What is your new year’s resolution? A new diet, more exercise, maybe a new job, or even a vacation long overdue? Or is this the year you finally fix the one body issue that concerns you most, from abdominal changes after pregnancy to stubborn frown lines that make you look like your mother—when she’s angry.
“As long as they are happy, they always come back.”
“We help people obtain what is attainable, in terms of their skin,” says Vicki Lashette, who has been the medical aesthetician at ESANA Plastic Surgery Center & Medspa since it opened, 10 years ago. She oversees all care for the skin, from facials and microderms, to chemical peeling and microneedling. “I have a passion for skin care,” says Vickie, who switched to medical aesthetics after 30 years of practicing cosmetology. “Every year there is something new in skin care modalities.”
Hollywood has always set the standard for both feminine and masculine beauty since the dawn of the movie era. Actors made insecure by close-ups and unrealistic demands of physical perfection all have personal beauty secrets, from special cosmetics to diets, exercise programs, and plastic surgery procedures that help them to retain the youthful good looks they rely on to stay in the public eye—and employed.
For many women who lose a breast or breasts after cancer surgery, breast reconstruction may be the best solution to feeling whole again. Using either implants or tissue borrowed from other parts of the body, the surgeon can work with the patient to restore one or both breasts to near normal shape, appearance, symmetry, and size. The reconstruction can begin at the time of the mastectomy or at a later date, depending on the type of surgery, follow-up treatment, and patient body type and state of health.
You can’t cover up, disguise, or hide a double chin. There it is—every time you look in the mirror—an imperfection usually impossible to diet or exercise away. Fortunately, there are two non-surgical options that can virtually eliminate your double chin, with no downtime required.
If your skin is still relatively tight, you may be the perfect candidate for the CoolMini from CoolSculpting® or Kybella, a fat dissolving injectable. People with loose skin or major wrinkles around the chin and neck may require non-invasive skin tightening with Ultherapy or a surgical face and neck lift.
Sometimes exercise isn’t enough to get rid of a bulge that makes your clothes fit less well—and makes you uncomfortable with your appearance. Whether to reduce the muffin top spilling over the top of their jeans, love handles that make them think twice about putting on a swim suit, or a belly pouch that makes pencil skirts or close fitting trousers embarrassing, many people have already discovered the satisfying results of non-invasive CoolSculpting.
For the last 10 years, patients of all ages, referred by friends, neighbors, and relatives, have made New Haven’s ESANA Plastic Surgery Center and Medspa a resounding success. The practice is led by surgeons Dr. Deborah Pan and Dr. Javier Davila, friends who met during their surgical training 19 years ago. Together, they have built a practice that offers the full panoply of cosmetic services in an environment that reflects their personal vision—making the patient comfortable from the second they walk in the door, effective communication with patients so their goals and desires are truly met, then achieving results that bring patients back, often at every stage of life.
More young people are getting cosmetic surgery, according to a new report released by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The report states that in 2015, 64% of facial plastic surgeons saw an increase in cosmetic procedures in patients under 30. For example, requests for hyaluronic acid fillers were up by almost 10 percent, while Botox and chemical peels saw similar increases.