MEET DR. LOHNER
Educated and trained at top colleges and hospitals, Dr. Lohner is a true professional. He instructs and trains plastic surgery residents from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and authored a textbook chapter used by plastic surgery residents. During office consultations, Dr. Lohner provides for a personalized and informative encounter in a non-pressured environment where he can get to know his patients, and help them find the best solutions to achieve their goals.
Dr. Lohner received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and German at Dartmouth College. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Rutgers, where he was named Alpha Mega Alpha, an honorary society for the top ten percent of medical students. Dr. Lohner completed his general surgery residency at U. Conn-Hartford Hospital, in Hartford, CT, rising to become the Chief Resident of general surgery there. Subsequently, he narrowed his focus to plastic surgery having trained at the prestigious Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
MEDICAL AND ACADEMIC PRACTICE
Dr. Lohner has instructed at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and currently trains residents at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In 1992, he successfully passed the examination of the American Board of Surgery to achieve board certification in General Surgery. In 1995, he became Board Certified in Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Lohner has received numerous awards and honors, including graduating at the top of his class in organic chemistry at Dartmouth, as well as being named to AOA Honor Medical Society. He received the Dr. Robert W. Painter Award for Outstanding General Surgery Resident and the Edward Weck Incorporated for Outstanding Chief Resident. Dr. Lohner also received honors for presenting Best Clinical Paper at a combined meeting of the Robert H. Ivy Society and the Ohio River Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Lohner is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of numerous surgical societies including The American Society of Plastic Surgery, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Pregnancy or a significant weight loss can leave tummies loose and sagging. If you have a weak abdominal muscle and excess skin, then you may wish to consider a tummy tuck. During this surgical procedure, excess skin and fat are removed from the middle and lower abdomen and the muscles of the abdominal wall are tightened leaving you with a firmer, slimmer waistline.
Liposuction is a procedure which removes unwanted fat deposits from targeted areas of the body, including the neck, the upper arms, the abdomen and flanks, the buttocks, hips and thighs, the knees and in some cases, the calves and ankles. Not performed for weight reduction, liposuction is a technique for removing localized fat that does not respond to dieting and exercise. In combination with a healthy lifestyle, liposuction can help you achieve a more pleasing silhouette.
Mommy Makeover typically involves a tummy tuck and cosmetic breast surgery. Possibilities include breast reduction, breast lift, breast augmentation and breast augmentation with a lift.
After pregnancy, especially multiple pregnancies, unusually large births or twins, women find that it is very difficult to return their body to their pre-pregnancy shape. In spite of dieting and very serious exercise, they find that loose skin of the abdomen will not tighten, muscles are separated and breasts are smaller and have lost shape. A combination of a tummy tuck and breast surgery can often help these patients achieve the shape and feeling that enhances their feeling of well-being and fitness.
The most common form of ear surgery, or otoplasty, involves reducing the prominence of ears or setting them back closer to the head (ear pinning). This procedure is most often undergone by children or adolescents to correct a perceived imbalance in facial features or proportion, though adults also have ear surgery for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes.
Body lift is a plastic surgery procedure that can be used to shape and tone the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and/ or breasts. A lower body lift involves the tummy, thighs, buttocks and back, while an upper body lift focuses primarily on the breasts, chest and middle back areas. If lower and upper body lifts are combined in one or two stages, the treatment is known as a total body lift. Body lifts can be used to remove or tighten excess skin and sagging fatty tissue. The procedure can help people who have experienced massive weight loss after bariatric surgery procedures such as gastric bypass and Lap Band. In addition, body lifts can help mothers get their pre-pregnancy bodies back as part of a mommy makeover.
BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL:
WITH OR WITHOUT REPLACEMENT
For a variety of reasons, trauma, age, sickness, or other medical complications, breast implants occasionally require removal or replacement. Also called “explantation,” this procedure involves the surgeon making a simple incision to remove the previously inserted implant. If the breast implant removal procedure is desired because the patient is dissatisfied with the size or appearance of her original implants, new implants are placed at the same time (breast implant revision). Patient recovery after a breast implant removal is fairly rapid, with most returning to full activity within three weeks.
Breast reconstruction has made great impacts in the lives of millions of patients around the world. It is the process of recreating a breast using the patient’s own tissue and/or prosthesis (breast implant). Usually performed on women after a mastectomy, breast reconstruction can help a patient recover and regain a positive self-image after suffering through a disease such as cancer. Breast reconstruction aims to rebuild a breast that appears as natural as possible, including the nipple and areolar area. Often the first steps of this procedure can be performed immediate subsequent to a mastectomy operation. Reconstruction can also be performed after lumpectomy if necessary.
Male breast reduction surgery is generally performed to address the condition called gynecomastia, which means “womanly breasts.” This condition occurs in a significant number of adult males, and the cause is most cases is unknown. In severe cases, gynecomastia can result in physical discomfort, embarrassment, and self-consciousness. Reducing the size of the breasts to make them flatter and firmer can give patients greater physical and psychological comfort.
In some cases, pregnancy or weight loss can cause a reduction in breast volume. If you’d prefer to have fuller breast, then breast enlargement may be an option to consider. One of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures, breast augmentation involves the placement of soft implants beneath the breast tissue. The size and fullness of the bustline is increased, results in pleasingly feminine proportions.
Pregnancy, nursing, age and gravity can cause tissue to lose its elasticity, resulting in breasts that sag. A breast lift, or mastopexy, lifts breasts and gives them a rounder shape and more youthful contour. In some cases, this procedure may be performed in combination with a breast augmentation.
In some cases, large, heavy breast can cause back and shoulder pain. If this is the case, then breast surgery may be a consideration. Breast reduction or mammoplasty involves the removal of excess tissue and skin, resulting in lighter, firmer breasts more in proportion with the rest of the body. In some cases, this procedure is covered by health insurance, be sure to check with your insurance provider.
Time, sun and gravity can take a definite toll on the human face. The skin loosens, features droop, and wrinkles deepen. Known as rhytidectomy, a face lift elevates and tightens the skin and underlying tissue of the face, alleviating wrinkles and giving you a more youthful appearance. Although a face-lift won’t give you a new face, it certainly will turn the clock back.
BROW LIFT / FOREHEAD LIFT
Droopy eyebrows and a heavily wrinkled brow can make us appear tired, worried, or even prematurely old. And the last thing we want is to look tired or angry when we’re not! Deep frown lines and a saggy forehead can be corrected with a forehead lift or eyebrow lift giving you a more rested, youthful appearance.
If you feel that puffy, loose skin around your eyes is giving you a hooded, sad appearance, you may choose to consider eyelid surgery. An eyelid lift removes excess skin and tightens loose skin, opening up the eye area. The results: larger looking eyes and a more youthful appearance.
Located right in the middle of our face, the shape of our nose can have a startling impact on our overall appearance. If you feel that a subtle reshaping of your nose would lend better balance to your facial features, you may wish to consider rhinoplasty. Beyond refining the shape of the nose, cosmetic nasal surgery can also correct certain breathing problems.