Founder and Owner of Oculus Plastic Surgery and Specialty Surgery Center, Harvey “Chip” Cole, III, MD, FACS Talks About The Old Versus The New Approach To Facial Cosmetic Surgery.

Harvey “Chip” Cole, III, MD, FACS founder and owner of Oculus Plastic Surgery and Specialty Surgery Center shares some enlightening facts with his readers about a more modern approach to facial cosmetic surgery that doesn’t include pulling skin so tight you could “bounce a coin on it.”

ATLANTA, GA, July 03, 2019: Founder and Owner of Oculus Plastic Surgery and Specialty Surgery Center, Harvey “Chip” Cole, III, MD, FACS posted a new article on the Oculus website entitled, Face Facts: Too Tight Is Just Not Right,” in which Dr. Cole shares some guiding facts.

article from Oculus plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures atlantaAccording to Dr. Cole, “In the early days of modern plastic surgery, you could pretty much always tell who had facial work done. The forehead suddenly looked like it had grown several inches, and the hairline looked receded.” He adds, “And the facial skin. Oh, yes, it usually looked tight enough to bounce a coin on.” Dr. Cole confides, “Truth is, there are some doctors who still take this type of cookie-cutter approach to age. They simply decide it’s time to lift, tighten and call it a day. Sure the results are quite noticeable. Everyone will know you had work done. But that’s not the approach a highly reputable cosmetic surgeon takes.”

“The key to both looking natural and getting long-term results,” says Dr. Cole, “is not about making your facial skin so tight you could bounce a coin on it. The idea is to reposition and restore.” He provides an example, writing, “One example that is easy to understand is the way our cheeks kind of deflate as we age. If you are not blessed with high cheekbones, you’ll notice that over time cheeks that once sat high and full begin to fall. This causes the folds alongside the nose to become deeper. These nasolabial folds deepen, and the result is a look that can only be described as a permanent frown or scowl. The jowls also are pulled down by gravity. Not only does this make you appear older it also makes people think you are always angry.”

As Dr. Cole points out, “While some doctors may just stretch, tighten and remove some excess skin, a more contemporary approach calls for what I call “new math”.” He explains, “In contemporary cosmetic surgery we add more than subtract. Instead of just stretching the cheek area higher, a more natural look comes from correcting the underlying problem instead of camouflaging it. That calls for lifting the natural cheek pad to its previous position and work with fillers, where appropriate to create the previous youthful fullness.”

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About Dr. Cole

 Harvey “Chip” Cole, III, MD, FACS
Quadruple Board Certified

Harvey “Chip” Cole, III, MD, FACS is not just a surgeon, he is a nationally and internationally recognized, quadruple Board Certified Surgeon, specializing in Oculoplastic and Cosmetic surgery of the eyes and face – both reconstructive and rejuvenative. Dr. Cole’s dedication to standards of excellence in his profession is seen through his vast experiences within the fields of rejuvenation and reconstructive surgery. Known as “The Eye Guy”, Dr. Cole is an instructor on blepharoplasty, facelift and laser resurfacing, sharing his knowledge through national and international teaching lectures. In over 30 years in business, Dr. Cole has performed over 30,000 surgeries for patients ranging from infants to the elderly. Both, his surgical expertise and artistry continue to be nationally recognized.

About Oculus

Our state-of-the-art facilities combine the best medical technologies with unparalleled comfort. Our state-of-the-art Joint Commission accredited surgical suite is home to the majority of surgical procedures. World-class technologies, along with our pristine environment, create the security of a top-notch hospital while offering the comfort of a private office. Within our treatment rooms, advanced techniques and practices are utilized in order to increase the longevity of your results and diminish effects of aging.








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