Before and After Photos
Before and after photos of a patient who underwent injection of hyaluronic acid filler (a.k.a. injectable filler) to give her cheeks a brighter, fuller, and more youthful appearance. Click here to watch a video on the key steps to a successful injectable filler treatment!
Before and after photos of a patient who underwent otoplasty surgery to permanently correct his protruding ears. The surgery can be performed at any age after the ears have matured, usually around six years of age, and can be a life-transforming procedure for adults and children. To address each ear, Dr. Liu meticulously placed a series of permanent sutures between the concha (bowl of the ear) and the mastoid (area of the skull behind the ear) to give the ears a balanced, proportionate appearance with the face.
Before and after photos of a patient with melanoma of the right cheek. Dr. Liu excised the skin cancer and reconstructed the wound with a cheek advancement flap, which recruited surrounding skin to close the defect and minimized the aesthetic impact. Margins were clear, and she was cured of cancer.
Before and after photos of a patient with squamous cell cancer involving almost half of the lower lip. Dr. Liu excised the skin cancer and reconstructed the lower lip with a cross-lip flap, which transfers a segment from the upper lip to close the defect. By matching the size of the upper and lower lips, this technique minimizes the aesthetic impact and the distortion of the mouth. Margins were clear, and he was cured of cancer. He was able to eat and drink normally without drooling or leakage. The first thing he did after the reconstruction was to kiss his wife!
Before and after photos of a patient who was assaulted and struck in the left cheek with a blunt metal weapon. He suffered a blowout fracture of the left orbital floor, a thin facial bone that supports the eyeball to keep both eyes level. He developed double vision due to loss of support of the left eye. Dr. Liu reconstructed the left orbital floor with a custom molded titanium plate which is affixed to the cheekbone with titanium screws, as seen in the left panel. His vision returned to normal and he healed with a minimal scar, as seen in the right panel.
Before and after photos of a patient who underwent bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer. After a thorough discussion of her surgical options, Dr. Liu reconstructed both breasts with 240 cc silicone implants placed above the pectoralis major muscle in direct-to-implant (DTI) technique. DTI breast reconstruction is an ideal option in select patients by placing the final breast implant at the same time as the mastectomy. Unlike traditional two-stage implant reconstruction using tissue expanders, DTI breast reconstruction is completed in one surgery. The photos on the right show the patient at only one month after surgery, and her incisions are already healing superbly! She was thrilled with the size, shape, and symmetry of her reconstructed breasts.
Before and after photos of a patient who underwent breast reduction surgery for large breasts causing her pain in the neck, shoulders, and back. Dr. Liu surgically removed a horseshoe shaped rim of tissue from each breast and redraped the skin around each nipple and areola, thus recreating breast mounds that were smaller, aesthetically pleasing, and proportionate to her body. About 700 grams (1.5 pounds) of tissue were removed from each breast, and she was reduced from DDD cups to B cups. After the surgery, the pain of her neck, shoulders, and back resolved immediately. Her incisions healed superbly and are purposefully hidden from the cleavage area, i.e. the "social" area of the breasts. She is thrilled with the functional and aesthetic result and is one of Dr. Liu's happiest patients.
Before and after photos of a patient who underwent breast reduction surgery for large breasts causing her back pain. She also developed shoulder grooving from her bra straps. Dr. Liu surgically removed a horseshoe shaped rim of tissue from each breast and redraped the skin around each nipple and areola, thus recreating breast mounds that were smaller, aesthetically pleasing, and proportionate to her body. Her incisions are purposefully hidden from the cleavage area, i.e. the "social" area of the breasts. About 550 grams (1.2 pounds) of tissue were removed from each breast, and she was reduced from DD cups to C cups. Her back pain resolved immediately. The photos on the right show her at only one month after surgery, and her incisions are already healing superbly!
Before and after photos of a patient who had an abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" after significant weight loss. Dr. Liu performed liposuction of her abdomen and flanks, tightened her abdominal muscles, and removed about 12 lbs of excess skin and fat. The photos on the right show her at two months after surgery: perfectly recovered, pain free, and back to full activity!
Hand and Wrist
WALANT technique means wide awake local anesthesia no tourniquet. The benefits include:
1. No sedation and no tourniquet increase patient comfort and convenience. There is no need to starve on the morning of the procedure.
2. Eliminating the need for anesthesiology and sedation decreases treatment time and cost. There is no anesthesia fee.
3. During a procedure, Dr. Liu may ask the patient to move parts of the hand. The ability to see and adjust sutured tendons and fixated bones and joints under active movement has improved results in tendon repair, tendon transfer, and fracture fixation.
Local anesthesia injections can reliably alleviate pain in procedures such as:
- Carpal tunnel release
- Trigger finger release
- De Quervain's release
- Tendon repair
- Tendon transfer
- Fracture fixation
- Joint fusion
- Mucous cyst excision
- Ganglion cyst excision
- Other mass excision
Before and after photos of a patient who underwent excision of a painful ganglion cyst in her wrist. Dr. Liu surgically removed the ganglion cyst using WALANT technique: wide awake local anesthesia no tourniquet. She healed perfectly with no recurrence. Ganglion cysts are the most common soft tissue swellings of the hand and wrist. They can occur at any age, in either gender, or from any joint or tendon sheath. They are non-cancerous cysts that are filled with fluid. Some will disappear and others may cause problems due to large growth. It is unclear what causes the formation of ganglion cysts, but there is some evidence that they may be related to prior trauma or arthritis.
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Yuen-Jong Liu, M.D.
The Aesthetic Center
722 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820