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Rhinoplasty is a common facial plastic surgery procedure that may be used for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes. Each surgery is a unique procedure that a skilled surgeon will consider a fine art. The nose defines the profile of the face, so it is important to select a surgeon with years of experience in this and other facial surgeries.
Snoring and trouble breathing
While rhinoplasty is typically associated with cosmetic alterations, it can be used to open the nasal passages and correct a deviated septum. Individuals with this issue will have difficulty breathing through the nose—particularly while sleeping. As the surgeon corrects the blockage of the deviated septum, changes to the shape and size of the nose can be made for a more pleasing final outcome.
Undesirable facial proportions
Many nose jobs are performed to correct oversized bridges, nostrils, or bulbous tips of the nose. Through the removal of cartilage and bone, the nose can become a more harmonious facial feature offering pleasing proportions. Your surgeon will work closely with you to determine the specific changes that will provide the most natural looking results with the features you desire.
Past nasal injuries
If you have sustained an injury to the face, the healing process of the bone may leave an altered structure of the bridge with a bump or twisted shape. Rhinoplasty can reset the bone with supportive fixtures within the nose as well as a protective splint worn for several days following surgery. Rhinoplasty is accompanied by a fair amount of bruising and swelling, so it will take several weeks for the true results of your surgery to appear.
Premier Plastic Surgery Group in Houston can provide you with the artistic vision and surgical expertise needed for beautiful results from rhinoplasty procedures. To schedule a free consultation in our office, visit our website or call (832) 431-5296.
Last updated 10 days ago
Botox helps smooth wrinkles and facial creases by blocking signals from the nerves to the facial muscles. By blocking these signals, Botox prevents the muscle at the injection site from contracting, allowing the wrinkles to soften. The most common places where Botox treatment is used include the forehead, areas around the eyes, as well as around the mouth.
Even though Botox effectively softens facial wrinkles, it doesn’t help treat wrinkles caused by sun damage. The procedure itself takes only a few minutes and is performed without anesthetic. During a Botox appointment, a doctor will use a fine needle to inject the solution into the target muscle area. After the appointment, it can take between three to seven days for Botox to take full effect. To reduce bruising or swelling, patients are encouraged to cease taking any aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before the treatment. The effects of Botox injections can last between four to six months. As the muscle action slowly returns, the lines and wrinkles will need to be treated again.
For more information on Botox treatment, contact Premier Plastic Surgery Group. You can reach our Houston office by dialing (832) 431-5296.
Last updated 12 days ago
Every time you squint or frown, you contract the muscles between your eyebrows. Over time, your skin loses its elasticity and these contractions can lead to deep frown lines. Xeomin helps reverse these notable signs of aging by preventing the muscle fibers from contracting. The active ingredient of Xeomin, Botulinum toxin type A, targets your muscle’s nerve endings to temporarily reduce the frown lines that develop between your eyebrows.
Before Xeomin treatment
Xeomin is meant for people with moderate to severe frown lines in between their eyes. It’s important for anyone considering Xeomin treatment to first consult with a doctor. This product is not safe for people who have allergies to botulinum toxin or any other of Xeomin’s active ingredients. It is also not recommended for people who have had an allergic reaction to any other type of botulinum toxin product or who have had a skin infection at the injection site.
During Xeomin treatment
A Xeomin treatment typically takes between 10 to 20 minutes. During an appointment, a doctor will inject Xeomin into the forehead muscles that contract when someone is squinting or frowning. Even though the procedure doesn’t require anesthesia, a doctor may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to help improve patient comfort during treatment.
After Xeomin treatment
The results of Xeomin treatment vary, but in some clinical trials, patients could see smoother skin in as little as three to four days after the injections. The average patient could expect to see results in less than a week. In clinical trials, patients noticed the Xeomin effects lasting up to three months. However, the length of time that the results will last varies significantly by patient. The average age of the patient in clinical trials was 46 years.
For more information on Xeomin treatment, contact Premier Plastic Surgery Group at (832) 431-5296. We represent physicians in the greater Houston area who specialize in Skin, Body, and Face treatments. We also help educate patients about plastic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and post bariatric surgery.
Last updated 21 days ago
During liposuction treatment, a doctor makes small incisions in a patient’s body, inserts a suction device, and uses a suction pump to remove excess fat. This procedure requires anesthetic and a recovery period characterized by bruising, swelling, and soreness. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that eliminates fat cells with no anesthetic or painful recovery period.
In this video, Dr. Oz invites a doctor familiar with CoolSculpting treatment to demonstrate this revolutionary procedure with an actual CoolSculpting patient. As she demonstrates, it takes about an hour for the device to freeze the targeted fat cells. Over the next few months, the patient’s immune system will naturally eliminate the dead fat cells from her body.
If you would like to learn more about the difference between liposuction and CoolSculpting, you can schedule a consultation with Premier Plastic Surgery Group of Houston. Call (832) 431-5296 to make an appointment.
Last updated 28 days ago
Sometimes, no matter how healthy you eat or how much you exercise, there are certain pockets of fat that don’t go away. CoolSculpting is a revolutionary treatment that targets stubborn fat cells and quickly eliminates them from the body. Unlike other cosmetic surgery procedures that use laser or sonic waves, CoolSculpting only targets underlying fat cells, freezing them until they are naturally removed from the body.
You want to avoid surgery
Surgical procedures that target stubborn fat can actually destroy other tissues and non-fat cells in your body. As a result, your body requires a downtime to heal following a surgical procedure. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, doesn’t burn, destroy, or eliminate non-fat cells. Instead, it uses a targeted cooling process to freeze only fat cells until your body naturally eliminates them. In addition, CoolSculpting doesn’t require any knives, needles, suction hoses, or painful recovery period.
You desire minimal downtime
Major cosmetic surgery procedures like tummy tucks and liposuction require a recovery period. A CoolSculpting appointment can easily fit in with your daily routine, as it takes very little time. In addition, you should be able to continue with your busy day following the appointment, without needing a recovery period to heal. Treatment time lasts approximately one hour, so you can schedule your appointment during your lunch break or during the time you would usually spend at the gym.
You are interested in long lasting results
Following your CoolSculpting appointment, you should see a noticeable reduction of fat. However, it typically takes a few months to realize the full effects of your treatment, as it takes time for your body to naturally eliminate the dead fat cells. In the meantime, it is possible to schedule additional appointments if you and your doctor agree that it would be beneficial.
Cosmetic surgery helps men and women enhance their physical appearances and boost their overall self-image. If you would like to learn more about cosmetic surgery procedures, contact Premier Plastic Surgery Group at (832) 431-5296. Our professional team can help you determine viable cosmetic surgery options, including CoolSculpting.