Body Contouring Procedures and Treatments at Dr. Q Plastic Surgery

Body Contouring Procedures and Treatments |Palm Desert Plastic SurgeryAging, sun exposure, genetics, disease, weight loss, pregnancy, and other factors can take their toll on the skin, and make it appear lax and saggy. Body contouring cosmetic surgery procedures can effectively reverse these effects and restore a tighter, firmer, and more youthful looking skin.

Body contouring procedures can be performed in areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, groin, thighs, breasts, and upper arms with safe and sustainable results. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a board certified plastic surgeon providing body contouring procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

 

Range of Procedures

Dr. Q offers a wide range of body contouring plastic surgery procedures, which include:

 

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery is designed to reduce excess skin and fat from the abdominal area to restore a flatter and firmer tummy. Underlying weak abdominal muscles may also be tightened in some cases. A number of surgical techniques are available today to perform abdominoplasty.

 

 

Reverse Abdominoplasty

This procedure is not meant to reverse the effects of abdominoplasty. This procedure involves pulling up of the excess abdominal skin rather than pulling it down as in traditional abdominoplasty. Reverse tummy tuck technique can be used in certain cases, including women who want both a tummy tuck and a breast surgery.

 

 

Breast Lift

 

Loose skin in the breast area may cause the breasts to droop or sag heavily with nipples pointing downwards. Breast lift surgery can be used to remove excess breast skin, and restore firmer and perkier looking breasts. Nipples and areolas may also be repositioned to a new, raised position.

 

 

Arm Lift

 

Many people suffer from poor skin elasticity in the upper arm area. Drooping upper arms can be corrected with brachioplasty, commonly known as arm lift surgery. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for body contouring procedures.

 

 

Liposuction 

Liposuction is one of the popular body contouring procedures. When performed alone, the procedure will only reduce excess fat from targeted areas. But when combined with other body lift procedures, it can produce more comprehensive outcomes involving fat elimination as well as skin tightening. Laser assisted liposuction is another popular form of liposuction, which can make the procedure less invasive and more targeted.

 

 

Body Lift

 

Body lift body contouring procedure is primarily performed in the lower body areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, groin and outer thighs. Each of these areas can be lifted as combined body lift surgery or individually as the patient requires. Brazilian butt lift is one of the popular body lift procedures that is less invasive and involves only fat transfer to enhance the shape of buttocks. Thigh lift can be performed separately or as a part of body lift for the inner, outer, and mid thighs.

 

 

Pectoral Implants

 

Pectoral augmentation is a unique body contouring procedure performed on men to enhance their chest definition. Pectoral implants can help to create bulk in the chest area. Silicone pectoral implants may be used for men to sculpt their chest region to the desired proportions.

 

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

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LEARN ABOUT BODY-SCULPTING & NUTRITION
INSIDE & OUT – FROM LEADING EXPERTS
 
When: Thursday August 25th from 5pm – 7:30pm
Where: Dr. Q Medical Spa
70-017 Highway 111, Suite #1
Rancho Mirage, Ca 92270
Enjoy a glass of wine or champagne & appetizers while you learn from Dr. Q and Palm Desert’s Leading Wellness Experts. Healthy refreshments also provided by Marcie Madain’s – The Fresh Juice Bar.

 

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Body Sculpting Q&A with Dr. Suzanne Quardt
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
- Who is a Candidate?
- What are the Myths?
- What Procedure is Best for You?
 
 

 

Diet & Nutrition Q&A with
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Medical Director of
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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Recovery

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Recovery | Palm Desert Plastic SurgeryTummy tuck cosmetic surgery may be performed as a partial, standard, or extensive abdominoplasty. Recovery process will vary in each case according to the extent of surgery involved. The surgeon will discuss the recovery aspects along with various other issues during the initial tummy tuck consultation.

The patient should have a clear idea about the estimated downtime in order to make a well-considered decision about the type of tummy tuck surgery they want to receive. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a board certified plastic surgeon providing tummy tuck and other procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

Estimated Downtime

In case of a partial or mini tummy tuck, the downtime involved will be minimal. The procedure only focuses on the area below the navel, and the patient will have to go through about one week of minimized physical activity before they can resume more regular routine or return to work.

A standard tummy tuck plastic surgery may include treatment above the navel, but in other aspects it is similar to a partial tummy tuck. An extensive tummy tuck surgery will generally involve liposuction and other additional techniques. The treatment may extend to the flanks.

In both standard and extensive tummy tuck procedures, the downtime can be about 10 to 14 days. The patient can usually resume normal routine by the end of second week, but vigorous activities and exercises should be avoided for at least a month after the surgery.

 

Staying Active during Recovery

Patients should be aware that they are not expected to remain immobilized during the recovery phase. On the contrary, the cosmetic surgeon will encourage the patient to perform mild walks and simple day to day tasks from the first or second day after surgery. By remaining active, the patient can reduce their risk of blood clot formation.

Lifting of heavy weights, bending excessively or performing strenuous activities should be avoided, but the patient can perform simple tasks such as standing up and walking to the kitchen for a glass of water. Any physical action that places strain on the incisions should be avoided until the healing is completed.

Patients with sedentary jobs may be able to return to work in about one week after tummy tuck surgery, while those with more physically straining jobs may require about two weeks before returning to work.

Each patient’s case is different, but generally speaking, those who have sedentary jobs that mainly require sitting at a desk can return to work about a week after abdominoplasty. Those with more physical jobs will probably require at least two to three weeks before returning to their workplace. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations for tummy tuck.

 

Follow-up Appointments

The day after the tummy tuck surgery, the patient may have to visit the surgeon’s office for a review of the condition. At this time, the surgeon may fit the patient with a compression garment to help prevent blood clot formation. Further post-operative appointments will be scheduled during this visit to continually monitor the healing progress.

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

What is a Lower Body Lift?

What is a Lower Body Lift? | Plastic Surgery | Rancho Mirage Lower body lift is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure to enhance contours in areas such as the thighs, hips, and buttocks. Weight loss, pregnancy or aging can result in excessive skin folds in these areas. This can be corrected with a lower body lift. The procedure is less invasive than full body lift surgery.

Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing body lift and various other body contouring and anti-aging procedures. Dr. Q provides these procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

Procedure

Lower body lift plastic surgery procedure will begin with the surgeon making an incision around the waist line, across the lower abdomen and down the inner thighs. The specific incision patterns can vary from one patient to another depending on their unique aesthetic needs and the skills of the surgeon with a particular technique. In any case, an experienced surgeon will be able to maintain discreet scarring with carefully placed incisions.

Through the incisions, the surgeon will access and remove excessive fat tissue before trimming loose skin and pulling it taut over the area. The incisions will be closed with sutures after the procedure is complete, and will be covered with bandages. The patient will be provided with a compression garment to be worn for a few weeks to expedite healing.

In many cases, it becomes important to tighten the abdominal skin while performing lower body lift in order to achieve more harmonious results. Therefore, at the time of surgical planning, the patient may choose to combine lower body lift surgery with a tummy tuck or mid body lift procedure. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas.

 

Lower Body Liposuction

Depending on the amount of fat tissue in the targeted lower body areas, the surgeon may have to perform liposuction procedure in some cases along with lower body lift. In such cases, the surgeon will usually first perform liposuction to remove excess fat cells, and then make the specific incision patterns for a lower body lift.

Through the incisions, the lax underlying muscles will be tightened and excess skin will be trimmed before it is closed with sutures and laid smoothly over the area. The duration of lower body lift procedure can range from two to seven hours, depending on whether mid body lift or liposuction procedures are combined and the amount of fat and skin to be removed.

 

Benefits of Lower Body Lift

The patient can expect to enjoy the following medical and aesthetic benefits following lower body lift surgery:

  • Wider choice in clothing and fashion
  • Easier to perform daily activities and exercise
  • A slimmer, more youthful looking appearance
  • Multiple areas treated at once in a customized manner
  • Improved personal hygiene and reduced infection risk
  • Additional weight loss in some cases

Recovery in case of lower body lift can vary from one week to a month, depending on the extent of surgery performed. The patient should follow the surgeon’s post-operative care instructions to achieve optimal results.

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

Vaginal Tightening with Labiaplasty Surgery Cost

Vaginal Tightening with Labiaplasty Surgery Cost | Palm DesertLabiaplasty has emerged as a popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the last few years as more women express the desire to enhance their sexual aesthetics. Vaginal tightening with labiaplasty is an elective surgery, which means the insurance coverage will not be available. Therefore, the patient should obtain a clear cost estimate before choosing to go ahead with the surgery.

Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a board certified plastic surgeon providing vaginal rejuvenation and various other surgical and non-surgical procedures. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive vaginal tightening with labiaplasty from Dr. Q.

 

Financial Factors

Vaginal rejuvenation plastic surgery costs can differ from one practice to another, and sometimes even from one patient to another at the same practice. A number of factors will go into determining the actual dollar amount of surgery.

 

Geographical Location

Geographical factor will influence the overall cost of vaginal tightening with labiaplasty procedure. If the practice is located in one of the prime urban centers or large cities, the cost of living in that region would likely be higher than that in a smaller town in an interior area. The average income of households, real estate costs, employment opportunities and local taxes may impact the cost of living in that area, including the costs of aesthetic services such as vaginal rejuvenation.

 

Fee Charged by the Surgeon

The cosmetic surgeon may charge fee according to their skills, experience and reputation in the field of plastic surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends that patients should select an appropriate surgeon for their needs. Aspects such as the surgeon’s fee should only be considered as secondary to this decision. In the long run, the aesthetic results will fat outlive the surgeon’s fee.

 

Surgical Venue and Anesthesia Costs

The surgeon may perform labiaplasty using general anesthesia or IV sedation. The anesthesiologist or a registered anesthetic nurse will charge a fee according to their qualifications and experience. If the surgeon performs the procedure at a hospital, the costs will be significantly higher than at an accredited surgical center or a private surgical suite. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for labiaplasty.

 

Extent of Surgery

Labiaplasty procedure may involve the tightening and reshaping of only labia majora, or both labia minora and majora. Tightening of the loose vaginal canal muscles may also be performed.

Additional sexual aesthetic enhancement may be performed with the help of dermal filler injections or other non-surgical techniques. The dollar amount of vaginal rejuvenation will vary according to the length and complexity of the surgery and the type of procedures performed.

 

Financing Options

In case of elective surgeries, financing is easily available through leading medical care financing companies. These companies offer low interest loans with quick approvals and easy terms and conditions. Convenient monthly installment plans are available with these firms. Patients may also explore other financing options such as bank loans, credit card extended payments, or by being kind to your family and friends and asking them if you can borrow some money which will be paid back. Think outside the box if you have to!

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

Vaginal Tightening with Labiaplasty Surgery

Labiaplasty | Vaginal Plastic Surgery | Female Surgeon | Rancho MirageLabiaplasty has emerged as a popular cosmetic surgery for women seeking vaginal tightening and aesthetic enhancement of the labia. A larger labia may occur by birth or the labial tissue may become lax due to aging and other factors. An elongated labia can interfere with the daily activities, impose restrictions on the types of clothes a woman may wear, and may even affect the sexual satisfaction of a woman.

Labiaplasty can correct this condition by reducing the size of the labia and reshaping it to improve the patient’s quality of life and sexual aesthetics. It is important to choose an experienced plastic surgeon for a sensitive and intricate procedure such as labiaplasty for vaginal tightening. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a leading plastic surgeon providing labiaplasty to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

Candidacy

If the inner labial lips hang below the outer labia majora, a woman may be a good candidate for labiaplasty plastic surgery. Women who experience discomfort or pain during intercourse due to excessive pulling on the labial lips, have problems with labial hygiene, or feel embarrassed to wear certain types of clothes with confidence, may seek permanent relief through labiaplasty.

The surgeon will evaluate the condition of the labia to determine whether it is possible to address the woman’s concerns with labiaplasty procedure. Minor asymmetries between labia minora and majora may persist even after the procedure. The surgeon will explain all aspects of the surgery to help the patient make an informed decision.

 

Treatment Options

If the labia majora is excessively large, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend liposuction or excision of the elongated tissue. On the other hand, if the labia majora is unusually small, the surgeon may have to perform a fat transfer procedure to augment the size. The procedure may be performed at an accredited surgical center with the patient under general or local anesthesia with sedation.

Labia minora will be evaluated not only for size, but also for clitoral hooding. Sometimes one part of the minora may be oversized, which can be corrected with partial tissue removal to enhance the size and shape. This technique is often accompanied by removal of excessive clitoral hooding, which will involve an extended incision between the minora and majora.

When excess tissue in both the majora and minora is removed and meticulous hemostatis has been achieved, labia reshaping will be coupled with customized closure. In some cases, the surgeon may offer non-invasive treatment options such as laser tightening or collagen injections into the G-spot. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for labiaplasty.

 

Recovery

Most women can resume their regular activities or return to work in about one week after labiaplasty, but complete healing can take up to six weeks. Hygiene in the incision areas must be maintained carefully, and sexual activity should be avoided for at least one month. The surgeon may provide an antibiotic ointment to be applied twice a day for the first two weeks.

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

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.

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

What is Reverse Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Surgery?

Reverse Abdominoplasty | Tummy Tuck | Plastic Surgery | Palm Desert CAReverse abdominoplasty is a unique cosmetic surgery procedure that involves pulling up of the excess skin rather than down, as in a traditional abdominoplasty. The procedure may be recommended for women and men who did not achieve full skin tightening and firmness above the navel in a previous tummy tuck surgery.

If a woman seeks tummy tuck in conjunction with breast surgery, a reverse abdominoplasty may help because the incision can be made in the same place and the excess tissue from one area may be used in the other in some cases. This enables a more conservative surgery to be performed. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides reverse abdominoplasty to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

 

Procedure

The reverse abdominoplasty plastic surgery technique involves the excision of loose abdominal skin vertically upwards. The incisions are placed discreetly in the inframammary creases beneath the breasts, which will hide the scarring. Ideal candidates will be women with slightly or fairly sagging breasts, which serve to conceal the inframammary folds successfully.

The surgeon will place permanent lifting sutures that raise the lower skin edge, following excision of loose skin, to the upper skin edge in the inframammary fold. The permanent sutures will keep the resulting surgical scar hidden within the fold. This is an important part of the reverse abdominoplasty procedure.

 

Benefits

Dr. Q is a leading cosmetic surgeon who will recommend reverse tummy tuck to suitable candidates in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other areas. One of the key benefits of this surgery is that it ensures that the patient’s original belly button is preserved. Therefore, a woman will not have any visibility of the surgical scars when she is wearing a two-piece bikini or regular undergarments.

Another important benefit is that the procedure involves reduced interruption of the normal blood supply in the abdominal tissue because less undermining of the skin is involved. This allows for a more extensive liposuction of the waist and back to be performed at the same time.

 

Comprehensive Surgery

Many of the patients who decide to receive reverse abdominoplasty surgery will have the advantage of a more comprehensive procedure in a less invasive manner. They will undergo a reverse upper abdominoplasty in conjunction with a lower mini or partial abdominoplasty.

This will involve tightening of the complete length of the rectus abdominis muscles, and liposuction of the circumferential trunk. At the same time, the original belly button will remain intact. Dr. Q usually refers to this procedure as ‘reverse upper / modified lower abdominoplasty’.

 

Ideal for Women Seeking Breast Surgery

The incision in case of a reverse abdominoplasty can be placed beneath the breast instead of the lower abdomen. A breast lift or breast reduction procedure can then be performed through the same incision.

If the woman needs breast enhancement without implants, a reverse abdominoplasty will allow the use of excess tissue removed from the abdomen to augment the breasts. Dr. Q is one of the few surgeons performing reverse abdominoplasty for appropriate candidates with outstanding results.

 

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

WISHING YOU A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON

During the Holidays we often reflect on those that mean the most to us. We take a break from our busy lives and spend time with our friends and family. For those near, the visits bring back warm memories of Holidays past and for those far, we send well wishes and our love.

 

I hope that for all of you, your Holiday is filled with joy, peace and love and spent with those you hold dear. From all of my team and I, we wish you the Happiest of Holidays and may your New Year be all you hope it to be.

Sincerely,

Dr. Q and Team

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