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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
We all want the wisdom, success and personal achievement that often accompany age, but can happily do without all the aches and pains, wrinkles and sagging. I’m not going to say that plastic surgery can stop or completely reverse the aging clock, but we can sure help put it on “snooze” for a while and offer expert insight about which […]
BUYER BEWARE: WHO IS MY PLASTIC SURGEON? It’s not uncommon for us to spend months looking around for the right car or even the right Smartphone—why should you spend any less effort in finding and researching your plastic surgeon? Unfortunately, it’s not surprising for someone considering plastic surgery to solely rely on referrals from friends or even ads from magazines. […]
As a plastic surgeon, one of the most common questions I’m asked when patients are considering a cosmetic procedure is, “How long is the recovery process?” The answers vary depending not only on the specific surgical procedure, but also on various factors such as performing multiple procedures, skin elasticity and the general health of the patient. Despite these variables, I’ve […]