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Rhinoplasty — Surgery of the Nose

I do a lot of nose surgeries.  It is one of the most common and important surgeries we do.  Every year over 1.5 million men, women and children of all ages and ethnic groups have nose surgery for cosmetic and functional reasons.

So, let me talk a little about it today.

The first nasal reconstruction was performed in India where removal of the nose served as punishment for various crimes.  That’s not how and why I do nose surgeries!

Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex, delicate surgeries performed today. The primary goal is a natural looking nose that complements all of the other facial features by balancing its size, width and angles. 

These are some of the reasons people come to me for nose surgery:

  • Alter the size, shape and/or angle of their nose
  • Correct or improve appearance and function
  • Reconstruction to correct damage from injury or a precious surgery
  • Restore youthfulness to an aging nose while having a Facelift
  • Create the nose “of their dreams”…dislike the nose they were born with

Questions I’m frequently asked:

“Can you achieve the perfect nose?”  Rhinoplasty is a combination of art and science.  I do a thorough examination of the facial anatomy, appearance, proportion and structure.  Then I match the nose to the rest of the face…in other words…I sculpt your nose to achieve natural facial balance.

“How is it done?”  This is where my years of experience, skill, artistic ability and today’s advancements enable me to get the job done right.   No two faces are alike…your nose must fit your face naturally. I perform either an open or closed procedure (see my website) and I work through the incisions to remove excess tissue, reshape cartilage and bone and alter the shape and size of the nose.

My goal is always to restore function while achieving a cosmetically pleasing, natural looking nose.  If you’ve been thinking about it, let’s talk about it.  Now is the time…before the Holiday’s are upon us.

I love helping people keep their best faces forward!

Dr. Steven Davison

Midface or Cheek Lift Surgery

Since facial aging shows up in the middle face as early as our 30’s…we notice cheeks that look sunken, nasolabial folds (lines from the nose down to the corners of the mouth), marionette lines and a tired…even angry look.

A midface/cheek lift corrects these visible signs of aging and really optimizes a Forehead/Brow lift.  Often, patients want their cheeks “augmented” to restore the fullness of their younger years.

I like Fat Grafting for Augmenting, since it uses your own natural fat and it offers long lasting results without risk of allergies or rejection.  Fat replacement (grafting) always achieves the most natural look possible and while you’re restoring volume and to one area…you’re getting another area sculpted.  It’s kind of a two for one deal!

The cheeklift procedure involves tiny incisions above the ear (hidden) in the hairline.  I work through these to lift and tighten muscles and reposition cheek pads to their more youthful position.  Because I use special techniques, my patients experience shorter downtimes and less discomfort.

The questions I’m asked most often are:

  1. How Does a Cheeklift/augmentation differ from a Facelift? ** A Cheeklift is less invasive – less muscle tightening/lifting, smaller incisions and less tissue disturbance…so bruising, swelling and discomfort are much less.
  2. Is a Cheeklift right for me…or do I need a fullblown facelift? If you are mainly concerned about the midface then Cheeklift is enough. What we’re seeing today is…when people start doing small procedures…early enough…most times the fullblown procedures can be delayed for many years…sometimes they’re not needed at all.

Thinking about these things?  Let’s talk.

Dr. Steven Davison

Makeovers for Men

IN 2009-2010 facelifts alone for men increased 14%

Men of all ages and walks of life are having plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons…to look younger, healthier, slimmer/trimmer and to boost self esteem.  Today’s society places a high value on looking young and fit.  The economy is placing demands on today’s career male population that was unheard of ten years ago.  Today, employers and recruiters are telling clients to spend as much money on looking good as they spent on perfecting their resume’ and career path.

Recent research data shows that people in the work force, and those trying to re enter the career arena, are stampeding cosmetic clinics like mine, for a host of procedures that will take years off the face and neck and sculpt the body.  Youth equals beauty…beauty equals promotion and bigger paychecks. Here are the numbers:

  • 2009-2010…all cosmetic procedures rose more than 5%
  • Facelifts for men were up 14% in 2010
  • Non-Invasive procedures rose more than 12%
  • Career counselors are telling clients to:  spend at least as much $$ on looking good as they spent on perfecting their resume
  • Career counselors are saying it plainly – “Don’t look old.”

COSMETIC PROCEDURES MEN WANT TODAY I’m creating personalized treatment plans for lots of men today (even retired men) who want and feel they need to look younger and healthier in order to compete in their careers.  They request the following most often:

  • Botox Injections to erase lines and wrinkles (facial, hands etc)
  • Filler Injections to plump up areas of lost volume and stimulate collagen renewal
  • Skin Resurfacing to correct skin irregularities…lines, wrinkles, spots, pigmentation, etc.
  • Facelift/Necklift with Liposuction restores youthful look by lifting away 5, 10, 15 years of an aged look
  • Chin Implants to restore a solid, balanced chin to match other facial features…and more masculine look!

MOMMY MAKEOVER’s to Enhance the Joys of Motherhood!

All women who go through pregnancy experience various changes in their body.  These changes are often subtle at first…and then become quite dramatic with each passing day and the relentless demands of motherhood. Women commonly see changes in their facial skin (pigment and color), saggy abs from stretched, separated abdominal muscles, droopy deflated breasts, thighs, pelvic/hip and vaginal area changes (affecting the love life)…and an overall older appearance.  The clothes don’t fit or don’t fit right and many don’t feel as confident as they used to.

Every Fall and Spring many hundreds of thousands of women around the world decide to do one or more rejuvenative procedures so they can feel and look better.  Having a healthy body that is in good condition and shape also boosts self esteem.

Here are a few of the many benefits you get from a Mommy Makeover:

  1. I do a thorough evaluation of your condition, concerns & goals
  2. A detailed, personalized plan is created to rejuvenate & restore function & pre baby body conditions (as much as possible)
  3. Mommy Makeovers can rejuvenate multiple body areas & renew self esteem and confidence
  4. Workout programs take on new meaning to keep your renewed body in shape
  5. Balance, shape, contour, skin conditions, and much more are addressed
  6. Celebrities understand the many benefits & they have Mommy Makeovers!

Pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood affects multiple areas of the body which is why women often have a combination of procedures done to restore what has been lost and to get their pre-baby body back.

Mommy Makeovers are not just for new mommies!  The procedures may vary, but Women of all ages and stages in life have Mommy Makeovers so they can be healthier and look better!

I’ve had years of experience in choosing the right combination of procedures, at the right time…to guide many hundreds of women through Mommy Makeover and then using my artistic and well honed skills I was able to transform their body so they could look and feel better and be healthier.

It’s no secret that healthy moms are better able to withstand the physical and emotional demands of Motherhood!

Here are a few of the Options Women choose for their Makeovers:

Tummy Tuck …puts the abs back in shape by correcting skin laxity, stretch marks, removing excess fat, and restoring balance.  Liposuction is often part of this procedure.

Breast Surgeries:  Breast Augmentation to replace lost volume, contour and shape. Breast Lift repositions breasts back to higher position, Nipple Reduction to restore shape, size and position.

Liposuction removes unwanted body fat and sculpts those areas to restore balance and contour.  This Body Fat can be Grafted back into other needy areas to restore lost volume and contour.

Vaginal/Pubic area rejuvenation…Pregnancy, labor and delivery loosens the vaginal area and often causes bladder urgency or spontaneous leaking, discomfort during bowel movements, unpleasant appearance of the genitals (causes embarrassment) and…reduced sexual gratification.  The excess accumulated fat in the pubic area often shows clothing and in not pleasing. We know these issues are sensitive and we handle them as such.

Is it time for your Mommy Makeover?  Let’s Talk.

Dr. Steven Davison

 

FOREHEAD BROW LIFT

Recently, I talked about Facelifts because we’re heading into fall when I get lots of questions about the different kinds of Facelifts and what they can and cannot achieve. See my recent Facelift (Rhytidectomy) blog for a review of this information.

Forehead Brow Lifts are often done along with a Facelift…to get maximum results.  Forehead/Browlift addresses the lines, wrinkles and furrows that appear in the “upper 1/3 of the face” as we age.  Typically caused by loss of volume…fat loss, breakdown of collagen and elastin and other factors…you see them as Crow’s Feet, forehead furrows and excessive wrinkles.

Men and Women today are getting FaceLifts and Forehead Brow lifts to restore a more youthful appearance to the middle and upper facial areas.  Chin Augmentation with lipo sculpting of the neck area deals with the lower 1/3 of face.

I often incorporate Fat Grafting, using your own natural fat, in with the lifting procedure to fill hollows with long lasting, natural looking results.  This puts fat back where it used to be before the unwelcome “downward descent” that’s part of normal aging occurs.

So here’s what you get with a Forehead/Brow lift:

  • Lift 5,10…even 15 years off your face
  • Look more vibrant…and several years younger
  • Men & women of all ages & stages have it done
  • Smoothes out excess wrinkles, crow’s feet, furrows etc.
  • Add back natural Fat to restore shape & contour
  • Advanced techniques/technologies mean less downtime

I believe that all surgery should restore function and natural beauty with as little trauma and downtime as possible.  My patients agree that the techniques I use get them back to normal faster with less discomfort than with older methods.

More and more people are realizing that if they start doing “small” procedures early enough (late 30’s and 40’s) they can block the need for invasive ones later…often surgery is not needed.  I help you decide what’s best for you.

I’m frequently asked:  “Do Men get facelifts?”  YES –more men today are getting every type of cosmetic procedure for various reasons (another blog).

THE BOTTOM LINE: There comes a time when surgical Facelift is the only right answer. When that time comes – you have options!  Fall is when men and women get serious about these issues.  Let’s talk more!

Helping You Keep Your Best Face Forward!

Dr. Steven Davison

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