Usually done as an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia and limited hair removal, a surgical procedure known as a forehead lift can resolve drooping eyebrows, forehead furrows, and frown lines. The surgeon removes excess skin, tissue, and muscle, leaving the patient with more youthful looking eyes, a smoother brow, and a rejuvenated facial expression.
One of the most common plastic surgery procedures is a facelift. This treatment addresses crow’s feet, jowls, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. During the procedure, the surgeon repositions muscle and connective tissue and removes excess skin. The result is a more youthful-looking face.
Cosmetic ear surgery (Otoplasty)
Protruding ears can be corrected through cosmetic ear surgery, or otoplasty, giving a patient (particularly children) more self-confidence without altering hearing ability. After studying the structure of the patient’s ears, the surgeon reshapes them by either trimming cartilage or using stitches to mold the cartilage into a more aesthetically-pleasing appearance.
Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Sagging eyelids caused by weakening eye muscles make you look older and can actually hinder your peripheral vision. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is an outpatient procedure during which the surgeon removes or redistributes excess skin, muscle, and/or fat from one or both eyelids. Usually performed in less than two hours, the blepharoplasty procedure improves vision and can provide a more youthful look.
Nose surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, reshapes the nose, making it more proportionate to a patient’s face. It also corrects breathing problems. Through an incision made inside the nose or in the tissue separating the nostrils, the surgeon reshapes the nose by removing bone or cartilage. Sometimes, cartilage grafts from the nose or ear are used to achieve the desired appearance or to achieve functional improvement in breathing.
This procedure surgically “sands down” raised areas of the skin to improve the appearance of scars and/or creases, even out skin pigmentation, and stimulate new collagen formation.