Category Archives: Skin

Reverse Tummy Tuck

What is a reverse abdominoplasty? Is it plastic surgery for someone who had second thoughts after their tummy tuck? No. It’s a procedure designed to lift the upper abdominal skin from above instead of from below. Let’s start with a basic abdominoplasty. This is designed to remove the pouch in the lower abdomen of hanging skin. Evaluation of the patient looks at the skin, the fat and the muscle separation.  If all of these are present, the patient needs an abdominoplasty. This… Read the rest

Kim Kardashian Fesses to Botox but NOT Breast Augmentation

Kim Kardashian says she has only used Botox
Kim Kardashian, of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, admitted to using Botox, in an interview with ABC News show Nightline. However, she says she has not had a nose job or breast augmentation.

“Trust me honey, if I take this bra off you will tell me I need to get them done. I’m totally not against plastic surgery. … I’ve tried Botox before. That’s the only thing that I’ve … Read the rest

Megan Fox Plastic Surgery Mysteries

Megan Fox Plastic Surgery Controversy
This time it’s Megan Fox – another, “does she or doesn’t she? Has she or hasn’t she?”  Unlike Heidi Montag’s obvious cosmetic surgeries, Megan Fox has a more refined look.  Megan Fox is a beautiful young woman by anyone’s standards – you don’t have to be a Transformers fan to enjoy that!  But, has she had some “refining”?  The beauty of good plastic surgery is that it is subtle, and it often begs the question,… Read the rest

Heidi Montag Lessons

Heidi Montag Breast Augmentation
Heidi Montag's Breasts Are Too Big!
Some stories just won’t go away. The Heidi Montag saga seemed like just another fifteen minutes of fame for a desperate starlet. And it makes for a great story: D-list celebrity trying to get an edge with an extreme makeover that will catapult her to stardom… or not. But now, after the initial stories cataloging her surgeries mini brow lift, nose revision, facial and buttock fat grafts, breast implant revision, ear pinning,… 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

Quill Sutures Better Scars

When considering a plastic surgery procedure, one has to contemplate the potential positive results as well as the negative. Lets face the facts, all plastic surgery incisions are going to have some kind of scaring after they heal. The question is “how do we minimize this?” At Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery in Sacramento, we believe an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  This applies to a lot of things in life and plastic surgery is… 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

Plastic Surgery with Low Level Laser

Low level laser, or cool laser, is one of the new high-tech devices we use at Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery in Sacramento.  Although it has been used for years in chiropractic to decrease pain and inflammation, this laser is relatively new to plastic surgery. How can something that looks like a Star Trek Tricorder, and shines a flashing red light that you can’t feel, actually do anything?  Well it does, and surprisingly well!  Scientists have known for a long… Read the rest

Free Facelift Preview

Considering a Facelift? Here at Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery, we like to give things away free if at all possible.  Since we almost never get that chance, after all, body sculpting tends to have many fixed costs associated with it, I thought I’d let everyone in on a little secret. Everyone considering facelift surgery wants to know what he or she will look like after the facelift surgery is performed.  It is only human nature that if… Read the rest

Thermage Is Non-Invasive Skin Tightening

What is Thermage skin tightening and is Thermage right for you? Lately, perhaps in response to the current economic conditions, or perhaps just because people are coming to understand that in the area of cosmetic surgery we have much more to offer than just surgery, I am asked about non-invasive solutions. One particular area of concern is the problem of loose skin which is a result of aging and/or child rearing.  One of the very successful non-surgical, non-invasive procedures… Read the rest