Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, or breast enlargement surgery is one of the most common requests in aesthetic surgery.  In this procedure, an implant (either silicone or saline) will be used to increase the volume of the breast mound.  The implants can be placed either behind the muscle or in front of the muscle depending on the amount and location of your current breast tissue.  The scar can be hidden around the areola, in the fold beneath the breast, or sometimes even in the axilla (armpit).

The key to a successful breast augmentation is communication between the woman and her surgeon.  Dr. Brooks will take the required time to ensure that you achieve the breast size and shape you desire.

Contact Dr. Brooks today to set up a time for your breast augmentation consultation.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery is incredibly popular. Countless women are in needless discomfort and often embarrassed by breasts which have grown too large. This has been shown to cause back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, bra strap grooves and rashes. This problem is so wide spread, that many insurance companies recognize the problem and will pay for all or part of the breast reduction procedure. 

In breast reduction surgery, the excess tissue – skin, breast tissue and fat – are removed to reduce the weight of the breasts and to lift the breasts into a more natural position. After breast reduction surgery, a woman will regain a sense of balance in her body. Often, the pain associated with enlarged breasts will be completely resolved allowing her to return to her previously active lifestyle.

Schedule an appointment today to discuss your breast reduction surgery with Dr. Brooks and to begin the process of insurance approval for your procedure.

Breast Lift

We all know that over time, gravity takes its toll. Add the inflation and deflation of breasts after childbirth, and many women have breasts which (for lack of a better word) sag. This sag is called ptosis. Breast ptosis can be corrected with cosmetic breast surgery. There a few variations on the breast lift (mastopexy) which will be tailored to the woman based on the degree of ptosis, the volume of breast, the skin quality and the age of the patient. In a mastopexy most of the breast volume is retained but the breast mound is repositioned back to it’s normal location on the chest and the skin envelope is tightened. This procedure not only significantly improves the appearance of the breasts, but it will also sometimes improve mild back pain and discomfort.

Call Dr. Brooks today to discuss your breast lift options.

Male Breast Reduction

Many men will suffer unwanted breast enlargement for a number of reasons. It is quite common in teenagers as well as in those of a more advanced age. It can be the result of medications, drugs or alcohol, or just changes in the hormonal milieu. Fortunately, this problem can be corrected with a minimal amount of scarring.

In this procedure, a special type of liposuction cannula is introduced into the breast tissue via a small incision near the armpit. Using this technique, the abnormal breast tissue and fat is removed. Sometimes, there remains a small button of breast tissue which can either be removed via that same incision, or occasionally through an incision beneath the areola. A few men, those with a large amount of excess skin, may also require a secondary surgery at a later date to complete the correction. Overall, the procedure is easily tolerated and the results are superb.

If you are a man concerned about unwanted breast tissue, contact Dr. Brooks today to start feeling better about your appearance with this revolutionary procedure.


As we age, our face often is the first to give it away. With the increased laxity of skin and the overall descent of the soft tissue away from our facial skeleton, we can appear saggy and wrinkly. A facelift procedure will restore your youthful appearance by tightening the facial skin and repositioning the soft tissue of your face back to its youthful position.

There are many different types of facelift techniques which can be employed to achieve the desired effect without the dreaded over-tightened look we see in the tabloids at the grocery store everyday. Most of them will require an incision hidden in front of the ear which wcan sometimes be nearly invisible. The type of facelift best suited to your desires will be determined during you consultation. Dr. Brooks’ conservative approach will ensure you look and feel younger with the most natural look possible.

Come see Dr. Brooks today to discuss your natural appearing facial rejuvenation.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery removes the excess skin and sometimes fat of the upper and lower eyelids to restore that youthful look. As we age, the upper eyelid skin will often become redundant and it is a fairly simple procedure to remove this excess skin without producing that hollowed skeleton appearance which both makes it obvious someone has had surgery, but also actually makes one look older! Like much of cosmetic surgery, a more conservative approach will give a more natural look.

In addition to upper eyelid skin excess, the lower eyelids can develop ‘bags’. These too can be treated by the careful removal of a small amount of skin and either removing or repositioning the fat underneath. The lower eyelid is often tightened at the same time to complete the rejuvenation process.

Call Dr. Brooks today to get your eyelids looking natural and young.

Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

There are many reasons people seek surgical correction of their nose. Often it is an unwanted hump or other cosmetic problem which has been present since birth. Sometimes the problem can be secondary to trauma or may disrupt their breathing. Whatever the problem, Dr. Brooks will take the time to discuss the symptoms and the desired outcome thoroughly before planning the correction. His advanced training in craniofacial surgery allows him to treat the most complex traumatic and congenital nasal deformities as well as perform the routine aesthetic correction.

Contact Dr. Brooks today to allow his craniofacial expertise to improve the appearance and the function of your nose.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Many women and many men are unhappy and embarrassed by the appearance of their abdomen. Often a result of aging, weight gain or childbirth, the abdominal area can quickly become large and lax. In our warm climate, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to return to shirtless days on the beach or bikinis by the pool?

A successful abdominoplasty will address many different components of the abdomen to provide for a pleasing aesthetic and functional result. The most common type of abdominal rejuvenation employed by Dr. Brooks involves four steps: removal of the excess skin and fat, tightening of the abdominal muscles, targeted liposuction and sculpting, and repositioning of the belly button. It is the combination of these four techniques which has proven to give his patients the most satisfaction.

Discussing what’s most important to you in improving the appearance of your tummy is critical. Come visit Dr. Brooks so he can tailor an approach for you giving you the best appearance with the least recovery.

Liposuction and Body Sculpting

For targeted areas of excess fat, advanced liposuction techniques can be utilized to avoid longer scars but still provide excellent aesthetic correction. Dr. Brooks utilizes the most advanced proven technology available without allowing you to fall victim to the ultra-aggressive marketing done by highly publicized fly-by-night companies and practices.

Liposuction involves the use of small tubes or cannulas which are inserted into an area via a small incision. Suction is then applied and the fat is removed allowing the skin to redrape over the new contour. Liposuction, at one time revolutionary and controversial, is now a tried and true technique which is successful only if applied with proper patient selection and care.

Safety is the most important component of any surgical procedure, and liposuction is no different. All liposuction cases are done in a fully accredited outpatient surgical center or hospital with fully trained anesthesia providers. This allows for the highest level of quality and safety and at the same time your best aesthetic results.

Call Dr. Brooks today to schedule a time to discuss his safe and proven approach to liposuction.

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

While to many the idea of children having plastic surgery may seem odd, it is actually a vital component to the advanced care of the pediatric patient. Whether your child has an unusual head shape, a cleft lip and/or palate, an atypical brown spot or a traumatic injury, Dr. Brooks’ advanced fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia gives him the expertise to care for your child’s plastic surgery and craniofacial needs.

Dr. Brooks approach to your family will be warm and personal. He will spend the necessary time with you to understand your family’s needs and concerns. You will leave your consultation with all of your questions answered and the opportunity to call when new questions occur to you. Dr. Brooks’ families frequently comment that he treats them more like friends than patients.

Come see how Dr. Brooks can make your feel comfortable about your pediatric plastic surgical care.


Craniosynostosis is a disorder where the sutures or seams in an infants skull fuse prematurely. This leads to an abnormal head shape and, in some children, an increase in the pressure inside the skull due to a reduced amount of room for the growing brain. In a small percentage of affected children, this can cause delays in learning and development.

Fortunately, Dr. Brooks and his team can release the sutures and remodel the skull to allow ample room for brain development and a normal head shape and appearance. In some instances, the correction can even be done via an endoscopic approach which leads to smaller scars and a more rapid recovery.

The care of children (and adults) with craniosynostosis occurs in a team setting due to the complexity of these problems. Dr. Brooks is a member of two such teams in Florida which will allow you to be cared for by a team closer to your home.

Contact Dr. Brooks today so he can guide you through the complex care of the patient with craniosynostosis.

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Clefting of the lip and or palate is more common that you might think affecting over 7,000 new babies each year. This complex process requires a team approach for optimal results. Fortunately, Dr. Brooks is a member of two specialized cleft teams in South and Central Florida meaning you will never be too far to receive state of the art multi-disciplinary care.

Repair of the cleft lip often takes place around three months of age. If logistically feasible for your family, a device known as NAM (naso-alveolar molding) will be used before surgery to align the lip and to lengthen the nose in preparation for surgery. Once surgery is complete, special nostril splints may be used to help hold the shape of the reconstructed nostril. Surgery usually results in an overnight stay for your baby, but sometimes can be done on an outpatient basis.

Repair of the cleft palate is usually done between months 6 and 9. The primary goal of cleft palate repair is to allow your child to speak normally. Other goals are to prevent food and liquid from exiting the nose, and to allow the ear to drain normally to prevent infection. When there is a cleft in the palate, the soft palate is unable to prevent sound from exiting via the nose leading to a ‘hypernasal’ speech pattern. When severe, this can be very frustrating for a child as he or she struggles to be understood. In addition, the escape of food or liquid from the nose can be embarrassing and poorly draining ears can lead to infection and hearing loss.

As you can see, repair of cleft lip and palate is highly specialized and complex and requires a multi-disciplinary team approach. Contact Dr. Brooks today to become ‘plugged-in’ to one of the two teams to ensure your child has the best possible care.


Hemangiomas are benign blood vessel tumors which are common in children and frequently (but not always) affect the head and neck areas. They usually begin as a tiny red spot on the baby’s first day of life and then rapidly grow for the next 3 to 6 months. Obviously, this can be very concerning for the new parents! The good news is that the growth will stop. The bad news is that the benign tumors can grow a lot before they do.

Each hemangioma is different and should be approached individually. 90 percent of these will ultimately regress spontaneously (50% by five years, 90% by nine years). The problem is they can cause psycho-social issues before they regress and they can leave abnormal skin and soft tissue when they do ultimately go away.

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to these growths. For small hemangiomas in hidden areas, allowing the lesion to spontaneously resolve without intervention can be very appropriate. For more aggressive tumors in aesthetically compromising areas (cheek, nose, forehead etc.) early and proactive treatment with medicine or surgery may be warranted.

Contact Dr. Brooks today to determine the approach most appropriate for your child.