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Michael H. Freedland, MD

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Michael H. Freedland, MD

Michael H. Freedland, 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. Freedland is dedicated to working with you to achieve your goals.


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Meet Dr. Michael Freedland

Dr. Freedland and his professional staff are committed to working closely with you to attain the results you desire. We know that successful outcomes depend greatly on educated patients, so we take time to inform you of all of your available options, before any procedure is scheduled. You will receive a comprehensive information packet; view before-and-after photos as well as informative videos regarding your proposed procedure. We closely monitor your healing and recovery as well.

Your Consultation

Michael H. Freedland, M.D., a plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose talents in facial cosmetic surgery and body contouring are the result of his many years of surgical training and from his specialty in craniofacial surgery. His ability to understand the structure of the face and underlying bone configuration gives him the edge in conceptualizing the ideal outcome to accentuate each individual's appearance.

Dr. Freedland uses his visionary techniques to make an evaluation and then offers his patients choices of how to best achieve their desired results. He is committed to fully educating his patients, prior to surgery, on all available options.

His main office in Bloomfield Hills is a state-of-the-art facility with spacious examining rooms and video library, where patients may consult in comfort and view in privacy the various cosmetic procedures available.

To assure the maximum safety and optimal recovery, Dr. Freedland performs all of his surgeries at one of two JCAHO accredited hospitals - Lakes Surgery Center or St. Mary Mercy Hospital. Most of his patients go home soon after their surgery, but a few prefer to recover overnight under the direct observation and care of health care professionals.

Prior to surgery, the services of the skin care department are utilized to prepare the skin. After surgery, patients are treated to many services of the affiliated medical spa including Intense Pulsed Light Photo Rejuvenation and lymphatic facial massage. These perioperative services enhance and maximize the benefits of the surgical procedure.

Facilities

To assure the maximum safety and optimal recovery, Dr. Freedland performs all of his surgeries at one of two JCAHO accredited hospitals - Lakes Surgery Center or St. Mary Mercy Hospital. Most of his patients go home soon after their surgery, but a few prefer to recover overnight under the direct observation and care of health care professionals.

Procedures

Procedures Performed

Arm Lift

Body Contouring

Body Lift

Botulinum Toxin

Breast Augmentation

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Lift

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reduction

Brow Lift

Buttock Lift with Augmentation

Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments

Chin Augmentation

Chin Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Dermal Fillers

Ear Surgery

Eyelid Surgery

Facelift

Facial Implants

Injectable Fillers

Injectable Fillers and Fat Transfer to the Face

Lip Augmentation / Enhancement

Liposuction

LSNA Suction Liposuction

Male Breast Reduction

Male Chest Implants

Microdermabrasion

Permanent Make-up

Retin-A Treatments

Spider Vein Treatment

Thigh Lift

Tummy Tuck

Ask A Surgeon

Ask a Surgeon

Dr. Michael Freedland participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.

RUPTURED SALINE BREAST IMPLANT!

Breast Implant Removal

Member Response:

Typically insurance companies do not cover ruptured implants, but the manufacturers do. The two main companies that sell saline implants (Mentor & Allergan) offer a 10-year product warranty. There is also coverage for surgeon and hospital fees, but recently they required extended warranty coverage at an additional cost. Also, you are not required to utilize the same surgeon to take advantage of the warranty. However, you would need to obtain the product cards and contact the manufacturer if your initial surgeon does not.

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Breast Augmentation Sizing

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

In my office we employ a System of measurements. Patients obviously discuss their desires, but then they return to the office to try on the implants. I find that this assures the patient a better visualization and therefore a lower risk of getting the wrong implant size.

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Did I cause this

Botulinum Toxin

Member Response:

I’m obviously not familiar with the technique used for your particular procedure, but I suspect that your indiscretion do not lead to the necrosis. In my 25 years experience I have had this happen only once in a long term, heavy smoker. However, I have had many patients that have smoked before and after surgery despite my recommendations and they had no necrosis.

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Constricted breasts

Breast Reconstruction

Member Response:

Yes. You happen to have constriction along with significant ptosis (droop). A breast lift (mastopexy) would correct both of these as well as diminish the size of the areola. Also, using the latest techniques, the amount of tissue removed would be slight, so while your cup size may change your breasts will only diminish by ~20 grams. Your best option is to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. They are typically the people best suited for that particular surgery.

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Abdominal Implant?

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

Actually, I’m not aware of any abdominal implant - for men or women. It would seem that complications, such as contracture (internal scarring) would preclude the use of any abdominal implants.

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Questions about Chin augmentation removal

Chin Surgery

Member Response:

I am not a fan of silicone chin implants. I have seen different complications with them including erosion of the bone that underlies the implant. I had one patient, for instance that complained that their chin was no longer projecting as much as it had when it was first implanted. Once I removed the implant (replacing it with a different implant) the bone restored itself and the final result was fantastic

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22 year old dissatisfied with breast reduction results

Breast Reduction

Member Response:

I’m sorry that you were unsatisfied with your results. Assuming that you have discussed your results with your previous surgeon I would suggest that you consult with several surgeons to gather information and feel comfortable with the surgeon that you pick to perform your revision. With regard to your insurance question I don’t take insurance in my office so I am not sure. I know that typically they will not pay for breast lift. However, if this is a revision it might be considered reconstruction. This would be a question you could ask of your next surgeon.

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Extremely Hard Breast (1)

Breast Reduction

Member Response:

Without seeing you it’s hard to know. It possible that it’s normal swelling. Other possibilities are hematoma (internal bleeding into the breast). I would suggest contacting your doctor again. You could always get a second opinion as well

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Botched tummy tuck?

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

I’m so sorry to hear that you have experienced postoperative complications. It is difficult to know about your case as I obviously wasn’t there at the time of surgery. I’ll start by saying that on occasion patients can bleed more than expected during a surgery. It seems more common among extreme weight loss patients. Fortunately, you were treated appropriately. Your current situation sounds to be a combination of normal postoperative symptoms and higher than normal inflammation. It is hard to say, but the pains may be standard healing with your nerves just being hypersensitive. The openings, on the other hand will, with time close. The good news is that the skin is not really red (a sign of infection) and the skin is not black (necrotic). While it may be difficult to feel confident in your surgeon at times, know that results are not always what we as surgeons want, but most likely your surgeon has your interest at heart.

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Abdominoplasty and Belt Lipectomy

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

Unfortunately insurance companies are stingy. They only cover what they consider to be medically necessary procedures. You could try to write an appeal letter, but I have found that they have strict rules and typically don’t bend.

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Sunken/baggy eye procedures?

Eyelid Surgery

Member Response:

There are options for eye cosmetics. Blepharoplasty is one, filler is an option as is fat transfer. I would suggest that you seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area and have a face-to-face consultation

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Pressure on lower belly

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

Congratulations on that weight loss! Yes, it sounds like it is gravity causing your discomfort. With regard to treatment, you definitely want the majority of weight lost before addressing the reconstruction of your body. I perform over 80 of these a year in my practice. Some patients are within 25 lb of their goal and we proceed. My thought is that those last few pounds are difficult to lose especially with all of the loose skin. Either way though, you could consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon for more information

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Uneven breasts immediately following surgery

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

It would be difficult to comment without seeing you in person, as there could be numerous reasons causing the asymmetry that you are describing. Revising breast augmentation can be tricky, so waiting some time can be helpful 1) time allows inflammation to settle and 2) time allows possible distortion to resolve on their own. In my practice I perform over 200 Breast augmentations annually. Revisions are typically limited to repositioning, which is difficult, so I like to wait 6 months. In a few instances patients have been referred that require immediate revision, though.

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SAFELipo vs SmartLipo re: anesthesia

Liposuction

Member Response:

First of all, the recovery from Lipo depends upon the volume removed and the location it is removed from, not the technique utilized. The cost is dependent upon the surgeon. I practice in Michigan, for instance. None of the plastic surgeons in my area charge more for one technique over another. I perform 250 - 350 liposuction procedures per year. I get great results using PAL with SAFE at the end. The other forms of Lipo that utilize energy (Laser - Smart, Ultrasound - Vaser or Cryo - Cool Sculpt) can burn the skin and do not effectively change the tightness of the overlying skin.

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Scar Revision from Gynecomastia Surgery

Wound Care

Member Response:

It appears that your left chest has more complete resolution of the gynecomastia, but I cannot think of a reason for that long scar that you have. In general scars come in 2 main varieties. 1) pathological scars can be treated with steroids or revised to be made skinnier. 2) unsightly scars are far more difficult, though. You have the later. That is, in your scar has healed well but is just in a bad location. Unfortunately, scars cannot be erased or moved.

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Panniculectomy $ tummy tuck

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

That question would have to be answered by the surgeon that is performing your procedure. In addition, you may have deductibles and copays as part of your policy. I have seen some patients where the cost of the procedure is higher when using their insurance plan.

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Can something like this even be fixed?

Neck Lift

Member Response:

I have seen this before in patients. While it is true that your neck’s appearance is more common in older patients, anatomy obviously has a lot to do with this contour. You should consult with a surgeon in your area to hear what they have to say, but it looks similar to many of the patients that I have treated over the years.

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Support to find doctor

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

I would have to evaluate you in personel, but your problem is not unique. In a standard Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) the skin layer in the front is essentially lifted up to the level of your rib cage. The point above your belly button (Umbilicus) is brought down to pubic area, with the skin and attached fat between those 2 points removed. During this process, the muscles of your abdomen are exposed and they can be stitched together. Many patients will have liposuction performed of other areas simultaneously. For instance, removing fat from the waste line will give an ‘hour glass’ look. Some want upper chest and thighs sculpted, something that is referred to as lipo 360. In either case, you will want to look for someone that performs a lot of these. For instance in my office (Michigan) I perform approximately 80 TT and 150 Lipo annually.

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DD to A

Breast Reduction

Member Response:

The problem with going too small is the possibility of losing the nipple. I’m sure this is what the other surgeons are concerned about as well. That doesn’t mean that you can’t go small, but that is what limits the final size of your breasts.

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