Facial aesthetic surgery is used to help people who want to restore their face to a more youthful contour. As we age, facial tissue that was more prominent higher on the face begins to descend with gravity, creating sallow cheeks, folds around the nose and some jowling. To restore the face to a more youthful appearance a plastic surgeon reshapes the face by restoring volume and removing excess tissue in various areas of the face, primarily the cheeks.
Augmentation mammoplasty, or breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size, shape or fullness of a woman's breasts. The surgeon places silicone, saline or alternative composite breast implants under the chest muscles or breast tissue.Breast augmentation is done to:
Rhinoplasty is surgery to reshape the nose. It can make the nose larger or smaller; change the angle of the nose in relation to the upper lip; alter the tip of the nose; or correct bumps, indentations, or other defects in the nose. During Rhinoplasty, We make incisions to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose. The incisions are usually made inside the nose so that they are invisible after the surgery. Depending on the desired result, some bone and cartilage may be removed, or tissue may be added (either from another part of the body or using a synthetic filler). After the surgeon has rearranged and reshaped the bone and cartilage, the skin and tissue is redraped over the structure of the nose. A splint is placed outside the nose to support the new shape of the nose as it heals. Rhinoplasty may be done using general or local anesthesia. It is usually done as an outpatient procedure but sometimes requires a 1-night stay in the hospital or surgery center.
Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that moves hair follicles from a part of the body called the 'donor site' to a bald or balding part of the body known as the 'recipient site'. It is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness. In this minimally invasive procedure, grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding, (like the back of the head) are transplanted to the bald scalp. Hair transplantation can also be used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, pubic hair and to fill in scars caused by accidents or surgery such as face-lifts and previous hair transplants. Hair transplantation differs from skin grafting in that grafts contain almost all of the epidermis and dermis surrounding the hair follicle, and many tiny grafts are transplanted rather than a single strip of skin. Since hair naturally grows in groupings of 1 to 4 hairs, current techniques harvest and transplant hair "follicular units" in their natural groupings. Thus modern hair transplantation can achieve a natural appearance by mimicking original hair orientation. This hair transplant procedure is called follicular unit transplantation (FUT). Donor hair can be harvested in two different ways: strip harvesting, and follicular unit extraction (FUE).
Sometimes the breast loses its shape, and the nipples drift below the breast crease – making it necessary for the tissue to be lifted. Our philosophy is to achieve the greatest improvement of shape and to leave the smallest scar possible. For the majority of patients, this means creating a limited incision, which can be just around the nipple or can extend vertically in the shape of a lollipop. In the most extreme cases, the incision goes around the nipple, straight up and down, and in the breast crease. A breast lift and a breast reduction use the same method to improve the shape of the breast – the difference being, that with a breast reduction, tissue is removed in a very precise fashion to achieve the desired volume.
The liposuction procedure is done through tiny incisions that are well hidden by the creases in your skin. A solution of salt water, numbing medicine and medication to prevent bruising is injected into the tissue, while fat is removed using a wand. Additional techniques, such as ultrasounds (vasers) and lasers, are utilized in certain circumstances.
Tummy tucks remove skin and tighten the musculature. The incision and resultant scar are placed very low, just above the pubic hair. If the patient has an incision from a C-section or a hysterectomy, this incision is used and sometimes made slightly longer. The length of the incision determines the amount of skin that can be removed. Muscles are tightened through the incision, and the skin is then pulled in a downward direction to provide a tight and smooth contour. Often times, this is performed in conjunction with liposuction, which is a wonderful addition to reduce “love handles” and improve the contour of the waist. Tummy tuck recovery varies with the magnitude of the procedure.