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Aesthetics, Injectables

When it comes to lip injections, how big is TOO big?

Lip Injections in Lethbridge, Alberta

When it comes to lip injections, how big is TOO big? Yes! There is such a thing. As you know, here at Lethbridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we are committed to sharing helpful information to provide more awareness around cosmetic injections. We share this information on our blog, website, and Facebook and Instagram.

The answer really depends on individual anatomy and your practitioners understanding of anatomy and sense of restraint. Rest assured, Dr. Secretan will assess the potential space in your lips, and fill accordingly.

That said, something that you may not know is that when you repeatedly enlarge the lips and pump them as big as possible, the filler can act as a tissue expander. That results in permanently stretching the skin, causing lips to sag and deflate when the filler eventually degrades. Sadly, that leaves you in worse shape than when you started.

Since this isn’t a textbook risk or complication (like, say — swelling, bruising, or a rogue lump), injectors rarely discuss the potential long-term pitfalls with patients.

In the event that you’re left with loose lips as a result of habitual over-inflation, the only remedy is lip reduction surgery. The process involves trimming away the excess skin which can leave scars. We don’t want this for you!

We see so much overfilling on social media these days and feel obligated to continue to educate and guide this industry. If you start to question whether or not your own perfectly adequate lips seem too small in comparison to what you see online, come and chat with us.

Pictured here are the results 6 months after her last lip filler treatment with Dr. Secretan.

Note:

✔ She has no migration or lateral protrusion

✔ She’s retained lip fullness and volume

✔ Her lips are symmetrical

Give us a call and we’d be more than happy to answer any and all of your questions!

Aesthetics, Injectables

Cosmetic Injections in Lethbridge, Alberta

Cosmetic Injections in Lethbridge, Alberta

As you know, here at Lethbridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we are committed to sharing helpful information to provide more awareness around cosmetic injections. We share this information on our blog, website, and Facebook and Instagram.

There is, without a doubt, a need for an ongoing (if not strengthened role) for medical boards and the government in regulating professional conduct. What we are currently seeing in the injectable industry is concerning.

We will share everything that we’ve learned from our experiences over the years, in hopes that you can learn too!

Aesthetic medicine is not 1 + 1 = 2. There are SO many variables and medicine is never an exact science.

If you are considering filler, Dr. Secretan will discuss realistic and attainable expectations prior to receiving treatment.

Restoring natural facial contours and providing our patients with safe, normal looking injectable treatments is our priority.

Featured here is the before and after result of dermal filler used to improve the appearance of nasolabial folds.

It’s important to remember that fillers and botulinum toxin cannot “cure” marital infidelity, existential crises, or family dysfunction. However, they CAN and have demonstrated measurable and meaningful improvements in the emotional and functional status of patients, like the results featured here. Restoring natural facial contours and providing our patients with normal looking injectable treatments is of the utmost importance.

Questions? Put them in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

Cosmetic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery in Lethbridge, Alberta

Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery in Lethbridge, Alberta

Dr. Secretan is a Reconstructive & Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon located in Lethbridge, Alberta. Combining his surgical expertise and the latest cosmetic & reconstructive techniques, Dr. Secretan and his team are committed to helping you obtain the cosmetic surgery goals and results you desire.

We provide cosmetic and reconstructive surgery services that enrich the lives of the individuals and families we serve and we offer a full range of services including tummy tucksliposuctionbreast augmentationbreast liftsbreast reductiongynecomastia surgery and eyelid surgeryAesthetic procedures include cosmetic injectables such as BOTOX® and dermal fillers as well as expert laser treatmentsdermaplaningLATISSE® (eyelash growth serum), and professional skincare.

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body.

It can be divided into two main categories: reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.

Here’s the difference between the two.

Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery procedures repair structures of the body affected aesthetically or functionally due to things like traumatic injuries, birth defects, developmental abnormalities, burns or scarring, and are generally done to improve function & ability, but may also be performed to achieve a more typical appearance of the affected structure.

Dr. Secretan is a highly skilled plastic surgeon with extensive training, experience and a special interest in reconstructive surgery. Through communication and his advanced surgical skills, he is committed to helping patients achieve the results they desire in order to restore function, confidence and self-esteem. Dr. Secretan performs a full range of reconstructive and corrective procedures, in addition to the list here.

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is an ever-changing art form that requires an extensive understanding of anatomy as well as a keen eye and an artistic touch to produce optimal results. With skill, compassion and care, it can be life changing.

Dr. Secretan is highly experienced in a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures and is fully committed to providing the highest quality of care with the most effective proven techniques available. At Lethbridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, our focus is on you – understanding your desires and educating you on the options available to achieve the best possible results.

Questions? We’d love to hear them! Put them in the comments below, contact us here, or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Laser Treatments

Laser Hair Removal in Lethbridge, Alberta

Laser Hair Removal in Lethbridge Alberta

Tired of constantly shaving and waxing unwanted facial and body hair? With light-based laser hair removal in Lethbridge you can get the touchable skin you’ve always wanted in just a few simple treatments – long term results & quick treatment sessions.

Ingrown hairs have got to go! If you’re suffering from bumps and irritation, Laser Hair Removal could be the answer. Here’s a peek at what the procedure looks like!

Our professional aesthetics team at Lethbridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics uses the top laser in the industry to create the safest and most effective results to remove your unwanted hair forever. With our gentle process, laser hair removal is the easiest and most comfortable way to be rid of hair forever. It’s time to never shave again!

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to achieve permanent reduction of unwanted hair for both men and women and is one of the most commonly done cosmetic laser procedures. This gentle procedure requires no anesthesia and involves little or no discomfort. Your hair naturally grows in three separate cycles and permanent reduction occurs only when an active growth cycle is targeted during the laser hair reduction treatment. As a result, patients typically require six or more treatments to enjoy lasting results.

Are you ready to bare your skin again? We want to help you look your best with hair removal on all areas of your body including face, underarms, arms/legs, back, bikini, chest, and more!

If you have questions for our team, reach out here. You can also call as at 403-381-0083 and speak directly to one of our team members in Lethbridge, Alberta and we’re happy to answer any and all of your questions! Follow us on Instagram for frequent industry updates!

Aesthetics, Skincare

Is HydraFacial MD treatment right for you?

HydraFacial MD

Is HydraFacial MD treatment right for you? The short answer — YES! It addresses all skincare needs.

We love hydradermabrasion and so do you… so much, in fact, one is performed every 15 seconds around the world! For those unfamiliar, the HydraFacial is a medical-grade resurfacing treatment that clears out your pores, plus it hydrates your skin.

✔ CLEANSE + PEEL

Uncover a new layer of skin with exfoliation and resurfacing

✔ EXTRACT + HYDRATE

Remove debris from pores with painless suction. Nourish with intense moisturizers that quench the skin.

✔ FUSE + PROTECT

Saturate the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides to maximize glow.

HydraFacial MD treatment can be performed as a cure or even as a form of prevention. Since cellular regeneration occurs approximately every 30-days, plan one treatment per month for optimal results. If you wish to target a specific skin condition or goal (acne, pigmentation spots, rejuvenation…), it is recommended to adopt a program based on one treatment per week, depending on the condition.

  • HydraFacial MD cleansing beginning with one session, once per month or at season changes.
  • Acne or problem skin treatment: 3 to 6 sessions
  • Hyperpigmentation treatment: 6 sessions
  • Intensive rejuvenation: 6 sessions
  • Bride to be: 6 treatments before the big day
  • Solutions for him: 3 to 6 treatments
  • Vitality treatment: 3 to 6 treatments

HydraFacial MD is a non-invasive procedure that provides instant results for all skin types with no downtime. So, YES — HydraFacial MD is the right treatment for you!

Ready to get pampered silly?

Give us a call and book an appointment. It’s time to treat yo’self! Or, if you’d like to learn more and see what the HydraFacial MD treatment entails in a video, head on over to our Instagram page!

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