What Should I Expect During Recovery from Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial fat grafting must certainly rank as one of the most effective ways to address the problem of facial volume loss. Unlike a surgical facelift that can leave the face looking pulled tight, facial fat grafting produces more natural looking results. You probably already know about the long recovery time after a facelift, but what should you expect during recovery from facial fat grafting.

Facial Fat Grafting
Facial Fat Grafting or autologous fat transfer is a less invasive way to replenish lost facial volume. It can be used to fill in facial features such as the cheeks, temples, jawline, smile lines, and lips. The procedure involves removing excess fat from areas such as the stomach region, and purifying it before injecting it into those areas of the face that are sunken-in due to fat loss.

What to expect during facial fat grafting recovery
Although fat grafting can produce some beautiful results, the recovery time can be long for some people. You can expect to there to be some bruising and swelling after the procedure. These symptoms can take anywhere from 7 to 14 days to clear. It is not easy to predict how you will react, but a lot depends on how easily you bruise, and the amount of fat injected.  There is usually little or no discomfort during recovery.

With facial fat grafting there are fewer risks, lower costs, and a faster recovery time when compared to a surgical facelift, and the final results are permanent.

If you would like to find out more about facial fat grafting, contact Rocheford Plastic Surgery, Woodbury, MN, (also serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul area). Please call (651) 739-1100, to schedule a visit with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Heather Rocheford.

Does a non-surgical chin enhancement last?

Does a non-surgical chin enhancement last

Are you looking for a minimally invasive way to correct your weak, recessed chin and perfect your profile without surgery?If you are, non-surgical chin augmentation may be the right choice for you, as it can dramatically add definition and balance to the chin. But how does it work, and how long does a non-surgical chin augmentation last.

The chin is a very important feature, as it influences facial symmetry, and enhances the contours of the lower half of the face. It adds balance tothe face,and also gives shape to the face and neck.

Non-surgical Chin Enhancement
Non-surgical chin enhancement involves the use of soft tissue fillers to shape the chin. The procedure is available in Orange County, at the offices of Dr. Kyle Song. Dr. Song typically usesJuvederm and Juvederm Voluma, to perform non-surgical chin enhancement. These fillers are all derived from hyaluronic acid.The procedure is low risk, and there is no pain or downtime.

How long does it last?
Non-surgical chin enhancement is not a permanent procedure, as it involves the use of temporary fillers. The final outcome varies among patients, but the results of chin enhancement using hyaluronic fillers lasts for approximately 12 months,and up to 18 months in some cases.

Using fillers for chin augmentation can produce very good results, but regular ‘touch-ups’ are required in order to maintain results. It is an effective option for individuals who want to fix a weak chin, and create a more youthful appearance.

If you are looking for an experienced surgeon with excellent technique who can create a natural looking chin by performing non-surgical chin enhancement, contact Dr. Kyle Song, of Song Plastic Surgery. Call 949-701-4454 today and schedule an appointment, and find out more about the procedure.

Will I need another surgical procedure if I want my chin implant removed?

Within the last decade there has been an overwhelming increase in the patients seeking chin implants. More and more people are becoming aware of how the chin and jawline can impact facial harmony. But despite the popularity, some people are not happy with their chin augmentation, so one important question patients should consider is – “Will I need another surgical procedure if I want my chin implant removed?”

Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation is often requested by people who have a ‘weak’ chin. There are also men that choose to have the procedure done, because they want a more ‘masculine’ chin. Surgery involves placing an implant, which is usually made of silicone, in a pocket at the front of the jawbone. The implants are available in various shapes and sizes.

Removing a chin implant
If you are unhappy with your chin implant, you will require another surgical procedure to get it removed. It’s important to think carefully when removing a chin implant, because you don’t want to make a wrong decision.

Surgeons typically ask patients to wait at least 6 months after chin augmentation, and allow the implant to settle fully, before contemplating any revision.

Small, silicone implants are the easiest to remove, and surgery can be done under local anesthesia. Other types of implants can be more difficult to remove. There will be some swelling after the procedure, but downtime is minimal.

If your chin implant is making you miserable, contact the Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, Guilford, CT, to find out more about removing it. Call 844-551-9880 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Langdon. During consultation Dr. Langdon will discuss your options, and discuss if you would like to try another implant.

How is telemedicine different in the realm of healthcare services?

How is telemedicine different in the realm of healthcare services

Telemedicine has been the biggest news in digital healthcare in recent years. It allows doctors to treat and diagnose patients remotely, with the use of telecommunications technology. But how is telemedicine different in the realm of health care services? Let’s take a look.

About Telemedicine
Remote healthcare is quickly becoming commonplace. There are a range of technologies that are being used in telemedicine to facilitate communication between doctors and patients. This includes telecommunications technology such as PCs, smartphones, and tablets.

Telemedicine is beneficial in cases where patients have minor issues such as the cold or flu. Contacting their doctor via tablet or smartphone is a more cost-effective and convenient option than an in-person consultation. However, if you need urgent care be sure to visit the ER.

How does Telemedicine Differ?
There are several areas in which the differences with telemedicine are apparent. It facilitates access to your physician after normal office hours, or while you are traveling. So if you are away from home on vacation or on a business trip, telememedicine makes it possible to contact your doctor for consultation via video conference.

With telemedicine you can still get good quality service, but at a lower cost. You are able to have a specialist consultation using telecommunications technology, and this costs less than an in-person visit.

If you are unable to contact your primary care physician, telemedicine gives you access to licensed physicians that can provide the professional service you need.  The convenience of telemedicine also makes it possible to get a short term prescription refill.

If you would like to find out how telemedicine differs in the realm of heath care services, schedule a consultation with Onyx Healthcare USA, Inc, Orange CA. Onyx creates the devices that the healthcare industry needs for its telemedicine services. Call 714-792-0774 for more information.

Is there a difference in recovery process for laser vs surgical blepharoplasty?

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If you are looking for a way to counteract the tired appearance of your eyes, you may want to consider blepharoplasty to rejuvenate and refresh them. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery),has traditionally been performed using a scalpel, but cutting edge lasers, such as the CO2 laser are now being used to make the incisions. But is there a difference in the recovery process for laser vs blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty is very beneficial for individuals with heavy upper eyelids, or lower eyelid ‘bags.’ The procedure involves the removal of excess skin on the upper eyelids, as well as fat from the lower eyelids. Surgery can be done on either the upper or lower eyelids, or on both.

Recovery after laser vs surgical blepharoplasty
Recovery time varies among patients, some people are back to normal in 3-4 days, while it can take up to 3 weeks for others.

With laser blepharoplasty, most patients typically have some swelling for the first 7 days. There may also be some bruising and redness that may take longer to clear, but this should settle within 2 weeks. During this time you can look very normal with a little bit of makeup.

The recovery time for surgical blepharoplasty is about the same, although there is usually more swelling with this operation.

Recovery after eyelid surgerydepends not so much on the  method used, as it does on the skill of the surgeon. In the proper hands, tools like the CO2 laser can be used effectively and safelyto produce excellent results.

If you live in the greater Guilford, Connecticut area, contact Langdon Plastic Surgery, for more information about laser vs surgical blepharoplasty. Call 844-551-9880 today, and book an appointment with board certified cosmetic surgeon Robert Langdon, MD.

Is there a permanent solution for Lip Augmentation?

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If you have thin, aging lips, or suffer from ‘smoker lines’ you can certainly benefit from lip augmentation. Lip enhancement is an effective way to improve fine lines and creases around the lips, as well as sagging at the corners of the mouth due to loss of volume. This typically involves the use of temporary dermal fillers, but is there also a permanent solution for lip augmentation. Let’s take a look.

Dermal fillers for lip augmentation
Injectable dermal fillers such as Juvederm Ultra XC and Restylane are among the most popular choices for lip enhancement. Both fillers are derived from hyaluronic acid, and are FDA approved for injection into the lips to add fullness, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. The results of Restylane can for about 6 months, but Juvederm Ultra XC is a more long term solution, as it can last up to one year.

Is there a permanent solution for lip augmentation?
Temporary fillers give very good results, but they only last a few months.  However, if you are looking for a more permanent solution instead of ongoing fillers, there are several options to choose from.

Fat grafting or autologous fat transfer is one permanent alternative for those desiring fuller lips.Despite this, some doctors recommend the use of temporary solutions for lip augmentation, as the changes that take place in the lips over time can lead to imbalances.

Clients in Brooklyn, NY, can contact Khrom Dermatology & Aesthetics, for more information about lip augmentation. Call 855-454-7666 today, and schedule an appointment with board certified dermatologist Dr. Tatiana Khrom. Dr. Khrom will carefully explain the procedure, and ensure that you achieve the natural looking lip enhancement results you desire.