Myth Busters: Is Botox a Filler?

Myth Busters: Is Botox a Filler?

It’s a common misconception that Botox does it all. Questions like “is Botox a filler?” come up often as people researching injectables try to make sense of the results that can and can’t be achieved with a treatment. We’re here to debunk myths and share the key similarities and differences between different types of injectables.

Here’s all you need to know about the differences between Botox and dermal fillers:

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Beyond Fillers: When To Consider a Surgical Lip Lift

Beyond Fillers: When To Consider a Surgical Lip Lift

Many of our facial plastic surgery patients come to us seeking full, luscious lips that create a more vibrant, youthful look. Both surgical and nonsurgical treatments can plump and rejuvenate your lips (and really your entire mouth region) for a natural, younger-looking appearance.

Learn all about the lip lift procedure, including key benefits and important factors to consider when making your decision.

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How Long Does a Chemical Peel Last?

How Long Does a Chemical Peel Last?

Chemical peels are a highly effective, nonsurgical way of achieving a glowing, youthful complexion—but what are the results like, can they be customized, and how long do the results of a chemical peel last? 

Let’s talk about chemical peels: the different types available, results you can expect, and how frequently you should return for treatment.

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Forehead Lift vs. Brow Lift: What's the Difference?

Forehead Lift vs. Brow Lift: What's the Difference?

The terms brow lift and forehead lift are generally used interchangeably. A brow lift or forehead lift refers to a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the upper one-third of the face. The upper one-third of the face encompasses the brows, horizontal forehead lines, vertical lines between the brows (the “11’s”), and oftentimes the position of the hairline itself.

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Facial Cosmetic Surgery The Benefits of Having More Than One Procedure at the Same Time

Facial Cosmetic Surgery: Benefits of Having More Than One Procedure at the Same Time

Many of the patients that we see for facial cosmetic surgery opt to have more than one procedure done at once—and there are many benefits to taking that approach. We’ve noticed that when patients move forward with only part of their recommended treatment plan, they’re sometimes not fully satisfied. Dr. Clevens, our specialist in facial plastic surgery, often compares getting one procedure done at a time to painting only half a room in your house. The job would be left unfinished and you would be far from satisfied with the results, right?

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Fact or Fiction: Debunking 6 Common Myths of Plastic Surgery

Living in a society with technology at your fingertips, you have the ability to constantly see people living their best lives and browse pictures of your younger or more fit self. These continuous reminders may have you wondering about different ways you can improve yourself. Or perhaps you know exactly what you want to change, but aren’t sure the best way to move forward and make your dreams become a reality.

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How Do You Know If You Need a Facelift?

How Do You Know If You Need a Facelift?

Facelifts have been the gold standard in facial rejuvenation for many years. With well-performed facelifts helping people look up to 10-15 years younger, it’s no surprise they remain one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for both men and women alike. In fact, 123,685 facelifts were performed in 2019 alone.

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, significantly reduces visible signs of aging in the face, correcting deep wrinkles, folds, jowls, and laxity to restore a firmer, tighter, more youthful appearance. If you’re like most people considering the procedure, you’re probably wondering, “How do you know if you need a facelift, and do I need one?”

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