Have you ever looked at yourself in photographs or selfies and noticed that one side of your face looks slightly better than the other? It may sound a little strange since you probably imagine your face should be symmetrical. In reality, there are subtle differences between the left and right sides of your face. These differences become more pronounced when you have poor contouring in your face, which is often caused by having a chin that is less prominent. Your profile, or how your face looks from the side, can become better balanced and more symmetrical with facial implants in the chin, also known as a chin augmentation.
One of the biggest things that concerns plastic surgery patients is the risks involved with their procedure. Sometimes the concern is so great it even prevents prospective patients from considering plastic surgery in the first place. The reality is that there are risks involved in literally every aspect of the medical and plastic surgery fields, even taking something as simple as ibuprofen. Plastic surgery does have risks, but those risks can be greatly minimized by your surgeon and most importantly, yourself.
It’s a sad truth, but one that needs to be stated nonetheless: nearly 25% of women and 14% of men are victims of domestic violence every year. You probably know at least one person in your life who has dealt with physical and emotional abuse at the hands of their partner, though you may not be aware of who it is. Nearly 75% of domestic violence victims receive injuries to their head and faces, some of which cause severe damage and leave horrible disfiguring scars. Cosmetic surgery for post-trauma patients can help repair the damage and improve the look of those scars as a way of helping domestic violence victims recover and move forward with their lives after suffering terrible abuse. Two of the most common surgeries used are rhinoplasty and scar revision.
Earlier this year the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released their annual report of plastic surgery stats collected from doctors all across the country. Unsurprisingly, dermal fillers were far and away the most popular procedure for the entire year, including surgical and nonsurgical procedures, male and female patients, and reconstructive surgery. Botulinum toxin injections, like Botox and Dysport, led the charge with almost 7 million injections! Other dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Perlane, and Radiesse, had about half the popularity, but still claimed the second-place spot with almost 3 million injections.
Nose reshaping surgery, or rhinoplasty, is performed on hundreds of thousands of patients every year. But did you know that one in five of those patients decide to have rhinoplasty for a second or even a third time? It might be surprising, considering everything that goes into having the surgery even once. So what is it that makes 20% of rhinoplasty patients go under the knife again? The most common reason is that the patient is unhappy with how their nose looks once it has healed from the original surgery, but there are a few other possible reasons behind the decision for revision rhinoplasty.
Signs of aging can appear at any point in your face, but your eyes are often the first to show them. Eyes that look droopy or saggy make you look tired and the wrinkles that appear make you look older. Over time, these effects can even change your overall appearance so that your face doesn’t accurately express how you’re feeling. An eye lift, or blepharoplasty, can dramatically improve your appearance by addressing several different issues around the eyes.
Skin tissue starts to lose important fibers as you get older, which are important in keeping your skin firm and tight across your body. Losing those fibers causes your skin to become looser and, consequently, more vulnerable to the pull of gravity. The pull is especially obvious around your eyes because the skin is particularly thin.
There are many different ways to change a person’s nose with rhinoplasty surgery. Noses can be altered according to gender or ethnicity. They can be revised from a previous surgery. They can also be changed without surgery at all. When it comes to reshaping noses, there are a lot of approaches a surgeon can take and a lot of choices to be made regarding the best way to do the surgery.
Two of those approach options are closed or open rhinoplasty. These are surgical approaches that are chosen by the doctor to determine how the rhinoplasty will be performed, and refer to whether the external soft tissue will be temporarily removed during the surgery.
By now, children and teens have returned to the hallowed halls of their learning institutions with new books, backpacks, and clothes to start their next year of education. Some have even been went back with something else new – a nose, chin, set of ears, or even a set of breasts. That’s because the back-to-school season also brings an increase in the number of plastic surgeries performed on patients who are under nineteen years old.
According to an article recently published on New York Daily News, over 64,000 teenagers have a plastic surgery procedure every year. That number has been steadily rising over the past several years, and it’s no surprise why. Plastic surgery has become so commonplace among adults that it has started to gain more popularity among teenagers. Teenage celebrities, such as Kylie Jenner and Ariel Winter from “Modern Family”, who get plastic surgery add to the normalization of having a procedure done, and social media plays an enormous role in how teenagers may view themselves.
No one likes to get old, especially because of the way the aging process affects our bodies, necks, and faces. For many men and women, the gradual, downward migration of fat cells is particularly frustrating. Shifted fat pads leave the upper portion of the face thinner and some areas looking gaunt or hollow. Such symptoms of the aging process can add many extra years to a person’s appearance. Fortunately, there are many ways that today’s facial plastic surgeons can remedy this unwanted consequence, from implants to synthetic fillers. Fat transfers are a simple but effective way to combat this common aging problem.
The neck is often one of the most overlooked spots for plastic surgery among men and women, but it can have an enormous impact on your appearance. Necks have the power to make you look older, heavier, and even tired. The “double chin” can make you look like all these things; however, it can be helped with neck lift surgery.
As one of the best plastic surgeons in Miami, Dr. Bustillo sees a lot of patients. What you may not know is that a significant portion of those patients don’t actually live around Miami! People travel from all over to have their procedure done by Dr. Bustillo, which means that our office is very well equipped to handle out of town patients. We want your experience to be positive and successful from the first day you contact us to the last day of your recovery, no matter where you travel from.
Last year over 128,000 people had facelift surgery in the United States alone, which should come as no surprise. A facelift that is done well can take up to ten years off a patient’s face. The majority of the work involved in the procedure is done by the plastic surgeon, but that doesn’t mean that the patient is entirely off the hook. Once you leave the surgeon’s office and completely recover from surgery, maintaining the results of the facelift is up to you. While those results won’t last forever, you can make the most of them by following these tips.
Though you don’t often think about it, your skin is one of the most important organs of your body. It helps you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It protects you from contaminants and other foreign materials, plus it keeps your internal organs safe. All in all, your skin is pretty essential to staying healthy. It’s important to take care of your skin all the time, but it becomes especially important after you have cosmetic surgery.
A lot of patients come into a plastic surgeon’s office thinking that the solution to all their problems relies on one specific procedure: “If I could only get my nose to look right, then my face would be perfect”, or “I just need a little Botox to get rid of all my wrinkles”. For some patients, this is true. The majority of patients, however, can get optimal results by undergoing more than one procedure. This is known as combination surgery, and it’s growing more popular all the time.
A significant portion of plastic surgery patients seek out a plastic surgeon because they need facial reconstruction after an accident or medical procedure. One of the more common procedures requiring facial reconstruction is called Mohs surgery, which is used to remove cancer or tumors from a patient’s skin by carefully excising layers of skin until all the malignant cells are gone. The procedure can leave patients with skin depressions or significant scarring, which is especially problematic if the patient has the procedure on their face. A skilled plastic surgeon can reconstruct a patient’s face so that any evidence of Mohs surgery is significantly diminished or erased completely.