January 30, 2013
There are countless options to help combat the common signs of aging, such as over the counter applications, in office injectables, or plastic surgery. The facelift procedure is a significant surgery that should not be entered into lightly, and there are some patients that make better candidates than others.
Physical characteristics can make men or woman a better candidate for facelift surgery over others. Facelift surgery is best for a patient looking to smooth out lines around the nose, tighten loose skin around the jaw and removing any fat or folds around the neck. Patients who have any of these problem areas will likely be the happiest with their results as this procedure offers the best permanent solution.
The best candidates for facelift surgery, and most other cosmetic procedures, are those who have a healthy lifestyle & realistic expectations. Facelifts can improve your appearance by giving you a more youthful look, but it will not result in perfection or keep you immune from aging. Knowing what to expect will ensure you are that much happier with your results.
Las Vegas facelift surgeon Dr. Alexander has almost two decades of facelift experience. His surgical wisdom and artistic sense have earned him the trust and confidence of countless happy patients seeking successful facial plastic surgery. Contact Dr. Alexander & Co. to schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Alexander. 702-242-6776
January 16, 2013
We’re quick to welcome a seasonal wardrobe change, so who’s to say our beauty routine should stay the same from year to year? Women have been spending a lot of time and money maintaining a good pluck or groom, but bold brows are making a comeback. Many artists are saying that the supermodel esque thick and ample eyebrows from the 90's give a more natural appearance and can make you look younger. As seen on the runways and magazines, this year’s trendiest accessory is a set of strong, full eyebrows.
Thick and beautifully shaped eyebrows are an important part of a refreshed & polished look. When done well, eyebrows draws attention to your eyes, frames them, and makes them appear more open, rested and alert. Before you enhance the brow to adopt this beauty trend, you will want to make sure the brow is in the right position. Unfortunately, due to heredity and overactive muscles in the forehead and brow region, the brow may appear low or saggy. A brow lift or Botox can improve a low-positioned or sagging brow, correct furrows across the forehead and between the brows making the skin look nice and smooth. After correcting the placement of the eyebrow, you can then focus on reshaping the brow.
Plastic Surgeon Dr. Alexander is helping men and women in Summerlin, Las Vegas, and Henderson achieve their personal best in surgical and non-surgical facial enhancements! Contact Dr. Alexander & Co. to schedule your consultation appointment and get you on the right track to facial radiance!
January 4, 2013
Years of squinting, concentrating, or frowning can cause your skin to furrow and crease. As your skin becomes less elastic, those moderate to severe frown lines remain—even when your muscles are not contracting.
BOTOX® Cosmetic likes to refer to those frown lines in between your brows as your “digits”. Depending on the condition (moderate-severe) those frown lines can create vertical lines. The amount of vertical lines you have will determine “Which 1*” you are. A 1 indicates one wrinkle line, 11 indicates two lines, and 111's is for more severe cases that have three lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic uses a series of injections that block the nerve impulses and reduces the muscle activity for a more smooth and relaxed appearance. With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors.
You may feel that the moderate to severe glabellar lines between your brows make you look tired or unapproachable. BOTOX® Cosmetic May Be the One for You. Come seek the advice of a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Alexander and see if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you. Contact Dr. Alexander & Co. for your Botox treatment in Las Vegas, NV. 702-242-6776.
December 21, 2012
The shape of your nose is usually the result of genetics, or the appearance may have been altered in an injury or accident. Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure for correction or reconstructing the nose. This procedure is sometimes referred to as a nose job or nose surgery. Las Vegas rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Alexander, performs rhinoplasty to improve the appearance and proportion of the nose, enhancing facial harmony and self-confidence.
Who is a candidate?
A healthy male or female looking to correct the nose profile by correcting visible bumps, improve overall proportion to other facial structures, or help with tip refinement. This procedure may be performed on teens based on individual circumstances and Dr. Alexander’s approval.
Where is the incision located?
Most of the time there is just a small inconspicuous incision at the columella, the part in between both nostrils.
Dr. Alexander prefers general anesthesia for this procedure as it provides the patient with a high level of safety and comfort. All anesthesiologists that Dr. Alexander works with are board certified in the field of Anesthesiology by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
Length of surgery?
This answer can vary depending on the specific enhancements that will be performed. On average, this procedure ranges about 2-3 hours in length.
Contact Las Vegas plastic surgeon, Dr. Alexander to coordinate your consultation and surgery appointment today! 702-242-6776.
December 5, 2012
Pregnancy can do a number to a woman’s body especially in the breast and abdominal area. A growing number of women are undergoing mommy makeovers, a combination of cosmetic procedures, to help regain their pre-pregnancy confidence and figures.
As the baby grows, so does the abdomen. This may result in a weakening and separation of the abdominal muscles, and stretching of the abdominal skin. Many new moms do lose the excess weight they gained during pregnancy. Unfortunately, the weight is usually not lost proportionally. That means for some, more weight may be lost from the breasts or buttocks than the abdomen and waist. A mommy make over can help reverse these effects.
Post pregnancy body restoration can include breast enhancement to increase volume or restore shape, and/or body contouring procedures to help remove excess skin or stubborn fatty areas around the waist. Dr. Alexander can provide you with all the latest surgical options including breast augmentation, lift, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada. Enjoy the benefits of having the positive self-image and happiness that comes with the Mommy Makeover and being a new mommy.
Cosmetic surgery can help patients rejuvenate their bodies after pregnancy, weight changes and natural aging. For patients who feel self-conscious due to their appearance, surgery can also help regain confidence and improve self-image. Contact Las Vegas mommy makeover plastic surgeon, Dr. Alexander, for a consultation appointment today! 702-242-6776
November 28, 2012
Though the holidays are typically thought of as a time for boughs of holly and family gatherings, many men and women are adding plastic surgery to the top of their Christmas to do's. It is pretty common for the holiday season to be a busy time not just for Old Saint Nick but for many plastic surgeons like Dr. Alexander as well. Although healing times and procedures may vary, many patients can undergo a surgical procedure after Thanksgiving and be ready for the holidays and new year.
One of the main reasons for the increase for surgery this time of year is the ease in taking time off of work. Many businesses (not including retail) often find November and December a slow time of the year and it is easier to schedule time off of work. In addition men and women can get away without having to explain why they need the time off. Also, the end of the year can be a good time to save some money on pre-operative testing or appointments, if you've already met your deductibles.
If you are not interested in plastic surgery, but know a loved one who is, you can purchase them a gift card for a consultation with Dr. Alexander. For more information, contact Dr. Alexander & Co. at 702-242-6776 or email@example.com
November 21, 2012
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! This holiday is generally spent as a day to spend time with family, give thanks for all in your life and gorge on the season’s most delicious foods. The bad news is Thanksgiving is also famous for ruining diets all across the country. There are some cheat days, but most that fall off the band wagon around Thanksgiving do not pick up their healthy habits until the New Year. Whether you are a patient of Dr. Alexander’s or not, we encourage those who have been working so hard on their pre & post plastic surgery weight loss goals to continue the hard work. Although it is hard to avoid over indulging, here are a few tricks of the trade to help you escape unharmed from the year’s heaviest holiday!
- Get Active – Whether you go for a brisk walk or hit the gym, Thanksgiving Day is not the day to skip out on a little exercise. Try getting it done first thing in the morning before the madness begins or see if there are other family members that would like to join you after dinner and start a tradition by making it a group event.
- Don’t skip a meal – It may sound logical to hold off eating breakfast or lunch to prepare yourself for the all of the food later in the day, but this actually leads to over eating and less self-control.
- Lighten up – If you are in charge of cooking the entire Thanksgiving feast or just a few side dishes, try to offer a few healthier options to mix it up.
- Police your portions – We all know that there is usually a large selection of appetizers, side dishes, and desserts to select from. You don’t need to put everything that is laid out on your plate… and if you do, try and keep the portion size to a limit. Also, watch out for the bread!
- Pace Yourself – This will give your body time for the more satisfied feeling to kick in.
- Let Thanksgiving happen on Thanksgiving – Although left overs are amazing, this holiday is only one day long. Choose what left overs you eat wisely.
- Alcohol Consumption – Yes, what you drink all day long does count! Calories can add up quickly in alcoholic beverages. Again, pace yourself.
- Give Thanks- Most importantly, give thanks for all in your life. It is what the holiday is all about right? Give thanks for the lessons learned through the great journey of life and the opportunity to share it with everyone joining you for dinner.
Is your turkey gone and you notice that you have leftovers? Learn more about Dr. Alexander’s cosmetic body contouring procedures or how to fix that turkey neck (laxity in the neck skin) with a facelift! Contact Las Vegas, NV Dr. Alexander & Co. today at 702-242-6776.
November 15, 2012
As you may have seen on other news related articles, Kaleb (pictured above, but not a patient of Dr. Alexander’s) has been harassed by many of his peers. They have called him Dumbo and satellite ears on the playground, in school and on his bike ride home for his protruding ears. Kaleb found relief of the comments after proceeding with a plastic surgery procedure, otoplasty. The otoplasty procedure, also known as ear pinning, removed some of the cartilage and repositioned the ears closer to his head.
Unfortunately, Kaleb is not alone. There are many other bullied teens that seek procedures such as otoplasty, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), or breast reduction. There is much controversy looming about whether surgery is an appropriate solution for child bullying. It can be a very tough call. Help reduce bullying and share these tips with your children.
Tips to Share with your Children to Stop Bullying
- Bullying is not ok… EVER! Bullying should not tolerable under any circumstances.
- Stop. Walk away. Do not participate if a friend or group of friends are bullying another student.
- Be a friend. Offer yourself as a friend to a student who is being bullied with a smile or kind word. Everybody is special and unique. Find out what makes the student being bullied special.
- Be brave. If you are very brave, and feel safe, you can tell the bully to stop. You have that right.
- Ask for help. Go to a trusted adult if you see another student being bullied.
- Teach your children that they do not need to be a part of peer pressure and to use their power to respond to bullying in a positive way.
Plastic surgery is a very big decision for an adult or a child. A teen suffering from bullying may appreciate a conversation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Many patients love Las Vegas’ Dr. Alexander for his bed side manner, professionalism and natural results. Contact Dr. Alexander & Co. if you are interested in plastic surgery and to find out if it is the right choice for you.
November 7, 2012
Vitamin C plays an important role in many areas of the body with or without having plastic surgery. Vitamin C can be found in a number of different fruits and vegetables such as oranges, grapefruit, limes, kiwi, broccoli, bell peppers, hot chili peppers and many more.
Dr. Alexander, Las Vegas board certified plastic surgeon, recommends that his patients take Vitamin C before and after a cosmetic procedure. Specifically for plastic surgery, adding this important vitamin can hinder bruising and increase the effectiveness of your immune system. Check out some other great health benefits of vitamin C below!
- Vitamin C produces collagen in the body, protects against immune deficiencies and has a particular influence on skin and hair
- A citrus-rich diet protects against many aliments, improves the body’s daily functioning and assist in appetite and weight control
- It may reduce the length or severity of a cold
- Reduces the risk for people experiencing added stress or athletic training
- Increase the rate of iron absorption in the body
- The high concentration of potassium in grapefruits and oranges is known to help maintain healthy levels of blood pressure.
- Herperidin, a flavonoid in the pulp and rind of oranges, is believed to lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well.
Whether you want to improve your skin and hair quality, or control your blood pressure level, you can see there are many health benefits to consuming vitamin C. When shopping for citrus, always go for the freshest. This means the heaviest fruit in the bunch, indicating that it’s full of juice and not yet drying out.
October 30, 2012
A few months ago, we posted a blog on what is a computer face? We revealed that the term “computer face” is actually used to describe hours spent on the computer that may accelerate the aging process, marked by skin wrinkles, loose neck skin or a permanent grumpy face. Check out some of the other silly nicknames used to describe undesirable changes you may notice in your body and the plastic surgery procedure that will correct them!
Banana Roll is an unflattering reference to the excess fat under the buttocks. Diet and exercise may help rid the problem area. Others opt for liposuction to that area for permanent fat removal and a more sculpted look.
The term bat wings refer to the flabby, sagging skin underneath the upper arms. If you are one to experience this common aging issue, when you raise your arms , the excess skin may resemble the wings of a bat. A brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is the best plastic surgery treatment to remove excess skin in the arms.
This term gets its name from the lines and wrinkles that can form in the lip and jowl area that create the look of a marionette or puppet. For the lighters lines Dr. Alexander may sometimes recommend injectable fillers to plump up the area. Other patients may need a facelift to tighten up some of the deep set lines and excess skin.
Love Handles or a.k.a. the Muffin Top
When squeezing into a tight pair of jeans or underwear, skin that flows over the top of the waistband can, unfortunately, resemble the top of a breakfast muffin. With the increase in popularity of skinny jeans comes an increase in noticing the muffin top. Dr. Alexander may recommend liposuction or abdominoplasty if you experience excess skin throughout the entire abdomen.
If any of the above is something that concerns you, come seek the advice of a board certified plastic surgeon. Contact Dr. Alexander & Co. for your consultation appointment! 702-242-6776