Dr. Nichter’s practice, Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery, offers patients the option of using Exparel to reduce discomfort following an abdominoplasty. Exparel significantly reduces discomfort the first few days of recovery, which is when pain is at it’s highest.
One of the latest trends in cosmetic surgery is buttock enhancement. The curvaceous backsides of A-list celebrities like J Lo and Kim Kardashian have caused a new wave of patients requesting butt lift surgery. At Dr. Nichter’s practice, Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery, women ranging in age from their 20’s to 40’s are coming to see him about enhancing their buttocks. In most cases, women in their 20’s-30’s are wanting to add volume to obtain a voluptuous derriere like their celebrity favorites. Women in their late 30’s and older are usually wanting to restore volume lost as a result of the natural aging process. In the above video Dr. Nichter talks about butt lift surgery via fat transfer (a.k.a. Brazilian Butt Lift) and implants.
The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures, which improve the breasts,abdomen and hips after pregnancy or significant weight loss. Dr. Nichter explains who makes an ideal candidate and how the Mommy Makeover is performed. He also mentions many women comment on how they look better after surgery than pre-pregnancy.
One of the most common complaints from women seeking liposuction or a tummy tuck is the storage of excess fat in the abdomen. In some cases even through diet and exercise there may still be some unwanted fat pockets. Dr. Nichter provides an explanation as to why fat stores in the abdomen and how a tummy tuck or liposuction can offer a solution to this common problem.
Dr. Nichter explains how fat transfer to the face is performed. Fat transfer is a great option for those seeking a more permanent option for restoring lost volume to their face. While facial fillers are also an option, they are not long lasting like fat transfer, and they can be quite expensive if someone needs a lot of volume replacement.
Facial fillers such as Juvederm and Voluma are very popular options for improving lost volume and fine lines and wrinkles, however in some very rare cases a patient may not be pleased with the result from their treatment. Some fillers are reversible should a patient request to have the product removed. In the above video, Dr. Nichter explains this in further detail.
Dr. Nichter explains the risks and effects of smoking prior to and during recovery after plastic surgery. Smoking — specifically nicotine and carbon monoxide — impedes the body’s ability to deliver oxygen to tissues. As a result, the healing process after plastic surgery is negatively affected. Healing after plastic surgery has a significant effect on the quality of your result.
Dr. Larry Nichter and the Plasticos Foundation have been featured in an article on the Boston University website.
The article highlighted Plasticos Foundation’s work in Laos, and in particular the story of a 14-year-old girl who was able to walk again thanks to the team’s efforts. Importantly, the article described how disfigurements and birth defects often lead to social exclusion. Thus the Plasticos team’s work improves not only the patient’s physical well-being but gives them a new life by providing them with social acceptance.
The featured trip was on January 2009, and provided 95 patients with much-needed reconstructive surgery. However, this is just one of many Plasticos missions. Previous and subsequent missions have included Cuba, India, Armenia, and Cambodia.
Also emphasized in the article was the Plasticos Foundation’s “teach a man to fish” philosophy. The team not only performs surgeries but also trains local doctors and nurses to continue this work even after the Plasticos team has left. Dr. Nichter is quoted in the article:
When I went back to Vietnam, for instance, I asked someone I trained three years previously how many cleft lips he had done, and he said, ‘Oh, about a thousand.’ He performed more in three years than I’ll probably do in my lifetime. That is humbling and gratifying.”
The full text of the article is available on Boston University’s website.
More information on the Plasticos Foundation is available on its website.
Dr. Larry Nichter was given the Boston University CGS 60th Anniversary Alumni Achievement Award on September 29, 2012. Here is a video of his speech upon receiving this honor.
Dr. Larry Nichter would like to share this video update from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) with his readers. The ASPS is an exclusive society of board-certified plastic surgeons and a trusted source of information about plastic surgery.
- Men are seeking laser procedures to lighten stretch marks after weight loss. ASPS’ data indicate that more men are seeking cosmetic procedures; 1.2 million procedures were done on men last year, up 6% from the previous year.
- Brides-to-be are also seeking to perfect their look before the big day, with Latisse Eyelash Extension leading the trends, followed by Botox, Microdermabrasion, dermal fillers, and cool sculpting.
- A new device which melts fat away with ultrasound has gained FDA approval. This non-invasive fat-reduction technique is effective for certain patients, but is not a substitute for real liposuction.