Facelift Surgery Dallas

A facelift can impede the onset of middle age, helping our patients to feel like a refreshed, younger version of themselves This procedure provides our patients with a boost of confidence, helping their appearance to represent the youthful energy that they still possess. For a better understanding of how a facelift turns back the clock, it helps to know exactly how we age and what it does to our face as time moves on.

The Effects of Aging on Your Face

We are all born with a certain amount of skin elasticity that begins to fade as soon as we reach our early 20s. The gradual slackening of skin contributes to the ever-changing shape of our face, leading to:

  • Wrinkles and lines forming in the corners of our mouths.
  • Excess skin hanging from our necks.
  • Fat accumulating around our chins.

By the time we reach our 40’s or 50’s, our appearance can begin to look completely different than how it once did from younger years.

Reversing the Effects of Middle Age

A facelift focuses on the lower face consisting of the chin, neck, cheeks (also known as jowls) and nasolabial folds. By making small incisions in the hairline, Dr. Bassichis can tighten muscles that have slackened over time and also remove unsightly fat that has accumulated in unwanted places, such as the chin and neck. When the procedure is complete, the lower third of the patient’s face will be more smooth and tighter than it has been in years.

Additional Procedures That Complement a Facelift

Because a facelift only addresses the lower third of the face, there are additional surgical procedures that can enhance the results of a facelift. Many Dallas patients have benefitted from combining the following procedures with a facelift for a full facial rejuvenation:

  • Brow lift: Tightening the area around the brow to raise the brows and smooth lines and wrinkles that can cause our patients to look upset or angry.
  • Eye lift: For patients with bags under their eyes or excess skin that droops into their line of vision, an eye lift opens up the eyes by removing skin and fat deposits to refocus attention on the eyes.
  • Dermal fillers/Fat grafting: In the years following a facelift, volume loss will continue as the effects of gravity continue to sag facial features. Dermal fillers offer the opportunity to maintain a facelift for longer time periods without losing the fresh new look.
  • CO2 Laser Resurfacing: These non-surgical treatments help with the overall texture by stimulating the collagen beneath the surface to provide more youthful looking skin.

During the consultation, Dr. Bassichis will perform an examination to determine the best approach – as well as eliminate any concerns that you may have regarding the process – of improving your appearance.

The Benefits of a Facelift

In addition to taking years of of your appearance, there are also several inherent benefits in the procedure. Facelifts can help to restore confidence and lost vitality by aligning your physical appearance with the way you feel.

As the premiere facelift expert in Dallas, Dr. Bassichis is committed to helping you choose the right option to successfully recapture that younger, more refreshed version of yourself.

To schedule your facelift consultation, contact our Dallas office at (972) 774-1777.

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Rhinoplasty Surgery Dallas

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for physical health, and sleep apnea is one of the leading causes for interrupted sleep. Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that obstructs one’s breathing during sleep and produces symptoms such as:

  • Loud snoring
  • Waking up from deep sleep
  • Pause in breathing
  • Exhaustion after a full night’s sleep

In its worst form, sleep apnea is a condition that threatens the lives of many Dallas patients. Septoplasty is the most effective and permanent way to stop the symptoms from affecting their quality of life.

How Septoplasty Can Cure Sleep Apnea

There are numerous types of sleep apnea, and septoplasty is one of the few procedures that can cure it for good. If a patient’s sleep apnea is caused by a nasal obstruction in one of the three key areas of their nose, then plastic surgery can help alleviate symptoms to the point where they almost completely disappear. These three areas are:

  • Septum: Separating the right and left sides with a wall of bone and tissue, if the septum is skewed off-center then it has the potential to cause breathing trouble. A septoplasty can adjust the position of the nasal septum, eliminating the cause of sleep apnea.
  • Turbinates: On the bottom left and right of the nostrils, the areas of tissue that flare out to the side are called turbinates. When too large, they can prevent airflow and lead to sleep apnea. A septoplasty reduces the size of the turbinates, restoring a normal flow of air and reducing the chances of developing sleep apnea.
  • Nasal valve: The upper bridge of a nose that narrows significantly is known as the nasal valve. When the nasal valve is too narrow, air cannot pass through and breathing is obstructed. A plastic surgeon can use cartilage to rebuild the nasal valve so that air can pass unobstructed.

During a consultation, Dr. Bassichis will explain the method of surgery recommended for your form of sleep apnea. In some cases a combination of these procedures will be used to remove all breathing obstructions for increased patient comfort.

Healing from a Septoplasty

The standard recovery time for a septoplasty is a few weeks. It is especially important to rest during this time and anticipate spending at least a week home from work, while sticking to mild activity. This will reduce the chances of swelling or any complications from arising after surgery. It will also give the best opportunity for the nose to heal without risking damage to this site.

To alleviate the discomfort from surgery, Dr. Bassichis recommends:

  • Taking medication as directed.
  • Holding off on strenuous physical activities such as running or sports for an average of two weeks.
  • Applying ice or frozen peas to the area around your nose to reduce swelling and minimize bruising.

After a few weeks it will be difficult to tell that you’ve even had surgery, however a full recovery from surgery can take up to a year.

To schedule your septoplasty surgery, call our Dallas office at (972) 774-1777 to get started with a consultation

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Facelift Dallas

 

A facelift is the perfect way to recapture ten or fifteen years that have slipped by with one simple procedure. But like most patients who come to Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, they are likely wondering how long to expect these results to last. Most of the results depends on the patient and how they care for their skin after the procedure.

Factors That Influence Your Facelift Results

Everyone knows that genetics play a large role in determining the way that people age, and some are luckier than others. But there are also factors within their control that can promote the optimal skin health needed to extend the results of a facelift. By refraining from these behaviors, patients will be more likely to look youthful many years after their facelift:

  • Smoking: Many people don’t recognize how detrimental smoking is, not only to their health, but also to their appearance. Smoking causes wrinkles to form and skin to become sallow and lackluster. Quit smoking before a facelift in order to gain a fresh start.
  • Weight fluctuation: Losing and gaining, gaining and losing – if a patient’s weight is unstable, it can cause jowls to form and skin to grow slack before its time. Maintaining a stable weight will not only be good for the body, but help the skin to stay supple for longer.
  • Sun without protection. The days of tanning for hours on end have ceased. To preserve skin from sun damage, stay out of the sun in the peak hours (10 am to 2 pm). When going outside, it is important to wear high SPF sunscreen and protective clothing to shield yourself from harmful UVA and UVB rays that can cause wrinkles, age spots, and even skin cancer.

By maintaining a healthy lifestyle and carefully caring for their skin, patients’ facelift results can last an average of ten years. Another trick to keeping the results up to par is through skin care, which helps to nourish the skin with essential nutrition that it needs to keep healthy.

Skin Care and Other Beneficial Treatments

Facelifts can be considered to be similar to a time machine. It’s like having a fresh slate again to begin all of the good skincare practices that never got practiced before. When patients come to our Dallas office, advice is offered for follow-up care in the form of products and procedures to enhance their newfound youth. This includes:

  • Skin care formulated for their skin type and its needs: As we grow older, our skin can benefit from using different treatments or more refined products to provide dazzling results. We recommend products that will keep our patients’ skin radiant and revitalized long after their facelift.
  • Procedures to address aging over time: While a facelift is excellent to restore the middle of the face and neck from sagging, lines and wrinkles, it does not address volume loss or age spots. For those problems, we encourage patients to explore dermal fillers to regain youthful volume and laser treatment to remove age spots and visibly tighten skin.

To preserve youth regained through a facelift, it is important to dedicate time to a healthier lifestyle which will allow patients to enjoy the results for longer while providing a better quality of life in general.

To schedule your facelift consultation, call our Dallas office at (972) 774-1777.

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Rhinoplasty Dallas

When the bones and cartilage that form one’s nose are broken, such as in an accident or though contact during sports, they sustain a nasal fracture that can affect both the way they breathe and look. To prevent more severe consequences of a nasal fracture, it’s important to seek immediate medical assistance from a primary care physician or the emergency room. This care will allow timely surgical treatment to be received in the form of a rhinoplasty from a qualified facial plastic surgeon if the nose does not heal properly.

What a Rhinoplasty Can Correct

The black eyes and swelling that come with a nasal fracture will heal in time, but the only way to improve breathing and appearance is through a rhinoplasty. Dallas patients seek treatment from Dr. Bassichis after receiving treatment from their primary care doctor.

During the consultation, Dr. Bassichis will review what changes need to be made, and he will also:

  • Use photos prior to the nasal fracture as a template for surgery.
  • Set expectations for the final result of the rhinoplasty.
  • Outline the benefits and risks of the procedure.

The goal of a rhinoplasty after a nasal fracture is to get the nose back to the way prior to the injury, breathing and looking back to normal.

Causes of Impaired Breathing

Depending on how the nose breaks, there are a few different ways to correct the appearance and function of it. In most cases, breathing trouble is either caused by:

  • Deviated septum: Facial trauma causes the septum to get pushed off center and create trouble breathing due to blockage.
  • Nasal valve: When this area of the nose becomes too narrow, as in some patients who sustain nasal fractures, breathing through it can become difficult.

Both of these problems stem from a defect in the internal structure of the nose and are remedied with an open rhinoplasty. This allows Dr. Bassichis to view the entire nasal cavity and repair the damage caused by a nasal fracture.

Restoring Your Appearance with Rhinoplasty

While there is some cosmetic benefit to repairing nasal structures related to breathing, many Dallas patients require additional attention to the cosmetic aspect of their broken nose. A few of the problems corrected with a rhinoplasty include:

  • Crookedness: Usually affects their ability to breathe as well as making the nose appear off-center.
  • Cartilage loss: If the nose was broken badly, it is possible to lose cartilage and even bone. This lack of structure changes the appearance of the nose and can be corrected by grafting new cartilage to the area.

Dr. Bassichis provides Dallas patients with treatment adapted to their precise problems, restoring the nose back to the way it was prior to the nasal fracture.

On the Importance of Immediate Treatment

After sustaining a nasal fracture, it is imperative for patients to seek treatment immediately. In many cases, a primary care physician will prevent worsening damage and plastic surgery may not even be necessary. However, if they delay treatment, it can leave them waiting months for surgery to return their nose back to normal.

If you need plastic surgery for your nasal fracture, contact our Dallas office at (972) 774-1777 to schedule a consultation today.

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Botox

Botox injections continued as the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in 2015, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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There was a total of 14.2 million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2015 where an estimated 6.8 million were Botox procedures. Soft tissue fillers were second in popularity among cosmetic patients, with over 2.4 million procedures performed, followed by chemical peel (1.3 million procedures), laser hair removal (1.1 million), and microdermabrasion (800,000). All these procedures continue to be very popular at the office of Dr. Benjamin Bassichis, a top Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon.

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.

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Consider this: the incidence of skin cancer is rising at an alarming rate. Treatment performed for non-melanoma skin cancers in the United States nearly doubled from 1994 to 2006. Specifically, the total number of new non-melanoma skin cancers in 2006 was estimated to be more than 3.5 million. And sunscreen—specifically a broad-spectrum, water-resistant formula with at least SPF 30—is the number one thing on doctors’ lists of things you can do to prevent skin cancer.

With all you know about skin cancer, do you wear sunscreen every single day? And do you cover just your face? Or every exposed bit of skin, as doctors advise?

At ADVANCED, we have a fantastic array of broad spectrum sunscreens to suit your needs.

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.

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Just in case you were looking for another good reason to eat your vegetables, here it is: They make you beautiful—and not just in some vague, a-good-diet-gives-you-a-healthy-glow sense. Researchers at St. Andrews and Bristol universities in Great Britain studied the relationship between skin color and attractiveness, and discovered that people with yellow undertones to their skin were thought to look particularly healthy and attractive. The study also established for the first time that people who regularly ate more fruits and vegetables actually have that more-golden skin color. (All the subjects in the study were Caucasian.) Fruits and vegetables, such as yellow and red peppers, spinach, apricots and melons, are high in carotenoids, which in addition to producing yellowness in skin, also offer protection against cancer, heart disease, and other health problems. So yes, eating carrots does make you beautiful!

The following foods have large quantities of beta-carotene.

Food Beta-Carotene

(micrograms)

Apricots, 1 cup raw 1,635
Broccoli, 1 cup raw 807
Brussels sprouts, 1 cup cooked 669
Cantaloupe, 1/8 melon 1,325
Carrot, 1 large 15,503
Guava, 1 cup raw 750
Kale, 1 cup raw 3,577
Mango, 1 cup raw 3,851
Pumpkin, 1 cup raw 31,908
Red bell pepper, 1 cup raw 2,840
Spinach, 1 cup raw 1,196
Sweet potato, 1 cup raw 26,184
Tomato, 1 cup raw 446
Watermelon, 1/16 melon 634

 

Tips for Increasing Carotenoids in Your Diet

  • Be creative! The more colorful your meal is, the more likely it is to have an abundance of carotenoids, as well as other healthy nutrients. Rainbow on your plate!
  • Keep a bag of baby carrots nearby—most likely the perfect snack. Try them plain or dipped in hummus, almond butter, or light vinaigrette.
  • Limit storage of fruits and vegetables. Once plants containing carotenoids are pulled from the vine, their active antioxidants gradually lose their potency. For fresh, seasonal produce, check out your local farmer’s market.

Don’t overcook vegetables. While you still get a substantial amount carotenoids in cooked vegetables, you will definitely get much more if you enjoy them raw. There are a few exceptions. Carrots, for example, actually release more of their carotenoids if you cook them; pureeing them has a similar effect.

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.

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The book by Eric Finzi MD The Face of Emotion: How Botox Affects Our Moods and Relationships describes the effects of Botox on depression and the complex relationship between facial expression and emotion.

Furrowing the brow—or not furrowing the brow—could play a big role in depression. Studies have found that injecting Botox between the brows, thereby preventing someone from furrowing them, could actually alleviate depression. In a 2003 study, 9 in 10 patients reported fewer signs of depression after one treatment of Botox. While the exact mechanism that Botox acts on our emotional state is not known, presenting a happier face means your interactions with others will be more positive, and your facial expressions speak to your brain to influence your emotions.

We invite you for some Botox with Dr. Bassichis so you also can put on a happy face!

 

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.

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INNER_BEAUTY

Want to be more beautiful instantly? Then the quickest thing you can do is to change your mindset. Working on your inner beauty – how you feel inside – will enhance your overall attraction to others. Dr. Bassichis and our amazing aesthetic staff suggest the following:

  • SURROUND YOURSELF WITH BEAUTY: This has a calming effect on the mind. Art, nature, God, your lovely family…whatever you find beautiful.
  • PRACTICE RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: Do something for others – this will make you feel better about yourself.
  • SET ACHIEVABLE GOALS: When we accomplish things, this is a source of self-esteem.
  • HAVE A LAUGH: Go to comedy clubs, read humorous books, see funny friends.
  • GIVE TO OTHERS: Try voluntary work.
  • LOVE AND BE LOVED: Appreciate and make the most of all your relationships.
  • BE AFFIRMATIVE: Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Tell yourself regularly: ‘I am beautiful. I am smart. I deserve to be happy.’ You’ll be surprised how this can lift your mood. A confident, positive, good mood can be contagious as well!
  • BE THANKFUL: An appreciative attitude is a lovely on.
  • BE HEALTHY: Eat well, don’t smoke, exercise. You healthy insides will be reflected outside.
  • COME TO ADVANCED: It would be our pleasure to take wonderful care of 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.

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Dermatologists often recommend fish-oil supplements to treat acne and atopic dermatitis (a type of eczema) and even to help slow down the aging process. The omega-3 fatty acids in the oil take down inflammation, improve the skin’s lipid barrier, and actually help extend the lifespan of cells—improving the overall texture and tone of the skin. So enjoy some salmon or head to whole foods to get some omega-3’s!

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.

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