“Get a Superior Result with a Combination Procedure”
As a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and early adopter of new innovations, I am always on the hunt for better ways to meet my patients’ needs. This may mean embracing a cutting-edge technique, but I’ve also found that one of the best ways to deliver a superior result is with a combination procedure. Facial aging and/or body contour issues are often the result of more than one factor such as loose skin and excess fat. Furthermore, certain procedures just work well together. It’s like peanut butter and jelly. Bread tastes good with either, but the two together create something really special. While I utilize a number of combination procedures in my Long Island office, here are three of the most common.
Botox® & Dermal Fillers
The most popular combination procedure is probably one that you’ve already had:
These two injectables can be ideal for diminishing the early signs of facial aging as the combination can address multiple issues at once. Furthermore, the two techniques work in different ways. Botox® is ideal for reducing fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the “dynamic” muscles in the treatment area. Reducing an active muscle’s ability to contract has a smoothing effect on the surface of the skin. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, work by filling in areas of lost volume such as:
- Deeper wrinkles
- Under eye hollows
- Sunken cheeks
While each is a good stand-alone procedure, the results that I can achieve by combining the two are often better.
Liposuction & Renuvion®
Another favorite 1-2 punch is the combination of liposuction and Renuvion®. Removing areas of excess fat with my 4-D VASER/PAL Hi-Definition Liposuction technique is the gold standard for improving your body contour. I call what I do liposculpture as I am literally sculpting your body into its ideal shape. However, depending on your age and the health of your skin, getting rid of the fat may leave you with some loose, sagging skin. Renuvion® is a revolutionary non-surgical technique that uses J-Plasma energy to tighten the skin. The combination of liposuction and Renuvion® allows me to deliver as close to a surgical result as possible without actually cutting the skin. It is truly a game changer.
Tummy Tuck & BBL
The last in my trio of combination procedure superstars is a tummy tuck with a BBL or fat grafting to the buttocks. The abdomen is a problem area for so many women. Childbirth, hormonal changes and age can wreak havoc on your mid-section. With an abdominoplasty, I am able to address:
- Pockets of extra fat
- Excess skin
- Loose abdominal muscles
It’s critical with any body contouring procedure, however, to take a 360° approach. Your buttocks and abdomen work together. Furthermore, volume loss does not just occur in the face. Many patients lose fat in their derrière with age. Adding some fat back into buttocks with fat grafting can really help to improve your tummy tuck result. It all comes down to restoring proper proportion.
My goal with any procedure is to deliver an excellent, natural looking result that will also be long-lasting. A combination procedure can often be the best way to achieve this. To find out more about a combination procedure or any surgical or non-surgical procedure with Dr. Mark Epstein in Hauppauge, Long Island, contact us today or call 631-689-1100 to schedule a consultation.