Join Park Avenue board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Bass as he discusses the latest developments and news about all things plastic surgery and anti-aging – drawing on his wealth of experience as a leading surgeon, a plastic surgery professor, and technology innovator to see past the buzz and hear concrete advice and insight to empower your beauty journey or just learn more about this fascinating medical specialty.
Is 50 Really the New 30?: How Modern Aesthetic Medicine Has Given Us A Decade of Delay in Facial Aging
Phrases like “50 is the new 30” are popular these days but is there basis in fact? Dr. Bass discusses how lifestyle changes in the past few decades and the ascendance of non-surgical techniques in plastic surgery –often termed aesthetic medicine –have transformed how we look at a given age. These changes have also transformed our expectations of how long we will be able to stay looking young. Botox, injectable fillers like Restylane and Juvederm, energy based devices like lasers and advances in skin care (cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical skin products) comprise the bulk of what’s been happening in aesthetic medicine. Dr. Bass discusses the role of each, what age is a good time to start and what a combined program of care can produce.
So Many New Fillers, So Little Time
Injectable fillers like Restylane, Juvederm and others are a mainstay of facial rejuvenation and have many additional uses for enhancing the youthful face –lip augmentation, cheek augmentation, chin augmentation and liquid rhinoplasty being a few examples. Dr. Bass and guest expert dermatologist Dr. Michael Gold discuss the role of fillers along with some of the trends in new fillers coming to market. Of course, they review the history of fillers to start so you know where we’re going and where we’ve been. With so many fillers available, how should you choose the right one? More important, how should you pick the right doctor for your injectable treatments? What should you look for? Stream the episode to find out how to get the most out of fillers now and as new fillers become available.
Be sure to check Dr. Bass’s blog for more detail about fillers, the history, trends in new fillers and how to pick a doctor for injectable filler treatments: https://drbass.net/so-many-new-fillers-so-little-time/
Size Matters But Its about so much more than the cc’s: How to pick a breast implant
Breast implants are devices that will eventually wear out, affecting many considerations in implant selection and breast augmentation. Dr. Bass and his guest, plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Pozner discuss how to think about fill, implant selection and sizing. Hear their different viewpoints about silicone gel vs. saline filled implants, including the advantages and benefits of each option. The doctors discuss how to think about implant size to achieve your goals, the overall body look. Assessment of body shape and size, measurement, use of sizers, 3D photography and photosimulation are all part of the process in modern breast augmentation consultation. Some of the newer styles of implants, like gummy bear implants, are reviewed. The doctors also reflect on regional differences in size preferences.
Be sure to check Dr. Bass’s blog for more detail about breast augmentation and breast implant selection: https://drbass.net/size-matters-but-its-about-so-much-more-than-the-ccs-how-to-pick-a-breast-implant/
Some Relaxing News: Exploring how the neuromodulator landscape is evolving from Botox to Revance
Neuromodulators or neurotoxins in plastic surgery include the Botox –like medicines that are pharmaceutical versions of botulinum toxin A. Botox just passed its 20th anniversary of the FDA approval for cosmetic use. In that time, other products have come to market with more and different products on the way. Dr. Bass summarizes the current cosmetic uses, both the basic ones and more advanced treatments. Do you know where the 11’s, bunny lines, lipstick bleed lines, marionette lines and platysma bands are? Newer treatments like the Nefertiti lift and lip flip are also part of this family of treatments. Hear Dr. Bass describe what the treatment experience is like and explain why these treatments are the most common by far amongst surgical and non-surgical plastic surgery.
Be sure to check Dr. Bass’s blog for more detail about some of the newer treatments:
Get Your Fill: Exploring The Double-Edged Sword of Injectable Fillers in Facial Rejuvenation
Injectable fillers are not surgery, but plastic surgeons use injectable fillers every day for facial rejuvenation and enhancement. Dr. Bass discusses the history of fillers and shares where we’ve come since the beginning of the modern era of injectable fillers. Starting with Restylane and Juvederm along with newer FDA approved injectable fillers, there is a growing role for correction at all stages of facial aging. The progressive volume loss that occurs in the face with aging is mostly treated with injectable fillers. What specific features are treated with fillers? What is the role of liquid facelift and non-surgical rhinoplasty? Will I look distorted or unnatural? How should I select which filler to use? What should I look for in an injectable provider? Let Dr. Bass’s common-sense perspective empower you to get the most from injectable fillers and understand the playing field.
Read more about the subject of injectable fillers in Dr. Bass’s blog: https://drbass.net/get-your-fill-exploring-the-double-edged-sword-of-injectable-fillers-in-facial-rejuvenation/
A Deep Dive on Deep Plane Facelift
Facelift is the big reset for facial aging. An important event that should be carefully considered. There are different techniques. Which one is best? Why? The big divide in facelift is between SMAS techniques and deep plane facelift. Dr Bass discusses the history of deep plane facelift and then goes back and forth with his guest, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Bloom about how the procedures are performed and which technique they prefer and why. Find out their reasons and hear what they agree on for all facelifts regardless of preferred technique.
Read more about the subject of deep plane facelift in Dr. Bass’s blog: https://drbass.net/a-deep-dive-on-deep-plane-facelift/