Wednesday, August 27, 2014

3 Reasons to Get a Rhinoplasty

  1. Deviated Septum: Whether created at birth or developed overtime, a deviated septum can obstruct the nasal passageways, limiting airflow, which can eventually grow worse. A rhinoplasty is a great way to fix this problem to prevent future trouble.
  2. Cosmetic: Are you unhappy with your appearance? Investing in a rhinoplasty is a great way to improve the proportions of your face for an upgraded look.
  3. Repair Accident Damage: Accidents can happen. If an accident damages your nose, a rhinoplasty can reconstruct your face to repair any flaws.

Are you interested in getting a rhinoplasty? Dr. Hart with Hart Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Institute offers over 20 years of plastic surgery experience to give you the look you want. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

3 Breast Augmentation Recovery Tips

  1. Ice: After breast augmentation surgery, the areas surrounding patients’ breasts can become inflamed and swell while they heal. Regularly ice these areas to ease any such discomfort.
  2. Speaker Phone: The act of lifting a phone to one’s ear uses the muscles surrounding the area generally manipulated during breast augmentation. Try using the speakerphone option on your phone instead when answering calls during recovery to minimize irritation.
  3. Recliner Chair: Laying flat in bed may feel exceedingly uncomfortable post surgery. If available, set up a recliner chair as your bed for an easier recovery process.

Are you interested in having breast augmentation surgery? Dr. Hart of Hart Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeries Institute offers years of plastic surgery experience, to give you the body you have always wanted. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

3 Ways to Maintain Your Healthy Complexion

  1. Masks: Apply a facemask 1-2 times a week to suck toxins out of your skin, for a fresher complexion.
  2. Facials: Is your skin especially broken out? A facialist can help soothe inflammation and perform much-needed extractions to get your complexion back on track.
  3. Microdermabrasion: If you are looking for an upgraded approach to skin rejuvenation, try a microdermabrasion. The deep exfoliation of microdermabrasion can lighten the look of scars and other imperfections.

Are you interested in microdermabrasion? Dr. Hart of Hart Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Institute offers clients years of microdermabrasion experience, to keep you face looking fresh. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Discover Your Younger Acting Skin

ractora Firm

Fractora Firm
An unprecedented skin treatment that allows physicians to percisely provide optimal skin contraction temperatures in a manner no other RF technology can. ACE (Achieve, Control, Extend) is built to Achieve physician programmed optimal temperatures, Control the thermal profile and the Entend to maintain the temperature for a prolonged thermal experience, all without concerns of over heating. Finally, an RF technology with built in safeguards that overcome limitations of existing skin tightening devices and eliminate the need of external infrared thermometers.
  • Fractora delivers improvements in the broadest range of symptoms of aging skin including fine lines, deep lines, texture, pigment irregularities, blood vessels and redness.
  • Fractora offers improvements for aging skin that would normally require two, three or even four different technologies.
  • Ablation of the skin promotes skin resurfacing while untreated skin between the pins promotes faster healing of the treatment tissue.
  • Versatility of parameters allows the user to vary the depth of ablation, coagulation and heating.
  • ACE Technology addresses major areas of concern/shortcomings of current thermal based skin tightening technologies
  • Precision temperature attainment via thermal monitoring
  • Safety with thermal monitoring technology eliminates overheating and related adverse reactions
  • Safety via on-line auto power adjust feature.
  • Homogeneous coverage via thermal monitoring allows practitioner to heat entire treatment area to optimal temp for maximal results
  • Prolonged exposure to therapeutic temps via thermal monitoring software allows practitioner to not only attain optimal temperature but to maintain that temp for as long as they wish for maximal results

Friday, August 8, 2014

Common Q's Regarding Tummy Tuck

Who is the best candidate for Tummy Tuck and why?

There are several groups of people who would benefit greatly by a tummy tuck. The best candidates are individuals who are at or near what is their best or most stable weight.
Women who have had children and have excess skin and or fatty tissue in the lower abdomen, flanks and upper abdomen can benefit by a tummy tuck or possibly a mini tummy tuck. This allows for removal of loose, excess skin and for repositioning and tightening the muscle layer of the abdominal wall that has been stretched out by pregnancy.
Other candidates would include patients who have lost a great deal of weight and have excess loose skin and fat in the abdomen and flank region.

If anyone is considering this procedure, what should they ask themselves first? What should they look for in a surgeon?

The first thing the patient should ask themselves is if they feel they are at their ideal or most stable weight. The best results are achieved with patient's who are near their best weight. Other questions that may arise would include the down time which would most likely be a week to two weeks off work, and three weeks before any exercise could be resumed. You are going to trade off tightening and reduction of fat in the abdomen for a low transverse or horizontal scar which should be located within the pubic hair line extending laterally for varying amounts depending on which procedure is being performed.
There are new procedures which are being offered which may provide a good deal of the benefits of a tummy tuck without the need for a general anesthetic and are performed in the physician's office under oral sedation and local anesthesia. One of these new procedures is called BodyTite. This involves the use of a small probe that introduces radiofrequency energy through a needlestick that liquefies fat and is felt to have some tightening effect on the fibrous tissue and overlying skin. The safety issue with this procedure is addressed by a skin monitor which offers a continuous reading of skin temperature in order to avoid overheating the overlying skin. This procedure is not yet FDA approved but approval is pending and results to date have been very encouraging.
Patient should look for a board certified plastic surgeon. Surgery of this type can sometimes involve the unexpected. It is always important to have someone who is experienced in performing surgery of this type.

What are new less invasive procedures to help lose excess fat and skin around the tummy?
The latest advancement in fat reduction procedures has been the BodyTite technique. This new procedure uses radiofrequency energy converted from electrical energy to melt the fat cells while leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected. It removes unwanted fat, re-contours the area andat the same time firms your skin and reduces wrinkles without surgery or scars. This is a common problem for women who have had children and want to tighten the muscle layer and excess skin stretched out by pregnancy. It's a fairly revolutionary new procedure. Patients report less bruising, swelling and recovery time than when undergoing traditional lipolysis.

What is the most important piece of advice on the topic?

You should choose your surgeon wisely. Make sure you're comfortable with his recommendations. Make sure he discusses the procedure the pre- and postoperative course and any risks and complications. He should show you pre- and postoperative photographs, and should take time to answer your questions. If you ask he should be able to provide patients who have undergone similar procedures for you to speak with as well. If your unsure it is often wise to get second or third opinions.

-William G. Hart MD FACS, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hart Cosmetics


Hart Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Institute

Remove Unwanted Fat Deposits Without Surgery
BodyTite powered by Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction is a revolutionary body contouring procedure that uses radiofrequency energy converted from electrical energy to melt the fat cells, while leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected. The Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) procedure that we offer is painless and can effectively remove unhealthy and unwanted fat from the face, saddle bags, chin, inner thighs, buttocks, love handles, and abdominal areas, hips, knees, and more –with MINIMAL downtime and risk. While removing the excess fat deposits, this new technique can firm and shape the body and reduce wrinkles without surgery, scars, and painful injections.
Innovative Device to Carry Out the Procedure
Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) is carried out with the innovative Invasix BodyTite system which comprises a bipolar radiofrequency hand piece and a RFAL computer device. The surgeon inputs the energy to be delivered to the the fat in watts, the limit of skin temperature in degrees, and high and low limits of impedance on a user-friendly touch screen. Excessive heating of fat and/or dermis is avoided since all parameters are controlled in a closed loop system. In this procedure, the access incisions are only about 3mm which is the diameter of the internal probe which delivers the energy. A power-assisted liposuction devices is utilized to aspirate the liquefied fat.

The BodyTite procedure, using bipolar radiofrequency energy, is advantageous in that it can quickly and precisely control the intensity and direction of energy to the fat, blood vessels, and dermis. RFAL has benefits such as speedy treatment, considerably less tissue trauma, coagulation of blood vessels, controlled administering of energy, careful monitoring of skin and the subcutaneous layer, all of which makes it superior to other liposuction procedures.
Improves Patient Safety & Comfort
The BodyTite Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction procedure is performed in-office in our fully-equipped surgical room. The procedure itself takes 30-45 minutes, depending on the area treated. Unlike traditional liposuction methods, it offers advantages in terms of safety and comfort. While undergoing the treatment, patients feel like they are getting a hot stone massage. At our center, we have a team of well-trained and experienced staff members to help you meet your cosmetic goals.
The use of RFAL (radiofrequency assisted liposuction) results in less trauma to the surrounding tissue and significantly less bruising, swelling, and discomfort. The ingenious engineering provides many new safety features, which allows Dr. Hart to uniformly heat the connective tissue and skin with unprecedented speed, control and safety.

What is the Recovery Time?
Liposuction patients with the BodyTite technique have significant decrease in bruising, swelling, and discomfort with a fast recovery. You should be back to work the next day, in most cases. We ask that patients wear a post surgical garment to assist in shaping and reduce swelling. You will feel sore for the first week, but usually nothing worse than how a strenuous workout would feel. You will be able to go about your usual activities, except that we ask that you do not do any strenuous working out until cleared by Dr.