The right facial procedure can make you look years younger. At Moein Surgical Arts, we offer a wide variety of cosmetic enhancements for the face including the facelift, Morpheus8 (the non-surgical alternative to the facelift), rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, brow lift, chin augmentation, jaw augmentation, Kybella double chin treatment, and several others. Put your best face forward by booking a consultation with Doctor Moein in Los Angeles, CA.
Age and facial appearance go hand in hand. When we are younger, our face reflects our vitality and vigor. Our facial skin has volume and suppleness. It’s when we’re young that we tend to look our best. This helps with all aspects of our life, from professional settings to romantic relationships. Youthfulness reigns and we all hope to hang on to our boyish or girlish good looks.
As we get older, our face tends to reflect the turning of the calendar pages. Our skin loses volume and suppleness and begins to look weathered and worn. While it’s still possible to look amazing as someone who is getting older, most of us wish we could turn back the clock and enjoy the glowing skin we once had.
It’s when our face begins to show our age that many of us turn to products and procedures to help reverse the signs of aging. You might turn to over-the-counter creams and lotions, but they only help so much. You might consider cosmetic surgery, such as a facelift. But surgery is so permanent. And what if you’re not happy with the results?
Turns out, there is a new procedure that acts as an alternative to the facelift that doesn’t use lasers or other harsh techniques, and that doesn’t cause hyperpigmentation like some other cosmetic treatments tend to do.
What Is Morpheus8?
Known as Morpheus8, this revolutionary technology infuses your skin with fresh collagen production and reduces subdermal fat cells. The treatment adds volume and suppleness to your skin, no surgery is required. Morpheus8 is non-invasive, which means it comes with minimal downtime, and offers long-lasting results. The alternative to surgery is available now at your local cosmetic surgeon’s office.
Here is all you need to know about this amazing cosmetic treatment that is taking the world of anti-aging by storm. We will discuss how it works, how long the results last, how much the treatment costs, and other details you can also learn by scheduling a consultation at Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California.
Let’s get started.
How Does it Work?
Morpheus8 is a cosmetic treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency therapy to stimulate collagen production and reduce fatty tissue. The treatment resurfaces the skin on the face, but you can also use it on the neck and body. The amazing results leave you with glowing skin, less sag, and fewer wrinkles.
What’s great about Morpheus8 is that it works on all skin tones, and there are no incisions, stitches, or surgical techniques of any kind needed. The treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure and takes around twenty to sixty minutes, depending on the size and number of areas to be treated.
During the Morpheus8 procedure, the cosmetic surgeon numbs your face with a topical anesthetic. The numbing agent ensures your comfort and takes around an hour to work. The Morpheus8 device is then applied to the treatment area while you lie in a reclined position
What Skin Defects and Ailments Does Morpheus8 Treat?
Depending on the setting, low or high intensity, Morpheus8 can remodel the fat underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself retextured and looking its best.
The treatment is also ideal for tightening loose skin, shrinking pores, smoothing away wrinkles and fine lines, and removing sagging that occurs due to age.
Some people may use the treatment for jowls underneath the chin and jaw or for sun-damaged skin. Morpheus8 works on active acne and acne scars, as well as stretch marks, age spots, and dull or uneven complexions.
How Does Morpheus8 Compare to Microneedling or the Surgical Facelift?
Microneedling uses a device that aims to make small pricks across the skin. This activates natural collagen production, which can help reduce wrinkles and scarring. The problem with microneedling is that the tiny needle pricks across the skin can take days or weeks to heal. There may be redness and even scarring for some skin conditions, and infections can also be possible.
A surgical facelift involves incisions that can leave scars. The facial skin is pulled tight, which reduces the effects of fine lines and wrinkles. You don’t get that “windblown” look like you used to get with cosmetic surgery, thanks to advances in the technique. Still, many people prefer to try and turn back the clock without surgery. This is where Morpheus8 excels.
Morpheus8 is similar to microneedling without the risks or downtime. The device uses 24 microneedles and makes use of radiofrequency (RF) energy. When applied to the face, for example, the electric current reaches 4mm deep into the skin. This lets the energy permeate the dermis and fatty tissue below the skin, where elastin and collagen are produced. The results can be dramatic, with fat reduction and contouring making you appear years younger.
One aspect of Morpheus8 that is game-changing is that the effects are even more dramatic underneath the chin, which is an area traditionally hard to treat without the use of cosmetic surgeries like the facelift and neck lift.
The results are powerful and long-lasting without any scarring whatsoever.
Unlike microneedling which can take weeks to heal and the facelift, which leaves scars (that are typically hidden within your hairline), Morpheus8 doesn’t leave your skin with any of those defects. You may feel a heated sensation and slight discomfort while the treatment is being applied to your facial skin. There may also be some redness and swelling around the affected area shortly after treatment, but those effects will soon subside.
Morpheus8 doesn’t hurt because of the topical anesthetic applied prior to the procedure.
Are There Side Effects to Using Morpheus8?
The most common side effects of the Morpheus8 treatment are the aforementioned mild swelling and redness. In a couple of days, any redness you experienced should be gone.
In some cases, the microneedles and RF energy can create small scabs around the treatment area. If these do appear, you will notice them the day after treatment or within the first 72 hours. They will appear as flaky, peeling skin. Don’t pick the scabs but do tell your cosmetic surgeon if you experience this side effect.
Picking at the scabs can lead to scarring and skin damage. Just know that they are not permanent and will soon heal. Once the shedding of your skin is over, you will notice the dramatic results from the Morpheus8 treatment.
Other side effects that are occasionally reported include temporary soreness, tenderness, and bruising. Any sensitivity you experience can be managed with over-the-counter medications.
Your cosmetic surgeon will anticipate side effects by providing you with post-treatment instructions. Examples include staying away from direct sun exposure and protecting your skin with sunscreen when you do go outdoors until your skin heals.
Your surgeon may also recommend skincare products to keep the treatment area moisturized to prevent irritation.
If you are accustomed to wearing makeup, a concealer or normal makeup the day after Morpheus8 treatment can reduce flaking and scabbing. Your skin will look and feel normal soon after your skin is finished healing.
What is Recovery Like After Morpheus8 Treatment?
Since the Morpheus8 cosmetic treatment is non-invasive, there is no need to schedule time off work. In fact, there’s no downtime at all. You will be back to your normal activities the day after treatment. You may have red skin for a week and minor swelling, but those will resolve on their own.
Optimal results with Morpheus8 are usually experienced with three to four treatments scheduled several weeks apart.
How Long Do the Morpheus8 Results Last?
The treatment produces noticeable results that last approximately one year. You can experience longer-lasting effects by scheduling maintenance treatments with your cosmetic surgeon. These can help you stay one step ahead of the aging process.
When compared to a facelift and other facial surgical procedures, Morpheus8 is significantly less expensive. If you want a more youthful appearance, you’ll soon see that the fees associated with Morpheus8 are well worth the investment.
Does Insurance Cover Morpheus8?
Insurance companies view Morpheus8 as an anti-aging treatment that is elective in nature. This means insurance policies are unlikely to cover the costs.
All hope is not lost, however, if you can’t pay for the cosmetic technique out of pocket. Medical financing is available. With companies like Care Credit, you can pay for the procedure now while worrying about covering the total cost later. These companies offer low-interest rates and long-term repayment plans, putting cosmetic treatment well within the average consumer’s reach.
Where Can I Find Morpheus8 Near Me?
You now know more about Morpheus8, the advanced, minimally invasive treatment that can dramatically improve your facial skin’s appearance without cosmetic surgery or downtime. The treatment is suitable for most patients because we can use it on all skin types, and is available now at Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California.
Find out if you are a viable candidate for Morpheus8 by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Moein. This cutting-edge cosmetic non-surgery may only be offered for a limited time. Book your spot now by calling (310)694-4486.
When you look your best, you tend to feel your best. Knowing this, it’s no surprise that facial cosmetic surgeries are on the rise all over the world. All it takes is a subtle improvement of your facial appearance to enact dramatic change. And since your face is the first thing people see when they meet you or notice you across the room, the right facial cosmetic treatment could open new doors that were previously not open to you – personally and professionally.
Experts attribute the growing fixation on facial appearance to the rise in selfies and video chatting using mobile devices. And, of course, we cannot forget about Zoom Gloom during the COVID-19 lockdowns, which saw growth in facial cosmetic surgeries because people lamented about their appearance during Zoom meetings.
Minimally invasive procedures were also popular in the report, with Botox (Injectable Neurotoxin), Chemical Peel, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Soft Tissue Filler, and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment topping that list.
There are several important reasons why facial cosmetic treatments are becoming more popular.
Cosmetic Facial Surgeries Are More Accepted
In the past, cosmetic surgery for the face had a stigma attached to it. You couldn’t let anyone know you had a facelift or nose job. Today, cosmetic surgery for the face has become more socially acceptable. Even celebrities are openly admitting to having work done on their foreheads, eyes, cheeks, lips, and chins.
Facial Appearance is More Important Than Ever
With the increased use of social media, people are spending more time paying attention to the way they look. With selfies, FaceTime, and Zoom chats becoming regular aspects of our society, everyone is taking photographs or videos of themselves. That also means they are more likely to notice flaws and areas they wish to alter. Cosmetic facial surgery to the rescue!
Facial Surgery Has Advanced
Technology and techniques in cosmetic facial surgery have improved immensely over previous years. You no longer see people with that “windswept” look following a facelift. Today’s surgical results offer a natural look that makes people wonder if you had work done or are merely taking better care of yourself.
Cosmetic Facial Surgery is More Accessible
Aesthetically altering one’s appearance used to be reserved for celebrities and the ultra-rich. That’s not the case anymore. While cosmetic surgery isn’t necessarily cheap, it is more accessible to the average person. In households where both partners hold jobs and secure a regular income, cosmetic surgery is not necessarily out of reach.
There are also more options for payment than in the past. If you need help paying for a facelift, nose job, or eyebrow lift, you can always turn to medical financing with companies like CareCredit. These programs offer low rates and long-term payment options that make paying for the facial surgery you prefer much easier.
Now that you know why people are getting their faces tweaked with aesthetically artistic techniques, let’s look at a few procedures in greater detail to determine what the fuss is about. After reading this list, you may find yourself scheduling an appointment for a consultation to have your face readjusted. Doing so could give you a subtle appearance boost for a major surge in confidence.
Here are the most requested facial cosmetic and non-surgical treatments by men and women alike.
Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty (colloquially known as the nose job) is a procedure aimed at reshaping the nose. Most people opt for a nose job to alter the appearance of the nose. However, that is not the only reason to undergo rhinoplasty. Some people choose this procedure to help improve breathing and give them an aesthetic boost simultaneously.
During the procedure, the cosmetic surgeon has the option of altering the bone, cartilage, or skin of the nose. In some cases, all three are modified to achieve dramatic results.
The surgeon typically uses local anesthesia during this surgery along with sedation. This is an outpatient procedure that uses a small incision made at the base of your nose. The small cut allows the surgeon to manipulate the bone and cartilage underneath the skin without bothering the surrounding facial tissues.
The bone and cartilage can be removed or added. If tissue is being added, the cosmetic surgeon may take cartilage from deeper inside your nose or from your ear. If the change is significant enough, the surgeon has the option of taking cartilage from a rib or other parts of your body. After the changes have been made, the skin and tissue are sewn into place, resulting in minimal scarring once healed.
Eyelid surgery is one of the most common cosmetic procedures for both men and women. The procedure aims to remove droopy skin from the upper eyelids. It will also removes the excess fat from the upper and lower eyelids. The results can be dramatic.
People choose this surgery because they want to decrease the puffiness underneath the eyes. The surgery creates a brighter and more alert appearance. If you have dark circles under your eyes or excess skin that impairs your vision, you can treat those issues with this amazing cosmetic treatment.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery is also an outpatient procedure that requires anesthesia. During the surgery, incisions are made along the natural folds of your eyelids. This has the added bonus of hiding any scarring.
The average cost of eyelid surgery is $4,120. Insurance can cover the procedure if it is deemed medically necessary, such as hindered vision caused by excessive eyelid skin.
The facelift has come a long way in recent years. During the procedure, signs of aging are reversed by removing excess skin and fat, and by adjusting the muscle under the skin. You don’t get that “windswept” look but, instead, look younger and more refreshed with glowing skin to boot.
As we get older, the skin of the face becomes thinner and loses its elasticity. You may also lose muscle volume. This can result in jowls on the lower portion of the face, as well as deep wrinkles and loose skin.
If you feel self-conscious about the way your face is aging, a facelift might be right for you.
During the procedure, incisions are made behind the hairline. They start near the temples, where they then traverse to the area in front of the ear. These cuts are hidden in the natural folds of your face, which hides the resulting scars.
After the surgeon makes the incisions, he/she adjusts the tissues beneath the skin while removing the excess skin on the face. This has the effect of eliminating jowls and saggy skin underneath the chin.
When you wake up from surgery, though there will be some swelling, you will notice that your face has taken on a naturally youthful contour.
The average cost of a facelift in the U.S. is $8,005. The procedure is considered elective. So, the health insurance usually does not cover it.
The neck lift is handy for getting rid of the excess hanging skin under your chin. Some people refer to this skin as turkey neck. Tightening up this area can give you a more defined and youthful neck for long-lasting results.
The neck lift is sometimes performed in conjunction with a facelift. This will rejuvenate your entire face from the forehead to the area underneath the chin.
During the procedure, which is performed with local anesthesia combined with sedation, the cosmetic surgeon makes a tiny incision behind each ear and under the chin. Liposuction is then used to suction fat from the jaw area and beneath the chin area. This is the technique that can give the lower portion of your face greater definition.
This cosmetic facial surgery aims to raise the brows to leave the area free of fine lines and wrinkles. The surgery improves the appearance of the forehead and areas around the eyes. You would be an ideal candidate for the procedure if you have a low, saggy brow or if your eyebrows are asymmetrical.
In some cases, the brow lift is performed alongside the facelift or eyelid surgery to transform your facial appearance.
Cosmetic surgeons have options on how to perform the forehead lift. The technique your surgeon chooses will determine where the incisions are placed and how the resulting scars look once healed.
The first option is the endoscopic brow lift. During this type of procedure, the cosmetic surgeon makes several small incisions behind the hairline. A long thin tube is inserted into the cut with a light and camera attached. This lets the surgeon view the underlying tissues and muscles using a monitor.
Once the tools are inserted, the surgeon lifts the forehead tissues and anchors them in place using sutures. The incisions are then closed with small clips or stitches.
Another option for this surgery is known as the coronal brow lift. During this procedure, the incisions are placed behind the hairline across the top of the head. The forehead is lifted into its new position and sewn into place. You would not be an ideal candidate for this type of procedure if you have a high hairline, are likely to lose your hair, or have thinning hair.
Finally, there is the hairline brow lift. During this procedure, an incision is made between the forehead and the beginning of the hairline. A small amount of skin is removed before the remaining tissue is sewn into place. This type is most often used for receding hairlines.
You have heard about breast implants and butt implants that add shape and volume to those areas. Facial implants work the same way.
Facial implants are made of solid materials that are compatible with human tissues. You and your surgeon can decide on the size and shape of the implants. It depends on the features you wish to correct.
The most common areas to correct with face implants tend to be the chin, jaw, and cheeks.
Chin implants aim to increase the size and projection of the chin to make it more proportional to the forehead and middle of your face.
Jaw implants increase the width of the lower portion of your face.
Cheek implants make your cheekbones more pronounced, adding volume to areas that are flat or otherwise recessed.
Like breast and butt implants, facial implants are made of synthetic materials, such as silicone. They are placed underneath the skin and muscle to offer natural-looking results.
During the procedure, a pocket is made underneath the skin and muscle, whereby the implants are fitted so they make a secure fit. The surgical site is then closed with sutures. In most cases, the cosmetic surgeon will hide the incisions within the natural folds of your face. This will hide any scarring that results.
The average cost of facial implants falls between $3,137 for chin augmentation and $3,669 with insurance unlikely to cover the costs associated with the procedure.
Non-Surgical Options for the Face
Botox (Injectable Neurotoxin)
Botox is only one brand name for a line of injectable neurotoxins meant to paralyze certain muscles in the face. Other names associated with this non-surgical face rejuvenation procedure include Dysport, Xeomin, Myoblock, and Jeuveau. The result of the injectable procedure softens facial lines. It leaves you looking younger, as well as more relaxed and alert.
Patients choose injectable Botox and other neurotoxins to rid the face of wrinkles between the eyebrows, wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), horizontal creases in the forehead, and lines at the corners of the mouth. The treatment can even take care of cobblestone skin along the chin area.
Keep in mind that the FDA has only approved injectable neurotoxin treatments for use around the eyes and forehead.
It takes around 24 to 72 hours before the toxin takes effect. The results last up to 12 months, whereby you will have to return to your cosmetic surgeon’s office for retreatment.
The average cost of Botox for facial rejuvenation is between $10 and $15 per unit with most people requiring up to 40 units during each session. Insurance may cover the cost of the procedure if the treatment falls under FDA approval.
A chemical peel is a treatment that uses a chemical solution to remove the top layers of the skin. Those layers then grow back smoother with less noticeable wrinkles, discolored spots, and scars. A chemical peel can be performed on its own or in conjunction with other cosmetic facial treatments.
Depending on the issues you wish to address on your face, your cosmetic surgeon can use a light, medium, or deep chemical peel.
A light chemical peel removes the outer layer of skin only. This layer is known as the epidermis. This treatment is useful for ridding your face of acne, fine wrinkles, and uneven skin tones. A light peel can even fix facial dryness. The surgeon usually repeats this treatment every two to five weeks.
For a medium peel, skin cells are removed from the epidermis and dermis (upper and middle layer of skin). You can use this treatment to treat acne scars, wrinkles, and uneven skin tones. The treatment is usually repeated once or more often to achieve and maintain the results you want.
For a deep chemical peel, skin cells are removed from the deeper layers of skin. This treatment is used for deeper wrinkles. Precancerous growths, and unsightly scars. One treatment is usually enough to give you the full effect.
Like a chemical peel, laser skin resurfacing removes skin layer by layer. This will allow new skin cells to grow back for a healthier and more youthful appearance. This treatment is ideal for treating blotches, wrinkles, lines, and scars.
The outpatient procedure can be performed on the forehead or around the eyes or mouth. The treatment takes around 45 minutes for certain facial portions or up to two hours for a full-face treatment.
Kybella, which is also known as deoxycholic acid, is a natural substance that dissolves fat within the body. When injected under the chin by your cosmetic surgeon, Kybella attacks the membranes of fat cells, which liquefies them. This lets the body absorb the fat cells, leaving the area under the chin slimmer.
If you have double chins, the medical term of which is submental fullness, this treatment could be right for you.
The treatment takes around six months for you to see the full effects and the results are permanent.
Soft-tissue facial fillers are substances that are injected into the skin, much like the Kybella double chin treatment. Instead of dissolving fat, the fillers smooth wrinkles, making them less noticeable.
This is an outpatient procedure that uses a local anesthetic and takes around an hour to complete.
There are various fillers you and your cosmetic surgeon can choose, depending on the issues you wish to correct.
Hyaluronic acid fillers go by the brand names Juvederm, Restylane, and a few others. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that surgeons use for the treatment of wrinkles. The results can last up to 12 months.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is a filler that goes by the brand name Radiesse and surgeons use it to contour the jawline. This facial filler can also restore lost volume in the cheeks, as well as treat deep wrinkles and skin folds. The results can last up to a year when used for facial contouring. It can last up to three years when used to smooth away wrinkles.
Fat grafting is a technique that uses your natural fat cells to fill in lost volume in your face. First, the surgeon removes the fat from the lower abdomen or another area of your body using liposuction. The fat tissue is then purified before it is injected through small incisions into your temples, lips, forehead, or cheeks. The effects can be permanent. However, you usually need to go more than one session because your body tends to absorb some of the fat.
Bellafill is the brand name of a permanent soft tissue filler. You can use it to smooth away deep wrinkles around the mouth. Your body cannot absorb Bellafill, so you don’t need any reinjections. We don’t recommend this brand of filler as a first-time facial filler treatment.
Poly-L-lactic acid filler goes by the name Sculptra. People use it to restore facial volume due to aging or illness. This treatment usually takes two or three sessions to achieve the desired results. The effects will last up to two years.
Facial fillers can cost between $717 for Radiesse to $2,508 for natural fat grafting. Insurance usually does not cover facial filler treatments.
Lumecca IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Treatment
Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) (also referred to as photo facial) is a method for improving the color and texture of your skin without the use of surgery. The treatment is ideal for reversing sun damage. You can use it on the face, as well as the neck, hands, and chest.
During the procedure, the intense light emitted using the Lumecca device heats the skin. This helps the body get rid of unwanted cells. Unlike laser treatments, the IPL device emits more than one wavelength of pulsating light. That allows for the treatment of a wide range of skin conditions at the same time.
After IPL, your skin tone will appear more even. The treatment works best if you have pale or light brown skin. It has a minimized downtime since IPL treatments don’t affect surrounding tissues.
Keep in mind that all of the above costs for these facial treatments are estimates only. They may not include costs associated with anesthesia and other necessities.
Now you know why so many people are choosing facial cosmetic treatments to look and feel better. Want to learn more about what these aesthetic surgeries and non-surgical treatments can do for you? Call Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California, to schedule a consultation. Dial 310-589-3691.
Others attribute the descent of tissues to be based on the natural phenomenon of bone resorption.
We do know that genetics, lifestyle habits like cigarette smoking, and excess sun damage can accelerate facial aging.
At any rate, and whatever may cause your face to become wrinkled, lined, and sunken over time, cosmetic surgery seeks to correct those changes.
Using various procedures like the popular facelift, skin resurfacing, and non-surgical techniques like the non-surgical facelift, cosmetic surgeons can reverse the signs of aging. How many years they can reverse is subjective, but dramatic improvements are possible.
Let’s look at all the things we do know about facial aging, and how it’s possible to help you look younger using one or more aesthetic techniques.
What Factors Contribute to Facial Aging?
Sunlight is one of the major contributors to facial aging.
Catch too many rays and you leave yourself open to developing sunspots, wrinkles, dilated capillaries, and skin cancer.
Smoking is bad for your health and can cause premature aging. The ingredients contained in the average cigarette permeate your skin, causing a loss of collagen, and eventually skin wrinkling.
Smoking also slows blood flow to the skin. This keeps nutrients from being able to nourish your skin cells and remove toxins.
Not drinking enough fresh water daily can keep your skin from achieving a healthy glow. You will also fail to properly lubricate your joints, muscles, and organs.
When you are in a constant state of dehydration, you leave yourself open to ruddy skin and various skin conditions, including eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis.
Dehydration also makes fine lines and wrinkled skin more apparent.
Repetitive Facial Expressions
Believe it or not, making the same face all the time can lead to facial lines.
It makes sense. When you make a facial expression, you are contracting certain muscles, which can cause the skin to crease.
Repeating the same expression over several years can make these lines in your facial skin permanent.
If you want to retain a youthful look, you might think twice about imbibing with alcohol.
Drinking wine, spirits, and beer dehydrates your skin. Over time, dehydration can lead to skin damage.
Drink too much and too often and you can begin to look older than your chronological years.
Being a couch potato is bad for your health and skin.
Not using your muscles causes them to atrophy.
Being lazy also causes a decline in cellular health, which can contribute to your face looking much older than you would prefer.
Processed foods, sweets, and sugary sodas offer little in the way of nutrition.
These foods can cause inflammation, which can lead to a host of ailments, and contribute to greater aging on the face.
Your body does most of its healing while you are asleep.
Not getting enough sleep can leave you feeling worn out and looking the same.
Your body won’t run as efficiently with inferior quality sleep, and that includes down at the cellular level.
Drinking too much caffeine, especially later in the day, can further destroy your natural sleep patterns, leading to uneven facial skin.
When life becomes too much, the body tends to react.
Being stressed out causes your muscles to contract and your adrenal system to work overtime.
This can have horrible effects on the quality of your skin, including on your face.
What are the Signs of Facial Aging?
When we are young, our complexion practically glows with youthful vigor.
Age tends to create another, less pleasing, effect.
Growing older can leave your skin looking uneven with dark spots and flaky skin.
Wrinkles and Fine Lines
At some point, the skin of the face begins to produce less collagen and retains less moisture. This is part of the natural aging process.
These effects can cause permanent lines and wrinkles to form on the forehead, around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet), and around the mouth.
Once the skin has lost collagen and elastin, sagginess tends to occur.
Sagginess that reaches the jawline and under the chin is commonly called jowls.
When the sag occurs around the eyes and forehead, you begin to look to others like an older, more exhausted version of yourself.
Growing older (and wiser) causes your facial anatomy to go through a number of visible changes.
A loss of collagen and a decrease in bone density can cause your facial proportions to shift.
This is why older faces tend to appear thinner.
The loss of tissues can also cause the face to appear sunken-in.
How Does Cosmetic Surgery Correct Facial Aging?
Anti-aging advancements have paved the way for a number of cosmetic enhancements meant to give you smoother, younger skin.
Injectable Neurotoxin for Crow’s Feet and Expression Lines
You may have heard of Botox, but this is only one brand name in an entire line of neurotoxins. Dysport is another brand you may have heard about.
These painless injections can be administered in mere minutes.
The anti-aging effects take about three to five days to manifest.
Once you see the results, you’ll experience fewer creases and fine lines in the treatment area.
Eyelid Lift and Brow Lift for Saggy Facial Skin
When you notice droopy skin around your eyes and on your forehead, there are two procedures you might consider.
Are You Ready to Look Younger? Schedule a Private Consultation Today
At Moein Surgical Arts, we have a variety of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic options to help people throughout Southern California look younger. Dr. Moein and his professional team take an integrated approach to your satisfaction and wellness. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Moein by calling us at (310)694-4486. Ask about our medical tourism program for those living outside the L.A. area.
Do you constantly look tired no matter what you do? If you’re one of those people who could get ten hours of sleep per night and still look like a zombie come morning, there is hope for you yet. When all the over-the-counter creams and potions and even makeup fail to hide your tired eyes, cosmetic surgery could be the answer you seek.
Cosmetic surgery can succeed in making you look refreshed when all the advertised gimmicks have failed. These surgeries for the areas around the eyes and face are proven to work and you may be surprised to find they’re not that expensive.
Cosmetic surgery works over creams and other so-called solutions because surgery treats the underlying causes of your eternally wiped-out look. The reason you appear so tired despite being so well-rested has to do with a few different factors.
As we get older, our skin gets thinner and muscles weaker, leading to skin sag. When it comes to the ultra-thin skin on the eyelids, even a tiny bit of saggy skin can add years to your appearance.
Age is not the only factor that affects how we look. Lifestyle factors like smoking as well as extreme weight loss can also contribute to thinner skin and loss of volume.
No amount of cream, lotion, or undereye serum can penetrate the layers of skin and muscle around your eyes and face to combat these issues, but cosmetic surgery can.
Let’s look at a few popular procedures now.
Cosmetic Surgeries for Treating the Eyes and Face
The best procedure for treating bags under your eyes and saggy eyelids is known as blepharoplasty, otherwise referred to as eyelid surgery or the eyelid lift. The procedure is performed under mild sedation, which means you’ll be conscious for the duration of the surgery. You’ll also likely leave the same day on an outpatient basis.
The procedure offers very little downtime (up to a week tops) and most patients experience mild discomfort if they feel any discomfort at all. If you do feel any soreness the day after surgery, Tylenol or similar OTC medication can treat it. Tell your doctor if the pain persists past a day. You should be back to your normal activities within three to seven days. Having multiple surgeries in one session can lengthen your recovery times. While your face and eyes are healing, avoid sun damage and keep the area protected as your skin heals for best results.
How is Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Performed?
Eyelid surgery is performed by removing excess skin from your eyelids and before the remaining skin is tightened and resecured in place. The areas treated by the blepharoplasty surgery start under your eyebrows and extend down above each eyelash line.
Lower blepharoplasty is performed beneath the lower eyelid but above the cheekbones. Cosmetic surgery involves the repositioning of fat and muscle underneath the eyes to treat undereye bags. The results leave the skin around your eyes tighter for a face that always looks well-rested and younger than your chronological age.
Rarely are the two halves (upper and lower blepharoplasty) worked on at the same time. In most cases, the upper and lower eyelid surgeries will be scheduled as separate procedures with some downtime in between to allow for proper healing.
Canthoplasty is another eyelid surgery you can request from your cosmetic surgeon. This procedure treats excess skin that has begun to cover the eyelash area and iris. This condition can restrict your vision, which could be dangerous, particularly while driving. Corrective eyelid surgeries like canthoplasty can help you overcome drooping eyelid skin for aesthetic and functional reasons.
A procedure known as cosmetic fillers could help you achieve your aesthetic ideal on and around your face. Fillers are used to provide volume to those hollowed out and dark circles on your face that can come with age. The same thing happens to your cheeks and jaw that happen to the areas around your eyes. Your skin gets thinner and muscles weaker, leading to loss of mass and hollowed-out contours. Fillers provide evenness to your face, but they are not permanent. Most filler products will require retreatment in around six months to maintain your newly configured facial contours.
Cosmetic fillers come with a variety of brand names like Juvederm and Restylane. Many contain skin-rejuvenating hyaluronic acid, which stimulates your skin into creating new “glowing” skin cells. In addition to giving your face more attractive features, HA fillers leave your skin looking and feeling younger. The treatments are injected into target areas on your face such as your temples, earlobes, chin, tear troughs, and melolabial folds (the areas between your cheeks and lips).
The facelift is ideal for rejuvenating the skin all over your face. Like fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, a facelift can leave your skin glowing and looking years younger. Unlike fillers, facelift results are designed to last for years.
You are a good candidate for facelift surgery when you find yourself feeling younger than you look in the mirror. Facelifts can correct all the usual signs of aging, like bags under the eyes, saggy cheeks known as jowls, and gauntness. You don’t have to be of any certain age to have a facelift. You only need a recommendation from your cosmetic surgeon after that surgeon has conducted a physical examination during an initial consultation.
The facelift procedure has experienced multiple critical advancements that have revolutionized what it is able to accomplish. Now, the face is pulled upward in a vertical fashion, rather than straight back. The underlying facial muscles are tightened, and any loose or excess skin will be surgically removed. This technique creates a smooth, tight, and natural-looking appearance.
The facelift can be combined with other cosmetic surgeries like facial fillers and fat transfer. This surgery uses your own fatty tissue to fill in the contours of your face.
The facelift (the medical term is rhytidectomy) treats the areas all over your face, including under your chin.
Double Chin Treatment
If fat tends to build up under your chin, giving you more folds than you’d prefer, Kybella double chin treatment can give you a sleeker facial profile.
Kybella is an injectable, FDA-approved treatment that corrects submental fullness. That’s the official term for what is commonly called a double chin. You could experience submental fullness because of weight gain, genetics, and aging.
Kybella is a serum containing synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a substance that is found naturally in the human body. The serum works to permanently dissolve fat cells upon contact, making it an effective treatment for a pesky double chin.
The Areas Around Your Face and Eyes Are Important
Your face and the areas around your eyes are critical for making the best first impression. Your face and eyes are some of the first things people notice about you. Appear younger and more refreshed by choosing facial and eye cosmetic surgery.
Sleeping well after procedures like the facelift and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is the best way to get the most impressive results.
The facelift and tummy tuck happen to be two of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed today. They are both major surgeries that can dramatically alter your appearance.
The facelift can give you tighter, younger skin on and around the face.
Abdominoplasty can give you a narrower midsection and tighter abs.
This advice would also work well with other major cosmetic surgeries like breast augmentation, Brazilian butt lift, and the arm lift/thigh lift. Studies show that getting a good night’s sleep following these procedures helps your body heal more efficiently. That’s just what you want when recovering from cosmetic surgery.
While the facelift and abdominoplasty are unlikely to be performed together, the way you should sleep after surgery works for both aesthetic procedures. Here are some tips that can help you get deeper, more rejuvenating sleep as you return from the cosmetic surgical center and begin to heal at home.
Why is Sleep Important After Cosmetic Surgery?
A good night’s rest is important for health reasons, period. Without sleep, you face a whole host of problems, including daytime sleepiness and general illness. Sleep helps to regulate your mood, digest food better, and think more clearly. Your body also operates more efficiently when you get a full amount of sleep each night.
After cosmetic surgery, you need quality sleep to curb inflammation and improve blood flow between your body’s tissues and cells. The deeper you sleep, the faster your incisions and affected tissues will heal, and the quicker you’ll see your cosmetic surgery results.
There is one additional reason sleep is so important. Sleep tends to make the brain more resistant to pain stimuli. That means that quality sleep can more or less function as a low-level pain medication, free of charge, and without a prescription. All you need to do is rest deeply, which can be done by adhering to the following deep sleep habits.
Deep Sleep Habits for Cosmetic Surgery Patients
Following aesthetic surgeries like the facelift and abdominoplasty, you can forget about sleeping on your stomach for a while. Likewise, if you are used to sleeping on your side. You’ll have to get used to sleeping on your back, at least until your body has fully healed.
Sleep On Your Back with Your Head Elevated
During the initial healing process, do your best to stay on your back with your head elevated. Keep this position throughout the night and until morning. Doing so has three primary benefits.
Less Swelling: Keeping your head and body elevated cuts down on the amount of fluid that accumulates near the incision sites. With less fluid, you’re able to reduce swelling which can improve both comfort and healing times.
Incision Protection: Laying on your back keeps your pillow and sheets from rubbing against the incisions around the face after a facelift and around your abdomen after abdominoplasty. This lets the incision sites heal as you restfully doze.
Maximized Results: Sleeping on your back will help you maintain the aesthetic look your cosmetic surgeon gave you.
The time to start practicing sleeping on your back and upright is around two weeks before your procedure. This helps you adjust to the position naturally. You’ll also be able to tweak your position until you find the techniques that work best for you.
Sleeping in a recliner might be a good idea, at least for a few days following surgery. If you don’t want to go that route, opt for a firm mattress, and lay with a pillow or two under your knees. If you tend to roll in your sleep, place extra pillows around your body to keep from tumbling over in the night. This position should keep you comfortable enough to heal properly after the facelift or abdominoplasty surgery.
Prepare Your Bedroom
While you’re practicing your sleep habits a couple of weeks early, you can go the extra step by cleaning your house, preparing some meals, and tending to any chores that will make your living space comfortable enough for a good night’s rest. You may also want to invest in room darkeners, which can help you achieve a deeper sleep.
Many people find themselves incredibly stressed when they have cosmetic surgery. They’re worried about their results. If you’ve taken the time to find an experienced cosmetic surgeon, chances are low that you will have complications. These issues should be discussed with your surgeon beforehand, but the time immediately following your surgery is definitely not the time to worry. Try your best to relax. Only when your mind and body are completely at ease can you hope to achieve fast and effective healing.
Care for Any Swelling
If you notice areas swelling after your cosmetic surgery, use a cold compress to reduce the swollen tissue. Press lightly against your skin with the compress for thirty seconds, then remove. Repeat this cycle for around fifteen minutes. You can do this routine each hour as needed. The cold in the compress helps to reduce inflammation and slow blood flow, which helps to make the swelling less prominent.
During your waking hours, try to get as much activity as possible (as long the activity methods are okayed by your doctor). Getting your body moving by briskly walking, for example, improves your circulation, which aids in healing. You’ll also set yourself up to sleep a little deeper come evening.
Cut Back on Caffeine
To get the most rest, try to reduce your energy drink and caffeine consumption to the absolute minimum. At the most, stop drinking sleep-disrupting beverages by three to five in the evening, depending on your level of sensitivity. These drinks can either keep you awake at night or rob you of the deepest sleep, neither of which are good for proper healing.
In short, getting enough sleep promotes proper healing and is necessary for attaining the most beautiful and long-lasting results after a facelift, abdominoplasty, or any other major cosmetic surgery.
Zoom Gloom or Zoom Fatigue is leading to a surge in cosmetic surgery.
Zoom Gloom is the term given to the fatigue we all feel from video chatting constantly during the COVID-19 lockdowns.
You know those meetings that could have been emails? Now they’re Zoom meetings, and everyone is sick of them.
Research is showing that Zoom gloom can leave you feeling drained. It can also leave you with low-self-esteem.
It should be noted that while Zoom is getting a bad rap, these feelings can also be felt on platforms like FaceTime, Skype, and other face-to-face video chats.
Now, some are signing up for cosmetic surgery because of the Zoom Fatigue effect. The motivation to change your appearance might come from staring at yourself inside that tiny box in the corner during these meetings. When there are other people on screen, you can’t help but compare. How much of your nose takes up your face and whether your lips are too small might have never bothered you before. But when you put your face next to Bob or Betty in HR, you can’t help but see yourself as a troll.
There are several good reasons to get cosmetic surgery, which is entirely safe during the coronavirus pandemic. You can recover in the comfort of home now that you have so much downtime, and you have a medical excuse to skip out on Zoom calls (at least the video part). Best of all, there is a range of cosmetic procedures to choose from.
Here are ten cosmetic surgeries that give natural-looking results, and that will help you look your best during your next Zoom video call.
There are tricks you use to help yourself look more glamorous on a video call. The right lighting can help to minimize eyebags and wrinkles, for instance. But lighting can’t really help sag or hide folds of skin.
A face lift gives you a younger appearance. By opting for this cosmetic procedure, you can reduce sagging skin and skin folds. You can also sharpen your cheekbones and jawline, and correct jowls and significant facial wrinkles.
During the procedure, your skin is pulled back and tightened. It makes your skin appear firmer and more youthful than your natural years.
There is some downtime associated with facelift surgery. You will take some time to heal from your procedure and your results will continue to look better every day from that point forward. You should be able to resume Zoom calls after four weeks. At twelve weeks, you should be completely healed, allowing you and everyone else to see all the years erased from your appearance.
You’ve likely heard all about liposuction. It retains its title for being one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries since it was first made available in 1974. Using a thin tube called a cannula, your cosmetic procedure can remove large pockets of stubborn fat from various areas of your body. Did you know that you can have liposuction performed on your cheeks and neck? Having liposuction done on these two areas can make your face appear thinner and more attractive inside the tiny Zoom box.
VASER high-definition liposuction goes a bit deeper than regular lipo. It can give you that etched and sculpted effect that usually only comes with years of struggle in the gym. Tell your cosmetic surgeon your aesthetic goals and your doctor will go to work, carving your abdomen, arms, thighs, flanks, cheeks, and other parts with the agile hands of an artist, down to the last detail.
3- Kybella Double Chin Treatment
Does your double chin jiggle every time you intonate, laugh, or otherwise emote during meetings? Kybella injectable treatment is FDA approved to fill-out the area below your chin for a more streamlined look.
Kybella is a non-surgical technique that uses an injectable synthetic acid to target fat cells. The synthetic acid used in Kybella is based on deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body. The acid goes to work after being injected into your skin by targeting the fat cells at the treatment site. This makes the skin appear thinner and firmer over time.
Each Kybella treatment can be completed in around thirty minutes in your cosmetic surgeon’s office. The results, which are permanent, will be fully realized within four to six weeks after your final treatment. The injections are given over several sessions, which helps you achieve a sculpted and toned face. Your skin will also take on a whole new glow on account of Kybella’s skin rejuvenating effects.
4- Skin-Tightening Renuvion
Want to look younger when engaging in meetings? Renuvion just entered the chat. This cosmetic treatment tightens and rejuvenates your skin without surgery. Using J-Plasma technology, which utilizes a combination of radio waves and helium plasma energy, Renuvion heats the tissue at the treatment site. No other tissues are affected while the stream is active.
The stream is precision-targeted and perfect for hard-to-reach areas like the regions around the eyes. Renuvion is also ideal for jowls and saggy cheeks. Once heated, the skin begins to tighten, which smooths away fine lines and wrinkles just like a facelift. You could say that Renuvion gives you a facelift without the scars or downtime, which is why it is so loved by Zoom aficionados.
5- Facial Fat Transfer
Fat grafting provides people with a way to restore lost facial volume and fill in unsightly facial folds. The procedure is perfect for addressing the common signs of aging that rob the face of its natural beauty. Video chat boxes tend to reveal all the contours of our faces. When your face has lost volume in places due to age, Zoom meetings can accentuate that loss, making you look older than you are. With fat transfer, you can have your own fatty tissue injected into your face to smooth out those contours for a chiseled or feminine effect.
Facial fat transfer is also referred to as fat grafting and the procedure is known as an autologous procedure, which means you are donating the tissue to yourself. The fat cells you donate come from other areas of your body such as your abdomen, thighs, back, and arms. Your surgeon extracts the fat using traditional liposuction.
The fatty tissue is first purified before it is injected into your face to fill in valleys and smooth-out contours. All those areas where bone tissue has diminished or where fatty tissue is lost will now appear youthful and firm as if nature turned back the clock. If you want to restore the natural beauty of your face using fat grafting, contact Möein Surgical Arts to schedule a consultation.
For lips that are barely there, lip augmentation can give you the pout you crave. All the celebrities are doing it. Even Instagram influencers are jumping on the trend. We’re referring to plump lips, the kind only the likes of Mick Jagger used to have. These days, you don’t have to be born with it. Your cosmetic surgeon can give you thicker and fuller lips through the use of injectable dermal fillers.
The most common fillers include Restylane, Silk, Belotero, Juvederm Volbella, and Juvederm Ultra XC. Your cosmetic surgeon will determine how much filler to use based on the size of your natural lips and your aesthetic goals. The results are immediately apparent and there is no downtime.
The treatment takes around thirty minutes and usually only requires a single vial per session, which makes it more affordable than other cosmetic treatments. For best results, schedule follow-up injections every four to six months to keep your lips in pucker-perfect shape.
7- Laser Hair Removal
When you have facial hair and hate shaving, turn to laser hair removal, now available at your local cosmetic surgeon’s office. Your doctor uses a Diolaze XL laser, which targets and destroys hair growth rapidly for an instantly smooth effect.
The treatment uses a pulsing laser to eradicate the hair. Your hair growth should significantly reduce after a few sessions. The number of sessions you require will depend on your hair type, hair color, skin tone, and the area of the body being treated.
The procedure is fast, painless, and can be used on any hair texture.
You never think about age until it’s staring you in the face. When your Zoom box looks like a much older person staring back at you, BOTOX® and other injectable neurotoxins can help. This cosmetic-treatment-in-a-syringe can tighten the skin and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles.
The neurotoxin, once injected, blocks certain chemicals in the nerves that cause the muscles in the face to contract. This relaxes the muscle, causing wrinkles around the forehead and around the eyes to fade away.
Results can last between three and four months, but they will wear off. Having the treatment repeated every three months or so can lengthen the effect of the relaxed muscles, making you look more youthful every time you have to be on screen.
Your face isn’t the only thing that shows on camera during Zoom meetings. Your chest may be visible as well. Breast augmentation for women and gynecomastia treatment for men can give you a more attractive chest, making you look out of this world inside that tiny box.
Natural breast augmentations and traditional breast augmentations can both make your breasts larger. If you don’t want size, both techniques can also improve your breast shape, correcting asymmetrical breasts, for example. Natural augmentations use the fat transfer technique. Instead of injecting the fat into your lips, the fat is extracted from another area and injected into each breast for more volume and improved shape.
Regular breast augmentations use silicone implants to give your breasts the intended size and contour. Don’t think you have to go melon-sized, either. Today’s breast implants are smaller in size than in years past, giving your silhouette more naturally-appearing curves.
For men who experience male breast growth, gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction can give you a flatter, more masculine chest. Your cosmetic surgeon will use liposuction to remove the fat from your chest. When glandular tissue is present, the excess fat and tissue can be cut away, giving you more manly “pecs”.
Breast augmentations and gynecomastia surgery can boost your self-esteem, making Zoom video meetings much more tolerable.
10- Upper Eyelid Surgery
Drooping upper eyelid skin can make you appear overworked and exhausted. Not the best look when trying to impress your boss. If undereye bags are making you feel self-conscious, and especially if they are getting in the way of your vision, upper eyelid surgery can help.
During the procedure, your surgeon will correct the bags under your eyes. This procedure will fill out any hollowness and eliminate fine wrinkles along the lower eyelids. Your surgeon can even tighten loose skin on the upper and lower eyelids, giving you a youthful and refreshed appearance.
Look Your Best by Choosing the Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Los Angeles
Let’s face it, we all dread Zoom calls, particularly when we feel we don’t look our best. By opting for cosmetic surgery, you can feel pride during Zoom calls. You can show off your natural-looking results, and you can wow your coworkers, colleagues, clients, friends, and family with your newly enhanced aesthetic.
Ready to get started? Prevent Zoom Gloom by calling Moein Surgical Arts, where you can find a variety of procedures that can give you the look you want from head to toe – (310) 694-4486.
As we age, gravity begins to take its toll and things begin to sag and wrinkle. If a full-face lift isn’t a challenge you want to undertake, there are other cosmetic procedures you can investigate, so you can avoid Father Time for as long as possible. You can have procedures done on your cheeks, jaw line and neck. Many people opt for upper eyelid surgery to give themselves a more youthful look. Read on to learn more about this procedure and where to have the best experience for upper eyelid surgery.
If you constantly hear the phrase, “You look tired,” when you’ve had plenty of rest, you might be a viable candidate for an eyelid lift. This type of procedure gives you that rested and naturally youthful appearance you’ve been looking for.
Each patient is different, so no procedure is the same but those considering an eyelid lift are wanting to address sagging skin around the eyes, smooth out wrinkles and reduce puffiness. We’ve all heard the saying, “the eyes are the window to the soul,” so when our eyes appear to sag or droop, people might assume we are angry or sad even when we’re not.
Having upper eyelid surgery can help diminish wrinkles and sagging skin to give you a more relaxed and youthful look. Upper eyelid surgery will remove the excess skin and involves an incision that is made in the natural crease above the eye. Dr. Moein will then remove excess skin and fat or adjust the muscles that surround your eye to give you the results you are looking for.
Eyelid surgery is typically done as an outpatient procedure and can last anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours. Some people decide to have a brow lift or facelift done at the same time, so this can lengthen the procedure time. Recovery is usually easy for most patients and there is some visible bruising and swelling for the first few days. Experts advise using cold compresses and sleeping with your head elevated for the first few days post-surgery.
Patients shouldn’t begin driving again until cleared by their physician but most return to work and normal life about two weeks after an eyelid lift. There are a few side effects post-surgery. Your eyes will get tired more quickly for the first few weeks after surgery so let them rest when they need to. It’s also important to protect your eyes from severe weather, particularly sun and wind, so investing in some protective eyewear is key. Patients should also avoid lifting, straining or bending down to pick up heavy objects for about a month after surgery. Leading a healthy lifestyle and using sunscreen are important steps in keeping your results long lasting.
The Right Medical Team and a Realistic Budget
Considering the cost of any cosmetic procedure is also a key process in coming to the right decision. It’s important to do your homework and understand the benefits and set backs of all your options. A qualified plastic surgeon will help you take all this information into consideration and talk you through all your options.
At Moein Surgical Arts, we have all the solutions you need to achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Babak Moein, MD, FACS, is one of the few surgeons in the country who is dually-trained in minimally-invasive surgery and cosmetic body contouring surgery. This makes Dr. Moein qualified to help you improve your appearance with a range of cosmetic options.
Dr. Moein’s extensive training allows him to assess your needs during your initial consultation. After a short examination, and after determining that you are a good candidate for cosmetic surgery, Dr. Moein can provide you with a customized treatment plan. This plan could include cosmetic surgeries like a facelift or liposuction or non-cosmetic options like skin-tightening Renuvion.
If you are considering any type of cosmetic procedure but especially upper eyelid surgery, visit Moein Surgical Arts today to see a photo gallery, schedule a consultation, see patient testimonials and live chat with a member of the team.
If people constantly tell you that you look tired even when you’re well rested, you might be an ideal candidate for eyelid lift surgery. This procedure can make you appear better rested while adding more youthfulness to your appearance.
Eyelid surgery is best used for removing saggy skin and smoothing out wrinkles around the eyes while erasing all puffiness. Without that sagginess and droopiness around your eyes, you’ll look more energized, rested, and alert.
Undergoing an upper eyelid surgery can help diminish those wrinkles and sagging skin to give you a more relaxed and youthful look. Upper eyelid surgery will remove the excess skin and involves an incision that is made in the natural crease above the eye. Your surgeon will then remove excess skin and fat or adjust the muscles that surround your eye to give you the results you are looking for.
Eyelid surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure in most cases. The cosmetic technique takes around 45 minutes but can last up to two hours. Some patients opt to include the facelift or eyebrow lift alongside their eyelid surgery. This can give you an all-over regenerative effect. Recovery for eyelid surgery is generally easy. There may be swelling and bruising around your eyes for a few days. You can use a cold compress or keep your head elevated while sleeping for the first few days to ease discomfort and aid in healing.
Driving is not a good idea immediately after an eyelid lift. Your surgeon will advise you when it’s best to return to driving, work, and normal life. You may experience a few side effects after the cosmetic surgery. For instance, you may experience tired eyes for the first few weeks after surgery. You may need to protect your eyes from inclement weather. You should also take care when lifting, bending down, or straining to pick up heavy objects for a month following surgery. Your doctor will advise you that living a healthy lifestyle and using sunscreen are two primary methods for maintaining long lasting eyelid surgery results.
The Right Medical Team and a Realistic Budget
Considering the cost of any cosmetic procedure is also a key process in coming to the right decision. You are basically investing in yourself so make sure you do your homework and understand the benefits and set backs of all your options. A qualified plastic surgeon will help you take all this information into consideration and talk you through all your options.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
At Moein Surgical Arts, Dr. Babak Moein, MD, FACS can provide you with eyelid surgery to help you acheive your aesthetic goals. His surgical team is skilled and professional, and our accredited surgery center is comfortable and high-tech. Whether you require a minimally-invasive surgery or body contouring surgery, Dr. Moein is the only surgeon in Southern California uniquely qualified to treat you.
If you are considering upper eyelid surgery, visit Moein Surgical Arts today to see a photo gallery, schedule a consultation, see patient testimonials and live chat with a member of the team.