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.

Can You Have a Neck Lift With No Facelift?

The face and neck are considered by many people to be two separate parts of the body, but many cosmetic surgeons—including facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Stanley Jacobs—tighten tissues on both as necessary when performing a facelift. This is because a young-looking face can seem unnatural if an older-looking neck remains, while a neck lift alone […]


From Ancient Egypt to a Modern U.S. Patent: A Brief History of Stanley Jacobs MD Skin Care

Many cosmetic procedures regularly employed today have long histories. Facelifts as we know them are generally agreed to have begun in the early 1900s, and BOTOX® stemmed from research started in the 1800s. Few—if any—treatments, however, can claim to be almost 4,000 years old. Known as an innovator in aesthetic surgical techniques, from eyelid lifts […]


Lip Lift Seminar Draws Interest and Confirms Research

Facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Stanley Jacobs is known for saying that facial surgery is a surgery of millimeters, a sentiment further supported by the results he discovered during a recent event at his Healdsburg office. On Sept. 27, the San Francisco-based plastic surgery specialist held a lip lift seminar, explaining to the assembled crowd the […]


Dr. Jacobs Reports: Modern Beauty Trends in Asia

On a recent trip to Southeast Asia, San Francisco plastic surgeon Dr. Stanley Jacobs, a certified facial cosmetic specialist, noticed several beauty trends of interest to Western patients and professionals with an interest in aesthetics throughout the world, and how our two cultures impact and influence each other. In terms of skin care: • The […]


The Little Detail with a Big Impact on Blepharoplasty: Canthopexy

Though a lower-lid blepharoplasty is intended to improve the look of the area beneath the eye by eliminating sagging tissue and removing or redistributing fat that has fallen, the procedure has historically caused a new problem known as ectropion an estimated 30 percent of the time. This condition involves the lower eyelid turning outward and […]