The outcome of any plastic surgery procedure can improve your self-image, change your outlook on life, slow the aging process and improve your body function. With Dr. Hughes’ extensive surgical experience, he can help you achieve the body you have always wanted.
- Hand surgery
- Tummy tuck – abdominoplasty (for women and men)
- Eyelid surgery – blepharoplasty
- Face lift/neck lift
- Brow lift
- Forehead lift
- Nose job – Rhinoplasty
- Thigh lift
- Arm lift
- Body contouring
- Gynecomastia repair
Hand surgery can help relieve pain from multiple conditions. In addition to breast and body cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Hughes also specializes in:
- Tendon repair
- Open or closed reduction of hand and wrist fractures
- Carpal tunnel syndrome release (endoscopic and open)
- Release of Dupytren’s Contracture
- Surgery for rheumatoid arthritis
- Removal of tumors of the bones and soft tissue
Abdominoplasty (the tummy tuck) is a surgical procedure that can flatten and shape the abdomen and waist. The surgical procedure removes excess fat and skin, and then tightens the surrounding muscles. It can even be used to restore weak or separated muscles, resulting in a smoother and firmer abdomen. This procedure is not an effective weight loss solution on its own but it can enhance weight loss efforts.
Women who have stretched skin and abdominal muscles due to pregnancy are often ideal candidates for tummy tucks. But men can benefit from tummy tucks as well. With a balanced diet, healthy lifestyle and regular exercise, the results can be extremely effective and long-lasting.
Eyelid surgery – blepharoplasty combines state-of-the-art techniques to rejuvenate the eyelids resulting in a more youthful appearance. During the aging process, the eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken and fat accumulates around the eyes, causing bags above and below. The procedure may include removal of excess skin and fat to correct puffy, sagging or tired looking eyes. In select patients, excess fat from the lower eyelid may be transposed or injected below the eyes to correct any undesirable hollow region below. Wrinkles may be improved by direct removal of excess skin and/or muscle or by laser resurfacing. Though blepharoplasty is often performed as a single procedure, it may be combined with a browlift, facelift or skin resurfacing to achieve the best results.
Face lift and neck lifts counteract the problems associated with aging, sun exposure and daily stresses of life by removing fat from the neck and tightening skin and muscles, giving your face and neck a rejuvenated, youthful look. Face lift surgery can be combined with a browlift, eyelid surgery or laser skin resurfacing.
In most cases, a face lift or neck lift procedure involves the removal of excess skin and tightening or reshaping of the skin and muscle tissues. There are several types of facelift procedures that Dr. Hughes can discuss with you. These include:
- Deep Plane lift or composite lift
- SMAS lift
- Subperiosteal lift
- Skin lift
- Mid facelift
- Feather lift
- Thread lift
Brow lifts can revitalize and correct sagging or low position eyebrows, which create a tired or sad appearance, deep horizontal creases across the forehead, and frown lines between and across the top of the nose. The procedure can be done in conjunction with other surgeries (such as facelift and eyelid). Additionally younger adults who have a low brow or who already have deep frown lines due to stress or over activity of muscles may benefit from the procedure.
Forehead lift. There are a variety of ways to elevate the brows and correct aging changes in the forehead area. There are three commonly used techniques – coronal lift, endoscopic lift and subcutaneous lift. Dr. Hughes will closely examine your entire forehead and upper eyelid region, noting the muscle activity when you assume various facial expressions. The particular surgical technique that he will recommend will depend on many factors such as the position of your eyebrows, the amount of excess upper eyelid skin and the height of your hairline.
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures – it sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat from areas such as the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, neck and upper arms that have not responded to diet and exercise.
Liposuction surgeries can help improve your self-esteem by slimming and reshaping the body, eliminating these stubborn, localized fat deposits. This improves the body contours and proportions, resulting in a leaner body that is less disproportionate than before. The results are long-lasting and can be maintained with proper diet and exercise.
Rhinoplasty reshapes, reduces or augments a person’s nose, removes a hump, narrows nostril width, changes the angle between the nose and the mouth, or corrects injury, birth defects, or other problems that affect breathing.
Before the nose is altered, a young patient must reach full growth, usually around age fifteen or sixteen. Many patients have chin augmentation in conjunction with rhinoplasty to create a better balance of features.
Body lift and contouring. A body lift most commonly refers to recontouring the lower body by addressing loose skin and contours. A patient may need a tummy tuck to take care of the skin and abdominal wall laxity in the front. However, some patients may have loose skin on the back buttocks or lateral thighs as well. This is referred to as a posterior lower body lift. A tummy tuck and a posterior lower body lift can be performed at the same time and is referred to as a circumferential lower body lift or belt lipectomy.
The circumferential lower body lift can be performed in one surgical setting, which allows for a flat abdomen and an improved lower back. At the same time, the buttock can be lifted and the lateral thighs can be improved.
Dr. Hughes performs the body lift and all other body contouring procedures, including liposuction, arm lift, thigh lift, breast lift, upper back lift and Brazilian butt lift.