Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Liquid Facelift

Woman receiving a cosmetic injection into her foreheadAs many of us enter our thirties and forties, fat and collagen that is responsible for fullness in the face begins to dissipate. Over time, this loss of tissue begins the onset of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on the skin, while volume is permanently lost in the face. In the past, surgical procedures, such as facelifts and eyelid lifts, were the only way to restore a youthful appearance to the face.

At Mesbahi Plastic Surgery, we offer the revolutionary liquid facelift treatment for women and men who desire to eliminate the signs of aging on their face without the effects that invasive surgery can leave behind.

The liquid facelift can improve many aspects of the aging face, including:

  • Hollowness under the eyes
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Creases around the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds)
  • Loss of definition in the jaw line
  • Minor scarring (acne scars)
  • “Tired” or “angry” appearance

A liquid facelift consists of a combination of neurotoxins and dermal fillers strategically injected into areas of the face that appear thin or gaunt. Every patient’s face ages at a different rate, which is why neurotoxins (BOTOX® Cosmetic) and dermal fillers that contain all-natural hyaluronic acid (JUVÉDERM®) or calcium hydroxylapatite (RADIESSE®) are used in unique combinations to diminish aging in the face.

Unlike traditional surgical procedures, the liquid facelift offers immediate results without any downtime needed for recovery. Typically, patients can expect their “new look” to last three to six months, although results can last even longer if proper skin care is followed.

Even though a liquid facelift is very effective, it is not suitable for everyone. In instances where deep facial lines sagging skin have developed, an invasive surgical procedure will be more beneficial.

To discover if you are a candidate for a liquid facelift, contact our Virginia practice to get started today. Simply call (703) 287-8277 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Alex Mesbahi. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), Dr. Mesbahi has helped people of all ages achieve a more youthful appearance through cosmetic treatment. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss

Whether achieved by diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, dramatic weight loss can have a positive effect on a person’s self-confidence. However, in achieving your weight-loss goal, your body may have been left with excess fat deposits and sagging skin on various regions. These issues not only continue to worsen, but they also become nearly impossible to improve over time. To correct the negative side effects that result from losing a considerable amount of weight, many men and women turn to body contouring with Dr. Alex Mesbahi for an effective solution.

Benefits of Body Contouring Surgery

Through body contouring surgery, Dr. Mesbahi can help patients improve the following conditions:

  • Sagging in the upper arms
  • Breasts that appear flat
  • Downward pointing nipples
  • Apron-like overhang in the abdominal area
  • Folds and pockets in the thighs
  • Sagging skin in the buttocks region

Candidates for Body Contouring Surgery

Although a consultation at our Virginia practice is the most accurate way to determine if body contouring is suitable for you, there are some general characteristics that most patients have in common. You may be a candidate for body contouring if you:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Have no health conditions that can impair healing
  • Are at a stable weight
  • Have realistic expectations about surgery
  • Do not smoke

Body Contouring Procedures

Since body contouring is designed to treat multiple areas of the body, several cosmetic treatments are performed concurrently with one another during the same procedure. The areas of your body that need correction will ultimately determine which of the following body contouring procedures are performed:

Breast Lift

Removes excess skin and glandular tissue from the breasts while elevating the breasts and nipples to a higher, more attractive position.

Arm Lift

Removes excess skin from the arms and tightens the remaining skin to reveal a slimmer, more toned appearance.

Tummy TuckBeautiful and fit female body with the drawing arrows

Removes hanging skin from the stomach area and restores a defined appearance to the abdominal muscles.

Thigh Lift

Reshapes the thighs to a more attractive contour by eliminating sagging and stretched skin.

Butt Lift

Restores fullness and roundness to the buttocks by removing sagging skin and lifting the butt to a higher position.

Results of Body Contouring Surgery

The results of body contouring typically last many years, as long as you maintain a healthy weight and properly take care of your skin.

Highly respected by his colleagues for his extensive experience in body contouring surgery, Dr. Alex Mesbahi prides himself on helping his patients achieve natural-looking results. If you think a body contouring procedure can benefit you, we encourage you to call (703) 287-8277 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your personalized consultation with Dr. Mesbahi.