Simmonds Cosmetic Surgery Center
Nose Surgery / Rhinoplasty
Considering plastic surgery? Plastic surgery is a personal and important decision. Dr. Simmonds wants to assure you that he and his staff is committed to providing personalized and quality care. We welcome the opportunity to give you the information you need to make the best possible decisions.
Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the leading procedures done in the United States; the nose is the most prominent feature of our face and is what sets the harmony and balance of all your other facial features. You may feel your nose is too large, too wide, or you may have a hump. This is a common complaint.
Dr. Simmonds specializes in what is called a “closed approach rhinoplasty”. This procedure leaves no external scars. Even at the closet of angels it is virtually impossible to notice any scars. The incision is made on the inside of the nostril.
Rhinoplasty also referred to as nasal reshaping, can be done at an early age, as long as the growing process is complete. Both men and women, young and old, make changes to the shape of their noses.
Most people believe that by doing a rhinoplasty they will be making themselves look like someone else or will be getting “someone else’s” nose. Those days of going into your plastic surgeon’s office and asking for a particular celebrity’s nose are gone.
As with any surgery Dr. Simmonds will review your medical history with you, past and present medications you may be taking including herbal supplements and risks and benefits of the surgery. Surgery takes about two and half hours depending on what is done. This procedure is done at an outpatient surgery center, under general anesthesia. The nose is packed for twenty-four hours and removed the next day at your one-day post op check.
No blowing your nose for one month and no sticking anything up your nose to clean it, if you need to sneeze, try to sneeze out the mouth. Patients may resume most normal activities within one week. It is our goal to give you the best results possible to enhance and balance your facial features
Lip Augmentation - Dermal Fat Grafts
Do you feel you have small lips that disappear or no lips at all? Lip Augmentation may be the perfect procedure for you. There are different techniques and products that can be used in today’s market to create fullness in the lips. Dr. Simmonds offers a natural method of enhancing your lips by using dermal fat grafts from your own body. No foreign products or temporary products such as collagen are used.
The dermal fat graft procedure offered by Dr. Simmonds involves excising an area on the lower abdomen or from an area with an existing scar, of skin dermis and fat. The incisions are made in the corners of the mouth and are about 3 – 4 millimeters in length. The grafted dermis and fat is then threaded into the upper and lower lips through these incisions.
The lips will appear very large for 2 – 3 weeks due to the swelling that occurs. This procedure is usually done under general anesthesia at an outpatient surgical facility. It typically takes about one to one and one half hours for both lips.
Carefully following Dr. Simmonds instructions, before and after surgery, minimizes surgical risks. If you want fuller more voluptuous lips, that last this procedure may be right for you.
Face Lift / Rhytidectomy
Face lifts, technically known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. Some of the most visible signs of aging begin with the face.
You may have some of the following types of conditions: a deep line that runs from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth, loose skin around the neck and jaw line, excess fatty tissue in the neck and jowl area, wrinkled, creased skin on the face and neck.
Face lift surgery is designed to correct these aging factors in various ways. Incisions usually begin above the hairline at the temples and follow the natural line in front of the ear then, curve behind the earlobe into the crease behind the ear. The skin is lifted and re-draped, but not pulled. The muscles of the face and cheek tissue are resuspended to give longer lasting results without that “pulled” or “wind tunnel” look.
Every patient’s facial structure, bone and skin type are different. Dr. Simmonds will discuss options on an individual basis. Frequently other rejuvenation procedures can be combined with your facelift, eyelids Surgery, nose reshaping, brow lift, mid-facelift, cheek and chin implants.
Carefully following Dr. Simmonds instructions ,before and after surgery , minimize these risks. All medical conditions will be discussed, past and present. Medications you may be taking, including herbal products, over the counter medications and nutritional supplements will be reviewed.
Dr. Simmonds requires lab work prior to surgery as well as other pre-operative tests depending on ones individual health history. The face lift procedure is done under general anesthesia. The Surgery takes from three to four hours. You will have a turban type wrap around your head, and drains will be in place. The next morning Dr. Simmonds will remove the dressing and drains.
The first few days you should rest with your head elevated, to help minimize swelling and bruising. Face lift patients usually have minimal discomfort however, any pain you feel can be controlled with pain medication prescribed by the doctor.
Knowing that our face is our most visible feature, one that through expression and appearance conveys what and how we feel. Even a person who is energetic and excited about life can appear tired or sad due to aging. Do the signs of aging bother you in your face? Then a facelift may be right for you.
The forehead lift is a procedure to help you look as good as you feel. A low or sagging brow can make you appear sad or tired even when your not. The brow lift will correct this sagging that occurs to give a more youthful and relaxed appearance.
The forehead lift, also called a brow lift, is done to minimize forehead creases and improve drooping eyebrows. This is done by removing excess tissue, altering the muscle, and tightening the forehead skin. This surgery takes about an hour and a half and is done under general anesthesia.
Recovery time is generally five to seven days. Many times brow lifts are done in conjunction with the upper eyelids. As with any surgery, Dr. Simmonds will go over your health history and any medical conditions you may have.
Following Dr. Simmonds instructions, before and after surgery, minimize these risks. Instructions include that you quit smoking, avoid certain medications, and arrange to have help following surgery.
Brow lift/Forehead lift can be done in two ways. Coronal incision is an incision across the top of the scalp beginning above the ears and concealed within the hairline. Endoscopic technique, which is a long, thin tube with a light on the end, and attached to a video camera. This popular procedure is often selected because of the small incisions made within the hairline. Dr. Simmonds can recommend which technique will give you your best results depending on your facial features, skin, muscle tone, and forehead height.
You can expect swelling, numbness and discomfort that can be controlled with pain medications. Keeping your head elevated for the first couple of days to a week will help reduce swelling post-operatively. Your head will be wrapped with a bandage the first night, which can cause additional swelling in the eyes, that is all normal and will go down fairly quickly, once the bandage is removed by Dr. Simmonds at the one day post op visit. It is our goal to give you a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
Forehead Lift/Brow Lift
Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty
Plastic Surgery is a personal and important decision. Dr. Simmonds wants to assure you that he and his staff are committed to providing personalzed and quality care. We welcome the opportunity to give you the information you need to make the best possible decision.
Sooner or later we will all experience the forces of gravity pulling on our faces, as well as the rays of sun exposure, and of course the stress in our daily lives which unfortunately can make us look older than we feel. More than any other facial feature, your eyes reveal the most about you.
If you are experiencing droppy upper eyelids and wrinkled puffy bags below the eyes making you appear tired, angry, or simply just unhappy, eyelid surgery may be the right answer for you. Eyelid Surgery, or blepharoplasty, corrects this problem taking years off your looks.
This procedure removes excess fat, tightens loose skin, and minimizes bags under the eye. The incisions made to the eye heal to imperceivable fine lines leaving a more youthful and rested appearance. Patients can look up to five to ten years younger, and help those with obstructed vision see clearly again.
Recovery time is usually only three to five days with minimal discomfort. Eyelid surgery is an excellent simple way to jump on and beat the aging process. You will be very pleased with your new refreshed appearance.
Dr. Simmonds will go over your health history and any medical conditions you may have. As with any surgery, risks and benefits will be discussed. Following Dr. Simmonds' instructions, before and after surgery, can minimize these risks. Some instructions include stop smoking, avoiding certain medications, and arranging to have help following your surgery. It is our goal to make you happy with your results and for you to feel a new sense of self confidence with your new rested and rejuvenated appearance.
Ear Surgery / Otoplasty
Otoplasty, is also known as ear pinning. This procedure is to reduce the size of large ears and allows for them to be set back closer to the head. This is done by reshaping and repositioning the ear cartilage. The incisions are made behind the ear so nobody will see the scars. This procedure is done on both children and adults, and when performed by a qualified, experienced surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor.
Otoplasty is done under a general anesthesia at an outpatient facility and takes about 2 1/2 hours of Surgery. The patient’s head is wrapped in a turban type dressing until Dr. Simmonds removes it the following day. The ears may throb or ache a little for a few days to a week and can be managed with medication. Once the dressing is removed by Dr. Simmonds places a headband or sweatband over the ears to help with compression. This is to be worn for 3 – 4 weeks.
*individual results may vary.