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Charlotte NC Plastic Surgery Blog
Hair loss can be a real drain on confidence for men or women at any age. There are a lot of hair restoration techniques available, but it is important to determine what is right for you before signing onto any treatment. Consulting with an experienced cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari is a critical step, because he can advise you clearly on the wide variety of treatments available.
Most likely, the best hair restoration method for you will involve a combination of treatments. Some of the common methods are topical treatments, hair transplants, scalp reduction and skin grafts. The treatment that is right for you will depend on an examination of your particular situation and what your goals are. Hair loss, or alopecia, is a varied condition that ranges in how it affects each person. Where some experience temporary loss, others can experience a total loss of body hair.
Contact us at our office in Matthews if you have more questions about hair restoration.
Body contouring is a category of cosmetic techniques that refers to procedures that remove fat or excess tissue. One of the most popular types of body contouring techniques is liposuction. Liposuction was invented in Europe and has been around for decades, but has since changed with technological advancements. One of the most advanced techniques is laser-assisted liposuction.
Laser-assisted liposuction makes use of the fat-melting capabilities of laser energy in order to make fat removal easier. The laser is installed inside the suction tube, the cannula, and melts the fat as it is being suctioned out. The laser system employed by Dr. Victor Ferrari is the Erchonia Laser, which has been shown to have shorter downtime and little-to-no risks or complications. The Erchonia laser is a “cold laser,” which means there is no risk of burning.
Contact us at our office in Matthews if you would like to know more about laser-assisted liposuction.
Breast augmentation is similar to most invasive cosmetic surgeries in that it requires a recovery period. While it is impossible to completely avoid downtime and all discomfort, there are many things you can do to minimize pain and speed recovery. With the Quick Recovery technique offered by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Victor Ferrari, preparation and proactive steps will have you quickly back to daily life.
In general, breast augmentation involves anesthesia and incisions around the site where implants are to be inserted. Before the surgery is performed, our Quick Recovery regimen involves educating the patient about steps to enhance personal care and prepare the body for surgery. Nutritional supplements and avoiding certain medications can help recovery time. The surgical technique performed by Dr. Ferrari is especially effective at avoiding blunt trauma and limiting bleeding.
Contact us at our office if you have more questions about our Quick Recovery breast augmentation methods.
An inverted nipple can be much more than just a cosmetic issue. For many women, the abnormal development appears as a nipple that inverts into the body, on a plane lower than the areola. The causes of the condition can be congenital, a result of breastfeeding, trauma, breast cancer, genetics or sagging. Depending on the exact condition, there are a number of corrective solutions available.
An inverted nipple is measured by a standardized grading system varying from grade 1 being the least to grade 3 being the most severe. Grade 1 is defined by nipples that can easily be pulled forward by hand. Grade 2 is characterized by nipples that can be similarly pulled forward but are likely to retract back. Grade 3 is used to describe nipples that are difficult to pull forward and retracted to the point of impairing functionality and hygiene.
Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari will help you determine where you fall in the scale.
Contact us at our office in Matthews if you would like further information about the inverted nipple.
The nose is a complicated part of the body that is central to the sense of smell and taste as well as the overall aesthetic balance of your face. Deformities or damage can create major sinus problems and skew your appearance. A rhinoplasty, or nose job, is a sophisticated cosmetic procedure that corrects the functionality and appearance of the nose.
A rhinoplasty can be performed in a variety of ways but will be done with either an open or a closed technique. Some of the major aspects of the nose to consider are the septum, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils, and the columella. The nasal tip is also a big part of the nose’s overall size and shape.
Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari is an important step in determining the exact issues you are facing, which is important for coming up with an effective strategy to treat the issues.
Contact us at our office in Charlotte if you have more questions or concerns about rhinoplasty.
Getting a facelift is an exciting prospect that can offer you a whole new chance to look as young as you feel. As we age, the common signs are wrinkles and lines that develop around the mouth and along the forehead. For others, sagging of the skin can create jowls or dangling skin on the neck. In the realm of facial rejuvenation, there are still no other procedures as effective as a facelift.
A facelift may include other facial cosmetics such as implants, dermal injections or resurfacing. Speaking with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari will help you determine what combination best suits your goals.
The first step of a facelift is anesthesia. The incision is made around the ears and hairline or in a more-limited fashion just below the ear. The incisions are closed with sutures, and after this, you begin your recovery. The improvements will be more visible as swelling subsides and you heal.
Contact us at our office in Matthews if you would like to know more.
Microdermabrasion is a skin rejuvenation procedure that scrubs away dead skin cells to reveal a refreshed, younger glow. There are techniques like diamond microdermabrasion that are revolutionizing the process.
The DiamondTone Wand is the diamond microdermabrasion system used by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Victor Ferrari. There are no loose crystals, because the exfoliation process is controlled tightly by the wand. Typically, with older techniques like aluminum oxide dusting, there was a risk of inhalation.
Diamond microdermabrasion is an excellent treatment for removing blemishes on the skin that are caused by aging, acne, injury, and exposure to the sun. The procedure leaves your skin with a silky smooth feel and a youthful glow.
Contact us at our office in Matthews if you’d like to schedule a consultation.
A body lift is often a solution for those who have lost a lot of weight, undergone pregnancy, had bariatric surgery, or experienced other dramatic changes in body size. With massive weight loss, sometimes the skin’s elasticity isn’t able to recover from such a dramatic change, which leads to sagging skin. The sagging skin and fat is often a source of embarrassment or psychological discomfort.
A body lift is really just a combination of lifts. Depending on where sagging affects you the most, a body lift procedure may include an arm lift, tummy tuck, thigh lift, facelift, breast lift or butt lift. Each procedure is tailored to meet the needs of the individual patient. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari, who will be able to make the correct recommendation.
Contact us at our office in Charlotte if you have further questions about body lifts.
Protruding or “prominent ears” can have a dramatic effect on your appearance. For many, especially children, prominent ears can be a problem for their self-esteem and body image. Others may have deformed ears due to congenital defects or trauma from sports. Ear surgery can correct and enhance the appearance of the ears in a variety of ways.
Discuss your goals with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari. During the consultation, your ears will be examined and you can voice your concerns. Prominent ears are generally categorized as ears that have an overwide conchascaphal angle or an abnormally large head-to-ear measurement. Other conditions such as macrotia (disproportionately large ears) or cauliflower ears (deformed ears resulting from repeated trauma) are also correctable with ear surgery.
If you would like to know more about ear surgery, please contact us at our office in Matthews.
Signs of aging come in various forms. Sagging, lines, and wrinkles along the forehead are quite common and can leave you looking much older. Creases across the forehead and on the bridge of the nose and a sagging eyebrow are correctable with a brow lift. The brow lift is a surgical procedure that involves removing some tissue from the brow or forehead area in order to tighten the skin.
One of the techniques used for a brow lift is called an endoscopic brow lift. This technique is common. With the expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari, it can be combined with other rejuvenation techniques. The endoscopic lift employs a small video device called an endoscope, along with other devices that are inserted through small incisions along the hairline. The endoscope is used to readjust the tissue and lift the skin to remove wrinkles.
If you would like to know more about an endoscopic brow lift, please contact our office in Matthews.