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So I have been wanting to have this procedure for quite some time now but never had the guts to do this until recently. I am finally fed up with having an emotional breakdown whenever I try on swimsuits because nothing ever fits me in a way that makes me feel like a woman, not a little boy. The fact that I love to lift weights doesn't help either. I took the first step and had my consultation...
5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
I really wanted to do something for myself to boost my self esteem and confidence . I looked into Athenix Body Sculpting Institute and saw great reviews. Dr. K. Ciresi was plight and professional he helped me find the right size to fit my body. I could not be happier with the results. I love my new look and so does my husband ????
5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift
I have always liked my breasts and I have always liked fashion just as much! As I got older, I noticed my breasts weren't as perky as they once used to be- making some clothing styles I liked to wear without a bra, not so flattering. I decided, as a gift to myself, I would have a breast lift. So far, I love the results. The scarring is not as bad as I thought it would be, and I am told will...
5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover
The reason I wanted this surgery was due to the fact that I had loose skin from having kids. I then had gained a lot of weight through the years, which made me feel even worse about my body. I lost the weight and that made everything worse. I had multiple years of mental abuse that made me feel ugly, so I decided to have a tummy tuck and breast lift done. I now am seeing my body differently...
5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift
Sore neck, extreme sagging, clothes rarely fit well, interfered with sports/exercise. Results of surgery are wonderful--bathing suit looks so much better. Dr. Ciresi @ Athenix gave me the exact result that I wanted. The scars are minimal and quickly fading. I wish I had done this year's ago! I feel years younger when I look in the mirror or when I shop for clothes.
3 out of 5 stars Chin Liposuction
I'm 23 years old, and I've known at an early age that turkey neck runs in my family. It was starting to show in my early 20's, and I panicked. I hated pictures being taken of me at certain angles, and it drove my boyfriend and family/friends nuts whenever I'd want to "inspect" every picture. The facility informed me about the swelling and head wrap usage, but they didn't tell me there'd be...
5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants
Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted larger breasts. I just didn't feel like my breasts were in proportion to my body. My husband at the time was totally against it. After our divorce, I wanted to do something just for me. I wanted to feel beautiful and sexy. I had heard the commercials for Athenix on the radio. I decided to make a consultation appointment. The Athenix...
5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
I absolutely love my new breast. Very pleased with the results I'm getting. I went from a deflated 34 A-B cup to a beautiful full 34DDD. Decided on Silicone implants after going over the pros & cons of Silicone vs Saline. Having my questions & concerns answered, I'm so glad I went with Silicone, results are amazing, my breast look & feel so natural.
5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck
I had a tummy tuck and body sculpting. I am very happy with the results. The first couple weeks of the recovery were pretty tough, but once that passed, I felt so much better every single day. It was well worth the discomfort and the cost. I had four kids in my twenties, and though I got thin again after each pregnancy, the saggy tummy was still there. This has greatly motivated me to keep...
5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
Staff is very pleasant, organized, and friendly. Dr. Ciresi does an excellent job of listening to the patient with a calm and caring approach. My breast augmentation came out wonderfully. He not only gave me the result I wanted, but he gave me more than I could have dreamed of a very natural and beautiful look.. I highly recommend Dr. Ciresi and his team to anyone seeking great result on...
Dr. Ciresi, MD, FACS, FICS, is double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery & the American Board of Surgery. At Athenix, he brings not only his expertise in facial rejuvenation but also performs a full scope of procedures he has honed in his 22 years of practice.
Awards & Recognition
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BS, Biology and Chemistry, University of St. Thomas, 1979
Medical: University of Minnesota, 1986
Post-Medical School TrainingResidencies:
Plastic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 1993
General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 1991
Treatments offered at Athenix Body Sculpting Institute
- Arm Lift
- Belly Button Surgery
- Body Lift
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Brazilian Butt Lift Revision
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Fat Transfer
- Breast Implant Removal
- Breast Implant Revision
- Breast Implants
- Breast Lift
- Breast Lift with Implants
- Breast Reconstruction
- Breast Reconstruction Revision
- Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap
- Breast Reduction
- Brow Lift
- Buccal Fat Removal
- Butt Augmentation
- Butt Lift
- Cheek Lift
- Chin Implant
- Chin Liposuction
- Chin Surgery
- CO2 Laser
- Collagen Injection
- Ear Lobe Surgery
- Ear Surgery
- Eye Bags Treatment
- Eyelid Retraction Repair
- Eyelid Surgery
- Facelift Revision
- Facial Reconstructive Surgery
- Fat Transfer
- Forehead Lift
- Fractional Laser
Blog Posts and Articles
Several fees contribute to the overall cost of cosmetic surgery. Be certain you understand which fees are included in your quote for the procedure. An office employee may quote only the surgeon's fee when giving you an estimate. This may not include the anesthesiologist's or the operating room fees. If this is the case, you may believe that the cost of your procedure is much lower than it actually is. Fees are surprisingly uniform throughout the United States, with the exception of...
Financial Issues, Part 2 Several fees contribute to the overall cost of cosmetic surgery. Be certain you understand which fees are included in your quote for the procedure. An office employee may quote only the surgeon's fee when giving you an estimate. This may not include the anesthesiologist's or the operating room fees. If this is the case, you may believe that the cost of your procedure is much lower than it actually is. Fees are surprisingly uniform throughout the United States, with...
Consider several financial issues before committing to cosmetic surgery. The most obvious concern is whether you can afford it. Then, does the amount spent correlate with the results obtained? Does it make sense to shop around for the best price? What costs are involved? How can cosmetic surgery be financed? Are there circumstances when insurance pays the bills?Cosmetic Surgery Is a Luxury Item The cost of the cosmetic procedures ranges from $60 to $25,000. At least some procedures are...
Resolve Inner Conflict Many people want cosmetic surgery in order to look and feel better, but they are reluctant to accept the medical risk. They want assurance that surgery will be complication-free and that their cosmetic result will be ideal. No plastic surgeons would make such guarantees, and this may create inner conflict for patients. If you find yourself in this situation, do not proceed with surgery until you are able to fully accept the risks. Another possible source of inner...
Recognize Asymmetry You may have noticed that your own photograph does not look exactly like you. This is because you are accustomed to seeing yourself in a mirror, not in a photograph. A photograph represents your true image, which is the opposite of your mirror image. The images are different because we are all asymmetric. As with the face, the entire human body is typically asymmetric. Because asymmetries can influence your perception of the final result, your surgeon...
Most popular answers from Kevin F. Ciresi, MD, FACS
I am undergoing treatment for cancer & want to know how long I should wait before having cosmetic work done
Good morning,First let me say congratulations on your treatment course thus far. You had very extensive surgery and your oncologic surgeon should be ... READ MORE
Happy New Year,From the photo it looks fairly fresh. The scar will fade and flatten with time. Your surgeon may suggest some silicone strips to help... READ MORE
Is it normal to feel soreness and as if the implant is moving around , after massaging the breast at my two week post op point?
Happy New Year. It is indeed normal that you might feel that way. Some of the normal healing tissues have been disrupted (which is what you want) and... READ MORE
Mepiform is readily available on the Internet.Also, silicone scar strips from any drug store will also do the trick. I personally use the Mepiform as... READ MORE
Good morning,Check with your surgeon, but once they have settled in (around 3 months or so) you should be free to wear what you like!Best wishes! READ MORE
Good morning,What I typically tell my patients is to get close to your goal weight. Say within 10 pounds or so. You are bound to lose fat in your... READ MORE
Excellent results so far!! It is quite normal to swell after a tummy tuck, especially as you increase your activity. As your body adjusts to the... READ MORE
Tummy tuck seroma. My PS isn't draining it anymore but it's still bulging and nasty looking. Is this normal? (Photo)
Good morning. The swelling initially could have been a seroma, but that fluid would normally been straw colored. It appears now things are on the... READ MORE
6 weeks post Facelift: Black mark appeared under the skin in my temple wound, is this spitting stitches? (photo)
Good day,This does look like the dermal stitches may have bled and you are trying to extrude them. This is not dangerous nor an emergency, however... READ MORE
Well this situation seems a bit unusual so far out. Regardless you have said several magic words which most surgeons would insist upon seeing you:... READ MORE
Before and After Photos by Dr. Ciresi
Kevin F. Ciresi, MD, FACS has shared 34 before and after pictures with 51 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.
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