Friday, January 24, 2014

Male Facelift Surgery

Facelift Surgery For Men- Marin County, CA 

Male facelift surgery has become more popular over the years.  Men wanting to look younger in the work force, recently divorced or just wanting to look refreshed and sporty.  There are many reasons and all are valid in the mentally healthy person. 

Male facelift rejuvenation takes special expertise and experience.  The asethetics are much different between men and women.  The basics are:
1. The face should not be pulled too tight.
2. The hairline position must not be altered.
3.  A strong jaw line is perferred
4.  If a eyebrow lift is performed, it must not be too high.
5.  If an eyelid lift is done the eyelid crease show should be no greater than 5     .
     millimeters or it will femanize the eyelids.
6. The post op complication of bleeding is more common with men.

These are a few salient feature in facelift for men. In selecting a plastic surgeon, he or she should have experience with male facelift surgery and show photografts of before and after of their patients.  To view more of Dr Delgado's photo go to or Call Today 415-894161

Male Facelift Surgery Marin County
Before facelift

Male facelift Marin County
After facelift

Monday, December 30, 2013

Dr. Miguel Delgado’s “Non-Surgical Center of Excellence”

Breast Reduction, Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better

This is a 32-year-old resident of San Rafael, California who was seen in the Novato office in Marin County. She is 5 feet 4 inches, 130 pounds, and underwent a short scar vertical breast reduction at the Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center. Her size was reduced from a size F to a size C. The photographs are seen approximately nine months after surgery and the incisions are starting to fade quite nicely.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Facelift Surgery and The Herniated Buccal Fat Pad

Facelift Surgery and The Herniated Buccal Fat Pad

Location - Marin| Sonoma, California  -  The herniated buccal fat pad is one of the most common missed causes of the jowl.

The buccal fat pad is located in the cheek region just below the cheek bone in the mid face region.  This fat pad fills out the volume in the mid-face region.  As a person losses or gains weight it will fluctuate in size. Also, as one ages the volume reduces, naturally.  This fat pad can be as small as a grape or as large as a golf ball. 
In some people, either genetic or otherwise, the buccal fat pad can fall, descend or herniate inferiorly.  The location will be the small as the jowl and will add to the size of the jowl.  If this is not recognized and a facelift is performed the jowl will only be partially removed.  This sometime can be very difficult to diagnose and the cosmetic and plastic surgeon must always be looking for it's presence.
Right Buccal Fat Pad- Facelift surgery Of Marin and Sonoma County
Right Buccal Fat Pad
The buccal fat pad is most often removed from the inside of the mouth but can also be remover from the outside when the skin of the facelift is elevated and the SMAS layer exposed. I find the outside more difficult and risky since the facial nerves are in the area.

Right Buccal Fat Pad- Facelift surgery Of Marin and Sonoma County
Right Buccal Fat Pad being removed

Right Buccal Fat Pad- Facelift surgery Of Marin and Sonoma County
Right and Left Buccal Fat Pads
The most important aspect in facelift surgery is to recognize and diagnose the herniated fat pad to achieve a nice jawline.  Dr. Delgado is a facelift specialist and practices in Marin County, Sonoma County, Napa Valley and the greater San Francisco Bay Area since 1988.  Call Today 415-898-4161.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Mentor’s New Breast Implant “MemoryShape” Now Available

Saving Your Fat and Stem Cells Offers Cosmetic Rejuvenation

Fat Cell Preservation for Facial Volume Replacement

Fat and stem cells are the ideal volume replacement for loss of facial volume.  Facial injection with synthetic material is the second most non invasive cosmetic surgery performed after Botox. The cost of these temporary materials are significant.  This material is great for facial lines but for increased facial volume fat injection with your own fat has no replacement.  Dr. Delgado compliments many of his facelift patients with volume replacement with the use of your own fat and stem cells.

Aging is skin damage and lose of facial volume.  The photo below shows the difference.  

Facial Volume Loss - Miguel Delgado, MD-Cosmetic Surgery
Facial Volume loss
The facial volume loss can be subtle or more obvious as one ages.  Many patients want to look younger for a variety of reasons.  There is no right or wrong reason and each is very personal.  But, one thing is for sure people lose volume in their face as they age.


AdiCyte is a new company that realizes the value of fat and stem cells. They have come up with a program to freeze the fat and stem cells until it is needed.
The Process  
The fat is taken in surgery or just under local anesthesia.  Often times Dr. Delgado is doing a surgical procedure and also injecting fat and sends more away to Adicyte for storage.  The fat is sent in 60ml or 240 ml containers to Adicyte in Arizona. The fat is processed, logged and frozen.  A storage fee is paid each year.  The fat is then sent on request in 25cc packets to be reinjected.  This needs to be timed with the delivery and injection.  We will inject the processed fat in less than 24.  Recent studies have shown that this process is equal to immediate  injection. I personally can not confirm this but will report in the future.  Call Today for a Consultation 415-898-4161 or email.