Doctors Recommend Nose Job with Chin Lift

March, 20, 2013, Katy, TX- If you have been thinking about a nose job to improve your profile and make your face more proportionate then you might want to think about combining a chin augmentation with nose reshaping to obtain balanced results, Italian researchers say.

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Combining these procedures researchers at University of Verona found gave plastic surgery patients long-term satisfaction with their procedures and showed little change in the stability of the chin shape.

Dr. Dario Bertossi, associate professor in the surgery department at the university and his team of researchers followed a group of 90 patients who had chin augmentation and nose reshaping between 2002 and 2004 and conducted regular follow-ups over a three year period to determine the effectiveness of combining nose and chin surgery, according to health24.com.

Three years after their procedure, 45.6 percent of the patients who had their chin reduced exhibited no significant changes. Fifty-two percent of the patients, who had bone added to their chin, maintained a stable profile over the same three year period.

In the study, Dr. Bertossi explained the relationship between the chin, neck and nose influences the perception of an “aesthetically proportionate” face, health.com reported. For some patients, a nose job alone cannot completely balance the features of the face. Adding a better contour or strengthening the jaw line by either adding bone or taking some away can give rhinoplastly patients more satisfaction with the balance of their features post-surgery.

“We can for sure improve facial profile with stable results with rhinoplasty alone, but the association with genioplasty (chin augmentation) is fundamental and necessary to achieve the best aesthetic result,” Dr. Bertossi said.

Chin augmentations and rhinoplasty are frequently performed together because it will reduce the cost for the patient, but this study shows there are aesthetic reasons to have both performed at the same time, especially for individuals who are certain they need both procedures to achieve a balance with their facial features.

Having these two procedures together will also prevent the patient from having to go through different recovery periods. Genioplasty and rhinoplasty are extensive surgeries that require several weeks of recovery, but the results will be worth it.

Katy facial plastic surgeon Dr. John Freeman’s philosophy is to provide patients with superior surgery skills and enhance their natural beauty. He has performed a number of chin augmentations and nose jobs with stunning results.

In addition, to rhinoplasty and chin augmentations, Dr. Freeman excels at maxillofacial surgery so he can offer his patients finely honed skills that will not only dramatically improve their appearance but also provide them with a renewed sense of self-confidence.

During your first consultation with Dr. Freeman, he will listen to your needs and desires and thoroughly explain the procedures you are considering, whether it is rhinoplasty, genioplasty or a facelift. He wants you to feel comfortable so you can discuss with him your goals and feel free to ask any questions you may have about your procedure.

Plastic Surgery Makes People Happier

March, 12, 2013, Katy, TX- Plastic surgery is a booming business; its popularity steadily grows year after year. Millions of people enjoy the many benefits of cosmetic enhancements and now a study proves what patients have known all along; plastic surgery does make people happier.

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Researchers in Europe discovered after studying 550 plastic surgery patients over a long period of time and found that overall; individuals who have plastic surgery have measurable psychological benefits.

The researchers from Ruhr-University Bochum in a partnership with the University of Basel studied the life satisfaction and improved self-esteem using a psychological instrument called the “Goal Attainment Scaling,” according to Psychcentral.com.

The questions were designed to determine if people who want plastic surgery were somehow different than people who don’t, what their goals were prior to surgery and whether they had attained them post-surgery. They also included questions relating to unrealistic plastic surgery goals such as “I’m a completely new person,” and “All my problems will be solved.”

What they found was that only a small percentage of patients, only 12 percent, had unrealistic goals. And that the majority of plastic surgery patients were women, 87 percent, though that gap could close some over the next decade as men find cosmetic surgery more appealing. Also the desire to have cosmetic surgery was higher among younger adults with above-average income.

Replies to the open questions included “feel better” “eliminate blemishes” and “develop more self-confidence,” according to Psychcentral.com.

The participants were questioned before and after their surgery in 3, 6 and 12 months. Cosmetic surgery patients reported being happy with their how their surgery turned out, and expressed satisfaction with the results over the long term. What’s more is they reported less anxiousness, felt healthier,  had more self-esteem, and said their bodies as whole and the area that received cosmetic enhancement was more attractive.

This study shows that looks do matter, and people who have physical flaws or look older then they feel actually feel better about themselves and their lives following plastic surgery.

Any number of physical flaws especially the ones on the face can make people unhappy. The face is one of the first things people notice about us. Having a weak jawline, a nose that is too big or crooked or deep lines can make people feel insecure. If people find something about their face or rest of their body they don’t like that flaw can become the focus of all their attention, they can become obsessive. This insecurity will affect every aspect of a person’s life from their professional to personal lives.

If a simple surgery can correct or enhance your facial features then it is worth it to talk to a plastic surgeon to determine what cosmetic procedures can make you more beautiful. Whether it is a nose job, a chin augmentation or a facelift, this study shows plastic surgery will indeed make you happier.

Dr. John Freeman of Katy, TX is devoted to perfecting the face and helping his patients become more beautiful. Contact his office to set up a consultation to discuss how he can improve your life.

Expectations of Katy Eye Lift

March, 7, 2013, Katy, TX- They say the eyes are the mirror to the soul, and an essential element to human communication. They eyes convey a range of emotions all the way from love to anger. Since we tend to use our eyes a great deal and focus on them they happen to be an area of the face that can quickly give away our ages.

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Beginning in our late thirties and early forties fine lines, what we refer to as crow’s feet, begin to develop around the eyes. And depending on a person’s genetics crow’s feet can develop early making a person look much older than they really feel.

Aside from crow’s feet, older men and when may also notice that they have excess skin on their upper eyelids, bags or dark circles under the eyes, or drooping lower lids. Wrinkles and bags can make a person look tired and worn out, this may not be how they feel, but can give others that impression.

Since the eyes are so expressive and quickly give away a person’s age, eyelifts, known as blepharoplasty, are one of the five most common cosmetic surgeries American men and women undergo according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery. While some procedures, namely body contouring, declined in 2012, statistics from the ASAP, eyelifts increased by 4 percent.

Blepharoplasty in surgery so patients thinking about having this surgery should be aware of what the surgery and subsequent recovery entails.

An eyelift requires anesthesia but depending of the extensiveness of the procedure a patient can chose from intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, but it’s important to ask your facial cosmetic surgeon which will be the best option for you.

While this surgery requires incisions to remove excessive skin or fatty deposits, plastic surgeons make the incision in the natural contours so that once the healing process is complete there are no noticeable scars.

An eyelift patient may experience some discomfort following the procedure which can include blurry vision, mostly caused by the post-operative ointment plastic surgeons use. This will clear up quickly and shouldn’t cause any long-term problems.

Puffiness, mild pain and discomfort may last up to week to 10 days following the procedure and patients will need to take this time off of work, so this should be taken into consideration when planning their eyelift.

Doctors say that some patients may find it hard to sleep following the procedure and they recommend that a patient sleep with their heads elevated to reduce swelling.

A patient can wear their eyeglasses immediately following the surgery but should refrain from wearing contact lenses for at least 14 days. Wearing eye make should be avoided for at least week after surgery.

After an eye lift  patients should avoid strenuous activity for at least three weeks following the surgery that includes contact sports. Reading and watching television will be possible a few days after the procedure.

Though there will be some discomfort after the procedure, looking younger and less tired will make the procedure well worth it. If you are thinking about an eye lift  schedule a consultation with Katy face doctor Dr. John P. Freeman to discuss the procedure and share with you his successful results.