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/
Dr. Nichter discusses the Top 5 characteristics of the neck that he evaluates for potential improvement.
- Amount of fat beneath your chin – younger patients may just need liposuction.
- Platysma bands – Located in the front of the neck. Muscles that separate and present themselves as 2 bands (a.k.a Number 11 bands).
- Amount of redundant skin – The amount of loose skin will determine if a surgical or non-surgical procedure is needed.
- Skin quality – Skin texture, acne, age spots or sun spots, broken capillaries, volume or lack of volume, fine lines and wrinkles are all taken into consideration when assessing what treatment or procedure is necessary.
- Misc. features – A prominent mandibular gland or recessed chin
Patients experiencing volume loss in their face are typically good candidates for injectable fillers. In some cases, a patient may have such significant hollowing that fat transfer may be a better option due to the amount of volume needed. Voluma® by Allergan is the first FDA-approved filler for volume replacement, while other fillers such as Radiesse, Restylane, etc. are used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Injectable fillers are not permanent, so an ongoing commitment is needed to maintain optimal results.
The Sciton® Broadband Laser is a skin rejuvenating treatment, which essentially tricks the skin cells into reproducing collagen and elasticity resulting in healthier more vibrant skin. In the above video, Dr. Nichter explains the science behind this innovation and how it is being used in his practice to treat a variety of skin issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, rosacea, ace, etc.
Dr. Nichter uses the Sciton SkinTyte® laser for patients wanting to improve the appearance of skin laxity. The Scion laser can be used as a stand alone procedure or in conjunction with a facelift or neck lift for added improvement of fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment is performed in the office and requires multiple sessions to achieve optimal results.
In the above video Dr. Nichter discusses the various types of neck lifts he offers at his Orange County practice, Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery. He also talks about the recovery following neck lift surgery and the long term expectations with scarring.
Dr. Larry Nichter discusses the options available to women wanting to restore their breasts following pregnancy. In most cases, women experience a loss of volume in the upper portion of the breast along with some level of sagging. The severity of these issues will determine the recommended procedure. Options range from breast augmentation, breast lift with augmentation or a California breast lift, which is a lift in conjunction with fat transfer to the breasts.
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.