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Tuesday, 06 January 2015 15:08 Written by MIguel Velazquez
Mike Majmundar, MD

Natural, Nonsurgical Lifts in 30 Minutes or Less

With the holidays around the corner, and holiday parties even closer, it's time to get ready for those holiday photos. Don't have time to look your best because of the holiday rush? Here are a few quick fixes that can be performed in under 30 minutes.

Only have 10 minutes to visit your plastic surgeon? Consider a botox browlift, botox corner of mouth lift, and botox necklift. Botox, or Dysport or Xeomin, can be injected in certain amounts between the brows and at the corner of the brows to raise the eyebrows, opening the eyes making for great holiday photos. Adding a bit more to the forehead softens those harsh forehead creases. Have some mild neck drooping? Adding botox in the appropriate areas allows the neck tissue to retract upward giving the appearance of a flatter neck...who doesn't want that this time of year? A corner of the mouth lift can also be performed using a small amount of botox around the mouth allowing the lines around the mouth to soften and even raises the corners of the mouth to minimize downturned corners.

Have 20 minutes to see your plastic surgeon? Add a nonsurgical facelift to your treatment. Volumizers, such as Radiesse, Perlane, or Voluma, are great to add volume to deflated portions of the cheek and midface to 'lift' the tissues giving a more youthful contour. This improves the tear trough, nasolabial fold, marionette lines, and jowls simultaneously. Adding a certain amount to the jawline and temples can complete a more youthful and natural look.

Lastly, give your plastic surgeon 30 minutes and he/she can add a nonsurgical lower eyelid lift, a nonsurgical rhinoplasty, or nonsurgical lip augmentation. Thin areas of the face require thin fillers. The lower eyelid skin is very thin so adding a thin filler such as Belotero helps camouflage under eye puffiness, or bags, by filling in the underlying shadow. Lip augmentation also requires a thinner filler and Juvederm works well in this area to add plumpness to the lips as well as improving lines around the mouth without making the lips too large. Finally, correct mild imperfections of the nose or add height to your bridge or raise the tip by using Radiesse, Perlane, or Voluma for a nonsurgical rhinoplasty.

Downtime is always a concern this time of year. Find a plastic surgeon who uses a blunt cannula to inject fillers; blunt cannulas reduce the risk of bruising by greater than 90% and also reduce swelling and pain from needle sticks. In addition, once you get your treatments, treat with ice the day of treatment, keep your head elevated, don't work out or increase your heart rate, and avoid blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, flax seed, Vitamin E, gingko biloba, etc., at least 2 weeks prior to treatment to minimize any further bruising. Herbal supplements such as arnica montana, bromelain, and papaya extract seem to decrease bruising once it occurs if taken for 4-5 days following the treatment.


Mike Majmundar, MD
Northside Plastic Surgery

Mike Majmundar, MD is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon and founder of Northside Plastic Surgery in the Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, and Cumming areas and who specializes in Natural procedures, including his Natural NonSurgical Lifts. For more, visit or call 770-475-3146.

Sponsored by: Northside Plastic Surgery | Atlanta, Roswell & Cumming Locations
Phone: (770) 239-6343 |


Tuesday, 23 December 2014 21:16 Written by MIguel Velazquez
Pradeep Sinha, MD

Get a Lifted Look with Injectables

If you want to diminish signs of aging in your face but don't want to undergo surgery, an injectable, non-surgical option might be right for you. Dr. Sinha offers many different types of injections, such as Radiesse, Sculptra, Restylane, Perlane and more. But which is right for you?
For long-lasting results, try Radiesse. This injection uses a filler that stimulates collagen production, essentially turning back the body's natural clock to smooth wrinkles. Unlike direct collagen injections, which typically last about three months, Radiesse injections usually last for about a year (though results vary).

If you're looking to add volume back to your face, Sculptra may be for you. Sculptra is a dermal filler that facilitates collagen production by adding volume to facial areas that are gaunt or hollowed out due to old age, giving a fuller and fresher appearance.

Other options such as Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm are hyaluronic acid-based fillers that nourish and support your skin to make it appear younger. While the former two injections last about six to 10 months in the face, the latter lasts for about a year, making it a more long-term option.

And for a quick procedure, Botox and Dysport injections can soften wrinkles and smooth lines in fifteen-minute sessions. The results can last for three to four months, plus there is no required downtime. Dr. Sinha offers each of these injectable options to help you achieve a more youthful look without any surgery.


Facelift-Necklift-bannerQ & A with Dr. Sinha

With so many different non-surgical alternatives, how do I choose the one that's right for me?

We offer a complimentary comprehensive consultation to help you decide if Botox, Dysport or another injectable is right for you. We will also discuss tips to prepare for your treatment and what to expect during and after your injections.

What are some side effects of the various injections?

After the procedure, you might feel redness, swelling, itching or tenderness at the injection site. These will usually disappear within a few days. You may also experience small lumps that typically resolve themselves.


Dr. Sinha is a Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon specializing in cosmetic and functional surgery of the head and neck. He has successfully treated thousands of patients and is highly regarded and well respected by his peers in the medical community.


Sponsored by: Atlanta Institute For Facial Aesthetic Surgery | 980 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 110 | Atlanta, GA 30342  |  Phone: (404) 256-5428 |


Friday, 14 May 2010 15:15 Written by
Fadi Obeid, DMD

Cosmetic Injectables: An Overview

Q. What is the difference between Botox® and Dysport®?
A. Most have heard of Botox®.  Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows.  Dysport® from Ispen is a botulinum toxin, similar to Allergan’s Botox® cosmetic.  Dysport® is a botulinum toxin which works by binding to the nerve endings and blocking the release of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter that sends signals back and forth to the brain to contract the muscles.  The cosmetic use of Dysport® involves its injection into the facial muscles that when contracted, cause the glabellar lines, the frown lines between the eyebrows, to relax thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Q. What is Juvederm® Ultra Plus?
A. Juvederm® Ultra Plus Injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid get that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth.  Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body.  The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding water and to act as a cushioning agent.

Q. What does it do?
A. Juvederm® Ultra Plus Injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.

Q. What will it accomplish?
A. Juvederm® Ultra Plus Injectable gel will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.  Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing and the results last about 6 weeks.


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4380 Kimball Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA  30022
(678) 256-6320