Plastic Surgery in Dumfries, VA
Plastic Surgery Procedures for the Face that are Available Near Dumfries, Virginia
Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)
This procedure is performed at Belmont Plastic Surgery in Stafford, Virginia, near Dumfries. This procedure is designed to rejuvenate the portion of the face above the eyes. Following a brow lift, the patient enjoys a more refreshed appearance. The surgeon accomplishes this by excising the sagging skin on the patient’s forehead and gently moving the underlying tissue and muscles to a position in the forehead that improves the contour of the upper portion of the face. With a brow lift, Dr. Jules Feledy can eliminate deep furrows and address a sagging, heavy-looking brow.
Ear Pinning Surgery (Otoplasty)
While performing this plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Feledy can change the angle of the ears so they sit closer to the patient’s head. This plastic surgery procedure can be performed for adults and for a child as young as 5 years old. Dr. Jules Feledy can perform other otoplasty procedures to address damaged, misshapen ears, to reduce overly large ears or to create an ear for a patient who is missing one.
As we age, the cheeks tend to lose volume and/or begin to sag. Sometimes, an individual’s cheeks just naturally appear to be thin or flat. This plastic surgery procedure is designed to address these issues and is accomplished by lifting and/or adding volume to the cheeks. These enhancements can be achieved permanently with cheek implants or by injecting the patient’s harvested fat into these areas. Injectables (i.e., dermal fillers) are a nonsurgical option for enhancing the cheeks, however, the results attained with these fillers are only temporary. At Belmont Plastic Surgery in Stafford, Virginia, near Dumfries, Dr. Feledy performs a variety of plastic surgery procedures.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Lift)
Dr. Feledy performs this procedure at Belmont Plastic Surgery in Stafford, Virginia, near Dumfries, to address issues related to the eyelids (e.g., drooping upper eyelid and/or excess fat accumulation beneath the lower lids, etc.) so as to provide the patient with a natural, refreshed-looking appearance.
While performing a facelift, Dr. Jules Feledy can lift and firm sagging facial tissue to provide the patient with a more youthful appearance. During this plastic surgery procedure, he will remove the excess skin, smooth any deep folds as well as lift and tighten the deeper facial tissue.
A Cervicoplasty (Neck Lift or Platysmaplasty)
Individuals who have loose, sagging skin on the neck may want to consider having a neck lift. With a neck lift, Dr. Feledy can remove excess skin and/or tighten neck muscles. Once complete, the patient’s neck will appear firmer, smoother and well defined.
Rhinoplasty (‘Nose Job’ or Nose Reshaping Surgery)
Nose reshaping surgery is a plastic surgery procedure that is designed to improve the size, shape and symmetry of the nose. The goal is to enhance the patient’s nose so that it is in better proportion with the rest of the face. During a rhinoplasty, Dr. Jules Feledy can improve the shape of the cartilage, bone and skin of the nose by performing this procedure at his state-of-the-art surgery center, near Dumfries, Virginia.
Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty)
This plastic surgery procedure is used to improve the contours of the jawline, neck and chin. It usually involves augmenting the chin by placing an implant around the existing bone. With a genioplasty, Dr. Feledy changes the shape and size of the chin to bring it into harmony with the rest of the face. A chin augmentation provides the patient with a permanent solution for a recessed or weak chin.
Plastic Surgery Procedures that are Available Near Dumfries, Virginia, Designed Specifically for the Breasts
Breast Augmentation (Breast Implant Surgery, Augmentation Mammoplasty or ‘Boob Job’)
Using saline or silicone breast implants, Dr. Feledy can increase the size of the breasts and enhance their shape. Ultimately, his goal is to provide each patient with breasts that accentuate her natural proportions by creating a beautifully symmetrical breast profile. Using the patient’s own harvested fat is another way Dr. Feledy can augment the patient’s breasts; however, this method is only used for patients looking for a slight increase (up to one cup).
Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer
Patients who are interested in a slight breast-size increase may want to consider using their own harvested fat instead of implants. While performing this plastic surgery procedure at his surgery center near Dumfries, Virginia, Dr. Feledy harvests fat from areas of the patient’s body that are resistant to diet and exercise. After removal, the fat is purified and then injected into specific areas of the patient’s breasts to increase their size and to enhance their shape. This procedure offers two benefits, a slight increase in breast size and the removal of fat from resistant areas of the body.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A mastopexy is designed to address a condition called ptosis (i.e., sagging breasts). With a breast lift, Dr. Feledy can provide the patient with perkier, firmer, beautifully shaped breasts that rest higher on her chest. In addition, he reduces the size of the nipple-areolar complexes, creating complexes that are proportionate with her newly lifted breasts.
Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)
Many times, women who have overly large breasts experience physical ailments. With this plastic surgery procedure, at his state-of-the-art surgery center, near Dumfries, Virginia, Dr. Feledy reduces the size and weight of the breasts, lifts them to a position higher on the patient’s chest and decreases the size of the nipple-areolar complexes. With the removal of excess tissue, fat and stretched skin, Dr. Feledy not only reduces the size and weight of the breasts, but he also makes them firmer, eliminates sagging and ensures the patient’s breasts are symmetrical.
Tuberous Breasts (Tubular Breast Deformity or Tubular Breasts)
This congenital abnormality causes an individual to develop breasts that appear tubular. This condition occurs due to a malformation of connective tissue during puberty. Tubular breast deformity is not gender specific; therefore, it can affect both men and women. Whereas, one might think that a breast augmentation in and of itself could correct tubular breasts, this is not the case. To fully address tubular breasts, a corrective surgery is required.
Treatment for Capsular Contracture – Either a Capsulectomy or a Capsulotomy
A capsulectomy and capsulotomy are plastic surgery procedures designed to address a condition referred to as capsular contracture. This condition can occur following a breast augmentation using breast implants. While the formation of a capsule around each implant is normal, when the patient’s body creates excess scar tissue around the implant, capsular contracture occurs. With capsular contracture, the additional scar tissue causes the capsule surrounding the implant to thicken. This thickening eventually squeezes the breast implant, causing the breast to feel hard and look distorted. This condition can also be painful.
Patients who have a capsulectomy have the entire implant capsule removed. Upon capsule removal, the patient can choose to have a new implant placed or, when possible, just have Dr. Feledy return the original implant to its pocket.
When a patient has an open capsulotomy, Dr. Feledy creates an incision to open the effected implant’s capsule. Once he has created the incision, Dr. Feledy releases/and or removes a portion of the capsule, which allows the implant to move more freely within its pocket.
If a patient has a closed capsulotomy, manual compression is used to break up the excess scar tissue. Although a closed capsulotomy sounds less invasive than an open capsulotomy does, there is a high risk of hematoma formation and/or implant rupture associated with this procedure.
Breast Reconstruction Following a Mastectomy
Patients who are undergoing a mastectomy or who have already had a mastectomy may choose to have plastic surgery performed to have breast implants placed. Dr. Feledy helps each patient decide whether a staged breast reconstruction or simultaneous breast reconstruction procedure will serve her the best.
Staged breast reconstruction refers to a plastic surgery procedure that is used when a woman needs to undergo radiation therapy.
Simultaneous reconstruction is ideal for women who do not require breast irradiation. With this procedure, Dr. Feledy can reconstruct the breast at the same time the mastectomy is performed.
TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction
TRAM is the acronym for transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap. This procedure has been used for decades and involves keeping the abdominal tissue flap attached at its original site so as to retain its blood supply. Once the flap is created, Dr. Feledy gently tunnels the flap beneath the patient’s skin until he reaches the location for the implant’s pocket. Dr. Feledy can use this flap of skin to create the pocket or, sometimes, the breast mound itself.
DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction
DIEP is the acronym that refers to the deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap. This flap consists of skin and tissue that is taken from deep within the abdomen. The DIEP flap is used to recreate the breast. Some of the other flap techniques used to recreate breasts include the superficial inferior epigastric artery blood vessel (SIEA or SIEP) flap, the superior gluteal artery perforator (SGAP) flap and the lateral superior gluteal artery perforator (LSGAP) flap.
Breast Explant Surgery (Breast Implant Removal Surgery)
Breast explant surgery is designed for patients who have had breast reconstruction surgery or a breast augmentation with implants. This plastic surgery procedure is used when a woman is experiencing pain and discomfort due to capsular contracture or some other issue affecting her breast implant and/or the implant’s capsule. During this procedure, Dr. Feledy removes the implant and scar tissue. If necessary, any material that has exited the implant’s capsule will also be removed. It is the patient’s choice whether or not to replace the implant.
Breast Implant Replacement
Breast implant replacement surgery may be necessary if: excess scar tissue forms around an implant; the patient is not satisfied with her initial breast augmentation or breast reconstruction procedure results; the patient would like to increase (or decrease) the size of her current implants; replace her implants with a more modern version, or to address a ruptured, leaking or deflated implant.
Plastic Surgery Procedures for the Body Available Near Dumfries, Virginia
Men and women choose to have liposuction procedures to achieve a variety of goals. Some of Dr. Feledy’s patients wish to improve how they look while wearing a swimsuit and others just want their everyday clothes to fit more comfortably. For men, liposuction may be used to treat a condition affecting the breasts that is referred to as gynecomastia.
Fat Grafting (Fat Injections or Fat Transfer)
During a fat grafting plastic surgery procedure, fat is harvested via liposuction from areas of the patient’s body that are resistant to diet and exercise (e.g., lower abdomen, hips or thighs, etc.). After purifying the harvested fat, Dr. Feledy strategically injects it into the targeted treatment areas (e.g., face, buttocks, hips, feet, hands or breasts).
Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
This plastic surgery procedure involves using autologous fat to increase the size of the buttocks. During this procedure, Dr. Feledy removes excess fat from various areas of the body via liposuction. He purifies the fat before he strategically injects it into the patient’s buttocks to improve its proportions with the rest of the body.
This plastic surgery procedure is used to tighten or reshape the female genital area to make it appear more youthful and symmetrical as well as to correct overly large, sagging and/or misshapen labia. This procedure can be used to address tissue laxity, stress urinary incontinence and painful intercourse.
This combination procedure is designed to help a woman regain some of the physical characteristics she has lost due to pregnancy, breastfeeding and/or the natural aging process. Procedure options include non-surgical treatments, plastic surgery procedures or a combination of the two. A mommy makeover is frequently performed to address sagging breasts, deflated-looking breasts, overstretched nipple-areolar complexes, sagging skin on the abdomen and abdominal muscles that are stretched or separated.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
This plastic surgery procedure is used to contour the abdominal area by removing excess skin and fat as well as by tightening or repairing the abdominal wall muscles.
Dr. Jules Feledy uses this procedure to address an individual’s new body shape following excessive weight loss and/or pregnancy. He uses one or a combination of liposuction procedures to remove excess fat. He may also perform excisional skin surgery (e.g., an abdominoplasty, a breast lift, etc.).
Lower Body Lift
This plastic surgery procedure is designed to remove the hanging skin that remains following massive weight loss and/or pregnancy. In addition, this procedure may be performed to address issues related to the natural aging process and sun damage. During this procedure, the skin of the lower body is lifted and tightened.
Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)
Dr. Feledy uses this plastic surgery procedure to decrease the size of the upper thigh. Other procedures may be performed in conjunction with a thigh lift (e.g., an abdominoplasty, etc.).
Dr. Feledy can use this plastic surgery procedure to restore the natural look of the hand. Hand surgery is frequently performed for people who have rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative changes of the hand, birth defects or congenital problems affecting the hand. In addition, this surgery may be necessary following an injury and/or after some type of infection.
A Plastic Surgery Procedure Designed Specifically for Men
Treatment for Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) Near Dumfries, Virginia
This plastic surgery procedure is the most effective treatment for addressing gynecomastia (i.e., enlarged male breasts). During this procedure, Dr. Feledy removes excess glandular tissue and fat to provide the patient with a firmer, flatter more masculine-looking chest.
If you reside in the Dumfries, Virginia, area, and you would like to learn more about any of the procedures listed above, contact Belmont Plastic Surgery today at (540) 891-0040. The Stafford, Virginia, office is located at 2071 Jefferson Davis Highway.