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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
“Droopy Eyelids” or “Bags Under Eyes”
- Every year, one hundred thousand men and women choose blepharoplasty to improve the way they look. Droopy eyelids can make you look older and can also impair vision. Blepharoplasty corrects these problems and also removes puffiness and bags under the eyes that make you look worn and tired. This procedure cannot alter dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nor can it change sagging eyebrows. Though blepharoplasty is often performed as a single procedure, your surgeon may also recommend a browlift, facelift, or skin resurfacing to achieve the best results. Read more…
Facial Scar Revisions
- Scar revisions are usually done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. If the scars are large or if the patient prefers, the procedure may be done under sedation and local or general anesthesia. Postoperative pain is usually minimal. Sutures are usually removed within a week. Sometimes glue is used to close the incision, and this will usually get peeled off in 7 days. The new scar will initially be red. Fading occurs within 12-24 months depending on the scar location.
- Chin augmentation is a procedure that is offered to correct a weak chin or a chin that does not protrude enough. Causes of a weak chin can be congenital, age related with bone re-absorption or can be due to facial trauma. Whatever the cause, this procedure brings balance to the facial structures.
- A small chin can also make the nose look larger. If indicated, a chin implant is often discussed at the time of a rhinoplasty surgery to bring balance to the structure of the face.
- The effects of aging are inevitable, and, often, the brow and forehead area show the first signs. The skin begins to lose its elasticity. Sun, wind, and the pull of gravity all affect the face, resulting in frown lines, wrinkling across the forehead, and an increasing heaviness of the eyebrows. Even people in their thirties may have faces that look older than their years. Your tired, angry, or sad expression may not reflect how you actually feel. As a result, many people have opted for a procedure known as the forehead lift. Based on variations in how men and women age and on new advances in medical technology, different methods are used to perform this procedure. Read more…
Ear Lobe Repair
- Earlobe repair is a simple surgical procedure to repair a torn, stretched or split earlobe which frequently occurs due to an accident with an earring. An earlobe repair may be indicated for a torn earlobe, elongated earlobe or lacerated earlobe.
- This procedure is a simple outpatient surgery under local anesthetic. The earlobe is stabilized, and an incision is made, removing the skin surrounding the split to create a clean edge. Sutures are placed to close and repair the split earlobe. The operation is quick and painless. Re-piercing can be performed but you may be advised to wait a few months.
Otoplasty (Ear Pinning)
- Probably no other physical characteristic cries out for facial plastic surgery more than protruding ears. Children, long the victims of cruel nicknames like “Dumbo” or “Mickey Mouse,” are the most likely candidates for otoplasty, but this surgery can be performed at any age after the ears have reached full size, usually around five to six years of age. Even if the ears are only mildly distorted, the condition can lead to self-consciousness and poor adaptation to school. Read more…
Rhinoplasty ( Nose Job)
- Every year, half a million people who are interested in improving the appearance of their noses seek consultation with facial plastic surgeons. Some are unhappy with the noses they were born with, and some with the way aging has changed their nose. For others, an injury may have distorted the nose, or the goal may be improved breathing. But one thing is clear: nothing has a greater impact on how a person looks than the size and shape of the nose. Because the nose is the most defining characteristic of the face, a slight alteration can greatly improve one’s appearance. Read more…
Rhydtidectomy (Face Lift)
- Aging of the face is inevitable. As the years go by, the skin begins to loosen on the face and neck. Crow’s feet appear at the corners of the eyes. Fine forehead lines become creases and then, gradually, deeper folds. The jawline softens into jowls, and beneath the chin, another chin or vertical folds appear at the front of the neck. Heredity, personal habits, the pull of gravity, and sun exposure contribute to the aging of the face. As the aging population grows, it is obvious why rhytidectomy has become the third most desired facial plastic surgical procedure. Read more…
Submental Lipectomy (Neck Lift)
- This procedure involves removing the excess fat from under the chin. It is often done in conjunction with a procedure that tightens the muscles under the chin. Both procedures offer relief from sagging tissues under the chin to allow a more youthful appearance.