Stephen Weiland, M.D Cosmetic Surgery

When is the best age it to get a Facelift?

When is the best age it to get a Facelift?

The primary goal of a Facelift is usually to correct sagging skin around the face, particularly at the jawline and in the cheeks, jowls, and neck areas. Other initial signs of aging typically repaired by a Facelift are the deep creases around the mouth area called the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, displaced facial fat, and creased skin in the neck area.

The most important factorsare having significant facial aging changes that can best be corrected with a Facelift, you want to have the procedure, and if you are healthy enough to have the procedure. Your age is a secondary factor.

Today, those considering a Facelift are often looking to appear more youthful for personal to professional reasons. Many prefer to have the surgery earlier and then maintain a rested, refreshed look with the ongoing help of non-surgical options like Botox, dermal fillers, and medical peels, facials and by-prescription products.

A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Vol 129.no1.p263) looked at the age a patient chooses to have a Facelift and compared it with their long term satisfaction and results. The younger patients had longer lasting effects from their surgery and were more satisfied. Independent surgeon rating of the results also favored the younger patient.The women in the study were grouped by age, under 50, 50-60, and over 60. The over 60 group consistently rated their early and long term satisfaction as lower than those in the two younger groups.

At The Weiland Group we understand having a Facelift is a very personal decision that you should make in a consultation with Stephen Weiland, M.D., a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

If you wish to restore a more youthful appearance to your face, we welcome you to contact our practice by calling 702.254.0500 today. Dr. Weiland and his experienced staff look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve lasting results.

How to choose the right Breast size for you

How to choose the right Breast size for you

brasOnce you have decided to have a Breast Augmentation, how do you decide what size implant is best for you?

The goal of Breast Augmentation is to change your breast size proportionally making them larger and fuller in shape. If you’re not sure what breast size you would like to be ask your surgeon a lot questions and look at as many pre- and post-op pictures of patients who are similar in body shape. When it comes to implants, what looks good on one woman may not look good on another.

At your consultation, we will evaluate your chest wall and breasts, including the base and width of your breasts. An implant that fits your width, size and build will create a naturally proportional look. While many women prefer a natural look to make their implants less obvious, others opt for a more dramatic look. Remember…the larger your implant size, the more vulnerable you may be to breast implant complications.

The shape of your body and your lifestyle also should be taken into consideration when choosing your size. For instance, if you are involved in sports, or other physical activities, the size and weight of larger implants will put stress on your breasts and may cause more drooping.

Dr. Weiland believes spending time with patient’s pre-operatively leads to happier patient outcomes and dramatically decreases the need for future re-operations. To help make the right choice, he suggests looking through before and after photographs and trying on implants in different sizes at his office to help you visualize your perfect new size.

Call The Weiland Group today at 702.254.0500 and schedule your consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Stephen W. Weiland, M.D. to discuss your breast surgery goals.