Surgical Procedures

  • Looking Natural

    Most, if not all plastic surgery offices will offer both surgical and nonsurgical options–but how do you know when you should take the surgical route versus opting for a nonsurgical treatment?  

    In this video, ASAPS members, Gaurav Baharti, MD and Clay Forsberg, MD discuss how they balance nonsurgical and surgical treatments over time to help their patients look and feel their best. 

  • Neck Rejuvenation

    Did you know that the neck is one of the first places to show signs of aging? This occurs because the skin on our neck is delicate and tends to develop wrinkles faster than they would on the face. Many patients today are combating signs of aging with a neck lift. A neck lift (also known as platysmaplasty) enhances the appearance of the neck by tightening the skin and underlying muscles, improving the overall contour of the jawline. 

  • Can Liposuction Give You the Ultimate Silhouette?

    Liposuction (also known as lipoplasty and body contouring surgery) sculpts your body, eliminating unwanted pockets of exercise and diet-resistant fat from the buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, calves, ankles, breasts (including male breasts), back, arms and neck. Liposuction is often combined with other procedures to create a desired shape and is one of the safest and most popular cosmetic procedures. While it doesn't remove cellulite or loose skin, it can change your shape dramatically. 

  • The Benefits of Nonsurgical Fat Reduction

    Nonsurgical fat reduction (also referred to as noninvasive body contouring or CoolSculpting) is a procedure that uses specialized equipment to eliminate unwanted pockets of body fat. More patients are seeking alternatives to liposuction that deliver the results they are looking for without going under the knife.  

    In this video, ASAPS member and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Wald reviews both heating and cooling devices that can be used to help dissolve stubborn fat. 

  • Tubular Breast: Causes and treatment

    Tubular breasts are a developmental abnormality that occurs when normal breast growth is restricted by the surrounding tissue in the chest wall, and can result in either minor or severe cases. 

  • The Minimally Invasive Facelift

    ASAPS member, Christine Hamori, MD from Duxbury, MA describes the Silhouette Lift, a minimally invasive option for patients wanting to recontour the face without more invasive surgery. This sterile procedure is an effective minimally-invasive alternative to the traditional facelift. Dr. Hamori notes, “The Silhouette Lift can be enhanced with small amounts of filler that provide patients with both lift and volume within a short amount of time.” 

  • Brazilian Butt Lift: It’s All About Shape

    Dr. Stanley Okoro discusses the benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift, and how proportions are everything when it comes to matching a patient’s new derriere with their hips, waistline, etc. to create the perfect silhouette. He explains that for his clientele, the procedure is life-changing in terms of overall self-confidence. 

  • Revision Breast Surgery

    Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Melinda Haws, reviews breast revision surgery. 

  • Injectables Stopped My Signs of Aging

    Ronald felt he had two things working against him besides aging— he is a cyclist and he's also HIV-positive, the drugs Ronald takes to stay healthy have had some side effects on his looks. Ronald came into Dr. Tracy Pfeifer's office and was interested in looking as healthy and young as he feels on the inside. Together, they talked about the different options in terms of eliminating some of the gauntness he was experiencing in his face and also some of the vertical creases in his skin that really bothered him. 

  • I Love My Facelift!

    Vivian decided to have a facelift, because when she looked in the mirror she felt like she was looking at an old woman she didn’t recognize. 

    Having an ASAPS, board-certified plastic surgeon made her feel that her surgeon had the qualifications and accreditation by his peers— and that was very important to her. 

    In this video, Dr. Levine explains what made Vivian a perfect candidate for plastic surgery. She knew exactly what it was that she wanted to see improved, and understood that this procedure would be the best method to achieve her goals.