Category Archives: Face

The Natural Facelift

Achieve a Natural Facelift with Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery

  Almost all of the patients that come into Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery speak about having a natural facelift. Patients are afraid of looking tight, pulled, surprised, and unnatural. This is not unusual since there are so many bad examples of facelifts in the tabloids and on television. It is interesting to note that all bad facelifts tend to look the same as though the people were related, but… Read the rest

Bridal Plastic Surgery 101

ACPS’ Guideline to Bridal Plastic Surgery

At ACPS we have always had a steady stream of brides coming in to have a little tune up before the wedding.  These procedures have included breast augmentation, liposuction, Botox, fillers, and a number of other miscellaneous procedures. This year our number of brides has significantly increased and this article gives you a few guidelines for bridal plastic surgery.   First, plastic surgery takes time to heal. You need about a month for your… Read the rest

Facelift Or Filler For Your Problem Areas

 

“Facelift or Filler, What do you think Dr. K?”

  Facelift or filler, seems like an easy question. For the moment we will not address brow lifts and eyelid lifts. But the process to get the answer is fairly complicated.  As always it goes back to your anatomy.  If you look at your face there are many ways to diagram it or separate the parts.  One way is by skin adherence and mobility.  Around the mouth skin is adherent… Read the rest

Lip Augmentation For Fuller Lips

Pucker Up with Lip Augmentation

  The shape and volume of the lips is an attribute that many do not take heed to until it is too late. The effects of aging or other natural causes can create wrinkles, contours, and drooping. These effects are most obvious in aging women, but even those as young as their early twenties have been documented wishing for fuller or more voluminous lips. Lip augmentation is for those who wish to achieve a more… Read the rest

Benefits of a Neck Lift

Neck Lift: Tighten Up The Turkey Wattle

 

They say that the skin around the eyes is the first so show signs of aging in both men and women.  If this is the case, then the neck is most certainly the second.  Loose, hanging, or folding skin on or around the neck is caused by repeatedly moving the head, left, right, up, or down.  After many years of stretching and returning to its normal shape, the skin becomes loose and … Read the rest

Facial Rejuvenation Procedures

Turning Back the Clock with Facial Rejuvenation

Nobody looks forward to getting old.  As most people age, they attempt to make themselves appear younger by the use of lotions, creams, makeups, and clothes.  In most cases, the face is the first part of the body to clearly show signs of aging.  Wrinkles, sagging skin, and discoloration can all occur over time due to exposure to the elements.  This exposure causes the tissues underneath to slowly wear away, creating a face … Read the rest

Puffy Eyelids

Eliminate Puffy Eyelids with Blepharoplasty

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul.  What if these windows were slowly shutting, leaving only a sliver left to peer through?  This is often the case with the skin around the eyes in aging bodies.  Those swollen, puffy eyelids are dead giveaways of long nights and stressful days.  The skin of the eyelids is quite unique, as it is the thinnest skin on the body, as well as some of … Read the rest

Big Lips, Beautiful Lips?

Big lips and beautiful lips can be a very distinct and striking feature on a face, and can be easily achieved through plastic surgery using a.  There are very few things I find more annoying in plastic surgery than big lips that look terrible.  I could be more specific but you know the ones.  They look like two cocktail weenies framing a brighter than white pair of teeth. Or the other variation: the duck bill.  I don’t know exactly how these… Read the rest

Facelift By OBGYN?

With the current wave of “Alice in Wonderland” mania, a recent email from a friend reminded me of a scene in that classic book.  In that scene, Alice is talking to the caterpillar and he keeps asking her, “who are you?” This reminder, in my mind, led to my impressions of a current phenomenon I’ve been seeing and reading about lately regarding the business of plastic surgery. It occurred to me that it seemed apropos to ask any… Read the rest

Local Anesthesia, General or Sedation for Plastic Surgery?

There seems to be a trend of late, judging by what is out on the Web and in advertising, to promote plastic surgery procedures under local anesthesia…  only… nothing else… stone cold sober.  Nothing to make you feel relaxed, to take the edge off, nothing to soften or eliminate the sights, the sounds,  and other physical and emotional reactions to having a plastic surgery procedure performed on your body. Now, I do perform some plastic surgery procedures using… Read the rest