If your skin could only hear what's making it appear younger, firmer, and more vibrant. Ultherapy is one of the latest non-invasive treatments for loose skin that goes deep below the surface to get the results you want. It's a simple, non-surgical procedure that uses an ultrasound applicator to beam waves of low-level sound energy to firm up those areas where the skin is loose, sagging, creased or marred with fine lines.
A person's imagination can wreak total havoc on a peaceful mind long before cosmetic surgery. What will it feel like being unconscious? Will I wake up from the anesthesia? Images of losing control or worse begin to build up in the mind, and so does the stress and anxiety. The old adage "knowledge is power" goes a long way for the patient about to undergo cosmetic surgery.
Caveat Emptor isn't just a high-sounding cautionary term used by lawyers or Latin students. It literally means "Let the Buyer Beware." Is it any different when shopping for a qualified plastic surgeon?
In October 2011, a 30-year-old Detroit woman who had been injected with silicone at an illegal "pumping party" was admitted to the hospital coughing up blood. Doctors found that the silicone had traveled to her lungs and clotted in her breathing tubes.
In another illegal cosmetic procedure gone awry, a 37-year-old Mississippi woman died last September after being injected with a silicone-like substance that formed blood clots throughout her body.
We live in fearful times: fear of global war or economic collapse; fear of big business and big government; fear of big pharmaceutical companies and the drugs they manufacture. A mini-revolution of sorts is taking place in which widespread fear has morphed into consumer action. Fearing the potential toxicity and side-effects of prescription drugs has prompted many consumers to flock to "natural" remedies and homeopathic cures.
No matter how natural the result of your facelift is, undergoing cosmetic surgery is not a "natural" occurrence for your skin. In fact, it can be somewhat traumatic. Your facial plastic surgeon will tell you that the first few days after surgery are key to achieving optimal results. It's up to you to follow your physician’s good advice and give the skin you're in the best possible care after surgery.
Would you trust the neighborhood plumber or an electrician to perform a complicated facelift procedure on you? Of course not! Then why would you trust your family practice doctor or your dentist to inject your face full of Botox to get rid of eye wrinkles?
The results could be unfavorable or worse.
People tend to assume that as we get older those worrisome wrinkles around the eyes are to be expected. It's true that time is the great thief of youth and beauty, and one of the first signs of age are eye wrinkles, more unflatteringly known as “crow’s feet”.
Facial cosmetic surgery can leave some pretty noticeable effects in the form of scarring, bruising, and excessive swelling around incision points. Because nobody in the middle of recovery from rhinoplasty or a facelift wants to look like they've just stepped out of the boxing ring, there are many post-surgery makeup products designed with you in mind. Depending on the surgical procedure you've had done, your skin texture and facial characteristics, it's important to know which product is safest and gives the best results.
Once there was a time when real men didn't get facelifts. Wrinkles on a man back then were a sign of male character. Men with true grit had leathery, sun-damaged cheeks and foreheads, and matching saddlebag necks in some cases. Men like John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart and Slim Pickens.