Are we a bunch of attention starved individuals who would be willing to put themselves through just about anything to start getting more of it? Are we that concerned about mother nature taking her toll on our appearance that we are ready to go under the knife to prevent that from happening? Whatever corrections that we desire to impose upon ourselves can be done through multiple areas and various specialties in plastic surgery. Facial reconstruction is performed everyday by qualified cosmetic surgeons on those who are not so happy with the way they look. So where do we go to find some of the best facial plastic surgeons around? Beverly Hills, just like Dr 90210! Just take a look at all the celebrity plastic surgery being performed that we hear about on TV constantly!
It’s the celebrity plastic surgery that we hear about and have ample opportunity to view the results of, that sets the bar for how we, as normal human beings, think we want to look. Is it possible that all the celebrities having multiple types of face surgery gives us the wrong idea of what is really considered to be beautiful or acceptable in today’s society? Is it normal for us to consider having a lifestyle lift just so we can resemble someone famous that we may or may not idolize? Only the individual seeking to change their look through some type of facial reconstruction can answer that question for themselves.
Not so pleasant to think about, but; what if we genuinely aren’t trying to look like our favorite celebrity? Say we were involved in a terribly disfiguring accident of some kind and we actually have a good reason to seek out the best facial plastic surgeons in the world, what types of procedures are available to us in this case?
Whatever the case may be, for whatever reasoning there is, all types of variations to the facelift are performed by credited doctors who specialize in cosmetic surgery on the West Coast. Types of facial reconstruction include the well known and sought after traditional facelift, the inter face lift, a lifestyle lift, the popular Simoni Lift and a number of other types of face surgery such as skin resurfacing. Others of course drift to the plastic surgeons office for the benefits of breast implants or rhinoplasty. Its always one or the other, our noses and breasts are either too big or too small for our liking.
The average cost for a traditional facelift is just over $11,000.00. It involves an incision that starts in the hairline and extends above and around the ear then curves back to the hairline behind the ear. After the incision is made the skin, along with excess fat, is lifted and stretched across the neck and cheeks, giving the recipient a much younger looking appearance. Sounds pretty drastic, doesn’t it? Well, if we really think about all types of facial reconstruction are pretty drastic, but drastic times call for drastic measures. Because the effects of aging appear most predominantly on the face a typical facelift is designed to eliminate the most visible signs of the aging process.
With so many variations to the traditional facelift available to us, choosing the right one for us solely depends on the results we actually desire. Top Kathy Griffin plastic surgeon Dr. Payman Simoni is noted for his version, the Simoni Lift. His technique revolves around a minor, one hour procedure that produces long lasting results with a more natural appearance. He designed his procedure to add laxity to the cheeks and jowls, eliminate loose neck and improve facial skin; all without the need for any major types of anesthesia. With precise incisions during his Simoni Lift, Dr. Simoni removes excess skin and fat from the areas of the face and neck, re-positioning the underlying structures. Success ultimately depends on the elasticity of the skin. Patients electing to have this considered out-patient procedure usually are well enough to go home the same day. The average cost for the Simoni Lift is about $12,000.00.
Another option for those seeking some form of face surgery to restore the look of their youth is the inter face lift. An inter face lift involves the lower eyelid and mid to upper cheek. It is basically meant to correct the look of droopiness around the eyes and puffiness in the cheeks; enhancing one’s look by providing a lift to those areas. An inter face lift can also be relied on to correct any elongation between one’s nose and upper lip. The typical cost for an inter face lift is anywhere from $4,000-$7,000. Cost depends on the amount of corrective surgery required. This procedure takes on average anywhere from 2-4 hours, again depending on the necessary face surgery that is performed on the recipient.
The coveted procedure known as the lifestyle lift is a surgical procedure created and performed by Dr. David Kent. Kent is a plastic surgeon situated in Detroit, MI. He designed his lifestyle lift as a facial firming type of procedure that can be performed in an hour under safe oral relaxation medication versus general local anesthesia. This particular lift was designed specifically to treat wrinkles as well as frown lines around the mouth. It involves removing excess fat from the face and neck thereby bringing back more solid definition to the jawline. By making a small incision in front and around the ear, the muscles are pulled to tighten the skin of the face and neck areas as the excess is lifted and cut. Each and every lifestyle lift is customized to the individual patient and the cost for the procedure ranges in the neighborhood of $3,000-$5,000. This is considerably less than most other procedures available and the recovery time is about a week.
Any one of these above mentioned facial reconstructive surgeries can have quite an impact on the way we look once they are completed and we are allowed the time to heal properly. But, what drives us as imperfect human beings to reach for the idea of perfection. Way to much emphasis is placed on looks and appearances these days. We go by the ideals set forth by what is important to society. Society dictates the way we look, act, dress and even how we apply our makeup; and by the way no woman ever leaves the confinement of her home without putting on her makeup first. We simply cannot go outside not looking our best.
Here is a medical video of the Doctor Simoni Lift.
Showing our age, according to society, is socially unacceptable. Now, of course there are those select few who have been blessed with good genes and terrific bone structure. These women can get away with the occasional “I just rolled out of bed”, look of dishevel. But, technically speaking, there probably isn’t a woman alive who would be willing to actually grow old gracefully in this day and age. Who can blame them? The truth of the matter is we don’t really have to. Today’s man doesn’t even have to make it all the way to “distinguished”, if he doesn’t want to. Today in America there are just about as many men as there are women who have the desire to improve their look and appearance. They too would like to erase a few unwanted lines and wrinkles from their face. Some of these men do so because they want to please their wives. Often their wives have already had work done and the husband needs to catch up so as not to appear older than his sweetheart. Some guys feel they need to appear younger at work to keep themselves from getting passed over for the next promotion. Still, others get the proverbial job done just so they can attempt to attract younger women to their cause. Whatever the case may be, the same procedures are just as effective on a man as they are on a woman. Members of both sexes enjoy the benefits of looking and feeling younger. Let’s face it, feeling a little bit younger than our actual years well into our forty’s, fifty’s and even sixty’s can be a heck of a large confidence booster for any of us. And when we feel better about ourselves we tend to do better in pretty much all aspects of our lives. A more confident person just might do better at his/her job, treat other people a little better, draw more positive attention than someone who is fairly insecure; or they just might possibly be more overall pleasant people.
In today’s world if we don’t feel good in the clothes we have, we can go out and buy new ones. If we dislike our hair color, we can change it. By the same token if we have a problem with the way we look, we can fix it. All we have to do is locate the best facial plastic surgeons we can find and enlist their skills for our independent use. And why not? If we can afford it, why not keep our forgotten youth for as long as we possibly can? Who says we can’t turn on the old boob tube and gain some inspiration from some of those beautiful people we see. We can also gain some much needed perspective from all the botched celebrity plastic surgery nightmares we witness on television. If we learn anything at all from what we see and hear, it is that there is definitely much debate over whether or not the old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, holds true anymore.