A brow lift surgery in Glendora or Los Angeles areas can rejuvenate the forehead area by gently lifting the facial tissues that have descended over time. There are several techniques (including the endoscopic brow lift) that Dr. Sattler can perform, depending on your unique conditions. Dr. Sattler offers the brow lift to his patients in Glendora, Arcadia and Azusa, along with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as the eyelid lift, facelift and neck lift.
If you are bothered by the following conditions, you may want to consider a brow lift:
Loose skin on upper eyelids
During a consultation at our Plastic Surgery Center of Glendora, Dr. Sattler can help you determine if the brow lift can provide a satisfactory improvement.
A brow lift usually requires 1 – 2 hours to perform. Local anesthesia with sedation is a common choice, but general anesthesia may also be recommended. The incisions used will depend on plastic surgeon Dr. Sattler's chosen technique. In the endoscopic brow lift, several small incisions are made behind the hairline. Other techniques may involve a single incision that travels across the top of the head.
Before and After Brow Lift
Dr. Sattler elevates the brow while removing and altering underlying tissues as necessary. The brow position is then fixated and the incisions are closed with clips or stitches. After your brow lift, a soft absorbent dressing is applied. Dr. Sattler will give you specific instructions for post-operative care, including steps for showering, applying shampoo and camouflage cosmetics. You should expect some numbness, nausea, swelling and discomfort after surgery. Medications can help you manage these effects. Many patients are back to their normal routine within 10 days. After a brow lift, you will need to limit sun exposure and rigorous activity for a several weeks. To learn more about brow lift surgery and the endoscopic brow lift in the San Gabriel Valley, contact Plastic Surgery Center of Glendora to schedule a complimentary consultation with LA County plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Sattler.
Facelift surgery can reduce the appearance of sagging skin, fat deposits, and deep folds, among other conditions exacerbated by the aging process. During treatment, your plastic surgeon works to revitalize your appearance by removing excess fat, tightening muscles and underlying tissues, then redraping the skin. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Sattler performs facelift surgery, along with several other procedures for facial rejuvenation in LA County.
While the majority of patients who seek facelift procedures are over forty years of age, an increasing number of under-forty individuals are looking to facelifts as a preventative measure in keeping a youthful, healthy appearance. You may want to consider a facelift if you have noticed an increase in loose skin or loss of firmness. Ideal candidates will still have some elasticity so that it is possible for the skin to look firm. Other indications for facelift surgery in Glendora & Los Angeles include:
Deep folds and wrinkles
Fat deposits or folds around neck
Sagging face and/or neck
Healthy, non-smoker with realistic expectations about cosmetic surgery
As with many cosmetic procedures, it is important to keep in mind that while a facelift in Glendora & Los Angeles may improve your appearance considerably, it will neither permanently, nor completely, eliminate visible signs of aging.
Facelift surgery is usually completed within about 2 - 3 hours. The surgery can be done under a local or general anesthetic, depending on the facelift technique. In order to access the facial skin, chin and neck, the plastic surgeon makes incisions above the hairline at the temples, which then follow the natural contour in front of the ear, continuing behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. If rejuvenation of the neck is part of your surgical plan, small incisions are made under the chin. The skin is then separated from the underlying tissue. Excess fat is removed through surgical excision or liposuction, and both muscle and tissue are tightened. Finally, the skin is lifted or pulled upwards, the excess skin is removed, and the incisions are closed. Your plastic surgeon first sutures the tissue layers, then the outermost skin layer.
Glendora & Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Sattler or a member of our staff will provide detailed, individualized aftercare instructions so that you will know what to do when you begin recovery at home. Most likely, you will be asked to keep your head elevated, get plenty of rest and limit physical activity during recovery. Patients typically recover from surgery between 2-3 weeks. Immediately after surgery, loose bandages are applied to minimize swelling; numbness, bruising, and puffiness can be expected. If you are interested in learning more about the facelift procedure in LA County and the associated risks and benefits, please contact Dr. Sattler for a personal complimentary consultation. His office is conveniently located in Glendora, California easily accessible along the I- 210 corridor from Pasadena to Rancho Cucamonga.
Chin surgery includes procedures that reshape or augment the chin to enhance the aesthetic balance of the patient's face. A chin should be prominent, but not project so far that it becomes disproportionate. To achieve this goal, your plastic surgeon may recommend a facial implant or a chin reshaping procedure. Dr. Sattler performs chin surgery procedures in Glendora, along with facial surgery procedures such as rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and cheek augmentation.
Before and After Chin Surgery in Glendora, CA
If you believe that your chin is small or not in proportion with your other facial features, you may want to consider chin surgery. Good candidates for chin surgery don't necessarily have a small chin in any objective sense, but rather a chin that is relatively small or does not project sufficiently. As with other cosmetic procedures, the best candidates are healthy, non-smokers who have realistic expectations about the expected outcome. During a consultation, Dr. Sattler can help you determine if chin surgery will achieve the results you desire.
In chin augmentation, anatomically shaped facial implant is placed in front of the jawbone to increase chin projection. The incision can be placed inside with mouth or below the chin. Dr. Sattler performs the incision, creates a pocket for the implant and secures it in place. Sliding genioplasty is a different type of chin surgery in Glendora & Los Angeles that involves surgical removal of chin bone, which is then slid forward or backward. This technique can refine or augment the chin. A sliding genioplasty might be recommended in cases where chin implant alone would not suffice.
After your chin surgery, Dr. Sattler will provide detailed post-operative instructions to follow during recovery. These may include steps to eat a soft diet, practice good oral hygiene, keep the head elevated and refrain from touching the chin. Antibiotics and pain medications are often prescribed after chin surgery. In order to make your surgical procedure as comfortable as possible, Dr. Sattler uses absorbable sutures. Therefore there are no painful suture removals. Do you have questions or concerns about chin surgery in LA County? Contact our plastic surgery practice in Glendora from nearby Arcadia or Azusa to schedule a personal complimentary consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Jon Sattler M.D.
Ear pinning surgery addresses prominent ears, commonly in young children. During this procedure, permanent sutures are situated behind the ear in order to hold the ears back. Prior to suture placement, a small amount of cartilage may be removed from the back of the ear, depending on ear shape and size. Ear pinning surgery may present a viable solution for children who are constantly teased because of their large ears. If your child is afflicted with prominent ears, the procedure may help prevent the emotional damage caused by teasing, consequently fostering self-confidence.
Before and After Ear Surgery in Glendora, CA
As stated, individuals with prominent ears, adults as well as children, may be candidates for ear pinning surgery. Dr. Sattler can evaluate your ear position to determine if surgery will be beneficial or meet your expectations. The ideal candidate will have fully grown ears by the time of surgery. This means that children receiving ear pinning surgery in Glendora & Los Angeles are usually as young as 2-5 and as old as 14.
Ear pinning surgery in Glendora & Los Angeles is conducted in an outpatient setting, and typically lasts between 1 hour. The surgery can be done under local or general anesthesia, depending on the patients and Dr. Sattler’s advice. First, Dr. Sattler makes an incision at the back of the ear. Next, he rotates the ‘bowl” of the ear back to a more natural position. Occasionally, he may remove a piece of cartilage, depending on the acuteness of the angle at which the ear protrudes, as well as the tissue’s shape. Finally, Dr. Sattler places permanent sutures in order to close the incision and maintain the new shape of the ear.
Otoplasty incisions / Relevant anatomy of the Ear
Immediately after surgery, the patient’s head will be bandaged to promote healing and maintain the form of the ear(s). This bandage can be exchanged for a light head dressing after a few days. Antibiotics and pain medication may be prescribed to prevent infection and help control discomfort. Most children return to school about one week following the procedure, and adults within 5 days, but recovery time varies on an individual basis. Contact Dr. Sattler’s office in Glendora from nearby Arcadia or Azusa if you would like to learn more about the benefits and possible risks of ear pinning surgery. Our office is conveniently located to help service clients throughout the San Gabriel Valley, LA County and greater Southern California.
During blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, excess fat, skin and muscle are removed in order to address loss of vitality in the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Aging, repeated sun exposure, and genetics all contribute to the development of droopy eyelids, bags, and excess skin that accumulates around the upper and lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty may be conducted alone or with other cosmetic procedures like face or browlifts. Dr. Jon Sattler performs eyelid surgery for his patients, along with many other cosmetic procedures for facial rejuvenation in LA County.
Before and After Eyelid Surgery in Glendora, CA
As with many cosmetic surgeries, a candidate for blepharoplasty must have good general health. If you are in good health and exhibit any of the following conditions, you may want to consider blepharoplasty:
Puffy bags below your eyes
Drooping upper lids
Stretched eyelid skin
Genetic predisposition to droopy, baggy eyelids
Certain conditions that cause droopy eyelids, bags, and excess skin, are actually contraindications for eyelid surgery. These conditions include:
Thyroid problems such as hypothyroidism and Graves' disease
Dry eye or lack of sufficient tears
High blood pressure or other circulatory disorders
Some of these things can be corrected medically by your physician and doing so will increase the possibility of being a surgical candidate. Check with your personal physician to see if you might be able To have surgery.
Eyelid surgery in Los Angeles is conducted on an outpatient basis, and with local anesthesia to numb the area around the eyes or general anesthesia. Some people prefer not being able to see Dr. Sattler working around their eyes and ask for general anesthesia. The procedure lasts between 1-3 hours; 2 upper lids can take an hour, all 4 lids can take up 3 hours. Prior to your surgery you will have received a medical evaluation and vision test. Your ophthalmologist may be asked to share any relevant information with Dr. Sattler. During the procedure, Dr. Sattler makes incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids, in the creases of upper lids, and below lashes in lower lids so that he can separate the skin from the underlying fatty tissue and muscle. He then removes or repositions excess fat, and trims sagging skin and muscle. The incisions are then closed with very fine sutures. Alternatively, he may use the transconjunctivital technique in which an incision is made in the lower lid, and only a conservative amount of fat and no skin is removed.
Before and After Eyelid Surgery
It is common for your eyelids to feel sore and tight as the anesthesia wears off. Pain medication may be prescribed to help control symptoms. Patients are generally asked to keep their head elevated for several days, apply a cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising, avoid contact lens use for about 2 weeks, and resume exercise after approximately 3 weeks. To learn more about the benefits, costs or possible side effects of blepharoplasty in LA County, contact Dr. Sattler’s Plastic Surgery Center of Glendora for a personal complimentary consultation in the San Gabriel Valley.
Rhinoplasty is a procedure to improve the shape and size of the nose to make it more harmonious with the rest of the face. By sculpting the nose through meticulous contouring of the bone and cartilage, the nose is brought into balance. During the same operation, breathing obstructions and some sinus disorders can be corrected. Some ethnic noses like Asian, Hispanic or Black can be altered by rhinoplasty. Board certified plastic surgeon Jon Sattler M.D. performs rhinoplasty, along with many other plastic surgery procedures in LA County for the face, breasts and body.
Before and After Rhinoplasty in Glendora, CA
Each patient presents a unique face and nose, so each rhinoplasty is slightly different. Plastic surgeons perform this operation in many different ways to meet the needs of each patient. If your nose is relatively large, small, crooked, humped, wide or droopy, surgeons have developed techniques to bring it into balance.
The first step of rhinoplasty in Glendora is a complimentary consultation with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sattler to discuss the aesthetic goals of the procedure. Although plastic surgeons do not attempt to alter a patient's nose to match a singular aesthetic ideal, there are aesthetic traits that most people find appealing. These include:
Straight nasal dorsum
Narrow nasal tip
Small dip between the dorsum and tip
Appealing angle between the nostrils and lips
As stated, each patient requires an individual examination to determine the best individual aesthetic goals for rhinoplasty in Los Angeles. Your consultation with Dr. Sattler provides this opportunity.
Before and After Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty usually takes about two hours or less to complete. There are two popular techniques that are offered. In the first technique, known as closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Sattler makes small incisions at the base of the nose, which allow access to refine the cartilage and bone. In open rhinoplasty, the skin of the nose is lifted to allow access for reshaping of the nasal structure. Ask Dr. Sattler about the optimal technique for your procedure.
When surgery is finished, you will be sent home with a splint on the nose and possibly some nasal packing inside the nose. Expect some swelling and discomfort during this time. Dr. Sattler will prescribe medications to help you manage pain during your recovery. After about 1 or 2 weeks, you should be able to return to work or your normal routine. You will be able to see change almost immediately. There is subtle swelling that takes time to subside, as it does, you can get a greater appreciation of the changes in your facial appearance. Do you have questions about rhinoplasty in the San Gabriel Valley? Contact the office of board certified plastic surgeon Jon I. Sattler M.D. in Glendora from nearby Arcadia or Azusa to learn more.
Facial implants are used in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to enhance aesthetic balance of the face. The implants, made of silicone or other alloplastic material, are strategically placed in order to alter the contour and structure of the cheek, nose and chin in such a way that promotes aesthetic uniformity. Because facial implants are effective in correcting aesthetic imbalance of the face, they are often used in conjunction with other procedures, either cosmetic surgeries to work toward symmetry of facial features, or in reconstructive efforts to treat injuries to the face by accident or disease. Other individuals who experience the affects of aging may notice a hollowing out of the cheeks, a common condition that facial implants can address.
Before and After Cheek Implant in Glendora, CA
Cheek and chin implants may be indicated for those with signs of aging of the face, or disproportion between the chin or cheeks and overall facial appearance. Other symptoms that suggest facial implants include:
Relatively small chin
Nose size that makes chin appear small
Malformations of the chin resulting from developmental abnormalities
Asian nose improvements
Chin, nasal and cheek implants are usually performed under general anesthesia; the procedures typically last between 1-2 hours, and take place in an outpatient setting. During cheek implant surgery, incisions are made inside the upper lip or lower eyelids where pockets are created to hold the implants. The implants can also be placed through an intraoral incision. The nasal implants are placed through nasal surgery incisions. Dr. Sattler will insert the implants through these incisions, close the incisions, and then apply bandages over the wounds. In some cases, a titanium screw may be used to attach the implant to the cheekbone. Implants are made from alloplastic, or artificial, materials like silicone, hydroxyapatite, gore-tex, and they come in various shapes and sizes. Dr. Sattler will select the implant right for you based on your needs. During chin augmentation, or mentoplasty, Dr. Sattler will make a small incision either inside the mouth or under the chin to create a small pocket just above the chin bone. He then inserts the implant into the pocket, closes the incision, and bandages the area as needed.
After you undergo facial implant surgery, you can expect some swelling, bruising and discomfort. The doctor will prescribe pain medication and antibiotics to lessen the risk of infection. Sutures typically dissolve within 10 days following surgery. Most patients can return to work within 10 days, and can resume a normal diet after about 5 days. In the initial period after surgery, a soft or liquid diet is usually recommended. If you are curious about facial implants in LA County and would like to find out if the procedure is right for you, please contact our plastic surgery practice office in Glendora. We are conveniently located for patients throughout Southern California including, but not limited to, Pomona, Irvine, Orange County, Riverside, and San Bernardino.
Though it seems like people these days are constantly seeking ways to remove fat from the body, there are instances in which fat is strategically used to add fullness, contour, and a more youthful appearance. Facial fat grafting is one such procedure in which fat is taken from other parts of the body like the tummy or thighs, and transplanted to the lips, nasolabial folds, and cheeks. The treatment helps reverse signs of aging as collagen and subcutaneous tissues begin to break down. Facial fat grafting can be considered a more natural approach because it uses your own tissues, moving them from one part of the body to another. Fat grafting can be used as a standalone procedure, or in conjunction with other procedures like a facelift. Dr. Jon Sattler offers facial fat grafting at his plastic surgery practice in Glendora, along with many other procedures for facial rejuvenation.
You may want to consider facial fat grafting if you exhibit atrophy of the facial tissue due to aging, particularly around the eyes, cheeks, jaw line, temples, chin, and forehead. As with many cosmetic surgeries, candidates for facial fat grafting should be in good health and have realistic expectations for treatment. Though the procedure can rejuvenate your appearance, giving you a more youthful look, it will not prevent the emergence of facial wrinkles or other signs of aging.
Facial fat grafting is performed in an outpatient setting using local anesthesia, and lasts between 2-4 hours. It may be done in conjunction with body contouring procedures involving liposuction. If body contouring is part of your surgical plan, then liposuction will probably be conducted first, as some of the fat retrieved with liposuction will be used in a fat injection. During a typical treatment, the fat is removed with a syringe from the donor site, and the fat cells are concentrated. Once the removed fat has been processed, it is injected into the appropriate recipient site with a hypodermic needle.
After facial fat grafting surgery you can expect your face to feel tight and sore, symptoms that will likely be accompanied by mild to moderate swelling and bruising. You may feel some discomfort in the donor site as well. Your plastic surgeon will provide detailed aftercare instructions so that you know how to care for the treated area, as well as when it is ok to return to your activities. Please contact our plastic surgery office in Glendora if you would like to learn about the benefits and costs of facial fat grafting surgery. We are conveniently located to serve patients in Glendora and LA County, and the patients who live along the I-210 corridor from Pasadena to Rancho Cucamonga, as well as San Dimas and other neighboring communities of the San Gabriel Valley in California.
Hair replacement surgery has been performed for over 40 years now, and the techniques and results continue to improve and transform. During the procedure hair follicles are transferred from one section of the scalp to another in an effort to combat alopecia, or balding.
Alopecia affects both men and women, though men tend to experience the condition more frequently. Many individuals accept their hair loss as a part of the aging process, while others feel uncomfortable with their changing appearance. For those who seek cosmetic measures for their hair loss, hair replacement surgery may offer a promising solution.
You should consider hair replacement surgery if you are experiencing hair loss — alopecia androgenetica or androgenetic alopecia — due to hormone imbalances and/or genetics. Other considerations involved in determining hair replacement candidates include:
Donor fringe density
Hair and skin color
Because hair replacement surgery relies on healthy hair grafts from the patients themselves, the ideal candidate for hair replacement surgery must have healthy hair growth either at the back or at the sides of the head.
Your procedure will be conducted in an outpatient setting using local and topical anesthesia, and will last about 4 hours. During surgery, hair grafts are taken from the donor site, or growth of healthy hair, that will be transferred to the recipient site, or balding area.
Dr. Sattler may implement a strip harvesting technique to gather hair in micro-grafts using a scalpel or multi-blade knife. Once gathered, the hair samples are even further divided into mini-grafts, which are then transplanted into tiny holes or slits made within the scalp. Micro-grafts and single-hair grafts placed along the frontal hairline help in creating a natural appearance.
Depending on the extent of your balding and the pattern it takes, flap surgery may or may not be used. In this step, a section of bald scalp is cut out and a flap of hair-bearing skin is lifted from the scalp's surface while still attached at one end. The hair-bearing flap is then brought into its new position while remaining "tethered" to the original blood supply.
Tissue expansion is another technique that may be implemented if extra skin tissue is needed during the transfer of hair from the donor to the recipient site. During this technique, a balloon-like device called a tissue expander is inserted beneath the air-bearing scalp that lies next to a bald section. The device inflates with saline over the course of several weeks, causing skin to expand and grow new skin cells. When the skin is adequately stretched, the expanded skin is transferred to cover the adjacent bald areas.
Dr. Sattler will provide you with aftercare instructions tailored to your needs, but most patients will be asked to apply dressings to the area for a day or two after surgery, and are allowed to shampoo on the second or third day following surgery. You should expect some swelling, bruising and discomfort after surgery. Stitches are usually removed within 10 days, and the newly transplanted hair often falls out in six weeks following procedure. New hair growth will take about six to 12 weeks to develop, and should stabilize after about 1 year.
Please contact Dr. Sattler's plastic surgery practice in Glendora from nearby Arcadia or Azusa if you would like to learn about the benefits and costs of hair replacement surgery in the San Gabriel Valley area.