Palm Desert Plastic Surgery Blog

What is Aesthetic Surgery?

What is Aesthetic Surgery?Women 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

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Newport Beach

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