Category Archives: Facial Rejuvination

The Top Male Cosmetic Surgery Procedures in Delaware

The desire to look and feel good is not a monopoly among women. A lot of men in the population also seek to achieve a better contoured body and a younger looking facial skin – although not too many of them, partly because of the lingering “macho” culture, would admit that this is the case and desire.

Nevertheless, in the recent years, as reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there is an increasing trend for men trying out cosmetic surgery procedures. These cosmetic procedures range from facial rejuvenation treatments like blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to body contouring procedures like abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

In Wilmington, DE, Dr. Christopher Saunders is one of the finest plastic surgeons to perform cosmetic procedures for male patients. To facilitate the desired aesthetic outcome, Dr. Saunders would engage in a forthright yet confidential consultation process with each patient. He wants each patient to honestly relay his desire for cosmetic improvement without feeling embarrassed for it, including his concerns on the risk factor. For the Board Certified Surgeon, making his patients comfortable during evaluation is crucial to the ultimate success of any procedure.

Furthermore, Dr. Saunders utilizes innovative techniques and technology to ensure safety and precision with his surgical procedures. The top male cosmetic surgery procedures at his Delaware Office are:
Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
Breast Reduction Surgery, and
Cosmetic Ear Surgery.

To know more about any of these male surgery procedures, please schedule now a consultation with Dr. Saunders thru this Email Contact Form or via (302) 652-3331.

The Ultimate in Facial Rejuvenation

Men and women alike opt for Wilmington Facelift to help reduce the dreaded signs of aging which can be especially devastating when brought on prematurely. Wrinkles, creases, crows feet, fine lines and sagging skin are all symptoms of aging which can be reduced and or eliminated through a Facelift procedure creating a smoother, younger looking appearance. Dr. Saunders looks at each patient individually to asses how to create the best, most natural looking results. There is no “one-size-fits-all” Facelift, each procedure varies depending on the patients unique features, needs and desires.

A Facelift procedure may also be done in conjuncture with other facial rejuvenation procedure such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhinoiplasty (nose surgery), neck lift, or facial implants. When you’re ready to start discussing your facial rejuvenation options with a skilled specialist, contact Dr. Saunders to make an appointment for your one-on-one, confidential consultation.

Otoplasty – Wilmington Ear Surgery

Children with overly-prominent ears can be subject to terrible teasing from their peers causing them to lose confidence and suffer low self-esteem. This emotional scarring can occur in children and teens and last on up to adulthood. Board certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Chris Saunders has helped many children, teens and adult achieve higher self-confidence and a more normal appearance of their ears through Otoplasty surgery.

Otoplasty, also known as Ear  Surgery, is a procedure to pin back the ears, thin and/or re-sculpt the ear cartilage to re-shape and re-size the ear as necessary. The exact procedure is determined on a patient to patient basis based on the patients specific needs and goals. If you are dissatisfied with the shape or prominence of your ears and would like to discuss your options, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

Click here to view our online Otoplasty patient before and after photo gallery.

Wilmington Face Lift

Many people, both men and women, are concerned with the toll aging and gravity have taken on their faces. They wish they could “turn back time” and see reflected in the mirror the youthful appearance that used to smile back at them, but they are concerned about getting a Wilmington Facelift for fear of it being too extreme and noticeable.

Dr. Chris Saunders is extremely sensitive and attuned to each of his patients individual aesthetic goals and understands that no two patients are alike.  He is able to successful achieve a natural look in his Facelift procedure. If you are interested in the benefits of the Facelift procedure, we invited you to take a look at our photo gallery. There you will also notice the wide variety of patients who have chosen to undergo this procedure and how natural and individualized their results were.

Click here to view patients who’ve undergone combination Face Lift/Neck Lifts!

Click here to view Face Lift results on a patient over 80!

Botox and Dysport versus an Eye Lift or Blepharoplasty : Which is best?

People often come into the office wanting facial rejuvenation and a desire to look younger. Since we look at each other in the eye area or “in the eyes,” it is frequently the place to begin to achieve the goal of a younger look. In this writing, rejuvenation procedures around the eye are discussed. Botox, cosmetic eyelift or blepharoplasty, skin resurfacing, and brow lift procedures will be discussed. Most importantly, what do the different procedures do and which one is best for you will be reviewed. Please see the blepharoplasty before and after photos in the photo gallery. Also, please go to the video section in the menu titled “Eyelid surgery with Dr. Saunders” to see operation actually being done. It is very precise and delicate surgery, and shows plastic surgery as a meticulous craft. Delaware and Pennsylvania patients, or those in other states, should please schedule a consultation to discuss their specific desires.

Botox and Dysport are medicines that target the muscles of the face and eye areas. They paralyze muscles which can sound scary, but they are exceedingly safe! They are used in the forehead, for wrinkles that go side to side. They are also used a lot for the area between the eyebrows (called the glabellar area). These wrinkles can look like the number 11. Also wrinkles that radiate out to the sides from the eyes, called the crows feet are treated. Botox and Dysport treatments are extremely easy to have done and make significant improvement in these wrinkles for about 3 months. They do not “get rid of” wrinkles, but improve them. Also, they are not for the mouth area, as this would lead to problems moving the mouth. Finally, if you have “bags and circles” around the eyes, than cosmetic surgery or cosmetic eye lift operations or a blepharoplasty are a better choice for you. See below.

With Botox and Dysport facial rejuvenation treatments, it is very important to examine the eyebrow area, in particular the amount of loose skin above the eyes and below the brows. Extra skin in this area is called “hooding.” If we have too much loose skin in this area, than Botox and Dysport can give a “heavy” appearance and make this area look worse. These treatments are still fine for crows feet wrinkles and for the “11? wrinkles between the brows. Too much Botox in the forehead for forehead wrinkles can make the upper eyelid area heavy and older looking. In this particular situation, a cosmetic eye lift or cosmetic blepharoplasty might give more rejuvenation and ultimately better results. I help my patients with this examination to see which is best for you!

Plastic surgery eye lift or eye tuck is medically called a blepharoplasty. It is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic operations in America. It is extremely successful and safe. The operation is done to rejuvenate the upper eye lid area and improve “hooding” or extra skin. The operation takes less than an hour. Eye lift recovery or blepharoplasty recovery can be extremely quick with practically no pain!! Bruising and swelling do take time to resolve, and this time has to be considered. In contrast to Botox and Dysport, cosmetic eyelift surgery usually is done once and is not repeated like the Botox treatments. The blepharoplasty dramatically rejuvenates people by getting rid of the extra skin above the eyes, which can be so aging! I use the latest techniques in my opinion to perform the cosmetic blepharoplasty by targeting all three layers- skin, muscle, and fat.

Forehead lift surgery or brow lift surgery are different names for the same cosmetic operation. The goal of the brow lift is to rejuvenate the forehead, eyebrow area, and the temple area. Improvement of wrinkles and extra skin above the eye lid is an additional goal of the operation. I do the operation endoscopically called an endoscopic brow lift or endoscopic forehead lift. Endoscopes or television camera surgery is done with minimal incisions to elevate and rejuvenate the area. This endoscopic technique is considered the latest way to perform the procedure. People often will worry about having the brows elevated “too high” giving an unnatural appearance- called a “deer in the headlights” look. Actually, this almost never happens with endoscopic brow lift surgery. Most people are very pleased with the rejuvenation achieved and with the high success rate.

Skin resurfacing is the name given to treatments on the facial skin to treat age spots, blemishes, sun spots, and fine wrinkles. Skin resurfacing might be laser treatments, dermabrasion, peels, and/or facials. The final result is often younger looking skin with a more youthful appearance and skin that has a nice attractive texture and tone. The depth of the resurfacing can be varied from superficial to deeper to get more rejuvenation. Deeper treatments require longer to heal. Most facial resurfacing is done by the office nurse or esthetician. Recovery is extremely quick with almost immediate return to normal activities and work. Deeper resurfacing can require longer periods to allow healing or peeling. Skin resurfacing doesn’t get rid of bags, jowls, or circles and surgical treatments would be more appropriate.

Dr. Saunders is a board-certified plastic surgeon who practices exclusively cosmetic surgery. He has won many awards including “Best Plastic Surgeon” three years in a row!! (Reader’s Choice Award)

Please come in for a complimentary consultation to learn about your choices and options!