Adolescence and puberty can be a very difficult time for both young women and young men. It seems that every day, something else is changing or developing, and it can be difficult to deal with these changes. Many young men and women are confused about what is supposed to happen and what is not supposed to happen as the body changes and the hormones cause various new skin and body conditions to occur. If young men start to develop breasts, however, it can be especially difficult.
A facelift can rejuvenate the appearance, making patients look young and vibrant. Although most patients experience excellent results, there are also some very important risks to consider.
Due to the nature of the procedure, complications can occur during the recovery period. During facelift surgery, several factors come into play. Varying outcomes are possible if complications aren’t prevented or treated immediately. When considering a facelift, it is important to consider the risks involved in the surgery, and how a patient can prevent them from happening.
When cosmetic surgery patients go in to see their surgeon several days before the surgery, they will often be given a set of post surgery instructions to help them heal faster. It may be tempting to ignore these instructions, but they should not be set aside or thrown in the trash. They contain valuable information that will help reduce pain, bruising, and swelling following the surgical procedure, as well as reduce the chances of infection or scarring.
The eyes are often called the “windows to the soul,” but they are also the windows to a person’s age. Wrinkles around the eyes are often the first fine lines to appear on the face, despite preventative measures. Drooping eyelids and eyebrows, bags under the eyes, and crows’ feet will betray a person’s age faster than any other sign of aging. Luckily, there are a number of plastic surgery procedures that enable a patient to eliminate or reduce the appearance of all of these problems, creating a more youthful look.
Many people think a tummy tuck is for anyone, but there are a few requirements that are needed in order to get the best results. In fact, men and women must be in good health in order to undergo a tummy tuck. While tummy tuck is not a dangerous procedure, most doctors require their patients to live a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of complications and ensure that the effects of the tummy tuck are not reversed. For this reason, candidates must not smoke and have no significant medical conditions.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, liposuction was the fourth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States in 2012. A total of 202,000 procedures were performed that year.
Since plastic surgery is generally considered to be elective by most insurance companies, it is very rare that an insurance company will cover of the costs of these procedures. In some situations, however, if there is a proven medical need for the plastic surgery, some insurance policies will cover them. However, the patient going in for the procedure will have to prove to the insurance company that the surgery is necessary for the physical or (in rare cases) mental health of the individual.
Most patients will experience some degree of swelling after plastic surgery. In general, this is completely normal and indicates the body’s natural response to surgery or injury. Many people believe that swelling is an indication of excess blood in the region, but if there is no bruise to accompany the swelling, it may simply be an accumulation of other fluids. While swelling does not always indicate a problem, it can be uncomfortable, painful, and annoying, so most patients will look for a way to reduce this swelling.
Patients who choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery are invariably eager to show off their new figure to friends and family as soon as possible following surgery. However, they may not understand that, as with any surgical procedure, there is a recovery period and it takes time before the breasts settle into their final position and shape. Dr. John Griffin believes that it is important not only for patients to understand the final outcome of their procedure, but that they also understand the healing timeline necessary following a breast augmentation procedure.