Asaadi Plastic Surgery

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Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi says his biggest critic is himself, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. His philosophy: “If you are a perfectionist and you want to get the best results for your patients, you have to find better ways to achieve their goals. If something isn’t right, do it again until it is perfect. Patients appreciate the extra time you spend.” Patient safety is also of utmost imp...

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Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi says his biggest critic is himself, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. His philosophy: “If you are a perfectionist and you want to get the best results for your patients, you have to find better ways to achieve their goals. If something isn’t right, do it again until it is perfect. Patients appreciate the extra time you spend.” Patient safety is also of utmost imp...

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Bright-Eyed Enhancement

Frustrated with having to cover up her dark under-eye circles and always looking tired, this 39-year-old patient underwent a bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty with septal reset. 

Mid-Section Makeover

Experiencing severe hernia pain and unhappy with her look, this patient underwent abdominoplasty; repair of diastasis recti, a huge ventral abdominal hernia and umbilical hernia; reconstruction of the anterior abdominal wall with Prolene™ mesh; umbilicoplasty; flanksplasty; puboplasty; Vaser® liposelection of the flanks and back; and a suction-assisted lipectomy of the trochanteric area of the upper and inner thighs. 

Mommy Makeover

This 30-year-old patient gained 80 pounds with her pregnancy of twins and her body completely changed. “She wanted to transform back to her pre-baby body, so I performed a breast reduction and lift with a tummy tuck and VASER Lipo of her flanks to give her total rejuvenation,” says Dr. Asaadi.

In-Office Enhancement

This 55-year-old patient was tired of looking exhausted all the time. Dr. Asaadi used Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC, off-label, to rejuvenate the patient’s lower eyelids for instant results.

Enhancing Porportions

Concerned that her body did not look proportional, this 28-year-old patient sought Dr. Asaadi, who performed a bilateral augmentation mammoplasty with saline implants. 

Under-Eye Rejuvenation Without Surgery

Surgery is not the only way to address aging eyes. “Many people have under-eye hollows or dark discoloration of their lower lids— often the result of genetics,” says Dr. Asaadi. “Most often these patients want to fix the problem, but don’t want to undergo surgery. Now, I can correct these areas off-label using the hyaluronic acid filler Juvéderm, right in my office. Using local anesthesia and a blunt tip needle, there is next to no pain and I am able to greatly decrease bruising and swelling. It’s a very popular procedure at my practice and patients are incredibly happy with their results, which can be seen immediately and last close to one year.”

Longer-Lasting Lower Blepharoplasty

“Anything that happens to you, whether it’s emotion, dietary or sleep related, shows up in your lower eyelids,” Dr. Asaadi says. Having youthful-looking eyes goes a long way to improving how healthy and vibrant you look overall, but, when considering lower eyelid surgery, it’s important to consult with a plastic surgeon who is up to date on the latest techniques on lower blepharoplasty. “This is a very unforgiving procedure,” Dr. Asaadi says. “If you don’t do everything perfectly, eventually every small mistake is going to show.” Traditionally, lower blepharoplasty focused solely on the removal of the skin, muscle and fat. Today, Dr. Asaadi focuses more on tightening all the layers of the lower eyelid and repositioning fat while removing as little skin as possible to better shape the eyes. “This operation takes me longer to do, and the recovery is longer, but there is no comparison between the results.” Dr. Asaadi says. “This method produces more natural-looking and longer-lasting results.”

Facial Refresher

This 54-year-old patient felt his appearance made him look old and tired. To counteract this, Dr. Asaadi performed bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty, bilateral canthopexy, a septal reset, facelift, necklift, neck tightening, suction lipectomy of the jowls and neck using the SAL technique, palpebral corrugator excision and temporary tarsorrhaphy. 

Mommy Makeover

Dr. Asaadi performed a breast augmentation, mastopexy, tummy tuck and liposuction on this 55-year-old patient who wanted her pre-baby body back after having twins.

Revolumizing Rejuvenation

This 65-year-old patient wanted to regain volume in her face after losing weight. Dr. Asaadi performed an upper and lower blepharoplasty, a browlift, a lip augmentation and fillers. 

Smoother Silhouette

After having children at a very young age, this 33-year-old wanted a makeover to restore her figure. Dr. Asaadi performed abdominoplasty, flankplasty, puboplasty, bilateral breast augmentation, breast lift and Vaser liposelection of the flanks, lateral chest walls, upper inner thighs and pubic area. “Now she feels young and attractive again,” Dr. Asaadi says. 

Facial Fullness

Desiring a multi-faceted approach to rejuvenate her face, this 51-year-old patient underwent bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty, an internal browpexy, palpebral corrugator resection, secondary open rhinoplasty and structural fat grafting to the face. “Fat is a phenomenal filler because it has stem cell properties,” Dr. Asaadi says. “It provides fullness and improves the quality of the skin on top.” 

Secrets of a Successful Blepharoplasty

Addressing aging of the eyes via an eyelift, or blepharoplasty, is not something that should be taken lightly. “Blepharoplasty is 10 times more difficult than a facelift and 100 times less forgiving,” Dr. Asaadi says. The most challenging aspect is lower blepharoplasty, where the surgeon must address what Dr. Asaadi calls the “hills and valleys,” or puffiness and depressions above the lid-cheek junction. The cause of these hills and valleys is often a combination of herniated fat bulges and a tight orbital ligament. “So many patients think that eyelid surgery is just removal of the fat and the skin, but it’s not,” Dr. Asaadi says. “To make the lid-cheek junction smooth, you must release that orbital ligament, reposition the muscle and fat and re-drape the skin. You must also decide carefully how much fat to remove.” Using a lateral pull test during consultation, Dr. Asaadi can effectively determine how much fat to preserve. “It tells me what muscle tightening is going to do for the patient. So if I do this and all the puffiness goes away, then I preserve the fat because fat is not the issue,” he says. Bottom line: It’s important to go to someone who knows the detailed anatomy of the eyes.