Body

Abdominoplasty

The abdomen is one of the first places we notice when we gain weight. Even months at the gym will not give the results that we desperately desire. Weight fluctuations and pregnancy stretch the muscles and skin so that we can never regain the tone and shape we once had.  (more)

An Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that tightens the abdominal muscles and removes extra fat, skin and stretch marks, permanently. Best of all, it means no more need to do abdominal crunches. Men and women of all ages and body sizes can benefit from an abdominoplasty. Ideally it is not to be used as a weight loss procedure but rather a body contouring procedure. Your initial consultation with the plastic surgeon will consist of reviewing your health history. It is important that you include any weight loss procedures or abdominal surgeries that you have had. The doctor will exam your abdomen and check for any abdominal hernia’s or abdominal weakness. The procedure will be discussed with you and other options may be presented to you.

Liposuction is a procedure that may increase your final cosmetic result or be a possible alternative to abdominoplasty. An abdominoplasty generally can remove the area from just above the navel to the publis hairline. The navel is left attached to the abdominal wall and brought through a new area of the skin. Your abdominal muscles are tightened to give you a firm, flat look. The incision is low on the abdomen and can be covered with a bikini. Your surgeon will discuss what the possible complications and expected outcome of the surgery are.

An abdominoplasty will require you to be in the hospital for one to two days. During the first week after surgery you will have to walk in a “stooped over” position. There are two drains in place and you will have an abdominal binder in place for six weeks. Activity needs to be restricted for six weeks. You may need to take time off from work if your job requires a lot of physical activity. For most jobs, our patients are back to work in two weeks. Abdominoplasty is normally considered a cosmetic procedure and not covered by insurance. After the initial consultation, our staff will visit with you on the costs of the procedure.

Arm Lift

Arm lift or Brachioplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure to remove excess skin and contour the upper arms. With age and weight fluctuations the upper arms are prone to accumulate excess tissue that will not resolve with diet and exercise. Both men and women can benefit from brachioplasty.  (more)

One of our surgeons will meet with you to discuss the procedure in detail. There are two main procedures used for brachioplasty. One is to excise the excess tissue and repair the remaining tissue. The other procedure is to use liposuction to remove excess fat under the skin. On occasion it may be recommended to have a combination of both of the procedures. Only your plastic surgeon will know which of these procedures is best for you.

The procedure is done in a hospital and you will be able to return home the same day. You can expect bruising, swelling and discomfort in the arms. Your surgeon may recommend a special compression garment to be worn all day and night for the first few weeks.

CoolSculpting® Procedure

The CoolSculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.

Freeze away fat? It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues.  CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.

You can reshape your body!  We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your problem areas.  Additional sessions may further enhance your results. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

It’s easy to sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn fat. After we select the area(s) to be treated, the device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, you may choose to read, check email, or even take a nap.

The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.

You will like what you see. In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

Are you ready to love every view of you? The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you’ll see results in the mirror—long-term results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise. Contact us today to find out if the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is right for you.

For More Information: http://www.coolsculpting.com/what-is-coolsculpting/

Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure done to reduce the size of a woman’s labia. The excess tissue can cause discomfort for many women. During pregnancy and childbirth the labia can be stretched out and become irritated from clothing and intercourse. Women also inquire about labiaplasty for cosmetic reasons. It can make them self conscious during intimate situations.  (more)

The procedure is done in the office. The surgeon will numb the area with local anesthetic. After the surgery you can expect swelling and discomfort to the vaginal area. Pain medications are given to help with the discomfort. Usually women can return to work within a few days without any complications.

If labiaplasty is something that interests you contact our office to arrange a consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons. The procedure will be explained in detail.

Liposuction

Many people feel self conscious about their body appearance. Stubborn areas of fat causing, saddle bags, love handles, or double chins do not always resolve with diet and exercise. Liposuction is a surgical procedure used for the removal of these problem areas. Liposuction is to be considered as a contouring procedure that will help diminish these troubled areas. It is not a procedure that should be considered as an alternative for weight loss. The best results are achieved by individuals that are of ideal body weight or close to their ideal weight, but have problem areas.  (more)

Liposuction is done as a same day surgery. It can be done alone or in conjunction with another procedure to achieve optimal results. The procedure is done through small incisions. All of our surgeons use a Tumescent technique with their liposuction procedure. Tumescent is a mixture of medications that is infused in the fat layer before fat is removed. By using this technique the surgeon is able to make blood loss minimal. There is also a pain medication in the solution that will make you more comfortable. Then a fine cannula is inserted into the fat layer. The surgeon will evaluate each client on an individual basis and make the recommendation that is right for you. Immediately after surgery, a girdle or compression garment most be worn in the surgical areas. This garment is generally worn for a period of six weeks. The areas where the surgery is performed will be sore and recovery can be from a few days to a couple of weeks depending upon how many areas are involved. The procedure is cosmetic, meaning that it is not covered by insurance. After your initial consultation, our staff will provide you with the cost of the procedure.

Spider Veins

Spider veins on the legs are a very common problem. They may also appear on the face. We offer laser treatment or a procedure called sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a procedure where the veins are injected with a sclerosing solution, which causes irritation to the veins making them collapse and fade. The injections are done in our clinic without sedation.  (more)

It is important to have a consultation before scheduling the procedure. Not all veins will qualify for laser treatment or sclerotherapy injections. Varicose veins are large dilated veins in the legs that will not respond to either procedure. These varicose veins usually cause discomfort and may require surgery in a hospital setting. Sometimes the small capillaries around the ankle and foot are so small that they can not be treated. Your doctor will discuss the treatment options that are best for you. Treatment of spider veins is considered a cosmetic procedure and you will be given a quote as to what the procedure will cost.

We recommend that you bring a pair of athletic shorts to wear during the procedure. After the injections we will wrap your leg in a compression dressing. During the first few weeks it is advised that you wear support hose. There is a period of weeks where your legs will be discolored from the injections. These bruises can take a couple of months to completely fade. It is important that during this time you stay out of tanning booths and direct sunlight to reduce the risk of permanent discoloration.

 

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