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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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.

Call Us Today

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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14755 Preston Road Ste 110 Dallas Texas, 75254