Dr. Effie Politis on Facial Rejuvenation – Restoring Youthful Aesthetics

Key Takeaways:

  1. Facial rejuvenation is a broad category that can involve both invasive and non-invasive procedures tailored to individual needs.
  2. Non-surgical methods such as toxins and fillers can achieve impressive results, and biostimulators can promote natural collagen growth.
  3. Dr. Effie Politis of Politis Plastic Surgery offers a comprehensive suite of facial rejuvenation procedures designed to provide the best aesthetic outcomes.

In your pursuit of eternal youth and timeless beauty, your path may lead you to the office of a plastic surgeon in Tampa, Florida, where you encounter Dr. Effie Politis. With an artful approach to plastic surgery, Dr. Politis has earned a sterling reputation for her mastery of facial rejuvenation.

The Broad Scope of Facial Rejuvenation

Facial rejuvenation is a broad category…” Dr. Politis begins, pulling back the curtain on the complexities of this aesthetic realm. It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution, rather an intricate tailoring process—a ‘beauty plan’— drafted to suit each individual’s unique needs and desires.

Dr. Politis explains, there are two distinct groups of patients: surgical candidates and non-surgical candidates. The former seeks invasive procedures involving the resection of skin and recontouring of the neck. They typically desire a comprehensive lift, addressing the lower face and neck, supplemented with panfacial fat grafting to combat volume loss.

The Power of Non-Surgical Interventions

However, not everyone wishing to restore their youthful aesthetics needs to go under the knife. As per Dr. Politis, “The other cohort of patients are the non-surgical patients or patients that really don’t want surgery at this time because of the downtime or other needs.” For such individuals, remarkable advancements in non-surgical methodologies and materials have made it possible to achieve impressive results.

Toxins and fillers have emerged as game-changers in facial rejuvenation. The market is teeming with brands such as Javu, Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport, of which Dr. Politis is well-versed.

“With this technology and understanding the physics and what’s called the rheology behind fillers, we are able to achieve sculpting of the face with certain fillers and achieve shaping of the face with other fillers.”

Biostimulators and Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers

Delving deeper into the science of non-surgical facial rejuvenation, Dr. Politis introduces us to biostimulators, which are non-hyaluronic acid-based fillers that promote the patient’s own collagen growth for long-lasting results.

But when she wants to ‘reinflate’ certain areas – specifically those affected by aging-induced fat pad descent and deflation – Dr. Politis finds hyaluronic acid fillers to be the perfect solution. They work well in delicate areas like under the eye, around the jaws, nose, mouth, and lips.

The Final Touch: Toxins

In the masterful hands of Dr. Politis, toxins like Botox become the final delicate brushstroke on the canvas of facial rejuvenation. They complement the effects of the fillers, blending in to create a refreshed, naturally youthful appearance.

Politis Plastic Surgery: A Haven of Aesthetic Excellence

In conclusion, the journey to restoring youthful aesthetics is not a solitary one. It is a journey undertaken in tandem with a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Effie Politis of Politis Plastic Surgery in Tampa. Offering a comprehensive suite of surgical and non-surgical procedures, her clinic is a beacon of trust and excellence in the realm of facial rejuvenation. With custom-tailored beauty plans to address individual needs, Dr. Politis provides her clients with the best possible aesthetic outcomes, making them feel more confident and youthful from the inside out.


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Facial Rejuvenation Treatment with Dr. Effie Politis

Key Takeaways:

  1. Facial Rejuvenation is an intricate process and requires a comprehensive strategy.
  2. In Florida, sun damage is common and must be addressed with a good skincare regimen.
  3. Dr. Effie Politis and her team at Politis Plastic Surgery provide a tailored approach to facial rejuvenation.

Decoding the Concept of Facial Rejuvenation

The dolled-up simplicity of facial rejuvenation beckons many to believe it as a quick, off-the-shelf beauty treatment. Yet, the expertise of a qualified and competent plastic surgeon in Tampa, Dr. Effie Politis, tells you otherwise. With years of experience up her sleeve, she patiently explains the intricate process and comprehensive strategy involved in facial rejuvenation. “A beauty plan in terms of facial rejuvenation,” she tells you, “starts with looking at the skin envelope.” Treating the skin envelope is the first and most crucial step.

The Peculiarities of Florida's Sun-soaked Skin

Skin in Florida, caressed by the sun frequently, has its unique peculiarities. Those basking in the Floridian sun may not realize the stealthy damage it inflicts over time. As Dr. Effie Politis puts it lucidly, “In Florida, we get a lot of sun damage, a lot of exposure to the sun.” Acknowledging this challenge, she firmly advocates the need for a good skincare regimen to combat the environmental onslaught.

The Power of a Good Skincare Regimen

Harmonizing with this belief is Jillian Brandt, a licensed medical esthetician at Flawless Faces. Together, Dr. Effie Politis and Jillian work tirelessly to optimize their clients’ skin health. This optimization forms the basis of the beauty plan. It involves meticulously addressing any deficiencies by incorporating fillers where required and using defined amounts of toxins to either erase or soften the lines around the face.

The skincare regimen is not a one-time effort but an ongoing process. Dr. Effie Politis insists, “First and foremost, they need to be on a good skincare regimen.” She understands that commitment to a regimen is not always easy, but the results are most definitely rewarding.

The Comprehensive Beauty Plan

The concoction of careful analysis and treatments culminates in what Dr. Effie Politis calls a ‘comprehensive beauty plan.’ This multifaceted plan addresses various dimensions of facial rejuvenation, from analyzing the skin envelope to coming up with tailored treatments and strategic changes in skincare routine.

She emphasizes, “I think when you come up with a comprehensive beauty plan, patients really, over time, achieve their maximal results.” The painstaking process of facial rejuvenation is marked by a steady transformation.

Dr. Effie Politis: The Authority of Facial Rejuvenation

The journey of facial rejuvenation, as explained by Dr. Effie Politis, is a gradual yet fulfilling one. It’s about understanding your skin, respecting its distinctiveness, and nurturing it with a customized approach. This profound understanding is what sets Dr. Effie Politis apart in her field.

At Politis Plastic Surgery, your quest for a radiant, rejuvenated face is taken up with utmost professionalism and finesse. Dr. Effie Politis, with her team, ensures that you embark on a skincare journey that is comprehensive, strategic, and rewarding. If you seek facial rejuvenation by an expert plastic surgeon in Tampa, look no further than Dr. Effie Politis and her team at Politis Plastic Surgery, where beauty is a journey, not a destination.


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Achieving a Youthful Glow: Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation

Key Takeaways:

  • Combining various procedures, such as blepharoplasty, lip fillers, Morpheus treatment, Accutite, and Botox, can provide comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
  • Working with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Effie Politis can help you develop a personalized treatment plan to achieve your desired results.
  • Each procedure targets a specific aspect of facial aging, leading to a refreshed and youthful appearance when combined.


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As you age, you may notice changes in your facial features that leave you longing for a more youthful appearance. Fortunately, with the expertise of a skilled plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL like Dr. Effie Politis, you can achieve a refreshed and revitalized look. Combining various procedures, as showcased in this before-and-after post, can make a significant difference.

The patient, a 58-year-old woman, underwent multiple treatments to achieve a refreshed facial appearance. These procedures included blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), the use of 2 cc of Versa lip filler, Morpheus treatment, Accutite lower lid treatment, and Botox. The results are visible in the second photo, where the patient appears more youthful and vibrant.

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a popular procedure that can help restore a more youthful appearance by removing excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. This helps eliminate puffiness, sagging, and wrinkles, giving the eyes a brighter, more alert look. The Versa lip filler adds volume and shape to the lips, creating a fuller, more balanced appearance.

Morpheus is a cutting-edge treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. Accutite is a minimally invasive procedure that targets the lower eyelids, helping to smooth wrinkles and tighten the skin in this delicate area. Finally, Botox injections help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

By working with an experienced plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL like Dr. Effie Politis, you can develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique concerns and aesthetic goals. Combining multiple procedures can provide comprehensive rejuvenation, leaving you looking and feeling your best.

The Benefits of Combining Facial Rejuvenation Procedures

Facial cosmetic surgery: Benefits of having more than one procedure at the same time

Having more than one facial cosmetic surgery at the same time is not only convenient but for many increases overall satisfaction and improves results. 

Combining two or more procedures guarantees all the problematic issues are addressed simultaneously. There will be fewer issues left unresolved, which delivers a better outcome. 

 What are the benefits of combining facial rejuvenation procedures?

  1. Delivers more transformative results

Combining facial rejuvenation procedures addresses multiple areas of the face and neck produces more dramatic results. 

For example, when a facelift is blended with an eyelid or brow lift, the surgery can produce a more balanced and proportional face. In this combined procedure, the facelift treats the lower and middle regions of the neck and face, while the eyelid surgery or brow lift procedure rejuvenates the eyes. 

Another example is combining chin augmentation with rhinoplasty to balance the proportions of the chin and nose. Since the nose is usually a primary area of focus on the face, having it in proportion with the chin ensures a more attractive, aesthetically-pleasing face. 

In this combined procedure,  rhinoplasty is the more complex part.  It needs to be performed in a safe manner and  must also be done to address both its cosmetic and functional aspects.  When done by a doctor who has perfected the techniques and steps involved and by using general anesthesia, it delivers amazing results and comes with the shortest and most comfortable recovery process. 

With chin augmentation synthetic implant or dermal fillers are used. There are multiple shapes and sizes of chin implants, allowing plastic surgeons to match the augmented chin to the operated nose, delivering  more elegant results.

  1. Comprehensive anti-aging remedy

When struggling with aging, a blend of surgical procedures can help address both minor and advanced signs of aging, such as deep creases, jowl formation, and hollowing in the mid-face. Though a single procedure can be effective, combining procedures gives even better results. 

For instance, combining a facelift with facial fat grafting restores youthful volume in the mid-face and other key locations.  It also removes redundant skin to create a more vibrant, youthful-looking face. 

Combined with fat grafting, it can make the results of a facelift last longer while producing  firmer skin. 

Another combination is using laser technology alongside Botox to produce comprehensive anti-aging results in a single treatment session. 

A laser technology, such as CoolPeel or CO2 laser resurfacing, can be used to address fine lines, facial wrinkles, enlarged pores, irregular skin texture, brown spots, mild skin laxity, and other pigmentation irregularities.

Botox injected as a neuro-modulator can help  minimize dynamic wrinkles that usually appear around the eyes and on the forehead. By relaxing the facial muscles, Botox helps to smooth out wrinkles. 

The laser and Botox combination can be done without anesthesia or downtime and with results that are fully evident within about one week. Of course, the laser component of the treatment may require sessions spaced across 4 weeks apart to ensure the best possible results.

  1. Eliminates a wide range of irregularities at once

For patients who desire to accentuate a firmer facial appearance with full skin rejuvenation, a combination of procedures can help create  smooth, radiant skin.

 A combination of a facelift with a chemical peel can help eliminate facial irregularities and boost appearance. 

A chemical peel is a wonderful addition as it helps fully exfoliate the skin   for optimal rejuvenation. 

And because the patient is already asleep for the facelift, a deep chemical peel can be comfortably performed to eliminate lines and wrinkles, pigmentation irregularities, uneven skin texture, and tone. 

With a chemical peel, such as trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel, applied alongside a surgical facelift, the deep peel would help to remove the outer layers of the skin in order to reveal the smoother, softer skin beneath. 

About one week of flaking and peeling follows the treatment before a dramatic improvement of the overall skin is achieved. 

  1. A single recovery time and less downtime

With combined facial cosmetic surgery, only a block of time is needed for consultation and recovery instead of having to schedule multiple surgeries with different recovery periods. This allows a patient to undergo one surgery and recover from all the procedures simultaneously. 

Of course, the single recovery period may be a little longer than needed to recover from a single procedure, but ultimately the recovery period is much shorter than when you undergo each procedure and its recovery period separately.

  1. Saves money and reduces complications

When multiple cosmetic surgery procedures are combined there are reduced financial implications, including saving money on repeat consultation sessions, operating room costs, and expenses related to anesthesia. 

Combining the procedures means many fees are paid only once, saving money in the process.

, When implemented as a single surgery with a single round of anesthesia, there are reduced risks of infection and adverse reactions to anesthesia.

Safe, effective facial cosmetic surgery

At Politis Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide range of cosmetic enhancements to help you look your best at  every stage of your life. With our array of choices, including surgical, nonsurgical, and many aesthetic enhancements, and our ability to combine them efficiently and effectively, we are able to deliver natural, beautiful results for our patients. 

Schedule your consultation today to find out how we can tailor a safe and effective combined cosmetic surgery treatment plan for you.

“Rejawvenation” with Radiesse

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With CaHa biostimulator called Radiesse. ⁣

It works by placing calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres in an organic vehicle or carrier which provides both volume replacement and collagen biostimulation creating long-lasting improvements for >18 months resulting in tighter and more elastic skin with increased skin thickness. ⁣

This is like bone putty and works really well for building up the posterior jaw given we lose skeletal support to our facial buttresses each decade. This leads to loss of soft tissue support and descent inferiorly. ⁣

Unfortunately, many injectors are performing this on people of all ages given its popularity on social media which can also masculinize the jaw when applied to the wrong patient. ⁣

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I provide each patient with a customized beauty plan that best suits their needs and long term goals. This involves analyzing the face from top to bottom in thirds, and medial to lateral in fifths. ⁣

Our customized beauty plan ensures gradual improvement so patients look natural and refreshed. ⁣

Facial Rejuvenation

Dr. Effie Politis - Facial RejuvenationBothered by creases between your eyes? Or by the “angry” look your face has turned into? You can smooth out the troublesome area between your eyes and eliminate wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes through facial rejuvenation using the neurotoxin called Botox. The use of Botox has revolutionized facial rejuvenation as injections can be safely and rapidly delivered to wipe out wrinkles without surgery.

What is Botox?

Botox is a special, non-harmful neurotoxin (neuro-modulator) used to temporarily paralyze the small facial muscles that contribute to wrinkle formation. The primary ingredient is the extract of botulinum protein derived from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.

Botox is just one of the brands of neurotoxins used in facial rejuvenation—the other brands approved by the FDA are Dysport and Xeomin. All the brands work in the same way by targeting specific muscles to make them more rejuvenated.

Interestingly, Botox can be used for both upper and lower face rejuvenation. For the upper face, Botox is approved for injection into the Glabella (frown) lines and the lateral orbital lines (Crow’s feet). The Glabella lines are found between the eyebrows, and tend to give a tired angry appearance. In the lower face, Botox helps address corners of the mouth and flattened upper lips.

Botox has been a success in another area as well: patients with gummy smile. The neurotoxin is injected deeper into the muscles under the nose, leading to relaxation of these muscles and elimination of the smile. While this treatment is a little more invasive, it offers good outcomes.

Who needs Botox therapy?

You may see a doctor for Botox injection when:

  1. In the lower part of your face, the corners of your mouth are riddled with peri-oral wrinkles that appear in a sunbeam pattern of lines.
  2. In the area between your eyebrows, you have frown lines that appear as two or three vertical wrinkles, making your face to look serious and severe.
  3. You have Crow’s feet, which are fine lines that emerge from the corner of the eye to the temple.

The ideal candidates for Botox are people of all ages, who are generally healthy, and very transparent with their providers to avoid any possible complications.

When talking to your plastic surgeon, be open and honest about:

  • Any chronic medical conditions you may have.
  • Any medications you are currently taking.
  • Any supplements you are taking, including herbal and over-the-counter ones.
  • Any allergies you may have.
  • Any history of frequent cold sores, edema or conditions that may affect the treatment.

How is Botox therapy done?

What patients seem to like about Botox is that there is no downtime. It is done in the doctor’s office and takes 5-15 minutes. Using a micro-needle, a small amount of the neurotoxin is injected into the specific facial muscles responsible for the creation of facial lines and wrinkles. The pain associated with the injection is minimal and short-lasting.

The most commonly targeted areas are the forehead and outer eye area, with 1-3 injections delivered to every muscle. Once in the muscle, the neuro-modulator causes relaxation and allows the skin to remodel and the lines to fade over time. With proper injection of adequate quantities of the neurotoxin, anatomic structures such as eyebrows get delicately shaped to achieve improved appearance.

Although Botox is a minimally invasive procedure, it should still be done by a skilled, experienced board-certified surgeon such as Dr. Effie Politis. Working with a plastic surgeon who frequently administers neuro-modulators will help you achieve your treatment goals and expectations.

At Politis Plastic Surgery, each and every patient is treated by Dr, Politis because her knowledge of facial anatomy and broad experience give her the ability to customize treatment that suits the needs of a patient. Doing so also enables her to provide patients with the safety and precision necessary for remarkable results. Rest assured that Botox and the other neuro-modulators on the market are all FDA approved, safe and have been used for years for other medical conditions.

Delightful results

Following Botox injection, you will notice the fine lines and superficial wrinkles disappear or decrease altogether within a couple of days. Results are apparent in 1-2 weeks and last 3-4 months after a single treatment. The neurotoxin also reduces signs of aging and premature wrinkles. 

When the effects start to wear off, you can return for a re-injection. You can have your re-injections done every 6 months, but 4 months is better.

In summary, for a successful Botox therapy:

  • Have it done by a licensed, board-certified physician.
  • Be medically transparent with your provider.
  • Prepare by avoiding blood thinners and blood thinning medications.
  • Have realistic expectations that are in line with your provider’s assessment.

If you have additional questions and concerns about Botox, schedule a consultation with Dr. Effie Politis at (813) 542-2587. For more information about facial rejuvenation procedures, visit the Politis Plastic Surgery website.