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 […]

Who Are The Best Candidates For Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, also called eyelid surgery, can treat the upper, lower, or both sets of eyelids. It typically removes excess skin and fat to diminish the signs of aging and a heavy, tired look. In some cases, it can resolve vision issues caused by sagging eyelids. How do you know if you are among best candidates […]

Recovery After Facial Liposuction

Facial liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure where Dr. Santos uses liposuction to remove fat from the face. The most common areas of the face where fat is removed is the cheeks, chin, and neck. Using local anesthesia and gentle methods, Dr. Santos often can significantly reduce the amount of recovery time.  In general, recovery […]

How The Upper Face Ages & Options For A Younger Looking Brow

When it comes to facial aging, the focus often tends to shift to the lower face where sagging often looks more prominent. In these cases, a facelift or neck lift can correct lower face sagging For some, however, brow sagging can contribute more to aging than the lower face. Usually, the first signs of aging […]

Brow Lift Recovery: What You Need To Know

A brow lift is a facial plastic surgery that corrects brow sagging, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. During the procedure, Dr. Santos will make small incisions hidden in the hairline and lift the skin and underlying muscles. He will do this precisely to make sure it looks natural and complements the rest of your […]

Septoplasty vs. Rhinoplasty: What Is The Difference?

Septoplasty and rhinoplasty are both nose surgeries. While both can treat medical and cosmetic concerns with the nose, the two procedures are entirely different.  A septoplasty is a surgery that corrects a deviated septum. The septum consists of the bone and cartilage that separates your nostrils. When a septum is deviated, this causes one nostril […]

Fillers After A Facelift? Dermal Fillers Can Improve Results

A facelift is a facial plastic surgery that focuses on tightening loose, saggy skin and removing excess fat deposits. This can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, extra skin and fat, and skin laxity. While a facelift addresses many signs of aging and can make you look younger, it will not […]

What To Expect After CO2 Laser Resurfacing

CO2 laser resurfacing is a procedure performed by facial plastic surgeons that rejuvenates the skin using a sophisticated and high tech laser. Often, Dr. Santos uses the CO2 laser after other facial surgeries like a facelift to provide extra tightening. It also improves the overall look and quality of the skin.  Stronger than CO2 lasers […]