The Gillian Institute’s Philosophy on Facial Rejuvenation

Dr. Kimberly Short, a board certified plastic surgeon, performs facial rejuvenation procedures with a goal to shape and contour the facial area by providing a refreshed facial appearance not an unnatural appearance. Dr. Kimberly Short was able to be exposed to many techniques which were on the cutting edge of technology. Dr. Kimberly Short completed a six month fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery and Aesthetic Facial Surgery. Dr. Kimberly Short also completed a three month fellowship in Facial Rejuvenation in Miami, Florida. In addition to her fellowships, Dr. Kimberly Short was given the opportunity to train with Dr. Ramirez, who pioneered endoscopic plastic surgery and designed the instruments used today. Dr. Kimberly Short performed endoscopic facial surgery in France as well as Great Britain as the Moorefield Eye Hospital for concentrated experience in aesthetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery.

The Gillian Institute doctors wish to maintain the balance and harmony of the face with recommending surgical and non-surgical procedures for facial rejuvenation.  Our philosophy is to restore a more youthful, well rested appearance in a natural form.  Every face ages differently, but as the face ages you lose volume and fullness to the face.  If you compare pictures from now to when you were in your 20’s, you will note in your 20’s-30’s a fuller, plumper face.  As we age, not only does the skin lose elasticity from loss of collagen, sun damage, and environmental damage such as smoking, the underlying tissues also descend causing a sagging, folded appearance to the lower face, cheek area, and eye area with loss of volume. Our goal is to evaluate how your tissues and skin has aged over the years (commonly one side will be more aged than the other side) and discuss recommendations with you to achieve a less tired, more youthful appearance using either surgical, non-surgical, or a combination of techniques.  Your personalized treatment plan will vary depending on your improvements, recovery period, etc.  The superficial, damaged skin;  the stretched muscles;  the underlying, sagging tissues; and the loss of volume are all addressed and treatment plans are  recommended to address, correct, and prevent all levels of aging with an increasing use of combination therapies with a synergistic approach.

Your options may range from in-office treatments with no down-time such as Botox or DermalInjectable Fillers for treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, superficial lines to deeper folds, and lip augmentation with longevity from a few months to permanent options.  Dr. Short can recommend many laser treatments from skin resurfacing treatments targeting fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation or sun damage, skin texture improvements, skin contraction and skin tightening with no recovery period to a 2 week recovery period; but all results are permanent.   With surgical options, we provide youthful rejuvenation to the upper, mid, or lower facial regions in stages treatments or an overall treatment plan with varying approaches.  Our techniques are long lasting, natural and place emphasis on re-positioning tissues, restoring volume with fat grafting, and providing an opening to  “windows to the soul” with a browlift procedure and performing natural skin tightening treatments. The face is three dimensional and the feminine contours of the face should be maintained avoiding a “surprised” or artificial “pulled or tight” facial outcome which screams Plastic Surgery.  In fact, a patient should be able to restore their natural contours and feel more youthful without  family, friends, or co-workers knowing a surgical option was performed.  Dr. Short uses her meticulous attention to detail along with her board certified fellowship training to evaluate the patients area of concern and uses her artist’s imagery and vision to deliver feminine, longstanding surgery results.  As a woman, mother, and facial patient herself; she offers a unique perspective to patients with a compassionate, caring approach.  Facial surgery is a difficult commitment filled with anxiety and Dr. Short is able to open the lines of communication, offering patients confidence and self awareness throughout the process.

What Patients Are Saying

I had a face lift, eyes upper and lower, neck. To this day I still get the comment. “You look so good” What did you do? It was the best thing I ever did and would recommend it to anyone. No pain, No problems. Thanks to Dr. Short and her team, they make you feel at home. They are the BEST !!!! * 



Penny O

I would refer Dr.Short to all of my friend and family. She are her staff was very professional and was willing to answer any question that I had. My surgery was a breast augmentation, I was a size A and went to a cup size D. I am very pleased and so happy with the out come. Dr.Short is the best there is. I would never even consider going any place else. *

Jennifer K

I came to Dr. Short for a Breast Augmentation and tummy tuck about 3 1/2 years ago. I was a mother of 5 children and had spent the past 15 years giving birth and taking care of kids. Even before the kids though, I struggled with a poochy tummy. I decided for my 40th birthday that I was finally going to do something about it. I searched the internet extensively and finally found Dr. Short. The results she was showing on her website were exactly what I was looking for. I flew out from Washington State for my consultation and immediately liked her and her entire staff. They put me at ease and answered all my questions.

I was thrilled with the results of the surgery. I went immediately from a size 12 to a size 4. I couldn’t believe it. The surgery got me so motivated that I continued to diet and exercise and have now dropped another 13 pounds and now wear a size 0. In addition to the fantastic results, Dr. Short and her staff made me feel like a girlfriend. I felt that they truly understood what my needs were, not just clinically, but from a woman’s perspective. I can’t recommend Dr. Short and her office enough for any cosmetic procedure. Thank you so much. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. *

Allissa S

I went to Dr. Short 2 years ago with an A cup breast size. She gave me a low C cup, and i get compliments on my breasts daily. They are very natural looking and feeling. A lot of people do not even believe me when I tell them I have had breast augmentation. Shes the best and I’m very very pleased with the outcome of the surgery. *

Deborah M

I used Dr.Short for a breast enlargement. I was more then impressed with the results. They did a great job and I recommend her all the time to people who ask for a Dr. I went in with a lot of questions and attended a seminar that helped me feel at ease. The surgery was not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I was back to normal in no time. The scars left are not even visible unless you look really hard. I highly recommend Dr.Short. They made me feel comfortable by having proper follow up appointments to make sure that everything was ok with surgery. I have nothing bad to say about my whole experience. It is going on three years now and I have had no complications at all. Dr. Short does a great job of giving you a natural look and making sure she keeps the look proportional to your body type. She really does a great job. *

Amy B
* Disclaimer: The claims made on this website are not intended to represent the results that every patient can expect. Surgical results vary greatly from patient to patient and are not guaranteed.

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