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Myths and Facts About Rhinoplasty Sep 5th, 2021

Rhinoplasty, more generally known as a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure that addresses cosmetic concerns such as size and shape, as well as structural concerns that leave you unable to breathe properly.  The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that surgeons performed over 220,000 rhinoplasties in 2017 alone, making...

How Do I Know If a Mini Facelift Is Right for Me? Aug 4th, 2021

As we age, our skin loses its youthful elasticity, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles, creases, and sagging skin, especially around the neck and jowls. From dermal fillers and Botox® to minimally invasive procedures like laser resurfacing and microdermabrasion, there are a variety of ways to turn back time on...

What Facial Aesthetic Concerns Does a Fat Transfer Improve? Jul 26th, 2021

Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is a surgical procedure in which a doctor transfers fat from one area of the body to another through liposuction and then injection. The surgical goal is to improve or otherwise augment the area where the fat is injected. At Arizona Ocular &...

Types of Eyelid Malposition Jun 16th, 2021

Eyelid malposition takes a number of forms, but all make the lids appear droopy, tired, and aged. Malposition isn’t always a cosmetic issue, though. In the case of ptosis, the upper eyelid physically droops over the eye and obstructs vision. In that case, you’ll require medical intervention to save the...

7 Skin Problems That a Chemical Peel Corrects May 27th, 2021

Like many people, you probably aren’t 100% pleased with your skin. Over the years, you may have developed acne scars, fine lines, or age spots. But with so many different cosmetic treatments on the market, how do you know what’s right for you? Here at Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic...

Everything You Should Know About Brow Lifts Apr 13th, 2021

As you age, gravity’s tug can pull down your eyelids, eyebrows, and forehead,making them sag and display a tired or scowling expression that doesn’t accurately communicate who you are or what you’re feeling. Fortunately, a brow lift allows you to counter gravity’s pull, helping you look younger and feel refreshed....

Are You a Candidate for Blepharoplasty? Mar 1st, 2021

For many people, the first thing they notice about someone is their eyes. So what does it say if yours are hooded, droopy, or sagging? No matter what your mood or what you’re thinking, you broadcast a message of perpetual fatigue, standoffishness, or anger, and those are probably not the...

When You Should Consider a Facelift Feb 12th, 2021

Lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity are all a normal part of aging. Collagen, a protein that gives your skin strength and resiliency, starts declining around age 25, and production continues to diminish with each advancing year. But you may not be ready to give up your youthful glow when the...

The Best Chemical Peels to Get During the Winter Jan 14th, 2021

Winter weather saps the life out of your skin. Cooler temperatures and dry, blustery conditions can leave your skin dry, itchy, and flaky, and can increase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making you appear older than you actually are. Fortunately, though, you have a great option for erasing...

Here's Why You Should Consider a Brow Lift Dec 7th, 2020

Gravity pulls down on all things, and as you age, it can do a number on your eyelids, your eyebrows, and your forehead. All of them start to sag, giving you a tired or scowling expression that can put people off, even if you’re gregarious by nature.  Fortunately, brow lift...

Botox® Versus Fillers: Which Aesthetic Treatment Is Right for Me? Nov 4th, 2020

We never stop to appreciate our healthy, youthful skin when we’re young enough to have it. It’s only as we age and develop fine lines and wrinkles that we long for the days when it was just part of who we were. You can reclaim that youthful skin through a...

Say Goodbye to Your Droopy Eyelids Once and for All with a Blepharoplasty Oct 7th, 2020

Droopy, puffy eyelids are sometimes a medical problem, but they’re more likely to be an eyesore and impinge on your self-confidence. Our oculofacial plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Dustin Heringer, at Arizona Ocular & Facial Plastic Surgery understand your concern, and he has a solution — blepharoplasty, commonly known as...

What Types of Surgeries Does an Oculoplastic Surgeon Perform? Sep 16th, 2020

Oculofacial Plastic surgeons are ophthalmologists with an added specialty in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery of the periorbital and facial tissues. These tissues include the eyelids, eyebrows, orbits (bone surrounding the eyes), lacrimal (tear) system, forehead, cheeks and face. When you need a procedure done in and around these areas,...

What to Consider if You’re Interested in a Brow Lift Aug 5th, 2020

Aging takes a toll on many parts of your body, but it’s most visible on your face. Collagen production starts to decrease around age 20, and it continues to decrease at a rate of about 1% each year.  As a result of less collagen, the skin loses its elasticity, and...

Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift? Jul 1st, 2020

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to improve visible signs of facial aging. Facelifts were the fifth most common cosmetic surgery performed in 2016, up 4% from the previous year. A facelift concentrates on the bottom portion of your face and jaw. It...

Got Droopy Eyelids, Circles, or Bags? We Have Solutions Jun 29th, 2020

You feel young inside, but your eyes tell the world a different story. Maybe it’s droopy eyelids. Or perhaps you’ve got dark circles or bags underneath that advance the clock. What would you give to be able to turn back time and look young again? Well, it turns out you...

What is a Mini Facelift? May 18th, 2020

Around the age of 40, most people begin to realize that getting older can be a blessing as well as a curse. Sure, each trip around the sun may leave you more experienced, insightful, and confident, but it can also leave you with more fine lines, deeper wrinkles, looser skin,...