Men’s Procedures

Procedures for Men for Valdosta, South Georgia and North Central Florida

Men are choosing to improve their appearance with cosmetic procedures. Maintaining your professional image with carefully selected procedures can give you an edge in the competitive business environment. Many men use plastic surgery to achieve a more balanced and rejuvenated face or a trimmer waistline and chest.

Board-certified Valdosta plastic surgeon Dr. Sonya Merriman is highly trained and experienced in providing safe and popular cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures. Learn more about the safe, popular procedures Dr. Merriman performs by clicking on the links below. Call our Valdosta office at (229) 242-3002 or (800) 880-5391 to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Merriman.

Facelift Plastic Surgery for Valdosta, South Georgia and North Central Florida

To reduce the visible signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance to the face, you may want to consider facelift plastic surgery performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sonya J. Merriman in Valdosta, Georgia. Facelift plastic surgery (Rhytidectomy) is a procedure that removes excess fat, tightens underlying muscles, and repositions the skin and excess tissue on the face and neck. At her plastic surgery center in Valdosta, Dr. Merriman expertly performs this procedure that can dramatically improve the appearance of the skin while creating a more youthful and vibrant look.

A facelift can refine your natural attributes, remove wrinkles and frown lines, and give you a more youthful appearance. If you have excess fat or skin on your neck, then a neck lift may be combined with a facelift for an overall improvement to the facial profile. Performed in Georgia by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sonya Merriman, facelift plastic surgery can help you look years younger and healthier.

Women and men in the Plantation Trace region of South Georgia and North Central Florida choose facelift plastic surgery with Dr. Merriman for many different reasons, including:

  • To reduce visible signs of aging
  • To restore a more youthful appearance
  • To remove wrinkles and frown lines
  • To remove fat and tighten the skin of the face
  • To enhance confidence and self-image

Personal Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Merriman at her plastic surgery center in Valdosta, she will discuss your concerns with you and explain the details of a facelift. She will take the time to build trust and rapport with each patient in order to understand you and your vision. As a board- certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Merriman will work with you to determine a surgical plan that best suits your needs to create the results that you hope for.

Brow Lift Plastic Surgery for Valdosta, South Georgia and North Central Florida.

Brow lift (forehead lift) softens deep creases across the forehead, reduces frown lines between the eyebrows at the top of your nose and can elevate eyebrows, which have begun to droop. When performing a brow lift at her plastic surgery center in Valdosta, Georgia, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sonya J. Merriman brings her skill and experience to help each patient achieve a natural and more youthful appearance.

Excess skin above the eyes can impair vision and many patients report an improvement in the quality of their eyesight after a brow lift. A subtle change to the position of the eyebrow can result in a brighter and more youthful appearance while looking natural and balanced.

Women and men in the Plantation Trace, South Georgia and North Central Florida regions choose a brow lift by Dr. Merriman for some of the following reasons:

  • Reduction of loose skin from the upper eye
  • Reduction of deep creases across the forehead
  • Reduction of frown lines above the nose
  • Creation of a more open look to the eye
  • Improved vision
  • A more vibrant, youthful appearance

Personal Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Merriman, she will discuss your concerns with you and explain the details of your brow lift. At her plastic surgery center in Valdosta, you may want to explore the possibility of performing another facial procedure at the same time to enhance your result. Dr. Merriman’s goal is to provide personalized, safe and effective plastic surgery.

Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) Plastic Surgery for Valdosta, South Georgia and North Central Florida

The eyelid lift procedure is intended to produce a more youthful and rested appearance of the eyes. Eyelid lift plastic surgery removes excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids offering a less puffy, rested look to the eye. At her plastic surgery center in Valdosta, Georgia, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sonya J. Merriman uses her training and experiences performing this procedure to create natural and balanced outcomes for her patients.

You may be a candidate for eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) if you have excessive, sagging, or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin. Eyelid lift plastic surgery can help you look years younger by reducing puffiness and baggy skin from around the eyes.

Often, patients in the Plantation Trace, South Georgia and North Central Florida region choose an eyelid lift with Dr. Merriman to improve their vision. An Eyelid lift may widen the field of vision if excess or loose skin has partially blocked peripheral vision.

Many patients have considered having an eyelid lift with Dr. Merriman for some of the following reasons:

  • Reduction of loose skin or bags from around the eye
  • Reduction of puffiness around the eye
  • Improved peripheral vision
  • Creation of a more open look to the eye
  • A more vibrant, youthful appearance

Personal Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Merriman, she will discuss with you the precautions she takes to obtain the natural, youthful result you are looking for. Dr. Merriman, with her experience, refined skills and artistry, performs this delicate procedure to create a brighter, happier and more open look for you and your eyes.

Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping) Plastic Surgery for Valdosta, South Georgia and North Central Florida

Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) is intended to create a more attractive nose in better proportion to other facial features. If you feel that the size and shape of your nose do not match the rest of your face, nose reshaping could be the solution. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sonya J. Merriman, at her plastic surgery center in Valdosta, Georgia, can reshape or resize your nose or nostrils to better match the shape and size of your face.

Rhinoplasty is often effective in helping to correct breathing problems. It can also provide a solution to problems caused by birth defects, injury or disease. Patients in the Plantation Trace, South Georgia and North Central Florida area have benefited from nose reshaping surgery by Dr. Merriman for some of the following reasons:

  • To balance the size and shape of the nose to the rest of the face
  • To correct breathing problems
  • To repair damage caused by injury, birth defects or disease
  • To enhance confidence and self-image
  • For a more youthful appearance

Personal Consultation

Together, you and Dr. Merriman will discuss your goals and expectations, and whether you may want to consider another facial procedure at the same time to enhance your results.

At her plastic surgery center in Valdosta, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Merriman shapes and sculpts the nose to enhance each patient’s individual face. Dr. Merriman understands that each nose and each face is unique. She brings her skill, experience and artistry to provide personalized, safe and effective care to each patient and every procedure.

Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty) Plastic Surgery for Valdosta, South Georgia and North Central Florida

Facial contouring, and chin augmentation in particular, changes the basic structure of your face. At her plastic surgery center in Valdosta, Georgia, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sonya J. Merriman uses carefully styled implants to create a more attractive and harmonious balance to your face.

Many patients, both men and women, who come to Dr. Merriman from the South Georgia region, find that their appearance can be greatly improved by enhancements to the chin through chin augmentation plastic surgery (genioplasty).

A recessive chin can make the mouth appear to turn down at the corners, which can create an “unhappy” look. Chin augmentation (implant) plastic surgery can be used to bring the chin to the proper proportions. Chin implants can sometimes improve the appearance of jowls and the hanging tissue in the neck. Some patients consider additional chin enhancement procedures at the same time to improve their result. Patients in the South Georgia and North Central Florida area have sought chin augmentation plastic surgery from Dr. Merriman for some of the following reasons:

  • To create better balance among facial features
  • To balance a “weak” or receding chin
  • To diminish the appearance of jowls and hanging tissue in the neck
  • To gain a more youthful and vibrant appearance

Personal Consultation

During your consultation with board certified-plastic surgeon Dr. Sonya J. Merriman at her plastic surgery center in Valdosta, her goal is always to build trust and rapport with each patient. When performing a chin augmentation, as with all procedures, Dr. Merriman’s attentions are focused entirely on the individual patient, providing the safest, most effective plastic surgery and the best possible results.

Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) Plastic Surgery for Valdosta, South Georgia and North Central Florida

The term otoplasty refers to the reshaping or reforming or “pinning” of the ears. Most commonly, the procedure is performed to correct prominent ears by setting them back closer to the head. Each individual’s ears are different however, and otoplasty may refer to correction of a number of different ear conditions. In Valdosta, South Georgia and North Central Florida, performing otoplasty plastic surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sonya J. Merriman brings her skill, experience and training to performing this procedure for children and adults.

For children, large and/or protruding ears can result in teasing or name-calling, which can make adjustment to school difficult, sad or painful and reduce self-confidence as they enter adulthood. Fortunately, this is a problem which can be easily corrected once a child’s ears grow to their full size, usually between five and six years of age.

Many people in the South Georgia area have considered otoplasty plastic surgery for themselves or their children for some of the following reasons:

  • To set prominent or protruding ears closer to the head
  • To reduce the size of large ears
  • To help your child to gain self confidence
  • To feel more comfortable with your appearance

For children, pinning the ears is a common technique used during otoplasty to achieve the desired result. Performing otoplasty plastic surgery for adults in the Plantation Trace and South Georgia region, Dr. Merriman may select a different approach. For adults, Dr. Merriman may also reshape or reduce the size of the ears to help them appear symmetrical and streamlined with the contours of the face.

Personal Consultation

During your individual consultation with Dr. Merriman, she will explain the options available should you choose otoplasty for yourself or your child. She will answer all your questions. It is Dr. Merriman’s goal at her plastic surgery center in Valdosta to create trust and rapport with each patient. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Merriman always strives to provide the safest and most effective plastic surgery procedures while achieving the best possible result.

Liposuction (Lipoplasty) Plastic Surgery in Valdosta, South Georgia and North Central Florida

Liposuction, also called lipoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes deposits of excess fat from specific areas of the body, face or neck. At her plastic surgery center in Valdosta, Georgia, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sonya J. Merriman, performs this procedure, which can be used to slim the hips and thighs, flatten the abdomen, shape the calves and ankles or eliminate a double chin.

In Valdosta at her plastic surgery center, Dr. Merriman performs liposuction plastic surgery to address stubborn fat deposits which can often resist your best efforts at diet and exercise. When used on the neck and around the face, liposuction plastic surgery can help you to regain a fit, more youthful appearance. Liposuction plastic surgery with Dr. Merriman can help you achieve the natural beauty of your body’s unique symmetry.

Women and men in South Georgia and North Central Florida have liposuction plastic surgery for many different reasons, including:

  • To correct disproportionate body-fat distribution
  • To remove stubborn fat deposits
  • To regain a more youthful appearance
  • To fit clothes properly and more comfortably
  • To improve self- esteem and confidence

For this procedure Dr. Merriman uses a specialized instrument, or micro cannula, to make tiny incisions from which localized collections of fatty tissue can be gently removed. Dr. Merriman performs tumescent and ultrasound liposuction plastic surgery based on the patient’s individual needs. A saline mixture is used in both procedures to ensure a smooth, well-contoured change.

Personal Consultation

With her experience and training as a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Merriman will discuss your concerns with you and explain the details of liposuction plastic surgery during your personal consultation at her plastic surgery center in Valdosta. There are a number of options to consider, including whether another body procedure should be performed at the same time to enhance your result. With her goal of achieving trust and rapport with each patient, Dr. Merriman offers you her guidance and careful attention to the details that matter most to you in achieving your aesthetic goals.

Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) Plastic Surgery for Valdosta, South Georgia and North Central Florida

Many men feel self-conscious about extra fat and tissue around the chest area. In some cases, gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and effect self esteem. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition. At her plastic surgery center in Valdosta, Georgia, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sonya J. Merriman offers a procedure designed to flatten and smooth the chest.

Male breast reduction (gynecomastia) performed by Dr. Merriman can give you a firmer, flatter, more contoured chest and increase your self-confidence with a more masculine chest profile. Enlarged male breasts are a very common condition, affecting 40 to 60 percent of the male population. A history of certain health problems, or the use of certain drugs (anabolic steroids, alcohol, estrogen medications, etc.) can contribute to gynecomastia. However, you may be one of the many men Dr. Merriman treats who suffers from enlarged male breasts with an unknown cause.

Male breast reduction is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia but can be done with sedation and local anesthesia. Excess breast tissue or fat can be removed with liposuction, excision, or a combination of the two. Excess skin can also be excised.

Personal Consultation

During your personal consultation with Dr. Merriman at her plastic surgery center in Valdosta, she will discuss your concerns with you and explain the details of male breast reduction cosmetic surgery (gynecomastia). Being board-certified, Dr. Merriman brings her education, training and experience when performing each male breast reduction procedure. It is always her goal to seek and provide the safest, best and the most attractive result possible. Dr. Merriman strives to create a firmer, flatter, more handsome and masculine chest profile for each of her patients.

Laser Hair Removal

Both women and men can achieve permanent hair reduction on almost all body areas. In Valdosta, Georgia, at her plastic surgery center, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sonya J. Merriman offers the elōs™ hair removal system to her clients.

Laser hair removal is an increasingly popular, non-surgical cosmetic procedure. It is a non-invasive, convenient method to reduce hair growth. The elōs™ technology is a breakthrough in cosmetic lasers, as it is the first to use a unique combination of radio frequency and light to treat a wide array of skin conditions as well as the only technology that is able to remove all colors of hair (including white and grey).

The target is preheated by using optical energy, which creates a thermal path on which the bi-polar radio frequency (RF) travels. RF is delivered directly to the hair follicle, which cannot further conduct RF. The build up of current density, results in the hair follicle being terminally disabled and denatured.

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