Wednesday, 25 November 2015 16:04 Written by MIguel Velazquez
Botox and Filler: Putting It All Together

Botox and Filler: Putting It All Together

Growing older is a gift. Looking older is a choice.

Have you ever asked yourself what's changing as you age? Why is it that we don't confuse a beautiful mother in her early 40s with her beautiful teenage daughter? The answer is revealed in their facial shape.

About every 20 years, the facial skeleton completely turns over and each time the facial bones lose volume. Also, as we age, facial fat redistributes and in some areas gets less robust. The most common early changes are noticed at the eyelid-cheek junction, or "the tear trough", where loss of fat creates hollowness under the eye, and a visual lengthening of the lower lid. The soft, round, full cheek of youth also deflates as the cheek descends, the highlight flattens and smile lines deepen. As aging continues, these changes magnify; the cheek area becomes a series of undulating peaks and valleys and the lower face and neck become heavy. A double chin can make some look older and heavier, even if still young!

Fortunately, today we can address these issues with a number of techniques, many of which are minimally invasive. Facial injectable fillers such as Restylane®, Juvederm® and Voluma® replenish lost volume. Lasers smooth and tighten the skin; skin sagging can be diminished without incisions using ThermiRF (minimally-invasive radiofrequency) or, when necessary, surgical procedures such as minilift or facelift. For an unwanted double chin, new treatments can permanently eliminate fat, including Kybella®, an injectable medication, or CoolSculpting®, a cold therapy that sculpts the neck non-invasively.

To learn about the treatments that are best for you, visit a facial plastic surgeon for a consultation. Remember — consistently excellent, natural-looking results require a surgeon with an artist's eye for detail, meticulous surgical skill and the impeccable judgment that only comes with experience.

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Dr. Yellin’s patient on whom he performed complete facial rejuvenation: injectable facial volume, upper eyelid blepharoplasty, lower eyelid tightening, a lower face and neck lift and CO2 laser skin resurfacing.

Seth A. Yellin, MD, FACS
Marietta Facial Plastic Surgery, Laser & Aesthetics Center

Seth A. Yellin, MD, FACS is Founder and Director of Marietta Facial Plastic Surgery, Laser & Aesthetics Center. As one of Atlanta’s most well-respected facial plastic surgeons, he has treated thousands of patients during more than 20 years in practice, with the goal of enhancing his patients’ self confidence.
Dr. Yellin is nationally renowned for his expertise in creating a natural look when volumizing the face with injectable fillers and performing cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. He believes that the ultimate test of a great plastic surgeon is the naturally beautiful appearance of the patient.
Prior to partnering with Marietta Dermatology & The Skin Cancer Center, Dr. Yellin was Director of the Emory Facial Center and Chief of Facial Plastic Surgery at Emory Healthcare for more than 12 years. As an educator, he taught the art and science of facial plastic surgery at Emory University School of Medicine.

Sponsored by:  Marietta Facial Plastic Surgery, Laser & Aesthetics Center | (770) 425-7575 | www.MariettaFacialPlastics.com
Marietta Dermatology & The Skin Cancer Center | (770) 422-1013 | www.Mariettaderm.com

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Friday, 20 February 2015 16:52 Written by MIguel Velazquez
Dr. Mark Beaty

A Progressive Approach to an Expert Facelift

 

Facial rejuvenation procedures to reduce the signs of aging have increased in popularity as surgical techniques have progressed. One result of these advances has been confusion over what the different terms for facelift mean. As a patient, how do you know whether you need a mini lift, S-lift, deep plane lift or any other particular variety?

The real key to a great facelift result is consulting with an experienced facelift surgeon who can help you understand the best procedure for you based on your needs, goals and time frame. Dr. Beaty takes this concept a step further at his Atlanta practice and offers all of his patients a completely individualized, progressive approach to both consultation and surgery. This method ensures that you will have the facial rejuvenation procedure that maximizes your results while minimizing incisions and downtime.

Dr. Beaty has spent years in training and practice mastering all of the major facelift techniques and developing and publishing this unique progressive approach to ensure your results are the best they can be. Beginning with your consultation, Dr. Beaty performs a comprehensive assessment of your facial skin, supportive tissue and volume needs. He also discusses how each technique will impact your look and your recovery. During the procedure, each step is evaluated for maximal efficacy. The result of following this type of approach is a perfect matching of surgical technique to the needs of each patient, delivering a rejuvenated new you every time!

 

Mark M. Beaty,
MD, Double Board Certified Facial
Plastic Surgeon

Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Mark Beaty has provided the finest in facial aesthetic services to patients in metro Atlanta for over 15 years. Dr. Beaty is an expert in personalized facial aesthetic enhancement including all aspects of cosmetic facial surgery as well as nonsurgical rejuvenation.

 

Sponsored by: Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery  |  2365 Old Milton Parkway, Suite #400
Alpharetta, GA 30009  |  Phone: (770) 753-0053  |  www.beatymd.com

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Thursday, 22 January 2015 22:01 Written by MIguel Velazquez
Dr. Pradeep Sinha

Trust Your Face to an Expert

 

 

 

 

Aging of the face is inevitable. Over the years, we are subjected to sun, environmental pollutants and natural loss of elasticity. While less firm skin is also less able to renew itself, fortunately there are safe and innovative ways to help reverse signs of aging.

Atlanta’s Dr. Sinha offers different types of facelift procedures to suit each patient’s needs. A customized facelift grants the most dramatic and long-lasting improvement for most people, and other options, such as mini-facelifts, can improve specific areas. For example, the “s-lift” targets the mid-face with less expense and less invasion, and a “j-lift” addresses the lower face and neck.

During the facelift, Dr. Sinha removes excess skin and sculpts the jaw and neckline, restoring a more youthful position to the skin and underlying tissue. Facelift incisions are hidden in the fold in front of and behind the ear into the hairline. The skin and the deep tissue layer are repositioned to eliminate wrinkles and provide a long-lasting lifted look.

 

Q & A with Dr. Sinha

BnAWhat’s the recovery process like?

Patients typically stay overnight and are discharged the next morning. The patient will apply a dressing to the face for a few days, and stitches are typically removed after two weeks.

What types of reactions should I look out for?

You might experience mild bruising or discoloration for the first week or two after surgery. An esthetician from the Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery can help you apply makeup to cover up any bruising or discoloration. Swelling is also common and should go down on its own within the first few weeks.

What factors do you consider before going ahead with the procedure?

A patient’s skin type, ethnicity, individual healing, bone structure and desired outcome are all taken into account in order to plan the ideal facelift.

 

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  |  www.facialaestheticsurgery.com

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