New Techniques and Therapies for Cosmetic Procedures

Having just returned from San Diego, I am refreshed and recharged with new techniques and therapies for Cosmetic Procedures. The 3 day annual AACS conference was alive with excitement over some of the new lasers and techniques that continue to evolve. I was especially interested in the new Advanced Vector Thread Lift procedure using the Multi-directional barbed PDO sutures. We have been very happy with our results for over the past year with PDO Rejuvalifts in our practice and as expected there are more improvements to the standard procedure. As you recall, this suture is very safe, having been in medicine for over 30 years. What is exciting about the procedure is that the techniques and equipment to introduce them continues to evolve. With twisting the needle, one can set up a vector for lifting and reversing more of the sagging experienced with the aging face. The sutures also generate collagen, elastin, as well as induce something called cytokines.

Cytokines send a message to the skin to promote collagen formation. So not only do you get the elevation from the threads, after 6 weeks one experiences a “Retexturing” of the skin. The skin feels smoother and fuller. With the body gradually breaking them down over a 2.5 year period, there is a consistent Fullness, Tightening, and Lifting noted. These barbed threads can be placed anywhere in the body (wherever there is skin). One can lift the jowls & neck, improve wrinkles in the decollate, support sagging arm skin, and reduce wrinkles around the elbows, knees, and abdomen.

The Vector Lift with the PDO threads is the beginning of a revolution we are seeing in cosmetic surgery, with a consistent bend toward less invasive procedures. Patients oftentimes prefer a “maintenance” approach rather than a complete renewal. That said, we are seeing patients starting on Botox, fillers, and skin treatments at a earlier age than before. These procedures can also be combined with layering fillers in the cheek and around the mouth to further reduce the effects of visible aging. Additionally a smaller blunt tipped cannula is being used for work around the lower lids to reduce wrinkles, and volume, and give a little elevation. So click here to see before and afters on our website, and read more about the PDO Threads, or call Pat and have her perform a phone consultation for you to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. M.LYons, MD

Having just returned from an advanced training seminar in Balloon Sinuplasty, I am truly amazed at the results of this procedure. The Balloon Sinus Dilatation technique continues to evolve with a reduction in procedure time and less trauma to the patient. This results in a more rapid recovery…typically 3-4 days as well as less discomfort and more rapid onset of symptom relief. If you or someone you know suffers with nasal obstruction, sinus infections, or headaches with pressure in their face, they well be a good candidate for this outpatient procedure. This procedure has now been followed in the nation’s ENT offices for over 4 years, noting that the dilation technique allows marked improvement of symptoms with potency rates equal to or better than traditional sinus surgery. This procedure can be used on patients that have already undergone sinus surgery and have experienced a relapse or recurrence of symptoms. Due to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, one is able to return to activities in just a few days after the procedure. No packing of the nose is a common finding of a patient exiting the office or outpatient facilities. With the use of smaller instrumentation, compounded numbing gels, and high definition video endoscopes, the surgeon is able to perform this minimally invasive procedure with the patient being mildly sedated.

Patients across the country have raved about the procedure and most all have said they wished they could have had it sooner.

Dr. Michael Lyons is now offering Targeted Weight Loss.

The Targeted Weight Loss Program is designed to help you take the excess weight off and keep it off by resetting your metabolism with Hcg. We begin with a physician office visit; cost is $125.00 per month. The initial visit includes weight analysis, BMI, history & physical, medication review, MIC injection (see details below), medication for appetite suppressants (Adipex, Phentermine, Phendimetrazine), reduced weight loss plans and goal setting. Weekly weigh in for weight management supervision and MIC injections. Targeted weight loss can be obtained with all the above and by adding Lipo-EX with Celluderm. There is an additional charge for Lipo-Ex and Celluderm for each treatment of $75.00.

MIC injection plays a significant role to boost energy and overall metabolic rate; assists in the burning of stored body fat; detoxifies the body; increases red blood cell production; maintains a healthy liver; helps regulate sleep, mood, appetite and energy; works synergistically with other nutrients to improve health ; and slows aging.

MIC refers to the “M”(Methionine) for Amino acid which acts as a Lipotropic agent which assists in the breakdown of fats within the liver, helps to lower cholesterol thereby preventing excess fat buildup in the liver and throughout your body’s circulatory system; is helpful in preventing and relieving fatigue.

The “I” is a B-(Inositol) Vitamin Super B Complex that promotes the metabolism of fats, helps reduce blood cholesterol; and participates in the action of Serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to control mood and appetite.

The "C” (Choline) is an essential nutrient that helps to support the liver in its processing and excretion of chemical waste products, moreover, it is required for healthy support of the endocrine, cardiovascular and hepatic systems.

Please look over details regarding Lipo-Ex with Celluderm. I any questions please advise the office (251) 344-0044.

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I had the new procedures Rejuva Lift two days ago and I am loving my results. I had my brow, cheeks, lips, jawline and neck done and I am truly amazed. No downtime! I never even changed clothes. Drove myself to the office and away plus worked all day before and after. I never took any medication and didn’t need it. This is truly a non-surgical facelift with no downtime. Thank you Dr. Lyons for staying on the creative and artistic side of medicine and please thank your staff.- AW

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I am more confident and so proud of how I look. Everyone keeps saying I look younger every time they see me. Dr. Lyon and Pat thoroughly covered every detail of my procedure and what to expect during and after surgery. Be sure you listen and do exactly what they tell you-very important. Dr. Lyons and his entire staff are outstanding! They do everything possible to ensure you are at ease and comfortable.- Elizabeth L

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Finally my face matches my personality. Dr. Lyons turned back the hands of time and I love my reflection in the mirror once again. It's a soft, natural, more youthful look. - Marilyn, Mobile, AL

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I'm amazed every time I look in the mirror! The transformation is awesome. After having 2 kids I would only imagine looking this good again. Dr. Lyons has given me back my confidence and sexiness. I am extremely happy with my outcome. I never thought that I would regain my waistline. Ms. Pat is very personable and knowledgeable and Dr. Lyons and all the staff addressed all my concerns. - L. P.

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I feel young and confident again, really happy about the way I look after Dr Lyons performed my makeover. I did it for me and now no one can believe my actual age. Dr. Lyons is a loving, caring surgeon with a patient understanding staff. They take time to explain their procedure and to provide the highest level of personalized service. I highly recommend Dr. Lyons for any type of cosmetic surgery as I am one happy patient. - Diane, FL

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When selecting a cosmetic surgeon, instinct tells you to go with an experienced professional who stays up-to-date with today's most advanced cosmetic procedures.

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Dr. Lyons now offers Virtual Consultation. Click here to get started.

Dr. Michael B. Lyons has the respected medical credentials and expertise you deserve. He is Quadruple-Board-Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Hyperbaric Medicine.

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His board certifications mean that you've chosen a specialist who has met and surpassed the highest standards of his profession.

Dr. Lyons is committed to creating the reflection you desire and instilling the sense of confidence you deserve. Dr. Lyons spearheaded Mobile's own Extreme Makeover contest with his signature facelift and browlift. He also performed fat transfer to the patient's midface and a TCA chemical peel to her face and neck. His expert staff is dedicated - you would expect them to be with combined experience of over 125 years in the medical profession!

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Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
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