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Many people aren’t quite at the point where they need (or want to spend the money on) a full face lift. While these procedures are not a substitute for a full lift, they can provide a nice tightening and overall smoother, firmer look. For these reasons a “weekend face lift” may be the perfect option.

Since it only takes a few days to recover from this limited procedure you don’t have to take off work or miss out on any of your daily routines, hence the nick name.

It is less costly than than a full face lift and won’t do quite as much for you, but it is is also cheaper, a shorter recovery time and it allows you to still firm up the jaw line, the neck and the cheeks and lose some of that “jowly” look.

Mini Face Lift Work On Small Area

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This mini face lift procedure works only on small specific areas of the face and neck, like the areas around the nose and the neck. The procedure is done by making small incisions and using endoscopic technology to firm up and reposition facial tissue. The end result is a much more taut, tighter look.

Limitation Of Mini Face Lift

The biggest limitation to this type of procedure is that the forehead and brow line aren’t addressed at all. It only targets the lower part of the face, and for many people,that is all they need. This is often one of the first types of cosmetic surgeries people will have so they may not need as much work on other areas of their face.

This procedure is minimally invasive, much less invasive than the full face lift. Since only a small incision needs to be made, it not only heals more quickly, it is also much less expensive in Austin and in Avery Ranch.

Find The Qualified And Competent Surgeon

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Before you go to have your “weekend face lift” done, make sure you spend some time to find a qualified surgeon. Even though this is a minimally invasive procedure, it still carries some risk (as all such types of procedures do) so you want to find the most qualified and competent surgeon you can.

Check out the credentials of any doctor you are considering as well as asking for referrals in Austin and in Avery Ranch. Make sure you fully understand all possible side effects and ask for realistic idea of what you can expect, as well as what you won’t get.

Finding The Cost Of Mini Face Lift

Finding out just how much it will cost is very important too in Austin and in Avery Ranch. Make sure you know exactly what will be covered as well as what won’t be. For example, are all medications covered or will there be an extra charge? What about follow up visits?

In most cases everything will be covered in the price, but it’s always best to ask so you know for sure, never assume.

If you don’t think you need, or just can’t afford, a full face lift, a weekend face lift may be a better alternative. You can get much improved muscle tone and firmness in your lower face and neck area. This may be a good first step before you go under the knife for a more comprehensive procedure.

Facial Liposuction

facial liposuctionLiposuction of Chin, Jowls, and Cheeks

If you are considering facial liposuction to get rid of those fat cheeks or that double or triple chin make sure you do your due diligence and find the best plastic surgeon in your area to do the work. The surgeon you choose should be board-certified in the type of plastic surgery you want done and should also be willing to show you before and after pictures of the clients they have had in the past. You cannot risk having someone who does not really know what they are doing cutting into your face and making you look like a freak.

Your face is the first thing people see and respond to. You want them to like what they see and smile at you not take one look and run away screaming. Choose your facial liposuction doctor wisely in Austin and Avery Ranch. In fact, if you find a surgeon skilled in the use of lasers then you will be a step ahead. Lasers are less invasive and recovery time is far less than with a traditional surgery.

Laser liposuction

Laser liposuction is a great way to get the definition back to your face. Firm up those jowls so they go back to looking like the strong jawline you once had. Get rid of those rolls of fat in your neck and that bulging double chin. With no huge incision and no big line of ugly stitches laser liposuction reduces the occurrence of bruising and swelling not to mention pain.

Recovery is never pretty, we all know this. So, tell yourself you are not going to look in any mirrors until you are completely healed and the swelling and bruising, even the little that there is, is gone. You will be wrapped in a compression dressing anyway so there will not be much to look at for the entire time it will take to heal.

Traditional liposuction

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If you choose traditional liposuction you need to know that small incisions will be made either under your chin or even inside your mouth so the canula can be inserted and the fat removed by suctioning it out. Then the skin is pulled tight, the excess trimmed off and sutured closed. You will have to go back to the doctor to get the stitches out in a week or so and to make sure you are healing well.

Your doctor may recommend that you get rid of that double chin if you have work done on your face just to keep things looking normal. What good would it do to have work done on your face if you are going to keep the double chin? Doesn’t make sense to me but whatever. Have the cervicoplasty to keep things symmetrical and in proportion to the rest of your face.

Diet and exercise may not be the do all, end all for some people so if you have done the work and there is still some sagginess to deal with when you are done, then by all means talk to a reputable, board-certified plastic surgeon who is well versed in facial liposuction you want or need done.

Stomach Liposuction May Find Those Six Pack Abs

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So, you worked hard, kept to your routine of diet and exercise and finally made it to your goal weight. Awesome! Good for you! There is just one thing that concerns you, your belly got smaller but it is not nearly as toned as you would like it to be. There is still some fat there and it just will not go away, no matter that you have done what seems like a million crunches.

You have heard that this happens. But you thought you were different or you thought that the people who talked about it just weren’t working out as hard as they said they were. Well, now here you are, right in the same boat. You know how hard you worked every single day and even though it has gotten significantly smaller, you still have that stubborn little paunch that will not go away. What can you do about it?

Consider stomach liposuction. You have done most of the work already and wouldn’t it be the greatest thing in the world to have the rest of it gone? You could get rid of the stubborn fat and have the doctor contour your stomach to show off the six pack hiding underneath.

How to choose Right Surgeon

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Sounds appealing, doesn’t it? So, how do you find a doctor you can trust? One word, research. Make sure that whomever you choose is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Austin and Avery Ranch. Make a list of several you think are promising candidates and then call and ask for references. If consultations are free then make appointments with each one and ask to see some of their work. Do not just blindly pick someone out of the phone book. If you know someone who has had some work done ask for a reference but still check the doctor out completely before making any commitments.

Liposuction techniques have changed over the years and have become safer and more effective due to the development and use of lasers to remove stubborn belly fat. The use of the laser requires only a very small incision, melts the fat away and suctions it out. Using the laser is not nearly as invasive as the traditional liposuction technique and results in a smaller scar, less chance of hemorrhage because the laser automatically cauterizes the blood vessels as it goes and less pain associated with the procedure. Which means, and this is the best of all, a much shorter recovery time.

Use of the laser also firms the skin during the procedure so there is no need for a tummy tuck to tighten the skin afterward. No girdle, no elastic bandages and no repositioning of your belly button required. This alone should convince you to have the laser treatment.

You probably won’t need a narcotic pain reliever either. Tylenol will probably control your pain quite nicely but be sure to request something more if you think you are going to need it. Everyone’s pain tolerance is different, do not suffer needlessly. Stomach liposuction is a great option for people with stubborn belly fat.

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