Dr. Michael Carlisle is a cosmetic medicine and surgery specialist practicing in Clive, IA. Dr. Carlisle 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.
American Board of Otolaryngology
American Board of Plastic Surgery
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Scar revision involves removing the old scar and making a fresh new one with careful plastic surgery stitching. You will still have a scar, but our techniques can generally improve the appearance of the scar and make it less perceptible. READ MORE
I am not exactly sure which treatment you mean, but generally skin treatments are safe with experienced people. There are chemical peels, lasers, radio frequency, microneedling. All have ups and downs, but they are all safe. READ MORE
Chemical peels, Botox, dermal fillers and surgery can all be options. It depends on your exact problem and the severity. Also, how much downtime would you want for a treatment?Generally, the most long-lasting treatments will require the most downtime initially (like surgery). But, not all people "need" a surgery for simple wrinkles around the eyes. READ MORE
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a "nose job" is the only way to treat the appearance of the nose. Seeing a board certified plastic surgeon who performs rhinoplasty regularly is the best start to learn more. This is a cosmetic surgery, so generally costs around $7000, out of pocket. Hope this helps. READ MORE
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a "nose job" is required to change the appearance of the nose. Breathing issues can also be corrected during the procedure. Hope this helps! READ MORE
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- Reasons for Undergoing a Breast Augmentation
One of the leading cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the US is breast augmentation. According to research, approximately 307,000 women received breast implants in 2011. Many of the surgeries were different, and the reasons for the surgeries also varied. The majority of women who decide to...
- Breast Augmentation: What are Saline Implants?
Saline breast implants contain germ-free salt water. In case the shell of the implant ruptures, the saline implant collapses. Then the body absorbs the salty water and excretes it naturally.Women aged at least 18 years can have this FDA-accepted breast augmentation method. A woman having the...
- Reasons Why You Need a Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty: What is it?Blepharoplasty or plastic surgery of the eye is a common surgical operation, which is done to improve the appearance of your eyelids. It is a procedure used to modify the configuration and contour of both the upper and lower eyelids. It is, therefore, done for cosmetic...
- Breast Augmentation: What Are Silicone Implants?
Silicone breast implantsSilicone gel-filled implants have an outer shell made of silicone. The gel has a natural feel just like a natural breast. The silicone gel has a shell that prevents the breast implant from collapsing.If you go for silicone implants, you will need to pay regular visits to your...
- What to Expect After Having a Breast Augmentation
Patients usually have breast augmentation from a surgical center or hospital as an outpatient, since hospital admission is rarely required.Breast augmentation is commonly carried out under general anesthesia or, in some rare cases, local anesthesia.The steps of the surgical operation...
- Considering Blephoplasty...Here's What You Need to Know
Blepharoplasty also known as eye lid surgery is a surgical procedure carried out in patients to enhance the appearance of eye lids. It can be performed in the upper eye lid, the lower eye lid or both.Why is blepharoplasty done?Blepharoplasty is done for people who need to enhance the appearance of...
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