What We Do
Comprehensive range of cosmetic surgery and non-invasive services for men
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“I expect every patient to have the best possible result and overall plastic surgery experience.”
– Dr. Jeffrey Kyllo, MD
A face lift is performed in order to restore a person’s appearance to give a natural and rested look to your face. We use a multi-layer approach to reshape the muscles, skin and connective tissue. Our rejuvenating technique allows the muscles to heal better and more rapidly.
A face lift, also known as rhytidectomy, is the removal of facial wrinkles that result from aging, gravity, exposure to the sun, and the daily stresses of life. This procedure can help make you look younger and fresher, thereby enhancing your self- confidence. It is commonly performed after the age of 40, when skin starts to sag and deep creases may start to appear on cheeks and between the nose and mouth. At this time, you might also notice some folds and fat deposits around the neck, or a double chin forming.Facelift Procedure
A facelift is generally a fairly lengthy surgical procedure normally performed with a combination of local anesthesia and sedation that takes up to 2 to 5 hours. It typically begins at the temples right above the hairline, following a natural line in front of the ear, and continuing behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. If the neck requires some correction, a small incision may also be made under the chin. To improve the contour, fat may be trimmed from around the neck and chin.
Next is the tightening of the underlying muscle and membrane, and then the skin is pulled up and excess skin removed. After closing the incision, cotton dressing is used to bandage the face and head. This helps to prevent swelling and also to provide good support for 2 to 3 days. Bruising and swelling normally decrease to “socially acceptable levels” within 10 to 20 days. But remember, we all heal differently. Any significant discomfort can be reduced with some pain medication. You can expect some numbness, which normally disappears within a few weeks or months.Recovery and Final Result
Although a face lift cannot stop the clock of aging, most patients feel that their faces look up to 10 years younger. We use only the most advanced, cutting-edge techniques and technology. These advanced techniques ensure the highest possible quality for all our clients
Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift
Surgeons at the Polyclinic perform blepharoplasty, frequently referred to as eyelid surgery. Because eyes are often referred to as “the window to the soul,” and are typically the first thing we observe, it is essential that your eyes show just how you really feel. If your eyes have a tired and droopy appearance, they may not reflect your vibrant inner self or, indeed, your right age. As we grow older, the skin surrounding the eyelids stretches, muscles deteriorate, and fat collect over and under the eyes. This may result in drooping eyebrows and upper lids, swelling or circles.
This is simply a surgical process involving both the upper and lower eyelids, enabling individuals to correct any problems related to eyelids. Eyelid surgery is an impressive procedure that has allowed thousands of individuals to eradicate hooded eyelids.
Eyelid surgery can get rid of some of the signs of aging, leaving your facial appearance improved and rejuvenated.Are You A Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
You may feel that the eyes looking back at you in the mirror seem worn out looking, or perhaps colleagues and family members are wondering if you actually had a good night’s rest because your eyes are puffy with bags and you have dark circles. Aging in this area can have a detrimental effect on your appearance and potentially your self-confidence.
Eyelid surgery is certainly not just a cosmetic procedure for older people, as numerous younger people are impacted with sagging eyelids as well. The competent team at Polyclinic Plastic Surgery Center can surely assist you with any questions.
With the expertise at Polyclinic Plastic Surgery, you can attain dramatically more radiant eyes and also improve your overall look.
Nasal Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as “nose surgery” or a “nose job”, is a surgical procedure to correct the appearance or deformities of your nose. In some patients, this may include correcting breathing problems.
Your nose reaches its final shape and size in late teenage years. Some men and women may notice that the tip of the nose is too large or too wide in comparison to the rest of their face. Nose surgery can refine the tip of the nose to provide better definition and a better fit for your face. Nose surgery can reduce or in some cases, increase the size of your nose to better match the rest of your facial features. Most commonly, nose surgery is done to both refine the tip and remove the hump on the bridge of your nose.
Nose surgery addresses the excess cartilage and bone structure that is causing the undesired appearance. By narrowing and decreasing the height of the nasal bones, the operation can correct a wide appearance. Some patients will have a deviated nose with deviated septum that is causing breathing problems, most commonly after an injury days to years prior. Nose surgery can improve the breathing and straighten the nose to its previous shape.
Rhinoplasty is done as an outpatient procedure, meaning that you go home the same day of your surgery. The incisions for the nose surgery are concealed within your nostrils and there is often a small incision at the bottom of your nose, which heals imperceptibly within a few weeks. You may have packings in your nose for 1-2 days that is subsequently removed in the office. You will have swelling and may have bruising around the eyes, especially if the nasal bones required fracturing (breaking) to give you the look you are after. This will cause some bruising to occur around your eyes and may last for several days to 1 week. You will require 1-2 weeks off from work.
Your safety is paramount. All our procedures are performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons accompanied by an anesthesiologist or CRNA in a AAAASF certified operating room to assure your safety.
Ear Setback (Otoplasty)
People can age in different ways in the face and the neck. As women and men between the age of fifty to sixty five will notice, these two regions may look quite different at this point in their life. A person may have a youthful face with no wrinkles or sagging yet their neck may have loose skin and vertical bands which has not maintained the same signs of youth as they see in their face. Or they may have a slender youthful neck but be developing jowls and deep folds along the line between the nose and the mouth.
While a full facelift (rhytidectomy) addresses both facial and neck aging these two areas can also be operated on independently of each other. A necklift is simply the lower half of a facelift with fewer scars in the cheeks. Most of the skin in a necklift is removed behind the ear and along the hairline in the neck. Frequently there will be a small scar under the chine to allow adjustment of the fat and muscle layers under the skin in the neck.
Because this procedure takes less time to perform than a full facelift the cost is lower and the recovery time may be a few days less. Bruising in the neck can be covered by scarfs and turtleneck sweaters so a patient might feel more comfortable being seen in public a few days after the surgery. Most patients who have a necklift return to work in ten days, rather than 14 days after a full facelift.
Patients who are not using nicotine and are in good general health are candidates to be considered for this procedure. Nicotine can cause delayed healing along the incisions in both a necklift as well as a facelift.
Any patient on anticoagulant therapy must be capable of stopping this medication for two weeks or more around surgery without running the risk of increased chances for blood clots or strokes.
Other risks in a necklift include temporary and rarely numbness in the skin of the neck. Excessive bleeding can cause a blood clot to form under the skin in the neck, called a hematoma, that might require returning to surgery to remove the clot and find the source of bleeding. Skin loss, infections and heavy scars behind the ear are other rare risks associated with this procedure.
Patients who have a necklift can feel more confident in the way their profile looks, and how they look more youthful in photographs. The smoother look compliments the lack of aging in their face so there is less discrepancy in the signs of aging both above and below the jawline. It remains an easy procedure to recover from and in many patients is the only procedure they may need to maintain a youthful appearance as they enter their sixties and seventies.
Some patients may want to consider fat injections, which uses fat harvested from the patient's own body which can then be re-injected to enhance facial fullness, fill creases or build up shallow contours.
How fat injections are administered
Fat injection requires a more extensive procedure than "off-the-shelf" soft tissue fillers.
A "donor area" must be determined (such as the abdomen or buttocks) and liposuction is used to extract the fat. The suctioned fat can then be transferred to the face, as a graft. The grafted fat then has to redevelop a blood supply in order to survive.
Fat injection results
In the face, most of the transferred fat usually survives, but the results can be a bit less predictable. The use of fat transfer involves additional discomfort in the donor area. This is a minor surgical procedure that can be performed in the surgeon's treatment room or in an operating room.**Source: plasticsurgery.org
Facial cosmetic procedures include facelifts, eyelid rejuvenation, brow lift, blepharoplasty, neck lift, and rhinoplasty. We perform minimally invasive facial contouring with microliposuction, volume structuring and restoration with fat grafts, and can also improve facial contour and symmetry with selective use of facial implants.
Your Body is your temple
Get your body back to optimal condition by reshaping your chest with breast reduction or pectoral implants. Our male body contouring procedures include torso, arm, and thigh contouring after major weight loss and liposuction of the torso, arms, and legs. These operations can frequently be performed in conjunction with other procedures, with an emphasis on safety and comfortable recovery during planning of combined procedures.
Male Breast Reduction
Male breast development can occur naturally around puberty. In about 5 to 8 % of males it can persist into adulthood. Persistent adult breast enlargement has also been associated with body building steroids, hormone imbalances, pituitary tumors and other conditions.
The vast majority of gynecomastia cases have no association with any other external or systemic source and arise spontaneously; they usually do not diminish with age. In obese males who lose large amounts of weight it may continue since the glandular component is not reduced with weight loss.
There is a long list of medications thought to stimulate male breast enlargement. Currently there is little evidence to clearly support or refute the link between THC, marijuana, and gynecomastia. The evidence for this is mostly anecdotal, not scientific.
There are usually two components to gynecomastia, fat and gland. Enlargement or widening of the nipple can also occur. Microscopic examination of the male breast gland reveals no significant architectural difference from that of the female breast gland. Gynecomastia is graded, I, II III and IV.
- In Grade I there is modest glandular enlargement but the skin envelope remains tight.
- In Grade II there is larger glandular enlargement but without loose skin.
- In Grade III there is glandular enlargement and modest loosening of the skin envelope
- In Grade IV there is significant glandular enlargement with loosening of the skin envelope allowing the entire gland to sag, usually with lowering of the nipple.
Men with gynecomastia are quite uniformly affected psychologically by the feminization of their chests. They report longstanding embarrassment at their appearance, which significantly impacts their choice of clothing and activity. Many are reluctant to appear in public at all without a shirt. These means they avoid beaches, pools and any social situation in which removing their shirt might occur in public. Many report being ridiculed over their appearance in school and team situations, as well as locker rooms. Surgery can quickly remove the stigma of feminization of the male chest.
Surgery is considered elective and most insurance companies deny coverage for the majority of these cases claiming that surgery for male breast enlargement is purely cosmetic and non-functional.
If a patient wants to pursue insurance coverage significant testing for the source of gynecomastia by an endocrinologist will be required. Many insurance companies require a regimen of medical treatment such as daily usage of oral tamoxifin for up to a year, and then if there has been a failure of conservative treatment they will address pre-authorization. Some companies also require a letter from a psychiatrist stating what impact the condition has had on male self esteem.
Surgical treatment is highly effective in eliminating male breast enlargement. For Grades I and II a small incision around the nipple may be the only incision required. That scar incorporates into the edge of the nipple quickly and can be difficult to detect by just six months after the operation.
No skin removal is needed for Grades I and II but often the surgery will include liposuction of the adjacent fat as well as direct glandular removal in a technique called “en bloc” or total glandular excision. Liposuction alone rarely works for any grade of gynecomastia.
For Grades II and IV some skin removal will be needed in addition toe gland and fate removal. The location and extent of the scar is dependent on both the amount of skin removal needed and surgeon preference for one type or another. In extreme cases the nipple may need to reduced and grafted into the correct position but with no significant negative impact on the visual aspects of the final result.
Recovery from most male breast reductions is quick. Surgery is done as an outpatient with sedation or general anesthesia. Most men require pain medication for 3 to 7 days and can return to work in one week. Most surgeons require the patient to wear a tight compression vest after surgery for up to four weeks.
Exercise and all type of workouts and sports participation are discontinued after surgery usually for three to four weeks.
The risks of male breast reduction include bruising, pain and infection. Collections of blood inside the surgical site called hematomas are rare but may require secondary surgery to remove them. Chronic pain is very rare. Secondary surgery is rare as well but may be required to adjust asymmetrical results or persistent nipple enlargement or skin redundancy after six or more months.
Men who have undergone this surgery report huge increases in their self-esteem. They change their clothing styles to include more tailored shirts and discontinue wearing multiple shirts to disguise their breasts. They report being excited to go to vacations where they will be at the beach or pool with no hesitance to expose their chest.
The surgeons at the Polyclinic Plastic Surgery have extensive experience with male breast reductions at all Grade levels. Their success with these patients has lead to many referrals by other men seeking the same result as their friends or relatives. Please visit the photo section on this web site to see relative examples of what this surgery has done for other Polyclinic patients.
Liposuction is the process of removing fat cells using a small thin metal tube called a cannula from a particular area. The most frequent question I get is, “will the fat come back in a different place?” If you maintain your weight, the answer is no. The mature human body has a fixed number of fat cells where excess energy is stored. These cells expand and contract as weight is gained and lost. Liposuction changes the overall number of fat cells by removing cells from a “problem area” and therefore changing the distribution. Every single fat cell can not be removed from a particular area, which is why if you gain weight you may see an increase in fat in the area that was liposuctioned or in other areas where fat cells exist as the remaining cells expand. Patients who are at their ideal weight, but who have a “problem area” are the best candidates for liposuction. Liposuction is not a weight loss method.What is the downtime?
Most patients are back to work in a week or less and back to all their normal activities at four to six weeks. Narcotic pain medications are prescribed post-operatively, but generally not necessary beyond the first week or two. The first night you will likely have some fluid that leaks out- this is because dilute numbing solution is injected during the procedure in order to minimize bleeding and bruising and maximize your result. It is a good idea to put some towels down over your bedding for the first night or two.
There is generally some swelling that lasts about two weeks and weight gain that is related to swelling and water retention. Most of this is gone at a few weeks, but your final results are not visible for several months.
It is important to wear a compression garment at all times (except when showering) after liposuction. This helps reduce swelling and encourage the skin to shrink up giving you the best possible shape and result.Where would I have surgery?
This is an outpatient (meaning you can go home the same day) procedure performed in our fully accredited operating rooms attached to the office. A board certified anesthesiology provider will give you continuous IV medications and monitor you during the procedure. This method of anesthesia known as monitored anesthesia care or twilight anesthesia decreases the risk of post operative nausea and vomiting from the anesthesia and shortens overall recovery time. Your safety is our first priority. All of our surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and our operating rooms adhere to the strictest safety standards as noted by our AAAASF and Medicare accreditations.
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At some point, it’s hard to ignore the vivid signs of aging you see in the mirror — little wrinkles around your eyes or lips, age spots, maybe some sagging skin. There used to be few options for turning back the clock without going under the knife. But today, you can soften the effects of time on your face with many nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.
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