Understanding Laser Skin Resurfacing
Dr Sonny O uses the CynoSure Icon Aesthetic System for the laser skin resurfacing he does in his office. This system is a non-ablative resurfacing which means that the lasers do not wound the face and because of that they are considered completely non-invasive. The lasers work by stimulating collagen growth and tightening the underlying skin. This procedure might be used if your face has wrinkles as a result of sun damage around your eyes and mouth, blotchiness or brown spots on your face, or scarring that make your skin uneven such as acne scars.
Are You a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
As with most cosmetic procedures you will want to be in good health and have reasonable expectations from the laser skin resurfacing procedure. While the procedure is non-invasive, those with certain medical conditions may not respond as well to the treatments. Some Characteristics of your skin such as texture and thickness may also affect how your skin responds to this technique. Dr. Sonny O will do a medical history and exam and tell you if you are a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure.
What to Expect
Laser skin resurfacing can smooth and tighten skin that has been damaged by the sun. After treatment you should see major improvements in skin texture and quality. The results are relatively long lasting, up to 5 to 7 years depending on the type of skin damage. Dr Sonny O offers laser skin resurfacing for his patients to reduce scars, wrinkles, and age spots on the face. There is minimal to no down time involved and the procedure is completely non-invasive.
Getting Through the Initial Process
Before you have your surgery you will need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sonny O in Charleston. Tummy tuck surgery is a major surgery so the first step is to make sure that you are a good candidate for the surgery. This will include an extensive medical history. It is important to ensure that your body is healthy enough for this type of procedure as well as that you are emotionally prepared and have the right expectations regarding your tummy tuck. The Dr. may also order more tests to ensure all of your lab values are in range. Once all of this preliminary work is done it will be time to schedule the surgery.
When is the Best Time for a Tummy Tuck in Charleston?
If your goal is to be recovered and ready for summer, then you will want to make sure that your procedure is scheduled no later than the first part of the year. This gives you ample time to recover and for your abdomen to look its best. Spring and summer come early to South Carolina so the more time you have for recovery the better your results for that long awaited summer vacation or cruise. Having a Tummy Tuck in Charleston during the early winter months makes recovery easier because of the cooler weather as well.
If you are on the fence about getting a tummy tuck your best bet is to discuss the benefits with Dr. Sonny O. Charleston summers are only one good reason to undergo the procedure. For Moms who have had a few children and those that have lost a significant amount of weight, having abdominoplasty can help reduce the excess skin and sagging that can follow. This can feel better physically, but it can also increase self-esteem. Tummy tucks can reduce waist size, tighten up the abdominal wall, and eliminate the pooch that comes with pregnancy and weight loss.
Are You Ready to Consider a Tummy Tuck?
If you have considered a tummy tuck before, it might be time to take advantage of Dr. Sonny O’s free consultations to talk to an expert about it. Dr. O will give you all the information you need and help you decide if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck.
Dr. Sonny O is offering many options for patients that would like to take a vacation from aging this summer. From wrinkles to sun spots to a dreaded muffin top, many procedures are available that will help patients feel refreshed with little downe required.
With Timeless You Lift, patients can have a new refreshed look this summer in the time it takes to go on vacation. Dr. Sonny O is known as the leading facial surgeon in the Charleston area. The Timeless Lift is an all-inclusive solution that can help rejuvenate features and turn back time to restore a youthful appearance. Performed under local anesthesia, the Timeless Lift can erase lines and wrinkles, redefine the neck and jaw line, and reduce loose skin. The Timeless Lift offers patients a refreshed look at a refreshing price.
SculpSure is another option for patients that want to take a vacation from aging. It will help address the extra layer around the flank area that gets harder to eliminate as one gets older. SculpSure™ utilizes light-based technology to target and destroy the body's fat cells around your target area. During the treatment patients experience intervals of deep warming sensations as well as cooling sensations on the surface of the skin. Throughout the duration of the 25 minute treatment, the cooling sensation is applied to the surface of the skin to keep the patient comfortable as it is a completely pain free, non-invasive procedure with no downtime.
One sure sign of aging is sun spots or age spots on the face and neck. Dr. O offers skin revitalization and laser IPL to help remove those brown spots. During treatment, a device that emits a range of light waves is used to target the hemoglobin or melanin in the skin. A light beam passes through the skin to target the treatment area. The result is either less visible blood vessels or more even pigmentation of the skin, depending on what goals have been discussed. Recovery time is minimal. In July, Laser IPL is being offered at a $100 discount.
It is easy to take a vacation from aging thanks to Dr. Sonny O.
To learn about all of these treatments schedule a consult or call 843-388-4939
Are There Any Health Problem that May Cause Issues with A Facelift or Recovery?
There are a number of health conditions that may make you a poor candidate for a facelift. Among these are:
Your Current Lifestyle Could Also Affect Your ability to Have a Facelift
If you smoke, drink alcohol excessively, are overweight, or are sedentary, these are also factors that could affect whether you are a good candidate for a facelift. Like the health conditions above, these lifestyle factors can affect how well you might heal from surgery. It is possible that many of these conditions can be overcome, allowing you to have the procedure later, but this is something your doctor can counsel you on. He can help you decide any changes you need to make, and how long after you those changes you must wait before having surgery.
A Consultation Can Help You Decide if a Facelift is Right for You
Dr. Sonny O. offers consultations that can help you decide if a facelift is right for you. The Dr. and his staff will do an extensive medical history and lifestyle inventory, as well as discuss your motives and expectations with you.
Who is a breast augmentation best for?
A breast augmentation is used to increase cup size by placing implants into the breast to get a larger size. If a woman simply desires larger breasts or larger breasts with a fuller, rounder appearance, then a breast augmentation is the correct choice. However, if there is already significant drooping to the breasts, a breast augmentation will not alleviate this issue. Instead, an augmentation of drooping breasts will only create larger breasts that still have the same drooping issue. A breast augmentation can be done in conjunction with a breast lift to get the best of both worlds.
Who is a breast lift best for?
A breast lift is designed to raise and firm the breasts by giving them a whole new contour. A breast lift will only lift the breasts, however, and will not make them any larger. Often times, a breast lift procedure is used for women who have very large, dropping breasts and would like a smaller, more youthful look without any drooping.
Which is the best choice for you?
The choice between a breast lift and a breast augmentation is a very personal choice but it is a decision that will be largely guided by Dr. Sonny O. With a vast amount of experience, he has the ability to identify which types of breasts will be best suited for which procedure. If the goal is to increase size and shape, a breast augmentation is the best choice. If the goal is simply to improve shape while not increasing size or to address drooping, then a breast lift is most likely the right choice. Either procedure, with Dr. Sonny O, can produce the results you’re looking for and provide you with youthful, shapely breasts that you are happy with.
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