Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery Blog

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Serving Ann Arbor, Plymouth, Canton, Brighton, Detroit & Nearby Michigan areas

How Long Will My Skin Tightening Last?

October 16, 2020
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Whether it occurs on your face or body, loose, crepey skin can have a negative impact on both your appearance and your self-confidence. Fortunately, technological advances have made skin tightening options more effective and long lasting than ever, Led by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jessica West, Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery is among the leading practices in the country to offer advanced skin tightening treatments by Inmode, including FaceTite, AccuTite, BodyTite, and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling. FaceTite, BodyTite and AccuTite are minimally invasive procedures that utilize radiofrequency energy to contract the fibrous network under the skin for tightening.… Read Full Post

Advantages of FaceTite

October 09, 2020
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The signs of age often appear first on our faces, necks and jawlines. These areas are prone to the type of wrinkling and sagging that can be very disappointing as you age. With FaceTite, Dr. Jessica West can turn back the hands of time by tightening skin of the face and neck, and reducing excess fat of the neck. What is FaceTite? FaceTite is a minimally invasive way to lift, smooth and rejuvenate the face, neck and jawline. Like BodyTite, FaceTite is a handheld device emitting radiofrequency energy to tighten skin and melt unwanted fat. FaceTite is ideal for treating: Wrinkles and fine lines Jowls Jawline Sagging, inelastic skin Excess neck fat The treatment takes about an hour after… Read Full Post

What Is the Best Way to Get Rid of Cellulite?

September 21, 2020
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Approximately 90% of women develop cellulite. Unfortunately, your lifestyle and body type often have little impact on your susceptibility to cellulite. Many thin, fit women develop this condition. If you’re self-conscious about your appearance due to cellulite, you have options. At the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we offer the latest and most advanced cellulite treatments. After carefully vetting the various options available, we’ve found that Evolve technology by InMode delivers the most effective non-surgical results. What is Evolve? Evolve uses radiofrequency energy to reduce cellulite in targeted areas of your body. We offer two different Evolve treatment options: Evolve… Read Full Post

The Most Frequently Asked Questions about Fillers

August 18, 2020
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Dr. Jessica West wants to make sure you have the clear and honest information you deserve when it comes to cosmetic treatments. During your consultation, she takes the time necessary to get all of your questions answered. Below, see some of the most frequently asked questions about dermal fillers. Contact us to arrange a consultation with Dr. West. What do fillers do? Dermal fillers smooth wrinkles, restore lost facial volume, and plump thin lips and even aging hands. How long do fillers last? The exact longevity depends on the specific dermal filler. Dermal fillers last anywhere between 6 months to 5 years. In general, filler lasts a shorter period of time in areas that have more… Read Full Post

The Most Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation

July 08, 2020
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Dr. Jessica West is personally committed to providing her patients with clear, honest and straightforward information about breast augmentation. Below are several of the questions she receives routinely. What’s the difference between saline and silicone? Saline and silicone refer to the fill material of implants. All breast implants have an outer silicone shell, but the breast tissue-like material housed within the shell can be: Saline, which is a sterile saltwater solution. Silicone, which is a cohesive gel that feels very much like natural breast tissue. How do I choose between silicone and saline implants? Both implants have an outer silicone shell. The most important advantages to… Read Full Post

The Truth Behind CoolSculpting

December 16, 2019
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In the past few years, the makers of CoolSculpting have engaged in a massive publicity push. You might see ads for the procedure on TV and around town. And, if you’re researching body contouring on the Internet, you’ve almost certainly seen ads on social media and other websites. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure, so most patients think the side effects are virtually nonexistent. Unfortunately, although CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared and backed up by clinical evidence, most people are unaware of a possible side effect that can actually make areas of excess fat more prominent and even lead to weight gain. How Does CoolSculpting Work? CoolSculpting operates on the… Read Full Post

Welcome to Our Cosmetic Surgery Blog

October 31, 2019
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Dr. Jessica West and Dr. Robert Burke are proud to welcome patients to the new website for our premier cosmetic surgery office. Our surgeons have extensive training and advanced education. They pair this experience with an artistic eye and surgical excellence to provide superior results for female and male patients in Ann Arbor and the nearby areas of Michigan. Our practice is founded on the values of excellence, honesty and integrity, passion and enthusiasm, and empowerment. These values are fully evident when you meet with our surgeons for your complimentary consultation. Options to Enhance Your Natural Beauty At Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we believe each procedure is an… Read Full Post