Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lasting Lip Enhancement

Dr. Young is now offering the PermaLip Implants for permanent lip enhancement. For those patients who get lip fillers twice a year or more, you may want to consider permanent lip implants made of a soft silastic tissue. The procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia. The soft lip implants come in several sizes and can easily be removed if you desire at a later time. The procedure costs about $2500 for both upper and lower lips. Call Dr. Young's office at 210-496-2639 to schedule a Complimentary Consultation visit (during the month of August 2010 only) to discuss this method of lasting lip enhancement.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Latisse is here!

You've probably seen the ads on television for Latisse.  Brooke Shields is the spokeswoman who is popularizing the lash lengthening product. Latisse, the amazing product by Allergan (makers of Botox (r)) that thickens and lengthens eyelashes, is now available by prescription through Dr. Young.

Fill your prescription at HEB, then bring in your package's bar code (UPC) and register receipt, and we'll register you for a $20 rebate.

We've tried Latisse here in our Stone Oak office, and we're impressed with the results.  Call Jacque or Brenda at 210-496-2639 and let them know you'd like to try some yourself. A quick appointment at our offices (525 Oak Centre Dr., Suite 260 - San Antonio, Texas) is all it takes!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dr. Young Returns from Annual Convention

Dr. Robert Young has returned from the 6th Annual Facial Cosmetic Surgery 2010 conference in Las Vegas excited about the latest news and advances in cosmetic plastic surgery, and specifically procedures and products for the face.  Rhinoplasty, face lift, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), forehead and browlifts, neck lift, skin tightening technologies, fractional resurfacing, facial fillers, peels, and a host of other topics proved interesting and valuable.

At Aesthetic Enhancement Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, we're looking forward to incorporating some of these advances into the surgeries and procedures performed by Dr. Robert N. Young, MD, FACS, and the professional staff of his medical day spa.

We'll be reporting more on some of the latest news over the upcoming weeks.  Be sure to check back! 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Keller Funnel Makes Breast Implant Insertion Easier and Less Painful

by Robert N. Young, MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Having just returned from the cosmetic meeting in Miami, it was exciting to have a first-hand introduction of a new device that makes breast augmentation easier.

The Keller Funnel is a cone shaped device which aides in the placement of silicone breast implants, allowing for smaller incisions and less rubbing as the implant is being inserted. The funnel minimizes trauma to breast tissue, and puts less stress on the implant itself. Because the cone is lined with a special lubricant coating that when moistened makes the funnel extremely slippery, silicone implants (which are pre-filled at the desired size) can easily be inserted without the surgeon ever having to touch the implant. 

What is exciting is that in addition to the standard nipple incision long used for silicone implants, it now allows silicone implants to more easily be inserted through the armpit, which is exciting news for patients who are concerned about scarring on their breasts.  Many of my patients have avoided silicone implants because they did not want incision scars that would be visible on their breasts.  Patients who want no breast scarring often choose the transaxillary incision, which is made in the armpit and leaves a tiny scar that is virtually impossible to see once healed. The transaxillary procedure can be preformed with or without the help of an endoscope (a tube with a small surgical camera on the end). Up to now, saline implants were the primary choice for the armpit incision, because of the distance from the incision to the breast pocket. With the Keller Funnel, silicone implants can more easily be inserted through the armpit.

Even more exciting is that with use of the Keller Funnel, silicone breast implants can be placed  either below the muscle or subfascially.  The subfascial insertion allows for faster recovery times and much less pain, which is the primary post-op complaint.  I am able to achieve outstanding results with an armpit incision using the Keller Funnel and placing the implants below the fascia.  My patients now have even more reason to consider the choice of silicone breast implants with the introduction of this great new invention.

For more information about the Keller Funnel, visit the following links:

I'm happy to discuss how this new procedure can benefit your Breast Augmentation surgery with me.  If you would like to contact me, please visit my website  or  e-mail Dr. Young.

Friday, January 15, 2010

More Men Looking At Cosmetic Surgery

by Robert N. Young, MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

I've noticed more men coming to my specialty practice for cosmetic surgery procedures over the last year or two. What is most striking is that in addition to the more common liposuction and rhinoplasty, there has been an increase in full facelift, abdominoplasty "tummy tuck" and blepharoplasty "eyelid lift". I am also seeing requests for calf implants, pectoral "pec" implants, and other procedures which promote a more healthy, youthful appearance.

Many articles suggest that both men and women are trying to "put their best foot forward" in terms of remaining competitive in the current job market, and the fact that the number of men coming in for Botox(R) and facial fillers may support this theory.

Male cosmetic plastic surgery seems to be growing in popularity and I am happy to discuss both surgical and non-surgical alternatives to help men achieve their goals.