The differences between the two & what is right for you

From a distance, chemical peels and facials may look similar, but they offer different benefits. Just about every person can find a facial that works for them but chemical peels can be a different story. Get a closer look and see if a peel is right for you!

To start off: What is a chemical peel?

Chemical Peels vs. Facials

Chemical peels are a topical treatment performed by Medical Aestheticians. By applying chemicals to the skin, the top layer is gently exfoliated away.

After the treatment, you can expect to see diminished fine lines, a more even skin tone, lightening of dark spots/age spots, fewer breakouts, and an overall more radiant glow.

At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, our Medical Aestheticians use peels that are designed to be gentle. Some peels can be harsh and disrupt the skin’s integrity. Our’s deliver the same results but over a span of time, so they do not compromise your skin’s natural barrier.

So, are chemical peels safe?

Because our peels aren’t as aggressive as others, you won’t experience drastic peeling. Your skin may be dry or slightly flaky right after, but you will not experience a “snakeskin” appearance.

What’s the difference between a chemical peel and a facial?

Chemical peels are a more intensive treatment for the skin. Facials are topical treatments that can include things like steam, extractions, moisturization, and massage elements. With all of these elements combined, facials create a very relaxing experience.

A closer look at other key differences between chemical peels and facials:

Chemical PeelsFacials
Short treatment. No more than 45 minutes.Longer and more luxurious.
Series of 6 treatments every week or every other week.Performed once every 4-6 weeks.
Produces long-term results.Produces more short-term results but can produce long-term results with consistency.
More aggressive treatments.Gentler and more relaxing.

Can I combine chemical peels and facials?

During your chemical peel series, it is recommended to hold off on getting a facial during this time. After your chemical peels have been completed, monthly facials will maintain your skin’s health.

Nikki and Tatjana recommend starting off with a facial first before beginning your peel series. 

Chemical Peel Being Applied

What can I expect during my chemical peel treatment?

The skin is first cleansed and prepped before the peel is applied. Dependent on the peel, it will either sit for 10-20 minutes as one layer or multiple layers will be added every few minutes. The peel is then removed, the skin will be neutralized, moisturizer and/or sunscreen will be applied, and you will be on your way!

What kinds of chemical peels are there?

Donaldson Plastic Surgery offers peels for all types of skin concerns. Acne, age spots, scarring, congestion, redness, are some examples of concerns that peels can address.

Relaxed patient at a Dublin Ohio Medspa

What is best for me?

We highly recommend consulting with an experienced Medical Aesthetician to determine the best route for you when choosing a chemical peel that is right for you. These trained professionals are able to customize your peel dependent on your skin’s needs and sensitivities.

Ready to Feel Deeply Rejuvenated? We’re Here For You!

Tatjana and Nikki can make skincare and treatment recommendations by accessing your skin during a facial or a consultation. You can get scheduled for either appointment by calling (614)-442-7610!

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An In-Depth Look at Dr. Sieffert’s Surgical Technique

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Let’s Face It. It’s Not Just Skin-Deep!

Dr. Sieffert is a highly-skilled plastic surgeon who understands that science and beauty are not just skin-deep. Facelifts are a plastic surgeon’s best tool for addressing facial sagging, but for many, the lifts are simply “skin only”. This is an overly-simplistic approach — facial anatomy is complex, and the deep tissues that are responsible for holding your skin in place are also affected by gravity and aging. The deep plane facelift technique, performed at Donaldson Plastic Surgery, addresses not only the skin layer but also the underlying structures, making it Dr. Sieffert’s preferred method for exceptional facelift results!

What is a Deep Plane Facelift?


A deep plane facelift is an advanced surgical facelift procedure designed to tighten the underlying layer of connective tissue beneath the skin known as the SMAS (superficial musculo-aponeurotic system), while simultaneously lifting, draping, and tightening the skin covering the cheek and lower face. 

This method is, without a doubt, the most effective way to comprehensively correct facial sagging in the mid-to-lower face (more specifically, from the top of the cheekbone to the jawline where the first signs of aging are most likely to appear). Dr. Sieffert can perform advanced deep plane facelift surgery for men and women who would like to see the most significant and long-lasting improvement in these areas and want the best technique available to refresh their features.

What Does the Phrase “Deep Plane” Mean? 

Imagine for a moment the anatomy of the face is separated into 2 layers, or “planes.” The facial skin is the outer-most layer, and beneath that is the connective tissue and muscle layer known as the SMAS. A “deep plane” facelift means the mechanism of action is occurring at the SMAS plane.

What Areas Does a Deep Plane Facelift Include?

A deep plane facelift is chosen to correct concerns related to marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and jowls along the jawline. While it primarily focuses on the cheeks and lower face, it is often paired with fat grafting to address loss of volume throughout the face, and a neck lift to address the chin, neck, and submental region (under the chin). There is no one-size-fits-all approach to this method. Your deep plane surgery is completely customizable to fit your goals and needs.

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Understanding The Advantages & Disadvantages of a Deep Plane Facelift


Advantages:

Disadvantages:

What Happens During a Deep Plane Facelift?

What Happens During a Deep Plane Facelift?

On the day of your surgery, you will meet with Dr. Sieffert before surgery to confirm the procedure plan and address any final questions you may have. Then you will be put under general anesthesia so you are comfortable through the procedure.

After you are resting comfortably under anesthesia, your surgical team will prep and drape the surgical field to begin. Any fat grafting that is indicated will be done first in order to replace lost volume throughout areas such as the temples, nasolabial folds, cheeks, lips, and even ear lobes. In cases where a neck lift is being performed, that procedure is done first. Then the facelift is addressed.

Incisions will be made starting at the hairline in front of the ear and will continue down in front of the upper ear, behind the tragus, underneath the earlobe, behind the ear in the crease, and into the hairline behind the ear to varying degrees. The skin is then dissected off the deeper tissues for greater exposure. Then, a portion of the SMAS is lifted up, excess is removed, and the deeper structures are repositioned.

“I utilize a multi-vector approach with the SMAS, which means that tissues are moved in multiple directions to give you the most natural-looking results,” Dr. Sieffert explains.

The SMAS muscle is secured with permanent sutures so the deep muscle structures help the facelift last. After that, Dr. Sieffert will re-drape your skin and remove the redundant skin at the point of incision. After the skin is excised, it’s time to close. Closure is performed with mostly absorbable sutures, and a few that need to be removed in the office.

After the procedure, you will come into the office 48 hours after so we can check on the quality of skin healing. You’ll come back at one week for your next follow-up to remove any remaining sutures. Then you will come back for regular follow-ups at one month, three months, and beyond.

Fat Grafting is Included for Better Results

Dr. Sieffert is known for her incredibly natural facelifts, partly due to the fact that fat transfer to the face is included. The temples, cheeks, nasolabial folds, and lips all receive a small amount of your body’s own fat (grafted using liposuction through a small incision usually on the abdomen). Combining a fat transfer with a facelift helps your results to look more natural. It provides a youthful contour that complements the deep plane facelift.

Neck Lifting Complements Facelifting

The face and neck age together and are considered by Dr. Sieffert to be, “A single anatomical unit”.  Because of this, a facelift and necklift are often performed together in a single surgery. Ignoring aging in the neck can lead to a discordant appearance and may lessen the effects of surgery at the jawline.  In these combined surgeries, the facelift elevates and repositions tissues between the cheek and the jawline and the necklift repositions tissues between the jawline and the collarbones. 

Who is a Candidate for a Deep Plane Facelift?

An ideal candidate for a deep plane lift is primarily looking to correct significant signs of aging & loose skin in the lower face. More often than not, this candidate will have visible folds in the skin as a result of volume loss in the cheeks and around the mouth. The most common complaints that lead to seeking facelift surgery are marionette lines, jowling, and loss of jawline contour. To be a good candidate, one will will be in good health and have realistic expectations about the experience and outcomes of surgery. Age, lifestyle, and other influences on skin laxity are also important considerations for a deep plane lift. Your surgeon will help you determine if the deep plane technique is right for you!

That said, it’s important to note that there is no right age for a facelift — everyone ages at a different rate and feels the desire for rejuvenation at different times in life. A younger candidate who has skin laxity to a lesser degree may be best suited for another version of a facelift, such as a mini facelift.

Is a Deep Plane Facelift Right for Me?

Considering a deep plane facelift isn’t always about looking decades younger, or a desire to emulate reality TV stars. Many of our patients’ reasons for getting a facelift are about aging gracefully, and more importantly, at their own pace. We recognize everyone’s reasons for a facelift as unique as they are.

Not sure how to verbalize your goals? We can help you figure that out during a consultation! 

How To Get the Most Out of Your Deep Plane Facelift:

  1. Follow Your Post-Op Instructions. You’ll be given instructions for aftercare to help you heal faster and get the best possible results from your procedure.
  2. Add a Blepharoplasty, Brow Lift, or Neck Lift. An overall refreshed appearance can be made even better by combining your facelift with an upper or lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), a brow lift, or a neck lift. The cost-benefit of receiving multiple procedures will be covered during your consultation.
  3. Finish with Halo™ Laser Resurfacing. Receiving a laser treatment after your facelift is like adding the final polish. Once you have healed from surgery, the Halo can address texture, sun damage, smaller fine lines, wrinkles, and more. It will truly highlight your skin’s improved condition and give you a beautiful, radiant glow.
  4. Maintain Results with Medical-Grade Skincare. We’ll provide you with the best education and proper skincare and sun protection products that will preserve and increase the longevity of your results for years to come!
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Choose Your Plastic Surgeon Carefully


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The technique that a plastic surgeon uses is left primarily up to their training and experience, so you will want to research and compare surgeons based on their credentials and comfort in performing the procedure in question. Not all surgeons perform the deep plane facelift technique. Asking about your surgeon’s methods and techniques may help you to determine which surgeon(s) you’ll meet with. During your consultation, listen to what your surgeon recommends. Although the decision to receive a facelift is up to you, you should allow their experience to help guide your decision.

We caution choosing (or even consulting with) a facelift surgeon based on price. Due to the nature of this particular procedure, facelifts are best left to plastic surgeons known for their commitment to safety and achieving exceptional results.

Why You Need a “Board Certified Plastic Surgeon”

Board-certified plastic surgeons are the only kinds of surgeons you should be researching to perform your surgery. Surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery are in good medical standing and have met the requirements and standards set out by the ABPS, the leading authority in the field of plastic surgery. Transparency is of the utmost importance here — if your surgeon does not have verified certification, they are not considered a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Do What’s Right For You:

Not ready for surgery? No problem! Today, there are a number of aesthetic solutions that don’t require surgery and can be done right here in our office. Fillers, Ultherapy, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Microneedling & Advanced Microneedling with PRP (commonly referred to as the “Vampire Facial”) are all great options for tightening the skin non-surgically, without the need to go under anesthesia or deal with downtime or recovery! 

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Dr. Sieffert, Your Trusted Columbus Facelift Surgeon


Dr. Sieffert has perfected her deep plane facelift technique during her tenure at Donaldson Plastic Surgery and her specialty training at Wright State University’s Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. With an eye toward technical excellence, her mission is to inspire confidence and help every patient feel good in their own skin. She has taken extensive training to perform advanced plastic surgery techniques such as the deep-plane facelift.

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✔️ A Doctor You’ll Love

Ready for a Consultation?

We welcome patients from all over the Midwest & beyond to visit our practice here in Columbus, Ohio. Our Donaldson Plastic Surgery Patient Coordinators are here to help you meet with our highly-qualified plastic surgeons and start you on your journey. Call us today or contact us to request your own personal consultation. 

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Why You Should Plan Your Surgery Around Recovery – & Why Now Is The Best Time To Start 

Plastic Surgery Recovery Timelines

Plastic surgery is a journey that takes planning, so starting sooner rather than later is a great way to ensure your experience goes smoothly. By embarking now, you can get a head start learning more about your options when it comes to timing, financing, and recovery!

General Recovery Timelines

Specific surgeries will have slight differences in terms of exact recovery time expectations, but all surgeries have periods that are specific to downtime along with their own activity restrictions. Every recovery timeline will also be dependent on you. You may naturally be quicker or slower to heal than others. Our Patient Care Team is trained to understand and assist you no matter your recovery timeline!

Breast Surgery – 3-5 Days of Downtime

At about one week, you will feel almost back to normal, but you must continue to adhere by activity restrictions set by your medical team.

Plastic Surgery Experts During An Operation

Abdominal Surgery – 7-10 Days of Downtime

Similar to breast surgeries, the remainder of the month is spent getting back to feeling normal with established activity restrictions.

Facial Surgery – A Few Days of Downtime

Downtime is coupled with activity restrictions that are specific to the kind of facial surgery. The main consideration is that facial surgeries often come with swelling and bruising for the first week or two. During this time, you may want to stay at home regardless of feeling better.

Arm or Leg Surgery – About One Week of Downtime

Oftentimes, arm and leg surgeries will have more activity restrictions than other kinds of surgeries.

*Note: For the purpose of this article, “downtime” is time designated specifically for resting. This is the time when you would be taking prescribed pain medication. “Activity restrictions” refers to the time spent after downtime. This is when you would feel more able to complete everyday activities.

FAQs


Asking Plastic Surgery Questions

Should I stay in a recovery center?

Our board-certified plastic surgeons recommend you heal in the comfort of your own home after surgery. Occasionally, they may recommend staying in a hotel or in a surgery recovery center (often if the patient lives far away), but that is rare.

Our team will prepare you to understand your post-operative care instructions and expectations, so you feel comfortable during your recovery period.

What are some tips to make recovery easier and/or quicker?

Why do some surgeons have different estimated recovery timelines for their patients?

Your recovery experience is directly correlated to what happens in the operating room. In general terms, when a surgeon takes their time and is very meticulous and detail-oriented during the surgery, then recovery can be easier and quicker.

When can I…?

  1. Go back to work?
    1. Stationary work (“desk jobs”): Typically, one week but sometimes two
  2. Physical work:
    1. At least two weeks, and you may have to return with activity restrictions from the surgeon
  3. Play with my kids?
    1. For the first month post-op, lifting, stretching, pulling, pushing, and bending will be restricted. Most recovery timelines include a 15-lb lifting limitation for that full first month as well. Make sure to arrange childcare help if you have young kids during your recovery period, particularly within the first two weeks.
  4. Exercise?
    1. Light exercise is okay after the first two weeks. Make sure to closely follow all activity restriction guidelines. Try to avoid raising your heart rate too much, as this can increase swelling.

Planning Around Work

The timeline for returning to work depends on the kind of surgery and what you do at work. Some recovery times only require a long weekend, whereas some may require several weeks.

How Can I Take Time Off Work For Recovery?

Your plastic surgery clinic can submit documentation to your employer to ask for time off work:


Now is the Best Time to Begin!

Beginning your surgical process now is the best way to secure your specific timeline. You can book your surgery as far out as you’d like but having your consultation sooner rather than later will ensure that you have options.

To learn more about how our surgical consultation experience looks like, click here.

Ready to Get Started?

We invite you to call (614)-442-7610 to get on Dr. Donaldson’s or Dr. Sieffert’s schedule!

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Our Cosmetic Deals for Black Friday & Beyond

This holiday season, we invite you to pick up a gift for a loved one or upgrade your own skin care routine by taking advantage of our Black Friday cosmetic promotions! Either call our office or simply use our referral links to get these great offers.

Donaldson Plastic Surgery Gift Card Promotion

Get a $20 bonus gift card when you buy a $100 Donaldson Plastic Surgery gift card! Offer is available Nov 26 – Dec 30 with a limit of 10 per patient.

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Introducing Tatjana’s Holiday Skin Care Sets

These are two next-level systems of Tatjana products that make excellent gifts – or something special for yourself!

The Holiday Essentials Set | $220

Savings: $55 from retail value

The Holiday Deluxe Set | $400

Savings: $100 from retail value

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SkinMedica Cyber Sale

All SkinMedica is 20% off through our practice’s Brilliant Connections online shop (hosted by SkinMedica) from Nov 24 – Dec 6.

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Alle Gift Card Promotion

Get a $100 Alle gift card for just $75! These can be used on any Allergan treatment or SkinMedica product including:

This sale is ongoing with a limit of two per person. 

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December’s Product of the Month: Tatjana Lash Serum 20% Off


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All Of Your Skin Tightening Options, In One Place

Aging, pregnancy, weight gain (or loss), hormones, genetics, medical conditions, lifestyle factors, and sun exposure can all contribute to drooping skin. Treatments for tightening the skin, however, are more difficult to identify. Reversing the skin’s natural processes can be challenging, but there are several truly effective skin tightening solutions at Donaldson Plastic Surgery that you should know about.

We’re here to answer two questions:

  1. What treatments & procedures are out there specifically to tighten skin? and
  2. which ones are the most effective?
Patient with tight skin smiling

The Most Effective Treatment For You Depends on Skin Laxity & Elasticity

Whether a treatment will be effective or not varies from person-to-person, depending on two things: the level of skin laxity (mild, moderate, or severe) and the overall elasticity of the skin. For example, an individual in their 20s or 30s with mild or moderate loose skin will have relatively higher skin elasticity and, therefore, will be more likely to see loose skin improve over time with regular non-invasive treatments.

Moderate to severe skin laxity is more common among individuals in their 50s or 60s. This population is more likely to have relatively lower skin elasticity, so their skin may be less responsive to non-surgical treatments. In this case, surgical skin tightening may be a more effective path to correct your concerns.

No matter your concerns or what level of loose skin you have, we have the tools to help you address it. Our team of experienced aesthetic specialists is here to help you identify what level of treatment is right for you to tighten loose skin of the face, neck, and body — all the way from result-driven products to our surgical skin tightening procedures.

Skin Care Solutions & Medspa Treatments

Our Medical Aestheticians Tatjana and Nikki recommend a combination of at-home care and professional Medspa treatments to correct mild to moderate loose skin of the face, neck, and body. Listed below is a powerful collection of medical-grade skincare products that you can use to improve skin elasticity, visibly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and combat signs of aging.

Topical Products:

FACE:
BODY:

All of these products, including the facial and body rollers, are available for purchase by phone or in person.

Microneedling treatment being performed

Medspa Treatments:

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Non-Invasive Skin Tightening Treatments

Ultherapy

Non-invasive skin tightening treatments like Ultherapy are more targeted and go deeper to address the underlying causes of mild to moderate loose skin. Ultherapy is a non-surgical skin tightening and lifting treatment that uses ultrasonic energy to send waves deep within the skin that stimulate collagen production. Because it works on a deeper level than other treatments, Ultherapy is a great preventative treatment for individuals seeing the beginnings of aging skin, rather than a fix to severe sagging or wrinkling. It is primarily intended to lift and tighten the skin of the brow, chin, jowls, neck, and upper chest, but can also be used to target other specific areas of concern.

Halo

Halo laser treatment

Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing is a hybrid fractional laser treatment that addresses a number of visible skin concerns and offers skin tightening benefits from inducing collagen production in the healing process. For patients with mild to moderate skin laxity, Halo can result in more youthful, tighter-looking skin. Although the Halo laser is not primarily for skin tightening, patients usually see and feel a skin tightening effect. Wrinkles and fine lines are addressed with Halo, as well as other signs of aging, problematic skin texture, scarring, and sun damage. Other benefits of Halo include minimal downtime and a noticeable improvement of skin a just a couple of days. You can schedule Halo with Adrienne, Paige, Stacie, or Angie.

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Minimally-Invasive Skin Tightening Treatments

Renuvion (J Plasma) Skin Tightening

Renuvion (also known as J Plasma) is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses a combination of radiofrequency energy and helium gas to virtually tighten the skin of the face, neck, and body. A wand emitting the stream of energy is gently passed underneath (in some cases overtop) the dermal layer to cause contraction of the skin. Results can be seen immediately, but dramatically improve over time. See what one patient has to say about her chin liposuction and Renuvion results with Dr. Sieffert!

Injectables

Botox and fillers are not “skin tightening treatments”, but they do offer benefits that address signs of mild to moderate skin laxity, which is why we include them here.

Aging skin can cause wrinkles, folds, and droopiness to form, which can be corrected using minimally-invasive injectables like Botox and dermal fillers for the face. Botox works by softening the appearance fine lines and wrinkles in the skin by relaxing the muscle underneath that causes the crease to form. Fillers restore volume under the skin to an area where volume has been lost and skin has begun to droop or fold as a result (ex. the jawline, or nasolabial folds and marionette lines). Neither injectable treatment is used to reverse skin laxity, but they can help to improve common concerns associated with it.

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Surgical Skin Tightening Procedures

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To successfully treat more significant loose skin, surgery is usually the best option.

With surgical skin tightening procedures, excess skin is removed surgically and the remaining skin is re-draped tighter than before. This option is the gold-standard is for patients who have moderate to severe skin laxity as a result of aging or weight loss but can be ideal for mild to moderate skin laxity as well.

Here are some of our most effective surgical solutions performed by Dr. Donaldson & Dr. Sieffert.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a procedure in which excess skin and fat are surgically removed from the abdomen (and the underlying muscles tightened) to improve its contours. Stretched skin in this area will not always retract on its own, making surgery the only option to return the abdomen to its original form.

Anyone who has undergone pregnancy or weight loss, or who just simply struggles with excess skin of the belly, can benefit from this kind of surgical tightening. Scarring for a tummy tuck is minimal and easily concealed with undergarments or bathing suits, and our tummy tuck patients are thrilled with their results. Their only regret is they wished they had done is sooner!

Body Lift

A body lift, or circumferential body contouring, is a procedure in which excess skin of the entire abdominal front, back, and sides is removed for a tighter trunk. Usually performed on individuals with severe skin laxity of the body, this procedure is common amongst individuals who have undergone significant weight loss and are left with excess skin as a result. A body lift can also encompass surgical tightening of multiple areas including the arms, chest, upper and lower back, buttocks, and thighs — the surgery is always customized to address the patient’s concerns.

Arm and Thigh Lift

Arm lifts and thigh lifts are procedures in which sagging excess skin of the upper arms and thighs is removed, often solving cosmetic concerns of the colloquial “bat wings” and sagging skin of the inner thighs and above the knee. They can be performed individually or together, depending on a patient’s wishes. These two areas are very likely to loosen with age, so the majority of arm and thigh lift candidates simply wish to see their extremities restored to a more youthful-looking state. Scarring is likely to be visible in these areas, so please discuss your concerns with your surgeon prior to surgery.

Face and Neck Lift

Facelifts and neck lifts are also common amongst individuals with concerns of drooping skin. As exterior representations of how we present ourselves to the world, the areas of the face and neck are often ones of prime importance — but, unfortunately, they can be some of the first areas to show the effects of aging. In a facelift and/or neck lift, excess skin is excised by your surgeon and the skin is laid tauter than it was before. Specific areas like the lower or upper face can be targeted, as in the case of a brow lift. Scarring is very discrete and easily concealed.

Eyelid Lift

Upper and lower blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, are surgical procedures in which excess skin of the upper and lower lid is carefully removed, and the remaining skin joined back together for younger, fresher-looking eyes. If you have what some might describe as overly-hooded eyes, or suffer from large bags underneath, you are likely a good candidate for an eyelid lift. Sometimes fat pads in the lower eyelid may also be removed to reduce puffiness. The procedure is straightforward and scarring is virtually invisible.

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Ready to See Which Skin Tightening Procedure is Right for You? We Can Help!

As a full-service plastic surgery practice, we are always uniquely equipped to offer each patient a customizable treatment plan, completely attuned to you. Our two board-certified plastic surgeons & our team of highly-trained non-surgical and aesthetic experts work closely together to recommend the right treatments that will help you reach your goals, and we take great care to vet the technology we use to offer the safest and most effective treatments available. We are intensely focused on delivering realistic recommendations and achieving beautiful outcomes.

If you’re curious to learn more, please submit your contact information below. Our friendly team of aesthetic coordinators will reach out to answer your questions and help you schedule your personalized consultation!

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Introducing Our Newest Skincare & Beauty Products


Tatjana’s newest products will take your current skincare routine to the next level.

These reimagined products go beyond basic skin maintenance. They fill in any gaps in your skincare routine to truly treat the skin with what it’s missing.

Learn more or call to order your Tatjana products!


The Skincare Line

With the launch of Tatjana’s new products, you are able to address more specific concerns. All products have been hand-picked by Tatjana to produce results that exceed your expectations.

Retinol + Bakuchiol Treatment Serum

Age-Defying Retinol Eye Cream

Firming Neck Cream

Mineral SPF 50 Spray

Lash Enhancing Serum

Age-Defying Hand Cream

Antioxidant Calming Moisturizer

Pigment Correcting Cream


Here To Enhance Your Daily Skincare Routine

The newest lash and skincare products from Tatjana by Donaldson Plastic Surgery, along with the original line, are medical grade and potent while remaining non-toxic, hormone-free, and safe for the body on a topical and internal level.


Boost the Benefits of the Products You Already Own, Including Tatjana’s Original Products:

Original Tatjana Skincare Products

Your Overall Health Is Our Priority

The skin is the largest organ of the body, and what you apply topically can impact your health. Products enter your bloodstream, which can have positive and negative effects on the body in the long run. This is why using quality ingredients is so vital. Tatjana equates the products we use as nourishment for your skin cells. If skincare is like food for the skin, then the ingredients must be safe and healthy.

Something for Everyone

When developing her product selection, Tatjana wanted something for everyone. She created a line with variety that would accommodate a wide range of skin types, interests, and budgets.

All Tatjana products will always have something in common: quality. The ingredients inside are effective, potent, and safe for all aspects of your health. While choosing these medical-grade ingredients, Tatjana was also able to maintain an affordable price point for her patients.


Meet Tatjana!

Donaldson Plastic Surgery has been honored to have Tatjana and her 25 years of aesthetic experience as our Senior Medical Aesthetician! Her passion, work ethic, and overall expertise are a just few reasons why her patients return time and time again and have been for the past five years at DPS.

Tatjana is able to truly treat your skin topically as well as below the surface. With over a decade of experience in the spa industry as well as ten years of training in dermatology, Tatjana performs a variety of offerings to provide the greatest benefits to you.

Education is at the forefront of Tatjana’s work. She is always taking initiative to learn more about aesthetics and skincare because she truly lives and breathes what she does. For years, Tatjana has been spreading her knowledge along to her patients to inform them about the importance of quality products and treatments to improve their skin and their bodies!

Tatjana’s Mission

Tatjana embodies the concept of when you do what you love for a living, you never work a day in your life. Learning about skincare and teaching others about it is her true passion. Because of this, she is always motivated to learn more.

Tatjana volunteered with the James Cancer Center for five years working with the “Look Good, Feel Better” program. This is one of her most fulfilling experiences, as she helped cancer patients find their confidence again. In a time of uncertainty and vulnerability for these patients, Tatjana was able to educate them about skincare and beauty techniques to help them feel beautiful. Tatjana carries these goals into her work with DPS- her mission is to guide her patients to become the most confident version of themselves.


Looking to Create a Custom Treatment Plan with Tatjana?

Give our office a call at (614)-442-7610, and we can get you scheduled for a skincare consultation!

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Meet Our Newest Medical Aesthetician

Donaldson Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce the newest addition to our team, Nikki Rucinsky!

Nikki is a medical aesthetician who specializes in skin health and aesthetic treatments. She is highly trained, and also has an advanced clinical background and master’s degree in the field of Physician Assistant Studies.

Here at DPS, she will be working alongside Lead Medical Aesthetician Tatjana Dzamov, pursuing her passion of performing facials, peels, waxing, and much more. She will be introducing two NEW treatments to our medspa — the DiamondGlow Facial & eyelash extensions!

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Treatments & Her Areas of Expertise

Medical aestheticians like Nikki and Tatjana are able to offer treatments that can penetrate deep into the skin, far deeper than just topical treatments alone. Nikki is now performing the following services to help patients achieve their unique skincare goals:

At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, every patient’s experience is customized, and our providers’ standards are just as high as yours. We are excited for you to meet Nikki and experience her unique approach to patient care and aesthetic treatments!


Training & Experience

Nikki is a licensed medical aesthetician and graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from West Liberty University. Nikki originally planned on practicing in the medical field. After completing her training, she found that her real passion was in the world of aesthetics. At DPS, she is able to use her vast medical knowledge to further the benefits of skin treatments and overall patient care.

Nikki prides herself in being a lifelong independent learner. By remaining current on industry trends and new technology within the aesthetics field, she strives to continuously offer the very best experience for her patients. As she herself puts it, “It’s very important to me to know the best techniques and know the products and ingredients I’m putting on someone’s skin. I pride myself on being very educated on the things that I’m using.”

“I want to learn everything. I’m the biggest student ever.”

— Nikki

Get to Know Nikki!

For as long as she can recall, Nikki has had a passion for all things beauty. Whether it is related to interior design, fashion, or her own personal style, aesthetics has always been her calling. Her natural eye for beauty paired with her vast education and training are what make her such an asset to the Donaldson Plastic Surgery team. In a world where we can be so quickly influenced by media and unrealistic expectations standards, Nikki wants to help every patient feel authentically beautiful in their own skin.


Our Medspa’s Mission

At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, we want to help every patient unlock inner confidence to bring out your very best version of you, and Nikki wholeheartedly agrees. Her mission while practicing medical aesthetics is to help women and men love themselves and feel excited to be who they are as individuals! Her goal is to address the health of the skin for beautiful, clear, and long-lasting results.

Nikki is excited to continue to grow her aesthetic practice in a medical setting. We are so happy to have her join our team and can’t wait to see her do great things in her career at DPS! Call (614)-442-7610 to learn more about Nikki and get scheduled for one of her treatments!

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A Closer Look at Liquid Rhinosplasty vs. Surgical Rhinoplasty

For years, surgical rhinoplasty has reigned supreme as patients’ number one choice for nasal correction. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), rhinoplasty was the most popular surgical procedure performed nationwide in 2020, surpassing even breast augmentation. However, when you schedule a consultation and meet with a board-certified aesthetic professional, you may find that you don’t need surgery to love your nose after all!

Non Surgical Rhinoplasty Results
Non-surgical rhinoplasty being performed at Donaldson Plastic Surgery.

The non-surgical nose job is an excellent alternative to the traditional rhinoplasty; it is long-lasting, minimally-invasive, customizable, and has many other benefits that make it a desirable choice for many patients. Let’s take a closer look at the liquid rhinoplasty and why it is so highly sought after.


The Main Differences

A non-surgical rhinoplasty, or “liquid” rhinoplasty/nose job, uses filler with strong structural integrity to create a balanced and more even appearance to the nose. It is useful in refining the tip of the nose and/or hiding dorsal bumps along the nasal bridge, or building up the bridge on a flatter nose.

Surgical rhinoplasties, on the other hand, are meant to reduce the proportions of the nose, alter the nasal shape, and remove bumps altogether. In some cases, the procedure can also be accompanied by a deviated septum repair or a nasal turbinate reduction to address certain breathing/internal structural issues with the nose.


Benefits of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Whether you choose surgical or non-surgical, both will help you achieve facial balance and profile enhancement — the important thing you should consider is what other benefits are you looking for?

Non-Surgical Nose Job

• Balances nose without having to undergo surgery
• No downtime
• In-office, same-day appointment
• Conceals bumps on the bridge/dorsal hump
• Creates the appearance of a straighter and smaller nose
• Refines and lifts the nasal tip

Surgical Rhinoplasty

• Permanent results
• Reduces nose size
• Corrects a crooked nose & other structural issues (i.e. deviated septum)
• More precise sculpting
• Creates nose most complimentary for your face shape

Which one is best for your goals and lifestyle? Ask a board-certified plastic surgeon!


Surgical vs. Liquid Rhinoplasty: Which One Is Right For You?

When you describe your goals with your provider, they will be able to discuss the benefits and risks of each option and recommend the best treatment plan to match your individual needs. The experience and credentials of your injector and/or plastic surgeon are a priority when moving forward with either treatment type. Be sure to do research to ensure that they have the necessary experience and a trained aesthetic eye!

Surgical vs. Liquid Rhinoplasty
A patient is examined for a non-surgical rhinoplasty with Stacie Isler, PA-C.

How the Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty is Performed

Non-surgical rhinoplasties are performed by placing injectable filler into certain areas of the nose that lack the volume to create a more balanced, streamlined nose. Dermal fillers are commonly used to add volume and fullness to many different areas of the face.

Your injector will consult with you about the treatment, listen closely to understand your goals and answer any questions you have. They will examine your nose to create a treatment plan and determine precisely where the filler should be placed and how much will be needed to achieve the nose you desire. Afterward, your injector can perform your treatment in the same appointment — typically it will only take about 15 minutes! Most patients experience very little to zero pain or discomfort during and after the treatment.


Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Results

Results can last nine months to a year (depending on the kind of filler used) before a touch-up is needed. Patients can enjoy their results for a long time without having to make the commitment to surgery. Another major benefit to non-surgical rhinoplasties is that you can enjoy your results right away!

If you have any concerns about your results after two weeks (once any potential bruising and/or swelling subsides), set up a follow-up appointment to discuss with your injector if any touch-ups or adjustments are recommended.

Patient discussing surgical rhinoplasty with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michelle Sieffert.

Choosing What’s Right For You

Some plastic surgeons in Columbus, Ohio view surgery and injectables as a dichotomy, but we think of them more as a spectrum. Some of the most beautiful, powerful outcomes that you can achieve are ones that combine both modalities. We believe that, if we can achieve a great outcome for you, it doesn’t matter how we are achieving it — if that is what’s right for you and your anatomy.

Which option is best for your goals and lifestyle? Ask our team! Our Board-Certified Physician Assistant, Stacie Isler, and Board-Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sieffert, would love to meet with you to tell you about your options and start you on the path toward loving your nose!

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7 Useful Tips To Give You More Youthful-Looking Lips

We are proud to say that no one appreciates the importance of lips more than the highly-trained aesthetic providers at Donaldson Plastic Surgery. We can think of no better way to honor this day by sharing our top tips for youthful-looking lips.

1. Lip filler

Lip filler is one of our most popular treatments, with thousands of patients having had received their lip filler treatments from our office. Volume in lips is a hallmark sign of youthfulness — as we age, we lose this volume over time. Lip filler is made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a protein compound found naturally in our bodies. This substance is an excellent building-block for restoring lost volume in the lips, and can even allow us to create youthful-looking lips that will compliment your natural features. We tend to be give you a more conservative, natural treatment, especially if it is your first treatment. We can always add more filler with a touch-up!

2. Botox “Lip-flip”

Have you heard of a lip-flip? This lesser-known injectable technique has recently become a desirable alternative for those who are not interested in traditional lip fillers. Rather than adding volume, the Botox lip-flip instead relaxes the orbicularis oris muscle, allowing the top lip to relax and unfurl. “Flipping” the top lip slightly outwards this way results in a more noticeable projection of the cupid’s bow and upper tubercle (the small, rounded middle part of the upper lip), which gives the lips a fuller-looking appearance. Results can vary with the lip-flip, but it often is a good way to try out minimally-invasive techniques for more youthful-looking lips.

Lip Repair Treatment Being Performed

3. Lip Repair Enhancement

Show your lips the extra love they deserve! Tatjana, our medical aesthetician, offers the Lip Repair treatment as a special service enhancement — it is designed to combine with a facial treatment to plump, moisturize, and refine the look of the lips. It addresses dry, chapped lips, and helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and the harsh effects of the environment. This treatment can be added to any skincare service to enhance your experience in the Donaldson Plastic Surgery medspa.

4. YouthFull Lip Replenisher

This product is the best hydrating lip serum that we carry, and is a cult-favorite among our team members! This product plumps, hydrates, and smooths lines on the lips. Made to use as an everyday nourishing lip balm, this product has a high-end feel with a thick and glossy finish. The long-lasting formula stays through daily living and overnight-wear. The Replenisher acts like a combination of hydrating serum and lip plumper, and there is a slight minty, cooling sensation when applied. We couldn’t recommend the Youthful Lip Replenisher more!

Mineral Lip Gloss Treatments

5. Glo Skin Beauty’s mineral lip gloss

Glo’s mineral lip gloss has a luxurious, creamy color and beautiful shine. This mineral gloss glides on lips easily, and actually hydrates your lips as you wear it. Glo’s lip glosses are great on their own, but are very effective on top of lipstick and lip liner to offer extra impact and shine! This is one of those must-have makeup staples that we recommend carrying with you wherever you go!

6. GrandeLips Hydrating Lip Plumper

Lip Hydration Treatment

The GrandeLips Hydrating Lip Plumper is our favorite plumping product. If you are not familiar with what a lip plumper does, it helps to stimulate visible projection and provide a plumping effect to provide fullness to your natural lips without any stinging or burning sensations. The GrandeLips formula moisturizes, smooths, and improves firmness. These hydrating glosses also come in a wide range of colors, including reds, browns, pinks, and clear.

7. ZO Exfoliating Polish

Exfoliation is an important part of maintaining youthful-looking lips! A fan-favorite from renowned medical-grade skincare line ZO Skin Health, the Exfoliating Polish uses microdermabrasion crystals to finely and gently remove excess dead skin cells from the skin’s surface layer. This makes it an excellent option for providing a youthful glow to the lips, as well as your face, neck, and décolleté. We recommend using this polish as your lip exfoliant because it is gentle, has a wonderful aroma, and will leave your lips looking soft and smooth.

7. Lip lift

A lip lift is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that shortens the space between the nose and the top of the lip, which can often elongate over time and make lips look thinner. When the upper lip is lifted, more of the pinkness of the lip is visible to others, making your lips look fuller and more pronounced. Compared to fillers, a lip lift is a permanent solution and an excellent option for anyone who would like to add height instead of just volume to their lips!


Ready for Youthful-Looking Lips?

If your lips are ready for some love, or you are simply curious about one of the treatment tips we’ve listed, set up a consultation with one of our providers! We would love to help you restore life in your lips. Happy Lips Appreciation Day!

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The Mental Health Benefits of a Great Skincare Routine

While the name implies otherwise, skincare is more than skin-deep. Here at Donaldson Plastic Surgery, our goal is to inspire confidence and promote well-being. We want you to find value in yourself through your appearance and your skin health. If you are healthy, it shows — inside and out!


Our Philosophy

It comes as no surprise that taking care of oneself can improve their mental state. However, there are many theories and ideologies that support the palpable connection between psychology and our skin. Similar to the act of meditation, we believe that skin care is a powerful therapeutic practice that strengthens the mind-body connection and deepens the relationship we have with ourselves. The more attuned we become, the easier it is to be our authentic selves and exude genuine self-love.

Thus, our philosophy: Matching outer beauty with inner beauty builds confidence.

Your Specific At-Home Regimen

Our inspiration for confidence does not exist just within our practice. It also manifests on your countertops at home. Looking and feeling your best is an everyday effort, and we want to give you the best resources to make that happen. Education in your specific skin is a vital step in ensuring that you have the best chance of success for your best health. You want to use the right tools for the job. Everyone has different concerns, goals, needs, and paths to healthy beauty.


Ready to Meet With Us?

We aim to achieve this beyond just surgery, applying the same belief to your skin. Our products, aesthetic procedures, both invasive and non-invasive, and to our at-home regimen recommendations are all designed with your skin’s health in mind.

At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, we understand that this is your unique skin, and your unique story. We thank you for trusting us with that story, and we look forward to providing the answers and at-home care that you seek!  

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