What Is The Fastest Way To Recover From Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty—or eyelid surgery—is considered one of the least painful procedures to undergo. This does not mean it is entirely pain or recovery free, but it is minimally invasive and often performed under local anesthesia. However, patients understandably want to get back to work and their lives as soon as possible. So, what is the fastest […]

Is Rhinoplasty Permanent?

Rhinoplasty–more commonly known as a nose job–is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the world. Since the nose sits in the perceived center of the face, it plays an important role in facial appearance. When considering undergoing a nose job, many patients want to know if it will last the rest of their […]

Simple Ways To Prevent Wrinkles As You Age

Wrinkles are one of the number one physical signs of aging. With this in mind, most people want to prevent them as they age. There are many simple solutions and changes you can make to slow the formation of wrinkles.  Firstly, one of the most important things you can do to prevent wrinkles and improve […]

Dr. Santos to be Inducted into the Chico Sports Hall of Fame

  Dr. David Santos, former swimmer for the University of California – Berkeley and US National Team Member, will be officially inducted into the Chico Sports Hall of Fame during the annual Chico Sports Hall of Fame Athletics Banquet on Tuesday, May 9th. Congratulations on this huge accomplishment, Dr. Santos! Read the exclusive feature here on […]

What Are Lip Fillers??? Everything You Need To Know!

Thanks to recent FDA approvals and a wave of fearless Millennials (hi, Kylie), lip augmentation is the second-fastest-growing facial procedure in the U.S. To ensure you don’t wind up on Botched, consult this safety guide. So, what are lip fillers, exactly? Let’s start with what they’re not: permanent. They last only about three months to a […]

When 60 is the new 50, hand rejuvenation is the finishing touch

  First there was the facelift, buttock lift, eye lift and breast lift. Now, there is the “hand lift.” In a  New York Times article this month on hand rejuvenation, a Mount Kisco, New York plastic surgeon states, “As you get older, your hands lose volume, fat and elasticity. The fatty layer of the hand disappears, […]

Toxin vs. Toxin: How Do You Choose?

Botox still boasts the biggest name in neurotoxins, but competitors have added a new wrinkle for cosmetic surgeons and their patients: Is Botox the best? Or should they try Dysport or Xeomin instead? Dr. GutowskiKarol A. Gutowski, M.D., FACS, a plastic surgeon based in Chicago, says there aren’t many clinical reasons to choose one over […]

Warnings for Botox purchases

In a recent news article, we cautioned consumers about purchasing discount Botox from websites like Groupon and Living Social. “Most commonly the products are diluted, so the effect is less than optimal.” Now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has followed up with a warning to doctors: “The receipt of suspicious or unsolicited offers from unknown suppliers should be questioned […]