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BOTOX® Cosmetic vs. Dermal Fillers

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July 15, 2019

Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures have risen in popularity over the past several years and BOTOX® Cosmetic, along with facial fillers like Juvederm® and Sculptra® are at the top of that list. Noninvasive and typically fast to produce results, these methods of facial rejuvenation have even begun to grow in popularity among younger men and women who, perhaps not yet ready for facial plastic surgery, have nonetheless become unhappy with the way aging impacted…

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Category: Botox, Face, Fillers

Am I too Young for Facial Plastic Surgery?

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July 02, 2019

Is blepharoplasty a good idea for a young woman or man? How about a brow lift? When is the best age for a facelift? These and similar questions are commonly asked of our board-certified plastic surgeons, and the resounding answer is, of course, that all depends on the individual.

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Category: Face

Which Breast Implants Feel the Most Natural?

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June 05, 2019

Woman Holding Breast ImplantsOver the course of its history, breast augmentation has come a very long way. Once almost unavoidably…

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Category: Breast

How Long Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Last?

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May 08, 2019

A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) uses fat from your own body to enhance the size and improve the shape of your buttocks. Because the “filler” is your body’s own fat, results from a BBL can last for several years.

It can take up to six months for results from a BBL to be fully realized. During this time, the care that you take of yourself will have a direct impact on both the appearance and the longevity of your results. While in our care, we will make sure you fully understand how to prepare for and recover from your Brazilian butt lift procedure to help ensure your entire experience is as rewarding as possible.…

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Category: Body

Breast Augmentation Options

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April 29, 2019

At Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery, we offer a range of breast augmentation options, enabling us to meet your specific needs and produce a look that complements your entire frame. Please call our office at 650-934-7020 to schedule a consultation today. Located in Los Altos, we welcome women interested in breast augmentation from all surrounding areas including Palo Alto, San Jose, Mountain View, and Santa Clara. 

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Category: Breast

What is a TCA Peel?

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March 14, 2019

TCA (trichloracetic acid) is an analog of acetic acid (like vinegar) and is an active ingredient in many popular chemical peels. When applied to the skin, TCA peels exfoliate the top layer of skin over the course of several days, exposing a smoother and more attractive new layer of skin underneath.

There are several strengths of TCA peels, allowing various formulations to work at different depths in the skin. The TCA formulation that will work best for your needs will depend on factors such as what you are seeking treatment for and the extent of imperfections in the treatment area.

Depending on your…

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Category: Skin

What is Rhinoplasty?

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March 06, 2019

Rhinoplasty is a procedure in which the size, shape, projection, and contours of the nose are brought into ideal proportions with the head and face. You may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty if you have:

  • A crooked or asymmetrical nose
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Category: Face

Don’t Love Your Breast Implants?

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February 19, 2019

Breast implant revision surgery is done to remove older implants and replace them with new ones. There are a number of reasons women consider breast implant revision, but often it comes down to changing desires or needs.

With revision surgery, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons can improve the size, shape, projection, and overall appearance of the breasts, restoring a more complimentary appearance. Other reasons to consider breast implant revision include:

  • Capsular contracture - a hard and painful scar that can form around an implant
  • Implant…
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Category: Breast

Breast Augmentation: Tips For a Quick Recovery after Surgery

December 04, 2018

The steps you take during your recovery from breast augmentation will have a direct impact on your final results. This makes it very important that you closely follow the directions provided by your plastic surgeon for both pre and postoperative care. When you choose Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery for your procedure, we will work directly with you and provide you with honest information about steps you can take before and during recovery to help speed the process.

What to Expect After Breast Augmentation

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Category: Breast

Study Shows Your Quality of Life Improves After Body Contouring

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November 26, 2018

Healthy Woman SmilingBody contouring following weight loss or pregnancy can have a profound impact on your quality of life according to a study published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

For this study, 112 body contouring patients were selected for quality…

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Category: Body