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What Is the Best Treatment for My Aging Eyes?

Posted on: April 4th, 2019
By: The Office of North Shore Aesthetics

From blinking and squinting to sun damage and the loss of skin elasticity, many factors leave lasting marks on the eyes and upper face. The eyes and forehead are typically the first facial features to show the effects of age, time, and gravity. Unfortunately, they are also the facial features responsible for portraying youth and displaying emotions, leading many individuals to consider cosmetic procedures.

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What Causes Aging Eyes?

The skin around the eyes is the thinnest skin on the body, making it extra delicate. Factor in the thousands of blinks and eye movements per day, the damage caused by not protecting your skin from the sun, and the breakdown of collagen and elastin, and you are left with distinct lines and wrinkles around and between the eyes. Eye wrinkles fall into two categories, static and dynamic, and the ideal treatment depends on the type of wrinkle they are.

Dynamic Versus Static Lines

Dynamic lines are caused by repeated muscle movements, such as blinking, squinting, and any facial expression that causes the eyes, brows, or forehead to move. Static lines are those that are not caused by movement but instead develop due to other parts of the aging process. Men and women produce a significant amount of elastin and collagen when they are young, which allows the skin to remain taut and smooth. Unfortunately, the production of these proteins slows with age, and as this occurs your skin quality pays the price as you develop deep lines and creases.

Your Cosmetic Options

BOTOX® Cosmetic offers non-surgical relief from dynamic lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neurotoxin that prohibits the chemical signals that allow for muscle contraction in the upper regions of the face and is, therefore, an effective treatment for crow’s feet, frown lines, and vertical forehead wrinkles. As the most popular injectable treatment, BOTOX® Cosmetic is minimally invasive, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately after. BOTOX® Cosmetic is only a temporary solution to dynamic lines, and treatments need to be repeated at three to four-month intervals.

Eyelid surgery and brow lift surgery can both address static and dynamic lines. Eyelid surgery improves heavy, drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags beneath the eyes. Eyelid surgery can also open up the eyes to improve your visual fields and your ability to convey a more extensive array of emotions. Brow lift surgery addresses lines and wrinkles on the forehead as well as those between the brows. A brow lift can also raise drooping eyebrows so that there is less pressure on the eyelids. While these surgical procedures do require some downtime, they provide long-lasting results that do not need to be repeated every few months.

To learn more about which eye procedure may be right for you, contact Dr. Benjamin Schlechter at North Shore Aesthetics by calling (847) 737-5036 or by filling out our online contact form.


Can Fat Transfer Mimic Breast Implants?

Posted on: March 1st, 2019
By: The Office of North Shore Aesthetics

Plastic surgeons often hear that their patients have a desire to increase their breast size. This is why breast augmentation with implants is the most regularly performed cosmetic surgery in the country. While breast implants offer a guaranteed change in the size, shape, and projection of the breasts, not every woman likes the idea of placing a foreign object in their body. While implants are safe and reliable, they are not foolproof. Rupture, capsular contracture, and bottoming out are just some of the potential complications seen with breast implants, and for some women, these risks are just too high. Fortunately, there is another way to enhance the size of the breasts without the use of saline or silicone implants. The answer is fat transfer.

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What Is Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer is a surgical procedure that enhances multiple areas at the same time. Essentially, fat transfer is just what it sounds like: transferring fat from one area of your body to another. During a fat transfer, excess fat is taken from an area in which you do not want it, commonly the abdomen, hips, or thighs, and moved to an area that could use a little enhancement. Here, that area is the breasts. Fat transfer increases the size of the breasts in a completely natural and organic way. Since the fat is taken from you, there is nothing foreign being added to your body; therefore, there is a minimal chance of allergic reaction or rejection, and as fat is not a solid implant, there is no chance of implant-related complications.

Would Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer Work for You?

When hearing about breast augmentation with fat transfer, it may seem as though there would be no reason to offer breast implants because the benefits sound so appealing. While breast augmentation with fat transfer provides all of these, there are limitations, and it is only ideal for specific patients. The main problem that some women find when desiring breast augmentation with fat transfer is that they do not have enough fat to harvest for the transfer. The fat being added to the breasts needs to come from somewhere, and many petite women do not have enough excess fat on their body to take.

Are They Interchangeable?

Even if you do have the proper amount of fat to harvest, there is still a chance that breast augmentation with fat transfer may not work for you. The results of breast augmentation with fat transfer will look slightly different than the results provided through implants. Implants come in many sizes and shapes, allowing you to customize the final appearance and projection of your breasts. This is possible because implants are sturdy structures with a defined shape.

Fat does not have that same benefit. The results achieved through fat transfer will appear far more subtle than that of implants. For some women, this subtleness and natural appearance is a plus; for others, they want the more significant, defined breast appearance. Truthfully, it comes down to what kind of results interest you. Both implants and fat transfer will increase the size of the breasts; it is up to you to define what type of enlargement you are seeking. For women who desire larger breasts, multiple procedures may be necessary as only so much fat can be placed in the breasts during a single procedure.

To see if you are a candidate for breast augmentation with fat transfer or implants, contact Dr. Schlechter at North Shore Aesthetics by calling (847) 737-5036 or by filling out our online contact form.


3 Ways to Your Best Neck

Posted on: February 18th, 2019
By: The Office of North Shore Aesthetics

When it comes down to facial aesthetics, balance is at the base of everything. Nothing is more noticeable than a facial appearance that is out of balance with its surrounding features, especially when that feature is the neck. Unfortunately, the neck does not receive the same amount of love and care as the face does. Combine that with sun damage and physical stress, and you may find yourself with vertical banding, loose skin, and unwanted lines to contrast an otherwise youthful-looking face. Fortunately, there are many cosmetic treatments available to restore balance and harmony to your facial appearance. North Shore Aesthetics offers three different treatment options that will bring back a youthful looking neck.

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1. Traditional Neck Lift

For years, the neck lift was the only way to reduce the most visible signs of aging on the neck. This surgical procedure addresses sagging skin, weakened muscles, and excess fat on the neck and jawline. During a neck lift, incisions are made under the chin and behind the ears where the deeper structures are tightened, and the remaining skin is re-draped. Neck lift surgery is often performed alongside a facelift to maintain proper balance and harmony between the features. Although this procedure can treat more severe forms of neck aging,

2. PrecisionTx™

The PrecisionTx™ is a minimally invasive alternative to a neck lift. This treatment uses laser contouring for men and women with mild to moderate skin laxity. It is an ideal option for patients who are just starting to notice the effects of neck aging and wish to postpone the more invasive surgical option. The PrecisionTx™ restores a defined and firm neck appearance through the use of three small incisions (one located under the chin, and the other two located just beneath each ear). Laser fibers are inserted through these small incisions, and a blend of laser wavelengths are dispersed to heat and tighten tissue by stimulating the production and formation of new collagen. This procedure requires less downtime and recovery compared to that of the traditional neck lift and results gradually begin to show over the course of three to four months.

3. Renuvion™

The Renuvion™ offers the best of both worlds: surgical-like results with a non-surgical procedure. Renuvion™ uses a unique combination of helium plasma and radiofrequency energy to treat moderate skin laxity on the neck. This non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure is one of the safest methods available to address unwanted skin laxity because of the low temperatures with which it heats the tissues. This low temperature allows for the most precise treatment possible and causes less trauma to the surrounding tissues. During this procedure, the Renuvion™ handpiece delivers cold helium plasma underneath the skin to tighten tissue and stimulate collagen production for extended results, and as Renuvion™ does not require large incisions, it is often considered to be a scarless neck lift. Renuvion™ can be combined with liposuction if excess fat and fullness on the neck is present.

To learn more about how neck treatments can revitalize your facial appearance, contact Dr. Schlechter at North Shore Aesthetics by calling (847) 737-5036 or by filling out our online contact form.


The Scarless Arm Lift

Posted on: February 5th, 2019
By: The Office of North Shore Aesthetics

Your arms are one of your most exposed features, and no one wants to hide them under sweaters and jackets during the hot summer months. Unfortunately, many people are unsatisfied with the presence of jiggling upper arms. The upper arms are one of the most challenging areas to tone, and the skin there begins to show the effects of aging and weight fluctuations early. This combination leads many to desire cosmetic help. Traditionally, arm lift surgery is performed to address sagging on the upper arms. However, advances in minimally invasive procedures have allowed doctors the ability to provide their patients with alternatives to surgery. Dr. Schlechter offers Renuvion™ to his patients at North Shore Aesthetics.

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The Traditional Arm Lift

The traditional arm lift is a surgical procedure that tightens and sculpts the upper arms. An incision is typically made from the armpit to the elbow. Lax tissue is tightened, and excess skin is removed. Liposuction or Smartlipo™ is often used in combination with an arm lift to remove excess, unwanted fat. Although this procedure provides noticeable improvement, many prospective patients are interested in a less invasive option.

The Renuvion™ Alternative

For patients who do not wish to undergo an invasive procedure, which results in a long scar and an extended period of downtime, Renuvion™ may be something to consider. This revolutionary treatment combines the power of helium plasma and radiofrequency energy to tighten skin without the need for surgery. During this treatment, small incisions are made that are just large enough for the thin Renuvion™ cannula to be inserted. This handpiece delivers plasma energy to the underlying tissues in the upper arm. The tissues and skin cells are forced to contract due to the heat produced by the plasma. Collagen production is also stimulated. Renuvion™ offers noticeable skin tightening with minimal incisions, and therefore minimal scarring. As Renuvion™ only targets lax skin and tissues, it is commonly combined with liposuction to mimic the results of the more invasive arm lift. The incisions used during liposuction are the same as those made for Renuvion™ treatment, so no additional scarring will be present.

Renuvion™ skin tightening presents a less invasive treatment for men and women suffering insecurities from mild to moderate skin and tissue laxity on the upper arms. This treatment allows patients to gain the confidence to expose their toned arms.

 

For more information, or to set up a consultation, contact Dr. Schlechter at North Shore Aesthetics by calling (847) 737-5036 or by filling out our online contact form.


Facelift or PrecisionTx™: Which Is Right For Me?

Posted on: January 18th, 2019
By: The Office of North Shore Aesthetics

Men and women who have skin laxity on their lower face and neck may assume that facelift and neck lift surgery are their only options for facial rejuvenation. While surgical procedures provide the most comprehensive level of skin tightening, they are no longer the only available treatments. Many individuals are now achieving youthful contours and definition with the PrecisionTx™ laser system.

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What is  PrecisionTx™?

Most people are aware of what facelift and neck lift surgeries are and what they can achieve. These procedures restore youthfulness and definition to the lower regions of the face and neck through incisions made along the hairline, around the ears, and occasionally under the chin. Excess skin is removed, and the underlying facial musculature is repositioned. Unlike surgery, the PrecisionTx™ is a minimally invasive laser contouring system that tightens tissue while stimulating collagen production. Laser wavelengths are administered through three tiny incisions to restore tightness to the lower face and neck.

PrecisionTx™ Candidates

Ideal candidates for the PrecisionTx™ are those that are dissatisfied with mild to moderate skin laxity along the lower face, jawline, and neck but are not ready to undergo invasive surgery. This is generally seen in younger patients that are trying to stay ahead of the game and target laxity that is just beginning to form.

Surgical Candidates

Candidates for facelift and neck lift surgery experience moderate to severe skin laxity along the lower face and neck as well as prominent jowls. Surgery is the big brother to laser contouring procedures like the PrecisionTx™. Facelift or neck lift surgery can be beneficial for patients of all ages and laxity concerns.

Which Procedure Is Right for Me?

Deciding which facial tightening procedure is best for you can be difficult. Both options can provide noticeable, long-lasting improvement for the right candidate. To determine which method might be suitable, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you emotionally ready for surgery?
  • How much downtime can you spare?
  • Are your facial lines and wrinkles just beginning to form or are they deeply set?
  • Do you have jowls, and to what extent?

If you are not ready for surgery, can’t spare a significant amount of downtime, and your facial aging is mild to moderate, the PrecisionTx™ may be the correct procedure for you. If your facial aging is more severe, the PrecisionTx™ may not provide the results that you are interested in. Facelift surgery is invasive and does require up to a few weeks of downtime and recovery; however, there is no better way to combat severe facial aging and skin laxity.

Set up a consultation with Dr. Schlechter today to see if you are a candidate for the PrecisionTx™ or a facelift. Contact our office by calling (847) 737-5036 or fill out our online contact form.


Controlling Pesky Cosmetic Concerns

Posted on: December 27th, 2018
By: The Office of North Shore Aesthetics

Although many cosmetic insecurities can benefit from surgery, not all aesthetic concerns require invasive fixes. Many of the most annoying aesthetic concerns can be remedied with minimally-invasive procedures that don’t require general anesthesia, incisions, or lengthy downtime but leave you looking and feeling more confident.

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We all have those pesky spots, dimples, or lines on our bodies that we wish that we could eliminate. At North Shore Aesthetics, some of our patients’ most commonly asked questions have to do with getting rid of cellulite, spider veins, and acne scars. Fortunately for our patients, we offer several non-surgical procedures that can combat and remedy all of these pesky cosmetic concerns.

Cellulite

Cellulite is one of the most frustrating cosmetic concerns because there is often nothing that you can do about it. Contrary to what many individuals believe, cellulite often does not correlate with weight. Any individual with any body shape can suffer from unwanted pockets of cellulite. Cellulite appears when fat cells get trapped between the connective tissues of your skin, forming those not-so-sweet dimples on your legs, buttocks, and abdomen. Once it develops, there’s not much that you can do about it on your own since at-home “fixes” are usually only short-term remedies. North Shore Aesthetics offers Cellulaze™, a minimally-invasive, FDA-approved treatment for cellulite. During the procedure, Dr. Schlechter inserts a small laser fiber under the skin. The fiber emits laser energy that heats the fat cells and liquifies them, and the laser then releases the fibrous bands that cause the dimpling. The laser energy also stimulates collagen production, which helps to increase your skin’s thickness and elasticity. Cellulaze™provides a smooth, healthy appearance to the treated areas and long-lasting relief from the annoyances of cellulite in just one treatment. Cellulaze treatments can take up to six months to see the final results.

Spider Veins

Another common cosmetic concern that is out of your control is spider veins. Spider veins are the often blue, web-like veins that show through your skin. These veins commonly appear on the thighs and calves and often cause insecurity and the feeling that you need to hide your legs. Instead of letting spider veins get the best of your emotions, North Shore Aesthetics offers CUTERA® Excel V. This laser treatment reduces the appearance of spider veins by delivering laser energy pulses that constricts blood flow to the responsible vein. This lack of blood flow causes the vein to resorb, rendering it non-functional. Instead of hiding those “bruise-like” marks on your legs, you’ll want to flaunt your blemish-free legs with pride. Multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve the best results.

Acne Scars

Although acne scars are common battle wounds from adolescence and young adulthood, they are not desirable ones, especially when they show up on the face. Microneedling is one of the many ways to reduce the appearance of acne scars. Microneedling is a treatment that inflicts a series of tiny wounds to the skin that stimulates a healing response, forming new collagen. This healing response does wonders by smoothing out your skin’s complexion and reducing the appearance of acne scars.

Excessive Sweating

Although excessive sweating is not as visible as some of these other cosmetic concerns, it can be just as frustrating. Hyperhidrosis is a condition that results in the constant sweating from the armpits, hands, and feet. Although there are several causes of hyperhidrosis, one of the most common is the overly high number of sweat glands present in a specific area. To control excessive sweating, BOTOX ™ can be injected into the area of the sweat glands to decrease the production of sweat.

If you are tired of fighting against these pesky cosmetic concerns, contact North Shore Aesthetics by calling (847) 239-5286 to set up a consultation.


“Selfie” Awareness

Posted on: December 10th, 2018
By: The Office of North Shore Aesthetics

Recently, social media has become so intertwined with everyday life that it is difficult to remember the way things once were–a time when women and men weren’t worried about whether or not they were “camera-ready.” Social media and selfies truly have reinvented the way we see and choose to present ourselves to others. This desire to look our best has led to a spike in facial cosmetic procedures across the board, especially ones that enhance a person’s profile. A common spot that patients desire to transform is the area beneath the chin.

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The submental region is a common place for excess fat to accumulate. This submental fullness is often referred to as a “double chin.” While the presence of a double chin can be frustrating even without the pressure of a camera, the angles and proximity of the camera to the face certainly don’t do the double chin any favors. It is because for this reason that many are turning to cosmetic procedures.

What Are Your Options?

Removing the submental fat cells can significantly alter your selfie profile. At North Shore Aesthetics, we can address a double chin through a variety of cosmetic procedures.

KYBELLA®

KYBELLA® has flipped the switch for non-surgical treatment of moderate to severe fat under the chin. This FDA-approved injectable treatment permanently destroys submental fat cells to smooth and lessen the appearance of a double chin. Once KYBELLA® destroys the fat cells beneath the chin, they can no longer store fat or cause the appearance of a double chin.

Laser Fat Reduction

Non-surgical fat reduction with truSculpt® is a non-invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to destroy unwanted fat cells and tighten the skin under the chin. During this procedure, radiofrequency energy is pulsed through a handheld device directly to the chin area. These pulses destroy the fat cells before they are naturally eliminated from the body. In addition to the destruction of these cells, truSculpt® allows for non-invasive tightening of the skin. After this procedure, your selfie is sure to see a difference in the smoothness and tightness of your chin and jawline.

Liposuction with Renuvion™

For patients with a higher degree of unwanted fat and excess skin, liposuction with Renuvion™ can significantly aid their selfies and self-esteem. This minimally-invasive combination procedure uses liposuction to remove the unwanted excess fat under the chin and uses Renuvion™ to tighten the loose skin. Similar to truSculpt®, Renuvion™ relies on radiofrequency energy; however, unlike truSculpt®, this energy is combined with helium plasma for additional skin tightening and the added benefit of collagen stimulation.

Don’t let a double chin get in the way of your perfect selfie. Contact Dr. Schlechter at North Shore Aesthetics by calling (847) 737-5036 to schedule your consultation.


The Scarless Tummy Tuck

Posted on: November 27th, 2018
By: The Office of North Shore Aesthetics

For years, tummy tuck surgery was the only cosmetic way to achieve a toned and sculpted abdomen. Tummy tuck surgery is so beneficial because it not only removes unwanted, excess abdominal fat but also treats skin laxity, something that most non-surgical or minimally-invasive procedures cannot do. Even liposuction, with its powerful ability to remove unwanted fat cells, cannot tighten skin adequately and, therefore, is not always a viable alternative to tummy tuck surgery. Fortunately, those days seem to be coming to a close.

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For men and women who desire abdominal results that can be on-par with tummy tuck surgery but don’t have the time needed for recovery or are not ready for invasive surgery, Renuvion™ is available as a scar-less alternative to a tummy tuck.

What Can Renuvion™ Treat?

Abdominal laxity can occur in men and women for a variety of reasons. The abdomen is one of the most challenging areas to keep toned and trim, even with a healthy diet and routine exercise. Even for patients who have been able to lose unwanted abdominal fat successfully, excess skin may be present, especially after significant weight loss or pregnancy. Renuvion™ treats unwanted skin laxity in the abdomen and is an excellent combination procedure with liposuction if you are concerned about both excess fat and skin.

What is Renuvion™?

Renuvion™ is a non-invasive skin treatment that tightens skin with a combination of helium plasma and radiofrequency energy. This combination gets evenly administered to the abdominal region through tiny incisions (the same incisions used during liposuction) to gently heat the tissue and stimulate the production of collagen. By doing this, the skin is triggered and begins to tighten and shrink.

How Do the Recovery Periods Differ?

Tummy tuck surgery is an invasive surgical procedure that results in a large scar. The traditional tummy tuck incision runs from hip bone to hip bone, and it is through this incision that excess fat and skin are removed before the remaining skin is re-draped over your new abdominal contour. Traditionally, tummy tuck surgery takes between six weeks and a few months to completely get back to an exercise routine. Your movement will be limited during the first week or two, and you will experience some pain and discomfort during your recovery. Unlike the tummy tuck, Renuvion™ does not require that much downtime. Renuvion™ usually takes under a week or two for the bruising and swelling to dissipate. Results will be noticeable in a few weeks but will take up to six to eight months for the tissues to fully mature and your results to show. And unlike the hip to hip scar that a tummy tuck will bring, Renuvion™ offers little to no scarring as no extensive incisions are made.

To this day, the tummy tuck will provide the most significant amount of abdominal contouring; however, for patients who may have mild abdominal skin laxity that is unresponsive to diet and exercise, Renuvion™ is a viable alternative. A large amount of skin laxity may not respond adequately to a Renuvion™ treatment. Dr. Schlechter can determine if you are a good candidate for this less invasive treatment.

If you are interested in learning more about Renuvion™, contact Dr. Schlechter at North Shore Aesthetics by calling (847) 737-5036 to set up a consultation.


The Hidden Benefits of Blood

Posted on: November 14th, 2018
By: The Office of North Shore Aesthetics

Over recent years, you may have heard about PRP injections. The medical industry has been using it for decades to treat injuries such as tendon problems, nerve damage, and sports injuries such as sprains and pulled muscles. Now, researchers have discovered that the same principles and benefits of PRP apply to cosmetic and other health-related concerns. At North Shore Aesthetics, the benefits of PRP injections are great for facial rejuvenation.

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What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Plasma is an ingredient found naturally in your blood that contains an exceedingly large amount of growth factors and proteins that stimulate healthy cell production. At North Shore Aesthetics, we take a sample of blood from your arm and use the Magellan® TruPRP™ machine to centrifuge it, causing the platelets to separate from the rest of the blood. This process creates a significant concentration of platelet-rich plasma that is ready for injection.

What Can PRP Treat?

PRP has many benefits. At North Shore Aesthetics, we use PRP for facial rejuvenation. Facial rejuvenation treatments come in all forms, including surgical, minimally-invasive, and non-invasive. While all these treatments lead you toward looking younger and more refreshed, they go about them in very different ways. PRP is great for patients who are looking for a natural approach to improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, creases, hyperpigmentation, and thin skin. This treatment is one hundred percent natural, and it will provide you with natural-looking results. And because PRP injections use your own blood, there is absolutely no risk of infection or rejection. PRP for facial rejuvenation offers many benefits, including:

  • Stimulating collagen production
  • Smoothing facial lines and wrinkles
  • Improving the skin’s tone and texture
  • Reducing the appearance of facial scars

 

With PRP injections for facial rejuvenation, you can enjoy the improvement of your skin’s clarity, smoothness, and thickness. Younger looking skin is just a treatment away! PRP can also be used with microneedling to help with skin rejuvenation.

To learn about how platelet-rich plasma can help you, contact North Shore Aesthetics by calling (847) 737-5036 to set up a consultation.


How Will a Breast Lift Affect the Appearance of Your Breasts?

Posted on: October 23rd, 2018
By: The Office of North Shore Aesthetics

Breast sagging is a common and expected part of aging; however, additional factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight loss can speed up and increase the substantialness of that sagging. Any level of breast sagging can have adverse effects on your self-esteem and self-image. It can affect the clothing styles you choose as well as impact your confidence in intimate settings. A breast lift is performed to restore sagging breasts to their previous elevation on the chest to restore confidence and a balanced aesthetic.

The extent of breast sagging can range from mild to severe. With mild sagging, you may experience a slight drop in the breasts (that is common with age or pregnancy) but retain some skin elasticity. With severe sagging, your breasts may become elongated and loose with nipples that point downward. Breast lift surgery can target any level of breast ptosis to restore youthfulness and perkiness to the breasts. During this procedure, Dr. Schlechter removes any excess breast tissue and skin, repositions the nipples higher on the breasts, and closes the incisions. The results are breasts that are firmer and more elevated on the chest.

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Combination Procedures for Larger Transformation

While breast lift surgery can be a stand-alone procedure, it is often combined with either breast augmentation or a breast reduction. A breast lift does wonders in restoring a youthful appearance to the breasts, but it has very little to no effect on the volume of the breasts.

A breast lift removes excess skin and raises the position of the breasts on the chest. However, it adds no volume to the breasts, and the breasts may appear smaller than they were before the lift because removing the excess skin causes the breasts to be more compact. If you desire increased volume and size to the breasts, you may need to combine a breast augmentation with your lift to achieve your desired appearance. A breast augmentation/breast lift combination is ideal for women who’ve always wanted larger breasts and women whose breasts have deflated with pregnancy or weight loss. Breast implants are added at the time of your breast lift surgery to create enhancement in both size and youthfulness.

On the other hand, some women desire a breast lift due to the excess weight of overly-large or cumbersome breasts. Having ill-proportioned, large breasts puts extra strain on the thin breast skin and is one of the causes of premature sagging of the breasts. A breast reduction/breast lift combination is ideal for women suffering from the emotional and physical side effects of overly-large and sagging breasts. During this procedure, Dr. Schlechter removes excess breast tissue and skin. These two procedures are good combination procedures because they are performed through the same incisions.

If you are interested in learning about how a breast lift can help you, contact Dr. Schlechter at North Shore Aesthetics by calling (847) 737-5036 to set up a consultation.