Do You Need Fillers or Facelift?

Dermal fillers and facelift are two ways San Diego plastic surgeon Dennis Bucko can turn back the clock on facial aging and help you enjoy a younger-looking expression. Though they are both anti-aging treatment options, each is designed to satisfy different needs and expectations and comes with its own unique set of limitations. Read more

Marionette Lines: No Laughing Matter

Smiling and laughing are signs of a life well-lived, but lines and wrinkles around your mouth are no laughing matter! If you are starting to notice creases and folds at the edges of your mouth, Dr. Dennis Bucko, our Registered Nurse, Deb Prescott, and the team at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center can help. Read more

Why Skin Elasticity Is Important to Great Liposculpture or CoolSculpting Results

Liposculpture is a fantastic procedure if you are bothered or embarrassed by excess subcutaneous body fat. By removing fat cells, liposculpture shapes the treated area, giving you a slimmer and sexier contour.  CoolSculpting is a non-surgical alternative to removal of smaller volumes of fat.

You may not realize that skin elasticity, or the ability of your skin to stretch and then return to its normal state, is critical to attaining good outcomes. Below, San Diego liposculpture surgeon Dennis Bucko explains why: Read more

Are the Results of Facelift Permanent?

The term “face lift” has many meanings and choosing the best options for facial rejuvenation is a complicated and confusing process. An experienced board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Dennis Bucko can explain and demonstrate all the options available to patients seeking facial rejuvenation.

Here, Dr. Bucko of Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center discusses how to keep expectations realistic when opting for facelift surgery.   Read more

What Is VISIA Skin Analysis?

The VISIA skin analysis at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center system takes the guesswork out of developing the skin care regimen and treatment plan that is best for you. It is a painless, simple and quick in-office procedure that uses imaging techniques to help you create an effective plan for your skin type. Best of all, it is completely safe for all ages. Below, Dr. Dennis Bucko describes how the VISIA system works:  Read more

3 Common Facelift Myths

With improving technologies and an increasing number of options for cosmetic surgery, it’s more important than ever to debunk a few of the common myths surrounding facelift surgery. In this blog post, Dr. Dennis Bucko, at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center discusses several misconceptions about facelifts and the time it takes to recover. Read more

Can Fat Return after you get Lipo?

Liposuction was one of the top five plastic surgery procedures of last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Their data reveals that 235,237 liposuction procedures were performed, which was a 6 percent increase over the previous year. That means that hundreds of thousands of patients enjoyed the noticeable improvement in body shape that liposuction provides. Dr. Dennis Bucko is one of the most experienced liposuction experts in San Diego. He performed the first liposuction in San Diego County in 1985 after being trained by the famed originator of the procedure, Dr. Yves Gerard Illouz, in Paris, France.

Some of the San Diego liposuction candidates that Dr. Bucko encounters in consultation are curious as to how long the results typically last. Before proceeding with liposuction surgery, they want to know the likelihood of fat returning after liposuction.

If you are considering liposuction but have concerns about the longevity of the results, this blog post is for you. Read more

Why a Plastic Surgeon’s Credentials Matter

The process of selecting a plastic surgeon may seem lengthy and is sometimes challenging. A great way to focus on only the best surgeons is to look carefully at their credentials. Certain credentials help distinguish trustworthy plastic surgeons from the rest.

Here, renowned San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Bucko reveals the credentials that matter most and should help guide your search. Read more

Tummy Tuck vs. Lipo: What’s Better for a Flabby Stomach?

One of the chief complaints among Dr. Dennis Bucko’s San Diego cosmetic surgery patients is a flabby stomach. No matter how carefully someone eats or how much they exercise, it can be difficult to spot-tone, spot-reduce fat or tighten the skin of a soft or sagging abdomen. Factors like pregnancy, aging, genetics and weight fluctuation can make changes impossible without surgery.

How to treat a flabby stomach often comes down to a discussion about the merits of tummy tuck versus liposuction. Here, Dr. Bucko explains some of the variables that determine whether tummy tuck or liposuction is more appropriate. Read more

Breast Augmentation Secrets from Women Who’ve Had It

Breast augmentation is more popular than ever. A recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals that 290,467 women opted to have breast implants placed in 2016.

If you’re facing your own breast augmentation surgery, who better to give you advice than women that have already had it? Here, San Diego cosmetic surgeon Dr. Dennis Bucko reveals secrets from some of his former breast augmentation patients. Read more