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FAQs

Facelift FAQs

1) Will I look like someone else after a facelift? Many of Dr. Lopez’s patients report that when they return to their normal life, their friends comment, “You look great. Are you getting more sleep?”, “Did you change your hairstyle” or “You look less stressed and tired”. Dr. Lopez will not change the way you look, just enhance it. A well done facelift will avoid an “operated” look, yet be able to restore the patient’s face and neck to a more youthful appearance.2) Does Dr. Lopez tighten the neck muscles? Yes, the relaxed muscles are “tightened” under the skin and [ read more ]

Midface Lift FAQs

1) What is a midfacelift? Midfacelifts are performed to elevate sagging cheeks. The tissue underneath the cheek pad is elevated and positioned in a more youthful position. Dr. Lopez will often combine a midfacelift with a browlift to rejuvenate and restore facial harmony.Midfacelifts are state of the art technology that not all plastic surgeons are skilled in performing. Therefore, it is vital that your screening process includes a review of Before and After Photographs of the doctor’s midfacelift results.2) Am I a candidate for a midfacelift? Best candidates for a midfacelift are people with hollowed out eyes, sagging cheeks, deep [ read more ]

Necklift FAQs

1) Will I look like someone else after a necklift? Many of Dr. Lopez’s patients report that when they return to their normal life, their friends comment, “You look great. Are you getting more sleep?”, “Did you change your hairstyle” or “You look less stressed and tired”. Dr. Lopez will not change the way you look, just enhance it. A well done necklift will avoid an “operated” look, yet be able to restore the patient’s face and neck to a more youthful appearance.2) Does Dr. Lopez tighten the neck muscles? Yes, the relaxed muscles are “tightened” under the skin and [ read more ]

Nose Reshaping FAQs

1) I want my nose to look like Brad Pitt’s? Your nose is very specific to your face. Dr. Lopez’s goal with rhinoplasty is to create a nose that blends into your face and does not take attention away from the beauty of your eyes. Therefore, Brad Pitt’s nose may not look right on your face. Dr. Lopez will thoroughly evaluate your nose and discuss with you the your optimal rhinoplasty result..2) I have a large hump on my nose, can that be fixed? The hump (convexity) on your nose is usually made of bone and cartilage. Dr. Lopez is [ read more ]

Ear Pinning FAQs

1) I don’t like that my ears stick out. Ears that protrude significantly from the skull can draw attention to them. Teasing can occur at any age; especially young children like to point out aspects of our appearance that stand out. Otoplasty is a safe, outpatient procedure that allows Dr. Lopez to place the ears closer to the skull so that they don’t stick out as well as give them a more normal shape.2) At what age should my child have an otoplasty? Typically Dr. Lopez likes to see the child when he is around 5 years old. By this [ read more ]

Browlift FAQs

1) Do I need an upper eyelid lift or browlift? The brow position determines if a browlift is necessary of if just an eyelid lift will suffice. During your initial consultation, Dr. Lopez uses his hands to raise your forehead skin to the appropriate level. If most of the upper eyelid skin disappears, then you would most likely benefit from a forehead lift. If improvement is noted when the sagging brow is lifted and excess skin remains on the eyelids, a combination of a browlift and upper eyelid lift may be recommended to achieve a more youthful appearance.2) Will I [ read more ]

Eyelid Lift FAQs

1) Do I need an upper eyelid lift or browlift? The brow position determines if a browlift is necessary of if just an eyelid lift will suffice. During your initial consultation, Dr. Lopez uses his hands to raise your forehead skin to the appropriate level. If most of the upper eyelid skin disappears, then you would most likely benefit from a forehead lift. If improvement is noted when the sagging brow is lifted and excess skin remains on the eyelids, a combination of a browlift and upper eyelid lift may be recommended to achieve a more youthful appearance.2) Will I [ read more ]

Facial Resurfacing FAQs

1) What is skin resurfacing? Skin resurfacing is the removal of the outer layer of the skin – using abrasion, chemicals or a laser – resulting in smoother and less wrinkled skin.2) What’s the difference between laser, dermabrasion, and chemical peel?Chemical Peels Applying acid solution removes the top layers and allows smoother regenerated skin to emerge. Chemical peels, which can be used alone or in combination with other skin resurfacing, can be effective on fine wrinkles caused by sun damage, superficial skin color changes such as age spots and signs of premature aging such as the [ read more ]

Facial Reanimation FAQs

1) When should I get treatment for my facial paralysis? One should seek consultation immediately with an ear, nose and throat doctor following a facial paralysis. Most commonly the early treatment of a facial paralysis is with medicine (steroids and antiviral medications) and protection of the eye. If the nerve was cut during an operation or from a trauma, surgery may be indicated. Dr. Lopez will advise patients with a facial paralysis to have a gold weight placed early as this will help protect the eye, and the weight can be taken out if complete nerve function returns.2) What is [ read more ]

Botox & Fillers FAQs

Juvederm Injectible Gel – Frequently Asked Questions1. What is Juvederm? Juvederm is an injectable filler for facial folds, lip augmentation, and wrinkles that is made up of hyaluronic acid. It instantly restores your skin’s volume and smoothes away facial wrinkles and folds like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).2. What is hyaluronic acid? Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in all mammals that helps to hydrate and add volume to your skin. In addition to its use as an aesthetic treatment, hyaluronic [ read more ]

Ultherapy FAQs

What is Ultherapy? Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to lift skin on the neck, under the chin and above brow. Ultherapy treats the face and neck using focused ultrasound energy, and stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to gradually lift and tighten skin without any downtime.How is Ultherapy different from other cosmetic procedures? Ultherapy is the only non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound to stimulate the growth of new collagen deep within the skin. Thanks to ultrasound’s unique ability to bypass the top layer of the skin, Ultherapy can specifically target the deep [ read more ]

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