As we age gravity begins to take its toll on the skin and subcutaneous tissue on our face and neck. This can result in a sagging and tired appearance usually first noticeable in our 40’s but continues into our 50’s and even 60’s. The facelift and neck lift operations are designed to re-suspend the facial and neck skin and underlying tissue called the SMAS creating a more youthful appearance.
PERMA FACIAL IMPLANT
The excitement surrounding this cosmetic enhancement breakthrough has been immediate and overwhelming both in the U.S. and consists of soft, solid silicone. It’s an implant that cannot rupture, deflate, or degrade over time. The implants correspond to the dimensions of the lip.
As we get older the wrinkles on our forehead become deeper and the eyebrows begin to droop which can lead to a tired or angry appearance and if the problem persists can even obscure our visual fields. The browlift operation is meant to resuspend the forehead skin and eyebrows creating a more youthful appearance.
The nose requires special consideration when it comes to plastic surgery. It is one of the first structures people see when they look at your face and the nose also serves a critical role in breathing and smelling. The shape of the nose is usually genetic, however most of us have been hit in the nose at some point which can alter the external shape and appearance.
Almost nowhere in the body do the signs of aging become more obvious than around the eyes. With time the eyebrows begin to droop, excess eyelid skin forms, and fat around the eye begins to protrude in the upper and lower eyelids. While in the youthful eye, there remains a fullness over the eyelids with a smooth transition from the lower eyelid to the cheek.
Do you wear heavy earrings? Have they pulled through or stretched out your earlobes? They can be repaired in the office in less than 30 minutes under local anesthesia with no down time.
Overly protruding ears often draw attention away from the face and can detract from overall facial harmony. Depending on the cause of the ear protrusion, a combination of sutures and cartilage weakening procedures are used to improve the appearance of the protruding ears restoring facial harmony.
DERMAL FILLERS & INJECTABLES
The youthful face is full of volume with smooth transitions from the cheek to the eye, mouth and nose. As we age these smooth transitions are interrupted by always deepening creases and an overall loss of volume. To combat this loss of volume and restore the smooth transitions between the facial zones dermal fillers are used.
SCAR REMOVAL & REVISION
All incisions or lacerations that go completely through the skin will leave a scar. Many factors determine how well a scar heals including nutritional status, co-morbidities like diabetes, genetic variations in healing, body location, how well the skin was closed at the time of the laceration and skin care after surgical closure.
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