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Dr. Philip Young co2 laser resurfacing review for Acne Scars

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

We just had this great review from someone who had co2 laser resurfacing for acne scars on

The Best Treatment I Ever Had CO2 Laser – Bellevue, WA…

I am a 36 year old woman, and I have suffered from and been embarrassed by acne scars for most of my life… click here to read more: The Best Treatment I Ever Had CO2 Laser – Bellevue, WA

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Dr. Philip Young MD Reviews

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

We would like to thank all of our great patients for leaving wonderful views. Please click the links below to read for yourself. Please also let us know how we can be of service to you in any way:

Holly from Redmond said “Dr.Young and his staff are always very thorough, caring,…” Click here to read more Holly from Redmond Insider Pages.

A 59 year old female from Bellevue WA “I had a mini facelift. I’m very pleased with the procedure Dr. Young performed on me…” Click here 59 year old female from Bellevue, WA on Real

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Lip Augmentation Options and what is best for you

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Transgender facial feminization with VY Advancement lip augmentation, and chin reduction

Lip augmentation is one of the plastic surgery procedures most often performed. I often get asked questions regarding lip augmentation and why this is so important. When I was in LA lip augmentation was the main procedure which prompted me to look into facial beauty and ultimately lead me to find a new theory on facial beauty. The lip, especially the lower lip, is the center of attention in the mouth area. The location of the lower lip is part of a basic structure of how the face is organized. I recently had a paper accepted by the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery looking into the distance between the iris, nasal tip, lower lip and bottom of the chin which supports the importance of the lips playing a major part in beauty. This is one of the reasons why lip augmentation is so powerful. The other reason is due to what the lips are related to in our daily functions. The lips are the area that we have major association with eating, smiling, talking, yelling, kissing, breathing. Some of our most basic and primitive functions are related to the lips. These basic functions have a strong connection with our limbic system which is also the area where some of strong emotions are. The limbic system has a major control over our heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure etc which gives our emotions the physical aspect that they have related to them.  Hence lip augmentation emphasizes these feelings in the subconscious mind. Out of most all the things we do in plastic surgery Lip Augmentation can make the biggest “pow” to your aesthetics or beauty.

In terms of the options, fillers are usually the first thing that most people consider. It is temporary, low risk, low downtime, and you can have almost instant results. On our lip augmentation page we say this about lip augmentation: “Feel more attractive and enhance the area that can have the most impact on your face. Lip augmentation can create that stunning effect.” And, we believe this to be true. The drawbacks with filler lip augmentation is that sometimes it lasts only 3 months when it should last 6 mo to a year.  Among the permanent options, Surgisil Permalip implants can be placed. These solid silicone Perma Lip Implants can be placed in the lips wet dry border to enhance your lips. The recovery is quicker than most and takes about a week. Some people loves this option, some (5%) don’t like the feel and the restriction. When this happens the option is taking them out, which I have done many times for people. In its stead, we often carry out fat grafting which works well in this situation. The fat seems to survive better after the permalip implants stretch out the tissues. Which brings us to another more permanent or longer lasting option, fat injections to the lips or the use of the YoungVitalizer for the lips. Fat injections to the Lips is less invasive, lower risk than other options but the complaint is that they don’t survive in the lips. This is a very real complaint. Out of all the areas of the face, the lips have the worse survival rate. Over injections can help this and so can technique. Botox prior to the fat injections can help but your lips may be weak for 3 mo from the botox. The major reason for the lower survival is the high movement of this area. The movement prevents the fat from receiving blood supply. Its like building a house during an earthquake.

Lip VY advancement, VY plasty lip augmentation is another option. This involves taking V’s inside the lips and advancing the tissue forward to augment the lips the result is the V is closed to a Y shape with the V determining the amount and size of the advancement or augmentation. The recovery for this procedure is much longer and more varied. It is sometimes hard to predict how it will heal bu there are things you can do to balance it out. You can do more VY advancing where needed or do Lip Reduction in areas that need it. The main reason to do this procedure is if you want a major change to your lips and are willing to undergo the longer recovery. We have a healing diary for you to see by clicking here: Lip VY Advancement Augmentation Plasty Healing Diary.

The Buffalo Gull Wing Lip Lift is a procedure which shortens the upper lip specifically the distance from the bottom of the nose to the upper lip. This can really make someone look younger and increase their aesthetics. This distance should be about the distance of the width of the iris per Dr. Young’s theory. When should you do this, when this distance is larger than an iris width you could benefit from this. You also have to accept the incision | scar under the nose. This can be hidden really well and controlled based on technique. This can be done to make the upper lip a little larger and more everted and pouty.

A corner of the lip lift can be done as well. The incision however is at the corner of your mouth and many people don’t like this option. This can be used to elevate the corners and there is a way of altering the muscle to weaken the depressors of the lip so that frowning is weaker!! This is obviously something that people would like.

Botox can also weaken the lip muscles to create a pout that is temporary lasting 3-4 months. Our office can also do this as well.

Other options that can be done are fascia grafts to the lips, alloderm (cadaver skin elements) to the lips, solid one piece fat grafts for the lips. These options are not as good, in our opinion, because they get absorbed and very little augmentation will be longer lasting.

A lip lift done just at the top of the lips have been done before but this option is more invasive and leaves a more noticeable scar in this area. Many people do not like this scar and the location of this scar.

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Dr. Young from Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery.

We are looking for a Body Plastic Surgeon to come join us

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

We are currently looking for a Body Plastic Surgeon to join us. We are excited to offer body plastic surgery procedures in the near future. Please let us know your thoughts as we work through this exciting venture.


Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery

Our Facial Plastic Surgery Mission Statement

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

“We are facial plastic surgery experts who set ourselves apart with our passion to improve facial rejuvenation to get the best and most natural results through the fusion of traditional thoughts with innovation and thinking outside of the box. Our mission is to put all of our love into the procedures we do and take care of people as if they were our closest friends and family. We want to deliver unwavering quality care to improve people’s lives through Facial Plastic Surgery and the YoungVitalizer.”

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Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery

Face Neck Lift Testimonial

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

“After the facelift, I feel more confident. Younger guys are looking at me more. I’m more excited about the way I look and it has made me feel a lot better. A lot of people don’t know what I had done. They just tell me I look great.” —S.K.

Facelift Necklift Testimonial

This is a testimonial for our Facelift Necklift Procedure

Feel more confident and stop hiding your neck and jowls. You can improve your looks dramatically with a facelift necklift. This is a safe procedure and we have done over 1300 face neck lifts over the past 12 years. Dr. Philip Young is a triple board certified facial plastic surgeon, researcher, beauty theorist who has published numerous peer reviewed articles, and chapters in major plastic surgery textbooks.


Facelift Bellevue | Face Lift Seattle

Tuesday, 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

Thursday, 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:

Dr. Philip Young M.D. Google Plus Page Come Visit us Here

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Dr. Philip Young M.D. Google Plus Page Come Visit us Here:

We are going to expand our social media experience and we are going to start with Google Plus. We would love to hear your thoughts on how we can make this experience a better one for you. Our Mission is to provide unwavering Quality Care to Improve People’s Lives Through Facial Plastic Surgery and the YoungVitalizer. We hope that we can continually fulfill this and you can help by letting us know how we can improve. We have a contact page that you can get a hold of us through email here: Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Contact Page. You can also call us at 425-990-3223 (FACE) where we have a 24 hour answering service available when we aren’t in the office to answer phones or are catching a busy part of our day! Dr. Philip Young’s Google Plus page can be found in this link:Philip Young. We also have a Quality Care Questionaire for you to easily let us know how to improve the way we do things here: Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Quality Care Questionaire.

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Dr. Young from Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery.

General and Individual Review | Testimonial Pages for Dr. Philip Young | Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Seattle | Bellevue

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

General and Individual Review | Testimonial Pages for Dr. Philip Young | Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Seattle | Bellevue:

We recently started a general review | testimonial page to help our patients | clients get a better understanding of what we do and what our patients have experienced with us. We want the best for you and if there is any way we can improve you can always write us and reach us through our contact page here: Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Contact Page. Our Doctors here at Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery go above and beyond the call of duty to help their patients and you can read about just a fraction of the experiences that people have had with us. Our doctors are so dedicated that we supply their cell phone numbers to every patient they help. You can reach your doctor through texting, calling their cell or through their personal emails.  Come visit our General Review | Testimonial page here: Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery General Review and Testimonial Page.

Our Mission is to deliver unwavering quality care to improve people’s lives through Facial Plastic Surgery and the YoungVitalizer.

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Dr. Young from Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery.