RealSelf 500

Dr. Lee Corbett Wins RealSelf 500 Award

Louisville, KY Plastic Srugeon Recognized as Top Social Influencer in Aesthetic Surgery

Louisville, KY – Marrch 7, 2016 – Local physician Dr. Lee Corbett is one of 500 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 500 Award, out of nearly 13,000 board certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf—the leading online community helping people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures.

In a time when 1 in 4 U.S. adults share their health experiences on social media channels, the medical professionals that made the 2015 RealSelf 500 are recognized both for having an outstanding record of consumer feedback and for providing credible, valuable insights in response to consumer questions about elective cosmetic treatments, plastic surgery, dentistry and more.

Dr. Corbett is the Medical Director of Corbett Cosmetic Aesthetic Surgery and Med Spa in Louisville. In his 18th year in practice, his specialties include Aesthetic Surgery of the Face, Breasts and Body as well as non-surgical facial rejuvenation.

“In 2015, these 500 doctors collectively impacted tens of millions of consumers, with nearly 30% of our total doctor content posted by this relatively small group,” said Tom Seery, RealSelf founder and CEO. “When I started RealSelf, many doctors questioned why they should ‘give away’ their expertise ‘for free’ on the web. Now, eight years later — and with over one million doctor answers on our platform — we are proud of the standard this select group has set. They’re leading the way by empowering millions of consumers to gain access to the information they need to make smart and confident health and beauty decisions.”

Dr. Corbett is an expert contributor to RealSelf, and to date has posted over 700 answers to questions on RealSelf. Each month people from all over world ask important aesthetic-related questions about all aspects of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Corbett also maintains a patient star rating of 5 out of five stars in RealSelf reviews. For more information on Dr. Corbett, please visit www.CorbettCosmeticSurgery.com, and for the full list of RealSelf 500 Award winners, visit http://www.realself.com/RS500.

About RealSelf

Since its founding in 2006, RealSelf has created the world’s largest community for learning and sharing information about cosmetic surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and other elective treatments. Our extensive collections of reviews, photos, videos and doctor Q&A make RealSelf the most trusted resource for those who are looking for help beyond the beauty counter. www.realself.com

 

 

 

 

 

Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreen

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Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreen

Physical sunscreens such as Daily Physical Defense by SkinMedica, more commonly referred to as sunblock, contain active mineral ingredients titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide. These ingredients which naturally give both UVA and UVB protection do not penetrate the skin but sit on the surface of the skin and deflect the sun’s rays. Chemical sunscreens such as Total Defense and Repair by SkinMedica, which do penetrate the skin, actually absorb or scatter the sun’s rays. Chemical sunscreens have a tendency to be more irritating to sensitive skin since multiple ingredients are combined to achieve the UVA and UVB coverage. Chemical sunscreens usually rub in easily while Physical Sunscreen can be a little thicker.

So, which one is better?

Physical Sunscreen is the ideal everyday choice, but it’s not waterproof and it must always be applied with your hands. Chemical Sunscreen is better if you are going to be exposed to the sun for extended periods of time because it can be offered in a convenient rub-free, water-resistant aerosol can. The most important point I would like to stress is one must be willing to wear sunscreen daily to protect your skin’s health and your aesthetic investment.                        

Drains and why we use them in Cosmetic Surgery

Drains are used in all of the Surgical fields, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Urology and Plastic Surgery etc… The purpose of a drain is to evacuate fluid from building up in an empty space or a potential space where the surgery was performed.This helps lower the chances of post operative complications and infections.

What actually is a drain? Most are small, hallow tubes, made of silicone that we place in the empty space and then outside of the body they are attached to a small bulb that creates suction. This allows us to keep fluid from building up in the operative area.

In Cosmetic Surgery they are often used in Tummy Tucks, Face Lifts, and some Breast surgeries. Tummy tucks are probably the most common instance. In a tummy tuck the drain removes the fluid that naturally builds up between the top of the abdominal muscles and the overlying fatty tissue. Without a drain in place, the fluid would just collect and distort the appearance of the abdomen and could lead to wound healing problems. In most instances that we use drains we remove them not based on time but on how much fluid is actually draining out. When the output is low enough, the drain is removed. Usually this ranges from a day or two up to a week.

So, while not terribly popular with patients, drain are sort of a ‘necessary evil’ that helps your surgeon get the best outcome with your cosmetic procedure.

Lee Corbett, MD

Corbett Cosmetic Aesthetic Surgery and Med Spa

I have Split Ear Lobes…now what?

Repairing a split earlobe is a pretty common event in our office yet we are surprised to learn that a lot of our patients had lived with split lobes for years. Unaware that repair was possible.

The whole process takes about 10 minutes per ear and is done in the office. We numb the ear with a shot of local anesthetic, remove the extra skin that has grown over the split, and repair it with sutures. And then you hop up and go along your way.

We need to remove the sutures at about 1 week and you can re-pierce the ear at about the 3 month mark. Problem solved!

Lee Corbett, MD
www.CorbettCosmeticSurgery.com

Don’t Skip the Growth Factor

allysonWhat aging skin really needs are Growth Factors. Research shows that Growth Factors have the potential to enhance resiliency, increase collagen production, improve the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles, age spots, wound-healing, and the overall tone and texture of skin. Growth Factors work to stimulate biochemical pathways that promote skin tissue repair and regeneration. The more Growth Factor you have, the better the outcome you can expect.  In this case, more is MORE. This is why we carry SkinMedica’s TNS Recovery Complex.  TNS is a highly concentrated formula containing Matrix proteins, Soluble Collagen and antioxidants.  It is made up of 93.6% Human Growth Factor!!

We recommend cleansing, toning then applying TNS, your antioxidant, RETINOL and any other specialty product you use such as a brightening agent.  If you are one who likes to simplify your skincare routine,  try is the TNS Essential Serum.  Essential Serum is a 2 chamber, all-in-one product containing 93.6% growth factor, 7 antioxidants to prevent free radical damage and specialty ingredients to brighten the skin.  Just add a retinol at night and a sunscreen in the morning and you are ready to go.

For more information on skin care or if you would like help in perfecting your skincare routine, call for a free consultation with me, Monday through Friday, 9-4:30.

Allyson- Licensed Aesthetician at the MedicalSpa at Corbett Cosmetic

 

Breast Implant “Profiles”…what does it all mean

Breast implant profilesBreast Augmentation is the most requested cosmetic surgery in the U.S. every year and has been for many years running. As its popularity continues to increase, the variety of implants has increased as well. I’d like to take a minute to go over the different Profile options as this is confusing for many patients.

For decades implants came  “one size fits all’ however now there are many profile options: Ultra High, High, Moderate, and Low ª. What the ‘profile’ of the implant refers to is its’ width and its’ height or projection.

For example, if you have two implants that are both filled with 350cc, the high profile won’t be as wide as a moderate profile implant, but it will project out more. The higher the profile in the order the more narrow the implant and the more it projects. What this allows for is the more narrow breasted woman to get more volume or the appearance of more volume.

Other than that, there is no difference in the implants at all. They are made the same way, have the same warranty, and the cost is the same. It just allows us to best suit the needs of our patients who all come in different shapes and sizes.

Lee E Corbett, MD

Medical Director Corbett Cosmetic Aesthetic Surgery and MedSpa

ª Mentor, Allergan and Sientra are the three manufacturers of implants and they each have their own profile nomenclature.

“A Labia-what…Are you kidding me ?”

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I have certainly heard that question along with a look of disbelief when I discuss Labiaplasty Surgery. So, “Yes”, there is such a thing as Labiaplasty surgery and it is more common that you may think.

“Why?”, you ask? Well, there are several reasons women request labiaplasty. Primarily the patients are unhappy with the size of their inner labia, the labia minora. Common problems are dissatisfaction with their size, pigmentation, or lack of symmetry between the two sides. Many women with large labia also complain of problems and embarrassment when they wear the Lululemon type yoga pants / leggings or are in their bikini or bathing suit. Others experience discomfort when they exercise, particularly those who enjoy biking or spin class. Discomfort during intimacy is also an issue for some patients. Finally, many women simply have large, redundant and uneven labia that result from aging, childbirth, hormones or may just be the way they were born. While their anatomy is entirely normal, they simply do not care for the appearance of their vulva and choose to have some of the extra skin removed to give a more pleasing appearance.

If you have specific questions about the procedure please call our office at 502-721-0330.

Lee Corbett, MD

Medical Director Corbett Cosmetic Aesthetic Surgery and MedSpa

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Vaginal Rejuvenation encompasses a group of procedures intended to approve the appearance of the vaginal area and eliminate some common problems women complain of.

Often times patients complain that their labia are too large. This presents problems for them during some sports/exercise, intercourse, or more often is an issue when they are wearing yoga pants / leggings / bikinis. And some patients simply do not like the appearance of their labia because they feel they are too large or uneven.

The procedures that correct these issues typically take less than an hour, are done on an outpatient basis, and allow for a return to normal activity within a few days.

If you would like to learn more visit our website at www.CorbettCosmeticSurgery.com

Lee Corbett, MD

Medical Director Corbett Cosmetic Aesthetic Surgery and MedSpa

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Achieve Healthy, Beautiful Skin with GRASS

allysonAllyson Says:

Beautiful skin begins with healthy skin.  GRASS is an acronym for a skincare regimen that incorporates everything you need to achieve healthy, glowing, beautiful skin.

  1. Growth Factors
  2. Retinols
  3. Antioxidants
  4. Specialty Products
  5. Sun Protection

Each component of the GRASS regimen has a specific purpose. Growth Factors such as TNS Recovery Complex rebuild collagen and treat fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol is a chemical exfoliant that addresses acne, pores, fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture, skin discolorations, and acts as a vehicle for any product applied prior.  Antioxidants lsuch as SkinMedica Vitamin C&E Complex protect against free radicals and basically slow down the aging process.  Specialty Products would encompass any product(s) for your unique needs ie. Acne, brightening, redness relief, scar recovery.  Sun Protection is for UV defense (SPF 15 minimum daily).  Sun Screen Protects your investment.  Recently, SkinMedica introduced the first Super Screen that not only protects you from UVA/UVB rays but also infrared.

My recommendation is to resist the skincare impulse buy at the drug or department store.  These products generally do not stack up against the cosmeceuticals available in your physician’s office causing your commitment to wane as results are not achieved.  Consult with your skin care professional and invest in a skincare regimen that will work for you and produce beautiful results.

Dermal Filler Dos.

lyzahLyzah, Registered Nurse

Dermal fillers are used to correct volume loss in the face.  We can use these in cheeks, lips, tear troughs, temples, nasolabial folds, jaw line, ear lobes,chin… almost everywhere really.  When injecting dermal fillers, there are several guidelines I like to share with my patients to help them to achieve their best possible outcome.

First, I like to advise patients how to prepare to receive the injections.  I suggest that you discontinue the use of Aspirin, Fish Oil, and Vitamin E supplements 10 days prior.  This does not mean you can’t have filler if you took Aspirin that day or the night before.  It simply means you may experience some bruising associated with the blood thinning effect of these products.  I would also recommend taking Arnica (homeopathic for bruising) and Bromelain (homeopathic for inflammation) tablets 3 days prior (continue for 7 days after).  Again, if you don’t, it is not a deal breaker.  You just may experience more bruising and swelling.

Next, I like to give my patients a realistic idea of what to expect.  Many fillers are temporary hyaluronic acids that your body will eventually absorb naturally between 6-12 months.  Initial treatments, may require a ‘touch-up’ in 4-6 months to prolong results and/or increase volume for best results. This also depends on which product and how much product you choose initially.  The initial volume with Sculptra (polylactic acid) will diminish after the first 3-5 days. PLLA particles will then work to stimulate your own collagen to replenish lost volume. It is then important to follow up every 6-8 weeks until you achieve ‘FULL correction’ with this product. I stress that it is common to have swelling, redness, and even bruising after treatment. Following the instructions above and icing the area can help diminish one’s chance of experiencing these undesirable side effects.

Lastly, I recommend that you avoid direct exposure to heat and sunlight, excessive manipulation and rubbing of the treated area(s) for 48 hours, chemical peels and laser treatments immediately after.   Apply ice to the treated area(s) for the first 48 hours as well as Arnica cream and continue taking your Bromelain.  I also recommend drinking plenty of water for the next 5 days as this will help hyaluronic acid to ‘hydrate’.

I welcome my patients to call me if they have any questions post procedure.  This will help me when administering your next treatment.