Your face says it all……..
want to look in the mirror and see the face we expect to see. But
nature and aging
eventually obstruct our view. It can be a betrayal. You may feel
good inside but your
face is telling the world you are tired, sad or down. But there is
not a reason to live that
way with today’s minimally invasive surgical options. Unwanted
facial fullness, jowls,
sags or bags can become just a memory in a matter of hours or days.
With minor injection
therapy your face can be singing a different tune in hours. With
minimally invasive facial sculpting and liposuction a new face is
yours in a matter of a few days. Face lifting and eye tucks allow
the world to see a new you a few days later.
Is a Face Lift right
for you? Physically, mentally, and emotionally, there are
The best results from facelifts are experienced by patients whose face and
neck have started to sag or droop, but whose skin still retains some of its
Most patients range between 40 and 60 years of age, but facelifts have
been successful on people in seventies and eighties. Individuals under the
age of 40 should give careful thought before having the procedure. Younger
patients may not see the results that older patients see simply because they
have fewer wrinkles and greater skin elasticity. However, some people who
have lost excessive amounts of weight, or have genetic problems may want a
consult on this procedure.
A facelift can considerably reduce these signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening the underlying muscles, and redraping the skin around the neck and face. Facelifts can be done alone, or frequently performed in conjunction with another procedure such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping. If your problem areas are limited to the neck, a more conservative procedure, known as a "necklift" will be recommended. In some cases, a facelift can reduce the outward signs of aging by ten or fifteen years.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
When you interact with someone their
gaze shifts back and forth between your eyes and your lips. Your eyes do some of
the talking as does your mouth. Anything that is distracting or detrimental
around the eyes can be of concern to anyone. Heaviness, hooding or puffiness
beneath the eyes gives a person a tired look, as if they hadn’t had enough rest.
Paradoxically when the eyes are heavy and laden with puffiness around the eyes –
sleep can actually make the problem worse! Eyelid surgery is accomplished
through tiny incisions located in normal creases and folds. Patients are back to
work and happier with their appearance in a week. After eyelid surgery, a Blepharosplasty, you will be seeing a whole new world.
Do you want to trick people into thinking you've lost a lot of
weight? You might want to consider a neck lift. Oftentimes, people
won't even notice that your neck muscles, fat or skin has been
surgically altered if you have a neck lift.
Even though your neck can
age before your face, Father Time is not always responsible for that
appearance you'd like to undo. If you've lost a lot of weight, your
neck may be taking its time to catch up. For others, it's a matter
of genetics. Whatever the reason, people young and old undergo neck
lift procedures all the time.
A neck lift is actually a
set of procedures used to enhance the appearance of your neck:
Neck liposuction can be
performed which removes excess fat.
Chin surgery, also known as mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either byenhancement 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 so that you feel better about the way you look.
Rhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape the nose, is one of
the most common of all plastic surgery procedures.
Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose,
change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span
of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and
your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or
injury, or help relieve some breathing problems.
A Rhinoplasty can enhance your appearance and your
self-confidence, but it won't necessarily change your looks
to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you
differently. Before you decide to have surgery, and think
carefully about your expectations.
The best candidates for a
Rhinoplasty are people who are looking for improvement, not
perfection, in the way they look. If you're physically
healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in your
expectations, you may be a good candidate.
A Rhinoplasty can be performed to
meet aesthetic goals or for reconstructive purposes-to
correct birth defects or breathing problems.
Most rhinoplasty patients are up
and about within two days, and able to return to school or
sedentary work a week or so following surgery. It will be
several weeks, however, before you're entirely up to speed.
surgery you will receive more specific guidelines for
gradually resuming your normal activities. They're likely to
include these suggestions: Avoid strenuous activity
(jogging, swimming, bending, or any activity that increases
your blood pressure) for two to three weeks. Avoid hitting
or rubbing your nose, or getting it sunburned, for eight
weeks. Be gentle when washing your face and hair or using
You can wear contact lenses as
soon as you feel like it, but glasses are another story.
Once the splint is off, they'll have to be taped to your
forehead or propped on your cheeks for another six to seven
weeks, until your nose is completely healed.
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is
usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head
or to reduce the size of large ears.
Ear surgery usually takes about
two to three hours, although complicated procedures may take
longer. The technique will depend on the problem.
With one of the more common
techniques, a small incision in the back of the ear to
expose the ear cartilage. He or she will then sculpt the
cartilage and bend it back toward the head. Non-removable
stitches may be used to help maintain the new shape.
Occasionally, the surgeon will remove a larger piece of
cartilage to provide a more natural-looking fold when the
surgery is complete.
Another technique involves a
similar incision in the back of the ear. Skin is removed and
stitches are used to fold the cartilage back on itself to
reshape the ear without removing cartilage.
In most cases, ear surgery will
leave a faint scar in the back of the ear that will fade
with time. Even when only one ear appears to protrude,
surgery is usually performed on both ears for a better
The patient's head will be
wrapped in a bulky bandage immediately following surgery to
promote the best molding and healing. The ears may throb or
ache a little for a few days, but this can be relieved by
Within a few days, the bulky
bandages will be replaced by a lighter head dressing similar
to a headband. Be sure to follow your surgeon's directions
for wearing this dressing, especially at night.
Stitches are usually removed, or
will dissolve, in about a week.
Any activity in which the ear
might be bent should be avoided for a month or so. Most
adults can go back to work about five days after surgery.
Children can go back to school after seven days or so, if
they're careful about playground activity. You may want to
ask your child's teacher to keep an eye on the child for a