Ear SurgeryEar Surgery or Otoplasty is a surgical procedure used to alter the appearance of protruding & enlarged ears. This procedure is most commonly performed on younger children in order to prevent current & future criticism. This can negatively affect a child’s self confidence & self image for years to come. Adults may also benefit from this procedure in order to gain self-esteem & a more elegant look. Please browse our photo gallery to view our results. If you are considering Otoplastic surgery for yourself or your child the time is now to schedule a consultation to learn more. We look forward to meeting you.
Eyes / BlepharoplastyEyelid Surgery is used to enhance the appearance of the eyes by removing excess skin & fat from the eyelids. Eyelid surgery can be done in conjunction w/ other procedures such as facelift & brow lift to achieve the desired look.
FaceliftThe aging face gives the appearance of a sad, tired, & wizened image. A Face/Neck lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure used to reduce the visible signs of aging (i.e. wrinkles, sagging, jowls, neck laxity) on your face & neck by tightening the skin & deeper tissues. The Natural Vector Facelift is a patented technique created by Dr. Foglietti, whom Dr. Folkers trained with, that gives the youthful & natural appearance back to you again. You will not have the pulling & distortion as seen w/ other facelift procedures. The surgery takes place in a surgery center & lasts approximately 4 hours. The Natural Vector Technique tightens the SMAS of the face & neck in multiple natural vectors. There is very little pain associated w/ this procedure & recovery is very quick. Our Surgeons are available to you 24/7 for concerns & questions. Many times, individuals choose to have other facial procedures done along w/ a face/neck lift, including brow lifts, to correct a sagging brow, & upper or lower eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging & saddened eyes. These options can all be discussed at your initial consultation w/ the Plastic Surgeon.
Hair TransplantAndrogenetic alopecia or pattem baldness, is the leading cause of hair loss in men & women. In this condition hormones combined w/ a hereditary predisposition produce thinning hair & pattern baldness. During the consultation, the cause of one’s hair loss will be evaluated, followed by a discussion of available treatment options. Male pattern baldness usually begins w/ a receding hairline & thinning at the crown & continues to progress over a lifetime. Female pattern baldness usually consists of thinning across the top of the scalp w/ preservation of the frontal hairline. Although the degree of baldness cannot be accurately predicted, the age of onset & family history are important factors.The Micro-Hair Transplant technique provides the most natural-looking permanent solution for those who are bald or have thinning hair. Micro-Hair Transplant procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, using local anesthesia. Micro-Hair Transplantation is a progressive process requiring hundreds of micro-grafts, implanted during separate treatment sessions. Each micro-graft may contain from one to three hairs. The micro-grafts are removed from a donor site located on the back of the head. We then meticulously implant them into the bald or thinning area & the new hair grafts are placed randomly to grow in the same direction as the existing hair. After the surgery, a dressing is placed to keep the transplanted area protected. Some itching & swelling can occur but is generally mild. The transplanted hair falls out in about two weeks & generally begins to grow again in about three months. Once it has grown in, the next session can be performed. The number of sessions required to fill in a given area depends on the density, which is desired.
Breast Implant RemovalVery rarely an implant needs to be removed. In the event of a traumatic injury & a rupture occurs both Dr. Bergman & Dr. Folkers are equipped to make this stressful situation a smooth transition into your new implants. Even though this is a surgical procedure the recovery time is very quick & associated w/ very little discomfort.
Breast AugmentationFor many women breast size is an important part of feeling good, desirable & even “normal”. Most women compare themselves to the advertised idea of beauty. A breast augmentation (clinically referred to as a Augmentation Mammoplasty) will alter the size, shape, firmness & projection of a women’s breasts w/ the addition of an implant. Having breast implants can greatly improve self-image & self-confidence for many women.
Breast LiftA woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape & firmness. These changes & loss of skin elasticity can result from pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, aging & gravity. A Breast Lift (or Mastopexy) can raise & firm the breasts & when appropriate, change the size of the areola. A breast lift will result in a more youthful appearance & breast contour. Breast lift surgery does not increase the size of your breast or round out the upper part of your breast. If you would like your breasts to look fuller, consider a combination breast lift & implant surgery. On the other hand, if you would like smaller breasts, consider a combination breast lift & reduction surgery.
Breast ReductionExcessively large sagging breasts can be uncomfortable, unhealthy & distracting to a woman’s appearance. Breast Reduction Surgery, also known as Reduction Mammoplasty, removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue & skin from the breasts to achieve a more balanced breast size. The nipple may be repositioned & or reduced as well.
Implant ExchangeBreast Implants are not considered “lifetime” devices & may be exchanged when patients decide to achieve a different look or different size w/ their breasts. As the years progress after surgery, some women feel their breasts change in shape, & perhaps even in size & might want to exchange their implants. If this has happened to you, one of our experienced Surgeons would be happy to see you for a consult. At that appointment we would discuss the treatment options available for you.
BreastBreast reconstruction is a surgical procedure performed on women to rebuild the breast’s shape in conjunction w/ or after a mastectomy. Reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other diseases is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures to both you & our Plastic Surgeons. New medical techniques & devices have made it possible for Dr. Bergman & Dr. Folkers to create a breast that can come close in both form & appearance to your natural breast. Often times the patient can pick the “new size” she wishes to become. Reconstruction is possible immediately following breast removal (mastectomy), so the patient wakes up w/ a breast mound already in place, having been spared the experience of seeing herself w/ no breast at all. There are often many options to consider as you & our Surgeons explore what’s best for you. Dr. Bergman & Dr. Folkers will spend the time needed during your consultation to explain in detail all these the options.
Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Trigger Finger Release
De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
Dupytrens ContractureNew non-surgical technique.
RejuvenationFree fat transfer.
Tummy TuckThe procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. General anesthesia is administered by a physician anesthesiologist to maximize your safety & comfort during & after the procedure. The tummy tuck removes excess skin from the middle & lower abdomen & tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall. The resulting scar can be hidden below the bikini line.
LiposuctionLiposuction sculpts the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks & neck. It is particularly suited to those areas that do not respond well to weight loss or exercise.
Massive Weight Loss
Treatment of Varicose VeinsVaricose veins are swollen, twisted, & occasionally painful veins that have filled w/ an abnormal collection of blood & have valves that no longer function properly. These veins are unsightly & can prevent you from wearing the clothes you desire. There are simple techniques performed by our Plastic Surgeons that can easily treat varicose veins ranging from injections to Micro-Phlebectomy. All of which can be done in the office w/ no discomfort. The only side effect is temporary bruising. This is a quick & easy procedure that can change your life.
Laser Hair RemovalThe procedure uses laser light or a non-invasive light called LightSheer. Pulses of light safely penetrate your skin, disabling hundreds of hair follicles at once. The system’s unique design -allows us to customize treatment according to the color, texture & location of your unwanted hair. You may feel a mild sting similar to the snap of a rubber band but no local anesthesia or pain medication is required.
Fraxel ResurfacingFraxel treatment is a revolutionary laser treatment that helps you remove years from your appearance & regain a more youthful look. Whether you have wrinkles, large pores, acne scars, stretch marks, sun damage or other signs of aging, Fraxel treatment delivers remarkable results w/ fast recovery. The Fraxel uses a fractional resurfacing technology treats microscopic volumes of skin, leaving the surrounding area intact for fast healing so you can quickly return to work or other activities w/ renewed skin- & renewed confidence.
Tattoo RemovalTattoos can be removed by a plastic surgeon on an outpatient basis w/ local anesthesia. The most common techniques used are laser surgery, dermabrasion & surgical excision.
Botox & FillersThe use of Botox & fillers are non-invasive way to prevent aging & provide a youthful appearance. Dr. Bergman & Dr. Folkers have years of experience in this area. Dr. Bergman & Dr. Folkers both participate w/ the Brillant Distinctions Program w/ Allergan, the makers of Botox, Juvederm & Latisse. More information will be provided at appointment time.
Laser Resurfacing & Skin Treatment
Laser Tattoo Removal
Skin Cancer Checks
Fraxel Laser Resurfacing
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Treatment of Facial Spider Veins
Laser Treatment of Rosacea
Laser Treatment of leg Veins
Urban Effects Medspa
Nonsurgical Anti-Aging Procedures
Juvederm Dermal Filler
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Painless Hair Removal
Medical Grade Microdermabrasion
Chemical Peel Treatments
Therapeutic Body Treatments
MicrodermabrasionMicrodermabrasion is a wonderfully effective non-invasive, non-surgical light of resurfacing of the skin. We use the latest “crystal-free” technology to remove the topmost layer of the skin leaving it supple & vibrant. As part of the treatment, we use Ultrasound technology to deeply penetrate products selected specific to your skin’s needs. Microdermabrasion is commonly used on the face, neck, back, hands, arms, chest, & buttocks. Used to treat: hyperpigmentation, sun damaged skin, acne, fine line & wrinkles, age spots, enlarged pores, oily skin, acne scarring, rough skin, extraction of black & whiteheads.