Which facial plastic surgery procedure is right for you? Facial plastic surgery procedures are designed to reduce the signs of aging and improve the harmony of facial features. Dr. Hollingsworth can help you decide which procedure is right for you. Schedule a consultation at our office to discuss your desired facial plastic surgery treatment.
The facelift procedure is right for patients who have sagging of the jowls or cheeks, as well as deep creases around the mouth (marionette lines). Depending on the area in need of treatment, Dr. Hollingsworth will recommend a lower, mid, or upper facelift.
The ideal patient for a facelift is in good health and has lower facial jowling and/or excessive skin and fat in their neck. Surprisingly, age is not really a factor. When the above changes are present, surgery can be considered whether at age 40 or age 70. A facelift will remove excess skin and large wrinkles from the face and redefine the jaw line and neck.
Unlike the facelift, the brow lift treatment targets the eyebrows and forehead. During
the brow lift procedure, Dr. Hollingsworth lifts and tightens excess skin and smooth out wrinkles on the forehead to produce a more rejuvenated appearance.
A neck lift, also known as a submental lipectomy, is a surgical procedure that removes localized fat deposits under the chin, corrects muscle laxity, tightens sagging skin or enhances a receding chin.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)
As our eyelid skin stretches and becomes excessive, our muscles weaken and “bags,” which represent bulging fat, become apparent. We tend to look tired, angry, or sad because of this excess eyelid tissue.
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is designed to correct these changes and reveal a more youthful and energetic appearance. Excess skin is excised, fat pockets are removed and muscles are tightened. The best candidates for this plastic surgery procedure are men and women who are in their 30s or older.
Otoplasty (Ear Tuck)
Lop-ear deformity is a condition whereby the ears protrude abnormally from the side of the head. Instead of slanting backward, they stick almost straight out and look excessively large. For young children this obvious difference can be a source of embarrassment and teasing. Ears usually reach their adult size by the age of 5 or 6. Correction of this problem can be done anytime thereafter.
The ear is reformed by removing skin and cartilage from the ear's back side, re-creating natural folds, and then sewing everything into a more flattened position. A headband will need to be worn for 2-3 weeks after the surgery. Rarely are there any noticable scars. Children require general anesthesia for this procedure, but teenagers and adults can be done under local anesthesia. Surgery is often performed in the hospital, but it requires no overnight stay.
Not every nose looks normal on every face. Noses can sometimes be too large, too wide, or too crooked. They may also be obstructed, function poorly as an airway, or have a prominent hump. As the major feature of the mid-face, the nose has great potential to enhance or detract from an already pretty face. Likewise, a nose that does not breathe well can be a real nuisance.
For breathing difficulties, the inside cartilage of the nose may need to be straightened ("septoplasty") or chronically swollen tissue may need to be amputated ("turbinectomies"). Cosmetic problems often require shaving off bone, breaking and then resetting the nose. Patients may need to wear a splint for 5-7 days. Bruising can be extremely variable. There are no external incisions or sutures with any of these surgeries, and patients can sometimes return to work in 4-5 days. All of these procedures need to be done in the hospital under general anesthesia, but none require an overnight stay.
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