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Advances in Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is one of the most advanced surgeries in the field of medicine. People with accidental abnormalities as well as people who are dissatisfied with their current personalities prefer to have a plastic surgery, not only to improve their appearance but all facets of their personal and professional lives as well. Plastic surgery does wonders to personalities of individuals whether it is through liposuction, facelift, facial implants, skin resurfacing, tummy tuck, or any other procedure.

The first most important thing to consider while planning a plastic surgery is the surgeon itself. A number of surgeons claim to be the best. However, thanks to advances in the field of Plastic surgery, one can now authenticate the credentials of every doctor. Surgeons, such as Dr.Fisher, who are certified by the American Board of Plastic surgery are the ones to go for. Additionally, you may want to check the surgeon’s past record on the Board site, his or her previous derelictions and actions against them. Unlike some less reputable sites, which require no authentication and people can post on them anonymously (e.g. Yelp), the Medical Board site will always tell you the truth about the surgeon and his or her record.

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Over the years, there have been many advances in this field. The technology is becoming more and more sophisticated with the passage of time. New techniques have been introduced, which have helped achieve better results and shorten recovery time.

One of the latest techniques, is the ultrasound assisted lipoplasty, applicable pre, during or after liposuction. This technique accompanied with the tumescent technique, and super-wet technique has changed the way things have been done in liposuction. Now surgeons can gain precise results in little time.

Another advancement in this field is the transconjunctival blepharoplasty, which is a technique used in eye-lid surgery. As opposed to traditional surgery, this kind of surgery is used with minimal incision. A very tiny incision is made in the lower eyelid. Fine forceps are used to remove the fats and dissolvable sutures are used to close the incision. This way, perfect eye shape is obtained with minimal incision and scarring.

Whatever, procedure you plan to undergo, you need to understand that plastic surgery is a very complex field. Gain a level of satisfaction by communicating your concerns and expectations with your doctor, have basic knowledge and understanding of the surgical procedure and the technology being used, and do not be afraid to ask sensible questions. Read all materials presented to you and pay the down payment only after you make the decision to undergo a specific procedure.

However, also prepare yourself for the unexpected. Things can go wrong in any surgery, and complications may occur. Plastic surgery is medicine-science wedded with art. You need a good surgeon who is also a great artist. Therefore, learn about the complexity of your desired physician, weigh the benefits over the risks, and then go for it.

In Conjunction with Blepharoplasty (see our previous article)

Patients have the option of having injectable fillers like Juvederm or Restylane to replace volume in the area between the lower eyelid and the cheek to replace the fat from this area that has moved or sunk with age. As newer, longer lasting fillers become available, non-surgical alternatives to blepharoplasty are now possible.  Non-surgical blepharoplasty takes about ten minutes, is relatively painless, and causes little to no bruising. The effects of non-surgical blepharoplasty can last around 18 months. After the procedure it is common to have swelling or bumpiness below the eye. They quickly recede and cause little or no pain.

Blepharoplasty – What You Should Know

Your eyes are the window to your Soul. What do other people think? You look into their eyes… They look back. A person with drooping eyelids, wrinkled, permanently tired hangdog haggered look in his eyes will not be able to communicate the Joy of his or her Soul. Indeed, there will be no joy.  Do people think you are angry or tired when really you are not? Do you look older than you feel? If so, treating the eye area may be your answer.

Dr.Fisher always recommends topical products that are sold at Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, Cerritos www.CosmeticSurgeryandLaserCenter.com but only plastic surgery can give you a large-scale, long-lasting new lease on life! You can compare how natural and perfect the results are. The Happiness that we have seen in our patients truly cannot be purchased with money.

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can correct hollows around the eyes, loose skin, and fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike many other surgeons, who are as yet trying to achieve a natural, “non-pulled” look, Dr. Gregory Fisher has brought this art to perfection. He truly reshapes both the upper and lower eyelid as well as relocates the excess tissue that surrounds the eyeslids. The result is not only obvious and apparent, but also underlying – added strength in the surrounding muscles and tendons.

Blepharoplasty is typically performed to remove excess eyelid skin that causes loss of peripheral vision by blocking a person’s line of sight, causing difficulty with daily activities such as driving and reading. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be done both to improve one’s vision or for cosmetic purposes.  Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is always done for cosmetic reasons, since it improves the physical appearance of the eyes by removing the “eye bags” and reduces the wrinkling of the skin in the area.

Many patients are worried excessively about complications. “The only complications I have had,” Dr.Fisher says, “have always been the result of the patient’s not following my instructions. After the surgery, most patients will experience bruising and swelling that lasts about seven to ten days. There is no reason to worry. Patients sometimes call me in the middle of the night, only to find out that they are experiencing a natural healing process. Naturally, after blepharoplasty, patients should have ample time to rest their eyes and should avoid wearing eye makeup and contact lenses during the recovery period.”

”Sometimes,” Dr.Fisher continues, complications may arise from the patient’s concealment of his or her condition. It is very important to disclose any prior surgeries to us, hospitalizations, and, in connection with blepharoplasty any headaches, eye surgeries etc. Patients sometimes do not think that a prior eye surgery they had 2 years ago can have any detrimental effects. Well, it can. In such cases, if you want perfect result, you have to provide your full medical history. It is too late for me to get in touch with your ophthalmologist after the problems arise…”

“One of my patients intentionally did not disclose her eye surgery. Two days after a successful procedure, excessive bleeding occurred, which resulted in abnormal folding of the eyelid skin. It took another surgery to correct the defect. Subsequent healing took five months instead of five days. We are surgeons – doctors, artists in many ways – we are not omnipotent and omniscient. The more open the patient is and the more they confide in me with respect to their past medical history, the better the result will be in the end. A simple breach of the post-operative instructions, such as bending over to put on an item of clothing or – as was the case in one of my patients – to catheterize herself – can ruin a perfect surgical result. It is sad, but it happens.”

That is why we inform you on this blog what you may not be fully aware of, and which will save you a lot of time and money. Only patients who obey the instructions of Dr.Fisher and disclose all their prior medical history can expect a perfect result.