Plastic Surgery Slang Part 1: Face

Whether it’s intended to be a cute description like love handles or more of a joke like turkeyneck, slang words related to plastic surgery are all over the internet. In fact, we commonly use these terms in our blogs. Most of these plastic surgery slang terms are self explanatory, but we thought we would break it down for you in case you’re not familiar.

“Elevens” – Also known as glabellar lines, these vertical lines between the eyebrows are often caused by repeated facial expressions such as frowning. Although they’re called elevens, at times, they appear as one line and sometimes three. These unwanted lines are often remedied with Botox® or Dysport® to relax the wrinkle-causing muscles.

“Bags” – Whether they’re caused by lack of sleep, allergies, or stored fat pockets, we’re all familiar with unsightly bags that form under the eyes. Depending on their cause, certain skin care products may reduce the appearance of under eye bags. Patients who have bags under their eyes caused by fat pads can benefit from lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).

“Crow’s Feet” – Rather than between the eyes, these lines surround the outer corners of the eyes and are often caused by repeated facial expressions such as smiling. Botox® and Dysport® are successful in treating these lines as well.

“Turkeyneck” – If an image of a droopy chin came to mind as soon as you saw this one, then you probably know what it means. With age, the skin loses elasticity, collagen production slows, and the skin begins to sag. A turkeyneck describes drooping skin beneath the chin and is often remedied by neck lift surgery. Dr. David Whiteman prefers neck lift surgery with iGuide® for its natural-looking results and minimal downtime.

“Parentheses” – These lines, also known as nasolabial folds, extend from corners of the nose to the edges of the mouth and deepen with age. Many patients with these wrinkles pursue facial filling treatments like Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Juvéderm®.

“Nose Job” – This is one of the most common plastic surgery slang terms describing rhinoplasty, or surgery of the nose. Rhinoplasty may be pursued for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes in order to reshape the nose or to restore functionality and aesthetics.

“Brotox” – Due to the increase in the number of men seeking Botox®, the media has coined a nickname for men using the product: Brotox. More men are seeking cosmetic procedures in order to stay looking young in the workplace, and many begin with Botox® and facial fillers for facial rejuvenation.

“Trout Pout” – While lip enhancement done well looks great, the phrase trout pout isn’t always positive. Although the trout pout  or big plumped up lips were popular a couple of years ago, patients are now opting for a more natural lip enhancement with fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane®.

Contact our office to learn more about a certain procedure or to schedule a consultation. Check out the blog about current specials on cosmetic injectables, facial fillers, and Latisse. Be sure to stay tuned for our upcoming blog on plastic surgery slang for the body. In the mean time, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Did You See Us in the August 2012 Edition of Best Self Atlanta Magazine?

Check out Dr. David Whiteman’s August featured procedure in Best Self Atlanta magazine. On top of great manufacturer specials on cosmetic injectables and facial fillers available right now at Southern Plastic Surgery, patients can take advantage of body contouring procedures such as liposuction and tummy tuck surgery to help achieve a sculpted look.  Additionally, patients pursuing breast augmentation can still receive up to 20 free units of Botox® or Latisse® by choosing Allergan’s Natrelle® gel breast implants.

In addition to Dr. Whiteman’s featured procedure article, he was also highlighted in the Best Business section of the magazine discussing the importance of patient care. Be sure to read what Dr. Whiteman has to say about the significance of doctor-patient relationships and see his ad for more details on specials below.

Get Discounted Cosmetic Injectables and Latisse at Southern Plastic Surgery

If you haven’t visited giltcity.com to save up to 75% on their featured products and services before, you won’t want to miss their Restylane® facial filler special on sale July 30th through August 13th. All you have to do is purchase a Restylane® voucher from the Gilt City website during the aforementioned time frame and present it upon treatment at Southern Plastic Surgery. Latisse® users can take advantage of the new, larger 5 mL bottle (67% more product per bottle) and receive a $25 instant savings. Additionally, you can save on your other favorite cosmetic injectables including Botox®, Dysport®, and Juvéderm®!

You can purchase a $100 voucher toward a 1 mL Restylane® treatment for only $49 each (minimum purchase of 1 mL per voucher with limit of 3 vouchers or 3 mL per patient). Vouchers worth $300 of Restylane® (2 mL treatment) may be purchased for only $149. The $300 voucher requires a minimum purchase of 2 mL of Restylane® injected per voucher with a limit of 3 vouchers (6mL) per patient. Vouchers can be used on Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Perlane®, or Perlane-L®, but patients must receive treatment by September 30th, 2012. Patients who prefer the facial filling ability of Juvéderm® should take advantage of buy one get one free syringes. In order to save on Juvéderm®, the treatment must be booked by August 31st, 2012 and received by September 30th, 2012. Those looking to relax wrinkle-causing muscles on the forehead and around the eyes can take advantage of a $50 rebate on Dysport® or choose to save $50 on Botox® during the months of August and September.

Restylane® and Juvéderm® are types of facial filling cosmetic injectables composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring compound within the body that diminishes with age. These injectables fill in deep lines and wrinkles as well as areas that have lost volume like the cheeks and lips, and it was even approved by the FDA for lip enhancement in patients over the age of 21. Perlane® is similar to Restylane®, but contains larger hyaluronic acid particles to fill in deeper wrinkles. Both facial filling options are available with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, included for patient comfort (Restylane-L® and Perlane-L®). Botox® and Dysport® are made of different forms of purified botulinum toxin and work by relaxing muscles on the forehead and around and between the eyes that cause wrinkles.

In order to save $25 on Latisse®, all you have to do is become a Brilliant Distinctions® member and purchase the new 5 mL bottle of Latisse® before September 30th, 2012. If you aren’t a Brilliant Distinctions® member, click here to fill out the form for a free membership. Latisse® can help you grow darker, thicker and fuller lashes, and the new 5 mL bottle is designed to last for 10 weeks of daily application.

Stay tuned to our blog for more special offers like these, and be sure to find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for other plastic surgery news and updates. If you are interested in plastic surgery or learning more about what Dr. David Whiteman has to offer, visit his website or schedule a consultation today.