Full Face Lift VS Mini Lift

Full Face Lift VS Mini Lift

WHAT IS A FULL FACELIFT AND WHEN IS IT RECOMMENDED VERSUS A MINI-LIFT? Dr. Danish “A full facelift is extensive surgery that involves the face below the eyelids, as well as the jawline and neck. It gives the best result possible,” says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish, M.D., F.A.C.S. “Generally, a full facelift is recommended if you have a lot of hanging skin in the mid-portion of the neck, you have heavy jowls, and your neck doesn’t have a sharp angle under the chin,” she explains. “A mini-lift is a short version of a facelift and is recommended for people who have early signs of aging with minimal jowling and looseness in the neck. Both surgeries are ideal for the appropriate...
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 are the different types of facelifts?

What are the different types of facelifts?

Q: What are the different types of facelifts? A: “A traditional facelift rejuvenates the lower third of the face, the jawline and neck area. It’s a very meaningful operation for people who have a lot of neck laxity, loose hanging skin and prominent jowls. The mini-lift is for people with the early signs of aging and mild neck laxity,’ says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish, M.D., F.A.C.S. “My one-hour Lunchtime Lift is a version of a mid-face lift. We rejuvenate the ‘triangle’ that includes the lower eyelids, cheeks, laugh lines, and jowls,” Dr. Danish explains. “In general, I recommend the minimum procedure that will give the best, natural results based on the patient’s anatomy, skin type and...
What types of laser treatments will give me smoother skin with no downtime?

What types of laser treatments will give me smoother skin with no downtime?

Q: What types of laser treatments will give me smoother skin with no downtime? A: There have been major advances in permanent laser hair removal that make treatments quick, essentially painless, and without downtime, says facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish. M.D., F.A.C.S. “The old lasers used to hurt quite a bit and there was a higher risk for adverse skin reactions like scarring and discoloration. We use the Lumenis LightSheer laser which is much more comfortable,” she says. “The laser treats all skin types and can remove hair permanently from all parts of the body, including sensitive areas like the bikini line. We can treat larger areas like the back or the legs within 20 minutes. This advanced technology allows for no scarring or discoloration and produces great results, with smooth, hairless skin after about six treatment sessions. “Laser photo facials also have no downtime or risk of scarring and can help with discoloration, including redness, and help with regenerating collagen, minimizing pores and fine lines, and reducing acne breakouts by killing bacteria in the skin,” Dr. Danish explains. “We do about six treatment sessions, and afterwards, you have smoother, healthier, glowing skin.” Dr. Danish recommends a facial analysis and consultation to determine the treatment options that will help her patients look younger and fresher and will give them the very best...
What facial plastic surgery procedure will make me look as young as possible and has a quick recovery?

What facial plastic surgery procedure will make me look as young as possible and has a quick recovery?

Q: I’m in my fifties. What facial plastic surgery procedure will make me look as young as possible and has a quick recovery? A: An upper and lower eyelid lift can take 10 to 20 years of aging off of your appearance, says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish. “As we age, the upper eyelids can become hooded and the lower lids can develop puffy bags and sagging skin, making us look tired and old,” she says. “The upper and lower eyelid lift is a one-hour surgery, with typically one week of recovery and little discomfort. Both women and men have great results.” In Dr. Danish’s hands, your eyelid shape will remain the same. Your eyes will look rejuvenated and natural. “People will say, ‘What did you do? 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 sooner.” Call Dr. Danish for a facial analysis and...
What are the new trends in cosmetic procedures?

What are the new trends in cosmetic procedures?

Q: What are the new trends in cosmetic procedures? A: Minimally invasive, no downtime or short downtime procedures have been the trend for the past several years, says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish. “For people who are candidates, we tend to perform a mini-facelift instead of a facelift. The popularity of a coronal brow lift has switched to the less invasive endoscopic forehead lift,” Dr. Danish points out. “We’re trending toward more longer-lasting fillers that give a good result, with little or no side effects. The latest product is Bellafill®, an injectable collagen filler containing microscopic permanent beads. Bellafill® adds volume, corrects smile lines, and results can last up to 5 years. “The trend with lasers and other technology for noninvasive facial and body contouring, skin tightening and hair removal, is that they’re more comfortable and effective than in the past.” As each person’s anatomy, skin type and cosmetic wishes are unique, it’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Danish to learn your options and the expected...