If you are not happy with the body or face you see in the mirror, you are not alone. It is common to want to change something that always hinders your self-esteem. That is why plastic surgery can really help reveal the best version of yourself by drawing out inner beauty. The results are natural and will not show obvious signs of plastic surgery. Whether it is your nose, neck, thighs or another part of your body, plastic surgery can help you achieve the look you desire. Here is a breakdown of the most common plastic surgery procedures and why they work.
Nose SurgeryCommonly known as a “nose job,” a rhinoplasty is the reshaping of the nose to make it bigger or smaller; to narrow the span of the nostrils; or to change the angle between the nose and upper lip. People typically need one to three weeks to recover and are advised to avoid bumping their noses or getting sunburn on the nose for eight weeks.
Hand SurgeryIf you struggle with any form of hand impairment, surgery may improve your condition. This type of specialized surgery can treat diseases that cause pain while impairing the strength, function and flexibility of your wrist and fingers. Surgery seeks to restore the function of fingers and hands injured by trauma to near normal levels or to correct abnormalities that were present at birth. Here are some hand ailments that hand surgery can help with: Carpal tunnel syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that forms from pressure to the median nerve within the wrist or carpal tunnel. You might feel pain, a tingling sensation, numbness of the fingers, weakness or aching. Carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with multiple conditions including repetitive motion or overuse, fluid retention during pregnancy, injury to the nerve in the carpal tunnel or rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis A disabling disease that can cause severe inflammation in any joint of the body. In the hand, it can deform fingers, cause pain and impair movement. Dupuytren’s contracture Dupuytren’s contracture is a disabling hand disorder in which thick, scar-like tissue bands form within the palm and may extend into the fingers. It can cause restricted movement, bending the fingers into an abnormal position.
Skin TreatmentWith dermabrasion, wrinkles and facial blemishes are literally rubbed out as we use a high-speed, rotating tool to scrape away the top layers of skin, leaving softer, newer layers. Women make up 88 percent of dermabrasion patients. Recovery time is typically two to six weeks, but the face may have a red tint for three months.
Face LiftA facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck. The loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to a variety of factors, including thinning of the skin, loss of facial fat, gravity, sun damage, smoking, as well as heredity and stress. Skin treatments such as IPL, dermabrasion, peels or laser may be offered to improve the quality and texture of the skin.
Neck LiftAs people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life can be seen in their faces. The jawline can grow slack and jowly while folds and fat deposits appear around the neck. Neck Lift surgery can correct visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your neck.
Botox®Botox® is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism. Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. The effects last about three to twelve months, depending on what you are treating. The most common side effects include feeling pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. You could also have flu-like symptoms, headache, and upset stomach. Injections in the face may also cause temporary drooping eyelids. You should not use Botox® if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Facial FillersDermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crows feet become more apparent. The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.
Call us TodayIf you are trying to decide if plastic surgery is right for you, remember that there are two primary reasons why patients seek the help of a plastic surgeon. There is either a desire to make a feature more aesthetically appealing, or to have reconstructive work to treat an injury or a birth defect. If you are choosing plastic surgery for aesthetic purposes, then you need to understand the entire process and the risks to get the best results. Call us at (814) 676-8000 for a consultation to find the procedure that works best for your needs today.
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