Ramsey J. Choucair M.D.

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 […]

Facelift Incisions and Facial Rejuvenation–No One Will Never Know

By Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D.  Facelift incisions and facial rejuvenation. There are those who are worried others will “know”. A modern facelift is still the most optimal way to reverse the changes one experiences in facial aging. However, the reluctance to undergo a facelift can frequently be traced to the concern of many who fear that incisions will be visible after surgery […]

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 […]

Recovering From a Facelift: Truth or Myth

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 […]

Coolsculpting: Cutting edge noninvasive permanent fat removal by freezing fat

by Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D. We now offer a revolutionary, noninvasive technology for permanent fat removal by freezing the fat cells. The average contour improvement is approximately 20%. It is not intended to replace the results from suction lipectomy as the results are limited with Coolsculpt.Each treatment takes one hour and requires no anesthesia. There is minimal discomfort during the […]

What to Expect: Scars Left Behind from Plastic Surgery

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.

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.

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 […]

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