Plastic surgical wound repair is available for most local surface wounds, e.g., minor lacerations, cuts, dog bites, minor burns, etc. We think the initial wound care by a plastic surgeon is important. In general it is more difficult to revise the imperfectly healed wounds than the doing right job at the first time. If you happen to have one of those wounds, it is desirable to treat within first 8 hours (before bacterial overgrowth). Although we do not take the Japanese national insurance, our fee for the plastic closure of the wounds are reasonable and any foreign insurance reimbursement form will be filled out. Our doctors are both U.S. trained and board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
New York, NY - An improved non-incisional technique to create double eyelids in Asian patients is reported in the year 2000 issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ), the peer-reviewed publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Double-eyelid surgery is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in Japan. Whereas most surgeons in the United States perform cutting-type double eyelid surgery, Japanese women prefer non-incisional techniques. According to the authors of a study appearing in ASJ, current non-incisional techniques for creating double eyelids are either technically complex or do not produce lasting results.
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Doctors in Japan and the USA describe an improved procedure that uses double sutures and twists (called DST technique) to create double eyelids in Asian patients. They say the non-incisional procedure is “simple, durable, and virtually scar free.” As described in the article, the method uses only two sutures on each upper eyelid, with the durability explained by the areas of ties and the central twists that result in more secure and therefore longer-lasting results.
The authors performed 1108 cases using the DST method during the past ten years, with no loss of double eyelid line after follow-up periods ranging from one month to seven years (with a mean follow-up time of 32 months). The average operative time ranged from 20 minutes (one side) to 60 minutes (bilateral). Most patients did not require sedation, and the surgeries were performed with only local anesthesia. Complications were minor and rare.
￥63,000 per site for DST method (both sides - ￥105,000).
*The simple "Smart method" (non-DST) cost ￥29,500 for one eye.
We specialize in “tumescent” liposuction using minimally invasive "microcanula"system.
Liposuction has been performed for more than 20 years and has proved to be a safe and effective procedure for most patients.
Depending on the amount of fat tissue removed, a same-day procedure or overnight stay may be chosen. For the same-day liposuction, it is done under a combination of local anesthesia and oral sedation while general anesthesia is used for large areas of liposuction.
One of us (Dr. Kure) has performed many cases of liposuction in the U.S. for last 10 years. He is specialized not only in micro-liposuction but also in mega-liposuction. From ￥315,000.
The down time is minimal with most cases of liposuction, ranging from a few days to one week or so. The procedure is done as Same-Day surgery.
> 15% off for Liposuction when more than 2 areas treated.
Please mention this special offer when you make an appointment!
There are a few different ways to treat depressions in upper eyelids. The simplest and most effective way is to inject your own fat into the tissue under the skin of the upper lid. This is called "lipoinjection." The fat is harvested from the donor site (wherever you want), then injected into the upper lid depression. Approximately 60-70% of the fat will be naturally absorbed in a year, but the remainder will usually last for a long time (unlike other injectables such as Restylane).
Similarly, fat can be injected to correct smile lines (Nasolabial lines), Chin augmentation, Cheek augmentation, Marionette lines, and so forth. We prefer to use patients' own (autologous) fat in micro-particle form to correct these problems. The fat tissue is usually harvested from a tiny hole in the patients' umbilicus (lower abdomen) using a small syringe. The whole process is done under local anesthesia at an outpatient setting without any pain. The harvested fat is carefully processed into smaller particles, then injected to the target areas using a small 1 cc syringe. There is no incision involved. The recovery is quick and most patients go back to work next day. There is minimal swelling and almost no down time.
[Correction of upper lid depression with fat]
[Chin augmentation by fat injection]
Breast augmentation is done using either saline filled bags or silicone bags to your desired layers (below or above the muscles). It can be approached through the nipples or the underarm areas. It is usually done under general anesthesia in an outpatient surgery center. Various sizes of bags are available (we use only American products). From ￥630,000 for both sides.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) is done in many different ways including hump removal, reshaping of the entire nose using either cartilage graft or silastic implants. It is usually done under twilight anesthesia in an outpatient surgery center.
Facelift can be minimally invasive "mini-lift" or extensive full brow and neck dissecting type facelift. While mini-lift and limited facelift are done in outpatient setting, the full facelift is done in an affiliated hospital under general anesthesia. Please ask for more details.
Eyelid surgery includes upper and lower blepharoplasty (removing the redundant sagging skin), eye bags (lower lid), Eye lift (lateral), and fat graft to sunken eyes.
All eyelid surgeries are done under local anesthesia (same day procedures).
Gynecological plastic surgery includes Labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation.
For the former, we use special methods to minimize the scar and color mismatch including UCLA's Altman method in which natural thin edge is obtained even for a large thick tissue.
For the vaginal procedure, we refer to an affiliated US Board-Certified OB-GYN surgeon in Tokyo. For more detailed information, please email to us.
For Other Procedures and more information regarding breast augmentation, breast lift,breast implants, Male breast reduction (Gynecomastia), repair of ear deformity,removal of skin lesions, Scar revision, Labiaplasty, Gynecological plastic surgery, etc., please ask the doctor at the consultation or by e-mail.
We cannot show all the facial pictures of our patients here due to consent issue, but those will be available at the time of consultation at the office.
Ear reconstruction for prominent ear
Scar Revision and Tummy tuck
Scar revision for the old vertical abdominal wounds. Tummy tuck method was used to remove the scar and thin down the abdominal fat.
Large scar revision as shown above from ￥315,000 (the minimal scar revision costs from ￥52,500).
Mole removal is done using either surgical methods for large one or laser for small one (from ￥5,250 for small one and up). Skin tags are treated in similar fashion. Broken veinsand and Spider veins are removed by laser (from ￥21,000 ~). Other skin lesions such as lesions derived from sun damaged skin can be treat as well.
Buttock augmentation by fat tissue graft (from ￥945,000)
Nipple Reconstruction (click here) (from ￥210,000)
We use U.S. made piercing that is made of Titanium. It is least allergic to skin. Ear Piercing is from ￥4725 (one). Body piercing can be done using local anesthesia without any discomfort to any body areas you wish (from 15,750 yen including the local anesthesia fee). Piercing is done by medical doctors only.