Eyelid surgery is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting eye folds, deformities, wrinkles, and facial defects; for aesthetically correcting the eye area of your face; and for medically modifying the eye itself. It is also commonly called blepharoplasty, alopecia, or trichoptlosis. Eyelid surgery helps improve the patient's appearance, self-image, self confidence, and psychological well-being. It also improves vision quality and visual function. Some of the common areas of Eyelid Surgery that are done include correcting any problems with the cornea, fixing under-eye bags, correcting astigmatism, reshaping the eyelid, improving eye alignment, removing eye scars, or changing the shape of the eye. Eyelid surgery is also a major cosmetic surgery, as it helps to improve the overall appearance of a person's face and eye area.
A facelift is a major type of eyelid surgery and usually involves tightening of loose skin, muscle tone, bone structure, and underlying fascia using liposuction or a variety of small instruments. The procedure is also referred to as a "tummy tuck" and is a medical procedure. Tummy tucks usually require simultaneous removal of excessive fat, skin, and skin structures in the upper neck and around the ears. Other cosmetic surgeon procedures commonly done include brow lifts and chin lengthening, eyelid lifts, lip lifts, rhinoplasty, chin implants, and nose jobs.
Another popular eye-lid surgery technique is blepharoplasty. Blepharoplastic surgery is done to change or correct an excessive skin, fat, or laxity in the eyelid creases. Some of the most common areas of Eyelid Surgery that are performed by cosmetic surgeons are: Coluzzle Surgery, Rhytidectomy, Chin Implantation, Conventional Implantation, Fraxelift, Laser Assisted Treatment, Eyelid Lift, Laser Cleansing, and Laser Light Therapy.
An Eyelid Lift or blepharoplasty procedure may be suitable for you if you have drooping upper eyelids or excessive sagging below your eyes. This procedure will tighten the muscles in the upper eyelids and can produce a dramatic result. It is most effective for people who are within ten to fifteen years of age. Eyelid lifts and blepharoplasty can also be performed on patients who are suffering from droopy upper eyelids, habitual eyebags, excessive skin at the upper eyelid corners, excessive eye blinking, and thinning skin at the lower eyelid corners.
If you have lost the use of one of your eyelids or your need for a laser-assisted eyelid lift surgery has been eliminated due to age, then you may benefit from a rostamo. A rostamo is a type of closed upper eyelid surgery that is similar to an eyelid lift surgery but uses a special laser called a light emitting dye (LED) that is used to treat areas of your skin. The LED burns away the pigment in your skin that causes pigmentation, such as dark circles or wrinkles, or makes the skin tighter. This treatment is also effective for eliminating the thinning skin at the upper eyelids, as well as treating under-eye bags.
If you are interested in a more minimally invasive approach to treating the bags and puffiness in your eyes, then your surgeon may recommend you to undergo a Tummy Tuck. This surgery involves a major incision across the bottom half of your nose, which will then create a long incision across the top half of your nose. Your surgeon will then make smaller incisions in the lower lids. This surgery typically produces great results for people who have excess skin at the upper lids. This surgery is sometimes combined with a mini face lift to achieve a sleeker, more youthful appearance to your face.
Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is basically a plastic surgery technique for changing and reconstructing the nose for aesthetic purposes. There are basically two forms of plastic surgeries used in rhinoplasty reconstructive surgery which restores the shape and functions of the nose to an extent and/or cosmetic surgery which alters the appearance of the nose. In rhinoplasty, both the medial and the nasal sides are worked upon. In this process, all components of the nose are reshaped or changed in some way.
In a nose job procedure in Seattle Washington, the plastic surgeons make an incision starting from the ear extending to the base of the nose. The incision is widened to give a better view of the region where the procedure will be carried out and additional incisions made to insert any required artificial tissues or skin into the nostrils. After the nasal bones, cartilage, skin and soft tissues are removed through the nasal reduction, the muscles are tightened to restore normal functioning of the nose without making any noticeable difference with the other external features. The incision is closed with stitches and the nose job is done.
Rhinoplasty can be done on younger patients who have not yet acquired wrinkling, drooping and sagging of the skin around the nose, but who still have good health according to the physician. Plastic surgeons perform the operation for teenagers and for those who are in good health. The recovery period is usually very short and the patient can go home the same day of the surgery. The nasal tipopharyngeal valve, or the natural breathing conduit to the lungs, remains open during the operation, which means that there is no need for any artificial ventilation. Recovery period for a rhinoplasty nose job can last from one to three weeks and during this time, the patient can experience some pain and discomfort, but these will be temporary and can be treated accordingly.
A deviated septum is one of several common surgeries that plastic surgeons perform regularly. In rhinoplasty this condition is called septoplasty. In this surgery, the ethmoid region of the nose is divided into two areas: one at the base and one at the tip. This improves breathing through the nose by separating the two sides of the nose and therefore improving breathing efficiency. A deviated septum may result in breathing difficulties or even asthma attacks.
Another common surgical procedure which plastic surgeons perform routinely is a frontal rhinoplasty. This type of rhinoplasty involves removing the frontal part of the nose, or the skin around the soft palate and the eyes. Sometimes the forehead skin is too thin to meet the upper rim of the nose, resulting in a 'hammertoes' appearance. This is also caused by an imbalance of muscle tone, which is corrected with this operation.
One final rhinoplasty procedure that many cosmetic surgeons perform is a facial balance repair. If you are born with a disfigured nose, or if it has been severely deformed due to injury or disease, your cosmetic surgeon can reshape your nose in a way that improves facial balance. This procedure involves using plastic surgeons tools such as an anatomically designed facial balance device, scissors and lasers to reshape your nose and thus improve facial balance. Your plastic surgeon will discuss the results of your procedure with you, so be sure to ask plenty of questions. Also make sure to choose a qualified surgeon, and always go with a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in this area of medicine.
The last type of cosmetic surgeon's surgical procedure is one that most people have heard of: the nose job. A nasal tip reshaping procedure, also sometimes called a nasal polypsectomy, is performed to remove benign or malignant tumors in your nose. Because these tumors can cause breathing difficulties and other serious problems, they must be removed immediately. Your cosmetic surgeon will explain all of your options, including both traditional and non-traditional nose job procedures. You may want to consider a traditional nose job in order to have a more classic appearance.
The nose is made up of three distinct parts: the nose bone (the uvula), the nose cartilage (the maxillary fibrous tissue) and the trachea. When either one of these parts develops abnormality, problems can arise. Incisions may be made inside your nostrils, on the outside of your nose or under your nose, depending on your needs. Your rhinoplasty plastic surgeon will help you determine which option best meets your goals and recovery timeframe.