Plastic surgery is a medical specialty concerned with the correction or restoration of form and function. While famous for aesthetic surgery, plastic surgery also includes many types of reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns. The word “plastic” derives from the Greek plastikos meaning to mould or to shape; its use here is not connected with the synthetic polymer material known as plastic.
Some of the forms of plastic surgery are lip enhancement, nose surgery & liposuction. For centuries, a woman’s lips have been viewed as a sign of her sensuality. More recently, the entertainment and fashion industry have brought the lips back into the forefront of fashion. Look around. It seems that luscious lips are everywhere.
Sensual lips are a key element of almost every photo in every fashion magazine. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with a pair of naturally beautiful lips. The few who are don’t get to keep them without a little help. Over time the sun, the elements, smoking and the aging process take their toll. The corners of the mouth begin to droop. The V-shaped area of the upper lip known as Cupid’s Bow begins to flatten out and lose its youthful fullness. Vertical wrinkles or Smoker’s Lines begin to appear, causing lipstick to bleed. That once sensual look is gone or greatly diminished.
Nose is the most prominent feature on one’s face, second only to eyes. Its size and shape may be the most defining characteristic of one’s face. If one is unhappy with his nose, he is not alone.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people throughout the United States elect to improve the appearance and/or function of their noses through nose surgery or rhinoplasty. Some people want a different size or shape. Others wish to repair damage caused by an injury, and some just want to breathe easier. The doctor performs nose surgery for patients to improve one’s self-confidence or breathing.
Every year, thousands of men and women choose liposuction to remove the fatty deposits that just won’t respond to diet and exercise.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to remove small pockets of excess fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. A small tube called a cannula, connected to a vacuum machine, is inserted into the fatty tissue through tiny incisions placed in inconspicuous locations on the skin. The surgeon gently moves the cannula around under the skin removing the unwanted fatty deposits. The result is a resculpting of bulging areas into more attractive contours.
Dr. Brian Kinney uses a new technique called UAL which has been added to complement the traditional forms of liposuction. Brian M. Kinney, MD is a plastic surgeon, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a Past President of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation of the United States.