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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.

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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Male to Female Breast implants

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

At my office I take a history from all patients and give an extensive informed consent. All of my surgical procedures are performed at an accredited hosptial or surgical center. We don’t require a formal physical exam, but you will be evaluated by the anesthesia team prior to surgery. My recommendation to you is to find a plastic surgeon that does a lot of breast augmentation. Many of my transgender patients tell me that they sought me out because of my extensive experience performing breast augmentation (200/yr). Keep this in mind when you are consulting with surgeons.

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Frowning bellybutton

Liposuction

Member Response:

You do have some loose skin. This skin may be contributing to the shape of your umbilicus (belly button). However, a fat deposit in your lower belly (abdomen) may be contributing as well. I don’t find that Laser (Smart), Ultrasonic (Vaser) or Cryotherapy (Coolsculpt) Lipo works to shrink skin and I have seen patients that have sustained Burns. Having said that, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) will help a lot, but Lipo may reduce prominence in the lower abdomen. If you are against TT, you could start with Lipo.

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Breast reduction

Breast Reduction

Member Response:

In my practice I see many patients that request breast reduction. You should of course start by finding a plastic surgeon that does a lot of breast surgery. It is typically recommended that you seek 3 consults to make sure that you feel comfortable with the surgeon, their technique and their experience. With regard to insurance, different insurance have different criteria. For instance, BC/BS of Michigan requires 600 grams of tissue removal per breast to be considered medically necessary. While I understand that insurance companies do not want to pay for cosmetic surgeries, you should also be sure that the reduction that is proposed does not result in your breasts being too small, ultimately requiring a breast augmentation.

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Modified Platysmalplasty procedure

Facelift

Member Response:

I see this a lot in my practice. I feel that the best way to treat the bands in your neck (front edge of each platysma) would be a platysmaplasty. I don't see how any other technique would eradicate this issue. to your satisfaction. Fat grafting can elevate the jowls a bit, but I find that addressing the jowls directly with a full neck lift (which includes the platysmaplasty) is best for the issue that you are describing. Finally, if your cheek fat pads are falling, very common during aging, elevating them directly with a full-face lift will give a long-term result that cannot be mimicked with just fat grafting. My suggestion would be to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in cosmetic surgery. The surgeon can see you in person and answer your questions more fully.

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Is this possible for more then just a mommy makeover

Mommy Makeover

Member Response:

I cannot say what your insurance company will or will not cover, as my practice is in Michigan. I know that BC/BS of Michigan will cover just the abdominoplasty because of the excoriation. It must be, however at least 1 year after a stable weight loss of over 100lb. I have had many patients that need ancillary surgeries, such as arm lifts, thigh lifts and even facelifts. The patients pay out-of-pocket for those procedures.

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BI-alcl

Breast Implant Removal

Member Response:

BIA is associated with textured implants manufactured by McGhan, Inamed or more recently Allergan. It is not common to remove the capsule with explantation if there is no evidence of BIA; but yes fluid is typically seen if BIA is present. The tightness in your breast 3 wks after surgery may be very normal, but I would check in with your surgeon.

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Explant with breast lift

Breast Lift

Member Response:

It is hard to answer that question without seeing you. I would recommend that you speak with your surgeon first before seeking a consultation with a different surgeon.

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What are the requirements for transferring fat from my stomach to my breasts?

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

This is not an uncommon concern of patients in my practice. Each patient is different, of course so it would be important to be evaluated in person. You present 2 different problems. With regard to the belly, some fat can be removed with liposuction, but many patients have internal fat; fat inside, next to the bowls. This fat cannot be removed for safety reasons. Many of my patients have loose abdominal wall skin as well. In these cases I might be able to liposuction some areas in combination with tummy tuck to achieve an hour-glass Tummy Tuck. The breasts are a separate concern. While adding fat is an option, there is a limit to how much can be added successfully. Having not seen you in person, it would be difficult to say, but most of my patients ask for larger breasts (wanting proportionality) than is possible with just fat injection. So, they will opt for breast implants.

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One procedure

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

In my practice I will perform numerous procedures at the same time. Because I perform only cosmetic procedures and perform close to 700 procedures per year I have become more proficient. So, the time it takes to perform a given procedure is less, allowing numerous procedures to be performed safely. In addition, I perform all of my procedures in a surgical center or hospital, making the process even safer. That being said, you need to find a plastic surgeon in your area that performs a lot of cosmetic procedures. It assures that the procedures get done more safely. With regard to financing, most board certified surgeons participate with cosmetic surgical financing companies. The specifics can be answered by the surgeon that you consult with.

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BIA-ALCL visibility during explant

Breast Implant Removal

Member Response:

Relative to the number of patients that have have had implants placed since the mid- 90's (millions) there are roughly only 800 patients with BIA-ALCL. While the FDA is still investigating the cases, it appears that patients with implanted textured implants manufactured by Allergan (previously manufactured by McGhan and Inamed) are at risk. So, unless you had previous textured implants, you would not be at risk for BA-ALCL. Assuming that you knew someone that fit the criteria, though, without specific symptoms that are associated with BIA-ALCL, the cancer cannot be seen with the naked eye. The current recommendations by the FDA are to have biopsies taken of the capsules of patients that fit criteria. Unfortunately this can only be done with the capsule exposed (incision open). Performing a biopsy through the skin (percutaneously) would rupture the implant while taking the biopsy.

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I was wondering what procedures a facial plastic surgeon would recommend for my face?

Cosmetic Surgery

Member Response:

The answer really depends on what you are looking for. The first question a plastic surgeon would ask is what is it about your face that you do not like. For instance, at your age aging is not the primary problem. Some patients do not like the projection of their chin; others do not like the contour of their neck and still others might not like the appearance of their brow. So, I would suggest that you find a board certified plastic surgeon in your area and describe to them what you are looking for. That surgeon can then describe a procedure or procedures that can best meet your needs.

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How much does it cost? Can I get financing with bad credit?

Body Contouring

Member Response:

The answer to this question could only be answered by the specific surgeon that you consult with. Most surgeons, though use independent companies to finance procedures. You could contact one of those finance companies, get approved for the procedure or procedures that you are thinking of having and then get a referral to a surgeon that accepted their particular plan. For instance CareCredit is one such company. They have been around for a long time. Most surgeons, I believe participate with them. You could contact CarCredit, get pre-approved for the procedure and then get a referral for a plastic surgeon in your area.

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Explant with lift

Breast Implant Removal

Member Response:

BIA-ALCL is not that common, but when present it is associated with previously placed textured implants (McGhan, Inamed or Allergan - all one in the same). When explanting one doesn’t see the cancer, however, I have seen fluid accumulation within the capsule, which leads me to culture and send tissue & fluid for pathological evaluation. However, with the history of textured implants, even if no fluid is seen, I take random biopsies of the capsule. Removing the capsule (capsulectomy) is not recommended, though, by the FDA because of the significant rate of complications (fluid accumulation, internal bleeding, infection, etc). A thick capsule (contracture) could result in some symptoms, but thin capsules are unlikely to give the symptom that you are describing. I would discuss your concerns with your surgeon at this point.

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