Rau Plastic Surgery
About Rau Plastic Surgery
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From eye or face lifts to breast augmentation, Todd C. Rau, M.D. is equipped to handle all your plastic surgery needs. To help you understand your options, we’ve included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page. If you have realistic expectations and good overall health, you may be a good candidate for facial surgery. Resculpting your facial features can have a profound impact on your overall appearance, but it can’t change your life. If you feel that cosmetic surgery is the answer to all of life’s problems, proceed with caution. As dramatic as the external effects of rhinoplasty are, cosmetic surgery is not a cure-all. Rather, rhinoplasty should be a carefully planned step towards improving your appearance and taking care of yourself. If you come into surgery with a positive, healthy attitude, you will most likely be very pleased with your results.
Rhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape the nose, is one of the most common of all cosmetic surgery procedures. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve some breathing problems.
A forehead lift or “browlift” is a procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the area above the eyes. The procedure corrects drooping brows and improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can make a person appear angry, sad or tired.
A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can’t stop the aging process. What it can do is “set back the clock,” improving the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.
Eyelid surgery (technically called blepharoplasty) is a procedure to remove fat–usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes – features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision.
Breast augmentation, or breast enlargement, uses implants to increase the size of the breasts at the same time that Redlands California plastic surgeon Dr. Rau reshapes the breast. This procedure is usually adopted by women with small breasts, women who have an asymmetry between the breasts or women who have lost volume after pregnancy and/or nursing.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure used to remove fat deposits and reshape areas of the body. Liposuction may be performed alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic or plastic surgery procedures, such as lifts or reductive surgery. It is not recommended for weight loss, but a viable technique for areas where fat deposits won’t disappear.
Abdominal surgery, known as a tummy tuck, is a means for eliminating flab and bulges around the stomach area as well as tightening the muscles. Liposuction only removes the fat. A tummy tuck concentrates on tightening stomach muscles as well.