Jennifer Matthesen, MD

August 2020

Plastic Surgery Blog

Our blog includes stories from Dr. John B. Harris about plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures and products, including dermal fillers like Radiesse, hand rejuvenation surgery, non-surgical facelifts and more.

Are you tired of your double chin?

Dr. Harris reports that he is returning from the very first training session for physicians in the state of Florida for the new injection product, Kybella, for submental fullness or as it is more commonly known…double chin.  The training session was held in Maitland, Florida for a very small group of select physicians.  He was very impressed with the presentation and […]

Five Things You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers For Hand Rejuvenation

Radiesse (a dermal filler manufactured by Merz Pharmaceuticals) was recently approved by the FDA for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the dorsum of the hands.  The correction of volume loss with either Radiesse or fat grafting (a process that involves harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body and injecting them into the treatment site) will smooth skin […]

5 things to know about non-surgical facelifts

Many of us hear about non-surgical facelifts in the media on a regular basis. So, we have compiled a list of “5 Things To Know About Non-surgical Facelifts:

1 – True “complete” facial rejuvenation involves improvement of the skin quality including sun damage and wrinkles, addressing loss of facial volume and repositioning of lax facial muscles and soft tissue.

2 – Long […]

Is There A Mandatory Two-Week Waiting Period For Cosmetic Surgery?

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgery and the Australian Department of Health are correct in their assessment that too many patients rush to have their cosmetic procedure without a thorough vetting of their surgeon and the options available to them.
The proposed two-week “cooling-off” period would (1) allow patients a more thorough inspection of the surgeon’s credentials to be assured that […]