BRA Day USA– Closing the loop on Breast Cancer

Bra Day USA

By now most of us know that the month of October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness, we wear our pink in support, walk in memory of to honor the brave who have fought this disease, but today specifically is for Breast Reconstruction Awareness known as BRA Day. The goal is to educate, inform and provide access for breast cancer survivors of their breast reconstruction options. In America, 7 out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer needing a mastectomy are not aware of their breast reconstruction options. As a result, less than 1 in 5 women who choose to undergo a mastectomy will go on to have breast reconstruction.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women after skin cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Most of us have been touched by cancer or know someone who has. How can you help?

Make a donation that will benefit the Breast Reconstruction Awareness fund of the Plastic Surgery Foundation: http://www.bradayusa.org/donate.html. No gift is too small, and your generosity will help tremendously.

Each and every woman battling breast cancer deserves to know her options.

Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation

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Yes. You can have a Breast Augmentation and go back to normal activities the VERY SAME DAY.

Breast Augmentation is the most popular and most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S. It’s ideal for women who wish to enhance, regain or restore volume and balance to their bodies.

At the WG, Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation is the hottest, new approach and our patients love it. What makes recovery so quick? The secret lies in a gentle surgical approach and having our patients get active immediately after surgery.

During surgery, Dr. Weiland gently and efficiently dissects tissues while creating the implant pocket. This minimizes trauma to the breast tissues and shortens a patient’s time under anesthesia. Less anesthesia is then absorbed and metabolized within the body. After surgery then, the body has less to release. Also, gentle tissue dissection leads to less bruising and less bruising leads to less post-operative pain. It’s a win-win!

After surgery, patients are encouraged to get back-to-life. Within an hour or two, patients are required to get outside, walk, shop or to do light housework. They are asked to complete a routine series of prescribed over-the-head exercises. To help with the soreness, patients rely solely on Ibuprofen.

With Rapid Recovery, the earlier a patient gets active the less stiffness and pain sets in quickening the recovery process.
This is contrary to the traditional post-operative surgical regimen still prescribed widely by plastic surgeons. The typical post-op plan is to have a patient rest and not raise her arms above her head. This leads to a longer, more painful recovery. Why? Stiffness sets in with less movement. Then the cycle starts – more stiffness, more pain, more recovery time needed.

Our patients have been amazed. They tell us that they have gone to the movies, out to eat and shopping with family and friends the very same day and still feel great afterwards. They often find the initial exercising challenging but say they adapt quickly and actually love getting back into their normal routine. They also tell us that they are amazed at how well and clear thinking they feel so fast.

Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation is the perfect procedure for patients who are having their first Breast Augmentation. However, a traditional recovery regimen is still recommended for patients requiring breast revisions, lifts or reductions.

How Old is Too Old for Cosmetic Surgery?

CoupleMost people believe cosmetic surgery is riskier for senior citizens than younger adults. However, would be wrong according to a recent study by plastic surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center identifying senior citizens are at no higher risk for complications from cosmetic surgery than younger patients that was just released. The doctors analyzed data from more than 129,000 patients during a five-year period and found there was no difference in the number in the rate of complications for individuals older or younger than 65 years old.

“Our study demonstrated that patients over 65 can safely undergo cosmetic procedures with a complications rate similar to younger patients when surgery is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon,” said Max Yezhelyev, M.D., Ph.D., the author of the study and a plastic surgery resident at Vanderbilt.

There are an increasing number of older patients undergoing cosmetic surgery every year the study also revealed.Senior patients accounted for more than 6,700 of the participants included in the database with an average age of 69. The younger patients in the study age averaged 39.The rate of major postoperative complications after cosmetic procedures among elderly patients was 1.94%, as compared to 1.84%for the younger group. The average age in the study was 69 years old. However, when looking at patients 80 and over with the average age being 82, the rate of complication was only 2.2 percent compared to 1.9 percent for younger patients. As you can see, there’s not much of a difference.

Facial procedures were the most common in patients over 65. Surprisingly, most of the older patients were men, rather than females. The demographics of younger patients included more females.

Stephen Weiland, M.D. founder of the Weiland Group is a double board certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience working with all age groups. He can answer all of your questions to help you feel better about deciding to make positive changes to the way you look and feel.

 

photo_drI wanted to spend just a minute with you and discuss a subject of credentialing as I have been hearing more and more about blunders and problems in the world of plastic and cosmetic surgery. It certainly goes without questions that as the world of medicine is changing and insurance reimbursements are continuing to decline, so are more non-qualified doctors and even NON-physicians getting into this market to cash in. OMG, this has become an epidemic and so many innocent patients are paying the price.

Becoming a plastic surgeon is a life long endeavor that requires, not only years of education and training but, ongoing learning and experience as well. Only after four years of medical school, 5 years of a general surgery residency, 2 years of plastic surgery training and another year of an additional fellowship in a plastic surgical specialty, did I become eligible to qualify for board certification! Then it required passing both a written and subsequent oral examination to finally meet the high standards to become a board certified plastic surgeon. But it wasn’t over as my entire career has required ongoing training, education and examinations to maintain my status.

Unfortunately, many states, including Michigan, do not regulate who does what and where. Your obstetrician or family doctor, for example, can perform procedures in their offices that would scare you if you realized how little training and experience they had! And companies, such as implant or laser manufacturers don’t help as they will sell to anyone who will buy from them. Although most hospitals require only board certified plastic surgeons to have privileges, this does not stop all the others from having their own facilities and operating there. We are then left to pick up the pieces but only after it is often too late:(.

When searching for a surgeon, make sure they are certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and that they have full privileges (in this specialty) at a fully credentialed hospital. I would encourage any of you seeking to have any plastic or cosmetic procedures in the future to consider this, and although cost may be a factor to take shortcuts, the price to be paid if disaster strikes will be so much more in the long run.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

Dr. Kayser

How to choose the right Breast size for you

brasOnce you have decided to have a Breast Augmentation, how do you decide what size implant is best for you?

The goal of Breast Augmentation is to change your breast size proportionally making them larger and fuller in shape. If you’re not sure what breast size you would like to be ask your surgeon a lot questions and look at as many pre- and post-op pictures of patients who are similar in body shape. When it comes to implants, what looks good on one woman may not look good on another.

At your consultation, we will evaluate your chest wall and breasts, including the base and width of your breasts. An implant that fits your width, size and build will create a naturally proportional look. While many women prefer a natural look to make their implants less obvious, others opt for a more dramatic look. Remember…the larger your implant size, the more vulnerable you may be to breast implant complications.

The shape of your body and your lifestyle also should be taken into consideration when choosing your size. For instance, if you are involved in sports, or other physical activities, the size and weight of larger implants will put stress on your breasts and may cause more drooping.

Dr. Weiland believes spending time with patient’s pre-operatively leads to happier patient outcomes and dramatically decreases the need for future re-operations. To help make the right choice, he suggests looking through before and after photographs and trying on implants in different sizes at his office to help you visualize your perfect new size.

Call The Weiland Group today at 702.254.0500 and schedule your consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Stephen W. Weiland, M.D. to discuss your breast surgery goals.

When is the best age it to get a Facelift?

The primary goal of a Facelift is usually to correct sagging skin around the face, particularly at the jawline and in the cheeks, jowls, and neck areas. Other initial signs of aging typically repaired by a Facelift are the deep creases around the mouth area called the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, displaced facial fat, and creased skin in the neck area.

The most important factorsare having significant facial aging changes that can best be corrected with a Facelift, you want to have the procedure, and if you are healthy enough to have the procedure. Your age is a secondary factor.

Today, those considering a Facelift are often looking to appear more youthful for personal to professional reasons. Many prefer to have the surgery earlier and then maintain a rested, refreshed look with the ongoing help of non-surgical options like Botox, dermal fillers, and medical peels, facials and by-prescription products.

A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Vol 129.no1.p263) looked at the age a patient chooses to have a Facelift and compared it with their long term satisfaction and results. The younger patients had longer lasting effects from their surgery and were more satisfied. Independent surgeon rating of the results also favored the younger patient.The women in the study were grouped by age, under 50, 50-60, and over 60. The over 60 group consistently rated their early and long term satisfaction as lower than those in the two younger groups.

At The Weiland Group we understand having a Facelift is a very personal decision that you should make in a consultation with Stephen Weiland, M.D., a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

If you wish to restore a more youthful appearance to your face, we welcome you to contact our practice by calling 702.254.0500 today. Dr. Weiland and his experienced staff look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve lasting results.

Make-up

Spring Cleaning! Getting Rid of Your Old Makeup

Most beauty products are designed to stay fresh for a specified period of time then they start to break down. Hanging on to your skincare or makeup past its expiration date, might be causing skin problems. Using a product beyond its expiration date may seem harmless, but expired beauty products can carry a range of bacteria.

In a 2013 study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science evaluated the makeup routines and habits of 44 women ranging in ages 18 to 28, and the results showed 70% of women in the study used some type of expired product, mostly eye makeup mascara, eyeliner, and eye shadow.

Products that contain water as one of the first ingredients have the shortest shelf life after opening because water encourages the growth of bacteria and products made up of almost no water (such as powders) last the longest. Also products are susceptible to bacterial contamination and breakdown from exposure to air. If you have a product that is discolored, runny or lumpy, has separated, developed a strange odor, or feels different on the skin than it once did, then by all means throw it away.

Here is what you need to know on the shelf life of your favorite makeup and skincare products, and how to spot those that are past their prime.

Lotions and Perfume
Recommended replacement: 3-4 years
Body lotion and perfumes typically tend to last longer than most. Although, at times it is hard to remember how long you’ve actually had that scented body lotion. So, if it has changed color from a bright white to an unappealing yellow that seems thinner or more watery than when you initially purchased it, replace it.
As for perfume, alcohol is a natural preserver, keep it in a cool, dark place, and it should last for a few of years. When the scent of the perfume smells different, you should toss it.

Skincare Products
Recommended replacement: 1 year
Typically, you shouldn’t hold onto skin-care products for more than. Products that fight wrinkles, or acne are typically only formulated to be active for a year.

Sunscreen
Recommended replacement: 1 year
Sunscreen should be replaced every year, however, if your formula comes out runny or has turned from white to yellow, this could mean the active ingredients might be compromised and most likely will not protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Be sure to always pay attention to the way the products looks.

Makeup
Recommended replacement: Loose compact powder last for about 1 to 2 years
Recommended replacement: Powder blush last for about 1 to 2 years
Recommended replacement: Foundations 6 months to 1 year
Powdered beauty products contain the least amount of water, making it harder for bacteria to grow. However, the brushes you use to apply the powder may carry dangerous bacteria. Invest in a brush sanitizer and clean your brushes regularly to prevent breakouts and bacteria growth. Within just months, foundation can start to grow bacteria that present health risks to your skin. Every time you touch your makeup, you transfer germs to them and ultimately to your face. Try to keep your fingers out of products. As oils rise to the top, and the consistency thickens, the odds of bacterial growth increase. This can lead to breakouts or irritation, even infection.

Mascara
Recommended replacement: 3 months
A mascara tube is a dark, wet environment which is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Also, every time you re-insert the brush into the tube you double dip, all of which increases the risk of an eye infection.Pumping the wand pushes air into the tube, causing it to dry out faster. Try slowly draw out and twist the brush instead.

Eyeliner and Eye Shadow
Recommended replacement: Liquid eyeliners, 3 months
Recommended replacement: cream eye shadows, 6 months
Recommended replacement: pencil eyeliners and powder eye shadows, 2 years
Eye makeup is especially vulnerable to bacteria, so start reviewing your makeup collection for expiration dates. Pencil eyeliners can be renewed by sharpening after each use. Expired powdered eye shadows tend to be more flaky and dry.

Lipstick and Lip liner
Recommended replacement: Lipstick and gloss, 2 years
Recommended replacement: Lip liner 2 years or more
The water content in lipstick makes them potential mini reservoirs of bacteria so avoid sharing it with others. Also, if you get a cold sore, throw out all lip products you are using.
Another way to tell that lip gloss has passed its expiration date is if it you notice color changes or you see mold, get rid of them.

Here are some easy tips for prolonging the shelf life of your products:

Things to remember:

Store your products in a cabinet or drawer
Wash your hands before using products
Tighten/secure the cap after each use
Toss out eye/lip products after you’ve had an eye infection or cold sore

Things to avoid:

Storing your products in direct sunlight
Sharing your products with others
Adding water or saliva to thin out or remoisten your products
Pumping your mascara

Remember: If it smells funny, looks odd or the texture has changed definitely replace it! Also, keep in mind that smell is one of the first properties to change when a formula has expired.

Dr Weiland and all us of here at The Weiland Group want to make sure that you have the latest information to keep you informed. Call us today to see if we can be of any assistance 702.254.0500.

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Hello. This is Dr Kayser and I’m excited to introduce our new website at image by design plastic surgery in Saint Clair Shores Michigan. We have been fortunate to have had a long history of patients who have discovered our website in the past who have clearly indicated that the site was attractive and user-friendly in addition to offering a wide range all the information that they found helpful in seeking out the procedures of their choice. However, as much we loved our old website, it became evident that newer ideas and approaches were necessary to allow more current opportunities to best present our practice to you. I have always taken great pride in providing my patients with the most up-to-date techniques and services and my website is no less important. We hope that you find our new website to be even more revealing, efficient and user-friendly than our previous version. Of course, should you have any concerns or observations regarding its use or interface capability, please feel free to contact me directly so that further improvements can be made. As always, I look forward in seeing you visit us at image by design plastic surgery. I wish you a wonderful day and holidays as well!

I wanted to spend just a minute with you and discuss a subject of credentialing as I have been hearing more and more about blunders and problems in the world of plastic and cosmetic surgery. It certainly goes without questions that as the world of medicine is changing and insurance reimbursements are continuing to decline, so are more non-qualified doctors and even NON-physicians getting into this market to cash in. OMG, this has become an epidemic and so many innocent patients are paying the price.

Becoming a plastic surgeon is a life long endeavor that requires, not only years of education and training but, ongoing learning and experience as well. Only after four years of medical school, 5 years of a general surgery residency, 2 years of plastic surgery training and another year of an additional fellowship in a plastic surgical specialty, did I become eligible to qualify for board certification! Then it required passing both a written and subsequent oral examination to finally meet the high standards to become a board certified plastic surgeon. But it wasn’t over as my entire career has required ongoing training, education and examinations to maintain my status.

Unfortunately, many states, including Michigan, do not regulate who does what and where. Your obstetrician or family doctor, for example, can perform procedures in their offices that would scare you if you realized how little training and experience they had! And companies, such as implant or laser manufacturers don’t help as they will sell to anyone who will buy from them. Although most hospitals require only board certified plastic surgeons to have privileges, this does not stop all the others from having their own facilities and operating there. We are then left to pick up the pieces but only after it is often too late:(.

When searching for a surgeon, make sure they are certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and that they have full privileges (in this specialty) at a fully credentialed hospital. I would encourage any of you seeking to have any plastic or cosmetic procedures in the future to consider this, and although cost may be a factor to take shortcuts, the price to be paid if disaster strikes will be so much more in the long run.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

Melek Kayser MD

29167 Jefferson Avenue St Clair Shores, Michigan48081
Phone: (586) 776-3223

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Hello. This is Dr Kayser and I’m excited to introduce our new website at image by design plastic surgery in Saint Clair Shores Michigan. We have been fortunate to have had a long history of patients who have discovered our website in the past who have clearly indicated that the site was attractive and user-friendly in addition to offering a wide range all the information that they found helpful in seeking out the procedures of their choice. However, as much we loved our old website, it became evident that newer ideas and approaches were necessary to allow more current opportunities to best present our practice to you. I have always taken great pride in providing my patients with the most up-to-date techniques and services and my website is no less important. We hope that you find our new website to be even more revealing, efficient and user-friendly than our previous version. Of course, should you have any concerns or observations regarding its use or interface capability, please feel free to contact me directly so that further improvements can be made. As always, I look forward in seeing you visit us at image by design plastic surgery. I wish you a wonderful day and holidays as well!

Cosmetic Surgery Financing in Today’s Market

As the market for cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures grows, patients are always searching for new, innovative ways to pay for their treatments.

The Weiland Group is happy to announce its partnership with American HealthCare Lending. Instead of using your high-interest credit cards for elective cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures, AHCL now offers you affordable simple interest loans with no prepayment penalties, no retroactive interest, longer terms for lower monthly payments, an inquiry process that will only take you minutes to complete anywhere on any device, and the pre-approval process doesn’t negatively impact your credit.

Financing

WHAT THEY FINANCE
You can wrap up all of your surgery-related costs and cover it with your AHCL loan!
American HealthCare Lending finances treatments, procedures, medications, anesthesia, facility fees, recovery care, surgical garments, travel and lodging, etc.

HOW TO OBTAIN AN AHCL LOAN
It’s easy. Go to www.drstephenmiller.com, click on the AHCL logo and get started with your pre-approval process. Enter your information and our provider number. You’ll receive an email decision upon approval and funding within minutes. Then just select one of the loans offered and verify your personal information. Loans are funded directly to the bank account of the individual listed on the loan.

OTHER PAYMENT OPTIONS TODAY
Dr Stephen Miller still offers traditional payment options such as cash, cashier’s checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and lay-a-way plans. In addition, if you’re interested in opening a heath care-related credit card, we also participate with Care Credit which offers 0% interest rate for 6 and 12 months and 14.9% interest on extended payment options for 24 to 60 months.

A local woman openly takes us through her very personal story of finding and beating breast cancer.
http://www.fox2detroit.com/healthworks-sponsored-by-henry-ford-health-system/30746603-story

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“I was lying in bed reading and, for whatever reason, I felt a twinge and reached over and did a squeeze and felt a really big lump. So, that was three weeks from doing a self-exam and feeling nothing to feeling a really large lump,” she remembers.

That lump would change everything.

Susan was quickly diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

“Horrified. I was terrified. It’s a very frightening diagnosis,” she says. Her first instinct is to get rid of the cancer with chemo and then with a double mastectomy.

“Whatever I could do to live was the only thing that was important to me,” she says. But at the same time Susan methodically considered her treatment options.
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“Then you start thinking, ‘Well, why shouldn’t I look as good as I can?'” she says. That’s how she ended up at St. John Hospital with plastic surgeon Dr. Melek Kayser. Susan decided on a lesser known option called fat grafting, or moving the fat from one part of her body to another.

“We create the entire breast mound from a patient’s body fat,” Dr. Kayser explains.

First there’s liposuction, then that fat is processed and injected.

“I was lying in bed reading and, for whatever reason, I felt a twinge and reached over and did a squeeze and felt a really big lump. So, that was three weeks from doing a self-exam and feeling nothing to feeling a really large lump,” she remembers.

That lump would change everything.

Susan was quickly diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

“Horrified. I was terrified. It’s a very frightening diagnosis,” she says. Her first instinct is to get rid of the cancer with chemo and then with a double mastectomy.

“Whatever I could do to live was the only thing that was important to me,” she says. But at the same time Susan methodically considered her treatment options.

“Then you start thinking, ‘Well, why shouldn’t I look as good as I can?'” she says. That’s how she ended up at St. John Hospital with plastic surgeon Dr. Melek Kayser. Susan decided on a lesser known option called fat grafting, or moving the fat from one part of her body to another.

“We create the entire breast mound from a patient’s body fat,” Dr. Kayser explains.

First there’s liposuction, then that fat is processed and injected.

Trend Alert: Patients want to look like they do with Instagram filters

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While it’s not uncommon for those seeking cosmetic procedures to request certain celebrities’ features, the latest plastic surgery trend sees women using their own edited snapshots and flawlessly filtered Instagram selfies.

According to a study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, one in three plastic surgeons have seen an uptick in requests for facial plastic surgery procedures due to people wanting to look better in selfies. Many attribute this to the use of filters on Instagram, the social media app. Instagram has a number of filters that allow people to see a better version of themselves with a swipe of their finger. These filters are being used so often, people regularly see the potential for beauty, and come into plastic surgeon’s offices with questions about how to achieve “that look.”

Filters are increasingly popular, with the Willow filter making faces look a little more defined and the Early bird filter giving a warmer, softer glow. According to The Daily News, certain filters, such as Rise and Toaster, can de-emphasize pores and imperfections by highlighting your skin, while others such as black and white filters are eliminating red or ruddy complexions.

Many patients coming into their plastic surgeons’ offices are generally concerned with wrinkles around their mouth, their complexion, and dark spots or red spots. Non-surgical treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels can take care are many of these issues.

One patient used Instagram filters to disguise her sagging jowl. Realizing that she wanted to look like she did in her edited photos, she opted to have a neck lift after showing her surgeon her Instagram pics and is no longer using filters on her selfies.

The future of social media, is visual content. Everybody has a phone, can take a picture and share it easily. The question becomes what is the image you want to show? And selfie is one way in which you can control that.

Although this new trend may seem odd, it is considered by those in the industry as a step in the right direction. For one, the people who ask for these procedures do not wish to look like another person. They only want to be better or younger-looking versions of themselves. This goes right along with the known positive effects of plastic surgery and an individual’s confidence.

The AAFPRS said this new selfie driven trend shows no sign of declining as there’s been a 33% bump in procedures driven by self-awareness from social media since 2013. After all, selfie sticks were ‘must-have gifts of this past holiday season.’

The Weiland Group wants you to be the best version of you, inside and out! Dr. Weiland is always available to discuss all of your concerns and expectations. Call 702.254.0500 today to schedule your complimentary consultation!

2 for 1: Remove the Fat and Sculpt the Body

Full beautiful bottoms are a sign of youth and vitality, and enlargement procedures are becoming increasingly popular. Statistically, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) notes that buttock augmentation took one of the top spots recently for the most significant increases in the number of procedures performed, by a whopping 58 percent!

This comes as no surprise to board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Peter Fodor. “We’ve seen a significant increase in buttock augmentation in the U.S. It was slow catching on, but that’s no longer the case.”

Celebrities Jennifer Lopez, along with Kim Kardashian’s voluptuous body could be attributed to some of the buttock enlargement frenzy!
Sculpting the Entire Body

“Not only do we harvest fat to create a full beautiful bottom, we also sculpt the body,” says Fodor. “It’s a 2 for 1 procedure.”

“Buttock augmentation gives you curves you never had and makes you feel sexier and more confident in clothing that you were never able to quite fill out.”

Finding the right balance, and ensuring your body is in proportion requires a lot of artistic sense, judgment and finesse.

“When considering the procedure, the best results are from board certified plastic surgeons who are willing to devote ample time to assessing the appropriate hip to waist ratio.”

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How Buttock Augmentation is Performed

Buttock augmentation reshapes and enhances your gluteal area, for an uplifted and shapelier buttock profile. Fat grafting with your own natural fatty tissue is frequently used.

“We can perform augmentation with an implant. However the preferable method in my practice is to use a patient’s own tissues (fat) and occasionally combine it with an implant,” says Dr. Fodor. “First, we evaluate where there is sufficient donor fat. Those areas are then suctioned, leaving a more aesthetically pleasing contour. The fat is appropriately processed and reinjected into the buttock area creating a beautiful overall figure.”

Buttock with fat grafting

Candidates for the procedure

If your buttocks are too small for your body frame
If your buttock shape is too flat or square and you would like more curves and a more youthful appearance
If weight loss or the aging process has left your buttocks loose, sagging, and/or flat
If clothes and swimwear do not fit properly

Fat is a good thing … like money in the bank!

“When people think about fat, it’s often viewed as an ugly reminder to lose weight,” says Fodor. “It doesn’t need to be perceived that way. The way we are able to harvest fat and successfully attach to stem cells our success rate is phenomenal.”

“Appropriate fat harvesting and the addition of stem cells, also isolated and derived from fat, has led to a phenomenal success rate.”

“As it turns out in my practice, at least 80 percent of the fat transferred survives. What you see at three months is a permanent result. This is quite exciting!”

Dr. Fodor perfected his technique of implant augmentation during dozens of teaching trips to Rio de Janeiro and other areas of Brazil. Using your own fat remains the preferred method at his practice.
Recovery

There is initial swelling and some pain associated with buttock augmentation. More with the implants however, than with transferring fat. When compared to buttock implants, recovery time for fat transfer patients is more rapid.

Most normal activities can be resumed within the first week and on average most people are back to work within a week or 10 days.

Consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon is the way to evaluate what works best for YOU!

Visit  http://www.peterfodormd.com for more information about plastic surgery.

 

Dr. Stephen Miller has a keen eye for aesthetic quality. He brings to his Las Vegas plastic surgery practice a unique blend of intense training, surgical excellence, deep compassion, and unparalleled artistic judgment.

Our elegant plastic surgery office in Las Vegas Nevada is the perfect place in which to research your cosmetic surgery procedure. At the office of Dr. Stephen Miller, we have a deep understanding of the important role that physical image plays in life, yet we never lose sight of emotional well being. Our approach to cosmetic surgery integrates both body and mind to promote overall health. Our guiding principle is to treat you with the utmost respect, help you make an educated decision about surgery, and to provide you with the finest medical services in the safest, most professional environment.

Combining artistry with state-of-the-art medical technology, Dr. Stephen Miller offers a comprehensive range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to help you improve your appearance and elevate your self-confidence. Whether you are considering cosmetic or reconstructive surgery at our offices, Dr. Miller and his staff will help you understand your available options. We will work with you personally, to first determine what you wish to achieve cosmetically and then use all of our skills, talents and technological capabilities to help you reach these goals. We will provide unparalleled follow-up services to ensure you realize maximum results as well as peace of mind.

Contact us online or call us at 702-369-1001 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Stephen M. Miller, MD, PC, FACS

8435 South Eastern Avenue #100 Las Vegas, NV 89123

Phone: (702) 369-1001

http://www.drstephenmiller.com/

Just like any other plastic surgery, neck lift surgery, also carries potential complications and risks. It is also known as platysmaplasty (generally used as a medical term). It is performed to cure or correct wrinkled or sagging skin in the jaw as well as the neck area. Usually, sagging occurs because of aging and weight loss; however, certain hormonal changes could also be responsible for this type of issue.  

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH
The most ideal approach to avoid any problems that could arise because of a neck lift surgery procedure is to choose a reputed specialist and have an intensive discussion with him regarding the potential risks. Good mental as well as the physical health is very important before undergoing an operation; a plastic surgeon might not perform the procedure before making sure that you are physically and mentally fit. Anesthesia is a critical thing; that is why many surgeons offer to perform facelift together with neck lift, if that is also required.  

EXPERIENCE OF THE SURGEON
Your surgeon must have a successful surgery history as well as good experience, as these are the two most crucial qualities required to perform any kind of plastic surgery. The potential complications can be avoided easily if the surgeon has experience. Also, the risk of scarring will also be reduced.

AVOIDING COMPLICATIONSThe neck lift surgery complications are similar with other plastic surgeries such as anesthesia side effects and infection. Pre-surgery planning as well as the preparation can avoid these complications. If you are allergic to certain things, you should share this information with the surgeon before undergoing the process. You will not face any complication or issues, if you truly follow the recovery instructions as well as the aftercare guidelines, specified by your surgeon.

 BOTTOM LINE
To lower the chances of infection after the surgery, you should try to keep the area clean and avoid anything that will hurt or wound. Wearing headbands as well as the surgical dressing so important as well. All this will be recommended by your surgeon, so do not worry about "how to" and "what to". Your surgeon will guide you properly. If you feel any kind of discomfort or unusual pain, you need to contact your surgeon as soon as possible. Excessive swelling may occur due to blood clotting or due to a kind of infection. Contact your surgeon sooner will help in eliminating the risks and treating the issue. As mentioned above, having a good surgeon is the best thing to avoid complications.

Cosmetic dentistry in the current age is so much recommended by the world. Cosmetic dentistry is not a process or process; it is a dental field which addresses cosmetic dental procedures. It is really preferred because the dental hygiene is a significant thing in the entire world; people judge you by your dental hygiene. No-one is going to observe you by your heart, everyone cares about visual impacts. Which may be the reason many of us want fantastic white teeth in good shape. While some people want it done to cure their dental issues. Either way, present day cosmetic dentistry is getting increasingly popular.

THE Evaluation

The the latest tooth doctor has many options for you to choose from. They also arrange inexpensive techniques so that their clients do not hesitate for the treatment method. Nowadays, you don't have to be skeptical about anything because you can get consultancy from the dental surgeon which include all your queries. Usually, the dentist will assess you through the x-rays of your teeth and by researching the condition. This assessment will decide which cosmetic dentistry practice is designed for you. Your cosmetic dentistry expectations can meet easily with cheap packages.

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The Truth about Dental Insurance

Matthew Norman, DDS and Michelle Phillips, RDH

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Many people understand the basics of medical insurance and assume dental insurance will work in a similar way, but the two are very different.   Medical insurance tends to be financially comprehensive to the patient once a certain deductible is met, while dental insurance is simply a contribution to the patient based on a yearly maximum amount.  In fact, these yearly maximum contributions have not had a meaningful increase since the 1970’s, when dental insurance became common.  During that time the cost of dental care has risen substantially.  Dental insurance is intended to supplement treatment costs, unlike health insurance.

The number one question we receive about dental insurance is “Are you in my network?”  If a dental office is a part of a PPO (preferred provider organization), the office has signed a contract with an insurance company to set their fees at a level determined by the insurer.  In return, the insurance company will direct enrolled participants to dentists that participate in the network.  In essence, the dentist is accepting a lower fee-for-service in order to increase patient volumes.

Here are some key points about dental insurance:

Dental insurance companies set a deductible per policy.  Most policies have an annual deductible of $50 on any dental procedure that isn’t classified as Preventive.  This means if you only come in to the office for your hygiene visit, exams and x-rays, you will not have to pay the deductible; but, if you need to have a cavity filled, crown, root canal, tooth extraction, you will be responsible for paying that deductible.  The deductible is also per person on the policy…this means that if you have a family policy and one person has met their $50 deductible and another person on the same policy then needs restorative treatment, their deductible must be met as well.

Dental insurance policies have a yearly maximum.  Most policies tend to have a set maximum anywhere from $1000-1500.  Again, this is per person on the policy.  Another misconception is that preventive treatment isn’t a part of this, but it is.  Once the insurance company has paid its maximum per person for that year, any additional costs incurred are 100% paid by the patient.

Dental insurance policies set up a table as to how much they will pay per procedure.  Some common percentages are: Preventive at 100%, Basic at 80% and Major at 50%.  Common preventive procedures are dental cleanings, exams, x-rays, and sealants for children.  Basic procedures may include dental fillings and simple extractions.  Major procedures may include crowns and root canals.  Your insurance provider will then pay a percentage of the “usual and customary” fee charged by your dental office.  For example, if an office charges $90 for a dental cleaning but the fee established by the insurance company is $75, they will pay 100% of the $75.  The patient is responsible for paying the remaining $15.  Another example…if an office charges $200 for a filling on a front tooth but the “usual and customary” fee is $180, they will pay 80% of $180…your total portion of that filling would be $56 (your 20% would be $36 plus the additional $20 for the difference in the fee and the “usual and customary ” fee).  This assumes the deductible has been met.

Here are some other common stipulations with dental insurance:

Some policies do not cover a tooth-colored or composite resin filling on a back tooth.  In this case, they will pay what they would pay for a silver or amalgam filling.  Example: the fee for a silver filling on a back tooth may be $150 while the tooth-colored filling is $200.  The insurance company will pay 80% of $150…you will be responsible for the difference in cost, as well as your 20% co-insurance.
Dental sealants for children have an age limit.  Policies can vary on the maximum age this benefit is payable to.  Some policies me cover children up to 12 years of age, while some may will cover an individual up to 19 years of age.
Most dental x-rays have time restraints.  Most bitewing films will be paid once a year, whereas a panoramic film or full series is covered every three to five years.
Fluoride treatments often have an age limit.  Most policies will only cover a fluoride treatment for someone less than 18 years of age.
Most dental cleanings are covered at a rate of twice per year.  Some policies are written that they will cover two cleanings per calendar year (you can have one today and one tomorrow and they will pay for both).  Most policies are written to cover cleanings once every six months (meaning you have to wait six months and one day until they will cover another cleaning).
If you have a crown that needs to be replaced, most insurance companies will not cover a replacement unless it has been at least 5-10 years.
If you were to have a tooth extracted for any reason and do not have it replaced (i.e. with a bridge, partial denture or an implant) while on the same policy, your next dental insurance policy likely will not pay to have it replaced due to a Missing Tooth Clause.
If you do not use your entire maximum for one calendar year, it does not carry over.  If you don’t use it, you lose it!

Be sure you know your dental insurance policy.  The more you understand the way dental insurance works, the more prepared you will be in planning for dental care expenditures.

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Typical braces are not the most appealing option for adults uncomfortable with their teeth. The thought of chunky, metal brackets and wires may seem daunting to those who have professional and family lives. Thankfully, you can now feel confident about your smile not only after your teeth are straight, but during! Invisalign invisible braces provide straightening treatment while looking your best!

Invisalign works by using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners. Whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart or have shifted, Invisalign may be right for you. Upon an initial examination, the dentists of Norman Dental will decide if Invisalign is right for you.

He will then write a treatment plan and take an impression of your teeth. Thanks to the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign carefully translates the doctors instructions into a series of precisely customized aligners. The aligners will move your teeth gradually week by week until you achieve the smile you have always desired.

Also, it’s important to remember that even though you may want to straighten your teeth for cosmetic dentistry reasons, straighter teeth and a proper bite are beneficial to periodontal health.

Don’t wait another day! Get the braces you’ve always needed without compromising on your confidence with Invisalign! Make an appointment with Norman Dental today at 336-282-2120.

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Out with the old and in with the new! You no longer have to deal with the look and feel of metal crowns because advancements in dentistry can give you tooth-colored crowns that give you a completely enhanced and natural look. Tooth-colored crowns are made to look and function just like a real tooth, complete with crevices along the chewing surfaces.

Tooth-colored crowns are to repair the following:

Broken Teeth
Severely Decayed Teeth
Large Fillings
Fractured Teeth
Root Canals

Whether you are living or suffering from broken or decayed teeth, and haven’t done anything about it, now is the time! Get your oral health back in top shape and look natural while doing it!

It’s time to call Norman Dental and ask about how tooth-colored crowns can rejuvenate your smile. Call today at 336-282-2120 and learn more about restorative dentistry.

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October is Dental Hygiene Month and everyone knows that brushing your teeth regularly is the key to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. With that comes choosing the right toothbrush for your teeth. Here are some tips on how to pick out the right toothbrush for you!

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Make sure the toothbrush that you choose is ADA approved to ensure that the bristles are not too hard for your teeth. You’ll use it more effectively if it is better suited for your own personal set of teeth.

Size Matters

The size of your toothbrush should depend on how comfortably it will fit in your mouth. If you have a small mouth, pick a smaller toothbrush.

Now that you have your toothbrush picked out, make sure you pick out a toothpaste that is well suited to your teeth type. If you want a whiter smile, try picking out a whitening toothpaste. If you want a protectant toothpaste, go for ones that have baking soda in them.

Picking out your products is only half the battle. Using your toothbrush effectively is incredibly important as well.

Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day, preferably after each meal.
Take at least 2-3 minutes to brush your teeth.
Don’t brush too roughly, use a gentle motion so you don’t damage your gums.
Focus on cleaning every tooth surface.

Follow this guide and you should be on your way to a cleaner, healthier smile! To make sure your teeth and gums are as healthy as they should be, make an appointment today with Norman Dental at 336-282-2120.

 

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According to a new study appearing in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, red wine as well as grape seed extract could potentially help fight off cavities.

Cavities are a widespread problem that affects about 60-90 percent of the global population. As it affects the large majority of the global population, researchers and medical practitioners around the world are looking for any type of technique to help stop the growing problem. As the linkage between oral health and systematic health grows closer and closer, researchers believe we are moments away from a poor health outbreak in almost every country of the world. News that should shock a majority.

As health issues rise, researchers turned to an unlikely source for help. A study was conducted in which scientists dipped certain biofilms responsible for dental diseases in a couple of different liquids. Red wine with and without alcohol both being included in the study, the data suggested that red wines with or without the alcohol and liquids containing grape seed extract were the most effective in getting rid of that bacteria.

Red wine among other alcohols have raised concerns in the past pertaining to and individual’s health, however red wine has also been linked to raising a healthy heart. Oddly enough, this links to oral health, as those who have a healthier mouth have less risk of any type of cardiovascular disease.

Be sure to keep your teeth and gums healthy to avoid tooth decay, periodontal disease and heart issues. Make an appointment today for a check up with Norman Dental at 336-282-2120.

It’s that time of year! We have so many delicious treats to indulge in and festivities to attend. Sweets and other goodies are one of the things people look forward to during the holiday season. You may have a family favorite recipe or enjoy the special holiday store baked goods. (See below for a Norman Dental favorite recipe.) Indulging on sugary foods can lead to cavities if you don’t take proper care of your teeth. Be merry this holiday season and enjoy your favorite sweets! Just be sure to take proper care of your teeth. Here are some tips to help you do that.

Use Straws

You can minimize the damage that sugary beverages do to your teeth by using a straw. Straws help reduce the amount of the beverage that comes in contact with your teeth. They also help prevent staining.

Chew Sugar Free Gum

Sugar free gum can actually protect your teeth from cavities. Chewing sugar-free gum can stimulate the production of saliva. Saliva naturally cleans your teeth and mouth. Chewing sugar-free gum can also help prevent the plaque in the mouth from creating extra acid. Furthermore, sugar-free gum can help balance the PH in the mouth.

Eat Your Snacks with a Meal

It is better to eat sugary foods as a part of a meal instead of eating them alone. More saliva is produced when you eat large meals, and this helps prevent food from sticking to your teeth. The saliva also helps neutralize acid. These acids can cause cavities.

Rinse Your Mouth Out

You can protect your teeth by rinsing your mouth out for 15 to 20 seconds after eating something acidic. This helps prevent the acid from attacking your teeth. It also helps stimulate saliva production. Rinsing your mouth out after eating something acidic will help protect your enamel.

Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is one of the most important things you can do to protect your teeth and prevent cavities. We recommend you brush at least twice a day for two minutes each time. Consider taking a travel toothbrush with you to holiday events so you can brush your teeth shortly after your meal. To give the saliva a chance to neutralize the acid in your mouth, we recommend you wait about 30 minutes after eating before you brush.

Norman Dental Favorite Holiday Recipe

Try this and tag us in your Facebook post when you upload a photo!

Recipe submitted by Vickie

12 oz. macaroni

¼ c. margarine

¼ c. flour

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

¾ tsp. dry mustard

3 ½ c. milk

5 c. cheese, grated

Cook macaroni and drain well. Melt butter, stir in flour, salt, mustard and pepper. Stir until smooth; stir in milk and 4 cups cheese. Mix well. Add macaroni. Mix well. Pour in large casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Prophy vs Perio Maintenance

Dr. Matthew Norman and Michelle Phillips, RDH

One of the most common questions that we are asked by our patients is, “what’s the difference between a prophy and a periodontal maintenance”?  We want to address that question in this edition of our blog.

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When you have your comprehensive or new patient exam at Norman Dental, the doctor and your hygienist will perform a thorough evaluation of your gums to determine which type of cleaning best suits you.  The doctor or hygienist will measure a space between your gum and the tooth, which is known as a “pocket”.  A healthy pocket depth is 1-3 millimeters.  Areas that are observed to have pocket depths deeper than 3 millimeters may need to be cleaned more thoroughly than healthy areas.  Your dental team will also be looking for areas that bleed while taking these measurements, as a healthy pocket does not bleed.  Bleeding indicates the presence of inflammation, which is usually caused by bacteria located within the pocket.  Inflammation in the gum tissue can cause bone loss around the teeth.  This information is how your dental team determines whether a prophy or periodontal maintenance procedure best suits you.  We will discuss each procedure in more detail below.
A prophylaxis, or prophy, is a dental cleaning on a healthy mouth.  healthy tissueThe insurance code specifies this procedure to involve the scaling and polishing of all coronal surfaces (the crown of the tooth).  Therefore, no scaling or cleaning occurs below the gum tissue.  Scaling is followed up with polishing to remove the fine debris and stain from the teeth. A typical “prophy” patient comes every 6 months for their professional hygiene appointment.

 

A periodontal maintenance consists of a more involved “cleaning”.  The hygienist starts by using a Cavitron or ultrasonic scaler.  The ultrasonic scaler is designed to clean below the gums and to break away heavy calculus/tartar that accumulates on the root surface of the tooth.  Microscopic vibrations from the scaler loosen the hard deposits away from the tooth and the water flushes the debris away.  This process also forces oxygen into deeper pockets.  This is heunhealthy mouthlpful because much of the bacteria that causes periodontal disease is anaerobic, meaning it needs an environment without oxygen to survive and grow.  When the ultrasonic scaler introduces oxygen into the gum pockets, it kills the bacteria present.  Next, the teeth are hand scaled and polished to remove fine deposits below and above the gum line.  Finally, the hygienist will irrigate the deeper pockets with an antibiotic rinse to kill any residual bacteria present.  Typically, when you have been classified as a patient needing a periodontal maintenance procedure, your status usually never changes.  This is because bone loss around the teeth is irreversible, and the presence of bone loss causes the periodontal health to be compromised.  A typical “periodontal” patient comes every 3 or 4 months for their professional hygiene appointment.

 

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Whether it is a standard prophy or a periodontal maintenance procedure that best suits your individual need, your Norman Dental team will work with you to endure your teeth and gums stay healthy for a long time to come!

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In the US alone, there are currently around 30 million people living with diabetes and another 86 million with pre-diabetes.  Diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes a person to have high blood sugar, for a long period of time.  People that have diabetes can suffer from a wide variety of health issues and we are learning more and more about the relationship between diabetes and having a healthy mouth.

 

As diabetes progresses, so does the likelihood of an individual developing chronic periodontitis or disease of the gum tissues.  If a patient that has diabetes develops periodontitis or gum disease, it’s likely the both conditions will worsen if both are not treated and kept under control.  There is huge amount research currently being done regarding uncontrolled diabetes and its interference with glucose (sugar) regulation in the body.  Interference with glucose regulation makes the diabetic condition worse; leading to other medical conditions.  Diabetic patients commonly have swollen and inflamed gums and can notice a bad taste in their mouth. When our gums become inflamed, our inflammatory response sends mediators into the blood stream which cause a negative effect on glucose regulation, therefore worsening the diabetic condition.

 

By properly treating periodontal disease, sugar levels have a much better chance of returning to a more normal state and improving overall health. Home care for a diabetic should be strict and consist of brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and seeing a dentist twice a year. In some cases, diabetics may need to see a dentist more often.  Please contact your dental team at Norman Dental if you have any questions or concerns about how diabetes can affect your overall health.

Eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat from the upper and lower eyelids. Age, illness, and even heredity can result in puffy or drooping eyelids that cause individuals to look tired and worn out. In extreme cases, sagging eyelids may even interfere with vision. Eyelid surgery can correct this by removing extraneous fat and trimming sagging skin and muscle tissue. Once the incisions have healed and the swelling has gone down, eyes look rejuvenated, more alert, and youthful.

Selecting a reputable plastic surgeon is critical to a successful surgery. The surgeon you select should be Board Certified and have considerable experience with blepharoplasty. Once you have selected a surgeon, the initial consultation is very important. Make sure to bring detailed copies of your medical records, since the doctor will need to complete a medical history. The doctor will perform a close examination of your eyes and eyelids, including a vision exam, as well as discuss your goals for the surgery. Your surgeon will also use the initial consultation to go over the details of the procedure, the expected results, the risks, and the costs involved.

If you are considering eyelid surgery, it is important to thoroughly research the procedure, even if this just means talking over the details with your surgeon. Blepharoplasty is a relatively safe procedure, although like all other surgeries, you do run the risk of complications. When performed by a qualified surgeon, complications resulting from blepharoplasty are infrequent and typically minor. Minor complications may include temporary swelling of the eyelids, excess tearing, temporary blurred or double vision, tissue tenderness, sensitivity to light, and scarring at the site of the incision. More serious complications include infections and a reaction to the anesthesia used in the procedure. Occasionally patients find that they have difficulty closing their eyes after blepharoplasty. Most often this is a temporary side effect, although there have been reports of the condition becoming permanent. In rare cases, patients may experience a pulling down of their lower eyelids, called ectropion, which requires additional surgical procedures.

Most eyelid surgeries are performed under a local anesthesia which is used to numb the tissue and muscles around your eyes. Your surgeon may also give you a sedative, either orally or intravenously, to help relax you since patients are kept awake during the procedure. Under local anesthesia, you will not feel any pain but may experience some tugging or pressure during the surgery. In certain circumstances, some surgeons opt to perform blepharoplasty under a general anesthetic, in which case the patient is asleep throughout the entire procedure.

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The surgeries typically last from 90 minutes to 3 hours, depending on how many eyelids are to be corrected. During the procedure, the surgeon makes small incisions along the natural lines of the eyelids – just under the eyelashes on the lower lids and in the deep creases of your upper eyelids. Excess fat is removed through the incision, and sagging muscle and skin are trimmed to neaten your appearance. Once the trimming is completed, your surgeon will use tiny sutures to stitch up the incision.

Once the surgery is complete, your surgeon will advise you on how to care for the incision. You will likely to be told to keep your eyes lubricated with an antibiotic ointment and take pain medication to control any discomfort you feel during the healing process. Cold compresses can be used to minimize swelling and bruising although patients will find that even with the compresses the swelling, tenderness, and bruising will be present for several days and may even last up to a month. Your eyes may tingle and feel gummy or dry for several days as well. Expect to return for a follow-up visit to your surgeon a few days after the procedure for a checkup and removal of your stitches.

Remember that the healing process takes time and it may be several weeks before you are completely recovered. In time the incisions will become less and less noticeable, fading into a thin white line that will be barely noticeable. The end result of the surgery though, should be brighter more alert eyes that make you look well-rested and youthful.

If you are considering Asian Eyelid Surgery schedule a consultation with Kimberly Lee MD by calling 310-882-5656

You probably already understand that Rhinoplasty (or nose jobs), are occasionally necessary for medical reasons. However, many individuals today pursue nose jobs as a means of balancing their features and creating a more even or flattering profile. Nose jobs are a relatively simple and common procedure that can be performed easily by most cosmetic surgeons. Here is some more information for you to consider when you are pondering the possibility of a nose job.
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What exactly can nose jobs fix?
It can alter the size of your nose in relation to your face to create a more balanced profile.
It can change the width of your nose and even the position of your nostrils.
It can sculpt any visible bumps or indentations on your nose.
It can adjust a nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked.
It can even out asymmetrical nostrils.

What should I expect from my surgeon?
As with any medical procedure, it is important you find a surgeon that is not only qualified, but also willing to answer your questions. Your consultation should be extremely comprehensive. Your surgeon will discuss your desired outcome and anything that may be considered a complication in achieving it.

How is the procedure performed?
Typically, Rhinoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia and
occasionally local anesthesia when it is preferred or appropriate for your situation. Depending on what is being repaired, the surgeon will create a small incision through your nostrils typically (more complicated surgeries may involve incisions across the bridge of your nose), then the surgeon will carefully reshape the bone and cartilage to create your desired appearance.

What should I expect from recovery?
After a nose job, you will typically wear a nose splint for a minimum of one week post-operatively. It is normal to experience some bruising, swelling and even minor bleeding for the first few days. After your splint is removed, the swelling may still remain for up to six months, though it will like only be apparent to you and your surgeon. After you have surgery, you will want to wait six to eight weeks before you return to any strenuous activities.

In conclusion, rhinoplasty is an incredibly common procedure that many surgeons are well qualified to perform. If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, getting a nose job is not only a quick solution, but also a permanent one!

Considering liposuction? Are you a candidate?

In the battle of the bulge, many people are interested in exploring the option of liposuction as a way to get rid of unwanted fat. Liposuction is not a quick fix substitute for exercise or eating a healthy diet. Although the concept of suctioning excess fat may seem simple, liposuction is actually a complex medical procedure. The main challenge is to remove the right amount of fat without upsetting surrounding blood vessels and tissue. Also the surgeon must make sure to maintain the patient’s fluid balance.

Different Liposuction Procedures

In order to suction fat, the tissue must be broken up before it is suctioned through a straw-like tool called a cannula. Liposuction procedures differ in the way they accomplish this. Here are some examples:

1. Suction Assisted Liposuction

In Suction Assisted Liposuction, the physician manually breaks up the fat tissue by moving the cannula back and forth prior to removing it with a vacuum apparatus.

2. Power Assisted Liposuction

Power Assisted Liposuction uses a motor which enables the surgeon to break up the fat mechanically as opposed to moving the cannula back and forth.

3. Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction

With Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction, sound waves are used to emulsify the fat

4. Thermal Lipolysis

Thermal Lipolysis applies laser energy to break up the fat tissue. Although laser is a form of light, it converts into heat energy within the body.

5. Water Assisted Liposuction

Water Assisted liposuction applies a fan shaped water beam to loosen the fat tissue

For more information about liposuction surgery procedures contact Reza Nabavian MD, a board certified plastic surgeon in Santa Monica Ca.

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While some women can regain their pre-pregnancy figure after child birth, some cannot and may desire a professional makeover. Known as a “Mommy Makeover”, this post-pregnancy surgical procedure entails a number of plastic surgery options. These options include targeted restructuring of areas of the body which, due to expansion during pregnancy and general weight gain, lost both the skin’s elasticity as well as muscle tone and have left women with fatty deposits unresponsive to diet.
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While exercise and diet may help to decrease some of the after effects of pregnancy, not all bodily changes respond to these conventional efforts making the option of a mommy makeover a desirable choice for many women today.

During and after pregnancy, breast tissue may expand and contract due to general weight gain as well as breast feeding. While weight loss may be achieved, often the breasts can lose their pre-pregnancy firmness and shape causing them to look disproportionate to the mid-abdominal region. A mommy makeover using breast augmentation procedures can help to alleviate this disparity giving the breasts a more uniform look by either employing a breast lift, implants or a combination of both.

The abdomen, often the most troublesome to regain after child birth, can be reformed in a mommy makeover using abdominal restructuring. An abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck”, is often suggested when the post-pregnancy abdomen has lost skin elasticity and muscle definition. For some women, the abdominal expansion can cause separation of the stomach muscles which makes rebuilding of this area using conventional methods a challenge. With this procedure, the separated muscle layers are tightened and any excess skin is removed bringing a flatter and more toned appearance to the entire midsection.

Liposuction may be recommended for areas where excess fat deposits fail to respond to general diet and exercise methods. These areas such as the thighs, buttocks and hips, can be refined, toned and tightened by simple liposuction techniques.

The buttocks can be particularly problematic after pregnancy. Fatty deposits which cause a less than uniform appearance to the hips and back areas can be removed and the areas sculpted using liposuction and removal of any excess skin.

Women who were overweight prior to their pregnancies who have suffered with the added weight issues after delivery and women who have gained weight disproportionate to their natural frame may be ideal candidates and therefore benefit from a mommy makeover.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed forms of plastic surgery in the world. As with most other plastic surgeries though there is no real ‘fixed’ cost to the procedure. You could pay a wildly different price depending on where you are located in the country. In this blog post we are going to take a little look at a few of the factors which could influence the cost of the Rhinoplasty.

• Perhaps the biggest contributor to the cost of Rhinoplasty is the amount of experience that the doctor has. The more experience your selected doctor has, the more they are likely to charge for the procedure. Now; this should not mean that you should go out there and grab a cheap practitioner. You should pay extra for the experience. Not only will the procedure be a tad safer, but the experience means that you may be a lot more likely to achieve your desired results.
• Many of the top rated plastic surgeons out there will have their own surgery. However new surgeons on the block may need to use the operating facilities of a nearby hospital. If this is the case then you need to be aware that the cost will go up. After all; not only will the doctor need to be paid but the hospital will need to be paid too. That being said; the higher cost may be worth it. Hospitals are incredibly safe places to have procedures carried out, and it is likely that the comfort being in a hospital will be significantly higher.
• Geographic location will also be a factor. If you are located in a large city then you should expect to pay more for your Rhinoplasty than any other place. The most expensive places in the United States to have a Rhinoplasty carried out will be in either New York or LA, both for rather obvious reasons.
• The type of anesthesia that is used during the procedure will also be a factor. You will need to be ‘put to sleep’ for the procedure. You will either be given general anesthesia or IV sedation. In some cases the doctor may need to hire a specialist to administer the anesthesia (if they do not have one on their staff already), and the cost of that will be rather high. Sadly this is a cost which is going to be very difficult to control.
• The extent of the reshaping will also be a huge factor in the Rhinoplasty cost. After all; some people may require a lot of work which will involve hours upon hours under the knife, others may be done in a far quicker amount of time. The only way in which you can control this particular cost is if you opt for something a little less extravagant.
• Some people may require greater after-care than other people. You will tend to need a lot more in the way of after-care if you undergo a larger procedure. For more information visit http://www.rodeodriveplasticsurgery.com/

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Dr. D would like to celebrate summer, along with two big recent accomplishments.

Our Operating Room is now officially certified by the Institute for Medical Quality, based in California. We received a three year approval, the longest available. Now you can have safeaffordable surgery without going to the hospital.

Dr. D has also been re-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is his second
re-certification, and we believe he is the first and only Hawaii plastic surgeon to achieve this accomplishment. Many older plastic surgeons, those certified prior to 1995, are not required to complete this rigorous ten-year process. Therefore, they are not forced to keep up with the latest techniques and may be practicing the same way they did over 20 years ago!

To celebrate these announcements we would like to offer you 10% off any office cosmetic procedures, with up to $1000 in savings. We are also offering 10-20% off all non-surgical treatments including Botox, Injectable fillers, and skin care products/treatments.

Call now because these special prices expires after Labor Day.

Reminder: Dr. D can now also see you at our Queens-West office.

Call our office for more details @ 808-678-1955
Or visit our website:
www.plasticsurgeryoahu.com

Butt Augmentation or a Brazilian butt lift improves the butt shape, by increasing the size of the butt, balancing the proportion, enhancing its contour, or enhancing firmness. This surgery is carried out by the process of liposuction in which the surgeon removes fat from one part of the body and transfers that fat into the buttock.

The butt lift procedure usually takes 1 to 4 hours, but is based on body type of body. Liposuction extracts fat from one part of the body and then the fat cells are purified or cleaned, to re-inject into the buttock. Healthy fat cells are required to complete this operation. The process is designed to improve the upper part of the buttocks

For more information about a Brazilian Butt Lift  talk to Melek Kayser MD at 586-776-3223

Plastic surgery, despite its name, doesn’t mean that if you do this kind of surgery you will end up with something fake. It means that this kind of surgery enables for something to be fixed on the person’s body. There are two types of plastic surgery:

Reconstructive – which is done to correct any defects on the face or body which can be brought about from birth defects, injures, diseases or burns.
Cosmetic – which is done to correct a part of the body which the person is not satisfied with. These can include putting breast implants, fixing the nose, removing fat during liposuction surgery. Some of these procedures do not have to be done with surgery but with the use of lasers or other different treatments.

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Is plastic surgery the right choice?

Reconstructive surgery is the right choice if you want to correct some defects or problems that have been caused by different things. But cosmetic surgery might not be the best choice However there are different reasons why you should or shouldn’t have cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic surgery does not make such a big change on your life. Even doctor want to make sure that you are doing the things for the right reasons and that you can withstand everything that you will go though during and after the surgery. That is why you will be asked variety of questions for your doctor to determine if you are a right candidate.

You must be the right age if you want to have plastic surgery. For example, if a girl wants to have rhinoplasty she must be at least 15 or 16, and boys have to be a year older.

Girls who want to have breast implants must be 18 or older because the implants are only approved for girls this age. However, if a girl wants breast implants because there is a major difference between her two breasts or she doesn’t have one breast at all, she may get the permission to do the surgery earlier.

Things that you should consider

If you have decided to have plastic surgery here are some things that you should consider before you make up your mind.

Everybody is aware of their body and there are very few people that like their bodies the way they are. But make sure that you are doing the surgery for yourself and not to please other people’s eyes.
If you are in your teens and you want to have a plastic surgery it is best if you wait a while because your body isn’t yet developed and it might undergo some changes during your teens years.
Being in good shape and maintaining a good weight diet can do wonders for your body’s shape. Plastic surgery should not be your first choice when a problem can be fixed in a more natural way.
If you are flooded with emotions about the way you look surgery might not help you overcome these emotions. It is better if you start seeing a therapist to help you with your emotional problem than do something that you might regret later on.

For more information about liposuction surgery contact Melek Kayser MD at Image By Design Plastic Surgery