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Plastic surgery is being performed millions of times per year worldwide. Plastic surgery is a catchall term used to describe more specialized surgery:
hand, burn, micro, craniofacial and pediatric. A well-informed patient about the procedure is a better candidate for successful results. Well-trained plastic surgeons fully prepare patients with lab exams, x-ray evaluations, cardiology evaluations and pulmonary tests before each procedure. Obesity is becoming an epidemic around the world and these patients need to be handled with special care.
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Breast Reduction / Lift:
Breast reduction / lift (mastopexy) is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. Pregnancy, breast feeding, aging changes the shape breast or breast is large due to genetics. The breast is either reduced or lifted to enhance the shape of a woman’s breasts, to create comfort and increase confidence. There are 4 techniques to lift the breast: Crescent, Circumareolar, Vertical, and Anchor depending on the degree of correction. In some occasions, implants are also used with the reduction or lift. The procedure takes 2 to 5 hours and requires one night of hospital and it is performed under local or general anesthesia.
Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty:
Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck cosmetic surgical procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen by removing excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen, and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. However, the procedure leaves a permanent scar, which can extend from hip to hip, depending on the extent of the problem to be treated. Depending on the extent of the surgery, abdominoplasty can take 2 to 6 hours. It can be front only, extended or circular. If only concerned about sagging skin, the skin removal is called Panniculectomy.
Facelift or rhytidectomy:
It corrects the changes of the natural process of aging using surgical means. Facial skin can sag and wrinkle due to lifelong effects of gravity, weight loss, or smoking. The best candidates for this surgery are non-smokers, with no skin cancers or excessive sun exposure, normal body weight, and prominent facial bones. Facelift removes excess fat and make the facial skin and supporting tissues tighter. It is an outpatient procedure and can “turn back the clock” from 5-10 years. Under anesthesia, an incision is made which curves from within the hair of the forehead down in front of each ear and back into the hairline on the back of the head.
Also known as otoplasty, is done to improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear, or correct a defect in the ear structure. The operation is performed mainly on children between the ages of 4 and 14, although some older patients elect to have the procedure. In one technique, a small incision is made behind the ears to reshape the cartilage. Non-removable stitches are then used to help maintain the new shape. In another technique, the skin is removed and stitches are used to fold the cartilage back on itself without removing cartilage. Ear surgery usually takes about two to three hours under local or general anesthesia. There is less risk of complications when the surgery is done by a qualified and experienced surgeon.
Nose / Rhinoplasty:
Nose is the most prominent facial feature, second only to eyes – its shape and size forms the most defining characteristic of facial appearance. Nose surgery or rhinoplasty can improve appearance and self-confidence by changing size and shape, repair damage caused by an injury, or make breathing easier.
Rhinoplasty is usually done as an outpatient procedure and can be under general or local anesthesia. Before and after photos of patients with similar noses can help explaining the probable outcome of your procedure. Some patients elect to have additional facial procedures to enhance the effects of nose surgery. Many patients elect to have chin or cheek implants to enhance and balance their facial features.
Male Breast Reduction / Enhancement:
Men or boys with enlarged breasts experience pain, embarrassment and insecurity. Suction is used to treat enlarged breasts to give you a normal-sized chest. Male breast enhancement can create a strong male chest without the need for endless work-outs. Cosmetic breasts procedure can greatly improve body image and self-esteem for many men. Patients are first encouraged to try weight loss, diet, lifestyle changes and stop the use of drugs such as anabolic steroids to ensure that all possible solutions have been considered before surgery option.
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