What is the down time for non-surgical “eye rejuvenation” procedures?

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Aging eyes are one of the chief complaints people desiring cosmetic surgery have, and their greatest wish is to get rid of their tired eyes and freshen up their look. Eye surgery is often recommended, but people who are hesitant about surgery sometimes choose non-surgical alternatives because of the shorter downtime.   So let’s find out what is the downtime for non-surgical ‘eye rejuvenation’ procedures?

Non-surgical options for eye rejuvenation include laser treatment, injectables, and topical solutions.

  • Laser treatment is particularly effective for resurfacing and tightening the skin around the eyes. Lasers can be used to tighten bags under the eyes, diminish crow’s feet, and also to contour the eyelids and brows. It typically takes 3 to 6 treatments to achieve the best results.
  • Injectables such as botox and dysport are also used to soften wrinkles around the eyes. There are also hyaluronic fillers that can volumize the eye-cheek intersection, and treat tear troughs.
  • Topical solutions formulated with ingredients such as peptides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins E, A, and C, are particularly effective in minimizing crow’s feet, and eliminating dark circles beneath the eyes.

These non-invasive alternatives have grown increasingly popular because they require no anaesthesia, and also have minimal to no downtime. Patients are therefore able to resume normal activities immediately after treatment. In cases where there is minor swelling or bruising, these symptoms usually resolve very quickly.

These treatment options for eye rejuvenation are available at the Fountain of Youth Med Spa, Victoria, Texas. Why not call (361) 576-9100 today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Nhi Le.  During consultation Dr. Le will recommended the best option for you, and also talk to you about the downtime for your non-surgical eye rejuvenation procedure.

What is the most popular non-invasive aesthetic procedure for men?

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Men are becoming more open about getting cosmetic procedures, and they no longer shy away from treatments that reverse the signs of age, especially non-surgical ones. But what is the most popular non-invasive aesthetic procedure for men. Is it dermal fillers, chemical peels, or botox? Let’s find out.

Why men prefer non-surgical procedures
Men prefer non-surgical procedures because they are fast, convenient, and the downtime is minimal. This allows them to return to normal activities immediately after the procedure. In addition, non-surgical procedures are far less expensive, and produce natural-looking results.

The most popular non-surgical procedure for men
Research carried out by the American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery in 2013, indicated that there had been a significant jump in the number of non-surgical procedures requested by men. Botox took the number one spot. Botox has become very popular among men, and they have even coined a new phrase for it – ‘brotox.’

Why men use botox
Men use botox to get rid of wrinkles across the forehead, as well as the deep furrows they often develop between the brows. Botox relaxes the muscles, and this makes the wrinkles and furrows diminish over time.

Men that have used botox say it makes them look and feel better, and also gives them the competitive edge they need on the job.

The side effects with botox are negligible and usually resolve quickly, they usually include minor swelling and bruising, as well as redness. This is another reason why the procedure is so attractive to men.

Contact Sona Med Spa in Little Rock, AR and Memphis, TN to find out more about popular aesthetic procedures for men. Call (501) 228-7662 to schedule your appointment in Little Rock, and 901-683-8220 for the office in Memphis.

Why would I get a BBL instead of butt implants?

Both the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) and butt implant surgery are effective methods for butt enhancement. However, BBL has become very popular in recent years, as women like the fact that it is a more natural alternative. But why would you get a BBL instead of butt implants?

Brazilian butt lift or butt implants
The Brazilian Butt lift involves the harvesting of fat from areas such as the abdomen and hips. The fat is then purified before being injected into specific areas in the buttocks.

Butt implants add volume to the butt, and are similar to the implants used for breast augmentation. They are round or oval in shape, and have either a smooth or textured surface.

Here are 3 reasons why women often get a BBL instead of butt implants:

1.    The results look very natural. Since the procedure uses the patient’s own fat cells, the butt looks and also feels very natural.

2.    Gives you a bigger butt and also transforms your entire shape. The process of liposuction contours the hips and other donor areas, thereby creating a better proportioned figure. Butt implants will simply make the buttocks larger, but will not reshape the body. The Brazilian butt lift is therefore a more versatile option.

3.    There is a lower chance of complications. The risk of potential complications is lower using the patient’s own fat, than it is with the use of synthetic implants. Implants are likely to have a higher fate of infection, and there is also the possibility of implant malposition.

Contact Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California, to learn more about the Brazilian Butt lift. Why not call (949) 701-4454 today, and set up a consultation with Kyle Song, MD.

Are there any side effects to Laser Liposuction?

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With new options available in body contouring, you no longer have to go under the knife to shape your body, because you can now opt for laser lipo. Laser lipo gets rid of body fat quickly and effectively, without the long downtime associated with traditional liposuction. The benefits of laser lipo are well known, but are there any side effects to laser liposuction?

How Laser Lipo works
Laser lipo is usually performed as an outpatient procedure using local anesthetic. The plastic surgeon will make a small incision in the areas to be treated, and then insert a cannula with a laser fiber attached, through this opening. The laser fiber emits the laser energy that breaks up the fat, after which it is eliminated by the body.

Are there side effects to laser liposuction?
The side effects associated with laser lipo are very similar to those associated with traditional lipo. Patients will experience some bruising and swelling in the treatment site, as well as numbness and irritation. As with traditional lipo, there are also some rare risks such as internal organ damage or infection, but in the case of laser lipo burns are possible (read more).

In order to reduce the likelihood of these occurring, patients should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. All should go well, as long as you are in the hands on an experienced surgeon.

It is important to remember that laser lipo is not meant for weight loss, instead; it is designed to contour the body by removing fatty deposits.

If you are interested in finding out more about the side-effects of laser liposuction, contact Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, Lanham, MD. Why not call 301-880-7022 today, and schedule an appointment with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nia Banks.

What is Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty?

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If you have bags or puffiness under the eyes, blepharoplasty can eliminate them and give you a more youthful look. Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery has become very popular within the last decade, as many people go in search of a rejuvenated look. Cosmetic eyelid surgery makes the eyes look fuller and more alert.

Lower eyelid Blepharoplasty

Lower lid blepharoplasty is recommended for patients with undereye bags or puffiness. This procedure will remove excess skin and reposition the fat, in order to restore the lower lid area.  Undereye bags are typically caused by the protrusion of fatty deposits that lie behind the eyelids.

Surgical Techniques

There are multiple techniques used to perform eyelid surgery, and your plastic surgeon will determine which is best for you. The subcillary approach is the traditional method in which the incision is made beneath the line of the lower eyelid.

Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty

Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is one of the newer approaches being used to perform lower eyelid surgery. It is a more conservative method of skin excision, as the incision is made inside the eyelid. This makes it easier to access the orbital fat (learn more).

In transconjunctival blepharoplasty, the fat is repositioned rather than being removed as was the case in older techniques. Also, because of the location of the incision there are no visible scars after the operation.   The transconjunctival technique yields very good results and has fewer complications, such as postoperative eyelid retraction.

Blepharoplasty can be particularly challenging, therefore patients should ensure that they enlist the services of a very experienced plastic surgeon, who is also knowledge about the anatomy of the eye.

If you reside in or around Tupelo, Mississippi, contact Dr. Mark Craig of Accent Plastic Surgery to learn more about transconjunctival blepharoplasty. Call our office today at (662) 377–6290, to schedule your appointment.

Get natural looking Breast augmentation without implants

Are you looking for natural looking breast augmentation without implants? If you are, you should take the time to learn about a process known as autologous fat transfer (fat grafting). The technique is now being used to perform several cosmetic enhancement procedures, including breast augmentation.

What is natural breast augmentation (with fat grafting)?
Breast augmentation using autologous fat transfer is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that is done to increase breast volume. The fat is used to fill in the upper pole of the breasts where there is loose skin and tissue. The technique is less stressful on the body when compared to traditional artificial implants, and requires a shorter recovery time.

How is the procedure done
The fat is first harvested (via liposuction) from a part of the body where there is a surplus amount, such as the thighs, back, or flanks. It is then purified, before being  injected into the breasts to add volume.

Fat transfer is very effective in filling out the upper pole of the breast, which is the area that tends to droop due to breast feeding or weight loss.

Breast augmentation with fat grating takes about 3 hours to complete.

Best candidates for natural breast augmentation
The procedure is suited to women who would like a moderate breast enhancement that looks natural. They should also have sufficient fat to use for the procedure.

Benefits of natural breast augmentation
Since breast augmentation with autologous fat transfer is a natural procedure, there is no risk of rupture or capsular contracture (hardening of the breast due to scar tissue). In addition, the incisions are very small.

For more information about breast augmentation without implants, contact The Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, Guilford, Connecticut. Call 844-551-9880 or 203-745-0340 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Langdon.