Dr. Thomas Lintner helps patients conceptualize their aesthetic goals for rhinoplasty procedures.
Atlanta, GA â Dr. Thomas B. Lintner, an Atlanta plastic surgeon, believes the goal of rhinoplasty surgery is to achieve facial balance. He does not operate under the assumption that there is one perfectly shaped nose to fit all patients. At Advanced Aesthetic Surgery, his private practice, Dr. Lintner works hand-in-hand with his rhinoplasty patients to design a nose that will harmoniously complement other facial features.
According to Dr. Lintner, patients seek rhinoplasty for two main reasons:
- To correct former trauma to the nose
- To resize the nose to a shape proportionate with the rest of the face
Dr. Lintner says: âMost people have very reasonable expectations for this procedure. They like their nose â they just want more refinement.â Oftentimes, there is no need for patients to have their entire nose redone. Dr. Lintner assists rhinoplasty patients in deciding which part of the nose needs to be addressed in order to meet patientsâ goals.
At Advanced Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Lintnerâs Atlanta plastic surgery patients considering rhinoplasty can preview what their new nose will look like through the use of a “morphing” program. After the patient is photographed, the software displays a postoperative visualization of how the nose will likely appear post-surgery. This morphing software ensures that Dr. Lintner and his patients both envision the same results for the procedure. Dr. Lintner notes that while the final picture is not a guarantee of a surgical result, it does help convey and clarify expectations.
Dr. Lintner highlights that people in good health with the goal of refining their nose make ideal rhinoplasty patients. He says, âThough we canât completely reconstruct a patientâs nose and give them a brand new one, we can certainly make it fit their face.â
Patients often tell Dr. Lintner that their postoperative pain feels very close to the pain of a sinus infection. Immediately after the procedure, patients may experience some swelling and bruising. Patients normally wear a metal splint for 7-10 days, and then a plastic moldable splint several hours a day for several weeks, depending on the patientâs individual healing process. Most of Dr. Lintnerâs rhinoplasty patients return to their normal routine and are back to the gym within four weeks.
About Thomas B. Lintner, MD, FACS
Dr. Thomas Lintner, a dual board-certified surgeon, is a graduate of Georgetown University and earned his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine. He is an active member on staff at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, where he sits on the ER Services and the Medical Staff Credentialing Committees and served as Chief of Plastic Surgery in 2005. In addition, Dr. Lintner serves on the executive board of the Cobb County Medical Society. He is available for interview upon request.
Dr. Thomas Lintner outlines the ideal candidate for facelifts, BOTOXÂŽ Cosmetic, and dermal fillers
Atlanta, GA â Dr. Thomas B. Lintner, an Atlanta plastic surgeon, prides himself on providing personalized attention to each of his patients. At Advanced Aesthetic Surgery, his private practice, he offers patients both surgical and nonsurgical methods of facial rejuvenation to meet each individualâs cosmetic goals.
According to Dr. Lintner, when patients reach their mid to late 40s, the face commonly becomes lax and jowls start to form. He says: âBy the time the mid 50s roll around, patients come in, pull upward on their cheeks, and say âwhat can we do about this?ââ
Dr. Lintner highlights that people who generally maintain good health but are displeased with facial wrinkles or the position of their cheeks are ideal facelift candidates. He also notes that patients with appreciable jowling of the chin or significant nasolabial folds may also be good candidates for the procedure, as these conditions can occur naturally with age or as a result of dramatic weight loss.
If a patient is debating between facelift surgery and injectables such as BOTOXÂŽ Cosmetic or dermal fillers, Dr. Lintner recommends patients take their age into account. He says while fillers and BOTOXÂŽ Cosmetic work well for patients between the ages of 30 and 50 â and sometimes even longer, depending on how an individual ages â those methods of facial rejuvenation are not able to accomplish the results many patients over the age of 60 desire. However, Dr. Lintner reminds patients that each case needs to be looked at individually for variants such as:
- Sun damage
- Skin care history
- Patient goals/expectations
Dr. Lintner says recovery from a facial procedure is unlike any other surgery, and most patients take about 2-4 weeks out of the public eye, depending on if they have had additional procedures such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery. He tells his Atlanta plastic surgery patients that the body typically takes about 6-8 weeks to fully recover, which is when they will see the full range of benefits provided by their facial rejuvenation procedure.
About Thomas B. Lintner, MD, FACS
Dr. Thomas Lintner is board-certified in both general and plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and earned his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Lintner is a member of several organizations including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is available for interview upon request.
This is a concern that we hear daily, “I don’t like anesthesia…” or something along those lines. Â It is perfectly normal to have concerns and fears about something that most of us know very little about. Or at the very least, the only knowledge we do have is third hand about Michael Jackson’s untimely demise. I like to compare anesthesia to flying, without the pesky pat down in security. So, you have decided to go the Caribbean for a fabulous vacation, you can’t drive and you hate to fly. You have some options, don’t go or suck it up and join the herd at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and hope and pray that you’ll arriveÂ safely–or, you embrace it as the only way you are going to be on that awesome beach and enjoy the ride. This is the same decision you’ll make about elective surgery. You either decide your are going to “get on the plane” or you don’t. If you do, then you go to the hospital, wait the 2 hours (just like international flights) they ask you to come early, answer the same 50 questions 10 different times (“security”) and then wait to get to the OR. Once you get there, you are greeted warmly (much like the plane) and asked to lie on a table that is more narrow (Coach, anyone?) than you’d like it to be. The anesthesiologist (“this is your captain speaking”) and circulating nurse (flight attendant) begin to hook you up to monitors and things to keep you safe during your surgery–much like the oxygen and no smoking speech as you taxi to the runway.Â At this point, its time for you to think good thoughts, maybe about how good you are going to look in your new bikini. Â You begin to feel a warm sensation in your IV and your off…safely asleep and your surgery can begin. Before you know it, you’ll be “back on the ground” in recovery where another pleasant face is asking you what you would like to drink.
The real reason that most people have any concerns with anesthesia is completely about control…you’ve chosen your surgery, your surgeon, your implant, and your hospital but you have very little control over who puts you to sleep or when exactly you go or what you can eat and when…you hopefully (at least you doÂ in our practice) get to meet your board certified anesthesia provider prior to going to sleep, to discuss concerns and your medical history and you can at least put a name with the face of the person who is going to be caring for you–think about how many times you have actually had a conversation with your pilot prior to flight…I only have once, and that is because a friend flew me to Vegas in his plane. Yet we blindly trust that Delta is going to get us there safely and thankfully, they deliver.
Anesthesia has come a long long way since your grandmother had surgery as a young woman. People do not randomly wake up in the middle of a procedure like in that movie. And, for the most part, people aren’t miserably sick after every surgery like they were 20 years ago.
Think of it this way–when was the last time that you actually had a real break from the kids, work and your smart phone? Â Personally, I’m looking for something to have done.
In addition to microdermabrasion and chemical peels, Dr. Tom Lintner also offers intense pulse light laser therapy treatments to address his patientsâ skin concerns.
Marietta, GA â Dr. Thomas Lintner, an Atlanta plastic surgeon, prefers to educate his patients on the variety of procedures available to them. He works with his patients to create customized treatment plans designed to satisfy their cosmetic goals while employing the least invasive procedures possible. Dr. Lintner is a firm believer in honesty and says educating patients on all their options will ultimately yield the most effective results.
Many patients visit Dr. Lintner requesting microdermabrasion or a chemical peel. However, depending on the specific skin concerns of the patient, intense pulse light laser treatments may be a better option to deliver their desired cosmetic outcome. Intense pulse light laser therapy utilizes high-intensity pulses of light to resurface the skin. These treatments are sometimes referred to as laser skin resurfacing, though no actual lasers are used in the process.
According to Dr. Lintner, intense pulse light laser therapy is a light skin rejuvenation treatment that can quickly and easily repair:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Broken or unsightly blood vessels
These treatments may be performed on both the face and body, are non-surgical, and produce little discomfort or downtime for the patient.
Many of Dr. Lintnerâs Atlanta plastic surgery patients visit his practice with concerns of pigmented and vascular lesions â especially sun spots, age spots, rosacea, spider veins, and capillaries. These skin conditions develop with prolonged exposure to the sun and also occur naturally with age. Intense pulse light laser therapy targets and destroys the vessels and pigmentation responsible for these lesions, leaving patients with clearer, younger looking skin.
âItâs great to be able to offer our clients a practical and highly effective treatment for uneven pigment and the appearance of vessels thatâs quick, non-surgical, and requires little to no downtime,â says Sandra Butler, a Laser Specialist affiliated with Advanced Aesthetic Surgery.
Dr. Lintner highlights that light laser therapy is FDA-cleared, so patients can take comfort in knowing they are receiving a well-tested treatment option for their cosmetic skin concerns. Typically, Dr. Lintnerâs patients notice their skin appears clearer and younger after just one treatment. Patients interested in laser skin resurfacing can combine intense pulse light laser therapy treatments with facelift or eyelid surgery procedures to produce even more dramatic results.
About Thomas B. Lintner, MD, FACS
Dr. Thomas Lintner is a graduate of Georgetown University and received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, where he also completed his general surgery and plastic surgery residency programs. He is a member of the ER Services and the Medical Staff Credentialing Committees at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Lintner is available for interview upon request.
Atlanta, GA–According to a 2011 survey from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, cosmetic eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, was among the top five surgical procedures performed in the United States. Because there is an extensive amount of surgical and nonsurgical options available, weighing out the pros and cons of each procedure is essential to achieve the best results. For patients who have struggled with wrinkles or sagging skin around the eyes and desire a more refreshed appearance, board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Lintner says eyelid surgery could be the answer to addressing these common aesthetic surgery needs.
Dr. Lintner says eyelid surgery can greatly reduce signs of aging and fine lines around the eyes, as the procedure can result in a more rejuvenated appearance by eliminating excess skin and fat deposits. He adds that the procedure can be done in the upper and lower eyelid areas, depending on the condition of the skin. Dr. Lintner says most patients opt to undergo dual procedures to address both areas and generate a balanced appearance. Addressing the position of the brow is also a fundamental consideration when undergoing upper eyelid surgery. As he evaluates patients, he carefully addresses each patientâs desired outcomes and specific needs to be certain both he and the patient are satisfied with the results.
âThe reason why I love blepharoplasty is because the eyes are the windows to the soul, and sometimes people don’t realize how much of their eyes people can’t see with overhanging skin. People forget how pretty their eyes are.â
Typically, blepharoplasty takes approximately two hours if performing a procedure on both the upper and lower eyelids. During upper eyelid surgery, overhanging skin that may be obstructing vision is removed and the remaining skin is then tightened to result in a firmer appearance. Incisions are made in the creases of the upper eyelids, which can minimize the appearance of scarring. Lower eyelid surgery involves the removal of excess, drooping skin below the eyes through an incision made under the lower eyelashes, resulting in a more lively, youthful appearance. For both procedures, Dr. Lintner says his ultimate goal at his Atlanta plastic surgery practice is to eliminate skin in a way that makes scars less visible and to create a natural, more vibrant appearance for his patients.
Dr. Lintner and his experienced team create patient-specific treatment plans to ensure individual aesthetic surgery needs are met. Whether he is performing a facelift or rhinoplasty, Dr. Lintner strives to provide optimal results and educates patients on how to make the most out of their cosmetic surgery procedure. Dr. Lintner gives his patients detailed, comprehensive advice on the best procedure to suit their needs, and urges anyone considering a cosmetic procedure to consult with a board-certified surgeon. Strong doctor-patient relationships have helped Dr. Lintner and his staff facilitate an environment built on core values such as health, education and honesty, which he believes is further informed and strengthened by the experience and expertise gained during the invaluable certification process.
About Thomas B. Lintner, MD, FACS
Dr. Thomas Lintner received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and graduated with honors from Georgetown University. He has given multiple presentations covering specialties such as general and plastic surgery, and he has been published in national journals of medicine and surgery. Dr. Lintner is a member of a number of professional organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Medical Association of Georgia.
Advanced Aesthetic Surgery has two locations, both reachable at (770) 771-5151: 711 Canton Road Suite 400 in Marietta, GA, and 120 N. Medical Parkway Suite 200 in Woodstock, GA. The practice can also be contacted online via the websites tomlintnermd.com, atlantamommymakeover.com, or facebook.com/tomlintnermd.
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