not long ago, a facelift was considered by many to be reserved for movie stars and celebrities. today, a facelift, or rhytidectomy, is not just for the rich and famous. it is one of the most well-accepted and most frequently performed cosmetic procedures in the united states .
for ages, a woman's lips have been viewed as a sign of her sensuality. more recently, full, beautiful, luscious lips have become en vogue. luscious lips are a key element of almost every woman in hollywood and of almost every photo in the fashion magazines. unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with a pair of naturally beautiful lips. even the few who are usually need a little bit of help to keep them looking so luscious. over time, sundamage, smoking, and the natural aging process take their toll, and the corners of the mouth begin to droop.
your face says a lot about you as a person. in many ways, it provides others with a lasting impression of who you are, how you feel and what you think. diet and exercise can help many areas of the body, but nothing seems to affect those fatty deposits in your cheeks, chin, jawline or neck. these areas don't usually respond to diet and exercise. they can also obscure who you really are.
your nose is the most prominent feature on your face, second only to your eyes. its size and shape may be the most defining characteristic of your face. if you are unhappy with your nose, you're not alone. every year, hundreds of thousands of people throughout the united states elect to improve the appearance and/or function of their noses through nose surgery or rhinoplasty.
as we age, different areas of the face and neck are affected differently. some people develop wrinkling and sun damage in their entire face and neck. some people seem to lose facial fat, while others accumulate fat in the neck and maintain good skin tone.
Dr. Raymond Howard is board certified in facial plastic surgery by The American Board of Otolaryngology, and he is the Medical Director of A NEW FACESM: Facial Plastic Surgery in Rome, GA. He specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and neck, and he has been honored as "Who's Who in Science and Medicine" by Marquis. Dr. Howard is an active staff physician and member of the department of surgery at both Floyd Medical Center and Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome. He is also a partner and on staff at The Surgery Center of Rome.