Titan Skin Tightening at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Medical Spa…
The Titan procedure is effective at stimulating the production of new collagen. Using the Titan infrared device, collagen in the treatment area is gently heated, resulting in contraction (shrinkage) of the collagen strands and stimulation of new collagen fibers.
Optimal results have been obtained with multiple treatments. Typically, we recommend a series of 4-5 treatments spaced about 2 weeks apart.
Dr. Summers was recommended to me by a friend who had breast implants and a tummy tuck at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center. She was delighted with the results. When she learned that I was interested in some facial work, she immediately told me that the best cosmetic surgeon in town is Adam Summers. She showed me the work he had done for her and I couldn’t believe how incredible she looked. I couldn’t even find her scars. I asked around some more and it turns out that Dr. Summers has quite a reputation for facelift surgery and is one of the few real experts for injections around the face. After my visit with him today, I had to let everyone know that if you are interested in any type of cosmetic procedure or surgery, you MUST visit Dr. Summers at his beautiful medical spa. He offers a complimentary appointment and was right on time. He spent an entire hour with me reviewing my concerns. Although it was late in the day and I know he had been working all day, he was kind and funny (and cute!) and made me feel very comfortable. I had some injections done and I look great. No, I look better than great! Truly, I’m thrilled with the results. This was the first time I had ever had anything done, and Dr. Summers made sure I was comfortable and that it was painless and that I looked just the way I wanted!
– Kathy S.
I have always been “shy” about my breast size…or lack there of…and had wanted implants from early on. After 3 children I still had no breasts and finally decided to “bite the bullet”. I had my procedure done in May of 2005 at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center and loved, loved, loved the results… A couple months ago (and 4 years after my initial augmentation) I noticed some almost immediate volume decrease in my left breast. I called Dr. Summers office and his staff promptly set me up an appointment to check it out. Within less than a week I was back on the table having my implant replaced (at no cost to me) and it had turned out to be a defect in the implant valve. Dr. Summers was as amazing with my replacement implant as he was with the initial implant…which concerned me initially as I wrongly assumed that since it was covered under the warranty that I would not be as much of a “priority” as “paying” clients. I was certainly wrong about that aspect as Dr. Summers was more than willing to resolve my issue as quickly as possible. I am contemplating liposuction or maybe a tummy tuck… When I decide to do it Dr. Summers will be my first choice!! For anyone out there contemplating a procedure…set yourself up a consult with Dr. Summers…you will walk out of his office with confidence in him as your surgeon as well looking forward to a date for your procedure…what are you waiting for?– Lutisha
In line with the theme of this book, Invisible Worlds, here is our observation of the invisible and visible world created in this office. You demonstrate a love for your work and humanity, which expresses itself in the results that your patients experience. That you have a wonderful team working with you is clearly evidenced by the professional and congenial atmosphere that your staff has conveyed from the first consultation. We are grateful for all the positive changes you have brought into our lives. The good you have given to others will return to you multiplied abundantly.
I am a 33 year old mother of three and I’ve wanted to have breast augmentation surgery for several years. I went from a large C-cup size to less than a A-cup after have my third child, but two things held me back. One was the fear of things going wrong and the other was financial. One day I sat down to my computer and went online to research cosmetic surgery and I came across Dr. Summers’ website and I am very pleased that I did. Everyone I have come in contact with has been great. I am very pleased with Dr. Summers, he has been nothing short of excellent throughout the entire process. He shows how much he cares for both you and your health from day one. Every member of his staff has been excellent as well. I felt very comfortable and confident throughout the entire process, including the day of surgery. The surgery itself went great, I experienced very little pain, most was managed with Advil instead of the prescription pain killer I was prescribed. I can not say enough how smoothly all of this has gone, I am now three months post-surgery and in a D-cup, and I now have the confidence I always feel I have lacked. For any woman who has gone through what childbirth does to your body or just wants to have breast augmentation surgery, it is more than worth it and I would highly recommend the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center.
– Heather A. (Annapolis, MD)
I have known Dr. Stefan for over fourteen years and my experience with him and his staff has been outstanding. I was extremely satisfied with my breast augmentation he preformed almost 14 years ago. I recently returned to Dr. Stefan to have a reaugmentation. Dr. Stefan is a very skillful, knowledgable, and caring doctor. He is absolutely amazing and does incredible work. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an exceptional plastic surgeon.
I had been interested in getting a breast augmentation for over 15 years but was worried about having elective surgery as well as the safety of implants. After I discovered a co-worker had implants and told me about Dr. Summers I took it as a sign. Dr. Summers and his staff were very patient and informative with all the questions and concerns I had. Never once did I feel they dismissed my concerns nor made me feel I was wasting their time with my nervousness. I determined that if I was going to undergo surgery that I would attempt laser liposuction on some stubborn areas on my abs, hips, and thighs. Dr. Summers was very professional and competent but what stood out for me was that he talked to me about diet and lifestyle changes that would be necessary to get the complete results I wanted. I was extremely pleased with the results of my augmentation and feel like the lipo gave me the kick start I needed to get me on the path to making those lifestyle changes. I can easily say I’m now in the best shape of my life! Thank you Dr. Summers!
– Jillian S.
I absolutely love, Love, LOVE my new nose! Dr. Summers made the entire process sooooo easy and I looked great right away! I couldn’t believe how easy it was and I got just the look I wanted. Thank you, Dr. Summers!
– J. Hoover
I was a size six and wanted to be at least a size four. After my laser liposuction procedure I am down to a size two! I am very happy with the results!
– Amanda J.
Dr. Summers was highly recommended to me from two friends who had been his patients in the past. I was not disappointed. He made me feel comfortable from the moment I met him. His calm demeanor and knowledge set my mind at ease that he would give me the best results possible. Many women get plastic surgery for various reasons and when I explained my reasons to him, he was non-judgemental and caring. He was very helpful in educating me on the silicone implants that I chose and I trusted that he was going to be the best doctor to do my breast augmentation. My overall experience of plastic surgery was excellent. I have more self-confidence and a better body image thanks to him!
– M. Debault
There are a number of non-invasive procedures (Thermage, Titan, Photodynamic Therapy, etc.) available that may restore your appearance without resorting to a full facelift.
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening (NSST) is a fantastic procedure that provides immediate tightening of the skin while stimulating new collagen production to further tighten skin over time. Typically, noticeable results are seen within hours to days, and dramatic changes are seen over several months after a single treatment!
The treatment is so effective that, in appropriately selected patients, it provides similar results to that of a browlift, blepharoplasty (upper or lower eyelid lift), mini-facelift or necklift.
Note: The ultimate in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation involves using our NSST protocols in combination with a Threadlift facelift. This combination of treatments has helped many individuals obtain the results of a full facelift without the costs or downtime associated with a full facelift. To learn more about the Threadlift procedure, see the Questions & Answers at the bottom of this letter.
I’m pleased to inform you that MARYLAND PLASTIC SURGERY is the only cosmetic surgery center in the country to offer a guarantee on the results you may achieve with NSST.
To the best of my knowledge, we are also the only cosmetic surgery center that can offer the FULL range of cosmetic procedures for non-invasive and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation, which means that we won’t recommend a procedure for you just because we have it available – we will recommend it for you if we feel you are a good candidate to have the procedure performed.
Best of all, we can perform many procedures with minimal or NO discomfort – this is in great contrast to most other centers. We can provide this type of experience for you because of our significant experience with non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures.
If you are interested in facial rejuvenation, please visit us for a consultation. Here’s what you can expect…
You will arrive at our center, which is more like a spa than a doctor’s office. You will be evaluated for a number of factors, including an evaluation of your skin, overall physical condition and social activities. Then, based on your desires and the results of your evaluation, one or more of the following procedures may be recommended:
- Skin care treatments at home with prescription strength topical solutions
- Acne elimination and control treatment and maintenance programs
- Office based treatments (microdermabrasion, chemical peels, etc.)
- Light based skin rejuvenation treatments (Laser, IPL, FotoFacial, etc.)
- Infrared laser (Titan) for skin tightening
- Radiofrequency (Thermage) treatment for skin tightening
- CO2 laser resurfacing to remove wrinkles
- Injection of Fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra) or Botox to reduce wrinkles
- Minimally invasive facelift (S-lift, Threadlift)
- Facial lipostructure (fat transfer, liposuction)
- Lip enhancement procedures
Many of these treatments have NO DOWNTIME – you can go out to dinner the same day as the procedure!
If we recommend a non-invasive skin tightening procedure (e.g. Thermage or Titan) for you and you do not obtain significant results, you may repeat the procedure at a discount or have a credit applied to another procedure – the details of this are reviewed with each patient.
Once you have selected a treatment program, we will schedule you for the actual procedure. You will return for the treatment at a time which is convenient for you. All treatments are performed on-site, in the privacy of our medical spa or certified procedure/operating rooms.
NON-SURGICAL SKIN TIGHTENING QUESTIONS/ANSWERS:
If you have a deepening fold running from the side of the nose down toward the angle of the mouth (the “nasolabial fold”), falling cheeks, jowling, or low eyebrows, you may be a good candidate for NSST. We have also seen dramatic improvements in the appearance of old scars from acne or trauma.
The procedure can tighten loose skin anywhere on the body. It has been used successfully to improve arms, legs and the abdomen (essentially giving people the results of a tummy-tuck without surgery!).
If your skin is very lax (sagging) you may not achieve optimal results with NSST and we may recommend another treatment in addition to or instead of Thermage. Examples include excessively loose upper or lower eyelid skin requiring a surgical blepharoplasty or laser resurfacing, thin skin with jowling necessitating a surgical lift.
The procedure involves the application of a hand-held device (about 1cm in diameter) to the surface of the skin. The device is turned-on and a pulse of radiofrequency energy (Thermage) or infrared energy (Titan) is delivered – there is a brief warming sensation followed by a cooling sensation. The device is moved to the next area and the treatment is repeated. The energy is absorbed by the skin and essentially “melts” some of the collagen, resulting in an immediate tightening of the skin. The process also stimulates your own body’s natural healing response to cause new collagen production – this is why further (and more dramatic) results are seen over time. The procedure takes between 1 and 3 hours. The treated area is typically slightly flushed for about 1 hour after the procedure.
Theoretically, the new collagen that is produced is “permanent”. Unfortunately, we continue to age – the procedure does not stop time. Therefore, over time, the results will appear to be reversing but this is because of continued aging. Things that hasten aging include sun exposure and smoking – so these should be avoided to obtain longer lasting results.
We charge $1,300 to treat the forehead region (including upper eyelids) and $2,400 to treat the cheeks and neck (including lower eyelids). You will receive the maximum number of pulses from our treatment regimen, which has been shown to improve the results of the Thermage treatment. If someone is offering a better price, let us know – most likely they are not providing the same number of pulses per treatment. Also, we give you the option of purchasing additional pulses to optimize your treatment. Although we do not offer financing directly, we do have a number of third party lenders who would provide you with this service – click here for more information.
THREADLIFT ONE HOUR FACELIFT AND NECKLIFT QUESTIONS/ANSWERS:
The Threadlift procedure is the least invasive type of surgical facelift available and involves using sutures to lift or suspend sagging skin. This is not a “mini” facelift (also known as an “S-lift”, “Quicklift”, “Lifestyle Lift”) that involves an incision in front of the ear and removal of some skin – this incision and skin removal are NOT performed with the Threadlift procedure.
Having performed suture suspension procedures since the mid-1990’s, and as the first plastic surgeon in the region to offer the Threadlift procedure, I can provide you with the benefit of my experience. This procedure was recently the featured story on WUSA-9 News. To see the video and learn all about the Threadlift one hour facelift procedure, click the following link:
If your cheeks are “falling” you are a candidate for the procedure. You will notice that your cheeks have fallen if your nasolabial fold (the crease from the corner of your nose to the angle of your mouth) has deepened, jowling is present, and a groove is present between your lower eyelid and your cheek (sometimes this looks like fat is bulging from the lower eyelid).
I am able to raise the corner (angle) of the eye with the Threadlift, so the procedure can help to rejuvenate the eye area. However, if the lower eyelid skin is loose or “bagging”, you may need a different or ancillary procedure to obtain the best results.
Although the Threadlift procedure has been used for brow elevation and neck tightening, the results in these applications are quite limited to very select patients.
Local anesthesia (novocaine) is used to completely numb the facial area. The special contour threads are inserted through a small incision and then secured. The incision is closed and you will be able to appreciate an immediate improvement in your appearance. The procedure takes about an hour. Typically, there is minimal to no swelling or bruising.
Because every patient ages differently, it is impossible to predict how long the beneficial results will last in any individual. I expect the results to last up to five years. However, the actual longevity will be based on how well you take care of your skin (e.g. sun avoidance), genetics, stress and other environmental factors. Unlike other procedures, it is possible to tighten existing threads or add additional threads if you notice a recurrence of sagging skin.
I charge $3,900 for a typical One Hour Threadlift Facelift procedure for elevation of the cheeks and jowls – the neck is also improved with this procedure. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and patients are able to return to normal, non-strenuous activities immediately afterwards. Although we do not offer financing directly, we do have a number of third party lenders who would provide you with this service – click here for more information.
To learn more about your options or to schedule your personal appointment, please call our office at 410-553-9444. We will review your needs and desires in the private comfort of our medical spa. Alternatively, you may use our on-line form to request an appointment. I look forward to meeting you!
Adam N. Summers, M.D.
Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery