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Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Dr. Michael Echavez received his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley, and his medical degree from UC San Francisco. Following medical school, Dr. Echavez remained at UCSF to complete two years of general surgery and four years of head and neck surgery residency training. He subsequently completed a year of specialized fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in Cincinnati, through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Echavez is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Recontructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He is an active member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, has lectured to groups throughout the country and published scientific medical papers.
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read more › Most of us have something that we wish we could change about our appearance whether it's something simple as reducing the appearance of scars or something more intense such as traditional facelift, reshaping the nose or ears or improving eyelids appearance. There are a number of issues that someone may want to address with facial cosmetic surgery such as tightening sagging skin, reducing lines and wrinkles, facial and neck fatty deposits as well as reducing the appearance of scars and skin blemishes that may be playing down on the self-esteem.

read more › This includes the removal of cysts, moles, lumps, such as lipomas, and other skin lesions. Spider veins, pigmented lesions and certain birth marks, such as port wine stains can also be treated by using a laser. Frequently, these procedures can easily be performed in the office and involve little recovery time. Blemishes on the body like scars, moles and lumps can not only cause extreme self-conscious behavior but can also potentially lead to physical problems down the road. With a quick incision and short recovery time cosmetic surgeons can easily remove any mark you desire leaving you to enjoy your blemish free skin forever.

read more › Facial implants augment, reconstruct or rejuvenate your features. Made of specially formed solid, biocompatible materials, implants are available in a wide range of sizes and styles for the chin and cheek. Many facial implant patients are bothered by a small chin or lack of facial contour. With facial implants, they can add or restore contour and/or proportion to the face. Dr. Echavez has spent more than 25 years working with patients in the SF area. With his expertise and the assistance of his professional staff at SF Plastic Surgery, facial implants are improving the lives of hundreds of men and women each year.

read more › Otoplasty in San Francisco is a procedure which corrects protrusion of the ears and thus moves the ears closer to the head. The surgery to correct protruding ears is performed in an outpatient surgery center and involves the use of light sedation. Dr. Echavez offers cosmetic ear surgery in San Francisco with great results! Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. The surgery has helped thousands of men, women, and children in San Francisco who were embarrassed or dissatisfied with the size or shape of their ears.

read more › When you are considering face lift cosmetic surgery in San Francisco know that Dr. Echavez is well regarded as one of the best cosmetic surgeons Seattle and San Francisco has to offer. He and his staff offer a wide range of services with excellent medical standards. You may be an appropriate candidate for a number of procedures. These might include BOTOX, a mini-lift, Sculptra, or a thread lift. Whatever your needs, our clinic will be happy to discuss with you which procedure is in your best interest.

read more › Forehead cosmetic surgery is an ideal procedure for those who wish to have a more youthful appearance in a short amount of time. Forehead cosmetic surgery, most commonly performed as a forehead lift, consists of tightening the skin of the forehead and raising the eyebrows to a more youthful position. Dr. Echavez is a premier facial plastic surgeon in San Francisco and Seattle that performs forehead plastic surgery in San Francisco. This forehead lift procedure is one of the more common forms of plastic surgery in San Francisco, as it provides optimal results with minimal recovery time.

read more › Surgery of the upper and lower eyelids is done to remove excess fat and skin and give the face a more rested and youthful appearance. Upper Eyelid Surgery involves removing excess skin and sometimes fat on the upper eyelid. Blepharoplasty aka Eyelid Surgery in San Francisco - is a surgical procedure that is designed to improve the appearance of eyelids. It can be performed on either the upper lids or lower lids, or on both. If you want to improve the appearance of your eyelids or are experiencing functionality problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery just might be the perfect solution to rejuvenate the area around your eyes.

read more › Liposuction in the neck area removes fat to provide more definition. The procedure is performed in an outpatient surgery center and requires light sedation. Most people experience little pain after the procedure and the recovery period is about one week. We offer liposuction in San Francisco. Have you been working out and eating right but still can't seem to get rid of that excess fat under your chin? Many times diet and exercise are just not enough and in situations like this, cosmetic procedures like Neck Liposuction in San Francisco can work wonders.

read more › Most people think that a Rhinoplasty is only done for cosmetic reasons, but that is not the case. Many people have medical reasons for undergoing this procedure; such as repairing a break in their nose or to remove a growth. A rhinoplasty aka as nose reshaping surgery has many different benefits and can help you achieve the results you are seeking. A rhinoplasty in San Francisco can help you achieve a nose size that is in balance with the size of your face, get rid of humps and depressions, fix asymmetry, or fix a nasal tip that is drooping, upturned, hooked, or bulbous.

read more › Many scars, including those caused by acne, can be made less conspicuous with minor surgical procedures. Some scars are best treated with surgical methods, while others may respond better to laser resurfacing or dermabrasion. Some may also be improved with injectable fillers. Scar Revision San Francisco: Everyone at some point in their life has received a scar. They are an unavoidable part of life that are the result of either an injury, surgery or body modification. Deep, dark scars are the result of poor healing and can be very unsightly and affect your appearance.

read more › Troubled by fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, sagging skin or unwanted fat? If so, Dr. Echavez offers a fine selection of Non Surgical Cosmetic Treatments San Francisco - many of which can be performed during a lunch hour. Dr. Echavez is proud to be one of the first providers to offer CoolTone in San Francisco. This revolutionary technology can build muscle and minimize the appearance of fat in the treatment area. This non-surgical device has 50% more power than leading competitors and can help tone the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and more while being completely non-invasive.

read more › Based on the successful technology behind BodyTite using Radio Frequency, FaceTite is the most advanced treatment in the world for loose facial and neck skin. The treatment is specifically designed to treat the face and neck without causing any damage to any of the delicate areas nearby. FaceTite is a totally non-surgical, sub-dermal procedure that uses radiofrequency to tighten loose skin around the face and jaw up to 36%. It's able to deliver the same amazing results you get with a mini-facelift, but is minimally invasive.

read more › Whatever your age, your skin shows the experiences of your life. Whether you spent the majority of your time outdoors or you suffer the frustrations of acne, ingrown hairs, crow's feet, age spots, blackheads, your skin's condition can be enhanced, strengthened, and improved. There are many services now available to meet your particular needs. Dr. Echavez' clinic and his staff have the experience, knowledge and caring hands to rejuvenate your skin. Some of the frequented treatments can include glycolic acid peels as part of a preventative skin care maintenance program, medium peels for a deeper effect, and microdermabrasion for a gentle exfoliation.

read more › The word lipodystrophy literally means "fat disorder." It is an abnormal change in the way the body distributes and metabolizes fat causing some parts of your body that don't normally store fat to store fat and affecting how your body processes fats and sugars as it breaks down food. Many people who suffer from lipodystrophy suffer from fat being distributed in areas around your body under the skin like the neck and facial areas. While there is no proven way to reverse the changes that occur the body associated with lipodystrophy, cosmetic surgery is leading the way to improving the appearance of those who suffer from it by successfully reversing the changes in fat distribution.

read more › SculpSure is a brand-new treatment that reduces fat without liposuction. By applying laser heat to the fat in your abdomen and "love handles", fat cells are disintegrated, producing an improved body contour. SculpSure San Francisco is a brand-new treatment that reduces fat without liposuction. The best candidates for SculpSure treatment are people near their ideal body weight that have unwanted fat around the abdomen and/or love handles (flanks). The SculpSure San Francisco device applies laser light to the specific area of skin, heating the underlying fat.

read more › BOTOX wrinkle reduction treatments can help patients reduce the appearance of crow's feet, frown lines, forehead lines and other facial features that can prematurely age your face. BOTOX Wrinkle Reduction helps patients minimize the look of crow's feet, frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and other premature signs of aging your face can fall victim to. The BOTOX treatment that we offer for patients in San Francisco, CA is an FDA-approved, top brand therapy that effectively reduces moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles that many people rely on to look their best.

read more › Injections can lift your jawline and transform the appearance of people with receding chins. A hyperactive mentalis muscle contributes to a weakened and blunted-looking chin, and Injection acts on nerves to relax muscles and prevent them from contracting. Yes, Dr. Michael Echavez uses BOTOX for jawline contouring or face slimming. By injecting BOTOX into specific jaw muscles, you can actually slim down your face, giving it a more feminine, symmetrical look. With repeated BOTOX injections, your chewing muscles will become weaker over time, resulting in a smaller jawline.

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