Practicing in Saint Petersburg, FL,Dr. Christian Drehsen is a board certified plastic surgeon and fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery . With his 30+ years of experience in plastic surgery and his personal researches Dr. Drehsen has aquired a uniquely sophisticated approach in the enhancement of face and body appearance.
He has developped a remarkably natural facial rejuvenation technique ,the Refresherlift as well as his own unique corrective solution for displaced breast implants, Repairing the Gap . These signature procedures have been presented nationally in Television appearances,peer reviewed publication or cosmetic surgery conferences .He was recently invited by the American Academy Cosmetic Surgery to present a professional educational webinar titled "How to perform a natural face lift and increase patients popularity . His uniquely natural results have attracted patients nationally and from overseas that are delighted to undergo their beautification procedure in his beautiful Clinique of Plastic Surgery in downtown St Petersburg ,Florida .
Education and Training
SHANDS HOSP ,JACKSONVILLE,FLORIDA, GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY 1976
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE,LOUISVILLE ,KY PLASTIC SURGERY RESIDENCY 1978
Univ Libre De Bruxelles- Fac De Med Et De Pharm- Bruxelles- 1970
Plastic SurgeryAmerican Board of Plastic SurgeryABPS
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At 17, if you are a boy, or 16 for a girl, while you indeed need your parents' approval, your nose has virtually reached its adult size and can be operated on without issues. Correcting a nose is trying to harmonize the different parts of the nose, such as the bridge or hump and tip within themselves or to make the nose blend with the other facial features. I would recommend a plastic surgeon with experience and also preview of his/her plan by computer imaging. Dr. Christian Drehsen, MD READ MORE
A pediatric urologist or a pediatric plastic surgeon would be fine and important to see at his age. READ MORE
Big sutures marks or cross hatching, stippling, etc., can look like a permanent stepladder scar. The treatment could be a trial with Co2 laser to hopefully blend in the scars or marks. If not successful or sufficiently satisfactory, a complete removal (full scar revision) of the entire marked areas and resuturing with buried sutures (intradermal sutures) might be the preferred option. READ MORE
It's a small procedure done under local anesthesia, lengthy, but not painful and hardly more "invasive" than dental work. READ MORE
Mommy makeover is not a procedure per se, but truly a generic term that addresses the correction of some or all detrimental body changes after a full pregnancy. Most often, it means correction of midrift changes, encompassing mostly a tummy tuck with possible adjacent liposuctions and/or breast augmentation or lifts as required to return a mom to a fit and sexy look. Obviously, cost will vary with the number and extent of the procedures requested. Another factor is time out of work or recovery, home help, operative risks, general health condition, weight range, etc., which are factors important in considering a single versus a group of procedures. Choosing an experienced board certified plastic surgeon is very important as the risk of these procedures in un-trained or inexperienced hands can be substantial. Do your homework! READ MORE
As in everything cosmetic,100% correction is rare to obtain, especially when unknown damage has occurred and some structures might be too damaged to be fully repaired. Estimating the success of a full correction can be reasonably estimated by an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon. READ MORE
A deviated septum can often be visible externally and only produces a cosmetically unacceptable deviation of the entire nose. Sometimes the deviation can only be seen internally and will only require surgery if it significantly decreases or blocks the airflow through 1 or 2 nostrils. READ MORE
Butt lifts have gotten some bleak marks recently in view of a string of deaths in areas where the procedure is very popular like Miami, Fla. Certainly alarming indeed, as these procedures have gained greatly in popularity, especially among the younger generation. Excessive amounts of fat injected too deep in the buttocks combined possibly with the sketchy training of some poorly trained, self-styled plastic surgeons. A wide investigation is ongoing. Discount surgeries and surgeons can be a very poor choice for your cosmetic surgery procedures! READ MORE
As we age, the quality of our supporting tissues diminishes as the elastic fibers diminish or degrade. This degradation is especially visible in the facial skin, where loss of elasticity translates into wrinkles as the face changes its expressions. While genetics is a big factor, sun exposure is definitely the most common exteriorly aggravating factor, especially in the lighter skin tones that are less protected by melanin. Prevention is important with sunscreen for outdoor situations coupled with early preventative treatments such as the Zo Skin Health system aimed at stimulating skin renewal, along with pigment control. These measures are certainly a habit to develop early for their long-term benefits. READ MORE
Often, liposuction is performed during a tummy tuck as the surgeon also removes some deep fat if needed to improve the new contour (to avoid 2 procedures). It can also be used to slim even more the tummy fat layer if it wasn't sufficiently done or couldn't be done during the original procedure. Liposuction provides a permanent fat reduction, but as in any other part of the body, the fat layer can increase to variable degrees with substantial weight gains.The best advice is to do Lipo when you are comfortable with your weight to avoid disappointments. READ MORE
Be comfortable with your weight to make it easier for you to maintain it. With a stable weight, your results will be permanent. Reducing local excess fat or rolls is the main purpose of liposuction, not weight loss! READ MORE
Too large an implant and its necessary pocket creation, the higher the risk of reducing nipple sensation by damaging the sensory nerve along the rib cage and side of the breast. Rely on the experience and board qualification of your plastic surgeon! READ MORE
as for any surgery there are some risks that you will sign on in your surgery consent ,declarinng that you understand and accept them .Despite our best efforts ovr the last 50 or so years breast implants main complication (a nuisance more than a true risk) is "capsular conracture" which is a reaction of your body to your implant that results in a thighter envelopping layer , lining up the pocket around th implant and making it feell firmer >It may even affect its shape and sometimes become uncomfortable .While some improvements have appeared over the years we have not been able to eliminate this risk completely remaining at 3 to 5%.Seriou complicatrions are very rare for the right patient and technique and also with properly trained plastic surgeon .. READ MORE
There are no specific added risk for liposuction in diabetics On the contrary ,removal of excess abdominal fat especially in the tummy area has been associate with better insulin control ! READ MORE
As long as you diabetes is controlled there is no added risks for facial plastic surgery on diabetic patients READ MORE
Well, a careful review of your surgeon before and after results and his reputation as a plastic surgeon doing aesthetic work is a good preliminary precaution. During your initial visit, I believe that a computer rendering of your possible results are quite important. Computer imaging is indeed an excellent way to visualize the artistic sense of your surgeon, and it will provide a surgical plan that you and your surgeon can agree to and also addresses your specific complaints and condition. No aesthetic result can be 100% guaranteed, but a good understanding of the plan is certainly a safe way to maximize your satisfaction. Minor corrections can occasionally be needed. You should inquire about your surgeon's policy regarding secondary corrections as a delay of 1 year or more is usual for nose revisions! READ MORE
In general, infections after facial and nose surgeries are very rare and, when they occur, are not usually a serious health issue (in my experience of over one thousand cases, less than a handful have occurred beyond some simple suture infection). My usual preventive precaution is to apply mucopyrocin ointment in both ear canals and nostrils twice a day for 3 days prior to surgery (as one might harbor without symptoms strains of staph aureus and mersa). Face and hairs are washed with shampoo and chlorexidine for 2 days prior to surgery. Antibiotics are usually injected at the beginning of surgery and are rarely given afterwards unless some implants or grafts are performed. Nasal saline spray to rinse the nasal passages followed with application of same antibiotic ointment should help as well as keeping the nasal passages clean and reducing the inflammation after surgery. Active acne and/or viral outbreak should be controlled prior to surgery. READ MORE
Reassure yourself, well-controlled diabetes is not an obstacle to cosmetic surgeries, especially in the face. Difficulties healing could be more likely in the lower limbs where some decreased circulation could be present. I have performed dozens of surgeries on the face, breasts, and tummies on diabetics without complications. Christian Drehsen, MD, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon READ MORE
While there are some risks to any procedure (even non-invasive), proper training, including board certification in plastic surgery, combined with experience in cosmetic surgery are the best precautions for a patient to limit risks to a minimum, and if ever some complication should occur, obtain the best possible outcome for its correction. A common problem is the patient's confusion regarding the type of treatment that would benefit them the most. Clearly defining an attainable goal and the true benefits of a given procedure require the advice of an unconditionally honest, skilled, and knowledgeable plastic surgeon well-versed in the specific conditions and the variety of treatment options best suited to guarantee the best chances of success. Do your homework in the education and review of plenty of results from any "plastic surgeon" prior to engaging in a procedure! Christian Drehsen READ MORE
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Faculty Titles & Positions
- TEACHING FACULTY LARGO MEDICAL CENTER 2010 - 2018
- top plastic surgeon florida 2017 top doctor
- BEST OF TOP DOCTORS 2012 PLASTIC SURGERY MAGAZINE
- BEST OF TOP DOCTORS 2011 PLASTIC SURGERY MAGAZINE
- BEST OF TOP DOCTORS 2010 PLASTIC SURGERY MAGAZINE
- American Top Surgeons 2015 Guide Am.Top Surgeons Mag
- American Top Surgeons 2013 Guide Am.Top Surgeons Mag
- American Top Surgeons 2005 Guide Am.Top Surgeons Mag
- American Top Surgeons 2004 Guide Am.Top Surgeons Mag
- Top Beauty Doctor 2016 New Beauty
- Top Beauty Doctor 2015 New Beauty
- Magnetic Men 2014 PARC Counsil
- Magnetic Men 2013 PARC Counsil
- Accent Laser, Acne Scars Treatment, Acne And More
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- Pinellas County Medical Association
- Univ Louisville Sch Of Med, Plastic Surgery Univ Med Ctr-Ufhsc/J, General Surgery Mt Sinai Med Ctr Of Fl, Inc, General Surgery
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- Bayfront Medical Center ( Saint Petersburg, FL )
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