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Almost everyone has areas of unwanted fat. If you are interested in nonsurgical option to liposuction, then coolsculpting is a good reliable option. It is important to consult with a DOCTOR that also performs liposuction, since that may be a better option.
Yes, we do offer financing. The best way to find out your ability to afford the procedure of your choice is by having a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon so you can learn the options available. Often times there are multiple options, some of which may fit into your budget without you knowing.
Very safe. Silicone implants are even better and may give a longer lasting result than saline implants.
Coolscuplting can be done on different areas over time. There are no known limits to the frequency of treatments, yet treatment to the same site would be probably be space out 6-8 weeks.
Women generally show signs of aging that would benefit from a facelift or scar less facelift by the age of 40. If you look in the mirror and lift your skin or neck to make yourself look the way you want, then you may be ready for a facelift. Think about it this way; doing a facelift before you look old then allows you to have a young, natural look for the majority of you life. So if your plastic surgeon says you are a good candidate, then you can decide if you want to look younger or better now, instead of waiting until you look old.
The hands show age. Whether it is prominent veins or bones in your hands or wrinkles and sun spots, there are several options. Most options involve lasers or peels to address the skin quality and sun spots. For most of the other problems, it would require injectable fillers, such as Juvederm or Restylane. For more optimal and more permanent results, fat injections are a good solution.
In my practice, noticeable scars are not acceptable. Every patient that has surgery with me will have optimal scarring too since I am proud of our patient’s results. I have a proprietary scar cream that has been used on professional athletes for over 15 years that works very well to expedite scar healing. This same formula is used on post surgical patients. At the Optimization Centre, I have 3 different lasers that we utilize for improving the appearance of scars. Silicone sheeting is important to use to flat and prevent scars from widening.
I treat acne scarring in adolescents and adults and it is treatable with an experience plastic surgeon. I use a combination of laser treatments for the contour and discoloration. Our skin care consultants and programs help repair the skin before more invasive treatments are performed. Acne scarring can also be improved with surgiwire treatment for underneath scarring. Also Percutaneous Cutaneous Induction is another option that is effective.
Breast augmentation is the most common elective plastic surgery done in women. There are risks that are included with other surgeries as scarring, infection, implant malposition, numbness and capsular contracture.
Botox works by relaxing the muscles of expression. When done by an experienced plastic surgeon, it works very reliably and will provide natural appearance.
Laser recovery will vary depending on the depth of the wrinkles or sun damage being removed. It could last from 1-8 days. Sometimes it is short enough to do in preparation for that special day.
Some lasers treat hyperpigmentation. But it is important to go to an experienced plastic surgeon that will counsel you on a skin care regimen and then match the right laser. The wrong combination will make the hyperpigmentation worse.
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