Dermal Fillers And The 7 To 9 Point Facelift

Dermal Fillers And The 7 To 9 Point Facelift

By | Facelift New, Facelift
When patients notice sagging skin or facial wrinkles, the only solution that comes to mind may be a facelift. However, in recent years, new types of facial fillers have opened the doors to younger-looking, wrinkle-free skin. The fact that these changes can occur without undergoing surgery creates the opportunity for additional patients to seek improvements to these cosmetic issues.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Injectors use dermal fillers to produce the effects of a facelift–lifting and smoothing the facial features–without surgery. These fillers usually contain hyaluronic acid. This substance is found organically in the body. In addition to collagen and elastin, hyaluronic acid acts as a skin rejuvenator, helping moisturize and restore.

Dermal Fillers For A Liquid Facelift

Depending on the areas that require treatment, injectors will use various fillers to accomplish the desired results. Some fillers are suited to the midface region, such as the cheeks and nasolabial folds, while others are better equipped to deal with aging and wrinkles in the chin and jaw. Let’s discuss fillers frequently used by injectors and the locations where they are most effective. Some of the most popular dermal fillers are those produced from the naturally occurring element called hyaluronic acid. This substance can enhance the face, decrease lines, and add volume and bounce to the skin. Hyaluronic acid serves these purposes in many areas and through many different products. Juvederm can create plump lips and less hollow-looking under eyes, while Restylane has several formulas that target areas like the cheeks and fine lines around the mouth. One option for a long-term filler is Sculptra. This acid-based medicine is a collagen producer that helps restore the appearance of the skin and brings back a youthful look and feel. Sculptra’s effects can last for several years after the initial treatment sessions. While dermal fillers are the star of the liquid facelift, injectors may also use Botox or other wrinkle relaxers such as Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau. These neurotoxins temporarily affect the muscles, relaxing them so they produce less movement at the surface. This limitation allows the skin above these muscles to rest and lose the wrinkled texture gained by overuse. What Are The 7 To 9 Points Of A Dermal Filler Facelift? Depending on the gender of the patient, injectors will target the majority of the following points.
  • Cheeks
  • Upper & Lower Cheekbones 
  • Under Eyes Or Tear Troughs
  • Around The Eyes
  • Near The Temples
  • Chin
  • Jawline
  • Lips
  • Around The Mouth
Enhancing these points helps provide facial definition and shapes that flatter the patient. Qualified injectors can alter the liquid facelift to suit the patient. For example, men often wish to concentrate on enhancements to their masculine features, such as a well-defined jaw. Women prefer to focus on creating volume and lift in strategic areas like the cheeks to produce a classically feminine appearance. A master injector will be able to help patients showcase their best features.  

Are You Considering a Liquid Facelift

The 7 to 9 point facelift, also known as the liquid facelift, is a viable procedure for patients desiring quick and natural results. Injections of dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers can produce stunning results without surgical intervention. The various choices of medicines and the specific areas they can target make this a highly customizable and personalized treatment option. Are you considering a facelift or a minimally invasive alternative? Call The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery at (425) 775-3561 to schedule a consultation today.
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How Effective Is Chin Liposuction?

By | Face
Submental fat is a common complaint among patients of all ages. While some may lose it with age or weight loss, others may retain it no matter what weight or age they are. There are cosmetic procedure options for removing extra chin fat. Chin liposuction is one commonly recommended. How effective is chin liposuction? Compared with other treatment options, liposuction is the most effective. It requires only one surgical session and is permanent in most cases. Dr. Jonov can perform chin liposuction under local anesthesia because it is a short procedure. It also is quick and easy enough that a patient can have it performed at the same time as almost any other procedure. If a patient has a very small amount of submental fat, liposuction may not be best. While the fat underneath the chin is not large to begin with, if the targeted fat is minimal, non-surgical options may be a safer and overall better solution. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Is Chin Augmentation Worth It?

By | Face, Chin Augmentation, Injectable Fillers
Chin augmentation—whether done with an implant or dermal fillers—is a procedure that is perfect for good candidates, but can cause seriously bad results for patients who are not good candidates. This can lead patients to become weary of any chin augmentation procedure and ask, “Is chin augmentation worth it?”   In the right patient who has a recessed chin, chin augmentation is absolutely worth it. The procedure brings the facial thirds into alignment and enhances facial symmetry and balance. It can also help create a sharper and slimmer looking jawline. Dr. Jonov or your provider at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery can examine your facial structure to determine if you are a good candidate for chin augmentation.    In the wrong patient, chin augmentation can cause the chin to protrude too much and throw off facial balance. Usually, this is due to poor patient screening or over injection of filler. The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery’s providers work to ensure that your treatment plan is right for you.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Does A Brow Lift Raise The Eyes?

By | Brow Lift, Face
Brow lift surgery helps lift the eyebrows which have descended due to age. Sometimes called a forehead lift, it can also address wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead to provide an all-around more youthful appearance of the upper face. So, does a brow lift raise the eyes? The act of lifting and repositioning the eyebrows can have an effect on the upper eyelids. It is common for someone with drooping brows to also experience sagging of the upper eyelids. If it is mild, a brow lift may be enough to provide lift and a more youthful appearance. For more moderate or severe eyelid ptosis, a patient may need to undergo an upper blepharoplasty in conjunction with their brow lift. If the upper eyelids are your primary concern, then it may be better to undergo an eyelid surgery versus a brow lift. However, Dr. Jonov can help you determine this during a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. It is important to know that a brow lift will only provide some correction to the upper eyelids and if you want more correction, eyelid surgery may be necessary. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Is 35 Too Old For A Nose Job?

By | Face, Rhinoplasty
Nose jobs, or rhinoplasty surgery, are a form of facial plastic surgery often associated with younger patients. In the media, it is not hard to find portrayals of teenage girls and young women undergoing nose jobs. While young people still make up many rhinoplasty patients, many believe you can only get a rhinoplasty surgery at a young age. Let’s delve deeper into this misconception by answering the question, “Is 35 too old for a nose job?”   You cannot be too old for a nose job. After it matures in your mid to late teen years, the nose can be operated on at any point following that. The nose—structurally—experiences fewer changes with aging. Thus, this means that patients of nearly any age can undergo rhinoplasty as long as they are healthy and good candidates.   35 is a perfectly fine age for a nose job. Many people choose to have a rhinoplasty later on because perhaps it better fits their budget or their nose did not bother them in their younger years. Additionally, accidents happen and reconstructive nose surgery can become desired at any age due to this.   To learn more and find out if you are a good candidate for a nose job, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov. You can contact us by calling 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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The Top 2 Procedures For Lifting Droopy Cheeks

By | Face, Injectable Fillers, Cheek Augmentation

The Top 2 Procedures For Lifting Droopy Cheeks

The main cause of droopy cheeks is aging. While not all people will experience this as they age, it can be exceedingly frustrating for those that do. Fat and skin can descend to throw off facial proportions and cause fullness in the wrong places. Not only can this make a patient look aged, but it weighs down the face. There are treatment options. Here are the top 2 procedures for lifting droopy cheeks.

#1: Midface/Cheek Lift

The cheek equivalent of a facelift, this procedure lifts the descended structures back to their natural positions. It also removes any extra skin which may be contributing to a heavier facial appearance. Out of the various anti-aging facial surgeries, a midface lift is performed on the broadest age range. Additionally, it is also frequently performed with a facelift.

#2: Dermal Fillers

While there are several non-surgical options that can help lift the cheeks, dermal fillers are among one of the most effective and reliable options. In cases where there is little extra skin or the fat has not descended significantly, cheek fillers can help balance out the look of the face. Augmenting the appearance of the cheekbones can promote a balanced and younger looking facial appearance. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Does Buccal Fat Removal Reduce The Nasolabial Folds?

By | Buccal Fat Removal, Face
Buccal fat removal is one of the plastic surgeries growing in popularity exponentially. With a slim, defined face in fashion, many celebrities and personalities are getting cheek fat removal surgery to maintain a slim-looking face. However, what other benefits does the procedure have? Specifically, does buccal fat removal reduce the nasolabial folds?”   In some patients, descending cheek fat can contribute to the deepening and formation of the nasolabial folds. Therefore, in these patients, removing some or all of the small buccal fat pad can help reduce the appearance of the nasolabial folds. It is important to note though, that in some patients, removing the buccal fat pad could actually worsen the nasolabial folds.    Ultimately, it is best to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine the ideal treatment for your nasolabial folds. This could include smile line filler, a midface lift, buccal fat removal, or various other procedures.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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How Long Does Buccal Fat Removal Last?

By | Buccal Fat Removal, Face
One of the hottest plastic surgery procedures of the last few years has been buccal fat removal. Model Chrissy Teigen has opened up about undergoing the procedure and it is rumored that several other celebrities have undergone this facial plastic surgery. The procedure removes some or all of the buccal fat pad in the cheek to slim the face. So, how long does buccal fat removal last? Since buccal fat removal takes out fat, the procedure is essentially permanent. However, any fat leftover can expand with future weight gain. Normally, some fat is left in the area to account for future facial fat loss that occurs with aging. However, if patients maintain a stable weight, then their results are essentially permanent. Regardless, the results of buccal fat removal tend to last years and help maintain a slim face for years to come. This surgery is most effective on people who continue to carry a large amount of fat in the face following weight loss or coming into adulthood. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Does A Rhinoplasty Make You Look Younger?

By | Face, Rhinoplasty
A nose job surgery is considered among the top plastic surgeries in the world. It is not generally touted as an anti-aging surgery, especially since patients of all ages undergo a rhinoplasty. However, some patients who want to look younger sometimes ask, “Does a rhinoplasty make you look younger?”   In some cases, a rhinoplasty can make you look younger. Aging does affect the nose. While it is not as noticeable as in other areas of the face, the nose can become droopier and the tip loses its definition. Rhinoplasty surgery can correct this.   Now, while the average facelift makes you look about seven to ten years younger, a nose job is said to be somewhere around 3 years younger on average. However, a rhinoplasty can be combined with a facelift or other anti-aging procedure for even better results. Ultimately, you and Dr. Jonov can help determine the right combination of procedures during a consultation.    The main motivation behind nose job surgeries usually is not to look younger. Though, for some patients, it is one additional perk. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can reach out online via chat, contact form, and Price Simulator.
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How Long Does It Take To Look Normal After A Facelift?

By | Face, Facelift
Facial plastic surgeries such as facelifts often have more pronounced bruising and swelling because of the increased blood flow to the face and head. While this can be quite shocking and cause concern for patients, these side effects are generally normal and temporary. This can leave patients asking, “How long does it take to look normal after a facelift?”   Side effects–including swelling and bruising–tend to be at their worst between one and four days after surgery. Following this, in most cases, the side effects will start to subside and improve. For some patients, they begin to look normal within a week and others may take ten days to two weeks. Often makeup can be used at a certain point to disguise residual side effects as they heal.   Some factors such as the extent of the procedure, the patient’s medical history, and aftercare all contribute to how long it takes for side effects to go away. If you smoke or have smoked recently, this can prolong and hinder the healing process. Ultimately, there are hundreds of factors.   Most patients can expect to cover residual swelling and bruising after seven to ten days, allowing them to go out socially and work at that point. However, this is best evaluated by Dr. Jonov. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, and contact form.