Facial Plastic Surgery Questions and Answers: Part 10

Facial Plastic Surgery Questions and Answers: Part 10

Question: Facelift concerns – what are signs a person has had a facelift? What should I look for in results?
Answer: It’s very important to study your perspective surgeon’s before and after facelift photo gallery, looking for detectability of the incisions. Make sure that the hair is pulled back over the ears so that you can see the incisions in front of the ear. Also look for a pixie ear lobes, elevated hairlines, wide scars or an over pulled look. In addition, study how well the neck looks rejuvenated from all angles.

Question: Which procedure would help correct my under eye bags and upper eyelids?
Answer: The primary goal for upper eyelid surgery is to remove the hooded and excess skin creating the tired look. The incision is located directly in the upper eyelid crease. The primary goal for lower eyelid surgery is to remove the fat bags creating the puffy look, and that incision is placed completely on the inside of the lower lids, also known as a trans-conjunctival approach. Choose your plastic surgeon wisely, based on extensive experience producing natural results.

Question: Would a sliding genioplasty help balance my face?
Answer: A genioplasty is performed by an oral surgeon under general anesthesia in a hospital setting with an overnight stay at the hospital, and it’s much more invasive. This procedure is usually performed when the teeth are significantly out of alignment. Consider placement of a small chin implant to augment your chin forward for purely cosmetic purposes. This can be performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure, which takes about 30 minutes.

Question: Over a year post-op & can’t breathe through my right nostril after rhinoplasty, how can this be fixed?
Answer: There are several different issues that can cause nasal obstruction which include a deviated nasal septum, turbinate hypertrophy, valve collapse, vestibular stenosis, allergies and chronic sinusitis. A thorough in – person examination is going to be required to make a determination about how best to proceed.

Question: Can the bump on my nose be fixed without surgery?
Answer: Much more information is needed, such as a full set of facial photographs from all angles to make a determination about how best to proceed. Revision rhinoplasty is more difficult than a primary rhinoplasty, so would even be more helpful if you had a copy of the operative report available. If the bump is bone and/ or cartilage, it’s going to need to be surgically shaved down. Consider following up with your original surgeon in Turkey.

Question: Rhinoplasty and nose polyps – will the doctor be able to see them?
Answer: A rhinoplasty is performed change the shape of the nose for cosmetic purposes. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is performed to remove polyps. A CT scan of your sinuses is required to identify any polyps before any type of revision sinus surgery. Best to seek out a double board-certified ENT/facial plastic surgeon who can address both issues simultaneously under one anesthesia with one recovery.

Question: Constant congestion 1 year post op rhinoplasty. Will a revision be needed to fix this?
Answer: There are multiple anatomic causes which can cause nasal obstruction, such as a deviated nasal septum, valve collapse, or turbinate hypertrophy, and allergies. Best to try medical management, first with nasal sprays, antihistamines and decongestants. You will also required in person consultation to look on the inside of an of your nose to find out what is the causing the nasal obstruction itself.

Question: Is my nose broken and will it heal on its own or will it need surgery?
Answer: The only way to make a definitive diagnosis on the nasal fractures to obtain an x-ray of your nose within the first few weeks after the injury. In addition, an – person examination of the external and internal portion of the nose, looking for a deviated septum related to the fracture is necessary. Surgery is only performed if there’s a deviated septum present, which is called a septoplasty. A rhinoplasty can be performed if the nose is crooked or blocking airflow once that all of the swelling has subsided.

Question: Am I developing inverted v deformity? Is my nose worth fixing?
Answer: Your pictures do not show an inverted V deformity, and no revision surgery is needed. Best to leave well enough alone, since you have a nice result.

Question: Am I too young to have a neck lift? 
Answer: It appears that you only have a small amount of laxity in your neck, so you may give some consideration to waiting a few years.

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