Less Known Cosmetic Procedures – by Dr. E. Ronald Finger, board certified Plastic Surgeon, Savannah
Less Known Cosmetic Procedures
Everyone knows about facelifts, eyelid lifts, nose jobs, mommy make-overs, and various breast procedures. This article will give you some ideas to enhance your look with less known cosmetic procedures. Learn about surgical and nonsurgical solutions that can make a big difference.
Old looking hands can now be remedied!
Ever heard, ” You can always tell a person’s age by looking at their hands”? There are multiple solutions for this according to the individual’s problem: atrophic skin revealing veins, bones and tendons can be treated quickly with injections of various fillers, such as Restylane products or fat. The effect is immediate and dramatic. For age spots, the Fraxel laser or LaserGenesis tightens skin and reduces age spots.
Restylane Lyft was FDA cleared in 2018 for the use of Hand Restoration
For saggy brows, fillers can be used in the forehead and under the brow itself. Brows can sag from loss of the youthful mound under the brow and into the forehead. This takes just a few minutes and the result is immediate. The Fraxel laser and Laser Genesis are additional procedures that further raise the brow and augment the youthful appearance of the forehead.
Large earlobes seem to occur with age and heavy earrings resulting in these thin, droopy appendages. If earlobes are too thin, a filler can work with Restylane or Juvederm products. If they are too large, a minor surgical procedure will reduce them. Often a combination may be necessary for optimum results.
Over-plucked eyebrows. The fad was pencil-thin eyebrows years ago. No longer thankfully. The treatment is a hair transplant. The result will look very natural and is permanent. Anesthesia is local and downtime is minimal. Suffering from thinning hair or a receding hairline? Visit our Hair Restoration Gallery.
As we age, we lose size in our maxillary bone (the bone our upper teeth are attached to). This can result in a droopy nose. A long-term filler, such as Voluma, can be injected over the maxilla just under the center of the nose, and the nose will turn up beautifully. Crooked noses can often be treated effectively with fillers injected into depressions to create symmetry.
With age, upper lips get thinner and longer. This increase in length can be reduced with a “buck-horn” lip lift, an excision of about 0.5-0.6mm of skin just under the nose to achieve the ideal length of 14-15mm. The name refers to the shape of the excision and is done under local anesthesia in a few minutes. Fillers and/or Fraxel lasers can be used for peri-oral wrinkles.
A less known Cosmetic Procedure include “Cellfina” for the treatment of Cellulite. This procedure is actually FDA approve for the reduction of cellulite in the buttocks and upper thigh area. CELLFINA requires only a one-time treatment and lasts up to 3 years.
Non-surgical reduction of fat and skin tightening can be achieved with radio frequency, as in the ThermiTight, or Thermiva (for vaginal restoration and stress incontinence). The fat reduction appears to be permanent, and the skin tightening lasts a year or two. Treatments are typically for the neck, arms, abdomen, thighs, and “love-handles.” It would be effective for mild to moderate “man-boobs” (gynecomastia) as well. Either general or local anesthesia is needed with minimal recovery time.
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