Today there was news of an interesting report from the ASPS on the increasing popularity of chin implant surgery. I have done this procedure for about 15 years, always using local anesthesia. In my patients, placement of a chin implant is usually done at the same time as liposuction of the neck and jowls, but it can also be done by itself.
A few points:
1. The implant should be placed beneath a layer called the periosteum (actually between the periosteum and the underlying jaw bone). The implant will stay in position and feels very natural if it is placed at this level. A more superficially placed chin implant may “migrate” to a less than optimal location. A few months ago I removed an old chin implant that had been placed at a superficial level (20 years ago) that had done just that.
2. An improperly placed chin implant can be easily removed (see previous comment); thus it is not permanent unless you want it to be.
3. The design of the chin implant is important. I prefer an “extended” design that provides some fill in the lateral side of the chin. The smaller, traditional “button” design implant looks less natural because it can produce a “pointy chin” look.
If you are interested in learning more, call The Langdon Center for a complimentary, one-on-one consultation: 203-453-8625.
Although people may not admit to watching the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, somebody must be fibbing, because the reality television show is extremely high in the ratings all over the country!
The Beverly Hills edition of The Real Housewives series follows a group of wealthy women who live an extremely lavish lifestyle in glamorous Beverly Hills. The recent episode featuring Zerona laser treatment followed the women as they attended a plastic surgeon’s office to address various cosmetic concerns like “muffin tops.” The women learned how easy the Zerona procedure is and how the laser works to zap inches by shrinking fat cells.
Zerona is available to you, too, at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. It is the proven new way to painlessly reduce inches and stubborn body fat quickly. Zerona is designed to reduce fat and contour the body without invasive surgery. There are no needles, no incisions, and no recovery time needed.
During six quick and painless treatments, you simply lie under the Zerona slimming device for 20 minutes on your front and 20 minutes on your back. Unlike minimally-invasive procedures or traditional liposuction, Zerona allows you to continue your daily activities without interruption.
The Zerona laser creates a small pore in the protective membrane of the fat cell enabling the fatty contents to seep out of the cell. The excess fat is then passed out of the body during normal metabolism. Clinical trials confirmed the impressive effects that Zerona laser therapy has on adipose tissue (fat storing cells).
You don’t have to live in Beverly Hills to enjoy Zerona! Give The Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery in Guilford a call!
If you’re considering a treatment and are interested in learning how ZERONA can help you lose inches, please schedule a free consultation by calling us at 203.453.8625 or contact us.
According to recent articles on cnn.money.com, projectbeauty.com and several other leading publications, there is an interesting phenomenon occurring. As the job market slumps, faces are perking up.
According to CNN’s article entitled, “Plastic surgery rebounds as job seekers try to look better,” much of the business is coming from men over the age of 55 who are concerned about keeping their jobs. However, many men and women alike are willing to do whatever it takes to secure employment in an uncertain job market.
For many individuals in their 60s and 70s who are delaying retirement and continuing to work, having a youthful image that matches their energy level may help them in their job search. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, eyelid surgeries and facelifts are among the most common surgeries for those looking to appear younger in order to advance their careers.
Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, there is sometimes an age bias when employers must choose between candidates with similar experience and education. Younger candidates often require a smaller salary and are farther away from retirement; for smaller businesses, a younger person’s health benefits may also be more affordable. Additionally, employers may perceive younger people to have more energy and be more technologically savvy.
Dr. Langdon, Medical Director of the Langdon Center in Guilford, CT says, “Patients are turning to minimally-invasive procedures like the Browlift (Forehead Lift), ExpresS-Lift Face Lift and treatments like skin tightening, wrinkle reducing injectables like BOTOX® and dermal fillers like Juvéderm™ and Radiesse®. If I can help my patients feel more confident and youthful when they are searching for employment, then I have done my job well.”
To learn more about Dr. Langdon and The Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, call 203.453.8625.