Armando Moncada, MD
Beauty. It truly does radiate from inside a person. A happy person, willing to share a smile or lend a helping hand, maybe send up a prayer for someone in need: that’s true beauty. We see beauty on the outside, but experience beauty from the inside. With that being said, a little touch up to the outside doesn’t hurt.
Wrinkles. They’re the first things we see in the mirror. Nonsurgical treatments, such as Botox Cosmetic or Juvederm, are temporary fixes to the effects of aging. Surgery is more permanent and can include a facelift, blepharoplasty (eyes) and fat transfer to the face. Skin care products can help fade wrinkles and we carry a full line of La Roche-Posay and SkinCeutical products.
Fat. While surgery should never be a substitute for losing weight, when those stubborn belly rolls just won’t go away, you may be a candidate for surgery. Depending on your needs, a tummy tuck can be mini (removal of the little pooch under the belly button); regular (from hip to hip, including repositioning the belly button and suturing the abdominal muscle); or extended (the incision going all the way around the waist), for those who have lost a lot of weight. Liposuction can be combined with these procedures or used by itself. Every body is different.
Reconstruction. Breast cancer is a devastating diagnosis, but immediate reconstruction after a mastectomy is common practice now, which helps with the mental recovery as well. Removing foreign substances injected under questionable circumstances and the subsequent reconstruction needed, also help in the complete healing of a person after such an experience.
Glam. There are glamorous and unglamorous aspects to beauty. True beauty does come from within, but sometimes we need a little help on the outside to boost our beauty from the inside as well.