To rejuvenate the lower face, a facelift procedure improves sagging facial skin, jowls, and loose neck skin by removing excess fat, tightening muscles, and redraping the skin. By lifting and tightening areas that are lax due to the natural aging process, one can gain a more rested and youthful appearance. Scars are hidden in the hairline and along the natural skin folds. Sometimes in order to achieve a youthful harmony in the face, the facelift is often combined with other facial procedure such as the eyelid lift, brow lift, liposuction or skin resurfacing techniques. Ultherapy vs. Facelift? Which is right for me? View the entire facelift gallery Read the Facelift (Cervical Facial Rhytidectomy) FAQs The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for a facelift is to contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Goodman.
Your eyes express much about how you feel and over time, due to aging, can make you appear tired and older than you actually are. With aging, your eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken and fat can accumulate around the eyes causing "bags." An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, removes excess skin and/or fat resulting in a rejuvenated more alert and rested appearance. An eyelid lift may need to be combined with a brow lift if heavy brows are contributing towards your heavy eyelids. In order to balance the face, a facelift may be done to achieve a youthful harmony. View the entire Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) gallery Want more information? Read the Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) FAQs What to expect after your surgery: You may experience double vision for several hours after surgery because of the local anesthetic solutions that are injected into the tissues. You will be allowed to leave shortly after your surgery is over. You must arrange to have somebody pick you up, as you will be unable to drive. When you return home, [...]
Rhinoplasty is a surgery performed to correct external deformities of the nose and to improve the overall appearance. Septoplasty is the correction of the internal structures of the nose to correct nasal airway obstruction caused by deviation of the septum. Often, surgery of the nose will consist of a combination of these procedures. Essentially, nasal surgery is performed by removing any excess bone or cartilage and then reshaping the remaining structure. The changes may be subtle or dramatic depending on the patient. The first step is to come in for an initial consultation with Dr. Goodman. At that time you can discuss what your ultimate goals are and what it is realistic to expect. There are many different determining factors such as skin texture and thickness, previous injury and surgeries, individual variations in healing, and facial proportions and contouring. During the consultation your entire face will be evaluated and if there are procedures that may be used in conjunction with surgery, Dr. Goodman will discuss those options as well. The surgery would be [...]
A strong chin can create an image of physical beauty. Receding chins will imbalance the lower third of the face and break up the harmony of the nose-lips-chin relationship from the side view. Adding a chin implant or shifting the jaw bone into a better position can redefine your chin to enhance your overall appearance. A chin augmentation is often done with a rhinoplasty so that the nose does not appear so prominent. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for a chin augmentation is to contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Goodman.
Breast reduction surgery can alleviate the difficulties related to oversize breasts, specifically neck, shoulder, or back pain; the pain of bra straps digging into the shoulders; and limitations in physical activity. But you should be aware that breast reduction surgery is considered a reconstructive procedure, which means a fairly involved operation. View the entire breast reduction gallery The incisions used, and the resulting scarring, depend upon the technique used. Breast reduction incisions can be as small as a line around the areola and one running midline down the inferior aspect of the breast. Or as large as an anchor-shaped line that runs vertically down from the nipple-areola-complex and across the fold under the breast. A breast reduction is often done in combination with liposuction of the axillary region. Of all reconstructive surgery patients, women who have a breast reduction are among the happiest with the outcome. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for a breast reduction is to contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Goodman.
Breast reconstruction is a highly personal and individualized process that requires extensive consultation. For women who are considering a mastectomy, breast reconstruction restores a natural, symmetrical appearance to the chest and boosts self-confidence. A new breast, nipple, and areola complex are reconstructed to resemble the woman's natural breast as closely as possible in shape, size and position. This may be performed utilizing a variety of techniques including: Tissue expanders & breast implants TRAM Flap (abdomen tissue) or DIEP flap (free abdominal tissue) Latissimus flap (back tissue) Fat grafting Breast reconstruction can be done immediately at the same time of the mastectomy or delayed after the mastectomy wounds have healed. Defects from a Lumpectomy can also be reconstructed with local tissue flaps or symmetry can be restored by reducing the opposite breast. View the entire breast reconstruction gallery Learn about post op breast reconstruction expander care here. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for breast reconstruction is to contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Goodman.
Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, weight loss and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman's breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. A breast lift, or mastopexy, raises and reshapes sagging breasts. Breast lift surgery can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. After breastfeeding, the breasts may shrink, but the skin may not. This causes the breasts to droop. In order to restore the volume and lift the nipple back into its pre-pregnancy position, a breast augmentation may be done in conjunction with the breast lift. The incisions used, and the resulting scarring, depend upon the technique used. Mastopexy incisions can be as small as a line around the upper part of the areola, or as large as an anchor-shaped line that runs vertically down from the areola and across the fold under the breast. In order to bring the entire body into better proportion, a tummy tuck may [...]
Breast augmentation, or enlargement, is an operation done to enhance the appearance of small breasts. This procedure increases the size and improves the shape of the breasts especially in underdeveloped breasts, breasts that have decreased in size after pregnancy, or breasts that are uneven in volume. Today, you can choose from a wide variety of implant shapes and styles to enhance your breasts. Both saline-filled implants and silicone-filled implants are available. The thicker or more cohesive silicone also known as the "gummy bear implant" is also available in a natural anatomical shape or round shape. Dr. Goodman personally customizes the implant to fit your body type and desired outcome. Implants can be inserted either on top of or behind the pectoralis major muscle in the chest. The incision can be around the areola, under the breast, in the armpit, or in the bellybutton. Generally all these incisions heal virtually unnoticeably. The most important factor that Dr. Goodman considers when doing a breast augmentation is the desire of the patient: what size you want to become [...]
A tummy tuck removes excess abdominal skin and fat and tightens the abdominal muscles for an enhanced contour and more pleasing profile. Multiple pregnancies can stretch a woman's skin and stomach muscles. (If you plan to lose weight or have future pregnancies, you should postpone surgery). Older individuals or those who have lost a significant amount of weight can benefit from a tummy tuck due to the loss of skin elasticity that occurs with aging. A tummy tuck may be the procedure of choice for these conditions, which are resistant to diet and exercise. To balance the body, many women also opt to have a breast lift or a breast augmentation at the same time as the tummy tuck. Liposuction of the abdomen, hips, and thighs is also another common procedure that may be performed with a tummy tuck. For those who have lost a significant amount of weight, an arm lift can also be performed at the same time as the tummy tuck. Read the Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) FAQs Post Op Care [...]
Despite diet and exercise, some fatty areas of the body are resistant to improvement. Liposuction can improve this by removing unwanted fat deposits from certain areas of the body. The abdomen, flanks, and thighs are good areas for liposuction, and in certain cases the neck, arm, and knee areas can be done as well. The area of the body that undergoes liposuction will be much less likely to have new fat accumulate after the procedure. However, liposuction is not a cure for weight gain in other areas, and the procedure works best when followed by a healthy diet and an effective regimen of exercise. Liposuction is often done in combination with other procedures. For example: liposuction of the neck is usually done in conjunction with a facelift, liposuction of the axillary region may be done with a breast reduction, and liposuction of the abdomen, hips, or thighs may be performed with a tummy tuck. View the liposuction gallery Read about post op liposuction care. The best way to find out if you are [...]