By Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D. There are often questions surrounding the recovery from a facelift. An accurate estimate of the convalescence or downtime is important to individuals who are contemplating having a surgical facelift. Determining a reasonable time to return to social activities, work responsibilities and exercise pursuits is factored into any decision to undergo cosmetic facial surgery. Thus, there […]
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 […]
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.
The term “Mommy Makeover” has received a significant amount of press in the past few years. Plastic surgeons have used this term to market surgeries that re-established the youthful contours and lifted loose skin following pregnancy when getting your body back in shape can be a frustrating endeavor. Surgical body contour improvements can be used as an addition to your exercise and […]
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 […]
One of the most popular cosmetic procedures todayis injection of products containing botulinium type A to “freeze” facial muscles by inhibiting nerve signals between the brain and muscles. The quick yet impactful treatment helps to preserve a youthful appearance, even serving to help still-elastic skin “unlearn” lines. As an already widely embraced option for turning back time, there are few […]
They say that aging gracefully is really a matter of attitude, but what happens when one’s attitude is that of a spry and sassy young adult, and one’s exterior has succumbed to gravity and lost vitality? Recent findings from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery suggests that a large quantity of aging Americans are opting to, with the help […]
After 40 years of being a mainstream elective surgery procedure, breast augmentation is still at the top of the list of requested procedures. Americans in general are largely in agreement that a full C outranks a small A! So, why is there still any question regarding what goes into the popular procedure and exactly what goes into one’s body? Because there are options… […]