Old age can bring wisdom as well as wrinkles. The effects of time change the skin, causing it to loose fat and collagen. As you age, you can lose a significant amount of fat particularly in your cheeks creating the lines next to your mouth, and from the corner of the mouth to the chin. When this occurs, it can lead to the appearance of fine lines and sunken skin. The good news is that getting older doesn’t mean you also have to look older. A plastic surgeon can administer dermal fillers, which provide volume and softness to areas of the face that have lost collagen and fatty tissue.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are natural injectable materials that temporarily replace missing fat or collagen. Restylane and Juvederm are two very popular dermal filler options made with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found in the human body, making it a very safe cosmetic enhancement substance for the vast majority of patients. Dermal fillers are also a convenient option for individuals looking for a noninvasive way to achieve a more youthful appearance. If you want to eliminate wrinkles and restore skin volume, but don’t wish to undergo a facelift, dermal fillers are the perfect alternative.
Who can benefit from dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers can help anyone suffering from frown lines, sagging skin, and hollow cheeks. Individuals with thinning lips can also benefit from dermal filler injections. Because the applications of dermal fillers are so diverse, the best way to know if you are a viable candidate for this procedure is by seeking a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon.
What can you expect during a dermal filler procedure?
The dermal filler process is easy and pain-free. Because the procedure can be completed in minutes and requires no recovery time, some patients opt to get treatment on their lunch break. If discomfort is a concern, your cosmetic surgeon may apply a topical anesthetic; otherwise, you will undergo a quick series of injections that immediately plump the targeted areas. Once the injections are completed, you are free to leave and continue with your everyday activities.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers will last anywhere between six months to one year, depending on where they are injected. A more permanent filler, Artefill, contains PMMA beads, suspended in beef collagen, and can last 3-5 years.
Don’t give in to wrinkles and sagging skin. Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre provides several dermal filler types for patients in the Houston area. To learn more about our array of services, call (281) 205-4006 or visit our website.
SmartLipo is the most technologically advanced liposuction treatment available to patients today. During the procedure, a plastic surgeon uses a gentle, precise laser to melt away areas of unwanted fat and to permanently destroy fat cells. When compared to traditional liposuction techniques, SmartLipo decreases discomfort, bleeding, bruising, and swelling. In fact, many patients are able to return to their normal activities after a day or two following their SmartLipo procedures.
If you’re interested in learning about SmartLipo treatment, watch this video. You will hear from plastic surgeons who regularly perform SmartLipo procedures and patients who have used this procedure to obtain the body shape they desire. Their unique perspectives can help you decide whether or not to schedule a SmartLipo consultation with your plastic surgeon.
Call (281) 205-4006 to learn how Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre in Houston, Texas can help you feel confident and comfortable when you choose cosmetic surgery. We offer SmartLipo, traditional liposuction, and other effective body-contouring procedures.
As you age, your skin loses the elasticity that makes it smooth and firm. When the skin loses this elasticity, you will begin to notice sagging around the eyelids, cheeks, and jawline. During a facelift procedure, your plastic surgeon will tighten the skin and muscle tissue of your face to help you maintain a healthy, youthful glow. However, you won’t begin to see these results until after several weeks of recovery following your facelift procedure.
Know what results to expect
It is perfectly normal for you to experience minor bruising and swelling for several weeks after your procedure. In fact, your face is likely to swell noticeably in the first few days following your facelift. After the first three to four days, swelling will begin to decrease, and your doctor will remove your bandages, stitches, and medical staples in the following weeks.
Talk to your doctor about pain medication and aftercare
Your plastic surgeon will likely prescribe pain medication for you to take while you are at home recovering. He will also prescribe antibiotics in order to prevent infection and improve healing. It’s very important to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and always heed his recommendations when it comes to taking medication, dressing, replacing bandages, resting, and exercising.
Prepare to take some time off of work
After you have a facelift, you will need to take at least two weeks off of work in order for your body to recover. After these two weeks, any swelling and discomfort will decrease significantly and you will be able to return to your normal daily activities. During this recovery period, it is important to get plenty of sleep and eat a nutritious, well-balanced diet.
The mission of Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre in Houston, Texas is to bring out the best in our patients. We want to positively impact our patients’ lives by helping them feel confident and excited about their appearance. Call (281) 205-4006 to learn more about our range of cosmetic procedures.
I absolutely loved my mommy makeover and the price i got was incomparable considering i don't have insurance . He was a sweet gentleman and always answered all my questions. I had a tummy tuck, liposuction of waste and tummy and back liposuction ,and breast implants (silicone). Barbara was wonderful she does the financing and worked everything...
Because there are a number of cosmetic procedures for you to choose from, you may have questions about which one is your best treatment option. An accredited plastic surgeon will take the time to explain what each procedure entails and how it would help you achieve your aesthetic goals. The following resources can also help you understand more about your cosmetic treatment options.
Some plastic surgery procedures offered by non-accredited med spas and medical offices can cause a patient to experience significant pain and complications during surgery. Read more about this dangerous procedure with this NBC News article.
USA Today illustrates why cosmetic surgery laws in the United States aren’t extensive enough to protect patients from non-accredited plastic surgeons.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery details the steps to finding a certified and reputable plastic surgeon, like Dr. Joseph Perlman.
TheNew York Times describes what happens during a tummy tuck procedure, specifically how plastic surgeons are able to remove excess fat and tighten the abdominal walls.
Patients who use body-contouring procedures to remove excess fat following bariatric surgery reduce their risk of developing intertrigo. WebMD explains more about this skin condition.
A recent study published by the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons explains how reconstructive surgery has helped a number of patients improve the quality of their lives following bariatric surgery.
Because the staff of Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre is dedicated to making sure our patients are satisfied with their treatment, 80% of our business comes from repeat patients or referrals. Call (281) 205-4006 to learn how Dr. Perlman can help you look and feel your best.