Wrinkles Hide Our Emotions

June 24, 2013, Dallas, TX- Gravity can take its toll on the face, and it turns out that wrinkles not only make us look old but they also conceal our emotions, making it more difficult for people to read expressions, and sometimes misinterpreting them as unhappy or angry, a new study shows.

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Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania showed participants 64 photographs of people and asked them to rate those faces based on the emotions being conveyed. According to researchers, the people in the study rated the faces of older people as more sad or angry even though their expressions were actually neutral.

Lead researcher and doctoral student in social psychology and University of Pennsylvania, Carlos Garrido explained to LiveScience that wrinkles can make the mouth droop, and causes deep creases to form between the eyebrows and on the forehead, something people could misinterpret as anger or sadness.

It may be a generational thing. A 2012 study appearing in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, showed that young people rated the faces of their peers as expressing anger and happiness more intensely than older faces. On the other hand, younger people stated that older faces expressed sadness more intensely and their faces sometimes expressed mixed emotions, despite the fact that younger and older people featured in the photographs had the same expression.

The fact that those deep lines and creases around the mouth, eyes, and across the forehead that form as we age can not only make us look older, but can also make it impossible to read our emotions may give further impetus to older men and women. Many people think about facial cosmetic enhancement, but have been reluctant, now have another valid reason to speak with a Dallas plastic surgeon. No one wants to look angry or sad all the time and they don’t have too.

People aged 40 and older can greatly benefit from a number of facial cosmetic procedures that allow people to turn back the hands of time. Injectable fillers and a number of surgical procedures can

A facelift is very effective way to eliminate deep creases and wrinkles that run from nose to mouth and ones that form under the eyes. It also has helps correct sagging in the middle of the face. A facelift also eliminates jowls which are actually fatty deposits that form along the jawline due to the force of gravity.

With age a person’s forehead can appear to be locked into a permanent scowl that alone can add years to a person’s face. If you are not ready for a facelift, a brow lift can effectively eliminate those deep furrows on the brow and take years away from the face.

Chin lifts and cheek augmentations can also help a person combat the signs of age. A chin lift can remove the double chin and give the jawline more definition. A cheek augmentation can give added fullness so the face no longer looks hollowed out.

Dr. John Freeman, a Dallas cosmetic surgeon, will evaluate your face and outline the procedures that will help you the effects aging has on your face. Dr. Freeman is an honored and skillful surgeon who has helped many his patients reach their beauty goals.

Chin Implants Transform Aspiring Actor

June 23, 2013, Dallas, TX- Ryan Gosling is one of Hollywood’s hottest actors; with his well-defined jaw line, his seductive blue eyes and his ruggedly handsome face.  Gosling’s good looks have inspired internet memes and he not only makes women swoon, but he also makes other men envious, so much so that one aspiring actor, Ryan Nicholas, underwent facial cosmetic surgery to strengthen his jaw line and give him a stronger more masculine chin.

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“He’s got a look that a lot of people in America are looking for right now, especially in my line of work,” Nicholas told the UK’s Daily Mail. “I’m hoping I’ll get more auditions and roles if I look more like Ryan Gosling. That’s why I had the surgery.”

Nicholas described Gosling’s face as an “architectural masterpiece,” calling him the sexiest man in Hollywood.

To transform Nicholas’ face to look more like Gosling’s he asked his cosmetic surgeon to redefine his jaw by adding implants between his cheekbones and jawline. He also had injectable fillers to give his cheeks added fullness giving him that manly squared-off look.

Nicholas is not the only man to transform face through cosmetic surgery and chin implants and augmentations. An April study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed that chin implants among men skyrocketed 76 percent over the past decade, and rose overall by 71 percent in 2011 alone. The 55 and above demographic was the biggest driver in the popularity of the chin implant with 8,459 of 20,000 chin procedures performed on this age group.

Lacking a strong jawline or having a disproportionately large chin can lessen the appeal and harmonious balance of a man’s face. A robust jaw line not only portrays strength and vigor but also helps a man turn back the hands of time and gives them a youthful and revitalized appearance.

ASPS president Dr. Malcolm Z. Roth explains, “The chin and jawline are among the first areas to show the signs of aging. People are considering chin augmentation as a way to restore their youthful look just like a facelift or eyelid surgery.”

Facial cosmetic surgery has many benefits, the patient after a short period of recovery will see a marked improvement in their appearance, but the biggest benefit may be apparent in their self-confidence. When men feel better about how they look they can experience a significant boost in their self-esteem which will become apparent in their personal and professional lives.

Nicholas’ transformation has done just that; he says, “The first time I looked in the mirror I was shocked at how much of a change it was, I looked so much healthier too.” He added “Before now, my career was quite slow, but I’m just getting started. I’ve worked on a couple of television shows, and I just landed a new show.”

Men don’t have to want to be an aspiring actor or strive to look like a Hollywood star to justify having a transformative chin augmentation, facelift, eyelift or other facial cosmetic surgery.

Dallas-area cosmetic surgeon, Dr. John Freeman has helped numerous men and women transform their looks and defeat the ravages of time. Whether you want a stronger jaw line or want to reduce the signs of age, Dr. Freeman will use skilled hands, surgical expertise, and aesthetic sensibilities to help you enhance your natural features.

Long-Lasting Results from Facelifts

June, 13, 2013, Dallas, TX- The face is important; it’s the first thing people notice about us and gives them an impression of our age, personality and capabilities. As we advance in age, wrinkles and sagging skin can quickly give away our ages, and people, women especially, hate for people to know how old they are. And nothing is worse than having a person think you are older than you actually are. It’s the need to defy the ravages of time that drive people to their cosmetic surgeons for a facelift.

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Before making the decision to have a facelift, patients want to know: How long will the results of my facelift last?

A study published late last year in the Journal of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, found that the youthful appearance attained by undergoing a facelift lasted approximately 5 ½ years after the original surgery for the majority of patients.

Researchers from the study evaluated the photographs of 50 patients, who had a face lift five years earlier. Using a strict set of criteria, which included measurements of the jowl height and the chin to neck angle, assessment of lines that appear from the nose to mouth and mouth to chin and a scoring of the patient’s overall appearance, the researchers found that facelift patient’s appearance was remarkably improved.

“Scoring suggested that 76 percent of patients will still look younger 5 ½ year after a facelift than they did prior to facelift,” researchers said.  That is an exceptional rate of success and should give patients the assurance they need if they have any doubt about the having the procedure.

Facelifts have such a high rate of success that it ranked within the top five most popular cosmetic surgeries in 2012. The ASAPs 2012 Annual Statistics showed that while some cosmetic surgeries like liposuction and breast augmentations experienced a decrease, facelift actually increased by 6 percent.

Other popular facial procedures included nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) and eyelifts which increased by 4 percent in 2012.

Even though women made up the majority of preformed facelifts, men are becoming more accepting of plastic surgery. Facelifts form men increased by 6 percent overall in 2012. An increasingly competitive and younger workforce is the motivating factor behind the rise in cosmetic surgery among men. Rhinoplasty and eyelifts were also popular procedures for men.

Of course, even though the ASPS study showed that the youthful appearance achieved after undergoing a facelift can last 5 ½ years following surgery, the skills of the a patient’s plastic surgeon are also key to long-lasting results.

Facial plastic surgery requires a doctor with superior skills and a keen eye for symmetry and balance. The face is so important that a patient must chose a plastic surgeon they have confidence in and completely trust.

Dr. John Freeman, a Dallas cosmetic surgeon specializes in beautifying the face. His goal is to build a trusting relationship with his patients and listen carefully to their desires and expectations. By focusing solely on the face, Dr. Freeman has been able to hone his skills giving his patients get the very best care.

Are Smartphones Aging Faces Faster?

June, 5,2013, Dallas, TX- At first there was the cell phone and people all over the world flocked to them and it was too long before almost everyone had one, making pay phones obsolete. Then those clever tech geniuses created the smartphone and now several years later a large majority of Americans, especially younger ones, would never dream of leaving the house without it.

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While these handy devices have mostly pros, unless you are using them behind the wheel, or when trying to cross a busy intersection on foot, there is at least one con; they may be aging your face faster, causing wrinkles and a saggy neck, at least that’s what some cosmetic surgeons say, according to story by Forbes.

Smartphone users spend countless hours each day looking down at their devices and furrowing their brows to look at their screens. The constant downward gazing with your face bent forward could be shortening the muscles in the neck causing the neckline to sag.

Though how your face ages depends on largely on a person’s genetics along with long-term exposure to the sun, other factors such as smoking and looking down  at a computer or smartphone can play a role in the premature aging of the face and neck.

There hasn’t yet been a study to determine the effects of smartphones or handheld devices on skin elasticity, there is a correlation between the increased of cell phone use and the increasing popularity of skin tightening and facial cosmetic procedures. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that face lifts increased by six percent last year.

Then there’s the social media affect, many people are unhappy with they look online. Frequent users of the various social media outlets like Facebook and Skype often complain about how their jawlines look through the lens of their web-cams. A double chin is much more noticeable when you’re looking down.

So what can a person do? Well, there is the option of ditching your smartphone, but in all reality nobody wants to do that. The next option would be tackle the problem with one of the many anti-aging procedures available at cosmetic surgeon Dr. John Freeman’s office in Dallas.

Among the procedures available to help you combat “smartphone face” are the face lift, neck lift, and brow lift. Fillers such as Botox can help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and if you’re worried about having a week jawline through the web-cam.

A brow lift is a great procedure for people who have fine or deep lines along their forehead and between their eyebrows. With this procedure those furrows and frown lines are by remove excess skin and muscle that has begun to sag.

Facelifts are a fantastic way to defy gravity since it reduces the appearance of those deep lines that form around our noses and mouths. With strategically placed incisions loose skin is pulled taught, making the face look revitalized and rejuvenated.

Regardless of why your face is aging, you don’t have to it “gracefully” if you don’t want to. Dr. John Freeman, your face doc in Dallas has the solution for you. He prides himself on listening to his patients and working closely with them to choose the right procedure for their desires.