For most, investing in a cosmetic procedure or facial plastic surgery demands careful consideration. Not only does it altar your looks, but cosmetic procedures are typically not covered by insurance and some can be a notable expense that requires saving up for. When it comes to determining whether plastic surgery is right for you, a consultation with your plastic surgeon is important. During this appointment, there is no obligation to go through with the procedure, but you’ll gain valued insight as to what you can expect from plastic surgery and any recovery or downtime that may be required. … Continue reading
One of the most frustrating (and devastating) effects of aging is sagging skin. This occurs when the skin loses collagen and elasticity and is more easily defeated by gravity over time. To make matters worse, sagging skin on the face is often the most significant and of course most noticed. While many people complain about their sagging cheeks and bulging jaw line, the effects of sagging skin can also be found further up in the face. In fact, when the forehead and brow skin droops, it can cause a host of unwanted flaws around the eyes. This can begin in the 30s and 40s for many men and women. … Continue reading
When it comes to the aging face, there are some trending areas of wrinkles and fine lines that we want to erase. Discussions are often centered around the “11’s” (vertical lines between your eyebrows), crow’s feet, smile lines, forehead lines and nasolabial folds. But what about bunny lines? Bunny lines refer to the horizontal or diagonal wrinkles we get on the side of the nose when we smile or scrunch up our nose. Bunny lines may sound cute, but just like crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles, they can be an unwanted sign of an aging face. … Continue reading
When it comes to modern hair restoration methods, NeoGraft® tops the list. NeoGraft is the first FDA approved hair implantation system to use follicular unit harvesting (FUE). Unlike past “strip method” transplants (FUT), the automated FUE technique of NeoGraft harvests follicular units (groups of 1 to 4 hairs each) from the donor area of the head one by one. The healthy grafts remain fully intact and are then implanted in the recipient area of the scalp using an air-pressure/suction system. NeoGraft is the only “no touch” hair restoration system on the market. Most importantly, it eliminates the need for a scalpel and stiches so that patients are left with a confident and natural-looking head of hair instead of unsightly linear scarring in the back of the scalp.
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Fat is rarely mentioned in a positive way, especially when talking about one’s appearance. We all want to get rid of it and reduce it as much as possible. However, when it comes to the aging face, adding fat can be ideal. In fact, there are ways to take away fat from unwanted areas of your body and transfer it to hallowed or sagging areas within your face to create a youthful, vibrant and more attractive appearance.
The process of injecting fat into the face to add volume or plump the skin is known as fat grafting. Fat grafting can be done as a standalone procedure or in combination with a facelift or other cosmetic surgery. In fact, patients can attain remarkable results when using both fat grafting and facelifting, as one will add volume while the other lifts and tightens. … Continue reading
When it comes to attaining a youthful, healthy and attractive appearance, never underestimate the power of your lips. Lips that are full, plump and smooth can have a dramatic impact on your overall facial look. Unfortunately, the lips experience the same aging concerns as the rest of your face. They can lose volume and elasticity as well as become damaged by external factors like the sun or smoking. This can cause the lips to become thin, wrinkled and less defined than they once were.
The good news is that there are ways to regain the luscious lips of your youth. In fact, there are some things you can do at home to boost your lip appearance, as well as surgical and non-surgical procedures for a more dramatic cosmetic improvement. … Continue reading
Any type of surgery relies on your body’s ability to heal itself afterwards. When your body is healthy and functioning at its ideal level, your healing and recovery can be much easier and faster. This is especially true for facial plastic surgery. Your face has delicate tissues, and the way these tissues heal can greatly affect your final results. While the incisional wounds from a plastic surgery are clean and minimized compared to an accidental skin injury, your body will still rely on key functions to repair itself once any type of trauma has occurred. Your diet can play a significant role in your recovery rate and can even minimize scarring, swelling and discomfort. … Continue reading
If you are on a quest to improve your appearance, it is common to want to combine your facelift surgery with some goals for weight loss. Whether you want to drop some extra pounds right before your surgery, or shortly after, you should know that timing is very important. In fact, weight fluctuations too close to the date of your facelift procedure could impact your results.
A facelift procedure involves a multi-layer approach to improve the contour and youthfulness of the face. Depending on your concerns, a facelift can remove or redistribute excess fat from the jaw and chin, tighten the underlying tissues of the lower face, and excise loose skin. At its completion, a facelift can take years off of a patient’s appearance. Ideal candidates for facial plastic surgery should be those who are in good overall health and do not smoke. … Continue reading
While many discussions in facial plastic surgery center around the features of the face, many people experience dissatisfaction in the way their neck looks. Whether it is a double chin, jowls or the unwanted “turkey wattle,” the neck can show signs of aging just like other parts of the face and body. While there are non-surgical treatments, such as Kybella injections, to eliminate double chin fat, this may not be enough to help you regain the youthful neck appearance you desire. If you have excess fat, along with loose neck skin, a neck lift may be a more effective and appropriate solution. … Continue reading
Whether it is a facial plastic surgery procedure or a non-surgical rejuvenation treatment, the most common objective is to look younger. While it is true that facelifts, eye lid lifts, Botox and other cosmetic procedures can certainly turn back the hands of time, they can also make you more likable. That’s right, according to recent research, cosmetic procedures on the face can have a profound impact on how others perceive you – and like you.
A team of researchers from Georgetown University in Washington and Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis carried out a study to examine facial profiling. The research participants viewed photos of the same faces before and after a cosmetic procedure and answered a set of questions. The responses showed that perceptions of several personality traits were influenced by having a plastic surgery procedure. … Continue reading