Best. Summer. Ever. And you’ve got the pictures to prove it… But you might find yourself lamenting the visible tummy pooch, the cellulite, the deflated bikini top — and making a mental note to do something about it before next summer rolls around. On the one hand, you’ve got the next three seasons to do something about it. On the other, summer’s over and your kids are going back to school. Why wait?
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Sure, there’s plenty of time between now and next summer to get the body you’ve always wanted, but beware: It’s not uncommon to resolve to make changes, then forget about them during the winter months when your entire body gets hidden under multiple layers of clothing. As the old adage goes, “out of sight out of mind.” If that happens, you’ll find yourself right back where you’re at now by next bikini season. Here’s a little inspiration — and motivation!
Fat? Forget About It!
Whether it’s a post-baby belly, love handles, disproportionate thighs, bra line fat or more, there’s a whole scope of fat reduction treatments to fix that unwanted fat permanently!
- Liposuction is considered the gold standard treatment for removing fat from the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Not only does it slim and shape body contours for you today, it ensures that the fat won’t return in the future. It’s no wonder liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S.!
- Coolsculpting is the innovative nonsurgical fat removal technology that’s taken the country by storm. It’s fat-freezing power has been proven safe and effective for permanent fat reduction time and time again. How do you know if it’s right for you? If you can pinch it, we can freeze it! We’re also one of the few practices in the country to offer CoolAdvantage technology for faster treatment time (nearly half!) and enhanced comfort during treatment.
- FLASH is a superficial liposuction treatment in which Dr. Davis uses a syringe to quickly and easily get rid of small pockets of fat. It stands for Fat Lipo Away Same Hour and it’s the perfect treatment for small unwanted bulges of fat in the bra line, neck, area where the axilla (armpit) meets the chest, back or knees. Dr. Davis sucks the fat out and in minutes the procedure is done. Very gentle. Instant results.
Post-Baby Perfect 10
If your body contouring concerns go beyond excess body fat and include loose abdominal skin and deflated and/or fallen breasts, it may be time to consider the whole package: the Mommy Makeover, which generally includes both a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck.
A breast augmentation can restore and improve both breast size and position. If you’re happy with your size, a breast lift may be all you need. Dr. Davis understands that every woman is unique and, as such, designs an individualized approach just for you!
A tummy tuck is sometimes the best option for flattening and removing excess skin from the abdominal area. Scars are generally low enough to be hidden under the bikini line. Our patients love the look of their new flat stomachs after surgery under Dr. Davis’ exceptional care!
So if you’re seeing things that you didn’t see before, don’t wait till winter when everything’s undercover. Do it now. You’ll be glad you did.
It’s one of the most elusive anti-aging quests: To tighten the skin without having to go under the knife. And with the latest evolution in skin tightening technology, we’re finally there: meet FaceTite — a sophisticated radiofrequency device that tightens skin AND contours small areas of the body, all from the inside out. It’s the first and only device of its kind available today and Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery is one of the first in the country to have it!
Using radiofrequency energy, the FaceTite procedure allows us to tighten the face without damaging delicate surrounding areas. It offers a complete contouring solution of the face and small areas of the body without damaging delicate surrounding areas.
This technology is ideal for small treatment areas that require tightening including:
- lower eyes
- inner thighs
Ready to learn more about this exciting new technology? Call today to schedule your consultation! 856.424.1700
Using kaolin-impregnated gauze offers limited benefit for blepharoplasty patients. The mineral, which has been shown to help control hemorrhage when combined with gauze and applied to wounds, showed no quantifiable change in intraoperative hemostasis among cosmetic eyelid surgery patients. Postoperatively, the limited positive effects on lid edema and ecchymosis were noted in the later healing stages by surgeons but not by patients, according to a new study.
Investigators reported on a prospective, randomized, double-blind study of 46 eyelid surgery patients. After making skin incisions, they placed kaolin-impregnated gauze in one eyelid wound bed and cotton gauze in the other.
They removed the gauze and took postoperative pictures on days one, four and seven. Blinded observers graded the photos for edema and ecchymosis, and patients completed a survey at each visit, asking them which side had more bruising, swelling and pain.
Researchers noted no notable difference in the number of intraoperative bleeding sites for kaolin compared to plain gauze. The blinded observers didn’t see differences in postoperative edema between lids photographed.
But while they didn’t see immediate effects from the treated gauze, there appeared to be limited postoperative benefit — a statistically significant difference in ecchymosis at days four and seven. Patients, however, didn’t note this or any differences in perceived edema, ecchymosis or pain between the lids.
While this study doesn’t show a clear benefit associated with using kaolin-impregnated gauze for blepharoplasty patients, considering the time and cost, other research suggests the gauze might be of more benefit with repeated applications, according to the authors.
Cherry Hill, N.J., plastic surgeon Steven L. Davis, M.D., does not use kaolin-impregnated gauze for eyelid surgery patients.
“…the additional cost does not seem beneficial,” he says. “I use 1% lidocaine with epinephrine on a gauze topically after incision.”
Click here to read the original article on Cosmetic Surgery Times
During the summer months, a little goes a long way when it comes to fabulous skin. It’s the season not to be aggressive with treatments, especially with increased sun exposure. In other words, it’s the small things will make the biggest difference! Here, see these tips for healthier skin.
Get Your Glow On
You expose more of your skin during the summer than in any other season so you want it to look flawless! Scrub away dead skin cells and create the perfect base for your sunless tan with a chemical peel, microdermabrasion or other exfoliating treatment recommended by our skin care experts.
Don’t forget a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from damaging burns and premature aging. Also consider adding a vitamin C serum to your daily skin care regime for an added boost of natural sun protection!
Give Yourself A Little Lift
Just because surgery’s not on the to-do list this summer doesn’t mean you can’t get a little lift. Using the innovative technologies of Forma and Pelleve, we can lift and firm the skin on the face, neck and body using radio frequency energy. No downtime, dramatic results!
Look Refreshed & Vibrant!
Whether it’s neurotoxins, dermal fillers or both, this is the perfect time to freshen up your appearance so you look rested and look your best. Consider a Botox browlift to open the eyes, lip injections with FDA-approved Volbella or soften your crow’s feet to name just a few options.
Ready to learn more or book your appointment? Call us today at: 856.424.1700
Do you dream about fuller lips, more youthful lips, or a longer-lasting lip enhancement result? Meet Volbella. It’s the latest addition to the Juvéderm family of hyaluronic acid (HA) injectables, formulated especially for the lips and the lip area — and Dr. Davis is one of only 20 in the country to have it available first!
What’s unique about Volbella is it’s composition, which gives it better lifting ability and longer lasting results (up to 1 year!). Its soft, smooth gel makes injections a breeze.
Volbella is also less likely to absorb water, which means less swelling and more natural looking lips. But it doesn’t stop there. Volbella is also perfect for filling those pesky vertical lines around the lips (perioral wrinkles or “smoker’s lines”) for full lip and mouth rejuvenation.
Trust us — you’ve never seen lips like this before! Call today to schedule your lip enhancement treatment with Dr. Davis: 856.424.1700