By Comprehensive Dermatology and Facial Plastic Surgery
May 27, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Plastic Surgery  

Do you feel as though your appearance has lost its luster? Do you have an area of your face which you have always wished looked different? If so, facial plastic surgery could be the answer to your problems. Learn more about the best procedures for you with help from your Winter Park, FL plastic surgeon at Comprehensive Dermatology and Facial Plastic Surgery.Plastic Surgery

Common Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures

  • Rhinoplasty: Rhinoplasty focuses on reconstructing and reshaping the nose both externally and internally. Your doctor manipulates the cartilage and bone to improve the nose’s appearance and, in some cases, functionality.
  • Brow Lift: A brow lift pulls the skin above the eyebrows taught to reduce the horizontal lines and wrinkles on the forehead and the lines between the eyebrows commonly referred to as “frown lines.”
  • Lip Augmentation: This procedure gives your lips a fuller, more plump appearance. Your doctor performs the procedure by injecting dermal fillers into the lips themselves.
  • Eyelid Surgery: Known medically as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery lifts and tightens the upper and lower eyelids to remove folds and bagginess.
  • Facelift: A facelift uses small incisions along the hairline to tighten the lower part of the facial skin and its underlying muscles and tissue, giving your face a rejuvenated and tightened appearance.

How can my Winter Park, FL surgeon help?

Your surgeon at Comprehensive Dermatology and Facial Plastic Surgery is skilled in facial plastic surgery. At your initial appointment, your doctor uses a physical examination coupled with your family and medical history to determine which procedures are best for you. This appointment is also your chance to voice any questions or concerns you may have and to discuss your expectations for your procedure. Good candidates for facial plastic surgery are in good general health and, if necessary, able to undergo general anesthesia. Candidates should also have reasonable expectations for their end results.

For more information on facial plastic surgery in the Winter Park, FL area, please contact Dr. Erica Mailler-Savage and Dr. Christopher Savage at Comprehensive Dermatology and Facial Plastic Surgery. Call (407) 339-7546 to schedule your consultation today!

By Comprehensive Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
March 23, 2016
Tags: facelift  

As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin and begins to sag. Since looking great is just as important to many people as feeling faceliftgreat, cosmetic surgery to reverse the effects of aging has become more and more popular over the years. Now, with help from your Winter Park, FL dermatologist, you can revive your complexion, face and confidence with a facelift.

What is a facelift? 
A facelift is a surgical procedure which tightens the skin, resulting in the elimination of unwanted wrinkles, folds of skin and sagging skin. Medically known as a rhytidectomy, a facelift is often used alongside other procedures like a neck lift, brow lift or eyelid surgery. Facelift surgery can help you turn back the clock and feel great.

What can a facelift do for me? 
If you feel self-conscious about your facial appearance due to aging, try to hide the extra skin on your neck, feel like aging is negatively affecting your personal life or that you look much older than you would like, you could benefit from facelift surgery. Some of the effects of aging which a facelift repairs include:

  • unwanted wrinkles and lines
  • folds in the skin
  • the presence of jowls or loose skin
  • deep creases below the eyes
  • folds along the sides of the mouth or “smile lines”
  • removal of extra skin

What can I expect during a facelift procedure? 
Small incisions hidden just behind the hairline allow your surgeon to manipulate the tissues in the face, tightening them into the desired look. A standard facelift involves most of the areas around the middle of the face and neck. A mini facelift focuses more on cheeks and redefining the jawline. Consult with your Winter Park doctor to determine which of these procedures is best for your situation.

For more information on facelifts, please contact Dr. Erica Mailler-Savage and Dr. Christopher Savage at Comprehensive Dermatology and Facial Plastic Surgery in Winter Park, FL. Call (407) 339-7546 to schedule your consultation for a facelift today!

By Comprehensive Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
February 09, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Should I Consider Botox? The benefits of Botox.

You are wondering if you should consider Botox. You have a few wrinkles and you don’t like what you see. The truth is Botox can treat a botoxnumber of issues, and not just cosmetic ones. Botox has been used to treat certain neurological and physical conditions including migraines, tension headaches and spasms in your face or eyelids; however, when most people think of Botox, they think of age-related skin issues. The dermatologists of Comprehensive Dermatology and Facial Plastic Surgery in Winter Park, Florida will help you discover the many benefits and uses of Botox.

You should consider Botox if you want to reduce the appearance of:

  • Smile lines around your mouth and nose
  • Lines between your eyebrows, called glabella
  • Frown lines in your forehead, called furrows
  • Crow’s feet around your eyes

Botox is an injectable solution available only by prescription, and should be administered by a dermatologist. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles and nerves around the injection site. Your dermatologist at Comprehensive Dermatology and Facial Plastic Surgery will use a tiny needle to inject Botox into your skin. The amount of injections you need will depend on which areas you want to treat.

The Botox injections are usually well-tolerated and your dermatologist can numb the area first with medicated spray or cream if you wish. You should be able to resume your normal daily activities, but remember not to rub the area injected because it may spread the Botox to unwanted areas.

Botox effects can last anywhere from a few months to a year, depending on the individual and the area injected. Your cost for Botox treatments will depend on your individual case and the number of injections you need.

You should consider Botox if you have some skin issues you don’t like. Botox is the modern way to look your best, so if you have decided Botox is for you, or if you just have more questions, call your dermatologist at Comprehensive Dermatology and Facial Plastic Surgery in Winter Park, Florida. You owe it to yourself to look your best, so call today and look better tomorrow!

By Comprehensive Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
December 15, 2015
Category: Plastic Surgery
Tags: Untagged

Find out if cosmetic surgery is the right option for your personal needs.

Are you looking to get a drastic makeover to boost your appearance and your self-confidence? Have you thought about getting plastic surgery? Your Winter Park, FL plastic surgeons Dr. Erica Mailler-Savage and Dr. Christopher Savage are here to offer a variety of Plastic Surgerycosmetic treatments to give you the look you want. Find out more about the treatments they offer so you can decide which one is right for you.

Who is a good candidate for plastic surgery?

It’s important that these factors are considered before you and your cosmetic surgeon in Winter Park decide that plastic surgery is right for you:

Your health

You should be in good general health before getting surgery. If you have any chronic health problems like bleeding disorders, heart disease and diabetes it’s important that we discuss this beforehand, as cosmetic surgery may not be the right choice for your health.

Your lifestyle

While there are certainly surgeries out there to reduce a patient’s weight and body shape it’s important that patients maintain healthy habits on their own. This means that an ideal candidate won’t be obese, shouldn’t smoke or be a heavy drinker. If you are a smoker this can affect how quickly and easily you heal after surgery. Therefore, it may be advised that you stop smoking for a couple weeks before and after your surgery.

Your medications

When you come in for your cosmetic consultation you’ll also want to bring a list of medications, vitamins and herbal supplements you are taking. You may need to stop taking some of these medications prior to your surgery as they could have poor interactions with anesthesia or increase your bleeding risk.

Your expectations

This is one of the most important factors, as patients should have realistic expectations about cosmetic treatment. It's possible that less invasive procedures may offer the results that you're looking for.

Ready to make the leap to plastic surgery? Then it’s time you talked to the dermatology experts in Winter Park, FL to give your skin a new lease on life. Turn to Comprehensive Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery for all of your skincare needs.

By Comprehensive Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
October 13, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Plastic Surgery  

Plastic surgery is becoming more and more common among Americans of all ages. While many people often talk about having procedures done, they often are not sure if that procedure is truly right for them. Comprehensive Dermatology and Facial Plastic Surgery in Winter Park, FL can answer your questions and provide you with all of the information you need to make an informed Plastic Surgerydecision.

Am I a good candidate? 
The first hurdle to jump when considering plastic surgery is to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure in question. Good general health is important for undergoing any surgical procedure. You should have realistic expectations of the procedure and its outcome, as well as being aware of any risks and recovery time.

You may not be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery if you suffer from one of the following conditions:

  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • depression
  • high blood pressure
  • bleeding disorders
  • obesity

If you smoke or drink alcohol, this could also make you a bad candidate for plastic surgery. It is important to be honest and open with your doctor about your lifestyle and any medication you take, including vitamins.

Is plastic surgery right for me? 
Plastic surgery is a big decision for anyone. It is very important that you make the decision when you know for sure it is the right one. You should feel well informed and sure about your procedure. No matter how much information you have gathered via research from the internet or books, an in-person meeting with your doctor is the best way to ensure you have all of the information you need and that all of your questions are answered.

Dr. Erica Mailler-Savage, M.D. and Dr. Christopher Savage, M.D. of Comprehensive Dermatology and Facial Plastic Surgery in Winter Park, FL are committed to providing knowledgeable and comprehensive care for all of their patients. If you have questions about a procedure or would like to schedule a consultation, call (407) 339-7546 today!

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