A facelift is a financial and time investment with a return on investment (a youthful and refreshed appearance) that can be enjoyed for years.
Many people have searched on Google, made some phone calls, or asked friends and family how much implants cost, but still haven’t gotten a straightforward answer.
Yes it is possible to transfer fat from one area of the body to another, but there are some caveats. First, it has to be YOUR FAT.
Well one reason is that with good cosmetic surgery, you shouldn’t be able to actually tell that the person has had surgery and surgeons fail at this more often with women than they do with men.
If you look with a critical eye you can almost always find a subtle asymmetry.
Whether you're interested in eyelid surgery, liposuction, a tummy tuck, or a facelift, we're going to have to deal with the post operative discomfort.
Having all of our doctors, nurses, operating suites and staff in one location definitely has helped us have the post-operative impact we desire.
In the spirit of giving patients the most real advice possible, I decided to try SculpSure on myself so I could let patients know exactly what to expect!
Patients need to realize first why the doctor is offering local, and second that the procedure one doctor is offering under local is probably not the same procedure another doctor is offering under general anesthesia.
We now have saline implants, silicone implants, gummy bear implants, shaped implants, smooth implants, textured implants, Ideal (structural) implants, expander implants and probably some I am missing.
The goal of optimal post-surgery nutrition is to promote quick healing, lessen the likelihood of infection (through a well-supported immune system) and reduce pain, inflammation and swelling.
Surgery places numerous stresses on the body, and good nutrition can mitigate some of them. As a result, we can expedite wound healing, reduce risk of infection and minimize scarring.
The biggest advantage that I see is for people who are unwilling to consider liposuction, and are willing to have a partial result.
We use them so frequently in our breast augmentation, tummy tuck and mommy makeover procedures, that we would assume everyone else did as well. Turns out patients don’t have as much information about them as they probably should.
Time for turkey and mistletoe, yule logs burning and the smell of Christmas trees. And it’s also time for visiting family and for office parties - time to look your best!
Fillers aren't just for lips: fillers for scar acne treatment, nasolabial lines and other deep lines.
From a Plastic Surgeon’s prospective I would guess most would be interested in what my thoughts would be about what each should have done.
Choosing the best breast implant size is the most difficult decision that our patients face when having breast augmentation surgery.
Here’s what you need to know about how to get a facelift that doesn’t make you look like you’ve had a facelift.
We now see quite a few patients who have lost over 100 pounds following gastric bypass, or gastric sleeve surgery. On occasion we even see patients who have lost over 200 pounds!
As a plastic surgeon with a 32 year practice of cosmetic surgery, I appreciate the honesty and vulnerability of Debora Spar’s September 25th article, Aging and the Beauty Dilemma.
She explained that the “Hey Betty” phenomena as when you wave to your neighbor Betty across the fence and the arms themselves just keep on waving.
On my desk is a “news-papery” looking journal called the “Plastic Surgery News.” The lead article this month is entitled “Plastic surgeons share the good, the bad and the ugly impact of reality TV.”
My initial thought about plastic surgery was that it would be ordinary surgeries and I would eventually get bored but to my surprise, it was far from that.
Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular procedures that we perform amongst all age groups. It is one part of the “mommy makeover” surgery, when mothers come to us to regain a flatter abdomen and rejuvenate breasts.
I asked her why she didn’t call off the procedure (which lasted for almost 4 hours!), and she said that she was “focused on the result that she was going to get at the end of it all.”
When the soul “heals funny,” well, all bets are off - even if the skin has healed beautifully.
As long as that surgeon keeps paying each month, the magazine promises to not feature any other surgeon in that city.
When considering hip liposuction, it is important to know what is defined as the area of the hips.
All cosmetic surgery procedures are custom designed and based on your anatomy, what result you want to accomplish, and what you are willing to have as trade-offs-such as scars and recovery period.
Mostly because what is being offered as the great new alternative is actually a step backwards from the results that I have been getting for the last 20 years of my practice and training.
One of the things I look for first is the before and after gallery. Some surgeons don’t post pictures of real patients and instead opt for verbal descriptions of the procedures or use schematics.
Pregnancy affects different women in different ways, and that’s why every Mommy Makeover at The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery is unique.
Liposuction is a great tool for removing excess fat, but it isn’t a cure for all that ails the body. When the issue is cellulite, it’s important to understand the anatomy at work.
There is a common misconception among patients that they should be as ‘fit as possible’ at the time of surgery to get the best result. This is wrong for a couple reasons.
Robert K. Sigal, M.D. Says Dr. Brandt Helped Others in Pain, Even as He Lost the Battle Against His Own.
Years of research and testing led to this innovative design, with a series of implant shells nested together and two separate chambers, which hold the saline filler.
Women who have been born with what they feel are insufficiently small breasts often seek our Breast Augmentation surgeons to increase their breast size.
Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, all tummy tucks, or abdominoplasties, are custom-designed for each patient.
The fantastic testimonials of patients who have had the same procedure with our experienced plastic surgeons can be a great component of your research.
Did you know that there are many other facial cosmetic surgery procedures available to improve or enhance beauty, symmetry, and youthfulness?
“I want a Mommy Makeover…but I’m not sure what it is!” is something the cosmetic surgeons and staff of Austin-Weston often hear.
Did you know that cosmetic injectables like Botox®, JUVÉDERM®, VOLUMA™ and more can be used before cosmetic surgery, after cosmetic surgery, and in some cases, instead of cosmetic surgery?
According to annual statistics released by The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), in 2013, the number of cosmetic procedures for women increased over 471% from 1997.
Cosmetic surgery can be a deeply gratifying experience, creating beautiful results and fulfilling lifelong dreams and personal goals of personal appearance.
Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery offers many no-downtime or short-downtime procedures and treatments to get you looking and feeling your best.
The experienced plastic surgeons of Austin-Weston, The Center are known nationally and internationally for their advanced, innovative cosmetic surgery techniques and excellent results.
“Cosmetic surgery is personal, it’s emotional, it’s way beyond the physical. It addresses the essence of how people feel about themselves."
Depending on your anatomy and the look you want, you and your Austin-Weston Center surgeon may choose saline or silicone implants for your breast augmentation.
With the more relaxed pace of the season, it can be the perfect time to have procedures that have a short recovery time but make a big impact on how you look and feel!
Plastic surgery for men of all ages isn’t just a passing trend – it’s here to stay as more men want to feel better, look better, and improve their quality of life.
If you do something 1,000 times, if you have 10,000 hours of experience doing something, you’ll become very good at it.”
First, some basics. Did you know that a plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery and a “cosmetic specialist” can be very different things?
Did you know that our board-certified plastic surgeons recommend having surgery at least 2-3 months before a big event?
Everyone wants full, shapely, well-defined lips, and lip augmentation injections can be a great option to enhance the volume and shape of the lips.
Did you know that our skilled board-certified plastic surgeons each perform, on average, four times as many facial rejuvenation and liposuction procedures as other cosmetic plastic surgeons?
Cosmetic surgery tourism packages may seem like a bargain, but the real costs, financial and otherwise, can be considerable.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Byron D. Poindexter says, "That just because a nose looks good on a runway, it may not be a fit for your face."
“A face that is balanced is at the core of my overall aesthetic philosophy; I like things that are classic, elegant and proportional. I don’t believe in following trends."
“For those whose everyday personal, professional and social lives are disrupted by constant and visible underarm sweating, miraDry® is a game-changer.”
At The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery, our experienced plastic surgeons are experts in refining and reshaping the nose. Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job,” can change the overall appearance of the face in a way that is as
If you’ve spent significant time worshipping the sun or smoking – or if you have a full life that shows on your face – now is the right time to re-set the aging clock.
A Mommy Makeover, a combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy state, can refresh a patient’s face—and life—as well.
What’s a “Mommy Makeover”? The truth is that this combination of plastic surgery procedures is highly unique to the individual. Each Mommy Makeover is a multi-faceted jewel that is as different as the women who choose to have one.
"While many people are familiar with lip augmentation and lip injections, a Lip Lift is very different," says Dr. Weston. "You can lift lips just as you can lift a face.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform a full range of eye-area cosmetic surgery, including upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), also known as an “eye lift.”
The surgeons at Austin-Weston feel that one of the most important functions of cosmetic surgery is to create a harmony or a ‘truth’ between what is seen on the outside and what is felt on the inside.
Cosmetic surgery continues to grow in popularity and acceptance. Where once having a cosmetic procedure would have raised a few non-botoxed eyebrows, now plastic surgery is becoming a part of mainstream America.