There are many things that patients should consider with regard to the healing process after facelift surgery. Let's take a moment right now to go over the basics.
Wound healing is a complex process that takes time. A surgical scar is the visible part of the scar tissue that results after the skin incision (wound) heals. This is the type of healing that is of most concern to patients – the visible scar. As I have discussed in a previous blog post (here), there is no such thing as scar-less surgery, and plastic surgeons can only minimize and mitigate scarring, not eliminate it. (Click on title for full post)
Before you undergo eyelid surgery, be sure to understand the side effects and risks that may result.
Know how the profile and shape of your breast implants will affect the outcome of your augmentation.
For many plastic surgery procedures, it helps if the patient can get an idea of what they will look like after the procedure, as opposed to looking at photos of what other people look like after a similar procedure. I’ve used photo morphing for years, both 2-dimensional (2D) and 3-dimensional (3D). (click title for full post)
Know what to expect after tummy tuck surgery with this overview of the tummy tuck recovery timeline.
Learn how skin irregularities may form after liposuction treatment, and what you can do to avoid such complications.
Millions of patients undergo facelifts every year but, as with any surgery, you should educate yourself about facelift side effects.
If large breasts are a problem for you, learn about some of the ins and outs regarding breast reduction insurance coverage.
Breast reduction surgery is a great option to improve body shape, and it can even be used to address neck, back, and shoulder pain. Read on to find out why this is.
Do you ever see someone (or someone in the mirror) with a bump on their face? Maybe a dark bump. Big and raised. Think Aaron Neville, but maybe not that extreme.
I often wonder why people go through life with a bump like that, when removing it takes about 10 minutes under local anesthesia. Yes, sure, maybe it’s now part of their identity, maybe they were teased about it when they were younger, and now they’re OK with it. Fine. I remember an anesthesiologist I worked with years ago who was Chinese-American. He had a sizeable mole on his neck, and out of it grew a verrrry loooong hair. Apparently good luck. Cultural thing, I get it.
When talking about pigmented lesions, the obvious concern is cancer, which is appropriate for a whole different discussion. But most nevi (moles).... (click title for full post)
Liposuction can get rid of excess fat, producing better contours along most areas of the body. Here are a few of the more common areas of liposuction for our patients.
Learn how the MACS technique can bring subtle but effective results without a full, traditional facelift procedure.
Now is the time to treat your cellulite! Yes, there is a treatment that can improve cellulite, usually with only one treatment, and with long lasting effects. It’s called CellulazeTM and we have been treating cellulite with it in Santa Barbara for a year. This is a minimally invasive treatment which means that it is surgical but with tiny holes that don’t even require a stitch. There is some significant bruising that can last for weeks, and the results take 6 months to fully manifest. This is why now is the perfect time to do it, while you can cover your thighs and be ready for the warmer shorts and bikini weather in the spring.
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts after pregnancy, here’s how an augmentation procedure can help you.
Patients seeking liposuction can gain additional benefits from the tumescent technique, as offered by Dr. Douglas Mackenzie.
Enjoy the less invasive, effective results provided by a mini tummy tuck procedure.
Excessive underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis) can be effectively treated in Santa Barbara with a minimally invasive procedure. Learn about the issues and options for treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis... (click on title)