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Dr. Harold Bafitis

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Harold Bafitis is a cosmetic medicine and surgery specialist practicing in Jupiter, Florida. Dr. Bafitis 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.
Dr. Harold Bafitis
  • Jupiter, Florida
  • BS with Honors at the University of Maryland
  • Accepting new patients

Are tummy tucks painful to get?

Good question! Depends if you correct a hernia with the “tummy tuck” and/or do Lipo Sculpture with the procedure. Usually, you get a tight feeling and not as much pain. It may READ MORE
Good question!

Depends if you correct a hernia with the “tummy tuck” and/or do Lipo Sculpture with the procedure. Usually, you get a tight feeling and not as much pain. It may be a little uncomfortable in the first few weeks as you may be bent forward for a bit. Most of my patients have little pain and more tightness. I always do liposuction with the procedure to get the best waist possible and often correct hernias all from the low bikini line incision.

Is plastic surgery done with anesthesia?

Usually you are given some oral medication, a Valium-type drug. This allows you to relax and keep your blood pressure down (WHICH IS GOOD FOR HAIR GRAFTING!). Also, the oral medicine READ MORE
Usually you are given some oral medication, a Valium-type drug. This allows you to relax and keep your blood pressure down (WHICH IS GOOD FOR HAIR GRAFTING!). Also, the oral medicine can potentially prevent side effects from the local anesthetics (i.e., Lidocaine) used in the procedure. Make sure you go to a board certified SURGEON for your hair restoration. Check all credentials. You will be surprised that many doctors are only there for show and do not participate in the procedure.

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Whats the earliest age you can get a cosmetic nose job?

This is a great question. For females, age 14-17. For males, age 16-18. It's important to have cartilage mature in the growing patient. Make sure you go to a physician who does READ MORE
This is a great question. For females, age 14-17. For males, age 16-18. It's important to have cartilage mature in the growing patient. Make sure you go to a physician who does plenty of rhinoplasty and is board certified.

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Does laser treatment work for correcting acne scars?

Yes, you can obtain almost 70% to 80% improvement with the use of fat transfer mixed with PRP or ACELL into the scarred areas with needle subscion followed by CO2 laser treatment. READ MORE
Yes, you can obtain almost 70% to 80% improvement with the use of fat transfer mixed with PRP or ACELL into the scarred areas with needle subscion followed by CO2 laser treatment. Or, you can follow with a series of icon laser treatments; the 1540 every 6 weeks X3 treatments all work well.

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Can plastic surgery remove a birthmark?

Yes. There are a variety of treatments available. If the birthmark has changed in size, shape, and color, your insurance may cover removal! Go see your plastic surgeon and discuss READ MORE
Yes. There are a variety of treatments available. If the birthmark has changed in size, shape, and color, your insurance may cover removal! Go see your plastic surgeon and discuss treatment!

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

IT IS ESSENTIAL TO CORRECT A NOSE BOTH FUNCTIONALLY AS WELL AS COSMETICALLY. MANY PLASTIC SURGEONS CANNOT CORRECT A DEVIATED SEPTUM ....THE USE OF SEPTAL GRAFTS, CALLED SPREADER READ MORE
IT IS ESSENTIAL TO CORRECT A NOSE BOTH FUNCTIONALLY AS WELL AS COSMETICALLY. MANY PLASTIC SURGEONS CANNOT CORRECT A DEVIATED SEPTUM ....THE USE OF SEPTAL GRAFTS, CALLED SPREADER GRAFTS, AND SOPHISTICATED SEPTAL SUTURING CAN IMPROVE BREATHING AS WELL AS IMPROVE APPEARANCE. LOOK AT BEFORE AND AFTERS AT: DRBAFITIS.COM

I am suffering from PCOD and I have dark spots of pigmentation around my chin. What should I do?

POLYCYSTIC OVARY DISEASE IS A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE. ADDRESS THE INSULIN RESISTANCE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SYNDROME WITH DIET AND EXERCISE. THAT WILL ALSO ASSIST SKIN CONDITIONS. AS A READ MORE
POLYCYSTIC OVARY DISEASE IS A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE. ADDRESS THE INSULIN RESISTANCE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SYNDROME WITH DIET AND EXERCISE. THAT WILL ALSO ASSIST SKIN CONDITIONS. AS A PLASTIC SURGEON, WE OFFER A COMBO TREATMENT OF ICON LASER PLUS IMMEDIATE LOW WATS CO2 LASER, PLUS RETINA AND BLEACHING TREATMENTS. GO TO DRBAFITIS.COM

What is the best way to treat crooked nose?

GET TO A SECRE SEASONED RHINOPLASTIC SURGEON THAT CAN CORRECT YOU AESTHETICALLY AND FUNCTIONALLY. GO TO WWW.DRBAFITIS.COM AND VIEW RHINOPLASTY PHOTOS. IT IS AS SIMPLE AS THAT. READ MORE
GET TO A SECRE SEASONED RHINOPLASTIC SURGEON THAT CAN CORRECT YOU AESTHETICALLY AND FUNCTIONALLY. GO TO WWW.DRBAFITIS.COM AND VIEW RHINOPLASTY PHOTOS. IT IS AS SIMPLE AS THAT. INSURANCE WILL PROBABLY COVER A PORTION OF THE PROCEDURE.

How to correct a scar that is present between the eyebrows?

To correct a scar, especially on the face, you can either do scar revision (surgery) or use CO2, laser energy to improve the scar, maybe one to three times spaced 4 to 6 months READ MORE
To correct a scar, especially on the face, you can either do scar revision (surgery) or use CO2, laser energy to improve the scar, maybe one to three times spaced 4 to 6 months apart.

What is the best treatment option for baldness?

THE CURE FOR BALDNESS IS ELUSIVE AND PROBABLY SEVERAL GENERATIONS IN ACHIEVEMENT. BUT WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY, FROM FOLLICULAR UNIT HAIR REJUVENATION, MIXED WITH PRP AND AMNIOTIC READ MORE
THE CURE FOR BALDNESS IS ELUSIVE AND PROBABLY SEVERAL GENERATIONS IN ACHIEVEMENT. BUT WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY, FROM FOLLICULAR UNIT HAIR REJUVENATION, MIXED WITH PRP AND AMNIOTIC FLUID MATRIX AND VIT B INJECTIONS, TO LOW LEVEL LASER. A LOT CAN BE DONE, USUALLY IN COMBINATION. WE ARE ALSO USING A TOPICAL APPLICATION OF LATISSE AND MINOXIDAL AS WELL. GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT drbafitis.com AND VIEW BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES. ALWAYS SEE A BOARD CERTIFIED SURGEON, NOT A SO-CALLED HAIR REPLACEMENT DR!!

Best laser resurfacing for 33 year old for anti-aging

This is a no brainer...forget Fraxel, we have progressed with technology in 2017. The use of the Icon Laser with a laser facial is non-burning and requires NO down time. It targets READ MORE
This is a no brainer...forget Fraxel, we have progressed with technology in 2017. The use of the Icon Laser with a laser facial is non-burning and requires NO down time. It targets collagen and builds new structural support as well as getting rid of age spots and vascular irregularities. Usually need #3 treatments about a month apart .Results are permanent! Remember we keep aging though! Go to drbafitis.com and look under Icon laser for examples.

Lots of stretch marks. What can I do?

Stretch marks are often a sign of the miracle of birth ..unfortunately their treatment is not as miraculous! We have come a long way though...the stretch marks are literally a READ MORE
Stretch marks are often a sign of the miracle of birth ..unfortunately their treatment is not as miraculous! We have come a long way though...the stretch marks are literally a stretching of the dermis and the elastic elements in this layer of the skin.
2017 treatments include the use of the Icon laser with the 1540 laser adapter.This laser can return some of the elastic fibers back to near normal by building new collagen.You can go to drbafitis.com and look under icon laser for examples.
After 3 to 4 of these treatments coupled with medical grade hyalauronic acid moisturizers,we often add medical microneedling with a patients own blood PRP....for resistant areas.
Expect about a 55 to 85%reduction that is permanent,until the next pregnancy arrives!
We have come a long way and the results are certainly MUCH improved than even 3 years ago.

PRP before or after fillers?

Great question... PRP is a wonderful anti inflammatory part of our blood. It has been less than optimal as a facial filler used in conjunction with a patient's own fat. It can READ MORE
Great question... PRP is a wonderful anti inflammatory part of our blood. It has been less than optimal as a facial filler used in conjunction with a patient's own fat. It can improve permanent fat take in the face. It is also great as a post co2 laser healer.

You can do PRP first then wait 3 weeks for the collagen stimulating effects to begin, then do your fillers, OR do the reverse.

We are using PRP and autologous fat to create a stem cell stimulating emulsion filler that lasts for up to 4 to 5 years. It is called ALMI, for autologous lipocyte micronized injection. We are very excited with our early results, done with the patient awake!