Our office offers multiple surgical options based on your preferences. Knowing which sedation option is right for you may come down to what procedure you are having, how comfortable you are with the procedure, the process of recovery, or the cost of sedation. Feel free to schedule a free consultation with Dr. David Zabel to discuss your options.
A brachioplasty, commonly called an arm lift, is a surgical procedure to reshape and provide improved contour to the upper arms and connecting area of chest wall. While “brachioplasty” is commonly used to describe a specific procedure for the upper arms, the term can also be used to describe any surgical arm contouring. Brachioplasty is often used to address issues such as excessive loose skin or excessive fat in the arms when it does not respond well to diet and exercise. Brachioplasty is a common procedure for patients who have experienced massive weight loss.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids.
Surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both.
Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.
What eyelid surgery can treat
Buccal Fat Pad
The buccal fat pad is a rounded mass of fat in the middle of your cheek. It's located between facial muscles, in the hollow area beneath your cheekbone. The size of your buccal fat pads affects your face shape. Everyone has buccal fat pads. However, the size of buccal fat pads can vary greatly.
Expected results after buccal fat pad removal include
· More slender appearing face
· More pronounced and higher appearing cheekbones
· More chiseled and sculpted facial features
Ideal candidates for Buccal Fat Pad Removal
· Full, round, or “chubby” cheeks
· Men seeking a stronger jawline and a more chiseled masculine look
· Are at ideal body weight. Overweight individuals may not notice dramatic improvement with buccal fat pad removal
Not planning to lose or gain a significant amount of weight in the future
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fatty tissue from areas of the body, including the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and arms. A thin tube called a cannula is inserted through a small incision to break up and remove fat cells using suction.
Here at Zabel Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , we use cannulas. With smaller cannulas, you will notice less discomfort, little or no scarring, a quick recovery, and smoother results.
Benefits of In-Office Liposuction
There are many benefits to choosing our office for your liposuction experience. We use local anesthesia right in our office, while many surgical centers use general anesthesia, which leads to a longer recovery.
Our patients experience fast recovery, and many return to work the next day. The results are permanent because we remove fat cells during the surgery. Finally, in-office liposuction is safer than laser liposuction.
We will not surprise you with hidden fees. You will meet your Dr. Zabel on your first visit and he will walk you through every step.
A mole is a cluster of skin cells -- usually brown, black, or skin tone -- that can appear anywhere on your body. They usually show up before age 20. Most are benign, meaning they’re not cancerous.
See your doctor if a mole appears later in your life, or if it starts to change size, color, or shape. If it has cancer cells, the doctor will want to remove it right away. Afterward, you’ll need to watch the area in case it grows back. You can have a mole removed if you don’t like the way it looks or feels. It can be a good idea if it gets in your way, such as when you shave or dress.
How Do I Find Out if a Mole Is Cancerous?
First, your doctor will take a good look at the mole. If they think it’s not normal, they’ll either take a tissue sample or remove it completely. They might refer you to a dermatologist -- a skin specialist -- to do it.
Your doctor will send the sample to a lab to be looked at more closely. This is called a biopsy. If it comes back positive, meaning it is cancerous, the entire mole and area around it need to be removed to get rid of the dangerous cells.
How Is It Done?
Mole removal is a simple kind of surgery. Normally your doctor will do it in their office, clinic, or a hospital outpatient center. They’ll likely choose one of two ways:
Are There Any Risks?
It will leave a scar. The biggest risk after surgery is that the site can get infected. Carefully follow instructions to care for the wound until it heals. This means keeping it clean, moist, and covered.
A common mole won’t come back after it’s removed completely. A mole with cancer cells might. The cells can spread if not treated right away. Keep watch on the area and let your doctor know if you notice a change.
Earlobe Repair Surgery
Ears play a vital role in maintaining facial symmetry and proportions. Unfortunately, the earlobe is prone to damage from injury and trauma. Damaged earlobes are quite common. While they are an inconvenience and can make a person feel insecure or self-conscious, they can be easily repaired. Earlobe repair surgery, helps patients achieve better facial aesthetics and improves their confidence and self-esteem by repairing and reshaping the earlobes.
Expected Results after Earlobe Repair
· Correction of earlobe that has been stretched, torn, split, or injured
· Possible correction of abnormally shaped earlobes
· Ability to cut and style hair any way with confidence that earlobes will not attract unwanted attention
· Enjoy wearing any type of earring without fear that earrings will fall out
Good candidates for earlobe repair:
· Have stretched, torn, or damaged earlobes
· May have been born with earlobes that are too large or too small
· May have a large hole as a result of gauging
· May have overly elongated earlobes or keloids
· Resist wearing earrings out of fear that the earrings will fall out or further stretch the earlobe piercing
· Resist cutting or styling their hair in a fashion that reveals their ears