Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Study: Wrinkles make it hard to judge emotions

As if looking old wasn't bad enough, a new study found that people find it difficult to read the emotions of individuals who have wrinkly faces. Researchers at Penn State University asked a group of study participants to examine 64 faces and rate them based on the emotions they perceived in the images. On average, pictures depicting older adults were rated as more angry or sad compared to the photos of younger people, despite the fact that every face photographed showed neutral emotions, .. continue reading ..

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Eyelid surgery  is a procedure to remove fat–usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes – features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision. However, it won’t remove crow’s feet or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under your eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows. While it can add an upper eyelid crease to Asian eyes, it will not erase evidence of your ethnic or racial heritage. Blepharoplasty can be done alone, or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or browlift.

If you’re interested in creating a whole new you, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr Davouid can help you.

Has anyone had a blepharoplasty procedure performed on them that would like to post your experience? Let us know

Monday, June 3, 2013


In the initial consultation for liposuction, plastic surgeons evaluate the size of the unwanted fat for removal and the location of the fat. Undoubtedly, some areas of the body that have fat are more difficult to lose than others. In fact, genetics may make losing fat is some areas of the body virtually impossible.

Plastic surgeons will want to understand your fitness routine and diet to ensure that you have taken every step to remove unwanted fat through traditional techniques. So, prior to stepping into a plastic surgeon’s office for liposuction, be certain to dedicate six to eight weeks time of exercise and diet in order to take every type of precaution before undergoing a liposuction procedure. 

The Exercise Component
Ask yourself the following questions to help identify your candidacy for liposuction treatment. The more questions you answer yes to, the greater the possibility that liposuction is right for you.    

Body Fat: Have you tried cardiovascular exercise? Cardiovascular exercise is the only type of exercise that removes fat. In laymen terms, cardiovascular exercise elevates the heart rate and processes oxygen much for quickly and efficiently through all areas of the body. This oxygen works like fuel which dissolves unwanted fat. By the same token, muscle strength training has been known to significantly improve the

Knee Fat:  Have you tried fitness equipment such as the leg extension, leg curl and leg press first? Excessive fat on the knees may be improved through traditional means such as leg extension and leg press equipment exercises. This equipment builds the muscles underlying the fat and creates the appearance of strengthened muscles instead of fat. 

Stomach Fat: Have you tried the abdominal crunch fitness equipment machine? Most often, stomach crunches alone may not be all that is required for the removal of unwanted abdominal fat. The stomach has a foundation of very strong muscles that may become lax over time. Lax muscles may lend the appearance of unwanted fat. For these reasons, the abdominal crunch machine which is located at some health fitness centers can be very useful for strengthening lax muscles and improving the appearance of fat on the abdomen.

Arm Fat: Have you tried free weight exercises? Fat located on the arm is another area that is a likely troublesome area for women and men. Arm fat may be improved through bicep and tricep curls with free weights that are individually appropriate in weight.

Leg Fat:  Have you tried inner and outer thigh machines, leg extension, leg curl and leg press? Fat located on the inner and outer thighs may be improved several ways. The inner and outer thigh fitness machine located at fitness centers helps to improve the appearance of thigh fat. The leg extension, leg curl and leg press are other types of fitness equipment that should be used in conjunction with the inner and outer thigh machine to improve the appearance of leg fat.

The Diet Factor
Exploring your diet regimen can also help contribute to the information that a plastic surgeon would require to know that liposuction is right for you. The more you answer yes, the greater the possibility that liposuction is right for you. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Top Ten Reasons for Nose Surgery

Nose Surgery is one of the most commonly requested procedures among women and men. It is also one of the most commonly requested procedures for adolescents. Since the nose is a central focal point on the face, it is important to evaluate the specific features of the nose in order to decide on the right approach to nose surgery. The At-Home approach to evaluating your reasons for nose surgery may be valuable because when you meet with a nose surgeon, he or she will take time to evaluate the precise features of the nose that are bothersome to you, including.

 1. Lumps or bumps that may appear on the nose anytime after birth.
 2. Nose depressions that appear as indentations on surfaces of the nose which may be present at birth or thereafter.
3. Nostrils of the nose that are very wide or conversely, very narrow.
4. Nostrils of the nose that appear to be too open on the nose.
5. Nose with pointed nasal tip.
6. Nose with flat nasal tip.
7. Nose with bulbous nasal tip.
8. Nose that is crooked in a frontal or side view.
9. Nose is off center in relation to the face.
10. Nose that is asymmetric in any other way.

 If any of the above descriptions apply to your nose, you may be a candidate for nose surgery. Yet, this list is a partial list of qualifications that you must meet in order to be a candidate for nose surgery. Plastic surgeons will review medical history, medications that you are taking, maturation of the individual for surgery, as well as the extent of cartilage and bone that may be required to alter in order to achieve satisfactory results.

People interested in nose surgery are advised to seek out plastic surgeons that have extensive experience with nose surgery. People are also advised to research information about nose surgery through third party resources such as myatlantaplasticsurgeon.com. It’s also important to note that nose surgery will not provide perfection of the nose. Yet, most all people that undergo nose surgery are pleased with the outcome of the procedure.   

Monday, May 13, 2013

Aging Hands- Treatment Is In

First there came face. Then, there came body. Now, there it’s hands. For many years, plastic surgeons have had the ability to treat aging hands. But it has not been until now that women and men have become more interested in treating their aging hands.

Over time, hands may age in several ways. Skin on the hands becomes rough. Fat loss makes the hands look bony and frail. Wrinkles protrude from the skin. And underlying veins and blood vessels surface to the top of the skin. People over 50 are often noticed for their aging hands. In fact, some contend that the hands are the second most noticeable body part, the face being first. So, what are the choices for aging hands?

Both facial fillers and sclerotherapy have become popular for the treatment of aging hands, as follows. Injectibles: Some facial fillers are used to build volume in the hands. This lends the appearance of added fat. When a thick facial filler is injected properly, it will reduce the appearance of bones, wrinkles and veins. The results are immediate and may last for a year or more, depending upon the filler used in the procedure. Fillers offer a natural feel, like a gel. The cost is reasonable so patients usually do not mind returning for maintenance treatments.

Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy may be used to reduce the appearance of blood vessels and spider looking veins. Traditionally, sclerotherapy has been used to teat spider veins on the legs. More recently, sclerotherapy has been used in the hands to produce effective results. Repeat sessions may be required. Yet, the cost is reasonable so patients usually do not mind returning until sessions are complete.

Monday, April 29, 2013

There are two common types of breast implants

There are two common types of breast implants: implants filled with silicone and implants filled with saline. Previously, saline was more popular because of initial restrictions of silicone and remains such today because during the procedure, a smaller cut is necessary to plant the implant. This is because silicone implants require that they be filled with the substance before being placed into the breasts, which will require a larger cut. Saline implants are able to be inserted through a smaller incision and can be filled up after they are securely placed within the breast tissue. Every person has heard of breast implants before, just as everyone has claimed that such and such celebrity has them. Breast augmentation with breast implants has become an increasingly popular medical procedure that women all over America look to receive. Because of the increasing popularity of the procedure, it is currently the most often performed cosmetic surgical procedure in all of America. This fact remains true even with the decreasing amount due to the troubling state of the economy. Breast augmentation with the use of breast implants can create an entirely new or rejuvenated body contour that a woman has been wanting. For more information about breast implants contact Dr Davoudi.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Do your homework ...

As with all surgical procedures, cosmetic or otherwise, it's important that you do all of the research necessary to find a licensed, experienced plastic surgeon to perform breast augmentation. Because women will want the best, most precise procedure performed to minimize, if not eliminate, any complications, women will want only the best breast augmentation surgeon to be hired. It's simple to use a search engine and find many qualified physicians. Never look for a doctor through the yellow pages and assume they are any good, however. You should make sure that you get a second and even third opinion and/or interview each breast implant physician to make sure that they are right for the job and know what they are doing.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Breast Implants

A great way to boost a woman's confidence is breast implants. It goes without saying that women often feel self conscious because they feel their breasts are too small, which leads them to feel embarrassed in the bedroom, or when trying to meet someone to date. A woman may find an item of clothing that they like and don't feel like they would properly fill out the figure. Perhaps they feel they used to have a pleasant size, but after childbirth and breastfeeding, they have lost its perk. For all of these women, there is an option of breast implants, to get back their confidence and or the shape that they used to have.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Time For A Change ?

Some women wish to enhance their body contour because they feel that their breasts are too small. Other women seek to correct a reduction in breast volume after pregnancy and nursing, or to balance a difference in breast size. The results of breast augmentation can be subtle or dramatic, and depend on a patient’s personal preferences. For many of a board certified plastic surgeon’s patients, the results of breast augmentation surgery are satisfying and exhilarating.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Photo Gallery

New Additions to our photo gallery.. let me know what you think .. http://www.myatlantaplasticsurgeon.com/gallery/photogallery.php

The Neuro-Scientific Benefits of Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery success has been traditionally associated with the changed appearance of a specific treatment area located on the body and/or face. Whether the improvement from plastic surgery meant altering shape or otherwise improving appearance, there is no doubt that plastic surgery results offer an enhancement for many people today. Quantifiable results of plastic surgery are simple to demonstrate through the improved appearance of a treatment area. More recently, the neuro-scientific benefits associated with plastic surgery have been realized. Numerous studies have provided evidence that other aspects of life may be positively influenced through plastic surgery.

Monday, March 25, 2013