November 5, 2015
Many people try to hide them. Some change (or refuse to change) their hairstyle in order to work around them. Some even tape them down at night. Do you know what we are talking about? If you said “Ears,” then you are correct.
The ears are a relatively subtle facial feature; however, if they are damaged or misaligned or involved in a traumatic injury, they work against a person’s appearance. The ears are an important feature for creating symmetry and balance to the overall facial aesthetics. Many people feel self-conscious about the size, shape, or projection of their ears and wish to have a cosmetic procedure done to recreate their appearance. Others have found that blunt trauma has greatly affected the appearance of their ears, and because their injuries are so severe, plastic surgery is required.
Dr. Hunter Moyer is a board certified plastic surgeon with world-class training and experience in ear revision surgery. The ears are made up of cartilage, which is a stiff, yet pliable, substance in the human body. Because cartilage is “forgiving” when it comes to being manipulated, ear revision surgery is a very successful procedure for those with injured or deformed ears. Ear revision surgery can be both cosmetic and reconstructive to correct any deformities in the ear. Because severe trauma to the ear can actually cause hearing loss or infection, ear revision surgery is often a needed surgery to correct damage.
Dr. Hunter Moyer makes it a priority to specifically listen to his patients’ concerns and to educate them, in detail, regarding the recommended surgical procedures. Children, adolescents, and adults can all benefit from ear revision surgery, and Dr. Hunter Moyer is proud to offer his specialized cosmetic surgical care to patients of all ages. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to learn how ear revision surgery can benefit you.
October 19, 2015
Your face is one of the most distinct features of your entire appearance. When someone thinks about you, it is your face that first comes to mind. If there are certain features about your face that you are unhappy with, this may make you feel even more self-conscious. Luckily today, there has been much advancement in facial plastic surgery so that people who wish to alter the appearance of their face can do so very successfully.
Chin augmentation is a relatively simple, yet often overlooked procedure than can greatly affect a person’s facial appearance. A person’s profile is significantly effected by a person’s nose and chin – both separately and the relationship between the two features. There is a desired balance needed between the nose and the chin in order to create a balanced profile and an overall balanced appearance. A weak chin can cause a person’s nose to look considerably larger than it actually is because it does not balance with the protrusion of the nose. A weak chin can also cause the jaw line to “disappear” and make the neck appear fleshy. Chin augmentation can bring the facial features into harmony and create a beautiful and polished overall facial structure.
The best candidates for chin augmentation are those who have a recessed chin, a fleshy neck, a pointed or squared chin, or a prominent nose. Chin augmentation adds definition to the jaw line and balance to the face, which cannot only drastically alter a person’s appearance, but it can also take years off a person’s face. Chin augmentation is often an overlooked procedure because many people do not realize the significant impact that it can have on their facial appearance.
If you are interested in receiving more information about chin augmentation and to determine if this surgical procedure is right for achieving your goals, please contact Hunter R. Moyer, MD today. During your consultation, we will discuss how chin augmentation can enhance your facial appearance in order to achieve the results you desire.
September 18, 2015
Most people have a wrinkle (or two or three) that they wish they could magically make disappear. While people may try wrinkle creams and serums one after the other, many are not willing to go through the pain, recovery, and trouble of plastic surgery. Lucky for them, there is an option that provides the benefits they desire without the knife.
Botox® injections are non-surgical injections that can quickly improve fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. These non-surgical injections are quick and easy, revealing immediate results that fill in lines and wrinkles so that they appear to disappear from your face. Botox® Cosmetic Injections are composed of a highly purified form of botulinum toxin that relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles to develop between the eyes, along the forehead, and the mouth.
Botox® injections are temporary “fixes” for wrinkles that are causing you to feel self-conscious or embarrassed. However, what most people find out is that with repeated injections the results last longer and longer. This is because the body works with the compounds in the purified form of botulinum toxin and continues to keep the wrinkles and lines at bay. While most patients achieve results for an average of four to six months in the beginning, those who continue with their Botox® injections find that their results can last twelve months or more.
If you live in or around the Atlanta area and are interested in reducing the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles, please contact Dr. Hunter Moyer, MD today. We are committed to delivering superior cosmetic enhancements to your face or body. Dr. Hunter Moyer is Atlanta’s top choice in cosmetic plastic surgery.
August 11, 2015
A smooth jaw line is considered attractive and youthful. As we age, the skin all over the body loses its tightness and elasticity causing wrinkles and sagging skin. Sagging skin, skin folds, wrinkles, and color changes are the most noticeable signs of aging. For those who are self-conscious about signs of aging, Dr. Hunter Moyer, MD offers cosmetic surgical procedures to enhance your appearance and feel more confident in your own skin.
Neck lift surgery is a procedure that helps tighten the bands and sagging skin that often becomes noticeable under the jaw line. A neck lift is done to achieve a well defined jaw line or “cervicomental angle.” Neck lift surgery is often combined with other facelift procedures in order to gain a fully bright and rejuvenated appearance, but neck lift surgery can also stand alone if you are simply self-conscious about your neck. The goal of a neck lift is to tighten the excess skin along the neck to eliminate and prevent sagging and wrinkling. Because the muscles of the jaw are closely connected to the neck, a lower facelift done in conjunction with a neck lift surgery often offers the most desirable results.
Dr. Hunter Moyer, MD has years of experience and world-class training for performing neck lift surgery and other facial rejuvenation procedures. His artistry and skill help him ensure that he is able to meet the desires of his patients while also providing minimal scarring to result in the most beautiful outcomes.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your neck, or you are hoping to achieve a more defined jaw line, please contact the office of Hunter Moyer, MD today to schedule a consultation regarding neck lift surgery. We make every effort to make your experience as pleasant and rewarding as possible.
July 23, 2015
The majority of the world’s population has at least one mole on the body. Moles are benign lesions or dark spots on the skin created by an overproduction of melanin. Some moles are flat against the skin and remain approximately the same size for a person’s entire life. Other moles, however, change shape and appearance over time and can become an area of concern. Dr. Hunter R. Moyer, MD offers mole removal with superior results and minimal scarring.
The truth behind mole removal is that when your unwanted mole is in a place that causes you to feel self-conscious, such as the face, its removal is best done in the hands of a trusted and reputable cosmetic surgeon. Most dermatologists offer mole removal in their dermatology practices. However, having a mole removed from the leg or back is one thing, but having a mole removed from the face is an entirely different scenario.
While many people visit their dermatologists in order to determine whether or not their mole is suspicious in any way, a high percentage of these people will opt to have a cosmetic surgeon do the surgery to remove the mole. Dr. Hunter R. Moyer, MD will deliver utmost precision and care during any mole removal procedure. While mole removal in and of itself is a simple procedure, it requires the skill of an experienced and highly trained plastic surgeon to use closure techniques that will procure optimal results.
If you have a mole on your face, neck or anywhere else on your body that requires precise removal with minimal scarring, please contact the office of Hunter R. Moyer, MD today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Moyer offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures for the entire body to help patients achieve a flawless and confident appearance.
June 15, 2015
For many people, the first signs of aging occur around the eyes. The muscles of the eye region have been used constantly throughout a person’s life, and this constant movement causes wrinkles to form earlier. Eyelid surgery, known as Blepharoplasty, is a common surgical procedure done to improve the tired appearance of the eyes. This is a popular procedure among men because they often find their eyes prematurely age them. Men tend to have heavier skin around their eyes, which causes the skin to wrinkle or sag into puffy bags under their eyes. Eyelid surgery can have amazing results for men who feel younger on the inside than they appear on the outside.
Older men often get the label of being “grumpy” or “angry” or “tired” because of their facial appearances. Eyelid surgery is a good option for men because it allows a relatively simple procedure to produce amazing results. This procedure can be done alone, or it can be combined with another procedure for even more dramatic results. Often, many men choose to combine eyelid surgery with a facelift if they are looking to completely rejuvenate their appearances. Dr. Hunter Moyer, MD, at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. offers expertise to both men and women who are hoping to recreate their appearances through plastic surgery. His specific techniques allow for natural and long-lasting results, which is what everyone wants when they choose to have a cosmetic procedure done. Not many people want their procedures to be obvious; they want to keep people guessing about why they are looking so good and refreshed!
If you are interested in eyelid surgery, please contact the practice of Hunter Moyer, MD today. As a board certified plastic surgeon, he offers his expertise and superior precision toward all of his procedures. Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. is the leading choice for plastic surgery in Atlanta. We are here to help our patients look and feel their best.
May 7, 2015
This lift surgery is a procedure done to remove skin and fat from the inner and outer thighs in order to tighten the skin and improve the contour of the legs. As people age, generally as women age, the upper legs become an area of the body that causes extreme self-consciousness. The thighs are often the toughest area on the body to firm up as they are quite stubborn to change even with exercise and dieting. Fat cells accumulate on the thighs and are visibly known as cellulite, often making people look heavier, older, and less fit than they actually are. This is a huge concern to many women as the style of shorts only seems to get shorter, and yet they feel less and less confident to wear them.
If you are embarrassed to wear shorts, feel that you always need to cover up your thighs, or refuse to wear anything more revealing than Capri length pants then it is time to contact Hunter R. Moyer, MD. Dr. Moyer is a skilled plastic surgeon that is known for his natural, long-lasting results via thigh lift surgery and other body contouring procedures. He uses the latest surgical techniques available, and he customizes his approach to each patient because he understands that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Thigh lift surgery removes isolated fat deposits and the sagging skin that is visible on the upper legs, while also tightening the remaining tissues to create an attractive contour to the legs.
If you are becoming more and more aware that summer is right around the corner and your legs are still not ready to be shown off, call Hunter Moyer, MD. He delivers profound benefits to his patients so that they can walk more comfortably in their own skin. We take the time and effort to ensure your experience is as rewarding as possible. Make the call today.
April 30, 2015
A woman’s breasts are a very personal aspect of her body. They can define her femininity, her sensuality, and her style. While not many women want to use their breasts to make a loud statement to the world, they do want their breasts to be an attractive asset to their bodies. For many women, though, they find that as they age and their bodies go through different changes their breasts are very different from the way they were in their youth. Many factors affect how the breast tissues, shape, size, and profile change over the years – all of which can have unwanted effects. Hunter R. Moyer, MD is a highly qualified plastic surgeon with specialized cosmetic and reconstructive training from Emory University and provides mastopexy procedures. With practices located in Cumming and Atlanta, he has been helping women in North Georgia achieve the cosmetic results they desire.
Women’s bodies naturally go through more changes than men’s due to hormonal factors and pregnancy. Weight gain and loss from pregnancy can alter a woman’s body significantly, add on top of that feeding a baby (or babies) from the breast, along with aging and hormonal fluctuations – and the breasts can significantly alter their appearance. Many women are proud to breast feed their babies, and rightly so. However, that does not mean that they are pleased with how their breasts look and feel once they are finished. Whether your breasts are sagging from pregnancy and breast feeding, weight loss, aging, or hormonal factors, Dr. Hunter Moyer is the surgeon to trust to restore your breasts to a more youthful position.
Call the practice of Hunter R. Moyer, MD today to learn more about how Mastopexy can help you regain the confidence you desire as a woman. His qualifications, training, and expertise make him the perfect cosmetic surgeon to achieve your aesthetic desires.
November 26, 2014
Last month in Chicago, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation, we had the opportunity to unveil a groundbreaking new facial rejuvenation process, the culmination of years of research and development. This process, which was the winner of the Plastic Surgery Foundation’s “Shark Tank” competition, should allow us to harness the regenerative power of adult stem cells to safely and effectively alleviate the signs of facial aging with a simple, minimally invasive procedure.
Many commercially available cosmetic products and serums promise to give you rejuvenated, younger-looking skin, and while they may achieve some degree of superficial success by moisturizing and filling in surface imperfections, creating the illusion of a smoother, more even skin tone, they largely fail to address the underlying causes of facial aging. As we age, skin begins to lose volume and elasticity so that sagging folds and wrinkles begin to appear. This process can, to some degree, be counteracted by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which is exactly what many over-the counter cosmetic products claim to do. However, these vital proteins are produced deep in the skin’s dermis, and these deep layers of skin are completely protected by the stratum corneum, the skin’s outermost layer. The stratum corneum exists, in part, to prevent any foreign substance from being absorbed into the body, and so, for any topically applied products to affect real and lasting change, they must be able to penetrate past this protective covering and into the deepest layers of the dermis. Most can’t, and this is why most topical serums so often fail to live up to their claims.
Our new facial rejuvenation system is based on the idea that collagen and elastin production can be stimulated by exposing the deep skin tissues to stem cells. The human body is composed of about two hundred different kinds of cells: skin cells, muscle cells, fat cells, blood cells, nerve cells, etc. Each has a highly specific structure and function, but all started out as rapidly reproducing, unspecialized stem cells. These stem cells form a sort of building material for the body. They are present in large concentrations within developing embryos, but also exist throughout the adult body, particularly in the fat and blood marrow, where they can be activated when the body needs to produce new tissue to heal from an injury. In fact, it has been proven that adult stem cells taken from the fat and bone marrow, along with the growth factors they release, can greatly accelerate wound healing and improve collagen production. Theoretically, they can also re-stimulate the skin’s natural growth processes, effectively counteracting the signs of facial aging, like wrinkles and sagging, by regenerating fresh and vital new skin. However, these complex proteins are simply too large to get through the stratum corneum, and can only function if exposed to the deeper tissues where the natural process of skin regeneration occurs.
The AcCellerate skin rejuvenation system is a patent-protected process that revolutionizes skin resurfacing by combining it with the most promising applications of stem-cell rejuvenation. It works by isolating stem cells from the tissue harvested during a patient’s liposuction procedure. The patient then undergoes a laser skin resurfacing procedure that effectively removes the outermost layers of the stratum corneum and leaves the inner dermis exposed. A concentrated serum composed of the patient’s own active stem cells and growth factors is then immediately reapplied to the exposed dermis. Stem cells taken from the patient’s own body are safer and far more effective than similar cells taken from other sources and can potentially achieve excellent long term results. Moreover, the patient can also enjoy the added benefit of liposuction to remove unwanted fat. Look for more information about the development of this exciting new technique in the coming months.
If you have any questions about any of the treatments that I offer, please contact us today to schedule a consultation. Additionally, Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. provides a variety of options for financing, including CareCreditSM, to assist you. Don’t forget to connect with me, Dr. Hunter Moyer, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.
November 24, 2014
Many of the women that I see who are seeking breast augmentation are very well informed about the many different sizes and styles available in breast implants, whether they are simple saline, silicone, or the new form-stable gummy bear implants. Far fewer, however, are aware of the impact that the specific surgical approach, including implant placement and incision choice, can have on the final breast augmentation results.
One important early decision that needs to be made involves where the implant will be placed, specifically whether it will be underneath or over the chest muscles. Placing the implants above the muscle, just under the skin and glandular tissue, is a less invasive procedure, involving less post-operative discomfort and downtime. It also typically creates a fuller appearance and more pronounced cleavage. However over-the-muscle implants may have a less natural look, particularly in women who started with only minimal breast tissue. Additionally, any rippling caused by imperfections in the implant itself will be more readily apparent when the implant is covered only by a thin layer of skin. While placing the implants beneath the muscle requires more invasive surgery, the result is usually a more subtle, natural looking slope in the upper breast. Implants placed under the muscle also have a reduced risk of capsular contracture and are less likely to interfere with the results of a mammogram.
Incision placement can also affect the final appearance of the augmented breast. An effort is always made to make incisions as small as possible (usually between 2cm and 6cm) and to make them in inconspicuous areas in order to minimize visible scarring. However, the specific location of the incision depends largely on the type of implant used as well as the individual patient’s needs. Most commonly, inframammary incisions are made underneath the breast, in the crease where the breast meets the torso. These incisions allow for the most direct access to the breast tissue and chest muscle. Since saline implants are placed into the body before they are filled, they can frequently be introduced through transaxillary incisions underneath the armpit. Finally, periareolar incisions around the nipple can be used if the appearance of scars is a major concern. However, I generally do not recommend this approach as it is associated with a higher likelihood of breast feeding difficulties and the loss of nipple sensation. I have found that the use of the Keller Funnel™, a device that directly transfers the implant from the packaging to the breast cavity, allows me to safely place silicone and highly cohesive gummy bear implants using smaller incisions and with a reduced risk of the bacterial contamination that can cause infection or capsular contraction.
During our initial consultations I will carefully go over all of the options available and make recommendations based on your specific anatomy and aesthetic goals. Only then will we be able to choose the particular approach that will lead to the best possible breast augmentation results.
If you have any questions about any of the treatments that I offer, please contact me today to schedule a consultation. Additionally, Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. provides a variety of options for financing, including Care CreditSM, to assist you. Don’t forget to connect with me, Dr. Hunter Moyer, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.