Facial Plastic Surgery

Thursday, August 14, 2014 @ 11:08 AM
Dr. Benjamin Stong

Dysport Injections in Atlanta GAMany people desire to have a younger looking appearance. Whether it is for personal reasons or they are hoping that a fresher appearance will get them ahead in their job hunt, many people are having “things done” to help them radiate youth. Botox has been a popular choice among many people needing a small fix for the eyes, bridge between the eyes, forehead, or lines around the mouth. However, some patients are finding that they have begun to experience Botox immunity or resistance. For those who are not finding the results that they desire from Botox injections, Dysport is an effective alternative.

The human body can form a resistance or intolerance to many drugs. Prolonged use can limit the effects that many medications have at relieving the symptoms that people do not wish to have. Although it is not a common occurrence, antibodies can develop to the Botox molecule, which result in patients having a very short duration of the injection’s benefits. For patients where this is a concern, typically switching to Dysport injections will provide the expected results.

Dysport is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyes in adults less than 65 years of age. Dysport has been designed to last for up to four entire months to prevent the contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines between the eyes. For patients who have been treated with Botox and have not seen the results that they desired, Dysport has a different molecular composition that has proven effective in treating frown lines.

At Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC, Dr. Benjamin Stong offers both Botox and Dysport injections for patients who wish to reduce the signs of aging. If you have questions about Botox or Dysport treatments, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLCAtlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, Suite 910
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 963-6665

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 @ 10:08 AM
Dr. Benjamin Stong

Rhinoplasty Surgery in Atlanta GAMore and more men are requesting to have rhinoplasty done to change the appearance of their noses. For a long time, the focus of appearance has unfairly rested on the female physique and face. Women were expected to be the epitome of beauty and perfection, while men were allowed to look “masculine and rougher.” However, more men are opting for rhinoplasty procedures now than ever before.

Competition has never been fiercer within the work place as it is today. With women vying for typical male positions, younger applicants with high qualifications coming in, and the ever present need to score the deal – many men feel that enhancing their appearance will give them the edge that they need over their competition. Men are typically unhappy with the size and/or shape of their noses. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, changes the nose in increments of micro millimeters; however, these slight changes can drastically change the appearance of the face. Nose surgery can change the entire facial look by creating balance and a more pleasing aesthetic.

Men need to be aware that the nose that they are seeking should fit their face. At Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC, we understand that the nose should not be too big or too small. Whatever changes are needed, patients can rest assured that their nose will look strong and masculine once Dr. Benjamin Stong is finished. The goal with rhinoplasty is not to be unrecognizable after the procedure. The ultimate goal is to look like yourself, only better.

If you are considering having rhinoplasty, please call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stong. Dr. Stong will listen to what you would like to achieve, perform a thorough examination, and give you his recommendations and reasons why. Your face can be trusted in the hands at Kalos.

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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLCAtlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, Suite 910
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 963-6665

Friday, August 1, 2014 @ 11:08 AM
Dr. Benjamin Stong

Varicose Veins Treatment in Atlanta GAVaricose veins are most commonly found in the legs and feet. They are enlarged veins that have a gnarled appearance and cause a cosmetic concern for some and a painful discomfort for others. Varicose veins can lead to a more serious problem in some people as they can signal a higher risk for circulatory problems. At Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC, Dr. Benjamin Stong offers relief for those who are bothered by their varicose veins. As a Fellowship trained dual board certified plastic surgeon, he can safely and effectively treat vein issues with the cutting edge Cutera Laser System.

Varicose veins are dark purple or blue veins that appear twisted and sometimes bulging. For many people, they cause no more than an unwanted appearance making them feel self-conscious about wearing shorts, skirts, and dresses during the warmer months. For others, however, varicose veins can symptoms that cause extreme discomfort and pain. Many people complain that troublesome varicose veins in the legs cause symptoms such as an achy or heavy feeling in the legs, burning and muscle cramping as well as swelling in the lower legs, and itching around the veins. Sometimes self-care techniques such as exercise, elevating the legs, or wearing compression stockings can help ease the discomfort of varicose veins. However, for those who are not finding the relief (either physically or cosmetically) from their unwanted varicose veins, Kalos offers laser vein therapy.

Dr. Stong uses a vein laser that is one of the best for vascular treatments. This Cutera Laser system is designed specifically for treating varicose veins in order to help remedy vein issues. If you have unwanted or painful varicose veins, call our Atlanta Laser Vein Therapy Experts today to schedule an appointment to find relief.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 10:07 AM
Dr. Benjamin Stong

Eyelid Surgery in Atlanta GAReducing wrinkles and making the face look younger are not the only reasons people undergo cosmetic surgery to the face. Those who have had trauma to the eyelid, whose sagging eyelids obstruct their vision, and cancer of the eyelid or surrounding area, often need eyelid reconstructive surgery. It is necessary for patients to find a reputable and knowledgeable plastic surgeon when eyelid surgery is needed because of the delicate area that is affected. Dr. Stong at Kalos Facial, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is a dual board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in facial procedures with minimal scarring.

Reconstructive eyelid surgery is most often performed via Mohs micrographic surgery directly followed by a cosmetic procedure. When a cancerous tumor is involved, Dr. Stong uses a multidisciplinary approach with a Mohs surgeon to remove the cancerous tumor and he then uses his cosmetic approach with Mohs surgery to perform closures that virtually eliminate scars around the surgical site. When cancer is not involved, Dr. Stong is able to use Mohs surgery to correct the delicate area around the eye. In upper eyelid reconstruction, and in-depth knowledge of the anatomy of the eye is absolutely essential for a successful outcome. Because the upper eyelid covers a much greater area of the “globe” (or eyeball) than the lower lid, it serves a much more important role in protecting the eye.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer of the eyelid or have a debilitating condition that has created problems with your vision, contact the office of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC for a consultation. Dr. Benjamin Stong will use his expertise in cosmetic surgery as well as Mohs surgery to evaluate your eyelid and determine the appropriate steps to take in order for you to regain function of your eyelid and to get rid of your cancerous tumor.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 @ 08:07 AM
Dr. Benjamin Stong

Earlobe Repair Surgery in Atlanta GAIt is often a big fear of mothers, grandparents, preschool teachers and anyone else who spends time around small children: having an earring ripped through the earlobe. The earlobe can also become torn as a result of wearing heavy earrings because over time the weight of the earring can loosen the earring hole until it rips all the way through. Earlobe repair surgery is considered to be a cosmetic procedure and is therefore not covered by insurance usually. While the cost of the procedure will vary based on the extent of a person’s tear, an earlobe repair is not generally a high-priced cosmetic surgery procedure.

At Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC, Dr. Benjamin Stong is a dual certified plastic surgeon that specializes in delicate procedures. Using micro stitches, Dr. Stong is able to greatly minimize scarring on the earlobe after it is repaired. Earlobe repair surgery is much more common than many people realize, and Dr. Stong has extensive experience with repairing multiple degrees of tears to the earlobe. His precision as a facial plastic surgeon gives him the precise surgical techniques needed to treat small, delicate areas such as the earlobe.

If you are in the Atlanta area and are in need of an earlobe repair surgery, you can trust Dr. Stong at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC for a flawless repair. The surgery is done as an outpatient procedure and there is little downtime following the surgical repair. Having your earlobe repaired by a skilled plastic surgeon such as Dr. Stong can ensure that you will be able to wear earrings again in the future. Call today to schedule a consultation.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 @ 10:07 AM
Dr. Benjamin Stong

Radiesse Treatments in Atlanta GAWhile aging is a part of life, it is not necessarily an enjoyable part of life for everyone. As the years pass by, many people tend to feel less vibrant than they used to. A glance in the mirror may also reflect that their skin is also less vibrant and youthful than it used to be as well. Youthful skin is made up of an abundance of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that give volume and suppleness to the skin. As people age there is a natural disintegration of these natural substances, therefore, wrinkles and sagging skin occur. The solution for these aging woes: Radiesse Volumizing Filler.

Dr. Benjamin Stong at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC offers long-lasting Radiesse treatments in Atlanta. Radiesse is known as a volumizing filler that helps wrinkles and facial folds immediately disappear. The results of Radiesse are instant, which is why this treatment is so popular among those who wish to reverse the signs of aging on their face. This product acts as a scaffold under the skin providing the structure it needs to build up the areas of the face where collagen and elastic have begun to diminish. Radiesse also stimulates one’s own natural collagen to grow and to continue growing for several months. This stimulation extends the effects of Radiesse Volumizing filler, and the natural results from the treatments are clinically proven to last a year or longer.

Dr. Benjamin Stong is known for his “bruise free” Radiesse injections. With his plastic surgeon expertise, Dr. Stong is an expert at determining exactly what each patient needs to achieve his or her desired results. If you are looking for a reputable source for your Radiesse treatments, contact Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC for an appointment.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 @ 12:07 PM
Dr. Benjamin Stong

Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLCA midface lift addresses some of the earliest signs of aging: sagging of the cheeks and the lower eyelid area. A midface lift is designed to elevate the fat pad in the cheeks to provide fullness to the cheeks and eyes. A youthful appearance is often characterized by round, full cheeks. Therefore, by adding fullness to the midface area patients are left with a refreshed and rejuvenated look. Results from a mid-face lift are more permanent than injectable solutions, and the recovery time from a midface lift is shorter than a traditional facelift.

As with all facial plastic surgeries, a midface lift is a highly individualized procedure. Dr. Stong at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC will take into account one’s facial structure as well as the results that the patient is hoping to achieve before planning out the details of the surgery. Good candidates for a midface lift are those with heaviness in the cheeks, hollowness below the eyes; those who are healthy and do not have medical conditions that can impair healing; as well as those with realistic goals in mind for the improvement of their appearance.

A midface lift is done using minimal incisions around the hairline and ear. The skin and muscle tissue in the cheeks is tightened to smooth the appearance of marionette lines and hollowness below the lower eyelids. The surgery typically lasts around two hours; however, if additional surgeries are being performed at the same time more time will be necessary. A midface lift is considered to be an outpatient surgery with recovery taking between 7-10 days.

If you are considering a midface lift surgery, contact Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC in Atlanta. We have been helping patients improve their appearances through mid-face lifts for many years, and we look forward to helping you reach your aesthetic goals as well.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 @ 11:06 AM
Dr. Benjamin Stong

Neck Lift Plastic Surgeon in Atlanta GAWhile many people may be surprised to know this, a neck lift can visibly reduce a person’s age and the appearance of his or her weight. As people age, vertical bands that form underneath the chin to the bottom of the neck appear. These bands (also known as neck cords) are caused by a separation of the neck muscle with a bulging of a fat pad between the muscles and excess skin. This separation causes what is referred to as the “turkey gobbler effect”. At Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC, we specialize in the neck lift procedures that are needed to reduce the signs of aging at the neck.

A surgical neck lift is actually a set of procedures used to enhance the appearance of the neck. Cervicoplasty is the procedure used to remove the excess skin on the neck, and platysmaplasty removes or alters the neck muscles. A typical neck lift procedure lasts between 2-3 hours. All cosmetic surgical procedures are done on an individualized basis at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC, therefore, time will vary according to each patient. The procedure will also depend on the patient’s desired results. It is always important to be upfront and candid with Dr. Benjamin Stong at Kalos when you are describing what you dislike about your neck. From his consultation with each patient, he takes the concerns and desires and creates a surgical plan to achieve optimal results.

The recovery time from a neck lift typically requires 10-14 days. Patients must be aware of this time frame before scheduling their neck lift procedure in order to make a full recovery and allow proper healing. With proper postoperative care, patients can receive amazing results with Dr. Stong’s expertise. If you are interested in having a neck lift to improve your appearance, call Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC today for a consultation with the expert plastic surgeon in Atlanta.

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Friday, June 20, 2014 @ 12:06 PM
Dr. Benjamin Stong

Laser Skin Resurfacing in Atlanta GALaser resurfacing is a procedure used to reduce facial wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as acne scars and blemishes. Laser resurfacing treatments use short, concentrated pulsing beams of light at irregular skin to precisely remove skin layer by layer. The two types of lasers most commonly used in laser resurfacing are carbon dioxide and erbium. Each laser vaporizes skin cells damage at the surface level.

Partial laser resurfacing treatments are outpatient procedures that are performed in about 30-45 minutes sessions. Patients who are having their entire face treated by laser resurfacing can expect to spend about two hours actively undergoing treatment. There is almost always a break during the procedure in order to allow the skin to rest and the patient some relief between treatments.

Specific care must be given to the skin after any laser resurfacing procedure. Swelling, itching, and stinging are normal as the skin prepares to peel off. Wounded skin should be cleaned and treated about five times a day, and an ointment will need to be applied in order to prevent scabs from forming on the face. It generally takes 2-3 weeks for the treated area to heal, and patients need to be aware of this as it may affect personal or professional obligations.

At Kalos Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery we are committed to helping our patients find the beautiful skin that lies just below the surface. Whether you have acne scars that you are ready to get rid of or uneven skin tone or wrinkles that you wish would disappear – laser resurfacing can help you achieve your beauty goals. Contact Kalos today to schedule a consultation with Atlanta’s aesthetic experts.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 @ 11:06 AM
Dr. Benjamin Stong

Juvederm Voluma XC Treatment in Atlanta GAKalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC is proud to offer Juvederm Voluma XC. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Voluma in late 2013 as the first injectable filler to instantly add volume to the cheek area. Voluma is made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the skin. Voluma XC is a longer-lasting filler that allows plastic surgeons to chance the contours of the face without putting the patient “under the knife”.

As we age, the ligaments and tendons that hold the fat pads in the skin expand. With gravity, everything begins to sag and many people develop jowls. Voluma has been found to literally lift the face up. It gives patients a youthful appearance of full, high cheeks that are quintessentially youthful.

Dr. Benjamin Stong is the founder of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC and he uses a specialized technique to inject Juvederm Voluma into the face. One of the number one selling points of Voluma over its competitors is that Voluma offers immediate results with very little bruising. Juvederm Voluma is placed in the upper cheek region where it works through the mid cheeks to the lower cheeks to create volume throughout the entire cheek region.

With his double board certification in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Stong understands the anatomy and symmetry of the face. He is thoroughly skilled in administering facial fillers, and he offers individualized options for each patient based on their features. If you are interested in seeing if Juvederm Voluma XC is the best option for you to regain your youthful appearance, contact Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery today.

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