Natural Non Surgical Lift in under 10, 20, or 30 minutes
With our busy schedules, it’s hard to make time to go see your favorite plastic surgeon. Think you don’t have time to look your best because of the time crunch? Here are a few quick fixes that can be performed in under 30 minutes.
Only have 10 minutes to visit your plastic surgeon? Consider a botox browlift, botox corner of mouth lift, or botox necklift. Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, can be injected in certain amounts between the brows and at the corner of the brows. The injectables raise the eyebrows and opens the eyes making for great photos. Adding a bit more to the forehead softens those harsh forehead creases to obtain a nice non surgical lift of the brow.
Have some mild neck drooping? Adding botox in the appropriate areas allows the neck tissue to retract upward giving the appearance of a flatter neck… who doesn’t want that? A non surgical lift of the corner of the mouth can also be performed using a small amount of botox around the mouth allowing the lines around the mouth to soften and even raises the corners of the mouth to minimize downturned corners. This will certainly turn your frown upside down!
Have 20 minutes to see your plastic surgeon? Add a liquid cheeklift to your consultation. Fillers, such as Radiesse or Juvederm, are great to add volume to deflated portions of the cheek and midface to ‘lift’ the tissues giving a more youthful contour. Adding a certain amount to the jawline and temples can complete a youthful, and more importantly, natural look to your non surgical lift.
Lastly, give your plastic surgeon 30 minutes and he/she can add a liquid lower eyelid lift, a nonsurgical rhinoplasty, or lip augmentation. Thin areas of the face requires thin fillers. The lower eyelid skin is very thin so adding a thin filler such as Belotero helps camouflage under eye puffiness, or bags, by filling in the underlying shadow. Lip augmentation also requires a thinner filler and Juvederm works well in this area to add plumpness to the lips as well as improving lines around the mouth. You can also correct mild imperfections of the nose or add height to your bridge by using Juvederm or Restylane for a non surgical lift of the nose.
Downtime is always a concern. Find a plastic surgeon who uses a blunt cannula to inject fillers; blunt cannulas reduce the risk of bruising by 90% and also reduces swelling and pain from needle sticks. In addition, once you get your treatments, treat with ice the day of treatment, keep your head elevated, don’t work out or increase your heart rate, and avoid blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, flax seed, Vitamin E, gingko biloba, etc., at least 2 weeks prior to treatment to minimize any further bruising. Herbal supplements such as arnica montana and bromelain seem to decrease bruising once it occurs if taken for 4–5 days following the treatment.
Mike Majmundar, MD is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon and founder of Northside Facial Cosmetic Surgery in the Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, and Cumming areas who specializes in Natural procedures, including his Natural Non Surgical Lifts. For more, call 770-475-3146, or visit www.northsideplasticsurgery.com.