New Year’s resolutions become the main focus of many men and women as the calendar flips from 2013 to 2014. Have you promised yourself to improve how you feel about your facial features? Whether you’re tired of those jowls hanging from your jawline or want to rid yourself of the crooked nose you’ve had for years, a trip to a facial plastic surgeon could be your first step to feeling great about yourself in 2014.
Prior to your appointment, consider what you want to change. There are surgical and non-surgical procedures available from leading facial plastic surgeons. It may be helpful to look up plastic surgery apps on your tablet or smartphone. You can try out different procedures virtually and get an idea on what the changes will look like. Just remember that these apps are not the same quality as the preoperative computer imaging program your facial plastic surgeon uses during consultation.
The Top Three Surgical Procedures for Men and Women
Tired of looking older than you feel? Facelifts restore a more youthful look by toning the lower face. The procedure involves incisions made in the hairline at the temple, in front of the ears, and then around to the back of the ear. After the incisions are made, the surgeon corrects the underlying structure of the muscle and tissue, re-drapes the skin, and then removes any excess skin before suturing the incisions. This procedure removes jowls and floppy skin on the neck. It also lifts sagging skin on the lower portion of the cheeks.
Blepharoplasty takes care of a sagging upper eyelids or bags under the eyes. Incisions are hidden in the crease of the upper eyelid or on the inside of the lower eyelid. It is possible to have blepharoplasty performed on just the upper, just the lower, or on both eyelids.
Commonly referred to as a nose job, rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects the aesthetics or function of the nose. Common reasons people seek rhinoplasty include a bump or hump on the bridge of the nose, a nose that is too wide, or a tip that droops. Incisions are made either within the nostrils or at the bottom of the nose in the area between the two nostrils.
The Top Two Non-Surgical Procedures for Men and Women
Injections of Botox Cosmetic correct creases on the forehead, crow’s feet, frown lines, and neck bands. The injections take approximately 10 minutes, after which you can go back to work or run errands. There is no recovery time required with Botox.
Juvederm and Restylane are the hyaluronic acid fillers used by Dr. Michael Schwartz, a renowned Palm Beach facial plastic surgeon. Both add volume to facial areas. This helps improve contours, smoothes the skin to alleviate wrinkles, and fills in deep creases and folds. Juvederm lasts approximately six months, while Restylane lasts up to a year.
Save time before your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by printing out and completing the new patient intake form before you arrive. With the form ready to go, you’ll be able to focus on your consultation and ask all of your important questions. Embrace the New Year by taking steps to create a personal appearance that makes you happy. Schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Schwartz at his West Palm Beach facial plastic surgery practice by calling 561-228-5888.