Lawrence G. Kass M.D.

OCULOPLASTIC & FACIAL

COSMETIC SURGERY


727.522.3223

St. Petersburg / Clearwater

Facial Plastic Surgery Before and After Photos

See clinical descriptions of selected patients in photo galleries:


Lip Augmentation

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This 49-year-old woman "hated" the lines around her mouth and the thinness of her lips. Dr. Kass performed a Hetter resurfacing chemical peel around the mouth and augmentation of the upper and lower lips with implants. The result? She felt the procedure took 15 years off of her appearance. She was delighted and was amazed at how natural her lips looked and felt. Even when kissing her husband, neither could even feel the implants, that's how natural they felt.


 



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This 37-year-old woman wanted fuller lips. She had seen other doctors and had had breast augmentation, Obagi Blue Peel, Restylane, and Sculptra. Although her lips were already full, she was striving for sensuous, voluptuous. For her, Dr. Kass injected Juvederm to the upper and lower lips. VOILA. Sensuous and voluptuous were achieved!




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This 46-year-old woman was unhappy with the eyelid surgery, browlift, and chin implant performed by another physician. For her, Dr. Kass performed upper and lower eyelid lifts, and a Weekend Lift procedure. She was thrilled with her results and returns yearly for lip augmentation with Restylane.

 



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This 30-year-old woman requested lip augmentation. Dr. Kass placed the Perma Facial Implant in each lip as a minor office procedure. The improvement was almost immediate, and the results were perfect. Within a week, she had achieved a fuller, sensual, natural appearing lip augmentation. The patient was thrilled. She says that her boyfriend is very happy with them and is unable to feel them even when he kisses her. Best of all? The improvement is permanent!

 



This 40-year-old woman presented initially to me for Botox injections to her forehead and to her Crow's feet. After two such treatments, she confided to me that she "hated" the dark circles under her eyes and the thinness of her lips. She elected to proceed with lower eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) with fat transposition and bilateral mid face lifts. At the time of the procedure, 0.4 ml of Silikon 1000 was injected in each lip using the micro-droplet technique. The patient was delighted with the results of her eyelid and mid face procedures and presented six weeks later for another Botox treatment and for additional Silikon 1000. This time 0.35 ml of Silikon 1000 was given to each lip. One month later, the patient reported that she was very "happy" with her lips. A third treatment with Silikon 1000 was done one year later, and a fourth treatment six months after this (both using 0.35 ml to each lip). The patient confided that she really was "very happy" after the third treatment (and she swore to herself that she was done) but chose to proceed with the fourth treatment because she thought that a little additional augmentation would be even more attractive. This highly satisfied patient continues to come for Botox injections (she recently switched over to Xeomin) and for Latisse. Every single time she comes in she proclaims loudly that she absolutely "loves" her lips and gets frequent compliments about them. She confides that she doesn't tell anyone what she did to make her lips so beautiful as it is no one's business but her own.

 



Neck Lift

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This 63 year old woman was referred to me by her husband. She had previously had surgery on her upper eyelids by another surgeon and was requesting only surgery on her lower eyelids, although she did allow that she tried to hide her old appearing neck by wearing turtle neck sweaters (even in Florida)!. After our frank discussion and reviewing our photographs, she elected to proceed with a face lift, a neck lift with liposuction, a suture platysmaplasty to re-define and to sculpt her jaw line, mid face (cheek) lift, upper and lower eyelids, a Hetter resurfacing peel around her mouth to get rid of her annoying smokers' lines, and a fat transfer to her lips. Needless to say, she was ecstatic with her results!

 



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This 56 year old woman was unhappy with her appearance. She stressed that she did not want to look like anyone else. She just wanted to look like a younger version of herself. She was very concerned about her jaw line and her neck. In the last year alone, she had two chemical peels by another doctor and had not noticed any improvement. For her, we did a Weekend Lift, endoscopic eyebrow and forehead lift, Neck Lift with liposuction, suture platysmaplasty to perfect her jaw line, upper and lower eyelid surgery, and a Hetter chemical peel with facial resurfacing. This patient was so happy with her younger, and refreshed appearance. In particular, she could not believe the way her neck looked and felt. She said that her neck had not looked like this since she was 20!

 




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This 53 year old woman hated the sad face which greeted her in the mirror each morning. She was most unhappy with her jowls, the loss of her jaw line, the appearance of the unsightly bands in her neck, the down turning of the corner of her mouth, and the appearance of her skin. She also wasn't happy about her eyelids but, like many patients, did not want to do everything at the same time. For her, we did a Weekend Lift, a neck lift with suture platysmaplasty, and a Blue Peel (with TCA). This patient was thrilled with her results. It took years off of her appearance. Don't you agree? She is so happy she can't wait to go ahead with eyelid surgery and is planning for it now.


 




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This is a 58 year old woman who works as a Registered Nurse. She was quite nervous about having "elective" surgery because she had an inherited bleeding disorder. She wanted "everything" done at once but said that she was particularly concerned about the appearance of her neck. After obtaining medical clearance, she underwent an S Lift (small incision facial rejuvenation procedure), endoscopic forehead lift with upper eyelids, transconjunctival (no visible incisions, no sutures) lower eyelid surgery, a neck lift with liposuction, suture platysmaplasty, and a Hetter chemical peel to her lower eyelids to treat her fine wrinkles there, and to the area around her mouth to get those smokers' lines. There was no unusual bleeding before, during or after her procedure. She was delighted with all of her results, and was particularly grateful with the rejuvenation of her neck.

 




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This 45-year-old woman presented because of sagging eyelids and her sagging neck. She had a very "high powered" job and it was almost impossible for her to take off from work. She had upper and lower eyelid lifts and a Weekend Lift procedure. Dr. Kass saw her only one time after surgery and both he and she thought her results were fabulous. At just one week, she had a markedly improved jaw line and neck, and her eyes appeared much more youthful and free of lines and wrinkles. At the one week visit, the patient said that she was absolutely thrilled with her results and that no further follow-up appointments were necessary!

 




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This 40-year-old woman from a cold area of the country was visiting Florida for just 3 weeks. She said that she found Dr. Kass from the web and that she "loved" the photos on his site. She was interested in surgery to improve her neck and her chin because these problem areas (which ran in her family) did not improve at all even with weight loss. She works hard and wanted to do something for herself while she was visiting the Sunshine State. For her, Dr. Kass performed a Neck Lift with liposuction and suture platysmaplasty. The patient was thrilled with the results. She said that she couldn't wait until she returns next year when she will definitely have something else done (she's still deciding what that will be). We will keep you informed!

 




Injectable Fillers

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This 39-year-old woman who never recovered fully from an episode of Bells' Palsy requested minimally invasive procedures to improve facial symmetry. She comes in regularly to receive Botox, and sometimes facial fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse to her lips and to the grooves between the nose and the corner of the lips (nasolabial folds). In these photos, pay particular attention to the improvement to the nasolabial folds as a result of Radiesse implants by Dr. Kass. Each and every time she comes in, she tells everyone in the waiting room that Dr. Kass is a "miracle worker." She confides that although her income is "modest," she would rather spend her money on improving her appearance than on trading in her car for a newer one.

 




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This 40-year-old woman comes regularly for Botox to relieve the furrows between her eyebrows. She confided that she was very unhappy with the pouches she had below her eyes but did not want surgery. After discussing her options with her, Dr. Kass used Juvederm to fill in the under eye hollows. The result? The patient looks like she had expensive eyelid surgery without the down time and or the expense of surgery. She is thrilled that Dr. Kass suggested this for her.

 




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This 37-year-old woman was extremely self-conscious about the scar she received from a car accident. While Dr. Kass explained that nothing could take away or "erase" the scar (as some competitors' ads might suggest), he did believe that a filler such as restylane might make the scar much less noticeable by filling in the areas of depression. Both of them were thrilled with the results of this non-surgical procedure.

 




Botox

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Although it seems like just about EVERYONE is offering Botox injections nowadays, Dr. Kass began using this drug before it was even on the market at all! He trained with doctors who used this for investigational purposes for neurologic movement disorders (tics). He used it for this purpose in his practice long before the first description ever appeared regarding cosmetic applications.

 




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Botox is approved for cosmetic use to treat the furrows between the eyebrows. But Dr. Kass has also found Botox highly effective at treating horizontal forehead lines as well as lines caused by Crow's feet (pictured here). The results are extremely gratifying both to Dr. Kass and to the patient. This may explain why Botox is easily the number one cosmetic procedure performed in the US today!

 





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