Scar Revision Surgery
Unsightly scars, which are wide or thickened can be revised and often do not require the patient to go to sleep. Keep in mind that although scar revisions can improve the appearance of the scar, it cannot erase the scar altogether.
This procedure removes excess fat from the stomach, buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, calves, ankles, breasts, back, arms, or neck. It is popular with both men and women. Liposuction involves the use of a small stainless steel tube, called a cannula that is connected to a powerful suction pump and inserted into the fat through small incisions in the skin. Fat removal is accomplished as the suction cannula creates tiny tunnels through the fatty layers. After surgery, these tiny tunnels collapse and thus result in an improved body contour. Sometimes laser or ultrasonic cannulas are used. The only visible scar is the small scar where the port enters the body. Certain small areas of fat can be treated with local anesthesia and minimal down time.
Oversized breasts can lead to multiple medical problems, such as back pain, neck pain, scars in your bra lines, rashes underneath your breast, and chronic headaches. Hundreds of scientific studies document the relief of these symptoms from breast reduction. Breast reduction is often covered by insurance if certain criteria are met. We will evaluate your breasts and write to your insurance company to determine coverage. Reduction patients may stay in the hospital for one night and are off work for 1 to 2 weeks. Reduction patients are among the most grateful women that we have because they feel so much better, have more energy, and are more able to exercise.
Most women seeking cosmetic augmentation want naturally looking but fuller breasts. We will listen to you to determine your goals, as not every patient wants the same postoperative size. We will have you try on various sizes of implants and we will choose a size together. We will also tell you about saline and silicone implants, putting the implant above or below the muscle, and the various incisions that are possible for you. Round and contoured implants will also be discussed so that you can be fully aware of your choices and participate in all decision making. We will also point out any features of your breasts, such as asymmetries or nipple position, that you may want to consider in your decision making process. We are committed to well informed patients and we will be happy to answer all your questions. Augmenation evaluations often take a full hour, so schedule plenty of time.
An arm lift reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the elbow to the shoulder. Often seen after weight loss or with age, flabby arms can be recontoured and tightened to fit into clothing and look proportionate to the rest of the body.
Fatty bulges in the inner thigh can cause rubbing, chaffing, rashes, and difficulty with exercising. A thigh lift removes skin and fat from the inner, upper portion of the leg, resulting in a smoother, more toned look to the legs.
The neck and jaw line, (the jowls), is one of the first places people begin to see signs of aging. A Neck Lift removes excess fat and skin and tightens the muscles to give a natural, smooth look. People who have lost a significant amount of weight also struggle with double chins or turkey wattle. This is a procedure which can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures.
Our bodies change with age, after childbirth, and after weight loss. Abdomens become lax and saggy. Although exercise can help muscles, it cannot change the skin. An abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdominal region. It can also restore weakened or separated muscles creating a tummy that is smoother and firmer. Minimal skin excess can be treated with short scar mini-abdominoplasties. Abdominoplasties can also be combined with liposuction of the flanks or other areas.
Breast feeding, aging, and weight loss can all cause the breasts to sag. This can cause difficulty with exercise, chaffing, and appearance. A breast lift removes skin to give you a new skin brassiere. It can be combined with an implant if enlargement as well as lifting is desired.
Many men suffer from breast development in their teens, twenties, and later in life. This can be distressing and prevent men from participating in sports and relationships. Modern techniques can usually remove this tissue through liposuction, so that scars and recovery time are minimized. We will work with your insurance company to determine if this is a covered benefit for you.
While a facelift cant stop the aging process, it does rejuvenate and turn the clock back. As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life begin to show. A face lift can address drooping and sagging as well as loss of volume. This is a procedure which can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures
A nose job or rhinoplasty is a common aesthetic procedure which often has a functional component (i.e. to correct a deviated septum. The goal is to create a natural nose and restore balance to the face. This is a procedure which can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures.
Eyelid surgery can help correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes. The recovery time is relatively short and provides a youthful and rested appearance. It can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgical procedures such as a facelift or a browlift.
The shape, position and structure of your chin can have a major impact on your overall facial appearance, much like the nose. Genioplasty is often done together with a neck lift or liposuction of the neck but in congenital or posttraumatic cases may be done alone.
A browlift, also known as a forehead lift, is a common facial rejuvenation treatment often combined with a facelift and/or a blepharoplasty. This procedure can help remove or minimize unsightly lines or wrinkles on the forehead, as well as sagging or uneven eyebrows.
A chemical peel is a treatment that addresses fine lines, wrinkles and brown spots. It can be used to treat signs of aging, sun damage and acne. Peels rejuvenate the skin giving you a younger fresher look. In addition to the peel we offer medical grade skin products for daily use and maintenance.