Charlotte NC Plastic Surgery Blog

IPL Photofacial – Skin Treatment – Charlotte

IPL PhotofacialThere are a number of skin blemishes that can mar your appearance. If you are looking for a procedure to rejuvenate your appearance and remove minor skin blemishes, there is an IPL photofacial. This laser skin treatment can give your appearance a refreshed, youthful boost.

The IPL photofacial is a non-invasive laser treatment that uses an intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat the skin. The bursts of energy trigger a healing action in the skin, which results in the removal of minor skin blemishes like mild acne scars, sun damage and fine lines or wrinkles. The procedure takes about twenty minutes and is relatively painless.

Consult with an experienced practitioner like Dr. Victor Ferrari for more information about the benefits of an IPL photofacial.

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Breast Reconstruction – Charlotte Plastic Surgery

Breast ReconstructionAs a result of mastectomy for breast cancer treatment, many women may consider breast reconstruction. Breast reconstruction can be an important part of the overall journey to recovery and returning life to normal.

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that reconstructs the natural size and shape of the patient’s breasts, often by using donor tissue from other parts of the body. Typically, reconstructive tissue is transferred, or “grafted,” from parts of the body where there is plenty of excess tissue, such as the stomach or back. To restore volume, breast implants may be used. After the donor tissue is surgically placed, expander implants are sometimes temporarily inserted to create space for the breast implants.

Consult with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari for more information about breast reconstruction.

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Blepharoplasty – Charlotte Eyelid Surgery

BlepharoplastySleepy-looking eyelids can be problematic to your self-confidence. As we age, the eyes are often the first to show signs of aging, since the tissue around the eyelids is some of the thinnest on the body and is therefore the most susceptible to the effects of aging. A blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that can rejuvenate your appearance.

A blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can treat aging signs that have affected the upper and/or lower eyelids. As the eyelids age, the looser skin may start to droop or wrinkle. Puffiness may also develop as fatty deposits create bags around the eyes. The procedure involves surgically removing excess skin and fat to tighten the eyelids for a refreshed appearance.

Consult with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari to learn more about the blepharoplasty.

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Liposuction – Fat Removal Procedure – Charlotte

LiposuctionFinally trimming those extra inches of fat off your stomach, thighs or buttocks can give you an added boost of confidence just in time for summer. If you’ve been looking for a way to get rid of the stubborn fatty deposits on your body, liposuction is a great option.

Liposuction is often performed using the tumescent technique. Tumescent liposuction is a technique that uses local anesthesia injected into the fat layer in order to aid in recovery and eliminate the need for intravenous sedation. Another technique, laser-assisted liposuction, adds laser technology and may be more effective for denser fat deposits.

Consult with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari to determine which technique is the best for you.

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Microdermabrasion – Skin Treatment – Charlotte

MicrodermabrasionSkin care treatments like microdermabrasion can give a revitalizing boost to your skin’s appearance. Brushing away, old dead skin cells is known to encourage new collagen production, which is a vital element to your overall skin health.

Microdermabrasion works by using a DiamondTone wand to remove old dead skin. The treatment is also capable of removing surface-level skin blemishes such as acne, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles. The DiamondTone wand is the newest generation of technology in microdermabrasion and eliminates the potential hazard of inhaling dust, which was inherent with traditional microdermabrasion treatments.

Contact Dr. Victor Ferrari if you’d like to learn more about the benefits of skin treatments like microdermabrasion.

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Tummy Tucks – Abdominoplasty – Charlotte

Tummy TucksOne of the best ways to ensure that you are satisfied with the results of your abdominoplasty is to learn as much as possible about them. Abdominoplasties, or tummy tucks, are designed to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal area in order to create a flatter, firmer stomach.

One of the most important steps during the process is to schedule a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari. During a consultation, it is important to discuss your surgical goals, medical conditions, drug allergies and previous surgical treatments. Your general health and physical condition will be assessed and photographs may be taken. You and the practitioner will also discuss various treatment options that may be available to you.

If you would like to schedule a consultation, please feel free to contact us at our office in Charlotte.

Hair Removal – Charlotte – Laser Treatments

Hair RemovalHair in unwanted areas is a problem for many people. Shaving and waxing are temporary solutions but can be extremely tedious depending on the area and how often you need to do it. However, there are laser hair removal treatments that can give you long-term results.

Laser hair removal works by using a principle called selective photothermolysis. Selective photothermolysis matches a specific light wavelength with the color of the targeted hair. Since hair is generally darker, the laser localizes the damage to the dark hair follicles. The laser type can be tailored to match different qualities of skin.

Consult Dr. Victor Ferrari if you have questions or would like to discuss hair removal in further detail.

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Abdominoplasty – Tummy Tuck Procedure – Charlotte

 AbdominoplastyOver time, the body experiences wear and tear. Aging eventually results in a loss of skin elasticity that causes sagging around parts of the body like the thighs, buttocks and stomach. An abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes the excess skin that is sagging, creating a firmer, tighter stomach.

An abdominoplasty is more commonly known as the tummy tuck. It is an effective solution for those who are bothered by sagging skin around the stomach. Many times, this sagging skin is the result of aging, pregnancy or extreme changes in body weight.

When the body’s shape changes due to events like pregnancy or extreme weight loss, the changes are often too much for the skin to adjust to, which is why sagging skin is often left behind.

Consult with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari if you’d like to discuss the abdominoplasty in further detail.

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Mastopexy – Breast Lift Process – Charlotte

MastopexyA breast lift can solve a lot of problems associated with sagging breasts, such as drooping or changes in areola size. The breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, has grown in popularity since 2000.

Over time, the breasts may sag excessively due to loss of skin elasticity or other factors such as changes in body weight due to dieting or pregnancy. Breastfeeding is also known to change the shape of the breasts when the breasts undergo changes to accommodate milk production.

The mastopexy can give women a more youthful breast by removing excess skin and repositioning the nipples. Around the country, breast lift procedures have grown 70% in popularity since 2000.

Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Victor Ferrari for more information about a mastopexy.

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Waxing – Charlotte Hair Removal Skin Care

WaxingAs the summertime rolls around, the warm weather will means it is time for shorts, skirts, T-shirts or other skin-baring clothing. For those with hair in unwanted or hard-to-reach places, this can be a tedious prospect. For those who are looking for a longterm solution to shaving, waxing can be the ideal solution.

Waxing is an alternative hair solution to permanent hair removal or laser hair removal. Professional-grade waxing is a longer-term solution than shaving because it removes hair from the roots. The results may last up to four or six weeks, depends on the person. Different types of waxes can be used to treat different qualities of skin. Cloth or paper strips are applied to the skin against the growth of hair to avoid damaging the skin.

Consult with an experienced practitioner like Dr. Victor Ferrari if you’d like to know more about waxing.

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