Tummy Tucks vs. Liposuction: Which is Right for You?

2022-11-10T20:53:08+00:00November 10, 2022|

Overview of Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Patients often wonder if they should get a tummy tuck, liposuction, or some combination of the two. The answer to this question isn't always black and white; it varies depending on multiple factors that we will explore in greater detail below. The amount of excess skin and fat you have is one of the key factors in deciding which procedure to choose. If most of your problem area is extra skin, a tummy tuck will give you the best results. But if there's not much loose skin and mostly just fatty tissue, liposuction might [...]

The Difference Between a Plastic Surgeon and Cosmetic Surgeon

2022-07-20T19:44:57+00:00April 26, 2022|

While the terms “plastic surgeon” and “cosmetic surgeon” often get used interchangeably, they’re not the same. In fact, there are significant differences between plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons. If you’re in the market for an aesthetic procedure, it’s important to familiarize yourself with how these two types of professionals differ. Keep reading to find out. Qualifications for Plastic Surgeons and Cosmetic Surgeons Plastic surgeons are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, one of the 24 medical specialty boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Cosmetic surgeons, on the other hand, have not earned certification from the [...]

Red Flags to Look For When Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

2022-04-12T19:20:45+00:00February 15, 2022|

Not all plastic surgeons who perform cosmetic surgery are created equal. In fact, there are many differences among them. That’s why it's important to choose the right surgeon for your unique needs. By doing so, you can ensure you’re happy with your results. If you meet with a plastic surgeon and notice any of the red flags below, you might want to consider looking elsewhere. No Board Certification or Board Certification in Something Other Than Plastic Surgery You may be surprised to learn that it’s legal for anyone with a medical license to perform cosmetic surgery. The most highly trained [...]

Lose Fat and Look Great this Spring

2022-01-04T19:48:22+00:00January 4, 2022|

Does your New Year’s Resolution include looking and feeling your best by spring or summer? There are cosmetic solutions such as liposuction and a tummy tuck that can help you toward your goals! January is a great time to consider your options during a cosmetic consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. To achieve your best body, there are many ways to reduce fat pockets and reshape problem areas to fit into your favorite clothes or swimsuits. Sometimes diet and exercise are not enough to reduce the small pockets of stubborn fat most commonly found in your midsection and thighs. Liposuction [...]

What questions should I ask my plastic surgeon?

2021-11-30T15:56:53+00:00November 30, 2021|

You’ll achieve the best results from plastic or cosmetic surgery if you and your plastic surgeon communicate openly during your initial consultation. An understanding of your goals, expectations and motivation are essential to a successful partnership between you and your surgeon. This collaboration helps in setting realistic expectations which both of you can use to determine whether plastic surgery is the right choice for you. Here are some important questions to ask during your consultation: Are you board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery? All members of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons are board certified by the [...]

7 Facts vs Myths of Plastic Surgery

2021-10-13T13:42:26+00:00October 13, 2021|

Plastic Surgery creates mental images of movie stars undergoing various procedures to make themselves look younger and more attractive. It is often perceived as only aesthetic procedures; however, plastic surgery encompasses both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Helping patients look their best as they recover from injury or cancer is an important part of Plastic Surgery and is a significant component of the extensive training plastic surgeons receive. What are some facts versus myths of plastic surgery? Myth #1: Plastic surgeries are only cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery is divided into two categories: cosmetic and reconstructive. Popular cosmetic surgeries (rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, [...]

What’s the Difference between a Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon?

2021-08-24T20:47:49+00:00August 24, 2021|

The largest difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon is that a plastic surgeon has at least six years of surgical training and experience, with at least two years specifically dedicated to plastic surgery whereas a cosmetic surgeon is typically a physician whose specialty training is in another area of medicine who has decided to add cosmetic surgery to his or her practice. An educated patient will make smart choices towards safety and a successful procedure. To be sure you have selected a surgeon with the surgical training and experience needed to perform cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery, [...]

Educational Event helps Dallas Plastic Surgery Patients

2021-08-04T15:59:46+00:00August 4, 2021|

Members of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons gathered recently to advance their education and continue their ongoing commitment to plastic surgery training, patient safety, and education. The mission of the society is to further the advancement of knowledge and patient safety in plastic surgery, confer on common interests, and promote camaraderie amongst Dallas area board-certified plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The DSPS members met for dinner, fellowship, and to learn from speakers; Dr. William P. Adams Jr., an Associate Clinical Professor of UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and Dr. Steven R. [...]

What are Options for My Aging Neck?

2021-01-19T19:39:47+00:00January 19, 2021|

A neck lift is a long-lasting option for improving the visible signs of aging in the neck and jawline. A neck lift is a surgical procedure that should be performed by a highly trained, board-certified plastic surgeon. For more subtle results, nonsurgical options, such as a combination of injectables and laser treatments, can be considered as a good option for the right patient. After a cosmetic consultation, your plastic surgeon may recommend a combination of both surgical and nonsurgical options to restore your youthful appearance. The most noticeable signs of aging of the neck begin in the 40s or 50s [...]

See Beyond the End of Your Nose with Rhinoplasty

2020-12-31T17:04:23+00:00December 31, 2020|

People decide to get cosmetic or functional nose reshaping surgery – medically known as rhinoplasty – for various reasons, ranging from straightening a broken nose to fixing a breathing issue. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nose jobs are one of the most-popular plastic surgeries. In 2019, more than 207,000 procedures were performed. Patients pursuing cosmetic rhinoplasty often say that asymmetry is something they want to fix. For instance, a nose that leans too far to the left or right can draw unwanted attention from the rest of the face. There are various ways that a board-certified plastic [...]

Facial Enhancement Procedures That Can Make A Big Difference

2020-12-16T12:10:17+00:00December 16, 2020|

This era of unflattering video calls is the perfect time to consider facial enhancement procedures that can create a lifted, youthful appearance. There are numerous procedures and treatments that a board-certified plastic surgeon can implement to improve aesthetics for the face. Some that can make the most impact include treatments or surgeries that address the forehead, cheeks, lips and chin. Here’s a breakdown of some of the options available: Brow lift: Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift can reduce wrinkles, improve frown lines and raise sagging skin that hood the eyebrows. There are several types of procedures, [...]

What Age Can I Get a Facelift?

2020-11-10T17:31:38+00:00November 10, 2020|

Instead of turning back the clock in their 60s or 70s, many facelift patients today are deciding to stop the clock several decades earlier in their 40s and 50s. Younger people are increasingly having facelifts to assure they never actually look like they need a facelift. Patients under the age of 54 accounted for 34% of the 123,685 facelifts performed in the United States in 2019. Their relative youth at the time of their surgery provides some advantages, such as less tissue to be repositioned or adjusted and a quicker recovery time. A facelift, or rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure [...]

Can I Recover from Eyelid Surgery Before the Holidays?

2020-10-15T13:16:28+00:00October 15, 2020|

The delicate skin of the upper and lower eyelids can gradually sag with age, resulting in eyes that look tired. A board-certified plastic surgeon can perform eyelid lift surgery, known as a blepharoplasty, to address the signs of aging around your eyes. Your recovery time will be about one month, which means there is still time to have the procedure performed before the holidays! Even if you are celebrating on Zoom, you can have youthful looking eyes by Thanksgiving or Christmas! Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate lax tissue around the eyes, creating a brighter, more awake look. [...]

Fat Transfers Enhance and Add Volume to the Face and Body

2020-09-02T19:40:46+00:00September 2, 2020|

Fat transfers are changing the face of plastic surgery. While plastic surgeons have long been extracting fat from the stomach or thighs to inject into breasts and buttocks, the latest trend is to use similar techniques to add a youthful fullness to the face. Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, helps to revitalize and rejuvenate skin quality while adding fullness to the injection site. Surgeons remove a patient’s own fat from a donor location and inject it into a spot that could benefit from some volume. Increasingly, fat transfers are accompanying facelift procedures to increase volume in such areas [...]

Mommy Makeovers Help Women Get Back Their Pre-Baby Bodies

2020-07-07T19:50:57+00:00July 7, 2020|

Pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding can cause many changes to a woman’s body. Enter the “Mommy Makeover,” which plastic surgeons developed as a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures to help women get back their pre-baby shape. The Mommy Makeover involves a combination of procedures performed as a single or multiple staged surgery designed to address physical changes that mothers often experience. The makeovers can also be performed for women who have lost significant weight. The procedures included can address such issues as loss of volume in breasts, loose skin, and a flabby tummy, and correct weak or separated abdominal muscles. Each [...]

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