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Procedures

Abdominoplasty
Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a “tummy tuck,” is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.

Birthmark Removal
The removal of a birthmark by means of laser or surgical intervention.

Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty, known more commonly as  “eyelid surgery,” is a procedure to remove fat-usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes. 

Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. 

Breast Lift
Breastlift or “mastopexy” is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola and darker skin surrounding the nipple. 

Breast Reduction
Breast reduction, technically known as “reduction mammaplasty,” removes fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter and firmer. 

Brow Lift
Browlift or “forehead lift” is a procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the area above the eyes. The procedure corrects drooping brows and improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can make a person appear angry, sad or tired. 

Ear Surgery
Ear surgery or “otoplasty” is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. There are a variety of other ear problems that can be helped with surgery. These include “lop ear,” when the tip seems to fold down and forward; “cupped ear,” which is usually a very small ear; and “shell ear,” when the curve in the outer rim, as well as the natural folds and creases, are missing. Surgery can also improve large or stretched earlobes or lobes with large creases and wrinkles. 

Endoscopic Surgery
Endoscopy is a surgical technique that involves the use of an endoscope, a special viewing instrument that allows a surgeon to see images of the body’s internal structures through very small incisions. 

Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery (technically called “blepharoplasty“) is a procedure to remove fat-usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes. 

Facial Implants
Facial Implants of the cheeks, chin and jaw are used to improve and enhance facial contours.

Face Lift
Facelift (technically known as “rhytidectomy“) is the removal of excess fat and tightening underlying muscles and redraping the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery or nose reshaping. 

Facial Surgey
Please see Facial Implants, Face Lift, Fat Injection, Forehead Lift. 

Fat Injection
Fat injection can help fill in facial lines and creases, temporarily restoring a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. When injected beneath the skin, these fillers plump up creased and sunken areas of the face. They can also add fullness to the lips and cheeks. Injectable fillers may be used alone or in conjunction with a resurfacing procedure, such a laser treatment, or a recontouring procedure such as a facelift. 

Forehead Lift
Forehead lift or “browlift” is a procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the area above the eyes. The procedure corrects drooping brows and improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can make a person appear angry, sad or tired. 

Laser Peel / Resurfacing
Laser peel, sometimes called “laser resurfacing,” uses a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to remove areas of damaged or wrinkled skin layer by layer. The procedure is most commonly used to minimize the appearance of fine lines, especially around the mouth and the eyes. 

Lipoplasty / Liposuction
Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Women may have liposuction performed under the chin, on their hips, thighs, and stomach and in the under arm and breast area. For men, common sites include under the chin and around the waist. Liposuction may also be used in the reduction of enlarged male breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. 

Mammaplasty
Reduction mammaplasty, known more commonly as “breast reduction,“ removes fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter and firmer. 

Mastopexy
Mastopexy or “breastlift“ is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola and darker skin surrounding the nipple. See also Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction. 

Nasal / Nose Surgery
Surgery to reshape the nose or “rhinoplasty“ can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury or help relieve some breathing problems. 

Otoplasty
Otoplasty or “ear surgery“ is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. There are a variety of other ear problems that can be helped with surgery. These include “lop ear,” when the tip seems to fold down and forward; “cupped ear,” which is usually a very small ear; and “shell ear,” when the curve in the outer rim, as well as the natural folds and creases, are missing. Surgery can also improve large or stretched earlobes or lobes with large creases and wrinkles. 

Reconstructive Surgery Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty or “surgery to reshape the nose“ can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury or help relieve some breathing problems. 

Rhytidectomy
Rhytidectomy, known more commonly as “facelift,“ is the removal of excess fat, tightening underlying muscles and reshaping the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery or nose reshaping. 

Scar Revision
Scar revision is surgical treatment for scars. 

Tummy Tuck
Tummy tuck, technically known as “abdominoplasty,“ is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.
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