Botox and Dysport are two non-surgical treatments used to correct fine lines and wrinkling which can contribute to an aged appearance. These are often noticed around the eyes (“crows feet”) and mouth, or in the forehead or neck. Both are injectable medications which temporarily paralyze the treated muscles causing them to relax, relieving the wrinkles. Sometimes the best results are achieved when Botox or Dysport is used in conjunction with another filler. The skin is numbed prior to injection to decrease discomfort. In addition to rejuvenating the face, fillers can be used for treatment of migraine headaches and excessive sweating.
An arm lift or brachioplasty restores the youthful appearance to the upper arm which can lose its shape from aging or changes in weight. Both extra skin and the deposit of fatty tissue can contribute to a sagging appearance of the arm. The goal of this procedure is to improve the contour of the upper arm by removing this excess tissue. With your doctor, you can decide whether you would benefit from having liposuction in conjunction with an arm lift for more dramatic results. Removal of any excess fat will allow for better draping of the skin over the arms and improved definition.
Brazilian Butt Lift
The brazilian buttock lift (“BBL”) is a type of buttock augmentation which enhances the size and curvature of the buttocks. This is achieved by taking a patient’s own fat from unwanted areas (belly, thighs, hips), and transferring this fat to the upper and outer portions of the buttock. The range of fat injected into each buttock varies depending on aesthetic goals and the amount of donor fat a patient has. In general, somewhere between 500-1000 mL of fat is used to augment each side.
The process of increasing the size, shape, or fullness of the breast by placing a silicone or saline implant. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures performed around the world. Although most often performed in younger women, older patients may also benefit from breast implants by helping to fill excess skin and improve the appearance of breasts that have begun to sag due to age, pregnancy, or weight gain. This sometimes will be done in conjunction with a breast lift procedure (mastopexy) described below. Incisions used for placement of an implant are most commonly under the breast or around the areola. Implants are typically placed underneath the chest (pectoralis) muscles in order to prevent them from moving and to achieve a more natural appearance. Breast augmentation is typically performed on an outpatient basis in one hour.
A breast lift or mastopexy is achieved by lifting the breast and nipple to their proper position on the chest as well as removing excess skin that causes the breast to sag. Aging, pregnancy, weight gain, or weight loss are common reasons that lead to skin stretching and a sagging appearance. In most cases, breast tissue is not removed, which creates a more youthful breast appearance without altering the volume of the breast itself. Depending on the amount of skin required to remove to achieve the optimal result, two different incision patterns are possible.
A procedure that uses many plastic surgery techniques to ultimately restore breast to normal size, shape, and appearance. Typically done after a mastectomy (a breast removal procedure).
Breast reduction is a common surgery requested by women to improve the overall appearance of the breast and help relieve back, neck, and shoulder pain. During your consultation, your doctor will discuss your goals for surgery with you when determining the amount of breast tissue to remove. Typically, incisions will be made around the nipple, with a vertical line from the nipple to the crease of the breast – this is known as a ‘short-scar’ breast reduction technique. For patients with excessively large breasts, an additional incision may be required underneath the breast that is hidden in the natural crease of the breast (“anchor-scar”).