Renee Zellweger Plastic Surgery Results

November 18th, 2014

Beverly Hills Plastic surgeon EXCLUSIVELY weighs in on Renee Zellweger's new look!


I had many clients and other people mention about Renee Zellweger’s plastic surgery so I thought I weigh in on her results. She does look different. I think with celebrities we have in our minds a set picture of what they look like and there are many things that are related to this person which includes all of her movies. Over time people change and we see a gradual transition and we are okay with that. A sudden change presents more of a shock for people in this case.

The article discusses laser resurfacing, botox, fillers, upper eyelid lift and browlift. I think that all of those things could have been done but I don’t think that she had a brow lift. An eyelift can have a major impact on someone’s looks. A interesting study looked at the eye movements one makes when analyzing a new face and what we find, not surprisingly is that the iris is where we spend the most time looking at. This was pretty important in my discovery of a new theory on facial beauty. This is also the reason that if you do something to the eyes, your perception of what a person looks like will be drastically altered like it is in this case. In my expert opinion, I see that the major changes that have taken place is in the eyes and specifically an upper eyelid lift is what she had done and not much has changed. But because it was her eyes, a major impact and change was Perceived.

Questions about Rhinoplasty for the Ethnic Clientele:

November 18th, 2014
This was a question answer session on Rhinoplasty for a person with Asian ethnicity that was wondering about augmentation for the bridge and the nasal tip. Asian and Ethnic Rhinoplasty can many times mean augmentation or the need to add tissue to shape the nose. This is more common in the Asian Clientele. Often times the cartilage in their nose tend to be weak, disjointed, soft and unlike normal cartilage anatomy. Also the resources of cartilage in the septum tend to be scant and weak as well. Hence, other resources can sometimes be needed such as the ear and rib. The rib tends to be the last  resort given the invasiveness of the approach.  Medpor can sometimes offer some building materials and this has worked well in the Ethnic Asian Clientele.
1.  Do you think I have enough cartilage for my bridge and tip without going to the ribs? Yes I do. The limitation would be how high you can make your bridge and how much you would need for your nose. One ear cartilage can be used for the tip and the other used for the bridge. We would also harvest all we could from your septum including bone and cartilage.
2.  Would there ever be a need to remove an implant made from cartilage? . You shouldn’t if you like it. Once formed you can also alter it. Medpor is something that can be altered as well. It starts acting like your own tissue at 12 weeks. But I understand the fear of implants and natural cartilage is the best.
3.  Some websites say that implants from cartilage can get absorbed or warped over time.  How much chance is there of that? .They would be absorbed in the first few months but not later. Warping is more of an issue with rib cartilage. The ear cartilage is minced and takes on what you shape it into.
4.  Some literatures  also indicate that cartilage donor sites can die.  Is that possible and if so what will happen? .donor sites? Not sure about what exactly your asking but this is not something that has been a problem. 
.did you see this lady below. she had an ear cartilage graft placed:

We are excited about the YoungVitalizer

May 13th, 2014

We are going to be on new day northwest tomorrow with Margaret Larson. From a patient care coordinator standpoint, what I see is that one of the biggest advantages with the YoungVitalizer is the incision less approach. We are really excited to talk to perspective patients from the show to provide information about the procedure and how people can benefit from its unique elements. We can’t wait to share with everyone the groundbreaking information.

Kevin, patient care coordinator and office manager

Jaw Silicone Lateral Implants and determining what size you need

April 22nd, 2014

In general, we use implantech implants and their silicone jaw implants come in 3 sizes 8,10,12 mm. This is the amount of lateral projection for the jaws. The first way to see how they would look is to place the sizers on the area we put the jaw implants to see how they will look based on the outline that they create. Sizers are the exact same size as the actual implants and are used to test to see how they look in there before opening up the actual implant. These same sizers can be used to determine how they will look on a person. The second option is through morphing and using a computer system that can change your before picture to give you an idea of what it can look like after the procedure.

A word about custom lateral silicone jaw implants. In my opinion, most of the cosmetic concerns that people have can be handled by the implants that are made by implantech. These implants have gone through multiple designs and have been shown to create the most ideal enhancements. In fact, because we do revisions of jaw implants as well. Quite often the custom implants are the ones that seem to require more adjustments or revisions.

Thanks for reading and visiting our blog

Dr. Young from Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery.

My experience with a browlift as a Sedation Nurse

April 22nd, 2014

I just sat in on my first browlift. I had never seen anything like that before, so observing was interesting. The before and after right  away was a big difference. At first seeing the the forehead elevated during the surgery was very in depth and was challenging to get used to at first.  Seeing the anatomy live was fascinating while intense at the same time.  What I also thought was I didn’t it took that much work to elevate a brow. So this was good information for me.  The patient looked more awake and her eyes look less tired. The patient loved it as soon as she was up and able to see the preliminary results.


Microtia repair in Vietnam by Dr. Philip Young of Bellevue | Seattle

November 23rd, 2013

Microtia repair in Vietnam by Dr. Philip Young of Bellevue | Seattle.

I was very lucky to be invited to participate in the Medical Mission to Vietnam with the Humantarian Arm of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Face to Face Organization. There we were able to help people who came in with conditions secondary to trauma (a cheek zygomatic maxillary complex fracture and mandible fracture, nasal fracture), congenital issues (microtia, craniofacial deformity), Chemical burns to the face, among other things. In this blog, I will be presenting our case on microtia which is a congenital condition where the ear is arrested in development. Here is a picture of what we worked on:

Microtia Ear Congenital deformity Dr. Philip Young Bellevue | Seattle

Microtia Ear Congenital deformity Dr. Philip Young Bellevue | Seattle

This is after we placed the implant graft in place below. Some of the architecture of the ear is hidden behind the remnant of the ear. We will move that future earlobe down during the second stage of this microtia repair:

Microtia after rib graft carved and placed by Dr. Philip Young of Bellevue | Seattle

Microtia after rib graft carved and placed by Dr. Philip Young of Bellevue | Seattle

Nasolabial fold grafts can enhance a facelift by Dr. Philip Young of Bellevue | Seattle

September 14th, 2013

Nasolabial fold grafts can enhance a facelift by Dr. Philip Young of Bellevue | Seattle: Part of the cause of the nasolabial fold is a volume loss around the mouth region. Essentially with any fold, you have a global loss of volume around the area. So really you can rejuvenate the fold by volumizing all around the fold. For the nasolabial fold this can mean around the nose, mouth and cheek. Facelifts can help by decreasing the amount of tissue | skin that is contributing to the fold but you need some volume | graft to the fold and around the fold to help improve this area:

Nasolabial fold treatment youngvitalizer

Nasolabial fold treatment youngvitalizer

The before and after above was not done with any facelifting or cutting procedure and was accomplished with just volume and through our procedure called the YoungVitalizer.  We used 2 areas of improved thinking to achieve these results: One; Our Improved Understanding of the Aging Process ; and Two; Our better blueprint for achieving Beauty – i.e. Dr. Young’s Award Winning Theory on Facial Beauty Called the Circles of Prominence. You can also learn more about the YoungVitalizer in these series of articles here: Learn More About the YoungVitalizer.

New Acne Scar Vitalizer Before and After Pictures by Dr. Philip Young Bellevue | Seattle

September 10th, 2013

New Acne Scar Vitalizer Before and After Pictures by Dr. Philip Young Bellevue | Seattle:

We just added some more before and afters at the one year mark of our treatment for Acne called the Acne Scar Vitalizer Treatment. This is our breakthrough approach to acne scarring. We believe that acne scarring is a multi layered disease process. The hair follicle is the source of the infection in Acne and the follicle reaches deep into the skin. The depth of the penetration of the hair follicle dictates the involvement of the infection and the subsequent scarring.

acne scar vitalizer treatment before after

acne scar vitalizer treatment before after

Facelift Bellevue | Face Lift Seattle

August 27th, 2013

Facelift Bellevue | Face Lift Seattle Page added by Dr. Philip Young of Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery:

We added a page to discuss what a facelift does and how to make sense of all the lifts that are advertised out there in the media. You can visit this page at any time: Facelift Bellevue. Essentially, all the lifts such as quick lift, lifestyle lift, s lift, smas lift, deep plane lift, mini lift, traditional face lift, etc are a variation of the basic facelift that we discuss on this page. The facelift entails making an incision in front and behind the ear to pull the face and neck up for facial rejuvenation. The incision in front is mainly for a facelift, while the incision that extends behind the ear is for a neck lift. Everything else in the face can benefit from fillers | fat injections or The YoungVitalizer . This is our flow chart which you can click to enlarge:

facial rejuvenation flow sheet

facial rejuvenation flow sheet

In general what this explains is that for you face you should first consider the YoungVitalizer which is less invasive. Even before this you can consider fillers with the knowledge that the fillers last 6 months to a year at most.  After doing less invasive procedures you can move on to more traditional procedures if needed. If jowls are your main issue a facelift would be ideal. If the neck is your concern, a necklift would be the best option.

What the page will go into is also the idea is bringing more light back to the face. We talk about the aging process on this page and how the changing of the grape to a raisin makes the tissues draw or move inward and downward. This movement effectively causes a shadow to be cast over the face by the structures above them.  For example the brows start to cover the upper eyelid. For the lower eyelids, the eyes and brows start to cover the lower eyelids and cheeks.  For the nasolabial folds, it is the cheeks that start to cover the folds and make them look deeper. For the marionette lines, the lower cheek and mouth help to create more shadowing in the marionette area, etc, etc.

You can read more by visiting our website

The YoungVitalizer and its future in facial rejuvenation by Dr. Philip Young of Bellevue | Seattle

August 22nd, 2013

The YoungVitalizer and its future in facial rejuvenation by Dr. Philip Young of Bellevue | Seattle: The YoungVitalizer is an exciting new alternative to facial rejuvenation. Our goals with this technique was to find a procedure that resulted in a more natural appearance. We desired a technique that was less invasive than traditional procedures. One that required less anesthesia and was safer without the complications that you get with traditional methods and older ideas. The YoungVitalizer satisfies all of these desires. The YoungVitalizer is the breakthrough Incision Less Face Lift. There is no requirement of any facial incisions. We use injections to volumize your face in a natural way.

One of the things you might be wondering is whether The YoungVitalizer is going to make your face fat and bigger when adding volume is brought into the picture or discussed. A volume loss is a big part of the aging process. What happens when you lose volume, you face draws or moves inward and also downward. With this inward movement, your tissues are moving more toward the center part of your head face area. Notice how this area is a lot bigger than the face part. This is why your face ends up looking bigger when you lose volume. I explain this in a video or segment on new day northwest here: Dr. Philip Young on New Day Northwest Explains the YoungVitalizer. Through adding volume, you can actually make the face look smaller. Take a look at the before and after picture below and notice how the face looks smaller after adding volume!! You can click on the picture below and see more before and afters: