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What’s New in Facial Plastic Surgery?

2017 is looking to be a big year for plastic surgery, with several new products expected to hit the market. Let’s take a look at some of the latest trends and styles in the plastic surgery world!

Kybella Is More Popular Than Ever

Kybella has been around for a little while now, but it’s set to really take off in 2017. Traditionally, people had to resort to surgery to get rid of double chins, but Kybella allows trained healthcare professionals to get rid of excess fat without any incisions. All it takes is a series of injections, which destroy fat cells and can drastically improve the appearance of your chin.

Studies are currently looking at whether Kybella can effectively reduce localized fat in other areas, too—so its scope may be expanding further in the near future.

“Designer Fillers” Keep Getting Better

When it comes to fillers, it’s definitely not a “one size fits all” situation. Each filler has a unique set of properties, making it ideal for a specific purpose. Dr. Siegel is already a big proponent of Juvéderm and Restylane, which can volumize facial wrinkles and attractively augment the lips, among other things. He also has a lot of experience with Radiesse, which is perfect for reducing lines around the nose and mouth. In 2017, we can expect to see the much anticipated release of Restylane, Refyne and Defyne, which will expand even further the limits of what’s possible.

More groundbreaking than the actual fillers themselves is the new type of hyaluronic acid used inside them. This technology, called XpresHAn, allows the filler to flex within your skin—meaning that the results will look completely natural whether you’re smiling, scowling, or laughing.

PRP Injections Branch Out

Platelet-rich plasma, best known as the ingredient behind vampire facials, could have even more exciting uses in the years to come. PRP injections are already an excellent option for treating wrinkles, acne scars, and skin discoloration. Soon the technology may also be suitable as a means of lip enhancement, hair regrowth, and more.

One of the greatest things about PRP is that it’s entirely natural, and derived from your own blood!

The Age of Ear Surgery

With the spread of selfie culture, and the increasing use of platforms like Skype and FaceTime for both business and personal communication, our ears are more noticeable than ever. For that reason, ear surgery (known as otoplasty) is becoming an increasingly popular procedure.

Prominent or disfigured ears can be reshaped by a skilled facial plastic surgeon, and a new technique called EarFold promises to minimize the amount of cutting required to achieve the same result.

Of course, some of the most popular trends in 2017 will be the old staples—the classic procedures that remain in high demand year in and year out. In the world of facial plastic surgery, this means rhinoplastychin surgery, and face lifts.

Dr. Siegel has vast experience with all kinds of facial procedures, and likes to stay on top of the latest developments in his field. Contact his team today to find out more about what he can do for you!


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May 1, 2020 Update:

Our office has reopened as of Monday, April 27th and we are following the recommended guidelines for maximum safety.

  • To make this transition as safe as possible, and to comply with physical distancing, we will be limiting the number of people in the waiting room to only one person.
  • To prevent having multiple people in the waiting room, we will space out appointments.
  • To minimize personal contact please be punctual for your appointment.
  • Please be on time for your appointment. If you are early, please wait in your car. If you are running late please call the office at 832-900-4818, so we can make proper arrangements.
  • For new patients, please fill out all your new intake forms at home. We will send you a link for registration when you make an appointment.
  • Patients must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth when in the waiting room or walking back to the exam room.
  • If you are wearing gloves, please remove them when you arrive, we will provide you with hand sanitizer.

Please contact our office with any questions you have!

-Dr. Siegel & Staff

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