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.