Palomar's Deep IR Joins Zimmer Chiller for Quick Painless Skin Tightening Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 Palomar Icon Aesthetic System MaxIR: Deep infrared heating on areas such as the neck, abdomen, and legs, and soft tissue coagulation A broadband infrared light source with an output spectrum filtered to optimize energy penetration into deep dermis and hypodermis [...]
No More Pain with Fractional Laser Treatments, Chemical Peels and Photofacials
Thursday January 24, 2013
As in 2012, The Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic is maintaining it’s professional lead in with state of the art plastic surgery lasers and equipment. Just added to our inventory is the Zimmer Cryo 5 upgraded chiller. In addition to the advanced cooling systems built into all of our lasers, this patient held cooling system now eliminates all of the pain previously experienced with Fractional Laser Treatments and Photo facials. This system may also be used during TCA chemical peels that now may be performed as an office procedure at a lower cost to the patient. The Zimmer “Chiller” will be available for our Valentine‚s Day February 5th event which already has had a great response in terms of reservations.
The Cryo Cold Air Device is intended to minimize pain and thermal injury during laser and dermatological treatments and for temporary topical anesthetic relief for injections. Unlike other cooling methods such as contact cooling, cryogen spray or ice packs, the Cryo 5 can cool the epidermis before, during and after laser energy has been applied without interfering with the laser beam.
This technology even surpasses the super cooling system integrated into our new Vectus hair removal laser. Dr. Lewis Obi recently had his entire back treated with the Vectus hair laser and it was so painless that he did not realize the treatment had even been performed. Like the majority of his patients, Dr. Obi is not a Marine when it comes to painful procedures. Because of the pain associated with lasers in the past, many patients have been reluctant to undergo these treatments.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Report on Longevity of Facelifts
Tuesday January 15, 2013
Publication out of Arlington Heights, Ill.
More than five years after facelift surgery, three-fourths of patients still look younger than they did before surgery, according to a long-term follow-up study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryÂ. The results suggest that, more than five years after facelift surgery, “There is no significant objective or subjective sign of continued aging or ‘relapse’ in any area except for the neck.” The researchers add, “The vast majority of patients will continue to look better several years after surgery than they did before.” This new evidence will help guide patient expectations and also establishes that surgical facelifts are still an important component of facial rejuvenation.
Dynamics of facial aging.
Loss of soft tissue volume, skin sag and intrinsic skin surface aging are the three major components of the aging face. In patients with significant loss of facial soft tissue, the use of the patients own processed (Adivive) fat is the best choice for large volume replacements. However, if affordable, the combination of surgical tightening along with volume replacement will provide the patient with a better long term rejuvenation.
Early recurrence of neck sag after surgical facelifts.
Dr. Lewis Obi agrees with this survey that after a surgical facelift, neck sag tends to recur quicker than the facial sag. To avoid premature recurrence of this neck sag after a total face and neck lift, Dr. Obi has incorporated the use of SlimLipo laser neck tightening with almost all of his surgical facelifts. Laser tightening of the neck provides for progressive neck skin shrinkage for at least six months thereby avoiding the early recurrence of neck skin laxity. In addition to surgical facelifts, the SlimLipo neck tightening may be performed as a solitary procedure or in conjunction with stem cell fat grafting to the face (OPERA LIFT).
Conclusions of ASPS study.
In this ASPS study, Drs. Barry M. Jones of King Edward VII Hospital, London, and Steven J. Lo of Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit, Glasgow supports facelift surgery as the only rejuvenation technique to have objective and subjective evidence for long term efficacy. However, –in The New Age of Plastic Surgery”, Dr. Lewis Obi and his international colleagues take issue with this static and rigid approach to facial aging. In todays society and economy, patients are seeking an alternative to traditional surgical solutions in the area of facial aging. As Dr. Obi has discovered during the past four years, non surgical alternatives such as SlimLipo, Adivive and PRP may also be used to enhance traditional surgical facelift procedures.
Complication Rates for Simultaneous Versus Staged Combined Procedures of Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift
Complication Rates for Simultaneous Versus Staged Combined Procedures of Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift Sunday January 13, 2013 Arlington Heights, III. - Breast lift surgery and breast augmentation with implants can safely be performed in a single procedure, according to a report in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryÂ, the official medical journal [...]
A Unique and Simple Approach to Body Enhancement During Weight Loss Monday January 7, 2013 Daniel - –Pygmalion's Creation” - 1983 - Obiarts, Inc. As a sequel to our January 2013 Newsletter, Dr. Lewis Obi and The Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic would like to follow up on the lead story around body enhancement. In the [...]
Wishing All of Our Patients a Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year Tuesday January 1, 2013 –2013 we are coming” and this is where we left off in 2012. In contrast to last year's lack luster economic performance by our country, the Lewis Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic experienced a significant increase in activity. This is [...]