As we all live longer, healthier lives more and
more people are wanting to look as young as they feel. Personal appearance
will always remain paramount to both men and women, and having a surgical
procedure to restore our once youthful look is a realistic aspiration.
Having cosmetic surgery to maintain appearance has lost the old stigma of a
manifestation of personal vanity.
Whether you are having surgery to turn back time
or you need a plastic surgeon for reconstruction due to an accident or a trauma
or congenital malformations - they are able to bring surgical results by
improving the function of important areas such as the eyelids, the nose or the
You will find extensive information here on all
the different types of facial plastic surgery procedures, both surgically
invasive and non-invasive treatments. Most patients want to achieve with facial
procedures - harmony and balance to the face. The eyes,
nose and chin are three distinct facial components, and they all work together
when it comes to presenting a youthful and attractive appearance. Whether
one area is detracting from your overall appearance, or the aging process has
begun to affect your face as a whole - there is a variety of surgical and
noninvasive options that can create or restore harmony and beauty. Rejuvenating
premature aged skin and face and finding out what techniques or procedures that
will be right for you will help you make an informed decision about your next
Facial aesthetics can be better understood
when the length of the face is divided in three equal thirds:
Upper Third of
the Face: forehead and brows
- and to some degree the eyelids
of the Face: lower eyelids,
nose and cheeks
Lower Third of
the Face: lower cheeks, jaw
line, neck and chin
Facial aesthetics can
be sometimes be controversial, as it has been stated that facial symmetry
contributes to facial beauty and harmony. Facial symmetry is achieved by
measuring the face into the mid-sagittal plane and comparing the left and the
right side, however; it is rarely if ever that the two sides are going to end up
being perfectly symmetrical. The degree of asymmetry between the two sides
of the face depends on the degree of bone development, muscle activity and of
course fat deposition on either side.
Too large of a facial
implant could have the potential of making someone look skeletal. Too much
fat to mimic a needed implant makes for a chubby non-defined face. And a
patient that elects to do a face lift without taking into consideration soft
tissue loss will make their face look not younger but more gaunt and skeletal.
This procedure is address moderate to deep facial
wrinkles and to eliminate the signs of aging including sagging or lax facial
skin. Face lifts can
restore the youthful volumes and curves the face had in earlier years before
gravity starting pulling things down. As we age, the elements of the sun
and gravity forces the face to lose both bony and soft tissue volume which
contributes to a skeletal or hallowing effect, sagging and of course wrinkles.
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty involves removal
of excess skin and fat deposits around the eyes. The goal of this surgery
is to rejuvenate the eye area and remove the tired appearance that premature
aging can bring. This procedure is also done for functional problems
including droopy lids that will interfere with peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty
is actually one of the most common facial surgeries performed in the United
States each year.
A brow lift also known as a "forehead lift" is a
procedure that will raise your eyebrows to a higher position in order to improve
on lateral hoods (droopy flaps of skin that hang over the outside corner portion
of the eye). Unfortunately the effects of aging are inevitable and often,
the brow and forehead will show the first signs. A brow lift will also
soften any horizontal forehead wrinkles as well as the glabellar line that is in
between the eyebrow area.
Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery procedure can bring
more balance to the features of the face. It also is performed as a
reconstructive procedure for functional breathing - such as having a deviated
Rhinoplasty can address the following
A neck lift can be the answer to patients who suffer from sagging or loose hanging skin in the neck area. A neck lift will improve the appearance of the neck and under the jaw line. Unfortunately for many, the neck area tends to age faster than the face area. Neck lifts (Platysma Lift) are done as a combination surgery with a face lift procedure or as a surgery by itself. Many younger patients undergo the platysmaplasty procedure - well before the time a face lift might be needed.
Lip augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures offered.
As we age, we lose the fullness in our lips that makes them look young and
pouty. Aging causes the lips to become thin and also causes the small wrinkles
seen above the lip border.
Another name for Otoplasty is "ear pinning".
Having ears that are overly large or protruding can have a detrimental impact on
a person's self esteem. This procedure is done frequently on both children
and adults who have protruding ears, as a child's ears has reached their full
growth potential by age 5 or 6. It is also used to help correct congenital
malformations with deformed ears. Otoplasty is almost always successful in
correcting this deformity, and has a positive impact on patients.
A chin augmentation will strengthen your profile by making a weak chin more prominent. Chin Augmentation is a common procedure which brings balance to the facial structure by way of correcting a weak chin due to congenital deficiency, age-related bone resorption or facial trauma.
Prominent, full cheeks give us a youthful, healthy appearance. Cheeks which are too fatty, or large, can make us look overweight and heavy. When augmentation is performed incorrectly it can make us look very unnatural, however, with proper projection laterally, frontally or both balance can be brought to the face with either implants or injectable fillers.
Jaw-line implants can help with symmetry to a
face with balancing out a prominent nose. Jaw implants can also add width
to the face and enhance a receding or a weak jaw-line. These implants are
very popular with males, as a strong jaw is often associated with
masculinity...and a receding jaw can be associated with weakness.