Dr. Sharon Giese discussed her signature procedure, the “The Natural lift” a minimally invasive alternative for a Facelift. This procedure she explains, is intended for all of the women who don’t want a Facelift or want to put off the time of having one. An innovative way of treating the excess fat in the neck and the jowl area. Dr. Sharon believes that 80% of women age with this pattern, in where the grow a little neck and jowl fat. The procedure does not involve a scalpel but a small needle with an internal ultra sound with a hot tip. This melts the fat areas very precisely and heats up the skin that give skin tightening. She then removes that fat very carefully. In total, the procedure removes a significant amount of up to 60 cc’s of fat from the Neck and Jowl area. This leaves a Significant result. In addition, Dr. Sharon can take this fat and redistribute it in other areas of the face! Some of the popular areas include the lips, laugh lines and the cheek area. “The Natural Lift” is a quick procedure and is done in the office in under an hour! Sharon also mentions that you can be back to work within 4 days and as the swelling goes down gradually nobody will know, so if you want to keep it a secret you can!
Denver area oculoplastic surgeon Dr. McCracken uses Voluma Injections to restore cheek volume lost with aging. The procedure takes only minutes and is very comfortable for the patient. Before and after photographs are shown.
Cosmetic surgeons around the country, such as Dr. Steve Byrd, one of the top plastic surgeons in Dallas, offer the option for combining procedures. This can produce greater results while reducing cost and downtime.
Dallas, Texas (February 2013) – Many plastic surgeons will give patients the choice of combining plastic surgery procedures into one operation. Dr. Steve Byrd, one of the top plastic surgeons in Dallas says grouping multiple procedures into one visit to the medical center provides many potential benefits for patients: shorter recovery time, cost savings, more complete cosmetic enhancement and overall higher satisfaction.
“There are certain procedures that are commonly performed during one operation,” says Dr. Byrd, a board-certified plastic surgeon familiar with combination procedures. “Facelift with neck lift come to mind. But any number of combination treatments can be customized to the meet the patient’s goals. For instance, I commonly combine a breast lift with breast augmentation in Dallas.”
Commonly grouped procedures include treatments of the head and neck, such as facelift with neck lift, brow lift, eyelid surgery or chin augmentation. Non-surgical treatments can also be combined, either with surgical or other non-surgical procedures. BOTOX® may be used with injectable fillers for a more comprehensive result, or laser skin resurfacing may be used in a facelift procedure. Breast augmentations and breast reductions are often enhanced by breast lifts. Dr. Byrd says he often performs liposuction during a tummy tuck in Dallas.
One of the most common combination procedures has come to be known as a “mommy makeover.” Typically, this makeover involves breast enhancement and tummy tuck. Certain variations may include liposuction, facial surgery or medical spa treatments.
Combining procedures can have advantages for patients, such as less time away from work or other commitments. Instead of having 2 or more separate recovery periods, healing from the separate surgeries occurs simultaneously. The discomfort of surgery is also consolidated, allowing women and men to “get it over with” all at once.
Cost savings also factor into the list of benefits. Fees for the facility, anesthesia and the surgeon make up the main cost categories for plastic surgery.
Completing multiple procedures in one operation adds up to only 1 facility fee, 1 anesthesia fee and reduced surgeon’s fees.
“Most patients find that combining procedures produces an overall higher satisfaction,” says Dr. Byrd. “Because multiple enhancements are achieved, patients see a more complete improvement in their appearance. And since there is less interruption in their lives, they tend to have greater appreciation of what was accomplished.”
If you’d like to learn more about which combination of procedures will give you the best results, click to request $100 off your consultation and come in to talk with Dr. Steve Byrd in person.
Social media has changed so much about the world, and the rise in popularity of “selfie” photos has only added to those changes. A “selfie” is a photograph taken of yourself, by yourself, and usually involves striking a playful pose. Many young men and women are snapping selfies everywhere they go—with friends, in front of their favorite restaurant, and with random strangers if the occasion calls for it. All of these photos, it seems, have started to take a toll on young people’s self-images. In fact, some selfie habits are sending would-be patients straight to the nearest plastic surgery clinic forrhinoplasty surgery.
WHAT MAKES SELFIES SO DIFFERENT?
Photographs have been around for generations, causing a fair amount of angst for those who don’t like to have their pictures taken. When a person often avoids having pictures taken, this is an indicator of a typical amount of self-image trouble. Eventually, these people will put up with a few snapshots or group photos, even if they aren’t thrilled about the idea. Social media connects us all in a much more visual way. Profile photos are required for most social networking sites, so there is a tremendous amount of pressure to take a really great picture to post. Then, of course, that picture must be updated again and again and again. Social media and selfie culture have shifted the focus of our interactions to a very visual level. Not only are young men and women aware that everyone is looking at photos of them all the time, but they themselves are taking and studying photos of themselves. Suddenly, those flaws seem magnified and the need for procedures, like nasal surgery, becomes more apparent.
WHO CAN HAVE RHINOPLASTY PERFORMED?
People seek rhinoplasty surgery to resolve many of their unwanted nasal features. Rhinoplasty is a procedure designed to change the size and shape of the nose in order to improve form without impeding function. Typical concerns that bring patients in for a nasal surgery include a nose that is too large or too small, a nose that is too flat or too pointy, a crooked nose, and nostrils that are too narrow or too wide. Good candidates for the rhinoplasty procedure are in good physical health with realistic expectations about their potential results. Rhinoplasty can improve inherited characteristics like bumps or humps on the bridge of the nose, nasal deformities, or old injuries from a past nasal fracture. Other patients opt for rhinoplasty to improve asymmetry or a crooked appearance, to refine or narrow the tip, to adjust the projection of the tip, to reduce width of the nasal passages, to increase or decrease the overall size of the nose, or to reduce the size of the nostrils.
ARE SELF-IMAGE PROBLEMS A GOOD REASON FOR RHINOPLASTY?
Regardless of how you’ve come to think rhinoplasty might improve your self-image, learning more about this procedure can help you make an educated decision that is right for you. If looking at your album full of selfies uncovers a feature you’ve always disliked about yourself, your reason is no less valid than anyone else’s. The intensity of your dislike might be a bit heightened, due to the amount of photos you’re faced with daily, but it doesn’t change the fact that you don’t like your nose. If you think you might be a candidate for rhinoplasty, start with aone-on-one consultation with a facial plastic surgeon. During your consultation, the doctor will talk about the features you don’t like about your nose and what lead you to decide that rhinoplasty could be a good option. He will evaluate your physical health, your facial features, and your nasal features. The goal of any cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery is to create an improved nasal shape that is proportionate to the face. Your surgeon will be able to discuss the projected results of a rhinoplasty so you can get a real idea about how this surgery can help you.
CAN RHINOPLASTY SOLVE SELF-IMAGE PROBLEMS?
As mentioned already, good candidates for rhinoplasty have realistic expectations for their surgery. While surgical results can definitely help alleviate some of the strain on your self-image, they cannot provide an instant cure. Following surgery, you will need to give yourself time to adjust to your new nose and accept the way you look with these changes. A good self-image starts within, but sometimes making the right change to undesirable features can be a life-changing experience. If you’re unsure whether plastic surgery is the right answer for you, be sure to discuss these feelings openly with your plastic surgeon. He should be happy to work with you to give you a better understanding of the procedure, how it can change your look and your life, and what you should expect. Getting started with a consultation is the best way to decide if your selfie-inspired rhinoplasty is the right choice for you.
WHERE CAN I CONSULT FOR A RHINOPLASTY?
If you want to get the bets rhinoplasty results for yourself, it’s important to choose the best surgeon possible. Dr. Philip Miller has specialized exclusively in facial plastic surgery, offering over 20 years of experience and knowledge to his patients. A recognized expert in rhinoplasty, Dr. Miller has been frequently invited to share his specific techniques with his peers at various national facial plastic surgery meetings. He has been voted among the Best Doctors in America each year since 2007 and has also been named a Top Doctor of New York. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller, contact his office located at 60 East 56th Street, Third Floor in New York City, by calling (212) 750-7100.
When meeting with Dr. Guida, we knew that we wanted to highlight his artistic approach to cosmetic surgery as well as his extreme technical skill. Through the course of our interview, we discovered that he is an accomplished classical pianist. We proposed a performance by Dr. Guida as a way to illustrate a compelling story about the evolution from technical mastery to true artistry. Dr. Guida skeptically agreed to the proposal and choose Gnossienne No.1 by Erik Satie (a piece that is considered quite difficult) to perform for our shoot. We had never heard Dr. Guida play piano before and he kept insisting that he “wasn’t very good”. We were nervous, but we showed up at the doctor’s home prepared to film him playing piano. Watch the video to see how it turned out.
Dr. Robert Guida is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has been practicing cosmetic surgery in New York City since 1990. Dr. Guida specializes in Rhinoplasty, Revision Rhinoplasty, Nasal Reconstruction, Blepharoplasty, Facial Reconstruction and other facial plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Guida is considered an expert in his field for his command of innovative plastic surgery techniques and the natural looking results he achieves for patients. He has expressed a firm belief that any cosmetic surgery procedure should reflect the patient’s individuality. By achieving excellence as a physician and a craftsman, Dr. Guida’s patients have the benefit of not just his technical expertise, but also his artistic sense.
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