Your Suite Of Lip Enhancement Options

Full juicy lips with red lipstick. Lip enhancement options both invasive and noninvasive via Gardner Plastic Surgery

The lips may be one of the smaller body parts that people seek to enhance through plastic surgery, but there are numerous lip augmentation procedure options to choose from to tailor the results sought. Whether through injectable fillers or by more long-lasting surgical procedures, Dr. Paul M. Gardner or Dr. Leo M. Baccaro can use their cosmetic surgery artistry to help you enhance your lips to give them the shape, fullness, smoothness, softness, youthful look, and sex appeal you want. Read on to learn which lip procedure might meet your aesthetic needs.

Reasons for Seeking Lip Enhancement

Most women seek out lip augmentation options because they feel that their lips are too thin, whether through genetics or due to natural lip thinning as we age. Age-related lip thinning typically comes with wrinkles, which often adds to a woman’s unhappiness with the look of their lips. Some women are also dissatisfied by the shape of their lips, or otherwise want to better balance out the face with fuller lips or achieve a certain look. Whatever the reason, Gardner Plastic Surgery has numerous options that can help women get plump, fuller lips that will make them feel more youthful.

Minimally Invasive Lip Augmentation at Gardner Plastic Surgery

Lip augmentation options at Gardner Plastic Surgery consist of non-invasive injectable fillers or surgical implants, lifts, grafts, and re-contouring. Injectable fillers for the lips have grown immensely popular in recent years and represent the easiest option for quickly enhancing the look of your lips. The in-office procedure takes just minutes and there is no significant downtime needed for recovery. The one drawback is that injectable fillers typically only last from six to nine months and need to be refreshed to maintain results.

Gardner Plastic Surgery, and its sister Naples-based medical spa, Tru Glō Medspa, rely on Juvéderm Ultra XC, Juverderm Volbella, and Restylane Silk as their primary injectable fillers for lip enhancement. These dermal fillers utilize hyaluronic acid, a natural occurring compound produced by the body that helps stimulate hydration and enhances results. Juvéderm Ultra XC serves as a thicker filler solution, which allows it to replenish more volume to deep wrinkles than most other dermal fillers. Juvederm Volbella and Restylane Silk, which was developed specifically for lip augmentation and smoothing, relies on a thinner filler solution for more detailed and finer plumping and wrinkle smoothing.

Surgical Lip Augmentation Options

Surgical lip augmentation options rely on different methods for a more permanent enhancement of lip fullness and smoothing. Given the surgery, these procedures typically take much more time than injectable fillers and require the need for recovery downtime. Surgical lip augmentation options at Gardner Plastic Surgery include:

  • Fat Transfer—uses surgery to extract fat from elsewhere in your body, which is then injected into the lips to achieve the desired fullness.
  • Dermal Graft—a dermal fat graft is surgically implanted under the lip lining to add volume and plumpness.
  • Vermillion Advancement—relies on removing skin bordering the lips and pulling the lip area into that space to increase lip area.
  • Implants (synthetic or natural)—inserted through incisions in the lips where needed for plumping and firming
  • Lip Lift—used to increase the lift on the upper lip by shortening the skin between the lips and nose.

Learn More Through a Consultation at Gardner Plastic Surgery

  If you would like to learn more about these procedures and discuss how Gardner Plastic Surgery can help you enhance the look of your lips, Dr. Gardner or Dr. Baccaro would be happy to speak to you in a one-on-one consultation. Our surgeons have a keen eye for aesthetic detail and the Gardner Plastic Surgery team has extensive combined experience helping our patients obtain the beautiful results they seek. Contact Gardner Plastic Surgery today at 239.566.2611 to schedule your initial consultation.

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Thigh Lift Procedure Aims To Firm And Tone

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While exercise and diet are proven methods of firming and toning one’s physique, the thighs can sometimes seem especially resistant to any exercise- or diet-induced change. Some people find that their thighs vigorously retain fat cells, cellulite, and excess skin, no matter how severe the diet nor how intense the exercise. This may tend to prove especially true when exercise and diet lead to significant weight loss in other parts of the body, or as a result of aging or pregnancy. While other parts of the body may have firmed and tightened with exercise and diet, the thighs may still retain sagging skin, dimples, and fat deposits.

Naples, Florida-based Gardner Plastic Surgery can address this apparent setback with a thigh lift, a surgical procedure that reduces excess fat and skin and reshapes the remaining tissue with the goal of firming and smoothing the overall thigh contours. With extensive training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the world-renowned Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro is performing the Thigh Lift as one of Gardner Plastic Surgery’s specialties.

Your Thigh Lift Procedure With Dr. Baccaro

A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, is generally performed by Dr. Baccaro as an outpatient procedure conducted under a general anesthesia. Prior to any surgery, though, Dr. Baccaro always evaluates his patient’s existing health profile and risk factors, and conducts a thorough examination and measurement of the surgery site. This evaluation and examination includes a consultation designed to precisely determine his patient’s preferred aesthetic goals and to ensure a smooth surgery. Among typical details discussed during a consultation with Dr. Baccaro are:

  • Patient’s surgical expectations and limitations
  • Thighplasty surgery options
  • Patient’s Surgical history
  • Existing medical conditions, allergies, and medical treatments
  • Post-surgery treatment and recovery regimen

During the surgery, incision patterns vary depending upon the scope of treatment and location of areas being treated, but each incision made is used for fat and skin removal, after which the underlying tissue is reshaped and tightened, while the overlaying skin is lifted, smoothed and sutured back into place at the incision site. In some cases, liposuction may be utilized alone or as an adjunct of the thighplasty procedure.

As an outpatient procedure, Dr. Baccaro’s patients are typically released to go home shortly after the procedure itself, which can take two to three hours. Patients can expect to experience bruising, swelling and soreness in the thigh area, but this will be alleviated to some extent with prescribed pain and anti-inflammatory medications. Compression bandages may be used, and post-surgery drainage devices are inserted to collect excess fluid. Dr. Baccaro may suggest other post-operative care conditions as warranted. Most patients are able to return to work within a week to 10 days, and can resume physical activity within four to six weeks.        

Contact Gardner Plastic Surgery for Your Thigh Lift

If you would like to learn more about sculpting your thighs with a thighplasty at Naples, Florida-based Gardner Plastic Surgery, Dr. Baccaro has a keen eye for aesthetic detail and extensive training from some of the top names in the art of cosmetic surgery. To learn more about how Dr. Baccaro and Gardner Plastic Surgery can help reshape, tone, and firm your thighs, contact us today at 239.566.2611 to schedule your initial consultation.

 

Brazilian Butt Lift Continues to Soar in Popularity

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The Brazilian Butt Lift has been the third fastest growing cosmetic surgery so far this century—a 254 percent increase in annual procedures performed compared with 2000. Naples, Florida-based Gardner Plastic Surgery is proud to have a dedicated surgeon on staff  with extensive training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the world-renowned Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro. Dr. Baccaro offers the Brazilian Butt Lift as an option to enhance the hips and buttocks.

 

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a two-step procedure utilizing liposuction and fat transfer to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the hips and buttocks. The procedure helps correct flattening, sagging and unbalancing of the buttocks region that happens to people as they age,as a result of reduced exercise, or simply due to genetics. The Brazilian Butt Lift is considered an alternative option to the traditional butt lift, which relies on silicone implants to achieve the firming, plumper look.

The liposuction component of the Brazilian Butt Lift provides further aesthetic enhancement by removing fatty deposits in other parts of the body. When removed from the waist and thighs, this can result in an immediate slimming effect that further enhances the patient’s silhouette . This excess fat is then grafted into the patient’s upper buttocks region to achieve the pronounced curve and appearance of higher, fuller and more firm buttocks.  

 

What to Expect From Your Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

A Brazilian Butt Lift procedure at Gardner Plastic Surgery begins with an initial consultation and physical examination with Dr. Baccaro, who needs to determine which fatty deposits can be removed from other parts of the body for the best effect. The consultation will also include a detailed discussion about the aesthetic goals you want to achieve with the procedure.

The actual surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure using either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation and local anesthesia. To help reduce signs of visible scarring, the procedure relies on small, carefully placed incisions for both the liposuction and grafting components of the procedure.

The procedure itself can be successfully conducted in an afternoon, with limited pain and discomfort; however, patients will need about two weeks of careful down time for successful recovery. Not only is this downtime needed for surgery recovery, but to provide time for the grafted fat to successfully meld into its new location in the body. During this recovery period, patients need to avoid sitting or lying directly on the buttocks. Dr. Baccaro will provide other recommendations for successful recovery and buttocks shape retention as needed.      

 

Contact Gardner Plastic Surgery for Your Brazilian Butt Lift

If you are considering the enhancement of your posterior with the Brazilian Butt Lift, Dr. Baccaro, of Naples, Florida-based Gardner Plastic Surgery has a keen eye for aesthetic detail and extensive training and experience in fat transfer techniques. To learn more about how Dr. Baccaro and Gardner Plastic Surgery can help reshape your buttocks and slim your physique with its two-step Brazilian Butt Lift, contact us today at 239.566.2611 to schedule your initial consultation.