Does Face Liposuction Hurt?

Does Face Liposuction Hurt? Face liposuction most commonly addresses the chin, but can also occasionally treat other areas such as the cheeks in rare circumstances. When seeking the procedure, patients are often astounded that they can undergo the procedure under local anesthesia and that the procedure does not require major recovery like other facial plastic […]

How Long Is Your Head Numb After A Brow Lift?

How Long Is Your Head Numb After A Brow Lift? Numbness is a side effect that can occur at the surgical site after any surgery. Not everyone will experience this, but it is perfectly normal if you do. In the majority of cases, this numbness is temporary. However, it can be alarming for patients, who […]

How Do I Prepare For Laser Resurfacing?

Surgical laser resurfacing can address more advanced aging as well as many skin conditions. Thus, it is a common addition to other procedures and performed on its own. Undergoing surgery requires preparation, so, how do I prepare for laser resurfacing? First, Dr. Santos may ask you to receive medical clearances. This is not always necessary, […]

Why Do Facelifts Fail? & How You Can Prevent Bad Facelifts

Facelifts usually provide great results. However, there are always rare cases where they do not turn out ideally. Why does this happen? Is there a way to prevent it? Dr. David Santos—a facial plastic surgeon with decades of experience—details some of the reasons facelifts fail and how you can prevent bad facelifts. #1: Over Resection […]

How To Reduce Bruising And Swelling After Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is considered one of the least invasive and easiest to recover from facial plastic surgeries. This is largely due to its low risk profile and consistently good results. However, that does not mean it is necessarily pleasant. Patients do still experience some side effects, often bruising and swelling. Here are some tips for […]

How Long Does Tightness Last After A Facelift?

Facelift surgery consistently remains one of the most popular plastic surgeries around the world. As more people value looking younger, the procedure continues to find more patients. Though, like any surgery, there are recovery and side effects. While normally minimal, it is still important for patients to understand what to expect following a facelift. Let’s […]

Will Losing Weight Help Hood Eyes?

Extra fat on the body can contribute to certain structures on the body sagging or looking aged. If you’re young enough or have good skin quality, losing weight can sometimes completely solve this. Other times, a surgeon may need to perform a skin removal procedure to get rid of extra skin and tighten up the […]

Do You Have To Be Put Under For A Brow Lift?

One of the main risks of surgery–especially in patients over fifty–is general anesthesia. It often causes side effects and can come with its own complications separate from the surgery itself. When considering an anti-aging facial plastic, one of the top concerns for both the patient and Dr. Santos is their ability to withstand general anesthesia. […]

How Do Surgeons Minimize Scarring During A Facelift?

It may seem impossible to hide facelift scarring well because it is altering such a visible part of the body. However, over the decades, facial plastic surgeons have revolutionized facelift surgery to include minimal, hidden incisions. Dr. David Santos is one of these surgeons with decades of facelift surgery experience behind him that allows him […]

How Long Does It Take For Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery To Heal?

An upper blepharoplasty surgery resolves sagging and/or extra skin along the upper eyelids. Often, this can disguise the natural crease, or simply create an aged look. Rarely, it can even obstruct vision. The surgery itself generally takes an hour or less, but patients often want to know, “How long does it take for upper blepharoplasty […]