Facial Plastic Surgery Questions and Answers: Part 1

Facial Plastic Surgery Questions and Answers: Part 1

Question: Is it important to have a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?
Answer: Yes, indeed, it is important to make sure that your plastic surgeon is board-certified in plastic surgery, or facial plastic surgery. It’s also very important to study your prospective surgeon’s before and after facelift photo gallery to make sure that it is extensive with lots of natural results.

Question: Facelift, lip lift, neck lift – ballpark pricing? 
Answer: A full set of facial and neck photographs from all angles are required to make a determination about how best to proceed. For many before and after examples, and our current price list for these procedures, please see the link below.

Question: Would an endoscopic brow lift smooth out of the wrinkles on my forehead?
Answer: Much more information is needed, such as a full set of facial photographs, especially of your hairline and eyebrows, to make a determination if you’re a candidate for the endoscopic or coronal approach with hair lowering. The only way to smooth out forehead wrinkles is to soften the muscles in the forehead itself, especially the frontalis muscle. This is best done with a coronal approach.

Question: Facelift surgery is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. – is this normal?
Answer: That does sound rather abnormal for outpatient elective cosmetic surgery. In our practice, we don’t schedule any long surgical procedures after 2 PM.

Question: Does lateral brow lift typically carry less risk of nerve injury since it is less invasive? 
Answer: A lateral brow lift does have less risk of nerve injury, but also accomplishes much less lift because it is minimally invasive. It Cannot address forehead lines. A traditional coronal forehead lift can address lifting the entire forehead, making the eyebrows more symmetrical, softening the corrugator and frontalis muscles creating the vertical and horizontal lines in the fore head, and adjusting the hairline upwards or downwards.

Question: Facelift v neck lift to treat my loose jowls/jawline? 
Answer: Much more information is needed, such as a full set of facial and neck photographs from all angles And your age. The skin tone in your neck will determine which is going to be the best procedure for you. In our practice, a neck lift involves removal of fat deposits above and below the platysma muscle in addition to a platysma plasty. No skin removal is required, and it is usually performing people less than 50 years of age. When the skintone is inelastic in the neck you’ll require a lower face and neck lift procedure to tighten that loose skin. Facelifts are usually performed on patients over 50 years of age.

Question: Nose job correction. Is there a way to reduce my large bridge?
Answer: A full set of facial photograph from all angles are going to be required to make sure that you’re a candidate for a revision rhinoplasty, since this procedure is one of the most difficult to perform correctly in the entire field of cosmetic surgery.

Question: Closed Rhinoplasty to deproject/ reduce length of a long ethnic nose?
Answer: In our practice for over 30 years, we have only performed closed rhinoplasty with excellent results. All of the incisions are placed on the inside of the nose. No external incisions are required, no painful packing is required either. Digital computer imaging of your nose upon your facial features would also be helpful in the education process to understand what can and cannot be accomplished. Study your perspective surgeon’s before and after closed rhinoplasty photo gallery to make sure that you see lots of natural results.

Question: Do I need upper and lower blepharoplasty, please?
Answer: From the one limited photograph, it appears that you have significant asymmetry between your left side and right side. Your left upper lid is more hooded than your right, so a conservative skin only left upper blepharoplasty can make left eyelid Look more like your right. You also have fat bags on your left lower lid, and a left-sided trans-conjunctival lower blepharoplasty can make your left eyelid Look more like you’re right lower lid.

Question: BBL or facelift surgery first? How far apart? 
Answer: It does not really matter which procedure comes first, but you should separate two general anesthetics for cosmetic surgery at least one month apart to give yourself time to recover from either procedure.

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