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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Skin Cancer Awareness

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and living in Texas, there can never be enough emphasis placed on this topic.   With baby boomers facing the repercussions from not being educated about sun damage in their youth to the “fear factor” some people feel about getting anything suspicious looked at—there is no such thing as too much awareness. It’s not […]

Etiquette : The Doctor-Patient Relationship

Each doctor has their own style in consultation and patients can be sensitive and vulnerable especially when body image is under the microscope which is why I think it’s very important to immediately establish trust and mutual respect with my patients, whether it’s an initial consult or a long-time patient whose personality and preferences I’ve come to know. There are […]

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