WASHINGTON, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to cosmetic surgery of the face, it's imperative for surgeons to understand how different factors work together to create an "attractive" face—both in terms of physical beauty and also likability. From the shape of the chin to the set of the eyes, facial features play off of each other to create each person's overall appearance and outward expression.
Cosmetic surgery of the face can help correct age-related concerns such as deep wrinkles and skin sagging, but G. Wesley Price, MD, FACS, says patients also typically express concerns about the impression they are making on others. "Most of my patients are not just focused on their wrinkles or jowls," Dr. Price explains. "More often, I hear that drooping eyelids are making them look tired or that deep creases are making others think they are constantly frowning or angry."
Dr. Price cites recent studies that demonstrate how facial rejuvenation can help patients be perceived as more likable and social. Given that the face is responsible for outward expression of thoughts, feelings, and emotions, it is not surprising to see proof that facial aging impacts more than your physical appearance.
"Facial rejuvenation should not just eliminate wrinkles; it should also bring out the best in a patient's appearance by revealing features and improving proportions, thus helping the patient to better convey their true expressions and connect with the people around them," states Dr. Price. "Achieving these greater goals requires a refined sense of aesthetics and substantial experience."
Dr. Price stresses the importance of choosing a surgeon who has many years of experience with plastic surgery of the face. "When you perform a facial procedure, such as a facelift, you aren't just looking at the signs of aging and how to reduce them," says Dr. Price. "You have to observe the underlying structures and ensure you are either working with existing facial harmony and features, or subtly enhancing facial proportions."
"It is my hope that I can help patients feel like their face accurately represents their personality," Dr. Price continues. "To achieve this result, surgeons must tailor their techniques to each individual face, rather than rubber-stamping techniques across all patients. There are not only differences in how facial rejuvenation techniques are applied between men and women—the operative plan must be individualized for every patient."
The best way to help ensure that a facial procedure will enhance your natural anatomy is to choose a plastic surgeon certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery who has advanced training and extensive experience in cosmetic surgery of the face.
About the Center for Plastic Surgery: The Center for Plastic Surgery serves the greater Washington, D.C., area with offices in northern Virginia and Maryland: 3299 Woodburn Road, Suite 490, Annandale, VA 22003, (703) 560-2850; and 5550 Friendship Boulevard, Suite 130, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815, (301) 652-7700. For more information, visit http://www.cpsdocs.com.
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