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Is There a “Right Age” for a Facelift?

If you look in the mirror and see wrinkles, sags, jowling and a flat cheek area, and find yourself using your fingers to lift your facial skin to reveal a younger appearance, you’re likely the “right age” for a facelift because—in all reality—there is no “right age.” Can You Be “Too Young” for a Facelift? Some of my NW Indiana patients come to me in their mid-to-late 30s wondering if having a facelift at their age might create trouble later on. They worry that having an early facelift will mean repeated lifts every 10 years or so. Depending on the … Continue reading

Fat vs Fillers: Which is Best?

Over the past few years, autologous fat grafting (using the patient’s own fat) instead of dermal fillers such as Juvéderm®, Restylane® and others, has gained in popularity. At my plastic surgery practice near Chicago, I have chosen not to offer fat transfer because I don’t believe it offers the best value to my patients. The Advantages of Fat Grafting Fat can be used anywhere a filler can be injected. Fat is an excellent filler for pitted acne scars, wrinkles and other “divots” in the skin’s surface. It can be used in place of fillers in the lips, nasolabial folds, marionette … Continue reading

Luscious Lips in Less Than an Hour

Why Lips Matter There is a primitive part of the brain that is specifically attracted to certain secondary sexual characteristics that imply fertility. It’s believed that we are hard-wired to be attracted to other humans with well-developed secondary sexual characteristics as a means to guarantee the perpetuation of the species. Among those characteristics (in women) are ample breasts, shapely hips and, not surprisingly, full lips. The shape, color, texture, and fullness of a woman’s lips reflect her age and, correspondingly, her fertility. Therefore, as a culture, we’ve come to identify full lips as markers of an attractive, young woman. Since … Continue reading

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