Dr. Bomer has been a member of the New Beauty Editorial Advisory Board since 2006. She often contributes to magazines and books. She is part of NewBeauty’s Brain Trust.
Facial Balancing: The Secret to Customized Rejuvenation (NewBeauty October 2023)
The Importance of Facial Balance – The Key to Natural Beauty
Facial balancing is finally getting the attention it deserves, thanks to a greater emphasis on universal facial rejuvenation. Scottsdale, AZ facial plastic surgeon Kelly Bomer, MD says that with appropriately balanced features, a holistic sense of symmetry and harmony results in enhanced attractiveness. Read Full Facial Balancing Article at NewBeauty
This Facial Plastic Surgeon Explains Why Peptides Are “Like Food for the Skin” (NewBeauty July 2023)
Peptides are Like Food for the Skin
For Scottsdale, AZ facial plastic surgeon Kelly V. Bomer, MD “timeless beauty” is a topic she could talk about for hours. But her best, succinct advice to patients: Start early and adopt the lifestyle. “Timeless beauty is something that can only be achieved if a person is committed to the path,” she says. “It’s not something that you can purchase, and it is not something that somebody can give to you. You must be an active participant in the process. Ideally, you can start while you are young—that’s when it’s going to really work the best. But if you start when you’re older, that also works…you just may not have the same results.” Here, she offers her biggest takeaways—including the ingredients she loves—for achieving it… Read the full article at NewBeauty
The TikTok Aged Filter: Realistic Aging Prediction or Just a Gimmick? (NewBeauty July 2023)
Everyone is trying this filter to see how old they will look… Dr. Bomer’s opinion was published in NewBeauty.
…While the filter provides a realistic representation, Dr. Bomer encourages users to prioritize preventative measures, such as good skin habits and some nonsurgical interventions. “The thing to learn from these simulations is to get started with prevention early with good skin habits and a little neuromodulator and filler done expertly and with repetition that is appropriate for age and facial structure,” she says. Read the TikTok article.
How Realistic Is TikTok’s “Cool Old” Filter? We Asked Experts (NewBeauty April 2023)
Moral of the story: Don’t panic if the filter wasn’t kind to you.
Scottsdale, AZ facial plastic surgeon Kelly Bomer, MD, adds that “though the renditions are fairly accurate, I think this filter could create fear about looking older.” She continues on to explain how, in helping younger patients who are hoping to maintain youthfulness, “the recipe is a bit different for each person, but starting with sun protection, healthy diet, and good exercise and flexibility routines is very helpful.” She also notes that “in some cases, people in their teens and 20s are good candidates for Botox and fillers to enhance facial symmetry, nose and chin contours and reduce premature facial creases due to excessive movement the eyebrows and or chin, but it is important that injectors are very careful in this young population to not harm these youths with unnatural outcomes.” —Scottsdale, AZ facial plastic surgeon Kelly V. Bomer, MD
5 Facial Plastic Surgeons Share Their Favorite Neck Creams (NewBeauty March 2023)
“I have loved Revision Nectifirm as my favorite neck cream for many years. In combination with the face products I apply to my neck, the Nectifirm, when applied liberally twice daily, keeps my neck skin youthful looking at the mature age of 58. My second favorite is Revision Nectifirm Advanced which is similar to the original Nectifirm but a bit less emollient. The peptide blend in these two neck creams seems to be the magic formulation for neck skin rejuvenation.”
—Scottsdale, AZ facial plastic surgeon Kelly V. Bomer, MD
7 Things You Should Never Do Before Getting Filler (NewBeauty January 2023)
…Put Your Botox on Hold
Scottsdale, AZ facial plastic surgeon Kelly V. Bomer, MD says, “Don’t get neuromodulator injections—Botox, Dysport, Xeomin—in the areas that your filler will go for three weeks before the filler. The filler could cause the neuromodulator to spread, potentially leading to undesired results.”
…And Other Facial Treatments
Aside from neurotoxins, having other in-office facial rejuvenation treatments done in the week or two before filler could create an issue. “Avoid thread lifts in areas filler is to be placed, as the needles could potentially weaken or cut the threads,” Dr. Bomer says. “You should also avoid facial treatments such as medium peels or lasers that cause the skin to peel or become inflamed. The compromised epithelial barrier increases the risk of infection after filler.”
13 Signs You Just Got ‘Bad Botox’ (NewBeauty December 2022)
Sign 5: You don’t look natural while resting—or while moving.
“Not looking natural” is a vague term, but Scottsdale, AZ, facial plastic surgeon Kelly Bomer, MD, breaks it down in regards to neuromodulators: “My definition of ‘Bad Botox’ is a result that looks unnatural at rest or while moving. It is important to ask about retaining natural movement of brow elevation when actively raising the brow and normal cheek elevation when smiling. A common ‘Bad Botox’ result is the ‘Spock Brow,’ where the tail of the brow is unnaturally high and spiked and the medial brow is unnaturally low. And for the crow’s-feet area, if Botox is injected in a pattern that lowers cheek elevation, one can get a look of hollow eyes and chipmunk cheeks.”
Read the full article at NewBeauty. The #1 sign is very scary and happens a lot.
On The Nose (New Beauty Fall 2022 Magazine)
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery counts rhinoplasty as the top facial surgery for women. Here is a glance at our obsession with nose jobs through the ages.
By the mid-century, the lifeline for wounded soldiers became a Hollywood staple. Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Hedy Lamarr were said to have surgically perfected their noses.
While pop culture contributed to the rhinoplasty boom, Scottsdale, AZ facial plastic surgeon Kelly Bomer, MD says a good result should “look as if the nose was born to the face in proper proportions, it’s best not to seek another person’s nose.” By the ’70s, closed rhinoplasty, where the incision is done within the nostrils, becomes a common technique.
Citing breathing issues, deviated septums, and broken noses, celebs like Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, and Tyra Banks have attributed their surgeries to improving nasal function. “Current techniques emphasize preserving the nasal anatomy and adding structural support through the use of cartilage grafts,” Dr. Kwak explains. Dr. Bomer adds that results have evolved greatly: “Before, more tissues were removed, which compromised functionality and reduced airflow; today, you can achieve beautiful results and maintain functionality.”
18 Tips for a Smooth Lip-FIller Recovery
You may have heard about the various benefits of bromelain—an anti-inflammatory derived from pineapple—one being that it can reduce swelling. Scottsdale, AZ, facial plastic surgeon Kelly Bomer, MD says you should begin taking bromelain the morning of the procedure and continue until the swelling is diminished.
Something You Can Spot Across the Room
Scottsdale, AZ facial plastic surgeon Kelly V. Bomer, MD considers bad plastic surgery something that “you can see from across the room” and points out that it can happen from many types of cosmetic surgery. “A face that’s pulled too tight, prominent facial scars, a face with strange angles of tension, facial proportions distorted with overly large cheeks, chin or overly small nose, oddly shaped face with unnatural asymmetries, rounded eyes, hollow eyes, pulled-down eyes, and waxy skin that wrinkles strangely are all signs of bad plastic surgery.” In her strong opinion: The best cosmetic surgery goes unnoticed. “One of the greatest challenges when performing plastic surgery is to have good judgment with aesthetics, so that the patient maintains an un-operated, natural appearance as if he or she could have been born with their newly refreshed features.”
The Best Celebrity Lips According to Top Plastic Surgeons
Each set of lips are so unique, you can’t exactly bring in a photo of your favorite celebrity’s pout to your plastic surgeon and walk out with those same lips. “Every face is a different unique shape and the lips as well,” says Scottsdale, AZ facial plastic surgeon Kelly V. Bomer, MD. “One cannot put another person’s lips on another face. Human anatomy does not work this way if the outcome is to be beautiful and natural in appearance.”
However, that doesn’t stop people from asking for a certain style or look. Here, plastic surgeons share the muses with the most aesthetically appealing lips on the red carpet and why.
Experts Say These Tips Make Huge Difference in Post-Surgery Facial Scarring
Scottsdale, AZ facial plastic surgeon Kelly V. Bomer, MD succinctly sums it up: “You want to protect your financial and emotional investment by taking care of yourself. That includes following the surgeon’s instructions post-surgery…”
Scottsdale, AZ facial plastic surgeon Kelly V. Bomer, MD says only a small dose is needed and you should go to an expert injector because it’s a very precise procedure. “Small doses of a focally acting neurotoxin that has less spread is needed. If the neurotoxin spreads too deep or too far, the lip will not function, and oral incompetence will occur. Also, if there is spread of the product into the upper white lip, there will be no flip up and the lip will have a more simian look,” she explains.
Plastic Surgeons Say These Are the Most Sought-After Celebrity Noses
“When considering a change to one of the most prominent features of the face, it is important that the nose be modified to fit the dimensions of the face,” adds Scottsdale, AZ facial plastic surgeon Kelly V. Bomer, MD. “It is unwise to try to put a nose from another face onto someone else because it will most likely not work out well.”
Dr. Bomer Celebrated in NewBeauty as Top Female Doctor
“Patients choose our practice because they are impressed by the fact that we walk our talk,” says Dr. Bomer. “Once they experience our skill and artistry up close, the confidence is there.”
Scottsdale, AZ facial plastic surgeon Kelly Bomer, MD also has many years of experience augmenting the chin with hyaluronic acid filler. “In my experience, the best mimic of bone for balancing the chin profile with filler is Restylane Lyft, which offers the projection and structure for achieving a significant bony chin augmentation,” she says. “Restylane Defyne is wonderful in the subcutaneous and subdermal planes for smoothing irregular texture, buffing out lines, and providing support and structure to the skin for subtle contour changes.”
Before Cheek Filler – Study Your Facial Movements
“Look in the mirror,” says Scottsdale, AZ facial plastic surgeon Kelly V. Bomer, MD. “It is important to study your cheeks in the mirror and obtain photos of yourself before filler in the resting and smiling positions. Filler in the cheeks can dramatically change the contour at rest and smiling. It is valuable to view before-and-after photos of patients with cheek filler augmentation at rest and smiling from the injector that you will be utilizing so you have an understanding of the type of shape the injector makes and how it accommodates natural movement.”
Dr. Bomer instructs that, for optimal results, it is best to address bony highlights and contours separate from fat pad curves. “Cheeks are unique to varied facial shapes and with proper injection, the filler moves well with animation and provides support to the overlying skin to reduce wrinkles and folding.” Read more about Dr. Bomer’s thoughts on what else she suggests along with cheek filler injections.
While she hasn’t necessarily seen a significant sway in lips since “they’re always popular at her practice,” Scottsdale, AZ facial plastic surgeon Kelly V. Bomer, MD says her patients are still steadily seeking skin- and full face–rejuvenation procedures, even during this uncertain time.
Would You Gift Plastic Surgery for the Holidays?
Is that a good idea or not? Read Dr. Bomer’s thoughts on Plastic Surgery gifting.
Scottsdale Experience Book
Read about Rejuvent Medical Spa and Surgery in this beautiful coffee table book published by the City of Scottsdale.
What to Do If Injectable Wrinkle Reducers Stop Working for You
See what Dr. Bomer has to say about Botox and aging.
– Read the entire article about Botox Immunity at NewBeauty.
Top Doctors Reveal the Cosmetic Procedures Their Friends and Family Always Ask About
Learn what top procedure Dr. Bomer mentions as the procedure she is asked about the most. Hint – it is a hair growth game-changer!
– Read the entire article at NewBeauty.
Everything to Know About Getting a Rhinoplasty
See Dr. Bouzoukis’ non-surgical Rhinoplasty results and read how dermal fillers can sculpt the nose without surgery. Dr. Bouzoukis is an ENT (Otolaryngologist) MD and facial anatomy expert.
– Read the entire article about Rhinoplasty and Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty at NewBeauty.
Why I Got an Eyelift – The Candi Luciano Story
See how Dr. Bomer’s expertise transformed Candi’s eyes with under eye filler and eyelid surgery, and rejuvenated her face.
– Read the entire article about Blepharoplasty at NewBeauty
The One Concealer This Facial Plastic Surgeon Recommends for Covering Under-Eye Circles
Learn what under eye concealer Dr. Bomer suggests to camouflage minor imperfections under the eyes, read what are her thoughts on why we get under-eye circles and her favorite injectable filler to improve under-eye hollows and shadowing.
– Read the entire Article About Under-Eye Circles at NewBeauty
Doctors Are Seeing an Influx of Deformities From Bad Microneedling Jobs
See what can happen if a skin treatment is performed by a less-than-skilled provider, and learn what Dr. Bomer has to say about Microneedling RF.
– Read the entire Article About Bad Micronnedling at NewBeauty
The Most Popular Beauty Problems Women Want to Fix, According to the Doctors Who Treat Them
See which are the most requested 14 cosmetic treatments.
– Read the entire Article at NewBeauty
Teenage Botox Is on the Rise, but the Reason Isn’t What You Think
Read about “teenage Botox” and see what Dr. Bomer and other doctors have to say about it!
– Read the entire Article About Teenage Botox at NewBeauty
10 Signs You Just Got Bad Botox
Read what Dr. Bomer considers to be bad Botox and how long it usually takes for Botox to take effect.
– Read the entire Article About Bad Botox at NewBeauty
The Surprising Treatment That Could Be Giving You Acne
Oh no, you might be surprised. Acne is the #1 skin concern! Read the article and see what to avoid.
– Read the entire Article About Acne at NewBeauty
14 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Getting Botox…But Were Too Afraid to Ask
Is it safe? Will Botox be in your body forever? Will insurance pay for it? Where should you get it? Will you look frozen? Will it change how you communicate with people? Is it going to hurt? How much should you get? Is there downtime? When will you see results? How long will the results last? What if it does not work? Should you stop your medications before using it? Does it hurt more at a certain time?
– Read the entire Article About Botox at NewBeauty
The Biggest Myths About Fillers Set Straight
Learn what these “age erasers” can and can’t do so that you can set realistic expectations.
– Read the entire Article About Fillers at NewBeauty
Are Fillers in Your 30s the Key to Preventing Aging?
Learn what doctors think about getting dermal fillers in your 30s, can they help prevent aging?
– Read the entire Article at NewBeauty
4 Things You Need To Know Before Getting Injections
Yes, you should know these 4 things before getting filler. These 4 tips can make your filler experience much more productive!
– Read the entire Article at NewBeauty