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Category Archives: Face Lift

Facelifts: Why No Signs Should Reveal Surgery

  Anyone considering a facelift knows the surgery includes multiple techniques and procedure options. Different types of facelifts are advertised with catchy names, but I like to stick to only proven techniques for my Honolulu and Maui plastic surgery patients. The method I prefer for facelift surgery produces the most natural-looking results and minimizes scars. At my Honolulu practice, I use the SMAS facelift because patients emerge looking refreshed but not like they’ve been “worked on.” SMAS stands for superficial muscular aponeurotic system, which is the network of muscles, nerves, and ligaments beneath the skin that provides the underlying structure … Continue reading

Surgical or Nonsurgical? For Facial Rejuvenation, Ask a Plastic Surgeon

It’s not surprising that the popularity of nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation continues to increase. Dermal fillers and injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic are safe and effective treatments that can temporarily reduce the lines and wrinkles that arise as patients begin to age, and they now enjoy the same popularity as traditional facial procedures, such as facelift and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), at our Honolulu practice. It’s easy to see why: Dermal fillers and BOTOX injections alike require no real downtime, they produce long-lasting results — and in the case of dermal fillers, those results are instantly visible. Whether you’re looking … Continue reading

Shim Ching, MD