Primera Plastic Surgery Blog

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How To Make Your Facelift Results Last

A facelift in Orlando is an excellent way to turn back the clock and restore your face to the way it looked 10 or so years ago. Unfortunately, nothing can stop the aging process altogether. So while you will still develop some signs of aging over the years after a facelift, there are a few …

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Rhinoplasty vs. Nonsurgical Nose Job: Which One Is Right for Me?

Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures are more popular than ever, and nonsurgical rhinoplasties are no exception. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, I often answer questions about the benefits of a surgical rhinoplasty compared to a nonsurgical nose job at my Orlando practice. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to better understand whether surgical …

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When Do I Need Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?

Why consider blepharoplasty? What does blepharoplasty entail? What is recovery from blepharoplasty like? Should you consider blepharoplasty eyelid surgery? The time to consider cosmetic eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a personal choice. It is known as a very effective procedure, giving patients a more youthful and rested appearance with little to no side …

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Actual cleft lip adult patient Kirsten smiling with before photo being held next to face.

Does Cleft Lip or Palate Repair in Adulthood Improve Self-Confidence?

What is cleft rhinoplasty? Why is cleft rhinoplasty so complex? What is recovery like after the rhinoplasty procedure?  Cleft lip or palate Lip or Palate Repair in adulthood is known to improve self-confidence in patients who elect to have the surgery.  A cleft lip or palate are birth defects that can occur together or separately …

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Dr. Gross using Computer Imaging for assessing rhinoplasty in Orlando, FL

What Would I Look Like With a Nose Job? How to Predict Your Rhinoplasty Results

If you’ve ever wondered what you would look like after rhinoplasty, you may have found yourself experimenting with filters and apps that allow you to try out a “virtual nose job.” With just a few taps and swipes, you can supposedly see how a smaller, straighter, more symmetrical nose would change your face. But can …

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Primera medical staff member preparing male patient for laser mole removal on side of head

Mole Removal with the SmartXide DOT Laser

What is the SmartXide DOT laser? How can laser technology help with moles? Is mole removal right for you? It took Samuel Rodriguez 43 years to remove a mole and now that it's done, he says, “Honestly, I’m happier now that it’s gone.” Samuel is a laser resurfacing patient at our Orlando facial surgery practice, …

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Ultherapy®: Does It Really Work?

As you enter your late 30s, you may begin to see the signs of a common problem: loose, saggy skin. Facial aging often develops along the lower face and jawline, creating jowls, wrinkles, or even a double chin. Ultherapy® is the go-to skin tightening treatment for our Orlando patients because it can significantly delay the …

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Buccal fat removal before and after photos of actual patient in Orlando

Buccal Fat Removal

Why would I need buccal fat removal? Am I a good candidate for buccal fat removal surgery? What is buccal fat removal surgery like? Buccal fat removal, also called cheek reduction surgery or buccal lipectomy, is the process of thinning the cheeks and redefining facial angles by removing the “extra padding” in your cheeks. It …

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