Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, and gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.

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Botox

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).

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Breast Augmentation

Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, breast augmentation involves using implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.

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Breast Lift

Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

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Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy.

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Breast Reduction

Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.

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Facelift

Also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck.

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Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia, or breast reduction for men, is the surgical correction of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men.

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Liposuction

Also known as lipoplasty, liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image.

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Tummy Tuck

Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

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FAQ

About plastic surgery

Plastic surgery is the blending of art, medicine, and surgery. The special form of surgery makes it possible for a certified doctor to mold or reform the human body. The procedures that heal and restore patients with deformities from injury, disease, or birth defects are called reconstructive. The procedures that change or enhance appearance by reshaping facial and other body features are called aesthetic or cosmetic.

About being a good candidate

People who know what they want and why, make the perfect candidates. They elected to have an operation to correct a specific problem and are realistic about the results of the surgery.

About the consultation

We are deeply concerned that our patients are well educated regarding any surgical procedure which they are contemplating. During the patient's initial consultation, Dr. Coleman will discuss in detail the patient's goals, the options for the treatment, the expected results, and the possible risks. We have a wide variety of excellent literature and audio/visual programs designed to help the patient understand the surgical correction of his or her problem.

About pain and scars

During the procedure, the patient is given a local sedation or general anesthesia. There should be no discomfort or pain during the procedure. After the procedure, the patient will experience some discomfort but it is only temporary.

Scarring is nature's way of healing itself. Fortunately, not all scars become prominent or unsightly. Plastic surgeons use meticulous techniques and fine sutures to produce a fine line which is barely visible. A scar is a normal endpoint of all healing. All incisions will heal with a scar. Since the healing of tissues is affected by many factors, some of which are beyond the control of the surgeon, there are no guarantees.

About post operation life

After the operation, the patient's body needs time to heal. Most cases involve time away from work. The patient must understand that any discomfort he or she feels will go away with time. However, in certain cases such as breast enlargements or reductions; the scars, although hidden, are usually permanent. The exact time a patient can return to his or her social life or work is stated in the individual section for each procedure. The same is true for the removal of stitches and follow-up visits.

About payment and managed care

At the time of the patient's visit, he or she will be given a cost estimate. Fees for a plastic surgeon's services vary widely, depending on the complexity and extent of the procedure and the problem being corrected. Additional expenses will be incurred depending upon the type of anesthesia and where the surgery takes place. All of this will be discussed during the initial consultation.

Insurance - Health insurance generally covers the cost of reconstructive procedures, but usually will not cover purely cosmetic procedures. Since individual insurance policies vary, our office will contact the patient's insurance carrier for a predetermination of his or her benefits. When appropriate, we will file insurance claims for services rendered.

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