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Dr. Rhee is the first female plastic surgeon based full-time in Seminole County Florida and is dedicated to exceptional patient care and surgical excellence.

“I chose plastic surgery because it is a field that not only combines art and medicine, but allows me to utilize my skills to help patients feel good about themselves. I care deeply about my patients, and find great joy with being able to make a positive difference in their life. A relationship between a patient and their plastic surgeon is one that is built on a foundation of trust, and I strive to deliver the utmost care and compassion to my patients. Being a plastic surgeon is a great privilege, and I will provide my unwavering dedication in this very challenging specialty.” ~ Dr. Rhee

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New Female Plastic Surgeon Dr. Susie Rhee Joins Fiala AestheticsFiala Aesthetics Plastic Surgery is one of the premier practices offering cutting edge cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for the breast, body, and face. The practice also includes Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa, which is a state of the art facility providing non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.

Fiala Aesthetics is founded and led by Dr. Thomas Fiala, who is an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Fiala is now joined by highly accomplished plastic surgeon Dr. Susie Rhee. The impressive and dependable Dr. Rhee is the first female plastic surgeon based full-time in Seminole County, Florida.

Dr. Rhee is driven by a mission to improve the quality of life of her patients and strives for total patient satisfaction in every procedure she performs. Patient safety remains her paramount consideration at all times. Dr. Rhee provides both surgical and non-surgical med spa procedures to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities.

 

Combining Science and Art

What sets Dr. Rhee apart from many other plastic surgeons is her professional training and skill that allows her to combine the principles of both science and art in every cosmetic procedure. To hone her surgical skills, she completed her plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia, followed by an advanced cosmetic surgery fellowship with the renowned and prolific Dr. James Grotting in Birmingham, Alabama.

In addition to her expertise in general and plastic surgery, Dr. Rhee also has a considerable talent in the field of art. She has accomplished herself as a medical illustrator and a musician. She received a scholarship to the prestigious Royal College of Music in London for classical violin performance. Her medical illustrations have been used by other surgeons when explaining new procedures.

Dr. Rhee has an exceptionally skillful hand-eye coordination, which she owes in part to her training in classical violin. Her fine arts background allows her to better appreciate the human anatomy and develop an artistic eye. By combining art and science, she is able to create results that are as healthy and long-lasting as they are aesthetically pleasing and natural looking.

 

Expertise in Aesthetic Procedures

The tremendous and adroit Dr. Rhee has advanced surgical skills and experience to perform all of the procedures Dr. Fiala performs. At the same time, she has introduced innovative techniques in nose surgery, oculoplastic surgery, and cosmetic breast surgery procedures. She is equally good at non-invasive aesthetic procedures such as CoolSculpting, a body contouring procedures designed to freeze the fat and gently eliminate it from excess fat pockets.

Dr. Rhee says that she chose plastic surgery because it gives her an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of her patients. She cares deeply for her patients and finds immense joy in being able to make a positive impact. She enjoys a relationship of complete trust and open communication with her patients, and addresses their needs with personalized care and compassion.

 

Awards

The accomplished and contrite Dr. Rhee was honored with the Kenna S. Given, MD, Plastic Surgery Clinical Award while she was Chief Resident at the Medical College of Georgia, in recognition of her exemplary clinical aptitude. Fiala Aesthetics receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and other cities and suburbs in this geographical area of north Florida.

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Plastic Surgery Center & Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com ; day-spa-orlando.com ; coolsculptinginorlando.com

Oculoplastic Eye Surgery Cost | Orlando Plastic Surgery | Med SpaOculoplastic surgery is one of the delicate cosmetic surgery procedures because it involves the eyelids. The procedure should only be performed by a surgeon who is trained and experienced in oculoplastic surgery. During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs.

The first goal of a responsible surgeon will be to educate the patient about the procedure and help them make a well-considered decision. Patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities across the horizon have an opportunity to receive oculoplastic surgery from the successful and astute plastic surgeon Dr. Susie Rhee of Fiala Aesthetics Plastic Surgery.

 

Fiscal Factors

The monetary amount of oculplastic surgery can vary from one practice to another, and in some cases, may also vary from one patient to another. Some of the key factors that will influence the costs include:

 

Geographical Factor

Where the practice is located will make a difference to the overall costs. Main metropolitan areas and prime urban centers typically have higher real estate costs and higher overheads, which reflects in the relatively higher costs of most types of products and services in these areas, including cosmetic surgery services. A practice located in a smaller town in an interior region, on the other hand, would usually be able to offer little lower prices.

 

Surgeon’s Fee

It is important to choose the right cosmetic surgeon for any procedure, and more so, when the procedure is related to the eyes. Oculoplastic surgery should ideally be performed by a surgeon with expertise in this field.

Surgeons with advanced skills and experience may have a higher fee, but patients should consider all aspects while make a decision. According to the ASPS, a surgeon’s fee should be a secondary consideration while selecting the best possible plastic surgeon.

 

Anesthesia and Surgical Facility Costs

If the oculoplastic surgery procedure is performed using general anesthesia, it will involve the fee of an anesthesiologist or a certified anesthetist nurse. Their fee can vary according to their skills and experience.

The procedure may be performed at a hospital, an accredited surgical center or a private surgical suite. The potential costs and benefits under each option will vary, and the patient can make the appropriate decisions in consultation with the surgeon.

 

Extent of Surgery

Oculoplastic surgery may sometimes only involve cosmetic eye lift for the lower eyelids or upper eyelid or both. If both are involved, the costs may be a little higher because the surgery will be more complex and time consuming. In some cases, additional procedures related to orbit or tear ducts may be involved.

If ptosis is present, the surgeon will also repair that condition along with performing cosmetic improvements. Sometimes patients prefer to combine oculoplastic surgery along with other upper face procedures such as brow lift or forehead lift surgery. All these aspects will have an impact on the overall sticker price of the procedure.

Full or partial insurance coverage may be possible in a few cases where oculoplastic surgery involves correction of vision obstruction or ptosis repair. Prolific and percipient plastic surgeon Dr. Rhee along with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas for oculoplastic surgery.

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Plastic Surgery Center & Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com ; day-spa-orlando.comcoolsculptinginorlando.com

What is Oculoplastic Surgery? | Orlando Plastic Surgery | Medical SpaOculoplastic surgery is a specialized procedure that combines the benefits of eyelid lift and cosmetic surgery. In addition to eyelid surgery, oculoplastic surgery may represent eye related procedures that involve the orbit, tear ducts and the upper face. In some cases, oculoplastic surgery may be both medically necessary as well as cosmetically desirable.

Some types of periocular and eyelid problems can affect an individual’s facial appearance as well as their overall eye health, vision, and eye comfort.

These issues can be successfully treated with oculoplastic surgery. Profound and cutting edge plastic surgeon Dr. Susie Rhee is an expert in this procedure. She provides oculoplastic surgery to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities.

 

Common Oculoplastic Procedures

Patients can significant improve their quality of life with one of the following four commonly performed aesthetic and oculoplastic procedures:

  • Entropian repair: This involves correction of the eyelids that are folding inward
  • Ectropian repair: This involves correction of the eyelids that are turning outward
  • Ptosis repair: This procedure will correct drooping upper or lower eyelids
  • External DCR: This procedure is designed to restore the natural flow of tears

In most cases, an oculoplastic surgery can be performed as an outpatient procedure, and the recovery is fairly quick. Blepharoplasty, which involves repair of upper or lower droopy eyelids through removal of excess skin, fat and muscle, is one of the top five cosmetic surgery procedures in the US today.

 

Types of Oculoplastic Surgery

Some of the key procedures that are considered as a part of oculoplastic surgery include:

  • Eyelid Surgery: This includes blepharoplasty and reconstructive eyelid surgery to correct entropion, ectropian, ptosis and eyelid tumors.
  • Tear Duct Surgery: This will correct the flow of tears
  • Orbital Surgery: This procedure is aimed at managing thyroid and eye disorders, trauma and tumors
  • Pediatric Oculoplastic Surgery: Congenital defects and eye disorders in children can be corrected with this procedure.
  • Brow lift and forehead lift: These upper face cosmetic procedures may be performed along with oculoplastic surgery to create more harmonious results.

 

Eyelid Surgery Procedure

Blepharoplasty or eyelid lift surgery is the most commonly type of oculoplastic procedure. An experienced surgeon will create small incisions following the natural lines of the eyelids in order to hide subsequent scarring. The surgeon will place the incision and then separate the skin from the underlying tissue. Excess skin, fat and muscle will be removed through the incision.

The incisions will then be closed with fine sutures in the upper eyelids. Most patients will not require sutures in the lower eyelids, but this will depend on the surgical technique used to perform the procedure. The surgery may be performed on either lower or upper eyelids or both. It may take about two hours to perform the procedure if both lower and upper lids are involved.

Post-operative care will depend on the type of oculoplastic surgery received. Outstanding and salient plastic surgeon Dr. Rhee of Fiala Aesthetics Plastic Surgery receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas in this part of Northern Florida for oculoplastic surgery.

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Plastic Surgery Center & Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com ; day-spa-orlando.com ; coolsculptinginorlando.com

Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery Cost | Orlando | Altamonte SpringsRhinoplasty is one of the sought after cosmetic surgery procedures because of its potential to enhance facial balance and created a more attractive looking face. At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient about various aspects of rhinoplasty, including its estimated costs.

The patient should make a well-considered decision after the considering the costs and potential benefits as well as the quality standards offered at a particular practice. Standout and sagacious board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala along with Dr. Susan Rhee provides rhinoplasty to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding locations.

 

Factors Affecting the Costs

The costs of rhinoplasty can sometimes differ between two practices and even between two patients at the same practices due to a variety of factors.

 

Location of the Practice

The cost of living index usually varies between two regions, which will have an impact on the costs of all types of goods and services, including aesthetic procedures. Practices located in major urban centers or coastal areas typically have higher real estate costs and other overheads compared to a practice in a small town in an interior location. This will usually make a difference to the costs offered at a practice for rhinoplasty.

 

Surgeon’s Fee

The fee charged by the surgeon is an important cost component in nose cosmetic surgery. The fee of surgeon may vary according to their skills and experience. Patients should ideally choose a surgeon who invests in high quality standards and best practices, uses cutting edge nose surgery techniques, focuses on less invasive innovations, and follows the latest safety protocols.

 

Operating Room Costs

The surgeon will usually have the option to perform nose surgery at a hospital, an accredited surgery center or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits associated with each option are different. Accredited surgical centers are more popular nowadays, but the patient should ensure that the facility has the latest surgical equipment and technology and is backed by a team of experienced support staff.

 

Anesthesia Cost

If the surgeon uses an open rhinoplasty technique, they may use general anesthesia. This will require the services of an anesthesiologist or a registered nurse anesthetist. They will charge a fee according to their qualifications and may charge on a per hour basis. They will normally be present throughout the surgery to monitor the patient’s response.

 

Extent of Surgery

If the patient requires a more complicated rhinoplasty, involving procedures such as bone or cartilage grafts, placement of implants or a major nose reconstruction, the overall cost of surgery may be higher. Similarly, revision rhinoplasty and ethnic rhinoplasty may require more intricate surgery work. The costs may be higher in such cases compared to a patient who only needs a minor cosmetic improvement in the nose tip or wants a bump on the nose bridge to be removed.

Patients should also account for other minor expenses such as medical tests, prescription drugs, and post-op appointments. Accomplished and resolute plastic surgeons Dr. Fiala and Dr. Rhee receive patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and other cities and towns in this part of The Sunshine State for rhinoplasty.

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Plastic Surgery Center & Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com ; day-spa-orlando.comcoolsculptinginorlando.com

What is Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery? | Orlando Plastic Surgery | Med SpaRhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is an intricate cosmetic surgery procedure designed to enhance the shape and size of the nose.

Facial balance and symmetry can be dramatically improved with the right appearance of the nose. Rhinoplasty may also be used sometimes to correct functional anomalies and clear breathing obstructions in the nostrils.

Augmentation rhinoplasty, reduction rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, and revision and reconstructive rhinoplasty are some of the major types of nose surgery procedures. Fabulous and state of art board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala along with Dr. Susie Rhee of provides rhinoplasty and other aesthetic procedures to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and other suburbs and cities in this area of the country.

 

Cosmetic Improvements

Some of the key aesthetic improvements to the nose that can be achieved with rhinoplasty include:

  • Reducing or enhancing the size of the nose to make it more proportionate to the rest of the face
  • Widening or narrowing the nose width at the nasal bridge
  • Removing or diminishing visible humps or depressions on the nose bridge to improve nose profile
  • Refining a droopy, oversized, upturned, or bulbous nose tip
  • Sculpting the shape of wide, flared or upturned nostrils
  • Correcting a deviated or asymmetrical nose

 

Candidacy

Any individual who has attained full growth of the nose, but is bothered by its aesthetic aspects such as the shape, size or symmetry, or suffers from a structural defect within the nose may be a suitable candidate for rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery. The ideal candidate will be in good general health and will be above 13 years of age.

The candidate should preferably be a non-smoker or should be committed to following the surgeon’s instructions regarding temporarily giving up smoking. An individual who is unhappy with the aesthetic or functional outcome of a previous nose job may be a candidate for revision rhinoplasty.  

 

Procedure

The surgeon will determine whether rhinoplasty may be performed with the patient under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. If major modifications to the nose are involved, the surgeon will likely choose open rhinoplasty technique. For more subtle changes, closed rhinoplasty may be performed.

For open rhinoplasty, the surgeon will create an incision across the columella, which is the narrow strip dividing the nostrils. Through the incision, the surgeon will lift the soft tissue in order to access and reshape the underlying nasal structures.

On the other hand, in case of closed rhinoplasty, several tiny incisions will be placed inside the nose to make the improvements. This will create no external scars. Closed rhinoplasty is less invasive and the patient will have a faster recovery.

Cartilage grafting is sometimes a part of rhinoplasty procedure to augment the nasal structure. If the septum is deviated, it will be straightened surgically and the surgeon may reduce the internal projections to improve breathing ability. Once the surgeon has reshaped the nose as required, the overlying skin and tissue will be re-draped delicately and the incisions will be closed.

Outstanding and reliable plastic surgeons Dr. Fiala and Dr. Rhee receive patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and other cities and neighborhoods in this geographical region for rhinoplasty.

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Plastic Surgery Center & Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com ; day-spa-orlando.com ; coolsculptinginorlando.com

 

 

Most of you have probably noticed all the activity happening at our practice. Our marketing team has been busy improving our website and the office has had some “work done”, thanks to our talented contractor. We’ve not only expanded and renovated our space to accommodate a rapidly growing medical spa, but we continue to add compassionate and experienced team members to the growing Fiala Aesthetics family!

We are very happy to share that one of those new team members is Dr. Fiala’s new Associate Surgeon, Dr. Susie Rhee. In about one month’s time, this very talented plastic surgeon will be adding family photos to her desk and putting on her personalized lab coat to see patients. She’s excited, we’re excited and we know you will be too when you meet this very warm and experienced surgeon.

Dr. Rhee is the first female plastic surgeon based full-time in Seminole County Florida and is dedicated to exceptional patient care and surgical excellence.

“I chose plastic surgery because it is a field that not only combines art and medicine, but allows me to utilize my skills to help patients feel good about themselves. I care deeply about my patients, and find great joy with being able to make a positive difference in their life. A relationship between a patient and their plastic surgeon is one that is built on a foundation of trust, and I strive to deliver the utmost care and compassion to my patients. Being a plastic surgeon is a great privilege, and I will provide my unwavering dedication in this very challenging specialty.” ~ Dr. Rhee

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Your Neck Lift Consultation | Altamonte Springs Plastic Surgery | OrlandoNeck lift may be performed as an independent cosmetic surgery procedure, but it is often combined with facelift to create more harmonious results.

A detailed consultation will precede the procedure, wherein the surgeon will try to determine the patient’s candidacy and engage closely with the patient to address their doubts and concerns, and educate them adequately about neck lift aesthetic surgery.

A committed surgeon will encourage the patient to get actively involved in the consultation process, and freely ask questions on all aspects of the procedure as well as the surgeon’s professional credentials.

The surgeon’s first concern will be to help the patient make an informed decision after considering all the pros and cons. Board certified and tremendous plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala provides neck lift to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities and cities in this part of The Sunshine State.

 

Patient’s Inputs

During the consultation, one of the first things a surgeon will ask from the patient is their reason for seeking neck lift cosmetic surgery. The surgeon will specifically try to learn about the precise concerns the patient has about their neck appearance.

The surgeon will also try to ascertain the patient’s current health status and go through their medical records. The patient’s clear and transparent feedback to the surgeon in these areas will help in the development of an appropriate neck lift surgery plan.

 

Cosmetic Goals

The consultation process gives an opportunity to the patient to share their personal cosmetic needs and goals frankly with the surgeon. This information will allow the surgeon to create a customized neck lift plan that incorporates the personal goals of the patient. A tailored surgical approach will help ensure that the patient achieves more deeply satisfying aesthetic results in a less invasive manner.

 

Health Evaluation

To save time during the consultation, the patient should arrange for their health records from the physician and specialists to be sent to the surgeon’s office.

If the patient currently suffers from an underlying medical condition, autoimmune disease such as diabetes or any known allergies, they should disclose all such information freely before the surgeon. This will enable the surgeon to adjust the procedure as necessary.

 

Current Medications

While planning a visit to the surgeon’s office for a neck lift consultation, the patient should write down the names of all the prescription and non-prescription drugs and herbal supplements and vitamins that they may be currently using. The surgeon may temporarily stop or adjust the schedules of some of the medications in consultation with the physician. If the patient is a smoker, they will be instructed to refrain from smoking for a certain time period.

 

Photos and Testimonials

The surgeon may utilize the consultation process to help the patient develop realistic expectations from neck lift surgery. To ensure this, the surgeon will present neck lift before and after photos of previous patients. This could help the patient know what to expect during this surgery so they decrease their anxiety and so they know what they are signing up for.

Testimonials and reviews of past patients may also be shown so that the patient gains insights about neck lift from the perspective of other patients. Experienced and successful plastic surgeon Dr. Fiala receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas for neck lift.

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Plastic Surgery Center & Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com ; day-spa-orlando.comcoolsculptinginorlando.com

Neck Lift Risks and Safety | Orlando Plastic Surgery | Altamonte SpringsWhile neck lift is a relatively safe and less invasive body contouring cosmetic surgery procedure, it still entails the typical risks and complications that are associated with any surgery. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient about the possible risks and side effects in a clear and patient-friendly language.

A dedicated surgeon’s first goal will be to ensure that the patient has clear understanding of the pros and cons of neck lift, and makes a well-considered decision.

Such patients usually achieve a higher satisfaction level from the final results and are able to appreciate their new look in a better way. Board certified and committed plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala provides neck lift to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities.

 

Common Risks

When a patient chooses to have neck lift surgery, they will be informed about the risks of anesthesia. Infection is another common risk that may occur during or after the procedure. Some patients may experience unfavorable scarring, if the surgeon did not hide the scars in discreet locations or had to make larger incisions.

Infection risks will be reduced if the surgical facility maintains high standards of hygiene and professional care. The surgical instruments must be carefully sterilized and overall environmental control should be flawless. After the procedure, the patient will be advised to minimize incision exposure to contamination and refrain from submerging the incision sites in water for a few days.

In case neck lift cosmetic surgery is to be performed using general anesthesia, a medical evaluation of the patient should precede the decision in order to determine the patient’s fitness for this procedure. This will reduce the risk of poor anesthesia reaction. Throughout the surgery, an anesthesiologist or a certified nurse anesthetist should be present to administer and monitor the patient’s response to anesthesia.

The surgeon should preferably have a conservative approach to neck lift and should use advanced surgical techniques in order to produce desirable outcomes with minimal scarring.

The patient will be required to refrain from smoking to further reduce the risk of complications and scarring. Accomplished, steady, and splendid plastic surgeon Dr. Fiala receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and other communities and cities in this part of North Florida for a neck lift.

 

Other Potential Complications

Other possible complications of neck lift surgery may include:

  • Hematoma: excessive bleeding during the procedure
  • Seroma: fluid collection under the skin in the incision sites
  • Tightness in the Neck: excessive stretching of the neck skin during the procedure
  • Change of Sensation: Numbness or altered sensation in the incision sites, which is mostly temporary
  • Skin Irregularities: Lumpiness or mottling in the neck skin
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

If the neck lift surgery is performed by a fully trained and experienced surgeon, the incidence of serious complications will be very rare. In cosmetic terms, some patients may not be fully satisfied with the new appearance, symmetry or proportion of the neck with other facial features.

The results usually improve over time, and the patient should have realistic expectations from the beginning in order to appreciate the final outcome.

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Plastic Surgery Center & Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com ; day-spa-orlando.comcoolsculptinginorlando.com

Exciting News!!

Dr. Fiala is pleased to announce that plastic surgeon, Dr. Susie Rhee, will be joining our practice beginning July 24th, 2017.  Consultation appointments are now available.  Dr. Rhee has been personally selected by Dr. Fiala and is looking forward to joining our team. In addition to her training in plastic surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, she has also completed one of the top aesthetic fellowships in the country. She performs breast & body contouring, facial surgery, including rhinoplasty.  
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