Category Archives: Facial Plastics

ACENT’s Blog

Rhinoplasty Recovery Tips

Woman looking at trees during fall in Anchorage, AK (model)

Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose by surgically altering the delicate nasal structures. It is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the U.S. for both female and male patients. Patients range in age from teenagers to women and men in their 30s and 40s. The surgery can either be performed using a “closed” or “open” incision technique. Either technique yields exceptional results. Men and women who come in for rhinoplasty consultations with our Facial Surgeons at ACENT are often more concerned about what to expect from “nose job” recovery than about the operation itself. The good news is that recovery … Continue reading »

Lip Injections: What Can You Expect?

Closeup of young woman's face with her fingers on her chin

Your lips are one of the facial features people notice first, and our Anchorage patients often come to us for full, lush lips that present a youthful, welcoming appearance. We create this plump pout using injectable dermal fillers, producing a hydrated appearance, removing fine lines and wrinkles that have formed over the years, and adding volume.   If you’ve never had dermal filler injections, though, you may be a bit anxious about the procedure and what it will be like. In this blog post, we’ll review the basics of the procedure and answer some common questions our patients have about lip injections. … Continue reading »

Helping People See Better — and Look Better, Too

A person’s eyes are sometimes regarded as the windows to their souls, and in truth, when we are communicating with someone else our own eyes are usually focused on theirs, and we glean lots of impressions from what we see. Their eyes may tell you they are happy, sad, tired, confused, disappointed, or any number of other emotions they may be feeling. We look at people’s eyes more than any other area of the face. For your next few conversations pay attention to where your eyes travel, and you’ll see that this is true. This is different from when you are … Continue reading »

Meet Our Physicians

Each of our physicians is board certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery; in addition, Dr. Ellerbe is board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.