Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. It may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient’s field of vision.
Brow lifts can revitalize drooping or lined foreheads, helping you to look less angry, sad or tired. Using either traditional or minimally invasive (endoscopic) methods, the muscles above the eyes are altered to smooth lines and raise the eyebrows for a more youthful appearance. The procedure is often combined with other operations such as blepharoplasty and facelifts to improve the look of the eyes and other areas of the face.
Whether or not we notice it consciously, full cheeks are often a part of how we judge a person’s face. Cheek implants can have a major impact on the appearance and self-confidence of patients whose cheeks have thinned or sunken due to age, illness or other causes.
Although many people do not notice it, a weak chin can significantly affect facial appearance, causing the nose to look larger or the neck to look loose. Chin augmentation is often performed to provide a more balanced facial appearance and create a chin that is stronger, wider or longer, depending on each patient’s individual goals.
During the procedure, an implant is inserted into the chin through a small incision underneath. The implant is placed into a pocket and secured. This procedure usually takes about 30 minutes to perform, with patients usually able to return to work and other regular activities in a few days.
In time, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces: deep creases appear beside the mouth, the jaw line slackens, and folds and fat deposits appear on the neck. Facelifts counteract these problems by removing fat and tightening skin and muscles, giving your face a fresher, youthful look.
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Fat grafting is a cosmetic surgery technique that can be used to enhance or plump up different areas of the body as an alternative to synthetic implants. During this procedure, fat from the patient’s own body (usually from the abdomen) is extracted and then injected into another area that is lacking sufficient fat volume and fullness.
Lip augmentation increases the size of the lip for patients whose lips have lost volume with age, or who are unhappy with the natural appearance of their lips. Through injectable fillers, autologous grafts or repositioning of the lip (v-y lift, lip lift) patients can achieve larger, fuller lips. With realistic expectations and good overall health, most patients are satisfied with the results of this procedure.
Otoplasty (Ear Re-shaping), or ear surgery, is a surgical procedure performed to correct large or protruding ears for a more proportionate appearance. Unlike most other plastic surgery procedures, otoplasty (Ear Re-shaping) is often performed on children, as the ears are typically finished growing by the age of five. Early treatment helps reduce teasing and any affect on self-esteem that large or misshapen ears may cause. Otoplasty (Ear Re-shaping) may also be performed to correct ears damaged by an accident or injury.
Many people who undergo rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, are unhappy with their results and seek additional treatment to achieve the results they desire. Unsatisfactory results may occur because of a complicated condition, poor communication between patient and surgeon or because of the patient’s natural healing abilities.
Revision rhinoplasty is often more complex than a primary rhinoplasty, as there may be less cartilage available and a graft from the patient’s own body may be required in order to create the desired shape and proportion of the nose. Incisions for this procedure can usually be made in the nose to conceal any scarring.
One of the most common plastic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty (nasal surgery) is performed to reshape, reduce or augment a person’s nose, remove a hump, narrow nostril width, change the angle between the nose and the mouth, or to correct injury, birth defects, or other problems that affect breathing. Results depend on the patient’s nasal bone and cartilage structure, facial shape, skin thickness and age (teenagers should have had their growth spurt).
Scar revision is performed to reduce the appearance of scars caused by injury or previous surgery. Scars are by definition permanent, but dermabrasion and lasers can narrow, fade and otherwise reduce the appearance of severe or unattractive scarring.
Androgenetic alopecia, or pattern baldness, is the leading cause of hair loss in men and women. Less common causes of hair loss include certain medications, thyroid disease, childbirth and cancer treatments. Male pattern baldness usually begins with a receding hairline and thinning at the crown. Female pattern baldness usually consists of thinning across the top of the scalp with preservation of the frontal hairline.
“Follicular-Unit Micrografting” is the method by which hair follicles are redistributed in a manner which duplicates how hairs naturally grow from the scalp providing the most natural-looking, permanent solution for those who are bald or have thinning hair.
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