Before and After Plastic Surgery Photos Houston, Texas

Review Lindsay Lohan’s sister Ashley before and two weeks after nose surgery (rhinoplasty), fat grafts (taken bilaterally from hips) to her cheekbone and chin area & liposuction under her chin and cheeks by Dr. Franklin Rose:

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Vienna Girardi before and after rhinoplasty (nose job) by Dr. Franklin Rose

Trista Sutter before and after breast augmentation, and eyelid lift by Dr. Franklin Rose


Ella Nolan before and after breast augmentation, liposuction, and rhinoplasty by Dr. Franklin Rose

Procedures at a Glance

This page offers a general overview of cosmetic surgery procedures. While this section explores cosmetic surgical offerings, many of these procedures may also fulfill true medical needs. You should understand that the circumstances and experience of every individual will be unique.

  • If you’re considering cosmetic plastic surgery, please ask your plastic surgeon for further information about the particular procedure and what you expect.
  • In addition, please note that all surgery carries some uncertainty and risk, including the possibility of infection, bleeding, blood clots, and adverse reactions to the anesthesia. You can reduce your risks by choosing a qualified plastic surgeon and closely following his or her advice, both before and after surgery.

(Tummy Tuck)

Procedure:Flatten abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles of abdominal wall.
Length:2 to 5 hours.
Anesthesia:General, or local with sedation.
In/Outpatient:Either depending on individual circumstances and extent of surgery.
Side Effects:Temporary pain. Swelling, soreness, numbness of abdominal skin, bruising.
Risks:Rarely, bleeding, infection, poor wound healing.
Recovery:Back to work: 2 to 4 weeks. More strenuous activity: 4 to 6 weeks or more. Fading and flattening of scars: 3 months to 2 years.

Breast Enlargement
(Augmentation Mammaplasty)

Procedure:Enhance the size of breasts using inflatable implants filled with saline.
Length:1 to 2 hours.
Anesthesia:Local with sedation, or general.
In/Outpatient:Usually outpatient.
Side Effects:Temporary soreness, swelling, change in nipple sensation, bruising. Breast sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.
Risks:Lack of implant permanence — surgical removal or replacement of the implants may be required to treat problems, including: deflation; the formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture), which may cause the breast to feel tight or hard; bleeding or infection. Increase or decrease in sensitivity of nipples or breast skin, occasionally permanent. Mammography requires a special technique. 
Recovery:Back to work: a few days. Physical contact with breasts: 3 to 4 weeks. Fading of scars: several months to a year or more.
Duration of
Variable. Implants may require removal or replacement.  Usually, implant exchange not necessary for many years.

Breast Lift

Procedure:Raise and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning remaining tissue and nipples.
Length:1 to 3 hours.
Anesthesia:Local with sedation, or general.
In/Outpatient:Usually outpatient. Sometimes inpatient.
Side Effects:Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, numbness, dry breast skin. Permanent scars.
Risks:Occasionally widened scars, or minor decreased nipple sensation.
Recovery:Back to work: 1 week or more. Strenuous activities: 1 month. Fading of scars: several months to a year.
Duration of
Variable; gravity, pregnancy, aging, and weight changes may cause new sagging. Results may last longer or be enhanced when breast implants are inserted as part of the procedure.

Chemical Peel
(Phenol and trichloroacetic acid [TCA])

Procedure:Restore wrinkled, blemished, unevenly pigmented, or sun-damaged facial skin, using a chemical solution to peel away skin’s top layers. Works best on fair, thin skin with superficial wrinkles.
Length:1 to 2 hours for full face.
Anesthesia:None; sedation & EKG monitoring may be used.
In/Outpatient:Usually outpatient. Full-face phenol peel may require admission for 1 to 2 days.
Side Effects:Both: Temporary throbbing, tingling, swelling, redness; acute sensitivity to sun. Phenol: Permanent lightening of treated skin; permanent loss of ability to tan.
Risks:Both: Tiny whiteheads (temporary); infection; scarring; flare-up of skin allergies, fever blisters, cold sores. Phenol: Abnormal color changes (permanent); heart irregularities (rare).
Recovery:Phenol: Formation of new skin: 7 to 21 days. Normal activities: 2 to 4 weeks. Full healing and fading of redness: 3 to 6 months TCA: New skin within 5 to 10 days.
Duration of
Phenol: permanent, although new wrinkles may form as skin ages. TCA: variable (temporary).

Hyaluronic Acid (Juvederm/Restylane) / Fat Injections

Procedure:Plump up creased, furrowed, or sunken facial skin; add fullness to lips and backs of hands. Works best on thin, dry, light-colored skin.
Length:15 minutes to 1 hour per session.
Anesthesia:Collagen: usually none; local may be included with the injection. Fat: local.
Side Effects:Temporary stinging, throbbing, or burning sensation. Faint redness, swelling, excess fullness.
Risks:Collagen: allergic reaction including rash, hives, swelling, or flu-like symptoms; possible triggering of connective-tissue or autoimmune diseases. (A skin test is required before collagen treatment to determine whether an allergy exists.) Both: Contour irregularities, infection.
Duration of
Variable; a few months to 1 year.


Procedure:Mechanical scraping of the top layers of skin using a high-speed rotary wheel. Softens sharp edges of surface irregularities, including acne and other scars and fine wrinkles, especially around the mouth.
Length:A few minutes to 1 hour. May require more than 1 session.
Anesthesia:Local, numbing spray, or general.
In/Outpatient:Usually outpatient.
Side Effects:Temporary tingling, burning, itching, swelling, redness. Lightening of treated skin. Acute sensitivity to sun; loss of ability to make pigment (tan).
Risks:Abnormal color changes (permanent). Tiny whiteheads (temporary); infection; scarring; flare-up of skin allergies, fever blisters, cold sores.
Recovery:Back to work: 2 weeks. More strenuous activities: 4 to 6 weeks. Fading of redness: about 3 months. Return of pigmentation/sun exposure: 6 to 12 months.
Duration of
Permanent, although new wrinkles may form as skin ages.

Ear Surgery

Procedure:Set prominent ears back closer to the head, or reduce the size of large ears. Most often done on children between the ages of 4 and 14 years. (Occasionally covered by insurance.)
Length:2 to 3 hours.
Anesthesia:Young children: usually general. Older children or adults: general or local, with sedation.
In/Outpatient:Usually outpatient.
Side Effects:Temporary throbbing, aching, swelling, redness, numbness.
Risks:Infection of cartilage. Excessive scarring.  Recurrence of the protrusion, requiring repeat surgery.
Recovery:Back to work or school: 5 to 7 days.
Strenuous activity, contact sports: 1 to 2 months.
Duration of
Usually permanent.

Eyelid Surgery

Procedure:Correct drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes by removing excess fat, skin, and muscle. (Upper-eyelid surgery may be covered by insurance if used to correct visual field defects)
Length:1 to 1.5 hours.
Anesthesia:Usually locally with sedation or general.
In/Outpatient:Usually outpatient.
Side Effects:Temporary discomfort, tightness of lids, swelling, bruising. Temporary dryness, burning, itching of eyes. 
Risks:Bruising, swelling, poor wound healing, thickened scars, temporary dry eye complaints.
Recovery:Reading: 2 or 3 days. Back to work: 7 to 10 days. Contact lenses: two weeks or more. Strenuous activities, alcohol: about 3 weeks. Bruising and swelling gone: several weeks.
Duration of
Several years. Sometimes permanent.


Procedure:Improving sagging facial skin, jowls, and loose neck skin by removing excess fat, tightening muscles, redraping skin. Most often done on men and women over 40, occasional indication for patients in their 30’s. Can also be performed for patients with significant acne scars.
Length:Several hours.
Anesthesia:Local with sedation, or general.
In/Outpatient:Usually outpatient. Some patients may require short inpatient stay.
Side Effects:Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness of skin; tight feeling, dry skin.
Risks:Infection, bleeding. Poor healing; excessive scarring. Asymmetry or change in hairline.
Recovery:Back to work: 10 to 14 days. More strenuous activity: 2 weeks or more. Bruising: 2 to 3 weeks. Must limit exposure to sun for several months.
Duration of
Usually 5 to 10 years.

Facial Implants

Procedure:Change the basic shape and balance of the face using carefully shaped implants to build up a receding chin, add prominence to cheekbones, or reshape the jawline.
Length:30 minutes to 2 hours.
Anesthesia:Local with sedation, or general.
In/Outpatient:Usually outpatient. Occasionally overnight hospital stay.
Side Effects:Temporary discomfort, swelling, bruising, numbness and/or stiffness. In jaw surgery, inability to open mouth fully for several weeks.
Risks:Shifting or imprecise positioning of implant, or infection around it, requiring a second operation or removal. Excess tightening and hardening of scar tissue around an artificial implant (“capsular contracture”), causing unnatural shape.
Recovery:Back to work: about 1 week. Normal appearance: 2 to 4 weeks. Activity that could jar or bump face: 6 weeks or more.
Duration of

Forehead Lift

Procedure:Minimize forehead creases, drooping eyebrows, hooding over eyes, furrowed forehead and frown lines by removing excess tissue, altering muscles and tightening the forehead skin. May be done using the traditional technique, with an incision across the top of the head just behind the hairline; or with the use of an endoscope, which requires 3 to 5 short incisions. Most often done on people over 40.
Length:1 to 2 hours.
Anesthesia:Local with sedation, or general.
In/Outpatient:Usually outpatient.
Side Effects:Temporary swelling, numbness, headaches, bruising. Traditional method: Possible itching and hair loss.
Risks:See above for facelift.
Recovery:Back to work: 7 to 10 days, usually sooner for endoscopic forehead lift. More strenuous activity: several weeks. Full recovery from bruising: 2 to 3 weeks. Limit sun exposure for several months.
Duration of
Usually 5 to 10 years.

Hair Replacement Surgery

Procedure:Fill in balding areas with a patient’s own hair using a variety of techniques including scalp reduction, tissue expansion, strip grafts, scalp flaps, or clusters of punch grafts (plugs, miniplugs and microplugs). Works best on men with male pattern baldness after hair loss has stopped.
Length:1 to 3 hours. Some techniques may require multiple procedures over 18 months or more.
Anesthesia:Usually local with sedation. Flaps and tissue expansion may be done with general anesthesia.
In/Outpatient:Usually outpatient.
Side Effects:Temporary achy, tight scalp. Unnatural look in early stages.
Risks:Unnatural look. Infection. Excessive scarring. Failure to “take.” Loss of scalp tissue and/or transplanted hair.
Recovery:Back to work: usually 2 to 5 days. More strenuous activities: 10 days to 3 weeks. Final look: may be 18 months or more, depending on procedure.
Duration of

Laser Facial Resurfacing

Procedure:Smooth the face and smooth fine wrinkles using various laser devices that treats layers of damaged skin. Softens lines around the eyes and mouth and minimizes facial scars and unevenly pigmented areas.
Length:A few minutes to 1 hour. May require more than 1 session.
Anesthesia:Local with sedation, or general.
In/Outpatient:Usually outpatient, unless combined with other surgical procedures that require hospitalization.
Side Effects:Temporary swelling, discomfort. Lightening of treated skin. Acute sun sensitivity. Increased sensitivity to makeup. Pinkness or redness in skin that may persist for up to 6 months.
Risks:Burns or injuries caused by laser heat. Scarring. Abnormal changes in skin color. Flare-up of viral infections (“cold sores”) and other infections (rare).
Recovery:Back to work: 2 weeks. More strenuous activities: 4-6 weeks. Complete fading of redness: 6 months or less. Return of pigmentation/light sun exposure: 6-12 months.
Duration of
Long-lasting, but does not stop aging. New wrinkles, expression lines may form as skin ages.

(Suction-Assisted Lipectomy)


Improve body shape by removing exercise-resistant fat deposits with a tube and vacuum device. Can be performed using the tumescent technique, in which targeted fat cells are infused with saline containing solution with a local anesthetic before liposuction to reduce post-operative bruising and swelling. Common locations for liposuction include chin, cheeks, neck, upper arms, above breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, ankles.

For larger volumes of fat or for fibrous body areas, ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) may be used. UAL is a new technique in which a ultrasound probe is inserted beneath the skin to “liquify” the fat before it is suctioned.

Length:1 to 2 hours or more. UAL: 20-40 percent longer than traditional liposuction.
Anesthesia:Local, epidural, or general.
In/Outpatient:Usually outpatient. Extensive procedures may require short inpatient stay.
Side Effects:Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, burning sensation. Tumescent: Temporary fluid drainage from incision sites. UAL: Larger incisions for cannula.
Risks:Asymmetry. Pigmentation changes. Skin injury. Fluid retention. 
Recovery:Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks. More strenuous activity: 2 to 4 weeks. Full recovery from swelling and bruising: 1 to 6 months or more. Use of tumescent technique or UAL may decrease post-operative bruising and swelling.
Duration of
Permanent, with sensible diet and exercise.

Male Breast Reduction

Procedure:Reduce enlarged, female-like breast in men using liposuction and/or cutting out excess glandular tissue. (Sometimes covered by medical insurance.)
Length:1 hour or more.
Anesthesia:General or local.
In/Outpatient:Usually outpatient.
Side Effects:Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, burning sensation.
Risks:Infection. Fluid accumulation. Injury to the skin. Pigmentation changes (may become permanent if exposed to sun). Excessive scarring if tissue was cut away. Need for second procedure to remove additional tissue.
Recovery:Back to work: 3 to 7 days. More strenuous activity: 2 to 3 weeks. Swelling and bruising: 3 to 6 months.
Duration of

Nose Surgery

Procedure:Reshape nose by reducing or increasing size, removing hump, changing shape of tip or bridge, narrowing span of nostrils, or changing angle between nose and upper lip. May also relieve some breathing problems. (May be covered by insurance.)
Length:1 to 2 hours or more.
Anesthesia:Local with sedation, or general.
In/Outpatient:Usually outpatient.
Side Effects:Temporary swelling, bruising around eyes, nose and headaches. Some bleeding and stiffness.
Risks:Small burst blood vessels resulting in tiny, permanent red spots. Incomplete improvement, requiring additional surgery.
Recovery:Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks. More strenuous activities: 2 to 3 weeks. Avoid hitting nose or sunburn: 8 weeks. Final appearance: 1 year or more.
Duration of

Dr. Rose has provided actual before and after plastic surgery photos of his patients for your education and awareness. All patients have consented to be displayed here for your viewing. When choosing a plastic surgery procedure, it’s important to hold reasonable expectations of the result. When you come in for a consultation with Dr. Franklin Rose, he will review your goals and desires with you personally and let you know what you can expect out of cosmetic surgery. More before and after photos are available at our office for your review when you come in for a consult. Please call us today at 713-622-2277.

Plastic Surgery Procedures in Houston

Dr. Franklin Rose offers a wide variety of cosmetic surgery options at his beautiful Uptown Park Plastic Surgery Practice. Dr. Rose will personally develop a unique plan of care based your needs and goals. We encourage you to learn more about the surgical procedures available to you at our office.

To see just some of Dr. Rose’s specialties, see below. To learn more about all of the procedures available at our Houston practice as described by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, please select an item from the list on the right.

Facial Surgery Procedures

Breast Surgery Procedures

Body Contouring Surgery

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