Many people feel that the person on the inside is not the person seen in the mirror. Through aesthetic surgery, providers help patients feel like their most authentic self by helping them look the way they feel.

What is aesthetic surgery?

Aesthetic surgery, also known as cosmetic surgery, is a category of plastic surgery. These treatments focus on surgeries and procedures to improve the appearance of the face, breast, and body. Aesthetic surgeons work with patients to accomplish their desired goals.

What are the most common aesthetic surgeries?

Common aesthetic surgeries include breast surgeries, such as breast lift or breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, cosmetic eyelid surgery, face lift, and fat transfer. These surgeries are performed on men and women of all ages.

Is aesthetic surgery safe?

Any surgery comes with risks. However, aesthetic surgery includes less-invasive and non-surgical treatments like injectables, such as Botox and Juvederm, laser treatments to improve skin quality, and chemical peels. The surgeons at the Lifespan Laser and Aesthetic Surgery Center work collaboratively with nurse aestheticians to provide the most comprehensive treatment plans for our patients. Our office is also an official distributor of medical grade skincare lines, which contain premium ingredients at higher concentrations, helping treat and prevent skin conditions better than over-the-counter skin care products.

How do I choose a cosmetic surgery center?

Undergoing cosmetic surgery at an academic medical center like Lifespan helps to ensure that you are in a safe and accredited space when receiving medical care. Academic aesthetic surgeons are dedicated to teaching and research, helping to grow and refine new techniques. Our aesthetic surgeons are involved in local, national, and international organizations that help to shape the future of aesthetic surgery. Our services are provided in a comfortable and private setting yet with access to many resources that accompany a large academic medical center.

What kind of laser is used in aesthetic surgery?

Different types of lasers are used to address different skin concerns and conditions, including intense pulse light and CO2 laser. The lasers have different wavelengths that allow us to target certain areas of concerns such as pigmentation, hair, and redness.

Is aesthetic surgery permanent?

Aesthetic surgeries and treatments are not permanent. They can help slow down the inevitable aging process, but they do not “stop the clock.”

Visit the Lifespan Laser and Aesthetic Surgery Center website to learn more about our services, or call 401-444-7546 (SKIN) to arrange a consultation.

Lauren O. Roussel, MD

Lauren O. Roussel, MD

Dr. Lauren Roussel is a plastic surgeon with Lifespan Physician Group and the Lifespan Laser and Aesthetic Surgery Center. She specializes in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body.