There is no denying that cosmetic surgery is a popular option for people seeking a rejuvenated, youthful look. Plastic surgery is also an option for patients who need a medical condition corrected, like a deviated septum or collapsed nasal valve. In fact, 18.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the US in 2019 - 16.3 million of those were minimally invasive. Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and laser skin treatments were the top procedures - each can be done at a short office visit and don’t involve much recovery time. Why are so many Americans turning to cosmetic procedures to achieve improvements in their physical appearance? We know of 4 great benefits that our clients experience consistently.
Choosing a doctor who will perform your cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is perhaps the single most important decision you will make in this process. Your selection will have a significant impact on your results. This is true for any surgery, really, but for procedures like rhinoplasty or a facelift, there is a certain skill and artistry that can make all the difference in your outcome. It is important that you do not assume competence in every surgeon. You will want to look for accreditation that verifies the doctor’s medical knowledge, surgical skill, and real patient experience performing the same type of procedure that you will be undergoing. In this post, we hope to help guide you through this critical decision.
Cosmetic surgery has long been viewed as a way to turn back the hands of time and erase the unkind effects of gravity, age, sun exposure, and a carefree lifestyle. We have watched celebrities grasp for youth - some have had successful procedures, while others have gone a little too far and ended up looking more like a caricature of themselves. Plastic surgery is a last resort for the ultra-vain, right? Wrong! At least, not anymore. Over the past 10 years or so, the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery has seen such incredible advancements in technique and capability that it is drawing in an entirely new clientele. Let’s find out why Millennials are becoming more and more interested in non- and minimally-invasive procedures across the country.
Here at Raval Facial Aesthetics, prospective patients often ask about anesthesia. If you’re considering nose or facelift surgery, it’s important to know that not all plastic surgeons approach anesthesia the same way. We recommend you ask these 5 questions.
For many years, the world of plastic surgery has been dominated by female patients seeking to reverse the signs of aging or to change some aspect of their physical appearance. The societal pressure to maintain a youthful, pleasant look has historically been placed upon women. Well, times are changing and Dr. Raval has seen a growing population of men who are interested in procedures like rhinoplasty and facelifts as well as non-surgical treatments like Botox and facial fillers. Hair replacement surgery remains at the top of the list for men, but more and more, they are exploring the procedures that have been popular among women for many years.
Although patients typically seek a rhinoplasty procedure for only nose reshaping, the results of a recent study suggest that a rhinoplasty (a nose job) may also make patients look younger. For prospective patients like you, this means that a rhinoplasty procedure can improve the shape of your nose, increase the attractiveness of your facial proportions, and help you fight signs of aging.
The inability to breathe easily can cause ongoing discomfort and frustration and it can rob you of sleep. Everyone deals with nasal congestion from time to time - we get a cold, or we have seasonal allergies, and that makes it difficult to breathe. However, it is a chronic and persistent problem for some people, disrupting daily life as something much more than an annoyance. One common cause of obstructed breathing is nasal valve collapse. This condition can be a structural issue from birth, or it can result from damage due to injury or even previous surgery performed on the nose. Board certified facial plastic surgeon and ENT (otolaryngologist), Dr. Jeffrey Raval says “there many nasal-specific causes, but few adequately trained surgeons that a patient can identify to help solve the problem and improve their life.”
A few years ago famed author and director Nora Ephron wrote a book called “ I hate my neck”. It was the premise of this book that brought to light the effects of aging has on a woman’s neck. So common is this situation that more and more women are visiting their cosmetic surgeon for a Neck Lift.
Over 50,000 people have taken the advice of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons to turn back the clock with the help of a Direct Brow Lift. The Direct brow lift is a procedure that helps both men and women to appear younger and more beautiful by reducing the wrinkles, especially around the forehead. Most commonly performed in conjunction with dermal fliers, or facelifts, this procedure promises to whisk away the signs of aging.
From their past procedures, your situation and needs may resemble those you have seen in online “before and after” galleries. Through consultation, you can gain greater access to similar patient outcomes through patient references. Ask your doctor to see similar surgical results from their own before and after portfolio and to have a list of patients you can contact. One or two contacts may not be a good sign, but the longer list is not always better because you really want a patient portfolio and reference list relevant to your procedure.