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Physical attractiveness or unattractiveness wields a tremendous impact on the social and psychological components of life. People judged by others to have undesirable physical features are treated more negatively than normal individuals, which may affect their self-image, quality of life, self-esteem, interpersonal encounters, and ultimately, success in life. 

Dr Dufresne can help you unlock your untapped potential. He provides surgical cosmetic procedures, including: facelifts, brow lifts, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, abdominoplasty, and liposuction; breast lifts, breast augmentation, and breast reduction; and scar revision.

Dr Dufresne uses AlterImage® – the World’s #1-Selling Aesthetic Simulation Software used by cosmetic surgeons and dentists in more than 90 countries – to help patients understand how treatment options may look and help them in their decision-making.

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You are unique, not part of the herd. Dr Dufresne can help you unveil your individuality so you can go your own path with boldness.

The face is the primary tool of human communication, and a person’s facial appearance contributes to creating and validating the person’s self-image and identity. This contribution establishes a base-level of confidence that has real-world implications for success. Consequences of an undesirable facial appearance or cosmetic defect range from parent-child bonding to playing and making friends to academic and occupational attainment later in life. 

Invite Dr Dufresne to help you be the master of your own destiny by improving your face’s aesthetic appeal in the eyes of the world.

Selected Procedures: Face

A brow lift, forehead lift, or forehead rejuvenation is a cosmetic surgical procedure to elevate the forehead to reduce the visible effects of aging. With age, the skin loses elasticity, muscles become weaker, and the fat layer under the skin becomes thinner. These changes cause sagging and loss of volume in different places throughout the face and body. A brow lift can be combined with a facelift and neck lift for more complete facial rejuvenation. READ MORE.

An eyelid Lift (blepharoplasty) is a cosmetic surgical procedure to lift droopy or sagging eyelids. An eyelid lift also can include various cosmetic techniques, such as removing fatty deposits that can accumulate under the the lower eyelids and make the face look tired. READ MORE.

A facelift (rhytidectomy) is a cosmetic surgical procedure to lift the facial area and reduce the visible effects of aging. With age, the skin loses elasticity, muscles become weaker, and the fat layer under the skin becomes thinner. These changes cause sagging and loss of volume in different places throughout the face and body. A facelift can be combined with a brow lift and neck lift for more complete facial rejuvenation. READ MORE.

The Natural Lift (office facelift or mini facelift)

The Natural Lift (office facelift or mini-facelift) is a modified cosmetic surgical procedure for people who do not need a regular facelift. It is a more mild procedure done with local anesthesia in the office in about an hour. Like a regular facelift (rhytidectomy), its goal is to lift the facial area and reduce the visible effects of aging. With age, the skin loses elasticity, muscles become weaker, and the fat layer under the skin becomes thinner. These changes cause sagging and loss of volume in different places throughout the face and body.

A neck Lift (platysmaplasty) is a cosmetic surgical procedure to lift the neck area and reduce the visible effects of aging. With age, the skin loses elasticity, muscles become weaker, and the fat layer under the skin becomes thinner. These changes cause sagging and loss of volume in different places throughout the face and body. A neck lift can be combined with a facelift and brow lift for more complete facial rejuvenation. READ MORE.

Surgery to improve the appearance of the nose (rhinoplasty) is consistently one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries worldwide. Millions of people who are unhappy with the shape or size of their nose have become happy with their “new” nose, finding greater confidence and contentment. There are many ways to address aesthetic concerns that can be tailored to your specific situation. Most people also find that they breathe better following recovery from cosmetic nose surgery, as well. READ MORE

Medically necessary nose surgery to correct a functional breathing problem is a different matter and is purely a reconstructive procedure billable to insurance. It (septoplasty and turbinectomy) involves correcting deformities caused by disease or injury and is not done for cosmetic reasons.

Ear Surgery (otoplasty) is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the shape or size of the external ear (the auricle or pinna). Many people are embarrassed by the size of their ears and feel their ears do not match their face or personality. Others find the shape to not be appealing. Surgery can improve these concerns. READ MORE.

Chin Surgery (genioplasty)

Chin Surgery (genioplasty) is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the shape or size of the chin. Some feel size of their chin does not match their face or personality. Others find the shape to not be appealing. Surgery can improve these concerns.

Facial Implants

Facial implants are surgically placed for cosmetic purposes to change the underlying facial structure. Some feel the proportions or structure of their face does not match their personality or simply find it to not be appealing. Surgery can improve these concerns.

Body shape and aesthetic appearance has a tremendous impact on one’s life. People who are happier with their body have better posture and appear more confident than those who are less satisfied. People who appear more confident are more successful in life and relationships. 

Ask Dr Dufresne how he can help you improve your confidence so you can conquer your mountain.

Selected Procedures: Body

An arm lift (brachioplasty) is a cosmetic surgical procedure to remove fat and excess skin from the upper arm and reduce the visible effects of aging. With age, the skin loses elasticity, muscles become weaker, and the fat layer under the skin becomes thinner. These changes cause sagging and loss of volume in different places throughout the face and body. An arm lift also may be part of other cosmetic procedures to remove excess skin after a patient experiences rapid weight loss. READ MORE.

Body contouring is a set of cosmetic surgical procedures tailored to the individual patient’s situation and goals to remove fat and excess skin and reduce the visible effects of aging. With age, the skin loses elasticity, muscles become weaker, and the fat layer under the skin becomes thinner. These changes cause sagging and loss of volume in different places throughout the face and body. Body contouring also is increasingly common after major weight loss. Body contouring may include: an arm lift, breast lift, facelift, thigh lift, lower body lift, and tummy tuck. READ MORE.

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure to remove fat that a patient has been unable to lose through eating a healthy diet and exercise. Liposuction is not a weight-loss technique, but it can help sculpt the body and improve a patient’s confidence. READ MORE.

Fat Transfer or Fat Grafting

Fat Transfer or Fat Grafting is a surgical procedure to move fat from one location to one or more locations in the same patient. It is commonly combined with other techniques, and it may be used for either cosmetic purposes or reconstructive purposes. A special technique for removing fat that is different from liposuction is used for fat that is going to be used in fat grafting or fat transfer. Fat that is grafted or transferred also is at a different layer than fat removed during liposuction. Fat transfer can be used as an injectable filler for aesthetic facial concerns, such as lip enhancement, or for breast augmentation. Sometimes, a piece of fat is removed and sutured in place; this is called free fat grafting.

Each year, millions of people around the globe undergo surgery or sustain injuries. Many of these events leave visible scars. The appearance of many of these scars can be lessened by scar revision techniques, some of which involve surgery to remove parts of the scar or rearrange the scar to make it less obvious. Other techniques involve use of various medications. Some or all of these techniques may be used in combination to achieve a more optimal cosmetic outcome. READ MORE.

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a cosmetic surgical procedure to remove fat and excess skin and reduce the visible effects of aging. This procedure tightens the abdomen. With age, the skin loses elasticity, muscles become weaker, and the fat layer under the skin becomes thinner. These changes cause sagging and loss of volume in different places throughout the face and body. Some women may find their abdomen sagging following childbirth. Tummy tucks also are increasingly common after major weight loss. READ MORE.

Vein Treatment

Many people experience varicose veins, visible as red or purple twisting veins typically found in the legs. They can be unsightly and tend to develop or worsen with age. People who stand long hours or are overweight are most at risk of developing them. Varicose veins can become painful and put the patient at higher bleeding risk, as blood is pooled in these superficial veins. Having varicose veins is also linked to an increased risk for developing blood clots. Treating varicose veins, however, is typically considered a cosmetic procedure.

In both women and men, breast shape and size contribute greatly to self-esteem. Breasts are important to  overall body symmetry and proportion. When there is a perceived abnormality in size, shape, or symmetry of breasts, this can negatively impact a person’s self-confidence, as many people feel everyone is looking at them and their abnormality. 

Ask Dr Dufresne how he can help improve your happiness with your breasts so you can brighten your life and lift your spirits.

Selected Procedures: Breast

Breast Augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) is a cosmetic surgical procedure to increase the size of one or both breasts. Many people may feel their breasts are of inadequate size for various reasons. Adding volume to their breasts can help them feel happier about their general appearance. The two most common ways to add volume is with the use of saline-filled breast implants and fat grafting (sometimes called fat transfer). These techniques can be and often are used together. READ MORE.

Breast Implant Replacement or Breast Implant Removal (breast implant revision)

Breast Implant Replacement or Breast Implant Removal (breast implant revision) is a surgical procedure to exchange or remove breast implants. According to manufacturers’ instructions and clinical evidence, breast implants should be replaced after a period of time that varies according to the implant type, model, level of placement, and individual patient findings. Other times, a patient may become unhappy with their breast shape or size and desire to make a change. Replacement or removal of breast implants used for cosmetic purposes is a cosmetic surgical procedure. Medically necessary replacement or removal of breast implants used for breast reconstruction is a reconstructive procedure billable to insurance.

Breast Lift (mastopexy) is a surgical procedure to improve cosmetic appearance. Just as the face sags with age, the breasts, too, are susceptible to these effects. Skin becomes inelastic and muscles can become weaker. A breast lift can refreshen and give a more youthful look to the breasts and overall appearance. READ MORE.

Breast Reduction (reduction mammoplasty) is a cosmetic surgical procedure to reduce the size of one or both breasts to improve the aesthetic appearance of the breasts. Sometimes reducing the size of breasts can improve a patient’s comfort. If breasts are very large, their weight can cause pain and discomfort. READ MORE.

Male breast reduction is a cosmetic surgical procedure to treat gynecomastia, a condition of abnormally large breasts in men. Gynecomastia can be embarrassing and humiliating. Seeking treatment can help affected men lead more full and happy lives, as they gain confidence from their body’s more natural appearance. READ MORE.

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