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By Allen D. Rosen, Valerie J. Ablaza

ISBN-10: 0974899747

ISBN-13: 9780974899749

In Beauty in Balance, popular board-certified plastic surgeons Allen Rosen, M.D., and Valerie Ablaza, M.D., supply another perspective to the present severe makeover fever. They clarify surgical and non-surgical own visual appeal thoughts in consumer-friendly phrases.

In this ebook, you will discover every thing you would like for attaining the implications you will want. the data in Beauty in Balance may help you retain your ambitions life like and get ready your brain and physique to accomplish a extra appealing you. ''Drs. Rosen and Ablaza have supplied humans considering cosmetic surgery with a transparent, concise, and sincere review of universal approaches played this day. sensible expectancies are defined and hazards defined in order that potential sufferers could make cogent and proficient judgements for themselves. The authors are to be congratulated.'' - Mark Sultan, MD, FACS; leader, department of Plastic and Reconstructive surgical procedure; Beth Israel scientific middle, ny

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Women who smoke, have a history of varicose veins, or are more than 10 percent over their ideal body weight should stop taking birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy one month before surgery to decrease the chance of developing blood clots. In general, if you are taking medications to treat problems such as high blood pressure or thyroid conditions, these should be continued up to the time of surgery. We may specifically prescribe antibiotics to be taken prior to surgery if you have a history of mitral valve prolapse, a heart murmur, or have had previous joint replacement surgery.

If you have loose skin or a “turkey gobbler” neck to start with, liposuction alone will not give you satisfactory results. If you do not want a complete facelift, and you have minimal loose skin but visible muscle bands, a smaller procedure can be performed by sewing the muscle bands together in the center through an incision under the chin. Special sutures can then be used to stretch the muscle and secure it at a point behind the ear. This method allows for tightening of your neck muscles, usually with a small amount of skin removal and a scar that is hidden behind your ear.

SMAS Lift This type of facelift not only repositions and removes excess skin, but also isolates and tightens the thin but strong underlying connective tissue layer know as the SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system). As a result of tightening the foundation beneath, the skin over the cheeks, jawline, and neck are more easily redraped to give smooth and improved contours without visible tension. An extended SMAS lift includes more extensive isolation of the con- 52 BEAUTY IN BALANCE Beauty in Balance FINAL 52 12/7/05 5:40:23 AM nective tissue layer, to take up the additional loose skin in people who have deeper folds between their nose and the corners of their mouth.

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