Now is the perfect time to get ready for the bathing suit season. From early Spring to mid-Summer, the number of breast augmentations I perform rises exponentially! Every woman has unique considerations and desires. Some have lost breast tissue and size after pregnancy or breast-feeding and just want back the volume they had before. Others have always felt uncomfortable with their size or shape. Along with the desire for more cleavage and a fuller bust line, all women want a balanced and natural appearance. Technology has helped give the plastic surgeon an edge in obtaining perfectly natural appearing breasts. Some of these advances include the use of a breast shaped@ implant, and/or implants that can be adjusted in size even after surgery. Saggy or droopy breasts can be lifted either with an implant or by simply raising the breast without enlargement. Uneven or poorly shaped breasts can also be corrected with some of the advanced breast lifting techniques.
Nearly all breast augmentations are performed using saline implants. Breast augmentation surgery typically takes one hour and is performed in the comfort of my own state-of-the-art, office ambulatory surgery center. Many patients just need a few days off following the procedure. If you have always wanted a lustier bust line, I am confident a breast augmentation will have you eyeing your bathing suit with a new twinkle.
Many women feel uncomfortable about their hips and thighs in the summer months, when legs are exposed daily in shorts, bathing suits and skirts. Advances in liposuction have dramatically improved results with much less recovery time than ever before. Power-Assisted Liposuction is one of the newest techniques that provides for more complete removal of fat and a better chance of a tight, flat skin contour. There is also less tingling and discomfort following the procedure. Using this instrument whenever possible, in a unique combination with the other liposuction techniques available, plastic surgeons can offer their patients the smoothest contour with a quick recovery, and practically no pain or bruising. Since skin types, thickness and response to surgery differ, your particular situation needs evaluation. Consider a complimentary consultation to learn how liposuction can help you feel more confident this Summer.
Summer sun is hard on our complexion. Many patients wish there was a safe, easy and quick way to get rid of sunspots, fine wrinkles, and irregular pigmentation acquired after years of being exposed to sun, pollution and other toxins in the environment. Fortunately,advanced technologies enable us to treat these skin imperfections safely, easily and effectively. Today, lasers give surgeons infinitely more control, making skin resurfacing safer and more predictable. However, laser skin resurfacing may require bandages and a somewhat lengthy recovery period.
IPL Photo-rejuvenation is designed to combat the effects of aging and damaged skin in a softer, more gentle way. It can be used to treat the full face, neck, chest and even the hands. The procedure uses Intense Pulsed Light to gently deliver precise amounts of light energy through your skin’s surface. The light energy stimulates the production of collagen. As the new collagen forms, it softens the appearance of aging skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are decreased. The redness associated with rosacea can be dramatically reduced. The light energy is delivered at specific settings for each treatment to maximize your results. Depending on the area treated, there will be a series of about five treatments. Treatments usually take from 15 to 30 minutes. The best candidates have either red, flushed faces, sun-damaged skin, hyperpigmentation or enlarged pores. IPL photo-rejuvenation reduces the redness and flushing of rosacea up to 80 or 90 percent. Advanced light systems have been used safely for millions of treatments worldwide. After only one treatment, your skin will have a more even tone with a smoother look and feel. Sunspots will fade. Pore sizes will shrink. Fine lines and wrinkles will gradually decrease in size. These improvements will steadily increase with each treatment.