Choosing a Plastic Surgeon: When to Choose a Facial Plastic Surgeon vs. a General Plastic Surgeon

• Written by Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. John Standefer • As a facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, I hear many patients talk about how they have a difficult time choosing a plastic surgeon. There are many to choose from in the Dallas metroplex, but it is important to understand how to find the best plastic surgeon for your unique needs. Your choice of the best surgeon comes down to who you can trust to provide you with the results that ...

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Mini Lift vs Facelift: How a Facial Plastic Surgeon Decides Which Is Right For You

Many of our patients visit our facial plastic surgery office in Dallas, Texas looking for ways to improve their aging appearance. Oftentimes, they are confused about whether a mini lift or a facelift is the best option for them. Sagging skin and tissue in the face and neck can be improved in various ways, so let’s look at both options. In reality, the natural loss of elasticity occurs throughout the body as we age, but some patients show relatively more ...

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Benefits of Local Anesthesia Versus General Anesthesia

Dr. John Standefer of Fresh Image Cosmetic Surgery Center in Dallas, Texas addresses why he chooses to use local anesthesia with oral sedation instead of general anesthesia for all of his surgical procedures. At Fresh Image Cosmetic Surgery Center in Dallas, Texas, we never use general anesthesia. Many patients are surprised to hear this, as a lot of surgeons in the area use general anesthesia, administered by an anesthesiologist. I received extensive training to safely and effectively administer local anesthesia ...

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Dr. Standefer Earns Respected RealSelf 500 Award

Dr. John Standefer has been announced as one of 500 board-certified doctors worldwide to receive the RealSelf 500 honor, an esteemed accolade recognizing the highest-rated and most active doctors on RealSelf, the world’s largest online aesthetics community to learn about cosmetic treatments and connect with doctors and other clinicians. The RealSelf 500 honorees are selected based on a variety of criteria, including the quality and quantity of patient reviews, as well as engagement with the RealSelf community via questions and ...

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HALO, Beautiful!

Let’s face it! We all want skin that is naturally glowing and beautiful. Unfortunately, many of the patients who visit our Dallas medspa battle uneven skin tone, melasma, sun damage and age spots, making it difficult to get the radiant skin they want. That’s when Halo™ comes to the rescue! Halo is the first-ever hybrid fractional laser. So what exactly does this mean? Halo delivers two different wavelengths at the same time to treat a wide range of problems. Most ...

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Rhinoplasty 101

The nose is one of the most prominent facial features. If it is crooked or out of proportion with the other structures of the face, the nose can distract from the rest of the face. Many times, this affects a person’s confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, rhinoplasty, also commonly called a nose job, changes the nose’s shape and helps enhance the overall facial features. Rhinoplasty surgery is an outpatient procedure that can correct a variety of aesthetic problems such as a ...

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Expert Dallas Plastic Surgeon Explains Face and Eye-lid Lifts

We all want to look as young and fit as we can….and we want to look like that forever!  Facelifts have been around for about 100 years. The original facelifts were a mere excision of the excess skin in front of the ear. This lessened the facial wrinkles somewhat and was the standard for the next 50 years. Because skin stretches when put under any tension whatsoever, the lifts didn’t last very long and the results left much ...

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Dr. Standefer Talks for Loss of Skin Elasticity Solutions

The truth is that aging skin is a reality and in essence this entire discussion is “all about elasticity”! As the skin ages, it loses collagen. It also loses elasticity. The day that gravity gets stronger than the elastin fibers, that’s the day! That’s the day we wake up and look in the mirror and wonder what happened! We start to notice that our skin is hanging down over our jaw line, our neck is droopy, our eyelids hang down ...

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Eye Brow Lift 101

As you get older, you may notice that your eyebrows have begun changing shape. Oftentimes, the arch becomes flat or the brows begin to sag or droop over your eyes. This leaves you with a tired, aged appearance. Fortunately, a brow lift is a surgical procedure that Dallas facial surgeon Dr. John Standefer completes using local anesthesia to reduces sagginess in the eyebrow area and rejuvenates the forehead. During this procedure, excess skin from the forehead is removed, creating a ...

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Benefits of an Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)

They say one’s eyes are the window to their soul. Many of our aging patients talk with Dallas facial plastic and eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) surgeon Dr. John Standefer about have a blepharoplasty, commonly known as an eyelid lift. This procedure is performed to repair or rejuvenate the area surrounding the eyes, improving the overall appearance of the eyelids. The most common reason patients need this procedure is due to loose or sagging skin that creates folds and changes the natural appearance ...

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