Also known as blepharoplasty, this is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, restoring firmness to the area surrounding the eyes. Eyelid surgery can treat: loose or sagging skin that creates folds or hides the natural contour of the upper eyelid; excess skin that hangs down from the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision; excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids; bags under the eyes; droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris and excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid. An incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid allows access to remove excess skin, muscle and underlying fatty tissue. Using an incision inside the lower eyelid, fat is removed or redistributed and muscle modified to correct baggy lower eyelid. An incision below the lower lash line allows excess skin to be removed. This procedure is done on an outpatient basis usually under general anesthesia.
Also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as sagging in the mid-face; deep creases below the lower eyelids; deep creases between the nose and mouth; fat that has fallen or is displaced; loss of muscle tone in the lower face that may create jowls; loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw. A facelift is designed to correct all of these aging features, restoring a more youthful appearance with uplifted contours and improved tone in facial skin and underlying muscle. Typical incisions begin within the hairline, above the temple and continue along or just inside the ear, ending behind the ear. This allows access to tighten underlying tissue, remove excess fat and reduce sagging skin. If skin tone is good and only mid-face aging or excess fat in the neck will be corrected, abbreviated techniques with shorter incisions may be used. This procedure is done on an outpatient basis, usually under general anesthesia.
Also known as rhinoplasty, surgery of the nose improves the appearance and proportion of your nose and may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose. Rhinoplasty can change the nose size in relation to facial balance, nose width, at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils, nose profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge, nasal tip, that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked, nostrils that are large, wide or upturned and nasal asymmetry. This procedure is done on an outpatient basis, usually under general anesthesia.