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Practice Overview

logo Practice Overview Dallas Plastic SurgeonKhan Plastic Surgery is a state of the art practice providing plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery procedures. The practice is additionally equipped to provide the latest non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures for patients who are looking for alternatives to surgery.

The practice is led by Dr. Farah Naz Khan, who is a board certified female plastic surgeon with expertise in advanced and innovative procedures for the breast, body, and face. Patients in Dallas, Texas and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive cutting edge treatments at Khan Plastic Surgery.

 

Customized Procedures

At Khan Plastic Surgery, the patients are assured of exclusive and individualized cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures, rather than a cookie cutter standard treatment approach for all. Dr. Khan and her team will carefully evaluate the patient’s unique anatomical and aesthetic needs, and recommend the most appropriate treatment alternatives.

A customized treatment plan will be prepared to incorporate the patient’s specific concerns. This allows Dr. Khan to deliver optimal results in a targeted, less invasive manner. The procedures are designed to conserve or promote the patient’s health, meet their aesthetic goals, and create outcomes that are predictable, sustainable, and natural looking.

 

Personal Care and Attention

When a new patient visits the practice for the first time, Dr. Khan and her staff will take care to make them feel completely at home. Right from the first consultation to the completion of procedure and recovery, the patient will receive personalized care and attention at every step.

The comprehensive treatment experience at Khan Plastic Surgery ensures the highest patient satisfaction levels in every procedure. Glowing reviews from Dr. Khan’s past patients are a testimony to the kind of compassionate and high quality care that they receive at the practice. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas and nearby areas.

 

Meet Dr. Khan

Dr. Farah Naz Khan performs a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, including breast surgery, facial surgery, body contouring, breast reconstruction, mommy makeover, and post-massive weight loss surgery.

Dr. Khan stays updated with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques and innovations in order to provide her patients with the most advanced and proven aesthetic solutions. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

 

Procedures

Khan Plastic Surgery provides the following surgical and non-surgical procedures:

 

Breast

Women who are dissatisfied with their breast appearance, have suffered loss of breast volume after pregnancy, or have sagging breasts due to aging, can receive cutting edge procedures at the practice, which include:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast revision
  • Breast reconstruction

 

Body

Aging, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, illness and heredity factors can have an adverse impact on the body. Khan Plastic Surgery offers the latest fat reduction, skin tightening and body lift procedures, which include:

  • Arm Lift
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Thigh Lift
  • Post-Massive Weight Loss Surgery

 

Face

Some of the key facial procedures offered at the practice include the following:

  • Browlift
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facelift
  • Necklift
  • Facial Fat Transfer

The practice also provides a wide range of non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures for rejuvenation of the face and body.

To schedule a consultation with Board Certified Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Farah Khan please call 469-437-5426 or click here to contact us.

The Truth behind the so-called “Vampire” Facelift®…

vampire-4-clipart-177x300 The Truth behind the so-called “Vampire” Facelift®… Dallas Plastic SurgeonLeave it to the Kardashians to popularize a procedure Allure magazine recently called “overrated”. As a female plastic surgeon practicing in Dallas, I often get asked about the Vampire FaceLift®. With images of Dracula swirling in my head, the questions come flying at me in rapid succession: Does it work? Isn’t it safer than other fillers? And perhaps more importantly, does it have stem cells that can naturally stimulate new skin?

I’ll have to admit that the procedure name alone scared me away. But after getting asked the above questions on a daily basis, especially after Kim Kardashian underwent the procedure, I figured I would research the topic further and figure out what’s true and supported by data.

Proponents of the Vampire FaceLift® say that it combines the science of hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm® or Restylane®, with your body’s own growth factors to help create new skin (Please see my previous blog titled “Facial Fillers vs. Botulinism toxins” for more information about HA fillers). The Vampire Facelift® Procedure™ involves initially injecting hyaluronic acid fillers to add volume and/or sculpt certain areas of your face. Once this is done, a solution known as plasma rich platelets, or PRP, is injected to help initiate wound healing and the eventual formation of collagen (a key structural protein found in skin). PRP is derived from your own blood and contains platelets, proteins, and growth factors that all contribute towards the wound healing process.

While it would make sense that patients who have delayed or impaired wound healing (i.e. diabetics) could benefit from PRP, the vast majority of patients with normal wound healing will initiate the healing process on their own as soon as they are injected with hyaluronic acid fillers. That is the beauty of the human body…it will initiate the wound healing process as soon as the skin is violated with an injection needle. Furthermore, by combining PRP with hyaluronic acid fillers, who can determine if PRP is really responsible for the younger and plumper appearing skin?? There are no independent studies proving PRP’s cosmetic benefits but one thing is for sure…it’ll easily add about $1000 to the cost of your filler treatment. So until we have hard data showing the benefits of PRP in individuals with normal wound healing, I say it’s best to stick with the proven, FDA-approved wrinkle fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Radiesse®. Your face AND wallet will thank you!!!

Cheers to good health,

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To schedule a consultation with Board Certified Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Farah Khan please call 469-437-5426 or click here to contact us.

Facial Fillers vs. Botulinum toxins (i.e. Botox®)

38110-clip-art-graphic-of-a-caucasian-female-nurse-carrying-a-giant-needle-and-syringe-by-djart Facial Fillers vs. Botulinum toxins (i.e. Botox®) Dallas Plastic SurgeonOk, so you’ve had your fair share of stresses and worries…and with age, you’ve started noticing some facial wrinkles where there used to be none. You’ve heard that Botox®, Dysport®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and Juvederm® can all help in the fight against wrinkles…but how do these “miracle workers” actually work? And more importantly, which one is right for you? As a plastic surgeon, I hope I can clear up some of the confusion you may have about the products listed above so you have a better understanding of the available treatment options.

Of course, no blog of mine would be complete without a little scientific background first (and yes, I blame it on my physician-scientist training at Duke University School of Medicine!). Botulinum toxins, like Botox® and Dysport®, are purified substances derived from a bacteria. They temporarily RELAX muscles by blocking the nerve signals that help them contract. It follows, therefore, that any wrinkle caused by facial animation, such as smiling, chewing, frowning, or squinting, would be amenable to treatment by botulinum toxin. Currently, the FDA has only approved these toxins for treatment of wrinkles between the eyebrows. However, popular and well-studied, off-label uses include treatment of horizontal forehead wrinkles, crows feet along the side of the eyes, and bunny lines that run along the nose. Botulinum toxins typically work best in the upper third of the face but have also been used to help raise the corners of the mouth and to help correct a “gummy smile” (and if you’ve got one, you probably know it!).

As you’re reading this, I’m sure you’re probably wondering…what’s the difference between Botox® and Dysport®? Well…not much! They are both botulinum toxins type A and they both work by temporarily relaxing the muscles for 3-4 months. Botox® was the original botulinum toxin approved here in the USA and therefore, it has become a fairly recognizable name…kind of like Kleenex®. No one really mentions the word “tissue” after Kleenex® because the brand name is essentially synonymous with facial tissues. Likewise, Botox® has become synonymous with botulinum toxin. But, you can still pick up a box of Puffs® facial tissues just like your plastic surgeon may inject you with Dysport® to help you get rid of some of those frown lines. Studies have shown that Dysport® may have a slightly quicker onset and may diffuse over a larger area (which can be both an advantage or disadvantage depending on where you are getting injected). Both, however, have been in use for years and have a high safety profile and show similar efficacy and side effects.

So now that we are all caught up on botulinum toxins, let’s turn our attention to facial fillers. Facial fillers, such as Restylane®, Perlane®, and Juvederm®, work by FILLING in deep wrinkles and folds in areas that have lost elasticity or volume because of the aging process. Restylane®, Perlane®, and Juvederm® are all made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in your body. When injected into a deep fold or wrinkle, the hyaluronic acid acts like an inflated cushion to help support your facial structures by binding to water. When dermal fillers were first introducted, animal derived collagen fillers were very popular. However, hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers have now become the popular, go to choice for the correction of moderate to deep wrinkles and folds because of their longer clinical duration and less risk of allergic reaction.

I’m sure you’re thinking…what’s the difference between Restylane® and Juvederm® and Perlane® if they are all made up of hyaluronic acid? Well, the difference lies in how the hyaluronic acid molecules are cross-linked, the degree of cross-linking, and particle size. Larger size particles are associated with Perlane®, making it a good filler for deeper folds and wrinkles whereas smaller size particles are the hallmark of Restylane®. The thinner consistency of Restylane®, therefore, makes it a great filler for medium depth wrinkles and folds. Similarly, the Juvederm® family has two products: Juvederm Ultra® and Juvederm Ultra Plus®. Based on the name alone, you can fathom that Juvederm Ultra Plus® is more viscous and has a higher degree of cross-linking than Juvederm Ultra®. Currently, the FDA has approved Juvederm® and Restylane® and Perlane® for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from the nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane® is the only filler with FDA approval for lip enhancement. However, popular and well-studied, off-label uses for these hyaluronic acid fillers include the filling in of marionette lines, lipstick lines, chin/cheek reshaping, and the under eye or tear trough area. Expect results to last anywhere from 6-12 months.

There is another group of facial fillers made up of synthetic substances, such as Radiesse®, Sculptra®, and Artefill®. In the interest of time (and space!), we’ll save that discussion for another day!

I would be remiss if I don’t mention that if you’re seriously considering enlisting help in the fight against wrinkles, please see an experienced plastic surgeon who can fully evaluate you to recommend the best treatment options. Often times, you may need a combination of non-invasive techniques (i.e. various fillers and botulinum toxins) and surgical procedures to help you achieve your best look.

So until next time…

Cheers to good health,

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Dallas Female Plastic Surgeon