Category archives for: Stephen M. Krant, M.D.

Courteney Cox plastic surgery: actress discusses benefits of cosmetic surgery treatments

Courtney Cox plastic surgery

According to “Cougar Town” star Courtney Cox, plastic surgery is the wave of the future when it comes to combating aging.

Mother daughter plastic surgery: new trend provides support, bonding experience for plastic surgery patients

Mother daughter plastic surgery

Mother daughter plastic surgery can provide automatic support for plastic surgery patients — not to mention a unique bonding opportunity.

Plastic surgery information: popular myths debunked

Plastic surgery information

Get accurate plastic surgery information from a trusted source: your local board certified plastic surgeon.

The secret to successful Mommy Makeover plastic surgery

Mommy Makeover plastic surgery

Mommy Makeover plastic surgery helps restore women’s bodies to their pre-baby appearance.

Thermage® treatments pose alternative to facial plastic surgery when performed by trained laser technicians

Stephen M. Krant | Thermage treatments | SK Clinic

Thanks to recent advances in medical technology, today’s plastic surgery patients have a number of minimally invasive and even non-invasive alternatives to traditional procedures like facelift surgery. Among these, Thermage® treatments are perhaps the most revolutionary. Thermage® is the only non-invasive procedure designed to tighten and contour the skin without surgery, injections or lengthy downtime. When performed by a trained laser technician under the auspices of a board certified plastic surgeon, Thermage® can be an effective option for patients seeking firmer, tighter skin and a more youthful overall appearance.

Minimally invasive cosmetic treatments top the list of America’s most popular plastic surgery procedures

SK Clinic | Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures

Earlier this year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released a report citing the most popular plastic surgery procedures of 2011. According to the Huffington Post, the report revealed that the total number of procedures performed nationwide in 2011 was nearly twice that recorded in 2000. Among the most popular of these procedures were minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, such as Botox and other injectables. Over the past year, nearly 90% of all plastic surgeries performed in the United States fell into this category. Depending on a patient’s plastic surgery goals, minimally invasive procedures can be a cost-effective way to turn back the clock. However, as with any procedure, it is important to seek consultation and treatment from an experienced and board certified plastic surgeon.

San Diego medical spa services: how to choose the right facility for optimal safety and natural results

SK Sanctuary | San Diego medical spa services

What is a medical spa? Simply put, a medical spa combines the services and ambiance of a day spa with the technology, expertise and supervision of a medical clinic. Here in San Diego, medical spa services often include treatments that are not available at traditional spa venues. However, it is important to consider the following questions before choosing a spa to perform your procedure in order to ensure optimal safety and the best possible results.

Summer safety and sun damage skin treatment

SK Clinic | Stephen M. Krant

Summer has long been a favorite season for sun worshipers. But in recent years, increased awareness surrounding the dangers of sun damage has led many to forego tanning in favor of wide-brimmed hats, shielding layers and higher SPF. These and other strategies can help prevent sunburns and premature aging; and for those hoping to reverse existing sun damage, skin treatments like laser resurfacing and photodynamic therapy offer effective solutions for younger, healthier-looking skin.

What is a mid facelift? An introduction to the leading alternative to full facelift surgery

SK Clinic | Stephen M. Krant

As plastic surgery becomes increasingly popular throughout the U.S., more and more people are considering the benefits of anti-aging procedures. From minimally invasive injections like Botox to full facelift surgery, there are plenty of options – including those that fall in between, like the mid facelift. What is a mid facelift? This conservative yet highly effective procedure lifts the malar (or mid) face, using small incisions to tighten the central cheek and jowls and melt years off each patient’s appearance.

Chin plastic surgery trend takes off among cosmetic surgery patients

SK Clinic | Stephen M. Krant

Dubbed “the new breast implants” by some media outlets, “chinplants” and chin plastic surgery have jumped to the top of the popular procedure list, with a 71% increase among patients from 2010 to 2011 alone. According to MSNBC, chin implants surpassed breast enhancement, liposuction and even Botox last year – heretofore the most popular procedures on the plastic surgery market. Why the sudden shift?

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