Better understanding of aging anatomy is heralding a NEW era of smaller, safer, easy recovery plastic surgical procedures with long lasting changes that essentially prevent an aged appearance for your entire adult life. Even in your sixties, seventies, and eighties, with annual, bi-annual, or semi-annual maintenance and attention to smaller procedures, men and women can manifest youthful vibrance and allure. You’ll NEVER lie about your age, your appearance will do it for you.
Gravitational settling of facial soft tissue is managed by segmental (minor) lifts rather than a full face and neck lift. Cheek lift, temporal brow-lift, eyelid-lift, ear-lobe lift are all office procedures. Even minor face and neck lift operations can be performed safely and comfortably in the office while you’re awake and relaxed. Some skin sagging is corrected by removal and re-arrangement of descending tissue. Examples of this are jowl removal ,lip-lift, and “anguloplasty” (corner of lip lift) procedures. Skin wrinkling can be treated by laser or by filling with fat or off-the-shelf products. Hollows on the aging face create shadows that send a signal of darkness, depression, and sadness. Others interpret this as hostility and avoid you. The face should reflect light, and be bright. Small implants, fat grafting, minor surgical lifts, and off the shelf fillers re-shape surface contours to reflect light in a youthful way.
Subtle improvements offer the added advantage that others notice you look good, but don’t really know that something was done. You still look like yourself, but younger. Although major rejuvenation still requires a trip to the operating room for general anesthesia, Dr. Steve Laverson, a San Diego Plastic Surgeon, performs many improvements in the office under local anesthesia. Among these minor enhancements, he includes brow-lift, upper and lower eyelid lifts, cheek-lift, minor nose re-shaping, lip shaping and lip lifting, facial fat transfer or filler, neck liposculpture, jowl removal, laser skin smoothing and wrinkle removal, laser skin tightening, and others.
Procedures to maintain youth are secondary to healthy lifestyle, especially moderate diet and regular exercise. Cosmetic and plastic surgery are most effective in the context of ideal body weight and overall fitness.
Choosing minor procedures doesn’t mean they can be performed well by a “minor” cosmetic surgeon. Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery means your plastic surgeon has met the highest standard for his or her own performance, which increases the chance that he or she will hold himself or herself to the highest standard for your care and your result.
Dr. Steve Laverson is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has been in practice in North San Diego County since 1993. For consultation, call his Encinitas office at 858-295-4001 or visit feelbeautiful.com.
The polls are in, researchers reported 78% of women say they want Botox this Valentine’s Day!
Forget teddy bears, chocolates and flowers– women want Botox, dermal fillers and good skincare. Flowers wilt and chocolates melt. Botox provides a solution to help soften fine lines and wrinkles, lasting for up to 4 months. Dermal fillers smooth out pre-existing lines, and is used to enhance natural features- lasting for up to 2 years. Good skincare products buff away impurities, delivering beautiful, flawless skin.
If your loved one falls into this 78%, we’ve got your covered. Feel Beautiful Plastic Surgery has the works this Valentine’s Day. From Botox and fillers to gift cards and excellent prescription strength skincare, we’ve got it all- so you don’t have to worry. Call us, we’re here to help your loved one Feel Beautiful this Valentine’s Day.
As we age, facial contours change as a result of mechanical, biochemical, genetic, and environmental processes. These phenomena are noticed by ourselves and by others. Celebrities, including our current first lady, cannot avoid the aging process. Michelle Obama, who recently celebrated her 50th birthday, has had cosmetic procedures and plans to continue using Botox® cosmetic and perhaps having plastic surgery in the future. “Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves,” the first lady told People magazine.
We couldn’t agree more, Michelle. That’s our philosophy as well: doing whatever it is to make you feel beautiful. As women age, a common question asked is, “How do I restore my youth?” There are many ways to restore your beauty without surgery, although well planned and performed aesthetic procedures offer even more dramatic results.
Restoration of beautiful and/or youthful facial features by injection of fillers, neuromodulator(s), the use of laser, light, and radiofrequency techniques are often used by Dr. Laverson in our Encinitas office. FDA approved cosmetic injectables and energy sources can relax muscles that cause aging wrinkles, fill and smooth existing wrinkles, tighten skin, remove excess or sagging fat, and resurface your complexion to restore youthful allure and glow.
Many New Year resolutions involve commitments to self improvement and a better life. Every January sees gym memberships, sales of diet books, and health club rosters increase. But there are other substantial ways to kick off the New Year with a new you. Cosmetic procedures soar at this time of year, as many people get serious about making changes to feel better, fix limitations, and promote confidence. With both surgical and non-invasive possibilities, Feel Beautiful Plastic Surgery delivers RESULTS. If you’re ready to flatten your stomach, enhance your features, tighten loose skin, or smooth some wrinkles, call us. We want to help.
Wishing you a MOST BEAUTIFUL New Year.