Dr. Apostolakis is board certified through the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as a fellow of The American College of Surgeons. Dr. Apostolakis has been practicing medicine, concentrating exclusively on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, since the fall of 2001. He moved his practice into a new state of the art facility in July of 2012 and continues to perform all plastic surgeries in a AAAASF accredited, private operating suite within the building.
Dr. Louis Apostolakis, M.D., F.A.C.S.
- Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, ABFPRS
- Board Certified Otolarygology-Head & Neck Surgeon, ABOTO
- Sub-specialty Training in Facial Plastic Surgery, McCollugh Institute
- Residency, The University of Iowa’s Otolarygology-Head & Neck Surgery Center
- Medical Doctorate, The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine
- Bachelor of Science in Economics, The University of Michigan
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- Not only is the use of Botox or Dysport OK for someone who has had Bell's Palsy, it is a very effective tool to help someone who's Bell's Palsy is currently active or if it never fully resolved...Read full answerRestylane works very well around the eyes, especially the lower eyelids. It fills hollows or what is often called a "tear-trough"...Read full answer
- Superficial Laser Treatments Won't fix Lines. Wrinkles are a property of the dermis. Any type of peel that you would be doing as a series is almost certainly not getting into your dermis at all...Read full answerThere is no universal answer to this question. However, I think you will find on average that you can get the same result for less money using Dysport. In my office it will cost you about...Read full answer
- Treating "smokers" lines in the lips is best done with a multi-modality approach. Botox alone is not likely to give you a satisfactory result. I suggest as a primary treatment using...Read full answerJuvederm as well as Restylane are excellent products for filling smile creases like yours or even ones that are much worse. The hyaluronic acid that makes up Juvederm is a natural skin...Read full answer
- The septum (which is the partition starting at the nostrils and going all the way to the throat) can have a spur (a spiked out section) that is so large that it completely crosses...Read full answer
- The wrong thing for you to do would be to let someone take the fat out of your lower eyelids. The bags will improve, but you will have an aged, hollow, long lower eyelid...Read full answer
- At 40 years old and a touch of jowls, I would recommend camouflage techniques such as Radiesse. This often works well, is safe, and does not hinder your ability to do other procedures...Read full answer
Are There Any Approaches to Nostril Reduction? Some nose jobs I’ve seen seem to have included nicely done nostril reduction. Is there just one approach to achieve such result which will require external incisions on both sides of the wedges), or are there more approaches?Nostril size reduction is a common part of many rhinoplasties. Along the sill of the nostril or at the outside corner, a wedge of tissue is removed and then that wedge is sutured together...Read full answerLip implanting has a sordid past. Over the years there have been many brands and styles. It wasn't until I started using Surgisil Implants that I embraced the procedure...Read full answer
- Restylane is used to fill what is called the "tear-trough". This is the groove in the lower eyelid below the bulging fat ("bag"). The darkness you see in that area is often the result...Read full answer
- I have not looked at Oprah's explanation, but it is not true that the orbicularis muscle is inactive during a fake smile. It is very easy to voluntarily activate that muscle and...Read full answer
- Skin looses elasticity with time, sun exposure, over distention (massive weight gain/pregnancy), and other environmental factors. A skin pinch won't change elasticity...Read full answerThis can only be determined by an exam since forehead muscles can differ a lot from person to person. In a male with a strong forehead, it could take a lot more Botox...Read full answer
- There is no reason to believe that injecting Voluma into a face that has not yet lost its fat would prevent it from losing fat in the future...Read full answerTreating the glabella creases (vertical frown lines between eyebrows) may require both a filler (Restylane/Juvederm) and a paralytic...Read full answer
- The longevity of injectable hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Belataro, etc) depends on a number of factors. Juvederm and Restylane both have 3...Read full answer
- I’m so sorry to hear you are having this problem. It is impossible to say for certain without seeing your child as this issue unfolded what is going on...Read full answer
Do I have a hump? I don’t understand how sometimes my nose can look straight and other times not at all.Great question. First off, you do have a dorsal hump. The hump can look very different from different angles. A perfect profile photo will see the true dorsal...Read full answer
- There are a few approaches to volumizing the lower eyelid area. You have already tried one approach which is injecting hyaluronic acids (Belotero). You also...Read full answerThe standard of care is that a responsible party signs off as accepting the patient when they leave the facility and will continue to be responsible for 24...Read full answer
- It would be my opinion that you should leave it alone for at least a few more years. You really have very pretty eyes as is...Read full answerEarlobe reduction is a procedure that is rarely advertised, but not uncommonly asked about. It is a procedure I do often and is very successful. Some people...Read full answer
- Eyelids tend not to be affected much by weight. The eye socket does contain fat, however, this fat is not programmed to function as calorie storage. The fat...Read full answerSmall lumps in the neck are common after a facelift and typically are felt when rubbing your fingers over them, but not visible or only barely so. There are a...Read full answer
- At 57, there is generally not much role for any sort of short incision facelift. Typically the incision will start in the temple area, extend down in front of...Read full answer
- First off I would say that staples are not for facelifts. They are used to save time, otherwise regular suturing is superior in every way. Staples tend to...Read full answer
I am a 75 year old, healthy woman who wants to look younger. Would I be better off with a lower facelift or fillers?Based on your photo and good health you have lots of good options. Your choice will depend on your budget, healing time availability, willingness to assume...Read full answer
- In a young person, there are basically two ways to approach improving how the neck blends into the jaw and face. The one involves adding definition to the jaw...Read full answer
- Gauged Earlobe Repair: The hole that a gauge leaves behind will never heal closed on it own. It may get a bit smaller when left free of any insertion over the...Read full answer
Can you minimize the space between the top of your lip and the bottom of your nose with a rhinoplasty procedure?Yes, indeed, you can shorten the space between your upper lip and your nose. This procedure involves removing some skin from immediately under your nose. The...Read full answer
- A conventional temporal lift tends to have a very subtle result. It is my opinion that temporal lifts are generally not worth the effort. A proper brow lift...Read full answerQuestion: If I get repeat injections of Juvaderm for years in my nose to add slight augmentation/fullness, is there a chance that Juvaderm can create enough collagen to add permanent subtle fullness? Dr A’s Answer: Hello,Great Question. It is proven that hyaluronic acid (HA) injection into skin causes collagen remodeling. Microscopic...Read full answer
- Dr A’s Answer: Very good question. Of course surgical rejuvenation of your face is not going to halt future age changes. You should expect to resume age related appearance changes starting from your new post-operative appearance. Different surgeries will age differently. Compared to what you would have looked like had you...Read full answerQ: I have always had a problem with the way my neck and chin looked. I always thought the problem was a large adam’s apple and bad posture making my neck go forward. I am wondering if getting a chin implant or similar procedure would help fix this problem? Dr...Read full answer
- Q: I have under eye bags and wrinkles. I am unsure which approach to take to remove/reduce them: fraxal laser, or blepharoplasty? I would be grateful for your recommendations. Dr A’s Answer: Fraxel and other laser procedures are designed to improve the quality of the skin while only subtly altering the...Read full answerQ: I lost 20 lbs. Should I work on the additional 30 lbs before having the facelift? (Photo) Dr A’s Answer: This is a common question. I suggest patients be within 15 pounds of their anticipated long-term weight prior to having the facelift. The exact affects of weight...Read full answer
I Am Unhappy with my Tear Trough Deformity and I’m Relatively Young Only 33. Should I consider a Tear Trough Implant?Q: Should I consider tear trough implants? I’m a licensed esthetician and I see clients on a regular basis and many do not seem to have the condition to the degree I have it at my age (I notice in older clients mostly). I noticed over the last two years...Read full answerQ: I had my Lasik done in February and I’m planning to undergo rhinoplasty in May. Will the procedure or the black eye that might follow, has any potential to affect my vision? Dr A’s Answer: There should be no issues with having a rhinoplasty after LASIK. The bruising...Read full answer
- Q: At a recent Rhinoplasty consultation I was told that an alar base reduction could not be performed at the same time as the initial Rhinoplasty as it would be to difficult to make the correct alterations. If a reduction was needed I would have to wait until all swelling...Read full answer
His professionalism and care for his patients are nothing short of amazing! He, in addition to his staff have been very caring and specialized every step of the way throughout my cosmetic surgery process. He is very specialized in facial surgery process, and I would highly recommend him to anyone considering having facial surgery work done!!
I am thrilled with the results and it looks truly natural. It’s made a huge difference in my life and I feel it was the best decision I made and I would not trust anyone or recommend anyone but Dr Apostolakis He is a true artist!
Dr. A. is an extremely talented Plastic Surgeon. Great staff! Wonderful surgeon! I looked all over before doing this surgery with Dr. A. I traveled all the way from the SF Bay Area to have him do my eyes. Well worth it and definitely recommended!