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How To Balance Your Beauty – Part 3 Six Strategies For Successful Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery is uplifting and self-affirming when its for the right reasonto balance how you look with how you feel. The key to success is to figure out your objectives and then to select a cosmetic surgeon with an advanced understanding of the aging process who can translate your wishes into reality.
First, know when youre ready. There is no right age to have cosmetic surgery, but there is a right timewhen youre ready to improve something that bothers you. If your frown lines make you look angry when youre not, a little Botox in the right places will safely relax the lines, making you look rested but not frozen.
Second, define your goals. Focus on what youd like to improve, discuss your options with your cosmetic surgeon and become familiar with the history, safety and efficacy of the procedures. For example, when it comes to freeing yourself of stubborn, hereditary fat deposits around your jaw line, abdomen, thighs, arms or elsewhere, I find tumescent liposuction to be effective for most people. It provides re-contouring with minimal recovery time. Tumescent liposuction was dermatologist-developed and is now the gold standard for all cosmetic surgeons, due to its effectiveness and safety.
Third, respect yourself. The key to averting disasters, such as Botox frozen face and laser burns, is to select an experienced cosmetic surgeon with board certification in an appropriate specialty, such as dermatology or plastic surgery. The best surgeons avoid a cookie-cutter approach, instead combining state-of-the-art procedures specifically for you and your budget. Their expertise is recognized by their active involvement in teaching and cutting-edge research. As with any profession, there is no substitute for true skill and artistry.
Fourth, play to your strengths. You dont need a supermodels bone structure to look your best. If you fix your weak points, youll draw attention to your strong pointsthe unique features that define you. Beautiful eyes sparkle all the more if you balance them by restoring fullness to your lips and filling wrinkles and under-eye hollows with Restylane or Juvedermpure biosynthetic forms of the hyaluronic acid that naturally supports your skin.
Fifth, know your “power points” and make sure your surgeon does too. Your skin is the canvas for your beauty, your eyebrows are the frame and your lips are the centerpiece. Rather than merely cutting and temporarily stretching your skin, the newest non-invasive technology harnesses your bodys own abilities to rejuvenate itself. Fractional laser resurfacing, Lux IR skin tightening and StarLux photofacials naturally enhance your “power points” and regenerate collagen, giving a real and long-lasting lift to your face, neck, arms and other areas.
Finally, have the serenity to accept what you shouldnt change and the courage to change what you can. Select procedures that enhance your appearance without robbing you of your individuality. An expert cosmetic surgeon can lift your face subtly, beautifully and comfortably with Restylane, Juvederm and Botox. Advanced techniques actually stimulate permanent collagen formation in your skin and prevent wrinkles from deepening. The results can be more individualized than surgery, with no down time and no scarring; and the lift can be adjusted as your face changes with time, to avoid a done look.
You can optimize your personal and professional success by looking as good as you feel. Todays technology in expert hands empowers you to live in perfect balance, radiating youthful energy and vitality at any age.