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Liposuction – Fat Reduction Jacksonville

Liposuction Jacksonville

If you’ve been noticing stubborn fat that won’t go away no matter how well you stick to your exercise routine, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with excess body fat, and it can affect their self-confidence and their quality of life. Liposuction is a method of removing excess body fat for good, ending the body fat struggle once and for all.

Liposuction can be used to take fat cells away from numerous regions of one’s body. If you’re experiencing excess fat in the stomach area, upper arms, buttocks, neck, thighs, or other spots, liposuction can be used to take care of it.

Located in Jacksonville, FL, Coastal Cosmetic Center regularly sees patients for liposuction surgery and a number of other aesthetic procedures. Doctors Timothy Fee and William A. Wallace, both board-certified plastic surgeons, will be happy to discuss your procedure in further detail. For an appointment, contact our office.

Questions To Ask Your Surgeon About Facial Cosmetic Procedures

An Interview with Dr. Patrick L. BasileDr. Patrick L. Basile
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

If you are considering facial cosmetic procedures or facial plastic surgery, there are certain questions you will want to ask your surgeon to ensure you have the best outcome and results.


To view this interview on facial plastic surgery and facial cosmetic procedures on YouTube, click HERE.


Brow Lift

How long can I expect the results of a brow lift to last?

The results of a brow lift can last a number of years, depending on what the actual procedure is and how invasive it is. A direct brow lift, which is a small incision in the eyebrow, could elevate the brow a little bit. The results may last 3 to 5 years. The results of an endoscopic approach, which is slightly more invasive than a direct brow lift approach, could last anywhere from 5 to 10 years, or even longer. The full brow lift can last anywhere from 10 years to a lifetime depending on the patient.

How would a brow lift affect the wrinkles in my forehead?

A brow lift doesn’t necessarily target the wrinkles, it is more of a secondary benefit. Elevating the brows to a more aesthetically pleasing position could lead to the reduction of wrinkles on the forehead or the nose.

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

What is CO2 Laser Resurfacing?

CO2 laser resurfacing is a noninvasive surgical procedure where, using a laser, brief pulses of light are sent out and are absorbed by the skin. Layer by layer, the skin is vaporized. As the skin heals itself, there are a multitude of benefits such as tightening, removal of fine wrinkles, and removal of pigmented blemishes on the skin.

Will I see results after one CO2 laser resurfacing treatment?

You will absolutely see the results after one treatment of laser resurfacing. These results can last anywhere from a few months to years. Future re-application depends on how individual skin ages and how well you are taking care of your skin with hydration and sun care.

Eyelid Surgery

What is the recovery time for upper eyelid surgery?

The recovery time for upper eyelid surgery can vary person-to-person. The first part of the swelling usually goes away after 10 to 14 days and after that exponentially.

Do I need someone to stay with me after eyelid surgery?

Traditionally, after eyelid surgery you should get someone to stay with you. However, depending on what exactly was done, if you are going to need someone to drive you around, or if you are taking narcotic pain medication, it may be a good idea to have someone help you.

Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

What is the recovery time for rhinoplasty or a nose job?

The recovery time for a nose job, or a rhinoplasty, can vary depending on what is done to your nose. There are several aspects of the recovery time. There is the more acute, or the short-term, which would be the healing of the scars and on the overall swelling, which could be gone in about 2 to 3 weeks. The long-term changes you see can take anywhere from a few months to a year.

Can my breathing be improved because of rhinoplasty or a nose job?

Breathing can absolutely be improved by a nose job, or more precisely, a rhinoplasty or a septoplasty. Depending on what your issues are, we can either address the septum, which is the curvature, to help improve airflow through the lower part of your nose or we can address the upper part, which is called the internal vault, to open up that area and allow improved airflow.


What is the best technique for a facelift?

The best technique for a facelift is really patient dependent. Technique depends on several things such as what the patient’s concerns are, what their anatomy is, and what their long-term goals are. It can include a “skin only” facelift or it can include the deeper facial structures of the face to add a little bit more support if needed. But overall it’s really a patient dependent process and the best technique will be indicated by the patient’s needs.

After a facelift, how long will the bruising & swelling last? Will the sun affect me?

After a facelift, you can expect the bruising and swelling to last 10 to 14 days initially. For the next week or so after that it should fully resolve. Again, it’s patient dependent, and some might be quicker than others.

Will the sun affect my healing from a face lift?

You need to be careful of the sun after any surgery, but especially of the face because the scars are immature and the sun can permanently pigment them. So, avoidance of sun during that time or the use of sunscreen or a hat is highly recommended.

Chin Implants

How will a chin implant feel?

After surgery, a chin implant will look like a normal chin. Depending on what type of asymmetry we are fixing, if it’s a smaller asymmetry or chin implant, it should feel no different at all. If it’s a larger deficit fixed with a larger implant, it may feel a little different to you but not necessarily be uncomfortable.

Will I have scars after chin implant surgery?

After chin implant surgery, the scars you have will really depend on our approach. There is an intraoral approach where you will see no scars. Then there is an approach underneath the chin which leaves a minimal scar barely seen when talking to somebody.

Facial Cosmetic Surgery

What is your approach to facial cosmetic procedures?

My goal in talking with patients who come in seeking cosmetic facial procedures is that I really try to combine their concerns and expectations with my surgical skill and experience to achieve a long-lasting desired outcome. Basically, my goal is to achieve these aesthetically pleasing results leaving them feeling comfortable and confident, but not necessarily changing who they are.

What should I know about aging and cosmetic procedures?

A big concern of patients seeking any type of facial surgery is that they don’t necessarily want to change the way they look, they just want to really target the areas that bother them. My goal is to restore form and function, identify their concerns with the way they look, and achieve those using the correct surgical procedures without drastically changing how they look.

What should I know about facial rejuvenation?

I find that more and more, people are becoming concerned with the effects of sun and aging on their overall appearance. They ask me all the time about facial rejuvenation, where they should start, what they should do, and what they should look out for. As with a lot of things, it is patient dependent. I think a good place to start is with noninvasive and non-permanent remedies such as BOTOX and Juvéderm. My whole goal is to turn back the hands of time. I can get patients back to where they were,  five or ten years ago. If someone comes up to them and says “Wow, you look really good did you lose weight?” or  “Are you working out? Your skin looks great!”, That’s really how I approach patient rejuvenation.

Is it common to have two or more facial procedures done at the same time?

It is actually common to have several facial procedures at the same time. Depending on what the patient’s goals are and what their concerns are, the overall outcome may actually be benefited by doing multiple procedures at once. This can include someone getting a facelift while having their eyelids done, someone getting a Rhinoplasty with a chin implant. There’s a multitude of combinations, in addition to some less invasive procedures such as laser resurfacing that can optimize the overall outcome.

Eyelid Surgery – Jacksonville Eyelid Rejuvenation Incisions

Eyelid Surgery Jacksonville

Age lines and drooping skin on a person’s eyelids can create an unfortunate look of fatigue or anger. Nobody wants people to think they’re constantly tired or upset. Eyelid surgery can be used to tighten sagging skin and erase eyelid wrinkles, rejuvenating the eye area.

When performing eyelid surgery on a patient, a surgeon will need access to the underlying tissues in the region. To this end, tiny incisions will be made. Lower eyelids will require either a transcutaneous incision on the outside of the lid or a transconjunctival incision on the inside of the lid. The upper eyelids require a small incision on the natural crease line that appears at the top of the lid.

Discuss your eyelid surgery with the skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons at Coastal Cosmetic Center in Jacksonville. Arrange an evaluation by contacting our office.

Eyelash Rejuvenation – Applying Latisse Jacksonville

Eyelash Rejuvenation Jacksonville

Are your lashes in need of eyelash rejuvenation? Latisse is a medication specially formulated to make your lashes look thicker, longer, and deeper in color.

The road to eyelash rejuvenation starts with a single drop. Use your applicator to add a drop of Latisse to the area above the eyelash line on the upper eyelid. Start at the spot closest to the side of the nose, then move away from it. Once this is complete, repeat this with a new applicator and a new drop of Latisse.

Learn more about eyelash rejuvenation – meet with Doctors Timothy Fee, William A. Wallace and Patrick L. Basile, three board-certified plastic surgeons with years of experience. These skilled professionals can help you get started with Latisse and can answer all of your questions. The best way to arrange an appointment is by contacting our office. Call or email today!

Coronal Brow Lift – Incision Pattern Jacksonville

Coronal Brow Lift Jacksonville

Forehead lines and sagging brows don’t have to be permanent conditions. With the help of a coronal brow lift, your forehead and brows can look rejuvenated and youthful once more.

The coronal brow lift incision pattern goes from one ear to the other, on top of the head. This incision is made behind the hairline, which effectively hides it from view under the patient’s hair. After the incision has been made, the brow can be lifted to eliminate wrinkles and more.

Doctors Timothy Fee, William A. Wallace, and Patrick L. Basile, three board-certified plastics surgeons serving the Jacksonville area, are happy to teach you more about the coronal brow lift procedure and other brow lift variations. Set up an appointment by contacting us today.

Questions To Ask Your Plastic Surgeon When Considering Breast Augmentation

If you’re considering breast augmentation, you definitely have a lot of questions. Watch this interview with Dr. Timothy Fee, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon of Coastal Cosmetic Center, as he reviews the questions to ask your Plastic Surgeon when considering breast augmentation- as well as the answers! Have more questions? Visit our website, or call 904-332-6774 to schedule your consultation.

Questions To Ask Your Plastic Surgeon When Considering Breast Augmentation

What Are The Long-Term Consequences of Breast Implants?

There are a lot of questions when considering breast augmentation. Dr. Tim Fee of Coastal Cosmetic Center in Jacksonville Florida wants to make sure you get all of your questions answered! In this video he discusses possible long-term consequences of breast implants. Have more questions? Visit our website, or Call us at 904-332-6774 to schedule your consultation!

What Are The Long-Term Consequences of Breast Implants?

How Much Will My Tummy Tuck Surgery Cost?

Have a question about tummy tuck procedures in Jacksonville, FL? In this video, Dr. William Wallace of Coastal Cosmetic Center discusses how much tummy tuck surgery can cost. Have more questions? Visit our website or call us at 904-332-6774 to schedule your consultation!

How Much Will My Tummy Tuck Surgery Cost?

Latisse Treatments – Jacksonville FDA-Approved

Latisse Treatments Jacksonville

Safety is important, especially when it comes to your eyes. People looking to strengthen and revitalize their eyelashes should make sure that they use the proper treatment. Only Latisse treatments are considered safe by the FDA.

In December of 2008, after numerous tests and studies, the FDA granted its approval of Latisse treatments as safe for use. Out of all the eyelash enhancement and regrowth treatments on the market, only Latisse has FDA approval.

So if you want safe, effective eyelash regrowth and rejuvenation, Latisse treatments may just be your perfect option. Learn more about what Latisse can do for you – arrange a consultation by contacting our office today. Doctors Timothy Fee, William A. Wallace, and Patrick L. Basile, all board-certified plastic surgeons, will be happy to discuss this medication in greater detail.

Best Options for Youthful and Beauty Face

Today’s innovations in skin care are making it possible to keep, or get your beautiful face looking and feeling young and vibrant. While diet and exercise does contribute to healthy skin, alone they do not work, especially for the face. At Coastal Cosmetic Center in Jacksonville, FL, only the latest surgical or non surgical techniques are used to enhance your own natural beauty.

Learn more about skin care and facial rejuvenation techniques from Jacksonville’s most respected plastic and reconstructive physician offices, Coastal Cosmetic Center.

Best Options for Youthful and Beauty Face