Lip Injections: 5 Things You Should Know

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Lip Injections: 5 Things You Should Know

Although lip enhancement procedures can provide a more youthful smile, an unnatural injection can lead to the appearance of ‘duck’ lips. One thing you can do to avoid ‘duck’ lips is by choosing an experienced, board certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi to perform your lip enhancement procedure. Dr. Tansavatdi uses her specialized experience working on the face and neck to help her patients attain the youthful lips they desire. FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers are effective at creating fuller looking lips. The hyaluronic acid fillers that Dr. Tansavatdi frequently uses to enhance the lips are Juvederm® and Restylane®. To ensure patients are comfortable during their lip injections, these fillers already contain numbing medication. Facial plastic surgeons can use fat injections as a means to create fuller looking lips; however, the results using this form of filler tend to disappear quickly Instead, Dr. Tansavatdi prefers to use hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to create fuller, youthful looking lips. Contact Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi  1. Lip Injections Address the Lengthened and Sagging Upper Lip As we age, our upper lip gets longer and begins to sag. Unfortunately, injecting too much lip filler pulls the upper lip even further down hiding the upper … Read More

What to Expect After Lower Eyelid Surgery

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What to Expect After Lower Eyelid Surgery

  More About Eyelid Surgery – Contact Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi  What to Expect After Lower Eyelid Surgery The results of lower eyelid surgery are rewarding, taking years of aging off the face. Despite knowing what surgery can do to rejuvenate the eyes, most people are often hesitant to pursue eyelid surgery. The reasons include a concern for changes in vision, change to your overall look, longer than expected recovery making it hard to hide from the public, and dealing with any unexpected consequences after surgery. One of the most common questions I receive in consultation about surgery is what changes to expect. So what can you expect after lower eyelid surgery? First, the healing process depends on the type of approach that is used. Inside Lower Eyelid Approach The inside lower eyelid approach (Trans-conjunctival Blepharoplasty) removes eye bags using an incision made through the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the pink moist layer inside the lower eyelid that is visible when you pull the eyelid down. Removing eye bags through the conjunctiva eliminates visible scarring on the outside of the eyelid. The incision is hidden and bruising and swelling is usually minimized compared to the outside technique. Outside Lower Eyelid Technique … Read More

Top 5 Benefits of Botox®!

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Top 5 Benefits of Botox® - Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi

Botox® is a quick and easy solution to reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi uses Botox® injections as a means to relax facial muscles. Botox® is a great option for individuals who are looking for a facial rejuvenation procedure that does not require surgery. Dr. Tansavatdi provides Botox® injections for men and women in her Westlake Village office. These injections are designed to smooth the skin; thus, reducing the visibility of the wrinkles targeted. The wrinkles targeted are usually on the face or neck. Dr. Tansavatdi frequently uses Botox® injections to reduce the appearance of: The ‘furrows’ in between the eyebrows The ‘crow’s feet’ located on the outer corner of the eyes Unsightly neck bands The horizontal wrinkles along the forehead   Contact Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi   Top 5 Benefits of Botox®!   1. Decreasing the movement between the eyebrows to eliminate the constant ‘angry’ look The muscles between the eyebrows are responsible for creating the look of anger in that area. As time passes, some individuals develop permanent creases between their eyebrows. These creases make them look as if they are angry all the time. With Botox® injections, Dr. Tansavatdi can decrease movement between the … Read More

Is Botox Right For Me?

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One of the first signs of aging is the development of wrinkles on the face. The process of aging continues with loss of fat in certain areas such as the cheeks, under eyelid, and temple area that give our face a more youthful look. Fat and volume in the face also descends to fill in areas that previously were not there such as along the jawline (jowls), neck, or under eye bags. These can all give away a person’s age. Twenty years ago, the only options to reverse the signs of aging were surgery to raise the descending tissue and reposition it, and skin peels to remove wrinkles. These options required significant downtime for healing, an anesthetic for the procedure, and considerable costs for the procedure itself. Botox first came on the market approximately 30 years ago for non-cosmetic purposes and soon was adopted for use in cosmetic treatment of facial wrinkles. The use of Botox has dramatically increased over the last 10 years due to its great safety profile, consistent results, and demonstrated benefits in diminishing the appearance of wrinkles on the face. Over the span of the last 10 years, Botox has replaced all surgical options in terms … Read More

Ensuring an Optimal Surgery Experience

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Ensuring an Optimal Surgery Experience in Thousand Oaks / Westlake Village – From The Office of Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi   To some degree, cosmetic surgery is an art as a well as a science. The results are not only dependent upon the skill and experience of the surgeon, but they also depend on the your ability to communicate to the surgeon what you want. In other words, no two facelifts, nose surgeries, ear surgeries, etc. are the same. Each procedure must be individualized and customized to bring a result as close to how you wish to look as possible. For this reason, it is very important for you to help your surgeon understand what you have pictured in your head. If you want surgery to restore a more youthful appearance, photos of you at a younger age can be very helpful, especially if the photos define the areas that you would like restored. For example, if a facelift is desired, photos that show you before wrinkles and sagging in the lower portion of the face occurred will help us to provide a more fine-tuned outcome. Ideally, show photographs at various stages of your life. If you have suffered a broken nose, … Read More