plastic surgery

The Mommy Makeover

By Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D., F.A.C.S The term “Mommy Makeover” describes a group of plastic surgical procedures performed to restore a more normal appearance to the abdomen and breasts following the changes that may occur following childbirth.  Post-pregnancy changes may result in looseness of the abdominal skin, and bulging of the abdominal muscles.   Additionally, breast tissue may shrink, leading to a […]

The Aging Face 101 — A Plastic Surgeon’s Perspective

Plastic Surgery Options may be the optimal choice for those who want to feel as youthful on the outside as they do on the inside. Dallas-based Board-Certified plastic surgeon, Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D. presents his viewpoint.  We all experience the aging process in varying degrees and individual rates. Perhaps the most prominent area of aging is the face. The aging […]

Facial Fillers vs. Facial Surgery — Who Needs Cosmetic Surgery?

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 […]

Less Common Procedures: What Role Can Plastic Surgery Play in Genetics?

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.

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 […]

How Do I Know Where to Start? Learn About the FACEPLAN

From my patients I frequently hear things like, “I want to age gracefully, but not so fast!” Or “What can I do to look natural and maintain a youthful look as long as possible?”  The answers to these questions are getting easier with the introduction of so many safe, non-surgical injectable products and the refinement of cosmetic surgery procedures. The […]

Are You Ready For Plastic Surgery?

Preparing a patient physically and emotionally for surgery is an important element to achieving a successful outcome.  There are several related health and emotional issues to consider before entering an operating room. General Health: A precise history and physical exam is part of any pre-operative evaluation.  Specific clearances or tests from a patient’s primary care physician or a specialist, such […]

Not the Result You Expected? All About Corrective Plastic Surgery

These days it is clearly a “buyer beware” atmosphere when it comes to cosmetic plastic surgery. We’re seeing a growing number of patients who are unhappy following cosmetic surgery–due in large part to the prevalence of non-board certified surgeons performing their procedures. Physicians practicing outside of their core specialty are not formally trained in an accredited cosmetic and plastic surgery […]

Let the Healing Begin: Recovery Times for Common Plastic Surgery Procedures

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 […]

Quick Cosmetic Corrections-Split Second Plastic Surgery-Torn Earlobe & Inverted Nipple

Many of us have little things about our appearance that bother us or minor physical abnormalities that we wish did not exist, but rarely do the tiny things that are of no consequence to our overall health rank high on the priority list in terms of things to address with a doctor.  What if someone told you that the little […]

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