In a recent study, men and women were seen to have improved surgical results after combining a chin and nose surgery into one procedure. It may also have enhanced long-term stability and streamlined the overall surgery process.
According to a story in US News & World Report, many people interested in changing the shape of their nose may also benefit from a procedure for their chin as well. Dr. Dario Bertossi, the lead researcher, states that, “We can for sure improve facial profile with stable results with rhinoplasty [nose job] alone, but the association with genioplasty [chin surgery] is fundamental and necessary to achieve the best aesthetic result.”
Genioplasty/Rhinoplasty May Provide Best Facial Proportions
This Italian study was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, and followed 90 individuals who underwent both procedures at the same time. They were able to follow the recovery of these subjects for several years to determine the longevity of the procedures.
One finding showed that patients who had a bone remodeling chin surgery had greater long-term stability than those who had a simple chin implant put in place. According to Bertossi, “Genioplasty, if performed with bone remodeling, is a stable operation which guarantees long-term results.”
Choosing to have both surgeries at the same time has a number of other benefits, including cost and time. By combining surgical procedures, this lowers surgical costs and decreases the cumulative surgery time. In addition, only one recovery period is required, rather than two separate and distinct recovery periods.
While both surgeries are not necessarily the proper answer for every patient, the combination surgery was shown to be particularly advantageous for those with microgenia, or a disproportionately small chin. Another procedure that could be done in conjunction with either of these is blepharoplasty, or eye surgery. Non-surgical procedures that could enhance the overall effect include Botox and dermal filler injections.
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The lollipop breast lift is a specific surgical procedure that is designed for women who want to return their breasts to a more youthful look. It can provide the right amount of shaping with the most minimal incision lines possible.
Designed for women who require a medium amount of surgical correction, the lollipop breast lift involves a surgical incision in a ring around the areola, as well as a straight incision running from the bottom of the areola to the middle of the breast crease. This allows for greater flexibility and adaptability, while keeping the size of the incisions as small as possible and allowing them to be hidden under swimwear or underwear.
Lollipop Breast Lift a Commonly Requested Technique
The lollipop breast lift is often requested specifically by women, who appreciate the size of the effect it can have, and often feel that the result is worth the small vertical line on the bottom of the breast.
Breast lifts are performed with two other main techniques, which the lollipop breast lift falls squarely between. For small adjustments, the Benelli lift may be performed, which involves only an incision around the areola. The limited access and flexibility of this procedure makes it only a good alternative for some patients.
Conversely, one of the most common techniques for larger adjustments during breast lifts is the anchor incision pattern. This technique involves the same incisions as the lollipop breast lift, but adds a horizontal incision running along the breast crease, creating a distinctive anchor pattern.
In addition to the breast lift procedure, some of these techniques may be used for breast reductions as well, particularly the anchor pattern. Breast augmentation techniques are much more varied, and are specifically designed to minimize and hide incisions.
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As more people choose cosmetic procedures, an increasing number of parents are doing so as well. Both surgical and non-surgical procedures are increasing for male and female parents of all ages.
U.S. parents are turning to cosmetic procedures for a number of reasons, some of which are highly specific to parents. Mothers, in particular, often wish to address the physical changes that occur as a result of childbirth, but dads frequently request cosmetic procedures as well.
Both Mothers and Fathers Increasingly Choosing Cosmetic Procedures
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can have a significant effect on a woman’s body, changing their overall body contours as well as impacting breast shape and volume. These changes have led to a commonly requested surgical procedure known as the mommy makeover, in which an abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) is combined with a breast lift or augmentation. This addresses the two main problem areas for women following pregnancies and the results of breastfeeding.
Many women also request non-surgical skin treatments to help address lines and markings that may develop as a result of pregnancy. These treatments come in a variety of intensities, including topical skin treatments, laser treatments and procedures like microdermabrasion or chemical peels.
However, more and more fathers are now seeking cosmetic procedures, as the culture changes to make male procedures more acceptable. Many fathers will have Botox or dermal filler injections prior to major parenting life events, such as walking their daughters down the aisle in weddings, or preparing for birthday parties, or other major celebrations. Facelifts and necklifts are also popular with fathers.
The success of relatively inexpensive non-surgical treatments like Botox and skin treatments have also led to many families giving cosmetic procedures as gifts. In these cases, relatives may come in pairs or groups, using it as an opportunity to spend time together and support one other.
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With summer fast approaching, it may be in your best interests to schedule your cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures now, for optimal results in the warmer months.
Both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are often in demand at this time of year, and while most non-surgical procedures have very quick results, some may take longer than others, or work best in regularly scheduled treatments. Another advantage to early scheduling is that this will allow you to ensure the time slots that work best for you in relation to be events, parties or vacations this summer.
Popular Springtime Surgical and Non-Surgical Procedures
Some of the most popular non-surgical procedures that are performed for summer preparation are laser hair removal, laser skin treatments, and chemical peels. Recovery for some particularly deep chemical peels or skin treatments may require avoiding sun exposure for a long period of time, something that should be scheduled around vacations and other summertime activities.
The most popular surgical procedures done in preparation of summertime are body contouring and breast procedures, which often require a recovery period of several weeks. The most popular body contouring procedures are liposuction, tummy tucks and arm lifts, which vary in terms of recovery time. Liposuction does not require a long recovery, but an in-depth tummy tuck procedure might. Setting up a consultation well in advance can help you to reach your goals without being surprised by a scheduling conflict.
With any surgical procedure, it is crucial to protect the incision lines from sun exposure for a certain amount of time, depending on the incision location and type. Your recovery will include specific instructions on how to care for your incisions, which may include lotions and sun exposure restrictions. Often, your incisions may be hidden within bathing suits, limiting sun exposure.
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