|Dr. Bunkis has been practicing plastic surgery for 30 years.
News-n-Views is pleased to introduce a new feature to our newsletter. Dr. Juris Bunkis, Medical Director of Orange County Plastic Surgery, will be presenting a Cosmetic Surgery question and answer column each week.
In this column, Dr. Bunkis will highlight the dos and don’ts of plastic surgery as well as offer medical suggestions to those inquiring about procedures. If you have been considering getting plastic surgery but need more information to make an educated decision, please write to Dr. Bunkis here at News-n-Views.
I have seen two other plastic surgeons about facial rejuvenation and am a little confused as to how to proceed. I know that my neck is lax and my eyes look old and I would like to have both corrected. But to be honest, I am a little afraid and would feel more comfortable doing the procedures in stages. Can you help me decide “how much is too much” for one sitting?
-Cheryl M., Coto de Caza
Assuming that you are a candidate for both eyelid and neck rejuvenation procedures, you would first have to decide if you indeed would like both improved, and that can only happen after you have had a thorough consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. If you decide that you would like both the eyes and neck done, my advice would be to do them together at the same sitting for a couple of reasons. The first is time spent recovering. If you do just the eyes, you will be uncomfortable and bruised for up to two weeks, and likewise when you have your neck done; if you combine theses procedures, the total recovery time will still be about a total of two weeks (instead of loosing two weeks twice). Aside from time considerations, you also will save money by going into a surgery center only once versus twice. And probably the best reason of all is that you will be able to enjoy a uniform improvement over your entire face as soon as you have healed. This would be akin to enjoying a house that has been totally cleaned, rather than only half done.
The best way for me to describe this further is through photographs and I would like you to look at the accompanying pictures of a 52 year old female who chose to have her eyes, face, neck, and brows lifted and to have a small chin implant inserted, all in a procedure that took less than four hours! One of the best ways to envision how you would look following such procedures is through the use of computer imaging. If you would like to set up a complimentary computer imagine session, please feel free to contact Orange County Plastic Surgery at 949-888-9700.
52 year-old Female before and after a brow lift, upper and lower lid blepharoplasty, a facelift and a chin augmentation.
As Medical Director of Orange County Plastic Surgery, Juris Bunkis, M.D., F.A.C.S. brings 30 years of surgical expertise to our community. With the primary office located in Rancho Santa Margarita, state-of-the-art plastic surgery and laser rejuvenation treatments are minutes from your door. A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Bunkis will be featured in this Cosmetic Surgery Q&A Column each issue. We invite you to call Dr. Bunkis 866-574-5916, or email your questions to email@example.com. Enjoy!