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Selecting a facial plastic surgeon is a critical decision that can significantly impact the success and safety of your procedure. Here are some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a facial plastic surgeon: 

  • Board Certification: Ensure that the surgeon is certified by the appropriate medical board in facial plastic surgery. Board-certified facial plastic surgeons have undergone extensive training and have demonstrated their expertise in the field. 
  • Experience and Expertise: Look for a surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery and has substantial experience performing the specific procedure you are interested in. Ask about their patient outcomes and view before-and-after photos of their previous work. 
  • Credentials and Training: Research the surgeon’s educational background, training, and affiliations with reputable medical organizations. Membership in organizations like the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) or the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is a positive indicator. 
  • Patient Reviews and Testimonials: Read reviews and testimonials from previous patients to gain insights into their experiences and satisfaction with the surgeon’s care and results. 
  • Safety Record: Inquire about the surgeon’s safety record and the facilities where the procedures are performed. Ensure that they operate in accredited surgical facilities with well-trained staff. 
  • Personal Consultation: Schedule an in-person consultation with the surgeon to discuss your goals and concerns. Pay attention to how they listen to you, explain the procedure, and address any questions you may have. A good surgeon will prioritize your comfort, understanding, and informed decision-making. 
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication is crucial in understanding your expectations and ensuring that the surgeon understands your goals clearly. The surgeon should be able to explain the procedure in layman’s terms and provide realistic expectations. 
  • Before-and-After Photos: Review the surgeon’s portfolio of before-and-after photos to assess the quality and consistency of their work. This will give you an idea of their artistic vision and ability to achieve natural-looking results. 
  • Patient Safety Measures: Inquire about the surgeon’s approach to patient safety, anesthesia administration, and post-operative care. A responsible surgeon will prioritize patient safety throughout the entire process. 
  • Compassion and Empathy: Choose a surgeon who demonstrates genuine compassion and empathy, making you feel comfortable and cared for throughout your surgical journey.

Remember, selecting the right facial plastic surgeon is a crucial step towards achieving your desired outcomes and ensuring a positive surgical experience. Take your time, do thorough research, and trust your instincts when making this important decision.

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) identified the following as the top 5 facial plastic surgery procedures performed in the U.S. The AAFPRS is a professional medical society that represents facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons. 

  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping): Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job,” is a procedure that aims to enhance the appearance of the nose, improve facial harmony, and address breathing difficulties caused by structural issues. 
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery): Blepharoplasty involves the surgical modification of the eyelids to address droopy eyelids, remove excess skin or fat, and rejuvenate the area around the eyes. 
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy): A facelift is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the signs of aging by tightening facial skin, lifting sagging tissues, and smoothing wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful appearance. 
  • Brow Lift (Forehead Lift): A brow lift is a procedure that elevates the position of the eyebrows and smoothes forehead wrinkles, creating a more refreshed and alert appearance. 
  • Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping): Otoplasty is a surgery to correct prominent or protruding ears, bringing them closer to the head and achieving a more balanced facial profile.

For patients that are good candidates for a facelift or necklift, the consultation is the first, very involved step of the doctors’ surgical planning and they spend significant time with the patient. The consultation fee is a well-spent investment for people who are serious about their inquiry, and at L&P Aesthetics, it’s always credited toward the procedure, when and if it’s performed.

To learn more about how the surgeons of L&P Aesthetics approach facelifts, visit our special educational website, TheFaceliftExperts.com. Call (650) 407-2922 to schedule a consultation with a surgeon.

A facelift improves the look of the lower two-thirds of the face – from the midface to the jawline – by removing excess skin and “lifting” the underlying structures. 

A necklift, on the other hand, is a surgical procedure that is specifically designed to improve the appearance of the neck, which includes everything from the jawline to the collarbone. It may involve a combination of techniques such as liposuction, skin tightening, and muscle repositioning to address issues such as excess fat, sagging skin, and muscle laxity in the neck. 

At L&P Aesthetics, the surgeons perform a facelift AND necklift during a combined procedure – the L&P Signature Facelift. However, younger patients who haven’t started to see changes in the midface and jawline that just want to reduce bulk or excess laxity in the neck may be candidates for an isolated midline neck lift that focuses specifically on that area. 

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lieberman, Dr. Parikh, or Dr. Curti to learn what would be the best course of action for you. Their consultations are extremely detailed and include meticulous examination – visual observation and tactile feeling of the face and neck structures – in order to make a personalized, specific recommendation.

The results of a facelift can last for several years, although the exact length of time will depend on factors such as the individual’s skin type, age, and lifestyle. To maintain the results of a facelift, it is important to follow a healthy skin care routine and protect the skin from sun damage.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with a facelift, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and reactions to anesthesia. However, these risks are small, and most people are able to undergo the procedure without experiencing any complications.

Recovery from a facelift can take several weeks. During this time, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and some discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication. Most people are able to return to work and other normal activities within a few weeks, although strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks.

The length of a facelift procedure can vary depending on the complexity of the case and what other procedures will be performed during the same surgery. We perform every facelift as an outpatient procedure in our own accredited Surgery Center, under the same roof as our L&P Aesthetics office in Palo Alto where you may have your consultation.

There are several different techniques that can be used to perform a facelift, and the specific approach will depend on the individual’s unique needs and goals. In general, the procedure involves making incisions in the skin to access the underlying muscles and tissues. The surgeon will then reposition and tighten these tissues, and may also remove excess skin to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Ideal candidates for a facelift are in good overall health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations for the procedure. A facelift can be effective for people who have sagging skin, wrinkles, or a loss of definition in the lower half of the face. It is most commonly performed on people over the age of 40, but can be done at any age.

A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that is used to improve the appearance of the face by removing excess skin and tightening the underlying muscles and other structures. It is typically performed on the lower half of the face, including the jawline and neck, but it can also be used to treat wrinkles and sagging skin on the upper half of the face.

Yes, the results of rhinoplasty are long-lasting. As the swelling subsides over the weeks and months following the procedure, you will see a more refined and balanced nasal appearance that should remain relatively stable over time.

If you have more inquiries or wish to schedule a consultation, please contact our practice today, via phone at (650) 407-2922 or by email at [email protected].

The cost of rhinoplasty varies depending on individual factors and the extent of the procedure. During your consultation, we will provide a detailed breakdown of the expenses and discuss financing options, including potential insurance coverage for functional rhinoplasty.

Our surgeons use advanced techniques that minimize visible scarring during rhinoplasty. Incisions are usually made inside the nose (closed rhinoplasty) or inconspicuously at the base of the nostrils (open rhinoplasty).

After your rhinoplasty, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort for a few days. Most patients can return to work or school within a week, but it’s important to avoid strenuous activities for several weeks as your nose heals.

Yes, rhinoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety during the surgery.

During your initial consultation, our rhinoplasty specialists will discuss your concerns and goals. They will perform a comprehensive facial analysis, explain the surgical process, potential risks, and post-operative care. This consultation allows you to make an informed decision about your procedure.

L&P Aesthetics stands out as the top destination for rhinoplasty in the Bay Area due to our surgeon’s specialized expertise in facial plastic surgery. Our practice combines state-of-the-art techniques with a patient-centric approach, ensuring personalized treatment plans and exceptional care.

At L&P Aesthetics, our board-certified facial plastic surgeons are experts in rhinoplasty, recognized for their exceptional skill and natural-looking results. Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Parikh have a proven track record of delivering outstanding outcomes for patients in the Bay Area.
Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty are individuals seeking to improve their nasal appearance or address functional issues. Our surgeons conduct thorough consultations to determine your candidacy, considering your health, facial anatomy, and aesthetic goals.

Rhinoplasty is a versatile surgical procedure that can address both aesthetic and functional issues of the nose. Here are some common aesthetic and functional nose problems that rhinoplasty can help to solve: 

Aesthetic Concerns: 

  • Nasal Hump or Dorsal Hump: Rhinoplasty can remove or reduce a prominent bump on the bridge of the nose, creating a smoother and more balanced profile. 
  • Nasal Asymmetry: If the nose is crooked or asymmetric, rhinoplasty can help to achieve better facial symmetry. 
  • Nasal Width: Rhinoplasty can narrow the nasal width to bring better harmony to the facial features. 
  • Nasal Tip Projection or Droop: The shape and projection of the nasal tip can be adjusted to enhance facial proportions and achieve a more refined appearance. 
  • Nostril Size and Shape: Rhinoplasty can modify the size and shape of the nostrils, addressing flaring or irregularities. 
  • Bridge Definition: If the nasal bridge lacks definition, rhinoplasty can create a more sculpted and defined appearance. 

Functional Concerns: 

  • Septal Deviation: Rhinoplasty can correct a deviated septum, which can obstruct airflow and cause breathing difficulties. 
  • Nasal Valve Collapse: Rhinoplasty can strengthen and support the nasal valves to improve breathing function. 
  • Nasal Congestion: If there are obstructions within the nasal passages, such as enlarged turbinates, rhinoplasty can help alleviate chronic nasal congestion. 
  • Nasal Fractures or Trauma: Rhinoplasty can address structural issues resulting from previous nasal injuries or fractures. 
  • Congenital Defects: Some individuals are born with congenital nasal deformities, such as cleft lip and palate, which can be corrected through rhinoplasty. 
  • Post-Traumatic Deformities: Rhinoplasty can address aesthetic and functional issues resulting from past traumas to the nose. 

It is essential to have a thorough consultation with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon to discuss your specific concerns and goals. They will assess your facial anatomy, discuss the potential outcomes, and create a personalized treatment plan to achieve the best results, both aesthetically and functionally. Keep in mind that the surgeon’s expertise and experience play a significant role in the success of the rhinoplasty procedure.

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance and function of the nose. It can address aesthetic concerns, improve facial balance, and correct breathing difficulties, providing you with a more harmonious and attractive facial profile.

Upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty are two different types of eyelid surgery that focus on addressing specific concerns in the upper and lower eyelids, respectively.

Upper blepharoplasty targets the upper eyelids to address issues such as drooping, sagging, and excess skin. During the procedure, the surgeon makes incisions in the natural creases of the upper eyelids to remove excess skin and, if necessary, to address underlying fat deposits. The goal is to rejuvenate the upper eyelids, create a more open and refreshed appearance, and improve any vision obstruction caused by heavy, overhanging eyelid skin.

Lower blepharoplasty focuses on the lower eyelids and is typically performed to treat concerns like puffiness, bags under the eyes, and loose skin. The surgeon makes incisions either just below the lash line or within the inner aspect of the lower eyelid (transconjunctival approach) to remove or reposition excess fat and tighten the skin. This results in a smoother, more youthful lower eyelid contour.

Combination of Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty:

Whether a patient gets both upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures depends on their specific needs and desired outcomes. Some patients may only need one of the procedures if they have concerns limited to either the upper or lower eyelids. However, many patients choose to undergo a combination of both upper and lower blepharoplasty to comprehensively rejuvenate the entire eye area and achieve a more harmonious, balanced result.

A comprehensive evaluation during the consultation with one of our facial plastic surgeons will help determine which procedure or combination of procedures is most suitable for an individual’s unique anatomy and aesthetic goals. It is essential to have a detailed discussion with the surgeon to understand the potential benefits and limitations of each approach before making a decision.

The results of blepharoplasty are long-lasting and can make you look years younger. While the natural aging process will continue, the improvements achieved through blepharoplasty can be enjoyed for many years. If you have more inquiries or wish to schedule a consultation, please contact our practice today.
Yes, in some cases, blepharoplasty can enhance vision by removing excess skin that obstructs the visual field. Our surgeons will assess your condition during the consultation to determine if functional improvement is possible.
After blepharoplasty, patients may experience mild swelling and bruising, which usually subsides within a week or two. Most individuals can resume regular activities within 1-2 weeks post-surgery.
Our surgeons use meticulous techniques to minimize scarring. Incisions are strategically placed within the natural creases of the eyelids or hidden along the lash line for minimal visibility.
Yes, blepharoplasty is generally safe when performed by a skilled and experienced facial plastic surgeon like those at L&P Aesthetics. We prioritize patient safety and follow strict protocols to minimize risks and complications.
During your initial consultation, our surgeons will discuss your specific concerns, review your medical history, and examine your eyelids and surrounding structures. They will explain the blepharoplasty procedure, potential risks, and the expected recovery process, allowing you to make an informed decision.
At L&P Aesthetics, our board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Parikh, are renowned for their expertise in blepharoplasty. They have a proven track record of delivering exceptional results for patients in the Bay Area and those that come from around the world.
Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty are individuals experiencing drooping or sagging eyelids, puffy bags under the eyes, or other aesthetic concerns around the eyes. During your consultation, our surgeons will evaluate your condition and determine your candidacy for the procedure.
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure that targets sagging or drooping eyelids, removes excess skin and fat, and rejuvenates the appearance around the eyes. It can significantly improve your overall facial appearance, making you look more youthful and refreshed.
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a surgical procedure designed to elevate and rejuvenate the eyebrows and forehead area. It can reduce sagging skin, smooth forehead wrinkles, and create a more refreshed, youthful appearance.
A chin implant is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of the chin, creating a more balanced and proportionate facial profile. It can provide better chin projection, improve jawline definition, and enhance overall facial harmony.
A revision facelift, also known as secondary facelift or facelift revision, is a surgical procedure performed to correct unsatisfactory outcomes from a previous facelift. It addresses issues such as recurrent sagging, asymmetry, scarring, or other concerns that may arise after a primary facelift.
A jawline implant is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the contours of the jaw and chin area. It involves placing a custom-shaped implant along the jawline to create a more defined and stronger appearance.
Otoplasty, commonly known as “ear pinning” surgery, is a procedure designed to correct prominent or protruding ears. It reshapes the ears, bringing them closer to the head for a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Facial fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or fat injections, is a minimally invasive procedure that involves harvesting fat from one area of your body and transferring it to your face. It can help restore volume, smooth out wrinkles, and improve facial contours for a more youthful appearance.
Hair restoration surgery, also known as hair transplant, is a surgical procedure that involves harvesting hair follicles from a donor area and transplanting them to areas of hair loss or thinning. It can restore a natural-looking hairline and provide a permanent solution to hair loss.
Neurotoxin injections, including BOTOX and Dysport, are minimally invasive treatments that temporarily relax facial muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. They can help smooth forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed look.
Facial filler injections are non-surgical treatments that use hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers like Juvederm, Voluma, and Kysse to add volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. They can plump lips, lift cheeks, and rejuvenate the face for a natural and more youthful appearance.
Lip fillers are non-surgical cosmetic treatments that use hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers like Juvederm, Volbella, and Kysse to enhance the volume and shape of the lips. They can create fuller, plumper lips and address fine lines around the mouth, resulting in a natural and more youthful appearance.
A lip lift surgery is a facial plastic procedure that shortens the distance between the upper lip and the base of the nose. It enhances the shape and projection of the lips, providing a more youthful and balanced appearance to the face.

Sculptra is different from other facial fillers primarily in its composition and mode of action. While most facial fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). This unique difference results in distinct characteristics and benefits: 

  • Stimulating Collagen Production: Sculptra is not an immediate volumizer like HA fillers; instead, it stimulates the skin’s natural collagen production. PLLA particles act as a scaffold to promote collagen formation over time, gradually restoring volume and improving skin quality. 
  • Long-Lasting Results: Due to its collagen-stimulating nature, Sculptra provides long-lasting results. While traditional HA fillers typically last several months, the results of Sculptra can endure up to two years or more, making it a preferred option for individuals seeking sustained facial rejuvenation. 
  • Gradual and Natural-Looking Outcome: Sculptra’s gradual approach allows for a subtle and natural transformation. As collagen builds up, the skin becomes more supple, fine lines are softened, and facial contours are improved, resulting in a refreshed appearance that doesn’t look overly inflated. 
  • Treatment Schedule: Sculptra requires a series of treatment sessions, typically spaced several weeks apart. This approach allows for precise sculpting of the face and ensures that the results appear balanced and proportional. 
  • Versatility: While Sculptra is commonly used to address deep facial wrinkles and folds, it can also be used to add volume to sunken areas, improve facial contours, and rejuvenate the overall appearance of the face. 
  • Natural Biocompatible Material: Sculptra’s main component, poly-L-lactic acid, is a biocompatible material that has been used safely in medical applications for decades. It is gradually broken down and metabolized by the body over time. 

In summary, Sculptra stands out from other facial fillers by promoting collagen production, offering long-lasting results, and delivering a gradual and natural-looking outcome. It is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a rejuvenated appearance with enduring benefits. However, the choice between Sculptra and other facial fillers depends on the individual’s unique cosmetic goals and the recommendations of their experienced medical provider.

A non-surgical nose job, also known as a liquid rhinoplasty, is a non-invasive procedure that uses facial fillers to enhance and reshape the nose. It can address concerns such as a dorsal hump, nasal asymmetry, and minor irregularities, resulting in a more balanced and harmonious facial appearance without surgery.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, FDA-approved procedure for reducing stubborn fat in targeted areas. It uses controlled cooling technology to freeze and eliminate fat cells, resulting in a more sculpted and contoured physique.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment that uses focused ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production in the skin. It effectively tightens and lifts the skin, providing a natural-looking facelift without surgery.

The MOXI™ Laser Facial is a very gentle laser, and when administered properly by the Palo Alto and Los Gatos skin-resurfacing experts at L&P Aesthetics, it can treat every skin type, any time of the year. 

  • Safe for use on every skin type, all year-round 
  • A gentle, low-to-no downtime, lunchtime procedure 
  • Smoothes uneven pigmentation 
  • Refines tone and texture 
  • Lightens sun damage  
  • Provides “pre-rejuvenation” by warding off visible signs of aging before they appear 

The MOXI Laser facial is a great introductory laser resurfacing treatment for those who have never experienced  lasers, but it is also great for those who want to extend the results of more aggressive laser treatments like the HALO Hybrid Laser. 

Because of the minimal downtime of the MOXI laser facial, along with the gentleness of the laser technology, it is the perfect treatment for skin maintenance all year long.

BroadBand Light (BBL) utilizes the power of pulsed light to treat skin conditions associated with aging, sun damage, hyper-pigmentation, acne and excess hair growth.

Unlike many lasers and light-based treatments, BBL addresses the underlying layers of your skin where much of the aging occurs. Also unlike many laser treatments, BBL is safe for almost all skin types (except Skin Type 6) and has almost no downtime.

Most of our California-based patients are fighting hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage, not to mention the natural melanin changes and excess redness that happen with aging.

At L&P Aesthetics, we offer patients the most innovative, safe and effective treatments which is why we offer the Halo Fractional Laser by Sciton®. The Halo laser is the world’s first hybrid laser with revolutionary technology that targets multiple layers of skin and addresses multiple skin issues simultaneously. Unlike other laser treatments, the Halo laser is safe for all skin types and has much less downtime.

What makes the Halo laser unique is that it simultaneously delivers both fractional (ablative) and non-fractional (non-ablative) wavelengths to the same area. With one pass, a patient will receive a fully customized treatment that addresses skin concerns in the epidermis as well as the dermis.

Ablative laser treatments incite a wound response on the outer layers of the skin to promote healthy healing and collagen production. By removing the outer layers of skin, traditional ablative laser treatments offer dramatic results, but the healing period is usually long and sometimes painful.

Non-ablative laser treatments such as BroadBand Light™ (BBL) deliver heat into the skin through thousands of tiny columns known as micro-thermal treatment zones. This process eliminates old epidermal pigmented cells while depositing heat deep into the dermis to tighten skin and stimulate collagen remodeling. While there is very little downtime with non-ablative procedures, multiple treatments are often required.

Halo offers the best of both words – results without the disadvantage of increased downtime.

Using laser skin resurfacing techniques, L&P Aesthetics in Palo Alto and Los Gatos treats patients in the Bay Area who have aging, sun-damaged and / or blemished skin. Our two erbium lasers, the NanoLaserPeel and ContourTRL, are both skin resurfacing techniques that remove the outer layer of skin to address topical skin issues.

Both lasers work by sending brief pulses of high-energy light into the skin and vaporizing damaged skin cells. The laser energy also stimulates underlying layers of skin which encourage the body’s own natural collagen production. As the lasered skin heals, smoother, tighter and more healthy skin is encouraged to form in its place.

Morpheus8 is a revolutionary, FDA-approved device that combines the benefits of microneedling and fractionated radio frequency (Rf) to create firmer and tighter skin on your face and neck. Morpheus8 is minimally invasive, safe, non-surgical, and has almost no downtime.

Morpheus8 uses a matrix of micro pins that create tiny puncture wounds in the superficial dermis. This stimulates the production of collagen, elastin and new skin cells. The addition of radiofrequency energy that is transmitted during this process sends electric currents deep into your skin which actually reorganizes the building blocks of your skin for a natural anti-aging treatment.

Is this a dream come true? The makers of Morpheus8, inMode, named the device after the character Morpheus, the hacker-mentor of Neo in The Matrix because of the treatment uses a matrix of micro pins to renew deeper layers of the skin.  Also, The Matrix character was named after Morpheus, the Greek God of Dreams, so maybe Morpheus8 could be a dream come true!

If you are interested in firmer, smoother and more glowing skin, get in touch with our Palo Alto or Los Gatos offices at L&P Aesthetics by  (650) 407-2922 or email to schedule a consultation with one of our Morpheus8 providers.

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