Christine A. Stiles, MD
Christine A. Stiles, MD, is an ASPS Member plastic surgeon who is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery® and trained specifically in plastic surgery. ASPS members operate only in accredited medical facilities, adhere to a strict code of ethics and fulfill continuing medical education requirements in plastic surgery, including training in patient safety techniques. As your medical partner, Dr. Stiles is dedicated to working with you to achieve your goals.
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Meet Dr. Christine Stiles
Breast Implant Removal
Breast Implant Removal
Buttock Lift with Augmentation
Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments
Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
Cosmetic Surgery & Computer Imaging
Ear Reconstruction Surgery
Giant Nevi Removal
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Lip Augmentation / Enhancement
Male Breast Reduction
Post Burn Reconstruction
Skin Cancer Removal
Spider Vein Treatment
Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction
Ask a Surgeon
Dr. Christine Stiles participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.
Is 18 old enough?Breast Lift
Hi, congratulations on losing the weight! You have just made a dramatic improvement in your health and have added years to your life! Most patients I see who have lost a significant amount of weight and have sagging breasts need a combination of a breast lift and implant to achieve a younger fuller look. You are at the right age to do this! You are young and healthy and there is no reason to live with sagging breasts that sabotage your self confidence and self esteem!
My left breastBreast Reduction
What you are describing is very common, especially in girls your age. As the breasts develop, they often develop at different rates in the teenage years. However, when one breast is a cup size greater than the other, this significant breast asymmetry can be a real problem mentally, physically and socially! Wearing a silicone prosthesis or breast insert on the smaller side will help temporarily, but over time, sometimes covering up the asymmetry will cause such a strain on the neck and back that it leads to chronic neck and back pain. This asymmetry may be corrected by reducing and lifting the larger breast, using an implant to increase the size of the smaller breast, or a combination of these procedures. These options can be reviewed for you during a visit with a plastic surgeon. Keep in mind that you are not the only girl with this problem!
Dermal FillersDermal Fillers
That is a wonderful question! I would advise that you go to a plastics surgeon for fillers. We use fillers in an artistic way to rejuvenate the face. We look at facial aging as it affects the face as a whole, instead of just filling a single line or area. Also, plastic surgeons are able to guide you surgically when fillers will no longer achieve your goals.
Breast Reduction at a Young AgeBreast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery includes decreasing the size of the breast and reducing and lifting the areola complex. This a great procedure for young women with large breasts. Having the procedure done at a young age prevents the development of back, neck and shoulder pain and a sedentary lifestyle.
Capsular Contracture??Breast Augmentation
Catholic contractor is a slow process that happens over time. Patients only noticed it when it becomes noticeable in a bathing suit or debilitating with stretching or exercise. Taking oral supplements like vitamin he or medications like a coffee may help soften the capsule. However often this condition requires removing and replacing the breast implants with repositioning the breast implants from the sub-muscular to sub-glandular position or the sub-glandular to the sub-muscular position. Fortunately, this condition is correctable!
Surgery cost and paymentMommy Makeover
Thank you for submitting this question. We love doing mommy makeovers! Mommy makeovers are typically not covered by insurance companies. However often our patients will have an umbilical hernia or ventral hernia after having a pregnancy which is covered by insurance. This will help defray the cost of the overall surgery. I cannot express to you how happy our patients are after having a mommy makeover! For those patients who have had a previous C-section, the mommy makeover is an much easier recovery! With a mommy makeover, you are able to maximize on downtime and capitalize on the results. In our practice we also combine non-invasive procedures, such as laser skin resurfacing and medical grade skin care with the mommy makeover to rejuvenate your appearance from head to toe! We considerate this as the mommy makeover from head to toe and inside out!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and concerns with us. The pressure to wear your hair back when you are self conscious about the size and shape of your ears may be overwhelming! An Otoplasty will change the appearance of your ears and restore your self confidence. It will help you to have a consultation with a Plastic Surgeon to learn how this procedure will help you. You will also be able to see your possible results with imaging, like The New Look Now Visualizer.
Um boobs?Breast Reduction
Hi Naomi, I am not familiar with the regulations in Florida, but if you are 16 years old, weigh 129 lbs and wear a bra size 40DDD you are DEFINITELY a GREAT candidate for a breast reduction! This will be a life changing procedure for you!
Breast Lift & Reduction.Breast Reduction
Thank you for your questions! I have been amazed at what a life changing operation a breast reduction is! Not only does this procedure free women of chronic back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, and recurrent rashes, but a breast reduction frees women from the embarrasssment of having extremely large breasts and the loss of self confidence and self esteem that happens over time! Also, you will be able to be as active as your 21 year old friends and wear clothes similar to your friends! Imagine being able to wear a fitted blouse instead of a large flowing blouse to hide the size of your breasts. For my patients who wear an F cup bra pre-operatively, I recommend going to a C or small D cup bra size, to create an appearance that fits your body and relieves your pain. The breasts are lifted as the breasts are reduced and the excess sagging skin is removed! You will truly feel that a weight has been lifted from your shoulders!
Do tummy tuck scars go away?Tummy Tuck
Most of our patients worry about the scars from a tummy tuck before surgery. However, when we plan the surgery, we place the scars within skin creases and below the bikini line. We also have you use scar treatments to decrease scarring long term. A tummy tuck makes such a dramatic improvement in the contour and appearance of the abdomen, that most women are comfortable wearing a bikini and are happy with how they look! Thank you for your question!
How much pain can you expect after a breast augmentation surgery?Breast Augmentation
That is a very common concern of patients considering breast augmentation. Several years ago we started using Exparel during breast augmentation surgery. Placing this medication directly into the breast pocket during the procedure has significantly decreased our patients’ post-operative pain and need for oral medication. We also prescribe a muscle relaxer to help decrease feelings of breast tightness. Most of our patients report discomfort similar to doing a lot of push ups for approximately three days post-op. We recommend that our patients avoid medications like ibuprophen, because this may lead to increased bruising and bleeding post-operatively. The benefits and patient satisfaction following breast augmentation far outweigh the few days of discomfort. Thank you so much for your question and good luck to you!