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FRED SUESS, MD, CA, M.D.
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FRED SUESS, MD, CA

Country: United States
State: California
City: San Francisco
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MEET DR. SUESS

Plastic Surgeon San Francisco CA

The single most important factor in the success of cosmetic surgery is the surgeon you select. That is why you need to know about the training and experience of your surgeon.
Dr. Fred Suess has extensive long-term experience in cosmetic surgery and has practiced plastic surgery in San Francisco and the Bay Area for many years. He is on the staff at California Pacific Medical Center and Saint Francis Hospital. Dr. Suess also maintains a fully certified operating suite in his office that is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities.
During his college years Dr. Suess studied Architecture and during Medical School he attended Sculpture classes at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. Dr. Suess has traveled to third world countries to perform surgery on Medical Missions.
Dr. Suess is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He received his plastic surgery training at the University of California, San Francisco. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Plastic Surgery, the Canadian Society for Aesthetic (cosmetic) Plastic Surgery, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Lipoplasty Society of North America, and the San Francisco Medical Society.
Dr. Suess has presented plastic surgery papers both at national and international meetings. He has also appeared on local as well as national radio and television programs discussing various aspects of plastic surgery.
Dr. Suess is an active skier and treasures his days on the slopes with his daughter.

Board Certification

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1982

Hospital Affiliations

  • California Pacific Medical Center
  • Saint Francis Hospital

Education

  • Downstate Medical School
  • State University of New York
  • University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

ABOUT OUR PRACTICE

At the Aesthetic Enhancement Clinic of San Francisco, our aim is to best serve the particular needs of our patients. We feel confident that we do this at a high level of satisfaction that’s created by the attentiveness and support of our staff and medical director, Dr. Fred Suess.
Dr. Suess performs cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, eyelids and nose, as well as cosmetic breast surgery and liposuction. He also performs Active FX™ laser skin resurfacing.
Dr. Suess and his staff of licensed certified professionals, provide laser hair removal, age spot treatments as well as laser spider vein treatment. Microdermabrasion and Endrmologie treatments for cellulite is also available.
Dr. Suess also provides BOTOX®, Restylane®, Juvederm®, and Radiesse™. He also offers Obagi Skin Care® systems. Jane Iredale® Cosmetics and Kinerase® products are also available. In addition, Dr. Suess provides Aluma skin tightening and Lumenis® skin rejuvenation.
Dr. Suess has presented plastic surgery papers both at national and international meetings involving discussions of facial and nasal surgery, as well as chin and neck contouring. He has also appeared on local as well as national radio and television programs discussing various aspects of plastic surgery.
Dr. Suess is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He received his plastic surgery training at the University of California, San Francisco. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Plastic Surgery, the Canadian Society for Aesthetic (cosmetic) Plastic Surgery, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Lipoplasty Society of North America, and the San Francisco Medical Society.

PROCEDURES BREAST

San Francisco Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. It can give women with small or unevenly-sized breasts a fuller, firmer, better-proportioned look through the placement of implants in the breast. Women may elect to undergo breast augmentation for many different medical and aesthetic motivations, including balancing breast size and compensating for reduced breast mass after pregnancy or surgery. The procedure may be combined with others such as a breast lift for more satisfying results.
Implants are silicone shells filled with either saline (salt water) or silicone gel (recently approved by the FDA). They are placed behind each breast, underneath either breast tissue or the chest wall muscle. The procedure lasts one to two hours and is typically performed with general anesthesia. After surgery the patient’s bust line may be increased by one or more cup sizes.

• San Francisco Breast Reduction
Large breasts may cause physical and mental discomfort and can even harm the women who have them -- the size and weight of large breasts can result in self-consciousness, improper posture, pain in the back and neck, indentations from bra straps, skin rashes, breathing problems and skeletal deformities. Breast reduction surgery is usually done to provide physical relief from these symptoms, not for cosmetic reasons. Performed under general anesthesia, the two- to four-hour procedure removes fat and glandular tissue and trims resultant excess skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body. Breast reduction surgery is not recommended for women who intend to breast-feed, since many of the milk ducts leading to the nipples are removed.
During the procedure an anchor-shaped incision is made from the new location of the nipple down to and around the crease beneath the breast. The surgeon removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin, relocates the nipple and areola, and reshapes the breast using skin from around the areola before closing the incisions with stitches. Liposuction may be needed to remove excess fat from the armpit area, and in some cases when only fat needs to be removed from the breasts, liposuction alone is used for breast reduction. Scars fade with time but will not disappear, although they can be hidden with a bra, bathing suit or low-cut top.

• San Francisco Breast Lift
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is performed to return youthful shape and lift to breasts that have sagged as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, loss of the skin’s natural elasticity or simply the effects of aging and gravity. The procedure can also reduce areolar size (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), and it can be combined with breast reduction for added firmness. It is usually done under general anesthesia, and lasts from one to three hours.

• San Francisco Breast Reduction for Men
Although rarely discussed, enlarged male breasts is a common condition. Gynecomastia affects approximately 40 to 60 percent of men. There is often no known cause for gynecomastia, although there has been some correlation with various drugs or medical conditions.
Men who feel self-conscious about their appearance are helped with breast-reduction surgery. The procedure removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin, resulting in a contoured chest that is flatter and firmer.

OTHER PROCEDURES

• Ultrasonic Liposuction (UAL)
The most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S., liposuction sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat that has not responded to diet and exercise from areas such as the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, chin, cheeks, neck and upper arms. Local anesthesia or general anesthesia may be used, and the procedure can last anywhere from one to five hours depending on the amount of fat being removed.
There are several different methods surgeons use when performing liposuction, the procedure we perform is ultrasound-assisted lipectomy (UAL). In a UAL procedure, fluid is injected into the area to be treated. Then a tiny incision is made in as inconspicuous a place as possible, and a cannula (small tube) breaks up the fat layer and suctions it out.

• Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty helps to flatten and shape the abdomen and waist by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles. The best candidates have pockets of fat or loose skin that haven’t responded well to diet and exercise. The procedure can also be useful for women with stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy.
The procedure takes approximately two to five hours and can be performed with general anesthesia or local anesthesia with a sedative. Recovery time ranges from two weeks to a few months. With a balanced diet and regular exercise, results are long-lasting. Abdominoplasty will likely leave a scar above the pubic area which will fade with time, although it should be low enough for even a bikini to conceal it.

• Labiaplasty San Francisco
Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure to reduce and to balance the size of the labia minora, the inner lips of the vulva, or external female genitals. Women with large labia can experience pain during intercourse. They may feel discomfort during daily activities and not feel comfortable in tight fitting clothing. Some women with large labia may feel unattractive and be self conscience during sexual activities.

• Pectoral Implants for Men
You exercise. You work out. But no matter how rigorously you train, it appears that you just cannot develop or define your pectoral muscles. You are not alone. Even some bodybuilders have trouble developing pectoral muscles that are in proportion to the rest of their body. That is where pectoral implants can help.
Pectoral implants can be used for those men with underdevelopment of their chest muscles or for those men who have a congenital defect or injury. The implants are placed under the pectoral muscle so that the implant does not feel or look fake. Instead, the implants give you an appearance of a well-flexed and well-defined pectoral muscle.

• Endermologie Cellulite Treatment
A comprehensive, FDA-approved, non-surgical approach to contouring the body and reducing the appearance of cellulite. Studies have proven these treatments to be safe and effective through increased circulation, collagen and elastin production, and lymphatic stimulation in which toxins and excess water buildup are expelled. The result is a smoother body and enhanced skin tone.

• Face Lift
In time, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces: deep creases appear beside the mouth, the jaw line slackens, and folds and fat deposits appear on the neck. Facelifts counteract these problems by removing fat and tightening skin and muscles, giving your face a fresher, youthful look. Incisions are made in inconspicuous places such as behind the hairline and in natural folds of the face and ears, and scars fade to near invisibility in time. After surgery, some patients appear 10-15 years younger.

• Neck Lift
A neck lift or chin liposuction is performed to remove excess fat beneath the chin and tighten loose skin in the neck. A less invasive alternative to a facelift, the procedure can produce dramatic results in the patient whose chin and/or neck has sagged with age or after weight loss.

• Endoscopic Brow Lift
Browlifts can revitalize drooping or lined foreheads, helping you to look less angry, sad or tired. Using either traditional or minimally invasive (endoscopic) methods, the muscles above the eyes are altered to smooth lines and raise the eyebrows for a more youthful appearance. The procedure is often combined with other operations such as blepharoplasty and facelifts to improve the look of the eyes and other areas of the face.

• Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. It may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient's field of vision. The procedure is usually performed in an office with local anesthesia in as little as 45 minutes. Blepharoplasty can be combined with a facelift or BOTOX® treatments to raise the eyebrows or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow's feet or dark circles under the eyes

• Nose Surgery
One of the most common plastic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty is performed to reshape, reduce or augment a person’s nose, remove a hump, narrow nostril width, change the angle between the nose and the mouth, or to correct injury, birth defects, or other problems that affect breathing. Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure performed under either local or general anesthesia and lasts one to two hours.

• Ear Contouring

Ear surgery for children or adults can set prominent ears back closer to the head and reduce the size of large ears. Surgery may also be helpful for “lop ear," "cupped ear" and "shell ear,” large or stretched earlobes, and lobes with creases and wrinkles. The procedure lasts from two to three hours and may be performed in a hospital, office-based facility or an outpatient surgery center under general or local anesthesia.

• Cheek Augmentation
Whether or not we notice it consciously, full cheeks are often a part of how we judge a person's face. Cheek implants can have a major impact on the appearance and self-confidence of patients whose cheeks have thinned or sunken due to age, illness or other causes. Implant sizes and shapes are tailored to each patient's desired appearance.

• Chin Augmentation
Chin implants reshape the chin to help provide a harmonious balance to the facial features. Many times a plastic surgeon may recommend chin enhancement to a patient having nose surgery in order to achieve a more satisfying facial proportion, since the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose and vice versa.

• Laser Skin Treatment
Lasers make it possible to perform high-precision and often painless procedures to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, rosacea and spider veins on the face and legs. We use several lasers to provide optimal treatment modalities for a variety of skin conditions.

PROCEDURES NON SURGICAL

• BOTOX® Wrinkle Treatment
BOTOX® Cosmetic is commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes, forehead and mouth to smooth crow's feet, frown and worry lines, and lines on the neck. Made from a purified protein, BOTOX® injections block nerve impulses, weakening muscles to relax wrinkles and give the face a rejuvenated look. BOTOX® may also be useful for migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and eye and neck muscle spasms.

• Restylane® Wrinkle Correction
Restylane® is designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. It is a clear, synthetic gel made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body. It carries little risk of allergic reaction. The most common areas for treatment are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth). With its unique ability to bind with water, Restylane remains in your skin for many months.

• Radiesse™ Wrinkle Treatment
Radiesse™ is a synthetic injectable filler that reduces wrinkles, creases and scars by augmenting the body’s natural collagen supply. Composed of microspheres in a biocompatible gel, Radiesse is made from the same minerals found in our bones, so it carries little risk of allergic reaction. Radiesse can be used on many areas of the body, including the lips, nasolabial folds, peri-oral lines, depressed scars and oral commissures.
Treatments typically take 15 minutes and require only local anesthetic. Side effects such as swelling or bruising are minimal and should fade within a few days. Results are visible immediately after the injection and can last for months or years, although the procedure can be repeated as often as you wish.

• Laser Hair Removal
Whether for hygienic or cosmetic reasons, women and men who are tired of temporary, often painful methods of removing unwanted hair on the face, back, legs or other body areas may welcome laser hair removal with relief.
Lasers produce highly focused, intense beams of light. Dark pigments in the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface absorb this light and convert it to heat, destroying the follicles and preventing hair growth for up to two years.


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