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Where Does the Fat for a BBL Come From?

January 15, 2023

Backside of woman with surgical markings

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) uses fat from your body to improve your derriere's size, shape, and symmetry. The fat for BBL is taken from a "donor area" with fat to spare, most often the…

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Category: Body

Considering Plastic Surgery? Now is a Great Time to Act

December 15, 2022

Carefree model wearing pure pink lingerie with big breastsAs we enter the colder and rainier winter months in Los Altos, time seems to slow. This is a great time to consider more involved surgical procedures, which may require a little downtime, enabling you to…

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Category: Body, Face

Does Rhinoplasty Fix Septal Deviation?

November 15, 2022

https://www.altosoaksplasticsurgery.com/contact-usRhinoplasty, commonly known as nose surgery or a nose job, is designed to address cosmetic issues with the nose. Problems fixed by …

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Category: Face

Am I Too Young for a Facelift?

October 15, 2022

If you're considering a facelift, you might wonder if you're too young for the procedure. The truth is, there is no age limit for facelifts. Whether you're in your 20s, 30s, 40s, or beyond, you can get a facelift if you feel like you need one. Of…

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Category: Face

What are Frown Lines?

September 15, 2022

Woman with frown lines

Frown lines are the vertical lines between the eyebrows that occur with facial movement. Known medically as glabellar lines, frown lines may also be called worry lines or “the 11s.” Some people develop frown lines very early on, even in their teens. However, the issue traditionally becomes pronounced with age.

Frown lines…

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Category: Face

Erasing Crow’s Feet

August 03, 2022
Crow's Feet Treatment: Before and After

Crow’s feet are the wrinkles that extend horizontally from the outside corners of your eyes. In some cases, crow’s feet are always visible. In others, they are only visible when smiling, squinting, or moving your face.

Crow’s feet that are always visible may respond well to …

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Category: Face, Fillers, Skin

What is the Best Way to Smooth Forehead Wrinkles?

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July 14, 2022
Woman furrowing her brow and worrying about forehead wrinkles

Forehead creases are a common part of the aging process. Comprised of both horizontal brow wrinkles and vertical frown lines (between the eyebrows), these wrinkles might always be somewhat present. However, they typically become more pronounced with facial movements.

There are both surgical and non…

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Category: Botox, Face, Fillers, Skin

Are There Non-Surgical Alternatives to a Facelift?

June 07, 2022
Middle aged man

Facelift surgery addresses skin laxity and other signs of aging from the jawline to the cheeks. In some cases, a neck lift is added to address loose skin on the neck as well. The end result of these procedures is smoother, more lifted skin that looks and feels up to ten years younger.

Facelift surgery is incredibly effective but…

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Category: Botox, Face, Fillers, Skin

Will Eyelid Surgery Improve My Vision?

May 06, 2022
Close up of woman's right eye

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, can be used to address issues with both the upper and lower eyelid. Lower blepharoplasty can assist in smoothing dark and puffy skin beneath the eyes while working to remove wrinkles from…

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Category: Face

Can a Facelift Eliminate Wrinkles?

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April 11, 2022
Woman looking at wrinkles

Facelift surgery is used to lift sagging facial muscles and tissue, tighten the skin from jawline to cheekbone, and produce a better defined and more youthfully vibrant appearance. During the procedure, small incisions are made through which underlying structures can be gently lifted into a more pleasing position. This helps to improve the…

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Category: Face