As time passes, our body shows the natural, inevitable signs of aging – wrinkles, sagging, sun damage, etc. Cosmetic dermatology means that you don't have to live with those effects anymore. Non-surgical cosmetic procedures available at our practice allow you to smooth lines and wrinkles, raise sunken areas, reduce blemishes and scarring, tighten sagging skin, treat spider and varicose veins, and generally produce fresh, glowing skin so you can look as young and rejuvenated as you feel.
Dr. Michael Schwartz has been making innovations in Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery for the past 20 years. Specializing in facelift, cosmetic eyelid surgery, and cosmetic and functional nasal surgery, Dr. Schwartz has developed new techniques that create a natural and unoperated look that is both youthful and rejuvenating. Upper eyelid patterns have been modified to enhance an upsweep and tightening of the crow?s feet area in women and men. Specific considerations in male facial cosmetic surgery help to create a natural and youthful look without the telltale signs of overdone surgery so often seen in men. Dr. Schwartz performs many primary and revision rhinoplasty procedures. He has developed a new technique for lowering the alar nostril rims in primary and revision cases. Combining state of the art facelift techniques has allowed a safe and effective means of lifting the midface more vertically either alone or in combination with neck lifting and lower eyelid surgery.
Dr. Michael Schwartz was an innovator with the Smartlipo (TM) laser upon its introduction in 1997. Dr. Schwartz utilizes laser lipolysis in his Pasadena California cosmetic surgery practice to achieve a sculpted look for liposuction patients, and also uses liposculpture techniques in conjunction with abdominoplasty and tummy tuck procedures. Utilizing a minimal-tension closure in tummy tucks with meticulous incision planning and closure helps minimize scarring in the tummy tuck patient. Combining abdominoplasty with liposculpture of the flanks and back when indicated creates a more pleasing contour of the torso in patients seeking improvement in this area.
Dr. Michael Schwartz has over 20 years experience using fillers and Botox (TM). Fillers have evolved from collagen in the 90?s to Juvederm (TM) and Restylane (TM) which are the most commonly used in our practice. Dr. Schwartz also utilizes autologous fat transfer both alone and in conjunction with facial rejuvenation surgery to restore a youthful rested look to the face. Fat is also used for buttock augmentation, know as the Brazilian Butt Lift.
As part of his post-graduate training, Dr. Schwartz studied cosmetic surgery of the breast and body, and participated in over 240 breast cases in one year. Dr. Schwartz prefers a more natural look in breast augmentation, and tailors implant selection to the desires of the patient and her anatomy. We offer all approaches, including transaxillary, periareolar, inframammary, and transumbilical.
In many cases a lift and augmentation is indicated, and as a result of his training, Dr. Schwartz is able to offer his patients a combined operation instead of two separate procedures. Breast reduction surgery is invaluable to women who have large, pendulous breasts with resultant shoulder and back pain. Although breast lift and reduction requires placing scars on the breast, Dr. Schwartz applies the meticulous techniques he uses in the face to the skin closures on the breast, rendering scars as minimal as possible.