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Vascular Laser Treatments

Vascular Laser Treatments Dr. Park's Approach: "We are currently using 3 different laser and light modalities to help reduce redness and small blood vessels which become visible. These include Intensed Pulsed Light (IPL), the Diolite laser and the long pulse Nd:Yag 1064 nm laser. These treatments work to try to eliminate the vessels which have formed superficially in the skin to lessen the appearance of little red or purple lines/patterns or general redness. The downtime is minimal and the laser treated areas show improvement immediately.  IPL takes multiple treatments, but can deal with broader areas of redness."


Liposuction - Suction Assisted Lipectomy Dr. Park's Approach: "Liposuction is the using of suction through long thin hollow tubes called cannulas to remove fat from under the skin. It is a wonderful technique to achieve reshaping of certain body parts. The ideal patient is at a stable body weight, is hopefully near their ideal weight, has good skin tone, and has limited areas which are disproportionately large despite weight loss. These patients can have outstanding results with limited Liposuction. I generally use small cannulas and reserve ultrasound assisted liposuction for very dense, fibrous areas, which will not respond to

Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck - Abdominoplasty Dr. Park's Approach: "I consider Tummy Tucks and Body Lifts some of the most transformative procedures done in plastic surgery. The recontouring of the trunk can enhance self-image in dramatic ways. Although the scars tend to be long, they are usually a great trade-off for a significantly improved shape. I have tremendous respect for these surgeries. I believe they are some of the highest-risk plastic surgery procedures performed in terms of patient health. The risk of blood clots and embolism are real and should be carefully considered when embarking on this type of surgery. That being

Spider Vein Removal

Spider Vein Removal - Sclerotherapy Dr. Park's Approach: "We treat 'spider' type blood vessels with a couple of different modalities. The treatments can really 'clean up' areas where the vessels are visible. Since they are often red or purple in contrast to lighter skin, they are often prominent and bother many patients.  In the face, we usually use one of the vascular lasers, and on the legs, lasers or injections can be used.  These treatments are very effective and during or shortly after the procedure, vessels actually disappear. Common areas we treat include small vessels on the nose, cheeks

Arm Lift

Arm Lift - Brachioplasty Dr. Park's Approach: "Brachioplasty has become more common with the increased popularity of weight loss surgery. This is an operation which truly trades scarring for shape. In most cases, there is a long scar from the arm-pit to the elbow. This is necessary to remove the excess skin and fat. This results in a much improved shape although the scar is visible with certain arm positions. Patients often tell me that the scar is well worth it, as they feel much less self-conscious about their arm shape." What is an Arm Lift?

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation - Augmentation Mammoplasty Dr. Park's Approach: "Breast Augmentation is about choices.  Size is often the first choice considered, but there are many other important decisions to be made. Implant shape, implant material, implant diameter, implant projection, shell texture, incision location, muscle coverage and postoperative management options are all important choices which need to be made. My personal experience has led me to understand that the projection of the implant away from a woman’s body is most directly related to her perception of size. Although we have been conditioned to think in bra sizes, they tend not to be

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery - Blepharoplasty Dr. Park's Approach: "Eyelid Surgery is one of the most common procedures I perform. It is delicate, precise and I believe it is the single most effective area to rejuvenate when trying to create a more youthful appearance of the face. The eyes have many classic aging changes. Patients note that their upper eyelid skin is too abundant and hangs too low, that they appear tired from lower eyelid dark circles and bags, that their eyebrows seem to have fallen, and that fine wrinkling has taken over their eyelid skin. The good news is that there

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction - Reduction Mammoplasty Dr. Park's Approach: "Some of the most satisfied plastic surgery patients are those who have undergone Breast Reduction surgery.  Successful surgery results in a higher, smaller, lighter breasts. Besides improvement in appearance, symptoms of bra strap grooving and back, neck and shoulder pain are often significantly improved. The classic pattern of scarring includes scars around the nipple-areolar complex, a vertical scar on the front of the breast, and a horizontal scar under the breast of various lengths.  For the Breast Reduction patient, these scars tend to seem insignificant compared to the improvement in shape and


Facelift - Rhytidectomy Dr. Park's Approach: "The face undergoes classic changes during the aging process and Facelifts try to reverse the general changes caused by a lifetime of using facial muscles and the pulling of gravity. This can include removing and tightening skin, tightening muscle and contouring fat. One of the common complaints heard is that the skin of the neck is too loose and the lower cheek area is hanging down. This is called Jowling.  Deep folds where the cheeks meet the lips are also a sign of the aging face. There are many techniques to try to improve

Breast Lift

Breast Lift - Mastopexy Dr. Park's Approach: "A Breast Lift is a great procedure to reverse the effects of aging and child bearing on the breasts.  Some younger women who haven’t had children but who naturally have excess skin and sagging of their breast tissue often can benefit from this procedure as well. I believe that the most effective techniques reshape the breast in addition to removing skin and re-positioning the nipple to a higher position. I favor vertical techniques which create scars around the nipple and vertically down from the nipple to the fold under the breast. It