Face Procedures continued
As people grow older, the skin of the face begins to wrinkle and sag, and can lead to heaviness along the jawline and laxity of the neck. Exposure to the sun, genetic influences and other factors can contribute to the effects of aging. A facelift can correct these conditions and give people a more youthful appearance. This procedure involves the tightening of facial and neck skin and muscles, as well as the removal of excess skin. We most often utilize techniques which involve the suspension of lining tissues of the skin rather than the skin itself to prevent a "stretched" appearance ("extended SMAS lift"). Facelift incisions are placed in areas where they are minimally visible. A more recent advance is a "short-scar" facelift in which excellent results can be obtained with fewer scars. The objective is to elevate the underlying structures and redrape the skin on the face in order to give a more youthful, healthy and rested appearance. We have a great deal of experience with this procedure and can assure that the results will appear natural.
The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, although some of our patients prefer to take advantage of the extended stay unit. The discomfort associated with a facelift is usually minimal to moderate. Bruising and swelling are expected, but this will resolve in ten days to two weeks following the surgery. As with any plastic surgery procedure, the healing process with a facelift is gradual and final results may not be apparent for several weeks, but the benefits from the surgery will last for years.
Rhinoplasty is performed to change the appearance of the nose to be more aesthetic and pleasing. The nose is composed of three zones. One, two, or all three may need to be addressed at the time of surgery. For instance, some patients are concerned about their "bump" whereas others by their "tip." Methods to address the particular features of each patient's nose will be discussed. Of course it is imperative that facial harmony be achieved. A splint is removed by the 5th day and most people are fully recovered in approximately a week to 10 days.
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