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An individual’s identity is often primarily determined by the face—its structure, overall appearance, and expressions. As such, age-related changes that can alter the appearance of the face may make an individual feel as if their identity has changed over time. These changes may include loss of volume and sagging of the cheeks, as well as the development of deep wrinkles and hollow areas below the lower eyelids.

Facelift


A facelift can be an excellent way to improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence. It can be performed in a variety of ways--each one specialized to treat the different regions of the face (upper, mid and lower). In order to achieve optimum results, a combination of these operations may be implemented. For example, age-related changes in the upper and lower region of the face are usually corrected with a forehead lift or lower facelift. In addition, sagging and puffy eyelids can be addressed with eyelid surgery or a mid facelift.

Your physician will help you determine which procedure is best for you, and whether an additional procedure such as eyelid surgery or skin resurfacing would produce more global facial rejuvenation.

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Mid Facelift

The purpose of the mid facelift is to refresh and rejuvenate the middle portion of the face by lifting sagging cheeks, smoothing out nasal furrows, and pulling up the corners of your lips to give you a firmer more youthful appearance.

Lower Facelift

During a lower facelift, the underlying connective and muscle tissues known as the SMAS are lifted, facial skin is tightened, and excess skin is removed and smoothed down in order to eliminate facial creases and give a visual lift to the lower portion of the face.

Surgical Description
During a facelift, the underlying tissues are tightened, and fat pads that give the face shape and volume are shifted upward. This procedure can be performed using a variety of different incisions and surgical techniques however, the endoscopic approach is gaining in popularity. With this approach, the physician generally makes a few small incisions and inserts an endoscope, which is a thin, tube-like instrument used to see inside the body. In order to access the fat deposits that will be lifted during the procedure, the physician will elevate the underlying tissues, then, remove excess fat, and tighten facial muscles.

Lastly, The physician will place what are known as suspension sutures in the fat deposits that have migrated downward with time. By threading the sutures through the incision, the physician elevates the fat deposits and suspends them in a higher position. In doing so, the physician restores soft, round contours to the face.

This procedure may last approximately one and a half hours, and will most likely be performed under general anesthesia in which you are completely asleep.

Recovery Details
While some physicians prefer not to use bandages, others may apply a loose-fitting wrap or a compression garment to facilitate healing. A compression garment is tight-fitting, and will help to reduce swelling by preventing fluid build up, as well as provide comfort and support as you heal. Althoug h loose bandages may be removed in several days, compression garments are often worn for a few weeks. As with any surgical procedure, you will likely experience some pain, bruising, and swelling, most of which will subside within a few weeks. If a surgical drain was used, it will usually be removed within a day following surgery, and non-absorbable sutures may be removed in seven to ten days. You will feel well enough to return to work in one to two weeks; however, you should avoid strenuous activity such as heavy lifting or exercise for up to three weeks to allow your body sufficient time to heal.

You will typically start to notice the results very soon after your procedure. They will become even more evident in two to three weeks, as the bruising and swelling continue to fade. As all individuals heal at different rates, the final results may continue to evolve for several months. Although a facelift will not stop the aging process, it can significantly reduce the appearance of loose skin, deep wrinkles, and hollowness in the face, restoring a youthful appearance for many years to come.

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Eyelids

As key elements in facial expression, the eyes convey messages of emotion, vitality, and age. Over time, the eyes undergo changes that often make people feel as if they appear sad or tired. The aging process can cause the eyelids to sag and droop, which in combination with bags and puffiness can make you look tired and older than you really are. Eyelid surgery can help freshen and revitalize your face by reducing the appearance of heavy and sagging eyelids, puffiness, and bags under the eyes.


While there are several different techniques that a physician can use to alter the appearance of the eyes, the standard surgical technique usually involves removing or redistributing fat deposits, as well as removing excess skin and muscle from regions of the upper and lower eyelids. Depending on the specific problems that need correction, the physician may treat the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both sets of eyelids. Your physician will help you determine which treatment is best for you.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

An eyelid surgery procedure may last approximately one to two hours, depending on the extent of treatment. The procedure will most likely be performed under local anesthesia with sedation, in which the eyelids and surrounding areas are numb and you are in a relaxed state during the procedure. Alternatively, the physician may choose to administer general anesthesia, in which you are asleep during the procedure.

Before making the incisions, incision guidelines may be drawn. This will ensure that the incisions follow the natural contours of the eyelid and the resulting scars will be as inconspicuous as possible. To begin, the physician will carefully make an incision in the fold of the upper eyelid. Using a variety of surgical instruments, the physician will carefully dissect a layer of excess skin from the upper eyelid, exposing the underlying muscle layer. In some instances, the physician will choose to remove a small strip of muscle from the upper eyelid, exposing the layers below.

In order to gain access to the two fat deposits in the upper eyelid, the physician must first make very small incisions in the orbital septum, which is a thin membrane that lies between the layers of muscle and fat. By pressing on the upper eyelid, the physician will expose the fat deposits through each of the incisions. Using a series of instruments, the physician will remove a portion of each fat deposit to reduce the puffy appearance in the upper eyelid. The portion remaining will be allowed to recede back through the opening.

After sculpting the fat deposits, the physician will close the incisions with non-absorbable or absorbable sutures. The physician may apply a protective ointment, and in some cases small sterile bandages to keep the incisions moist and promote proper healing.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Bags and puffiness in the lower eyelid most often result from protruding orbital fat deposits. Normally, the orbital septum holds the fat deposits in place. However, over time the orbital septum loses some of its structural integrity and weakens, which allows the fat deposits to slide forward, creating bags and puffiness. The transcutaneous approach works by removing and sculpting excess orbital fat through an incision on the outside of the lower eyelid. Unlike the transconjunctival approach, excess skin is also typically removed to correct laxity in the lower eyelid.

To gain access to the orbital fat, the physician makes a small incision in the muscle layer. Through this incision, the physician dissects the skin and muscle away from the underlying orbital septum. This allows the physician to pull the skin and muscle layers away from the orbital septum and subsequently expose the orbital fat in the lower eyelid. The physician clamps each fat deposit with a pair of hemostats and then carefully removes any excess fat, reducing the appearance of bags and puffiness in the lower eyelid. After the remaining orbital fat is cauterized, it is allowed to recede back through the opening.

Recovery
As with any surgical procedure, you will likely experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising which can be alleviated with cold compresses and pain medication. Non-absorbable sutures are typically removed in five to seven days, and you will begin to notice an improvement in the bruising around your eyes in seven to ten days. Although you will feel well enough to return to work in approximately a week, you should continue to avoid strenuous activity such as heavy lifting or exercise for at least two weeks following the procedure.

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Browlift

This popular procedure is used to help reverse the aging process; which can include deep wrinkles and creases across your forehead caused by years of facial expressions and environmental effects. However, younger people are also candidates if they have inherited traits, such as lowbrow or other problems such as deep frown.

The forehead lift is also known as an endobrow lift, an open brow lift, or a temporal lift. This procedure cosmetically corrects sagging in the forehead skin, upper eyelids and eyebrows in order to give a younger more refreshed look.

Surgical Description
There are two methods to lift your forehead and eyebrow areas. They are, the classic lift and the endoscopic lift.

The classic lift involves one continuous incision, beginning at the level of your ears and going up around your hair line. Depending on where your hair line is, the surgeon will move the incision line to avoid a visible scar. For instance, if you are a man who is balding, the surgeon can make the incision mid-scalp, so the scar can be hidden in the remaining hair.

In contrast, during an endoscopic lift, instead of making one continuous incision, your surgeon will make a few shorter incisions in the scalp. He or she will insert a scope (small camera on the end of a thin tube) into one of the incisions in order to view the tissues and muscles from a screen. At the same time, he or she will use another device inserted in a different incision to make the necessary alterations.
In this procedure, small anchors are used to secure the offending tissue once it's altered appropriately. Because the incisions are smaller, this procedure is less invasive. You will experience minimal scarring and a shortened recovery time.

Recovery
Your recovery is going to vary depending upon which procedure you chose: classic or endoscopic.
In either case, you will have stitches or staples in the incisions which will need to be removed in about a week. If you have temporary fixation screws, these will be removed in about two weeks (these fixtures are installed beneath the hairline to hold the elevated brow in place).

You will probably experience swelling and bruising, which can also affect other parts of your face, including your cheeks and eyes. The swelling should be gone in about a week. For at least two days following surgery, you should keep your head elevated to help alleviate the swelling, and you can gently apply ice packs to the affected region.
For those who undergo surgery via the classic method, you will most likely experience more pain during your recovery, as well as itching (which can last a few months) and numbness or tingling (which will subside over time). Your doctor will give you a prescription for a painkiller.

Those patients who undergo surgery via endoscopic method will also receive a prescription painkiller. Itching, numbness and tingling can also be a side effect, though it is much milder than with the classic method.

Most patients can return to their normal daily routine within 10 days, some sooner, depending on which procedure you underwent and your own personal rate of recovery.

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Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)

Reshaping the nose can bring balance to facial features as well as increased self-esteem. Nose reshaping, or rhinoplasty, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today. Often, the structure or size of the nose is not proportionate with the other features on the face therefore, nose reshaping procedures can help to correct the disproportionate appearance of the nose. They do this by altering the size or shape of the nose, the span of the nostrils, or the angle between the nose and the upper lip. In addition, nose reshaping procedures may be performed to correct a nasal birth defect or injury as well as chronic breathing problems.

Closed Rhinoplasty

During a closed rhinoplasty procedure, the physician makes small incisions inside the nostrils to gain access to the bone and cartilage. In contrast to an open rhinoplasty, the skin is not lifted away from the framework of the nose. Using very small instruments, the physician will reshape the nose by removing or adding bone, cartilage, and tissue to achieve the desired appearance. A closed rhinoplasty procedure may last approximately one to two hours. Prior to the start of your procedure, the treatment area will be cleansed and an anesthetic will be administered. Your physician may choose to administer a local anesthetic and a sedative, in which the nose and surround areas are numb and you are in a relaxed state during the procedure. In contrast, the procedure may be performed with general anesthesia in which you are asleep.

To begin the procedure, the physician will generally make two small incisions inside each nostril in order to gain access to the cartilage and bone. In patients whose nasal tip is wide or bulbous, the physician may choose to remove a portion of the alar cartilage from the tip of the nose. Depending on your anatomy and the extent of treatment necessary, the physician may choose to use sutures to bend or pull the alar cartilages inward to create a narrower tip or adjust its position.

Once the physician has finished reshaping the nose, the incisions inside the nose will usually be closed with dissolvable stitches. The physician may place nasal airway splints inside your nostrils that provide support and stabilize the nose as it heals. Steri-strips will be applied to the outside of your nose. If the nasal bones were broken during the procedure, a nasal splint will be applied as well. The bandages and splint help the tissues heal and conform to the new cartilage and bone structure.

Recovery
As with any surgical procedure, you will likely experience some pain, bruising, and swelling, particularly in the upper portion of your face and around your eyes. These symptoms will begin to dissipate within the first few days following surgery. Stitches, bandages, and the nasal splints may stay in place for approximately five to seven days. Although the majority of the swelling will subside within a few weeks, some minor swelling may persist for a few months.

Depending on your rate of recovery, the bruising will begin to fade and you will be able to return to work within seven to ten days following your procedure. As you begin to heal and the swelling in your face subsides, you will begin to notice the effects of your nose reshaping procedure. However, like other surgical procedures, the final results may continue to evolve for up to one year. Although nose reshaping procedures are not intended to achieve perfection, by adjusting the proportion and profile of your nose, nose reshaping can help to significantly enhance your self-confidence and appearance.

Open Rhinoplasty

During an open rhinoplasty procedure, the physician makes small incisions across the columella and inside each nostril. In contrast to a closed rhinoplasty, these incisions allow the physician to lift the skin away from the bone and cartilage of the nose. In doing so, the physician can clearly examine the nasal framework and make precise adjustments to its shape and structure. Using very small instruments, the physician will reshape the nose by removing or adding bone, cartilage, or tissue to achieve the desired appearance. While some physicians prefer the open technique because it allows them to better assess nasal bone and cartilage, both types of procedures can produce excellent results.

An open rhinoplasty procedure may last approximately two to four hours. Prior to the start of your procedure, the treatment area will be cleansed and anesthesia will be administered. Your physician may choose to administer a local anesthetic and a sedative, in which the nose and surrounding areas are numb and you are awake, but drowsy during the procedure. In contrast, the procedure may be performed with general anesthesia in which you are asleep.

To begin the procedure, the physician will generally make two incisions. A small incision is made across the columella, which is the tissue that lies between the nostrils at the base of the nose. Using a retractor to expose the inside of your nose, the physician will make a second incision, known as a marginal incision, which extends from the columella incision into each nostril. Using a pair of surgical scissors, the physician will carefully dissect the skin along the columella incision to begin lifting the skin away from the underlying framework.

Using surgical scissors and a series of retractors the physician continues to carefully dissect the skin away from the underlying cartilage. The skin is also dissected away from the nasal bone, in order to fully expose the framework of the nose. This allows the physician to make precise adjustments to its shape.

An open rhinoplasty often best allows the physician to alter the shape of the tip of the nose. In patients whose nasal tip is wide or bulbous, the physician may choose to remove a portion of the alar cartilage from the tip of the nose. Depending on your anatomy and the extent of treatment necessary, the physician may choose to use sutures to bend or pull the alar cartilages inward to create a narrower tip or adjust its position.

Recovery
Once the physician has finished reshaping the nose, the incisions inside the nose will usually be closed with dissolvable stitches. The physician may place nasal airway splints inside your nostrils that provide support and stabilize the nose as it heals. Steri-strips will be applied to the outside of your nose. If the nasal bones were broken during the procedure, a nasal splint will be applied as well. The bandages and splint help the tissues heal and conform to the new cartilage and bone structure.

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Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Cosmetic ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a procedure that corrects abnormalities in the structure of the ears. This plastic surgery procedure can greatly enhance a person´s appearance and self-esteem by reducing the size of large ears, or pinning back ears that protrude too far from the head.

The cartilage in a child´s ears is soft and easy to mold which is why otoplasty is highly recommended for children between the ages of 4-14. However, adults may choose to undergo this surgery as well and can still see amazing results.

This surgery isn't just for protruding ears, either. Otoplasty can correct other ear conditions including:
- Abnormally large ear lobes
- Lop ear (ear tip folds down and trends forward)
- Shell ear (certain features of a normal ear are missing, such as the curve in the outer rim and other natural folds)

Surgical Description
The good news is that medical advancements have made it much easier to undergo an otoplasty. Currently, there are several ways the ear can be reshaped. In your consultation, you will be able to discuss all your expectations with your surgeon. Together, you can decide which option is best for you or your child.

One technique involves cutting out the cartilage (the main structural component) of the ear. Another involves folding and stitching that cartilage instead of cutting it away. In the latter scenario, skin is cut away instead of cartilage. In either case, your surgeon will begin by making a small incision at the back of your ear, allowing access to the cartilage for the necessary procedure. After the surgery is complete, the incision site will be secured with stitches.

The actual surgery will last about two to three hours (depending on the complexity of the procedure for your particular case), and is generally recognized as an outpatient surgical procedure, which means you are discharged from the hospital the same day..

Recovery
You will be discharged from the hospital with a head bandage that needs to be worn for at least three days. Your
surgeon will instruct you on how long you will be required to wear it and how to best manage it while you are sleeping. When you have the first bandage removed by your surgeon, he or she will provide you with a headband-type dressing. Your surgeon may want you to keep this on for up to three weeks to promote proper healing.
If you have stitches that need to be taken out, your surgeon will do this about one week after the surgery. You or your child should plan to wait one week before resuming normal daily activities.

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Facial Implants

Facial implants are used to enhance certain features of your face, including your cheeks or your jaw line. Through a facial implant, a plastic surgeon can aesthetically improve facial contours and bring balance and structural proportion to the appearance of your face to create a more youthful appearance.

Surgical Description
The procedure follows a similar pattern for all facial areas. The surgeon makes a small incision near where the implant will be placed, either in a crease or inside the mouth at the gum/lip junction. Then a pocket is made in the facial tissue, the implant inserted, and the incision is stitched. The process generally takes 1-2 hours, usually with general anesthesia. The incision is bandaged or taped, and stitches are removed in 5-10 days (sutures placed inside the mouth will dissolve in a similar period of time). Sometimes facial implants are inserted at the same time as a facelift, nose or eyelid procedure is performed.

Placement of Facial Implants

Lower Jaw Implant - The implant is placed on the inside of the lower lip. The incision site will be secured with sutures that will dissolve in about one week. The procedure takes one to two hours.

Cheek Implant - The implant is placed internally through upper lip or externally via your lower eyelid. Sutures will vary depending on whether they're internal or external. The procedure takes about an hour.

Chin Implant - The implant is placed internally through the lower lip, or under your chin. As with the cheek implant, sutures will vary depending on whether they're internal or external. The procedure takes 30 minutes to an hour

Recovery
The good news about facial implants is that the recovery is very quick However, it is important to refrain from normal daily routines for about one week after surgery.
You can expect to experience difficulty in moving your mouth for about seven days after surgery, as well as bruising in the area around the location of your implant. Your doctor will instruct you to limit activity, set a dietary regimen, and give you dental hygiene guidelines.

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