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The Chin is in…Chin Augmentations by Dr. Steven Davison

AGE DEFYING AUGMENTATIONS: the Chin is in

Chin augmentation is currently the most “in demand” anti aging cosmetic procedure being done today.  Among all demographics, it is the fastest growing trend according to recent survey results from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Here are the numbers:

– Chin augmentations increased overall by 71% in 2011

– Chin augmentation outranked breast procedures in 2011

– Men of all ages – 76% increase

– Ages (both genders) 40 to 54 – 77% increase

– Ages 55 & over – 70% increase in Chin augmentations

– These numbers were in comparison to lip augmentation, breast augmentation and cheek implants, clearly showing that people saw the need to correct aging in the lower 1/3 of the face.  Chin Augmentation restores the neck and chin to a more youthful appearance by reducing the sagging jawline, often with a chin implant and correcting the neck issues.

So what’s the reason for this dramatic change?  Surveys also revealed that as more and more people are chatting online with camera’s rolling…they see the receding chin and sagging jawline since it shows facial aging very early.

Baby Boomers especially, are showing up in aesthetic surgeons offices seeking ways to turn back the clock with Chin augmentation or a combination of age defying options.

Concerns over their careers prompt many to have combination treatments such as Botox and liposuction, while others choose chin implants and neck lifts…or all of it.

Cameras don’t lie! The more time people spend in front of cameras on their PC’s…the more we see them asking me to take years off their face,  to explain chin augmentations, facelifts, injectable facelifts, Botox, liposuction & sculpting of the chin/neck to restore its youthfulness…and much more.  Read more about these: www.davinciplastic.com.

Chin Augmentation is in…but I also have many other tools in my tool chest.

Got concerns about facial aging?  Let’s talk.  There are many non surgical options we can explore so that you can be happy with your camera look.

Next blog will overview facial aging and the chin and neck…and how chin augmentation takes years off the face.

Dr. Steven Davison

At DAVinci…I combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.

Rhinoplasty Surgery…Nose/Nasal Reshaping

There are a host of reasons people come to me for Rhinoplasty (Nose) surgery. These include, but are not limited to, injuries…sports, accidents etc., illness or disease that has changed the shape and functioning of the nose,…or people simply want the nose of their dreams.  Whatever the reason, I am specially trained in all cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries of the nose and face and have performed a host of nose surgeries.

Since, I’ve blogged quite a bit on “facial” procedures, I think it’s important to educate you on surgeries of the nose because…

Rhinoplasty is one of the most elegant and complex surgeries being performed today. People of all ethnicities, genders and ages/stages in life decide to have rhinoplasty surgery for one or more reasons.

Rhinoplasty…Nose surgery… is done for either cosmetic or functional reasons and sometimes for both reasons.  Nose reshaping can reduce or increase the overall size of your nose…change the angle between the nose and upper lip…remove a hump…narrow the nostrils span…reshape the tip or the bridge of your nose….and more.

Sports injuries of the nose are common and usually result in a deviated septum…this hinders your ability to breathe and changes the facial landscape…often dramatically. Sometimes a nose becomes distorted from disease or illness…or an accident…or even previous nose surgery at the hands of an unqualified professional.  Some people were born with misshapen noses….other people watch their noses changes size and shape as part of normal aging.

The concerns and reasons are many and varied. However, I have been helping people with their nose problems for decades now….and can safely, effectively and skillfully improve the appearance of a nose.

HERE’S A SHORT LIST OF THE BENEFITS OF RHINOPLASTY SURGERY:

  • Rhinoplasty is a delicate surgery…a surgery of illusion & balance
  • The nose is the most focal point of the face & adds or subtracts from facial balance
  • Over 1/2 million people of all ethnicities, ages, genders have nose surgery
  • Seniors often want their noses restored to a more youthful size & shape
  • Rhinoplasty restores function to an injured nose (deviated septum etc.)
  • Rhinoplasty can change the size, shape & or angle of the nose
  • Rhinoplasty corrects damage from previous nasal procedures
  • One “nose job” does not fit all faces…I skillfully create a nose that fits your face without altering ethnic characteristics…

That’s a good start or overview on Rhinoplasty.  I use the most advanced techniques and technology to achieve the desired results and the enhance youthfulness and natural beauty.   Next time I’ll get into FAQ’s…and procedure overview.

Until then, stay well and watch out for “nose jobs.”

Dr. Steven Davison

At DAVinci…I combine the supreme elements of art & sugical science.

STAGEs III and IV…BREAST RESTORATION BEAUTIFICATION and NIPPLE TATTOO

BEAUTIFICATION…BALANCE…SYMMETRY….Stage III

The goal of all breast reconstruction (restoration) surgeries is to achieve symmetry and balance between both breasts and also for them to look “natural.”  Beautification is started several weeks or months after your reconstruction process is complete and you have healed nicely.  Beautification involves creating balance between the two breasts, breast contour, adjusting flaps if needed, and nipple/areolar reconstruction.  Sometimes, women choose this phase, of their breast restoration process, to include other breast procedures such as a Breast Lift or Breast Reduction.  My goal is that: “all  cosmetic surgery should be functional…and all reconstructive surgery should be aesthetic and look as natural as possible.”

My patients are living testaments to the benefits of having restorative procedures following mastectomy surgery.  Here are just a few of their comments:

“I love being able to wear off the rack clothing since you completed the beautification process and now my breasts are symmetrical and so natural looking.”

“My husband is so glad to see my level of self confidence and a sense of normal self restored again.”

“The breast reconstruction did more than restore normal looking breasts….it restored my self confidence and has allowed me to return to the lifestyle I love…and the love of my life!”

We will discuss your goals for Stage III Beautification in detail.  After decades of helping women through this process…I’ve been able to help them through the challenges…by removing fear and replacing it with knowledge and self empowerment.

STAGE IV…NIPPLE TATTO…this is just as it says…nipple tattooing to create a natural looking nipple and areola on the breast(s).  This process further beautifies the breast by defining the dark area of skin surrounding your nipple(s) and areola(s).

Regardless of when you begin the process of reconstruction/restoration…. I use the most advanced but safest methods along with finely honed techniques.  By combining my meticulous skill with my thorough understanding of the intricacies of the human anatomy, my patients enjoy amazing outcomes that are both functional and beautiful.  You can read more about this entire process at: www.davinciplastic.com

IMPLANT BREAST RECONSTRUCTION (Restoration)

In review, I’ve quickly covered Stages I & II of Breast Restoration surgery. Now, let’s look at breast reconstruction using implants instead of your own body tissue.  Implants are chosen by hundreds of thousands of women every year to restore a natural looking figure with two breasts.  Some women choose to start this process immediately (Immediate Restoration) by having the surgeon place the tissue expanders at the time of the mastectomy…under the same anesthesia and using the same incision. Remember, the expanders are the precursor to the permanent implants. They slowly and gently expand the chest tissue to allow for the implants at a later date. Read more about this: https://www.davinciplastic.com/

BREAST IMPLANT SURGERY… When it’s time to place the saline or silicone implants…usually 3-4 months (I help you decide which is best for you), the surgery is scheduled to do the implant(s) placement.  This involves going through the same incision used to place the expanders, removing the expanders and precisely placing the correct implants. General anesthesia is used for this procedure. The incisions are closed and healing begins taking place.  Stage II is now complete. Healing for all surgeries takes times and varies with each individual.  Activities are restricted at first, but you gradually move back into full activities…looking and feeling great.

ABOUT IMPLANTS…Today’s implants are the most advanced and safest of all time.  You can choose from either saline or silicone filled implants (both are FDA approved) and both types come in a spectrum of sizes and shapes, and have either smooth or textured surfaces to meet the many individual needs of women today. Implants are not for everyone, but for those who choose them…they restore natural looking, contoured breasts, enhanced self confidence and return to a normal lifestyle.

ABOUT BOARD CERTIFICATION… I am a board certified reconstructive surgeon with specialization in breast reconstruction.  Board certification does not guarantee certain results, but it does ensure that you are working with a surgeon who has been trained by the experts, has had years of extra education and experience and vast knowledge to draw from.  I am ranked among the “Top Docs” in the Nation who perform reconstructive surgeries successfully everyday…not bragging…but you need to know some docs are highly skilled and trained…others are not.

Next time I’ll discuss Stage III breast Reconstruction…known as Beautification. Be sure to read the previous blogs if you missed them.

Stay Well,

Dr. Steven Davison

“At DAVinci…I combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.”

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