How Effective are BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®?
Are you growing weary of the lines and wrinkles on your face? Does it seem like new ones show up every day?
Some people will tell you that those smile lines just prove that you smile a lot. Or that your crow’s feet lend a more distinctive look.
But you know the truth. And it makes no difference anyhow if you’re not satisfied with how your face is aging.
If you’re not yet ready to commit to going under the knife for a facelift, you do have non-surgical options with BOTOX® or JUVÉDERM®.
And they’re incredibly effective.
We’ll take a look at the many options available through these procedures.
The Magic of BOTOX®
First, we need to clarify something about wrinkles.
To you, a wrinkle is probably a wrinkle. They’re all the same and you don’t want any of them.
But there are actually two kinds of wrinkles. Static and dynamic.
Static wrinkles are the lines and folds that are always there on your face. Dynamic wrinkles, on the other hand, occur when you use your muscles to form facial expressions.
Prime examples of dynamic wrinkles are the lines in the forehead and around the brow, as well as crow’s feet around the eyes.
BOTOX® is used specifically to smooth out dynamic wrinkles only. But how does it work?
BOTOX® is a prescription medication that, once injected, blocks signals from your nerves to your muscles. This keeps the targeted muscles from contracting; the very action that produces fine lines and wrinkles.
When the muscles relax, you’re left with a a smooth and wrinkle-free appearance.
Because of the presence of Botulinum toxin in this medication, the question plastic surgeons are most often asked is, “how safe is BOTOX®?”
The quick answer is “completely.”
BOTOX® has been used for almost thirty years now. During that time, there has never been a recorded instance of botulism or paralysis from BOTOX®. And the FDA considers BOTOX® to be a safe, effective way to reduce wrinkles and smooth out fine lines.
It is also a very simple procedure.
After the BOTOX® injections, there is little to no downtime. Although patients should avoid strenuous activity for the rest of the day, they are able to return to their everyday life as soon as they feel comfortable.
Why Use JUVÉDERM®?
And after years of living, laughing, eating, yawning, talking, etc., lines and wrinkles become etched into the areas around the nose and mouth. These are static wrinkles.
Smile lines develop and the skin around the nose and mouth (known medically as nasolabial folds) begin to sag.These static wrinkles and folds can easily add years to your appearance.
JUVÉDERM® works to fill the lines and firm up the folds in this parenthesis area around your nose and mouth.
Treatment with JUVÉDERM® is quick – lasting only about 15 minutes. Using a very fine needle, your plastic surgeon injects JUVÉDERM® into the area being treated. And since it includes the anesthetic lidocaine, there is little to no discomfort during injections.
Patients see results immediately, though there might be some swelling. Once that subsides, results continue to improve.
There is minimal to no downtime associated with JUVÉDERM®. In fact, most patients are able to return to work right after treatment. To ensure optimal results, however, patients are advised to protect their skin from the sun for 10 days.
It’s a small price to pay for a more youthful appearance.
What Is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC?
With some areas of the face, the issue isn’t always wrinkles.
The actual structure and volume of your face becomes less as you age. That’s why JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC was developed.
This filler uses hyaluronic acid (HA) to replenish missing volume – particularly in the upper cheek area, also known as the hollow, the apple, or the apex.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that’s produced by your body. Large amounts of it are found in your skin where its function is to retain water to keep your skin well lubricated and moist.
As you age, your body makes less of this substance. This particular injection serves to replenish the HA and restore a firmer appearance around the mid-face, or any other area that needs volume restored.
During the procedure, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is injected into the predetermined treatment areas. This may result in mild redness and swelling near the injection sites that will disappear within a few days.
Results will continue to improve over the course of the next several weeks.
The Purpose of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA®
As the years pass, it’s not unusual to lose volume in your lips as well. But the skin in this area, as well as around the eyelids, is much more delicate than other areas of the face. Static lines that show up in these areas require a gentler approach.
In these instances, your plastic surgeon or skin care specialist might recommend JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA®.
Also made up of HA, the particles in JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® are smaller than those in JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC so that they can effectively treat finer lines and more delicate areas where the skin is thinner.
As with the other two JUVÉDERM® treatments, injection is done with a thin needle and patients can expect to experience minimal to no discomfort during the procedure.
There may be mild redness, tenderness, or swelling after the procedure which will subside within a couple of weeks. It is also recommended that patients avoid strenuous activity or direct sun exposure to the treatment area for the first 24 hours following treatment.
Patients notice results immediately after the injection. And these only continue to improve over time as any residual swelling subsides.
BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM® Give You a Reason to Smile
Surgical procedures are fantastic for rejuvenating your face.
But non-surgical procedures like BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM® can be just as effective. And without the recovery time.
It all depends on your unique situation.
It’s almost as good as turning back the hands of time.
The Facts about Breast Augmentation Surgery
The Facts about Breast Augmentation Surgery
Has pregnancy, injury, illness or even just aging left you feeling dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts?
If so, you may be the perfect candidate for breast augmentation surgery.
Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgery that places implants to increase fullness and projection of the breasts.
It can be done for reconstructive purposes, such as after an injury or mastectomy for breast cancer, or for cosmetic reasons to enhance self-image and self-confidence.
So what are the facts about breast augmentation surgery? They’re pretty straightforward and simple, really.
We’ll start by taking a look at the implants.
Silicone Implants Vs. Saline Implants
It’s not really a competition.
In fact, there is little to even no discernible difference between the appearance of breasts augmented with silicone implants over those with saline implants.
Both silicone and saline implants involve a silicone shell that is either smooth or textured.
In the case of silicone implants, the shell comes from the manufacturer filled with a pre-determined amount of silicone gel. The implant is then surgically placed.
Many patients claim that silicone implants feel the most like natural breast tissue.
By contrast, with a saline implant, the silicone shell is inserted into the body first and then filled with saline to its desired volume by the surgeon.
Even so, both cases require the same size incision.
However, saline has the consistency of water so there is a slightly greater chance of visible rippling or wrinkling with saline implants. This is far less likely to be apparent when the implants are placed under the pectoral muscle or in the dual plane position (under the gland and lower border of the pectoralis major muscle.)
When choosing between silicone and saline implants, each has its own distinct advantages depending on your situation. It’s important you get a thorough examination and then sit down with your surgeon to discuss which option is better for you based on your unique needs.
It should also be noted that because breasts continue to develop in women until they are in their late teens or early 20s, the FDA requires that women be at least 18 years old to get saline implant breast augmentation and at least 22 years of age to receive silicone implants.
If you’re hoping to don a bathing suit or sports bra again, then be sure to find a board-certified surgeon who offers sub-muscular breast implant placement.
This procedure offers the most natural look while greatly minimizing the appearance of obvious implants. Plus, breast implants placed underneath the muscle do not interfere with mammograms.
There are two common types of incisions for breast augmentation: periareolar and inframammary.
This incision is made along the inferior border of the areola. The surgeon then inserts the implant in the breast pocket. This method offers excellent scar quality which is difficult to see after it heals at the junction between the pigmented areola and breast.
There is virtually no risk of losing nipple sensation because the nerve to the nipple does not come through the skin. Instead, it travels along the ribcage and through the gland to the nipple. This is important for women who plan to breastfeed in the future.
With this incision, the cut is made along the inframammary fold – which is the crease of skin underneath the breast. There is very little risk of losing nipple sensation with an inframammary incision.
In the case of both incision types, the surgeon can typically reuse the incision in the event of any needed re-operations. And because of its location, the scar is relatively or even completely unnoticeable.
Recovering from Breast Augmentation Surgery
Should you opt for this surgery, it’s reasonable to expect 5-7 days for recovery.
This doesn’t mean you’ll be laid out flat during this time. In fact, patients are encouraged to ambulate the same day or day after the surgery. But rest is important and there should be no heavy lifting or pushing whatsoever.
You will need a follow-up appointment during that time as well so your surgeon can monitor the incision sites to ensure they’re healing correctly.
Implants can last for many years and do not need to be changed unless in the rare event that there is a problem.
Now You Know the Facts about Breast Augmentation
Knowing the facts about breast augmentation will help you when it comes time to find the right surgeon.
Choosing a board-certified surgeon with many years of experience will strongly lessen the likelihood that you’ll have complications down the road.
Once you provide us with the necessary information, we will perform a full assessment of your body to help you determine what size and shape implant will best meet all of your needs.
The Importance of Credentials for Your Plastic Surgeon
Is your plastic surgeon board certified?
If you haven’t asked that question, it’s crucial that you do.
You may have never stopped to consider whether your general practice physician is board certified. But it’s not really an issue because he or she accepts insurance and is therefore required, by the insurance company, to be credentialed.
But when you seek out a cosmetic procedure like a full facelift, it is typically not covered by insurance. Therefore, the doctor’s credentials aren’t under scrutiny and they are not required to abide by the same rules and standards.
That’s why it’s essential you insist on checking the credentials for your plastic surgeon.
Otherwise, you’re putting your life at risk.
Necessary Credentials for Your Plastic Surgeon
When going outside a traditional health system or hospital, verifying that your doctor is board-certified is an absolutely necessary step.
So if you’re planning to undergo cosmetic plastic surgery, the first step is to find a doctor that is board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).
- The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
The ABPS is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the larger and more comprehensive American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
Recognizing the need to protect the public, these boards work together to ensure that doctors meet specific educational, training, and professional requirements.
In other words, they establish the standards that physicians are required to achieve in order to maintain their board certification.
ABMS and the respective specialty boards are accountable both to the public and the medical profession.
They support physicians by creating programs that assist doctors in their field and improve their practice. And they help patients identify which doctors are certified and what that entails.
Furthermore, they work with healthcare leaders to foster initiatives that monitor and promote the quality of healthcare, while increasing awareness around the importance of board certification.
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
In addition to being board certified by ABPS, look for plastic surgeons who are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
As the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world, the ASPS is a leading authority on cosmetic plastic surgery and represents 93% of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the U.S.
In a nutshell, the mission of ASPS is to “promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and continuous certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists.”
ASPS and its members make patient safety a top priority. One way they do this is by providing education, advocacy, practice support, and enhanced public awareness of the value of plastic surgery.
Because they demand the highest professional, ethical, and quality standards, ASPS requires that surgery is only performed in accredited, state-licensed or Medicare-certified surgical facilities. That means that the surgeons, other personnel, operating rooms, and equipment must meet stringent national standards.
- American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Finally, if you’re able to locate a surgeon with the letters FACS after his or her name, then you’ve found the cream of the crop. This means that he or she is a member, a.k.a. “Fellow”, of the American College of Surgeons.
To become a Fellow, surgeons must pass a rigorous evaluation that measures his or her education and training, surgical competence, ethical conduct, and professional qualifications.
Only surgeons that meet the high and exacting standards established and demanded by the College are accepted as members. Thus, the FACS designation is the sign of an esteemed plastic surgeon.
Does Your Plastic Surgeon Have the Right Stuff?
Making the decision to have plastic surgery was likely not one you took lightly.
Choosing the right surgeon is just as important.
Demand the highest credentials for your plastic surgeon. Contact us today to speak with doctors that meet the above credentials.
And be confident that you’re getting only the best healthcare.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
You love your children and can’t imagine your life without them.
What you probably can imagine though is how great it would be to get back to your pre-pregnancy body.
For a few women, getting back to that body just requires focusing on healthy eating and exercise.
But for MANY other women, there is no amount of dieting or exercising that can beckon the return of that pre-pregnancy body.
If you’re one of the many women who have encountered this, don’t despair!
The mommy makeover was developed just for you.
The Ravages of Pregnancy
As beautiful and miraculous as pregnancy and childbirth are, they can take a serious toll on a woman’s body.
Pregnancy and nursing render many women feeling less confident about the appearance of their bodies after childbirth.
There are a number of reasons for this. Pregnancy and nursing can result in any (or all) of the following:
- Loss of breast volume
- Separated abdominal muscles
- Loose skin with stretch marks
- Weight gain
- Lifestyle changes
Women suddenly find themselves in bodies they don’t even recognize. This can be physically, mentally, and emotionally trying.
How a Mommy Makeover Helps
Although it might sound like you’ll be spending the afternoon at the makeup counter at the mall, a mommy makeover is really an umbrella term that refers to a combination of body contouring procedures.
And no two mommy makeovers are the same. Each procedure is custom-tailored to fit the patient’s specific needs.
You will consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who will, in turn, develop an individualized plan to address your goals.
Then the chosen procedures will be completed together to improve those confidence-draining changes that have lingered after your pregnancy.
There are several procedures which the surgeon may recommend:
- Tummy Tuck
One tell-tale sign that a woman has experienced pregnancy are stretch marks on the skin. Deeper below the skin though, the abdominal muscles have often separated – leaving the belly to hang down and sag.
Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that reduces excessive fat and skin around the abdomen and reconstructs that abdominal wall musculature.
This helps to flatten the belly again and minimize the appearance of those stretch marks.
- Breast Lift/Augmentation
Breasts are prone to sagging after the demands placed upon the body during pregnancy and nursing. Surgery is performed to restore the breasts to their original and more youthful pre-pregnancy position.
Depending on your situation, the plastic surgeon might recommend a breast lift, breast augmentation, or breast lift with either silicone or saline implants.
In some cases, the breasts may become too large after pregnancy and are no longer proportionate to the body. In this case, there would be a breast reduction.
For those troublesome post-pregnancy spots – typically the stomach, waist, hips, and thighs – where you just can’t seem to lose the fat, the surgeon may recommend liposuction.
With liposuction, small incisions are made in the treatment area and then a thin hollow tube, called a cannula, is inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat cells. A surgical vacuum is then used to suction the fat out of those areas to create a slimmer body contour.
- Facial Rejuvenation
While this fourth procedure isn’t a mommy makeover “standard,” it is a terrific way to build upon the more youthful appearance that comes from the other procedures.
If the stresses of pregnancy and raising little ones is showing on your face, you’ll want to ask your surgeon about the possibility of adding a facelift or BOTOX.
Recovery from a Mommy Makeover
It’s important to remember that a mommy makeover is surgery.
That means that you’ll be put under anesthesia and need to allow for adequate recovery time.
When you return home, expect that you’ll have to wear compression garments to reduce swelling. This is going to ensure the most optimal results.
Also, prescription pain medication will be prescribed to help manage any discomfort.
It’s difficult to say exactly how long your recovery will take. Given that each surgery is customized to meet the individual needs of the patient, actual recovery times vary.
Most mothers are able to get back to their normal activities within two weeks of the surgery. However, strenuous activities will likely have a longer restriction time.
The final results of your mommy makeover will slowly become apparent in the weeks and months following the surgery. Swelling will subside and you’ll notice a renewed firmness and youthful appearance.
It’s important to note, however, that you’ll need to stay at a steady weight following your mommy makeover to maintain those results.
Are You a Good Candidate?
The answer to this question depends on a number of factors. You may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover if you:
- are healthy and able to stabilize your weight
- feel dissatisfaction with the changes to your body post-pregnancy
- have realistic expectations and goals
On the other hand, if you are planning on future pregnancies, then you will need to postpone this procedure until after that final pregnancy.
Reclaim Your Figure!
Contact us today to set up a free consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.
A mommy makeover will give you renewed confidence in your appearance so you can focus on what really matters – spending time with your family.
What Emsculpt Can Do For You
Do you find it difficult to keep your abs toned and firmed?
Welcome to the club. For many of us, this a problem area.
And no matter how many sit-ups and crunches you do, it just doesn’t seem to help. Sure, if you could do 20,000 sit-ups it would probably make a difference. But who has the time or energy for that?
It turns out, you do. Because that’s exactly what 30 minutes of Emsculpt can do for you.
You’ll just need to simply lay back and relax.
What Is Emsculpt?
It sounds too good to be true, right?
And you may be thinking, if this Emsculpt is really a thing, then I would have heard about it.
Well, unless you’re really in the know, you may not be aware of it because it’s the newest modality to enter the world of nonsurgical procedures for fat-reduction. That means no needles, no incisions and no anesthesia.
So how does it work?
Emsculpt uses non-invasive high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to implode fat cells while simultaneously building muscle. It may sound like the stuff of infomercials, but this technology has been cleared by the FDA for the purpose of improving abdominal tone and strengthening the abdominal muscles.
It does so by triggering 20,000 supramaximal muscle contractions in the course of 30 minutes. What this essentially means is that it’s able to affect the muscle in a way that would be impossible for you to do voluntarily.
The main reason those countless crunches and squats at the gym aren’t working is that you’re only activating about 50% of the muscle group you’re working every three to five seconds. But with Emsculpt, you activate 100% of the muscle 20,000 times in 30 minutes.
And all while you’re lying still.
While those coming in for Emsculpt procedures are often focusing on their abs, the device is also commonly used for the buttocks. There are even smaller attachments utilized to target the arms, thighs and calves.
It depends on your “trouble” area.
What to Expect from Emsculpt
Before we go on, it should be noted that Emsculpt is intended to be a supplement to a healthy and active lifestyle. Emsculpt is not meant to replace regular exercise and good eating habits.
In other words, it won’t eliminate a major gut that’s the result of poor lifestyle choices.
That being said, if you decide to try Emsculpt, here is what you can expect from a typical session:
- You will relax back onto the table while a small device is strapped over your abdomen (or whatever other area you’re targeting).
- You’ll be given tips on ways to breathe and relax through the session.
- A trained practitioner will then deliver power to the device – starting at a low level and then working up.
- Your muscles will begin to contract, creating a very intense vibration may feel strange at first. Your feet may also lift off the table with each contraction. (Don’t worry! This is normal.)
- After a few contractions, the machine will switch to a tapping action in order to break down the lactic acid your muscles produce during the contractions.
- At the end of 30 minutes, you’ll be done. And the muscles you worked will likely feel sore the next day – much like they would after an intense workout.
If you work out a lot, you will probably not need as much intensity in the session because the motor neurons in your muscles are already active and don’t require as much power to contract. But you will still see the same results.
Because the target cells in Emsculpt are muscle cells, there is an increase in muscle mass by 16% over four treatments. This creates the desirable side effect of permanent fat cell reduction by 19%.
After your initial session, it’s recommended you complete three more over a two-week period for the best results.
And that’s it. It really is THAT easy.
What Emsculpt Can Do for You
What Emsculpt can do for you will depend on a few factors. That’s why it’s important that you speak with a plastic surgeon trained in Emsculpt.
So contact us today to schedule your free consultation and find out how Emsculpt could work for you.
Then get ready to finally say goodbye to those “problem” areas.
YES, A MOMMY MAKEOVER IS AFFORDABLE!
Do you sometimes look in the mirror and wish you could have your pre-baby body back? Having a baby pouch, saggy breast and all other issues that come with having a baby are all concerns. Oftentimes, after the pregnancy period is over, many women want to get back into shape, they want to have their firm and sturdy pre-baby bodies back. The solution to this general sickness is the Mommy Makeover.
Mommy makeover is a surgery that helps you look better than ever after pregnancy. It fuses the choices of breast and body contouring to help you regain your pre-baby body. Mommy makeover is not a specific surgical procedure but the fusion of several cosmetic procedures aimed at restoring the areas of the body affected by pregnancy.
What Does Mommy Makeover Entail?
- Tummy Tuck
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
What Does Mommy Makeover Target?
Childbearing can cause a series of changes to occur on the body. Mommy makeover targets and helps to correct the following unwanted changes;
- Sagging or deflated breasts: this is usually due to excess skin and loss of breast volume. Breast augmentation is carried out within hours to correct this problem.
- Diastasis recti; this is a pregnancy-like pouch that refuses to disappear even after the baby is out. It leaves redundant skin around the abdomen and causes the stomach to bulge. A tummy tuck is done to tighten the loose skin. Liposuction is done to remove the fat deposit around the lower back, thigh, upper arm, flanks, and other places.
- Stretch marks; skin treatment is used to remove wrinkles and stretch marks to make the skin clearer and smoother.
- Premature facial aging; facial fillers are used to treat developing lines.
Recovery time may vary from procedure to procedure. You will learn more at your FREE consultation with Star Plastic Surgery.
The goal of a mommy makeover is to help every mom restore their pre-pregnancy body!
Schedule your FREE consultation today and let us help you feel 10 years younger! Start your journey with Star Plastic Surgery today!
The Most Important Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction is a procedure where fat is removed from parts of a person’s body through surgery. This can be from your stomach, your arms, your legs, your bottom, and so on. Often people undergo liposuction procedures when they cannot get rid of fat through constant exercise and dieting.
Benefits of liposuction include:
- It gives the body a much better shape: If you want your body shape enhanced or you want the contours of your body to be more elaborate, liposuctions can provide you with this. This can also help build overall self-confidence.
- It removes lipomas: For people with too much fat in their bodies, liposuctions can help you get rid of lipomas. Lipomas are fatty tumors which can be dangerous to a person’s health in the long run. It also helps men with gynecomastia take out excess amounts of fatty tissues located in the breast.
- It reduces excessive sweating: Excessive sweating can turn out to be embarrassing, especially in the armpit areas. Liposuction helps reduces the rate at which a person sweats in the armpits, thighs, neck and the other regions.
- It can help prevent weight gain in the long run: Liposuction is a surgery which does not just take out fat and leave the patient vulnerable to gaining the fat back immediately. Instead, the effects of the surgery can help prevent the patient from gaining excess weight back for an extended period of time.
- The results are immediate: Unlike most medical treatments, the results after a liposuction can be seen immediately. After the surgery, the patient can see the weight they have lost in the particular area. The moment the swelling goes down, the body will be in the exact shape that was expected from the surgery.
- It prompts a healthy lifestyle: After liposuction, dieting and exercising are important. This is because they are necessary for the results of the liposuction to be permanent. This enhances the lifestyle of the person, making them healthier and very fit.
To get all the benefits from liposuction, it is essential that you hire the right plastic surgeon. This way the risks can be lessened while you get the perfect treatment.
Schedule your FREE consultation today and begin taking the steps necessary for you to reach your goals! This is your year!
What You Need to Know About a Tummy Tuck
Tummy Tuck is a significant procedure performed around the abdomen to remove excess skin and fat. This procedure makes your stomach appear tighter, flatter and smaller. The stomach can become excessively prominent due to many reasons, but whatever the reason may be, Tummy tuck is a surgery that will help eliminate excess skin and fat from the middle and lower stomach.
The end result is a flatter stomach and tightened abdominal muscles and fascia. After pregnancy, the skin around the abdomen becomes loose and saggy. The major corrective procedure required for such case is a Tummy tuck. Who Are the Suitable Candidates?
A tummy tuck is not gender-biased. Both male and female may qualify for this surgery.
• Tummy Tuck for Weight Loss: after doing your best to lose as much weight as you can through exercise and diet, you may have a tummy tuck to remove the fats, and flabby skin left. It is important to note that tummy tuck isn’t a weight loss treatment.
• Women who are trying to get their pregnancy body back may consider a tummy tuck. During pregnancy, the muscles and skin around the abdomen become stretched, and thus often result in a loose and flabby stomach after delivery.
So, women who are trying to get their pre-pregnancy bodies back are considered as a suitable candidate for this procedure. Generally, a tummy tuck can transform your flabby stomach into a tight, sturdy, and well-sculpted core.
After a tummy tuck, you will feel great about yourself because you would lose the unattractive fat that has made you less confident about your body for a long time. The primary aim of this excellent body-shaping treatment is to give you a perfect and gorgeous appearance.
A tummy tuck is all about getting your sexy back and making you feel good about yourself. Let us guide you through your journey. Schedule your FREE consultation today.
WHERE DO I GET THE BEST NOSE JOB?
Nose jobs, also referred to as a Rhinoplasty, is a surgery done to change the shape of the nose. Nose jobs can improve breathing as much as it improves facial appearance. A nose job is either carried out by changing the size of the nose or by altering the shape. Although this surgery is the most common cosmetic procedure all over the world, it should be carried out by a board-certified surgeon, who is experienced in the art Rhinoplasty (nose job). Your surgeon may perform any of the following procedures on your nose:
- Nose reduction; this is commonly done by removing some of the bones and cartilages.
- Nose augmentation; this procedure is done by altering the shape of the
- Nose reshaping is done to change the shape of the nose. The nasal bones are broken, and the cartilages are rearranged.
- Sometimes, they modify the angle between the nose and the top lip.
When planning to undertake a nose job, other facial features are considered alongside. Your surgeon will consider a customized plan to modify your nose in a way that it appropriately suits your face. This surgery has proven to be life-changing to some individuals. The following are the benefits of a nose job
- It improves your confidence and makes you feel better about yourself.
- It helps to improve breathing in individuals with congenital breathing problems.
- A nose job is needed to correct a birth defect.
A nose job is all about looking in the mirror and no longer feeling self-conscious. Schedule your FREE consultation today and let us help you start your new journey.
How to Know If You Are A Good Candidate for Facelifts
Facelifts are plastic surgeries which can be used to give a face a more youthful appearance. Often there are so many people who approach thoughts of the surgery with unrealistic expectations and may not be prepared to handle the stress that might come with it. So before opting for a facelift, there is some information which will be required to note if a person is a suitable candidate for the surgery. Some of the factors which can determine if a person would be a good candidate for a facelift or not include:
- The elasticity of skin: To be a candidate for a facelift, it is essential that you have a skin which can keep its elasticity and flexibility. This is important because the facelift procedure involves the surgeon tightening the skin located on the face to eradicate the presence of wrinkles. Also, for the healing process of the surgery to be fast and effective, it is necessary that the skin can adjust to the new contours which are now on the face.
- A firm bone structure: A facelift candidate must have a firm bone structure. This is necessary because support is needed from the bone during the surgery for the candidate to get the right final result. If your bone structure is not firm, the surgeon might suggest facial implants instead or a facelift.
- Good health: Before undergoing a facelift procedure, it is vital that the candidate is very healthy. This is because the procedure is an invasive one and for there to be full healing after the surgery, the candidate has to be healthy.
- Practical mindset: The candidate must have a practical mindset concerning facelifts and what the final results would be. The candidate must also understand the risks that come with the surgery. If the surgeon realizes that the candidate has unrealistic expectations from the surgery, they might decide that the candidate is not eligible for the facelift.
To determine if you are an eligible candidate for a facelift, please schedule a free consultation with Star Plastic Surgery. Visit mystardr.com today!