Skin is remarkably resilient, but it has limits. Whether the source is an accident or surgery, scars are unpredictable. Development of a scar isn’t just based on how your body heals but also on the foundation of the original injury and the skill of the surgeon.
Although scars can’t be completely removed, skilled double-board-certified plastic surgeons Doctors Lawrence Colen and Theodore Uroskie can help custom tailor a treatment to minimize the appearance of your scars.
If the appearance of your scar bothers you, pursuing scar revision can offer the positive change you’ve been searching for. Contact Norfolk Plastic Surgery today and schedule an appointment for an informative consultation at our office! During a consultation, Doctors Colen and Uroskie will recommend the optimal course of action.
As we grow older, the skin on your body can start to sag. This can be very frustrating when it happens on the areas of the body that can’t be easily hidden, like your arms.
Loose dangling flaps of skin can make you feel self-conscious about wearing sleeveless shirts or raising your arms too high in public situations. If you don’t like the way your arms look, an arm lift, or brachioplasty, might be the solution for you.
In an arm lift, your plastic surgeon will use their surgical expertise to aesthetically reshape the underside of your upper arm and contour the space from the underarm to the elbow.
Skilled double board-certified plastic surgeons Doctors Lawrence Colen & Theodore Uroskie will be happy to answer all of your questions during a consultation. Learn more by contacting us today for an appointment!
When you get older, one of the first signs of aging is the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes, nose, and mouth. Each day you look in the mirror, the face you see grows more worn, tired, and haggard. But it doesn’t have to be this way, thanks to Botox.
Botox is the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin type A, which comes in a simple non-surgical cosmetic injection. The product is injected into targeted muscles, where it blocks the nerve impulses to the muscles that create wrinkles. Botox injections cause the muscles to relax, allowing the overlying skin to appear smoother.
A tired, older appearance may sometimes be attributed to the aging that happens around the eyebrows and forehead. Creases along the forehead, crow’s feet and deep furrows may give off the appearance of exhaustion and sleepiness. If you are concerned about this development on your forehead, it may be time for a brow lift.
A brow lift can rejuvenate your appearance and refresh your expression. Aged skin sags and creases more easily, which may cause the skin of the forehead to droop and the eyebrows the hood forward. The sleepy appearance can undermine your confidence and leave you looking much older.
With a brow lift, an incision is made along the hairline, and the skin of the forehead is tightened and raised.
Consult with experienced plastic surgeons Drs. Lawrence Colen and Theodore Uroskie to learn more about the brow lift.
Please feel free to reach us at our office in Norfolk if you’d like to schedule a consultation.
Once an overweight person loses excess weight through diet and exercise, it’s not uncommon to have layers of excess skin afterwards. After working so hard to lose the weight, it can be frustrating to have this stretched-out skin draping over a newly thinner frame.Fortunately, there is something that can be done about this undesirable situation. In the plastic surgery world, it is referred to as body contouring after major weight loss.
Some of the more common body-contouring procedures that help reduce excess skin include the body lift, breast lift, arm lift, and thigh lift.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, body contouring after major weight loss can improve one’s shape and tone the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin; it also removes the excess sagging fat and skin.The results of body contouring after major weight loss are immediately visible. However, it’s important to note that the final finished product may take one or two years to achieve depending on the procedures performed and the time it takes to fully heal.
Contact Norfolk Plastic Surgery to learn more during an informative consultation.
Stubborn body fat seems to linger regardless of the work we put into perfecting our figure. If exercise and a healthy diet aren’t creating the body you want, you may be a good candidate for body contouring through liposuction surgery.
Liposuction surgery is a highly popular procedure that can be performed using several techniques. Incision techniques have improved to the point where the incision size required has been dramatically reduced. In addition, a liquid solution is injected beforehand to help reduce blood loss and trauma, making it easier to suction out the fat.
Liposuction uses a small cannula to suction out the unwanted fat, which creates a safer, more efficient process.
To set up an appointment for liposuction surgery, contact experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Colen at our Norfolk office. From there, he can assess your goals and specific surgical needs. This process will also help determine which liposuction technique is right for you.
The primary function of a breast reduction is to reduce the size of the breasts by removing excess tissue and skin. Considering every patient is different and the amount of reduction needed depends on the individual, there is more than just one way to execute the surgery. There are several incision options available.
When it comes to the incision for a breast reduction, a patient can opt for a circular pattern around the areola.
A keyhole-shaped pattern is similar to the first one but has an added incision running vertical down to the crease of the breast.
The inverted-T, or anchor-shaped, incision gets its name because it is shaped like an anchor. It is similar to the keyhole, except it also runs along the crease of the breast. This is the most comprehensive incision pattern used for the more dramatic breast reductions.
For more details about breast reduction surgery, contact the Norfolk office of Dr. Lawrence Colen and Dr. Theodore Uroskie.
A breast augmentation is an exciting procedure that offers women a chance to enhance their look. Breast augmentations involve the insertion of breast implants through carefully made incisions.
There are generally four possible locations where experienced plastic surgeons Dr. Lawrence Colen and Dr. Theodore Uroskie can make an incision. This will depend on many factors, including your aesthetic goals.
The four major breast augmentation incision options are inframammary, transaxillary, transumbilical and periareolar. In that order, these techniques involve incisions under the breast fold, in the armpit, underneath the belly button and around the areola.
Sometimes, breast implants are placed underneath muscle; other times, they are placed above it. The decision will be between you and your surgeon.
After post-pregnancy weight loss, women are often left with extra skin and stretched fascia (muscle covering). Patients seeking abdominoplasty tend to have concerns about excess skin around the abdomen.
Rapid weight gain followed by a loss of that weight – a process that occurs during pregnancy – is one of the most common causes of extra skin around the abdomen.
With weight gain, the skin and fascia stretch, and once stretched, they do not easily return to their normal size, regardless of exercise or diet. The abdominoplasty removes excess tissue to create a slimmer and tighter abdomen.
Extra skin can cause a loss of self-esteem and self-confidence. This can in turn result in patients being ill at ease in social situations. Abdominoplasty is not a cure-all technique, but in many patients, these issues are significantly improved.
Contact Norfolk Plastic Surgery to set up a consultation today.
Who doesn’t want fuller, more luscious lips? Not many of us are actually born naturally with this highly desired trait. Thankfully, these days there are many injectable options available to assist in plumping your pout. It might take some research to learn which method would be best for you.
For those who desire a simple and convenient solution to thin lips, Norfolk Plastic Surgery offers a wide variety of lip enhancements, such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, and calcium hydroxylapatite filler injections and even your own harvested fat. Each option offers its own set of advantages, which means the treatment can be customized to suit each individual’s needs.
For those desiring fuller lips without surgery, injectable fillers offer some of the most natural-looking lip enhancements available. Learn more by contacting our office today to schedule your consultation.