A rhinoplasty—or nose job—sometimes has to completely restructure the nose including the bone, cartilage, and internal structures. Occasionally, a plastic surgeon will take cartilage from elsewhere on the body such as the rib to support the new structure. This can worry patients and they may ask, “Does rhinoplasty weaken your nose?” If done right, your […]
Do You Still Need Botox After A Brow Lift?
Brow lift surgery is a frequently performed anti-aging surgery for the upper face. It also helps lift sagging brows back into their natural position along the brow bone. Many brow lift patients have used Botox and—while Botox can help prevent wrinkles—it cannot completely halt the aging that would cause the need for a brow lift. […]
How Do I Prepare For A Facelift?
Any surgery requires some preparation, even minimally invasive ones such as facelifts. Dr. Santos will provide each patient with specific preparation instructions based on their medical history and procedure. Here are some of the basic answers to the question, “How do I prepare for a facelift?” First, Dr. Santos may require certain medical clearances before […]
Why Do My Teeth Hurt After Rhinoplasty?
Some minor pain and discomfort after rhinoplasty surgery are expected and normal. However, some patients may become concerned when they feel pain in areas that were not operated on. An example of one of these questions is, “Why do my teeth hurt after rhinoplasty?” After a nose job, patients may notice that they feel pain […]
Can Laser Resurfacing Make Wrinkles Worse?
Laser resurfacing comes in two forms—ablative and non-ablative—though both help to improve the quality of the skin. In general, ablative resurfacing will be performed by a plastic surgeon in a surgical setting while non-ablative resurfacing can be performed in-office and by a doctor or master esthetician. When considering the procedure, patients often ask, “Can laser […]
Does Skin Age Faster After A Facelift?
Maintaining plastic surgery results, such as after facelift surgery, is understandably one of the top priorities for patients. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely stop aging, even with plastic surgery your face and body will continue to age. But, does skin age faster after a facelift? No, your skin should age at the same […]
Can You Do A Lip Lift & Rhinoplasty At The Same Time?
Rhinoplasty—or nose job surgery—has remained one of the most popular facial plastic surgeries for decades. Since the nose sits in the center of the face, it significantly impacts how the face is perceived. In more recent years, lip lift surgery has become popular. It is a plastic surgery that shortens the distance between the bottom […]
What Is The Most Natural Looking Facelift?
What Is The Most Natural Looking Facelift? One of the biggest concerns that prospective facelift patients express is that their results will not look natural. With modern techniques and expertise, facelifts can look completely natural and do most of the time. However, patients often still ask, “What is the most natural looking facelift?” The answer […]
How Much Fat Do You Need For Fat Transfer To The Face?
Fat transfer to the face is becoming a more popular procedure for both anti-aging and general facial rejuvenation. It can address a number of areas including the cheeks, temples, lips, nasolabial folds, and the under eyes. Like with other fat transfer procedures, the fat comes from elsewhere on the body such as the abdomen, thighs, […]
Are You Awake During CO2 Laser Resurfacing Surgery?
Are You Awake During CO2 Laser Resurfacing Surgery? Most laser resurfacing procedures use non-ablative lasers and do not require intravenous anesthesia or sedation. However, CO2 laser resurfacing uses an ablative laser and thus is considered surgical. So, are you awake during CO2 laser resurfacing surgery? In many cases, yes, Dr. Santos can perform CO2 laser […]