Though being a mom is one of the most rewarding jobs on earth, it can take a serious toll on a woman’s appearance; that’s why facial plastic surgery and modern cosmetic procedures can offer viable solutions to looking younger and more vibrant as women age. From worry and frown lines to sagging eyelids, the frustration and sleep deprivation of parenthood, as well as the natural aging process, can have lasting effects. However, with the help of an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Patt, it’s possible to regain a revitalized look no matter what your age. Read on to learn about some of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures and cosmetic procedures for Moms.
Despite seeing declines over the past few years, rhinoplasty is still one of the most common facial plastic surgeries among men and women alike. More than 215,000 people got nose jobs in 2015, which is almost the same number as in 2014. Whether Mom’s nose is too large, too long, or just not quite right, a rhinoplasty can give her the results she wants and the confidence she needs.
Despite its name, nothing is actually lifted during a facelift. Also known as a rhytidectomy, this procedure involves the removal of excess fat, the tightening of muscles, and the re-draping of skin. It’s quite a common procedure among women, and it may help moms regain their youthful looks.
Sometimes referred to as a forehead lift, the brow lift opens up the face and helps patients look years younger. The procedure may:
- Reduce horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyes, and at the bridge of the patient’s nose.
- Minimize frown lines.
- Lift sagging brows that give the upper eyelids a hooded look.
- Put your eyebrows in a more alert and refreshed position.
If Mom has been looking a little tired lately, a brow lift may be just what the doctor ordered.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery significantly improves the look of the patient’s eyelids. It’s often done along with an eyebrow lift, and it can be done on lower lids, upper lids, or both. It can treat:
- Sagging or loose skin that may impair vision.
- Fat deposits that make the eyelids look puffy.
- Under-eye bags.
- Droopy lower eyelids.
- Fine wrinkles and excess skin on the lower eyelid area.
Whether Mom wants to improve her appearance or she’s having a functional issue, eyelid surgery can revitalize the area around her eyes.
When wrinkles and lines become a problem, Botox may provide relief. This is an extremely popular procedure among women, as it’s a relatively non-invasive way to treat frown lines, droopy eyelids, and forehead lines. The results may last for six weeks or more, which makes it an ideal treatment for someone who’s having their first cosmetic procedure.
While they don’t get the publicity of procedures like tummy tucks or Botox, millions of filler injections are done each year. Moms often turn to fillers such as Juvederm® and Restylane products to fill in hollow cheeks, smooth wrinkles, and minimize the appearance of facial lines. Though results are temporary as fillers are gradually absorbed by the patient’s body, when given by a clinical professional, they can last anywhere from 1-2 years. Especially popular with Dr. Patt is the Botox and filler combination treatment technique, which provides aesthetically pleasing results for many women who aren’t ready to have fully invasive surgery.
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More and more women today are turning to facial plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures to make themselves look and feel better. However, patients should always carefully consider their options before acting. When Houston Mothers are ready to take the next step to reach their facial aesthetic goals, Dr. Patt and the rest of the team at the Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery can help. Call tel:281-552-8111 or schedule a consultation online at your convenience.