The Role of Lasers and Implants in Facial Cosmetic Surgery


by iEnhance | August 16, 2010 @ 03:00PM

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Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jim Gilmore, of Jim Gilmore, M.D., Associated in Dallas, recently presented a lecture on new techniques in facial cosmetic surgery at the University of Chicago. The presentation included two topics that have become vitally important to the cosmetic surgery industry: the role of lasers in facial rejuvenation, and the use of implants in the cheeks, chin, and lips. The workshop, which takes place twice each year, is designed to demonstrate new cosmetic surgery techniques to plastic and cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, ophthalmologic surgeons, and general surgeons. Participants will observe demonstrations of surgical techniques in facial surgery and will have hands-on experience using the latest equipment.

Dr. Gilmore described methods using state-of-the-art laser abrasion to resurface facial skin by removing lines and wrinkles, creating smoother and firmer skin. Incisions during procedures such as facelifts and eyelid lifts are also done with lasers, resulting in smaller incisions that are concealed in the hairline and around the ears. When lasers are used in cosmetic surgery procedures, the patient generally experiences less bruising and swelling, and recovery time is shortened.

During Dr. Gilmore's lecture on the use of implants in the cheeks, chin, and lips, he explained that a variety of materials are now available to use as facial implants, including solid silicone, soft form human tissue, and a patient's own fat removed from another area of the body. Dr. Gilmore also uses facial implants to perform the "Internal Facelift," in which he inserts implants to remodel or reconstruct the face internally. The result is natural-looking because the implants ensure that the face does not look stretched or overly tight.

Dr. Gilmore, a nationally and internationally recognized surgeon, founded his practice in Dallas, Texas more than 20 years ago. He is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). Dr. Gilmore and his staff at Jim E. Gilmore, M.D., Associated are patient advocates committed to the integration of advanced technology, such as laser and minimally-invasive surgery requiring nominal anesthesia and recovery time, in their accredited, on-site, state-of-the-art outpatient surgical facility.

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