A well-defined jawline is essential for a healthy and youthful-looking profile. However, several factors can conspire to cause skin to sag and excess fat to accumulate along the jawlines and underneath the chins of even the healthiest and most active individuals.
If your jawline has become obscured by loose and sagging skin (jowls) or stubborn fat deposits underneath the chin (double chin), neck liposuction may offer the best solution. With this option, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Leo Farrell can gently remove excess fat along the entire jawline to produce firm and ideally defined contours to the lower face.
Does Neck Liposuction Shrink Skin?
Neck liposuction targets and permanently removes stubborn fat cells from the jaw and chin. For patients with good skin elasticity, skin will conform to the contours produced by neck liposuction naturally. For others, it may be necessary to combine neck liposuction with a neck lift to achieve optimal results.
Combining liposuction with lift techniques is very common. When neck procedures are combined, issues caused by skin laxity, such as turkey waddle and crepey skin, can also be eliminated. Combinations are not necessary in every case, but can help to create the most pleasing results in others. During your initial consultation, Dr. Farrell will assess the quality of your skin to help you determine if a single procedure or a combination will be best for your specific needs.
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
Non-invasive skin tightening options may also be helpful following neck liposuction. We offer several skin tightening options, including Thermage®, a non-surgical radiofrequency (RF) treatment that can smooth and shrink the skin on the neck and jawline. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of laser treatments that can assist with skin tightening, which, similar to RF treatments, can produce remarkable results with minimal downtime. CoolSculpting® can remove fat deposits under the chin (double chin), as well as tighten skin in the treatment area.
Our Doctors work together, combining their experience and years of practice to determine the most effective course of treatment for each patient. They are here to listen to your concerns, provide information about your surgical and non-surgical options, and help you choose the most effective solutions for sagging skin and excess fat along the jawline.
To learn more or to schedule your initial consultation, please call Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 717-732-9000 today. We serve Harrisburg and surrounding Central Pennsylvania communities from our comfortable, welcoming office in Mechanicsburg.Next Page »
Spider veins are very common. These tiny veins, visible through your skin, often come from aging, genetics, or hormonal changes, and usually aren’t indicative of a health issue.
Whether or not you want to get rid of your spider veins is a matter of personal taste. Some people don’t mind them, but others feel more confident when their skin has a clearer appearance with fewer marks.
Fortunately, lasers can treat spider veins effortlessly. Laser vein treatment for spider veins is simple, effective, and requires very little recovery time.
How Laser Vein Treatment Works
The Apogee™ laser is a safe and effective tool for treating spider veins. With this advanced option, laser and cosmetic medicine specialist, Dr. Deborah Farrell, can gently eliminate spider veins from nearly any area of the body. This treatment addresses only the affected area of the skin. It will not impact or damage surrounding tissue.
Lasers eliminate spider veins by targeting their pigment and warming the vessel. Although it might take a few sessions to get the desired result, your body will eventually reabsorb the vessel and the spider vein will no longer be visible.
Recovery and Results
Laser treatment for spider veins is an appealing option because it is extremely easy and provides predictable and consistent outcomes. Better still, treatment is relatively painless and requires no downtime. The sensation of the laser is often compared to a snapping rubber band or a brief pinch.
After a laser vein treatment session, you do not need to cancel plans or avoid most activities. And since the treatment is so low-maintenance, it is easy to work it into your pre-existing schedule.
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If you are unhappy with the appearance of your spider veins, it’s nice to know there are safe, effective, and non-invasive options that can restore a natural appearance to your skin. All it takes is a simple, accessible treatment for Dr. Farrell to remove unwanted pigmentation and help boost your confidence. If you are interested in learning more about laser treatments for the removal of spider veins, please call the Mechanicsburg office of Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 717-732-9000 to schedule your initial consultation today.Next Page »
Brow lift surgery is used to smooth the deep wrinkles and creases that form across the forehead as we age. In addition to these horizontal wrinkles, brow lift surgery lifts sagging eyebrows and eliminates frown lines, the vertical wrinkles that form between the eyebrows.
During brow lift surgery, skin, muscle, and fat are gently lifted before excess skin is removed. This helps to produce a smoother, softer, and more alert look. Ideal alone, brow lift surgery is often combined with options such as blepharoplasty to address issues including droopy eyelids and dark skin underneath the eyes.
Brow Lift Options
At Farrell Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, we offer both traditional and endoscopic brow lift options, enabling our board-certified plastic surgeon to provide the most effective treatment for each patient. Which technique is right for you depends on factors unique to your anatomy and needs.
With an endoscopic brow lift, three or four small incisions are made behind the hairline. Through these, tiny surgical instruments are used to lift muscle and tissue before excess skin is removed. An endoscopic brow lift can smooth the forehead, soften frown lines, and raise eyebrows like a traditional brow lift and is often the preferred technique due to its reduced risks of complications and shorter recovery period.
Dr. Leo Farrell is an experienced and thoughtful plastic surgeon who takes the time to understand the exact needs of each patient he sees. During your initial consultation, he will carefully evaluate your areas of concern to help you determine which brow lift technique is correct for you.
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If you are interested in learning what a brow lift can do for you, please call our Mechanicsburg office at 717-732-9000 to schedule a consultation today. We serve patients from Harrisburg, Middletown, Carlisle, and all nearby Pennsylvania communities.Next Page »
Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, addresses aesthetic issues with the upper and lower eyelids. With this procedure, our experienced plastic surgeon can:
- Lift drooping upper lids
- Remove wrinkles from upper and lower lids
- Remove dark and puffy skin from lower lids
Eyelid surgery can also improve vision that has been obstructed by hooded upper lids, allowing the procedure to address both aesthetic and functional issues.
Eyelid surgery does not correct drooping eyebrows. For this, an endoscopic brow lift may be needed. Combining blepharoplasty with a brow lift is common and can help to produce the most pleasing outcomes. During your initial consultation with Dr. Farrell, we will help you determine if a combination of procedures will help you achieve your goals.
An eyelid lift can improve the appearance of the skin around your eyes, but it cannot remove crow’s feet or the furrows between the eyebrows. Wrinkle relaxers offer an excellent solution for these common concerns.
At Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we are pleased to offer BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® to relax muscles and smooth dynamic wrinkles. Results from these injectables can last for three to four months. Routinely scheduled touch-up treatments can be used to maintain these results.
In addition to softening crow’s feet and smoothing frown lines, BOTOX and Dysport can be used to lift sagging eyebrows, eliminate bunny lines from the bridge of the nose, and erase lines from around the lips. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your surgical and non-surgical options to help you determine which treatments will best meet your needs.
Why Choose Us?
Dr. Leo Farrell is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than three decades of experience who is known for his approachability as much as his artistry. Dr. Farrell’s work can be viewed in our before and after gallery.
Dr. Deborah Farrell is a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and one of Central Pennsylvania’s most experienced and trusted cosmetic physicians. Thoughtful and attentive, Dr. Farrell can personalize non-surgical treatment options to safely address multiple aesthetic concerns.
If you are considering eyelid surgery or another cosmetic procedure, please call Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 717-732-9000 to schedule a consultation today. We serve Mechanicsburg and all nearby areas of Pennsylvania.Next Page »
Do you have loose and sagging skin on your neck? Is your jawline obscured by excess fat? Do you have a double chin? A “turkey waddle”? Crepey skin? All of these things are common as we age.
Proper skin care can help to slow the process of aging. Using professional skincare products, including cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreens may even help to soften fine lines and assist in tightening the skin. These efforts can be bolstered through non-surgical skin rejuvenation designed to tighten, firm, and smooth the skin.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
One of the best ways to address crepey and loose skin on the neck is through laser treatments. Advanced laser treatments available through our office include:
Laser treatments can address pigmentation issues, reduce pore size, smooth fine lines and deep wrinkles, remove sun and age spots, and much more. Dr. Deborah Farrell, our experienced Central Pennsylvania Laser and Aesthetic Medicine physician, can help you learn what one of these treatments may be able to do for you.
Skin Tightening and Smoothing
In addition to laser treatments, we offer a range of non-surgical services for the neck and jaw. Options such as Thermage® and GentleWaves® can help to tighten and smooth neck skin. So too can some chemical peels.
Kybella®, which can be used alone or in combination with skin tightening, works to eliminate double chins and improve jawline definition. Some injectables and fillers, including BOTOX® Cosmetic, may also be effective at shrinking jowls.
The perfect combination of these treatments is dependent on your concerns. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn which ones are right for you.
Surgical options to improve neck contours include:
- Neck Lift to smooth and tighten skin
- Neck Liposuction to eliminate double chin and restore definition to the jawline
At Farrell Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, these procedures are performed by Dr. Leo Farrell, a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience.
During your initial consultation, we will carefully assess your areas of concern, provide information about all of your options, and help you decide which treatments will be best for your needs.
Call Farrell Plastic Surgery and Laser Center at 717-732-9000 to schedule a consultation today. Located in Mechanicsburg, we welcome patients from all surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.Next Page »
June is Men’s Health Month, offering a perfect time to reflect on the ways you take care of your body. There are several reasons to target men’s health: around 60% of adult males in the United States are overweight. What’s more, only around 40% of men are willing to see a doctor when they have a worrisome medical condition, and just slightly over half undergo yearly physicals.
According to the CDC, more than 400,000 men develop a cardiovascular disease each year, and 700,000 develop cancers, 230,000 of which are prostate, the second most deadly type of cancer for men. Lifestyle choices play a role in these things, as do genetics, environmental factors, and more. These same factors can have a profound impact on physical appearance and comfort as well.
Cosmetic Treatments for Men
Seeing your PCP for yearly examinations after the age of 40 is an important part of taking care of yourself. So, too, are taking steps to eat healthily and stay active. Even with these efforts, however, you may not be able to reach all of your aesthetic goals. This is where we come in.
We are pleased to offer a range of services for men, each designed to address specific concerns. Popular options include:
- Male Breast Reduction. Gynecomastia is the medical name for excess glandular tissue or fat accumulations in men that produce the appearance of breasts. Male breast reduction eliminates bulk to restore definition and masculinity to the chest
- CoolSculpting®. A non-surgical alternative to liposuction, CoolSculpting® uses cryolipolysis to freeze and permanently destroy fat cells, allowing the body to remove them naturally. The procedure can be used nearly anywhere on the body, with many men targeting the flanks, abdomen, back, and upper arms
- Brow Lift. Sagging eyebrows and deep forehead creases are common with age. A brow lift can smooth the forehead, lift the eyebrows, and restore an alert, attentive, and attractive appearance to the upper face
- Eyelid Surgery. Lower blepharoplasty removes bags, dark circles, and wrinkles from the lower lids and below the eyes. Upper blepharoplasty eliminates eyelid wrinkles and lifts droopy upper lids
In addition to these services, we offer several treatments for aging skin, many of which can be used in combination to address multiple issues at the same time.
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For more information on the cosmetic services we offer for men, please call 717-732-9000 to schedule your initial consultation.Next Page »
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. This provides a wonderful opportunity to recommit to preventive measures that can protect against this common disease.
Steps to prevent sun damage include wearing protective clothing, such as sunglasses, a sunhat, long sleeves, and pants. Reducing direct sun exposure between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm is also a good idea. When you are planning on going out, be sure to use a full-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, and reapply every hour or so to ensure continual coverage.
While taking steps to prevent skin cancer is important, when unusual skin growths develop, having them examined is equally important. Because growths can occur anywhere on the body, it is best to undergo a skin examination every year. When a growth is found, a biopsy may be needed to determine if it is cancerous.
Pre-cancerous growths and other types of sun damage can typically be removed with laser treatment, chemical peel, or another non-invasive treatment. Cancerous cells will need to be surgically removed. Skin cancer is often shaped like an iceberg, going much deeper than the surface appearance may indicate.
Reconstruction Following Skin Cancer Removal
With the removal of skin cancer, a procedure is chosen to allow effective removal with optimal appearance of the area. This could involve reconstructing the treatment area. At Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we offer flap reconstruction, skin grafting, and structural grafting to help rebuild and smooth the area impacted by skin cancer removal. These methods can help improve the appearance of the treatment area, though some scarring may be inevitable. We offer treatments for scarring as well. We will discuss likely outcomes during your initial consultation to help you understand both the benefits and limitations of these reconstructive methods.
The doctors at Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center have the experience necessary to treat many instances of skin cancer, as well as the artistry needed to reconstruct the surgical area following removal. If you would like to learn more about your post-skin cancer removal options, give us a call at 717-732-9000 to schedule a consultation today.Next Page »
GentleWaves® is a non-surgical LED (light-emitting diodes) treatment that gently and effectively addresses several skin concerns. Using the benefits of light to boost cellular energy and stimulate protein production, LED treatment does not cause thermal damage and is safe for all skin types and tones – even sensitive skin.
At Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, Dr. Deborah Farrell utilizes GentleWaves® to treat:
- Dull and aged skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Overly large pores
- Textural irregularities
This service can also be used to speed the healing process when skin has become sunburned or to assist in reducing the temporary redness and discomfort that may follow some skin rejuvenation treatments.
GentleWaves® treatment can be performed on nearly any part of the body, including delicate and sensitive areas such as the face and neck, décolletage, and hands.
Gentle and Effective
Many non-surgical cosmetic treatments require repeat sessions for optimal results. With GentleWaves®, it may take four to eight treatments to achieve the most noticeable outcomes.
Because there is no downtime, discomfort, or recovery associated with GentleWaves®, treatment can be performed once or twice weekly without any issue. Subtle improvements in the appearance of the skin may be noticeable following every treatment, but it may be a few weeks before more pronounced results are perceivable. GentleWaves® rejuvenates the skin at the cellular level, improving the appearance from the inside out, to produce a healthier and more youthful look to the skin.
There is no redness, peeling, increased sensitivity, or pain with GentleWaves®. No recovery period, downtime, or special aftercare is needed following treatment. Many patients come in over lunch or in between errands, knowing they can resume all normal activities without complication as soon as treatment has been completed. Convenient and effective, GentleWaves® offers reliable results that can last for several months at a time.
GentleWaves® is a wonderful solution for some of our patients, but not the right fit for others. The best way to learn if it can help you reach your goals is through a one-on-one consultation at our Mechanicsburg office. Please give us a call at 717-732-9000 to schedule your initial consultation today.Next Page »
Breast augmentation with implants can help to create complementary dimensions between your bust and the rest of your body. Among the most popular plastic surgery offerings, millions of women undergo breast augmentation in the United States every year and, with new implant options, are often able to enjoy results for many years to come.
While modern breast implants have been crafted to last for years, there are reasons you may need or want to have yours removed. These include physical discomfort, such as the development of capsular contracture, along with aesthetic concerns, such as the development of creases or folds on the implant, implant shifting or bottoming out, and implant rupture. In some cases, the removal of breast implants is done specifically to return the breasts to their previous size, or to have a different size, shape, or type of implant placed.
No matter your concern, if you would like to discuss breast implant removal, please get in touch to schedule a consultation. Caring, thoughtful, and attentive, we are here to listen to your concerns, provide honest information about your options, and guide you towards the best ways to reach your goals.
National Breast Implant Awareness Month
March is National Breast Implant Awareness Month, a time to reflect on both the myths and realities of breast augmentation. There are many things to consider when looking into breast enhancement with implants, making it important that you are straightforward with us about your future plans. It is entirely possible to live a normal life, doing things as diverse as breastfeeding, participating in sports, and more after breast augmentation. Making sure that we understand your lifestyle and plans helps us select the options best suited to meet your needs.
Breast implants are a safe and effective way to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of your bust. If you are curious to learn about augmentation, revision, or removal of breast implants, we are here to help. Please give us a call at 717-732-9000 to schedule your consultation today. Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center is located in Mechanicsburg. We welcome patients from all nearby areas of Pennsylvania.Next Page »
Juvéderm® Voluma™ is a dermal filler that has been specifically formulated to address mid-face volume loss. Ideal for restoring a softer, fuller, more youthful appearance to the cheeks, Voluma™ can also be used to produce desirable contours to the chin, helping to lift and enhance the overall facial profile.
The best candidates for Voluma™ are people experiencing skin laxity and volume loss in the cheek area, as well as those with a “weak” or poorly-defined chin. As a non-surgical treatment, Voluma™ does not require any special qualifications, though some skin conditions may interfere with candidacy. The best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is through a one-on-one consultation with our experienced cosmetic physician, Dr. Deborah Farrell.
How Long Does Voluma™ Last?
Voluma™ injections can last for up to two years. We can perform touch-up treatments to help extend results as needed. We can also combine Voluma™ with other Juvéderm® products to address fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity elsewhere on the face. During your initial consultation, we will discuss all of your options to make sure we are addressing each area of concern.
Safe and well-tolerated, there is little to no downtime associated with Voluma™. Depending on your comfort level, it is possible to return to work and resume most normal activities immediately after treatment. There may be some residual soreness, redness, and bruising around the injection sites. This should neither be limiting nor long-lasting. In most cases, these issues resolve within a few days. If they fail to resolve or if you are not in love with your results, treatment with Juvéderm® Voluma™ is reversible.
At Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we take time to truly understand the needs of each patient, allowing us to provide the services best suited to correct individual concerns. If you have been considering a non-surgical cosmetic treatment, we encourage you to give us a call at 717-732-9000 to schedule a consultation at our Mechanicsburg office today. We welcome patients from Harrisburg, Carlisle, and all surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.Next Page »