Gummy Bear Breast Implants
Most of you have heard about the newly FDA approved breast implant on the market which is often referred to as the “gummy bear implant.” Here is some information about the implant itself. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
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Often times following weight fluctuation, child birth, genetics, or previous surgery such as cesarean section, people are left with undesirable excess tissue around their abdomen. A tummy tuck also known as an abdominoplasty, is a procedure designed to address the resulting rectus muscle diastasis and stretched abdominal tissue.
There are various types of tummy tuck procedures ranging from mini abdominoplasty to lateral tension abdominoplasty. The lateral tension incisions extend laterally to address and improve laxity in the lateral parts of the trunk or the upper lateral thighs. Typically this procedure in done in conjunction with flank liposculpture to help contour the lateral flanks and occasionally the thighs as well.
Case: This is a 36 year old female with a history of gastric bypass surgery and significant weight loss. After a thorough evaluation and physical examination, it was my opinion that the patient presented with rectus muscle diastasis and a large abdominal pannis. My surgery advice was that the patient was benefit from a lateral tension abdominoplasty with panniculectomy, and trunk liposculpture.
Surgery: Lateral tension abdominoplasty with panniculectomy, liposculpture of the trunk and lower extremities. Pictures are taken four months post operatively.
Often times with age, sun exposure, familiar predisposition, or weight fluctuation people are left with excess eyelid skin which results in a heavy upper eyelid appearance giving the patient a “tired look.” The decrease of muscle function of the levator palpebrae muscle over time can result in ptosis of the upper eyelid/involutional ptosis. In rare instances, there is atrophy of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle of the upper eyelid, which results in ptosis of the upper eyelid and visual obstructions. The upper eyelid looses its function, and therefore vision ultimately becomes obstructed.
Case: This patient is a 60-year old male who presented with a chief complaint of unilateral worsening ptosis of the upper eyelid with resulting visual obstruction. After a thorough evaluation and physical examination, it was my opinion that he presented with a dysfunction of the Levator Palpebrae Superioris Muscle, which controls the function of the upper eyelid. My surgical advice was to shorten the levator muscle on the right eyelid and perform a bilateral upper blepharoplasty.
Surgery: Bilateral upper blepharoplasty, right upper eyelid blephroptosis correction with shortening of the levator palpebrae muscle opuroneurosis.