Introduction: Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Nikolas Chugay will reduce extra crow’s feet over a lunch break allowing the patient to return to work the same day. Many people have the assumption plastic surgery takes hours to perform and the patient needs to spend up to weeks recovering with bandages over the face.

A unique crows feet procedure developed by Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Nikolas Chugay, however, can be done over the patient’s lunch hour and he or she can be back to work the same afternoon with nothing more than a little swelling and redness.

What makes Dr. Chugay’s crows feet procedure desirable to many people (other than how quickly it is performed) is that the incisions are made at the hairline, making them virtually invisible to see. What makes it unique is that traditional solutions to crows feet involve tightening the skin which creates only a temporary solution, while Dr. Chugay, has discovered that by extracting certain, carefully measured, segments of the Orbicularis muscle, a long-term reduction of Crow’s-feet can be achieved.

Crows feet are formed due to collagen and elastic fiber changes caused by smiling. Smiling tightens the orbital muscle, which shortens the length of the muscle relative to the skin. With time, small wrinkles form, eventually growing to deep lines. In a young person, crows feet are visible only during smiling; age solidifies them into wrinkles.

Crow’s-feet, perhaps the earliest manifestations of facial aging, have proven to be quite unresponsive to surgical intervention. The reason for the dismal long-term results of such surgical intervention relates to the facts that efforts have been directed to the effect (wrinkles) rather than to the cause (muscular stress around the eye).

Other procedures for smoothing skin, including laser resurfacing, chemical peels, extended Blepharoplasty, Botox, silicone injections, and collagen injections have either proven to be ineffective in keeping crows feet from coming back or produce an unnatural look.

Dr. Chugay’s patients have had great success with this unique method and are especially thrilled with the speedy way they can return to their lives without a long recuperation period.*

*INDIVIDUAL RESULTS WILL VARY. TESTIMONIALS DO NOT CONSTITUTE A PROMISE OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY PARTICULAR OUTCOME OR EXPERIENCE.

Dr. Chugay is easily recognized as being in the top 5% of his field worldwide. He trains surgeons from around the world and has over 20 years of Facial Plastic, Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery experience. His practice has been located in California since 1977. Dr. Chugay has performed almost 30,000 surgical procedures, published numerous articles in medical press, many of them on new procedures and several new implant he has developed or created. He is also in the “Who’s Who” as a lifetime member.

He is Board-Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery (OCOO) and Cosmetic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy Cosmetic Surgery, of American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, American Society of Liposuction Surgery, European Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and is a Fellow of American Society of Cosmetic Surgery.

Patients interested in the procedure can call Dr. Chugay at (800) 660-8507.