The Mommy Makeover

The Mommy Makeover

By Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D., F.A.C.S The term “Mommy Makeover” describes a group of plastic surgical procedures performed to restore a more normal appearance to the abdomen and breasts following the changes that may occur following childbirth.  Post-pregnancy changes may result in looseness of the abdominal skin, and bulging of the abdominal muscles.   Additionally, breast tissue may shrink, leading to a […]

The Principles of a Natural Facelift

By Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D., F.A.C.S I am often asked why facelifts often appear so unnatural. First of all, I mention that individuals that appear “distorted” or “pulled” are easily noticed BUT……..those persons who have undergone expertly performed, natural-appearing facelifts go unnoticed.   So what is the difference between those with visible signs of a facelift versus the individual with […]

Fillers & the Aging Face: A Plastic Surgeon’s Perspective

By Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D., F.A.C.S. Facial Volume in addition to skin quality and skin laxity, facial volume is a critical consideration when contemplating treatment options for the aging face.   Youthful faces are full.  Lips, brows, cheeks, and temples exhibit a youthful, robust fatty layer that imparts facial fullness.  Adequate facial volume results in a smooth, soft, and gentle […]

Facial Injectable Fillers–Best Areas to Fill

By Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D. When it comes to facial injectable fillers, how do we know which areas are the best to fill? It might be surprising to note that there are areas of the face where traditional facelifting and surgical options are minimally effective. As a result, injectable fillers now serve as an excellent option to address those areas. […]

Are Facelifts Becoming Obsolete?

By Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D. The question may be asked, are facelifts becoming obsolete? The answer is an unequivocal NO! But before you wholeheartedly accept this at face value, let’s explore the rationale for the support of facelift surgery in the era of injectable fillers and non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques. The Aging Face. First, let’s explore what happens as the […]

Facelift Incisions and Facial Rejuvenation–No One Will Never Know

By Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D.  Facelift incisions and facial rejuvenation. There are those who are worried others will “know”. A modern facelift is still the most optimal way to reverse the changes one experiences in facial aging. However, the reluctance to undergo a facelift can frequently be traced to the concern of many who fear that incisions will be visible after surgery […]

The Aging Face 101: A Plastic Surgeon’s Perspective

The Aging Face 101: A Plastic Surgeon’s Perspective by Dallas, Texas-based Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D.  Aging is inevitable. But there are factors as well as various modalities to take into consideration regarding the Aging Face.  Skin Quality Assessing skin quality is an important part of evaluating the aging face. In addition to facial volume loss and skin […]

The Aging Face 101 — A Plastic Surgeon’s Perspective

Plastic Surgery Options may be the optimal choice for those who want to feel as youthful on the outside as they do on the inside. Dallas-based Board-Certified plastic surgeon, Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D. presents his viewpoint.  We all experience the aging process in varying degrees and individual rates. Perhaps the most prominent area of aging is the face. The aging […]

Facial Fillers — Current Update

Dallas-based Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D. presents the latest information on injectable fillers in this post.  Soft tissue filler injections are a complementary addition to traditional plastic surgery procedures used to reverse the undesirable changes of the aging face. These “off-the-shelf” fillers are proven to be safe, predictable and typically associated with minimal downtime. Additionally, advances in injectable […]

Facial Fillers vs. Facial Surgery — Who Needs Cosmetic Surgery?

Injectable fillers or plastic surgery– how does one decide? Dallas-based Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D. presents his viewpoint in this post.  Injectable fillers or Cosmetic Surgery? I am often asked if the injection of facial fillers eliminates the need for cosmetic surgery of the face. Unfortunately, the premise that injectable fillers may achieve similar rejuvenation of the face […]

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