Excess skin is not pleasant to deal with. It can cause self-esteem problems and body issues. It can also make certain clothing difficult to wear, sometimes even painful. If you have excess skin hanging from your upper arms and want it trimmed away, consider an arm lift.
During an arm lift, the excess fat found in the tissue drooping from the upper arms is removed using liposuction. The excess skin is then removed. This recontouring will give you arms that are more toned and more in proportion to the rest of your body.
So get on the path to getting rid of that excess skin – contact us for an appointment! You’ll meet with Dr. Paul Gill, a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience. Dr. Gill will explain the arm lift procedure in greater detail and will answer all of your questions.
Has the aging process caused you to develop hanging arm skin? Exercise is a great way to stay healthy, but it won’t do anything to remove those flaps known to many as “bat wings.” However, there is a surgical technique to trim away these embarrassing wings: brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift.
Brachioplasty gets rid of loose arm skin and fatty deposits, giving your arms the tight, toned look that exercise alone can’t accomplish. The surgeon will make an incision and remove all the unnecessary tissue, then redrape the skin to create a contoured look.
Find out more about this popular cosmetic procedure by discussing it with skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Gill. Dr. Gill has years of experience and will make sure that you fully understand the brachioplasty procedure. To set up an appointment to discuss it, contact our office.
Otoplasty is a way to surgically correct issues that patients are experiencing with the shape and size of their ears. The congenital malformation known as Stahl’s Ear can be dealt with using otoplasty, eliminating the issue once and for all.
Stahl’s Ear typically appears as a unilateral condition. This means that only one of a patient’s ears is affected by it. In approximately 20% of patients who come in for otoplasty, however, it is bilateral, meaning it affects both ears. If both ears are affected, the otoplasty surgery may take slightly longer, but it will not make it more complicated.
Your Stahl’s Ear malformation can be a thing of the past once you come in for otoplasty, so what are you waiting for? Call or email now to make an appointment. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Gill has years of experience and will be happy to discuss the procedure in greater detail.
Age and sun exposure can cause damage to the skin cells, resulting in a variety of skin issues. Also called derma peeling or chemexfoliation, chemical peel treatments will ease away these issues, removing the damaged cells and replacing them with new, fresh cells. This procedure is an effective alternative to invasive surgery.
During a chemical peel treatment, one or more chemicals are applied to the skin of the face or other area being treated. These chemicals create a controlled burn through the skin layers, reaching to various depths depending on the type of chemicals and the patient’s aesthetic goals.
To determine the type of chemical peel treatment that would best fit your particular skin issues, it’s best to arrange a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can answer all of your questions about the procedure. Dr. Paul Gill is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. To arrange a consultation, contact our office.
Chemical peels are specifically formulated to make your skin smooth and youthful-looking by removing old skin cells. They can ease away several skin issues, including sun damage, fine lines, deep wrinkles, and irregular pigmentation.
While chemical peels are most commonly used to treat the skin of the face, they are versatile and can also be employed as a method of rejuvenating the skin of the hands, arms, legs, chest, and neck. If you have a skin issue, a chemical peel may be just the solution you’ve been looking for.
Come to Dr. Paul Gill with your specific needs and goals, and he will recommend the procedure that will work best for you. Dr. Gill is a well-respected board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience. To set up an appointment with Dr. Gill to discuss chemical peels, contact our office.
As a person ages, the accompanying loss of skin elasticity causes the skin to droop. Gravity’s constant pull is harder to fight when a person’s skin is not as structurally sound as it used to be. When the skin hangs down and creates creases, it’s time to consider a facelift. Facelifts can remove that excess skin and eliminate creases.
Facelifts can sometimes be combined with neck lifts. A neck lift takes away vertical neck bands and excess fatty deposits in the neck area. The platysma muscles are tightened, and the jawline is trimmed.
What else can a facelift do for you? Contact our office to find out! Make an appointment for a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Gill, a respected medical professional with years of experience with aesthetic surgery.
Radiesse can be used to fill numerous facial wrinkles, including the nasolabial folds. Also called smile lines or parentheses lines, these deep wrinkles come down diagonally from the sides of the nose to meet the sides of the mouth.
With age comes a slowed rate of collagen and elastin production. Without as much of these proteins, we lose volume from the skin, including the sides of the nose. To restore this volume, Radiesse stimulates collagen and elastin production.
It can be difficult to maintain structure and volume in the skin as we age, so speak with double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Gill about Radiesse. Dr. Gill’s years of experience make him ideal to perform this procedure. To create an appointment, contact us today.
Current methods of detection and treatment have made breast cancer a less fatal threat. But beating cancer is only half the battle. Breast reconstruction is the next step in recovery for most women.
The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 has made is possible for many women to gain access to affordable or fully-covered reconstruction following mastectomy. But a lack of communication between doctors and patients has caused some women to unknowingly forgo immediate breast reconstruction.
Many women are simply unaware that most insurance companies, including Medicaid and Medicare, cover the cost of reconstruction because their doctors fail to mention it.
According to a 2009 poll published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 70 percent of women with breast cancer who are eligible for breast-reconstructive surgery are not informed by their physician that the option exists.
To gap the bridge in communication, New York and Texas have recently passed laws that require hospitals and physicians to discuss reconstruction options with their patients before undergoing breast cancer surgery.
While these laws have the right intentions, many physicians feel they may create even more issues for hospital staff.
According to Dr. John C. Oeltjen, a Miami plastic surgeon, mandating a law in all states “”would create uniformity among hospitals as far as disclosure of patient options goes,” but he argues it “would not solve all the logistical problems of coordinating consultations and then surgeries between … doctors.”
The issue is not an easy one to solve, but it’s clear that women are missing out on important health-related information. 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and breast reconstruction surgery is a key component to emotional and physical recovery.
Source: Orlando Sentinel
What will I look like after breast augmentation? The New You Visualizer is an interactive tool designed to help you find out –in the privacy of your own home.
Mentor Worldwide LLC, a leading saline and silicone breast implants manufacturer, has launched a new educational campaign for women featuring actress and model, Brooke Burke-Charvet as their new spokesperson.
“If cosmetic surgery is something you’re considering it’s important to make an informed, healthy decision. In truth, I think the decision-making process is as important as the procedure itself,” said Burke-Charvet.
How the New You Visualizer can work for you
The New You Visualizer, which was developed by Mentor, can be found at LoveYourLook.com. The website allows you to securely upload a photo of yourself and make modifications based on implant size, shape and position. You’re also able to design customized before and after plastic surgery images that you can print or save online for later.
“Women are bombarded with information about breast augmentation, but don’t get the answer they really want, specifically ‘How will I look afterward?’. I love that the New You Visualizer empowers women to inform themselves,” Burke-Charvet said.
Mentor recommends bringing these simulated images with you to your first plastic surgery consultation. This will help eliminate some of the ambiguity that can arise when discussing your cosmetic goals and expectations
“Our goal with this campaign is to enable a better conversation between a woman and her doctor so she can achieve the best results possible,” said David Wilson, Worldwide President, Mentor Worldwide LLC.
Set-up a consultation for breast augmentation
Once you’ve done at-home research on breast augmentation surgery, the next step is to set-up a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Gill is a leading plastic surgeon in The Woodlands with years of experience performing breast augmentation. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today.
Source: PR Newswire
More than 39,000 women will die from breast cancer in 2012 according to recent statistics released by the American Cancer Society. This information should be salient with all women, and particularly with women who have undergone breast augmentation.
Regular mammograms are the most effective way to detect instances of breast cancer in women. You should never have to sacrifice your health for beauty, which means women may need to take additional steps when seeking out regular mammograms after breast augmentation.
Mammograms must be performed in a special way for women after breast augmentation in order to see the breast tissue effectively. If performed incorrectly, it is possible for mammogram screenings to provide inaccurate results for these women. Factors such as implant placement, type of mammogram technique utilized and technician training and expertise can all affect the results of the mammogram.
According to ImplantInfo.com, women who have undergone breast augmentation should take certain precautions when seeking out mammograms. If you have breast implants, you can assure more accurate breast cancer screenings by following the steps below:
- Ask your plastic surgeon if he or she can give you a referral for your mammogram
- Verify that the staff is properly trained and certified to give mammograms
- Explain to the staff, prior to your appointment, that you have had breast augmentation
- If possible, request to work with a technician that has experience with breast implants
- Remind your technician that you have breast implants prior to your mammogram
In addition to regular mammograms, women with breast augmentation should follow the same breast care guidelines as women who do not have implants. Monthly self-examinations should be implemented, and mammograms should be performed at the recommended intervals – initiating at age 35 and then continuing annually after age 40.