Plastic surgery is generally considered safe when performed in an accredited hospital or surgery center environment by a competent surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. That being said, there are always risks with any type of surgical procedure; those risks will be discussed thoroughly with you during your consultation.
There is no correct age to have a facelift or pan facial rejuvenation. Everyone ages differently based on genetics, environmental factors, and lifestyle choices. If you’re thinking about a facelift but unsure if it’s the right time, we encourage you to make an appointment and visit with us to discuss your options.
Unfortunately, scarring is a consideration with any type of surgery. However, an experienced plastic surgeon is a master at hiding the scars, often rendering them barely, if at all, visible. We’ll discuss this in further detail during your office visit as the results vary depending on what type of procedure you’re having.
Fat grafts are essentially permanent fillers. Your body will resorb a portion of the fat graft over the course of the first 3-4 months after your surgery. The remaining fat will stay with you indefinitely.
We recommend that patients wait for 3-4 months before the final shape of the grafts are fully realized.
We choose to not show “before and after” photos on our website out of respect for our patients’ privacy.
Once we have placed someone’s photo on our website, we no longer have control over what people on the Internet will do with that photo.
For example, if someone chooses to revoke their permission to have their photos shown after it has already been displayed online, even if we remove it from our site, it may still live elsewhere online, such as in search engine image libraries. It could even have been downloaded it a personal computer, and, unfortunately, we have no way of retrieving it.
The same thing is true with emailing photos of patients. We are commonly asked if we can email images of our patients, and again, this presents a significant security concern.
The only way we show photos of surgical results is in the office at the time of consultation or by meeting with us at a conference or meeting.
Although we apologize for any inconvenience, we are sure that you understand we have our patient’s best interest at heart with this decision. Because of this mutual level of respect, the
vast majority of our patient’s allow us to use their photos for in-office use, knowing that we will never put them online. In addition, many of our patients are happy to speak to prospective patients about their experience with us.
Facial Feminization Surgery encompasses a wide range of reconstructive and aesthetic surgical procedures that are most often recommended for trans people who are seeking a more feminine appearance. The surgery works to transform masculine facial features into more feminine shapes and proportions. Read more about Facial Feminization Surgery here.
Facial Masculinization Surgery is a range of aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures that reshape female facial features to appear more masculine. For some female-to-male (FTM) trans people, facial masculinization is an effective adjunct to hormonal therapy.
Read more about Facial Masculinization Surgery here.