Enhancing your appearance changes how you feel about yourself. It is important you trust your doctor. Dr. Nickodem believes in educating the patient to actively participate in the decision making and care. She provides individualized consultation for your specific concerns. The physician-patient relationship is one of comfort and confidence. Questions are welcomed. Dr. Nickodem and her staff are dedicated to providing state of the art care in the practice of aesthetic and breast surgery.
The first step in any procedure is a consultation between a board-certified doctor and the patient. The patient's expectations must be realistic and the surgeon's attainable goals thoroughly addressed. The following services are offered:
A plan is developed during the consultation that may include one or several of these services:
Blepharoplasty; eyelid surgery that may involve upper lid, lower lid or all lids
Rhinoplasty; recontours the shape of the nose
Face-lift; rejuvenates an aging face
In-office options may include injectable materials such as botox, collagen or fat.
Services that involve the breast may include augmentation, reduction or reconstruction. Breast augmentation enhances the size and shape of a women's breast surgically by using implants. The BRAVA Breast enhancement system is a non-surgical method of increasing breast volume and provides mild lifting. The goal for breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty) is to achieve a more natural body proportion as well as maintain the viability of the native nipple areolar complex. In men this is called gynecomastia. The breast is reconstructed after the loss of a breast due to diagnosis of cancer. Muscle flap reconstruction or an implant is used to create a breast mound. A nipple tattoo is then added to complete the reconstruction.
Liposuction or liposculpture is the contouring of trunk and extremities with the removal of fat cells through multiple incisions. A healthy diet and active lifestyle are advised before and after surgery.
Outpatient surgical centers fully licensed and staffed by board-certified anesthesiologists. Private overnight stay available upon request.