Face Surgery

Face Surgery

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FACE LIFT

A face lift (rhytidectomy) is a procedure designed to correct the signs of facial and neck aging. With age, your skin loses some of the underlying supportive structure and elasticity. As a result, you start to notice wrinkles, drooping skin (particularly along the jaw line), and deepening furrows around the mouth and chin.

In today’s times, all the anti-aging procedures available across all procedures are compared to a face-lift when comparing the results. This surgery is the gold-standard of all anti-aging procedures. It can correct, midface sagging, jowls, neck folds, double chin, marionette lines folds and wrinkles on the face in one surgery. It works from tightening the muscles and red raping the skin to suit the muscle tightening.

Procedure

Most facelift techniques focus on the lower facial areas, such as the jawline, jowls and cheeks. A facelift can also focus on the midface or the forehead. In some techniques, deeper facial tissues may be repositioned or tightened to restore a more youthful contour. In other techniques, removal or addition of fat or other soft-tissue fillers may be necessary to achieve the best results. Today, many different techniques exist with outcomes that can be consistently reliable, safe, and durable. Your incisions will depend on the area of the face that is targeted and the amount of change you want.

Recovery

Expect to have some discomfort for a couple of weeks, especially for the first 48 hours following Surgery. This can be controlled with the pain pills prescribed by your surgeon. You may be able to resume light work or school within two weeks, although most people take 3-4 weeks off, with a facelift procedure. Returning to work should be discussed with your surgeon before your surgery. You will be able to shower and wash your hair within 24-48 hours.

It will take 6-12 months for you to see the final benefit of your facial surgery.

EYEBROW LIFT

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a procedure that removes sagging skin and repositions the eyebrows, reducing hooding over the eyes, and creating a smoother, younger, but still animated brow. With age and sun exposure, eyebrows can drop, skin can droop, and deep horizontal wrinkles can develop across the forehead – contributing to a heavy brow and tired look. As brows drop, many people naturally use their forehead muscles to lift the eyebrows, creating even deeper brow wrinkles.

Procedure

The surgery involves lifting the skin and the deep layers of the forehead using incisions along or within the hairline. The surgery may also involve lifting or repositioning the muscles to correct how they pull on the eyebrows and contribute to deep wrinkle lines. Brow-lift procedures have evolved from open techniques to more complex short incision and endoscopic techniques. A brow lift usually involves incisions in the hair-bearing scalp, but sometimes incisions are made in the forehead and/or the upper eyelids.

Recovery

While most patients don’t have a significant amount of pain following a brow lift, you may require pain medications for the first few days following the surgery. Most patients are able to resume light work or school within 1-2 weeks. Heavy lifting should be avoided for the first 2-4 weeks following surgery, so parents of young children may want extra help during this time. Most bruising and swelling subsides within 3 weeks. It will take 6-12 months for any subtle residual swelling to resolve so you can see the final benefit of your surgery.

BAGGY EYELIDS

Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a simple procedure that involves removing excess skin and tightening the muscles of the upper and/or lower lids to give you a more youthful, refreshed look. As you get older, the fine skin around your eyes can begin to droop and sag, making you look more tired and older than you feel. In some cases, your health plan may cover part of the cost of this procedure if the loose skin of your upper eyelids is actually blocking your vision.

Procedure

The procedure can be done in local or general anesthesia depending upon the patient profile. It is a day care procedure most of the times where patient can go home the same day. Some swelling after the procedure is expected.

For surgery on your upper eyelids, you will receive local anesthesia, to numb the area. Markings will be made prior to surgery with you sitting up, to determine the exact amount of skin to be removed. Once you’re numb and comfortably sedated, your surgeon will make an incision along the natural crease in your eyelid and remove extra skin. Occasionally, a small amount of muscle and fat can be removed as well.

Lower eyelid surgery can be a bit more uncomfortable for a patient, so Dr. Kapadia performs it under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. With this procedure, the incision is made just below or behind the lower lash line or on the back of the eyelid.

Recovery

There can be mild discomfort during the recovery period. If the pain is severe or you develop a blurry vision, consult your surgeon immediately. Sutures are removed after 5 days from the surgery. It is common to experience swelling to the eyelids and a feeling of numbness in the first few days. Most patients require painkillers for a couple of days to relieve any discomfort. Some patients have their swelling resolve in just one week whereas others have mild swelling that persists for several weeks. Bruising normally disappears in 2-3 weeks and you may use makeup within the first week to hide discoloration

CHEEK ENHANCEMENT

A cheek enhancement is a timeless procedure intended to enhance cheeks. It gives mid-face volume, fullness and a defined structure making you look youthful, lean and toned. Cheek implant surgery is being used since 1956 for efficient and safe cosmetic enhancement and providing aesthetic improvement.

Procedure

Cheek implant can be done as a single treatment or in combination with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty or facelift. Sometimes, it is done in conjunction with a jaw implant or chin implant to fill the facial profile.

The first step is the selection of implant of right shape and size fitting your cheek anatomy. The Implant may be made up of silicone or other biocompatible material. Surgery is done in two ways. The surgeon may make a small (About 1cm) incision in the back of your mouth where gums and cheek meet, or the incision is made beneath the lower eyelash. A pocket is formed for the implant and surgeon secures implant within the pocket affixing it to the soft tissue or bone. The positioning of the implant depends on its type. Finally, the incision is closed with sutures

Recovery

During the first few days after an injection, you should avoid sleeping on your cheeks. Try to sleep facing up, flat on your back. You may also want to avoid strenuous exercise until the filler has completely taken its shape, 48 hours after the injection procedure.

Avoid touching your face, and keep your face clean and dry as much as possible until the risk of infection has passed.

NOSE JOB

Rhinoplasty, also known as nasal surgery or a “nose job,” is surgery that reshapes the nose either for cosmetic or health reasons. Your nose is a focal point of your face and the goal of nasal surgery is to create a beautiful natural-looking nose that suits you and is in proportion to your other features. Specifically, nasal surgery can be done to correct structural problems, such as a large dorsal hump or a crooked nose, or to make more subtle changes to your nose’s shape, size, and general appearance. It can also be done to reconstruct the nasal passageways in order to correct functional problems, such as a deviated septum that is causing breathing difficulties.

Procedure

With both the open and closed approaches, the details of the technique used can vary considerably depending on the patient and the goals of the surgery. Rhinoplasty is always done under general anesthetic and usually the patient goes home the same day. For people with very subtle contour irregularities, non-surgical techniques can sometime be used to correct these. Injectable fillers or fat grafts can be used to fill in minor depressions. The results are subtle and may not last, depending on the filler used.

Recovery

While severe pain is unusual, your face may feel puffy, your nose may ache, and you may have a dull headache post-surgery. Extensive swelling, bruising, and skin discoloration to the nasal area and the eyes is very common and usually will subside within 3 weeks. Less obvious swelling to the nose and tip of the nose will subside slowly and may be seen for months following your operation. Any external scars will take 6-12 months to soften and fade. The final results may not be apparent for a year or more.

Depending on your job duties, you will need to have 1-3 weeks off of work or school after your surgery. Light activity can be resumed the next day but heavy lifting should be avoided for a few weeks, so parents of young children may want extra help during this time.

LIP CORRECTIONP

Lip shaping surgery is done to alter the appearance and size of lips. It may be performed alone or in combination with other facial plastic surgeries such as facelift, rhinoplasty, chin augmentation or jaw augmentation. Lip contouring employs both lip reduction and lip augmentation technique depending on patient’s requirement. Let us learn about both the methods in detail.

  • 1.) Lip reduction – Lip reduction or reduction cheiloplasty is a cosmetic surgery to reduce the size of protruding or abnormally large lips.
  • 2.) Lip augmentation- Lip augmentation is the procedure that will make your lips sensual, fuller and bigger.
Procedure

Under the lip, a small incision is made inside the mouth to insert lip implant. A small tunnel is made through the lips horizontally. Lip Implant is inserted near the corner on one side of your lip and passed horizontally to the other side through the entire length of the lip. To pull the implant into position a unique tool is used. Once the lip implant is inserted, a tiny self-dissolving suture is applied. Mostly implant is inserted in both the lips at the same time. The procedure is carried out using local anesthesia. The whole process takes an hour to complete.

Preparation for lip enhancement will depend on what kind of procedure you and your aesthetic plastic surgeon have agreed upon. Your surgeon will provide thorough preoperative instructions, answer any questions you may have, take a detailed medical history and perform a physical exam to determine your fitness for surgery.

Recovery

It is vitally important that you follow all patient care instructions provided by your surgeon. This will include information about wearing compression garments, care of your drains if placed, taking an antibiotic if prescribed and the level and type of activity that is safe. Your surgeon will also provide detailed instructions about the normal symptoms you will experience and any potential signs of complications. It is important to realize that the amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly among individuals.

CHIN SURGERY

With weight gain, obesity, hormonal imbalance etc. an extra layer of fat is deposited under our chin, causing submental fullness. This double chin gives a rounder and swollen appearance to the entire facial profile. As we age, there is fat deposition around the lower face to the clavicular region. There is a loss of fat in the upper facial region and fat accumulation in the lower half visible as a double chin. Also, as there is poor blood and lymphatic circulation, it will make you look older.

The basic purpose of the chin surgery is to obtain a perfect shape suited to a person’s face. Depending on the current structure of the chin, it can be achieved in the following ways:

A). Chin Enhancement

The shape of the chin could be better achieved by moving the chin forward or backward. There is the possibility of adjustments made side to side, specifically in case of asymmetric chins. Depending on the person’s current chin shape, the enhancement procedure and its details are decided by Surgeon. As the name suggests, people with the issue of double chin can get it corrected by means of Chin surgery.

B). Double Chin Removal

The subjective case, as applicable, and its corresponding course of action are determined carefully by Surgeon to help his patients achieve that perfect shape and amazing look.

Procedure

Chin augmentation surgery is typically done as an outpatient procedure, but some surgeons perform it in a hospital. It usually requires local anesthesia with IV sedation, though you may opt for general anesthesia if your situation and procedure are especially complex. The surgery takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

First, your surgeon makes a small incision under the chin or inside the mouth where the gum and lower lip meet, so that the scar won’t be too noticeable. They stretch the skin to create a pocket. As your surgeon inserts the implant, they’ll mold it around your chin bone. Once the implant is secured, your surgeon sutures the incision and bandages the chin with a dressing that remains in place for two to three days.

DERMABRASION SURGERY

Dermabrasion and dermaplaning help to “refinish” the skin’s top layers through a method of controlled surgical scraping. The treatments soften the sharp edges of surface irregularities, giving the skin a smoother appearance. Dermabrasion is most often used to improve the look of facial skin left scarred by accidents or previous surgery, or to smooth out fine facial wrinkles. It’s also sometimes used to remove the pre-cancerous growths called keratoses. Dermaplaning is also commonly used to treat deep acne scars.

Procedure

Both dermabrasion and dermaplaning can be performed on small areas of skin or on the entire face. They can be used alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as facelift, scar removal/revision or chemical peel. Since dermabrasion is a surgical procedure, local anesthesia is required and is occasionally supplemented by intravenous sedation. When the skin is appropriately numb, an abrasive device is applied to the skin. This device could be a rapidly rotating wire brush or a diamond encrusted wheel or even abrasive screening. The choice depends on the anatomical location as well as the particular area to be treated. A refrigerant spray is often used to reduce the movement of the skin during the procedure. The ability to perform this procedure is very dependent on the skill and experience of the operator.

Recovery

The wound produced by dermabrasion, like any other wound, must be kept clean and moist. Gentle removal of crust and debris can occur after removal of the postoperative dressing (usually 24-48 hours after the procedure). Petroleum jelly is generally applied to the wound surface frequently. Healing usually occurs within 10 days and redness dwindles after three to six weeks.

EAR SURGERY

Cosmetic surgery of the ear, or otoplasty, is an aesthetic procedure that alters the size, position, or proportion of the ears. The outcome of ear reshaping surgery varies greatly depending on the changes that are desired, but these procedures generally improve self-confidence, especially in children and teenagers. If the ears stick out, ear pinning surgery can be performed to flatten the ears against the head. If one ear is positioned higher than the other, ear repositioning can create symmetry. Large, oversized ears can be addressed alone or in conjunction with other ear issues.

Procedure

Ear surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning there’s no hospital stay required and you can go home about two hours after surgery. It’s often done under general anesthesia for kids and local anesthesia in adults, but it will depend on the complexity of the procedure. Surgical techniques vary based on your goals, but generally, otoplasty involves two primary aspects: reshaping the ear and moving the entire ear closer to the head.

Recovery

Surgery is done in general anesthesia. Patients is fully asleep during the procedure. Suction drain is removed after 7-10 days. Patient is ready to join back school/work in two weeks’ time.Your ears will start to look normal after a week or two as the swelling and bruising resolves. Healing is close to 80% complete by six weeks, and ears are close to fully healed by about two to three months.