We hear it all the time, “I’ve tried every facial cream out there, and nothing works!” Believe us, it’s normal. Aging is something a cream can’t compete with, and eventually, our faces and necks will start to reveal our true age. Perhaps you’re starting to see fullness down beside your chin instead of in your cheeks, or your skin simply sags more than you’d like. Maybe it’s your neck that really bothers you. But that doesn’t have to be the end of it. We’re here to help. No matter your reason, Perspectives Plastic Surgery has a solution! After an in-depth consultation with Dr. Mason, you will walk out feeling reassured about your cosmetic goals. She will prescribe a surgery plan designed with your health, physical, and mental well-being in mind. There are no one-size-fits-all plans at PPS. Each plan is customized, so rest assured that what is designed for you is designed to deliver your best breast results.
If you are bothered by the signs of aging in your face and neck and want to tighten the relaxed skin, a facelift may be right for you. Time, the environment, and genetics all play a role in facial aging. And sadly, a skincare regimen and a healthy lifestyle alone just won’t fix it. You may need a facelift if you have:
• Loose or sagging skin of the face
• Jowling- This is when extra skin and fat begins to hang on either side of your chin
• Loose neck skin
And while a lot can be done with non-invasive techniques such as Botox and fillers, there comes the point surgery could be your best option. The good news is that we can fix these problems with a Face and neck lift.
Babies are absolutely one of the greatest gifts of life, but they sure do leave long-lasting reminders of their presence. Women often ask Dr. Mason how can someone so small leave such drastic marks? As a mom herself she knows first hand that this is one of life’s mysteries. Every woman’s body adapts differently to accommodate their baby. We’ve seen women come out with very little change, while others are left wondering whose body this is?! The truth is regardless of which body you’re in, many women simply end up missing the body they had before all the growing and stretching. The most common amongst women after having a baby is that they find their tummy is not what it once was. The skin gets so stretched out that it loses its elasticity, and what you are left with is extra skin (often with stretch marks) that doesn’t go away no matter how much weight you lose. Your tummy may start to pooch out more than it used to because of the muscles getting stretched apart by the baby.
Mommy makeovers are just what the name implies: restoring your body to what it was before you became a mom. Every woman may need something different, but generally, Dr. Mason tries to incorporate everything into one procedure. The main procedures in a mommy makeover are:
After an in-depth consultation with Dr. Mason, you will walk out feeling confident about your cosmetic goals. She will prescribe a surgery plan designed with your health, physical, and mental well-being in mind. There are no one-size-fits-all plans at PPS. Each plan is customized, so rest assured that what is designed for you, is designed to deliver you your best results.
It is obvious that the tummy undergoes a lot of changes with pregnancy since it holds a whole new human! After the baby is born, you may find yourself with extra skin, a pooching belly, stretch marks, and pesky areas of fat that won’t go away
Tummy tuck – Many women who have gone through pregnancy will need a tummy tuck. In this procedure, the stretched out extra skin is removed and the tummy is made flat again. Any stretch marks below the belly button will be gone. If your muscles have been stretched apart, they will be brought back and sewn together in the middle where they once were, creating a tighter waist. A tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction if needed.
Liposuction – if you have some areas that seem like they just want to hold on to fat, you may benefit from liposuction. Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, but it is a fat-reducing procedure. We remove fat from pesky areas like the love handles or thighs and contour your body to what it was before the baby, or better!
Breasts go through a lot of changes during the childbearing process. They can go up several cup sizes during pregnancy and breastfeeding. What happens afterward differs amongst women.
Deflation – After the pregnancy and lactation hormones go away, you lose all the extra breast volume you had gained. However, the stretched skin may not shrink back to pre-baby. This can leave you feeling like your breasts have been emptied or deflated. Women have reported that their breasts become smaller than they were before having a baby.
Sagging – For some women, the breast skin has been expanded so much from all the breast growth that the breasts begin to sag. You may notice that your nipples are lower and may even point down. This is called “ptosis.”
Large breasts – Once pregnancy hormones subside, some women find that their breasts enlarged permanently. This can be bothersome especially to women who were large-breasted, to begin with. This can lead to other medical conditions such as back pain or rashes.
The procedures you need will depend on the problems you’re experiencing and what you’re unhappy with.
If you have deflation – If your main problem is that your breasts just appear to have lost volume, you may be able to fix this with a breast augmentation. There are so many good reasons to think about breast augmentation and having a baby is one of them. This procedure uses an implant to fill up the empty space and give your breasts that plump look.
If you have sagging – If you find that your breasts have been stretched out and your nipples are too low, a breast lift may be the solution. A breast lift can be done with or without breast augmentation. If your breasts have enough volume, you may only need a breast lift. If your breasts are smaller than you wish them to be, or if all the volume seems to be in the bottom and none in the top of your breast, you may benefit from breast augmentation along with a breast lift. Breast augmentation uses an implant to restore volume to the breast to create the size you wish. Then the breast tissue is then “lifted” to the correct place over the top of the implant.
If you have large breasts – If you feel your breasts are too large, you may consider having a breast reduction. Sometimes if you have tight skin and no sagging this can be done with simply liposuction. However, most of the time women will need to have some skin removed as well to tighten and lift the breast.
For many of us women, our breasts play a huge role in how we feel about ourselves and our beauty. Sometimes we just wish they were perkier, sat higher, or just looked the way they did five years ago. Whatever your reason, a breast lift can do wonders to your appearance and your confidence. After an in-depth consultation with Dr. Mason, you will walk out feeling reassured about your cosmetic goals. She will prescribe a surgery plan designed with your health, physical, and mental well-being in mind. There are no one-size-fits-all plans at PPS. Each plan is customized, so rest assured that what is designed for you, is designed to deliver you your best breast results.
• your breasts sag or have excessive skin
• your nipples are too low
• your areolas are too large
• you have one breast that hangs lower than the other
If you feel that your breasts are not full enough, particularly on the top of the breast, you may need breast augmentation in addition to your breast lift. On the other hand, if you feel that your breasts are too large, you may wish to have a breast reduction by removing some of the breast tissue at the same time. Dr. Mason can help you make these decisions.
There are three different incision patterns based on the amount of excessive skin.
Smoothed lines, plumper lips, and filled hollows are on the wishlist for many women, and all for a good reason. Both genetics and the reality of aging affect us all at different life stages, and injectables are a fairly quick and easy solution to those problems. After an in-depth consultation with Dr. Mason, you will walk out feeling reassured about your cosmetic goals. She will prescribe a surgery plan designed with your health, physical, and mental well-being in mind. There are no one-size-fits-all plans at PPS. Each plan is customized, so rest assured that what is designed for you is designed to deliver you your best results.
There are two main classes of injectables—each address separate problems. Many times women actually benefit from both!
Botulinum toxins (i.e., Botox, Dysport) are used to treat wrinkles caused by facial muscle movement. The most common wrinkles treated are the lines between your eyebrows, across your forehead, and the crows feet. Botulinum toxin works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that make these wrinkles. This gives you a smooth, well-rested appearance.
Fillers (i.e., Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Sculptra) do what the name says: fill! As we age, we tend to lose volume, particularly in the upper part of our face. Fillers can restore a youthful appearance by refilling this volume. They can also be used to fill deeper hollows or lines like the “tear troughs” under the eyes or the nasolabial lines between the nose and mouth. Patients of all ages can use them to plump up areas we wish were fuller, like the lips or cheeks. Areas such as the chin and nose can be augmented, and asymmetries can be corrected.
Women of all ages are great candidates for injectables! Here are some problems that can be treated by different types of injectables.
• Lines between the eyebrows (corrugator lines, or “11’s”)
• Lines across the forehead
• Crow’s feet
• Nose wrinkles (“bunny lines”)
• Downturned corners of the mouth
• “Gummy” smile
• Women who need a slightly more lifted brow, or an improved brow shape
• Loss of upper face (cheek) volume
• Deep lines (nasolabial folds, “marionette lines” between mouth and jaw)
• Wrinkles around lips and mouth
• Indented scars
• Thin lips
• Small chin
• Nose deformity
• Hollow temples
• Tear troughs (hollow under the eye, often with dark circles)
Injectables are performed in the office, and no sedation or general anesthesia is required. Although they are not painless, they are very well tolerated, and most people don’t require an additional local anesthetic.
Botulinum toxin – Dr. Mason will examine your face to decide the best areas to treat. She cleans your skin and then uses tiny needles to inject the liquid into the exact spots you need. The whole procedure takes only a few minutes!
Fillers – Dr. Mason will cleanse your skin in the areas you have decided to treat. If needed, she will administer a local anesthetic. However, most of the time, this is unnecessary, and the filler itself has a local anesthetic in it. She will use small needles or a cannula, depending on your particular procedure. The filler is injected into the tissue that needs to be filled. She will “mold” it by pressing on your skin with her finger if necessary. The procedure usually takes a few minutes to half an hour, depending on how many areas you are having treated.