Posted on May 2, 2018 by Dr. George A. Toledo
The final count down is on!! As expected I am full of emotions – excitement, giddiness, and yes – perhaps a bit of stress. Maintaining my fitness and clean eating regiment has been key in the months leading up to the wedding. For me, exercise is a great outlet to release stress and keeps me feeling energized. This nice Dallas spring weather has made it easier for me to keep up my running. Even on afternoons when I get home from work and am tired, a walk with my dog can make a world of difference. I have been making an effort to maintain my diet of fruits, veggies and lots of protein. My fiancé and I have been working on it together which makes it much easier for me. We have found new, delicious recipes and have been making an effort to cook at least once a week together. I take the leftovers to work for lunch the rest of the week too. It’s a win-win!
A treatment I began doing once a week the month before the wedding has been the Hydration Facial. The procedure is meant to exfoliate, cleanse and infuse antioxidants directly into your skin. It feels like a light suction that leaves your pores clean and open. I leave the treatment with bright and shiny skin. There is no downtime; it’s non-invasive and non-irritating.
Another procedure I also went to see Dr. Toledo about was Botox. I had a nagging forehead frown line that was becoming more pronounced over the past several months after we got engaged. Dr. Toledo assured me that it was not a problem and an easy fix! I went in two months before the wedding for the treatment. It was my first time using Botox and I was nervous but Dr. Toledo made me feel at ease. He did the injection himself, unlike many med spas that have an Esthetician handle Botox. I was very happy with the results! The frown line completely disappeared and since it was such a small injection, I still had plenty of movement to the rest of my face/forehead. No one could even tell I had it done!
After my many months of treatments and beauty regiments, I feel youthful and glowing for my big day! Dr. Toledo and his staff have been nothing but helpful and reassuring. For more information or to schedule directly, call 214-363-4444 or visit www.toledoplasticsurgery.com.
Posted in Beauty
Posted on April 18, 2018 by Dr. George A. Toledo
During my last consultation with Dr. Toledo, we discussed different treatment options to specifically target the sun damage spots on my chest and dark freckles on my face. BroadBand Light (BBL) was the treatment Dr. Toledo recommended. BBL is a light therapy designed to directly target sun damage, age spots, freckles, redness, small vessels and some acne spots – think of it as an intense pulse light treatment or a supercharged photofacial. I began the BBL treatment on my face and chest with fours months to the wedding because the doctor recommended up to three sessions, a month between each, to ensure maximum results. My BBL treatments take about 30-45 minutes and I have no down time. I do need to wait 48 hours for exercise but I can apply makeup immediately after. I have been wearing Elta daily tinted sunscreen on my face and chest to protect my skin from the sun, especially since Spring is here! I am half way through my treatments and some spots have already begun to slough off. I am excited to see the final product!
Another treatment that is ideal three months before the big day is a Micro Laser Peel. Unlike the chemical peel, the Micro Laser Peel instantly removes the outermost layer of your skin. We use our Sicton Joule laser for these peels. This peel occurs by the laser during the treatment, instead of waiting for the he chemical to take effect 48 hours later. After the treatment, you will need 48 hours after to allow your skin to heal. There may be minimal peeling, although in most cases there isn’t any. The skin will be red and exposed so it is best to keep it moisturized and out of the sun. This type of treatment is deeper than a chemical peel so it should only be done quarterly. This could easily be done two months before the wedding! If you would like to learn more about these quick beauty treatments we offer or any of our cosmetic surgery procedures we provide, contact us today at (214) 363-4444 or email.
Posted in Beauty
Posted on April 5, 2018 by Dr. George A. Toledo
As a bride myself, I want to look and feel my very best on my big day. Preparing for a wedding can be stressful and time consuming but your skin and wellness routines should not be. I wanted to take a moment to think through the best skin, body and wellness regiments for brides to be as we get closer to the big day.
Clean eating and exercise are of course what come to mind first. I have made it a priority to schedule myself a set time for exercise each day – even if it’s only 20 minutes. I find cardio (running and spin) mixed in with strength training and toning (Pilates and Yoga) are the best combination for me. As for my meals, making my breakfast and lunches before I leave for work helps me to portion control my meals and stay away from unwanted carbs and high calorie snacks. My favorites are granola, yogurt and fruit for breakfast, followed by a healthy green salad with hard-boiled eggs or salmon as the protein source.
For me having a solid skin care regiment was the most important thing. I have acne spots and blemishes on my face that have bothered me for years. When I consulted with Dr. Toledo, he advised me that a chemical peel was the best way to start. Chemical peels are commonly used to reduce wrinkles, acne/ blemishes and pigmentation problems. I did ask if there was any issue doing this procedure with sensitive skin, which I myself have, but the treatment is easily tailored to different skin types. The chemical peel treatment took half an hour and I had no down time. Within 48 hours my skin began to flake and did so for about 48 hours. I can say from experience that my skin has gotten significantly brighter, smoother and the acne/ blemishes have diminished over time. A suitable time to come in for this treatment is once a month or every two months.
A final thing to consider at the five-month mark is any major surgery. This would be an optimal time as there is still a healthy recovery period. I personally have not had surgery but if there are any nagging bulges that you can’t seem to rid from diet and exercise, liposuction could be solution. Similarly, a Rhinoplasty surgery for those who are unhappy with the size or shape of their nose is another option. Being happy and confidence with your appearance is crucial during this time. Contact our Dallas plastic surgery practice by calling (214) 363-4444 or emailing us today.
Posted in Beauty
Posted on December 30, 2015 by Dr. George A. Toledo
Congratulations Dr. Toledo for being named a SuperDoctor 2015 and 2016 in Texas Monthly magazine. Dr. Toledo rates as one of the best, most trusted plastic surgeons in Texas. His patient satisfaction and results rank him as one of the top plastic surgeons not only of Dallas/Fort Worth but also in Texas.
Posted on September 24, 2015 by Dr. George A. Toledo
Being physically and emotionally a good candidate for surgery are the first steps toward a good result. The final step is being financially ready for surgery. Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. George Toledo and Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center make paying for your surgery a worry free experience. We will discuss the fees and payment with cash, Visa or Mastercard at your consultation appointment.
Sometimes patients would like to have another tool that allows them to pay over time. For those patients Dr. George Toledo is proud to accept CareCredit®.
CareCredit® is a rotating credit line you use like credit card. It is also accepted at thousands of doctors, dentists and veterinary offices around the US.
Click this link to find out more or apply for CareCredit®.
Posted in Financing, Plastic Surgery, Uncategorized
Posted on September 14, 2015 by Dr. George A. Toledo
Fall in Dallas is the best time of year. The Cowboys are back, Big Tex is calling us to the State Fair, homecoming floats are being built and it’s time to get the skinny jeans back on.
Wait, what, skinny jeans!
After a summer of vacations, drinks by the pool and cook outs your skinny jeans might be a bit too “skinny”. So get back on your low-carb diet and shed those extra pounds. But if that “muffin top” won’t budge it might be time to consider liposuction.
Liposuction is the best way to get the bulges off the areas that are resistant to dieting. Typically these areas are your thighs, belly and hips. You know, the areas we hide from husbands and mirrors.
Dr. Toledo can get you back in skinny jean shape after liposuction at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center. Recovery in fall is faster and you will be ready for every event from Halloween to Christmas.
Call us for your consultation. Can’t wait to see you. Esther
Posted on July 30, 2015 by Dr. George A. Toledo
Many patients are confused on which treatment is right for them. There are so many options and so much advertising on the newest “skin miracle” but which one is right for you? Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels are two of the most common treatments and are really your best options.
Microdermabrasion can remove dead and flaking skin cells to create an immediate improvement in your skin’s appearance. This unique approach stimulates the production of fresh young skin cells . It is the ultimate advancement in non-surgical, non-invasive skin conditioning. This treatment is usually performed on younger patients who just need to “freshen” up their skin. Patients in their 20’s love microdermabrasion. There is no down time after treatment.
Chemical Peels improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers, which exposes the younger, fresher skin that lies beneath. Chemical Peels are a deeper treatment that actually allow the skin cells to be strengthened. There is usually visible sloughing of dead skin a few days after the treatment is performed. Patients with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation are good candidates for this treatment.
So which one is the right treatment for you?
Posted in Skin Care Treatments, Uncategorized Tagged chemical peel, microdermabrasion
Posted on July 1, 2015 by Dr. George A. Toledo
Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?
Do I need a tummy tuck or liposuction? The question is, do you have excess loose skin or excess fat on your abdomen?
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) involves removing excess skin and tightening the muscles. Pregnancy and weight loss are the most common reasons for a tummy tuck. On the other hand liposuction removes only excess fat bulges. Liposuction is a good choice for someone with tight skin and muscles, with only extra fat in the abdomen. Other areas of the body commonly done at the same time are the thighs, knees and hips.
So do you need a tummy tuck or liposuction?
Posted in Body Procedures, Plastic Surgery, Uncategorized Tagged abdominolpasty, liposuction
Posted on June 22, 2015 by Dr. George A. Toledo
I’m interested, now what?
Making an appointment with Dr. George Toledo for your plastic surgery is easy. Just give us a call. Dr. Toledo sees patients on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays and Thursdays he is making magic in surgery. The average appointment is about 30-45 minutes long. The consultation fee is $125 and we’ll credit it to your surgery. So it’s a great deal.
During your consultation Dr. Toledo discusses your medical history and what concerns brought you to him. He does an examination, makes recommendations and answers all your questions. Our knowledgeable staff can discuss the surgical fees and schedule your procedure.
Call today for your appointment. Esther, Mancy and Silvia are ready to help.
Posted on June 8, 2015 by Dr. George A. Toledo
Do I need a lift with my breast augmentation?
This common question is asked by patients when discussing breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty) with Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. George Toledo. As a top board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Toledo is able to perform breast enlargement and breast lifts at the same time. This saves patients recovery time, money and they are able to love their new look right away. Here is some helpful information about having a breast lift (mastopexy) when enlarging or augmenting the breasts with silicone or saline implants.
First we need to understand exactly what a breast augmentation can do. It increases the fullness and size of the breasts. It also helps keep the body in proportion. Breast augmentation with silicone or saline implants often helps women fell better about the appearance and increases confidence.
Ideally patient’s nipples should be centered and pointing straight ahead. Drooping is when the nipples or breast tissue has fallen and can be caused by aging, pregnancy, breast-feeding and weight gain or loss. The degree of the drooping determines which breast lift is necessary. With all the variations of lifting the underlying tissue is lifted and the nipples repositioned.
Sometimes if there is only a small amount of droopiness, a breast augmentation alone will give you enough of a lift.
A small amount of drooping in the nipple or areola can be lift with an internal lift. Dr. Toledo raises the tissue using sutures in the breast tissue. This does not require any additional scars and can be done with the breast augmentation.
A nipple or areola lift is used when then the nipples are slightly droopy or lower than one another. There are usually only scars around the areolas. These scars look like a half moon and fade away with time.
Finally, a full breast lift or mastopexy is done when the nipples point down and the breast seems to be lying on the chest. To repair extreme droopiness Dr. Toledo makes incisions around the nipples and down the center of the breast to the fold.
Some degree of breast lift is regularly performed at the same time as a breast augmentation and does not add to the recovery time. You can expect your breast to look fuller, uplifted and firm with a breast augmentation and breast lift.