Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Sacramento
- Abdominoplasty: Also known as tummy tuck, abdominoplasty removes excess skin and tissue that protrude or hang off the abdomen. If needed, separated or weakened abdominal muscles (as a result of weight gain or pregnancy) are sutured together for a firmer and flatter appearance.
- Liposuction: Considered the gold standard in fat removal, liposuction removes small pockets of surplus fat that are resistant to weight loss efforts. Through small, carefully placed incisions, Dr. Johnson can remove unwanted fat from the abdomen, flanks, back, lateral chest, thighs, knees, calves, ankles, face, chin and neck. Liposuction does not correct loose skin. For patients with loose skin and excess tissue on the abdomen and waist, a tummy tuck with liposuction procedure may be most appropriate. Patients should be aware that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. It can, however, be used to put the “finishing touches” on a post-weight-loss body.
- Breast Augmentation: Dr. Johnson can enhance the size, volume and shape of the breasts using silicone gel or saline implants. Breast implants vary in size and projection. Dr. Johnson will examine you to determine the range of sizes that would work for you.
- Breast Lifting: Also known as mastopexy, breast lift addresses drooping, saggy breasts. During the procedure, Dr. Johnson removes loose, stretched out skin before reshaping the breast mound and raising it higher on the chest wall. The result is perkier, younger-looking breasts. Overly large areolas and/or downward pointing nipples can also be corrected.
Breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation or breast reduction to improve size.
- Breast Reconstruction: Breast reconstruction is available for current or former breast cancer patients. There are several options for reconstructing the breast after mastectomy or lumpectomy, including breast implants, donor tissue from another area on the patient’s body, or a combination of the two. Reconstruction of the nipple and areola can be performed with tattooing alone or a projection nipple can be created surgically.
- Women have the option of undergoing breast reconstruction at the time of their breast cancer surgery (immediate reconstruction) or at a later time (delayed reconstruction). Dr. Johnson works closely with patients and their oncology team to determine the best option.
- Breast Reduction: Breast reduction removes excess tissue and skin to achieve smaller, more proportional breasts. The procedure alleviates much of the physical and emotional problems caused by heavy, overly large breasts, including chronic pain, skin irritation, rashes and low self-esteem.
- Transgender Breast Surgery: Dr. Johnson welcomes transgender patients in need of breast augmentation or breast reduction. Male-to-female (MTF) breast augmentation involves placing saline or silicone gel implants through incisions made along the bottom of the areola, along the natural lower crease line that the new breast will create, or in the armpit. The incision technique depends on the amount of breast tissue present, the size of the implant and other factors.
For female-to-male (FTM) transgender patients, Dr. Johnson can reduce the breast size. FTM breast reduction removes breast tissue and re-sculpts the area for a flatter and more masculine appearance. Incisions are typically made around the areola or along the natural breast crease line. The size of the areolas and nipples are modified as needed.
- Blepharoplasty: Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, corrects sagging skin and excess fat on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. By lifting and tightening the skin on the upper eyelids, a more energetic and youthful eye appearance can be achieved. Lower blepharoplasty addresses puffy under-eye bags and noticeable wrinkles and lines around the lower eyelids.
- Facelift: Facelift improves signs of aging and can improve the fullness of the cheeks, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, tighten the jawline, and remove the excess skin and fat on the neck.
- Necklift: Some patients feel that their upper face is fine, but don’t like the sagging tissues of the neck sometimes accompanied by excess fat. A necklift is basically the lower half of a facelift and improves just the jawline and neck.
For patients desiring comprehensive facial rejuvenation, Dr. Johnson may recommend combining blepharoplasty and facelift or necklift. Combining the two addresses multiple signs of aging on the upper, middle and lower facial regions. Almost all face procedures benefit from the addition of fat grafting to soften the vertical lines around the lips, the smile lines, chin hollows, loss of cheek fullness and wrinkles earlobes.