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Recent Posts by Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS

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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Hair Loss in Women: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Losing your hair can be extremely nerve-wracking, whether you notice patches of thinning hair when you look in the mirror or see more lost hair on your brush or in the shower. But if you’re experiencing it, you’re not alone.

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The Best Cosmetic Procedures to Have in Your 50s

Those of us in our fabulous 50s are looking and feeling better than ever before. Of course, our 50s are also a time when new signs of aging start to reveal themselves. The good news is, there are surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures that combat problem areas and help you look and feel your best in your 50s and beyond!

Let’s explore some of the common issues people face in their 50s, as well as the surgical and nonsurgical options to address those areas of concern.

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Expert Answers to Your Common Facelift Questions

When you love the way you look, your self-confidence soars. You feel strong, healthy, and capable of anything. 

 Aging is inevitable. Over time you may have noticed that your skin begins to loosen, crows feet appear, fine forehead lines become creases, and your jawline softens into jowls. Beneath the chin, another chin, or vertical folds appear at the front of the neck.

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Scars and Plastic Surgery: The 101 on How to Minimize Scars

You’ve been considering a cosmetic procedure that would no doubt be a life-changing and transformative experience. And although you’re excited to move forward, there are a few areas of concern holding you back—one of which is the potential for scarring.

Scars are naturally a concern for many patients considering plastic surgery. However, you may be surprised to discover the multitude of ways that scarring can be minimized or prevented after a cosmetic procedure. Fortunately, in the hands of an experienced specialist, scars can be reduced until they are barely perceptible, or even invisible. 

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A Comparison: Medical-Grade vs. Over-the-Counter Skincare Products

Of course you want to look and feel your best—and your skincare routine plays a significant role in making that happen. What you choose to put on your skin on a daily basis is a major factor in keeping it healthy, happy, and youthful for years to come.

But with so many skincare products on the market—both medical-grade and over-the-counter (OTC) options available—it can be really difficult to narrow down your choices. The global skincare industry continues to grow rapidly, with an increasing number of breakthrough products hitting the shelves (and pharmacies) each year.

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Round 2: When To Consider Revision Rhinoplasty?

You spent months saving up and studying before and after photos, planning for the plastic surgery that would give you the nose of your dreams. After a lifetime of wishing your nose looked different, you finally pulled the trigger and had the procedure done. The only problem now that you’ve recovered is that the results are not what you expected.

Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is the surgical solution for reshaping the nose to improve its appearance and function. The procedure is very common—it is one of the top five cosmetic procedures, with more than 213,000 performed in 2018 alone.

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8 Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures for Men

Aging is a natural and universal part of life—men and women alike want to continue to look and feel their best as they age. Contrary to the common misconception that only women have cosmetic treatments, there are several nonsurgical procedures for men.

Nowadays, there are modern nonsurgical treatment options with little to no downtime and very few risks, an increasing number of men are getting cosmetic procedures done each year. In fact, the 2018 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed that more than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2018, and that number is on the rise.

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Why the Cost of Plastic Surgery Shouldn't Be the First Question You Ask

Plastic surgery can be a truly transformative experience, both inside and out—and not only for the rich and famous.

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Blepharoplasty 101: Everything You Need to Know About Eyelid Surgery

You’re still happy, youthful, and energetic, but over time you’ve noticed that your eyes are beginning to tell a different story. Lately you’ve found yourself staring into the mirror and pulling back loose, sagging skin around your eyelids, wishing your appearance reflected how you feel inside. And to top it off, people are constantly asking if you’re tired—even right after a full night’s rest.

Sound all too familiar? The good news is that there are several cosmetic procedures available to improve the appearance and function of the eyes. And blepharoplasty is one of the most effective and beneficial of them all.

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