MTF,the worlds larges accredited tissue bank, has just introducedRENUVA! This is an Allograft Adipose Matrix or in plain English, adipose cellular material from the highest quality donors. The "remnants" of the fat cells (processed to keep the fat stimulation properties) have no imunogenic activity. Thus no skin test is necessary. No anesthesia is necessary! This could replace fat grafts in small volumes and can be used to correct minor "dents". Of course this is being used in cosmetic procedures to replace certain fillers. Cheeks and hands are two areas that have caught the attention of some of the early adopters of this new Biostimulator.
Cheek Volume Restoration
Individual results may vary.
In essence the material comes in a syringe and it is prepared by mixing or rehydrating it with saline. It is then ready for injection! The material tricks the body into making fat where it has been injected. Most studies demonstrate a forty percent volume retention long term in areas treated with RENUVA. As larger volumes become available surgeons and dermatologists will address "Larger targets" such as buttocks or even breasts!
While Autologous Fat grafts will not be replaced by these Allograft Adipose Matrixes, they will add one more tool into our cosmetic and reconstructive group of options. The growth factors contained in the Renuva has even been shown to help heal certain types of wounds and soften longstanding scars much like those autologous fat grafts/ Call the office at 2390348-7362 to see if this could be benficial to your goals.
There is a new combination of Non-Surgical neck lift that combines Thermi (Radiofrequency heating) of the skin with micro suctioning of the fat under the skin and below the jaw line. The "tightening" usually takes place over a year or so. To speed up the process with an immediate result, we have added the use of barbed sutures that are placed through the same punctures used for the Thermi and micro-liposuction. The procedure is done under local anesthesia and takes approximately 45 minutes from beginning to end. Downtime can be as little as 48 hours and discomfort is minimal.
Here is an interview with the patient that has undergone this procedure.
Dr. Peña Manuel received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) in 1981. After completing his general surgery residency and fellowship at Charity Hospital, Tulane University and Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, he would return to MCG to complete his plastic surgery residency. While a good student and a now a well-respected alumnus, an article featuring Dr. Peña in the latest MCG magazine focuses not on his professional accomplishments as a plastic surgeon, but on his mission trips and philanthropy.
Dr. Peña came to the United States with his family in 1964. Leaving Cuba just a few years following Castro’s rise to power, the Peña family spent several months in Mexico waiting for visa approval before finally landing in Miami, where Dr. Peña and his parents were reunited with his sister who had earlier been sent to live with godparents.
Life in those early years was not always easy for the Peña family, but all the same, Dr. Peña remembers the newly free family being together and supportive. All of these things – leaving Cuba, finding a new home, adjusting to a new county, dealing with economic and social disparity – likely played a role in Dr. Peña’s desire to help, serving to fuel his mission work later in life.
“We were together, we were free, and the world was there for the taking.” – Dr. Peña
Dr. Peña has completed nine mission trips and provided surgical care for over 250 patients who otherwise would have gone without assistance. In addition to his mission trips to Africa, Burkina Faso, Jamaica, and South America, Dr. Peña routinely hosts fundraisers in and around Naples to raise money for the equipment and supplies needed on these trips. Contact our office to learn how you can help support these mission trips.
“There’s a great old Chinese proverb. It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness. You do just a little bit. That’s all you can do. You can’t fix the world, but if something comes up and you can fix it, you do it.” – Dr. Peña
Dr. Peña is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Estero, Ft. Myers, Bonita Springs, and surrounding areas from his office in Naples. If you are looking for an experienced, dedicated, and caring plastic surgeon in Florida, give us a call at 239-348-7362to schedule a consultation today.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña offers a range of body contouring procedures that can be used alone or in combination to produce a toned, trimmed, and attractive physique. If there are areas of your body that you are unhappy with, areas that are obscured by loose skin, excess fat, or a lumpy and uneven appearance, give us a call at 239-348-7362to schedule a consultation at our Naples, FL office and learn how Dr. Peña can help you look and feel your absolute best.
Liposuction is the most popular body contouring treatment at our Southwest Florida location. With this procedure, Dr. Peña can target stubborn deposits of fat in nearly any area of the body, helping restore ideal contours to the treatment area.
Dr. Peña offers PAL (power assisted liposuction), a technique that uses special surgical tools to break even the most tenacious fat deposits apart, allowing for more thorough removal of unwanted fat. Using this technique may also help reduce postoperative discomfort and can help shorten recovery. During your initial consultation, Dr. Peña would be happy to discuss liposuction in greater detail to help you determineif it is a good fit for your body.
Liposuction is an incredibly effective way to shed fat deposits that have failed to respond to diet and exercise, but it is not the most effective way to deal with loose skin, stretch marks, and other side-effects of weight gain. For those issues, lift or tuck procedures will need to be combined with liposuction.
Which lift or tuck procedure is right for you? Read on to learn more.
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is designed to restore both strength and beauty to the entire midsection of the body. Tummy tuck surgery is used to:
Remove loose and sagging skin from the abdomen and hips
Deep core muscles can separate with weight gain and pregnancy. These muscles often cannot be restored through exercise, and failure to reattach them may increase chances for herniation. Tummy tuck surgery, while cosmetic in aim, addresses this medical issue to help prevent herniation and assist in rebuilding strength. Pulling the abdominal wall together also cinches the waist, producing more defined and pleasing contours throughout the midsection of the body.
Tummy tuck surgery is a popular option following both weight loss and pregnancy because it is capable of shedding abdominal fat along with sagging skin, stretch marks, and other issues brought about by an expanding abdominal area.
Dr. Peña offers the popular Brazilian Butt Lift, a procedure in which your own fat is used to augment, redefine, and enhance your backside. Butt lift surgery can be used to produce a fuller, firmer, and more lifted appearance, helping create ideal contours for your entire lower body.
To perform a butt lift, Dr. Peña will first need to select an area of your body through which fat can be extracted with liposuction. This allows the butt lift procedure to sculpt additional areas of the body while enhancing the derriere. Augmenting your buttocks with your own fat is also a longer-lasting and safer alternative to buttock implants which can be rejected by the body and cause serious complications.
Other Lift Procedures
In addition to liposuction, tummy tuck, and butt lift, Dr. Peña offers:
Neck lift to remove fat deposits in the chin and neck
Body lift surgery, a complex procedure in which multiple lift and tuck procedures are combined, is available for men and women experiencing diminished definition throughout the body. This particular option is often best as a post-bariatric surgery procedure as it addresses all of the issues brought about by rapid weight loss.
The mommy makeover procedure combines body contouring options like liposuction and tummy tuck with breast surgery to fully address those areas most impacted by pregnancy and nursing. While not strictly a body contouring procedure, mommy makeover surgery often includes many of these services, enabling Dr. Peña to produce an appearance that is both womanly and youthful.
Each mommy makeover procedure is different because no two women experience identical changes following pregnancy. The best way to learn which body and breast procedures would be of most benefit to your body is through a one-on-one consultation at the Naples, Florida office of Peña Plastic Surgery.
Alternatives to Surgery
Surgical body contouring is incredibly effective, but it is entirely unnecessary for some patients. As alternatives to body contouring surgery, Dr. Peña is pleased to offer:
SculpSure® – Also known as “laser liposuction,” SculpSure® uses laser energy to emulsify fat deposits, allowing for their removal through the body’s natural process of shedding. This nonsurgical body contouring treatment can be used nearly anywhere liposuction can and is a wonderful alternative for people who are not interested in a more invasive procedure
Kybella® – Utilizing an acid extracted from the human body, Kybella® safely and effectively removes fat deposits underneath the chin. A nonsurgical alternative to neck lift for the removal of double chin, Kybella® can help redefine the jawline and restore a lifted and better-contoured appearance to the lower face
ThermiTight™ – ThermiTight™ uses radio frequency to stimulate collagen production and reduce skin laxity throughout the body. As with its fellow Thermi products, ThermiSmooth™ for the face and ThermiVa™ for the vaginal area, ThermiTight™ does not address fat deposits, but it is a wonderful alternative to surgical lift procedures for patients who do not require fat removal as well
Choosing the Right Procedure for Your Needs
Dr. Peña offers many surgical and nonsurgical body contouring options to better serve the needs of people living throughout Southwest Florida. The best way to learn which of these is optimal for your needs is by calling our office at 239-348-7362 to schedule your confidential consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon. This consultation will give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your surgical options, our practice, financing, and other pertinent issues. It will also give Dr. Peña an opportunity to openly and honestly discuss our services, what you can expect from treatment, and how you can maintain your results following surgery.
Dr. Peña is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 35 years of experience. He serves the Southwest Florida communities of Ft. Myers, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, and Estero from our comfortable and convenient Naples location.
Naples plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña offers a number of nonsurgical options, enabling him to address many skin imperfections – including signs of aging – without surgical risks or lengthy recovery times. But how can you tell which cosmetic service is right for your specific concerns?
The short quiz below can help you start thinking about the treatments best for your needs, though nothing can replace a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Peña. Give us a call at 239-348-7362 to schedule a consultation and learn more. Located in Naples, Peña Plastic Surgery serves men and women living in Ft. Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, and surrounding areas.
Dr. Peña offers many nonsurgical facial rejuvenation services at La Piel Medical Spa including age rejuvenation, hydrotherapy, and normalizing treatments for all skin types. Give us a call at 239-348-7362 to schedule your consultation, complete with a Visia Skin Evaluation, to learn how we can help you look and feel your absolute best.