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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…)

Melanoma Treatments

November is known for celebrating Thanksgiving, but did you know that it’s also National Healthy Skin month? During this time, we’d like to highlight a skin condition that is a cancer of your skin. It may be less common than other types of skin cancer, but it is more likely to grow and spread. While some people are more susceptible to melanoma due to gender, age, race and family genes, there are some things you can do to lower your chances of getting it.

Sun Safety

As the temperatures get cooler, the tendency is to become less concerned about sun protection and safety. It’s important to remember that you can lower your risk of melanoma by protecting your skin from UV rays.

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Experiencing Lip Envy?

Do you find yourself focusing on your lips when you look in the mirror? Maybe you’ve caught yourself staring at other women’s lips while you’re out in public. It can be a little embarrassing, can’t it? Is your Pinterest account filled with pictures of women with beautifully shaped lips? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you’re most likely experiencing lip dissatisfaction and lip envy has set in. (more…)

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…)

A Brief Review of Famous Nosejobs

In spite of some hesitance to admit it, most of us can get pulled in by the celebrity and entertainment gossip mill.  I know that I always pretend not to look at “those trashy magazines” by the register at the grocery store, but I generally pick them up if I have to wait more than, say, 30 seconds.  In the light-hearted spirit of this impulse, we wanted to write a post for you about some famous (infamous?) rhinoplasties (nose jobs). These include some great results that you probably didn’t know about, some results that everyone knows about, and one that looks great but dramatically changed the actress’s career.
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Do we “Look like we feel” or “Feel like we look”?

The interaction between our facial expressions and our emotions is much more complex than it may seem. In fact, a significant and growing body of research has shown that this relationship is actually a two-way street – that, just as our brain processes a thought and responds by activating a neural circuit to produce a smile, the intentional act of smiling can produce an internal emotional state of happiness or contentment. Now, I know that sounds complicated, so try it out. Go stand in front of a mirror and see for yourself… you see!? Isn’t that amazing! As silly or obvious as the old adage may seem, “put a smile on your face” actually works. And now we have the advanced brain imaging scans and some recordings of neuronal activity to prove it! (By the way, if you find these ideas compelling, you should check out a really interesting book by the neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, called Looking for Spinoza.)

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Surgical Mission Work: Remembering Why I’m Here

cleft lip & palate repairI’m spending this week with some beloved friends, colleagues, and, of course, my beautiful Colombian patients. Being here, in the hot sun with the gentle brisa caribeña, working in humble facilities, with these babies and children and their families, it really reminds me of what medicine is all about. At its core. Without all the marketing and commercialization and insurance games. I’m taking care of patients who need me – and really, I need them.

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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.