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Getting rid of eyelid bags

Non-surgical and surgical solutions

Eyelid Bags Cincinnati, OHUnder-eye bags and puffiness are a common problem for both women and men. This pesky problem can start as young as when you’re in your 20s and continue into your senior years when the puffiness can become saggy skin under the eyes.

Eyelid bags can be inherited or caused by lifestyle and dietary choices. Either way, they can affect not only our appearance but also our self-confidence. There are non-surgical and surgical solutions for minimizing or getting rid of your under-eye bags. Let’s take a look.

7 non-surgical solutions for treating eyelid bags

  • Manage your allergies. Seasonal and other allergies can cause puffy, watery eyes. Taking allergy medicine can relieve your under-eye puffiness as well as your runny nose or stuffiness.
  • Limit salt intake. Too much salt can cause puffiness over your entire body including under your eyes.
  • Check your sleeping position. Fluids will more easily gravitate to under your eyes if you are a stomach or side sleeper. Try sleeping on your back and using an extra pillow to keep your head in a comfortable but more upright position.
  • Don’t overdo alcohol consumption. Alcohol is dehydrating which means it pulls the water out of your body, including under your eyes where the result can be pouches and eyelid bags.
  • Protect your eyes from the sun. Excessive sun exposure causes wrinkling and creasing of the skin, including the delicate skin under your eyes. Wear sunscreen special made for around the eyes and invest in a good pair of sunglasses with 100% UV protection.
  • Eat a healthy diet, and get enough sleep. Easier said than done, but a diet rich in fruits and green/yellow vegetables, lean protein (fish and chicken), yogurt and other healthy sources of calcium… and low in saturated fat, carbs and salt will make your skin look and feel healthier, including the skin under your eyes. And, there’s nothing like routinely getting 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night for brighter-looking eyes and minimizing under-eye puffiness.
  • Stop smoking. Nicotine can dry out your skin and cause wrinkly, droopy, saggy under-eye pouches

3 surgical solutions for treating eyelid bags

  • Restylane®-type fillers. When expertly injected by a facial cosmetic surgeon/specialist such as Dr. Robert J. Smyth, these fillers specially developed for the delicate under-eye skin, will fill in the valley (tear trough) below the lower eyelids to help alleviate the illusion of under-eye bags.
  • Laser resurfacing. Dr. Smyth uses the CO2 Fractional Laser to smooth fine lines and crepe paper-like skin under the eyes.
  • Lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty). This surgical procedure is used by Dr. Smyth to remove excess fatty tissue which produces the look of under-eye bags, and to tighten/smooth the skin under the eyes. Results will typically last up to 10 years or longer, based on proper protection of the under-eye skin (sunscreen, sunglasses). Dr. Smyth performs the procedure under strictly local anesthesia. Patients are entirely comfortable during the procedure and are spared the longer recovery and side effects associated with general anesthesia.

For more information about removing eyelid bags, the remarkable, minimally invasive Timeless You™ facelift, eyelid lifts, laser skin resurfacing, fillers, Botox, and other facial rejuvenation treatments, or to schedule a no-pressure, complimentary, personal consultation with Dr. Robert J Smyth, please call the Robert Smyth MD Facial Cosmetic Surgery––Timeless You™ Cincinnati at 513.201.8490, or visit www.timelessyoumd.com.

What’s the right time for facial rejuvenation?

The 3 biggest motivators for most people

Facial Rejuvenation Cincinnati, OHIf you’ve been thinking about getting “something done” for a while –– perhaps even years –– you’re not alone. Although you might have some very personal reasons for wanting to improve your looks, there are a few overarching feelings that motivate most people to finally move forward with facial rejuvenation, whether the treatment they have is a facelift/neck lift, eyelid lift, brow lift, laser skin resurfacing, injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers, or a combination of these procedures.

#1: “I’m tired of looking older than I feel.”
You are full of energy, you eat healthy and get regular exercise, you stay current in your attitude, interests, hair and wardrobe and yet, you look in the mirror and your face and neck don’t match how you feel otherwise. Welcome to the current generation of Boomers. Busy, involved, more physically fit than our parents at our age, and many of us still working well into our 70s, we want to look like the vibrant person we are inside. However, years of “living life”, stress, sun damage, and smoking can leave us with lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and sagging skin in our face and neck, all of which make us look older than we are and definitely older than we feel.

#2: “I want to look my best for an upcoming event (wedding, anniversary, reunion).
You’re planning the wedding of a son or daughter. You’re weeks/months away from a special anniversary. Your high school or college reunion is fast approaching. Whatever the event, you want to look your absolute best –– not only for the compliments but also for the photos that will be around for generations to come.

#3: “I’m so unhappy with how I look, it’s affecting my self-confidence, my desire to go out socially, and my performance at work.”
Aging can have an impact beyond our physical appearance; it can rob us of our self-confidence to the point of making us want to withdraw from friends and family, stay in, and lose our zest for life, work and fun. Because most of us were brought up to think that caring too much about our looks is being vain and an emotion to be ignored, we let the negative feelings we have about our appearance grow and only worsen over time.

On the flip side of these three common motivators are the happiness, self-assuredness and new lease on life that come with turning back the clock and enjoying the remarkable results of facial rejuvenation. “The goal of facial rejuvenation procedures is not to look 25 again, but to look your very best for your age,” says Dr. Robert J. Smyth, facial cosmetic surgeon specializing in facial rejuvenation of the face and neck. “The goal is the natural, refreshed, alive look that has friends and family wondering why you look so good and has you feeling great about yourself.”

For more information about the remarkable, minimally invasive Timeless You™ facelift, eyelid lifts, laser skin resurfacing, fillers, Botox, and other facial rejuvenation treatments, or to schedule a no-pressure, complimentary, personal consultation with Dr. Robert J Smyth, please call the Robert Smyth MD Facial Cosmetic Surgery––Timeless You™ Cincinnati at 513.201.8490, or visit www.timelessyoumd.com.

Robert J. Smyth MD Facial Surgery Center

The highly professional and comfortable experience you deserve.

Facial Cosmetic Surgery CenterWelcome to the Facial Surgery Center of Dr. Robert J. Smyth, Timeless You™, Cincinnati. We are located in two separate facilities, each chosen to provide our patients an outstanding experience before, during and after their procedure.

Dr. Smyth sees patients for their complimentary, no-pressure consultation and all follow-up appointments at the TriHealth Medical Office Building located at 3219 Clifton Avenue on the Good Samaritan Hospital campus in Cincinnati OH, where he also administers fillers and Botox. Parking is free, indoors and with easy elevator access to our suite on the third floor.

Dr. Smyth performs all surgical procedures at the TriHealth Evendale Hospital located at 3155 Glendale-Milford Road in Cincinnati OH –- a beautiful and convenient suburban hospital campus with quick and easy access from I-75. Free parking is just outside the main entrance. A separate exit adjacent to the main entry allows for the private pick-up of patients post-procedure. The large lobby offers a perfect waiting area for the family member or friend transporting the patient. For patients not wanting anyone to know they had a facial cosmetic procedure performed, we are happy to share the name of a trusted, licensed temporary healthcare provider who can be hired to transport the patient to and from their procedure.

The TriHealth Evendale Hospital location provides the high-quality Facial Surgery Center environment that Dr. Smyth demands for his patients –– an advanced clinical setting coupled with an excellent, highly trained, caring staff. TriHealth Evendale first opened in 2004 and has been part of the renowned TriHealth system since January 2013.

In addition to Dr. Smyth’s Facial Surgery Center, the TriHealth location includes other specialties such as orthopedics, otolaryngology, podiatry, gastroenterology, gynecology, pain management, ophthalmology and general surgery. Campus-wide, approximately 18,000 procedures are performed each year at TriHealth Evendale providing each patient with the latest advances in quality care and the utmost respect. Survey results show patients are continually satisfied when it comes to the care they receive.

Dr. Smyth is pleased to work with the well-respected team of TriHealth nurses and staff specially trained in his techniques, ensuring his patients receive optimal treatment.

For more information about Robert Smyth MD Facial Cosmetic Surgery and the remarkable, minimally invasive Timeless You™ face and neck rejuvenation procedures, eyelid lifts and other treatments, or to schedule a no-pressure, complimentary, personal consultation with Dr. Robert J Smyth, please call the Robert Smyth MD Facial Cosmetic Surgery––Timeless You™ Cincinnati at 513.201.8490, or visit www.timelessyoumd.com.

Why Timeless You™?

5 key reasons why patients choose Timeless You and Dr. Smyth for face and neck cosmetic surgery

Timeless You Cincinnati, OHTimeless You™ is about more than facial rejuvenation procedures. It’s about the restored confidence and happiness that come with feeling better about yourself––a belief that just because we get older doesn’t mean we have to quit trying to be our best in all parts of life. It’s not your age that matters. It’s looking, feeling and living a timeless life.” –– Dr. Robert J. Smyth

1. Face and Neck Specialists
Timeless You™ facial plastic surgeons are among the true pioneers in the medical field: board certified doctors who have dedicated themselves solely to understanding the function and aesthetics of the face and neck. While some cosmetic surgeons also do body work, your Timeless You surgeon focuses primarily on the face and neck.

What this means for you is that your naturally refreshed appearance will come from highly experienced surgeons who have seen and treated most every type of face and neck rejuvenation concern. They have spent years refining their techniques to provide you the optimal, natural and long lasting results you desire. By example, Dr. Robert J. Smyth has performed more than 3,000 minimally invasive facelifts and thousands of other face and neck procedures –– eyelid lifts, brow lifts, laser skin resurfacing, chin implants, Botox, dermal fillers.

2. Timeless Lift™ – A Younger-Looking Face and Neck in One Procedure
The Timeless Lift™ is the minimally invasive lower facelift that reduces sagging in the cheeks and jowls and rejuvenates the jawline and neck area to provide a more youthful appearance. While other cosmetic surgeons may perform and charge for separate face and neck procedures, the Timeless Lift is one procedure, one cost, one healing time. Safe, highly effective, faster healing and with natural, “younger-you” results, the Timeless Lift is the choice of tens of thousands of women and men from their late 40s to age 80 who seek to reverse the signs of aging. Results typically last six to 10 years after which the procedure can be repeated, if desired.

3. The Latest in Other Facial Rejuvenation Procedures
As the Midwest’s trusted specialist in providing the latest in proven facial rejuvenation, Dr. Smyth performs a full range of facial rejuvenation procedures, including Timeless Eyes, Timeless Skin and Timeless Fillers. Timeless Eyes procedures remove droopy, saggy upper lids and/or puffy lower lids to restore your natural, bright-eyed look. Timeless Skin includes laser skin treatments and Botox to restore your skin’s youthful glow and to smooth and eliminate wrinkles. Timeless Fillers uses today’s finest dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Voluma to restore fullness to areas of your face that have been affected by aging. Dr. Smyth also performs Brow Lifts and Chin Implants.

4. All Procedures are Performed Strictly Under Local Anesthesia
Timeless You™ surgeons perform all facial rejuvenation surgical procedures under strictly local anesthesia, along with the patient taking a slight bit of relaxation medication pre-procedure. Patients are entirely comfortable throughout the procedure and have none of the risks or longer recovery time associated with general anesthesia.

5. Exceptional Patient Experience –- We listen. We understand. We know how you feel.
At Timeless You™, we believe that facial cosmetic rejuvenation is not just about looking younger but also about getting you back to your happy, confident self.

From the moment you call, you will have a compassionate, professional surgeon and staff members by your side. We will discuss the specifics of each and every facial plastic surgery procedure with you, so that you know exactly which is the most appropriate for your needs and goals. With some of our own staff members having had facial rejuvenation procedures performed by Dr. Smyth, we will share firsthand our experience and results. We will show you how the incision line heals to become invisible (unless pointed out), and answer your every question from clinical to the everyday –– when after your procedure you can wash your hair, apply makeup, go back to work, return to exercising, and whatever else is on your mind.

We will work around your schedule for your consultation, surgery and follow-up visits. And, we offer payment plan options to help make your procedure affordable and stress-free.

For more information about Timeless You™ and the remarkable, minimally invasive Timeless You™ face and neck rejuvenation procedures, eyelid lifts and other treatments, or to schedule a no-pressure, complimentary, personal consultation with Dr. Robert J Smyth, please call Robert Smyth MD Facial Cosmetic Surgery––Timeless You™ Cincinnati at 513.201.8490, or visit www.timelessyoumd.com.

Why Timeless You™?

5 key reasons why patients choose Timeless You and Dr. Smyth for face and neck cosmetic surgery.


“Timeless You™
is about more than facial rejuvenation procedures.  It’s about the restored confidence and happiness that come with feeling better about yourself––a belief that just because we get older doesn’t mean we have to quit trying to be our best in all parts of life.  It’s not your age that matters.  It’s looking, feeling and living a timeless life.”  –– Dr. Robert J. Smyth

1. Face and Neck Specialists

eyelid lift
Timeless You™ facial plastic surgeons are among the true pioneers in the medical field: board certified doctors who have dedicated themselves solely to understanding the function and aesthetics of the face and neck. While some cosmetic surgeons also do body work, your Timeless You surgeon focuses primarily on the face and neck.

What this means for you is that your naturally refreshed appearance will come from highly experienced surgeons who have seen and treated most every type of face and neck rejuvenation concern.  They have spent years refining their techniques to provide you the optimal, natural and long lasting results you desire. By example, Dr. Robert J. Smyth has performed more than 3,000 minimally invasive facelifts and thousands of other face and neck procedures –– eyelid lifts, brow lifts, laser skin resurfacing, chin implants, Botox, dermal fillers.

2. Timeless Lift™ – A Younger-Looking Face and Neck in One Procedure

The Timeless Lift™ is the minimally invasive lower facelift that reduces sagging in the cheeks and jowls and rejuvenates the jawline and neck area to provide a more youthful appearance. While other cosmetic surgeons may perform and charge for separate face and neck procedures, the Timeless Lift is one procedure, one cost, one healing time. Safe, highly effective, faster healing and with natural, “younger-you” results, the Timeless Lift is the choice of tens of thousands of women and men from their late 40s to age 80 who seek to reverse the signs of aging.  Results typically last six to 10 years after which the procedure can be repeated, if desired.

3. The Latest in Other Facial Rejuvenation Procedures

As the Midwest’s trusted specialist in providing the latest in proven facial rejuvenation, Dr. Smyth performs a full range of facial rejuvenation procedures, including Timeless Eyes, Timeless Skin and Timeless Fillers. Timeless Eyes procedures remove droopy, saggy upper lids and/or puffy lower lids to restore your natural, bright-eyed look.  Timeless Skin includes laser skin treatments and Botox to restore your skin’s youthful glow and to smooth and eliminate wrinkles. Timeless Fillers uses today’s finest dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Voluma to restore fullness to areas of your face that have been affected by aging. Dr. Smyth also performs Brow Lifts and Chin Implants.

4. All Procedures are Performed Strictly Under Local Anesthesia

Timeless You™ surgeons perform all facial rejuvenation surgical procedures under strictly local anesthesia, along with the patient taking a slight bit of relaxation medication pre-procedure.  Patients are entirely comfortable throughout the procedure and have none of the risks or longer recovery time associated with general anesthesia.

5. Exceptional Patient Experience –- We listen. We understand. We know how you feel.

At Timeless You™, we believe that facial cosmetic rejuvenation is not just about looking younger but also about getting you back to your happy, confident self.

From the moment you call, you will have a compassionate, professional surgeon and staff members by your side. We will discuss the specifics of each and every facial plastic surgery procedure with you, so that you know exactly which is the most appropriate for your needs and goals. With some of our own staff members having had facial rejuvenation procedures performed by Dr. Smyth, we will share firsthand our experience and results.  We will show you how the incision line heals to become invisible (unless pointed out), and answer your every question from clinical to the everyday –– when after your procedure you can wash your hair, apply makeup, go back to work, return to exercising, and whatever else is on your mind.

We will work around your schedule for your consultation, surgery and follow-up visits. And, we offer payment plan options to help make your procedure affordable and stress-free.

For more information about Timeless You™ and the remarkable, minimally invasive Timeless You™ face and neck rejuvenation procedures, eyelid lifts and other treatments, or to schedule a no-pressure, complimentary, personal consultation with Dr. Robert J Smyth, please call the Robert J. Smyth Facial Cosmetic Center––Timeless You™ Cincinnati at 513.351.0020, or visit www.timelessyoumd.com.

Are you ready for a necklift?

If your neck has lost its youthful contours, a necklift may be the ideal solution.

Necklift in Cincinnati, OH“I can’t remember if I first noticed it in the mirror or in photos, but all of a sudden my neck started looking wrinkly. The skin is loose and I have these vertical bands down the front that make me look old.” These are the words of a recent patient who was expressing the same feelings shared by many people in their 50s and older.

As we age, the skin in our neck typically begins to show laxity, and the muscle bands become more visible. Add to this the excess and sagging skin in the lower face that creates jowls, and the result is our face and neck area looking droopy and older than our chronological age (and certainly older than how we feel).

Like other parts of the face, the aging of the neck and lower face can be caused by genetics, sun damage, gravity, stress, and poor nutrition. Only a surgical procedure will eliminate the excess loose skin and remedy the prominent muscle bands.

The good news –– a lower facelift/necklift will improve visible signs of aging in the neck and jawline.

The Timeless Lift® performed by Dr. Robert J. Smyth is a proven solution. This combined lower facelift/necklift lifts and smoothes the entire lower face and neck area in one procedure. Results last six to 10 years depending on the patient and how well they take care of their health and protect their skin from sun damage.

The Timeless Lift® is performed under local anesthesia, with patients being entirely comfortable throughout the procedure but without the risks and longer recovery time associated with general anesthesia. Recovery can include some minor bruising and swelling but most patients return to work and full activities at 9-12 days post procedure.

WATCHOUT: If considering a necklift and/or lower facelift, be sure to choose a face and neck rejuvenation specialist who is board certified, has extensive experience, and who will be happy to answer all of your questions at a personal consultation. “Having performed more than 3,000 lower facelifts/necklifts, there is a definite art to providing the natural results patients want and deserve,” says Dr. Smyth.

For more information about today’s remarkable minimally invasive face and neck rejuvenation procedures, eyelid lifts and other treatments, or to schedule a no-pressure, complimentary, personal consultation with Dr. Robert J Smyth, please call the Robert Smyth Facial Cosmetic Surgery––Timeless You™ Cincinnati at 513.201.8490, or visit www.timelessyoumd.com.

3 Dermal Fillers with Great Anti-Aging Benefits

Regain your naturally fuller, smoother, more youthful face.

Dermal Fillers Cincinnati, OHGradual loss of the full, smooth cheeks of our youth is part of the normal aging process. You can blame it on a natural loss of collagen and cheek fat. As we age, collagen which is the main protein supporting the skin and connective tissue of the face begins to break down.

Without as much collagen and fat underneath for support, our facial skin shows laxity and the result is lines, wrinkles, furrows and folds primarily in the cheek and jowl areas, chin, and in the nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth). “Think of your face as a balloon that when filled with air is firm, smooth and rounded, but once you start letting out some of the air, the balloon becomes lax and wrinkled,” says Dr. Robert Smyth, Face and Neck Rejuvenation Surgeon and Specialist.

When we look in the mirror, we see the loss of collagen as our looking tired, sad, droopy… and older. Here’s the good news. Today’s dermal fillers can do a great job of restoring the face to the fuller, smoother look of our youth. Dermal fillers are no replacement for a facelift, which is necessary to remove excessive loose and sagging skin. However, dermal fillers can be a beautiful complement to a facelift and also to keep the face looking younger before a facelift and in between facelifts.

3 dermal fillers used by Dr. Smyth on his patients to achieve remarkable results.

Juvederm –– a family of FDA-approved injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds and furrows/indentations in the chin and jowl area. Juvederm injections typically last nine to 12 months for most patients and can be repeated.

Restylane –– a FDA-approved dermal filler made of a biodegradable, non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in all living organisms and provides volume and fullness to the skin. Restylane is specially formulated to fill sunken areas in the under eye area where the skin is thinner. Injections will usually last 12 to 18 months.

Voluma –– one of the newer hyaluronic acid dermal fillers available. Also FDA approved, it is specifically intended for filling the cheek area. Injections typically last 12 to 18 months.

Watchouts:
(1) There is a definite art to using dermal fillers for the natural look that you deserve. Trust only a facial surgeon/specialist who has years of experience in their use.

(2) Dosage of dermal fillers is by the syringe. Cost per syringe is at the discretion of the surgeon/specialist, so you may want to compare prices as well as experience before you move forward.

For more information about today’s finest dermal fillers, remarkable minimally invasive face and neck rejuvenation procedures, eyelid lifts and other treatments, or to schedule a no-pressure, complimentary, personal consultation with Dr. Robert J Smyth, please call the Robert Smyth MD Facial Cosmetic Surgery––Timeless You™ Cincinnati at 513.201.8490, or visit www.timelessyoumd.com.

Microdermabrasion or Face Laser Treatment

Which is the better choice for improving your skin problems?

MicrodermabrasionThink of what your facial skin is exposed to over time… sun, pollution, stress, poor diet, inconsistent skin care, and inadequate skin protection from the wind and cold. It’s no wonder by the time we turn 40, that most of us start to see wrinkles and fine lines, “crow’s feet”, age spots, skin discoloration, along with acne scars from our youth.

These skin conditions can be addressed by a continuum of treatments, from microdermabrasion for minor imperfections, to dermabrasion for moderate-to-severe imperfections, to laser skin resurfacing for treating deeper facial lines, wrinkles and folds, and helping to tighten skin laxity. Let’s look at each of these options.

Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses a spray of microcrystals to remove (exfoliate) the outer layer of dry, dead skin cells. Best microdermabrasion results are among patients with minimal facial lines or wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, skin texture problems, or minor scars.

Dermabrasion is a more intensive exfoliating technique that uses a rotating instrument to remove the outer layers of facial skin. A dermatologist or facial cosmetic specialist numbs your skin before beginning this outpatient treatment. Dermabrasion is intended for treatment of fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, uneven texture, and improving the overall appearance of the skin.

Face Laser Skin Treatment is the preferred choice of Dr. Robert J. Smyth to improve the skin of patients with deeper lines and wrinkles, rough texture, uneven pigmentation, spots and scars caused by sun damage, smoking, acne, stress and lifestyle. He uses the Fractional CO2 to remove the dull, thickened layer of dead, damaged cells on the skin’s surface and at the same time stimulate the collagen underneath for new cell and skin growth as well as improved elasticity and resiliency.

Whether the patient needs a full-face laser treatment or just an area of the face treated (such as around the mouth), Dr. Smyth uses local anesthesia to numb the skin for the patient’s comfort. He then artfully uses the laser to perform a controlled penetration of the skin’s surface going just deep enough to treat the damaged cells. The healing process (typically 7 to 10 days) involves redness and the patient’s application of ointment to keep the skin lubricated and protected. Most patients are thrilled with the results. Their skin looks fresher and younger, feels smoother and is more even in color.

Watchout: Trust only an experienced facial cosmetic surgeon to perform your laser resurfacing treatment to avoid any scarring. Be sure to discuss expectations, the healing process and proper after-care of your skin so that you have the very best results.

For more information about face laser treatments, today’s remarkable minimally invasive face and neck rejuvenation procedures, eyelid lifts and other treatments, or to schedule a no-pressure, complimentary, personal consultation with Dr. Robert J Smyth, please call the Robert Smyth MD Facial Cosmetic Surgery––Timeless You™ Cincinnati at 513.201.8490, or visit www.timelessyoumd.com.

“All my life I’ve had a double chin… until now.

… I finally have a jawline and profile I’m happy about.”

Double Chin Cincinnati, OHIn the words of one of our patients…
“From the time I was a teenager, my double chin was all I ever saw in the mirror or in photos of myself. I’m not overweight. A double chin just happens to run in my family. I tried to hide it by wearing turtlenecks or scarves around my neck, but that only seemed to bring more attention to the bulge. I tried creams and lotions, tightening treatments, head wraps, facial exercises, everything I could find. Some of it seemed to help a little, but not for more than a few months. None of it was worth the cost.”

Like many people, this patient wanted to put off having surgery at all costs, until she saw the results a coworker had after having submental liposuction, a simple procedure performed under local anesthesia by Dr. Robert J. Smyth, face and neck rejuvenation surgeon and specialist in Cincinnati, OH. Submental liposuction takes about 30 minutes. Performed under strictly local anesthesia by Dr. Smyth, patients feel no pain or discomfort and avoid the risks and recovery associated with general anesthesia. After the procedure, which Dr. Smyth performs at a renowned and easy-to-access outpatient treatment center, patients leave with a small bandage over the tiny incision strategically placed under the chin where no one can see it. Some patients may experience a bit of bruising that can easily be covered with makeup. Most go back to work and resume activities within two days post-procedure. The patient’s double chin is gone, and results can last for decades provided they don’t gain any large amounts of weight.

If you’re looking for a solution to a double chin, be sure to weigh all of your options –- submental liposuction, Kybella, CoolSculpting, and/or a lower facelift/necklift –– based on your age and the resilience of your skin (which determine your results), the experience of the facial cosmetic specialist performing the procedure, and the cost and return on your investment.

The good news is that you don’t need to fret about a double chin for a lifetime. You can take next steps and start feeling better about yourself right now.

For more information about submental liposuction, today’s remarkable minimally invasive face and neck rejuvenation procedures, eyelid lifts and other treatments, or to schedule a no-pressure, complimentary, personal consultation with Dr. Robert J Smyth, please call the Robert Smyth MD Facial Cosmetic Surgery––Timeless You™ Cincinnati at 513.201.8490, or visit www.timelessyoumd.com.

Is it time to try Juvederm?

Injectable fillers like Juvederm run a close second to Botox in popularity. Why? Because they work.

Juvederm Cincinnati, OHAfter age 50, most women start to see some laxity forming in the skin of their face and neck. These peri-menopausal and menopausal years are when estrogen levels decline and so does collagen production. Less collagen means the resilience of facial skin tissue lessens, leading to fine line wrinkles and sagging, drooping skin.

At some point, when there is an excessive amount of loose skin, a minimally invasive lower facelift may be the best solution. However, until that time, dermal fillers such as Juvederm can be used to fill droopy areas and give the face a more lifted look. Among the most popular areas for Juvederm injections are along the nasolabial folds (nose to alongside the mouth) and in the chin area.

The results of Juvederm injections can last up to nine months. The time varies by the individual, sun exposure, smoking, healthy diet, stress and lifestyle.

If considering Juvederm injections, be sure to price compare. Some facial cosmetic surgeons, such as Dr. Robert J. Smyth, charge by the syringe while others may charge by the area of the face. Above all else, be sure to choose a facial cosmetic surgeon who is highly experienced in using Juvederm and other injectables. There is definitely an art to getting the beautiful, natural results you want

For more information about today’s finest dermal fillers, minimally invasive face and neck rejuvenation procedures, eyelid lifts and other treatments, or to schedule a no-pressure, complimentary, personal consultation with Dr. Robert J Smyth, please call the Robert Smyth MD Facial Cosmetic Surgery ––Timeless You™ Cincinnati at 513.201.8490, or visit www.timelessyoumd.com.