THIRD QUARTER 2002, VOLUME 16, NO 3

Putting the Sparkle Back Into Your Relationship

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Putting the Sparkle Back Into Your Relationship

Skin Cancer: Know What to Look for and How to Reduce

Ask the Surgeon / Health Tip / What’s New

Your Results Are In … Trends in 2001

You have decided that you want to improve your appearance, turn back the clock, and rejuvenate your look. You want to have facial plastic surgery to feel better about yourself, increase confidence and self-esteem. Besides these obvious benefits to your psyche, your new look will also have an affect on those around you.

Take for example a 54-year old patient named Suzanne C. She went to her facial plastic surgeon because she felt that her skin looked older than she felt. “The skin on my face was heading south. Instead of being taut and smooth, it was loose and hanging off my cheek bones,” says Suzanne. Her doctor recommended a facelift.

Suzanne had the procedure and was very pleased with her results. She felt younger, rejuvenated, and like a new person. In a post-operative visit to her facial plastic surgeon, Suzanne was excited to share with her physician that not only was she very pleased with the results, but her husband–whom she has been married to for 30 years–had a revived attraction for her.

At my age and after being married for so long, it is shocking to feel so giddy like a teenager,. says Suzanne chuckling, .I catch him starring at me all the time. Neither of us expected it would affect our relationship, but we couldn.t be more happy about it!.

While Suzanne had the surgery for her own personal reasons and she feels better about her new look, she said she is soaking up the added attention from her husband.

Happy CoupleMinimally invasive procedures that make a difference
You do not need a major procedure to make a big difference in your appearance. Minimally invasive procedures can produce major results with quick recovery and low cost. The following list gives a brief description of anti-aging procedures. See your facial plastic surgeon for more information.

Botox Injections: Reduce the appearance of crows feet and the furrowed brows by relaxing the muscles around the eyes and forehead that cause wrinkling of the skin.

Injectable fillers: Soft-tissue fillers can be used to plump up thin lips or to fill in creases and wrinkles around the nose and lips.

Skin Resurfacing: This procedure removes the outer layer of damaged skin, exposing a new, supple layer. There are three methods your physician may use: chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or laser resurfacing. The choice of method depends on the area to be treated, the extent or depth of skin removal, and the goal of the resurfacing.

Facelift: This procedure is used to smooth and tighten the skin in the lower part of the face. This procedure reduces the signs of aging by shaping the neck area, reducing jowls, and refining the jaw line.