Miami Cosmetic Surgery
There are basically two types of wrinkles in the face. Dynamic and static. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the excessive activity of the facial muscles. These are found in the upper one third of the face and include the “elevens” found between the eyes, the crow’s feet and the horizontal forehead wrinkles. The static wrinkles are those caused by either the descent of facial soft tissue and loss of fat. These are best treated with facial fillers or fat transfer.
I keep hearing about new procedures which use injectables in place of surgery, things like the Botox browlift and the liquid facelift. How effective are these procedures?
I think that injectable treatments can improve the appearance of patients that are not ready for surgery or can be combined with surgery to achieve an overall better outcome. Botox can be used to soften or remove the forehead wrinkles as well as to elevate the eyebrows. There is a limit to the amount of lift Botox can have on the eyebrows. The liquid facelift is a term used to describe the use of fillers and Botox to rejuvenate the face. Fillers are used in the cheeks, nasolabial folds, and in the lower face to soften the lines and augment the cheeks.
My mother has always had big circles under her eyes. Now that I am a woman in my fifties I want to avoid a similar fate! If I get an Miami eyelid lift, will it help with crow’s feet or just the bags under my eyes?
A lower eyelid lift is a procedure that is performed to improve the contour of the lower eyelids. This is done by removing some of the fat that bulges out, tightening the muscle, and removing some skin. This will improve the appearance of the lower eyelid, but will not remove the crow’s feet, which are caused by the movement of the eyelid muscle. The only treatment for the crow’s feet is Botox or Dysport.
It is very common for women at this age to start noticing some changes in their face. I treat the upper 1/3 of the face with Botox. This helps to soften the horizontal forehead lines as well as the “11’s” between the eyes and the crow’s feet. The midface can undergo some descent and deflation. This is a great area to inject with fillers to bring back some of the fullness associated with youth. The nasolabial folds can also be “filled” to provide a more youthful look.
One of my eyebrows is slightly higher than the other. Can Botox be used to even them out?
Do not feel bad, because, in fact, most people have a small brow asymmetry. I always tell patients that they are "sisters" and not "twins". This is just another way of saying that we are not completely symmetric. Botox can be placed in the upper third of the face to elevate the lower brow. By weakening the depressor muscles of the brow with Botox, the elevators are left unopposed. The end result is an elevation of the brow. Most patients that come to me with a brow asymmetry and have Botox placed this way are very happy with the result.
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