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Laser Lift Des Moines

Laser Lift, minimally invasive laser face lift. No stitches, no scalpels, no scars. Look and feel young again, just 30 minutes to reverse the signs of aging. Until now, the only way to adequately address age-related changes in the lower face and neck was through surgical procedures that required invasive incisions and prolonged downtime. Traditional face and neck lifts involve the use of a scalpel, incisions, stitches, and some level of scarring and risk. Oftentimes these surgical face lifts require general anesthesia. In a traditional face lift procedure, whether a classic full face lift, mini-lift, S-lift, neck lift or European lift, the technology and approach used is a decade old. The results are no doubt amazing and Dr. Robbins performs many of these surgical face lifts every year. However, Dr. Robbins also appreciates the fact that not all patients need, require or want a surgical face lift but are still bothered by age- related changes in the face and neck.

Dr. Robbins offers an alternative to Des Moines and the surrounding area. The Laser Lift at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ offers a new, technologically advanced option for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. In fact, the Laser Lift is the newest and most exciting face lifting techniques to be introduced in over 20 years. The Laser Lift at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ is a remarkable, technological breakthrough and provides outstanding results, reducing many signs of aging including:

  • wrinkles
  • creases
  • fine lines
  • sagging skin
  • jowls
  • turkey neck
  • double chin
  • loss of jawline definition
  • excess neck fat
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The Laser Lift also corrects other signs of aging in the neck and face without the cost, risks, anesthesia, recovery and downtime compared to a traditional face lifting procedure.

The Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ patient below had sagging skin on her neck most of her adult life. The Laser Lift procedure took care of it with one 30 minute procedure. Her post treatment photo below is one week from the Laser Lift procedure. She will continue to see results for the next 4 to 6 months. The Laser Lift is a quick, easy procedure with minimal downtime and the best part….patients are awake during the procedure.

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Before & After

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  • How does the Laser Lift procedure work?

    Aging happens both at the surface of the skin as well as within the deeper supporting tissue of the face, known as the SMAS layer. During the Laser Lift procedure, targeted laser energy is used to deeply and safely heat the skin and deeper SMAS layer beneath the face and neck skin. The laser energy promotes tissue coagulation and shrinkage. The SMAS and deeper layers are immediately tightened with continued improvements in collagen production and skin tightening in the 4 to 6 months following your procedure. The laser used in the Laser Lift is the Precision TX, an Nd:YAG 1440nm wavelength laser with a side firing fiber optic laser from Cynosure, a worldwide leader in laser based devices. The Precision TX 1440nm wavelength is absorbed by water and fat in the skin tissues causing micro bubbles at the fiber tip (cavitation effect) which produces bi-directional energy distribution and allows for more focused tissue targeting.

    The effects of laser stimulation of collagen production and skin tightening is thoroughly accepted by experts in the field of cosmetic surgery and supported by numerous clinical and scientific studies. The results are amazing and long-lasting. The Laser Lift approach makes the face lift procedure dramatically less invasive compared to a traditional face lift procedure. Nothing this new and exciting has been introduced technologically in face lifting for over 20 years.

  • Is the Laser Lift procedure new?

    The laser technology is not new. The technology of how to deliver laser energy internally via the Laser Lift is NEW technology. The technology of external laser treatments to the skin of the face and neck has been performed by Dr. Robbins for years. The goal of external laser treatments is to heat the deep layers of the skin, heat up the collagen, denature and stimulate collagen formation to tighten skin. The challenge with the external laser procedures was maximizing laser energy and heat to the deep layers of the skin without burning and injuring the external skin. The results of external lasers for skin tightening were oftentimes unpredictable and disappointing to the patients and Dr. Robbins alike. The Laser Lift has taken the technology of external laser energy and heating and applied it internally, directly to not only the under surface of the skin and dermis but also to the deep muscle, facial layers and muscle. The laser energy is directly applied where it needs to go to provide the maximum results and efficacy.

  • How many surgeons in Iowa perform this procedure?

    Dr. Robbins is the first and only plastic surgeon in Iowa to offer the Laser Lift procedure. In fact, there are not many surgeons in the U.S. currently trained in the Laser Lift procedure. Dr. Robbins is at the forefront of this technology and has trained with some of the leaders across the U.S. in the Laser Lift procedure and he is the only plastic surgeon in Iowa quadruple board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Laser Surgery.

  • Who are the best candidates for the Laser Lift?

    The procedure is an excellent option for people who want to look younger but who do not want or need an invasive surgical face lift. If you’re interested in restoring youthful contours in your lower face and neck but want to avoid general anesthesia, invasive incisions, scars, and extended downtime, Laser Lift could be right for you.

  • Is there anesthesia involved in the Laser Lift?

    Only local anesthesia is used. No general anesthesia or sedation required. Only numbing medicine is used.

  • Are there incisions made?

    Only three micro incisions are made with a 1mm dermatology biopsy device. No scalpel is used. No stitches are required. The micro incisions are smaller than the tip of a ballpoint pen and will be unnoticeable once healed. The micro incisions are made behind each ear and one just under the chin for a total of three micro incisions.

  • How long does the procedure take?

    30 minutes for most Laser Lift procedures compared to 2-6 hours for a surgical face lift.

  • What is the downtime and recovery from a Laser Lift?

    After Laser Lift at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™, there is minimal downtime. Typically, patients have mild bruising and discomfort for 7-10 days. Strenuous activity can be resumed almost immediately. You will see immediate results with the maximum results following the next 4 to 6 months. Hydration before and after the procedure are very important. With a surgical face lift, the downtime can be up to 2 weeks of bruising, swelling and redness to the scars with no strenuous activity for 3-4 weeks.

  • Is there scarring with the Laser Lift?

    No. The three micro incisions heal without stitches and no scarring. With a surgical face lift, there is potential for significant scarring in front and behind the ears and in the hairline.

  • Are stitches used in the Laser Lift?

    No. The three micro incisions heal without stitches and without a scar. Compared to a surgical face lift, stitches are required and removed in 5-10 days.

  • When will I see results with the Laser Lift?

    With the Laser Lift at Des Moines Plastic Surgery, patients will notice some immediate initial skin tightening with results continuing to progress during the next 3-6 months following the procedure.

  • Can the Laser Lift procedure be performed with an external laser procedure as well?

    Yes. In fact, the Laser Lift combined with external traditional fractionated laser procedures will give the most profound results. Essentially, the skin is lasered from both sides; an inside and outside treatment. The Laser Lift tightens the deeper internal skin tissues from within and the external fractionated laser treats the skin surface directly on the surface for a remarkable skin tightening and rejuvenation result.

  • Why the Laser Lift versus traditional face lifting procedures?

    The Laser Lift is not intended to replace a traditional face lift procedure. The results are not the same. But the cost, recovery, and risks are not the same either. Many patients are completely misinformed as to the procedures available to them and what would be best for their desired result. No other surgeon in Iowa performs the Laser Lift procedure so they would naturally not mention it or offer it as an option. That doesn’t mean the Laser Lift at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ is not an option for many patients in Iowa who do not want the expense, incisions, and downtime associated with a traditional face lift procedure. Dr. Robbins performs many traditional face lift procedures every year (full face lifts, neck lifts, S-face lifts, minilifts, etc). The results of these procedures performed by Dr. Robbins are unquestionably outstanding.

    However, Dr. Robbins recognizes that not all patients want a traditional face lift involving anesthesia, incisions, scars, and recovery. That’s what makes Laser Lift so beneficial to our Des Moines, Iowa patients. At our West Des Moines office, our Laser Lift procedure costs are half of the cost of a full face lift, the recovery time is not even comparable, there are no sutures, no stitches, no scars, and no general anesthesia or IV sedation. All this added up means you can come to Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ with the confidence and understanding that all that’s left is selecting the right treatment plan that’s best for your unique features, desired results, and budget.

  • What is the cost of the Laser Lift?

    The Laser Lift in Des Moines is half the cost of a traditional face lift . There are no anesthesia or operating room costs.

To learn more about the Laser Lift in Des Moines, call us at 515-221-9999 for your complimentary Laser Lift consultation with Dr. Robbins or email us if you have questions regarding this procedure.

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Meeting Dr. David Robbins

This is the customer’s opportunity to ask any and all questions. It is also Dr. Robbins’ opportunity to ask you questions as well. Every conversation should be open and honest because surgery is a big deal and both parties involved want the best outcome with the best experience possible. You should be expected to talk about the following:

What you want to change about your body, and why you want to change it?
How you feel about your body now, and how you would like to feel after plastic surgery?
Your goals: what do you want to look like after surgery, what specific changes would you like to see?
Which procedure(s), if any, can help you achieve your goals?
What results you can expect from each procedure?
What’s involved in the surgery (anesthesia type, incisions, recovery timeframe)?
The risks and possible complications from surgery?
Review your medical history (be open and honest for your safety).

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When you are called back to begin your consultation appointment, you will first meet with a patient coordinator, who will review your medical history with you and help you get settled. Your patient coordinator is your liaison between you and the practice. They make sure your questions are addressed quickly as you consider your options before surgery as well as throughout your surgery and recovery process. They also help you with scheduling pre-op appointments, your surgery date, and post-op appointments.

Our front desk receptionist is also able to schedule pre-op appointments, your surgery date, and post-op appointments. The patient coordinator will credential the office and the staff, including Dr. Robbins, so that you have a good understanding of what sets Des Moines Plastic Surgery apart from other local plastic surgery practices.

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Once the customer feels comfortable with the information they have gathered, a consultation is scheduled by email or phone. Customers will always meet with Dr. Robbins and his Patient Care Coordinator for the initial consult.

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Before Scheduling A Consultation

We encourage customers to do research online, talk with family and friends and verify the plastic surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Please visit our website for more information about the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

This often prepares the customer for the consult and makes them feel more comfortable with Dr. Robbins.

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A consultation is equal parts interview, learning experience, and time to see the possibilities of what cosmetic surgery can achieve for you. It’s a two-way conversation that should help you answer important questions:

Is cosmetic surgery the right option for me?
If so, which procedure or procedures are appropriate?
Who do I want to perform my procedure(s)?
Are the benefits worth the risks?
You get these answers by meeting with Dr. Robbins, a board certified plastic surgeon and his staff and asking more detailed questions. Expect each consultation to last from 30 minutes to 1 hour. It is important to remember you are consulting for elective cosmetic surgery, not covered by insurance.

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How Is The PRP Hair Restoration Procedure Performed?

A small amount of blood (10mL- about a tablespoon) is drawn in our office just like a routine blood test. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge which will separate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the other blood components which are not utilized. The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp. An additional technique uses Microneedling or a Profractional laser to make microscopic entry points in the skin of the scalp. PRP is then injected into the scalp. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and the patient may drive themselves home. Early studies suggest that the procedure be repeated every three to six months for best results.

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PRP in the field of hair restoration is in its early stages and although no long term studies have been performed as it relates to its effectiveness, there is substantial evidence that PRP is a promising treatment option for hair growth. Extensive clinical trials are not complete and medical data is not yet published to establish the absolute effectiveness of PRP therapy in hair restoration. PRP should not be considered a “cure” for hair loss and no guarantee can be made about its individual effectiveness. The kits used to make the PRP are FDA approved. The kits are sterile and isolate the PRP in a very effective way.

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How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) in human blood contains many growth factors that stimulate stem cells which have the ability to stimulate new cell and tissue growth and regeneration as well as tissue healing in the environment or location that the PRP is placed. Multiple medical publications over the past two decades confirm the safety and use of PRP therapy. PRP has been used with great success over the past 20 years in the fields of plastic surgery, reconstructive and wound healing treatments, oral surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics.

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PRP as it relates to hair growth is an exciting new non-surgical option for patients who may benefit from stimulation of hair growth and preventing further loss. PRP hair restoration does not re-grow hair but uses your own blood products to increase hair thickness and stimulates existing hair follicles to grow and is best applied to small areas of thinning hair, receding hairlines, and loss of hair volume. PRP is not meant to replace FDA approved medications to prevent hair loss but may be used in addition to these medications or may be an option for those who wish to not take medications or have side effects from these medications. PRP will complement the effects of minoxidil and DHT blockers. PRP hair restoration is also a great option for those who are not candidates for surgery or who want to delay formal hair transplant surgery. PRP can also be used after Neograft hair transplant to improve graft survival and speed of growth as well as to help prevent ongoing hair loss.

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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is the body’s natural healing elixir and acts as a natural fertilizer that stimulates stem cells to grow and repair aged and damaged tissue. Platelet-rich plasma(PRP) therapy can be a proactive treatment for patients experiencing thinning hair or as an adjunct to hair transplant procedures. PRP has been utilized for years as a way to stimulate growth of new cells in a variety of applications. PRP has recently received a great deal of press as it relates to treatments to restore youthful appearance to your skin. For example, Des Moines Plastic Surgery uses PRP with lasers and microneedling to expedite healing and for anti-aging and improvement in skin texture and tone.

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A tummy tuck can address both the upper and lower abdomen. It’s important to note that tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for conventional weight loss. The best candidates will already be in good health and physical shape before electing surgery.

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The goal of tummy tuck surgery is to redefine and reshape the abdomen through the removal of excess skin and fat and tightening of abdomen muscles.

You may be a good candidate for abdominoplasty if you have:

Localized fat deposits around your midsection
Excess or hanging skin around your abdomen
Stretched or separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)

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A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.

Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:

Prior surgery
Significant fluctuations in weight

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A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and restores weakened muscles to create a smoother, firmer abdominal profile.

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In 2019, the Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure was the 5th most performed cosmetic surgical procedure performed on females in the US.
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Dr. Robbins is Iowa’s only quadruple board certified plastic surgeon and each year performs 5x more breast augmentation procedures than the national average.

We offer complimentary consultations where you can meet with Dr. Robbins and the Des Moines Plastic Surgery team. Consults involve learning more about the procedure you’re interested in, determining if you’re a candidate, and going over results and expectations.

Learn more about our award-winning practice by visiting our website and schedule consults conveniently online.

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Consultation: the first step.

Many women start their surgical journey by talking to a friend or a relative who has already had a breast augmentation. While these are all good places to start, your most valuable resource is a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon.

A consultation doesn’t take long, and with an expert’s opinion, you’ll be better able to understand the benefits, risks, and discover which implant options are best for you and your body.

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