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

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

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

Facelift

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

Ulthera

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

Liquid Facelift

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

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

Lasers and Chemical Peels

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

Tummy Tuck

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

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

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 .

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.

Facelift

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.

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Front Thighs, Bilateral: $332.50 (reg $475)
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Abdomen: $280 (reg $400)
Saddlebags/Hips: $280 (reg $400)
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Saline Breast Augmentation: $4,250
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Full Face: $525 (reg $750)
Cheeks: $131.25 (reg $187.50)
Forehead: $131.25 (reg $187.50)
Around the Mouth: $131.25 (reg $187.50)
Neck: $210 (reg $300)
Around the Eyes: $131.25 (reg $187.50)

ULTHERAPY PRICING – 40% OFF PER TREATMENT

Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
Brows and Crows Feet: $597 (reg $995)
Submental Region: $597 (reg $995)
Neck: $597 (reg $995)
Cheeks: $597 (reg $995)
Full Face and Neck: $2,388 (reg $3,980)
Lower Face and Neck: $1,791 (reg $2,985)

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Picture-1-300x269 Your Breast Augmentation Surgery Before and After Photos Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsYour Breast Augmentation Surgery Before and After Photos

Breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure is designed to increase the size of breasts by way of surgical insertion of breast implants. In some cases, the procedure may be performed as a reconstructive plastic surgery to compensate for breast tissue loss due to mastectomy or a traumatic injury to the breasts. In any case, it is important the procedure should be performed only on suitable candidates.

During the initial consultation process, the cosmetic surgeon will show breast augmentation surgery before and after photos to explain various aspects of the procedure, and help her make the right decision. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a reputed plastic surgeon providing this procedure to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other areas.

What are Breast Augmentation Before and After Images?

Before and after images in case of breast augmentation surgery refer to a pair or group of pictures belonging to a previous patient who has received the same procedure with a successful outcome. The pictures include images taken prior to the cosmetic surgery and after the surgery at a stage when the initial swelling and bruising have disappeared and full effects of the procedure are visible.

The cosmetic surgeon will take these pictures with the patient’s consent, and use them in a discreet way for new patients of breast augmentation. The pictures can help educate new patients about various aspects of the procedure, and help them make an informed choice. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other areas have an opportunity to receive this procedure from Dr. Q.

Advantages

A new patient may only have a vague idea about how breast augmentation may help enhance her breast appearance. At the time of initial consultation, the plastic surgeon will be able to use breast augmentation before and after photos as a visual aid to explain various aspects of the procedure. Several key decisions are involved in this procedure, such as the type and extent of incisions, the placement position of implants, and the type, size, shape, and profile of implants.

Sometimes the surgeon may recommend a combination of breast augmentation and breast lift surgery. All these issues may be confusing for the patient, and this is where the before and after photos will come in very handy to help the patient make the right choices in consultation with the surgeon.

Being Realistic about Results

Success in any cosmetic surgery procedure will, in part, depend on whether the patient had a positive outlook, clear aesthetic goals, and realistic expectations. With the help of breast augmentation before and after photos, the surgeon will ensure that the patient knows exactly what the procedure can or cannot do for her. This mitigates the risk of any misunderstanding or disappointment at a later stage.

Digital Photos

Some plastic surgeons like to provide the breast augmentation before and after photos on their practice website. This allows new patients to access the photographs online before even they have visited the surgeon’s office for a consultation. Patients can review these pictures at their own convenience in the privacy of their home or office.

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

shutterstock_155385266 Breast Augmentation Surgery Cost Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsThe Price Tag on Your Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation is one of the more popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the US today. Advancements in surgical techniques and FDA approvals for high quality silicone implants have led to a growing number of women seeking this plastic surgery treatment. During the initial consultation for breast augmentation, the cosmetic surgeon will discuss various aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs.

Dr. Suzanne Quardt is an experienced plastic surgeon providing state of the art surgical procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other areas. Dr. Q ensures that patients receive correct information about the potential costs of surgery so that they can make an informed decision, and explore their financial options, if necessary, well before the procedure.

Cost Factors

The financial investment of breast augmentation cosmetic surgery may vary between two practices, and even between two patients at the same practice. A number of factors go into determining the overall cost of the procedure. The cost of living index varies from place to place, so the location of the practice can impact the cost of plastic surgery procedures. The fee charged by the cosmetic surgeon may depend on their qualifications, experience and reputation.

The costs of general anesthesia and surgical facility costs may also vary from one place to another. Patients may choose different breast implant qualities. The cost of some of the latest FDA approved highly cohesive silicone implants will be considerably more than that of traditional saline implants. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Q will discuss all cost-related issues during the initial consultation with her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding areas.

Insurance and Financing Aspect

Breast augmentation is typically performed as an elective surgery for cosmetic reasons. In such cases, the health insurance companies may not provide coverage for the cost of surgery. In a few cases, where the patient needs breast restoration following a mastectomy or breast injury, the cost may be covered by the insurer, depending on the specific health policy of the patient.

In any case, most patients have an option to get the procedure financed by way of a bank loan, loan from a professional medical care financing firm, personal borrowings from friends or family, or credit card extended payments.

Break-up of Costs

Major cost components in a breast augmentation procedure may include the following:

Surgeon’s Fee

The fee charged by a plastic surgeon may range from $3,000 to $6,000. The exact fee will be based on the length and complexity of a particular case, and the credentials of the surgeon who performs the procedure.

Implants Cost

The cost of saline breast implants may range from $1,200 to $1,500, while silicone implants may cost more than $2,000. The cost of highly cohesive silicone implants such as Gummy Bear implants may be in the range of $2,500 to $3,000.

Anesthesia and Surgical Facility Costs

These costs may together range between $3,000 and $4,000, depending on the type of facility and the credentials of the anesthesiologist.

Overall Financial Considerations

Breast augmentation procedure may cost between $8,000 and $15,000 overall, depending on various factors as discussed.

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

 

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The New Veleshape III:

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  • Decreases the volume and circumference of the targeted treatment zone by at least 2 centimeters (after only 3 treatment sessions)
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The New EMatrix System: 

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  • The RF energy is delivered using a matrix of 64 electrodes that minimizes disruption to the epidermis for rapid healing
  • New skin cells fill in wrinkles, minimize the appearance of skin discolorations, and help to create a smooth, youthfully taut skin surface!

With Dr. Q, It’s All About You!  

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Dr. Quardt will spend as much time as you need talking with you about your desires and personalizing your treatment plan. During your consultation, she will discuss your expectations, whether you are a good candidate for the procedures you’re considering, and what to expect during and after your procedure.
With Dr. Q, it’s all about you.

Contact Dr. Quardt to find out more about our Summer Specials today.

 

 

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beauty_seal_2014-282x300 Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Suzanne Quardt, is featured as a Top Doctor in the next edition of New Beauty magazine Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsPlastic Surgeon, Dr. Suzanne Quardt  is featured in the Fall/Winter 2014 edition of NewBeauty magazine, National Glossy Magazine Herald As The Beauty Authority, which is due on newsstands September 23, 2014.

Dr. Suzanne Marie Quardt, called “Dr. Q ™”  by her many patients, is Board-Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr.  Quardt believes in giving people the opportunity to enhance their appearance and change their lives through plastic surgery.  New Beauty editors rely on Dr. Q’s  plastic surgery training in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of both the face and body as a top doctor beauty expert for the magazine each issue.

Readers looking for the latest in “must-have” beauty products, anti-aging strategies and cosmetic enhancements turn to the pages of NewBeauty. The world’s most unique beauty magazine, NewBeauty is the ultimate aesthetic resource for “everything beauty,” covering subjects from advancements in facial fillers to the most luxurious spa treatments to the newest wrinkle-reducing serums and everything in between. NewBeauty’s reach beyond print—to online and retail—cements its reputation as a beauty brand powerhouse among readers, marketers and medical professionals.

Since its launch in January 2005, NewBeauty has fearlessly enabled an open and ongoing line of communication about cosmetic enhancements between consumers, manufacturers and medical professionals. Let’s face it: More than 12.4 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed in 2010—a number that continues to rise each year.

nb37_Cover_NoBleed_NoBarcode-248x300 Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Suzanne Quardt, is featured as a Top Doctor in the next edition of New Beauty magazine Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsYet no other publication approaches the subject with NewBeauty’s dedication to fairness and accuracy. Issue after issue, NewBeauty fills the void for reliable information on all types of aesthetic procedures in light of the growing interest and surge in cosmetic-enhancing treatments. Informed, enlightened and inspired readers are empowered to make the best decisions to reach their beauty goals, be they topical, surgical or minimally invasive.

To ensure the accuracy of information in NewBeauty’s pages, the publisher established the Editorial Advisory Board, comprised of recognized experts in their respective fields. Each article and advertisement has been carefully reviewed by at least two members of the Advisory Board, assuring readers that the information provided is fair, accurate and reliable. In its Beauty Experts Guide, NewBeauty only profiles physicians who are board-certified plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons and dermatologists, as well as cosmetic dentists who have met rigorous standards and demonstrate extreme due diligence in their respective fields.

With a distribution of approximately 500,000 copies per issue, NewBeauty is available for purchase at 40,000 plus retailers in the United States, including major bookstores like Barnes & Noble, as well as airports, supermarkets and newsstands.

Sandow Media Corporation is a cutting-edge publishing company built around a single philosophy: “Always exceed expectations.” Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Sandow Media Corporation is defined by an unrelenting drive to innovate. Founded in 2002 by Adam I. Sandow, Sandow Media specializes in high-end consumer books and magazines in the categories of travel, shelter and beauty.

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

shutterstock_63904687 Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon in Rancho Mirage Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsDr. 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.

 

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     Dr. Quardt will spend as much time as you need talking with you about your desires      and personalizing your treatment plan. During your consultation, she will discuss
     your expectations, whether you are a good candidate for the procedures you’re      
     considering, and what to expect during and after your procedure.
     With Dr. Q, it’s all about you. 

 

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shutterstock_21195016-211x300 What is Liposculpture? Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsA wide range of body sculpting techniques is used in plastic surgery today because of the growing demand of patients to achieve a more attractive figure. Liposculpture is one such technique under the liposuction cosmetic surgery procedure, which can help reduce excess fat deposits in specific areas of the body.

Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is an experienced plastic surgeon providing liposculpture and other treatments to her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding areas.

What is Liposculpture?

Liposculpture, which is also known by the name of tumescent liposuction, is a technique of body sculpture applied by a cosmetic surgeon to achieve targeted fat reduction by using only local anesthesia. This conservative treatment approach avoids the use of general anesthesia and reduces the invasiveness of a typical liposuction plastic surgery.

Liposculpture is now widely used and accepted as a key advancement that has revolutionized the way excess fat is removed surgically with liposuction. Many surgeons regard this technique as the “best” type of liposuction approach available today.

How is it performed

Liposculpture cosmetic surgery procedure involves the delivery of a substantial volume of a saline solution containing lidocaine local anesthetic and a drug called epinephrine. This solution is injected directly into the targeted areas with stubborn fat deposits. The solution causes numbness in the area, which allows the plastic surgeon to remove the unwanted fat tissue without subjecting the patient to general anesthesia or heavy IV sedation.

The technique can be made more effective if the surgeon adds certain micronutrients in the anesthetic solution to promote faster healing. During the liposculpture procedure, the patient remains in an alert state and can comfortably read a book, listen to music or converse with the cosmetic surgeon. Many surgeons believe that the liposculpture technique allows for greater fat removal from the body in comparison to traditional liposuction techniques. This is because the local anesthesia disintegrates the fat cells, making it easier to extract them.

Pain and Recovery

Dr. Q will explain the procedure and the potential pain and discomfort involved in it to her patients at the time of initial consultation. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas may discuss their queries and concerns with Dr. Q regarding liposculpture. During the procedure, the patient may feel only a minor pinching or discomfort while beginning to numb the area. Once the area is properly numbed, the patient will not feel anything.

Liposculpture is preferred over other liposuction techniques because it involves lesser painful and faster recovery. The local numbing caused by the anesthetic solution wears off gradually and can provide sustainable pain control for up to 24 to 36 hours. The feeling of nausea or sickness is also avoided, which may occur in case of sedation or general anesthesia.

Safety

Liposculpture or tumescent liposuction has a fantastic safety record. Patients rarely report of complications after this treatment. The risks typically associated with general anesthesia are also avoided with this technique. Some surgeons believe that liposculpture reduces the risk of infection because of the use of a local anesthetic kills harmful bacteria.

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

 

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