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Michael C. Fasching, M.D.

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Be Your Best In 2018

Submitted by Dr. Fasching on Fri 12/22/2017 - 17:24

The year is quickly coming to an end. Whatever resolution you made for 2017 should be completed, and those for 2018 should be clear in your mind. Yes – its that time of year, a time for reflection of what you accomplished and a time to looked forward at what lies ahead.

Personal appearance has become a big priority during a holiday that many consider to be the perfect time for setting annual goals. Many of our patients schedule a consultation during this time. It gets them past the first step of attaining the beauty they have been thinking about for some time.

Not only do our patients wish to improve their appearance for personal satisfaction, but they recognize that a youthful, energetic presence will help them professionally as well. Here are some cosmetic procedures which you can receive to look your best in 2018.

Facial Procedures

Your face is the focal point of your appearance. When you look good – you feel good, and facial beauty is critical for looking your best. Here are some procedures to consider for enhancing your facial presence and look better than you’ve looked in years.


A facelift is an aesthetic surgical procedure designed to diminish the telltale signs of aging. The goals of facelift surgery are to tighten loose skin, displace fat, and restore muscle tone.

Facelift surgery can be a standalone procedure, or done concurrently with other facial procedures, like an eyelid surgery, a brow lift, or a neck lift to enhance its cosmetic rewards.  Facelift technology has advanced tremendously over the years. Gone are the days of the windblown look. Facelift results are natural and subtle, yet will get you those compliments you have so greatly missed.

If you’ve been thinking about a facelift for some time, scheduling a consultation is the first step. Also, having the procedure early in the year will allow for a more comfortable recovery in the cooler months.

Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

Rhinoplasty is one of the more commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. It’s designed to improve your nose appearance by making it more balanced and proportional. A nose job can increase or reduce nose size, narrow the span of the nostrils, change the contour of the bridge or the tip, or change the angle between your nose and upper lip. It can help relieve breathing issues and fix issues caused by trauma or a birth defect.

While the face is the focal point of your appearance, the nose is the centerpiece of your face. When your nose is not symmetric with the rest of your face, your facial appearance can suffer. Rhinoplasty will correct any cosmetic or functional defects and enhance your beauty and improve your self-confidence.


Botox and dermal fillers are minimally-invasive aesthetic treatments which soften fine lines and wrinkles – mainly on the face. They are quick, easy, and produce an immediate result in a matter of days.

Botox uses its ability to limit muscle movement which creates dynamic wrinkles. It is the most popular cosmetic treatment performed today. Botox can treat wrinkles on the forehead, brows and around the eyes (crow’s feet).

Dermal fillers add facial volume and smooth out deep wrinkles. These procedures improve static wrinkles which are a result of volume loss and sagging skin. Their primary ingredient consists of a natural sugar, so there’s no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. They can treat areas including the chin, cheeks, and around the nose and eyes.

Breast Procedures

Breast improvement can be a goal you have been contemplating for years, if not decades. Whether it’s for restoring breast volume, lifting sagging breasts, or for satisfying a desire for larger and shapelier breasts, you can have breast surgery for a variety of reasons.

Breast Lift

A woman older than 40 probably needs a breast lift to elevate and reshape her breasts. When the nipple is below the natural crease of the breast, we recommend a breast lift. It will correct the sagging, droopy breast resulting in a youthful, perkier shape.

It can also reduce the size of the areola, which usually becomes larger during pregnancy or weight gain. When considering a breast lift, you should be finished having children because pregnancy will reverse the breast lift results.

Breast Augmentation

Breast implants are designed to enhance the shape, size, and firmness of your breasts. They can also correct asymmetrical breasts.  Many women are dissatisfied with how their breast look and have sought to improve their appearance.

Scheduling a consultation can help you to achieve the breasts you had in earlier years or attain the breasts you’ve always wanted. During your consultation, Dr. Fasching will inform you about the multiple types and sizes of breast implants available. He will also recommend which breast implant will more naturally fit your body type. You and Dr. Faching will discuss implant and incision locations during your consultation.

In the end, you will have the breasts you want in 2018, making it one of your best years ever!

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure performed more for physical relief than aesthetic improvement. Many women are troubled by very large, sagging breasts that limit their activities and cause them discomfort.

Breast reduction is performed when a woman has fully developed breasts in most cases; however, it may be used earlier if breasts are so large they cause serious physical discomfort. Suitable candidates are mature women who understand the surgery and the results they can expect.

Body Procedures

Tirelessly working toward an ideal figure can be frustrating. Stubborn fat deposits immune to diet and exercise, or excess skin settling around your belly could prevent you from having that body. Now you can eliminate these annoyances and realize a natural and stunning figure.


Liposuction helps shape the body by eliminating stubborn fat from certain areas, including the neck, cheeks, chin, upper arms, knees, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. Technology has refined liposuction over the past few decades by including techniques like tumescent liposuction and ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL). These additional surgical procedures have provided Dr. Fasching more precise treatments with quicker results and recoveries.

Although liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, it can remove fat that diet and exercise have been unable to address. Dr. Fasching provides a more detailed explanation during a consultation as well as a customized treatment plan designed for your unique situation.

Tummy Tuck

When excess fat and skin is a consequence of childbirth or weight fluctuation, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can deliver a taut and trim abdomen. Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure which repairs your abdominal wall while removing excess fat and skin in the area.

Some patients are candidates for an abbreviated abdominoplasty procedure, known as mini, or partial abdominoplasty. These patients typically have poor muscle tone and skin elasticity, but loose skin is limited to the area under the belly button.

Body Lift

A body lift is for patients who want to expand the areas they’re trying to improve to include the lower torso and upper legs. Also known as a belt lipectomy, this procedure is designed to elevate and recontour a figure which is sagging and unsightly.

As we age, our skin will lose elasticity causing our midsection to lose firmness and its youthful shape. A body lift will remove unwanted fat deposits and loose skin to provide a more youthful silhouette. A body lift can treat the upper legs, the lower torso, or both. Done concurrently with liposuction, a body lift can bring improvement to the hips, buttocks, thighs, waist, and abdomen.

Skin Treatments

No matter your shape or your facial contour, the health of your skin is a crucial part of looking beautiful. With the explosion of anti-aging spas and medical grade skin care regimens, there is no reason to allow your skin to succumb to aging. Here are some treatments that can rejuvenate your skin and improve your self-esteem.


A recent innovation in cosmetic technology, the HydraFacial removes impurities and dead skin cells while simultaneously treating the new skin with moisturizing, hydrating, and cleansing skin solutions. The HydraFacial treatment is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment which provides results almost instantly. It is a painless procedure which requires no downtime.

HydraFacial treatments use a selection of tips that exfoliate the skin and achieve optimal results. The tip design makes it easy to extract impurities and moisturize the skin with antioxidants.


Glo-Minerals Makeup

Glo-Minerals makeup helps you achieve nourished, healthy, and beautiful skin. Its components include natural antioxidants (including vitamins A, C, E and green tea extract), nourishing vitamins, high-pigment minerals, and pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. Its anti-inflammatory ingredients are suggested for acne patients and those recovering from facial treatments like laser skin resurfacing. Furthermore, Glo-Minerals makeup is oil-free and fragrance-free and provides an SPF 15 sunblock protection. Except for a few products, Glo-Minerals makeup is free of parabens, chemical dyes, and gluten, making it a great line for patients with sensitive skin and certain allergies. Also, the products are not tested on animals.

Glo-Minerals makeup provides a full makeup line for the lips, eyes, and cheeks. It allows you to have a rich and beautiful color palette that is both fashionable and timeless, Glo-Minerals allows you to enhance your beauty with makeup while keeping your skin nourished and healthy. The product line is also effective in camouflaging rosacea, dark spots, undereye circles and other skin discolorations.


Dr. Fasching and his team understand women often spend a small fortune and unlimited time on makeup enhancing their eyes. They do this to attain long, dark lashes that are desirable. Often, this makeup has the opposite effect causing lashes to become dry, brittle, and ultimately fall out. To help patients obtain darker, thicker, longer and natural eyelashes, Dr. Fasching offers the Latisse eyelash enhancing formula for suitable candidates.

Latisse is an FDA-approved eyelash growth procedure which can vividly enhance the length, thickness, and color of eyelashes within a few weeks of treatment. The key ingredient in Latisse is bimatoprost, initially used in the glaucoma drug Lumigan. Latisse affects the growing stage of eyelashes by increasing the number of hairs grown and increases the length of the growing phase.

Latisse is a topical formula applied with disposable applicators along the base of the upper eyelashes. Like the application of liquid eyeliner, you can apply Latisse once daily, just before bedtime. You will start to experience results within four weeks with best results realized after 16 weeks.

To learn more about procedures that can make 2018 your best year ever, call Dr. Fasching at (763) 577-7500 or contact us here.