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New Year, New You
After months of over-indulging in holiday festivities and food, we’re approaching that time of year when we suddenly shift from parties to proverbial New Year’s resolutions. January is undoubtedly a popular time of year for self-improvement, and we’re keen to help you feel like your best self. If you’ve ever considered undergoing an aesthetic procedure, this is a fantastic time to act. As the temperatures drop and the sun is scarce, it’s common to spend more time tucked away indoors. This is an optimal form of recovery or “downtime” that we recommend to our patients who undergo a variety of procedures that are more involved. So if you’re interested in learning more about some options that are available to you, we’re here to help.
They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but they’re also one of the first places to show signs of aging. When excess tissue in the eyelids begins to sag, it can make you look older and more tired. One possible solution? Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is when we remove or reposition that sagging tissue to create a more bright and youthful appearance. This can be done in one of two ways: an upper or lower blepharoplasty.
Surgery performed to the skin above the eye is called an upper blepharoplasty. During this procedure, also known as an eyelid lift, we make a small incision hidden within the eyelid’s natural fold to remove excess tissue that has begun to sag.
Surgery that’s performed to the skin below the eye is called a lower blepharoplasty. We often carry out this procedure through the inside of the eyelid, avoiding visible scars. This approach is common for people who have puffiness to the lower eyelids (often herniated fat that has pushed its way forward sits heavy).
Eyelid surgery takes between 60-90 minutes hours and can be performed either in an outpatient surgery center or at our office. While about 80 percent of bruising and swelling is usually resolved within the first two weeks, January makes a great month to undergo this procedure, as we already tend to stay indoors and take things a bit more slowly after the holiday chaos. To learn more about if an upper or lower blepharoplasty is right for you, contact our office to schedule a consult.
If you’re looking to treat sun damage, acne scars, wrinkles or just seeking optimal skin rejuvenation, laser skin resurfacing is an incredible technology that can produce beautiful results. We use a wide range of lasers that vary in intensity, but all deliver a very controlled injury to the skin to promote healing. As a result, the skin begins to eliminate discolored, sun-damaged areas and produces fresh, new skin cells. The regenerated skin is smoother in texture and appears more youthful and vibrant.
Regardless of which laser treatment is most ideal for you, some down time is involved and we recommend minimizing sun exposure. Once again, cold and dreary January is a great time of year for this procedure since we are already cozied up indoors more frequently! To learn more about which laser is ideal for your skin, contact our office to book a consultation.
Let’s face it: our “winter bod” come January tends to leave us scrambling for ways to slim down before the weather warms up. Enter CoolSculpting®: a major breakthrough in noninvasive body contouring that’s designed to reduce the thickness of stubborn fat layers (especially around the abdomen and love handles) in a safe, effective way. How, you ask? Cold therapy.
Extensive research has proven that fat cells are actually more susceptible to reduced temperature than skin, so when fat and skin are cooled simultaneously, fat can be injured while the skin remains unharmed. And if you’re wondering where the fat goes? The body’s natural repair mechanisms remove it on it’s own. If you’re still not convinced, the before and after photos are likely to change your mind…
We’ve seen CoolSculpting® positively impact patient after patient and are confident in its ability to transform. Furthermore, our practice is proud to have been among the first sites in the United States to offer this technology. To learn more about if you’re a candidate for CoolSculpting® contact our office to book a consultation.
These are just a few of the many procedures that are available to you at our practice. Regardless of what your goals are to feel like your best self in 2019, we’re here to help you achieve them. Cheers to a happy and prosperous New Year!
Holiday Inspiration Guide
Transformation Stories From Our Patients
While Dr. Biesman takes great pride in all his patients, our practice also values the privacy of everyone who walks through our doors. For this reason (along with HIPAA policies) we don’t share a lot of the incredible transformation stories that Dr. Biesman helps his patients achieve every day. Enter our roster of incredible influencers.
We’ve had the pleasure of treating some of Nashville’s most influential faces throughout the years. Recently, several of them have been sharing these experiences with their online audiences. While this doesn’t cover all the patients we’ve had the pleasure of treating, since these testimonials have already been publicly shared, we thought we’d round up some of their experiences to answer some common questions about the procedures we perform every day.
Enhance Your Appearance as You Prepare for the Holiday Season
While it might only be September, now is the time to think about preparation in order to look your best during the holiday season. Whether you’ll be attending a corporate party, festivities with friends, or simply gathering together with your extended family, there’s no question that this is a popular time of year to be seen by those you love. Let’s explore some common procedures we offer that can beautifully enhance your appearance as you prepare for the holiday season.
Who is the Man Behind the Practice? Q&A with Dr. Biesman
While it’s no secret that Dr. Biesman is a Board Certified Oculofacial plastic surgeon, chances are you may not know much more about him than that. Dr. Biesman deeply values his relationship with each patient and always strives to make them feel like the priority upon every visit. So given the nature of his “you-focused” mentality, this month, we sat down with Dr. Biesman for a Q&A to turn the tables and provide you with a little more context about the man behind the practice.
Our Waiting Room featured in ED NASH(VILLE) Sophisticated Living Nashville
Above is yet another striking illustration of how eloquently Nash’s art harmonizes into any environment. As seen in the newly renovated practice of nationally-renowned and Nashville-based Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Brian Biesman, Nash’s work not only hangs proudly upon the entrance but his patients are fortunate to enjoy Nash’s paintings in two additional places throughout his practice.
Wellness and Aesthetics
The New Year often signifies a “reset button” for improving our health and wellness after the decadence of the holiday season. This year, let part of your wellness resolutions involve taking better care of your skin! Here are a few tips to help you with the healthiest skin yet:
The Perfect Timing
“The Perfect Timing,” written by Dr. Brian Biesman. In a perfectly timed complement to Sophisticated Living’s first annual wedding edition, Dr. Biesman offers his expert advice regarding pre-wedding procedures.
“Several times per day, I am presented with the scenario that someone wants to freshen up his or her appearance for an upcoming wedding. These requests involve everyone from the bride and groom, to family members, friends, and even distant relatives. Everyone who presents this question has the same goal: they want to look their best on the special day. Just like with all wedding details, making a timeline for rejuvenation procedures will help you achieve your aesthetic goals well before the big day. Let’s take you through some of the frequently presented scenarios and the type of advice I typically offer for each.”
July 20th Injectable Day Benefiting Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue
Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue
Our Injection Day is approaching on Thursday, July 20 and we still have a few appointment times available! A portion of the proceeds from the injections administered will be donated to Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue, a local non-profit organization! Over the years our practice has become aware of Proverbs 12:10’s mission and we truly appreciate the work that they do to benefit animals.
Keeping Up With Your Maintenance
Keeping Up With Your Maintenance
Increasingly, iconic figures recognized for their timeless beauty are publicly discussing some of their “secrets” for maintaining their appearance over a span of many decades. Dolly Parton is a brilliant, talented, and iconic figure who has made no secret of the fact that she has enhanced her appearance regularly over the years. In fact, she once told Larry King, “I look at myself like a show dog. I’ve got to keep her clipped and trimmed and in good shape.” She has also been quoted as saying, “If I see something sagging, bagging or dragging I’ll get it nipped, tucked or sucked.” While Ms. Parton often made these remarks in jest, she truly is a thought-leader who helped break down the social stigma previously associated with rejuvenation procedures. She also popularized the concept of ongoing “maintenance” of one’s appearance, an idea that today has become the cornerstone for both rejuvenation and for prevention of age-related changes.