Frequently Asked Questions
BREAST IMPLANTS 1.5cm MINI-CUT
Since 1984, Dr. Lozada is known for a unique, small, 1.5 cm (1/2 inch) Mini-Cut method, in front of the muscle (over) or behind the muscle (under) or a Subfascial (under the Fascia) approach. No drains, no stitches, outpatient, short recovery.
OTHER BREAST PROCEDURES
BREAST ENLARGEMENT: Specialist Known for a Unique, Small, 1.5 cm (1/2 inch) Mini-Cut Method, No Drains, No Stitches, In Front of the muscle(over)or Behind the Muscle (under), or Under the Fascia (subfascial). Very Short Recovery Period. Outpatient.
BREAST LIFT (Mastopexy).
REDUCTION OF LONG NIPPLES. ENLARGEMENT OF FLAT NIPPLES. REDUCTION OF AREOLA DIAMETER. BREAST AUGMENTATION-MASTOPEXY (Simultaneous Lift and Enlargement).
BREAST IMPLANT EXCHANGE: Mini-Cut 1.5 cm Incision Method.
BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL: Mini-Cut 1.5 cm Incision Method.
CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE RELEASE: Manual Compression.
CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE REMOVAL: Mini-Cut 1.5 cm Incision.
BREAST REDUCTION: Incisional.
BREAST VOLUME REDUCTION: by Liposuction.
SURGERY FOR GYNECOMASTIA (Reduction of Male Breasts): Mini-Cut 1.5 cm Excisional Procedure or by Liposuction.
BENIGN BREAST LUMP REMOVAL: Mini-Cut 1.5 cm Incision.
ABDOMINOPLASTY and Mini-TT
A Tummy-Tuck (Abdominoplasty) is a Plastic Surgical procedure for the removal of skin and fat excess from the abdomen. Tissue excess is removed in the shape of a large ellipse oriented across the lower part of the abdomen. The final scar is placed as low as possible. The ellipse removes skin that is located between the navel and the pubic area. The remaining skin edge above the navel is surgically stretched to reach the lowest possible area in the abdomen. A new opening is made for your navel, still attached to your muscles, to show through as a smaller, nicer navel. Excess fatty deposits are removed with surgical instruments under direct vision or from a distance by liposuction. Abdominal muscles may need to be brought together in the midline to tighten the abdominal wall. A single, fine (2mm) catheter (drain) is placed at the navel for removal of the fluid that causes swelling. The drain may need to remain for a few days, sometimes 1 week and rarely 3 weeks. Removal of this tiny drain is painless, and leaves no scar.
ERBIUM LASER: Fine Lines, Moles, Keratosis, Skin Bumps, Growths.
ALEXANDRITE Q-SWITCHED LASER: Brown Spots, Dark Scars, Dark Eyelid Circles, Browliner and Eyeliner Removal, Multicolored Tattoos (black, blue, green inks), Traumatic Tattoos.
Nd:YAG 1064 Q-SWITCHED & KTP 532 LASERS: Black, blue and red tattoos. Nevus of Ota, Nevus of Ito. Traumatic Tattoos. Low Fluence modality for non-invasive treatment of Brown Spots, Melasma, Hyperpigmentation.CO2 ULTRAPULSE LASER: Wrinkles, Skin Laxity, Acne Scars, Eyelid Fat Bags (no skin incision).
CO2 Ultrapulse Laser for FRACTIONAL Micro-pattern Skin Resurfacing, non-ablative (superficial) or ablative (deeper) for Melasma, Brown Patches and Acne Scars.
Nd:YAG 1064 LONG PULSE LASER for pores and texture (LaserGenesis), Laser Hair Removal, Vascular lesions: spider veins face and legs, facial telangectasia, Rosacea, vascular birthmarks, red dots, red birthmarks, blue blemishes, venous lakes, green veins legs and hands, Port-Wine Stain.
Nd:Yag 1064 Laser for deep dermal heating and skin tightening. No downtime.
Nd:YAG 1064 Long Pulse Laser for Hair Removal Treatments. Face, neck, ears, nose, underarms, hands, fingers, navel, abdomen, bikini line, thighs, legs, feet and toes. Also for Moles that grow hair, large Hairy Nevi (large moles) or annoying single hairs anywhere.
A light based system for deep dermal heating to contract and tighten skin in the cheeks, neck, forehead, lips, underarms, abdomen, thighs and hands. No pain. No downtime. Usually three treatments recommended one month apart.
ThreadLift Procedures with Smooth or Barbed Sutures. Brow ThreadLift for Elevation of the Eyebrows. ThreadLift with sutures underneath the Scalp for elevation of the cheeks and jowls. Local Anesthesia. No Incisions. Outpatient. Short Recovery.
BOTOX - cosmetic
Botulinum Toxin Injections for Frown Lines, Crow's Feet, Forehead, Nasal, and Lip Lines. Botulinum Toxin for elevation of the tails of the eyebrows.
Excessive Perspiration: Underarms, Palms and Feet.
Migraine Trigger Point Control.
Liposuction removes unwanted deposits of fat. A tiny incision is made and a thin metal tube(cannula) is inserted to break-up the fat and aspirate it. Usually the area is filled first with fluids containing numbing medicine (Tumescent Technique). This facilitates fat removal and avoids the need for I.V sedation or general anesthesia except in the very extensive, time consuming cases.
Liposuction in the neck and under the chin areas may avoid a surgical necklift.
Liposuction in the lower abdomen may avoid the need for a limited Mini Tummy-Tuck.
Liposuction of the underarm areas may avoid a Brachioplasty (arm lift) if sufficient skin contraction follows.
Liposuction cases, where the skin did not sufficiently contract after the procedure, may need a skin removal procedure or a Skin Tightening Device as Titan, or a Nd:YAG 1064 Long Pulse both for deep dermal heating. They are painless non-invasive, non-ablative treatment methods.
REMOVAL OF MULTICOLORED TATTOOS: ALEXANDRITE LASER TREATMENTS FOR BLACK, GREEN, BLUE INKS.
REMOVAL OF EYELINER TATTOOS: BY MULTIPLE ALEXANDRITE LASER TREATMENTS OR BY A SINGLE SURGICAL TREATMENT OPTION.
REMOVAL OF BROWLINER TATTOOS: ALEXANDRITE LASER TREATMENTS.
REMOVAL OF TRAUMATIC TATTOOS, STAINED SCARS (dirt, grease, asphalt).
Nd:YAG 1064 Q-SWITCHED & KTP 532 LASERS FOR BLACK, BLUE AND RED TATTOOS.
SPIDER VEINS, REDNESS,VASCULAR LESIONS
The Nd:YAG 1064 Long Pulse is a Vascular Laser for facial telangectasiae, spider veins in the face and legs, vascular birth marks, red skin dots, purple skin blemishes, venous lakes, Port-Wine Stains. No need for Hypertonic Saline Injections.
LaserGenesis for reduction and improvement of skin redness (Rosacea) in the face and neck areas.
TRADITIONAL FACIAL PLASTIC PROCEDURES
FACELIFT: Removal of skin excess from cheeks and neck with incisions above, in front and behind the ears. Mid-face lift. Vertical Suspension. SMAS Facelift.
MINI-FACELIFT: SMAS, MAC, S-LIFT. Limited incisions for mild cases of skin excess. Many patients first opt for non-invasive Skin Tightening Devices (Titan, or Nd:YAG long pulse painless deep dermal heating) or ThreadLift techniques (no incisions).
NECKLIFT: As part of a Facelift or done independently. Liposuction and Skin Tightening Devices methods combined.
BROWLIFT: Coronal approach, long or limited incision length. Usually a Brow ThreadLift method is more popular, easier, no incisions, local anesthesia only and faster recovery.
EYELID LIFT: Removal of skin and fat from upper or lower eyelids. Most frequently this skin and fat excess is treated with Lasers without skin incisions for skin removal. Rejuvenation of the eyelid skin after CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is evident in all lid areas from lashes to brow-hairline and lashes to cheek area.
Traditional Blepharoplasty: Removal of skin and fat from upper or lower eyelids.
Eyelid Lift: Removal of hanging upper eyelid skin, tightening lower eyelids.
Eyelid Fat Bag Removal from inside of the lower eyelid with the CO2 Laser, No Skin Incision, No Stitches, Local Anesthesia, Short Recovery.
Double-Eye, creation or improvement of the upper eyelid crease for a more natural, youthful and pleasing eyelid fold. At times all what the skin needs is a CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing procedure instead, no incisions, to shrink the skin and reveal your own natural eyelid crease.
Alexandrite Q-Switched Laser for Brown Spots, Dark Eyelid Circles, and Eyeliner Removal.
CO2 Ultrapulse Laser for Skin Resurfacing of Eyelid wrinkles, Tightening of Skin Laxity, and Removal of Eyelid Fat Bags without a skin incision.
CO2 Ultrapulse Laser for FRACTIONAL Micro-pattern Skin Resurfacing, non-ablative (superficial) or ablative (deeper) for Melasma, Brown Patches and Wrinkles.
Skin Tightening Devices to shrink skin and improve wrinkles from the lower eyelids and cheek bone areas include the Titan Procedure and the Nd:YAG 1064 Long Pulse Laser. These methods are non-ablative, non-invasive, painless and without downtime.
Otoplasty (Ear Pin-Back) for the correction of Protruding Ears in Adults and Children. Adults require a local anesthetic only. Very young children require a general anesthetic.
Earlobe Surgery: repair of enlarged earring holes, torn earlobe, reduction of long earlobes, closure of old earring holes, creation of earlobes, earlobe piercing, fillers or fat injections for thin earlobes.
CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing for earlobe deep wrinkles and creases.
Nd:YAG 1064 Long Pulse Laser for removal of unwanted hair (tragus, earlobe and around the ear canal).
HAND SKIN REJUVENATION
Hand skin rejuvenation with lasers for brown spots, keratosis and wrinkles.
The Erbium-YAG Laser for raised lesions and fine wrinkles.
The Alexandrite Q-Switched Laser for brown spots and unwanted pigmentation.
The Nd:YAG 1064 Long Pulse Laser for the treatment of unwanted visible veins without incisions or injections.
The Titan Procedure to tighten loose skin.
The Nd:YAG 1064 Long Pulse Laser for hair removal from the back of the hands and fingers.
Fillers or fat injections for sunken areas.