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4 Issues a Neck Lift Can Address

With over 50,000 procedures performed annually, the neck lift is an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure in the U.S. Because the skin on your neck is thinner than on other parts of your body, the area loses volume and elasticity earlier, causing sagging and prominent wrinkles. If you’re tired of hiding behind scarves and turtlenecks, Dr…. Read More »

How to Prep for a Bikini-Ready Body This Summer

Summer allows us to relax, have fun, and show some skin. You may love the freedom of flaunting your sexy physique with a bikini – ideal for tanning, expressing your inner goddess, and displaying your power and confidence. To enjoy turning heads in your bikini all summer, proper preparation is essential. In many cases, nutrition… Read More »

Is Facial Fat Grafting Better Than Dermal Fillers?

The face is one of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging. As time marches forward, the skin, fat tissue, and musculature of our faces gradually begin to lose their youthful contours and elasticity. This leads to fine lines, wrinkles, sunken features, and a lack of definition in our facial characteristics…. Read More »

Can You Combine Rhinoplasty and Sinus Surgery?

The nose sits at the center of our face. As such, it is an essential aesthetic focal point, but it is also a vital organ that facilitates our breathing. For many people in the U.S., their nose can be a source of discomfort, either for aesthetic or functional reasons. A question that patients frequently ask… Read More »

5 Tips for Sinus Surgery Recovery

For patients experiencing sinusitis, sinus surgery is a life-changing operation that can significantly improve one’s quality of life. However, sinus surgery patients must remember that the recovery process is just as important as the operation itself in achieving the desired results. While your surgeon can prescribe medication and offer advice on how to best recover… Read More »

How a Rhinoplasty Procedure Can Improve Your Breathing Ability

Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the five most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. With more than 220,000 rhinoplasties performed each year, it’s clear there are many benefits to gain from the procedure. For many people, a rhinoplasty may be an aesthetic decision to surgically alter their nose’s appearance and to improve harmony among all… Read More »

Can Buccal Fat Removal Refine Your Look?

Our facial appearance is a result of many different features. The nose, chin, lips, cheeks, and eyelids all contribute to your overall facial structure. There are many options for people wanting to improve a facial aesthetic concern, including rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, lip filling, brow lift, and also cheek augmentation, either via cheek implants or buccal… Read More »

What Can Dysport Injections Do for You?

The gradual appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is one of the most common aesthetic concerns patients bring to Dr. Barrera. While this is a natural process of skin proteins breaking down and skin gradually losing its elasticity, many options are available to those wishing to reduce the amount of wrinkling they experience. Botox is… Read More »

Unhappy with your chin? There’s a procedure for that!

The chin can be many faces’ defining feature. A robust and distinguished chin is a sign of confidence, power and assertiveness. This is because a strong jaw is directly correlated with testosterone levels in the individual’s hormonal system – the more testosterone, the stronger the chin. For many individuals, male and female alike, genetics is… Read More »