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Rhinoplasty 101

The nose is one of the most prominent facial features. If it is crooked or out of proportion with the other structures of the face, the nose can distract from the rest of the face. Many times, this affects a person’s confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, rhinoplasty, also commonly called a nose job, changes the nose’s shape and helps enhance the overall facial features. Rhinoplasty surgery is an outpatient procedure that can correct a variety of aesthetic problems such as a ...

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Expert Dallas Plastic Surgeon Explains Face and Eye-lid Lifts

We all want to look as young and fit as we can….and we want to look like that forever!  Facelifts have been around for about 100 years. The original facelifts were a mere excision of the excess skin in front of the ear. This lessened the facial wrinkles somewhat and was the standard for the next 50 years. Because skin stretches when put under any tension whatsoever, the lifts didn’t last very long and the results left much ...

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Dr. Standefer Talks for Loss of Skin Elasticity Solutions

The truth is that aging skin is a reality and in essence this entire discussion is “all about elasticity”! As the skin ages, it loses collagen. It also loses elasticity. The day that gravity gets stronger than the elastin fibers, that’s the day! That’s the day we wake up and look in the mirror and wonder what happened! We start to notice that our skin is hanging down over our jaw line, our neck is droopy, our eyelids hang down ...

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Eye Brow Lift 101

As you get older, you may notice that your eyebrows have begun changing shape. Oftentimes, the arch becomes flat or the brows begin to sag or droop over your eyes. This leaves you with a tired, aged appearance. Fortunately, a brow lift is a surgical procedure that Dallas facial surgeon Dr. John Standefer completes using local anesthesia to reduces sagginess in the eyebrow area and rejuvenates the forehead. During this procedure, excess skin from the forehead is removed, creating a ...

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Benefits of an Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)

They say one’s eyes are the window to their soul. Many of our aging patients talk with Dallas facial plastic and eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) surgeon Dr. John Standefer about have a blepharoplasty, commonly known as an eyelid lift. This procedure is performed to repair or rejuvenate the area surrounding the eyes, improving the overall appearance of the eyelids. The most common reason patients need this procedure is due to loose or sagging skin that creates folds and changes the natural appearance ...

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Dr. Standefer Receives RealSelf 500 Award

Congratulations to Fresh Image's double board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. John Standefer for being one of 500 doctors worldwide to receive the RealSelf 500 Award. This prestigious award honors the top influencers on RealSelf—the most trusted website for consumers to get informed about elective cosmetic procedures and to find and connect with doctors and clinics. "It is a great honor to receive this award," said Dr. John Standefer. "I take pride in educating others about facial cosmetic surgery. Patients ...

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Am I A Facelift Candidate?

Have you looked in the mirror lately and thought "where did my youthful look go?" Are you a candidate for a facelift? Aging is inevitable, but thanks to modern medicine and artful surgeons, there's an easy fix to make you feel your best! With so many treatments available, many patients wonder if they're ready for a facelift. Believe it or not, age doesn't matter in determining if someone is a candidate. Some people age earlier in life than others ...

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Getting Plump Lips with Lip Augmentation

Having plump, full lips is a sign of health, beauty and youth. Some people are genetically predisposed to thin lips, while others thin through the natural aging process. Fortunately, there are several ways to enhance them! Many people start with fillers like Juvederm and Restylane, which consists of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our skin. The results are not permanent and last from 4-6 months. Patients usually love the results so they continue to receive injections. These patients ...

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How to Get Rid of Laugh Lines

Non-Surgical and Surgical Options Laugh lines are also known as nasolabial folds. These lines run from the corners of your mouth to the nose. They occur as the result of aging. Sun damage and genetics can also play a role in the development of laugh lines. There are several treatments that can be used to erase laugh lines. The treatment that is recommended is contingent upon the severity of the problem. There are surgical and non-surgical treatment options available. Botox ...

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What Is a Mid-Face Lift?

Details Of a Mid-Face Lift Also known as a cheek lift, a mid-face lift is much like a regular facelift in that it is cosmetic surgery designed to lessen or reverse the appearance of aging. Unlike a regular facelift, it is designed to address one of the earliest signs of maturing: the sinking and lowering of the muscles in the cheeks. The surgical procedure involves a full treatment of the lower eyelid areas and the upper cheeks, which tend to ...

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