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The Lucas Center for Plastic Surgery

The Lucas Center copyThis month Everything Knoxville is pleased to feature Dr. Jay Lucas, Plastic Surgeon and founder of The Lucas Center for Plastic Surgery in Knoxville. Dr. Lucas is a highly trained board-certified surgeon who takes an artistic approach to cosmetic surgery.

The Lucas Center’s comprehensive understanding of the effects of aging and disease has helped them refine the cosmetic procedures they offer. Combined with a state-of-the-art medical facility and a team of experienced, compassionate, and caring medical professionals, The Lucas Center offers each patient a customized treatment plan to help them achieve their desired outcome.

EK: Dr. Lucas, tell our readers what you mean by taking an artistic approach to cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Lucas: I don’t take a one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter approach to cosmetic procedures. Cosmetic surgery is a very personal decision, and people have different reasons and circumstances for choosing to make a change or improvement. There is no universal “standard of beauty,” so I focus on enhancing the patient’s best pre-existing features and consider everything from ethnic background to body shape to provide the best possible outcomes.

EK: Let me jump ahead a bit because you have an exciting announcement. The Lucas Center has already earned a reputation for employing the latest in both procedures and technology, so tell us about the new VECTRA 3D Imaging System you now use, which is a first in Knoxville.

Dr. Lucas: We use VECTRA 3D Imaging to show patients what they can expect from their surgery. The VECTRA 3D camera captures three-dimensional photos from different angles of the area(s) you would like to treat. These images are used to build a 3D model of you in our system. Then we can manipulate your 3D image to see how each surgical experience may affect your overall appearance. For example, if you are considering a breast augmentation, we can see how different sizes and shaped implants would look on your particular body. There are three implant manufacturers in the U.S., and this imaging software allows our patients to choose from all implant options approved by the FDA. We’ll then discuss your desired results, and I can use the 3D images as the basis for your surgical plan.

EK: Wow! That sounds like amazing technology. What other procedures can the VECTRA 3D help a patient understand and visualize how cosmetic surgery could improve their look?

Dr. Lucas: The VECTRA 3D Imaging System can be used for most of our cosmetic surgery procedures. Whether you are considering a facelift, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, or liposuction, our advanced imaging system will help you make the right choices for your body and eliminate the guesswork.

EK: You are renowned for post-bariatric body contouring. Can you tell us about your work in that area?

Dr. Lucas: Yes, I’m very passionate about helping people that have undergone massive weight loss from either surgery or lifestyle changes. Through body contouring, I can help them achieve a healthy body image. We’ve had many success stories with patients who have undergone bariatric surgery and lost 100 or more pounds. Prior to seeing me they have felt imprisoned in their own excessive skin. Through state-of-the-art body contouring procedures, I am able to give the patient back a body they can be proud of. This is achieved with lower body lifts and breast, arm, and leg rejuvenation procedures. My goal is to give patients that final burst of self-confidence they need to get on with their lives and live them to the fullest.

EK: What is one of your more popular services?

Dr. Lucas: We have many patients who are seeking conservative body contouring procedures, and we’ve been thrilled with the VASERlipo® procedure. If you’ve struggled with body image and you’re larger than you want to be, then VASERlipo® may work for you. The VASERlipo® system has particular advantages over traditional liposuction techniques for the areas of back, arms, and sides. It is a minimally invasive liposuction technology that produces noticeable results in just one procedure. It’s powerful enough to eliminate substantial areas of fat but gentle enough to treat delicate areas such as the neck and arms.

Facial rejuvenation is another popular area of our practice. As baby boomers age they want to look as young as they feel. The Lucas Center offers a variety of surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation procedures to fit individual lifestyle and budget.

EK: We’ve heard you’re very dedicated to Komen Knoxville. What is your role with that organization?

Dr. Lucas: Well, I have a heart for the women that go through any type of cancer, particularly breast cancer, and we’ve performed hundreds of reconstructive surgeries. Previously, I served on the board of directors for the Susan G. Komen organization here in Knoxville, and we’ve been a sponsor of the Race for the Cure since 2006. I’m committed to helping raise awareness, encouraging women to take control of their breast health, and fighting for a cure through this organization.

EK: It’s been a pleasure chatting with you, Dr. Lucas. Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

Dr. Lucas: The message of my practice is one of hope. We offer a confidential, caring environment for patients to come explore the many options to achieve their desired results.

The Lucas Center for Plastic Surgery Procedures:
» Breast Enhancement, Lifts, Reduction & Reconstruction
» Facial Sculpting & Rejuvenation
» Eye Lid Rejuvenation
» Skin Resurfacing
» Rhinoplasty
» Tummy Tuck
» VASERlipo®
» Body, Arm & Thigh Lifts
» Electrolysis
» Permanent Makeup
» Skin Care Assessments & Treatment Strategies
» Variety of Facials
» Medical Grade Chemical Peels
» Microdermabrasion
» Dermaplaning
» Brow/Lash Tinting & Waxing

The Lucas Center Plastic Surgery, PLLC
10810 Parkside Drive, Suite 310
Knoxville, TN 37934

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