Cosmetic Face Surgery

The following procedures are offered under Facial Rejuvenation:

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, technically called blepharoplasty, is a procedure to remove fat--usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes - features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision. However, it won't remove crow's feet or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under your eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows. While it can add an upper eyelid crease to Asian eyes, it will not erase evidence of your ethnic or racial heritage. Blepharoplasty can be done alone, or in conjunction with other Facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or browlift.

If you're considering eyelid surgery, this information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure-when it can help, how it's performed, and what results you can expect. It can't answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Please ask your surgeon about anything you don't understand.


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Forehead Lift

With aging, the eyebrows descend towards the eyes, causing the upper eyelid skin to bunch and fold. Forehead lifts are designed to lift the lateral eyebrow and to improve the "hooding" over the lateral eye. The incision for a forehead lift is typically hidden within the scalp. Forehead lifts are commonly performed with upper lid blepharoplasties, or removal of some of the skin of the upper eyelid. Risks of the forehead lift include numbness and tingling of the scalp, asymmetry of the two eyebrows, temporary or even permanent loss of motion of the muscles of the forehead, and some hair loss within the incision. Ask your surgeon if you are a good candidate for a forehead lift.


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Facelift and Necklift

As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life can be seen in their faces. Deep creases form between the nose and mouth; the jawline grows slack and jowly; folds and fat deposits appear around the neck.

A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can't stop this aging process. What it can do is "set back the clock," improving the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.

Cosmetic Surgery Articles by Dr. Dumanian


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