Facelift After Weight Loss

Wednesday, November 14, 2018



It can feel so great to set and achieve a significant weight loss goal! But one side effect that many people are not prepared for is how weight loss affects the skin on the face and neck.

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The simple fact is that excess weight stretches out the skin and the skin cannot always bounce back without some assistance. One effective method for restoring the former youthful glow and tightness of the skin after completing a weight loss program is to have a facelift.

Of course, if you are considering having a facelift after weight loss, you probably have lots of questions! In this article, learn more about what it is like to have a facelift after weight loss.

Post-Weight Loss Facelift Focus Areas

People choose to have a face lift procedure for so many different reasons. This is why there are many different approaches to the modern facelift procedure. Each approach is designed to address different areas of concern to help the patient achieve their post-surgical appearance goals.

The areas of concern after a significant weight loss are typically not the same as the areas of concern to address other facial appearance issues. This is why choosing a skilled and experienced facial and plastic surgeon is so important when seeking a post-weight loss facelift procedure.

Many patients who seek a facelift after achieving weight loss goals are concerned about excess loose skin in the lower jaw, chin and neck area. Sometimes if the weight loss is particularly notable, the skin can even look like it has "deflated," making the person look older than before they lost the weight.

Addressing these specific concerns requires a very individualized, focused approach to the facelift procedure. The ultimate goal is twofold: to restore a youthful appearance in keeping with the weight loss success and to improve overall self-esteem and self-outlook post-weight loss.

Approaches to a Facelift After Weight Loss

Facial contouring, skin tightening, neck lift, wrinkle reduction, muscle tightening, eye lift, forehead lift, facial skin rejuvenation and revivifying injectables treatments may all be desirable to restore the natural facial and neck appearance after significant weight loss.

During your consultation with Dr. Jacono, you can share your post-procedure appearance goals for your facial and neck areas. It is important to know that you can potentially address multiple areas during a single procedure to minimize your downtime and recovery time and let you get back to your life as quickly as possible.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Post-Weight Loss Facelift?

Because of how dramatic weight loss can affect your appearance, and especially the appearance of the neck and face areas, it is vital that you are completely finished with your weight loss regimen before seeking a facelift.

This doesn't mean you can't start the planning process before your program is completed! But in order to achieve the results you most want, it is necessary to have lost all of the weight you plan to lose before undergoing a facelift procedure.

A good candidate for a post-weight loss facelift or neck lift will be in good health in all other ways, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations for the surgical procedure. If you use tobacco products, it will be important to be willing to refrain for a few weeks before and after your procedure to give your body its best chance of fully healing.

What Is a Facelift After Weight Loss Like?

During your consultation with Dr. Jacono, you can ask all of your questions and learn about what to do to prepare for the day of your procedure and your post-procedural recovery.

You will need to have someone with you to drive you home after your procedure for your own safety. Facelifts can often be done in the comfort of one of Dr. Jacono's two office locations and you can return home the same day.

You will be given instructions for how to prepare for your procedure. You will also be given any necessary prescriptions to manage pain and guard against infection so you can fill them prior to the day of your procedure.

How Long Before You Will See Your Facelift Results?

It just makes sense that you will be eager to see the full results of your facelift procedure as soon as possible! You will be able to see the beginnings of your results after your post-operative check-up with Dr. Jacono, but it may take up to 12 weeks before you will be able to fully enjoy the benefits of having your facelift.

This extra time is required to allow your face and neck tissues to heal and for the swelling to go down. The surface swelling should start to subside after the first one to two weeks, but there are deeper tissues that will need a longer period of time to heal.

The good news is that if you love your results after 10 weeks, you will continue to love it even more as the weeks progress. By the six month mark, you will see your "new" face fully and be able to celebrate your weight loss and subsequent transformation fully.

How to Get Started?

The first step is to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Jacono using the information here.

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About the New York Center for Facial, Laser and Plastic Surgery

Dr. Andrew Jacono, MD is the founder and medical director for the New York Center. Dr. Jacono is double board certified to perform head and neck surgery and facial, plastic and reconstructive surgery. He maintains two office locations in Manhattan and Long Island for your convenience.

Dr. Jacono's work transforming the lives of domestic violence victims has been profiled by Oprah Winfrey's Facing Trauma program. Dr. Jacono's work incorporates the latest cutting-edge surgical practices with an artist's eye for achieving a thoroughly natural result.

To learn more and schedule your consultation with Dr. Jacono, visit us at www.newyorkfacialplasticsurgery.com.
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Our Christmas Tree is Up! {2018}

Monday, November 12, 2018


It's only 43 days before Christmas. Finally, our 10-year old Christmas tree is up!

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My two boys put up our Christmas tree just like the previous years. With the same design as last year. Although I am planning to make DIY Christmas decors again when I took my 3-day leave this November.

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And when a photo from last year popped up, I was surprised how big my son is now. He grew up so fast!

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Finally, I saw this unfinished crochet Christmas tree from last year. 

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It just need a few more leaves and it's done. Hopefully, I can show you this crochet Christmas tree once done.

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Daddy A is working on our Christmas lights naman. So, have you put up your Christmas tree already? 
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How To Create A Top Vegan Meal Plan For Yourself

Saturday, November 10, 2018



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When we think and talk about veganism, we always envision a healthy way of eating that guarantees we remain strong, healthy and youthful. It helps to avoid conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure and leads to amazing overall wellbeing. When done properly, that is.

Since there is not one recipe or regime that suits absolutely everybody that embarks on the vegan diet path, and the body undergoes considerable changes at the beginning, choosing the best vegan diet for every person involves careful planning and individual considerations that need to be taken into account. Let's look into some general tips to follow when looking for the most suitable meal plan that will ensure a safe and proper transition to a healthier way of life.

Focus On Making Good Choices

There are many different types of diets that exclude animal sources, and they focus around whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruit, vegetables, and healthy oils. There are a few prominent ones, such as the Mediterranean, MIND and DASH diets, which emphasize on vitamins, minerals, and fibers as a way to improve cardiovascular health, achieve and maintain optimal weight and prevent lifestyle-related diseases.

Apart from origin, food type and source are also very important. Even though white bread and white rice fall under the plant-based category, they are highly processed foods that are far from good to eat. The list of things you had better avoid as a vegan is long, and you can find it at https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/things-vegans-dont-eat. If you consume plant-origin-junk food that is depleted of any nutrients, you can still pass off as a vegan, but you will be a very unhealthy one. Bottled fruit juice with preservatives and canned fruit and vegetables are not the same as the fresh, whole version. If you would like to make the most of your diet, choose your food wisely. 

Deal With Animal Product Replacement Properly


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When we think about man's appetite for meat and animal products, it is important to take a few things into consideration. Taking a look at heart health, we might find out that not all animal products might be off-limits. When we go about finding alternatives to the current items on our menu, we should focus on inclusion. That is, including all the beneficial and nutrient-dense plant foods in our diet. We can then decide whether going in the direction of strictly vegan is our thing and what that would mean in each individual case.

While the healthy form of veganism is surely the best in terms of supporting overall health and wellbeing, unhealthy vegetarian diets that are high in processed and packaged foods, loaded with dangerous preservatives are an awfully poor choice when compared to meat, fish and egg consumption, balanced by an abundance of fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and healthy oils. Replacing one product with another should always aim at making a better nutritional choice.

Practice Mindful Shopping

When you buy packaged products, make sure you always read the label before tossing the item in your shopping cart. Watch out for milk derivatives, such as casein, whey, and lactose. Sauces, spreads, and bouillons might include all sorts of sneaky ingredients you might inadvertently consume on your vegan meal plan while you think you're actually avoiding them.

If you are a wine, pasta or dessert lover, you might want to know that they are likely processed with animal products, even the first one. Butter and milk might be fine for non-strict vegetarian diet followers, but if you follow veganism to the letter, seek alternatives. Milk and gelatine have awesome alternatives in fortified plant-based ingredients, such as tofu and seaweed jelly.

Make The Change

If you are still uncertain about the right plant-based diet for you, don't jump into cardinal changes that you haven't prepared your mind and body for. What really counts here is that you consciously begin the transition to a healthier way of eating that centers around fresh, whole food of mostly plant origin and has not been processed, packaged, or undergone any sort of treatment that has diminished its nutritional value.

The more you add of the good stuff, the less room there will be for empty calories and junk. This will lead to a natural and effortless switch to being vegetarian or vegan, also increasing chances that you actually stick with your new food choices for the long run.
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Momaye Baon Diary: Week 13

Hello Mommies! Sharing another week of Momaye Baon Diary.


Here are simple baon ideas to school and to your work.

Day 61
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Day 62


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Day 63


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Day 64


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Day 65


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That's it. Please stay tune for another week of Momaye Baon Diary. Also, please follow up on Instagram: @momayebaondiary

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Momaye Baon Diary: Week 12

Saturday, November 3, 2018


Hello Mommies! Sharing another week of Momaye Baon Diary.


Here are simple baon ideas to school and to your work.

Day 56

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Day 57


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Day 58


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Day 59


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Day 60


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That's it. Please stay tune for another week of Momaye Baon Diary. Also, please follow up on Instagram: @momayebaondiary

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