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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.

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…

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…

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…

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….

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

Common Questions about Breast Surgery and Nipples

Nipples are an important consideration in any breast surgery. Dr. Dennis Bucko, a trusted breast surgeon in San Diego, is often asked how breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift will change the nipples (if at all!). Here, Dr. Bucko has compiled the most common questions he receives about breast surgery and nipples.

Will a Breast Implant Lift My Breast?

As a trusted San Diego breast surgeon, Dr. Dennis Bucko fields a variety of questions and inquiries from potential candidates. A common concern among many is noticeable breast sagging and what can be done to correct it. Some women believe that placing breast implants can help to lift sagging breasts. Unfortunately, that is not entirely…

Can I Breastfeed after Breast Lift Surgery?

Contrary to what some may believe, not all breast lift patients are past their childbearing years and finished having babies. Some of Dr. Dennis Bucko’s breast lift patients are in their late 20s or 30s and plan to have children in the future. Questions involving how a breast lift might affect nursing are common. Dr….

When Can I Resume Exercise after Plastic Surgery?

Are you an active person that enjoys exercise and finds yourself frequently on-the-go? Do you anticipate having a hard time sitting still while you recover from your planned plastic surgery procedure? You’re not alone. Resuming exercise after plastic surgery is a topic frequently discussed with San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Bucko. Here, he shares…

Working Out to Tighten Loose Skin – Fact or Fiction?

One of the most common cosmetic concerns that San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Bucko hears from patients at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center is loose skin. He has encountered numerous men and women that have stretched-out, saggy skin as the result of losing excess weight or simply because of the effects of…

What to Wear after Tummy Tuck Surgery

Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery is a cosmetic body contouring procedure designed to reduce accumulated belly fat, repair weakened abdominal muscles and remove excess sagging skin. While not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, healthy eating, and appropriate medical advice, tummy tuck can address fat deposits and loose skin that…

The Truth about Sun Exposure

When you lie out in the sun because you want a little bit of color on your skin, have you ever thought about what is occurring in your skin as you are lying there?

Can Botox Fix a Gummy Smile?

Are you self-conscious of a “gummy smile” — meaning that too much gum tissue is revealed when you smile? Many people are bothered by what they feel is an excessive amount of gum tissue when the upper lip curls upward. Experts have found that any more than two millimeters of gum tissue showing is noticeable…

Comparing Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma

When used properly, Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma are both safe and effective dermal and sub-dermal fillers. Dr. Dennis Bucko of Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center offers both options as part of his non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. Here, he breaks down the similarities and differences between the products.

How to Prevent Bruising After Injectable Treatment

Many of Dr. Dennis Bucko’s patients want to know how they can prevent bruising from injectable treatment with Botox, Dysport and dermal fillers. The truth is, we cannot guarantee that our patients won’t bruise — anytime a needle penetrates the skin, there is a small chance of bruising. However, there are a few things that…