Plastic Surgery Services
If your eyes are looking tired or hollow and you want to look refreshed, you may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. During this procedure, Dr. Lucie Capek addresses the unique issues you may have in your upper and lower eyelids. She may remove excess and drooping skin through hidden incisions along the natural fold of your upper eyelid or along your lower lash line. Bulging fat pockets may be contoured for a smoother look and Dr. Capek often adds micro-fat grafting to fill in hollows in your tear trough or hollows under the eyes. Dr. Capek’s goal is always to leave you looking natural and like yourself, without significantly changing your eye shape.
Brow Lift and Endo Brow Lift
Dr. Capek can give you a softer, more cheerful appearance if your brows are heavy, sagging and you tend to look tired, angry or sad due to low-positioned eyebrows. During this procedure, she can raise your eyebrows to a natural level, reduce horizontal creases on your forehead, and address frown lines between your eyes. She performs most brow lifts using an endoscopic technique, using a camera and scope through small, concealed incisions in the scalp. This approach reduces recovery time and looks very natural. The effect is to open up the area around the eyes and upper face for an overall younger look. More limited brow lifts using different techniques and incisions can also be done in men.
A facelift can enhance your cheeks and jawline, reduce lines around your mouth and tighten the skin around your neck, ultimately giving you a younger appearance. Dr. Capek’s facelifts are customized to each patient’s unique needs and are generally less invasive and more natural looking than older techniques. She typically combines a vertical short scar technique with micro fat grafting to add lost volume. It is helpful for you to bring a youthful photo of yourself to your consultation since Dr. Capek’s goal is to ‘set back the clock’ rather than have you look like someone else. During your procedure, she also uses state-of-the-art HARMONIC® scalpel to reduce bruising and swelling, shortening your recovery.
LaserLift with Precision Tx
Dr. Capek has been performing the ‘knifeless’ face and necklift for over a decade. The Precision Tx Sidelaze angled laser is the latest technology to improve this popular procedure. Dr. Capek uses tiny incisions under each earlobe and under your chin to insert the laser under the skin, contouring fat in the neck and jowls, as well as tightening loose skin. The procedure is ideal for younger patients with a heavier neck or middle aged patients who want to rejuvenate their jawline but do not have too much loose skin. The LaserLift is done under local anesthesia in the office and has very little associated downtime and risk.
Micro Fat Transfer
Dr. Capek has been performing micro-fat transfer, or grafting, to the face since 1997. This has now become a well-recognized and long-lasting solution for facial rejuvenation. Dr. Capek uses fat grafting as a stand-alone procedure for all areas of the face including around the eyes, midface and cheeks, around the mouth and jawline, and for lip enhancement. It is also a part of most lower blepharoplasty and facelift surgeries as well. Dr. Capek will harvest the fat cells from your own thighs or abdomen, delicately using a syringe and cannula. She concentrates the fat using a centrifuge and then gently injects the micro-grafts, weaving them into the tissues to sculpt your facial areas in 3 dimensions. The results are very natural and long-lasting.
Your nose is a prominent feature of your face that achieves adult size sometime in your teens. If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, it can greatly affect your self-confidence. A rhinoplasty surgery can reshape different areas of your nose, including the bridge, the tip and even the base of your nostrils. Many patients look better when the nose is made smaller or refined but sometimes giving the nose projection with cartilage grafts is what’s needed. The procedure varies significantly based on an individual’s specific needs. Dr. Capek loves performing rhinoplasty surgery because it is both artistic and technically challenging. She trained performing very difficult rhinoplasties on patients with a history of cleft lip, which often results in a distorted nose. In some cases, though, minor irregularities can be improved with non-surgical techniques like fillers. If you also have breathing problems from a deviated septum, Dr. Capek can perform a septoplasty at the same time as your cosmetic rhinoplasty.
A small or weak chin usually looks worse in profile and you may dislike your appearance in photographs. It is also common for a weak chin to be associated with a prominent nose and this combination gives your face an unbalanced look. A chin augmentation with an implant can dramatically improve your jawline, profile and balance out your face. Other procedures are commonly done at the same time: liposuction under your chin for a heavy neck, a face/necklift for aging changes along the jawline or a rhinoplasty if your nose is prominent. Dr. Capek will review a customized plan for you at your consultation, including selecting the perfect implant size and shape for your face.
Full lips can help you look younger and feel sexier. Dr. Capek may employ one of several techniques to perform lip augmentation. This is done most commonly using Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane to plump up and shape the lips. This is a simple and quick office procedure that is natural-looking. Dr. Capek is also experienced with micro fat grafting, described above, to enhance your lips using your own cells. Permanent lip implants are also available and Dr. Capek can place these easily during a brief office procedure under local anesthesia for a permanent enhancement.
With otoplasty Dr. Capek can correct protruding, proportionately large, and/or unusually shaped ears. Otoplasty is often performed in children as young as seven to correct prominent ears that can lead to teasing in school. Adults can also improve their appearance with this low-risk, minimal downtime surgery. In most cases, Dr. Capek will make a small incision behind the ear through which she reshapes and repositions the underlying cartilage. Recovery is typically quick and results are long-lasting.
One of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, breast augmentation with implants can enhance your curves or restore your breast shape after pregnancy or weight loss. During your consultation, Dr. Lucie Capek will explain the various implant options and help you choose the right type, size and shape that is best for your body and goals. You will be an informed participant in the planning process, so you can ultimately enjoy your outstanding cosmetic results. Learn More
Natural Breast Augmentation
Dr. Capek can perform natural breast augmentation using your body's own tissues, or she may combine this treatment with implant placement. To perform natural breast augmentation, she will use a gentle form of liposuction to remove stubborn fat cells from other areas of your body. She will concentrate the fat cells and inject them into your breasts. The treatment can yield subtle, natural-looking results of about one cup-size enhancement or make a breast implant augmentation look more natural. This is the ultimate ‘green’ procedure - using unwanted fat from one area of your body to enhance another! Learn More
Age, weight loss, and pregnancy are factors that may cause your breasts to droop. Dr. Capek will recommend a breast lift to reposition your breasts higher on your chest, tighten skin and lift the nipple-areolae. You may have a lack of volume in your breasts, especially in the upper half, which may looked deflated. In this case breast implants, or autologous fat transfer from another part of your body can be used to restore volume for a better shape. Each person is unique and Dr. Capek will give you options and recommendations based on your specific needs to achieve an optimal cosmetic result. Learn More
Unusually large breasts can make you feel very self-conscious and they can also take a toll on your health and quality of life. You may suffer back, neck and shoulder pain, chafing, and discomfort during strenuous activities and it may be difficult to find bras and clothing that fit well. Breast reduction surgery is life-changing for many women. Dr. Capek will remove extra tissue and fat from your breasts while lifting them and resizing your areolae for a better proportioned and natural look. Scars generally fade well over time. In some cases, a scarless liposuction-only breast reduction can be an option. Learn More
Breast implants are not meant to last a lifetime and you may choose to have these removed, replaced or adjusted for various reasons. These may include rupture, recurrent capsular contracture and change in shape and size with menopause or childbearing. Dr. Capek will discuss your various options with you to keep you looking your best. This may include a breast lift, replacing your implants with a different type or size or with your own fat (natural breast augmentation), which works well in this situation. There are now more options than ever to give you an excellent cosmetic result. Learn More
Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)
Breast development in boys and men is quite common. It frequently occurs in puberty and may then disappear but some men continue to have noticeable gynecomastia into adulthood. Although medical conditions can be responsible, in most men there is no underlying cause for concern. Gynecomastia can make you feel self-conscious, however, and you may find yourself dressing differently or not wanting to take your shirt off in public. Dr. Capek can correct gynecomastia with a combination of VASER® LipoSelection and breast gland excision with minimal scarring and a dramatic improvement in your chest contour. Time off work is usually less than a week. Learn More
After having children, you may find that you simply cannot regain your pre-baby figure. Although you are at a healthy weight and you exercise regularly, you still have sagging skin around your stomach and your breasts have lost their youthful fullness. Does this sound familiar? If so, a mommy makeover may be the solution. Two or more procedures can be combined to help achieve your goals and restore your pre-pregnancy body. Options include tummy tucks, breast lifts, breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, labial reduction and more. Learn More
Liposuction is one of the most popular forms of body contouring. Dr. Capek typically uses ‘energy-assisted’ liposuction to gently emulsify and suction out unwanted fat cells that do not respond to diet and exercise. This includes advanced and innovative types of liposuction, such as VASER® LipoSelection, which uses ultrasonic waves, and SmartLipo™, which uses laser energy. Both techniques are gentler than regular liposuction and also heat the surrounding tissues, helping to tighten overlying skin. The doctor may also use power-assisted liposuction (PAL) in combination with energy-assisted liposuction, to further contour stubborn fat cells for more comprehensive and dramatic results. Learn More
SmartLipo™ Laser Lipoplasty
SmartLipo™ is an innovative new form of liposuction that uses a laser energy to melt fat cells. Like ultrasound-assisted liposuction (VASER), this laser procedure is extremely precise. Dr. Capek can address unwanted fat cells, even in small, hard-to-access areas. For example, this is an ideal contouring procedure for the upper arms, inner thighs or under the chin. Thanks to laser technology, you will experience minimal impact to your surrounding tissues. Additionally, SmartLipo™ can stimulate collagen production to give you firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Best of all, this treatment is associated with minimal discomfort and is usually done in the office. Most patients require only local anesthesia. Learn More
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
During a tummy tuck, Dr. Capek will surgically remove excess skin and fat from your belly. Sometimes, she will also tighten and realign your abdominal muscles and relocate or reshape your belly button.This procedure helps firm up and tighten the abdomen, for a much better fit in your clothing and a more youthful appearance. Dr. Capek offers several types of tummy tucks and will help you select the optimal procedure for your needs and goals. Options include traditional, umbilical float, mini, and corset tummy tucks. During all procedures, she will use the state-of-the-art HARMONIC® scalpel and On-Q pain relief pump for faster healing and lessen discomfort. Learn More
After having children, you may find that you simply cannot regain your pre-baby figure. Although you are at a healthy weight and you exercise regularly, you still have sagging skin around your stomach. Your breasts have lost their youthful fullness. Does this sound familiar? If so, a mommy makeover may be the solution. Two or more procedures can be combined to help achieve your goals and restore your pre-pregnancy body. Options include tummy tucks, breast lifts, breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, labial reduction and more. Learn More
Butt Lift and Brazilian Butt Lift
Full, voluptuous buttocks can make a huge difference to your figure and buttock enhancement has become a very popular procedure. During a butt lift, Dr. Capek will use your own fat cells to enhance the silhouette of your buttocks. First, she will harvest unwanted fat from other areas of your body using a gentle form of liposuction. This will have the added benefit of contouring those ‘donor sites’! The fat will then be purified and concentrated and injected into the buttock area for a rounded, permanent shape enhancement. Learn More
Body Lift Procedures
Dr. Capek offers a number of body lift procedures. Surgical options include lower body lifts, bra-line back lifts, and thigh lifts. These procedures can dramatically enhance your overall figure and are especially beneficial if you have undergone major weight loss or just seen the effects of aging. Body lifts can tighten or eliminate stretched skin and remove excess fat resulting in a better proportioned and smoother figure. During all procedures, Dr. Capek will use the state-of-the-art HARMONIC® scalpel for faster healing and to lessen discomfort. Learn More
Sagging skin on the upper arms is most severe after major weight loss but some people notice these changes as an early sign of aging as well. Although an arm lift (brachioplasty) addresses a relatively small area of your body, the procedure can make a major difference in the fit of your clothes and your confidence wearing certain clothing. For minor, early changes SmartLipo or Precision Tx may be helpful procedures to contour fat and tighten skin. But if your arms have more significant hanging skin, Dr. Capek may recommends surgically removing it through an incision in your armpit or along the inside of your upper arm while contouring the fat with liposuction. Learn More
Labiaplasty surgery refers to reshaping the vulva, which includes the labia (outer and inner lips around the vagina). This procedure has become increasingly popular over the last few years as women are able to use the internet to become more informed about this very personal area of their bodies. Many factors can contribute to a woman having concerns about the appearance of, or functional problems with, her genital area. Learn More
Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian butt lift focuses on reshaping and lifting your buttocks for an enhanced and shapelier figure. This particular procedure has become very popular in the past ten years since a full, voluptuous buttocks can make a huge difference to your confidence and appearance. During a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Capek utilizes your own fat cells to improve the fullness and shape of your buttocks, which also improves the contour of your “donor sites.” You can enjoy your Brazilian butt lift results up to several years, although individual results vary. Learn More