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An Alternative Tummy Tuck

Posted on: September 28th, 2018
By: Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery

Skin laxity and the formation of excess pockets of abdominal fat is an inevitability that the majority of men and women face. With time, skin loses collagen and elasticity, reducing its ability to bounce back and hold its structure. The breakdown of collagen causes sagging skin, a condition that is only worsened by weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and childbirth. When exposed to these factors, it can be challenging to keep the abdomen flat, toned, and firm.

Woman with her hands on her flat abdomen

Traditionally, patients turned to tummy tuck surgery because it was the only procedure that could address both unwanted fat deposits and sagging skin. Liposuction removes localized fat in the abdomen, but it can not correct skin laxity. Therefore, liposuction is not a viable alternative to abdominoplasty for patients who have experienced a significant loss of skin quality. Skin laxity is a difficult imperfection to treat without invasive surgery, and non-surgical skin tightening has only been available in the last few years. At Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery, Dr. Schlechter is proud to offer his patients state-of-the-art Renuvion™ treatment, one of the rare procedures on the market that tightens abdominal skin without invasive surgery.

What is Renuvion™?

Renuvion™ is a minimally invasive approach to skin tightening that utilizes cold helium plasma and radiofrequency (RF) energy. During this procedure, Dr. Schlechter creates a tiny, well-hidden incision near the treatment area. The specially designed Renuvion™ handpiece is inserted into the subdermal layer, and the helium plasma is administered. The introduction of helium plasma and radiofrequency energy instantly causes the skin to shrink and tighten and increases the production of collagen. While results are immediately noticeable following the Renuvion™ procedure, they continue to improve for four to six months after treatment.

The Scarless Tummy Tuck

In recent years, Renuvion™ has been called “the scarless tummy tuck.” When Renuvion™ skin tightening is combined with liposuction of the abdomen, the results are similar to that of a tummy tuck; however, there is no extensive scarring, damage to the tissues, or lengthy recovery period. Patients who opt for Renuvion™ paired with liposuction can enjoy improved skin quality and a visible reduction in body fat. Renuvion™ and abdominal liposuction may be right for you if you:

  • Experience mild to moderate abdominal skin laxity
  • Have unwanted, localized pockets in the midsection
  • Are in good general health
  • Have adequate abdominal muscle quality
  • Have realistic expectations of your results
  • Desire a more toned and youthful physique

Renuvion™ can also tighten skin on the neck, back, arms, and legs.

If you are interested in learning more about Renuvion™, contact Dr. Benjamin Schlechter at 610-624-2740.

 


Restore Thickness to Your Hair

Posted on: October 22nd, 2018
By: Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery

While thinning hair is generally a sign of aging, several other factors lead to the loss of fullness you once had. Medical treatments and conditions, such as thyroid problems, as well as heredity and stress, can contribute to hair loss. Although the causes of hair loss are numerous, they all have one connecting similarity: hair loss damages self-image. A full and thick head of hair is a great source of confidence for both men and women, and when that begins to thin, it can become a source of stress and great discontent. While many treatments are available for hair loss, ranging from vitamins to castor oil to medication to surgical hair transplants, they’re not always ideal for everyone. Perhaps they don’t work the way they are intended to, or perhaps they are too invasive for one’s preference. Whatever the reason, millions of people still suffer from thinning hair. Now, there is a new approach to restoring a full and thick head of hair: PRP for Hair Loss.

Man with nice hair smiling

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, has been used for decades to treat sports injuries and nerve damage. PRP is a derivative from your blood that contains high levels of growth factors that stimulate an increased healing response. And recently, doctors and researchers have begun to apply the principle of PRP to many other medical conditions, one of them being hair loss.

The Science Behind PRP

Platelets are a natural component of your blood, and they are responsible for new cell growth and tissue healing. A vial of blood is obtained and centrifuged to obtain these powerful healing platelets. Thereafter, the PRP is applied to the targeted treatment area, which in this case is the scalp. Once applied, the PRP will stimulate the growth of new hair follicles to fill in thinning areas and create a fuller and thicker head of hair.

Is PRP Right for You?

While PRP will stimulate the growth of new hair follicles, it is designed to help men and women with thinning hair only. This type of treatment will not create the desired results for patients who already have bald patches or are experience complete hair loss. However, for men and women who are at the beginning stages of hair thinning, PRP can help you regrow the confidence-enhancing hair you’ve lost.

If the stress of losing your hair is starting to hurt your confidence and self-image, now is the time to do something about it. Stimulate your scalp with PRP.

For more information on PRP for hair loss, contact Spring Ridge Plastic surgery by calling (610) 624-2740 to set up a consultation.


Dimples Are Cute on Your Face But Not on Your Butt!

Posted on: September 13th, 2018
By: Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery

Do you feel self-conscious about your body when you’re wearing shorts or a bathing suit? Do cellulite dimples make you feel like you need to cover up at all times? Cellulite can affect even the most fit individual, and there are not many solutions that can remove it completely. Advertisements for over-the-counter creams may highlight their ability to reduce your cellulite, but these are likely just hiding it without making any permanent corrections. When you’ve tried everything to get rid of your cellulite, your best option is Cellulaze™. It’s a one-time treatment designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite on your body.Cellulaze Treatment for Cellulite Before and After Photos

Why Do I Have Cellulite?

Multiple factors can contribute to the appearance of cellulite. Genetics, hormones, and an unhealthy lifestyle are just a few things that can contribute. While diet and exercise (and the subsequent weight loss) can help minimize cellulite, it won’t completely go away.  

Cellulite is caused by pockets of fat that are being squeezed by connective tissue under the skin. The connective bands pull the skin down, leaving dimpled marks on the skin.

Will Cellulaze™ Work For Me?

Cellulaze™ is an effective treatment if you are suffering from cellulite that has not responded to diet and exercise. You should be in relatively good health. Cellulaze™ will work best for you if you have mild to moderate cellulite, but it will also help reduce the appearance of more severe cellulite.

How Does Cellulaze™ Work?

Cellulaze™ is performed as an outpatient procedure. You will be put under local anesthesia and oral sedation or IV sedation. Dr. Schlechter will make incisions along the treatment site and will insert the Cellulaze™ laser. The laser emits energy to heat your fat deposits so it can release the connective tissues that are causing the dimpling on the skin. This will help smooth out your skin, significantly reducing the appearance of cellulite along the treatment site. In addition to reducing cellulite, the laser also stimulates the production of collagen. This protein is vital to the health of the skin, and its levels decrease as you age. Increased collagen production will help your skin maintain its elasticity and overall health.

What Can I Expect After My Cellulaze™ Procedure?

Most patients resume normal activities within a day or so. You will experience swelling and bruising along the treatment site, but these side effects are temporary and will subside within a week or two. While you may begin to notice your results immediately after your procedure, it can take up to a full year before your final results are apparent.

For more information about the Cellulaze™ procedure, and to see if you are a strong candidate, contact Dr. Schlechter to set up a consultation. Our office can be reached at (610) 624-2740.


A Natural Way to Turn Back the Clock

Posted on: November 5th, 2018
By: Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery

These days, you have countless options for facial rejuvenation. From facials to lasers to surgical procedures, there is no shortage of choices. While these options provide benefits, they all rely on external factors. Facial rejuvenation with PRP uses wholly organic and natural means to create younger looking skin. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Platelets are in your blood, and they are responsible for natural tissue healing and cell growth. PRP treatment stems from the natural healing power of your platelets. To access their therapeutic qualities, a donor sample of blood is taken (just like a standard blood test), and a centrifugation machine separates the platelets from the blood.

Female patient receiving facial injection

Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery uses the Magellan® TruPRP™, which is a revolutionary machine that has the power to separate more platelets from the blood than any other of its kind to create powerful plasma. After obtaining the PRP, Dr. Schlechter strategically injects this it into the desired regions of your face to stimulate collagen and new cell growth.

PRP works because of your blood, and PRP injections are ideal for treating:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Deep scarring
  • Thinning skin
  • Skin laxity
  • Tone and texture irregularities
  • Decreased facial volume

Benefits of PRP for Facial Rejuvenation

Minimally-Invasive

Unlike many laser treatments or surgical enhancement, PRP is only minimally-invasive, and it requires little to no downtime. There are no incisions made and no laser energy that will cause the skin to flake off. There may be some temporary redness or a “pinched” feeling at the injection sites, but these are temporary and mild.

All Natural

PRP can increase facial volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles similar to the way that cosmetic procedures such as fillers can. The difference between these techniques, however, is that some fillers can cause an allergic reaction. Since PRP uses your own platelets, there is zero chance of experiencing an allergy, toxicity, or rejection.

Subtle Results

With PRP treatments, you will notice the subtle enhancement and improvement in your skin quality and texture. This process works to gradually erase the signs of aging and damage so that your appearance remains natural looking and refreshed.

If you are interested in learning about how PRP can help rejuvenate your appearance, contact Dr. Schlechter at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 624-2740.


A New Approach to Treating Gynecomastia

Posted on: August 24th, 2018
By: Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery

Gynecomastia is a condition that affects the confidence and health of many men. It occurs when there is an excess amount of breast tissue, fat, and skin in a man’s chest. There are several causes of this excess ranging from genetics to hormones to steroid use, and unfortunately, gynecomastia is a condition that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. Gynecomastia is treated through surgery, where liposuction is performed in the chest area and excess breast tissue is removed. This combination often resulted in sagging and excess skin that needed to be removed surgically to make the chest appear smoother to reveal a tighter contour. Now, however, surgical skin removal may not be necessary, as a new technology, known as Renuvion™, is coming to light.

Shirtless man with an attractive chest

What Is Renuvion?

Renuvion™, formerly known as J-Plasma®, is a minimally invasive procedure that can replace surgical skin removal for many patients. Renuvion™ combines helium plasma and radiofrequency (RF) energy to tighten skin laxity and stimulate collagen production, which allows your skin to maintain its taut, youthful quality longer. The helium plasma and RF energy simultaneously heat and cool the tissue beneath the skin to tighten and smooth the skin. This procedure is safe and effective, and it comes without the risks associated with skin removal and without unintended trauma to the surrounding tissues. Results with Renuvion™ start to show immediately and continue to improve over the course of six months to a year.

How Can Renuvion Treat Gynecomastia?

Renuvion™ can aid men who are dissatisfied with the appearance of gynecomastia and excess skin on their chests. For men suffering from this condition, liposuction is first performed to remove the excess fat. This removal often highlights excess, sagging skin on the chest. Before the Renuvion™ system, surgical excision of the skin was necessary, which was invasive and left behind an unwanted, extensive scar on the breast area. Renuvion™ can replace this need for many patients. Helium plasma is delivered under the skin through the liposuction incisions to promote skin tightening and reduce the chance of needing more invasive surgical procedures.

Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery is proud to offer Renuvion™ as an option for non-surgical skin tightening. This tightening not only benefits men suffering from gynecomastia, but it can also help firm up any area of the body, including the abdomen, arms, and neck.

For more information or to set up a consultation, contact Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 624-2740.

 


Don’t Have a “Resting Beach Face” This Summer

Posted on: August 14th, 2018
By: Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery

For many patients, having a younger-looking face is a top priority. While over-the-counter options sound appealing, they often do little more than hide facial blemishes while requiring daily maintenance. Your other option is a surgical procedure, but you may be hesitant to choose an invasive procedure. The good news is that there are other options available that will rejuvenate your face. If you’d like to be free from lines, wrinkles, and other blemishes, non-surgical injectables can provide you with a refreshed, youthful appearance with no downtime. Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery offers some of the most popular injectables in the country. Dr. Schlechter is an expert injector with over two decades of experience, and he performs all injections himself. With his expertise and knowledge of the specific function of each injectable, he will help you find the one or a combination most appropriate for addressing your treatment goals.

Pretty woman smiling

RADIESSE®

RADIESSE® targets lost volume in your skin. As you age, the cells that give you volume begin to decline in production. This injectable not only provides for the lost volume, but it has also been shown to stimulate collagen growth and production to help your body maintain your results longer. RADIESSE® corrects moderate to severe wrinkles in the face and can also be used to restore volume to the back of the hands.

Sculptra® Aesthetic

Sculptra® Aesthetic also targets lost volume in the face, filling in deep lines and wrinkles. It’s injected deep into the lower levels of the skin and stimulates collagen production in your face. Multiple treatments are typically required to meet your treatment goals.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

There is a group of fillers made of hyaluronic acid (HA). This substance is a naturally occurring sugar in your body and aids in maintaining hydration and volume in your skin. Since each formulation is different, Dr. Schlechter can best help you determine which is the most appropriate type for your treatment.

Restylane®

Restylane® also corrects facial wrinkles and adds volume back to the face. Dr. Schlechter offers a variety of formulations, including:

  • Restylane®, which targets facial wrinkles around the mouth. It can also correct volume loss and restore volume under the eyes.
  • Restylane® Silk, which also treats lip lines and can be used to enhance the fullness of the lips.
  • Restylane® Lyft™ (formerly Perlane-L®), which is most appropriate for deep facial lines. It also treats volume loss in the cheeks.
  • Restylane® Refyne™, which targets smile lines and the appearance of vertical lines on the chin.
  • Restylane® Defyne™, which is another formulation that targets smile lines and vertical lines on the chin.

JUVÉDERM®

Multiple JUVÉDERM® formulations mean you can target multiple problem sites.

  • JUVÉDERM® XC smooths moderate to severe smile lines (the lines that stretch from the corner of your smile to the base of your nose). Results last up to one year.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is also used to smooth moderate to severe wrinkles. With the addition of VYCROSS® technology (a special formulation of hyaluronic acid), your results can last up to 18 months.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC restores volume to the cheeks that has been lost due to the effects of aging. This formulation also includes VYCROSS® technology.
  • JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC enhances lips by adding volume. You can also use it to correct moderate to severe smile lines. With this formulation, your results can last up to one year.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC smooths the lip lines and adds volume to the lips. With the added VYCROSS® technology, your results can last up to one year.

Botulinum Toxin A Injectables

Botulinum Toxin A injectables are injectables that minimize the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. Different from the other injectables listed, Botulinum Toxin A injectables work by relaxing the muscles that are causing wrinkles. Each of the options available to you at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery targets different needs, and Dr. Schlechter can help you determine which is most appropriate for you.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is the most popular option. It can be used to target frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet, and it is used more often than any other option in targeting wrinkles on the upper face. BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered in small doses but still provides dramatic results.

Dysport®

Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) is also used to target frown lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles on the forehead. This works in the same manner as BOTOX® Cosmetic.

XEOMIN®

XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is the newest addition to this family of injectables. It also targets frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.  This also works in the same manner as BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Recovery and Results

Every injectable treatment occurs in our office in less than one hour. Total treatment time varies depending on the injectable and the number of treatment sites targeted. Afterward, you will be able to resume your daily activities with no downtime. You may experience some mild swelling or bruising at the treatment sites, but this will subside quickly. The onset of results differs slightly depending on the specific injectable treatment you chose, but full results will occur over time as the injectable stimulates your body to continue rejuvenating itself.

To find out more information about the injectables we offer, contact our office to set up your consultation with Dr. Schlechter. You can reach us at (610) 624-2740 or by filling out our online contact form.


What Bikini Body Do You Want? Bigger Boobs or a Bigger Butt?

Posted on: July 19th, 2018
By: Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery

Summer is here! This means sunshine, sandy beaches, and bathing suit weather. But are you ready to rock your bikini this year? Are you happy with how your figure fills out your suit? If you have concerns that your body lacks the volume and fullness necessary to look great in a bikini, cosmetic enhancements can provide you with a sleek, contoured figure that is sure to turn heads. Dr. Schlechter can perform breast augmentation and a Brazilian Butt Lift to enhance your figure and help you get the rockin’ bikini body you desire.

Breast Augmentation

If you are self-conscious about the shape or size of your breasts, breast augmentation is an effective way to enhance your figure. Its biggest benefit is that you can completely customize the procedure. That said, one of the most significant decisions you can make when researching this procedure is your implant type.Breast Augmentation Before and After Photos

Implant Types

Saline Implants

Saline implants have a flexible silicone shell filled with a sterile saltwater solution after being inserted. Dr. Schlechter can make minor adjustments once he sees how the implants look after he fills them. Because he inserts the implants before he fills them, the incision is smaller.

Silicone Implants

Silicone breast implants have a flexible silicone shell that contains a silicone gel. These implants come pre-filled, which means that size adjustments are not possible after insertion. Additionally, the incision for silicone implants typically has to be larger than those made for saline implants. However, many women choose silicone implants because they look and feel more natural.

Augmentation with Fat Transfer

A breast augmentation with fat transfer is an excellent solution if you want to enhance the size of your breasts naturally and avoid implants. Your breast size increases with the addition of fat injections that originate from your body. This procedure offers a two-in-one benefit: in addition to increasing your breast size, you can also remove some stubborn fat from other places on your body, which will further enhance your curves. Fat is removed from your body using a liposuction procedure. The fat is collected into a sterile fat transfer system and is strategically injected into your breasts. Depending on the size you wish your new breasts to be, you may need multiple procedures.

Brazilian Butt Lift

To address your flat buttocks, Dr. Schlechter brings his expertise and advanced training to the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure. A BBL procedure will increase the curves of your buttocks, giving your lower half a shapely figure. The procedure is also performed by way of a fat transfer, similar to breast augmentation with fat transfer.

Brazilian Butt Lift Before and After Photos

Procedure

Dr. Schlechter will determine an appropriate liposuction procedure and then extract fat from your thighs, abdomen, hips, or other location on your body that has more fat than you desire. The fat is purified before being injected into your buttocks. This is where Dr. Schlechter’s expertise comes in. He knows how to strategically and precisely inject the fat to make your buttocks look naturally full.

If you’re looking to dramatically change your figure and achieve a bikini-ready body, then undergoing breast augmentation and/or a Brazilian Butt Lift can help give you the shapely curves and contours you’ve always wanted.

If you’d like more information or to see if you would be a good candidate for either breast augmentation or a Brazilian Butt Lift, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schlechter. Call us today at (610) 624-2740, or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best!


Gynecomastia Surgery Options

Posted on: June 22nd, 2018
By: Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery

For men, a sculpted, muscular chest is a sign of masculinity. Exercise regimens are catered toward developing defined pectorals, and the media often showcases men with muscular upper bodies. In reality, however, many men are unable to achieve this ideal characteristic.

Some men suffer from gynecomastia, or overdeveloped breast tissue, which gives a feminine appearance to the upper body. If you are experiencing enlarged breast tissue, it is likely that finding well-fitting clothes is difficult. This condition and the inability to feel confident in clothing are two significant factors that can lead to diminished self-esteem and embarrassment in your appearance.

Luckily, Dr. Schlechter performs gynecomastia surgery to reduce the size of your breast tissue and restore a more sculpted and masculine upper body.

Dr. Benjamin Schlechter - Gynecomastia Surgery Before and After Photos

Procedure Options

There are multiple ways Dr. Schlechter can perform gynecomastia surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Schlechter will physically examine you to determine if you have gynecomastia and the best treatment for you.

Liposuction Only

If your specific case of gynecomastia is mild, it may be treated solely with liposuction. During this procedure, Dr. Schlechter will make an incision in each breast and insert a cannula to extract excess fat, reducing the appearance of your enlarged breasts.

If the skin is in need of additional tightening, J-Plasma® Renuvion™ skin tightening may be more appropriate in conjunction with traditional liposuction. Smartlipo™ may also be used and utilizes laser technology that aids in the fat extraction process by melting fat cells. The heat of the laser also stimulates collagen production. Essential to your skin’s health, collagen helps to maintain skin elasticity and can help tighten your skin after fat removal.

Liposuction Plus Skin Removal

For moderate to severe cases of gynecomastia, Dr. Schlechter will use liposuction to remove the fat and then trim away any excess skin to restore a more masculine chest. Dr. Schlechter will do his best to place the incision in a location as inconspicuous as possible. Typically, with the new Smartlipo™ and J-Plasma® Renuvion™ technologies, skin excision is not necessary.

Results

Your results will be noticeable immediately but may be hidden by some temporary swelling and bruising that will improve after a few days but will take months to see the final result. Your incision and subsequent scarring will depend on the type of procedure needed and the length and location of the incision. You can be sure that your upper body will look more masculine and defined, so you are ready to show it off!

If you’d like to find out if you are a strong candidate for gynecomastia surgery, please contact our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Schlechter. Our office can be reached at (610) 624-2740.


Labiaplasty Recovery

Posted on: June 4th, 2018
By: Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery

Are you insecure about the size or shape of your labia? Do you have large vaginal lips and experience discomfort during your regular, daily activities? Do feel self-conscious about your labia during intimate moments?

If any of those concerns resonate with you, then you should know that labiaplasty is an effective way to reduce the size and shape of the labia minora (the inner lips of the labia). In addition to experiencing changes due to the natural aging process, it is also common for life events like pregnancy and childbirth to cause your vaginal lips to enlarge, often to the point of discomfort. While many women are already aware that labiaplasty is a viable option to help correct these issues, many are concerned about the recovery time of the procedure.

pink-colored towel shaped like female genitaliaWhat to Expect During the Procedure

Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure performed under IV sedation. It involves removing and tightening the tissue and reshaping the labia, where necessary. Dr. Schlechter uses two labiaplasty techniques during this procedure and will determine which is most appropriate for you during your consultation appointment.

Central Wedge Resection

The central wedge resection is Dr. Schlechter’s preferred labiaplasty method and one most commonly used to reduce the size of the labia minora. After removing a wedge of tissue from the labia, Dr. Schlechter will close the incision with dissolvable sutures.

Trim Method

The trim technique is used to reduce the size and length of the labia. This technique involves removing a strip of tissue along the entire edge of the lips before closing the incision with dissolvable sutures.

Common Recovery Questions

How much pain will I experience?

The procedure itself is performed under general anesthesia, so there will be no pain during the surgery. After the procedure, experiencing some discomfort is typical, but this is easily managed with over-the-counter or prescription medication. Other symptoms you may experience include temporary swelling and/or bruising.

What will help my recovery?

During the first few days following your surgery, you should make sure to get plenty of rest. Swelling can be minimized by icing the area and lying with it elevated. After the first day, light walking is encouraged to help increase blood flow, which will aid healing.

When can I go back to work or resume my normal activities?

Most patients take a week off from work, but this is highly dependent on the type of job you have. A more physically demanding job will require taking off more time. Normal daily activities are okay to resume after that time, but patients should avoid exercising and more strenuous activities for two to three weeks. Dr. Schlechter will give you more guidance during your follow-up visit.

How long until I can have sex?

It is essential to allow yourself enough time to fully heal. Full pelvic rest is recommended for at least four to six weeks following the procedure. You must avoid having sexual intercourse or using tampons during this time.

Dr. Schlechter will provide you with more information regarding the recovery process for labiaplasty during your initial consultation. Call us today at (610) 624-2740 to schedule your appointment.


Chin Implant and Neck Liposuction

Posted on: April 30th, 2018
By: Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery

A strong, defined profile is a sign of both beauty and masculinity by today’s beauty standards. Strong features, balance, and symmetry, are all sought after as part of an ideal appearance. If your features are soft and lack definition, the lines of your face may blend into your neckline, but by combining a chin augmentation and targeted neck liposuction, you can dramatically enhance the features of your lower face.

Chin Implant Before and After Photos

Chin Implant

A chin implant, or mentoplasty, can help you achieve greater definition and facial structure. It gives your jaw a clear transition into your neckline and can even address features that are disproportionate. During your procedure, Dr. Schlechter will insert a small implant into your chin to augment its shape. There are many different sizes of implants, and Dr. Schlechter will help you determine which option will best enhance your facial balance and profile.

Dr. Schlechter performs chin implant surgery as an outpatient procedure. An incision will be made inside your mouth or in the natural crease under your chin to minimize any visible scarring creating a profile that is as flawless as possible.

Neck Liposuction

Having a strong, structured chin will give you a defined jawline. However, sagging skin under the chin can minimize the results of chin augmentation. Adding neck liposuction to your chin augmentation procedure can further define the contours of your lower face and emphasize the lines between your chin and neck.

Through the use of a cannula (a small suction device), Dr. Schlechter will remove excess fat deposits with precision, making the contours of your chin and neckline more pronounced and seamless. He offers multiple liposuction techniques, including:

  • Smartlipo™
  • body-jet® and AquaShape®
  • Ultrasonic-assisted liposuction (UAL)
  • Power-assisted liposuction (PAL)

Neck liposuction is only beneficial for those who have minimal fat deposits and skin that still has elasticity. If your skin cannot bounce back into shape after fat removal, neck liposuction alone won’t provide you with the best possible contouring. For patients who have sagging skin, a neck lift may also be necessary to attain the best results.

If you are interested in chin augmentation or liposuction with or without a neck lift and you would like to see if you are a candidate for both procedures, please contact our office at 610-624-2740 to set up a complimentary consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Schlechter.


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