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Eye Lift Jacksonville

Many areas of the face show signs of aging, including the skin of the eyelids. Though we may not typically think of this area as one where we age, the eyes say a lot about a person. To revitalize the eyelids, many people come into our practice for an eye lift.

Drooping eyelid skin, bags under the eyes, and fine wrinkles can all make someone look worn down and older than they really are. The eye lift trims away excess sagging skin and alters fat and muscle tissue to smooth out and tighten the eyelids. Both sets of eyelids can be recontoured, or if only the upper or lower eyelids need rejuvenating, this is also an option.

Find out more about the eye lift from a consultation with Doctors Timothy Fee and William A. Wallace. To make an appointment, contact our office!

Reduce Stubborn Fat in Half the Treatment Time with CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting at Coastal Cosmetic Center

CoolSculpting at Coastal Cosmetic Center. Available at our Fleming Island Office.

Coastal Cosmetic Center is one of the first plastic surgery practices in the Jacksonville area to offer the CoolSculpting procedure which is cleared for non-invasive fat reduction in the flank (love handles), abdomen and thigh.

What is CoolSculpting?

The CoolSculpting procedure is the only non-surgical body contouring treatment that freezes and eliminates fat from the body. There are no needles, no special diets, no supplements and no downtime. During the procedure, a non-surgical applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to the treatment area to specifically target underlying fat without harming surrounding tissue. More than 1,000,000 CoolSculpting procedures have been performed worldwide.

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CoolSculpting at Coastal Cosmetic Center

“We are thrilled to offer a body contouring option that reduces treatment time and still gets great results for patients. This is important in our health conscious community where people enjoy looking their best and live busy lives,” said Timothy Fee, MD a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Coastal Cosmetic Center.

Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the CoolSculpting procedure freezes away unwanted fat cells in the body by inducing a natural, controlled elimination of those fat cells.  This scientific breakthrough is based on a vast body of Harvard research that demonstrates fat cells are more susceptible to cold and are selectively destroyed.  Results can be seen in two to four months, and the treated fat cells are gone for good.  Additional treatments in the same or multiple areas may enhance the desired aesthetic effect.

At Coastal Cosmetic Center, our three Board Certified Plastic Surgeons Timothy Fee, MD, William A. Wallace, MD, and Patrick L. Basile MD are all specially trained to administer the CoolSculpting procedure. We offer this service exclusively at our Fleming Island location.

Please call us today at (904) 375-0163 to schedule your CoolSculpting consultation.

Traditional Brow Lift – Coronal Lift Jacksonville

Traditional Brow Lift Jacksonville

Want to get a traditional brow lift in order to take care of that extra skin on your forehead and brow? This popular procedure is quite effective for removing wrinkles and tightening loose skin.

The traditional brow lift usually involves an incision behind the hairline. However, since this can bring the hairline backwards on the scalp, another option may be available for those patients dealing with receding or high hairlines: the hairline brow lift. For this, the incision is made directly at the hairline, which keeps it at its original position.

The board-certified plastic surgeons at Coastal Cosmetic Center have a great deal of experience and are available to further explain the traditional brow lift and its incision pattern options. Arrange a consultation by contacting our office.

BOTOX Frequently Asked Questions

What is BOTOX Cosmetic?

BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults.

What areas can be treated with BOTOX?BOTOX Before and After, Timothy Fee, MD

The areas of your face that can be treated with BOTOX include the area between your eyes of your frown, forehead area and where you may have crows feet.

How long do the results last?

The results of BOTOX will be noticeable 24-48 hours after treatment with the maximum effect noticeable in 30 days. The results tend to last three to four months.

Do the injections hurt?

At Coastal Cosmetic Center, our patients are provided with a frozen gel pack prior to their BOTOX treatment to provide some numbing. In general, injections in the facial area feel like a quick pinch.

What can I expect from results? Will I look fake from BOTOX?

You should not expect to lose the ability to make expressions. When you are treated by a medical professional that is an expert in anatomy, your result should be noticeable improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, but retain the ability to make facial expressions.

What are common side effects?

Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX®Cosmetic.

Who will administer my BOTOX treatment?

At Coastal Cosmetic Center, only one of our board certified plastic surgeons will administer your BOTOX treatment.

How much does BOTOX cost?

BOTOX pricing is determined by how many units are need for your treatment area. BOTOX is sold in units of 10. Typically, BOTOX at Coastal Cosmetic Center runs $12-$14 per unit. We also often hold BOTOX parties that offer special pricing on BOTOX treatments. CLICK HERE to sign up for BOTOX party invitations.

What is the Brilliant Distinctions Program?

Brilliant Distinctions is a reward program created by Allergan for BOTOX patients. When you visit a participating provider like Coastal Cosmetic Center and purchase BOTOX treatments, you earn points that can be redeemed on future visits. To sign up for Brilliant Distinctions CLICK HERE.

What is the BOTOX BFF Program?

BOTOX BFF Program is a reward program created by Allergan for BOTOX patients. When you share information about BOTOX with your friend, you will receive select SkinMedica products as a reward.

To report a side effect, please call Allergan at 1-800-433-8871.

Please see BOTOX® Cosmetic full Product Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.

Call us today at (904) 332-6774 to make an appointment and learn more about the BFF Program.

Can Breathing Be Improved With Rhinoplasty?

If you are considering rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, there are certain questions you will want to ask your surgeon to ensure you have the best outcome and results. You also may wondering if Rhinoplasty improves breathing. WATCH Dr. Patrick L. Basile of Jacksonville’s Coastal Cosmetic Center give the answer.

 

Can Breathing Be Improved With Rhinoplasty?

Read Dr. Basile’s full interview for more information!

Eyelash Regrowth – Jacksonville Latisse Medication

Eyelash Regrowth Jacksonville

Losing lashes left and right? If eyelash loss has become common over the years, it might be time to look into eyelash regrowth. Latisse is a medication that can solve lash growth problems and more.

For proper eyelash regrowth, it will be necessary to always remember to apply Latisse every night. Because remembering can sometimes be difficult, it’s recommended that you pair application of Latisse with your other typical nightly tasks. For example, whenever you go for your toothbrush or floss, get your bottle of Latisse as well.

For more tips regarding the use of Latisse medication, arrange a consultation by contacting our office. With their years of experience, board-certified plastic surgeons Doctors Timothy Fee and William A. Wallace will be able to answer questions about eyelash regrowth and a variety of other topics.

The Best Technique For a Facelift

If you are considering a facelift, there are certain questions you will want to ask your surgeon to ensure you have the best outcome and results. Dr. Patrick L. Basile of Jacksonville’s Coastal Cosmetic Center reviews his professional opinion for the best technique for a facelift.

What is the best technique for a facelift?

Read Dr. Basile’s full interview for more information!

What You Need to Know About Aging and Cosmetic Procedures

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. Dr. Patrick L. Basile reviews what you need to know about aging and cosmetic procedures.

What should I know about aging and cosmetic procedures?

Read Dr. Basile’s full interview for more information!

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.

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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.

Facelift

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.