Yearly Archives: 2022

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Should I Get a Blepharoplasty or Brow Lift?

The delicate skin around the eyes often is one of the first places we see fine lines and other early signs of aging. These signs can include sagging eyelids, wrinkles running horizontally along the forehead, or droopy brows. If you’re experiencing these changes, you might ask if you should get upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or …

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Can You Tighten a Saggy Face? 4 Skin Tightening Options

If you’ve googled “can you tighten a saggy face,” you’ve likely seen an assortment of home remedies such as skin-firming creams and advice ranging from massaging the area to applying mashed banana paste. Even though a daily skincare routine is important for maintaining healthy and youthful-looking skin, tightening saggy skin often requires nonsurgical or surgical …

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How Long Does Facial Fat Grafting Swelling Last?

Using a patient’s own fat as a natural facial filler—a technique I’ve used for many years—has become increasingly popular in the last decade. Fat transfer, also called fat grafting, is effective as a standalone minimally invasive procedure or as part of facelift surgery. Many patients who aren’t familiar with fat transfer often want to know …

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What Areas of the Face Are Included in a Facelift?

The name facelift has always been a bit of a misnomer. When people talk about a face, they typically are referring to everything from the forehead to the chin and jawline. A facelift, however, doesn’t address all those areas. What’s more, a facelift actually includes a neck lift in most cases. Women and men considering …

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Will A Chin Implant Change My Smile: 5 Facts You Should Know About Chin Implants

If you are looking to bring harmony to your facial features, your chin’s appearance makes a significant impact. Chins that appear too small or under-projected can make your nose seem disproportionately large or blunt your jawline and neck definition. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who performs chin augmentation to improve patients' profiles, I've …

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A Customized Approach to Facelift Surgery

What does it mean to take a customized approach to facelift surgery? As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, I developed my signature Reflection Lift to meet the needs I identify in my detailed examination of a patient’s facial anatomy, skin elasticity, and texture. This customized full face rejuvenation treatment plan often involves multiple procedures …

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Will a Brow Lift Make Me Look Surprised?

Many of the people I see who are considering a brow lift at our Nashville, TN, practice say their friends or family often ask if they're upset about something or tired, even when they're perfectly content and rested. A sagging brow or forehead creates an angry or tired appearance. But these patients worry that a …

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Facial Fat Grafting Treatment Areas

Plastic surgeons have been using a patient's own fat for aesthetic purposes—a technique called fat grafting or fat transfer—for decades. I use facial fat grafting to enhance my Nashville patients' facelift results and as a natural alternative to facial fillers. How Does Fat Grafting Work on the Face? Fat is an excellent filler to treat …

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Is It Time for a Facelift? Take Our Quiz!

Timing is one of the most critical aspects of preparing for a facelift. Generally, age isn't a primary factor when deciding is it time for a facelift? Still, most patients considering a facelift at our practice are between the ages of 40 to 60. In fact, undergoing a facelift at about age 50 can produce …

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The Best Facial Plastic Surgeons Are Worth the Wait

Here's a scenario that probably happens more than it should: Someone who's been thinking for months, perhaps years, about getting a facelift schedules consultations at a handful of plastic surgery practices in Nashville. They decide to go with the surgeon who can perform the procedure sooner than anyone else. Unfortunately, sooner is rarely better when …

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Worth Waiting For

We understand you want your facial plastic surgery right away, but this is an instance where patience pays off. Our surgeries are often booked out a few months because Dr. Boggess:

  • Is highly accomplished, and his services are in demand.

  • Takes his time to ensure outstanding safety, care, and results.

  • Offers personalized techniques that aren’t available elsewhere.

We are worth the wait.

Learn more about why the best facial plastic surgeons are worth the wait, and how you can make the most of that time in this blog post.

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