Many people are unhappy with the appearance of certain facial features. Perhaps they have always felt that their ears or nose were too large, or have started to notice signs of aging, such as forehead wrinkles. Fortunately, facial plastic surgery by Dr. Eberle of the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery can correct many of these cosmetic concerns. Many patients in the Fort Lauderdale and Broward County area have found that these techniques have restored their self-confidence, leaving them more satisfied with their appearance every time they look in the mirror.
WHAT IS FACIAL SURGERY?
Facial surgery refers to any type of cosmetic surgery performed on the face. Facial surgery varies from patient to patient, depending on patient’s specific need and desire, but may include procedures to reduce the prominence of certain features, such as the nose or ears. Facial surgery may also be used to remove visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, creases or folds, or it may be used to re-sculpt the contours of the face by enhancing the cheekbones or chin. Facial surgery is always personalized for each patient depending on his or her specific problem areas.
BENEFITS OF FACIAL SURGERY
For most patients, facial surgery results in an improved, younger-looking facial appearance, a reduction in wrinkles, creases, lines, folds, scars and other imperfections of the face, and a heightened sense of self-confidence and satisfaction with one’s general appearance. Facial surgery may also be used to correct imperfections, such as lack of symmetry between facial features and features damaged by injury, illness or prior surgery.
WHAT TYPES OF FACIAL SURGERY ARE AVAILABLE?
Almost every area of the face can be shaped through plastic surgery. Many techniques focus on common signs of aging such as sagging skin and wrinkles. These options include a brow lift focusing on the portion of the face above the eyebrows, a facelift that covers the entire face, or a mini facelift focusing on the lower portion of the face. Blepharoplasty surgery, or eyelid surgery, enhance the appearance of the eyelid area, while a neck lift does the same for the neck.
Other facial plastic surgeries can reshape facial features that make patients unhappy. In addition to blepharoplasty surgery for the eyelids, options include otoplasty (ear surgery) and rhinoplasty (a nose job). Other surgeries focusing on specific facial areas include genioplasty, chin implants, and cheek implants to enhance the face, and gummy smile treatments to reduce the amount of gum tissue showing when you smile. Lastly, fat transfer to the face can lift and enhance the facial features in many different ways.
IS FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY RIGHT FOR ME?
These facial surgery techniques can change the contours of your facial features or rejuvenate your facial appearance. These surgeries may be right for you if you are concerned about how a certain facial feature looks or are looking to counteract signs of aging like lines and wrinkles. Most adults in good overall health are medically able to undergo these procedures.
HOW INVOLVED IS FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY?
Because of the sensitivity of the facial area, facial surgery tends to be fairly involved. Depending on the technique you chose and your aesthetic goals, these surgeries can involve removing excess skin or fat, reshaping cartilage and other natural tissues or inserting fat or synthetic materials to increase the volume of certain facial areas. Most of these techniques require general anesthesia and can take up to five hours of surgical work.
HOW LONG IS THE FACIAL SURGERY RECOVERY PROCESS?
The length of the recovery period depends on the procedure you have undergone. In general, patients can return to work in about a week, although certain procedures can require as long as two weeks of recovery. During this time, common side effects include soreness, tenderness, swelling and bruising.
HOW MUCH DOES FACIAL SURGERY COST?
Facial surgery varies greatly in price depending on the specific surgical technique you chose, as well as the extent of surgical reshaping desired. Financing is available.
WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
Facial surgery is a popular option for people in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County, who are looking for a way to reshape a facial feature that has always concerned them or to rejuvenate their appearance to counteract the effects of aging. To learn more about the techniques available, contact Dr. Eberle at the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery today for your consultation.