Types of Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic Breast Procedures

Cosmetic breast surgery is sought out for many personal reasons. There are many different techniques that can be used to enhance, improve and restore a more aesthetic breast shape. During your consultation Dr. Sayeed will discuss your goals and concerns regarding surgery and create a plan you are comfortable with.

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Breast Augmentation

The goal of a breast augmentation is to increase the fullness and projection of a patient’s breasts. It can improve balance of your figure and enhance self-image and self-confidence. Most breast augmentations are performed under general anesthesia or with sedation. Recovery times are variable depending on type of surgery and what you need to be able to do. A decision regarding the location of incisions and placement of implant as well as type of implant to be used require an in depth discussion in person. Dr. Sayeed does perform breast augmentations through an endoscopic transaxillary "underarm" approach when possible. The goal for any surgery especially where an implant is being used is to perform the safest and most durable operation to maximize your result and minimize short and long term complications such as implant malposition or capsular contracture.

Breast Lift

Also know as a mastopexy, this procedure is performed to remove excess skin and reshape the breast to a cosmetically acceptable shape. In most cases it also allows for a improved position of the nipple an areola. The final resulting scar may be confined the areola (peri-areola), a lollipop shape (vertical) or an anchor type incision (wise pattern) . The type of scar is determined by the shape of the breast and goal of the patient.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction improves the cosmetic appearance of an enlarged breast. In addition patient with symptoms caused by the size and weight of their breast (back pain, neck pain, breast pain and rashes) can have significant improvement in their quality of life by reducing breast size and elevating the breast on the chest. Insurance may cover breast reduction.

Temporary Breast Augmentation

Also termed "vacation augmentations". Temporary augmentations can be performed by injecting saline into the breast tissue. The procedure is done under local anesthesia. The result may last up to 48 hrs. As the saline reabsorbs the breast will go back to their original shape. Patients who are unsure about having an implant based augmentation have undergone this procedure to "see how it looks".

Fat Transfer for Breast Augmentation

There is little long term information regarding the results of fat transfer to the breast. Fat is commonly transferred to many parts of the body including the face and for the more popular "Brazilian Butt Lift". The breast is a hormonally active organ and injecting fat into and around the breast tissue requires a detailed discussion. The procedure is commonly performed in patients with asymmetric breasts.

Cosmetic Facial Procedures

Beauty is but a lease from nature. - Edward Counsel, Maxims

Cosmetic facial procedures for both men and women can help to "renew your lease" or create a new look. With almost no downtime non-surgical procedures can minimize appearance of wrinkles, refill areas of deflation and lift soft tissue. These procedures can create both subtle and drastic improvements. Surgical procedures can performed under local or general anesthesia and can create lasting changes that improve your appearance and confidence.

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Facelift

The procedure also known as rhytidectomy, helps to remove the signs of aging caused by loose skin and descent from gravity. The goal is to restore facial contours avoiding an "over-done" appearance. This is performed with a combination of skin removal, lifting and restoring fat that atrophies with age using fat grafting.

Brow Lift

Also known as a forehead lift, reduces the wrinkle lines that can develop across the forehead, nose bridge, and between the eyes. This popular procedure also fades the appearance of frown lines, the vertical lines that develop between the eyebrows. It also raises sagging brows and repositions them to appear brighter and more youthful.

Eyelid Lift

Also known as a blepharoplasty, helps return a youthful appearance by tightening sagging or loose skin that create wrinkles and folds around the eyes. Eyelid surgery is also a corrective measure for tired appearing eyes with "bags". Upper eyelid procedures can be performed under local anesthetic in the office.

Rhinoplasty & Septoplasty

A Rhinoplasty or "Nose Job" is performed for cosmetic or functional breathing issues. It is the second most common procedure performed by plastic surgeons around the country. As the central and most prominent part of the face small imperfections may make a person feel as if they are exaggerated. Surgery can help improve the many dimensions of the nose and in combination with other techniques such as chin augmentation with implants, fillers or fat may be reviewed to improve facial balance. Nasal breathing can improve with septal surgery and may be covered by insurance.

Injectables

Botulinum toxin sold as as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are injected to improve the appearance of lines or rhytides along the forehead, around the eyes and mouth. This treatment can also create an appearance of a brow lift. Fillers including Juvederm, Restalyne and Voluma can be used to augment cheeks, noses, lips and chins. They can also be used to fill deeper lines where botox may not be completely effective. Dr. Sayeed uses local anesthetics and topical medication to make these procedures more comfortable

Body Contouring

Contouring procedures of the trunk, arms and thighs can improve ones self confidence and appearance. Removing excess skin and or fat and tightening muscles can create an improved silhouette.

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Liposuction

Small areas of liposuction can be performed in our office under local anesthetic. Larger areas require either sedation or general anesthetics and can be performed in one of a number of approved facilities where Dr. Sayeed operates. Downtime is minimal with most patients complaining of soreness for a few days.

Buttock Augmentation

Buttock augmentation can be performed with implants or most commonly with fat transfer also known as a "Brazilian But Lift. This procedure contours the waistline using liposuction. The fat is then filtered and transferred to augment the size and shape of the buttocks. This is a safe procedure since the patients own tissue is used. Patient desires are taken into consideration when shaping this area and fully reviewed during consultation.

Tummy Tuck

Also known as an abdominoplasty, this procedure removes excess fat and skin which can be caused from aging, pregnancy, prior surgery or weight loss. It removes most of lower abdominal stretch marks by removing the skin. Abdominal muscles are tightened and reinforced with sutures leading to a flatter appearance. Dr. Sayeed routinely performs liposuction with abdominoplasty to maximize final abdominal contour. The procedure can be performed after massive weight loss particularly following bariatric surgery. Contouring after massive weight loss may include a trunk lift that will remove excess skin and fat along the waist towards the back of the body.

Fat Transfer

More is being understood about the use of fat transfer for augmentation and rejuvenation. Adipose derived stem cells are a hot topic in plastic surgery. Noticable differences have been found in patients treated with fat grafting for burns, scars, radiation damage and wounds. Additionally when used for cosmetic reasons changes have been noted to overlying skin which create a rejuvenated appearance. Small areas of fat grafting can be performed under local anesthesia in our office including facial injections.

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Facial Fat Transfer

Achieve a fuller youthful appearance with fat grafting to your cheeks, lips, chin, temporal hollows using your own fat which is long lasting. The risks are similar to those of using fillers which are temporary. Small areas can be performed in our office under local anesthetic. Fat is aspirated with small instruments and re-injected.

Buttocks

Buttock augmentation can be performed with implants or most commonly with fat transfer also known as a "Brazilian But Lift. This procedure contours the waistline using liposuction. The fat is then filtered and transferred to augment the size and shape of the buttocks. This is a safe procedure since the patients own tissue is used. Patient desires are taken into consideration when shaping this area and fully reviewed during consultation.

Breast

Instead of using implants Dr. Sayeed can transfer fat obtained from liposuction to the breast for a small to moderate size augmentation. In patients who have undergone mastectomy and reconstruction fat grafting can improve contour irregularities and will most likely be covered by insurance. This technique is also beneficial in patients who have asymmetric breast providing a natural augmentation as compared with implants.

Hand Rejuvenation

Fat grafting into the hands adds volume and covers underlying blood vessels and tendons, which often appear due to aging. Skin may also appear thicker and more youthful.

Male Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic surgery is not only for women. Many men are opting for rejuvenating procedures such as Botox and filler injections for quick improvements. Contouring with liposuction is also popular to help refine shape and remove stubborn areas of fat.

Dr Sayeed also treats gynecomastia.

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