The new year is the perfect time for change. We make resolutions for that very reason–a brand new year is a blank slate full of nothing but potential. If you’re thinking about making a big change in 2019, why not think about a whole new look? If you’re tired of the wrinkles and sagging skin you took with you from 2018, now’s the time to start considering these popular facial plastic surgeries to refresh your look.
The rhinoplasty or “nose job” is consistently one of the most popular facial plastic surgeries all over the world. Why? Because the nose is a dominant facial feature. It draws the eye and attracts attention–both positive or negative. The nose also has an impact on facial balance and is often out of proportion with the other features. Many people dislike the size or shape of their nose and choose to make a permanent change with rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty is a highly customized procedure that enhances facial harmony and overall aesthetics by shaping the nose and correcting any flaws that the patient wishes to change. This is a complex procedure, but when it is performed by an experienced facial plastic surgeon, the results can be dramatic and help patients feel more confident. Rhinoplasty can also be used to improve the function of the nose for patients with breathing problems.
A blepharoplasty is a procedure that addresses the eyelids, an area of the face that begins aging quite early. Many people start to look constantly tired as they age, which is typically a result of drooping eyelids and “bags” underneath the lower lids. During a blepharoplasty procedure, a plastic surgeon repositions fat under the eyes, trims excess skin, and brightens up the eyes by tightening surrounding tissues. Some patients only need rejuvenation in the lower or upper lids, while others see best results with both procedures.
Sometimes, the upper lids droop so far that they can impede vision. By trimming excess skin in the upper lids, the patient’s vision and aesthetics will both improve. A skilled plastic surgeon can help each patient determine which type of blepharoplasty he or she needs. Eyelid surgery is one of the most popular facial plastic surgeries because the results are so dramatic and the procedure requires little downtime. Patients look awake, alert, and youthful after they recover from blepharoplasty.
Like the eyes, the forehead usually begins the aging process earlier then the rest of the face. It starts to droop and sag, which can cause changes in resting expression. Patients often complain that they look angry or sad all the time due to their sagging brow.
Modern forehead lifts are usually performed using the endoscopic technique. A small camera provides the surgeon with visibility as he or she lifts the tissues and elevates the brow to a more youthful position. This technique reduces risks for patients and surgeons need to make fewer, smaller incisions. A reputable plastic surgeon can produce very natural-looking rejuvenation results with an endoscopic forehead lift. Some patients choose to combine this procedure with an eyelid lift for maximum results.
Procedures like the forehead lift and eyelid rejuvenation address specific areas of the face and are great for younger patients. For patients who are older or who have more sagging skin, however, a facelift is often a better option. The facelift has been one of the most popular facial plastic surgeries for years, and for good reason. It’s a comprehensive procedure that can dramatically rejuvenate the face and take years off a patient’s face. While a facelift can’t hold off aging forever, it can turn back the clock and slow down the process for up to a decade.
The modern facelift is highly customized. Traditionally, the facelift procedure addresses the mid to lower face and the neck area. These tend to be where the effects of sagging skin are the most obvious. During a facelift procedure, the plastic surgeon lifts and tightens the underlying facial structures, repositions facial fat and trims and tightens excess skin. This creates smooth youthful contours that last for years.
Choosing Your Procedure
Of course, these aren’t the only options for surgical facial rejuvenation, but they’re popular for a reason. If you’re ready for a new you in the new year, then it may be time to start thinking about your options. You know your aging concerns better than anyone, and you can get expert advice by discussing your goals and concerns with a plastic surgeon.
The doctors at Aesthetic Surgery Center in Naples, FL understand that each patient has unique needs. Our experts tailor custom procedures to help clients reach their individual goals. For advice on choosing your procedure, schedule a consultation by calling (239)-594-9100 today. Making a change in 2019 could just set you up for your best year yet!