Face procedures videos

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

  • Lip Lift pre-op markings to 2-weeks post-op

    close up of lip lift patient's lip and nose 1 week post op

    This African American lip lift patient requested the remaining distance between the bottom of the nose and the top of the upper lip to be 8mm, shorter than the average 12 to 15 mm, but it totally works for her. See her progression from surgery day pre-op markings through her 1-week and 2-week post-op visits.

    If you’re considering a lip lift, be sure to check out our procedure information, before and after photos, as well as reviews from patients and articles I’ve written on the subject.

  • Browlift & Liplift Patient Follow Up

    close up of a browlift and liplift patient at her followup appointment

    This patient came to me concerned about her heavy eyelids infringing on her eyelashes. While she was thinking an eyelid lift, she ended up choosing an endoscopic browlift, which sometimes is a better option to rejuvenate and refresh the eye area. Learn more about there here. She’s also had a lip lift to address her upper lip getting “thinner” with age. The results are a very marked change in her appearance and she’s happy with the results!

  • 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.