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.
GYNECOMASTIA - Male Breast Reduction
Gynecomastia Correction is a breast reduction procedure that is performed on males. It is estimated that 65% of teenage boys experience gynecomastia. Most boys outgrow gynecomastia within a few years, but 10% to 15% will carry their problem into adulthood. For these patients, breast reduction is usually the only way to reshape and streamline the chest. Reasons for gynecomastia may include a variety of factors including hormonal changes, hereditary conditions, or the use of certain drugs.
How is GYNECOMASTIA performed?
Dr. Dickie will remove excess fat and glandular tissue from the breast either through the armpit or in the areola. This procedure can be performed in conjunction with liposuction. If the patient has excess fat in the breast and not much evidence of excess glandular tissue, Dr. Dickie may chose to perform the reduction using liposuction only.
IS GYNECOMASTIA CORRECTION RIGHT FOR YOU?
At the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Dickie understands that your sense of well-being is very much associated with how you feel about your looks. You may be an ideal candidate for this procedure if your condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments and you have maintained a stable weight.
The patient may experience discomfort for several days following the surgery. Bruising and swelling can be apparent. An elastic garment or pressure binder is used to reduce and flatten the space resulting from removal of the excess breast tissue during the surgery.
Please contact the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dickie. During this consultation, risks and complications associated with the procedure will be discussed. This time will also allow you to view pre- and post-operative photos, and obtain information about any other cosmetic enhancement that you might be considering.