Growth disturbances of face can lead to various facial deformities, like underdeveloped or over developed chin, protruded or retruded jaws, showing too much teeth and gums while smiling (Gummy smile), bent or hooked nose, flat cheek bones and various degrees of asymmetry in the face. These conditions can be corrected by simple surgery from inside the mouth with no scars at all on the face. Some of the other commonly carried out aesthetic and cosmetic facial surgeries are scar revision, lip reduction or augmentation, blepharoplasty (baggy eye lid correction) and face lift surgeries. Click on the links below to learn more about these.
Orthognathic surgery is a single or double jaw surgery which is performed to reposition the jaws. During orthognathic surgery a correct jaw alignment and occlusion as well as facial harmony is achieved.
Nose improvement surgery or Rhinoplasty is a surgery to reshape the nose, can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. The procedure requires outpatient general anesthesia.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a procedure to remove fat, and usually excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift or browlift. Excessive upper eyelid skin can often obstruct vision, so an eyelid lift can often improve functional as well as esthetics.
A facelift is a procedure, which tightens the lower face and neck. It involves incisions in front of and/or behind the ear. Some patients have a facelift and at the same time have other surgical procedures such as eyelid surgery, brow surgery, etc.
Facelift surgery is one of the best-known cosmetic facial procedures and is the absolute gold standard for lower face and neck rejuvenation. Facelift surgery was developed over a century ago and has undergone many changes and refinements. The facelift of the last generation is not the same as today's techniques. A generation ago, a facelift required a hospital stay of 3-4 days, whereas today most are performed as an outpatient and patients are home the same day.
Another difference in today's facelift patient is the age. In the past, patients waited until their sixth decade and underwent a big operation with an extended recovery. Today's patients do not wait until they look old to have cosmetic surgery. They want to stay younger looking all their life. With smaller cosmetic procedures along the way, they avoid ever looking aged.
Lip augmentation creates fuller, plumper lips and reduces fine wrinkles around the mouth. Lips may be injected with collagen or with fat transferred from another site in the patient's body. Both liquid collagen and fat are absorbed and repeat treatments are necessary to maintain results. Newer, longer-lasting options include implantable materials like AlloDerm and SoftForm.
Some people are frustrated by what is commonly referred to as a double chin. There are some common features that contribute to the appearance of a double chin. Patients may have a combination of the following, and usually inherit these features from their parents:
Because of its location, a facial scar is frequently considered a cosmetic problem, whether or not it is hypertrophic. There are several ways to make a facial scar less noticeable. Often it is simply cut out and closed with tiny stitches, leaving a thinner, less noticeable scar.
If the scar lies across the natural skin creases (or "lines of relaxation") the surgeon may be able to reposition it to run parallel to these lines, where it will be less conspicuous. (See Z-plasty)
Some facial scars can be softened using a technique called dermabrasion, a controlled scraping of the top layers of the skin using a hand-held, high-speed rotary wheel. Dermabrasion leaves a smoother surface to the skin, but it won't completely erase the scar.
The laser works by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument for the tissue that it comes in contact with, thus eliminating the need for dental drills and other instruments. Wounds heal faster and tissues can regenerate.
The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, often referred to by its product name Botox®, is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Studies have also suggested that Botox is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
Injectable dermal fillers can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars.
If you'd like to restore youthful fullness to your face, enjoy plump lips, enhance shallow contours or soften those facial creases and wrinkles, dermal fillers may be the answer. Dermal fillers have been called "liquid facelifts" because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the downtime.
Although they can't help with excess sagging skin, these soft tissue fillers can add more volume and provide immediate results at a lower cost than surgery. These treatment aren't permanent, however, and they must be repeated and maintained.
Some dermal fillers are used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as injections of botulinum toxin. Your plastic surgeon will assess your needs and recommend one or a combination of treatments to achieve your desired results.
A thread lift is a minimally invasive, safe and effective non-surgical procedure that offers that offers subtle, natural looking results for both men and women.
Due to the unique design of the cogs of threads, the surrounding tissues act to hold the threads in place without the need for visible scars. Tiny incisions are made behind the hairline and the threads are advanced along the previously marked contours so they create a firm hold on the underlying tissues without causing additional trauma.
The cogs do the work of holding, by being fixated to tissue as they are softly contoured into place. Once in position, your body generates new collagen bundles that surround each thread to maintain the lifting effect.
Microdermabrasion offers a unique, non-invasive, pain-free way to rejuvenate your skin and give it that healthier glow. Your skin will look and feel fresher! Microdermabrasion involves a mechanical exfoliation of the skin which removes dead and dull skin cells for a more vibrant, supple and youthful appearance. A number of common skin conditions can be treated such as age spots, line, wrinkles, acne scarring and more.
Dermal Roller is a simple, safe, painless and virtually risk-free treatment for:
Laser skin resurfacing, also know as a laser peel, laser vaporization and lasabrasion, can reduce facial wrinkles, scars and blemishes. Newer laser technologies give a new level of control in laser surfacing, permitting extreme precision, especially in delicate areas.