The Subtle Art of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging facial surgeries, as it combines surgical skills with sculptural artistry.

There is a subtlety in nose surgery that can often elude all but the very best surgeons. In a recent article in the Cosmetic Surgery Times, surgeon Robert L. Simons highlights some of the challenges of rhinoplasty, and outlines the 10 most important elements of his rhinoplasty philosophy.

1. “People’s Noses Aren’t Nearly as Bad as They Think”

It can be easy to overestimate the problems with the nose. Looking in the mirror, slight flaws can appear larger than they actually are.

2. “Facial Plastic Surgeons Do a Little to Achieve a Lot”

The goal of rhinoplasty is to draw attention to the overall beauty of the face. When it comes to surgery, a little can go a long way.

3. “Don’t Be Quick to Criticize — Or Revise”

After your rhinoplasty, it’s not unusual for your final results to take several months or more to appear.

4. “A Twisted Nose Defies Perfection”

Attempting to straighten a twisted nose often presents difficulties, says Dr. Simons. Many patients often retain a slight curvature of the procedure, requiring revision surgery.

5. “Rhinoplasty Defies Patterning”

When it comes to noses, a one-size-fits-all approach is impossible. Since noses come in all shapes and sizes, surgeons have to avoid falling into patterns of habit.

6. “Smiling Views Are More than Eye Candy”

How will your nose look when you smile? This is just one more factor that your surgeon will need to consider.

7. “The Base View Holds the Key”

Your surgeon will consider the appearance of your nose from a variety of different angles.

8. “Success Starts With the Consult”

The best surgical results happen when surgeons and their patients can establish solid relationships. Sometimes it takes a few extra minutes during the consultation, but the results are always worth it.

9. “Diagnosis Comes Before Technique”

There are many different techniques that plastic surgeons can use during rhinoplasty surgery. Which technique is right for you depends on your individual nose.

10. “Every Nose Deserves Five Operations”

Surgeons should always make sure that they follow up with their patients to ensure that they are satisfied with the results. Sometimes it might take revisionary treatments to get the results you want.

Inside the Latest Facelift Procedures

Not all facelifts are created equal. In fact, there are a variety of different facelift procedures, with new techniques being developed all the time.

The most recent innovations in the field of facelift surgery involve delving deeper into the tissues of the face to provide results that traditional techniques can’t match.

These new techniques shouldn’t be confused with the “non-surgical facelifts” or “liquid facelifts” advertised by many cosmetic surgeons. These phrases don’t actually described facelift surgery, but instead refer to procedures that use syringes instead of scalpels. This includes dermal fillers such as Restylane, as well as other treatments, such as Botox.

In fact, “facelift” refers to a surgical procedure, during which excess skin is removed and underlying tissues may be tightened. While nonsurgical procedures can often provide amazing results, nothing can rival the ability of facelift surgery to correct sagging skin and deep folds. These are among the most pervasive signs of aging, and cannot be remedied simply by adding volume or inhibiting certain facial muscles.

The SMAS Layer: Why It’s Important

Traditional facelift procedures don’t touch a certain layer of the face known as the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS). This is a thin layer of muscles and fibrous tissue that surrounds and connects the muscles that are responsible for facial expressions.

Newer facelift procedures delve deeper into the structures of the face in order to correct sagging at its roots. Since sagging is caused by facial tissues being pulled down by gravity, newer facelifts modify these deeper layers in order to provide longer-lasting results. Cosmetic surgeons realize that, in many instances, performing a superficial facelift won’t help patients who have significant sagging in their deeper facial layers.

To cutting-edge facelift procedures that delve to this layer of the face are the SMAS lift and deep plane lift. The main difference between the two is that the deep plane lift goes one step further than the SMAS lift. While the SMAS lift tightens the SMAS layer, the deep plane left releases attachments beneath the SMAS, repositioning and over the deeper layers of the face.

While these newer facelift techniques often require more down time, many patients find that the results outweigh the disadvantages. The SMAS lift and deep plane lift often offer dramatic results that last significantly longer than the traditional facelift technique.

The Latest In Laser Cellulite Treatment

Cottage cheese, jelly, lumpy, dimples…these are all words to describe the dreaded “cellulite!!” They are descriptions that are not flattering and not flattering to hear. At Beautologie we want to help you rid your body of that word, with the newest laser in aesthetics and body contouring, the Venus Lipo Freeze. This noninvasive and virtually painless laser is the best in fat and cellulite reduction. The Venus Freeze focuses on diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, anti aging, skin tightening, crepiness improvement,  and body slimming. All around circumference will be reduced on areas such as the waist and thighs with noticeable results.

How does this work, you ask? The Venus Freeze breaks down fat cells and improves circulation. The hand piece used on the body sends out a combination of radio frequency and pulsed magnetic fields which heat the dermis to a safe and comfortable level in the skin and this procedure is safe for all skin types. Typically, patients begin to see results in three treatments but we advise that they complete the series of six, eight or ten to see the full results.

During the procedure, patients experience virtually no pain. The treatment is comfortable and relaxing, similar to a nice massage with a warm sensation.

With the Venus Freeze, treatments can soften the skin and measurably reduce the waist, arm and thighs, etc. You will enjoy a more firmer and youthful appearance and have a more contoured silhouette.  This procedure is the ideal nonsurgical solution for the face, neck and body.

INTRODUCING DR. NICHOLAS VENDEMIA

With the Grand Re-opening of Beautologie Malibu, a new face also emerged, along with a new office. Dr. Nicholas Vendemia is the newest cosmetic surgeon to join the team of expert surgeons! Dr. Vendemia is a fellowship-trained Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon specializing in surgeries of the face, eyes, nose, neck, breast and body.

A former champion wrestler and body builder, Dr. V, as patients call him, began his career as a fitness specialist. He attended The Pennsylvania State University at University Park where he graduated in the top 0.1 percent in his class, and earned several degrees in Pre Medicine, Biochemistry, Biology and Fine Arts. Dr. Vendemia was awarded his medical degree by the Temple University School in Philadelphia where he was elected a lifelong member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. V completed his Ivy League Internship and Residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the esteemed New York Hospital- Weill Cornell Medical Center, which is consistently rated the Top Hospital in New York, and one of the Top 5 Hospitals nationwide.

When asked what made Dr. Vendemia go in the direction of plastic surgery, he replied that he has a strong background in the Arts, and studied it quite a bit in high school and college and he quickly discovered that he wanted to do something more creative and more artistic.  He soon discovered plastic surgery and fell in love with everything a Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon can do. Dr. V says “It’s a true fusion of Art and Science, which are two of my strongest passions in life.”

SOUTH SEAS® SPRAY TAN

With summer in full swing, people want to make sure, pasty, white skin is a thing of the past! South Seas® Spray Tan is a better alternative to getting that perfect glow. You won’t have to worry about harming your body and potentially getting skin cancer.

South Seas has been consistently voted Best Spray Tan by Allure Magazine. It is a flawless tan with a perfect mahogany color for all skin types. It is applied by a trained professional and only takes five minutes. It dries instantly and doesn’t leave a sticky feeling and it will also fade naturally. The South Seas products are all paraben free and the quality blend of essential oils and natural healing ingredients have been created to give your skin the best that Mother Nature can offer.  By using South Seas, you will get instant results and not have to worry about harmful UV rays that will damage your skin. Your skin will be incredibly healthy and you’ll simply shine with a beautiful glow.

Maintaining that ultimate, bronzed tan is something many strive for. We see celebrities on television and in magazines and we wish we had their glow. South Seas is the product that many of these celebrities are using. It is the number one product in the entertainment industry with celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Kim Kardashian, Carrie Underwood, Tom Cruise, Paris Hilton and many more using the product.

Not only do we offer the South Seas spray tan, we also carry other South Seas products including body butter, shimmer lotion, body polish, tan extender, coffee scrub and more.