fillers

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Turn Back Time — Two Procedures to Help NOT Look Your Age

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 […]

The Face Plan: By The Decades

As a plan of action for aging gracefully, Dr. Choucair developedThe Face Plan a comprehensive and completely customizable treatment plan based on each patient’s unique needs and desires as they relate to turning back the clock.  Incorporating all possible options in facial rejuvenation, including both invasive and non-invasive methods, here is a peek inside potential plan options that span the decades—from […]

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