Dr. Stephan Baker has been practicing cosmetic surgical techniques in South Florida for more than 15 years. His office, located in a beautiful part of the city near Coconut Grove, the Italian Village of Coral Gables, and Southeast Gables, is convenient for both residents and out-of-town patients who are considering non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Baker is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in procedures of the head and neck as well as body surgeries such as tummy tucks and mommy makeovers. He brings honesty and integrity to all that he does and strives to produce natural results for his patients. Here are some of the top surgeries Dr. Baker performs, along with information about what his Miami plastic surgery practice has to offer you.
Cosmetic Procedures Performed by Dr. Baker
Dr. Baker understands the toll that living in hot and sunny Florida can take on his patients’ skin and appearance. He offers patients from the Greater Miami area and beyond a range of facial rejuvenation procedures, including non-surgical treatments and facial plastic surgery. For those looking to get their pre-baby body back after pregnancy and other life changes, Dr. Baker performs tummy tucks, breast augmentation, and mommy makeovers.
Due to the effects of the Florida sun, the facelift is one of the most in-demand procedures at Dr. Baker’s office in Coral Gables. During a facelift, a facial plastic surgeon focuses on tightening the lower portion of the face, including the lower cheeks and chin.
Although the exact details of the surgical procedure vary from patient to patient, Dr. Baker might focus on tightening the skin and muscles in the face, removing extra, loose skin and resolving fatty deposits from the chin and cheeks. He may also perform a neck lift at the same time.
The results of a facelift are usually long-lasting, provided that patients follow all pre- and post-operative instructions and avoid excess sun exposure or habits such as smoking. Often, the surgery helps to take 10 or 15 years off of a person’s appearance. The results can last for 10 years or longer.
The neck might be the most commonly neglected area of the body when it comes to skincare. For that reason, it’s typically one of the first areas to show signs of aging. The skin of the neck can develop wrinkles or bands. The neck muscle, known as the platysma, can become loose and wobbly, creating the so-called “turkey neck.”
Neck surgery, also known as a neck lift, helps to reduce signs of aging in the neck. During the procedure, a facial plastic surgeon will tighten the platysma muscle, smoothing the neck area. Dr. Baker will also remove loose, sagging skin from the neck and fatty deposits, reducing the appearance of a double chin.
A neck lift can be performed on its own but is also often combined with other surgical procedures, such as a facelift. Combining a neck lift and facelift provides comprehensive rejuvenation.
Moms across the city of Miami know that being a mother is one of the best things in life. But if you ask many moms, they will likely confess that they are less than thrilled with the changes in their bodies due to pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Weight gain, loose skin, droopy breasts, and other pregnancy-related physical changes can drain a woman of her confidence. Fortunately, the mommy makeover can help to rejuvenate a woman’s body, helping to give her a boost of self-esteem.
The mommy makeover is a specialized and custom surgical procedure. No two makeovers performed by Dr. Baker will be exactly alike. The surgeries that are part of your mommy makeover in Miami will depend on your goals.
Some of the surgeries often included as part of the procedure are:
- Tummy tuck
- Breast augmentation
During your consultation with Dr. Baker, he’ll ask you questions about what you’d like to get out of your makeover. From there, he’ll recommend surgeries to you and will help you choose the combination that’s best for you.
Being so close to Miami Beach and South Beach, is it any surprise that one of the most popular body surgeries at Dr. Baker’s office is the tummy tuck, AKA abdominoplasty? Along with being a core surgery in the mommy makeover, a tummy tuck is also popular as a stand-alone procedure.
The goal of the surgery is to create a flat, toned-looking abdominal area, giving patients a “bikini body” or a beach-ready body. A tummy tuck often proves to be effective when everything else, from crunches and planks to dietary changes and cardiovascular exercise, hasn’t been. During the surgery, Dr. Baker will tighten the abdominal, or core, muscles. He’ll also remove loose, excess skin from the area and may remove fatty deposits, if necessary.
Two types of tummy tuck procedures are commonly performed. The first, a mini tummy tuck, is suitable for people with minimal sagging skin. The second, a full tummy tuck, repositions the muscles and removes excess skin. It’s often recommended to people with more extensive laxity in the abdominal area.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is another facial rejuvenation procedure that board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephan Baker performs at his Miami office. The goal of eyelid surgery is to create a refreshed, youthful appearance in the eye area.
The surgery can either be performed on the upper eyelids or the lower lids. In some cases, a patient might decide to have upper and lower eyelid surgery performed together.
During an upper eyelid lift, Dr. Baker focuses on reducing the amount of skin in the upper lid, so that the lid doesn’t sag or droop. Along with rejuvenating the patient’s appearance, an upper eyelid lift can help to improve vision. If the upper lids droop in front of the eyes, it can be difficult to see.
During a lower eyelid lift, Dr. Baker will tighten the skin in the area beneath the eye. He might also remove fatty deposits from the area, to reduce the appearance of puffiness or “bags” under the eyes.
Breast surgery at Dr. Baker’s practice in Miami can consist of breast augmentation, which increases the size of the breasts, breast lift, which reduces sagging and droopiness in the breasts, or a breast reduction to decrease the size of the breasts. Women who have already had a breast augmentation and are no longer happy with their implants might also decide to have implant exchange or removal.
There are many reasons a woman might want to have breast surgery. Some women seek out a breast reduction because overly large breasts make it difficult to go about their daily lives. Women with small breasts often consider breast augmentation to help clothing fit better or to gain more self-confidence. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, breast lift and augmentation can help to restore the breasts to their pre-pregnancy perkiness and size.
Botox and Injectables
Dr. Baker doesn’t just perform surgery at his practice in Coral Gables, Florida. He also offers non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as injectables. The injections Dr. Baker offers include dermal fillers, which help to smooth lines and wrinkles, Botox, which softens wrinkles created by repeated facial movements, and Kybella, which dissolves fat under the chin, helping to reduce the appearance of a double chin.
The results from injectables don’t last as long as those from surgery, but the treatments can be repeated frequently to help maintain results and keep you looking youthful. They also don’t require any downtime.
About Dr. Baker
Dr. Stephan Baker has had his own practice in Miami, Florida since 2001. Before that, he completed a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.
Before his plastic surgery residency, Dr. Baker was a resident in general surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. He has studied otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) as well as body surgery during his many years of training.
Over the past two decades, Dr. Baker has built up a reputation for integrity and honesty. His goal is to focus on customized solutions and work with his patients to help them achieve their unique aesthetic goals. Born in Germany, Dr. Baker brings knowledge of traditional European artistry and German craftsmanship to everything he does. His knowledge and skill allow him to provide the natural results his patients are looking for.
About Miami and Coral Gables, FL
Dr. Baker’s office is located in Coral Gables, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Coral Gables is home to the University of Miami and is regularly ranked as one of the wealthiest areas in the country.
Coral Gables is a planned community. In fact, it was one of the first planned communities in the country and was designed based on the philosophy of the City Beautiful Movement. The City Beautiful Movement sought to bring civic order to urban areas through beautification projects and planning.
Things to Do in Miami and Coral Gables
The city of Miami and Coral Gables are both full of things to do and see. Whether you’re a long-time resident of the area, are new in town, or are just passing through, some of the highlights of the area that are worth visiting include:
- Art Deco Historic District: The Miami Art Deco District in South Beach is home to the largest number of art deco buildings in the world. It was also once the home of Italian designer Gianni Versace.
- Miracle Mile: The Miracle Mile is the main street that runs through downtown Coral Gables. It is home to many popular stores and other businesses.
- The Beaches: Miami is a city of beaches, including South Beach, North Beach, and Surfside. Due to Florida’s warm and sunny weather, the city’s beaches remain a popular destination all year.
- Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: Once the winter home of businessman and socialite James Deering, the Vizcaya Museum is a villa with a 10-acre garden.
- Venetian Pool: The Venetian Pool first opened in the 1920s and was dug out of a rock quarry. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in the early 1980s and remains the only swimming pool on the register. It remains open to the public for swimming.
What to Expect When You Book a Consultation With Dr. Baker
Patient testimonials prove that Dr. Baker’s practice is one of the best in Coral Gables and the greater Miami area. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Baker, you can expect to be treated with kindness and courtesy by the office’s professional staff. You can also expect to work with a plastic surgeon who will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and help you choose a surgical or non-surgical procedure that best meets your needs.
Traveling to Miami for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery?
Although many of Dr. Baker’s patients are from the local area around Miami, some people choose to travel from to work with Dr. Baker. Along with providing you with the best plastic surgery experience possible, our office aims to help you enjoy your stay in Miami or Coral Gables.
We can recommend hotels to you, such as the famous Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. We can also recommend restaurants and places to shop to help you make the most of your visit to Miami. Please don’t hesitate to email or phone us for more information on traveling to Miami.
How to Get to Dr. Baker’s Office
Dr. Baker’s office is conveniently located at Merrick Pointe, 3850 Bird Road near South Miami. The office is just a few miles south of Miami International Airport and just a couple of miles from the University of Miami.
Here are driving directions to Dr. Baker’s office from various points of interest:
From the University of Miami:
- Travel southeast on Stanford Dr toward Ponce de Leon Blvd
- Turn left onto Ponce de Leon Blvd. Travel 0.7 mile
- Turn left onto Riviera Dr. Travel 0.8 mile.
- Turn right onto Bird Rd. Dr. Baker’s office is on the right in 0.5 miles.
From Miami International Airport:
- Take NW 21st St out of the airport. Travel 0.3 miles.
- Take the ramp toward Downtown/FL-836 E/FL-836 W/S. LeJeune. Travel 0.3 miles.
- Continue onto NW 12th Drive for 0.2 miles.
- Merge onto NW 42nd Ave, following the ramp to FL-836 E. Travel 0.2 mile.
- Merge onto FL-953 S/NW 42nd Ave/S Le Jeune Rd. Travel 3.6 miles.
- Turn left onto Bird Rd. Dr. Baker’s office will be on the right in 0.3 miles.
From South Beach:
- Take the MacArthur Causeway away from the island.
- Continue onto I-395W for 0.9 miles.
- Take Exit 1A, using the left lane, to merge onto I-95. Travel for 3.2 miles.
- Continue on to Route 1 South for 2.7 miles.
- Turn right onto Bird Rd. Dr. Baker’s office will be on the left in 0.4 miles.
From Downtown Miami:
- Take I-95 South.
- Continue on to Route 1 South for 2.7 miles.
- Turn right onto Bird Rd. Dr. Baker’s office will be on the left in 0.4 miles.