American media is inundated with celebrity news. Even while reading websites, newspapers, or journals that cater to our knowledge of the world around us, entertainment pieces seem to be sprinkled throughout. Our fascination with celebrity culture has continued to grow stronger with the advent of social media and technology that delivers entertainment news to our many technological devices.
This separate portion of the population that we have been able to idolize from afar has skewed the average American’s notion about appearances. They may see cosmetic surgery and physical transformations as only something that a wealthy person is privy to. In addition, maintaining one’s appearance is a part of one’s job in the entertainment industry.
Though we may envy the swans that emerge from everyday lives to fame, some do not realize that everyday Americans can elect to make these same changes. While not everyone is interested in facial plastic surgery, there are a number of other functions a facial plastic surgeon performs. These specialized doctors can erase bad decisions of one’s youth, restore facial normalcy due to congenital deficiencies, and even treat physical issues that arise from switching to a healthy lifestyle.
Fixes for Regrettable Decisions
Ear gauges and neck tattoos have a place in society, but unfortunately this place is not the professional world, save for rock stars and artists. Otoplasty, or ear pinning surgery, is designed to reshape and reposition protruding ears. However, ear surgery can also be tailored to a patient’s specific needs to address ear gauges. Once the skin has been stretched by the tribal custom turned trend among young people in the Western world, the ears may never again look the same. Extra skin can be removed and incisions discreetly hidden to create normal-looking ears when a person no longer wishes to furnish large jewelry in his or her ears.
Youth is wasted on the young, they say, which may be why so many people in their late teens and early twenties disregard the need for proper skincare routines. Luckily, Clear + Brilliant provides patients with a low-maintenance, in-office procedure to refine the skin and create uniformity in its tone and texture. All those nights spent in full makeup or daily routines that included popping acne pimples can be undone, in part, through these mini Fraxel treatments. Suitable for any type of skin, the treatment can be performed to increase the skin’s luminosity and enhance collagen production, creating long term benefits.
Congenital and Genetic Structural Deficiencies
A person may live their life dissatisfied with the way certain areas of the face have formed. Though it seems like we undergo a fluid transformation into adulthood, sometimes hardly resembling our younger selves, the final stages of growth are not always the most aesthetically pleasing. A person may recognize that their prominent nose overshadows the attractiveness of his or her face, or a small chin contributes to or causes a side profile issue. Dr. Rubinstein is known for both rhinoplasty and chin augmentation, two procedures that can dramatically alter one’s looks, whether performed separately or in tandem. Each feature should project away from the facial plane, but in some people the natural balance of the face has been disrupted by structural deficiencies. In such cases, the anatomy can be permanently altered so patients can enjoy lifelong improvements to their face.
Weight Loss Can Lead to Extra Skin and Displaced Fat
While weight loss patients are applauded for their dedication to lifestyle changes, often times the byproducts of pounds dropped can overshadow their accomplishments. One region of the body this is especially apparent is in the neck. In the same way that physical transformations can aid emotional healing, the same can be said of newly health-conscious patients. The stretched skin of the neck and displaced fat can serve as reminders of what once was their physical self. Neck lift surgery can create dramatic changes for these patients. Not only will the chin and jawline be more prominent, but those who undergo the procedure feel less self-conscious and can once again wear clothing with any necklines they desire. This procedure trims away extra fact, tightens the muscle bands of the neck, and may require a minor liposuction procedure to create the most transformative changes.
Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for more than 14 years and specializes in facial plastic surgery and nasal and sinus disorders. He uniquely combines his medical and surgical expertise to help patients feel better and look better. He holds dual board-certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
Contact the doctor’s New York office at (845) 863-1772 to schedule a consultation, complete with the Canfield VECTRA 3D imaging system, a state-of-the-art system that provides patients with 3D images of surgical results.