Dr. Galitz performs each of his facelift procedures under oral sedation and local anesthesia. The reason for this is simple - safety. After 30 years of face lift surgery, Dr. Galitz has developed an excellent and proven system for performing full and mid facelift procedures without the risks and downsides associated with general anesthesia. Patients receive oral sedation medications such as Ambien and Valium, and then 30-60 minutes later, a virtually painless procedure can be performed with local infiltration of anesthetic. Just two hours later, the patient can travel home if accompanied by a spouse, relative, or friend. In most cases a patient is healed, presentable and out with friends in approximately ten days.
Commonly called upper or lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Galitz performs all eyelid cosmetic procedures under oral sedation and a local anesthetic such as Xylocaine. The procedure takes 1 to 2 hours and patients go home 1 hour after surgery. Patients are presentable and back to work in typically 5 to 7 days or less.
Dr. Galitz performs tip rhinoplasty and minimally invasive rhionplasty procedures. His colleague, Dr. Epstein, performs all IV sedation cases for more complex nose and rhinoplasty procedures. Nasal cases are most often done with intravenous sedation and a local infiltration of Xylocaine. Rhinoplasty is the most complex facial plastic procedure and should be trusted to a specialist. Both Dr. Galitz and Dr. Epstein are board certified facial plastic surgeons with over 40 years of combined experience performing an average of 200 rhinoplasty procedures every year. Procedures typically las around 1 to 2 hours and patients can go home as soon as 1 hour after surgery. Packing, if any, is minimal and removed in 48 hours. The splint is removed around days 5-7 and patients resume regular activities in 10 days or less in most cases.
The anesthesia is either intravenous or local depending on the patients desire. Once again, most patients are back to regular activities in 5 to 7 days. There are several methods of brow lifting and Dr. Galitz uses more advanced and modern techniques that minimize scarring, including offering bi-lateral brow lifts, direct browlifts, and others depending on the patients. Contact our offices to learn about wich option may be best for you.
Dr. Galitz is a world leader in lip augmentation, reduction and lifting. Having performed more lip reductions, augmentations, and lifts than nearly any facial plastic surgeon in the country, people travel from throughout the world to have Dr. Galitz perform these meticulous procedures. Most lip augmentation is done by dermal-fat grafting. This procedure, which permanently enlarges a patient's lips with her/his own living tissue, was invented and developed by Dr. Galitz personally over the past 20 years. The procedure is done under local anesthesia and in 5 days most patients resume regular activity. Contact us for more information about Dr. Galitz' experience as a world leader in lip procedures.
Our office provides the full range of fillers (like Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane and more) and paralyzing agents (Botox, Dysport). We also provide a VIP Rewards program so patients can earn discounts on future treatments. Additionally, Dr. Galitz provides a monthly "Day of Beauty" where discounts are offered off of filler and injectible products in an inviting and warm environment at his brand new, beautiful offices in Aventura.
Dr. Galitz is a world leader in cheek implants (as well as buccal fat removal for those seeking less volume in the cheek area). Patients love that the procedure can be done under local anesthesia and that the incision to place the implant is completely hidden as it is made through the interior cheek through a small incision inside the mouth. Recovery from this one hour procedure is just 5 days on average and results are very natural.
Performed under local anesthesia and taking about 1 hour, chin implants are a great way to accentuate the face or to create volume for those with a naturally soft chin. Dr. Galitz specializes in this procedure creating natural looking results using only the finest anatomical implants. The tiny incision is hidden beneath the chin. Patients can go back to work and regular activities in about 5 days. Chine Augmentation is often the best procedure to add balance to facial proportions.
Dr. Galtiz and Aventura Plastic Surgery have decades of experience in the full range of laser treatments. CO2 Fraxel, Erbium, Hair removal, and Tattoo removal are all done with simple anesthesia and rapid recovery times. All skin problems from aging to excess hair growth are treated by different laser options. Contact us for a complimentary consultation to determine which laser option is best for your skin type and goals.
For over 25 years, Dr. Galitz has performed corrective surgery on the the residual and post-operative deformaties from Mohs' skin cancer surgery. Dr. Galitz takes great pride in these procedures, which are often partially or fully covered by the patient's insurance. Additionally, Dr. Galitz, at his conveniently located and brand new Aventura Plastic Surgery offices also performs direct excision of skin cancers when indicated.
Otoplasty, corrective aesthetic surgery of the ear is done under local anesthesia and takes 1 to 2 hours to perform. The surgery takes special training and experience. Dr. Galitz, as a board certified facial plastic surgeon has performed hundres of these challenging procedures, which achieve impressive and natural results for patients seeking to move their ears into a more natural position. Dr. Galitz performs this procedure for a large number of children as well as adults with this problem and most are back to school or work in 5 days.
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