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How Can a Brow lift Benefit Me?

By Dr. Philip Schoenfeld, MD

How Can a Brow lift Benefit Me?

 

 

Many of us take for granted how big a roll the eyebrows play in our appearance, our facial expressions, and our communication with others. Raising or lowering the eyebrows can enhance a smile or a frown, show someone kindness, sorrow, joy or surprise. The eyebrows are no doubt an important facial feature, but they are also vulnerable to unwanted side effects of the aging process. Over time, the skin of the forehead and face will become lax and inelastic, leaving the eyebrows to sag. A brow lift procedure can correct a sagging brow, a wrinkled forehead, and provide many benefits to patients.

 

Improve Facial Expressions

 

Without the eyebrows, facial expressions may lose much of their meaning. Sagging eyebrows can also leave others thinking you are sad, tired, or even angry, no matter how big you might be smiling. You may have noticed that your brow has begun to sag on its own. You might have also been getting asked if you’re upset more often, thanks to a permanent change to your facial features. When the eyebrows are working against you, a brow lift surgery can provide relief.

 

Reveal the Eyes

 

As a side effect of a sagging brow, your eyes might be getting lost in the mess. With the downward pressure of the skin and brow, your eyelids will also droop and sag. Hooded eyelids can cause additional problems, even blocked vision. If you’re unable to see well because of a sagging brow and eyelids, you could be in danger when you drive and cross the street. Brow lift surgery will expose your eyes to the world again, it will also help you to better see the world around you.

 

Rejuvenate the Appearance

 

A sagging brow won’t just make you look tired or angry, it will also age your appearance significantly. If the upper portion of your face is marked by deep lines, creases, and sagging skin, a brow lift is the right approach to alleviate these problems. You may have noticed deep lines in a v-shape, also called frown or worry lines. Horizontal lines will also form across the forehead as a result of the aging process, appearing deeper as the skin sags. Brow lift surgery is a great way to reverse the signs of aging and erase years from your appearance.

 

Am I a Good Candidate for Brow Lift Surgery?

 

If any of the above benefits could improve your appearance or quality of life, a brow lift surgery might be a good procedure for you to consider. In order to be eligible for this facial plastic surgery, you should be in good physical health, not smoke, and have a reasonable expectation for your results. On average, brow lift patients tend to be between the ages of 40 and 65, but surgery is not limited to this age range. To decide if brow lift surgery is a good choice for you, consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon for an evaluation and discussion about potential surgical changes and your own anticipated results.

 

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Written by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld, MD. Dr. Schoenfeld is the founder and Medical Director of RENU in Chevy Chase, Maryland and Washington DC metropolitan area. Dr. Schoenfeld is board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Beauty Hacks: Stay Younger For Longer

Beauty Hacks: Stay Younger For Longer

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Aging is one of those bitter sweet moments in our lives. We’re growing and gaining even more experience and creating even more memories, but we’re also getting wrinkles… Now, although aging is natural, a quite beautiful in fact, it’s understandable if you’d like to push the years back a little. So don’t surrender yourself yet – you’ve still got a few more years in you.

Here are some tricks to keep you looking younger for longer.

Skin care

There are plenty of skin care products and moisturizers that claim to replenish the skin, giving the appearance of a younger look, and although they may make a slight difference, what you really need is the best antioxidant cream. This is a super charged moisturizer that is packed full of antioxidants and nutrients to fight all the free radicals while protecting your skin from aging. Not only will this prevent any future damage, but it will also reverse what has already been done.

Cheeks

Over time your cheeks decrease in volume, giving your face a thinner look which can sometimes make you appear older than you actually are. One trick to solve this problem is blusher. Dusting a bit on the apples of your cheeks (or lack of) will brighten up your look completely, making you look revitalized and youthful. Just make sure you choose the right shade. The trick here is that you don’t want it to look like you’re wearing blusher at all. For lighter skin tones, a peach works well. And for darker tones, a bronze.

Eyes

As you get older your eyes can sometimes sink in a little – it’s your job to make them stand out again. This is where the power or makeup really helps. If you feel as though your eyes have become quite hooded over time, apply a brown shade two tones darker than your own skin to your eyelid, and create the impression of a shadow where they used to be. Then all you need is a coat or two of mascara. This is what will make your eyes pop. If you have fair or light colored hair, black mascara may be a little too much, so instead invest in a brown shade. It’ll still do the job, but make you look a lot more natural.

Lips

As you get older, your lips can start to thin, leaving you with quite a miserable looking appearance. If this is the case, invest in some lip plumping glosses that will not only stimulate the natural collagen in your lips, but they will look juicy too. You should also make sure that you always have a good lip balm with you at all times. Who knows when your lips will decide to dry out and crack, so you should be prepared. Just like our skin needs a moisturizer to keep us hydrated, our lips need something too.

So now you have the tricks, put them to the test and see what works best for you. Just remember, you should never be embarrassed about getting older. You’re still living! Just with more experience.

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5 Easy Ways To Achieve Radiant Looking Skin

5 Easy Ways To Achieve Radiant Looking Skin

For those of us who aren’t blessed with the complexion of Cate Blanchett, it can be hard to achieve anything close to the radiant skin look. You may have blotches and blemishes that you don’t merely want to cover up but that you want to get rid of. You’ve heard hundreds of random old wives tales, like carrying an acorn around in your pocket will leave you wrinkle-free, and you just don’t buy it. Take a look at these more sensible ways to achieve healthy, glowing skin.

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Exfoliate

It’s vital that if exfoliating your grubby pores isn’t a key part of your skincare routine, it needs to be added immediately. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells that can appear dry, flaky and blotchy from your face. This should leave a smoother surface on which to carry out the next stage of your skincare regimen. Ensure that you add the all important face toner to your skincare routine to remove oil build-up, unclogging your pores and allowing your skin to feel refreshed.

Cleansing

You could, of course, apply a bit of generic soap on a flannel and scrub away, but this won’t get you any closer to your goal of a glowing complexion. You need to rub your skin in gentle circles with whatever cleanser you choose. Look for products for sensitive skin containing natural ingredients. This way, your skin has less of a chance to react adversely to anything that may be synthetic.

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Drink Well

To keep your skin healthy, just like any other organ of the body it needs to be hydrated at all times. Drink plenty of water, and if you want to go one step further when using H2O, try sucking on an ice cube. By doing this, you are cooling down your facial skin cells, resulting in a rosier cheeked complexion.

Boost Your Vitamins

Both Vitamins B and D can aid the regeneration of the skin’s cells and prevent you from looking red and having breakouts. Being deficient in either one of these vitamins could see your skin having a tendency to encounter spottiness and sweatier pores. Vitamin C has long been added to moisturisers as it is a powerful antioxidant that promotes healthy collagen. Sun damaged skin is also known to improve if a Vitamin C serum is used regularly.

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Sleep

If you don’t want the dreaded grey, puffy bags under your eyes, it’s vital that you are getting a good night’s sleep. It isn’t necessarily about the quantity of your sleep, but the quality. Try and go to bed at a similar time each night to allow your body to fall into a healthy sleep routine. By getting some quality rest, you’ll wake up feeling refreshed, and this will be echoed in your complexion.

Achieving a radiant look isn’t easy, but if you look beyond your facial skin routine and also consider what you put into your body and how much rest you get, you’ll be able to strive for the healthy, glowing look.

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Benefits Of Hyaluronic Acid

By Guest Blogger, Hannah D.

Cleansing dry skin is a tricky business. Any wrong product or ingredient can easily zap out the remaining moisture on your skin.

This, in the end, can spell more trouble.

Dry skin isn’t only unattractive, but it can also make you too conscious of yourself. You can end up with rough skin, flaking and even bleeding.

In choosing the right cleanser for dry skin, you need to pay close attention to its formula and ingredients. Make sure that there are no harsh components that can make your skin drier than it already is.

Pick products that have great hydrating properties. One of your best options is hyaluronic acid.

This ingredient is able to hold 1,000 times its weight in water. It can attract and retain moisture on your skin without being occlusive.

 For these properties, hyaluronic acid isn’t just great for dry skin. It also makes a great choice even for those who have oily and acne-prone skin.

 Hyaluronic acid can work wonders on aging skin, too. By keeping the skin plump and hydrated, it can essentially make wrinkles and fine lines a lot less prominent.

 To know more about this ingredient and how it can help you deal with your skin concerns, check out the infographic below.

 

Hyaluronic Acid For Skin: The Little-Known Secret To Healthier Skin

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Hannah Do is the founder of Thank Your Skin, a beauty blog dedicated to providing honest skin care advice and information. She aspires to help her readers achieve their most beautiful skin by sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research. Check out her latest article about pure organic castor oil. You can find her on TwitterPinterest and Facebook

 

How to get rid of whiteheads

By Guest Blogger, Sancta

How to get rid of whiteheads

Do you feel that when you were just about to take relief that you managed a mighty escape from breakouts, but now you are caught up with whiteheads? Fret not, for there is a solution for everything. Whiteheads and blackheads are the not so cool partners that leave your face looking that one step away from calling ‘clear skin’. Although whiteheads do not make your skin look bad as a breakout, these are certainly unhealthy for skin and guess out, they are a type of acne too!

Whiteheads and blackheads are called comedones which are non-inflammatory acne blemishes. When your tiny skin pores are clogged with sebum, they cause whiteheads. When these clogged pores with sebum and bacterial growth come in contact with air, they get oxidized and turn black- blackheads ultimately! Whiteheads make skin rough, and gives it a dull look. They are a sign that your skin is in great need of a proper skin care routine and help. There are many ways to prevent and remove whiteheads. Topical removal of whiteheads at a spa, using Salicylic acid and Benzoyl peroxide are few of the most effective and best ways for immediate results. However, if aren’t very keen about these methods you can always turn to home remedies that help to remove whiteheads. Here are few…

Face packs for whiteheads removal

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Baking soda with water: A small amount of baking soda with water is one of the best remedies to fight against the bacterial build up on face that causes whiteheads. It also helps to balance the pH level in skin which will check on sebum production. Use this mixture as an exfoliator once in a week. If you have sensitive skin you can avoid this remedy and try others.

Lemon juice: Plain lemon juice for face is a brilliant hack. Its alpha hydroxyl acid content works to balance sebum, unclog blocked pores and fight bacterial build up, and also lighten the scars and marks left behind by whiteheads. Apply lemon juice on your face twice a week and wash off after 10 minutes.

Tea tree oil: This is one of the best oils that work or whiteheads. Tea tree oil is anti bacterial in nature and also an astringent. This means your skin pores are tightened and also bacterial activity is reduced to a great extent, which thereby suppresses whiteheads. Use plain tea tree oil for face, leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and wash off.

You can also use other natural products to combat whiteheads. They include; apple cider vinegar, cornstarch, oatmeal, honey, walnut powder, apricot, ground almonds, cinnamon, etc.

Pay attention to…

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·       Your diet: Consume a lot of vegetables and fresh fruits. They will help to clear out the toxin build up from body. Your skin will be naturally healthy which means less of sebum and whiteheads. Take Vitamin E and C supplements since they aid in skin renewal and repair. You can either include them as tomato face packs, lemon juice, orange juice, avocado mask, etc., or consume them directly.

·       Your skin care routine: Exfoliate twice a week and not more than that. Cleanse face twice a day without fail. Indulge in the use of facial oils to improve overall skin health. You can try Vitamin E oil, Kumkumadi Thailam, olive oil, etc. Keep hair away from face, change pillow cases regularly, avoid touching your face (you will be spreading the whiteheads without your knowledge), replace face towel with disposable tissues (to keep away bacterial build up), pamper your skin the amazing benefits of facials.

·       Your face products: Use cosmetic products that are non comedogenic, skin products that contain ingredients that are safe for your skin type (and do not cause you to break out). Clean your make up applicators regularly since they are the most viable source of bacteria.

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Sancta, a post graduate in English Literature, true to the education loves to be wrapped into a world of poetry and the scent of old books. After short experiments in different fields of business, she is currently following her passion as beauty blogger at Lifestylica.

Doing These Things Regularly Will Make You A Natural Beauty

Doing These Things Regularly Will Make You A Natural Beauty

If you want to be a natural beauty, you need to make sure you get into a consistent routine. Doing the things in this guide regularly will make you glow from the inside out, not to mention feel great. You’ll soon realise that you don’t need to wear a ton of makeup or spend hours getting ready in the morning to look beautiful. Read on to learn what to do!

Get Your 5 A Day

It’s recommended that we all get 5 portions of fruits and vegetables a day to stay healthy. Not only will it mean health in the long-term, it’ll mean looking and feeling great. Fruit and veggies are a great way to get our fibre intake up, as well as healthy carbs, and more color in our diets! Try to have a portion with each meal, and figure out healthy snacks you can have throughout the day. Fruit salad, vegetable sticks and hummus, and even vegetable rich foods like stews and stir frys are all brilliant examples. If you don’t currently ‘like’ vegetables, commit to trying one new one a week until you find something you like. It can take a little while for your tastes to change, but the more you cut down on junk and eat better, the more you’ll crave better foods.

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Drink 3 Litres Of Water

People don’t tend to drink much water, and this leaves them feeling lethargic, amongst other things. Most people don’t realise that by drinking a large glass of water upon waking each morning, they can feel alert and energised almost right away! Add fruit to water to make it taste better, rather than cordials and things that can have bad ingredients. Drinking water with honey and lemon upon waking is a great alternative to coffee, and many amazing supermodels and celebrities swear by it too!

If you need motivation to drink water, you could download an app that allows you to track your water intake – some fitness trackers allow you to do this too. You can even carry a large bottle with you each day, and mark the times throughout the day on it, aiming to have drank that much by that time. You will eventually be drinking 3 litres of water naturally, and as your body gets used to it you won’t be making as many toilet trips.

Get Active

Getting and staying active will not only help you lead a better quality of life in the long run; it will make you look and feel incredible. You can better maintain and lose weight by staying active, and many people who exercise look younger later on in life. You don’t need to do hardcore workouts for this to be effective. You can simply make sure you walk a lot. Adding more steps throughout the day can be as simple as parking a little further away or taking the stairs rather than the elevator. Swimming, yoga, and pilates are all incredible forms of exercise too. Keep things interesting and varied and you’ll get into a good routine. Once you’re in a routine, it’s really tough to quit!

Eventually, you might feel like trying out a type of exercise that’s a little harder. As long as you always aim to improve, you’re going to look and feel great!

Say Bye To Dead Skin Cells

Dead skin cells can make the skin look dry and rough, on both the face and body. You should get rid of them regularly to make sure you’re glowing. Exfoliation can also keep the blood pumping healthily, as well as reduce lumps and bumps. Read up on reviews of the 10 best exfoliators so you find something that’s suitable for your face and body. The face needs a more gentle product, while the body can afford something a little rougher. There are products out there that aren’t 100% safe, and can actually rip the skin.

Once you’ve found a product that suits you, make sure you get into a frequency that works for you too.

Use A Silk Pillowcase

Silk pillowcases are incredible for all kinds of reasons. When it comes to your hair, they can help to retain moisture and prevent things like split ends from taking place. When it comes to your skin, it’ll reduce drag (unlike cotton pillows) helping you to wake up looking far more refreshed. They are perfect for helping the entire body retain moisture while getting a great night’s rest.

Take Your Vitamins

Vitamins aren’t always necessary; you certainly don’t need to take everything under the sun. However, taking a look at your diet and lifestyle and then selecting vitamins that suit you best is a good way to go about it. For example, if you exercise a lot, taking a fish oil supplement or a vegan alternative will help to keep your joints healthy and lubricated. A multivitamin is a good choice for just about everybody. If you’re a vegan or a vegetarian, make sure you look into suitable supplements, such as B12. Although these diets can have many great benefits on a person and the planet, you don’t want to develop any deficiencies or issues.

Focus On Self Development

Focusing on your own self development is a beautiful thing, and therefore will help to make you a natural beauty. How can you do this? Read books. Take courses. Follow your interests and passions. Don’t get stuck in a rut and become complacent. Being focused on your own development is one of the most incredible, attractive things you can do.

Start Smiling

Just because some of the biggest celebrities in the world refuse to smile doesn’t mean you should too. Smiling is far more attractive than a straight face, so make sure you do it more. The more you smile, the more you should find your mood lifted too! Smiling at a stranger always feels good and will no doubt make you more of a natural beauty.

Do you do some of these things already, or do you have your own routine that you feel makes you naturally beautiful? Leave your thoughts and comments below. Come back soon!

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Japanese Samurai Portrait Tattoos: An Artistic Statement

Japanese Samurai Portrait Tattoos: An Artistic Statement

Some people who have always wanted a tattoo, just like the look of it. They like the fact it makes them look different from the average person walking around. It may not mean much to them, as getting a tattoo to them, may be purely for aesthetic reasons. For some people, however, tattoos are a thing of art. Body art has exploded among the Millennial generation. Many more people are now getting unique tattoos that have a personal meaning to them. There are some places around the world that have inspired tattoo artists and enthusiasts alike. One of the best tattoo styles to take inspiration from, are those that have inking, in their culture. The Japanese samurais of past centuries tattooed themselves for many reasons. Those reasons have drifted down into the present day, and many people align themselves with them.

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The meaning

Samurai swordsman used tattoos as a means of declaring allegiance to their feudal masters. Their masters paid them a wage, gave them a room to stay in, and after long years of service, gave them land and property. The relationship between soldier and commander was much closer than other cultures of the same time period. Respect, honor, and loyalty were the key aspects of a samurai’s life. However, the tattoos they gave each other, weren’t lines or shapes, but rather, portraits of scenes and important figures in their lifestyle. Honorable samurais who died in battle, masters who were kind to their subjects, and maidens who blessed them before battle, were the most popular styles of the day.

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When bringing it to life

Japanese portrait art’s main colors are green, red, black and blue. You can bring your own inks to the tattoo artist you’ve chosen, so you can get the most authentic look possible. The best tattoo inks are hard to come by, so choosing the highest quality kinds will take a little research. They must also be FDA approved for safety and be low in toxicity. The best ingredient will either be arsenic or lead, but they should feature in the ink, in moderate quantities. The brighter, the better, because as the body art ages, the sun will gradually fade the ink away; therefore get it as bright as you can so it lasts a long time.

The style

Whichever style you’re looking for, the Japanese portrait art tattoo culture is not for the faint hearted. The portrait tattoos are artistic endeavors, and they require a lengthy process to be completed. The design must be exquisite, but also practical. This won’t be just any body art you’re getting, the Japanese take their tattoo history very seriously. Out of respect, you should carefully plan the type of style you’re going to have. Study various periods of the culture, such as the Feudal Edo Period. Portraits always have a figure in the frame, so you must choose an entity or a person that once lived as the main character of your tattoo. They can be aggressive, loving, powerful, wealthy or giving a symbolic gesture.

A portrait will most likely go on your back, legs or ribs, because this kind of art style, needs more room than just symbols and decal-like designs. It carries with it, a long and powerful history, so it’s wise to learn up on this style before you delve into it. The portrait you choose should have some personal meaning to you, so it’s a symbolic gesture as well as a personal statement.

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Poison Plants Ruining your Summer?

By Guest Blogger Gene C.

Poison Plants Ruining your Summer?

Do you know of any plants that cause an allergic reaction to over 50 million Americas every year?  A species of plants that over 85% of the worlds population is allergic to?

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, & Poison Sumac are poisonous plants that dwell in most parts of the United States and can camouflage itself in your garden.  Without knowing its whereabouts or its defining characteristics, this can certainly ruin a weekend if infected.

Redness, itching, and blistering are all side effects of the allergic reaction that can be caused by coming into contact with these plants and not taking the proper actions to rid oneself of the infection.

Next time you are curious about a mysterious green on your property or an awkward looking plant on your stroll through the woods, keep this infographic in mind before grabbing what could be an itchy mistake.

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Symptoms of an Ingrown Toenail and Treatment

By Guest Blogger Jessica M.

Symptoms of an Ingrown Toenail and Treatment

 

Both genders, male and female, may need to face the issue of an ingrown toenail. No one wants to have one simply because of the pain and discomfort that ingrown toenail can bring.

Symptoms of an ingrown toenail

The signs and symptoms of the ingrown toenail can either or all of the following below:

  • The skin that is next to the nail can be swollen, hard or tender.
  • You can feel a pain when you place pressure on your toe.
  • There is fluid building around the toe area.

What are the signs of infection?

Here is the thing, once you see signs or symptoms that you have an ingrown toenail, it is a must that one should have this treated right away. If things get worse, one may experience infection, and the issue will come harder to handle or treat. Signs of infections may either be or all of the below:

  • Redness of the skin. Redness and to add possible swelling of the toe area.
  • A person who has an infected ingrown toenail may experience moderate to heavy pain around their toes.
  • The toe is bleeding and has pus
  • There is an overgrowth of skin surrounding the toe area.
  • A person may feel a bit warmer on the infected area

 

When you need to contact a medical professional

You can try treating your ingrown toenail by using available over the counter medicines or application of home remedies like olive oil etc. Some may leave their feet soaked in warm water for around 15 minutes to 20, four times in a day. But here is a fact, yes, you can try working on it yourself, unfortunately, not all can be treated by making use of simple remedies, some toenail ingrown may need surgery etc. If you avoid visiting a professional and performed wrong treatment to your toenail, then things may get worse.

It is a must that you consult a medical professional in instances that:

  • If in any cases that a person feels severe and extreme discomfort in your toe. The extreme pain may mean graver issue, thus consulting and contacting a medical professional should be done immediately.
  • If the pus and/or redness is spreading, it is a must that you go to your doctor right away.
  • If you have any other condition like diabetes or any cases of poor blood flow to your feet, you should never hesitate to contact a medical professional and avoid self-medications.
  • Foot sore or infection should let you see a medical professional.

 

Treatment options for ingrown toenail

The treatment is dependent on different factors.

Early stages can be treated by:

  • Soaking of foot in warm water that contains salt or antibacterial soap for good number of minutes
  • Drying of foot and making use of the available over the counter antibacterial ointments.
  • Make use of clean dressing to cover the toenail area.
  • Do not cut your nails, wait for few days for nails to grow out then cut it straight across right away.

More severe issues may require one to undergo surgery. The surgery should be performed by medical professionals.

  • The doctor may cut an open infected area with the use of either a needle or a blade to flush out pus.
  • If the ingrown nail is deep, the doctor may require numbing the patient’s toe with the use of local anesthetic and then after, the doctor will remove a vertical strip on the patient’s nail located in the affected area of the toe. After being removed, the nail now has the chance to grow again, this time without an ingrown edge.

Tips to prevent an ingrown toenail

Good news, one can prevent ingrown toenail. There are different tips that you can work on to prevent the growth of ingrown toenails:

  • One should trim their toenails straight across, and ensure that the edges of the nail will not curve in.
  • There are some who are comfortable, cutting their nails too short, thus putting them at higher risk of an ingrown toenail. Avoid cutting nails too short.
  • Avoid wearing too tight shoes, tights or socks.
  • If working in a hazardous environment, it is recommended that one will wear steel-toed boots.

 

Yes, there are toenail fungus remedies’  that can assist one if they experience ingrown toenail, but there is nothing better than preventing it from happening. As the saying goes, “prevention is always better than cure“.

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5 Indicators Why You Might Need Rhinoplasty Revision

By, Dr. Vincent Marin

5 Indicators Why You Might Need Rhinoplasty Revision

Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most complicated procedures performed in the cosmetic arena. As a result, it is one of the procedures where we see the highest percentage of revisionary surgery. Some surgeons even specialize exclusively in revisionary rhinoplasty surgery alone. Thus, it is very important to do your homework and choose your surgeon wisely to reduce the risk of needing a second operation.

  1. Too much or too little was removed from your nose. Most patients requesting a rhinoplasty surgery want a smaller and more refined nose. In years past, surgeons over aggressively removed cartilage and bone from the nose leaving a pinched appearance with a constricted airway. The situation frequently led to the need for revisionary surgery. Some surgeons who were too conservative also have left too much tissue behind. This is an easier situation to remedy, but still requires a secondary operation. The goal of a successful rhinoplasty is to remove just enough to enhance the appearance of the nose while still providing sufficient support to maintain an open airway. Every patient is different and an experienced surgeon is required to assess the situation and choose the most effective treatment.
  2. Rhinoplasty is a surgery of millimeters – literally. Every millimeter makes a difference in rhinoplasty, and thus even the smallest discrepancy can be evident after surgery. If the nose does not appear perfect on the operating table, or as close to perfect as one can make it, it is likely to become an issue after surgery. Thus, you want to choose a physician who appreciates the intricacy of rhinoplasty surgery.
  3. Scar tissue is frequently the enemy in rhinoplasty. Once a surgeon has finished his/her surgery, they lose control of the operation. What this means is that the presence of scar tissue can distort or pull on the underlying bone and cartilage framework after the surgery is complete. Thus, there can be warping or movement of the tissues as a result of scar tissue contraction. This is normally evident several months after the conclusion of your surgery, and is not normally a result of an improperly performed surgery. If this does occur, frequently a revisionary surgery is required.
  4. You are a perfectionist. We frequently see patients who are requesting a rhinoplasty to be very detailed in their assessment of what is wrong with their nose before surgery. As a result, they frequently will search out any abnormalities, no matter how slight, after surgery. No surgeon can get a perfect result, and almost certainly there will become imperfections in the nose after the conclusion of even the best rhinoplasty. The goal in rhinoplasty is a significant improvement in one’s appearance, better balance and refinement and achieving the patient’s aesthetic goals – not perfection. Thus, it is important to accept this fact prior to undergoing any surgical procedure as we as surgeons do not have magic wands.
  5. You may have chosen the wrong doctor. It is important to make sure that your doctor has significant experience in rhinoplasty surgery. Many doctors, even well trained plastic and facial plastic surgeons, do not get enough experience with rhinoplasty, and as a result, have a higher revision rate. Additionally, your doctor could be either not be Board Certified or Certified in the wrong specialty. In most states, ANYONE who is licensed to perform ANY surgical procedures can legally perform cosmetic surgery – as long as they went to a weekend course, pay a fee and have a couple procedures supervised. Board Certified Plastic Surgeons and Facial Plastic Surgeons rigorously train for 5-7 years to learn the intricacies of these procedures, detailed anatomy, the proper finesse, and the management of any complications.

Do your homework before you decide to have any cosmetic surgical procedure.

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Short Bio: Dr. Vincent Marin is a board certified Plastic Surgeon and the founder of Marin Aesthetics, serving at La Jolla, California and the greater San Diego area. Dr. Marin specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, nose, breast and body.