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What else can Botox do in the plastic surgery office?

Many are aware of Botox® for its cosmetic benefit to reduce wrinkles around the around the eyes. Years ago, Botox received FDA approval to improve the look of moderate to severe line between eyebrows or sides of the eyes (i.e Crow’s feet). However, plastic surgeons have been safely using Botox and other wrinkles relaxers (Dysport® and Xeomin®) beyond these wrinkles for a variety of cosmetic uses. Liquid facelift or non-surgical facelift procedures have expanded the versatility of wrinkle relaxers. It’s not just for wrinkles around eyes and forehead. Wrinkle relaxers, as with many treatments, are usually FDA approved within the US for specific use … Continue reading »

How many treatments of facial filler injections do I need?

Facial fillers have greatly increased in popularity due to several factors, including ease of treatment in the office with local anesthesia. In addition, results can be appreciated immediately and downtime is minimal for a majority of patients. Lastly, facial fillers are versatile. Facial plastic surgeons can use fillers to sculpt the face for an enhanced appearance as part of a liquid facelift. What is a facial filler? Facial fillers augment the soft tissue of the face for long-lasting results. Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Belotero® consist of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a natural component of the skin. HA fillers are a clear … Continue reading »

2 weeks after a mini lift via local anesthesia

Many facial plastic surgery procedures can be performed via local anesthesia. Most Washington DC plastic surgery patients already know that a liquid facelift with Botox®, Dysport®, Kybella®, and facial fillers is performed with local anesthesia. However, many of the best plastic surgeons also perform several cosmetic surgical procedures with local anesthesia too. Some examples of possible facial cosmetic surgery that can be performed with local anesthesia include: upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) Asian eyelid surgery ear reshaping (otoplasty) rhinoplasty neck liposuction chin implant mini facelift More minor procedures in a limited area of the face that can be performed within a … Continue reading »

5 things to know before cheek augmentation

Full, round cheeks are requested by many Washington DC area patients from their plastic surgeon, as beautiful cheeks are a sign of youth and vitality. Strong cheeks are also seen in many celebrities too, classic and current. The cheek bone itself is the scaffolding that primarily helps create strong cheek structure, with facial fat providing additional contour. Cheeks slowly become flatter in everyone with age, from a combination of both bone and fat volume loss gradually with time. However, before you rejuvenate your appearance and get a cheek augmentation procedure, consider the following: Many choices are available. Unlike some facial plastic surgery procedures where … Continue reading »

October 2016 Newsletter

What is it? A liquid facelift is a non-surgical solution for patients who want to enhance and rejuvenate their face without surgery. This treatment uses a combination of injections to fill hollows and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. What are my options? There are lots of options for patients interested in a liquid facelift. Options are often combined with other treatments to provide the most natural-looking results. Here’s a few: Fat Transfer – During this treatment fat is removed from a part of the body and used to fill areas of the face. Fat is often obtained from the abdomen, … Continue reading »

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