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At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery we provide a complete selection of mini plastic surgery procedures performed in our West Palm Beach Plastic Surgery Suite.

Mini Cosmetic Surgery | Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery
TearCare | Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery | 561-833-4122

TearCare

Dry eye is one of the most common eye complaints, affecting around 20% of Americans. The condition is more prevalent in older people who tend to make fewer tears. Other risk factors include smoking, contact lens use, high blood pressure medications or other prescription medication that can reduce tear production, a history of refractive surgery, spending many hours in front of screens, and environmental factors such as low humidity. Dry eye occurs more commonly in women, especially those who are pregnant, using hormonal birth control pills, or going through menopause.

Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease

Despite its wide prevalence, dry eye can be difficult to diagnose. For example, a dry eye patient can complain of poor eyesight, but when she sits in front of a test chart, she achieves perfect results due to blinking before reading.

Common symptoms of dry eye include:

  • Irritation, stinging, burning, or scratchiness in the eyes
  • A frequent feeling of having a foreign object in the eye
  • Eye redness
  • Watery eyes and reflex tearing
  • Difficulty using contact lenses
  • Light sensitivity, especially to bright light
  • Stringy mucus inside the eyes or around them
  • Blurry vision
  • Eye fatigue

Patients with dry eyes often complain of difficulty performing everyday activities such as reading or driving, especially nighttime driving.

Dry Eye Causes

Tear film serves to keep the eye surface moist, lubricated, and clean of any dust, debris, or microorganisms.

Tear film includes three components:
1. A lipid (oily) component from the meibomian glands
2. An aqueous (watery) component from the lacrimal glands
3. A mucin (mucous-like) component from the goblet cells located in the conjunctiva

All of these components are vital for the tears to perform their physiological function. The aqueous liquid provides moisture; lipids delay tear evaporation and make the tear surface smoother; and the inner layer of mucin helps spread and anchor the tear film across the eye’s surface.

A problem with tear production or any of the tear components could lead to insufficient lubrication and dry eye.

Ophthalmologists divide dry eye into two broad categories: evaporative dry eye and aqueous deficient dry eye. Of the two, evaporative dry eye is by far the more common.

  • Evaporative dry eye occurs when the meibomian glands, tiny oil glands lining the edges of the eyelids, fail to produce enough oil (meibum). This condition, called meibomian gland dysfunction, may cause tear instability and increased tear evaporation.
  • Aqueous deficient dry eye can occur when the lacrimal glands, located above the eyeball, secrete insufficient tear fluid to maintain adequate moisture in the eye.

In some cases, dry eye may occur because of inflammatory autoimmune diseases such as Sjögren syndrome. It is vital to diagnose any systemic autoimmune conditions before attempting to treat dry eye.
Dr. Barr recommends TearCare prior to blepharoplasty and mini brow lift for best results.

Why Artificial Tears Often Aren’t Enough to Treat Dry Eye

Many patients discover that over-the-counter eye drops relieve dryness only temporarily. Artificial tears are relatively effective in alleviating the symptoms of aqueous deficient dry eye but often fail to help in cases of evaporative dry eye resulting from meibomian gland dysfunction.

In evaporative dry eye, the patient’s lacrimal glands may produce enough tears. Still, if the tears evaporate too quickly, dry eye symptoms can persist no matter how often the patient applies artificial tears. Furthermore, eye drops containing preservatives for a longer shelf life may cause eye irritation with frequent use.

Management of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Often, evaporative dry eye syndrome related to meibomian gland dysfunction occurs because the meibomian glands become clogged up. In mild cases, it may be possible to alleviate the condition by applying warm compresses to soften clogged meibum oil and promote its release. An eye doctor may also perform meibomian gland expression by carefully applying pressure to unclog and release the meibum oil.

TearCare®: An Innovative Dry Eyes Remedy

Patients suffering from evaporative dry eye may benefit from TearCare®, an advanced treatment that is highly effective in cases of meibomian gland dysfunction.

How Does TearCare® Work?

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TearCare® is a pair of flexible eyelid devices that apply gentle heat to the meibomian glands. The heat helps turn the meibum more liquid, remove blockages, reduce inflammation, and promote tear production.

The pliable, soft TearCare® devices easily conform to the eye’s shape and help the patient remain comfortable throughout the procedure, with open eyes and normal blinking.
The TearCare® procedure typically lasts a few minutes. The eye doctor may clear any remaining obstructions manually at the end of the treatment.

Is It Safe?

TearCare® is a safe, efficient dry eye disease treatment method. It can decrease dry eye symptoms like blurred vision and irritation of the eye’s surface, help maintain clear vision, and prevent permanent damage to the meibomian glands.
Candidates for the TearCare® treatment must be 22 or older, without ocular surface abnormalities such as corneal dystrophy.

Suffering from Dry Eye? Book a Consultation with Dr. Fredric Barr at Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Need an effective solution for dry eyes? We invite you to schedule a consultation appointment at Dr. Fredric Barr’s clinic in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Fredric Barr, a Board-Certified, 34-year Plastic Surgeon in West Palm Beach, is the first plastic surgeon in the country to offer TearCare® for dry eye symptoms. Reach out to us at (561) 833-4122 or fill out our online form to arrange for a consultation.

The Awake Mini Face Lift | West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon, FL

Mini Face/Band Aid Lift/Awake Lift

The Awake Lift™ is often combined with the other “mini” procedures (i.e. mini cheek, neck, eyelid and or brow procedures) to address all areas of patient concern.

For “beginners” and those who’ve already had previous facelifts, the Awake Lift is an excellent choice to create a more youthful appearance. With this procedure, maintenance and upkeep can be achieved in an “un-extreme” fashion.

Below are the main benefits of the Awake Lift™ surgery:

  • Local anesthesia only (quick, simple numbing injection)
  • Fraction of the investment of traditional lift (affordable)
  • Creates long lasting results
  • Safely performed in the office (in and out faster)
  • Limited bruising, swelling, recovery (minimal downtime)
  • Resume your lifestyle & most normal activities the next day
  • Popular for both healthy men and women of all ages

The Awake Lift™ & Dr. Barr in the News

TV Show Spotlight on Business TV CBS Channel 12

TV Show Spotlight on Business TV with Emily Pantelides

The Awake Lift™ Before and After Photos*

Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Procedures | 561-833-4122

Mini Cheek Lift (Lateral Vertical Mini Cheek Lift)

The outpatient mini-cheek lift procedure comes with many benefits over more extensive plastic surgery procedures:

  • Local anesthesia
  • Short recovery time
  • Shower and wash your hair the next morning
  • Minimal swelling and bruising

Mini Face Lift Featured on NBC Channel 5:

Individual results may vary**

Mini Cheek Lift Before and After Photos*

Mini Neck Lift | Palm Beach Plastic Surgery | T: 561-833-4122

Mini Neck Lift

Why Choose Dr Barr & Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery

  • Serving Palm Beach for 30+ Years
  • Board Certified (American Board of Plastic Surgery)
  • Known as “the Doctor that Physicians Consult”
  • Excellent Reputation & Patient Satisfaction (see reviews below)
  • Doctor Performed Procedures (Dr. Barr performs ALL Procedures)
  • Concierge Practice (24/7 Availability to Doctor and Staff)
  • Latest Proven Procedures & Technology Used
  • Financing Options Available (see financing options)
  • Hospital Outpatient Unit Available (North Co Sugicenter & Good Sam)
  • Past Chief of Plastic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Past President of the Palm Beach County Plastic Surgery Society
  • Voluntary Asst. Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Miami

Individual results may vary**

More About The Mini Neck Lift

The mini-neck lift can also be combined with the mini-facelift/mini-cheeklift procedures to provide a more youthful appearance. A small incision is made under the chin, to sculpt fat, tighten muscles and remove skin in order to achieve a more youthful neck contour.

Questions? Ready to Schedule an Appointment?

Ask us anything from questions about the procedure to financing options, we are always happy to hear from you.

Questions or Want to Schedule an Appointment? Click to Call (561) 833-4122

Mini Neck Lift™ Before and After Photos*

Mini Jowl Lift | West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon | 561-833-4122

Mini Jowl Lift

The mini jowl lift is often combined with the other “mini” procedures (i.e. mini cheek, mini neck, mini eyelid and/or mini brow procedures) to address all areas of patient concern.

For “beginners” and those who’ve already had previous facelifts, the mini facelift is an excellent choice to create a more youthful appearance. With this procedure, maintenance and upkeep can be achieved in an “un-extreme” fashion.

Below are the main benefits of mini facelift surgery:

  • Local anesthesia only (quick, simple numbing injection)
  • Fraction of the investment of traditional lift (affordable)
  • Creates long lasting results
  • Safely performed in the office (in and out faster)
  • Limited bruising, swelling, recovery (minimal downtime)
  • Resume your lifestyle & most normal activities the next day
  • Popular for both healthy men and women of all ages

Mini Face Lift Featured on NBC

Individual results may vary**

Mini Neck Lift Before and After Photos*

Mini Brow Lift | Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery | 561-833-4122

Mini Brow Lift

Mini Brow Lift Before and After Photos *

Mini Eyelid Lift | Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery | West Palm Beach, FL

Mini Eyelid Lift

Upper eyelid skin/fat improvement is addressed through an incision in the natural upper eyelid crease. The upper eyelid must be evaluated along with the forehead to determine whether lateral forehead drooping is also present. If so, a mini brow lift may also be recommended to further create a more youthful appearance.

An additional procedure (“canthopexy”) through the upper eyelid incision can also improve the drooping, aging lower eyelid appearance.

Mini Face Lift Featured on NBC Channel 5:


Individual results may vary**

Mini Eyelid Lift Before and After Photos*

Mini Liposuction Procedure | 561-833-4122 | West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon

Mini Liposuction Lipo Procedure

  • Local anesthesia only (quick, simple numbing injection)
  • Fraction of the investment of traditional lift (affordable)
  • Creates long lasting results
  • Safely performed in the office (in and out faster)
  • Limited bruising, swelling, recovery (minimal downtime)
  • Resume your lifestyle & most normal activities the next day
  • Popular for both healthy men and women of all ages

Liposuction Reduces Resistant Fat In These Areas:

  • Neck
  • Breasts
  • Arms
  • Flanks
  • Back
  • Tummy / Abdominal Area
  • Chin (“double chin”)
  • Hips (“love handles”)
  • Inner / Outer Thighs (“saddle bags”)
  • Knees
  • Calves / Ankles (“cankles”)

Why Choose Dr Barr & Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery

  • Serving Palm Beach for 30+ Years
  • Board Certified (American Board of Plastic Surgery)
  • Known as “the Doctor that Physicians Consult”
  • Excellent Reputation & Patient Satisfaction (see reviews below)
  • Doctor Performed Procedures (Dr. Barr performs ALL Procedures)
  • Concierge Practice (24/7 Availability to Doctor and Staff)
  • Latest Proven Procedures & Technology Used
  • Financing Options Available (see financing options)
  • Hospital Outpatient Unit Available (North Co Sugicenter & Good Sam)
  • Past Chief of Plastic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Past President of the Palm Beach County Plastic Surgery Society
  • Voluntary Asst. Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Miami

Mini Liposuction for Woman and Men

Individual results may vary**

More About The Mini Liposuction / Lipo Procedure

A number of diet and exercise resistant areas can safely and successfully be improved with body mini-liposuction. Only local anesthesia is used (numbing solution injections) – no IVs or hospital stay.

With mini incisions and small cannulas, the neck, breast, arms, flanks, tummy, hips, thighs, knees and calves are areas that can be improved with mini liposuction. The patient has minimal discomfort and is encouraged to resume normal activities immediately following the procedure.

Questions? Ready to Schedule an Appointment?

Ask us anything from questions about the procedure to financing options, we are always happy to hear from you.

Questions or Want to Schedule an Appointment?(561) 833-4122

Mini Tummy-Tuck | Palm Beach Plastic Surgery | T: 561-833-4122

Mini Tummy-Tuck

Mini / In Office Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

with Minimal Downtime for Fast Recovery

For additional treatments and procedures not listed, please complete the form to the right to request more information or call (561) 833-4122

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Serving All Of The Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast, Including West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, and Surrounding Areas

At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, we view Plastic Surgery procedures in a direct and honest manner using the principles of either addition, subtraction or a combination of both.

For additional treatments and procedures not listed, please complete the form to the right to request more information or call (561) 833-4122.

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Our Faqs

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If I am seeking to undergo a combination of procedures, will they be done together or consecutively? What is the timeline for multiple procedures?

A

The answer depends on multiple factors, including the specific combination of procedures, your recovery rates, your age and health status, and your behaviors or habits. More invasive surgeries typically require recovery time ranging between 6 and 12 weeks to 6 months, and surgeries to the same area of your body will also generally require recovery time between procedures.

However, if you are in good health and the combination of procedures in question will be performed on different parts of your body and are not especially invasive, a combination of procedures could potentially be approved together on a case-by-case basis. It is imperative that the combination of procedures does not compromise your healing, and your attention to prescribed pre-operation and recovery habits also plays a significant role. Schedule a consultation for an assessment and guidance regarding the procedures you are considering.


Q

Will it be obvious that I “got work done” after my procedure?

A

While aging affects us all, there are steps we can take to put forth a more vibrant appearance. We seek to perform subtle adjustments to address imperfections and the wear of time while retaining your natural look. While you should notice an improvement, the glaring changes or distortions in appearance you are concerned about and may have seen from other surgeons’ work do not meet the standard of quality plastic and cosmetic surgery we perform in our office.

Dr. Frederic M. Barr is a board-certified Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience performing Plastic Surgery in South Florida. We enhance and refine your appearance according to your goals. Review our Gallery of Before & After Photos to see some examples of our work.


Q

What does Breast Explant Surgery entail, and will my breasts be “back to normal” after the surgery?

A

For patients with Breast Implant Illness (BII), which can include allergy, auto-immune, and thyroid hormone issues, this has been an emerging topic with significant press coverage in recent years. Although numerous medical professionals have demonstrated varying responses to these women’s concerns, we believe in addressing these women’s experiences and symptoms. In response to this phenomenon, we have also chosen not to perform new breast implant surgeries. We perform En Bloc Capsulectomy on patients with breast implants, which involves the removal of both the saline or silicone implant and the capsule around it.

Removal of the implants and surrounding scar tissue has been shown to improve women’s health concerning these symptoms. While some women choose no further procedure following Breast Explant Surgery, some patients elect to have a Mastopexy procedure that involves reshaping the breast tissue for a pleasant cosmetic breast appearance. We welcome your specific questions regarding these procedures and their anticipated effects for your situation. See our Breast Implant Explantation (En Bloc) page for more detailed information, including before-and-after photo examples.


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