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!
It’s almost here! The day when people around the world celebrate love, both old and new. Valentine’s Day is a time for giving chocolates in heart-shaped boxes, adorable teddy bears, red roses, cards with sugary sweet messages and little candies with cheesy sayings. We look forward to intimate candlelight dinners at romantic restaurants, nostalgic drives and reminiscing well into the night. Start the night off right by taking someone’s breath away thanks to our lip enhancement, Botox®, skin rejuvenation, and acne treatments.
Perfectly Natural Lips
No surgery, no downtime, and no scarring are just some of the benefits of our lip enhancement treatment. You can make a dramatic or subtle change while maintaining a natural appearance and texture. We sculpt your lip shape and size with injections with collagen, dermal fillers or your fat. The results last for several months. If you want a permanent solution for thin lips, we also offer several types of grafts, as well as a technique that uses flaps from inside the lips.
Bye, Bye Wrinkles
The upper portion of your face shows some of the earliest signs of aging, such as worry lines on the forehead, crow’s feet and vertical lines between your eyes. Botox® has been used by millions of people around the world to treat these areas. In less than one hour, you can say goodbye to your wrinkles.
No More Blemishes
Nothing ruins Valentine’s Day more than waking up only to find that you have new blemishes on your skin. Our professional acne treatments remove excess oils, unclog pores and reduce inflammation to give you healthy, beautiful skin every day of the year.
Fresh, Radiant Skin
Skin rejuvenation gives your skin a fresh, radiant appearance. Our light chemical peels remove dead skin cells and the outer layer of the skin. You may have some minor redness for a few days after the treatment, so we recommend that you schedule the treatment at least one week before Valentine’s Day.
Don’t Forget Your Valentine’s Cosmetic Treatments! Contact Dr. Timothy Jones.
Schedule a consultation to discuss lip enhancement, Botox®, acne treatments and skin rejuvenation for Valentine’s and to learn about brow lifts, sinus surgery, rhinoplasty and our other services. Contact Dr. Timothy Jones today. You can contact our Oklahoma City office directly at (405) 418-5400.
In Oklahoma, there isn’t a shortage of sunny days most of the year. And when we’re out in it, that sun is giving our skin the business with its damaging UV rays. Also, personal habits, stress, and general aging can leave your skin weathered, wrinkled, and dull. Dr. Jones and his team are big believers in skin resurfacing to address some of these skin aging issues. One of those methods we use is CO2 laser resurfacing.
But CO2 resurfacing is an ablative procedure that requires at least two weeks of recovery time, so it’s not for everyone. Here are some pros and cons of CO2 laser skin resurfacing with Dr. Jones.
Advantages of CO2 Resurfacing
CO2 resurfacing is an aggressive resurfacing treatment. It can reduce visible skin wrinkling by over half. It delivers excellent improvement in fine lines, general texture, and a reduction in troublesome pigmentation areas. It has a dramatic effect on deep wrinkling. Acne scarring also responds to CO2 laser resurfacing; most of our patients notice a 50% improvement in their acne scars. A side effect/benefit of this type of resurfacing is skin tightening. The heat generated by the laser triggers an injury response in the body, creating new collagen and elastin in the area, firming the skin and delivering, in effect, a slight lift.
If you’re looking for a comparison to the effects of CO2 resurfacing, it would be surgical dermabrasion. But recovery from laser resurfacing is easier than from dermabrasion. Also, since CO2 laser resurfacing is performed under general anesthesia, the patient feels no pain during the procedure.
Disadvantages of CO2 Resurfacing
While effective, Dr. Jones wants his patients to know that CO2resurfacing, like dermabrasion, requires a good deal of recovery time. The patient’s skin will be weepy for two weeks and will require thorough cleaning four to five times daily, along with application of ointment to keep the skin from scabbing. The areas can take up to three weeks to heal. After that, the skin will remain pink or red for more time. Care must be taken to avoid sun exposure on the treated skin. Also, patients with darker skin tones are not good candidates for CO2 resurfacing because the procedures can reduce the skin pigmentation in relationship to other areas that are not treated.
If you are interested in CO2 laser skin rejuvenation, call Dr. Jones at 405.418.5400.
Everyone wants clear skin, but no one has it. OK, well maybe Jane Seymour has clear skin. But she’s the only one…on the planet. The rest of us have to deal with common skin issues, including age spots, melasma, broken capillaries, sun spots, and texture issues.
Dr. Jones uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, also known as photorejuvenation, to address all these issues and more. And IPL treatments improve the skin without the need for surgery or length recovery times.
Who should opt for IPL treatment?
A variety of frustrating skin issues can be addressed with IPL therapy:
• Poor texture
• Fine wrinkles
• Broken capillaries
• Stretch marks
• Age and sun spots
• Large pores
Unfortunately, IPL doesn’t work as well on tanned or darker complexions.
How IPL works
In an IPL procedure, pulsed bright light is used to treat skin blemishes. The IPL handpiece is pressed against the target areas and emits a broad bandwidth of light that penetrates the epidermis (the skin’s outer layer). The light energy converts to heat in the dermis and triggers a wound response mechanism in the body. Although there is no wound, the body perceives the heat as such and calls for the production of new collagen. Collagen is a protein that is responsible for the support structure of the skin. Its production decreases one percent each year after we turn 20. That’s why our skin becomes looser and saggy with time.
The light energy also reacts with the melanin in age spots and other pigmentation issues, causing those areas to shed cells and create new skin cells in their place.
Interested in addressing those skin issues? Call us at 405.418.5400 and ask about IPL photorejuvenation.
If you’re the skin, the largest organ of the human body, getting older sucks. We all know that as we age our skin becomes drier, more brittle, looser, and more prone to wrinkling and creasing. Although Ponce de Leon thought otherwise, there is one aging process that is unstoppable and one that is somewhat controllable. The two types of aging are known as intrinsic and extrinsic aging. Dr. Jones can help you with the second kind.
In your younger days, the outer layer of your skin (the epidermis) was smooth and even. Pigmentation was uniform. Collage production was still near peak, so your skin was firm and taut. Elastin kept the skin supple and malleable. Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which keep the skin hydrated, were still in abundance.
Intrinsic vs. extrinsic aging
But time stops for no one. Your skin ages and wrinkles start to form. Wrinkling is a combination of two types of aging — intrinsic and extrinsic.
Intrinsic aging is master of all. Even if you lived on the floor of the deepest, darkest rainforest, you’d still age intrinsically. Once you turn 20, your body knocks off one additional percent of its collagen production each year. This makes your skin thinner and more fragile as the years go by. Your sweat and oil glands also slow their function, and elastin and GAGs drop as well. While intrinsic aging is inevitable, it isn’t the main cause of wrinkles.
That culprit would be extrinsic aging. Extrinsic aging is a direct result of sun and environmental damage (smoking or exposure to pollution, among others). Your formerly even-toned, supple skin changes. In extrinsic aging, the cornified outer layer of the skin thickens even as the skin overall is becoming thinner, looser, and more brittle. Precancerous growths, skin cancers, and sun spots all start to develop, in direct response to your amount of sun exposure. This exposure also causes an exaggerated decrease in collagen, elastin, and GAGs.
All of these factors team up to give your skin a saggy, wrinkled, rough appearance, with uneven tone and brown patches.
That’s where Dr. Jones’s various surgical and non-surgical options come into play, fighting extrinsic aging. Call us at 405.418.5400 today and let’s talk about your options.
When you come to Dr. Jones’s practice and you’re interested in non-surgical options to rejuvenate your skin, we set you up with our medical aesthetician who performs a VISIA skin analysis. That analysis then helps us create a plan to rejuvenate your skin. Using natural skin produces, medical creams and peels, laser skin treatments, and dermabrasion, we are able to address your issues with pigmentation, color, texture, loss of elasticity, acne, large pores, unwanted hair, rosacea, and spider veins.
Home skin care — We provide the products and instruct you on how to develop your own skin care regimen at home. The Obagi Nu-Derm system is our most popular.
Laser skin treatments — We have a variety of lasers to address everything from spider veins to vascular lesions. Our laser offerings are: Pixel Laser, AFT Pulsed Light for Pigmented Lesions, AFT 570 Pulsed Light for Vascular Lesions, Nd:YAG Laser, and ST Module Skin Tightening with Pulsed Light.
Peels — We use chemical peels of various strengths to remove the old, tired surface layer of skin and replace it with new, glowing skin. Peels can treat acne, lines and wrinkles, skin discoloration, sun damage, and pre-cancerous growths.
Crystal-free microdermabrasion — This resurfacing process removes the upper layer of the skin and encourages new collagen and elastin production. This treats fine lines and wrinkles, acne and acne scare, sun daage, and enlarged pores.
Dermabrasion and CO2 laser — These more aggressive resurfacing techniques remove not only the surface layer, but also penetrate into the dermis. These address deeper wrinkles and scars, but require more recovery time.
Facials — Our Deluxe and Corrective Facials encourage skin renewal and promote deep facial cleansing.
Interested in skin rejuvenation without surgery? Call us at 405.418.5400 and let’s talk about your skin resurfacing options.
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!
Smoking has always been linked to a wide variety of health issues, ranging from various types of cancer to heart conditions to breathing difficulties. In addition, it has also been associated with premature deliveries and low birth weight babies. At our facial cosmetic surgery practice, we encourage our patients to quit the habit weeks or months before their surgery for the following reasons:
Delayed Healing and Increased Risk of Complications Post-Surgery
Nicotine in cigarettes constricts the blood vessels, which in turn reduces the blood supply to body tissues. Once blood supply is reduced, the surgical site heals much more slowly. That delayed healing also translates into an increased risk of post-procedure complications and prolonged hospital stays.
Smoking Only Negates the Positive Effects of Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Certain chemicals in cigarette smoke significantly affect skin elasticity, leading to the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. If you don’t quit the habit shortly before your surgery, there’s a good chance you’re your desired outcomes from surgery won’t be fully achieved.
Let us help you quit smoking before your facial cosmetic surgery! Our team would love to help you out and answer your questions. Call 405.418.5400to schedule an appointment. We look forward to your visit!
If there’s such thing as instant gratification following plastic surgery, it would have to be after a breast lift when desired outcomes are immediately obvious. However, when it comes to facial cosmetic surgery, it is normal to feel depressed or anxious during the recovery period. Additionally, many patients will second guess their decision in having the procedure and would begin to think that they have made a mistake. If you have recently experienced such feelings following a facial cosmetic procedure, you don’t have to panic because it is actually normal!
On a whole, you can expect to experience any of the following post-surgery:
Such emotions may be a result of the following characteristics in the treated area/s in the face – bruising, swelling, numbness, tender to the touch and facial asymmetry.
Lack of Freedom
In addition to the physical unattractiveness following surgery, post-surgical instructions may make one feel restricted such as staying in bed and avoiding high impact activities (goodbye feel-good endorphins!) for a certain period of time.
The Best You Can Do
Aside from fully understanding that negative feelings following surgery is normal, the best you can do for yourself is to be patient and actively find ways to distract yourself. You can choose to write about your feelings through journals and blogs or talk to individuals who had the same procedure as yours. This will help you get in tune with your feelings and keep things in perspective. Thus, it pays to have a solid support system made of friends and family.
If you are still feeling blue and you think those feelings are getting worst during recovery, we encourage you to get in touch with us. We’d be happy to discuss your options if you’re not fully satisfied with the outcomes of your procedure.
Although information on cosmetic surgery may be abundant online, a face-to-face consultation with a plastic surgeon is still a crucial component in ensuring optimum plastic surgery outcomes. Nothing beats having a personal conversation with your surgeon when it comes to coming up with an informed decision regarding the facial cosmetic surgery of your choice.
There may be a great deal of things that you can do during a personal consultation – from finding out a surgeon’s credentials and experience to determining which technologies are currently employed in his or her practice. However, we list down the 3 most important things that you should never skip discussing with your surgeon during a face-to-face consultation.
Explain and Clarify Your Cosmetic Goals
Generally, your plastic surgeon should know exactly what it is that you want and expect from the procedure. This will help your plastic surgery team come up with a plan that is tailored and customized to your preferences, expectations, and lifestyle. It may also help if you ask your surgeon to review before-and-after photographs to be able to pinpoint what it is that you specifically want following surgery.
Find Out and Discuss Your Options
It may be best for you to be open to new options as growth in plastic surgery technology is rapidly increasing each day. You may have initially thought about wanting a face lift to help restore your youthful glow. Yet, your plastic surgeon might suggest that using facial fillers will more likely benefit you rather than having a full face lift surgery performed.
By and large, a personal consultation will help open your eyes to alternative options that will either produce optimum results more than you would have expected or have the same effective outcomes for a lower cost.
Here at our practice, there is no such thing as an insignificant question. We often encourage first-time visitors to come up with a list of questions beforehand and we’ll do our best to answer them thoroughly as we can. Aside from queries on the details of the procedure per se, you might want to include questions concerning preparation for surgery, recovery, risks, and possible complications. The greater your knowledge of the surgery, the easier it would be for you to make a sound and well-informed decision.
Setting Up Your First Personal Consultation with Dr. Timothy Jones
Get started with your plastic surgery journey today by setting up an appointment with us! Call 405.418.5400or fill out this contact form today. We look forward to your visit!