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!
Facial aging can be attributed to three primary factors — volume loss, increased skin laxity, and changes in skin tone (age spots) and texture (lines, wrinkles, creases, and folds). Many patients ask about volume loss, as they are familiar with laxity and skin tone/texture problems.
On a whole, facial volume loss can be attributed to the following:
Yo-yo dieting — Have you noticed how women who constantly gain and then lose weight tend to have poor skin quality? This is because the skin on the face is constantly stretched and then released. Plus the ligaments are stretched and eventually won’t recover fully.
Unprotected sun exposure — UV radiation from sun exposure can lead to unnecessary breakdown of elastin and collagen in the skin. Both are important components in making your skin appear plump and naturally youthful. The diminishing supply of collagen and elastin further accentuates volume loss.
Being too skinny — This is usually because of genetics. Although being lean or skinny may work to your advantage during your younger years, it could actually turn out to be a disadvantage once you reach middle age. Individuals with naturally skinny faces have little fat to begin with once volume loss begins.
Hormonal shifts in women — Hormonal shifts in women during menstruation, pregnancy, and childbirth can also influence gain or loss of facial fat.
Fortunately, facial volume loss can be addressed by non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as facial fillers. If you’d like to learn more about these fillers, call us at 405.418.5400to schedule a personal consultation today!