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Beauty on a Budget - All Under $300

Posted by Carey Nease on May 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM

beauty-on-budget-001.jpgOne of the greatest things about today’s cosmetic procedures is that there truly is something for everyone…and every skin tone, condition, age, and budget. While some may think of cosmetic and spa procedures as being outside their price range, the truth is you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to give yourself a pampering “pick-me-up” that can leave you feeling more beautiful, confident, and refreshed. Keep reading to learn more about beauty solutions at a variety of affordable price points!

$100 and under

  • Well-groomed brows make a powerful beauty statement. Get yours tweezed or waxed and tinted for under $50 total in our spa. Add stand-out, darkened lashes without a mascara wand—meaning no smearing or clumping-- for just an additional $25.
  • Consider a 30-minute Essential Express Facial to refine and remineralize dull, lifeless skin—just $79 for radiant, glowing skin.
  • For $99, you can improve the look of age spots, old acne scars, clogged pores and more with a Mircroderm/Vibraderm procedure that will remove dull surface skin to improve texture and tone.

$200 and under

  • Botox can diminish the appearance of “eleven” lines caused by aging and repetitive facial expressions for under $200.
  • A Jessner’s Peel will smooth and rejuvenate skin, improving acne, discoloration, mild to moderate wrinkling and sun damage on the face, neck, hands or upper chest. And at just $149 for your first pass, it’s a total beauty bargain! Each additional pass of the chemical is just an additional $49!
  • While we slather on our facial sunscreen, we sometimes forget to extend that care to our necks, which can be quick to betray our bad habits. Improve signs of aging and sun damage with an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)treatment for smoother, more youthful-looking skin for around $149.

$300 and under

  • If you’re tired of those tell-tale “crow’s feet” around your eyes, a Botox or Dysport treatment will help you look more youthful and wide-awake…all for under $300.
  • A NanoLaserPeel treatment is one of our favorite age-defying treatments to help your facial skin look more beautiful and refreshed. Using computer-guided precision at precisely the right depth, this laser removes tired, dull cells to reveal skin with a smoother, more even and radiant texture—just $299.
  • Microneedling is an effective and affordable way to boost your collagen production and provide you with fresher, tauter skin. For around $299, a Dermapen procedure will help fade the appearance of old scars, improve skin tone, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

Other popular budget-friendly options include a laser hair reduction session (from $49 up, depending on area treated), and a Vitamin C Firming Facial ($119).

If you’re interested in learning more about affordable beauty options, please call Southern Surgical Arts at 423-266-3331. We’d love to share more information about how you can give yourself the pampering you deserve without breaking the bank!

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Topics: Skin, Face

Cosmetic Solutions for Unsightly Veins

Posted by Vince Gardner on May 2, 2016 6:08:23 PM

vein-institute-legs.jpgNo matter how well you take care of your skin—whether with moisturizer, facial peels, or anti-aging serums—if you have unsightly veins such as spider veins or enlarged veins in the hands it can feel like all your hard work just isn’t paying off. It can be challenging to completely cover visible veins in the cheeks and around the nose with makeup, and even younger women’s hands can betray signs of aging long before other areas.

Fortunately, advancements in the cosmetic treatment of venous issues allow us to provide our patients with more options than ever before to greatly improve the appearance of visible facial, spider, and hand veins. Best of all, patients can see a big impact with treatments that are non- or minimally-invasive—meaning little to no discomfort, downtime, and scarring.

Facial Veins

Those delicate, web-like red veins that can crop up on your cheeks, chin and around your nose can be frustrating simply due to the fact that they are so visible. If you have unwanted visible veins on your face, ask your cosmetic surgeon about the latest treatment options. He may offer a laser or light treatment such as IPL. IPL or Intense Pulsed Light is also referred to as a photo facial. It uses short, carefully controlled bursts of light to eliminate redness and improve appearance. Patients may see improvement within just a few sessions.

Your surgeon may also recommend an RF treatment for spider veins of the face. This technique uses a fine needle to gently deliver heat energy directly into the targeted vein, fading redness so that the treated area blends more readily into the surrounding skin.  

Hand Veins

While most of us are pretty good about applying facial sunscreen these days, the same cannot always be said about our hands. Even if we do apply sunscreen to our hands, it’s doubtful that we remember to reapply it every time we have to wash them throughout the day. The result is that our hands tend to show age before our faces do. Visible veins along with sunspots and other signs of aging can compound the problem. Even women in their 20s with thin skin, little fat, and prominent veins can feel like their hands “age” them.

There are several treatments a qualified cosmetic surgeon can perform to improve the ropey look of visible hand veins. Cosmetic treatments can also have a dramatic impact. IPL treatments can rejuvenate the appearance of the hands, reducing the look of sunspots and making the skin look more refreshed and more youthful. Additionally, a dermal filler such as Radiesse can be used to “plump” the skin of the hands, adding much-needed volume and reducing the appearance of prominent veins.

Spider Veins

Although frequently asymptomatic, spider veins on the legs can be unsightly and many of our patients do not feel comfortable in bathing suits or shorts because they feel less confident when their legs are visible. This can be an impractical and uncomfortable restriction, especially for those who have an athletic, active lifestyle where shorts are a go-to clothing item.

Your surgeon can effectively treat spider veins with sclerotherapy, a procedure in which an irritating agent, known as a sclerosant, is introduced into spider veins to cause them to collapse and gradually disappear. This is the gold standard for treatment of spider veins on the legs. It typically requires several treatments over a period of time. Sessions last about 30 minutes and can be performed every 4-6 weeks until the desired result is obtained. Sometimes your surgeon will complement sclerotherapy with other modalities such as IPL or RF treatments.

If you have prominent, unsightly spider veins or hand veins, rest assured that there are several, non or minimally-invasive options to help you feel more confident in your appearance. To learn more about your treatment options, please contact Southern Surgical Arts at 423-266-3331 for a complimentary personal consultation.

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Topics: Body, Vein

Get 5 Facts About Anesthesia

Posted by Southern Surgical Arts on Apr 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

web-SSA-Emp-Albert-Romero-CRNA_MS.jpgOne thing we’ve learned from our patients over the years at Southern Surgical Arts is just how much curiosity surrounds anesthesia. We often see some anxiety as well. We want our patients to feel comfortable with every aspect of their relationship with us, from their first phone encounter to their last follow-up visit. So we’ve asked SSA’s own Albert Romero, CRNA, to participate in this Q & A to address some of our patient’s most common questions—and dispel some of their biggest concerns.

Q: What are some common misconceptions about anesthesia?

A: I think the most common thing is that people don’t fully understand the process. We tend to see three common concerns. First, they are worried they won’t be completely asleep when the procedure starts. They may also be scared they will wake up during the procedure. Finally, they are concerned about the risk of not waking up.

Because these are such common concerns, we are very open with our communication before the procedure. We reassure them that we have monitors to ensure that they are fully under and that their heart rate and blood pressure, etc., are strictly observed. We take a full medical history before all procedures to ensure we have a clear picture of the patient’s health and any prior history with anesthesia. We are very thorough because patient safety is our primary concern.

Q: What if someone has had issues with anesthesia in the past?

A: If you’ve had issues with anesthesia in the past, you need to share that information every time you are considering a procedure that involves anesthesia. This is very important information for the medical team to know. Sometimes we hear from patients that they are “lightweights” when it comes to anesthesia, or that they took a long time to come fully out after a past procedure. We tailor every treatment plan, including anesthesia, specifically for each patient based on their general health and medical history, including allergies, heart and lung health, and past experiences with anesthesia. Based on an individual patient’s needs, we may choose to use IV sedation instead of general anesthesia (if the procedure allows for that substitution), or less narcotics, for example.

Q: Do any health conditions preclude a patient from going under anesthesia?

A: It’s best for patients to be in as optimal health as possible. Anesthesia stresses the body. If you have a heart or lung condition—if you get out of breath going up the stairs, if you experience chest pain—you may have trouble with anesthesia because it will put stress on those systems. Patients with some chronic heart or lung disorders are not good candidates for anesthesia in an outpatient setting for that reason. If we have any concerns, we sometimes recommend patients get a full workup by a cardiologist before we move forward. This is an important step to help the patient have as safe an experience as possible.

Q: Why can't patients eat before their procedures?

A: We don’t want patients to have anything by mouth for at least 8 hours before their procedure. We want their stomachs empty, and we will ask them to take an H2 blocker like Pepcid to help reduce gastric acid. The reason for this is that anesthesia relaxes everything, including the esophageal sphincter, which keeps stomach contents in the stomach. If food and gastric juices are present in the stomach a patient can regurgitate. There is a very real danger the patient could then aspirate this material into his airway. Acid can destroy lung tissue like tissue paper, and then you have the possibility of developing aspiration pneumonia, which is life-threatening. This is a case where a very dangerous outcome has a simple solution: follow your doctor’s orders regarding food before anesthesia to the letter.

Q: Do you have any advice for patients to have the safest, most comfortable experience with anesthesia.

A: Communication is key! Communicate openly and clearly with your medical team. Let them know about any health conditions you have, tell them about your allergies, and share your medical history with them. If you know about your procedure several months in advance, get as fit as you can before your procedure. If you are considerably overweight, consider losing some weight. The heavier you are, the more at risk you are of developing complications like infections. Ask questions until you feel comfortable and assured that you have chosen the right surgeon. And, of course, no eating for at least 8 hours!

If you are considering cosmetic surgery and would like to learn more about the anesthesia that will be used during your procedure—or any other questions—please do not hesitate to call our office at 423-266-3331. Our team is always happy to answer all of your questions to help you have the safest, most satisfying experience possible. 

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Q & A: Breast Augmentation “Refresh”

Posted by Chad Deal on Apr 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM

rabecca_bw_front_covering_breast_for_web.jpgQ:

I had a breast augmentation several years ago and I’ve been mostly very happy with the results. However, lately my breasts are not as perky as they used to be and I wish I had more attractive cleavage. Is there anything that can be done, short of having the whole surgery over again?

A:

This is an excellent question that comes up fairly regularly in our practice.

While most patients are still happy with their augmentation results for many years following their procedure, some women may experience dissatisfaction with the appearance of their breasts due to aging and skin laxity. Their breasts may have begun to droop, or their implants may have begun falling more toward their armpits over time. They want to get back to the “perky,” fuller appearance they enjoyed when their surgery was first done, but it’s too soon for them to consider having the full surgery performed again.

Because these patients aren’t yet ready to commit to another full augmentation procedure, we are able to offer them a “refresh” procedure to achieve the results they want with little downtime and minimal discomfort.

Patients can choose to keep the implants they already have, or opt to have new implants placed. In most cases, the procedure only takes 20 minutes. One of the biggest advantages to this approach is that your surgeon can utilize the scars from your previous surgery’s incisions—meaning no new scarring. Recovery is quick—about 2-3 days, so many of our patients plan their surgeries to fall close to the weekend or over a holiday.

We love the “refresh” procedure because it is quick with minimal discomfort and recovery time. And our patients have been thrilled to be able to get “like new” results without having to have their original implants removed and replaced (unless they choose to do so). After the refresh procedure, breasts are firmer, higher and more midline, providing patients with a fuller, perkier bustline and cleavage they can feel confident about in swimsuits and v-necklines.

If you choose to have new implants, a refresh augmentation will cost around $4,999. If you keep your current implants, your cost will be $3,499. To be a candidate for this procedure, you must be in good general health, between 4-8 years out from your augmentation surgery. It is important that you choose a qualified cosmetic surgeon with experience doing many of these procedures to get the most beautiful results.

To learn more about this procedure, or breast augmentations in general, please call our office at 423-266-3331 to schedule a complimentary personal consultation. Dr. Chad Deal, Dr. Carey Nease, and Dr. Vincent Gardener are board-certified, award-winning cosmetic surgeons with experience doing thousands of breast augmentations, and they are happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

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Topics: breast augmentation, Body, Breast

Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation, DiVa, is Here

Posted by Chad Deal on Apr 4, 2016 2:30:00 PM

diva.pngWe recently added a breakthrough new technology at Southern Surgical Arts…DiVa by Sciton. Because the demand for cosmetic vaginal procedures has been growing steadily over the past few years, we were very interested in offering more options to our patients. DiVa is a revolutionary new treatment that uses the hybrid fractional laser technology developed for Halo, and we are finding it can greatly improve our patients’ comfort and quality of life.

Many women find that after childbirth, or as hormones begin to wane approaching or after menopause, their vaginal health is negatively impacted. With childbirth, tissues may be stretched or torn. While some women may return naturally to their pre-childbirth state, others experience permanent changes in skin tone, laxity, and condition. Women who have not had children also experience uncomfortable symptoms with aging.

Fortunately, DiVa provides a quick and effective treatment that means women no longer have to resign themselves to discomfort caused by vaginal changes.

During a DiVa resurfacing procedure, a qualified cosmetic surgeon will use the hybrid laser to treat the vaginal mucosa, stimulating the production of healthy new tissue. In essence, it’s very similar to the improvement seen in skin tone and texture in a facial laser rejuvenation procedure, only precisely targeted to treat the vaginal area effectively and uniformly. In the weeks following the procedure, collagen density is increased, as is skin thickness, elasticity and the production of natural lubrication.

Both women who have had children and those who have not have reported better lubrication following the procedure. Remarkably, both women who have had children and those who have not have also experienced a reduction in urinary incontinence symptoms as well. Further, some women get the benefit of tone and reported improvement in sexual satisfaction.

A DiVa treatment can be done in as little as 2-3 minutes, with slight to moderate discomfort during the procedure but no discomfort or downtime immediately afterward.  Depending on your condition and your treatment goals, your cosmetic surgeon may recommend two to three treatments, with three treatments being the norm.

If you are interested in learning more about how a DiVa procedure can improve your quality of life, please don’t feel shy or embarrassed to ask us about it. Our board-certified surgeons, Dr. Chad Deal, Dr. Carey Nease, and Dr. Vincent Gardner, are approachable and professional and are happy to answer any questions you might have. Please call our office at 423-266-3331 today to schedule your free personal consultation.

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Topics: laser resurfacing, Research & Forefront, Body

Want Fillers to Last Longer? Just Add Botox.

Posted by Carey Nease on Mar 28, 2016 2:00:00 PM

SSA-Botox.jpgIf you love the smoothing, plumping, age-defying action of hyaluronic dermal fillers and would like to go longer between injections, you may have just gotten your wish.

According to a recent study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, injecting Botox into the same areas where fillers are used can reduce the degradation rate of the fillers by 42%. Additionally, the volume rate of the fillers used in conjunction with the Botox was 50% greater than fillers alone after three months. In effect, the Botox extended the life of the fillers with visible volume retention.

What does this mean for me?

If you love the look you get from facial fillers, speak with your cosmetic surgeon about prolonging their effects through the use of Botox. This combination treatment may help you to prolong the beautifying effects of your fillers and extend your time between office visits.

If you are new to this topic, hyaluronic fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are cosmetic dermal fillers used to restore volume and fullness to the face where volume has been reduced through the aging process. Fillers are very popular for plumping up wrinkles, adding volume to the cheek area, enhancing thin lips, and improving the look of the nasolabial folds (the lines that develop between your cheeks and the corners of your mouth).

Botox, made from botulinum toxin, smooths wrinkles by temporarily “freezing” or weakening the underlying muscles that pull on the skin and create those unattractive lines. When used in conjunction with each other, fillers and botox can provide a long-lasting, minimally-invasive treatment to rejuvenate and refresh your appearance. It’s a wonderful option for those who wish to look more youthful but aren’t ready to consider a surgical alternative.

To learn more about your options for facial rejuvenation, please contact Southern Surgical Arts at 423-266-3331 for a free personal consultation. Whether you are interested in minimally-invasive options, or a longer-lasting surgical intervention, our board-certified cosmetic surgeons will be happy to discuss all of your options with you.

To get more answers about Botox, you can read this helpful blog article. 

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Topics: Skin, MedSpa, Face

Introducing Dr. Vincent Gardner

Posted by Chad Deal on Mar 15, 2016 2:00:00 PM

web-SSA-Dr-Gardner.jpgIf you’ve visited our offices lately, chances are you’ve already met the subject of this blog post. If not, we’re excited to introduce the newest member of the Southern Surgical Arts family: Dr. Vincent Gardner!

Dr. Gardner comes to Southern Surgical Arts with more than 18 years of surgical experience. After an impressive career in general surgery, Dr. Gardner decided to pursue further training in cosmetic surgery, which led to a fellowship with Southern Surgical Arts.

At Southern Surgical Arts, Dr. Gardner has performed a number of diverse cosmetic surgical procedures, including minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation with injectables and fillers. He has also performed face lifts, breast lifts and implant surgeries, and body contouring procedures using liposculpture and other techniques.

Not only has Dr. Gardner demonstrated a mastery of general surgical techniques and cosmetic surgery, he is also a specialist in the treatment of venous disorders, including modern, minimally-invasive procedures. He joined the Alabama Vascular and Vein Center in 2007, where he specialized in using endovenous techniques to treat venous diseases.

Dr. Gardner received a B.S. in Biology from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and later earned his M.D. from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama. During his surgical training with Baptist Health Systems in Birmingham, he was awarded the prestigious Hugh Linder Award for most outstanding resident in surgery.

Dr. Gardner is certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He has also earned credentials in ultrasound and is also a Registered Surgeon in Vascular Interpretation (RPVA). Since he joined SSA, Dr. Gardner has served on the faculty of SSA’s American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery’s Fellowship Program. As a member of the faculty, he trains rising leaders in surgery from around the country each year.

Dr. Gardner lives on Signal Mountain with his wife and daughters. When he’s not providing outstanding care to his patients at SSA or on mission trips to Honduras, he can be found watching college football or perfecting his skill in woodworking.

We are fortunate to have Dr. Gardner as a member of the SSA team not only because of his diverse surgical experience expertise, but because his dedication to providing his patients with the most comfortable, modern, and effective procedures available fits right in with SSA’s philosophy that patient satisfaction and safety is the #1 priority.

There’s more exciting news to come involving Dr. Gardner, but we can’t tell you yet. Please keep your eyes on this blog for a major announcement coming soon!

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Topics: In The News, Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

Breast Augmentation and Scarring: The Southern Surgical Arts Difference

Posted by Chad Deal on Mar 7, 2016 12:56:00 PM

When you consider having a breast augmentation, you may be so focused on what type of implant to use, or in choosing the implant size that best suits your frame, that you might not consider incisions and scarring. However, a talented cosmetic surgeon with an eye for artistry knows that incision size and placement are important factors in achieving the most beautiful, natural-looking outcome for his patient.

The following infographic illustrates the most common incision patterns used at Southern Surgical Arts, chosen in part because they provide the smallest, least visible scars. Whether they are disguised in the armpit, under the mammary fold, or around the areola, these incision locations provide your surgeon with excellent control so that he can achieve the most symmetrical results possible, as well as virtually invisible scars.

Also illustrated is an incision pattern not used at Southern Surgical Arts because this technique results in less control for the surgeon and variable results in symmetry.

Want to see some real-life results? View our before and after picture gallery to learn why it’s so important to choose a surgeon who has a focus on artistry and the surgical skill to make that artistic vision come to life.

If want to learn more about breast augmentation, please call Southern Surgical Arts at 423.266.3331 to take advantage of a FREE personal consultation with Dr. Nease or Dr. Deal. 

 

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Topics: breast lift, Breast

Southern Surgical Arts in the News

Posted by Chad Deal on Feb 29, 2016 12:48:00 PM

ssa-news-magazines.jpgThanks to our Fall Faces event, IgniteRed, the introduction of SculpSure and more, we’ve had several busy months at Southern Surgical Arts. That’s exactly how we like it, and we’ll have more exciting news to share over the coming weeks (hint: keep your eye on this blog)! In fact, we’ve had so much going on that mentions of Southern Surgical Arts are popping up all over the place.

Keep reading to see why Dr. Carey Nease, Dr. Chad Deal, Southern Surgical Arts, and some of our innovative technologies are in the spotlight!

  • Dr. Carey Nease recently did a feature with the Chattanooga Times Free Press on tightening and toning loose skin on the neck and décolletage (cleavage) areas. Southern Surgical Arts’ aesthetician, Tammy Capel, has been getting great results for our patients with the results of a cutting-edge, non-invasive treatment called Ultherapy that uses ultrasound technology to lift loose skin on the neck, jawline, chin and brow areas, while also stimulating collagen production.
  • Dr. Chad Deal is quoted in the latest Aesthetic Guide about an exciting non-invasive treatment in vaginal rejuvenation. DiVa is the newest innovation developed from Sciton’s hybrid fractional laser technology that is also responsible for the Halo laser, one of the most game-changing technologies in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Deal, a luminary physician for Sciton, is one of the lead clinical investigators of diVa. DiVa allows surgeons to provide vaginal restoration and improvement in urinary incontinence in as few as three treatments of around five minutes each. No anesthesia is needed because there is minimal to zero discomfort.
  • Southern Surgical Arts’ aesthetician Felicia Wright recently shared her pre-and post-facial tips for getting the maximum impact from your spa session. Find out when you can wax, whether a sauna after your treatment is a good idea, and why you should avoid alcohol in the article in HealthScope magazine.
  • Dr. Chad Deal did a Q & A for HealthScope about the ins and outs of breast reduction. If you’re “top heavy” and experiencing breast, shoulder, or back discomfort as a result, you should definitely check out this piece!
  • Find out which moisturizer sold at Southern Surgical Arts’ spa provides powerful, restorative hydration for normal or dry skin, again from HealthScope

We’re always happy to spread the word about health, beauty, and the latest and greatest treatments and technologies to help you look and feel younger and more rejuvenated. To learn more about the treatments or products mentioned in these articles, check out our website. You can also subscribe to our blog to keep up with the latest news, up-to-date techniques and state-of-the-art technology from Southern Surgical Arts.

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Topics: In The News, Community

Q & A: Help for Aging Eyes

Posted by Carey Nease on Feb 22, 2016 11:40:00 AM

eyelid-after.jpgeyelid-before.jpgQ: Lately I feel like I always look tired, no matter how much rest I get or what I do with my makeup. I have always had deep-set eyes, but now they look more sunken and make me look older overall. Is there anything you can do to help me look less tired?

 A: This is a very common problem, because the delicate skin around the eyes does tend to show signs of aging easily and early—especially with eyes that are already deep set. Sun damage, volume loss, and wrinkling due to loss of elasticity can all contribute to the eye area looking sunken, or as you said, “tired.” Fortunately, a skilled cosmetic surgeon can offer you a variety of treatment options to help you look more rested and rejuvenated.

One of the most important steps in addressing “hollow” eyes is to choose your surgeon wisely. Because eyes are so prominent and frequently the very first thing you notice when you meet someone, you want to make sure you choose a qualified cosmetic or facial plastic surgeon who has years of experience doing these kinds of procedures. Ask to see examples of before and after photos to get an idea of the work they have done in the past. The best results will look fresh and natural, never “done.”

Below are some excellent treatment options for rejuvenating hollow eyes, including surgical and non-surgical options. Your surgeon may choose one or a combination of these options, depending on your age, skin tone, and surrounding facial features.

  1. A loss of fat around the eyes, brows, and the mid-face area is frequently to blame for making your eyes look older. This volume loss can sometimes be addressed with synthetic fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm. Fillers are injected into the tear troughs under the lower lids, plumping and smoothing sunken spots. You can expect a filler treatment to last about 6-9 months, with mild bruising for a few days to a week. This is a good option for a patient who is not yet ready for surgery but wants a more youthful appearance.
  2. Fat transfer. An excellent, all-natural procedure for adding volume to the eye and upper cheek area is to have a facial plastic surgeon take fat from other places on the body where it is not wanted, like the thighs, and add it to the face. Fat transfer typically results in a beautiful, naturally youthful appearance with long-lasting results (3-5 years). Fat transfer is the treatment of choice for a large majority of patients.
  3. Blepharoplasty. In certain cases where there are significant hollows in the tear trough area, as well as an overlying fat pad and excess skin, your surgeon may recommend an eyelid surgery known as a lower blepharoplasty. During this surgery, we remove excess fat and tighten the skin around the eyes. We often recommend this procedure in conjunction with fat transfer in surrounding areas to achieve the most attractive, rejuvenated results.

If you feel that your eyes have become more aged and hollow over time and would like to learn more about your treatment options, please contact Southern Surgical Arts at 423-266-3331 for a free personal consultation with Dr. Carey Nease. Dr. Nease is an award-winning, board-certified facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon with experience performing thousands of procedures to restore youth and beauty. He will be happy to answer your questions and create a treatment plan to achieve your goals.

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