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Plastic Surgery Blog


Botox Cosmetics

These days, more than ever before, the options available to those wanting to turn back time and erase a few of those common signs of aging, are numerous. In previous years the only option available was a Face Lift surgery. While a Face Lift Surgery is still the most effective in reversing late stages of aging, those in the early stages or who only have smaller changes to make, can often find the results they seek through simple BOTOX injections. Houston BOTOX injections are one of Dr. Longo’s most popular procedures. It is an effective, efficient and easy way to keep up a youthful appearance.

To learn more about the effects of BOTOX and how it could improve your appearance, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Longo. Take a look at our Before and After BOTOX photo gallery to get an idea of the kind of results several of our patients have enjoyed.

Leg Veins Becoming a Problem?

We all know what Spider Veins are, as many as up to 60% of us have them. They are those little red, purple and blue twisting veins often visible through your skin, making many people feel self-conscience. The little buggers generally sneak into sight on the legs and face, making them even more noticeable.

Why do we get them? There are a number of factors that dictate whether or not a person develops them. Some of these factors include heredity, occupations which require standing for extended periods of time and hormonal changes due to taking birth control, being pregnant or menopausal.

How do you treat them? One way is through the cutting edge technology of the Yag Laser. The Yag Laser has many great uses and is used in Eye Surgery, Oncology (to remove skin cancers), Dentistry, Gynecology as well as several kinds of cosmetic treatments such as hair removal and, of course, in the treatment of Spider Veins.

Contact our office to learn more.

Houston Cosmetic Medicine Financing

The decision to make the physical enhancements and improvements that you want to make can be made more complicated when trying to figure out how you’re going to afford it. Some patients may choose to save up for their desired procedure , but this can set back their procedure by months or even years. By financing your plastic surgery procedure, you are able to get the results you want now and pay for them in a more timely, affordable manor.

Do you know what your plastic surgery financing options are? There are plans to fit almost any patient’s budget. Many times the interest rates are even low to no interest. Got questions? Contact our office to find out more about your financing options.

Microdermabrasion Houston

Did you know that skin is the largest organ? We are surrounded by our skin, it keeps us safe and battles the elements day in and day out, everyday of our life. Taking proper care of your skin is one of the best ways to keep yourself looking young and healthy. Dr. Longo offers a plethora of skin care treatments to keep your skin in top form. One of these procedures is Microdermabrasion.

Houston Microdermabrasion is a popular skin re-freshening treatment which uses tiny crystals to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells to reveal the smooth, yet unharmed, healthy skin which lies just beneath. Since Microdermabrasion is removing that dead outer layer of skin, any skin imperfection on that layer will also be removed. Skin imperfections such as uneven skin pigmentation, fine line, wrinkles and sun damage may be effectively treated with Microdermabrasion.

Consulting with a skin care specialist is the best way to determine if Microdermabrasion is the right treatment option for you. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today.

Before and After Patient Results!

At Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons of Texas, we believe our results speak for themselves. If you are in the process of looking for a Plastic Surgeon, it can be overwhelming to know what to look for and ask. The first thing you’ll want to check is if they are board certified. Check out the Plastic Surgeon’s training and education and how long they’ve been a Plastic Surgeon in your area. These are all important things to know. True success in this business is marked by a patient’s satisfaction in the Plastic Surgeon’s work. The best way to asses this is by reading patient testimonials and viewing Before and After photos.

Before and After photos are very beneficial for prospective patients to look at. As you look at a Plastic Surgeon’s work, ask yourself if you would be happy with the results achieved in the photo. Keep in mind that each patient comes into the office with different sets of goals and needs, but if, in general, you feel positive about the results achieved, that is a good sign that that Plastic Surgeon may be able to achieve your goals. As always, it’s important to remember to have realistic expectations and not aim to look like anyone other than an enhanced version of yourself.

Click here to go to our online photo gallery and view our previous patients results!

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons of Texas: Brow Lift Rejuvenation

Our faces are communicating things to other people constantly, even when we aren’t aware of it. The lines of our faces tell a story about how we are feeling and this is why it is so important that our faces are telling the trust story about how we are feeling. This is the reasons many men and women opt for a Brow Lift procedure. The face, particularly the forehead and area around the eyes, is often one of the first places we begin to show signs of aging. As these creases and wrinkles form it can make us appear more angry, upset or tired than we actually are. Often the brow can become heavy and hang low over the eyes. Theses are all issues that Brow Lift surgery can address to help restore a more youthful, relaxed, alert, and natural appearance.

Contact our office to discuss your facial rejuvenation options today!

Permanent Hair Reduction – Laser Hair Removal Houston

Laser Hair Removal is one of the most high-tech, long-lasting hair removal options on the market. The laser emits an invisible, pulsating light that identifies and then kills the melanin, or dark pigment, in the hair. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour depending on the amount of the area being treated and generally takes 3 to 4 treatments to achieve successful results.

Laser Hair Removal results vary from patient to patient with an average result of a reduction of approximately 80% hair growth when treatment was administered over four to six appointments. Some patients accomplish a complete hair removal that is permanent while still others may notice very little change in their hair growth. Contact our office to learn more or to schedule your appointment.

Hearing From Experience – Houston Plastic Surgery

If you’re in the process of looking for the right plastic surgeon to perform your procedure, you are likely considering a number of variables. First and foremost- you will want to find out what their background is. What is their accreditation, memberships, affiliations, training and education. Secondly, what is their track-record and reputation? What are previous patients and other doctors saying about them?

Patient testimonials are a great way to find out about what the patient experience with that plastic surgeon is like and how the patients felt about every step of the process including their results. Another good way is to look at patient’s Before and After photos. Both of these are available online for our prospective patients to view. We hope you will find through these that Dr. Longo and staff is dedicated to providing quality care and consistent results with every patient.

Houston Facial Fillers

Our skin is the largest human organ. It covers our entire body and battles the elements for our entire lives. It is amazingly durable, but eventually is starts to break down. The wear effects it and it becomes less and less elastic and durable. Fine lines, creases, wrinkles and sagging begin to take the place of smooth, tight skin, particularly in the face and neck. With Houston Facial Fillers, Dr. Longo can take out some of those fine lines, creases, and wrinkles to create a smoother, more youthful looking appearance yet again.

Facial Fillers are just as they sound, “fillers” that get injected into your skin to fill out the creases and wrinkles. It’s basically playing the part that your natural, good fat was playing that gets lost as we age. There are a couple different kind of facial fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse and Juvederm. Dr. Longo will walk you through the pros and cons of each and help you find the right treatment for you. Facial fillers are perfect for patients who desire a more youthful appearance without the risks of invasive surgery and constrictive down time.

If you are ready to learn more about this and other facial rejuvenation procedures, contact our office to schedule your consultation.

Houston Blepharoplasty – Eyelid Rejuvenation

One of the first areas we show our age is in and around our eyes. Drooping, sagging eyelids, baggy, dark circles, creases and lines are all reasons people may seek out Eyelid Surgery, or Blepharoplasty. A Blepharoplasty procedure is a facial rejuvenation procedure designed to eliminated excess hanging skin, muscle or fat that is causing the undesired effect.

Blepharoplasty can be done with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as rhinoplasty, brow lift, lip augmentation or facial implants. Every patient presents with different needs and wants and Dr. Longo works with each one on an individual, personalized basis to provide the best outcome for you. Want to learn more about Houston Blepharoplasty?

If you are ready to talk about your Facial Rejuvenation options, contact Dr. Longo today for your confidential consultation.