Feminizing the African American Face
If you are of African American heritage and seeking to have facial feminization surgery (FFS) it’s critical to understand that what constitutes a typically female African American face may be vastly different — aesthetically and structurally — than a typical European, Asian, or even Hawaiian (Polynesian) face.
So before you select a plastic and craniofacial surgeon …Read more
Authors: Jordan C. Deschamps-Braly, M.D.; Caitlin L. Sacher, M.P.A.S., P.A.-C.; Jennifer Fick, R.N., M.S.N., F.N.P.-C.; Douglas K. Ousterhout, M.D., D.D.S.
As published in the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, April 2017.
We are excited to announce that our most recent paper has just been published in the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. We hope you’ll find the article quite interesting. We’ve included the abstract below to give …Read more
It might seem like an uncomfortable thing to talk about, but sometimes a plastic surgery procedure may not turn out as you expected causing great stress and a lack of confidence. Either your surgeon was not as skilled or qualified as you were led to believe, …Read more
Long format surgery may take 6-12 hours, is it safe to be “under” for this long?
Sometimes it is recommended to undertake several plastic surgery procedures during one session. This is known as a long format surgery, which may take anywhere from 6-12 hours in duration. Most often we recommend long format plastic surgeries for either Pan Facial Rejuvenation, Facial Masculinization, …Read more
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STILLE Instruments: Setting a High Standard
STILLE Instruments are the highest quality surgical instruments available in the world. They are created to provide the sharpest, most precise cutting while reducing surgical hand fatigue. Based in Sweden, STILLE has been developing and creating leading edge medical devices since the 1800s.
The Importance of Quality Instruments
Dr. Deschamps-Braly could be described as a …Read more
Our approach is to reduce the chances of pain before, during and after your surgical procedure. To do this we utilize the most cutting-edge, non-narcotic painkillers to reduce pain and swelling resulting in faster recovery time and less discomfort.
Why do we choose non-narcotic painkillers?
The problem with narcotics is that they often have significant side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, constipation and even dependence and abuse for some people. All great reasons to avoid their use.
All of our patients receive a …Read more
Many people are hesitant to get a facelift (rhytidectomy) because they are afraid that they will no longer look like themselves. But thankfully, the old Hollywood cliché of the tight-faced, pulled-back, artificial-looking facelift that was your grandmother’s facelift is a thing of the past.
In recent years plastic surgery techniques have evolved rapidly.
Previously, facelifts only pulled back the loose or sagging skin. Today’s facelift techniques work much deeper by actually lifting the underlying tissues and muscles under the skin upwards – …Read more
One of our most frequently asked questions is: “Is plastic surgery safe?”
Caitlin Sacher works alongside Dr. Deschamps-Braly as his Surgical Physician Assistant and together they have built a surgical team dedicated to ensuring outstanding excellence in patient-centered care and the utmost patient safety.
While every surgical procedure carries it’s own inherit risks, she explained, certain systems can be set in place to help ensure a safe surgery by minimizing unnecessary surgical complications.
“Much like a pilot running through a “pre-flight checklist” …Read more
Demystifying 3 Common Myths About Feminine Hairlines
By Dr. Sara Wasserbauer, Surgical Hair Restoration Specialist
If you are trying to achieve a more feminine facial appearance, you may know that hair, and specifically, the shape and height of your hairline is a major component of this transformation.
Your hairline frames and defines your face, making hairline lowering a particularly important component of facial …Read more
In an age where the predominant health topic seems to revolve around trying to rid ourselves of excess fat, why would anyone want to discuss why adding fat to certain areas may be something to consider?
This discussion is suited to anyone who has ever had fillers injected into their face or considered having such injections. I would like to introduce considerations for when and why someone might consider using their body’s own tissue rather than a pharmaceutical product that comes …Read more