Hair transplantation surgery is a cosmetic procedure performed on both men and women who have experienced thinning hair, significant hair loss, or bald spots. Hair transplantation candidates must have healthy hair growth at the back and sides of the head to serve as donor areas. These donor areas serve as the harvesting site for the grafts. Factory such as hair texture, waviness, color or curliness may affect the results.
It’s important to know that all hair transplantation techniques use your existing hair. The goal of surgery is to find the most efficient uses for existing hair. Hair transplantation techniques such as mini-grafts, micro-grafts, and punch grafts are generally performed on those who are looking for a more modest change in hair fullness. However, one must remember, there are limits to what can be achieved through transplantation.
Lip enhancement procedures provide patients with a fuller, more rejuvenated lip. It also decreases the fine lines and wrinkles that are commonly found around both the upper and lower lips. Lip enhancement is performed by injecting a natural or synthetic bio-compatible material into the lip or lip areas. Patients can typically return to their normal activities the day following their procedure. Some minor swelling or bruising may occur, but readily resolves.
Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. This procedure can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound beneﬁts to appearance and self-esteem. If protruding or disﬁgured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery. Continue reading Ear Surgery
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on either the upper and lower lids, or both. Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes. Continue reading Eyelid Surgery
A brow lift is a surgical procedure that helps to improve the contour and position of the eyebrow, as well as to eliminate the furrows and wrinkles that result in a sad, tired, or angry appearance. As we age, the eyebrow descends and flattens and our eyebrows lose the normal arch, creating a sagging appearance to our upper eyes. A brow lift or forehead lift will restore the brows’ normal position and arch, and it can also eliminate the furrows/wrinkles of the forehead.
There are several different ways to perform a brow lift. The procedure may be performed through conventional, endoscopic, or minimally invasively means. Our physicians will help you decide which technique is best suited for your needs.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
Our doctors perform the endoscopic brow lift through the use of three small incisions (1-2 cm) and a camera connected to a television monitor. The eyebrow is elevated and the muscles that create the angry furrows are weakened. The procedure generally takes a couple of hours and the patient returns home the same day as their procedure.
Temporal Brow Lift – Minimally Invasive
A temporal brow lift is used to elevate the lateral portion of the eyebrow to restore the natural youthful arch of the brow lost with the aging process. Through a small incision (2-3 cm) behind the hairline, the lateral brow is freed from its underlying attachments to the bone and is elevated. There are no scars on the face or forehead as a result of this procedure. Although a temporal brow lift does not address the muscles causing brow furrows, performing a temporal brow lift in conjunction with the use of a neuromodulator can produce results similar to an endoscopic brow lift while minimizing incisions.
Conventional Brow Lift
A conventional brow lift is performed through an incision behind the hairline in a coronal pattern (from ear to ear like wearing headphones). If your hair is receding, the incision may be placed directly at the hairline to prevent adding even more height to your forehead (non-hair bearing areas). Most scars become inconspicuous within the hair as they heal.
Before the procedure begins, your hair will be tied in rubber bands, but will not be shaved. Once the incision is made, the skin and muscles are elevated to gain access to muscles and eyebrow. The eyebrow is elevated to its normal more youthful position and the muscles producing brow wrinkles are weakened. Any excess skin is then removed.
Rhinoplasty enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.
Rhinoplasty surgery can change:
- Nose size in relation to facial balance
- Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils
- Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
- Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
- Nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned
- Nasal asymmetry
If you desire a more symmetrical nose, keep in mind that everyone’s face is asymmetric to some degree. Results may not be completely symmetric, although the goal is to create facial balance and correct proportion.
Rhinoplasty to correct a deviated septum
Nose surgery that’s done to improve an obstructed airway requires careful evaluation of the nasal structure as it relates to airflow and breathing. Correction of a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of breathing impairment, is achieved by adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment.
A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck, such as:
- Excess fat and skin relaxation in the lower face that creates jowls
- Excess fatty deposits under the chin
- Loose neck skin
- Muscle banding in the neck, which created abnormal contours
The loss of youthful contours in the face and neck can be due to a variety of factors, including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions, and stress. Some people feel they are not ready for a full facelift because the upper face is still pleasing. However, many patients will note excess wrinkling of the neck skin, a “turkey wattle” or double chin, and jowl lines. When the neck area doesn’t match the upper facial appearance, a neck lift may be a good solution.
Rejuvenation procedures that can be performed in conjunction with a neck lift are: a brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, fat transfer, to add fullness to the lips and cheeks and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or eyelid surgery, to rejuvenate aging eyes.
A mid-face or cheek lift is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the nasolabial folds and cheeks. As we age, the fat which is overlying the cheek (called the malar fat pad) drops. As a result, patients experience a flattened appearance to the cheeks, noticeably more prominent nasolabial folds, and a drooping of the corners of the mouth. A mid-face lift will re-elevate the malar fat pad to restore the volume loss to your cheeks, lessen the appearance of nasolabial folds, and lift the corners of the mouth.
To achieve such results, while keeping scaring to a minimum, our physicians use a technique known as Minimally Invasive Mid-Face Suspension, most commonly known as the MIMS Procedure. During this procedure your physician will make a small incision behind the hairline, and then elevate the malar fat pad to restore the natural, full appearance of your cheeks. The procedure takes several hours and is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
Facelift is one of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures.
During a facelift, your physician will smooth the wrinkles and creases under the eyelids, removes loose skin and fat deposits from underneath the chin, lifts sagging cheeks and tightens the face and neck muscles. Facelift surgery has a rejuvenating effect on the face and is often combined with a brow lift or eyelid surgery to further improve the appearance of the area around the eyes.