Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Adam invites you to learn more about facial plastic surgery procedures. Please select from the choices below to learn more about the facial cosmetic surgery procedures that interest you.
Houston Facelift Cosmetic Surgery
The face you see in the mirror every morning is a vital part of your identity. Over time, gravity, sun exposure, dry air, and stress take their toll on people's faces and necklines. Jowls can develop under the jaw line with folds and fat deposits. Sometimes creases begin to form between the nose and the mouth. A facelift can considerably reduce these signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening the underlying muscles, and redraping the skin around the neck and face. Facelifts can be done alone or in conjunction with another procedure such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping. If your problem areas are limited to the neck, a more conservative procedure known as a "necklift" will be recommended. In some cases, a facelift can reduce the outward signs of aging by 10 or 15 years.
Houston Eyelid Lift Cosmetic Surgery
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is designed to remove excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid lift can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below the eyes. Each eyelid lift procedure usually takes about 1 hour and can be performed in the office using local anesthesia.
Houston Brow Lift Cosmetic Surgery – Forehead Lift
A forehead lift or "browlift" is used to correct a drooping browline (eyebrow area) reducing the horizontal lines and furrows (worry lines) that often make a person appear angry, sad or tired. The procedure creates a refreshed, youthful appearance to the forehead area above the eyes. Muscles and tissue that droop or crease are removed or corrected to smooth the skin on the forehead, reducing frown lines and raising the eyebrows. Dr. Adam performs both traditional and endoscopic browlifts, and talks with each patient before surgery to determine the most appropriate method.
Houston Rhinoplasty Cosmetic Surgery – Nose Reshaping
The nose is the most prominent feature of the human face. For many people, it is simply a part of their good looks and rarely merits a second thought. For others, though, the nose is a constant embarrassment. Nose reshaping, or rhinoplasty, can change the size or shape of the nose to give it a more pleasing appearance. The nasal bones, cartilage and soft tissues are reshaped to improve the external contour, and large nostrils may be reduced. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under IV sedation. Incisions are made inside the nostrils so they aren't visible.
Houston Breast Plastic Surgery – Breast Cosmetic Surgery Webster TX
Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Adam invites you to learn more about breast plastic surgery procedures. Please select from the choices below to learn more about the breast cosmetic surgery procedures that interest you.
Houston Breast Enlargement Cosmetic Surgery – Breast Implants
Many women want larger, shapelier breasts. The best way to achieve this is through breast augmentation. Dr. Adam will make a small incision under the breast and place the implant underneath the muscle of the chest wall to enlarge and change the shape of the breast. After surgery, the breasts will appear fuller and more shapely. There is minimal scarring and the result will be a very natural looking breast.
Silicone Gel Implants
Silicone Gel Implants
The FDA recently approved a new generation of silicone gel breast implants, giving women more choices than ever before in breast implant plastic surgery. There are a number of differences between saline and silicone breast implants, which Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Adam will explain thoroughly to you during your consultation. A brief summary of the pros and cons of both types of breast implants follows
Silicone Gel Implants - Advantages
Silicone gel implants feel more like natural breast tissue
Silicone implants are less likely to cause the skin around the breast to ripple
Silicone gel implants are available in a variety of sizes, profiles, and textures
Lifetime replacement guarantee from the manufacturer
Silicone Gel Implants - Disadvantages
Silicone breast implants come pre-filled, meaning that the exact volume must be determined before surgery
Because silicone breast implants are pre-filled, the incision will be slightly longer to allow for insertion of the implant
If a silicone breast implant ruptures (which is less likely with contemporary silicone implants because of the multi-layered shell), silicone is not absorbed by the body
Silicone gel implants are not available for women under the age of 22
Saline breast implants are filled after they are inserted so that exact volume can be customized during surgery
If a saline implant ruptures, the saline (salt water) filling is safely absorbed by the body
Saline implants are available for women of all ages
Saline implants are available in a variety of sizes, profiles, and textures
Saline implants are not as soft or natural-feeling as silicone gel implants
Saline breast implants are more likely to cause the skin to ripple around the breast
Breast Implant Profiles
Breast Implant Profile Information
Mentor MemoryGel™ breast implants and round saline breast implants come in High Profile, Moderate Plus Profile, and Moderate Profile – each offering a different level of projection (profile) for each woman's preference and body type. Mentor was the first to offer the High Profile Breast Implant – offering greater projection, particularly designed for women with a narrower chest wall.
Breast Implant Size
Choosing the right size implant is generally the most important decision a woman and her surgeon will make. Your plastic surgeon will evaluate your existing breast tissue to determine if you have enough tissue to accommodate the desired size of breast implant. Being realistic and following your doctor's recommendations is very essential for the best result possible.
Smooth and Textured Breast Implant Surfaces
Breast implant shells come in either a smooth or textured surface. And here is the difference. As a natural reaction to any device placed in the body, scar tissue will form around the breast implant surface, creating a capsule. In some women, the capsule can tighten and squeeze the implant. This occurrence is called capsular contracture. Textured breast implants were designed to reduce the chance of capsular contracture. Some information in the literature on small numbers of patients suggests that surface texturing reduces the chance of severe capsular contracture, but clinical information from studies of a large number of women with Mentor implants shows no difference in the likelihood of developing capsular contracture with textured implants compared to smooth-surfaced implants.
Houston Breast Lift Cosmetic Surgery
Over time, the effects of gravity and the loss of the skin's natural elasticity begin to have an effect on the appearance of a woman's breasts. These factors, combined with pregnancies and nursing, often cause the breasts to lose their youthful shape and firmness. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. The procedure can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). Breast implants inserted in conjunction with a mastopexy can increase both firmness and size.
Houston Breast Reduction Cosmetic Surgery
Large breasts can draw undue attention and unwanted comments. Their excessive weight can also cause complications such as problems with posture, skeletal deformities, back and neck pain, skin irritations and breathing problems. Bra straps often leave indentations in the shoulder area. Breast reduction removes fat, glandular tissue, and excessive skin, resulting in smaller, lighter and firmer breasts that are better-shaped in proportion to rest of the body.
Body Cosmetic Surgery Procedures – Houston Body Contouring
Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Adam invites you to learn more about body plastic surgery procedures. Please select from the choices below to learn more about the body cosmetic surgery procedures that interest you.
Cellulaze (Treatment for Cellulite)
Finally: a treatment for cellulite that attacks its very structure
Are you frustrated that you can't get rid of cellulite, no matter how hard you try? Here's a fact that may surprise you. Cellulite is actually caused by factors outside your control. Many believe it's a fat problem, which can be addressed through diet and exercise. But fat isn't the only culprit. Cellulite is a structural problem below the skin. And while you may have tried every treatment possible, you've never had a way to treat the very structure of cellulite. Until now. Introducing Cellulaze, the only treatment that attacks the structural problems beneath the skin that cause cellulite. A minimally invasive, laser-assisted procedure. Cellulaze is a new anti-cellulite treatment clinically proven to increase your skin's natural thickness for a smoother, healthier look that lasts. All from just one simple anti-cellulite treatment.
How Cellulaze works: a unique approach
Aging, hormones, genetics and dramatic weight changes can all play a role in the appearance of cellulite. These factors can cause connective tissue bands under the skin to stiffen and the fat cells they surround to become larger and push up into the skin. And that creates the "cottage cheese" effect you wish you could eliminate, which is even easier to see if you have thin skin. You can't control these factors, regardless of how many miles you run or salads you eat. But you can control how you treat cellulite. Many other anti-cellulite treatments focus on cellulite superficially, applying treatment above the skin. Only Cellulaze treats the fibrous bands beneath the skin, while also thickening and adding elasticity to the skin.
One simple anti-cellulite treatment. One incredibly smooth body
The liquefied fat is gently pressed out. The entire procedure should take about 1–1.5 hours. Dr. Adam will use the SideLight™ 3D Cellulaze laser fiber to:
Level out bumps of fat
Treat dimples by releasing the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin
Stimulate collagen production to increase your skin's depth and elasticity for a smoother look
What is Cellulite?
You know what it looks like
dimpled, uneven skin that appears on your thighs and other parts of your body. Cellulite affects the vast majority of women, usually after puberty. Many believe cellulite to be a fat problem that can be eliminated through diet and exercise. But as you may have learned through experience, you can lessen the appearance of cellulite by losing weight, but you can't get rid of it completely. And crash diets can actually make it worse.
It's not your fault.
Fat isn't the problem. It's a structural issue below the skin that only your physician can treat. That's why men typically don't get cellulite. The structure of their skin is different from women's. This also explains why even very thin women can get cellulite, and why some heavier women don't.
Cellulaze is the first cellulite treatment that attacks the structure of cellulite for clinically proven, longer-lasting results.
What causes cellulite?
There are three structural problems that cause the appearance of cellulite.
First, the connective tissue bands beneath your skin surrounding fat cells can become tight and inflexible. Second, enlarged pockets of fat trapped by the rigid bands push up against skin. Finally, thin skin makes the appearance of cellulite even worse. And you know what that means—the dimpled, orange peel look that makes you cringe.
Other factors associated with cellulite are aging, heredity, hormones, weight and gender differences in skin architecture.
That's why any effective cellulite treatment has to address more than fat and the surface of skin. Cellulaze is the first cellulite treatment that attacks the structure of cellulite for longer-lasting results.
How is Cellulaze different from other cellulite treatments?
Creams, lotions, pills and many other cellulite treatments must be used repetitively to treat the appearance of cellulite.
And while staying in shape through diet and exercise is always a good idea, no amount of sweating or starving will make a significant dent in your dimples.
Why? Because cellulite isn't a fat problem. No, the problem lies beneath your skin where other treatments don't reach.
But Cellulaze is different.
It's the first and only cellulite treatment that targets the actual structural problems underneath the skin, to give you proven, longer-lasting results from just one simple cellulite treatment.
Houston Liposuction Cosmetic Surgery
Liposuction is a technique where fat cells are removed from beneath the skin surface to create a contour change. Liposuction has undergone a tremendous evolution over the past several decades and has become one of the most commonly performed operations for women and men. Liposuction is intended to provide a permanent improvement to the contour and proportion of the treated areas and to offer you a more flattering figure or physique – in or out of clothing. During the liposuction procedure small suction tubes (cannulas) are inserted through very short incisions placed in inconspicuous locations near the fat deposits, and excess fat is removed.
Houston Tummy Tuck Cosmetic Surgery – Abdominoplasty
Generally referred to as a "tummy tuck," abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen. The procedure also helps to flatten the abdomen by tightening the surrounding muscles. Women with stretched abdominal areas due to previous pregnancies can benefit considerably from abdominoplasty, although they should have completed their childbearing. Older individuals whose skin has lost some of its elasticity and are slightly obese can experience an improvement in their abdominal area. If you are in generally good physical shape but are concerned about abdominal fat deposits or loose skin that does not respond to diet and exercise, the tummy tuck procedure can potentially reduce or even eliminate a protruding abdomen. Abdominoplasty can produce a permanent scar which can possibly extend to both sides of your hips, although the scar will likely be located below the bikini or bathing suit line.
Brazilian Buttock Fat Transfer
Brazilian Buttock Fat Transfer Houston
A Brazilian buttock fat transfer, also known as a "Brazilian Butt Lift," enhances and reshapes the buttocks. After using liposuction to remove fat from the hips, lower back, or belly, Dr. Adam carefully transfers the fat to the buttocks, sculpting a rounder, better defined contour. Because your own fat is used, the results look and feel completely natural and should last for many years. To learn more about your options, please contact us to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Adam.
Houston Skin Care – Non-Surgical Facial Enhancement
Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Adam invites you to learn more about non-surgical beauty enhancement. Please select from the choices below to learn more about the facial rejuvenation procedures that interest you.
Houston Laser Skin Treatments.
Laser Hair Removal
Lasers produce highly focused, intense beams of light that are absorbed by dark pigments in the hair follicles beneath the skin's surface and converted to heat, destroying the follicles and preventing hair growth for up to two years. Multiple treatments are required for complete hair removal.
Laser Vein Therapy
The standard treatment for spider and varicose veins is sclerotherapy. A special solution is injected into the blood vessel, which then collapses and is absorbed by the body. Alternative treatments include laser or intense pulsed light therapy, surgical stripping and ambulatory phlebectomy.
Fotofacial is a non-abrasive and non-invasive rejuvenation of your skin using the remarkable new technology of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL Fotofacials can improve the signs of sun damage, rosacea and brown spots on the face, hands and body. It has also been used to reduce the appearance of mild acne scars, dark circles around the eyes and fine lines around the eyes and mouth.
During a Pearl treatment, the top layer of skin is treated with pulses of light. A portion of the epidermis (skin surface) is gently removed and a natural protective dressing is formed on the skin's surface. And after three to four days the protective dressing peels off revealing new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath. The Pearl laser replaces the entire top sun-damaged layer of skin with new, healthy skin. At the same time, it sends heat to deeper layers of the skin stimulating new collagen growth, filling out and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. It's been clinically shown that new collagen growth continues for four to six weeks post treatment so patients will continue to experience better and better results all that time. The combination of new skin and decreased wrinkles results in a healthier, more youthful appearance. And unlike "fractional" treatments, Pearl treats the entire face, minimizing the number of required treatments. Typically, only one or two treatments are necessary to renew your skin.
Microdermabrasion improves mild to moderate sun damage, scarring, wrinkles and other superficial skin problems. A gentle stream of tiny particles exfoliates the outer layer of skin and provides a fresh, glowing, younger appearance. The particles scrape away the surface layer of aging or damaged skin, which is then brushed off with the microdermabrasion vacuum tool with no need for anesthesia. Multiple treatments are recommended for full effect.
Obagi Blue Peel
The Blue Peel is a mild chemical peel used in combination with the Obagi Nu-Derm Restoration System for clear, smooth, healthy skin. During the peel process, the damaged surface layer of skin is removed, and soon it is replaced with a fresh layer that is smoother, well-toned, more even in color, and has smaller pores. On average two to three peels are required to achieve full skin health.
Levulan Photodynamic Therapy
Levulan Photodynamic Therapy is an innovative breakthrough therapy for tougher cases of acne. Finally, there is a treatment for difficult cases of acne that does not require oral medication! This treatment consists of painting a liquid medication on the skin, Levulan, that is then activated by an Intense Pulse Light Technology machine – IPL. This medication is a naturally occurring product that makes the skin sensitive to the light source the doctor or nurse will apply. This exciting treatment is an excellent alternative to oral medications such as Accutane which can have significant side effects and require a long duration of therapy. Levulan acne treatment involves three mechanisms of action:
Eradicating the bacteria that cause acne
Exfoliating the skin to unclog pores
Shrinking the oil glands in the skin (which can be the root cause in the formation of acne)
Improved texture and smoothness by minimizing pore size
Skin Therapy Systems
Houston Professional Skin Care Products.
Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup
MD Lash Factor
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Welcome to Coastal Plastic Surgery! Dr. Todd W. Adam’s goal is to help people enhance their appearance — and their outlook on life. Whether your desired change is dramatic or subtle, Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Adam understands that cosmetic enhancement is a very emotional experience. That’s why he responds to your feelings with honesty and compassion, and works to make your cosmetic surgery experience as pleasant as possible.