The Face in the Mirror Doesn’t Reflect Who I Am Inside
In years past, cosmetic alteration of the face was something shrouded in secrecy and available only to a wealthier segment of the population. Fortunately, over the years, medical technology has made exciting new advances in the field of plastic surgery. These advances have made facial rejuvenation and restoration no longer extremely risky or costly, making plastic surgery now available to a far broader range of people. Because of this, the former stigma of cosmetic surgery has happily gone the way of the girdle.
With results that are more natural and recovery times significantly reduced, more people than ever are choosing to rejuvenate their faces with any number of procedures now available. Today, both men and women are healthier and living longer, and these procedures give people the opportunity to look as well as they feel.
What Are My Options For a More Attractive Face?
Today, there are a number of exciting options that can be used separately or in a combination of procedures to help you restore and rejuvenate your face, or change or repair something that you have always wished to be different.
Brow Lift – A Brow Lift addresses the frown lines and wrinkles of the forehead as well as the position of sagging eyebrows. Different approaches exist to address this area. Most typically the surgery is performed with the assistance of a small camera (endoscope) and small incisions made in the hairline.
Cheek Lift – A cheek lift is performed using an incision just below the lashes. Excess skin from under the lower lid is removed and the lax ligaments which have allowed skin to sag and develop bags are repositioned to ensure a long term result.
Eyelift (Blepharoplasty) – Blepheroplasty often consists of either an upper or lower blepharoplasty or both. An upper blepharoplasty removes excess skin from the upper lid to provide a crisp eye shadow space. Lower blepharoplasty involves removal of excess skin and “bags” from the lower eyelid using an incision just under the lashes which generally heals without a visible scar. This also often involves fat removal or repositioning as well as shape restoration to achieve a more youthful, rested appearance.
Facelift (Rhytidectomy) – This typically involves an incision placed in front and behind the ear to remove excess skin and tighten the underlying tissue for a long lasting result. This improves jowls as well as contours the nasolabial crease (the line that extends from your nose to your mouth).
Necklift – A neck lift removes and tightens the skin under the chin as well as to removing any bands that may be present on the neck. A neck lift may be performed on its own or with a facelift. Options for neck rejuvenation include liposuction or direct surgical manipulation, and often a combination of both methods is performed depending on the amount of excess skin and/or fat that may be present.
Nose (Rhinoplasty) – Rhinoplasty is a procedure performed to surgically improve the shape and features of the nose. Different areas of concern are addressed and include the bridge, tip, nostrils, and the septum (cartilage) internally.
In the following pages you will find information on various facial rejuvenation procedures we hope you will find both interesting and informational. When you’re ready, we’ll be happy to help you start the process of a more attractive and youthful looking you so that the face you see in the mirror really will reflect the person you are inside.