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Re-Q-venation with Dr. Q.

Many people are bothered by the signs of aging that can make them look older than their actual age. A number of cosmetic surgery treatments are available today for skin tightening, fat reduction, and toning up of specific area of the body. However, not every individual may be comfortable with the idea of plastic surgery for aesthetic reasons. In such cases, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend effective non-surgical alternatives to achieve a rejuvenated physical appearance.

Technological advancements have led to the emergence of several state of the art non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments that can produce the desired aesthetic results, even though the outcomes cannot be compared with surgery.

Game Changers for a Person’s Self-esteem

Two of the most popular aesthetic treatments in surgery include facelift and tummy tuck. With innovative non-surgical techniques, Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q), who is a qualified plastic surgeon, is able to provide similar results as surgery for these procedures. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.


Ulthera is a marvelous, stellar, and astounding non-surgical technique that can help a patient to achieve significant lift to tighten facial skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Patients who are keen to avoid cosmetic surgery may consider this alternative. The marvelous thing about this ultrasound based technique is that the energy is able to penetrate into the deeper foundations of the skin, stimulating the production of fresh collagen, and eventually achieving sustainable and longer lasting outcomes.

Many experienced cosmetic surgeons are recommending Ulthera for patients who suffer from facial skin laxity, but need non-surgical preventative care in order to delay the onset of conspicuous signs of aging. The treatment involves no downtime and no risk of side effects. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby locations have an opportunity to receive this treatment from Dr. Q, who is a plastic surgeon of repute in the area. Ulthera can also be used effectively on other parts of the body that require toning up.

Dr. Q also provides liquid facelift treatment options such as Botox, Dysport, and dermal fillers. These are injectable treatments to achieve facial rejuvenation and reduction of wrinkles and lines. Advanced laser treatments such as Ultrapulse CO2 laser as well as chemical peels are non-surgical treatment options to achieve skin tightening and reduction of facial wrinkles without surgery.

Tummy Tuck and Fat Reduction in Other Areas

One of the highly popular and effective non-surgical alternatives to abdominoplasty or tummy tuck plastic surgery is CoolSculpting. This procedure involves a unique cooling technique that is designed to freeze off the unwanted fat cells to their death. The procedure does not involve any incisions or even injections, and can cause disintegration of the stubborn fat cells simply with as targeted and controlled cooling process.

The frozen fat cells eventually get eliminated from the body in a natural way. Most patients will be able to see noticeable results after just a single CoolSculpting treatment. The treatment is best suited for patients who are bothered by stubborn pockets of localized fats in areas such as the tummy, hips, thighs, calves, and neck. Thermage is another treatment option, which uses heat based therapy to achieve the same fat reduction results by disintegrating the fat cells by delivery of targeted heat energy.

To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at  760-324-2660.

Plastic Surgeon | Palm Springs | Palm Desert | Rancho MirageDr. Suzanne Marie Quardt, popularly known as Dr. Q among her patients, is a board certified plastic surgeon of repute. She has an excellent track record of performing successful cosmetic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding areas have an opportunity to receive state of the art plastic surgery procedures from Dr. Q.

Plastic Surgery Qualifications and Training

Dr. Q is the Garden State Distinguished Scholar Scholarship for Rutgers University. She pursued her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and graduated with honors. She received the Faculty Organization Award for Most Outstanding Research Project. She completed her General Surgery Residency, Plastic Surgery Residency as well as Research at the LA County / USC Medical Center, and served as the Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery from 2003 to 2004.

Dr Q went on to complete a post-graduate fellowship training program in Specialty Plastic Reconstructive and Burn Reconstructive Surgery at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, CA. She also completed a fellowship in aesthetic surgery in Marina del Rey, CA with leading cosmetic surgeons. She served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the prestigious Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage from 2009 to 2011, and currently serves on several Hospital Committees there.

Awards and Memberships

Dr. Q has been named one of the Coachella Valley’s “Top Docs” by Castle Connelly, Ltd in Palm Springs Life magazine. She is a member of several national organizations including the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Diplomate of The American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Experience in Breast Augmentation

Dr. Q is a highly trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon providing breast augmentation and other procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas. She addresses the needs of various women who are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts, which may occur due to a variety of factors. She also performs gynecomastia surgery for men who are bothered by the excessive growth of breast tissue.

Dr. Q will evaluate the patient’s breast anatomy, personal aesthetic goals, general health condition, previous surgeries, and other aspects before recommending breast augmentation surgery. She will also educate the patient about various treatment options including the type, size and shape of breast implants, the placement of incisions and the positioning of implants in the breast tissue.

Other Breast Procedures

Apart from her expertise in breast augmentation procedures designed to enlarge small breasts, Dr. Q is also an experienced breast surgeon for other procedures such as reducing oversized breasts, lifting of drooping breasts, reconstruction of one or both breasts, repositioning of drooping nipples, and reduction of enlarged areolas.

She may also recommend breast implant surgery for a patient who suffers from asymmetrical breasts. Dr. Q combines safety and aesthetics to ensure the most satisfactory outcomes for her patients, and achieves results that closely match with the patient’s individual aesthetic needs.

To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at  760-324-2660.


Cost of a Liposuction – Palm Springs | Rancho Mirage | Palm Desert

Cost of a Liposuction - Palm Springs | Rancho Mirage | Palm DesertStubborn unwanted fat that doesn’t respond to rigorous exercise or diet plans, can be easily removed through a liposuction cosmetic surgery. The surgery typically caters to getting rid of excess fat in the neck, arms, breasts, abdomen, thighs, buttock and face, to give them a more desirable contour. Having said that, liposuction cannot be used to remove cellulite from the body, as it is only used to treat the excess fat. All said and done, the big question is, how much does a liposuction cost?

What’s the average cost of a liposuction?

Cost consideration are crucial when you’re working on a budget for your plastic surgery. While choosing a good plastic surgeon is probably where you’d want to start out, looking for an affordable surgery is just as important. Dr. Suzanne Quardt, an experienced plastic surgeon of Palm Springs, says that the cost of a liposuction surgery depends on a wide range of factors, which explains the discrepancy in its price across facilities. The costs are predominantly governed by the surgeon’s fee, anesthesiologist’s fee, surgical facility charges, pre-op test fees, cost of post-op garments and medications. The location and the experience of your cosmetic surgeon, are factors that cause a huge margin in the fee, while the liposuction technique used, affects it too.

Its average cost can range anywhere between $2000 and $7000. And this cost, corresponds to getting a liposuction done only in one area. The costs can increase by $1200-$4000, for every addition of another body part for the surgery. These costs don’t cover all the expenses though. You still need to take into account, the anesthesia fee, fee from lab tests and post-surgery garment fee, while estimating the total cost.

How to budget your liposuction surgery?

Some cosmetic surgeons provide package offers, which work out in a more cost-effective way, if you’re looking at getting a liposuction done in multiple areas. These deals provide a flat fee option for expenses that come from anesthesia fee and operating facility charges. This way, the patient can undergo the surgery in multiple areas, without individually paying out the additional charges each time.

Liposuction, like other plastic surgeries is usually not covered by insurance. If you’re undergoing a liposuction to aesthetically improve your appearance, your insurance company will not tend to the costs. But if it is performed to deal with medical conditions, such as lipoma, some insurance agencies might cover the expenses. Anyway, talk to your insurance agent for any clarifications on the same.

Benefits of a liposuction surgery

Liposuction helps in improving the body shape by getting rid of unwanted layers of fat. Health issues that stem from excess, unnecessary body fat, can be stopped through this. It is also considered to be a safe method, as it shows very few complications. While a healthy diet plan can help in keeping fat at bay, some areas may pose problems due to the presence of stubborn fat, which can be dealt with through a liposuction plastic surgery. Some individuals who undergo the procedure also report a reduction in the formation of cellulite after surgery, although the procedure doesn’t exclusively tend to cellulite.

Liposuction – Palm Springs | Rancho Mirage | Palm Desert

Liposuction - Palm Springs | Rancho Mirage | Palm DesertDo you dread looking into the mirror, scared to face up to the bulging layers of flab protruding from your body? Coping with flab issue can be quite daunting, but there’s a way out. If exercise regimes and diet alterations have come to no avail in your case, a liposuction could probably help. This cosmetic surgery helps in removing fat in the abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks, thighs, neck, arms and face.

For whom is a liposuction beneficial?

Liposuction is a type of plastic surgery that can be used to remove excess fat deposits caused due to,

  • Heredity– cases where fat deposits cannot be reduced by resorting to strict diet regimes or exercise routines.
  • Lipoma– a benign tumor that can grow in size over time. Although liposuction is not the standard way of treating Lipoma, it can be done in some cases.
  • Gynecomastia excessive tissue growth forming breasts, in men.

The liposuction procedure

Liposuction can be performed using any of these techniques,which will be decided by the plastic  surgeon based on what best suits the patient.

Traditional liposuction: The cosmetic surgeon first makes incisions in the area where the fat is to be removed. He then injects a fluid containing an anesthetic, salt solution and epinephrine, into the region where the incisions are made. The fluid helps in sedating the patient, along with reducing the blood loss and bruising. The plastic surgeon then inserts a hollow tube called cannula, which is constantly pumped to loosen the surrounding fat cells. He then uses a syringe or a surgical vacuum to drain out the fat cells with the help of a cannula.

Ultrasound liposuction: This liposuction method is FDA approved. The surgeon starts by making a few incisions in the problematic area. He then applies ultrasonic vibrations through an emitter, or a cannula that is ultrasonic in nature, to cause the fat to breakdown. Following this, he removes the fat cells through a vacuum/ syringe or cannula.

Laser liposuction: This FDA approved method employs laser fibers to heat the fat cells. The surgeon makes incisions in the treatment area. He injects a fluid where the incisions have been made, just as in the case of a traditional liposuction. He then inserts a laser fiber so as to loosen the excess fat cells. He removes the fat cells by means of a surgical vacuum or cannula.

Post procedure recovery

Once the surgery is completed, the patient may have to stay at the surgical facility for the next few hours or overnight. The treated area will be bandaged and you may have to wear a compression garment, to minimize any bruising or swelling. The incision might have drain pipes attached to them, to remove excess blood or fluid, which the doctor will soon remove. The surgically operated area is also likely to show some bruising/ swelling, which should reduce in the following weeks. It may take anywhere between a few weeks to a few months for you to completely recover. Dr. Suzanne Quardt, who is an experienced plastic surgeon of Palm Springs, says that the healing time varies based on the technique used, amount of fat cells removed, heath, age and such.

Mommy Makeover – Palm Desert | Palm Springs | Rancho Mirage

Dr. Suzanne Quardt, affectionately known as Dr. Q among her patients, is a board certified plastic surgeon. She provides advanced cosmetic surgery procedures of the breast, body and face to her patients in and around Palm Springs and Palm Desert. She has earned several recognitions during the course of her career as a cosmetic surgeon, and has been featured in a number of national publications such as the New Beauty Magazine and the Plastic Surgery Practice.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

One of the most comprehensive procedures that Dr. Q, as a plastic surgeon, provides to her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding communities is mommy makeover. A mommy makeover is essentially a combination of two or more cosmetic surgery procedures to help improve the overall physical appearance of a woman. As the name suggests, the procedure is performed primarily on mothers who are keen to regain their pre-pregnancy figure.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can impact a mom’s appearance in several ways. Some moms gain excess weight or develop fat deposits in several areas of the body such as thighs, buttocks, waist, and arms. In some cases the breasts may experience loss of volume or may become excessively heavy or may sag. Some women may also develop excess fat and loose skin on the face and neck. An experienced cosmetic surgeon may recommend a mommy makeover procedure for most effective outcome in such cases.

Components of a Mommy Makeover

A fantastic and sparkling aspect about a mommy makeover procedure is that it is an entirely customized plastic surgery package, designed to match with the specific needs and aesthetic goals of a particular patient. The surgeon will decide the treatment approach and the best combination of procedures in close consultation with the patient. Some of the typical procedures that Dr. Q provides to her patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles and nearby areas as a part of a mommy makeover include the following:

Breast lift: This procedure is performed to raise drooping breasts following breastfeeding. It may also include repositioning of nipples and areolas to a raised location. The breasts will appear firmer and more youthful with a breast lift procedure.

Breast reduction: Following childbirth, many moms develop heavier breasts that may be disproportionate to the rest of the body. It may not only compromise the aesthetic appearance, but may also cause pain, discomfort and restriction of movements. Breast reduction surgery is an effective way to reduce excess fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts and reshape them to a smaller size.

Tummy Tuck: Abdominal area usually bears the maximum brunt of a pregnancy, and excess fats and loose skin may occur around the waist. Abdominoplsty or tummy tuck surgery can effectively remove excess fat and skin to help a mom achieve a flatter and firmer tummy.

Liposuction: In some cases, the mother may develop excess pockets of fat in specific areas of the body such as hips, thighs, tummy, breasts, arms, or neck. These stubborn fat deposits may not go away with exercise or diet. In such cases, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend liposuction as a part of a mommy makeover procedure.

Labiaplasty: Following childbirth, some mothers may be dissatisfied with the shape and appearance of the labia and vaginal area. Vaginal rejuvenation and improving the shape of labia is possible through labiaplasty. This surgery may be included as a part of a mommy makeover.

Other Possible Facets of this Process

Sometimes a plastic surgeon may also include facelift and eyelid surgery procedures also along with a mommy makeover to reduce the facial signs of aging. Non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers may also be used for facial rejuvenation.

Available in Palm Springs: Non-surgical Facial Procedures: Botox, Dysport, Dermal Fillers, and Laser Skin Resurfacing

Dr. Suzanne Marie Quardt, or Dr. Q as she is known among her patients, is a board certified plastic surgeon. She provides safe, proven, and effective cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical treatments to her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and nearby communities. Her office is fully equipped with state of the art technologies to provide plastic surgery as well as non-invasive procedures for cosmetic enhancement.

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, she understands the need of some of her patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert to avoid surgery and opt for non-surgical solutions. She makes sure that the latest and most effective non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures are provided to her patients in a safe and friendly environment.

Botox and Dysport

Many patients wish to reduce wrinkles and fine lines from the face without having to undergo a plastic surgery procedure. In such cases, Dr. Q may recommend Botox or Dysport as effective FDA approved anti-aging treatments for the face. This treatment involves injecting the wrinkle-causing muscle directly with the medication through thin needles. The targeted muscle immediately goes into a state of temporary relaxation, and the wrinkle fades away or disappears completely. The biological agent used in both Botox and Dysport is botulinum toxin, which is one of the most powerful neurotoxins known to man.

Botox was approved by the FDA for reduction of frown lines from the forehead in 2002. Ever since then, it has remained one of the most popular cosmetic anti-aging facial treatments for people who wish to avoid cosmetic surgery. Botox has recently earned FDA’s approval also for the reduction of crow’s feet around the eyes. Dysport has yet to gain this approval, but both treatments are proven and effective for the reduction or removal of crow’s feet. Dr. Q offers both options to her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding communities. Results with both treatments may last for around three to four months in most cases.

Dermal Fillers

A number of highly effective facial fillers, also known as cosmetic dermal fillers or soft tissue fillers are available today that have been approved by the FDA for the reduction of wrinkles, facial folds and lines. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Q understands the need of some of her patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert to avoid surgery and yet achieve similar aesthetic outcomes for the face. She may recommend some of the most effective dermal fillers to candidates who are fit to receive filler treatment.

Most facial fillers can achieve quick results in terms of adding volume to the face, augmenting certain areas of the face such as lips or cheeks, and reducing or removing deep, moderate and fine wrinkles. Dr. Q provides various filler options, including Restylane and Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Hylaform, Hyalform Plus, and Sculptra Aesthetic. All of these fillers are FDA approved and highly effective for cosmetic rejuvenation of the face. Dr. Q combines her training and experience as a cosmetic surgeon to ensure best injectable filler treatments for her patients.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

It is possible to reduce conspicuous signs of aging from the face and other anomalies such as uneven skin tone, rough texture, wrinkles, and fine lines and skin laxity with the help of a conservative, non-surgical laser technique called laser skin resurfacing.

Dr. Q’s office is equipped with Palomar’s Artisan Multi-Wavelength Platform, which is a state of the art technology to deliver highly effective results for facial skin rejuvenation. Different patients have different aesthetic needs and goals, and the Artisan system is one of the most effective technologies available to achieve optimal results without causing damage to the health of the outer skin’s surface.

Breast Implants -Your Choices

Dr. Suzanne M. Quardt, or Dr. Q as she is known to her patients, is an aesthetic fellowship trained, board certified plastic surgeon. She provides state of the art cosmetic surgery procedures for the breast, body and face at her Rancho Mirage office. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas have an opportunity to receive advanced surgical procedures from Dr. Q. She has earned a number of recognitions for her contributions as a cosmetic surgeon. She has also been featured in national publications such as New Beauty Magazine and Plastic Surgery Practice.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery has become one of the most sought after cosmetic surgery procedures in recent years. With improved qualities of breast implants, it is possible to achieve fuller breasts with a natural look and feel. Dr. Q provides both saline and silicone gel breast implant options to her patients and helps them make appropriate choices according to their aesthetic needs.

Breast augmentation is not only useful from a cosmetic perspective to enhance the size of breasts, but it may also help restore breasts following a mastectomy or breast tissue injury. Moderate conditions of asymmetrical breasts may also be corrected with breast implants. Patients in and around Palm Springs and Palm Desert can receive breast implant surgery from Dr. Q using the latest qualities of implants.

Breast Lift

For some women, the breast size may be appropriate, but the breasts may droop heavily due to aging, heredity, gravity, weight loss or other factors. In such cases, breast lift surgery may be an effective way to raise the breasts to make them appear firmer and more youthful. If the nipples are pointing downwards, the plastic surgeon may reposition the nipples and areolas to a more appropriate location.

In some cases, Dr. Q may recommend a combination of breast augmentation and breast lift surgery for her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby areas. Breast lift surgery may also be used to reduce the size of areolas if they have become excessively enlarged.

Silicone vs Saline Implants

Saline implants are filled with a saline solution, while silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. Both types of implants are FDA approved and used widely by patients looking to enhance their breast appearance with plastic surgery. Saline implants have an advantage that in case of implant rupture, the saline solution is naturally absorbed in the body because it is a biocompatible filler. However, the look, touch, and feel of saline implants may not appeal to some patients who are looking for more aesthetic results.

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon for breast implants, Dr. Q recommends advanced qualities of silicone implants in such cases. The advantage with silicone implants is that they mimic the natural breast tissue more closely in look, touch, and feel. Dr. Q has introduced highly cohesive gel based Sientra silicone implants to her patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert.

These advanced quality implants are very safe because the silicone gel contained in the implant is so highly viscous that it does not seep through the implant shell even in the case of an implant rupture. Highly cohesive gel makes the implant aesthetically superior and safer at the same time. Only trained or board certified plastic surgeons can get access to Sientra implants. Dr. Q makes sure that her patients receive only FDA approved implant qualities for long term effectiveness and safety.

Other Implant Types

Sientra implants are based on Gummy Bear implant technology, which makes use of highly cohesive silicone gel for best results. Dr. Q makes an endeavor to provide the latest, proven, and cutting-edge technologies to her patients so that they can achieve desired outcomes in the most effective ways. Sientra is one of the latest introductions at Dr. Q’s office.

The other quality of implants available with Dr. Q is Allergan Natrelle. Natrelle breast implants are produced by Allergan, Inc., which is a renowned, California-based company producing innovative medical products and devices, including Botox and Juvederm dermal filler. Allergan Natrelle is an advanced cohesive gel implant that Dr. Q provides at her practice.

For a Limited Time Dr. Q Plastic Surgery is Offering Special Pricing for CoolSculptingLaser and Ultherapy

CoolSculpting Patient Appreciation Special!

Up to 30% Off – Pricing For Our Established Patients  

 No Pain, No Downtime, and No Surgery

with Permanent Fat Removal Results

Pricing Examples with 30% Discount:


One area – $500 (reg $750)

Four areas – $1,667 (reg $2,500)

Eight areas – $3,000 (reg $4,500)

Ten areas Total Body Makeover $3,333 (reg $5,000)



CoolSculpting® gently and effectively removes stubborn fat deposits that remain after diet and exercise.  Producing immediate, natural-looking results, CoolSculpting® is used in targeted areas such as the abdomen, love handles, and back to provide an overall smoother body contour.CoolSculpting® uses an advanced technique called Cryolipolysis™ to cools and break down fat cells without causing harm to the surrounding tissues. Fat cells, which are more vulnerable to cold than other tissues, are easily removed by the body’s own natural fat removal process and continues for  several months after the procedure.      Additionally, CoolSculpting® has been shown to be effective in reducing fat of the abdomen, thighs, and


We Now Have Juvederm Voluma, the New FDA Approved

Injectable that Lasts Up to Two Years





VOLUMA creates a subtle, yet powerful lift for the facial contours, refreshing one’s facial appearance with results that can last up to two years (intermittent maintenance treatments help to preserve long-lasting treatment results). VOLUMA (as with all products in the JUVÉDERM® family of fillers) can safely be used on patients of all races and ethnicities and does not carry any risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring, nor does it require pre-treatment allergy testing, because the hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM® products is derived from non-animal sources. Click Here to Learn More…





Ultherapy is a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment designed to fight the signs of aging in our skin by stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen.  The collagen in our skin helps it to stay firm, toned and elastic.  Sadly, as we age, our collagen levels decrease, causing the skin to lose elasticity and succumb to the effects of gravity, allowing our skin to sag as it is pulled downward.  Ultherapy uses the safe power of ultrasound to trigger our skin to create new, fresh collagen that can stand up to gravity and give the face and neck a firm, uplifted look.  Dr. Suzanne Quardt is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon with years of experience with both surgical and non-surgical approaches to body contouring and anti-aging treatments.  “Dr. Q”, as she is affectionately called by her patients, will listen carefully to your aesthetic concerns, and will design a customized Ultherapy treatment plan to ensure that your aesthetic goals are fulfilled.  Click Here to Learn More…


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Sientra Breast Implants – Palm Springs | Palm Desert | Rancho Mirage

Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a reputed plastic surgeon who has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Q, as she is popularly known to her patients, provides state of the art cosmetic surgery treatments, including breast surgeries. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive the latest procedures for the breast, body, and face from her. For her contributions as a dedicated cosmetic surgeon, she has also been featured in national publications, including New Beauty Magazine and Plastic Surgery Practice.

Breast Augmentation

Augmentation mammaplasty or breast augmentation surgery is an effective plastic surgery procedure to enhance the size, volume and fullness of breasts. The procedure involves placement of saline or silicone gel based breast implants in the desired size, shape, and texture to achieve fuller breasts. One of the key decisions to make in a breast implant cosmetic surgery is to choose between saline and silicone implants. Both types of implants are approved by the FDA, and are widely accepted by patients.

Dr. Q explains the pros and cons of both types of implants to her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and nearby areas. As an experienced plastic surgeon for breast surgeries, she is the best position to recommend the most appropriate implants in accordance with the patient’s aesthetic needs. She will also consider the patient’s breast anatomy and whether the procedure is needed for cosmetic reasons or as a reconstructive surgery. Saline implants are FDA approved for women in the age group of 18 and above, while silicone implants are approved for women in the age group of 22 and above.

Advanced Sientra Implant Treatment with Dr. Q

Dr. Q introduced the cutting-edge Sientra breast implant technology to her office in the second half of 2013. Sientra is one of the latest innovations in silicone gel based breast implants, which can provide a more natural look and feel to the breasts. The lifespan of the implants may also be higher with this superior quality of implants. Sientra implants are made of Highly Cohesive Silicone Gel, which mimics the natural breast tissue most closely.

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Q explains to her patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert the benefits of Sientra technology over others. However, if the patient’s primary concern is to choose more biocompatible implants, then she may recommend saline implants because in case of rupture, the saline solution will bio-integrate with the body. Therefore, the final choice of implants lies with the patient only.

Low Rupture Rates

The risk of implant rupture is, in any case, minimized with the high quality Sientra breast implants. Sientra has one of the lowest rupture rates because of its unique high-strength cohesive silicone gel. Compared to the traditional silicone implants, cohesive silicone gel is more viscous and stays in place in most cases, even if the implant shell ruptures. In fact, one can actually cut Sientra implant into two halves and yet the gel would stay in place and not move out to other parts of the body.

Sientra implants are based on the innovative Gummy Bear breast implant technology. This advanced quality includes a specialized silicone gel that delivers superior cohesive strength and suppleness that makes it more natural in terms of appearance, touch, and feel. In terms of aesthetics and natural feel, Sientra implants score an edge over saline implants. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and other areas can consult with Dr. Q to make an informed choice about breast implants. The FDA approved Sientra implants are provided exclusively by trained or board certified plastic surgeons only.

Anti Aging Treatments – Palm Springs | Palm Desert | Rancho Mirage

Dr. Suzanne Quardt, popularly known as Dr. Q, is a fellowship trained, board certified plastic surgeon. She is an active member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and American Society of Plastic Surgery. She is an expert in cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical techniques.

Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding communities who are looking for an experienced cosmetic surgeon may seek a consultation with Dr. Q. She has also been featured in leading publications such as New Beauty Magazine and Plastic Surgery Practice.

What is Forever Young BBL?

BBL or BroadBand Light is an innovative non-invasive technology to reduce the signs of aging and achieve skin rejuvenation without the need for plastic surgery. The technology comprises a unique flash lamp, Smart Filters, Finesse Adapters, and precision thermoelectric cooling. The advanced dual lamp technology delivers the required amount of energy to enhance the appearance of the skin in the targeted area without cosmetic surgery.

Forever Young BBL Anti Aging Before and After Photos:

Anti Aging Treatment - Palm Springs | Palm Desert | Rancho Mirage Forever Young BBL

Unlike many other non-invasive treatments, the broad range of wavelengths of Forever Young BBL enable precise treatment of a number of skin conditions without the requirement of additional equipment. The system includes flexible Finesse Adapters that allow for treatment in hard to reach areas. This ensures even looking results throughout the treated area.

BBL technology has received clearance from the FDA for the treatment of several skin conditions such as benign pigmented lesions, cutaneous lesions, cutaneous vascular lesions, hair reduction, and pustular inflammatory acne vulgaris. The treatment has not yet been FDA cleared for changing gene expression or anti-aging. However, there is already scientific evidence available to suggest that regular maintenance treatment with Forever Young BBL can delay the aging process of the skin and functionally rejuvenate skin.

Stanford Study on BBL Effectiveness

A study titled “Rejuvenation of Gene Expression Pattern of Aged Human Skin by Broadband Light Treatment” led by dermatologist Dr. Anne Lynn S. Chang of the Stanford University School of Medicine became the first scientific study to demonstrate that BBL therapy can restore gene expression pattern of aging skin to resemble younger looking skin. More than a thousand gene expressions became rejuvenated, as observed in the study. They resembled youthful skin due to reduced elastosis and a more evenly distributed collagen deposition. Improvements in pigmentation and fine wrinkles were visible.

The study, which was published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, supported the hypothesis that aging regulators can be altered in the skin with the help of BBL technology to induce a functional change, and not just a cosmetic appearance of youthful skin. The study indicated that the appearance of youthful skin could be due to the differences observed in gene expression patterns of aging skin resembling more like younger skin. Treatments from the study were performed on the FDA cleared Sciton Joule employing the BBL module.

The results of the study revealed that the molecular changes that are promoted by BBL treatment can help improve the appearance of sun spots, acne, freckles and several vascular conditions. Patients in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and other places who are looking for alternatives to a cosmetic surgeon’s treatments may consider Forever Young BBL technology. Many patients are already asking for BBL treatment to promote a rejuvenated and youthful looking appearance. Dr. Chang’s is the first study to show the effects of BBL on human skin, though previously its effectiveness has already been demonstrated on animal skin.

Advantages of Forever Young BBL

Forever Young BBL is the only technology that has been demonstrated to have caused the change of expression in genes associated with longevity, aging and increased lifespan. This non-invasive treatment adopts a radically different approach from other treatments, including various plastic surgery procedures. With regular treatment sessions with Forever Young BBL, the patient’s skin can continue to look smoother, clearer and more youthful.

The treatment does not involve any downtime, and the patient is ready to resume his or her regular routine immediately. This makes it a treatment of choice for working people and busy moms who are reluctant to choose traditional cosmetic surgery treatments because of the potential risks and recovery period involves. Results with BBL treatment are long lasting, and studies have included patients who received treatment 10 years ago or even earlier.

Unlike a typical surgery procedure from a plastic surgeon, the BBL treatment time is much shorter. The procedure does not involve anesthesia or IV sedation, and the patient can remain comfortable throughout the treatment session. The average treatment time for the full face is about 15 minutes. The treatment is effective on all areas of the body.


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