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Month: November 2017

Is there a non-surgical way to correct smile lines?

If the smile lines on your face are bothering you, but you don’t want to undergo surgery to fix them, you may be considering a non-surgical option. But is there a non-surgical way to correct smile lines.

What are smile lines?
Smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds, are the deep lines and folds on the face that run from either side of the nose and extend to the corner of the mouth. They are created by the repeated movement of the underlying muscles when you smile. They become more noticeable as you get older, because of the diminished skin elasticity.

Is there a non-surgical way to correct smile lines?
Yes, smile lines can be corrected with cosmetic injectables such as Radiesse. Radiesse is FDA approved for filling out nasolabial folds, and works very well in that area.

Radiesse is comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres that are suspended in an aqueous gel. When injected into the skin Radiesse stimulates collagen, and this restores volume to the tissues below the surface of the skin. The added volume minimizes the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds, leaving the skin looking youthful and healthy. The results achieved with Radiesse are immediate and long lasting.

Radiesse injectable treatment takes about 15 minutes to complete. Possible side-effects include facial bruising, swelling, and redness, but these are usually short-lived.

Would you like to make your smile lines less noticeable? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Walnut Creek or Greenbrae, CA areas, Dr. Robert Aycock is our featured board certified plastic surgeon.

You can reach Dr. Aycock at www.aycockmd.com, or by calling (925)-937-8377 for the office in Walnut Creek, or (415) 925-1700for the practice in Greenbrae.


When will I be able to see final results following nose surgery?

The nose sits smack in the center of the face, which is a concern for those people that don’t like their nose for some reason. Many of them decide to undergo rhinoplasty in a bid to transform their look. One of the questions plastic surgeons are frequently asked about rhinoplasty is – When will I be able to see final results following nose surgery.

Nose surgery (rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty is a medical procedure that is done to alter the shape and size of the nose, and may be performed for cosmetic or functional reasons. During the procedure, the surgeon will usually remove some cartilage and bone, or add cartilage grafts.

Nose surgery is typically done using either a closed or open technique. With closed rhinoplasty the incisions are made inside the nose, so no scars are visible after surgery. However with the open rhinoplasty an additional incision is made on the columella, which is the tissue that separates the nostrils at the base.

When will I be able to see final results following nose surgery.
Some subtle results can be seen in the first few weeks after surgery. However, patients should be aware that there is usually significant swelling after rhinoplasty. The final results can take up to 12 months, because it often takes that long for the swelling to resolve (learn more).Patients are advised to closely follow the post-operative instructions of their surgeon,in order to ensure optimal healing.

Rhinoplasty is available in El Paso,TX at the offices of El Paso Cosmetic Surgery. The procedure is preformed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ozan Sozer.

Call 915-219-4546 today for a consultation with Dr. Sozer.

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