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Breast

Breast Reduction FAQs

Dr. Brennan always makes a conscious effort to minimize incisions and potential for scarring. In many cases incision are less than 1in.

Results are typically long lasting but weight changes can affect results.

In some cases Insurance will cover a portion of a breast reduction surgery. It all depends on and individuals plan and coverage. At our practice we allow PPO insurance only. During your consultation insurance will be discussed in further detail.

In many instances a breast reduction surgery will improve the position of a patient’s breast. Dr. Brennan’s approach to surgery is smart surgery. If he can achieve a significant improvement with the least amount of invasiveness he will recommend that route first. There is always a secondary procedure that can be performed if the patient would like additional improvement in the position of ones breast. The majority of patients are happy with the change in position with a breast reduction surgery only.

There is no specific age that makes a patient and ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery. We patients of all ages whose breast size hinders daily activities. This is a more important factor over age when assessing someone needs and wants for a breast reduction. Dr. Brennan assesses every patient’s individual needs and gives his best professional advice.

Breast Augmentation FAQs

Although commonly thought, it is necessary to replace you implants after 10 years, this is in fact untrue. Dr. Brennan’s philosophy is that implants need to be replaced for one of four reasons. -Rupture – Capsule (Painful Scar Tissue) – Increase or decrease the size If you love your implants and there are no problems there is no reason to replace them.

Breast augmentation are one of Dr. Brennan’s favorite procedures because results are visible right away. After your compression dressing is removed next day you are able to see the beautiful new fullness in your breast.

Typically after a breast augmentation surgery our patients resume normal activities and behaviors very next day. Our patients typically do not experience pain and relate their discomfort to a sore muscle for a few days. Many of our patients drive themselves to their next day appointment.

Dr. Brennan performs his breast augmentation surgeries in about an hour. It is important that a patient is under anesthesia for the least amount of time possible which helps to ensure a quick recovery process. Dr. Brennan’s experience and expertise allows him to thorough, precise and timely.

You have both options when deciding where you would like the placement of your breast implants. There are obviously pros and cons to each such above the muscle ensures a quicker recovery time versus under the muscle where the recovery is tougher and longer.

There are several areas that an incision may be placed including inframammory, areolar, and armpit. Dr. Brennan will discuss with you which best suits your personal circumstance.

Breast Lift FAQs

The results of a breast lift are typically permanent however factors can play in the longevity of the procedure like age, and weight changes.

Typically breast lift surgery is considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance.

Dr. Brennan makes every effort to minimize incision size and chances of scarring for all patients. There are also amazing scar creams on the market that can be used to also minimize the chances of scarring.

Many patients are happy with a lift alone however if a patient would like additional fullness a breast implant may be required.

Every patient is different and individual circumstances will effect who is an ideal candidate for a breast lift surgery. However a good rule of thumb is 6 months.

Face

RevitalEYES FAQs

The less anesthesia a patient encounters the quicker their recovery will be. The local anesthesia option also offers a more affordable surgical option for our patients.

The results are typically permanent however how one ages may affect the longevity of the results.

RevitelEyes is a great procedure because our patients are typically completely healed within one week.

Dr. Brennan strategically developed the incision placement for optimal healing and eliminates the possibility of scarring with hiding the incisions. This will be discussed further in your one on one consultation with Dr. Brennan.

You are a great candidate for RevitalEyes if:

  • You are unhappy with the appearance of your eyes or brow
  • Your brown and eyelids hinder your vision
  • People ask you if you are tired, or that you look tired even after 8 hour of sleep

Lip Augmentation FAQs

Surgical results are permanent and dermal fillers are temporary and can last up to one year. Dr. Brennan also has a more permanent filler that you may ask him about.

Our patients typically do not heal with scarring however anywhere an incision is made you do take the chance of healing with a visible scar. There is no scarring with dermal fillers.

Patients experience no pain and minimal if any discomfort from a lip augmentation procedure. Esthetically speaking you will have sutures and could have minor , temporary bruising and swelling. If you do not want anyone to know you have had a lip augmentation surgery then you may want to consider this when planning time off.

Lip augmentation can be accomplished by dermal filler (Juvederm, Restylane etc.) or a surgical procedure. With a dermal filler there is only a tiny needle hole that is usually invisible to the eye. If you are a candidate for a surgical procedure the typical placement for a lip lift is around the natural border of the lips.

Facelift FAQs

Everyone ages differently and at a different rate. Dr. Brennan’s promise to every patient is that on the day of surgery he will give you the very best surgery has to offer. He however doesn’t have a crystal ball to show what the future holds. Unfortunately a surgical procedure doesn’t stop the clock from ticking and as a patient you are genetically programed to age how you age. With that being said typically our patient enjoy the results of a facelift for 15 years plus.

Dr. Brennan’s patient recovery from a facelift is much less invasive compared to many surgeons due to his experience and expertise. Dr. Brennan has performed thousands of facelift procedures and has developed techniques to ensure a quick recovery for his patients. Our patient’s typically resumed all normal behaviors and activities within a week. Minimal, temporary bruising and swelling can occur (an varies patient to patient) so If you do not want anyone to know you had a procedure you may want to take that into consideration.

The goal for Dr. Brennan when performing a facelift is to always ensure there are no visible incisions or scarring and just as important no hair loss. Every patient is different however typical facelift patient’s incisions are hidden around the ear and hairline.

There are many factors including age to consider when establishing what patient is an ideal candidate for a facelift procedure. Genetics and environment factors help us age and the need for a facelift is based on one’s individual factors. Someone at the age of 40 could be a great candidate for a facelift where someone in their 60’s doesn’t have one wrinkle.

Facial Implants FAQs

Implant patient typically do not experience bruising but could encounter minimal and temporary swelling. Our patients typically feel recover after one week of a facial implant procedure.

Implants whether it be facial or breast are the easiest to remove if you don’t like it. With a simple procedure you can choose to have an implant removed at any time.

Think of it as a hand in glove. Dr. Brennan creates a pocket (glove) where the implant will fit snuggly and have no room for movement.

Dr. Brennan typically makes the incision inside the mouth for cheek implants and under the chin for chin implants.

Rhinoplasty/Septoplasty FAQs

Many surgeons use outside incision but with Dr. Brennan’s experience and expertise, he chooses only inside incisions. There is no visible incision or chance of scarring which our patients love. Dr. Brennan’s Rhinoplasty surgery is undetectable because there is no visible incision or scar.

Rhinoplasty results are permanent.

Dr. Brennan’s patients typically experience no pain and little to no discomfort. Patients feel find within a few days and can resume normal behaviors and activities within one week. Minimal and temporary swelling and bruising can occur. If you are someone who doesn’t want nayone to know you have had anything done you may want to take this into consideration when taking time off to recover.

Dr. Brennan performs Rhinoplasty on wide range of age groups. More importantly is the bone maturity rather than someone’s age.

When assessing a surgical patient regarding their nose there are two components that can be improved. One being the function of the nose and the other the cosmetic appearance of the nose.For some patients one or the other may be an issue but for many they would like both corrected.

Body

Sclerotherapy FAQs

Destruction of spider veins are semi-permanent and various factors could change the logevity of you treatments. Typically results last for 5-10 years.

Spider veins on the face can be treated with injections however we find results better with our laser.

There are some contraindication for sclerotherapy however no one list is entirely comprehensive.
Previous anaphylaxis to proposed sclerosants
Acute DVT
Deep venous obstruction
Peripheral vascular disease
Documented thrombophilia (w increased risk of DVT)
Pregnancy/ Breastfeeding
Skin disease (systemic disease)
Uncontrolled asthma

Most of the time within one appointment you can treat most spider veins, however typically more than one session is needed to completely diminish the spider veins. At your consultation you will be evaluated and made aware of the amount of time needed per appointment and how many total appointments needed.

Gynecomastia FAQs

Gynecomastia patients have little restrictions and can resume normal activities and exercise within one week.

Patients may experience little swelling that typically subsides within a few days of the procedure.

Our patients typically experience no pain and little to no discomfort with Gynecomastia surgery. You may even choose to have the procedure done under a local sedation rather than general anesthesia.

Liposuction FAQs

Our patients typically have little temporary discomfort and most compare it to having a very sore muscle. This typically last only a few days.

Liposuction is considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance.

There are many factors that determine the cost of liposuction:

  • he areas treated (tummy vs inner thighs)
  • How many areas treated (ex: tummy and thighs vs just tummy)
  • experience and expertise of the surgeon

Results will last as long as you maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. Any fluctuation in weight can alter results.

There are many factors that make for an ideal liposuction patient. If you are in good physical condition and have stubborn fatty tissue that you can’t get rid of no matter how much you maintain a healthy diet and work out regularly you may be an ideal candidate.

Tummy Tuck FAQs

Tummy tuck results are long lasting but it is important to maintain your weight to insure longevity of your results.

There are a few factors that determine the cost of a tummy tuck: If it is a full or modified (mini) tummy tuck experience and expertise of the surgeon

Our tummy tuck patient recover very quickly and typically resume normal activities within one week.

Tummy tuck surgery is for patients who no matter how much they diet and exercise cannot improve access skin in their abdomen area.

Upper Chest Rejuvenation FAQs

The way a patient is genetically programed to age may affect the longevity of the results of a chest lift, however most patients enjoy the results for 15 plus years.

The recovery period for a chest lift is very minimal. The typical downtime for a patient is about 1-2 weeks.

Many factors make one and ideal candidate for the Upper Chest Rejuvenation. If you do not like the appearance of your chest regardless of your age you may be a great candidate for the procedure.

The incision is placed where a bras strap are typically and usually heals without a scar.

Body Lift (Arm lift & Thigh lift) FAQs

General anesthesia is administered to our body lift patients by a board certified anesthesiologist and an fully accredited outpatient surgical center. We make sure our patients are completely comfortable during and after their procedure.

Results after a thigh or arm lift are long lasting. It is important to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle to maintain your results.

A typical arm lift or thigh lift will take approximately 1-2 hours.

Femilift

Femilift FAQs

The results will last several years, but because over time vaginal tissue does change with increased laxicity, there is a recommendation for a once a year maintenance treatment if the patient feels like the results and symptoms have changed.

Only one. Avoid penetrative intercourse for 5 days.

Women should be prepared to experience increased vaginal sensation and pleasure following each treatment. Vaginal lubrication may improve and orgasms may become more intense. Associated risks are minimal. Some women may experience a watery discharge or spotting for only a day or two. Any concerns you may have will be discussed during your consultation.

Each patient is different, but typically most women need 3-4 treatments to see results.

The FemiLift procedure is almost pain free. Women report it is more comfortable than having a regular pap-smear.

NeoGraft

NeoGraft Hair Restoration FAQs

Hair loss does not stop after transplantation – some people will need continued maintenance and further sessions will likely be required, particularly if your balding pattern continues with age. Progressive hair loss or the desire for more density may require more transplants. An estimate of balding pattern and the number of procedures needed will be discussed during the consultation with your doctor.

You can resume regular activity right away, as long as it is nothing strenuous.

The science behind grafting is simple. Hair follicles are taken from the hair in the back of the head that naturally continues to grow. The follicles that hold your transplanted hair are living tissues that grow cyclically. Once the normal hair follicle has been implanted into the balding area, the grafted hair will stay in place for about two to three weeks before shedding – this is normal and an important part of the new growth process. After shedding, the new growth will begin in 3-4 months and your hair will continue to grow normally. More importantly, your results will look healthy and natural.

Yes. Because FUE/NeoGraft is a minimally-invasive procedure, it is a viable option for both men and women looking to restore their own living and growing hair with transplantation.

Patients who would like the option of wearing a very short haircut in the back or sides of their scalp, or those who want the least amount of activity restriction (e.g. athletes) after their hair transplant procedure, may be good candidates for FUE. The NeoGraft FUE System can also be used for ‘scar camouflage’ procedures for patients who have had prior linear harvests, as well as for body hair transplants.

Candidates for hair restoration surgery are those individuals in good health with moderate hair loss and sufficient donor hair on the back of the scalp to transplant into the balding areas. Those with more donor hair, greater hair density and fullness can typically expect fuller results. It is also important that you have reasonable cosmetic goals. Hair transplantation can achieve very good, natural results but cannot restore your hair to the density you had as a teenager. Your doctor will assess the amount of coverage needed to give you the appearance you desire.

Therapies

IV Therapies

Our IV therapy are tailored treatments to individuals circumstances and needs.

We encourage certain diet and lifestyle factors during the course of our patients IV’s. During and after the sessions, the doctor or nurse will recommend certain exercises, hydration tips, and encourage a low-carb, low-sugar approach to food with an emphasis on healthy saturated fats.

IV therapy allows for increased absorption right from the start where vitamins only a portion your body can absorb. The second your infusion begins, vitamins, minerals, and other powerful nutrients are instantly circulated through your bloodstream and absorbed by your cells that need it the most; there’s no waiting for the liver or stomach to play catch-up.

Because we staff great nurses who have no problem with finding good veins, most patient barely fee anything and at most feel a slight pinprick. We encourage our patients to drink lots of water prior to their appointment which will also help.

Prevention is key here and you don’t have to be ill to reap major benefits from our IV therapies. Because we are all exposed to various toxins and environmental factors IV therapy is an essential step in cleansing, removal, breakdown and digestion of harmful substances.

We offer a relaxing setting for IV therapy patients. We encourage you to unwind and let the day melt away.However, we know that everyone has active schedules, which is why it is also ok for our patients to continue reading, using mobile technology, laptops and pursuing world related endeavors while receiving an IV therapy.

Every patient’s circumstance is unique and treatment greatly depends on the customized protocol recommended and the response to the individual IV therapy. It is common for a patient to have more than one treatment a week, however many of our patients report feeling more energized and a renewed sense of well-being after just one IV therapy!

The total time for a single session will depend on the condition, treatment selected, and protocol. All of our therapies require a minimum of 30 minutes and could take as long as 1hour 30 minutes. We make our patients treatments comfortable and relaxing with comfy lounge chairs, free wifi, and healthy and refreshing beverages and snacks.

Our physician alongside our highly experienced nurse will design, select and administer the IV therapy.

IV therapy is extremely safe. Prior to any IV treatment our patients vitals are tested, blood pressure is monitored and a healthy history is carefully look over. Every IV therapy session is performed under strict medical supervision. After a treatment patients may resume all normal daily activities and behaviors.