1. 1Rhinoplasty

    Rhinoplasty

    Rhinoplasty or nose surgery, sometimes referred to as “nose reshaping” or a “nose job,” improves the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and self confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.

    Enhancing your appearance with nose plastic surgery

    While the shape of your nose is usually the result of heredity, the appearance may have been altered in an injury or during prior surgery.

    What can surgery of the nose accomplish?

    Rhinoplasty surgery can change:

    • Nose size, in relation to the other facial structures
    • Nose width, at the bridge
    • Nose profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
    • Nasal tip, that is large or bulbous, drooping, or too upturned
    • Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
    • Nasal asymmetry and deviation

    Rhinoplasty surgery steps

    Step 1 – Anesthesia

    Medications are administered for your comfort during rhinoplasty surgery. The choices include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

    Step 2 – The incision

    Surgery of the nose is performed either using a closed procedure, where incisions are hidden inside the nose, or an open procedure, where an incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. Through these incisions, the soft tissues that cover the nose are gently raised, allowing access to reshape the structure of the nose.

    Step 3 – Reshaping the nose structure

    Surgery of the nose can reduce or augment nasal structures with the use of cartilage grafted from other areas of your body.

    Most commonly, pieces of cartilage from the septum, the partition in the middle of the nose, is used for this purpose. Occasionally a piece of cartilage from the ear and rarely a section of rib cartilage can be used.

    Step 4 – Correcting a deviated septum

    If the septum is deviated, it is now straightened and the projections inside the nose are reduced to improve breathing.

    Step 5 – Closing the incision

    Once the underlying structure of the nose is sculpted to the desired shape, nasal skin and tissue is redraped and incisions are closed. Additional incisions may be placed in the natural creases of the nostrils to alter their size.

    Step 6 – See the results

    Splints and internal tubes will likely support the nose as it begins to heal for approximately one week.
    While initial swelling subsides within a few weeks, it may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully refine.

    During this time you may notice gradual changes in the appearance of your nose as it refines to a more permanent outcome. Swelling may come and go and worsen in the morning during the first year following your nose surgery.

    A nose surgery procedure to improve an obstructed airway requires careful evaluation of the nasal structure as it relates to airflow and breathing. Correction of a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of breathing impairment, is achieved by adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment.

    Recovery

    After your procedure is completed, a splint, internal tubes or packing will likely be placed inside your nose and a splint or bandages placed on the outside to support and protect the new structures during initial healing.

    It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate and up to a year – and sometimes longer – for the outcome of the surgery to fully refine after rhinoplasty surgery. Although the results of nose surgery are usually permanent, cartilage may continue to reshape and move tissue that may change the outcome over time.

  2. 2Liposuction

    Liposuction

    Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image. Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some people may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be due to family traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness.

    Liposuction surgery can be used to treat stubborn fat pockets in many parts of the body including:

    • Abdomen and waist
    • Thighs, hips and buttocks
    • Arms, neck and back
    • Inner knee
    • Chest
    • Cheeks and chin
    • Calves and ankles

    Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity and is not a replacement for regular exercise and good eating habits. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips and buttocks. People with stubborn areas of fat and who exercise regularly are the best candidates for this procedure.

    What is the procedure of liposuction surgery?

    Step 1 – Anesthesia

    Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

    Step 2 – The incision

    Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions. First, sterile liquid solution is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through these incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.

    Problem areas that can be addressed with liposuction:

    The results

    Your improved body contour will be apparent when the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside. With continued practices of healthy diet and fitness, the loss of excess fatty tissue should be permanently maintained. However, substantial weight gain can alter an otherwise permanent result.

    Recovery

    Once your procedure is completed, a compression garment or elastic bandages may cover treatment areas. These help to control swelling after liposuction and compress the skin to your new body contours. In addition, small temporary drains may be placed in existing incisions beneath the skin to remove any excess blood or fluid.

    Results

    It may take several months for the swelling to fully dissipate after liposuction surgery. As it does, your new contours and enhanced self-image should continue to develop. The fulfillment you feel from the initial results of liposuction should continue as long as you control your weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    A significant weight gain can reverse your results. Following liposuction, your slimmer and better-proportioned body should more accurately reflect the healthy and active life you lead.

  3. 3Body Contouring

    Body Contouring

    Body contouring after major weight loss improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports fat and skin and removes excess sagging fat and skin. Following weight reduction surgery, or any substantial amount of weight loss, the skin and tissues often lack elasticity and cannot conform to the reduced body size. As a result, skin that has been severely stretched now is unsupported:

    • Upper arms may sag and appear loose and full
    • Breasts may flatten and hang with nipples pointed downward
    • Abdominal area may extend around the sides and into the lower back area, resulting in an apron-like overhang
    • Buttocks, groin and thighs can sag and cause hanging pockets of skin

    Surgical body contouring following major weight loss improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports fat and skin, and removes excess sagging fat and skin. The result is a more normal appearance to the body, with smoother contours. This is, in essence, the final phase of your total weight loss experience.

    Is it right for me?

    Before you decide to undergo body contouring following major weight loss, your weight loss must be stabilized.

    • If you continue to lose weight, sagging pockets will redevelop.
    • If you rapidly regain the weight, you will traumatically stress your already weakened and thinned skin, causing further stress to the skin, visible stretch marks and wide scars.

    If you had weight reduction surgery, your plastic surgeon will work closely with your physician to determine when it is appropriate for you to begin body contouring.

    Good candidates for body contouring are:

    • Adults of any age whose weight loss has stabilized
    • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase risk of surgery
    • Non-smokers
    • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what body contouring can accomplish
    • Individuals committed to leading a healthy lifestyle including proper nutrition and fitness

    What is the procedure of body contouring surgery?

    The procedures necessary to achieve your goals will be defined along with a plan for the timing of these procedures. Plastic surgery procedures that may be recommended by your physician include:

    • Lower body lift: to correct sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, groin and outer thighs
    • Breast lift: to correct sagging, flattened breasts
    • Arm lift: to correct sagging of the upper arms
    • Thigh lift: to correct sagging of the inner, outer and mid thigh

    Step 1 – Anesthesia

    Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

    Step 2 – The incision

    All body contouring procedures require incisions to remove excess skin. In many cases, these incisions may be extensive.

    Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as personal preference and your doctor’s surgical judgment. Advanced techniques usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing, but this is not always the case.

    Body contouring is often performed in stages. Your particular condition and goals, as well as your plastic surgeon’s best judgment, will all influence how your doctor defines a surgical plan. While it may have taken you two years or more to lose all the excess weight, it may take equally as long for the results of your body contouring to be complete.

    Body Lift

    A complete lower body lift treats sagging buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and outer thighs in one procedure or in staged procedures. Incision patterns vary, and may include a circumferential incision around the body to remove the “belt” of excess skin and fat.

    Breast Lift

    The incision patterns for lifting a woman’s sagging breasts will be determined based on the amount of excess skin to be removed.

    These may include one or a combination of incisions in a circular pattern around the areola, in a line extending from the areola to the breast crease, and horizontally along the breast crease. A breast implant also may be recommended to enhance breast shape and size.

    Arm Lift

    Sagging skin in the upper arms is treated with an incision from the underarm area extending along the inside or back of the upper arm. Additional incisions on the arms may be necessary anywhere excess skin has formed sagging pockets.

    The smoother, tighter contours that result from upper arm contouring are apparent almost immediately, although initially obscured by swelling and bruising. In addition, skin quality is dramatically improved in both appearance and texture.

    Thigh Lift

    Reshaping of the thighs is achieved through incisions in the groin that can extend downward to the knee along the inner portion of the thigh. Improving contours of the outer thigh may require an incision extending from the groin around the hip. Through these incisions your plastic surgeon will tighten tissues for a smoother, better toned thigh.

    After the procedure

    After your body contouring procedure is completed, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.

    The Results

    The results of a body contouring following aggressive weight loss are visible almost immediately. However, it may take as many as one to two years or more for the final results of all the recommended body contouring procedures to fully develop. Visible scars will remain, but the overall results are long lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness.

    As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness. However, most of your initial improvement should be relatively permanent.

  4. 4Blepharoplasty

    Blepharoplasty

    Eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.

    Treatable conditions:

    • Upper eyelid surgery can remove excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids.
    • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision, can be treated by eyelid lift surgery.
    • Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can remove excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
    • Bags under the eyes can be corrected by blepharoplasty.
    • Lower eyelid surgery can correct droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye).

    Is it right for me?

    A blepharoplasty procedure is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and have realistic goals for improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area.
    You should undergo blepharoplasty surgery for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

    What is the procedure of an eyelid surgery?

    Step 1 – Anesthesia

    Medications are administered for your comfort during the eyelid surgery procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

    Step 2 – The incision

    The incision lines for eyelid surgery are designed for scars to be well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region.

    Droopy conditions of the upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid allowing repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and tissue, and/or removal of excess skin.

    Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line. Through this incision, excess skin in the lower eyelids is removed.

    A transconjunctival incision, one hidden inside the lower eyelid, is an alternate technique to correct lower eyelid conditions and redistribute or remove excess fat.

    Step 3 – Closing the incisions

    Eyelid incisions typically are closed with:

    • Removable or absorbable sutures
      Skin adhesives
      Surgical tape

    Your surgeon may use a laser chemical peel to erase dark discoloration of the lower eyelids.

    Results

    The results of eyelid surgery will appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal a smooth, better-defined eyelid and surrounding region, and an alert and rejuvenated appearance.

  5. 5Facelift

    Rhytidectomy

    If you are bothered by signs of aging in your face, facelift surgery may be right for you. Technically 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 midface
    • Deep creases below the lower eyelids
    • Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
    • Fat that has fallen or is displaced
    • Loss of muscle tone in the lower face may create jowls
    • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can make even a person of normal weight appear to have a double chin. Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes.

    What facelifts won’t do:

    As a restorative surgery, a facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.

    What is the procedure?

    Step 1 – Anesthesia

    Medications are administered for your comfort during a facelift procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

    A variety of other procedures can further enhance the outcome of a facelift. They include:

    Facial implants, Soft tissue augmentation to recontour the facial structure, Resurfacing techniques to improve the tone and texture of facial skin, Wrinkle reduction by injection

    Step 2 – The incision

    Depending on the degree of change you’d like to see, your rhytidectomy surgery choices include a traditional facelift, limited incision facelift or a neck lift. A traditional facelift incision often begins in the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face, jowls and neck. Underlying tissue is repositioned, commonly the deeper layers of the face and the muscles are also lifted.

    Skin is redraped over the uplifted contours and excess skin is trimmed away. A second incision under the chin may be necessary to further improve an aging neck. Sutures or skin adhesives close the incisions.

    Traditional Facelift

    An alternative to a traditional facelift uses shorter incisions at the temples, continuing around the ear and possibly within the lower eyelids or under the upper lip.

    Limited Incision

    Sagging jowls, loose neck skin and fat accumulation under the chin may be corrected with a neck lift. The neck lift incision often begins in front of the ear lobe and wraps around behind the ear ending in the lower scalp.


  • Rhinoplasty

    Rhinoplasty

    Rhinoplasty or nose surgery, sometimes referred to as “nose reshaping” or a “nose job,” improves the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and self confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.

    Enhancing your appearance with nose plastic surgery

    While the shape of your nose is usually the result of heredity, the appearance may have been altered in an injury or during prior surgery.

    What can surgery of the nose accomplish?

    Rhinoplasty surgery can change:

    • Nose size, in relation to the other facial structures
    • Nose width, at the bridge
    • Nose profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
    • Nasal tip, that is large or bulbous, drooping, or too upturned
    • Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
    • Nasal asymmetry and deviation

    Rhinoplasty surgery steps

    Step 1 – Anesthesia

    Medications are administered for your comfort during rhinoplasty surgery. The choices include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

    Step 2 – The incision

    Surgery of the nose is performed either using a closed procedure, where incisions are hidden inside the nose, or an open procedure, where an incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. Through these incisions, the soft tissues that cover the nose are gently raised, allowing access to reshape the structure of the nose.

    Step 3 – Reshaping the nose structure

    Surgery of the nose can reduce or augment nasal structures with the use of cartilage grafted from other areas of your body.

    Most commonly, pieces of cartilage from the septum, the partition in the middle of the nose, is used for this purpose. Occasionally a piece of cartilage from the ear and rarely a section of rib cartilage can be used.

    Step 4 – Correcting a deviated septum

    If the septum is deviated, it is now straightened and the projections inside the nose are reduced to improve breathing.

    Step 5 – Closing the incision

    Once the underlying structure of the nose is sculpted to the desired shape, nasal skin and tissue is redraped and incisions are closed. Additional incisions may be placed in the natural creases of the nostrils to alter their size.

    Step 6 – See the results

    Splints and internal tubes will likely support the nose as it begins to heal for approximately one week.
    While initial swelling subsides within a few weeks, it may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully refine.

    During this time you may notice gradual changes in the appearance of your nose as it refines to a more permanent outcome. Swelling may come and go and worsen in the morning during the first year following your nose surgery.

    A nose surgery procedure to improve an obstructed airway requires careful evaluation of the nasal structure as it relates to airflow and breathing. Correction of a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of breathing impairment, is achieved by adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment.

    Recovery

    After your procedure is completed, a splint, internal tubes or packing will likely be placed inside your nose and a splint or bandages placed on the outside to support and protect the new structures during initial healing.

    It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate and up to a year – and sometimes longer – for the outcome of the surgery to fully refine after rhinoplasty surgery. Although the results of nose surgery are usually permanent, cartilage may continue to reshape and move tissue that may change the outcome over time.

  • Liposuction

    Liposuction

    Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image. Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some people may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be due to family traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness.

    Liposuction surgery can be used to treat stubborn fat pockets in many parts of the body including:

    • Abdomen and waist
    • Thighs, hips and buttocks
    • Arms, neck and back
    • Inner knee
    • Chest
    • Cheeks and chin
    • Calves and ankles

    Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity and is not a replacement for regular exercise and good eating habits. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips and buttocks. People with stubborn areas of fat and who exercise regularly are the best candidates for this procedure.

    What is the procedure of liposuction surgery?

    Step 1 – Anesthesia

    Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

    Step 2 – The incision

    Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions. First, sterile liquid solution is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through these incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.

    Problem areas that can be addressed with liposuction:

    The results

    Your improved body contour will be apparent when the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside. With continued practices of healthy diet and fitness, the loss of excess fatty tissue should be permanently maintained. However, substantial weight gain can alter an otherwise permanent result.

    Recovery

    Once your procedure is completed, a compression garment or elastic bandages may cover treatment areas. These help to control swelling after liposuction and compress the skin to your new body contours. In addition, small temporary drains may be placed in existing incisions beneath the skin to remove any excess blood or fluid.

    Results

    It may take several months for the swelling to fully dissipate after liposuction surgery. As it does, your new contours and enhanced self-image should continue to develop. The fulfillment you feel from the initial results of liposuction should continue as long as you control your weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    A significant weight gain can reverse your results. Following liposuction, your slimmer and better-proportioned body should more accurately reflect the healthy and active life you lead.

  • Body Contouring

    Body Contouring

    Body contouring after major weight loss improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports fat and skin and removes excess sagging fat and skin. Following weight reduction surgery, or any substantial amount of weight loss, the skin and tissues often lack elasticity and cannot conform to the reduced body size. As a result, skin that has been severely stretched now is unsupported:

    • Upper arms may sag and appear loose and full
    • Breasts may flatten and hang with nipples pointed downward
    • Abdominal area may extend around the sides and into the lower back area, resulting in an apron-like overhang
    • Buttocks, groin and thighs can sag and cause hanging pockets of skin

    Surgical body contouring following major weight loss improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports fat and skin, and removes excess sagging fat and skin. The result is a more normal appearance to the body, with smoother contours. This is, in essence, the final phase of your total weight loss experience.

    Is it right for me?

    Before you decide to undergo body contouring following major weight loss, your weight loss must be stabilized.

    • If you continue to lose weight, sagging pockets will redevelop.
    • If you rapidly regain the weight, you will traumatically stress your already weakened and thinned skin, causing further stress to the skin, visible stretch marks and wide scars.

    If you had weight reduction surgery, your plastic surgeon will work closely with your physician to determine when it is appropriate for you to begin body contouring.

    Good candidates for body contouring are:

    • Adults of any age whose weight loss has stabilized
    • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase risk of surgery
    • Non-smokers
    • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what body contouring can accomplish
    • Individuals committed to leading a healthy lifestyle including proper nutrition and fitness

    What is the procedure of body contouring surgery?

    The procedures necessary to achieve your goals will be defined along with a plan for the timing of these procedures. Plastic surgery procedures that may be recommended by your physician include:

    • Lower body lift: to correct sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, groin and outer thighs
    • Breast lift: to correct sagging, flattened breasts
    • Arm lift: to correct sagging of the upper arms
    • Thigh lift: to correct sagging of the inner, outer and mid thigh

    Step 1 – Anesthesia

    Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

    Step 2 – The incision

    All body contouring procedures require incisions to remove excess skin. In many cases, these incisions may be extensive.

    Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as personal preference and your doctor’s surgical judgment. Advanced techniques usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing, but this is not always the case.

    Body contouring is often performed in stages. Your particular condition and goals, as well as your plastic surgeon’s best judgment, will all influence how your doctor defines a surgical plan. While it may have taken you two years or more to lose all the excess weight, it may take equally as long for the results of your body contouring to be complete.

    Body Lift

    A complete lower body lift treats sagging buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and outer thighs in one procedure or in staged procedures. Incision patterns vary, and may include a circumferential incision around the body to remove the “belt” of excess skin and fat.

    Breast Lift

    The incision patterns for lifting a woman’s sagging breasts will be determined based on the amount of excess skin to be removed.

    These may include one or a combination of incisions in a circular pattern around the areola, in a line extending from the areola to the breast crease, and horizontally along the breast crease. A breast implant also may be recommended to enhance breast shape and size.

    Arm Lift

    Sagging skin in the upper arms is treated with an incision from the underarm area extending along the inside or back of the upper arm. Additional incisions on the arms may be necessary anywhere excess skin has formed sagging pockets.

    The smoother, tighter contours that result from upper arm contouring are apparent almost immediately, although initially obscured by swelling and bruising. In addition, skin quality is dramatically improved in both appearance and texture.

    Thigh Lift

    Reshaping of the thighs is achieved through incisions in the groin that can extend downward to the knee along the inner portion of the thigh. Improving contours of the outer thigh may require an incision extending from the groin around the hip. Through these incisions your plastic surgeon will tighten tissues for a smoother, better toned thigh.

    After the procedure

    After your body contouring procedure is completed, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.

    The Results

    The results of a body contouring following aggressive weight loss are visible almost immediately. However, it may take as many as one to two years or more for the final results of all the recommended body contouring procedures to fully develop. Visible scars will remain, but the overall results are long lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness.

    As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness. However, most of your initial improvement should be relatively permanent.

  • Blepharoplasty

    Blepharoplasty

    Eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.

    Treatable conditions:

    • Upper eyelid surgery can remove excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids.
    • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision, can be treated by eyelid lift surgery.
    • Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can remove excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
    • Bags under the eyes can be corrected by blepharoplasty.
    • Lower eyelid surgery can correct droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye).

    Is it right for me?

    A blepharoplasty procedure is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and have realistic goals for improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area.
    You should undergo blepharoplasty surgery for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

    What is the procedure of an eyelid surgery?

    Step 1 – Anesthesia

    Medications are administered for your comfort during the eyelid surgery procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

    Step 2 – The incision

    The incision lines for eyelid surgery are designed for scars to be well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region.

    Droopy conditions of the upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid allowing repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and tissue, and/or removal of excess skin.

    Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line. Through this incision, excess skin in the lower eyelids is removed.

    A transconjunctival incision, one hidden inside the lower eyelid, is an alternate technique to correct lower eyelid conditions and redistribute or remove excess fat.

    Step 3 – Closing the incisions

    Eyelid incisions typically are closed with:

    • Removable or absorbable sutures
      Skin adhesives
      Surgical tape

    Your surgeon may use a laser chemical peel to erase dark discoloration of the lower eyelids.

    Results

    The results of eyelid surgery will appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal a smooth, better-defined eyelid and surrounding region, and an alert and rejuvenated appearance.

  • Facelift

    Rhytidectomy

    If you are bothered by signs of aging in your face, facelift surgery may be right for you. Technically 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 midface
    • Deep creases below the lower eyelids
    • Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
    • Fat that has fallen or is displaced
    • Loss of muscle tone in the lower face may create jowls
    • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can make even a person of normal weight appear to have a double chin. Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes.

    What facelifts won’t do:

    As a restorative surgery, a facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.

    What is the procedure?

    Step 1 – Anesthesia

    Medications are administered for your comfort during a facelift procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

    A variety of other procedures can further enhance the outcome of a facelift. They include:

    Facial implants, Soft tissue augmentation to recontour the facial structure, Resurfacing techniques to improve the tone and texture of facial skin, Wrinkle reduction by injection

    Step 2 – The incision

    Depending on the degree of change you’d like to see, your rhytidectomy surgery choices include a traditional facelift, limited incision facelift or a neck lift. A traditional facelift incision often begins in the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face, jowls and neck. Underlying tissue is repositioned, commonly the deeper layers of the face and the muscles are also lifted.

    Skin is redraped over the uplifted contours and excess skin is trimmed away. A second incision under the chin may be necessary to further improve an aging neck. Sutures or skin adhesives close the incisions.

    Traditional Facelift

    An alternative to a traditional facelift uses shorter incisions at the temples, continuing around the ear and possibly within the lower eyelids or under the upper lip.

    Limited Incision

    Sagging jowls, loose neck skin and fat accumulation under the chin may be corrected with a neck lift. The neck lift incision often begins in front of the ear lobe and wraps around behind the ear ending in the lower scalp.

Cosmetic Procedures: Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift – Mastopexy, Gynecomastia, Brachioplasty – Arm Lift, Tummy Tuck – Abdominoplasty, Facelift surgery, Nose Surgery, Eyelid Surgery – Blepharoplasty, Liposuction, Body Contouring, Spider vein treatment

Minimally Invasive Procedures: Botox, chemical peel, dermabrasion, fillers, laser – skin rejuvenation and resurfacing

Reconstructive Services: Breast Reconstruction, Breast reduction, Scar revision, Skin cancer, Hand surgeries

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