Dr. Keliang (Kevin) Xiao understands people’s desire to improve their bodies for medical or cosmetic reasons. Specializing in a wide variety of plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures, Dr. Xiao has the depth of experience to create desirable outcomes. At First California Physician Partners in Modesto, CA, you may be able to achieve natural-looking results that improve your body’s function and enhance your looks.

Real Results From Head to Toe

Whenever you are ready to make the changes you need or want, Dr. Xiao is here to help you explore your options. Let’s discuss your motivations for deciding to have plastic and reconstructive surgery, and we can help you choose the proper procedures.

What Is Plastic Surgery and How Is It Done?

Plastic surgery in Modesto aims to reconstruct and repair damaged or missing skin and tissue. It can help restore appearance and function. Some plastic surgery techniques include:

  • Skin grafts – lost or damaged skin is replaced with healthy skin from other areas of the body
  • Skin flap surgery – transferring a piece of tissue from one part of the body to another
  • Tissue expansion – stretching the surrounding tissue to promote extra skin growth
  • Fat transfer or grafting – fat is harvested from one area to be inserted in another
  • Vacuum closure – encouraging healing by applying a suction to a wound to draw out fluid

What’s the Difference Between Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery can be divided into two main types: cosmetic and reconstructive. Cosmetic surgery includes procedures to enhance your appearance by improving symmetry, augmenting certain features or adjusting proportions. Patients can decide to undergo cosmetic surgery on body areas that do not require any improvement in function. On the other hand, plastic surgery is the umbrella term for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery procedures. Reconstructive surgery aims to restore the body’s function and appearance after an illness, birth defect or injury. Cosmetic and plastic surgery share many surgical tools and techniques. At First California Physician Partners, our plastic surgeon in Modesto, CA can perform the following procedures:

Aesthetic Body Procedures

  • Arm lift (brachioplasty) – reshaping the upper arm by reducing excess sagging skin
  • Body contouring – removing excess fat and sagging skin after significant weight loss
  • Body lift – improving body shape and tone by removing excess skin and fat
  • Buttock lift with augmentation – improving the size, shape and contour of the buttocks
  • Calf augmentation – increasing the size and improving the shape of the calves
  • Liposuction – removing excess fat in the body to improve its contours
  • Mommy makeover – restoring the appearance and shape of a woman’s body after she has had a baby
  • Thigh lift – improving the shape and contour of the thighs by removing excess skin and fat
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) – creating firmer and smoother abdominal features by removing excess skin and fat in this area

Aesthetic Breast Procedures

  • Breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty) – increasing the size of the breasts using fat transfer or breast implants. This procedure can:
    • Improve breast fullness and projection
    • Improve breast-and-hip contour balance
  • Breast implant removal – the scar tissue that forms after an implant may harden and cause discomfort, requiring the implants to be removed
  • Breast implant revision – replacing old breast implants with new ones
  • Breast lift (mastopexy) – achieving a more perky breast contour by removing excess breast skin and tightening the surrounding tissue
  • Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) – removing excess skin and breast tissue to achieve a breast size proportional to your body and alleviate the discomfort that comes with excessively large breasts
  • Male breast reduction (gynecomastia) – surgically correcting overdeveloped breasts in men
  • Male chest implants – achieving a more defined chest for males through implants

Aesthetic Head/Neck Procedures

  • Botulinum toxin (BOTOX®) – reducing or eliminating wrinkles and fine facial lines through a specialized injectable
  • Brow lift (forehead lift) – improving frown lines and reducing wrinkles for a more youthful appearance
  • Chemical peels – smoothening skin texture by using a chemical solution to remove the damaged skin outer layer
  • Intense pulsed light (IPL) – treating skin spots, wrinkles and unwanted hair
  • Fractional CO2 laser treatments – making the skin firmer, look younger and feel smoother by using tiny light beams to penetrate deeper skin layers
  • Chin augmentation surgery (genioplasty/mentoplasty) – reshaping the chin either by bone reduction surgery or adding an implant
  • Dermal fillers – using injectables to:
    • Enhance shallow contours
    • Remove wrinkles
    • Plump lips
    • Improve scar appearance
    • Soften facial creases
  • Ear surgery (otoplasty) – improving the position, proportion and shape of the ear, especially for those with birth ear structure defect
  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) – improving the eyelids’ appearance
  • Facelift (rhytidectomy) – improving the signs of aging in the neck and face
  • Laser skin resurfacing – reducing facial scars, blemishes and wrinkles
  • Lip augmentation/enhancement – enhancing the lips to make them look fuller and plumper
  • Neck lift (lower rhytidectomy) – improving signs of aging in the neck and jawline
  • Rhinoplasty – enhancing the nose proportions to enhance facial harmony

Reconstructive Procedures

  • Breast reconstruction – restoring the breast to its original appearance, shape, size or symmetry following mastectomy
  • Burn reconstruction – improving the appearance and function of burn scars through surgery
  • Deviated septum correction (septoplasty) – fixing a crooked septum to improve breathing and airflow through the nose
  • Eyelid ptosis repair – improving the upper field of vision by performing surgery on droopy eyelids
  • General reconstruction – performing surgical procedures to improve abnormal body structures due to trauma, injury, disease, birth defects and more
  • Giant nevi removal – eliminating congenital pigmented moles (nevi)
  • Head and neck cancer reconstruction – performing surgery to rebuild areas that cancer and cancer treatment have damaged
  • Panniculectomy – creating smoother contour in the abdomen by removing hanging fat and skin from the lower abdomen
  • Scar revision – minimizing the appearance of a scar so it blends with the surrounding skin texture and tone
  • Skin cancer removal – surgically removing cancerous growth on the skin while preserving a patient’s health and appearance
  • Skull/facial bone reconstruction – improving the appearance and function of the face of those who have birth defects or suffered facial injuries
  • Wound care – healing a wound that will not heal on its own or cannot be treated by typical methods

Look Better, Live Better

Take the first step towards looking and feeling better about yourself. If you have questions about plastic and reconstructive surgery, contact Dr. Xiao to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.


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