Facial Procedures – Cosmetic Surgery
The face is the first thing you see when you meet someone. Naturally, this part of the body gets more attention than any other when it comes to matters of plastic surgery. In order to educate yourself as to the various procedures you have, here are the top five facial procedures, what they entail, and what they can do for you.
Also known as blepharoplasty, an eye lift helps to smooth out the sagging skin that surrounds the eye – both above and below the actual eye itself. This will help to give the eyes a more refreshed and awake look, without much scarring or a painful recovery.
When the patient is under anaesthesia, the eye lid is cut, right at the crease, to remove a small portion of the actual lid. The incision lines will be well hidden within the natural bone structure of the eye socket, so no one will be able to see a thing. After this skin is cut away, the edges of the remaining skin are sewn together to help lift the eye up, hence the name.
On the bottom part of the eye, there is a small incision made in the bags beneath the eyes and the procedure works in much the same way.
The actual incisions will be covered in tape at the end and while there will be bruising and redness at first, the healing time is generally quite quick.
If you want a more radical approach that lifts the entire face, a face lift is for you. By making small incisions around the hairline hear the ears, the skin pulled more tightly around the face, causing fine lines and wrinkles to vanish, while also making the skin appear much firmer.
The surgeon might also make a larger incision just below the ears and then pull the skin off the skull in order to remove some of the excess skin that was once attached to the hairline. Then, the two edges of the skin are then sewn together to create a tighter face overall.
To enhance the look of a facial procedure, the surgeon might recommend implants in the cheeks or the chin to really create a more defined and youthful visage.
The scars are minimal and the incisions are minimal, so the healing time is short and often a matter of weeks.
CHIN AND CHEEK IMPLANTS
To help further define your face and make it more angular, you might want to choose chin and cheek implants. These are silicone pieces that are slid underneath the skin to give the appearance of bone structure where you might not have any right now.
These are found in a variety of sizes and shapes to help make the effect as natural as possible. The cheek implants are placed into a pocket of skin and fat right between the cheek bone and the skin with a small incision in the cheek, while the chin implants are inserted through a small incision at the bottom of the chin to minimize scarring.
One of the most popular cosmetic procedures is the nose job, or rhinoplasty. In this procedure, you can have a bump on your nose corrected or you can correct a deviated septum that might be causing you troubles when you breathe.
The surgeon will make a small incision in the nostrils or between them to minimize scarring and recovery time. The skin will be lifted up slightly in order to gain access to the structure underneath. Into this incision, they will push instruments that slowly remove excess bone and cartilage until the proper shape is created.
If the septum is deviated, then the septum is pushed back into its proper place.
The incision is sewn up and the surgery is complete.
SKIN COSMETIC SURGERY
What many people don’t realize is that cosmetic surgery to the face may not be very invasive, but it can be quite effective at turning back the hands of time. There are generally three different levels of facial procedures for the skin:
Dermabrasion uses small particles to help buff away the dead and dull skin cells on the face and the rest of the body, if you like. This should only be done by a licensed and experienced professional as the larger particles can cause damage if not applied in the correct way. Microdermabrasion uses smaller particles and can often be done on your home with a home based kit.
Chemical peels can be a little trickier as they are often not tolerated well by those who have sensitive skin. By they work by using chemicals to buff off the outer layer of skin to reveal youthful and new skin.
But the most popular skin cosmetic surgery is inject-ables – Botox, Restylane, and collagen.
Botox is a form of botulism that helps to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the muscles that hold them in place.
This will work for a number of months before it needs to be touched up, less often in some patients. Make sure this is done by a qualified professional as though who are not trained can overdo the procedure and cause you to lose the ability to have facial expressions.
Restylane and collagen are actually fillers that help to fill in the sinking parts of your face or to fill in your lips to make them smoother and plumper. Again, these too don’t last forever, but the effect is immediate and it can certainly improve your face in hours, not days.
While there is grace in aging, the more advanced facial techniques are showing that you can look good while the years pass