Cosmetic surgeries have become a worldwide trend. Both men and women visit plastic surgeons every day to have some parts of their bodies rejuvenated and improved using surgeries. One of the parts that have the most surgeries is the face.
There are different types of surgeries done to improve the whole face or particular parts of the face. This article focuses on the most requested facial surgeries out there:
1. Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgery usually done on either the top or bottom eyelids or sometimes both. It helps eliminate the excess skin from the upper eyelids and eliminate the fluffiness from the lower eyelids. Some people call it eye lifting.
You can also get upper eyelid surgery, double eyelid surgery, or lower eyelid surgery. It depends on what your condition is and what you want to achieve. Eye lifting is one of the most cost and time-effective cosmetic surgeries that enhance your beauty.
Depending on the work involved, it takes between one and two hours. During upper eyelid surgery, surgeons make incisions along the eyelid’s crease to aid in repositioning or removal of the extra fat, elimination of excess and sagging skin, and tightening eyelid muscles.
After the surgery is done, patients usually experience swelling and bruising. They can control that by applying cold compress or elevation. Patients can also experience discomfort, which they can treat using pain medication. Full recovery happens after six weeks, after which the outcomes will be permanent.
A facelift is a procedure meant to tighten and lift the loose and sagging skin on your face and neck. During this procedure, the surgeons usually make tiny incisions around the patients’ earlobes to hide any scars from the surgery, which are generally minimal.
After making the incisions, they pull back and lift the loose neck and facial skin and connective tissues. They also remove the excess skin and then close the incisions. This facial procedure lasts for years, unlike injections, which can last for at most two years.
Facelift get rids of some problems like:
- Loose face and neck skin.
- Double chin.
- Mid-face drooping.
- Jowls occurring on your jawline.
- Marionette line found between the mouth and nose.
The length of the procedure differs according to the patient’s skin and according to how tight they want their skin. After the procedure, patients may experience some bruising and swelling as the incisions heal.
The surgeon makes sure to give some instructions about taking care of those bruising and swellings and some pain relief instructions. After you have had the procedure done, you can expect full recovery to take ten to fourteen days.
3. Nose Surgeries
These are commonly known as nose jobs or rhinoplasties. People get them to correct the shape and size of the nose. In addition to that, they can also improve the nasal functions after the patient has suffered an injury or accident on the nose.
Other reasons people get nose jobs are changing the size of the nose trills and changing the profile and width of the nose. The surgeons consider what you would like done to your nose and the skin around your nose before starting the procedure.
Depending on the complexity of your surgery, the surgeon can use either local or general anesthesia. The surgeon does the nose surgery via a tiny incision made at the nose’s base or inside your nose.
There are various ways in which the surgeon can alter the shape of the nasal cartilage or bones. For minor alterations, surgeons take cartilage from inside your ears or nose. For significant changes, the surgeon takes cartilage from the ribs or bones from other body parts. After the completion of all the alterations, the surgeon stitches the incisions.
The stitches used later dissolve into the skin to avoid scarring. After the procedure, it is recommended you sleep with your head higher than your chest to prevent swelling and improve breathing. It is also best if you substitute showers for baths before completely healing.
Some other precautions you may need to take after the surgery include:
- Do not engage in tedious activities like exercising.
- Avoid blowing your nose.
- Eat foods rich in fiber like vegetables and fruits.
- Avoid facial expressions like laughing and smiling to avoid undoing the stitches.
- Reduce movement when brushing, especially on the upper lip.
- Do not pull clothes over your head as that can cause some bleeding and may undo the stitches.
It is normal to experience some blue or black discoloration on your eyelids after the procedure.
4. Chin Surgery
People get chin surgery to reshape their chin by enhancing it with an implant or conducting ta surgery on the chin bone. The surgeon may move the jaw bone itself using a procedure called mentoplasty or use silicone implants to project the chin more.
Also, the surgeon may remove some of the chin bone when the chin is over-projected. Most of the time, surgeons recommend shin surgery to patients getting a nose job because the shape of the chin will be projected more by the nose’s shape and size.
After the surgery, it’s best not to chew hard or move your jaw too much.
5. Brow Lift
With age, the skin on the forehead seems to sag and form wrinkles. A brow lift often called the forehead lift, is a procedure done to raise frowning eyebrows and remove the forehead’s wrinkles.
Depending on your requirements, the surgeon can either use incisions hidden behind your hairline or use the endoscopic method, which involves minimum incisions.
Before considering any facial surgery, you should do your research on the best and certified plastic surgeons to get the best results. Dr. Anurag Agarwal and Dr. Richard Maloney are some of the best facial plastic surgeons known.
The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery have certified them. They have also received certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology. Their practice is fully committed to the face and neck.
Dr. Richard Maloney and Dr. Anurag Agarwal use endoscopic techniques for face and neck lifting, finesse rhinoplasty, and laser eyelid incisions. They also utilize trademarked laser wash, and all those make sure that you get the best results from all their procedures.
Our offices are in Naples, FL, and Macro Island, FL. To book an appointment or make any inquiries, you can contact us by calling (239) 549-9100.