How to Avoid Plastic Surgery Mishaps

Learn more about how Dr. Mark Ginsburg ensures consistent revision rhinoplasty results.

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Dr. Ginsburg Voted 2016 Top Doctor In Plastic Surgery

Source: Main Line Today/Melissa Jacobs

Dr. Ginsburg was voted by his peers and selected by Main Line Today editors as a 2016 Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery.

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Forehead Creases Treatment Using BOTOX® Cosmetic Compared to Brow Lift

Patients can appear haggard or worn down when the skin on their faces begins to sag and forms wrinkles and creases. Dr. Mark Ginsburg provides cosmetic treatments that can transform a tired appearance into a refreshed one. Many patients come for treatment because they are tired of looking older than they actually feel. Looking older can negatively impact one’s life in a number of areas, from work to social life. A cosmetic procedure can restore a more youthful appearance, as well as one’s self-esteem.

A brow lift is a common procedure because the forehead is usually the first area to show visible signs of aging. A brow lift can be used to raise the brow line and smooth skin in the area. Although this treatment is popular, treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic is just as popular. This treatment is very effective in softening and eliminating fine lines and wrinkles, leading to a younger appearance. Dr. Ginsburg is available for consultation to help you understand the benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic versus a brow lift.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is quite popular with patients, probably because it is so accessible. This non-surgical procedure is considered to be very safe and affordable for almost any patient. BOTOX® Cosmetic involves an injection that will temporarily paralyze certain facial muscles that create creases and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic basically disables certain facial muscles so that your skin appears relaxed and smooth. This treatment works on the upper facial features and leads to a noticeable improvement in the appearance of the forehead and eye region. This leads to a younger and more refreshed appearance for the patient.

One minor drawback of the procedure is the fact that it is temporary. Although treatment results are significant, they only last from four to six months. At this time, treatment should be repeated if the patient expects to maintain the benefits of the treatment. Patients should also be aware that BOTOX® does not address loose skin — only wrinkles, lines, and creases.

Brow Lifts

The most significant benefit of brow lift surgery is that it offers long-lasting results to the patient. Brow lifts eliminate wrinkles and lines, leading to a more youthful appearance for the face. It not only helps with wrinkles, but also raises the brow line and does away with loose facial skin. Patients who have significant signs of aging because of a low brow may find a brow lift better suited and more effective than BOTOX® Cosmetic. The main negative of a brow lift is that it costs more and is more invasive. Although any surgical procedure involves risk, we reduce that risk by performing an endoscopic brow lift. This procedure is less risky because it only involves small incisions that heal more quickly, reducing recovery time.

If you are dealing with noticeable signs of aging, you should consider cosmetic treatment. Dr. Mark Ginsburg provides safe and effective treatment in a caring and professional setting. If you want more information on BOTOX® Cosmetic or other cosmetic procedures, make an appointment with us right away. We eagerly await hearing from you!

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Facelift Results: What to Expect

As advances in facelift technologies and techniques have been made, the stigma that used to be attached to those who had the procedure has vanished. This is particularly true when the procedure is performed by an expert board-certified facial plastic surgeon and cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Mark Ginsburg. Facelift surgery has become accepted by society as a way to revitalize one’s face. It has become as mainstream as applying anti-wrinkle cream at night or wearing makeup. While facelifts once left patients with an unnatural, stretched appearance, today’s facelifts enhance the patient’s natural looks, allowing them to look and feel younger without any obvious signs of plastic surgery.

A facelift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that offers the patient the opportunity to “turn back the clock” and enjoy a more youthful facial appearance. A number of surgical techniques can be employed. It normally involves removing extra skin and can be combined with other facial procedures under anesthesia. Facelifts are the sixth most commonly performed cosmetic procedure, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery offers facelifts that consistently look natural and beautiful, regardless of the procedure employed. Dr. Ginsburg has mastered a number of facelift techniques. He is also an expert at tailoring the appropriate technique to meet the individual needs of each unique patient. No matter what your goals are, Dr. Ginsburg can offer you the results you desire.

Forming Realistic Expectations

Probably the most important part of ensuring satisfaction with the results of your procedure is establishing expectations that are realistic for a given procedure. For example, even the greatest plastic surgeon cannot make a patient who is 45-years old look like a 21-year old. It is just not possible. Although a patient may have a perfect procedure, if he or she has unrealistic expectations, they will be disappointed at even these results.

Facelifts can make the face look younger by about one decade. People who get this procedure who expect results along these lines are usually quite pleased with their results. Those with only mild facial sagging often have a mini facelift that offers excellent results that are less invasive. Dr. Ginsburg tailors each facelift to suit the individual needs of each patient.

Realizing the Role Patients Play in Their Recovery

Dr. Ginsburg spends quite a bit of time helping patients understand the role they play in their recovery. Although the results of a facelift are immediately apparent, the healing process occurs over the span of a few months, rather than weeks. This can frustrate the patient, but they need to follow Dr. Ginsburg’s exact post-operative instructions to ensure they heal properly and obtain the best results. Smokers are required to stop smoking, and vigorous activities should be avoided until Dr. Ginsburg gives the okay.

Healthy Lifestyle Commitment

Although time is a major factor in the aging of the skin, an individual’s lifestyle choices also play a large role. Those who were smokers, worshipped the sun, did not get enough sleep, drank excessive amounts of alcohol, did not regularly exercise, or engaged in other unhealthy habits before their facelift procedure must change their lifestyles after their surgery to ensure that their results are maintained. Otherwise, they may experience additional signs of aging on their faces, reversing the benefits of their procedure.

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What to Expect Before Your Rhinoplasty Surgery: Pre-Operative Instructions

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that can have a dramatic effect on your appearance. The procedure involves changing the size or shape of one of the most noticeable features of the face, the nose. People undergo this surgery for a variety of reasons. Some people want to correct congenital abnormalities, fix an injury or want to have a nose that better suits the other features of their face. Dr. Mark Ginsburg is a board-certified facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon that specializes in cosmetic rhinoplasty. Dr. Ginsburg is known for giving patients superior results that leave them pleased with their outcome.

As a patient of Dr. Ginsburg, you can expect the highest level of care in his state-of-the-art office. While Dr. Ginsburg delivers the best care possible, it is important for patients to follow the pre- and post-operative care instructions they are given. During the consultation with the doctor, patients are given pre-op rhinoplasty instructions so they will understand what they should expect prior to the surgery. Dr. Ginsburg can determine whether the person is a good candidate for the procedure by their willingness to follow these important instructions.

If a rhinoplasty is in your future, we encourage you to read the following pre-operative instructions. These instructions will help you gain an understanding of what to expect at your consultation with Dr. Ginsburg. It is important that you take these instructions seriously. You will need to live a healthy life prior to, and after, your surgery. To achieve the best results, it is important that you follow your post-operative instructions.

General Pre-Surgical Rhinoplasty Instructions

After you have made the decision to undergo a rhinoplasty, you will receive your pre-operative instructions. At your consultation, Dr. Ginsburg will discuss the instructions with you and answer any questions you may have about the instructions and the procedure. Your pre-operative instructions may advise you of the following:

  • Two weeks before your surgery, stop using blood-thinning medications, vitamin E, aspirin, or ibuprofen.
  • Have someone available who can drive you to and from the office on the day of the procedure.
  • Have any prescriptions that are prescribed by the doctor filled before the rhinoplasty.
  • It is important that you do not eat or drink after midnight on the day your procedure is scheduled.
  • Do not wear make-up on the day your procedure is scheduled.
  • Have someone to provide care for you for at least two days following the surgery.
  • Quit smoking for two weeks before the surgery. You should also not smoke during your recovery process. Smoking can have a untoward  effect on the healing process.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, preferably something that fastens in the front, on the day of the rhinoplasty.
  • Do not wear jewelry, contact lenses and remove any piercings on the day of the procedure.

It is important that you are well-prepared for the healing process of your rhinoplasty. Being prepared will help to ensure that you have a smooth healing period. You should have all of the supplies you need, such as cold compresses, saline nasal spray, cotton pads and any other items recommended by Dr. Ginsburg, purchased before the operation. Make sure that you confirm all of your follow-up appointments before the surgery, as well.

 


 

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Eliminating Under-Eye Bags With Lower Eyelid Surgery

Bags underneath the eyes are a stereotypical sign of tiredness. Seeing wrinkled or puffy skin beneath a person’s eyes can cause others to draw unfair and inaccurate conclusions about the individual’s age, mood or even physical health. However, in many instances, bags under the eyes are a genetic issue or a result of basic aging. Although baggy eyes may seem unavoidable, selecting the appropriate treatment at our facial plastic surgery center in the Philadelphia area can present an effective, practical and long-term solution.

Lower eyelid surgery can help patients obtain tighter, smoother and younger-looking under-eye skin that makes them look more energetic and vibrant. Whether it’s used on its own or alongside other treatments, lower eyelid surgery is an effective and safe method for revitalizing your appearance. If you think that such a treatment would benefit you, you should consider the following:

What Causes Under-eye Bags?

Under-eye bags are, in many cases, a temporary physiological reaction to sleep deprivation, allergies, diet issues or numerous other factors. In most of these situations, individuals don’t give their bodies the time or resources necessary to support proper fluid circulation. This causes subcutaneous water retention, which most often makes itself noticeable under the eyes. Because they’re temporary, under-eye bags caused by these issues cannot be addressed with lower eyelid surgery.

However, under-eye bags that are a result of aging can be treated with the surgery. As people become older, skin naturally loses its elasticity, and collagen and fat become separated from muscle tissue. This leads to droopy-looking eyes that may also be puffy. This commonly occurs in older men and women, but some individuals will be effected due to genetic influences. Unfortunately, under-eye aging can make you look fatigued even when you’re well rested, and it can cause you to appear older than your actual age. Lower eyelid surgery is a suitable option for many people looking to minimize this effect on their looks.

How Can Eyelid Surgery Help?

The goal of eyelid surgery is to eliminate unwanted skin and fat beneath and above the contours of the eyes, and in some cases, it also involves tightening of the muscle tissue. Removing excess tissue and tightening the skin that is left can often help keep patients from appearing tired and old around their eye region. Lower eyelid surgery is especially helpful for minimizing age-induced puffing and sagging underneath the eyes. After a quick and safe recovery, you may notice results right away, allowing you to return to work within one to two weeks while feeling confident.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Eyelid surgery provides results that can last for several years. Because tissue is removed directly from the area, and the eyelids are left rejuvenated and redefined, patients don’t need to be concerned with their results fading in the near future. Indeed, it’s very common for patients to enjoy their results for around 10 years before the benefits begin fading. While all patients have their unique goals, it’s essential to be aware that no surgery is capable of halting the natural aging process. Because of this, the results of your surgery will most likely fade over time depending on your unique genetics and situation.

Candidates for Lower Eyelid Surgery

Patients who struggle with persistent bags underneath their eyes from normal aging are typically ideal lower eyelid surgery candidates. As long as the changes they want are purely aesthetic, and the effects aren’t from an underlying health problem, facial plastic surgery provides an effective method for achieving a younger, healthier look.

As with all surgeries, in order to qualify for eyelid surgery, patients must be in good overall health. Ailments that can hinder your ability to heal properly, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or liver disease, can increase certain risks during and after surgery. Smokers tend to have a slightly suppressed immune system, so we recommend that if you smoke, you abstain from doing so for the several weeks prior to and following your surgery. Certain eye problems, such as glaucoma, infection or chronic severe dry-eye can also disqualify you from eyelid surgery.

To learn whether you’re an ideal candidate for eyelid surgery, please contact Dr. Mark Ginsburg to schedule your private consultation. He will help you make the most informed decision possible by establishing your goals and understanding the precise issues that could impact your results.

 


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Vote for Dr. Ginsburg for Delco Times Best Of Contest!

Providence Facial Plastic & Cosmetic SurgeryVote for Dr. Ginsburg for Delco Times Best Of Contest! Go to Delco Times, choose “Medical” Ballot and type in the field “Dr. Mark Ginsburg Providence Facial Plastic, Glen Mills, PA”. Hurry, voting ends August 15th!

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