Category Archives: Skin

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

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

Reverse Tummy Tuck

A Breakdown Of A Reverse Tummy Tuck

What is a reverse tummy tuck (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 … 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

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

Plastic Surgery- The Edge You Need?

I got the job??
I got the job??

Plastic surgery, can it help you keep your job?

Plastic surgery is often thought of as being a luxury provided to the wealthy.  In fact, the vast majority of people seeking out plastic surgery are middle-class. The current recession has resulted in massive job loss that has affected individuals across the economic spectrum from entry-level to highly paid managers and executives.  Many of these people are particularly vulnerable because they are…..older.  Not senile, not old enough… Read the rest

Facelift or Fillers?

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

  Facelift or fillers, 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 to… Read the rest

Inner Thigh Lift

 

Thighs
Thighs
A frequent problem area for many women is the inner thigh.  This is because the inner thigh area is a common place for fat accumulation or a tendency for excessive loose skin, especially for women who naturally carry more weight in the hips, buttocks and thigh areas. In addition, the inner thigh area has thinner skin than most areas of the body and is less elastic.  This can lead to sagging skin, especially after weight loss.  The problem of… Read the rest

Breast Augmentation Incisions

The Different Types of Breast Augmentation Incisions

There are basically four breast augmentation incisions: armpit, nipple, breast fold, and belly button. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Some are better for certain types of implants. Some are better for certain body types. There are no wrong incisions. Just different and better choices.   The breast fold incision was the first incision to be performed. It is generally the simplest and can be made as long as necessary for large implants.  Problems… Read the rest