Category Archives: Surgical

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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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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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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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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