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Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgeons perform cosmetic surgery to improve appearances, and reconstructive surgery to restore the form and function that has been lost through disease, accident or birth defect. Plastic surgery involves a thorough knowledge of the whole body, skin and underlying tissues along with their separate and combined healing processes.

  • Breast implants, breast augmentation and breast enlargement surgery are incredibly popular. Last year, over 300,000 women had their breasts enlarged to complement their figure or to fill redundant skin after having had children. Over the decades, augmentation procedures have been refined, many different types of implants have been developed, and both the operations and implants themselves are safer than ever. Understandably, though, many patients express concern about implants affecting the ability to breastfeed, restrictions around physical activity or changes in sensitivity after having breast… More >>

  • An expert face lift can deliver the largest amount of desired change in good candidates, which is why it’s often referred to as the “Gold Standard” of facial rejuvenation, the highest standard to which all other procedures are compared. The improvements are not only substantial, they typically last in the range of 8–10 years. If we want to improve a certain area of the face, there are a large variety of procedures to consider. So it’s important to seek consultation with a… More >>

  • Patients who are interested in eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) might also consider the benefits of a brow lift. That’s because the causes of drooping eyelids and sagging brows are the same: as we age, excess skin can form around our eyes, causing us to look older, tired, wrinkled or puffy. Our skin loses elasticity and previously tight tissues can begin to droop. This can lead to wrinkled lines across the forehead, to frown lines between the eyebrows and to sagging eyebrows… More >>

  • As we age, we lose facial fat. In the area of the face referred as the mid-face—the cheeks and the region just beneath the lower eyelids—furrows can develop and the cheek tissue can become lax and appear irregular. In addition, the nasolabial folds, a furrow going from the nose down to the corner of the mouth, can also become very deep. In this case we can consider doing a cheek or a “mid-face lift,” a procedure designed to elevate the cheeks.… More >>

  • The more times a plastic surgeon performs a particular procedure, the better we get at it. We’ve performed hundreds of facelifts, and one refinement we’ve made to neck lift procedures is very effective. The lower face and neck are the most common area addressed with facelift patients. Some facelift patients have a large amount of loose skin (band), jowls or a “wattle” under their chin. The traditional solution to address this area has involved dissecting down the center of the… More >>

  • Liposuction a very effective contouring technique for people who have stubborn fat accumulations in areas including the upper and lower abdomen, flanks, outer thighs, hips, inner knees, on the back and around the chin. Liposuction is a body sculpting procedure, it’s not for weight loss. Typically, no more than 6 pounds are removed. This procedure is ideal for someone with a healthy lifestyle and a stable weight. THE PROCEDURE Liposuction is a 1–2 hour procedure performed under general anesthesia. It… More >>

  • Patients interested in improvement of abdominal contours may consider a Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty). This procedure involves tightening the supportive tissues of the abdominal wall and removing skin and fat. This may be considered by individuals that have had considerable weight loss, liposuction or have stretching of the abdominal tissues due to bearing children. Patients intending to lose weight or plan future pregnancies should postpone the procedure. Many times patients inquire as to the benefit of liposuction compared to abdominoplasty. Liposuction is best for patients with localized… More >>

  • Blepharoplasty is a very common aesthetic surgical procedure for men as well as women. As we age, excess skin can form around our eyes, causing us to look older, tired, wrinkled or puffy. This is natural because, as we grow older, our skin loses elasticity and previously tight tissues can begin to droop. With eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), we work toward restoring a youthful and refreshed appearance to your eyes without noticeable scarring. When we look at the tissues around the eyes, we need… More >>

  • Breast reduction surgery can provide much needed relief to individuals whose breasts are too large. The improvements in quality of life can hardly be discounted, as breast reduction can reduce back and neck pain in good candidates. Breast reduction surgery is one of the best, and most popular, procedures because it helps people who have been suffering from the pain associated with overly large breasts. Often, after a procedure, patients’ only regret is that they didn’t do it years before.… More >>

  • Sometimes called “ear surgery” or “ear pinning,” otoplasty is a procedure to reshape and/or reposition prominent or protruding ears. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 23,000 Americans received otoplasties in 2015. THE PROCEDURE Otoplasty is an outpatient surgical procedure available at our Santa Fe office. We utilize local anesthesia and also conscious sedation to establish patient comfort. Conscious sedation induces an altered state of consciousness that minimizes pain and discomfort through the use of pain relievers and sedatives.… More >>

  • Although chin augmentation is a technique that’s been used for decades, it’s a procedure that a lot of people aren’t aware of. Here is some information about what goes into a successful chin implant. Proportion There is a widespread belief that the profile of a person’s chin, particularly in men, is associated with success. Naturally, there is some interest in this type of operation to enhance such an appearance, particularly for those who have what may be considered “weak” chins. It’s a matter of proportion… More >>