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Hormone Replacement Therapy and Menopause

Menopause, the end of the menstrual cycle, is natural, and most women transition through it without major problems — but of course, not all do. Commonly, women going through menopause experience life-altering symptoms from mood swings, hot flashes, and insomnia that affect their physical and emotional well-being. Some of the symptoms are caused by a sudden fluctuation in hormones like estrogen — the hormone responsible for periods — that signal the body to feel and do things that lead to negative symptoms. For example, the reduction of estrogen can cause the vaginal walls to become thinner, leading to pain during sexual intercourse. Because of this, hormone replacement therapy (HRT)...

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What is the Difference Between RF Microneedling and Regular Microneedling?

Skin tightening is a common issue that many people seek treatment for every year. Various methods can achieve this goal, one of the most popular of which is microneedling. Microneedling can be done at ZFA using either a regular SkinPen device or an RF microneedling device, MORPHEUS8. Although both options have similar advantages, it’s important to understand the differences between them to choose the right one for your needs. Read on to learn more about the benefits of each of these procedures. What Is RF Microneedling? RF microneedling is a newer technology that uses controlled radiofrequency energy to gently heat the skin and stimulate collagen production for weeks...

Understand the Differences in Juvéderm Filler Types

Juvéderm is a popular line of dermal fillers used to correct various signs of aging in the face, such as wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. It is a hyaluronic acid-based filler, which means that it is a synthetic version of a naturally found molecule in the body. There are several different types of Juvéderm available, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. The Juvéderm filler best suited for you will depend on the specific issue you wish to correct. The location and severity of the condition determine the med spa treatment that will be applied. Dr. Giancarlo Zuliani offers Juvéderm filler services in Bloomfield Township,...

Everything You Should Know Before Getting a Facelift

The skin's elasticity reduces as you grow older, and you start seeing wrinkles with time. If you are bothered by signs of facial aging, a facelift is a solution to retaining your youthful look. However, before undergoing any type of plastic surgery you should educate yourself on the procedure, recovery time, and other important pieces of information. Read on to learn more about this procedure to prepare yourself before booking your procedure date. What is a Facelift, and Who Can Get One? A facelift is a procedure to reposition tissue to correct loose, sagging skin on the bottom two-thirds of the face and neck. While many people of many...

Your Guide to Facial Feminization Surgery

Facial feminization surgery (FFS) is a way of changing facial features to appear more feminine. It's popular with people who have masculine features but want to appear more recognizably feminine. If you're considering facial feminization surgery, then there can be a lot to learn, so you should make sure to partner with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who can help you understand your options. In the meantime, here's what to know about facial feminization surgery and how it can help. What Does Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) Include? Facial feminization surgery entails reshaping and changing a variety of facial characteristics. Here are some of the most common areas of the...

Rhinoplasty Recovery Timeline

How Much Time Does It Take to Recover From Rhinoplasty? From start to finish, recovery from rhinoplasty generally requires a year for the full, final results. It’s very important to stay healthy and vigilant about protecting your nose during this period, most important in the first six weeks after the procedure. No two patients heal in the exact same way, but there are some basic guidelines about what to expect. What’s Happens over the First Weeks and Following Months? Weeks 1 and 2: Within the first week of recovery, you will have an appointment or two with Dr. Zuliani to remove any splints or stitches that may have been placed....

Am I a Good Candidate for Otoplasty Surgery?

Otoplasty is a surgery that reshapes the ears. Ears that stick out or are noticeably large can have a negative impact on your self-confidence. If you're looking for solutions, then a board-certified plastic surgeon can help. Here's what to know about ear surgery and whether it's right for you. Is Otoplasty Right for Me? If you have fully-developed ears that protrude from your head or if you're unhappy with the size and shape of your ears, then otoplasty can be a good option. It's also possible to correct misshapen or lopsided ears through this procedure. However, otoplasty isn't always done by itself; it could be combined with other facial...

What is Buccal Fat Removal Surgery?

What is Buccal Fat Removal? Buccal fat removal surgery, also known as buccal fat pad reduction, is a procedure to remove excess fat from the cheeks. Since most resting faces do not have prominent cheekbones, many people opt to have buccal fat removal for a more elegant appearance. In this case, buccal-fat removal can be used to create a more chiseled look. Buccal fat removal can also be used to balance out a patient's face and create symmetry in the face. With buccal fat removal surgery, a small incision is made on the inside of the mouth to remove excess fat. After buccal fat removal, the face will...

How to Prepare for your Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure for refining the look or functionality of the nose. This treatment can alter the nose cartilage, bone, and overall shape of the nose.   Among some of the common goals of rhinoplasty are improving facial symmetry, eliminating humps at the nose bridge, and improving the look of the nostrils and nose tip. No matter how or why rhinoplasty is performed, patients can always get the best results by properly preparing for these treatments. Talk to Your Doctor About Your Medical History One of the first and most important steps in preparing for a rhinoplasty procedure is sharing all pertinent details about your medical history with...

Everything You Need to Know About Blepharoplasty Surgery

Sagging, hooded eyelids are one of the hallmarks of early aging. When you age, the muscles that support your eyelids weaken, and excess fat can gather both above and below. This can cause bags under your eyes, droopy upper eyelids, and sagging eyebrows. This can have many negative effects, like making you look tired or angry - or even impacting your vision. Blepharoplasty is one of the best options for rejuvenating your look, so here are just a few things to know about it and how it can help. Determining Whether Or Not Blepharoplasty Is Right For You The first step in your blepharoplasty process is meeting with a...

What is Corrected in a Mini Facelift?

What is a Mini Facelift? The mini facelift is a conservative version of the full facelift that targets sagging skin and tissue along the lower face and neck and uses shorter incisions than a traditional facelift.  Though this procedure is less extensive than the traditional facelift, it is still considered to be an invasive procedure. How is the Procedure Performed? The mini facelift is a surgical procedure that does require local or general anesthesia. Dr. Zuliani will make small incisions which will be hidden in and behind the ear and under the chin to access the neck, tie the platysma muscles and remove any access skin.  Underlying tissues with then...

Types of Anesthesia Used For Plastic Surgery Procedures

Anesthesia refers to drugs or chemicals that put people in a controlled state that causes temporary sensation loss induced for medical reasons. The medications cause pain relief, muscle relaxation, pain prevention, amnesia, and unconsciousness. Anesthesia makes it easy and safe for doctors to perform invasive medical procedures and help patients recover faster. Anesthesiologists deliver anesthetics through injections, eye drops (for eye surgeries), or inhalation. While for most plastic surgeries general anesthesia is used, other anesthesia methods can be employed in non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures. Local Anesthesia Local anesthesia temporarily numbs a particular body area and is standard for minor medical procedures, such as tooth extraction. A local anesthetic prevents...

The Difference Between Upper Face, Mid Face, and Lower Face Lifts

If you’ve been considering a facelift, it’s likely you’ve started doing some research. It’s also likely that you’ve realized it’s not as easy as finding a facial plastic surgeon and scheduling a surgery date. In fact, there are actually a few different types of facelifts. That’s in part because the facelift is one of the most popular procedures performed each year, and techniques to rejuvenate the face and achieve more natural results than ever are constantly evolving. Here’s what to know about three of the most common types of facelifts and how they can help your cosmetic goals. What Are the Upper, Mid, and Lower Face? Facial plastic surgeons...

Treat Your Acne Scars with Morpheus8

Acne is a chronic issue many people deal with during their pre-teen and teenage years, even into their 30s, and it can leave a lasting impression when causing acne scars. Fortunately, there's hope for people who are living with the marks of their adolescence still visible on their face through a non-invasive treatment called Morpheus8. This radiofrequency microneedling device can bring vast improvement to those who struggle with acne scarring. What Is Morpheus8? Morpheus8 is a form of microneedling treatment that provides additional benefits over the traditional procedure. During a Morpheus8 session, tiny needles are used to penetrate the skin to a precise depth. This creates small holes or...

Full Facelift vs. Mini Facelift

Have you looked yourself into the mirror and noticed that you don't look as young and vibrant as you used to? It could be wrinkles, creases, or sagging skin, but all are natural signs of aging. Luckily, there are two great options available to correct such problems through surgical procedures: full facelift or mini facelift. Learning the difference between both procedures will help you determine which one is best for you.  Ultimately, Dr. Zuliani will determine which procedure and techniques will be right for you during your surgical consultation. Full Facelift and Mini Facelift Are Surgical Procedures The two types of facelifts are both surgical procedures designed to reduce...

What to Expect Before and After Your Rhinoplasty

Like it or not, your nose is the most noticeable component of the face as it sits right in the center. The goal, however, is to have the nose blend or “fit” with the rest of the face so it is essentially not the first thing that you notice. This is likely why so many people daydream about having a different one -- different in size, shape, angle, or all three. In fact, many do more than fantasize. They act on it. Hence, rhinoplasty, known colloquially as a "nose job," is one of the most common among cosmetic surgical procedures. This operation sits at the intersection of...

Facelift vs Necklift: What’s the Difference?

If you’re dissatisfied with the way your face and neck look, it can affect your entire self-image. Wrinkles and loose, sagging skin can be unsightly, and they can make you look tired and much older than you are. However, you don’t have to settle for what you see in the mirror. You can have either a facelift or neck lift to restore a toned, youthful appearance. Here’s what they are and how they can help you be your most radiant self. What is a Facelift? A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that focuses on the lower two-thirds of your face. This is the area from your cheeks to your...

How Do I Get the Results of a Nose Job Without Surgery?

If you're dissatisfied with the size, shape, or overall appearance of your nose, a rhinoplasty procedure is a natural option. However, it's normal to be apprehensive about undergoing surgery and prefer alternative options. Although a standard rhinoplasty offers you the best, most long-lasting results, it's not the right option for everyone. Among many things to consider, there's downtime required (which means you'll have to miss time from work or school), it’s expensive and, of course, it comes with risks. Fortunately, the cosmetic industry is constantly innovating, and non-surgical rhinoplasty may be an excellent alternative for you. Here's what to know about it and how it can achieve...

Double Chin Surgery: What You Need to Know

People with double chins that they can’t get rid of no matter what they do can opt for liposuction. This procedure, with some modifications, is also used to remove unwanted, stubborn fat from the abdomen, the thighs and the buttocks. Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that achieves significant and permanent results in people who are good candidates for the procedure. Who is a Candidate for Chin Liposuction? A good candidate for chin liposuction or its variations should be in good health overall but have areas of unwanted fat around their chin, jawline, or neck that won’t go away even with a healthy diet and exercise routine. However, to...

What is Microneedling?

History Of Microneedling Microneedling was introduced in 1905 by a German dermatologist named Ernst Kromayer, who used dental burs to treat birthmarks, hyperpigmentation, and scars. Current microneedling techniques were introduced in 1995 by a Philadelphia dermatologist named Dr. Desmond Fernandes, who treated scars and wrinkles through the use of hypodermic needles. How Does Microneedling Work? Also called collagen induction therapy, or CIT, today's microneedling technique uses a cartridge with 12 micro-tips to abrade the skin in a process that takes between 30 and 90 minutes. The body's healing mechanisms stimulate the production of elastin and collagen to repair the abraded area, which improves skin color, tone, and texture. It also...