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The Rise in Social Media is Creating Selfie Awareness

By: Dr. Benjamin Schlechter MD, FACS

In the wake of the “selfie” revolution, millennials are turning to cosmetic surgery in droves. Both surgical and non-surgical procedures have seen a consistent spike in recent years, and many attribute this increase to young men and women desiring to look better in their selfies.

Woman taking a selfie

Areas of Enhancement

Double Chin

Procedures that have seen a significant increase due to selfie awareness are those that improve the appearance of the dreaded “double chin.” Submental fullness has been damaging men and women’s self-confidence for decades.

There are both non-surgical and surgical procedures to treat a double chin. truSculpt™ is a non-invasive procedure that can target and treat submental fat. This procedure uses pulses of radiofrequency energy to destroy unwanted fat cells in the neck area while simultaneously shrinking skin to reveal a tight and firm jawline that will be noticeable in your selfies. KYBELLA® is an FDA-approved injectable that targets and eliminates submental fat. It accomplishes this by absorbing and destroying the fat cells so that fat can no longer be stored beneath the chin. Most patients require two to six treatments to achieve their desired results. For patients with a higher degree of submental fullness, liposuction of the chin and neck combined with the skin-tightening procedure Renuvion™ can remove a double chin.

Nose

Another surgical procedure that has seen an increase thanks to selfies is rhinoplasty. Many patients are finding that the proximity of their camera to their face can sometimes flatten or accentuate the size and shape of their noses. For this reason, many young men and women are choosing to undergo nose surgery.

Rhinoplasty can reshape and recontour the nose to match your desired nasal appearance, whether it is for confidence-enhancing reasons or selfie-related concerns. Non-surgical can also be performed to help camouflage the nasal hump. Fillers in other areas of the nose can also help enhance the appearance.

Lips

While some individuals are born with naturally thin lips, other patients experience thinning of the lips with the progression of aging. Injectable fillers such as JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, and Restylane® Silk can enhance lip fullness, allowing millennials to achieve more luscious, full lips in just one treatment.

While the idea of looking better in selfies is leading many millennials to choose cosmetic surgery, it isn’t the only benefit that these procedures can provide. Both non-surgical and surgical cosmetic treatments can help individuals restore their youthful contours, improve their confidence, and increase their self-esteem.


To learn more about these treatments, contact Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling 610-678-9200 to set up a consultation.


Lose the Fat Without Surgery

By: Dr. Benjamin Schlechter MD, FACS

Individuals who are fed up with the inability to lose those final few pounds often turn to cosmetic surgery for help. If this sounds like something that you may also be interested in, know that you are not alone. There is absolutely nothing wrong with desiring a little extra help when it comes to sculpting your physique and attacking those final few inches.

Some areas of fat are resistant to any amount of diet and exercise, and, unfortunately, they always seem to be placed in the most inconvenient of places. Many people choose liposuction to remove excess fat. However, since liposuction doesn’t address skin laxity, it is often combined with a more invasive surgical procedure, such as a tummy tuck for the abdomen, an arm lift for the upper arms, or a thigh lift for the legs.

While these body contouring procedures are successful in removing excess fat and treating skin laxity, they may be more invasive than some men and women want. For this reason,  Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery offers two non-invasive body contouring procedures that not only remove unwanted fat but also tighten the skin: SculpSure® and truSculpt™.

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How do SculpSure® and truSculpt™ Work?

SculpSure® and truSculpt™ are revolutionary body contouring techniques that eliminate excess fat and tighten the skin while requiring no surgery, no downtime, and no pain or discomfort.

These benefits make them a great alternative to liposuction and other more invasive surgical procedures. SculpSure® uses laser light energy to permanently destroy the fat cells and tighten the skin whereas truSculpt™ uses radiofrequency energy to kill the fat cells and tighten the skin. The body then naturally processes and eliminates the damaged fat cells. Both of these treatments often require a minimum of two sessions, and the final fat reduction results become apparent over the following three to six months. With time, you will notice the progressive shrinking and tightening of the treatment areas.

SculpSure® Treatment Areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Love handles

truSculpt™ Treatment Areas:

  • Upper arms
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Ankles

SculptSure® Before and After Photos

Am I a Candidate?

Candidates for Sculpsure® and truSculpt™ should be at or near their ideal body weight since these treatments are not an alternative to weight loss. It is estimated that SculpSure® and truSculpt™ can help a patient lose up to 24 percent of their fat cells in the treatment area.

If you desire a higher level of fat removal, these procedures may not be best for you. And while SculpSure® and truSculpt™ will remove unwanted fat and tighten the skin, candidates must be dedicated to maintaining their results. Following a healthy and active lifestyle will help ensure the quality and longevity of your results.


If you are tired of sweating it out at the gym only to achieve minimal results and are not ready for surgery, non-invasive fat reduction may be a great option for you. To learn more about SculpSure® and truSculpt™, contact Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling 610-678-9200 to schedule your consultation.


A Less Invasive Arm Lift

By: Dr. Benjamin Schlechter MD, FACS

When many women describe their “trouble spots,” the upper arms are often mentioned as one of them. Trying to tone the upper arms can be difficult and frustrating for many reasons. In the first place, the skin on the upper arms can age and sag at a faster rate than many other areas of the body. Secondly, the arms are often resistant to diet and any form of exercise or weight training. Third, the arms are not always easy to hide, especially in the warm summer months. While no one wants to consistently cover their arms with sweaters and jackets, especially in warmer weather, this is precisely what many women do to mask their least favorite feature.

Woman with toned arms behind her head

For years, sagging skin and excess fat on the upper arms was treated one way: through brachioplasty. Brachioplasty is an arm lift, a surgical procedure in which excess fat in the upper arm is removed, and excess skin is surgically excised. While this procedure creates noticeable and desirable results, it doesn’t come without costs. These “costs” include a surgical scar that can run from the elbow to the armpit and an extended recovery period in which all movement in the upper arms is limited. As the upper arms are so commonly used, this limitation can prove to be difficult. Fortunately, brachioplasty is no longer your only option when it comes to improving the contours of your upper arms. Improvements in cosmetic technology now allow us to provide a less-invasive alternative, one that comes with minimal scarring and downtime.

Liposuction with Renuvion™

While liposuction is used to remove unwanted pockets of fat on the body, the procedure does come with one limitation. This limitation is that liposuction cannot improve skin laxity. It doesn’t matter how many fat cells are removed; liposuction will not change the elasticity of your skin. This fact has long made liposuction of the arms a difficult standalone procedure as most women experience both excess fat and sagging skin. Now, all of that is about to change. Patients everywhere are experiencing the benefits of Renuvion™. Renuvion™ offers non-surgical skin tightening nearly anywhere on the body and is the perfect combination procedure with liposuction of the arms.

What is Renuvion™?

Renuvion™ technology uniquely combines helium plasma and radiofrequency energy to shrink the skin to a more youthful state. This procedure is performed by inserting the Renuvion™ wand underneath the skin through small incisions where the plasma energy is administered to the treatment area, in this case, the upper arms. The plasma energy heats the tissue, causing the skin to tighten while at the same time stimulating collagen production for ongoing benefits.

Why Combine Liposuction and Renuvion™?

Liposuction and Renuvion™ are a perfect pair when it comes to body contouring. This combination provides a less invasive option to traditional body procedures, such as an arm lift. The small and inconspicuous incisions made for liposuction are the same incisions that are used to administer Renuvion™, thus allowing for smaller scars and a quicker and more comfortable recovery period. Enjoy the results of an arm lift without the downtime.

To learn more about how Renuvion™ can benefit your physique, contact Dr. Schlechter at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 678-9200 to set up a consultation.


A Youthful-Looking Neck Leads to an Overall Youthful Appearance

By: Dr. Benjamin Schlechter MD, FACS

Gravity, sun damage, and environmental factors can wreak havoc on your neck. The skin on the neck is relatively thin in comparison to skin elsewhere on your body, and unfortunately, while you take care of the skin on your face, the skin below the chin is not quite so nurtured. This combination causes premature aging of the neck, resulting in sagging skin, vertical banding, excess fat deposits, and jowls. Aging of the neck causes you to look older and heavier than you are. Neck procedures restore youthfulness to an aging neck and rejuvenate your appearance. At Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery, Dr. Schlechter offers both non-surgical and surgical options for enhancing the neck, including the revolutionary Renuvion™ skin tightening treatment.

Beautiful woman with a youthful neck

Meet Renuvion™

Renuvion™ offers non-surgical and minimally-invasive skin tightening for your aging neck. This treatment uses a combination of helium plasma (made from helium gas) and radiofrequency energy to gently heat the upper layer of skin. This heating causes the skin to tighten and collagen production to increase, reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and vertical banding and tightening the skin around the jowls and under the chin. Because the precise delivery of the plasma and RF energy ensures that no surrounding tissue is damaged, Renuvion™ is one of the safest treatments for skin tightening. The results this procedure achieves can rival even that of a traditional neck lift, which is why Renuvion™ is gaining the nickname of the non-surgical neck lift.

Renuvion™ is offered as a stand-alone procedure for patients who are experiencing mild to moderate skin laxity on the neck, chin, and jowls or in combination with liposuction for patients who has have excess fat deposits on the neck or under the chin that is contributing to an aged appearance. Regardless of your procedure, Renuvion™ will leave you with firmer, tighter skin and more youthful contours.

Additional Neck Rejuvenation Procedures

PrecisionTx™

The PrecisionTx™ is known as the laser neck lift. This minimally invasive procedure uses laser liposuction to destroy excess fat and tighten loose skin. Results from this procedure begin to show immediately and improve over the following months as collagen production increases.

Neck Lift

The results of a traditional neck lift speak for themselves. While it is more invasive than Renuvion™ and PrecisionTx™, a neck lift rejuvenates an aging neck by enhancing chin and jawline definition, slimming the neck, and smoothing the skin. This surgical procedure removes excess fat and skin through incisions made under the chin or behind the ears.

Whichever form of neck rejuvenation you prefer, Dr. Schlechter can help you regain a youthful neck contour. Contact Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery today by calling 610-678-9200 to set up a consultation.


An Alternative Tummy Tuck

By: Dr. Benjamin Schlechter MD, FACS

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 610-678-9200.


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

By: Dr. Benjamin Schlechter MD, FACS

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) 678-9200.


A New Approach to Treating Gynecomastia

By: Dr. Benjamin Schlechter MD, FACS

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) 678-9200.

 


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

By: Dr. Benjamin Schlechter MD, FACS

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.

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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) 678-9200 or by filling out our online contact form.


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

By: Dr. Benjamin Schlechter MD, FACS

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) 678-9200, or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best!


Gynecomastia Surgery Options

By: Dr. Benjamin Schlechter MD, FACS

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) 678-9200.


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