Meet Dr. Larry Nichter – Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Larry Nichter, regarded as one of the top plastic surgeons in Southern California, talks about why he decided to specialize in the field of plastic surgery and about his humanitarian efforts made possible through his Plasticos Foundation. To learn more about Plastics or to donate, please visit:  http://www.theplasticosfoundation.org/

Restore Volume to the Face with Fillers or Fat

Volume loss to the face is a natural part of the aging process or can happen when an individual experiences significant weight loss. The two options for treating volume loss are injectable fillers and fat transfer. Filler can be done in the office as a “walk-in, walk-out” treatment with no downtime and immediate results. Fat transfer is a surgical procedure that involves removing fat from one are of the body, usually the abdomen, hips or thighs, and placing it in the face where volume is needed. There is a recovery period of a few days to one week. Fat transfer is a permanent long term solution, where fillers are temporary.

SkinTyte® with Sciton Broadband Laser

 

The SkinTyte® laser treatment is being used by Dr. Nichter to treat sun exposed areas such as the face, chest, neck, upper arms, hands, and breasts. He is also using it to improve scars and stretch marks.

The Sciton SkinTyte® uses broadband light with infrared technology to thicken the dermis and compacting the collagen while tricking the cells into acting more youthful, which ultimately results in vibrant, healthy more radiant skin.

Top Three Characteristics of Facial Aging

Three Ways the Face Ages –

Loss of elasticity and gravity over time

Volume redistribution – loss of volume in some areas, fat pockets in other areas

Surface characteristics – sun exposure, acne, etc.

All three of these issues are evaluated by Dr. Nichter during the consultation and recommendations are made as to which procedure or combination of procedures will provide the best outcome. Treatment may include any one or more of the following: facelift, neck lift, fat transfer or fillers, liposuction, laser resurfacing, laser tightening, chemical peel, skin care regimen.

Look More Youthful with Fat Transfer or Fillers

As the characteristics of the face and skin change throughout the aging process,  there becomes the desire to restore ones appearance to a more youthful look.  In areas of the face such as the temples, eyes, and cheeks there can be noticeable volume loss resulting in a hollow skeletal appearance. Using fat from your own body or injectable fillers is the optimal solution for addressing this issue.