Recovering From a Facelift: Truth or Myth

Recovering From a Facelift: Truth or Myth

By Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D. There are often questions surrounding the recovery from a facelift. An accurate estimate of the convalescence or downtime is important to individuals who are contemplating having a surgical facelift. Determining a reasonable time to return to social activities, work responsibilities and exercise pursuits is factored into any decision to undergo cosmetic facial surgery. Thus, there […]

Mini-Mini-Tummy Tuck: Will This Work for Me?

By Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D. What is the Mini-Mini Tummy Tuck? The “mini-mini-tummy tuck” is a procedure that we perform on a regular basis in individuals who do not need the abdominal muscles tightened and have a small to moderate amount of lose skin in the lower abdomen. We considered the “mini-mini-tummy tuck”, a procedure that provides a great benefit […]

Is Kybella ® Right For You? Injectable Dissolves Submental Chin Fat

  The latest buzz in the cosmetic injectables arena, in Dallas and the rest of the world, is about Kybella® , which is considered the current “new thing” heralded as a non-invasive option to dissolve submental chin fat, or “double chin”, in order to improve definition along the jaw and neckline.  Top Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon, Ramsey J. Choucair, MD, […]

Plastic Surgery and You: 5 Keys to the Ultimate Facelift

Plastic and cosmetic surgery has come a long way over the years when it comes to facelifts. No longer is it the “one-size fits all” solution. I am often asked the difference between facelift options that exist today and which one is considered the very best. The ultimate facelift, in my opinion, is one that presents a natural, rejuvenated appearance, without any obvious […]

The Non-Surgical Brow Lift: Truth or Myth

By Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D. The aging process leads to volume loss and subsequent “droopiness” of the eyebrow. This type of deflation of the natural fullness and fatty padding over the brow bone leads to laxity of the upper eyelid skin. In some individuals the excess skin is removed, such as the case of an upper eyelid lift or blepharoplasty procedure. However,  in […]

5 Keys to Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery

By Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D. “I want a toned abdominal contour and a smaller waist.” This is a common request that I often hear from many of my patients. A tummy tuck is a plastic surgery alternative that often fits the bill with such requests. However, one size does not fit all. What is a Tummy Tuck? A Tummy Tuck […]

New Innovative Nonsurgical Approach to Lower Eyelid Aging

Surgical treatment of the aging lower eyelid is challenging to patients and plastic surgeons alike. While surgery provides long lasting improvement, the recovery may be prolonged. With the advent of advanced filler materials and refined techniques, especially some patients with early lower eyelid aging may achieve remarkable rejuvenation with an office procedure and minimal downtime. We have recently adopted the […]

CoolSculpting: A Non-Surgical Solution to Eliminate Fat

Spring is in the air, and this is the time when everyone prepares their body for the upcoming warm weather activities with sleeveless outfits, shorts and bathing suits. Discipline, exercise, diet and genetic forces often play a role in diminishing the appearance many people desire. Fortunately, there are body-contouring procedures and new non-surgical options to rid patients of unwanted fatty […]

New Advances in Injectables Provide Better Results

By Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D. New advances in fillers include techniques that use ‘blunt” instead of “sharp” needles to inject fillers, especially around the eyes where bruising and risks of irregularity are much greater. Patients with early aging of the lower eyelid or brow are often candidates for rejuvenation with injections instead of surgery. The “blunt” micro-cannulae may diminish bruising, […]

Voluma

By Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D. We now offer the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler for the midface, Voluma. Voluma is manufactured by Allergan, the makers of Juvederm. Voluma has been available in Canada for several years and produces predictable volume restoration to the cheekbones and midface where aging occurs. Voluma is injected in the exam room with a […]