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Charlotte NC Plastic Surgery Blog
Breast reconstruction is a highly customizable surgical procedure. The different options that are available are intended to meet the various body types and aesthetic needs of patients. Each procedure is tailored and individualized for each patient. With an extensive list of techniques to choose from, it is key to speak to a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari in order to determine what is right for you.
One of the newer types of breast reconstruction techniques is called the GAP flap technique. GAP stands for gluteal artery perforator and refers to tissue around the buttocks. The GAP technique may be preferable for women who cannot borrow tissue from typical donor sites like the stomach due to thinness or other reasons.
If you would like to know more about available breast reconstruction techniques, feel free to contact us at our office in Matthews.
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. Many people are interested in a solution that rids them of stubborn fat deposits that can’t be eliminated through dieting or exercise. Liposuction is an ideal procedure for targeted fat removal, and the techniques are constantly being improved by technology. Power-assisted liposuction, also known as PAL, is one of the modified liposuction techniques available.
In the hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari, power-assisted liposuction is preferable to the standard method, because PAL uses a specialized suction device. Liposuction typically involves a blunt suction tube called a cannula, but with power-assisted liposuction, the cannula has been mechanized to make small movements. The movements minimize the amount of actions the surgeon needs to perform and thus simplifies the procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about available liposuction techniques like power-assisted liposuction, contact us at our office in Matthews.
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. For many people, dieting and exercise can only go so far in terms of their aesthetic goals. However, with liposuction, stubborn fat deposits can be removed. One of the techniques available is tumescent liposuction, which is liposuction that is less painful and prevents blood loss.
Consult with a board-certified practitioner like Dr. Victor Ferrari in order to get a clearer sense of what type of liposuction is right for you. Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a large amount of local anesthetic into the fat layer in order to cause it to swell. The swollen fat is then suctioned out of the body. The benefits of this strategy include less pain and an elimination of the need for sedation.
If you have further questions or would like to discuss tumescent liposuction in greater detail, please contact us at our office in Charlotte.
There are many available cosmetic surgeries, and it is easy to be overwhelmed by your options. Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is an ideal option if your concerns are mostly focused on the amount of tissue and skin that is on your arm. The sagging tissue under the arm, sometimes referred to as a “bat wing,” can be a source of discomfort and insecurity.
Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari will give a stronger sense of what you can achieve with an arm lift. If you are a healthy, non-smoking adult whose weight is stable and are looking for a solution to excess skin under your arms, then brachioplasty may be right for you. Upper arm skin laxity, the amount of elasticity in the skin of your upper arm, is affected by extreme weight loss, aging and your genes.
If you would like to sit down for a consultation with Dr. Ferrari, please contact us at our office in Matthews.
Gluteoplasty, or the butt lift, often comes as an extension of the body lift. A gluteoplasty is an ideal addition to a body lift if you are experiencing excessive sagging or are unsatisfied with the look of your buttocks.
Gluteoplasty, combined with the experience of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari, can dramatically change the appearance of your backside. Butt lifts often include liposculpture and, in the case of extreme weight loss, excess skin that sags may also be removed. Gluteoplasty procedures may involve surgery around the subcutaneous dermal-flat flaps of the gluteal region—the area around the buttocks. Ultimately, the surgical strategy will be decided between you and the doctor in regards to your beauty goals and body type.
If you would like to learn more about gluteoplasty or come in for a consultation, please contact Dr. Ferrari at our office in Charlotte.
Making the decision to undergo eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a major step. As exciting as it can be, it is also important to gather as much information as possible. The more you know, the better your experience will be.
Familiarizing yourself with the basic steps of eyelid surgery can help ease anxieties as well as enable you to mentally prepare. Eyelid surgery is characterized by three major steps.
The first step is anesthesia. Medication can be applied intravenously via or locally to the site via injection as recommended by the doctor. Then, the pre-determined incision is made along the natural structures of the eyelid to hide scarring. Incisions will vary depending on whether your surgery is focusing on the upper or lower eyelid. Finally, the incisions will be closed with skin adhesives, removable or absorbable sutures, or surgical tape.
During a consultation with a board-certified, experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari, the specifics of your procedure will be discussed.
If you would like to learn more about the details of eyelid surgery, contact us at our office in Matthews.
There are many kinds of breast lifts. Breast lifts, or mastopexies, vary in technique for various reasons, but they are all designed to address the issue of breast sagging. Your particular goals and your body type are major determinants for which procedural technique is right for you.
One of the common techniques, the “full breast lift,” involves three major incisions and addresses changes needed in the skin envelope of the breast without getting into the internal tissue. The three incisions are call the anchor ring, anchor shank and anchor stock. The anchor ring is a circular incision around the periphery of the areola. The anchor shank is a vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to where the breast meets the chest, which is called the inframammary fold. The anchor stock is a horizontal incision along the area where the breast meets the chest.
A board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari will be able to walk you through the steps of a breast lift in more detail.
If you would like to schedule a consultation at our office in Matthews, please contact us.
Description: There are a lot of technical variations for the breast lift. Consult Dr. Ferrari to find out which technique fits you.
Over time, breasts may begin to sag. Not only do the effects of time and gravity take over, but genetics and childbirth also play a part in sagging breasts. Women who are unhappy with their drooping breasts can achieve more youthful looking breasts with breast lift surgery.
Charlotte breast lift surgery is used to reposition the breasts into a more youthful position. Breasts that have lost their firmness or skin elasticity may also benefit from breast lift surgery. When needed, Dr. Ferrari may also reposition the areolas to complete the more youthful appearance.
Many women can benefit from breast lift surgery. Breast lift surgery can also be combined with breast augmentation should a woman want to restore mass to her breasts as well as lift them into a more youthful position. To learn more about breast lift procedures, contact our office and schedule your confidential consultation today!
There are quite a few options to consider when thinking about your breast augmentation. One of the newest options, commonly known as the gummy bear implant, offers women an implant that is designed to more closely reflect the natural shape of a woman’s body.
Dubbed gummy bears, these 5th generation implants are filled with a denser cohesive gel that is designed to hold the shape of the implant more firmly. Another added benefit to this new design is that the denser cohesive gel offers better protective against leakage. Even if the shell cracks, it will not leak.
Gummy bear implants are FDA-approved and are just one of the available options. A consultation with Dr. Victor Ferrari, an experienced, board-certified surgeon in Matthews, NC, is the best way to help you make the right choice.
Contact us for a consultation with Dr. Victor Ferrari who is more than happy to guide you in the right direction.
When the effects of aging and genetics set in, some find that the skin around their eyes makes them look older than they would like. The appearance of bags or puffiness under the eyes, excess sagging skin, droopiness and fine wrinkles are all things than can be corrected with a procedure called blepharoplasty. Patients of Dr. Ferrari that undergo Charlotte Blepharoplasty look more youthful and energetic.
The outpatient procedure on both upper and lower lids takes about two hours. Small incisions are made at various points in or around the eye depending on weather or not the upper or lower lid is being corrected. Through these incisions, fat can be redistributed or removed and the skin can be tightened. The incision lines for both upper and lower eye lid procedures blend nicely with natural structure of the eye are are hardly noticeable.
Dr. Ferrari and his staff can use this and other procedures such as a face lift in conjunction with Charlotte blepharoplasty to restore your youthful look. The knowledge you receive during a consultation with Dr. Ferrari will help you decide if blepharoplasty alone will offer the results you are looking for. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Ferrari today.