Ganglion cysts are extremely common, but unfamiliar to many of our patients. They occur when fluid builds-up under the surface of the skin and are commonly found around joints such as the wrist, feet, knees and ankles.
Only your physician can accurately diagnose the presence of a ganglion cyst, however common identifying factors include a firm texture and round shape. You may also experience some mild joint pain around the cyst and even numbness. The cyst will be flesh toned and should not present as an open sore. If you are concerned about a cyst on your body you should schedule an appointment for a diagnosis today.
If it is determined that you have a ganglion cyst, it can be treated in a variety of ways. It can be drained, injected with steroids or surgically removed. Don’t live with discomfort or self-consciousness due to the presence of ganglion cysts.
Contact our office for more information and treatment options today.
An arm lift can works wonders for many patients, but the truth is that this procedure is not for everyone. If you are struggling with loose and sagging skin underneath your arms – something that is common with age or weight loss – then an arm lift is ideal. Sagging skin can also results from genetics or sun damage.
However, if your arms are large due to unwanted fat deposits then an arm lift will not correct his problem. Fat deposits can be removed with liposuction, and then paired with an arm lift to provide smooth contours and new shape to your arms. An arm lift alone will not eliminate unwanted pockets of fat, although it may reduce their circumference.
An arm lift is normally performed in our office, under local anesthesia and takes 2-3 hours to perform. Your arms will be very swollen after treatment, but with the use of compression garments for several days, your arms will quickly adapt to their new, beautiful contours.
Finally, an arm lift can leave a considerable scar. In most instances, your scar will be placed inside the arm and as discreetly as possible. However, if you are concerned about the severity, or scar easily, an arm lift may not be the ideal treatment for you.
If you’d like to learn more about arm lifts and learn if this is right for you – contact our office with your questions today.
The shape of your face can make one of the best first impressions you’ve ever imagined. Certain facial features can also make patients more confident in their appearance which always makes a great first impression.
If you are seeking to improve the shape or overall appearance of your face, contact our office to learn more today. Facial implants can be used to enhance your facial shape and to balance any asymmetries in your face. Symmetry is widely known to be one of the most attractive features of a face. Asymmetry can occur naturally or also as a result of injury or facial trauma. Dr. Kimmel is experience at correcting facial asymmetry and providing your most balanced appearance ever.
Following a careful pre-operative facial assessment including precise measurements and radiologic evaluation, appropriate implants will be selected for your facial enhancement. Implants can be precisely placed to augment a receding chin, add prominence to cheekbones or reshape a weak jawline.
In addition to cosmetic enhancement of facial features, implants can also be employed to correct certain birth defects or reconstruct facial features following traumatic injury or tumor removal. Recovery time is generally brief, with patients resuming their usual activities within 3 to 5 days.
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One of the most important decisions you can make when planning for cosmetic surgery is the physician that will provide your care. It is important to choose someone that you can trust and that you are comfortable with – as well as someone with the education and training necessary to provide safe and beautiful results.
Dr. Robert Kimmel has decades of experience and offers beautiful cosmetic outcomes in a relaxing environment.
Dr. Kimmel’s educational background includes:
Dr. Kimmel is also certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?and is a Fellow of American College of Surgeons. These are very important distinctions that you should look for in any plastic surgeon.
Professional development is also important to Dr. Kimmel. He is active in the following organizations outside of his busy practice:
Contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kimmel today!
Do you have pockets of body fat around your waist or belly that seem impossible to eliminate? Are you killing yourself at the gym only to remain disappointed with stubborn fat? Maybe it is time to consider a complement to your exercise regime with Liposonix treatment.
Comfortably performed in our office, Liposonix is nonsurgical and is not liposuction. Instead Liposonix uses ultrasound technology to permanently destroy unwanted fat cells. Your skin will remain smooth and unharmed following treatment, while the fat cells below the surface are expelled naturally from the body.
Liposonix is so effective that many patients experience a reduction in one whole pant or dress size after just one treatment. Many similar services on the market require multiple treatments to achieve these results. Again, Liposonix is not surgery and there is no downtime required following treatment.
Liposonix can be used to slim the waist, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, back, and legs. It is appropriate treatment for both men and women of all ages and skin types. If you’re ready to say goodbye to that muffin top for good – contact us for your Liposonix consultation today.
It is not uncommon for women to become frustrated with the appearance of their aging breasts. Age and gravity can take its toll on the delicate tissue of the breasts by causing them to sag and lose volume over time. Additionally, younger women may also become dissatisfied with the shape and condition of their breast tissue following activities such as pregnancy, breast feeding or a sudden weight loss.
For these patients we are proud to offer mastopexy surgery, more commonly known as a breast lift. This surgery does not increase the size of the breasts as a breast augmentation or implant surgery would – however it can be used to elevate and tighten the breast tissue. This surgery is perfect for those women who seek natural looking results and a more youthful silhouette – without implants.
A breast lift can also be used to adjust breast position, asymmetry, or to resize or align the areolae. For patients who are also concerned about the size of their breasts, the surgery can be performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation surgery.
It is advised that patients not undergo a breast lift surgery until their breasts have completely developed or after all expected pregnancies and breastfeeding plans have concluded.
If you’re ready for new confidence and lift to your silhouette, contact our office today for a breast lift consultation.
Have the effects of gravity caused the delicate skin on your face to sag or wrinkle prematurely? Do you desire cosmetic correction but need a procedure that offers shorter recovery times than traditional plastic surgery? Maybe it is time that you consider treatment with a thread lift.
While many cosmetic surgery patients are not familiar with a thread lift – this type of cosmetic correction lifts the skin with sutures. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed in office. Thread lifting can be performed on the forehead, face, and neck. Because the procedure is less intense than traditional lifting surgeries, the recovery time is significantly shorter.
Basically, the procedure involves using specialized sutures to re-suspend your face’s skin. The sutures are laced through the tissue below the skin offering dramatic improvement. By restoring youthful facial contours, thread lifting can improve your overall outlook by enhancing self-confidence.
Contact our office today to learn more about how thread lifting can make you look and feel better than ever.
Has the skin on your face started to lose volume and wrinkle or sag as a result? These signs of aging can affect anyone at almost any age. While surgery is available to repair these conditions, for many patients surgery is not an option. If you’d like to see dramatic improvement to your hollow skin and wrinkles without surgery – consider a fat transfer treatment today. By filling the skin with your own natural fat cells, you can dramatically improve your appearance and look younger than ever.
Fat transfer treatment adds fullness to your lips, face or hands by removing your own fat cells from one area of the body and transplanting them into a new location. Typically, patients chose to harvest fat from their abdomen or buttocks for injection into the face. However, other sites may be available for use if desired.
Using your body’s own fat cells means that you will never have an allergic reaction to treatment. Additionally, your body may be more likely to naturally accept the injections – offering longer lasting and natural looking results.
Fat transfer treatment is also popular because it offers immediate results with very little downtime. Most improvements can be accomplished in just one visit, although lips often take two sessions for optimal results.
Contact our office today to learn more about fat transfer treatment.
Are you frustrated with stubborn deposits of fat, cellulite or loose skin around your midsection or other areas of the body? If you’ve been hitting the gym but still struggle with unwanted fat pockets and smooth that needs to be tighter – consider treatment with Velashape.
Velashape is a revolutionary combination of technologies designed to contour, shape and slim the body without surgery. By improving the appearance of your cellulite and reducing circumference in as few as 4 treatment sessions, Velashape offers impressive results without the downtime.
Dedicated to providing state-of-the-art non-invasive body contouring, Dr. Robert Kimmel, MD, FACS, P.C. is the area’s only Velashape provider. Velashape has been featured on such national network television programs as Rachel Ray, Oprah and The View.
Dr. Robert Kimmel and his staff welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your goals for cosmetic enhancement and enjoy a happier, more confident lifestyle.
Dr. Robert Kimmel knows that patients of all budgets and experiences want to look and feel their best. Our office will make every effort to keep down the cost of your cosmetic and medical services. We often have a variety of treatments available to treat the same conditions – helping you stick to your budget for care.
However, we also offer assistance by providing payment information prior to your scheduled procedure. We can inform you in advance of any out-of-pocket expenses that will be required for your treatment, calculating the anticipated coverage by your insurance provider.
We participate with many insurance plans, including PA Blue Shield, Capital Blue Cross, Keystone Health Plan, First Priority Health and Life, Geisinger Health Plan, Health America, Health Assurance, Aetna, Medicare. We are also a participating provider with numerous managed health care (ie. HMO and PPO ) plans as well. If you are unsure of Dr. Kimmel’s participation with your insurance, please feel free to call our office and speak directly with our billing department.
We accept credit cards and checks for payment and also have financing arrangements available through local banks as well as nationally with CareCredit.
If you’re ready to schedule your consultation for treatment, and have questions regarding how to finance your services – contact our office for more information today.
As men begin to age, it is very common for most to experience some level of hair loss or hairline thinning. Sometimes this condition is inherited, but can also result from stress, hormonal imbalances or medications that you may be taking.
For some men hair loss is viewed as an acceptable part of life and the aging process. However, there are many that grow increasingly dissatisfied with their hair loss and change in physical appearance. For these patients, hair restoration may provide the perfect solution.
Over the last several decades, much progress has been made regarding the technology behind treatment for male hair loss. One of the most popular techniques for treatment is follicular unit hair restoration. Follicular unit hair restoration involves the removal of a thin strip of hair-bearing scalp from the back of the head. The hairs are then removed from the donor strip and then transplanted into the area where hair has been lost.
During the procedure you will be awake and comfortable, receiving anesthesia where necessary to eliminate pain.
Dr. Robert Kimmel welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your goals by enhancing your appearance and enjoy a happier, more confident lifestyle.
For more details on this procedure or to schedule a consultation, please call Robert M. Kimmel, MD, FACS, PC at (570) 622-2900, (570) 455-4252 or contact us via email.
If you are experiencing aching or tingling in your hand or fingers, it may be very likely that you suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a disorder, which causes tingling, numbness and dull aches in the hand and thumb through ring fingers and is the most common site for upper extremity nerve compression or neuropathy.
What causes Carpel Tunnel Syndrome?
The carpal tunnel is a passageway through the wrist carrying multiple tendons and one of the hand’s major nerves. Injury, fluid build-up or repetitive overuse can cause this tunnel to develop a build up of pressure – causing the nerve to ache and lose feeling. This build up of fluid can develop as a result of rheumatoid arthritis, injury, pregnancy or overuse.
How is Carpel Tunnel Syndrome cured?
A surgical procedure can simply and effectively release the pressure from your nerves in your arm and hand. Termed carpal tunnel release, the surgery involves division of a thickened ligament compressing the median nerve at the base of the palm causing dramatic relief of symptoms.
For more details on this procedure or to schedule a consultation, please call Robert M. Kimmel, MD, FACS, PC at (570) 622-2900, (570) 455-4252 or contact us via email.
As we all age and gravity begins to set in, our skin loses its collagen and elasticity. This can result in lost facial volume as well as lost volume in other areas of the body. If you have tried other treatments only to be disappointed with your results, it may be time to consider what is known as a stem cell makeover.
Stem cells, while often controversial in other medical uses, occur naturally within your body. Dr. Kimmel is specially trained in the use of stem cells for improving your appearance by transferring fat cells from one area of your body through liposuction, processing the fat to collect the stem cells, and then reintroducing your own stem cells into another area of your body such as the breasts, face, or hands to give them a rejuvenated appearance. These cells can help stimulate the natural growth of collagen in your body and help restore your skin’s youthful appearance and elasticity.
The results of a stem cell makeover are dramatic, making your look years younger after just a few days of recovery.
Dr. Robert Kimmel welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your goals of cosmetic enhancement, and enjoy a happier, more confident lifestyle. For more details on this procedure or to schedule a consultation, please call Robert M. Kimmel, M.D., FACS, PC at (570) 622-2900, (570) 455-4252 to contact us via e-mail.
Collagen implants are a frequent point of discussion with our patients. For those patients who are seeking to restore lost volume in their face and lips – without implant or skin-tightening surgery, collagen injections may be the perfect solution.
Collagen is a natural product that can be injected just below the surface of your skin to plump and fill the skin – smoothing out the appearance of lines and wrinkles. While collagen is found in our skin already, over time this collagen breaks down and degrades. Implants can refill these hollowed spaces and stimulate the growth of your own, naturally occurring collagen.
Collagen can be used to take years off of your appearance by smoothing out wrinkles and facial lines, plumping your facial contours and replacing volume that has been lost in the cheeks or lips.
There are very few risks or side effects to receiving collagen implants, however it is advised that you received allergy testing prior to your injections – as they will last several months.
Dr. Robert Kimmel welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your goals and enjoy a happier, more confident lifestyle. For more details on this procedure or to schedule a consultation, please call Robert M. Kimmel, MD, FACS, PC at (570) 622-2900, (570) 455-4252 or contact us via email.
Even those patients who undergo cosmetic surgery should be prepared to discuss the likelihood of scarring with their physician. No matter what the purpose of your surgery there are always potential risks from anesthesia, the surgery itself and scarring.
Before you make the decision to undergo any surgical procedure it is important to discuss your entire health history with Dr. Kimmel. This will allow him to determine if you are at an advanced risk for negative side effects – including scarring. Even the most well-trained and experienced surgeons cannot completely surpass some patients’ likelihood of scarring. By disclosing your entire health history you can help set realistic expectations for your surgical outcome.
Unfortunately, the most common reasons that patients experience excessive surgical scarring are unavoidable. Conditions such as age, race and heredity all impact your scarring capacity. For example African American patients are more likely to form keloid scars on the surface of the skin than Caucasian patients. Additionally, all patients, as they age, lose elastin in their skin making it more likely to scar.
Despite these uncontrollable factors, your likeliness to scar can also be affected by the nature of your surgery. Large incisions, deep incisions, etc. are all more likely to scar than smaller incisions. If you are concerned that you are likely to scar after your surgery be sure to discuss all of your options with Dr. Kimmel, he may be able to suggest alternate locations for your incisions.
Finally, it is important to stop all tobacco use, including smoking prior to undergoing any surgical procedure. The nicotine found in these products restricts the flow of blood to your incision site and can actually cause your surgical incision to blacken or even die.
By understanding your risk factors, discussing your entire health history and adopting healthy habits you are more likely to reduce your chances of excessive scarring after cosmetic surgery. Contact Dr. Robert Kimmel to learn more and schedule your surgical consultation today.