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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Pregnancy and implants

Dr. Coleman's Comments:

One of the interesting findings that have come from following patients that have become pregnant after they have had breast augmentations is that many actually have less ptosis after pregnancy than would be expected without implants. This even includes patients who go on to breast feed their babies. Some of this is probably due to the fact that the muscle and soft tissues around the implants effectively serve as a bra to maintain the implants in their original position. With this additional support, the breasts tend not to droop as much.
Hence a person's goals for pregnancy should play little in their decision for the surgery.

There has also been a controversy about silicone in breast milk, and the dangers that this could pose to the infant. To date no one has been able to document that patients with silicone implants have ever posed a harmful effect to their children. Since most implants are now filled with saline (saltwater), there is no silicone to worry about, other than that of the actual shell of the implant. The shells are made of a silastic polymer instead of silicone gel, and should not be a concern. One must also remember that almost all pediatric feeding tubes, intravenous tubes, and other appliances used in a pediatric hospital are made of the same material, and have been proven to be safe.
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Upper Row: Pre-Op
Middle Row: Post-Op (three months)
Lower Row: Post-Op (1½ Years - seven months pregnancy)

Submuscular implants have actually been found to reduce drooping with pregnancy. Notice how little change seven months pregnancy has made on her shape.

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