As Medical Director of Orange County Plastic Surgery, Juris Bunkis, M.D., F.A.C.S. brings 40 years of surgical expertise to our community. With offices located in Newport Beach and Dublin, CA, state-of-the-art plastic surgery and laser rejuvenation treatments are minutes from your door. A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Bunkis will be featured in this Cosmetic Surgery Q&A Column regularly. We invite you to call Dr. Bunkis 949-888-9700, or email your questions to email@example.com. Enjoy!
“I have seen two other plastic surgeons about facial rejuvenation and am a
little confused as to how to proceed. I know that my neck is lax and my
eyes look old and I would like to have both corrected. But to be honest,
I am a little afraid and would feel more comfortable doing the
procedures in stages. Can you help me decide “how much is too much” for
~ Cheryl M, Coto de Caza
Assuming that you are a candidate for both eyelid and neck rejuvenation
procedures, you would first have to decide if you indeed would like both
improved, and that can only happen after you have had a thorough consultation
with a qualified plastic surgeon. If you decide that you would like both the
eyes and neck done, my advice would be to do them together, at the same sitting,
for a couple of reasons. The first is time spent recovering, and for most of us,
time is a very valuable asset. If you do just the eyes, you will be
uncomfortable and bruised for up to two weeks, and likewise if you just have
your neck done; if you combine theses procedures, the total recovery time will
still be about a total of two weeks (instead of loosing two weeks twice). Aside
from time considerations, you will save money by going into a surgery center
only once versus twice. The surgery center and the anesthesiologist just charge
by the time you are in the operating room – because they lump the cost of their
disposable and reserilizable supplies into the first hour’s cost, the first hour
costs more than the second, and so forth. In other words, two two hour
procedures cost more than one four hour procedure. And probably the best reason
of all is that you will be able to enjoy a uniform improvement over your entire
face as soon as you have healed. This would be akin to enjoying a house that has
been totally cleaned or remodeled, rather than one only half done.
The best way for me to describe this further is through photographs and I would like you to look at the accompanying pictures of a 52 year old female, who chose to have her eyes, face, neck, and brows lifted and to have a small chin implant inserted, all in a procedure that took less than four hours! One of the best ways to envision how you would look following such procedures is through the use of computer imaging. If you would like to set up a complimentary computer imagine session, please feel free to contact Orange County Plastic Surgery at 949-888-9700, or view more photographs on our photos section.
52 year female (actual patient of Dr. Bunkis, your results may vary) before and after a brow lift, upper and lower lid blepharoplasty, a facelift and a chin augmentation.
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Our office is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have instituted a telemedicine consultation service online through https://doxy.me/drbunkis - just please call us in advance to set up a time when we can chat. (Just click on this link to use doxy.me after you call to alert me, and your name will pop up on my screen that you are waiting to talk to me). Save this link in your favorites or contacts. This service can be used for follow-up patients as well as new consultations.