Archive for the ‘Facial Aesthetics’ Category

Face Procedures: Nose, Neck & Chin from UMD

Monday, May 13th, 2013
Facial aesthetics are often one of the most important part of a person’s self image and self esteem. While we can’t change all of the features that we’re born with, we can reshape areas of our face to conform to the standards of what we see in the mirror. Sometimes we have birth defects or health problems causes by an abnormality in our face. If you’re unhappy with the state of your face, The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness understands and can help. We do multiple face and neck procedures including: Rhinoplasty (nose), Platysmaplasty (neck) and Genioplasty (chin).

Rhinoplasty is a procedure for the nose that is utilized to change its shape or improve its function. It is a common aesthetic procedure which often has a functional component. It can be done for a variety of reasons including correcting breathing problems that are a result of disfigurment from tramua or birth defects. The main goal of the procedure is to create a natural nose and restore balance to the face. It normally takes two to three weeks to be able to return to normal functions without anyone knowing you’ve had the procedure done.

 

Platysmaplasty is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of the neck. The neck and jaw line are one of the first places people begin to see signs of aging. A neck lift can help in removing excess skin, removing or altering neck muscles, removing excess fat or using Botox injections to address the fullness of the neck. The procedure removes excess fat and skin and tightens the muscles to give a natural, smooth look. Patients that suffer with “double chins” or “turkey wattle neck” after losing a significant amount of weight can benefit from this procedure.

 

And finally, Genioplasty is a procedure that alters the shape, position and structure of your chin. It is often done together with a neck lift or liposuction of the neck but in congenital or posttraumatic cases may be done alone. Your chin is an important part of your face, shaping out of the bottom and giving your face a sense of completeness. Most of UMD’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness’s face and neck procedures can be done in conjunction with one another. Consult your local UMD physician today to figure out which procedures may be right for you.

 

The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as invasiveness of the treatment, length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.

 

As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.

 

If you have any questions about Face & Neck procedures, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visit www.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today!

 

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Sources:
What to Expect From a Neck Lift, WebMD
Cosmetic Surgery for the Nose, WebMD

Injectable Skin Treatments in Baltimore, Maryland from UMD

Monday, May 6th, 2013
As we age, our skin develop deep wrinkles such as laugh lines, crow’s feet and forehead furrows. One way to remedy this is by getting an injectable skin treatment such as Botox. Injectable cosmetic wrinkle fillers are soft tissue fillers approved as medical devices by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These devices are injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body.

 

The FDA has approved absorbable injectable cosmetic wrinkle fillers for correcting soft tissue contour defects, such as moderate and severe wrinkles and folds. Some absorbable fillers are approved for restoring or correcting the signs of facial fat loss in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Botox specifically is a brand name of a toxin created by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. Those muscles effected can’t contract, thus making the wrinkles relax and soften.

 

 

After a the simple, relatively painless Botox procedure is done, it takes about three to seven days to take full effect. It is advisable to avoid alcohol at least one week before the procedure and taking anti-inflammatory medications a few weeks before will also help reduce bruising and swelling. Consult with your local Baltimore University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness doctor to develop a plan that will ensure the procedure goes over smoothly - and that it will ensure that you have smooth skin for years to come.

 

At UMD’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness, we offer several different types of injectables including Botox, Juvaderm, Restylane, Radiesse. These can be used in combination to treat wrinkles achieving a smooth rested appearance. Loss of volume in the face is a normal part of the aging process. Fillers can be used to augment areas which appear deflated. Lines around the eyes, on the forehead and between the brows can make you appear tired, older and even angry. Botox softens these lines.

 

The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as invasiveness of the treatment, length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.
As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.

 

If you have any questions about Injectable Skin Treatments, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visit www.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today! Be sure to also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.
Sources:
Wrinkle Relief: Injectable Cosmetic Fillers, WebMD
Cosmetic Uses of Botox, WebMD

Facial Aesthetics from University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness

Monday, March 18th, 2013
A person’s identity is often linked to their facial features. Their concepts of beauty and attractiveness are also usually linked to facial features. This is true so much so that there is a ratio of facial features considered to be the “Golden Ratio.” The National Institute of Health recently found “new” golden ratios, stating that the distance of a face’s vertical distance between the eyes and the mouth would be approximately 36% of its length, and the horizontal distance between the eyes would be approximately 46% of the face’s width. There is serious science behind the theory of facial proportionality and beauty.

While there may be a scientific standard for facial beauty, at UMD’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness, we understand that each face is different. And we also understand that there are certain features that can give a face its own unique beauty. The aging process However, if there are certain features on your face that you’re not happy with, we can help you with a number of facial aesthetic surgeries dealing with the face and the neck. Here are just a few of the face and neck procedures that we offer:

 

  • Eyelid (Blepharoplasty) - Eyelid surgery can help correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes. The recovery time is relatively short and provides a youthful and rested appearance. It can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgical procedures such as a facelift or a browlift.

 

  • Browlift (Coronoplasty) - A browlift, also known as a forehead lift, is a common facial rejuvenation treatment often combined with a facelift and/or a blepharoplasty. This procedure can help remove or minimize unsightly lines or wrinkles on the forehead, as well as sagging or uneven eyebrows. It can also give a different ratio for your face.

 

  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy) - While a facelift can’t stop the aging process, it does rejuvenate and turn the clock back. As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life begin to show. A face lift can address drooping and sagging as well as loss of volume. This is a procedure which can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures.

 

A more in-depth look on Rhytidectomy: it is the most extensive way to remove or reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of the face caused by age. The patient’s skin is literally lifted off the face so that the skin and the tissues beneath can be tightened and the skin can be repositioned smoothly over the face. The surgery usually only takes a few hours. And you may be able to go to your Maryland home that day, but sometimes patients spend one night in the hospital.

 

The University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled team of surgeons. We will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals, carefully explaining the process and selecting the procedures that are best for you. There are many things to consider when deciding whether cosmetic procedures are right for you, such as invasiveness of the treatment, length of recovery, side effects, and costs. We will spend time going over the surgery, the recovery and the expected outcome.

 

As a part of the University of Maryland’s network, we have access to cutting edge technology and the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. We are committed to ensuring that our patients get the best possible care and outstanding results.

 

If you have any questions about Face & Neck procedures, please contact University of Maryland’s Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness by calling 410.328.2360 or visit www.umdcosmeticsurgery.com today!

 

Be sure to also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube for tips on staying happy, healthy, and beautiful.

 

Sources:
New “Golden” Ratios for Facial Beauty, National Institute of Health
Face-Lift (Rhytidectomy), WedMD