"During my surgical training in West Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, the privacy needs of celebrity patients and clients required utmost discretion. I offer private services for clients including corporate executives, public figures, and anyone who prefers in-home procedures and consultations. I am accustomed to working with personal assistants to coordinate services and confidentiality is ALWAYS maintained. I will do my best to accommodate your needs whether you'd like to host a toxin and filler party, have me provide a lecture or product demo, or you simply prefer to see me from the comfort of home." - Dr. Chang
The eyes convey so much...emotion, energy, age, feelings, memories...the list goes on. Patients often seek help when their eyes no longer "send the right message." Their eyes may look older, angrier, or more tired than they feel. During your consultation, Dr. Chang will explain the anatomic changes she sees in the eyelid tissues and design a unique treatment plan. Modern eyelid surgery has evolved into a sophisticated three-dimensional surgery extending beyond traditional pocedures that left patients with tightness and restricted movement and expression. Now, micro-incisions placed along the natural lines of the eyelid, combined with tissue augmentation and excision, achieve rejuvenation in these delicate areas. In certain cases, reinforcement of weakened muscles (ptosis repair) improves functional outcomes and recreates a youthful appearance.
AccuTite, FaceTite & Morpheus8
Dr. Chang offers innovative minimally invasive treatments for the face, body, and skin with state-of-the-art radiofrequency technology. Face and neck contouring with FaceTite and AccuTite creates more defined facial characteristics and a younger, brighter appearance. During treatment, radiofrequency energy is delivered to remodel skin, fat and tissue, as well as address signs of aging, irregularities and pigmentation. Microneedling with Morpheus8 uses deep fractional, radiofrequency treatment for exceptional skin, tissue and collagen remodeling to improve skin appearance and reduce irregularities.
Neurotoxins (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®), dermal fillers (Restylane® and Juvederm® family of products and others like Belotero®, Radiesse®, Sculptra®, Versa®), lipo-dissolving agents, thread lift, vein sclerosis, and skin resurfacing are some of the nonsurgical rejuvenation tools Dr. Chang has at her disposal. The aesthetic power of these tools lay in their masterful use by an expert anatomist who uses the minimal product to achieve maximum benefit, combining products for a synergistic and balanced effect (and helps avoid complications and saves money for patients). Dr. Chang respects these tools and recognizes their potential for complications. Her research on filler-related complications has earned her international recognition and awards.
Dr. Chang combines muscle modulators (Botox®, for example) and volumizing agents to revolutionize treatment of the aging forehead. Surgery, however, remains the most powerful way to lift the forehead, with precise control of tissues and longer lasting results. Depending on the extent of tissue descent and desired appearance, various surgical approaches including small incision direct brow lift, endoscopic forehead lift, or pretrichial forehead lift may be used. Brow and forehead surgery are usually performed in conjunction with eyelid and facelift surgeries to create a balanced rejuvenative effect across the face. They can, however, be used in isolation to address gravitational descent, create symmetry of facial features, and improve functional imbalance following facial palsy.
Coming to plastic surgery from a background of microsurgical training in ophthalmology, Dr. Chang is an expert in the treatment of eyelid & orbital disease. The scope of Dr. Chang’s reconstructive surgery practice includes removal of eyelid growths, repair of Mohs (skin cancer surgery) defects, treatment of tear duct obstruction, removal of orbital tumors, orbital fracture repair, and rehabilitative surgery in patients with thyroid eye disease.
Face and necklift surgery, when performed correctly, is far more complex than simply pulling the skin taught to give a “windswept” appearance. Armed with detailed knowledge of how the face ages at multiple different levels (loss of skin elasticity, muscle weakening, fat prolapse and bony asymmetry) and her bias toward a natural refreshing aesthetic, Dr. Chang performs face and necklift surgery by supporting deeper structures of the face, transferring abdominal fat as needed to restore youthful volume, and smoothing the skin though incisions hidden behind the hairline and ears.
Fat transfer is a powerful way to replenish youthful volume to the face without the need for repeated synthetic filler injections. The fat is suctioned from the abdomen or thighs through small hidden incisions, immediately processed, then injected into the desired location. Facial fat transfer is commonly performed at the same time as other facial procedures to achieve utmost rejuvenation, but can also be used in patients who suffer from post-traumatic deformities or disease-induced lipoatrophy.