Health Watch- Valentine's Day: Facing the Occasion

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Valentine’s Day is approaching and love is in the air. This week on Health Watch, we’ll talk about getting ready for this big date occasion. If you want to put your best face forward for your sweetheart but you don’t want to go under the knife, there are other options.

Dr. Rod Rohrich, chairman of plastic surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, says fillers and Botox are less-expensive alternatives to face lifts. These options may be temporary, but they also offer shorter recovery times. Fillers are injected into specific areas of the face to smooth out lines around the eyes, mouth and nose, or they can be used to make lips and cheeks look fuller. The effect can last from a few months to a year. If you’re considering facial fillers, make sure you see a plastic surgeon whose experienced working with that particular filler. Different fillers are used in different parts of the face and are injected in specific ways.

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February 2009

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