What Are Symptoms of Spider Veins?

What Are Symptoms of Spider Veins?

Do you have unsightly veins on your legs, but you’re not quite sure if they are spider veins. It’s best to have an evaluation done by a specialist if you have concerns about how your veins look or feel. It’s also very helpful to know what the symptoms of spider veins are, so that you can catch them early and get treatment before they cause major issues.

Spider Veins – What are they?
Spider veins, known medically as telangiectasias are tiny threadlike red, purple, or blue veins that are the result of enlarged veins in the skin. They usually form because of extra pressure on the veins, which causes them to expand. Genetics, hormone fluctuations, pregnancy, obesity, and sitting or standing for long periods, are a few of the factors that can put people at risk for spider veins.

What are symptoms of spider veins?
Although spider veins are typically merely a cosmetic issue, they can sometimes be an indication of an underlying venous disease that needs prompt attention. However, when spider veins alone are present, this is not normally a signal of venous disease.

Spider veins can be seen just below the surface of the skin, and are usually found on the thighs, calves, and ankles, but can also be seen on the face and chest. Itching near the veins, burning and throbbing, are other symptoms of spider veins.

There are several treatments available for spider veins including laser treatment, sclerotherapy, and Vein Gogh.

Are you ready to have your spider veins checked? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Kansas City, Leawood, and Overland Park, KS areas, Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.premierveinandbody.com, or by calling (913) 586-2363.

How long is eyelid lift recovery?

How long is eyelid lift recovery?

If you’re undergoing eyelid surgery, chances are you’re concerned about healing and recovery after the operation. That’s reasonable, as you have to put plans in place to ensure that recovery goes smoothly, so you can return to daily living as soon as possible. So just how long is eyelid lift recovery, and what can be expected during the recovery process.

Eyelid Lift
Eyelid lift or blepharoplasty is done to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Droopy upper eyelids or bags below the eyes can give the face a tired, aged appearance.

Recovery after eyelid lift
After eyelid surgery, patients are generally given personalized instructions to help ensure recovery goes as expected, and there are no complications. During follow-up visits the surgeon will evaluate how healing is progressing, and determine if any adjustments have to be made to the recovery plan.

Patients typically experience some pain, swelling, and bruising after eyelid surgery, but these symptoms generally resolve within 5-7 days. Blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and excessive tearing, are some of the other side-effects patients can expect to experience after surgery.

They are advised to rest the eyes as much as possible, and avoid eyestrain in the days following surgery. It’s also necessary to protect the eyes from dirt and glare by wearing the prescribed eyewear.

How long is eyelid lift recovery?
Recovery after eyelid lift varies among patients, and often depends on whether or not surgery is done on both eyelids. After full blepharoplasty, most patients are able to return to work within 7-10 days, and resume normal activities within 2-3 weeks. However, the surgeon may recommend more or less time off, depending on the specific circumstances of the patient.

Are you interested in eyelid surgery? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Tupelo, MS area, Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.drmarkcraig.com, or by calling (662) 377-6290.

How Much Does A Brazilian Butt Lift Cost

How Much Does A Brazilian Butt Lift Cost

If you want to improve the look and shape of your butt, a Brazilian butt lift may be the answer. The Brazilian butt lift is one of the trendiest cosmetic procedures now available, and it’s the favorite choice for celebrities and ordinary people alike. However, affordability is an important consideration, so just how much does a Brazilian butt lift cost.

Brazilian butt lift
The Brazilian butt lift is a buttock augmentation procedure that uses fatty tissue taken from other parts of the body to reshape and contour the butt. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, and takes about 90 minutes to complete. The fat grafts for the Brazilian butt lift are typically taken from the abdomen, flanks, or hips (read more).

How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
Getting that contoured, shapely butt is a significant investment, as the cost of a Brazilian butt lift starts from about $7,000 and varies depending on several factors.

The elements that contribute to the cost of a Brazilian butt lift include – the cost to liposuction the fat from other areas and then transfer it to the buttocks, and the cost of anesthesia and the surgical facility. If several areas have to be suctioned to obtain the fat needed for the procedure, this will also push up the cost. The choice of surgeon and geographic location are other factors that can influence cost.

Patients considering a Brazilian butt lift should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn more about the procedure, and get an accurate price estimate.

Are you ready to contour your butt, and enhance your curves? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the El Paso, TX area, El Paso Cosmetic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.elpasoplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (915) 351-1116.

What Alternatives Are There to a Facelift?

What Alternatives Are There to a Facelift?

A facelift is considered the gold standard for reducing signs of aging and improving facial proportions, but not everyone wants to have a facelift. Consequently, plastic surgeons are often asked – what alternatives are there to a facelift. Fortunately, there are other procedures that can be used to rejuvenate the appearance, but it’s not always easy to decide which option would be most effective.

What alternatives are there to a facelift?
A facelift provides an upward lift to the midface, and corrects sagging jowls, but there are alternatives that can provide similar facial rejuvenation results. A cheek augmentation and/or chin augmentation are popular alternatives to a facelift.

Cheek augmentation restores lost volume to the cheeks, and this is typically done with the use of implants. However, dermal fillers are also an option for individuals wishing to re-volumize the cheeks, but the results are temporary, lasting only 9-18 months. Cheek augmentation will restore fullness in the cheeks, and give the face a more youthful appearance (click here to learn more).

Chin augmentation can correct a weak or recessed chin, and improve early signs of jowls. The procedure has traditionally been done with the use of a synthetic implant, but dermal fillers can also be injected into the chin to help refine the jawline.

Which option is right for you?
In order to determine the facial rejuvenation procedure that would be right for you, it’s best to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. The plastic surgeon will conduct a detailed examination of your face to determine the cause of the aged appearance, and then recommend the most effective corrective procedure.

Are you ready to refresh your appearance? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Houston metro area, Correa Plastic Surgery, The Woodlands, TX is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.correaplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (281) 717-6616.

How Much Do Implants Cost?

How Much Do Implants Cost?

Breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed in the US. However, the operation is not normally covered by health insurance, so patients have to be aware of the different cost components, and the cost of the implants is one of the most important factors. So how much do breast implants cost.

Cost considerations in breast augmentation surgery
The cost of breast augmentation is influenced by various factors including the surgeon’s fees, operating room fees, anesthesia fees, and of course, the cost of implants.

How much do breast implants cost
Breast implants are available in a variety of sizes, textures, and shapes. The two most common types are saline and silicone implants. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water, and are generally cheaper than silicone implants, which are filled with silicone gel. Both implants have a solid silicone outer shell.

Saline breast implants cost an average of $800-$900 per pair, while silicone implants cost approximately $1,800-$1,900. However, there can be significant variations in cost, depending on the location of the practice (learn more).

The price of silicone implants also differ, as advanced options such as the cohesive silicone gel implants are generally more costly.

Another factor that will influence the price of implants is the shape. Tear drop shaped implants are typically more expensive than the traditional round implants.

When undergoing breast augmentation, patients should be sure to choose implants that are the right size and fit for their figure, so cost should not be the determining factor.

Would you like more information on breast augmentation surgery? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Orange County area, Kyle Song, MD, Irvine, CA is our featured board certified plastic surgeon.

You can reach Dr. Song at www.kylesongmd.com, or by calling (949) 528-8213.