If you are interested in cosmetic or plastic surgery to refine your appearance, but are unsure of what techniques or procedures are right for you, Dr. Ruthie can help you make those decisions in a consultation. She will review with you your options and explain any differences in the procedure that may be necessary to achieve your goals realistically.
Breast Augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, involves using implants, either saline or silicone, to create fuller breasts or to restore breasts that may be perceived to be underdeveloped or have lost volume due to weight loss, changes after pregnancy or breast-feeding.
Breast Reduction, technically known as reduction mammoplasty, is designed for women with very large, drooping breasts. The procedure removes fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter and firmer.
A Breast Lift, technically known as mastopexy, is designed for women who have experienced a loss of skin elasticity, gravity or other factors such as weight loss, pregnancy or breast-feeding that have ultimately affected the shape and firmness of their breasts.
Gynecomastia is the abnormal development of mammary glands in men, resulting in enlarged breast tissue in one or both breast areas. Though this oddly named condition, coming from the Greek words for women-like breasts, is rarely talked about, it is actually quite common, affecting an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men.
Liposuction, also known as liposculpture or lipoplasty, is a procedure that can help sculpt and contour the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, love handles, buttocks, saddlebags, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck.
A Tummy Tuck, technically referred to as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove excess or loose skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in men and women and can tighten muscles that have separated or weakened.
Women have increasingly become more empowered in embracing their sexuality and are becoming more comfortable with themselves as sexual beings. However, if you are a woman who is unhappy with how your labia looks in the mirror, it can threaten your self-esteem and self-image, decrease sexual excitement and desire, affect your love-life or cause irritation or discomfort.
The face is the first betrayer of aging, with time, gravity, sun exposure and the stresses of daily life writing their history in deep forehead, eye and mouth creases, a slackened jaw line and fat deposits on the neck. A rhytidectomy, commonly known as a Face Lift, counteracts these problems by removing fat and tightening skin and muscles to restore the youthful glow of your facial features.
Blepharoplasty, commonly known as an Eyelid Lift, rejuvenates puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids.
Lip Augmentation, also called lip enhancement, can overcome genetics or aging causing the appearance of thin, nonexistent, irregular or protruding lips.
Ear reshaping, technically referred to as otoplasty, corrects protruding, large or abnormally shaped ears. While adults can benefit from otoplasty, the surgery is generally recommended for children prior to entering school to limit potential teasing and because the still developing cartilage is more receptive to contouring and reshaping.