very low.  Safe surgery is his priority!

A Plastic Surgeon for Skin Cancer?

Did you know that a double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon can remove skin cancer and leave you with a near invisible scar? Often people suffering from squamous cell cancer, basal cell cancer, or melanoma did not know they could see a plastic surgeon for skin cancer treatment.

At Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr John B Roach Jr. combines the latest techniques in plastic reconstructive and general surgery to create fine line scars that hide in your natural skin lines.  Dr. Roach is board certified in both plastic/reconstructive surgery and general surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgeons.  Dr Roach utilizes plastic surgery instruments in a computerized climate controlled operating room to minimize the scar.  He performs the surgery at the New Port Richey Surgery Center at Trinity.  Dr. Roach believes this facility is the best because it is a state of the art operating room compliant to the new AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses) and AAMI (Association of Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) standards.  In addition, the facility is compliant to all the AAAHC, CMS, and AHCA’s strict standards for quality environment for surgical care. These new standards are the highest possible accreditations awarded to surgery centers providing the best care.

Dr. Roach and the team at Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery have helped thousands of patients enhance their appearance with plastic surgery procedures that produce natural appearing results.  They were awarded the Gold in 2014’s Best of Pasco reader’s poll for Cosmetic Surgery.  Please visit the photo gallery at for examples of results and review patient testimonials for shared personal experiences with bayside plastic surgery.

Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is conveniently located in the Ballantrae Professional Center at 17723 Hunting Bow Circle in Lutz Fl.  For more information please call 813.528.8744 or visit us at