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Category Archives: Injectable Fillers

MILLENNIAL PLASTIC SURGERY- What? and Why?

  “Millennial Plastic Surgery?” Why would the youngest ‘labeled’ generation, the Millennials, embrace Plastic Surgery and cosmetic treatments? To a lot of people it comes as a surprise. It may not seem logical. Or, maybe it’s just ironic. But, it is happening. Millennials are generally defined as the 18 to 34-year olds. So, except for a small percentage in the … Read more

FILLERS DO MORE THAN FILL

The headlines are full of “Filler” news these days. On the ‘Red Carpet’ (“who got what” “What did they have lifted, injected, added/subtracted, or tightened?”) And away from the splashy celebrity world, the subject is all over your own neighborhood or workplace. Plastic Surgery procedures have become mainstream, largely due to the fact that we want to present our best … Read more

LIQUID FACELIFT- (Really, what are my options?)

“Once over easy” please? Is the no-fuss, no downtime, ‘low-(ish) cost’ facelift a reality?  Our mission here will be to filter through the hype, and give you some straight talk on non-surgical, face”lifting” injections. What many people like to call the Liquid Facelift. Do Plastic Surgeons administer these kinds of treatments? Yes.  I’m a San Jose Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. … Read more

The New Voluma Injectable: Up Close

You’ve probably started hearing the buzz surrounding the new Juvederm Voluma XC – It’s the latest injectable filler from Allergan, a hyaluronic acid gel that’s thicker than Juvederm, and designed to provide more of a ‘lift’ to certain areas.  It’s now FDA approved for adding volume to the cheek area – filling hollows, and/or giving you a lift to your … Read more

Facelift, Fillers, or Both? The Barefaced Truth

We understand. Believe us, we do. You’d like to have some “facial rejuvenation.” You’d like to look natural, but better. And, you’d like to avoid surgery.  Possible? Well, two things.  And, both are true. 1.   “What you want to hear” Modern injectable fillers, Botox-type injections, and facial implants, can often give you the improvement you want. 2.   “What you’d rather … Read more

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