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Benefits of cosmetic surgery

  • Greater self-esteem
  • Enhanced mental health
  • Regained sense of self and function after an accident, injury or procedure
  • Enhanced appearance
  • Greater career and life opportunities
  • In some cases (like breast reduction and rhinoplasty), improvements to overall health

Symptoms

Cosmetic:

  • Facial Aging: Wrinkles, skin discoloration, sagging (jowls)
  • Ears: Congenital deformities, prominent ears, torn earlobes or stretched piercings
  • Eyes: Sagging eyelids and brows, fullness, sagging
  • Nose: Crooked noses, droopy tips, bumps, difficulty breathing

Corrective:

  • Septal perforations
  • Facial, orbital, nose and jaw fractures
  • Facial Trauma: Lacerations of the scalp, face, and neck
  • Skin injury and growths: Lesions, cancer, moles, cysts and scars

Specialities

Optum’s board-certified cosmetic dermatology team is made up of highly-skilled specialists who have received rigorous training in four different aesthetic specialties:

  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Dermatology and dermatologic surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery

Treatments

We strive to handle every situation and procedure with the utmost care, bringing you the outcome you desire most.

Cosmetic

Breast Augmentation and Reduction

  • Including short scar breast reduction
  • Silicone gel breast augmentation
  • Breast lift (short scar)
  • Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction

Facial Rejuvenation

  • Facial fillers: Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, and Belotero
  • Facelift surgery
  • BOTOX ®injections
  • Blepharoplasty: eyelid lift
  • Endoscopic/open brow lift

Body Reshaping and Rejuvenation

  • Liposuction and Smartlipo – the newest technology is now laser assisted liposuction body contouring, available for the neck, jowls, abdomen, arms and legs
  • CoolTone™
  • Thigh lift
  • Abdominoplasty (standard tummy tuck and high lateral tension)
  • Brachioplasty (arm lift)
  • Buttock augmentation
  • Fat injection
  • Laser
  • Lower body lift

Facial Feature Surgery

  • Rhinoplasty – nose surgery
  • Otoplasty (prominent ears)
  • Otoplasty (prominent ears)
  • Earlobe piercing/repair

 

Corrective and Reconstructive

  • Skin cancer excision and reconstruction
  • Post-cancer breast and TRAM flap reconstruction
  • Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction
  • Facial fracture repair
  • Mohs surgery repair
  • Scare repair
  • Child–friendly stitches

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a common subspecialty of plastic surgery that focuses on the nose. It is often performed to help people breathe better, but also to improve the appearance of the nose.

Optum’s experienced rhinoplasty surgeons will help you maintain a functional airway and durable structure, and create a nose that harmonizes with the face.

Symptoms and conditions that lead to rhinoplasty

  • Breathing Problems (caused by internal constriction of the airways)
  • Cosmetic Revision (deviated septum, or dissatisfaction with the position or size of the nasal bridge or nasal tip)

While people choose rhinoplasty for both medical and cosmetic reasons, it’s important to remember that it is a serious procedure and should be considered carefully.

Rhinoplasty surgeries should only be performed on patients whose noses have stopped growing, which usually happens in the late teens.

Treatment

Optum’s advanced rhinoplasty techniques emphasize more natural results, individualized to each patient’s unique facial features. Before surgery, we’ll create a computer image of your nose to make sure we are aligned on our goals.

We offer two types of surgery:

  • Closed approach: The entire surgery is performed through incisions made inside the nose. This has several advantages including no external incisions, shorter surgeries, and generally less swelling after surgery.
  • Open approach: An additional external incision creates more exposure and allows more precise correction of deformities. We perform many revision surgeries, using extra care to close the external incision so that it is often imperceptible.

Rhinoplasty Procedure Time Frame

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure most commonly performed under general anesthesia. Most rhinoplasties will take 1 to 3 hours. During recovery, swelling of the nose and under the eyes will dissipate rapidly over a few weeks, and most patients only require an over the counter pain medication during recovery.

Medical care and help

Optum’s team of cosmetic surgeons will work closely with you to understand your health condition and the outcome you are looking for.

Visit our providers page to find a cosmetic surgeon near you.

Contact us if you have any questions.