Monday, February 25, 2013
DR. LEWIS OBI CLEARED BY ALLERGAN TO BEGIN RECEIVING NATRELLE STYLE 410 FORM-STABLE (GUMMY BEAR) IMPLANTS THIS WEEK
On the evening of February 21, 2013, Dr. Lewis Obi was notified by Allergan corporation’s Stacee Wenk that The Food and Drug Administration approved the Natrelle 410 “Gummy Bear” implants for use in the United States. The next day, Dr. Lewis Obi became one of the first plastic surgeons in the U.S. to become certified as an approved plastic surgeon to use these implants with his patients. Last month, Dr. Lewis Obi discussed the eminent release of these implants under the LJO review section of his website. See GUMMY BEAR (STYLE 410) BREAST IMPLANTS REVISITED.
Allergan, Inc. manufactures the Natrelle 410 implants which have been successfully used in Europe and Canada for more than a decade. The. FDA finally approved the Natrelle 410 “Gummy Bear” implants after reviewing the study that was conducted on 941 females over seven years. There have been significant complications observed in previous breast implants, including, implant removal, tightening of the area around the implant (capsular contracture), uneven appearance, high incidence of re-operation and infection. The capsular contracture (hard distorted breasts) incidence is 75% less apt to occur with the new “410” implants. Patient approval of the solid shape-stable “Gummy Bear” implants is 96.5% in primary augmentation. Jeffrey Shuren, MD, director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health said that the data reviewed has shown promising signs of long-term safety and high effectiveness with the newly released Shape Stable Natrelle 410 implants.
Dr. Lewis Obi, always on the forefront of new technology, will be receiving his supply of Natrelle 410 implants this week. To date, Dr. Obi’s practice has a back log of dozens of patients who are in need or have requested these new implants. These implants are suitable for women 22 or older and are effective both for cosmetic augmentations and for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. There is a slightly greater cost for these implants and the surgical technique has to be executed in a very precise manner by the plastic surgeon. It is Dr. Obi’s opinion that these procedures should be performed in a controlled licensed surgery center with an experienced staff of nurses, OR techs and anesthesiologist. Because of the solid and highly cohesive filler material of the 410 implant, a larger fold incision is required for most patients. However, expert placement and incision closure avoids noticeable scars in the vast majority of patients.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Daniel - Pygmailon's Creation - Obiarts Inc™
Every month, the Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic offers specials on various cosmetic surgery procedures. Check back every month to take advantage of these extremely amazing specials! Be sure to contact our plastic surgery center for details and fees. 904.399.0905
Ongoing Surgery Special with SlimLipo
We want to remind you of the reduced fees for patients requesting SlimLipo treatments for limited areas such as the neck and abdomen. These limited procedures may be performed any day of the week including Fridays.
Abdomen (total front)
Anterior flank (front waist)
These limited areas may be safely and comfortably performed under local anesthesia and oral medications (Valium and/or Percoset). All SlimLipo treatments are performed in our licensed operating rooms and may be completed in approximately 45 to 90 minutes. The majority of patients experience minimal bruising and mild to moderate discomfort with most patients returning to work the next day. The fee for SlimLipo of the neck is $2000 and the fee for the abdomen ranges from $2600 to $3500 depending on size of patient. For more details or a consultation contact our office. To view more images, go to the SlimLipo page of our website.
Spring Surgery Special (March, April and May)
This spring, SlimLipo of the abdomen, thighs and neck may be performed at a reduced cost if performed simultaneously with any breast surgery procedure. The usual fee for SlimLipo of abdomen is $4900 but when performed with a breast procedure, the fee is $3000. Similarly, SlimLipo of neck fee is reduced from $2500 to $1500 and the fee for thighs reduced from $4500 to $2500.
Monday, February 11, 2013
During the past four years, Dr. Lewis Obi has been one of the lead American plastic surgeons to introduce, develop and teach new and effective, minimally invasive procedures. “Plastic Surgery in the New Age” has been the title and theme of his international symposia in 2012. Slim Lipo, Adivive and PRP are but a few of the newer non invasive procedures he helped pioneer.
This week’s new review will explore not only the most popular current plastic surgery procedures but also look into the top countries for plastic surgery. Although the USA is tops in plastic surgery in terms of sheer numbers, South Korea surpasses us when it comes to per capita numbers. Cosmetic surgery is also popular in both Greece and Italy where 10 procedures were performed for every 1,000 people in 2011.
Ironically, Valentine’s Day this year occurs on the second day of Lent and two days after “Fat Tuesday”. Therefore our theme “An Era of Renewal” proposes some of the minimally invasive procedures exemplified below. These patients are but a few examples of “Plastic Surgery in the New Age - SlimLipo, Adivive, PRP & More”. Coincidentally, this was also the title of several lectures that Obi delivered last year.
Typical SlimLipo Thigh results
Early SlimLipo results with minimal discomfort and bruising. Patient returned to work the next day.
Two days post SlimLipo treatment
Optimal results after SlimLipo Abdomen occurs after four months
SlimLipo after C-section - scars and residual skin may be removed with limited surgery at this point.
Simultaneous with SlimLipo treatments, fat from the abdomen may be processed with the Adivive system and used for Dr. Obi’s OPERA Lift (SlimLipo neck plus Adivive stem cell fat to face)
Non-invasive procedures are often combined with plastic surgery procedures to optimize results and to reduce scars. Below are examples of enhancing surgical results with the use of lasers and stem cells derived from unwanted fat.
Scarless Breast Augmentation - up to 50% cost savings if SlimLipo of abdomen and/or thighs performed at same time as augmentation
Excellent results after breast augmentation in a patient with breast deformities. These results may be improved with Adivive stem cell fat grafting to breast and laser lipolysis (SlimLipo) of abdomen.
Top patient: LJO Scarless Breast Augmentation
Bottom patient: Scarless laser breast lift with implants and abdominoplasty
Except for the breast augmentation with implants and the abdominoplasty, all of the procedures pictured above were minimally invasive....”PLASTIC SURGERY IN THE NEW AGE” by Lewis Obi, MD. For more information, link to our website Adivive and SlimLipo pages.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Because of the great success with our Valentine's Day Event on February 5th, the Valentine's Day specials have been extended for the entire month of February. Our nurse practitioner Penny is available every Tuesday to provide patients with Botox and fillers at these special rates. Dr. Obi will be available to provide patients with Botox and fillers on some of the other days. As always, Denise is available every weekday for laser treatments as well as all of the other Renaissance services.