Monday, March 21, 2016
The fountain of youth not been found yet, so the quest for eternal youth and beauty continues. With this being said, when we look in the mirror and start to see signs of aging, our first thought is of a facelift. Not so long ago, a facelift was huge undertaking with major recovery time and was also considered as a major surgery. Flash forward to the year 2014 and the options available are far more than before. Development of less invasive procedures have made getting a facelift easily accessible even on your lunch hour! For example, the Thread Lift is a minimally invasive facelift you can have performed on your lunch hour under local anesthesia. The cosmetic surgeon simply makes small incisions near the hair line and then uses a surgical needle and thread to lift the skin. In under an hour, your sagging jowls disappear. Recovery time is minimal and down time is almost nil. Another procedure similar to the Thread Lift is Silhouette Soft. Silhouette Soft is similar to a Thread Lift, but with Silhuotte Soft, the threads help produce collagen over time. There is virtually no downtime and only minimal bruising. The results are immediate with this procedure as well. For those who are apprehensive about having the above procedures performed, they can always opt for a liquid facelift. With a liquid facelift, the cosmetic surgeon will assess your concerns and then choose suitable fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm. These fillers help increase lost volume which occurs as we age. The results are immediate and can last up to one year. These fillers replace volume and fill in lines and wrinkles around the mouth, nasolabial folds, as well as the vertical smoker lines. These fillers can also fill in and add volume in the hollows of the eyes to give a more youthful and well rested appearance. There is no downtime and minimally no discomfort. Juvederm has a local anesthetic in the product so no need to apply a topical agent. As with any cosmetic procedure, it is best to research as much information as possible and discuss your wants and expectations with a qualified cosmetic surgeon.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Although it’s true that there is nothing that can stop the natural process of aging, there is no shortage of techniques that can be used to reduce the effects of aging. A great example of such a technique is the facelift. Every year, thousands of individuals pay for a facelift, and in most cases, the results speak for themselves. If you’re thinking about paying to get a facelift, then it’s important to understand the facts. What Is A Facelift? A facelift is a type of surgery, and it’s obtained by people who want to appear more youthful. When speaking in technical terms, a facelift is called a rhytidectomy. This surgical procedure is used to reshape the lower part of the face. The procedure can remove the facial skin that a person doesn’t need. In other words, it removes the excess skin that makes a person look older. It’s common for a facelift procedure to involve tightening the tissues underneath the facial skin. However, optimal results are obtained when a facelift is combined with other procedures that target the eyes, brows, cheeks and forehead. Statistics show that both men and women are becoming increasingly interested in getting a facelift. A Look at the Procedures There is the traditional facelift procedure, and it involves an incision that is made in the front of the patient’s ear, and the incision extends all the way into the patient’s hairline. The incision will stretch downward and behind the ear. The incision will end at the patient’s hairline, which is located behind the ear. In some cases, deep facial tissues must be tightened. All of the excess skin is removed. Staples and sutures are used to seal the incisions. The procedure might require a drainage bag to be placed behind the patient’s ear, which catches excess fluids and blood. The Newest Techniques Over time, the traditional facelift has evolved, and now, there are several different techniques that can be used to accomplish the same goal. Lasers can be used to perform a facelift. The technical name for a laser facelift is jaw and neck resurfacing and liposculpture. A local anesthetic and one-inch incision are all that this procedure requires. Another facelift procedure is called an endoscopy, and it can be used for both brow and facelifts. Many surgeons actually use liposuction for facelifts, which involves the removal of focal fat deposits. A facelift procedure can take anywhere from three to six hours, and it can be performed on an outpatient basis.