A Farewell Message
Dear Friends & Patients, The end of August and my retirement are fast approaching. The years have gone by much too fast. I still remember my early years in practice, and it doesn’t seem that long ago, but here I am saying goodbye to all of you. That’s not an easy thing to do as
Tummy Tuck vs. Extended Tummy Tuck
Are you wondering the difference between a “Tummy Tuck” and an “Extended Tummy Tuck”? Dr. Ronald DeMars, Portland Plastic Surgeon, has a busy tummy tuck practice and often informs patients of the difference. Starting with the basics: a “Tummy Tuck”, also known as an Abdominoplasty, is done to tighten and flatten the tummy and is
Is It Possible To Have A Breast Lift Without Breast Implants?
Are you considering a breast enhancing surgery, and wondering if it’s possible to get a breast lift without breast implants? Dr. DeMars discusses this topic, and the options, below. “As you can imagine, with over 35 years as a Portland plastic surgeon, I’ve received and answered many questions about how a patient’s goal can be
Choosing Between Non-Surgical and Surgical Options for My Facial Rejuvenation
When patients are discussing facial rejuvenation with Dr. DeMars they frequently confuse the surgical and non-surgical techniques available, wondering which they should be doing. In many cases Dr. DeMars will recommend using a combination of the techniques for maximum effectiveness. Surgical and Non-Surgical techniques should not be thought of as “Either-Or” choices as they are
Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon: The Importance of Board Certification
When it comes to choosing your plastic surgeon, there are several factors to consider. Experience, skill and training are just some of the qualities to look for in a plastic surgeon. The only way to ensure your plastic surgeon has these qualities and others is to verify whether he or she is certified by the
How I Decided to Become a Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Ronald DeMars
Patients frequently ask me why I went into plastic surgery, one of the specialties that requires the longest training (9-12 years after college). From 3rd grade I was convinced I would be a surgeon. By the time I was in High School my mother was the office manager for one of the largest groups of
How can I avoid getting a pulled up look from a face lift?
A facelift should give you a rested youthful look, not a tight look. There are so many different ways to do a face lift, some giving the soft youthful rested look you should have and others a “surgical” look. A skilled surgeon will analyze with you the aging changes that are happening and what options
How Do I Choose the Right Breast Implant Size?
Picking the right breast implant is always a concern for patients. But remember this is the first time you have been faced with the decision. Dr. DeMars makes these decisions several times a week and has done so for 25 years. After you discuss your breast augmentation goals, Dr. DeMars will be able to guide
I am concerned about scars from a Tummy Tuck
There are various ways to do a tummy tuck in Portland, the most common is a low scar in the pubic area stretching from hip to hip. You need to realize the scar will migrate up slightly from where the markings are made prior to surgery, so always make it just a little lower than