Breast Augmentation Procedure Steps

Breast Augmentation Procedure Steps | Palm Desert Plastic SurgeryBreast augmentation ranks as the number one cosmetic surgery procedure in the US today. The procedure can be significantly customized to meet the unique needs of a patient. Although different surgical techniques may be used to perform breast augmentation, but the overall procedure steps will largely remain unchanged.

At the time of initial consultation the breast surgeon will discuss the steps involved in the surgery to familiarize the patient with the procedure. Patients can make better decisions and feel more confident when they know all about the procedure. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Anesthesia

As a first step, the patient will be placed under general anesthesia or sedation. The surgeon will determine beforehand about the patient’s fitness to undergo general anesthesia, and an anesthesiologist or an anesthetist nurse will administer it. Once the plastic surgery procedure is over, the patient will be brought out of anesthesia.

Following the surgery, the anesthesia effects can linger for a few hours, and the patient may feel slightly nauseous, cold, and groggy. She should have someone responsible to drive her back home once she has recovered reasonably from the anesthesia effects.  

Placing the Incisions

Following anesthesia, the surgeon will begin the procedure by placing incisions in well-concealed locations, which could be below the breast crease, under the arm, around the lower half of areola, or in exceptional cases, in the navel area. The surgeon’s goal will be to minimize subsequent scarring through discreet incisions.   

The location of incisions will be decided as part of the surgical plan in consultation with the patient. The patient’s specific anatomical and aesthetic needs will be considered while making this decision. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for breast augmentation.

Placement of Implants

The surgeon may decide to place the implants in front of the pectoral muscle right behind the breast tissue, or just below the pectoral muscle. The appropriate recommendation will be made to the patient after taking into account the size of implants, the breast anatomy of the patient, and her personal aesthetic goals. The surgeon’s goal while making this decision will be to create desirable, natural looking results in a less invasive manner.

Wound Closure

After the surgeon has adjusted the implants into the breast pockets, they will close the wounds carefully with removable or absorbable sutures. Traditional sutures will usually be removed in about a week to 10 days. The incision site should be kept very clean to minimize the risk of infection. The patient should put minimal strain in the incision area until the healing has progressed.

Bandages and Drains

Right after the surgery, the surgeon will cover the incision areas with bandages. Temporary drain tubes will be placed underneath the skin in the incision areas to collect excess fluid. The patient will be provided with a special surgical bra, which she will have to wear for several weeks until the breasts have fully acquired their new shape and healed adequately.

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How much does Breast Implant Exchange Surgery Cost?

Breast Implant Exchange Surgery Cost | Plastic Surgery | Palm DesertBreast implant exchange procedure may be required at some stage after the primary breast augmentation cosmetic surgery. Many women want the exchange procedure to have new implants of a different size or type, while in some cases the implant may be damaged and require replacement. During the initial consultation, the breast revision surgeon will discuss all aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs.

Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast implant exchange surgery and various other procedures. Dr. Q’s first goal will be to educate the patient about the procedure and help her to make a well-considered decision. She provides breast implant exchange surgery to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Financial Aspects

The monetary amount of breast implant exchange plastic surgery may often be a little higher than the cost of the primary augmentation procedure. The exchange procedure can be more complex, and must only be performed by a fully trained and experienced surgeon who has performed revision surgeries previously.

The new implants may cost more than the original ones, depending on the type of implants chosen. Nowadays ultra-cohesive silicone implant qualities are available, which are superior but relatively more expensive. In several cases, the implant exchange procedure may have to be accompanied by breast lift surgery. This will add to the costs, but the results can be highly attractive and natural looking.

Factors Impacting the Cost

The price tag for breast implant exchange procedure will usually vary from one surgical practice to another. A number of factors may be responsible for such difference. An important aspect will be the geographical location of the practice. If the practice is located in a major metropolitan area or a prime urban center, it will usually have higher costs because the overall cost of living index in such areas will be higher.

The skill and experience of the operating surgeon will typically influence how much fee they may charge for the procedure. The advantage of choosing an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon is that they have advanced training and invest in latest techniques, ongoing education and the latest safety protocols to create the best outcomes. Therefore, the surgeon’s fee should be a secondary consideration when selecting a surgeon for breast implant exchange surgery.

If the procedure is performed using general anesthesia, it will involve the fee of the anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist. Their fee may vary according to their skills and qualifications.

The surgical procedure may be performed at a hospital, an ambulatory surgical center or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits under each option may vary. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for breast implant exchange.

Financing Options

Most patients will be eligible for third party financing of breast implant exchange surgery through professional medical care finance firms. These firms offer specially designed loans for elective cosmetic procedures, which will have competitive interest rates, quick loan approvals, and easy monthly installment plans.

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Breast Implant Exchange Surgery

Breast Implant Exchange Surgery | Rancho Mirage Plastic SurgeryAlthough the success rates in breast implant cosmetic surgery have dramatically improved over the years, but complications may still arise at some point after the primary procedure. In such cases, the patient will usually have the option to get breast implants exchanged, or have them entirely removed to restore the original, natural breast appearance.

Breast implant exchange surgery can be more complex than the primary procedure. Therefore, only an experienced breast surgeon should perform it. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides breast implant exchange surgery to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

 

Implant Exchange Procedure

Breast implant exchange plastic surgery will be performed in a similar way as the primary breast augmentation procedure. The surgeon will usually prefer to use the old incision lines to remove damaged implants and replace them with new ones. This will ensure that no new scarring occurs after implant exchange procedure.

But if the new exchange implants are of a different type or size, or the positioning of implants is changed, it may become necessary to surgically adjust breast pockets through a new incision. Breast implant exchange is often accompanied by breast lift surgery, particularly if the exchange is performed several years after the primary procedure.

The aging effects over the years may cause the breast skin to become loose. Therefore, if the woman is receiving implant exchange many years after the primary augmentation, she may have to undergo breast lift as an additional surgery to achieve optimal aesthetic outcomes.

The choice of new implants will make a vital difference to the final results. Therefore, in breast implant exchange procedure, the patient should closely interact with the surgeon to determine the causes of primary implant failure, and choose the new implants with greater caution.

 

Choosing Between Exchange and Removal

Breast implant exchange is usually a simpler procedure than removal surgery. The risk of infection and bleeding is reduced because implant exchange will be less invasive surgery. However, in cases where the patient is having pain symptoms, arthritis or another autoimmune disease, the surgeon may recommend implant removal over implant exchange.

Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for breast implant exchange surgery.

 

Combining with Breast Lift

If the patient wants to exchange large sized implants with relatively smaller ones, it can create a sagging appearance in the breast. In such situations, the surgeon may recommend a breast lift surgery in conjunction with breast implant exchange.

 

Recovery

Recovery in breast implant exchange surgery can vary according to the complexity of the individual case. If the implant removal is accompanied by removal of scar tissue, the post-operative discomfort may be somewhat higher. The surgeon will prescribe pain meds for the first few days to keep the patient comfortable.

Most patients can return to their work or resume their daily activities in about a week to 10 days. Soreness in the breast area will remain for a few days after implant exchange, but will dissipate on its own.  

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Another Happy Patient!

This is a patient that had a cosmetic breast reduction
(mammaplasty) done and she is thrilled! 

Photo of Kat after Breast Reduction!!! Breast Reduction Before & After Photos

See more before and after photos here.

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.

To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com . Located in Rancho Mirage, CA.

What is Aesthetic Surgery?

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery | Palm Desert | Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsWomen and men who are unhappy with the appearance of one or more parts of the body may seek aesthetic surgery to improve the condition. Aesthetic plastic surgery procedures are designed to correct cosmetic flaws that make an individual feel self-conscious or affect their quality of life. Aesthetic treatment options will vary according to the age, condition and personal goals of a patient.

Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is an aesthetic fellowship trained, board certified plastic surgeon providing cutting edge aesthetic surgery as well as non-surgical procedures. Dr. Q customizes a procedure according to the patient’s unique anatomical and aesthetic needs. Dr. Q provides aesthetic surgery to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

Aesthetic Surgery for the Face

Face is a prominent part of the body from an aesthetic perspective. Signs of aging or any other anomalies of the facial features will reveal easily on the face. Facelift and neck lift cosmetic surgery are popular procedures to minimize or eliminate sagging skin, excess fat tissue, and wrinkles and lines from the face and neck.

Other key procedures, which may be performed in combination or individually include lower and upper eyelid lift, forehead lift or brow lift, nose reshaping surgery or rhinoplasty, chin or cheek implants, chin lift, cheek lift, and facial fat transfer. Fat reduction in the face and neck areas may be performed using liposuction aesthetic surgery.

Some patients may need only partial or maintenance procedures such as mini facelift. Non-surgical treatment such as Botox, dermal filler injections, and laser skin resurfacing may sometimes be combined with facial surgery to achieve more comprehensive outcomes in a less invasive manner. Face and neck surgeries are often combined to create more uniform looking results.

 

Aesthetic Surgery for the Body

Many women and men may accumulate unwanted fat deposits in certain areas of the body with age. This could adversely affect the overall contours and figure with excess fat tissue in the thighs, hips, flanks, abdomen, back, upper arms, calves, and knees. The cosmetic surgeon may recommend liposuction surgery to perform targeted fat reduction and enhance body contours.

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is another major aesthetic surgery to restore a flatter and firmer abdomen. The procedure may involve skin tightening, fat removal and repositioning of the underlying weak abdominal muscles. Some women may seek mommy makeover procedure, involving multiple surgeries, to restore their pre-pregnancy figure. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for aesthetic surgery.

 

Aesthetic Surgery for the Breasts

Breast cosmetic surgeries for women are increasingly popular, and may be combined independently or in conjunction with other procedures. Breast augmentation, involving surgical placement of saline or silicone implants to increase the breast size, is the second most popular aesthetic surgery after liposuction.

Some women may be bothered by the appearance of heavily drooping breasts and downward pointing nipples. This condition can be corrected with breast lift surgery, or a combination of breast implants and breast lift. Breast reduction aesthetic surgery may be performed on women who are bothered by the appearance of oversized breasts.

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Palm Springs Medical Spa

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Individuals who are reluctant to receive plastic surgery procedures can still achieve their aesthetic goals with innovative non-surgical procedures. Every year millions of American women and men receive the benefits of non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures.

These procedures are designed to reduce the facial signs of aging, tighten sagging skin, firm up and reduce unwanted fat deposits, and rejuvenate the overall physical appearance.

Dr. Q Medical Spa, led by experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a premier facility providing state of the art non-surgical procedures for the breast, body, and face. The medical spa is staffed by highly trained and compassionate professionals who are committed to providing a healthy and satisfying treatment experience to every patient. Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Re-Q-Venation

To describe its focus on innovation and customization in aesthetic procedures, Dr. Q Medical Spa has created the term Re-Q-Venation. Dr. Q and her team may combine cosmetic surgery and non-invasive procedures in some cases, or offer a combination of two or more non-surgical treatments, and at the same time, design the procedures to suit the unique needs of a patient.

Dr. Q is a board certified plastic surgeon, and she has carefully built her medical spa in a warm, comfortable and luxurious retreat-like setting to provide a completely relaxed, satisfying and elevating treatment experience. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive cutting edge aesthetic solutions at Dr. Q Medical Spa.

Commitment to Technology

Dr. Q believes that best treatment skills and total dedication on part of the treatment provider must be combined with state of the art aesthetic techniques and technology in order to produce most desirable outcomes. She realizes that the field of aesthetic medicine is progressing constantly, and she takes out time to update her knowledge and skills to be well-versed with the latest next-generation body contouring, anti-aging, and skin care solutions.

Dr. Q Medical Spa is equipped with safe, powerful, innovative and advanced aesthetic technologies that are designed to meet various needs of the patients under a single roof. Total patient care includes technology as an important component, and Dr. Q follows this ace combination diligently.

Key Procedures

Some of the major treatments offered at Dr. Q med spa include the following:

Body Contouring

• CoolSculpting
• UltraShape
• VelaShape III

Injectables

o Botox
o Dermal Fillers
o Juvederm Voluma
o Kybella
o Liquid Facelift

Laser Treatments

➢ EMatrix
➢ Laser Resurfacing
➢ Photofacial
➢ Ultherapy

Re-Q-Venation

Re-Q-Venation Packages
Body Re-Q-Venation
Skin Re-Q-Venation

Skin

• Acne Scarring
• Chemical Peel
• Facials
• Hydrafacial
• Hyperpigmentation
• Latisse
• Melasma
• Microneedling
• Skin Care Product

About Dr. Q

Dr. Q received her board certification from the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is a member of several medical organizations. She was recently named one of the Coachella Valley’s “Top Docs” by Castle Connelly, Ltd in Palm Springs Life magazine.

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Fat Grafting can Reduce the Appearance of Breast Implant Rippling

Fat Grafting can Reduce the Appearance of Breast Implant Rippling

Breast augmentation cosmetic surgery has continued to rank among the most popular procedures in the U.S. ever since the FDA approved silicone and saline implants for cosmetic breast enhancement. Success rates of the procedure have improved dramatically with advancements in surgical techniques and innovative breast implant qualities. However, sometimes the implants can still develop post-op complications.

Implant rippling is one of the common issues, which can compromise the shape and appearance of the breast. The problem can be addressed to a magnificent extent with a fat grafting technique. As compared to breast revision, fat grafting is a much lesser invasive procedure to improve breast appearance after implant rippling. Leading plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt provides this procedure to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding areas.

Why Rippling Occurs?  

In some cases, the patient may choose extra large breast implants that are oversized for her breast anatomy, while in other situations, the cosmetic surgeon may make a wrong judgment of size, and recommend oversized implants. The result can be over-stretching of the breast tissue. If the available breast tissue proves to be inadequate in covering the implant, rippling may occur.

While implant rippling can be corrected with breast replacement surgery, but that is a complicated and expensive option. Most patients will have the option to choose fat grafting procedure to address the problem of implant rippling. Fat grafting can add more volume and coverage to the existing implant. This will not resolve the rippling effect, but make it significantly less noticeable.

High Precision

A key advantage with fat grafting technique to reduce the appearance of implant rippling is the precision. The procedure allows for the placement of extra fat in very precise location to achieve maximum coverage. Harvested fat cells can be placed in the desired spots to improve shape and fullness. Thin-bodied women can be the best beneficiaries of fat grafting.

Fat grafting enables the surgeon to create a sort of padding over the rippled implants, leading to thickening of the breast tissue. It volumizes the upper pole of the breasts, supporting increased coverage of the underlying implants. Breast asymmetries can also be reduced with fat grafting.

Choosing the Right Surgeon  

Fat grafting is a less invasive technique, and may appear to be a rather simple procedure at the outset. However, in reality this procedure very sensitive and involves high skills and experience. Only an experienced plastic surgeon would be able to achieve consistent looking results in every case. From fat harvesting to fat purifying to fat grafting, every stage of the procedure will make an impact on the final result. Dr. Quardt provides fat grafting to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas.

Some degree of fat loss will almost always occur during the fat harvesting stage. However, a skilled surgeon can minimize the loss and thereby reduce the number of grafts needed. The most adept surgeons are typically able to ensure that a minimum of 70 to 90% of the injected fat does not perish but is able to live after this stage is completed.

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Americans Increasingly Choose Invasive and Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures

Americans Increasingly Choose Invasive and Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures: ASPS Report

Cosmetic Surgery | Invasive | Non Invasive | Palm Springs | Palm Desert CAOne of the most fundamental desires of a human being is to look appealing and ever youthful. Millions of men and women flip the switch for cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical aesthetic procedures every year to improve their appearance. High success rates of these procedures owing to advancing surgical techniques and technology have encourage a growing number of people to embrace these treatments.

A recently released report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has shown that in almost every category of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures, the numbers are growing year after year. Experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides a range of latest procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Invasive Procedures

Breast Augmentation

As per the ASPS data, the number breast augmentation plastic surgery procedures performed in the US in 2014 was 286,254. The number is 35% higher than what it was in 2000.

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant removal surgeries declined by 42% in comparison to 2000, with only 23,774 surgeries taking place in 2014. This shows the improving success rate of breast augmentation over the years.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

In 2014, a total of 92,714 breast lift procedures were performed by cosmetic surgeons, revealing a rise of three percent over the previous year, and 75 percent over 2000.

Breast Reduction (Aesthetic patients only)

41,309 procedures were performed in this category in 2014, which was a number similar to that in 2013.

Breast Reduction in Men (Gynecomastia)

Gynecomastia surgery registered a growth of 14% in one year, with 26,175 surgeries performed in 2014.

Buttock Augmentation with Fat Grafting

11,505 surgeries were performed in 2014, revealing a growth of 15% year on year.

Buttock Implants and Lift

The demand for this procedure grew almost 100% in 2014 over the previous year, and stood at 1,863 surgeries. Buttock lift also grew by 44% over 2013 with 3,505 surgeries in 2014.

Other major invasive aesthetic procedures in 2014 included chin augmentation, cheek implants, otoplasty, blepharoplasty, facelift, brow lift, hair transplant, lip augmentation, lip reduction, lower body lift, thigh lift, neck lift, nose surgery, abdominoplasty, arm lift, and pectoral implants.

Non-Invasive Procedures

Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox or Dysport)

Injectable anti-aging facial procedures involving Botox or Dysport stood at a record 6.7 million in 2014, representing an eight-fold jump over 2000.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peel procedures grew seven percent in 2014, and stood at 1.25 million procedures as compared to 2013.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

As many as 621,724 IPL procedures were performed in 2014, which was an increase of 3% over the previous year.

Laser Hair Removal

More than 1.1 million laser hair removal procedures were carried out in 2014.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing treatments in 2014 stood at 543,731 procedures, representing an increase of 6% over 2013. Nearly 400,000 non-ablative procedures such as Fraxel were performed in 2014.

Laser Vein Treatment and Sclerotherapy

A total of 207,790 laser vein procedures were performed in 2014. The number of sclerotherapy injectable treatments stood at 323,609 during the same period.

Microdermabrasion

The number of microdermabrasion procedures performed in 2014 was 881,905.

Soft Tissue Fillers

Anti-aging facial injectable treatments involving dermal fillers exceeded 2.3 million procedures in 2014.

Almost 14 million aesthetic minimally invasive treatments were performed in the US in 2014, which is jump of 154% over 2000.

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Types of Breast Implants

Breast Implants

Types of Breast Implants Palm Springs Plastic Surgeon | Rancho Mirage CABreast augmentation cosmetic surgery is an increasingly popular procedure designed to enhance the size and fullness of breasts in proportion to the rest of the body. One of the key decisions that a cosmetic surgeon must take in consultation with the patient is to choose the right type of breast implants to match the patient’s unique aesthetic goals.

The choice of implants in breast augmentation plastic surgery will have an impact on the final results. Therefore, the patients should be aware of various implant options and make an appropriate decision to match with their needs. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is an experienced plastic surgeon providing breast implant surgery to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Broad Classification

In breast augmentation cosmetic surgery, the types of implants can be broadly classified as saline implants and silicone implants. During the initial consultation, the cosmetic surgeon will explain the pros and cons of both types of breast implants to help the patient make an informed choice.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are considered the traditional implants that are filled with a saline solution. These implants are designed to provide a uniform shape, firmness, and feel. The implants have been approved by the FDA for women in the age group of 18 and above.

Saline implants may be chosen as a part of breast augmentation plastic surgery for their key benefits such as high biocompatibility. In case of an implant damage or leakage, the saline solution will get naturally absorbed by the body, and pose no health risk to the patient.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants are a popular choice among patients due to their superior aesthetic advantages. These implants are filled with silicone gel, which has a higher consistency and mimics the touch and feel of natural breast tissue quite closely.

The FDA has approved silicone breast implants for women in the age group of 22 and above. New advanced qualities of silicone implants are very safe due to the highly cohesive nature of the silicone gel. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other areas for breast implant surgery.

Form Stable Breast Implants

Form stable breast implants are also popularly called gummy bear implants because of their highly cohesive silicone gel core. These implants maintain their form and shape due to the higher gel consistency. Furthermore, if the implant shell is damaged, broken or cut, the silicone gel will not leak to other areas of the body.

This makes them a safe choice that is widely accepted by the patients today. The cost of gummy bear implants is likely to be a little higher as compared to traditional saline implants, but the aesthetic appeal and long term patient satisfaction is significantly higher with these implants in most cases.

Breast implants are also classified according to their size, shape, profile, and texture. Typical sizes available in implants range from 120cc to 960cc. Shapes can be round or tear drop, depending on the patient’s aesthetic needs.

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Re-Q-venation: Advanced Non-invasive Cosmetic Surgery

Many people are keen to enhance their physical appearance with modern aesthetic techniques, but not every individual may be ready to undergo cosmetic surgery. Surgery may permanently alter the shape, which may not be acceptable to some, while some others may not prefer to invest the kind of time and cost it may involve. However, it is possible to tighten loose skin, and firm up certain areas of the body without plastic surgery procedures.

This is where a reputed and experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) has developed a system called Re-Q-venation that helps patients achieve desired aesthetic outcomes without surgery. Re-Q-venation procedures are ideal for people who wish to take smaller steps rather than opting straightaway for surgery to maintain their appearance. Facelift and tummy tuck are among the popular procedures that Dr. Q can perform without surgery for her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Facelift

As a dedicated cosmetic surgeon herself, Dr. Q understands the intricacies of facial anatomy, and has created innovative non-surgical solutions for facelift for patients who wish to avoid surgery. With Re-Q-venation techniques, she is able to provide significant lifting to the face, and catalyze the production of fresh collagen in the deeper layers of the facial skin for long-lasting facelift results.

Ulthera

One of the most effective techniques that Dr. Q recommends is Ulthera, which is an ultrasound-based non-invasive procedure. The treatment is useful for patients who are concerned about signs of aging appearing on the face, and need preventative care. With Ulthera, such patients will usually experience marvelous results within 90 days, with almost no downtime involved.

Liquid Facelift

Liquid facelift is another innovative procedure that is a part of Re-Q-venation. Patients may choose this option to achieve facial skin tightening and volumizing without cosmetic surgery. Dr. Q may recommend this treatment to suitable candidates among her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby locations.

Liquid facelift involves multiple non-surgical solutions such as Botox or Dysport, along with dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Radiesse. The procedure can help reduce wrinkles, erase laugh lines, lift the brows, and fill in facial depressions.

Lasers and Chemical Peels

Certain laser treatments and chemical peels can be provided as a part of Re-Q-venation to reverse advanced signs of aging without plastic surgery. Chemical peels and lasers such as Ultrapulse CO2 can tighten loose skin and reduce the impact of the wrinkles significantly. Recovery time can be slightly longer with these treatments, but it is still lesser compared to most surgical options.

Tummy Tuck

CoolSculpting is a revolutionary non-surgical fat reduction technique that Dr. Q may recommend as a substitute for tummy tuck surgery. The technique involves targeting of stubborn fat pockets using a controlled cooling process. Unwanted fat cells will disintegrate with this non-invasive technique, and gradually get eliminated from the body.

Thermage is another innovative fat reduction technique, which involves treatment with radio frequency energy to tighten loose skin and shrink fat cells. Three to five inches of waist loss can be achieved with this technique.

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