A new study suggests that facial plastic surgery will make you look nine years younger than what you really are. When shown before and after pictures of 60 plastic surgery patients ranging in the ages between 45 and 72 years old, researchers have found that on average, patients are estimated to look 8.9 years younger than their actual age.
The more procedures a patient had, the greater the difference between estimates of their age preoperatively and postoperatively according to the results of the study published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. Some of these procedures include face and neck lifts, blepharoplasties, forehead lifts and laser resurfacing.
Plastic surgeons have an all-important job of explaining to patients what the realistic results are that they can achieve after surgery. A patient’s expectations will depend on their communication with their surgeon, which is very important.
Most patients don’t want to look as young as surgically possible–most say they “want to look good for their age,” rather than looking artificial. If you are looking more information on how to achieve these goals of a more natural youthful look, our practice manager, Ann Carbone, will be happy to set up your consultation.
Oftentimes people suffer the worst situations but use them to make a change that positively impacts on their self-esteem, giving them the confidence to start over. No example could be stronger than the patients who arrive at my office with a heavy heart because of a failed marriage, a dissolved business partnership, getting a pink slip, or losing a loved one. Instead of dwelling on their misfortunes, they choose to give themselves a fresh start that will improve their looks—and their outlook. The first step? A consultation at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, in Paramus, NJ.
These patients don’t want a timid makeover. Some have thought about cosmetic enhancement for years without moving forward.
A number of my female Breakup Makeover patients typically request breast surgery. Depending upon what they don’t like about their breasts, they may choose breast augmentation surgery, a breast reduction, and/or a breast lift (mastopexy).
More mature men and women want to see significant facial improvement, and request a traditional facelift which addresses the mid-face and neck regions. Combined with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and perhaps a touch of Botox® in the forehead area and at the corners of the eyes, these procedures can erase 10 to 15 years from one’s face.
Finally, at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, many of these “fresh start” individuals want to have movie star bodies. Fortunately, today, using the latest liposuction techniques in a cautious, safe and skilled manner, we can give them the well-proportioned physique that dieting and exercise, no matter how stringently followed, can’t achieve.
For more information on how we can custom design your Breakup Makeover to lighten your step—and your heart–please contact Ann Carbone, our Practice Administrator. I’m certain that you will find her most helpful in guiding you.
One reason I chose to specialize in plastic surgery was my belief that aesthetic enhancements significantly improve my patients’ quality of life.
Continuous advances in plastic surgery create real benefits for patients. Today, the results are more predictable, involve less post-operative discomfort, and more rapidly return patients to their regular routines.
Even with improved techniques, some candidates still reject plastic surgery. For them, we are able to offer a host of injectables and Botox® that achieve gratifying results. We’re also using a number of liposuction applications that sculpt the body, face and neck. Liposuction procedures can be accomplished without general anesthetic in our office procedure rooms. By the way, for your safety and convenience, the majority of our surgeries occur at Surgicenter, our fully accredited surgery suite located at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus, NJ.
Many of my patients have asked my opinion of bridalplasty (multiple pre-wedding day aesthetic procedures), a concept popularized by a TV show where brides-to-be compete for their wish lists of plastic surgery procedures. Their goal is to walk down the aisle looking like the girl of their own dreams. It is my genuine belief that any form of cosmetic enhancement: invasive, non-invasive, minimally invasive, or even skin treatments, should not be undertaken lightly. Competing to win plastic surgery enhancements trivializes the procedures and sends the wrong message.
At the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery I have in-depth discussions with all patients about their aesthetic goals and any risks involved. Their psychological reasons for effecting a change must be sound. Making subtle changes to produce a natural result that will improve a person’s self-esteem is my primary goal.
If you’d like to present yourself in the best light on any day with our help, please contact Ann Carbone, our Practice Administrator.
Brow lifts are becoming extremely popular procedures – especially among patients between the ages of 40 and 70. After all, those unwanted furrows and deep creases are among the first signs of aging – and for most people, erasing them can be a fairly simple procedure. Now – there may be a double benefit.
A new study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), found that these procedures don’t only have a cosmetic purpose: they may also help cure migraine headaches, permanently.
The study was based on the concept that migraines are caused when a person’s trigeminal nerve branches are irritated. When the muscles around these branches are incapacitated, the headaches stop, which is why some patients find relief from the “freezing” effect of Botox treatments, and could find permanent relief in an endoscopic forehead lift.
At our practice, brow lifts are performed while the patient is sedated with the help of local anesthesia.
The ultimate result is a dramatically more youthful, energized appearance. Brow lifts can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures like a facelift or eyelid surgery to provide total face rejuvenation.
Although most patients electing to have brow lift procedures are over 40, candidates may also include younger people who suffer form aging signs, such as drooping eyebrows. Typically, bandages from a conventional forehead lift may be removed within two days of surgery. Full recovery can be in as little as two weeks.
Is a brow lift right for you? Schedule a consultation by contacting Anne Carbone at the Robert Zubowski, M.D. Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 201-261-7550.