I want to smooth out my jowls and laugh lines

Question: I want to smooth out my jowls and laugh lines, but do not want surgery. Do you have injectable fillers that can be used in this area of the face? Answer: Yes, we can use injectable fillers such as Juvederm Ultra or Restylane or Perlane, as well as Radiesse in these areas of the […]

I am 58 and I feel I look pretty good for my age

Question: I am 58 and I feel I look pretty good for my age. Everyone always thinks that I am younger. However, the past year or so my neck has begun to get really saggy. What are my options for improving the contour of my neck? Answer: I think you have several options regarding trying […]

Do you have any alternative options for facelift for patients that have a heart condition?

Yes, there are certainly options for patients that are not healthy enough to undergo general anesthesia specifically regarding their lower face. Standard facelifts or certainly extended SMAS deep place facelifts are typically performed in the operating room setting under either deep sedation or general anesthesia. Options for patients that are not healthy enough to undergo […]

Do mini facelifts cost less?

Yes, mini facelifts definitely cost less than your standard facelift for several reasons. One reason is that mini facelifts are typically performed in an office setting under local anesthesia and therefore there is no need for the cost of a surgical center, hospital, or anesthesia provider. Secondly, a mini facelift is exactly what it sounds […]

How risky is jowl liposuction?

In experienced hands, jowl liposuction has very little risk; however, in inexperienced hands, jowl liposuction can cause irregularities or depressions that would be extremely difficult to correct. When performing jowl liposuction, one has to be very judicious regarding the amount of fat that is removed and one has to feather the fat removal along the […]

I have been told the Botox is for the upper portion of the face and fillers are for the lower portion of the face. Is this true?

Overall this generalization about injectables is true.  Botox, for the most part, is very effective in the upper portion of the face including the forehead, glabella or area between the eyebrows, as well as the crow’s feet area where as fillers are more effective down in the area of the smile lines and lips and […]