Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery: Todd Hobgood, MD Blog

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 …

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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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Laser Resurfacing Procedures Increased 57% in One Year

In the most recent survey completed by the International Communications Research (ICR), the number of patients undergoing laser facial resurfacing increased by 57% last year. Clearly that’s in impressive number. Plastic surgery patients are finding success with their physicians in clearing away sun damage, unwanted wrinkles, and achieving more youthful skin. Essentially all chemical peels, …

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New Cannulas (Blunt Tip Needles) for Filler Injections!

I recently spent several days at the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Fall Meeting in San Francisco. I think one of the most interesting new products that will really make an impact is the blunt tip injection cannula. Currently most injectors use standard needles that are provided from companies with Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, …

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