Humans have an innate desire to consistently look their best. And in today's world of constant media saturation, this desire is only heightened. When faced with images of celebrities with their teams of hair & makeup people, cosmetic surgery access and such, we are more and more motivated to look a certain way. And this is nothing to be ashamed of! Many women (and increasingly now, men) consider cosmetic surgery but not many have a firm grasp of what it's all about. Here's our FAQ on the issue to help aid you make that all-important decision. Because a simple nose job can change your life. We're going to be doing a series of posts focusing on singular procedures, especially those offered here at ESK Facial Plastic Surgery. Today, we look at a broad overview.
Cosmetic surgery is essentially an elective surgical procedure to reshape and sculpt facial or bodily structures to improve appearance and boost a person's self esteem. It is important to have completely realistic expectations when opting for plastic surgery. Listen intently to your doctor - he will let you know what to expect. Cosmetic surgery includes everything from BOTOX to rhinoplasty (more commonly known as a "nose job"), from specifically Cosmetic eyelid surgeries (blepharoplasty) to lip enhancements. There's endless options for achieving your desired look. Procedures can be invasive (such as a facelift) or non-invasive (such as wrinkle treatment).
Cosmetic surgery can make you look and feel your absolute best - it can improve social relationships, job performances and help achieve long term life goals. If you're convinced that this is for you, you should research the procedure fully (like reading this blog coherently) and then make an appointment with a specialist in your area. If you are based in New York, head over to ESK Facial Plastic Surgery and have your first consultation (we also have online consultations for outstation patients).
Back in 2007, nearly 12 million cosmetic surgery procedures were done in the US alone. This shows the innate desire within people to be the best that they can. Technological advances can be in part attributed to the sky-rocketing number of people investing in cosmetic surgery. New plastic surgery breakthroughs continue to happen. Plastic surgery encompasses cosmetic & reconstructive surgeries. Like any other surgery, there are associated risks (mostly to do with invasive procedures) so its important to do thorough research and be in sync with your doctor.
If you have any further questions or comments, feel free to leave a comment, tweet us or post on our facebook wall. Make your first consultation today! We're always happy to assist you in this fruitful journey.
Michelle Pfeiffer’s comments about cosmetic surgery during a recent interview will Elle magazine made entertainment headlines this week. A video clip on E! News Now said the petite 53-year-old actress confided...
“I’m all for a little something here and there ... It doesn’t matter to me if people have plastic surgery ... or if they do Botox. ... if they’re happy with what they see in the mirror, does it matter?”
As the forward-thinking actress points out, being happy with the way you look and feel about yourself is what’s important. If Manhattan facial plastic surgery can banish signs of aging that make you feel old and unattractive, why wouldn’t you embrace cosmetic surgery? Whether you’re a Hollywood actress, corporate VP, office manager or soccer mom, eventually age and gravity will take a toll on your facial skin. Fine lines will turn into wrinkles, smile lines will deepen into creases, and your skin will start to sag. It happens to all of us, but you don’t have to live with it.
When your skin care routine and non-surgical treatments no longer do the job, facial plastic surgery can banish signs of aging and rejuvenate your appearance.
A board-certified NY facial plastic surgeon can address specific problem areas around the eyes, across the brow, under the chin and down the neck by removing excess skin and problem fat. Eyelid surgery removes sagging skin that flops over the eyelid, sometimes impairing vision. That perpetual scowl caused when deep creases and wrinkles march across the forehead can be repaired with a browlift. Liposuction can remove the excess fat that causes double chins. A neck lift can banish turkey neck, and a facelift can rejuvenate your entire appearance.
If you’re uncomfortable with your appearance and would like to look younger and more attractive, a Manhattan facial plastic surgeon can help you rejuvenate your appearance.
People who lose a significant amount of weight, whether the old-fashioned way through diet and exercise or the modern way through Lap-Band surgery, are thrilled with their achievement, and they should be; but few are prepared for the unpleasant after-effects of sizable weight loss (see our previous post). When skin is stretched by weight gain, it begins to lose some of its elasticity. When the fat that supported the over-stretched skin is removed, the skin lacks the ability to “snap back.” Without support, it lies more loosely over the bones and muscles that give your face and body form, creating wrinkles, furrows and sags. For many NY women and men the gulf between the slim, taut face and body they have been imagining throughout the weight-loss process and the disappointing reality is devastating. Having invested so much emotionally, physically and financially in the transformative process, they are heart-broken to still be embarrassed by their face and figure.
Fortunately, wrinkled cheeks and sagging jowls do not have to be a life sentence. Adding an additional step to the transformative process – facial plastic surgery – can turn dreams into reality. With the help of an expert board-certified NY facial plastic surgeon, people who have accomplished significant weight loss can achieve the attractive appearance they desire.
Completing the transformative process begins with a private consultation with a Manhattan facial plastic surgeon. Expect the cosmetic surgeon to examine the structure of your face and neck, the condition of your skin and the extent of wrinkling, furrowing and sagging. He will also discuss with you your appearance goals before tailoring a cosmetic surgery program to meet those goals. Depending on the extent of damage, your surgeon may recommend a single procedure or a combination of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. The good news is that by adding this final step to the transformative process, you can be happy and proud of your appearance.
Nothing makes you feel better than losing a few pounds. You feel more attractive, more physically fit and more confident about your appearance. Many people see the change in their appearance in their face first. Lose a few pounds and you also lose those chubby cheeks and double chin. But Manhattan facial plastic surgeons warn that major weight loss can cause unexpected, and upsetting, sagging of the skin on the face and neck. When you’re young and your skin is still elastic, skin that was stretched by 10 or 20 extra pounds snaps back when you shed the excess weight. But as we age, our skin loses its elasticity. Instead of snapping back to its original smooth, taut surface, our skin sags, creating wrinkles and lines that weren’t there before.
The same sagging skin occurs when someone loses a significant amount of weight. Skin that has been overstretched for years cannot snap all the way back. Like an overstretched rubber band, your skin loses elasticity the longer and the farther it is stretched until it can no longer recover and just hangs there. Some improvement in skin elasticity may occur over time, particularly if you’re young; but it won’t happen overnight. How much skin elasticity you gain will depend on your age, how much extra weight you carried, how long you were obese, and how quickly you lost the weight, as well as personal health issues such as sun exposure, diet and your skin’s natural condition.
What people who lose a significant amount of weight don’t anticipate, Manhattan facial plastic surgeons warn, is the sagging skin that follows weight loss: facial wrinkles, deep laugh lines, pronounced forehead furrows, sagging jowls and crepe-y necks.
Next time: Facial cosmetic surgery can repair sagging skin