Q&A with Dr. Leveque

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Dr. Jocelyn Leveque of Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery

Achieving your body goals is easier said than done. Often, it involves a lot of physical activity and a strict diet. These are also the reasons why it’s easy to give up, but don’t lose hope just yet!

Our body contouring and cosmetic body surgery options cater to diverse needs, empowering individuals to achieve their desired aesthetic goals. Whether it’s sculpting through liposuction, rejuvenating with a tummy tuck, or achieving comprehensive enhancement with a mommy makeover, our skilled surgeons specialize in tailoring procedures to meet unique aspirations.

Beyond physical transformations, these procedures often contribute to an improved quality of life and wellbeing.

Meet Dr. Jocelyn Leveque – Pensacola Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Leveque had been practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery in Pensacola for over fifteen years. She is one of the founding partners of Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery located in the heart of Pensacola, Florida. She has had the distinct honor to treat patients not only from the Pensacola area but also from all over the United States and throughout the world. As a woman, she feels that she has a unique perspective that allows her to better understand the goals, expectations, and concerns of the female patient and can empathize with the desire to restore one’s body image after pregnancy, weight loss or cancer treatment. Dr. Leveque has performed thousands of plastic surgery procedures, specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive procedures of the breast including breast augmentation, breast lifting, breast reduction, and breast reconstruction, as well as cosmetic procedures of the body and face including abdominoplasty, liposuction, body lifting procedures post weight loss, facelifts, brow lifts, and eyelid lifts.

Q&A with Jocelyn E. Leveque, MD

Does a facelift limit the range of your facial expressions?
A good facelift should not alter your facial expressions in any way. While nerve damage can rarely occur with facelift procedures, they are usually temporary. Good results should make you look like a younger more rested version of yourself!
Getting mixed answers from my surgeons, do I need an uplift or not?
I do not think a breast lift is necessary in this case. In my opinion, you have pseudoptosis, which describes a breast in which the nipples themselves are in a proper position but a significant portion of the breast tissue has dropped inferiorly. I have a great experience with performing a dual-plane dissection in which through an incision in the fold under the breast, dissection is first performed on top of the muscle up to the areola, then the remainder of the dissection of the breast implant pocket is created under the muscle. In this way, the implant is 1/2 to 2/3 covered by muscle and the lower portion by breast tissue. By separating the lower portion of the breast from the muscle, the nipple gets a little lift. I would also use a higher profile implant which provides more projection and contributes to a more elevated nipple position. Since you don’t have true ptosis, I don’t feel a breast lift is needed.
If I've previously had liposuction in 2012 of my stomach, can I still have a tummy tuck?
You can definitely have a tummy tuck after liposuction. There are increased risks for skin loss if you combine liposuction of the central abdomen with a simultaneous tummy tuck but as long as the tummy tuck is performed at least six months after the liposuction procedure it is totally safe. It is very common to benefit from a tummy tuck after having children since this procedure removes the extra lower abdominal skin and tightens the abdominal wall which has been stretched out from pregnancy. You should have no risk of additional complications because of your previous liposuction and should be able to obtain satisfying results.
If you exchange saline implants under muscle for silicone, would they also be placed under the muscle?
Thank you for your question. The ideal placement for breast implants is under the muscle.
3 wks post op and I'm rippling, pretty bad too. I got a fat transfer to avoid this, why did it come back?
Thanks so much for submitting your question and photos. From the pictures, it looks as though the rippling is only seen when you are leaning forward/downward and only in the medial aspect of the breasts. Otherwise, it does look like you have a good result. Fat transfer can help solve the problem of rippling as well as implant placement below the muscle, but do not always work to prevent rippling depending on your body habitus (thin breast tissue, etc). Using a more cohesive style breast implant such as an Inspira SSF or SCF can help prevent rippling. An SSF (soft touch) implant is considered more cohesive than a normal SRF Inspira implant, but still retains its softness – an SCF (cohesive) implant has the most cohesivity and will be most firm but will help most to prevent rippling. I hope this helps answer your question. Best of luck with your recovery and enjoy your new look!


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Dr. Leveque with her patient


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Before & After Gallery

Procedures are performed by board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque, and Dr. Patterson in Pensacola, FL.

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At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we understand that the selection of a plastic surgeon is an extremely important decision for any prospective patient. We believe communication, education and individualized patient care are the foundation for creating a strong and trusting patient-physician relationship. Our entire staff is absolutely committed to providing compassionate, personalized, individual attention before, during, and after surgery. We work together to deliver the best possible aesthetic outcomes in a setting that embodies the standards and lifestyle you seek.


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