Surgery Center Services
Tumescent liposuction, also called liposculpture, is a vast improvement over traditional liposuction. The physician "inflates" the patient's fat with a diluted local anesthetic before he/she vacuums it out in a process called suction aspiration. This eliminates risks associated with the general anesthesia used in traditional liposuction.
Another major advantage of the anesthesia used in the tumescent procedure is that it practically eliminates blood loss by constricting (tightening) blood vessels. In traditional liposuction, no such agents are used, with patients sometimes experiencing significant bleeding and even needing blood transfusions.
Using the tumescent method, all liposuction cases can be performed entirely with local anesthesia. The treated area can remain numb for up to 24 hours, greatly reducing post-operative discomfort.
SmartLipo™ Triplex Laser Liposculpture
The Cynosure Smartlipo Triplex laser is the newest generation of laser lipolysis (fat destruction) device that combines 3 lasers into 1 device and into 1 treatment.
1064 nm Smartlipo Wavelength offers increased efficiency of minimizing bleeding while destroying unwanted fat cells
1320 nm Smartlipo Wavelength offers optimal skin tightening while destroying unwanted fat cells
1440 nm Smartlipo Wavelength offers 40 times greater absoprtion and destruction of unwanted fat cells
While previous technology only incorporated one wavelength for good results the new Smartlipo Triplex offers three combined wavelengths for optimal results in the removal of unwanted fat and skin tightening in one procedure while the patient is still awake.
This minimally invasive procedure is performed in office under light sedation with local anesthesia eliminating the risks associated with being put to sleep with general anesthesia for an elective, cosmetic procedure. Small incisions are made 1 to 2 small incision holes about the size of the tip of a pen are made in the treatment areas to insert the laser for treatment. The suction device to remove the lasered fat is inserted through the same holes so scarring is minimal. The procedure may take 1 to 2 hours depending on the size of the treatment area. Patients return to work in 2 days and can resume exercise in 10 to 14 days. Results are seen within one week and continue to improve over 3 to 6 months.* Smartlipo Triplex is the ideal system for safe and effective fat removal and body sculpting with optimal results.
* Individual results may vary.
Cellulaze Laser Cellulite Removal
Finally, our dreams have come true! Now we can get rid of your cellulite for good!!*
The Cellulaze Laser reduces the appearance of cellulite in just one treatment.
Cellulite is not a fat problem. Women of all shapes and sizes suffer from this unsightly dimpling of the skin. No matter how many pounds you lose or how often you exercise, cellulite can still be a problem. Cellulite is a structural problem below the surface of the skin created by brittle structural bands that pull down creating dimpling and puckering. Diet and exercise cannot address the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin causing the dimpled appearance of cellulite.
Cellulaze is a unique treatment that uses laser energy to disrupt the trapped pockets of fat and release the fibrous band that pull down on the skin. The laser energy stimulates collagen growth that creates thicker, more elastic, healthier skin. Cellulaze treatment does not require you to be put to sleep. The treatment is performed under local anesthesia with a very small cannula (a tube that is about the size of the tip of a pen) that is inserted underneath the skin. The laser fiber inside the tube delivers energy directly under the skin. This increases the depth and quality of your skin while releasing the fibrous bands that cause the orange peel look of cellulite. The laser is then used to diminish the lumpy pockets of fat the puff up through the fibrous bands under the skin.
There is minimal discomfort during the procedure. Most patients describe a feeling of light pressure or nothing at all. After the treatment, you can experience some soreness. Almost all patients can return to work the very next day. Results are visible right away with optimal results in 3 to 6 months.* Only one treatment is needed. The results of the treatment are long lasting with maintenance of a normal healthy diet and exercise regimen.
* Individual results may vary.
Minimal Incision Facelifts
An alternative for some patients to the traditional facelift is the "S-Lift" or "weekend facelift." Named for the S-shaped incision hidden in front of the ear, the S-Lift provides an overall lift to the lower third of a patient's face and cheeks. Compared to a facelift it is a quicker operation with a shorter recovery, allowing patients to get back to normal life sooner.
The S-Lift may be combined with liposculpting, where excess fat is removed from the cheeks, chin and neck, and the skin and underlying tissues are tightened. Then the incision is closed using fine sutures to minimize scars.
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. It may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient's field of vision. The procedure is usually performed in an office with local anesthesia in as little as 45 minutes. Blepharoplasty can be combined with a facelift or BOTOX® treatments to raise the eyebrows or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow's feet or dark circles under the eyes.