TMJ Treatment from a Triple-Board-Certified Oral Surgeon in the Tampa Bay Area

TMJ TreatmentThe temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jawbone to your skull and acts as a hinge, allowing the jaw to move in various directions. It’s the joint that allows you to chew, talk, yawn, swallow, and more, so it’s a vital part of your body. When this joint is injured or damaged in any way, it can have a severe impact on your quality of life and make even simple actions difficult. Tampa Surgical Arts is led by a triple-board-certified oral surgeon, Dr. Manik S. Bedi, who can provide the treatment you need if you’re experiencing TMJ pain. Dr. Bedi serves patients of all ages in his clinic in Tampa Bay, Florida, and we can often provide a prompt appointment time to serve your needs.

What are the symptoms of TMJ disorders?

A few of the most common symptoms of TMJ disorders include:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Pain or tenderness in your face, neck, jaw, or ears
  • Swelling
  • Clicking or popping noises as you open and close your mouth
  • A jaw that gets locked in an open or closed position
  • Not being able to open your mouth wide without pain

How are TMJ disorders treated at Tampa Surgical Arts?

During your consultation with Dr. Bedi, he will examine your jaw and face, as well as take note of your bite. This will help him determine exactly what is causing your TMJ pain so that he can develop the appropriate course of treatment. Causes of TMJ pain include teeth grinding; arthritis; torn or stretched ligaments due to a head, neck, or jaw injury; misalignment of the teeth or jaw; and even stress. For most patients, Dr. Bedi will recommend conservative, nonsurgical TMJ treatment methods to begin with. They include:

  • Taking anti-inflammatory medications, over-the-counter pain relievers, and muscle relaxants
  • Applying heat and ice to the jaw area when in pain
  • Resting your jaw whenever possible
  • Completing jaw exercises, such as chin tucks
  • Only eating soft foods when you’re experiencing a flare-up

Dr. Bedi may also want to fit you for a night guard, which is a plastic splint that slips right over your upper or bottom row of teeth. A night guard takes pressure off the TMJ, relaxes your muscles, and realigns your jaw so that you don’t grind or clench your mouth while sleeping. To work properly, the night guard needs to be custom-fitted to your mouth, and we can do this right in our clinic.

What are the surgical options for TMJ treatment?

If conservative TMJ treatment is not effective, you may need to consider surgical intervention. Thankfully, Dr. Bedi is a highly trained oral surgeon who can not only provide you with all of the information you need to make a decision but also perform the surgery with expertise. Surgical treatment includes:

  • TMJ arthrocentesis – This is a minimally invasive procedure in which Dr. Bedi will wash out the joint space to remove inflamed tissue or adjust the jaw to bring it back to proper alignment.
  • Open-joint arthroplasty – This is a procedure that will repair, reposition, replace, or remove parts of the temporomandibular joint. Dr. Bedi will use your own tissue or an artificial disc when repairing or replacing the joint, and he may also remove scar tissue or bony growths.
  • Orthognathic jaw surgery – This is a fairly intricate procedure, so it sometimes takes place in a hospital setting. Dr. Bedi will use templates, surgical plates, wires, or screws to straighten and realign your jaw.

What are the benefits of TMJ treatment?

TMJ Treatment

Nobody wants to live with chronic pain, and thankfully, patients experiencing TMJ disorders don’t have to. The dental field has improved dramatically to allow for many different surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for TMJ disorders. Alleviating the pain you’re experiencing will do wonders for your mental health and quality of life, and there’s no better benefit than that.

What is the recovery period like after TMJ surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, whether minimally invasive or not, there is a recovery period. You may experience swelling, numbness, and pain in your face for a week or so following the surgery. These symptoms can be relieved by applying ice packs to the affected area, elevating your head while sleeping, and taking over-the-counter pain medication. You should expect to spend a week recovering and plan to resume normal activities after that.

TMJ Treatment at Tampa Surgical Arts

If you’ve been having TMJ pain that’s affecting your quality of life, then turn to the team at Tampa Surgical Arts. Dr. Bedi will provide the TMJ treatment you need to get you feeling your best fast. Contact us today to schedule a prompt appointment at our clinic in Tampa Bay, FL.

BELLY BUTTON AESTHETIC

One of the biggest giveaways that someone has had body work done is the belly button.

If it looks scrunched, torqued, or does not match the rest of the body; it might indicate a procedure was done.

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The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES the importance of belly button aesthetics.
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SOFT VS HARD

Fat transfer to the buttocks can make the buttocks firm for the first weeks while the body is healing; this is normal.

Eventually, the buttocks will get soft and have a natural look and feel.

Some will say, "Why does the butt look hard?"

A couple of issues:
1. "Hardness" is typically a tactile sensation, not a visual sensation.

2. Unless the client is actively making their butt shake/ jiggle/ bounce, the buttocks won`t move if they are turning slowly during a video.

Buttocks implants can sometimes feel hard; in skilled hands with a composite fat graft, the butt should have a natural feel.

***BEDIFINED + Healthy Lifestyle = Best Results

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES how fat transfer can achieve a natural appearance of the buttocks.

Procedure: 4D Ab Fine Tuning (Internal/External RF) and BBL tune-up⚡️🍑

Starting Foundation: 5`2", 157 lbs, BMI: 28.7
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BRUISING / RED SPOTS

It is normal to have bruising and redness after any procedure.

This is an interesting topic and there are two common responses:

1. "Wow! So much bruising and red. It must hurt! 😭"

2. "Why isn`t there any bruising?! The surgeon wasn`t aggressive enough! 😡"

Just as most things in life; it is impossible to please everyone.

What I can do is educate.

This beautiful client is having a typical post-op course and is about 6 weeks out.

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The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES what bruising / redness is normal post-op.

Procedure: 4D SVELTE abs (utilizing internal + external RF) and BBL ⚡️🍑

Starting Foundation: 5`3", 126 lbs, BMI: 22.3
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FAT TRANSFER TO BREASTS

Yes, we do fat transfer to the breasts.

The best candidate is someone with no laxity (no loose skin/stretch marks) and who wants natural perkiness.

Fat transfer is best for those who want an increase of about 1-1.5 cup size; any more is best done with an implant.

This beautiful client had uneven breasts and tight skin.

She wanted a natural and balanced look.

***BEDIFINED + Healthy Lifestyle = Best Results

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES if you are a candidate for fat transfer to the breasts.

Procedure: 4D Liposculpture with PAH correction (utilizing internal + external RF) and Fat Transfer to Breasts⚡️🫒

Starting Foundation: 5`4", 160 lbs, BMI: 27.5
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FAJAS AND RECOVERY TIMELINE

Body sculpting is a journey and we recommend our clients start researching their surgeon months in advance.

Fajas are one of the many parts of your healing phase.

Those who are committed to the process will have the best outcomes.

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The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES how long you have to wear your compression garments (fajas).
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HIP SLAYER

The most challenging area to add volume is the hips/laterals.

The skin can be extremely tight in this area and this means less fat uptake.

This beautiful client previously had a tummy tuck and lipo by another provider; she came to see me for a revision and fat transfer to her hips.

***BEDIFINED + Healthy Lifestyle = Best Results

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES if they understand how to build hips.

Procedure: Revision 4D Liposculpture 360 after TT + BBL ⚡️🍑

Starting Foundation: 5`0", 125 lbs, BMI: 24.4
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SCULPTING FOR MEN

Body contouring can be a confidence booster for men who want a more balanced waist.

Body sculpting is a starting point and the work that you put in afterwards will take the results to the next level.

***BEDIFINED + Healthy Lifestyle = Best Results

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES if they do body sculpting for men.

Procedure: Liposculpture 360 + chest/deltoid contouring

Starting Foundation: 6`0", 220 lbs, BMI: 29.8
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RESULTS BASED APPROACH

Our surgery center focuses on a luxury experience and results based outcomes.

I am blessed to be invited to Miami and discuss how we do things differently at Tampa Surgical Arts.

Stay tuned for new changes that focus on: client care, safety, and a boutique experience!

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The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES if they are results driven.
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CORRECTIVE CASES

A corrective case is one that involves reducing irregularities from a previous procedure.

Most of the procedures we do are revisions, meaning the primary surgery was done by another provider.

In the procedure detail, at the end of the caption, you will get most of the information that you need about the case.

This beautiful client came to see us for a revision after having lipo elsewhere.

Her results are a perfect example of how maintaining a healthy lifestyle will get you next level results!

***BEDIFINED + Healthy Lifestyle = Best Results

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES if they do corrective cases.

Procedure: Revision 4D Liposculpture 360⚡️

Starting Foundation: 5`10", 190 lbs, BMI: 27.3
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ULTRASOUND GUIDED BBL

Using an ultrasound helps the surgeon see important structures during fat transfer and is a tool that can increase client safety.

There are no major downsides to using an ultrasound.

There is an added cost to the facility and a slight learning curve to using an ultrasound.

Some surgeons do not use ultrasound and obtain great results, which is fine for them.

Most experienced BBL surgeons would agree that ultrasound definitely adds safety and certainly does not cause harm.

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The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES if they perform ultrasound guided fat transfer to the buttocks.
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SITTING AFTER BBL

The skin on the laterals/hip dip area is typically the tightest in the buttock area.

For those who want this area "filled," sometimes a round 2 BBL is required.

Even in the best hands, a round 2 fat transfer might not fully add enough volume to the hip dip.

This beautiful client is over 6 months out and had great fat uptake in the laterals after one BBL.

She has been using her BBL pillow the entire time!

***BEDIFINED + Healthy Lifestyle = Best Results

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES how to long to use your BBL pillow.

Procedure: 4D Liposculpture 360/IT + BBL⚡️🍑

Starting Foundation: 5`2", 137 lbs, BMI: 25.1
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FINESSE SCULPTING

Most providers would agree; the thinner the client/ tissue the more challenging the case.

The best results are consistently in those who have a positive mindset and strive to live their best life everyday.

A balanced body emulates the qualities of elegance, class, luxury, and of course a natural appearance.

***BEDIFINED + Healthy Lifestyle = Best Results

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES if you are a candidate for finesse sculpting.

Procedure: 4D Liposculpture 360/arms + Round 2 BBL⚡️🍑

Starting Foundation: 5`4", 138 lbs, BMI: 23.6
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BBL SWELLING

The journey of body sculpting is typically filled with the `ups and downs` of panicking about butt size.

The most common thing we hear on day 1 is "my butt is way too big!"

Most often, it settles in a few weeks, and then we commonly hear at a few months, "I wish it was bigger, can I get a round 2"

This beautiful client wanted a natural appearance and is now at her final buttock contour.

***BEDIFINED + Healthy Lifestyle = Best Results

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES what to expect in the swelling phase.

Procedure: 4D Liposculpture 360 + Natural BBL⚡️🍑

Starting Foundation: 5`4", 140 lbs, BMI: 24.0
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BUTTOCK AUGMENTATION

The trend of unnatural/ overdone BBL`s is rarely requested by clients.

Instead, clients want a natural and proportionate look, which also happens to be a timeless appearance.

This beautiful client came to see me to fill her hip dips for a more athletic appearance overall.

***BEDIFINED + Healthy Lifestyle = Best Results

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES what is timeless for buttock augmentation.

Procedure: HD Liposculpture 360 +  BBL⚡️🍑

Starting Foundation: 5`3", 135 lbs, BMI: 23.9
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COMBO CASES

Some clients will need a staged approach to achieve their desired goal.

A select few can have multiple procedures done at the same time.

This beautiful client came to see us for a smaller waist and to fill her hip dips.

@dr.tolomeo did her tummy tuck and I performed the BBL.

Who is excited to see how this one turns out?

***BEDIFINED + Healthy Lifestyle = Best Results

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES if you are a candidate for a combo case.

Procedure: Tummy Tuck/Liposculpture 360 + BBL⚡️🍑

Starting Foundation: 5`1", 135 lbs, BMI: 25.5
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