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June 05, 2017

Best breast implant options for youWhen you are deciding to undergo breast augmentation, choosing the best implant options can seem like a daunting task once you understand how many options are available to you today.

At Lakemont Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, we are dedicated to helping our patients make the best choices about their breast implants so that they truly love their results. During your complimentary breast augmentation consultation, we will help you understand your options and answer your questions so you can make informed decisions about your breast implants.

Before your consultation, you will want to begin thinking about these factors:

  • Breast implant size
  • Breast implant fill type
  • Breast implant shape
  • Breast implant projection
  • Breast implant texture

Each factor can subtly change the look and feel of your implants to affect your final results. We will help you understand the pros and cons of each choice, such as what type of implant projection will produce the most natural result with your body shape.

Are you ready to discover which breast implant options are best for you? Let us help you explore your options and achieve your personal beauty goals. Call Lakemont Plastic Surgery & Laser Center today at 407-982-4391 to schedule your complimentary breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Scott Greenberg. We welcome clients throughout Orlando, Winter Park, and the surrounding areas of Florida. 

May 27, 2017

How much does breast augmentation costAt Lakemont Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we understand that one of your questions concerning breast augmentation is exactly what your costs will be. The short answer is that breast augmentations costs can vary depending on the specific options you choose for your procedure.

During your consultation, Dr. Greenberg will review all of your options, including choice of implant style, implant size, and implant placement. We will discuss the fees you can expect for surgery, any necessary laboratory tests, post-surgery medications, and follow-up appointments. We will give you a complete written estimate of all fees and costs associated with your procedure so that you have an accurate picture of your total costs for breast augmentation. In addition, we will your questions about all of the payment options available to you to make your plastic surgery an affordable reality today.

Would you like to learn more about the specific costs of breast augmentation based on your individual needs and goals? Schedule your complimentary breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Scott Greenberg today at our Winter Park practice. Arrange your appointment today by calling Lakemont Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 407-982-4391. We welcome clients throughout Orlando, Winter Park, and the surrounding areas of Florida. 

April 25, 2017

Skin Care Tips for Springtime in Winter Park FLSpringtime in the Orlando area means the temps are heating up and the rainy season is soon to come. Humidity is rising. So what can you do to revamp your skin care routine for spring? Here are a few tips:

  • Encourage cell turnover: Whisk away the dead skin cells to encourage a rejuvenated, vibrant look. Use an exfoliating cleanser 1-3 times a week. Microdermabrasion is a great way to remove the surface layer of dead, polluted skin cells and to stimulate blood flow to the outer layer of skin.
  • Use a lighter moisturizer: Because springtime in Florida is not as dry as the winter, you don't need the same heavy moisturizers. Lighter moisturizers will prevent clogged pores and breakouts.
  • Cleanse gently: Oil production will increase as the climate gets hotter and more humid. Consider using a gentle cleanser that is designed to reduce oil. But you may want to use this only a few times a week – be careful not to strip your skin of protective oils.
  • Peel away impurities: A chemical peel reveals radiant, fresh skin. Our experienced aesthetician can help you choose a peel tailored to your skin.
  • Protect your skin from springtime rays: SPF protection is important all year-round. Remember to use an SPF-rated moisturizer or sunscreen if you plan to be outside for an extended amount of time.

And as always, taking care of your body affects the appearance of your skin. Remember to eat antioxidant-rich foods (vegetables, fruit, leafy greens, nuts, seeds), get 7-9 hours of sleep each night and exercise regularly.

Want to find out how we can tailor skin care services to your needs and goals? Please schedule a consultation at our Winter Park practice to learn more. Arrange your appointment today by calling Lakemont Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 407-982-4391. 

March 22, 2017

Occurring in approximately 0.01% of all augmentation patients, ALCL is am extremely rare form of cancer that can be treated best when caught early on. Call 407-982-4391 to learn moreThe FDA announced on March 21st that a link has been discovered between breast implants and ALCL, an extremely rare form of cancer. Occurring in approximately 0.01% of women who have undergone breast augmentation, this type of cancer is marked by swelling of the lymph nodes, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, and backache – all issues that should be brought to the attention of board-certified Orlando plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Greenberg should they occur following placement of your implants. When caught in its earliest stages, ALCL is often treatable simply by removing the breast implant and surrounding capsule, though some case may require chemotherapy or radiation therapy to fully treat.

There are risks associated with any plastic surgery procedure. Risks of developing ALCL following breast augmentation is among them, but is so rare as to hardly warrant a mention. However, because we believe that women deserve to have full information about the risks and benefits of their chosen procedure, Dr. Greenberg will be happy to discuss, openly and honestly, ALCL and all other potential complications during your initial consultation. Having this information allows you to make the decision you feel is best for your body, your needs, and your life.

Is it possible to develop cancer following breast augmentation? Yes. Is it likely? No. This doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be a consideration, particularly for women with a family history of rare cancers. During your initial consultation Dr. Greenberg will review your medical history, discuss the risks and benefits of breast augmentation, and help you determine if the procedure is a good fit for your needs.

To schedule your breast augmentation consultation at our Winter Park, Florida plastic surgery office, please contact Lakemont Plastic Surgery & Laser Center today. Dr. Greenberg serves the city of Orlando and all surrounding areas.

tags: Breast Implants and Cancer
March 08, 2017

Three facial rejuvenation procedures – rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and facelift – were among the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in 2016. While nose surgery and eyelid lift remained at the number three and four spots respectively, facelift had been edged out of the top five by abdominoplasty in 2015. 2016 marks its return to the top five, with a 4% increase over the previous year.

Facelift, eyelid surgery, and nose jobs all made the list of 2016’s most popular plastic surgery procedures. To learn what these procedures can do for you, call 407-982-4391Some speculate that the increase in facial rejuvenation procedures is linked to social media and the growing popularity of selfies. However, individual reasons for seeking plastic surgery are often more complex than that. If you are unhappy with your appearance and are interested in learning what plastic surgery can do for you, please call our Winter Park office at 407-982-4391 to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon today.

The top five plastic surgery procedures performed in 2016 were:

  1. Breast Augmentation
  2. Liposuction
  3. Rhinoplasty
  4. Blepharoplasty
  5. Facelift

Liposuction saw the biggest increase with 6% growth over 2015. Nose reshaping and eyelid surgery both saw a 2% increase. Breast augmentation, which has been the most popular procedure for several years running, increased by 4%.

Dr. Greenberg offers a complete selection of breast, body, and facial rejuvenation procedures at our Winter Park cosmetic surgery facility. Working with each patient individually, Dr. Greenberg takes time to carefully plan and perform these procedures for the most desirable outcomes. If you are considering plastic surgery in the Orlando area, please contact us online to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you reach all of your aesthetic goals.

tags: Facial Rejuvenation
February 23, 2017

Are you looking for a treatment for stretchmarks? Call Orlando plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Greenberg at (407) 982-4391 to schedule an abdominoplasty consultation today. Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is an incredibly effective way to restore a slim, toned, and more attractive midsection. With abdominoplasty, Orlando plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Greenberg can eliminate loose and sagging skin, remove stubborn pockets of fat, and tighten abdominal muscles that have become weak and separated – all of which can contribute to a stronger and more appealing physique. In the process, stretch marks may be reduced or entirely removed, although this is different for every patient. What you can realistically expect from your tummy tuck surgery is best discussed in person with Dr. Greenberg at our Winter Park, Florida plastic surgery office.

Stretch marks happen when skin is rapidly stretched. This can be caused by growth spurts during puberty, but also from pregnancy and weight gain. Once present, stretch marks may fade somewhat on their own, but some indication of their existence is likely permanent. That is, unless the lined skin is removed from the body during a surgical procedure such as tummy tuck.

During tummy tuck surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon will eliminate loose and sagging skin from the midsection. When excessive and unnecessary skin is removed, the stretch marks marring it are removed as well. While this is different than a cure for stretch marks, it can be an effective way to get rid of them and, when proper care is taken of the body after abdominoplasty, prevent them from coming back. This, along with the many other aesthetic and physical benefits of tummy tuck surgery can be discussed in full during your plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Greenberg.

To schedule your abdominoplasty consultation, please contact Lakemont Plastic Surgery & Laser Center today. Located in Winter Park, Florida, our cosmetic surgeon serves Orlando and all surrounding areas.

tags: Abdominoplasty, Stretch Marks
February 06, 2017

Photo rejuvenation is a noninvasive treatment for myriad skin conditions. Call Orlando cosmetic surgeon Dr. Scott Greenberg at (407) 982-4391 to learn more50Photo rejuvenation, also known as a FotoFacial, BroadBand Light and intense-pulsed light therapy, refers to cosmetic treatments that use pulsed energy to correct issues including:

  • Sun damage
  • Pigment irregularities
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Superficial acne scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Rosacea

Nonsurgical and incredibly safe, photo rejuvenation performed by our Orlando cosmetic surgeon requires no downtime, allowing you to resume normal activities as soon as you leave our office.

Full results from photo facial therapy will take more than one treatment – up to five every two weeks – even when advanced options such as SkinTyte™ are used. During your initial consultation, Dr. Scott Greenberg will carefully assess your problem areas to help you determine how many treatments will be necessary to achieve the results you desire.

Photo rejuvenation is a gentle and noninvasive treatment, but is useful in treating a number of skin irregularities. When damage is deeper or more pronounced results are desired, our Orlando cosmetic surgeon can combine photo rejuvenation with laser skin treatments such as Microlaser Peel®, Pro-Fractional™ laser peel, and Nanolaser Peel™. When procedures are combined, flawless skin can often be achieved in a shorter period of time, though some laser treatments are more invasive than photo facial rejuvenation and will require a slight recovery period. This will be covered during your initial consultation to help ensure you are choosing the procedures ideally suited to meet both your needs and cosmetic goals.

If you are considering nonsurgical facial rejuvenation in Orlando or surrounding areas of Florida, please contact Lakemont Plastic Surgery & Laser Center today. Located in Winter Park, our board-certified plastic surgeon serves men and women living in and around Orlando.

tags: Photo Facial, Laser Skin Treatments
January 20, 2017

To learn all about your breast augmentation options in Orlando, call board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Greenberg at (407) 982-4391 and schedule a consultation todayThere are a number of breast implant options offered by Orlando cosmetic surgeon Dr. Scott Greenberg, including which shape will ideally suit your frame. However, a new study published in the January issue of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the online medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, has found that even plastic surgeons themselves cannot always tell the difference in results once implants have been placed.

To conduct this study, a panel of plastic surgeons and plastic surgery nurses were shown two different sets of before and after photos of breast augmentation patients, each containing 15 women with an average implant size of 300 cc. According to the study, neither group of cosmetic surgery professionals could consistently identify if implants were rounded or tear-drop shaped, particularly in women with similar physical characteristics.

While this study may suggest that implant shape is irrelevant in some cases, it may also point to the skill of the plastic surgeons who patients were included in the before and after photos. A qualified and board-certified plastic surgeon should be able to assess natural contours, determine the most appropriate implant size, and base all breast augmentation options on the specific needs of the patient. These steps, in turn, should produce pleasing and natural-looking results that serve to enhance the entire upper body.

Orlando plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Greenberg is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and fully dedicated to producing stunningly beautiful results for our patients. Working individually with you and paying close attention to your natural anatomy, Dr. Greenberg will customize your breast augmentation procedure to create the look you most desire.

If you are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon in the Orlando area, please contact Lakemont Plastic Surgery & Laser Center today. Located in Winter Park, we welcome breast augmentation patients from Orlando and all surrounding areas of Florida.  

tags: Breast Implant Shape
January 10, 2017

You will have to give up nicotine entirely to ensure ideal plastic surgery recovery. Call Winter Park plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Greenberg at (407) 982-4391 to learn moreIt is recommended that you quit smoking at least six weeks prior to undergoing any plastic surgery procedure. Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor, meaning it delays the body’s healing response by slowing the flow of blood to treatment area. Slowing the body’s natural healing response can result in serious complications including increased risks for infection along with aesthetic issues such as thick and visible scars. To avoid these problems, Orlando cosmetic surgeon Dr. Scott Greenberg strongly encourages our patients to eliminate nicotine entirely in the months leading up to surgery.

Smoking and Breast Surgery

Nicotine is known to cause vasospasm in breast surgery patients. A vasospasm is a sudden constriction of blood vessels, often occurring near the nipple of breast augmentation and breast lift patients. When vasospasm occurs, deep muscle and tissue pain is common, both of which can further complicate recovery and result in serious, untreatable discomfort.

e-Cigarettes, nicotine patches and gum, and other alternative nicotine delivery mechanisms are not suitable methods of quitting when preparing for plastic surgery. Because it is the nicotine itself and not the some 4,000 other harmful chemicals in tobacco that complicate plastic surgery recovery and results, simply replacing cigarettes with another tobacco-derived product will not serve any useful purpose. During your initial consultation at our Winter Park, Florida office, Dr. Greenberg can discuss this with you in greater detail to help ensure you are fully prepared when the day of your surgery arrives.

 If you have questions about plastic surgery preparation in Orlando or surrounding areas of Florida, please contact Lakemont Plastic Surgery & Laser Center to schedule a consultation today. Our board-certified plastic surgeon serves patients living throughout Florida from our Winter Park location.

tags: Plastic Surgery Preparation
December 20, 2016

To learn about treatments that can help any area of the body look more youthful, call Winter Park plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Greenberg at (407) 982-4391Aging impacts the skin throughout the body, though many people focus entirely on signs that appear in the face. Areas of sunken-in skin, deep lines, tiny wrinkles, and dark circles under the eyes can all be addressed through various facial rejuvenation procedures – some of which are nonsurgical. What many people do not know is that many of those nonsurgical options can also be used in other areas of the body to address signs of aging that may otherwise remain overlooked.

Hands betray age more than any other body part. Even if your face is soft and youthful, wrinkled and knobby hands can give your age away immediately – they may even detract attention from more appealing parts of your body. In order to achieve a fully youthful and vibrant look, Orlando cosmetic surgeon Dr. Scott Greenberg may recommend using soft tissue fillers in areas outside of the face. With the many fillers offered at our comfortable and welcoming office, there is an ideal solution for all of your areas of concern.

In addition to soft tissue fillers that may be useful in combating signs of aging throughout the body, other nonsurgical cosmetic options, such as laser treatments, may help smooth the skin and produce a more appealing look.  During your initial consultation Dr. Greenberg will carefully evaluate your problem areas, discuss your entire range of treatment options, and help you choose the one best suited to meet your needs.

To schedule your cosmetic treatment consultation at our Winter Park, Florida office, please contact Lakemont Plastic Surgery & Laser Center today. Our cosmetic surgeon serves Orlando and all surrounding areas.

tags: Soft Tissue Fillers