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RUMER COSMETIC SURGERY

105 ARDMORE AVE

ARDMORE, PA 19003

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THE PRACTICE
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Dr. Kathy L. Rumer

“Plastic surgery is a desired pathway toward meeting new appearance goals for an individual. Because all individuals will have unique sets of appearance goals, it is imperative that patients are full partners in the decision-making process.”
- Dr. Kathy L. Rumer

ABOUT DR. KATHY RUMER

Dr. Kathy Rumer is a leading aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon with a private practice on Philadelphia’s Main Line. Board-certified in plastic surgery, Dr. Rumer’s practice offers state-of-the-art procedures, cutting edge product offerings, and innovative technologies that achieve the maximum results for her patients.

Dr. Rumer’s practice philosophy is focused on achieving individual harmony and balance. She strives to produce natural appearing results that enhance and subtly refine the each individual’s best features. Her access to innovative advances, along with a meticulous aesthetic technique ensures an impeccable result that is customized to each patient’s anatomy, life style, work schedule and needs.

Dr. Rumer and her qualified staff will outline every step throughout the process; discuss options, alternatives, risks, and benefits of every treatment approach. After an extensive discussion and comprehensive evaluation, the plan will be implemented and will result in personal satisfaction…one individual at a time.

To complement her work, Dr. Rumer practice offers enhanced in-house aesthetic procedures to help patients gain additional benefits after their surgery or to provide noninvasive options when surgery is not the answer.

The end result? Each patient looks and feels their absolute best.

Dr. Rumer is a member of The Do-Gooders, a grassroots organization that supports a variety of causes and individual charitable endeavors including Mission Kids, Simon’s Fund, The Logan Hope School and The Kimmel Cancer Center. It is Dr. Rumer’s privilege to contribute her skill, education and training to make a difference in the lives of those with fewer resources and shine light on neglected issues that impact both the world and our community.

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BACKGROUND + EDUCATION

Dr. Kathy L. Rumer is one of the few female board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the Philadelphia tri-state area. She also a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and a Site Director for the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Rumer brings a unique background to her practice, combining advanced mathematics, engineering, art, and science to provide her patients with the best possible experience in their cosmetic endeavors. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College, with a major in Applied Mathematics. She also acquired a formal education in Fine Arts and engineering. Following college, Rumer was an Aerospace engineer and a member of various NASA satellite launch teams. Seeking more of a personal challenge, Rumer decided to explore medicine in order to give her the satisfaction she sought in a career. After completing her plastic and reconstructive surgical training at PCOM, she decided to open her own practice, which now encompasses full state-of-the-art facilities in the Philadelphia Main Line community of Ardmore, PA.

Dr. Rumer performs a full range of aesthetic procedures for the face, body, breast, and hair restoration, both invasive and non-invasive. Utilizing the latest in breakthrough technologies and protocols, Rumer truly offers the very best procedures available.

Dr. Rumer is also a highly experienced, and nationally-recognized, transgender surgical specialist. She offers all types of gender confirming surgical procedures for both the male-to-female (MTF) and the female-to-male (FTM) communities. She has successfully performed numerous face, breast, chest, body contouring and gender reassignment (GRS) surgeries and is a member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health).

Dr. Rumer has received both regional and national recognition for her contributions in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Most recently, she has been continuously named “Top Doc” since 2008 by Main Line Today magazine, and “Top Doc″ by Philadelphia Magazine, as voted by her peers.

OUR PROCEDURES

ThermiTight™ NECK LIFT

WHAT IS ThermiTight™ NECK LIFT?

Do you have a little loose skin on your neck that’s not bad enough to require a full surgical facelift or neck lift? Then you might be interested in the ThermiTight™ Neck Lift. It is a minimally invasive procedure that introduces radiofrequency (RF) energy beneath the skin to stimulate the production of collagen to tighten and smooth the skin of the neck.

Recovery is easy — most patients don’t need anything stronger than a Tylenol. While some changes can be seen right away, full results take about 12 weeks to become apparent. While the ThermiTight™ neck lift doesn’t replace a surgical neck lift, it’s a new option for patients who just want a “little something” done. Tighten sagging skin on the face, neck and body with minimal downtime!

Introducing ThermiTight™ at Rumer Cosmetic Surgery, the new way to tighten sagging skin on the face, neck, and body. ThermiTight™ uses safe, effective radio frequency (RF) energy to heat tissue underneath the surface of the skin, causing contraction and tightening of lax, loose skin. This procedure is minimally invasive, requires only local anesthesia and poses little to no downtime. In addition to the lower face and neck, ThermiTight™ is used on areas of the body that can benefit from tightening or lifting. These areas include the breasts (may be combined with breast lipo-reduction), abdomen (to reduce wrinkly skin), and upper arms.

After the skin is numbed with local anesthesia, a tiny incision is made in the skin and the ThermiTight™ electrode is introduced below the surface. The electrode is the size of a needle, so no stitches are needed. The electrode provides RF energy while simultaneously measuring the real-time temperature at its tip. Only enough RF energy is delivered to heat the tissue to a safe temperature. For added safety, an external video camera is used to measure the actual surface temperature of the skin.

Results with ThermiTight™ develop gradually and are long-lasting. The treatment itself typically takes less than one hour, and poses minimal post-treatment redness and swelling — many patients resume their normal activities right away!

For some, ThermiTight™ may put off surgical procedures such as a facelift or a necklift. In certain cases, two ThermiTight™ treatments may be needed to achieve a patient’s desired improvement.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

The ThermiTight™ Neck Lift is a minimally invasive procedure that is conveniently performed right in our office under local anesthesia. The device has built-in safety features that make side effects very unlikely.
Please verify that the procedure is being performed by a board certified plastic surgeon.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Dr. Rumer believes ThermiRF technology makes it possible for safer treatment when compared with some of the other non-surgical skin tightening procedures. She says other radiofrequency-based treatments may heat the skin from the outside and are ultimately unable to determine the exact temperature of the inner layers of skin, increasing the risk of burn and injury. Dr. Rumer notes that ThermiRF is designed to directly heat the tissues deep beneath the surface and record the actual temperatures to ensure optimal treatment temperature without overheating and burning.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

There is virtually no downtime with this spectacular procedure. We recommend 24 to 48 hours of relaxation after the procedure, because you may experience some mild swelling. Immediately following the procedure, you will have a head and neck dressing applied that will be removed the very next day. We will supply you with post-procedure cream that should be applied twice daily directly under your sunscreen.

FACELIFT

WHAT IS A FACELIFT?

A facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging on the face and neck. As you experience signs of aging, the skin and muscles of the face begin to lose tone and elasticity. A facelift can improve the most visible signs of aging by tightening deeper structures, redraping the skin of the face and neck, and removing selected areas of fat. It is often performed in combination with eyelid surgery and brow (forehead) lifts.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Most clients are middle-aged, over 40, with a moderate sagging of the face and neck skin. Patients who still have some skin elasticity can expect the best results. How long your lift will last will depend on your skin quality, texture and lifestyle. Two weeks before surgery, you should avoid aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medicines. These can increase bleeding. If you are a smoker, you should refrain from smoking before and after surgery, as it can constrict blood vessels and lead to diminished blood flow and slow healing.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

A general or local anesthesia and intravenous sedation will be administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. In most cases, an incision will be made in your temple area (hidden by the hair) and meticulously continued in front of your ear, around your earlobe, and behind your ear, finishing behind the hairline of your neck. Occasionally, patients may require an incision under their chin. Your skin (and, typically, underlying tissue) is then redressed after sagging musculature and connective tissue (SMAS) is tightened. Once the deep layer is tightened, your skin re-drapes without tension and without a pulled appearance. The procedure typically takes three hours.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Bandages are removed the day after surgery, and it’s recommended to keep sutured area clean and dry for the next few days after that. Sutures are normally removed within four to 10 days (unless dissolvable). Facial swelling and bruising may last up to three weeks; isolated bruised and hardened areas may take up to two months to fully heal. Many patients experience numbness and tension in the neck, cheek and ears resulting from the separation of the skin’s small sensory nerve fibers during surgery. Feeling typically returns within nine months of the procedure. Most patients return to non-strenuous work within 10 to 14 days of surgery. You can expect to begin light cardio within seven to 10 days, moderate physical activity (including strength training) in three to four weeks and strenuous activities six to eight weeks following surgery.

Nose Surgery

WHAT IS NOSE SURGERY?

Nose surgery (or rhinoplasty) is a surgical procedure that can produce changes in the appearance and structure of the nose.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip, narrow the width of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. In addition to cosmetic enhancements, nose surgery can correct breathing patterns and nasal obstructions. This operation can also help correct birth defects and nasal injuries. There is not a universal type of rhinoplasty surgery that will meet the needs of every patient. Rhinoplasty surgery is customized for each patient, depending on his or her needs. Dr. Rumer will work with closely with you in order to create an ideal nose with a shape and size that are proportional to your face and features

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

General anesthesia is typically used, but minor work like narrowing nostrils may require only a local anesthetic. An incision is made inside your nostrils to remove bumps on the bridge. The nasal bone may be broken and precisely realigned, and the septum (the area separating the nasal compartments) may be altered to improve breathing, while sculpting and sizing will be done according to the surgical plan. Small dissolvable sutures close the incision inside the nostrils, small pads are inserted to block bleeding, and a plastic cast is placed on the nose bridge, which is removed in about a week. Surgery typically takes two to three hours.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Post-op icing is important to reduce swelling and bruising. Most patients can go home three to four hours following surgery. You should keep your head elevated, expect difficulty breathing through the nose for a few days, and avoid nose blowing, hanging your head down, and vigorous activities for three weeks. When your nasal bones are broken and reset, black eyes and swelling may linger for up to two weeks. Swelling will gradually reduce within a month. It may take up to a year for you to see the final results, but most people see 90 percent results within three months. Most patients return to work within a week of surgery. Expect to begin light cardio within four to five days and moderate-intense physical activity (including strength training) in two to three weeks following surgery. You can return to strenuous activities in six to eight weeks. You should avoid hitting nose for eight weeks.

BROW LIFT

WHAT IS A BROW LIFT?

A Brow Lift is a surgical procedure that tightens or alters the forehead and eyebrow regions to smooth the forehead, raise the upper eyebrows, and improve frown lines. Also called a forehead lift, a brow lift targets excess skin and sagging muscles to correct drooping brows and horizontal forehead lines. It can also lift upper eyelids.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Advances in brow lift surgery make it possible to perform the procedure through a variety of approaches, including endoscopy. Brow lift surgery is individualized for each patient. The surgical incisions used may vary with the technique selected by Dr. Rumer in order to meet your needs. Brow lifts are often done in combination with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to rejuvenate the upper face region, or with a facelift to provide a smoother look overall.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The endoscopic lift uses a tiny microscope and surgical instruments inserted through short incisions made in the scalp. Skin and underlying tissues are lifted and held in place with dissolvable sutures. The procedure generally takes an hour.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Sutures are normally removed within four to five days after surgery. Most patients return to non-strenuous work seven to 10 days following surgery. Strenuous activities and alcohol consumption can be resumed at approximately three weeks after surgery. Swelling, bruising and soreness could take up to several weeks to dissipate.

EYELID SURGERY

WHAT IS EYELID SURGERY?

Eyelid Surgery (or blephararoplasty) is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and sometimes muscle from the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid or both eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below the eyes to restore a refreshed, youthful appearance.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Underlying fatty tissue that produces bagginess can be selectively removed or repositioned. Blepharoplasty can improve drooping skin and bagginess. It can help improve vision in older patients who have hooding of their upper eyelids. Blepharoplasty will not remove “crow’s feet” or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under the eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows that can be repaired with other procedures performed by the doctor.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia may be used, depending on the extent of surgery. Upper eyelid surgery requires a tiny incision through the natural crease lines above eyelashes to trim excess skin and fat. Ultra-fine sutures close the area. Lower eyelid surgery often requires a tiny incision underneath the eyelashes to lift loose skin before it’s trimmed and sutured. Most procedures take between 45 and 90 minutes.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Expect to apply cool compresses to the eye region for the first one to two hours following surgery, and check for bleeding. Sutures are typically removed after three days, and swelling usually lessens after 10 days, but bruising may last up to a month. Following surgery, keep the head elevated and avoid hanging it down for prolong periods of time. It may take two to three days to feel comfortable reading, working on the computer and watching television. Avoid contact lenses for one to two weeks. Most patients go back to work within four to seven days, but sunglasses are recommended to shield from the temporary sunlight sensitivity often associated with this type of surgery.

BREAST AUGMENTATION

WHAT IS BREAST AUGMENTATION?

A Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure performed to enlarge the breasts by inserting a breast implant either behind the breast tissue, or partially or completely under the chest muscles. Incisions are made to keep scars as inconspicuous as possible, usually under the breast along your natural skin fold. The method of implant selection and size, along with surgical approach for inserting and positioning breast implants, will depend on your preferences, your anatomy and your surgeon’s recommendation.
Breast augmentation increases the breasts’ size or shape with implants. Silastic (silicone polymer) is used for outer shell of all implants, but there are various fillers, including saline and silicone. Silicone gel is used predominantly these days to create the most natural feel. During the consultation, Dr. Rumer will suggest which procedure she thinks best suits the candidate.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Although most breast implants will last a lifetime, some implants may to be replaced after about 10 years. There are two locations where the implant may be placed – submuscular and subglandular. Submuscular indicates between the chest muscle wall and rib cage, and is often used in small-breasted women. It provides extra padding, creating a natural look while decreasing potential scarring. Subglandular indicates in front of the pectoralis muscle and under the breast tissue. The subglandular procedure is typically recommended for larger-breasted women, as the outline of the implant may show through skin of smaller breasts, especially in thin-skinned women. There are three types of incisions used for inserting breast implants: the inframammary; the peri-areola; and the axillary. Dr. Rumer recommends the inframammary incision method in that it is made under the breast, at the fold or crease line, which naturally hides the scar. This incision method also permits immediate access to the breast for precise implant placement. All sutures are under the skin.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Once general anesthesia has been administered and has taken effect, the inframammary incision, about 3 cm long, is made. A pocket is then made behind each breast (either submuscular or subglandular). The breast implants will then be placed in these pockets and positioned for optimal appearance and symmetry. After comparing both breasts to ensure proper implant placement, Dr. Rumer will close the incisions with stitches.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Most patients can walk delicately and do light daily activities the day after surgery. It’s advised to take it easy and avoid stretching and heavy lifting during the first seven to 10 days. You can return to non-strenuous work within three to seven days. Driving is possible after a week. Most swelling, bruising and soreness is gone within four to six weeks. You can return to strenuous activities in six to eight weeks. Plan on being cautious for the first two months. Your final bra size can be determined within 10 to 12 weeks. The scar will continue to fade for up to two years.

BREAST REDUCTION

WHAT IS A BREAST REDUCTION?

A breast reduction or reduction mammoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts, making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. Breast reduction decreases the breasts’ size in women for whom overly large breasts are an impediment to lifestyle, health and/or self-image. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

There are a variety of surgical techniques for breast reduction. The technique, along with surgical approach, will depend on your preferences, your anatomy and your surgeon’s recommendation. The goal is to give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body, which offers a tremendous quality of life enhancement. Post-surgery, lifestyle changes and increased activity tend to transform the entire body, resulting in a far greater degree of fitness.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Breast reductions are typically performed under general anesthesia. Excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are meticulously removed according to the surgical plan. The nipple and remaining underlying tissue are then moved to a higher location and sutures are placed around the areola, extending down under breast crease to minimize scarring. The area is bandaged, and most patients stay in the recovery room for two to four hours before being released to go home. The procedure takes two to five hours.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Sutures are normally removed between nine to 11 days (unless dissolvable). You can return to non-strenuous work within seven to 14 days. Most swelling, bruising, and soreness is gone within six to eight weeks. Bruising and swelling may last two to three weeks and some subtle swelling may last for up to three months. Heavy lifting and exertion should be restricted for the first six months following surgery. You can return to strenuous activities in eight weeks. Your final bra size can be determined within 10 to 12 weeks. Your scar will continue to fade for up to two years.

BREAST LIFT

WHAT IS A BREAST LIFT?

A breast lift reshapes and raises the sagging breast without altering the overall volume of the breast.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

A breast lift can also be used to reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple).

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Breast lifts are typically performed under general anesthetic and usually take about two to three hours. An incision is made around the areola (it may have to be extended down), and excess breast skin is stretched and meticulously removed. The breast skin is then sutured to the areola in its new, elevated position. The area is bandaged, and most patients stay in the recovery room for two to four hours before being released to go home.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Bruising and swelling can last two to three weeks and, in some cases, subtle swelling lasts up to three months. Heavy lifting and exertion is prohibited for the first three weeks following surgery. Most patients return to work within a week of surgery. Expect to begin light cardio within seven days and moderate to intense physical activity (including strength training) three weeks after surgery.

BREAST RECONSTRUCTION

WHAT IS BREAST RECONSTRUCTION?

Breast Reconstruction is a surgical procedure used to reconstruct the breast mound after reconstruction cancer surgery (mastectomy) has removed one or both breasts. There are a variety of surgical techniques for breast reconstruction. These procedures are including but not limited to Breast Reconstruction with TRAM Abdominal Muscle Flap, Breast Reconstruction with Tissue Expander, and Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Muscle Flap.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Patients who have had reconstruction in the past and determine that they would like to improve on their reconstruction results can do so with implants, fat grafting, scar revision, and/or nipple reconstruction. These are small fine-tuning procedures that can bring great satisfaction with minimal down time. Every patient is welcomed by Dr. Rumer’s experienced, friendly staff members who understand the delicate nature of the visit. During your pre-op consultation, Dr. Rumer will address your questions and concerns at an unhurried pace, while discussing potential risks and the benefits of procedure planning. She encourages bringing a friend or family member for support. Since Dr. Rumer recognizes that much of what is discussed during the initial meeting may not be fully absorbed due to stress and unfamiliarity with the situation, she encourages a second and even third visit within a week to review additional questions and ensure understanding of the procedure.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Reconstruction takes place in stages. In some cases, an expander is used to stretch the skin so that it will accommodate implants; in other cases, a muscle or a portion of the patient’s abdominal wall may be used to reconstruct the breast. The consultation will consider the patient’s overall needs and make choices clear for the patient.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

No single answer applies to all patients recovering from cancer surgery and implant surgery. This is something we’ll cover during our consultations.

VANQUISH WAIST REDUCTION

WHAT IS A VANQUISH WAIST REDUCTION?

VANQUISH is an FDA-approved, non-invasive, no-touch, deep-tissue heating procedure that uses radiofrequency(RF) energy to help destroy fat cells and slim your waistline. The VANQUISH treatment is an ideal option to target areas of the body that include the waistline, back fat, “muffin top,” and “love handles.” We recommend that patients have four to six treatments, one week apart, in order to maximize their results. Most patients realize a two-inch to five-inch reduction in their waist measurement upon completion of their treatment series.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

You are a perfect candidate for this procedure if you have that bulging waistline, back fat, “muffin top,” or “love handles” that just won’t budge. Unfortunately, you are not a candidate if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant, or have permanent metallic implants in your body. The VANQUISH can treat all complexion types. Due to the fine design of the system, there are virtually no side effects. Each session lasts 30 to 45 minutes. We recommend that patients have four to six treatments one week apart in order to maximize their results. Patients typically see results after the second or third session, but the maximum results are not seen until two weeks after your last session.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

It is very important for you to be well hydrated prior to the procedure. We will provide you with specific instructions. This helps the specially designed sensors identify your body fat more easily and better customize the amount of energy needed to zap the fat. It also helps your body eliminate the destroyed fat cells faster. Upon arrival for each treatment, the patient will be weighed and their BMI (Body Mass Index) will be measured. We will also take a measurement of the patient’s waist. Throughout the treatment, the patient lies comfortably on a bed with the device positioned 1 cm to 2 cm from the skin in the targeted area. VANQUISH is able to selectively heat the fat cells while the surrounding tissue remain unaffected. Patients report that it feels warm but not uncomfortable, somewhat like a mildly warm heating pad.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

There is absolutely NO DOWN TIME with this treatment. After your treatment you may experience some warmth, redness, and minor swelling in the treatment area that resolves quickly and you can go back to your daily routine immediately. There is NO PAIN and NO ANESTHETIC required with the VANQUISH treatment.

BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT

WHAT IS A BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT?

A Brazilian Butt Lift uses a combination of liposuction and fat grafting to enlarge the buttocks. Fatty tissue that has been liposuctioned is placed into the buttocks to enhance their size and shape.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

A Brazilian Butt Lift is not a surgical treatment for weight loss. The results of the Brazilian Butt Lift can vary. The amount of fatty tissue that survives and the amount of fatty tissue that is grafted lends to the overall result. Dr. Rumer utilizes a state-of-the-art liposuction system that harvests fat in a much less traumatic fashion than conventional liposuction. This system also prevents the fat from being exposed to air. Air will destroy or damage the fat cells. With Dr. Rumer’s technique, approximately 90 to 95 percent of the fatty tissue that is transferred into the buttocks survives, in comparison to the 60 to 80 percent survival rate associated with conventional liposuction. Immediately after surgery, you will notice that your buttocks are larger. This enlargement is the result of two components: the fatty component that will live in its new environment producing the permanent change; and edema or swelling that occurs in an area of surgery. The edema will resolve over three to six weeks, leaving you with the final result. Post-operative weight gain will make your buttocks larger and weight loss will make your buttocks smaller after the procedure. Occasionally a patient will need two grafting sessions in order to obtain the fullness they desire.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Once under general anesthesia, you will undergo liposuction. Liposuctioning of the hips, the area below the buttocks, and the lower portion of the back are an essential part of the operation. Other areas may be liposuctioned as well, adding to the pool of fat that can be grafted back into your buttocks. Liposuctioning the lower back, hips and the area below the buttocks reduces these areas, thus helping to accentuate the buttocks. Placing the liposuctioned fat into the buttocks increases the size of the buttocks, accentuating the definition of the buttocks even more. The combination leads to the most fullness possible with this technique.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

You will be placed in a compression garment immediately after your surgery. You must wear this garment 24 hours/day for the next four weeks. The first day is moderately uncomfortable. On day 2 to 5, tenderness rapidly resolves. You are able to move around the house more freely without assistance. From day 1 to 14, you must remain off your buttocks to help the transferred fatty tissue survive. After five to seven days, you may be able to return to work. Please consult with Dr. Rumer to discuss your return-to-work schedule. In two to three weeks, you may be able to increase activities such as walking and easy exercises on machines such as the stair step and/or treadmill. After six to eight weeks, you may be able to return to full exercise. Over your lifetime, continue with diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle changes in order to retain the benefits from your surgery.

LIPOSUCTION

WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove unwanted deposits of lumpy, bulgy fat from specific areas of the body including the face, neck, upper arms, trunk, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles using slender metal tubes (cannulae) and a medical vacuum. The best candidates for liposuction are individuals of relatively normal weight who have excess fat in particular body areas.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Ideal candidates for liposuction are healthy, active, and within 12 to 15 percent of their ideal weight with relatively good skin tone and elasticity. For safety, three liters of fat is the maximum that can be removed during a single session, so some candidates choose to have a follow-up procedure, which must take place at least three months after the first.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Depending on the extent of removal, local or general anesthesia will be used. A tiny incision is made in the designated areas and a solution is injected; this diffuses through the targeted fat within 10 minutes. The solution numbs the area and reduces bleeding. The cannula is inserted and a medical vacuum pump sucks out fat; skin retracts onto the underlying tissues. The procedure takes 30 minutes to two hours. Patients receive intravenous fluids to prevent dehydration, and most go home a few hours after the surgery.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Expect to wear a compression garment around treated area 24 hours/day for up to three to four weeks, then 12 hours/day for the next three to four weeks. This will reduce swelling and ensure proper healing. Swelling and bruising may last for up to a month, and short-term water retention is possible. The treated area may feel hard (and in some cases have an orange hue) for two to three weeks following surgery due to scar tissue, which is part of the healing process and will settle over time. Final results should be apparent within three months. Most patients return to work one to five days after surgery. Expect to begin light cardio within seven days, moderate physical activity (including light strength training) in three weeks, and strenuous activity six weeks following surgery. Full recovery from swelling and bruising typically takes one to six months or more.

TUMMY TUCK

WHAT IS A TUMMY TUCK?

A tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that tightens and shrinks abdominal wall muscles and removes excess skin folds and fatty tissues from the middle and lower abdominal region. It’s often used post-pregnancy and in people who have lost excessive weight and have hanging belly skin. A mini-tuck is a less extensive surgery to tighten abdominal wall muscles and skin, resulting in a smaller scar in the bikini line.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

An abdominoplasty is not a surgical treatment for weight loss. If you have lost a lot of weight, or intend to lose weight, you should postpone all forms of body contouring surgery until you have reached a stable weight for six months or more. Be prepared to have some tummy tuck scarring along the incision line, above the pubic region, from hip to hip. Initially, it will be red, raised and bumpy, and may take up to 18 months to fully settle. Mini-tummy tucks result in minimal scarring.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The surgical procedure uses general anesthesia, so the patient is fully asleep. During a full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), a long incision is made from hip to hip along the bikini line, just above pubic region. The skin and fat is separated from the abdominal wall up to the belly button, and then an additional incision is made around the belly button to loosen surrounding tissue so that the skin and fat can be entirely lifted away from the abs. The stomach muscles are stitched together, crafting a tighter, firmer abdominal wall and smaller waist. Skin and fat are stretched down toward the bikini line, and extra tissue is trimmed. A new belly button hole is created, and two drainage tubes are temporarily installed under the skin to release excess fluids during the first 48 hours. Surgery typically takes three to five hours.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Expect to wear a compression garment around the waist and abdomen to reduce the post-op swelling and bleeding, and to walk tilted forward for the first two days so as not to pop the stomach sutures. Gradually, you will be allowed to walk at full posture. Drainage tubes are removed at your first post-op visit. Most patients return to work within 10 to 14 days of surgery. Expect to begin light cardio within seven days, moderate physical activity (including light strength training) in three weeks, and strenuous activity six weeks following surgery. Scars will flatten and fade between three months and two years after surgery.

MOMMY MAKEOVER

WHAT IS A MOMMY MAKEOVER?

“Mommy Makeover” is a term used to describe rejuvenation of the breasts and abdomen. The goal is to address some of the common physical changes that can occur following pregnancy. On the breast, these most commonly include sagging and deflation. On the abdomen, it is often excess skin and/or fat with stretch marks and bulging.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

A Mommy Makeover is some combination of abdominoplasty, liposuction, breast lift, breast reduction, and breast augmentation.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The surgical procedure uses general anesthesia, so the patient is fully asleep. The breasts are lifted. If there is volume loss from pregnancy and breast feeding, this can be remedied with the addition of a breast implant. Alternatively, if the breasts are excessively large and causing discomfort, the size may be reduced. In an abdominoplasty, the abdominal muscles are tightened to strengthen the midsection and narrow the waist. Lastly, the excess lower abdominal skin with stretch marks is removed.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Mommy Makeover recovery is a progressive thing. The first 10 to 14 days you are on “house arrest,” limited to moving around the house. The next two weeks you can walk for exercise, work a desk job, and be primary caretaker for kids, although you are limited to lifting less than 20 pounds. Weeks 5 and 6 allow more vigorous exercise with no pounding or bouncing (think running and aerobics). After eight weeks you are free to do anything. It may make you sore, but it is very difficult to tear anything loose at this point.

ARM LIFT (BRACHIOPLASTY)

WHAT IS AN ARM LIFT (BRACHIOPLASTY)?

A brachioplasty, commonly called an arm lift, is a procedure to reshape and provide improved contour to the upper arms. Dr. Rumer can treat upper arm sagging skin or excess fat or the combination of the two. She offers a variety of options from minimally invasive non-surgical to surgical procedures depending on the patient’s needs. Sagging skin or excess tissue of the upper arms can be the result of a number of factors, including aging, weight gain or loss, or heredity, and unfortunately this cannot be corrected by exercise. The arm lift is going to put an end to this by:

  • Reducing excess sagging skin that droops downward
  • Tightening and smoothing the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
  • Reducing localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

We provide a full array of treatments depending on what will suit your needs:

  • Minor skin laxity with no excess fat – can be treated with a minimally invasive procedure called ThermiTight. This procedure is performed in the office under local anesthesia.
  • Excess fat with good skin elasticity – can be treated with a minimally invasive liposuction procedure. This procedure can be performed in the office under local anesthesia.
  • Moderate to severe laxity with no excess fat – can be treated with a surgical procedure to remove the excess skin and provide beautiful definition to the upper arm.
  • Moderate to severe laxity with excess fat – can be treated with a combination of liposuction to remove the excess fat and surgery to remove the excess skin restoring that youthful appearance.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

The minimally invasive procedures can be performed right at the facility with very minimal down time. More extensive surgical procedures will require a greater amount of down time because there will be larger incisions that will require adequate time to heal in order to ensure you achieve the best cosmetic result.

OMG SHOT™ – Libido Enhancement / Incontinence Treatment

WHAT IS AN OMG SHOT™?

The OMG Shot™ (Orgasm Shot) is a procedure trademarked by Dr. Rumer that uses your own body’s growth factors to rejuvenate the vagina to help treat urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction. It is a non-surgical procedure that uses a woman’s own growth factors to stimulate vaginal and clitoral rejuvenation to “wake up” the Orgasm System. It has been named the OMG Shot™ because we have seen patients shout “OMG” when they experience the expected results.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Up to 40 percent of women experience sexual difficulties of some sort throughout their lives and an even higher number experience urinary incontinence, especially after childbirth. There have been a number of attempts at treatment strategies that have involved surgery or injecting foreign bodies into this area to try to achieve the same effect. The beauty of the OMG Shot™ is it involves the injection of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) which is derived from your own blood thus minimizing potential side effects. It has been proven to be effective in a number of studies and patients should start to see results in as little as three to four weeks.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The patient is placed in a comfortable position. Topical anesthesia cream is placed on the outside of the vagina and on the clitoris. The patient will then have a sample of blood drawn that will be centrifuged in our FDA-approved system. Once the area is adequately numbed, the PRP will be injected into the appropriate areas. The PRP will then go into action, activating stem cells in the area resulting in rejuvenation and enhancement of tissues. Following the half-hour procedure, the patient will be given a vaginal stimulator to take home with them to use for the first month to further maximize their results.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

The best part of this procedure is NO recovery time. Patients are encouraged to have sexual relations that evening! It is really virtually painless and because the PRP is liquid, it goes deep into clitoral tissue, so really no swelling. The most discomfort you might experience is some slight pressure during the injection. Many have experienced enhanced orgasm immediately due to clitoral stimulation; however, the best results typically occur approximately three to four weeks later as growth factors rejuvenate pelvic floor muscle tissue and Skene’s glands.

INJECTABLE FILLERS

INJECTABLE FILLERS

WHAT ARE INJECTABLE FILLERS?

Injectable Fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent. The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.

Dermal fillers can be used to:

  • Plump thin lips
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars

Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

For some patients, surgery such as a facelift, brow lift, or eye lift may be the best approach. Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, such as soft tissue fillers, cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time when consideration of a facelift becomes appropriate. Rumer Cosmetic Surgery offers the following Injectable Fillers:

  • Juvéderm® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. It is injected in the skin to add volume to aging skin.
  • Radiesse® is a next-generation cosmetic dermal filler. It is used for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles, restoring a natural, youthful look in an easy, convenient treatment. Numerous medical studies have shown that Radiesse is a safe treatment to fill and correct smile lines, nasolabial folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
  • Belotero® is a protective and lubricating gel-like substance that is produced naturally by the body. As we age, our skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid decreases, causing the skin to thin and eventually to sag. Wrinkles and furrows then form. Belotero replaces some of that lost hyaluronic acid, giving treated skin a smoother, more youthful appearance.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

You’ll feel a pricking sensation as the filler is injected. Most patients experience little, if any, discomfort during the procedure, but you can request a topical anesthetic if you’re very sensitive to needles.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

You may resume activities as usual, but do not rub or massage the injected area for a while. The filler could possibly be moved from the injected site if it is manipulated too soon after injection. Scars, deep lines and wrinkles may require more than one injection, or a deep injection into the dermis, for nasolabial folds, marionette lines, or cheek enhancement. You will probably experience redness, bruising, and swelling for at least a few days, but can usually be covered with makeup. Some people have also experienced red and/or thickened nodules that arise from the injected sites, and these may last for several weeks.

BOTOX®

WHAT IS BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.

BOTOX® is a simple nonsurgical treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

If you are unable to frown but still have lines in that area, you may need fillers or skin resurfacing as well. What you do after BOTOX® and how you take care of your skin is very important. Here are some things you should and shouldn’t do after getting BOTOX® injections:

  • Don’t touch your skin where the BOTOX® was injected. Avoid rubbing and massaging the treated area for 24 hours because you don’t want to make the BOTOX® spread to other unintended muscles.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity.
  • Avoid consuming large amounts of alcohol.
  • Avoid getting facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, etc. for 24 hours.
  • Avoid taking the blood thinning medications.
  • If you get a BOTOX® bruise, topical Vitamin K and arnica can help
  • Go back for touch-ups if you need it or are unsatisfied with your results.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

One 10-minute treatment — a few tiny injections — and within a week there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to four months. Results may vary.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

BOTOX® Cosmetic often begins to work within three to five days. However, you may not see the full result until 10 to 14 days. BOTOX® usually takes about a week to work and then lasts for several months.

DermaSweep™ Microdermabrasion

WHAT IS DERMASWEEP™ MICRODERMABRASION?

DermaSweep™ is a state-of-the-art, painless, particle-free microdermabrasion system that reduces early signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, photo damage and acne, and improves overall skin health.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

The DermaSweep™ micro-resurfacing system combines exfoliation with the delivery of topical solutions customized for each patient’s skincare needs. We recommend monthly treatments to achieve and maintain the best results. Depending on your skin’s condition, DermaSweep™ can be combined with chemical peels, Dermaplaning, DermaSweep™ (microdermabrasion), ClearLift™ Lunch Time Face Lift, or the IPL Photo Facial for even better results.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

DermaSweep™ multi-level micro-resurfacing system uses bristles along with vacuum for effective exfoliation and blood flow stimulation. After the desired level of exfoliation, the skin is infused with paraben-free topical skin solutions or PeelFusions for total skin rejuvenation.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

You can resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment.

DERMAPLANING

WHAT IS DERMAPLANING?

Dermaplaning is a type of manual exfoliation that removes the outmost layers of dead skin cells as well as the fine vellus hair of the face.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Dermaplaning can be done alone or in conjunction with other treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser-based skin care. This procedure should be done every three to four weeks to maintain the results. Treating the skin in this manner actually removes about two to three weeks’ worth of dead skin cells. You should allow your skin to complete its normal skin cycle of approximately 21 to 30 days before repeating the treatment. Depending on your skin’s condition, Dermaplaning can be combined with chemical peels, DermaSweep™ (microdermabrasion), ClearLift™ Lunch Time Face Lift, or the IPL Photo Facial for even better results.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Dermaplaning is performed by using a scalpel to manually remove (by scraping) the dead skin cells from the epidermis. Dermaplaning will leave the skin vibrant and smooth.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Dermaplaning offers a mild exfoliation and therefore requires no recovery time. You may resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure.

REJUVAPEN™

WHAT IS REJUVAPEN™?

Rejuvapen™ is a small micro-needle device that creates invisible micro perforations into the epidermis, which activates cell regeneration to diminish wrinkles, scars, pore size, stretch marks, and more.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Rejuvapen™ is one of the newest technologies that treat a variety of skin concerns by activating the skin’s natural healing process. Rejuvapen™ can be combined with other topical treatments to achieve the best anti-aging results. A popular combination is with TruPRP which adds PRP (or stem cells) to the procedure. This is a Rumer Cosmetic Surgery exclusive called the OMG Facial™.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Rejuvapen™ utilizes nine micro-needles to create micro perforations which stimulate the skin’s natural healing process. As a result, more collagen and elastin is being reproduced.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Rejuvapen™ does not require at-home recovery time. Most patient report as having a mild sunburn. This effect diminishes within 24 hours.

CHEMICAL PEEL

WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PEEL?

A chemical peel is a solution that is applied to the skin that treats a variety of skin concerns such as sun damage, fine lines, deep wrinkles, acne, and acne scars.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

There are different types and strengths of chemical peels – superficial, medium, or deep. Each one of them treats a different skin concern. Mild chemical peels can be done once a month to exfoliate the skin and improve skin texture. If you have acne prone skin or hyper pigmentation you should commit to a package of five to 10 peels in order to get the acne in control or to improve the discoloration. Depending on your skin’s condition, chemical peels can be combined with Dermaplaning, DermaSweep™ (microdermabrasion), ClearLift™, Lunch Time Face Lift, or the IPL Photo Facial for even better results.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

An acid solution is applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells. After the peel, the skin will look and feel regenerated.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Recovery time varies with each strength of chemical peel. In most cases, there will be no recovery time and you may resume your normal activities immediately, while in other cases involving the use of higher-strength solutions, there will be two to three days of some degree of skin peeling.

OMG FACIAL™

WHAT IS AN OMG FACIAL™?

The OMG Facial™ is a designer procedure trademarked by Dr. Rumer in which the Rejuvapen™, coupled with Protein Rich Plasma (PRP), is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reverse sun damage, and remove acne scarring while improving the skin’s tone and texture. The results will make you say “OMG!”

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

The OMG Facial™ utilizes the Rejuvapen™, the most powerful microneedling system available, in combination with your body’s own platelet rich plasma (PRP) to re-energize cells and boost collagen production. PRP is first applied topically to the skin followed by aeration of the skin with the Rejuvapen™, a process in which the skin is perforated with near microscopic holes, which allows for a transdermal delivery of the PRP. The growth factors in the PRP re-energize cells to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring while improving the skin’s tone and texture. Following the Rejuvapen™, a second layer of PRP is applied allowing for maximum benefit. When patients see the overall improvement in the tone, texture and quality of their skin, that’s when we hear “OMG!”… thus the OMG Facial™.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The patient will be placed in a comfortable position. Topical anesthetic cream will be applied to the face. The patient’s blood will then be drawn and centrifuged to produce PRP with all of its wonderful growth factors. We are now ready to begin the facial. The Rejuvapen™ uses its nine precisely spaced microneedles to create invisible, vertical microperforations to aerate your skin. At the same time, the PRP is applied to your skin and the microneedling process forces the growth factors deep into your skin. The growth factors in the PRP re-energize cells to create a more youthful appearance. Once the process has been performed on your entire face, the remaining PRP will be applied to your skin for a further boost. The results will make you look in the mirror and say “OMG!”

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

There is really no down time. The procedure typically takes about 40 minutes. Afterward, you will be slightly red and you may have some peeling skin. Patients can apply make-up immediately after the procedure and get back to their usual daily activities. We recommend that you stay out of the sun for the first three days and use a sunblock (UPF 50 or greater) whenever you are outdoors.

OMG FACELIFT

WHAT IS THE OMG FACELIFT?

The OMG Facelift™ involves combining injectable hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm with injectable PRP to provide plump areas of the face that may have lost volume, providing a lift in addition to all of the benefits gotten from the OMG facial rejuvenation.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

In addition to all the steps involved in the OMG Facial™, we are going to add a step by injecting areas of the face that have lost volume with either a hyaluronic acid or PRP or both, depending on how much volume needs to be restored to give you that added lift.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

There is really no down time. The procedure typically takes about 40 minutes. Afterward, you will be slightly red and you may have some peeling skin. Patients can apply make-up immediately after the procedure and get back to their usual daily activities. We recommend that you stay out of the sun for the first three days and use a sunblock (UPF 50 or greater) whenever you are outdoors.

WOW! NOW! FACIAL™

WHAT IS THE WOW! NOW! FACIAL™ ?

WOW! NOW! ™ is Rumer Cosmetic Surgery’s innovative 3-Step Facial, combining our most popular skin treatments – the IPL Photo Facial, ThermiSmooth™ NON-INVASIVE SKIN SMOOTHING and the OMG Facial™ with TruPRP — to minimize the premature aging of your face from the effects of sun exposure.

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Our special 1-2-3 revitalization treatment can minimize the effects of skin damage and make your skin look years younger right away!

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The 3-Step WOW! NOW! treatment begins with our gentle, non-ablative IPL Photo Facial, eliminating red facial lines, rosacea, irregular pigmentation and dark sunspots with a broad spectrum of light energy beneath the epidermis, targeting and destroying unwanted melanin spots and blood vessels for an even skin tone. It also improves the appearance of acne scars. After the treatment, you will see your age spots getting darker, and then fade away within a week. A minimum of three treatments is highly recommended for optimal results.
The next step is our ThermiSmooth™ skin smoothing process, using non-invasive radio frequency (RF) to stimulate the reproduction of collagen, improving skin laxity and reducing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth area. The ThermiSmooth™ procedure is painless, safe, and effective. A series of three to four treatments is required for optimal results, increasing skin thickness and improving skin quality.

We’ll finish with the OMG Facial™, which uses your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to bring new life to your face. We’ll draw your blood and remove your own PRP, which will be applied topically to your face. Then we’ll use Rejuvapen™, a small micro-needle device that creates invisible micro perforations into the epidermis to allow transdermal delivery of the PRP. Finally, another layer of PRP is applied to energize production of natural collagen and elastin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring while improving the skin’s tone and texture.

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

The procedures involved in the WOW! NOW! Facial require no down time and have an extremely low risk of side effects. Patients can apply make-up immediately after the procedure and get back to their usual daily activities. We recommend that you stay out of the sun for the first three days and use a sunblock (UPF 50 or greater) whenever you are outdoors. You can resume your normal day-to-day activities immediately after the treatment!

ThermiSmooth™ NON-INVASIVE SKIN SMOOTHING

WHAT IS ThermiSmooth™ NON-INVASIVE SKIN SMOOTHING?

ThermiSmooth™ is a non-invasive radio frequency (RF) procedure that improves skin laxity and reduces fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth area.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

The ThermiSmooth™ procedure is painless, safe, and effective. A series of three to four treatments is required for optimal results. This treatment stimulates the reproduction of collagen.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The procedure uses radio frequency (RF) to gently heat the tissue in a controlled way. As a result it will increase skin thickness and improve skin quality.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

There is no recovery time with the ThermiSmooth™ procedure and you may resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment.

ClearLift™ LUNCH TIME FACELIFT

WHAT IS A ClearLift™ LUNCH TIME FACELIFT?

ClearLift™ is a painless, non-invasive laser technology that improves fine lines and wrinkles in the face, neck, chest, and hands. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes, just enough time to fit into your lunch break!

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

The ClearLift™ laser works deep beneath the skin to stimulate new collagen production. As a result, the skin will look lifted, younger, and plumped. ClearLift™ is gentle enough to treat delicate skin areas like the eyes, mouth, and neck. Most patients see results after the first treatment, however three to five treatments spaced three weeks apart are recommended for optimal results. The procedure is totally painless!

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

ClearLift™ uses a 1064nm Q switched laser technology that delivers a controlled dermal injury without damaging the epidermis.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

There is no downtime with the ClearLift™ laser and you may resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment.

LASER360iQ™ AGE REVERSAL

WHAT IS LASER360iQ™ AGE REVERSAL?

Laser 360iQ™ Age Reversal combines one light and two laser technologies done over a period of 60 days for complete skin rejuvenation.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Laser 360iQ™ Age Reversal reverses sun damage, broken capillaries, fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, and acne scars for an overall younger and healthier looking skin.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Laser 360iQ™ Age Reversal will address multiple concerns with the combination of three different technologies. Clear Lift laser helps remodel collagen and enhances skin elasticity. IPL removes skin pigmentation and broken capillaries. Pixel reduces fine lines and wrinkles and improves skin tone and texture.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

There is little recovery time with Laser 360iQ™ Age Reversal.

IPL PHOTO FACIAL

WHAT IS AN IPL PHOTO FACIAL?

The IPL Photo Facial is gentle, non-ablative laser treatment using broad spectrum light to treat the face, chest, neck, and hands – virtually anywhere that sun damage shows. The IPL Photo Facial improves the appearance of photo-aged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries through a process called “photo rejuvenation” for face and body.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

IPL is a very effective treatment for rosacea, sun-damaged skin, age spots, broken capillaries, and acne scars.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

IPL delivers a broad spectrum of light energy beneath the epidermis which targets and destroys unwanted melanin spots and blood vessels for an even skin tone. After the treatment you will see your age spots getting darker. Within a week, the spots will fade away. A minimum of three treatments is highly recommended for optimal results.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

This procedure is ideal for patients with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime and has an extremely low risk of side effects. You can resume your normal day-to-day activities immediately after the treatment.

VIRTUALLY PAINLESS HAIR REMOVAL

WHAT IS VIRTUALLY PAINLESS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

Laser hair removal is a nearly painless procedure designed to remove unwanted hair permanently.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Any part of the body can be treated with our advanced laser technology including the most sensitive ones like the face, neck and bikini area.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

This laser gently heats hair follicles until they can no longer produce any hair. Generally four to six treatments are necessary to achieve the best results.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

You can return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure.

TATTOO REMOVAL

WHAT IS LASER TATTOO REMOVAL?

Our Q-Switched laser provides a safe and effective tattoo removal by leaving skin looking natural.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Our Q-Switched technology is highly efficient with little side effects. Multiple treatments are necessary to completely remove a tattoo. The number of treatments is determined by the size, ink density, and the location of the tattoo.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The Q-Switched treatment delivers short pulses of intense light at a very high energy. These pulses break down the pigment into small particles, which are then removed by the body’s immune system.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

The recovery time per treatment is usually several days.

Pixel™ PRO SKIN RESURFACING

WHAT IS Pixel™ PRO SKIN RESURFACING?

Pixel™ Pro is a fractionated erbium laser that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, enlarged pores, and acne scars.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Pixel™ Pro is an ablative fractionated system that works deep in the underlying tissues. Pixel™ Pro laser skin resurfacing will transform your skin to smooth and radiant.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Pixel™ Pro works by creating micro-perforations into the skin that penetrate deep into the dermis. As a result, you will see increased collagen production and a more youthful appearance. We recommend three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart for optimal results.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Healing time is generally five to seven days.

ThermiTight™ NECK LIFT

WHAT IS ThermiTight™ NECK LIFT?

Do you have a little loose skin on your neck that’s not bad enough to require a full surgical facelift or neck lift? Then you might be interested in the ThermiTight™ Neck Lift. It is a minimally invasive procedure that introduces radiofrequency (RF) energy beneath the skin to stimulate the production of collagen to tighten and smooth the skin of the neck.

Recovery is easy – most patients don’t need anything stronger than a Tylenol. While some changes can be seen right away, full results take about 12 weeks to become apparent. While the ThermiTight™ neck lift doesn’t replace a surgical neck lift, it’s a new option for patients who just want a “little something” done. Tighten sagging skin on the face, neck, and body with minimal downtime!

Introducing ThermiTight™ at Rumer Cosmetic Surgery, the new way to tighten sagging skin on the face, neck, and body. ThermiTight™ uses safe, effective radio frequency (RF) energy to heat tissue underneath the surface of the skin, causing contraction and tightening of lax, loose skin. This procedure is minimally invasive, requires only local anesthesia, and poses little to no downtime. In addition to the lower face and neck, ThermiTight™ is used on areas of the body that can benefit from tightening or lifting. These areas include the breasts (may be combined with breast lipo-reduction), abdomen (to reduce wrinkly skin), and upper arms.

After the skin is numbed with local anesthesia, a tiny incision is made in the skin and the ThermiTight™ electrode is introduced below the surface. The electrode is the size of a needle, so no stitches are needed. The electrode provides RF energy while simultaneously measuring the real-time temperature at its tip. Only enough RF energy is delivered to heat the tissue to a safe temperature. For added safety, an external video camera is used to measure the actual surface temperature of the skin.

Results with ThermiTight™ develop gradually and are long-lasting. The treatment itself typically takes less than one hour, and poses minimal post-treatment redness and swelling—many patients resume their normal activities right away!

For some, ThermiTight™ may put off surgical procedures such as a facelift or a necklift. In certain cases, two ThermiTight™ treatments may be needed to achieve a patient’s desired improvement.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

The ThermiTight™ Neck Lift is a minimally invasive procedure that is conveniently performed right in our office under local anesthesia. The device has built-in safety features that make side effects very unlikely.
Please verify that the procedure is being performed by a board certified plastic surgeon.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Dr. Rumer believes ThermiRF technology makes it possible for safer treatment when compared with some of the other non-surgical skin tightening procedures. She says other radiofrequency based treatments may heat the skin from the outside and are ultimately unable to determine the exact temperature of the inner layers of skin, increasing the risk of burn and injury. Dr. Rumer notes that ThermiRF is designed to directly heat the tissues deep beneath the surface and record the actual temperatures to ensure optimal treatment temperature without overheating and burning.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

There is virtually no downtime with this spectacular procedure. We recommend 24 to 48 hours of relaxation after the procedure, because you may experience some mild swelling. Immediately following the procedure, you will have a head and neck dressing applied that will be removed the very next day. We will supply you with post-procedure cream that should be applied twice daily directly under your sunscreen.

FACELIFT

WHAT IS A FACELIFT?

A facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging on the face and neck. As you experience signs of aging, the skin and muscles of the face begin to lose tone and elasticity. A facelift can improve the most visible signs of aging by tightening deeper structures, redraping the skin of the face and neck, and removing selected areas of fat. It is often performed in combination with eyelid surgery and brow (forehead) lifts.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Most clients are middle-aged, over 40, with a moderate sagging of the face and neck skin. Patients who still have some skin elasticity can expect the best results. How long your lift will last will depend on your skin quality, texture and lifestyle. Two weeks before surgery, you should avoid aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medicines. These can increase bleeding. If you are a smoker, you should refrain from smoking before and after surgery, as it can constrict blood vessels and lead to diminished blood flow and slow healing.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

A general or local anesthesia and intravenous sedation will be administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. In most cases, an incision will be made in your temple area (hidden by the hair) and meticulously continued in front of your ear, around your earlobe, and behind your ear, finishing behind the hairline of your neck. Occasionally, patients may require an incision under their chin. Your skin (and, typically, underlying tissue) is then redressed after sagging musculature and connective tissue (SMAS) is tightened. Once the deep layer is tightened, your skin re-drapes without tension and without a pulled appearance. The procedure typically takes three hours.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Bandages are removed the day after surgery, and it’s recommended to keep sutured area clean and dry for the next few days after that. Sutures are normally removed within four to 10 days (unless dissolvable). Facial swelling and bruising may last up to three weeks; isolated bruised and hardened areas may take up to two months to fully heal. Many patients experience numbness and tension in the neck, cheek and ears resulting from the separation of the skin’s small sensory nerve fibers during surgery. Feeling typically returns within nine months of the procedure. Most patients return to non-strenuous work within 10 to 14 days of surgery. You can expect to begin light cardio within seven to 10 days, moderate physical activity (including strength training) in three to four weeks and strenuous activities six to eight weeks following surgery.

Nose Surgery

WHAT IS NOSE SURGERY?

Nose surgery (or rhinoplasty) is a surgical procedure that can produce changes in the appearance and structure of the nose.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip, narrow the width of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. In addition to cosmetic enhancements, nose surgery can correct breathing patterns and nasal obstructions. This operation can also help correct birth defects and nasal injuries. There is not a universal type of rhinoplasty surgery that will meet the needs of every patient. Rhinoplasty surgery is customized for each patient, depending on his or her needs. Dr. Rumer will work with closely with you in order to create an ideal nose with a shape and size proportional to your face and features.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

General anesthesia is typically used, but minor work like narrowing nostrils may require only a local anesthetic. An incision is made inside your nostrils to remove bumps on the bridge. The nasal bone may be broken and precisely realigned, and the septum (the area separating the nasal compartments) may be altered to improve breathing, while sculpting and sizing will be done according to the surgical plan. Small dissolvable sutures close the incision inside the nostrils, small pads are inserted to block bleeding, and a plastic cast is placed on the nose bridge, and then is removed in about a week. Surgery typically takes two to three hours.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Post-op icing is important to reduce swelling and bruising. Most patients can go home three to four hours following surgery. You should keep your head elevated, expect difficulty breathing through the nose for a few days, and avoid nose blowing, hanging your head down, and vigorous activities for three weeks. When your nasal bones are broken and reset, black eyes and swelling may linger for up to two weeks. Swelling will gradually reduce within a month. It may take up to a year for you to see the final results, but most people see 90 percent results within three months. Most patients return to work within a week of surgery. Expect to begin light cardio within four to five days and moderate to intense physical activity (including strength training) in two to three weeks following surgery. You can return to strenuous activities in six to eight weeks. You should avoid hitting nose for eight weeks.

BROW LIFT

WHAT IS A BROW LIFT?

A Brow Lift is a surgical procedure that tightens or alters the forehead and eyebrow regions to smooth the forehead, raise the upper eyebrows, and improve frown lines. Also called a forehead lift, a brow lift targets excess skin and sagging muscles to correct drooping brows and horizontal forehead lines. It can also lift upper eyelids.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Advances in brow lift surgery make it possible to perform the procedure through a variety of approaches, including endoscopy. Brow lift surgery is individualized for each patient. The surgical incisions used may vary with the technique selected by Dr. Rumer in order to meet your needs. Brow lifts are often done in combination with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to rejuvenate the upper face region, or with a facelift to provide a smoother look overall.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The endoscopic lift uses a tiny microscope and surgical instruments inserted through short incisions made in the scalp. Skin and underlying tissues are lifted and held in place with dissolvable sutures. The procedure generally takes an hour.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Sutures are normally removed within four to five days after surgery. Most patients return to non-strenuous work seven to 10 days following surgery. Strenuous activities and alcohol consumption can be resumed at approximately three weeks after surgery. Swelling, bruising, and soreness could take up to several weeks to dissipate.

EYELID SURGERY

WHAT IS EYELID SURGERY?

Eyelid Surgery (or blephararoplasty) is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and sometimes muscle from the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid or both eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below the eyes to restore a refreshed, youthful appearance.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Underlying fatty tissue that produces bagginess can be selectively removed or repositioned. Blepharoplasty can improve drooping skin and bagginess. It can help improve vision in older patients who have hooding of their upper eyelids. Blepharoplasty will not remove “crow’s feet” or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under the eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows that can be repaired with other procedures performed by the doctor.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia may be used, depending on the extent of surgery. Upper eyelid surgery requires a tiny incision through the natural crease lines above eyelashes to trim excess skin and fat. Ultra-fine sutures close the area. Lower eyelid surgery often requires a tiny incision underneath the eyelashes to lift loose skin before it’s trimmed and sutured. Most procedures take between 45 and 90 minutes.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Expect to apply cool compresses to the eye region for the first one to two hours following surgery, and check for bleeding. Sutures are typically removed after three days, and swelling usually lessens after 10 days, but bruising may last up to a month. Following surgery, keep the head elevated and avoid hanging it down for prolong periods of time. It may take two to three days to feel comfortable reading, working on the computer, and watching television. Avoid contact lenses for one to two weeks. Most patients go back to work within four to seven days, but sunglasses are recommended to shield from the temporary sunlight sensitivity often associated with this type of surgery.

VANQUISH WAIST REDUCTION

WHAT IS A VANQUISH WAIST REDUCTION?

VANQUISH is an FDA-approved, non-invasive, no-touch, deep-tissue heating procedure that uses radiofrequency(RF) energy to help destroy fat cells and slim your waistline. The VANQUISH treatment is an ideal option to target areas of the body that include the waistline, back fat, “muffin top,” and “love handles.” We recommend that patients have four to six treatments, a week apart, in order to maximize their results. Most patients realize a two-inch to five-inch reduction in their waist measurement upon completion of their treatment series.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

You are a perfect candidate for this procedure if you have that bulging waistline, back fat, “muffin top,” or “love handles” that just won’t budge. Unfortunately, you are not a candidate if you have permanent metallic implants in your body. The VANQUISH can treat all complexion types. Due to the fine design of the system there are virtually no side effects. Each session lasts 30 to 45 minutes. We recommend that patients have four to six treatments a week apart in order to maximize their results. Patients typically see results after the second or third session, but the maximum results are not seen until two weeks after your last session.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

It is very important for you to be well hydrated prior to the procedure. We will provide you with specific instructions. This helps the specially designed sensors identify your body fat more easily and better customize the amount of energy needed to zap the fat. It also helps your body eliminate the destroyed fat cells faster. Upon arrival for each treatment, the patient will be weighed and their BMI (Body Mass Index) will be measure. We will also take a measurement of the patient’s waist. Throughout the treatment the patient lies comfortably on a bed with the device positioned 1 cm to 2 cm from the skin in the targeted area. VANQUISH is able to selectively heat the fat cells while the surrounding tissue remain unaffected. Patients report that it feels warm, but not uncomfortable, somewhat like a mildly warm heating pad.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

There is absolutely NO DOWN TIME with this treatment. After your treatment you may experience some warmth, redness, and minor swelling in the treatment area that resolves quickly and you can go back to your daily routine immediately. There is NO PAIN and NO ANESTHETIC required with the VANQUISH treatment.

BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT

WHAT IS A BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT?

A Brazilian Butt Lift uses a combination of liposuction and fat grafting to enlarge the buttocks. Fatty tissue that has been liposuctioned is placed into the buttocks to enhance their size and shape.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

A Brazilian Butt Lift is not a surgical treatment for weight loss. The results of the Brazilian Butt Lift can vary. The amount of fatty tissue that survives and the amount of fatty tissue that is grafted lends to the overall result. Dr. Rumer utilizes a state-of-the-art liposuction system which harvests fat in a much less traumatic fashion than conventional liposuction. This system also prevents the fat from being exposed to air, which can destroy or damage the fat cells. With Dr. Rumer’s technique, approximately 90 to 95 percent of the fatty tissue that is transferred into the buttocks survives, in comparison to the 60 to 80 percent survival rate associated with conventional liposuction. Immediately after surgery, you will notice that your buttocks are larger. This enlargement is the result of two components: the fatty component that will live in its new environment producing the permanent change; and edema or swelling that occurs in an area of surgery. The edema will resolve over three to six weeks, leaving you with the final result. Post-operative weight gain will make your buttocks larger and weight loss will make your buttocks smaller after the procedure. Occasionally a patient will need two grafting sessions in order to obtain the fullness they desire.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Once under general anesthesia, you will undergo liposuction. Liposuctioning of the hips, the area below the buttocks, and the lower portion of the back are an essential part of the operation. Other areas may be liposuctioned as well, adding to the pool of fat that can be grafted back into your buttocks. Liposuctioning the lower back, hips, and the area below the buttocks reduces these areas, thus helping to accentuate the buttocks. Placing the liposuctioned fat into the buttocks increases the size of the buttocks, accentuating the definition of the buttocks even more. The combination leads to the most fullness possible with this technique.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

You will be placed in a compression garment immediately after your surgery. You must wear this garment 24 hours/day for the next four weeks. The first day is moderately uncomfortable. On day 2 to 5, tenderness rapidly resolves. You are able to move around the house more freely without assistance. From day 1 to 14, you must remain off your buttocks to help the transferred fatty tissue survive. After five to seven days, you may be able to return to work. Please consult with Dr. Rumer to discuss your return-to-work schedule. In two to three weeks, you may be able to increase activities such as walking, easy exercises on machines such as the stair step and/or treadmill. After six to eight weeks, you may be able to return to full exercise. Over your lifetime, continue with diet, exercise, and healthy lifestyle changes in order to retain the benefits from your surgery.

LIPOSUCTION

WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove unwanted deposits of lumpy, bulgy fat from specific areas of the body including the face, neck, upper arms, trunk, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, and ankles using slender metal tubes (cannulae) and a medical vacuum. The best candidates for liposuction are individuals of relatively normal weight who have excess fat in particular body areas.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Ideal candidates for liposuction are healthy, active, and within 12 to 15 percent of their ideal weight with relatively good skin tone and elasticity. For safety, three liters of fat is the maximum that can be removed during a single session, so some candidates choose to have a follow-up procedure, which must take place at least three months after the first.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Depending on the extent of removal, local or general anesthesia will be used. A tiny incision is made in the designated areas and a solution is injected; this diffuses through the targeted fat within 10 minutes. The solution numbs the area and reduces bleeding. The cannula is inserted and a medical vacuum pump sucks out fat; skin retracts onto the underlying tissues. The procedure takes 30 minutes to two hours. Patients receive intravenous fluids to prevent dehydration, and most go home a few hours after the surgery.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Expect to wear a compression garment around treated area 24 hours/day for up to three to four weeks, then 12 hours/day for the next three to four weeks. This will reduce swelling and ensure proper healing. Swelling and bruising may last for up to a month, and short-term water retention is possible. The treated area may feel hard (and in some cases have an orange hue) for two to three weeks following surgery due to scar tissue, which is part of the healing process and will settle over time. Final results should be apparent within three months. Most patients return to work one to five days after surgery. Expect to begin light cardio within seven days, moderate physical activity (including light strength training) in three weeks, and strenuous activity six weeks following surgery. Full recovery from swelling and bruising typically takes one to six months or more.

TUMMY TUCK

WHAT IS A TUMMY TUCK?

A tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that tightens and shrinks abdominal wall muscles and removes excess skin folds and fatty tissues from the middle and lower abdominal region. It’s often used post-pregnancy and in people who have lost excessive weight and have hanging belly skin. A mini-tuck is a less extensive surgery to tighten abdominal wall muscles and skin, resulting in a smaller scar in the bikini line.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

An abdominoplasty is not a surgical treatment for weight loss. If you have lost a lot of weight, or intend to lose weight, you should postpone all forms of body contouring surgery until you have reached a stable weight for six months or more. Be prepared to have some tummy tuck scarring along the incision line, above the pubic region, from hip to hip. Initially, it will be red, raised and bumpy and may take up to 18 months to fully settle. Mini-tummy tucks result in minimal scarring.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The surgical procedure uses general anesthesia, so the patient is fully asleep. During a full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), a long incision is made from hip to hip just above pubic region. The skin and fat is separated from the abdominal wall up to the belly button, and then an additional incision is made around the belly button to loosen surrounding tissue so that the skin and fat can be entirely lifted away from the abs. The stomach muscles are stitched together, crafting a tighter, firmer abdominal wall and smaller waist. Skin and fat are stretched down toward the pubic region, and extra tissue is trimmed. A new belly button hole is created, and two drainage tubes are temporarily installed under the skin to release excess fluids during the first 48 hours. Surgery typically takes three to five hours.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Expect to wear a compression garment around the waist and abdomen to reduce the post-op swelling and bleeding, and to walk tilted forward for the first two days so as not to pop the stomach sutures. Gradually, you will be allowed to walk at full posture. Drainage tubes are removed at your first post-op visit. Most patients return to work within 10 to 14 days of surgery. Expect to begin light cardio within seven days, moderate physical activity (including light strength training) in three weeks, and strenuous activity six weeks following surgery. Scars will flatten and fade between three months and two years after surgery.

THE DADDY MAKEOVER

WHAT IS THE DADDY MAKEOVER?

Let’s face it, having children may not take as large a physical toll on dads as it can on moms, but having children can be stressful and time consuming, causing you to age more rapidly and not have the time to take care of your appearance the way you would like. The Daddy Makeover says “it’s time for Dad to take care of himself for a change.” The makeover can involve as little as some BOTOX®, facial fillers, skin care procedures or hair restoration. It can involve as much as liposuction and a tummy tuck to get rid of those “love handles” and excess tummy skin.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

The Daddy Makeover can involve a variety of non-surgical and/or surgical procedures from head to toe, depending on what areas you want to improve. We recommend scheduling a consultation so that you and the doctor can discuss your goals and come up with a plan of action that will suit your lifestyle and get you where you want to be.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The procedure varies from patient to patient. Depending on the results you are looking to achieve, we may recommend a variety of options that could range from procedures performed right in our office with little to no downtime to surgical procedures that would have some amount of recovery time.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Again, recovery time will vary depending on the type of procedure(s) you are having done. The best way to plan is to schedule a consultation and set up a plan that will best specifically designed for you in order to achieve the results you are looking for. Remember, now that the family has been taken care of, it’s time for you to take care of yourself.

MALE BREAST REDUCTION

WHAT IS MALE BREAST REDUCTION?

This is a very popular procedure designed to treat a condition called gynecomastia or enlarged male breasts. The procedure reduces breast size, flattening and enhancing the chest contours, leaving you with a very masculine chest. You will be proud to take your shirt off at the beach!

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Abnormal growth of your chest tissue leaving you with enlarged breasts can be caused by a number of different factors – hormone changes, aging, weight loss, weight gain, genetics, medications, medical conditions, illegal drug use, and alcohol use. To maximize your outcome, you should be close to your ideal weight, be in good health, and, if you are a smoker, quit smoking before having the procedure performed.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

There are a variety of different ways the procedure can be performed depending on the amount of tissue that needs to be removed. All require general anesthesia. The procedure typically takes two hours to perform and you will go home the same day with a compression garment that you will leave in place for the first week.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

You will experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising after the surgery. This can be minimized with pain medication and rest. You will be seen back in the office one week after the procedure and sutures will be removed if necessary. You will continue to wear your compression garment, except when showering, for three more weeks. Most people are ready to return to all activities after four weeks. A return to work can be as early as a week after your surgery, depending on your profession.

DermaSweep™ Microdermabrasion

WHAT IS DERMASWEEP™ MICRODERMABRASION?

DermaSweep™ is a state-of-the-art, painless, particle-free microdermabrasion system that reduces early signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, photo damage, and acne while improving overall skin health.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

The DermaSweep™ micro-resurfacing system combines exfoliation with the delivery of topical solutions customized for each patient’s skincare needs. We recommend monthly treatments to achieve and maintain the best results. Depending on your skin’s condition, DermaSweep™ can be combined with chemical peels, Dermaplaning, DermaSweep™ (microdermabrasion) ClearLift™ Lunch Time Face Lift, or the IPL Photo Facial for even better results.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

DermaSweep™ multi-level micro-resurfacing system uses bristles along with vacuum for an effective exfoliation and blood flow stimulation. After the desired level of exfoliation, the skin is infused with paraben-free topical skin solutions or PeelFusions for total skin rejuvenation.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

You can resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment.

DERMAPLANING

WHAT IS DERMAPLANING?

Dermaplaning is a type of manual exfoliation that removes the outmost layers of dead skin cells as well as the fine vellus hair of the face.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Dermaplaning can be done alone or in conjunction with other treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser-based skin care. This procedure should be done every three to four weeks to maintain the results. Treating the skin in this manner actually removes about two to three weeks’ worth of dead skin cells. You should allow your skin to complete its normal skin cycle of approximately 21 to 30 days before repeating the treatment. Depending on your skin’s condition, Dermaplaning can be combined with chemical peels, DermaSweep™ (microdermabrasion), ClearLift™ Lunch Time Face Lift, or the IPL Photo Facial for even better results.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Dermaplaning is performed by using a scalpel to manually remove (by scraping) the dead skin cells from the epidermis. Dermaplaning will leave the skin vibrant and smooth.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Dermaplaning offers a mild exfoliation and therefore requires no recovery time. You may resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure.

REJUVAPEN™

WHAT IS REJUVAPEN™?

Rejuvapen™ is a small micro-needle device that creates invisible micro perforations into the epidermis, which activates cell regeneration to diminish wrinkles, scars, pore size, stretch marks, and more.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Rejuvapen™ is one of the newest technologies that treat a variety of skin concerns by activating the skin’s natural healing process. Rejuvapen™ can be combined with other topical treatments to achieve the best anti-aging results. A popular combination is with TruPRP which adds PRP (or stem cells) to the procedure. This is a Rumer Cosmetic Surgery exclusive called the OMG Facial™.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Rejuvapen™ utilizes nine micro-needles to create micro perforations which stimulate the skin’s natural healing process. As a result, more collagen and elastin is being reproduced.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Rejuvapen™ does not require at-home recovery time. Most patient report as having a mild sunburn. This effect diminishes within 24 hours.

CHEMICAL PEEL

WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PEEL?

A chemical peel is a solution that is applied to the skin that treats a variety of skin concerns such as sun damage, fine lines, deep wrinkles, acne, and acne scars.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

There are different types and strengths of chemical peels – superficial, medium, or deep. Each one of them treats a different skin concern. Mild chemical peels can be done once a month to exfoliate the skin and improve skin texture. If you have acne prone skin or hyper pigmentation, you should commit to a package of five to 10 peels in order to get the acne in control or to improve the discoloration. Depending on your skin’s condition, chemical peels can be combined with Dermaplaning, DermaSweep™ (microdermabrasion) ClearLift™ Lunch Time Face Lift, or the IPL Photo Facial for even better results.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

An acid solution is applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells. After the peel, the skin will look and feel regenerated.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Recovery time varies with each strength of chemical peel. In most cases, there will be no recovery time and you may resume your normal activities immediately. In other cases involving the use of higher-strength solutions, there will be two to three days of some degree of skin peeling.

ThermiSmooth™ NON-INVASIVE SKIN SMOOTHING

WHAT IS ThermiSmooth™ NON-INVASIVE SKIN SMOOTHING?

ThermiSmooth™ is a non-invasive radio frequency (RF) procedure that improves skin laxity and reduces fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth area.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

The ThermiSmooth™ procedure is painless, safe and effective. A series of three to four treatments is required for optimal results. This treatment stimulates the reproduction of collagen.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The procedure uses radio frequency (RF) to gently heat the tissue in a controlled way. As a result, it will increase skin thickness and improve skin quality.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

There is no recovery time with the ThermiSmooth™ procedure and you may resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment.

ClearLift™ LUNCH TIME FACELIFT

WHAT IS A ClearLift™ LUNCH TIME FACELIFT?

ClearLift™ is a painless, non-invasive laser technology that improves fine lines and wrinkles in the face, neck, chest, and hands. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes, just enough time to fit into your lunch break!

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

The ClearLift™ laser works deep beneath the skin to stimulate new collagen production. As a result, the skin will look lifted, younger and plumped. ClearLift™ is gentle enough to treat delicate skin areas like the eyes, mouth, and neck. Most patients see results after the first treatment, however three to five treatments spaced three weeks apart are recommended for optimal results. The procedure is totally painless!

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

ClearLift™ uses a 1064nm Q switched laser technology that delivers a controlled dermal injury without damaging the epidermis.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

There is no downtime with the ClearLift™ laser and you may resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment.

LASER360iQ™ AGE REVERSAL

WHAT IS LASER360iQ™ AGE REVERSAL?

Laser 360iQ™ Age Reversal combines one light and two laser technologies done over a period of 60 days for complete skin rejuvenation.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Laser 360iQ™ Age Reversal reverses sun damage, broken capillaries, fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, and acne scars for an overall younger and healthier looking skin.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Laser 360iQ™ Age Reversal will address multiple concerns with the combination of three different technologies. Clear Lift laser helps remodel collagen and enhances skin elasticity. IPL removes skin pigmentation and broken capillaries. Pixel reduces fine lines and wrinkles and improves skin tone and texture.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

There is little recovery time with Laser 360iQ™ Age Reversal.

IPL PHOTO FACIAL

WHAT IS AN IPL PHOTO FACIAL?

The IPL Photo Facial is gentle, non-ablative laser treatment using broad spectrum light to treat the face, chest, neck, and hands – virtually anywhere that sun damage shows. The IPL Photo Facial improves the appearance of photo-aged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries through a process called “photo rejuvenation” for face and body.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

IPL is a very effective treatment for rosacea, sun-damaged skin, age spots, broken capillaries, and acne scars.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

IPL delivers a broad spectrum of light energy beneath the epidermis which targets and destroys unwanted melanin spots and blood vessels for an even skin tone. After the treatment, you will see your age spots getting darker. Within a week, the spots will fade away. A minimum of three treatments is highly recommended for optimal results.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

This procedure is ideal for patients with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime and has an extremely low risk of side effects. You can resume your normal day to day activities immediately after the treatment.

VIRTUALLY PAINLESS HAIR REMOVAL

WHAT IS VIRTUALLY PAINLESS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

Laser hair removal is a nearly-painless procedure designed to remove unwanted hair permanently.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Any part of the body can be treated with our advanced laser technology including the most sensitive ones like the face, neck, and bikini area.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

This laser gently heats hair follicles until they can no longer produce any hair. Generally four to six treatments are necessary to achieve the best results.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

You can return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure.

TATTOO REMOVAL

WHAT IS LASER TATTOO REMOVAL?

Our Q-Switched laser provides a safe and effective tattoo removal by leaving skin looking natural.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Our Q-Switched technology is highly efficient with little side effects. Multiple treatments are necessary to completely remove a tattoo. The number of treatments is determined by the size, ink density, and the location of the tattoo.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The Q-Switched treatment delivers short pulses of intense light at a very high energy. These pulses break down the pigment into small particles, which are then removed by the body’s immune system.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

The recovery time per treatment is usually several days.

Pixel™ PRO SKIN RESURFACING

WHAT IS Pixel™ PRO SKIN RESURFACING?

Pixel™ Pro is a fractionated erbium laser that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, enlarged pores, and acne scars.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Pixel™ Pro is an ablative fractionated system that works deep in the underlying tissues Pixel™ Pro laser skin resurfacing will transform your skin to smooth and radiant.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Pixel™ Pro works by creating micro-perforations into the skin that penetrate deep into the dermis. As a result you will see increased collagen production and a more youthful appearance. We recommend three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart for optimal results.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Healing time is generally five to seven days.

INJECTABLE FILLERS

WHAT ARE INJECTIBLE FILLERS?

Injectable Fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent. The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.

Dermal fillers can be used to:

  • Plump thin lips
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars

Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

For some patients, surgery such as a facelift, brow lift, or eye lift may be the best approach. Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, such as soft tissue fillers, cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time when consideration of a facelift becomes appropriate. Rumer Cosmetic Surgery offers the following Injectable Fillers:

  • Juvéderm® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. It is injected in the skin to add volume to aging skin.
  • Radiesse® is a next-generation cosmetic dermal filler. It is used for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles, restoring a natural, youthful look in an easy, convenient treatment. Numerous medical studies have shown that Radiesse is a safe treatment to fill and correct smile lines, nasolabial folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
  • Belotero® is a protective and lubricating gel-like substance that is produced naturally by the body. As we age, our skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid decreases, causing the skin to thin and eventually to sag. Wrinkles and furrows then form. Belotero replaces some of that lost hyaluronic acid, giving treated skin a smoother, more youthful appearance.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

You’ll feel a pricking sensation as the filler is injected. Most patients do not experience much, if any, discomfort during the procedure, but you can request a topical anesthetic if you’re very sensitive to needles.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

You may resume activities as usual, but do not rub or massage the injected area for a while. The filler could possibly be moved from the injected site if it is manipulated too soon after injection. Scars, deep lines and wrinkles may require more than one injection, or a deep injection into the dermis, for nasolabial folds, marionette lines, or cheek enhancement. You will probably experience redness, bruising, and swelling for at least a few days, but can usually be covered with makeup. Some people have also experienced red and/or thickened nodules that arise from the injected sites, and these may last for several weeks.

BOTOX

WHAT IS BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.

BOTOX® is a simple, nonsurgical, treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

If you are unable to frown but still have lines in that area, you may need fillers or kin resurfacing as well. What you do after BOTOX® and how you take care of your skin is very important. Here are some things you should and shouldn’t do after getting BOTOX® injections:

  • Don’t touch your skin where the BOTOX® was injected. Avoid rubbing and massaging the treated area for 24 hours because you don’t want to make the BOTOX® spread to other unintended muscles.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity.
  • Avoid consuming large amounts of alcohol.
  • Avoid getting facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, etc. for 24 hours.
  • Avoid taking the blood thinning medications.
  • If you get a BOTOX® bruise, topical vitamin K and arnica can help
  • Go back for touch-ups if you need it or are unsatisfied with your results.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within a week there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to four months. Results may vary.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

BOTOX® Cosmetic Often begins to work within three to five days. However, you may not see the full result until 10 to 14 days. BOTOX® usually takes about a week to work and then lasts for several months.

OMG SHOT™ FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (ED) TREATMENT

WHAT IS THE OMG SHOT™ FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (ED) TREATMENT?

The OMG Shot™ (Orgasm Shot) is a procedure trademarked by Dr. Rumer that uses your own body’s growth factors to rejuvenate your erectile tissue. It is a non-surgical procedure that uses your own growth factors to stimulate your penis to “wake up” the Orgasm System. It has been named the OMG Shot™ because we have seen patients shout “OMG” when they experience the results.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

There have been a number of attempts at treatment strategies in the past that have involved surgery or injecting foreign bodies into this area to try to achieve the same effect. The beauty of the OMG Shot™ is it involves the injection of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) which is derived from your own blood thus minimizing potential side effects. Patients will see their penis become immediately larger, stronger and straighter. You will have increased circulation. You will see other therapies like Viagra or Cialis working better(or you may no longer need them). You will have increased sensation. Damage done by diabetes will be corrected.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The procedure is performed in the office and usually takes 30 to 40 minutes. The patient is placed in a comfortable position. A numbing cream is applied to the area on the penis. Blood is drawn from the arm (just like when you have a blood test done). The blood is placed in a centrifuge isolating the Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) which contains all of the wonderful growth factors that will restore form and function. Once the area is fully numb the growth factors are injected using a very tiny needle. The patent may experience a small amount of burning or pressure. Following the procedure you can resume your usual activity.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

The best part of this procedure is NO recovery time. Patients are encouraged to have sexual relations that evening! It is really virtually painless and because the PRP is liquid, it goes deep into erectile tissue, so really no swelling. You will be given a penile stimulator and instructed on its use to further enhance your results. Many have experienced enhanced size and erection immediately however, the best results typically occur approximately three to four weeks later as growth factors rejuvenate the tissue. Growth can continue for up to 12 weeks. And if you want further enhancement you can receive a second injection in four to eight weeks that will truly leave you saying “OMG!”

NEOGRAFT SCALP HAIR TRANSPLANT

WHAT IS A NEOGRAFT SCALP HAIR TRANSPLANT?

We understand that hair loss for both men and women can have an enormous effect on your self esteem. We also know previous techniques were painful, left ugly scars, had a lot of downtime and didn’t always give the best results. The Neograft Hair Transplant system uses FUE(follicular unit extraction)which is advanced automated technology. It is the least invasive technique available with minimal down time.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

The Neograft uses FDA-approved vacuum technology and is calibrated to gently and accurately extract follicular units. Larger volumes of hair can be grafted at a single session As a result, when compared to other hair transplant techniques it is less painful, less invasive, has decreased overall cost, has much higher percentage of hair regrowth, and there are no scalpels, sutures or linear scars involved. It gives the patient superior natural looking results…No one will ever know.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The procedure is performed in our state-of-the-art surgical facility. The area will be marked with temporary ink to outline the final result and the patient will be asked to verify all markings are to their satisfaction. The FUEs will be extracted from the donor site after the area has been numbed with local anesthesia. Once all the FUEs have been extracted, the area of the head will be numbed with local anesthesia and the grafts will be implanted. When the procedure is completed, you will have a bandage on the donor site, which can even be hidden by growing your hair long enough to camouflage it. You go home that same day with minimal pain.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

The beauty of this procedure compared to other techniques is there is little to no downtime. Most people return to work the very next day. The donor site hair will be nicely grown in by two weeks. It is important to know that hair grows in cycles. Shortly after your transplant process, the transplanted hairs will fall out and your scalp will look like it did before the grafting. Don’t PANIC! The hairs will follow their growth cycle and start to regrow at three months. At nine months to one year, you will see full growth.

EYEBROW HAIR TRANSPLANTS

WHAT ARE EYEBROW HAIR TRANSPLANTS?

This is a very precise procedure performed on both men and women using our automated Follicular Unit Extractive (FUE) Hair Transplant System called the Neograft. This system uses a superior vacuum extraction technique to expertly harvest hairs from the back of your head. This technique does not leave any nasty scars on the back of your head. In fact, once the hair grows back in the donor area, you can’t even tell the follicles were ever extracted. The FUEs are then meticulously transplanted so the new eyebrow cannot be distinguished from natural ones.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

This procedure is perfect for anyone who has partial or patchy eyebrows, scarring in this area, unnatural looking tattooing, medical or genetic conditions which can cause hair loss, and more.
It is very important that you be very selective when choosing a specialist to perform your eyebrow transplant. Eyebrow hair restoration requires expert technique, artistic ability, precision, and significant experience. The hairs of the eyebrow grow in a pattern at different angles and they must be transplanted in this fashion to give that natural look. Eyebrow hairs also grow in cycles and even though the hair is harvested from your head, in a few cycles your transplanted hair will grow exactly like eyebrow hairs. It’s AMAZING!

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The procedure is performed in our state-of-the-art surgical facility. The area will be marked with temporary ink to outline the final result and the patient will be asked to verify all markings are to their satisfaction. The FUEs will be extracted from the donor site after the area has been numbed with local anesthesia. Once all the FUEs have been extracted, the area of the eyebrow will be numbed with local anesthesia and the grafts will be implanted. When the procedure is completed, you will have a bandage on the donor site, which can even be hidden by growing your hair long enough to camouflage it. You go home that same day with minimal pain.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

The beauty of this procedure compared to other techniques is there is little to no downtime. Most people return to work the very next day. The donor site hair will be nicely grown in by two weeks. It is important to know that hair grows in cycles. Shortly after your transplant process, the transplanted hairs will fall out and your eyebrow will look like it did before the grafting. Don’t PANIC! The hairs will follow their growth cycle and start to regrow in three months. At nine months to one year, you will see full growth.

BEARD HAIR TRANSPLANTS

WHAT ARE BEARD HAIR TRANSPLANTS?

Beards are in, so if you are unable to grow thick warm fuzz, don’t feel left out in the cold. We have the answer for you – The Neograft Beard Hair Transplant. This is a very precise procedure performed using our automated Follicular Unit Extractive (FUE) Hair Transplant System called the Neograft. This system uses a superior vacuum extraction technique to expertly harvest hairs from the back of your head. This technique does not leave any nasty scars and it’s virtually pain-free. In fact, once the hair grows back in the donor area, you can’t even tell the follicles were ever extracted. The FUEs are then meticulously transplanted so the new beard growth cannot be distinguished from natural growth.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

This procedure is perfect for anyone who has a partial or patchy beard, scarring in this area, or just can’t grow a beard. It is very important that you be very selective when choosing a specialist to perform your beard hair transplant. Beard hair restoration requires expert technique, artistic ability, precision, and significant experience. The hairs of the beard grow in a pattern at different angles and they must be transplanted in this fashion to give that natural look. Beard hairs also grow in cycles, and even though the hair is harvested from your head, in a few cycles your transplanted hair will grow exactly like your beard hair. It’s AMAZING!

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The procedure is performed in our state-of-the-art surgical facility. The area will be marked with temporary ink to outline the final result and the patient will be asked to verify all markings are to their satisfaction. The FUEs will be extracted from the donor site after the area has been numbed with local anesthesia. Once all the FUEs have been extracted, the area of the face will be numbed with local anesthesia and the grafts will be implanted. When the procedure is completed, you will have a bandage on the donor site that can even be hidden by growing your hair long enough to camouflage it. You go home that same day with minimal pain.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

The beauty of this procedure compared to other techniques is there is little to no downtime. Most people return to work the very next day. The donor site hair will be nicely grown in by two weeks. There is no long painful stapled incision and no scarring. It is important to know that hair grows in cycles. Shortly after your transplant process, the transplanted hairs will fall out and your beard will look like it did before the grafting. Don’t PANIC! The hairs will follow their growth cycle and start to regrow in three months. At nine months to a year, you will see full growth.

HAIR RESTORATION (no transplantation)

WHAT IS HAIR RESTORATION WITHOUT TRANSPLANTATION?

This procedure is perfect for anyone who has thinning hair and is not interested in having hair transplanted.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Hair Regeneration appears to reverse the hair thinning cycle and stops continued hair loss when injected into the skin at different levels including the dermal and fatty layer. It appears that Dr. Rumer’s Hair Regeneration system helps the body’s production of hair follicle adult stem cells called progenitor cells. Progenitor cells are known to decrease in people who are suffering from hair loss as published by studies from the University of Pennsylvania. This Hair Regeneration appears to restore the cells and signals that are sent from the dermal papillae to the bulge area of the hair follicles to produce and continue growing hair. Hair that was previously thinning and weak grows progressively thicker and stronger. It has also been observed that hairs that were gray become darker after treatment. The hair follicles become healthier and more active, producing thicker and thicker hair. This reverses the previous hair loss problem where the hair follicle activity lessened and hair became progressively thinner. The Hair Regeneration treatment is so effective in thickening hair that many people who undergo the treatment don’t feel they need a hair transplant. Dr. Rumer performs hair transplant in patients with more advanced hair loss. The Hair Regeneration system makes hair transplant surgery more successful by:

  • Improving graft survival.
  • Thickening hair that was thinning.
  • Improving donor area healing.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Blood is drawn in our office as though you are having routine blood testing at your primary care physician’s office. The blood is spun in a centrifuge and the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma, otherwise known as stem cells) is separated and removed from the rest of the blood.
The PRP is taken from your body and is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration. After centrifugation, the platelets and other vital growth proteins raise to the top of the tube. Under a topical anesthesia, a special micro needling device is used to stimulate the dermis of the scalp. This micro needling stimulation causes micro trauma to the dermis that induces other healing and growth repair cells into action. The highly concentrated PRP is then injected into the scalp and applied topically.
The PRP contains many growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle’s growth. PRP can be used preoperatively, intraoperatively, or post operatively. Some patient’s chose to have PRP performed every three to four months as early data suggests regular or semiannual PRP treatments can stimulate hair growth.

FACIAL FEMINIZATION SURGERY (FFS)

WHAT IS FACIAL FEMINIZATION SURGERY?

FFS is typically a collection of surgical and non-surgical procedures designed to naturally feminize a patient’s appearance, giving them the features they should have be born with. FFS can involve any combination of the following depending on each individuals needs: hairline advancement; browlift; forehead contouring; orbital rim contouring; eyelid surgery; cheek augmentation; rhinoplasty; upper lip lift; chin augmentation; neck lift; face lift; or tracheal shave. It can also include non-surgical injectibles like Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse,or Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP).

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

There are specific features that distinguish a masculine appearance from a feminine appearance.

Female

  1. Hairline : gently curved
  2. Forehead : shorter and flatter
  3. Brow : delicate arching, minimal bony prominence
  4. Eyebrow : thin, arched
  5. Eyes : larger
  6. Nose : narrower, shorter, delicate
  7. Lips : fuller, curvier, top turned up
  8. Cheeks : fuller, apple-like
  9. Chin/Jaw : delicate, oval shape
  10. Trachea : flat, smooth

Male

  1. Hairline : M shaped
  2. Forehead : higher and angled backward
  3. Brow : flat, thick, heavy, bony prominence
  4. Eyebrow : thick, bushy, flat
  5. Eyes : smaller and deep set
  6. Nose : long, strong, wide, prominent
  7. Lips : thin, flat
  8. Cheeks : flat, depressed
  9. Chin/Jaw : angled, prominent
  10. Trachea : protruding and bulky

FFS will transform those features that are more masculine and make them naturally feminine allowing you to feel authentic and to feel you are finally in the place where “THE BODY TOUCHES THE SOUL.”

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The process will begin with a private consultation with Dr. Rumer. At that time, she will perform a complete evaluation and together you will devise a plan that will help you to achieve the exact results you are looking to obtain. Most FFS procedures are done under general anesthesia in the hospital or surgicenter and are done on an outpatient basis, so you will be asleep for the procedure and you will go home the same day. The amount of time you will spend in surgery varies from procedure to procedure and will be longer if you have decided to have multiple procedures done at the same time.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Recovery times vary with procedures. Typically expect to be resting and relaxing the first week after your surgery You have some swelling and bruising which will all go away quickly. You should be able to go back to work in one to two weeks or sooner provided your work is not too strenuous. You can resume strenuous activity in four weeks.

MTF BREAST AUGMENTATION

WHAT IS MTF BREAST AUGMENTATION?

This is a procedure specifically designed for male-to-female patients that can provide patients with expertly augmented and contoured feminine breasts – the breasts you were always meant to have.

A surgical procedure is performed to enlarge the breasts by inserting a breast implant either behind the breast tissue or partially or completely under the chest muscles. Incisions are made to keep scars as inconspicuous as possible, usually under the breast along your natural skin fold. The method of implant selection and size, along with surgical approach for inserting and positioning breast implants, will depend on your preferences, your anatomy and Dr. Rumer’s recommendation.

Breast augmentation increases the breasts’ size or shape with implants. Silastic (silicone polymer) is used for outer shell of all implants, but there are various fillers, including saline and silicone. Silicone gel is used predominantly these days to create the most natural feel. During the consultation, Dr. Rumer will suggest which procedure she thinks best suits the candidate.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Although most breast implants will last a lifetime, some implants may to be replaced after about 10 years. There are two locations where the implant may be placed – submuscular and subglandular. Submuscular indicates between the chest muscle wall and rib cage, and is often used in small-breasted women. It provides extra padding, creating a natural look while decreasing potential scarring. Subglandular indicates in front of the pectoralis muscle and under the breast tissue. The subglandular procedure is typically recommended for larger-breasted women, as the outline of the implant may show through skin of smaller breasts, especially in thin-skinned women. There are three types of incisions used for inserting breast implants – the inframammary, the peri-areola, and the axillary. Dr. Rumer recommends the inframammary incision method in that it is made under the breast, at the fold or crease line, which naturally hides the scar. This incision method also permits immediate access to the breast for precise implant placement. All sutures are under the skin.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Once general anesthesia has been administered and has taken effect, the inframammary incision, about 3 cm long, is made. A pocket is then made behind each breast (either submuscular or subglandular). The breast implants will then be placed in these pockets and positioned for optimal appearance and symmetry. After comparing both breasts to ensure proper implant placement, Dr. Rumer will close the incisions with stitches.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Most patients can walk delicately and do light daily activities the day after surgery. It’s advised to take it easy and avoid stretching and heavy lifting during the first seven to 10 days. You can return to non-strenuous work within three to seven days. Driving is possible after a week. Most swelling, bruising and soreness is gone within four to six weeks. You can return to strenuous activities in six to eight weeks. Plan on being cautious for the first two months. Your final bra size can be determined within 10 to 12 weeks. The scar will continue to fade for up to two years.

MTF GENDER REASSIGNMENT SURGERY

WHAT IS MTF GRS?

This is male-to-female gender reassignment surgery. This procedure is for transgender females who wish to have the vagina they should have been born with.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Dr. Rumer performs a one-stage modified penile inversion vaginoplasty. Having a strong background in engineering and fine arts, she is able to design a result that has an authentic appearance with excellent depth, function and sensation – a result perfectly suited to your anatomy. In addition, Dr. Rumer’s technique does not require electrolysis or laser hair removal of the genital area before surgery and there is NO regrowth.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

The procedure is done while you are asleep under general anesthesia. It takes approximately four hours to perform. Following the procedure, you will be admitted to the hospital for three days of strict bed rest while your new vagina heals. After the three days of bed rest, you will be discharged with a catheter in your bladder, some vaginal packing and two drains. One week from your surgery, you will return to the office in order to have the catheter, vaginal packing and drains removed. At that time you will be given your dilators with full instructions on the dilation schedule and lifetime instructions for the care of your new vagina.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Patients are asked to rest and relax for the first week after surgery. It is very important to diligently follow your dilation schedule to maximize your results. After the first follow-up visit, patients can begin to get back to normal daily activities, but strenuous activity is not recommended until six weeks after surgery.

MTF BODY CONTOURING

WHAT IS MTF BODY CONTOURING?

Body Contouring involves a combination of liposuction and fat grafting to enlarge the hips and buttocks. Fatty tissue can be removed from any part of the body to slim down or sculpt those areas and placed in your buttocks and hips to give you the curves you were born to have.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Body contouring is not a surgical weight loss treatment. It is designed to do exactly what it says -body contouring. The amount of fatty tissue that survives and the amount of fatty tissue that is grafted lends to the overall result. Dr. Rumer utilizes a state-of-the-art liposuction system which harvests fat in a much less traumatic fashion than conventional liposuction. This system also prevents the fat from being exposed to air, which will destroy or damage the fat cells. With Dr. Rumer’s technique, approximately 90 to 95 percent of the fatty tissue that is transferred into the hips and buttocks survives in comparison to the 60 to 80 percent survival rate associated with conventional procedures. Immediately after surgery, you will notice that your buttocks are larger. This enlargement is the result of two components: the fatty component that will live in its new environment producing the permanent change; and edema or swelling that occurs in an area of surgery. The edema will resolve over three to six weeks, leaving you with the final result. Post-operative weight gain will make your buttocks larger and weight loss will make your buttocks smaller after the procedure. Occasionally a patient will need two grafting sessions in order to obtain the fullness they desire.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

Once under general anesthesia, you will undergo liposuction. Liposuctioning of abdomen, the area below the buttocks, and the lower portion of the back are an essential part of the operation. Other areas may be liposuctioned as well, adding to the pool of fat that can be grafted back into your buttocks and hips. Liposuctioning the lower back, abdomen and the area below the buttocks reduces these areas, thus helping to accentuate the buttocks and hips. Placing the liposuctioned fat into the buttocks and hips increases their size, giving you the curviness you are looking for. This is an outpatient procedure, so you will go home the same day.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

You will be placed in a compression garment immediately after your surgery. You must wear this garment 24 hours/day for the next week. The first day is moderately uncomfortable. On day 2 to 5, tenderness rapidly resolves. You are able to move around the more freely without assistance. From day 1 to 14, you must remain off your buttocks to help the transferred fatty tissue survive. Your first follow up appointment is one week after surgery. At that visit your garment will be removed, and you will be able to shower. You will continue to wear your garment 24/7 except when showering. You should be able to return to work after the first week provided your responsibilities are not too strenuous. No strenuous activity for four to six weeks. Over your lifetime, continue with diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle changes in order to retain the benefits from your surgery.

FTM CHEST MASCULINIZATION

WHAT IS FTM CHEST MASCULINIZATION?

This is a procedure specifically designed for female-to-male patients which can provide patients with an expertly flattened and contoured masculine chest – the chest you were always meant to have.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Dr.Rumer has a strong background in engineering and fine arts prior to becoming a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. As a result, she offers a variety of customized techniques which she will utilize based on your current anatomy to create the chest you have dreamed of. If you currently have a very small chest, liposuction with a small crescent incision will most likely be the procedure to give you the result you are looking for. If you are larger, then a periareolar or keyhole may be perfect for you. If you are still larger you will be a candidate for a double incisions. Dr. Rumer will perform a full evaluation of you and discuss your goals and together you will agree on a plan to meet your goals and maximize your outcome. Remember, you will always get your best result if you are close to your ideal weight before surgery.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

All procedures are done at the surgicenter or hospital under general anesthesia and you go home the same day. All patients are marked before the procedure and verify they are happy with the markings.

Liposuction with or without small incision:

Your chest will be liposuctioned with our state of the art power assisted system and a small incision made need to be made after to reduce nipple or areolar size. You will have a compression garment.

Periareolar or Keyhole:

An incision will be made around your nipple areolar complex and all of the tissue will be removed underneath. There will be sutures around the nipple areolar complex that will dissolve on their own. You will go home with a compression garment.

Double incision with free nipple grafts:

An incision is made under the large mound of tissue and all excess tissue is removed. An incision is made on top and then the incision is sewn together. The nipple areolar complex is then grafted onto the chest wall. Patients will go home with drains and compression garments.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

You will experience some discomfort, swelling and bruising after the surgery. This can be minimized with pain medication and rest. You will be seen back in the office a week after the procedure and sutures and drains will be removed if necessary. You will continue to wear your compression garment except when showering for three more weeks. Most people are ready to return to all activities after four weeks. A return to work can be as early as a week after your surgery, depending on the responsibilities of your profession.

FTM BODY CONTOURING

WHAT IS FTM BODY CONTOURING?

Body Contouring involves a couple of different procedures to masculinize your body. These that can be performed at the same time or separately depending on your anatomy and your goals. The procedures involved are the abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) if you have too much extra skin, and liposuction if you are looking to contour any areas to make them look more masculine. You can combine this with buttock fat grafting. Say goodbye to that flat and flabby butt and end up with nice tight grapefruit-shaped cheeks that will definitely be squeezable.

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Not everyone is a candidate for these procedures. Body contouring procedures are not weight loss procedures, they are sculpting procedures, so it is very important that you be near your ideal weight before having them done so you will maximize your outcome. Each of these procedures has a small number of potential complications, which should be avoided if you follow your pre-operative and post-operative instructions. During your consultation, Dr. Rumer will perform a full evaluation and together you can discuss which procedures will help you to achieve the masculine physique have always wanted.

 

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

All body contouring procedures are done under general anesthesia and are performed on an outpatient basis. The length of time varies depending on the specific procedure you are having performed. Once the procedure is finished, you will be fitted with a compression garment that is specific to your procedure. If you have had a tummy tuck, you will have drains to care for that will be removed at your first post-op visit. If you have had liposuction with no fat grafting, you will just have a compression garment. If you have had buttock fat grafting, you will have a special butt-less garment and you will be asked to not sit directly on the grafted area.

 

HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

For any of the body contouring procedures, you will be asked to rest and relax the first week. You will be given pain medication, but the soreness gets better every day. Your garment will be removed at the first post-op and you can shower. For those who have had tummy tucks, the drains will be removed and you can shower. Your compression garment will be warn 24/7 except when showering for a total of four weeks from your procedure. You should be able to return to work after the first week provided your responsibilities do not involve strenuous activity. You can resume full exercise activities at four to six weeks.

GENDER REASSIGNMENT SURGERY (GRS)

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OTHER COSMETIC PROCEDURES AVAILABLE TO THE TRANSGENDERED MALE

List with links of the other applicable cosmetic procedures offered by RCS to the transgendered male. These would be procedures contained in IA paragraph 4.7 (minus 4.7.6).

FACE AND NECK FOR MEN

ThermiTight™ Neck Lift | Face Lift | Nose Surgery | Brow Lift | Eyelid Surgery

BODY FOR MEN

Vanquish Waist Reduction | Brazilian Butt Lift | Liposuction | Tummy Tuck | Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

SKIN CARE FOR MEN

DermaSweep™ Microdermabrasion | Dermaplaning | Rejuvapen™ | Chemical Peels | OMG Facial™ | OMG Face Lift™

LASER TREATMENTS FOR MEN

ThermiSmooth™ Non-Invasive Skin Smoothing | ClearLift™ Lunch Time Face Lift | Laser360iQ™ Age Reversal | IPL Photo Facial | Virtually Painless Hair Removal | Laser Tattoo Removal | Pixel™ Pro Skin Resurfacing

INJECTABLE FILLERS FOR MEN

Injectable Fillers | Botox