A brow lift (forehead lift) can revitalize drooping or lined foreheads, helping you look less angry, sad or tired. Using a traditional or method through completely hidden incisions, brow lifts involve the removal or alteration of the muscles above the eyes and skin tightening to smooth lines and raise the eyebrows for a more youthful appearance. The procedure is often combined with other operations such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and facelift to improve the look of the eyes and other areas of the face.
While brow lifts are typically performed on patients aged 40-60 to counteract the effects of aging, anyone with lined or inelastic skin on the forehead -- whether it's caused by muscle activity or inherited conditions -- is eligible. The procedure is usually performed in our office-based facility under local anesthesia and sedation.
The results of brow lift are typically long-lasting and should never result in a surprised expression.
Although many people do not notice it, a weak chin can significantly affect facial appearance, causing the nose to look larger or the neck to look loose. Chin augmentation is often performed to provide a more balanced facial appearance and create a chin with a stronger, more natural look. Also known as mentoplasty, chin augmentation is often performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty or other facial procedures in order to achieve optimal results.
During the mentoplasty procedure, an implant made of solid silicone material is placed on the front of the chin bone through a small incision underneath. This procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform, with patients usually able to return to work and other regular activities the next day. Chin augmentation is a time-tested procedure with minimal risk, and gives very long-lasting results.
Ask Dr. Lipson about similar implant procedures for cheekbone enhancement and for permanent correction of cheek hollows.
Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. During a rhinoplasty, the surgeon is able to reshape, reduce or augment a patient's nose for cosmetic, and sometimes functional, purposes. A rhinoplasty may be performed to correct a birth defect, to repair an injury, to improve breathing or simply to improve a patient's appearance.
Candidates for rhinoplasty should be at least 14 years old since it is important that patients have finished their facial growth before proceeding with this surgery. Patients considering rhinoplasty should be in overall good health, should not be smokers, and should have realistic expectations about the outcome. Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia and takes from 1 to 2 hours.
Immediately after surgery there is little pain, but the patient's nose and eyes are usually bruised and swollen. A waterproof external plastic splint will be worn on the nose for a few days. Dr. Lipson seldom utilizes packing. Most patients are able to return to regular activities in about a week. During recovery, the rhinoplasty patient should refrain from strenuous exercise, protect from the sun and avoid nose blowing, vigorous toothbrushing or any activity that puts pressure on the nose.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved in a rhinoplasty, including excessive bleeding and adverse reaction to anesthesia. Occasionally, a patient may be dissatisfied with the cosmetic results of the operation and a second surgery, called a revision rhinoplasty, may be desired. For most patients, however, a rhinoplasty is an uncomplicated procedure with pleasing results.
In order to fully appreciate the final result of a rhinoplasty, the patient must allow for many months -- up to a year -- for the skin and soft tissues to fully adjust to the new shape.
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