If you are bothered by the signs of aging in your face, a facelift may be right for you. Technically known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a
surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as: sagging in the midface, deep creases below the lower eyelids, fat that has fallen or is displaced, loss of muscle tone in the lower face that may create jowls, loose skin, excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw, or double chin.
Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift minimizes the creases that develop across the forehead and high on the bridge of the nose, improves what are commonly referred to as frown lines, and repositions a low or sagging brow.
Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.
If protruding or disfigured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery. Ear surgery - also known as otoplasty - can improve the shape,
position or proportion of the ear. It can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth, that becomes apparent with development or it can
treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
Nose surgery also known as rhinoplasty, improves the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and self confidence. Surgery of the
nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.
Chin surgery, also known as mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone.
Many times a plastic surgeon may recommend chin surgery to a patient having nose surgery in order to achieve facial proportion, as the size of the chin may
magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose. Chin surgery helps provide a harmonious balance to your facial features.
Plastic surgeons use facial implants to improve and enhance facial contours. Frequently, these implants will help provide a more harmonious balance to your face and features so that you feel better about the way you look.
There are many implants available, manufactured from a variety of materials. They may help strengthen a jawline or bring the chin or cheekbones into balance with the rest of the face.
Facial implants can enhance your appearance and bolster your self-esteem. If you are looking for improvement, not perfection, in your appearance and are realistic in your expectations, you may find that a facial implant is the right choice for you.
Plastic surgeons will frequently use such implants to bring better balance to the features of a younger patient. For instance, a teenage girl may want her nose reshaped or her chin brought forward so that these traits are better proportioned. The more mature patient may choose to have an implant placed in conjunction with another cosmetic procedure. For example, during a facelift, a patient may wish to have implants placed over the cheekbones to help restore a more youthful appearance. Implants may also be selected to fill out a face that appears "sunken" or tired.
As we age, fat in certain parts of our body atrophies or dissipates leading to step-offs and hollowness on the face, and around the eyes. Fat injection procedures known as autologous fat transplantation or microfat injection, involves removing fat from an area of excess on your body. The fat cells are then injected to fill sunken cheeks or laugh lines between the nose and mouth, to correct skin depressions on indentations, to minimize forehead wrinkles, to improve step-offs around the eyelids and to enhance lips. Another excellent area for fat injection is the hand. As we age, the fat at the back of the hands may atrophy or go away. The tendons and veins on the back of the hands become more visible, giving the hands an irregular contour full of blue and white cords. Fat injection into such hands can replace lost fullness thereby correcting contour. The fat will also serve to hide tendons and veins on the back of your hands which are one of the typical signs of aging. As the injected autologous fat is harvested from you, it tends to last longer than injected bovine collagen.
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