The Popularity of Lip Plumping is Increasing Among Women and Men


More Requests for Improved Lip Balance and Fullness

Fuller firmer, and better balanced lips can make you look and feel better. The skyrocketing popularity of lip plumping is a byproduct of the simple and effective procedures now available. Plastic surgeon Dr. Gardner and his team at Gardner Plastic Surgery in Naples, Florida, have experienced an increase in the number of requests for lip plumping due to the incredible results and the relative ease of performing these procedures.

Lip Plumping Offers Long-lasting Enhancement

Gardner Plastic Surgery has fielded numerous questions about attaining “Kylie Jenner” lips. Whether or not they draw inspiration from todays’ fashion icons, many patients are eager to alter their thin lips. As Dr. Gardner says, “Most patients are looking to put their lips into balance, to fill out the loose skin that develops with age, and the wrinkles, often referred to as “smoker’s lines” that form around the lips.” In addition, -these lip enhancement solutions are safe and produce long-lasting results.

A Youthful Makeover that is Increasingly Popular

Fuller lips can give you a more youthful appearance which encourages self-confidence and vitality.   This has compelled an increasing number of women and men to proceed with lip plumping procedures: men benefit just as much as their female counterparts. Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that lip plumping is rapidly becoming one of the most popular facial procedures. In 2015, more than 27,000 operations—a record number—were performed, the equivalent of one operation every 19 to 20 minutes.

You don’t have to live with thin, loose or flabby lips anymore. There are simple solutions with minimal recovery to plump lips in Naples, Florida!

Choose from a variety of Lip Plumping Procedures

Gardner Plastic Surgery offers an array of lip plumping treatments:

  • Lip plumping fillers. The injection of fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, is the simplest method. Filler injections can be performed in 10 to 15 minutes in a pain-free procedure, using local anesthetic.
  • Natural fat transfer and injection. This is a transference of the patient’s own fat, which is usually taken from the patient’s tummy area, into the lips, under local anesthetic. The procedure and recovery  can be extended for a more intensive treatment with more robust results
  • Silicone lip implants. Lip enhancement can also be performed with permanent, silicone implants, available in three different sizes. The operation can be performed in the doctor’s office under local anesthetic to minimize discomfort and recovery period.

Plumper Lips that Suit You and that Last

To minimize complications and optimize outcomes, Dr. Gardner conducts a comprehensive evaluation and consultation with each prospective patient to ensure that the right solution is chosen.  At Gardner Plastic Surgery, we specialize in lasting enhancements that look  natural and attractive.


Get the Shapely Physique You Want with a Brazilian Butt Lift


If you are like most women, one of your most vexing problem areas is your buttocks. You may think that the solution is slimming, but you may not realize that loss of definition and lift is the actual problem. In recent years, a new technique has been developed to help you enhance your buttocks—the Brazilian Butt Lift.  The butt augmentation, or butt lift, offers a slimmer waistline along with fuller, firmer hips.  It re-contours the buttocks by taking fat from other areas of your body—usually the waist, back or thighs—and adding it to targeted areas in the buttocks. This reshapes your entire body to produce a slimmer waist, and more aesthetically pleasing buttocks.

Since 2012, the number of Brazilian Butt Lifts that have been performed has increased 16 percent, making it one of the fastest growing plastic surgeries in the nation. This surge in popularity is due to the relative ease of the procedure and the exceptional results from this procedure.  Join the thousands of others who have amazing bodies as a result of a Brazilian Butt Lift!

How the Brazilian Butt Lift Works

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a cosmetic procedure that begins with a detailed examination of your physique.  During this exam, the surgeon will identify fatty deposits which can be removed, usually the waist, thighs, upper back or arms.  You and your physician will discuss where liposuction should be used to slim and re-contour you.  The liposuction and re-contouring will slim and define other problem areas while harvesting tissue for the buttocks graft.

The surgeon will also explain how this excised fat will be re-deposited in key areas of the hips and buttocks to create a firmer, more attractive buttock. While the fat re-insertion does augment the size of the buttocks—making this an ideal procedure for flat, asymmetrical or sagging buttocks—it is primarily for re-shaping this area so that it appears lifted and fuller, while making the waistline appear slimmer.

Recovery and Outcome

The Brazilian Butt Lift involves only minor incisions, so there is almost no chance of significant scarring.  However, there is a recovery component in which the altered buttocks tissue must heal and retain its intended shape. Bed rest may be suggested for recovery In order to heal properly.  During this recovery period, it is important that you not drive or sit directly on your buttocks.

This surgical technique has produced amazing results for patients with a wide range of body types, ages and medical histories.  Because the Brazilian Butt Lift employs liposuction and buttocks re-contouring components, the outcome is almost always a vast aesthetic improvement. With proper weight management, the results from a Brazilian Butt Lift can last years.

If you would like to learn more about the Brazilian Butt Lift from an expert surgeon, please contact Gardner Plastic Surgery to schedule a private consultation.

What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding with Implants


In America, over 300,000 women a year get some form of breast augmentation. Many women however, have questions about breastfeeding following breast augmentation. Expectant mothers or women contemplating pregnancy often ask: “Will I be able to breastfeed with my implants?” If you are a mother and already have breast implants or are considering breast enhancement prior to childbirth you should consider the following.

Breastfeeding with Implants

Many women with implants are able to breastfeed their babies without difficulty, while others may experience problems. The ability to breastfeed with augmented breasts depends on a few factors:

  • Incisions – If your incisions are across the nipples or areolas, it is possible that your nerves and milk ducts were severed, making breastfeeding difficult or impossible. However, most modern plastic surgeons will make incisions under the breast or in the arm pit area to hide scars and preserve your nerves and milk ducts.
  • Implant Location – The location of your implants can play a role in milk production. Your implants can be inserted either under the chest muscles, or between the breast tissue and above the chest muscle. Opting for implants beneath the chest muscles is less likely to damage the nerves and glands involved in milk production.
  • Nipple Sensation – If you retain sensation or feeling in your nipples, it means your nerves have not been compromised, and you are probably able to breast feed. If you have limited or no sensation in your nipples and your breast augmentation was recent, it is possible that full feeling has not returned yet but your ability to produce milk is unaffected.. If this lack of sensation remains for an extended period of time, consult with your cosmetic surgeon.
  • Reason for Implants – If you elected for breast implants for aesthetic reasons, it is unlikely you will experience difficulty while breastfeeding. However, if you received implants to remediate undeveloped breast tissue, it is possible that your milk producing glands are also underdeveloped which can inhibit milk production.


It may not always be apparent when you are not lactating properly. If your infant is losing body weight, is especially cranky, or has short feedings (less than five minutes), you should consult with your physician or a lactation specialist as soon as possible. These may signs may indicate that you are not producing enough milk to satisfy your child. It may be wise to switch to bottle feeding until you receive expert advice.

Healing and Restoring

Even after breast augmentation surgery, it is likely that your glands and milk ducts will remain functional. In fact, there are processes called recanalization (for the ducts), and reinnervation (for the nerves) in which they can heal, reconnect and restore function.

See a Board-Certified Surgeon

Studies have shown that 90% of women have the ability to breastfeed following breast implant surgery. If your surgery is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, your breast augmentation should not affect your ability to produce milk.

Considering Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Gardner of Gardner Plastic Surgery has extensive knowledge and expertise performing breast augmentation. If you have questions, concerns, or wish to consult with him about your ability to produce milk following a breast augmentation surgery, don’t hesitate to call us at (239) 566-2611, visiting our office location at 1250 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 101C, Naples, Florida 34108 or using our online contact form.

Finish Last Year’s Resolution By Starting This Year’s With Gardner Plastic Surgery

Last year you stuck to your goals and because of that the scale is your newest friend. Congratulations! You should be extremely proud of yourself, yet as proud as you are, there is still one thing missing…or in this case, still there. This year your resolution is dedicated to any leftover fat deposits that traditional weight loss methods, genetically speaking, cannot erase. You’re on the cusp of being able to wear that short-sleeve shirt with confidence but the challenge feels daunting due to the extra skin hanging on your upper arms. However, as daunting as it seems you can’t give up. You’ve come all this way, so why not finish the journey with Gardner Plastic Surgery? Dr. Gardner has over 20 years of experience in the field of plastic surgery, including liposuction and body lifts.

Liposuction Could Be Your Solution

liposuction-gardner-plastic-surgeryAs the years go by it feels like another layer of tough to beat fat piles up around the waist, arms, and thighs. Don’t let this never-ending struggle lead to emotional distress. With the help of Gardner Plastic surgery you can befriend the scale as well as the mirror. Liposuction is a surgical solution that involves suctioning the fat deposits out of those troubled areas with a low bruising technique. In about a week you’ll be able to start seeing your targeted areas slim down as the contouring process takes its course.

Lift Your Spirits With A Body Lift

tummy_tuck_surgeryDramatic weight loss could result in sagging skin. It’s an outcome that will dampen your recent triumph, which is a shame considering the steps you’ve taken to get this far. You wouldn’t want loose rolls potentially discouraging you from wearing something that would complement your weight loss. Gardner Plastic Surgery doesn’t believe you should be punished for bettering yourself. Dr. Gardner offers upper body lifts, lower body lifts, and total body lifts to his patients. By pairing a body lift, or a tummy tuck, with your liposuction it will result in smoother skin and a more pleasing figure. This is beneficial for multiple reasons not just including mental health. By getting rid of the excess skin you’re lessening your chances of causing unwanted chafing and rashes. A roll of loose skin can be a reminder of who you were, whereas a proper body lift done by Gardner Plastic Surgery can be a reminder of who you are.

Confidence Is A Call Away

It’s normal to have questions or concerns about a cosmetic medical procedure. With a slimmer body within reach don’t let those questions impede your improvement. Reality, unlike resolutions, can’t be ignored. To finish your transformation call Gardner Plastic Surgery in Naples, Florida at (239) 566-2611 or visit the website