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The Emotional Impact Of A Scar

“No matter how large or small your battle scars might be…the scar that remains after healing is a reminder of how far we have grown.” –Laura D. Field

Scars always carry a story. The story’s themes may be of bravery, injury, hurt, pain or accident. The final scene of the story can either be that of victory or defeat. Due to the fact that scars carry deep meaning, they can carry a great deal of emotional weight as well.

Scars can play a powerful role in life. They can remind you of what not to do, and serve as a reminder to not repeat the same mistakes.  They can also help remind us to be careful not to harm others in a similar way. They also can help us know how to help others who have similar scars. However, even though scars can play a large part in our growth, they can also cause a great deal of emotional and physical pain as well. (more…)

5 Common Reasons For Plastic Surgery

People choose to have plastic surgery for many different reasons. Here are five reasons you may be considering getting plastic surgery.

    1. Injury or Illness – If you’ve had an injury or illness that has altered the function or appearance of a part of your body, you may be considering plastic surgery to restore what you lost.
    2. Cosmetic – You or a partner may desire a modified look to a specific part of your face or body. In this case, you’re looking for an upgraded look that matches your perception of perfection or beauty. You may see someone whose looks you’d like to match or be similar to.
    3. Functional – At times you simply cannot function without plastic surgery. A birth defect or loss of function in a specific part of your body may demand a functional surgery.
    4. Revision – Perhaps you already got surgery and it didn’t achieve the results you wanted, or it simply did not work. In this case, you would need a revision. This process addresses specific problems or deformities caused by a previous surgery.
    5. Reverse the signs of aging – Plastic surgery can be successful when turning back the hands of time on your aging process. Wrinkles, drooping and other signs of aging can be erased with plastic surgery.

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Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a time of looking back with gratefulness. During your feast you usually take time to share what you’ve been thankful for over the past year. It’s also a time to reflect on the first Thanksgiving and its rich history. Giving thanks over the years since that first feast when the Pilgrims and Indians sat together is a tradition to be treasured. At San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive and Laser Surgery we’d like to give thanks for the options we have available to help with reconstructive plastic surgery.

There are many reasons individuals choose plastic surgery. At times, reconstructive surgery is necessary. (more…)

Maiko and Geiko: Youth Is Not Always Beauty

In our country, as in much of the world, products are sold by association with a beautiful or famous person. However, the power of American pop culture and Hollywood biases has led to a near equivalence of youth and beauty. This is quite easily seen by flipping through the ads at the front of nearly every news or fashion magazine. Or when you compare the ages of male and female leads in our movies… Though it is not explicitly stated, the converse is certainly implied by our media: age is not beautiful, and particularly not for women.

I was recently traveling in Japan when I was struck by a particular counter-example. (more…)

Plastic Surgery For Men

Women have been experiencing the benefits of facial rejuvenation procedures for years. They come home to their husbands looking younger, and more beautiful. While men enjoy the visual differences in their wives, they would like to experience a more youthful look as well. Over the past years there has been a higher demand of men requesting plastic surgery. Listed are some of the most common procedures men request.

Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)

Male breast reduction happens when you have excess fat and skin in the breast region. This can affect the size and shape of the nipple-areolar complex. (more…)

Laser Use in Plastic Surgery

At the San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery, our Double Board-Certified, Ivy League educated plastic surgeon, Dr. Evan Ransom offers only the best and most effective treatments for his patients. When it comes to laser therapy, it’s no different.

Lasers play a variety of roles when it comes to cosmetic and plastic surgery. They allow Dr. Ransom to perform non-invasive procedures that offer long-lasting results.

Some examples of how we use lasers in our San Francisco office include:

Treating Fine Lines and Crow’s Feet
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Simple Ways to Make Your Facial Plastic Surgery Procedure Last

The decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure isn’t a small one. It’s a true investment in yourself and your appearance – whether it’s something as simple as Botox, or a surgical procedure such as a rhinoplasty or facelift.

We understand that you want the effects of your procedure to last as long as possible, but that does involve caring for your skin once you leave our offices.

These tips can help you maintain the effects of your surgery, and prolong the benefits of your procedure.

  • Adopt a good skin care regimen. Whether you’ve received a chemical peel from Dr. Ransom, or have undergone full cosmetic surgery, post-procedure skin care is critical in helping to maintain a smooth, glowing, youthful-looking appearance. (more…)

Injectable Dysport — Wrinkle Treatment San Francisco

These days, there are many tools available to help you achieve the look of your dreams. Rejuvenating treatments like Dysport and other injectables help reduce the formation of wrinkles and keep you looking as young as you feel.

As we age, the repeated muscle contractions involved with smiling, frowning and even furrowing the eyebrows lead to the formation of wrinkles and lines. Squinting and even sleeping on your side can be contributors to crow’s feet, the lines that form at the edges of our eyes.

So if you want to preserve that youthful look, remember to go with Dysport. (more…)

San Francisco Facelift for a Younger Appearance

Men and women alike opt for a San Francisco facelift with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Evan Ransom to help reduce the dreaded signs of aging. These signs can be especially devastating when brought on prematurely. Wrinkles, creases, crow’s feet, fine lines and sagging skin are all symptoms of aging and can be reduced and or eliminated through a facelift procedure.

With a facelift, a smoother, younger-looking appearance can be restored. Dr. Ransom looks at each patient individually to assess how to create the best, most natural results.There is no “one-size-fits-all” facelift. Each procedure varies depending on the patient’s unique features, needs and desires.
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Laser Rejuvenation — Resurfacing San Francisco

When you come to the Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive and Laser Surgery for a laser rejuvenation appointment, it begins with a complete head and neck inspection by double-board-certified facial surgeon Dr. Evan Ransom. This is performed to ensure that the technique is ideal for you.

Dr. Ransom offers the latest in laser technology to maximize results and provide patients with the best laser rejuvenation experience possible.

Ablative laser rejuvenation can be described as a vaporization, or elimination, of the targeted skin cells. The purpose of this treatment is to reestablish a new, smoother layer of outer skin. The moment the laser reaches the target area, the cells are vaporized as a result of its heat.

To learn more, contact the San Francisco office of Dr. Ransom today.

5.0

Based on 19 reviews

Christina G.
I had several nasal/sinus issues including a severely deviated septum and a dorsal hump, which I wasn't crazy about. Dr Ransom did both the medical and aesthetic parts of my surgery and he did a wonderful job! While I did have some swelling, I didn't experience much bruising at all. I loved that he left the natural look of my nose just making small corrections. My breathing has GREATLY improved. His office staff was super helpful in scheduling and making sure payment and everything was very clear. I am very, very, very pleased with my results!!
Tk I.
I had a terrible surf accident in Bali and needed to get 50 stitches to repair what the reef did to my face. I had emergency cosmetic surgery in Bali the day of the accident. Immediately when i got back to the states i was introduced to Dr Ransom through some mutual friends. I was searching for the best cosmetic surgeon in San Francisco to help in my recovery. He and his team have been amazing! he helped establish a plan for my post-op wound care/treatment and administered some initial laser treatments. Dr Ransom and his team are extremely knowledgeable and very patient / helpful. I am very grateful for their help and support. I am finally looking normal again!
Joey B.
I had three issues with my nose - which inhibited my breathing: 1- broken nose, 2 - narrow nostrils that collapsed when I inhaled through my nose, 3 - deviated septum. When I was living in New York, I went to see a doctor about my breathing issues, and he said my skin was too thin and there was likely nothing he could do to rectify the problem. Dr. Ransom was recommended by an ENT I saw through One Medical. As soon as he saw him, he said he could easily fix my nose, and remove the bump that had formed from the trauma. His confidence and strong sense of self immediately put me at ease, and I had little doubt that he could accomplish exactly what he promised. He showed me a modified picture of my nose , and really liked what he proposed. The end result very closely matched what he promised. Not only can I now breath much more easily through my nose, it looks much better. He managed to make it look like an improved version of itself, however I still look like me, and unless I tell anyone I had it done, it's not overly noticeable, which I prefer. I'm pretty vain and very critical, and I can say that Dr. Ransom is great, and comes highly recommended.
Edward T.
Doctor Evan Ransom took my surgery on relatively short order and did a wonderful job. He is very talented and has a nice friendly professional support staff. I can not thank him enough, he was calm, caring, professional and interested in the follow results of his work . He seemed to bring a certain artistry to the profession.
Lisa C.
Dr. Ransom is a talented physician. He is knowledgeable, professional and goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable during your treatments. He has been blessed with an artistic eye which brings wonderful results. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom and would refer all of my friends and family members to choose him as their physician.
Cheryl H.
Dr Ransom is very kind, honest, and conscience doctor. I was referred by my best friend, she is also Doctor Ransom patient. She has so much good things said about Doctor Ransom. So I had a face lift done by Doctor Ransom on July 2015. He did a wonderful job on my face and I have a lot of compliments on my face. So if anyone want to get their face done. I would highly recommended Doctor Ransom to you. I give Doctor Ransom a five stars.
Jill P.
I have currently been getting botox regularly with Dr. Ransom and he does a fantastic job. My previous doctor's office moved to another location where it was no longer convenient. I didn't realize what I was missing until I went to Dr. Ransom. I felt really comfortable, but most important he did a terrific job blowing my previous doctor out of the park. (Sometimes it's good switch it up a bit to make sure you are getting the best treatment.) On top of that, Dee the office manager is an incredible asset to the office. She personalizes your visit and relationship with the office to an extent I have never experienced before. I even get follow up calls to see how I am doing after a treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom for his great work, and his team's impeccable customer service.
Arielle C.
Dr. Ransom and Dee are the BEST! Whether it's aesthetic or reconstructive, I'd trust him over and over again with my face.