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Asian Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is a procedure that helps define the eyes better by making them appear more awake and rejuvenated. Asians in particular are a big fan of this procedure to correct their heavily hooded monolids which is a common characteristic of their ethnicity. This is the reason why Asian Eyelid Surgery is created by surgeons, so that it specifically caters to the unique physical structure of Asian eyes.

The difference between the Asian and Caucasian eyelids is on the position of the folds. An Asian eyelid typically has a crease that starts in close proximity to the eyelashes. As it gets further away from the nose, the crease tends to become larger up until the medial portion of the pupil. At this point the fold of fold of the lids appears to be parallel to the origin of the eyelash. The crease of Caucasian eyelid on the other hand is considerably much larger as it appears to be an inverted U shape.

One of the major points about this procedure is that there are different ways of performing the procedure in Asians, as it would usually be done with Caucasians. There is a lot of criticism about this surgery with many believing that Asian patients want to look more like Westerners. But in reality, Asian eyelid surgery retains the Asian features while only adding an Asian eyelid crease that would make the overall appearance of the eyes, aesthetically pleasing.

The procedure actually takes on a more modest approach. It involves the removal of a small amount of excess skin and some tissue right beneath it. The surgeon will form the crease also skillfully concealing the incision line within the eyelid crease.

Aside from improving the aesthetic value of the eyelids, an Asian eyelid surgery can also restore better vision especially when there is severe drooping of the eyelids.

Asian Rhinoplasty Procedure

The principles of rhinoplasty is universal, but in order to cater to a person’s profile or in this case, his ethnicity, some adjustments may have to be made. The goal of Asian Rhinoplasty is not to create a Westernized or Caucasian nose, but rather to create one that is compatible with the Asian face.

Surgeons who are not familiar with Asian rhinoplasty tend to use conventional techniques that are employed with Caucasian rhinoplasty on an Asian nose. The nasal tip is one of the areas that require careful attention.

For Asian noses, the goal is to create an enhanced definition, better projection and narrowing of the nasal base. In most cases of Asian rhinoplasty surgery, cartilage grafting to the nasal tip is necessary to create an ideal projection and definition to the nasal tip.

Since Asian skin tends to be thicker, it accommodates tip grafts more attractively. The nasal bridge is also another structure that is closely considered with Asian rhinoplasty. Since most Asian patients desire a higher and more defined bridge, it would not create natural-looking results if this is overly enhanced.

A good surgeon would be very careful in making sure that this does not happen, to ensure that the result will be compatible with the patient’s Asian features.

Surgeons pay particular attention to the nose bridge and the nasal tip, which creates the Asian characteristics of the Asian nose. They will also determine whether an implant will be necessary or not. And from that they also decide the type of anesthetic used. Caucasian nose surgery is basically intended to make the nose smaller, meanwhile Asian rhinoplasty typically involves making the nose larger.

The key to the success of getting the nose that you deserve is  through proper communication between you and your surgeon. It is also important that you have realistic expectations and also embrace limitations associated with the surgery.

Buccal Fat Pad Surgery

This procedure is also known as cheek reduction surgery and it is perfect for those who are not so happy sporting chubby cheeks or “chipmunk cheeks.” It is done for the purpose of creating a more slimmer and sculpted facial contour by removing fat tissues in the cheek area. The treatment is minimally invasive as it involves only a small incision created on the inside of the mouth through which the lump of fat is removed.

Some amount of swelling will be evident, but it will simply resolve in a few days. Buccal fat pad surgery will result in a more chiselled look, as the cheekbones become more emphasized. It may not be a drastic change, but it does provide a definitive contour to the face.

Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty Surgery is also known as an eyelid lift and it involves the removal of the skin in order to add or reduce fats underneath. Blepharoplasty can be done either on the upper or lower lids. This procedure is done to improve blocked vision due to heavy hooding of the lids, lessen puffiness, and correct an aged appearance.

A lower blepharoplasty is performed to reduce wrinkling, improve the shape of the lower lid, and remove excess skin and fat. The surgeon may also tighten the area to correct any sagging or drooping which can make a person appear old and tired. In some cases adding fat may also be done particularly on patients who had a hollowed out appearance.

In this procedure the surgeon creates an incision across the natural fold of the upper eyelid in which the structural changes will be created. But the surgeon will position it in a way that the incision line is concealed well along the crease line. The incisions will be made with tiny stitches that will leave a nearly invisible scar.

As for the lower eyelid surgery the incision is made just below the lashes along the natural crease. The surgeon removes or redistributes excess fat, muscles and sagged skin. A laser may also be used to remove excess tissue to reduce bruising and swelling.

The procedure only involves minimal pain that will be easily relieved with an analgesic. Healing will also start within days, but there will be some degree of risk.

The results of eyelid surgery will be long lasting. This procedure will only be done just once. But there are cases when the brows drop or descend causing the excess skin to appear yet again as a result of saggy skin of the upper eyelid. But in this case a second blepharoplasty doesn’t necessarily have to be done, a brow lift would be more appropriate.

Brow Lift Surgery

Brow Lift Surgery is also known as a forehead lift. It involves lifting the structures, specifically the soft tissues, which causes the brow area to sag, the upper eyelids to hood, and lines to form horizontally across the forehead. It removes frown lines and raises the eyebrows in a more alert position. The procedure has some variations to cater to the varying ways that men and women age. Advances in technology and better knowledge on approach provide a more aesthetically pleasing result.

A brow lift surgery can be performed with other cosmetic procedures such as a facelift, eyelid tuck, and skin resurfacing treatment. This provides a more rejuvenated look which makes the eye area look youthful and rested.

Cheek Implants

While some people find their cheeks to look heavy others are getting theirs plumped up using cheek implants. Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that emphasizes the cheeks using silicone implants to permanently restore youthfulness. However, there are also other options, such as fat grafting, fillers or injectables. As much as they are more convenient, it only provides temporary results.

This procedure is perfect for those who have lost volume in their mid-face area due to aging. Aside from restoring plumpness, it also creates better definition to the facial contour. Mild discomfort is expected during the recovery period, and you may have to wear a facial compression garment to relieve swelling and improve shape. But the results will surely create a good impression.

Chin Implant

Chin Implant surgery involves the use of synthetic or natural implants to be inserted on the chin to reshape or enhance its size. Chin implants are perfect for those with a receding chin. It creates features that are balanced or well-proportioned and it also strengthens the jawline. It is actually a minimally invasive procedure which involves creating a surgical cut underneath the chin through which the implant will be placed. It will then be secured with dissolvable sutures and protected with a dressing.

This type of surgery is often performed with other procedures such as cheek implants, a facelift, nose surgery, and other facial cosmetic surgeries. It provides facial balance and more defined features.

Split Earlobes

Torn or split earlobes can be a result of trauma after wearing heavy earrings for a long period of time. This can cause the lobes to be completely torn or widen the area of the piercing. This problem is common both in men and women.

You might want to be careful when choosing your ear accessories, because these might be too heavy for your ears.The thing with your earlobe is that once stretching or tearing occurs, the only way to repair it would be through surgery.

The procedure is straightforward as it basically involves having to sew the skin back together. But the surgeon would also have to excise torn edges and sew the fresh edges together to create a more aesthetically pleasing result. It is pretty much uncomplicated and it is carried out under local anaesthesia.

Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery is used particularly for severe cases of skin sagging and wrinkling. It is considered to provide the most extensive measure of correcting any imperfections in skin structure which is a result of aging. It removes or tightens loose skin, lift fat tissues, and tighten facial muscles. This enhancement requires general or a sedative anesthesia. The degree of invasiveness has provided dramatic results, although with the presence of risks and possible complications.

A facelift can be performed together with nose surgery, eyelid surgery, brow lift surgery or a forehead lift. All these procedures will give the face an overall rejuvenated look as the skin and all other structures underneath are smoothly repositioned. This requires a careful technique that only experienced hands and an eye for the aesthetics will be able to create.

Revision Rhinoplasty

A revision rhinoplasty is also called a secondary rhinoplasty and it is known to be more complicated and challenging than the first surgery. It takes more time and skill to finish, and create an overall aesthetically pleasing result. The thing about this procedure is that not every surgeon are skilled and trained to perform it. That is why it is important to carefully choose that person who will perform the corrective surgery because he will be dealing with a more delicate structure.

It is also important that you understand what can be reasonably done out of the situation and what is realistically possible to decrease the possibility of dissatisfaction. This is why it is important to openly communicate with your surgeon, and educate yourself better about your options.

Your focus this time around is to trust a surgeon who undestands your needs. You might want to check around first, to see a variety of options. View before and after photographs, and even ask abou their history and expertise regarding revisions.

Price is also a factor to consider, because these procedures are often more expensive. All the more you should ensure that you choose the right surgeon who is reputable to not only create clean cut results, but also one that is sensitive to the patient’s particular needs.

For example, if a patient has an ethnic background, this should be taken into consideration so that the end result will come out looking harmonized to the other facial features, with respect to one’s ethnicity.

Fortunately today advanced techniques in performing this procedure is already available. It involves technical precision backed with meticulous planning which can only be pulled off by a selected few. It is most important to never cut corners with a revision rhinoplasty. It will be more expensive, but there are financing options to make it easier on you without having to sacrifice aesthetic quality.

Rhinoplasty/ Nose Job Surgery

A rhinoplasty is considered to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today. It corrects a prominent feature of the face which is the nose. Therefore it is important to entrust this only to a certified and experienced surgeon. Any minor adjustments actually creates dramatic improvements, therefore it is important that a surgeon has a careful eye and a skillful hand in terms of details. Not every cosmetic surgeon is skilled and trained to perform a nose surgery so you have to be careful in choosing one.

The major factors that a cosmetic surgeon should be able to fulfill is to achieve aesthetic improvement without sacrificing, and maybe even improving, nasal function. There is no cookie cutter method of improving a nose, and a good surgeon would know this because he would strive towards personalizing the outcome based on your facial feature, your goals, and your ethinic background.

A rhinoplasty procedure actually has two approaches, the open and closed nose surgery. The open technique is more invasive as the surgeon creates the incisions outside of the nose so that he can have better visualization of the nasal structures underneath. This allows the surgeon a better visual field to make the necessary changes. This is particulalry useful when the surgeon has to shave some cartilage or break nasal bones.

A closed rhinoplasty on the other hand is a more conservative method since incisions are made inside the nose. This is more appropriate for less dramatic changes, and it is appropriate when inserting grafts. It is important that you openly communicate your goals with your surgeon so that you achieve the look that you want.

You have to avoid getting revisions because those procedures are riskier, challenging and most of all they are more expensive. Overall, a good rhinoplasty result is one that doesn’t make the nose stand out, but rather it should be harmonious with other facial features.

Segmental Face and Neck Lift

S-lift or Segmental Facelift Surgery is less invasive than the traditional face lift. It is recognized to provide a more natural looking appearance and long lasting results because it uses an approach which involves working on the underlying SMAS muscle. It is named as such because it only involves the surgical enhancement of a segment of the face, usually the lower half including the neck, compared to the full facelift.

A segmental face and neck lift provides optimal results while covering critical areas that often show signs of aging. Patients are often able to resume light activities within a week. This also means that the recovery period will have less discomfort, and can simply be managed by analgesics.

Thread Lift Surgery

Thread Lift Surgery is a minimally invasive technique and alternative to traditional facelift surgery. It creates a rejuvenated appearance with the help of very fine surgical threads. It can lift areas such as the brows, jowls, cheeks and even the neck. The skin and underlying soft tissues are made to be elevated as the threads are anchored on the strong tissues.

However, the procedure creates less dramatic results and is only appropriate for those who are showing minimal to moderate signs of aging. Thread lift creates subtle changes but significant improvements. It creates a more natural appearance compared to some open facelift results. If you want to maintain the results or enhance them over the years, you can have additional stitches put in.

Otoplasty

Otoplasty is a procedure is designed mainly for children who are born with rather significantly protruding or congenitally prominent ears, although adults can undergo this corrective ear surgery as well. But it is often advised for younger children to avoid being the subject of bullying.

The appearance of your ears is determined primarily on the way it harmonizes with your head, and other structures of the face. For most people the ideal form would be ears that lie close to the head which extends from the level of the brow to the base of the nose.

Most parents are concerned about the risks involved, especially when they come in with their young children. But the risks involved with this procedure are fairly minimal. Infections are rare and any possibility of scarring will not be visible since the incision line is well ridden. However, there is a possibility of poor healing or recurrence of deformity.

Insurance policies do not cover this type of surgery in general, especially when it is done due to cosmetic purposes. However, if it is to improve birth defects or to correct a result of a traumatic injury, these procedures may be reimbursable. You can also check for financing options available in clinics.

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