Face procedures videos

Videos by Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez about plastic surgery for the face and related topics.

  • What are the goals of a good Facelift?

    Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez sitting behind his desk.

    When patients come in talking about a Facelift, they generally want to look younger and point out the things that they don’t like about their faces… but when you stretch your facial skin back, it results in a “pulled” look, with the corners of the mouth also stretching back.

  • What to ask your plastic surgeon about Rhinoplasty

    A collage of photos (side view) of a patient before & after a Rhinoplasty procedure.

    If you are considering Rhinoplasty to change the shape of your nose, communication is key. I find that sometimes the surgeon and the patient are really not talking the same language when it comes to talking about noses in particular. Explaining what you want from your nose job in ways that are more meaningful to your surgeon can help you get the final results you’re after.

  • Liquid facelift

    A doctor's hand pulling down the skin of a patient's eyebrow just before injection.

    A rejuvenated facial appearance can be achieved in many patients by using a combination of Botox injections and Facial fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra. I routinely combine multiple procedures in the same operative session, and years ago I realized that combining botox and facial fillers really fit the needs and desired results for some patients. This technique is called the Liquid Facelift.

  • Lip augmentation, duck lips, and Lip lifts

    Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez sitting behind his desk in front of a world map.

    What makes a Lip pretty? While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, there are two characteristics that are found to be common to beautiful lips. Whether fleshy or thin, beautiful lips are often defined by a nice cupid’s bow and by having the perfect amount of space between the base of the nose and the top of the upper lip.

  • How long do fat injections last?

    Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez sitting down in front of a world map.

    In this video I talk more about Fat transfer, specifically, how long fat grafts last. If you frequent various plastic surgery blogs and portals, you might be aware there is a wide variation in the types of techniques that surgeons are using. Thus, there is a wide variation in their results, and a wide variation in their opinions about whether fat injections are permanent.

  • Fat injections to the face

    Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez sitting down in front of a world map.

    In this video I talk about the reasons why I often find myself recommending fat grafts to the cheek, and to the face, when patients come to me wanting a rejuvenation of the face… wanting to, in general, look younger. Fat grafts, also known as Fat transfer or Fat injections, are a great way to rejuvenate the face.

  • Brow lift: The new Eye lift

    Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez showing the area on a patient's face that will be treated.

    The most natural way to rejuvenate and refresh the eye area is often to lift the brow so that the upper eyelids resume their natural, youthful position. When we age, the brow droops such that it crowds down on the upper eyelids. Often times people feel like they have excess skin in the eyelids when, in fact, it’s the brow that’s causing the feeling.