If you are considering a cosmetic procedure at Raval Facial Aesthetics and are concerned about pain management during your recovery, you can sleep easy knowing that our caring staff has been providing exceptional care for many years. We understand that you want minimal pain post-surgery and we are well equipped to help you accomplish that safely. In light of the addictive nature of opioids and being fully aware of the opioid crisis facing our nation, Dr. Raval has routinely prescribed Celebrex for several years.
Time is not often kind to our bodies, is it? We can all see its effects with a simple glance in the mirror. Aging is inevitable, but having it written all over your face (literally) is not! If you’ve begun to notice some fine lines at the corners of your eyes or some dark circles underneath them, you know what we’re talking about. Your eyes can be a dead giveaway of your age - or worse, they can make you look older than you are! Sagging or drooping eyelids and puffy bags under the eyes are pretty common, but they don’t need to be. In this article, we take a look at some options that are available to those looking to spruce up their eyes a bit.
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.
We live in a time of incredible technology where the world is at your fingertips. Anything you need to do to operate in our advanced world is right there on your phone. Amazing as this is, it can pose some serious security risks if you’re banking or trading stocks right there on your phone. If you have a password keeper that can be viewed once someone gains access to your phone, you might be in some big trouble. Identity theft is a real crime and in 2019, 14.4 million people were its victims. So how are tech companies helping consumers combat this real threat? Facial recognition is one way. We know what you’re thinking - a facelift purposely alters the appearance of the face. How will that affect facial recognition on my phone? What about all of the other applications of the technology? Let’s explore.
Aging is inevitable. For most of us, so are wrinkles and sagging skin on our forehead, jawline, and neck. Many years of sun exposure and gravitational pull on our faces will cause visible signs of our age. Kind of a bummer, right? At Raval Facial Aesthetics and ENT, we certainly get it and we are here to tell you that you don’t have to be resigned to a face that makes you look and feel old! Dr. Jeffrey Raval, MD, MBA, FACS can make small changes that provide big results to keep your face looking youthful and vibrant. His “less is more” philosophy is what makes results so natural-looking.
When you hear the term “injectables,” you may think of dermal fillers and Botox. Well, it’s time to expand your thinking because now there is an injectable option that can do even more. Much more. A thread lift can lift, tighten, firm, and smooth your skin, producing more visible, longer-lasting results without having a true facelift.
The Combo Lift is an innovative facial treatment that is designed to address some of the most common aging concerns. As the years pass, gravity slowly starts to take a toll on your skin by pulling it down. The Combo Lift restores the youthful appearance of your face by simply lifting it back up and restoring the volume of your face with fillers. Like the name suggests, the Combo Lift is basically a combined facial lifting: during this cosmetic procedure, the face is lifted up and at the same time, the surgeon adds extra volume to certain parts of the face (such as the cheeks) to make it look fuller and younger.
Believe it or not, the facelift (rhytidectomy) has been around for almost 120 years, the first procedure performed in 1901. Dr. Eugen Holländer, a surgeon in Berlin, was asked by an aging aristocrat to lift her cheeks and the corners of her mouth. Thus began the long journey of procedural advancements and technological innovation to bring us to the facial cosmetic surgery options we have today. The quest for a younger looking face seems to have been a constant one in the years since Dr. Holländer’s first attempt at a facelift. The demand has given life to several options for patients seeking rejuvenation.
All surgical procedures, no matter how small, carry some degree of risk. Although very rare, the risks associated with a facelift can include:
- An unsatisfactory result
- Bleeding and/or infection
- Hematoma, and
- Nerve damage
While the likelihood of experiencing complications typically diminishes during the post-operative healing process, it is important for surgical patients to familiarize themselves with possible risks and consult an experienced surgeon to minimize them. Let's take a look at some of the more common risks.
Although some view plastic surgery as dramatic, unrealistic, and vain, others—like Dr. Raval supports cosmetic surgeries as moderate, natural, and healthy procedures for patients with the right expectations. In a recent column, Huffington Post writer, Kristen Houghton supported Dr. Raval’s professional view in a natural aesthetic, saying she doesn’t “want to make a drastic change; I just want to look fresh and healthy.” Ms. Houghton, like many of Dr. Raval’s patients, have learned that not only are natural, healthy-looking procedures available with the right surgeon, but also that each procedure is as unique as the patient. Knowing that your facelift, eyelid lift, or other surgical treatment is uniquely your own allows you to see the myth of the “dramatic, unrealistic, and vain surgery.” Through individual consultation and deep expertise, Dr. Raval supports surgery only as a positive option for his patients’ appearance, health, and self-image. Ms. Houghton is a good example of the patient with realistic expectations.