Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Facial cosmetic surgery is used by many people to combat the signs of an aging face but the benefits are fleeting and there are risks involved. A facelift is known as a rhytidectomy. The surgical procedure can alleviate sagging of face. Creases can be eliminated and fat removed from the face, jaw, and chin area. According to an online expert, some people even view cosmetic plastic surgery sort of as a fountain of youth. But looking younger doesn't make a person any younger, and the march of time will continue regardless. Insurance doesn't cover the cost of cosmetic surgery. So a person person might want to consider the cost, risks, and pain involved in such a short-term and superficial procedure. Basically, facial cosmetic surgery begins with the surgeon making an incision above the hairline. This incision begins above the temple and ends behind the ear.

The purpose of the first facial cosmetic surgery incision is to allow the surgeon access to remove fat and tighten tissue. However, some procedures require a second incision under the chin. Apparently, swelling could remain for up to a month following facial cosmetic surgery. Aging is a natural process of God's creation. The Lord created people in perfect balance. Part of the design is that people change physically, emotionally, and spiritually over time. Beauty is pure vanity and thinking that youthful appearances can be maintained for all time is an old wives tale and myth. Chasing youthful beauty through later life is the equivalent of following deceiving spirits. Faith, love, and purity are far more important than looking young. Before undergoing any cosmetic facial procedure, consider what the Bible says about youthful appearance, priorities and leading a faithful life.

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee." (1 Timothy 4: 1-16)

God provided people with life, unique gifts, and qualities that are to be cherished and respected. Opting for a cosmetic facial procedure is essentially altering God's gift. These gifts may be physical abilities, intellectual ability, or even appearance. God also charged people with developing and using the gifts for the good of each other and to bring glory unto Him. Now, take a moment and balance the benefits of looking younger for a few years with the many possible risks involved with facial cosmetic surgery. Although scars should fade with time, permanent scarring is possible. Infection and bleeding can produce severe and life-threatening complications. Adjusting one facial feature may leave others out of balance. The surgical procedure itself involves anesthesia risks and pain. Nerve injury, cardiac, and pulmonary complications are possible. Also, there is no guarantee that facial cosmetic surgery will produce satisfactory results and additional surgery may be required.

A facelifts is expensive and is an elective surgery. Costs vary from surgeon to surgeon and from region to region, so prices for facelifts can vary widely. Since insurance companies generally don't cover elective surgical procedures, some plastic surgeons offer financing plans. Generally, facial cosmetic surgery costs include: surgeon's fee, hospital costs, anesthesia fees, medical tests, and medications. Those people who do opt for cosmetic facial surgery should take the time to find the best and safest plastic surgeon. There are a few things that should be looked for before deciding on a surgeon. Few things in life are equal and surgeons are no different. First, the surgeon should be board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Verify that the surgeon has hospital privileges. Not having them is an indication that he or she is not well respected or has a reputation problem. One website suggests that the surgeon should have at least five years of surgical experience with at least two in plastic surgery. Keep in mind, plastic surgery includes body, breast, and facial procedures. Make sure the surgeon is skilled in facial cosmetic surgery. Also, techniques and procedures are continually changing and improving. So continuing medical education is important. Ask the surgeon about recovery and what the patient needs to do for optimal results. Don't forget to ask about risks and complications. And ask to see before-and-after photos of the surgeon's work. Finally, the doctor should follow the strict code of ethics practiced by reputable plastic surgeons.

Cosmetic Chin Surgery

In some circumstances, cosmetic chin surgery is an option for people who feel their chin is too large, too small, or simply not shaped right for the rest of their face. The procedure is performed on both men and women. Basically, facial implants enlarge the chin. Reduction surgery makes the jaw appear less prominent in a person's profile. Contentment and expectation are the issues driving the plastic surgery business. Generally, there are no health reasons for having the procedure done. People are often unhappy with the way they look. Their facial features don't seem to fit the sexy or strong image that is so often portrayed on television, in the movies, or in the media. A person should weigh their motives against the benefits of the procedure because like almost any other vanity procedure, plastic surgery is expensive and not covered by most insurance policies. Consider that the surgeons fee alone cost between $1,600 and $2,500. Then implants, anesthesia, medication, and other costs related to the procedure raise the price significantly. Once everything is added up, the price range for cosmetic chin surgery is up toward $4,000 to $5,000.

Consult with one or more surgeons about cosmetic chin surgery and the potential costs. Once the surgery cost estimate is obtained a person can go about seeking out financing options, if needed. Keep in mind, once an agreement has been made to have facial surgery, the surgeon basically becomes a sculpture working on the God-given-features of a person's face. For most people, the chin is a prominent feature of the face. People get teased for having too large a chin or for having none at all. As some people age, excess skin gives the appearance of having a second chin. And for many men the jaw is a facial feature that symbolizes strength and power. Most cartoon super heroes are drawn with exaggerated jaws. In fact, many real movie heroes have strong defined jaw lines. In one movie the male protagonist sees a beautiful woman driving up behind him in an expensive convertible. Before the car begins passing him, the man pats the underside of his chin several times. Apparently this was done in an attempt to firm up his profile before the woman in the other car can see him in just a matter of seconds.

Christians should stop for a moment and consider how important having a remodeled face really is to them. Amazingly, the hands of sculpture will use surgical implants to enhance a person's face, usually for no other reason than to provide a firmer jaw line. However, if the person's chin needs to be reduced, it will be re-formed by shaving the bone. According to some medical experts, cosmetic chin surgery brings all the facial features into greater harmony Remember these are the same facial features God created. This harmonizing affect can be drastic or subtle. Changing one part of a person's face will inevitably change the appearance of other facial features. Despite all of a person's lofty dreams of an enhanced jaw line, the facial remodel may not turn out to be what was expected. Surgeons can enhance a person's image and appearance, but they are not miracle workers. Overall body structure, physical condition, personal grooming, and a plethora of other factors will enhance or destroy self-image, too. In other words, don't expect too much.

Prior to the cosmetic chin surgery being performed, the surgeon and patient will discuss options. Using computer imaging, the patient may even be able to see how their face will look after surgery. Literature and websites offering information about plastic surgery use words like balanced, harmony, and natural. Keep in mind, God keeps the world balanced, in harmony, and in a natural state. Humans are considered God's greatest creation. Furthermore, people were created in perfect balance and in harmony with nature. Unfortunately, men and women choose to live outside the natural parameters God created. Christians should strive to be respected for the way they live, not for the way they look. "And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.." (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12)

Surgical implants, bone shaving, and artificial sculpting are not remaining in a balanced or natural state. There are medical reasons for facial restructuring. For example, an automobile accident may produce facial disfigurement. But cosmetics does not imply medical necessity. However, once a person does opt for cosmetic chin surgery, there are a few things that should be known about the procedure. First, the length of the surgery depends upon the type of cosmetic chin surgery that is being performed. If an implant is required, the surgeon inserts a sculpted piece of silicone into the face and sutures it in place. On the other hand, if the goal is to reduce the size of the chin, an incision is made and the surgeon sculpts the bone. Once the excess bone and tissue are removed, the incision is stitched shut. General anesthesia is typically used, but sedation is an option. After the procedure, the incision site is covered with a bandage, which remains in place for several days. Pain medication is normally prescribed to alleviate discomfort. Some activities may be limited following cosmetic chin surgery. Chewing may be difficult for some people. And care should be taken not to jar the face.

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