Conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale, Take Shape Plastic Surgery, PA is at one of the epicenters of plastic surgery in the United States. Coupled with the fact that plastic surgery is often cheaper in this part of the country, it is no wonder that patients fly in from New York and Los Angeles to take advantage of our superior services. The question today is the impact of the economy on the profession:
“Will elective surgery and less invasive cosmetic procedures take a back seat during these tough economic times?”
According to Take Shape’s Board Certified plastic surgeon, Russell F. Sassani, MD:
“People will only put off personal improvement so long.”
With inevitable job changes for a significant segment of the population, everyone needs to be at the top of their game. Still, now more than ever, we are seeing a value-driven economy where no one is spending flippantly. The exceptional quality of our services sets Take Shape Plastic Surgery, P,A. apart from others in the field. We are seeing this with patient procedures that continue to be on the rise.
Patients also choose to ‘take shape’ with us because we are one of the few to have on site a Medicare certified, state licensed and nationally accredited ambulatory surgical center. From the minute our patients step in the door, they receive complete personal and attentive care from beginning to end. In fact, the advantages of ambulatory surgical centers over hospitals have been proven. Between 1996 and 2006, the CDC’s Center for Health Statistics conducted their National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery. In their findings, their data showed that ambulatory surgery centers are faster, charge less, and use less anesthesia and more IVs than hospitals (“Report: Nimbler ASCs Win Cases From Hospitals,” Outpatient Surgery Magazine, April 2009).
From breast enlargements and face, neck and eyelid lifts to breast reduction, tummy tucks, and liposuction, we offer a wide range of services to help our patients ‘take shape’. We also offer many less invasive procedures at lower costs. These range from injectibles such as Botox®, Sculptra®, Juvederm®, Radiesse®, or Restylane® to minor surgeries.
Spider vein removal, or sclerotherapy, is available, as are microdermabrasion, chemical peels, CO2 lasering, and the Obaji® skin care line. Laser hair removal is often done for the nape of the neck, the bikini line, or the upper lip. This is not limited to women; many men also prefer a hairless look. Many medispa services are available from our on-staff medical aesthetician.
Dr. Sassani adds:
“In addition to all of the aesthetic services we provide, we also offer a full array of reconstructive procedures for skin and breast cancer.”
Equally important, we perform preventative procedures to ward off skin cancer. For pre-cancer skin lesions, we perform excision removals. This preventative measure not only saves the patient time and expense, it also helps ensure the patient’s quality of life.
Above all, care must be taken when seeking a ‘deal’ for these services. It is always very tempting to go to the cheapest game in town. Remember, you are making permanent changes that can be irreversible or costly to correct. Unfortunately, there are many who are undertrained in performing procedures best left to the experts. Do your homework. Being referred by a satisfied patient or a qualified medical professional is best.
Take Shape Plastic Surgery, PA offers free consultations. You can check out our website at: www.takeshape.info, or call today to schedule an appointment to help accomplish your individual goal.
Dr. Russell Sassaniis certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. His residency training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery was at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has additional specialized post-residency fellowship training in craniomaxillofacial surgery (University of Miami), hand surgery (University of Pennsylvania), and cosmetic surgery (with the renowned Drs. Baker, Gordon, and Stuzin in Miami).
During the course of his extensive training, Dr. Sassani has engaged in several areas of research, authoring and presenting a number of scientific papers at both the regional and the national levels. He is also active locally in the education of medical students and residents. His particular areas of interest and expertise are cosmetic surgery of the face, plastic surgery of the breast (enlargement, reduction and reconstruction) body contour surgery (liposuction and tummy tucks) and laser skin resurfacing. His reconstructive interests and expertise include reconstruction after facial trauma, reconstruction after cancer surgery, burn reconstruction, and hand surgery.
Heis a member of: the American Society of Plastic Surgeons; the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons; and the Broward County Society of Plastic Surgeons and is also on staff at: Westside Regional Medical Center; Plantation General Hospital; and Broward General Hospital.
We now have the new PIXEL Perfect Laser System. PIXEL Perfect is a fractional rejuvenation procedure that lifts away years of sun damage and stimulates new collagen growth.
It improves your skin's texture and tone to fight fine lines, wrinkles, and even acne scars. It lightens, brightens, and restores the skin.
We are also using PIXEL Perfect in the office for areas of the neck, chest, knees, elbows and hands. We are even using PIXEL Perfect for stretch marks.
There is no sedation with this procedure and the down time is only a couple days. We are seeing some amazing results using the new PIXEL Perfect Laser System!
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PIXEL Laser Special includes:
-2 Full face treatments scheduled 6 weeks apart
-Skincare coaching before the procedure
-Complimentary Obagi Skincare products for after your procedure
-2 follow up appointment with Pamela, our amazing Aesthetician
Book your free consultation with Tanya Patron, PA-C, our new Florida licensed, Nationally Certified Physician Assistant to Dr. Russell Sassani.
Tip of the Month
This time of the year skin is a little more dehydrated. Using the Clarisonic PRO will help gently exfoliate and allow products deeper penetration and absorption, getting your skin ready for the hot months ahead! Be prepared and ask me how to get your very own during your next visit at Take Shape!
Take Shape Plastic Surgery, P.A.
Take Shape Surgery Center, L.L.C. 4161 N.W. 5th Street, Suite 100