There are a number of common facial cosmetic surgery procedures that people seek after they inquire about plastic surgery. If you are interested in making some adjustments to your appearance but want to know more, here are some general ideas about various procedures. For more detailed information, contact the doctor’s office.
Facelift – The purpose of this surgery is to reduce or erase wrinkling in the facial features. The surgeon cuts away portions of skin and stretches the remainder over the facial bones. This works primarily for the neck and jowls. The eyes are not altered with a standard facelift.
Eyelid Surgery – Sometimes, patients are happy overall with their faces but one aspect seems out of place. Often, eyelids can swell or wrinkle to such an extent that they appear older than the rest of the face. Known as blepharoplasty, this procedure removes some of the bulging fat and loose skin of the upper and lower eyelids.
Ear Surgery – Also called otoplasty, this procedure is used to pin back the ears of people who are unsatisfied with the way that they protrude.
Chin Reduction – This procedure chisels away bone from the chin in order to bring it more in line with the patient’s desired appearance.
Chin Augmentation – Other patients prefer a stronger chin than the one that they have. An implant increases the chin size but patients with significant chin regression may require mandibular lengthening procedures performed by a maxillofacial surgeon.
Cheek Augmentation – Cheek augmentation may use facial implants, but this implant may be associated with asymmetry and distortion and is rarely used. Cheek implants are performed much less frequently because fat injections can restore superior fullness of the cheek without the potential problems with a facial implant.
All of these facial cosmetic surgery procedures have the goal of returning a more youthful appearance to the features of the patient’s face. For more information on any of these procedures or others, please contact a certified cosmetic surgeon.