InsideLookMD

InsideLookMD
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Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

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Treatments (111)

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).

Asian Rhinoplasty

82% Worth It Rating

Asian rhinoplasty is often done to give the patient a more traditionally "Western" looking nose, by adding a bridge to make it higher and appear more narrow.

Birthmark Removal

94% Worth It Rating

Birthmarks are either vascular (the result of abnormal blood vessels) or pigmented (the result of pigmentation inconsistencies). The treatment for both types typically includes either laser resurfacing or light therapy.

Botox

89% Worth It Rating

Botox (also known asVistabel in the UK)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.

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

81% 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

78% 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

75% 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

90% 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.

Dermabrasion

79% 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.

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 Retraction Repair

96% Worth It Rating

This surgery repairs eyelids that appear pulled back and/or don't fully close over the eye. Repair methods may include surgery to the eyelid itself or adding skin grafts.

Eyelid Surgery

91% Worth It Rating

Blepharoplasty (more commonly known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift) removes or tightens 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

92% 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

85% 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.

Fractional Laser

73% Worth It Rating

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

Injectable Fillers

91% Worth It Rating

Injectable fillers, like Juvederm or Restylane, can be used for everything from lip augmentation to wrinkle treatment to scar removal. There are lots to choose from, and the Real Self community has tried them all.Injectable fillers may be used to correct a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as wrinkles, thin lips, acne scars, and dark or puffy under-eyes.

Juvederm

83% Worth It Rating

Juvederm 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. Juvederm fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between nine months to a year.

Laser Peel

73% 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

78% 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

83% 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.

Lifestyle Lift

67% Worth It Rating

Lifestyle Lift was a branded version of a mini lift, which aimed to tighten skin and address facial wrinkles and fat. Unlike a traditional facelift, it was performed under local anesthesia and usually took less than an hour, earning itself the nickname "The Lunchtime Lift." In March 2015, the company shuttered the majority of its operations.

Lip Augmentation

86% 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 Surgery

85% 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.

MACS Facelift

84% 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.

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.

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.

ProFractional Laser

58% Worth It Rating

TheProFractional laser resurfacing treatmentclaims to improve skin tone, acne scars, and discoloration.

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.

Restylane

80% Worth It Rating

Restylane is an FDA-approved collection 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.

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

89% Worth It Rating

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

Sculptra

77% 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

91% Worth It Rating

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

Skin Tightening

88% Worth It Rating

As we age we lose volume in our face, primarily fat. As a result skin can hang down as gravity acts on it creating droopiness,wrinkles and bands. This can be thought of as excess skin and is similar in concept to a dress that becomes too large as its owner loses weight. In cases where you have a significant amount of this loose skin, you may find no other solution than plastic surgery (e.g. facelift, body lift, arm lift, etc.) because the underlying muscles need to be addressed and repositioned.

TCA Peel

72% 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.

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

83% 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.

Abdominal Etching

97% Worth It Rating

Abdominal etching is a variation ofliposuctionused to create the illusion of six-pack abs.During the procedure, thin tubes called cannulas are inserted into the body, dislodging fat deposits that getsuctioned out. Abdominal etching differs fromliposuction inthat small amounts of fat are left behind in specific areasto imitate muscle fullness. Thistechnique may also be referred to asliposculptureorhigh-def liposuction. It's often done using vaser liposuction, which usesultrasound energy to melt the fat before it's removed.

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

95% 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.

Birthmark Removal

94% Worth It Rating

Birthmarks are either vascular (the result of abnormal blood vessels) or pigmented (the result of pigmentation inconsistencies). The treatment for both types typically includes either laser resurfacing or light therapy.

Body Lift

96% 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.

Brazilian Butt Lift Revision

88% Worth It Rating

Brazilian butt lift revision surgery can address a variety of concerns following the initial procedure, including improper healing, dissatisfaction with size, and asymmetrical results, among others. Revisions may involve adding fat to correct or increase results, or using liposuction to remove some of the fat that was transferred.

Butt Augmentation

80% 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

84% 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

81% 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.

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.

Drainless Tummy Tuck

97% Worth It Rating

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat around the stomach while tightening the abdominal wall. Typically, drains are worn following the procedure to secrete fluids that build up during healing. A tummy tuck can also be performed without drains using the progressive tension suture method. This requires multiple sutures between the abdominal wall and the overlying skin and fat to restrict the accumulation of fluid. Doctors report less pain, a lower risk for a seroma, and a shorter healing time. However, this technique requires more time in the operating room and could possibly lead to indentations or irregularities.

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

73% Worth It Rating

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

Kybella

87% Worth It Rating

Kybellais a non-surgical injectable for reducingmoderate to severe fat on the upper neck, otherwise known as a "double chin."The injection contains a naturally occurring molecule which eats away at fat. When injected properly, all other cells are left healthy and intact. 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

94% 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

73% Worth It Rating

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

Laser Surgery

78% 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

83% 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.

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.

Liposuction Revision

83% Worth It Rating

Revision liposuction is performed to correct complications from a previousliposuction procedure, such asasymmetries, indentations, and scarring. The surgery may be much like the first liposuction, or include other procedures likefat transfer ortummy tuck. However, there are some cases where the damage is too great andrevision liposuction can't be performed.

Male Tummy Tuck

97% Worth It Rating

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

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.

Mohs Surgery

96% Worth It Rating

Mohs surgery removes skin cancer, working through skin layers until all traces of cancer are gone. It is most effective on the two most common skin cancers, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

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

94% 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).

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.

Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)

62% Worth It Rating

Power-assisted liposuction uses the same technique as traditional liposuction, with the addition of a vibrating tool that speeds up the breakdown of fat. This allows it to be removed more easily in dense areas like the back and upper abdomen, which may lead to enhanced results and a quicker recovery.

ProFractional Laser

58% Worth It Rating

TheProFractional laser resurfacing treatmentclaims to improve skin tone, acne scars, and discoloration.

Scar Removal

88% Worth It Rating

Many methods are available to lessen the appearance of scarring, and the one used will depend on the severity of the scar. Non-surgical methods include injectable fillers for concave scars, light therapy, lasers, dermabrasion, and chemical peels. Deeper scars require surgery to remove.

Scars Treatment

88% 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

80% Worth It Rating

SculpSure is a non-invasive laser treatment for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas like the abdomen and flanks. The procedure takes 25 minutes, is minimally painful, and requires no downtime. Clinical trials show an average of 24% reduction in fat volume after a single treatment.

Skin Lightening

76% 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. The manufacturer claims this results in reduced treatment times.

TCA Peel

72% 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.

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.

Weight Loss

97% Worth It Rating

RealSelf doctors "weigh in" on the most effective and safest treatments to help you achieve the healthiest you.

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

93% 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. Learn more in our breast lift overview

Breast Lift with Implants

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

MTF Breast Augmentation

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Many male-to-female (MTF) patients see some sort of breast development from long-term hormone replacement therapy. Those who desire larger breasts than what HRT can produce may choose to undergo breast augmentation. This procedure uses saline or silicone implants to enhance the size and shape of the chest.

Male Breast Reduction

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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

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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.

Eye Bags Treatment

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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.

Ptosis Surgery

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Droopy eyes? Ptosis surgery aims to correct this by tightening the muscle that lifts the upper eyelid.

FUE Hair Transplant

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FUE, or follicular unit extraction, is a minimally invasive method used to harvest and transplant hair. The treatment removes individual follicular units directly from the patient's donor site, which are then replanted into the scalp.

Hair Transplant

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A hair transplant (also called hair restoration or hair implantation) permanently restores the hair by transplanting new follicles into balding or thinning areas. Healthy follicles are taken from other areas of the body, most often the back or the sides of the head. This can be done by removing a single strip of skin and hair or removing the follicles individually. The number of grafts needed depends on the patient and the size of the area being treated. A typical surgery involves anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 grafts.

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