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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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Total Facial Rejuvenation: More Than a Facelift

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Many of the people we talk to about facelifts at our Des Moines, IA, plastic surgery practice say they spent time reviewing our patients' before-and-after photos before scheduling a consultation. Many of those patients appear at least 10 years younger than their "before" photos, and the dramatic improvement is something we're quite proud of. It's…

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In Your Words: Patient Shares Her Chin Liposuction Experience

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Sagging skin and accumulating fat under the chin and around the jawline cause the face to look old and tired. Fortunately, we have more options than ever to help contour the jaw and reduce the submental fat that causes a double chin. While CoolSculpting® offers an excellent nonsurgical option for a double chin, chin liposuction…

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Rhinoplasty Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

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As a facial plastic surgeon, I find performing rhinoplasty surgery at our Des Moines practice to be among the most satisfying procedures, in part because it combines surgical technique with an artistic sense. Not only is it one of the more technically demanding surgeries, but the improvements are always on display, thus can truly boost…

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Why Facelift Surgery Isn’t All About Skin

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Even though nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments have gained popularity in recent years, facelift surgery remains one of the most popular procedures year after year. At our practice in West Des Moines, the facelift rates high on the list of most-requested cosmetic enhancements. But the facelift techniques used by facial plastic surgeons today have advanced well beyond…

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What to Look for When Choosing a Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Choosing a skilled and qualified plastic surgeon is important, but it can be even more important when you are having the procedure performed on your face. Your face is your identity to the world. And unlike the rest of your body, your face is rarely covered, so it is extra important to pick your surgeon…

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Why Choosing a Facial Plastic Surgeon Matters

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During consultations, our patients sometimes ask, “Is there is really a difference between a plastic surgeon who performs aesthetic surgery on the body and face, and a facial plastic surgeon?” It's a reasonable question. In Des Moines, women and men considering facial plastic surgery can choose from several qualified surgeons. But facial plastic surgeons complete…

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