Plastic Surgery Blog

Breast Augmentation San Francisco

Published on June 16, 2017 by

Breast Augmentation is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that many women opt for in order to enhance the size of their breasts. Some women find that as they get older, after pregnancy and nursing or after a significant weight loss that they have lost volume in their breasts, while other women may have never been satisfied with the size of their breasts and always wished they had a little more to better compliment their body proportion. Breast Augmentation is achieved through the use of Saline filled or Silicon implants and is highly customized to each patient’s individual goals and needs.

Breast Augmentation begins with a consultation—this consultation is a good time to learn more about the procedure and recovery process, find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure, get to know the plastic surgeon and learn about their recommended approach for achieving your goals. If you are interested in scheduling your confidential consultation with Dr. James Anthony today, contact our office today.

 

Blepharoplasty San Francisco

Published on June 4, 2017 by

The skin around our eyes is very delicate and often times it is one of the first areas we start to see signs of aging. Many people are unhappy with sagging skin, wrinkles, creases and bags in their upper and/or lower eyelids that they feel prematurely ages them and makes them look more run-down than they are or feel. Through Blepharoplasty Dr. James Anthony has helped many men and women of varying ages achieve fresher, more youthful, alert appearance.

Take a look at our online before and after photo gallery of patients who’ve undergone Blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty, also known as an Eyelid Lift, may be performed n the upper and/or lower eyelids. Some patients opt to combine the Blepharoplasty procedure with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as botox, dermal fillers, a brow lift or a facelift. To learn more about the Blepharoplasty procedure and recovery and to find out if you may be a good candidate for the procedure, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Anthony today.

 

Gynecomastia Treatment San Francisco

Published on May 16, 2017 by

Gynecomastia Treatment is a condition that causes the overdevelopment of breast tissue or fat in men giving them a more feminine chest appearance than is normally seen. Gynecomastia is occasionally outgrown, but for those who don’t outgrow it the condition may be permanent unless otherwise surgically corrected. The surgical treatment of Gynecomastia is called Male Breast Reduction and is performed through a couple different techniques depending on each patients individual needs, though most often Liposuction on it’s own can be all that is required. Click on over to view our Before and After photos of patients who’ve undergone Male Breast Reduction.

Men who suffer with Gynecomastia, though there are no adverse health risks associated with the condition, often struggle with feeling self-conscious of their appearance. If you are interested in learning more about Gynecomastia Treatment and to find out if you may be a good candidate for Male Breast Reduction, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. James Anthony today.

Breast Lift San Francisco

Published on May 2, 2017 by

We all experience the subtle changes our bodies go through as we get older from lines and creases to sagging and it can make us feel less than our most confident selves. Women often find, particularly after pregnancy and nursing, or after a significant weight loss, that their breasts have begun to sag. To rejuvenate the breast appearance and create perkier, more youthful looking breasts, many women opt for the Breast Lift. The Breast Lift procedure, also known as a Mastopexy, is designed to raise and reshape the breast. Some women choose to combine the breast lift surgery with a breast augmentation in order to take advantage of both lifting and enhancing the fullness of the breast at the same time.

If you are interested in learning more about your breast rejuvenation options and to find out if a breast rejuvenation may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. James Anthony today. Dr. Anthony works with each patient to develop the best procedure plan to create the most natural and ideal results for them.

Lip Augmentation San Francisco

Published on April 20, 2017 by

Many people desire fuller, poutier lips than they were naturally born with and through  Lip Augmentation. Lip Augmentation is achieved using dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and is not only used to enhance the fullness of the upper and/or lower lip but can also be used to successfully reduce vertical lines in the lips. Juvéderm creates natural looking and feeling results and the takes just minutes to administer with no downtime required afterwards for recovery.

Sometimes Lip Augmentation is performed in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as botox and dermal fillers for lines and creases around the nose and mouth, or in the forehead area. If you are interested in learning more about San Francisco Lip Augmentation and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Anthony today.

Breast Reduction San Francisco

Published on April 9, 2017 by

The Breast Reduction surgery has a high rate of satisfaction in women who undergo the procedure in order to reduce the size and weight of their breasts. It can result in more comfortable and confident living. Overly large breasts puts a constant strain on the neck, back, and shoulders and can restrict physical activity and make finding clothing that fits appropriately more difficult. Aside from the physical strain and restraints disproportionately large breasts can cause, some women feel self-conscious of the size of their breasts in public.

The Breast Reduction procedure reduces the breasts to a size more comfortable for the woman. Dr. Anthony works with each patient to understand their specific concerns and goals and uses that to create the best procedure plan for achieve the results they want. If you are interested in learning more about Breast Reduction and to find out if you may be a good candidate for the procedure, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Anthony today.

Breast Augmentation Prep San Francisco

Published on March 25, 2017 by

Breast Augmentation Prep starts with a consultation with a plastic surgeon. During your consultation the plastic surgeon will ask you about your goals, your concerns, your medical history, and will examine your breasts. During this consultation the plastic surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedures and, if so, start to formulate the best procedure plan for achieving the desired results. During the consultation the patient is also interviewing the plastic surgeon in a sense to find out if they are the best plastic surgeon for them. It is important to find a plastic surgeon who has the training, certification, experience necessary to give you the safest procedure possible, as well as one who understands you aesthetic goals.

Before the procedure, your Breast Augmentation prep may include getting a blood test, you may be asked to adjust any medications you are taking, if you are a smoker you will be asked to stop, and you will be advised to not take any aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs, which can increase bleeding during the procedure. If you are interested in learning more about the breast augmentation prep process and to find out if you may be a good candidate for this procedure, contact our office to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Anthony today.

Arm Lift San Francisco

Published on March 11, 2017 by

Arm Lift is a procedure that is also known as Brachioplasty and is performed to improve the appearance of the upper arms. Many people struggle with their upper arm appearance and may find that even as the rest of their body responds to their diet and exercise efforts, the upper arms remain stagnant in their progress. Excess, sagging skin in the upper arm causes many people to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable, particularly when warmer weather makes sleeveless shirts most desirable.

The Arm Lift is achieved through an incision that runs on the lower portion of the upper arm between the elbow and the arm pit. It is important to know that this incision will leave behind a permanent scar. The Arm Lift achieves a tighter and smoother upper arm appearance and in some cases may be performed in combination with other body contouring procedures such as Liposuction or a Body Lit. If you are interested in learning more about the Arm Lift procedure and recovery process and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Anthony today.

Body Lift Procedure Steps San Francisco

Published on February 27, 2017 by

The Body Lift Procedure Steps start with anesthesia that may be administered intravenously or as general anesthesia. The incision in a body lift is commonly made in what is known as a bikini pattern where the abdomen, waist, thighs, buttocks and groin are all tightened and lifted in one fell swoop. The last step, if this is the only procedure being performed at this time (sometimes the body lift is performed in combination with Liposuction if there is stubborn fat in the area as well) is closing the incision through the use of sutures, tapes, or skin adhesives.

Results from a Body Lift procedure are visible almost immediately, though your body will continue to heal and adjust over time. If you are interested in learning more about the body lift procedure and recovery process, and to find out if you may be a good candidate for the procedure, contact our office to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Anthony today.

Abdominoplasty San Francisco

Published on February 11, 2017 by

Abdominoplasty, also called a Tummy Tuck, is a procedure used by both men and women to achieve a more flat, smooth, and toned abdominal region. The mid-section is an area that many people struggle with for one reason or another, particularly after pregnancy or weight loss. Abdominoplasty is performed through an incision that runs horizontally across the lower abdomen from hip to hip–it is important to understand that this incision will leave behind a permanent scar, though it is easily hidden by underwear and swimwear. The Abdominoplasty procedure may be performed in slightly different variations with different amounts of invasive techniques depending on the amount of rejuvenation required to achieve the desired results–for example, a “mini-tummy tuck” may be used with a small incision size to achieve a smaller rejuvenation. Sometimes the abdominoplasty procedure may be performed in combination with other body contouring procedures such as liposuction or as part of a more comprehensive rejuvenation for mothers looking to improve the areas of their bodies most affected by having children.

If you are interested in learning more about the abdominoplasty procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Anthony today. Abdominoplasty may not be right for everyone, ideal candidates are in good mental and physical health with realistic expectations for the procedure and its potential results.