A New Year, A New You
PLASTIC & COSMETIC SURGERY - SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
What happened to last year's New Year's resolutions? You didn't lose those extra pounds or run a marathon or find a new job or reduce the clutter in your apartment. Wish you could turn back the clock? Well, you can.
Usher in the new year with a resolution to update and rejuvenate your appearance. With so many surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, it's easier than ever to look your very best.
Noninvasive body contouring procedures can help you fight the bulge and achieve a slimmer figure without surgery or downtime. Treatments using focused ultrasound waves easily eliminate fat cells from stubborn areas. You can lose a pants size in as little as one hour. Other noninvasive, anti-aging treatments can comfortably diminish cellulite, firm and tighten skin, and reduce circumference.
Don't let aches and pains from varicose veins keep you off your feet and out of the race. Nonsurgical treatments for leg veins require no downtime and are virtually pain-free. You'll be walking immediately afterward.
Can a face-lift improve your odds in the job market? Looking younger and refreshed would certainly give you a boost of confidence going into an interview. Success in the workplace is one reason baby boomers, as well as people under 50, are seeking surgical and minimally invasive treatments for facial rejuvenation.
Whether you want a tighter tummy or smoother skin, consult with a qualified and experienced medical professional. Keeping a New Year's resolution to improve your looks can revitalize your life…and just might help you tackle that clutter.
Myra Danish, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Q: Which cosmetic procedure can best rejuvinate my look for the new year?
A: "Every woman's facial anatomy, skin type, and degree of aging differ, so one procedure does not fit all," says Dr. Myra Danish, M.D., F.A.C.S. "I recommend a consultation and facial analysis to determine what is the minimum the patient needs to look younger and fresher. We discuss the options that will give them the best results."
For some patients, injectables are all that's needed. Injectables are ideal for crow's feet, forehead lines, frown lines, laugh lines, and marionette lines, as well as for adding volume to correct flattening of the checks. With the injectable Lunchtime Lift™, Dr. Danish uses a range of FDA-approved injectables to help her patients look 10 years younger in less than an hour and with little to no downtime.
"My analysis may show that they require plastic surgery such as upper and lower eyelid lifts, a browlift, or a face-lift. There are several different types of facelifts, including a full face-lift and a mini version. The midface Lunchtime Lift ™ can restore the patient's facial anatomy to where it was over a decade ago in just one hour."
Dr. Danish may recommend nonsurgical skin treatments, including laser photo facials, glycolic peels, and deeper peels to treat sun damage, uneven pigmentation, redness, and spider veins.
"All of my patients look rejuvenated and natural, not like they've had work done," Dr. Danish adds.
Myra Danish, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Facial Plastic Surgery
Address: 4550 Investment Drive #290 Troy, MI 48098
Co-located: Pure Rejuvenation Center
Hospital Affiliation: Beaumont, Royal Oak
Q: What are the advantages of treating leg veins in the winter time?
A: "People don't think about their varicose or spiders veins in the winter, but this is the perfect time of year to get treated so you can be ready to wear shorts when the weather warms up," says Jeffrey Miller, M.D., of Miller Vein.
"With changes in health care coming, now is a good time to come in for treatments that you know are currently covered by insurance," he adds, noting that medical treatment of varicose veins is usually covered. "Our offices are really busy now with people trying to get in before any major insurance changes."
Typically, patients wear a stocking for a little while after varicose vein treatment, and it's more comfortable to wear stockings in the winter.
At Miller Vein, a world-class team of board-certified interventional radiologists use the latest state-of-the-art, nonsurgical treatments, which are virtually pain-free and require no downtime.
"Varicose veins are easily treated in the office. The procedures are done through tiny, pencil-tip-sized incisions that don't require sutures," Dr. Miller explains. "Patients are up and walking immediately after their procedure, and they are thrilled with their results."
Spider veins are treated in less than 30 minutes. Even the tiniest of spider veins, including facial veins, can be eliminated with Miller Vein's VeinErase™ procedures.
"Our spider vein treatments are very easy on patients," Dr. Miller says. "People can drive themselves to and from treatment on a lunch break."
Don't live with the pain and embarrassment of varicose or spider veins. Make a New Year's resolution to get legs like new!
Jeffrey H. Miller, M.D., Steven K. Wang, M.D., Michael E. Lulenski, M.D.
Varicose, Spider & Facial Vein Treatment
Locations: Novi, Troy, Dearborn, Monroe
Q: What can be done non surgically to correct body imperfections?
A: Noninvasive therapies from award-winning FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness can safely blast fat, zap veins, reduce cellulite, and more.
Start the new year by losing up to an inch of fat and one pants size in one hour with Liposonix. An alternative to invasive Liposuction, Liposonix permanently melts stubborn fat anywhere on the body. Achieve a smoother, firmer, and slimmer figure with comfortable Venus Freeze treatments that tighten skin and reduce cellulite and circumference.
Voted the No. 1 laser in the country, the Duet high-speed laser painlessly removes hair from legs in just 15 minutes. Other therapies, such as smoothing body peels and Limelight IPL laser treatments to remove brown spots and sun damage, can take years off your appearance.
Along with cutting-edge cosmetic treatments, our Wellness division, Cutler Integrative Medicine, can help you look and feel your best with therapies that balance hormones, increase energy and metabolism, and rid the body of toxins.
Doug Cutler, ND; Holly CaSaroll, CEO
Non-Invasive Skin Rejuvenation and Laser Services, Naturopathic Medicine, Injectables and Liquid Face-Lifts
Address: 29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034
Web: www.facebeautyscience.com; www.cutlerintegrativemedicine.com
West Maple Plastic Surgery
Q: Should I wait until spring to have cosmetic surgery?
A: "I think of the winter months as a time for introspection and reinvention," says board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Sherbert. "People will often say, ‘If I'm going to do something about my appearance, this is the time to do it.'
"Early in the new year is a great time for people to come in if they're interested in having breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, liposuction, eyelid lifts, a facelift, or other cosmetic surgery," he says. "During the winter, people tend to stay indoors and socialize less. Patients take advantage of that to have surgery, and they ‘re-emerge' weeks later looking refreshed and renewed."
West Maple Plastic Surgery
Daniel D. Sherbert, M.D., F.A.C.S.
5807 W. Maple, Ste. 177, West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Hospital Affiliation: Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and Beaumont West Bloomfield Ambulatory Surgery Center
Mune Gowda, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Q: What is the modern approach to eyelid surgery?
A: While the old technique for eyelid surgery typically involves the removal of loose skin and fat pouches, often there are many other problems related to the aging of the eye that should be addressed. Aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. Mune Gowda looks at the framework of the eye, from the eyebrow to the cheek.
"Changes that can occur around the eye include a loss of volume as the tissues deflate. The orbital bones can thin, and the eyeball will look sunken, with hollow circles under the lower lid. Both the eyebrow and the cheek also can lose volume," says Dr. Gowda, whose philosophy is to avoid the removal of too much tissue and fat, which can eventually lead to a sunken eye appearance.
"To create a youthful-looking eye, I take out some skin, as well as fat that is sagging where it should not be. I often reposition fat or add fat through fat grafting. Volume may be needed under the brow, or in the cheek and the hollows under the lower lids, to create a smooth lid/cheek junction," Dr. Gowda explains. "The muscles might also be tightened to help support the lower eyelids."
Dr. Gowda has been doing fat grafts for 15 years. He believes that the patient's own fat is the best filler.
"Fat contains a much higher number of stem cells than bone marrow, and it causes no immune problems," he says. "The skin looks radiant and glowing after fat injections, and fat also improves dark circles."
Mune Gowda, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Novi Surgical Center
Address: 26850 Providence Parkway, Suite 125, Novi, MI 48374
Address: 3270 West Big Beaver Rd., Suite 415, Troy, MI 48084
Hospital Affiliation: William Beaumont, Providence Hospital
Ahmet R. Karaca, M.D.
Q: Can I get a good result from a mini face-life?
A: "Be careful when choosing a cosmetic procedure just because it costs less or appears to involve less surgery," says board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ahmet Karaca. "I have seen patients a year or two after they've had lesser procedures by other physicians. They were very unhappy and I did corrections for them."
Seek a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to help you get the best results for your area of concern.
"If you ask for recommendations from friends and physicians, you will find the same names keep coming up — doctors who do a lot of surgery and have very good reputations," says Dr. Karaca, who has had a busy cosmetic surgery practice for nearly 35 years. "At a consultation, the doctor shouldn't be trying to sell you something. I treat my patients as I would a family member and recommend the very best solution for what is troubling them about their appearance."
Birmingham Plastic Surgery
Ahmet R. Karaca, M.D.
Address: 101 Townsend Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
Hospital Affiliation: William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak; Saint Joseph Mercy, Oakland; Huron Valley Sinai, Commerce Twp.
Gina Randhawa, M.D., P.C.
Internal Medicine and Bariatrics
Address: Yorktowne Executive Offices, 5777 West Maple Road, Suite 180, West Bloomfield, MI, 48322
Address: Rochester Office Parc, 6585 Rochester Road, Suite 105, Troy, MI 48085
Hospital Affiliation: William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, Huron Valley Sinai Hospital, Commerce Township, MI