One of the most difficult things prospective patients face in their plastic surgery journey is struggling to imagine what various plastic surgery results could look like. One great way to get an idea of what results may be achieved is by looking at previous patient’s results in your plastic surgeons before and after gallery, but of course, these results are unique to that particular patient’s goals and concerns. To help patients visualize what a procedure may be able to achieve for them, many plastic surgeons are offering new, exciting technologies which help patients better visualize what their results may look like.
One of these new programs is called SurgeryMorph. You can use it online from the comfort of your own home. Just follow the link, upload your photo and click whichever procedure you are consider to see what adjustments may look like on you. Once you have made an adjustment you are happy with, you can even e-mail your before and after it to your Dr. Andreasen and together can discuss if these results are possible and devise a plan to achieve them if they are.
At a certain point in all of our lives, the inevitable occurs… our first signs of aging. From the heavy, low-sagging brown, wrinkles, and creases to fine lines and crows feet, the process is rarely something welcomed with open and enthusiastic arms. These changes to the face often make us look more tired and rundown than we feel inside. To counter these changes, there have been many surgical and non-surgical treatments available over the past few decades, but none as non-invasive or high-tech as Ulthera.
Ulthera utilizes the 50+ year technology of the Ultasound to identify the loose tissue below the skin. Next, Ulthera sends sound waves, or energy, to the specified area. This energy heats to lifts and tightens the loose skin without disturbing the quality of the surface skin, but this initial tightening is just the first effect of the Ulthera treatment, the second of which is that it stimulates your body’s creation of new collagen which will continue to help your skin achieve and maintain that smoother, more youthful appearance.
A relatively quick treatment, the procedure takes only about 30-60 minutes with initial results visible immediately and final results visible in the following months as your body responds to the collagen growth. Ulthera cannot replace the major transformations surgical treatments offer, but for those experiencing the earlier signs of aging, Ulthera can be a wonderful treatment which requires no recovery period and can rejuvenate your skin to keep it looking healthy and beautiful.
Almost everyone who undergoes a significant, dramatic weight loss is going to have some amount of excess, sagging skin left over. Excess, sagging skin around the abdomen is also common in women who have had multiple pregnancies. It can be an emotionally traumatizing thing to deal with and can destroy confidence, as well as hinder fashion choices. People who are in good health and have been at a stable, healthy weight for at least 6 months, and who have excess skin around the abdomen are generally good candidates for Abdominoplasty.
Abdominoplasty is a procedure to remove the excess skin around the abdomen. There are several varying types of Abdominoplasty, or Tummy Tuck, procedures depending on the amount of work that needs to be done. One thing to keep in mind when considering an Abdominoplasty procedure is that the scar from this surgery will be permanent, but most plastic surgeons work hard to ensure that it will be easily hidden by most undergarments or swim wear.
Contact our office to schedule a consultation to find out if Abdominoplasty is right for you.
Mommy Makeovers are ??a fairly new trend that is quickly gaining popularity around the world. Having children, for many women, is considered one of the greatest joys in life, but the after effects of pregnancy and breast feeding are often not. Child rearing can alter the shape of a woman’s body in ways that cannot always be improved through diet and exercise alone. Sagging or deflated breasts, and loose, extra skin are common complaints for many Moms. So, when diet and exercise fail to bring back the pre-baby body, many women turn to Mommy Makeovers to get back the figures and confidence they once enjoyed.
A Mommy Makeover is a highly individualized procedure that may consist of just one or any number of procedure combinations including, but not limited to:
(*most commonly combined Mommy Makeover procedures)
We are all pre-destined to have different trouble zones- parts of the body that are more difficult to impossible to lose weight and tone, despite our best diet and exercise efforts. Theses trouble zones vary person to person, but some common areas are the stomach, arms, hips, thighs, buttocks, and back. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andreasen has helped countless Inland Empire area patients, men and women alike, improve these trouble zones or pockets of stubborn fat from their body to create a more contoured, balanced body shape.
The liposuction procedure works by utilizing a long skinny tube which literally sucks the fat out. This tube is inserted into the trouble zones through tiny incisions. Often liposuction is used in conjuncture with other body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to create the most optimum results. It should be noted that while liposuction does remove fat- it is not a weight loss treatment and is best suited for those in otherwise healthy conditions to remove isolated pockets of fat.
View before and after photos of actual patients of Dr. Andreasen who’ve undergone Inland Empire liposuction. If you are tired of battling your trouble zones, contact Dr. Andreasen today set up an appointment for your confidential consultation.
There are many factors to be taken into consideration when researching a prospective Plastic Surgeon for a breast augmentation procedure. You will want to make sure they are board certified, have the education and experience necessary, as well as a good reputation among their peers and patients. A good way to get an idea of their work is by looking at their before and after photo galleries of their previous patients.
View Dr. Andreasen’s Inland Empire before and after breast augmentation photos.
All patients are different and come into the office with unique needs, goals and concerns which much be address individually. For this reason, no two results may be alike or able to exactly tell you what you’re potential results may look like. What it can do is show a good overview of a Plastic Surgeon’s quality and consistency of work as well as help prospective patients get a general idea of what kind of results can be realistically expected. It can also help patients see what different options look like from different implant types and sizes and more.
Contact our office if you would like to see more photo’s and to discuss your options.
The success of our patients determines our success, but how do you measure the success of a plastic surgery procedure? Patient safety and care is our first- most important goal, with a close second being our patient’s satisfaction upon seeing their results in the days, weeks, months, and years following the procedure.
When considering where to get your plastic surgery procedure done, you have many factors to research. Accreditation, education, training and experience are all incredibly important. Beyond that it is the plastic surgeon’s track-record for success and his reputation both among his patients and his peers which counts the most. One way to get a good feel for other patient’s experiences is to read the plastic surgeon’s testimonials. Find out about the patient experience from those who’ve been there.
We invite you to read what past patients have to say about their experiences with Dr. Andreasen on our Testimonials page and if you are a past patient we’d love to hear what you have to say about your personal experience!
It is not uncommon for women, particularly later in age, after weight loss or pregnancy and breastfeeding, to find themselves dissatisfied with the direction their breasts have begun to head in. All of these factors, as well as genetics, contribute to causing breasts to sag. While there is no one perfect solution for each woman, many women have chosen to undergo a Breast Lift procedure to restore their breasts to a more youthful position. Board certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andreasen has helped many Inland Empire-area women in their quest to restore a more youthful appearance to their breasts.
During a Breast Lift procedure an incision- the size and shape of which will be specifically determined depending on the amount of lift necessary – is made around the areola area. The areola and nipple are typically left intact to their original blood supply and nerves. The excess skin which is sagging is removed and the breast is re-positioned higher. The areola is also generally repositioned higher to match the newly positioned breasts. In some cases the areola may also be re-shaped or re-sized, then the remaining skin is closed around the areola creating perkier, more youthful and firmer breasts.
If you live in the Inland Empire or Ontario, California area and are interested in learning more about if a Breast Lift surgery may benefit you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Andreasen. We look forward to helping you in any way we can!
These days, more than ever before, the options available to those wanting to turn back time and erase a few of those common signs of aging, are numerous. In previous years the only option available was a Face Lift surgery. While a Face Lift Surgery is still the most effective in reversing late stages of aging, those in the early stages or who only have smaller changes to make, can often find the results they seek through simple BOTOX injections. Inland Empire BOTOX injections are one of Dr. Andreasen’s most popular procedures. It is an effective, efficient and easy way to keep up a youthful appearance.
To learn more about the effects of BOTOX and how it could improve your appearance, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Andreasen.
Women who are dissatisfied with a previous Plastic Surgeon’s work, with the size, shape, or placement of the implants, as well as women who have rippling, rupture or capsular contracture, may opt for a Revision Breast Augmentation.
Dr. Andreasen understands the frustration and empathizes with women who have had a previously bad Breast Augmentation experience and works had to ensure all of their patients, whether undergoing a first time Breast Augmentation or a Revision Breast Augmentation, feel safe, understood and cared for- most importantly, they work hard to ensure the work is done right, the first time.
If you are unhappy with your current Breast Augmentation, we invite you to contact our office to schedule your confidential consultation at Inland Empire Plastic Surgery. Our helpful, friendly staff will be more than happy to answer any question or concerns you may have.
Click here to view our Revision Breast Augmentation before and after photo gallery.