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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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. 

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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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Mini Facelift Dallas

If you’ve been reading up on Facelift procedures, you may have found that in addition to the Full Facelift, there is also a Mini Facelift surgery available. And you might be wondering, “Which Facelift procedure is right for me?” The answer, according to Dallas surgeon, Dr. Bassichis of Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center, lies all in your expectations. The results you are hoping to achieve will determine if you are a Mini Facelift candidate or a Full Facelift candidate.

Am I a Mini Facelift Candidate?

Mini Facelift procedures are shorter, less surgically invasive and take less recovery time. A Mini Facelift, coined MiniLift™ by Dr. Bassichis, is ideal for someone who has fewer facial issues to correct. If you have only slight jowling and sagging of the skin and the neck, and only slight wrinkles, this less-invasive procedure just might be right for you. With a Mini Facelift, Dallas surgeon Dr. Bassichis will tighten your deep facial tissue through shorter incisions, usually hidden behind the ear or in the hairline. These mini-incisions, however, can provide excellent results. A Mini Facelift can rejuvenate a “tired” look, or turn back the hands of time to make a slightly aging face appear much younger. As you continue to age, however, you may opt to have a Full Facelift in the future, though a Mini Facelift can postpone a Full Facelift for several years to come.

Am I Full Facelift Candidate?

Dallas surgeon Dr. Bassichis skillfully hides your incisions in folds or creases, providing a natural camouflage for your scars and avoiding abnormal hairlines or hair loss. If you have more pronounced aging on your face, such has heavier jowls, sagging skin and deeper wrinkles; then a Full Facelift is probably the option that will give you the best results. With a Full Facelift, Dr. Bassichis will be better able to address the advanced aging signs around your mid-face and neck, giving you a dramatically rejuvenated, younger looking face. A Full Facelift is a more intense surgical procedure, however, and you will have more incisions. Since a Full Facelift is a more intense procedure, you will require a longer recovering time.

Before You Choose a Mini Facelift or Full Facelift.

Before you decide whether you want a Mini Facelift of a Full Facelift, it’s important that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Bassichis at his Dallas office. During the consultation, Dr. Bassichis will perform a full examination of your face, and explain what type of realistic results you can expect to receive with both a Mini Facelift and a Full Facelift. Once you select a procedure, he’ll explain it to you in detail, and make sure you are a candidate for plastic surgery, meaning that:

  • You’re generally in good medical and psychological health;
  • You don’t smoke, or you agree to quit smoking 2 weeks before and after your procedure as smoking can complicate plastic surgery and healing time;
  • You have good physical health;
  • You live a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly;
  • You have a support system at home who can pick you up from your procedure and help take care of you the first few days of recovery;
  • Most importantly, you understand what results you can expect with the surgery procedure you’ve chosen, and you have realistic expectations.

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If you’re ready to start your Facelift or Mini Facelift journey, call the Dallas office of Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center today at (972) 774-1777 to schedule a consultation.

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Face lift Dallas

If you are considering getting a facelift, you probably have a lot of questions. How do I pick a Dallas facelift surgeon? What qualifications and education does my facelift surgeon need to have? What are my final results going to look like? Am I even a good candidate for a facelift? Well, you can rest assured, you’ve come to the right place to get the answers you seek. Dr. Bassichis at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center performs hundreds of facelifts a year, and he is here to answer all your questions.

Are You Board Certified in Plastic Surgery?

One of the crucial questions you should ask your plastic surgeon is if he or she is board certified in plastic surgery, and what other qualifications he or she has. Dr. Bassichis has an impressive list of credentials. He is double board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery).

Dr. Bassichis received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, where he graduated Cum Laude. He also attended the Medical School University of Texas; had an internship in general surgery at the University of Texas in Dallas; he had his residency in head and neck surgery at the University of Texas in Dallas, where he was Chief Resident for head and neck surgery; and he had a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

In addition to his board certifications and quality education, facelift surgeon Dr. Bassichis has received numerous awards and recognition, including:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Voted one of D Magazine’s Best Plastic Surgeons
  • Voted Best Doctor in America
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
  • Recipient of the John Orlando Roe Award
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

Clearly, Dr. Bassichis is a qualified facelift surgeon who can work with you to receive the realistic results you desire.

What Are My Results Going to Look Like?

If you’re considering a facelift, you’re probably wondering, “What are my results going to look like?” In the past, facelifts often resulted in tight, artificial-looking results; Dr. Bassichis takes a unique, custom approach to each of his Dallas patients, allowing their natural beauty and a refreshed younger version of yourself to shine through for years to come. Rather than facial changing, Dr. Bassichis focuses on facial rejuvenation. You can see before and after pictures of Dr. Bassichis’ facelift procedures at his Dallas office.

In addition to offering plastic surgery, Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center also has a Medi.SPA, whose goal is to help you achieve beautifully healthy skin. At the spa, where treatments are performed under the supervision of Dr. Bassichis, you can receive aesthetics, laser and skin care, all in a spa-like, medical facility.

Am I A Good Candidate for a Facelift?

To qualify to be a good candidate for a facelift, you must meet multiple criteria including:

  1. Skin Elasticity:  For natural-looking results, it’s important that you have facial skin that retains some elasticity.
  2. Strong Bone Structure: A good facelift candidate will have a well-defined underlying bone structure to provide natural-looking results.
  3. Realistic expectations: It’s important that a facelift candidate has realistic expectations of what a facelift can and can’t do, and be in good psychological health.
  4. Good Overall Health: Before you get a facelift, it’s important that you are in overall good health, so that you can heal quickly and properly from your procedure. Always discuss any pre-existing medical conditions with your facelift surgeon before a facelift surgery.
  5. Non-Smoker: Smoking isn’t only very damaging to your health, but it can also affect how you heal after your facelift surgery. A good facelift candidate will be a non-smoker so that proper healing can occur after the facelift surgery.

I’m Interested in a Facelift. What Do I Do Next?

If you’re interested in a facelift and believe you are a good candidate for the procedure, call facelift surgeon Dr. Bassichis in his Dallas office today at (972) 774-1777 to schedule a consultation.

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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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