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Liposuction of Neck or Under Chin

In order to restore a youthful appearance and slim the area of the chin or neck, Dr. de Ramon utilizes the SmartLipo MPX™ system. This revolutionary technology combines two specific wavelengths of laser to produce a new tool for the art and science of liposuction. It will gently melt fat and tighten overlying skin under local anesthesia in an office setting. Bruising, swelling, pain, and recovery are much improved over standard liposuction. Early SmartLipo™ systems were frankly underpowered because they were marketed to physicians without liposuction training. In fact, many were not even trained as surgeons, let alone plastic surgeons. The MPX™ system (premiered at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's 41st Annual Meeting May 2-6, 2008 in San Diego, CA) is sold only to plastic surgeons and has seen a significant power increase over previous models. This system offers shorter operative times, enhanced comfort, and markedly improved results. Because of the increase in power, it should only be used by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons.


Smartlipo MPX™ utilizes tiny cannulas of 1-2 mm to provide the laser energy to the fat under the skin. Fat is dissolved in an efficient but predictable and comfortable manner. The results are smooth and produce less bruising than traditional liposuction because the laser also seals the blood vessels. The fat melts away while the patient talks with staff, listens to music, or takes a snooze. Patients walk in and walk out and no General Anesthesia or IV sedation is used. The entrance sites are often so small that sutures are not required.


Post-operative recovery is minimal and most people return to work in 1-3 days. A post-operative compression garment is also worn to reduce swelling for about 2 weeks. Dr. de Ramon is the only Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in all of Central Pennsylvania to offer the benefits of SmartLipo MPX™ to his patients.


There are many things to consider before having SmartLipo™ or SmartLipo MPX™


During a consultation, Dr. de Ramon will discuss your concerns, obtain a medical history & physical exam, review the procedure, and answer questions. He will then be able to discuss if you're a candidate for SmartLipo MPX™ , traditional liposuction, or an alternative procedure. Dr. de Ramon has a specially trained patient care coordinator on staff to offer personal care throughout the procedure. Once all the decisions are made, the surgery can take place and you a the surgery can take place and you are on your way to a more sculpted, toned figure.



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What Is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty refers to eyelid surgery and is designed to remove the excess fat, along with skin and muscle, from the upper and lower eyelids. It is the second most common aesthetic procedure performed by plastic surgeons.


What Are the Goals of Blepharoplasty?

A properly performed blepharoplasty procedure will brighten the face and restore a more youthful appearance. In some patients the procedure will improve vision by removing the excessive skin of the upper eyelids, which can hang down and interfere with peripheral vision.


How Is the Procedure Performed?

Eyelid surgery is usually performed using local anesthesia and light intravenous sedation. It is commonly done in a doctor s office, outpatient surgical center or, in some cases, in a hospital. The procedure is most often performed on an outpatient basis.


Are There Scars From the Blepharoplasty Procedure?

Scars are a result of any surgical procedure. The incisions made to accomplish the goals of the procedure are barely visible after several months as they are placed within the normal creases and folds of the upper and lower eyelids. In patients who only need removal of fat from the lower eyelids, the incision can be made on the inside of the eyelid, and will therefore result in an invisible scar.


Will the Fine Wrinkles Around My Eyes Go Away After Blepharoplasty? What About My Sagging Eyebrows and Dark Circles Under My Eyes?

The blepharoplasty procedure will not eradicate the wrinkles around the eyes (crow s feet) nor will it elevate droopy eyebrow. There are other procedures designed for these purposes. Dark circles under the eyes may improve a bit if this is related to large bags, but most often the dark appearance of the lower eyelid skin remains.


Can Anyone Have a Blepharoplasty?

The best patients are those who are healthy, psychologically stable and well motivated. Some medical conditions may increase the risk of blepharoplasty surgery such as thyroid disease, high blood pressure and patients who do not make sufficient tears to keep their eyes well lubricated.


What Are the Risks Involved With This Procedure?

Fortunately, when performed by a competent plastic surgeon, complications are infrequent and minor. All patients will experience some bruising and swelling for a few days after the surgery. In addition, a temporary problem with closure of the eyelids is usually seen. Some may have temporary blurring of their vision, usually due to the ointments applied to the incisions post operatively. In rare instances, the lower eyelid may be pulled down causing an ectropion. If this does not resolve on its own, further surgery may be necessary. The theoretical complications of any surgical procedure, such as bleeding, infection, wound disruption and heavy scarring are also possible, but rare.