The human face has an amazing impact when people interact with each other. It is a window through which others can recognize our feelings. A facial expression affects people before they even say anything. When we look good, we feel good. We are more confident in ourselves and are able to manage our lives better.
It can be said that if we do not love our face it also affects our personal, social and professional life. Whether it’s the cause of an injury, a congenital anomaly, or just a different face, most people think life is too short to spend behind a face we don’t like.
The aging that is reflected on our face also negatively affects those who behave and feel younger than their face shows. Luckily, esthetic medicine has found tons of solutions for every imperfection one may have.
Did you know plastic surgery started as a reconstructive procedure to treat soldier’s injuries from war? The medical field has developed since then and is now primarily used for cosmetic purposes. The improvements in the industry have made it possible for many men and women to enhance their natural beauty.
Facial plastic surgeons are doctors who specialize in improving our face whether the imperfection was caused by birth, burns, injury, illness, or aging. They are usually able to restore or repair the function and its appearance.
Facial plastic surgery procedures also prevent and stop the effects of aging, allowing a young and youthful look. Dr. Michael R. Macdonald, MD, and a plastic surgeon at Aesthetic Surgery Center offer extensive care to achieve your desired goals. Call the office today for more information. Some of the treatments at Aesthetic Surgery Center include:
Getting rid of the excessive fat in the neck area results in shape improvement of the lower third of the face and neck (especially the profile). This is achieved by removing fat deposits under the lower jaw and chin area.
Through small puncture incisions on the skin below the lower edge of the chin, infiltration is performed first with a physiological solution with anesthetic and adrenaline, followed by the liposuction of the fat tissue from the mentioned area.
The process is done under local anesthesia and is complete after only 20 minutes. After 2 to 3 days, the elastic compression bandages are removed, and then a return to normal activities is expected. Early postoperative massage is recommended.
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, involves techniques to address eyelid issues such as:
- Droopy eyelid
- Saggy and fatty skin around the eyelids
- Other lid problems causing the eyelid to turn inward or outward
You can combine this procedure with other techniques such as laser resurfacing to eliminate wrinkles, lines among other changes in the skin.
Blepharoplasty can occur on the upper or lower eyelid or both. During the procedure, Dr. Macdonald makes an incision on the lids to remove the excess and fatty tissues, then closes them using small and dissolvable sutures.
The operation takes about two hours or less. You may experience swelling and bruising after the surgery, which goes away after a few days allowing you to resume your daily activities.
Face and neck lift
Face and neck lift is an effective procedure for many men and women wishing to reduce the aging signs. The technique aims at rectifying issues on the lower part of the face, including the jaws, cheeks, jowls, and neck. There is also a non-surgical option, a thread face lift, that also improves and reduces sagging, restores the lost volume, enhancing your natural appearance.
Liposuction can be used alongside liposuction to remove excess fat cells on various targeted areas. The procedure occurs under general anesthesia and takes around four hours.
Botox is a popular cosmetic procedure that many individuals use to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on their faces. The Botox injections contain botulinum toxin that helps prevent the facial muscles from contracting.
The injections treat wrinkles and facial lines on the forehead and around the eyebrows. They occur in many forms to give a successful facelift outcome without the need for surgery. Botox is comfortable and provides immediate visible results.
Laser resurfacing involves using light energy to enhance the production of collagen, enhancing skin rejuvenation. Dr. Macdonald offers laser resurfacing treatments on specific areas of your body to tighten and refresh your skin.
The procedure is highly effective and comfortable, with little or no downtime recovery. You can use laser resurfacing to eliminate acne scars, fine lines, skin pigmentation, and enhance overall skin texture and tone.
Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure to create balance and enhance symmetry in your face. The technique addresses various issues like:
- Narrow nasal tip
- Wide nostrils
- Drooping tip
- Too long or short noses
- Bumps along the nose bridge
- Too wide bridges
The procedure improves breathing and general facial appearance.
The objective of this procedure in most cases is to reshape the eardrums, by decreasing the angle which connects the eardrum to the head. By doing this, a normal contour is being achieved, thus making a person’s ears normal.
Under normal circumstances, it is done under local anesthesia and does not last long (approximately one hour). However, if a patient does not feel prepared to go through this consciously, general anesthesia can also be an option.
When it comes to recovery, it is important to know that within two weeks both bondages and the thread will be removed, allowing you to look show your new look. Complications are very rare and include only swelling.
Being a surgeon is a very responsible job. Plastic surgery is just as demanding, no matter how many attempts there are to ignore that fact. We are witnessing a huge offer of cheap interventions, the use of uncertified materials, thus, it is very important to choose the right and proven surgeon who will perform the procedure on your face correctly.
Contact a facial plastic surgeon today
Dr. Macdonald has expert skills in performing various plastic surgery procedures, including brow lift, neck lift, rhinoplasty, and more. He focuses on providing excellent results to meet your desired needs. Contact his office today to schedule an appointment.