Facial Plastic Surgery

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
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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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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 @ 12:06 PM
Dr. Benjamin Stong

Atlanta Varicose & Spider Vein TreatmentMany women are embarrassed about their legs and feel that they cannot wear shorts or skirts, or they may avoid being outside altogether during the summer months. Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins near the surface of the skin and are highly noticeable because of their deep blue and purple colors.

Weight plays a huge role for women with varicose veins. Excessive weight gain during pregnancy or from being overweight can put a large amount of pressure on the veins in the legs. Women who have jobs where they are required to stand for long periods of time also have an increased amount of pressure on the leg veins. This excessive pressure can lead to veins looking swollen and dark under the skin. When the veins do not go away and/or they cause a burning or aching feeling in the legs, they are classified as varicose veins.

Laser vein therapy at Kalos is a successful method of treating unwanted varicose veins. We incorporate our experience, knowledge, and cutting edge technology to achieve safe and lasting results for varicose veins. Heat from the laser damages the vein and cause scar tissue to form. The scar tissue will close the vein so that the vein will die from loss of blood flow. Dr. Benjamin Stong at Kalos uses specific laser treatments along with a contact copper function to provide a cooling comfort and protection of the skin during all laser vein therapy treatments.

Contact our Atlanta office to schedule an appointment to begin treatment for your unwanted varicose veins.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 @ 12:05 PM
Dr. Benjamin Stong

Atlanta Eyelid LiftWhile many people refer to the eyes as the “windows to the soul,” the eyes are often the first evidence of a person’s age. Sagging or drooping eyelids occur in almost all people with increasing age. While some people have the genetics to cause droopier eyelids than others, gravity takes its toll on everyone as they get older. An eyelid lift is done to repair sagging or droopy eyelids, and the surgery is officially called “blepharoplasty” and is performed by a licensed plastic surgeon.

Both the upper and lower eyelids can show signs of age. Dermatocholasis refers to the skin that accumulates in the upper eyelid and fat pseudoherniation causes the bags that droop below the lower eyelid. An eyelid lift is a surgical procedure that can correct both of these aging effects and give patients a more youthful appearance. Eyelid lift surgeries are on of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed by plastic surgeons today. For most patients, an eyelid lift alone can take off 10 years from the facial appearance.

However, an eyelid lift is not a procedure that is specific to enhancing one’s appearance. For many people, drooping upper eyelids can significantly reduce their vision. Poor vision can be the cause of many accidents, therefore, if it is a needed medical procedure many insurance companies will pay for a portion of the surgery.

Dr. Benjamin Stong, is dual board certified in Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is trained in the most advanced techniques available in facial plastic surgery and can perform an eyelid lift flawlessly. Call the office of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC today to schedule a consultation about having an eyelid lift surgery.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 @ 06:05 PM
Dr. Benjamin Stong

Chin implants (also knowns as chin augmentation) is a surgical procedure done to reshape or enhance the size of the chin. This is a plastic surgery procedure that is done either by inserting an implant or by moving and reshaping the facial bones in the lower portion of the face. Before surgery is done a patient will have a consultation appointment with Dr. Benjamin Stong to discuss the outcomes that are desired. X-rays and pictures will be taken to determine the exact part of the chin and face to operate on.

Most people equate beauty with balance. When the face is off balance, a person may feel unattractive or uncomfortable with his or her appearance. One of these areas is the chin. Chin implants are usually done to balance the face by making the chin longer or bigger in order to balance it out with the nose. Because everyone’s nose protrudes from the face, the chin should also protrude in order to balance out the facial features. A weak or receding chin can cause an imbalance, and as a person ages it can also appear to completely disappear into the neck. Chin implants are often done with a facelift surgery in order to help define the neck. Dr. Stong evaluates each patient on an individual basis to determine the exact methods needed to achieve the desired outcomes.

At Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC, we take into account all of the parameters of the chin implant procedure in order to ensure that a balanced and natural outcome is achieved. We use the most advanced surgical techniques, and our chin implants are mostly done with silastic — a safe, implantable material. Dr. Stong brings his expertise to the table with every surgery that he performs. If you are considering a chin implant, call the chin augmentation surgery specialists at Kalos to schedule a consultation.

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