If you’ve recently lost weight and attained a more attractive and healthy figure, congratulations on a job well done. While many older adults are well pleased with the way their new body looks, they may be surprised at the accelerated signs of facial aging that resulted from their dramatic weight loss. The face unfortunately suffers a loss of collagen as you age, up to 20% by the age of 40! When this collagen loss is combined with weight loss, the volume loss in the face can be extra dramatic. You may notice hallowed cheeks, under eye bags, lip wrinkles, chin creases, frown lines, jowls or other unwanted signs of aging.
Will you have to undergo plastic surgery to ensure your face looks as good as your body after weight loss? Not necessarily. A board certified plastic surgeon can determine the severity of your volume loss. However, many patients can turn to non-surgical forms of facial rejuvenation to restore volume and vitality – such as ALMI. … Continue reading
More men than ever are taking advantage of plastic surgery. In fact, statistics reveal that male plastic surgery has risen over 325% since 1977! What is the reason for such an increase? Perhaps the male population has finally realized the dramatic impact that cosmetic procedures can have on their self-esteem, relationships and their professional career. In fact, many studies show that the primary motivation for male plastic surgery is to stay competitive in the workplace.
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While there are a number of things you can do to ease your recovery and expedite your healing after plastic surgery, never underestimate the power of your diet. In fact, what you eat can significantly impact how your body heals itself. The quicker and more smoothly your body repairs itself, the quicker you can show off your beautiful cosmetic surgery results.
Proper nutrition can be considered the building blocks of your body’s healing process. Consider adding the following power food groups to your plate before and after surgery: … Continue reading
More and more patients are seeking facial plastic surgery to turn back the hands of time. Whether you are in your early 40’s and seeking a mini-facelift or undergoing an eyelid lift in your 60’s, the sacrifices of plastic surgery can be significant. Patients not only relinquish a portion of their savings to look more youthful, but they may also experience notable downtime and uncomfortable recovery. This makes it even more important to learn how you can maximize your plastic surgery investment and prolong your results. … Continue reading
When most adults talk about fat, it’s usually in reference how they have too much of it on their body. However, in terms of the face, a little fat in the right places makes us look younger and healthier. In fact, volume loss or drooping fat is a major culprit to several aging facial features. Fortunately, there is a win-win solution for patients who want to lose some fat on their body and replace lost volume in their aging face. Fat transfer is a sophisticated procedure in plastic surgery that is used a number of ways. Beyond improving the aging face, fat transfer can be used reconstructively as well. … Continue reading
With the romance of Valentine’s Day still lingering in the air, it is the perfect time to discuss your lips. While beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder, there are some common lip traits that are considered more attractive than others. The shape, volume and definition of your lips can lure the opposite sex as well as make you look younger and even happier. … Continue reading
As we age, lines and deep creases form in areas of our face that make expressions on a daily basis. While smile lines and crow’s feet are common concerns, the aging process also significantly impacts the forehead. Deep creases and drooping tissues within the forehead can make a person look sad, angry and older than they really are.
Unfortunately, when collagen depletion and gravity take their toil on the forehead, the eyebrows and eyelids are greatly affected as well. The good news is that by surgically lifting the forehead, a dramatic improvement can be seen in the eyes and entire upper face.
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Congenital deformities can be disheartening and upsetting for new parents. A cleft lip is certainly no exception. A cleft lip is the second most common embryonic deformity, affecting nearly 1 in 1,000 babies in the United States according to the CDC. Cleft lips are a type of facial deformity in which the upper lip does not fully form and close during fetal development in the womb. Fortunately, cleft lips are treatable and repairable with the help of a skilled medical team and experienced facial plastic surgeon.
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Plastic surgery can be reconstructive or cosmetic in nature. Often, it is both. Cosmetic procedures are designed to enhance or alter a part of the body that is functioning normally. These are elective surgeries that improve aesthetic appearance by restoring proper proportion or reversing the signs of aging. … Continue reading
A skilled and experienced plastic surgeon will use techniques to minimize your recovery and downtime as much as possible after plastic surgery. However, there are still specific guidelines you’ll need to follow for any type of surgical procedure; facial plastic surgery is no exception. Adhering to your surgeon’s post-operative instructions is very important in order to protect your safety and accelerate your healing. Neglecting to take these rules seriously may sabotage your results and extend your recovery period even more. … Continue reading
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