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How Long Does It Take To Recover From Eyelid Surgery?

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Even before the pandemic-influenced “Zoom boom” drove people to improve perceived facial imperfections, eyelid surgery was among the top plastic surgery procedures every year. The surgery's popularity has only increased with the heightened use of video conference calls. Before scheduling surgery, though, most patients want to know how long it takes to recover from eyelid…

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Is a Liquid Facelift Right for You? Take Our Quiz To Find Out!

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If you prefer nonsurgical treatment for facial rejuvenation, a liquid facelift may be right for you. Typically, a liquid facelift combines cosmetic injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers to improve concerns such as age-related facial lines, mild skin laxity, and facial volume loss with minimal downtime. Take this quick and easy quiz to…

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Is an S-Lift the Same as a Mini Facelift?

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If you’re considering a facelift and have spent much time doing online research, you might be a bit overwhelmed by the different types of facelifts. Many of the techniques, such as the deep-plane or SMAS facelifts, are designed for people with significant sagging in the lower portion of the face. For people looking for a…

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Can I Get HALO® and BBL at the Same Time?

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Two of the most popular skin rejuvenation treatments we perform at Koch & Carlisle Plastic Surgery & Spa are HALO laser skin resurfacing and Broadband Light (BBL) procedures. Because the procedures address different types of skin concerns, patients often ask us if they can get HALO and BBL treatments at the same time. Our providers…

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What Areas of the Body Can Liposuction Treat?

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You can use liposuction to improve any area of your body that has stubborn fat deposits. Although liposuction is not meant to be a weight loss treatment, it can eliminate fat that doesn’t easily respond to diet and exercise. If you are wondering what areas liposuction can treat, here is an easy-to-follow guide. Buttocks You…

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What Is the Best Age To Start BOTOX®?

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It’s certainly no secret that the emergence of social media and Zoom calls while working from home has focused more attention than ever on our faces. Filters can help hide blemishes and lines, but many younger women and men are now turning to cosmetic treatments such as BOTOX injections to get ahead of wrinkles around…

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Should You Get a Facelift? Take Our Quiz!

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Facial rejuvenation without surgery is more popular—and more effective—than ever, with specialized fillers, BOTOX®, and a varied menu of laser skin treatments all capable of shaving years off your appearance. At some point, however, aging progresses enough that you will need a facelift to get the results you desire. Knowing when that time comes can…

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How To Choose a Surgeon for Breast Augmentation

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You have several choices to make once you’ve decided to get a breast augmentation. Our Des Moines, IA, patients often have a lot of questions. How do I choose the right size implant? Are silicone gel or saline implants better? What about the implant placement—behind or in front of the chest muscle? As critical as…

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