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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...

What is Dimpleplasty?

Not everyone has dimples naturally, but many people desire dimples for aesthetic reasons.  A dimpleplasty is a surgical procedure that creates dimples where none formerly existed or were lost due to the aging process. Anatomy of a Dimple A dimple results from skin tissue being attached to the underlying muscles in a specific way. When the muscles flex during a smile, most of the skin moves, but not all of it, creating a dimple.   Some people have dimples and others do not. Dimples occur with people who are born with tight skin connections and facial muscles. They can fade due to aging, as skin becomes more lax and less...

Considering a Non-Surgical Nose Job? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

A non-surgical nose job is a procedure many patients are not aware even exists!  There are many benefits to this procedure that are attractive to potential patients.  If a patient is not ready to make the financial commitment a surgery entails, the lower cost of a non-surgical approach may be enticing.  In addition, if someone is not ready to undergo surgery and the downtime that follows, a non-surgical option may be their logical next step if they are indeed a candidate. What Does the Process Look Like? First, you will consult with Dr. Zuliani or Nicole to discuss your needs and options.  Once determined that you are a candidate,...

What to Know About Facial Liposuction

Facial liposuction, or Liposculpture, is a surgical treatment used to slim areas under the chin on the neck and jowls to improve profile appearance.  Patients may carry additional fat in this area due to heredity and facial structure. Read on to learn more about this effective option and how it can boost your confidence. What Is Facial Liposuction? Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a cannula and surgical vacuum to remove fatty tissue through a small incision. It can be performed on many different areas of the body where you might struggle to lose fat, including the neck and jowls. Facial liposuction can improve your profile appearance...

Recovery after Rhinoplasty

Pain and Discomfort After Surgery Recovery after nose job surgery or rhinoplasty is not very painful but you experience some discomfort in the initial few days. Feeling stuffy, bruised and swollen are major discomforts after rhinoplasty. You may or may not have nasal packing, which is stuffed up your nose to help reduce swelling and bleeding. Packing will make you feel like your whole head is stuffed up and sometimes it can make you feel as if you were smothering. Some people feel overwhelmed a bit by having the packing in their nose. The swelling in your nose may feel like a lot of pressure in that area and...

Should I Combine Facelift with Eyelid Surgery?

Both a facelift and eyelid surgery, (blepharoplasty) can take years off your face and leave you with a more youthful appearance. If you are considering one, or both, of these procedures it may be a good idea to consider undergoing both at the same time. This comes with many different benefits, and your plastic surgeon can help you create the ideal surgical plan to address your concerns. Here are some of the benefits of this combination procedure. A More Natural Look Cosmetic surgery can improve your look and greatly increase your self-confidence and self-esteem. Procedures are, however, limited in what they can do. A facelift can help improve the...

What Is a HydraFacial? How It Works, Benefits, and Risks

Most people would agree that they are interested in clear, youthful, and glowing skin. In the 21st-century, the HydraFacial has become the go-to form of facial, with some estimates showing a HydraFacial takes place somewhere in the world every 15 seconds. No matter how many of these facials take place each year, it is clear the use of water as a form of microdermabrasion allows more people with sensitive skin to enjoy the benefits of this form of spa treatment. How does a HydraFacial Work? At Zuliani Facial Aesthetics you can enjoy the many benefits of a HydraFacial. A HydraFacial is based on the microdermabrasion technique of exfoliating the...

What is the difference between a facelift and a mini facelift?

Facelift surgery does not need to be a complicated procedure. If you are considering a facelift but are hesitant due to the length of recovery time involved, a "mini" might be right for you. Mini Facelifts make it possible to avoid much of the scarring that may be associated with the full facelift surgery and may more accurately align with your goals. When choosing a procedure, it is important to know the difference between a full and a mini facelift. An Ideal Candidate: The Mini Facelift The ideal age for a mini facelift is between 35 and 50 years old.  Environmental factors and heredity play a huge role in...

How to Take Care of Your Face After a Facelift

After your facelift procedure, you will want to take the best care of yourself after post-surgery. Here are some tips to think about after your surgery to assure you have the best results and feel and look your best afterward. Post Surgery Tips Minimize swelling and bruising. Some swelling and bruising is normal. These symptoms will peak during the first few days, but there are things you can do to minimize the swelling. Rest and sleep with your head elevated at a 45-90 degree angle. Use at least two pillows under your head or sit up in a chair and apply cool packs to your face to reduce swelling...

How to Get Ready for an Upcoming Facelift

Facelifts are widely known cosmetic surgery procedures. They've been performed on patients interested in anti-aging benefits for many decades. If you have an upcoming facelift procedure, you should put time into planning well and making sure you know how to prepare for the treatment. Doing so can help you get on track to a procedure that's safe, smooth, and convenient. Before the Surgery Six weeks You should start preparing for your facelift roughly six weeks prior to your treatment. Smokers should refrain from smoking during this time in addition to during the 6 weeks of recovery. Smoking can negatively influence circulation and be detrimental to the healing process. It is...

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What is the Best Age for A Facelift?

With so many people now living well into their nineties, finding ways to look as young as you feel goes without saying. Unfortunately, even with the healthiest of lifestyles, the natural aging process still happens. As we get older, one of the first places to show signs of aging is our faces. From hollowness under the eyes to premature jowl formation, your face can give the impression that you’re older than you feel. For this reason, many people consider their options for a facelift at some point. If you've been considering a facelift but aren't sure if now is the right time, then make sure to discuss your...

Why Do Cosmetic Surgeons Love Sculptra?

Metro Detroit area men and women seeking a long-lasting filler option to treat moderate to deep wrinkles may be candidates for Sculptra, an injectable treatment comprised of poly-L-lactic acid. Not only does it soften and smooth the surface layer of the skin, it helps to increase skin thickness and laxity by producing a natural result for patients with facial lipoatrophy. Bloomfield cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Zuliani, is a fan of Sculptra because of the lasting effects it provides his patients. In fact, clinical studies have shown that the outcomes from Sculptra can last up to two years, even after just the first treatment session. Safe and effective for most skin...