You have your Mother’s emerald green eyes, your Father’s hearty laugh, and it seems all the children in your family have the signature smile that traces back generations. But, what about the “less desirable” traits that run through your family tree? A double chin you’re always trying to hide? A slight bump on the bridge of your nose that you share with your cousins? Or, maybe non-existent thin lips that all the women in your family try to pencil in?
It’s time to celebrate the traits you love and ditch the ones you don’t! There are a multitude of non-surgical treatment options that are fast, effective and respect the unique features of your face and family lineage. The best part? Most treatments take less than 10 days to see the full effect!
“A lunch time nose job is possible, but it’s not what you think,” shares Dr. Christopher Tolan, Facial Plastic Surgeon with Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery. “If a patient has a minor bump, we can oftentimes smooth out the bridge of the nose by injecting a dermal filler, such as Voluma® to the depressed area,” he continues, “the procedure is fast, comfortable and lasts up to 18 months.” He goes on to say, “this is a great option for a younger patient, or even a patient who is thinking about a surgical rhinoplasty, as it foreshadows what the nose could look like.”
“Patients who feel self-conscious or embarrassed by certain facial features can feel trapped by their own genetics,” says Dr. Tolan compassionately. “They see their destiny played out in how their family members age and what traits become pronounced,” he continues. “It feels wonderful to be able to offer simple and effective treatments that run a fraction of the cost of surgery, yet have a significant impact on my patient’s self-confidence!”
“Kybella® is one of the fastest growing treatments in our practice,” says Dr. Garrett Griffin, double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. “We see patients everyday who have literally exhausted EVERY option to get rid of their double chins; exercise, diet, lasers, creams, crazy QVC products…you name it. Sub-mental fullness has a strong genetic component and historically nothing would correct it besides surgery. Kybella® has changed that.”
Kybella® has quickly has become THE non-surgical gold standard in treating a double chin. Deoxycholic acid is the active ingredient found in Kybella® and is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal. Most patients receive 2 or 3 injection sessions spaced 3 months apart.
Both Drs. Tolan and Griffin site many other inherited traits that they treat on a daily basis at Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery and Face Cosmetic Skincare. These include correcting thin lips with Volbella® and Juvederm®, alleviating the family “scowl” with muscle relaxing Botox, and even enhancing jawlines and hallowed under eyes with fillers like Voluma®. Most of these treatments are performed in less than 30 minutes with results seen either that SAME DAY or in less than 2 weeks!
“We want our patients to realize that they don’t need to be captive to their genetics,” states Dr. Tolan simply. “There are too many options out there nowadays that don’t even require surgery or downtime, and they’re affordable and FAST,” he continues. “Making you feel confident through the facet of your appearance is our objective. To do it in a way that works for your lifestyle and shows respect to your natural features is our highest goal.”
Do you want to discuss your options when it comes to using injectables like Kybella®, Botox® and/or Dermal Fillers to address a family trait you hate? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Tolan or Dr. Griffin by calling (651) 632.9700.