Recently I’ve come upon an emerging plastic surgery trend. In my practice at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus, NJ, more younger women than in the past are scheduling consultations with me to consider eyelid surgery. While at first, you might assume that the most likely candidates to require this very common, straightforward procedure are mature women there is a particular sub-group of younger women who have inherited certain unattractive eye characteristics. They may have prominent bags under their eyes that no amount of makeup can conceal, or sad looking, droopy upper eyelids. While in all other aspects of their lives they may be energetic and charismatic, the visual impression–which does count– signals otherwise.
While many of these patients believe that eyelid surgery is their only solution (it is the only permanent fix) we walk them through other viable, non-invasive options. Especially in the younger patient with under eye hollows or dark shadows, we can postpone the inevitable by treating their “tired” eyes with injectable fillers. For example, the benefits of Restylane® and Juvéderm® can be realized for as long as a year. In the meantime they can ease into their new improved “look,” while deciding whether to repeat the procedure or opt for a more permanent course of action.
At the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we are there with you every step of the way. After more than 25 years of specializing in cosmetic rejuvenation as a board-certified plastic surgeon I’ve come to realize how important it is for patients to achieve their aesthetic goals by bringing out their own natural attractiveness.
To schedule an appointment for designing your customized plastic surgery plan, please contact our office manager. I’m certain you’ll find her very helpful.
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.
There’s no doubt about it: most men really enjoy checking out a pretty face with a matching beautiful body as she passes by. Women were the first to realize that if nature didn’t give them all that they wanted aesthetically, they could boost their appeal considerably through plastic surgery. Not shy about how they have come by their new found beauty, many have graciously referred new patients to the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus,
Men, on the other hand, were typically reluctant to give cosmetic surgery a try. Today, however, that attitude is quickly changing, as they see for themselves what it has done to raise the self-confidence of their girlfriends, wives and mothers. I speculate that another reason is that they refuse to be squeezed out of the job market as older Americans delay retirement and continue to compete
with their younger colleagues.
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal that quoted statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1.1 million men underwent some sort of cosmetic procedure last year and that number is climbing.
My practice at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery continues to reflect what similar centers are reporting across the nation.
So exactly what procedures are men choosing? In my practice the number one request remains a facelift; next is liposuctiion, followed by breast reduction or gynecomastic surgery. Older men often want eyelid surgery as well. And, as with women, I’m finding that men who are considering their first cosmetic intervention oftentimes start out with soft tissue fillers like Restylane® or Radiesse®, or they may just want to touch up their forehead furrows or the creases known as crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes with a temporary, but
very effective quick fix, Botox®.
If you have a favorite man who would like to enjoy the benefits of cosmetic intervention or if you are that special someone, please don’t hesitate to contact Ann Carbone, our Practice Administrator, for more information, and to set up a 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.
The goal of any surgical procedure, and especially that of eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty, is to achieve a natural, well rested appearance without the stigmata of surgery. Sagging skin and wrinkles of the upper eyelid can give the appearance of fatigue and age well beyond one’s years. At The Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus, New Jersey, upper eyelid surgery can restore youthful volume and smooth contours that are so vital to a natural and youthful look. Under local anesthesia and sedation (or general anesthesia) an incision is made across the eyelid within the eyelid crease to remove excess skin and fat and improve youthful contour. Sutures are placed which are then removed within several days, leaving an incision which is practically undetectable.
The techniques for lower eyelid surgery are varied and today are tailored to the patient’s specific anatomical changes. We all age somewhat differently; some with excess fat deposits resulting in puffiness to the lower lids, some with skin redundancy and others with skin wrinkles or dark circles. Still others have a combination of the above.
Options for lower eyelid rejuvenation include removal or redistribution of fat deposits through concealed incisions within the eyelid, removal of skin redundancy by excising a small sliver of skin just below the eyelash margin, tightening lax muscle tissue and ironing out fine wrinkles with light laser or chemical peels. There are even non-surgical options for patients with minimal aging changes which include a combination of peels and fillers to tighten loose skin and fill tear trough depressions.
For more information on these and other Plastic Surgery procedures, please contact us at The Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of New Jersey 201-261-7550.