Rhinoplasty DallasSometimes, Dallas men and women who consult with Dr. Bassichis about getting rhinoplasty surgery ask if the procedure will negatively affect their smile. After all, these residents still want to be able to show off their pearly whites every time someone makes them laugh or makes them happy! The reason for this concern, however, is valid. Since rhinoplasty surgery takes place so close to your upper lip, some who desire a nose job are concerned that they will have a stiff upper lip following their surgery, and be unable to smile the natural, normal way they used to before they had their procedure.

Thankfully, when you choose to work with double-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis of Dallas’ Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, you don’t have to worry about this complication.* That’s because Dr. Bassichis has years of experience performing nose jobs, and he has the skill and technique to make sure he doesn’t interfere with your lip muscles.*

A Note About Your Recovery Time

While rhinoplasty patients don’t have to worry about long-term effects on their smile prior to surgery, it’s important to remember that nose jobs do have a recovery time period. Immediately after your surgery, you may notice that you have a less profound smile than usual. This is normal and to be expected, because your body is healing. Within a week or two of your surgery, however, any numbness that you feel on your nasal tip and upper lip should go away, and you can smile like normal!

A Special Note to Those Choosing Rhinoplasty for Nostril Reduction

Some Dallas residents specifically want a nose job because they feel their nostrils are too large for and unproportionate to the rest of their face. While Dr. Bassichis works diligently with these patients to help them achieve their desired results, he also takes a conservative approach. That’s because flaring nostrils are a natural side effect of many facial expressions, including smiling, and he wants your future smiles to look natural.

Sharing Your Questions with Dr. Bassichis

Whether you’re worried that rhinoplasty will affect your smile, or result in some other undesirable side effect, Dr. Bassichis encourages you to ask all your questions – even if you think they are silly – during your consultation with him. He’s there to help explain the nose job procedure to you and make sure you are completely certain you want to proceed before you are booked for a surgery day. So don’t be afraid – fire those questions away!

Schedule a Consultation at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center Today

At our practice, all we do are facial plastic surgeries and non-invasive facial features. It’s our niche! If you are considering rhinoplasty for one of the varieties of reasons it is performed – from cosmetic reasons to functional reasons, Dr. Bassichis is among the best plastic surgeons to perform your procedure.

To schedule your consultation, simply call our Dallas office today. We can be reached at (972) 774-1777.

*Individual Results May Vary.

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an injection treatment that uses the components of a person’s own blood to stimulate hair growth. Our blood is made of two main components namely red blood cells and plasma which is rich in healing growth factors.

These growth factors are used to treat a range of health issues, including arthritis, signs of aging, etc. As well, these growth factors found in PRP can stimulate the activity of the hair follicles and promote new hair growth.

When PRP is injected into the damaged area it causes a mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade to promote healing and restoration of tissue. PRP has been shown in clinical studies to promote hair growth in patients with androgenic alopecia (hair loss) with high overall patient satisfaction.

We invite you for a complimentary consultation to see if Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment for hair loss would be of benefit to you!

Beautifully yours,
Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis

Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face.

To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation.

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Face lift DallasHave you heard of the mini face lift? If so, you might be wondering if that, or a traditional face lift, is right for you and your unique situation. After all, every Dallas woman and man ages differently, and their surgical needs are different, too. So which one’s right for you?

A Mini Face Lift Explained

A mini face lift is a shorter and less invasive elective plastic surgery compared to a traditional face lift. Dallas patients often choose a mini face lift if they are just beginning to show signs of aging on their face, such as slight jowling, minimal wrinkles, and sagging of the facial skin and neck.

Since a mini face lift is less invasive, it also means that smaller incisions are used during the procedure. Of course, your incisions will be hidden in your hairline and underneath your chin, but since they are smaller incisions, there’s less downtime and your recovery from the surgery will be faster.

One important factor to remember if you are interested in a mini face lift, though, is that since it is such a less invasive procedure, it’s results aren’t meant to last a lifetime. But if you’re in your 30s and are showing signs of aging that make you look a decade or so older, getting a mini face lift now may postpone your need to get a traditional face lift later.*

A Traditional Face Lift Explained

A traditional face lift is the procedure you’re probably thinking of when you hear the term “face lift.” It involves making incisions in a patient’s hairline up, around and below the ear, as well as underneath the chin. From these incisions, Dr. Bassichis can eliminate deep wrinkles around the nose and mouth, tighten up your skin, and remove unwanted sagging skin around your lower face and neck.

A traditional face lift is usually recommended for patients who are at least 40 and tends to have longer lasting results than a mini face lift. But remember, the aging process never stops. Even if you get a face lift at 40, you may require a revision face lift later in life.*

What’s the Right Choice for Me?

While your age might help clue you in on whether or not a mini face lift or traditional face lift is right for you, the best way to determine which procedure you should proceed with is by consulting with Dr. Bassichis of Dallas’ Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center. A double-certified plastic surgeon who works exclusively on plastic surgery facial procedures, he has the skill and experience to know what procedures will work best for individual patients.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you know you want to turn back the hands of time, but aren’t sure which plastic surgery procedure is right for you, then give us a call. We’ll be happy to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Bassichis so he can perform a full facial examination, listen to your problem areas, and suggest the best procedure for you.

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

*Individual results may vary.

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An interesting clinical trial showed data that using botulinum may prolong the lasting effects of hyaluronic acid fillers by reducing muscle activity in the treated area. Aesthetic physicians have been known to use fillers in combination with BOTOX to temporarily reduce muscle activity and prolong filler life. The study is of interest because it highlights the potential clinical significance of muscle movement in promoting filler degradation and in reducing the duration of filler effect.

As a double board certified facial plastic surgeon specializing only in the face, Dr. Benjamin Bassichis focuses on attaining beautiful, natural appearing, healthy results for his patients.

Contact his Dallas practice today by calling (972) 774-1777 to learn more or to schedule your consultation.

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Face lift DallasMany Dallas women and men who are unhappy with the aging look of their face inquire with Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center to see if a face lift is right for them. And one of their most common questions is, “What parts of the face do a face lift correct?”

While some patients incorrectly assume that a face lift addresses the entire face, there are actually a variety of facial plastic surgery procedures to address different parts of the face. A face lift is designed to address the lower third of the face, by:

  • Eliminating deep wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
  • Addressing sagging or sunken cheeks.
  • Removing excess skin from the neck and lower face, often referred to as jowls.

Here is an explanation about how Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis achieves these goals when performing a face lift.

Addressing Wrinkles and Sagging or Sunken Cheeks

To address the lower third of the face, Dr. Bassichis performs a hairline incision in his patients up, around and below their ears. This “hidden” incision gives Dr. Bassichis access to the skin needed to tighten up loose skin and remove unwanted, sagging skin.

Removing Jowls

For a face lift, Dr. Bassichis also makes hidden incisions in his Dallas patients to remove unwanted jowls around the lower face or the neck. By making a small incision at the bottom of the chin, he is able to gain the access needed to remove these unwanted facial features.

Am I a Candidate for a Face Lift?

Dallas men and women desiring a face lift surgery at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center must meet certain criteria that Dr. Bassichis has set for his patients. These include:

  • Having the issues that a face lift can address
  • Being in good overall general health, and providing access to your medical records
  • Being in good mental health
  • Passing a pre-op exam for elective surgery before your procedure

Your Experience on Surgery Day

When you arrive for your face lift surgery, you’ll have needed to fast for at least 12 hours. This is because both surgeons and anesthesiologists alike feel it is unsafe to perform elective procedures on patients with a full stomach, as general anesthesia may cause nausea, and give you the risk for aspirating in your lungs.

When it’s time to go backstage, you’ll first be called to a pre-op room where nurses and medical technicians will prep you for your face lift. When it’s go-time, you’ll be wheeled to the operating room. The anesthesiologist will insert an IV in your arm to administer general anesthesia, and you’ll be asleep in seconds.

After your asleep, Dr. Bassichis will begin his work on your face lift, making the hidden incisions we discussed to give you a new, rejuvenated facial look. After your surgery is complete and you have been stitched back up, you’ll be transferred to a post-op room where you’ll awaken and be monitored until it’s determined that it’s safe for you to go home. You will need a friend or family member to drive you home as patients who receive general anesthesia are not allowed to drive the same day.

Schedule Your Consultation for a Face Lift Today

If you’re a Dallas resident who wants to put his or her best face forward, a face lift might be the right option for you. Call our office today to schedule a consultation at (972) 774-1777.

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According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, naturally occurring folate is an important B vitamin that can protect against cancers of the colon, rectum, skin, and breast…and is excellent for anti-aging.   Fortified breakfast cereals and whole wheat products are good sources of folate.

Other good sources of folate are:

  • Orange juice
  • Melons
  • Strawberries
  • Asparagus
  • Eggs
  • Beans
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Leafy green vegetables (spinach, romaine lettuce, etc.)

The best way to get folate is not from a pill, but by eating enough healthy fruits, vegetables, and enriched grain products. We encourage all our patients to promote their best health from the inside out…and enjoy many healthy sources of folate for anti-cancer and anti-aging benefits.

If you want to learn details about our medical spa treatments that can also help with anti-aging, contact Dr. Bassichis today at (972) 774-1777.

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Face lift DallasIf you’re a Dallas man or woman who is interested in getting a face lift, it’s likely that you want to make sure you’re going to get a good return on your investment. After all, not only do you have to undergo elective plastic surgery but since face lifts aren’t covered by insurance, they’re an out-of-pocket expense, too. You want to make sure that you’re choosing to undergo the procedure at an ideal time in your life when your results are likely to last the longest. It makes complete sense!

Even though you might be showing signs of aging in your face earlier in your life, plastic surgeons like Dr. Bassichis of Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center – where he exclusively performs facial plastic surgery procedures – recommends that Dallas men and women wait until they are at least in their early to mid-forties before electing for the elective plastic surgery procedure. The reason? This is the ideal age to ensure that you’ll have the most long-lasting results!

What if I’m Too Young for a Face Lift, But Feel Like I Look Older Than I Am?

If you feel like your face looks older than you are, but haven’t quite hit the big 4-0, there are still other, non-surgical options for you to look more youthful and address your problem areas. At Dallas’ Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Bassichis works with younger patients on a variety of dermal fillers and injections, all designed to help you look like the best version of you. You can always consult with Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center to see which dermal filler might be the right solution for the problem areas you want to address.

Am I Too Old to Get a Face Lift?

Some patients beyond their 40s fear they’ve waited too long to get a face lift procedure. That’s not always the case. If you’ve had a face lift in the past, but feel like time has negated your results, you can always get a revision face lift. Additionally, if you’ve never had a face lift before, combining a variety of procedures such as a face lift and brow lift may give you the results you desire.*

Talk to Dr. Bassichis at Any Age

Regardless of your age, if you’re unhappy with your facial appearance, Dr. Bassichis can likely come up with an individualized treatment plan for you. Whether you want to address wrinkles, sunken cheeks, jowls or other facial issues, there are several surgical and non-surgical procedures that may be right for your unique case.

The only way to know what procedure or combination of procedures is right for you is to schedule an initial consultation at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center. When you do this, Dr. Bassichis will perform a full facial examination, listen to your problem areas, and design a unique treatment plan, just for you.

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

*Individual results may vary.

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As we get older, it’s normal for our skin to slowly lose elasticity and thin out. This is part of our skin’s natural maturation. However, there are a variety of factors that can cause skin age at an accelerated rate. A large factor in “premature skin aging” is a result of free radical activity in the body.

Free radicals are molecules that are produced by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation, including radiation from the sun and other sources of UV rays, including tanning beds. Antioxidants are naturally occurring substances that provide protection against the effects of damaging free radicals on the cells in your body, including your skin. Antioxidant ingredients are already promoted in a number of skin care products available both over-the-counter and by prescription, and are being actively studied in clinical trials for a variety of medicinal uses.

Nine antioxidants to look for when choosing a skincare product:

1. Vitamin E

Vitamin E (tocopherol) is an antioxidant that is present in the skin and found in various foods, such as vegetables, seeds and meat. It helps the skin appear younger by boosting collagen production and in turn reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. Unlike other vitamins, skin derives more of its benefits from vitamin E better through topical treatments than through oral supplements. Vitamin E is available in two forms: alpha-tocopherol (alcohol-based) and alpha-tocopherol acetate. The latter does not penetrate the skin as easily, so make sure you’re reading the labels closely to get maximum benefit of the vitamin E.

2. Lycopene

Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, is a carotenoid found in red fruits and vegetables. It is responsible for their red color. In addition to being a healthy choice for your diet, it’s a great choice for improving skin texture because it promotes collagen production and reduces the DNA damage that leads to wrinkles. To get the most benefit from this powerful antioxidant, you can either take a daily supplement or look for skin care products that contain it in topical formulas (lycopene is easily absorbed by the skin).

3. Green Tea

Green Tea has become one of the new age food heroes — a helpful ally in preventing everything from heart disease and cancer to skin aging and weight gain. The secret ingredients are chemicals called catechins, which are antioxidants that can repair cell damage on the skin and repair wrinkles, blemishes or other impurities. When applied to the skin, green tea can reduce sun damage by reducing inflammation and tackling free radicals. (It doesn’t block UV rays.) When choosing a tea, its helpful to know that green tea has over five times the amount of catechins as black tea.

4. Coffee Berry

As an ingredient in anti-aging formulas, coffee berry prevents collagen damage, reduces wrinkles and protects the skin against damage. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leading to more youthful looking skin.

5. Resveratrol

The antioxidant resveratrol is compound that is commonly found in grapes, nuts, fruits, and red wine (!!!), among others. Separate studies have shown that when topically applied, resveratrol protects against UVB-mediated cutaneous damage and inhibits UVB-mediated oxidative stress.

6. Grape Seed

Grape seed is extracted from vitis vinifera and is rich in proanthocyanidins, which belong to the flavonoid family. Proanthocyanidins are potent antioxidants with strong free radical scavenging activities. Grape seed extract has been shown to be an even stronger scavenger of free radicals than vitamins C and E.

7. Genistein

Genistein is an isoflavone derived from soybeans with the capacity to inhibit UV-induced oxidative DNA damage. Genistein, either topically applied or orally supplemented, was shown to effectively protect human skin against UVB-induced skin damage.

8. Niacinamide

Niacinamide (vitamin B3) is a powerful antioxidant that has shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory and de-pigmenting properties. It has also shown to improve the texture and tone of the skin, as well as reduce fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.

9. Vitamin C

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is an essential nutrient that can only come from the healthy fruits and vegetables that contain it. Vitamin C is known for its cold-fighting power, but it’s also under study for its impact on preventing and reversing aging skin.

It works in two ways: as an antioxidant, as well as a booster of collagen formation — both of which are important to preserving and maintaining skin’s youthful appearance. However, boosting your intake of vitamin C-rich foods does not appear to impact your skin to any measurable degree, so cosmetic companies are hard at work to study whether it can be absorbed through the skin directly via topical creams and lotions.

In addition to eating a healthy diet filled with vitamins, our luxury skin care boutique carries many amazing products loaded with antioxidants.

Our medical aestheticians at our Dallas practice are happy to assist you in your best skin care prescription!

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Nose jobs are among the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States. And when it all comes down to it, there really are only 3 reasons why people consider plastic surgery to alter their noses: they had facial trauma that injured their nose and they want to correct it, they don’t like their natural nose and want to change it, or they have breathing difficulties and hope a nose job will improve them.

Continue reading as Dallas facial plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis discusses 3 three reasons for getting rhinoplasty in more detail.

Getting a Nose Job Because You’ve Experienced Facial Trauma

Whether you’ve experienced facial trauma in the past that affected your nose from a sports injury, a car accident, or something else, it can be difficult to accept the new look of your nose as it naturally healed. Dallas residents who have had a facial trauma break their noses will tell you that their accidentally broken noses typically don’t naturally heal in an aesthetically pleasing way.

Often times, the best course of treatment to return your nose back to its former look is to undergo reconstructive rhinoplasty. While your individualized surgical plan may include rebreaking the nasal bone, this break will be surgically controlled and totally different from the spontaneous break you experienced before. You can rest assured that Dallas facial plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis has your end results in mind when he’s preparing your reconstructive nose job surgical plan.

Getting a Nose Job Because You Don’t Like the Look of Your Natural Nose

A common reason that patients visit Dr. Bassichis at Dallas’ Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery is that they don’t like the look of their natural nose, and they want to change it surgically. There are a variety of reasons a patient may be displeased with their natural nasal appearance, including feeling like their nose:

  • Doesn’t have an aesthetically pleasing profile
  • Is too big or too small for their face
  • Is too wide or too narrow for their face
  • Is crooked or otherwise misshapen
  • Has an unwanted nasal hump
  • Has nostrils that are either too big or too little

A cosmetic nose job can address all of these aesthetic issues (and more!).

Getting a Nose Job Because You Want to Breathe Easier

Finally, some Dallas rhinoplasty patients don’t choose the surgery for aesthetics at all. On the contrary, these patients have breathing issues but haven’t found relief with other medical solutions like allergy or congestion medications.

If the internal structure of your nose is impeding you from breathing easily, then functional rhinoplasty might be able to help you achieve this goal. Typically focusing on altering your internal nasal shelves, this procedure usually doesn’t involve any cosmetic changes at all.

Whatever Your Reason for Rhinoplasty, Dr. Bassichis Can Help

Whether you desire a nose job for reconstructive, cosmetic, or functional reasons, Dr. Bassichis has tremendous experience with performing the procedures for all of these patient needs.

To move forward with a consultation, schedule an appointment at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas today by calling (972) 774-1777.

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Facelift Surgery DallasMany Dallas women and men feel that their faces are aging faster than they actually are. That’s a totally normal experience! In fact, a variety of factors such as sun exposure, genetics, or smoking can cause your face to age at a faster rate than your actual age. While we’ve yet to discover the true Fountain of Youth, many patients of Dr. Bassichis at Advanced Facial Surgery Center feel that he has the “magic” touch of helping patients regain their youthful appearance and look great for their age!

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is an elective plastic surgery procedure chosen by many Dallas area residents to address issues of the lower third of the face. With this procedure, Dr. Bassichis can:

  • Reshape the lower portion of the face to remove excess and unwanted skin that makes you look older than you actually
  • Remove deep creases around the mouth and nose, making you appear wrinkle-free!
  • Address hanging skin under the chin and in the neck often called jowls.

How Do I Know if I’m a Good Candidate?

Dr. Bassichis carefully screens potential Dallas patients to not only make sure he can provide them with results that make a difference, but that anyone he operates on is healthy enough for elective plastic surgery. This means in order to become a patient you must:

  • Share your full medical and mental health records.
  • Pass a pre-op appointment from your general physician.
  • Be in good, overall health.

Will People Be Able to Know I’ve Had Work Done?

Dr. Bassichis aims at making you look like the best version of you, so people won’t know you’ve undergone a facelift unless you tell them. While they’ll likely notice your more youthful look, they may think you’re just using some special anti-aging cream that Hollywood celebrities swear by!

Best of yet, there will be no telltale scars on your face to tip others off that you’ve had elective surgery. When performing a facelift, Dr. Bassichis makes incisions:

  • Under your chin to address loose cheeks and jowls.
  • Above and around your ear in your hairline to tighten up your mid-face.

What Will My Surgery Day Be Like?

Many people who choose to get facelifts have never undergone surgery before, so they’re understandably nervous and curious about what surgery day will entail. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect:

  • You’ll arrive on surgery day having fasted at least 12 hours, so you can have general anesthesia administered for your surgery (which puts you completely asleep).
  • You’ll initially be called back to a pre-op room, where you’ll be prepared for your procedure by a team of nurses and medical professionals.
  • Once it’s go-time, you’ll be wheeled back to the operating room.
  • The anesthesiologist will insert an IV to administer general anesthesia. You’ll be completely asleep in seconds.
  • Bassichis will get to work on your personalized surgery.
  • You’ll be transferred to a post-op room, where you’ll be monitored by nurses and medical professionals until they’ve determined you’re safe to go home.
  • You’ll be driven home by a friend or family member because you can’t drive after receiving general anesthesia.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you’re ready to regain your more youthful facial appearance, why wait? Call our office in Dallas today to schedule a consultation at (972) 774-1777.

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