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Category: Facial Rejuvenation

Will a Chin Implant Improve My Jawline?

Every aspect of the face can enhance or detract from its overall attractiveness. Your daily mirror check before you head out the door may show nothing amiss in your frontal view, but what about your profile? The shape and size of your nose and chin greatly influence your profile. Any deficiencies in either feature may detract from the overall appearance of your face. Chin augmentation with an implant can help to define the chin so that it brings greater balance to your profile and improves the appearance of your jawline.

When You Should Consider Chin Augmentation

Rousso - Chin implant before and after photosFacial beauty is assessed and measured by multiple factors. Viewing the face from all angles is necessary to gain a full perspective of the attractiveness of one’s face. While you may not see any deficiencies from the front, a profile view may reveal a weak chin that detracts from your overall facial harmony. Whether your face has bold, chiseled, masculine features or soft, beautiful, feminine features, chin augmentation could improve your overall facial attractiveness. If you have a weak chin that lacks strong definition, chin augmentation can enhance your profile and create greater jawline definition to bring your facial features into balance.

How Implants Are Used for Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation enhances the chin using an implant. Chin implants are made of a synthetic material, and each one is uniquely designed to match the patient’s facial anatomy and cosmetic desires. For this procedure, Dr. Rousso will make a small incision underneath the chin to create a pocket for the implant in front of the chin bone. He will then insert the custom-made implant into the pocket. The implant adds definition that builds up the chin to create a more desirable facial shape and profile. Within two to four weeks, you should be able to see the improvements in your face shape.

 

To learn more about chin augmentation and how it could enhance your face, schedule your appointment today with board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Rousso. Call us at (205) 930-9595 or toll free at (877) 932-0400, or fill out our online consultation form today.

Eyelid Surgery for a More Youthful Appearance

One of the natural consequences of aging is a loss of skin elasticity, which causes the skin to sag. Sagging skin can occur anywhere on the body, even on the eyelids. Sagging upper eyelids and bags under the eyes may cause you to look more aged than you feel. If this is the case, eyelid surgery with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Rousso can restore a more youthful appearance to your face.

Blepharoplasty Before and After PhotosWhen to Consider Eyelid Surgery

There are a few reasons why you may consider eyelid surgery. Eyelid surgery may be right for you if you have upper eyelid skin that is sagging and they appear to be resting on the upper eyelid lash line. This condition can sometimes interfere with your vision. You may also want to consider lower eyelid surgery if you have fat pads that are bulging and creating a puffy appearance. These conditions are most often the result of aging and/or genetic factors that can be corrected with eyelid surgery.

What Eyelid Surgery Can Correct

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can offer patients both cosmetic and functional benefits. The upper/lower blepharoplasty procedure is performed under IV monitored sedation in their accredited operating suites and takes about one hour. Patients will experience some blurred vision after the procedure, which will diminish as they recover. Recovery takes about five to seven days. This procedure will result in a more refreshed and youthful appearance.

Additional Procedures

Eyelid surgery can restore a more youthful appearance on its own, but other cosmetic procedures can enhance the results. If desired, blepharoplasty can be combined with other cosmetic procedures for overall facial rejuvenation. While eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the eyes, it cannot improve sagging eyebrows, eliminate wrinkles, or fill in dark circles. To treat issues such as these, Dr. Rousso can perform eyelid surgery in conjunction with facelift surgery, brow lift surgery, rhinoplasty, facial implants, and skin resurfacing.   

Other non-invasive procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic and other neuromodulators as well as a host of facial fillers are performed at the Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic.

Eyelid surgery with board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Rousso can give you a more attractive and youthful appearance. To schedule your consultation today, call us at (205) 930-9595 or toll-free at (877) 932-0400, or fill out our online contact form.

The Differences Between Facial Fillers

Quick, non-surgical facial treatments are becoming increasingly popular as a way to counteract signs of aging. Many people opt for non-invasive treatments because they provide subtle, natural-looking results with little to no downtime. Facial fillers are the leading choice for erasing signs of aging. However, not every filler is created the same, and each is designed to target different facial areas or problems. It is important to discuss your concerns with the doctor prior to selecting a filler.

Facial Filler Comparison Chart

Difference in Facial Fillers

*All facial fillers offered by Dr. Rousso are created from substances that occur naturally in the body, which minimizes the risk of an allergic reaction. However, some fillers have additives to help control pain or increase the ease of application, which may cause an allergic reaction. Patients who suffer from allergic reactions to lidocaine should not undergo Restylane® Silk treatments. It is important for patients to discuss possible allergies to medications and other substances with Dr. Rousso.

Recovery and Results

All facial fillers may result in some mild side effects, including bruising, redness, and swelling at the injection site. These side effects are very temporary and subside after a few hours.

Facial fillers are selected based on the site to be treated and on which will offer the most optimal result. The number of treatments required to achieve a patient’s desired cosmetic goal will differ, as will the longevity of the results, based on the selected filler. One can expect that most fillers will need to be repeated at 6 to 12 months.

Sculptra® Aesthetic and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® are primarily facial and cheek volumizers. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® provides immediate results after treatment and can last up to two years. After treatment with Sculptra® Aesthetic, you will feel and see improvement, but the optimal results generally take longer to develop because Sculptra® is designed to rebuild your collagen over time. You can expect the results from Sculptra® to last for up to three years.
If you desire the natural, non-surgical results of facial fillers, schedule your consultation with Dr. Rousso today. Contact our office at (205) 930-9595, or fill out our online contact form here for more information.

Ultherapy®: A Non-Invasive Technology to Subtly Tighten Skin

Aging is inevitable! We all would like to appear “forever young,” but we know the clock keeps ticking so we look for alternatives that will slow the aging process to help us look and feel our best.

Many will choose to turn back the aging process more quickly with surgery while others will seek a non-surgical alternative.  The choice depends solely on the individual and what their cosmetic goals are.

Ultherapy® offers a non-invasive approach to improving the elasticity of your skin. Results are individual, and improvement will differ based on a number of factors. One is the age you first have an Ultherapy® treatment. Another is the amount of facial and neck laxity you have prior to treatment, as well as the thickness of your skin. If your skin lacks enough elasticity due to heaviness, then Ultherapy® may not be your best option for the improvement you are seeking. Age does not have to be a factor; it is more about the amount of skin laxity.  

The number of treatments is another factor. One treatment may be enough for some patients while others may require two, three, or more treatments to achieve the optimal result they are wanting. Since Ultherapy® treatment results continue to work over time the initial improvement felt right after treatment will be that of slight redness and a feeling of tightness. These effects will subside after a few hours. One Ultherapy® treatment will continue to give results by stimulating the growth of new collagen.

Ultherapy® uses low levels of focused heat targeted beneath the skin to achieve a positive effect while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed. It takes about an hour to treat an entire face under some topical anesthetic cream. Improvement can be seen as few as 90 days and will continue to improve over the next year.

Ultherapy® requires no downtime. It is FDA-approved, and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety of Ultherapy® treatment.

So, Ultherapy® can be of benefit to many seeking an early approach to staving off the inevitable aging process or just because they prefer a non-surgical approach to aging. It’s your choice!

Ultherapy Non Invasive Technology to Subtly Tighten Skin

To learn more about Ultherapy® or to schedule a consultation, please contact the Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic by calling (205) 930-9595 or filling out our online contact form.

Plasma Skin Resurfacing For Smooth, Youthful Skin

When most people think of skin resurfacing, they may imagine a harsh procedure, like the old CO2 laser of years past that required a much longer period of recovery than the newer lasers preferred by physicians today.

Portrait® plasma skin resurfacing is an FDA-cleared device that offers breakthrough plasma energy technology. It is not a laser, radio-frequency device, or light-based treatment. Rather, plasma is a highly energized gas, which produces heat that works both on and below the surface of the skin to modify the skin’s architecture by removing bad elastin and generating new collagen.

This plasma-containing energy consists of pulses of nitrogen-based plasma directed out of the hand piece and onto the skin. This energy produces a heating action that works at the skin’s surface to remove old sun-damaged skin and promote collagen growth.

Results are seen within seven days and can last indefinitely. Plasma skin resurfacing will restore your facial skin to feel smooth while giving you a more youthful appearance.

Plasma skin resurfacing is effective in reducing the look of:

  • Deep wrinklesBefore and after photo of an actual plasma skin resurfacing patient
  • Fine lines
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Blotchiness
  • Brown spots
  • Acne scars
  • Benign skin lesions / actinic keratoses

Benefits of Plasma Skin Resurfacing

  • Patients naturally regenerate their own healthier skin following treatment
  • Treatment is comparable to laser resurfacing
  • Quicker recovery
  • Dramatic improvements
  • Long-lasting, proven results

Candidates

The ideal candidates for plasma skin resurfacing are those wanting to repair photo damage, improve the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation, remove pre-cancerous lesions, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tighten the skin, and improve the overall texture of the skin.

If you would like to rejuvenate your appearance with plasma skin resurfacing or any other procedure, please contact Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic by calling (205) 930-9595 or toll-free (877) 932-0400. For your convenience, you may also fill out our online contact form.