What Causes a Double Chin?
Submental fat, often referred to as a “double chin,” is the excess fat that collects under the chin and along the neck. A double chin can be caused by a variety of factors, such as a person’s genetics, age, diet, and weight. Additionally, the skin in this area can lose elasticity as we age, which sometimes contributes to the appearance of a double chin. Although a person’s weight may affect how much stubborn fat accumulates in this area, it can […]
Are Uneven Breasts Normal?
Having breasts with slight discrepancies is perfectly normal. In fact, most women experience some degree of size or shape difference between their breasts, but it is often small enough to not be noticeable. Additionally, chest wall asymmetries can also impact breast shape and appearance. While some women may be born with uneven breasts, others can develop the cosmetic concern over time due to the natural aging process, pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as weight changes. When breast asymmetry is significant, […]
Leesburg Plastic Surgeon Optimizes Safety & Sanitation Protocols Amidst COVID-19
In an effort to protect staff and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Behzad Parva and his team at Parva Plastic Surgery have established several new sanitation and safety protocols. Leesburg, VA — With the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare practices have been advised to make changes to their basic processes to minimize the risk of coronavirus infections. As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Leesburg, Dr. Behzad Parva has responded to the evolving safety guidelines from the Virginia Department […]
Can I Get a Tummy Tuck During My C-Section?
Pregnant mothers who are scheduled to deliver their baby via cesarean section may have concerns about how their abdomen will look after surgery. Since a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is intended to address changes caused by pregnancy and childbirth, it would seem that a c-section and tummy tuck could be performed during the same procedure. Sometimes referred to as a “C-tuck,” this combination may sound ideal, only requiring one operation instead of two, but our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Behzad Parva, […]
What Causes Large Breasts?
Excessively large breasts can create both physical discomfort and emotional turmoil. Women who suffer from breasts that are too large and out of proportion with their bodies can experience pain from the condition and self-consciousness in social situations. Men may also feel a severe lack of self-confidence or even depression due to an enlarged breast appearance. The development of overly large breasts may be caused by a number of factors, including: Heredity Genetics can play a large part in breast […]