Millennials love a perfect selfie or a fab insta-moment and they feel pressure to look good all the time. Social media has truly become one of this generation's favorite pastimes, and with gorgeous faces gracing the cover of seemingly every magazine and every website, it’s no wonder that more and more Millennials are finding themselves in the offices of facial plastic surgeons, like Doctor Jean-Paul Azzi.
If you’re looking for a facial procedure, you should look for a surgeon with a board certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). Look for the ABFFPRS symbol displayed on a surgeon’s website or brochure.
With the advancement of new procedures and tools, changing your appearance is easier now than it has ever been before. Gone are the days of extensive planning for cosmetic surgery. There are now alternatives to full facelifts with far less downtime and immediate results. The term “cosmetic procedure” is no longer indicative of general anesthesia, surgery centers, and and going under the knife, but could be as simple as v...
Dr. Jean-Paul Azzi, a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, strongly advises against thread lifts. While this type of procedure may sound easier on the patient and doctor than a traditional facelift, Dr. Azzi warns that if thread lifts are not completed correctly, they can appear awkward and be challenging to fix.
Belotero is a type of hyaluronic acid (HA) facial filler that is used to temporarily smooth out and fill in folds or wrinkles. Belotero is actually considered one of the “lightest” dermal fillers available and is often referred to as the “starter filler” because it’s primary purpose is really to address minor lines – not to correct severe signs of aging.
Dr. Azzi performs lip lifts in approximately 30 minutes using local anesthesia. There is hardly any down time for the patient and Dr. Azzi uses the most cutting edge techniques in modern medicine to diminish risks of scarring. The best part about the lip lift is that it is a permanent solution, unlike lip fillers which have to be refreshed a few times a year.
The nose is one of the most prominent facial features, and as such, it’s one of the most common reasons people seek facial plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty (commonly referred to as a nose job) is a form of plastic surgery where the nose is reshaped and/or resized. One of the most requested types of rhinoplasty is called “tip rhinoplasty” and it focuses only on fixing the tip of the nose.
A nice, strong chin can provide structure to a face that is unparalleled by any other feature. It helps add contour from the cheekbone and length to face. Liquid chin augmentation is actually achieved using filler. Since the chin is such a defining facial feature, your doctor really needs to understand how the chin works with the rest of your facial features.
Fillers are best defined as a noninvasive facial rejuvenation method that helps maintain the skin’s youthful look via injection. While there is a plethora of filler options for doctors to use such as Radiesse, Belotero, Voluma, Sculptra, Juvederm and Restylane, most facial plastic surgeons, including Dr. Jean-Paul Azzi, use a combination depending on the patient and site. Here we will discuss two – Juvederm and Restylane.