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Is a Facelift the Right Procedure for Me?   

Have you noticed your skin sagging and you’re just generally not happy with the way you look today? Well, there are more options available to you than ever before. Surgical procedures can improve your appearance, minimize the signs of aging and in some cases make you look and feel 20 years younger. At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we offer many facial procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, that will improve your appearance and help build up your self-esteem However, to make sure that you are 100 percent comfortable with any procedure, our expert medical staff will listen carefully to what you are hoping to accomplish to make sure your surgeon creates the look you desire.  Once we have a clearer idea of what you’re hoping to achieve, we will recommend one or more treatments to reach your desired goals. One of the most popular procedures we find men and a woman in Fort Lauderdale request is a facelift. But remember, before you have any surgery, you should always discuss your expectationand medical history with your doctor.  

What can I expect before my facelift surgery? 

Before you move forward with any facelift or cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important to make sure you are in the best shape possible. The medical team at Take Shape Plastic Surgery wants to make sure your skin will heal properly and that there will not be any medical issues during your procedure. Our number one concern is your health and well-being. We may ask you to get blood work done or have a chest X-ray to make sure you are in top shape for the surgery. If by some chance you are not a candidate for surgery, your surgeon may suggest other options like wrinkle relaxers or dermal fillers like Juvederm. These non-surgical options yield similar results to make you look and feel younger. A facelift is a great option for those of us who want to erase the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and daily stress from our lives for a longer length of time. As people age, the skin may droop, wrinkles may form, and creases grow deeper in your skin. A facelift on average will last about 10 to 12 years. A facelift can not only tighten sagging skin but can lift the corners of your mouth and reduce the creases between the cheeks and your lips as well. 

What does a facelift procedure entail? 

A facelift works best for those patients who are generally in good health and want to tighten loose hanging skin around the jawline (called jowls) and also tighten loose skin around the chin and neck. Depending upon the extent of your surgery, your surgeon will determine if your procedure will be outpatient or if you will stay overnight in the hospital. In any event, a local or general anesthetic will be used and sedatives will be offered to relax you. Dr. Sassani and the medical team at Take Shape Plastic Surgery want to make sure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. To perform a facelift, your surgeon will pull back your sagging skin and tighten it as well as remove any excess skin. There will be some incisions made and drains will be placed under your skin usually behind the ear to ensure that excess blood or fluids are eliminated. Any pain you experience after your facelift in Fort Lauderdale can be easily remedied with pain killers that your surgeon will prescribe for you.  

How do I get started? 

The decision to get a facelift in Fort Lauderdale can be exciting yet also a little unnerving. At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we want to make sure that you are totally happy with whatever procedure you decide to undergo. Whether it is a facelift, brow lift, neck lift or eye lift surgery, or a combination of one or more procedures, your surgeon will prepare you well before and discuss all after surgical care procedures with you thoroughly. The medical team at Take Shape Plastic Surgery believes that it’s important to be as informed as possible before beginning any surgery. Please contact us at (954) 324-2329 for your free facelift consultation in Fort Lauderdale.  

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A Trip to a Med Spa is The Perfect Way to Spend Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here and there is no time better than the present to visit a med spa in Fort Lauderdale. What better gift than to pamper yourself with a host of non-surgical cosmetic treatments and facialsWith the advent of non-surgical, anti-aging dermal fillers, facials, body contouring, chemical peels, and laser treatments, in 2020 and for years to come, we can easily maintain our youthful appearance and glow. When we think of a traditional spa environment, we think of a relaxing space where we can go have a facial or massage and leave our cares behind. Today, the medical aspect has been added to give us a host of new anti-aging options. A visit to Take Shape Plastic Surgery’s med spa will help you maintain a more youthful glow and will leave you feeling energized and confident.  

Restore Youthful Skin with a Healthy Facial 

At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we offer an array of Med Spa services in Fort Lauderdale.  The Hydrafacial MD. ® is an exceptional facial. This intensive facial will not only improve your appearance and give you back your fresh face look, it can also help mend sun-damaged skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and refresh aging skin, dry skin and more.  The process begins with removing dead skills and then moves to an acid peel to extract loosened dirt from pores. Antioxidants and special moisturizers help protect and heal. 

Microdermabrasion Improves Your Skin Tone. 

If you loved sitting in the sun when you were younger, your skin may now be paying the price. But don’t despair—there is help for sun damage at Take Shape Plastic Surgery, where we use a microdermabrasion procedure to noticeably improve the texture of your delicate skin. Sun damage, uneven skin tone and a dull complexion can wreak havoc with your self-esteem, not to mention take a toll on your appearance long term. At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, our med spa in Fort Lauderdale offers microdermabrasion treatment to help even out skin tone and repair UV damage. 

C02 Laser Uncovers Healthy Beauty 

Do you remember the days when your skin was tight, supple and glowing? One of the latest laser techniques available today is the CO2 Laser, short for Carbon Dioxide Fractional Laser. Laser treatments are usually associated with pain and downtime, but not with the CO2 Laser. In fact, you will feel very little pain, similar to mild sunburn. The C02 Laser resurfacing treatment uses short pulsed light energy to remove thin layers of skin. Used to treat wrinkles, scars, sun damage, brown spots, and other conditions, it is a premier non-surgical treatment at Take Shape Plastic Surgery Med Spa in Fort Lauderdale. The C02 laser will even out and brighten your skin tone, reduce fine lines and much more. 

Dysport Reduces Frown Lines 

Embrace your age but enhance it too with Dysport! Dysport is a wrinkle reducer that is FDA approved to reduce frown lines without changing the look of your face. With our expert medical team, “frozen-face” is the thing of the past. Dysport injections achieve a natural-looking result. This painless, non-invasive series of facial injections administered by Take Shape’s medical professionals result in the appearance of a refreshed healthier look with reduced lines and wrinkles. You can have a Dysport treatment at lunchtime and be back to work in a jiffy. 

Isn’t it time you did something wonderful for yourself that will last a lifetime? To speak with one of our experienced team members, visit Take Shape Plastic Surgery or give us a call at (954) 324-2329. Aour Med Spa in Fort Lauderdale, we offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical anti-aging treatments. This Valentine’s Day, find out how you can rejuvenate, renew and recharge with one of our many popular treatments and procedures. Look your best at any age! Schedule your free cosmetic consultation with us today at (954) 585-3800. 

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Give the Gift of an Anti-Aging Treatment on Valentine’s Day  

Valentine’s Day is here and it’s time to make dinner plans as well as come up with the perfect gift for our loves one. So, why not give the gift that never goes out of style and will really be appreciated. At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we think there’s no better gift than looking and feeling you’re very best at any age. If you’re interested in a gift that will boost your confidence, make you look and feel younger and improve your health, visit our cosmetic surgery practice in South Florida!

What anti-aging procedures will work best for me?

At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide range of the most effective surgical and non-surgical anti-aging procedures available today. Understanding which procedure will work best for you can often be a challenge. That’s why it’s best to speak with one of our experienced medical team at Take Shape Plastic Surgery to understand your options. Some of the procedures we offer include:

Brow Lift

Neck Lift

Eyelift surgery


Chemical Peels


Laser Treatments

Breast Augmentation

Botox/Dysport Injections

Dermal Facial Fillers like Juvederm or Sculptera

Depending on your desired results, our cosmetic surgeon may suggest combining several procedures to achieve your desired anti-aging goals. For example, if you’re searching for “where can I find the best anti-aging procedures?” on the Internet, there may be several procedures that will be right for you. We may combine a brow lift with eyelid surgery or even recommend some facial relaxers like Botox or Dysport to help you achieve a more natural-looking result.

Give the gift of our medical spa services

If you are looking for the best anti-aging procedures then you might be interested in some of our med spa services. Pampering yourself on Valentine’s Day starts by visiting our med spa team at Take Shape Plastic Surgery. We offer a number of skin care procedures that can leave you feeling refreshed and glowing. Our chemical peels are the perfect way to awaken your skin by getting rid of age spots, sun damage and to energize a dull complexion. Chemical peels can also significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When you’re looking to refresh and repair your skin, we suggest looking into our microdermabrasion treatment.

What about non-surgical refinishing treatments?

While cosmetic surgery can give you an immediate youthful boost, there are also affordable anti-aging procedures that can often help repair your aging skin and give it a healthy glow. Refinishing treatments are often more affordable than other non-surgical anti-aging treatments. Surface treatments like Retin-A and glycolic acid treatments are effective anti-aging options for patients who have fine lines and blotchy skin. It can also mend sun damage you were affected by in your youth. While refinishing treatments aren’t as effective as chemical peels and laser resurfacing options, they can give your skin a smoother and healthier appearance for a fraction of the cost.

Where can I find out more about the best anti-aging procedures?

When you’re ready to explore the most effective anti-aging procedures the cosmetic surgeon at Take Shape Plastic Surgery are here to help. Valentine’s Day is the best day to treat yourself! Call us at (954) 324-2329 to schedule your free consultation.

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Recapture Your youthful Glow with Dysport

If you’ve been on the fence about doing something to help with those annoying wrinkles around your eyes and laugh lines that seem to appear out of nowhere, you are not alone. Millions of women today are interested in looking their best but don’t want to look too unnatural or undergo any scary surgery. Then why not get the look you want with minimal downtime at an affordable price and under the care of trusted professionals. At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we offer an array of anti-aging, wrinkle-reducing treatments, including Botox and Dysport, in Fort Lauderdale that will leave you positively glowing! Under our professional care, your face will never look “overdone” or “frozen,” which is a common complaint. Our board-certified medical professionals will have you looking younger in no time! We can do wonders with either Botox or Dysport to smooth out the frown lines and wrinkles that can make our skin look less supple as we age. 

The truth about Dysport vs. Botox 

You’ve seen them advertised time and time again in magazines, print media, and on the TV as easy non-invasive ways to make our wrinkles vanish–for a little while anyway. Dysport and Botox are both types of Botulinum neurotoxin injections used very effectively for decades to treat frown lines and some wrinkles to reveal smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Much has been said and written about the use of both, and while they are equally effective, it’s best to research which product would be the right fit for you. Remember, everyone is different, and results can vary from one person to another. 

So, what is your preference, Botox Cosmetic, or Dysport treatments? 

  • Botox usually takes a little longer to take effect than Dysport. Dysport treatments typically kick in within 1-2 days, whereas Botox may take anywhere from 3 to 5 days. 
  • Botox typically lasts three to six months, and Dysport has been known to last a bit longer, some patients report as long as six months to a year 
  • The side effects of both Botox and Dysport are minimal but are equal in the range of side effects that including swelling, numbness, bruising, and temporary drooping of eyelids in some cases. 
  • Dysport, after extensive research, proved the better product in reducing crows feet then Botox. 
  • Dysport is about the same price as Botox, but on average, maybe a bit more cost-effective than Botox. 

Once you are ready to determine which wrinkle treatment is best suited for you, you’ll want to call Take Shape Plastic Surgery to arrange a consultation with one of our medical professionals. Call us if you’re interested in trying Dysport or Botox or want to find out more about a soft tissue dermal filler like Restylane or Juvederm. The medical professionals at Take Shape Plastic Surgery will be happy to answer all of your questions and offer the best suggestions. Don’t wait a minute longer. You’ll love your Dysport wrinkle treatment because no one will ever suspect a thing. Your friends will think you just got back from vacation! Call our professional team today at (954) 585-3800. 

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Enhance Your Beauty with a Photofacial in Fort Lauderdale

Gentle skin rejuvenation is now easy to achieve – thanks to many innovative therapies and technology on the market today. One of the skin treatments we love here at Take Shape Plastic Surgery is Photofacials, a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. When you’re ready to discuss getting a Photofacial in Fort Lauderdale, call us for a consultation.

A Photofacial in Fort Lauderdale Will Safely Target Your Skin Issues

At our medi-spa at Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we offer a number of amazing, minimally invasive cosmetic treatments and procedures that successfully handle many of the areas you would like to “tweak” or redefine within your body. We’re excited to offer Photofacials, also referred to as photo rejuvenation, which is a procedure that uses a light-based technology – IPL/Intense-Pulsed Light therapy. A hand-held instrument delivers a bright blast of light, targeting many skin issues and helping with the following:

• Improves skin texture
• Treats sun damage
• Lightens brown and red spots
• Diminishes broken capillaries
• Fades the appearance of spider veins
• Fades the appearance of facial redness (rosacea)
• Stimulates collagen production
• Minimizes the appearance of wrinkles
• Reduces pore size

For our Photofacials, we use the elos technology. It’s the first and only technology that uses combined energies to effectively and gently restore and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin. It’s a safe and effective treatment for most skin types. The condition of your skin will dictate the number of treatments you’ll need. Typically, patients will see a marked difference in five treatment sessions. The procedure takes about 30 minutes. There is no downtime and most patients return to normal activities immediately following treatment.

We’re ready to help you to take care of your skin. Call us at (954) 585-3800 and make an appointment for a consultation. We’ll answer all of your questions about Photofacials and determine if you would be a good candidate. If so, we can then set a personalized treatment schedule for you. The professional team at Take Shape Plastic Surgery looks forward to meeting you!

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Find Your Ideal Plastic Surgeon with Our Top Five Tips

With 2020 just around the corner, we are preparing to step not only into a new year, but a new decade. For many, starting the new year off right means looking your best. Whether you want to bring back the youthful plumpness to your face, get a more toned core, or restore hair loss, cosmetic procedures can help you start the new year on your best foot. If you are seeking the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale to get your new year started right, here are five things you absolutely must consider—from the experts!

Check Board Certification

Of course, the absolute first thing you need to check when considering a plastic surgeon is their credentials. Board certification verifies that your cosmetic surgery provider is educated and has the qualifications to conduct your desired procedure. Remember, plastic surgery is a form of medical procedure, and as such, your surgeon needs to keep your health and safety as top priority.

Unfortunately, in South Florida, you have to be careful of who you trust. Many practitioners will offer incredible deals and discounts in the hopes that you will overlook their lacking qualifications. We’ve all heard the horror stories—don’t fall victim to a potentially deadly scam. Board certification indicates your plastic surgeon meets and exceeds competency requirements and minimum standards of care for their area of practice. They have exhibited a mastery of the necessary skills and knowledge to provide the results you deserve.

Dr. Russell Sassani is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale who also serves both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Broward County Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is dedicated to providing safe, quality services to all Take Shape Plastic Surgery clients. The professionals at Take Shape Plastic Surgery are proud he is part of our incredible staff.


Not all plastic surgeons are the same. Most specialize in specific areas such as reconstruction, breast augmentation, or body sculpting. Researching surgeons who specialize in the procedure you want can help to narrow down your search. Looking into specific areas of expertise can help to put your mind at ease.

Whether you are looking for eyelid surgery, liposuction, or Dysport/fillers, Dr. Sassani and the team at Take Shape Plastic Surgery is here to serve you. Led by a board-certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, we have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your goals.

Take Advantage of a Free Consultation

Most cosmetic centers in South Florida offer free consultations, so make sure you take advantage of the opportunity. These consultations are an opportunity to speak directly with your surgeon and get a better idea of what you can expect from your procedure, as well as getting any questions you may have answered.

This is also when you get a good idea of what type of care you can expect during and after your surgery. Communication and attentiveness both matter when it comes to finding a surgeon you can trust. Go to as many consultations as you need in order to feel comfortable with moving forward.

Recommendations and Reviews for a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Fort Lauderdale

In today’s digital world, it’s easier than ever to get information about your cosmetic surgeon before you make a final decision. Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family members can help to guide you in the right direction. Most cosmetic centers provide photo galleries of previous clients’ results to help you determine if their services are right for you. Take advantage of these resources when searching for your board-certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale. When you check Dr. Sassani’s extensive experience and training, you will undoubtedly feel very comfortable with choosing Take Shape Plastic Surgery for your surgical needs.

Facility Check

Because plastic surgery is a medical procedure, ensuring the facility where you will undergo your procedure is up to standard is important. Poorly maintained facilities can leave one vulnerable to infection or other complications. Be sure to ask any questions you feel necessary during your consultation. At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we take pride in being an ambulatory surgical center. We adhere to the highest standards for cleanliness and safety, so you can rest assured you are in good hands.

Ready to take the first steps to a better life in the new year? Contact us today!

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Laser Season: Heating Up Skin Rejuvenation with the CO2 Laser

Summer may be over, but things are heating up in the world of beauty secrets and skin rejuvenation. At Take Shape Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, we are proud to say that we are always on the cutting edge of new and developing cosmetic and beauty treatments. We are thrilled to be able to share the CO2 Fractional Laser technology with our practice! If you didn’t know this already, laser skin resurfacing has become the gold standard in skin rejuvenation for improving tone, texture, and wrinkles of the skin. The most popular treatment areas include the full face, neck, and upper chest. If you’re looking for new and improved ways to have youthful, glowing skin this Fall, you’re at the right place!

At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we are committed to offering only the best in aesthetics, and that includes using state-of-the-art equipment for cosmetic procedures. One of the most popular items out there this season is the CO2 Laser. The CO2 Laser is short for the “Carbon Dioxide Fractional Laser.” The newest versions of CO2 Laser resurfacing machines use very short, pulsed light energy (also known as ultra-pulse), or continuous light beams that are delivered in a scanning-like pattern to remove thin layers of skin with minimal heat damage. CO2 Lasers are microscopically small but deeply penetrating and highly effective CO2 Laser “micro beams.” They rehabilitate scarred tissue and stimulate your body to produce substantial amounts of new, healthier collagen in the skin. Laser skin resurfacing with CO2 Lasers has proven to help reduce wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and blemishes, as well as to tighten skin and balance skin tone.

Laser Season at Take Shape Plastic Surgery

This may sound a bit funny, but Autumn is actually considered “laser season” in the world of cosmetic plastic surgery. Why? Because laser-treated skin is known to be hypersensitive to sun exposure for up to a year following some laser procedures. This is why many cosmetic surgeons recommend undergoing laser resurfacing like CO2 Lasers, during Fall or Winter months when those daytime hours are shorter, and you are probably spending more of your time indoors.

No matter what season you choose to have your CO2 Laser procedure done in, you will absolutely have to wear a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen daily and reapply as needed. This will not only help to keep your CO2 Laser results looking their best, it will also provide protection against skin cancer and continually help prevent additional, premature aging.

What Can You Expect from Co2 Skin Rejuvenation with Take Shape?

Although most laser treatments are generally considered non-surgical, they are not all downtime-free. Skin rejuvenation with laser resurfacing requires recovery time, which varies depending on the type of laser used as well as an individual’s health and healing rate.
The CO2 Laser is an in-office procedure. Resurfacing works by heating and ablating the top layer of your skin, exposing a fresh new layer of skin. The heat from the treatment will be stimulating collagen production over the next 6 to 12 months. This is not only going to be firming your skin, but it lightens dark spots, improves pore size, and helps to minimalize wrinkles. This CO2 Laser resurfacing requires at least a week of downtime with minimal to no sun exposure. During this week of downtime, you will be required to cover your skin in very thick ointment to speed up the healing process. It will take about a week for your skin to slough, unveiling new, beautiful skin. This doesn’t mean you have to hide out at home for weeks, but it does mean that your skin will be raw, red, and scab over as it is in the process of healing. You may not feel comfortable in certain social situations, and you will need to modify your activities to avoid situations where infection is possible (swimming, gym workouts, etc.). Our number one concern for our valued Take Shape patients is that they have a healthy, safe recovery for optimum beauty results!

If you are considering CO2 Laser treatments to improve your skin this Fall season, we encourage you to contact Take Shape Plastic Surgery today! At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, our double board-certified medical professionals are excited to help you achieve your gorgeous, youthful, glowing, and rejuvenated skin with our CO2 Lasers. The CO2 Laser at Take Shape Plastic Surgery will help you reach your end-of-the-year beauty goals and feel confident for many years to come!

Hi-Definition Liposuction at Take Shape Plastic Surgery

If you are looking to improve your body image and self-esteem with Hi-Definition Liposuction, Take Shape Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale can help. You will have time during the winter months to get used to the skinnier you, and it won’t be long after your Hi-Definition Liposuction in Fort Lauderdale that you’ll feel happy and confident with your new self, ready to show off your new bathing suit in time for Spring.

Hi-Definition Liposuction is an advanced body contouring technique for that unwanted fat removal, which offers a safer and more effective skin-tightening alternative to traditional Liposuction. It is the most effective, minimally invasive method for getting rid of unwanted fat from your body, and also for creating a defined and sculpted look. Hi-Definition Liposuction is an ultrasound-assisted Liposuction; the ultrasonic energy helps destroy fat cells. This Hi-Definition Liposuction technique is unique in that it incorporates ultrasound to disrupt the fat cells to help aid in fat removal, while traditional Liposuction requires more mechanical work.

What is Hi-Definition Liposuction? 

When patients come to Take Shape Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, they long to have many different issues addressed. At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we want to make sure that our patients feel empowered by knowing everything they can about any procedure they are interested in doing with Take Shape. Here are some of the most common questions answered about Hi-Definition Liposuction:

How is Hi-Definition Liposuction Different from Regular Liposuction?

Traditional Liposuction has been around for a very long time and is a relatively simple and common procedure where a surgeon makes an incision, inserts a small rod just under the skin, and then sucks the fat cells out. While totally effective, this type of surgery often results in relatively severe bruising and can require a lengthy recovery. During Hi-Definition Liposuction using Hi-Definition, ultrasonic wave technology is first used to break apart and then emulsify larger pockets of fat. This Hi-Definition technology breaks up fat while preserving other important tissues to promote smooth results and rapid healing. Once the emulsification of fat is in process, a small cannula or rod is used to remove the liquid and the fat cells. Some of the local anesthetic remains in the tissue, which helps to reduce post-procedural pain.

What are Some of the Benefits of Hi-Definition Liposuction?  

* It can more precisely remove fat

* It is superior for the definition and sculpting of the body shape

* It can remove stubborn, fibrous fat especially in the “fat rolls”

* It can better preserve the surrounding nerves

* It can increase skin contraction for less sagging skin

* There is significantly less blood loss

* There is less fatigue of the surgeon, which means better results

What Areas Does Hi-Definition Liposuction Treat? 

Hi-Definition Liposuction can remove stubborn fat safely and efficiently from almost all bodily areas such as the abdomen, back, breasts, buttocks, face, flanks, hips, neck, knees, and upper arms.

Who are Good Candidates for Hi-Definition Liposuction? 

Patients who are physically healthy and want to get rid of fat pockets that cannot be resolved through their own diet and exercises are the best candidates for Hi-Definition Liposuction. At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we recommend an exam and consultation with our top-notch plastic surgeon, Dr. Sassani, who performs these procedures and can confirm who is a good candidate for Hi-Definition Liposuction. He will also discuss options and expectations.

Who are the Best Surgeons for Hi-Definition Liposuction? 

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, what is truly the most important thing is the training, skill, and experience of the plastic surgeon. Dr. Sassani is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons for his cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Sassani sees patients from many different walks of life, including entertainers, athletes, and international clientele. He has helped them all with consistently high-quality cosmetic practices. He is also an active member of several plastic surgery organizations, including The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Broward County Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Patient care and comfort are a top priority for the professional team at Take Shape Plastic Surgery. Combining ultrasonic waves with Liposuction technology has given Take Shape Plastic Surgery the ability to safely remove stubborn body fat with minimal side effects for our valued patients. From pre-surgery prep to the keys to a successful recovery, Take Shape ensures every patient experience is a positive one. Contact Take Shape Plastic Surgery today by calling (954) 585–3800and schedule your appointment to find out more about Hi-Definition Liposuction today.

Five Most Common Hair Transplant Questions Answered

While hair loss can be a natural part of getting older, the loss of confidence and self-esteem doesn’t have to be. One in four men begin experiencing hair loss as early as 25 years old, and half of men have noticeable hair loss by age 50. In fact, by the time you begin to see thinning or bald spots in the mirror, you may have lost up to half the hair in the affected area.

Thankfully, advancements in science and technology now mean balding is optional. If you are considering hair transplantation in Fort Lauderdale, being informed is important before you make your final decision. Take Shape Plastic Surgery is here to help. We’re answering the five most common hair transplant questions so you can make an informed decision.

Is Hair Transplantation the Same Thing as Hair Plugs?

No. While the two procedures are similar, there have distinct differences. Unlike hair plugs, which can look artificial and limit your styling options, transplantation uses your own follicles to fill in thinning or balding spots. Because the hair is sourced from your own scalp, hair transplantation in Fort Lauderdale offers a more natural appearance and reduces the chance of rejection.

Do Hair Transplants Grow?

Yes, the main benefit of hair transplantation over plugs or hair pieces is that they will restore growth to balding areas. Once the follicle takes root, you can wash and style your hair as you wish. This includes growing it out or cutting it short to your preference. Transplanted hair can be dyed, straightened, or curled as you desire. Following the initial transplant procedure, you may experience some shedding. This is completely normal and to be expected. You will begin to notice growth within three to six months to a year of the transplantation.

Are Hair Transplants Obvious?

Unlike hair plugs which create a false hair line overnight, natural hair transplantation in Fort Lauderdale is a gradual process. While initial changes may be noticeable, the final result cannot be determined until up to a year later. Follow your surgeon’s recovery instructions to ensure the best possible results for your hair transplant.

How Long Do Hair Transplants Last?

Hair transplantation in Fort Lauderdale is a permanent procedure. Because it involves implanting healthy follicles into thinning or balding areas, your new growth is here to stay. You may choose to have follow up treatments for a fuller hairline should you see more thinning later in life. As previously mentioned, once your transplant is fully healed it can be treated just like the rest of your hair.

What is Hair Transplantation Recovery Like?

Recovery following hair transplant surgery is different for everyone. The extent of your procedure may affect the length of your recovery, but typically one is completely healed within six weeks. During the first phase of recovery, you must avoid getting your hair wet or exposing your scalp to direct sunlight. Shortly after, you will begin to wash your hair and scalp using special shampoo and conditioners to help the healing process and to boost growth. Once you have completely healed, you can return to your normal hair care regimen without issue.

Want more information about natural hair transplantation in Fort Lauderdale? Contact Take Shape Plastic Surgery today!

Doctor Russell F. Sassani is an expert in cosmetic surgery of the face, plastic surgery of the breast, body contouring surgery, fat grafting with concentrated stem cells, and laser skin resurfacing.

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