Wednesday, November 27, 2013
FROM DR. LEWIS OBI AND HIS STAFF
including new staff members Kristin
It's a once in more than 70,000-year event: The first day of Hanukkah this year coincides with Thanksgiving. As a result, Jews everywhere are gearing up for "Thanksgivukkah," a mashup of Thanksgiving and the Jewish festival of lights. This lineup of the first day of Hanukkah with Thanksgiving
is incredibly rare.
Monday, November 25, 2013
International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science IFATS New York 2013 Conference
It was another New York Marathon for me to attend a very exciting stem cell oriented international symposium this past weekend. There were more than 50 international stem cell researchers presenting hundreds of papers. Also, it was exciting to interact with my plastic surgery colleagues including IFATS co-founders Dr. Sydney Coleman of New York and Dr. Adam Katz of University of Florida. My last contact was LA plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Aronowitz who reconstructed Suzanne Somers' breast with stem cell enhanced fat.
Since I first began using fat as a filler more than 30 years ago, the science of adipose derived stem cells for regenerative and therapeutic medicine has advanced to orbital levels. This year I established the Cell Surgical Network of Florida and am already clinically applying a science which most of the IFATS presenters are only researching in laboratories. In contrast to American plastic surgeons, the use of stem cell science has reached high levels of success in European and Asian countries. During our four day meeting, more than 200 presentations by more than 50 authors from 25 countries shared their research and clinical experience. By the fourth day on Sunday, with New York City in a deep freeze, I was forced to take a break with my family.
Friday, November 22, 2013
"What Was I Thinking?"
Reversing Bad Decisions Is Our Specialty
Laser Treatments to Remove ALL Tattoo Ink Colors
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LESS PAIN - QUICKER AND FEWER TREATMENTS - MORE EFFECTIVE
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INTRODUCTORY PRICING THROUGH DECEMBER!
Monday, November 18, 2013
Since the days of ancient Egypt, people have been using chemical exfoliation methods, also known as chemical peeling, to rejuvenate skin. The original chemexfoliant was lactic acid, an active ingredient of sour milk that was used topically by the nobles as part of an ancient skin rejuvenation regimen. In the Middle Ages, old wine with tartaric acid as its active ingredient was used for the same purpose. Today, these historical chemexfoliants are known to contain alpha hydroxy acids, which are the active ingredients responsible for the skin exfoliation. Modern day chemical peeling originally was promoted by dermatologists, such as P.G. Unna, who first described the properties of salicylic acid, resorcinol, phenol, and trichloroacetic acid (TCA).
Slowly, the early practitioners of chemical peels began to develop other peeling agents for varying depths of penetration. In the 1960s, Baker and Gordon developed a deep peeling agent, which was able to smooth deeper furrows, especially around the mouth. I first met Dr. Tom Baker as a medical student and pharmacist attending medical school at the University of Miami. For the next 20 years, Dr. Baker was one of my mentors in plastic surgery. In 1982, Dr. Baker and I co-authored a chapter entitled “Chemical Peeling and Dermabrasion” in Dr. Barnard Barrett’s plastic surgery book entitled “Patient Care in Plastic Surgery”.
facelift and phenol peel performed on first day of my practice
From the 1980's to the present, an explosion has occurred in the mass of research on this subject, with the elucidation of many different types of peels, each for a specific range of problems. Unfortunately, with the advent of skin resurfacing lasers, the last two generations of plastic surgeons are beginning to lose their expertise with ablative chemical peels. I am perhaps the last bastion of this valuable tool from Dr. Baker’s very first peel in the 1960’s. Although the majority of my patients are candidates for our Icon™ 1540 fractional laser hand piece, there is still a large population of patients who are better treated with a single and less expensive chemical peel.
Phenol was almost entirely replaced with the use of 35% TCA which avoids the skin bleaching effect of phenol and ablative lasers. The best time of year for these treatments is between October and March because of sun exposure restrictions. Recovery occurs usually within one week at which time make up and concealers may be used. Facial peels are usually pain free after treatment and almost any area of the body may be treated with TCA peels. The back of the hands responds well to TCA peeling and are generally treated with the face. Below are images of patients I have treated in the past.
Although the above example include an older age group, TCA peels may be performed in younger patients with solar (sun) damage and sun spots or freckles.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is still used for most patients both for total and partial facial treatments and usually requires 2 to 4 treatments.
Total facial TCA chemical peels only requires one treatment with oral Valium and or/Percocet. As with laser resurfacing, synthetic or natural fillers may be used at the same time. It is not unusual to treat patients with SlimLipo neck tightening, Adivive stem cell fat grafting and TCA chemical peeling during a single session.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
NEW VOLUMA XC @ THE OBI PLASTIC SURGERY CLINIC AND MEDSPA
HISTORY OF DERMAL FILLERS
I was perhaps one of the first plastic surgeon to use fillers in the 1970s, with the introduction by Stanford University researchers of animal-derived collagen implants. By the 1980s, the use of collagen injections for wrinkles had entered the mainstream. While Americans were enjoying the benefits of bovine collagen fillers (i.e., Zyderm and Zyplast), other countries began to experiment with dermal HA fillers such as Hylaform and later Restylane in the mid to late 1990s. The beginning of the 21st century ushered in the introduction of newer nonbovine collagen fillers, CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast, and HA fillers, such as Captique and Juvéderm, as well as other synthetic fillers, Sculptra, Radiesse, and Artefill into the United States market. With different forms of soft tissue augmentation agents currently available in the United States and others in the pipeline, selecting the appropriate filler is challenging for physicians and patients alike.
It is now very exciting for me along with Lisa Hone, RN of Allergan™ to be one of the first in Jacksonville to offer Voluma™ XC to my patients. This is the first and only filler FDA-approved for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is for patients over the age of 21. Along with my nurse practitioner Michelle Zager we will be providing this exciting new product in early December. You may learn more about VOLUMA™ XC at our Renaissance and Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic party event on December 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Dr. Lewis J. Obi & Staff Cordially Invite You And Your Guest To Our
Please RSVP by December 1, 2013
December 5, 2013
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3599 University Blvd. South Suite #604
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904-399-0905 or 904-399-4555
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Dr. Lewis Obi’s son: Sterling Nicholas Obi Bairstow (S.N.O.B.)
If all of the people in our world were this beautiful then I would be totally unemployed. Aside from my professional dedication in our imperfect world, I am blessed by God to be surrounded by beautiful creatures like our white Scottie Sterling. He just wanted to wish all of our military patients a belated “Happy Veteran’s Day”. Semper Fi!...Lewis Obi, MD, USMC, USN, FRSA, etc.............
Monday, November 11, 2013
Advanced Approach to Breast Implant Surgery
INCLUDING PRIMARY AUGMENTATIONS, IMPLANT REPLACEMENTS AND RECONSTRUCTION AFTER MASTECTOMY
(1) Natrelle™ 410 Shaped “ Gummy Bear Implants
Unlimited supply - 45 choices with sizing implants for all patients
(2) VECTRA XT 3D IMAGING
THE ULTIMATE APPROACH TO BREAST SURGERY AND BODY CONTOURING
See the New You Before Surgery
(3) SLIM LIPO LASER LIFT AND ADIVIVE STEM CELL FAT GRAFTING
Ancillary non surgical enhancements for optimal breast surgery results with optional body contouring - all in one treatment
Combined use of Natrelle 410 implants, laser scarless breast lift and laser abdominal skin tightening plus Adivive fat grafting to breasts and face. This major breast revision, body sculpting and OPERA Lift were all performed in under 4 hours at our AHCA licensed surgery center. The combination of 410 Gummy Bear implants custom fitted with 3D imaging/sizers, SlimLipo laser skin tightening and Adivive Stem Cell fat grafting only offered at the Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic.
In addition, we carry a large inventory of Sientra™ Breast Implants as well as all of the traditional round smooth and textured gel and saline implants. Dr. Lewis Obi is skilled in both the areaolar and fold incisions for insertion of implants. 50% savings on SlimLipo and Adivive when performed with breast implant procedures.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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Monday, November 4, 2013
As we approach the holiday season, most of my patients are seeking procedures with either no down time or at the most, one to three days. During my military days in the Marine Corps and U.S. Navy, both of my active duty commitments were followed by military reserve time. The term "Weekend Warriors" was a result of that activity. As a plastic surgeon, I am loosely using that term for cosmetic procedures that usually require a recovery period anywhere from a lunch break to a long weekend.
BOTOX AND FILLERS
SLIMLIPO AND/OR ADIVIVE (OPERA LIFT)