Last updated 3 months ago
Having plastic surgery is a big decision, which is why you should work with a plastic surgeon who will take the time to listen to your concerns and fully answer your questions. Dr. Mesna of Mesna Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing unparalleled patient care in a comfortable setting. Give us a call today at (952) 927-4556 and ask us about our wide range of services. In the meantime, explore the resources below for more information on improving your appearance.
Get the details on how CoolSculpting works to eliminate fat cells with this link to the manufacturer’s website.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons provides an overview of a rhinoplasty, including who might be a good candidate for this plastic surgery.
Learn more about having a rhinoplasty at the Mayo Clinic. This guide includes tips on how you can prepare and what you can expect.
See some before and after pictures to view the benefits of the White Lightening Serum and Complex from the iS Clinical skin care line. The pictures are available at the manufacturer’s website.
WebMD discusses the basics of having a rhinoplasty, including some tips for your recovery.
Last updated 4 months ago
SmartLipo is a revolutionary new liposuction procedure that utilizes laser technology in concert with traditional tumescent liposuction. It offers superior cosmetic results with very little downtime following the procedure. Talk to your cosmetic surgeon to find out how you could benefit from SmartLipo body sculpting.
How Does SmartLipo Work?
During the SmartLipo procedure, a laser fiber is inserted through a small incision near the area to be treated. The fiber is then used to gently melt the fat just beneath your skin. At the same time, heat from the laser triggers collagen production, which produces tighter skin for a firmer appearance. The melted fat is suctioned away to produce a slimmer, more contoured body shape.
What Makes SmartLipo Better?
SmartLipo’s laser tightens your skin as it works to enhance your results. This minimizes the development of loose skin which can occur after traditional liposuction. In addition, the SmartLipo procedure is performed under local rather than general anesthesia. This means it can be safer than other forms of liposuction and the immediate recovery time is significantly reduced.
How Long Will SmartLipo Take?
Treatment with SmartLipo typically takes one to two hours. Most patients require only one treatment. Because SmartLipo can be performed in the comfort of your plastic surgeon’s office, you will not have to travel to a different facility or spend time filling out additional paperwork.
What Is SmartLipo Recovery Like?
After receiving SmartLipo, you can return to most normal activities within one to two days. Depending upon the area of your body you had treated, your plastic surgeon may instruct you to wear a compression garment.
Will My SmartLipo Results Last?
Like other forms of liposuction, SmartLipo destroys and removes fat cells from the treated areas of your body. After receiving liposuction, lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise will help you keep your new, slimmer body.
If you have questions about SmartLipo or other cosmetic procedures, Mesna Plastic Surgery has the answers you need. Call our Edina office today at (952) 927-4556 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mesna. You can learn more about liposuction and maintaining your results by clicking through our blog.
Last updated 4 months ago
Cellulite is a condition of the skin that causes it to appear dimpled or puckered. This is a cosmetic concern for men and women who desire smooth, firm skin with a sculpted appearance. Your plastic surgeon can offer treatments to reduce the appearance of cellulite and help you achieve the body you want.
What Causes Cellulite?
Cellulite is made up of fat deposits and fibrous bands of tissue just under the surface of the skin. The fat deposits push upward on the skin, causing dimpling where the less elastic bands are located. The severity of cellulite can range from extremely minor to a major cosmetic concern. Although cellulite occurs in both men and women, it is more common in women because of the structure of their fat layers. The development of cellulite appears to be due to multiple factors such as; genetics, hormones, diet and lifestyle influences. Smoking, sitting or standing for long periods of time, a diet high in carbohydrates, and age can also play a role in the development and appearance of cellulite.
How Is Cellulite Treated?
Today, your plastic surgeon can offer treatment options to minimize the appearance of cellulite for a smoother and firmer skin surface. Cellulaze is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that targets the structure of cellulite to eliminate it. A single treatment can improve the appearance of cellulite anywhere on the body. During the Cellulaze procedure, your surgeon will insert a laser fiber beneath the skin. The laser melts the fat and weakens the fibrous bands of tissue that cause to the dimpled appearance of your skin. The heat from the laser also causes a tightening of your skin by stimulating collagen production for a smoother and more youthful appearance.
Dr. Gregory T. Mesna of Mesna Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer the Cellulaze treatment at his Edina, MN location. Call today (612 284-8672) to find out more about this revolutionary and effective cellulite treatment. Check out our website to learn more about other body sculpting procedures, including liposuction, tummy tucks, and breast implants.
Last updated 4 months ago
Although liposuction has been available for more than 20 years, a new technology called SmartLipo has caused a recent upsurge in its popularity. SmartLipo uses a laser to enhance the results of tumescent liposuction.
This video explains how the use of a laser during SmartLipo melts superficial fat while tightening the skin. You will hear what happens during a SmartLipo procedure and find out why this technique is so appealing. If you have further questions about liposuction or the SmartLipo procedure, contact Dr. Mesna.
Mesna Plastic Surgery of Edina is pleased to offer the latest techniques and technology available in the field of plastic surgery. Contact us today by calling (952) 927-4556 to learn more about liposuction, breast implants, tummy tucks, and our other treatments. Click through to our blog to find more helpful information about popular cosmetic procedures.
Last updated 4 months ago
The sun produces energy rays called ultraviolet light. Over time, exposure to ultraviolet light is responsible for much of the aging effect that is visible in your skin. Sunlight frequently causes pigment changes such as freckles or dark spots to appear. Sun exposure also causes the skin to become thinner and damages the layer of supportive collagen just beneath the surface. These effects combine to make skin more prone to lines, creases, and wrinkles. Skin that has been exposed to the sun bruises easily, as the walls of the blood vessels that supply the skin with nourishment become weaker and thinner over time. Excessive exposure to UV light has also been linked with melanoma and other forms of skin cancer.
If you have experienced premature aging due to sun exposure, your cosmetic surgeon can offer a variety of treatments to refresh and rejuvenate your looks. Call Mesna Plastic Surgery today at (952) 927-4556 to learn more about your surgical and non-surgical skin rejuvenation options. We invite you to explore our blog for some useful tips on looking younger and more refreshed.