Many San Francisco residents spend a lot on skin care. From “over-the-counter” products to injectables like Botox and Juvederm, the spending can be way up. But those chemicals can only go so far. A skilled cosmetic surgeon can do so much more for your appearance than they ever will.
Certainly, over-the-counter products and injectables have their uses, but they also have a limited life span. For instance, an injectable such as Juvederm XC can smooth out wrinkles for up to a year or so, while Juvederm Vollure XC can soften lines and wrinkles for up to 18 months by adding volume. But that is really as far as they go.
In order to make a real difference that is long-lasting, skin care surgery in San Francisco is the answer. Here at Visage Medspa & Facial Plastic Surgery Center one of the processes that we use is fat transfer.
As we get older, we lose fullness in the face and this results in the hollow-cheeked sunken look. The new thinking in plastic surgery is, rather than pulling the skin tighter, to replace the volume that has been lost, and this can be done by transferring fat cells from one part of the body to the face. This type of skin care surgery in San Francisco involves harvesting fat from a small incision in the abdomen or neck.
This is then cleansed and concentrated and injected into the recipient site. Surprisingly, the whole procedure only takes about an hour and can be carried out under local anesthesia on the donor and recipient sites. There may be some redness, swelling, and very occasionally bruising, but most patients are able to return to work or other activities after about three days.
Another type of skin care surgery in San Francisco that we undertake at Visage is nose reshaping or rhinoplasty, also known colloquially as a “nose job”. You may have suffered an injury that has damaged the nose, there may be a birth defect, or you may just be unhappy with the way that your nose looks. Whatever the reason, our Dr Alex Rabinovich can carry out rhinoplasty for you to correct and alter the shape of your nose so that it, and your face, appears the way that you want it to look.
We can also help with eyelid procedures. Aging can cause the skin of the upper eyelids to stretch out and in severe cases it can even affect peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty involves removing excess skin around the eyelids and lifting them so that you have a much younger look.
Whatever your issues around facial surgery, Dr Rabinovich is always happy to offer patients an initial consult when he can answer all your questions.