6 Cosmetic Treatments You Can Do During a Lunch Break

If you want to improve your appearance but have a busy schedule, there are cosmetic treatments that you can do in less than an hour. Many plastic surgeons offer non-invasive procedures that do not take much time out of your day to complete. Plus, these procedures are discrete and do not require downtime after. Here are six cosmetic treatments you can have done on your lunch break at a med spa or plastic surgeon’s office.

  1. Lip enhancement. Want fuller lips? Dermal filler injections can enhance your lips, giving you immediate results in less than a hour.
  2. Frown line treatment. Do you have the “11” forming between your eyebrows or vertical lines on your forehead? Botox injections can diminish these lines, only requiring a quick visit.
  3. Cheek contouring. Add more volume and contours to your cheeks for a more youthful appearance with cheek fillers.
  4. Diminish eye bags. Facial filler injections can add volume to upper cheeks and fill tear troughs to reduce the appearance of eye bags.
  5. Smooth smile and marionette lines. Filler injections can smooth away smile lines around the nose or marionette lines drooping down from the corner of the mouth.
  6. Reduce a double chin. If you have a double chin and want to reduce fat under your chin, Kybella injections can be performed on your lunch break. These injections breakdown fat cells to slim your chin.

Cosmetic treatments do not need to cut into your busy lifestyle. Many procedures can be completed quickly and without downtime. Contact a facial plastic surgeon that offers non-invasive treatments to schedule a quick lunch break procedure to help you look your best.

Posted on behalf of:
Kami Parsa, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 777-8880

5 Non-Surgical Treatments for Beautiful Eyes

Eyes are one of the most memorable features, impacting the attractiveness of your face. Eyes are also one of the key features that express emotions, age and energy. When crow’s feet and lines surround your eyes, you can look older. Bags under the eyes or deep tear troughs can make you look tired or sad. To restore youthful, beautiful eyes, there are non-surgical treatments available, including these five popular options.

  1. Cheek fillers. What do the cheeks have to do with beautiful eyes? Drooping upper cheeks can create bags and hollows under the eyes. Dermal fillers to add volume to the upper cheeks can diminish eye bags for a refreshed appearance.
  2. Chemical peels. Resurfacing and rejuvenating the skin with a chemical peel can restore smoother, youthful skin. This includes around the eyes, smoothing away lines and crow’s feet.
  3. Botox injections. Botox injections can be used to reduce lines caused by muscles contractions around the eyes.
  4. Tear trough filler. Deep tear troughs can make your eyes look older and tired. Filler injections to fill tear troughs can revive the appearance of eyes.
  5. Eyelash or brow tints or treatments. Darker lashes or brows enhance the beauty of the eyes. You can have your lashes or brows tinted; you can also use Latisse to create thicker eyelashes.

While there are also cosmetic surgery options to give eyes a new look or lift, these non-surgical options can have dramatic results. Consult a facial plastic surgeon to find the best non-surgical treatments that can enhance your eyes. Many treatments only require a quick office visit and can be performed in less than an hour to give you gorgeous, youthful eyes.

Posted on behalf of
Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665

Diminishing the Appearance of Acne Scars

Most teenagers and young adults have bouts of acne breakouts. In some cases, these breakouts are so severe they can leave scars behind on the skin. Years after these acne flair ups, the skin can still have a pitted appearance or red marks from past pimples. If you have acne scars that are detracting from the beauty of your skin, there are treatments to remove discolorations and smooth the skin to diminish the appearance of acne scars.

Whenever damage to the skin occurs, it can leave a scar. When the skin heals, scar tissue is created. For acne, this can leave red, white or discolored spots where large pimples occurred and even a dent in the skin. To remove these scars, specialized treatments are needed to remove old skin cells and heal the skin.

Options for Treating Acne Scars

There are a few different options for diminishing acne scars. Resurfacing the skin and dermal abrasion are often recommended to remove scarred skin cells. Nourishment and rejuvenation of the new skin cells can also help fade acne scars. Some effective cosmetic treatments that can help improve the skin and reduce acne scars include:

  • Laser resurfacing
  • Chemical peels
  • RF (radio frequency) resurfacing
  • Dermal abrasion
  • Microneedling with PRP therapy
  • Dermal fillers for filling deep acne scars

These procedures can be used independently or in a combination. A facial plastic surgeon can evaluate your skin and determine the best treatment to fade your acne scars. Many of these treatments also enhance the overall health and beauty of the skin. Laser treatments can be especially effective for both treating acne breakouts and removing leftover scars.

If you have acne scars, consider the options available to improve the appearance of your skin. Visit a facial plastic surgeon to explore treatments available to fade away those old acne scars.

Posted on behalf of:
Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 South Spalding Drive #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 288-0641

5 Facts About Liposuction

Most people know liposuction is used for removing fat from targeted areas. However, there are some facts about this procedure that not everyone may know. Here are five facts about liposuction that may surprise you.

  1. Fat cells are permanently removed. Fat cells cannot be restored. Once fat cells are removed during liposuction, new cells will not take their place. However, if the person gains weight, fat can be stored in other areas.
  2. Results can take time to be apparent. It can take weeks or months for the final results of liposuction to be apparent. The area will swell. Fluids will need to be drained and compression used before the area will shrink to its new shape and size.
  3. Liposuction is not for obese people. The best candidates for liposuction are not obese but are close to their goal weight. Liposuction is used to reduce problem fat areas, not to lose weight.
  4. Lasers and ultrasound can be used to liquify fat. Fat must be first loosened to effectively remove through liposuction. Lasers can help heat and liquify fat; ultrasounds use sound waves to liquify fat. Using these techniques can allow for more areas to be treated at one time.
  5. Liposuction is commonly used for facial procedures. Many people think liposuction is just for the tummy, thighs or other areas on the body. In reality, liposuction is used for many facial procedures, including during facelifts, neck lifts and eyelid lifts. Plus, liposuction is used for fat transfer to the face, removing fat from the body to add to the face.

Liposuction can be a safe and effective way to change the shape of your body or face. For the best results, choose an experienced plastic surgeon to perform this procedure.

Posted on behalf of:
Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
2001 Peachtree Road #630
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-3566

Plastic Surgery for Skin Cancer Removal

Skin cancer affects millions of people in the U.S. each year. When identified early and removed, most types of skin cancer are treatable. Moh’s surgery is one of the most effective ways to remove skin cancer cells and stop the spread of this deadly disease. Unfortunately, this surgery does require layers of skin and tissue be removed to ensure all the cancer is gone. To reduce disfigurement, plastic surgery can be performed during or after Moh’s surgery to preserve a natural appearance.

Many skin cancer lesions appear on the face, neck, arms or chest where the skin is more likely to be exposed. When skin cancer is removed through Moh’s surgery, it can leave a hole where the skin and tissue was removed. While many surgeons and dermatologists can perform Moh’s surgery, they may not have the skills to restore the skin and tissue appearance.

Restoration Facial Plastic Surgery

Many times, skin cancer can occur on facial features. When removed with Moh’s surgery from eyelids, lips or the nose, it can alter the appearance of the face. Facial reconstruction to restore the skin and tissue can help patients recovering from skin cancer feel and look like themselves again. Noses can be reshaped; lips or eyelids can be reconstructed. Skin, cartilage and tissue grafts can be used to replace what was removed during skin cancer removal.

If you or a loved one is facing skin cancer removal or already had Moh’s surgery, consider consulting a plastic surgeon. There are options available to reconstruct lost skin and tissue from Moh’s surgery and restore a natural appearance. Fighting cancer is difficult enough – survivors deserve to look and feel like themselves after the cancer is removed.

Posted on behalf of:
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
310 East 14th Street
6th Floor, North Bldg
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 381-6110

Say Goodbye to Your Turkey Wattle

Do you wear scarves or clothing to cover your neck? Neck bands and sagging tissue or skin can create the “turkey wattle” that can belie your age. While many cosmetic surgeries and treatments for aging focus on the face, the neck can be a quick giveaway on your true age. Say goodbye to your turkey wattle with a neck lift to create a more youthful appearance below your chin.

What is a Neck Lift?

The infamous turkey wattle is formed by changes in skin, tissue and muscles in the neck area. The platysma muscle that runs from the collar bone up to the jaw can become flaccid or pronounced. Fat can accumulate under the chin and the skin can become thin, saggy and “crepey.” All these changes together create a wrinkled, sagging neck that resembles a turkey’s wattle.

With a neck lift, all these changes to the neck are addressed. The platysma muscle can be tightened, excess fat liposuctioned away and excess skin removed. Small incisions can be made in discrete areas to perform these procedures, ending with a tightening and elevating of the skin and tissues. A neck lift can create an amazing transformation. The result can be a smoother, svelte neck that looks decades younger.

A neck lift is often performed with a facelift for a complete rejuvenation of the neck, chin, jowls and lower face. Both men and women can enjoy a much more youthful appearance with one or both of these procedures.

If you are embarrassed due to a turkey wattle forming on your neck, consult an experienced facial plastic surgeon. A neck lift may be the right procedure to erase many years from your appearance and improve your neck, chin and jawline.

Posted on behalf of:
Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue, Suite 1BE
New York, NY 10065
212-339-9988

What Are Lipomas and Can They Be Removed?

Growths under the skin can be alarming but many are not dangerous. One growth that is common amongst older individuals is a lipoma. These fatty growths are usually not cancerous or problematic but can appear in visible areas on the face. They are most common in people over 40 and can become distracting if they grow large. Lipoma removal is an option for those who are unhappy with the appearance of a facial lipoma, but the procedure should be performed by a qualified facial plastic surgeon.

Why Do Lipomas Appear?

There is no known reason that lipomas appear. These soft lumps are just a collection of fatty tissue that begins forming in one spot. Lipomas are usually not painful or pose any type of health risk. Though they do seem to be more common in people with a family history of lipomas, anyone could have one form. They grow slowly and can be anywhere from the size of a dime to as large as a baseball.

Removing a Lipoma

The only effective way to remove a lipoma is through surgery. Since most lipomas that people want removed are in an exposed area like the face, it is important to have the growth carefully removed to avoid scarring. A facial plastic surgeon can use advanced techniques to remove the growth without leaving a noticeable scar behind. The procedure is usually performed during an office visit under local anesthesia with little to no downtime required after the surgery.

If you have a lipoma that you want removed, consult an experienced plastic surgeon. In a quick procedure, these fatty lumps can be removed to help you feel more confident in your appearance.

Posted on behalf of:
Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue, Suite 1BE
New York, NY 10065
212-339-9988

Are Your Earlobes Too Long?

Earlobes are soft and pliable, allowing them to easily be pierced to wear jewelry and enhance your style. The problem is that this can leave them vulnerable to stretching. Earlobes can become elongated over time from wearing heavy earrings or gauges. The result is stretched, hanging earlobes that look abnormal. To fix this issue, cosmetic surgery is needed to change the shape and length. An earlobe reduction is an outpatient procedure that can help restore a youthful, balanced appearance to the ears.

How is an Earlobe Reduction Performed?

Earlobes can be lifted and reduced in an office visit to a facial plastic surgeon. Local anesthesia is used to numb the ear. If the piercing hole is stretched, this can be repaired by suturing skin from inside the hole to close the hole completely. If the lobes hang low, the skin may be needed to be opened and tissue removed to reshape and lift the earlobes.

This is an outpatient procedure that can take about 1 to 1 ½ hours or less, depending on what needs to be done. The earlobe heals over the next 2 weeks – earlobes tend to heal quickly. For those that want to re-pierce their ears, it is possible. Once the lobes completely heal, piercing can be done to allow for jewelry use again.

Earlobes stretch from jewelry, gravity, age and changes in the tissue. If you have earlobes that are too long, you can have them altered to look more balanced with your ears and facial features. Contact a facial plastic surgeon that offers earlobe repair or reductions to learn more about lifting or repairing your earlobes in a quick, outpatient procedure.

Posted on behalf of
Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665

Questions to Ask a Potential Plastic Surgeon

When you decide to have plastic surgery, one of the most important choices you need to make is who will perform your procedure. While all plastic surgeons receive extensive education and training, there is a significant difference in their skills and experience. You should take the time to find the right surgeon for your procedure. Here are questions to ask potential plastic surgeons to find the best professional for your surgery.

Did you complete any specialized training or fellowships?

There are plastic surgeons that performed the bare minimum of post-medical school training and those that spent extra years honing their skills. Highly qualified plastic surgeons may have completed one or more fellowships to get the best training available.

What credentials have you gained as a plastic surgeon?

Learn more about what credentials your potential surgeon has earned in their field. Are they members of any hospitals, associations or committees? Have they been published for their work? What field of plastic surgery do they have the most experience?

Do you have testimonials or before and after results I can see?

You want a plastic surgeon that is an expert in the type of surgery you are planning. A plastic surgeon may be recognized for his work in tummy tucks but may have very little experience in rhinoplasty. Find a surgeon that has excellent results and testimonials from patients that have had the same procedure as you are planning.

Just because a friend or family member had good results with one plastic surgeon does not mean they are the right doctor for you. Take the time to find a highly skilled plastic surgeon that you feel comfortable with to ensure you make the right choice when choosing the person who will perform your surgery.

Posted on behalf of:
Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 South Spalding Drive #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 288-0641

Steps for Preparing for Plastic Surgery

Deciding to have plastic surgery is a major decision, especially surgeries that will require a few weeks of recovery after the procedure. While you may look forward to seeing the results and having more confidence in your appearance, your immediate focus should be on healing from your surgery. There are many things you can do before your surgery to help make your recovery go smoother. Here are some steps to take before your surgery to prepare you for the recovery time ahead.

Make Sure You Have Time to Recover

For major procedures like facelifts, rhinoplasty or tummy tucks, you want to ensure you have the time needed to recover. Take time off from work and other obligations – you will need to stay home and rest. If you have pets or kids that need care, you will need to have help to ensure they are cared for while you heal.

Prepare Your Home

You need to have everything you need for a week or longer in your home. Stock your fridge and pantry to get everything you need for the next few weeks. Choose some easy snack items for the day or two after you come home. You will also want to have the medications and care supplies that are recommended by your plastic surgeon.

Avoid Blood Thinners

Your plastic surgeon will go over what to avoid before your surgery. Often this will include not using aspirin or NSAIDS for a week or more before surgery and not drinking alcohol.

Plan ahead to ensure you can focus on recovering after your plastic surgery. Doing too much during recovery can lead to complications that you want to avoid. Talk to your plastic surgeon to learn more about what you can do to be ready for your life-changing procedure.

Posted on behalf of:
Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
2001 Peachtree Road #630
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-3566