Get Ready for the Holidays with our MedSpa Favorites

Everyone wants to look and feel their best for the holiday season. Whether you have family coming to town or are putting together a holiday party you want to wow your guests at, there’s always a good excuse to pamper yourself this celebratory season. While you may not find the time for the planning and recovery that goes with more intensive plastic surgery options, our medical spa services allow for surgery-free ways to enhancement. And, here at Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center, we offer a number of ways to not only pamper yourself to feel your best but to look your best this time of year too. Check out some of our most commonly used MedSpa services you can take advantage of before the holiday season is upon us.

Injectables

With no recovery time and surgery-like results, more and more people are beginning to see the benefits of dermal fillers and injectables. These products are utilized for a number of benefits including smoothing lines and wrinkles, enhancing the shape and size of lips, and even reducing the appearance of excess fat around the neck.

Dermabrasion

For those want to reduce or rid the appearance of scarring from acne or even an accident, blotchy skin tone, freckles, fine lines, and wrinkles, dermabrasion is a great option. Basically, the procedure is performed by using surgical instruments to evenly remove the top few layers of skin. This allows the healing process to regrow new, healthy skin cells. But, since each patient must wait for new skin cells to regrow, it may take a few weeks to be able to confidently showcase new results.

Chemical Peels

Just like dermabrasion procedures, chemical peels work to remove the top layer of the skin. But, rather than utilizing surgical instruments, chemical peels use a type of chemical solution. Types of chemical peels vary. The type of chemical peel right for your desires depends on the results you’re expecting and the time you have for recovery.

Ultherapy®

This innovative technology utilizes ultrasound energy waves to penetrate areas of the skin affected by wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin due to aging. Basically, it works to stimulate natural collagen production, which is responsible for keeping the skin elastic and young-looking. With no downtime and immediate results, many patients see the results they want with Ultherapy® sessions.

Schedule Your MedSpa Favorite Treatment

Ready to schedule your MedSpa treatment and get ready to look your best for your holiday plans? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Carp to talk about our MedSpa treatments and what may be best for your desired results. Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center of Green and Beachwood, Ohio is proud to serve the communities of Akron, Cleveland, Canton and surrounding areas.

How Kybella® Combats the Dreaded Double Chin

Unfortunately, diet and exercise alone are often not enough to get rid of excess skin or fat located under the chin. And, no one likes to look in their front-facing camera phone to be surprised by a double chin. While excess skin and fat around the neck are often attributed to being overweight, it can happen as a result of aging and family history as well. For those who are at a healthy weight, there is an effective and quick way to reduce the appearance of the double chin known as Kybella® dermal fillers.

 What are Kybella® Dermal Fillers?

Kybella® is an injectable treatment which contains an ingredient called deoxycholic acid. This ingredient is actually a naturally forming chemical within the human body which is utilized in digestion to break down fat cells. And, it works as an injection in the same way. When Kybella® is injected into the affected area, fat cells around the neck are targeted and eliminated. This leaves a slimmer, younger-looking neck.

Why Consider Kybella® as a Method to Double Chin Removal

Sure, you could consider a neck lift as a means to eliminate the excess fat and skin around your neck. But, Kybella® is a non-invasive treatment which includes injections rather than intrusive surgery. This means minimal to practically no recovery time. And, minimal to no pain. Plus, most importantly, Kybella® treatments offer little to no risk besides the occasional side effect like swelling.

 Book Your Kybella® Dermal Filler Treatment Consultation

If you’re in the Akron, Cleveland, Canton, or Green, Ohio areas, our practice is available for Kybella® dermal filler consultations. During this consultation, you can meet with Dr. Carp, our experienced plastic surgeon, about your Kybella® treatments. If you’re ready to see how Kybella® can help to rid your life of excess skin and fat on the chin, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Carp.

Can Plastic Surgery Make My Eyes Bigger?

The eyes are the focal point of the face. They’re what people look at when they speak to one another. Furthermore, they’re the first thing people see when they look at you. But, what do your eyes say about you? Do they say that you’re tired? Do they say that you’re aging? Do they say that you’re angry? Often, the eyes may not say what you may wish others to know or think. Even worse, they may not look how they once appeared or how you want them to at all. But, while there may not be a plastic surgery procedure which works to literally make the eyes bigger, there are cosmetic surgery methods to make them appear bigger, younger, and less tired.

Eye Enlargement with the Eyelid Surgery

The most common surgical procedure utilized to make the appearance of the eyes seem larger is the eyelid surgery. During this surgery, excess skin, muscle, and fat cells are removed from both above and below the eyes. The result is a younger, less-tired looking patient. So, those struggling with sagging eyelids as a result of aging or genetics can benefit from the results of this surgery.

Eye Enlargement with the Brow Lift

The brow lift surgery, or forehead lift, is another way to achieve the appearance of bigger, plumper eyes. Typically, it’s performed on people who wish to reduce the appearance of aging as skin from the forehead may have repositioned with age. As a result of this aging, the skin around the eyes may have started to sag or droop. And, the lifting of the brow once again allows the eyes to appear wider and brighter.

Schedule your Consultation with Dr. Carp

While either procedure can help to provide the appearance of bigger eyes, those who aren’t struggling with a drooping brow won’t benefit from eyelid surgery. On the contrary, those struggling with puffy eyelids may not benefit from a brow lift. And, even further, some patients may benefit from the use of both an eyelid surgery and a brow lift combined. In the end, the only way to tell which procedure may be best for the results you’re looking for is to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon.

At Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center, you can get all your questions about your eye enlargement procedure from Dr. Carp during your initial consultation. To schedule your consultation, contact us today. Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center of Green and Beachwood, Ohio is proud to serve the communities of Akron, Cleveland, Canton and surrounding areas.

What is the Best Age for a Mommy Makeover?

Whether you are struggling with excess belly fat that won’t seem to go away after pregnancy or sagging breasts from breastfeeding, many mothers are looking to the promising results of a mommy makeover. But, many of these mothers are wondering if they’re at a good stage in life for this type of procedure. So, is there a best age for a mommy makeover? And, if so, what is that age range?

What is a Mommy Makeover, Anyway?

While many moms may look to plastic surgery for the results they want, they may not know what a mommy makeover is. Typically, a mommy makeover consists of four different types of plastic surgery procedures: liposuction, tummy tuck, breast lift, and breast augmentation. But, different combinations of procedures may be utilized according to a patient’s expectations for treatment results.

What are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?

Basically, the best benefit to undergoing all of these procedures at once is the number of results. Furthermore, another important benefit to a mommy makeover is that combining these surgeries also allows the body to heal more effectively. And, allows a patient to recover from three surgeries at once, instead of three separate occasions.

The Best Candidates for a Mommy Makeover

Fortunately, any age is a good age to consider a mommy makeover. But, while age may not be a factor, there are other circumstances which may disqualify some for this type of procedure. Firstly, while a mommy makeover can help to restore a body after pregnancy. However, if a patient undergoes a mommy makeover and gets pregnant again afterward, their results will become undone. So, those who consider a mommy makeover should be content with how many children you have is a must to qualify. Second, those who smoke, are not in good physical health, cannot take the time to recover, or are not emotionally prepared for this type of surgery may also not qualify.  Finally, the best and only way to be sure that you’re a good candidate for a mommy makeover procedure is to have a plastic surgery consultation.

Consult with a Plastic Surgeon About Your Own Mommy Makeover

Here at our practice near Akron, Cleveland, and Canton, Ohio, you can meet with our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Carp, to have all your mommy makeover questions answered. And, find out if you meet all requirements necessary to gain from the benefits of this effective procedure. To schedule your consultation, contact us today.

The Importance of Plastic Surgery Consultations

Plastic surgery options provide a number of benefits and help with a number of debilitating or embarrassing aesthetic features. And, with improving technologies, many of these procedures now offer more affordable prices, reduction of healing time, and even reduced the risk of complication. But, before an appointment for a plastic surgery procedure can be made, an important but necessary plastic surgery consultation must be performed.

What is a Plastic Surgery Consultation?

Basically, a plastic surgery consultation is just a meeting between the plastic surgeon and the patient before the surgery date is set. During this consultation, both the doctor and the patient may gain important information regarding the surgical procedure. If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon in Green, Akron, Cleveland, or Canton, Ohio, expect for your initial visit to the plastic surgeon’s office to be a plastic surgery consultation.

Things a patient may learn during a consultation may include:

  • Which surgical procedure is right for them
  • How long a surgical procedure will take
  • Necessary requirements for the operation
  • If their expectations for surgery will be met
  • What to expect for recovery
  • If they are a good candidate for a specific surgery

Things a plastic surgeon may learn during a consultation may include:

  • A patient’s expectations following a surgical procedure
  • Concerns a patient may have regarding a plastic surgery operation
  • If a patient is eligible for a desired procedure based on medical history

Ready to Schedule Your Plastic Surgery Consultation?

While you may be excited and anxious to have your plastic surgery operation and show off your results, a plastic surgery consultation is imperative. And, you’ll be thankful you’ve had one. Basically, it’s the vital first step in the process in which you will have all of your questions answered. So, be prepared to ask all the questions you may have. If you know what you wish to ask about the plastic surgery procedure you want, you may be ready for your consultation.

Additionally, if you want to find out which procedure may be best for the results you want, it may also be the right time to schedule your initial plastic surgery consultation. To schedule to meet with Dr. Carp and begin the process of your plastic surgery operation with a plastic surgery consultation, contact us today.

Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?

Serums, makeup, ice packs…you may have tried it all. But, no matter what you attempt, your baggy, puffy eyelids still make you look tired. For some, the drooping or swelling of either the top or bottom eyelid may come with age. For others, it’s genetic. And, for many struggling with this occurrence, it’s not just about appearances, it’s about comfort. Sagging eyelids can distort vision and even make people feel more tired than they really are. Fortunately, there is a surgical treatment which can help reduce bagginess and swelling of the eyelids. But, those who consider this procedure should make sure they are ideal candidates.

 Who is Qualified for Eyelid Procedure?

 First and foremost, those who are looking to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, dark circles under the eyes, or even wrinkles won’t get the results they want with eyelid surgery. Typically, this type of procedure is specifically meant to adjust the appearance of sagging or puffy eyelids by removing excess fat, skin, and/or muscle.

Next, those who consider an eyelid surgery should consider their expectations. If you’re expecting a procedure to make you look like a different person, this surgery isn’t for you. But, it can definitely make those struggling with the appearance or functionality of their eyelids feel more comfortable. So, before choosing this treatment, make sure you are aware of what to expect by consulting with a plastic surgeon like Dr. Carp.

 Finally, other individuals unqualified for this type of procedure may include those diagnosed with high blood pressure, Grave’s disease, thyroid diseases, or heart diseases. While eyelid surgery is relatively simple, there are still some risks. And, those diagnosed with these disorders may be higher at risk for complications than others. Additionally, it’s a good idea for anyone considering this type of cosmetic procedure to have their regular, annual eye exam beforehand. This way, both your optometrist can let you know if you have dry eyes or another condition which may affect the outcome of eyelid surgery.

Find out if You’re a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery

 Sick of looking and feeling tired because of drooping, swollen eyelids? Dr. Carp has been performing eyelid surgery around Akron, Cleveland, and Canton, Ohio for many years. Our team can help to determine if you may be a good candidate for this surgery with a consultation. Schedule your consultation by contacting our practice now.

Breast Reduction vs. Breast Lift: Determining What’s Right for You

It’s not uncommon that a woman will wish to transform the look of her breasts with cosmetic surgery. But, not all women wish to make their breasts larger in size. So, they choose to consider cosmetic procedures to either reshape or resize their breasts. And, while cosmetic procedures are undoubtedly successful in providing the desired results, women are often unaware that there are different kinds of cosmetic procedures which are used to reshape or resize the female breasts. Determining the difference between the two most commonly used procedures, breast reductions and breast lifts, may help you to determine which one you can benefit from most.

What is a Breast Reduction?

As the name suggests, a breast reduction is used to reduce the size of the breasts. This is done by surgically removing fat cells to help release pain or discomfort due to oversized breasts. However, women experiencing sagging and drooping breasts due to size can also benefit from this procedure as it works to also reshape the breasts. Those qualified for this type of procedure may experience neck and/or back pain, rash underneath the breasts, a limitation of physical activity, or other debilitation due to breast size. Or, simply wish to live a life with smaller breast size.

What is a Breast Lift?

Those who are experiencing drooping or sagging breasts not due to size, but to aging or breastfeeding, can get their desired results from a breast lift procedure. During this surgery, a patient’s breasts are reshaped and positioned surgically. Also, this surgery allows for the replacement of nipples which have elongated or reshaped over time. While a breast lift can be utilized as a procedure on its own, it’s often paired with other cosmetic surgeries like breast augmentations and reductions. Those qualified for this type of procedure may experience sagging breasts, breasts of uneven shape or size, and flattened-appearing chests.

Still Don’t Know Which One is Right for You?

If you still don’t know which procedure may be right for you, or if utilizing both is the best way to get the results you want, a consultation can help to provide you with the answers you’re looking for. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Carp contact us today. Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center of Green and Beachwood, Ohio is proud to serve the communities of Akron, Cleveland, Canton and surrounding areas.

Do Facial Injections Hurt?

It’s typical that people expect pain when it comes to cosmetic procedures. After all, the common saying goes, “pain is beauty.” However, with the introduction and increased popularity of dermal fillers, more and more people are finding they can get wanted results without the need for surgery. Obviously, this eliminates the need for incisions and lengthy recoveries. But, do dermal fillers free patients from the unwanted pain that comes with surgery? Or, do they hurt? And, what can someone expect as far as pain during and after these dermal fillers are injected?

What to Expect with Facial Injections

First and foremost, while you won’t be put under for facial injections, there are anesthetics available. Both topical ointments and injections are utilized, depending on the procedure, patient, and amount of treatment fluid per treatment. Those who opt for dental blocks (anesthesia injections) can expect a small, stinging pinch when the anesthetic is injected. However, once the initial prick is complete, patients can expect to experience numbing of the treated area.

Obviously, the injection of the filler product itself is not comfortable. If you ever have had an injection of some kind before, the sensation mirrors that of any other injection as it can be uncomfortable to experience the swelling of the skin. However, most first-time facial injection patients note that the sensation is much less severe than they initially expected. And, those who utilize the local anesthetic options often feel no pain during the procedure whatsoever.

Choosing Facial Injections

Overall, as far as pain goes, facial injections offer drastic results with little discomfort. And, with the advancing of these products, patients can now expect results to last for up to a year. But, it’s important that patients considering facial injections do understand that some pain may be involved. And, to consider anesthetic options and discuss with a plastic surgeon before determining a treatment date.

Talk to Dr. Carp About Your Facial Injection Procedure

If a little pain is worth it to you to experience up to a year’s worth of results, facial injections may be a good option for you. But, consulting with a plastic surgeon beforehand about your expectations is a crucial and helpful step in the process. Here at our practice, Dr. Carp is more than happy to address any of your questions or concerns. Schedule your consultation for a facial injection procedure today. Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center of Green and Beachwood, Ohio is proud to serve the communities of Akron, Cleveland, Canton and surrounding areas.

The Importance of Choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Almost everyone has heard of the circulating plastic surgery horror stories. Sadly, these stories tarnish the reputation of the plastic surgery industry and hurt those who have worked so hard to be able to help people through plastic surgery. However, being sure that a plastic surgeon is board certified can help to determine whether or not your doctor is the right fit for your procedure. And, can help to ease your nerves as you are certain your surgeon is qualified for the job at hand.

What Does It Take to get Board Certified?

Legitimate plastic surgeons go through rigorous training and lengthy schooling to achieve their certification through the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In most cases, it requires up to 16 years of higher education after high school graduation. During schooling, perspective surgeons are meticulously supervised and specially trained in plastic surgery skills. Plus, along with passing classes and meeting all requirements, each perspective surgeon is required to pass two exams, oral and written, over the course of a 2-day span. These exams test the individual’s newly gained knowledge, surgical skills, and even the ethical reason for wanting to be a plastic surgeon.

The Qualified, Certified Plastic Surgeon

Knowing that your plastic surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery means that your surgeon knows what they need to know and is in the field for the right reasons. Obviously, those who weasel their way into providing unqualified plastic surgery procedures are not up to par with the board’s standard of judgment. And, those who are serious about getting the qualified care they need can use this standard of judgment for themselves.

Dr. Carp, Certified Plastic Surgeon with the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Looking for a qualified, certified plastic surgeon you can trust? Here at our practice, Dr. Carp has been offering the immeasurable results plastic surgery can provide to patients who want the help of a quality, highly trained professional for many years. And, he may be able to help you too!

To speak with us about a consultation for a plastic surgery procedure, contact our offices today. Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center of Green and Beachwood, Ohio is proud to serve the communities of Akron, Cleveland, Canton and surrounding areas.

Gynecomastia or Not? Do I Have Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia, or an enlargement of the male breasts due to excess fat cells, can be embarrassing and debilitating. While it’s a common condition, men affected by this condition may avoid any activity which may require they remove their shirt. Or, simply feel insecure and helpless about their condition. But, there are things that men living with gynecomastia can do to address this issue. And, there are means to identifying this condition so that a person can determine if they qualify for treatment.

How Do I Know if I Have Gynecomastia?

Often, men experience an excess of fat around the nipple related to obesity or weight gain or obesity. But, this is a different medical condition than gynecomastia and may affect treatment options. So, it’s important to identify, before seeking treatment, which condition you may have.

First, gynecomastia is the result of a change in hormone production. So, those diagnosed usually start to experience the gaining of extra fat cells around the nipple during specific stages of life. Typically, those diagnosed with the condition will start to notice symptoms during specific times in life like puberty or with age.

Second, since gynecomastia is the result of abnormal hormone levels, those who have a normal body fat percentage can be pretty sure they have this condition. While overweight men can too struggle with gynecomastia, it’s normal for fat to accumulate around the breasts with weight gain.

Finally, the developed fat cells can also help to determine whether a person is struggling with a build-up of fatty tissue or dealing with gynecomastia. When a man has gynecomastia in the beginning, smaller stages, it starts to develop only behind the nipple. And, is firmer to the touch; unlike excess fat caused by weight gain which is soft.

Treatment for Gynecomastia

Fortunately, for those who think they may be struggling with excess fat build up around the breasts caused by gynecomastia, there are treatment options available. Men living with this condition may find a reason to show off their bodies once again with the help of a male breast reduction surgery. Here at Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center, we strive to make all patients as comfortable as possible. And, get the results they’ve always wanted.

If you are ready to rid your life of the symptoms of gynecomastia, we can help. Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center of Green and Beachwood, Ohio is proud to serve the communities of Akron, Cleveland, Canton and surrounding areas. Take the first step and schedule your consultation with Dr. Carp by contacting us today.