Plastic surgery: is it worth it? Part 2

There is a difference between "great-looking" and "you must be joking" -gubami. New fillers can do with them whatever you like. The only thing you need to do - find a reliable doctor.

Nowadays injections are used not only to give lip plumpness (goodbye, the platypus). These are used to restore the contours of the lips, which may have been lost with age, as well as to lift sagging corners of the lips. In order to achieve natural-looking results, you should see a good doctor. New drugs are very effective. Juvederm, comprising the largest number of hyaluronic acid, is the newest agent. Although some doctors still prefer collagen (human or cow), because when it is used there is less bruising.

Thinning lips

Treatment:   introduced fillers, including hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Hylaform, Juvéderm, and Captique), bovine collagen (Zyderm and Zyplast), human collagen (CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast), and silicone.

Suitable for: increasing lip fullness and softness. Collagens low concentration (CosmoDerm and Zyderm) improve the contours of the lips, sometimes for the same purpose used a small amount of silicone (though occasionally there are questions about the duration of the safe use of fillers, as well as whether or not your lipstick).

How it works:   the filler is introduced by means of a continuous stream of small needles (technology "dressing") or in some microscopic holes. Threading involves fewer perforations, but if you use multiple ports provides higher accuracy. Innovative method based on the injection of tiny droplets of silicone, that reduces the potential risk of lumps.

Rehabilitation Time:   lips may be swollen for three or four days, the bruises can be kept for about a week.

Pros:   Instant improvement without permanent fixation as fillers (except silicone) will eventually discolor.

Minuses:   swelling, redness, bruising and lumps (particularly when using silicone). In addition, "the re-introduction of any of compositions on the lips can cause scarring," - says Thomas Romo (Thomas Romo), MD, a specialist in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery of the New York Hospital "Lenox Hill." Collagen is white in color and can be visible if it is not placed at a sufficient depth, moreover, it discolors more rapidly than hyaluronic acid.


Operation of lifting the eyebrows, wrinkles on the forehead and lifting the sagging eyebrows, lost popularity in the last five years. What is being done in their place? Of course, Botox. Botox injections as a much less violent and highly effective way to improve the appearance of the steel major cosmetic procedure last year, despite the fact that the significant increase in the number of people who might experience shock or surprise, without showing it.

Sagging eyebrows

Treatment:   Botox injections.

Suitable for:   worry wrinkles between the eyes and / or wrinkles on the forehead.

How it works:   When the muscles of the forehead and eyebrows introduced botulinum toxin, they can not be reduced. Muscles lose their function - the wrinkles are smoothed out, and the eyebrows are raised.

Rehabilitation Time   absent.

Pros:   it is believed that the constant injection of Botox can prevent the formation of deep wrinkles.

Minuses:   effect of Botox lasts from three to six months. If the toxin is put in the wrong place, or falls into okolomyshechnuyu region, your eyelids can sag or outer corners of the eyebrows may raise himself above the internal.