Posts Tagged ‘plastic surgery’

Join our Emory Aesthetic Center Team for a Grand Opening Celebration!

Emory Aesthetic Center Grand OpeningOur Emory family continues to grow, and earlier this year, we were joined by the skilled cosmetic surgery team from Paces Plastic Surgery, who now are part of our multifaceted team at the Emory Aesthetic Center. With our newly expanded team and our new location in the heart of Buckhead, we want to welcome our community to come experience our center and our team at our Grand Opening Celebration!

Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres while touring our facility, including our luxurious spa, on-site operating suites and overnight accommodations. Our multispecialty team of physicians will be available to answer questions about the entire spectrum of plastic surgery and nonsurgical therapies we offer for the face and body.

Breast Augmentation, What are Your Options? Have Your Questions Answered.

breast augmentationChoosing breast augmentation surgery is a big decision, and we know it’s important for you to understand your surgical options, the implants, and what you can expect after the surgery. Join Emory Aesthetic Center’s plastic surgeon, Felmont Eaves, MD, on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 as he helps walk you through the journey. Dr. Eaves will answer all of your questions to ensure you are confidently ready to take the next step. He will be available to answer questions such as:

  • Is breast augmentation right for me?
  • What is the breast augmentation procedure?
  • Are there other options available to me?
  • What can I expect after surgery?
  • What types of breast implants are available and which one(s) are best?
  • What kind of an outcome can I expect?

Welcoming the Paces Plastic Surgery Center to the Emory Healthcare Family!

Paces Plastic Surgery Center Emory PartnershipAt Emory Healthcare we pride ourselves in developing and maintaining outstanding relationships with talented physicians and associates across Atlanta and the state of Georgia. As we continue our efforts to build partnerships to improve patient care, we’re happy to announce the acquisition of the plastic surgery practice of Roderick Hester, MD and Foad Nahai, MD, along with the Paces Plastic Surgery Center, located in Buckhead.

Both Dr. Hester and Dr. Nahai are associate professors of surgery of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University’s School of Medicine.

“Emory Healthcare has a robust plastics and aesthetics practice that focuses primarily on reconstructive surgery,” says Donald Brunn, president and chief operating officer of The Emory Clinic. “This new endeavor will expand the scope of Emory’s clinical practice and will enable patients to receive a full range of coordinated, integrated aesthetics care and services under one comprehensive program and under one roof.”

Emory’s highly trained plastic surgeons provide a variety of surgical services to the Atlanta community, including breast reconstruction; ocular-plastics and ophthalmology; facial plastics and otolaryngology (including head and neck reconstruction) and hand and upper extremity reconstruction.

Our partnership with Dr Hester and Dr. Nahai will be finalized in Spring 2013, at which time the name of the Paces Plastic Surgery Center will change to Emory Aesthetics Center, and the practice will become part of The Emory Clinic’s Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The staff and physicians will continue to meet the highest quality standards and work from one electronic medical record and patient portal system to ensure seamless communications between patients and their physicians

“We look forward to this collaboration as we deliver outstanding services to our patients under the Emory brand,” says Hester. Hester and Nahai are considered by peers to be among the best of the nation’s aesthetic plastic surgeons.

“The benefits of this partnership include helping the center to grow and expand, while offering a wide range of services to patients by skilled health care providers,” Nahai explains.

About the Practice:
Dr. Roderick Hester founded what was then called Paces Plastic Surgery and Recovery Center in 1993. It remains one of the nation’s most comprehensive centers for the care of plastic surgery patients and features state-of-the-art clinical areas, operating rooms and over night recovery suites. The doctors at the Paces Plastic Surgery Center also offer an array of nonsurgical support and treatment services including CoolSculpting™, photofacials, hydrafacials, laser hair removal, facials, chemical peels and more.

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Is There a Difference Between Botox© and Facial Fillers?

Facial Plastic Surgery Web ChatOne of the most frequently asked questions I receive from my patients is, “is there a difference between Botox© and fillers?” This is a very reasonable question since they are both used to treat facial lines and wrinkles, but there is in fact a difference between them.

In general, injectables known as “neuromodulators”or “neurotoxins,” including Botox©, Dysport© and Xeomin©, are used for lines caused by repetitive motion. These lines occur most frequently in the upper region of the face including the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes (“crows feet”). They can also be seen in the area around the lips (“lipstick lines”) or on the sides of the nose (“bunny lines”). When used in small amounts, neuromodulators reduce the activity of muscle contraction, thereby reducing the appearance of lines and softening wrinkles. By reducing muscle contraction, neuromodulators prevent the deepening of lines over time. The effect of these injections usually lasts between 3-4 months.

In comparison to neuromodulators such as Botox©, fillers are used to increase the volume of tissue underneath lines and folds. Usually administered to the lower half of the face, fillers are commonly used on the creases that run from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds). They can also be used to enhance cheekbones, lips and the area under the eyes. Fillers are used to treat lines that develop in tissues that are normally at rest, versus those treated by the neuromodulators as a result of overuse. Results typically last between 4-12 months depending on the severity of the crease, the type of filler used and area of injection.

It’s important to understand that in some cases a facial plastic surgeon may recommend a patient receive both an neuromodulator and filler. For instance, if I see a patient with facial creases that are visible at rest but also deepen with facial expressions, I typically recommend the patient receive both. It’s important to talk through your options with your facial plastic surgeon and ask him or her to walk-through their treatment plan with you.

If you have additional questions on neuromodulators, fillers or anything else related to facial plastic surgery, please join me as I host a live web chat on June 28, 2012. There I will answer any questions about facial plastic surgery from skincare advice to surgical procedures.

About Dr. Anita Sethna
Anita Sethna, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery within the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. She holds clinic at the Emory Facial Center located in Perimeter. Dr. Sethna’s professional goals are to provide her patients with the highest level of care for facial reconstructive as well as cosmetic procedures, maintaining natural and subtle results using surgical and non-surgical interventions. She joined Emory Healthcare in 2010.

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Not Your Standard Facelift

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I’m often asked what makes my facelifts different. Why choose the Emory Facial Center for facial rejuvenation? Our focus is on making patients look naturally more beautiful. We enhance your natural beauty, taking years off your face so that you’re noticeably refreshed and more attractive. What we don’t do is make you look unnaturally “lifted” or stretched—something you see all too often in facelifts.

At Emory, we’re constantly advancing the possibilities of medicine—innovating, learning, teaching new methods as well as perfecting tried-and true-techniques. To achieve a naturally beautiful facelift, a surgeon has to have artistic vision as well as technique. I look at a face and see what could be, and I carefully apply an artist’s touch to every facelift procedure I perform. It’s that artistry, in addition to skill and experience, that truly sets the Emory Facial Center apart.

A youthful face is shaped like an egg. There’s more volume at the top and middle, tapering down to the chin and neck. As women age, the egg flips. The muscles and skin sag, dragging down the jaw line and neck. During facial rejuvenation, I flip the egg, reestablishing a youthful, heart-shaped face. Often, subtle changes can produce spectacular results.

These days, you hear a lot about “mini lifts” and other quick fixes. If you have small problems, perhaps you’re still in your early 40s, a mini lift may be just what you need. If you’re in your mid 50s and you see a sagging, heavy neck when you look in the mirror, a full lift may be the answer. A well-done facelift will take years off your face, leaving you looking and feeling brighter, fresher, and more attractive. I don’t want to make you look like a different person. I want you to restore the most beautiful you.

If you’re thinking about having a facelift and you’d like to learn more, or if you’ve had a lift, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your questions or thoughts in the comments section below.

About the Author:

Seth A. Yellin, MD, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, is the Director of the Emory Facial Center. Dr. Yellin is a nationally recognized expert on creating a “natural look” when performing facial rejuvenation procedures and has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and Fox Television News.