Until recently, the field of plastic surgery ranged from a luxury for the rich and famous to a necessity for patients with cancer, severe wounds, or disfigurements. Filling the gap between the two has taken an evolution of sorts that has included educating the public about aesthetic options and making cosmetic surgery affordable to many.
Today, plastic surgeons perform many procedures in an outpatient setting that previously required a hospital stay. “Improvements with anesthesia have played an important role,” says Mark Mason, MD. Throughout his career, he has also witnessed the advancement of nonsurgical options, such as dermal fillers, which allow patients to achieve amazing results. “The aesthetic field has exploded,” he adds. “Fillers are lasting longer and producing better results with minimal downtime.”
Over the past 16 years, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mason has taken a VIP approach to every patient—from women longing to regain their pre-pregnancy figures to men wanting to lift droopy eyelids or reduce their love handles. “I’ve really enjoyed having a diverse practice,” he says, “where I can make positive changes happen for people and improve their self-image.”
Patients at Southlake Plastic Surgery meet with Dr. Mason to discuss their goals and then explore their options. “Most people are pretty well-informed when they come in,” Dr. Mason said, “but we still like to talk about what they hope to achieve and how we can help them accomplish that.” No wonder Living Magazine readers in Southlake and Keller/Haslet have voted Dr. Mason their choice for Best Plastic Surgeon since the contest began!
Some of his patients’ goals are to stave off the effects of aging and postpone surgery. Dr. Mason’s talented team includes a skincare and laser aesthetician and a registered nurse who has performed his injectables for 15 years. They now offer the latest nonsurgical option for reducing a double chin, Kybella, which dissolves fat below the skin’s surface. “It’s a good alternative to liposuction for those wanting to make a modest change,” Dr. Mason says.
But Dr. Mason’s most popular procedure is still breast surgery—augmentations and lifts. In fact, he’s performed over 6,000 breast surgeries during his career. He’s considered such an authority on the procedure that he was one of the surgeons chosen to participate in the FDA study of the Ideal Implant—an updated saline implant that proves to be a popular choice for women who don’t want silicone implants. “The implant feels more natural than traditional saline implants,” Dr. Mason says.
With any procedure you might be considering—surgical or nonsurgical—the best advice Dr. Mason can offer is plan ahead. With spring and summer around the corner, now is the time to schedule a consultation. “Although breast augmentation surgery is relatively uncomplicated, recovery time is necessary before planning to fly, exercise, or swim,” he advises. Mommy Makeovers—where two or more procedures are completed at the same time—take an even longer recovery period, but most women can be back to regular activities within six to eight weeks.
Southlake Plastic Surgery has an accredited AAAASF on-site facility, which ensures privacy and safety for patients, and all general anesthesia is administered by a physician anesthesiologist. Call today to schedule your consultation. In-office financing is available for qualified patients.
Trust Southlake Plastic Surgery for:
- breast lift and augmentation
- Mommy Makeovers
- tummy tuck
- BOTOX and injectables such as Juvéderm and Kybella
- skin care, cosmetics, and laser services
- chin augmentation
- eyelid, brow, and face lifts
- spider veins
Mark E. Mason, MD
900 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 100
Southlake, Texas 76092
Text: Pamela Hammonds
Photo: Guy T