Whether it was a facelift, blepharoplasty or other type of facial plastic surgery, your overall results can be influenced by how well you heal after the procedure. It is important that you follow all post-operative instructions after facial plastic surgery to not only protect your comfort during recovery, but also maximize your outcome and investment. One of the most critical rules is staying out of the sun. This can be a challenge if you have recently undergone facial plastic surgery and your healing period falls in the hot summer months. However, there are ways to protect yourself from harmful UV rays and still enjoy the warm weather. … Continue reading
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, as much as 20 percent of all Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. Due to its prevalent exposure to sun, the face is a common area of skin to be involved. When it comes to removing skin cancer lesions from the face, a specialized and highly effective procedure is performed called Mohs surgery.
Mohs microscopic surgery is typically done by a qualified dermatologic surgeon and involves removing layers of tissue at a time. The tissue is closely examined under a microscope to ensure that only the cancerous layers of tissue are removed and more healthy skin cells remain. Mohs surgery is the gold standard for removing cancerous skin cells around the eyes, ears and nose. These are areas in which there is less subcutaneous tissue and deep tumor invasion can progress quickly. … Continue reading
Plastic surgery is something that many age groups can take advantage of. While you may think of men and women in their 40’s or 50’s undergoing cosmetic procedures, there has been a rising number of older or aging adults who want to take advantage of plastic surgery. In fact, recent reports have confirmed that plastic surgery for senior citizens has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Just like any age group, seniors want to improve their appearance and look younger too. However, this silver-headed population may also have a few additional reasons for scheduling that appointment for plastic surgery. … Continue reading
Have you recently undergone dramatic weight loss? If done so in a healthy manner, we applaud you. When the number of the scale decreases substantially, it typically means you’ve lost a large amount of fat. But what about the skin that was holding that fat? Many patients turn to plastic surgery after dramatic weight loss to remove excess skin. Sagging or excess skin after weight loss can occur anywhere on the body, including your face.
If you have experienced dramatic weight loss from bariatric surgery or diet and exercise, plastic surgery can be your final step to a more confident and contoured you. However, not everyone is a candidate for excess skin removal. If you are considering plastic surgery to improve your facial contour, you’ll need to meet the following criteria: … Continue reading
The acne-ridden years of adolescence can be painful to think about. But what if you had a visible reminder of those self-conscious pimples every time you looked in the mirror as an adult. Acne scarring is common, and it can be quite severe for some people. Acne scars are often called pits or depressions in the skin. Some acne scars have a rough, “orange-peel” appearance. Regardless of how severe your acne scars are, they can drastically compromise your attempt to have attractive, smooth and youthful looking skin as an adult. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can reduce the appearance of acne scars so that you don’t continue to pay the price for your acne struggles as a teenager. … Continue reading
Facial scars of any kind can be disfiguring. But when the scar is a result of a traumatic burn injury, it can be especially upsetting. Facial burn scars can not only be a physical reminder of a painful event, but they can also form in ways that limit your facial functions, such as your ability to smile, chew, drink or open and close your eyes.
Skin burns can be a result of chemicals, the sun, radiation and electricity. Burns cause skin cells to die. When the skin is damaged, the body naturally tries to heal itself by producing a protein called collagen. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen in a uniform or natural-looking pattern. As the skin heals, it is common to see areas of thickness and discoloration. This is how scars form. … Continue reading
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
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