Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery Blog

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The Magic of Facial Fat Transfer (Before and After Photos)

The quest for youthful, radiant skin has inspired innovation in many facial procedures, from facelifts to laser skin resurfacing. These advances include the evolution of specialized dermal fillers to address early signs of aging. Many people, though, are searching for longer-lasting, more natural alternatives. That’s why facial fat transfer is gaining traction as both an …

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Is CO2 Laser Treatment Right for You? Everything You Need To Know

Reflecting on your skin's appearance can make you wonder if there's a way to turn back the clock on aging, sun damage, or scars. If these concerns resonate with you, CO2 laser resurfacing might be the treatment you've been searching for. At Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery, we understand the importance of feeling comfortable in your …

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5 Top Options for Face Slimming Treatment

Sculpted cheekbones and an angular, well-defined jawline create a triangular or heart-shaped face---an aesthetic ideal. That's why surgical and nonsurgical face slimming treatments, including buccal fat removal, are among the most popular cosmetic procedures at our facial plastic surgery practice. To achieve your face-slimming goals, we often combine treatments to target various areas. Here's a …

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5 Unexpected Uses for Dermal Fillers (Hint: Fillers Aren’t Just for Your Face)

While dermal fillers have been a popular go-to for men and women who want to look more refreshed without surgery, you may be surprised—and intrigued—to learn they have additional benefits beyond plumping your lips or contouring your face (although we perform plenty of those treatments, too!). As an experienced injector and a double board-certified facial …

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What Is a Deep Plane Facelift?

If you're searching online to learn more about facelift surgery, chances are you've come across phrases such as "deep plane," "SMAS," "thread lift," and other confusing names. The multiple facelift techniques available mean you have options, which is generally good. But knowing which approach is right for you requires the expertise of a plastic surgeon …

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What Does Upper Blepharoplasty Recovery Look Like?

Upper blepharoplasty creates a more alert, rested appearance for men and women bothered by sagging upper eyelids. It's among the most popular cosmetic procedures performed at our facial plastic surgery practice because it's a relatively straightforward surgery that involves minimal incisions and remarkable results. Recovery is one of the primary concerns of people considering upper …

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Your Best Laser Skin Resurfacing Guide for Fall

As summer winds down, we see an uptick in patients scheduling laser skin resurfacing treatments at our plastic surgery practice—and for good reason. Laser skin resurfacing allows us to “zap” skin imperfections like wrinkles and scars while refreshing tired, dull skin damaged by the summer sun. If you want smoother, fresher-looking skin and you're considering …

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How To Get a Better Jawline With Chin Augmentation Surgery

When it comes to achieving a defined jawline, most people will think about makeup contouring, dermal fillers, fat reduction treatments, and even nonsurgical skin tightening. While these methods can be beneficial, few can rival the impact of chin augmentation surgery. Chin augmentation balances the two components of facial harmony: proportion and projection. A weak chin …

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What Age Is Best To Start Fillers?

To maintain a youthful appearance for as long as possible, injectable cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers can be an excellent anti-aging measure. Fillers are designed to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines and add volume to areas that have lost plumpness over time. But what's the best age to start using them? What Can …

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Does a Neck Lift Get Rid of Jowls?

What’s the worst thing about facial aging, and why is it jowls? As we age, the muscles in our lower cheeks weaken and our skin loses its elasticity. Gravity pulls the skin, fat, and muscle down, creating bags that soften the jawline. While a few wrinkles or lines can be annoying, jowls tend to be …

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