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26
Sep

What you should know about lower facial rejuvenation

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Lower facial rejuvenation involves corrections of the neck, lower face and mid face. Patients often arrive in my office with concerns about sagging of the neck tissue and fullness under the chin. For fullness of the chin, if it occurs in younger individuals (often diet and exercise-resistant) with good skin elasticity, correction can be carried out through liposuction or direct fat excision surgery. The resulting scar is well hidden in the shadow of the jaw and not easily detectable. The recovery for this procedure takes about two weeks and the patient wears a supportive dressing. Recently, injections with fat dissolving medication have been introduced. Although it may be effective, this treatment has not been around long enough to judge its effectiveness over the long term. For cases of fullness under the chin in older individuals, it is usually associated in changes in the lower face and such corrections are best…

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12
Sep

Looking tired? What you need to know about cosmetic correcti...

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There are two approaches to rejuvenating the upper face: non-surgical and surgical. A non-surgical approach involves skin resurfacing, botox injections, and injection of fillers or platelet rich plasma. A non-surgical approach can camouflage loss of subcutaneous tissue volume, temporarily reduce wrinkles, and improve the surface of the skin. However, this approach has limitations when it comes to correcting sagging skin. When the aging process has advanced to the point that significant reshaping of the eyebrows and forehead, together with removal of bags under the eyes is desired, surgical methods are safest and the most effective. Surgery is more effective because it creates the largest, permanent improvement. Ideally, a patient seeking rejuvenation for the upper face should consider a specialist offering surgical and non-surgical solutions in order to obtain the best result. In patients with marked hooding of the upper eyelids and deeply seated eyes, the most beneficial correction will reposition…

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