Rhinoplasty DallasIf you haven’t already learned through your online research, you should know that rhinoplasty is one of the most common elective plastic surgery procedures not only performed in Dallas, but throughout the United States. And in fact, it’s performed for so many different reasons – from elongated noses to reducing the size of nostrils to functional rhinoplasty – that no two patients have the same treatment plan for their surgery.

Still, the idea of having one’s nose worked on can be a little anxiety producing to some patients- especially since the nose is not only such a prominent facial feature but so important for breathing. During his consultations with potential patients, Dr. Bassichis is often asked how a patient’s nose will be molded during rhinoplasty surgery. The answer – it all depends on what you are trying to achieve.

Nose Modeling for Removing a Nasal Hump

Some Dallas residents seek out Dr. Bassichis’ skill and experience because they have an unwanted nasal hump. Whether they don’t like the way it makes them look head-on, or they dislike their facial profile, these patients simply want their nasal hump gone.

Molding the nose for removing a nasal hump is a very unique process. First, Dr. Bassichis gently shaves the hump down, making it unrecognizable. Then he performs a procedure called lateral osteoplasty – also known as breaking the nasal bone – so that the exposed open roof from shaving the nasal hump down can heal.

Molding Your Nose to Improve the Look of Your Nasal Tip

The nasal tip is an important feature of your nose, and some patients are unhappy with the way their nasal tips naturally looks. Rhinoplasty can surgically change this. Depending on the look you are trying to achieve, Dr. Bassichis may lift your nasal tip, round it out, or narrow it.

Slimming Down a Wide Nose

Sometimes, Dallas residents feel their nose is just too wide for their other facial features, and they want it to be surgically corrected so that it’s more narrow and proportionate with the rest of their face. In this case, Dr. Bassichis will perform a procedure called alar baser reduction, which means that he narrows down wide nostrils by removing tissue in between them. Next, he breaks wide nasal bones, if present, to make them appear more narrow. Finally, depending on your desired goals, Dr. Bassichis may even extend the nose to give it a narrower appearance.

The Many Ways a Nose Can be Molded During Rhinoplasty

As you can see, since there are so many different things rhinoplasty can address, there’s no one way a nose is modeled for the surgery. It all depends on the aesthetic goals you are trying to accomplish. If you have questions about the molding and surgical techniques that will be used during your nose job, just ask. Dr. Bassichis will be happy to explain them to you so that you are fully informed about your upcoming procedure.

Contact Us Today to Schedule A Rhinoplasty Consultation

Regardless of your idea of an optimal nose, Dr. Bassichis can help. Call our Dallas office today to schedule a rhinoplasty consultation at (972) 774-1777.

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Every year, many Dallas women and men visit Dr. Bassichis to inquire about getting a facelift. These patients specifically seek him out for his reputation of providing natural-looking results that provide clients with timeless beauty, not a worked-on, windblown look. One of the many questions Dr. Bassichis receives when consulting with patients about facelifts is, “How visible are my scars going to be after surgery?” Continue reading to learn more.

Dr. Bassichis Works to Disguise Facelift Scars

The good news for Dallas men and women seeking a facelift is that Dr. Bassichis works very hard to high scars when performing a facelift on the lower third of your face. He does this by:

  • Making a small incision underneath the chin to address sagging cheeks and jowls.
  • Making incisions in your hairline, above and around your ear, so scars are disguised when used to address the midface portion of your face.

And because Dr. Bassichis has a policy of working on making you look like the best version of you, not someone with a “windblown” look, not only will nobody see your scars, they’ll be none the wiser that you’ve had work done – unless of course, you tell them

What Makes a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

Simply desiring to turn back the hands of time isn’t enough to qualify you to be one of Dr. Bassichis’ patients. In order to be accepted, you must:

  • Share your full medical and mental health history to make sure you are healthy enough for this elective plastic surgery procedure.
  • Pass a pre-operative examination by your Dallas general practitioner to clear you for elective surgery.
  • Fully listen to Dr. Bassichis about the facelift procedure, and communicate back to him that you understand that you know what will take place and what your anticipated results may be.

Your Surgery Day Experience

On the big day, you’ll arrive having fasted at least 12 hours prior. This is necessary because you’ll be receiving general anesthesia for your procedure, and surgeons and anesthesiologists alike prefer to perform elective procedures on patients with empty stomachs to prevent complications.

You’ll first be called back to a pre-op room, where a team of nurses and medical professionals will prepare you for your surgery. Then you’ll be wheeled back to the operating room for the big event.

Once the anesthesiologist has administered your anesthesia through an IV, you’ll quickly fall asleep, and Dr. Bassichis will get to work. When he’s done, you’ll be transferred to a post-op room where you’ll wake up and be monitored by nurses and medical technicians. You’ll need to arrange for a ride home from your surgery because general anesthesia and driving don’t mix.

Why Wait? Schedule Your Consultation today!

If you think your facial appearance makes you look older than you really are, or than you feel inside, there’s no reason to walk around Dallas that way. A facelift can be an excellent procedure to make you look great for your age.

If you’re interested in this elective plastic surgery, call Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule a consultation at (972) 774-1777.

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Rhinoplasty Surgery DallasAll Dallas residents decide to see Dr. Bassichis at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery for rhinoplasty surgery for different reasons. But among the most common is the desire to remove a nasal hump. This bulge on the nose can affect your facial look, not only straight on but your profile as well. Luckily, there are rhinoplasty surgery techniques designed to address this exact issue.

How Dr. Bassichis Removes a Nasal Hump

All rhinoplasty surgeries are different, so the techniques employed for your surgery will be different than those of other patients. If you’re coming to Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery to have a nasal hump removed, Dr. Bassichis’ first step will be to gently shave the nasal hump down. Not only does this remove the hump, but it also gives you a more aesthetically pleasing look and profile.

After the nasal hump is shaved down during rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Bassichis will perform a procedure called lateral osteotomy – also known as breaking the nose. While some patients are surprised to learn their nose must be broken to remove a nasal hump, it is actually necessary. Breaking the nose allows for the nose to narrow the nasal bone, thus closing up the open roof that is usually left when a nasal hump is shaved down.

Candidates for Rhinoplasty Surgery

While rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed in Dallas and throughout the US, Dr. Bassichis has strict requirements to ensure his potential patients are healthy enough to undergo this elective plastic surgery procedure. They include:

  • Providing all your medical records
  • Being in good general mental health
  • Being in good overall physical health
  • Passing a pre-op exam from your general practitioner before surgery day

The Benefits of Working with Dr. Bassichis for Rhinoplasty Surgery

Not only does Dr. Bassichis exclusively focus on facial plastic surgeries, but he is also one of the best facial plastic surgeons in the Dallas area. A double board certified surgeon, Dr. Bassichis has the experience, skill, and technique to help you achieve the nose look you desire.*

Schedule a Rhinoplasty Surgery Consultation at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Today

At Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, we want to help you put your best face forward. For some patients, that includes considering rhinoplasty to remove an unwanted nasal hump. We understand! We know you want the facial look and profile that gives you the most confidence.

When you come in for a consultation with Dr. Bassichis, he will fully listen to your problem areas, perform a complete examination of your nose, come up with a personalized treatment plan for you, and explain the type of results you may be able to expect.* It’s worthwhile to trust Dr. Bassichis for rhinoplasty surgery due to his experience and his great patient rapport.

Scheduling an initial consultation for rhinoplasty surgery at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery is easy. Simply call our Dallas office today to schedule an appointment convenient for you at (972) 774-1777.

*Individual results may vary.

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Rhinoplasty DallasAsk Dr. Bassichis about rhinoplasty surgery, and he’ll tell you the truth – no two rhinoplasty surgeries are alike. Many Dallas men and women seek out his skill to address a variety of issues of the nose, whether they be cosmetic or functional, meaning they are issues that interfere with breathing.

Commonly, patients visit Dr. Bassichis for an initial rhinoplasty surgery consultation to ask if the surgery can address their nostrils, often desiring to make them smaller when potential patients feel their nostrils are too wide. This is definitely something that Dr. Bassichis can address with this elective plastic surgery procedure.

Reducing Nostril Size with Rhinoplasty Surgery

While you may think that reducing the size of wide nostrils is a relatively easy procedure, it’s actually something that requires a careful patient evaluation, an individualized treatment plan, and a lot of skill and technique.

Dr. Bassichis’ Approach to Reducing Nostril Size

While Dr. Bassichis understands that Dallas residents with wide nostrils may want to significantly reduce them, he cautions them to be conservative with their goals. That’s because flaring nostrils are a common facial expression, and you don’t want to lose normal facial expressions and functionality just because you’ve had plastic surgery. You want your results to look natural, and make you look like the best version of you. That’s why Dr. Bassichis works so hard on compiling an individual treatment plan for you and explaining what you might expect your results to look like.

The Actual Surgery

During your nostril reduction rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Bassichis will create an incision in the crease of the nose – where your nostrils meet your cheeks. From here, he’ll remove a wedge of the nostril wall. The incision will then be sutured (stitched up). Depending on your desired results that you have pre-communicated with Dr. Bassichis, your incision shape may be:

  • Triangular
  • Rectangular
  • Diamond-Shaped

Typically, your nostril reduction rhinoplasty incision is hidden in the crease of your nose so that you won’t have any obvious scars. Nostril reduction may also make your nose appear smaller and narrower.*

Your Recovery Process

All surgeries have a recovery process, and rhinoplasty surgery is no different. Usually, when you get your nostrils reduced, you’ll return to Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center to have your stitches removed. You’ll likely experience redness in the treatment area for the first two weeks post-op, as well as swelling for the first three weeks after your surgery. This is normal and to be expected. You can resume your normal day-to-day activities the day after your nose reduction rhinoplasty surgery, though many Dallas patients prefer to take two weeks off from social activities, including work or school, while they recover.

Schedule Your Nostril Reduction Rhinoplasty Surgery Consultation Today

If you’re uncomfortable with the size of your nostrils, Dr. Bassichis of Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center can help! Schedule an appointment to meet him today for an initial consultation to discuss how you can get the nose of your dreams.

The appointment can be made by contacting his office in Dallas at (972) 774-1777.

*Individual results may vary

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  1. Consider How Much Time You’re Going to Take off from Work, School, or Other Social Activities

With rhinoplasty surgery, Dallas patients are able to resume their normal work, school or social activities the day after their outpatient procedure. Still, some prefer to stay indoors while they heal. Consider how long you’d like to stay home to recover. Most people who stay home do so for about 2 weeks.

  1. Be Prepared for Some Post Surgery Bruising and Swelling

Whether you’re having a nasal hump removed or your nose narrowed, rhinoplasty surgery is going to cause bruising and swelling in Dallas patients. This is completely normal and to be expected. This is also why some people decide to take a few weeks off from work, school or social activities while they heal.

  1. Remember, you May Not See Your Final Results for Up to 12-15 Months

We know you want your new nose now, but that’s just not how rhinoplasty surgery works. Depending on the specific procedures you’re having performed, it may take as long as 12 to 15 months for you to see your final, post-op results.

  1. Abstain from Exercising for 3-4 Weeks

Whenever you have a surgery, you need to take it easy for a while to recover. This is even true with rhinoplasty surgery, which only addresses your nose. Don’t hit your favorite area gym for at least 3 to 4 weeks after your procedure.

  1. Be Prepared for Your Post Rhinoplasty Surgery Look

Most Dallas patients report they aren’t in a significant amount of pain after their rhinoplasty surgery. However, it is normal to feel some stiffness, bruising and swelling the first few days after your surgery. Some patients, depending on the exact techniques performed, will also have internal nasal splints.

  1. Keep in Mind Some Discomfort is Normal After Rhinoplasty Surgery

No surgery is ever 100% comfortable. The same goes for rhinoplasty surgery. You can expect some minor discomfort after your elective plastic surgery procedure, including swelling and bruising around the face and eyes. Some patients will also experience slight bleeding from their nostrils. All of these side effects are completely normal and to be expected.

  1. Make Sure to Keep Your Post-Op Visits

It’s never a good idea to skip out on a post-op visit, especially not your first one where stitches might be removed. Keep all your post-op visits, and if you have to reschedule at the last minute, do so for as soon as possible.

  1. Your New Nose My Not Look “Normal” At First

Remember, it’s going to take a while for your new nose to appear. While most patients experience a significant reduction in swelling within the first 4-6 weeks after surgery, it may take up to 15 months to see your final results.

  1. Remember, Dr. Bassichis Performs Several Rhinoplasty Surgeries on Many Patients Every Year

If you’re looking for a great Dallas are rhinoplasty surgeon, you can’t do any better than Dr. Bassichis. He has years of experience and performs the surgery on a frequent basis.

  1. Sometimes, a Revision Surgery is Necessary

Even the best surgeons may find that two surgeries are necessary to get your ideal results. Keep in mind that when it comes to operating on the nose, it may be best for your overall look and health to have a revision surgery to get the results you desire.*

Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Surgery with Dr. Bassichis Today

If you’re ready for a new nose, then let’s get the ball rolling.

Call Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center at their office in Dallas to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bassichis at (972) 774-1777.

*Individual results may vary 

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Rhinoplasty DallasAll plastic surgeons, especially Dallas facial plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis, will tell you that no two rhinoplasty surgeries are the same. Everyone who desires a nose job has a different type of natural nose, and different problem area they would like to address. That’s why the surgery is so unique! Here are three of the most common reasons why you may consider getting a nose job.

  1. You Want to Remove a Nasal Hump

Many Dallas residents with a nasal hump on their nose find this natural facial features unattractive. Whether they dislike the way they look head-on or are unhappy with their facial profile, they just want this nasal hump gone for good. Rhinoplasty can help.

To remove an unwanted nasal hump, Dr. Bassichis gently shaves the nasal hump down. After that, he performs a procedure called lateral osteotomy, which is the medical term for breaking your nose. While this may sound like a harsh technique, it is needed when removing a nasal hump so that the nasal bone can narrow, as well as close the open roof that is usually created when a nasal hump is shaved down.

  1. You Have a Naturally Short Nose

Some Dallas residents choose rhinoplasty because they feel their noses are too short for their face. It’s actually a very common reason that patients come to Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center for a nose job. Depending on your unique situation, Dr. Bassichis can perform one of the following techniques to elongate your nose:

  • Radix Grafting

The radix is the upper part of the nose. Depending on your natural nose shape, Dr. Bassichis may choose radix grafting to add more cartilage at the top of your nose, allowing it to “start” higher up your face, giving you the longer nose shape you desire.

  • Caudal Septal Extension Grafting

Sometimes, patients’ noses only look short because their nasal tips are upturned. In this case, Dr. Bassichis can add cartilage to the tip of your nose, making your nose look longer.

  • Extended Spreader Grafts

Sometimes the space between the septum and lateral cartilage need to be extended. If this is the case for you, Dr. Bassichis will use extended spreader grafts, which are harvested pieces of cartilage, to make your nose longer.

  1. You Have a Breathing Issue and Desire Functional Rhinoplasty

Some Dallas residents come to Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center desiring rhinoplasty, not for a cosmetic reason, but a functional reason. This is common amongst patients who have difficulty breathing. Reasons for functional rhinoplasty include:

  • Chronic nasal congestion that isn’t resolved with medications
  • Breathing through the mouth constantly, especially at night
  • Frequently having dry mouth
  • A noticeably reduced sense of smell
  • Frequent, unexplained nosebleeds
  • Repeated sinus infections or headaches with no known medical cause
  • Eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Insomnia

Schedule a Rhinoplasty Consultation Today

These examples are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to why patients choose to have rhinoplasty. Whether you don’t like the aesthetic look of your nose or think you have a functional issue that could be resolved surgically, Dr. Bassichis would love to consult with you.

To schedule an initial appointment, call our office in Dallas today at (972) 774-1777.

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While many of our patients enjoy our wonderful micro-needling results in the Medi.SPA, we are now thrilled to offer Micro-needling with PRP treatments. Micro-needling makes hundreds of tiny holes in the upper most layer of your skin. This activates the skin renewal giving a fresher, firmer, youthful result. The treatment can address acne, blemishes acne, freckles and other imperfections. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a treatment which uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume. PRP becomes more powerful when combined with micro-needling. The available clinical evidence indicates that the addition of PRP improves cosmetic outcomes especially with regard to acne scars. Micro-needling with PRP can improve fine lines and wrinkles, soften stretch marks, even skin tone, and firm skin texture for fresher, more youthful skin.

Some of the wonderful benefits we see in our patients who get Micro-needling with PRP treatment

  1. Improvement In Skin: Micro-needling with PRP yields amazing results that celebrities adore. It does not only enhance your skin, but also triggers the healing process. It improves all the damages like freckles, blemishes, acne scars, sunburn spots, stretch marks and other skin imperfections.
  2. Fast Recovery: This treatment does not require much time to heal with only minimal recovery.
  3. Healing Process: The PRP treatment along with micro-needling starts the body’s healing process. This reaction causes another collagen reaction, which boosts the damage repair such as above mentioned skin imperfections.
  4. Long Lasting Result: Micro-needling with PRP carries long lasting and satisfactory results.

Micro-needling with PRP Can Treat:

  • Uneven and rough skin texture
  • Acne scarring or other kinds of scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Freckles
  • Blemishes
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Sunburn spots

PRP used with micro-needling can amplify the regenerative effects of micro-needling.

We invite you to contact our office to see how micro-needling therapy with or without Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) can improve your facial appearance! Please call 972-774-1777 to set up your appointment.

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Some people notice that their neck ages faster than their face. Even before the face develops noticeable wrinkles and sagging skin, your neck may significantly age your appearance because the skin of the neck is notably thinner than facial skin. A neck lift with double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Bassichis can correct loose neck skin, eliminate fatty deposits, smooth out wrinkles and lines, and rejuvenate your neck and jawline contour.

A study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery showed a more than 17 percent increase in the number of neck lifts performed from 2014 to 2015. This trend reveals that more people are realizing how much the appearance of their neck affects their overall appearance.

If you are concerned with your aging neck, you may consider the benefits of neck lift surgery. The neck lift procedure surgically removes excess skin, eliminates fat pockets, and tightens the tissues to create a younger, more attractively defined neckline.

To learn more about neck lift surgery and whether it could be right for you, we invite you to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Bassichis. Please call 972.774.1777 to request your consultation today.

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October 2017 – Although it is been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the brow since 2002, the FDA recently approved the use Botox for forehead lines. This is the third area of the face to attain FDA approval, with the other two areas being between the brows (glabellar lines) and the lines around the eyes, also known as “crow’s feet.”

Botox has long been used in the forehead by physicians, but now it is official. Nothing is more effective to smooth mild to even severe forehead lines. As well, Botox can even provide a non-surgical browlift when the right amount is injected above the brow.

One of the most popular cosmetic procedures, over 7 million Botox treatments were performed in 2016. Botox is considered safe when used by experienced, certified injectors, and is very versatile. Small amounts can be used in other areas of the face to tweak a patients smile, bunny lines on the nose, smooth neckbands, and get rid of chin dimples in addition to the three FDA approved areas of use. It is even used medically to treat a number of ailments, including excessive sweating and neck pain.

“Botox works by relaxing the muscles in your forehead to smooth the lines and prevent them from worsening,” says Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Benjamin Bassichis. “They key to great results is to start early and remain consistent.”

For more information on Botox for forehead lines, we invite you to call 972.774.1777 for your complimentary cosmetic consultation.

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