Breast Augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enlarge the size and shape of a woman's breast. This procedure is typically done:
Breast Reduction is a procedure to reduce breast volume. It sometimes is used to balance breast size in addition to breast reconstructive procedures.
Reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other disease is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures available today. New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that closely matches a natural breast in both form and appearance.
Birthmarks, abnormal breast development, hand deformities and deformed ears are the most common examples of congenital defects that can be corrected. Children born with a cleft palate or lip will require reconstructive surgery, which is usually performed when the child is young. Scars, burns, and hand injuries may result from trauma and often require reconstructive surgery.
Eyelid surgery is performed on men and women of all ages who feel their eyes are making them look tired, sad or older than they feel. Eyelid surgery can remove the excess fat and drooping skin of the upper eyelids, minimize bags under the eyes and tighten the lower eyelid skin. The result is a more alert and rested appearance.
A facelift can improve the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles and re-draping the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery or nose reshaping. The best candidate for a facelift is a man or a woman whose face and neck have begun to sag but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well-defined. Most patients are in their forties and fifties, but facelifts can be done successfully on people in their seventies and eighties.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes deposits of excess fat from specific areas of the body, face and neck. Liposuction can be used to slim the hips and thighs, flatten the abdomen, shape the calves and ankles or reduce a double chin. This surgery is most commonly recommended for men and women of normal weight who simply want to improve their body contour.
A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. Individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation can benefit from this procedure. While chemical peel is usually performed for cosmetic reasons, it may also improve precancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars and even help to control acne.
The mild climate on the Gulf Coast is conducive to outdoor activity, and as a result, we see a higher incidence of skin cancer. Problematic skin areas are relatively easy to detect and most can be cured. A plastic surgeon may use various techniques to remove pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions and help minimize damage to the affected area.
Dr. Harris has completed fellowships in hand and microsurgery, and can diagnose and treat injuries related to the hand due to trauma, on the job injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis. USA Plastic Surgery Center has an on-site therapist who works one-on-one with patients to facilitate recovery, and we work closely with workman's comp rehabilitation nurses to coordinate patient care.
Call us to set up a consultation to address your individual needs. Our offices are conveniently located on the Infirmary West campus and allow for discreet entry and exit. For any additional information, call: (251) 660-5763.
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