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How To Choose A Plastic Surgeon

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What Is Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery is the art of aesthetically enhancing the physical form. When properly performed, it can dramatically improve one’s appearance, restoring natural and youthful beauty.

The skilled plastic surgeon can help you achieve the look you’ve always desired through a combination of sound aesthetic judgement and surgical expertise that’s taken years to cull. Quality plastic surgery is “invisible”-it helps you look younger and more attractive, without appearing obvious or artificial. However, aesthetic vision and surgical skill vary among surgeons-so be sure that you are in the hands of a surgeon that is aesthetically gifted, highly competent and extremely well experienced.

Tips For Choosing A Plastic Surgeon

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

When you are choosing a plastic surgeon, it is a decision that will have to live with for many years, if not your entire life. You want to make sure that surgeon you choose has all the necessary qualifications. It is important to verify that the surgeon you are choosing is trained specifically for the procedures that they are advertising. Contrary to popular belief, the government does not require that a surgeon be specifically trained in the procedures that they offer at their practice. You will also want to make sure that your surgeon is performing all procedures at an accredited facility. This means that the surgical facility has all the necessary tools, equipment, staff and safety procedures.

Ask Questions About Your Surgical Procedure

Don’t be afraid to ask the surgeon-”how many times have you performed this procedure?” Most important of all-be sure to see real before and after photographs of patients who have undergone the same procedure. Do not settle for computer simulations! The computer will not be altering your looks—-the surgeon will! This is extremely important because, there is no substitute for experience! If you are satisfied, then proceed to step three-if you are not sure, then get another opinion!

While you want to ask questions about your procedure, it also very important to listen to the aesthetic judgement of your surgeon; after all, they are the expert! Does it sound like something that would enhance your appearance? Proper beauty aesthetics are easy to comprehend when properly explained. If it sounds reasonable to you, then proceed to step two. If it doesn’t sound right to you..get another opinion. There is simply no substitute for sound aesthetic judgement!

Surgeon Talent Figure

A plastic surgeons abilities can be measured on a bell shaped curve graph like the figure above. As with most other occupations, you will receive better treatment closer to the fall of the graph. We believe that Dr. Palmer, Recently voted “One of the World’s Best” Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons by an international magazine-would be well positioned under the Bell Shaped Curve!

How Much Does Plastic Surgery Cost?

Once the first two steps have been met, you can factor in the price. Prior to this you’re not certain which procedure is right for you-therefore the price should be irrelevant. Step three is a point where you can be fairly comfortable with the level of surgical competence and overall satisfaction, so you may want to compare costs. Minor differences in costs may reflect such things as, how much of the finishing stitches does the surgeon do-or does the assistant complete this portion of the procedure. How well are the incisions hidden and how often will you have follow-up visits with the surgeon. There are reasons for price differences-be sure that you understand exactly what you are/are not getting! You may opt to pay the higher price for more personalized care! You can continue on to the fourth and final step.

Listen To Your Intuition

Here you may want to factor in variables like the board certification of the surgeon. Does he/she carry an impressive reputation in the community or carry a university teaching affiliation? How do you feel about the surgeon and the office staff? Follow your gut instincts—–they will serve you well!

Choosing The Best Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills

Dr. Francis Palmer of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery is a skilled artist when it comes to making any modifications on your body. He works with all his patients to meet all of their needs and ensure that they leave happy and satisfied. Call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Palmer!

 

World’s Best Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon Francis R Palmer III MD

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World’s Best Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon Francis R Palmer III MD, based in Beverly Hills, California discusses how his patented beauty principles (The Palmer Code(R)) can be applied to make you more attractive in a reliable and highly effective manner.

Dr Francis Palmer’s beauty principles of the face state:

“Following my beauty principles, women look the most feminine, youthful and attractive with heart shaped faces. Heart shaped faces have cheeks that are full and round in the front. Cheek augmentation with a dermal filler or using cheek implants for a permanent enhancement will create full, round cheeks that will feminize the entire face.”

 “Conversely, men look chiseled and handsome with angularity in the cheeks, chin and mandibular angles. From the photos, your cheeks are flat anteriorly (in the front), the chin is weak as are the mandibular angles and there is excess facial fat in front and below the cheeks.”

Dr Francis Palmer,  Beverly Hills Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon

 

Be the very Best Version of “YOU” Possible!

 

Francis R Palmer, III, MD, discusses “What to do if you dislike your profile?”

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Francis R Palmer, III, MD voted one of the “World’s Best” plastic and cosmetic surgeons discusses what treatments to consider when you’re not happy with your profile.  Dr Palmer, a “world-renowned”, Beverly Hills Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon has seen a growing awareness of the aesthetic importance in having a properly shaped chin.  According to Dr Palmer, When the profile seems “off” this typically indicates the chin itself is “weak” which means it lacks forward projection.

“I have performed many facial shaping procedures, including Chin Augmentation with dermal fillers or silastic chin implants, for over 30 years.  When the chin is weak, this creates an imbalance making the nose appear larger, the mid face top heavy, the lower face looks short, de-emphasizes the lips and allows early formation of a “double chin”.

Proper placement of a silastic chin implant adds forward projection to the chin thereby creating harmony and balance to the lower face.  Using the same incision, liposuction can be performed to reduce the fat and further shape the neck.  Excess skin, from below the chin, can also be removed through the same incision.

I have found that placement of a silastic chin implant, through a small curved incision under the chin (also allows excess skin removal) to be very safe, quick, highly effective and far less invasive than a sliding genioplasty (requires extensive tissue dissection, bone cuts and placement of metal screws and plates to secure the cut segments of bone).  I perform chin implant surgery in 30 minutes or less, often using a local anesthetic alone.”

Consider augmenting a weak chin with precise placement of a dermal filler (Dr Francis Palmer  prefers using Restylane Lyft) or with a silastic chin implant that provides a permanent enhancement.  Many celebrities enjoy well balanced chins and profiles which adds to their level of beauty and attractiveness.

Do we really care how we look?

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Dr Francis Palmer, world-renowned Beverly Hills Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon voted one of the “World’s Best” Plastic Surgeon and creator of “The Palmer Code(R) Beauty Principles thinks we should care a great deal about how we look and feel.

After nearly two decades of plastic and cosmetic surgery practice, research and analysis, Dr. Francis Palmer discovered the secret to what makes us beautiful. He identified and quantified the most aesthetically important beauty features of the face and body.

, within The Palmer Code(R), quantitatively measures specific beauty features, of the face and body, whose sum constitutes your Palmer Code Face Number and/or Body Number, within a 100-point scale, with 100 representing a perfect score.

By applying a numerical score to your beauty and appearance, The Palmer Code unlocks real solutions for improving your appearance through patent-pending, scientific algorithms that define beauty’s component parts. What’s Your Number and The Palmer Code are outlined, in detail, in his book What’s Your Number? The Palmer Code including how The Palmer Code applies to all aspects of your life both inside (the “inner you”) and out.

This according to Dr Francis Palmer should dictate every aspect of improving your appearance from a 10 minute dermal filler to shape the cheeks, define the jaw line or plump the lips to his “celebrity facelift”, a minimally, invasive SMAS facelift that takes 10 years of of your face in 90 minutes or less using a local anesthetic alone.

Dr Francis Palmer believes that your appearance is an asset….so be sure to treat it appropriately by seeking an expert in how to aesthetically improve how you look.

Male Jawline Enhancement

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This patient had some filler injected to his cheeks, jawline and chin. The result is a more masculine, chiselled jawline and overall handsome appearance in under 20 minuets. Call our office today to schedule your free consultation! (310) 652-9583 ph.

World’s Best Plastic Surgeon, Francis R Palmer MD, offers Chin Implants to fix a weak chin.

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Francis R Palmer, III, MD, FACS was voted one of the “World’s Best” Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons for his aesthetic vision and cutting edge procedures.  Dr Palmer offers Chin Augmentation, using chin implants, in his Beverly Hills location to correct a weak chin.

Dr Palmer has performed many Chin Augmentations using chin implants for over 30 years.  When the chin is weak, this creates an imbalance making the nose appear larger, the mid face top heavy and the lower face look short that de-emphasizes the lips and allows early formation of a double chin. Chin augmentation using a chin implant will add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face.

Dr Palmer has  found that placement of a silastic chin implant, through a small curved incision under the chin (also allows excess skin removal) to be very safe, quick, highly effective and far less invasive than a sliding genioplasty. Dr Palmer performs chin implant surgery in 30 minutes or less, often using a local anesthetic alone.

Dr Francis Palmer World’s Best Facelift Surgeon has Minimally Invasive SMAS Facelift.

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Francis R Palmer MD,  FACS voted one of  the “World’s Best” Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons has developed and offers a minimally invasive SMAS Facelift that can make you look 15 years younger in just 90 minutes.  Dr Palmer call this revolutionary facelift technique “The Palmer Celebrity” Facelift offered at his Beverly Hills location.

If you have “jowls” these are sagging facial tissues and an indication for some form of a SMAS facelift. The underlying SMAS layer, of the face, must be dissected, lifted, trimmed and re-sutured (not merely folded or suspended with threads or sutures that will not last). The excess skin is then removed and the facelift incisions closed.

Dr Palmer’s most popular facelift is the minimally invasive, short incision facelift that has all the benefits of more invasive facelifts (traditional, mid-face, deep plane, cheek lift and subperiosteal facelifts) but with these added benefits:

* very small incisions and no incisions extend or are placed within the hair.
* minimal tissue dissection = less bruising and swelling = rapid recovery ( several days instead of weeks or months with the more invasive type facelifts mentioned)
* can be performed in 90 minutes or less, with or without general anesthesia (using a local anesthetic)
* no incisions within the hair = no hair loss
* excess fat can be removed from the face and neck
* excess skin removed from the face and below the chin
* cheeks, chin and jaw line can be augmented with dermal fillers (I prefer Restylane Lyft) or facial implants
* most patients fly back home to parts all over the world in as little as 3 days post-op

Dr Francis Palmer combines facial shaping with every facelift procedure. Following the beauty principles outlined in my book on face and body beauty, women look the most feminine, youthful and attractive with heart shaped faces. Heart shaped faces have cheeks that are full and round in the front.  Cheek augmentation with a dermal filler or using cheek implants for a permanent enhancement will create full, round cheeks that will feminize the entire face. Conversely, men look chiseled and handsome with angularity in the cheeks, chin and mandibular angles.

When jowls are present, these should be done in concert and not alone or separately in order to create a naturally, more attractive face.

Francis R Palmer III MD voted “one of the world’s best” plastic surgeons.

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There are all sorts of awards and bests, but there are only a very select few that are voted “One of the World’s Best Plastic Surgeons” in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery and Francis R Palmer, III, MD, FACS  has received that honor.   Dr Palmer believes that everyone has the right to look and feel their very best.  On example of Dr Palmer’s revolutionary procedures is “The Palmer Celebrity Facelift” which can make you look 15 years younger in 90 minutes or less.

Dermal Fillers can be used to shape, augment and enhance the face.

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Dermal fillers can be used to shape, augment and enhance the face.  Dermal filler injections are performed by Francis Palmer MD a world-renowned Beverly Hills Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon.  Dr Palmer was voted “one of the world’s best” plastic and cosmetic surgeons by the international press.  Dr Palmer uses his artistic vision within his Palmer Code(R) US Pat No.  8885873 to precisely add volume in just the right places in order to make the face more naturally attractive.  This means more angular, ruggedly handsome men and womens faces that are soft, feminine and heart-shaped.  Dr Francis Palmer has a dermal filler guide to assist you in seeing what filler might be right for you.

 

Chin Implant under Local

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Chin Implant placement using a local infiltration performed by Francis R Palmer III, MD for chin augmentation.  Chin Implants can be used to enhance the chin and balance the entire lower face.  Dr Palmer performs Chin Augmentation in the Operating Room after the chin is infiltrated with 1 % lidocaine with epinephrine.  The procedure takes less than 30 minutes and can be done without anesthesia.  Before and after Chin Implant photos.