The Jacobs Center for Cosmetic Surgery

Facetime : Our Blog

Welcome to our blog, which we affectionately call Facetime.  Here, the doctors and staff of the practice share with you information that will help you better understand surgical and non-surgical procedures, skin care products and more.  We’ll post new entries here as often as we can.  If you have an idea for a topic you would like to see covered here, please contact us.

How Are Liposuction and Fat Transfer Related?

Patients seeking liposuction in the San Francisco Bay Area typically want to make specific areas of their body smaller by removing fat cells. Some of these patients are happy to end the procedure there, but others turn their eyes to a different feature and want to continue to shape their contours by adding volume to […]


BOTOX® Leads Cosmetic Treatments Overall

Dr. Stanley Jacobs’ Facetime Blog recently explored the surgical side of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual survey, noting the overall popularity of breast augmentation in 2017. The survey also explored nonsurgical treatments, which came in at even greater numbers when compared to surgical options. In first place, as usual, was botulinum toxin type […]


The Latest Numbers Show Breast Augmentation is Still On Top

In San Francisco, breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic surgery—a reality reflected throughout the rest of the country as well. Dr. Stanley Jacobs and Dr. Eric Culbertson have previously referenced statistics that reveal as much, and the most recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is just one more piece of evidence pointing […]


Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference?

Though they are closely connected in some ways, there are many differences between liposuction and a tummy tuck. San Francisco’s Dr. Eric Culbertson explains the difference to patients who want their belly to have less of a bulge and more of a flat, sleek look. First of all, liposuction is a surgical procedure ideal for […]


Social Media Shapes the Facial Plastic Surgery Industry

A late-January report from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery revealed a significant increase in patients telling their surgeons they were choosing their procedures with the goal of looking better in selfies. Numbers from the annual survey by the AAFPRS showed a 13-percent increase in that driving factor from 2016 to 2017—which […]