AWAKE Abdominoplasty procedures involves the use of a diluted solution of local anesthetic and other medications to remove excess skin from the middle and lower abdomen while tightening the abdominal muscles and fascia of the abdominal wall. Most stretch marks are typically taken out along with the skin removal.
AWAKE Abdominoplasty is an outpatient procedure, avoiding a costly hospital charge under General Anesthesia. Since the patient remains awake during the surgery, the patient will see the results before the completion of the surgery.
AWAKE Tumescent Abdominoplasty has an unprecedented safety record and allows the surgeon to efficiently remove both deep and superficial excess layers of fat with little discomfort, faster recovery and improved cosmetic results. Patients see fewer skin irregularities, less bleeding, and reduced bruising.
AWAKE Liposuction (also known as Tumescent Liposuction) involves the use of a diluted solution of local anesthetic and other medications to fill the fatty layer of the skin prior to removing the excess fat. This causes the tissue to become swollen and firm, allowing for excellent control. General anesthesia is not required, eliminating potential complications. This involves sculpting the bulging areas for the appearance of more attractive contours.
AWAKE Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, avoiding a costly hospital charge under General Anesthesia. Since the patient remains awake during the surgery, the surgeon can ask you to change positions which leads to better sculpting of the targeted areas.
Tumescent liposuction has an unprecedented safety record and allows the surgeon to efficiently remove both deep and superficial excess layers of fat with little discomfort, faster recovery and improved cosmetic results. Patients see fewer skin irregularities, less bleeding, and reduced bruising.
AWAKE surgeries are based on the Klein Technique, which uses lidocaine to numb tissue in order to perform surgery. The term AWAKE Breast Augmentation is a term created by Dr. Anil Gandhi.
It has been shown that this technique has an extraordinary and unprecedented safety record when used as directed and has few of the side effects or risks associated with using General Anesthesia. A secondary benefit to using this procedure is that since the patient is "AWAKE", she can determine whether to increase or decrease the volume as desired, prior to closing the incisions. This is the ONLY technique that gives the patient the opportunity to make an informed consent as to the final size of her augmentation during the surgery.
In 2008, Dr. Novoa studied with Dr. Gandhi and completed training in AWAKE Liposuction, AWAKE Breast Augmentation and AWAKE Lipoabdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck). Since this date, Dr. Novoa has performed hundreds of AWAKE Breast Augmentation, Liposuction and Lipoabdominoplasty procedures.
In January 2012, Dr. Novoa presented a research paper at the Fifth World Congress of the International Society of Cosmetogynecology (ISCG) and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). The paper, Tumescent Breast Augmentation Surgery (TABS), is the first and largest research paper discussing AWAKE Breast Augmentation without the use of any sedation. This paper, along with Dr. Novoa's instructional video on AWAKE Breast Augmentation found on YouTube.com, has been recognized nationally and internationally as a reference for AWAKE Breast Augmentation.
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Labiaplasty surgery involves surgically reducing the enlarged or irregularly shaped labia minora. Typically the labia grows abnormally during childbirth or even during hormonal changes in a woman's life.
Large labia can be an embarrassment to some woman while in others the condition can be very uncomfortable. On occasion the labia can protrude and can be noticeable through clothes. In such cases, pain or discomfort can be felt when wearing tight fitting clothes, while exercising or during intercourse.
We offer two types of labiplasty surgery styles, "Peek-a-boo" and "Barbie doll".
Clitoral Hood Reduction surgery (Clitoropexy) involves surgically reducing the excess tissue surrounding or covering the clitoris. This "hood" covering, which is analogous to a male's foreskin, can become enlarged and protrude making it physically and emotionally uncomfortable for the woman. An enlarged clitoral hood can also have a negative impact on a woman's sexual pleasure during intercourse because of the extra skin desensitizing the clitoris. However, some women may just want to aesthetically change the appearance of their clitoral hood.
Dr. Novoa offers this exceptionally precise surgery for women seeking to improve the aesthetic appearance of their genital area by excising the extra folds of skin lateral to the clitoris. The clitoris itself and its nerves are never touched. This is NOT clitoral mutilation or clitoral un-hooding.
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Sometimes, a woman will experience vaginal looseness or vaginal relaxation as a result of childbearing, trauma, or simply due to aging. The muscles become relaxed and have poor tone, strength, and control. The internal and external diameters increase. The vagina is no longer at its optimum physiological state. As a result, sexual gratification between a woman and her husband or partner decreases.
Traditionally, gynecologists have only been able to offer pelvic exercises, called Kegels, as a non-surgical technique to improve the strength and tone of the vaginal tissue. However, these exercises have little or no effect on severely relaxed vaginal tissue.
One of the most controversial GYN surgical therapies, Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery (VRS) involves the surgical modification of the vagina. VRS is a surgical procedure designed to repair and tighten the vagina to a smaller, "pre-vaginal delivery" state.
Upon request, the vagina can even be returned to a virginal size, which is given the term Virginal Size Restoration Surgery (VRSR), also known as Virginal Restoration (VR).
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