Simple Procedures with WOW Results

Published on February 9, 2019

Many want to take a few years off their appearance, but aren’t ready for a lot of downtime. Luckily, there are a lot of simple, in-office treatments that can do just that. These quick treatments can be a real boost to a patient’s self-confidence. Our award-winning plastic surgeons, as well as the rest of our team, love to help people feel better about themselves. Here are a few procedures that make a big difference in how a person feels about their appearance with little to no downtime:

Liquid Facelift – Injectables are the go-to for many people hoping to look younger and that’s because they work, miraculously. Botox (as well as Dysport and Xeomin) and dermal fillers have been used safely to rejuvenate the appearance of the face for decades. Botox is great to treat wrinkles on the forehead, and around the eyes and mouth. Dermal fillers are used to treat deeper creases of the face such as the “laugh lines” or nasolabial folds around the mouth, marionette lines around the chin and can even be used to lift the brow. These treatments can have a dramatic effect when seeking facial rejuvenation. With dermal fillers, you will see the results immediately, however Botox can take a week or two to see the final results.

Non-Surgical Brow Lift – If you are not happy with the appearance of your eyes, a non-surgical brow lift can help you rejuvenate your appearance and make you look years younger. A non-surgical, or chemical, brow lift is accomplished by using Botox (or one of the other brands). These products relax the muscles that pull the eyebrow down, while the muscles that pull the brow up remaining functional and therefore raise the brow. In addition to Botox, dermal fillers, like Juvederm, Restylane or Radiesse are often used to give a brow lift. By placing the fillers under the eyebrow, it gives the appearance of a higher brow, as it tightens the upper eyelid area. For patients with a drooping brow, Botox will give the best results. For someone with a sunken eye area, dermal fillers can give the most natural look by plumping the area. As patients age, their needs will go from the non-surgical treatments to a simple in-office surgical brow lift or blepharoplasty, which will provide incredible, long-lasting results.

Lip Lift – A lip lift is not something people often think of when considering anti-aging treatments. However, this simple procedure can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of your face as you age. With facial aging, the upper lip tends to increase in length, resulting in a long upper lip and less visibility of the upper teeth. An upper lip lift is performed by removing excess upper lip skin through an incision located where the nose meets the upper lip, leaving the scar hidden at the nose line. This is a quick in-office procedure that gives a great result with little downtime. Patients typically have some swelling and bruising which subsides in approximately a week.

Lip Flip- The lip flip is a real game-changer when it comes to enhancing the appearance of the upper lip. A little bit of Botox, Xeomin or Dysport (about 6-8 units) is placed along the upper lip. This causes more of the “pink” area of the lip to show, making the lips appear fuller. It is very natural-looking and extremely affordable. There is no downtime, but it may take 5-7 days for the full effect.

If you are unhappy with something about your appearance, schedule a consultation with one of our award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeons. There are so many options available, some are very quick and easy and we love to help people feel their best.

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