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What? You’re getting a facelift?!

By Cooper Scurry, M.D. Though cosmetic surgery may not be for everyone, this does not mean that it should not be for anyone. When hearing that a friend or family member is either considering or is scheduled for a cosmetic procedure, some folks cringe while others may roll their eyes. However, people cite many reasons for having cosmetic surgery — some that are personal, and some that make pretty good sense. For example, as some folks (male or female) compete in the modern marketplace, seeking …

Not ready for a facelift… Minimally Invasive, Maximally Effective

By Cooper Scurry, M.D. The modern era of surgery has ‘searched the body over’ for ways to achieve excellent results with less invasive procedures. We live in an era when many major operations have become more like video games than traditional surgery. This movement has also affected the world of cosmetic procedures. Currently millions of dollars are being spent each year for cosmetic procedures with minimal pain and downtime. Many products are available which can be injected into the face either …

What is a Facial Plastic Surgeon?

By Cooper Scurry, M.D. A facial plastic surgeon is a surgical specialist who has demonstrated a commitment to treating conditions of the face, head, and neck. He or she is trained in both the functional and cosmetic aspects of surgery of the face, head, and neck. The facial plastic surgeon has spent at least 5-6 years in surgical training after graduation from medical school. Training includes one year in general surgery, and at least four additional years of specialty training in head and neck surgery, …