Face

FDA Warns Against Injectable Silicone

The FDA recently issued a warning to caution against the dangers of injectable silicone for cosmetic enhancement. Although silicone breast implants and other similar medical devices are FDA-approved to be placed inside the body for cosmetic use, it is dangerous to have the substance directly injected. According to the FDA warning, silicone can cause several health risks if injected, such as permanent disfigurement, tissue damage, ongoing pain, stroke, and death. In some cases, patients have unknowingly been injected with silicone—these patients were led to believe they were receiving an FDA-approved dermal filler, such as JUVÉDERM®. The individuals performing these unsafe…

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What Age is Best for a Facelift?

The simplest answer to this question is that there is no “perfect” age to get a facelift. At Advanced Aesthetic Surgery, our facelift patients fall into various age groups—this is because the aging process is different for everyone. Genetics, health history, and daily lifestyle choices make the biggest overall impact on the progression of facial aging. Depending on how these factors have affected the skin, some individuals may need a full facelift, while other patients of the same age might only need a mid-face lift and/or non-invasive injectables. To find out which procedure is best for addressing your concerns, it…

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Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX® Injections?

BOTOX® Cosmetic has become a very popular non-surgical option for individuals who want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on their face, so this is a question I hear from many women and men. To determine whether or not BOTOX® injections are the best way to address your specific concerns, I strongly suggest meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience with BOTOX® Cosmetic. In a one-on-one consultation with your physician, he or she can assess your unique needs and help you determine if BOTOX® is right for you. Typically, though, most adults in good health…

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How Can KYBELLA® Eliminate a Double Chin?

The dreaded “double chin” is a very common concern amongst men and women of all body types. When fat accumulates under the chin, it can often be extremely difficult to get rid of — the fat cells in this particular region tend to be resistant to diet and exercise. When personal efforts seem ineffective, many begin to seek assistance from cosmetic treatments. While liposuction has traditionally been a very effective procedure for this concern, KYBELLA® now offers patients a non-surgical option. KYBELLA® is an FDA-approved solution that can be strategically injected to break down stubborn fat cells under the chin….

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How Can I Benefit from Lower Eyelid Surgery?

Have you tried everything to get rid of bags under your eyes, but to no avail? Loose skin below the eyes that causes a sagging appearance can be removed with lower eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty. This delicate surgery can also be beneficial for those who wish to remedy a hollowness underneath the eyes. Often combined with upper eyelid surgery for a cohesive and balanced appearance, lower eyelid surgery can help patients achieve a more revitalized appearance. Some patients may also benefit from combining their blepharoplasty procedure with minimally invasive facial rejuvenation treatments such as intense pulsed light (IPL)…

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