Palm Springs Medical Spa

Palm Springs Medical Spa

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.


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


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

Laser Treatments

➢ EMatrix
➢ Laser Resurfacing
➢ Photofacial
➢ Ultherapy


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


• 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.

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

More Men Seeking Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction

Medical Spa | Med Spa | Cosmetic Surgeon | Rancho Mirage | Palm Desert CA

More Men Seeking Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction

One of the common aesthetic concerns among men is the appearance of double chin, which may occur due to genetic factors, overweight or obesity, or other reasons. While liposuction surgery is an established and proven solution to address this problem, but many men are keen to avoid surgical options, particularly when they have a busy corporate job or business. Men are more likely to choose a non-surgical treatment for double chin.

With the introduction of a new, cutting edge non-surgical procedure called Kybella, it is now possible to reduce excess submental fat or double chin appearance without surgery. Dr. Q Medical Spa, led by experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q), provides Kybella treatment for both men and women. Kybella has earned the distinction of being the first and only injectable treatment that has been approved by the FDA for double chin reduction. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

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Suitable Male Candidates

Contrary to popular perception, men are likely to feel almost equally unhappy as women with the poor facial aesthetics caused due to the appearance of a double chin. Prolonged downtime and potential risks involved in a surgical procedure may deter many busy men from seeking a solution. This is where Kybella med spa procedure can serve as an effective, non-surgical alternative to reduce unwanted submental fat tissue.

The treatment provider will try to ensure that the male candidate should have a stable body weight before recommending Kybella injectable solution. Accumulated, stubborn fat tissue in the area below the chin is hard to eliminate with diet or exercise. Therefore, Kybella injections can help achieve the patient’s aesthetic goals without surgery.

Dr. Q Medical Spa is a leading facility offering the latest range of non-invasive procedures, including Kybella injections. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby locations have an opportunity to receive Kybella and other treatments at the medical spa.

Facial Procedures

Kybella Popularity among Men

In a normal situation, only about one in ten patients is keen to seek an aesthetic procedure at a cosmetic surgery office, and the remaining patients are women. However, this pattern seems to be changing dramatically at least with respect to Kybella procedure. As many as half of the patients seeking Kybella injectable solution at a cosmetic surgery practice may be males. On some days, the number of male visitors seeking Kybella may even surpass that of females.

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Challenges for Men in Suits

A majority of men working in various professions or businesses are expected to follow the norm of a formal wear at work. However, those men who have a double chin may find it uncomfortable to sustain with a formal suit and tie all day long.

It is easy to find corporate men trying to adjust their neck often while they are wearing a top-buttoned shirt and a necktie. As a result, a non-surgical treatment such as Kybella is proving to be a boon for such men, who are lining up to receive this solution in order to eliminate their double chin.

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FDA Approves Kybella Treatment for Fat below the Chin

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FDA Approves Kybella Treatment for Fat below the Chin

Excess fat deposits below the chin can give an unsightly appearance of double chin. Liposuction cosmetic surgery is usually recommended to treat this condition, but some patients may be reluctant to choose an elective surgery procedure. For all such patients, a new and revolutionary non-surgical treatment called Kybella is now available.

Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a leading plastic surgeon providing state of the art surgical and as well as non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Q offers cutting edge injectable solution called Kybella to address stubborn fat pockets below the chin. She receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Facial Procedures

FDA Approval

The US Food and Drug Administration has recently given its approval to Kybella for the treatment of moderate to severe fat tissue below the chin, which is called submental fat. This makes Kybella the first and only injectable treatment for submental fat to receive the FDA approval. Kybella is exclusively created to reduce fats in the submental area only.

Extensive tests and trials have been conducted to determine the safety and efficacy of Kybella for fat reduction under the chin. Excellent test results as well as positive patient feedback have encouraged leading cosmetic surgeons such as Dr. Q to offer Kybella non-surgical alternative.

How does it Work?

Kybella is based on deoxycholic acid that is naturally produced in the human body. This substance is designed to help the body absorb fats. When Kybella is injected into the submental fat tissue, it causes the physical destruction of the cell membrane. With this treatment, the unwanted fat cells are eliminated.

If injected wrongly, it may cause undesirable destruction of healthy skin cells. Therefore, it is important to choose a trained and experienced treatment provider for Kybella. Dr. Q Medical Spa and plastic surgery practice are equipped to provide this treatment to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas.

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Choosing an Expert

For an advanced injectable procedure such as Kybella, it is very important to receive the injections only from a recognized and certified expert. According to Amy G. Egan, M.D., M.P.H., deputy director of the Office of Drug Evaluation III in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Kybella treatment should only be provided by licensed healthcare professionals.

At the same time, the patients should be fully aware of the potential risks associated with the use of the drug. Egan says that it is important to remember that Kybella is only approved for the treatment of submental fat, and whether it is suitable for other areas of the body is not yet known.

Treatment Protocol

Kybella is administered in the injection form directly into the fat tissue below the chin. Patients can receive multiple injections in a single treatment session. Up to six treatments may be received by a patient, but treatment sessions should be spaced at least a month apart. Kybella drug is currently available in single patient use vials, and it must not be mixed or diluted with any other compounds that are on the market.

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Rancho Mirage Medical Spa

Medical Spa | Med Spa | Cosmetic Surgeon | Rancho Mirage | Palm Desert CA

Rancho Mirage Medical Spa

Advancements in cosmetic surgery have enabled millions of women and men in the US to enhance their aesthetic appearance in a highly desirable manner. However, not every individual is ready for an elective surgery procedure for aesthetic purposes. In such cases, innovative non-surgical techniques may be applied to deliver similar results.

Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a board certified plastic surgeon providing state of the art procedures for the breast, body and face. Dr. Q has also set up a world class medical spa for non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive cutting edge solutions at the med spa.

Combining Art and Science

Whether it is a plastic surgery or non-surgical procedure, it is possible to achieve natural looking, sustainable and predictable results when the treatment provider combines the principles of both art and science in the procedure. It is this core strength of Dr. Q Medical Spa that distinguishes it from most other treatment providers that offer non-surgical aesthetic solutions.

Dr. Q and her team of med spa experts will carefully assess the patient’s unique anatomy and their personal aesthetic goals. Most appropriate treatment options will be offered, which are mostly customized to address the specific concerns of the patient. Very high patient satisfaction rates are achieved in this way by Dr. Q and her team. As a leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas.

Procedures at the Medical Spa

Dr. Q’s Rancho Mirage medical spa offers a comprehensive range of non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures, which include the following:

  • Chemical Peels
  • Botox and Dysport
  • Facial Fillers
  • Voluma
  • Laser Procedures
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Lip Enhancement
  • Liquid Facelift
  • Latisse
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Microneedling
  • Chemical Peels
  • Acne Scarring
  • Skin Care

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Dr. Q Medical Spa has taken innovation in non-surgical aesthetic procedures to an entirely different level as compared to many other med spa service providers. Every single aesthetic procedure is prepared and designed uniquely with an aim to achieve maximum impact with minimally invasive or non-invasive techniques.

Safety and predictability of outcomes improves dramatically when Dr. Q and her compassionate team apply the principles of Re-Q-Venation to optimize procedures. State of the art technologies and equipment are available at Dr. Q Medical Spa. The ambience resembles that of a luxurious retreat, which can immediately put the patient at ease and help to deliver a highly satisfying overall treatment experience.

Non-Surgical Procedures

Latest, Cutting Edge Solutions

Dr. Q’s prime motive in every procedure is to provide the best in class treatment and care that a patient deserves. Therefore, she stays constantly updated with the next generation aesthetic technologies and techniques, and is one of the early adopters of proven, innovative solutions.

As a result, Dr. Q Medical Spa today boasts of a wide array of advanced aesthetic services that are designed to deliver outstanding results for every patient.

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Utah Plastic Surgery Society Wins Court Ruling Over Ad Controversy & Patient Safety

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Appeals court affirms previous victory for Utah Society, ASPS, ABPS truth-in-advertising efforts

The 10th District U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver, Colo., on Aug. 31 upheld the September 2013 dismissal of a lawsuit filed by an ENT and oral surgeon against the Utah Plastic Surgery Society (UPSS), ASPS, the American Board of Plastic Surgery – as well as 19 individual plastic surgeons – which had contended that patient-safety education advertisements amounted to monopolistic efforts and messaging that caused direct financial damage to the non-plastic surgeons.

The appellate court decision provides another victory for patient safety and organized plastic surgery, while also serving as implicit validation of the ASPS “Do Your Homework” public-education campaign to improve patient safety.

The plaintiffs claimed in the original complaint that the Utah Society’s advertising – specifically billboards posted along one of Utah’s main interstate highways, as well as media interviews modeled after the “Do Your Homework” campaign – were in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act and amounted to false advertising claims in violation of the Lanham Act. The plaintiffs asserted that the campaign was deceptive by indicating that cosmetic surgery is safer when performed by plastic surgeons rather than cosmetic surgeons.

The Appeals Court concluded late last month that the plaintiffs failed to show any plausible antitrust or deceptive advertising violation, and it affirmed the previous ruling in favor of UPSS, ASPS, ABPS and the individual plastic surgeons named in the lawsuit.

“This decision further confirms the value and importance of our efforts to instill public awareness on the distinctions between ABPS-certified plastic surgeons and lesser-trained physicians who present themselves as similarly skilled,” says UPSS President Brian Brzowski, MD. “We were helped tremendously by ASPS through its early financial and material support and its guidance in crafting the overall ‘Do Your Homework’ effort.”

“Despite the hurdles we have had to cross in dealing with the lawsuit, I was always supremely confident that we would prevail in promoting safe plastic surgery in Utah and beyond,” adds UPSS immediate-past President Trenton Jones, MD. “This public-safety education campaign was modeled largely after the ASPS campaign, so it’s a victory for organized plastic surgery and a huge win for the Utah Society.”

“We’re pleased that the legitimacy of the public-education efforts of UPSS and ASPS have been recognized yet again by the federal court,” says ASPS President Scot Glasberg, MD. “We applaud the Utah Society for taking a stand for patient safety and our specialty – and we welcome any local, state or regional society to confer with the leaders of the ASPS Public Education Campaign to raise awareness and promote patient safety in their states and localities.”

ASPS acknowledges Dr. Brzowski, Dr. Jones and the Utah Plastic Surgery Society for their efforts to both bring the ASPS “Do Your Homework” campaign to their state, and for defending patient-education efforts.

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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Woman Gets 10 to 20 Years in Prison for Deadly Butt Injection

Padge-Victoria Windslowe, the so-called “Black Madam,” will spend 10 to 20 years in state prison for killing one woman and badly injuring another by giving them silicone butt injections, a Philadelphia judge decided Thursday.

The former Black Madam, who proclaimed herself “the Michelangelo of butt injections” at her trial, appeared demure as she addressed Judge Rose DeFino-Nastasi, telling her that she did not realize the silicone injections were dangerous. Read more.

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.


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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Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction

Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction

Tummy Tuck | Liposuction | Plastic Surgery | Palm Desert | La Quinta CAA common aesthetic concern among adults in various age groups is the accumulation of excess fat tissue in the abdominal area. Over time, these fat deposits become stubborn and may not go away with diet or exercise. This is where a cosmetic surgery procedure may help to reduce unwanted fats and restore a flatter abdomen with improved contours.

Tummy tuck and liposuction are two of the key surgical procedures that are designed to reduce excess fat deposits in the waist area. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is an eminent plastic surgeon providing both of these procedures in a state of the art surgical environment. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Major Distinctions

Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery are significantly different procedures on several counts. During the initial consultation, the aesthetic surgeon will discuss various aspects of both procedures and help the patient make the right decision.

Reduction of Excess Skin and Fat

Many patients may not only accumulate excess fat in the abdominal area, but also develop loose skin and loose or separated underlying muscles. These conditions can make the abdomen sag substantially, and tummy tuck may be the more appropriate plastic surgery procedure in such a case. Liposuction procedure, on the other hand, is essentially meant to reduce unwanted fat deposits, but it is not designed to tighten sagging skin or weak muscles.

Complexity of Surgery

In comparison to liposuction, tummy tuck is usually a more complex procedure. It may be performed using general anesthesia, and the duration of surgery may be longer. Surgical approach may be more comprehensive, requiring skin and muscle tightening, apart from fat reduction. Against that, liposuction is usually a less invasive surgery, but its scope of treatment is also limited as compared to tummy tuck.

Length of Scars

Incisions in case of tummy tuck may be more than one, particularly if both lower and upper abdominal areas need fat reduction. In case of liposuction, the incisions will be minor. Especially tumescent liposuction is a conservative technique involving very small incisions. Therefore, the length of scars is typically bigger in a tummy tuck surgery.

An experienced cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Q will endeavor to keep the scars inconspicuous by placing them in subtle locations. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive both tummy tuck and liposuction from Dr. Q.

Duration of Recovery

Liposuction will involve shorter downtime, and most patients can go back to their workplace or resume their daily activities in about seven to 10 days. On the other hand, tummy tuck recovery process will take at least 10 to 14 days, and may be a little more painful as compared to liposuction due to bigger incisions.

Suitable Candidates

Golden candidates for liposuction will have a reasonably elastic skin and a moderate body weight, with only excess fat pockets in specific areas. Tummy tuck candidates, on the other hand, will have higher skin laxity, weak underlying muscles and significant fat accumulation around the waist.

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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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