The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery conducted a survey of hundreds of women between the ages of 45 and 60. Of those women, 72 percent revealed that they’d already tried chemical peels, 50 percent admitted to using fillers or neurotoxin injections, and 15 percent had undergone a facial plastic surgery procedure. Among the women's biggest concerns were sagging cheeks, drooping eyelids, wrinkles, and the turkey neck appearance.
Dr. Nathan Nachlas, a Boca Raton facial cosmetic surgeon, has surgical and non-surgical solutions for all of these common complaints. His cosmetic procedures address the one main concern that the women in the poll brought up. You can look younger without looking unnatural. Here are popular solutions to the concerns women listed in the survey.
Eyelid surgery, also referred to as blepharoplasty, corrects drooping upper eyelids and the bags that form under the eyes on the lower eyelid. During this surgical procedure, Dr. Nachlas makes an incision in the crease of the upper eyelid. Small amounts of fat, muscle, and skin are removed to tighten and firm the upper eyelid.
If work is needed on the lower eyelids, the incision goes inside of the eyelid or just along the lower eyelashes. Again, Dr. Nachlas removes excess fat and skin and tightens up the muscle to remove the puffiness and bags that form. Overall, plan for this surgery to take between one and two hours.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fillers and neurotoxins are one way to ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially those on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and at the sides of the eyes (crow's feet). Botox Cosmetic is the most popular neurotoxin with AAFPRS surgeons reporting they performed an average of 326 Botox procedures each during 2012. That's close to one Botox patient per day for every AAFPRS surgeon in the United States. Botox injections last up to six months.
While Botox relaxes the muscle and eases the appearance of wrinkles, fillers add volume to the tissue that is lost during the aging process. Hyaluronic fillers and calcium hydroxylapatite fillers accounted for more than 159,000 procedures among AAFPRS members in 2012. Dr. Nachlas offers the following three injectable fillers for a natural look:
– Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler that's commonly used to correct the smile lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the sides of the nose. Juvederm lasts about nine months.
– Radiesse is a calcium hydroxylapatite filler with a lifespan of 9 to 12 months. It is ideal for filling in lost volume and correcting deep creases and wrinkles.
– Restylane also contains hyaluronic acid. It’s ideal use is for adding volume to sunken areas of the face and for smoothing out wrinkles and acne scars. Expect results that last six months or more.
In addition to fillers and neurotoxins, Dr. Nachlas's office provides a full range of skin rejuvenation treatments. Choose from chemical peels, laser treatments, and microdermabrasion.
There is a traditional facelift that tights skin on the lower face, jawline, and some of the neck. For sagging cheeks, a minimal downtime facelift can be a good solution. Compared to a facelift, there are fewer incisions. The incisions are made in front of the ears, sometimes behind, and through these incisions tissue and skin is repositioned and muscles are tightened. This lifts the cheeks, eliminating the problem sagging, and also improves the appearance of the jawline.
As skin loosens and sags, some women and men experience wobbly skin that hangs from the neck, known as the “turkey neck.” A neck lift is a corrective plastic surgery that eliminates this dreaded effect of aging.
In a neck lift, Dr. Nachlas makes incisions that allow him to tighten neck muscles, reposition tissue, and then remove excess skin. This forms a tighter, younger-looking neck. It's a surgery that takes approximately two hours, and it can be paired with liposuction if needed.
Read what other patients have to say about Dr. Nachlas in the patient testimonials. His office is ready to schedule a consultation for whatever surgical or non-surgical treatment you desire. During the consultation, Dr. Nachlas will discuss the best treatments for your needs and answer your questions.
For more information or to request a consult with Dr. Nachlas contact Sandy Friedman, Director of Patient Relations at 561-939-0909.