Plastic surgery encompasses both aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. A plastic surgeon is a skilled medical professional who restores function and enhances appearance. Here’s what a plastic surgeon will do with their diverse services:

Reconstruction and Aesthetics Surgeries

Plastic surgery includes two branches: reconstructive and aesthetic. Both have the same foundation for function and restoration. Reconstructive surgery focuses on restoring form and function to areas of the body affected by accidents, burns, congenital disabilities, or illnesses. It improves a patient’s ability to perform daily activities and alleviate pain. Somerset Plastic Surgery offers procedures like breast reconstruction after mastectomy, scar revision, and cleft lip and palate repair. These are a few options for how reconstructive surgery can restore function and improve quality of life.

Aesthetic surgery focuses on enhancing a patient’s appearance through surgical procedures. Some procedures include breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose job), and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). While these procedures address aesthetic concerns, they may also help improve a patient’s self-confidence and overall well-being.

Procedures Offered by Plastic Surgeons

Plastic surgeons possess a diverse skill set, enabling them to perform a wide range of procedures. At Somerset Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeons offer both in-patient and out-patient procedures, which may include:

Facial Rejuvenation

Facelift: This procedure addresses signs of aging like sagging skin, wrinkles, and jowls, restoring a more youthful and refreshed appearance. It also removes fat deposits along the neck.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty): This addresses drooping eyelids, puffiness, and wrinkles around the eyes, creating a more youthful appearance. It also helps the patient’s field of vision.

Rhinoplasty: Improves and refines the shape and size of the nose, enhancing breathing function. If there are any humps, narrow nostril widths, or odd angles, these can be easily corrected. This procedure will last one to two hours.

Browlift: This addresses drooping brows, which can contribute to a tired appearance. Using minimally invasive techniques helps alter and smooth the forehead area. 

Body Contouring

Liposuction: This procedure removes excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body, creating a more sculpted and defined appearance. The surgeon will treat areas such as the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, or upper arms.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty): This procedure tightens loose abdominal muscles and removes excess skin, resulting in a flatter and more toned stomach. Patients with loose, extra skin can benefit from this method.

Arm Lift: Patients with substantial weight loss or other factors may have loose skin. This procedure targets excess skin or fat deposits in the arms. This method can also be combined with liposuction.

Body Lift: Also known as circumferential torsoplasty, the body lift removes excess skin and fat from the stomach and thighs. Muscles are tightened and toned around the stomach, hips, buttocks, back, and legs.

Breast Procedures

Breast Augmentation: This procedure increases breast volume using implants, creating the desired breast size and shape. It also creates a better-proportioned appearance, and the procedure can last one to two hours.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy): If a patient has sagging breasts, this method helps lift and tighten the tissue to achieve a perkier appearance. We can also reduce the areolar size during the procedure.

Breast Reduction: This helps reduce the size and weight of breasts, improving comfort and alleviating associated back pain. The process can last anywhere from two to four hours.

Breast Reconstruction: This procedure reconstructs the breast after mastectomy due to cancer or other reasons, restoring form and function. 

Benefits of Seeing a Plastic Surgeon

Reconstructive surgery restores function and mobility, allowing patients to perform daily activities they might have previously struggled with. Some patients might experience emotional and psychological distress due to physical injuries, congenital disabilities, or the effects of aging. Our team at Somerset Plastic Surgery can address these concerns with our various services, which can improve the patient’s overall quality of life.

How To Find the Right Surgeon 

While board certification and experience are significant, a consultation also helps you choose the right plastic surgeon. A plastic surgeon should take the time to understand your specific goals, concerns, and medical history. They will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. This might involve discussing different surgical techniques and creating a realistic timeline for recovery.

They should be able to clearly explain procedures, answer your questions thoroughly, and address any concerns you might have. A good surgeon encourages open dialogue and makes sure you feel comfortable throughout the consultation process. Come to your consultation with questions about the procedure, recovery process, risks, and potential outcomes.

Contact Somerset Plastic Surgery Today

Our plastic surgeons provide skilled expertise with various procedures at Somerset Plastic Surgery. With detailed aftercare treatment plans and proper healing instructions for post-surgery care, follow-up appointments are key to addressing any concerns. These instructions might include pain management, dietary restrictions, or activity limitations. Whether you’re choosing reconstructive or aesthetic surgery, we will help you achieve your goals. Contact us today with any questions or schedule a consultation to get started.