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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.


Dr Nachlas Skin Care After Surgery | Boca Raton, FLSurgery can only do so much to improve the way a person looks. Conditions like acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and enlarged pores will not go away with a lift or liposuction. To feel their best, patients may need a combination of procedures. The outcome of a surgery may be able to be enhanced through specially designed treatments for the skin.

Facial plastic surgery procedures can certainly help a patient look more youthful, but a good deal of how good the results are depends on how well the person is willing to take care of their new appearance. Dr. Nachlas works alongside Carol Maguire, Licensed Clinical Paramedical Aesthetician, to create the best results for his patients. That facelift will stand out even more after reducing the effects of sun damage. Acne treatments, facials, microdermabrasion, resurfacing with non-ablative or ablative lasers, and chemical peels may be able to be performed in conjunction with, or following, facial rejuvenation surgery.

There are other tips you can follow at home to ensure that your skin remains bright and healthy. Surgery is traumatic to the skin, but the proper steps will help it heal just fine.

  • Do not touch the skin at the surgical site. Swelling, bruising, redness, minor pain, and even itching are normal. Scratching or rubbing the area may cause further damage, including infection. It can be hard not to touch, but you will not need to worry about needing an additional procedure to remove scars or pits in the skin.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, especially water. Well-hydrated skin heals faster than dry skin. Dehydration can also slow the immune system. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is ideal.
  • Practice good sun protection. The skin may be very sensitive to sunlight following surgery. Limit sun exposure by staying out of direct light. Always use a broadband sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or 40 that protects against UVA and UVB radiation. Higher SPFs may block pores.

Following any procedure, it is important to continue to follow a quality skincare regimen with the right projects. Hypoallergenic cleaners and moisturizers will leave you with soft, healthy skin. Dr. Nachlas has his own skincare line, available at the practice, in addition to other proven brands that he recommends.  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.

Rhinoplasty Aftercare | Dr. Nachlas | Boca Raton, FLSometimes athletes and fans alike can’t keep their noses out of other’s business. Fans of the Miami Heat may remember when guard Dwayne Wade apologized to basketball superstar Kobe Bryant after unintentionally breaking his nose during a hard foul in an exhibition display of all things – the NBA All-Star Game.

“It’s all I can do,” Wade said in a message to the Los Angeles Lakers forward, who suffered a nasal fracture when evaluated by an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist) after the game. “He knows it’s no ill intent of me to do that to him. Talk about me for taking the foul, but I never wanted that kind of outcome.”

Bryant was bloodied, and said he had experienced other symptoms related to the broken nose injury. A neurologist later confirmed that he had also suffered a concussion. Bryant did miss the Lakers next practice, but was back in the lineup wearing protective headgear for a game against the Heat a week later.

Bryant didn’t need extra motivation to return to the court. That’s what 14-time all-star athletes are paid to do – play – especially in a return matchup against Wade and Miami. Others who have suffered serious nose injuries or have undergone any type of retransformation to the nasal area are encouraged to use their heads more wisely

Rest and Relaxation

Patients who have had rhinoplasty surgery – often called a nose job – should understand that their new look requires ample recovery time before returning to routine daily activities. At least 7-10 days of rest and relaxation are required of all patients after surgery.

It is important to know that rhinoplasty is considered major cosmetic surgery and should be treated as such. That means that, unlike Kobe Bryant who was unfazed by a broken nose, rhinoplasty patients are advised to forsake physical activity and allow the adjustments made to their cartilage time to heal.

People have rhinoplasty to change the shape or look of their nose, certainly not their daily routines – but that is exactly what patients must do following surgery. Certainly, driving a vehicle is not recommended for at least 24 hours or until anesthetics and medications can wear off.

Elevated Sleeping Patterns

Patients are also advised to sleep with their heads elevated for several days after the surgery. A reclining chair can offer an easy and convenient solution for resting elevated and comfortably. Although walking is allowed the day after surgery, running, jogging and other aerobic activity are off limits for at least the first week. Most cosmetic surgeons will encourage some light walking to prevent blood from clotting. In time, light aerobics can be added slowly to an exercise regimen.

It’s important for patients to avoid blowing their noses during their recovery. Patients who need to relieve the drainage in their nose should gently sniff backward instead to protect the sensitive structure of the nose. Remember that the stitches and bones are healing and that swelling in the nose will obstruct breathing and make intense exercise more difficult. For these reasons, individuals should refrain from swimming for up to six weeks.

As a rule of thumb, any activity that might pressure the stitches to pop should be avoided. Bending exercises including toe-touches and lifting of no more than 10 pounds should also be prohibited during the first week of recovery.

Sexual activity should be limited as well and partaken with caution. It might even be a good idea to sleep alone the first week following surgery to prevent against accidental movements from a bedside partner.

Easier, Softer Approach

The nasal septum is the most prominent cavity on the face and the most delicate to heal. The last thing anyone should do is tough it out and risk developing a crooked or bent nose that creates long-term breathing problems. An easier, softer way is the best approach for even the most hard-nosed athlete in all of us.

A reshaped nose may not be for everyone, but, for others rhinoplasty can play a significant role in bolstering confidence and self-esteem – especially after injury. If you are tired of your facial dissymmetry, you may want to do something about it. 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