A recent scientific article in the medical journal Cutis took a detailed look at the data regarding Microneedling Therapy With and Without Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). According to data, microneedling continues to evolve with a range of applications in skin care. As well, as PRP has gained popularity, there has been increased interest in its utilization to amplify the regenerative effects of microneedling. Although the number of direct comparisons examining microneedling with and without PRP is limited, the available evidence indicates that the addition of PRP may improve cosmetic outcomes. These results have been demonstrated in the treatment of acne scars, but favorable effects may extend to other indications including skin texture and quality.

While microneedling alone can provide an excellent result in many instances, certain patients may benefit from increased improvement with the addition of PRP to their microneedling. We invite you to contact our office to see how microneedling therapy with or without Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) can improve your facial appearance.

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Rhinoplasty Surgery Dallas

Creating the right proportion to balance facial features is the focal point of any rhinoplasty. Dallas patients with a bulbous nose often want to achieve this by:

  • Reducing the width of their nose.
  • Shaping the tip of their nose.
  • Extending the tip of their nose.

In some cases, even a slight change can drastically improve your nose and the overall appearance of your face. Your facial plastic surgeon will review possible treatment options and guide you through a consultation to determine the best approach to your rhinoplasty.

How Will Rhinoplasty Fix My Bulbous Nose?

The tip of your nose is made of cartilage, tissue, and skin. Dallas patients who want to fix the bulbous tip of their nose can have a number of different procedures depending on the:

  • Desired result: Shape, size, and width of your nose.
  • Overall appearance: Your nose should strengthen and enhance other facial features. The optimal size will vary based on the patient.
  • Problem addressed: Having a bulbous nasal tip can mean a variety of things. Each patient will require a unique approach that suits the individual situation.

During a consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and receive answers to questions that you have about your rhinoplasty. You should always go in for a consultation before deciding on the facial plastic surgeon that’s right for you.

Our Approach

The techniques we use at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center are tailored to each patient’s needs. Cartilage can be added for patients who feel that their noses are too flat. Excess tissue can be removed from the nose if a patient finds a nose is too wide. We encourage you to come in for a consultation to find out more about how we can help you.

To schedule your rhinoplasty consultation, call our Dallas office at 972.774.1777.

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Rhinoplasty Dallas

Rhinoplasty, or nasal surgery, involves reshaping the nose for either functional or cosmetic reasons. After surgery, most Dallas patients will need to wear a nasal splint and dressing to keep their nose in the right position for healing.

The Effect of Your Nasal Dressings on Sleeping Position

Dallas patients who undergo rhinoplasty often ask if a certain sleeping position will affect their result out of fear of jeopardizing their results. While it does help you to some extent, there is no evidence that changing position will affect your outcome. At least, not noticeably.

It Helps to Sleep on Your Back

Sleeping with your head propped up on pillows can help reduce swelling and relieve any congestion that you’re experiencing after rhinoplasty surgery. Most patients benefit from sleeping on their backs because they breathe better – similar to the way that it helps to prop yourself up with pillows when you have a cold. Sleeping propped up also prevents blood from collecting and causing your nose to bruise and swell.

If You Roll Over Your Rhinoplasty Results Will Not be Ruined

The point of a surgical dressing and nasal splint after rhinoplasty is to protect your nose from shifting while it heals. While you may feel uncomfortable if you turn to your side or stomach while you sleep, it is very unlikely to affect the results of your rhinoplasty. Even if you wake up with your nose pressed against the pillow.

The only downside is that you may experience more swelling and bruising, and more discomfort, as you heal. So when you go to sleep, try to stay on your back but don’t worry if you wake up in a different position.

To schedule your rhinoplasty consultation, call our Dallas office at 972.774.1777.

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Rhinoplasty Dallas

 

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures for teenagers. A safe and effective way to permanently reshape the nose, adolescents as young as 15 or 16 can safely undergo rhinoplasty. The reason for this age limitation is simple: that’s when your nose stops growing.

Can Older Patients Get Rhinoplasty?

Although it is common for older teenagers to undergo rhinoplasty, anyone can get this procedure as long as they are in good health. Dallas patients come in for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Facial trauma. Getting hit by an object or a car accident are two of the main causes of nasal trauma. The nose can break with relatively little force and may look differently after healing.
  • Treatment for deviated septum. Patients with a deviated septum may not experience relief with oral medication or nasal sprays. Over time, breathing problems can worsen and require a septoplasty to center the septum.
  • Changes related to aging. Like other parts of the body, your nose changes shape as you age. Large pores, age spots, and a drooping tip are all telltale signs of aging.

Dr. Bassichis is double board-certified as both a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat doctor) with years of experience performing rhinoplasty, septoplasty, and combined procedures. He approaches each nasal surgery from an aesthetic and functional perspective to improve aesthetic appearance and breathing when needed.

Rhinoplasty for Aging Nose

It’s normal for your nose to droop and develop age spots as you grow older. What surprises many older Dallas patients is how much lifting the nasal tip can change their appearance. By raising a droopy tip, injecting fat or filler into the nose, and performing laser treatments, patients can rejuvenate their face and help balance other features.

To schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Bassichis, call our Dallas office at 972.774.1777.

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Facelift Dallas

Losing the firmness of our cheeks and gaining jowls is an unfortunate product of aging. As we hit our 40s or 50s, our facial features shift and may leave us nearly unrecognizable when we look in the mirror. A facelift tightens up the skin and removes fat to help you regain your youthful appearance, addressing unwanted features such as sagging cheeks and jowls.

Contouring the Chin and Neck

Jowls are on the top of the list of concerns when Dallas patients come in for a facelift consultation. This sagging skin and fat hangs from the chin and neck hiding the natural contours of your face and making many patients very self-conscious. While a facelift traditionally focuses on lifting the middle third of the face, Dallas facial plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis considers a patient’s entire facial anatomy. This includes revealing the natural shape of your face by removing unwanted fat and skin that cause jowls.

This move toward individualized treatment focuses on your specific problems. Rather than simply lifting the tissue, Dr. Bassichis will evaluate where to apply his advanced surgical techniques for a result that takes at least ten years off your face.

Restoring Firmness to Cheeks

Sagging cheeks are the result of excess skin and a loss of volume. A facelift will tighten the skin but not restore the firmness of your cheeks. For smooth and supple cheeks, Dr. Bassichis recommends treatment with injectable fillers or fat injections.

Injectable fillers work by replacing naturally occurring hyaluronic acid for firmer skin. Fat injections replace fat that has shifted down with new fat from your own body. Both techniques leave patients with more natural results by completely restoring the skin’s volume.

To schedule your facelift consultation, call our Dallas office at 972.774.1777.

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Facelift Surgeon Dallas

A facelift removes excess skin and fat that causes Dallas patients to look older than they feel. What it won’t do is restore skin texture, volume, and remove age spots. By choosing a facial plastic surgeon who can help maintain results rather than performing a one-time procedure, you will keep your skin healthy and youthful long after surgery is over.

#1 Board-Certification

What many Dallas facelift patients don’t know is that a doctor can take a weekend seminar to perform plastic surgery. Though the price for these doctors seems to be right, the results are often less natural because they have little idea about the intricacies of facial anatomy. By selecting a facial plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, you can avoid any confusion about qualifications. The facial plastic surgeons who receive this board-certification have six years of specialized training to perform plastic surgery and focus on exceptional and ethical patient care.

At Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we believe that only board-certified facial plastic surgeons should perform plastic surgery. What’s more, Dr. Bassichis is double board-certified, as both a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist).

#2 Exclusive Specialization in Facial Procedures

Most Dallas plastic surgeons offer facelifts. The problem is that they also offer breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, and a host of other procedures. A facial plastic surgeon who specializes exclusively in facial procedures will focus on the fine details of surgery rather than trying to be a jack-of-all-trades and master of none.

#3 Natural Results

To achieve the most natural results, there are a number of minimally invasive procedures that can take your facelift from good to extraordinary. By restoring volume with fat injections or injectable fillers, you will not only eliminate wrinkles but attain firmer skin.

As part of our plan for skin health, the Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center offers patients a host of procedures to enhance and maintain the results of your facelift. We believe that providing a wide range of skin care treatments after your facelift will ensure long-lasting results.

For more information, schedule an appointment by calling our Dallas office at 972.774.1777.

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Facelift Surgeon Dallas

If you’ve decided to get a facelift surgery in Dallas, you probably have a ton of questions about what you might need to do to select the right facelift surgeon for you and prepare for your surgery. Read on as we help guide you on how to prepare for your facelift surgery.

•    Select the Right Doctor for You.

One of the most important things that you can do in preparing for facelift surgery in Dallas is selecting the right doctor. You want a doctor that you have good chemistry with, and more importantly, a doctor that is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. As you are interviewing doctors during consultations, ask them several questions about their experience, including where they went to school and performed their internship and residency, why they got into the field of plastic surgery and what awards or recognitions they have. During your consultations, your doctor will examine your face to determine your skin elasticity and bone structure, to ensure you are a good candidate for facelift surgery. You will also discuss the specific procedures your doctor will be performing on your face, discuss your expectations for facelift surgery and get an idea of realistic results. Remember, when it comes to selecting a facelift surgeon, you are in charge.

•    Quit Smoking.

Most facelift surgeons will recommend that you quit smoking at least 2 weeks before your facelift surgery and 2 weeks after, as smoking alters blood flow, and may negatively impact your healing process. But, for many other health reasons, it’s best if you quit smoking altogether. If you need help quitting smoking, ask your facelift surgeon for help getting into a smoking cessation program.

•    Discuss Your Medical History with Your Facelift Surgeon.

Facelift surgery can be an intense procedure, and it’s important that you discuss your full medical history with your facelift surgeon before moving forward with your facelift. Your facelift surgeon may recommend some changes based on your medical history. For example, if you are prone to high blood pressure, he or she may prescribe you blood pressure medication before surgery.

•    Stop Taking Certain Medications.

Certain medications, such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements, may increase your risk of bleeding during and after your facelift surgery. If you take any of these drugs or supplements on a daily basis, your Dallas facelift surgeon will recommend you stop taking them at least 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after your facelift surgery.

•    Wash Your Hair.

To avoid infection, you’ll likely be instructed to wash your hair the night before and the morning of your facelift surgery.

•    Avoid Eating.

Because you’ll be receiving anesthesia for your facelift surgery, it’s important that you don’t eat anything after midnight the night before your surgery. You should also avoid consuming any alcohol for 48 hours before your facelift surgery.

•    Arrange for Transportation and Aftercare.

Because you’ll be receiving general anesthesia for your facelift surgery, you will be staying overnight at our facility. It is also best to arrange for someone to pick you up and drive you home after your surgery, and that you have someone stay with you during the first 1 or 2 critical days of recovery.

Now that you’re prepared for facelift surgery, what are you waiting for? Call Dr. Bassichis in his Dallas office at (972) 774-1777 to schedule a facelift consultation today.

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Mini Facelift Dallas

You may have heard that there are two Facelift procedures – a Facelift and a Mini Facelift. And you may be wondering, “What are the differences between these two?” We here at the Dallas Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center have done all the research for you. So sit back, relax and read on has we explain the differences between a Facelift procedure and a Mini Facelift procedure.

What is a Facelift?

If you’re considering a facelift procedure in Dallas, you couldn’t have found a more skilled plastic surgeon than Dr. Bassichis, who is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that “turns back the hands of time” to provide you with a more youthful, beautiful face. The actual surgery involves rejuvenating the lower third of the face and neck by lifting the skin, providing volume restoration with facial filler injections and/or fat transfer and removing unnecessary, sagging skin from the face and neck. All incisions are hidden in folds or creases, so they are unseen and avoid hair loss or abnormal hairlines.

Dr. Bassichis doesn’t take a “one size fits all” approach to plastic surgery. He customizes every facelift procedure to provide the best results for each client. Additionally, his office has a Medi Spa, where you can continue your facial rejuvenation process after you’ve recovered from your Facelift procedure. At the Medi Spa, you can receive the latest technologies in lasers, light therapy and aesthetic technologies in a spa-like, yet medical facility where all procedures are done under the supervision of Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis.

What is a Mini Facelift?

Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis also performs Mini Facelifts, which he has coined, the MiniLiftTM.

A Mini Facelift is similar to a Facelift, but requires less surgery and thus, less recovery time. During a Mini Facelift surgery, the most visible signs of aging are addressed by eliminating excess fat, then tightening the skin of the neck and lower face. Dr. Bassichis’ Dallas spa, the Medi Spa, is also available to Mini Facelift patients after they have recovered from their procedures.

Am I a Candidate for a Facelift or a Mini Facelift?

Generally speaking, people with the following characteristics are good candidates for plastic surgery:

  • Are in good health, both medically and psychologically.
  • Do not smoke, or can promise to quit smoking two weeks before and two weeks after their plastic surgery procedure.
  • Are not obese.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Have friends or family who can provide support while you are healing from your procedure.
  • Have realistic expectations.

This last requirement for plastic surgery – having realistic expectations – is going to be one that Dr. Bassichis will go over with you in fine detail if you are considering between a Facelift and a Mini Face Lift. Do you want a complete youthful appearance? Are you in the early phases of aging and trying to get rid of unwanted wrinkles and sagging skin, but don’t see yourself as a candidate for a full Facelift? These are the types of questions that Dallas facial plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis will ask you as you decide between a Facelift and a Mini Facelift. 

Start the Discussion Today

If you’re ready to talk about Facelifts and Mini Facelifts, there’s no better time to start the process than today. Call Dr. Bassichis at his Dallas office at (972) 774-1777.

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Dallas Rhinoplasty Surgery

Ask any facial plastic surgeon, like Dallas surgeon Dr. Bassichis, who is double boarded in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otorhinolaryngology (Ear Nose and Throat Surgery), and he will tell you that rhinoplasty surgery, or a nose job, varies greatly from patient to patient. In fact, most doctors will tell you, of all their hundreds or thousands of nose job patients, they’ve never done the exact same rhinoplasty surgery twice. So, the answer to “Is it necessary to reshape or break the nasal bone during rhinoplasty surgery?” all depends on what type of rhinoplasty surgery you are having, and what type of results are you expecting.

What is Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Rhinoplasty surgery, or a nose job, is typically a cosmetic procedure to change the appearance of the nose. Many people undergo rhinoplasty surgery to narrow or widen a nose, remove a nasal hump or fix a crooked nose. But, there may be functional reasons to undergo rhinoplasty surgery, too. Patients in Dallas with a deviated septum, or who are chronically stuffy, have severe nasal drip, have a birth defect or have suffered nasal trauma in the past and have breathing troubles, may elect to have functional nasal surgery to repair that damage and make it easier to breathe. While cosmetic nasal surgery is an out of pocket expense, you may be able to be reimbursed by your medical insurance for some forms of functional rhinoplasty surgery.

Rhinoplasty surgery can involve a number of surgical elements. It can include the shaving, removal or breaking of the nasal bone (the latter of which is called lateral osteotomy); the removal or addition of cartilage; or adding synthetic tissues. Which procedures Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center will choose for your rhinoplasty surgery will depend on your unique case and desired results.

Why Would My Doctor Need to Reshape My Nasal Bone or Break My Nose?

There are many reasons that Dallas Dr. Bassichis may need to reshape your nasal bone or perform lateral osteotomy. First, is to remove a nasal hump. When removing a nasal hump, the hump portion of the nasal bone is typically shaved down, and then breaking of the nose may be necessary to narrow the nasal bone and close the “open roof” that is created by the shaving procedure of the hump reduction. Often when removing a nasal hump, if the nasal bone isn’t broken, the resulting nose will appear too wide. Second, a nasal bone may be shaved or broken to narrow down a wide nose. Finally, lateral osteotomy may be performed to fix a crooked nose, so the nasal bone can be realigned into a straight line, giving you a more pleasing aesthetic appearance.

When is Reshaping My Nasal Bone Not Necessary During Rhinoplasty Surgery?

As we’ve mentioned before, no two rhinoplasty surgeries are alike. Just because you are having rhinoplasty surgery, doesn’t mean that you will need to have your nasal bone reshaped, shaved or broken. In fact, if you are having tip work done alone, which includes your cartilage, or are having uneven nostrils either widened, narrowed or made more symmetrical, no nasal bone work is even needed.

I Want Rhinoplasty Surgery. What are My Next Steps?

If you’re ready for rhinoplasty surgery, you should call Dr. Bassichis in his Dallas office for a consultation at (972) 774-1777. During your consultation, Dr. Bassichis will listen to what bothers you about your nose and make sure that you have realistic expectations for rhinoplasty surgery.

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Dallas Rhinoplasty Surgery

Many people with nasal allergies wonder if a rhinoplasty, or nose job, as it is commonly called, will improve or eradicate their allergies. While Rhinoplasty itself is not a surgical option for curing nasal allergies, if you have rhinoplasty performed by a double board certified plastic surgeon in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat surgery), like Dallas surgeon Dr. Bassichis at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center, you may find that functional changes to the nose may make it easier to breathe. Read on as Dallas surgeon Dr. Bassichis explains what rhinoplasty is, the cosmetic and functional benefits of rhinoplasty and how this surgery may or may not affect your allergies.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery to improve the shape of the nose, its function or both. There are two types of incision options for rhinoplasty; with a closed procedure, incisions are hidden inside the nose; with an open procedure, an incision is made on the columella (the part of the nose that separates your two nostrils). Whichever incision type your plastic surgeon chooses, these incisions allow for the nose skin and cartilages to be gently raised, which ultimately results in the reshaping and sculpting of the nose to your pre-selected, desired look.

What are the Cosmetic Benefits of a Rhinoplasty?

There are several cosmetic benefits to a rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasties can correct:

  • An oversized nose by removing bone and cartilage.
  • A hump on the bridge of your nose, by gently rasping down the hump.
  • The nasal tip, by changing the arched lower lateral cartilages.
  • Nostrils that are large or wide, by focusing on reshaping your nasal symmetry.
  • Your overall facial look, by providing you with a nose that is proportional to the rest of your facial features.

Ultimately, the cosmetic goals of a rhinoplasty are to give you balance and harmony on your face and your profile.

What are the Functional Benefits of a Rhinoplasty?

In addition to the aesthetic benefits of a rhinoplasty, there are functional benefits to the surgery, too. A rhinoplasty can correct issues that lead to breathing problems – such as a deviated septum and chronic stuffiness – and even post-nasal drip and snoring. If you are getting rhinoplasty for functional benefits to improve your breathing, it’s possible that your medical insurance may reimburse you for some of the cost per surgery.

Is a Rhinoplasty Right for Me?

If you are looking to correct the cosmetic and functional aspects of your nose to improve your facial look and breathing, you are probably wondering if rhinoplasty surgery is right for you. Before you schedule a rhinoplasty with Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis, it’s important that you have realistic expectations of what the surgery can and can’t do. While the surgery can give harmony to your face and improve breathing issues, it cannot cure allergies. Also, while Dr. Bassichis’ computer generated results can give you an idea of what your new nose will look like, it’s important to remember that your results may vary. In addition to having these realistic expectations, rhinoplasty candidates must:

  • Be in good medical and psychological health.
  • Have completed facial growth, meaning that a rhinoplasty is not ideal for young children.
  • Be a non-smoker, or willing to quit at least two weeks before and two weeks after your surgery, so as not to complicate the procedure or your recovery time.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you’re considering a rhinoplasty for cosmetic and/or functional issues, you should schedule a consultation with Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis. Call his Dallas office today at (972) 774-1777.

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