Author Archives: Dr. Sasaki

Be Wary of Nonsurgical Neck Lift Promises

A women who was properly educated about nonsurgical neck lifts.

As a triple board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 35 years of experience in both surgery and clinical research, I'm familiar with virtually all of the nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatments for improving the contours of the face and neck as either a consultant or innovator. These procedures include BOTOX® Cosmetic, fillers, KYBELLA®, liposuction, CoolSculpting®, threading, …

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All the Nonsurgical Procedures Behind ‘Instagram Face’

A woman undergoing a nonsurgical procedure.

"Instagram face" is a bona fide trend and the subject of hashtags on nearly every social media platform. Never heard of Instagram face? The term denotes a certain look created by nonsurgical cosmetic treatments such as filler and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. At my Los Angeles-area practice, patients often want to know how they can achieve …

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Aesthetic Trends to Watch in 2020

Family members who partook in aesthetic procedures.

The dynamic nature of the aesthetics field is exciting. Year after year and decade after decade, new techniques and treatments emerge that focus on improving the safety and effectiveness of cosmetic procedures. Social trends, of course, play a role in shaping the popularity of these procedures. Social media has certainly influenced the number of facial …

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Facelift FAQs: Answering Your Top Queries

A woman seeking answers about facelift procedures.

Most women or men considering facelift surgery at my Pasadena practice often ask multiple questions at their initial consultations. Questions about cost, recovery, and whether they are even good candidates for a facelift are pretty common. I will address several of these questions—which are also frequently asked on Google—in this blog post. I encourage patients …

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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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