Dr. Michael Byun

Renowned Plastic Surgeon

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Dr. Byun is a true artist. He has the unique ability to visualize how a patient will look while keeping a medical perspective of what is possible. Also, Dr. Byun's goal is for a natural look so that no one knows that you have had plastic surgery but everyone sees the difference. The patient above illustrates Dr. Byun's abilities.

This patient had the following procedures:

  • Mandibleplasty in order to soften the jawbone area- Only a few plastic surgeons can perform this procedure.
  • Combined with a Zygomaplasty.
  • Frontal browbone was shaved to give a gentler curvature.
  • Midface lift/Mid-facelift restored the cheek area and reduced the jowl lines.
  • Eyelift combined with the Midface lift gives a more youthful look around the eyes.
  • Endoscopic browlift.

These procedures soften the patient's appearance and give beautiful curvature around her face. No other plastic surgeon has the knowledge and experience to know what has to be done, perform the delicate procedures, and give such a dramatic and natural looking result.

   
  • Muscle Face Lift
  • Multiple Vector Lift
  • Multi-Plane Lift
  • Eye Muscle Sparing Lower Lift Blepharoplasty
  • Upper Lid Anchor Fold Technique
  • Brow Lift without using metal screws
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  • Procedures: Lower Blepharoplasty, Endoscopic Brow Lift, Midface Lift, Jowl Lift, Neck Lift, Lipo Chin, Dermabrasion To Brow Scar, Brow Scar Release, Fascia Graft
  • Photos were taken 5 months post surgery.

"As a recovering alcoholic I now dedicate my life to a healthy mind, body, and spirit. My face however, was starting to look sad and tired. Thanks to Dr. Byun's skills as a surgeon, I now look so youthful and well-rested. It's very natural looking. A 'rebirth' is what I've experienced from Dr. Byun."

   
 

Profession: Singer/Entertainer

Procedures:

  • Endoscopic-assisted browlift with facelift
  • Muscle lift, buccinator tightening
  • Jowl lift
  • Neck lift and neck lipsuction
  • Lower lid canthopexy
  • Upper lid blepharoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty with septoplasty
  • Turbinectomy
 

 

Procedures:

  • Endoscopic-assisted browlift with facelift
  • Facial muscle lift; buccinator tightening (droopy lower cheek next to mouth),
  • Jowl lift
  • Neck lift and neck lipsuction
  • Lower lid canthopexy (the tightening of lower lid margin)
  • Upper lid blepharoplasty (the removal of skin and tightening of eye muscle)
  • Rhinoplasty with septoplasty (to straighten the septum dividing left and right nostrils) and turbinectomy (reduction or removal of an enlarged turbinate from inside the nose to improve breathing); correction of the malrotated lower lateral cartilage, reduction of the hump, and to improve nasal airway

This patient is a professional singer that was looking to restore a youthful and natural appearance that she once remembered having. With being in the entertainment industry since the age of fourteen and performing in front of hundreds of audience members regularly, Dr. Byun understood patient’s desire to bring back a young and lively stage presence.

Patient sought to improve the large, droopy circles underneath her eyes and sagging cheeks, which involved tightening the cheek and neck area muscles and tissues. Due to her tired-looking eyes, Dr. Byun chose to lift the lateral hood of the brow and skin of the upper lid while enhancing the depth of the upper lid crease, all through minimal incisions. She wished to improve the prominent hump on her nose and minimize the flare-up of the nostrils mostly due to a deviated septum and hanging columella.

The procedures included repositioning the brow and vertically redistributing tissue and muscles through a very specific and gentle multiple vector pull approach. Dr. Byun performed lower lid canthopexy in order to repair the dark circles underneath her eyes and tighten the lid margin and muscles. In order to improve sagging skin around the corners of the mouth, he then lifted the buccinators muscles to compress the cheeks tight to her teeth without pulling the mouth sideways. Unlike most surgeons who tend to approach the neck left through the back of the neck along the hairline, Dr. Byun vertically lifted the jaw area and approached the platysma neck muscle through the lateral part of the face. Dr. Byun believes that aging occurs vertically, and therefore approaches his work in a fashion that does not pull the skin horizontally in an unnatural way. Dr. Byun’s delicate touch and skillful hands allowed the patient to shed years from her appearance, allowing her to feel fresh, energized and comfortable performing in front of her large crowds.

“How can I express the gratitude that overwhelms my spirit each time I gaze into the mirror? To see the sparkle in my eyes restored, a smile once forgotten remembered and a beautiful new nose that only you envisioned as God intended. And with the ghost of old age now banished from my neckline, I see the reflection of my youth— a better, softer version of myself— startling, magical, miraculous. I now possess a face by Byun, and even my creator is impressed. Thank you from the bottom of my grateful heart, and the best of everything to you and yours.”

 

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  • Procedures:
    • Canthopexy
    • Release of brow muscles
    • Fasciocutaneous flap, check and neck, bilateral
    • Rhinoplasty
    • Septoplasty and trubinectomy
    • Genioplasty
    • Plication of the platysmal band
    • Pyriform augmentation
    • Redo of the cleft lip

The patient was was born with a primary complete left upper lip cleft lip and palate. He underwent numerous surgeries as a child and most recently at the age of 14 had a double-jaw surgery with LeFort II reconstruction and LeFort I reconstruction. The reconstructions had failed and relapsed, causing further scarring. Noted was the downslanting of the upper eye and lower cheek areas, due to the scar contracture from the previous surgery. He has compensatory lip curling which blunted the chin.

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Patient 3 weeks post surgery
  • Procedures: Endoscopic-assisted muscle lift of midface, buccinator and the buccal fat and jowl area; lower lid canthoplasty with blepharoplasty;upper lid blepharoplasty with anchor technique; browlift; chin and neck lift; fat graft to the temple area, bilateral.

 

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