Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Every first Saturday of the month, starting June 1st, 2013, we will be offering Saturday appointments!! Please contact Denise in our Renaissance Center 904-399-4555 for more information and make your appointment today!
VECTUS LASER SPECIAL FOR JUNE 2013
$99 per treatment area
or buy a package of 6 for a discounted rate of $499
The first and only Vectus Laser in Jacksonville. Never has there been a laser hair removal platform quite like the Vectus. Similar to the Icon Laser, currently used by the Renaissance Center for Cosmetic Renewal, it utilizes optimized technology to provide fast, uniform, permanent hair reduction for the total body.
FOUR TIMES FASTER AND WITH MINIMAL DISCOMFORT!!
Friday, May 24, 2013
We all think of Memorial Day as the beginning of summer and Labor Day as the ending and typically mark these events with get-togethers and beach parties. But not many people know that the first Memorial Day was celebrated on May 1, 1865 in remembrance of the Civil War dead. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans that died in all wars. My father served in the U.S. Army during World War I, all five of my brothers served in the military and I am a veteran of two wars. Therefore, I want to thank all of my military and veteran patients for their service and “Semper Fi” to my fellow Marines.
A word of caution for those planning to spend this weekend on our beautiful, sun-drenched beaches on the First Coast. Please refer to one of my past blogs regarding sunscreens and skin precautions to keep yourself and loved ones safe from the harmful sun rays.
Below is an image on Jersey Beach last summer prior to being devastated by Hurricane Sandy on October 29th. While watching the news in our New York apartment this morning I was pleased to see that the boardwalks and concessions on the Jersey Shore have reopened.
JERSEY SHORE - MEMORIAL DAY 2012
On behalf of everyone from Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic, we wish you a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!
DR. LEWIS OBI AND STAFF
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Monday, May 20, 2013
For the past 30 years I have been one of the few local plastic surgeons facile in the use of peri-areolar incisions for the insertion of implants. However, my original technique of breast augmentation was with the use of inframammary fold incisions. With the recent advent of the Natrelle 410 (gummy bear) implants, a longer incision is required. Therefore I have returned to the use of the fold incision with style 410 implants for patients with small areola/nipple size.
Unfortunately, many potential patients are not aware that even with traditional implants, they still have a choice of inframammary fold incisions. This approach is much simpler than the areolar approach and requires less OR and anesthesia time. Therefore, the cost to the patient is reduced by about $500. However, for most patients, the additional time and cost is worthwhile in terms of scar noticeability, implant placement and the rarity of nipple numbness with the areolar incision.
BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH PERI AREOLAR INCISIONS
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
DR. LEWIS OBI’S RECENT FACE LIFT PRESENTATION
With the exception of marketing terminology (“lifestyle lift”, “MACS” lift, etc.), facelifting procedures have advanced minimally during the past 30 years. Although my basic approach to facial rejuvenation has persevered during my entire plastic surgery career, the embellishments and enhancements have significantly improved results and diminished down time. My basic artistry continues to be evident but with the integration of advanced lasers, refined fat grafting techniques (Adivive™) and the use of PRP (platelet rich plasma), patient’s are experiencing more dramatic facial and neck rejuvenation. Finesse with the use of all of the above technology has reduced recovery time by almost 50%. Most recently, I have integrated the Canfield 3-D camera system so that preoperative planning is more visual and patients may view their results prior to surgery www.sculptmydream.com. This preoperative scanning is available not only to our facelift patients but equally effective for rhinoplasty, chin and cheekbone augmentation patients. We routinely perform 3-D scanning for all of our breast surgery patients.
Imaging Room at the Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic
The face lift techniques that set me apart from my local colleagues and the majority of plastic surgeons globally includes first of all the LJO Brow lift. I innovated this technique more than 30 years ago and have performed this procedure on more than 3000 patients. In my opinion the LJO Brow lift is the least invasive and most successful brow lifting technique. It absolutely avoids the “deer in the headlights” distortion seen with the endoscopic and other forehead lift techniques performed by many of my colleagues. With facility, the LJO Brow Lift may be performed in less than 20 minutes and rarely results in any noticeable scars. More recently I have included advanced fat grafting with the Adivive™ Fat Processing system that concentrates stem cells and eliminates oils as well as other extraneous components that interfere with survival of the fat graft. This is combined with PRP (autologous platelet rich plasma) which additionally improves graft take and significantly minimizes bruising. Finally, the component of a total facelift that has the shortest longevity is sag of the neck skin and persistent platysma neck bands. During the past five years I have combined SlimLipo™ skin tightening with surgical tightening of skin and muscles in the neck.
Extended mid facelift, rhinoplasty and SlimLipo laser neck tightening
(Classical OPERA LIFT developed by Dr. Lewis Obi)
As a lifelong patron of the arts and perhaps the only American plastic surgeon who is a Fellow of the Royal Society London (FRSA), I think that my artistry is pervasive in all of my work. We always try to reduce the art of Plastic Surgery to a science but when your surgery is complete, you should want to have both an artist and plastic surgeon emerge from the operating room.
Dr. Lewis Obi’s art career includes his work in England with British artist Daniel Samuels (WWW.DANIELSAMUELS.COM) and the discovery of American Modernist Manierre Dawson in 1979. He was nominated as a Fellow of the Royal Society, London in 1986.