Category Archives Cosmetic Surgery

Panniculectomy

A panniculectomy is a common surgical procedure performed to remove significant excess hanging abdominal skin after major weight loss. It is a safe and effective procedure when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, but is not without risks and complications It is important to follow the surgeon’s postoperative regimen and instructions to maximize the chances of optimal outcome What is…

'Cankles' is not a medical term or a medical condition, and there really is no golden calf-to-ankle ratio that we all aspire to There are both non-surgical and surgical treatments for cankles. Cankles can be surgically fixed through either liposuction or calf augmentation. What are cankles? A cankle is a somewhat kitschy and slang term for oversized, swollen ankles that…

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Women undergoing the surgical removal of one or both breasts may have the option of preserving the nipple and areola through a technique known as nipple-sparing mastectomy. During the procedure, the breast tissue beneath the nipple must be checked for cancerous cells -- if no cancer is detected, the nipple can be spared. Anyone facing a mastectomy or immediate reconstruction should…

Scar Revision

Scar revision cannot eliminate scars, but it reduces their appearance significantly. Z-plasty and W-plasty are two reliable and commonly used scar revision techniques. Non-surgical techniques are often used in conjunction with surgery. Skin grafting and tissue expansion may be additional options. There are several scar revision techniques available. Where the scar is on your body and how it got there…

breast implant removal

What is breast implant removal surgery? Breast implant removal or explant surgery, is a procedure to remove old, damaged or unwanted breast implants. The procedure is common, with nearly 20 percent of women who receive breast implants having them removed within 8 to 10 years. According to data from the American Society Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), about 28,000 explantation surgeries were performed…

Tissue Expanders

During the process of breast reconstruction, tissue expanders help the body to safely rebuild. The procedure can be done at the same time as a mastectomy or after a mastectomy has healed. Tissue expanders are eventually replaced with permanent breast implants. Complications are possible but rare. What are tissue expanders? For some women, treatment for breast cancer requires a mastectomy,…

Cleft lip surgery

Nearly all cases of cleft lip and cleft palate are diagnosed before birth (via ultrasound), or at birth because the defect is clearly recognizable. Cleft lip surgery is performed between 3 and 6 months of age, while cleft palate surgery is done preferably between 12 and 15 months Children who have a cleft lip, with or without cleft palate, may…

Eyebrows

The entire eyebrow transplant procedure — from initial consultation to full recovery — takes about a year. The procedure itself is typically completed within three to four hours. Because the eyebrow transplant procedure is non-invasive, you will be able to drive yourself home and return to your normal activities within a day or two. The primary difference between microblading and…

Does Cellulaze Work?

Cellulaze uses laser energy to liquefy fat and release the fibrous bands that cause the dimpled look of cellulite. Just one session is required, and results take 3–12 months to fully materialize. Patients and physicians report improvements that last several years after the treatment has been performed. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012, Cellulaze uses a…

Cellfina

As many as 98% of American women will develop cellulite over the course of their lives. Cellfina is a minimally-invasive treatment that attacks the root causes of cellulite. Cellfina has a high level of patient satisfaction in treating cellulite with results lasting 2-4 years. What is cellulite? Cellulite is a skin condition characterized by dimpling of the skin, most notably…

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