Cosmetic Procedures: here’s why non-surgical facial rejuvenation is often a good choice

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Hi! I am Dr M Szalay and today I am going to talk about wrinkle injections.

There’s no denying that a significant number of people are not satisfied with their natural look. The ageing process has got a lot to answer for!

Wrinkles, fine line, sagging skin and loss of facial volume that appear as signs of ageing not only affect the facial appearance but can become a source of concern for many.

The good news is there are cosmetic treatments designed to improve various facial flaws and achieve a more youthful appearance.

However, the choices are many and varied and people can easily get confused about the roles of non-surgical and surgical procedures. As someone who has significant experience in performing both non-surgical and surgical facial rejuvenation, I have a good understanding of the pros and cons of both types of procedures.

This article focuses mainly on the uses of non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Non-surgical facial rejuvenation is gaining popularity as a safe yet effective way to enhance facial skin and appearance.

Here are some reasons why patients may opt for non-surgical facial rejuvenation:

Minimal commitment, minimal stress

Non-surgical procedures can yield rewarding results that last for months. Since these results are not permanent, you can always try a certain procedure and repeat them if you are happy with the results. In case the results don’t meet your expectations, you can have a different procedure done after the effects of the previous treatment fade away.

Minimal downtime

There are some patients who aren’t willing or able to invest the required time in recovering from a surgical procedure. Non-surgical procedures have minimal downtime, with side effects typically limited to mild redness, swelling or bruising. The procedure can be performed during the lunch hour and the patient can often get back to their normal life immediately.

Non surgical rejuvenation may be the best cosmetic choice

There can be situations where non surgical treatment can provide a superior cosmetic result. One example is with patients with mild bags of their lower eyelids. If lower eyelid surgery is performed in these patients, it is possible for the lower eyelid to appear hollow. A better option in these patients is to inject some filler to plump out the areas surrounding the bags. This can make the bags less obvious and will not result in hollowness of the lower eyelid.

If you are considering non surgical facial rejuvenation, it is important to consult with an experienced cosmetic doctor who can provide you with balanced advice, taking into account your goals, expectations, age and current facial appearance.

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Surgical Neck Lift

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Hi! I am Dr M Szalay and today I am going to talk about neck lift.

Improving the appearance of the neck is a common reason why patients come to see me. Some patients are bothered by the appearance of their neck and wear a scarf to cover it up, which can be a bit inconvenient in a warm climate such as ours.

When it comes to sagging skin resulting from ageing, many individuals are more concerned about the looseness of their neck than their facial skin. Neck laxity also results in a loss of definition between the neck and jaw, resulting in a more aged appearance of the lower face.

There are some different techniques that can be used to tighten loose neck tissue.

Neck Liposuction

Neck Liposuction involves removing excess fat beneath the chin that is causing a loss of definition of your profile.

In order to be a good candidate for for neck liposuction, there needs to be good elasticity of the skin and this usually means that if you wish to have this procedure without also having a lifting procedure, you need to be less than 40.

Over the age of 40 neck liposuction can still be performed, but it is usually necessary to combine it with a tightening procedure listed below.

Minimally invasive neck lift

A minimally invasive neck lift involves using multiple fine sutures to lift and tighten the tissue of the neck. Excess skin is removed by an incision that carries backwards, behind the ear, into the hairline. The reason that I use this technique is that there is less undermining of the skin than more invasive neck lifts.

Does a minimally invasive neck lift need to be combined with a minimally invasive facelift?
The answer to this question is yes, it usually does. The reason for this is that the direction of the lift carries backwards, but also upwards on to the face. In order to achieve a blended result, it is usually necessary to improve the loose facial tissues as well as the neck.

Platysmal plication

The muscle of the neck is called the platysma. As this loosens, the neck sags and often 2 separate loose bands can be seen travelling downwards from beneath the chin.

A platysmal plication involves a small incision beneath the chin and tightening the platysma muscle with sutures under direct vision.

I find the platysmal plication procedure useful for patients who have early loosening of the neck, and sometimes for patients having revision neck surgery. If the neck loosening is more extensive, I find the minimally invasive neck lift a more effective procedure.

I have performed over 900 minimally invasive face and neck lifts. The following are a few of the neck lifts which I have performed.

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Results may vary among individuals. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. For more information visit http://www.precisioncosmetic.com.au