Dr. Robert Kimmel is well trained and highly experienced at the surgical procedure known as rhinoplasty. Also called a “nose job,” rhinoplasty procedures are used to correct the shape of the nose, change its position or projection and also make medically necessary improvements to your nose.
Rhinoplasty can be used to change the shape of the bridge of the nose, making it more narrow, or eliminate bumps and ridges. It can also be used to change the projection of the tip of your nose, either pointing it more upward or downward or correct a crooked nose tip.
These procedures are typically not covered by health insurance. However, if you are in need of a nose job in order to correct a deviated septum or other breathing issue it is very likely that your insurance will cover all or a portion of your surgery.
A rhinoplasty only takes a couple of hours to perform in our office. You’ll be able to go home right afterward but should expect several weeks of recovery. You’ll be asked to wear a splint on your nose for a week or two and will also have to pack your nose in order to support its new shape. Your scars will be located in the creases alongside your nostrils so in most instances they will not be visible, although the incision will take several days to heal.
You should expect your nose to be bruised and swollen for weeks following your surgery. With each passing day the appearance of your nose will improve and its new shape will begin to reveal itself over time. However, it may take six months for your full results to be apparent.
If you would like to change the shape of your nose, improve your breathing or make other corrections, contact Dr. Kimmel today to learn more about rhinoplasty surgery.
If you are considering a liposuction procedure for the elimination of your stubborn fat deposits, Dr. Kimmel hopes that you’ll consider the unique benefits of “Tickle Lipo.”
Tickle Lipo’s formal name is Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture and is FDA approved for the removal of fat cells from the body. It is a relatively new product on the cosmetic surgery market but offers many advantages to patients.
Tickle Lipo works similar to other liposuction procedures in that it uses a cannula (or thin metal tube) to create motions that allows fat cells to break up and be suctioned out of the body. However, Tickle Lipo is unique in how it moves and breaks up those fat cells. The cannula is powered by air pressure and creates a patented oscillation and vibration that is more effective against fat cells than any other liposuction device.
Tickle Lipo is also advantageous for many patients because it preserves nearby, non-fatty tissues, creating less trauma within the body. Patients report loving Tickle Lipo, because just as the name indicates, it is not a painful procedure and instead feels like a tickle sensation below the surface of the skin when performed under local anesthesia.
For more information about Tickle Lipo or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Robert Kimmel’s office today.
Does your new baby have you feeling excited and joyful, but also a bit out of shape? It is very common for new mothers to feel like they’ve lost the firmness and youthful contours of their pre-pregnancy body. Some mothers feel satisfied with how their shape has bounced back but are still bothered by stretch marks or sagging breasts after months of breast feeding.
If you have experienced any combination of these changes in your body and would like a solution to stubborn fat deposits, stretch marks or sagging skin and breasts consider contacting Dr. Robert Kimmel today. While diet and exercise are extremely important in staying fit – there are some conditions that the gym with not sure. For these areas Dr. Kimmel is proud to offer what is called a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover combines two or more cosmetic procedures to help mothers bring their bodies back to a slim and youthful shape. The most common procedures combined in a mommy makeover include: breast lifts or augmentations, tummy tucks or lipsuction, labioplasty, and even arm or neck lifts.
By combining procedures into one surgery you cannot only save money but also save precious moments away from your family.
If you have completed your child bearing activities, including breast feeding and are ready to feel and look like your old self again, contact Dr. Robert Kimmel today to learn more about a mommy makeover.
Do your thin lips have you feeling self-conscious about your smile? Many patients have visited Dr. Robert Kimmel seeking to add volume or definition to their thinned lips. Luckily, if you are feeling dissatisfied with your smile, there are many solutions available for augmenting your lips.
Lip enhancement is often performed by using an injectable filler such as Juvederm, Restylane or Collagen. However, if you’d prefer to avoid synthetic products, Dr. Kimmel can also replace your lost lip volume with fat harvested from your own body. This is known as an autologous fat injection.
Many patients seek cosmetic improvement to the volume of their lips. Some patients are born with thinner lips while others have lost volume in their smile over time. Just like any other area of your face, lost volume can make you appear older and less vibrant than you feel. A simple plumping technique like a lip enhancement can easily bring you greater self-confidence.
Dr. Robert Kimmel welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your goals for cosmetic enhancement and enjoy a happier, more confident lifestyle. Contact our office for more information regarding lip augmentation today.
Have you started to notice tingling, numbness or a dull aching in your hand or thumb? It is very possible that this could be a disorder known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel is often caused by nerve compression in the upper extremity, also called compression neuropathy.
There are many reasons that you may have developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The condition is often associated with repetitive use or overuse of the hand, however Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can also affect patients with rheumatoid arthritis, injury or even fluid retention as a result of pregnancy.
If you are experiencing symptoms that you believe may be related to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the good news is that a routine and efficient surgical solution is available to alleviate your symptoms and restore function to your hand. Because of the reconstructive nature of this procedure, hand surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often covered by health insurance.
Don’t spend another moment suffering through numbness and pain in your hands. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can feel like a major disruption to your daily activities, but simple hand surgery can bring quick relief. Contact Dr. Robert Kimmel today to learn more about correction of your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain.
It is true that hair loss is most commonly experienced by male patients. However the condition does affect women more often than many realize. So if you’re a woman and are starting to experience excessive hair loss, it is important to realize that you are not alone and there are treatment options available.
Generally, one in five women will suffer from some form of hair loss in their lives. This is a relatively high statistic which has led medical science to several new and innovative treatment options. When treating your hair loss as a woman, it is important to see a physician who specializes in hair loss in women and understands the unique challenges presented by your condition. For example, in women, hair loss is widespread across the scalp and not found in patterns like it commonly is in male patients.
Follicular unit hair transplantation has evolved as the gold standard in procedures to reverse hair loss in women. Dr. Kimmel specializes in this procedure and has successfully performed hundreds of transplantations.
It is performed by removing a “donor” strip of healthy hair from elsewhere on you scalp and transplanting those healthy hairs in the balding area. The surgery is performed while you are awake and aware of your surroundings, but with anesthesia is pain free. Your hair transplant may be paired with topical products to promote the regrowth of your new follicles.
Dr. Robert Kimmel welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your goals by enhancing your appearance and enjoy a happier, more confident lifestyle. Contact us for more information about female hair restoration today!
It is very common for the skin under our arms to lose its elasticity and to sag over time. This condition is concerning for both male and female patients who visit Dr. Kimmel’s office. The sagging of the skin under the arms can also be attributed to dramatic changes in weight or muscle loss, which is a common cause in male patients.
Sagging skin under the arms can be especially stubborn and may not be improved over hours and hours of exercise. Many patients come to our office after trying countless other avenues to correct their sagging underarm skin. Also known as brachioplasty, an arm lift can help you quickly achieve a toned and firm appearance without the frustration.
A brachioplasty targets the excess skin in the area between the patient’s underarm and elbows. Brachioplasty can also be performed in combination with liposuction to remove excess fat and to help achieve a more toned arm contour. Otherwise, an arm lift will not eliminate fat from your arm.
An arm lift can be performed in just a couple of hours and you should be able to return home immediately with careful at home care instructions. You may experience swelling and even bruising after the procedure which should completely subside within a week or two of surgery as your arms’ new shape begins to reveal itself.
Don’t spend another day wishing that your arms looked more toned and youthful. Take an important step to dramatically improve your appearance and discuss an arm lift with Dr. Kimmel today.
Juvederm is a cosmetic product, approved by the FDA, used for adding volume to areas of the face that may begin to hollow or sag as a result of age and gravity. Many of our patients like Juvederm because it is a compound composed of hyaluronic acid – which is a substance that is already in our bodies. This acid naturally deteriorates over time, causing skin to wrinkle and sag. Replacing your skin’s hyaluronic acid with Juvederm will bring volume and newfound vitality to your appearance.
Juvederm for Lips: when injected into the lips, Juvederm adds volume and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles near the lips. Results last as long as 9 months.
For Fighting Wrinkles: Juvederm can also be injected into hollowed areas of the face to add fullness and therefore smoothness to fine lines and wrinkles that have appeared over time. Juvederm injections for facial wrinkles last anywhere from 9-12 months.
Juvederm is an injectable product only available through your physician’s office. If you’d like to improve the appearance of your lips, hollow cheeks or wrinkles but are not ready for a surgical procedure, contact Dr. Kimmel for a complete evaluation today. He will discuss your health history with you as well as your cosmetic goals and determine if Juvederm is the right course of treatment for you.
The eyes truly are one of the most revealing features of your face. Just as eyes are the first features to convey happiness, excitement and other positive feelings – they are also the first to show age and wear over the years.
Dr. Kimmel often sees patients in his office who would never expect to seek cosmetic surgery until their appearance or even their vision has been compromised by dropping and sagging eyelids.
If you find yourself with excess fat or skin on your upper eyelids or bags and dark circles on your lower eyelids perhaps you should consider an eyelid surgery also known as blepharoplasty. This surgery may be the perfect solution for creating eyelids that make you appear well rested and fresh.
If your drooping upper eyelids have created problems within your field of vision, your procedure may even qualify for insurance coverage. Don’t continue on with obstructed vision when such a quick and effective surgical treatment exists.
Dr. Robert Kimmel welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your goals and enjoy a healthier, more confident lifestyle. When your eyes appear bright and alert, people perceive you as being happier, more approachable, and well rested. Contact our office today to learn more about how an eyelid surgery can help you.
Chance, they say, favors the prepared. When it comes to plastic surgery, patients who sufficiently prepare for the procedure of their choice will most likely get the outcomes they want. Here at our Pottsville tummy tuck practice, a personalized surgical plan will be provided based on cosmetic goals, preferences, and current lifestyle. While pre-operative instructions will vary from one person to another, the following list will surely help make your life easier during and after the procedure:
Take the time off from work or school and make sure to notify the people who will be most likely affected of your absence. Give yourself enough time to fully recover.
Prepare your house for your recovery. Make sure that you enough supply of food (that is if no one is around to do grocery for you), ice packs, and other recovery aids. Fill in prescriptions in advance.
If you have children, arrange for someone to look after them during and after the surgery. In addition, you might also want to make sure that someone will be looking after you, too.
Stick to a good nutritional plan that will help you heal quickly. Consider eating mostly from whole food sources and avoid the highly processed food items at all cost. You might want to consult a nutritionist or dietician to help you meet your nutritional requirements.
Limit your alcohol intake and quit smoking. Both habits, with special emphasis on smoking can significantly delay healing and may contribute to potential complications post-surgery such as infection and pneumonia.
If you’d like to learn more about how to effectively prepare for a tummy tuck here at our practice, call us at (570)622-2900 or fill out this contact form to schedule an initial consultation today. We look forward to your visit!
There’s no denying how wonderful your skin can appear naturally refreshed and rejuvenated after a facelift procedure here at our Hazleton plastic surgery practice. However, there are some cases wherein a face lift may not be the best option for some patients such as those with existing chronic medical conditions (the likes of diabetes and high blood pressure).
We have even encountered patients who simply can’t have a major surgical procedure due to history of extreme sensitivity to anesthesia, pain medications, or antibiotics. In some cases, there are patients looking for other options apart from a face lift because either they can’t afford the costs at present or do not have the luxury of longer recovery times.
If you find yourself in either of the patients’ shoes mentioned above, Dr. Kimmel offers other face lift alternatives at the Keystone Surgery Center that are still geared towards helping you achieve and maintain that naturally youthful look. So what are these alternatives? Read on below!
Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure to date and is effective in reducing the appearance of crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eye area) and the horizontal creases in one’s forehead (also known as frown lines). This popular injectable works by controlling or reducing muscle contractions underneath the skin which in turn results to the appearance of wrinkles.
The procedure itself is quick and can last between 15 to 30 minutes and results will be immediately noticeable within the first few days following the injection. Results can last between 3 to 6 months and repeated injections may be necessary to maintain the effects.
Alongside Botox, dermal fillers are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to improving facial skin that has been ravaged with aging — from adding volume to sunken cheeks and thinning lips to filling in deep lines, wrinkles, and creases. There are wide variety of dermal fillers out there, targeting specific aging problems. Like Botox, fillers are injected into the targeted areas and results may be noticeable within 1 to 2 weeks following the procedure.
You can actually choose to have Botox and a dermal filler at the same time, depending on the outcomes you want to achieve. If you’d like to learn how these non-surgical alternatives can help you look younger and refreshed, an initial consultation with Dr. Kimmel should be in order!
Call us at (570)622-2900 or fill out this contact form to schedule an initial consultation today. We look forward to your visit!
“I have done everything to make my tummy appear flat and firmer but none of those things are actually working” is one of the most common statements we hear from men and women during consultations here at our Pottsville plastic surgery practice.
By and large, these patients are often torn between getting a liposuction or a tummy tuck. Each procedure has its own set of benefits and limitations and it all depends on your needs, preferences, and the outcomes you have in mind. If you’re on the same page as these patients, read on below to finally figure out which procedure suits you best!
When to Choose Liposuction
There are various types of liposuction out there but their goal is one and the same, that is to remove excess fats and skin tissues that cling to your abdominal area despite following a strict diet and exercise routine.
Liposuction is ideal if your skin has good elasticity. However, if you end up with loose, hanging skin after the excess fat has been removed, you might also want to consider a tummy tuck in conjunction with liposuction because the latter only removes fat but does not tighten skin.
If you’re not aware of it yet, liposuction does more than remove excess fat in the abdominal area. It is also effective in reducing the appearance of pockets of fat in the back, arms, neck, hips, buttocks, thighs, ankles and breasts (that is in males suffering from abnormal breast enlargement).
When to Choose a Tummy Tuck
As mentioned earlier, a tummy tuck procedure (also known as abdominoplasty) is suited for individuals with loose skin and muscles in the abdominal area. It has also been shown to be effective in removing stretch marks and improving the appearance of flabby abdominal skin following massive weight loss and pregnancy.
Are you still confused between the two? Get in touch with us for an initial consultation and we’ll help you figure out. Apart from a tummy tuck and liposuction, we offer several body-contouring options that you might want to look into depending on your cosmetic needs and preferences.
Schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Kimmel by filling out this contact form. You can also reach us at (570)622-2900!
When one is considering hand reconstructive surgery, it is usually due to a trauma/injury. Having this type of reconstructive surgery varies greatly from the ‘cosmetic’ side of reconstructive surgery, since the goal is typically to return functionality rather than addressing appearance.
With the right surgeon, you can obtain the best of both worlds and get as much use and cosmetic appearance back as possible. At Keystone Surgery Center in Pennsylvania, we have extensive experience in hand reconstructive surgery.
Finding the right doctor for hand reconstruction is imperative since the procedure can involve tiny micro surgeries done on the joints, nerves, tendons, and the outer skin. You want to be sure that you fully discuss with your doctor the expectations and realities of the surgery.
Your specific case may involve one surgery, or it may involve multiple procedures. This all depends on the extent of your injuries or deformities, as well as your doctor. A great surgeon will be able to do the work in as few surgeries as safely possible.
In cases of congenital deformities such as fingers being fused together, you can’t afford to choose an inexperienced surgeon — improper surgical techniques can lead to nerve damage or worse. You can see examples of the great results our patients have experienced by browsing the ‘Before and after’ galleries on our website. If you see a case similar to yours, come in and discuss it with us. If not, a quick search online will help you find a result you would like that you can bring in.
Whatever reason you need to undergo hand reconstructive surgery, we will give you the best in experience, expertise, and technological advances in the Pennsylvania area.
Any procedure that involves opening the skin will result to scarring. The same is true for surgical cosmetic procedures which often requires cutting through layers of skin. However, here at our Hazleton face lift practice, we consider any type of plastic surgery as a work of art and we aim to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible.
In addition, a thorough understanding of the factors that could increase the likelihood of noticeable scarring following a face lift will help you make the decision to either choose a surgical facial rejuvenation procedure or facial non-rejuvenation options.
By and large, the following factors could influence the way your skin heals and your degree of scarring:
Deciding on Your Hazleton Face Lift
One of the key factors that could significantly affect the success of your face lift is the experience of your surgeon in face lift surgery and other facial rejuvenation procedures. As a board certified plastic surgeon with over 15 years of clinical practice experience and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (The Mark of Distinction in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery® ASAPS), Dr. Robert Kimmel welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your face lift goals for cosmetic enhancement and enjoy a happier, more confident lifestyle.
Schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Kimmel by filling out this contact form. You can also reach us at (570) 622-2900. We look forward to your visit!
According to the recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, male breast reduction made it into the top 5 surgical cosmetic procedures for men in 2012. Here at our Hazleton male plastic surgery practice, we won’t be surprised if male breast reduction will be a notch higher in the top 5 list once the 2013 statistics will be revealed. After all, we have a noticed a significant increase in the number of men who visit our clinic for breast removal brought about by gynecomastia or abnormal enlargement of breasts in men.
More Than Just Self-Esteem Issues
According to a study published in the April 2013 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), enlarged breasts in male teens has a negative impact on their self-esteem. Furthermore, head researcher Dr. Brian A. Labow stated that “merely having gynecomastia was sufficient to cause significant deficits in general health, social functioning, mental health, self-esteem, and eating behaviors and attitudes compared with controls (boys without breast enlargement).”
When to Consider Male Breast Reduction at Keystone Surgery Center
By and large, you are an ideal candidate for a male breast reduction procedure if you notice abnormal enlargement of your breasts. In addition, you should:
Your Male Breast Reduction Consultation
A consultation with an experienced male breast reduction surgeon will help you figure out whether or not you are qualified to undergo the surgery. Aside from an assessment of your medical history, a thorough physical exam will be done, too.
Schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Kimmel by filling out this contact form. You can also reach us at (570)622-2900. We look forward to your visit!