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
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
In today’s technology-infused society, you don’t have to look hard to find someone slumped over, chin to chest as they stare at their smartphone, tablet or other device. This is so commonplace that this posture has its own name – “tech neck.” While tech neck can certainly affect your shoulders, back and monthly phone bill, it can also contribute to the development of a double chin!
The cause and effect is fairly obvious. By staring down at your cellphone all day, you are allowing gravity to do its job and pull your skin downward. In fact, beyond a double chin, you may discover jowls, marionette lines and other unwanted signs of aging quicker than you expected. While fixing your posture and holding your head in a more neutral position can certainly prevent future threats to your appearance, you may need a solution to fix the damage that has already been done. … Continue reading
It is no secret that women want full and plump lips. Whether it is teen who wants to gain that “pouty lip” appearance or an aging adult who wants to reclaim the lip volume that was lost over time, full lips are undoubtedly a desirable trait. In fact, plump lips are considered a sign of youth and sensuality. This has led many women to turn to Do-It-Yourself Lip Plumping tactics. Unfortunately, relying on YouTube or other Internet sites to guide you through your lip plumping treatment can not only be ineffective, but it can be quite dangerous too. … Continue reading
Aging is inevitable, and it certainly produces changes to your entire body, especially your face. However, we all age differently. Just because you are the same age as someone else, don’t mean you will have the same amount of wrinkles or sagging skin. Facial aging depends on several factors, including lifestyle, diet, heredity, and other personal habits. Therefore, it can vary widely from person to person. To understand why you may be considering a facelift at 40 while your best friend may still have her youthful face at 50, here is a closer look at those aging factors. … Continue reading
When it comes to your facial appearance, every person brings unique features and characteristics. What makes a person attractive is often more about how their facial features work together to create ideal harmony and balance, rather than the beauty of a single feature alone. Therefore, while you may be tempted to ask your plastic surgeon for lips like Angelina Jolie or eyes like Olivia Wilde, you may find that you are disappointed with the outcome on your face.
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If you are considering facial plastic surgery, the first step is to schedule a consultation with a physician you’ve researched or been referred to. Once you know he or she has the credentials you are looking for, you’ll want to meet face to face to discuss your goals for surgery. This initial consultation is perhaps one of the most important components of the cosmetic surgery process. Here are a few tips to help you know what to expect while planning a successful facial plastic surgery: … Continue reading
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