{Giveaway} Non-Invasive Ultherapy Treatment, Valued At Up To $5,000

In case you haven’t heard the great news, you can effectively lift your sagging facial and
neck skin, without surgery!

Ultherapy, a non-invasive cosmetic procedure, uses ultrasound technology to direct heat to the underlying layers of your skin. This technique “lifts, tightens, and tones,” says Dr. Kevin Tehrani, a New York board-certified plastic surgeon. The treated areas heal as your body stimulates collagen production, creating a tightening effect. Not only is Ultherapy designed to improve the chin, brow and neck areas; it’s now FDA-cleared to work on décolletage wrinkles, too!

An Ultherapy procedure performed by Dr. Kevin Tehrani

Ulthera, Inc., the creator of Ultherapy, is giving away an Ultherapy treatment. Simply visit the entry page and follow the instructions. You’ll also be able to see a simulation of what Ultherapy would look like on you!

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This post is sponsored by Ulthera, Inc. Thank you for supporting FabOverFifty!

The Truth About Your Tummy Tuck and Weight Loss

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding tummy tucks, starting with the popular belief that a tummy tuck is the perfect way to lose weight. If you’re overweight and have decided to slim down once and for all, you may be surprised to learn that a tummy tuck is not a “quick fix” that will eliminate extra pounds as a shortcut to your dream body. Although it is possible to lose weight by having some surgeries, a tummy tuck is not one of them. However, once a person has reached a healthy weight, a tummy tuck can be an ideal way to fine-tune the figure and enhance weight loss success.

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A Really Cool Way To Zap Fat And Gain Confidence

To our FabOverFifty Friends: This is a sponsored post for CoolSculpting.

Dana, a recently divorced, Fab-Over-Fifty friend, works hard to keep her body in shape, and it shows. But now that she’s started dating again, the cellulite on her thighs is bothering her more than ever. “The dimples on my outer thighs never go away or even decrease, no matter how many leg exercises I’ve done over the decades. And my muffin top appeared overnight,” Dana says.

“I may sound vain, but I wouldn’t be comfortable wearing a bathing suit around the man I’m dating now, no less having him touch or see me nude.”

Although many women would be ecstatic to have bodies like Dana’s, it’s understandable that she needs all the self confidence she can get, after being out of the dating market for 23 years. “I’d like to feel as good about my body as possible,” she says. “It’s hard enough starting over.”

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A Sculpted Summer You

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How To Have A Great-Looking Chest

Whether we’re rocking a swimsuit or wearing a low-cut top this summer, we want our skin to look the best it can. Dr. Rondi Walker, board certified plastic surgeon, tells us to protect our décolletage and improve sun damage.

What happens to the skin and neck area as a woman ages?

Our skin’s main support structure, collagen, starts to break down and is difficult to rebuild. The subcutaneous fat (fat under the skin) also deteriorates. Consequently, our skin becomes drier, thinner, and duller.

Because our skin doesn’t have the volume it had when we were younger, it looses pores, follicles, oil and sweat glands and makes it less efficient and more fragile.

Skin also becomes more sensitive to light, heat and extreme temperatures, which leads to increased problems with photo aging, and the emergence of sun freckles and liver spots. Further, the incidence of skin cancer rises because our skin can’t repair itself like it used to.

What are some easy things women can do to keep their décolletage areas healthy?

First and foremost, use sunscreen to protect yourself against UVA and UVB rays. Wear SPF30 for everyday use, and SPF50 or higher if you’re going to be in the sun for extended periods of time. One of the best over-the-counter brands is Neutrogena. Our office sells SPF50 from the ZO Skin Health line, which has a titanium dioxide base. No matter what skin type you have, you need to protect it. And don’t forget to moisturize daily!

If the damage has already been done, what can a woman do to improve the appearance of her skin?

It really depends on the patient, but some of the easier solutions we provide are skincare kits from ZO Skin Health, which will brighten, moisturize, and exfoliate, or light chemical peels, such as the ViPeel. These help to counter pigment damage and improve the appearance of our skin.

What if peels and creams aren’t enough?

If the problem is deeper wrinkles or more complex pigmentation, I use a Fraxel laser, which usually requires a series of treatments. This procedure should not be done when you’re going to be exposed to the sun.

Ultherapy is a fantastic treatment for deeper wrinkles and skin laxity, but it is not used to treat pigmentation. It treats deep and superficial levels. This non-invasive, in-office, procedure uses ultrasonic energy, which causes small bombardments in the very deep level below the skin. When these areas have to heal, new collagen is laid down and the skin tightens and smoothes out. It can be performed any time of year on any type of skin and is a one-time treatment. The full effect can be seen after 90 days, and the results last about 18 months.

Ultherapy on the chest

Dr. Walker is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who practices in Washington, DC. See her news segment below!

What Are The Three Magic Questions?

He’s a prominent board certified plastic surgeon in Dallas and she’s the owner of St. Lucien, a prestige beauty salon, not to mention one of the doctor’s loyal patients. Together, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich and FOF Mary Crosland wanted to write a book that would help women choose the right professional for their surgical and non-surgical procedures, no matter where they live or what procedure they’re having. The result—Navigate Your Beauty: Smart & Safe Plastic Surgery Solutions—is a must-read for anyone about to start a doctor search or even contemplating having a procedure.

FOF’s Geri Brin asked Mary and Dr. Rohrich to tell us what motivated them to take on the book project and why plastic surgery patients choose the wrong doctors.

What are your backgrounds?

Mary: I’m married and have a daughter, son, three stepchildren and six step grandchildren. I’m originally from Michigan and Ohio, but studied business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and have been here for 30 years. I’m only involved in the business end of my salon.

Dr. Rohrich: I grew up on a ranch in North Dakota. After graduating from Baylor University College of Medicine in Houston, I trained at the University of Michigan Medical Center, then did craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery residencies at the Radcliffe Infirmary at Oxford University in England, where penicillin was discovered. I also did a fellowship at Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston. I came to Dallas in 1986 and I am Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

I’m a hand surgeon, a craniofacial surgeon and an ASPS board certified plastic surgeon. My practice is primarily cosmetic today, but I do it all.

Mary, what led you to Dr. Rohrich?

He worked on a ruptured implant. I’ve also had fillers and a lower facelift.

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Opening Your Eyes In More Ways Than One

Let’s say you’re intrigued by the results cosmetic surgery can deliver, but you’re unable to take the plunge. Whatever the roadblock may be—even if it’s simply that you never thought you’d use the words “I” and “cosmetic surgery” in the same sentence—you are far from alone.

When you think about it, every patient is uncertain whether plastic surgery is the right move until they actually schedule a procedure.

If you’re longing for some rejuvenation help but just can’t seem to take a step forward, you might consider blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery. For the right candidate, the procedure can be a perfect first experience with cosmetic surgery.

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Reconstructing A Child’s Life

When the public thinks of plastic surgeons, it most often thinks of the cosmetic side of the profession: The facelifts, tummy tucks and Botox injections. The other side—reconstructive surgery—may be far from glamorous, but it’s often a life-saving profession, physically and emotionally. Consider, for instance, what Dr. John Van Aalst is doing to help a severely deformed child from India. Adopted after his birth parents wanted to euthanize him, baby Adam was brought to the United States to see Dr. Van Aalst because of his reputation and expertise in the pediatric arena. As Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Pediatric and Craniofacial Plastic Surgery at the University of North Carolina Department of Surgery, he is one of the foremost specialists in the world on deformities as extensive and dramatic as Adam’s.

FabOverFifty congratulates Dr. Van Aalst for his passion and success thus far in helping Adam to become the little boy he deserves to be. Please watch this video and be thankful that we have doctors like him to come to our children’s sides during times of great stress and need.

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{Surgeon Spotlight} Dr. Rondi Walker Combats Domestic Abuse

We love reporting the outstanding things our plastic surgeons are doing across the country, and today we’re spotlighting Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Rondi Walker, MD!

Dr. Walker, whose practice is in Washington, DC, has been named Chairwoman of 2014 Knock Out Abuse Gala, a charity she’s been involved with for nearly two decades. Knock Out Abuse is a DC-based charity which promotes awareness of domestic violence and raises money to combat it. “Knock Out” has raised over $5 million in support of shelters for women and children since its inception in 1993.

During Knock Out Days, Dr. Walker discounts her aesthetic services and donates 50 percent of the proceeds to Knock Out Abuse. This year, April 1 is the first Knock Out Day.

If you live in the DC area, or simply want a consultation with a fantastic plastic surgeon, a Knock Out Day is a great way to start! Call (202) 364-6673 to support a great cause.

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Demystifying Facial Rejuvenation

“A well-done facial rejuvenation makes patients look as they did when they were younger, but does not change their unique appearance.”

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeff Scott, recently sat down with us to answer questions about his different approaches to facial rejuvenation at The Plastic Surgery Center in Sarasota, Florida.

When a patient is looking for facial rejuvenation, how do you determine the most appropriate procedure?

It is most important to listen to the patient’s individual concerns about his or her face and neck. I then evaluate the patient holistically, considering age, medical conditions, medications, previous facial surgery, weight gain/loss, level of physical activity and smoking history. Next, I perform a thorough evaluation of the forehead, periocular area (around the eyes), mid-face, lower face and neck. Based on this information, I recommend a procedure or combination of procedures that best suits the patient’s desires while creating a harmonious, youthful and natural appearance.

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