Valentine’s Day is a time when significant others get together to celebrate the love they have for one another. After the Christmas holiday gift exchange, a person may not know what to get his or her sweetheart. You can do the cliche thing and get flowers, but it is nicer to get something very personal with great intent. This is where a plastic surgery procedure can make the perfect gift. The plastic surgery gift can be for something small such as a lip injection to create fuller lips, or Botox to remove those unwanted wrinkles. A gift certificate can also be purchased for something bigger, such as facial makeover.
“I find that husbands really like to make their wives feel special on Valentine’s day and the gift of plastic surgery is a great way to do that,” says Dr. Tim Jones, a facial plastic surgery specialist in Oklahoma City. While some men may be hesitate to give there wife a gift that indicates a change in aesthetics, the overwhelming majority would be thrilled with the idea.
Most couples that communicate well have usually spoken about it at some point in the past. Valentine’s Day is a great time to bring it up again in a gentle fashion. If she has expressed interest in the past, she should be really excited about the prospect of a little enhancing. If there has been no discussion in the past, then the topic of plastic surgery can always be brought up by talking about a celebrity to judge your significant other’s reaction. If he or she seems open to plastic surgery, then the door is open to a nice gift.
“Occasionally we’ll have couples come in together for a consultation,” says Dr. Jones. “it’s a great opportunity for us to answer questions for both spouses and to talk about their objectives. It makes the conversation so easy, and it’s often interesting to hear what each spouse has to say about their own flaws. They’ll tell me that one started talking about how much they wished for rhinoplasty and they other mentioned that they always hated their ears. They don’t always choose to both have surgery, but sometimes one will choose surgery and the other will choose just a bit of Botox to erase a few lines.”
If a cosmetic procedure seems like a nice surprise, then a gift certificate might be the perfect gift — packaged in a beautiful heart shaped box of candy. The recipient will still need to have a consultation with Dr. Jones to determine candidacy, but we have an array of options to make sure your gift is absolute perfection! Happy V-Day lovebirds!
Nobody looks in the mirror and thinks, “Wow! My thin, wrinkled lips are sexy.” If you either don’t have a lot of volume in your lips naturally or if you have started to see more fine lines around your mouth, then you may want to consider getting fillers. As one of the most popular way of adding volume to your lips, fillers like Juvederm and Restylane can give you great results every time. Read on to learn more.
Zap Those Wrinkles
As you age, you start to notice fine lines and wrinkles present themselves all over your body— including around your mouth. Small wrinkles around your lips can make your natural lip look a little depleted. They can also make small things like applying lipstick a lot more difficult. By getting a few injections around your upper and lower lip your fine lines and wrinkles will be softened. They will leaving you looking a lot younger than before.
Plump that Pout
Nothing says sexy quite like having a full set of luscious, kissable lips. By injecting filler directly into your lips, they work to increase the volume, shape, and size of your lips. Depending on the look you are going for, Dr. Timothy Jones may recommend one type of filler over another. For instance, Restylane stays in place after it has been injected. This makes it a little more difficult for surgeons to move it around and mold it in your lip.
Even though cosmetics like lip liner and lipstick can easily take your lips up a notch, fillers can also do wonders. Lasting an average of about one year, fillers like Juvederm and Restylane can add immediate volume to your lips. To learn more about fillers or to schedule a consultation, call 405.418.5400 or contact Dr. Timothy Jones today!
Few women have lips like Angelina Jolie, although we sure would like to! Lip enhancement with Dr. Jones can make you more like Ms. Jolie…although you still won’t be married to Brad Pitt.
Dr. Jones’s most common method of lip enhancement is through the use of dermal fillers. This method has a plus and a minus. The drawback is that dermal fillers are not permanent and need to be replaced when your body eventually absorbs the now-inert filler. That can also be a plus, however, as it allows you to “demo” changes in your lip size and shape without doing it permanently.
Hyaluronic acid is most common
There are different available dermal fillers that can be used. The most popular are based on hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in humans, along with most animals. In humans, hyaluroic acid lubricates the joints, but it also is responsible for skin hydration. It does this by binding with water molecules. Popular hyaluronic acid fillers used for lip enhancement are Restylane and Juvederm.
Fat and collagen have been used to also augment the lips, but their use has decreased as the popularity of dermal fillers has increased. The problem with using fat and collagen is inconsistency in the results. Plus, there can be a greater risk of side effects.
What can fillers add?
Hyaluronic acid fillers can improve your lips by adding these characteristics:
Dr. Jones uses a very tiny needle for these injections. Both lips are targeted with a variety of short injections. If you prefer, a topical anesthetic can be administered prior to your injections. Results usually last around six months for most fillers when injected into the lips.
Interested in “filling” out your lips? Call Dr. Jones at 405.418.5400 and ask about lip augmentation.
Everyone would like to have nice, well-defined cheekbones. Unfortunately, like everything else, as we age our once prominent cheekbones begin to droop like Droopy Dog and lose definition. But all is not lost, cheek augmentation with Dr. Jones can give you back well-defined cheekbones.
What are cheek implants?
Cheek implants give definition back to the malar bones, commonly known as the cheekbones. The implants are available in different shapes and sizes to fit your goal and expectations. The implants are generally categorized in three general shapes: malar, submalar, or combined. Malar implants are the most common and are placed directly on the cheekbones. They provide more projection to the cheekbones, giving a higher contour to the side of the face. Submalar implants are not placed on the cheekbones, but instead in the mid-face area where the patient has lost volume. Combined implants augment both the cheekbones and the mid-face. Overall, cheek implants provide very predictable results for our patients.
How are cheek implants positioned?
Dr. Jones makes a short incision either inside the mouth, between the gums and the lower lip, or in the lower eyelids. When cheek augmentation is a stand-alone procedure, he usually opts for the incision in the mouth. He then forms small pockets in the eventual final location and the implants are placed there. The incisions are then closed and the stitches removed in about 10 days, or they will dissolve in around the same timeframe if placed in the mouth.
Cheek augmentation with fillers
We can also use dermal fillers such as Restylane and Perlane for cheek enhancement, replacing volume that has been lost to time. Unfortunately, fillers are not permanent improvements, however. They have to be injected again once the body absorbs the filler, which occurs with all fillers over different lengths of time.
Interested in regaining the high cheekbones of your younger days? Call us at 405.418.5400 and schedule a consultation on cheek augmentation.
The face is our most identifying feature. Unfortunately, a combination of advancing age, genetics, and environmental factors will invariably lead to the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and folds.
The good news is that there are now a wide variety of facial rejuvenation options to help men and women delay or lessen the signs of aging. Currently, there are two facial rejuvenation options that are the most sought after at our practice — the facelift and facial fillers. The former is a surgical cosmetic procedure, while the latter is a non-surgical alternative. Although both of these procedures have the same end goal, they actually differ in how they address the signs of facial aging.
Focus on Facelift
As the gold standard of facial rejuvenation, a facelift surgery has three components: removal or repositioning of excess facial fat, tightening of the slackened facial muscles, and removal of excess facial skin. Thanks to improved surgical options, there are now a variety of facelift techniques. Deciding which option to use largely depends on the patient’s desired outcomes, facial aging concerns, and skin elasticity.
Facelift results can last for years, particularly when one takes extra care to avoid sun exposure. Its invasive nature, however, means you need to allot a significant amount of time for recovery. Additionally, it is more expensive than non-surgical options.
Focus on Fillers
On the other hand, dermal fillers are non-surgical options that primarily reduce the signs of aging by filling out areas in the face that have lost volume. Dermal fillers vary in their makeup; some contain substances that are naturally found in the body such as collagen and hyaluronic acid, while others contain synthetic materials to help stimulate the body to produce more collagen.
Because of their non-invasive nature, fillers are ideal for men and women who cannot afford long downtimes. Some of our patients choose fillers before deciding on a facelift to help them figure out how the results would look like because the effects of fillers are temporary, lasting between 3 and 18 months.
Your Personalized Rejuvenation Plan at Jones Plastic Surgery
No matter which facial rejuvenation option you choose, Dr. Jones and the rest of the team will formulate a treatment plan suited specifically for you. Get in touch with us today for a personal consultation by calling 978-466-4270. We look forward to your visit!
There’s nothing more revealing about your real age than the eyes and the area surrounding it. Puffiness, discolored skin, and the appearance of crow’s feet are just some of the common issues we encounter among male and female patients seeking eye rejuvenation treatments here at our practice. By and large, Dr. Jones’ goal in each eye rejuvenation treatment is to maintain the natural shape and appearance of your eyes and the surrounding areas as much as possible.
The following are the signs of aging in the eyes and upper third of the face that men and women typically present themselves with here at our practice:
Brown spots and skin discoloration – This is primarily caused by prolonged sun exposure and is very common just below the eyes and above the cheekbones. You can use skin lightening creams to help lighten the area.
Wrinkling in the forehead, crow’s feet (lines that form around the eyes), and the 11s (vertical lines that form between the brows) – These are actually lines and wrinkles formed by repeated contractions of the muscles underneath the skin. Injectables such as Botox and Dysport are ideal for these concerns as they block the release of the chemical acetylcholine which in turn prevents the muscle from contracting.
Fine lines – Their appearance can be reduced through chemical peels or creams that contain alpha hydroxy acids.
Bags under the eyes – As the muscles in the lower eyelids weaken due to aging and gravity, extra fat accumulates resulting to the appearance of eye bags. A lower eyelid surgery may be done to reduce their appearance.
Excess, sagging skin – Upper eyelid surgery can help trim the excess skin and consequently remove excess fat if it’s present. Incisions in this type of eyelid surgery is typically tiny and imperceptible.
Under eye grooves – These grooves may appear as dark shadows in the under eye area. You can choose to either have fillers to reduce the appearance of grooves or have lower eyelid surgery to have fat from the surrounding areas transferred to the grooves.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about your cosmetic options to reducing the aforementioned signs of aging in the upper third of the face. Call 405.418.5400or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment for your rhinoplasty consultation. We look forward to your visit!
Non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures are favored by many because they are relatively cheaper and offer minimal to no downtime during recovery. Although each procedure or treatment in itself is effective, many of our patients who initially visit us for a consultation are quite surprise to know that they can actually combine treatments to achieve optimum outcomes .Combining dermal fillers and injectables is an excellent example of this strategy.
What Our Chemical Peels Can Do For You
Here at our Edmond facial rejuvenation practice, the goal of our non-invasive chemical peel treatments is two-fold: initiation of peeling of the outermost layer of the skin and promotion of skin renewal by stimulating regeneration of collagen (a protein found in the skin and is responsible for creating that plump and naturally youthful appearance):
A chemical peel is ideal in reducing the appearance of acne, acne scars, rosacea, and skin issues that primarily result from excessive sun exposure. By the end of your treatment/s, you can expect to have smoother, tighter, and a more hydrated skin, leaving you with a clearer, more youthful complexion.
What Facial Fillers Can Do For You
On the other hand, if you also have issues with the appearance of deep wrinkles and creases, you can opt to combine your chemical peels with facial fillers. Botox and Dysport are the best bets for wrinkles that are formed with repeated facial expressions such as squinting, frowning, and smiling (yes wrinkles can result from smiling too). Meanwhile, hyaluronic acid fillers are ideal for adding volume or softening creases in the middle and lower thirds of the face.
The end result if you combine chemical peels and facial fillers is naturally youthful skin with a smoother and clearer complexion! Now that you already have an idea about combining non-surgical treatments to achieve desired outcomes, schedule an appointment with us by calling 405.418.5400or by filling out this contact form today. We look forward to your visit!
If you haven’t heard or read about a selfie, you might want to crawl out of that cave you’re living in for God-knows-how-long. In 2013, Oxford dictionaries has announced that a selfie is the word of the year. Simply put, a selfie is a self-portrait photograph that is often snapped with a mobile phone camera at a certain angle.
As the most popular method of self-expression these days, it’s no wonder that a growing number of men and women visit us here at our Leominster facial rejuvenation practice asking about cosmetic options that will help improve their selfies. Although there’s a wide range of technical tricks (photoshop, anyone?) that can be done to enhance self-portrait photographs, improving the face through cosmetic options is also possible. A chin enhancement procedure is one of these options that we recommend to patients.
Why a Chin Enhancement Procedure
Many patients will not think right away of a chin augmentation as a significant means of improving their selfies. Every so often, they may request for non-surgical alternatives such as injectables or a face lift, a brow lift, or eyelid surgery if they wish to go the surgical route. Little did they know that a chin enhancement procedure can actually do wonders to their selfies as the chin is one of the most visible portions in self-portrait photographs.
A weak-looking chin can actually make your nose appear larger and make your lower face appear as if it is blending with your neck. In addition, the rest of the face may sag, making it challenging to take a good selfie that you will be proud to post all over your social media accounts.
How a Chin Enhancement Procedure Can Improve Selfies
A chin augmentation in our office in Leominster involves the use of chin implants to increase the projection, or removal and repositioning of the chin tissues to decrease prominence. Meanwhile, alternative treatments such as liposuction and the use of dermal fillers can help achieve the same results. By and large, a chin augmentation will benefit patients in Leominster, MA who have under projected chins, those who have asymmetric chins, those with sagging skin in the chin, and those who just want to enhance the balance and shape of their face.
Long-Lasting Results with Chin Implants!
One of the advantages of choosing implants for chin enhancement procedures is it can help improve the overall appearance of your face (not just in selfies!) and proving long-lasting positive outcomes than injectables.
Planning for Your Chin Enhancement Procedure with Dr. Jones
During your initial consultation with Dr. Jones for your chin enhancement procedure, a through discussion and assessment of your cosmetic goals and aesthetic preferences will take place. Moreover, a physical assessment will follow, particularly in the anatomical structure of your eye and face such as bone structure, skin tone and texture, and muscle dynamics.
Get in touch with us today by calling 405.418.5400or by filling out this contact form today. We look forward to helping you improve that selfie and consequently feel good about yourself!
When one talks about facial aging, the appearance of crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles frequently get the attention and only a few tend to mention sagging jowls. This may have to do with the late onset of its appearance among the majority.
Unattractive jowls often begin as a single crease on either side of the mouth and will consequently progress to sagging around the chin area as the cheeks give in to gravity. Although everyone will eventually succumb to the appearance of jowls, cosmetic options are actually available here at our Edmond facial cosmetic surgery practice to help men and women regain their youthfulness and confidence at the same time. A delay in the appearance of jowls could be beneficial to one’s career and how one relates with others.
Below are your cosmetic options if you wish to reduce the appearance of one of aging’s tell tale signs:
1. Face lift – You can opt for a face lift if you want to choose go the surgical route. Although there are various face lift techniques out there, its basic components include removal of fat, removal and/or reposition of excess skin, and tightening of weakened facial muscles.
2. Chin liposuction – This option is ideal if the appearance of your jowls has mostly to do with the the accumulation of excess fat. Although liposuction is technically a surgical cosmetic procedure, it is actually less invasive than a face lift.
3. Dermal Fillers – For individuals who prefer non-invasive methods in the correction of jowls, dermal fillers can be injected to disguise the appearance of jowls for a more well-defined jawline. Fillers such as Radiesse have been shown to work well with jowls that have not fully developed yet.
4. Laser treatments that can be specifically designed to reduce loose, sagging skin in the lower third of the face such as the ST Module Skin Tightening with Pulsed Light technique.
Let us help you reduce the appearance of your jowls through a customized facial rejuvenation plan by Dr. Jones! During your initial consultation, a thorough discussion and assessment of your cosmetic goals and aesthetic preferences will take place. Moreover, a physical assessment will follow, particularly in the anatomical structure of your eye and face such as bone structure, skin tone and texture, and muscle dynamics.
It looks like the appearance of wrinkles do more than just make you look older. In 2012, a study whose results were published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology revealed that the presence of facial lines, creases and wrinkles can also get in the way of how people perceived your emotions.
By and large, the researchers of the study instructed 65 college-aged volunteers to rate the photographs of 3 women who were between 19 and 21 years old and another batch of 3 women who were between 76 and 93 years old. Earlier in the study, the researchers also instructed the women to convey basic facial expressions such as happiness, sadness, anger, and being neutral.
The researchers found out that it was easier for the young volunteers to correctly identify the facial expressions of the 3 women who were between 19 and 21 years old. On the other hand, majority of the volunteers had a hard time judging the emotions of the older women in the photographs.
“In the case of the older expresser, the anger is seen as mixed with other emotions,” Dr. Ursula Hess, a professor of psychology at Humboldt-University in Berlin and the study’s lead author shared. “Clearly it makes a difference whether you think someone is just angry or someone is both angry and sad.”
Cosmetic Procedures That Can Help Reduce Frown Lines
Before you make an appointment for a face lift consultation here at our Edmond facial cosmetic surgery practice, you might want to reconsider your options. Many people assume that a face lift will correct all kinds of facial aging concerns such as the appearance of frown lines. However, a face lift procedure is actually ideal in addressing aging in the middle and lower third of the face such as sunken cheeks and a sagging jawline.
If you wish to reduce the appearance of frown lines that can ultimately make you look upset, sad, or angry to others (when in fact you aren’t), the following cosmetic procedures may be more appropriate:
Brow Lift – A brow lift will benefit men and women with sagging brows and upper eyelids. In this procedure, worry lines and creases will be also significantly reduced.
Upper Eyelid Surgery – Sagging skin and excess fat around the upper eyelids can be improved with an upper eyelid surgery. Apart from its cosmetic purpose, the procedure can also help improve obscured vision resulting from too much puffiness in the upper eyelid area.
Non surgical treatments such as Botox, fillers and laser treatmentscan also be done alone or in conjunction with the aforementioned surgical procedures, depending on the severity of the wrinkles and excess, loose skin in the upper third of the face.
Planning for Your Facial Cosmetic Surgery with Dr. Jones During your initial consultation with Dr. Jones, a through discussion and assessment of your cosmetic goals and aesthetic preferences will take place. Moreover, a physical assessment will follow, particularly in the anatomical structure of your eye and face such as bone structure, skin tone and texture, and muscle dynamics.