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Fifty is the new Fabulous…

Fifty & Fabulous

Did you know that Americans between the ages 35-50 made up 45 percent of cosmetic procedures – surgical and non-surgical – performed in 2014?  And it’s no wonder.  Youth is touted everywhere we look. And even those celebs who’ve reached the half-century milestone – Sandra Bullock, Cindy Crawford, and Halle Berry to name a few – look better than ever.

Aging can be difficult for people – women and men alike.  Many of our patients at Parker Plastic Surgery who fall into this age group are currently opting for more non-invasive procedures like Voluma and Juvederm to add volume that’s been lost to aging.  Chemical peels and Botox are also popular options.  And when patients do opt for surgery, it’s most often eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty.  And they are always amazed at how much younger and refreshed they look afterwards.

Our professional society, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), sends us links to various stories that relate to plastic surgery.  In today’s email, one of the articles was about putting your best face forward at 50 years old.  To read the article, click here.

Tax Refunds for Plastic Surgery?


April 15th (or April 18th this year) has come and gone, and hopefully any tax-related stress is behind you.  Did you get a refund (or have you already received it)?  If so, lucky you.  Now the big question is, “what are you going to do with it?”.

A recent article from Forbes magazine, discusses what average Americans will be using their refunds for – savings accounts, debt reduction and, yes, even plastic surgery.

The average refund comes in at just under $3000.00, so major cosmetic surgeries won’t be fully paid for (our breast augmentation surgery costs $5600.00), but the extra cash can certainly help. And if surgery isn’t what you had in mind, there are always non-invasive treatments like Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Kybella and chemical peels.

Many of our patients see spring as a good time to do something for themselves.  The weather begins to warm, the layers of clothing start to come off, and swimsuit season is just around the corner.  So if you’ve been wondering about plastic surgery, and if you’re getting a little bit of cash back from Uncle Sam, it’s a perfect time to schedule that consultation.


Options for Aging Eyes

The eyes are one of the first areas of the face to show the signs of aging, which can be anything from fine lines and wrinkles to more severe under-eye bags, hollows and crepe-y skin.  We’ve addressed a couple of the aging-eye problems with our Latisse & Teamine Duo, but if you feel you might want to go a step further, there are additional options.

If you have dark circles and under-eye hollows then Juvederm, a dermal filler, may be a good option as it can be injected along the bone to plump up the area. Because Juvederm adds volume, the right amount can help camouflage depressions and dark under-eye circles.

If you have heavy bags and loose skin, a lower eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty should be considered.  When the under eyes are accompanied by heavier bags and skin that has lost its elasticity, the only way to correct the problem is with surgery. During this surgery, fat is repositioned and excess skin is removed to give a tighter, more youthful look all around.

When your eyes look younger, you will, too.  If you’d like to find out about any of these procedures or schedule your free consultation, call Katie, our patient care coordinator, at 706.543.0404 or email her at kgarmon@parkerplasticsurgery.com.

January is for Juvederm

January is for Juvederm!

Everyone’s skin ages differently and JUVÉDERM® XC may be used to rejuvenate problem areas such as smile lines (nasolabial folds), marionette lines (the corners below the mouth) and vertical lines above and around the lips. JUVÉDERM® XC is a smooth gel filler that Dr. Parker uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose, and with just one treatment, you’ll get smooth, natural-looking results that last up to a year.

And during the month of January, we here at Parker Plastic Surgery are offering 20% off your JUVÉDERM® XC treatment, so give us a call at 706.543.0404 to schedule your appointment.Juvederm-Ultra-XC-300x151