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Patients who want to have more youthful skin have many treatment options when they see their plastic surgeon. Two of the most popular and least invasive methods for removing wrinkles and fine lines are Botox Cosmetic® and dermal fillers. These two injectable treatments have slightly different applications and methods of effectiveness; before choosing which one is right for you, read on to familiarize yourself with each treatment.
Understanding Botox Cosmetic®
Botox is one of the most popular forms of what are known as neuromuscular toxins. These toxic agents are used to treat small or newly forming wrinkles on the face, and generally remain effective for three to four months before requiring touchups. A neuromuscular toxin is able to temporarily paralyze muscles at the injection site, preventing them from causing the skin to move and form wrinkles. Any side effects are generally localized, and include bruising at the injection site and paralyzing muscle groups not included in the treatment plans.
Understanding Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers make up a category that includes a variety of injectable treatments used to add volume to the face. These fillers are effective for treating deep lines and wrinkles and filling out the face for added structure. Dermal fillers can also be used for augmentations of the lips and other soft tissues. While collagen-based fillers have been in use for many years and offer three to six months of effective treatment, they are being replaced by fillers made from hyaluronic acid, which causes fewer allergic reactions than collagen fillers and lasts six months to a year. Side effects for these treatments are generally restricted to bruising and swelling or irritation at the injection site, though some patients do have allergic reactions.
If you are interested in the benefits of injectable fillers, Dr. Faires of Faires Plastic Surgery can introduce you to these innovative treatments and help you choose the best fit for your skin. For more information, you can call our Fort Worth office today at (817) 339-6962.
Last updated 9 days ago
Botox has been a popular method for reducing wrinkles for many years. Most patients think of Botox as a way to smooth wrinkles that have already formed, but that is not the only application for this treatment. Botox also has the ability to prevent newly forming wrinkles from becoming permanent.
Wrinkles form in the places of your skin that repeatedly fold when you make facial expressions. When your doctor injects Botox into areas that are susceptible to wrinkles, he or she can help prevent a permanent wrinkle. To learn how this process works, watch this short video.
If you want to find out more about Botox and whether this treatment could work for you, or find out more about other types of plastic and cosmetic surgery, contact Faires Plastic Surgery in Fort Worth today at (817) 339-6962. Our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Faires, can answer all your questions and help you begin a treatment plan.
Last updated 16 days ago
Liposuction is a procedure that helps patients enhance and reshape certain areas of their bodies by removing excess fat deposits. By removing excess fat deposits, the procedure improves body contours and proportions, ultimately enhancing the patients’ body image and self esteem. This cosmetic surgery technique is ideal for individuals who are in good health and engage in a reasonable level of fitness, but are struggling to lose localized fat deposits.
Following a liposuction surgery, it may take several months for the swelling to go down. After that, however, patients can expect to see the improved contours of their treatment regions. In order to maintain these body-slimming results, it’s important for patients to continue with the same diet and exercise routine before and after surgery. By living a healthy lifestyle, patients can help keep a healthy body weight and maintain the new contour of their treatment regions. Weight gain, on the other hand, can actually reverse the results of a liposuction surgery.
To learn more about preparing for and maintaining the results of your liposuction surgery, schedule a consultation with Faires Plastic Surgery at (817) 339-6962. Dr. Raymond Faires is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with more than 23 years of experience helping his Fort Worth patients look and feel their best.
Last updated 23 days ago
Breast augmentation surgery is a process in which surgeons place breast implants in a way that increases fullness or improves symmetry. Some common reasons why women undergo breast augmentation surgery include enlarging smaller breasts, restoring breast volume that was lost after pregnancy, or enhancing breasts that are disproportionate in size and shape. If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, there are some factors you should consider and thoroughly discuss with your plastic surgeon.
Deciding between saline and silicone
Saline implants are inserted empty and then filled with sterile salt water, while silicone implants are filled with a thick, sticky fluid that closely resembles human fat. Saline solution is similar to the type of fluid that is already found in the human body. However, many women choose silicone implants because they feel that this option more closely resembles the look and feel of natural breasts.
Choosing the size of your implants
Cup size is not consistent across most store brands, so it can be a difficult way for a patient to gauge her ideal cup size. Patients can get more information about breast implant sizes by viewing pictures online or by speaking with friends about their breast augmentation surgeries. This information will help patients better understand different size options when they are discussing breast augmentation surgery with their plastic surgeons.
Finding the right incision placement
Regardless of the size and type of implant that a patient chooses, there are three options regarding where the incision is placed: in the crease of the breast, around the nipple, and through the armpit. Each of these placement affects how long it will take the incision to heal and how quickly the scar will disappear. For this reason, patients should thoroughly discuss incision options with their plastic surgeons.
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation surgery, contact Faires Plastic Surgery of Fort Worth at (817) 339-6962. Dr. Raymond Faires is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Fort Worth with more than 23 years of experience. You can learn more about our quality plastic surgery procedures by clicking on the link to our website.
Last updated 1 month ago
Liposuction and tummy tuck are two cosmetic surgery procedures that can help enhance and contour the shape of your abdomen. Even though both of these procedures have the similar effect of helping you improve the appearance of your abdominal region, there are some major differences between these two techniques. Understanding these differences is key to determining which cosmetic surgery procedure is right for you.
Ideal candidates for each procedure
Liposuction uses a tube and small surgical incisions to permanently remove fat cells from a patient’s body. This is a far less intensive procedure than a tummy tuck, which can remove the bulging of fat cells and loose skin that comes from pregnancy, C-sections, weight loss fluctuations, and large fat deposits. Liposuction is generally recommended to help individuals within 10 to 15 pounds of their ideal weight remove small, stubborn fat pockets.
Techniques used during each procedure
Most of today’s liposuction techniques use a tumescent solution, or saline and anesthetic, which allow the surgery to be done with local anesthesia and sedation, or decrease the amount of postoperative pain. This causes less bleeding and swelling than through the tube insertion and small incisions. A tummy tuck surgery corrects abdominal issues of loose skin and weak muscles by removing the excess skin and tightening loose muscles in the abdomen.
Recovery for each procedure
Liposuction is a less invasive procedure than a tummy tuck, so it requires a less complicated recovery period. Following a liposuction procedure, patients wear a compressed garment over the treatment area. During a tummy tuck recovery, bandages and drains are placed and the patient is required to take medications to reduce the chance of infection.
Dr. Raymond Faires of Faires Plastic Surgery is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with more than 28 years of experience in Fort Worth. Our office is committed to providing patients with individualized, cost-effective care at the highest quality available. To learn more about our cosmetic surgery procedures, give us a call at (817) 339-6962.