Reasons to have or not to have cosmetic surgery

I have never had cosmetic surgery before and I don’t plan to but I have played with the idea a few times. Many people have had some form of cosmetic surgery done. It is very common with celebrities and Instagram stars these days. So many people are obsessed with the perfect look. They want all their features looking their best and if any is not looking as good, they fix it. Do I blame them? Not at all. I am not one to judge especially when it comes to personal things like cosmetic surgery. However, it is always good to be honest when you get some work done though. My issue with many of these “stars” is that they try to pass the new features off as natural, which sends the wrong message out to their fans.

For me, if you have cosmetic surgery done, own up to it especially to those who look up to you. If you are an everyday woman, you don’t need to tell anyone you are not comfortable telling, but celebs don’t have that same privilege and anyone with any sort of huge following does not as well. I see many social media stars going on about privacy after they have undergone some sort of cosmetic surgery, usually full lips or a new pair of boobs. These new features will be impossible to miss and it is unfair and even misleading to try to make them appear natural when it is clear they are not.

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I have nothing against cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery is useful to have around. It is good to know there are cosmetic treatments available if we ever need it. I have had a couple of cosmetic treatments like microdermabrasion and I blogged about it on Fashion and Style Police. Those mini beauty treatments are my favourite kind of skincare treats and I love having them.

I just don’t want cosmetic surgery

Like I said, I played around with the idea of having some work done ages ago. That thought quickly vanished. The thought of going under the knife for a cosmetic reason will never make sense to me, but maybe that is because I am very happy with my body and I love the skin I am in, along with all the features, both perfect and imperfect.

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The fact that I don’t want them anymore doesn’t stop me from understanding why others would like to have some work done on them. As I said, I am not one to judge. Besides, many people may have real physical disfigurement through birth, illness or accident, and want to improve their appearance. There is nothing wrong with wanting to improve your features, just ensure you are doing it for the right reasons and that the surgery is worth the reasons. Going under the knife is no joke. I had a Caesarean section with the twins, so I have a good idea of what it means to go under the knife. Think long and hard before you make up your mind.

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Reasons to not have cosmetic surgery

It might go wrong. This is the major reason and risk you have to be prepared to take. You will be signing your life away before you go under. Cosmetic surgeries are also very expensive. Many people are unable to afford it even if they want it. Many people also have to deal with the aftermath of having the surgery done. It is a Catch-22 kind of thing. You are dammed if you admit to having the surgery done (you look so vain) and dammed if you don’t admit (you look vain and stupid for thinking people won’t notice).

At the end of the day, the choice is yours and there is no right or wrong way of looking at it. It all depends on what matters to you and what you want.


All you need to know about skincare injectables

Ever used a skincare product that claimed to have skin rejuvenating properties like collagen and elastin only for it to show little or no results? Sometimes it seems to take a long time before you get to see any noticeable changes in your skin.


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The Why

The reason why the skincare products you apply topically are not as effective is because some ingredients don’t penetrate into the skin easily. For example, hyaluronic acid, the ingredient which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, doesn’t penetrate to the layer of the skin where it can perform its wonders. Before it can penetrate in your skin it has to be fine-tuned in the lab. This process may reduce its full potential. That’s why it takes a long time before you see the most coveted beautiful skin.

The skincare products help reduce premature aging by minimizing the presence of wrinkles and improving cell elasticity. That is why they are included in almost all skin rejuvenating skincare products.

However, if collagen, elastin or hyaluronic acids are so vital and don’t penetrate into the skin easily then how can you enjoy the benefits they offer?


The How

Cosmetologists devised a way women, like you and I, can experience the full benefits of collagen and elastin. The effect is immediate so you don’t have to wait for a long time before the benefits kick in. To achieve this you need to go through a simple procedure. You get the skincare products injected into your skin.

It may sound a little scary to some of you who are afraid of needles but skincare injectables promise to deliver excellent results. The success is based on ensuring that they’re injected below the skin where the action can take place as soon as they are deposited. It would have taken weeks, if not months, for them to get there while applying the skincare products that contain the exact properties topically.

There are so many types of injectables like Xeomin, Botox, and Juvenderm with their specific functions and peculiarities. However, as good as injectables sound their effects aren’t permanent. Injectables last about 6 to 9 months.


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If you’re interested in injectables that will help bring the glow back or cause your wrinkles and fine lines vanish, make sure you ask how long they last. The bright side is that it is safe to have the same procedure multiple times.


The Limits

Of course, skincare injectables have their limits. Although they do an amazing job keeping the wrinkles out of sight you may not end up too lucky if you have deeps set wrinkles. And that is because little or nothing can be done for these type of wrinkles. That’s why it’s advisable to use skincare injectables when the fine lines and wrinkles are at their early stage or when you start noticing them.

You need to exercise a lot of caution when going for an injectable procedure. Some injectables require that you avoid or reduce physical activities. Others require you to be cautious when applying makeup on the area where the injectable procedure was applied.

Skincare routines like exfoliation should be avoided immediately after the procedure. The injectable procedure can leave your skin sensitive or bruised. The intensity depends on your skin type but they disappear after some time. So make sure that you have the injectable procedure carried out by a trained and experienced professional.

What do you think of skincare injectables? Have you ever thought of having them? Have you had the procedure before? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Also free feel to share this post on your social media platforms.

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Will a Facelift Lift my Eyebrows

As of 2017, According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the facelift is still one of the top five most popular cosmetic procedures being performed nationwide.

However, today there are so many more options for how to approach a facelift procedure to achieve each patient’s unique goals. In addition to the traditional facelift, there are mini facelifts, endoscopic or minimally invasive facelifts and non-surgical facelifts which make use of fillers in lieu of surgery.

Because of this, sometimes patients are confused about exactly what a facelift has to offer and what areas will be treated.



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What Is a Facelift?

A traditional facelift is a surgical procedure that addresses the area of the face from the mid-cheeks down to the bottom of the chin and jawline. This procedure, called a rhytidectomy, is designed to lift, smooth and revitalize sagging skin and tissue from the mid to lower facial areas.

For patients who want to reverse the natural signs of aging that can create the appearance of facial jowls, a sagging chin and a weakened definition in the jawline, a facelift is a great choice.

However, a traditional facelift isn’t designed to address the whole face. For this reason, a facelift is frequently combined with other procedures such as an eyebrow lift to correct visible signs of aging in the forehead and eye areas as well.


What Procedure Will Lift My Eyebrows?

Sometimes patients come in seeking a facelift, when what they really want is to achieve a lift in the area of the eyes and the forehead. Here, a more appropriate procedure can be the brow lift.

A brow lift, which is sometimes also called a forehead lift, lifts and smoothes the skin of the forehead starting at the brow line and continuing to the start of the hairline.

Another procedure that can provide the appearance of a “lift” at the brow level is an eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty. An eyelid lift focuses on the upper and/or lower eyelid and sometimes includes both the upper and lower lids.

It is not uncommon for patients to have a brow lift, an eyelid lift and a facelift all in one procedure. For patients who are predominantly dissatisfied with how the upper portion of their face is aging, a brow lift and an eyelid lift can be performed together as a single procedure.

However, for patients with specific concerns that are limited to just one single area of the face, each procedure gives the option to address just that area as well.



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Who Is a Good Candidate for a Facelift and/or Brow Lift?

If you are in overall good health, you are at or near your ideal body weight and you have realistic expectations for what surgery can address, you are likely a good candidate for a facelift and/or brow lift.

For the most complete healing, it is also important to be able to take a few days away from work and your regular activities to rest and recover. To this end, if you smoke or drink regularly, you may be asked to limit or cease these habits for a period of time before and after your procedures to give your tissues their best chance of healing fully.


How to Find Out What Procedure Is Best for Me?

The first step to scheduling a facelift is to schedule your initial consultation with Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery. During your consultation, you can share your appearance goals and discuss which procedure(s) can best meet those goals.

Your surgeon will take your medical history and do an exam of the area to be treated. The surgeon will also take photos and make notes about your concerns and goals. You are also welcome to bring photos or illustrations to share more about what you hope to accomplish with your facelift procedure.

Your surgeon will answer all your questions. Your surgeon will also explain how to prepare for your procedure and what to expect during the recovery period. Before you leave, you will have an opportunity to schedule your procedure date if you wish.


What Is Recovery from a Facelift Like?

Your recovery from a facelift procedure will depend on what area(s) were treated and the extent of your procedure. In general, you can expect some swelling, bruising and manageable discomfort for the first day or two following your procedure.

However, any discomfort that is present can be easily alleviated with medications. You will be given prescriptions so you can fill them in preparation for your procedure date. It will be critical to follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions in detail to achieve the best results from your procedure.

Most patients can return to work and a limited daily schedule within a week and a half or two weeks following their procedure. However, it may take a few months to see the full results of your procedure as the skin continues to heal and the swelling fully resolves.


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How Long Will the Results Last?

Each patient’s aging process is different, and it is important to remember that a facelift cannot stop the aging process. However, it can “reset the clock,” so to speak, to greatly slow down the visible appearance of aging.

With a skilled surgeon and careful recovery, you can expect long-lasting results!



About Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Josh Surowitz and Dr. Andrea Garcia are the co-founders and medical directors for Dilworth Facial Plastic Surgery. Both Dr. Surowitz and Dr. Garcia are double board-certified facial plastic surgeons in head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Both doctors have been named as Top Doctors by Real Self. Working as a clinical team in and out of the operating clinic, Drs. Surowitz and Garcia deliver cutting edge, world class results with every procedure. They focus on the face, neck, ears, nose, head and eyes, often combining multiple procedures to achieve a patient’s appearance goals.


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