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Mr. Frank J. Ferrin

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Frank Ferrin is a cosmetic medicine and surgery specialist practicing in Coral Gables, Fl. Dr. Ferrin specializes in the enhancement of appearance. Improving aesthetic, symmetry and proportion are key goals in cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic medicine has nothing to do with these specific areas not functioning properly; therefore, this elective field solely focuses on aesthetics and anti-aging.
Mr. Frank J. Ferrin
  • Coral Gables, Fl
  • Louisiana State University
  • Accepting new patients

What's involved in an eyelid lift?

Fairly simple approach by carefully pinching excess skin in upper eye lids resecting redundant skin and closing with linear absorbable sutures.

Are there any risks with lip injections?

Lip enhancement should be subtle and gradual. This to avoid any exaggerated look. Using threads for the outlines and complementing with one of several products available can give READ MORE
Lip enhancement should be subtle and gradual. This to avoid any exaggerated look. Using threads for the outlines and complementing with one of several products available can give a natural and beautiful result.

Does a fall mark heal on its own, or do I need plastic surgery?

Different scars heal differently. If stitches were used, then usually the scar is neater. So, it really depends on how you treat that scar. There are several treatments that can READ MORE
Different scars heal differently. If stitches were used, then usually the scar is neater. So, it really depends on how you treat that scar. There are several treatments that can improve the healing and improve the residual scar.

Even after a lip surgery, my lips are not in perfect shape. What should I do?

Lip shape and volume can be tricky using collagen threads and volumization with fillers may help with the shaping and symmetry.

Does a hair transplant require invasive surgery?

Hair transplantation is now quite advanced. Using robotic technology and other advancements makes this procedure very benign and non-invasive. Be ready for a 7-10 hour session READ MORE
Hair transplantation is now quite advanced. Using robotic technology and other advancements makes this procedure very benign and non-invasive. Be ready for a 7-10 hour session and some slight discomfort, and get your check book ready (a bit pricey at $10,000-15,000). Results vary, but overall are very satisfactory with nice cosmetic improvement!

What is a mommy makeover?

A "mommy makeover" has many possibilities such as: increased cellulite in the thighs and buttocks, stretch marks, and belly pouch. Other issues of more importance regarding health READ MORE
A "mommy makeover" has many possibilities such as: increased cellulite in the thighs and buttocks, stretch marks, and belly pouch. Other issues of more importance regarding health could be: urinary incontinence, loose vaginal tissue, irregular tears, or problems contouring of vulva and perineum due to birth trauma. Each case needs to be evaluated individually.

What exactly does a 'cool sculpting' procedure entail?

Cool sculpting is a fat-eliminating procedure that is totally non-invasive, and it is excellent for small areas of concern in the lower abdomen, flanks, back, and thighs. The area READ MORE
Cool sculpting is a fat-eliminating procedure that is totally non-invasive, and it is excellent for small areas of concern in the lower abdomen, flanks, back, and thighs. The area with unwanted fat is mapped out and the appropriate applicator is chosen. Fat within the applicator will be "frozen," and this kills the fat cells and your own body will process the dead cells through the body's purification system known as the lymphatic system. The fat that is destroyed is actually about 25% of the treated area, so that two or more sessions may be required for total destruction of unwanted sections of fat. The fat that is eliminated, WILL NOT reappear at any time in the treated areas, so that over the course of 1-2-3 treatments, gradual reduction of fat is achieved, and excellent contouring is the result.

What is the best treatment to get rid of stretch marks?

stretch marks can be tough there are many options, all of which involve buffing off the marks these treatments whether with lasers or micro needling or whatever option you READ MORE
stretch marks can be tough

there are many options, all of which involve buffing off the marks

these treatments whether with lasers or micro needling or whatever option you choose require time and several sessions to improve the look

you may never get rid of all the scars but most of the time the improvement is significant

I want to correct my deviated nose. What will be the procedure?

absolutely "nose jobs" were quite the rage some 20 years ago. The technique is very well established and results are usually very good Definitely find a good plastic surgeon, READ MORE
absolutely

"nose jobs" were quite the rage some 20 years ago. The technique is very well established and results are usually very good

Definitely find a good plastic surgeon, perhaps, one that does just faces for best results

What could be the best option for correcting baldness?

Best treatment these days is "Stem Cell" therapy associated with micro needling and PRP (platelet rich plasma), this is less expensive than implants but has to be repeated 2 or READ MORE
Best treatment these days is "Stem Cell" therapy associated with micro needling and PRP (platelet rich plasma), this is less expensive than implants but has to be repeated 2 or 3 times per year to maintaining whatever results you do get. Of course, hair implants are the top tier treatment and gives best results for a lot more money and some serious down time

How safe is a face contouring treatment?

At Elite Body Spa we do various treatments to improve the facial contours. Obviously the most critical factor is how much contouring is required. Most non-invasive treatments are READ MORE
At Elite Body Spa we do various treatments to improve the facial contours. Obviously the most critical factor is how much contouring is required. Most non-invasive treatments are limited in the results that can be achieved. We have laser skin tightening, Several RF (RadioFrequency) options, and other options as well

What are the risk factor associated with a plastic surgery?

breast enhancement has come a long way over the lat 20 years. Better quality implants salience with a silicone core are the latest. Well trained plastic surgeons are capable of READ MORE
breast enhancement has come a long way over the lat 20 years. Better quality implants salience with a silicone core are the latest. Well trained plastic surgeons are capable of hiding scars and making the results quite attractive without any significant problems, however, there are issues for some patients with encapsulation, fibrosis, displacement and so on. Thick scars or keloids may form in those patients that are prone to such scars. Anesthesia is usually light sedation, not general. Antibiotics and good postoperative care should take care of the rest. good luck!

PRP or dermafillers?

fillers will give you better and longer lasting results

What can I do to get rid of my stretch marks and excess skin?

It all depends on how much excess skin we are talking about. Unfortunately, after such a significant weight loss (congratulations on that), there is no specific treatment for the READ MORE
It all depends on how much excess skin we are talking about. Unfortunately, after such a significant weight loss (congratulations on that), there is no specific treatment for the laxity of skin that remains. Younger people can recover some of the shape by exercise and maintaining the new weight. Stretch marks can improve with various lasers and RF applications.

Thanks.

What are the risks of having a second breast augmentation to fix the first?

Probably at 19, you were a bit young. Nonetheless, there is no excuse for a botched procedure. Do your research and find a reputable cosmetic surgeon before you go under the knife READ MORE
Probably at 19, you were a bit young. Nonetheless, there is no excuse for a botched procedure. Do your research and find a reputable cosmetic surgeon before you go under the knife again.

Can I get dimples through plastic surgery?

Not a good idea. They never look authentic. Furthermore, when you get older, those dimples become wrinkles and very difficult to manage.

Does laser treatment work for correcting acne scars?

Absolutely. Resurfacing lasers (CO2) and RF sublative technology have the capacity to improve the pock marks and give an overall healthier appearance.

Is minoxidil safe for male pattern baldness?

Your scalp is possibly "drying up." You need a high quality shampoo and conditioner to improve the moisture of your scalp and take care of the weaker hair follicles.

How do I prepare my body before undergoing liposuction?

Not too sure about the hands? Liposuction of excess abdominal fat is a surgical procedure that gives very nice results if the bulk of fat to be removed is not too high. Bruising READ MORE
Not too sure about the hands? Liposuction of excess abdominal fat is a surgical procedure that gives very nice results if the bulk of fat to be removed is not too high. Bruising is always an issue, so avoid aspirin and other anti-inflammatory meds before the surgery and soon after. Find a surgeon with plenty of experience. Follow all instructions to the T to avoid complications.

Will my diabetes hinder my lip surgery?

If your diabetes is under good control, there will be some preventive measures to be taken but you should do well with such surgery