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 […]

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, […]

What Is Included In A Full Facelift?

The term “facelift” and what it actually does is largely misunderstood. While most people understand that it is a surgery that can make the face look younger, when actually seeking one themselves, they may become surprised when they find out that they may actually benefit more from a brow lift or blepharoplasty than a facelift […]

Do Facelifts Ever Look Natural?

Facelifts rank among the most popular plastic surgeries every year. However, there are still stigmas that surround facelifts. Botched results, celebrities whose faces were forever changed, and results from decades ago. This can leave many potential facelift patients hesitant and ask, “Do facelifts ever look natural?” The answer is yes. In fact, most facelifts look […]

When Is Blepharoplasty Necessary?

When Is Blepharoplasty Necessary? Blepharoplasty is a type of eyelid surgery that removes extra skin on the upper and/or lower eyelids. It is generally performed in patients who have experienced aging and skin sag. Considering eyelid sag is not often a person’s first aging concern, it can go unnoticed for a while. Many patients who […]

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 […]

Facelift Seattle: What Types Of Facelifts Are There?

Facelift surgeries come in many different types and varieties. Dr. David Santos is an expert facelift surgeon capable of performing all types of facelifts. Prior to surgery, patients can become overwhelmed by the many facelifts available. What types of facelifts are there? Starting with the least invasive technique, a mini facelift utilizes a smaller incision […]

Benefits Of Adding Laser Resurfacing To Facial Plastic Surgeries

Laser resurfacing–both surgical and non-surgical varieties–can improve the quality of the skin and ease the signs of aging. For facelift patients, adding a surgical laser procedure utilizing a CO2 laser can enhance results. There are many benefits of adding laser resurfacing to facial plastic surgeries and Dr. Santos often recommends the additional procedure. For most […]

Facelift Questions Answered: What Is An Extended Facelift?

A facelift is one of the most popular plastic surgeries from year to year in the United States. However, while a facelift may be well known, there are many variations of this traditional surgery that patients may not consider until consulting with a Seattle facial plastic surgeon. One of these procedures is an extended facelift.  […]

Facial Plastic Surgery Questions: What Is Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

Buccal fat pad removal–also known as cheek reduction surgery–slims the face by removing all or a portion of a fat pad located in the cheeks. The buccal fat pad contributes to a full round look in the cheeks of children, but this fullness is supposed to slim during puberty. For some people, however, this fat […]