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Dermal Filler Options

Dr. BYUN does not recommend fillers of any form. This includes popular treatments such as Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, etc. The fillers migrate (downwards), and accelerate the aging process by adding weight and unwanted volume to the face. Consistent use can lead to drastic changes to the face, even creating a boxy/square jawline. Therefore, we do not offer those services. The only filler option we provide is lip filler, as the filler will not migrate, or accelerate the aging process. We do offer effective, natural alternatives to filler that create structural changes, while still keeping you looking like you.

Dr. BYUN loves the use of PRP treatments as they prove to be a fantastic alternative to fillers. He prefers to focus on natural and organic anti-aging treatments that are safe for all patients. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments are a more natural approach for anti-aging treatments, rather than the use of fillers and fat transfers. These treatments use your own blood to increase elastin and collagen production. Dr. BYUN would prefer to use PRP as a natural filler, to amplify the natural growth factor your body uses to heal and restore tissue. The PRP treatment will help your skin to rejuvenate faster, without the risk of an allergic reaction or skin sensitivity. There are a few treatment options including: PRP Injections, and PRP Injections with Dermal Spin, also known as Microtunneling.

Dr. BYUN says, “Stop Everything!”

Dr. BYUN has been teaching this very simple, yet important concept for over 25 years; “STOP Everything and JUST Age!” Don’t let bad cosmetic procedures be performed on you because you will be chasing problem after problem until you’re no longer recognizable. Dr. BYUN teaches this to everyone he can including his students and residents at Northwestern University. Yes, everyone ages. But every ‘minor’ cut, pull, injection and fat transfer add up and negatively affect one’s ‘normal aging.’  No, you don’t have to age like a grandma, you can age gracefully with a Face Restoration, which is 180° different from a Facelift. The popular buzzwords such as vertical lift, deep plane lift, etc are all pulling the tissues apart from where they came from. Fat grafts leave lumps and migrate south, especially with multiple treatments. Man made pharmaceutical products should NOT be stuffed into the face due to making the face heavier thus expediting the aging process. PDO threading and skin tightening lasers all create scar tissues and damage your tissues.

ALL of these nonsensical procedures should be stopped immediately. Surgeons, dermatologists, and other related titles should honor human facial tissues, not pump them up, burn or destroy them. Do NOT let any surgeon pull your facial tissues away (up and sideways), and definitely do NOT let them add anything to, or subtract anything from your face. The only way Plastic surgeons should be repairing the face is by placing the tissues back to where they came from. DIRECTION is what has Dr. BYUN standing out amongst his peers. While 99% of surgeons will pull the skin, muscles, and other tissues up and away (towards the ears), Dr. BYUN places the muscles back up and IN towards the MIDLINE of the face; back to where the muscles fell from in the first place, honoring the orientation of the tissues, their insertion, and origin of muscle fibers. He does not pull them away, but telescopes them back into layers. Dr. BYUN visualizes the aging muscles from underneath via endoscope during this procedure. He sees facial tissues from the inside out, not the outside in. This is the most physiologically correct way to repair the ‘aging’ face

Dr. BYUN is considered a global expert and leader in facial enhancement procedures. Aging normally over the next 20+ years after the repair is the true BYUN difference.

You may be wondering, how is he the only surgeon using this technique? The answer is found in the before and after photos of many surgeons. Other surgeons choose to showcase very young patients and neglect to show how they age over time. Their faces aren’t restored, if you look closely, you can see the patient’s displaced muscles. They can look “good” for a short period of time due to swelling, and the temporary benefits of fat grafts and/or fillers BUT, eventually, they age into an abnormal face.

If you have these above issues, you will be a good candidate for Dr. BYUN’s restorative repair surgery. If you have been delaying face surgery because you have seen so many bad facelifts out there, you have come to the right source. Dr. BYUN will honor your tissues and put your aging tissues back to their native position, so you will look normal and age normally forever.

Revolutionary Vision,
Unmatched Outcomes

Below is an example of a patient with filler complications, corrected by Chicago’s Top Plastic Surgeon Dr. BYUN. The patient was unhappy with the heaviness of her face, as well as how square her face was becoming due to prolonged use of fillers. Dr. BYUN was able to restore her face back to a more desired appearance by using his signature Muscle Repair Facelift.

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