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
When it comes to having an attractive facial appearance, your profile is important. When looking at someone from the side, the nose and jawline are the most contributing features to an aesthetically-pleasing face. While rhinoplasty can correct the size and profile of the nose, what can be done to improve the distinction of the jawline? … Continue reading
Rhinophyma is a rare skin condition characterized by a swollen, red and bulbous nose. It causes the nose to also be waxy in appearance and bumpy in texture. Unfortunately, rhinophyma carries some misconceptions and rumors about what actually causes this unwanted nasal appearance. Many people believe that rhinophyma is linked to alcoholism. This myth only furthers the embarrassment and shame that frequently plaques patients with rhinophyma, as it is a progressive and permanent skin condition that is very difficult to disguise.
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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
Birthmarks are common, nearly everyone has one. Contrary to popular belief, not all birthmarks develop at birth. However, most people were born with the birthmarks they currently have. Birthmarks are often harmless and represent a slightly darker area of skin. The most popularly discussed birthmarks are known as pigmented birthmarks, where the skin has developed a cluster of pigmented or darker cells in one place. Most parents aren’t concerned about pigmented birthmarks, as they are more common, less noticeable and typically on areas of the body other than the face. … 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
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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When experiencing the signs of aging in the face, adults almost invariably notice it around their eyes. The delicate skin around the eyes often loses its elasticity first, causing wrinkles, sagging skin and other unwanted concerns. Since the eyes show expression and vigor, it is common for patients to request eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, to make them look younger and even appear happier. For many, it is also a means to restore proper vision, as excessive upper eyelid skin can cause hooding and impair full sight. … Continue reading
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