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Many patients travel to see Dr. Leong due to his exceptional clinical results and high quality communication as evidenced from his excellent patient reviews.
The Facial Specialist
Meet Dr. Paul Leong MD FACS
As a Pittsburgh Facial Plastic Surgeon, one of the simplest ways to understand Dr. Leong’s practice is that he is tremendously specialized. If you think about it, every other area of medicine is so highly specialized – why not plastic surgery? Dr. Leong feels he can achieve superior results because he focuses on a small number of procedures, all of which are focused on your face. Dr. Leong routinely shares this knowledge through his publications, lectures at national and international conferences, and media engagements. Our face defines so much of who we are in the world, so the tremendous importance of natural and beautiful results is obvious. Whether in his surgical practice or with the large number of non-surgical procedures he performs every day, Dr. Leong takes very seriously his responsibility of providing you with the most natural, elegant, and safe results possible.
Dr. Leong routinely presents at international Plastic Surgery Conferences and leading medical centers in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
My 2 best friends and I are getting ready to make our 4th trip to spend the afternoon with Dr. Leong. Writing this review is long overdue. We have all been so pleased with every aspect of our experience with Dr. Leong. His skill, candor, beside manner and professionalism all rate 5 stars!
Dawn C., Pittsburgh,PA
I am 52 and as most women my age, I am interested in staying as young looking as possible! I’ve always had a lot of “eyelid” (extra skin) and the older I got, the more my eye area looked “tired” and heavy. After having the surgery, my eyes look refreshed and I definitely feel like it makes my whole face look younger!
Diana R., Pittsburgh,PA
Popular Face and Neck Procedures
Facelift and Necklift
Pittsburgh facelift surgeon, Dr. Leong has a true passion for facelift and neck lift surgery – it is one of the most common procedures he performs. Dr. Leong is widely recognized for his facelift expertise and routinely lectures on his techniques in the United States and around the world. His priorities are to achieve completely natural appearing results, superior and long lasting cosmetic improvement, and optimal safety for his patients. There are many ways to take short-cuts with facelift surgery, but they don’t produce the best results for patients. Dr. Leong uses the most advanced deep plane facelift techniques to achieve durable results that don’t appear stretched or unnatural. Dr. Leong likes to say, “If it doesn’t look natural, it doesn’t look good”. All facelift incisions are meticulously positioned and closed to make them as invisible as possible. His gentle surgical technique allows for rapid recovery and minimal discomfort. Every facelift procedure receives all his effort and talent to get the best result for you.
Rhinoplasty is often felt to be the queen of Facial Plastic Surgery, and understandably so. Excellence in Rhinoplasty (nose job) surgery requires years of focused training, followed by a practice that has Rhinoplasty as a significant percentage of the surgeon’s case load – as in Dr. Leong’s Pittsburgh Rhinoplasty practice. Dr. Leong’s goal is produce a nose that harmoniously fits with the natural features of your face. As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Leong is keenly aware that rhinoplasty is often both a cosmetic and a functional procedure. It’s very important that your nose not just look it’s best, but it should breath just as well or better than before the rhinoplasty surgery. In addition to reviewing many of his patient’s rhinoplasty results, Dr. Leong will use state of the art morphing technology to illustrate the outcome you might expect. Dr. Leong has reputation for producing elegant rhinoplasty results, without the excessively pointy, scooped, or turned up results that comes with rushed and inexperienced surgery. Dr. Leong’s philosophy is not to leave the operating room until the rhinoplasty result is as outstanding as he can achieve.
Dr. Leong often tells his patients that Blepharoplasty surgery can make an enormous impact for a fairly small procedure – the eyes truly are the window to the soul! Many patients notice subtle aging around the eyes before other areas of the face. Whether addressing excess skin and fat deposits in the upper or lower eyelid, Dr. Leong’s meticulous technique optimizes scar healing and allows for a rapid recovery process. In Dr. Leong’s Pittsburgh blepharoplasty practice there is always a high priority on the patient’s safety and comfort. Care is taken to ensure that the functional role of the eyelids is preserved while seeking the best possible cosmetic result. As with so many areas of facial plastic surgery, there is a delicate balance between obtaining the ideal rejuvenation, maintaining an absolutely natural appearance, and placing safety first – this is nowhere more true than with blepharoplasty surgery.
Dr. Leong and his nurse injectors have a very particular approach and technique of injecting Botox Cosmetic – we call it the Sistine Style. The goal is for the results to be very natural, not appearing overly stiff or artificial. The Sistine team injects all the standard areas of the face – the forehead, crowsfeet, and the glabella (the area between the eyebrows). Additionally, we are experts in all of the boutique areas that Botox Cosmetic and Dysport can be injected – the gummy smile, corners of the mouth, chin, etc. Each of the nurse injectors in Dr. Leong’s Pittsburgh Botox practice observes and practices with Dr. Leong for many months before treating patients. This disciplined approach ensures that all the nurse injectors at Sistine Plastic Surgery inject Botox Cosmetic and Dysport in exactly the same way as Dr. Leong – assuring a quality experience for our patients.
Dermal filler injections like Restylane and Juvederm have experienced an incredible evolution in recent years, progressing from a technique to puff out nasolabial folds to a tool that can be used to sculpt virtually any area of the face. When performed with the highest quality, dermal filler injections can achieve stunning results without the downtime and expense of surgery. Dr. Leong has been in the lead with this evolution, routinely giving lectures on the topic across the country. Importantly, Dr. Leong has not used sharp needles to inject fillers for many years. Instead, Dr. Leong uses tiny, blunt-tipped microcannulas to inject dermal fillers. There is widening agreement among top quality injectors around the world that the microcannula technique results in less bruising, is more comfortable, and is safer for patients. As one of the first providers to use blunt-tipped microcannulas to inject Restylane and Juvederm in Pittsburgh, Dr. Leong constantly updates and advances his techniques to provide his patients with superb results.
Sculptra Aesthetic is a unique filler that helps the body produce its own collagen to tackle the slow loss of volume that occurs with age. Especially with patients that are health conscious and strive to exercise regularly, thinning of facial tissue is a common complaint. Sculptra Aesthetic is the perfect tool to counter facial thinning while maintaining a totally natural appearance. Another advantage is that the results typically last for years, rather than months. Like all dermal fillers, Dr. Leong only uses microcannulas to inject Sculptra Aesthetic, greatly reducing bruising and virtually eliminating recovery time. Dr. Leong’s huge experience with Sculptra Aesthetic in his Pittsburgh practice enables him to deliver natural and long-lasting results for his patients.
Cortex Laser Skin Resurfacing and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Surgery can reposition skin and muscle, dermal fillers can restore volume, Botox Cosmetic can smooth wrinkles in certain areas of the face, but what do you do renew the appearance of the skin overall? Expertly applied laser treatment is the answer and can be a huge advantage for patients seeking more youthful skin. Dr. Leong uses a variety of energy devices, including the Cortex laser – a powerful blend of fraction CO2 and Erbium-Yag lasers that improves fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and color inconsistencies. For Pittsburgh patients who are focused on skin pigment issues and facial vessels Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is an ideal tool.
Some patients want to achieve lifting and tightening of the skin of their face and neck but aren’t ready for the commitment of surgery. Other patients have already had a facelift but want to maintain their results for years into the future. For these circumstances, Ultherapy can be a powerful tool. While certainly not equivalent to the results that can be expected with surgery, Ultherapy is the only device that has succeeded in obtaining a FDA approval for lifting the skin of the forehead, face, neck – rather than simply tightening that tissue.
Sistine Medical Grade Skin Care
State of the art surgical and non-surgical treatments will not achieve their full potential unless they are supported by top-quality medical grade skin care. Dr. Leong has designed his own custom line of medical grade skin care that is meant to complement and enhance the impact of all the facial plastic procedures in his practice. Dr. Leong often combines his medical grade skin care regimen with mild to moderate chemical peels or micro needling with the Skin Pen.
Tear Trough and Under Eye Dark Circle Treatment
One of the earlier signs of aging involves the thin and delicate skin directly under the eye. Many of Dr. Leong’s patients complain of dark circles under the eyes, others describe this area as a “tear trough”. The tear trough area is one of the most effective areas treated with dermal fillers such as Restylane, with improvement lasting a year or longer. Dr. Leong has used his microcannula technique to treat thousands of Pittsburgh patients with dark circles or tear troughs – find out if this treatment might be helpful for you as well!
Some patients are interested in changing the shape of their nose, but don’t want to commit to a surgical procedure. Perhaps they want to avoid the downtime or expense of surgery, or maybe they just want to see what changes look like before undertaking a permanent surgical procedure. Dr. Leong uses his specialized microcannula technique to inject dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse to sculpt and refine the appearance of the nose. Asian and African-American patients in Pittsburgh have found the non-surgical rhinoplasty technique to be particularly helpful.
Non-Surgical Chin and Jawline Enhancement
While Dr. Leong performs surgical chin implant procedures, he has also found non-surgical chin enhancement with dermal fillers can be very satisfying for patients. Supplementing the chin and jaw line with expertly injected dermal fillers allows patients to experience many of the results of a traditional surgical procedure, without the expense and downtime of surgery. Dermal fillers are not just for enhancing the soft tissue of the face, these fillers can be used to change the appearance of the bony structure of the face. Dr. Leong’s expertise with these techniques allows patients to fine tune their results to obtain beautiful and natural results.
Asian Non-Surgical Innovations
Asia has become a worldwide hub or innovation for both surgical and non-surgical facial plastic surgery techniques. Dr. Leong has participated in the exciting innovation emerging from Asia by lecturing routinely at leading Asian plastic surgery conferences. Examples of procedures that Pittsburgh Asian patients regularly request include Asian Jaw Reduction and the Lying Silkworm. Asian Jaw Reduction involves injecting Botox Cosmetic or Dysport to the masseter muscles to reduce the width of the jaw, creating the desirable V-shaped lower face. The Lying Silkworm is a delicate and subtle procedure for enhancing the lower eyelid with dermal filler.