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BodyTite Has Arrived!

The wait is over, BodyTite has arrived! Labeled the “next best thing to a surgical tummy tuck, for patients who do not want to have a dramatic surgery.” This safe and effective, minimally invasive procedure offers up to 40% skin tightening and fat depletion with little downtime. Yes, you read that correctly – skin tightening along with fat depletion! Where do we sign up?!

BodyTite works by using radio-frequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL), which delivers rapid and uniform heating of the entire soft tissue matrix. The technology features built-in safeguards, including impedance monitoring, power cut-off and audible feedback, to help ensure patient safety throughout the procedure.

Aside from the stellar technology, are you ready for the best part?! BodyTite can be performed under local anesthesia with minimal incisions! As a result, there is little to no scarring, which means a shorter downtime.

This minimally invasive procedure, offers powerful aesthetic results, achievable prior only by more invasive surgical procedures. Call our office at (513)791-4440 or click here to set up a complimentary consultation.

 

Ask Our Staff. . .

Who better to fill you in on what it’s really like to have a procedure performed at The Plastic Surgery Group? Here at TPSG, our staff has had just about every procedure, laser, injectable and skincare treatment offered. As a member of the staff, I have always been eager to share my experiences with whoever was curious. So, with June being the final month we will be offering the $4,900 All-Inclusive Breast Augmentation pricing, and it being our most popular procedure, let’s hear from some staff members about their experiences and if they would do it all over again. A big thank you to our team members for their candid answers!

Q.) What were you most anxious about before your consultation and/or surgery?

A.) Before the consult I was most anxious about being examined. It’s something I had been so self conscious about my entire adult life and having a doctor (my boss) look at me, measure me, and take photos made me feel very vulnerable.
Before surgery I was most anxious about the actual surgery. Being put under general anesthesia made me nervous because I had never had surgery before and didn’t know how I would react. Turns out I was nervous for no reason – everything went just fine!

Q.) How did you choose between silicone and saline?

A.) I have had both. My first surgery was in 2004, and the FDA had a ban on silicone implants, so my only option was saline. Once the ban was lifted in 2007, I had my implants exchanged to silicone in 2008.
I personally like silicone better than saline. Silicone feels better, looks more natural and feels more natural. I had my first child while I had saline implants. I didn’t breastfeed, but my breasts changed and almost looked flat even with my saline implants.
I had my implants exchanged before I had my second child, did not breast feed my second baby either and my breasts changed again, however, once my body got back to “normal” my breasts looked almost like they did the day I had them put in. With saline implants, I could feel the implant move around. Silicone, I can’t tell I have anything foreign in my body.

Q.) The day of surgery, what was the process like?

A.) I went to the surgery center, they had me change into a gown and put my belongings in a bag. Next, the doctor came in, talked me through what was about to happen and then marked me for surgery. I was hooked up to an IV and wheeled into surgery. The anesthesiologist talked to me for a second and asked me to count backwards from 10 – I remember him putting a rubber mask on my face and I counted to eight and I was out!

Q.) Waking up from surgery, how did you feel?

A.) When I woke up from surgery, I felt really sleepy. I had my dressings and sports bra on, and I felt a heavy feeling, like something was sitting on my chest. I remember waking up (after surgery) and hearing the doctor’s voice, but I was really groggy and tired and I didn’t know what he was saying. I was in recovery for awhile, and I was wheeled out by a nurse and put into my car. I was a little nauseous on the drive home and any bump in the road made me a little sore, but it was nothing I couldn’t tolerate.

Q.) How many days after surgery did it take for you to feel back to normal?

A.) It took about five days total to feel back to normal. I had my surgery on a Thursday and I went back to work on Tuesday. Three days after surgery I went to the movies. The first time I drove was a little hard because I was still sore and turning the steering wheel took some time getting used to. Overall, it was an easy surgery and easy recovery.

Q.) Would you do it again?

A.) Yes! I would definitely do it again, and I wouldn’t change a thing!

Call 513.791.4440 or click here to set up your complimentary consultation and to learn more.

 

Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier

The Plastic Surgery Group welcomes the newest weapon in our arsenal of products to combat aging skin. H.A. Intensifier is a product that uses Hyaluronic Acid to assist in the skins correction process, giving marked improvement to the overall look of firmness, smoothness and facial fullness. A “powerful natural humectant” is what gives Hyaluronic Acid its ability to regulate moisture levels, while amplifying overall H.A. levels by 30 percent. With continued use, a reduction in crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines is visible. The H.A. Intensifier delivers “long lasting hydration” in a “unique serum-gel texture,” suitable for all skin types.

If you’re ready to get your youthful look back, call our office at (513)791-4440 or click here to set up a complimentary consultation.

Microneedling Is Sweeping The Nation

Microneedling is sweeping the nation with its ability to promote new skin growth with minimal healing time. This controlled method of wounding the skin triggers the release of natural growth factors, mainly collagen, and elastin. Lasers, dermal rolling or other ablative skin treatments can cause damage to the epidermis, while Microneedling enhances the skin’s repair process. This leads to a thicker, more supple dermis, allowing the skin to create “superficial micro-channels.”  These channels then promote better absorption of topical creams and serums, aiding in the overall effectiveness of the treatment.

Now, let’s get on to the real question – what happens during a Microneedling treatment?

First, you will have a topical serum applied to your skin which will numb the area being treated. Most patients report not experiencing any discomfort in the treated area after the application process. Next, based on your specific skin needs, the Collagen P.I.N. will be gently guided over the skin in the same direction until the area being treated has been covered.

Are you now wondering how many Microneedling treatments are required?

Typically, four to six treatments are needed on average. Depending upon your specific needs, the skincare professional will assess your desired area of treatment and determine what is best for you.

Is this question popping up in your mind – how soon will I see results?

The answer is one to two weeks. Now, this can vary from person to person, per treatment, and here is why – it all depends on your skin’s health. Some people report seeing results in just a few days!

To find out if you’re a good candidate for Microneedling come to our office and speak with a member of our skincare team. Call our office today at (513)791-4440 or click here to set up a complimentary consultation.

Get Your Glow back

Portrait of a beautiful girl

Is your skin lacking its luster?  Do your fine lines and wrinkles look more apparent as we head into the cooler months?  Let us introduce you to Alastin.  This innovative skincare line was designed specifically for physicians, primarily plastics surgeons.

As we age, our skin loses its “primary structural components” meaning, elastin and collagen. These two components are the base for regeneration of new skin cells.  As they diminish, our fine lines and wrinkles become more noticeable.  This is where Alastin comes in – to save the day and your skin!

Alastin’s patent pending “Tri-Hex technology” allows the skin to start renewing itself from the inside out.  At the same time, protecting against further damage from the sun, environmental factors, hormones and even genetics!  Get this, Alastin also reduces redness and inflammation, aids in evening out your skin tone and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Its formulation allows for quick and easy absorption into the skin, making it a great addition to your daily skincare routine.  If you’re ready to get your youthful glow back, call our office at (513)791-4440 or click here to set up a complimentary consultation.

Are They “Ideal” For You?

ideal implant diagramWould you like to have a breast augmentation, but hesitate due to concern over the type of implant you choose? Your wait may be over.

Let us introduce you to the Ideal Implant.

Developed by Robert S. Hamas, MD, this revolutionary implant combines the “natural feel of a silicone gel implant with only saline inside for safety and peace of mind.”

Dr. Hamas dealt for years with ruptured silicone gel implants and increasing concerns from patients. He realized it was time for a new kind of breast implant.

Since their launch, Ideal Implants have been written up in numerous publications such as Allure, Cosmopolitan and Elle magazines, with each touting this new approach as a welcome alternative to silicone implants.

Currently, these Ideal Implants are only offered through a small network of board-certified plastic surgeons in the U.S. The seven board-certified plastic surgeons of TPSG are in that network.

Call 513.791.4440 or click here today to set up your complimentary consultation and to learn more.

Want a Flat Tummy for Summer?

tummy tuckIt’s possible! A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty as it’s formally called, is the procedure in which loose and/or excess skin is removed from the abdomen and the abdominal muscle wall is tightened and permanently sutured together. The result gives you the svelte, tight tummy you’ve always envisioned!

As we age, lots of factors play a role in reducing the firmness and increasing the laxity in the muscles and skin of the abdomen – mainly pregnancies, weight gain, and weight loss. This leaves some of us with that pesky abdominal area that just won’t quite get back into shape, seemingly no matter what we try.

Let us help you reach your goal! TPSG is committed to patient satisfaction, and with seven board-certified plastic surgeons, finding the right physician for you is easy. We offer three locations to accommodate your needs, as well. Call 513.791.4440 or click here to schedule a complimentary consultation today and take advantage of our Tummy Tuck All-Inclusive Package for $7,500. Such a great deal! Offer ends 3/31/16.

Windows to the Soul

It’s said that the eyeiStock_000051218288_Larges are windows to the soul. We gaze into one another’s eyes for a variety of reasons, so it’s only natural to want your eyes to project the best impression possible. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery as it’s more commonly called, is one of the most rewarding surgeries you will ever have. If your upper eyelids appear droopy, with excess skin giving you a sad, tired appearance, then an upper blepharoplasty will give you a whole new outlook. Upper eyelid surgery can be performed in the office, under local sedation, leaving you looking refreshed, youthful, and most important, rested.

Also, if you have puffiness or bags under your eyes, you may want to consider a lower blepharoplasty. Upper and lower eyelids are often addressed at the same time with surgery performed in a hospital setting.

A simple consult with one of our six board-certified plastic surgeons will determine the best course of action for you. Call 513.791.4440 or click here to schedule a consultation today.

Back to School Means Getting Back to You!

Tired of those pesky fine lines on your face? Or the dark spots that seemed to appear after all those sunny days spent poolside? Now that the kids have gone back to school, it’s time for you to “get back to you.”

While you can’t stop the aging process, scientific research has given rise to several non-surgical treatment options, like Botox and facial fillers.

Botox and Dysport are simple, 10-minute treatments with a few tiny injections that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. They work by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles, which reduces the muscle activity that causes wrinkles to form. The treatment does not radically change your facial appearance, so you can still frown or look surprised – just without the wrinkles!

Facial fillers, such as Perlane, Restylane , Juvederm or Voluma, can be used to treat deeper wrinkles and frown lines, smile lines, vertical lip lines, marionette lines, hollowed cheeks, declining lip volume and acne scars. Fillers are injected just below the surface of the skin to add needed volume, thus smoothing unwanted lines and wrinkles.

We here at TPSG offer a variety of age defying treatments to help you obtain a healthier and more youthful appearance. One of our six board-certified physicians can help you sort through the numerous procedures to find one that’s right for you, discuss your expectations and recommend a safe and suitable plan for treatment.

Schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our board certified surgeons. Call 513.791.4440 or click here to schedule a consultation.

Do you need a “lift?”

Portrait of woman with seductive body in bikini posing at beachMastopexy, more commonly known as a “breast lift,” is gaining popularity. This procedure can assist with aging, deflated-looking breasts, due to pregnancy, breastfeeding and hereditary factors. If you want to have added volume, a silicone or saline implant can give you that added “lift” factor.

One of our board-certified plastic surgeons can assess which type of breast lift would be best suited for your specific needs. With minimal surgery time and a simple recovery plan, you too can reap the “lifted” benefits.

Feel confident in your favorite blouse, bra, t-shirt and especially a bathing suit. All will fit and feel better, so why wait to “lift” your spirits?

Schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our board certified surgeons. Call 513.791.4440 or click here to schedule a consultation.