Monthly Archives: August 2013

Making Sure Your Facelift Looks Natural

When I see patients for facelift in Dallas, many are concerned about their results looking “overworked.” We’ve all seen facelifts that go too far. Good surgeons keep this in mind when evaluating a patient. The best facelift results come when a surgeon takes the time to understand a patient’s natural progression in aging and uses this information to personalize the…

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Are the Newest Silicone Gel Implants the Best?

Lately I’ve had several patients interested in breast augmentation come into my Seattle-area office with questions about the newest FDA-approved silicone breast implants: the MENTOR® MemoryShape™ Breast Implants and the NATRELLE® 410 Anatomically Shaped Breast Implants. These implants offer numerous benefits, but that doesn’t mean they’re right for everyone. Considerations Before Choosing Silicone The FDA has approved silicone implants for…

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A Facelift With Shorter Scars

I offer my Tucson facelift patients an option that is less invasive than the traditional technique and that has proved very popular. Although the procedure, called a short scar facelift, is not generally appropriate for patients with advanced signs of aging, it does have a number of important benefits, including: Smaller scars: Just as its name implies, the short scar…

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My Best Tips for a Rapid Recovery

I always send my plastic surgery patients in the Seattle area home with postoperative instructions specific to their treatments. There are some tips, though, that are helpful for all cosmetic surgery patients, regardless of the procedure. Here is my best advice: Start healthy. Being in good health before surgery will reduce the risk of complications and make recovery smoother. Poor…

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Breaking Down the Belt Lipectomy

Among the tummy tuck options I offer my Dallas patients is a procedure that is not as well known as traditional abdominoplasty. It’s called the belt lipectomy, or circumferential tummy tuck, and it can be used to address areas beyond the abdomen, including the hips and buttocks. The belt lipectomy removes a strip of excess fat, skin, and tissue from around…

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