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We are Revamping our YouTube Channel. We are the “Beauty Docs” and we want you to Get a Glimpse of our Lives in Plastic Surgery in 60second Video

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

We are Revamping our YouTube Channel. We are the “Beauty Docs” and we want you to Get a Glimpse of our Lives in Plastic Surgery in 60second Video

See us on YouTube. We have decided to take on as our new YouTube nickname of “The Beauty Docs”. We thought this would be the best way to represent us because we have a theory on beauty that helps us get the best results. I just got my 3rd paper accepted by the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery on this topic. Please watch our newest video called “A Glimpse into our Lives in Plastic Surgery in 60 secs Video“. We feature an eyelift, facelift, browlift, and upper lip lift.

Below is a transcript for our Video

This plastic surgery video will help you get a glimpse into our lives and what we do in plastic surgery in 60 secs. Hi This is Dr Philip Young and we’re the Beauty Docs on YouTube We would love to have you subscribe to our channel. This first clip is the Buffalo Gull Wing Upper Lip Lift Surgery To Improve the appearance of your upper lips. You can shorten the distance between your nose and lips and make your upper lips larger for an all around more beautiful look. This next video show us doing a facelift and we are showing the deep plane under the SMAS. The deep Plane can help make your facelift results last much longer. This video clips shows us doing an upper eyelid lift. The upper eyelid lift is relatively minimally invasive and can have a dramatic impact on your looks. This next segment shows us doing a browlift. I’m releasing the tough attachments near the brow to allow the eyebrow to be raised higher for more of an awake, happier and approachable look. Click the top right corner and subscribe to us on YouTube. Thanks for watching

Avoiding the Unnatural Look with Facelifts

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Avoiding the Unnatural Look with Facelifts:

This is our post on how to avoid the unnatural looking facelift. (Click here to learn more about Facelifts)Why do people look unnatural with a facelift The biggest problem is likely found in our understanding of Aging. Previous thought has centered around the face dropping and hence pulling the face back has always been the solution. However, nowadays aging has been thought to be played or is due to more of a volume loss. And hence the volume loss to the face always makes the tissues of the face move in and down. But facelifts and traditional procedures have always pulled the face upwards and backwards which is the reversal of the Descent which is good. But it does not create the outward protrusion that is needed to more accurately reverse aging.

Facelifts are good at pulling back the jowls and creating a more v-shaped look in the face and it can improve the nasal labial folds and marionette lines to a degree. But to fully rejuvenate the face and some volumizing should be done throughout the whole face to get a more well rounded and more natural look. Here is more information on Facelifts Explanations and Options.

Here is a picture of a face and neck liftfacelift-before-after-image

This person looks great and this can help you if your jowls and neck are bad and you want to reverse the square look. To rejuvenate this person’s face more, we would suggest filling like this person. This person had the YoungVitalizer, The Incision Less Facial Rejuvenation:youngvitalizer-before-after-6-mo


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The Facelift Incision: Pretragal, Post tragal, smokers, non smokers (Seattle, Bellevue)

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

The Facelift Incision: Pretragal, Post tragal, smokers, non smokers

This is to help our Seattle, Bellevue Clients understand the facelift incision and when we us the pretragal versus posttragal incision. Below is a picture of the facelift incision. Click here if you want to learn more about Facelifts for our Seattle Bellevue Clients:


If you look carefully the incision goes behind the tragus. The tragus is the cartilage skin composite tissue that sits in front of the ear canal. You can take the incision either in front or behind that piece of tissue. Below is a close up of the incision. Face-Neck-Lift-After-Picture-Incision-Dr-Young21-500x683

So when do you use the pretragal or in front of the tragus and do you go behind the tragus? The incision behind the tragus can be done for non-smokers and patients without peripheral vascular disease or diabetes. It should be reserved for the healthy patient with less chance of small vessel disease. The thought is that the tragus is an added distance from the blood flow and would be put at risk for skin death there if you were to put the incision behind the tragus. People with more chance of small vessel disease, we like to place the incision in the pretragal location or in front of the tragus. We like to find a wrinkle that is obvious or would be a good location for the incision. Many times, especially in men, there is a wrinkle in front of the ear that can serve as an obvious place to place the incision.

Below are some incisions of patients who had the same incision including the solid and dotted green lines that are shown above. Notice how these incisions hide very well for patients. You can learn more about facelifts in our Facelift Frequently Asked Questions Section of our website:



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Facelift Options Today for our Seattle Bellevue Clients

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Facelift in Seattle Bellevue:

Hello there and thanks for visiting. So we wanted to talk about what are thoughts were on today’s topic of facelifts and how they stand today. Very simply, we have a simple approach to things on the face and neck. If you have jowls we would suggest the facelift first. If you have neck banding or neck laxity, a neck lift is ideal. For the rest of the face we suggest the YoungVitalizer. Below we will discuss more on why we choose those options for simplicity.


The facelift procedure is done through an incision around the ear. For the pull in the face the solid green is used. For more action in the neck the dotted green line is used.  The blue indicates the undermining that occurs with a mini lift. The yellow denotes the undermining for a more complete face and neck lift.


After the elevation you will see this below. This shows the deep plane approach. The smas is the layer that most facelifts use to pull up the face. We use sutures to tie this smas layer up and tight. This also shows where the incision is placed:Facelift-figure-9-Actual-Face-Lift-Procedure-Photo-showing-the-Anatomy-of-the-Face-Lift-Dr-Young-Bellevue-Washington

Neck Lift:

A neck lift entails using an incision under the chin along with the facelift incision just discussed. If you are to do just a neck lift you can limit the incision at the dotted green line. Here is a video on the neck lift procedure that we do:


For the rest of the face, you can look younger in natural way with the YoungVitalizer the incision less facial rejuvenation procedure. here is a before and after of the YoungVitalizer:



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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

Face Neck Lift Testimonials | Reviews for Dr. Philip Young & Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Face Neck Lift Testimonials | Reviews for Dr. Philip Young & Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery: Click here to read more: Dr Philip Young Bellevue Seattle Testimonials | Reviews Face Neck Lift:

Scroll down for more before and afters and for a short discussion of face neck lifts:

Face and Neck Lift and what are they best used for? We tend to suggest Face lifts for jowls | marionette lines and less so for nasolabial folds. Neck lifts are used for the neck banding | turkey gobbler | neck laxity and double chin in this area. For everything else we tend to suggest the YoungVitalizer which is our incision less approach to rejuvenate the face.  Browlifts are rarely done even though we have a lot of experience doing this procedure.  If you look at this discussion, you can see why browlifts may not be the best option for rejuvenating the face: How the YoungVitalizer helps with the Brow | Temple | Forehead Area.  By shaping the forehead and temple area, you can subtly lift the eyebrows into a better position in a more natural way.  Our incision less approach can help you with your neck a little bit but if you really want your neck bands, turkey gobbler, neck laxity, and double chin improved a neck lift is the better choice.

What is the recovery from a neck lift face lift? The first week is the most challenging part. You will have most of your discomfort during this week. We usually say that you will need a week to recover. The sutures are removed at 6-7 days and many times we will have drains in place to help speed up your healing and we usually take this out 3-5 days later.  We keep really close follow up with our patients. In fact, most of the time, our doctors will give you their cell phone to allow you to contact us at anytime. Dr. Young likes you to send in photos of your healing every day. This way, Dr. Young can monitor you more closely..

Where are the incisions for a face and neck lift? The incisions usually run in front  and behind the ear. You can click here to Learn More about Face Lifts (Explanation and Options). Depending on what you would like improved, the incision can vary in length and shape.

You can read more about Face Neck Lifts by following this link.

Thanks for reading and visiting our blog

Dr. Young from Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery.


Nasolabial Folds Treatment by Dr Philip Young Seattle | Bellevue : Options and New Ways of Approaching this Area

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Nasolabial Folds Treatment by Dr. Philip Young Seattle | Bellevue, Options and New Ways of Approaching this Area:  Treating the nasolabial folds seems like a very specific issue and separate from all the rest of the face. This approach has been used in the past. We did facelift to pull the fold up. Implants to the Nasolabial Fold: we used tissue to fill in the crease with fascia, alloderm, implants of silicone, goretex etc.  We have used Mid face lift to pull the cheek upwards to help this area. Fillers have been commonly used to approach this fold with a minimally invasive thought. Facial Implants have been used to fill in the space under the fold with some success. All of these approaches seem to work to some degree, with fillers have a more temporary duration and Solid Implants having more of a longer lasting effect. Perhaps the better way of looking into the nasolabial folds is to address them from a global perspective and approach them as being a part of the general advancement of aging of the face as a whole.

The nasolabial folds as an indication of the face aging as a whole: The aging of the face can be thought of as a general loss of volume sort of like how a grape changes into a raisin. The grape is much larger than a raisin and has a lot less folding than a raisin does. Filling in the nasolabial folds is like filling in a small area of depression or crevice in a raisin. The raisin may look good but may not look completely regenerated like a grape would look. It is our opinion and the opinion of the YoungVitalizer Team that to more appropriately address the nasolabial folds, you need to address the whole face, or at least the larger area around the nasolabial folds to get the best result. We feel to better address the nasolabial folds you need to shape the whole part of the face around the folds. This means that you should rejuvenate the cheek, the mouth, the nose and the general area around the nasolabial folds.  You can read more about the YoungVitalizer by clicking the logo of the YoungVitalizer below. Also here is link that discusses nasolabial folds and how to treat them:

Here is a before and after of the YoungVitalizer.

.Differences between an S Lift, Mini Face Lift, SMAS Lift, Quick Lift, Lunch Time Lift, Deep Plane Face Lift, Neck Lift, Vampire Lift Dr. Young Seattle | Bellevue:

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Differences between an S Lift, Mini Face Lift, SMAS Lift, Quick Lift, Lunch Time Lift, Deep Plane Face Lift, Neck Lift, Vampire Lift Dr. Young Seattle | Bellevue:

We get a lot of questions regarding the differences bewteen these different lifts. Often times the names are confusing. But it is quite simple. All of the facelifts vary with these elements: 1. length of incision, 2. extent of dissection and skin elevation, 3. Whether the SMAS is elevated deep to it and lifted or lifted only. Once the neck is addressed with an incision under the chin it is considered a neck lift. You can find more about this discussion on our webpage here: Seattle | Bellevue: Learn More about Differences between an S Lift, Mini Face Lift, SMAS Lift, Quick Lift, Lunch Time Lift, Deep Plane Face Lift, Neck Lift, Vampire Lift:

Thanks for reading and visiting our blog

Dr. Young from Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery.

Plastic Surgery Testimonial of Karen Owner of the Northwest Women’s Show for Dr. Philip Young of Bellevue | Seattle

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Plastic Surgery Testimonial of Karen Owner of the Northwest Women’s Show for Dr. Philip Young of Bellevue | Seattle: We feel really privileged to have such a special patient such as Karen the Owner of the Northwest Women’s Show. She was nice enough to give us a video testimonial that you can see with this link: Plastic Surgery Testimonial Seattle | Bellevue. She has been a patient of ours for that past 6 years. We are planning on doing the YoungVitalizer for her in the near future.

Thanks for reading

Our team at Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery!