I have performed over 2,000 nasal surgeries dealing with almost all types of noses. I was the first surgeon to routinely perform open (external) rhinoplasty in California (1981) introducing the technique to prominent nationally recognized experts . As one of the more surgeon rhinoplasty surgeons in the Bay Area, I also continue to perform closed rhinoplasty on the appropriate nose. Most younger surgeons are not familiar with the closed approach which is usually quicker to perform and can be less traumatic than the open technique.
I perform a full range of facial rejuvenation procedures having been amongst those who pioneered the short flap, minimally invasive face lift introduced to me by Dr. Richard Webster in 1973. This operation, which now goes by all kinds of commercial names by many practitioners and groups, remains the mainstay of my facial rejuvenation philosophy. Eyelid lifts, forehead/brow lifts, neck lifts and chin augmentations are often performed with the basic cheek-neck lift. There are many variations on the theme along with other ancillary procedures Such as deep skin resurfacing) that vary with the needs of a particular patient. Facial fillers, microdermabrasion and Botox are provided in our facility but in my opinion are no substitute for a facelift. They serve the purpose of correcting those things that surgery does not correct and are no substitutes for surgery.
No more than a handful of surgeons in the world can claim an equivalent breadth of experience I have had in hair restoration surgery. My experience goes from plug grafts to flaps to scalp reductions to expansion and extension, to mini grafts and micro grafts, and now, for the past 14 years, follicular unit grafting. The hairline lowering operation I often perform evolved out of the flap and scalp reduction experience. The experience I have had with all of these modalities has allowed me to exercise a broad range of judgment as to what might work for you as the individual patient.
Please note: Dr. Kabaker has been the choice of many plastic and cosmetic surgeons to perform their personal hair transplantation. There have been over 25 such cases from the local area plus at least 100 physician and dentist patients.
My background in facial plastic surgery and hair restoration surgery puts me in a unique position in regard to doing this procedure, usually performed on women. I will make a claim, and leave others to contest it, that I have the greatest experience and expertise with the procedure of lowering the female hairline with a direct surgical advancement procedure. (Please see section on hairline lowering/forehead reduction.) I have performed hundreds of these procedures and find quite a bit of variation from person to person in their anatomy and desires, and therefore each operation involves individual planning and variation in the exact technique. I recently, for educational purposes, made three videos of this procedure. As I examine them and study them, I find that these were three significantly different operations to accomplish the same goal. Therefore, if you are considering this hairline lowering procedure, I cannot state the exact plan without seeing, examining, and talking to you. Each operation I perform is quite individualized in its planning and execution.
Through the Internet, we can get a good idea of what we might want to do and I have a routine of exchanging information and having telephone consultations before being seen and potentially scheduled for surgery. The majority of my patients for this operation come far from the San Francisco Bay Area and we have to take this into consideration. More questions? Click Here.