How can I achieve a natural, harmonious, more youthful look?

How can I achieve a natural, harmonious, more youthful look?

Q: How can I achieve a natural, harmonious, more youthful look?   A: Sometimes people think that one procedure will answer all of the issues that come with aging. In reality, aging is a multidimensional, multifactorial process, says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish, M.D., F.A.C.S. “I recommend, first of all, that you take care of issues that have to do with gravity and skin laxity. If you have droopy eyelids, bags under your eyes, jowls or a lot of loose skin in your neck, in general, the answer is a surgical procedure. “As each year goes by we lose volume in terms of fat and collagen, so your face becomes flat and you develop laugh lines and marionette lines. Having surgery does not replace the need for injectables, which are generally recommended for volume loss,” Dr. Danish explains. “The last factor is skin care. You should consider using good skin products and having procedures such as facials, glycolic peals or laser facials. “The answer to having a natural harmonious look is considering surgery when it’s appropriate, considering fillers or injections when it’s appropriate, and taking good care of your skin.” Dr. Danish recommends a facial analysis and consultation to determine the treatment options that will give you the very best, natural-looking...
What facial plastic surgery procedure will take the greatest number of years off my appearance and has a quick recovery?

What facial plastic surgery procedure will take the greatest number of years off my appearance and has a quick recovery?

Q: What facial plastic surgery procedure will take the greatest number of years off my appearance and has a quick recovery? A: An upper and lower eyelid lift can make a woman look up to 20 years younger, says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish. “When people are talking to you, they are looking at your eyes. If you have droopy, hooded upper lids and bags and sagging skin in the lower lids, it gives the impression that you are tired or older than you are,” Dr. Danish points out. “Eyelid surgery takes about an hour. I remove the excess skin and under eye puffiness that has accumulated over time. Recovery is typically one week with some bruising and swelling, but with little discomfort. Patients go back to work in a week.” For some women, sagging upper eyelid skin can obstruct their peripheral vision. Eyelid surgery not only makes you look significantly younger, it can improve your visual fields, and your eyes will feel less tired. In Dr. Danish’s hands, your eyelid shape remains the same and your eyes look very natural, rejuvenated and youthful. “People will say, ‘You look amazing.’ But they won’t be able to tell that you’ve had surgery,” Dr. Danish adds. “The beauty of eyelid lift surgery is, generally, you need the procedure only once during your lifetime.  Most of my patients say, ‘I wish I had done this...
Which cosmetic procedure can best rejuvenate my look for the New Year?

Which cosmetic procedure can best rejuvenate my look for the New Year?

“Every woman’s facial anatomy, skin type and degree of aging differ, so one procedure does not fit all,” says Dr. Myra Danish, M.D., F.A.C.S. “I recommend a consultation and facial analysis to determine what is the minimum the patient needs to look younger and fresher. We discuss the options that will give them the best results.” For some patients, injectables are all that’s needed. Injectables are ideal for crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, laugh lines and marionette lines, as well as adding volume to correct flattening of the checks. With the injectable Lunchtime Lift™, Dr. Danish uses a range of FDA-approved injectables to help her patients look ten years younger in less than an hour and with little to no downtime. “My analysis may show that they require plastic surgery such as upper and lower eyelid lifts, a brow lift, or a facelift. There are several different types of facelifts — a full facelift, a mini version. The midface Lunchtime Lift ™ can restore the patient’s facial anatomy to where it was over a decade ago in just one hour.” Dr. Danish may recommend nonsurgical skin treatments, including laser photo facials, glycolic peels and deeper peels to treat sun damage, uneven pigmentation, redness and spider veins. “All of my patients look rejuvenated and natural, not like they’ve had work done,” Dr. Danish...