Facial Rejuvenation is becoming more popular within the United States, including the younger population. With laser technology and affordable injectable treatments, patients in their 20s, 30s and 40s are looking and feeling five to 10 years younger. At Southern Surgical Arts, we offer the latest technology and techniques to help achieve a patient's facial rejuvenation goals.
There are many different options for facial rejuvenation. Dr. Deal and Dr. Nease at Southern Surgical Arts tailor each treatment to the patient's goals. One example is the Liquid Face Lift that can includes several injectables. It often includes Botox or Dysport paired with fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, Perlane, and Juvederm. "When all you have is a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail," said Dr. Deal. "With the plethora of injectables and fillers we offer our patients more than just one vendor's products, and we make sure the patient has a treatment plan that is customized for their needs." The ideal candidate is a woman or man ranging from his or her 20s to 50s.
The Laser Face Lift is for the patient that is not yet ready for a Cosmetic Face Lift; but desires an overall rejuvenated look. It often includes treatment with one of our fractionated lasers, the Sciton Profractional or the Affirm CO2, along with SmartLipo, injectables and fillers. The ideal candidate is usually in his or her 40s or early 50s. Patients from Chattanooga and North Georgia don't often realize that Dr. Nease pioneered the Laser Facelift. In fact, he has taught physicians from around the world how to perform the procedure.
Do you look in the mirror and want to minimize wrinkles, deep folds or sun damage? If so, we invite you in for a complimentary consultation with one of our Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. Call today at 423-266-3331 or 706-629-8622.
Below is an actual patient of Southern Surgical Art. Procedures included Chin implant, Smartlipo to the neck, and the Affirm CO2 to face.
Southern Surgical Arts' surgeons recently committed to seeing area patients throughout the year with a new partnership with Project Access. This program makes health care available to low-income, uninsured residents of Hamilton County. Project Access is coordinated by the Medical Society of Chattanooga & Hamilton County and the Medical Foundation. It brings together doctors, hospitals, medical schools, community clinics, the Hamilton County health department, and many other partners all for a common goal. This goal is to improve the health and well-being of the people of Chattanooga and Hamilton County.
While cosmetic surgery procedures are typically elective in nature, and our practice is 100% cosmetic focused, giving back is an important part of Southern Surgical Arts' philosophy. Dr. Deal and Dr. Nease completed many years of medical and surgical training and have board certifications including general surgery, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, facial plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. They give back to our community by treating urgent medical conditions or traumatic injuries that effect the patient's aesthetic appearance and/or self confidence.
If you would like more information about Project Access, please call 423-826-0269 or visit http://www.chattmedsoc.org/ProjectAccess.aspx.
Need a way to give back? Consider our Breast Oasis Charity! Bring in your gently-used or new bras to several locations in Chattanooga and Calhoun and we'll have them cleaned and take them to women in need at the Chattanooga Room in the Inn.
Hollow appearing eyes is a common problem in both men and women. As you age, the areas around your eyes become hollow, which makes you look tired and older. Facial rejuvenation procedures that address this problem can help you look younger and feel better about your appearance.
There are a few options to correct this problem. However, it is important to seek out a well-trained, experienced cosmetic surgeon who deals with problems like hollow eyes on a regular basis. Often times it is the the the loss of fat from the mid face and around the upper and lower eyelids and even the brow that contributes to the sunken or shallow appearance. Most hollowing eyes can be treated with synthetic fillers
or even better, your body's own fat cells. Lower eyelid surgery
(lower blepharoplasty) may also be needed if the problem is a deep tear trough with an overlying protruding lower eyelid fat pad.
The most simple solution is often using fillers to fill the tear trough area with a hyaluronic acid product such as Restylane
, which can soften or smooth out hollows. Although the results are not as natural as fat with these fillers, this is an option for patients not ready for surgery. The procedure is non-surgical and is injected along the tear trough region. Results typically last 6-9 months. There can be minor bruising that will usually resolve in less than a week.
Many surgeons, however, will often recommend eyelid surgery to try to correct hollowness under the eyes. "Most of the time, surgery alone does not solve the problem," said Dr. Nease
. "Adding fat back to the face eliminates the problem in about 80% of the patients I see, which is less invasive than having eyelid surgery where skin and/or fat is removed. And the fat transfer procedure achieves a much more natural, youthful result."
In cases where there is significant excess eyelid skin or bulging fat pads, we recommend lower eyelid surgery. This is less commonly recommended than other treatments yet still has less than a week's downtime. The technique at Southern Surgical Arts
includes minimal scarring as well, often done without any scarring or sutures.
If you are in your 30s, 40s or 50s and want to see how fillers, fat transfer or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can make you look younger, please contact our office for you complimentary consultation with Dr. Nease or Dr. Deal. You can view our before and after gallery for more pictures of how patients have benefited from facial rejuvenation.
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Chattanooga’s most sought after cosmetic surgeons are helping women feel good about their bodies in the summer months
With advanced cosmetic surgery and the latest non-surgical procedures from Southern Surgical Arts this summer, you can go ahead and buy that itsy bitsy teeny-weeny yellow polka-dot bikini. Or wear the short shorts, sleeveless shirt and sexy dress you’ve been wanting to wear with confidence. Whatever your personal goals to get ready for summer, Southern Surgical Arts has a procedure that can give you a boost for fun in the sun!
The most common problem areas for women this time of year are:
Small or sagging breasts
Hair growth under the arms, on legs, and around the bikini line
Fat stored in the abdomen and thighs
Loose skin from previous weight loss
To combat these common concerns, the board-certified cosmetic surgeons at Southern Surgical Arts are offering both surgical and nonsurgical solutions to fit the needs of women in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area.
Not only are these cosmetic procedures effective, they are also affordable. Southern Surgical Arts offers Breast Augmentations starting at $3,999. A breast augmentation can solve the problem of small or sagging breasts by making them look firm, full and naturally beautiful.
Unsightly hair can also be vanquished with the use of laser hair removal treatments. Right now in the month of April and May, you can get 20% off any bikini or underarm laser hair removal and prepare yourself for a shave-free summer.
Click here to view all our monthly specials or call 423-266-3331 to inquire about Mommy Makeovers, Liposuction, Smart Lipo, Skin Resurfacing and Laser Hair Removal. Consultations are complimentary.
Southern Surgical Arts is the first cosmetic surgery practice in Chattanooga, Tennessee and North Georgia to offer CelluSmooth, a simple, minimally invasive procedure for treating the root cause of cellulite. CelluSmooth, the newest Sciton laser developed in Palo Alto, CA, is a new minimally invasive technology designed to deliver laser energy to multiple areas of the body, such as thighs, buttocks and other areas of concern.
Minimally invasive procedures accounted for 82% (7.5 million) of cosmetic procedures performed in 2011. Dr. Deal, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon at Southern Surgical Arts, says, “Cellulite has been an extremely difficult problem to treat with all previous modalities providing temporary and short-lived results. CelluSmooth is promising in that it is not only delivering permanent results, but is done with virtually no down time.”
CelluSmooth is pending FDA clearance for cellulite treatment but is cleared for "the surgical incision, excision, vaporization, ablation and coagulation of soft tissue." The advanced CelluSmooth laser technology results in the cutting of fat as well as fibrous tissue, which is the major cause of the lumps and bumps associated with cellulite.
"It is an honor an privilege to be chosen by an internationally known premier laser company to test their latest research and equipment. This opportunity is only given to a very select few in the country. At SSA we are proud to offer our patients the very latest, as well as tried and true procedures and feel a strong commitment to never stop learning for the community," said Dr. Nease.
“I have been impressed by the recent research Sciton has performed to advance laser technology for aesthetic treatments and excited to offer my patients the opportunity to participate in this clinical study,” said Dr Nease, a triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon at Southern Surgical Arts.
Since beginning the clinical study, Dr. Deal and Dr. Nease have performed 10 CelluSmooth procedures in the past 2 months and have seen good results. Ten more participants may qualify to be a part of the study.
For more information about the CelluSmooth clinical study, our cosmetic surgery procedures or to make a complimentary consultation, please call 423-266-3331. Or, you may visit our website for before and after photos to help with your research.
At Southern Surgical Arts, Dr. Chad Deal is a double board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Dr. Carey Nease is a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon. Both surgeons are certified through the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Both surgeons are committed to safe quality care, an excellence in cosmetic artistry and have performed more than 7,500 cosmetic surgery procedures in the last 5 years. Their practice is 100% dedicated to cosmetic surgery using the latest technology to provide natural enhancements with minimal scarring and the shortest downtime possible.
Southern Surgical Arts is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 27,000 square foot building located in the Southside area between Cowart and Broad Street in downtown Chattanooga on Monday, April 8 at 5:15 pm.
The new development is the biggest new office building on Chattanooga's Southside in a couple of decades. “Southern Surgical Arts is known for its surgical artistry, which makes the Southside area a perfect fit for us,” said Dr. Carey Nease, the company’s founding partner.
FSGBank, Chattanooga’s largest community bank, is providing financing for the new facility of Southern Surgical Arts in downtown Chattanooga, TN. Bank CEO Mike Kramer said, “FSGBank is honored to be partnering with Southern Surgical Arts and Dr. Carey Nease. Dr. Nease and his teammates have an impressive record of client and business success, and their commitment to a philosophy and practice of “giving back” to their community is consistent with the values of our Bank. We look forward to a long and healthy relationship with the Southern Surgical Arts team.”
Chattanooga’s Mayor Ron Littlefield has been invited to the ceremony. Representatives from FSGBank, Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects, and T.U. Parks Construction Company will attend.
The public is invtied to this event, as well. If you are interested in leasing space, please call 423-266-3331 for more information.
It's almost time for bikini season and the national news is taking notice of the rise of cosmetic surgery procedures this year. Fox News had Dr. Elie Levine, a board-certified plastic surgeon, provide some tips for choosing your surgeon for your next cosmetic procedure.
Is Your Surgeon Board-Certified?
This is an important question to ask. It's important to find out what specific field your surgeon is certified in before moving forward. According to Dr. Levine, if your surgeon is "...board certified in radiology or internal medicine; one of the fields where the core principles and core teachings don't include cosmetics, you might be setting yourself up."
Dr. Nease and Dr. Deal agree with Dr. Levine's comment on choosing a board-certified surgeon who has been trained in the field he/she practices. "Having surgical training is very important to ensure that when a complication arises, the surgeon has the experience and training to handle it. My five years of training in general surgery and my cosmetic surgery fellowship helped equip me with the knowledge I need to recognize problems and solve them," said Dr. Chad Deal, Southern Surgical Arts' double board-certified cosmetic surgeon and general surgeon.
How Much Experience Does Your Surgeon Have?
How do you determine if your surgeon has the experience to perform your cosmetic surgery procedure? One way to determine is to ask your surgeon how many procedures he has performed. Another way, as Dr. Levine mentioned on Fox News is to determine your surgeon's sspecialty. Further, "There are four subspecialties in plastic surgery. There are people that can do extra training in cosmetic work, pediatric plastic surgery, microsurgery, hand surgery...," said Dr. Levine. "If you find out they also have hand training, they may be great. But, then again, if you're sitting in the reception area and your see eight people in cast, maybe they do more hand surgery." These are all clues into determining the specialty and area of interest and expertise of your surgeon.
At Southern Surgical Arts, we are 100% committed and focused on cosmetic surgery. "The surgeons in our practice have performed over 7,000 cosmetic surgery procedures and we continue to perform approximately 1,200 each year," said Dr. Carey Nease, Southern Surgical Arts' triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon and facial plastic surgeon.
Here is the original video on Fox News:
How to find a qualified surgeon
What does it mean to choose Southern Surgical Arts' cosmetic surgeons
Cosmetic surgery involves medical techniques designed to maintain or restore normal appearance or to enhance appearance to an aesthetically pleasing level. Individuals usually have cosmetic surgery by choice, because they are unhappy about some aspect of their appearance and want to improve it.
There is a trend in recent years where people are electing to have their cosmetic surgery experience at the same time with a partner, friend or family member. Mother daughter partners are not that uncommon. They support and encourage each other which, according to some experts, helps get better results. After all, one of the main reasons for cosmetic surgery is to improve the individual's appearance and bolster his or her self image.
No matter what type of cosmetic surgery or the reason for the cosmetic surgery, there are certain basic things to consider. These include: the surgeon's training and credentials; the surgeon's experience; patient education; care before and after the surgery; and the surgery facility.
Surgeon's Training and Credentials
There are many health care providers that perform plastic surgery procedures, but they do not all have the same qualifications. You should make sure the surgeon you are considering is qualified to perform the procedure you want. Check the surgeon’s credentials; verify medical license, certifications and memberships in professional societies. Inquire about the requirements to be a member or to be board certified in that specialty.
Ask about the surgeon’s education and training specific to the procedure you are considering. Ask how many of these procedures the doctor has completed and how often he does them. You want a surgeon with enough recent experience to feel comfortable using that surgeon. Getting referrals from family and friends is a good idea, but be sure to get referrals from people that had the same procedure you are considering. Before and after pictures are also helpful in determining the surgeon’s ability to perform the procedure.
Look into your options to see if other techniques are available. Get a second opinion from another surgeon, usually the consultation is free. Consider the risks, benefits, cost, recovery time and results for each technique available before making a choice.
Cosmetic surgeries are performed in a variety of settings, hospitals, surgery centers, and even office settings. Find out where your procedure will be performed. You want it to be at a certified surgical center. These centers must meet minimum standards to maintain certification.
When considering cosmetic surgery you should never be satisfied with incomplete answers or information. Be wary of a doctor that is impatient and tries to rush you to make decisions. Any reputable cosmetic surgeon will spend time answering all of your questions until you are completely comfortable and satisfied with his or her qualifications, the procedure and the facility.
The mother daughter cosmetic surgery has become the makeover for the new mommy and grandmother. The mommy makeover typically includes procedures, such as, a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and liposuction. The grandmother usually gets a facelift with skin resurfacing.
At Southern Surgical Arts, you will find surgeons fully trained in the procedures typically obtained in the mommy and grandmother makeovers. Drs. Deal and Nease have fellowship training and are board certified cosmetic surgeons. Dr Nease is also board certified in facial plastic surgery. They are 100% dedicated to cosmetic surgery in their practice and their facility is state of the art in the field.
Dr. Nease is well known as the face doctor in Chattanooga, North Georgia and North Alabama and Dr. Chad Deal is known as the Las Vegas breast and body surgeon in those same areas.
For more information about Southern Surgical Arts and Drs. Nease and Deal visit southernsurgicalarts.com.
In 2011, more than 1.6 million Americans elected to undergo cosmetic surgery, also known as plastic surgery, while upwards of 8 million opted for nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, according to the Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. And it’s not just young Hollywood starlets looking to augment their chests and Botox away hardly noticeable lines around the eyes and mouth. The New York Times recently ran an article about men and women in their golden years who are getting a new lease on life, primarily by re-sculpting their eyes, a procedure that the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ranked the fourth most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S.
About Cosmetic Eye and Brow Lifts
Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a very safe procedure that eliminates saggy, droopy eyelids and under-eye bags. With an average recovery time of just three to four days, it’s one of the most rewarding procedures offered by Dr. Carey Nease and Dr. Chad Deal, both board certified cosmetic surgeons at Southern Surgical Arts in Tennessee and North Georgia.
Eyelid surgery with a brow lift is a minor surgical procedure. Patients are treated with local anesthesia and minimal sedation at Southern Surgical Arts’ on-site operating room. By augmenting this procedure with a non-surgical chemical peel, laser resurfacing treatment or fat transfer, patients can experience a strikingly rejuvenated appearance.
In 2004, body image expert, Roberta Honigman, found that most people are satisfied with cosmetic sugery procedures and that surgeons regularly report high satisfaction rates among their patients. “A positive change in physical appearance for the patient will lead to an improvement in their psychological well-being, including their self-confidence and self-esteem,” reports Honigman in her review of cosmetic surgery outcomes. One of Southern Surgical Arts' patients, Vicky, said this about her confidence, "I wanted to improve a few things that were bothering me for a very long time. Now, I feel less self-conscious, and more confident. I am very happy with my results."
Who Should Get An Eye and Brow Lift Surgery?
A blepharoplasty is appropriate for both men and women. While the best ages for the procedure is from 30 to 65, folks tend to really notice excess skin and the loss of fat in the cheeks and an abundance fat around the eyes starting at age 50. As we age, our eyelids stretch and muscles supporting eyelids weaken. Extra fat also tends to gather on top and below the eyelids, resulting in sagging eyebrows, upper eyelids that droop and unappealing bags beneath the eyes. While these changes are a normal part of aging, not only can it add 10 or 15 years to your appearance, but it can also interfere with vision.
An eye and brow lift is just one procedure that can set you on your way to a more satisfying reflection. Laser skin resurfacing reduces wrinkles around the eyes, forehead and mouth, eliminates acne scars and lesions, redness, veins and blemishes like liver spots, freckles and other signs of aging. Laser resurfacing also stimulates collagen fiber growth, which will rejuvenate your appearance, making your face look fuller, healthier and more youthful. For patients with a sunken appearance, a fat transfer to the face, also known as fat injections, offers long-lasting, natural-looking results.
About Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive, on-site procedure that Dr. Nease and Dr. Deal can perform once or twice a year. Patients have the option of microdermabrasion, vibradermabrasion, or alternating the two treatments, which together work to abolish the damaged outer layers of skin.
About Microdermabrasion and Vibraderm
Microdermabrasion uses micro-crystals to “sandblast” the outer layers of skin using a pressurized vacuum. The newer, more technologically advanced vibradermabrasion also performs intense exfoliation treatments and may have fewer side effects for some. Vibradermabrasion is performed using paddles textured with stainless steel that vibrate against the skin and remove the outer layer without leaving behind residue. Both exfoliation procedures lead to increased collagen growth and cell-turnover.
About Fat Transfer to the Face
Another characteristic of aging is loss of volume in the cheeks, resulting in a sunken, concaved appearance. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that fat is one of the most tolerated fillers your cosmetic surgeon can use. Plus, it is one of the safest, most effective fillers around. Fat injections will change the contour of your face and even reduce the appearance of scars and diminish signs of aging.
Fat injections are a type of minimally invasive cosmetic surgery that is done by harvesting fat from another area of your body using a special instrument, such as the abdomen or thighs. After impurities are removed, the fat is injected using a syringe. It could take a few appointments to get the effect you desire. If you’re interested in getting more information about the various cosmetic surgery procedures offered at Southern Surgical Arts, schedule a consultation with either Carey Nease, MD, or Chad Deal, MD, right now. For your convenience, they have offices in Chattanooga, TN and Calhoun, GA. In-office or Skype patient consultations are available free of charge.
A Denver Plastic Surgeon recently announced he became a Quadruple Board Certified cosmetic surgeon. Dr. David Broadway has also been board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.
"It's great to have a plastic surgeon recognize the value of cosmetic surgery board-certification, and I'm excited for Dr. Broadway to be a part of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery," said Dr. Nease, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon at Southern Surgical Arts.
According to the release, "The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) is the only strictly cosmetic independent board. The ABCS examines the best and most elite surgeons across the United States and keeps up with the latest trends in cosmetic surgery while sustaining the highest cosmetic surgery standards."
“Patients should understand the importance of board certification when choosing a cosmetic surgeon,” said Denver plastic surgeon, Dr. David Broadway. “I am proud to have earned the ABCS certification, so that I can better serve my patients and enhance my knowledge base. I want to always challenge myself to be on the forefront of changes and advancements in my field.”
To find out more on the differences in Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeons, visit http://www.southernsurgicalarts.com/index.cfm/PageID/17208.