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.
While, for years, Dr. Raval has prescribed Celebrex (Celecoxib) to help with post-facelift pain as a way of using fewer opioid narcotics, researchers are coming to agree with Dr. Raval. The recent findings of the study which reviewed the medical records of 100 facelift patients, 50 who used Celebrex and 50 who did not, shows that post-operative pain was diminished and thus the need for opioid medication was reduced for Celebrex users. The authors of the study commented that “treatment with [Celebrex] appears to be effective in decreasing acute postoperative pain and opioid consumption in patients undergoing facelift.” They show an important reason that patients of Raval Facial Aesthetics are greatly satisfied by their surgical and nonsurgical procedures: exceptional care.
The beauty industry has made billions on the promise of eternal youth. Both men and women are obsessed with looking young and are willing to spend big bucks on any product that promises to do so. In recent years, many people have been interested in mini-facelifts. This innovative facelift offer patients the results without the downtime and cost of a traditional facelift. The results are so promising that even women as young as 30 have turned to mini-facelifts.
For anyone seeking a younger look or a rejuvenated appearance, getting a mini-facelift is an intriguing and potentially appealing option. Some of the advantages are obvious: a mini-facelift is less expensive and invasive than a full facelift, and the recovery period is shorter and less difficult. Moreover, the procedure is generally considered safer than a full facelift. And finally, for some patients, their appearance is more natural looking, with a less jarring transition from "before" to "after."
But the decision is sometimes more complex than it appears. Many patients have expectations for a mini-facelift that are unnaturally high, and they have no idea how to find the right doctor. To get the right results, candidates must be carefully matched to the appropriate surgical procedure, and the plastic surgeon must have the correct combination of skills and experience for the operation to be a success.
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 its toll on your body skin and on your face by pulling it down. This is where the Combo Lift steps in and restores the youthful appearance of your face by simply lifting it back up and restoring the volume of your face. 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 plastic surgeon adds extra volume to certain parts of the face (such as the cheeks) to make it look fuller and younger. Gravity and aging cause loss of volume as well, and this is why this procedure involves the use of injectable fillers.
Feeling a little down? Tired of seeing the signs of aging every time you look in the mirror? The Mini Lift is a great skin tightening procedure developed by Dr. Jeffrey R. Raval that uses the newest technology to reverse the clock.
Cosmetic surgery has evolved tremendously over the last couple of decades. Earlier, the products available at the disposal of cosmetic surgeons could not guarantee 100% patient safety and also often under-performed. Maybe that was because this form of surgery was not considered a part of mainstream medicine and there was lack of research and funds.
The mini facelift is slightly different from the classic surgical facelift as we know it, from several different points of view. The patient is awake during the procedure (which can last anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes), the intervention involves minimal downtime and the results will be visible right after the surgery. However, the main difference is that while the general facelift has permanent results, the mini facelift (commonly referred to as the “Lunch Hour Facelift” or the “Weekend Facelift”) has results that typically last up to 10 years.
In our culture youth and beauty are seen as synonymous. So it is no wonder that millions of people worldwide are turning to plastic surgeons to turn back the signs of time. However, making the decision to go under the knife is not something to take lightly. Whether it is a simple rhinoplasty or a facelift, it is surgery and with that comes certain risks. These risks can be relatively minor such as disappointing results to more serious risks that are life threatening. In order to minimize the risks follow these guidelines.
We all see it when we look into the mirror. The way our eyes look as they stare back at us year after year. Those little lines begin to creep up and the skin starts to sag a little. Perhaps the dark shadows under your eyes bug you the most. What are you going to do about it? Well, you have several options, depending on the type and severity of your issue.