New Technologies Make Recovery From Cosmetic Procedures Faster Than Ever


With our busy lives working and taking care of our families, we often neglect taking care of ourselves. Oftentimes living with something that bothers us or affects our self esteem but are hesitant to address it because we can’t take the time off. Luckily, there have been numerous advancements in cosmetic procedures to maximize results while reducing the amount of down time needed.

When it comes to understanding and implementing the most current technologies, Dr. Sieber, a double board-certified plastic surgeon in San Francisco, has advanced training in all aspects of cosmetic surgery. He understands that his patients are busy and has incorporated new techniques to allow for the best possible results with the least amount of downtime.

Whether your concern is to have a healthy complexion or to feel more confident or comfortable in yourself and your body, here are some of the most common procedures that Dr. Sieber’s patients seek him out for (and may not have as much downtime as you think):


Halo Laser/BBL

Living in the Bay Area means we spend a large amount of time outdoors. Because of this, our skin is exposed to harsh elements like UV light and pollution, leading to fine lines, redness, brown spots and a dull complexion. Dr. Sieber’s laser resurfacing treatments can help to rejuvenate the skin by reversing the signs of skin damage without a big time commitment. He says, “Some of these procedures have a downtime of only 24 hours. The result is a more rejuvenated and healthy looking complexion.” Dr. Sieber offers BBL (a type of Intense Pulsed Light treatment) and Halo lasers, both produced by Sciton. These are two of the most effective anti-aging solutions on the market.

In fact, the Halo laser won the New Beauty award three years in a row, was named RealSelf’s most “Worth It” laser, and was named the “Superior Anti-aging Laser” at an aesthetic industry award show.


Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation

A common misconception about this surgery is that it requires an extensive downtime, but with the newest surgical technique many patients can return to their normal daily routine in just 24 hours with Dr. Sieber’s Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation. In fact, one of Dr. Sieber’s patients even suggested to him that he should rename it the “no down-time breast augmentation.” Whether it’s to restore volume that was lost after breastfeeding, improve pre-existing asymmetry, or to simply increase the size of their breasts, women who have breast surgery are commonly surprised by the speed of their recovery.


Vectra 3D

This incredible new technology captures a series of photos, which is then used to construct a 3D virtual model of you. Dr. Sieber is then able to place various size, style, and projection of breast implants into the model to demonstrate the post-operative results. “This device has really changed the consultation process. It allows patients to see what they’ll look like afterwards before actually having surgery.” One study showed that this technology can predict with 90% accuracy what the breasts, face or body will look like after surgery. Using Vectra 3D imaging improves communication of patient desires while discussing the possibilities and expectations of plastic surgery during the consultation.


No Drain Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy and childbirth often bring changes to a woman’s body, some of which may improve with time and exercise, others which may not. Excess abdominal skin and muscle separation cause many women to feel self conscious while wear bathing suits or clothing, leading to decreased self esteem and confidence. “Some of my patients feel as though they still look pregnant years after having children due to diastasis recti,” says Dr. Sieber.  A tummy tuck can flatten and transform the abdomen as it eliminates loose skin and repairs weak abdominal muscles, often secondarily helping with issues like back pain and urinary incontinence.

Tummy tucks traditionally have been performed using drains which remained in place for up to 1-2 weeks after surgery, however Dr. Sieber is skilled in performing tummy tucks without drains in the right patients, which leads to a much more convenient and less cumbersome healing process.

Another option for women post-pregnancy is a mommy makeover which can include a variety of procedures, such as liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation and/or breast lift.

Ready to learn more and take care of you? Contact Dr. Sieber’s office located in San Francisco.


About Sieber Plastic Surgery

Dr. Sieber is a double board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in the San Francisco Bay area. He specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. With his many years of specialized training and dedication to the care of his patients, you can look to him for complete peace of mind that you are receiving premium care and attention for your aesthetic procedures.