Recent Posts by Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS

Hairline Lowering Surgery: The Hair Restoration Procedure Nobody is Talking About

Do you struggle with a thinning or receding hairline that makes you feel self-conscious about your appearance? Does it sometimes feel like you’re losing not only your hair but also part of your identity? 

If so, you’re far from alone; hair loss is a common struggle for men and women alike. In fact, it’s estimated that hair loss affects 50 million men and 30 million women in the U.S. alone. If you’re one of them, you’ve probably researched different hair restoration techniques, including our unique NeoGraft “MaxGraft” procedure and follicular unit extraction (FUE)—but there’s a good chance you haven’t heard about hairline lowering surgery and the excellent results it can provide for the right candidates. 

Below we provide an overview of hairline lowering surgery, with information on everything from risks and recovery to lasting end results.

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Top Outpatient Plastic Surgery Procedures with Little Downtime

Are you starting to notice new lines and wrinkles when you look in the mirror? If so, you’re far from alone. Aging is a natural part of life, and sometimes as we age we start to see small changes that may alter the way we look and feel. 

Advanced procedures such as facelifts are long-lasting and highly effective for addressing common concerns, but some patients may not be ready or may simply not be interested in pursuing a surgery with an extended recovery. Luckily, advancements in laser technology have introduced new facial rejuvenation procedures that help people achieve a more vibrant, youthful appearance without a significant recovery period.

This blog post will discuss two procedures that require very little downtime, highlighting what they entail, results you can expect, and why the recovery process is so swift.

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Real Patient Stories: Charlotte's Incredible Cosmetic Transformation

Cosmetic surgery is a life-changing and defining experience for so many patients—patients who are real people with their own stories, dreams, and goals for how they want to look and feel. In this article, we’ll share a real patient example, detailing Charlotte’s beautiful transformation (inside and out) following her weight loss and subsequent facial cosmetic surgery.

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Treating Hair Loss: Answers to 7 Common NeoGraft MaxGraft Hair Transplant Questions

Each year, millions of people struggle with hair loss and search for ways to treat it safely and effectively. Despite how common it is, losing your hair can make you feel like you’re losing your whole identify. The good news is that there are multiple treatment options available to help you regrow your hair and regain your confidence in the process—including nonsurgical options that are minimally invasive and highly effective for treating hair loss.

This blog post will address some of the most frequently asked questions related to the NeoGraft “MaxGraft” hair restoration procedure.

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Addressing Family Members' Concerns About Your Cosmetic Procedure

Millions of people explore cosmetic procedures to enhance their natural beauty and boost their confidence. Choosing to have a cosmetic procedure is a highly personal choice—but it’s a choice that some people close to you may not understand. This article will address the natural concerns a loved one may feel when their parent, partner, or family member is considering an elective cosmetic procedure.

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What Facial Plastic Surgery Can and Can’t Do for You

There are many benefits to having facial plastic surgery; it can easily address your areas of concern and help you appear 10-15 years younger. However, there are also a lot of things that facial plastic surgery cannot do—which is why it’s important you share your wishes with your surgeon and come into your consultation with the right expectations for your procedure’s outcome.

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Turn Back Time: 5 Ways a Facelift Can Improve Your Appearance

Aging skin is a natural part of life, and even if you follow the best skincare regimen and take all the recommended precautions, it’s unavoidable. A properly performed facelift is the gold standard treatment for reversing the most common signs of aging, leaving you looking up to 10-15 years younger—but is it the right procedure to meet your personal goals?

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Male Pattern Baldness: Your Options to Fight Thinning Hair

If you’ve started balding, you might feel like you’re losing a lot more than just your hair. Hair loss can feel like a major, unexpected change, hurting your confidence when you look in the mirror and even when you go to work. 

Sound all too familiar? If so, you’re not alone. According to the American Hair Loss Association, by the age of 50, up to 85 percent of men have significantly thinning hair. Male pattern baldness is a common struggle for older men, and some younger men also deal with this issue. Regardless of how common it is, most men who suffer from male pattern baldness are unhappy with their situation and wish they could find a permanent solution to help reverse it and get their confidence back. 

The good news is that there are a few options to help fight thinning hair. This blog post will focus on the different stages of male hair loss and the options available for hair restoration—including how much those treatments cost, how long they last, and who is a good candidate for the procedure.

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How to Stop or Reverse the Effects of Sun Damaged Skin

Living in the sunshine state, it can be challenging to stay away from those ultraviolet (UV) rays. Plus, who doesn’t love to get some vitamin D? But despite all the good the sun does for our mood, it can be quite damaging to our skin.

Whether you love to soak up the sun or mostly stick to the shade, the effects of sun damage can be significant—which is exactly why it’s necessary to take the proper precautions to protect your skin from UV rays. Here are some ways to stop or even reverse the effects of sun damage on skin.

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How Different Skin Types Affect the Aging Process

Your ethnicity and your skin’s type, color, and texture all play a part in how you age and what issues you may encounter down the road. Understanding the unique benefits and challenges associated with your skin type will help you prepare for what’s to come and take the right preventive measures to slow fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin and other signs of aging. This blog post will break down the different skin types and their typical aging process.

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