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
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
Due to its protruding appearance, the nose is the most commonly injured part of the face. In fact, nasal fractures account for approximately half of all facial fractures in several studies, according to eMedicine. Whether you were simply rough-housing with your kids or severely injured during a car accident, the nose can suffer significant damage that threatens your breathing ability as well as your overall facial appearance.
The nose is a unique structure that involves intricate layers of skin, bone and cartilage. Nasal fractures are not only painful, but repairing the nose requires a certain level of skill if you are aiming to regain both function and aesthetics. Unfortunately, it is common for patients to avoid medical treatment for a broken or fractured nose. While the body will certain heal itself after such injuries, your nose may not repair itself the way you’d hoped for. In fact, the nose often remains crooked or misshapen without professional intervention. … Continue reading
Are you constantly seeking the perfect pout? The lips can promote beauty, portray sensuality and make a strong statement about the way you’re feeling. According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons, lip augmentation has been considered the second fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. This can largely be contributed to our selfie-obsessed generation, where women of all ages try to capture the most attractive lip look possible before they click their smartphone camera.
So what exactly does make lips look attractive or desirable? There are certain lip characteristics that have been shown to matter. In fact, in a February 2017 study, researchers from University of California, Irvine showed more than 400 participants side-by-side images of young Caucasian women’s lips and asked them to rank each photo based on attractiveness. The study evaluated the size of the lips, and more specifically, the upper to lower lip ratio. … Continue reading
We come in all different shapes and sizes. And while each face is unique, our ethnic background can often play a considerable role in certain features, tendencies and characteristics. When it comes to your nose, your ethnicity is especially influential. However, your Asian, African American or Hispanic descent may not produce the nasal characteristics you want. That’s why many patients turn to ethnic rhinoplasty for help. Dr. Ben Talei is a renowned rhinoplasty surgeon with specialized training in improving the noses of all ethnic backgrounds.
When it comes to Asian rhinoplasty, there are some commonalities among patient requests. The Asian nasal structure is typically flatter, broader and can even lack a distinctive bridge. Asians also typically have a more triangular shaped nose. For these reasons, Asian nose-reshaping often involves the following: … Continue reading
The skin around the eyes, especially the lids, are much thinner and more delicate than other facial tissues. Due to the nature of this skin and the constant expression and motion the eyes make throughout the day, signs of aging can be very noticeable. For example, many aging adults find themselves most dissatisfied with the way their eyelids are drooping.
Eyelid drooping can be blamed on genetics as well as the natural aging process. Nonetheless, there is a procedure that can restore a youthful appearance to your eyes – blepharoplasty! Blepharoplasty is often referred to as eyelid lift surgery and can involve either the upper, lower or both eyelids. … Continue reading
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 500,000 new cases of skin cancer are reported each year. Considering that sun exposure is a leading cause of skin cancer, it comes to no surprise that most skin cancer (around 80%) is found on the face, head and neck, or the areas that are most often exposed to UV rays. … Continue reading
While cosmetic surgery continues to gain ground in terms of popularity, there are still some misconceptions surrounding plastic surgery and those who get it. Contrary to popular belief, there are many types of people that can benefit from plastic surgery. To ensure you don’t have the wrong impression, let’s set the record straight by exposing three common myths about plastic surgery: … Continue reading
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