Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) May 01, 2014

Reviance® Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center now offers Juvederm Voluma XC Injectable Gel for anti-aging lift to the facial cheek area. FDA-approved Juvederm Voluma instantly adds volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift and lasts up to two years. This Hyaluronic filler is the first and only filler to be FDA-approved for the cheek area. “The cheek area is one of the most visible facial areas to lose volume, resulting in sagging and an aging appearance. Being able to treat this area with Voluma offers so many adults a simple, pain free, longer lasting subtle lift,” Reviance medical director, Dr. Chan reports.

Medical director and double board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Chan carefully reviews new services and products as they become available in the marketplace. Looking for services and products that align with his mission to offer minimally invasive and safe products for anti- aging strategies, FDA-approved Juvederm Voluma XC meets the criteria. According to Dr. Chan, “Recent advances in facial plastic surgery provide patients with treatment options that require minimal to no-downtime. Voluma XC is another example of a new product that can help patients battle the aging process in a minimally invasive way.”

Reviance Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center in Clackamas Oregon is one of the few clinics that offer Juvederm Voluma XC.

Professional Experience 
Dr. Chan was Assistant Clinical Professor at Stanford University Medical Center and attending surgeon at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center prior to entering private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. While at the Palo Alto VA, Dr. Chan provided care to injured Iraqi Veterans by performing facial reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Chan relocated to the Portland area in 2009 to be closer to family. He brings with him to the Pacific Northwest specialized skills in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery along with a compassionate and caring approach to patient care. He is uniquely gifted in creating treatment plans that are personalized, effective and utilize the latest technology. Dr. Chan has been chosen as Top Doctor three years in a row. This nomination is sponsored by Portland Monthly magazine and results come from a vote by peers of over 5,000 local M.D.’s and R.N.’s.

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Portland doctor sounds alarms as social media prompts more interest in plastic surgery

The Facebook facelift? The term refers to a new, some would say disturbing, phenomenon of the digital age — plastic surgery prompted by social media.

Good Morning America did a segment on the trend. And Dr. James Chan, a board-certified Portland plastic surgeon, said he, too, has noticed an uptick in people seeking cosmetic surgery, prompted by social media.

“It’s like having a mirror on you all the time,” said Chan, who owns Reviance Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center. “You’re seeing yourself more than you used to.”

Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter — you can see and share pictures of yourself all day long. Apparently, some people will go to any lengths for the perfect profile picture.

Chan has seen a rise in consultations for chin implants, nose jobs and facelifts, in particular. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported a 71 percent increase in chin jobs in 2011.

Chan said he’s also seen more patients who are going online and getting information, not all of it accurate, and who have unrealistic expectations. For example, they may think laser surgery can remove every single wrinkle, which may not be the case.

“Plastic surgery is very individual and different for every person,” he said. “It requires a face-to-face consultation with the doctor. We talk to them about what it is they’re looking for and take a history and find out the reasons they’re doing it and find out if they’re realistic in what they’re hoping to achieve.”

Not everyone is a candidate. When he’s asked some people why they’re interested, he’s been told, “‘I hope my husband or wife won’t divorce me.’ That’s not something plastic surgery is going to change.”

He recommends talking to a qualified, board-certified surgeon and not trusting everything you read on a website.

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Read more at Portland Business Journal.

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