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What’s The Best Age For A Facelift?

As we age, it’s inevitable that we start to see unwanted changes to our face that make us look older than we feel or act. Common signs of facial aging are loss of skin elasticity, loss of volume, some bony loss. All of these contribute to the sagging tissue we don’t want to see inRead More

Rhinoplasty- Mastering the most complex surgery

I’m here in Orlando attending the Advances in Rhinoplasty course, which prompted me to think about why I wanted to attend.  It’s almost unanimously felt by all facial plastic and plastic surgeons that rhinoplasty is the most complex surgery in our field.  Every nose is different.  Meticulous attention to detail, surgical finesse, and intimate knowledgeRead More

Botox and Fillers for Chinese People

I’ve written about ethnic cosmetic treatments (such as rhinoplasty) in past. I thought I would focus a bit more on injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers for a specific group—the Chinese. China has the world’s largest population, and few people realize that its people are made up of over fifty ethnic groups. By far,Read More

Lip Lifts – An Overlooked Procedure to Complement Facelifts

It’s easy to notice facial aging when your jowls start to sag, and the rest of your face seems to drop. Today, dermal fillers, neuromodulators like Botox injections, lasers, threads are all procedures that can help make you look more refreshed. However, everyone at some point will have enough aging signs that a facelift inRead More

What’s Better? Thread Lift or Mini Facelift?

One of the first areas of concern people have with aging is the drooping of the corners of your mouth. This sagging makes you look sad, tired and old. You may find yourself pulling on your cheeks to improve this deformity. While traditionally a surgical lift is the ideal technique to rejuvenate this area, majorityRead More

Three Reasons to Get a Mini-Facelift

As we age, loss of skin elasticity and volume will lead to sagging tissue. While many non-surgical options exist to rejuvenate the face, at some point, you may feel like surgery may be the best option. But a facelift procedure can be a daunting decision for many people—the idea of cutting open your face withRead More

When Should I Get A Hair Transplant?

For many San Antonio men, hair loss is unavoidable. In fact, if we live long enough, almost all men will lose hair. To what extent and how fast is dependent on our genes. If you are experiencing hair loss, you might ask when is the best time to get a hair transplant. The answer reallyRead More

Facial Plastic Surgeons vs. Plastic Surgeons

If you’re considering getting plastic surgery for your face, you will discover there are a lot of choices for surgeons. The most common consideration will likely be plastic surgeons. Most people tend to think plastic surgeons because that is who they think of for all things related to cosmetic surgery. That’s understandable. The popularity ofRead More

Surgical vs Non-Surgical Lip Augmentation

The influence of such popular social media and entertainment celebrities (like the Kardashians) has been a major reason for the increase in lip augmentation. We see many patients coming in asking for lip injections to look like their favorite star. It’s not that these stars created a new beauty standard. Voluminous lips have always beenRead More

Three Ways to Maximize Your Trough Filler

Bags under your eyes are one of the most common complaints we see in our practice. I had previously written about treatment options, and today I wanted to comment on specific ways you can optimize filler results. Injecting the tear troughs is a very challenging procedure and should be done by expert injectors with experienceRead More