Yearly Archives: 2012

Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery

A Recent Thanks!!! (Also a Thanks in Return to Sender!!!)

"Many Thanks for the Holidays!" We are so thankful for our blessings this holiday season. It is always touching when patients take time out of their busy schedules to thank our staff for hard work and dedication to their jobs. Recently, we received a very personal note in the Arizona Republic published in the lifestyle …

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Second Times a Charm- Keys to Revision Rhinoplasty

Second Times a Charm? Keys of Revision Rhinoplasty Many patients do not realize the complexity of the surgical nose job, or rhinoplasty. Rates of revision in this country average about 15%, clearly much more than most facial plastic surgical procedures. When considering the cost, down time, and recovery involved, one would assume that these patients …

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Sunscreens are Updated by the FDA

Sunscreen Updates: The FDA Releases New Standards in the Sunscreen Market Our patients are increasingly aware of the importance of maintaining protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale, Arizona is in the heart the sunshine state. We enjoy truly sun-filled days most of our year and need to consider the …

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What is the Mini Facelift, MACS Facelift, S Lift, Life Facelift?

These days, we have seen that patients work longer in their careers, have more daily responsibilities, and simply can’t tolerate extended down time. This has driven surgeons back to exploring less invasive facelifts. It can be confusing for the potential patient, although it shouldn’t be. All of these surgical procedures are essentially identical and involve …

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Earring Piercing Gone Wrong

I am often asked about reduction in the size of a previous piercing or even reduction in the size of an earlobe. Essentially all ear lobe problems can be corrected but can often be more involved than one might expect. Torn earlobes are probably the most common issue we see. Clearly it is much simpler …

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Does Fat Grafting Work?

Over the last five years, we have been bombarded with information, mostly non-scientific, relating to the transfer of one's own fat cells into the face as the "cure-all" for aging. Does this work? First, in theory, this is a very natural and safe approach to move back toward the youthful heart-shaped face. The most youthful …

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Facelift Questions…What is a Lifestyle Lift or a Quick Lift?

I often am asked questions about limited down-time facelift and necklift techniques. The bottom line is that qualified and experienced surgeons will recommend the least invasive lift that serves the goals of our patients. Sometimes this means that a relatively short recovery is possible. You certainly need to be seen and examined by a board …

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Tear Trough Augmentation, Lifting Lower Eyelid Bags

I often am asked if there is anything patients can do about the bags under the eyes in a "no down-time" treatment with dermal fillers or other options at my facial plastic surgery practice near Phoenix. Usually, that can be a difficult question to answer without a very detailed set of functional pictures or an …