By Linda Owsley, RN BSN
At the end of a long hot summer, when the kids go back to school, we believe in your treating yourself to some good old fashioned pampering.
Whether that means erasing the sun damage you accumulated over the summer with a clinical facial or chemical peel, or diving into surgical options for a full mommy makeover, Owsley Plastic Surgery is here to help you reach your goals! We offer many surgical, non-surgical, and aesthetic options that we will tailor to fit your needs.
One of the simplest things one can do to refresh their appearance is to consider cosmetic injectables. Botox has become a household name and many people have benefited from the use of these muscle relaxing injectable treatments.
Linda Owsley, RN, BSN is our image consultant and injector at Owsley Plastic Surgery, and has been injecting for over 10 years. She prefers the use of Dysport, one of Botox’s competitors, due to its quicker onset and better longevity.
Dysport treatment is quick and easy with an appointment lasting a mere 10 to 15 minutes. Results can be seen within a couple days, with full effects taking place two weeks after treatment. Dysport is most commonly used to treat the frown line between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines, and crows feet with recommended re-treatment every 4 months. Call to find out about our monthly “Dysport Day” special!
Other cosmetic injectables that can instantly enhance appearance are known generically as “fillers.” Fillers are used in the mid-face and lips to replace lost volume, smooth lines, and to lift the areas of the face that gravity and aging have affected.
One of the most popular fillers on the market is known as Restylane Lyft (formerly Perlane). Lyft is a hyaluronic acid product that gives instant results to areas of volume loss and smooths the nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
It can also be used to plump lips! Restylane Silk hit the market in 2015 as the first FDA approved filler for lips and is generally used to smooth the stubborn lip lines that form around the mouth as we age.
Juvederm Voluma is another great filler product that can be used and provides long lasting results with retreatment at 6 months.
Newer to the market is a product known as Sculptra Aesthetic. This filler differs from others in that the results are not seen instantaneously; instead, a series of treatments of this poly-L lactic acid product stimulates your body’s own collagen production.
This product is ideal for the hollowing of the peripheral face and pre-auricular region. Results can last up to 2 years after a full treatment series. For more information, Linda would love to see you for a complimentary consultation and discuss your best treatment options!
If you’re more concerned with your body, a mommy makeover may be what you’re looking for. Mommy makeover is a generic term used to describe any combination of breast and body surgery.
Most commonly this can include but is not limited to breast lift and augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Each mommy makeover is custom tailored to the patient’s individual needs and goals.
All of the above are done in the OR under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Recovery requires 6 weeks of limited physical activity with no lifting, pushing or pulling greater than 10 pounds; although, patients typically start to feel like themselves again between 1 to 2 weeks post-op.
When looking into any sort of elective surgery it’s extremely important to find a surgeon who is board certified or board eligible in Plastic Surgery.
This certification verifies that the surgeon went through an additional 3 year residency in plastic surgery and has maintained an elite level of continuing education and is held to a higher standard of ethics.
You may not be ready to go under the knife or the needle just yet, and that’s okay. If you’re looking for a quick refresh, an aesthetic treatment may be right for you.
Masks and clinical facials are a great way to exfoliate, re-hydrate, and relax. Chemical peels are a more results-driven treatment that can smooth fine lines and wrinkles, reverse hyper-pigmentation, dry acne, and soothe sensitivity. Owsley Plastic Surgery also offers laser hair removal, waxing, and eyelash tinting.