Photographs are always difficult to interpret. When you are examined the extent of excess skin you have and its quality (elasticity) can be assessed. One can also determine how much fat you have and whether you have any weakness (diastasis) of your abdominal wall. Based on your description and pictures, it does not appear that you have too much excessive … Read More
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Your physician should have done a detailed facial analysis of you at your consultation. It is true that some of us have lost volume in this region or have seen a descent in the outside aspect of the brow over time. Some important things to remember/consider: 1. Many of us do less brow lifts these days as researchers have found … Read More
There are three general areas that we focus on when evaluating a patient for surgical or nonsurgical rejuvenation: 1. surface changes – these include things such as pigmentation and lines from exposure to the elements 2. volume losses – as we age we lose volume in our face in several areas that give us a more aged appearance 3. skin … Read More
Don’t panic. It is very common to experience a good deal of swelling following liposuction of any type. Remember liposuction is not an instant gratification procedure and often may take 3-6 months to achieve your end result. Follow your doctors instructions about resuming activity, eating right and possibly undergoing lymphatic massage / ultrasound. It may help you.
While we usually don’t make recommendations based on chronological age, being in your late 20s, you defintely don’t need a face lift. As you begin to see some changes in your laugh lines and perhaps along your jawline, there are a few things you can consider. One of the first things to happen to our face, typically in the later … Read More
The most important thing you can do as a patient is to do your homework about the physician you are seeing in consultation. They should have specialized training in cosmetic surgery of the face. Their overall philosophy about what “looks good” should be similar to yours. Their patient results either by viewing pictures or speaking directly to them should be … Read More
If you are close to your ideal body weight but have small areas of fatty deposits that seem resistant to diet and exercise, then you are a great candidate for liposuction. While there are a couple of devices available that treat fat nonsurgically, i think their results in general are modest and not always consistent. Plastic surgeons who specialize in … Read More
Light reflecting off of the injectable product can result in a blue discoloration in some. Superficial injections or areas where there is thin skin can be predisposed to this in some individuals. If superficial, we can use a small needle to help faciliate removal of the product. If a bit deeper it is often easier to inject a product called … Read More
When we evaluate patients for treatment with surgery or devices such as ulthera we typically don’t use age as the defining criteria. Treatment options are based solely on a detailed analysis of your face ( or other area). We then recommend treatment options ( which may include nothing). Unless you have early signs of aging with sagging in the brow, … Read More
The nice thing about any hyaluronic acid such as juvederm or restylane is that you can remove it pretty easily with a product called hyaluronidase. I would seek a second opinion by someone with significant experience in injectables. There is often a test dose require to make sure you are not allergic.