Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery

5.0 out of 5 stars

5.0 stars from 21 reviews

Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery
900 Mohawk St.
Ste. A

Savannah, Georgia 31419

Reviews (21)

Overall rating

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

A Family Atmosphere

I had a wonderful experience with Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery. Dr. Curtsinger and his staff did and excellent job making me feel very comfortable, well informed, & safe. I had a Breast Augmentation Sept. 2016 using the new Teardrop Textured Silicon. I couldn't be more pleased with the results and the follow up care. My trust was well placed in Dr. Curtsinger and his staff. I would...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction - Savannah, GA

Both doctor and staff get high ratings from me. They are awesome.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

"46 Yrs Old,2kids and Wanted My Flat Stomach Back!" - Savannah, GA

Dr.Michael Huntly and his staff were very professional and caring from my initial consultation all the way to the finish line. All of my questions and concerns were answered.

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

LBL with BBL with NO PAIN!!! And I'm Still Losing with Drinking Coffee!!!! - Savannah, GA

Omg! Where do I even start with my doctor and his staff!! They literally made me feel like family. Kathy Connor is his patient coordinator and I just love love her!! Call them and ask for her and I guarantee you will book a surgery there! Dr. Huntly did a phenomenal job! He never once made me feel rushed and even helped the nurse take me out to the parking lot to our vehicle. What doctor do you know that will do that??!! He has the very best bed side manner! Very sweet, and humble hearted!! He really cared about how I felt and what my expectations were. He did everything I ask and more! I promise you ladies if you pick this doctor, you will not regret it at all!! I could go on and on about him, but he has a team of people that work with him that are top notch! All his nurses, which are so many, and his anesthesiologist made me feel so comfortable. I was never left alone in recovery. Every time I woke up in recovery someone was with me!! When I tell you I had NO PAIN, I mean it! Not even an ounce! He used a certain pain shot that lasted for days! I never hurt once! It only cost me 300 extra but it was worth every dime! I would do this again tomorrow without hesitation! If this is something you have been considering, don't wait another minute! Call Dr. Huntly's office today and speak with Kathy Connor! You will not regret it, I'm living proof!! I lived all the way on the west coast and I sent all my pictures email then set up consultation spoke with them and booked my surgery! You can also use care credit interest free for two years! Send me a message if you have any more questions about my surgery or my doctor:)

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

61 Year Old Female (Julie) - Savannah, GA & Bluffton, SC

Dr. Huntley has an amazing staff starting with his scheduling consultant, his nursing staff, his operating nurse assistants (Kathy , Maria, and I am admitting to my memory malfunction in remembering the absolutely terrific nurse assistant's name in surgery , I'll claim "chemo brain" (a darling, efficient , red haired nurse)

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

35 Years Old, Three Kids- A Must Have!! - Savannah, GA

Dr. Huntly and Staff are very friendly, helpful and professional.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Full Tummy Tuck and Vaser Liposuction for 64 Yr Old with Bulging Belly, Heavy Thighs, Flanks - Savannah, GA

I have been asked to add more to my review -- I don't know how I can say MORE about my outstanding experience with Dr Michael Huntly at COASTAL EMPIRE PLASTIC SURGERY. He has a team dedicated to him and his patients. Dr Huntly will call me personally if anything made me uncomfortable. He is highly professional, and a gifted surgeon. His ability to visualize how someone's body should or could look is quite astounding. I'm sooooo happy after only 4 weeks so it can only get better than this. I am thrilled to wear shorts again. Thrilled to look fit with a curvy figure that my husband is so delighted with, although he had in no way found problems with my appearance before. I did this for ME. It was worth every penny. The entire team is so dedicated and I believe it is through Dr. Huntly's deep dedication to his patients and the achievement of the very best outcomes. We are THRILLED!!! Actually looking forward with excitement to the next phase of my makeover: correction of some aging changes in my face and eyes, and most importantly for me: trying to improve my profile which has always upset me with a set-back chin and seeming lack of distance from chin to neck. Dr Huntly feels he can make the necessary changes and I would trust him for any aspect of my care, especially knowing his team is 100% with him!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

TT/BBL combo- necrosis, debribement, wound vac... Nightmare OVER!!

Dr. Huntly and his staff have been wonderful. Our initial contact was over the phone until my preop appt. He was very gentle and took his time with me. The surgery day was a blur but heard him call and check on me early the next morning. His skillset is impeccable. He took what a gave him and has turned me into a curvy masterpiece. I can tell that 6 mo down the road I will look amazing! I would highly recommend him to anyone!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Age 57, 5'3" 120lbs, Breast Augmentation and Abdominoplasty

Let me begin my review by saying that I am grateful and thankful for Dr. Luke Curtsinger and his staff for making my "dream body" come true. I started my weight loss journey on January 14, 2016 (weight 168). I had a consult with Dr. Curtsinger on July 7, 2016 for my torn earlobe and since I was there I wanted information on breast augmentation. After talking with him, I immediately knew...

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Curtsinger and team

After thousands spent on Botox and filler, I took the surgery plunge. Dr. Curtsinger and his staff are A+. I had upper eyelid surgery and endo. lateral forehead lift. i can't praise enough. After pic is 10 days post surgery. Anyone living within 200 miles should at least have a consult first with this Dr. and his team. Many thanks Guys!! Special shout out also to Nurses Karen and Angie.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Finally They Are out - Savannah, GA

Dr McGovern is fabulous, as is her assistant/nurse Stacie. They are generous with their time and very knowledgable. They listen closely and seem to really care. (McGovern is a master of fillers, incidentally, very conservative and cautious. And she's excellent at placing Dysport in just the right places for TMJ pain. But that's a different review.)

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

41 Yrs Old, 3 Boys That Developed Diastasis Recti After my Last Pregnancy. - Savannah, GA

I had the most wonderful experience and the most caring staff. Everybody in my Dr's office is great. They treat you like if they known you for ever and you can see that they really care about you. They make me feel like Im the most beautiful person in the world. Dr. McGovern has a great personality she is absolutely down to earth and she will tell you what is best for you. Stacie is an awesome nurse, she will answer all your phone calls and will reassure you that everything is ok. Isa is a great person as well, always in a good mood. The anesthesiologist OMG she is an awesome person, that was my biggest fear and she answer all my questions and made me feel so much better and relaxed... Even the 2 nurses that spent the first night with me were great. I have nothing but positive things to say about this practice. I will recommend them to all of my good friends...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Great Experience! - Savannah, GA

Dr. Curtsinger and his staff at Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery are wonderful! I felt very comfortable to ask questions and they took great care of me on my day of surgery. I went from an A Cup to a small C Cup with 300cc Moderate+ Silicone Implants. Everything went great and I'm very happy with the results!

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

A+++ Experience - Savannah, GA

Awesome, Professional, Very Knowledgeable, and Caring.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

From the Consultation to the Post-op Visit, Dr. Surpassed Any Expectations of Surgery. Absolutely Love my Results - Savannah, GA

Dr. Curtsinger, his nurses, and his staff are proficient, conscientious, down to earth, and simply excellent at what they do!! Dr.Curtsinger asnwered every question and reservation about surgery- he even gave me his personal cell number and called me after hours. He also gives military discounts!!!

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

Ecstatic Over My Results - Savannah, GA

Dr. Curtsinger and his team were very warm and friendly and immediately put me at ease. Has excellent bed side manner and after care is great.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Amazing Plastic Surgeon That Truly Cares About His Patients. A++ - Savannah, GA

Dr. Curtsinger and his staff are amazing! They truly helped ensure every step of my procedure was nothing less than perfect! HE was very informative and knowledgeable. This was a big decision for me and the staff ensured I wasn't rushed into a decision that wasn't a wise one. If you are looking for a true perfectionist look no further.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

24 Yr Old Saline Implants After Baby - Savannah, GA

Doctor curtsinger did an OUTSTANDING job. His office and coworkers are very welcoming and nice. I discontinued my search for a plastic surgeon after my consultation. He worked with me and explored all my options. He was there every step of the way. Most of all he gave me my self-confidence back!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

B-Cup to a D-Cup - Savannah, GA

Dr. Curtsinger and his staff were extremely polite and helpful! I had no doubt after my first consultation that I would be using him as my dr. I had an amazing experience and would do it over again if need be! You won't be upset if you go to see Dr. Curtsinger and his staff!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

28 Year Old, 32F Needed Breast Reduction for Back Pain - Savannah, GA

Dr. Curtsinger and his staff were knowledgeable, honest, open to questions, and friendly. They were rarely late for their appointments, and I always felt like I was the priority. I can tell they are quite busy, but they are able to work me into their schedule with no problems.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

24 Year Old with Small Breast in Desperate Need of a Natural Looking Breast Augmentation - Savannah, GA

Dr Curtsinger and his staff were awesome and very professional. They worked with me and were patient, honest and open about the surgery and results. I was so pleased with them and constantly tell people to use them in the Savannah area!

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Curtsinger and team

After thousands spent on Botox and filler, I took the surgery plunge. Dr. Curtsinger and his staff are A+. I had upper eyelid surgery and endo. lateral forehead lift. i can't praise enough. After pic is 10 days post surgery. Anyone living within 200 miles should at least have a consult first with this Dr. and his team. Many thanks Guys!! Special shout out also to Nurses Karen and Angie.

Treatments (144)

Age Spots Treatment

90% Worth It Rating

Age spots are patches of hyperpigmented skin. They can be treated in a number of different ways: laser resurfacing, chemical peel, dermabrasion, and more.

AlloDerm

67% Worth It Rating

Alloderm is an implant made from donated human tissue. It's most often used in breast reconstruction surgery following breast cancer.

Arm Lift

93% Worth It Rating

An arm lift (also known as brachioplasty) tightens loose skin under the arm that creates what many call a "bat wing" appearance. It's frequently performed on those who have sagging skin due to massive loss weight or natural aging. The procedure is often performed in conjunction with liposuction to get rid of excess fat.

Belly Button Surgery

96% Worth It Rating

Belly button surgery, or umbilicoplasty, is a procedure that changes the appearance or shape of the belly button. It can be performed alone or as part of another surgery such as atummy tuck orbody lift. Depending on how much skin is removed in these procedures, a new belly button may need to be surgically created.

Blue Peel

58% Worth It Rating

An Obagi Blue Peel is a type of in-office chemical peel and skin care system used to treat blemishes, facial lines, scars, uneven pigmentation, and acne.

Body Lift

97% Worth It Rating

A body lift combines various procedures—frequently a butt lift, thigh lift, and tummy tuck—to lift and removeexcessiveskin. The procedure is typically performed following massive weight loss that has left skin stretched and saggy.

Brazilian Butt Lift

93% Worth It Rating

A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) uses a person's own fat to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks. A plastic surgeon first performs liposuction to remove fat from other areas of the body (often the stomach, hips, and thighs), then injects that fat into the backside. Additional liposuction can be done around the butt to improve the appearance of lift and contour.

Butt Augmentation

81% Worth It Rating

Butt augmentation refers to any procedure that increases size or restores volume to the behind. These procedures include implants and the Brazilian butt lift, which uses a person's own fat to enhance the buttocks.

Butt Lift

85% Worth It Rating

Butt lift surgery removes sagging skin caused by extreme weight loss or aging, giving the butt a tighter, firmer appearance.

CO2 Laser

82% Worth It Rating

The CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide laser used in skin resurfacing. Its effects are similar to those of chemical peels and dermabrasion, except it removes skin layers by vaporization rather than with chemicals or a sanding device.

Cellfina

89% Worth It Rating

Cellfina is an FDA-cleared minimally invasive procedure which is used to improve the appearance of cellulite for at least a year. Cellulite is caused by connective bands that are woven throughout the underlying fat, pulling the skin down and creating dimpling. Cellfina’s technology addresses this by breaking up the bands and releasing them, allowing the skin to snap back and smooth itself out. Cellfina is only available in the U.S. >

Cellulite Treatment

68% Worth It Rating

Cellulite is caused by fat pockets protruding between layers of connective tissue beneath the skin. Treatment is challenging, but new technology, likeCellfina, holds promise.

Chemical Peel

80% Worth It Rating

Chemical peels remove old skin so that new layers can grow in their place. This controlled removal ranges in strength, from superficial peels that use mild acids to deep peels that penetrate several layers of skin. Depending the type of peel you get, you might have a reaction similar to a sunburn, which may involve scaling, swelling, and blisters. This may last anywhere from three to 14 days, after which time your skin should be smoother, brighter, and softer.

Clitoral Hood Reduction

89% Worth It Rating

By reducing the length and projection of the skin around the clitoris, this surgery, also known as a hoodectomy, makes a small change that can mean a big difference. It may be paired with a vaginoplasty.

Fat Transfer

78% Worth It Rating

Fat transfer (also known as fat grafting) is a process that involves harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body, purifying them, and them injecting them into the treatment site. This is done to increase the volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, breasts, and butt. Fat transfer can also help reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars. While results are long-lasting, they should not be considered permanent.

Fractional Laser

74% Worth It Rating

Fractional lasers are used in skin resurfacing—to minimize wrinkles, help reverse sun damage, and generally improve skin's appearance.

Hyperhidrosis Treatment

88% Worth It Rating

There are several treatments available for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, including underarm Botox injections and miraDry.

IPL

67% Worth It Rating

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used in various skin treatments, including hair removal and photofacials. A handheld flashgun is passed across the skin, delivering a spectral range of light that targets the hair or skin issue. These types of treatments may also be calledlaser skin rejuvenation, photorejuvenation, orlaser resurfacing.

Kybella

80% Worth It Rating

Kybellais a non-surgical injectablefor reducingmoderate to severe fat below the chin, the area commonly known as a"double chin."The injection contains a naturally occurring substance in the body,deoxycholic acid,which helps the body absorb fat cells. When properly injected, Kybella destroys fat cells. The FDA approved Kybella as a treatment for adults with submental fat in 2015.Using Kybella for treatment on areas other than the double chin is not approved or recommended. The treatment is calledBelkyra in Canada, Australia, and U.K.

Labiaplasty

95% Worth It Rating

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess tissue from the labia, either for cosmetic reasons or for women who feel physical discomfort due to enlarged or elongated labia. When combined with vaginoplasty, this procedure may also be known as vaginal rejuvenation. >

Laser Liposuction

85% Worth It Rating

Laser liposuction is a variation on traditional liposuction that uses low-wave laser energy to liquefy fat before it's removed through a thin tube called a cannula. This technique makes the fat easier to remove, resulting in a less aggressive procedure, which may lead to faster recovery times. In areas with thin layers of fat, like the face and the neck, the cannula might not be used at all. In this case, the liquefied fat is absorbed and naturally eliminated by the body. The procedure is not intended to significantly reduce weight, but to address fat that isresistant to diet and exercise.

Laser Peel

75% Worth It Rating

In a laser peel, the top few layers of skin are removed to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath.

Laser Surgery

77% Worth It Rating

Lasers are used in cosmetic procedures for everything from skin resurfacing to teeth whitening to liposuction to vision correction. All lasers are either ablative or non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of your skin, and treatments typically require some recovery time while skin heals. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive, and use heat to stimulate cells to thicken the underlying collagen resulting in improved skin tone and elasticity.

Laser Treatment

84% Worth It Rating

Lasers can be used for several cosmetic procedures, including skin resurfacing, teeth whitening, liposuction, and vision correction. Lasers come in two forms: Ablative, which remove the top layer of skin, and non-ablative, which are less invasive and use heat to stimulate cells to improve underlying collagen.

Lipodissolve

35% Worth It Rating

Lipodissolve is not approved by the FDA. The treatment is designed to target fat cells, but its safety and efficacy has been questioned, especially by the FDA.

Lipoma Removal

96% Worth It Rating

A non-cancerous fatty growth, a lipoma can be removed with surgery. These benign tumors are soft, movable, and often painless. This procedurecan also be called a lipoma excision or lipoma treatment surgery.

Liposculpture

91% Worth It Rating

Like liposuction, liposculpture is a surgical procedure that improves body contour by removing fat cells between the skin and underlying muscles. The difference is that liposculpture typically involves removing or leaving fat in specific areas to create the appearance of muscle definition. When performed on the abs, this technique is commonly referred to as abdominal etching. >

Liposuction

89% Worth It Rating

Liposuction is an invasive procedure used to remove areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Thin tubes called cannulas are inserted into the body, dislodging fat cells and suctioning them out. Lipo can be performed on various body parts, including the abdomen and waist, hips and thighs, and cheeks, chin, and neck. It's important to note that liposuction is intended to improve body contour and not to significantly reduce weight, cellulite, or sagging skin.

Lux 1540

56% Worth It Rating

The Lux1540 is a fractional laser resurfacing treatment used to treat wrinkles, acne scarring and other skin imperfections. It's a Fraxel competitor that has been reported to be less expensive.

Male Tummy Tuck

97% Worth It Rating

Men undergo this tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, to remove excess skin after significant weight loss.

Melasma Treatment

71% Worth It Rating

Melasma is a discoloration—marked by brown spots and uneven pigmentation—commonly found on the face. Treatment options include chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser, IPL, and more.

Mini Tummy Tuck

90% Worth It Rating

Like a traditional tummy tuck, the mini removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen. However, this procedure focuses only on the area below the belly button, not the entire abdomen. This is often performed on women who have mild sagging or post-baby pooch, stretch marks from pregnancy, or C-section scarring. It can also be called a mini-abdominoplasty.

Mole Removal

91% Worth It Rating

Moles can be removed for aesthetic or medical reasons, especially if there are signs of melanoma. Mole removal uses one of three methods: a shave excision (cutting it off with a sharp scalpel blade); a punch excision (a small apparatus is placed over the mole and "twists" it out); or a surgical excision for larger moles.

Mommy Makeover

98% Worth It Rating

The mommy makeover (also known as a mummy makeover in the UK)is a combination of procedures designed to restore various parts of the body, particularly after pregnancy. It commonly includes a tummy tuck (to remove loose skin in the abdomen) and breast augmentation or a breast lift (to address breasts that have deflated or sagged). Liposuction may also be performed to help with body contouring.

Monsplasty

100% Worth It Rating

To address sagging skin in the pubic area, a monsplasty tightens the underlying muscle and removes excess skin. It may be combined with a tummy tuck or body lift.

Neck Lift

95% Worth It Rating

A neck lift addresses wrinkles and sagging skin on the neck caused by aging or weight loss. The procedure removes excess skin, tightens underlying muscles, and improves the contour of the jawline. The surgery is typically performed in conjunction with a facelift, but it can be done as a stand-alone treatment. A neck lift could also be called neck rejuvenation, minineck lift, suspension neck lift, lower face and neck lift, or weekend neck lift (U.S.);trampoline neck lift or platysmaplasty (UK); or aneck and lower facelift (Australia).

Non-Surgical Neck Lift

92% Worth It Rating

It isunlikely thata non-surgical neck lift will achieve thesame results as surgery, but there are several non-invasive options. Doctors typically recommend procedures like Ultherapy (ultrasound),ThermiTight, and Thermage (both radiofrequency) to get a rejuvenated look.

Panniculectomy

98% Worth It Rating

A panniculectomy removes the pannus, or the hanging flap of loose skin and fat, from the abdomen. Unlike a tummy tuck, this surgery does not tighten abdominal muscles.

Salicylic Peel

93% Worth It Rating

This form of beta hydroxy acid is a chemical peel that can help fight acne for the blemish-prone public.

Scar Removal

89% Worth It Rating

Although scars cannot be removed completely, they can be made less visible. Non-surgical methods include injectable fillers for concave scars, light therapy, lasers, dermabrasion, and chemical peels. Deeper scars require surgery.

Scars Treatment

89% Worth It Rating

Got a scar you’d like gone? Treatments to remove them differ based on the particular scar’s size, texture, and location (that includes any marks left by acne). Plan to hear about laser resurfacing, injectable fillers, and microdermabrasion.

SculpSure

73% Worth It Rating

SculpSure is a non-surgical laser treatment for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas like the abdomen,love handles,back, andinner and outer thighs. Each treatment takes 25 minutes, is minimally painful, and requires no downtime. Most patients need a series of treatments to achieve their desired results.

Skin Lightening

78% Worth It Rating

Also referred to as skin bleaching or skin whitening, skin lightening attempts to change skin color by using a topical bleach or other combination of chemicals to lessen the skin’s concentration of melanin..

Smart Lipo

82% Worth It Rating

Smart Lipo is a variation on traditional liposuction that uses laser energy to liquefy fat before it's removed through a thin tube called a cannula. This technique makes the fat easier to remove, making Smart Lipo a less aggressive procedure that may have a faster recovery timeline. In areas with thin layers of fat, like the face and the neck, the cannula might not be used at all. In this case, the liquefied fat is absorbed and naturally eliminated by the body. The procedure is not intended to significantly reduce weight, but to address fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise. This procedure may also be referred to asSmartlipo Laser Lipolysis orLaser Lypolysis.

SmartLipo MPX

84% Worth It Rating

Smartlipo MPX is a specific brand of laser lipo treatment that uses two different wavelengths for body contouring.

Stretch Marks Treatment

79% Worth It Rating

From puberty to pregnancy, stretch marks can occur at any time of life for a variety of reasons. Ways to remove these pesky marks include topical creams and tummy tucks.

TCA Peel

73% Worth It Rating

The TCA chemical peel uses trichloroacetic acid to dry the top layers of skin so they peel off over a period of several days. The treatment is used to reduce discoloration, improve melasma, and reduce fine lines.

Tattoo Removal

88% Worth It Rating

There are many options for those who want to get rid of a tattoo, including lasers, dermabrasion, or excision. Lasers are by far the most popular methods, with leading technologies including PicoSure and PicoWay.

ThermiVa

93% Worth It Rating

ThermiVa is a non-surgical vaginal tightening treatment for women who want to reclaim what childbirth or aging may have taken away. Using the same technology that’s used in ThermiTight and ThermiSmooth, radiofrequency energy is sent to the desired area (internally or externally), heating the tissue and stimulating the body’s own collagen. ThermiVa is performed in three treatments over the course of three months.

Thigh Lift

90% Worth It Rating

Thigh lift is a surgical procedure that reshapes the inner and outer thighs by removing excess skin and fat. The surgery may also include liposuction and other body lifts, and also reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Tumescent Liposuction

88% Worth It Rating

Tumescent liposuction is a body-sculpting procedure that injects a large volume of fluid with local anesthetic and adrenaline into the tissue. This process shrinks capillaries, which reduces bleeding, and hardens fat, making it easier to remove. It is the preferred method of nearly all plastic surgeons performing liposuction, as it also reduces recovery time.

Tummy Tuck

97% Worth It Rating

Abdominoplasty (commonly known as a tummy tuck) removes excess skin and fat around the stomach while tightening the abdominal wall. The surgery is frequently performed after pregnancy or weight loss, when the skin has become stretched or saggy. A new belly button may need to be surgically created by umbilicoplasty. Other procedures such as liposuction or breast augmentation are often performed at the same time. This is commonly referred to as a mommy makeover.

Tummy Tuck Revision

93% Worth It Rating

Also called secondary tummy tucks, revisions are done for several reasons including weight gain or loss, pregnancy, or dissatisfaction from the first surgery.

UltraShape

82% Worth It Rating

UltraShape is a non-invasive body contouring procedure that’s FDA-cleared to treat areas of fat on the stomach, hips, and thighs that have been resistant to diet and exercise. The machine delivers ultrasound technology through a hand-held device placed on the targeted area, which causes fat to burst and be eliminated through the body's natural metabolic process.

VASER Shape

65% Worth It Rating

A combination of ultrasound and massage therapies, VASERshape is used to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite on the abdomen, love handles, back, arms, hips, buttocks, thighs and knees.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

92% Worth It Rating

Vaginal rejuvenation is essentially a facelift for the vulva and vagina. It often combines a vaginoplasty (tightening of the vaginal wall, specifically at the entry point to the vagina) and labiaplasty (labia reduction) to improve its outer appearance for a refreshed look and feel.

Vaser Liposuction

88% Worth It Rating

Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound energy to melt fat before it isremoved through a thin tube called a cannula. This technique makes the fat easier to remove and may be especially useful in areas with larger volumes or denser fat. It also results in a less-aggressive procedure, which may lead to faster recovery times. This method does pose a risk for burns, and as with traditional liposuction, it's not intended to significantly reduce weight, but to address fat that isresistant to diet and exercise.

Velashape

45% Worth It Rating

VelaShape III is a non-invasive body shaping treatment used to reduce cellulite, as well as slim the area around the stomach, hips, and thighs. The machine combines four different technologies — infrared, bi-polar radio frequency, pulsed vacuum, and massage rollers — to improve skin texture and reduce overall volume of the treated area. You have the option to undergo one longer treatment session or three shorter ones.

Velasmooth

38% Worth It Rating

VelaSmooth uses ultrasound and massage to heat up fat cells and improve skin's elasticity, which can temporarily remove cellulite.

eMatrix

63% Worth It Rating

eMatrix (aka Matrix Skin) is a skin resurfacing treatment that is marketed as dark-skin friendly. The treatments usually involves three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

miraDry

91% Worth It Rating

FDA-cleared for excessive underarm sweating, miraDry is a non-invasive treatment that uses microwave energy to permanently destroy sweat glands.

Acne Scars Treatment

89% Worth It Rating

Acne treatments refer to any method used to lessen acne, both non-inflammatory (blackheads, whiteheads, and milia), or inflammatory (pustules, papules, nodules and cysts). Treatments can include topicals that include retinoids, like Retin-A, or a prescription oral medication like Accutane. Other common treatments include: salicylic acid peels, laser and LED therapies, photodynamic therapy (Levulan), Fraxel laser, and intense pulsed light (IPL).

Age Spots Treatment

90% Worth It Rating

Age spots are patches of hyperpigmented skin. They can be treated in a number of different ways: laser resurfacing, chemical peel, dermabrasion, and more.

ArteFill

73% Worth It Rating

Artefill is an FDA-approved,collagen-basedfillerused to correct the appearance ofsmile lines or treat acne scars on cheeks. The product was rebranded asthe nameBellafill, except inthe UK and Australia where it's still sold as Artefill.

Belotero

85% Worth It Rating

An FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based injectable filler, Belotero temporarily adds volume to the face and smooths skin, much like Restylane and Juvederm.

Blue Peel

58% Worth It Rating

An Obagi Blue Peel is a type of in-office chemical peel and skin care system used to treat blemishes, facial lines, scars, uneven pigmentation, and acne.

Botox

89% Worth It Rating

Botox (also known asVistabel outside the U.S. and the U.K.)is an injection that temporarily relaxes facial muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent new lines from forming. Common injection sites include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin. Botox can also be used for a wide variety of other conditions, including migraines, excessive sweating, and psoriasis.

Botox for Migraines

82% Worth It Rating

Botox is FDA-approved for treating migraine headaches. Chronic migraines are those that regularly occur more than 14 days per month. Botox will not cure migraines, but may offer relief from pain.

Brow Lift

86% Worth It Rating

Brow lift refers to any procedure that lifts the eyebrows, including a forehead lift. It is a surgery that usually involves an incision at the hairline to smooth and tighten the skin.

CO2 Laser

82% Worth It Rating

The CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide laser used in skin resurfacing. Its effects are similar to those of chemical peels and dermabrasion, except it removes skin layers by vaporization rather than with chemicals or a sanding device.

Cheek Augmentation

79% Worth It Rating

Cheek augmentation fillsout sunken cheeks and changes the contour of the face. Some add synthetic implants while others useinjectable fillers or fat transfers for a more rounded appearance.

Cheek Lift

76% Worth It Rating

The mid-face lift or cheek lift is a surgical procedure that corrects under-eye puffiness, indentations of the upper cheek, and prominent nasal folds.

Chemical Peel

80% Worth It Rating

Chemical peels remove old skin so that new layers can grow in their place. This controlled removal ranges in strength, from superficial peels that use mild acids to deep peels that penetrate several layers of skin. Depending the type of peel you get, you might have a reaction similar to a sunburn, which may involve scaling, swelling, and blisters. This may last anywhere from three to 14 days, after which time your skin should be smoother, brighter, and softer.

Chin Implant

82% Worth It Rating

A chin implant is one of two ways the chin may be reshaped through surgery. The other, called sliding genioplasty, uses your own bone to augment the chin and therefore doesn't involve inserting a synthetic implant under the skin. Chin augmentations are often performed at the same time as rhinoplasty to have the most impact on your profile.

Chin Liposuction

92% Worth It Rating

Chin liposuction, also called submental liposuction, reduces excess fat under the chin, neck and jowls. Patients with good skin elasticity are good candidates. The procedure requires local anesthesia and a chin strap garment.

Chin Surgery

91% Worth It Rating

Chin surgery (genioplasty) can change the shape, height, or size of the chin. Chin implants are the most common type of chin surgery.

Deep Plane Facelift

93% Worth It Rating

A deep plane facelift goes deeper than a traditional facelift and is targeted at the midface. Tightening happens below the muscular and soft tissue layer (also known as the SMAS). For this reason, the deep plane facelift also carries a higher risk of nerve damage.

Dermabrasion

80% Worth It Rating

Dermabrasion is the process of surgically scraping the skin to help lessen the appearance of scars, wrinkles, pigmentation, and pre-cancerous lesions.

Dysport

77% Worth It Rating

Dysport is an FDA-approved, prescription injection for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults under 65. Results typically last for four to six months, though they can sometimes last for a year. Azzalure is adapted from Dysport and available in the U.K. and Europefor the treatment of crow’s feet as well as frown lines between the eyebrows.

Ear Lobe Surgery

97% Worth It Rating

Earlobe surgery or repair is a reconstructive plastic surgery procedure performed to restore the appearance of earlobes that have been torn or stretched due to ear tearing, trauma, or piercing, including the insertion of ear gauges. This can also be calledearlobe reconstructive surgery or split earlobe repair (U.K.).

Ear Surgery

94% Worth It Rating

Ear surgery, also called otoplasty or ear pinning, surgically moves the ears closer to the head. This surgery permanently corrects protruding ears and brings them into better proportion with the face.

Eyelid Surgery

91% Worth It Rating

Blepharoplasty (more commonly known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift) tightens or removes excess sagging skin around the eyes, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance. The procedure may also be used to create a crease where one is missing, such as with Asian eyelid surgery.

Facelift

94% Worth It Rating

A facelift reduces wrinkles and sagging skin on the face and neck caused by aging or weight loss. The procedure removes excess skin, tightens the underlying muscles, and redrapes the skin in a higher position. The results go beyond what can be expected from wrinkle-fighting injections like Botox. Different types of lifts, such as cheek lifts or mini lifts, address specific concerns.

Facelift Revision

93% Worth It Rating

A revision facelift (sometimes called a secondary facelift) is performed to correct complications from a previousfacelift, or problems that have developed due to aging and sun damage since the original procedure.The most common reasons people request a revision facelift include sagging neck, hollow eyes, flat cheeks, low eyebrows, and distorted earlobes.

Facial

97% Worth It Rating

Facials are more intensive face treatments (not medical grade) usually performed in a day spa. These are intended to improve circulation, exfoliate, moisturize, and help with other common skin problems, like aging, dry skin, and acne.

Facial Reconstructive Surgery

96% Worth It Rating

Facial reconstructive surgery is any surgery that restores facial features. These surgeries can repair disfigurement, burns, trauma, abnormal development, or any other facial deformity.

Fat Transfer

78% Worth It Rating

Fat transfer (also known as fat grafting) is a process that involves harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body, purifying them, and them injecting them into the treatment site. This is done to increase the volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, breasts, and butt. Fat transfer can also help reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars. While results are long-lasting, they should not be considered permanent.

Forehead Lift

89% Worth It Rating

In a forehead lift (or brow lift) a plastic surgeon creates small incisions in the hairline and raises sagging brow lines in order to remove deep wrinkles and other signs of aging, with results that can last for years.

Fractional Laser

74% Worth It Rating

Fractional lasers are used in skin resurfacing—to minimize wrinkles, help reverse sun damage, and generally improve skin's appearance.

Glycolic Peel

83% Worth It Rating

A glycolic peel, or alpha hydroxy acid peel, removes thetop layer of skin, prompting the production of new collagen and elastin.

Halo Laser

87% Worth It Rating

The Halo hybrid fractional laser uses a combination of wavelengths to repair the visible signs of aging, sun damage, discoloration, enlarged pores, and uneven skin tone. As the Halo handpiece is rolled over the skin, one laser targets the top layer while the other targets the bottom layer. Halo is intended to rejuvenate the skinwith minimal downtime.

IPL

67% Worth It Rating

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used in various skin treatments, including hair removal and photofacials. A handheld flashgun is passed across the skin, delivering a spectral range of light that targets the hair or skin issue. These types of treatments may also be calledlaser skin rejuvenation, photorejuvenation, orlaser resurfacing.

Infini RF

79% Worth It Rating

Infini RF is a minimally invasive treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, and sagging skin. A handheld device with microneedles is pressed against the skin, sending radiofrequency energy to multiple layers below the surface. The combination of microneedling and RF energy stimulates the body's natural collagen and healing processes, without the downtime of more invasive procedures.

Juvederm

83% Worth It Rating

Juvéderm is an FDA-approved collection of injectable fillers used for a variety of reasons, including lifting the cheeks, smoothing marionette lines around the mouth, and plumping the lips. It may also be used to fill pitted acne scars or reduce the appearance of aging hands. Juvéderm fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between nine months to a year.

Laser Peel

75% Worth It Rating

In a laser peel, the top few layers of skin are removed to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath.

Laser Resurfacing

80% Worth It Rating

Laser resurfacing uses an intense light beam to treat several skin issues, from acne scars to age spots. There are two categories of lasers: Ablative, which removes thin layers of skin and is more invasive, and nonablative, less invasive lasers that tighten skin and stimulate collagen.

Laser Surgery

77% Worth It Rating

Lasers are used in cosmetic procedures for everything from skin resurfacing to teeth whitening to liposuction to vision correction. All lasers are either ablative or non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of your skin, and treatments typically require some recovery time while skin heals. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive, and use heat to stimulate cells to thicken the underlying collagen resulting in improved skin tone and elasticity.

Laser Treatment

84% Worth It Rating

Lasers can be used for several cosmetic procedures, including skin resurfacing, teeth whitening, liposuction, and vision correction. Lasers come in two forms: Ablative, which remove the top layer of skin, and non-ablative, which are less invasive and use heat to stimulate cells to improve underlying collagen.

Lip Augmentation

87% Worth It Rating

Lip augmentation increases the fullness of the lips, using one of a variety of surgical or minimally invasive techniques. While the most popular methods use fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm, fat grafts, and lip implants may also be options.

Lip Implants

79% Worth It Rating

You can get fuller lips with implants made from saline or silicone.

Lip Lift

86% Worth It Rating

A lip lift is a surgical procedure that can reshape and add volume to thin or aging lips. This procedure increases fullness in the upper or lower lip by reshaping them to increase the prominence of the lip line, or enhance the facial area above to a more aesthetically pleasing shape. There are a several variations of lip lifts that can affect color, shape, or both.

Lip Surgery

84% Worth It Rating

From augmentations and reductions to scar corrections and cleft lip surgeries, there are many procedures available that can correct lip imperfections.

Liquid Facelift

98% Worth It Rating

The "liquid facelift" restores facial volume, reduces wrinkles, and provides a degree of facial rejuvenation. The liquid is typically an injectable filler (Restylane, Juvederm and others) in conjunction with Botox which relax facial lines

Lower Face Lift

96% Worth It Rating

A lower facelift addresses wrinkles and sagging skin on the bottom third of the face. The procedure removes excess skin, tightens the underlying muscles, and improves the contour of the jawline. While the procedure won't deliver the effects of a full facelift, benefits included a shorter scar and a quicker recovery time. This procedure can also be called a mini facelift.

Lux 1540

56% Worth It Rating

The Lux1540 is a fractional laser resurfacing treatment used to treat wrinkles, acne scarring and other skin imperfections. It's a Fraxel competitor that has been reported to be less expensive.

MACS Facelift

86% Worth It Rating

MACS is an acronym for "Minimal Access Cranial Suspension", a facelift technique that promises skin rejuvenation benefits similar to that of a traditional facelift, but with less invasive surgery and a smaller scar. Know before you go: The MACS facelift does not address neck issues.

Melasma Treatment

71% Worth It Rating

Melasma is a discoloration—marked by brown spots and uneven pigmentation—commonly found on the face. Treatment options include chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser, IPL, and more.

Microneedling

91% Worth It Rating

Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive treatment to rejuvenate the skin. A device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. Results can include improved texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks. Microneedling may also be combined with a topical treatment, like PRP (platelet rich plasma)or another vitamin-rich serum.

Mini Lift

92% Worth It Rating

Like a facelift, a mini lift addresses wrinkles and sagging skin on the face. The primary difference is that a mini lift targetsthe cheeks and jowls, and not the upper face. While the procedure won't deliver the effects of a full facelift, benefits included a shorter scar and a quicker recovery time.

Non Surgical Face Lift

83% Worth It Rating

Those worried about going under the knife may be able to lift and firm without surgery by using popular fillers like Restylane or Radiesse, laser treatments, and even alternative medical procedures like acupuncture.

Non Surgical Nose Job

93% Worth It Rating

Those not interested in a traditional, invasive nose job may decide on the non-surgical option. This procedure makes use of injectable fillers such as Radiesse or Juvederm to smooth out bumps and humps and, at times, correct breathing issues.

Nose Surgery

90% Worth It Rating

Nose surgery refers to any surgical procedure (rhinoplasty/nose job,septoplasty, etc.) that reshapes,resizes, or repairs the nose. It can correct a variety of concerns, including a visible bump on the nasal bridge, a droopy or enlarged nasal tip, a nose that's off-center or crooked, asymmetry due to injury, or a deviated septum. Those who don't want to undergo surgery may consider using fillers to smooth out humps and bumps. Learn more.

Perlane

79% Worth It Rating

Perlane is an injectable filler used to treat facial folds, wrinkles, and lips. Some have used Perlane to augment the chin and cheeks as well. In July 2015, Perlane was rebranded asRestylane Lyft and FDA approved to correct both smile lines and loss of volume in the cheeks.

Photodynamic Therapy

87% Worth It Rating

This non-invasive procedure was created to increase cell turnover and stimulate collagen production in an effort to treat sun damage, severe acne, and even superficial skin cancers .

Photofacial

80% Worth It Rating

Photofacial, also known as photorejuvenation, is another name forIPL therapy. It uses intense pulsed light to treat skin with sun damage or excessive redness.

Quick Lift

91% Worth It Rating

Like the Lifestyle Lift, this minimally invasive facelift is its own brand of the surgical procedure. QuickLift is intended to tighten skin around the lower half of the face and neck.

Radiesse

70% Worth It Rating

Radiesse is an FDA-approved injectable filler used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and smooth marionette lines around the mouth. It can also be used to correct volume loss in the back of the hands. In many patients, results can last a year or more. .

ReFirme

52% Worth It Rating

Using light or lasers to stimulate collagen production, ReFirme is meant to tighten saggy skin, reduce jowls, and minimize wrinkles without invasive surgery.

Restylane

80% Worth It Rating

Restylane is acollection of injectable fillers used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles, smooth marionette lines around the mouth, and plump the lips. Restylane fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between three to six months.

Restylane Lyft

94% Worth It Rating

Restylane Lyft is an FDA-approved injectable for smoothing smile lines and increasing volume in the cheeks. Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid gel that contains a small amount of a local anesthetic (lidocaine) to help to reduce the pain of the injection.Results can be achieved in one visit and last roughly 10-18 months.

Restylane Silk

92% Worth It Rating

Restylane Silk is an FDA-approved injectable for plumping the lips and filling fine lines around the mouth. A doctor injects the filler, which is made from hyaluronic acid, one or two times over the course of two weeks. Results such as fullness and definition of the lips are temporary and last for about six months.

Retin-A

81% Worth It Rating

Retin-A is considered an essential part of almost any skincare routine, according to many RealSelf doctors and dermatologists. Atopical treatment rich in vitamin A, Retin-Ais often prescribed to treat acne, but italso improvesthe skin's overall appearance, including minimizing fine wrinkles. Itis one of many topical prescription medications that uses tretinoin, an FDA-approved drug thatstimulates skin cell turnover.

Revision Rhinoplasty

86% Worth It Rating

Revision rhinoplasty can address complications or undesired results following an initial nose job. The procedure typically involves harvesting cartilage from the nasal septum or the ear to correct the defect. The unpredictability of secondary scar healing may make revision rhinoplasty a more complex procedure than the first one.

Rhinoplasty

89% Worth It Rating

Rhinoplasty (more commonly referred to as a nose job) is a surgical procedure that reshapes or resizes the nose. It can correct a variety of concerns, including a visible bump on the nasal bridge, a droopy or enlarged nasal tip, a nose that's off-center or crooked, or asymmetry due to a previous injury. Those who don't want to undergo surgery may consider a non-surgical nose job, which uses fillers such as Radiesse or Juvederm to smooth out humps and bumps.

SMAS Facelift

90% Worth It Rating

The SMAS facelift goes deeper than the traditional surgery to lift and reduce sagging jowls, cheeks and loose necks.

Salicylic Peel

93% Worth It Rating

This form of beta hydroxy acid is a chemical peel that can help fight acne for the blemish-prone public.

Sculptra

78% Worth It Rating

Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that's used to treat mild to severe facial wrinkles. Unlike other injectables that fill wrinkles, Sculptra is made from a poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates the body's natural production of collagen over time. The treatment typically involves three injection sessions over the course of three to four months, and results can last for up to two years.

Septoplasty

90% Worth It Rating

Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects a deviated septum bystraightening and repositioningthe partition between thenostrils.

Skin Rejuvenation

90% Worth It Rating

Improving your facial skin tone and repairing skin damaged by aging, sun damage, or injury often involves skin rejuvenation.

TCA Peel

73% Worth It Rating

The TCA chemical peel uses trichloroacetic acid to dry the top layers of skin so they peel off over a period of several days. The treatment is used to reduce discoloration, improve melasma, and reduce fine lines.

ThermiSmooth

72% Worth It Rating

ThermiSmooth is a non-invasive procedure for smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. A hand-held device delivers radiofrequency energy to the surface of the skin, which heats the cells and stimulates the body’s own collagen production. Treatments can be repeated several times to get the desired results.

ThermiTight

83% Worth It Rating

ThermiTight is a non-surgical, minimally invasive skin tightening treatment that uses a tiny probe to deliver radio frequency energy just beneath the surface of the skin. It's primarily used to tighten sagging skin on the face, but it can also be used on the neck, tummy, breasts,and thighs.

Ultherapy

69% Worth It Rating

Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment used to lift and tighten loose skin on areas such as the eyebrows, jawline, and jowls, as well as improve wrinkles on the chest. The treatment uses ultrasound energy to heat targeted tissue under the surface of the skin, stimulating the body's natural production of collagen.

Vampire Facelift

80% Worth It Rating

The "Vampire Facelift" is a procedurethat involves withdrawing a patient's blood, processing it to isolate theplatelet-rich plasma (PRP),then re-injecting it to erase wrinkles and create a more youthful look. Selphyl is another type of PRP procedure that uses a similar technique.

Voluma

91% Worth It Rating

Voluma is an FDA-approved filler that's part of the Juvederm collection of injectables. It's designed to be used specifically in the mid-face, adding volume to the cheeks. Voluma is made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between nine months to a year.

Wrinkle Treatment

84% Worth It Rating

Wrinkles can’t be helped but they can be treated. Dermatologists may employ everything from injectable fillers to laser resurfacing to leave you fresh-faced.

Xeomin

81% Worth It Rating

Xeomin contains botulinum toxin type A, the same active ingredient found in Botox and Dysport. The only botulinum toxin that does not require refrigeration, it's used off-label to smooth facial wrinkles.

eMatrix

63% Worth It Rating

eMatrix (aka Matrix Skin) is a skin resurfacing treatment that is marketed as dark-skin friendly. The treatments usually involves three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Breast Augmentation

97% Worth It Rating

Breast augmentation surgery is any procedure that enhances the size and shape of a woman's breasts. It's frequently performed to enlarge a naturally small bust or to restore breasts that have been affected by pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. The procedure can be performed using implants (either silicone or saline) or fat transfer.

Breast Fat Transfer

87% Worth It Rating

An alternative toimplants, breast fat transfer usesliposuction to remove fat cells from the stomach, hips, and other fat-abundant bodyareas, and then places itinthe breasts. Other terms for this procedure include: fat grafting, fat injections, andlipotransfer (U.S.); natural breast augmentation (U.K.); andautologous fat transfer (Australia).

Breast Implant Removal

97% Worth It Rating

Breast implant removal is a surgical procedure performed when a woman decides she no longer wants her implants. The surgery can address concerns like implant malfunction, capsular contracture, and dissatisfaction with breast size. It's also commonly performed on women who have experienced sagging due to aging, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations. If a woman chooses not to replace her implants, a breast lift can be done at the same time to address skin that may have been stretched. >

Breast Implant Revision

94% Worth It Rating

Breast implant revision surgery can address a variety of concerns following breast augmentation, including implant malfunction, capsular contracture, and dissatisfaction with breast size, among others. Revisions may involve changing the implant, fixing post-op sagging, or aligning asymmetrical breasts.

Breast Implants

94% Worth It Rating

Breast implants add volume to existing breast tissue to create a fuller chest. Implant options include silicone or saline, rounded or shaped, and textured or smooth, all of which come in a variety of sizes. In addition to choosing the style of implant you want, there are several options for incision locations to consider.

Breast Lift

94% Worth It Rating

Mastopexy (commonly referred to as a breast lift without implants or a breast uplift in the UK) restores shape and volume that may have been lost due to age, weight loss, or nursing. With most breast lifts, the nipple and areola are shifted to a higher position in order to create a natural look. If you want larger (as well as perkier) breasts, a breast lift with implants might be worth researching.

Breast Lift with Implants

95% Worth It Rating

A breast lift reshapes sagging or uneven breasts, which may have been affected by aging, pregnancy, or weight loss. The nipple and areola are often shifted to a higher, more youthful position. A breast lift with implants uses this same technique, while also placing silicone or saline breast implants for added volume.

Breast Reconstruction

96% Worth It Rating

Breast reconstruction is most commonly performed following a mastectomy. Women who want to restore the volume and shape of their breasts may choose to get breast implants, tissue (commonly called "flap") reconstruction, or a combination. Doctors tend to recommend tissue reconstruction for patients who have undergone radiation therapy, due to their increased risks for capsular contracture (a problematic scar tissue response to implants). Nipple reconstruction is also frequently part of the process.

Breast Reconstruction Revision

99% Worth It Rating

After a mastectomy removes one or both breasts, reconstructive surgery involves a series of procedures to rebuild the breast and reconstruct nipples. Some women choose to have additional procedures months or years later to improve the symmetry of their breasts, fill in areas with fat grafts, or refine their nipples. The Federal Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act stipulates that insurance plans providing mastectomy coverage must provide coverage for surgery done to improve symmetry between a reconstructed breast and the opposite breast (even a revision) and for nipple reconstruction. (To verify your coverage, pre-certify the procedure with your insurance carrier and request a predetermination of benefits.)

Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap

93% Worth It Rating

Latissimus flap breast reconstruction (also called a lat flap) is a muscle-transfer technique to rebuild the breast following a mastectomy. A surgeon moves a flap of skin along with the latissimus dorsi muscle and attached blood vessels from the upper back under the skin to the chest, usually inserting an implant under the flap to achieve the desired fullness. For women who don't have enough donor tissue for TRAM, DIEP, or SIEA flap procedures (or don't have access to surgeons who can perform this kind of microsurgery), latissimus flap reconstruction can look natural and offer a good result without significant complications.

Breast Reduction

97% Worth It Rating

A breast reduction involves the removal of excess fat, skin, and tissue, which usually results in the nipple and areola being shifted to a higher position. If the areola has been stretched due to the size of the breast, it may also be reduced. Not only does this surgery result in a smaller, perkier bust, it can also help eliminate the back, shoulder, and neck pain that’s often caused by large breasts.

Ideal Implant

100% Worth It Rating

Ideal implants are made with saline filler and a silicone outer shell. They were designed to eliminate concerns about the silent rupture that may occur with silicone-filled implants, which is often undetectable by looking in the mirror. As opposed to earlier models of saline implants, which some think lack the natural feel of breast tissue, Ideal implants provide more structure by placing extra layers of shell around the saline filler.

Inspira Breast Implants

99% Worth It Rating

NATRELLE INSPIRA is a broad collection of round, silicone gel-filled breast implants. Under INSPIRA, there are 400 types of implants with varying feels, shapes, and surfaces. This wide range offers many options with the ultimate goal of giving a customized fit for more natural-looking results.

Male Breast Reduction

95% Worth It Rating

Gynecomastia is a swelling of the breast tissue in men or boys, caused by an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia may resolve on its own or be treated with medication. When more serious cases arises, the breast tissue and surrounding skin can be removed through male breast reduction surgery.

Nipple Surgery

97% Worth It Rating

Breasts might get a lot of the attention but nipples matter, too. In this procedure, doctors alter the appearance of the nipples, be it by rebuilding, reducing, or repairing.

Sientra Breast Implants

97% Worth It Rating

Sientra's FDA-approved silicone breast implants come in round and shaped, and smooth and textured varieties. Sientra also offers a Capsular Contracture Care Program—a guarantee to replace your implants for up to five years after surgery if capsular contracture occurs.

Eye Bags Treatment

94% Worth It Rating

Treament for undereye bags may range from cold compresses to invasive surgery. Those who don't want to undergo a lower eyelid surgery may opt for fat transfer or injectable fillers, which can restore a youthful appearance by blending the eye bag with the upper cheek.

Latisse

83% Worth It Rating

Latisse is an FDA-approved topical treatment used to stimulate the growth of eyelashes. Latisse is typically applied to the base of the upper eyelashes once per day. Most users begin to see results within four to eight weeks, with the most dramatic results appearing between weeks 12 and 16. If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will eventually return to their original state. In some cases, Latisse may cause permanent changes to eye color.Latisse is approved for salein the U.S. andCanadabut not in the U.K. or Australia.

Laser Hair Removal

83% Worth It Rating

Laser hair removal is a treatment that uses lasers to target the roots of hair beneath the surface of the skin. Though it's not guaranteed to be permanent, a majority do experience permanent hair removal after a series of treatments. There’s a variety of lasers on the market, some more effective than others on certain skin tones, hair colors, and treatment areas. Laser hair removal can be performed on any part of the body.