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The most delicate of our skin is that around our face, particularly around our eyes, and as such it is often the first area of our bodies to begin to show signs of aging. These common signs of aging- heavy, sagging, upper eyelids, excess skin and folds, creases, wrinkles, and bottom eyelids that are sagging or have puffiness, often cause people to look older, more tired or even upset than they actually are. If you are unhappy with the appearance of the skin around your eyes, an Eyelid Lift Surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, may be the best option for you.
Often combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as Dermal Fillers, Brow Lift or even Face Lift surgery, Tallahassee Eyelid Surgery is incredibly successful in creating a younger, more alert appearance in patients. During your consultation Dr. Ben Kirbo and Dr. Laurence Rosenberg will asses your facial rejuvenation options and determine of Eyelid Surgery is the best bet for you.
If you are ready to improve the appearance of the skin around your eyes schedule your confidential consultation today.
Posted in Eyelid Lift on June 12th, 2013
The painful symptoms of Carpal Tunnel effect many people. There are varying degrees of Carpal Tunnel and various factors that contribute to it. People who drive long distances, do repetitive movements on a daily basis, have certain health conditions and women in their 40′s-60′s are at the highest risk for developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when there is consistent pressure on the median nerve due to a swelling of the nerve or tendons. Many people who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome experience tingling, pain and even loss of feeling or control of their hands and wrists.
For people with moderate cases of Carpal Tunnel, treatment can be found through either abstaining from the movements for some time or, if that is not possible, using stabilizing braces to keep pressure off of the nerve. In some more severe cases, however, these preventative and stabilizing measures may not be sufficient enough, particularly if there is already nerve damage or if you are unable to work or sleep due to the pain and lack of strength or sensation in your wrists and hands.
There is a surgical treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that, while not effective for everyone, has a high success rate of 85% of patients who received the treatment reporting a substantial relief of their symptoms. If you are interested in finding out the best treatment option for you, call our Tallahassee plastic surgery office at 850-219-2000 or contact our cosmetic coordinator today for a private consultation with our Tallahassee plastic surgery physicians Dr. Ben Kirbo and Dr. Laurence Rosenberg.
Posted in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on June 5th, 2013
Dealing with the loss of one or both breasts due to cancer or other illness is a loss no one can prepare you for. Suddenly, something you’d taken for granted would always be there, isn’t and just as with the loss of a limb or loved one, you grieve. The healing process is a slow one. Everyone deals with the loss differently and finds their own way to move forward in life. For some, that means Reconstructive Breast Surgery.
Every patient that comes in for a consultation at Southeastern Plastic Surgery for Breast Reconstruction presents unique goals, desires and challenges which the Plastic Surgeon then discusses in detail with the patient to design the most ideal coarse of treatment for them. We offer two types of reconstructive procedures: tissue expansion and flap reconstruction. If you are interested in discussing your reconstructive options, we invite you to schedule a consultation today.
Posted in Breast Reconstruction on May 29th, 2013
Overdeveloped breasts in men is more common than you might think. The condition, known as Gynecomastia, most often presents in adolescent men and in many cases is outgrown. However, for the remainder of men, the condition can be permanent, unless they opt for a Male Breast Reduction procedure. Gynecomastia can be devastating for men both young and older, who often feel self-conscious in both social and intimate settings due to embarrassment over their chest.
A male breast reduction surgery removes the fat and glandular tissue and in some cases, excess skin. Male breast reduction surgery is a potentially life changing procedure and many men report a boost in self confidence after their procedure.
If you or your son suffer from gynecomastia, contact our office to learn more about the procedure and schedule your confidential consultation.
Posted in Gynecomastia on May 22nd, 2013
A Brow Lift procedure is one in which the forehead is raised and tightened using a minimally invasive endoscopic technique, which required less recovery time for patients than, say, a full on Face Lift procedure. The Brow Lift, or Forehead Lift, procedure helps to eliminate sagging, heavy, drooping foreheads, brows and helps improves the area around the eyes. This can help greatly reduce the appearance of being tired or even angry which a heavy brow can create.
A Brow Lift procedure may also be done in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures like blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) or a face or neck lift. Dr. Kirbo and Dr. Rosenberg are skilled Tallahassee based plastic surgeons who have helped countless men and women receive smoother, more youthful, natural-looking results through his facial rejuvenation procedures.
Take a look at the Brow Lift Before and After Gallery to get a better idea of some of the results our patients have enjoyed. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to learn more!
Posted in Brow Lift on May 15th, 2013
Much attention and focus is given to women undergoing breast augmentation to increase their bust sizes leaving many to wonder why women would ever consider having a breast reduction. Often people do not realize the burden and stresses having large breasts can place on the neck and back. Large breasts can make it very difficult and uncomfortable to do even some basic exercises. Shopping is often an issue for those with larger breasts, particularly when the rest of their body is disproportionately smaller and any clothes that do fit may cause them to look much heavier than they actually are. In addition, women with larger breasts may deal with emotional issues due to the large breasts. Whatever the case, our plastic surgeons have helped countless women eliminate these physical and emotional strains caused by large breasts through Breast Reduction Surgery.
A Tallahassee Breast Reduction Surgery is a procedure in which excess glandular tissue, fatty tissue and skin is removed. The areola is sometimes also repositioned or altered in shape or size to match the newer, smaller breasts best in order to create the most natural appearance possible. The resulting breasts will be smaller, firmer, and lighter. As in Breast Augmentations what size you want to achieve is a decision that needs to be mutually agreed upon between you and your plastic surgeon who can better advise you as to what is achievable for you.
If you are interested in breast reduction surgery, contact our office to schedule your confidential consultation.
Posted in Breast Reduction on May 8th, 2013
Pregnancy, weight loss, nursing, and gravity all take their toll on our breasts, working to pull them downwards and seeming to almost deflate them. Women unhappy with the downward pull their breasts seem to be going in, may opt for a Breast Lift. A Breast Lift is a procedure which removes excess, sagging skin by creating an incision around the areola, and the remaining skin is sutured together creating tighter, firmer, more perky breasts. If you are already happy with the size of your bust, a Breast Lift alone may be enough to give you the results you seek.
However, for some women, a breast lift alone may not create the outcome they want and a Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift may be the right answer. These procedures can be done in conjunction with each other. Take a look at our Before and After Photo Gallery of patients who have received Breast Lifts with and with out implants. When you’re ready, contact us for your personal consultation.
Posted in Breast Lift on May 1st, 2013
The decision to undergo Breast Augmentation is not a light one and every aspect of it should be weighed heavily before being decided upon. Of the many things to consider, the right Doctor should be your primary concern. You want someone who is Board Certified and has extensive experience, someone whose patients have had successful results and most importantly, someone that you feel comfortable with. Dr. Kirbo and Dr. Rosenberg are dedicated to giving their patients the results they crave, but they also understand and take seriously the responsibility of having a patient’s life in their hands.
There are many reasons women decide to undergo Breast Augmentation and these reasons are personal and oftentimes carry with them emotional ties. Dr. Kirby and Dr. Rosenberg understand the sensitivity of the subject and want to ensure that you get the results you are looking for. In your consultation, you will discuss the changes you desire, “try on” different options, and participate in deciding with the Doctor on every aspect of your operation from incision point to type of implant or augmentation.
If you are ready to schedule your consultation today, follow the link to our Contact Page. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you on this life changing journey!
Posted in Breast Augmentation on April 24th, 2013
Many people, men and women alike, are dissatisfied with the appearance of their midsection. Tallahassee Abdominoplasty, also known as a Tummy Tuck, is a procedure designed to remove the excess fat and skin hanging from the midsection as well as tighten the abdominal muscles. Tummy Tucks are especially popular among women who’ve given birth and haven’t been able to recuperate their pre-baby midsection and among men and women who’ve undergone a dramatic weight loss and are left with excess hanging skin.
Dr. Ben Kirbo and Dr. Laurence Rosenberg have helped countless men and women achieve the midsection of their dreams through abdominoiplasty, creating more slender, firm and contoured waistlines. In some cases, liposuction or other additional procedures may be required to achieve the results desired, which Dr. Ben Kirbo and Dr. Laurence Rosenberg will discuss with you at length during your one-on-one consultation session.
If you are ready to learn more about how to improve your mid-section once and for all, contact our office today to start discussing your options.
Posted in Uncategorized on March 6th, 2013
We are all born naturally predisposed as to where we will gain and hang on to weight. For some of us it’s our abdomen, love-handles, backside or thighs, and for some, it’s the arms. Unfortunately, it’s not always limited to just one area either! Some of us, no matter how many curls we accomplish at the gym will not be able to lose the amount of weight desired to get the definition desired. That said, people who have lost a significant amount of weight, either through diet and exercise or gastric bypass, are often left with sagging excess skin around their arms and other areas as well.
Brachioplasty, also known as an Arm Lift, is one solution available to treat these issues. To be considered an ideal candidate for this procedure, it’s preferred that you’ve been at a stable weight (not considered obese) for the past several months, do not smoke, are in good health and have realistic expectations about the procedure- realize that you aren’t likely to come out of the procedure with Jessica Biel’s biceps! What you can expect to get out of it, however, an improved, tighter version of your own.
Posted in Uncategorized on February 28th, 2013
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