THE EYES and Blepharoplasty Surgery


My last two blogs have covered facial balance and how to achieve an “Ideal Profile.” Especially this time of year, most patients want to avoid surgery by using “quick fixes.” Quick Fixes include Injectable Fillers. Injectables and Botox are terrific for restoring youthfulness to the face, hands, and other body areas when surgery is not an option. See my last blog for a good overview on Facial Balance, Botox BrowLifts to correct mild ptosis, Nose Reshaping to delay Rhinoplasty surgery, and other age reversing options.

Even though we’re through May, people are still requesting these quick fixe options for the instant results. Today’s Advanced Injectable treatments are amazing, and can correct many facial irregularities, with wonderful, longer lasting results than we could offer a decade ago. But…Injectables and Botox are not always the right treatment option. Read On…

THE EYES and BLEPHAROPLASTY SURGERY …IDEAL FACIAL PROFILE

When there is too much facial aging, Injectables may not get the desired results. Surgery is indicated when muscles are lax and excess fat and tissue needs to be removed. The brow, upper eyelid and lower eyelid all age in unison. When these problems occur, people have Blepharoplasty Surgery:

  • Droopy eyebrows
  • Upper eyelids deflate and droop
  • Hooded upper eyelids
  • Outer eye corners drop down
  • Under eye bags form

These are all skin, fat and muscle changes that are easily corrected by Blepharoplasty. Eyelid surgery can take up to 10 years off an aging face and keep you looking for many years.

Visit my website for complete info on this and other age defying options: www.DAVinciplastic.com.

BOTOX BROWLIFT for instant results without surgery. A few well placed Botox injections can eliminate forehead and brow wrinkles, lift the brow and restore youthfulness. It’s easy to determine if you are a good candidate for this option, during your consultation. If so, a few minutes and a few injections into pre targeted areas can take years off your face.

RHINOPLASTY SURGERY (Nose Job)

Not everyone is a good candidate for injectable nose reshaping. For those who need surgery, please know that surgery is capable of delivering much more significant and pronounced results. Rhinoplasty is the versatile yet complex are of nose reshaping. It involves a blend of artistry, science, expertise and balance.

The nose is the most defining feature of the face. If it is distorted in any way, it may cause the entire face to appear out of balance.

Many people are unhappy with their nose. They were born with an unattractive nose or it may have become distorted through illness or injury. Common complaints are: it’s too wide, too long, slopes in the middle, has a bump or hump, is poorly defined, inhibits proper breathing (functional) etc. A deviated septum is a common sports injury that causes functional nasal problems and requires surgical correction.

RHINOPLASTY is one of the most common surgeries performed today. If you are unhappy with your nose, don’t just live with it! Let’s fix it!

I HAVE MANY AGE REVERSING OPTIONS and QUICK FIXES in my TOOLBOX!

Let’s Talk.

Steven Davison M.D.

 

 

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Balanced Face Profile…Small Changes that make a Dramatic Difference


My last blog overviewed the three views of the face: front, side/profile and the ¾’s. Each view dictates a different shape and different curvature of the facial features. This blog outlines how to get a perfectly balanced profile using small changes that make a dramatic difference. For those people who are unhappy with their profile, know that it changes as we age, but that it can be corrected and/or enhanced. For many patients, correction is of great value to them for various reasons.

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The eyes nose and chin are three distinct facial components, but they all work together to present a youthful and attractive appearance, whether one area is detracting from your overall appearance, or the aging process has begun to affect your face as a whole. There are a variety of surgical and nonsurgical options we offer to create or restore harmony and beauty.

Profile changes that occur:

EYES … Drooping upper lids, under eye bags, crow’s feet and a sunken hollow appearance are the first signs of aging and profile change.

NOSE…Gravity takes its toll to add years to your visage as a “subtle lengthening” can cause a profound aging effect. Rhinoplasty and Injectables can reverse this and take years off the nose.

CHIN…The chin begins to look different as skin sags, fat accumulates and bone is lost with age, as these changes cause significant lower face aging. Injectables can restore volume, contour and youthfulness to this area.

YOUTHFUL EYES ARE CREATED WITH: Injectables and Botox for people who do not need surgery and who are looking to refine or extend the results of a previous procedure. They are very effective for correcting wrinkles and depressions around the eyes. Ideal patients:

–     Are in their 20s or 30s and have good skin elasticity Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane are good choices since they are hyaluronic acid that attract water to plump up the area.

–     Crow’s Feet and BrowLifts candidates benefit greatly from these fillers. Botox is also great for eliminating Crow’s Feet and achieving an injectable BrowLift. Botox cannot replace surgery, if needed, but the benefits of Botox cannot be minimized.

–     BROW SHAPING the eyebrows themselves can have an impact on the appearance of the eyes an adjacent facial areas. Eyebrows are essential to being youthful looking, rested and bringing balance to facial contours.

BLEPHAROPLASTY SURGERY for YOUTHFUL EYES when cosmetic options aren’t enough. The brow, upper eyelid and lower eyelid all age in unison. The outer corners of the eyes drop down, the upper lids become deflated and droop, and bags form under the lower lids. Eyelid surgery can correct these fat, excess skin and muscle changes. Youthful eyes can be yours again either with injectables of Blepharoplasty.

VOLUMA is the treatment of choice to restore hollow cheeks without surgery.  See my website for complete info on Juvederm Voluma: www.DAVinciplastic.com.

More on facial balance and your perfect profile in my next blog.

Are you ready for Beach Time?  Need “quick Fixes” for graduations, weddings, corporate events, family reunions etc…Let’s talk now.

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Steven Davison M.D.

Board Certified Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Certified Expert Injector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLEEPING BEAUTY a Twilight Sleep for Painless Botox®, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra and much more!


SLEEPING BEAUTY 

You go to sleep relaxed and comfortable and wake up Beautiful!      422034_361059640591795_1455869254_n

Many of my patients love the many age-defying procedures I can offer them today, and even though Nora and I are specially trained and certified expert injectors, there is still some discomfort with an injection, period!  My patients hate the discomfort that goes along with many of the treatments I offer, such as Juvederm, Botox, Sculptra and Radiesse injectables. There is a remedy for this too…read on.

SLEEPING BEAUTY offers TOTAL COMFORT, TOTAL RELAXATION

I began offering “sleeping beauty” twilight sleep option to my patients a few years ago.  It means you are totally relaxed and comfortable during your entire procedure.

TWILIGHT SLEEP is safe, simple, painless and relaxing!

 Performed in our accredited Operating Room, Twilight sleep, or light sedation, involves an IV in the back of the hand, which puts you into a relaxed state, without the risks associated with general anesthesia.  This allows for a faster recovery since you breathe on your own during the procedure, and you can wake up quickly without that “hung over” feeling. When you wake up, like Sleeping Beauty in the Fairy Tale story…you really do feel rejuvenated and beautiful!

SLEEPING BEAUTY is THE SEDATION OF CHOICE TODAY!

Now that it’s been used for a few years and is tried and proven safe and effective,  Sleeping Beauty sedation is the sedation of choice today and is used not only for injections, but for other simple cosmetic procedures as well.  Be sure to request it for your next treatment.

ANTI AGING… A PRIMARY CONCERN of GENERATION Y  shutterstock_80224243-1

It’s true, women in the United States aged 25-34 are now beginning to pay more attention to the signs of aging.  They are also actively looking for treatments and products to effectively address their concerns.  Results tell us that 39% of these women understand the importance of starting anti aging treatments early and they are doing so.  They are concerned with skin health such as spots and blotches, oily skin, dry skin and ways to correct these issues.  They also don’t like the early signs of lines and wrinkles and seek ways to prevent them.  Overall,  Gen Y women want to combat aging and are willing to start sooner rather than later.  They are seekers…we have remedies!  Generation Y men are close behind and feel cosmetic procedures are part of their normal health routine and job security.

FILLERS and INJECTABLES AMONG THE TOP ANTI AGING TREATMENTS TODAY

They offer quick results with minimal downtime.  Here’s how we use them:

  • Hyaluronic acid fillers and collagen stimulators for…cheeks, temples and jawline
  • Hyaluronic acid and fat injections to correct nasolabial folds
  • Hyaluronic acid to plump the lips and restore their youthful shape and beauty
  • Neurotoxins (Botox etc) to tone down muscle activity that creates lines/wrinkles
  • Injectable fillers as wrinkle plumpers for a “liquid facelift” and natural looking results
  • Collagen stimulators (Radiesse and Sculptra) to restore long lasting volume and fullness  (often done in combo in fillers)
  • Understanding the complex facial anatomy is key to knowing what to use, how much to use and where to use it.  At DAVinci we are highly skilled and specially trained as expert injectors.   The results are beautiful!

At DAVinci, our main concern is what concerns you!  Come in and let’s chat so we can help you look and feel your very best!  You will be ready for the Holidays if you start now.

Best to you and yours,

Steven Davison M.D.   558831_562149740482783_2107121592_n

Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

DAVinci…where I combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.”

MINI EYE PROCEDURES…defy aging, renew beauty, restore balance


shutterstock_19359874The eyes are one of the first areas of the face where aging becomes highly visible.  The eye area has thin skin and fat deposits, that over time often get lost or displaced, while unwelcome dark circles, hollows and bags develop and become more visible.  This blog continues my short series on “mini procedures” what they are and why they’re here to stay.

If you’re new to my blogs see my website for comprehensive information on the many age defying/health restoring procedures I offer. HTTP://www.davinciplastic.com.

MINI EYELID LIFTS are among the top procedures requested today. They are called by different names such as:  Pinch Lift, Skin Pinch, Mini Eyelid Lift or Skin Pinch Blepharoplasty. Each surgeon has usually developed special techniques for their procedure of choice.

I do full blown eyelid surgeries (Blepharoplasties) and Mini Blepharoplasty procedures.  My mini eye signature procedure is the “Skin/Pinch Blepharoplasty.  This is a conservative eyelid tuck involving skin only and is ideal for patients who desire more space for applying eye shadow as well as a more defined upper eyelid crease.  My Mini Skin/Pinch Blepharoplasty takes about 1 hour: involves some swelling and bruising that resolves by itself over 5 to 7 days, and General Anesthesia is that of choice for this surgery.

Mini Skin Pinch Blepharoplasty surgery does the following:

  • Achieves a modest but natural refreshed look
  • Increases space for applying eye shadow
  • Beautifully, naturally defines the upper eyelid crease
  • Involves the least risks possible
  • Erases a tired look in the upper facial third
  • Refreshes, rejuvenates, renews youthfulness to the eye area

The Limitations include:  bags and eye hollows are not addressed since the fat and muscle is not transposed or eliminated…only extra skin is removed with this mini procedure and it may need future maintenance as many mini’s do.

Here’s a comparison of the “Mini” and “Traditional” Eyelid Surgery:

MINI BLEPHAROPLASTY:  Best for those with good skin elasticity and minimal wrinkling on and around the eyes…without under eyelid bags.  This takes about an hour, healing about 1 week, little to no bruising and less swelling than with traditional. Results last 3 to 10 years.   TRADITIONAL BLEPHAROPLASTY:  Best for those with heavy under eye bags and loose facial skin in the eye area.  Takes from 1 to 3 hours and is one of the easiest procedures from which to recover. Swelling and bruising lasts up to 10 days at which time you are about healed.  Results typically last from 8 to 15 years.

THE EYES ARE THE MOST COLORFUL AND ENGAGING FEATURE OF THE FACE.  THEY CREATE UNIQUENESS AND DEPTH or THEY CONVEY A TIRED, AGING APPEARANCE.    Steven Davison M.D.

ASIAN EYELIDS are unique and require special knowledge, training and skill.  Asian eyelids lack a crease, usually have extra skin or epicanthal web towards the side of the nose.  I have much experience and expertise in creating the ideal eyelid for those subtle needs.

MINI PROCEDURES ARE HERE TO STAY BECAUSE:  they are practical, they work well when started early enough, and often can prevent the need for full blown procedures/surgeries. A major reason also:  our patients have demanded them and we have researched and developed and refined them.

MINI PROCEDURES CAN BE COMBINED:  more often than not patients choose to combine two or more procedures to achieve “optimal results.”  For example:  Mini Skin Pinch Bleph surgery is popular with a Liquid Facelift using today’s miracle power lifters!  Check it out!

MOMMY MAKEOVERS and DADDY DO OVERS are here to stay too!  Let’s talk about your concerns soon!

Best to you and Yours,

Steven Davison M.D.

“DAVinci…where we combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.”

What Women Want – Today’s Most Popular Anti Aging Treatment Options


shutterstock_56659141Current trends and surveys prove these to be the most in demand Anti aging cosmetic procedures.  They include:

1) Breast Procedures, Breast Augmentation with Implants, Breast Lift with/without Implants, Breast Reduction, Breast Reconstruction, Revision Breast Surgery (to correct undesirable results from a previous procedure.)  My patients travel from around the world for my Premium Breast Procedures including Natrelle410 Supreme Breast Implants for the most natural results ever.

2)  Anti Aging Instant Lifting Filler Facelifts using a blend of our advanced injectables such as:  Fat Grafting (fat transfer) Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Botox, Sculptra, Belotero etc.  These lifting, age erasing treatments involve a blend of injectable to remove lines, wrinkles, grooves and overall facial aging by replacing volume and restoring natural contour.  Every filler serves a specific purpose.  Some of them give instant volume replacement while lifting and smoothing out wrinkles and stimulating your own collagen production for long term benefits.

3) Non Surgical Brow Lifts, Cheek Lifts, Mouth Lifts, Lip Augmentation and more can be achieved with today’s “miracle” injectables!  Liquid Lifts define the eyes, elevate the browns, lift the sagging mouth corners, Plump up deflated, aging lips to restore sensuous beauty…and much more.

4) Laser Skin Treatments for skin tightening, skin irregularities, blemishes, rosacea, to remove signs of aging (lines/wrinkles), brown spots and red spots and other treatments.

5) Tummy tucks (Abdominoplasty) is in high demand as Boomers are getting more cosmetic and plastic surgery treatments as part of their normal health maintenance programs.  Thigh Lifts, Arm Lifts,…any are with sagging skin and relaxed muscles can be lifted and tightened.

6)  Facelifts and Necklifts to keep one “Aging Beautifully” when injectables and mini procedures no longer work or when one has waited too long to begin the anti aging program and fullblown treatments are needed for desirable results.

Check out all the procedures offered at DAVinci: HTTP://www.davinciplastic.com.

A GRANDMOTHER’s TRUE STORY  “As a school teacher, we get used to children’s often cruel comments and hurtful questions.  One such question sent me running to my plastic surgeon:  “Mrs. Nichol’s, why does your neck wobble?:  After years of doing for my family, I decided it was time to do something nice and rewarding for myself.  My surgeon and I created a “GrandMommy Makeover’ and went to work!  Now I will age beautifully and more youthfully.

ONE MOTHER’S TRUE STORY  I gave birth to my daughter when I was 44 and often endured people remarking:  “Oh, your granddaughter is so adorable.”  This occurred regularly, even when she was a baby and it only got worse as we both aged.  Yes, I recently completed the final procedure for my “Mommy Makeover.”  I’m loving it!  Now people ask my daughter if she and I are sisters!

Here are some helpful anti aging nutrition tips:  go for bright colors when selecting fruits and vegetables.  Choose pomegranate with lime for refreshing summertime drinks and don’t forget Green Tea is loaded with antioxidents too.  Drink it iced for a change and combine it with powerful antioxidants like pomegranate juice or shakes.

BUYER BEWARE FLASH NEWS:  Recently the FDA levied a warning on Lancome due to false anti wrinkle claims.  BEWARE of broad spectrum claims made by cosmetic companies.  FDA defines broad spectrum as protecting against both UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays.

Remember to stay well hydrated this summer…especially on beach days.  Have fun and stay healthy!

Steven Davison M.D.

“DAVinci where I combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.”