In your 20s, skin is generally free of the signs of aging. Start a medically supervised treatment plan now to protect your skin from the harmful effects of sun and environment.
Proper cleansing, moisturizing, and use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily will help ward off early wrinkles and enlarged pores. Mild peels and topical treatments may help control acne.
Botox® injections can prevent lines and filler agents such as Radiesse®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, and Juvéderm Ultra Plus® can be used to fill out smile lines and augment lips.
For unfavorable size and shape of body features, surgery may be in order. Rhinoplasty, otoplasty and other aesthetic procedures can often be performed.
Decreased firmness and skin elasticity are a natural part of aging. Introducing anti-oxidants into your skincare routine can help prevent sun damage that leads to lines and age spots. Also, alpha hydroxy acids in conjunction with retinoids and topical antioxidants can restore a youthful appearance to the skin.
Non-invasive laser procedures may improve fine lines, brown spots, and broken blood vessels. Botox® injections can diminish laugh lines and create a smoother forehead. Fillers like Radiesse®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, and Juvéderm Ultra Plus® can be used to fill smile lines and augment lips.
For those in their 40s, damage caused by sun exposure become apparent. More aggressive skincare can help combat the visible signs of aging. A combination of topical solutions like tretinoin (Retin-A), AHAs, and BHAs, along with microdermabrasion brings the best results.
There are many procedures available to smooth and tighten skin. Photofacials, chemical peels, and topical treatments are effective in decreasing the signs of aging as well as minimizing pore size. Fillers like Radiesse®, Restylane®, Juvéderm® and Juvéderm Ultra Plus® can help restore volume in the mid-face and fill smile lines. For upper face and forehead lines, Botox® injections may be in order.
For those who choose the surgical route, face, brow, eye and neck lifts are very popular procedures.
By age fifty, regular skin examinations by a certified aesthetician or plastic surgeon are essential.
Maintaining natural moisture is more difficult. Peels and light therapy in combination with ultra-hydrating home care can help maintain the balance. Laser resurfacing combined with fillers to restore volume can provide an impressive rejuvenation.
In all likelihood, more extensive facial rejuvenation and resurfacing procedures will be necessary at this stage. Depending on your appearance goals, comprehensive surgery can reverse signs of aging in the face, brow, mid-face, and neck areas. A facelift or brow lift in conjunction with laser resurfacing can yield dramatic results. The payoff for more invasive surgery is a natural, more supple look that is virtually undetectable.
Liposuction has become one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today and is an extremely popular procedure for both men and women. Liposuction is an excellent choice if you are wishing to improve body shape and definition. Its primary purpose is to improve the appearance of the body by removal of excess fat from localized areas. Each individual has these local accumulations differing on the basis of sex, race, age, and heredity. The amount of fat that can be removed is determined by the patient's wishes and Dr. Maggi's recommendations, and limited only by medical safety.
Dr. Maggi most commonly uses the tumescent technique. This involves infusing a solution of saline and local anesthesia into the fatty tissue before removing it. This causes the area to become firm and swollen, which enables Dr. Maggi to extract fat more accurately and uniformly, thereby producing smoother and much safer results.
Our goal in liposuction is to produce a body contour that appears natural and is free of unsightly bulges. As with any procedure, there are limitations based on the patient's skin texture, thickness, and ability to retract.
Most patients are back to performing their routine duties after a couple of days, but others may require 6 or 7 days to recover. Recovery time varies with how many areas are treated and with the type of activity the patient tends to resume. A special compression garment is worn under clothing for a period of time after the procedure. The garment is designed to help the skin contract after the surgery and its use will help the patient to achieve better results. Full recovery from swelling and bruising can take several months. Endermologie treatments are recommended post operatively to ensure optimal skin retraction.
Common Questions about Liposuction
1. What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a way to improve body contour by removing pockets of unwanted fat. Liposuction should not be used as a substitute for exercise and proper nutrition. It's primary purpose is to improve the appearance of the body by removing excess fat in the localized areas.
2. What technique does Dr. Maggi use for Liposuction?
Dr. Maggi uses the tumescent technique. In the tumescent technique, saline solution is infused into the area to be excised so that Dr. Maggi can remove the fat more efficiently. This allows the patient a faster, more comfortable recovery with less bruising.
3. Should I lose weight before Liposuction?
Before you have liposuction surgery, you should be at a weight that you can maintain over time without unhealthy dieting. Some of us will never be at what we might consider our “ideal” weight. However, liposuction can help us get closer to our goal by reducing the real problem areas which will allow our clothes to fit better, our body contours to look smoother, and helps us to have a better overall self-image.
4. Won't the fat come back if I gain weight?
The fat cells that are removed will never return. If you do gain weight, it will be distributed over your entire body as predetermined by your genetic makeup. Because there are much fewer fat cells remaining in the areas of removal, there will be less weight gained in that area. Many patients are so excited with their results, they are inspired to lose even more weight to enhance their new shape and smoother appearance.
5. What is recovery like after Liposuction?
Recovery from liposuction surgery varies with each individual and depends on the location and volume of body area that is treated. We send the patient home in a compression garment, which decreases pain and swelling. The patient is generally sore for about two weeks, although most patients return to work within a few days