Month: September 2021

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Should I Get a Brow Lift?

These past 18 months, we’ve become more aware of how much our eyes affect our appearance. When we can see the entire face, features can play off of one another. The smile can offset eyes that may look heavy, unfriendly, or sad. In this age of mask-wearing, the relationship between facial features has become distorted in our day to day lives. We now rely much more on the appearance of our eyes to portray our personality and mood. For this reason, we’ve seen an increase in the number of inquiries regarding eyelid rejuvenation and brow lift surgery.

Here, we discuss some particulars to help you determine if you may be ready to schedule a consultation for a brow lift. 

When to Consider a Brow Lift

A brow lift can correct a number of cosmetic concerns that occur in the forehead area. These include:

  • Low-lying or sagging eyebrow position that makes the face appear sad or angry
  • Deep horizontal creases across the forehead known as worry lines
  • Vertical furrows between the eyebrows or “bunny lines” across the top of the nose
  • Excess skin or fatty tissue hanging over the upper eyelids

Considerations

A brow lift can raise the eyebrows to create a more energetic, friendly appearance. This can make a person appear more approachable and youthful due to the repositioning of sagging skin on the upper eyelids. While advantageous results are possible and brow lift surgery tends to have a high satisfaction rate, patients should know that their choice of surgeon matters. Also, blepharoplasty may be needed to address aging eyelids. This procedure is often combined with a brow lift for more comprehensive rejuvenation of the upper face. 

Are you a good candidate for a brow lift?

It can be tricky to determine if the brow lift procedure is right for individual cases, or if eyelid rejuvenation may be more suitable, or if a combination of techniques is ideal. The best way to know for sure is to consult with an experienced surgeon like Dr. Fante. As you prepare for your visit, you can begin to understand your cosmetic needs by observing your eye area for the following:

  • Sagging at the outer corners of the brows or the eyes
  • An angry appearance stemming from the descent of the central brow area
  • Permanent frown lines
  • Difficulty applying makeup to the upper eyelid due to drooping tissue
  • A change in the eyelid when you gently lift the skin above your eyebrow

Brow lift surgery is surging in popularity because it can achieve outstanding long-term results. To learn more about our various brow lift options, contact our  Denver office at (303) 839-1616.

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Options for Lip Augmentation

There is something fulfilling about feeling confident in one’s appearance. For women, especially, facial contouring involves the lips. We can see the importance of full, symmetrical lips in the popularity of various lip augmentation treatments and lip kits that have been developed to give the illusion of natural fullness. In our Denver plastic surgery and medical spa, our patients have options for lip augmentation. We’ll discuss them here. 

Temporary Lip Augmentation

By and far, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers represent the large majority of lip treatments performed today. These temporary fillers enhance the shape of the mouth using smooth gel that attracts water molecules. Hyaluronic acid binds to these molecules to create soft, natural-looking shape. The results of lip injections may last 6 to 18 months and, when the filler is made of hyaluronic acid, the results of treatment are also reversible. 

Long-Lasting Lip Augmentation

After some time using temporary fillers, many patients want to see more long-term improvements. While fillers are advantageous for their own reasons, they may not last as long as some would like. In these cases, two options are available, fat transfer and lip implants. 

Fat transfer, or fat injections, are an excellent path toward naturally-augmented lips. To achieve outstanding results, the doctor first harvests fat from an area such as the thighs, buttocks, or abdomen. The fat obtained through minimally-invasive liposuction is processed in a centrifuge to separate pure fat cells from other fluids. The purified fat is then injected into the body of the upper and lower lip as needed to create perfect volume and symmetry. 

Lip Implants

Patients interested in permanent lip augmentation may lean toward lip implants. This treatment has increased in popularity now that we are accustomed to the use of lip injections and crave longer lasting improvements without continual maintenance. Lip implants are solid models made of solid silicone (that can’t leak) or porous polyethylene plastic. Both materials are ultra-soft and preserve the natural feel and movement of the mouth. 

Which Lip Treatment is Right for You?

You may already know one thing, that thin, wrinkled lips aren’t doing you any favors. To take the next step in creating your perfect pout, contact our Denver office at (303) 839-1616. Dr. Fante can sit with you to discuss your ideal look and how we can get you there. 

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