Brief Introduction to Procedures
Cosmetic Surgery of the Nose-Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure to reshape the nose. A beautiful nose is a natural-looking nose that fits the face. A successful surgery gives result to an attractive nose and achieves a harmonious balance with other facial features. The surgery can remove a bump, improve the angle, reduce, enlarge, and straighten the size of the nose. Breathing problems may sometimes be addressed during a rhinoplasty. Procedure time averages one hour and recovery is one week.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to remove fat from localized areas of the body to give result to a well-proportioned body. It is meant for contouring and not substituting for weight loss. The most common areas treated for women are “ saddle bags”, hips, thighs and abdomen. The most common areas treated for men are “love handles “, double chins, and abdomen. The liposculpture is often done circumferentially to shape and slim the thorax , the arms, the buttocks and the lower extremities including the calves and ankles.
The procedure is performed by inserting a suction tube into the fatty area through a tiny incision, placed in an inconspicuous location. The fluid filing tumescent technique is always employed. Ultrasounds are sometimes utilized in conjunction with tumescent technique when appropriate. The procedure takes 1-3 hours depending on the number of areas, the amount of surface to be treated, and the volume to be removed. Average recovery time is one to five days. Bruising and swelling will resolve more gradually.
If you have dropping upper lids, lower eyelids puffiness, and dark circles, others may assume that you are tired , sad, angry or have not slept well.
A blepharoplasty is a very common procedure which removes excessive eyelid skin and tightens or removes “bags” that are always excessive fat or fat protrusion. The result is a more alert and rested appearance. Surgery takes about one hour for upper eyelids and one hour for lower eyelids. Recovery takes usually 5-10 days.
A face lift corrects sagging skin of the forehead, cheeks and neck to produce a youthful appearance. The skin and muscles are tightened and lifted.” Double Chin “ is repaired during the operation. A full facelift's recovery takes approximately 14 days.
Breast Augmentation : Augmentation Mammoplasty
If you often wish that your breast were larger, fuller of more shapely, breast augmentation surgery may be the right choice for you. Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that uses implants to enlarge and shape the breasts. Your new look will bring you greater freedom with fashion and may give your self image a boost as well.
Breast reduction is designed to improve the appearance and symptoms of overly large breasts by reducing their size and reshaping them. The surgery is specifically designed to relieve symptoms of pain and discomfort in the breasts, shoulders, neck and upper back.
New developments in breast reduction surgery include the limited incision techniques, including the LeJour technique and the use of liposculpture for artistic shaping of the breast.
Reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other diseases is one the most rewarding surgical procedures available today. New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come close in form and appearance to matching a natural breast. Frequently, reconstructive is possible immediately after breast removal (mastectomy), so the patient wakes up with a breast mound already in place, having been spared the experience of seeing herself with no breast at all.
Bear in mind, post-mastectomy breast reconstructive is not a simple procedure. There are often many options to consider as you and your doctor explore what is best for you. Many options are available and the best way to get complete answers to specific questions that relate to your individual needs is to have a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Breast Lift : Mastopexy
Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing and the force of gravity fake their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag.
Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts-at least, for a time. (No surgery can permanently delay the effects of the gravity). Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. Sometimes breast lift is performed in conjunction with mastopexy to increase the firmness and the size of the breast.
Tummy tuck: Abdominoplasty
Abdominoplasty helps to eliminate loose, sagging skin and excess fat of the abdominal area. It may also tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. The result is a flatter and tighter abdomen.
Chin augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that places an implant on the chin bone which allows for a more prominent chin and a more proportional look to a person's face. Chin augmentation is done in combination with rhinoplasty for a better proportional look of the face.
Ear surgery: otoplasty
Ear surgery is usually done to repair ear deformities. The most common operation is usually done to set prominent ears back to the head. The operation is done after the age of five, when the ears are almost fully grown. Earlier the surgery is performed, the less ridicule the child will have to endure especially in school. Prominent ears surgery needs 1-2 hours.
Fore head Lift: Brow lift
Forehead lift can minimize drooping eyebrows, forehead wrinkles and frown lines that appear with age. It can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as facelift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping
Labial reduction is done for functional or esthetic reason . Enlarged , hypertrophic or asymmetrical labia minora can be functionally or psycho-socially bothersome. Recurrent urinary duct infection, local irritation, problems with personal hygiene, interference with sexual intercourse and discomfort during walking, cycling , or when wearing pants are indications for a labial reduction operation.
The operation needs one hour, and the recovery time is about one week.
Upper arm relaxes with age or after weight loss. During the operation the excess skin and fat are excised. Liposuction of thearm can be done in combination with the lifting operation.
The operation lasts 2 hours and the recovery time is about two weeks.
The operation is usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation in our clinic. The patient can go home soon after the operation.
A thigh lift is done to remove excess skin from the thigh and buttock area. The sagging skin is usually caused by weight loss.
Pectoralis implant is used to augment the chest wall on male. The operation is done to correct a congenital deformity or tear of the pectoralis muscle. It gives result to a better appearance of the chest and better self esteem of the patient's image .
Scar repair is performed after 6 months from the initial trauma. Each person's wound healing is different from another's, therefore scars can be different. Frequently, a scar revision can be done under local anesthesia in our office.