Category Aesthetic Surgery

5 Things You Should Know About Using Botox Jaw Reduction For Increased Facial Balance

October 19, 2015 Aesthetic Surgery  No comments

Balance and symmetry are two of the most important considerations to make when attempting to improve overall facial aesthetics. Unfortunately, many people have a larger and stronger than average masseter muscle. This is the chewing muscle in the jaw that is used when masticating foods or forming specific words and sounds.


masseter muscle

the masseter muscle


When it is excessively large, the face can take on a bulky, boxy look even when the individual maintains a balanced body weight and lacks excess fat deposits along the edge of the face. BOTOX jaw reduction procedures temporarily immobolise this muscle, thereby causing it to decrease in size. This low-risk and minimally invasive treatment takes just minutes to perform. Following are five things that you should know about this procedure before deciding whether it’s right for you.


1. This method of jaw reduction can last up to one full year.

Unlike BOTOX treatments for the upper facial muscles which last just three to four months, the use of injectible toxins in the masseter or chewing muscle can create results that last up to one full year. It is also important to note that the results for BOTOX upper facial treatments will become apparent within just seven to ten days. When using this solution to reduce the size of the jaw, however, you will have to wait approximately six weeks for marked changes to appear.


jaw injection

Botox injection for jaw reduction


instant recovery2. There is no recovery time.

Most patients experience few side effects from this procedure apart from mild redness in the injection area. After your treatment has been performed, you can return to your normal activities right away. Mild bruising and swelling may occur in a very small percentage of patients, but these issues will abate on their own.


3. Botox jaw reduction procedures target the area where the jaw attaches to the bone.

The human jaw has an area where three muscle heads overlap. This is where the chewing muscle attaches to the bone and the exact place that your provider will target when performing these treatments. BOTOX will weaken these muscles over time, thereby leading to a reduction in your jaw size. By reducing muscles at the point of attachment, it is also possible to diminish the actual bone size, without significantly impacting the overall strength and health of the jaw bone.


botox jaw reduction


jaw pain4. Discomfort and muscle fatigue while chewing are only temporary.

Some people may experience muscle fatigue while chewing after these procedures, but this is only a short-term development. As the surrounding muscles adapt to and compensate for these changes, using the jaw to masticate hard, crunchy or even tough foods will become easier. The top providers in this industry are diligent in their efforts to find candidates who are least likely to experience this phenomenon.


5. Other procedures may be recommended for achieving overall facial balance.

If patients have disproportionate features across the face, other procedures could be recommended for creating overall facial balance. During your consultation appointment, you can talk about your full range of aesthetic concerns. Your provider will have a number of visual tools on hand for helping you understand the impact that this procedure will have on the balance and symmetry of your face. Understanding the likely outcome of this treatment will help you make informed decisions on how to correct any other disproportionate features.


Botox injection for jaw reduction

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Dermal Fillers Make Your Lips Look Stunning

April 8, 2015 Aesthetic SurgeryWellness  No comments

What Are Dermal Lip Fillers?

Dermal lip fillers are a type of safe, non-surgical treatment that is injected into the lips. They have become increasingly popular these days as they are an affordable way to improve a person’s appearance without having to undergo painful surgery and long recovery periods. Many people choose to get dermal fillers to reduce the signs of ageing. However, they are also popular amongst those who want fuller, more attractive lips.



Dermal Fillers what it is


How Can Dermal Lip Fillers Improve My Appearance?

Lip fillers can make thin lips more attractive and voluminous by making them appear more plump. They can also combat the signs of ageing in a number of ways including eliminating lines around the lips. These include lines on the corners of the mouth that make people look as if they are grimacing, those on the upper lip that make people seem as if they are pouting and marionette lines that extend down the sides of the chin.


Dermal Fillers how it work



What Benefits Do Dermal Lip Fillers Provide?

Dermal lip fillers can combat the signs of ageing by smoothing out wrinkles and making the lips look fuller. These products are completely safe and approved by the NHS in addition to health regulatory agencies around the world. These filler compounds are soft and can be made to compliment your features. The results can easily be corrected or reversed if you are not happy, and they look completely natural. In addition, no anesthetics are used, and the entire procedure can be performed in less than half an hour. Dermal lip fillers are also very effective in improving a person’s appearance with immediate results that last for a long time, and the procedure is non-surgical and requires no recovery time.


Dermal Fillers for the lips


What Should I Expect During and After the Procedure?

During the procedure, aesthetic doctors will inject the most appropriate filler for a person’s lips using a small needle. The process itself will generally only take about 15 minutes and should not be particularly painful. While an individual will likely be able to see their lips fill out and wrinkles disappear somewhat right away, it will take about two days for the full effects to be noticeable.

Dermal lip fillers are not permanent, and they will gradually fade over the course of six months to a year. The amount of time that the effects are noticeable will vary depending on the product used. After about six months, many people return to the aesthetic clinic for maintenance and touch ups. A doctor will be able to provide more specific advice about when people should go back in for another injection. The lips will gradually return to their original state after a year or so if individuals choose not to do any follow up maintenance.

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Do Acupuncture Facelifts Work?

October 5, 2013 Aesthetic SurgeryWellness

Most people notice their bodies change as they age. Hands get wrinkles, hair turns gray and skin on the face may begin to sag. These unwanted changes can prompt people to take drastic measures to reverse the aging process. Many people turn to cosmetic surgery to reverse the aging process. People who are afraid to have cosmetic surgery may elect to use face creams and lotions, only to find the results are minimal. With so many drawbacks to conventional methods, people may be wondering if other options exist.



Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years and you’ve probably heard of it at one time or another. Some acupuncturists believe that an acupuncture facelift can give the results you’ve been searching for without surgery or creams. On average, it takes about 10 sessions to achieve desired results. It is recommended patients attend acupuncture sessions twice a week for about 5 weeks. For people working against a timeline, choosing acupuncture may be more time consuming than receiving surgical facelifts at a professional clinic. However, acupuncture may be worth a try for people who are afraid of going under the knife.


How Does it Work?

Those interested in receiving acupuncture facelifts may be interested in how this procedure actually works. Acupuncture facelifts are available for both men and women. During a session, patients can expect the specialist to make them feel at ease. Many people need reassurance during their first acupuncture session. Approximately 30 to 40 small, sterilized needles will be inserted in the face and body. Acupuncturists claim this procedure stimulates the production of collagen which can lead to more youthful looking skin. Some patients notice less puffy eyelids, smoother skin and fewer deep lines.


Facial Acupuncture Application Areas

Facial Acupuncture Application Areas



Why Choose an Acupuncture Facelift?

Acupuncture facelifts are performed by cosmetic acupuncturists who have been thoroughly trained. There are traditionally less risks associated with acupuncture than cosmetic surgical procedures. During a surgical facelift, patients are sedated with general anesthesia which carries the risk of unwanted and potentially serious side effects. During acupuncture sessions patients are fully awake. No medications are administered, so there is typically less risk. Cosmetic acupuncture differs from traditional acupuncture so people suffering from high blood pressure, migraines, seizures and other medical conditions are not ideal candidates. All medical history should be thoroughly discussed with an acupuncturist prior to beginning a session. Lotions and creams need to be applied frequently and results vary widely. It may take months before any change in skin texture is noted. Most patients who choose acupuncture facelifts notice small changes after a few sessions. Continue to visit here for more information.

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Risks Regarding Breast Enhancement

October 1, 2012 Aesthetic SurgeryWellness

If you are considering getting breast implants or a breast enhancement, it is important to understand all of the potential risks before scheduling an appointment or discussing the procedure further with your own doctor. Once you feel ready to move forward with getting the breast enhancement surgery you can then begin to search for an aesthetic clinic that is right for you, regardless of where you are located.


Risks of Breast Implants and Enhancement Procedures

There are a few complications and risks that come with having your breasts enhanced at any level whether you are going up cup sizes or if you are simply shaping your breasts to look more even and supple. Breast pain can occur in the breast area or even in the nipple area after surgery in addition to also noticing shrinking skin around the breast, also known as “breast tissue atrophy“. If your body’s immune system does not heal quickly or if you are struggling with another disease or illness, you may experience delayed wound healing which can take much longer to heal fully than traditional patients.


There may also be scar tissue that forms all around the implant that has been put in, squeezing it. This is also known as “capsular contracture“. If you have noticed that one of the implants you have recently had put in looks smaller or deflated, you may have “deflation“, which can post a serious risk. Your doctor can help to determine whether or not there is a leak in the implant itself or if it is deflating within you.


Breast Enhancement



Infection can occur with breast implants and enhancement surgery and greatly depends on the method of care your aesthetic doctor prefers once you have had the procedure done. Infections are generally caused by various types of fungi and bacteria that have formed in and around the breast that may not have been properly dressed or clean by your doctor. Many infections will only last a few days at most when they are being properly medicated and treated with ointments or prescribed antibiotics.


If you believe the implant that has been put in is not in the correct position in the breast, this is referred to as displacement or malposition. Additionally, if you have a history of calcium deposits, there is also a risk of developing even more calcium deposits around the implant and underneath the skin of the breast tissue. Most often, additional surgeries are required to fix this issue depending on the severity of it.


A rupture is one of the riskiest potential complications that can occur with a breast enlargement or enhancement surgery, which causes a hole or even a tear in the implant itself. A rupture can lead to deflation, leakage and even an infection and must be treated as quickly as possible by the aesthetic doctor you have been working with during the procedures.


How to Compare the Risks

When you want to know more about the various risks of getting breast implants or enhancement surgery you can do so by reading traditional medical books in addition to also reviewing the potential risks and complications right from home, online.

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