Dr. Stephanie Beidler Teotia is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstruction Surgeon, who is primarily concerned with individualizing patient care and providing exceptional service. Before practicing in Dallas, she was practicing in West Texas; her extensive training makes her comfortable taking care of both aesthetic and reconstructive procedures, beyond her plastic and reconstructive surgery training, Dr. Teotia subspecialized in pediatric craniofacial surgery. Dr. Beidler Teotia has won numerous awards and has published and presented several scientific articles. She has also been appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor at both UT-Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. Teaching residents and medical students is a part of her professional commitment to the field of plastic surgery.
Dr. Teotia chatted with Beauty In The Bag about the latest trends and her plastic surgery philosophy.
1. What trends are you seeing in the types of procedures requested by your patients?
I have had a lot of recent interest in buttock augmentation. I prefer fat grafting instead of gluteal implants. The patients love to have liposuction performed (for the donor fat) in addition to the buttock portion of the procedure. Several of my breast augmentation patients have been requesting the Ideal Implant. It is a new structured saline breast implant. The Ideal Implant has the safety profile of saline and the look and feel of a silicone gel round implant. I am also seeing more male patients in my practice. The men have discovered facial soft tissue fillers and Botox! Many of them are interested in facelifts, neck lifts and breast reduction (gynecomastia) surgeries.
2. What’s new in the field of non- or minimally-invasive anti-aging treatments?
The new minimally-invasive treatment that interests me the most is Cellfina. Too often, I have had to tell patients that we do not have great options for cellulite. Cellfina is an in-office procedure that releases cellulite dimpling on the buttocks and thighs. Patients have been thrilled with the results. Cellfina is FDA approved, and the studies are hinting that the results are long-term.
3. What is your plastic surgery philosophy?
It is important for me to develop a partnership with each patient before proceeding with surgery. This requires an understanding of each patient’s goals, lifestyle and social support system. I remain accessible to my patients at all times. I am also very results driven. I want my patients to look and feel great! I recently received a text from a facelift patient of mine. She sent photos and said that after three years, she still looked “fab.” She also told me that she had recently won a bridge tournament. My patients often start to feel like good friends.