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Town Center Surgery

March 04, 2014 08:03 ET

Valencia Plastic Surgeon Weighs in on Surgical Techniques Versus Non-Surgical Injectables

Dr. Marc Lussier Uses Surgical Options, Plus BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, and Fat Transfer Techniques to Offer His Patients a Wide Array of Options to Address Their Facial Cosmetic Concerns

VALENCIA, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 4, 2014) - Dr. Marc Lussier, a Valencia plastic surgeon, views cosmetic surgery as a way to implement positive changes that enhance his patients' confidence levels. At Town Center Surgery, Dr. Lussier prides himself on staying current with the latest technology and procedures to help his patients make informed decisions on how to best approach facial rejuvenation.

When assessing his patients for injectables and/or fat transfer treatments, Dr. Lussier takes into consideration:

  • The degree of correction needed
  • The areas to be treated
  • The time available for recovery
  • The patient's budget

Based on these considerations, Dr. Lussier is able to determine whether surgery, injectables, or both are best suited to achieve the patient's personal cosmetic goals.

Dr. Lussier says many patients who seek out injectables at Town Center Surgery believe they are communicating moods and attitudes with their face that do not correlate with their actual feelings. For example, a patient may look mad or sad due to wrinkles and lost volume around key facial features. Dr. Lussier notes that injectables are able to restore a youthful look to the patient's face and allow the patient's outward appearance to match how he or she feels on the inside.

According to Dr. Lussier, injectables are most often used to counteract volume loss related to the normal aging process. Injectables are especially useful when addressing the "central" part of the face (nasolabial folds, smoker's lines, cheeks, lips, and lower eyelids). Along with replacing volume, injectables have the ability to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Dr. Lussier often uses BOTOX® Cosmetic to soften or eliminate the appearance of wrinkles, and Juvederm® Juvederm® Voluma™ XC, or Radiesse® to add volume to facial features and create a healthier, more youthful appearance.

For Valencia area plastic surgery patients who are looking to rejuvenate the appearance of their face to the fullest possible extent, Dr. Lussier offers a combination of surgical procedures, such as facelift, as well as injectables and fat transfer techniques. He says injectable treatments can be performed post-surgery to complement the results, while he performs fat transfer during the initial surgery itself. When done in combination, he explains these treatments can enhance the outcome and achieve results that one approach or the other cannot accomplish on its own. Injectables are able to help with volume loss primarily around the "central" part of the face with little to no downtime after treatment, and the benefits typically last four to six months or longer in some cases. Fat transfer can also assist in rejuvenating the central part of the face, and Dr. Lussier says the results typically last longer, but the procedure requires more downtime than injectables if performed on its own, and involves surgical liposuction of another area of the body to extract the fat cells.

At Town Center Surgery, Dr. Lussier strives to make sure that his patients are always putting their best face forward with an array of surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation techniques. During the consultation process, Dr. Lussier says he makes sure that his facial rejuvenation patients are informed of all the available options so they can make an educated decision about the procedure or combination of procedures that will yield the cosmetic outcomes they seek.

About Marc Lussier, MD

Dr. Marc Lussier is a graduate of Carleton College and earned his medical degree at University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He is board-certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery and has extensive education in the areas of aesthetic, hand and general reconstructive surgeries. Dr. Lussier is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is available for interview upon request.

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