The facelift procedure is one of the most effective facial rejuvenation therapies. There have been a variety of techniques developed to help you to look younger, with firm and glowing skin. The goal is to help the patient have a harmonious and rejuvenated face with minimal effort and minimal side effects. This intervention can be done alone or in combination with other procedures such as eyebrow lifting or eyelid modeling.
The ideal candidate for a facelift procedure is a person who shows visible signs of aging, with loose skin in the face area, a healthy bone structure and some skin elasticity. Most patients who undergo a facelift are between the ages of 40 and 70, but successful surgery is also performed over this age. The face-lift operation can be done once in a lifetime or can be repeated over a period of 10 to 15 years, depending on the preferences of each patient.
During your consultation, which you will have before treatment, you will have the opportunity to express your expectations, desires and fears about this procedure. It is very important to have an open, sincere discussion to get the best results, and ask any questions that you may have. A facelift is a surgical procedure, but there are also non-surgical alternatives available for those people who are not yet ready, or wanting to have a full face lift. This include laser treatments, thread lifts and dermal fillers.
There is a innovative beauty treatment offered by Dr Oates from Academy Face and Body, whohas performed more face lift surgeries in Perth than any other doctor. Returning from training in the USA in 1999, Dr Oates’ first operation was a face lift. He introduced and popularized short incision lifts (known as the S-Lift) and MACS lift to Western Australia. He has a huge experience with SMAS lifting; pulling on the deeper layer of muscle and fibrous tissue that gives strength to the face lift. After a series of conferences and workshops, Academy Face and Body now offer Deep Plane Face Lift.
There is also another revolutionary treatment – the mini face lift or slift. A mini face lift, or slift is a good choice for people aged between 45 and 55 years old. The treatment offers similar results to a full face lift but doesn’t go as far as a full face lift with regard to lifting the face or heavily sagging necks. The name comes from the ‘S’ shaped incisions which are made in front of the ear as part of the procedure. Through these incisions, the underlying tissue is lifted to give a more youthful appearance.
The S-Lift, also known as the mini face lift, is particularly good for people aged 45-55 years of age with the procedure not doing quite as much as a face lift for heavy / sagging necks. The procedure gets its name from the small ‘S’ shaped incisions made to the front of the ear, through which Dr Oates lifts underlying tissues and skin for patients seeking a more youthful appearance.
When it comes to men, they have their own insecurities and worries as well. Erectile dysfunction is one of them, and can occur at any age. In young people, the cause is likely to be psychological, while in older men, the cause is rather organic. Studies have shown a prevalence of 40% erectile dysfunction in men aged 40 years, while over 70 years is 70%.
Diseases associated with erectile dysfunction include diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, hypertension, neurological diseases and a variety of surgeries. Among the surgical interventions that can cause erectile dysfunction include prostate cancer, rectal surgery (the last part of the large intestine), neurosurgical interventions and the lumbar spine. Radiotherapy in prostate cancer can also cause erectile dysfunction.
Various medications can cause erectile dysfunction. The most common problems occur with antihypertensive, antidepressant and other psychoactive drugs. Another cause may be trauma. Pelvic fractures or other traumas around the genital area may be associated with erectile dysfunction.
Typical mild erectile dysfunction consists of getting an erection that lasts for a while without getting to orgasm. If the patient has no erection, it is called severe dysfunction. To some extent, the severity of this condition is subjective. Some patients may be content with a certain degree of erection, which for other patients would cause worry and lead them to contact a specialist.
Smoking is a major cause, accentuating the aggression of diabetes, high blood pressure or atherosclerosis on blood vessels. Alcohol consumption in elevated amounts may be associated with erectile dysfunction due to hormonal changes related to liver disease. Diet influences a relatively small measure of erectile dysfunction. High fat diets lead to increased serum cholesterol levels, which can cause vascular disease and then erectile dysfunction. Non-alcoholic beverages, such as juices, tea, coffee etc., do not affect this disease.
Testosterone deficiency is suspected if the physical examination reveals small testicles. Serum testosterone can be dosed in young men to rule out hormonal dysfunction. In the case of older men with low testosterone levels, testosterone replacement therapy may be effective. The effectiveness of this therapy is relatively low. Testosterone replacement is by no means a therapy used in all cases of erectile dysfunction.
When it comes totreatment for erectile dysfunction, there are many options, but not all are successful. At CALIBRE Clinic they have developed the PRP Procedure, which is a clinical assessment and medical PRP injection program aimed at regenerating penile tissue and allowing men to enjoy long term healthy erectile function. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. This is a natural tissue and skin rejuvenation therapy which uses the body’s own concentrated bioactive proteins and blood platelets. Activating stem cells, and releasing growth factors, PRP triggers tissue repair. Because PRP is a natural process, using only substances found naturally in the body, it’s a safe procedure with suitable for virtually everybody. Contact CALBRE Clinic today, there’s no need to live with erectile dysfunction.