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Face Surgeries Becoming More Popular – Which is Right for You?

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.

Cosmetic surgery has been on the rise in recent years with a focus on both the face and body. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that nearly $17 Billion was spent on cosmetic surgery in 2020 across the United States. But when it comes to the face, the number of cosmetic procedures has jumped by nearly 50% since 2013, especially among those under the age of 30.

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.

In 2020, the American Society of Plastic Surgery published its Plastic Surgery Statistics Report. That report stated that, among the top five cosmetic surgical procedures, three were facial surgeries: The Facelift, Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty), and Eyelid Surgery.

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.

Plastic Surgery Statistics

Source: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2020/plastic-surgery-statistics-full-report-2020.pdf

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.

Read our article: How Does Cosmetic Surgery Build Self-Esteem and Confidence?

What Facial Surgeries are Most Popular Today?

Most Popular Facial Surgeries in LA

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.

The average cost of a nose job is $5,483, according to the ASPS. The insurance does not usually cover the procedure.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

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.

Read our article: How to Refresh Your Eyes & Face with Cosmetic Surgery

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.

Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

Facelift in LA

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.

Read our article: Can Aging Skin Be Made to Look Younger?

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.

Neck Lift

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.

Read our article: Look Dramatically Younger with a Neck Lift

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.

Read our article: Cosmetic Surgery for a Defined Jawline: Is it Possible?

After the fat removal, the surgeon can remove excess skin and tighten the neck. This will leave the area looking more naturally youthful.

The national average cost of a neck lift is $5,242 with insurance unlikely to cover any of the costs associated with the procedure.

Forehead or Brow Lift

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.

Read our article: Is a Brow Lift or Eyelid Surgery Right for You?

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.

Two Options

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.

The average cost of a brow lift is $3,900 with insurance unlikely to cover the procedure.

Facial Implants

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 in LA

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.

Chemical Peel

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.

The average cost of a chemical peel is $519 with insurance rarely picking up the tab.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

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.

The average cost of laser skin resurfacing is around $2,509. Insurance does not usually cover this cosmetic facial procedure.

Kybella Double Chin 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.

The average cost of injectable Kybella treatment falls between $1,200 and $1,800. You may require multiple treatments to achieve the desired effect. Insurance is unlikely to cover the procedure.

Soft Tissue Fillers

Soft Tissue Fillers in LA

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.

Read our article: Can Injectable Fillers Prevent Aging?

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

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.

Read our article: What is Natural Fat Grafting? And How Long Does It Last?

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.

Read our article: How Cosmetic Procedures Can Reverse the Signs of Facial Aging

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.

The average cost of IPL treatments for the face falls between $700 and $1,200.

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.

Scarless Cosmetic Surgery for Discreet Improvements

Scars sometimes act as a deterrent for cosmetic surgery. People fear that their skin will be left with raised lines or potted marks. This is completely understandable. The reason people get cosmetic surgery is to improve their appearance. Having noticeable scars left behind by the procedure defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?

If scars have kept you from attempting to improve your looks with one or more cosmetic techniques, there are now procedures that can help you look your best without noticeable scars.

Otherwise known as scarless cosmetic surgery, these procedures are available at a cosmetic surgical center near you.

Want to turn back the clock on your appearance and improve your body contours? Call Moein Surgical Arts in Southern California to schedule a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein.

Why Are Scarless Cosmetic Surgery Results Important?

Scarless Cosmetic Surgery Results in LA

Enhancing your appearance without dealing with noticeable scars is one of the best ways to show love to yourself. Through the use of one or more treatments like facelift, breast lift, arm lift, thigh lift, and tummy tuck, you have the opportunity to regain your youthful shape and self-esteem.

How Does Scarless Cosmetic Surgery Work?

In the world of cosmetic surgery, there are different types of scars. Some procedures leave an inevitable scar, such as the tummy tuck. Removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal area causes trauma to the area, and a scar is the natural mending of that tissue as the surgical wound heals.

When we use the term “scarless,” unfortunately, we don’t mean the area will have zero scarring. Technology does not yet exist where we can cause trauma to the skin and not have it produce some sort of scar.

That being said, scarless techniques are minimally invasive, which means the scars they cause are very tiny. Once healed, the idea is to produce a scar that is hardly noticeable at all.

There is another element at play when you choose the area’s best cosmetic surgeon. Cosmetic surgeons are specially trained to reduce the appearance of scars. While the surgeon is performing the procedure, any incisions made are located within natural skin folds. This makes them nearly invisible, hence the term “scarless” to describe these amazing aesthetic enhancements.

What Types of Scarless Plastic Surgery are Available?

Cosmetic surgery clinics today offer a wide range of procedures that reduce the appearance of scars. It will leave the area looking more beautiful and natural.

All you have to do is decide where you want the skin tightening, body contouring, and skin rejuvenating effects to take place; on your face, body, or both.

Facelift/Neck Lift

A scarless facelift, otherwise referred to as a vertical facelift, helps to avoid the too tight or pulled-back look that accompanies more traditional facelift techniques. Without noticeable scarring behind the ears, you’ll be able to show your face confidently because the incisions are hidden and virtually invisible.

During the vertical facelift procedure, the skin of the face is separated from the underlying tissue. The underlying muscles are then elevated by vertically repositioning the facial muscles so that they achieve a more youthful look.

The benefits of having a facelift without scars extend to the neck and jaw, giving your neck improved contours and your jaw greater definition. These enhancements work together to add symmetry and turn back the clock on the way you look, all without unsightly scars.

Arm Lift

The scarless arm lift solves the problem of saggy, flappy upper arms. Crude nicknames are sometimes given to these problem areas, such as bat wings or bingo wings. The idea is that the saggy skin continues to flap like a bat or wave whenever the person raises their hand to call “Bingo!” during the game of the same name.

The biggest issue women have with saggy upper arms is that the area is resistant to diet and exercise. No matter how hard you work, your upper arms will never return to the tone you may have enjoyed in your youth.

The traditional arm lift leaves an inevitable scar, like the tummy tuck. The procedure involves an extended incision that moves from the armpit to the elbow. The scar can be obvious with the regular arm lift, which is sometimes a deterrent for people looking to reduce upper arms sag.

The scarless arm lift offers an upper arm reduction without noticeable scars.

Technological advancements in radiofrequency assisted skin tightening now allow for controlled heat to the upper arm area. Controlled thermal fields allow for the coagulation of subcutaneous fat. The high-energy beam also heats the fibrous septa (connective tissue), and papillary dermis (inner skin layers), which causes the skin and tissue to retract. The effect is similar to how shrink-wrapping works, except it occurs on the skin of your upper arms.

The procedure offers instant and noticeable skin tightening with continued contraction over the course of twelve months, without scars, and with minimal downtime.

Breast Lift

Breast Lift in LA

A traditional breast lift (mastopexy) is a cosmetic surgery aimed at rejuvenating breasts that have become droopy or saggy due to changes caused by age, genetics, childbirth, and breastfeeding.

During a trad breast lift, the surgeon positions the breasts higher on the chest. The surgery may also involve the rejuvenation, resizing, and repositioning of the areolas.

Unfortunately, the traditional breast lift can produce scarring. The incision made during the surgery starts at your nipple and extends to the undersides of each breast. This can sometimes produce a scar that is red and raised, but the scarring should heal and become more invisible with time.

A scarless breast lift produces no visible scars and will leave your breast tissue firmer and more youthful in appearance.

The no-scar breast lift uses a small cannula, which is a thin rod that is inserted through tiny incisions. The cannula produces a current under the skin’s surface, which then produces a thermal field that condenses the breast tissue.

The electrode-powered cannula also heats the fat cells and papillary dermis of the breast, which further adds tightness and suppleness to the treatment area.

Thigh Lift

Much like saggy skin on the upper arms, the upper thigh area tends to be resistant to healthy eating and aerobic exercise. The skin may appear saggy, dimpled, and thicker than you would prefer.

A traditional thigh lift can treat the area, providing more improved contours and tighter skin. However, there is typically a scar left behind. The cosmetic surgeon will attempt to hide scarring in the crease between the front of your upper thigh and the pubic area.

The scarless thigh lift is a minimally invasive procedure that works to smooth and tone the thigh area. The procedure is ideal for skin laxity issues, otherwise crudely referred to as “thunder thighs.”

The scarless thigh lift uses the technological wonder known as Renuvion, which uses J-Plasma to heat and constrict the skin on and around the upper thighs.

A small incision is made on the upper thighs. The incision itself is less than a centimeter in length and acts as an entry point for a tumescent solution, which is injected under the skin to numb the treatment area.

Next, the Renuvion handheld device is inserted into the opening, which releases an energy beam composed of a combination of helium gas and radiofrequency energy. Together, these energy sources make plasma energy, which simultaneously heats and cools the treatment tissue. The treatment affects skin collagen, causing it to constrict.

While the treatment produces noticeable tightness on the upper thigh area, over time, skin elasticity and skin laxity will dramatically improve. The changes continue to take effect for a full six to nine months following the scarless thigh lift procedure.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck in LA

The tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the United States. The surgery is aimed at the removal of excess skin and the tightening of lax tissue on and around the abdominal area. The abdominal muscles are also tightened and strengthened, which contributes to a flatter belly and enhanced abdominal curves.

The traditional tummy tuck requires a horizontal incision that runs just above your pubic area. While the scar tends to shrink and disappear over time, the scarring can be noticeable for a time following the traditional tummy tuck procedure.

Cosmetic surgeons are trained to place the abdominal incisions as low as possible, making any scarring that develops easier to hide with a bathing suit or underwear.

A scarless tummy tuck doesn’t require a strategic bikini or high-waisted underwear because the scars that occur are nearly invisible.

The no-scar tummy tuck uses Renuvion combined with liposuction or HD-Lipo to remove unwanted skin and fatty tissue. The abdominal skin is left tighter and firmer without obvious scars.

Amazing (Scarless) Results Require Technology & Technical Skill

We can thank technological advancements in plastic and cosmetic surgery for the development of these new scarless methods. However, it is important to note that all devices, including Renuvion, HD-Liposuction, and others, are only as effective as the doctor using them.

These sophisticated tools require an artistic touch, measured thoughts, and years of hands-on experience to produce consistent, safe, and impressive results.

As a cosmetic surgeon who is regarded for his superior technical skill, friendly bedside manner, and aesthetic excellence, Dr. Babak Moein possesses the unique ability to recontour your face and body with these scarless procedures.

Dr. Moein continues to perfect and innovate his skin tightening and scarless techniques. The possibilities are endless when it comes to surgery without scars. The question remains: What would you like to improve about yourself? Being afraid of scars is no longer an excuse.

With these scarless procedures, you can get cosmetic surgery without everyone knowing. The results look natural and last for years with proper maintenance.

What Discreet Cosmetic Enhancements Are Calling Your Name?

When you look in the mirror, do you see more sag, skin laxity, and aging skin than you’d like? You don’t have to live with problem areas that leave you feeling anxious, depressed, and with low self-esteem. Call us in Southern California to schedule a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein. This one phone call could lead to the surge of self-confidence you deserve.

Disclaimer: The FDA has not approved the use of Renuvion for cosmetic use. The FDA has approved Renuvion for coagulation of tissue only. The specific advanced use of this new technology for skin tightening still remains investigational. The off-label use of Renuvion is only suitable for specific groups of patients with minimal skin laxity. Many devices initially have a general use approval and, with time, the expanded indications are approved to popularize usage. If you are a suitable candidate for Renuvion, Dr. Moein will discuss this information with you to ensure your understanding and comprehension before opting for the Renuvion procedure.

Can Aging Skin Be Made to Look Younger?

Aging skin can take on a leathery appearance as the internal components that keep skin healthy begin to break down. Collagen and elastin are two key ingredients that help skin retain its youthful appearance. When the skin loses its luster and its ability to contract, we get skin that leaves much to be desired.

As if wrinkles weren’t bad enough! Now we have to worry about our skin looking more fitting on a handbag as we grow older?

Fortunately, advances in cosmetic surgery have made it possible to reverse the clock on our skin.

Using treatments like Renuvion and facelift surgery, you can enjoy reinvigorated skin. But those are only two treatments. There are a few more you should know about.

Take a journey with Moein Surgical Arts as we introduce you to the world of skin rejuvenation.

And remember, if at any time you wish to reverse the years on your appearance, contact us in Los Angeles. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein by calling (310)694-4486.

What is Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic Surgery for Treating Aging Skin

Cosmetic surgery uses both surgical and alternative medical techniques to enhance your appearance.

These procedures can be performed nearly anywhere on your body, including your face. They can be used to improve the proportions of certain body parts and add symmetry.

Cosmetic surgery can also be used to improve the quality of the skin.

The procedures and techniques you opt for will depend on the location of the treatment area and the extent of the problem. Let’s explore a few of your options as someone aiming to look younger with cosmetic enhancement.

“Can Cosmetic Surgery Give Me a More Youthful Face?”

Yes! Everyone wants a youthful face.

The best treatments for skin rejuvenation on the face include facelift and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).

Facelift

During a facelift, the fat and tissue under the skin is repositioned, which smooths minor creases.

Excess skin is also removed, which helps with jowls. The facial skin is lifted and tightened, which helps the skin look noticeably more youthful.

Eyelid Surgery

The eyes are one area where age tends to show up early on. The skin of the eyelids is thin enough without adding age to the mix. It doesn’t take long for the eyelids to droop and sag once age takes effect.

During blepharoplasty, the cosmetic surgeon removes excess fat and skin from the eyelids. The muscles and skin are then tightened. The effect makes you not only appear younger but also more alert and well-rested.

Eyelid surgery can also help with those heavy dark circles and under-eye bags that sometimes show up as the years pass by.

Non-Surgery for Youthful Skin

Non-Surgery for Youthful Skin in LA

Non-surgical treatments include injectable treatments like Botox (Injectable neurotoxin) and Juvederm. Laser treatments are another possibility.

Injectable Neurotoxin

You might have heard of Botox, which is a brand name for a type of injectable neurotoxin. Other brands like Dysport do the same thing, which is to diminish facial wrinkles. Injectable neurotoxins work by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles, which leaves your skin smoother and younger.

It’s a myth that you have to look emotionless or “frozen” when you opt for one of these injectable rejuvenators, but that’s not so. The right amount can give you the facial refresher you expect without the negative side effects.

Neurotoxins can soften existing wrinkles, prevent existing lines and wrinkles from deepening, and prevent the formation of smile, squint, and furrow lines, erasing years from your face.

Juvederm

Fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero aim to add lost volume to the face. This is one use for these amazing filler treatments. The non-surgical cosmetic procedures can rejuvenate the areas around the eyes, and the cheeks that may have become hollow or flat with age. The result is a face with tighter, more youthful-looking skin.

You can also use facial fillers to fill in lines and wrinkles, adding to the youthfulness effect.

There is also a non-surgical facelift that can do wonders when you’re not ready to commit to the full facelift.

Below the Chin

Kybella Double Chin Treatment

One way for your skin to look older than it should be is to have an abundance of fat in one particular area. Take the spot under your chin for instance. Having fat there can make you look like you have two or more chins. Not the most flattering look, especially as you grow older.

Kybella double chin treatment melts the fat cells from underneath your chin and around your jaw. That double chin could be a thing of the past, leaving your skin more supple, contoured, and youthful in sight and touch.

You might be wondering how the treatment works. Kybella is an injectable, similar to Botox and Juvederm, except the serum is not a filler. Instead, Kybella consists of a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, which is naturally made by the human body. Once injected, the acidic serum permanently destroys fat cells with almost no downtime. Multiple treatment sessions may be necessary. The true results of Kybella will appear four to six weeks after the final treatment.

Neck Lift

Other than the skin around the eyes, the neck also tends to show your age. Now, the neck lift can revitalize the aging skin between your head and torso, leaving the area smoother with a youthful glow.

A neck lift works similar to a facelift. Fatty tissue and loose skin are removed before the treatment area is smoothed and pulled tight. Once the treatment area has healed, you will see the amazing results, which is the neck of a much younger individual.

Skin Rejuvenation on the Face and Body

CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing

CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing in LA

Being apprehensive about trying laser treatments is normal. Any time you have a high-tech, high-heat beam aimed your way, it’s understandable to get a little nervous.

However, C02 fractional laser resurfacing is safe, effective, and mostly feels like getting a mild sunburn.

The laser is precision-guided, which means only the treatment area is effective, leaving all surrounding tissues unaffected in every way.

Once applied, the laser goes to work on your problem skin. First, the skin is heated in tiny areas, which leaves a set pattern along your skin. The treated skin begins to produce anti-aging collagen, which rejuvenates your skin and leaves every inch of the treatment area looking refreshed.

The reason carbon dioxide is used is that it creates the most powerful laser for resurfacing. The treatment vaporizes the problem skin a single layer at a time if you can believe it. Yes, the laser is that precise.

The technology is decades old and as safe as can be. What’s more? The recovery period is a breeze. While your skin continues to create more collagen over time, you’ll feel like you’ve had a mild sunburn for around three days. Not too bad at all for the amazing results you can achieve with laser resurfacing.

Not only can C02 lasers make your skin look younger, but you can also rid your skin of defects like sun-damaged skin, an uneven skin tone, and even stretch marks. Multiple treatments may be recommended to achieve the intended result.

Lumecca IPL Skin Rejuvenation

Some call this anti-aging treatment the “fountain of youth” because nothing gives you clearer skin quite like it.

The treatment uses intense pulsed light (IPL), which are high-intensity beams of light that have skin resurfacing capabilities.

Lumecca is excellent for reversing age on your face and body, but it can also treat acne scars, vascular lesions, and age spots.

If you want healthy-looking skin, ask Dr. Moein about Lumecca during your initial consultation.

Renuvion Skin Tightening

Renuvion Skin Tightening in LA

Renuvion is non-surgical and minimally invasive, which means it’s one of the safest and most comfortable treatments we have to youthify aging skin.

This procedure can be used on the face, neck, and body. The treatment is excellent for aging skin, jowls, and small wrinkles.

The handheld device is inserted through small incisions made under the skin. Lidocaine is first applied to ensure you don’t feel a thing. The treatment instantly tightens skin and leaves it rejuvenated by stimulating collagen production.

Renuvion can be combined with other cosmetic surgeries like Vaser Lipo, the thigh lift, arm lift, neck lift, and tummy tuck.

These are just some of the treatments available to you as someone looking to rewind the effects of time on their precious skin.

With treatments like facelift, neck lift, eyelid surgery, and Renuvion now available, there is no reason why you should feel bad about the way your skin looks. All it takes is the treatment of your choice to make you look like a much younger and more attractive version of yourself.

Want to Look Younger? Book Your Appointment Today

Are you ready to look younger? Stop fretting about your skin looking a little worse for wear and instead schedule a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts. All consultations are private and discrete. Call today to learn more. 310-694-4486

Disclaimer: The FDA has not approved the use of Renuvion for cosmetic use. The FDA has approved Renuvion for coagulation of tissue only. The specific advanced use of this new technology for skin tightening still remains investigational. The off-label use of Renuvion is only suitable for specific groups of patients with minimal skin laxity. Many devices initially have a general use approval and, with time, the expanded indications are approved to popularize usage. If you are a suitable candidate for Renuvion, Dr. Moein will discuss this information with you to ensure your understanding and comprehension before opting for the Renuvion procedure.

Dads Deserve Makeovers Too! Introducing the Daddy Do-Over

“Do I Have a Dad Bod?”

More men have been asking that question lately.

It’s easy to see why.

With our sedentary lifestyles, processed foods, and high-stress lifestyles, it’s no wonder obesity is a common problem around the world.

Men who gain weight can begin to look older than their chronological years.

And while childbirth and breastfeeding do wreak havoc on women’s bodies, men are not immune to the body-destroying nature of raising children. Men with children often have expanding waistlines and form male breasts, otherwise known as gynecomastia, as they grow older.

Men who don’t have children experience these same things, so don’t think you need to have children to qualify for a daddy makeover.

That’s right. We are here to discuss the options you have of regaining your lost youth.

Instead of looking like you have a basketball under your shirt, cosmetic surgery can give you the slimmed-down figure to look great on the court, even during a game of shirts and skins.

Imagine not having breasts anymore and being able to swim at the beach without a shirt and feeling great about yourself in the meantime.

Whether you call it a daddy do-over, daddy makeover, or head-to-toe transformation, it’s time to consider the possibilities. What would you change about yourself if you could with one or more cosmetic surgeries?

Women have the mommy makeover and now men have the daddy do-over. Here’s what a surgery like that entails.

Cosmetic Procedures to Boost Your Dad Bod

Cosmetic surgeries exist to keep you from appearing middle-aged before your time.

Using the right procedures, you can remove the spare tire from around your waist.

Those undereye bags that make you look like you haven’t slept well in weeks? They can become a thing of the past as well.

Cosmetic surgery can make you appear slimmer, more alert, and rejuvenated. Like you just came back from a relaxing vacation in a time machine.

A daddy do-over is a grouping of procedures aimed at helping you achieve tighter, more toned skin and more youthful features.

By having several surgeries at one time, you drastically reduce the risk that comes from using anesthesia multiple times, and you only have to endure one recovery period.

These are only some of the benefits a daddy makeover can yield. The biggest benefit is that you get to look in the mirror afterward and see a million bucks staring back at you

When it comes to boosting your youth and attractiveness, here are a few options to explore.

Facial Surgeries

Blepharoplasty

Otherwise known as eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty is a popular cosmetic surgery for men.

The procedure removes the fatty deposits from underneath the eyelids. You won’t have that puffy look any longer, nor will you have those heavy undereye bags.

The upper lids can also be reconfigured during eyelid surgery to repair droopiness, making you appear younger and more awake.

Neck Lift

The neck tends to show your age more than any other body part, aside from the face.

As we get older, the thin skin of the neck becomes thinner, leading to a loss of volume, fine lines, and wrinkling.

A neck lift aims to remove excess tissue and tighten the entire neck area. The procedure can erase years from your appearance while smoothing away thin skin folds and wrinkles.

Facelift

Just like the neck lift, the facelift involves the removal of excess skin and the tightening of all facial areas, from forehead to chin and around both ears.

Some say the facelift can erase decades from one’s appearance. Fine lines and wrinkles can disappear instantly after facelift surgery, and the results can last a lifetime.

What Are Some Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Options?

Some Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

For men not ready to commit to surgery, there are several med-spa therapies that can be added to a daddy do-over procedure.

These techniques can repair skin damage, erase blemishes, and contour body areas without surgery.

VelaShape Body Contouring

This FDA-approved technique can be used on all skin types. The treatment recontours problematic areas such as your abdomen, upper arms, or upper thighs.

To qualify for VelaShape, your BMI should be below 30, which indicates you are close to your ideal weight.

The body contouring treatment uses a combination of four separate mechanisms to reduce the circumference of the treated area and tighten the skin. These include vacuum suction, infrared light energy, radiofrequency energy, and mechanical massage.

Each session takes up to forty minutes and leaves you with fewer body toxins, fewer fat cells, an increase in lymphatic drainage, and improved blood circulation.

The results will also leave your skin smoother, and the treatment area slimmer, with no downtime. You may need multiple sessions to achieve your body shape goals.

Renuvion Skin Tightening

This non-surgical treatment is useful for making the skin tighter from nearly head to toe.

Renuvion can be used above the shoulders to treat jowls and a saggy neck.

Renuvion is also useful for wrinkles, age lines, uneven pigmentation, acne scarring, and melasma (a skin condition characterized by grayish patches or multi-freckled spots).

Laser Resurfacing

CO2 fractional laser resurfacing is used to rejuvenate your facial appearance and restore a youthful glow.

The technique uses laser technology to delve deep underneath the skin to repair the damage, minimize scars, treat discoloration, and diminish wrinkles.

Fractional lasers treat the skin in tiny areas. The laser heats and leaves a pattern on the skin, which allows the skin to slowly regenerate on its own. By invigorating collagen production, the skin that grows back is more youthful and firmer to the touch.

Dad Bod Surgeries

Male Liposuction

When belly fat and excess fatty tissue in other locations plague you, liposuction can slim you down.

Problem areas like your abdomen, arms, thighs, buttocks, and love handles can be significantly improved with male liposuction or HD-liposuction.

Both techniques effectively suction fat from the treatment area, leaving the area recontoured with a healthy glow.

Traditional liposuction uses a saline solution combined with an anesthetic to emulsify the fat before it is broken up and extracted from the body.

HD or VASER Lipo uses radiofrequency energy to melt the fat, making it easier to remove.

Liposuction is a highly popular daddy do-over procedure, as it can easily be combined with other cosmetic surgeries, such as the tummy tuck.

Male Tummy Tuck

The tummy tuck is useful for erasing hanging belly fat from the abdomen. The technique, also referred to as abdominoplasty, can also be used for stomach wrinkling.

Tummy tuck surgery aims to recontour the midsection by removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles. The surgeon must recreate a natural belly button before the skin is tightened, leaving you with a flatter midsection, and surging self-esteem.

Male tummy tucks that are part of a daddy do-over are also geared at achieving the ideal male form. With stronger abdominal muscles, you may even be close to achieving a six-pack. Your results may vary.

Gynecomastia Surgery

Daddy Do-Overs, Makeover Surgery for Dad Bod in Los Angeles

Enlarged male breasts can make you feel self-conscious, hindering your quality of life.

Gynecomastia surgery can be added to a daddy makeover procedure to help you achieve a flatter, more masculine chest.

Through tiny incisions, liposuction is first used to suction out fatty tissue.

Excess skin can then be removed before the chest is tightened and recontoured for the final result.

With advances in cosmetic techniques, gynecomastia surgery is minimally invasive and involves minimal downtime.

Are You a Good Candidate for a Daddy Do-Over?

You don’t necessarily have to have a dad bod to have a daddy do-over.

One doesn’t even have to have children to have this procedure.

You merely have to be a man who is unhappy with one or more of their body parts.

You can choose procedures that address your specific concerns, such as wrinkles on your face and fatty deposits on your upper arms.

The suite of procedures can be carefully customized to the severity of your symptoms, your personal anatomy, and your body shape goals.

The best way to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a grouping of these male-oriented cosmetic procedures is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts.

Schedule a Consultation for a Daddy Makeover by Calling Moein Surgical Arts

Are you a man in need of improving the appearance of your face and/or body? Most importantly, would you like to discuss liposuction, a facelift, or gynecomastia surgery with an experienced and highly trained cosmetic surgeon? Would you also like to ask about insurance, fees, and the risks involved with an all-in-one procedure?

Contact us in Southern California and explore the options available to you as a daddy do-over candidate. Dial now to get started (310)694-4486.

2022’s Hottest Cosmetic Surgery Trends

Can you believe it’s already 2022? Experts predict a major uptick in cosmetic surgery this year. This is your chance to keep up with the Joneses by selecting one or several of the hottest cosmetic procedures.

Americans spent more than $9 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2020. This is despite a ban on elective surgeries that affected many plastic and cosmetic surgeons during that year. In 2021, even more people signed up for cosmetic surgery, prompting some experts to call last year the “heyday” of cosmetic procedures.

In 2020 and 2021, many facial procedures became popular because of a phenomenon that has collectively been referred to as Zoom Gloom, characterized by people being unhappy with the way they look while video chatting.

The Zoom Gloom trend saw both men and women signing up for the facelift, facial fillers, Kybella double chin treatment, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty (nose surgery).

By the end of 2021, the request for facial procedures began to wane, with more patients signing up for body contouring to improve their outward appearance. These included requests for surgeries like natural breast augmentation, the Brazilian butt lift (BBL), liposuction, and the tummy tuck.

In 2022, experts predict a mix of both face and body procedures. Many patients may even look forward to multi-tasking, where a cosmetic surgeon performs several procedures during a single surgical session.

Let’s delve into the hottest cosmetic surgical trends we can expect this year. Who knows? You may get some ideas on how to improve yourself as we progress further into 2022.

Facial Cosmetic Surgeries Still on the Rise

Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

Rhinoplasty in LA

This cosmetic procedure involves the reshaping of the structure of the nose. The technique can correct aesthetic irregularities and improve breathing. The results help the nose appear more attractive and in better proportion with the rest of your facial characteristics. Rhinoplasty continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries worldwide.

Facelift Patients Getting Younger

The facelift used to be reserved for patients entering their fifties or sixties, but no longer is that the case. Many thirty and forty-somethings are now opting for facial rejuvenation using this time-honored cosmetic surgery.

The surgery aims to correct the skin folds, loss of volume, and wrinkling that can appear on the face at a certain age.

You can correct these signs of aging with a single facelift procedure. The facial tightening method can also treat gaunt cheeks, sagging under the chin, and jowls.

The minimally invasive surgery uses small incisions, which minimizes scars and downtime, and is typically an outpatient procedure.

If you have laugh lines, fine lines, wrinkles, a thick neck, or lack jawline definition, a facelift can do wonders for your appearance.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the upper or lower eyelids for a dramatically new look.

The surgery aims to correct excess fat and skin that can cause drooping and bags under the eyes. Instead of looking tired all the time, eyelid surgery makes you appear more youthful, alert, and refreshed.

Kybella Double Chin Treatment

The first and only injectable meant to eradicate the excess fat under the chin continues to be a hot cosmetic surgery trend.

The FDA-approved procedure is non-surgical and non-invasive, making it a simple outpatient procedure you can have on your lunch break.

Kybella treatment is a safe and effective injectable that treats submental fullness, which is the medical term for fat underneath the chin.

Subdermal fullness can be caused by weight gain, aging, and genetics, but the synthetic deoxycholic acid (which is naturally found in the body) works instantly to dissolve the fat cells.

The procedure is permanent and may require one or multiple 30-minute sessions, depending on the severity of the condition.

Body Contouring on the Rise

The COVID-19 lockdowns contributed to weight gain for many people. Some even called it the quarantine 15, which represents the fifteen pounds on average gained by some as they were forced to remain indoors during the pandemic.

If you have an elevated BMI that indicates you are obese or morbidly obese, you might benefit from bariatric surgery. Procedures like the gastric sleeve and gastric balloon can help you drop the excess weight quickly while improving your body and health.

Whether you lose weight via weight loss surgery or on your own, significant weight loss can sometimes result in hanging skin. Cosmetic body contouring can help to reshape the body, giving you a more attractive silhouette and a boost of self-esteem.

Traditional Liposuction and Hi-Def Lipo Treat COVID-19 Weight Gain

Liposuction and Hi-Def Lipo Treat COVID-19 Weight Gain

Liposuction and other similar procedures aim to treat weight gain due to the lockdowns and stress of dealing with a pandemic.

Liposuction has remained one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for many years. During the procedure, the surgeon makes small incisions near the treatment site. Lipo aims to remove stubborn pockets of fat; those last few pounds that are difficult to shed even with heavy dieting and exercise.

Once the incisions are created, a mixture composed of an anesthetic and saline solution is used to break up the fatty tissue, making it easy to extract. A long tube known as a cannula is inserted into the incisions before the fat is suctioned out.

Hi-Def or HD Liposuction is another procedure you can choose. HD-Lipo takes traditional liposuction a bit further, allowing you to unleash your body’s true potential.

You might also hear this technique referred to as VASER Lipo or VASER Hi-Def liposuction. This method uses high-powered sound waves to break up the fat.

VASER liposuction not only extracts the superficial layers of fat that allow your musculature to show through, but cosmetic surgery visibly improves your skin quality with long-lasting results.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) to Erase Belly Fat

The tummy tuck can give you a flatter abdomen when cutting carbs and engaging in grueling workouts isn’t quite doing the trick.

This cosmetic surgery is another popular one on our list. The tummy tuck is safe, effective, and proven to give dramatic results.

During the procedure, an incision is made along your abdomen and just above your pubic area. Any excess fat and skin that exists along the belly area are extracted and removed. The surgeon may also do liposuction to further eradicate fat from the treatment site.

The flaps of skin are pulled tight and reconnected, giving you a flatter tummy, devoid of saggy skin or extra padding.

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

This body contouring procedure gives your backside a more significant volume and improved shape.

The BBL uses fatty tissue that is first extracted from a donor site on another part of your body.

Popular donor sites include the upper thighs, upper arms, and abdomen. This gives you the added benefit of slimming one area down while improving the volume of another – namely, your buttocks.

The fatty tissue is sterilized and treated before it is injected into your backside for volumizing results.

BBL procedures can be paired with an upper thigh lift to give the buttocks and legs a more contoured look.

Natural Breast Augmentation

Natural Breast Augmentation in LA

There are a few different breast surgeries you can choose as a cosmetic surgery patient.

Breast lift is for saggy breasts and breast reduction is for overgrown breasts. There is also breast augmentation that uses breast implants to give the breasts more volume and improved shape.

There is another popular breast surgery that is proving to be a hit this year already.

Natural breast augmentation, like the BBL, also uses your own fatty tissue.

Select the donor site where there is excess fat to donate, and you can have plumper breasts using your own fatty tissue.

Natural breast augmentation gives subtle yet ultra-realistic results and can be used with or without breast implants.

More People Will Combine Procedures in One Surgical Session

With the advent of the mommy makeover and daddy do-over, more people are coming to the conclusion that they can improve multiple body parts in one session.

Having more than one surgery performed at a time minimizes your exposure to anesthesia, which in turn improves safety.

You also only have to recover once, which means you don’t have to take too much time off work.

The mommy makeover and daddy do-over are personalized cosmetic procedures that help to reinvigorate the body after events like childbirth and following years of aging.

If your body sags, if you notice more wrinkles than before, and if you wish you had a flatter tummy, you can get all those body parts worked on at once, helping you reclaim your confidence, and feel more beautiful inside and out.

A Focus on Safety

Along with the above list of popular cosmetic surgeries, more patients seem to be focused on safety when they come in for their scheduled consultations. This is a very good thing. Safety is paramount at Moein Surgical Arts and at other reputable and board-certified surgical centers.

You should only tolerate transparency from your cosmetic surgeon. Ask about the risks involved with the surgery and how to mitigate those risks. Do your own research as well, so that you can cross-reference the answers with factual information you glean from reputable sources.

Cosmetic surgery is very safe. Millions of people undergo procedures every day, and in surgical centers all over the world. As long as you are aware of the risks and put forth effort into finding the best cosmetic surgery, you too can have dramatic results without worry.

Ready to Discuss Cosmetic Surgery in the New Year?

With 2022 in full swing, isn’t it time for you to improve the way you look?

Which part of your body or face would you like to improve?

What about a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or a Brazilian butt lift?

Learn more about these procedures, the risks involved, their costs, and whether insurance will pay for cosmetic surgery by visiting or calling Moein Surgical Arts. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein right now by dialing (310)694-4486.

How Cosmetic Procedures Can Reverse Signs of Facial Aging

Everyone knows wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin are a common part of life.

We know these signs as symptoms of aging, and nowhere are they more apparent than on your face.

As we grow older, our faces begin to change.

Facial Changes

These changes follow a predictable pattern, which goes as follows.

Loss of Volume:

Age causes the face to lose fat and the bones to become restructured. To anyone looking at us, it appears our face has become hollowed out. The skin also looks less supple.

Diminished Skin Laxity:

The muscles and fascia (supportive tissue) that holds our face in place begin to weaken. This leads to saggy skin and a loss of skin definition.

Dermal Alterations:

The above changes are only the ones we can see. Deep down at the cellular level, biological processes begin slowing down, which can change your skin’s color and level of elasticity.

Scientists aren’t quite sure why our faces change as we age.

Though, they do have theories.

Some experts think facial changes related to skin, muscle, and bone are caused by the pull of gravity over time.

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?

Factors Contributing to Facial Aging

Sun Damage

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

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.

Staying Dehydrated

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.

Drinking Alcohol

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.

Sitting Around

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.

Poor Diet

Poor Diet Cause Facial Wrinkles in LA

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.

Inadequate Sleep

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.

Chronic Stress

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?

Dull Skin

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.

Saggy Skin

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.

Volume Loss

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?

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.

The eyelid lift and brow lift are ideal for severe skin elasticity issues.

The results of surgery will not only make you look younger but also well-rested and refreshed.

Facelift Surgery Can Reverse Years from Your Face

Facelift surgery was one of the top five cosmetic surgeries in the year 2020 and for good reason.

Advancements in what doctors refer to as the rhytidectomy procedure allow an expert cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki (Dr. Moein) to correct aging on the face.

During the surgery, excess fat is removed from the face while underlying tissues are tightened.

The sutures are placed in camouflaged locations to hide scarring once you are fully healed.

Results from facelift surgery allow for natural-looking results that last longer than they did in past decades.

The ideal time for a facelift is the moment you notice deposits forming on your face, or fine lines becoming deeper entrenched, especially around your eyes and mouth.

Facelift surgeries come with high rates of satisfaction among patients and costs around $8,500.

The anti-aging procedure is popular with both men and women.

Are There Non-Surgical Methods to Correct Facial Aging?

When you’re not ready to commit to cosmetic surgery, there is still hope for your aging facial skin.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers in Los Angeles, CA

Injectable fillers go by names like Restylane and Juvederm, to name only two.

A series of injections in strategic areas can restore your facial shape and add volume to your skin.

The simple and effective treatment is ideal for treating fine lines, acne scars, and issues of facial asymmetry.

Renuvion for Skin Tightening

Renuvion is known as a subdermal skin tightening procedure.

The procedure and recovery are quick, and the procedure is known to leave you with immediately tighter skin.

Renuvion resurfaces and rejuvenates the facial skin and can help reverse the jowl effect.

Small incisions are made, which function as entry points for the reunion device.

A lidocaine solution is inserted beforehand to aid with discomfort.

This is the procedure to choose when you want firmer and smoother-looking skin.

Insta-Lift Non-Surgical Facelift

This technique (also referred to as the Silhouette InstaLift) is an FDA-approved facelift procedure that aims to contour the face and reverse the signs of aging.

The cosmetic procedure is non-surgical and non-invasive.

The InstaLift is ideal when you want your face lifted and the contours realigned to appear more youthful.

The technique uses an innovative thread technology that targets the underlying layers of facial skin. This stimulates collagen production, leaving your skin refreshed.

Skin Resurfacing for Anti-Aging on the Face

CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing is a powerful laser technology that helps to reverse the aging process.

When used on the face, the cosmetic procedure makes your skin tighter while causing wrinkles to disappear.

The downtime feels like you’ve just had a sunburn and diminishes over time.

You may require several sessions, which are spaced out in six-month intervals.

Lumecca IPL Skin Rejuvenation

This treatment is excellent for correcting sun damage, redness, and skin pigment irregularities.

Lumecca can also help with acne scarring, vascular lesions, and dark spots.

The treatment can be completed in one or two sessions and involves cooling technology, making it safer than other cosmetic treatments.

Lumecca IPL is also painless. There are no incisions and, thus, no scarring.

The procedure uses a handheld wand that emits Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).

Your skin becomes smoother, clearer, and more radiant after just one treatment.

Fractora Skin Renovation and Scar Treatment

This resurfacing and subdermal coagulation treatment can boost your complexion while correcting skin irregularities.

The technique uses bipolar radiofrequency at various depths under the skin via a series of pin electrodes attached to a handheld wand.

When applied to the facial skin, the treatment areas become heated, which leads to rejuvenation and contraction of the skin.

The results will leave you wrinkle-free with radiantly youthful skin.

Make Skin Care Part of Your Daily Routine

Skin Care in Los Angeles, CA

Age will eventually come for us all.

While we think you look terrific just the way you are, you can take steps to ensure your skin always looks its best.

The first step is to cease any behaviors that may contribute to advanced facial aging.

Go back through the factors we discussed earlier that may cause you to look older and do the opposite.

You don’t have to quit them all today but take baby steps. Over time, you may find yourself:

  • Avoiding too much sun
  • Ceasing smoking cigarettes
  • Drinking more water
  • Easing your facial expressions
  • Eliminating or reducing alcohol consumption
  • Getting more exercise
  • Eating better
  • Sleeping more soundly
  • Reducing your stress

If you can manage to make the above habits, you’ll be well on your way to looking younger and more refreshed.

You can take the next steps by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Moein for one or more cosmetic procedures.

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.

Best Ways to Sleep After Facelift & Abdominoplasty

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?

Sleep Importance 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.

Practice Early

Practice Sleeping

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.

Ease Stress

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.

Move Around

Active Woman

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.

To learn more about cosmetic surgery and what it can do for you, call Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California to schedule a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein(310)694-4486.

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