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Financial Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, FLYou don’t need much, but a quick glance at the daily newspaper or a walk down a grocery store aisle will let you know that the economy continues to sag and the cost of purchasing items isn’t getting any cheaper. But while the U.S. economy appears in need of a lift, there are some measures that could raise your spirits and make a difference in your personal economic outlook.

Much like the economy, those creases on your forehead or those drooping eyelids could also use some long-overdue lift. In fact, more and more middle-aged working women are seeking plastic surgery, not to look like reality television housewives, but instead to keep up in an increasingly competitive work environment.

Professional women in their ‘40s and ‘50s are making proactive decisions to soften their appearances before they begin to be perceived as too old and hardened for their jobs. They want to look refreshed and certainly not tired and wrinkled. The workplace, unfortunately at times, can judge you for how you look and not the job you are capable of performing.

Fill a Void

For that reason, plastic surgeons are seeing more patients opting for dermal fillers or chemical peels to slow the natural aging process and look healthier. Dermal fillers can inject new life into your appearance. These products act as the word indicates. Dermal fillers – like Restylane and Juvederm – restore the skin’s volume and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Injected under the skin along the creases and grooves, dermal fillers can replace voids in depleted facial areas around the mouth or lips, tear troughs under the eyes and near the cheekbones in just a few minutes. The treatment is quick and painless and the results are visible for up to three months.

Despite the slow economic recovery, consumers invested in 14.6 million cosmetic procedures in the United States last year, including both minimally-invasive as well as surgical procedures, up 5 percent from 2011, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In addition, 5.6 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed last year, up 1 percent.

Man’s Job

Even men over the age of 55 who are concerned about keeping their jobs in an unstable market are choosing to take years off their face by getting rid of lines around their eyes or on their foreheads. Many consumers select non-invasive procedures because they are less expensive, can be performed in the time it takes to take lunch, and do not require any extended time away from work.

For some, the strained economic times have made plastic surgery an important rung on the ladder of success. Surveys, including one by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, have found working women to believe that cosmetic medical procedures make them feel more confident and competitive in the business world. Those who haven’t already had cosmetic surgery to increase their value say they would consider a procedure to give them the competitive edge and compliment their professional knowledge gained over time.

Invest in Yourself

An investment in plastic surgery can be well spent. Researchers have published results in the Journal of Labor Economics that found employees who are perceived to be good-looking earn about 10 percent more annually than their colleagues.

Prominence in the workplace can begin at the tip of your nose. A flat nose can be perceived as just that. On the other hand, a well-shaped nose commands respect. Rhinoplasty, like cosmetic surgery, can be considered an investment in your business portfolio.

Rhinoplasty, commonly called a nose job, proportions the nose symmetrically with your face to enhance harmony while often providing a boost in self-confidence as well. Nose surgery can correct breathing impairments caused by structural abnormalities. It can reduce the size of your nose, alter the width at the bridge, eliminate visible humps or depressions, and change the nasal tip and nostrils that are too large.

Job One

If you are thinking about a cosmetic procedure to help you in your existing position or to get that dream job, there is no getting around education. You still need to do your homework. Cosmetic procedures are still medical procedures and need to be treated as such. Safety should be a consumer’s job one. Get educated about plastic surgery and secure your opportunity.

Vet your plastic surgeon in the same manner that an employer would ask questions of you. Make sure that the physician you choose is qualified and board certified. Plastic surgeons should have plenty of testimonials and before-and-after photos of prior patients to share with you.

Make your plastic surgeon work for you. It is your face – your nose, your ears, and your neck – that is on the line when deciding if plastic surgery is right for you. Cosmetic procedures can often help you to improve not only the way you look but the way you feel about yourself as well.

To schedule a consultation call Sandy Friedman, director of patient relations for Dr. Nachlas, at (561) 939-0909. You can also reach us at drnachlas.com/contact-us.




makes up lips with red lipstick | Boca raton, FLNot every plastic surgeon has the ability to create natural results like board-certified surgeon, Dr. Nathan E. Nachlas. Both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedure takes a great deal of time and experience to be able to perform with expected, discreet results. The surgeon must have an expert-level understanding of facial and body anatomy, and use the most up-to-date equipment and techniques available.

There are some patients who relish artificial results, but the truth is most patients prefer to look as though they were born with their newly-enhanced feature. A lip augmentation is a procedure that has often been performed with obvious results. Known as “duck lips,” the prominent and unnaturally-shaped upper and lower lips detract from the natural beauty that the contours of the mouth can exhibit.

In order to achieve the greatest results, a lip augmentation can be performed a number of ways. A surgical implant can be inserted into the lips, enlarging the upper, lower, or both upper and lower lips. More commonly, injections are used during the non-surgical version of the lip augmentation procedure. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane are used to plump the tissues. A fat transfer is another viable option involving a patient’s own fat source which lowers the risk of rejection and promotes a realistic texture of the lips.

Following lip enhancement, a person can enjoy the benefit of enhanced sex appeal, a more symmetrical mouth, and a younger look. Additionally, when the lips are enlarged, they can make other features such as a prominent nose or chin fit together better on the face.

There are other procedures that can be performed alongside lip enhancement, depending on the patient’s desired final result. Microdermabrasion can treat areas around the mouth and elsewhere on the face to tone the skin and lessen the look of wrinkles. A rhinoplasty or chin augmentation can alter the parts above and below the lips if these landmark facial features require an adjustment to promote facial harmony. Surgical and non-surgical options are available.

To schedule a consultation call Sandy Friedman, director of patient relations for Dr. Nachlas, at (561) 939-0909. You can also reach us at drnachlas.com/contact-us.


Nathan E. Nachlas, MD