The terms “brow lift” and “forehead lift” are often used synonymously to refer to surgical procedures that address aging from the eyebrows up. Though, to facial plastic surgeons, there is a subtle difference between the two procedures, even if they often address the same areas and concerns. Let’s take a closer look at the question, […]
How Long Does CO2 Laser Resurfacing Take To Heal?
Skin resurfacing is performed on different levels. Exfoliation strips away pollutants and dead skin, this can be done with daily cleansing or weekly with at home treatments. Deeper medical grade treatments such as chemical peels, non-ablative lasers, and microneedling. However, the deepest exfoliation comes in the form of surgical or deep chemical resurfacing, both of […]
Do Brow Lifts Look Natural?
Throughout the years, tabloids have published unflattering pictures of celebrities who have had bad plastic surgery, particularly brow lifts. When performed incorrectly or on the wrong patient, brow lifts can make the patient look perpetually surprised or windswept. Understandably, many patients who come in wanting to address their aging brow, worry that this will be […]
Is A Facelift Under Local Anesthesia Painful?
The use of local anesthesia during facial plastic surgery is proving to be not only possible but preferable in many cases. It lowers the overall risk of surgery, makes facelifts more accessible to people with medical conditions, and often results in an easier recovery. Some patients feel anxious about not going completely under for the […]
Are Brow Lifts Permanent?
A brow lift is a facial plastic surgery that raises the position of the brows to better line up with the natural bone. It also may address sagging and wrinkles on the forehead and upper face. As we age, the brows sometimes begin to droop downward from their natural position which is where a brow […]
How Long Do Chin Implants Last?
Chin augmentation surgery is a plastic surgery procedure designed to increase the size and projection of the chin. It may also make alterations to the overall shape. Traditionally, this surgery uses a chin implant to achieve this. Made of commonly used surgical grade silicone that feels rubbery to mimic the feel of bone. When inquiring […]
How Long Does It Take To Recover From Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery–also known as blepharoplasty–is a procedure that removes sagging, extra skin from the upper and/or lower eyelids. It is generally a quick procedure that Dr. Santos often performs under local anesthesia. Before surgery, patients usually want to plan to take enough time off work and return to activities as soon as possible. This leads […]
How Painful Is A Brow Lift?
A brow lift is a facial plastic surgery that lifts and repositions the brows and structures of the forehead. It can treat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and create a more youthful look. Patients who undergo this procedure–especially those considering local anesthesia–often ask, “How painful is a brow lift?” During surgery, […]
What Is A Revision Facelift?
A “revision” in plastic surgery can refer to many different types of procedures. Perhaps the most well known is when a surgeon corrects an unsatisfactory result or issue following another surgery. The other type of revision refers to when a surgeon simply refreshes a previous good result after a few years as maintenance. For facelifts, […]
Does Chin Liposuction Last?
Chin liposuction is the top liposuction procedure performed on the face. The under the chin area collects fat naturally, although it usually begins to thin through adulthood. Some people may find fat in this area is particularly stubborn, have a genetic predisposition to storing fat in the chin, or have a condition that contributes. In […]