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Cosmetic Surgery

The purpose of Cosmetic Surgery Guide is to allow you to understand what’s happening to your skin and facial shape and provide you with choices of therapies to provide either temporary or more permanent corrections.

Cosmetic Surgery Procedures:

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) and Body Contouring
Abdominoplasty ("tummy tuck") is one of many procedures designed to assist in body sculpturing or contouring and address hanging skin folds seen with normal age or after weight loss or pregnancy...
As with many other body contouring procedures, abdominoplasty surgery is not designed to replace healthy lifestyle choices such as an appropriate diet and exercise, which have a more profound effect on weight loss and overall health. Regrettably, weight loss may accentuate the already marked skin laxity and folds.

Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is a very commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure. In 1998, survey figures reveal that 34% of North American women are dissatisfied with their breasts. In 2003, breast augmentation was the third most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed by members of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (with only Botox injections and microdermabrasion being more common).

Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty) and Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breast reductions are very commonly requested surgical procedures. Any woman seeking this surgical care perceives herself as having large breasts. As every large breasted woman does not desire a surgical reduction, there are often other factors in play. These are very personal but often include one or more of the following factors ...

Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)
The brow lift is a rejuvenating surgical procedure aimed at restoring a more youthful appearance to the brow, forehead and indirectly the upper eyelids. Patients seeking brow lifts usually have sagging brows and forehead skin. Typically this causes the patients eyes to look tired and upper lids to look heavy. They also notice deeper horizontal wrinkles in the forehead, made worse by repeated attempts to elevate the brow and often uncorrected by Botox®...

Chemical Peels - A Re-Emerging Art
Chemical peeling - The art and science is re-emerging, once again, as one of the most effective ways to combat skin aging. Chemical peels are one of the most frequently performed aesthetic procedures in North America. Its popularity continues to grow because of the versatility of conditions where chemical peels are of significant benefit...

Dermabrasion is one of three commonly used office-based surgical skin resurfacing and rejuvenation procedures. The technique takes its origin from ancient Egypt in 1500 B.C. where healers used a form of sandpaper to even out scars. Today the technique has seen over 3500 years of evolution.
Dermabrasion mechanically removes the most superficial layers of the skin and allows your skins normal healing properties to rejuvenate the skin itself. It is designed to reduce...

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Eyelid surgery or "blepharoplasty" is a method of restoring a more youthful appearance to the eyes. The eyes themselves are seen as the most expressive feature of the face and often function to transmit our inner feelings. Blepharoplasty procedures correct wrinkles, puffy bags, and heaviness of the lids leaving patients with more open eyes and a youthful, and energized look.
The process of natural aging causes changes in the eyes that can make a person look tired or worn-out. Heavily wrinkled eye skin may...

Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
The face-lift (also known as the rhytidectomy) is a surgical procedure designed to restore a more youthful appearance to both your face and neck. It is intended to set back the clock and allow you to balance your inner feelings and outward appearance...

Lip Augmentation (Cheiloplasty)
Lip augmentation or "cheiloplasty" is a commonly requested cosmetic procedure. Many women are now seeking the "Paris" or full lip look so common amongst the Hollywood elite. In all lips, there are areas of natural fullness. The attractive upper lip is centrally full with slightly less volume toward the lateral edge of the mouth. The white roll above the red lip ("vermillion") tends to also be more prominent centrally than laterally. Attention to restoration of these features provides in vogue sexy lips...

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