At the Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we invite you to make your surgery as healthy an experience as possible. Although you can be assured that Dr. Bassichis and his staff will take excellent care of you throughout the entire surgical process, there are many things that you can do as the patient to facilitate your best and healthiest healing. Our approach to a healthy surgery incorporates selected recommended homeopathic remedies to promote recovery including Arnica Montana.

Known for its mind and body healing properties, the herb Arnica has been harvested for centuries from the mountain pastures and lowland marshes of Europe and North America. The perennial plant with orange-yellow, daisy-like flowers has a pleasant spicy smell and is renowned for its curative and restorative powers.  Arnica can significantly decrease healing time associated with plastic surgery and injection therapies. The plant’s ingredients (flavanoids, carotenoids, phenols, lactones, etc.) act on capillaries, veins, and skin to produce a range of anti-inflammatory, anti-swelling, analgesic (pain-relieving), and anti-bruising effects.  Arnica Montana is also referred to Mountain Tobacco, Mountain Arnica, Common Arnica, Leopard’s Bane and Sneezewort.

Happy Healing from your staff at ADVANCED.


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Do you love self tanner? Here at ADVANCED we actually have a love-hate relationship with the stuff.
Yes, sunless tanners are the ultimate healthy alternative to baking on a lounge chair by the pool sans sunscreen (horror) or indoor tanning beds (horror of horrors!), but many studies indicate that people who use self-tanners may still be unhealthy about skin protection.
According to a recent study, experts are concerned that self tanners may significantly undermine how people view the dangers of tanning. In other words, when their skin gets a little brown from self-tanner, they may be more apt to go outside without sunscreen.
Since self-tanners do not provide any sun protection, this is a significant problem. In fact, in a major study conducted by the Archives of Dermatology, researchers found that those who used sunless tanning products were more likely to also frequent tanning salons. In other words, tanning breeds more tanning–of all kinds, healthy or not. So please avoid the sun and tanning bed, but if you want to enjoy a sunless tan, please promise to wear sunscreen too. Now that would be a healthy tan.
Final Thought: the incidence of skin cancer is rising at an alarming rate. And a primary cause of skin cancers…ultraviolet (a.k.a. sun) exposure. Therefore UV avoidance and good sunscreen—specifically a broad-spectrum UVA and UVB, water-resistant formula with a minimum SPF 30 applied every day (even on cloudy days)—are the top things you can do to prevent skin cancer.

Beautifully yours,
Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation. www.advancedfacialplastic.com

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With facelift surgery, Dallas patients can rejuvenate their appearance in a natural-looking and attractive way.

Dr. Benjamin Bassichis—a skilled facelift surgeon, Dallas plastic surgeon, and head and neck specialist—has helped hundreds of patients achieve this goal. Exclusively specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, Dr. Bassichis uses the latest techniques, high-quality care that emphasizes patient safety, and a conservative approach that restores beauty.

Often, people have a lot of questions about the process and the results of facelift surgery. Dallas patients can learn more about the procedure below.

About Facelifts

As we age, our face shifts down from the upper part of our face. This can result in a sagging, tired, or jowly appearance.

Facelift surgery addresses these signs of aging in the lower third of the face. The procedure adds additional support for the underlying structure of the face, and removes excess skin to offer a more toned contour. The result is a smoother, younger appearance.

The most successful facelifts restore the facial features to their youthful position without stretching them out of their naturally-occurring location. Each facelift performed by Dr. Bassichis is personalized to suit the patient’s individual characteristics, and each procedure must provide balance to achieve the overall appearance of healthy rejuvenated image.

Dr. Bassichis’ Approach

Dr. Bassichis offers options for customization in multiple aspects of facelift surgery to achieve highly customized beautiful results. Dallas patients discuss these options as part of their consultation; clear communication, experienced medical guidance, and a supportive enjoyable environment all characterize the experience.

Dr. Bassichis offers a variety of clinically proven surgical and nonsurgical options to provide patients greater individuality and flexibility in their facelift procedure. Options include minimally-invasive procedures such as the MiniLift and state-of-the-art Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing to a complete facelift operation as well as injectables such as Botox or Restylane.

The Procedure and Recovery

Your facelift surgery will take place at an accredited Dallas private surgery center with a large, highly-skilled team. Dr. Bassichis uses only MD anesthethiologists to attend to your safety and comfort throughout your procedure. With our skilled physicians we can tailor your anesthesia preferences as well. You will have a chance to talk with Dr. Bassichis, your physician anesthesiologist, and other medical providers before the procedure so that you can ask any additional questions you may have.

Dr. Bassichis’ facelift uses advanced techniques that lift and reposition the facial tissues and remove excess skin. The incisions are hidden in folds or creases to create more natural-looking and attractive results.

Many patients are released the same day of their procedure, though some prefer to stay overnight for comfort. The ADVANCED team provides excellent care throughout your stay as well as during the many follow-up visits that help us track your healthy recovery. We ensure that you are healing as expected, and we recommend options for optimizing your results at each stage.

Learn more about facelift surgery. Dallas patients are encouraged to contact us at (972) 774-1777 or email us at DrBassichis@advancedfacialplastic.com.

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The decision to have any kind of plastic surgery shouldn’t be entered into lightly, as an elective alteration to your face or body is a serious medical matter. From Botox injections to eyelid surgery to full facelifts, when choosing the right physician for your facial care, trust, training, and expertise are everything. Our faces represent our unique identity and are the source of our communication and expression to the world. When choosing a physician to care for your face, advocate for your health and safety by selecting the correct physician for your procedure. The Texas Medical Board is an outstanding source to understand your physicians’ credentials (www.tmb.state.tx.us).

All plastic surgeons are physicians have undergone many years of education and training including college and medical school. After 20 years of education the physician applies for a residency in their chosen specialty. General Plastic surgeons have successfully completed five years of general surgery training concentrating on abdominal surgery followed by one to two years of plastic surgery covering the entire body as well as the face.  Most facial plastic surgeons do their residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery which entails one to two years of general surgical training, followed by four to six years of specialty training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency, the physician focuses exclusively on the anatomy, pathology, surgery, and aesthetics for face, head, and neck.

Select plastic or Head and Neck surgeons with special interest in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery then compete for one of the few and coveted facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowships. This is a full-year program offering a unique opportunity to personally study and be mentored by a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive master surgeon. Many facial plastic surgeons go still further and sit for a two-day written board examination and one-day oral examination given by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. That prestigious certifying board requires not only successful completion of the examination, but also peer review of hundreds of surgeries performed by the applicant. Only surgeons previously certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and/or the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery may be certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. It is the high level of excellence and meticulous training that forms the foundation of trust, expertise, and knowledge in this special class of surgeons trained to care for our faces.

As it can sometime be confusing or misleading, when researching your doctor’s board certification, please keep the following information in mind when choosing a plastic surgeon for your face. These are some clarifying facts regarding American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS):

The large overall governing body for board certification in the United States is the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) which has 24 medical specialty boards, including the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

The American Board of Plastic Surgery (www.abplsurg.org) is the board overseeing the training and qualifications of general plastic surgeons. The ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgery) and the ASEPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) are the two main societies of Plastic Surgeons.  The members of ABPS, ASPS, ASEPS are Plastic Surgeons also known as general plastic surgeons.

Boards are not the same as societies or academies. Boards are the governing bodies responsible for examination and training qualifications. Academies and societies are primarily membership groups concentrating more on educational meetings and marketing. 

The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ABO) and all of its members are certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in the exact same manner as the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

The American Board of Plastic Surgery certifies its members to perform plastic surgery on the entire body under the authority of the ABMS.

The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and its subspecialty board American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) certifies its members to perform plastic surgery of the head and neck (Facial plastic surgery) under the authority of the ABMS.  Many facial plastic surgeons are also members of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) dedicated to education, research, and a Code of Ethics for its specialized, board certified members who focus on surgery of the face, head, and neck (www.aafprs.org).
?The only two ABMS boards (out of 24 member boards) certifying its members to perform plastic surgery are the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Otolaryngology/American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABO/ABFPRS).

The American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (and its subspecialty board the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) are responsible for maintaining high standards and safety criteria for their members performing plastic surgery on the entire body and face respectively.

Understand your physicians credentials: there are hundreds of “named” cosmetic surgery academies and societies but only surgeons truly credentialed by American Board of Plastic Surgery and/or American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (and its sub-specialty board American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) are board certified to perform your plastic surgery procedures. Some plastic surgeons also enter aspects of the field through board certified training in other specialties, including ophthalmology and dermatology.

Only the ABPS and ASPS recommend that your surgeon be certified only by them. If you are seeking plastic surgery on your body then your surgeon should be certified by them. However, if you are seeking facial plastic surgery, your surgeon can be certified by the ABPS or the ABO/ABFPRS.

Just because your surgeon is board certified it does not guarantee a safe and successful outcome. However, board certification is the most basic and minimal criteria to start evaluating your surgeon. The rest depends on training, skill, experience, judgment, talent, and ethics, among other qualities.

At ADVANCED, we want you to advocate for your best Facial Health and Beauty by choosing the best physician for you.

Beautifully yours,
Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation. www.advancedfacialplastic.com

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Did you know that the oldest our 76 million baby boomer population will begin turning 70 in 2016. And if there’s a strong unique trait in our boomers, it is their intense motivation to stay healthy and appear young and fit. This healthy lifestyle is therefore going to become a central part of what used to be known as our senior citizen population. Studies have supported the adage that ‘you’re as young as you feel’ – and look. We encourage all our patients OF ALL AGES to maintain a positive attitude as well as their best appearance. There is no medical reason for healthy older patients to forgo the option of elective cosmetic surgery. Dr. Bassichis is dedicated to excellent results as well as the safest and healthiest healthy surgery for his patients of all ages and demographics. Here at ADVANCED, it is our privilege to help our older adults look as young as they feel and maintain their self-esteem and self-confidence.

ADVANCED hearts Boomers!

p.s. and remember the number will stay our little secret! 😉

Beautifully yours,
Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation. www.advancedfacialplastic.com

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14755 Preston Road Ste 110 Dallas Texas, 75254