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.

The Jacobs Center Looks Back on 2017

Even as we look ahead to a new year full of possibility and potential, we should also look back and reflect on the 12 months that brought us to this point. The biggest news of 2017 at The Jacobs Center for Cosmetic Surgery in San Francisco was the arrival of Dr. Eric Culbertson, who joined […]

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Who Decides What BOTOX® is For?

In October 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave its third-ever approval to BOTOX® Cosmetic, officially recognizing it as an option for patients who want to smooth out their horizontal forehead lines. Whereas the injectable was previously approved for frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet radiating from the corner of the eyes, […]

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Working to Make Implants Even Safer

Dr. Eric Culbertson, who performs breast augmentation surgery in the San Francisco Bay Area at The Jacobs Center for Cosmetic Surgery, is currently writing a paper related to reducing the chance of breast implant-related complications. His work is focusing specifically on breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, which is a cancer-like disease. BIA-ALCL, as it is […]

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Facelift vs. Injectables: What Do They Do?

Anyone who wants to address signs of facial aging may be considering their options: Do you go with a nonsurgical choice, such as a dermal filler? Or something more involved, such as a facelift surgery? San Francisco facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Stanley Jacobs will tell you that the answer depends on what sort of change […]

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The Middle Ground: Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction

Patients unhappy with their belly may think the problem is excess fat—and they may be right—but there could also be another problem: excess skin. This is not just a superficial difference, since the cause of a less-than-sleek midsection will determine the surgery best suited for correcting it. There are two primary options, liposuction and tummy […]

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