Dr. Joanna Nguyen's Signature Procedures
Skincare and Injectables
A uniform complexion and dewy skin are the hallmarks of youthful, healthy skin. Dr. Nguyen offers the full scope of products and procedures to optimize your skin health. After thoroughly researching and personally using these products, she is proud to offer a comprehensive range of topical treatments, including creams, chemical peels, and injectables that she believes in. With a passion for skincare, Dr. Nguyen would like to help you achieve your skincare goals.
The eyes are the windows to the soul and are typically the most memorable feature on a person’s face. The periorbital skin is the thinnest in the body and it tends to be the first place we show our age. Signs of aging may manifest as crows feet, dark circles and puffy bags under the eyes. They are a result of inadequate sleep, life stress, the loss of skin elasticity, and effect of gravity on the periorbital tissues. Dr. Nguyen has a passion for rejuvenating the periorbital region and is facile with the use of skincare, peels, soft tissue fillers and state of the art surgical techniques to artfully rejuvenate this part of the face. Dr. Nguyen is well versed in performing all aspects of functional eyelid surgery, which includes ptosis repair (for those with droopy upper eyelids due to a structural problem), and lateral canthopexy and canthoplasty (for those with lax lower eyelids). In some patients, excess upper eyelid skin laterally may indicate that the patient has brow ptosis, or sagging of the brow and forehead. This results in a tired and older appearance. Endoscopic brow lifting may be performed in combination with other procedures (i.e. blepharoplasty, facelift) to achieve an overall refreshed look. The brow is rejuvenated using 3 small incisions hidden in the hairline and an endoscopic camera to visualize and reposition the brow to a more ideal position.
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, can correct a defect in the structure of the ear present from birth or acquired through excess stretching. Dr. Nguyen is adept at correcting congenital and acquired ear deformities, such as torn earlobes or restoring overly stretched earlobes from earrings.
With aging and weight loss, the facial tissues lose volume and elasticity, resulting in jowls and an aged appearance. While regular use of neuromodulators, soft tissue fillers and lasers may decrease the signs of aging, after a certain point, surgery is necessary to correct the underlying problems. Rhytidectomy, or face and neck lifting, addresses these changes by redraping the underlying musculature (SMAS layer) and excising excess, loose skin.
The breasts are the focal point of the feminine figure. As a woman and a plastic surgeon, Dr. Nguyen is well equipped to understand your concerns, provide a comfortable and confident consultation, and help you achieve your desired results.
Dr. Nguyen performs breast augmentation surgery with both saline and silicone implants. Incisions may be hidden either underneath the breast, around the areola or in the armpit, and the implants are placed either under the muscle or under the native breast tissue. A compassionate listener, Dr. Nguyen strives to address each patient’s concerns and achieve your goals with mind. Whether you would like a subtle augmentation, to correct asymmetric breasts, or a more dramatic change, Dr. Nguyen is excited to discuss how she can help you achieve what you have been looking for!
A woman’s breasts may change over time due aging, gravity, weight fluctuations and breast feeding. These changes and loss of skin elasticity cause the breasts to lose their youthful profile and firmness. A breast lift, or mastopexy, can rejuvenate the breasts and restore a youthful profile. For those who desire additional volume, implants may also be used.
While maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a healthy diet are important in long-term health, certain areas of the body are resistant to lifestyle modifications and need to be addressed surgically.
Fluctuations in weight, genetics, and pregnancy can lead to loosening of the abdominal tissues, or a bulge of the abdomen below and/or above the belly button. Abdominoplasty can address these problems by removing the extra skin and fat of the belly, as well as tightening the rectus abdominis muscles underneath the skin in order to correct a diastasis, or widening, of these muscles. The incision is hidden within your panty line, and in some patients, may incorporate a previous c-section scar.
When the labia minora are disproportionately larger than the labia majora, they may cause pain during activities such as exercise, biking, or intercourse. The goal of labiaplasty surgery is to reduce the labia minora so that they do not hang below the labia majora. Labiaplasty may also be performed to correct congenital asymmetries.
For areas of fat resistant to the most stringent diets and vigorous exercise routines, liposuction can sometimes be the only way to definitively remove them. Using very small incisions concealed in discrete locations, excess adipose tissue is removed from the body.
Persistent breast development in men negatively affects self-esteem. Gynecomastia is a benign enlargement of male glandular tissue that is very common in adolescent boys and the condition is self-limited in the majority of patients however in approximately 8% of those affected, the problem persists. Dr. Nguyen addresses gynecomastia with a combination of liposuction and direct excision of glandular tissue.
Brachioplasty, or arm lift, can address excess, sagging arm tissue. This may be performed in conjunction with liposuction.