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.
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.