What does a cosmetic surgeon do?

What does a cosmetic surgeon do? It’s not just breast augmentations.

Most of the public is aware of the mainstay of most plastic surgeons, which are facelifts, noses (which I don’t do), breast augmentation/lifts/reductions, tummy tuck and liposuction.

However there are many other things that I do that you may not be aware of.

Smartlipo or Laser lipo (see my other blogs and web site for more details) is my most popular procedure. As of May, 2016, I have done almost 600 of these cases in my office with the patients returning to work the next day. The incisions are very, very tiny and so far, I have had no complications. It is important to be aware that you will continue to improve for 6 months.

Another common surgery is the repair of torn or stretched earlobes. Many women stop wearing earrings because they don’t realize that this can be fixed in my office in just 30 minutes or less. You can return to work immediately. I have also fixed earlobes that have had gauges in them. This will be a bit more complicated than a stretched earlobe, but I frequently can give a much more normal appearance to the earlobe.

Cellulaze is the laser treatment that can smooth out the irregular skin of the thigh or buttock. It cannot make it go away but it is the only FDA approved treatment that actually helps this very, very common problem for women. This is also done in the office.

I do my blepharoplasties in the office with local anesthetic with some oral sedation. You can go back to work in 2 days after this procedure. My web site can give you more details on this.

Ears that stick out too far, are a source of embarrassment for many adults and I can correct this in the OR. In my practice, it is almost entirely adults that want to have this repaired.

Of course, I take off unsightly moles, growths, lipomas, and suspicious lesions. I can also revise scars.