Surgical face lift is a procedure that can be done under local (under injections + sedation) or general anesthesia. It involves an incision at the junction of skin of the face and the ear. (Nowadays short scar face lifts are done, where the scar is very small and over a period of time are rarely visible enough to draw attention). After the incision, the skin and the underlying SMAS is tightened and pulled in an antigravity fashion to oppose the effects of gravity. Once the symmetry is achieved on both the sides, the incisions are closed taking care not to disturb the hair line or disturb the appearance of the ear.
Following a face lift, you can expect a role back of almost a decade in your physical appearance. A good facelift, is symmetric, maintains the hair line, both in the region of the temple and in the back of head, as well as maintaining the symmetry of the ear. We can expect the effects of a surgical face lift to last for over a decade to almost 15 years if the procedure has tackled both the skin and the underlying SMAS. Revision of a face lift is also possible, and it is also possible to correct a prior poor face lift. Most common effect of a poor prior procedure is a disturbed hair line in the region of the temple, but such cases can be tackled with hair transplant in this area.
Nose Surgery / Rhinoplasty
A good nose enhances the features of a face and even a slight imperfection can take attention away from a beautiful face. Rhinoplasty or nose correction surgery is performed either via a small external incision, or by a scar less technique, involving internal incisions that reshapes and re contours the nose creating a balance among facial features.
It can also be performed as reconstructive nasal surgery, which means correcting birth defects and disfigurements that are result of injury. Rhinoplasty can also relieve nasal obstruction and improve one’s breathing. Particular care is taken to involve the patient at all stages of planning to achieve satisfactory results.
This procedure is generally performed as a day procedure under general anaesthesia & results appear within 6-8 days weeks with continued refinement till 6-12 months
Ear Surgery – Otoplasty
Surgery done to improve the position, shape and proportion of the ear is called ear surgery or otoplasty. It is used to correct the defects of the ear structure that is present from the birth or defects or injuries that occur during accident. It helps in bringing the proportion and balance to the ears and face and creates a natural shape. You may consult a plastic surgeon if you have a disfigured or protruding ears.
The first step of the surgery is giving general anesthesia. After that, incisions will be made on the back of the ear. Sometimes, incisions may have to be created in front of the ear. Through the incisions, the surgeon will correct the protruding or mis shaped cartilages. After the procedure, the incisions will be closed with external stitches.
You can see the results of the surgery immediately after the surgery. Complicated surgeries may take much time to show the results. The surgeon will give instructions after the surgery about things that should and should not be done. He will also explain you the risks of the procedure before the surgery. Children from the age of five to old aged people can go for ear surgery on one condition that, they should be healthy otherwise.
Many persons are born with thin lips. They are desirous of having lips that are full. The number of cases in need of this surgery is increasing constantly. For lip augmentation, fat can be used properly. Substances like fillers can be effectively used to highlight the margins of the lips. Fat cells are not used for this purpose because they result in a clumpy appearance when used.
Possible problems with autologous fatLiposuction in the abdominal region and in thigh areas is carried out to inject the fat in other areas like lip. It is necessary to inform the patient about the liposuction, although the patient is under the effect of local anesthesia. The fat that is taken from the areas is processed and filled into the syringes. Then, the fat is then transferred into the desired areas in the appropriate amounts. A swelling in this region may be experienced. This condition can last for almost 3 to 6 weeks after the lip procedure. Therefore, the social appearance during this time will have to be restricted. Resorption can occur to almost 30% to 50% of the fat injected. Therefore, it is necessary to inject a quantity of fat that is 30% more than required. A deformity in appearance may be caused, but it generally fades away after a period of 6 weeks.
Correction of Bat ear/ prominent ear correctionBat ear is a condition that occurs at childbirth. The problem is normally caused due to the irregularity in the soft tissues folding during ear formation.
Treatment Local anesthesia may be sufficient in most cases. The procedure begins by making an incision in the back of the ear. Surgical procedures are performed to fold back the soft tissues so that the ear is now in the required shape. Only minimum invasion is required and this scar fades away in a short time.
Face Implants When you want to enhance certain features of your face such as cheeks, jaw line and chin, the best option for you is the facial implant. The specially formed solid, biocompatible materials that are designed to improve or restructure the physical structure of your face is called facial implants. There are mainly three kinds of implants included in this procedure. They are:
Chin implants: When the projection and size of the chin does not project in proportion with the mid-face and forehead, chin implant is used to correct the issue. Basically, chin implants are used to correct the inappropriate appearance of the chin.
Cheek implants: It will look awkward if the cheekbones projects abnormally. Cheek implants are usually used to increase the projection of the cheekbones and to add volume to the recessed or flat areas of the chin.
Jaw implants: Jaw implants are used to increase the width of the lower third of the face. Facial implants can be caused by both chin and jaw issues.
Facial implants are done with the aim of creating balance and proportion on the structure of your face. Before moving on to the procedure, the surgeon will examine your health conditions. He will give you instructions to help you in preparing for the surgery. He will also explain you the possible risks and complications of the surgery. Some of the possible risks of the procedure may include Infection, Scarring, Bleeding, Risks of the anesthesia, Skin sensation changes, Skin discoloration and swelling, Skin sensitivity, Irregularities of the skin contours, Persisting pain, Blood clots, Cardiac and pulmonary complications and Deep vein thrombosis etc.
The surgical procedure is also known as forehead lift. This surgery is appropriate for those who are either concerned about the expression lines or worried about the aging signs in the forehead. This surgery performs the following functions:
The creases, regarded as the indications of aging, are minimized. The creases can either occur in the forehead or on the nose bridge
Other commonly formed lines are the frown lines, named after the lines that are formed when a person frowns. This surgical procedure can effectively correct this condition.
A sagging or drooping eyelid can also be corrected. This is particularly useful to increase the vision and/or to decrease the aging symptoms.
The eyebrows can also be raised to result in a more youthful appearance.
This cosmetic surgery can be performed by involving minimal incisions. Due to this reason, it takes only very less time for the patient to get discharged. With more and more people worried about their aging symptoms, this surgical procedure is indeed a boon!
Eyelid Surgery – Blepharoplasty Eyes are the mirror to the world. Indeed and eyes speak so much about the face of a person. They give out the inner emotions of the person, even when the person is trying to be someone else. And unfortunately they convey the age of a person, even if that person does not feel that old. Very early age related changes are easily visible in both the upper as well as the lower eyelid. An ageing lower eyelid with its hanging fat bags gives the feeling that the person is actually older than he is. in addition the tear trough deformity that is often present (the hollow crease present below the eyes), further aggravates the situation.It is possible surgically to correct this to a large extent, in a process known as blepharoplasty or eyelid rejuvenation surgery.
The surgery can be done under local anesthesia in most patients. This involves an injection containing local anesthesia in the skin of the eyelids. The skin incision is just under the eyelashes, and the scar is easily hidden in the lines of the lids, and no evidence remains of the surgery. There is also the approach where the incision is done through the conjunctiva, known as trans-conjunctival blepharoplasty. Then the excess skin over the eyelid and protruding fat bags are removed, to leave behind a younger looking eyelid, and the look is not present anymore. The fat bags can also be used to cover the tear trough, and reduce the hollowness that is present under the eyes.
Chin surgery, otherwise known as mentoplasty is the surgery for reshaping the chin. It can be either an implant or a reduction surgery. Patients who are appearing for nose surgery may sometimes have to undergo for chin surgery in order to acquire the perfect facial proportion. Chin surgery is meant to balance the proportions of facial features to better the look of the individual.
The doctor will suggest you to have an x-ray before the surgery in order to find out which part of chin to operate on. The surgery procedure may vary according to your requirement. If you want to round out the chin using implants, the procedure will be:
First step is the anesthesia. You may have to have a general anesthesia to make you asleep and pain-free. In some cases, the doctor may prefer any other medicine to numb the concerned area.
An incision will be made inside or outside the mouth, under the chin. In order to place the implant, a pocket will be made in front of the chin and under the muscles.
For implanting, the surgeon may use fat tissues or real bone, or an implant made out of any other material.
Normally, the implant will be attached to the bone with screws or sutures.
The incisions will be closed using sutures.
If you are about to have chin surgery, the procedures will start with general anesthesia. The surgeon will make an incision inside your mouth in order to get access to the chin bone. After making a second cut through the jaw bone using chisel or bone saw. The jaw bone will be wired or moved in place. The incision will be closed using stitches or bandage. This procedure may take 1 to 3 hours of time. The surgery will have the usual possible risks of of all other surgeries.