Dr. Frank Filiberto is offering a revolutionary approach to facial rejuvenation. By eliminating the dangers of general anesthesia, substantially reducing the cost, and shortening long recovery times, Mini Lift is a better and safer alternative to traditional procedures. With nearly 3500 procedures to date, this extraordinary Head, Neck and Facial Plastic Surgeon has mastered this revolutionary procedure.
Our priority is our patients’ safety and happiness. We are proud of our no complication rate and our excellent customer care. But don’t take our word for it. Our patients are extremely satisfied with their Mini Lift experience and we know you will be, too!
Ladies, you may be surprised to know what men talk about on “guy’s night out,” besides women and sports — “Brotox,” also commonly known to the rest of us as Botox (botulinumtoxin A). The long-time cosmetic enhancement procedure, often linked to women, has now reached a wide group of men who desire to appear more youthful. The number of men undergoing Brotox has gone up 10 percent from last year, but why? Amid fear of competition with younger folk in the workplace and in their personal lives.
“Any man’s afraid he’s gonna get bumped by somebody younger in business or personal life too. I think once he gets over the stigma of it being something feminine, I could see more men being drawn to it,” said an unidentified man.
A multitude of men are currently making more appointments to “freeze” time and hold onto their eternal youth through this age defying treatment, but does the “freezing” effect work? Botox injections contain the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that can block signals from the nerves to the muscles so the muscle can no longer contract, preventing the onset of wrinkles when injected. The treatment is used on forehead lines, crow’s feet, or lines around the eye, and frown lines. However, men and women, should note wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity do not respond to Botox injections.
The Botox procedure takes only a few minutes, with no anesthesia required. Patients will start to see results anywhere from three to seven days when the procedure begins to take effect. It is advised to avoid alcohol at least one week before treatment, and to stop aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment in order to reduce bruising associated with Botox.
Men have begun to adopt a more open attitude toward cosmetic procedures and have become more aware of the treatments available to them, as the age range of men being treated has widened. The BRO culture has fostered recent trends like the Hipster beard transplant, and now Brotox. The desire to climb the career ladder and keep up with the “younger-looking” has become the crucial reason why men opt for Botox — it’s surgery-free. Now, both men and women, vie to be the youngest and most desired of them all.
Have you had a consult with Lifestyle Lift recently?
After helping Lifestyle Lift open in Orlando Florida several years ago and training some of their doctors, I am regretful to say that they have had the unfortunate and unexpected closing of the company. If you are still considering reducing the signs of aging through a mini facelift, please give us a call here at Artful Awakenings Cosmetic Surgery Center in historic downtown Melbourne. We would be happy to match or even reduce the previous price you were given. Don’t wait to call and schedule your free consultation today! 321-676-3101
The rise in popularity of injectable treatments in the past year in phi-nominal. In this post, Dr. Filiberto will reveal a number of injectable options patients can use to achieve and maintain a more youthful facial appearance.
The overall popularity of injectables (BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, etc.) is not simply due to the fact that these procedures are less invasive than surgical techniques. In general, injectable treatments can achieve cosmetic results that often times surgery cannot, such as slight muscle changes in the upper face that create a very natural yet subtle eyebrow arch. While dermal fillers and other injectable treatments do not necessarily replace surgical means of facial rejuvenation, we often use these products at Artful Awakenings to augment surgical procedures for even smoother, younger looking skin. Although combining dermal fillers can be an effective method of treatment for some patients, harvesting a patient’s own fat can often provide a better solution – particularly when patients seek to create more volume in the jowl or cheek area. In addition, fat injections also have the benefit of being permanent.
Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC because it is a relatively new product on the market. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is specifically designed to restore volume lost in the cheeks and midface. By injecting JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC’s hyaluronic acid formula into the cheeks, lines and wrinkles in the area can be smoothed out while simultaneously restoring volume to the face as well as a firmer texture to sagging, inelastic skin.
In addition to injectable treatments, one of the most important ways to preserve youthful-looking, glowing skin is with a good skin regimen, including treatments such as dermaplanning and topical peels, as well as diet, exercise and water.
Everybody understands the importance of selecting a qualified surgeon for your cosmetic procedures. Sometimes the best person for you is many miles away. About 20% of my patients live more than 3 hours from Melbourne, Florda. In fact, my patients have come from as far away as Texas, Alaska, France, England, Dubai, Thailand, Ireland, and Bermuda. Our office is very experienced with out-of-town patients. They can set up online and virtual consultations for those who are too far away to come for an in-person consultation.
The required time to stay in Melbourne will vary depending on the specific procedure that you will be having, but most patients stay in the area for 5-10 days. We can also provide information about discounted hotel accommodations. We even have nearby apartments that are available for your stay in Melbourne as you recover from your surgery.
Don’t let the distance prevent you from having the surgery you want. Don’t settle for your second choice just because they are “local”. To learn more about traveling for your surgery, contact our office.
A SMASface lift, short for superficial musculo-aponeurotic system face lift, is a surgical procedure that addresses sagging jowls, cheeks, skin folds on the neck and other excessive skin issues that occur in the lower two-thirds of the face. Unlike a traditional face lift, a SMAS face lift performed by our experienced plastic surgeon in Melbourne, Florida is done by manipulating the deeper layers of the skin, which helps achieve more natural and longer lasting results. Below the skin, there is a layer of fibrous and muscular tissue that is tightly attached to the superficial skin layer, which shapes several facial regions. This connection is especially prominent at the nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines. During a SMAS face lift, our highly trained plastic surgeon from Melbourne, Florida will make a well-hidden small incision in the hairy region of the scalp. Then the surgeon will proceed by finding the deeper fibrous skin layer and manipulating it so that the skin will look tighter and sagging skin regions or neck folds will disappear. Any excessive skin will be removed and the skin will be re-attached carefully in the appropriate position.
Unlike a conventional face lift, a SMAS face lift performed in Melbourne, Florida is done to achieve a more natural lift of all skin elements rather than just the superficial skin layer. Although a SMAS face lift that is performed by our highly skilled plastic surgeon in Melbourne, Florida is a safe and effective surgical procedure, it is important to discuss your preferences and expectations with our experienced medical team. The surgeon will carefully evaluate your medical history and may ask you about any prescription medications that you may be taking. If you are prescribed blood thinners or steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, the surgeon may ask you to lower the dosage to avoid potential excessive bleeding and to speed-up the healing time. A SMAS face lift is usually associated with mild swelling and bruising that is temporary and will disappear in a few days. Our skilled plastic surgeon in Melbourne, Florida chooses the best SMAS face lift surgical technique after individually evaluating each case to minimize swelling and achieve superb results with minimal risks.
People have studied and been preoccupied with beauty since ancient times. Along with an attractive and well-shaped body, a beautiful face was always regarded as a sign of charm and charisma. Although we all recognize a beautiful face when we see it, it is hard to define what it is exactly that makes it appealing and magnetic. Scientists believe that a beautiful face is all about anatomical symmetry and proportions. In other words, a beautiful face combines a proportionate, proper sized and shaped nose, mouth, eyes, jaw and even neck. Nose shape is especially important since it is the most prominent facial structure, and it can distract people’s attention from other parts of the face if it is not properly structured. For example, you may have big, beautiful eyes and attractive, well-contoured lips, but if your nose distracts someone’s attention because it is too big, too long or has distinctive features that makes it unattractive, your facial advantages may go unnoticed.
A rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a type of plastic surgery that involves modifying the shape and structure of the nose to achieve an appearance as close as possible to what the patient desires to have. Usually people have rhinoplasty because their nose is disproportionate with the rest of the facial features including being too wide, too long, having humps on the bridge, being deviated to one side, bulbous and others. A rhinoplasty effectively attempts to correct the problem with the goal of achieving a facial symmetry and the right proportions that will accentuate the person’s advantages and make his or her face more attractive and beautiful. A rhinoplasty performed by an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon may yield impressive results in changing the overall appearance of a person. Beautiful facial features such as deep, big and sincere eyes or seductive, proportionate lips may suddenly be brought out by a corrected nose shape.
Unfortunately…..no such thing…….any other answer is someone who wants your money and will get you absolutely no results or improvement. If you want a natural looking result that makes a noticeable refreshed natural change you have to have at least a mini facelift. The good news is that Dr. Filiberto an experienced facelift surgeon can do this easily under local anesthesia in a little less than one hour. I might also add that fillers enhance facelift work they don’t take the place of facelift work.