The goal of a tummy tuck is to provide a beautiful result, but at the same time not have it so obvious that people will know you had something done. There are a few techniques to receive this result, like a low scar to hide under the bikini, and a natural looking belly button. And for some people, liposuction is used to try to create contouring or the bikini bridge, or a nicer hour-glass shape. The end goal is always to create a beautiful result, so that a stranger would not know you had anything done. Every tummy tuck surgery is planned with the patient’s goals in mind.
Many people are unhappy about their breasts and there are many solutions for this. Our goal is always to create a natural, pretty and beautiful result. Sometimes an implant is the perfect solution for what a patient has in mind, and other times fat grafting is a great solution which involves removing fat from one are of the body and transferring it into the breast for more volume. Fat grafting can also be done in combination with an implant, to conceal the edges to make the breast look more natural. It can provide a more subtle, natural looking result. Every breast surgery is designed with the patient’s goals in mind.
For some patients, we try minimally invasive facial treatments such as Botox® and for some patients it just does not make sense. For these patients, facial surgery is a great choice such as raising the position of the eyebrows, or to take out the extra skin on the eyelids (blepharoplasty), to tighten the skin or to remove the bags of the lower eyelids. Facelifts are great surgeries for improving the nasolabial region, the jowls, and tightening the neck. Facial surgery really depends on what patients need and that is something we will discuss during the consultation. The goal is always to help our patients age gracefully.
What is facial aging? It is a change in the appearance of the skin, the volume of tissue and the position of where this volume is, and the laxity of skin. In order back the clock up, we really need to address each of these changes and we have options for each one. These options don’t always involve surgery, such as Botox® which works really well to minimize wrinkling, to prevent wrinkling from happening, it is great around the eyes, and it is great around the forehead. Fillers can be used to replace lost volume around the eyelids and the cheek area, and around the jowls. The other option for facial rejuvenation is laser treatment. With aging we get wrinkles, pigmented spots, broken blood vessels, and lasers work really well to improve upon these. It is not a magic wand, but it is the best treatment to turn back the clock on the appearance of the skin. We have a variety of lasers and a variety of techniques, and the treatment chosen depends on what the patient’s individual needs are, which we will go over during a consultation.
The Mommy Makeover is very popular and consists of a tummy tuck and some type of breast surgery. There is no other surgery that will have as much transformation for someone, as the Mommy Makeover. Each patient has different needs, for example, some may need a breast lift, or a breast augmentation (enlargement) with an implant, or a combination of a breast lift and an augmentation, and for some people it would be a breast reduction. There are some additional surgical treatments that some patients may want, such as labiaplasty (vaginal rejuvenation). Our goal is always to give the patient the best possible result, which will be based on individual needs.