Signs of Facial Aging
With age comes wisdom and with wisdom comes the realization that there are advantages in spite of age to look our best. A more youthful appearance is deemed important in our romantic life, work life, and individually as how we see and project ourselves to the outside world.
Mommy Makeover surgery is a marketing term used to describe any number of different surgeries designed to reverse the unfavorable changes to the body after pregnancies.
Liposuction surgery is one of the more popular procedures done to date. Localized fat collections may be removed safely by many different types of liposuction procedures. All of the invasive liposuction procedures are safe in trained hands and are basically equally effective.
One of the more popular facial cosmetic operations is surgery to change the appearance and or the function of the nose. The operation is called a rhinoplasty and depending on what exactly is done during the operation, it can change the appearance, the function, or both. A rhinoplasty may be combined with surgery on the septum if a deviated septum is causing airway obstructive symptoms. Also the septum serves as a source of cartilage used to change the outward appearance of the nose.
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure done to improve the appearance of one’s eyes. Also, it may improve the vision if redundant skin is obstructing. Insurance will often pay for an upper lid blepharoplasty if there are visual field defects caused by the excess skin. An upper lid blepharoplasty will excise excess skin and fat in the eyelids.
A saddle nose deformity occurs when the cartilaginous portion of the nose collapses. The upper 1/3 to ½ of the nose is bone and lower 2/3 is cartilage. Saddle nose deformities can occur from traumatic injuries or from having surgery where too much of the cartilage was removed from the nose.
Surgery to improve the buttock contour is a relatively newer cosmetic procedure that has mushroomed in recent years. Popular singers and actresses with beautiful and youthful buttock contours grace the entertainment press and have spurred an interest in surgery to enlarge and shape the female bottom.
This is a 58YO lady who desires some improvement of her face. She has some of the early signs of aging that most women get. She has some excessive fat in the neck. She has lost the distinct mandibular border. Also, she has some jowling and hollowness between the jowl area and her chin. There is generalized looseness of the midface.
A plastic surgeon is a surgeon that does plastic surgery. So do many other surgeons. Cosmetic surgeons, oral surgeons, ENT surgeons, and eye surgeons, all do some plastic surgery procedures. Even dermatologists, who have no formal surgical training, do some plastic surgery operations.