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.
Liposuction can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas. Typically, areas for liposuction include the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Liposuction, which is also known as "lipoplasty" or "suction lipectomy," has benefited from several new refinements over the years. There are now a number of new techniques; which provide patients with more precise results and quicker recovery times. These techniques frequently allow liposuction to be performed under local anaesthesia.
Although no type of liposuction is a substitute for dieting and exercise, liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that have not responded to traditional weight-loss methods.
How is Liposuction performed?
Liposuction is a procedure in which localized deposits of fat are removed to re-contour one or more area(s) of your body. Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube (or cannula) is inserted and used to vacuum the fat layer that lies deep beneath the skin. The cannula is moved through the fat layer, breaking up the fat cells and suctioning them out. The suction action is provided by a vacuum pump or a large syringe, depending upon the amount of fat to be removed.
Who is a good candidate for Liposuction?
You should have a realistic expectation about what liposuction can do for you. It is important to understand that liposuction can enhance your appearance and self-confidence, it should not be used as
a weight-loss procedure. Before you decide to undergo any surgery, think carefully about your expectations, and discuss the procedure thoroughly with Dr. Dickie. To learn more, visit lipo.ca.
Good candidates for liposuction are healthy patients with firm, elastic skin who have pockets of excess fat in certain areas. Your age is not a major consideration; however, older patients may have diminished skin elasticity (skin laxity) and may not achieve the same results as a younger patient with tighter skin.
Dr. Dickie will tell you to be mobile as soon as possible post-operatively in order to help reduce swelling. A compression garment is worn to help avoid contour irregularity. Most patients can resume their normal activities after one week. However, Dr. Dickie will advise you to avoid strenuous activity for about a month while your body continues to heal. Most of the bruising and swelling usually disappears within three weeks.
Contact the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery for more information on liposuction and other possible cosmetic enhancements that you might be considering and to schedule an in-depth consultation with Dr. Dickie. Let us help you achieve your desired look. We are committed to helping you look and feel great.