Yearly Archives: 2019

Double Chin Reduction: Which Treatment Is Best?

A woman pleased with her results after undergoing a double chin reduction treatment.

The appearance of a double chin is one of the most common aesthetic complaints among both women and men. Ten years ago, the only treatment was neck liposuction. With the introduction of nonsurgical treatments such as KYBELLA® and CoolSculpting®—both offered at my Pasadena plastic surgery practice—patients now have options. Even though many of my patients …

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Aesthetic Procedures for Teens

How are teenagers’ motivations for aesthetic procedure different from those of adults? Teenagers often seek aesthetic non-surgical procedures or plastic surgery to improve physical characteristics they feel are awkward or flawed, that if left uncorrected, may continue to affect them into adulthood.  Many teens wish to fit in with peers, to look similar.  Adults tend …

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Nonsurgical Options to Eyelid Surgery: Do They Work?

A woman happy she decided on a nonsurgical option for eyelid surgery.

Youthful eyes can communicate a healthy, attractive vibrancy. Aging, and in some cases, genetics, can create an older, tired, and less alert appearance. Patients with wrinkled skin, droopy eyelids, and fat bulges under the eyes lead men and women to seek blepharoplasty at my Pasadena plastic surgery practice. But surgery isn't always needed. Chemical peels, …

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Cosmetic Surgery for Millennials

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are ethnically diverse, tolerant of cultural and personal differences, confident in themselves, and proactive versus reactive.  By 2030 Millennial will account for 75% of the American workforce.  Similar to previous generations, this emerging largest generational group experience challenging and exciting years that signify the end or continuation of their …

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California’s Plastic Surgery Trends for 2019

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeon, the number of surgical, minimally invasive and  non-surgical procedures in 2019 has grown for both female and male patients over that observed in 2018 with no indication of slowing down.  Advances in technology and patient preference indicate a definite trend in the rise of “tweak-ment” that results …

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Differences in Male vs Female Aesthetic Procedures

When it comes to consults with men, what issues are of the greatest importance? Male and females display distinct anatomical variations, specifically in regards to bone structure and prominence, skin thickness, fat distribution, and muscle mass from the face down to the trunk and extremities.  In regards to aging, men will experience greater periocular facial …

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Dr. Sasaki Answers Commonly-Asked Questions

1. When can I exercise after a facelift and/or neck lift procedure? rejuvenation procedures require appropriate identification of deformities prior their restoration to obtain a natural aesthetic appearance that will be appropriate to the patient’s age.  In general, face and neck lifts are indicated for patients with advanced signs of aging.  These composite lifts adjust …

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What Should I Look for in Facelift and Neck Lift Before-and-After Photos?

Woman looking at before and after photos for facelifts and neck lifts.

Board-certified plastic surgeons endeavor to restore a more natural, pleasing, age-appropriate appearance through facelift and neck lift surgeries. At my Pasadena plastic surgery practice near Los Angeles, my surgical goal is to create a return of form and function that is uniquely optimal for each patient. Despite artistic challenges, plastic surgeons attempt to achieve common …

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What Should You Ask at Your Plastic Surgery Consultation?

Doctor and patient parting ways after discussing questions during a surgical consult.

Patients seeking an in-depth consultation for aesthetic concerns should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is trained in all aspects of the specialty, from skin care to injectables to surgical procedures. At my practice in Pasadena, plastic surgery consultations are an essential step in building strong relationships with my patients, and my goal is …

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Hair Restoration with PRP: Fad or the Future?

Man happy with his results after getting hair restoration with PRP.

Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common form of hair loss, affecting up to 60% of men and over 20 million women (50%) in the U.S. alone. When it comes to hair restoration at my Pasadena plastic surgery practice, I offer several approaches for addressing this loss, including the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Does …

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