Are You a Candidate for Lip Enhancement?

Would you like to rejuvenate and restore the youthful appearance of your lips? Creating more beautiful lips has been a growing trend for many years and Gulf Coast Facial Plastics has seen our numbers increase with patients who want to enhance the appearance of their lips.

Why is this procedure such a sought-after cosmetic treatment? The answer is in realizing that nothing ages a person quite like wrinkles around the mouth and thinning lips. Whether you want to reverse the signs of aging, or simply want to improve the look of your lips, Dr. Daniel Daube has many options that will improve your appearance.

Lip injections are just one cost-saving alternative that allows you to experiment with the look you desire. These soft-tissue fillers are FDA-approved absorbable materials that are injected into the lips to help smooth lines around the mouth. It’s important to note that this option may require more than one injection before results become noticeable, and the effects of soft tissue fillers are also
temporary. We only use the highest quality products, which include Restylane® Silk, Juvederm® Ultra, and Jevederm® Volbella.

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics in Panama City, we work with both men and women to find the most appropriate anti-aging solutions for their specific needs.

Some people prefer to use collagen/fat transfers to rejuvenate their skin, which can help correct:

  • Fine Lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Aging Hands
  • Facial Creases
  • Thin Lips
  • Facial Folds

 

The tissue for your injections is harvested from an area of your body via liposuction. After it is purified, fat injections are administered with a fine needle into the skin.

After the procedure, you may notice an improvement in your fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. The area may feel tight due to the presence of the additional material, but this should subside in a few days.

Both of these substances break down naturally inside the body. The longevity of the results varies by patient, so we recommend that you schedule follow-up appointments at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics in Panama City. Our team of medical professionals can help create a treatment schedule specifically designed for you.

If you are seeking more permanent lip augmentation, lip implants may prove to be a better solution for you. The most recent technology in lip implants provides a silicone that is soft and flexible making them more pliable than similar products used in the past.

Lip implants are inserted when Dr. Daube makes two small incisions (one at each corner of the mouth), and then he is able to place the implant in position. There is minimal discomfort and a shortened healing time.

So, if you’re ready for more beautiful lips, schedule a consult at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics where all your cosmetic needs are just a phone call away. Contact us today!

The Benefits of Chin Augmentation

Are you unhappy with the size, projection, or shape of your chin? Augmentation surgery may be a medical option for you. Mentoplasty, or chin augmentation, is a form of surgery performed to increase the size of your chin or to reshape it so the face appearance becomes balanced. During the procedure, bone reshaping is conducted to minimize the chin size, whereas implantation can also be performed to add more volume to your chin.

Who is eligible for chin augmentation?

Anyone who is unhappy with their chin’s appearance is a prospective client for chin augmentation; however, some patients choose this procedure to help correct the effects of trauma on their faces.

Benefits of Chin Augmentation:

There are several benefits to this corrective surgery –

  • Chin augmentation reshapes any deformity on your chin and gets rid of, or adds to, any size irregularities, which gives you either a stronger jawline or a more feminine one, depending on your preference.
  • This procedure helps provide a stronger facial profile, which can increase a person’s confidence.
  • Chin implants are customizable depending on the size and shape you desire. Dr. Daniel Daube, who specializes in only facial cosmetic surgery, will advise you as to what size would look best with your overall facial structure.
  • If you are not pleased with the final results of the surgery, chin implants can be removed.
  • Chin augmentations may be performed on an outpatient basis.

 

If you believe you may be a good candidate for chin augmentation surgery, contact Gulf Coast Facial Plastics to schedule a consultation.

Best Facial Procedures for Winter

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, we are committed to helping you look and feel your best. We have developed a list of procedures designed to keep your skin healthy and vibrant during this cooler season.

FAT TRANSFERS

When you are looking for a safe and popular option for a facial rejuvenation, consider fat transfers. This procedure uses fat harvested from your own body to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, plump thinning lips, or to rejuvenate aging hands. Because the fat is from your own body, adverse reactions are minimal.

SKIN RESURFACING

Here on the Gulf Coast of Florida, harsh summer UV rays can harm your skin. So during the winter is the optimal time to help your skin recover from that damage. The procedure can drastically improve the look of your skin, revealing younger, healthier skin that’s hidden underneath the sun damage, wrinkles, and acne scars. For the most natural-looking results, stay out of the sun during the post-operative recovery.

FACELIFT

Dr. Daniel Daube is known for his “Gold Standard” in facelifts. If you’re looking for dramatic results to correct wrinkles, sagging skin, or loss of facial definition, this may be the treatment option for you. Since this surgery requires more downtime, the fall/winter months are usually the best option.

BELLAFILL

Although we have a lot of varied options for fillers, this particular choice has one amazing advantage… it lasts for five (5) years! This innovative injectable softens facial wrinkles, smile lines, and acne scars in an instant. With its unique collagen formula, the results are natural, immediate, and long-lasting.

If you are interested in trying any of these facial options to perk you up during the winter doldrums, call us today for a consultation. Call our Cosmetic Coordinator, Kim O’Neal Guy at extension 130.

SKELETAL CONTOURING: What is it? And, who is a good candidate?

Skeletal contouring is a procedure used to subtly change an individual’s facial structure by manipulating the shape of the facial bones. This procedure usually focuses on the nose, jawline, cheeks, and forehead.

What is Skeletal Contouring?

The method used for skeletal contouring varies greatly from patient to patient. However, in all cases, facial bones are changed in some way. Grafting can be used to increase the size of a
section of the face or the entire facial area. The procedure can also involve bone shaving to decrease, or sharpen facial sections or to simply reshape the bone. Skeletal contouring can give patients a stronger jawline, more or less prominent facial features, and a different nose shape.

Who is a good candidate for Skeletal Contouring?

A person may be a good candidate for skeletal contouring for several reasons. For instance, if you have been involved in an accident or have suffered some other type of trauma to the face, skeletal contouring can be used to help cover up the damage and return your face to its original appearance. Or, if you simply do not like the appearance of your jawline, nose, or cheeks, skeletal contouring can be used to perfect your features. Similarly, some people desire a more feminine appearance, and skeletal contouring is the perfect option.

What to expect during the Skeletal Contouring procedure:

Prior to surgery, patients will be given a general anesthetic. Once the procedure has been completed, there may be some noticeable bruising, which should go away in one to four weeks.

After surgery, it is important to keep your head elevated to assist with blood flow. Do not lay flat on your back, and avoid bending or picking up heavy objects. Also, avoid direct sunlight so your incisions can heal properly.

Dr. Daniel Daube is an excellent trauma surgeon and is double Board Certified in both Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic surgery, so he would be an excellent choice to consider when deciding about whether or not to have Skeletal Contouring.

Call Gulf Coast Facial Plastics to set up a FREE consultation to learn everything you need to know about the Skeletal Contouring procedure and after care.

3 TIPS for MAINTAINING YOUR FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY RESULTS

Now that you’ve made the decision to undergo facial plastic surgery, you will want to make certain your results last as long as possible. The key to maintaining that youthful glow is taking proper care of your skin so you feel just as good about your face years from now as you do shortly after you’ve healed. Here are some practical tips for maintaining the best results:

#1 – Follow all the post-operative instructions from your physician

When you have any facial plastic procedures done at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, Dr. Daniel Daube provides you with detailed instructions for post-operative care. No matter how well you may be healing, do not ignore any of the instructions and follow them carefully. These directions are designed to help you heal and recover in the best way possible, and in the shortest amount of time. It is important to understand it will take time for your body to heal and for the true results to begin to appear.

Before you leave the office, make sure you completely understand what is required of you to achieve the best outcome. Since you will have been under anesthesia, the person who will be driving you home should also listen to the post-operative instructions; however, you will be given a print-out of the verbal instructions. Keep them handy until you are completely recovered. If someone else will be helping care for you after your procedure, be sure they are fully aware of what is required as well. Do not hesitate to ask questions if you are not completely clear about any of the steps as outlined. Our team will be more than happy to explain each step until you are completely sure of what you need to do.

#2 – Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure

Too much sun causes damage to the skin, including dryness and wrinkling, but it is especially important following facial plastic surgery to avoid sun exposure. You certainly do not want to counteract your surgical results by adding harmful sun exposure. As a matter of fact, we always counsel women to protect their skin by wearing protective hats and using SPF products throughout their lives.

#3 – Keep your follow-up appointments

Post-surgery, more than one follow-up appointment is often needed, no matter how good you may look or feel. Follow Dr. Daube’s recommendations and keep these appointments in order for him to assess how your face is healing. He will determine how you are progressing in order for you to achieve optimum results.

 

If you have any concerns during the healing process, contact us as soon as possible. Do not take matters into your own hands. If you think something is not quite right following your facial plastics procedure, it is important that you act immediately. You know your body better than anyone else, so pay attention to physical signs in order to avoid complications. No issue is too small to be addressed, and a simple phone call may help alleviate any worries you may have.

If you are just beginning to consider facial plastic surgery and would like to schedule a consult, contact Gulf Coast Facial Plastics today!

WHAT to EXPECT from YOUR FACELIFT

A facelift, also known as a Rhytidectomy, is a common type of anti-aging facial plastic surgery requested by both men and women. This procedure may help alleviate creases around the nose and mouth; tighten loose skin along the jawline; remove excess fat in the neck area; and correct any areas of the face that may not seem to be symmetrical.

Why might I need a Facelift?

As your skin matures, it begins to thin. Other factors, like sun damage, smoking, stress, heredity, and loss of facial fat take their toll on your appearance. A facelift is recommended for people who had advanced signs of aging that cannot be corrected with dermal fillers and other less invasive procedures, such as an endoscopic brow lift or eyelid surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty. A facelift can help reduce the overall signs of aging and can restore you to a more youthful, natural look.

What can you expect during a Facelift?

To make your facelift look as natural as possible, Dr. Daniel Daube uses “The Gold Standard” of facelifts, which means there are no shortcuts to the work he does. Dr. Daube is very careful to make the incisions needed where the scars are hidden post-surgery. Your skin will be pulled taut, and the underlying muscles secured to help contour your face and restore it to a more youthful, natural shape.

How long will it take to recover from a facelift?

After a facelift, to promote proper healing, your head will be wrapped in a compression bandage. Healing from such extensive surgery may take several weeks or months, but this timeline varies by patient. Initially, there will be some bruising and swelling, but these conditions will gradually diminish and are normal side effects of a facelift. However, if you believe your symptoms are excessive or think there may be a post-operative problem, contact us immediately.

In order to maximize your surgery results, it is important to keep your follow-up appointments and follow any after-care instructions Dr. Daube gives you.

Nothing can stop the aging process; however, a facelift can keep you looking younger longer. If you are interested in booking a consult with Dr. Daube to discuss your facelift options, contact Gulf Coast Facial Plastics today!

How to Plan for Facial Plastic Surgery

There are a number of steps you should take before undergoing any surgery, but guidelines are even more specific before you undergo facial plastic surgery. The more informed and educated you are about the process and procedure, the less overwhelmed you will feel.

Step #1: How to Determine if You are a Good Candidate

Before pursuing facial plastic surgery, you should schedule a consult with your primary care physician regarding your overall health and eligibility for surgery. This physician will determine if you are in good enough health to undergo a surgical procedure, and decide whether or not you have any medical conditions that may cause your health to be jeopardized during surgery? If you are a smoker, we require that you quit before undergoing surgery.

Step #2: Know the Outcome You’d Like to Achieve

It is important to have a clear, realistic goal in mind as to what you want to achieve with facial plastic surgery. Because there are so many options to consider, research the pros and cons of each procedure you are considering. Then, schedule a consult with Dr. Daniel Daube to make certain the options you desire are realistic and viable for your facial structure.

Step #3: Pick an Experienced Surgeon You Can Trust

Successful facial plastic surgery begins by choosing a physician who has not only experience, but special certifications. Dr. Daniel Daube has done hundreds of facial plastic surgeries. In addition, he is double Board Certified and Fellowship trained; plus, he is the only Facial Plastic surgeon in the Northwest Florida region.

It is also a good idea to bring a list of questions to your consultation so you do not forget to ask about any important details or concerns you may have.

Step #4: Know the Care Needed Before and After Your Procedure

Each facial plastic procedure requires different post-operative care, so it is very important that you understand what care is needed after your procedure to ensure your recovery goes smoothly. Of course, you may contact us at any time with questions.

The more prepared you are for your facial plastic procedure, the better you will feel. If you are considering facial plastic surgery, call Gulf Coast Facial Plastics today to schedule a consult with Dr. Daube. We believe our slogan says it all – “Where Art and Medicine Come Face to Face.”©

Things To Consider Before Plastic Surgery

So, you’ve decided perhaps a “nip and tuck” is needed on your face. Where do you begin your search for a facial plastic surgeon that is right for you?

Of course, “word of mouth” is always a good starting point, but there are other questions you need to ask:

1. To whom should you trust your face?

Although many plastic surgeons can do plastic surgery on faces, doesn’t it make sense to consult with a surgeon whose specialty is faces and only faces? It is also recommended that the doctor be a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) as well. Of course, it should go without saying that the physician should be board certified.

2. What character qualities should the physician have?

While a pleasant personality is a wonderful attribute, it is also important that the physician show compassion and empathy towards his patients; have good judgment; and possess a strong sense of ethics.

3. Is Board-Certification and membership in an academy enough?

Standards from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery include the requirement that the surgeon must be a graduate of an approved Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) surgical residency program, possess a valid state medical license, undergo a peer-review evaluation of his surgical experience, achieve satisfactory passing of a rigorous written and oral exam, provide references from several other reputable surgeons, and possess a high code of ethics (www.abfprs.org). Therefore, we recommend this added credentialing be part of your consideration of a facial plastic surgeon.

4. Are there other medical areas you need to consider?

  • It is suggested that you ask how long the surgeon has been practicing, and how many procedures has he done similar to the surgery you are considering.
  • Ask about where the surgeon has privileges. If the doctor does not use a hospital, is the surgery center they use accredited?
  • When you visit the practice, how comfortable are you with not only the physician, but with the staff and surroundings?
  • Did the doctor, or his staff, discussed all the various options you have for surgery?

Once you feel as if you are ready to discuss all your cosmetic options, contact the region’s only Board Certified and Fellowship-trained Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Daniel Daube, for a complimentary consultation. We believe you’ll find Dr. Daube meets and exceeds all the qualifications and considerations mentioned above. In addition, Dr. Daube practices in an on-site, State of Florida-approved surgical center. Everyone at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics is proud to live up to their slogan: Where Art and Medicine Come Face to Face.©

Choosing the Right Facial Plastic Surgeon for a Facelift

To whom should you trust your face?

Selecting the correct facial plastic surgeon for your facelift or other procedures is essential. Most of us have heard horror stories of procedures gone wrong, and we’ve seen the
images of renowned celebrities who looked anything but natural following an inferior surgery. Whenever you opt to have any procedure performed, understand that while there are some risks
involved, you can greatly reduce those risks by choosing a board-certified, and experienced, physician.

How can you ensure that you pick the right surgeon? Price alone should never be a determining factor; in fact, costs really need to be the last thing you consider. Here are essential aspects to consider when deciding on a suitable facial plastic surgeon.

Credentials:

Not only should your physician be highly credentialed by a recognized association like the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), but they should also be board-certified, which means the surgeon has completed additional training in this specialty. Dr. Daniel Daube meets and exceeds these requirements in that he is the region’s only Board-Certified and Fellowship-trained Facial Plastic Surgeon.

Experience:

While training and education are of the utmost importance, the physician’s experience is also very significant. Once you are comfortable with the doctor’s qualifications, have a candid conversation with them regarding the numbers of procedures they have done similar to the surgery you are considering. Remember, there are different techniques for conducting facelifts, and at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, Dr. Daube believes in using the Gold Standard technique.

All procedures offer different pros and cons, and your doctor will advise you accordingly. Don’t forget to inquire about aftercare to get optimum results.

Reviews:

Before you select your surgeon, make certain you check sites like Healthgrades.com, UCompareHealthcare.com, and Google to name just a few. These sites provide patients with an opportunity to critique doctors firsthand. Here you will find people who have gone through procedures like the one you are considering and states whether they were satisfied with the surgeon’s level of competence or not. However, know some reviews may, or may not, be subjective, so take negative reviews into consideration, and then discuss any concerns you may have directly with the doctor.

Communication:

A professional facial plastic surgeon should be someone with whom it is easy to communicate, even about sensitive issues like questionable reviews. In addition, they need to take time to ensure you understand the procedure and the specific techniques used during surgery. You should feel comfortable with the physician and be able to communicate easily with them as well as their staff.

Hospital Privileges:

Most surgeons provide outpatient services, but be certain to ask if the doctor also has hospital privileges. Why is this important? Hospitals do background checks before hiring or permitting a physician to practice on their premises. If a doctor isn’t granted hospital privileges, then that should be a “red flag” to the potential patient.

These are just a few tips when deciding on the right facial plastic surgeon for your needs. Word-of-mouth marketing has been very important in Dr. Daube’s more than 20-year career, so be sure to talk to others about their experiences at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics. We strive to provide quality medical care enhanced by compassion and understanding for the needs of our patients.

Practical Tips for Maintaining Your Facial Plastic Surgery Results

Now that you’ve made the decision to undergo facial plastic surgery, you will want to make sure the results last as long as possible. Maintaining your youthful glow for as long as possible will make your decision even more beneficial. The key is taking proper care of your skin so you feel just as good years from now as you do shortly after you’ve healed. Below are practical tips for maintaining your facial plastic surgery results:

Follow Post-Operative Instructions From Your Doctor

When you have a facial plastic procedure done at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, Dr. Daniel Daube will provide you with detailed instructions for post-operative care. Do not disregard these directions, no matter how well you may be healing. These customized instructions are carefully designed to help you heal and recover in the best way possible and in the shortest amount of time. It is important to understand that it will take time for your body to heal and for the true results to show.

Make sure you completely understand what is required of you to achieve the best outcome. Your surgeon will likely give you a print-out of these post-op instructions, so keep them handy until you are completely recovered. If someone else will be helping care for you after your procedure, be sure they are fully aware of what is required as well. Do not hesitate to ask questions if you are not completely clear about any of the steps set forth. Our team will be more than happy to explain each step until you are 100% sure what you need to do.

Concerns? Contact Us ASAP

Do not take matters into your own hands if you think something is not quite right any time after your facial plastics procedure. The longer you wait, the greater the chance of something going wrong. You know your body better than anyone, so pay attention and avoid complications. No issue is too small to have it seen. Even a phone call may help alleviate any worries you may have.

Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure

Many facial plastics procedures are aimed towards achieving a more youthful appearance. Part of your post-operative directions may be to stay out of the sun – particularly for procedures like chemical peels and skin resurfacing. However, almost any procedure can benefit from time out of the sun for optimal healing and maintaining a youthful glow. Too much sun causes damage to the skin, including dryness and wrinkling. You certainly do not want to counteract your treatment by adding harmful sun exposure!

Follow Up as Advised

You will most likely need to visit our office for a follow-up visit, perhaps more than once. No matter how you look or feel, be sure to follow Dr. Daube’s recommendations and come in when suggested. He will assess how the healing process is progressing for you so the optimum result is achieved.

Providing proper care for your body after your facial plastics procedure is extremely important. Not only immediately following the procedure, but for weeks, months, and even years down the road. Whether you had a minor procedure or a major surgery, following post-operative instructions is essential in maintaining your results.

If you have any questions about post-operative care at our office, or would like to schedule a consultation, contact Gulf Coast Facial Plastics today!