By Brad Meyer
It’s true: when you feel good about yourself, life just seems a little better. There’s a spring in your step and a renewed sense of confidence when you know you look your very best.
Plastic surgery is one way to achieve the best possible results − enhancing the gifts Mother Nature provided at birth or holding off the effects of time and a life well lived. In the right hands, the results can be impressive and life changing.
“It makes my day when a patient comes in for a follow-up visit and they are obviously feeling good about themselves,” said award winning plastic surgeon Dr. Hilton W. Yee. “We often hear reports of a new job, a promotion or that their love life or social life has taken off.”
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Yee has performed thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. After earning a medical degree from Louisiana State University, Dr. Yee completed a general surgery residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a plastic surgery fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Galveston, where he was appointed to the faculty. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, Conroe Regional Hospital and Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Conroe. He has offices in The Woodlands as well as Conroe.
“New technology and procedures offer benefits to women and men of all ages,” said Dr. Yee. “A personal consultation is the best way to determine how treatment can benefit you and improve your physical appearance.”
Breast augmentation remains the most popular procedure for young women, according to Dr. Yee. For mothers who are unhappy with their post-pregnancy bodies may seek for a Mommy Makeover − a combination of different procedures focusing on breasts and tummy. Older patients are often interested in facelifts or restoring drooping eyelids.
“Plastic surgery is a very personal decision,” he says. “Everyone has different ideas about aesthetics and beauty, and different concerns. My goal is to help patients safely achieve their realistic goals and outcomes they are satisfied with. It’s also important to do what I believe is in each patient’s best interest, even it if means telling them they are not a good candidate for a procedure.”
The key to a successful procedure is working with a well trained, experienced physician who specializes in his craft. In addition to be being board certified, Dr. Yee hones his skills and learns the latest advances in the field of plastic surgery by attending advanced educational seminars twice a year. He has been named “Best Plastic Surgeon in The Woodlands” three years in a row by local voters.
Some of Dr. Yee’s services can be performed on an outpatient basis in his Woodlands office, which saves the extra charges for surgery center and general anesthesia.
For patients wanting improvement without surgery, Dr. Yee offers Botox, dermal fillers and other injectable that can minimize or remove age and laugh lines. Dr. Yee urges caution for those considering Botox injections by amateurs at promotional events and day spas.
“Injecting the wrong amount in the wrong place can cause a significant drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow that can last up to 90 days,” said Dr. Yee. “I take personal responsibility for all such injections to ensure a proper result.”
Safety is a top priority for Dr. Yee, along with creating stunning results. A great example is SAFELipo, an innovative body contouring process pioneered by Dr. Simeon Wall, Jr. − a relative of Dr. Yee − that does more than remove unwanted fat from the body.
“SAFELipo includes fat redistribution or shifting, liposuction, skin tightening and contour correction for a comprehensive reshaping of the entire treated area,” says Dr. Yee. “In my opinion, it’s one of the most effective liposuction techniques offered. We hear a lot about laser liposuction, but unfortunately, heat-generated trauma from laser liposuction can result in the contour irregularities often associated with a ‘bad’ liposuction outcome, with wavy, uneven skin that appears damaged and unnatural. SAFELipo helps me provide beautiful, reliable results.”
And while the majority of plastic surgery patients are women, a growing number of men are coming to Dr. Yee for assistance in fixing or forestalling the effects of aging.
“Physical appearance is often as important to men as it is to women,” noted Dr. Yee. “The facelift, a procedure that removes excess, sagging skin in the mid-face and jowls and tightens underlying muscles, can give a renewed and refreshed facial appearance.”
Dr. Yee has performed thousands of plastic surgeries, but each patient is different – and a personalized discussion of goals is important. Dr. Yee offers cosmetic consultation discuss your goals and various cosmetic surgeries that best fit you. Considerable time is spent making sure patients are well informed and comfortable about the surgery and the various plastic surgery options that may help them reach their goals. Dr. Yee wants his patients to be educated throughout the process, from beginning to end.
For more information, visit www.YeePlasticSurgery.comor call 281-943-2740.