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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
by Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D. We now offer a revolutionary, noninvasive technology for permanent fat removal by freezing the fat cells. The average contour improvement is approximately 20%. It is not intended to replace the results from suction lipectomy as the results are limited with Coolsculpt.Each treatment takes one hour and requires no anesthesia. There is minimal discomfort during the […]
One of the questions I am asked frequently is with regard to what kind of scarring many of the plastic surgery procedures produce on the way to getting the nice improvements from the surgery. Although most patients agree that the pros outweigh the cons, I wanted to offer realistic advice about what scars you can expect from different procedures.
However there are several procedures that don’t get as much press as other cosmetic surgery enhancements because they are specifically done to correct genetic flaws or defects. Otoplasty or “ear pinning” and very targeted liposuction (on the knees, for example) came to mind.