Facelifts, eyelids, browlift, cervicoplasty, otoplasty, rhinoplasty, fat grafting, tummy tuck, liposuction, breast procedures including gynecomastia, butt augmentation, thighlift, brachioplasty, lip augmentation, and earlobe revision.
Yes, the consultation fee is $100.
We are not in network with any insurance.
Yes, we offer Botox and Juvederm.
Yes. He is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Dr. Lewis has been in practice over 30 years.
One of our most important features are the eyes. They brighten our face. Sagging eyelids or under eye bags can age a person. An eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) is a procedure that will improve sagging eyelids, under eye bags, puffy eyelids, droopy or heavy upper eyelids, or tired looking eyes. Blepharoplasty gives a rejuvenated appearance to the eyes making you look more rested. Results vary with every patient.
Good candidates for an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) are healthy individuals with no life-threatening illness or medical condition that will impair healing, nonsmokers, and individuals without serious eye conditions.
Dr. Don M. Lewis performs upper and lower eyelid surgeries under local or general anesthetic. The stitches are in the natural creases of the eyes. Patients return a week after surgery to get stitches removed.
Recovery time varies and may take a few weeks. You can expect minimal bruising and swelling after. Most patients return to their normal activities within a few days. Avoiding strenuous activity helps reduce swelling.
Dr. Don M. Lewis has performed facelift surgery on numerous patients wanting to look younger and refreshed while still looking natural. As we age, our face begins to sag. We may develop deep creases below the lower eyelids and along the nose extending to the corners of the mouth, also known as marionette lines, with loss of muscle tone in the lower face creating jowls, and loose skin or excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can make a person of normal weight appear to have a double chin. Results vary with every patient.
Good candidates for a facelift are healthy individuals with no life-threatening illnesses or medical condition that will impair healing, nonsmokers, and patients who have lost definition along the jawline, sagging jowls or cheeks, or have wrinkling in the neck (turkey neck).
Facelift surgery is performed under a general anesthetic. Other rejuvenation procedures to combine with a facelift surgery would include eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), brow lift, and a cervicoplasty (neck lift). The incisions are often in the hairline and continue around the ears and under the chin. Dr. Lewis may do an incision under the chin to improve the neck.
Most patients have swelling and bruising for a couple of weeks. Dr. Lewis does not want you to strain yourself but to stay mobile by walking around your house. After about 2 weeks, you should be able to cover remaining bruising with makeup and return to normal activities; however, you will need to avoid strenuous activities for 6 to 8 weeks. Patients return a week after surgery to get stitches removed.
As we age, the effects of gravity and loss of fat volume in the forehead give our brows a saggy and tired appearance. Dr. Don M. Lewis performs brow lifts on patients who want to look younger and more rested. Many patients who want a more rejuvenated appearance will also combine a facelift and/or blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) with a brow lift. Results vary with every patient.
Good candidates for a brow lift (forehead lift) are healthy individuals with no life-threatening illnesses or medical condition that will impair healing, nonsmokers, and patients who want a refreshed appearance without having a startled appearance.
Many people wish for a “perfectly-shaped nose.” The shape of our nose is either hereditary or reshaped from an accident or trauma. Dr. Don M. Lewis performs rhinoplasty surgeries on many patients for many different reasons. If you are unhappy with the size, width or shape of your nose, a rhinoplasty surgery may be a way to boost your self-confidence. Results vary with every patient.
Good candidates for a rhinoplasty are healthy individuals with no life-threatening illness or medical condition that will impair healing, nonsmokers, and individuals who are unhappy with the size or shape of their nose.
Rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Some bone or cartilage may be removed in order to reshape the nose.
After surgery, a splint will be placed. Dr. Lewis has patients return the week after surgery to get stitches removed and the splint will come off at that time. You may have mild swelling for a few days. Patients typically resume normal activities within a week and more strenuous activities after 3 weeks.
Otoplasty can improve the position, proportion, or shape of the ear. Otoplasty can also correct defects in the structure of the ear that is present at birth. Ear surgery creates a more natural shape. Correction of the ears can have profound benefits to appearance and self-esteem. Results vary with every patient.
Good candidates for otoplasty are healthy individuals with no life-threatening illness or medical condition that will impair healing, nonsmokers, and individuals who do not have chronic ear infections. Children who are good candidates are generally over the age of 5 or when the cartilage is stable enough for correction.
Otoplasty is performed under general anesthesia.
When ears are protruding, the results from an otoplasty are almost immediate. Surgical scars are either hidden behind the ear or within the natural ear creases. With a more extensive otoplasty, results may appear in stages over time. While most patients achieve the results they are wanting with a single procedure, there are some patients that require an additional surgery. Dr. Lewis has patients return the week after surgery to get stitches removed.
Acne, sun exposure, and getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, spotted, scarred, or wrinkled. Dr. Don M. Lewis provides a variety of nonsurgical treatments for this including a chemical peel, TRL deep laser treatment, profractional treatments, BBL, as well as SkinPen (microneedling). Results vary with ever patient.
Good candidates for chemical peels are patients with acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, irregular skin pigmentation, rough skin or scaly patches, scars, and sun-damaged skin. Once you are ready to schedule a chemical peel, Dr. Lewis will have you start applying Retin-A for at least 2 weeks prior to the chemical peel to prime the skin.
When you arrive, the face will be cleansed. Dr. Lewis will then begin to apply the chemical solution onto your face until he achieves the desired end point. A thick layer of ointment will then be applied to the treated areas.
After a chemical peel, you can expect to have peeling, discomfort, redness, and possibly swelling for several days. Dr. Lewis recommends avoiding sun exposure and using a good sunscreen. We recommend the Elta MD products as they offer a wide variety of excellent sunscreens. We do have this product in stock in our office. As with any procedure, there are risks. Some of these risks include scarring, hyperpigmentation even if you use sunscreen, or white spots that can last for several weeks.
The SkinPen procedure is designed to reduce the appearance of acne scars and fine lines. This is an FDA-cleared microneedling device.
Good candidates for SkinPen are patients ages 22 and up with acne scars and/or fine lines. While many lasers are not recommended for darker pigmented skin, SkinPen is safe on all skin types ranging from light to very dark. SkinPen is less abrasive than a chemical peel. The treatment is spaced out every 4 weeks. There is very little downtime with most patients returning to regular activities the next day.
Your skin will be cleansed and numbed. SkinPen creates controlled micro-injuries to stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of the scar tissue. Your skin will appear slightly pink to red immediately post procedure, similar to a sunburn. Some patients experience dryness, tightness, rough skin, redness, itching, peeling or burning discomfort. These conditions resolve over time without complication.
It is recommended you stay out of the sun for at least 24-48, and always apply sunscreen. You are able to wear makeup after 24 hours.
Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and some fat, and in some cases restores weakened/separated muscles restoring a flatter stomach contour. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Don M. Lewis will determine if a patient requires a full or mini tummy tuck during consultation.
Many individuals, even those with normal body weight, can develop loose or sagging skin from pregnancy, weight fluctuation, aging, or it can be hereditary. Exercise and weight control does not get rid of the excess skin.
Good candidates for abdominoplasty are patients who are physically healthy and at a stable weight, nonsmokers, and have loose skin around the abdomen. Patients should have realistic expectations. Patients who want to remove belly fat but have good elasticity may consider liposuction instead of undergoing a tummy tuck. It is also a great procedure to improve stretch marks on the abdomen. Although a tummy tuck will improve the contour of the abdomen, it is not a weight loss procedure. Patients should be within 20 pounds of their ideal weight before considering a tummy tuck.
A full tummy tuck procedure requires two incisions. Dr. Lewis will place a horizontal incision in the area between the pubic hairline (bikini line) and the navel and a second incision around the navel to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen. Dr. Lewis will also perform liposuction at the time of the tummy tuck for patients who want to remove extra fat for a flatter abdomen.
A mini tummy tuck procedure requires one incision along the bikini line in order to remove excess skin and tighten the lower abdominal skin. If necessary, Dr. Lewis can perform liposuction to the upper abdomen to remove unwanted fat.
Tummy tuck recovery varies with patients. Most patients feel better after 2-3 weeks. You will need to avoid strenuous exercise for at least 4-6 weeks. Most patients will go home from surgery with 1-2 drains to collect excess blood or fluid. You will also wear a compression garment for a couple of weeks. Dr. Lewis will have you come back the week after your surgery for your first follow-up visit then will follow with you regularly to keep track of your progress and address any concerns you may have.
A thigh lift surgery is performed to tighten the skin around the inner thighs. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Don M. Lewis strives to give his patients a slimmer, more contoured appearance to the inner thighs.
Good candidates for thigh lift are individuals who are healthy with relatively stable weight, nonsmokers, and/or have excess soft tissue along the inner thigh region.
Dr. Lewis will determine whether the incision will be a minimal medial incision (only in the groin area) or a more common incision in the groin wrapping around the back of the thigh. After he places the incision, he will tighten the tissue and skin will be reduced and redraped resulting in a smoother contour. Dr. Lewis can also perform liposuction to further smooth and shape the thighs.
Dr. Lewis will have you return the week after surgery to remove staples. You may experience swelling and soreness, and may return to light activity after a couple of weeks. Within six months to a year after thigh lift, scars should fade and symptoms should completely resolve. Results of a thigh lift could be permanent if patient maintains a healthy lifestyle and weight.
A brachioplasty is also known as an arm lift. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Don M. Lewis will remove excess skin and fat between the underarms and the elbow to reshape your arm for a smoother more contoured appearance.
Who is a good candidate for a brachioplasty (arm lift)?
Good candidates for an arm lift are individuals who are healthy with relatively stable weight, nonsmokers, and/or have upper arm skin laxity.
Incision is generally placed beneath the arm and extends from the underarm (axilla) to just above the elbow. Dr. Lewis will determine the length of the incision depending on the amount of excess skin that needs to be removed. Dr. Lewis can also perform liposuction to further smooth and shape the arms.
The results from a brachioplasty are almost immediate and will continue to improve as swelling subsides. You will be able to return to light activity after a couple of weeks. After four to six weeks, you should be able to return to normal exercise. The results from a brachioplasty can be permanent if patient maintains a healthy lifestyle and weight.
Liposuction reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours. Though regular exercise and a nutritious diet are ideal to maintain a healthy weight, they don’t always create the contours we strive for. Genetics, hormones, or aging can contribute to develop stubborn fat, especially around the belly. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Don M. Lewis performs liposuction to many areas of the body including abdomen, flanks, arms, legs, and face. In some cases, he will combine liposuction with other procedures such as a tummy tuck, facelift, breast surgery, thigh lift, or brachioplasty.
Good candidates for liposuction are nonsmokers, healthy individuals who are within 30% of their ideal weight, have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone.
Liposuction is performed through very small incisions that do not leave noticeable scars. A sterile liquid solution is administered to reduce bleeding and trauma. A thin tube called a cannula is gently inserted through the incisions into the fatty tissue. The fat is then suctioned out of the body resulting in the desired contour.
After your procedure, you will wear a compression garment to help control swelling. Downtime is minimal. You may have slight bruising and swelling. After a few weeks, the swelling will subside revealing your new shape and body contours.
If you are wanting to reshape or enlarge your buttocks but exercise, diet, or genetics is not working for you, a butt augmentation may be something to consider. Butt augmentation, also known as Brazilian butt lift, involves fat collected through liposuction. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Don M. Lewis will liposuction fat from abdomen, lower back, flanks (love handles), or thighs.
Good candidates for butt augmentation are nonsmokers, healthy individuals with realistic expectations that are unhappy with the general shape or roundness of their buttocks.
Butt augmentation via fat grafting involves patient’s own fat collected through liposuction from abdomen, lower back, flanks (love handles) or the thighs. This not only provides fat material needed for butt enhancement, it also contours the areas around the butt for a more dramatic appearance. Dr. Lewis will then process the fat and add it to the buttocks through small injections.
Dr. Lewis will have you return the week after surgery to get stitches removed and address any concerns. You will be required to wear a garment and avoid prolonged sitting for approximately 2 weeks. Prolonged sitting will damage the fat. A pillow or cushion placed behind the legs is recommended when you do have to sit. You will be encouraged to sleep face down or on your side. Buttock augmentation results are visible immediately although it takes several weeks for swelling to resolve. It can take up to a year to see your final results.
Gynecomastia also known as breast reduction for men is surgical correction of enlarged or over-developed breasts in men. It is common in men of all ages and can be a result of disease, use of certain drugs, hormonal changes, or hereditary conditions. Gynecomastia can cause men to feel self-conscious and avoid certain physical activities. Dr. Don M. Lewis performs gynecomastia surgery under general or, in some cases, under a local anesthetic.
Good candidates for gynecomastia surgery are nonsmokers, healthy individuals with realistic expectations, development has stabilized, and are bothered by the feeling of breasts being too large.
Patients who have excess fatty tissue may benefit from liposuction rather than gynecomastia surgery. Dr. Lewis will determine what is more beneficial during consultation. During gynecomastia surgery, glandular breast tissue will be excised. Incisions vary depending on if nipples need to be repositioned for a more natural contour or if only tissue excision is required. In many cases, Dr. Lewis will perform liposuction in conjunction with gynecomastia surgery.
Dr. Lewis will have you return the week after surgery to get stitches removed. You will wear a compression shirt for a few weeks after surgery to minimize swelling. Most patients are able to return to work after a week. For most patients, gynecomastia surgery produces a well-defined, flatter chest for many years as long as the patient maintains a stable weight.
Breast augmentation involves using implants to achieve fuller breasts or to restore breast volume. There are many reasons to consider a breast augmentation. Younger women often desire breast augmentation to enlarge small breasts, while mothers may seek this procedure to restore volume that may have been lost during breastfeeding. During the aging process, the top of the breasts may begin to flatten out and women seek breast augmentation to give the breasts a rounder, fuller shape. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Don M. Lewis is a certified plastic surgeon who has specialized in breast augmentation surgeries for over 30 years. Dr. Lewis offers both saline and silicone implants. He will discuss both options in your consultation.
Good candidates for breast augmentation are nonsmokers, healthy individuals with realistic expectations, and breasts are fully developed. If you are dissatisfied with the size or shape of your breasts, undergoing a breast augmentation may be the option you have been searching for.
Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Lewis will make an incision in the inframammary fold (the crease just below the breast). This incision location ensures the scar will be hidden by the breast curvature. He will then create a pocket in each breast. Dr. Lewis will then insert the implants below the pectoral muscle.
Dr. Lewis will have you return the week after surgery to clip stitches. Breast augmentation recovery for most women is approximately seven to ten days. It is important to avoid strenuous activity for at least four to six weeks. Dr. Lewis will let the you know when it is safe to resume normal exercise. You will be required to wear a front closure bra for at least two weeks after surgery. The bra will help with healing and will ensure the breasts take proper shape and position.
Women experience many different stages throughout their lives including puberty, pregnancy, breast feeding, and menopause. With every stage, the breasts can increase and decrease in cup sizes. Weight loss and weight gain may also affect the breasts making them flat with loose skin. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Don M. Lewis offers breast lift surgery (mastopexy) to improve the unwanted changes.
Good candidates for a breast lift are nonsmokers, healthy individuals with realistic expectations, at a stable weight, and may have stretched skin and/or nipples fall below the breast crease.
Breast lift surgery involves the removal of excess skin making breasts rounder and firmer. Some patients choose to undergo breast lift surgery to correct breast asymmetry or areola size. Dr. Lewis will listen to your concerns and personalize your treatment.
Breasts do appear somewhat smaller after breast lift surgery due to removal of excess skin. If you desire to have breast volume, Dr. Lewis is able to perform a breast augmentation at the time of your breast lift.
Dr. Lewis will have you return the week after surgery to remove stitches. Breasts may be swollen and possibly bruised for a week or two. For the first week or two, Dr. Lewis will want you to limit lifting, bending, and stretching as much as possible. You will have to wait four to six weeks before starting weight lifting or strenuous exercise again.
Many women suffer with overly large breasts (macromastia) which may cause difficulty with activities of daily living due to chronic shoulder or back pain. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Don M. Lewis offers breast reduction surgery to patients who suffer from large breasts achieve a breast size in proportion with your body to alleviate discomfort.
Dr. Lewis can also perform breast reduction surgery on men who suffer with gynecomastia (male breast enlargement).
Good candidates for a breast reduction are nonsmokers and healthy individuals with realistic expectations. You are also a good candidate if you experience back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts.
Dr. Lewis performs breast reductions under a general anesthetic. Excess skin, fat, and tissue will be removed from each breast. The incision will be around the areola, vertically down the breast crease and underneath the breast mound. This is known as an anchor incision. You will more than likely go home with a drain in each breast.
Dr. Lewis will have you return the week after surgery to get drains and stitches removed. Your chest will be swollen and possibly bruised for a couple of weeks. Most patients are able to return to work after approximately two weeks and resume light activities. You will have to wait an additional two to four weeks to start exercising and lifting heavy objects.
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your physician will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Your physician may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
It can take as little as 15 minutes, depending on the area you are looking to treat, as well as the treatment you are receiving. Treatment time varies from patient to patient.
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warm or “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed. Your physician will discuss all of your options with you including the benefits, risks and what to expect.
The procedure is non-invasive, typically gentle and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic; however, your physician may choose to use it depending on his/her patients’ sensitivities.
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. Consult your physician if it does not. For some spots, you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Results depend on your skin type, the number of treatments, and the area treated. Your physician will provide you with complete information about the post treatment care and results.
This is a non-invasive and typically gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are able to return to work, and resume most of your activities immediately.
It is important to follow your physician’s instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light, and you must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.
The most commonly treated areas are the face and neck. Many other areas such as the chest and hands can also be treated. Sometimes laser resurfacing treatments are combined with traditional plastic surgery procedures as well additional laser treatments to further improve results. Please discuss your needs and skin goals with your physician.
Your skin will be cleaned in the treatment area and your eyes will be protected with safety shields. The physician will position the laser over the skin while a computer-guided scanner moves the laser beam in the designated treatment area. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the procedure usually lasts 15-30 mins.
The comfort level of laser resurfacing treatments varies from patient to patient and depends largely on the depth of treatment. For shallow treatments, the procedure is well tolerated with the use of a topical anesthetic. For deeper treatments, your physician may administer a nerve block or local anesthetic.
Immediately following the treatment, you may experience redness and a sensation resembling sunburn. Swelling may also occur in the treated areas. Your physician will advise you on specific after-treatment care recommendations, which may include analgesics and application of an ointment to keep the skin moist.
Complete healing will depend largely on the depth of treatment. Healing times for shallow treatments are typically 2-4 days before patients resume normal activities. For deeper treatments, you should discuss realistic expectations for recovery with your physician.
You may be given skin care products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. It is recommended that you always use some level of sun protection to avoid sun damage and premature aging of your skin.
Depending on your treatment, the top layer of your skin will re-grow and can be covered with makeup in about 2 days to 1 week, at which time you will see noticeable improvements in your skin’s texture, tone, and wrinkle appearance. Deeper laser treatments also stimulate the growth of new collagen over the next 4 to 6 months. During this time, the skin may show increasing improvements in tightness and resilience.