In your 20s, skin is generally free of the signs of aging. Start a medically supervised treatment plan now to protect your skin from the harmful effects of sun and environment.
Proper cleansing, moisturizing, and use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily will help ward off early wrinkles and enlarged pores. Mild peels and topical treatments may help control acne. Botox® injections can prevent lines and filler agents such as Restylane®, Radiesse®,and Juvéderm™ can be used to fill out smile lines and augment lips.
For unfavorable size and shape of body features, surgery may be in order. Breast augmentation, breast reduction and other aesthetic procedures can often be performed. Liposculpture and body contouring may also be an option.
Decreased firmness and skin elasticity are a natural part of aging. Introducing anti-oxidants into your skincare routine can help prevent sun damage that leads to lines and age spots. Also, alpha hydroxy acids in conjunction with retinoids and topical antioxidants can restore a youthful appearance to the skin.
Non-invasive laser procedures may improve fine lines, brown spots, and broken blood vessels. Botox® injections can diminish laugh lines and create a smoother forehead. Fillers like Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Juvéderm™ can be used to fill smile lines and augment lips.
Many women find that the rigors of motherhood have an undesired effect on their appearance and confidence. For this group, tummy tucks, breast lifts, and breast augmentation are popular procedures.
For those in their 40s, damage caused by sun exposure become apparent. More aggressive skincare can help combat the visible signs of aging. A combination of topical solutions like tretinoin (Retin-A), AHAs, and BHAs, along with microdermabrasion brings the best results.
There are many procedures available to smooth and tighten skin. Photofacials, chemical peels, and topical treatments are effective in decreasing the signs of aging as well as minimizing pore size. Fillers like Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Juvéderm™ can help restore volume in the mid-face and fill smile lines. For upper face and forehead lines, Botox® injections may be in order.
For those who choose the surgical route, face, brow, eye and neck lifts are very popular procedures.
By age fifty, regular skin examinations by a certified aesthetician or plastic surgeon are essential.
Maintaining natural moisture is more difficult. Peels and light therapy in combination with ultra-hydrating home care can help maintain the balance. Laser resurfacing combined with fillers to restore volume can provide an impressive rejuvenation.
In all likelihood, more extensive facial rejuvenation and resurfacing procedures will be necessary at this stage. Depending on your appearance goals, comprehensive surgery can reverse signs of aging in the face, brow, mid-face, and neck areas. A facelift or brow lift in conjunction with laser resurfacing can yield dramatic results. The payoff for more invasive surgery is a natural, more supple look that is virtually undetectable.
Breast reduction, otherwise referred to as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure intended for women with large, pendulous breasts. Often, these women face a variety of health problems caused by excessive breast size. Some of these problems include back pain, neck pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities, and breathing problems.
Breast reduction is one procedure that not only has cosmetic benefits, but also may provide physical relief. The procedure involves removing fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts with the intent of making them smaller, lighter and firmer. The procedure also reduces the size of the areola (the darker pigmented skin around the nipple). The goal of this procedure is to give individuals smaller and firmer-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of their body.
Is Breast Reduction right for you?
Breast reduction surgery is performed on women who have large, sagging breasts. The procedure is intended for a person who is troubled by their size and position of the breast, as well as for someone who complains of restricted activity due to physical discomfort.
As with any surgical procedure, it is important that you set up a consultation to discuss the risks associated with this surgery. Contact the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery to see if this procedure is right for you.
HOW IS BREAST redUctioN PERFORMED?
There are various techniques associated with the breast reduction procedure. The technique used by Dr. Dickie involves an inverted-T incision that circles the areola, extends downward and follows the curve of the crease beneath the breast. Dr. Dickie then removes excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin and re-positions the nipple and areola into the new position. In some cases where there is excess fat around the armpit, or flank area, liposuction may be used to correct these areas.
In most cases, the nipples remain attached to their blood vessels and nerves. However, if the breasts are very large or pendulous, the nipples and areolas may have to be completely removed and grafted into a higher position. The stitches are then placed around the areola, in a vertical line extending downward, and along the lower crease of the breast. Decreased sensation in the nipple occurs with this procedure.
Typically, breast reduction surgery is not a painful operation. The patient may experience discomfort for a short period following surgery. Normal activities may be resumed within a 10-day period. Lifting or pushing anything heavy should be avoided for at least three to four weeks.
Contact the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery to book your personal consultation with Dr. Dickie. Let us help you be the best you can be. We are committed to helping you look and feel great.