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.

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!

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!

What to Expect from Your Facelift

A facelift, also known as a Rhytidectomy, is a common type of anti-aging plastic surgery requested by both men and women. This procedure may help with creases around the nose and mouth, loose skin along the jawline, excess fat in the neck area, and an uneven appearance to the face due to lost or shifted fat deposits.

Why Do I Need a Facelift?

Your skin can grow to appear aged and old due to a variety of factors such as thinning skin, sun damage, smoking, stress, heredity, loss of facial fat, etc. The procedure is recommended for people who have advanced signs of aging that cannot be corrected with dermal fillers and less invasive procedures, such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery. A facelift can help reduce the overall signs of aging and can restore your youthful, natural look.

What Does a Facelift Consist Of?

The technique used for a facelift is tailored to the patient. You may only need surgery to help signs of aging in the lower third of your face, or you may need a more extensive facelift that corrects wrinkles and creases over your entire face. As with any type of surgery, this procedure creates scars. To make your facelift look as natural as possible, Dr. Daniel Daube makes incisions where the scars are less visible, such as under your chin, in the ear crease, and along the hairline. After the incisions are made, the skin is pulled taut, and the underlying muscles may be sutured in place. This helps to contour the face and restore a youthful, natural shape.

How Long Will It Take to Recover From a Facelift?

After your facelift, your head is wrapped in a compression bandage to promote proper healing. Healing from a facelift may take several months, and this timeframe varies by patient. You will have some bruising and swelling that mask the full results of the procedure. These are normal side effects, but if they are excessive or you think there might be a problem, contact us right away. It is important to keep up with your follow up appointments and doctors visits after your procedure and to follow any after-care instructions that your surgeon gives you.

While a facelift does not stop the aging process, it can keep you looking younger for many years if you take proper care of your skin. If you are interested in this procedure or just want to learn more about it, contact us at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics today!