The Real Deal – Cosmetic Surgery in Your 30s

The best method for approaching Cosmetic Surgery is a practical one: identify a problem area, or multiple problem areas, and then create a plan to fix them. It’s as simple as that. For many of our clients, the 30s bring about the first signs of aging. Perhaps the crow’s feet around the eyes have become a more permanent feature, as are the frown lines between the eyes and on the forehead. Lips can begin to thin and since skin elasticity is linked to aging, you may even notice a slight sagging in the brow line, cheeks or jowls. If this sounds familiar, now is the time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj.

During your consultation, he can advise you regarding the Real Deal about Cosmetic Surgery procedures in your 30s. In fact, many of our younger patients are able to make an appointment for less invasive procedures, such as Botox®™ injections or Lip Augmentation, and can put off the more invasive surgeries for a few more years.

Here is a list of common Cosmetic Surgery procedures recommended in your 30s:

Rhinoplasty. If you still spend time staring at your nose in the mirror, and wishing it were different, now is the time to make the change. By the time you have hit your 30s, facial growth has been 100% complete for almost a decade. Why go another decade wishing your nose were a little fill in the blank, when you can make an appointment to get the nose you want right now? Dr. Oleh is a world-renowned Rhinoplasty Surgeon, who has revolutionized the process of Rhinoplasty using his SLUPimplant™, especially effective for Ethnic Revision Rhinoplasty procedures. During your consultation, you can see before and after pictures. Plus, you can envision exactly what you will look like using our computer imaging technology, allowing you to select the ideal nose for your facial proportions.

Botox®™ Injections. For most people in their 30s, decreased skin elasticity is just beginning to show. While a full facelift isn’t usually necessary, Botox Cosmetic®™ injections can go a long way towards restoring a renewed, youthful, and wrinkle-free face. Afraid that a Botox treatment will leave your face expressionless? Don’t be. Botox Cosmetic®™ is a brand name for a bacteria found in nature, called Botulinum Toxin Type A. This particular form of botulism partially paralyzes nerve endings, causing the creases in your forehead, brow, and face to relax. It allows your face to have a more smooth and youthful appearance, while maintaining natural muscular movement and expression. It usually requires about 24 to 72 hours for Botox Cosmetic®™ injections to take effect. Using this less invasive procedure can prevent your from having to undergo Cosmetic Surgery.

Lip Augmentation. You knew your skin would thin and our body would change as you grew older, but did you know that formerly plump lips can begin to thin out, becoming more linear than curved? This is especially true for those who have smoked in the past, or continue to smoke. Lip Augmentation can be used to inject the lips with dermal fillers that add volume and shape to thin lips. It can also help to fill in the smoking lines that form around the lips of longtime smokers.

Non-Surgical Facelift. If you are interested in more than one of our non-invasive facial enhancements, you may want to consider a Non-Surgical Facelift. This package was especially created by Dr. Slupchynskyj for women in their 30s or 40s who need a serious facial rejuvenation but aren’t quite ready for full Cosmetic Surgery procedures. It uses a combination of Botox®™,  Juvéderm™, Radiesse®™, and Restylane®™. The doctor will use these products to target the following areas:

•   Nasolabial Folds

•   Lip Augmentation

•   Marionette Lines

•   Tear Trough (Below lower eyelid, or lower eyelid hollow)

•   Nose Augmentation (Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty)

•   Liquid Facelift (Non-Surgical Facelift)

You will be amazed at the effects. Your Non-Surgical Facelift will allow you to put off more invasive Cosmetic Surgery procedures for another decade or two.

Interested in learning more about Cosmetic procedures for a youthful 30-something face?

If you would like to learn more about the Cosmetic Surgery procedures available to you, please make an appointment to speak with Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj. Together, you can create a plan to maintain a naturally youthful appearance for many decades to come.

Can Plastic Surgery Improve Your Sex Life?

Recent studies show that Cosmetic Surgery procedures can improve your sex life. Multiple studies published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal tracked patients after they had received various body contouring procedures. An overwhelming percentage of responses indicated these procedures enhance the patients’ sex lives as well as their interpersonal relationships. Not only are their own sex lives enhanced, studies show that the sex lives of their partners are also improved.

We have known for a long time that Plastic Surgery had a marked impact on our patients’ self esteem, but this is the first time that research has been used to correlate a relationship between an enhanced physical body, increased self-esteem, and a more satisfying sex life.

Self-esteem Plays a Critical Role in Your Sex Life

A satisfying sex life is dependent on several factors, including a positive body image, healthy self-esteem, and a general feeling of satisfaction regarding life in general. In an article titled, The Secrets to Maintaining a Healthy Sex Life, published on the Harvard Health Publications website, aging and the negative self-image that can develop as a result are noted as significant factors in the decline of a healthy sex life. The aging process can cause individuals to mourn the loss of their youth as well as the noticeable change in their physical features. This dissatisfaction with physical aging is enhanced by a culture that celebrates hyper-glamorized examples of human form. Perhaps you are dissatisfied by the way your body has gained weight, lost tone, or the wrinkles that have developed as skin elasticity decreases.

This dissatisfaction can lead to a type of body-image related depression. These issues can make a person so self-conscious that s/he no longer feels uninhibited in the bedroom. Plastic Surgery can use procedures like Face and Neck Lifts to remove wrinkles, breast augmentation, or liposuction, all of which can restore a person’s physical sense of health and vitality.

Of course, if your sex life is improving, so is the sex life of your current partner. Self-confidence is one of the most desirable qualities a person can have. We are all attracted to people who are comfortable in their own skin. When you use Cosmetic Surgery to enhance your physical appearance, and become more comfortable in your body, you will naturally become more desirable to others. This enhanced desire will increase their libido and will further enhance your sexual relationship.

Never Undergo Cosmetic Surgery for the Benefit of Somebody Else

While we feel this scientific evidence is exciting news for our patients, we would never advocate getting Cosmetic Surgery for the sole purpose of enhancing your sex life. It is important to us that our patients have a very specific, physical issue that they want to change. Perhaps they are tired of having a large nose or thin lips, and these features cause them to be self-conscious when they meet others. Maybe they are getting ready to attend their 50th high school reunion and would like to have some work done to erase unwanted frown lines. These are all anatomical issues that can be easily resolved using Plastic Surgery.

However, sometimes clients come to us because their significant other has requested that they make a change to their body or face. In these cases, we ask that our clients seriously consider their options before making a final decision. The effects of Cosmetic Surgery are permanent, and you should never make permanent changes to your body at someone else’s request. We have even been known to refuse to do a procedure if the doctor feels a patient is pursuing Plastic Surgery for the wrong reasons.

Is Cosmetic Surgery the Answer for You?

If you are in the process of determining whether or not Cosmetic Surgery is right for you, please ask yourself these important questions. Make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Slupchynskyj so you can ask questions, and learn about the various procedures we offer, as well as their potential risks and side effects. Then you can take this information and discuss it with your partner. It is imperative that you feel 100% confident in your decision to have Plastic Surgery.

However, once your decision is made, the procedure is behind you, and your healing process is complete, you can enjoy the fact the fact that your self-confidence may be in for a major boost. And, if you’re like 96 percent of the respondents in the recent research studies, you and your partner will benefit from an improved sex life. That’s certainly something to look forward to!

Please contact the office of Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj to learn more about the Cosmetic Surgery procedures we offer, and to schedule your consultation.

Can Plastic Surgery Improve Athletic Performance?

When most of us think about Cosmetic Surgery procedures, we immediately jump to those procedures designed to enhance a person’s physical appearance such as Face Lifts, Breast Augmentation, or Ethnic Rhinoplasty; however, there is another aspect of Plastic Surgery that is lesser known, and that is the use of cosmetic surgical procedures to improve athletic performance.

Athletes and workout enthusiasts require certain physical abilities in order to gain the most of their workout, this includes things like the ability to efficiently transfer oxygen to the brain and muscles groups, physical comfort, and a sense of self confidence that empowers them to continue working and training harder to meet their goals. Cosmetic Surgery can enhance all of these aspects, which, in turn, with enhances their overall athletic performance.

The following are some of the ways Plastic Surgery can increase your athletic performance.

Breathe in, breathe out. Respiration is arguably the most important involuntary action our bodies perform in order to keep us alive. It allows our lungs to be filled with oxygen-rich air that is then transferred from the alveoli into your blood stream. After the oxygen has been delivered to your cells, this process is reversed in order to release the byproducts, mainly carbon monoxide, back out into the atmosphere. If your body isn’t able to take in the oxygen it needs, and release toxic carbon monoxide, your body will begin to feel the effects immediately.

For athletes, even a slight disruption in the respiratory process can be detrimental to their sport or workout routine. Often, these issues crop up in the nasal passages, where narrow passages, anatomical obstructions, or other deformities prevent the nose from being able to suck in enough air to oxygenate the blood stream. Rhinoplasty can be used to restore normal breathing functions, enhancing the oxygenation process and improving overall performance. It is also critical in correcting sleep apnea, which can prevent athletes from getting the sound sleep they need to heal and revitalize their tired muscles.

Physical comfort. When you lead a physical lifestyle, it’s critical that you are comfortable in your body. For women, large breasts can become a detriment in sports. They are cumbersome and can be difficult to adequately support, even with the use of sports bras. Larger breasts are heavy, which make it more difficult for the body to maneuver agilely and can cause neck, shoulder and back pain. They also increase a woman’s body temperature, and are more prone to injury, which can cause further physical discomfort. As such, Breast Reduction is a popular Cosmetic Surgery option for female athletes with large breasts.

Self-confidence boost. When it comes to athletic performance, there is more at work than just your physical ability. Self-confidence and a positive attitude are also important components. We often encounter patients who long to workout at the gym, or get back to their favorite athletic past times, but their insecurities about their physical appearance prevent them from working out in public.

Cosmetic Surgeries, such as Face Lifts, Nose Jobs, Liposuction and Breast Enhancement procedures, can provide a much needed self-confidence boost. We have had many patients come back and report how their lives have been transformed after finally getting the Cosmetic Surgery they had been pining for. That being said, it is important that you get Cosmetic Surgery for the right reasons. Please read our post regarding the 7 Questions to Ask When Deciding if Cosmetic Surgery is Right For You before making an appointment for a consultation.

Do You Think Plastic Surgery Would Enhance Your Athletic Performance?

If you think your athletic performance would be enhanced by Cosmetic Surgery procedures, please contact the office of Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj. In addition to being a Double Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Manhattan, he has been recognized worldwide for his innovative procedures and inventions. These include the SLUPlift™,which is a revolutionary procedure that provides the benefits of a facelift using a less-invasive surgical procedure, and theSLUPimplant™, a nasal bridge reconstruction that is particularly beneficial in Ethnic Rhinoplasty outcomes. We look forward to using Cosmetic Surgery to help you increase your athletic performance.

7 Questions to Ask When Deciding if Cosmetic Surgery is Right for You

It’s easy to jump on the Cosmetic Surgery bandwagon, assuming a quick change here and there is all that is needed to make you feel better, happier, or more content. But, in fact, we have found that the more time patients spend determining whether or not cosmetic procedures are right for them, the more satisfied they are with the results when they decide to move forward. 

We spend a good deal of time talking to patients about why they want to have a particular procedure. Sometimes, the answers to our questions cause our patients to take a step back and think for a while before scheduling their appointment because they need to feel 100% confident about their choice. Here are questions you can ask yourself to determine whether or not Cosmetic Surgery is right for you now.

  1. What am I hoping to achieve with this procedure? If the answer to this question is, “I want to be happy,” or “It will make me feel better about myself,” you may want to dig a little deeper. It’s true that how we feel about our physical appearance has a direct reflection on how we feel emotionally, however, beauty really is only skin deep. If you are unhappy in other areas of your life, a cosmetic procedure won’t do anything to alleviate your stress or unhappiness. Make sure your goals are directly related to your physical appearance, and aren’t acting as a shield for something else.
  2. Have I experienced a recent upheaval, change, or stressful experience in my life? Sometimes, in an effort to avoid negative emotions or to give the appearance that “everything is fine,” we turn outside of ourselves for comfort. Cosmetic Surgery, like shopping, eating, drinking, or chronic socializing can serve as a buffer from your real feelings. We recommend that our clients process their life changes emotionally first, and wait a while, before working to change their physical aspects.
  3. Do I lead a healthy lifestyle? Think twice about pursuing Cosmetic Surgery if you do not lead a relatively healthy lifestyle, including eating well, getting regular exercise, and avoiding unhealthy habits such as smoking and excess drinking. Your body needs to be healthy in order to get through the surgical and post-surgical processes. Plus, an unhealthy lifestyle will cause you to age faster, gain weight back, etc., which renders your cosmetic procedures less effective.
  4. Am I doing this for myself? There is only one person who should be asking, requesting, or suggesting Cosmetic Surgery to you – and that is your own inner voice! You should never undergo any cosmetic surgical procedure to make someone else happy, or to fit someone else’s ideal of what is attractive. You are the only person who should have a say in how your body looks.
  5. Who do I want to look like? If a celebrity, a best friend, or any other person is the first example to pops into your head, you should re-think things for a while. Your body is uniquely your own. While a plastic surgeon can perform certain procedures to enhance the body and facial shape you have, they cannot be used to transform your body completely. You can never have a body or face exactly like someone else’s. However, you can have the best version of your own body, and Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj looks forward to assisting you with that transformation.
  6. Do I have realistic expectations about the outcome? Just as we mentioned above, your body comes with its own set of “ideal blueprints” that are unique to you. It has provided you with a skeletal and muscular structure that is already in place. We can’t make your bones and muscles become 30 years younger, and we can’t completely change everything about you. Take the time to look at our Before and After Cosmetic Surgery Pictures during your consultation so you can gain a realistic vision of how your face and body will be different, and how some aspects will remain the same.
  7. Am I trying to save a relationship? Every once in a while, we have patients who consult with us because they are about to lose someone they love, and are desperate to improve their exterior appearance in the hopes that it will save the relationship. This is the wrong reason to make permanent changes to your physical self. You should only move forward with Cosmetic Surgery if and when you are sure, you are ready to make changes for your own benefit.

Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj prioritizes the health and well-being of his patients. He is only interested in performing Cosmetic Surgery on patients who look in the mirror and see concrete physical aspects of themselves that they would like to change. Your emotional and physical well being are intrinsically connected and we hope that our services will work to integrate both. 

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