You’ve learned that a smooth complexion and a more youthful appearance are attractive and desirable. However, with increasing age, it becomes more difficult to retain that healthy glow. In the business world, jobs and opportunities often go to those who have a younger and more appealing look. Today, there are a number of options available to you to enhance your appearance and give you a more youthful look. These can range from simple non-invasive procedures done in our office or more involved surgical procedures performed at a surgical center or hospital.
More invasive surgical methods are available, but you want something quick and easy with minimal or no “down time.” Microdermabrasion, collagen, and Botox® are non-surgical options available to you to improve your appearance with almost no recovery time. These non-invasive in-office procedures can help smooth away unwanted lines or diminish prominent creases.
A quick and easy way to fill out those unwanted deep wrinkles or acne scars is the use of collagen injectable fillers. Collagen products come from either an animal source (requiring a test dose) or from a human source (no test dose, but slightly higher cost and slightly longer lasting). The result is an immediate improvement in the fine lines and wrinkles that lasts for 3 to 6 months. A more permanent solution for filling in lines and creases or enhancing lips is using your body’s own tissue. Fat transfer or “lipo-augmentation,” removes a small amount of fat from one area of your body and uses it to enhance another area. Fat transfer can be used to eliminate prominent folds between the nose and the corner of your mouth (nasolabial), enhance the lips, or diminish lines on the face. The improvement will last significantly longer and may be permanent with approximately 50-75% of the transferred fat remaining after a year.
You can also get rid of unwanted frown lines without surgery and without scars by a simple treatment with Botox®. Botox® is a purified toxin (botulinum toxin) that when used in extremely small doses can eliminate the muscle action that produces unwanted frown lines. Botox® can be used to eliminate lines between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and the crow’s feet around the eyes for a period of 3 to 5 months.
Not just for movie stars
Thousands of women and men in all walks of life have facial rejuvenation procedures each year. Facelifts, neck lifts, or eyelid rejuvenation can help restore what age, gravity, and sun damage has taken away. Some people have facial rejuvenation because a youthful, attractive appearance is important to their livelihood. Most have facial rejuvenation because they want to improve their appearance and do something for themselves to boost their self confidence.
Smoothing and tightening your skin
As people age, the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and stress can be seen in their faces. Deep creases from between the nose and mouth; the jaw line becomes indistinct with jowls; and slack skin and fat appear around the neck. A facelift can’t stop this aging process. But, it can “set back the clock,” improving the visible signs of aging. Facelift, also called “rhytidectomy,” removes the loose skin on your face and neck, tightens underlying tissues and removes excess fat. This softens the lines on the face giving more pleasing contours. The result is a smoother, firmer and younger appearance to your face and neck. A facelift can lift your spirits as it rejuvenates your face. A facelift can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as eyelid surgery, brow lift or nose reshaping to give a harmonious balance to your rejuvenated face.
Facial implants can also be used to improve and enhance facial contours. These implants can help strengthen a jaw line or bring a chin in balance with the rest of the face. These implants provide an improved balance to your face and features so that you may feel better about the way you look.
Ear Surgery also called “Otoplasty,” is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. This can benefit younger people as well as adults to make their ears less noticeable.
There are a number of procedures for facial rejuvenation to help you achieve your goals. Call Dr. Fedele today at (440) 951-4444 to make an appointment for a private consultation to discuss which procedure is best for you.
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Dr. Fedele, a native of the Cleveland area, and his staff at the Center for Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, has been serving the communities of Akron, Beachwood, Canton, Chagrin Falls, Gates Mills, Lakewood, Lyndhurst, Mayfield, Mentor, Moreland Hills, Pepper Pike, Westlake, Willoughby, and the counties of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Summit and all of Northeastern Ohio for more than seven years.